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I THE 1108iil.N>, NEWS. )
1 Estakumieii 18J0. Incorporated 1888. V
I J. H. ESTII.L, President. (
A Belief That the Fever of War Prep
aration will Be Followed by a Calm
Incident to Conscious Readiness for
a Clasli Bismarck’s Health a Dis
turbing Factor in the Situation—The
Allowance of the Imperial Family-
Most of the Fetes Abandoned.
Copyrighted 1888 by the Xew York Associated
Berlin, Dec. 29.—The New Year recep
tion at the court is awaited with anxiety,
the impression prevailing that the emperor
•will seize the occasion to give utterance to
tome words pregnant with indications of
the coming year’s policy. Nothing like a
speech can be expec.od, the c urt being
against anything beyond a formal reception
to the and plomatists, officials and Hofgesell
schaft generally, but some few words con
veying a message of peace to the world are
certainly looked for. The omperor readily
fir-ding a chance, none will doubt of his
The Xorth German Gazette has tardily
reDroauced, in a prominent position a’d in
large type, tbeemperoi ’* words on receiving
a wreath at the Vulcan ship works: “These
are the laurels of peace.”
Semi-official newapat>ers concur in the
aunouncemout that whatever " nr pla is are
iu preparation in France and Russia, Ger
many remains on the defensive, in the
meanwhile perfecting her armament.
The Rational Gazette, summing up the
situation, ascribes tho existing quiet to the
fact that tho period has about been reached
when arming on every si e will be ter
minated ad the fever of preparation be re
placed by a collected calm arising from
conscious readiness to do battle.
On the other hand, in the opinion of the
Militar Zeitung aud the Kreuz Zeit ting,
the suggestions of tne emperor aro pacific,
because the army is iu a 9tata of transition,
new infantry drill regulations ami the
radical changes i t the and fences necessary to
meet recent explosive inventions ami the
re? rm in cavalr. weapons combining to
lender advisable another year of prepara
tory activity.
The uncertainty concerning Prince Bis
marck’s health has become a disturbing
factor in the sit uaiion. The chancellor was
lietter at the beginning of the week, but
authentic advices from Friedrichsruhe re
port that since Wednesday he has suffered
a recurrence of the gout in severe form. Dr.
Sch weinmgor is iu attendance upon Him,
but at the instance of C unt Albort Bis
marck, Dr. Bardelebeu taw i im Thursday.
A rumor that Emperor William secretly
went to ichsruho is entirely basele s,
his everyday movements beiug open.
Officials here assert that the condition of the
chancellor is in no v/iso serious, alt oug:t
absence from work for a time is necessary.
Prior to his rela se. Prince Bismarck had
arranged to come to Berlin on Dec. 12 to
confer with the omperur before the re-open
ing of the landtag and reichstag.
The question of making additional state
provision for the imperial family’ comes up
m the reichstag sorrm time in February.
Apart from bis ample income as king of
Prussia, the alio auce of the emperor from
the imperial funds is only $750,000 yearly.
It i9 reported that the cham-ell r w ill in
form the reichstag thatnn additional £350.-
PSJO is required owing to the expenriitures
involved in t. e increased duties of the head
of the empire. The cons nsus of opinion is,
t hat some such provision is i.oce?sary, a:.d
that the sum meuiionei is reasonable.
The coinin’court season promises to be
the dullest ever known, owing to the fact
that the period of mourning for tho late
emperor h s not expired. There will be no
oourt ba ls, ami the diplomatic corps v. if]
close their salons. The annual charity sub
scription ball at the opora homo will not be
held, and no sort of festal gathering
will be allowed in official or
court circles. The emperor restricts
fores to the observance of the nnnual or
densfest on Jau. 20 aud the banquet of tho
Order of the B'ack E gie on Jan. 18. Ho
has directed that no celeoration be hold on
h.s birthday, Jan. 27.
The seriou ness of the emperor’s charactor
is fast impressing the minds of all classes of
Tho decision of the Uuion Club, the lead
ing sporting organization, not to bold races
Sunday in conformity with the desire of the
emperor, meets with universal approval
throughout Germany, though it has excited
the anger of racing circles in Austria, b -
tween which and the Union Club there have
been cloee associations.
Early in February tho imperial tour* will
be rcsii nel. The programme has not yet
been decided upon, but tue preparations
now being made indicate that the emperor
will visit Alsace-Lorraine. Couut Marshal
Liebenau has been to Strasburg to arrange
for his reception tier©.
A committee has been formed to erect a
memorial to tho late Emperor Frederick
on the field of Worth. It is expected that
tho emperor will be present at the founda
tion ceremony, and that he will t ©nee go
to Belgium and afterward to England.
Copenhagen t legrains refer indignantly
to the official reply of E nperor William to
the invitation of Flensburg Krieg rvereiti,
promising to celobrate at Sunderburg, on
June 29, the anniversary of the capture
of Alsen. Irate Danish papers say
that King Chris ian will resign hi* hon
orary colonelcy of the Uhlans if the em
peror reminds Donma k of her humiliation.
Nobody here beliovos that tho emperor
thinks of offending Drnmark because he
banquets the veterans of Flensburg.
The Auatro-Germnn Conference to
Convene To-Day.
Copyrighted by Sew York Associated Press ’sßs.
Berlin, Dec. 20.—The regrowth of social
ist activities is certain to evoke early action
by the reiebstag to settle the socialist laws.
The Austro-German socialist congress,
which meets to-morrow, will. prepare a
manifesto to the socialists of the world. A
few German delegates will attend
The members are furnished with
personal invitations in order to
give the reunion the semblance of a private
meeting. The questions to bo di cm od
chiefly concern the Austrian socialists,
including labor legislation, tbo socialist
press, p or relief, workmen’s chambers and
socialist education. Toe session will con
tinue three days. The poli o have beeu
ordered not to interfere as long a* the de
bates do not touch sedition. Tbo dynamise
section of the Vienna socialists will send
several delegates.
Among the sixty socia 1 i
ent at the Belgian chatelot rongms. and
afterward arrested on suspicion of being
concerned in dynamite explosion* duing
the recent mining strikes, were several Ger
man exiles, who for sometime resided at
Zurich. The Belgian attorney general,
Van Schaor, who direct* the trial of every
suspect, is communicating with the Berlin
government on the subject. The socialist*
a-sert that p lice agents are at the root of
the conspiracy.
The Swiss government has perfected a
system of political police, which is entirely
satisfactory to the Bei liu authorities. The
Cantonal police have been instructed to
watch ail public and private gat.eri gs
held for the purpose of discussing political
questions, and to report concerning persons
prominent at such gatherings, atul foreign
ers suspected of being dangerous. {Such
persons are to be shadowed when moving
to another canton or leaving the country.
A section of the Swi6s press condemns tho
system as tending to turn the country into
a Prussian province under tho socialist
Geneva Favored as the Place for the
turopean Conference
[Copyrighted by the XewYork Associated Press,
Berlin, Dec. 29.—The latest phase of tho
projected slavery conference, is a proposal
to meet iu Paris during the period of tho
exhibition under the presidency of Cardinal
Lavigerie. The proposal* will not bo
accepted here. The Swiss government is
urged to initiate a conference o.i the sub
ject. If held in Geneva every power is
likely to assent to the presidency of Cardi
nal Lavigerie.
Capt, Storms, the Congo explore , will
visit Berlin shortly for the purpo-e of con
sulting with Lieut. Wissmau on the subject
of the suppression of th slave trade.
It is not expected that the opposition
of tho national liberals to ihe acquisition by
the empire of sovereign rights over the East,
Africa Company’s te ritories, x' ill lead to
modifying the government's East Africa
bill. The national liberal nrgaus contend
that the conrany ought to be left
to its own resources to regain by
conquest the te. ritories it has lo t. The
territory will be under the government of
an imp rial commissioner on the same foot
ing ns Togoland and Cameroon*. The
British acquisition of new territory in tho
kingdom of More mi, on Lake Ngami, ric i
in minerals, is regarded here as a
breach of the Berlin convention.
Th s view is held on the ground tha
there was no virtual possession of the terri
tory before ihe protectorate was proclaimed.
German explorers were prospecting the
lands and negotiating for mineral rights
w hen tho territory was si zed bv t eßr ilish
agents. Interest in African affairs is caus
ing a large sale of Lieut. Wissoan’* book,
“Uuter der Deurscher fla;ge quo* durch
Iho Wrangle Over tho Morier Case
Still in Progress.
Copyrighted by the Associated Press , 1888.
Berlin, Dec. 29.—Defenders of Sir R. D.
Morier,the British Ambassador at St. Peters
burg, assort that a letter exi-ts bearing
Marshal Baz line’s signature in which he ab
solutely denies holding a:iv oorminicu’ ion
with Sir Morier. The Cologne Gazette
challenges the production of the letter and
says that even against the letter it can
place a statement, freely made by Ma shnl
Ilaz :ino n the presence of German c. ffioers,
to the effect that le first head of
the movement of the German troops
tnrough advices ema ating from 8:r Morier
at Darmstadt. The paper reviews tie
ou stion as to the source*whence Marshal
B zi.iodrew his pecuniary support while
in Madrid. The full public vindication
which Sir. Morier apoeuls for is prevented
by tho fact that he was the victim, not the
offe der, his Darm-todt cipher dispatches
sent to tho English government being
trar smitted to the French through a per
sonage in the English court.
Tho New Explosive Capable of Knock
ing tho Old Ones all to Pieces.
Copyright, 188S, by R’ero York Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 29.—The secret experiments
with tho now explosives proceed success
fully near Thorn. Experts are convinced
that the explosive can destroy forts like t. e
French fort D’Arret, ou the frontier, within
a few hours. The powe sof the explosive
will revolutionize tho whole fortress sys
tem, inaki g u-eless great closed fort works
uud necessitating movable work
enclosed iu iron clad bulwark*. The recent
fort work changes in France and Russia
mdicato that both these nations have ob
tained lino-ledge of the explosive. War
saw dispatcher s ale that the system of
Todleben will be comple ely abandonee,
a id that orders have already been issued to
slop work at Ko wised, and to form instead
a triangular system, including Kowal,
Lituski and Braiystock, connected by
strategic railways.
Cabinet Changes in Italy.
Rome, Dec. 29.—King Humbert has ac
cepted the resiguath nof Sig. Maglaini os
minister of finance and of th- treasury. Sig.
Grimaldi has been appointed minister of
finance, S g. Micoti minister of agriculture,
end Big. Perazzi minister of tho trea-ui y.
These changes indicate Premier Crisj i’s de
sire for a coalition of the parties that ac
cept hi3 progamme.
Gladstone’s 79th Birthday.
London, Dec. 29.—T0-day is the 79th
annivei-sary cf cx-Premier Gladstone’,
birthday, and noth withstanding hi* absence
on the c uitineut, scores of letter* and tele
grams (f congratulation were sent to
llawarden. Most of tho massages expres
a wish for the early triumph of nome rule.
Anti-Austrian 1 emonstrations.
Belgrade, Dec. ‘J*.— A' mob collected
last night and marched thqiugh tho streets
to the Austrian consulate, whero thev
shouted, “Down with Austria!” and smashed
the window*. Tuey then visited a number
of re idences occupied by Austrians aud
made similar demonstrations.
Evictions at Gweedore.
Dublin, Dec. 29.—Tho eviction of de
linque t tenant* iu Gweed to, county Done
gal, was commenced Wednesday. Troops
and police have been ordered there to assixt
the bailiffs, aud violent scene* are expected.
Leo’s Gilts to the Irish Cathedrals.
Rome, Dec. 29.—Th© pope has written a
cordial letter to the prelates in Ireland, in
forming them that he has pent a rich gift
to each of the Irish cathedrals.
Minister Phelps’ Plans.
London, Dec. 29.—Mr. Phelps, the United
State* minister, will remain in Loudon until
some time after the lord mayor’* banquet,
which will be giveu OO Jan. 24.
More fackville Papers to Come Out.
London, Dec. 29. It is stated that fur
ther paper* relating to the Hack wile affaii
are about to be giv en out for publication by
the foreign office.
Another Reconnaissance at Cuaklin.
Buakim, Deo. 29.—Geo. Grenfell made
another recouuoiterlug expedition to-day.
None of the ns* seen.
The Morning News.
Legitime Surrendered the Seized Ves
sel Only When it Became Evident
That Admiral Luce Meant Business—
A Claim That She Would hot Have
Been Given Up Had a French Man-of-
War Been Present.
New York, Dec. 29.—Cipt. Shuter, of
the Dutch steamer Prins Mauritz, which
arrived e -rly this morning, reports every
thing quiet at Port-au-Prince, from which
port i e saiied direct for New York on Dec.
22. Gen. Legitime was inaugurated presi
dent with great pomp and ceremony
on Dec. 19. The Galena and Yan
tic were in port at the time.
The Haytien Republic was lying outside
tie inner harbor, moored to a buoy. Presi
dent Leg.time boarded the Galena and had
a conference with Admiral Luce. It is un
derstood that he made no response for the
demand of the Haytien Republic’s release.
The Yantic grounded in the inner harbor.
Her officers afterward made a survey of the
Chief Officer Gibbelie stated to a reporter
Ibis morning that he found no excitement
at Port au Prince, an l that at the otuer
ports where he stopped he found an
apparent general satisfaction with
Gen. Legitime’s presidency. The “Haytien
Republic” wis lying in the harbor of Port
au Prince literally covered wi.b American
flags and everybody seemed to be making
merry over the set dement of tue
difficulty. The officers of the
Gal eh a aud Yi tic gave a reception to
President Legitime on Dae. 22. Capt.
Gibbelie states that there was no truth in
t e story of the bom aid meat of Caue
Huytiau, though all the northern ports were
Among the P: ius Mauritz 1 * passengers
wore Comte de Dileva, a lieutenant ii the
Haytian army. Prof. Frontier H. Suergnul
and Mad. J. E. de Controra*, wife of the
Haytiuu general of that name. Tho three
gentlemen are connected with the Haytian
department of Pie north, an 1 at once took
passage on the Fre ich steamer La Cham
pagne, which mailed from here for Havre
this afternoon. They declined to make
known their purpose in coming here.
It was the belief ou tho ves el,
however, tat the?© officers were
g ing to France to make strenuous off rts
to interest the French government in the
Haytian difficulties, and if possible to get
hat power to furni h a man-of-war for the
u e of tho army of tho north. Mine. de
Coutroras has also evidently come hero ou
a mysterious mission. She kept her own
counsel ou the voyage up and positively
refused to talk about the purpose of her
Dispatcher received by Minister Preston
in tho rn lil from H ijrti to-day confirm the
report of .he election of Gen. Legitime, and
confirm also the report of the officers of tha
steamer Prins Mauritz to the effect th it all
is quiet at Port au Prince. Minister Pres
ton thinks that tha rebellion Will soon be
put down.
On Board U. S. S. Galena, off Port
au Prince, Dec. 21, 1888, via New York
Dec. 29. — L'ha Gale.ia a-d Yantic, which
left New York Da". 12, into the
harbor of Port au Prince Dec. 29, at 9o'clock
a. m., with abo’ted gu s, torpedo booms
nit,* the ships cleared far acti n and the
crews standing at their quarto:*, to demand
of the alleged Haytian g.iverunie.it t e in
staut r. lease of the steamer Haytien Repub
lic. O.i their arrival iu the uter lim-bor Rear
Admiral Luce transferred his frig to the
Yantic, vvhica has a dra igiitof but 14 feet.
The Yantic was then run slowly into the
inner harbor to within 100 f et of the dock
where the Haytien Republic was nt anch r.
Anchor w s dropped and a stern line wax
at once attache! to the Haytien Republic,
the gua# of the Yantic beii g trained on the
The Galena remained in the ojtsr harbor
with her bro icliide and pilot guiis trained
ou the Haytian mau-of-war Dessalines aud
repared to lire at tho first hostile demoa
st ation. The Dessaiine* 1 crow also* stood
at t eir gun* until the result of the into •
view of L:eut. Griffin with Gen. Legitime
was made known. Lieut. Gr.ffi i wont
ashore shortly after 9 o’clock wi h com
nunications from tho state department
and Admiral Luce, demanding the release
within four hour* ot the detained steamer
and the withdrawal of her guard.
Gen. Legitime, finding that no delay
would be tolerated, under formal protest and
appeal for future arhi ration, c >mm indod
o eof bis gun boat* to Low the Hayden
Reoublio to tho position in the outer harbor
occupied when she was captured, and to have
such slight damage as had been done to her
epai i ed by his mechanics. Night fell be
fore her cable could be severed, a* her
anchor chain* had been badly f >uled. The
formal return was not made until the next
iav. Tue moral effect of this prompt
ction of Admiral Luce has been most salu
tary on the Haytian people.
The influence of the French government,
through their minister at Port au Prince, is
very strong xvith the Legitime government,
a dit i* said that the Haytien Republic
would not have been rolea*ed had
a French man-of-war been in the
harbor. Tt ih also chimed tnat
the French government* influence
i.as been backing* Gon. Legitime since hi*
return fron exile. The German govern
ment is generally u demtood to be back of
the Hvppolite faction in the north. Tho
release was most opportune, for it i* an
aokaowledged fact that Gen. Legitl ne had
oo itracted to sell the Haytien Republic to
tho Atlas line; and iu fact, he was about to
turn her over to a crew which had arrivod
that morning from Jamaica.
On Dec. 18 the Haytian national “consti
tutional” assembly, \> bich had been in
session for tne previous four days, after
much dispute indorsed tho existing consti
tution, aud then immediately pro
ceeded to vote the confirmation of
the action of the central revolutionary
c uumittee in electing Go.>. Le*itime presi
dent. Ihe vote wav a una im >u* one, as
forty of the forty-four deputies present
wci e from the souti era and( partuieuts sup
porting Gen. Legi ime, and th< remaining
lour were passengers on tue Haytien Re mb
lic when captured, and were detained at the
presidential palace, dined and wined and
convinced of th<i availability of Gen. Legi
time to govern the four northern depart
ments they represented.
AU the foreign powers were
informed of hi* election aud a portion of
the navy wa-* ordered to this port to par
take in a<l m "f that
event, and to take part in the Inaugura
tion feUi. The United Htates ’ flag, after
an alawiic# of eleven days, 'o* ti.en re
turned to the masthead of the Haytien Re-
public to enliven the harbor, and was flyiug
ou the arrival of the American vessels.
After having bombarded Cape Haytian.
Port De Paix, St. Marc aud otner smaller
ports on the nort and west coasts and com
pletely demoralizing all the foreign and
coast.ng trade, it has been decided to ad
vance the war ship* in connection with the
army now marching to meet the forces of
Gen. Hvppolite. Bkirmishea have occurred
o i the frontier between small detachments
of armies, and news of a general engage
ment near Bar. Marc is momentarily looked
Another Naval Battle with Dredgers
Off the Coast.
Baltimore, Dec. 29.—Information ha*
been received of a desperate fight between
the police sloop Julia Hamilton and a fleet
of illegal dro ’ger* that took place last
Thursday afternoon in a fishing bay on the
Dorchester county coast. Capt. Tyler, of
the Julia Ha nilton, discovered the pirates
at work in the morniug and ordered them
away. They were envel ped in a dense fog
and apparently sailed < ff. but returned, and
in tne afternoon Caul. Tyler attacked
them. Tho battle continued several hours,
over (100 sots being fired from the police
boat and a groat many from the boats of
the oyster thieves. An unknown dredger
was shot through the arm and tho boat*
xvero badly riddled with bullets, though no
serious and mage was done. The pirate
were finally route i and put to flight.
Friday morning the state force* were
stre igthened by the arrival of the steamer
Governor McLane, Capt. Howard, and five
dredging schooners were captured and towed
into Cambridge. Their captains, however,
escaped.. The battle is said to have been
full of excitement and several narrow
escapes from personal injury are report© 1.
Damage* Not ±. llowed on Account of
a Misprint.
Philadelphia, Dec. 29.—Judge Fiuletter
to-day delivered an opinion sustaining the
Bradstreet Company in a suit brought
against it by Crow, Levick & Cos., oil mer
chants, to recover damage for a losj sus
tamed, which, they allege, was
caus and by false information furnished
by the Bradstreet Company. They gav
credit to a flriu on the stre g h of wuat the
Bradstreet Company bad printed in its
book, and it was afterward discovered tb.it
the book had a typographical error. On the
trial of the cast 1 , Crew, Levick & Cos.
• ere non-sui ed on the ground
that the contract with the PradstreM
Company dul not bold it respoasib.e. A
rule was then taken to take off the non-sui
and Judge Fiiilctter in refusing to do so to
day said that tho contr e; upon which
iLic suit is brought expressly stipulates
that the defendants shall not be liq fie for
any loss or injury caused by any neglect or
other act of any officer or agent of tue com
pany in procuring, collecting and commu
nicating such information; and tbatr said
company and e® not guarantee the correct
ness of the aforesaid info niation.
The First Train Crosses it Amid the
I lowing of Horns.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,Dec. 29.—The first
engine and cars passed over the P nighkcep
sie bridge to-day. The bridge was com
pieted several day 1 ago. Connection with
the New York and Massachusetts railroad
was made this morning, and at 3 o’clock in
the afternoon the passage was made, 'kjie
trip was a surprise, no previous
announcement having be9a made nor
invitations given, but when the
train was seeu slowly passing up the
east approach, it wai greeted by a sulut
from every part of tho city and along the
river front on both shores, a .and multitude
of peo;.le gathered to see it croac It ma ie
the passage safety, running at about flftee i
miles an Lour, and soon ai er returned. Tlu
bridge will pro -ably bo delivered to the
company on Monday, aud tho formal open
i ig for business will take place later, when
tho railroad connections are completed.
Legal Action Aimed at Forfeiture of
the Property.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 29.—Attorney
General Kirkpatrick this af ernoon filed an
application before Judge Bimonton asking
for a writ of quo warranto citing the West
ern Union Telegrap Company, Baltimore
and Ohio Telegraph Company, and tha
Baltimore and Ouio Telegraph Company of
Pennsylvania into court to show ciuso vhy
they should net forfeit their stock, lines
aud franchise* for violating ike constitution
of the state by consolidating. Tee attorney
general alleges that the Western Union, on
Oct. 5, 1887, purchased the whole capital
x*ock of tho Baltimore and Ohio for
$5,000,000, directly iu violation of the con
stitution, widen forbids the purchase of
competing lines, and for this he ask* that
the three companies be cited to a >iear iu
court and show cause why their stocks,
line and franchises should not be decreed
forfeited. Tho court granted a Writ,
making it returnable Jan. 29.
Horrible Fate of tho on of a Wealthy
Banker of Illinois.
Bloomington, 111., Dec. 29.—Two ye irs
ago a young man of too town of Leroy, this
county, son of & wealthy banker, became
suddenly and painfully ill. From that time
until now he has been a great sufferer and
physician* have been unable to satisfactor
ily t.e disease fro n which be has
suffered. Yesterday a physician of this
city made a careful microscopic examina
tion of a particle of thi* patient’s fl sh and
fo md that it a* densely populate! with
* richina:. It i* believed that there is no
hope wh .tever for the exterinination of the
trichina) aud that the sufferer's ag my will
find no relief except iu death.
The Latter Rolls Down an Embank
ment with 16 People.
Kt. Johkph, Mo., Dec. 29.—At 10:30
oYI ck last night a car ou the electric
motor line was struck by s a switch engine
of the Chicago, Ht. Paul and Kansas City
railway at the crossing of Main and Robi
doux street*, and the cat, with alxml fifteen
occupants, was thrown and iwu an embank
ment about 85 feet h gb into Black Huake
creek. The car was de nolisbed and most
of its occur* it* injured, two of them,
William 11. Ray and wife, seriously. The
latter was injured internally und perhaps
Powder Biowa Up a Cabin.
Puyallup, W. TANARUS., D*a 29 —An explo
sion of giant f*owder yesterday blew a
cabin on the outskirts of town to pieces.
James Hlagr was killed and L roy G-w
was badly injured. The men were engaged
in clearing land and had |iowder stored in
the cabin. How it was expired i* a mys
tery, as (Jow v) as ljo badJy hurt to talk.
The Outflowing Torrent Fell Twenty
four Feet-The Vessel’s Keel Com
pletely Demolished When She Set
tled—The Gear Saved, b\!lt the Cargo
Lost—The Boat's Event!ul History.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 29.—A Port
Townsend (VV. TANARUS.) special to the Pioneer
Press says: “The steamship Idaho arrived
hero from Alaskan ports last evening, brlng
sng new* concerning the wreck of the steam
schooner Leo at Prince Frederick
eound, about seventy mi la* south
i|fct of Juneau on Nov. 25.
Tne Loo left Seattle one month previous
laden with a general cargo of furs. When
stormy weather ensued she went into Prince
Frederics s und aud anchored. The tide
receded and tho storm abated ami tho
was left high and dry on a ledge of table
rock. Toe vessel settled down a distance
of ten feet, striking her stern on the rocky
boul.lers and completely demolishing her
keel. The tide fell twenty-four feet. The
crew landed o.i the heaoh half a mile distant
aud saved nearly all the vessel’s gear.
the cargo lost.
“The whole cargo was lost. A boat with
five men was sen to Juneau for assistance,
ad tho rest of the crew remained on the
beach for twenty-two days waiting for as
sistance. Capt. Whitford ami the cook re
mained the scene of the disaster guard
ing the saved material. Th© Leo sustained
injuries which are irreparable, and the
vs*el is a total wreck. The wa* built
at Baltimore as a United State* revenue
cutter. Sue was co is rooted of Florida
live oak, and was considered one of the
staunchest cutter sint he service. After her
ar rival on this coast, she cruised on Puget
*und and Alaska, ut (mo time being fifteen
months in S.tka harbor uud at uuothiT
eleven mouths.
“She was fliftHy condemned and bought
by fcan Francisco parties. Under their
'wn* ship she made frequo it trips to t ie
Arctic, the most notable being the transfer
of Lieut. Ray and his party of the United
States’ ooa*t survey to Point Barron, and
her subsequent return two years’ later to
San Fiancisoo. Hli also carried the famou
Miner and Frontie sman S< h ffelin to
Yukon liver witu bis stern wired steamer
“New Racket,” which was sub.tequ ml>
bought bv the Sitka Trading Company, of
Sitka. After aoout one year’s une steam
was introduced. During td* latter own**r
s ip she landed all tuo teachers for the gov
ernment sono >1 throughout Alaska. ( apt.
A. T. Whitford of the Sit k Trading Com
pany recently refused $12,000 for the Leo.
The cargo was very valuable.”
A Juneau Paper Denies the Statements
of Voorneos.
Port Townsend, W. TANARUS., Dec. 29—The
Juneau (Alaska) Free Press says that the
statements made by Mrs. Voorbees iu re
gard to the abuse of nutivo women and
girls in Ala-<ka are absolutely f iso in every
particular. Denying nil her state
ments, it says: “Arne civilized people
in the wilds of Alaska an
as and advanc'd as all good citizens
of the United States should bo, and none of
the hor. ibie acta attributed to them, have
occurred within the knowledge of the old
est inhabitant. The so-called ucot animal
pat-si' us ot t to rough miner* do not as a
ruli* show lbemelves here, as they are nat
urally subdued by hard work and want of
leisure to indulge. Tho same argument
applies to the iow animal passion of the
hunters aud trappers, who find no time for
hunting and trapping Indians.”
Tho Government Taking a Hand in
Closing I hem in Minnesota.
Chicago, Doc. 29.—A di*;atch from
Tower, Minn., says: “Another raid vva
made yesterday upon tho dive* between
here aud Ely, with the result that five wer
close!, the proprietors chased into th*
woods and thirty-three worn© i taken t<
Ely. County Attorn y Sherwood hold
another conference with the U fited Stitt**
authorities 1 si evening, ami the o mclusiou
arrived at was the work of suppressing the
infa nous , retorts having been begun
k success! Ily should be continued until
shutters have b en put up on every dive in
the range, and their proprietor and in
mates either put behind the bars or made
to leave this lectio.i of the country. Orders
will be sent to every officer in this county
to employ help if necessary and see tnat
the cleaning out process is Vigorously en
Capt. Ames knd His Gallant Crew the
Boston, Dec. "29.—The Chamber of Com
merce was crowded to-day on the occasion
of the presentation to Capt. Ames and hi*
life suvitig crew, who did such noble work
on tl c ast during the recent storm, of a
fund contributed ms a testimonial to their
bravery. Addresses were mado by Collector
ttcdtoDHtall aid Capt. R. B. Forbes the
latUf* of whom presented the fund to the
en, the whole atnounti >g to about $4,7u0.
In addition to this the Humane Hoctuty’s
medsl* were presented, and the sum of
$470 aided. Charles Levi Woodbury ex
pre*pd the thanks of the men for the
various gifts.
The Number Lost Fourteen—Where
the Fire
MEMPHIS, Dec. 29.—Local Inspectors
lluls* aud Darr&gh have almo t completed
theit investigation of the Kate A Jar*u’
steamboat disaeser. From statements made
by William Blanker, the first clerk of th©
boat they And that tho Adam* had 197
per* ns on hoard wuen she took Are. Of
the*© 183 are known t lmv escaped, leav
ing fourteen as lost. The inspectors have
not yet concluded their Inqui y into the
cans# of the disaster. They ur* *ati*fl *l,
bowfver, that tne fire originated in a sack
of cotton seed on tho forward dec* of tne
Lynched In Colorado.
Dinver, Col.. Dec. 2s.—Word from
Greety, l 01., ha* leen received to the effect
that a mob early this mor mug overpowered
tho killer, broke open the jail and took out
W. D. French, who, two weeks ago, inur
d nd Harry Woo iburv, and banged him to
a tree near the court house. None of the
men are known.
Coke Miners Demand an Advance.
SotTTDALS, Pa., Dr. 29.—At a meeting
of the cok* workers of the Connelisvillo re
gion to-day It was dec-d-d to demand an
advance o! ) , per ermt. uL ouoe. 'I he ad
vauoe in Lined on $1 per tou of coke,
which is lo (*uts above il© prewut suliing
price. Tclv thousand coke workers were
represented at the meeting.
The Status of tho Tariff and Appropria
tion Measures.
Washington, Deo. 29.—The sub com
mittee of the Senate finance committee in
charge of the tariff bill was in session to
day going over the details of the measure
so far as they have not been passed upon by
the Senate, and determining what changes
t< pr pose when consideration of the bill i*
resumed next week. It. is hard y possible
that the committee will bo enabled io com
plete this work before the new year, and
it will probably be necessary to coniiuua
the cdudy ot the measure with a view to
perfecting it until nearly, if not quite, t ie
date fixed for the final vote upon it.
The sub-committee of the Senate appro
priations committee in charge of the Dis
trict, of Columbia bill arc working hard ou
it ami will probably be ready to report it
to tho Senate next week.
In tho House the Indian and sundry civil
appropriation bills are about completed and
will b reported to the full c •mmittoe next
week. This leave* tho fortifications, army,
naval, deficiency ami Agricultural and post
office appropriation bills yet to l>e com
pleted. Nearly all of the u are in an ud
\ a need stage, and the indications are that
the first mouth in the new ye r will see
them all well out of tho way of the House.
The Historical Relic Presented to South
Washington, Dec. 29.—The state of
South Carolina has received, through tho
Secretary of State, the groat soal of the
Confederate States of America. Tho seal
was presented by Col. William E. Karl of
this city. It was designed bv Thomas J.
Son lines, and was made in England shortly
before t, ie close of tho w ar. At tho evacua
tion of Ktc tnond the seal win overlooked,
i t was subsequently found, and turned ova.
to Col. John T. Fickott of this city, who
s lit it to England, had sevcraicop.es made,
and some years later presented Col. E irle
witn the original. The seal is of
bronze, and is three inches iu diameter.
Tho 6ervice from New York to be
Resumed Jan. 7.
Washington, Dec. 29.—Commencing
Jan. 7 the New York and Florida special
Pullman vestibule train via the Atlantic
Coast Line will ba resumed, leaving New
York at 9:30 a. m. and thii city
at 3:30 p. m. Mon ’ays, Wednes
days ana Fridays ad in addi
tion anew tiain "ill be pu
in service, leaving New York about 8:30
o’clock a. m. and this oltv at 8:40 o’clock
p. m. daily, except Sunday, arriving in
Jacksonville the next day at 8 o’clock r. m.,
making four trains in tne* ncrvieo
Now York and Florida by this line.
The Hearts of the Poor Children oi
Washington Made Happy.
Washington, Dec. 29. -Mrs. Cleveland
and Mrs. Folsom, both looking young aud
handsome, smiled on the poor children who
wore entertained to-day with a dinner and
Christmas tro3 by the < 'hildrens’ Christ mas
('lub, of which Mi s Al file Vilas i* pres -
lent and Miss Pauline Wuitney vice prei
dent. Richard Watson Gilder accompanied
Mrs. Cleveland and Airs. lulaoin. Two
thousand poor children in all wore enter
tained at the different halls. Every one
got a first class dinner and a present, bo
sides candy. All enjoyed a dramatic exhi
A Total of $ 129,244,090 Paid Out
Since the April Circular.
Wakhington, Doc. 29. —Tho total amount
of bonds purchased to (lute under the cir
cular of April 19 is $101,705,500, of which
$51,896,059 were 4s and $50,398,850 were
4 1 <'h. The total cost of these bonds was
$120,244,099. of which $06,010,877 was paid
for 4s and $54,233,213 for -1 1 : s. The trea
sury to-day aocep ed $459,000 at 108%
Tie treasury surplus to-day is state<l at
Postal Pointers.
Washington, Dec. 29.—A postoffice hai
been established iu Rio, Oglethorpe county,
Georgia., with Early P. Burt a* postmaster.
The following new nostmasters liave b-e.i
apj>ointed. Marshall Smith, at Hope, Ga.;
John It. Simmons, at Talona, Ga.; Sarnuei
Parker, at Drayton lsl md, Fla.;
W Turner, at, Litesville. Fla.; Hampton 11.
Robinson, at Port Orange, Fia.
The name of the p>toffice at Rounsvilb*
Floyd county, Georgia., has been changed
to Etowah.
A Customs Collector Removed.
Washington, Dec. 29.—The President
to-day directed the rem val of Edward
Cushmg, collector of customs at Belfast,
Ale., an J will nominate hi* sucoossor in u
few day*.
Tho cause for Collector Cushing’s removal
is information received at tho treasury and
- tiiat he has been accept! g
money from appl.cants for positions in his
• dlice m return for favorably action upon
their applications.
Reprea ntatlve Mill's outing.
Washington, Dec. 99.—Representative
Mill* was a xious to go away, not only for
his health which ih better, but to get a lit
tle hunting by way of relaxation. He had
to aband >n his intention to go down into
Virginia, because he learned th t the hunt
ing seas -n had closed, but lie ha* now gone
to Seymour, Conn., to visit It?prcseiitative
Gon. Stanley’s Defense.
Washington, D*c. 29.— At the request
of tne Acting of War. Attorney
General Garland has instructed the United
,S ate* district a torney at Aus in, Tex., to
take the noco-sary tej m for the legal de
fense of Gen. 8 tan ley, U, H. A., recently
arrested in that city whilo iu tno execution
of hi* official duties.
Bold Burglary.
Lanuahtkr, Pa., Dec. 29.—Burglars la*t
uight enter© i tho residen- e of Jacob F.
SVarfel, iu M die* sville, carried a safe w. igfi
mg over 1,090 |Kiun is to tlie rear yard and
blow it open with dynamite, scouring over
S6OO. Four persons aud two dogs were in
the house at the time the burglurs were at
A Causeless Run on a Bank-
Burlington, la., Dec. 29.— A causeless
run on theGertuan-Am *ricau Havings Bank
of this city wo* begun to day. It la ed
only a short time ami reeutei in tiie ©id iu
an increase in it* deposits, the hank if
• uisldcrt i one of the n tig lM M %
Iron Works Closed.
Bxlvidxrf, N. J., Doc. 29.—'1’he Oxford
Iron and Nail Cotnpauyhi works have U*n
Hhut down f>r au indeff.dte periol and
I,4*K# employe* aie idle. Over production
is given a* tne oause.
A Milkman Arrested for the Crime—
Strong Circumstantial Evidence
l olntdngr to Hie Quilt—The Lad’e
Arms, Lee'* and. Bare Cut Off, Hie
Heart and Entrails Torn Out, and
Two Slashes Cut In Hie Breast.
London, Dec. 29.—Tbo mutilated body of
a boy was found in an outhouse at Bradford
tins morning. It was reoogn id as that of
‘John Gill, 8 years of age, who, when last
seen, was sliding on the ice with some con*
panions. The boy had been brutally mur
dered. llis logs sod ai ms bad been chnpp and
oil' in a rough manner and tied to his
body. His ears had been cut off. Thera
wore two stab wounds in bis chest and bis
heart, and entrails had been torn out. The
remains when found wore wrapped in
rough covering. The police believe from
the clumsy manner in which the In sly was
mutilated tl.at. the crime wus the wot it of
drunken lads, whose iui&gi aliens hn 1 ‘men
iiillamed by reading accounts of the Waite
chapel atrocities.
It is supposed tliat the murder and butch
ery e re committed in somo other ; lace
and the remains afterwards carried by the
perpetrators to the outhouse in.which . >ay
were found. The crime has orealed the
greatest excitement at Bradford.
A milkman has been arrested on sus
picion of having committed the crime. Ihe
murdero I boy bod occasionally a • rn
pauied hi i on his rouuils. The pri, ner
was the first to recog Ize the remains. It
is certain that the body was placed.ln the
outhouse botwism the hours of 4 u .and 7
o’clock this morning.
A report Ihut the bodv uf a murderedlioy
had also been iouud at Keighley prove in
correct. The milkman is a native of
Keighley and the nimnrof theseoond crime
had its origin in this fact. The murdered
bov, when last seen, was in the prisoner's
company, and when he was missed the
milkin u was asked if he knew anything
about bis whereabouts. Ho denied uy
knowledge of him. A bloody sack ad a
knife, fitting the wounds in the hoy's eliest,
have been lournl in Ike tirisoner’s lodging!,
lie has been remanded for trial.
Danube Flotillas.
I'KSTH, Dec. 29, —The delegations will be
asked to vote a credit f>r tbo establishment
of a Dunube flotilla. The government la
gan!* this as necessary, in view uf the fact
lliat Koums .in hsi f um 'd such a flotilla,
end that Itnssia will be able wi.eu naviga
iou of tiie Danube at. tun Iron Gutes lias
neu regulu.ed, to send light draught war
slilpe up the river.
Scuttlere Sentenced.
Glasgow, Dec. 29.- Louis and Joseph
Lalmurilols, respectively captain and in ne
of the liark Gylfe, of Quebec, were to-day
sentenced to tin ye,os penal servitude
each, for trying to scuttle their vessel aud
defraud iniuraiioe compaiiles.
Frances Lawmakers
Farih, Dec. 29.—The Senate to-day
adopted tiie budget as amended by the
Chamber of Deputies, Premier Flequet
afterward read a decree dosing the session.
Hope Leo's Encyclical.
Rome, Dec. 29. —The pope's encyclical
letter in closing t.be jubilee year refers
solely to the religious duties of the clergy
and jieople.
Jackson Scientific and Quick - He Will
Moot Kdlrain.
Ban Francisco, Deo. 80,—The result of
the Jackson-McAudtfe light last night tree
a gl oat surprise to a large part of the sport
ing fraternity here, and there is no doubt
that the admirers of the Californian lost a
largo amount of money, as wonderful in
crest had been taken in the contest arid the
betting had bsen very heavy, with large
odds in McAulifle's favor.
McAulifTo w*i outfought from start to
finish, and throughout the whole fight he
did not sueoeed in giving Jackson a blow
which had any telling effect, though ho
a<mod a number of powerful ones at the
dusky Australian, which would have
brought the contest to a sudden close, if
they had reached tueir lurk.
Jackson was recognized as a good mm,
but a great majority of the spectators were
unacquainted with the fact that he po -
sesst*! such wonderful Quickness as well as
science and hard hitting powers. Jackson
came out of tne con test almost without a
MTitch, while McAul Ife was badlv pun
ished, among his injuries being a broken
President Fuller of the California Ath
letic Club received a dispatch from Ch;.rlev
Mitchell yeeteiday stating that Juk * hCii
rain would light the winner of the J n k-on-
McAuiitfe fi.ht, a d4.bat he would wugtr
from S2OO to $.7)0 in addition to the club
purse. Mitchell states that Kilraiti’s rhal
le ige to the winne r is in preference to bis
partial engagement with John L. Bulli van.
After the battle last night Jackson ex
pressed himself as pleased that Kilr ain had
declared hi nself, and that he would accept
the challenge. When Kilrain’s chmle ge
became known in the club r *om du ing the
progress of the fight as night, bets of two
to one were mad j that he would back down,
Two Bald Knoobere and Five Train
Roboers bet hree.
Bt. Louis, Dec. 2D.—A special from
Ozark, Mo., to the Post Dispatch say* that
John and Willy Matthews, two of the four
condemned Bald Kuobbers, and W. p
Halbanseon, Frank Johnson, William Bed
ford, Tnmnas Rooney and William Haaseo,
five train robbers, escaped from jail
there last night. Borne apparently
unknown person or persons cut througu
the brick wall of the prison, unlocked the
oclla and released the prisoner*, Dare
Walker, the leader of the Bald Kuo > ers,
and bis son W iHi tun, also under sentence to
hang, arid a young man named Rucer, re
fused t* leave and ere found in t.iwir cells
the discovery was ra - do. There is
great excitement among the people there
T e f*nir Bald Knobbers who were sen
tenced to hang for the murder of Cuarles
<r en and William Klees on Marcu 11,
IRtT, were David Walker, bett-r known in
Cnnstian county as “Bull Cr*ek I>an*”
William Walker, bis son; John Ma’tutwn
and Wiley Matthews, hiftieohew. Non** of
the condemned have reached their
.70 th year. and Wilbam Walker
ut not 10 years of age. The
condemned were to have been executed on
May Id, IHBH, but on an apj *ai to the
supreme court, escaped the gallows tem
| WEEK! .Y Si.*s A YEAR, f
An lowa Collector Takes Issue wit a
Secretary Fairchild.
CHICAGO. Dec. 29.-A dispatch from
DubU'iue, la., says: "Over $6,000 worth of
stained glass, manufactured iu England for
tho cathedral of this city, was seized yester
day by Surveyor McLaughlin. It is held
subject to the payment of $3,000 in duty.
The surveyor claims that tho gla.i is tu b.
ject to a duty ■ f 45 |ir cent., notwithstand
ing ttiat the Secretary of the Treasury in
formed Senator Allison that, lining for
church purposes, it was ex inpt. Surveyor
McLaughlin c aims to bo the original court
of jurisdiction in this matter, an 1 that the
Secretary of tiie Treasury has no right to
express an opinion.”
Washington, Dec. 29.—The treasury
department has no information touching
the reported seizure of stained glum win
dows imported for the Catholic eathedral
at Dubuque, la., by Surveyor McLaughlin
of that port, aud is" not advised
as to what theory tho surveyor
base* his action upon. It ia
customary for the .-secretary of the Treas
ury to issue . rders f r the free ac’missl in of
work* of urt or church regalia, as he is au
thorized by tho statute law, and in the
present case tho secretary has so far exer
cised his discretion as to permit the trans
portation under bond of a stained window
from the port of entry to that, of delivery.
Beyond this the depart mont has not goue,
and the reported utterances of Survey ,r
McLaughlin is a matter of surprise to the
treasury officials.
Dr. A. E. McDonald, the Insanity Ex
pert. Becomes Insane.
New York, Deo. 29— An evening paper
nays; "Notwithstanding carefully studied
efforts to keep the fact from nubliw knowl
edge, It has leaked out that Dr. Alexander
E. McDonald, general superintendent of the
insane asylum on Ward’s Island, has be
come insane. It is hoped that his affliction
Is only temporary, and tiiat the once brill
iant, mind of the groat specialist, will be re
stored to its normal condition, but the pros
pect at the present, tlma is not encouraging.
"Dr. MoDouaJd hn. for many yoars lieen
one of the universally recog ,izod authori
ties in this country on the subj-ct of in*
sanity and Its treatment. It teems like A
true exposition of the irony of fate
that ho himself should bars been
visited with an affectio i that
no one was suppo ed to know better than
lie how tocuie. Dr, McDonald was one of
the experts whose testimony convicted
Gulteau, the aaaaasin of Rresidont Garfield,
and it is noteworthy that he Is another of
those w o participated iu that trial aud
who have apparently fallen under the bane
of the assassin's curse.”
a Race scrimmage.
The Trouble Started by the Insolence
ota Drunken Negro.
St. Louis, Dec. 29.—Information comes
frora Monticello, Andrew county, Arkansas,
that a drunken negro yesterday pus ied a
white man off of the sidewalk and then gave
him a vigorous cursing. The marshal tried
to arrest tbe negro, hut tho latter resisted,
and a mob of seventy-five blacks immix
dintely gathered to bis aid. This brought
out the whites at once, and revolvers,
shotguns and other weapons appeared with
marvelous alucrity. Things looked ripe
for bloodshed, but through tho energetis
efforts of a few cool-headed white men an
open tight was aver ed. Toe negro then
surrendered, and t eonly physical injuries
were fracture* and brtn-e*. It was reported
that the negroe* would atte opt to release
the prisoner, a d at last accounts tbe
whi os had prepared themselves for any
Master-ln-Chancery Cutting Released
as Not implicated.
Chicago, Dec. 29.—Master-in Chancery
C. H. Cutting and Messrs. Hhaw, Flees nek,
Corbitt aud Taylor, tbe man arrested some
days ago on a charge of complicity in the
handling of stolen bonds, were arraigned
for a preliminary hearing in tbe police court
ibis morning. On motion of Inspector
BoufUdd, Cutting was released. The in
spector was convinced that ha
was innocent of any intentional
wrongdoing in the matter. The
other* were held in bonds till Jan. 2. This
morning the grand jury returned indict
ment, against Hbaw, Plessner and Taylor
for complicity in the no, and robbory. in the
chargee are those or' burglary aud receiving
stole., property. Otis Corbitt, tbe lowa
man, was indicted on a charge of receiving
stolen goods.
Dakota's Phenomenon Not Merely a
Coal Mlile Blaze.
Chicago, Dec. 29.—A dispatch front
Chamberlain, Dak., says: “Tnere is note
no doubt that the great phenomenon iq
Charles Mix comity is not'caused by burn*
ing coal alone. Tuere is a great volume of
steam constantly issuing from the crevice
accompanied by a strong sulphurous odor
and light colored smoke. The earth lot
many feet about is warm. It is also phus*
pOore*cent, aud can be seen at night for
many miles. At fits) lent interval* a deep
rum ling sound is heard fora long dista ce.
The phenomenon is situated on that portion
of the Randall military rtwrvation which
was lately thrown open to settlement.”
The imports and Exports for the Week
at New York.
New York, Dec. 29.—The exports ol
specie from the port of Now York last week
amounted to $091,919, of which $032,000
were in silver and $09,349 in gold. Ail the
gold and SI,BOO in silver went to South
America, and $030,200 in silver went to
Europe, The imports of specie at the port
of New York for the week amounted to
$142,162. of which $129,204 was in silver
aud (21,898 in gold.
The Statement shows a Decrease in
the Net Earnings.
Philadelphia. Dec. 29.—Tne statement
of the Norfolk and Western rail oad for
November shows gross earnings of $427,690;
expenses, including taxes, of $270,344; net
earnings of $151,8.13. Tula is a decrease in
tho net e imlu e as compared with Novem
ber , 1887, ol $27,040. For the eleven months
ended Nov. 80 the net earnings were $1 750 .
900, an increase of $102,001 as compared
with the oortespoudiug period of last year.
Dr. Carvar's Great Feat.
MiNNEAroi.il., Minn., Dec. 29. -Dr. W.
A. Carver had made 49,0>k> targets in his
grea. ball hitting feat u to 12 o’clock last
mgbt. This left him H,uoo targets to make
to-day to witi.

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