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THE RECORD.iATOL HOLOCAUST.
svbookd mmniiia co. ELEVEN SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE BURNED TO DEATH Lraeou corxn. jeaia. NEWS SUMMARY. Whit Rehaaralat; for e s'erformanee Their Clothes m Met on Kir. From a Jet Several Others Injured. Report from Sonora. Mexico, show that at the coal fields owned by the Southern Pacific railway, both coal and silver are being extracted. The training ship "CliesapeBke," the fiirst ailing vessel built for the nary in more than forty years has just com pleted a most successful trip in Mas sachusetts buy. Th.e entire capital stock and all the bonds of the Coos Hay, P.oseburg V Eastern railroad, Oregon, are now the property of J. D, Spnckels and Broth era company. The Ontario Government had a sale of 3'JS,000 spuur mile of timber limits in the districts of Xipissing and Rainy Kiver, in Chicago lat week. It was attended by all the leading- American lumberman in Michigan, who bought freely. Corp. Frank Sample company C, Twentieth Kansas volunteers is dead iu Leavenworth Kun.. from the effects of a bullet wouud in the head received in a battle at San Toinas, Philippines. May 4th. President II. C. Symmonds of largo, X. D., college, while standing in a bookstore, at Pargo suddenly fell to the floor. Death was instantaneous and was supposed to have been due to heart failure. The subscription started In the British colony in Mexico City in behalf of the widows and orphans of British soldiers iu the war with the Transvaal has reached the sum of 87500, Reports recived for thisseasoussngar crop In the Hawaiian islands gives the total product as 2Hi,o07 tons, which is one of the largest in years. Hugo Ilunfalvy, a lawyer of Xev York city says there Is no possible question that two electricians in Chi cago, E. P. and C. 8. C'arnly, are heirs to ao estate in Hungary worth 9,000,000 florins or about 84,320,000. A marvelous quarts find la reported from Dawson. Assays run as high as 1800 ton it is said and the ledge is a mile in width, Admiral Dewey has renewed his re quest that the Chinese who served with oim during the battle of Manila may be given the right to enter the United Slates free of restrictions. In Lincoln, Neb., at a mass meeting to express sympathy for the Boers, resolutions commending the cause of South Africa republics aud condemning oppression were adopted. Governor Poynter was one of the vice-presidents. The Queen has sent a letter to Gen- eral Lord Roberts, the newly-appointed coramauder-in chief of the British forcesin South Africa, warmly sympnth iziug with him on the death of his Bon, and thanking him for the great patri otism he has displayed in putting aside his terrible private grief In order to de- votehimself to the affairs of the nation. Friends and sympathizers of the lioersare to hold two mas smeetings in Xew York citY after the holidays. One will be undes the auspices of the Irish societies. . London papers display much anxiety over the attitude of MeueliU, emperor uf Abjsinln, toward England. At present there is a dispute between this potentate and Great Britain as to the boundary. Senator Foster' lias Introduced a bill to authorize the leasing of lands west of the ninety-ninth meridian for grnz- ing purposes. Chairman Burton of the river and harbor committee authorizes the state tnent that there will probably be no river and harbor bill at the presen session. The car shops of the Chicago, Mil waukee A St. Paul railroad, the largest plant in Dubuque, la., were destroyed by fire last week, Loss from 875,000 to 8100;000 and 300 men will be thrown out of employment. The trial of Etnil Zola, on ehare-e o having libeled M. Judet, director of the Petit Journal, in accusing him of using forged documents in an attack upon rrancois .ola, the novelists father, has adjourned for a month. The Southern Pacific company will restore the old lumber rate from Port land to San Francisco bay points, Sacramento, Stockton and San Jose, at the first of the year. The navy department purposes to' ask congress for 81,000,000 to build two first-class training ships, of 3,000 tons displacement each, the vessels to be sheathed and provided with military - sail power as well as strain propulsion. It Is claimed that the enlisted strength of the navy today is nearly 4,000 meu short of the legal limit and . of the needs of the service. Nestor Ponce de Leon, a lineal de scendant of Ponce de Leon, discoverer of Florida, died at Havana on Monday, aged 63 years. Senators Oallinger and Foster have .. both, introduced bills In the senate authorizing the appointment of com mittees to investigate trade conditions So the Orient. Senator McMillan has introduced bill for the construction of a Paciflo cable from San Francisco to Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines, the route to be decided by a commission. ear Ogilvie, Alaska, Mrs. J. Rum ball, Mrs. Dumbottorn, Henry Kelley and two Macnamara brothers, who bad been passengers on the wrecked steamer "Stratton," hailing from Min .',...,. ueapolis, were caught in an ice "jam. Tbelr boat being small, was crushed, and all perished. Quiney. 111., Dec. 22. While the schoolchildren of St. Francis parochial school. Seventeenth and Vine streets, were rehearsing this afternoon for an entertainment to ton given next Tues day evening, one of their dresses caught on fire from a giis jet, and ten minutes later four of them were burned to death, two died an hour later, and five other died before mid night. Half a dozen others were burned more or less severelv. Dead: Irrna Frieberg, May Waver- ng, .Mary AltholT, Iternadino Kreund, Colletta Middendorf, Mary Hickey, Williclmina r.uttendorf, Olivia Timpe, Addie Futterer, Josephine Holme, Margaret Warner. All these are between t and 11 years old. Helen ebbing and several other teachers, Fathrr Nicholas and Prof. Mushold were painfully burned in try- ng to save the children. The fire started in a little dressing room. 1 hree or four little girls were there dressing for the rehearsal and ughing gayly among tncmselvcs. A dozen others were grouped in tin wings of the stage near the foot of tlx stairs descending from tiie dressing- room. The girls in the dressing-room had nearly completed their continues when one of them brushed against the gat jet, but which child it was will nevei be known. A touch of the flame was sufficient, and in an instant her drcse of cotton and light cloth was in a blaze. She screamsd and ran out of the room, spreading the fire to the others as she ran. One girl, with her dress in a blaze, umped out of a small window into the stairs leading to the stage and ran down the stairs. A flaming torch she was, as she almost fell down the stairs and rushed Into the groups of children standing in the wings. They were nil clad, like her, in fancy costumes of cotton, lace and silk, rand the fire spread with incredible rapidity from one to the other. There were fourteen children in the cast of the Christmas entertainment and few escaped. It was all over in ten minutes, and in that time four perished, seven more were fatally burned, and others more or less severe ly injured. BUTTE MINING LITIGATION. Salt Commeueed C lotus That W HI Krtalt Three Ml nee. Butte, Mont., Dec. 23. The ?2,000,0tJ damage and injunction suit brought yesterday by Burdette O'Connvagainst the Anaconda and Washoe Copper companies, turns out to be a most astounding feature of the bitter litiga tion going on between the Montana Ore Purchasing company and the Amalgamated companies. The court is asked to restrain the defendants from mining on veins alleged to have their apexes in a locution called the Copper Trust. Xo suspicion of the real nature of the action can be gathered from the complaint itself, not iltistanding the extraordinary amount of damages de manded. The fact is, however, that it is no less a matter than an effort to close down the Anaconda, St. Law rence and Xevcr Sweat mines. A temporary restraining order was issued by Judgj Clancy, and an order to show cause why an injunction should not be granted, put over for hearing until January 2oth. The re straining order was served to-day, and It was afterward stated that it would necessitate the closing of the three mines. The Copper Trust claim, which O'Connor pretends to be the owner of, is nothing less than a location on top of the St. Lawrence, Anaconda and Xever Sweat lode claims, and over all of the first named and the greater part of the other two. banker baconardoned. GEN LAV. TON KILLED GEEMAN SLAVE GIRLS TOWN SLIDES INTO SEA. Strange Fate Overtakes Aiualll, Italy- Mao jr lives Lout. Rome, Dec. 23. A terrible disaster took place yesterday at Ainalft, the popular tourist resort on the Gulf of Salerno. About 2 o'clock an enormous rock, upon which stood the Capuccini hotel, slid bodily into the sea with a deafening roar and without a moment' warning, carrying with it the hotel. the old Capuchin monastery below, the Hotel Santa Caleriua and several villas. Many people were buried in the aeons, which crushed four vessels to the bottom of the sea, destroying their crews. The mass of earth which slipped was about 50,000 cubic vards. The population is in a state of terror, fear. Ing fresh calamities Troops have ar rived upon the scene and have begun rescue work. It is believed that the loss of life is heavy, including a number of monks and the occupants of the hotel. As yet it is impossible to ascertain the exact number. Aniulfi is a small but lively town of 7,000 inhabitants, situated at the en trance of a deep ravine, surrounded by imposing mountains and rocks of the most picturesqe forms. The Capuchin monastery was found ed In 1212 by Cardinal Pietro Capnauo for tho Cisterians, but came into pos' session of the Capuchins in 1583. The building, which stood in the hollow of the rock that rose abruptly from the sea to a height of 230 feet, contained fine cloisters. EVANGELIST MOODY DEAD. lie Kucrnmhed to llmrt Failure A ft or a Month's lllues. East Xorthfield, Mass., Dec. 23. DwightL. Moody, the evangelist, whose fame was world-wide, died at his home here at noon. His family were gath. ered at his bedside, and the dying man's last moments were spent in com forting them. Early in the day Mr. Moody realized the end wus not far off and talked with his family at intervals, being conscious to the last except for a few fainting spells. As the noon-day hour drew near the watchers at the bedside noted the ap proach of death. Several times his lips moved as in prayer, but the articu lation was so faint that the words could not be heard. Just as death cunie, Mr. Moody awoke as if from slumber, and said, with much joyous- ness: "I see earth receding; heaven is opening; God is calling me," and a moment later he expired. The death of Mr. Moody was not un expected, although his temporary re covery from illness was hoped for by his relatives and friends. The cause of his death was a general break-down of his health, due to overwork. His constitution was that of au exceedingly strong man, but his tin firing labors had gradually undermined his vitality until that most delicate of organs, the heart, showed signs of weakness. QUAY WILL NOT BE SEATED. Convicted la 1B98 aad Reateneed to l tears. Washington, Dec. 21. The president has granted a full perdon to James H. Bacon, who was convicted In lsyfi and sentenced to imprisonment for seven years in the Utah penitentiary for mak ing a false report to the comptroller of the currency of the condition of the Xational Bank of Salt Lake, L'Uh, of which he was president. The method of making the report, it !s asserted Ly the comptroller of the currency. Daw es, and his predecessor, as well nigh uni versal among banks.'and was well un derstood by the department, and until this time had not been the subject of ollicial complaint. They both state that in their judgment Bacon was in nocent of any moral wrong, and that he ought not to have been convicted. Attorney-general Griggs in reviewing the case, says the evidence did not warrant a finding of guilty. Attorney-General Griggs, in his re port to the president on the case, said: It would be most unjust to visit upon the petitioner the severe penalty pronounced by the statute upon oifend ers against the national banking law for a mere failure to follow strictly a purely tecliuieal detail such as this was. I advise that the petitioner be granted a pardon." Mr. Bacon has never suffered impris onment, his case hitvinir but recently been passed upon by the United States Supreme Court, Under its decision he would have had to tro to orison next month, but for the pardon. AMERICAN CENERAL KILLED BY FILIPINO SHARPSHOOTER. Ia Front of Ills M-o After a Tbree-Houre. right at San Mateo, Ha ia l'trcd In the Breast and Kip. res Im-mediately. Manila, Dec. 20. General Henry Lawton has been shot and killed at San Mateo. He was standing in front of his troops, was shot in the breast and died immediately. Geoeral Lawton left Manila Monday night, having returued from his nor thern operations Saturday, to lead an expedition through Mariquina valley, which has been the insurgent strong hold throughout the war. The valley has several times been invaded but never held by the Americans. General Geronimo was supposed to have there the largest organized force north of Manila and General Otis wished to gar rison Mariquina. San Mateo was attacked at 8 o'clock and a three hours' fight ensued. This resulted in but few casualities on the American side, apart from the death of General Lawton, but the attack was difficult, because of the natural defen ses of the town. General Lawton was walking along the firing line within .'too yards of a small sharpshooter's trench, conspicu ous in the big white helmet lie always wore, and a light yo'.low rain coat. he was also easily distinguishable be cause of his commanding stature. SHOCKING STATE OF AFFAIRS IN FATHERLAND. put Ceatnrjr I-awi riold Cefortonale Young Women to Involuntary Servi tude Mot of Them .Kidnaped from mall loi;utrjr Villacet. State and Military Authorities Clash. Omaha, Xeb., Dec. 23. Governor Poynter today instructed the prose euiing attorney of Sarpy county to begin proceedings against the two regulars of Fort Crook who were im plicated In the shooting and killing o: a deserter from that post several weeks ago. At the time of the killing the Sarpy county officers decided that they naci no jurisdiction and left the matte to the military authorities. The men were arraigned on the charge of mur der before a court-martial and ae quitted. If the civil authoritias Sarpy county refuse to act the gov ernor will order the attorney-general of the state to begin criminal proceed ings. Convict Won't Leave 1'rlson. oan r ranctsco, Dec. 24. Two years ago J. Dilhnglienno was sentenced bv the federal court to serve a two years' term in the Folaom penitentiary an pay a fine of $200 for having counter feiting tools in his possession. Ding- lienno's term expired on November 23, but he refused to pay the flue and de clines to take the pauper's oath, saying he is content to remain a guest of tne itate. The warden of the prison has asked for legal advice as to how he shall proceed to eject Ihe convict. British Malltla. Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 24. Owing to the growing seriousness of the South African war prospects and particularly the probable withdrawal of the imper ial garrison from the colonies coinci ient with the unprecedented drafting f French troops to the West Indies a proposal is afloat to augment the Brit ish West Indian militia forces to the fullest possible) strength It necessary inder special conscription. It is pro posed to increase Jamaica's force from tne regiment of 600 men to twenty-four regiments ' FUND FOR MRS. LAWTON. Will Raise the Mortcnee on Property Iu California. Washington. Deo. 22. A general order was issued from the war depart ment today announcing the death of General Lawton to the army officials and paying appropriate tribute to his worth. General Lawton died a poor man, al though but few beyond his circle of intimate friends knew of the small pecuniary reward that had come to him from his lifework in behalf of his country. Therefore some of these friends have thought proper now to come to the aid of his family, and an address to the public has been prepared asking for popular contributions, which may be remitted to Adjutant- General Corbin at Washinetou, D. C. or left with anv newspaper. APPLICANTS FOR STATEHOOD. Forecast of Senate Give Majority Against Recognizing Ills Certiorate, Washington, Dec. 23. A careful canvass has convinced the anti-Quay contingent that at lease eight Repub lican senators will oppose him on strictly legal and constitutional grounds. The arguments made against Quay are stronger aud more conclusive than those ever presented ugainst a claimant for a seat in the senate, on the basis of a governor's ap pointment. The Corbett case has presented some of the features that marked the Quay case, but investigation of the clrcum stances surrounding both gubernato rial appointments has developed some important points of dissimilarity, on which Senator Burrows will dwell in his argument against the seating of Quay, which he will make when the committee ou privileges and elections reports to the senate. It now seems probable that the com mittee will divide on strict party lines, with the exception of Senator Bur rows' vote, which will result in an un favorable report, which will be antag onized by the Republican majority. If the Democrats stand solely together and the anti-Quay Republicans have not overestimated their strength, Mr, Quay's certificate from the governor of Pennsylvania will be rejected by a comfortable majority. MORMONS 1NICAROL1NAS. Conditions In Arizona and New Mexico to he I nventlgated. Washington, Dec. 22. With tho view of investigating the actual conditions which prevail in the territories of Ari zona and New Mexico which are ap plying for statehood, Senator Shoup the chairman of the committee on territories will leave for these terri tories. In the party will be Senator Clark of Wyoming. Chairman Hull, of the house military committee. Com missioner Herrmann of the land office. Assistant Secretary of War Mcikle- john, Governor Murphy of Arizona, and Governor Otero of Xew Mexico. They will return about January . FAILED TO OPEN. I ill The State Legislature Asked to Legislate Against Them. Charleston, S. C, Dec. 24. Mormon elders have established a church at which eight ciders are at work near Ridgeland. The state legislature has beeu asked by the people of Hampton county to work for a law to extirpate the elders, and the petitioners say that prompt legislation may save them from having the mob violence that some sister states have had iu trying to rid themselves of this sect. National Rank at I'ort Jarvls, New York Suspends. Xew York, Dec. 2:). The Xational bank of Port Jarvis, X Y., did not open its doors for business today. A notice signed bv President Francis Marvin and Vice-President Sharp, was posted saying that temporary suspen sion was necessitated by the stringen cy of the -Xew York money market. The suspension is attributed primarily to the recent defalcation of L. R. Gold smith, the assistant cashier. The bank statement on December 5th showed resources of 633,601. Its lia bilities include S41 4,3'Jl of deposits. Wright Not Identified. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 23. The iden tity of G. W. Stevens, held here ou the charge of murder of the boys at Provo City, Utah, February 16. 1S9.", is not yet established. He resembles a photo graph of George H. Wright, alias James G. Weeks, alias C. T. Case, and Mr. Stevens answers in some particu lars, tho description given in the re ward circular sent out by Sheriff Storrs offering g.'iOO reward. A Cripple Creek man who knew Wright in Colo rado, who has seen the suspect, fails to identify him. ' GENERAL LAWTON. The sharpshooters directed several close shots which clipped the grass nearby. His staff officer called Gen eral Lawton 's attention to the danger he was in, but he only laughed with his usual contempt for bullets. Suddenly he exclaimed: ''I am shot," clinched his hands in a desper ate effort to stand erect, and fell into the arms of a statf officer. Orderlies rushed across the field for surgeons, who dashed up immediately, but their efforts were useless. The body was taken to a clump of bushes and laid on a stretcher, the familiar white helmet covering tho face of the dead general. Almost at this moment the cheers of the American troops rushing into San Mateo were mingled with the rifle volleys. After the fight six stalwart cavalry men forded tho river to the town car rying the litter on their shoulders, the staff preceding with colors and a cav alry escort following. The troops filed bareheaded through the building where the body was laid, and many a tear fell from the eyes of the men who had long followed the in trepid Lawton. The entire command was strickeu with grief, as though each man had suffered a personal loss. Washiugton, Dec. 20. The news of General Lawton's death was received here with deep sadness. A commission assigning him to the position of brigadier-general in the regular army had bern signed jist previous to the an nouncement of his death. ROBBED PASSENGERS ON TRAIN. ' Forty, Children Prown. Brussels, Dec. 23. Upward of forty school children were drowned in an ice accidentnt Froliiighen, near the French frontier. . The children of the district had beenigiven a holiday with permis sion to play on .the' frozen river Lys. When the merriment was at full height the ice broke suddenly aud the.. cldl- dren disappeared. A few were rescued half dead, but the majority were drowned Thrfty-six bodies have been recovered, but others are still missini. Xearly every family in town Buffered'! loss f iom, the Catastrophe. National IhararlW Dead. Ihmtington, In J., Dec. 24. Hon. L ' P.M.illigan Is dead. He was 8? years old, and his name is familiar In na tional history. In 1 84 he was arrested on a charge of treason, a military com- mission found him guilty and he was sentenced to be hanged on May 19, 1803. The gallows was erected, but the sen tence was commuted to life imprison ment. Later the case was presented to the supreme court, and James A. Gar field made one of the arguments in Milligan's behalf, and the prisoner was released. ANTI-POLYCAMY AMENDMLNT. Congressman Minfrnth of Colorado In troduces a Resolution. Washington, Deo. 22. Representa tive Shafroth of Colorado introduced a resolution providing for the submis sion to the people of an amendment to the constitution debarring polyga mists from holding any civil or 'mili tary office of trust or emolument or voting at any election for such officers. DISTURBANCE IN SAMOA. Property of Three Chiefs. Who H ere hi- pelted, Heine Looted. Berlin, Dec. 22. Advices received here from Apia, Samoa, say a slight disturbance .has occurred at the village of Luatvanu, owing to depredations upon the property of three chiefs who were expelled for refusing to pay tb poll tux imposed by the consuls of th Dricbund. The cousuls have demanded that the guilty parties be sent to Apia for uuuishment, which has been prom- Two Masked Men Hold up People on Pull man Coach. - Kansas City, Dec. 20. Passengerson the Missorri Pacific, Omaha & Nebras ka City passenger train, which left here at 9:15 last night were robbed by two masked men who boarded the train in Kansas City, Kan. They lev ied their forced contribution after the train started, holding up the passen gers in the Pullmau coach. The con ductor was among the persons robbed. At Xearinan, Kan., six miles out of the city, the train slowed up for the station aud the baudits dropped off and disappeared. The booty secured was five gold watches nnd. about S100 In money, Xo shots were fired and no one was injured. The telegraphic report made by the couductor to the Missouri officials stated that there were three robbers. Two men, who wore masks, stood the passengers up at the muzzles of the pistols, while a third robber, who wore no disguise, collected the booty, The German eu;p:ess and Countess Waldersee. furmeily princess of Noer, born Mary Lee. of New York, have "made it up." After an estrangement of several years' standing, these au gust ladies have met again in a work of Christian love, the success of which without the co-operation o' either might well be doubted. The nappy ai- liance between her majesty and the field marshal's wife, niece and aunt purposes to put an end to a most dis graceful form of white slavery the waitress evil to which nearly 30.000 worthy young women of the father land are subject. The position of the waitress of Germany in no wise cor responds to that of the English bar maid, though both serve liquor to male guests. While her British cousin is regarded as a business woman and ac cordingly paid, the German waitress is a coolie, sold by contractors to her master for a stipulated length of time. Yet even the degrading term "coolie" only inadequately describes Gretchen's position, for it suggests, besides tem porary bondage, certain rights as to wage and liberty at the expiration of the contract. The German waitress receives no wat;es, and the abject fi nancial dependency in which she is kept by bosses and agents prevents her, even when she is nominally free, from going her own way and becom ing, if she chooses, a useful member of society. As, despite the sorry condi tions under which they live, the ma jority of waitresses are respectable, hard-working girls, Mie empress gra ciously received the petitions for relief addressed to her by several thousand youns women engaged in the business, and forthwith ordered the civil and clerical members of her household to investigate the waitress question from a judicial, legislative and purely hu mane standpoint. These authorities have now made their report, and her majesty summoned Countess Walder see, "her American aunt," as her ex cellency is called at court, to Berlin to help devise ways and means for stamp ing out the evil. The report of her majesty's commissioners, who in their Investigations had the active support of numerous government and munici pal officers throughout the empire, dis closes a thoroughly disgraceful state of affairs with respect to Empress Auguste Victoria's new proteges. "The German waitress," sajs the paper, "is a slave in all but name. In the con tracts which bind her to her master and agent respectively she figures as a sort of outlaw, having no right to administer to her own affaiis; she is subject to all sorts of fines aud bound to spend her earnings in the way her master directs. The master manages to keep her in his debt all the time and uses her dependency for his own profit, until sickness or loss of good looks makes It desirable for him to re lease her from further bondage. Pen niless and infirm, the waitress is then thrown on the pavement to become a burden to the community. The report goes on to say that the waitress evil flourishes in the metropolis and in the big cities no more brazenly than in the smaller towns. In Posen, for In stance, which has only 70,000 inhab itants, including the garrison, there are forty Treat-Kueipen, employing from three to twelve so-called pretty waiter girls. Disloyal husbands, dis honest clerks, boys and pupils of the higher schools even spend their nights and, more often than not, other peo ple's money In these evil resorts that only tend to enrich the unscrupulous liquor sellers and to degrade their em ployes. Seventy per cent of all petty embezzlement cases and the downfall of numerous young men can be traced to these Knelpen, the names of which are constantly before the police and higher courts. Yet the state and mu nicipalities not only tolerate them, but license them, and "there lies the root of the evil, which your Majesty's influ ence may remove," say the commis sioners. These gentlemen discovered that the chief depots of ti e white npon thetf present vocation. tay miue an uoueei living in one of tn branches mentioned. The kldnp girls were found to be daughters oj farmers, petty officials and merchant!. Their homes were in out-of-the-w, places, and promises of fat salaries and fine clothes and gifts of trinkets had usually been held out to lure them away. Arrived at the depots, the giri are made to sign contracts with an agent for a number of years. The con tracts are always drawn up In a lan guage not understood by the signers. Thus the Bohemian and Polish girls are made to acknowledge contracts In German, and vice versa. The con tracts, say the commissioners,' are regular pirate letters, aud, what Is worse, they can be strictly enforced under the old-time servant girls law. The signer Is bound to her master body and soul, he assuming to look after her physical and moral well be ing, which means that he reserves to himself the right to administer to her finances and to inflict corporal pun ishment upon her if he thinks she de serves It. To that end he may strike her with his open fist and whip her with a strap or walking cane "but with no deadly weapon," says the slave market are in East Prussia and Prussian and Austrian Poland. In such one horse towns aa Kattowttz, Myslowitz, Beuthen, etc., large con signments of women and girls from Russia, Hungary, Galicia and Austria are constantly arriving und'.'r escort Quarmatlzsa fl2" Cattle. Washington, Dc J!. The secretary of agriculture has issued the annual order, effective January 1, 1900, estab lishing a federal quarantine against splenetic or southern fever among cat tle. Tho o der prohibits transporta tion of cattie, except under certain regulations, into other territory from the quarantined district, which is sub stantially the sainu as last year. Tin most important change Is withdrawing that portion of California north of I lie! frau easterly from Sau Fran Cisco. Pelican Point Suspect. St. Joseph Mo., Dec. 21. Dressed in the garb of a trump, a man who admits he was ones a lawyer, was arrested near Lake station today, while he was at work as a wood chopper. The man is supposed to be G. W. Stevens, alias Ocorge H. .Wright, alias Weeks, alias Case, . Stevens is wanted at Provo, Utah, for'murder, and a. reward of 8W0 1s offered for his arrest He tallies with photographs and descriptions of the murderer. SPANISH SHIP PURSUED. British CruuHtr Compels Mar to Heave to ' and A newer Qnostlous. Madrid, Deo. 20. Ths Spanish ship Duidad de Cadis, which has just arrived at Las Palmas, Canary islands, from Cadis, reports that she was pursued and overhauled last Saturday by a British cruiser, wntch Brod pons com- polling her to heave to, interrogated aor . name and rout, and then al lowed her to proces' 1 r feJ, k mmm ' ' '-iXSm TYPE OF BONDED WAITRESS, of tup house hungers-oil and woiso in dividuals. There they are placed in comparatively luxurious 'boarding houses, and are entertained by the atrical performances and other amuse meuts to make them forget their nonius from where they have been al lured under one pretense or another. 1 also The commissioners found that a large percentage of the waitress candidates re kidnaped Outright, while most of them are out-of-works belonging ' to the Bervant. saleswomen and working classes. Then there are many di vorced, abandoned or destitute young wives and widows, seamstresses, chorus girls, models, dancers, teachers and other professional women with out employment. All the waitresses examined by tho commissioners had papers to show that before entering ULTIMATE FATE OF TlfE "WHITE SLAVES." merciful law. In the depots the girls are kept until properly equipped for business and until engagements can be procured. The equipment and board money usually eat up all a wait ress can earn in the next twelve months; in fact, she is kept there un til a bill of sufficient proportions is run up to give the agent the first call on all the candidate's money for a year to come at least. The agents hire out waitresses in all German-speaking countries and in Belgium and Holland, and to avoid publishing the criminal character of the transactions orders are given and contracts made in a certain tele graphic cipher, which designates 'the human merchandise as "cases." In vestigation In the Myslowitz Post an-t Telegraph Office showed that In or.. month a single agent ttiere disposed of 130 "cases," receiving orders and commissions for them. The commis sions vary between ten and a hun dred marks. Here are some of the dispatches quoted in the report to her Majesty: "Send us three 'cases;' one big, an other ethereal, the third fat." "An elegant 'case' wanted." That means a waitress of tine address, wearing stylish clothes. "Send ten double cases for the first." Double cases are girls who speak, be sides German, tho language of the country for which they are engaged. Very frequently the telegrams call for "gold cases," promising extra com missions. Gold cases are waitresses who understand how to Inveigle cus tomers into buying champagne and into spending their last penny o .ti the bar. If a waitress ever attempts t- es cape the bondage or to spend aome of her own money without letting it run through the fingers of boss and agents, she is at once blacklisted to all con cerned as a "bad case," anJ, if possi ble, is dispatched to garrison towns, where soidjers and officers maltreat her in shocking style just' because it is the fashion there to "jump" on fe male menials. But a waitress may also be blacklisted for refusing to dis grace herself by making men treat, or for a physical inability to swallow all the liquor offered to her by gucsits. Wages she receives not unless she is a "gold case" she nuint consider herself lucky If the boss pays third class railway fare -for her. Tips con stitute her income, and out of these she must buy at advanced rates food for herself while tending to the sa loon. She is usually on duty from twelve to fifteen hours and knows neither Sundays nor holidays; on the tou trary, these are her hardest days. Waitresses are never kept longer than a month In one place, for the Tieat Kneipen proprietor craves new at tractions all the time and tlie agent Is hungry for commissions. As often as one of his white slaves changes her situation the agent gets a fee from her. The commissioners report that those waitresses who bring In most to their employers are worst off finan cially. These are the "national cos tume" waitresses kept In many sa loons. Tho costumes are expensive affairs, and the girls never get throng paying for them, as they buy them from the agents on time, an they no everything they need. The commls-sione.-s hope that this installment business may afford chances for prose cution, as it Is Identical with the trues system, minlshable bv law. U va' found that the nents act " pawnbrokers for the waitresses, an in short, exhaust every possible trlcK to keep them in financial dependency Their poor victims move from on" town to another, going from bad W worse, for long hours and incessant drinking soon tell on women, and they lose their good looks and sinK from the big estate of a "gold case to a mere "fat case" or a "bad case- One way to preserve a watch Is t0 bang It up.