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Lraeou corxn. jeaia.
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Convicted la 1B98 aad Reateneed to l
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.
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.
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
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 '
Will Raise the Mortcnee on Property Iu
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
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.
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
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.
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 .
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
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. '
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
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.
' 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
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.
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
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.
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'
feJ, k
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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
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
"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.

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