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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. TUPELO. : : MISSISSIPPI. Finley Peter Dunne, author of “Mr Dooley,” and Miss Margaret Abbott were married in New York, on the 8th. Mrs. L. R. Ilamsell, of .Terseyville, HI., died suddenly of heart disease, on the evening of the 11th, while on her way home from church. Mrs. Edward E. Riggs, of Flat River, Mo., has a daughter, who at birth, on the 8th, weighed just 16 ounces. The child enjoys good health. --- ■ Charles Meighan, postmaster nt Og den. Utah, on the 10th, was found guilty by a federal grand jury of em bezzling government funds. Marcus A. Itanna was re-elected president of the National Civic Feder ation, which closed its annual confer ence in New York on the 10th. The post offices of Clyde, Elsberry. Houston and Morehouse, in Missouri, now fourth class, will he raised to the presidential class on January 1. ——--—• The prosecution of Wilbur S. Sher * well, nt Evansville, Ind., charged with killing Fannie Butler, a mulatto, was dropped by the state, on the 12th. Twenty laborers got into a fight on a Rock island train, near Centerville, la., on the 12th, and in the melee one was fatally and three seriously cut. Forest Wheeler, .a 12-year-old boy, of Cleveland, O., rather than go to a reform school, to which he had been sentenced, hung himself in his cell. -—♦ Engineer George Clark and Fireman George Wells, of Fort Worth, Tex., were killed in a wreck on the Rock Island road, near Terrill, I. T., on the 12th. Josiah M. Leeds, a former member of the Indiana legislature, and later a member of the Kansas state senate, died at Turon, Kas., on the 12th, aged VO years. Robbers raided the town of Selma, Ind., on the 12th, the second time in two weeks, blew open three safes, se cured $120 in cash, and escaped on a hand car. ' Edward and Olin Tompkins, two colored children, were burned to death in a fire that destroyed a small house in a suburb of Washington, D. C., on the 12th. Fireworks and much enthusiasm signalized the entrance into Santiago de.JCuba, on the 11th, of the first through train on the road between that city and Havana. New York and New England had the coldest weather known for years on the 9th, the thermometer at Balls ton, N. Y., standing at 32 below, and at Saratoga at 30 below. -— ♦ A meeting of the American Red Cross was held in Washington, on the fith, at which Miss Clartt Barton was elected president for jfte and Mrs, John A. Logan vice-president. Fannie Beardslee, a young woman of Kingston, Mich., was found dead, tied in her buggy, near that place, on the 12th, the supposition being that she was assaulted and murdered. The discovery of a new counterfeit $20 gold certificate was announced on the 10th. It is of the act of July 12, 1882, cheek letter C, Lyons register, Roberts treasurer, portrait of Gar UClUi A dinner was given in Washington, on the 9th, to Justice J. M. Harlan, In recognition of the completion of 25 years of service on the bench of the supreme court of the United States. -» A special train bearing 1,000 pil grims from the shrine of Guadaloupe, near the City of Mexico, was thrown down an embankment, on the 11th, killing three persons and injuring many more. The National Anti-Saloon league, in session at Washington, on the 10th; issued an address to the public in which it takes strong grounds against the repeal of the present anti canteen law. A rejected suitor named Davis shot and killed Mrs. Wynne, a bride of three days, near Tyler, Tejf., on the 8th, and when the husband went to liis wife’s assistance Davis blew out his own brains. J. C. Brown, convicted of perjury in testifying in behalf of Miss Jen nie Morrison for the murder of Mrs. Olin Castle, at Eldorado, Kas., was sentenced, on the 11th, to seven years in the penitentiary. Fourth-class post offices in Illinois which will be advanced to the presi dential class on January 1, 1903, are: Greenville, Gridley, Hampshire, Maris 6a, Martinsville, North Chicago, Ply mouth and Bed Bud. An unsuccessful attempt was made, on the 12th, at San a ranc.sco, to x make connection with the shore end of the new- Pacific cable to Honolulu. A strong unfavorable tide was the cause of the failure. Mrs. E. F. Burmeister, wife of the sheriff of Dane county, Wis., hand cuffed herself to two prisoners, on the 9th, and took them to the state prison at Waupun, part of the trip having to be made by stage. Chicago officials notified seven ho tels, on the 10th, that they must pro vide better fire protection for their guests, or policemen would be sta tioned at the doers to warn new ar rivals that the houses were umafe. James Harvey Matlies, a prominent southern author and newspaper man, at one time on the staff of the Louis ville Courier-Journal, and a member of the Paris exposition commission, died at Biverside, Cal., on the 12th. A collision on the Illinois Central, on the night of the 10th, near Birk beck, 111., between a passenger and freight, resulted ,in painful injuries to the conductor and baggageman of the passenger, w'hile the engineers of both trains were seriously injured. S' jjfS?*6** DECEMBER. P^j 8TJS. EOS. TEES. WED. TEl'R. fRI. SiT. f ? |TT TTTTT| 1 7 8 ~910 n T ~nr\\ 177 77 7717 77 77 201 |2T 22 23 24 25 26 27|! 1"28 29 30 3lT .... .... H i < tT::E:c:T:T:T:c:T:Til CURRENT TOPICS^ THE NEWS IN BRIEF. FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. (Second Session.) In the senate, on the 8th, all the com mittee amendments to the Immigration bill Were adopted with the exception of one providing on educational test, and the committee's action in striking out a sec tion prohibiting the sale of liquors In the Capitol building was concurred In. An amendment Axing a three-dollnr head-tax on each immigrant coining into the United States was also adopted. Other amend ments were acted on. and the bill went over.In the house a little unimportant business was transacted, and Mr. Sher man (N. Y.) offered resolutions expressive of the sense of the house on the death of Its former speaker, Thomas H. Reed, af ter which adjournment was had. In the senate, on the 9th, most of the day was devoted to the Immigration bill and a number of amendments were adopt fid An nmpndm^nt hv Mr Rur ton (Kits.) to admit Chinese laborers to Hawaii was laid on the table. The pro vision In tho bill for prohibiting the sale of liquor In the capitol building caused some criticism of the house for putting it in the bill, but It was retained. The mili tia bill was discussed and will be taken up again Thursday.In the house the London dock charges bill was debated for four hours, and finally killed by stp/king out the enacting clause by a vote of 138 ayes to 129 noes. Tho house then ad journed. in the senate, on the 10th, almost the entire session was devoted to discussion of,the omnibus statehood bill, which had coine over ns unfinished business from last session, but no results were reached. A bill was passed, which had been passed by the house earlier in the day, to re deye the conditions growing out of the repeal of the duty on tea.In the house the feature of the day was a thoughtful speech by lion. Galusha A. Grow (Pa.) on the relations of labor and capital. At the end of the present ses sion he retires, at the age of 79, after a career in public life extending over half a century. A bill was passed designed to relieve the tea importers from the effect of the recent decision of the United States court in New York. The pure food bill was made a continuing order until it is disposed of. In the senate, on the 11th, the bill fix ing the compensation of tlie anthracite coal strike commission was passed, and will go to conference. The statehood bill was taken up. and fifter some brisk de bate between those who favored the om nibus bill and those who opposed It, the bill went over till Monday.The house practically devoted the dav to the dis cussion of a resolution to limit the period of time of taking the testimony in the Wagoner-Butler contested election case to 49 days, and finally adopted a resolu tion to that effect by a party vote—165 to 118. The purpose of the resolution is to allow the house to pass on the case at this session. The house agreed to hold a session on Sunday, January 2a, -for the purpose of paying tribute to the memo ries of the late Representatives Russell, of Connecticut, and Sheppard and De Graf fenreid, of Texas. The senate was not in session on the 12th.In the house the day was de voted to consideration of private pension bills. 173 being passed. The bill to ap propriate *1,000,000 for the eradication of the foot and mouth disease was made the special order for the 10th. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The jury at St. Louis, in the case against John H. Schnettler, charged with bribery in connection with the Suburban railway deal, returned a verdict, on the 11th, of guilty, fixing his sentence at four years in the pen itentiary. The two societies composed of Phil ippine veterans, the National Society of the Artny of the Philippines anil the Philippine Island Veterans, have been mersred. and the Xntimml Mo. ciety of I he Army of the Philippines is the one that survives. A force of Mnros attacked Camp Vicars, island of Mindanao, on the 9th, after 70 days’ inactivity. They were repulsed without loss on the American side. The Moros approached stealthily at midnight, but the Amer icans met them promptly. The first passenger train ever in Pope county, 111., arrived at Golcouda on the new road, on the 11th, carrying officials of the Illinois Central road. Many persons in Pope county, ad vanced in years, had never seen a rail road before. Former President Cleveland presid ed, on the night of the 11th, at Phil adelphia, at a public meeting in aid of the Berean manual training school, an institution which aims to give members of the negro race the ben efits of an industr'al education. George W. Prescott, one of the founders of the L’nion iron works, was found dead in his apartments, at San Francisco, on the 12th. . Sleet and rain which fell in central Illinois, on t'he 12th, covered that sec tion with ice, loading telegraph wires to the point of breaking. Frank Leslie was hanged at Harlan, Ky., on the 12th, in the presence of 5,000 people, for the murder of his father-in-law. Two families at Harrisburg, 111., were poisoned from eating head cheese, on the 12th. The cases were not serious. The Brevoort block, one of the finest in Grand Forks, Neb., was de stroyed by fire, on the 12th. Goldey Tyus, convicted of murder, was hanged at Thomasville, Ga., on the 12th. A definite treaty of commercial reciprocity between Cuba and the United States was signed at Havana, on the night of the 11th, by Gen. Bliss and Secretaries Zaldo and Mon tez. It only lacks the signatures of Secretary Hay and Senor Quesada and the approval of the United States and Cuban senates to make inopera tive. One man is known to be dead and several others were injured in a col lision at midnight of the 12th, on the Northern Pacific railway near Frid ley, seven miles from Minneapolis, Minn. J. M. Belfield and his wife visited a neighbor, at Potter, Kas., leaving their three children at home. A lamp was overturned and the house set on fire. The oldest, a four-year old girl, led the two younger children outside and carried water and extin guished the flames. The aggregate production of corn in Illinois for the season just closed was 320,977,000 bushels, or more than 15,000,000 bushels in excess of the yield of 1879, which held the record up to the present time. i . SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. The Great Southern Staple. The season.of 1901-1902 was rather unfavorable to the production of cot ton, owing to disastrous droughts in the southwest and excessive rains in the South Atlantic States. Notwith standing adverse conditions, however, the crop reached a total of 10,708,195 bales. This year the climatic condi tions have been more favorable, with a phenomenally mild fall and th« absence cf killing frost. The picking season in most localities has been all that could be desired. But the early conditions were not of the best, how ever, and the crop is now estimated at something over 11,000,000 bales. At any rate, growers can take comfort in the fact that there teems to be a cer tainty that the price will be well maintained as compared with recent years. Matthews Defeated fleultn Matty Matthews, former welter weight champion, was given the de cision over Owen Zeigler at the Sa vannah athletic club, Savannah, Ga., in the sixth round of what was scheduled to be a twenty-round bout. In the second round Zeigler knocked Matthews down and drew blood from his eye. In the sixth Matthews sent Zeigler to the mat with a right to the point of the jaw. Zeigler took the count and got up. He made a des perate attack on Matthews, but llef eree Jenkins held up his hands, stopped the fight and gave the deci sion to Matthews. Up to the decisive blow it was either man’s fight. Gold Discovery In Texas. There is much excitement over rich gold discoveries in the mountains south of Alpine, Tex. Many claims 1 1 __ 1_i .. .1 .. .. . 1 «/wY«nn r\f T\r/Vl Iltl » C Ut 111 — ---I pectors are going into the new dis trict.. Ledges of ore of great width and richness have been uncovered and are being worked. Distiller*' Mutual Insurance. The mutual insurance commission of the Kentucky Distillers’ associa tion has decided to form a mutual distillers’ association to take in not only Kentucky distillery property, but properties in all states. It is the intention to make the association na tional in scope. Court Granted llnll. The Texas court of criminal ap peals granted bail in the sum of $10, 000 to D. E. Williams and in $5,000 to each of his sons, they having been re manded without bail on the charge of murdering Dr. De Lipsey at Hous ton. Delay Proved Fatal. Two were killed outright, six oth ers injured, three of them fatally, and several others slightly hurt by a de layed explosion of a blast at Baker’s hill, north of Nashville, Tenn., on the Louisville & Nashville railroad. Texas Stockman n Suicide. .Tames Perry, a prominent stock raiser, residing fifteen miles east of (iainesville, Tex., committed suicide by hanging himself in a barn on his premises. Financial trouble prompted the act. A Special Cenan*. A special census of Corsicana, Tex., has just been completed, and gives a population of 10,171. An application for a special charter will be filed at the coming session of the legislature. The Fanner’s l>reail—Cholera. Within the last few days Martin Wilson and Joseph and James Lyd dane, three of the largest farmers in the vicinity of Owen shot-A. Ky., have lost 512 hogs from cholera. IVesro Tunnels Out of Jail. Louis Bufort, a negro, incarcerated for robbery, tunneled through the jail at Paducah, Ky., pnd escaped, but other prisoners were prevented from following him. A Costly Mistake. A Southern Pacific engineer mis took the beacon light at Sabine Pass, Tex., for the yard light and ran his train off the track and nearly put it into a creek. Jury Was Deliberate. Elihu Hutchinson, who killed his brother-in-law, George Gray, was giv en eleven vears at Paducah. Kv.. after the jury had been out thirteen hours A Di-nkeman’s Fatal Fall. John Dixon, a bralceman, fell from the top fcf a box Car at Chattanooga, Tenn. His head was mashed to a pulp, and death was instantaneous. Kruro Children Burned to Death. Two little negro children were burned to death at Russellville, Tenn. Their mother locked them in the house while she went out to work. Only Took Canh. Every business house in Lexington, Tex., was entered by burglars the other night, but the booty secured was small, only rash being taken. Must Pay the Death Penalty^ Claude O’Brien was sentenced to pay the death penalty, at L“xington. Ky., for the murder of A. B. Chinn, a prominent merchant, last October. Killing at a Lumber Camp. John Richard and Monroe Clonigan engaged in a fight at Kyle’s lumber camp, near Center, La.,'and the latter was shot and instantly killed. Death on the Gallows. Frank Lewis was hanged,' in the presence of five thousand people, at Iiarlan, Ky., for the murder of his father-in-law, Henry Dixon. Every Little Helps. The Methodist Episcopal conference, In session at Tupelo, Miss., raised $S, 000 for superannuated ministers, their widows and children. faijurtes Proved Fatal. Charles C. Farrin, of Paducah, Ky., was horribly, mangled in a railroad accident at Crenshaw, JLiss. He died several hours later. Sunday Law Vlolatera Fined. Sunday law violators are being se verely dealt with at Vicksburg, Miss. Fifteen saloonkeepers were fined $50 each the other day. Fell From a Loar Train. James Carter, colored, fell from a log train at Poplarville, Miss., and was instantly killed. . - • ^ "-—'Xfc.— .• Mississippi State News . Courthouse Corner-Stone Ceremonies. The corner stone of the new $60, 000 Hinds county court house was iaid with Masonic ceremonies, Grand Master Harry T. Howard officiating. Previous to the cere mony there was an interesting pro gram rendered in the new court room. It began with an overture by the orchestra. Then followed an address on behalf of the board of supervisors of Hinds county, by Hon. Ben H. Wells, county attorney. Miss Mary Burnett gave a social'se lection, after which the architect of the building, William S. Hull, made some pertinent remarks on Southern architecture. A vocal se lection by Mrs. C. J. Johnston and “Dixie” by the orchestra concluded the program. The court house is one of two handsome structures in the county, there being another court house building in the Second court district of Hinds county. Old Woman'* Home. The State board which is in charge of a movement to establish an “Old Woman’s Home,” to be located at Jackson, has decided to call a meeting of all persons in the State wrho are interested in the movement, to be held at Jackson on December 60 next. This meeting will be held in the senate chamber, which has already been secured for the purpose and while the program has not yet been completed, it will comprise sev eral State orators of prominence and other interesting features. The movement for the home has now reached a stage that insures success, and interest in the worthy cause in creases daily. The work is being rapidly systematized and the State has been divided into districts with workers in charge of each district. The school children of the State will also be enlisted and other organiza tions will be put into the work later. The program of the coming meeting will be announced at an early date. Convict Whipped to Death. There was quite a sensation stirred up in Coahoma county over the unmerciful treatment of the con victs on Hon. J. W. Eldridge's place at Hill Housjj^ the outcome of which John C. Hardy, a sergeant in the em ploy of Sir. Eldridge, has been in dicted for murder for whipping one Henry Young, a convict, to death. The facts developed before the grand jury seem to be that he whipped Young, a county convict, who had been sent to Mr. Eldridge, who is the loss£ of the convicts, and while there Hardy whipped him so unmer cifully that his back was a mass of sores from his head to his heels and he became so debilitated that Hardy turned him loose. He came near Clarksdale and died a few weeks afterwards. The grand jury has had a number of convicts be fore them and made a personal ex amination of their bodies and found that Sergeant Hardy has whipped them so often and so brutally that they are in stripes all over their bodies. Hardy is now in jail at Clarksdale awaiting trial and has been refused bail. Public senti .. i_ ? v i. uicut \civ muLii \\ iuugul up at the revelation. Hon. J. W. Eld ridge, to his credit be it said, knew nothing of the affair. Sunday Law at Yicknburg. Judge Anderson called the grand jury into court last week and deliv ered a supplementary charge, in structing them to investigate into the observation of the Sunday law generally. He intimated that as the municipal authorities were dere lict in the discharge of their duties in the enforcement of the statutes, it must be the duty of the grand jury t<* take the steps that will lead u p to a due and Wealthy respect for the law. The billiard rooms, cor ner groceries, small tradesmen and others will be made to close their places, as have the saloons. Crystal Springs Mystery. Dr. R. W. Jones, professor of chemistry in the University of Mis sissippi, to whom the local doctors referred the stomach and liver of Mrs. Y. B. Boyd, who was supposed to have been poisoned by her hus band from a dose of rough on rats, and who died on Saturday, Novem ber 30, has reported that lie found arsenic in the stomach and in the liver and in the bottle of medicine. Estimable Cady Dead. Mrs. Stone, wife of Rev. S. C. Stone, died at her home in Belen last week of malarial hematuria. Mrs. Stone was a member of the Methodist church and a conscien tious Christian lady, and was noted for her many charitable deeds. Prominent Young Man Dead. C. R. Hancock, aged 21, one of the most prominent young men of Meridian, died last week after a long illness. Shot a Ilad Negro. J. W. Whalen, a prominent plant er a few miles- south of Senato bia, shot a negro by the name of Buster Howard five times at the home of E. W. Fitzgerald last week. On or about November 8 the negro called at the home of Mr. Whalen and on finding that no one was pres ent except Mrs. Whalen and her two small children, requested the loan of 75 cents. When informed that she did not have the money, the negro insulted her. Fortunate ly, Mrs. Whalen secured a pistol and held the negro at bay until he was frightened away by her appeals be ing responded to by neighbors. Un til last week Mr. Whalen had not seen the negro, and a public sale at the Fitzgerald home caused the meeting. The negro had worked for Mr. Whalen until June of this year, and he considered him dan gerous. Prior to the shooting Mr. \\ halen called him to one side and told him that ho whs fnmiliai* wi+li his conduct at his (Whalen’s) home a few weeks ago. He had hardly completed the sentence when the negro, with an oath, started toward him, when the shooting occurred. Physicians do not think there is any chance for the negro’s recovery. He was shot in the forehead, left wrist, both shoulders and stomach. Mr. W lialen was arrested and released on bond. Treasury Cramped. The treasury situation last week was a little bit cramped, owing to the difficulty of marketing the peniten tiary cotton, which is ginned and ready for shipment at various sta tions in the Delta, as well as other parts of the State, and the prison offi cials have had much difficulty in get ting cotton moved as rapidly as was desired. There is a considerable amount of outstanding indebtedness in the way of warrants which will be coming in next week, and the peni tentiary money is expected to come in during next week also. While there will be a close finish between the receipts and disbursements dur ing December, the situation will be entirely relieved in January, when the heavy tax settlements for De cember begin to come in. Yazoo Canal Opened. Col. Charles L. Potter, Col. Hy der and Maj. Helm, or Greenville, and the local engineering force was present hist week when the da'm at the lower end of Lake Centennial, near Vicksburg, was cut. There were a thousand people present when the dam was opened and the water began to flow. The head of the canal, which is now stopped by a slight dam, will be cut next week, and then the Yazoo river will flow through in front of Vicksburg. Murderer Insane. Jacobson, the man who was con victed in Adams county for the mur der of R. Lowenstein, is said to have become insane. Jacobson was car ried to Jackson last week and was put on the' work at the new capi toi. oiipt. rsarnes says he is unmis takably insane and that he will have to be transferred to the insane asy lum. Skeletons Unearthed at Jackson. While excavating the grounds at the new State house in Jackson last week, the workmen unearthed a number of skeletons of convicts who had died before the war and immedi ately thereafter. The remains will be intered outside the city. I Postal Manager Resigns. C. S. Sedberry, for the past seven years manager of the Postal Tele graph Company’s office in Meridian, has resigned, having, purchased an interest in a manufacturing plant there. He will be sutceeded by Wil liam Lyle, at present manager of the Postal at Natchez. To Ilulld Cotton Mill. Messrs. Felix May and E. H. Eas terling, the principal stockholders in the Moreton & Helms Lumber Company, in Lincoln county, are talking of erecting a cotton mill at Cold Springs, a point on the Illinois Central railroad, close to their lum ber plant. These gentlemen have the necessary capital and can com mand any necessary amount of out side money. FostofHee Kobhed. The postoffice at Mahon, five miles west of Holly Springs, on the Frisco road, was robbed last week. It is lo cated in J. A. Mahon’s store, and in 'addition to postal supplies taken, a watch, valued at $40 was stolen, and other things taken from the store. School Ho ise Burned. The colored sc iool house and Ma sonic hall at ‘ enatobia was de stroyed by fire 1.1st week. No in surance was carried on the building. 'I 1. , YALE STUDENTS FINED. They Were Chanted With Assault ing a Ticket Speenlntor at the III Mr Football Game. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 13.—Brad ford Ellsworth, of New York; \Vm. R. Orthwein, of St. Louis; TVm. Bar num, of Mamnroneck, N. Y.; Harold P. Sawyer, of Bridgeport, Conn., and John A. Moorehead, of Pittsburg, all Yale students, were arraigned in the city court, Friday, on the charge of breach of the peace preferred by Sidney Treeder, a ticket speculator. The alleged assault occurred on the night of November 20, when a crowd of students on the Yale campus took away from Treeder his tickets for the Yale-Harvard football game. A nolle was entered in the case against Moor head, Ellsworth was fined $200, and Barnum, Sawyer and Orthwein were fined $100 each, after counsel for the men had handed in pleas of nolo contendre. The fines were immedi ately paid. the McKinley memorial. Artists to lie Invited to Submit Ile sIkh* For the Monument at Canton, O. Cleveland, O., Dec. 1J.—At a meet ing of the trustees of the McKinley 'Votior-nl Afemnrinl association, to be held sometime during next month, an invitation will be extended to artists throughout the country to submit de signs for the construction of the monument at Canton. « At a meeting to be held several months later, all designs submitted will be carefully considered by the trustees and a selection made. Secretary Kitchie of the. Memorial association, states that the subscrip tion certificates will not be issued un til the fund is completed. This, it is hoped, may soon be announced. JUDGE JOHN W. HENRY DEAD Death of the Former Thief Jn.tlce of the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.—Judge John W. Henry died at his home in this city Friday after a long illness. He had been very low for several days and on two or three different oc casions the family was summonded to his bedside. Judge Henry would have been 78 years old next month. He formerly w-as chief justice of the state supreme court and at the time of his death was judge of division No. 2 of the circuit court at Kansas City. He was one of the most widely known jurists in the west. A CITY IN A BAD PLIGHT. Nebraaka City. Xeb., Annin In Dark nenn—A Santl Har Where the City Formerly Obtained Water. Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. 13.—The entire city w’as again cut off from its water supply Friday, and was again without fire protection, and was in darkness Friday night. That portion of the river bed from which the wa ter supply was formerly pumped is now a sand bar, and the only relief is the utilizing of the pumping plant at the Argo starch factory, above the city. ‘Should a fire start the town would be almost entirely at its mer cy. The situation is considered most critical. REPORT ON TORPEDO BOATS. Artillery Officer. Say They Will Be a 1‘rnetleal nntl l neful Element of Sencnant Defense*. Washington, Dec. 13.—Maj. Arthur Murray and Captains C. J. Bailey and G. F. Landers, of the artillery corps of the army, have made a special re port to the war department in regard to the recent official trials of the sub marine torpedo boats Adder and Moccasin in Little Pef'Onic bay. which they were invited to witness. The re port says that these trials are thought to be sufficient to show clearly that this type of submarine boat has passed the experimental stage and that such boats hereafter must lie taken into account as a practical and useful element of seacoast defenses. NEW PRESIDENT FOR HAYTI. Tile Chamber of the Commnnen Will Soon Meet to Elect One—Connld erable Excitement Prevails. Port-au-Prince, Haytj, Dec. 13.—The chamber of the communes finished iue elections of senators Friday, and the national assembly will have a session within a few days in order to elect a new president of the republic. The majority favor Seneque Pierre, whose election is assured in ease Gen. Nord, ihe war minister, does not oppose him. Gen. Nord will enter the capital with'his army on Sunday next. Con siderable excitement prevails here. The French cruiser D’Assas has left this port for Martinique. Spanish Ambassador Resigns. Madrid, Dee. 13.—Senor Leon y’ Cas tillo, the Spanish ambassador at Paris, has resigned. Spain After Warships. New York, Dec. 13.—The Herald’s Valparaiso correspondent says it is reported that Spain has offered to purchase the two new Chilian bat tleships and one cruiser, but the gov ernment has kept the offer, if there has been one, a secret. Mrs. Denting Jarvis. Detroit, Mich., Dee. 13.—Mrs. Deal ing Jarves, whose husband is the pres ident of the Michigan carbon works, died at her home, Thursday, of pa ralysis. Her only daughter is the wife of'Russell A. Alger, Jr. Thomas R. Reed’s Wealth. New York, Dec. 13.—When Thomas B. Reed retired from congress he was, comparatively, a pfoor man, but dur ing the two years of his residence in New York he managed, by keeping in touch with the wise men of Wall street, to accumulate $200,000. Hotel Fire at Spokane. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 13.—a he Rid path hotel, valued at $80,000, was gut ted by fire early Friday morning. No one was injured, and the guests saved almost all their personal effects. I 1 . . . _ • / The Venezuelan Government Wants Minister Bowen to Act as Arbitrator. ENGLISH TEiEPHONE OFFICE SEIZED. Everyone In f'arnca* Believe* the Sit nut Ion to He I)ei.|.erHte Uni***. Min Inter Ho.ven Succeed* In llnv iiiK the Matter* in Illapute Arbi trated. Caracas, Dec. 13.—It is stated on good authority that the Venezuelan government has asked United States Minister Bowen to aet as arbitrator in the controversy with Great Britain and Germany. The English telephone oflice here has been seized. Everyone in Caracas believes the situation to he desperate, and threat ens war unless Minister Bowen suc ceeds in having the matters in dis pute submitted to arbitration. It is said, on an authority near to President Castro, that the president has allowed Minister Bowen to com municate with.the Berlin and London governments through the state de partment at Washington, this being the only hope of avoiding a serious conflict. It is reported that the plan of the British and German forces is to se cure the ports of La Guira and Puer to Cabello. DEFENSE PREPARATIONS. They Are Heine Actively Carried On By the Venezuelans. La Guiana, Venezuela, Dee. 13.—The defense preparations at the strategic points on the highways back of the town are being vigorously pushed forward. The deposits of powder in the fortress of La Vigia and San Carlos have been removed. Great pa triotic demonstrations are being made, and everyone capable of bear ing arms is offering his services. The embargo placed upon the har bor corporation has been removed. A BRITISH DISCLAIMER. All A'lolenee to Veneznelan War ships Laid to Germany. London, Dec. 13.—The foreitrn office officials say that the government dis claims responsibility for the alleged sinking of the Venezuela vessels off La Guaira, which, if it has occurred, it entirely attnoutes to the German forces. The foreign office officials also said they had not received information to the effect that Venezuela had re quested Mr. Bowen to act as arbitra tor. They think it is not likely that the proposition has been made, hut if such is the case, they do not consider that arbitration at this stage would be acceptable to Great Britain. EMBARGOED, NOT SINK. The dinner of n Word Pnta On a Different Coin pie xion. Berlin, Dec. 13.—Friday afternoon tlie following dispatch was received here from Willemstad, Curacoa: “The German warships have em bargoed three Venezuelan ships and disabled a fourth near La Guaira.” The dispatch referred to was semi official, and was tiled at Willemstad Thursday. The warships engaged in tlie affair were the German cruisers Panther and Vineta, and the British cruiser Retribution. FROM MINISTER BOWEN. • He Hnn Been Reiinented to Propone Arbitration to the Power*. Washington, Dec. 13.—A cablegram received at the state department, Fri day, from Minister Bowen, at Caracas, states that the Venezuelan govern ment has requested him to propose to Great Britain and Germany that the difficulties arising out of the claims for alleged damages and injuries to British and German subjects during the civil war submitted to arbitra tion. A THREAT TO BOMBARD. I^or«*lirn€»r* nit I'nnrtn rnliplln Tnk In* RefuKe on the Cruiser*. London. Dec. 13.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Willem3tad, Cura coa. dated December 11, says that the foreign residents of Puerto Cabello are taking refuge on board the Ger man cruiser Vineta and the British cruiser Ariadne, and that these ves sels are threatening to bombard the port. > CAPTIRED GlXnOATS. They Are Now Mnnneil by Ilritlnli Sailor* and Doln* Ilrltl*li Work. Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad, Dec. 13.—The captured Venezuelan gunboats are now manned by British sailors and are doing British work. There is one British cruiser at this port. The other men-of-war continue to blockade the Venezuelan coast. The navigation of the Orinoco has been re opened. First Train In Golcondn, 111. Goleonda, 111., Dec. 13.—The first passenger train ever in Poj>e county, arrived, here on the new road, Thurs day, carrying officials of the Illinois Central road. Many persons in Pope county, advanced in years, had never seen a railroad train before. Injuries Proved Fatal. Harrisburg, P.L, Dee. 13.—Geo. W. Simmons, master mechanic of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad at Pottsville, who was struck by a rail road shifter, Thursday night, died Friday. Fonnd Dead In lied. San Francisco, Dec. 13.—George W. Prescott, one of ithe founders and first president of the Union iron works, was found dead in his apart ments at The Palace hotel, Friday, aged 65 years. It is believed that death resulted from heart failure. Reported Heavy l'unk Robbery. Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 13.—The bank at Hillsboro, Sierra county', was held up in broad daylight and robbed of $30,000, according to a report received here.