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Great GLOBE Offer on the Eight Page. VOL. XVH TARIFF BILL LEADS. The Great Debate May Begin on Wednesday. \!R. WILSON IS TO OPEN IT. \. Caesar Burrows to Reply to Mr. Wilson. 'JLIU3XALANI AGAIN LOOMS UP. fhe Hawaiian Question to Be Discussed ad Nauseam. DALDWIN IS FIRM FOR RIGHT, Washington, 1K j c. 31.— 1n accord ance with the resolution of adjourn ment, congress will reconvene Wedues- lay of the present week. The pro gramme in the house for the coming week lias not been definitely arranged, cut it is probable that the t&ritf and Hawaiian questions will both figure. The tariff debate will begin as soon as ' :he house reconvenes Wednesday. The Democratic members of the ways and Deans committee have not yet decided apon the limits which will be set upon the debate, but the Democratic leaders leem to believe that it ought not to run aiore than two weeks, four days for gen eral debate and the ten days for debate under the iive-uiinute rule. Whether Mr. Wilson, who is to open the debate, jan speak Wednesday will depend on whether the Republicans insist upon the full reading of the bill before the debate becins. Inasmuch as the formal readins of this bill was dispensed with when the McKinley bill was considered, Ihe Democrats cannot believe that the objection to dispensing with the read ing of Tin: wiLsox nir.r- tvill be interposed by the Republicans. In that case, Mr. Wilson's opening speech will be heard en Wednesday, followed by that of Mr. Burrows, who will reply to Mr. Wilson's argument for Lhe Republicans. At the very outset of the tariff debate, however, it will be an tagonized by the Republicans, who will come forward on thn Hawaiian matter. Mr. Boutelle, of Maine, served notice that as soon as congress reconvened, he would call up the resolution which hu introduced, and wuicli he maintained was of a privileged character. The question as to Us privileged nature was held hi abeyance by the speaker to be decided when it came up formally before the house. In order to prevent embarrassment on this point. It has practically been decided by the Demo cratic leaders to allow the Hawaiian matter to be bro.:;rht up in the shape of the McCreary substitute for the Hut resolution on Friday, and to give that Bay and the next Saturday for its con jideration. Whether the m'ckkaky substitute which condemns ex-Minister Stevens will be passed or not is doubtful, the purpose at this time being only to give both sides an opportunity to ventilate their views in order to get this question temporarily out or tho way so that the tariff debate can proceed uninterrupt- Eilly. It is not probabla that any attempt will be made at the outset to Bet a limit to the tariff debate. It will be allowed to run two days, perhaps three, atio then, if the Republicans de cline to acquiesce in the Democratic plan, a special order lixing the limits of the debate will be brought in from the committee on rules. It is barely pos sible that some measure for the relief of the treasury may upset the present prospects in the house for the present week. The surplus is at its lowest ebb. find some proposition for the repletion of the national exchequer may be brought forward. It is not probable that the senate will really vet down to close business application during the wees, and some of the most experienced observers of the course of the senate under circumstances similar to those which will surround that body when it shall reconvene, freely predict that there will not be a quorum during any part of the present week, and that, therefore, no important business wili l>e undertaken until Monday, the Bth. Tlie senators generally feel that there Is liuie that tbe senate can do in the way of promoting legislation until the honsc shall act upon some of the meas ures before it. Till: SENATE CALENDAR contains 104 reported measures, but there are less than half a dozen of these that will require any great amount of time for consideration. There are a number ot claim bills, of which the McGarrahan and tlie Woodbridge are the most prom inent, which will, in all probability, be disposed of at an early date,but whether this week or next, or later still, will depend altocether upon circumstances. The most important bill on the calendar is the federal elections bill, and it is i c that it may be taken up for making during ths week, though it is not likely that there will be an . • pass the bill during the week. '! increasing the bank circulation full amount of bonds deposited is tl before the senate. a;id in con dition to be taken up at any time. The leriate is not likely to discuss the Hawaiian question again while the for eicn relations committee's investigation Is incomplete, so that subject bids fair to remain in abeyance for soma weeks unless there should be unexpected de velopments. The outlook for legislation in the senate Js not, therefore, very Rood either for the present week or for the immediate future. The senate will do comparatively little until the house sends the tariff and appropriation bills over. Col. Donan's New Job. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 31. — Col. Pat Donan, the celebrated all-around news paper man, slaughterer of words and coiner of phrases, has sone Into busl pcsS !n this city, and will probably mr.ke Washington his home for the future. He was recently chosen vice president of the National Immigration DAILY ST. PAUL GLOBE. and Colonization association, the object of which is to call attention to the ad vantages presented by various South ern states and territories fur settlement and improvement. The association will have its main offices in this city. BALDWIN IS PI&Bf. He Cannot in Justice Gppos Free Iron Ore. Specinl to the Globe. Washington. Dec. 31.— The contest on tariff reform waxes hot. There is talk of rebellion in the ranks from vari ous Democratic congressmen whose dis tricts will suffer from the proposed Wil son bill, and there is a movement on foot to ehurch-iuaul such Democratic members as are openly or secretly recal citrant. "How do the people of your district feel about the tariff question?" asked Uie Globe correspondent of Maj. Bald win. '•1 am getting vast quantities of letters just now," he replied, "ana most of them are protesting against a reduction of the duties on iron ore. I look at the subject this way, however: 1 am a Democrat, and as such cannot be other wise than favorable to tariff reform. Everybody knew that when i was elect ed. 1 would bn glad to secure some modification of tho Wilson bill as it. concerns iron ere. But suppose Demo crats representing every interest in the country should settle back in the breech ing and refuse to vote for tariff reform unless their pet industry was coddled by protective duties, how would the coun try secure a reform in the matter of the tariff? I cannot oelieve that any con siderable number of my Democratic constituents expect or desire that I shall antagonize my party on this question. I may use my personal influence to secure a change in the iron schedule. That done, 1 have performed my full personal duty in the premises. Then I shall pro ceed to stand up to the Democratic rack, fodder or no fodder. I shall vote with my party in principle, and because I believe it will result in the largest bene fit to the people of the Sixth district, in the end. . "Thus far most of the letters I have received protesting against a reduction of the duties on iron are from Republi cans. This I expected. They are many of them my personal friends,and doubt less many of them voted for me; but they are Republicans, and should not expect me to stultify my party standing by voting or acting; with their party. I was known to be a Democrat when elected, was elected after a heated can vass on a Democratic platform, and am going to vote Democratic principles while in congress. If they tire of my services the door is open to a change next fall, but while 1 am here rest assured 1 shall continue to show my be lief in and loyalty to straight Democrat ic doctrines." FIFTY YEARS TOGETHER. Last Meeting of a Remarkable Ciul) at Boston. Boston, Dec. 31.— One of the most unique and remarkable clubs of its kind in history held its fiftieth annual session at Young's hotel tonight. It is com posed of gentlemen, all of whom formerly resided in Concord, N. IL, who have met on the night before New Year's for the past fifty years. Every session has been complete, all of the members being present. The club was formed in 1543 under the name of the "Mystic Five," the agreement being that they should meet each year with their wives as the guest of some mem ber of the club, and should attend the weddings and funerals of each other. The members of the club are J. C. A. Hill, of Concord, N. H.; Dr. Charles A. Tufts, of Dover, N. H.; Joseph S. Abbott, of Washington, D. C; Dr. William W. Hurcl, of New York city, and George A. Blanchard, of Concord, N. 11. All the members married, and for many years ten plates have been set at each annual supper, but for some years past the death of the wife of Dr. Hurd lias left one vacant cnair. The chair, however, decorated with flowers, has always occupied a prominent position at the table. Each member of the club wears a peculiar ruby pin. which is the only insignia of membership. On the formation of the club each member agreed to abstain from the use of liquor and not to ensrage in games of chance, and wine has never been served at the annual banquets. The supper tonight rounded out the half-century record, and, with the possibility of more vacant chairs, it was decided to make it the last, and those present will never meet again as a club. The supper tonight was served in one of the handsome par lors at 1 Young's, and was a very elabor ate spread. Mr. Blanchard was 'the host of the occasion. The record of the "Mystic Five" has no parallel, the nearest approach to it being that of a club of twelve Englishmen, who met annually for nearly twenty years, until death made the gathering impracticable. PRESS CLUB NOMINATIONS. The Ticket Selected to Be Voted • for Next Thursday. The annual election of the officers of the St. Paul Press club will take place next Thursday, the polls being open from 5 to 7 p. m. Under the con stitution a meeting has to be held on the Sunday prior to the election to .place a ticket in the field. The balloting is under the Australian system, the members marking the printed names of those for whom they wish to vote, or writing others if they desire. A well-attended meeting was held at the club rooms yesterday afternoon, with President Chautler. in the chair, and the following nominations were made: For President— Dr. John Conway and Ambrose Tighe. First Vice President— George Thomp son, Dispatch. .-* Second Vice President— P. J. Smalley, Globe. Treasurer —A. M. Knox, Pioneer Press. Financial Secretary — C. P. Stive, .Northwestern Printer. . - -.;■■ *" ' - r: - Recording Secretary— Stephen • Con day, Northwest Magazine. - :. - Directrorv^scvcTTTO^e elected)— Uonde liamlitt^-jy. JE^JlftiU J.-*?-TCtng ILJf. lilacfc, *LJPr HaJJFoiljY^Wacki E7& .£»™Usf ETTrSui^Jii^/ATT^rCnaiifler, F. W. L<-<v-lijy. Meeker, J. S. Pinney," tfc-&^iiruliYCE*k. W. Steele, G. F. Gif ford, Isoiiji__LisTojf. - ..--*. in The expreslToTr of sentiment at the meeting yesterday was most encourag tns? for making 18W the bauner year of ihe existence of the club. Gov. Lewelling declares that Mrs. Lease is a firebrand. If this is true, he was certainly justified in putting her out.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch. . SICILY IN AN UPROAR. A Town of 20,000 Inhabitants in a Mob's Hands. PEOPLE FLY FOR THEIR LIVES. Barrels of Wine Rolled Into the Street AND MEN DRINK TO MADNESS. Infuriated Rioters Break in a Prison's Doors. TROOPS HURRY TO THE SCENE. Palermo, Dec. 31.— 1t would seem that the rioting and disorder which have prevailed in several parts of Sicily for some time past are not yet at an end, and tiie arrival of strong reinforcements of troops is anxiously awaited by all law-abiding citizens. At Trapanl, not far from tais city, news has been re ceived of a fresh riot, and it is said that the reports in circulation have so ex cited the people of Trapanl that disorder is anticipated at that place. The latest riot, according to the dispatches from Trapaui, occurred at Castelvetrano, a town of 20,000 inhabitants, situated about thirty miles from Trapanl. It appears that at a given signal a large body of roadmakers left work and at tacked the octroi station. The men were evidently prepared for the out break, as they had secured possession of a number of cans of petroleum, which they had hidden by the roadside with a number of revolvers, heavy sticks and poles to which pikes or points were added. The roadmakers organized themselves into a column, and with shouts of "DOWN "WITH THE OCTKOI !" and "Death to the municipal authori ties," marched on the octroi station, burned the sentry boxes and two of the local octroi offices, and then set fire to the central octroi offices, the tax offices, the record offices, destroying all the archives and doing other daniaee. The whole town was soon in a terrible uproar, the peaceable citizens flying for their lives or locicing themselves in their residences, which they promptly barri caded and prepared to defend to the ut most with such means as they had at their command. The ii ob, in the mean while, had broken into a number of wine shops, and, rolling the barrels of wine and spirits into the streets, they soon drank themselves into a state of madness, and were ready for further acts of violence. At a signal from the leapers of the mob. the column was re formed, and, shouting and yelling like madmen, and greatly reinforced by the lawless element of the town and its neighborhood, the disorderly road makers led the way to the Mandemental prison, which they attacked with stones aud sledge hammers, iv spite of the gallant defense made by the author ities of the prison aud the guard and keepers of that establishment. Finally the mob forced in the doors, severely handled the defenders of the prison, and succeeded in liberating all the prisoners, who soon joined with the mob in drinking the stolen liquors and acts of violence. After celebrating the victory over the prison authorities, the mob attempted to destroy the residence of the mayor, the banker and the post office. Durinsrall this time the town had been practically IN THE HANDS OF THE RIOTERS, the local police force being utterly un able to cope with the mob. The houses of a number of citizens who were ob noxious to the rioters were broken into and despoiled of their most valuable contents, aud their occupants were compelled to fly for their lives. In addition. much other property was destroyed, and a number ot people were beaten and " other wise ill - treated by the rioters. The local authorities, however, had been able to communicate with Trapani and other towns, with the result. that a force of troops and police were sent to the scene of the riot. But, though the troops and police were able to save the bank and Dostoffice from destruction, they were unable to restore order, though the mob was charged several times and though a number of arrests were made. Finally the officers in com mand of the troops were obliged to send for additional reinforcements, which were hurried to the spot as soon as pos sible, but the rioters had dispersed. Home, Dae 31.— Owing to the increas ing disorder in Sicily aud the taidy ac tion of the local authorities in quelling a very serious riot which has occurred at Castelvetrano, Geu. Lavriano, com mander of the army corps at Palermo, has been appointed temporarily pre fect of Palermo. The present prefect of Palermo has been removed, and his inaction will ba made the subject of an investigation. . CAPT. WILSON'S FATE. It Is a Question Whether the Parry Is Dead or Alive. CArErcrwN.Dec. 31.— A dispatch from Palapye, dated Dec. 18, announces that native runners who have arrived there state that there is no doubt now that Capt. Wilson's party was surrounded and killed while fighting against heavy odds. Chief Commissioner Rhodes, during his visit to Palapye, bitterly re proached King Khatna for deterting Maj. Goold-Adams while the latter's column was on Uie march. Kiug Khatna replied that his men disagreed with the white methods of warfare, and feared that they would fall victims to the small-pox epidemic which had broken out among the troops. The king also said that his warriors were obliged to return to field work, as there was dan ger ot their families wanting bread. All the traders urge that no precautions should be relaxed at the company's sta tions, as the Matabeles may possibly attack the advanced posts during the wet season. One of King Lobenirula's lighting intjunas described the effect of the Maxim cuns as slaying his fol lowers like cutting corn, adding: "\Ve halted, knelt and fired; but still the men fell and we finally laid down, protected PAINT PAUL MINN., MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1894. by our shields. Hut t lu> majority were still shot, so I crawled away." A dispatcl) from Buiuwayo, dated Dec. '24, says that there are rumors amontr the natives that Capt. Wilson is still pursuing King Lobengula. Trio whites at Capetown are inclined to be lieve the liuluwayo dispatch in prefer ence to the one from Palapye. — __— — WAR MAY COME. Honduras Anxious fur a Go With Nicaragua. San Fk.vxcisco. Dec. 31.— Gen. F. M. Aguire, of lloiuluias, was amoni the arrivals here on Saturday's steamer from Central America. Gun. Agulra goes from here to Washington, thence to New Orleans. There, beside direct ing his lame business interests on the north coast of Honduras, he will remain as the accredited consul of Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala. The general says while the war between Honduras and Nicaragua is imminent, diplomats from different Central American govern ments are now making a patch-up between the two republics, lie says, however, that just prior te his leaving the congress of Honduras had passed an act authorizing President Vasquez to equip troops and declare was against Nicara gua in his discretion. The cause of the act, as explained by Gen. Atruirtj, is that the Nlcaraguan government has permitted the revolutionary party of Honduras to equip itself in Nicaraeua and inarch into Honduras. This has occurred live or six times during the past two years. The Honduras gov ernment has spent $3,000,000, and has lost the lives of at least 1,000 meu in quelling these revolutionists. Besides this loss the money and life interests of the republic have been injured, be cause the frequent revolutions have prevented the development of its re sources. President Vasquez has de clared this condition of affairs must cease, and, if necessary to effect the de sired end, he will march his troops to the very capital of Nicaragua. The president has sent diplomatic circulars to the heads of Central American gov ernments announcing these facts, and further stating that he will equip an army and march into Nicaragua the first moment he hears of any revolutionists marching into his territory. PLUNDERED BY COSSACKS. Incredible Barbarity to Catholics of Russia. Cologne, Dec. 31. — The Cologne Zeitung publishes full details of the attack upon the Catholic church at Krosche. in the government of Kevno. by Cossacks last month. This account of the massacre fully confirms the re port originally sent out, and which afterwards was officially denied* The correspondent of the Zeitung adds that the Cossacks were guilty of incredible barbarity and cruelty. They lanced and knouted the defense less peoule whom they drove from the churches. Women as well ?»s men were included among their victims. The dead and mutilated bodies were thrown into a lime pit near the church. The sacred ornaments were taken from the edifice, broken into pieces and thrown into a cesspool. The Cossacks, after this sacrilege, were allowed to plunder the village. LEGAIjIZKI> MASSACRE. Strained Relations Between Italy and France. Rome, Dec. 31. — The newspapers here express much indignation at the acquittal yesterday at Angoule'me, France, of the French workmen and others engaged in the Aigues Mortes riots, when over a score of Italian workmen were killed and many others were terribly beaten and severely in jured. The JRiforuiasays that the "stu pefying verdict"' yesterday is a fresh obstacle to harmony between Fiance and Italy. The Meisagero expresses the opinion that the verdict virtually legalizes the tnassaere of thirty Italians. OBEDIKNCK TO GOD Rather Than to Man's Laws Is Urged. London, Jan. I.— A Vienna dispatch to the Times says that the pastoral letter of the Hungarian bishops is cal culated to place a powerful weapon against the government in the hands of the lower clergy. It invokes the authority of the apostles in contending that obedience is due to God rattier than to man, and declares that the govern ment bills in regard to mixed mar riages, civil marriages, etc., are breaches of Catholic dogma, and contradict the fundamental principles of Christianity, it proceeds to call upon all Catholics to support their pastors and to jointly defend the rights of the church, and says their acsions in public affairs muse be governed by this object. Excites the Germans. Loxdox, Jan I.— A Berlin dispatch to the Times says that there is great discontent there owing to the fact that the Cameronns incident was kept a se cret for a fortnight. When now the cause of the revolt is not given, the general consensus of opinion is that there must be something wrong with the administration of the country to ex cite the police, and even the women to the mutiny. The nolice force consists of from 100 to 150 Dahomeyans, re cruited In 1891 by Baron Gravenreuth. They have hitherto borne an excellent character. Japanese Get JCxcited. Yokohama, Dec. 31. - There is a political crisis here, and scenes of the utmost disorder were witnessed Friday when parliament reassembled, arising out of the excitement over the question of the presidency. A good deal of vio lent language was exchanged. The government ended the tumult by pro roguing the parliament until Jan. 12. By imperial rescript yesterday parlia ment is dissolved. The election cam paign, it is expected, will be of an un usually exciting nature. Stabbed to Death. Monte Carlo. Dec. 31.— An English man named Mander Allohder, who Imis been stopping at the Hotel Metropoie, has been murdered on a mountain road while en route to Mentone. The body was terribly stabbed and bruised, and his watch and other valuables w&fa stolen. Tribes 4n Bloody Conflict. Cettinje, Dec. 31.— A fierce cbufilcf} has taken place between the Lume and Caboosch tribes in Albania, and much blood has been shed. The commander at Prisrend was unable to pncify~tlio tribes, and was compelled to fiee. Gen. Gourko Paralyzed. St. Fetersbuhg, Dec. 31. — Gsu. Gourko's left side is paralyzed. \#v|//// A MANIAC'S AWFUL DEED. PRINCIPAL OF A SCHOOL MURDERS HIS WIFE. THI. GRIP DRIVES HI3I CRAZY. While Taking a Morning Walk With His Faithful Young Wife He Suddenly Draws a Revolver and Shoots Her Dead— Unfounded. Rumor Re garding Prendergast. Media, Pa., Dec. 31.-Swithin C. Shortlidge, principal of the famous Media Academy for Boys, while out promenading today with his wife, who was a bride of only a mouth, shot and instantly killed her. For tUree weeks Prof. Shortlidge has been confined to his home with the grip. His wife was a faithful, untiring nurse, but he did not seem to improve rapidly. On Saturday he ventured out for a walk, his wife accompanying him, but he did not no auy further than the spacious porches of the academy, This moraine He took another walk with his wife on his arm in the direction of East Media, passing poople without his usual signs of recog nition. A few minutes later, while passing through some woodland on Jefferson street, those who were in that neighborhood were startled by hearing shots, and, looking, saw what seemed to be a scuffle on the street. Among those who heard and saw this was Chief of Police McKniff, who ran to the spot, where he found MUP. SHOKTLIDGE DEAD, and the frenzied man calling to her to come back to him. A six-shooting thirty-two caliber revolver was lying empty by the side of the dying woman. When the bystanders approached Prof. Shortlidge attempted to drive them off and threw himself on the body of his wife, now rapidly being chilleclin death. The chiet of police put him under ar rest and he was taken to the lock-up. Here it was found that he was not fully dressed, being still in his night shirt. He was so weak that a carriage had to be procured in order to convey him the few squares necessary to go in order to reach the jail. Prof. Shortlidge is a member of an old Quaker famUy. He graduated from Harvard university with lionors, and was the leading member of his class in physical exercises. After graduating he went iuto the newspaper business, and subsequently started a boarding school for boys at Bennett square. He removed his school to Media in 1874, and has sinco conducted one of the most successful institutions in the country, and one which has gained for Itself an enviable reputation as a pre paratory school for young men. Mr. Shortlidee was a mau of culture and refinement, and was one of the repre sentative citizens of the town. He took particular DELIGHT IX ATHLETICS, and was to be seen almost daily engaged in outdoor sports with his pupils. lie has tour children by his first wife, who died about four years ago. The victim, wnose maiden name was Marie Dixon Jones, was about twenty-six years old, and of prepossessing appearance. Her mother is Mrs. Carrie Dixon Jones, of Brooklyn, N. Y\, who came into proi.ii nencu In that city a few years ago by her suit against the Brooklyn £agle for alleged libeious publications aoout a hospital conducted by her. Ihe suit was recently decided against her. Her brother, llev. Henry Dixon Jones, was pastor of Christ P. E. church Id this city up to Dec. 1, when he resigned by request. The news ot her daughter's death is a great shock to the mother, and it is teared that she will lose her reason. The unfortunate man does not yet realize What he has done, and is con tinually asking for his wife. The gen eral opinion here is that ho is insane. A few years ago his school was In a flourishing condition, but unlucky in vestments in real estate caused him to lose his money, and his affairs were placed in the hands of a receiver. The school has since been conducted as a stock concern with Mr. Shortlidge as principal, and there was every prospect that be w ould regain his lost ground. Iho coroner will hold an inquest to morrow. A ROMANCE IN IT. The Lire of Mrs. Sliortlidge Full of Interest. New Yoiik, Dec. 31.— There is a ro mance in the lifo of Mrs. Shortiidge, \yho was killed by her husband at Media today. There is a history in the life of tier mother. Dr. Mary Amanda Dixou Jones. A page of that history was made public about three years ago. Brooklyn p*eople remember well the daughter, a pretty, trim young womau^ retiring in disposition, and faithful to her mother when that mother's record was brought to light. There is now a modest brown-stone front at 103 De Kalb avenue. Brooklyn, with a shin iner brass plate bearing the wouls "Dr. Jones.*' Dr. Mary Amanda Dixon Jones Js a physician of the A)meopathic school, a grad uate v of the Woman's Medical College of New York City, and practices as a specialist in the diseases of women. Shu had as a partner years ago her son, Franklin Dixon .Jones, aiso a physician of the same school and the same kind of a specialist. The two for some years conducted dispensaries and hospitals, in which, as at like institutions. they did public business as to the number of patients whicti they treated at the pub lic's expense. Previous to this Mrs. Jones had conducted dispensaries on her own account, without gaining quite as much fame as she desired. Soon after her partnership with her son she began to get into difficulties with the various boards of trustees of her dis pensaries, but would start another in stitution with a new board of trustees immediately after the collapse of auy preceding one. About 1890 she brought a suit for libel against the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for $250,000 damages, and her son brought a suit at the same time for the same amount. The suits were based upon in vestigations of her method which the Eagle made, first in response to her own desire to have letters of complaint and accusations received by the paper. The results of the investigations were pub lished in the Eagle from day to day for two months. The legislature passed a law restraining her institutions from receiving public aid, and the board of estimates in Brooklyn took like action before the suits were tried. The attorney general of the state, Ed ward F. Tabor, also brought suit to an nul the charter of the institution which Mrs. Jones was then conducting, which suit was successfully prosecuted. Her own case against the Easle was ttied also. It occupied thirty-five consecu tive days. The Eagle pleaded justifi cation.and the jury, after two days' and two nights' deliberation, returned a verdict of no cause for action, thus sus taining the defense of justification. No appeal was taken and the son dropped his suit. This was the largest amount that an American paper was ever sued for in a medical case. Dv. Franklin Dixon Jones shortly after the trial visited the office of Dr. Joseph H.Kaymond,oneof the witnesses for the Eagle in the suit, at 10 o'clock at night. Dr. Kaymond had retired, but came down, supposing that the caller was a patient. Dr. Jones immediately assaulted him with a cane and inflicted painfui but not setious injuries, lie also dealt severely with the wife of Dr. Raymond, who had come to his aid He was arrested for criminal assault, and was given the alternative of an ab ject public apology in court or sentence for a term of imprisonment and a heavy fine. He apologized. Both mother and son have resided in Brooklyn since. Miss Barroweiiffj Better. Jersey City, N. J m Dec. 31. -Miss May Barrowcliffe, the young woman who was assaulted and robbed and nearly murdered last Friday night In COUPON FOR PART NINE Of the "Sights and scenes of the World." Every day this week a coupon for Part Nine of the Groat Art Gallery which the Globe is supplying- the public will be printed on this pag-e. Any three of " the coupons, with ten cents, secures you Part Nine. Do not try to use this coupon for Part Eight or Part Ten. It is for PaVt Nine only. If you want two copies of Part Nine, send six of the coupons printed this week and twenty cents. If you only want one copy of Part Nine, send three coupons and ten cents. The advertise ment on Pag-e 5 today tells you how to secure the first eig-ht parts if you have neg-lected obtaining- them. Read the great "Back Number" offer in that advertisement. Orders by mail are subject to delay of a week or ten days, as the parts are mailed by the Eastern' publishers. Sights and Scenes part of the World. " CDT. ;'. JAN. 1, 1891. -r : Date Changed Every Day. Cut this Coupon out and keep it until threa of different dates are accumulated, theu for ward them, together with Ten cents in silver or a similui amount in one or two-cent postage stamps. Address Coupon Department.St. Paul Globe, St. Paul, Minn., and you will receive the ele gant portfolio of photographs as advertised. * See our advertisement today on page 5. (CUT THUS OUT.) . a vacant lot, was semi-conscious in the hospital this afternoon and the chance for her recovery is a fair one. It is be lieved that tomorrow she will be able to give some intelligent account of the out rage. NO SUCH GOOD LUCK. Prendergast Ha? Not Committed ; Suicide. Chicago. Dae. 31.— A rumor was current today that Prendenrast, the murderer of Mayor Harrison, had com mitted suicide. Jailer Morris was kept busy for two hours answering the tele phone. There was nothing in the story. Prendergast's actions in the morning aroused the suspicions of Guard Wal lace, and the latter told the assassin to hold oat his hands until lie was searched. "Why do you want to search me?" I demanded Prendergast, angrily. "To see if you have anything con cealed about you, of course, " answered the guard. :■':.'■--. "It 'you fellows think I'm goin* to commit suicide you are foolish," re marked the assassin, as lie extended his lianas. "If 1 have to die; I'm goiiu: to put you fellows to the bother of kiliinir me " .-"■,'•.■.■■.- Nothing was' found in the prisoner's pockets with which he could do himself injury. PRESCRIBED HUMAN FIiESH, And at a Later Date Committed Suicide. Cheyenne, "Wyo., Dec. 31.— Dr. M. I. Herman, whose dead body was found in the . Palmer house at Chicago Friday evening, lived in this city from the mid dle of July until the middle of October, this year. He said ho had been a physi cian in Austin, New, for four years. His first act here was to advertise in the city papers as a specialist. He filed with the county clerk a certificate that he had taken a course of lectures in Chicago lor his diploma. Prosecuting Attorney Van Arsdale began proceedings against him, and he tiled a diploma from the i college at. Bucharest, in Germany. There was a question about the gen uineness of tins paper, but it was not investigated. Whatever money he earned here he spent at the gambling table. When leaving he demanded from Harry Hynds 615, declaring if ha did not get it he would commit suicide. It was given him. The Evening Tribune charges the doctor with prescribing human llesh to a consumptive patient, and backed the charge up with affi davits. His Scheme a Novel One. Pkovidexce, B. 1., Djc. 31.—Noth ing having been received of the missing teller, William Austin Bennet, of the Globe Nation! bank. it has beeu found that his novel scheme to get money was to destroy original checks sent in from depositors, make out new ones for smaller amounts and draw si check in his own favor for the balance. He would credit the depositor in the pass book for the correct amount and would himself credit for a less amount in the bank books. President Sims thinks his Stealiugs will not exceed $25,000. A Complete Set of World's Fair Parts for [ j 40 Cents. See the Bth Page. NO. 1. A HORROR AT OMAHA, Nebraska Inebriate Delibsr.. ately Destroys His House. FOUR PERSONS ARE BURNED. Father, Mother, Babe and Grandmother Die Together. THE FIEND UPSETS A LAM And Imprisons His Victims While They Roast. A DREADFUL SUNDAY TRAGEDY. Omaha. Neb., Dec. 31. -On marble slabs at the morgue lie the charred re mains of the family of John Ca'nmings. Father, mother, baby and grandmother art there awaiting the outcome ot tha inquiry which Coroner Maul began into the causes of the tragedy which startled the city this morning. Nothing in Nebraska's annals approaches the deed for horror. Cummings had been in ill health for soice time, and accord ing to twelve-year-old Tommy Fox, who was present, he deliberately set fire tc his own house and caused the death of his mother-in-law, his wife and his one< year-old baby In the flames. The little boy tells a straightforward story, and when asked how the fire originated ha said: "Cummings was sitting on the edza of the bed in a rear room, where Mrs. Cnmminzs also was with the baby. An other person in the room was Mrs. Vox, the mother of Mrs. Cummings. my aunt. There was a fuss about some thing, and Cummings upset the lamp and closed the door, compelling ali the inmates to stay there. They cried, bat he refused to let any of them out." NKI(iIIUORlIOOI> TBSTIMOST. Philip Nathan, a next-door neighbor, says that when ho first saw the flames he noticed. Mrs. Cum tilings trying to open the shutters to the window of the bedroom. He heard her cry out ami say: "My baby Is already afire." Soon thereafter he saw the woman enveloped in flames. Miss Nellie Fox, who is a relative of Mrs. Cuniininirs. said she was a frequent visitor to the house; that turnings had been sick for ..quite. a longtime. She disputed her brother's statement about Cuinmlngs having pur posely knocked down the lamp to burn he entire family, but .the b(|y rejoined that he saw him do it. He also added that when he first took notice he saw Cummlngs sitting on the bed crying. The basement of the house was occu * pied by John Stuart, who has a contract for feeding the city jail prisoners. Stuart and his assistant, Dennis Sexton, were in that part of the basement directly beneath the room in which the bo-lies were found up to the time tho lire broke out. Sexton gave A.VTVIO DESCBtPTIOH of the scuttle in the rooms above im mediately bifore the flaniea were de tected, and confirms in many respects the story of the boy who witnessed the dreadful tragedy. "For several nights," remarked Sexton as be stood in the wreck of Ins quarters, a few minutes after the are was extinguished, "the folks in the room above have been carousiug. About midaight they would begin 10 quarrel, and souu'tiines would tight among themselves for an hour, and then quiet would be restored gradually, as if they were all exhausted, l knew they had a great deal of whisky up there several nights. Sometimes of the men, Fox and Cumnungs, would be quarreling and lighting between themselves, and then they would turn on the women. The trouble that re sulted in the fire up there began early Saturday night. 1 heard them swear ing up there all the evening. The dis turbance increased toward midnight, and frequently OATHS WERE HEARD. "i distinguished lie voice of a boy, a woman and two men. Finally, some time about 2 o'clock, a terrible scutlla commenced. From the noise made by the heavy shoes or the men as they pushed each other across the Soar, and from the manner in which they cursed 1 knew they were having a desperate fight. Suddenly thero was a thud over in the little room to the north, in which the bodies were found, as if one of liia men had fallen, He did not attempt to rise, and 1 heard the other man tako several steps, and then heard a woman scream. Sue yelled "My God.' and then gargled as if being choked. A moment later another body fell on the floor. This was followed almort Instantly by the crash of heavy glass, and I saw th« flames break out through the small win« dow in the room where the bodies wen found. For a few minutes a confusiot of oaths, screams and blows could b« heard in the little room, and then all was still." The police are working on the cas* yet, but have developed nothing to Uis« puto the evidence that Cuoimlngs com mitted the crime while In a tit of iusanf rage. •— ■• CRUSHED TO DE.\TH> Three People Instantly Killed bj Baltimore, Dec. 81. — Particular! were received here today of a terrible recident by which three persons wen instantly killed by a New York express train at Patuxent, on the Baltimore Sa Potomac railroad, eighteen miles from this city, last night. The victims were an aged couple, Thomas P. Varley and his wife, of Patuxcnt, and their ten yoar-oid grandson. All were in a car riage on their way to the house of a friend. The unfortunate people evi dently did not hear the approach of the train, their carriage bein? struck with terrible violence and smashed into kindling wood. The remains of Mr«. Varley were thrown between the tracks and so cut to pieces that they had to be gathered up in ' a weolbarrow. Mr. Varley'a head was crushed and the Ijov'r ricull fractured.