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STORM AND FLOOD.
Loss of Life in Great
DISASTERS AMONG SHIPPING.
Vessels Driven Ashore and Many
INUNDATIONS OVER IN HOLLAND.
The Bark Caroline of Savannah
Wrecked and the Cargo Cast
Upon the Beach.
Lokdox, Dec. 23. — Reports from various
parts of Great Britain show that the gale
is abating. The storm raged with the
greatest fury all day yesterday. Tele
graphic communication with Scotland is
completely interrupted, while tne wires in
the midland counties and Ireland are
more or less damaged.
There is hardly a town of any size but
reports personal casualties and damage to
property. Manufacturing towns in the.
north and west suffered badly. Hoofs
were torn off and chimneys collapsed,
crashing through adjoining buildings and
killing a number of working people.
A number of fishlns-boats are missing.
Three boats were swamped off Stornway
and twenty-two occupants drowned.
Much damage was done to bouses in
Dublin and the suburbs of that city.
People in the Donegal hills are reported
to be suffering terribly, their cottages being
wrecked and flooded.
The ships America and the Mary E.
Marshall went ashore near Greenock.
The Arkalow was driven ashore in Scalp
&ie Bay and bas nine feet of water in h*r
hold. It is expected she will be a total
loss. All around tbe coast vessels are re
ported to be stranded or in great danger.
The ship Carmichael was wrecked off
Holyhead nod five of her crew were
drowned. The other sir men on her were
rescued with much difficulty.
The four-masted ship County of Kin
ross, for Hartlepool, was seen off that
port lying on her beam ends and appar
ently sinking. Her crew was seen on her
with lifebelts on. The actual number of
deaths is unknown, bm it is expected the
list will not be much less than 100. The
American ship Kennebec, from Port
Blakpley, which had discharged her cargo
at Belfast, broke adrift and sank a tug
and damaged another vessel.
Amstekdam. Dec. 23 —Heavy floods
have been caused by the storm in Holland.
The rivers Maas and Rotta roso twelve
feet, inundatme parts of Rotterdam.
Boats were used in the streets and in the
market-places, which were like lakes.
Many of the dikes threatened to give way
under the heavy pounding of the sea. In
eevernl places the water succeeded in
breaking through, and the country in the
vicinity of the breaks is flooded. Nine
houses collapsed, their foundations being
At Ij trecht several persons were drowned
by the capsizing of a boat. Telegraph and
telephone wires 'were everywhere broken.
The bark Caroline, from Savannah for
Hamburg, went ashore near Egmondsee
and became a total wreck. Her cargo is
being washed upon the beach. Part of
her crew was drowned.
Hamburg, Dec. 23.— The rlverElbehas
overflowed its banks and inundated the
lower parts of tbe town. The water is so
deep that trancars are unable to run.
Brussels, Dec. 23.— The storm has
cau-ed much damage throughout Belgium.
Many of the Belgian fishing-boats are
The town of Dendermonda, at the con
fluence of the Dender and Scheldt rivers,
was inundated by the overflowing of the
Dender. The inhabitants were aroused by
the tocsin and escaped, but the property
lO3S is great. The villages of Audegeme,
DenderviHe, Mespelace, Appels and Baes
rode were also inundated.
GODNEY IS UNEASY.
The Indicted Bank President Who
Was Not Prosecuted.
Chicago, Dec, 23.— E. C. Godney, presi
dent of the North River Bank of New
York when it failed several years ago, and
who was indicted by the Grand Jury at
the lime of the failure of tiie bank and
whose indictment was one of those found
iv the pigeon-holes of the office of the Dis
trict Attorney of New York, was in
Chicago to-day on his way to New Yort.
He declined to talk about the matter, but
appeared ill at ease. The indictment was
the subject of an inquiry by the Lexow
committee, who gave it publicity and re
newed the demand for some action in the
prosecution of Godney. Godney has been
living In Cripple Creek, Colo., e ver siuce
leaving New York. He declined to register
yesterday. He left for the East on the 5
AN ORATOR INDICTED.
Judge Ballard Charged With De-
frauding Oswald flicks.
Macox, Mo.. Dec. 23.— The Grand Jury
lias returned an indictment against Judge
D. P. Ballard of Los Angeles, Cal., for
obtaining $37 50 from Oswald Hicks under
false pretenses on a bogus draft on George
Irving of Washington, D. C. Ballard was
arrested at Springfield, Mo., and brought
here. The case will be tried the last week
in February. Ballard made Populistic
speeches in Macon and adjoining counties
during the late campaign. Hicks was
treasurer of the Populist campaign com
mittee and paid Ballard $130 for twelve
speeches in this county ana expenses.
Toe Sneriff has received letters from ttie
officials at Murcheysboro, 111., and Hal
ston, la., alleging that B lilard had engaged
in speculations in those towns similar to
DEATH OF A LINEMAN.
He Is Supposed to Have Been
Murdered by Robbers.
tjYEACUSE. N. V., Dec. 23.— The body
of Matthew Fulton, a lineman in the em
ploy of the Central New York Telephone
and Telegraph Company, was found this
morning boside the tracks of the Dela
ware, Liickawanna and Westnrn road. A
large gao^i In Fulton's head was evidently
made by some sharp instrument. Fulton's
pockets were empty when fcjunu. It is
thought he may have been munserod. The
Coroner aDd the railroad secret service
detectives are investigating the case.
OPENED A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX.
But the Detectives Failed to Find
Chicago, Dec. 23 —Detective Rohan ha*
opened a box in the vault of the National
Safe Deposit Company in the hope of
securing stolen property said to have Deen
deposited there by a gang of aliened thieves
from Cleveland, Ohio. The box was rented
by Mary Gibbn, who under the name of
Maggie Russell is in jail in Cleveland
alung with half a dozen man charged with
"The story telegraphed from Cleveland
about the safe deposit vaults," said Detec
tive Rohan, "is true, but it is not true that
we fouua aoy stolen property. We did
fiud $3500 in greenbacks, two watches and
some small trinkets, but a detective and a
lawypr from Cleveland fulled to identify
any of the articles as having been stolen in
the recent, burelaries at Cleveland."
STONE AWAITS ARREST.
Denies the Charge of Murdering
Chicago, Dec. 23.— Lewis Stone is at
his home, 5135 Flouruoy street, and awaits
arrest upon a charge of having murdered
two defenseless women in Jamestown,
N. Y. He says he is innocent. Ha is an
expert bricklayer, for many years in the
employ of a firm of local contractors. Ha
was employed in Buffalo, N. V., and ex
plains his presence in Jamestown on the
tileht of the murder by saylnz the train on
which he was en route to Chicago stopped
at that city and he w«s obliged to wait
several hours for another train. He says
the first he knew of the crim« wan when
he saw hy the papers that he was wanted
for murder. Stone at once surrendered,
and the Chicago police notified him they
were awaitingtinstructions by mail, pend
ing receipt of which he was released.
Torture Used to Obtain Money From
an Old Man.
Ekie, Pa., Dec. 23.— The ringleaders In
the gang of masked burglars who. p. week
ago, beat and bound and under fearful
torture secured the SIO.OCO which Richard
and Saiah Slocum had laid up for a rainy
dax, have been captured. They are
Frank Anderson, a farmer living within
two miles of the scene of the robbery;
Ralph Vansaler and Jeremiah Casey. An
dersou and Yansaler were captured to
gtherat the house of the former. They
resisted arrest, but were overcome. Casey
was captured in the eastern part cf the
Tiie conspiracy seems to have been put
up by Anderson and Casey in the Mead
ville Jail. Anderson was there oa sen
tence for larceny aud met Casey, who was
in for some minor offense. Anderson
knew about Slocum's wealth, als>> that he
had called in his money. In less than two
weeks after the pair were out of jail, with
four others, they met at the Anderson
rendezvous and carried out one of the most
<ianii£ and successful burglaries in tbe
history of crime in this section. Casey's
fondness for his cuds loosened his tongue,
disarmed bis secretiveoess and gave the
clew which resulted in the capture of the
AFTER THE SENATORSHIP.
Judge Goff Enters the Race Against
Baltimoee, Dec. 23.— A special to the
news trotn Clarksburg, W. Ya., says:
Judge Nathan Got?, who has been holding
court in South Carolina, artived at his*
home yesterday, and has been in close
con ference with political friend's, includ
ing Hon. George C. S. Davi9, who is him
self an active candidate for the United
Sates Senate against Elkins. It wns
given out tiiis evening that Judge Goff
would in all possibility announce his car
didacy for the Seuatw within the next
twenty-four hours. If he does he will
probably prove a formidable opponent.
He has eight votes pledged to him, and
Senator Whittaker and Hon. T. J. Hut
chinson each has as many more. Judge
G ff's candidacy would draw heavily from
Eikms and at ihe same time solidify the
followers of the candidates, nil of whom
are identified with the Goff wing of the
The conference has caused some excite
ment in political circles throughout this
RAIDED BY FRENCH'S BAND.
The Station A?ent at Nowata Com-
pelled to Open the Safe.
Claremore. I. T., Dec. 23. — The
French band of outlaw*, headed by Jim
French and Cherokee Bill, made a raid
last night on the town of Nowata, about
twenty-live miles north of here on the
Kansas and Arkansas Vailey Raiiroad.
Station Agent Bristol, ptepping out on the
platform of the station, found himself
covered with four guns. He was marched
through the waiting-room and compelled
to open the safe. The robbers got about
$190. They did not tnolast the passengers
in the waiting-room.
Aftpr getiing the contents of the safe
they marched the agent outside, mounted
and rode away, going east. It was feared
that they would rob the passenger train,
which was due. but it pulled out in safety
about thirty minutes later.
A COTTAGE BLOWN UP.
Dynamite Used by Men Who Sought
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 23.— A small
vacant counge in Spring Wells township,
owned by Chailes A. Frost, was. blown up
witb dynamite last night and almost com
pletely destroyed. Frost reside? in a house
adjoining. All the windows in his house
wen* shattered by the concussion and the
movables were kuocked to the floor. Fred
erick Loy and Charles Brenning were ar
rested early this morning, charged with
ibe crime. Frost alleges that Loy hnd
sworn revenge upon him, claiming Frost
had taken advantage of blm in a real es
GROVER A GOOD SHOT.
Slaughter of Ducks by the Presi-
Washington, Dec. 23.— President Cleve
land and his patty of duck-huuters tp-
turned to the city this mornluir on tho
Atlantic Coast Express. The train was
due at 7 o'clock, but did not arrive until
nearly 9 o'clock, all the trains on the line
beinc late. The President was looking
well, being a little browned by his expo
sure to the sun and wind. Altogether the
party killed about 300 dncßs, the Presi
dent being responsible for rather more
than bolt of them. Be spoke very appre
ciatively of his recep.ion at Georgetown
SHOT AND HANGED.
End of a Negro Who Attempted to
New Orleans. Deo. 23. — George King,
a dsvperate negro, was lynched at the
slaughter-house just below the city this
lie had a difficulty with some butchers,
and saying he would not be bluffed, went
off and got a shotgun and a bag of stint.
Constable Guerre came up and tried to
arrest him and the negro escaped to a
burn, fnin which he fired into the crowd
which cohered, wounding the Constable
and half a dozen others.
Tho barn was burned down and the
negr<» forced into the open, where be was
shotand then dragged to a tree and hanged.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1894.
CITIZENS TO ACT
Investigating Fraud in
ALDERMAN POWERS' CASE.
Does Not Relish the Charge
CITY COUNCIL UNDER THE BAN.
The Legislature Will Assist in Puri
fying Politics in Cook
Chicago, Dec. 23. — Alderman John
Powers, who is alleged to have offered to
"deliver" for a consideration sufficient
votes in the City Council to kill ( ff the
anti-cigarette ordinance, to-night an
nounced that he would demand a search
ing investigation, which he claims would
vindicate himself and the other ci'y offi
cials who are implicated in the alleged ex
The Civic Federation will take a hand in
the matter. President Lyman J. Gage of
the Civic Federation said:
"A great crime has been committed
against the people. It should be investi
gated to the roots. There an» Judges in
the State, prosecuting officers and a
Grand Jury to take such matters ir. band.
Such a crime will not go unpunished. If
the o fiieers of the law fail to act and al
low such an enormity to go by unnoticed
the Civic Federation most certainly shall
not allow it to be said that tbe funds of
the organization are being expended iv
other directions. We have on our hands
all we can care for, bat we are not so
much engrossed that wa would allow the
Powers case to slide by and out of sight
iihout due justice being administered.
"I understand Alderman Ken's propo
sition for the investigation of the police,
and his scheme Co seek the aid of different
business and reform organizations in the
work. lam in sympathy with it, but the
Civic Federation being busily engaged at
tbe present time will not join in it."
Attorney W. R. Forrest, who has been
managing the Civic Federation'! elections
fraud case, thought it would bn a mistake
for any organization to undertake too
much at once, lie thought if the investi
gation cnuld begin n some particular line
it would grow out quite fast eDougn after
"The City Council nueht to be investi
gated," he said, "and I believe the Civic
Federation will take up the work with a
Members of the General Assembly who
were in the city yesterday discussed thia
question in connection with political
affairs. The sentiment among them wa.s
that the Legisla'ure ought not to be called
upon to take a hand in the investigation,
but that they stood ready to relieve Chi
c*k in any way necessary.
The new members especially are not
anxious to become embroiled iv Chicago
and Conk County poliics. and one of them
said: "If the Civic Federation will come
down to Springfie d with a plain case upon
which we can act there will be no hesi
tancy on the part of the Senators and JRep
reaentalives irom the rural districts."
Will No Longer Attempt to Fight
Omaha. Nebr., D?c. 23.— The p,riest9
of the Lincoln diocese, who have been
fi.'hting Bishop Bonacum for two years,
have surrendered. They admit that the
Bishop has won, and if he has not been
sustained at Rome the diplomacy of Mon
slgnor Satolli has left them no chance but
to seek employment elsewhere. Father
English, the tenth priest to quit the
Bonacum diocese, came to Omaha yester
day and now has charge of a parish in this
city. The trouble between Bonaruin and
his priests began two years ago over the
refusal of Father Corbett of Palmyra to
submit to some ruling by the Bishop
which he thought was tyrannical. The
Bishop was finally tried frr libel, charges
beine preferred by Corbett. The Bishop
was acquitted. Satoill visited Lincoln for
the purpose of investigating the trouble,
but was unable to do so. The matter
was appealed to Rome, but if ever passed
upon the verdict was rover made public.
The offense of Father English was his
testimony against the Bishop In the Corkh
case In Nebraska City last May. When
the question of authorities on canon law
was under consideration the Bishop and
his supporters testified that the work of
Father Smith of Paterson, N. J., was re
garded fig authority on canon law. Father
English contradicted this testimony and
produced a letter from ttM Bishop instruct
ing him, as j!idge of the diocesan •••urt, to
study "Smith on Canon Law." which he
regarded as the best work on the subject.
Within sixty days after giving tliis testi
mony Father English was givpn orders to
vacate the Basting's Mission and report at
David City on April 1. An npponl was
taken to Satnlll, who assured James Eng
lish, brother of the. priest, that a trial
would be granted, "but not now," said the
delegate. "Tell him that. He will under
He never had a trial. The priests an
nounced to-day that they had snirenderod
and would seek charges In other dioceses.
NEW LAWS FOR ALASKA.
They Will Be Recommended by As
sistant Secretary liamlin.
Washington, Dec. 23. — It is under
stood that Congress will, later in the pres
ent session, make an effort to provide a
code of laws for the government of
Alaska, which is to be submitted as the
result of the inspection made of the
Alaskan country last summer by Assistant
Secretary Hamlin and Josepn W. Murray
inspector nf galmou fisheries. These gen
tlemen gavH especial att-niion to the seal
fisheries, and v. ill, of course, dwell upon
this feature especially in their report, but
they will also recommend changes in the
entire lecal system of the seal islands and
the mainland as well, covering all the sub
jects connected with the government of
The Oregon laws are at cresent in force
in Alaska, and have been ever since tha
organization of the Territory. They are in
many instances Illy adapted to the local
conditions prevailing in Alaska, and even
where they are fairly satisfactory the
means of administering: them are so ineffi
cient as to have caused very serious com
plaint in the past on the part of the people
effected. Hence, besides recommendine
laws for the government of the seal catch
and others looking to tne prevention of the
liestruction of the sal non interests, Messrs.
Ranilin and Murray will probably recoiu
meud timber laws, new land, mining,
liquor, customs and school laws. There
will also probably b« a recommendation
that three or four judicial districts be
created to tiike the place of the present
system, which is comprised in one district.
The report embodying their recommend
ations is now in course of preparation and
will be submitted to Congress as early in
the session after the holidays aa possible,
with the hope that there may be time left
for Congressional action. It is believed
that the report will take strong grounds
for fixing the next year's sealing catch at a
lower limit than that of last year.
SNOW BLOCKADE BROKEN.
But From Appearances It Is Only
Sisson, Dec. 23.— The blockade between
this place and Dunsinuir has been tem
porarily raised. Last night 200 snow
shovelers and an exira train passed
through Sisson, en route to the big snow
drift some five miles north of Sisson, and
this morning the northbound Oregon
express passed throußh, followed later by
two other delayed passenger trains. The
storm has abated, but the indications are
that considerable more snow will fall
before to-morrow. Had it not been that
the Southern Pacific Company's rotary
plow broke down the blockade would not
have resulted. A workman eneaeed in
shoveling snow from a house was seriously
injured yesterday by 'he shed, belonging
to J. M. Bowles, falling on him.
MORTIFIED TO DEATH.
Suicide of a Youth Arrested for
Gambling on Sunday.
Me mphis, Dec. 23.— At Rockford. Coosa
County, Ala., Alberi Goriian aged 22 and
well connected, was- arrested on an indict
ment from Elmore County charging gamb
ling on Sunday, and was jailed after a
desperate, but unsuccessfui effort to
escape. Last night when Jailer
Redit went to Goraan's cull to carry a
blanket he found him hanging tn a bar by
his susDcnders with hit hands tied behind
him with his handkerchief, dead. Morti
fication over his arrest was the cause.
SOCIETY MEN SUED.
Aftermath of the First Gotham
Made a B!g Contract for the Con
struction of Buildings, Which
New Yotik, Dec. 23.— The Press to-mor
row will say: Ex-Secretnry of the Navy
William C. Whitney. Theodore Have
meyer, Preseolt Lawrence, Thomas N.
Perry, Francis F. Vanderhiil, Rush H.
Herdekoppr, George Green, Reginald W.
River, Colonel William Jay, James T.
livde, T. Suffern Tailei, John G. Berts
ford, together with a number of other
prominent citizeas of New Ynrk, are de
fendants In a case pending in the Chan
cery Court of New Jersey. The action in
question has been brought by Thomas L.
In 1892 the defendants organized the
United States Horse and Cattle Show So
ciety for the purDOse of eivine horse shows
in the fall and spring of each year in this
city. The society was incorporated under
the laws of New Jersey with a capital
stock of g 75,000.
The new organization leased Manhattan
field for five years. The directors, through
the executive committee, contracted wi h
Tlioiuas L. Ilamilion for the construction
of necessary buildings at a co-it of over
After the first show, which was not a
financial success. $30,000 was paid to
Hamilton on his eunirac:. leaving $20,000
still unpaid. When the final accounting
was paid the directors discovered the
total amount of unpaid bills was $40,000.
On application, Chancellor McGlll made a
decree declaring the society insolvent and
appointing the directors as receivers. Up
to date the receivers have filed no report
with the chancellor.
TWO CHILDREN BURNED.
The Mother Badly Scorched During
Her Frantic Grief.
Brooklyn, Dec. 23.— A fire occurred to
night in the flat occupied by Charles Corn
wall. Both Mr. Cornwall and his wife
were away from their home at the time,
three children being left behind.
In BoroH unaccountable way the firo
started, the first intimation of it being
when Mrs. Jane Uanson, an elderly woman
living across the hall, heard the children
screaming. She opened the door of the
Cornwall flat and smoke rolled out, almost
smothering her. She saw a smoking
bundle on the floor and it Droved to be one
of the little ones. Picking it up, she ran
(screaming to the street. Airs. Cornwall
was returning from the grocery-store when
she saw her neighbor with the burning
Immediately behind Mrs. Hanson was
Maude, an older clii d, her clothes in
tiamps. Cornwall grabbed the baby from
the old woman and ran down the street.
Some one on the street threw a coat around
the child and extinguished :ne Haroes.
A block away tlie cnzert mo'lier was
stopp-'-d wi'h 'he iifanf, it? clothes still
smoking, and bnth woro found to bn quite
b;idly burned. No one knew another child
was missing, but after the fire was ex
tinguished the charred remains were
HOBLIT'S CURRENCY PLAN.
An Illinois Banker Has a Most Elab-
Bloomington, 111., Dec. 23.— Alvin B.
Hoblit, cashier of the National State Bank
of this city, a member of tbe Executive
Committee of the Illinois State Bankers'
Association, has formulated a currency
scheme which he believes is superior to
the Baltimore plan, and which has re
ceived the indorsement of a number of
able financiers in the Illinois State BanK
ers' Association, li is phm is as follows:
First— Begin funding the creenback and
treasury not*- s by issuing 5L'50,000,000 worth
of 2% per cent bonds lor banking purposes.
Allow banks to issue currency to the par
value (if these bonds. Discontinue tax on
Second — Allow banks with unimpaired
capital to issue »n additional 20 percent on
circulation secured by their assets. Uuon
tnis added currency levy a tax nf X per
cent per annum for the average time it is
Thirl— This 20 per cent of circulation in
capital will give the necessary elasticity to
our currency system needed in times ol
stringency of the money market.
Fourth— With the proceeds of the sale of
bonds retire a like amount of greenbacks
and treasury notes, which are a constant
menace to the Government
Killed by a Burst Pipe.
Franklin, Lh., Dec. 23. —The bursting
of a steam pipe at the ! Caffery. Central
Sugar.Refinery caused tLe Instant dealt)
of two men. But slight damage was done
to the refinery.
WENT TO PIECES.
Wreck of the Bark South
ABANDONED BY THE CREW.
Fifty-two Miles Southwest of
ONLY ONE SEAMAN WAS INJURED
The Vessel and Cargo of Lumber Are
Fully Covered by
I'obt Tow>*send, Wash., Dec. 23.— The
bark Southern Caief, from Taconm foi
Adelaide, Australia, succumbed to the
fury of last Wednesday's storm. She went
to pieces and was abandnned fifty-two
miles southwest of Cape Flattery. Her
captain, W. W. Plumb, formerly or the
late bark Jmues Cheston, and crew, fifteen
persons all tnld, were taken off the sink
ing vessel Friday morning by the barkeu
line Skagit and brought to this port.
An unkuown ship previously passed the
Southern Chief and refused to heed ber
signals of distress. Only one seaman was
injured, having bis lea jammed by lumber.
The Southern Chief ran into the gale
early Thursday morning, whicb, together
with cross seas, opened up seams in the
vessel and she quickly became water
logged. Over 30.000 feet of lumber were
jettisoned when her stern quarters were
carried away. A heavy sea was sweeping
her decks, fore and afr, when the Skagit
came along and rescued the crew. The
vessel was valued at S7OOO anil her cargo
cost $10,000; fully insured.
The revenue-cutter Grant, which was or
dered to go out in search for overdue ves
sels, sailed to-night. She will probably be
gone two weeks.
The barkeutine Skagit. which arrived to
day, twenty days from San Pedro, repoits
making a big semi-circle on the voyage to
Cape Flattery, and did not encounter any
unusuaily stormy weather, and neither
did Bhe ei<jht any vessels in distress, which
would seem to dispel the idea that the miss
h>g vessels had got out to the westward
and were heading in toward shore.
One That Is Likely to Prove Mighty
Vacaville, Dpc. 23 — Papers wpre filpd
late yesterday by Ralnjeii Barcar, Demo
cratic nominee for Distiic; Attorney, to
rnutpst thf* election of Frank R. Devlin,
Republican. The compliint alleges fraud
in the voting and tha ; the election officers
in four preciucts in Vailejo erred in per
mitting abuut 200 persons, residents of
Mare Island and United Spates marines
and soldier*, to vote. According to the
decision of Superior Judge Jiuckies a few
days before election, thps« men were not
entitled to vote, as they were not resi
dents and reside in no precinct in the
county. On election day several of these
mcii who were regist«T»d in precinct 1 of
the First Supervisorial District voted and
were arrested, and the others went to
other precincts to cast the'r votes. Mr.
Devlin's plurality is only 92. and if Mr.
Barear succeeds in having the four pre
cincts thrown out his election is assured.
Should this happen the result would cost
Governor-elect Budd 81 votes, that being
his plurality in the four precincts.
GREETED BY THOUSANDS.
The Reception to General Booth in
Los Angeles, Dec. 23.— The Salvation
Army huld a knee drill at the First Pres
byterian Church this morning, led by
Colonel Lawley of General Booth's staff.
At 10:30 there was a holiness meeting led
by the general at the Simpson Tabernacle.
He delivered a short, sermon, which was
followed by a revival service.
Saturday night's parade was repeated in
the afternoon, there being in line many
Salvationists. There were many people
along the route who expressed wonderment
at the strength of the nrniy. There was
an immense gathering in Simpson Taber
nacle i" the afternoon, which filled the en
tire edifice, the largest church building In
When the leader and his staff appeared
on the platform of the tabernacle a rousing
amen from a thousand throats met him.
Colonel Lawley opened the service, fol
lowed by a prayer and address by General
Boo!h, which was attentively listened to.
ACROSS THE GLACIERS.
Progress of the Exploring Party
Toward Mount Rainier's Peak.
Seattle, Dfc. 23.— A message from the
Post-Intelligencer party for the explora
tion of Mount Rainier brought by a pigeon,
which was released at the moutb of Car
bon Glacier at 8 A. M. to-day, tolls of the
arrival of the party at the base of the
mountain on the previous evening ana of
The last day* tntmp was made on snow
shoes ovr four or five feet of snow in 26
degrees temper.Uure. The Carbon River
and other streams were lorded many times
and two of the party were ducked in the
Carbon Glacier rises in a sheer wail of
300 feet. It Is prtatly depressed, torn,
ribbed and ragged by avalanches which
have left walls of snow 300 feet high. The
party this morning started across the
glacier and around St. Elmo's pass to ex
amine the route to the summit.
THE GROUND TREMBLED.
Slight Shocks of Earthquake in the
San Diego, Dec. 23— A shock of earth
quake was experienced in this city at 10:20
A. m. to-day. No damage was done, nor
was the disturbance bo great as at the last
time, but the oscillations were distinc ly
marked and readily recognized.
Pomona, Dec. '23 —There was an earth
quake here at 10:22 o'clock to-day. One
shock was henfy and one light, coming ap
parently fr'»m the southwest. Crockery
was rattled on shelves.
Riverside, Dec. 23.— Quite a neavv
shuck of earthquake was felt here at 10:20
a. m. The vibrations were from south io
north. No damage was done.
STRUCK BY AN ENGINE.
Possibly Fatal Accident on the Los
Angeles Terminal Railroad.
Los Angeles, Dec. 23.— E. A. F ke, a
carpenter, unmarried, living fit Garvanza
was run ovei and fatally injured by a
Terminal milroad tram at 7 o'clock this
evening at the junction of Pasadena ave
nue. Fike was on an electric streetcar go
ing to Garvanza. The train came up, t!:e
engine colliding with the car on which
Fike was sitting. Becoming frightened,
he jumped off the car and was caught by
the engine and run over. Fike is horribly
mangled, and physicians say be will not
live till morning.
The injury to the electric car was very
slient. There were thirty-five people on
the car at the time and a panic ensued, but
Fike was the only one injured.
CROOKED WORK SOMEWHERE.
Queer Action of a Pinkerton Agency
Seattle, Wa3h., Dec. 23.— An alleged
embezzler from one of the oldest banks in
Blooming'on, 111., bas been run down by
an Allan O. Pinkerton Agency detective
here, but the latter suddenly disappeared
after he became friendly with the alleged
embezzler, without even giving the latter's
name. The detective gave his name on
arriving in this city two weeks ago as J.
M. Brocks, but told certain people hi«
name was William Bell. He was very
anxious to have it understood he was not
working for the Pinkerton Bros.' Detec
According to his story, one of the oldest
and most trusted employes of a Blooming
ton bank, which is a branch of a Chicago
institution, asked for a vacation and went
to Ynnkton, S. D., and then asked for an
extension of time and came to the coast.
His books were examined, and it was
found he was $37,000 short. The case was
put in the hands of the Allan O. Tinker
ton Agency, and Brooks started out to
run his man down. He trailed him to
Kansas City, Ogden, Butte, Portland,
Or., and finally to Seattle, whore he was
living under the name of Walker.
Brooks, after arriving here, claimed to
locate his man and get a confession from
nim thai lie bnd 517,0u0 sewed in the lining
of bis coat. He said he did not want to
return, but would settle If tiie bank would
give him $19,000 that was owed to him.
Extradition papers were made out, but ttie
matter was kept from the police because
of the danger of their arresting the man
and spoiling the chance of a recovery of
Suddeuly the detective became friendly
with the alleged embezzler and commenced
avoiding the attorney. Then be became
involved with a fair siren named Lillian,
and, alter a trip into the wooJs ostensibly
for a deer hunt, he took a train for San
Francisco, and the next day Lilliau left
for that city by steamer. So far as can be
learned nothing has been done to settle
the affair witb the bank. Brooks never
let any one see the alleged embezzler, so ii
is not Known who he is.
WAS A CONSPIRACY.
What Oregon Railroad Officials Think
of the Accident on Their Road.
Tacoma, Wash.. Dec. 23— A special to
the Ledger from Walla Walla says: The
statement yesterday that the cause given
for the Oregon and Navigation accident
near Uolles Junction, in which Engineer
Ilobert Walker iost his life, was due to the
spreading of the rails, is reported to be
without foundation. Every indication
goes 1 1 show that the rails, ties and every
thing about the track was in perfect con
dition, and railroad officials attribute the
accident to a conspiracy of >ome sort.
Id speaking of the matter to-day, a rail
road official said :
"We regard the accident as due to plac
ing upon the outside rail a nut or sDike,
maliciously or otherwise, and it is thought
that something of this nature will be
brought out at the investigation."
Now Free Krom Debt.
Santa Cbuz, Dec. 23.— The debt of the
Younn Men's Chrisiian Association was
cleared to-day. There was an indebted
ness of $0000 on the property which had to
ber>i?ed by popular subscription to save
it. All but $125 had been subscribed up to
this morning, when the Congregational
Church raised $182, more than enough for
the purpose. The Congregational Church
has contributed $3000 toward paying off
the indebtedness. The other churches also
Strikers Remain Firm.
Providence, R. 1., Dec. 23.— A meeting
of the locked-out operatives of the hosiery
mills at Thornton was held this afternoon
and it was decided to remain firm in the
refusal to return to work for less than the
pre«ent schedule rates. It was »sserted
that fully twenty workmen will return to
England miner than surrender.
Jacobson Willing to Return.
Chicago, Dec. 23.— AaoJDh Jacobson,
who was arrested here on a telegram from
the Burt-Dexier Company from New
fork, lias exor«sseJ his willingness to re
turn there without requisition papers.
Jncobson admits !>e is the man wanted,
but denies hn took $18,000 of the company's
money, as charged.
Additional Telegraph on Page 9.
You and Yours
May be the victims of diphtheria unless
you provide yourself with a weapon of de-
fense. A few bottles of Hood's Srtrsn-
uariUa will be sufficient to build up your
system, so that you will have little to fear
JL JL<fe^^w&^, par ilia
from thi a most £ || # •£-fcC
dreaded disease. It S^_v
is the weak and de- '%%<%%'%
Militated who have dipbherla. Hood's
Sar^nparilla makes the weak strong.
Hood's Pills are the best after dluner
Fills, assist digusiiou, cure lieadaclie. 25c.
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Away from your home to rest
your back if you sat in
one of our
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backs. Just the thins;
you want. They're cheap too.
FINE CHRISTMAS PRESENT.
GAL. RATTAN FACTORY,
61 First St., Near Mission.
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. "_ MISCELLANEOUS _
Better late than never is a
pood motto if you've put off
: the purchase of your holiday
: suit ol clothes, because this
• ' : may be the means of making
you buy it of us. If you do
it will mean a merrier Christ-
mas tp you, for we cau save
you a half on its cost. You
I can tind use for that amount
! saved to help brighteu up
I your holiday-, can't you?
Come to the. wholesalers aud
makers who sell to you at
j wholesale prices— those are
the people who save you the
; naif ou the cost of your
Props. Oregon City Woolen Mills
For Man, Boy or Child
At Wholesale Prices
121-123 SANSOME STREET,
Bet. Bush and Pine Sts.
ALL BLUE SIGNS
• |" .
The prices on all Patent
Medicines, Sanitary Sup-
plies, etc. For instance :
"Williams' Pink Pills 35c
Ayer's Sarsaparilla 65c
Syrup of Figs.. ' 3oc
Warner's Safe Cure B">c
Carter's Little Liver Pills 15c
Beecham's Pills 15c
Cutionra, Soap 15c
Pure Corl Liver Oil (per pint) 50c
Listerine, 8oc; linbifoam ...20c
Family Syrinpes 50c
Chest and Inner Protectors sOe
Calder's Dentine 15c
GEO. OAHLBJEIIDER & CO.
deß tt TtiMo
BLOCKS and PICTURE BOOKS
Sealskin Purses...... 50c, 75c, $1.00 to $5.00
Lizard " 50c. 75c, 1.00 to 5.00
Alligator " 50c, 75c, 1.00 to 5.00
YIN HESS UUU,
PKRNAC EROS. A PITTS CO
1808 MARKET STREET.
GOODS DELIVERED FREE.
STOVES and RANGES from 55.00 to 550.00
WHOLESALE AND KETAIL.
306 Sutter Street.
AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY CITY.
JB3" Send for Catalogue. des tf WeSiiMo
/m Kfi OFFICE iSBi
fllfW fiECIfQ TT n '
$24.00 — DROPPED— 1 $24.00
GEO. H. FULLER DESK CO.,
638 and 6 40 Mission Street.
ie9 S»Mo\Te 'ip
/ — Sfe, Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,
M~>*B*ml 623 KE.iIWV ST. Established
ln I " s * for tlK> trt'atmiMUot I'iivate
a Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,
62S KKAKNV ST. Established
in l»»4for the treatment of I'iivate
Diaeaaea, Lost Sluntiood. Debility or
'-??Tslx^sl<ft «Ils«>asf>wearlnsjonbodyanrt mind Mill
SffiSS?*^! Skin Disease*. The doctor cures when
others fail. Try him. Charges low.
?>gjgX.^jfaaa Cure* cnaranlred. Call <ir write.
or . jr. p. GIBBON, Box 1937, San. Francisco. ',
Weekly Call. $1 per ear