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flio Bookwalter-Lanaing Oaae Budding Into
a Promising Sensation ,
Albion's ICscnncd Murderer Heading
fbrl < ineoln Tracing lloyco'n Pack-
nec Snlihnth Invents llrlolly
ipltoml/ed Stale Arrivals.
fntoM TUB nEr.'s LINCOLN iirnr.Au.1
The Bookwidter-Lnnsing case promises
to be one of the biggest sensations of the
year. The statement was published hero
yesterday that the notion begun in the
diStrict court to compel Lansing to con
vey back the lille to olock II had been
withdrawn , but il is not true. Mr. Norris -
ris , who has engaged Hut-wood , Ames &
Kelly to look after Mr. Bookwtiltcr's in
terests , says there has been no compro
mise. Mr. Lansing is understood to have
requested Norris lo wire Bookwuller lo
come on at once at his ( Lansing's ) ex
pense , and ho would explain mailers ,
and Ibis is Ihe only move
so far that oven looks like an
ell'ort at settlement , Mr. Bi'ok- '
wallor will probably roneh Lincoln to
day , when a conference will be hold nnd
future action determined upon. It is
alleged that Mr. HookWnllor has more
than the Dofoiibaugh transaction to de
mand nn explanation of. In one instance ,
it is claimed , he scut Lansing $ 1,000 to
buy the Kieper properly wilTi , leaving
the price and details cnlirclv with him.
Lansing reported that he. hn'd bought the
property for .fiti)0 ; ( ) , and Bookwafior an-
thori/.ed him lo forward n deed at $1,000 ,
the extra ! ? ICO being his commission.
Now , so Iho story goes , Morris has found
that Lansing paid only i.WO , instead of
$ ! 1)0 ! ) ( ) for the land. And Ihus tlio moro
one looks inlo Iho case Iho moro compli
cated and numerous the charges become.
The BKI ; man will "nothing extenuate
nor naught set down in malice , " but
in-hit the cold facts from day lo day ns
brought out by the probe of investiga
A telegram was received by Marshal
Hcach , from the sherill * of Albion , Neb. ,
yesterday , staling tlmt J. T. Kokcrt broke
jail there Saturday and could bo expected
in Lincoln to-day. The "wanted ' man
has a brother here , a stone mason and
contractor , for whoso home the Albion
authorities fhink lie will point.
AVhilo in Omaha' lust week Ollicer I'ow-
ler found at the ollico of the Pacilic Express -
press company the package shipped from
Hastings by Itoyeo , the burglar. It was
addressed lo H. G. Blair , and was await
ing n cjuimnnt , lloyco having failed to
call for it. owing to a pros-sing invitation
from the Lincoln authorities to stay hero ,
and explain whit ; lie was doing in the
store of liuird Bros , on the nighl of Ihe
'JOth. Contrary to J'owlor's expectations
the package contained nothing but wear ;
ing apparel , and thu ell'ort to connect ,
Iloyce with the burglary of King ifc Hull-
man's jewelry store at Friend fell through.
Koyce , by the way. made an unsuccessful
ell'ort Saturday U > escape from the county
jail , where he is held awailinir trial.
Saturday's mail brought to Clerk llig-
bco nt the Windsor a copy of the bill of
fare used on Christmas ( lay at the Can-
liold house in Omaha. It was a beautiful
production , aud Iligbeo incidentally
called the attention of his fellow clerk ,
Mr. ( < oodvvin , to it , remarking , "Bob ,
that beats our bill. " Goodwin afterwards
reported the conversation to Nat. Brown ,
one of the landlords of the Windsor , and
Drown , after Tilling up on whisky , pro
ceeded to show his displeasure by attack
ing Iligbeo in a brutal manner , pounding
him until warned by Mr. Itccson and
other guests lo desist. Later in tlio day
Iligbee , by the advice of friends , had
Brown arreslcd and taken to the police
court where ho pleaded guilty and was
lined if 10. It is only a short time ago
that Hrown assaulted his partner ,
.loll' Glass , so severely that the
latter is still suffering- from the
attack , and 1ms n suit for $2. > , OUO dam
ages pending. As Brown is a strong ,
able-bodied man of nearly 210 pounds- ,
and both his victims are small men. nub
ile opinion is naturally very strong
against him. The trouble between Hrown
and Glass puts matters at thu Windsor m
an embarrassing condition , and ns no
arrangement to "buy or sell" can be
made , the house will probably bo forced
into the hands of a receiver. Meanwhile
Brown holds the fort and Goodwin olfl-
ntes as clurlc , while Iligbeo is "on leave"
with Ids salary continued by order of
Glass. The property is a valuable one.
nnd in the hands of competent men could
lie made to earn big money. Undo Dick
Kitchen , of the Paxton , was down
Saturday night lo look it over with
: i view to make tin oiler for it , but
seeing the condition of affairs , went back
to Onmlia without oven hinting at what
he was willing to do.
S. L. Glasgour , ti prominent attorney
from Burlington , In. , is stopping at the
Windsor with Ids wife.
Captain llotchkiss and the men of Co.
D , N. N. G. celebrated Christinas by u
target shoot near the fair grounds.
The loss on Mr. Noble's house wa.s ad
justed tit $1,083 and on the furniture at
$4f > 0.
Dan II. Wheeler , jr. , nnd his wife , are
up from Omaha on n visit to friends ,
Charles Keith nnd Kllio Davis returned
home 1'riday in time to receive the con
gratulations of their many friends on
tnolr romantic marriage.
Early yesterday morning n snonk thief
lifted six line overcoats and a valise from
the store of Kvving , the clothier on O
btreot. The valise was the property
of Will Tiiver. and contained
some valuable personal effects. No clue ,
other than that one of the coats was solil
at P. S. George's store , has been found.
W. H. Perriiie , book hooper tit A , C.
Ingrain's , will start Tuesday on u visit lo
friends in Chicago.
'Tho funeral of James Heywood , the
minstrel man , took place yesterday after
noon ,
Storms , Starling ; ! ' . U. Hnmer , Kearney
U. W. iloliiison , Nobrnnska Cily ; H. A.
Blair , Fromunt ; V. Lancaster , Seward ;
John J. Caguoy , Plnllsmouth ; ,1. O. '
Chase , I'ainiHHint ; P. Hobbs , Wvinoro :
G. II. llastinu's , Crete.
TII 13 c.\niiiN : or .THU WKST.
Phenomenal Growth of North Western
KanHiiH Honest Jamil Olllcors.
Oiir.iti.ix , Kan. , Dee , ' 'ii. [ Special Cor
respondence , ] Northwestern Kansas is
booming as no part of the west over
boomed before , and the rush for lands In
Norton , Decatur , Itawlins , Cheyenne ,
Sherman , Thomas and thu north half of
Sheridan counties is indeed surprising ,
oven to Nobraskaus , This district , for-
inorly oonlrollod by the cattle kings of
western Kansas nnd Nebraska , is certain
ly ns line foil nnd eliimilo u lies west of
the Missouri river and is being taken un
der the hoiucttund and timber culture
laws us fast as thu register and receiver
can nuik" nut the pnpoiT
Tlio completion of the Hiulln"tou &
Missouri Itiver railroad from R publican
City , Nubnieku , to Oberlin , and the progress -
gross ibul road will make further west
next season , hns infused new life into nn
once descried country , and all fool jubi-
nut over the advent of the railroad in
their midst , for they know tlmt where the
Burlington & Mi souri Hivor railroad
goes Iho country becomes thickly settled
by industrious farmers , mechanics and
business im-u generally , nnd prosperity
is witm-sjod on every hand. No ono , not
even from lovely Nebraska , comes here
and returns di. ntilied. On the other
hand , they usually purohn o or locate a
chum upon land * ju i as pretty and pro
ductive as that portion of Nebraska along
the railroad from Crete west.
. . > T\TIX I.\NI > orrirn.
J ho United Hlate land ollleo for I he
northwestern district of Kansas is located
here , and the officers are busy nil the
lime. Mr. I'iileluui , register , and Mr.
I idly Scott , receiver , are both on the
nlort to see that no fraudulent entries arc
permitted , nnd the ridings of tlm honor
able commissioner of the general laud
olllco nro rigidly enforced. I 'or thuir determination -
termination lo enforce the laws to Iho
loiter thuso men have incurred the dis
pleasure of rings and laud grabbers , who
sue the end not far distant. "
I ! undcrMnnd olTorls are being made lo
defeat Mr. Scott's confirmation by some
disappointed democrats , who vvoro ex
pecting the position themselves , mid
others of both political shades , who have
banded together for the purpose of gob
bling up all the bo t lands for graxing
purposes , and especially all the hinds ad-
iaoeiit to the walor courses. Messrs.
Pnlohuii and Sooll are not slow in tum
bling lo Ihe racket of Hitse. cattle monop
olies , and Ihe result is their sohcvuM lire
being exposed and defeated at every cor
ner they make. Hence , if they can suc
ceed iu defeating Sooll's con'lirmaliou ,
seen re Pnloliau's removal , who is a re
publican , and induce Mr. Clove-
hind lo lay Lieiieral Sparks ,
Iho commissioner , on the shelf
by sending him abroad , and Ihe appoint
ment of men who will wink at their
fraudulent entries they expect to succeed
iu running the country again as they did
when the cowboy hold unlim.lod conlrol
of this vast region of land n.nd shol down
all tlioso who attempted to move on and
occupy Iho best lands there are iu the
state of Kansas. Jt will bo a bad day for
Ihe poor homesteader on the western
prairies when the United Slates senate
as commissioner of the general laud
office. He may have made some rulings
that are not consistent with some of tlio
ridings of his predecessors , but so far as
I can learn none but the land grabbers
and cattle kings are kicking , while Iho
actual settler who came from other states
to build uii a homo for himself and chil
dren is well pleased with all he has done
and is doing lo enforce the law and sou
that the laud is occupied by actual set
Having had some little experience in
the hind department of tlio government ,
the writer knows what he is talking about
when ho assorts that Commissioner
Sparks' rulings , or at least most of them ,
will bo fully indorsed by Iho mas-es as
limo progresses ; and with such officers to
manage the local ollioo at Oberlin as
1'nlly Scott and II. S. Patchnn , the honest
settler need have no fears when ho
moves upon ami occupies the land in
good faith. ,1. W. PUAUMAN.
Socialistic .law Workers and Wind
\Vnnteivi JloliI Meetings.
CmcAfio , Dec. : i7. Seventy-live or ono
hundred tepresont.itives of the socialistic ol-
omenl of Chicago held their usual Sunday
meeting to-day , and occupied an hour or so
in discussing "Needs of .Socialism. " Con
trary to the expectations of a good many
people in tlie city , yostculay's dynamite sen
sation was not touched upon. Vcre few in-
llammatory expressions vv ere indulged In.
Them was a largo attendance at a mas *
meeting of the Central Labor union hold to
day , at vvhieh a number of anarchists were
present. Ueorgo Schilling delivered quite a
lengthy address on the 'advantages of liie
eight hour system , and Paul ( Jrottkon , speak
ing on the same subject , took occasion to re
fer to anarchists as an injury to the eight
hour law through their ctticnio views on the
labor illicit Ion. The anarchists present
greeted Ihls remark with hisses , but woio al
lowed to remain , alter a discussion as to the
advisability of turning them out o ! the meet
ing. Among others the lollowing resolution
was adopted :
Itesolved , Thai this meeting condemns the
hypocritical and unfriendly position taken
by anarchists with regard to the eight hour
demand of the proletarians , and in con se
quence hindering tlie accomplishment of the
prolctaiians ,
No f rtlier light was thrown on the myste
rious attempt lo blow up Judge Trees' dwell
An Ootogii.iclun Murdered.
Koxnono , .Mass. , Dec. 29. .Mrs. JCIi/nbeth
Arrington , a widow , aged SO , was murdered
hero at a late hour on Friday nlglil or early
Salnnlay morning. .MrsArrington had for
nh > n time occupied : t cottage at the coiner
of Baker and Chestnut streets , whoie she
lived alone aud was In humblecircmnstanccs.
Her llloless bodv was found vestoiday morn
ing laying tnioii the kitchen floor. Tlio head
was coveted with blood , which had Hewed
Irom decii vvouuds on tno head and neck.
.Mrs Ainngton was a pleasant old lady , mid
was generally beloved bj the townspeople.
No motive for tlie crime is known , and no
clue to the murderer.
Mother nnd Italic Fatally Hnrneil.
Pirr&nrno , Dec. ! ! * . Mrs. Haibai-.i Jloycrs
and her 'J-year-ohl child died to-day from In
juries received last night b.v the explosion of
n lamp , which the little one , who
was playing about Iho room accldently upset.
Almost Instantly there was an explosion
which scattered the burning Iliihl over the
loom , the llames onvoloning the mother nnd
child. In her ( right .Mrs. Meyers Jumped
Irom a second story window , and besides
being terribly burned received Injinlos which
resulted In her dc.U 11 this morning , The
baby , who was burned almost to a eiisp , died
during the night , and both vvetu burial tub
til tci noon.
tK to I'rorout tlio Indians.
SAN FII.V Ncis-co , Doc. 'JT. Piusnant to In
structions Iroin thu secretary of war at Wash
ington , yesterday , in tiers were Issued to-day
to lioops A and K , Seioml cavalry , to pro
ceed to Arl/.omi. They aio being dispatched
topiotcct tlio Indians on .San Cirlos leservu-
tlon Irom a threatened attack b.v the whiten.
.Major Cordon will command the cavalrv.
Thu dale of their dc | < artiuo will not bo
li.xcd until iliMintches have been received
Irom ( ieneral Crook indicating a point In
Arizona for the lumps to take up position.
Assumed tlio Kolomii Vows.
ST. houis. Due. 47. At the convent of the
Saerod llouit today , tlm solemn ceremonies
attendant upon the admission of thirteen
young ladles lo that Institution were per
formed. Uf this number tlncu took Iho last
so emu vows hum which they can never be
ivlcasul. Four took tnu UjM vows and
six were admitted as novices. The cer
emonies wciu pcilonmui by Vicar ( iuuoral
Hrady of St. Louis. Among the young
ladies was Miss i'oly of Umaha.
Doped With I'oioimcd Whisky.
DAVTO.N , Ohio , Jee. : -John .V. Barker ,
of Ihe Soldiers' Jlomo , l.dcof the Third iovvn
artillery , vvu > found dead In a b.tloon In thu
western pail ot the cd > to-day. When ho
eunio to the cltv he had about 3\'M \ ) In his
possession , liut nfiy cents vv.is tound on
Ids person. Tlio neighborhood Is lull ol low
dives and It lit supposed Im was vat ruDbfd
nnd then duped with poisoned whisky.
After Twenty-Five Years.
SKP.VI.IA , Mo. , Ii.'c. 'Jr. James J , . Slg-
mend , brother of ono of the most prominent
citizens of thl.i county , vvaa brought to this
city last night by u detective , and turned
over to tlio sheriff of Iloukcastlo county , Ky. ,
to which place he will be taken to answer tor
a murder committed twenty-live years ago ,
The prisoner was ai rested HI his homo in
Ticniun , ( iriuidy county , wlioro ho bus re
sided lor tun year * .
A special inducement will bo given at
Klguttcr'a luammouth clothing house un
til IJceombur Wth.
A Defansa of the Supreme Oourt in Its
Decision in the Oase ,
An Important. Precedent of Iiaiv Kg-
tnltlMicd toCJovnrnin KnturoCrlin *
Inn ! Procedure In This State
Tlic Trial llcvlcwed.
Pi.ATTSstot-TH , Nob. , Dec. 20. [ To the
Kditor. ] The Nebraska City Press has
been asking foran expression of the press
of tlio state on the hanging of Bohanuon.
In a recent number of that paper Ihe cdi-
lor says : "In his first trial Hohannon
was acquitted of that degree of murder
of which death is the penalty. His soo-
end trial was , or Miould litivn been , to
determine the degree of his guill compre
hended in , lo scr , and certainly uotabovo
murder in the f-ccond degree. If he H
hanged on the loth of next month the act
will be ono contrary to the eonstilulion
of the United States and of the stale of
Nebraska , and will be nothing more nor
Io s tl-au murder under the doubtful sane-
lion of the supreme court , that availed
itself of Iho merest technicality in sus
taining the last verdict. "
If you will grant mo thu spnoo in your
paper , I shall try to answer what 1 think
an unjust and unwarrantable criticism
upon the action of the supreme court in
the somewhat celebrated oa. = o above re
ferred to. The supreme court , by its de
cision in that case , has established an im-
iiortant rule of jaw that shall govern
hereafter in the criminal practice of this
state. While that ruin makes it legal and
necessary for Hohaimnn lo yield up his
life on the gallows unlo-n , upon an inves
tigation of the matter , the supreme court
ot the United Slates shall decide it has
jurisdiction to determine the matter ( I do
not believe it will so hold ) , and reverses
thn supreme court of the Mate , ye I I be
lieve it to bo a good rule and supported
by reason and good legal precedents.
In answer lo the lifst proposition of the
Press , vix.i "His second trial was or
should have been to determine the degree
of bis gnill comprehended in lessor , and
certainly not above murder in Iho second
degree1 1 quole largely from the
opinion of our supreme court in this ease.
Judge Uec.se , speaking for Ihe court ,
says : "In the en.se of the State vs
Belioimer supra ( found 20 Ohio slate , 57' ' ) ,
Judge White in writing Ino opinion of
tliu court thus slates the question for
decision : 'Tho question for decision
therefore is whether the legal effect of
granting a now trial was to set aside the
whole verdict and leave the ca n for
retrial upon the same issues on which it
was lirst tried , or whether the rolrial was
properly limited by the. court to the de
gree of homicide of which the defendant
had been found guilty , ami to the inferior
degree of manslaughter. The question is
discussed at considerable ) length and with
n good degree of logic and reason , and it
\vus linully held that Iho defendant in the
prosecution could bo put upon a second
trial upon the whole ot the indictment ,
tlio same as though there had been no
previous trial and verdict. In Iho course
of Iho opinion , the learned judge makes
use of the following language : Hut the
effect of selling aside the verdict linding
the defendant guilty was to leave at issue
and undotonninud the fact of the homi
cide ; also the fact whether the defendant
committed il , if one was committed. The
legal presumption on his plea of
not guilty was innocence ; and tlie bur
den was on the stale to prove
every essential fact. The only oll'eot ,
therefore , that could bo given toVo much
of the verdict as acquitted the defendant
of murder in the lirst degree , after the
rest of it had been set aside , would bo to
regard il as qualities of an act while tlio
faet of the existence of I lie act was unde
termined. This would be a venliot to the
oH'ect that if tlie defendant committed the
homicide , ho did il.withoutdeliberate . and
premeditated malice. There can bo no
legal determination of the character of
the malice of ti defendant in respect to a
homicide which ho is not found to have
committed , or rather of which under his
plea , ho is iu law presumed to be inno
cent. '
"Upon the question of the entirely of
the verdict it is said : 'Hut upon mature
consideration wo tire of opinion than the
verdict is severabh ; only when thorn is a
conviction or acquittal on different
counts for separate and di.stiucl offense1) ,
or where there are several defendants ,
but that where there is but ono defendant
and in fact but one oU'enso , the verdict is
entire. ' The cause was taken lo the su
preme court upon the exceptions of the
state's attorney , and the decision could
in no way affect the riirhls of defendant
in tlio prosecution ; but the rule of law
was dialed by the court : ts follows :
Where-on trial for murder , the defend
ant is found guilty of a lower degree of
homicide than the highest degree oTiarged
in the indictment and on his mellon anew
now trial is granted , Iho efToot of grant-
ins a now trial is to .sot a.sido the whole
verdict and leave the case for retrial up
on the same issues as upon the lir.st trial. ' "
The deoision and rnlingof the .supremo
court of Ohio , rofeirod to in the above ,
are approved by our supreme court. Of
this opinion Koeso , J. , speaking for the.
court , says : "That it is jiint it seems to us
cannot bo questioned. That it l-i neces
sary for the protection of the Jaw-abiding
< . itiy.au is equally clear , and the fact Unit
many of the btates have incorporated n
provision to that oll'cct in their criminal
laws gives weight and force to the .state-
ment , " To what our supreme court 1ms
paid , I might add that the supreme court
of the state of Missouri had adopted tlio
rule contended for by counsel for Hohan-
nmi and by the editor of the Nebraska
City Press , and by numerous decisions
sustained it in cases rai-iing the question
raised in Holiannon's ease , The rule was
in force for many years and tlnilor > is.laluro
of that state failing to abolish it by any
legislative enactment , the nonnle ol that
state adopted a now constitution in 1S7 , ,
and abrogated the rule cst .blUhcd by Hie
supreme court of that state and which
our supreme court has been asked to es
tablish in this stale. In commenting
upon tlio mailer of the chan o in Ihe
fundamental Jaw of Missouri the Untied
States KUiromo ] court hits said , in the col-
obraled King case : "There is no quo-
lion of the right of the state of Mi ouri ,
cither by her fundamental law or by an
ordinary act of legislation , to abolish
this rule , and that it is a valid law as lo
all offenses ooiumiltod after its enact
ment. " The foregoing language of the
supreme court of the United Slates
fully unsworn , I think , the .statement
that "if Hohannon is Jiangdd the act will
bo contrary lo thu constitution of United
States anil the. state of Nebraska. " Tim
highest legal tribunal in Iho land hi ; < said
tlmt the people of the stutuof Mi < ouri hud
the right to abolish the ruin contended
by Uuhannoii's oomueland the Nebraska
Ptvss , by an ordinary act of the legisla
ture. I tit ihu legislature could not have
passed any laws , or established any rules
of prac'tk'o in criminal oases , In conflict
with the "bill of rights. " Jl scorns to mo ,
Ihorcforo. llmtit must bo conceded that
the decision of one supreme court is not
in eouHid with that part of the constitu
tion of thij fatato which siija : "No per
son shall be twice put in jeopardy for the
tiuinu ollonso. "
ThoPreai further says that if Bohannon
is lian < rcd , il will bo nothing more nor
Joss than murder under thu doubtful
sanction of the supreme court , tlmt
availed itself of the merest , technicalities
in sustaining the last verdict. This is nil
uiijnn nthick upon the action of the supreme
premecourt. . Only three errors \vero
complained of and relit d on for a reversal -
sal of the case by Uohannon , through his
attorneys , iu his pctitiou in error , and
they were ns follows : First , that tluT
former conviction of murder in the pec-
end degree was an acquittal of murder
in the lirst degree and n bar to a convic
tion of murder in Iho first degree at any
subsequent trial ! Second , that the court
erred in nvcrriilinirdcfoiidaiit's challenge
to ono of the jurors called into the jury
bo\ , but ho did sit in the trial ot the case.
Third , misconduct of the assistant pros-
eputor iu his speech to the jury in refer
ring lo the Cincinnati riots- .
' 1 ho lirst of the < o alleged errors 1 have
already noticed jit too great length. No
complaint is made as to the ruling of the
supreme court upon the other two. It
was nol contended that the evidence , at
the last trial , did not warrant a convic
tion of mun''r ' in the lirst degree , mid the
prisoner's c jimsol virtually admit that it
was sulltoiont lo support the verdict ren
dered , as they did not press that question
in their argument on their motion for anew
now trial nor before the supreme court.
The holding of our supreme court upon
the question of lirmcr jeopardy is well
supported by the dooisimn of the supreme
courts of tlio states of Ohio , California ,
Kansas. Indiana imd Kentucky. In view
of tin * faol and everything else connected
with the case , 1 can not tell what "tho
merest technicality11 is , referred to by the
Nebraska Cily Press. I assisted in pre
senting this easi ) to the sunrenio court ,
and believe the decision to no a just one.
Hut if it is unwarranted it should not bo
upheld. Until better reasons tire offered
than 1 have yet hoard or road , 1 shall en
dorse the decision of our supreme court.
J. B. Sritouu.
now i in "GOT
Ch\s. ; II. lloyt , the Knmiy Dramatist ,
ntid How lie Won I-'nmi * .
Mr.Cluis.II. Iloyl arrived last night
with the company representing his latest
creation , " A Tin Soldier , " billed for to
night and to-morrow evening at the op
era house. Mr. lloyt is traveling as mali
nger of this one of his several successes ,
and thus has opportunity lo study pop
ular sentiment in the greeting of his
work over a wide range of territory and
among various peoples , as it were.
The methods of successful workmen is
always an interesting theme. It is a sort
of aggravating pleasure to road how
easily great achievements have been
compassed and the prize of success
plucked from before our very noses ,
whore our purblind senses had failed to
recognize it. It would , however , by
cheating Mr. Iloyl of a largo measure of
the credit due him to call his success tlie
fruit of a lucky thought , although ho
modestly says on that point , " 1 have been
very fortunate. " So ho has , but ho
coined his fortune largely in .the mint of
his own genius , and his attainments are
wholly of his individual earning.
Those who have studied the construc
tion of one of Mr. lloyt's comedy farces
have appreciated thu fact that the stage
work and by play have taxed the ro-
somces of tlio author as much as the lit
erary portion. It must seem u mystery to
the uninitiated how the dramatist wont
about bringing in the buffoonery ; how at
the reading of certain lines , for instance ,
a character is made to rush in and ex
plode n torpedo on the bald cranium of
another , or how simultaneously with one
antic Ihe whole cast cut a grand collec
tive caper which brings down tlio house.
Mr. lloyt's plays are full of this funny
business and although it would seem a
greater part ot .it Would bo discovered
and .suggested in the rehearsals , he says
such is not the ease ; lie works in nil of
it in tlie seclusion of his htudio , inter-
joetini : it between tlio Hushes of
wit and satire which constitute
his lines. . Ho studies Iho
situation and by sonio intuitive gift , per
haps , fores'ees its happy effect at eaoh
point. Indeed so seldom does he miscalcu
late that ho holds tiie actor.s strictly to his
directions , permuting no digressions and
allowing very litlle "originality. " Once
in awhile a really good thing is suggested
and ho accepts it. Daniels , the "Old
Sport1' in A Hag Haby , originated tlio
catch lines , "You and mo had belter have
an understanding. I guess you'll have
to get another boy. " However aelors in
working in their own inspirations
frequently blunt the humor the.y seek to
sharpen , and Mr. lloyt believes in hold
ing closely in chock.
The titles of his plays are no less
unique ! than tlio creations themselves ,
and much speculation is excited by their
oddity and hick of application. "A
Hunch of Keys" was arbitrarily selected
to cover tlie great hotel farce , which was
Mr. lloyt's lirst fancy. Ho caught the
idea of this play from a little
hotel which came under his ob
servation in ti Vermont town.
Mr. lloyt strangely enough claims that
ho is incompetent to conceive a plot.
This statement is largely to be doubled ,
as : i mind of sucn unquestionable genius'
is rarely short of concept ivo qualities ,
and Mr. lloyt will find himself someday
belter endowed than ho thinks. It lias so
far occurred , however , that ho Inn
adopted the plots from previously existing
nlays. Thu"KagBauy" is "Young Mrs.
Winthrop , " and the "Tin Soldier" is the
"Silver King. "
Mr. lloyt Is yet a young man and is
to-day celebrated at twenty-six. Ho was
formerly a journalist , being connected
for some jours with the Boston Post. On
Unit ] ) iier ] ) ho ground out tlio daily grist
of fun in the All Sorts column until he
discovered his real calling and knocked
oil'paragraphing for play writing.
Destructive Fires.
Nuwiiunvpoirr , Mass. , Dec. 20. Karly this
mornim ; lire broke out in Hoardman's p'oco-
ry In Adams block and extended to the Ma
sonic block , Equitable buildings , Tennoy's
shoe factory and tlio private residence of G.
, ) . Klnnoy , all of which were destroyed , caus
ing a lo s of bOX ( ) ) , partially Insured , Thir
teen business places were limned out and IM
hands tlnown out of woik , Kucliics were
sent from Newburyport and llavorhlll. Jo-
hejih lllsley and ( ieorf-'o A. Ch.aso were both
Instantly billed by tailing walls , and .six olii-
oisvveri ) Injured.
t'oi.i.iNsvn.i.i : , Ma. , Dec. 20. A lire do-
struyed olKht Simon , a hinjo quantity ol cot
ton and tlio depot 01 tlio Alabama it Great
hionthcrii railroad to-day. Loss heavy , but
not estimated ,
Dc.troiL't Clmruli llow.l
rr , Doc , : > ! . The serious outbreak
K the Polish ] Satbhoner.sof ! St. Albeita's
Catholic church , w Icli occurred yoaterday
mornliiK In luml > ( ' tlio house of Basil Loin-
hie , In which It is , climated 0001vioen -
( ; agcd , In whloh ono man was Mint and killed
by the polieo , It was Jc'nrrd would be renewed
this niornlm ; . A lar e ciovul as-embh-il
nbimt St. Alberta's chinch , bill dispersed
w ithuilt diJHh'aiij1duni're. ) :
Why lie lOo.loycil ocean Travel.
Chicago Herald : "Have 1 over been to
Vurrnpv" oxclniniod'tho middle aged and
bald headed passenger ; 'Vhonhl say I
had. Hall'a do/.en times. Like it ?
Uiithor. 'Titin't < > n much Yurrnp I euro
for as the ocean voy.igo.s How I do love
those' ocean trips , though" '
"Don't you get sea-sicky"
"Sea-Hokv I .should hay I did. Why ,
1 jn = t llo in my berth live days out of tliu
oighl aud hope the infernal s.hip uill sink
in ten mile ? of water. There nconm to bo
a whole { slaughter huu. > u inside of mo. I
feel like u sicK egg. Hut I enjoy il all the
bumc , you bet. "
"Enjoy a voyage under such circnm-
htanocsy How do vou make that out. "
' Well , you fcoe , * my wife ohoV nlwtijd
along with mo. She gets siiok , too -
hioker'n 1 du. In fact , she gts M > sick
that she can't talk till ntVr we've
anchored on the otlu r .side , and it I wore
to try for n wool : I couldn't t ( 11ou whu !
bio-- ; ! ' 1 dii/s ( > f relief they are to me '
oinnv vrTfinn
An Interesting Interview with n Trader
from Pine Ridge Reservation ,
15od Cloud nnd the ARCH ! Indian
Photographs Spotted Tail's Mur
der Sioux Name "tc.
Mr. George E. Bartlelt. n Irndor on the
Pine Hidgo reservation , was in Iho oily
yesterday on his way enst for business
purposes. IIo called OH his old friend
Mr. Emory , of the Omahn doteolivo ns.so-
elation , ami there n UKK reporter had the
] ) lcasurc of nn hour's chat with him. Mr.
IJnrtlctl is yet a young man , but Ids life
from early youth hns boon spent among
the Sioux , nnd ho is ns well acquainted
with their customs , language and history
as n member of the tribe. Mr. Bartlcll is
nol prejudiced by any interests , to distort
facts , nnd us ho is nn intelligent and ob
serving man , he affords moro facts of in
terest aud importance relative to the na
tional wards of the Pine Hidgo and Hose-
bud agencies than nnv one. recently inter
viewed from those frontier districts.
"The Fremont , Elkhorn < & Missouri
Vnlloy railway extension , " said ho in
reply to a quest ion upon that point , "has
proven to the agency Iho most beneficial
.stop yet taken iu thfU region. The line
at Gordon is only twenty-six miles south
of the ngeney , mid freighting from that
point is nol the tremendous job that
hauling supplies over hundreds of miles
of plains formerly was. It is an inler-
osluig fact , perhaps not generally known ,
that Indians are paid a liberal toll for
freighting their ovyn rations into Iho
reservation. There are now 8,000 Sioux
and about ! ,000 Pawnees on the Pine
Hidge. and they are all revelling to fat
ness in the liberal government bounty.
The cash annuities are large , and tlio
clothing , rations , blankets and house
hold goods are snllioicnt for their coin-
tort. Game abounds on tlie reservation ,
nnd every month two hundred and tifty
cattle of butcher stock are driven In.
Those the Indians kill and eat , selling ( ho
hides for Jfil.OO n piece to the traders.
The Indians do not live in one great , body
about Hie agency as many suppose , but
nro scattered over Iho reservation in
camps nnd small communities , live ,
ton. twenty and even fifty miles from the
ngencv. Each of these small towns , as
you may choose to call them , sot up some
male member whom they cull chief , but
his sway is a mockery ol tlie dominion of
the warrior kings who in aborignal times
spread the glory and terror of the Sioux
nation from the great rivers to the
mountains. "
mu : CLOUD AND jt'oiLUcunnv.
"JIow about Hod Cloud and his claim lethe
the chieftaincy , and on that point toll mo
something about his trouble with Dr.
MoGillicuddy , " asked the reporter.
"Hod Cloud is a weak-minded old
scamp , ami his assumption of leadership
isdiscounleiianced by the largo body of
the Sioux. IIo has the following ot a few
Indians and a number of 'squaw men. '
These last are whites who settle among
the Indians and marry squaws. They are
all almost without exception shiftless ,
worthless knaves , although I know one
or two old fellows who frequently come
into my .store who arc harmless , good
iiatured men. But the 'squaw men' as
a class are a troublesome lot , and it is
they who have incited old Hod Cloud lo
many of his 'kicks' against the agent.
McGillicuddy 1ms a biul opinion of the
'squaw men' and has given them fre
quent occasions to understand his senti
ments. They therefore do nol love him ,
and have found in lied Cloud a pliant
tool for annoying the doctor. That is
the truth of the whole matter. The Indians
and all the traders like McGillicuddy , and
believe him lo be earnestly and singly
devoted to interests of the Indians and
tlie promotion of Iho pence , prosperity
and growing civilization which he has
established since entering Ins olliee. "
A MtruiiKU ricroiiiAi.LY tiicoDKTii : : ) .
Mr. Bartlelt had with him a number of
photographs of scenes about the reserva
tion as well as the likenesses of all the
distinguished Sioux of both Pine Hidgo
and Rosebud agencies , A glance through
the album with explanatory remarks , on
each portrait by Mr. Barllelt is full of in
terest. The photos were taken by tin
itinerant artist who worked to his mone
tary profit uion tlie vanity of the Indians ,
but the work is very good , for all that.
"This is Spotted 'J'ad , the great chief of
all the Sioux nation , who was murdered
about live years ago , " and Mr. Bartlett
pointed to a card photograph of a majes
tic Indian seated as on it throne , clad in
till the glory of feathered head dress ,
braided hair and beaded buckskin robes
through tlm folds of which protruded an
arsenal of pistol bulls , knife hilts , hatchet
helves and other weapons of Indian war-
"And this is Crow I Jog , the murderer
of Spotted Tail , " continued Mr. Bartlelt
as ho turned to a cabinet picture. The
subject was a man in civilian's attire ,
but with features of the strongest redskin
skin cast. Ho stood in the paraded atli-
titude which is common to pnotlogrnphic
subjects under nn artist of pour taste.
Ono hand rested his weight upon a table ,
his loft leg was thrown across his right
and was poised conventionally on the
point of its boot , while his disengaged
hand rested on his hip and grasped a
broad felt hat. The expression was as
severely blank as the countenance can
assume staring into space before a
camera. The long hair which fell loose
ly over his shoulders crowned the whole
and gave poor Crow Dog moro thu ap
pearance of an Indian quack of the east
ern village kind who was suffering from
adosool his1 own medicine rather than
the rod handed murderer that ho is.
"What were the circumstances of the
killing all'air , nnd how did Crow Dog hap
pen to escape the vengeance of tin law
and the wrath of Spotted Tail's followers
and relatives ? "
"The murder was Iho elinvix of a feud
of longstanding between the two men ,
but as no ono except the principals wit
nessed the all'air little is known of the
circumstances. Tlm two men mot in the
road near tlm Hosobud agency ono day.
Pistol shots nltrnelod men in the ollioo of
Ihe agency , nnd on running out they
iouiid the "real ehiof lying dead in the
dust , the blood pouring Irom n half do/.en
bullet wounds while Crow Dog stood
calmly by reloading his empty revolver.
Crow'Dog was arrested , but some legal
hitch secured his acquittal , and he still
lives among his people. Oneu in a while
young Spotted Tail miike.i talk of ven
geance , but ho will novur do anything ,
Jloro is Ids picture. "
The "non of the old man" is a young
buck ubuiit twenty years old , mid
had his picture taken iu nil
thu glory of : i jeans coat _
braided hair , laood-frontwoollen [ shirt
and a highly ornamental neckerchief.
Ho looks ( lull , and is said to bo , bulh iu
point of Intelligence and prowcs * , a most
' 'dogi'iieratu son of u noble s-lro. " Spotted
Tail was a really great man , a sachem
and warrior among his people , and n
eloyor diplomat in Ins relations with the
whites. He , like Iho old Napoleon , had
uspiivd to found a dynasty in his Iribu ,
but nature cheated Ids hopes with un
worthy progeny , and his family hnsfallcn
back to the raiik and lilo.
Searcs-tlie-Kiiimiy had lukuta rplendid
piuturo , and presented thu linoot speci
men ot rod-skin munhood yut seen iu thu
album. This buck i.s n young mail of
wonderfully line physique imd intelligent
well formed features. Aln , his record i.s
tarnished by ono piece of malfeasance.
One day , after the death of n member of
his family , h- was ohc.ving the cuslomsof
his pronh by walling iruin tie ! summit of
n small butte , whnn a man came along
driving n load of liar. In the ngony of
his gnof Senres-lho-Knoiuy took a reckless -
loss shot nt ( Ids individual and hit him in
the fleshy portion of the hip. lor this
outrage he served n few nmith < * penal
imprisonment. Since that time ho luis
boon very well behaved.
Stands First graced n oard in his native
cos-tunic. This gentleman is note worthy
from the fact that he hii-s HO compromised
his crodil that he can't got "tick.11 He is
a confidence mnn nnd works all new ar
rivals , white or rod , with sotno racket
lint is always damaging lo Iho pockets
of his subject.
A card picture of n stately nnd demure
looking redskin in regimentals , silling by
the side of a kindly faced squavy. aroused
the reporter's interest. "ThU is Captain
( icorgo Sword , as his original nninp of
lle-Who-Hoars-llio-Sworil has boon civil-
ized. He is the captain of Iho fifty
Indian police at Pine Hidgo. and Is Iho
most reliable redskin I over mot. IIo is
honest and pious , and at the same time
valorous and dnrmir. Ho regularly at
tends Sabbath services at the Kpisoopal
mission which has recently boon opened
there , and discharges the duties of his
olliee with nn intelligence nnd discrimin
ation that has won for him the perfect
confidence of nil on the agoncv. "
Mr. Barlletl had numerous other pho-
graph * , but thu most interesting of Ilium
have been cilod.
"How do Indians receive snob singular
and significant mimes ? " was asked. _
"The ceremony of christening is not
very elaborate nor the influences of name
selection always the same. DilVoring sig
nally from their white brothers , they do
not worry for months beforehand lor a
suitable name for the 'little nngol. ' It
frequently happens that a pappooso is
far advanced In joutli before the matter
of his name is thought of , nnd then for
some performance or exploit or suggest
ive event ho may bo named : it onco. For
instance , the great nnd bravo Sinnx ,
Young - Alan-Afraid-of His-Horses , was
dubbed that forsliying.whcna childfrom
some fiery cuyiiso his stern father was
forcing him to mount. Again it occurs
that a child is christened on the moment of
its .birth from somu co-incident oiroum-
stttneo. Kor example , til the nativity of
Voods his
Bear-Huuning-Through-Ihe ,
father may have glancedlout of the wig
wam door and scon n griK/.ly scampering
through adjacent timber , n sight inspir
ing a tillo tor his heir. Hain-iii-tlie-Kaoe ,
Iho Sioux who is said to have killed Cus-
tor in that terrible light on the Litllo Big
Horn , was born in bad weather , and n
gust of wind blowing in a spray of rain
wet the face of the new born infant , n
most apt suggestion for his name. Ono
remarkable feature of Indian nomencla
ture is tlmt the selections are frequently
unchaste and at times shockingly inde
cent. Although they have instincts of
modesty , sueTi as discountenance ex
posure of person or lewdness of any
character , there is no such thing as vul
garity in tliu speech of Iho Indian. All
tnemes are open to mention in the pres
ence of both men and women alike
and mailers on which we would feel Iho
utmost delicaev are freely discussed be
tween them. The propriety of this is in
sured by the innocence in which custom
allows it. The Indian knows nothing of
the salacious , filthy converse largely
common lo his moro enlightened while
brother. Ho cannot appreciate the
vicious pleasure excited by a vulgar yarn ,
for to him the subject is matter-of-tacl
and not under tint ban of indecency.
However , you would have to laugh amid
your blushes if a list of some of those
household titles wore road oil' to you.
Their mcntionablc names are peculiar
enough. There is Wulks-Undor-thc
Ground , Kills-the-Knemy-Alono , Nol-
Alraid-of-Pnwnoo Poor-Hear llunts-IIis-
- - , - , - -
llorsus , Covolo-IJowls-to-tho-iMoon , Hull-
With-One-llorn Kats-litiw-Meat Huilds-
- - , - - , -
. . Don't-Liko-lIis-
Hi.s-IIonse.-by-the-Uivor , - - -
Climbs-Cotton wood-Treea ml countless
Pipe , - - ,
less other such long drawn out names.
Their length is accounted for by Ihe pecu
liar conslruelion of the language. Host
assured tliu names are not so long in tlio
Sioux tongue. It frequent y occurs that
ono short word expresses all there is in
the translation. Thus , if a chief on n trail
wishes to leave orders behind him for a
following detachment , he can write i on
a piece of bark inado fast to a polewhich
he plants on the trail. In so doing he
may leave but one word , and yet those
few letters can convoy an order to 'follow
the picked trail to tins third butte and
turn to the south two hour's ride , where I
will join you. ' That is the reason that
the Indians frequently have such long
names when translated. Wore they so
unwieldy in their own .speech they would
not bo made use of any moro than
among us. "
Itcnll/.ation of tlicj Dying Hcipiest of
tlio 1 jii Ic Senator Sharon.
SAX I'ltANCisco , Dec. 27. United Stales
Ciieuil , .hid no Sawyer Saturday moinin
rendcied n decision in laver of the iilalnlitf
In thesnlt of Sharon vs Hill , brought to de
clare void the alleired marriage contract. Tlie
action was brought by Senator Sharon
against Sarah Althca Hill to declare null and
void the contract upon "hich Superior .Jiid e
Sullivan nulled the dotcndaiit a divoice
from tlie plaint ilf a year , t o. The decision ,
alter stating the evidence In the case , covers
T.n pa os of lo al e.ip written with a typo
wiiter. The decision says the principal ques
tion Is whether the allowed declaration ot'mar-
rwjjo is itenuine or forced. .Much space is
devoted to an analysis of Hie testimony of
ehirosr.iplile experts from which thecoui I de
cides that the testimony Is largely in favor of
the plaintilf , and proves , tar as such evidence
can , that the signature to Ihe document is
tolled. It also holds fiom the same tost- !
moiiy that thu wuid "wlfo" Iu Iho ' 'my dear
wife letters are tracings substituted lor
other winds. Thu opinion concludes by stat
ing that the alleged mari-iaire contract is a
forgery and the decree is mill and void , The
main opinion Is by .JmUo Doady of thu
United St.ites district eouit of Ouwon , anil
contains -UDO ! words , Judge Sawyer liled
the concurring opinion.
A Itloody C'lirlHtmitf ) HOY.
Oiur.uio , Dee. ST. Thomas Kinjf , IlvliiK
on Cologne street , In n quarrel Christmas
nlKhl , murdered Ids wife by healing out her
braiiH will ) u chair , Do was ai'J'oslod bv tim
police in thu aittTiiooii. Kin : , ' icmaliied in
the house until morning , when ho informed
a sister of thomuidercd woman what he had
done , anil then disanpcarcd. Khuvvasn
chionie di inker , ami ids wife id o was
lrciiionty ( ! Inluxlcalcd. .She leaves no
' ; KlttNon'rt DriinUen I'Yunlf ' ,
NHW YOIIK , Dec. " . The biii'iviiiu court
to-day denied the motion of JIiu JIary
Kiltson , otherwise .Minnie Clark , for alln.o.iy
and counsel tecs in ( lie suit brought by her
lor separation Irom D. I. . KittMin , lo whom
Kho claims tihu was m.iiTicd in April hist.
Kittsou alleges that he has no knowledge id
tlm mairiauo , and that It must have taken
place when ho was diimk.
A Hear Kiul Collision ,
I'jTTsnt'iKi. Doc. ! i ) . This ninrnliiK the
third division of trekhl No. r , , P.tiihamllo
ralhoad , ran into Hie rearof the second sec
tion nc.ir Philadelphia ( 'ross Ko.ul , ' ( ) miles
north of this city , wrccKim : bulb triaus and
slightly in.jurin , , ' two men , Immeilhitciy
after tiiocollifiou the wreck took nro and 1. '
cars ol cole : and merchandise were dt > lio\uil ,
Tim IOM will probably reach siio.ojy. The
cause of the accident is not known.
KK-alln ; ; iThiku Pall.
( ' ' uvKi.A.vn , Dec. U7. Lnst we1 ! ; Ihe Ca
sino roller rink , ono of the fanciest institu
tions ot tin : kind in tlio city wont inio b.iid- :
ruptcy , andyuaUilay thu l.i'nmd : link , on
Kuelid avenue. , a SlT.OW Btludtuv , Jolloviud
This morning at 11'1 : ! o'clock a team of
hoiaT.s attached to a dirl wa on without a
binlj wont Hying down Jou < ! lu street ,
having loft tholr driver bcinud them.1
They vvoro fauglitnt Twelfth , where one
of them tell and aluppi'd thuir ilyin
Another Addition to the Mysterious Trag
dies of Austin , Texas.
An Klulit-Vonr-Oltl Hey Devoured l )
llo s The Mysterious Dentil oCtlio
youth's I'nther-\Vllta nnd
Mother Ihulcr Arrest.
Ar iTix , Tov. , Dee , er.No clue 1ms yet
been unearthed to the mysterious tragedies
( if Christmas i-vo. .Mrs. Phillips , one of the
victims , was bin led yesterday. Mrs. Hancock
Is unconscious nnd Is slowly dying. James
I'liillii- nlso dyinc. Ills wounds are worse
tluui nt tlrst supposed.
Tlu community was ntrnln horrified yester
day by tliedis-covcry of n scries nlci lines even
moro Inhuman than thu others. Tlio remains -
mains of Claude Kame.i , a lllllo S-yonr-ohl
\vhllo child , were loimd In a liarn-yard of lit *
mother's premise * , In the village of Chirks-
vllle , a few mile * wosf of Austin. Swine
worn devouring tlie body and when discover-
t'd thov had I'uteii all the llcsli friini the bone *
but llio features were UTopnl/ed. Last
August Iluch Kame-i , the lather. IUJB-
tcriously died ami the enioner's jurj declined
that ho had been poisoned hv unknown
hands. About the time of his death Charles
louitnoy beeamoa Imaider In Urn lainllv ,
which comprised .Mis. I'.ainos iitid two chil
dren , Dollle. a ed 11 , and Claude. The mi-
natural moiher tried to give the rhlldren
away , pleading puverlv. A eoi pic of weeks
ago she told her iioiulilmi-.s sin- had given
Dollie to a select teacher down 11m liver.
Monday night .Mrs. Names visited a nclghhor-
borliitf family and aked the pilvliego of
spending the night. Him sdd she had given
Claude away to n tamily In Immpassiis and
that Coiirlnov beine absent slit ) was afraid to
sloop In the hou.se alone. The nest morning
the woman departed tor Austin.
Courttio ) returned yo.stord.iy , found the
house ( libelled and di-covored the body of
Claude , which had boon bulled a foot deep
ami umoolod by hogs. Inloiis1 ; o\eitemenl
prevailed when ( ho. news of the murder
leaebod Austin. Couitney ivns ni rested on
suspicion. JSciirdt Is being made for ] ) ullli ) ,
who It is coitnin has been mnrdoicd. No
out- saw her leave the village , The husband's
death Is also attributed to the llondish wlfo.
The police to-night traced the woman to San
Antonio and aio looking lor her.
Tim chief of police leeelved n telegram
from San Anionla last night , stating .MM.
Kamos , who.se little son \\iis found dead in
the back yard of her pieiuisos- , had been ar
rested in .San Antonio and would bo brought
here to-day. The cltv council and citizens'
committee on safety both held a prolonged
session lastnight with eloped doors , consid
ering means lor iineaithlng the porpetratots
of the series of ci lines that hormtcd the city
ami preventing the .summary execution of
Hie criminals when apprehended. It Is be
lieved that Hie committee on safety has ills ,
covered an important cine. Several thousand
dollais have boon .subscribed in this city to
aid in feiretlng out the assassins.
A Dynninltc llonili Placed on Judge
Ijanibcrt. Tree's Doorstop.
CuiCAdo , Iee. 'J7. The pullco discovered
yesterday attornoon what Is thought to have
been an attempt lo wicek Ihe residence of
Lambert Tree , of this city , who Is now
United .States minister at limssels. The
building is olio of the most expensive In
Chicago , and has been unoccupied since Mr. '
Tree's departing tor ICinopo. A dynamite
bomb was iKscovcicd under the fiont door
way anil a fiiio was attaMioil. The polieo
were informed and look the explosive away. !
It was set oil'on the lake Irout hv them '
when the toirinc I'oieo of the explosive wa.s
disclosed. The noi.so wa.s beard many blocks
and tin/en gioinnl lo thu depth of .six luet.
was torn up. Theio is no clew to tlio peipu- '
trators or tnelr intentions. (
Up to 11 o'clock last night the police wore t
unable to Inrnisli any clue as to who are the I
perpetrators of Ihe deed. Though there has '
been no socialistic demonstration lor .several i
months ot any ; ucount , it is pretl } gcnoially
similised Unit some socialist attempted the '
demolition of .IiuUc Tree's mansion "for the
good ol the cause. " Tlieie are no evidences
to make tins theurv hoem probable , but in tlio
absence of any other it continues to hold.
The police are still investigating the affair.
NO AIVIOlTMCii)131) ; .
Gov. .Sloncniiin'H Caustic Common ! on
t ho Chinese Question.
SACUAMIINTO , Cal. , Dee.7. ! . Ct ! > v. Stone-
man yesterday received a dispatcli from
Secretary Dayaid troiu Washington , in which
the wiiter stales that his attention has been
called by the Chinese minister to movement *
in dliferenteitics in this .state for thu expul
sion of Chinese. The minister suggc.sls that
it is preferable to prevent violence than to
repress It alter it may have arisen. In reply
to Secretary liaynrii liovernor Stone-
man telegraphed : "There has not
been a .single net of violence !
toward ( lie Chinese of Ibis state , nor do 1
anticipate any I rouble which cannel bo con
trolled by ( lie local authorities. There Is a
deep-seated and unanimous tooling on thu
cuait ngiilnslliiitlicrlmiiilgrntifin of Chlne.so.
Thousands of good clli/.cns are unable to ob
tain a livelihood owing lo their inescnee. "
In conclusion ho sa\s : "Iti'loiring to tlio
suggestions of ( he Chinese minister to your
self as to the proper method of picscivlni ;
good in dor in this state , I may say wo are
capable ot perioimlng that duly without
giatuitoiis suggestions irom that quarter. "
Tlio Cnrly-lli'iiilitd ( Tint Manipulator
Wins tli Dool-lvo diiiut.
Cmo-Afio , Disc. 'J7. Schaefer mid Hloa-
son played the linal game In the ball ; line bil
liard tournament last night in the presence
of about ! ! 00 spectators. With thu help of
good plav and two or thioo magnificent runs
Scliaofor won the game and earned the title
of champion of the world ,
In the twenty-third inning Kehaofor , by
marvelous mil-rung mid position play , made
b7 mid then lost the rail byamiscuo , llo
KOUII pit It back , however , and went a ongal
a boaullful gait until ho stopped at ITuon a
loiu bank shot , which lie hud to play In get
the balls out ol balk. The t > cuiu then stood :
Sehiicler-m , Klosion * U.
Hcliattfor got ko > cd up again In his twonly-
lilth liiiniij ; , and did not run down until he
icolcd oil'uli P n l-oniciuii of 110 , whloh ended
with being kiK.M'd out. In the "Tlh Slossnn
made 71 , and the score was , fjehaclvr O-VJ ,
iSlnsson fifi. Nothing diuinl"d , JSchael'er
tonk uii Iho business , and with what was
lirolmbfv Ihe HUH ! Mipcib billiard exhibition
over i.oen iinditr liku uiicum-danocs , run out
tliegame with US
.Sehaoler's total , f > 3 ; a venire , B t'jS ; high
est run , ins. iSsson's | ) total , tt.1 : average ,
ll'10-aj ' ; highest nm , 7 .
HAJIII/IOK , Out. , Dee. 27. It Is reported
Hint a general ulu lion In thu Dominion has
been decided on. .Sir John .MaoDonahl fears ,
It i' . ropoilod , to meet the Itouso , owing to thu
M-ntimont ol thu Kiencli in thu Kiel case and
the knowledge that when parliament moots
ugly levolations of coruiplion and misgov-
eminent v > ill be laid hate by Inn commltleo
to ho asl.cd lor. The convention of .Sir
John's stipjioitois to aiT.ingo a platlorm in on
which to go to HID country uill Ini he.d Tnr.-j.
day next , and ill isdliitiniiill be diidared as
Hion as Sir John n-iurns Irom tliu other side
In January , Much excitement prevails In
the jno\ince.s.
A KritiHh Hurk on this lloulci.
Vifi-oniA , H. 0 , Dec. 'it.- Dmlnthu
prevalence of a thirl ; fug the Itiillsh bail. Ar
abella , linnber-l.idon for Australia , went
aslioro 1'ild.iy night on tint rocks oil Trail
IMand. a t'ow mllosfiom this jmrl. In otl'ottn
to t'c.l her elf Ihe IIII'llni was UM ! > f-linnd.d.
lluih vi sKt'lt ! remain hard and last , 'jlu.uni i's
have gene to their assistano1. Their posi
tlon Is ] > eiilons If a suuilicust vvlnil spiing-
up , as a heavy Hinf broals : on the * ldo vvhoni
the v Mls ! lie. The I'ilot i owned by It.
lltnihimilr it .Sons , ol Yk'toila , anil U valued
A 'J'oi'i'illlu Gall ) .
V , Dec. 'ju. A teiiluo
gule lias prnvaili'd heio slm e vc-torday noon ,
and to-iliij U.f-uiiid is bl > . \\i > - . ; binder tlian
ever. The lij > | iui end ol I In , ivs ib i.-U ' . of
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