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LINCOLN NEB., TUUKSDAY JAN. 21, 1892.
Tvir-tB Farms sa' A lli axcz. -
: n TRANSITION.- '
SutsmerUttrc wits tastling- frac.
And clover all crimson with bloom;
When cobweb cattles.of silvery strands
(Aro wove 1b fair loam.
The oaerrjr-itree' brancaes bend f-racefully
"t "- down '', ' 1 ' w-' " '
W-atbaweHrht of ruby balls; ' -'
i Hkldea frm slfBt oa a willow (pray
i A brown thrnah sweetly call.. . '
The quern of the cardea 11' ti her dainty head
;The UI"l sweet breath fllli the air.
Aod wisteria droop from Tine elad eaves .
In a leaf j tangle wondrously fair,
- ,:. In a fleecy binafwn the heavens eja dressed,
f ' " With sp-nf lea of dazsllns Uffht;
And noon day atari that are taking a rest
1 - emile down on the earth so bright.
Summer Ucoingl and on the walk.
Along the streamlet's edge
I wander f er a farewell talk
With the bracken on the ledge.
The sumach's plumes weia waring still,
' The rushes were ranklr growing;
The wavelets ret sanjr in tha rippling rill. '
It seems to me but a day or two
Blnoe last I wandered here,
' Bqaming the forests through and trough
' In the springtime ft the year.
. Today t leaves go floating by, ,
' Each on an amber flake 1
- Like fluiurlng wings, from tree-tops high
Their wavering oourae thes. take.
' With brilliant oolleri, tatlly mixed,
it 0otQl)er;her,.banner weaves;
J Showers' of gold woven betwixt
.Vr. Threads of grass and nut Drown leaves.
, But ah I 'tis a beauty too bright to stay,
Us birth but heralds its deth
While we admire, 'tis passing away
6a each fioat laden breath
Of aatumn time, and the' we still hear
Thejry mthm of water flooring, .
Each wail of wind from far or near
Is whispering,-" Summer Is going."
, 8umidcri gone, the nights grow chill,
OT MvAAn tnrliA Inirtii aide: "' -'.''
' A moan com forth from the treoa the hill
I As their leaves sweep by on tne tiae, .,--.
:. - - ' 1
. The tall wlllowrstretch 'mid stcrm cloud
dark ' " ' '
; . ' m.Kl.silatanlnv hrflnnkAl lhn7A.
. lu-jii e nuiuui un. -
Wooing summer again witn a saa waning oog
For they miss ar oarease ana love.
Though she's gone waving- willows a lover
will ooine '
A nd wreathe evervtwlsr and limb
' With ihlnrtneilog whlte.and a pearl spsngled
. crown , ..!"-. .r ' i
' For your head with diamonds will trim.
He will win you away from your summer
: yrith baubles that vanisn in air; ;. ' . .
He will elasp you about with his orystal
And wit.li f patharv flnirers fair: ' '
But with ahudder and sob, ana snivemig
moan, ' " :v-' "
, To will die In Btt Jbr&'iw v-; '4..
- Ahl a blue bird' note tn the maple, gleam
"of ilght bm ta.Hmitsy VTna. Tim sua
bursts forth amid the patter of rain, and
with Wi.nniin'i art nlaces tbe irridescent
aroh above nr. Bee I tbe willow throws off
ihaviiftArina-tiarawhiohhaa so long bowoa
her down, and, freed from the icy fetters,
rises in stately majesty as of old.
Borne hand, Invisible to us, has touched the
. huMtin kA or the ffrev and dinirr forest and
life springs f rm apparent death. The brook
renews Its gurgling song, and ail nature re
joices in this glad resurrection.
forever and ever will summer go . ;
With a loss no tongue can tell i, ;
Ah ! and -
Fort ver and ever will the blue birds return
When Lilacs berin to Bwell.
THE BOEDER TROUBLES.
The Clerical Party to Join the Garim
Movement on a Certain Date la
the Near Future.
San Antonio, Jan. 19. United States
Marshal Paul Frioke, whose district em
' braces all of the Rio Grande frontier,
retnrned .here from an ; extended trip
through the turbulent section. He has
received information from a reliable
source that Garza is not on the Texas
side of the river, and that he is in Mex
ico where he has thousands of secret
friends who are ready to offer him pro
tection. Mr. Fricke also states that
Garza has been among the Mexican
soldiers in several states of ttie republic
ana mat ne nas received unanimous
assurances from them that they will
come to his support when the sign is
given for the uprising to occur. He has
promised to increase their wages from
57 cents, which they are now receiving.
to 80 cents ner dav. and bv this nromise
has .virtually secured control of the
whole Mexican army.
A private dispatch was received by a
prominent Mexican merchant or urowns'
ville last Thursday night, stating that
every Catholic rriest in . Mexico and the
clerical party in a body are to be used in
a revolt against President Diaz and join
the liarza movement on a certain date in
the near future. Mr. Fricke asserts that
the situation in Mexico is exceedingly
critical, notwithstandinor denials to the
contrary by the government officers and
casual visitors to the republic. Garza's
organization never has been on the
Texas side of the river. It is in Mexico,
where thousands of people are now ready
tneir new leaaer.
KANSAS MORTGAGES REDUCED-
Official Report Indicate a Steady Pay
ment of the Indebtedness,
Topeka, Jan. 19. Official reports from
forty-four counties for the month of De
cember in central and eastern Kansas
show a net reduction in Kansas farm
mortgage indebtedness of $294,146. For
seven and one-half months in 1891 the
farmers in fifty-seven counties made an
average reduction of their mortgage in
debtedness of $3,073,150. Scattering rc-lo.-ts
from county registers of deeds
show that farmers have bought farm
lands heavily and that there is a steadily
increasing demand for Kansas farm prop
A severe blizzard Is raging in Texas and
It is feared that many head Of cattle will
be lost. ; ; ,. ;-
The death is announced of Henry Louts
E. Montgera, tha Grmaa composer. Hs
was born in 1840,
HE FIRST, HOSTILITIES.
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Our' War Fleet prflered to Chilean
, i Waters. - .
GHERARDI AND 1,500 MEN
Chileaa Matter Thoroughly D1mmm4 at
a Meeting of the Cabinet A waiting
Judgx Advocate Bemy's Report.
Washington, Jan. 19. Orders were
issued from the navy department today
to concentrate the squadrons under . Ad
miral Gherardi and Admiral Walker at
Valparaiso, ChUe. Admiral Gherardi
has been designated to command the
Pacific section. His squadron, which is
now in the West Indies, comprises the
Philadelphia, Concord and Kearsage.
Admiral Walker's squadron, composed
of the Chicago, Atlanta and Bennington,
are at Montevideo. Both squad
rons will proceed at once to
Valparaiso, where, they will be
joined by the YorktownK Boston and
Charleston, making a fleet of nine ves
sels, three of which are the most power
ful in the United States navy. The fleet
mounts seventy-six first class high
power guns, beside the secondary bat
teries. The combined crew will num
ber 1,500 men. It is understood the
Chilean matter was thoroughly dis
cussed at the cabinet meeting today
and the president's message will be sent
to congress as soon as Judge Advocate
Remey's report arrives from San Fran
Chile to Guard the Strait of Magellan.
Washington, Jan. 19. Captain Evans
has reported to the department that four
of the best cruisers in the Chilean navy
will leave Valparaiso Jan. 20 for the
straits of Magellan, with a torpedo boat
besides. ' - '
This news is interpreted to mean that
Admiral Walker's fleet may lie halted
there and directed to turn back or risk a
Naval Officer Called for Duty.
San Francisco, Jan. 19. Orders have
been received here for all officers on
Bhore leave to report at once to the ad
miral of the Pacific squadron for duty,
Tne naval reserve here nas estaoiisnea
a bureau of naval intelligence, and every
effort is being made to get all informa
tion regarding Uan Francisco bay, its
strong and weak points, the best place
for, an engagement, if-tco -a- thing be
unavoidable, wnere to lay torpedoa, etc.
A canvass will be also made of vessels in
port to estimate the number of available
ships that could be used in case of war,
At ban lAege they have the war fever
badly. . General D. E. Coon opened a re
cruiting office for the first brigade of
volunteers for war with Chile. At Mare
Island 1,000 tons of coal are being put
aboard the tsammore. a force of ma
chinists and coppersmiths are working
Invoked Divine Guidance.
Washington, Jan. 19. Chaplain Mil
burn, in his prayer at the opening of the
house, invoked divine guidance for the
president, his cabinet and the two houses
of congress in dealing with !the Chilean
matter. A number of bills and executive
documents were presented and referred,
Refugee Will Be Arrested.
London, Jan. 19. The Santiago cor
respondent of The Times confirms the
news of the wreck of the steamship
John Elder, off Carenzia port, and adds
that all the JUalmacedist refugees on
board of her will be placed under arrest
by the local authorities.
Balled for Montevideo.
New York, Jan. 19. A cablegram
from Barbadoea says the Philadelphia,
Admiral Gheradi s flagship, sailed from
mere ior jtionieviueo.
SECRETARY BLAINE ILL.
Again Stricken with the Malady from
Which He Suffered Last Month.
Washington, Jan. 19. Secretary
Blaine was taken suddenly ill at tue
cabinet meeting today shortly after 11
o'clock. Hs was assisted to his carriage
by ' Secretary Elkins and taken to hi3
Physicians were immediately sum
moned. His illness is a recurrence of
the nausea, from which he suffered iu
January, when he was taken ill at the
In the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 19. There would
have been difficulty in maintaining a
quorum in the senate if the point had
been insisted upon. Senators Carlisle,
Hiscock and Aldrich were in New York
closing up the investigation into into the
operations of the tariff. ' Senator Voor
hees and eeveral other senators were
also absent from the capital. Moreover
the special order of the day, the ancient
Weil and La Abra claims against Mexi
co, was one in which only a limited
number of senatoi s took interest. The
La Abra case was first taken up and oc
cupied the entire day after the morning
A Bank' Bight.
Washington, Jan. 19. The supreme
court of the United States, in rendering
an opinion in the case of A. C. Petri vs.
the Commercial National Bank of Chi
cago, on an appeal from the circuit court
for tr.e Northern district of Texas, de
cided that a national bank was entitled
to the same rights as a citizen in enter
ing suit against a person in the judicial
district of the state where tho person
sued resides. Chief Justice Fuller ren
dered the decision.
Ha Become a Ballroad Man.'
Washington, Jan. 19. General W.
J. Sewell. ex-United States senator, has
been appointed second vice president of
the Bidtiinore and Potomac railroad end
will have his headquarters in Washing
iNOTHEa ALABAMA LYNCHING.
Work og Exterminating the
Gang Alatoat Caaltd. .
Mobile, Jan. 19. Harry .Hinton, tha
negro implicated by Bob Sims aa a
member -of the gang that participated
in the masacre of McMillan's family in
Choctaw county, and who was captured
near Demopolis, Ala., two weeks ago,
was sent to the Choctaw county jail at
Butler Thursday last and the sheriff.
apprehensive of mob violence, gave it
out that he died of the wonnds received
while being captured. This story
was found to be untrue, however, and
the negro was taken from the jail by
mob and hanged to the tree on which
Bob Sims. Thomas Savage and two sons
of Con Savage were hanged. It is said
that he made a confession implicating
other parties. Goods taken from the
McMillan store were found in Hinton
hoase. NeiU Sims, Bob's brother, tbe
only male member of the family now
alive, was surrounded by a posse in Oak
luppa swamp, Leak county, Mississippi,
but escaped, a negro piloting mm.
t Label Maker Awlga. - .
Chicago, Jan. 19. The R. & Dickie
Manufacturing company assigned with
liabilities of $100,000. The concern was
in the business of manufacturing labels.
THE CRIME RECORD.
A Woman and Child Murdered by a
Drunken Minouri Brute Wife Mur
der and Suicide at Peoria.
Lamar, Mo., Jan. 19. A telegram
came from Kenoma announcing that a
woman had been killed there, and re
questing tbe presence of an officer. City
Marshal Moran and Constable Wilson
started tlirough the snow storm for
Kenoma. Arriving there they found
Robert Hepler under arrest and strong
ly guarded for committing one of the
most atrocious crimes known in Missou
ri. Ho had been drinking during tha
day and aliout 4 o'clock went to the
house of Mrs. Goodlev. murdered that
lady and her youngest 'child, a boy about
d years old, ana leit for aeau ner uaugn
ter, aged years. Tbe girl upon recov
ering consciousness, stated that Hepler
had committed the deed and an exami
nation showed his tracks leading from
the Goodlev residence to that of his own.
After a desperate struggle he was
brought to Lamar and lodged in jail.
Hepler attempted suicide in jail by
hanging himself with a rope made of
blanket. He was discovered and cut
down, but not until he had grown black
in the face. Sheriff Garrett ieariug sum
mary vengeance would be visited upon
Hepler, took him to Nevada, Mo.
.' Wife Murder and Suicide.
Peoria, Bis., Jan; 19. Four months
atro Harry Johnson of Chicago and Liz
zie Laforce o this city were married in
Chicago. Shortly afterwards the bus
band became so abusive that the wife
returned to her mother's home in this
city. She was followed a week later by
her husband, who desired to renew their
marital relations. This she declined to
do. Johnson kept away from the. La-
force home until last evening, when ho
came to the house and during tho
mother's absence shot his wife. Ho
then turned the pistol upon himself and
completed the bloody work. It is sup
posed Johnson repeated his request for
his wife to live with him and did the
shooting upon her refusal. Both will
Killed HI Mother-ln-taw.
Milwaukee, Jan. 10. A negro named
John H. Thompson, 20 years of age,
porter at the Kirby house barber shop
cut his mother-in-law's throat with a
razor and then shot his wife. He has
been arrested. '
TROUBLE IN TENNESSEE.
Miner and Militia Fire Upon Each Other,
But No One I Hit.
Nashville, Jan. 19. About 2 o'clock
a. m. nearly two thousand miners gatb
ered on the hillside about the Coal Creek
stockake and bpenon regular fire, upon
the militia who were guarding the con
vict miners. The soldiers returned tha
fire, but so far as known no one on
either side was hit.' Further trouble is
apprehended, -however,- ae- the miners
are in an aggressive mood. '
Denver, Jan. 19. Bishop Matz, tha
Catholic bishop of the Denver diocese,
preached a sensational sermon, in which
he declared that the public school syS'
tem of America propagates infidelity
and divorces. He said it was oppression
to tax Catholics for public schools. The
result of this sermon will probably be a
religious war between CatuaudB and
Protestants in this diocese.
Columbus, Ind., Jan. 19. There are
2,000 cases of grip in this city, or one
fifth of the entire population, including
four of the best physicians here. Funer
als are so frequent that undertakers have
brought help from adjoining towns to
keep up with their business. Among the
deaths yesterday was' that ot Georare
Winter, an employe of the pension office
Ha Been Swallowed.
New York, Jan. 19. A Montreal
special siys the Great Northwestern
Telegraph company, which some years
ago entered into a contract to operate
the Montreal ana Dominion lelegrapli
companies for ninety-nine years, will
hand over all its franchises to the Wost
era Union company, which will in tb
future operate the two Canadian com
The Che Match.
Havana, Jan. 19. Iu the chess match
Steinitz had tlie move. The Russian
played his favorite two knights defense.
He soon obtained a good position and
was enabled by a few weak moves of
his opponent to wind up with a brilliant
combination, bteinitz resigned arte
twenty-three moves. The score is now
Steinitz, 3; Tschigorin, 2; drawn, 3.
Will Not Handle the Freight.
San Antonio, Jan. 19. Committees
.epresenting all the employes in the
transportation department of the South
irn Facihc, between Houston and San
lerson, unanimously resolved not to
handle sny San Antonio and Aransa
jinjTassengers Injured in inject
on the 'Frisco load.
TWO COACHES ROLL OVER.
A Me per Ditched the Morthweaten
and Omaha and ElghtFerou Ara
Hart Fast Hall Trala aa tha .
Banta r Iraild. ..
Fattttevtllk, Ark. Jan. 19. Th
west bound passenger train on the 'Fris
co line was wrecked half a ail sooth of
Wolses switch. Tha train) -was running
at f nil speed when the twO rear coaches
left the track and turried ' completely
over. The wdundod' wre' brought to
Fayetteville and bared tot ,by the local
physicians.,. The following were hurt:
Ernest Collins of Van Buren, Ark.,
left leg broken.
John MiTcnELlof Salem, shoulder blade
fractured and spine injured.
J. L. U AWKi.Ns of Salem, cut in tbe bead
and severely bruised. ' 1 i
J IM. KoAit, Superintendent of telegraph
at Springfield, Mo., serious gash la back
of head. . i
ilea. Davis of Fort, Smith, bruised
about the head and face. . ...
O. IL Echols, Fort Smith, cut about ths
Samuel Williams, Mead Centre, Kan.,
eut in the bead, ma prove fatal ' '
Eight Were Injured.
Milwaukee, Jan. 19.T-Pasenger train
No. 3, from Chicago on the Northwost
ern and Omaha road, was derailed near
River Falls while running fifty miles an
hour. The sleeper rolled into the ditch
painfully injuring eight persons, but not
fatally. Tho injured arei f . r
E. O. Shall, Minneapolis, ;
A. H. Miller, Bovin. t , V
G. W. Little, Jr., Chicago, , . ',
H. B, Bell, Philadelphia. . .
E. O. Towles. Chicagu. , , k
A. Hunt, Chicago. t?"t : "
J. Stewart Wallace, London, Eng.
Mr. Suowlds, Chicago. ; . V
Fast Mall Truln Wrecked. ' .
Newton, Kans., ju.! 19. The fast
mail train on the Santa Fe was wrecked
here at 11 30 a. m. A switch rod broke
as the engine passed, allowing tho rails
to spread. No one is to blame for tbe
accident. W. F. Jones, formerly private
secretary to ex-Senator mgails, but now
mail agent, received painful but not fa
tal idinries; The mail car was thrown
across the track and turned over on iU
side. The baggage and smoking cars
left the track but remained up ail right.
The passengers hardly realized, that a
wreck had taken nlace.., .a. - l
r!V Baa lot etrWreAttoi'.-
Janesville, Wis., Jan. 19. A vesti
bule train frprn St. Paul to Chicago on
the Northwestern road ran' into a freight
train near Clinton Junction. Two
cars Were demolished and a passenger
engine thrown from the track, but no
one was seriously hurt. '
International Bicycle Tournament.
Chicago, Jan. 19. A sis days' inter
national bicycle tournament in which it
is expected that many records will be
smashed, began at Battery D. There
were eight starters and the list includes
some of the fastest wheelmen in tho
world. They are Wood of England,
who made the sensational ride at Omaha
last week; Howell, Lamb and Robb,
three more of England fastest riders.
Wallace Sage, who holds the champion
ship of Scotland; M. J. O'Flanagan, tho
Irish rider; Asmnger or umana, tne 40-
hour champion of the world, and Albert
Schoch, one of Chicago's fast riders.
Ashinger took tho lead at the word go.
with Schoch close behind. The racing
for the day closed at 10:48 p. m., as un
der the provisions of the tournament the
met are to ride but eight hours each
dav. Ashinger was in the load with 133
miles. ' Wood also made 138 miles, com
ing up close behind Ashinger. Lamb s
score was 137 miles 4 laps and Sage's
137 miles twelve laps. Schoch left tha
track with 120 miles. O'Flanagan was
taken Sick during the evening and quit
on' his 02d mile. The race has already
narrowed down to a contest between
Ashinger, Wood, Lamb and Sage
t REVISING THEIR FAITH.
Pretbyterlaii Have Elemlnated the Doc-
trine of Infant Damnation.
New York, Jan. 19.' The' general as
sembly committee on the revision of
faith took up the doctrine of infant
damnation, which is entirely eliminated
by the adoption' of , the following substi
tute for chapter xii, section 3 which
now, reads: "Infants dying in infancy
and all otheii persons who are not guilty
of actual transgression's fire included in
the election of grace, and are saved and
regenerated by Christ tlirough the Spirit
which worketh when and where and
how He pleaseth. So also are all others
elected, persons who are not outwardly
called by the ministry of the Word."
Notorion Variety Theater Burned.
CoviNaTdN, Neb., J-an. 19. The notor
ious variety theater known as the Faih
ion was totally destroyed by fire. Loss,
$':0,000; insurance, small. The fire also
destroyed the buildings occupied by
McCoran's gambling house and Billv
Exile Unwelcome in Mnssachunett.
Fall River, Jan. 19. About four
hundred Russian Jews have arrived here
within the hist few weeks. They er.
pect to work in the mills. At least 600
more will arrive next month. A gen
eral public sentiment against welcoming
their wholesale immigration has arisen
Fatul Sleigh Hide.
Zelionople, Pa., Jan. 19. A bob-sled
with a dozen young people in it went
over a 300-foot hill in Butler county, and
the entire party was injured. Elizableth
Morton, Miss Long and William Berry
will probably die. The sled was demol
ished and the horses killed.
Fire at Toledo. .
Toledo, O., Jan. 19. Fire destroyed
l ie storehouse of the Toledo Electric
'jtreefRailwny company together with
hirty oars. Loss, f 100,000.
Z JAY COULD TALK 3. f
tm Say tha Borllngtoa was Lead' Chief
- - FrMceutor.
New York,' Jan. 19. The Missouri
Pacific directors, at a special meeting,
passed ' a resolution in which, after
i celling ipon the importance of main
taining rates, a special meeting of the
Western Traffio association ia requested
to be called. The Missouri Pacific of
ficials say, in view of the importance of
maintaining rates, speedy action should
be taken on the, charges .ma le against
the officials of the Burlington, Atchison
and Southern Pacific roads. Action on
these charges was deferred at the presi
dent's meeting last week until the April
Jay Gould, in an interview, said:
"Nothing will be done hastily The
Western Traffic association has accom
plished much good in having strength
ened the general confidence in stability
of rates, and the Missouri Pacific will do
nothing uncalled for or impair the asso
ciation s usefulness. Action, If any,
must be taken by the board of directors.
In the meeting where Leeds was con
demned, I remember particnlirly how
earnest and forceful the Burlington's
representative was. I would like to see
the Burlington traffic manager brought
here in a case ot this kiud. His head
would come oft or I would resign," ,. ,
DEFEATED THE ROAD. "
Interstate Caaamllonar Decide That
Ballroad Cannot Enforce Car Bcrv i
lea Demurrage Charge.
Washington, Jan. 19. The interstate
commerce commission1, in an opinion by
Commissioner Veasey, announced its de
cision of the case .of William H. Mac
Leon vs. the Chicago and Northwestern
Railway company in , favor of the com
plainants. The points decided are briefly
as follows: Defendant's railroad con
nects at Janesville, Wis., with the Chi
rago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway.
Complainant is a' merchant , doing busi
ness at that point and having coal yards
on tlip line of the latter road, but re
ceiving shipments from points of ship
ments on the defendant road, and his
financial responsibility is not questioned
in this proceeding. Carriers operating
in that section ot the country are mem
bers of a car service association, which
has established a rule requiring the pay
ment of demurrage charges when cars
are retained ,By shippers more than forty
eight hours' after receiving notice that
such cars are in position to nnload, and
the rule ' is set forth by the carriers in
their bills or lading. -
Upon all the facts in the-case, held:
That the action of the defendant in re
fusing, after payment of freight and of
fer of customary switching charges, to
switch two carloads of coal to the con
necting line for delivery at the coal
yards ot the -complainant on such, lino
unless be promised in advance to tj
aay-demnrraas Charges that 'Wight be
made, regardless of whether they were
lust or lemtiiy enfurcible, was Unreason
able, notwithstanding complainant' had
previously refused to pay demurrage
charges on other cars switched to his
siting, which ho bad failed to fully nn
load within the time prescribed by the
rule, and defendant, by retaining tho
coal in' his possession and demanding
such promises from complainant as a
condition to proceed to the per
formance of ' its1 duty ' as a car,
rier subjected the complainant .to
unlawful prejudice and disadvantage;
that complainant is entitled to repara
tion for injuries sustained in conse
quence of such refusal and neglect of
defendant, but,' the proof as to the ex
tent of his damages being insufficient,
that the case be held open for the pres
ent without order, and that upon notice
of adjustment by the parties of the ques
tion or reparation, the petition be dis
The provisions of the 8th, 13th, 14th.
and 10th sections of the act to regulate
commerco are dbnstrued in the light of
recent decisions in federal courts, and
the commission further decides that
procedure for the enforcement of law
ful orders of the commission, founded
upon, controversies ., requiring , trial by
jury having been provided by tne
amendment of March a, irou, of the iota
section of the act to regulate commerce,
it is the duty of the commission to pass
upon the suggestion of reparation for
the past damages whenever a claim is
made therefor. -i-
Hill and Cleveland.
Bostos, Jan. 19. Already the Demo
crats are getting ready for the groat bat
tie for delegates to the national conven
tion. - ljt) to within a comparatively
ehort time it was believed that the con
vention to choose the delegate at largo
could be brought to instruct tho
delegates for Cleveland, but that
plan has - now - been - abandoned,
and delegates will be allowed to
go as they ploa.se.". The Cleveland men
acknowledge that the Hil . sentiment iu
growing all the time in , Massachusetts,
and that Hill as a candidate for the pres
idency is looked upon with very much
more favor than he was a year ago. The
Cleveland men are not inactive, and the
result will be a lively fight.
Harrisbcrq, Pa., Jan. 19. The Penn
sylvania administration is confident that
its candidate for chairman for tho Demo
cratic state convention. Marshal Wright
of Lehigh county, will be elected. A
prominent member of the committee ex
hibited a list showing that forty-six of
the sixty-seven counties will contribute
fifty-eight of the seventy -eight votes in
the state committee to the support of
Mr. Wright. In this estimate only ten
counties are given to James Kerr, who
is be'n? supported by nearly all of tho
New York. Jan. 19. David T. Littler
was in the city and with several politi
cal friends discussed the recent meeting
of the state committee of Illinois.
"Will the delegation support Blaine aa
against Cullom on the first ballot?" Mr.
Littler was asked.
"It is understood that Cullom will not
he a candidate it Blaine is in the field,"
Warren and Slddon to Meet.
New Okleaxs, Jan. 19. Tommy
Warren and George Siddons will meet
in the rooms of the Metropolitan clu!)
Thursday evening for a purse of $1,500;
1 ,'.'00 to the winner and (30C to th3
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A Russian General Baids a Supposed
. ' Nihilistic Meeting. ,
HE FINDS A DANCE HALL
PBcmlnent Officer, .Foreign Diplomats
and Worn n High In Station Were In
AttendanceBase Shown by tbe -'
Caar at the Participant. '
Berlin, Jan. 19. Berlin society is dis
cussing a St. Petersburg scandal, to
which no one dares to' refer openly.
Most of the fifty or more principals are
Russians, but a few of them are aristo
cratic Germans, some of them the high
The St. Petersburg police recently in
formed the czar that many men in his
councils and in Russian official life at
tended frequent nihilistio meetings at a
mansion in a fashionable street. These
gatherings were peculiar for the large
number of foreign diplomatists, espe
cially Germans, who went to them. The
visiters arrived between 0 and 11 p. m.
and tiraggled away at 3 or 4 o'clock in
the morning. The' police watched the
house four wnks before they received
orders to raid it. They were then sure
that, a tremendous nilultstic plot was
lintrhinir and a force of U00 pcuice was
cii11h1 out to make it certain that not a
single pnrticipHiit escaped.- The police
were supported oy iour companies oi
soldiers within call and were directed
by General Gresser and a small body of
detectives. The house in which the
meetings were held was surrounded last
Monday night by this little body at mid
night, when the usual number of vis
itors had been seen to enter. General
Gresser. who had carried the password,
eained admittance to the closed vesti
bule.- He was closely followed by his
liroke Cp a Scene of Revelry.
The doorkeeper was thrown down and
gauged, the inner door was smashed
with an ax, and with drawn revolvers
the detectives and policemen, led by
General Gresser, burst through. They
were astounded to find themselves, in
stead of in the somber proceedings of a
revolutionary meeting, at the open en
trnnce of a brilliant ball room, filled
with music and flowers and gay with
national colors. Some forty men and
women in light, flowing Grecian cos
tumes were dancing. At small tables in
the corners half intoxicated couples
drank champagne, and in small, private
rooms at the back several more couples
were found dining and drinking freely.
To the mutual surprise and dismay of
General Gresser and his officers the fifty
or si sty persons participating in the
orgies were found to be men and woraen
in the highest St. Petersburg society.
Several of the women were known to be
received with tavor at court, and among
the men were Russian officers of high
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and Its championship of the rights-!
and its editors never
cl fin for S4.09. U:i for C.
rank and representatives of foreign le
gations,, in the capital.
To relieve the mutual embarrassment
temporarily, General Gresser took the
names and official titles of all the mm
and names and official titles of the bos-
ban Js of all the women, and then hustled
everybody out of the house. No pris
oner was taken to jail by the police.
All, however, received the next day
paternal admonitions or cuffs, according
to his greater or less enjoyment of im
perial favor, from the Cear Alexander.
How tho Participants Entered.
The fashionable house at which tb
orgies were held was found to be owned
by a Kussian jew, wno rented to tn
principals, as the debauchers were po
litely termed. Tho police had been de
ceived as to the nature of r the gather
ings there by the fact that
every attendant entered in mala
attire, for a rule of the society
was that, for the sakeof safety, the wom
en must come in coats and trousers.
Each carnival was devoted to the initiar
tion of the dress and customs of a partic
ular nation. On tbe night oi tne raia
everything was Grecian. k "
The Csar In a Base. ' -
General Gresser went to tbe czar with
his report in the expectation that his sov
ereign would be relieved ana pieasea ny
the explosion of the theory of a dyruk
mite plot. The czar, however, was in
rage when he heard details of the cor
ruption prevalent among the noblemen
in nis army. The result of his examina
tion of the names submitted by General
Gresser was that many Russian officers
and officials were, transferred to places
in the provinces, and that, two secretar
ies of legation .were, compelled to take)
long vacations. Two married women
who participated in. the Grecian night
have been excluded irom court, ana an
other left the city before she was asked
to go. . , - . . . .
Hercler Guilty.' ' '
Quebec, Jan. 19. Before the royal
commission investigating charges ot
malfeasance against ex-Premier Mercter.
it was proved that Mercier had stolen
35,000 in one deal and $34,000 in an
other, the proceeds of the latter goinfr
into the pocket of a confidential friend
and party organizer, Earnest Pecand.
The frauds were committed in the con
tract for furnishing stationery to th
Eublic departments, and the bank of -cials
swore to giving the money to
Mercier and his friend. There is no
longer any doubt of the ex-premier's
guilt and his arrest is looked ior daily.
Will Not Deff London Police,
London, Jan. 19. The committee ot
the Liberal and Radical unions, forming
pethaps the strongest single political
bedy in London, met, and after a lively
debate definitely decided not to support
the Socialist federation's plan for ft
monster demonstration at Worldsend,
Chelsea, Sunday, Jan. 31, iu defiance) ot
the police, "
. In Grip' Clutch,
Malta, Jan. 19. Two hundred sailors
and many officers of the British Mediter
ranean fleet are In the hospital herey
prostrated with influenza. There ar
60 additional cases of the disease scat
tered among the various vessels of tbs
fleet. : : "
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