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III- TUB OMAHA DAILY HBKi Rl'NDAY. Dl'X'HMUHU ' ' 2o. laiffl-SlX'I'KHX ' TAP US.
CWESS 'Of CATHOLICS
0 H for Its AKomUSng at the World's Fair
in 1803 Issued ,
ITS OBJECTS AND PURPOSES SET FORTH
Klml Word * from ( 'atbolln Dignitaries Con-
crmlns Amorlt-ft'B Orcnt UtponUlon
J'rogram AVhleli AVII1 He t'nrrleil Out
Itecoiiiiiiriiilutloin by the tlUhoin.
CittCAOo , 111. , Dec. 21. The call for a con
gress of the Catholics of the United States
to bo hold In Chicago during the World's fail-
was Issued this uvcning. It is signed by
Archbishop Fcehan , chairman of the commit
tee on organization , and William , T. Onahan ,
secretary. Following Is the full text :
TUB Coi.wtnux CATIIOMO COXOHKSS or TUB
UxiTKii STATUS Orrcut , C.M.I. . CIIICAOO ,
111. , Dec. iM. 180i. Tlio hai > py occasion of
the World's Columbian exposition to bo hold
in the city of Chicago from May to Novem
ber , 1803 , is certain to bo an event of world
wide and permanent intorostr
In determining to celebrate the anniver
sary of the discovery of the now world , the
government of the United States decided to
inatigurato a great world's exposition of
arts and Industries and accordingly selected
Chicago ns the place where the exposition
should bo hold. The dedication of the build
ings last October with imposing public cere
monies called the attention of the civilized
world to the splendid fulfillment and realiza
tion of the stupendous work undertaken by
the city of Chicago in providing within a
limited period of time tlio vast buildings and
accommodations demanded for the occasion.
In these great structures are now bei R
fathered and grouped the most extensive ,
varied and wonderful productions of human
genius and skill , brought thither from every
land which will later testify to the marvelous
progress and the creative intelligence and
capacity of the men and women of the nine
Will Draw Upon All .SrctioiiH of tlio Globe.
This great cx | > oslton ! will naturally attract
to Chicago visitors from every part of Amor-
lea , as well as from Europe and the moro dis
tant quarters of the world.
In connection with the World's Columbian
exposition , and equally under the organiza
tion of the government , a series of world's
congresses hnvo been projected , commencing
May I and extending to October ill. * These
congresses are designed to bo representative
of and to include almost every form am :
phase of human activity , moral , social and
Industrial und the moral program is to "in
fluence for good the prosperity , unity ami
happiness of the world. "
Catholics have every reason and Incentive
to enter heartily Into the spirit of the Colum
bian i celebrations and take parl
when and wherever tilting in the
activities and demonstrations which
accompany and characterize them. Out
holy father , Pope I..PO XIII , has'ln the
most signal manner , already given proofs ol
the warm interest ho feels in the Chicago
exposition and its various distinctive fca
tures. The Historic ovcni commemorate ;
by the coming World's Columbian cxposi
tion tlio discovery of tlio now world is o :
concern and interest to all ; it is naturally o
deep und special significance and pride to
Catholics. The great Genoese navigatoi
was a zealous and devoted Catholic , a man
of ardent and religious faith. The supreme
genius that inspired his great mission am
undertaking , und the indomitable strength
and resolution that bravely enabled him to
overcome every obstacle and danger , were
supplemented by a constant and generous
zeal for good and greater glory , and heart
felt effort for the propagation of religion ,
and his daring enterprise was made possible
and its success assured by the exalted en
thusiasm of tlio glorious Queen Isabella , the
Catholic , who , urged by religion , gave to
Columbus her royal support and courage.
It is most appropriate , therefore , that Cath
olics should honor these memories and give
testimony to the worth , pride and interest
they fcol in the memorable anniversary , as
well as In the Columbian celebrations at Chicago
cage and clsowliero.
HUH tli Approval of the HUhops.
With the approval then of the most rev
erend archbishop of the United States , it
has been determined to provide for n gen
eral congress of the Catholics of the United
States during th'o progress of the World's
Columbian exposition , and the committee ol
organization , to whom the under
taking has been committed , accord
Ingly give olllciul notice that the
Columbian Catholic congress of the United
States will ho convened in the city of Chi
cago.Monday , September 4 , 18011 , at the hout
of 11 o'clock a. in. for the consideration ol
questions embraced in the oflloial progran
tinder' the considerations therein provided
The congress will be under the honorarj
presidency of his cminenco.Cardinal Gibbons
archbishop of Hnltiinorc.
The congress will bo composed of delegates
from the different dioceses and vicaratus o
the United States , viz : For each diocese
and vicarato , ten delegates at largo and live
additional for every 2S,000 of Catholic popu
la tion lu such diocese and .vicarato , as sliowi
by the Catholic directory ( Sadler's ) for 1801) )
and proiKJrtionately for fractions of 25,000
These delegates shall bo selected and up
pointed by the bishop or acting ecclcslatica
superior of the diocese or vicarato , and tin
delegates so chosen are to bo reported to tin
committee on organization on or before
August 1 , 1893.
lu addition to tlio foregoing , every Catho
Ho university , college and seminary foi
young men shall bo entitled to seven dele
gatcs-at-lnrgo , and one additional delegate
for every 100 students regularly enrolled ii
BUch Institution' for the collcgialo year ISO'M )
The delegates shall ho chosen by the prcsl
dent and faculty of the several Institutions
Will Ho CordlillyVolcoinetI : to tlio Congress
Catholics from other countries , providei
they present recommendatory letters for tin
' purpose , duly signed by tlio bishop of tin
Utoccso from which tlioy came , shall bo suli
mlttcd to the committee on organizatloi
prior to Iho assembling of thu congress ,
P. A. Fui'.iiAX , Archbishop of Chicago.
Chairman of Commltto on Organization.
AV. J. ONAIIAX , Secretary.
I'rogrniii of Subjects.
The decision arrived at by the eommlttci
of organization , which is concurred in by th
most reverend archbishops of the Unltce
States defines and limits the scope of th
congress asfollows :
To the consideration of the "Social Ques
tion , " as outlined by our holy father , ! >
XIII. . in his encyclical to which shall b
added the question of Catholic education
and the question of the Independence of th
holy see , according to the papers to bo pn.
pared in advance to be read in the congress
will bo devoted to the subjects , under th
above limitations that shall bo laid down h.
no committee on papers , It Is , however , cov
ceded that it will bo most appropriate an
Jilting that the opening address at the cor
cress , and the first papers submitted sha
bo devoted to the present and historic cliai
actor commemorated by the World's Coluir
bancxK ! | > sltion ; hence , a series of papers o
the discovery of America , Columbus an
Queen Isabella , as well as the result an
consequence of the Columbian discovery wl
bo a lilting preliminary to tlio program. Th
following Is suggested as the order and sul
division of thu subjects for the dltTerci :
papers , viz ;
First Thn Discovery of the Now World.
Second Columbus Ills C'hnraetur and Mli
Third The Hesult.s ami Consetiuonces to ll <
llaloii and to Civilization of the .Dhcovury ,
Fourth The Missionary Wuik of the Churc
In the Now World.
Fifth Thu Inilnnncoof the Catholic Oliuro
on the Political , Civil and. Social Instltulloi
oftho United States.
Klxth-"lbiUiillu ) , thu Uathollc. "
( Seventh The Social Question ,
lllvUluns or thu Huliject ,
Klrst Thu Kiicycllcul of Pope Lee XIII , c
Second The Klghts ot Labor ; the Duties <
'Ihlrd 1'aupurlsm and tlioltoiuccly.
Fonrtu-rl'uullc and Private Charities Ho
to Miiko Them Moro Effective and
fifth Worlcliib'iiien'a Socle Una und Hoclutl' '
for Young Men.
Sixth I.lfo Insurance und Pension fc'utn
Povmitli Trade Combinations and Strikes.
Klglith Immigration und Colonization ,
NlnUi Iiitvinpc'rancD ,
TeiiUiT-Tho Condition and Future ot the 1
dlfcut In the UulteU UUteti.
Klpvonlh-1'iiol'oiiilltlon and Future of the
Twrlf lli The Work of Women In ttcllgloii nml
n the World.
I'lrst-Cntl-olIc Kducatlon In the United
Second The Independence of the Holy See.
The foregoing Is submitted ns a general
outllno of the subjects to bo brought before
; ho congress. These will admit of variation
is to the titles. The object nought and de
sired is to cover as fully ns pr.icllcablu ,
within reasonable limitation as to tlmo and
'Ireumstanecs , the Important questions and
isstics Involved ami at the same tlmo bring
out and proiwso for consideration practical
remedies and suggestions boat-lug on the
matters under discussion. This matter is all
Important nay , Is indispensable for the
ismgrcss , and deliberations are to command
attention and respect.
The congress must bo prepared to propose
practical reforms. It will not sufllco that it
shall have been the medium and opportu
nity for Iho delivery of clover essays and elo
quent addresses on the various themes.
Much moro will bo expected from it. The
highest capacities of trained scholars and
thinkers , it Is expected , will bo enlisted in
the consideration and treatment of the sub
jects proposed to the congress. Undoubt
edly , It will be a great and memorable occa
sion and opportunity presented to American
Catholic laymen to demonstrate to the world
their power and capacity to deal thought
fully and thoroughly with questions of
world-wide concern ; of permanent interest
and of paramount social and religious im
1'rnliliMiii of Pressing Cirnvlty.
The problems Involved in the social ques
tion are everywhere of pressing gravity
nowhere moro so than in the United States.
The attention of all classes and Interests
will be drawn in a special manner to Iho doj
liberations and conclusions of the Columbian
Catholic congress , in the hope that there will
come from it the suggestions of reasonable
and practical "ways and means" to deal with
recognized evils and burdens of existing
labor und social conditions. They will look
for a solution of the problem u remedy for
the grievance. All men feel and admit that
the present relations of labor and capital are
strained and unreasonable ; that civil and
social order are seriously menaced ; trade and
. An entente cordial Is to bo sought , and
assuredly to bo found somewhere. Why not
in and by the Catholic church ! That church
is the friend of the poor and oppressed ; the
inflexible foe to injustice , of whatever kind ,
wherever found , and is recognized by all as
the synonym for authority , tlie champion of
law and order ; hcnco the publiu will watch
with interest the deliberations of this con
gress and look to It as moro especially af
fording public proofs and demonstration of
the intellectual capacity of the Catholic
laymen of tlio United States. These ex
pectations must not bo disappointed. Nor
will the gentlemen who shall bo assigned to
the respective tasks fall to faithfully and
conscientiously perform their duty.
Tlio occasion opens opportunity to bring
forth the best fruits of Catholic intellectual
powers. Ttio utmost freedom of discussion
is invited in the sections , and when the re
sults df the deliberations and conclusions ar
rived at shall bo formulated and presented
to the congress , embodying as these will
the best thought and the deliberate con
clusions of wi.so and thoughtful men , the
affirmation of these by the congress , with
the practical remedies proposed , cannot but
profoundly inlluenco public opinion at home
and abroad. Our holy father , Pope Leo
XIII , has shown in a striking manner bis
deep solicitude- bring about : i solution con
sistent with Christian principles , of suppress
ing social evils and bis eloquent appeal to all
men who arc possessed by generous ardour
to unite in presenting a remedy. Now is the
time hero is the opportunity. Surely wo
may hope the Catholic laity of the United
States will demonstrate their Illness ami
capacity to meet the emergency and prove
hemselves equal to the great occasion.
C11KSTOX > S 3
Itiyor Derr Wins und the. Saloons Aru AVldu
CUKSTOX , la. , Dec. 4. [ Special Telegram
o TUB HUE. ] After a year of contest Mayoi
ierr , who has beer obstinately opposed by a
nnjority of the city aldermen , has 'a ilrm
grasp on the reins of the city government
nd he today appointed as chief of police
Tohn Pilgrimwho was deposed a year ago for
: auso by the city council. Maxwell , who
vas elected city marshal last spring in oppo
sition to the lineral element , was forced to
csign to get his salary , the mayor refusing
to endorse his warrants until ho did. Tlio
aloons are now running and a line of § 50 a
nonth is collected.
Heavy DamitKus Duiiuiiideil.
DBS MOIXEI , la. , Dec. 24. [ Special Tolo-
jram to THIS BEE. ] Action was begun today
jy a farmer named Ford of this county
against Dr. Puokott for alleged alienation of
the affections of Ford's wifu claiming 10,000
lamago. Ford is an invalid and owns prop
erty valued at ST.OOO. Thinking ho had not
eng to live ho deeded his property to his
wife and daughter without signing it. Dr.
Puckett was called in for medical attend-
nice , became enamoured of Mrs. Ford , and
? ot possession of the deed. Ho afterwards
executed a couple of notes for large amounts
which ho induced Mrs. Ford to sign and tried
to sell them by which means his plans were
iliscovcrcd and Ford informed , Ford also
nsks for divorce and partition of the estate
in his daughter's interest.
I.ookH I.llto n Comhlimtlon.
Dimuqur. , la. , Dec. 24. The plant of the
United States Electric company was sole
this afternoon to a local syndicate. The
lirico is understood to bo JilOO.OOO. a'lils is
believed to mean tlio consolidation of ul
electric companies in the city.
CI , K YKlt. I .YC. . I SUM.
Presentud Wlthu Beautiful Stick Voted Hln
ut u C'liurch ralr.
Niw YOKK , Dec. 21 , Christmas came t <
President-elect Cleveland today in var
ious forms , but there was one thing whicl
was rather expected , and which ho got
Kov. Fathgr ICessel of the Church of tin
Holy Hcdeemcr , State Senator Itosch am
Henry \V. Wolf waited ujion Mr. Clovelam
nt his residc-nco at 10 a. in. today and , with
out preface , presented to him a beautifu
gold-hoadcd cano , which had been voted ti
him at a fair held by Father Kessel's con
gregatlon some time previous to tlio election. .
The presentation committee , without an\
formality , explained to the president-oleo
that the cano has been voted him as bein ;
the most popular presidential candidateam
gave the handsome stick into his hands
The president-elect responded In a fov
words and thu episode wan concluded.
Aiuerlcu'M'ontriliiitloiiH to ItiiHslu.
'WASHINGTON , D , C. , Doc. ! 24. Now that tin
Uussian government has announced that i
continuance of foreign assistance is uuneeos
sary for the relief of the famine sufferers
the oxccutlvo committee of the Amcricai
Kellof fund has issued a statement ilotailint
the work done in America. Gifts fron
America amounted to overS 100,000 , of whicl
$8,000 should Do credited to the Now Vorl
Chamber of Commerce ; fn.ooo and over I
the Iowa commission ; $7,000 to Hussiai
settlers in Nebraska : &J.810 to the Soutl
Dakota commission and $10,000 to the Amei
lean He'd Cross society.
The reception of gifts by Kussla was un
prccedentetl in its hospitality and kind ! ,
II7J.1 TIIKH MHtKQ.tlif.l.
It Will llo Generally 1'nlr Throughout th
t Stuto Today.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec , 24. Forecast fo
Sunday : For Nebraska Generally fall1
For Iowa Occasional light flurries o
snow ; variable winds.
For thu Dakotas Generally fair ; north ti
Ixiral ICoeonl ,
OmoEOFTHB WHATIIEII BUIICAU , OMAIU
Dee , 24 , Omaha record of temperature an
rainfall compared with corresponding day o
past four years ;
1892. 1801. 1800. IBS !
Maximum temperature. lf > 3 433 303 OH
Minimum tcmpitnuuro. 03 203 'J)3 ) 47
Averuuu tumpuruturu. , 83 aus 253 BU
I'rodpitution .00 .00 .00 .00
Statement showingtho condition of tun :
poruturo and precipitation at Omaha for th
day and since Maivh 1 , Ib'JJ , us compare
with guttural average :
Normul tomporatnro , . . . , . . , 24
Dcllclcncy forthodav , . . . 10
DeUcluneyblnctiMarch 1 , . . . . .070
Normal precipitation . . , . , . , , . .03 Inch
Ilollcli'iicyforthotluy , .03 Inch
Dellcli'iicy stnco March 1 , 3.07 Inch
GKOKOB H. HUNT , Local Foi-ucast Official.
LINCOLN PRINTERS STRIKE
Union Force on the Journal and Clall Walk
WOULD NOT INCREASE THE SCALE
II. I ) , llntliiuruy Insist * That .Simp Judg
ment Was Taken by the Compositors
neil Appeals to tlio Inter
national Union ,
t.x , Neb. , Dee. 24. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BBR. ] By a vote of 07 to 12 a strike
) ii the Journal and Cull was ordered tonight
by the Lincoln Typographical union , the pro
prietors refusing to grant an increase from
J5 to ! IS cents. Three union men stayed with
Iho Journal , but they nil went out on the
Call. H. D. Hathaway is holding down slug
one on the'Journal , while Managing Editor
Jones , Associate Editor Btxby , ono man
from the business ofllco and thrco kids are
holding down cases. Two nonunion men
are at work on the Call. Mr. Hathaway as
serts that snap Judgment was taken on him
and that his business would not warrant pay
ing the Increase. President White of the
union bases the demand on the fact that Sioux
City and Topeka , cities in Lincoln's class ,
pay the now scale , Tlio Journal has tele
graphed Omaha for printers and sent n pro
test to the International union at Indianap
Clmdi-on'M Pie rex-tho .Movement.
CIIAIIUO.V , Neb. , Dec , 24. [ Special to Tin :
Br.K. ] The ufflclcnt chief of the Children
lire department. J. C. Hartzell , has been for
the past week working up interest in the
hope of getting the next state llremcn's
tournament held here. It will require about
S',000 , and he confidently expects to ho able
to raise that amount easily. Chadron is
amply able to take care of the visitors , and
should it bo located hero it is a foregone
conclusion that all of the visitors will leave
with a most pleasant and lasting remem
brance of this part of the state and of Chad
ron and her citizens in particular.
Considerable Interest Is being manifested
in thoChadron-Chiengo cowboy race. Hon.
A. McKlnley of Sioux county , owner of the
well known J A horse ranch , was in the city
a few days ago looking the matter up. Ho
will in all probability furnish horses to these
who have none of their own providing the
race is a go. It is quite an undertaking for a
city of this size to get up such a race , but
there are some very energetic rustlers be
hind it and they say it will bo carried out
Kremont XUUH rs'otea.
FHCMOXT , Neb. , Dec. 21. [ Special to Tun
I3ii : . ] Ollicial notice from Washington has
beenreccivedbyC.il. do la Matyr of this
city , who is supervising architect for the
new government postoftlco building , that the
contract for its erection in this city had been
let to William T. White of St. Joseph , Mo. ,
for20SS3. It is to be constructed of AVar-
rcnsburg , Mo. , sandstone and the trimmings
are to be Hed Cloud , Minn. , granite. It is to
bo completed by October 1 , 1S03.
Judge William Marshall held a short term
of district court this forenoon and adjourned ,
until tlio Oth of next January. Judgment
was rendered against Flo Bennett for $100
and costs for selling liquor without license.
James Colder , for assault and battery , was
given a line of $100 and costs.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Charles A.
Lauth was largely attended yestordiy.
G. G. Martin seems to bo the choice of the
attorneys for county judge to succeed AV. II.
Hunter , deceased. A petitiou is being circu
lated to that effect.
l ) ; : ilh lloll.
FONT Rouixsox , Neb. , Dec. 21. [ Special
Telegram to Tnu Br.i.l The many army and
other friends of Lieutenant Colonel Itoubcn
F. Bernard , Ninth cavalry , will bo pained to
learn that Mrs. Bcruard died this evening
fter a short illness , leaving n baby boy loss
ban a week old. The colonel has been only
short time with the Ninth , yet long enough
o gain the love and esteem of the whole
CloHutl tlio Shop.
GUAND ISLAND , Nob. , Dec. 24. [ Special
'clegram to THE BID. ] G. M. Hcin's paper ,
Jer Herald , was closed today by George
Jai-tenbach , who holds a chattel mortgage
if § 1,800. It is expected that there will bo a
argo number of other creditors , as the fail
ure has been looked for for many months.
Hound Over at David City.
DAVID CmNeb. . , Dec. 24. [ Special to
L'lin Bun. ] David Cook had a preliminary
tearing yesterday before Judge E. It. Dean ,
ind was bound over to appear at the next
term of the district court to answer to the
charge of seduction preferred by Anna Ued-
Injured Whtlo Counting.
PI.ATTSMOUTII , Nob. , Nov. 24. [ Special
.Telegram to TUB BEI : . ] The 10-year-old sou
of J. N. Summers of this city , while coast ,
ng this evening was run into by a sled and
was taken homo in an unconscious condi
tion. It is feared ho is injured internally.
Killed l.y thu Cum.
PI.ATTSMOUTII , Dee. 24. [ Special Telegran
io Till ! BEE. ] John Kiiinainiin was run ovci
ay the cars last night and had both legs cul
off above the knees. The accident occurred
ibout 8:80p. : in. and ho lived until 1 : HO. Hi
leaves a wife and two small children.
mini : WITH .1 ii.ixr.
levelling ICxperleneo oCrnxMengerK on n Con
New HAVEN , ConnDec. . 24. Shortly be
fore arriving in this city passengers on tin
local express , duo hero at 5:0. : ) , were startlCi
at seeing a fashionably dressed young mm
rushing through the cais and shouthif
"Merry Christmas , " and at the same thin
throwing haiidsful of money right and Icf
as ho passed.
His face was blanched and his eyes won
a strange glassy sturo. Many of tlio ladle :
became frightened at the young man' ;
strange antics. Just before ho reached tin
last car he was overtaken by the conductor
who held him in custody until tlio train nr
rived at Now Haven station , when ho wai
turned over to the police.
At police headquarters ho exhibited un
inistakablo signs of insanity. Ho gave hi :
name as Carl Bullock , and said that ho wai
a student at WilliUms college.
In his waistcoat was a society pin whicl
contained eighteen diamonds , Ito also hai
a check for $ t > 0 , n loaded revolver , goli
watch and other valuables.
Bullock became so demonstrative that In
hud to bo locked up ,
TKliniltl.K KI.KMIOK .HJUIHMXT ,
Two I.miles at I'orl Wayne , Ind , , Meet u
A "fill Dentil.
, Ind. , Dee , 21. A special t <
the Sentinel from Fort Wayne , Ind. , says
A terrible accident occurred in the Pierso
bookstore this afternoon. Two ladles , Mrs
Swalgnur and her daughter , Mrs. Noonai :
were passengers in the elevator between th
third und fourth floors , when they becam
frightened and leaped from the car on
narrow landing. They fell backward dow
thu bhaft , u distance of forty feet. Mr ;
f Swalgner died immediately and Mr :
Noonan died at 11 o'clock tonight , The n
mains were not identified until midnigh
The store was crowded when the uccldci :
occurred , and u panic ensued.
Oregon's Snow Illoekude ItaUed ,
' POUTI.ANII , Oro. , Dec. 24. A heavy rai
begun falling this afternoon which cause
the snow to melt rapidly. The blockuil
on the Union Pacific between this city an
The Dalles has been broken and del aye
trains arrived tonight overland. The Unlc
Paclllo left on time tonight and the Northci
Pacific trains are running on time.
Tlirntrlrulg at National Hull.
The members of the Tel. Jed , sokol th
evening will repeat their entertainment i
last Sunday evening , at the hall on the co
ner of Thirteenth and Williams streets. TI
lust presentation of the play , "Thu Dulco
Mnrrlngo , " wan nf it high order , and Ihoso
who attended It nef n well repaid. The snkol
in endeavoring tokitMe a fund with which to
build n hall , and Yfiee entertainments are
given for that purpose.
Insists on llflng u I'rlvntr ,
Colonel Frank < u. Ireland of Nebraska City
wan In the city aTtiv hours last evening. He
goes to St. lxiili tli .flrst of the week , and
rumor hath It that the visit has to do with
politics , of whlch1uMl.H believed to dream
continually thcsa.cold winter nights. It
was supposed until within the past few days
that Colonel Ire'fand aspired to the United
States nmrshalsltipftitul now that IIP has de
clared that ho would , pot have the place If It
was offered to htm , .it is given out that he
desires to go abroad , and is walling for an
appoint incut to a consulate , lie stated last
night , however , that ho wauled neither
inarsbalshlp. consulate nor office or appoint
ment of any kind , and was fully determined
( o remain a peaceable , law-abiding , private
Ilnylng Out Oils Coiiipiinlrs ,
DBTIIIIIT. Mich. , Dec. 21. Senator James
McMillan has added to his holdings of the
gas companies In this cit.v by the purchase
of the Detroit gas works at a prlco said to be
W.OOO.twiil. Ueecntly the senator purchased
the Mutual gas works for Sl.MJO.iXN ) . It U
said that the two companies will bo consoli
in some quarters thcro is n strong belief
that the purchase of the gas plants is in the
Interest of the Standard Oil company , as the
great monopoly has been engaged for some
limn in , buying out gas companies of other
cities , rtntl is thought it is following the
same plHULif. for no other reason , for the
protection of capital invested in Michigan
natural gas companies.
llnrneil Out Ity llneinlrs ,
Nr.w Om.r.AXs , La. , Dec. 24. Mr. W. S.
Pnrkerson , assisted by insurance experts ,
made a thorough investigation of the cause
of the tire which destroyed his residence a
few nights ago , and nil were convinced that
i. . was tlio work of ir.i . incendiary.
Twice within the past twelve months has
the residence of Mr. Parkerson been burned
to the ground. The act of the last incendi
ary nearly resulted in the loss of the lives of
Mrs. Parkerson and her children.
Mr. Parkersou's prominence in state popu
lar movements , which were supported by the
better element of the community , caused
numerous enemies to spring up against him.
SI. I.onU C. it holies Celeliratu Christ mas.
ST. Louis , Mo. , Dee. 25. In every convent
of the city the feast of the nativity and Urn
beginning of the anniversary of the natal
day of the son of the Virgin Mary , were
celebrated by the nuns and novices , singing
masses , beginning at midnight.
The chapels of the various convents were
prettily decorated and the beauty of the
altars and sanctuaries was heightened by
the illumination they underwent from the
myriad of burning wax tapers. In all of
them the usual Christinas chants wore sung
by the nuns.
lie Fulled to Appear.
NEW YOKK , Dec. 24. Edward Simmons , a
custom house inspector arrested a few
weeks ago for undurweighing articles , hut
released because ol' certain evidence he had
furnished tlio government , upon which it
was proposed to prosecute a number of per
sons for violating thd customs laws , is miss
ing. Ho was summoned a few days ago to
testify in the case' brpught by the govern
ment against alleged , violators of the customs
laws , but he did npt appear.
I'vciihttlonn of ci vehind' , , Kv-Tr < > usiirer.
CLEVELAND , O. , ipqu , . 24. The examination
into the peculations of ox-City Treasurer
Axworthy was restarted today. His former
assistant , C. II. WntUhls , was on the stand.
The examination elicited the fact' that Mr.
Watkins was un'abli ; to locate $1,000.000
\vhich had been received from tax collec
tions. Ho was of the opinion that a closer
inspection of the records would clear up the
matter and he waautrccted to make the ex
amination. , , ' , . .
Died In R rit.
Last night Charles Lord , a baggage master
on the Union Pacific railway , fell in a fit
near the comer of Seventeenth and St.Mary's
avenue , and was taken to his home , 1711 $
Chicago street in the patrol wagon. Ho died
a few minutes after reaching home.
Concert > f > xt Month.
The Mockridgo Concert company will give
one of ihcir very enjoyable concerts in Young
Men's Christian association hall , Friday
evening , January 0.
J. L. Holler of Oxford is at the Pa'xtou.
A. , T. Kuhn of Louisville is at the Murray.
P. C. Hayes of Ogden , U. T. , is at the Del-
C. Lowcth of Lincoln Is a guest at I he Mer
Henry Lorpin of Fremont is a guest at the
A. II. Ilcdbloom of Stromsburg is ut the
D. P. Cromn of Beatrice is registered at
W. L. Butler of Boone , la. , is a guest at
tlio Dcllone. |
C. W. Blockson of St. Louis is registered
lit the Murray.
W. T. Ulchaiilson of David City is a guest
ut tlie Paxton.
C. W. Vance of Fremont is registered at
L. J , Hendershalt of Grand Island is a
guest at the Arcnde.
U. W. Browning of Central City is regis
tered at the Paxton.
A. C. Beckwilh of Evunston , Wyo. , Is stop
ping at the Millard.
. Miss Carson of Lincoln is in the city , a
guest nt the Millard.
William Spencer and wife of Norfolk- were
at the Millard yesterday.
Mrs. Frank Dodson of Kearney is in the
city , stopping at the Paxton.
Miss Subra Sargcant of Highland Park ,
111. , is visiting Mrs. S. W. Kilos.
Mrs. J. ID , Himoo is spending the holidays
with her parents at Utica , Neb ,
'J1. S. Pat ton of Elmo. Mo. , Is visiting his
brother , J. C. Patton of this city.
Sam licggcl and wife ot Salt Lake City ,
U. T. , are registered at the Dcllone.
Theodore Wilson has returned home from
\Vortliington \ Military academy to spend the
L , C , Patterson left for Burlington last
evening for a few days' visit with the family
of Miss Maude Virgin. , . ,
Mrs. Ella A. Ittnw of.Ann Arbor , Mich. , is
spending the holldnytuiwitlt her daughter ,
Mrs. Myors , at ITlONiMiolas.
A. A. Bebout. citvjaller ( ) , has gene to Mis
souri to spend ChriUmas with relatives. Ho
was accompanied b Captain Footo of Chi
cago. ' '
Mr. and Mrs. W. A1. Weakly , jr. , of Gales-
burg. III. , are visit lug Mrs. AVeakly'f. sister ,
Mrs. T. W. MeCull&'ugli , at 1444 Nortl.
Eighteenth street. "
Chairman Vromqri..cjiuirman ' of the en-
necrs' grievance eoumijttce , who has been
in town on business for several days , left
for his home in North.Platto last ovcning.
John Cormuck of Pltlsflold , Mass. , whn
has been visiting hifl Brother , Captain Cor-
mack of the Onujl a polieo force , has re
turned to his homo.d.Captiiin Cormuek has
passed the crisis of hi ) ; disease and is now
on the road to recover , ,
Colonel Warner AVUoot. traveling rcpro
sentatlvo of the Mining Industry and Trades
man. the leading mining journal of tin
northwest , came in from Chicago last evening
ing and will spend Christmas with his familj
In this city. Ho goes to Denver within a fo\\
dayst the Mercer : C. AV Benson , Aurora
bar , Lincoln , Neb. ; J. W. Baugliman , Daven
jxirt , In. ; John A. Saxton , Chicago , 111. ; I ei
Burton , Cincinnati , O , ; Itobcrt Stevenson
Toronto , Can.
NEW YOKK. Dec. 24 , ( Special Telegram t <
Tun BEE , ] Kearney " \V. \ J. Scovillc , Nov
CHICAGO , 111. , Dec. 21. [ Special Tolegran
to THE BEE.I The following Ncbraskam
are registered hero today : Grand Paciflo-
S. Frank , Omaha ; Mr. John C. Allen , Lin
coin , Auditorium Jolm it Falrfleld
JACK WAS A TRIFLE TOO CAY
McAulifTo's Arbitrary Actions Queer the Big
Purse Match with Burgo ,
HE WANTED TO NAME ALL THE TERMS
After ItriiNbnhiK wltli tllin for So inn Tlmo
Imlgp Newton tor thn Clllll Declined
to Sign HIP ronlrncl-Othcr
Spoiling New * .
Niw : VOIIK. Doe. 21. "Jack MeAullffo
the light weight champion. signed Ills signa
ture to n document late tonight1 says nil
authority on sporting matters , "which Is
supposed to bo the tltial articles of agree-
inont between the champion and Dick Burgo
of England , but hi reality they arc not worth
the paper the.v are written on , so far as con-
titiet is concerned.
VMeAuliffe signed thonlleged agreement to
light Burgo at the Coney Island Athletic
ehib , for n purse of $45,000 , between March
27 and April ! l , the winner to take all.
"Burgo wusnot present ut the appointed
rendezvous , neither did ho have n represent
ative on hand. There was some lively dis
cussion between Nowtoli and McAullffo be
fore the latter signed. McAullffo demanded
that Burgo should post u forfeit of § 10,000
to guarantee his apponraneo mid ho down to
the stipulated weight 1113 pounds. Newton
said this would be satisfactory to him. hut
he informed McAullffo that Burge iniistbo
present to agree to such terms. Newton
wanted the light to tnko place between
March 17 and April ; ) , then occurred a lively
spat , and the result was that Newton throw
down his pen and refused point blank to
complete the contract. "
Nnw Voiiu , Dee. ! > l.-,1udgo Newton , the
match-maker of the Coney Island Athlello
club , today announced that his club had ar
ranged a contest between Hilly Murphy of
Australia and Johnny Griflln of Braintrec ,
linrlni * at New Orleans.
NEW OuuvN : < . Lu. , Nov. 2-1. Despite the
drizzling weather the attendance at thoraces
races was Rood. Grey Uuko was the only
I'lrst race , M'lllng , lx furlongs : .lohn , T. I ,
< : to 1) ) won. TOXHM Slar (2 ( to 1) ) second , Hltii
Pnrlii'tMir to 1) ) third. Time , 1 :1W4. :
Second race , bulling , live ( iiflongs ; Sum
l- armor , ( I ! to li mm , Sansnlm , (3 ( toI second ,
Kljty Cherry (7 ( to 5) third. Time , 1:11.
_ 'l In ril race , live furlongs , selling : Dukn of
Kent ( Dto 1) ) won , llelolsoCJ to 1) ) bccniul , lloo-
tloooven ( ) thlid. Time : 1:10. :
I'ouilh race , srlllng , seven and onn-half fur-
liingi : ! rcy liilo ) (1 ( to 3) ) won , Heoswlng tfi to
1) ) second , Quarter Deck ( U to 1 third. Time :
1 ilij'j. '
Fifth race , handicap , ono mile and seventy
yardi ! X.ampost , (5 ( to l uon , I.amhottn. (3 ( tel
l ) second , Sight Diaft ( .ito 1) ) third. Time :
iliilin I. . Sulllriin Very 111.
" \VASHINOTON \ , D. C.Dec.24. Ex-Chanvpion
.lolin L. Sullivan , who 1ms been hero during
the week , playing in "The Man from Bos
ton' ' at ono of the theaters , and who-lms not
been particularly careful of his health , was
taken seriQusly sick during last night , and
it is reported that his physicians , after an
examination , say that he has a very decided
tendency toward fatty degeneration of the
heart. It is stated as the physicians' opin
ion that it he lives moderately and temper
ately , refrains from all violent exertions and
all undue excitement he may go along very
comfortably for years , but if ho indulges in
excesses of any kind , and especially liquid
excesses , ho is liable to die suddenly.
liny Track Kesults.
SAN FKAXCICO , Cal. , Dec. 24. Results :
First race , five andonu-lialC furlongs : Queen
won , 1'ntrlco second , I'rlncu tnlrd. TIinu :
Second men , three-quarters of a inllo : Trli
lllly won , Joshua second , Wleklow third. Tiino :
Thin ! race , two mllei ? : Democrat won , Cen-
tllla second , iloio third. Tlinu : 3--4DJ.
Fourth nice , live furlongs : llesslo won ,
Wolvoi-lon second , Cyclonu thlid. Tlnio :
Fifth race , five furlongs ; Jack the Itlpppr
won , Ida Olcn second , St. Croix third. Tlmo :
A number of local admirers of horse flesh
congregated on North Eighteenth street
yesterday afternoon to see a lively race to
cutters between Clinton Briggs' grav horse
and \Villiam Snydor's "Charley S. " The
ruco was for $100 a side and was won by
O. A. CJ. Notes.
The club will within a < luy or two an
nounce the finest boxing show over given in
Prof. Komcrow finds his time pretty well
occupied between his classes and individual
The club billiard tables hnvo been rebuilt
and lltted up with now cloth and cushions ,
and are now second to none in the city.
Colonel Butler has returned from Montana
and takes his constltutioualwlth a regular
ity that is commended to some of the younger
and more pretentious members.
The Fencers' league is becoming a prom
inent factor in this stalwart institution.
Prof. Dennis , late of Puns. Franco , will in
struct the league in the gentlemanly art.
President Amos is very much elated over
the interest taken in fencing , and thinks
now that Prof. Dennis has como on that
there will bo a bettor showing made with
the foils than during the summer.
"What would become of the club if the
striking bag should break ! " was the query
ono of the quieter members let fly at another
one day last week as he listened to the tatoo
some unergutlei youngster was hammering
away on thu defenseless ball. And n smile
Ono of the features of the club that is at
tracting some little attention is the"Caviar
club , " a now institution over which Dr.
Ilolovtschhifr presides. It is organized for
the purpose of discussing topics which do
not ordinarily como within the range of an
athletic club , yet which can easily ho co
ordinated with gymnastic pursuits. It is
the object of the Caviars , when they be
come sufttciently numerous , to hnvo a scries
of open sessions , at which members of the
athletic club will bo highly and intellectually
Cairn on tint At hint Ir.
NRW YOHK. Dec. 21. Owing to the heavy
northwest gale which prevailed hero all day
there have been but two arrivals by way of
Sandy Hook. The wind reached a velocity
of llfty-llvo miles an hour in the morning ,
but gradually diminished toward night ,
and was blowing strong from the northwest
at sunset. Asa uoiiKoipuunco of the high
wind , the water in the harbor his ; been vci'i
much lessened and it was Tldly six feet lowei
than its usual low water mark. Sniiill bouts
and oilier vessels moving about the harboi
became so iced that tlioy wore objects ol
Hold Daylight llohlierjr.
DBTHOIT. Mich. , Dec. 31. A daring rob
bery was accomplished in this city on the
public street in broad daylight this after
noon , by two men , who assaulted and took
from Orcsham M. Waldo , cashier of the Do
trolt Lubricating works , 1,100 , with whiel
ho was to pay oft the factory hands. An at
tempt was tnudo to follow the men , but tlioy
held their pursuers at bay by pointing re
volvers at them and made good their escape.
Cui eminent Telegraph Ituten.
WASHIXUION , D. C. , Deo. 24. The postmaster
tor general has issued the annual clrculai
prescribing the telegraph rates to bo paid
for the transmission of government messages
during the Jlscul year ending Juno ! 10 , 1803.
The rates are the same as those promulgated
thrco years ago and which the Western
Union objected to. The claims of that com-
pauv for telegraph services rendered during
tho'past thrco years have not been settled.
Movements ul Oeeui ; Steiunurt.
At Brow Head Paused City of Paris
from New York.
At Klnsalo Passed Etruria , from Now
At 'Bremen Arrived Tnivo , from Now
1'iilfiiril U Chumploii Xi > w.
Pa. , Dec. 24. A. II
Elliott and K , U. Fulford Miot the fourth
series of iho live matches for the world's
wing championship hero today , result Ing in
favor of Fulford by a .icoro of M to SU This
give * l ilford the championship , ns ho had
won two out of the previous matches shot
How ( lolltiMihiirff ( ) roun
Mr. 0. 11. nyets of CJolhenburg. Nch. , Is
Mopping at the Mercer , Ho Is one of the
eading stockholders In the Gothenburg
overall and shirt factory , "We nro planning
o double the eaiiaclty of our plant , " said
Mr. Hyers to a Hci : reporter yesterday. "Wo
tow have a capacity of sixty dozen a day but
vo shall double that before the 1st of Juno
icxt. The Gothenburg water power is prov-
ng to bo a wonderful succeis in attract-
iif ? manufactories. Thcro Is already a
illegal' works located there and In success-
'ul operation ; the Holtou brass works will
soon bo ready to begin work In a very largo
stabllshment filling three largo brick hulld-
ngs ; the barbed wire factory is secured , and
-here are others coming right along. What
ho town needs most right now ii about Hot )
iou cs for people to live In. You cannot
cut a house In Gothenburg at present for
eve or monoy. 1 cannot take my family to
.he town because 1 can llndno place for them
.o live. In the early spring we in
tend to build a hotel for the
iccotnmodatioii of onr own employes.
I'hcro will be a tremendous building boom
in Gothenburg all next sumer. The i'latto
river canal and reservation lake will furnish
us with an almndanco of water power and
there will he practically no limit to the
growth of the place. The Hurlington road
will build a br.uicb from lloldrcge to Goth
enburg next summer and that will give us
another outlet. "
Speaking of the demand for Nebraska
made goods , Mr. Beyer said : "I saw whtlo
in a commission house in Chicago , not long
since , three orders for Kearney cotton goods
that could not be tilled. There is no ques-
tion.about disposing of Nebraska made goods
where they can be made cheap enough , and
with cheap water power the problem is
solved. Kearney and Gothenburg will haves
no dlillculty In llndlng a market for all the
poods the two towns can i > osslbly place upon
the market. "
Coinlclrd tlm Train Itnhlierof Mtmlrr.
HfXTixoTox , W. Va. , Dec. 24. Thomas
Collins , ono of the bandit's who attempted to
hold up the Chescpoako & Oliio vestibule
train on the Kith and killed Oscar Dick in
the encounter which ensued , was convicted
in tlio circuit court today of murder in the
lirst degree , with a recommendation for llfo
imprisonment. The Jury llxed the sentence
at life imprisonment because thp.v wore not
clear about who llrcd the fatal shot. Forger
Collins' partner , will be tried next week.
on1 on IIU Walk.
John Botzmu , the pedestrian glebe girdler ,
left at 0 o'clock yesterday morning , after a
rest of several days' in Omaha. 1 lo will fol
low the Burlington tracks to an Illinois town ,
and from there take a train to his homo at
Akron , O. , where he is duo January to deliver -
liver a lecture upon his travels , lie will
then return to this Illinois town and4 com
plete his trip of walldng nrotmd the world.
I'oniul Utility of Munlrr.
s , Tcnn. , Dec. 'Jl. Henry Foster ,
the slayer of .Tudgo Morgan , has been found
guilty as charged and sentenced to the peni
tentiary lor lifo. The case was tried at
Water Valley , Miss. The verdict is a sur
prise to both sides. Ono side thought it
should have been hanging and the other that
it should have been an acquittal.
Accidentally Killed Ills I'rlend.
CHICAGO , 111. , Dec. ! M. , T. D. Iewis , pres
ident of the Chicago Coflln company , and a
wealthy man , was accidentally killed by
John til , McClaughlin , an ' undertaker , today.
ISIcClanghlin was showing' Lewis a revolver
mid just how burglars should bo treated.
The revolver was discharged and Lewis was
K\l > r "w Messenger llnrillii KeleuKeil.
CINCINNATI , O. , Dec. ! M. A Commcrcial-
Gaxctto special from Ixmisvillo says that
Charles A. Hardin. the Adams Express mes
senger who was suspected of abstracting
X > .000 from packages between Cincinnati
and Nashville , was released by Iho detec
tives of Wells-Fargo company in Louisville
today. This is taken as an exoneration of
Not KxptM'tucl to Live.
PiTTSiiunn , Pa. . Dec. 2t. Notwithstand
ing the denials from Beaver Falls , it is
known that Jacob Henrici , the head of the
Ecofiomitcs , is dangerously ill and will prob
ably not recover. He was attacked with
paralysis of the throat several days ago and
has been in a sumi-conscious condition ever
Cadets Iteleaied from IiniirUoninrnt.
A.XNAi'oi.is , Md. , Dec. 21. The sixteen
naval cadets who were imprisoned in the
San tea for escorting Fred Perkins , a dis-
missed-imval cadet , to the main gate , wore
this afternoon released from imprisonment
because of their good conduct while in the
Itepiihliean N'lttiiii'iil Committee .
cNuw Yomc , Dec. 21. Chairman Carter of
the republican national committee has noti
fied the members of the executive committee
that n meeting will bu hold in this cit.v in
January. The notices were sent from
Helena , Mont.
Struck by a Train ,
"When a few miles out of thocity yesterday
morning the St. Louis express struck a
buggy containing a male occupant. The
vehicle was badly wrecked , but the driver
and horse escaped with slight injuries.
Appointed a Iteeelvei' .
Pm-sinmo , Pa. , Dec. 21. The county court
today appoiatod a receiver for the Order of
Solon. In making the order the court said if
harmony was restored in the order ho would
discharge the receiver.
Hought u Kallroiul ,
Coiixixn , N. Y. , Dec. 2 . The Koehestor ,
Hornellsvillo & Lackawanna railway has
passed into the possession of the Central
Now York & Western railway.
Afiln : In ItlooinliiKlon.
BI.OOMIXOTOX , 111. , Doc. ! il. Vice Presi
dent-elect Stevenson and party have re
turned homo from their southern tour.
I'ranlV. . Itohl.convlctc'd of the mnrdi'i1 of
Captain I'anlsen. has hrcn scnli'iici'd to Im
olcM'trociitc'd ' In the weoU iN'slunhn ; February
0 , at Slug Hlng , X. V. , pi ison.
In a low at Alloona , I'll. , which Nlnitcdnvcr
some beer , between a gang of white men mil
a numlH'rof negroes , JohuO'llarm was falall
and many others Miveruly Injiiicd ,
All of III" Hudson county. X. . ) . , Imllol ho\
stnll'ersserving liirms In lim stall' prison hnvii
hern liberated , tlm com I of | iiiilons having
paioleil Ihli ly-luo of them ami pardoned out' ,
John A.Vhclini. .
Sylvester K , Wilson , manager of feinalu
base halllslK , who stands convicted of nhducl-
Ingand sfdnelng MlihloHut hut land , one of liU
basii hall team , a young lllnghanilon , N. \ ' . ,
girl , hus been arrested.
The Kvnnsdlhiimisary bill has passed Iho
South Carolina legislature. Thi < hill provides
for night dispensaries in clmrliiston county
tliri'o In Itlchland iind ono each In other
counties. The law will Ial.o < ilicet .Inly l.lH'Ji ) ,
Thu llrltlsh steamer Ameer has arrh'ed at
Olouccstttr fiom Carrllihean ports after a inu t
tumpestuous voyage. In u battureil and dis
abled condition , with every pornon on hoard
biilVorlni ; fiom Injuries lucolvvd In Ihu teirlllo
storms thronali wnlch she passud.
The. West Kml Hln-ut Hallway conipnny o
lloslon hasnotltled lim families of foni-of it
employesholost their lives In allriupls I
savn thu company's piopcrty at a lire , that
besides paying thu funeral expense. * of the
vlclinis.lt ulll also pay to thulr families the
sum of 1,00 Oeach.
Deinity Scrbun ami a court juilgoof itnda-
l'e ! li fought a diml with suoiiUand thudup-
uty recolved a scalp wound ,
rourof thn IrlshmtMi convlclnd In 1880 of
having assisted In the nuiiilur of liu. | : clor
Milltin.wuiloro have heun rcluusud fi-om the
Diilillu prison ,
The Catholics of Bpaln have entered n vigor
ous piolest against allowingthuettuhlbliiiiuiit
of u Protestant church at Madrid , l.iirtto ! ' -
tlllonshavo U > en presuntud to tlu > . ( lii'-en re
gent und Pu-mhtrt-usasta asking Ihfit tlm per
mission granted bo withdrawn.and In many
localltlod btruut Ucuiojiatrutlous huvu let-u
BATTLED WITH THE BANDITS
Qtirza's Men Encounter a Force of United
States Mnrshnls ,
WERE TOO MUCH FOR THE IRREGULARS
Deelslvo Vlrtory for the OuthiUA The 1'lRlit
Took I'ltiro In.iipoln County , Tc.xm ,
nml WHS Illoody While
Nr.w Ont.nANs , La. , Dec. 21. The Times-
Democrat's Neuva Ijuredo , Mox. , special
says that the Mexican revolutionist * have
committed another hold outrage on United
A lengthy dispatch was received today
from Guorr.i stating that reliable informa
tion had Just reached there of an engage
ment" in Xapatn county , Texas , between u
posse ot United States marshals and about
il.OOO revolutionists , which resulted In the
defeat of the marshals and the capture of
two of the latter , who are being held as
prisoners by the outlaws.
List Wednesday tills posse of maralmlls ,
under the leadership of 1'ink I'arnblll , who
is regarded as ono of the bravest ofllecrs In
the lower Hio Grande border , left their camp
at forty miles below Carizzo and made a raid
upon a ranch. They captured Julian
1'alai'los , onoof the leaders of the recent
revolutionary movement , and starled back
to their camp with him. They arrived at
the camp safely , and kept close
guard over their important pris
oner. Just before daylight Friday
morning , the marshals were attacked by
about iiot ) well armed and equipped revolu
tionists. The deputy marshals made a des-
peratd resistniieo , but were overpowered
and compelled to make a retreat. The rovo-
lujionists released 1'ahielos and captured
two of the deputies who remained behind
the remainder of the posso. Suvcral of the
revolutionists were killed and wounded , and
it is also reported that three of the deputies
there is a rumor hero today that two
deputies were taken prisoners , were hanged
by thu revolutionists and their bodies rid
dled witli bullets , but no conllrmation of this
rumor has been received.
H is understood that the. federal authori
ties in Laredo have received full particulars
of thu fight , hut. that tlioy are suppressing
the news. In order that the plan which they
are arranging for the capture of the revolu
tionists may be carried out successfully.
This occurred forty miles north of Guerrn ,
and news was brought to the military au
thorities at the latter place hv courier. It
was expected that the revolutionists would
attempt to escape by crossing over into Mexico
ice if hard pressed by the United States
troops , who an ; now hot on their trial.
An army olllcer stationed lu Texas has
written a letter to a friend in Washington ,
D. C. , in which he pictures Iho .situation on
the Hio Grande as follows :
"Knterigo Kainon , who was in the fight
at Hetanal , December Ifi , 18111 , and who per
sonally murdered Corporal Eastman , crossed
the Hio Graudo December 20 , twenty-eight
miles south of Laredo , Texas , with n force
ofllftteein men , suriomulcd a captain , n
lieutenant and four men inn wooden shed
and burned them alive. They then killed
four others with bullets and wounded ten ,
besides taking ; a number of prisoners and
fifty horses with saddles , carbines and amu-
nition and escaped back to Texas In broad
"This is the official report of General Ber
nardo. I'ou can infer from this onu incident
that our experiences during tlio present
winter are not exuberantly pleasant. The
interior department , however , did nothing
for us.AVc had no guides , no interpreters , no
pack train , until a late date , no canned meats
which could ho used without cooking noth
ing.'o had to take things as wo found
them ; no blankets but our saddle blankets
and everything else the same. But wo
busted them up in line sbapo and had not
the petty oflleiuls along the Hio Gramlo been
in full affiliation , in most cases , with Garza ,
wo would have Americanized the Hio
About the time a man gets old enough to
fall in love with some judgment ho forgets
A Nc\v York girl , who had been jilted by
a wealthy suitor , lias been awarded 5,000
Many a fellow who is conspicuous for his
sighs before ho marries turns out to bo u
very small man afterward.
lie "If not tall I'd
: you were so pronoso
to you. "
"Sho : "If you dia you'd see how short I
could be. "
There are few girls who wouldn't bo will
ing to postpone the consideration of their
diamond wedding in favor of a diamond en
Miss Geraldine Scott Hoyt and William
ICano were made man and wife in Now York
last week. The brUlo is a granddaughter of-
General Winfleld Scott.
A teacher dismissed by the St. Louis
school board on account of her getting mar
ried has obtained n divorce nml been reappointed -
pointed to her old place.
Ho : "It's too bad our little summer ro
mance couldn't go on forever , isn't Hi"
She : "Yep , Jack. But then I've got to
got married some time , you know" .
A California lady declares in her bill for
divorce that her married lifo Interfered with
her literary labors. Tlio latter , it is BUS-
pcctod , consisted of cutting out curl-papers.
Minnie Honestly , now , didn't ho drive
with one hand as soou as you were out of
Mamie No. IIo ho ilrovo with tlio other
The engagement is announced of Miss
Lidy Elliott , daughter of Major Elliott of
the Engineer corps , to Mr. Fielding Lowls
of Virginia , a descendant of the Washington
Nathan Faucett , a wealthy farmer , aged
85 , was married at Wilmington , Del , , to a
Miss Sharp , who is flfty-flvo years his
junior. Ills friends regard it as a sharp turn
Bella Does Nell expect to have many wed
ding presents ?
Kslello I guess so , At any rate , she will
if she has ono from every man o whom she
ban been engaged.
It Is dlscournglng to a newly-married man
to sour his cons''iowo prnibing his blushing
little wife's first cake , and Hum have her
tell him that she got It at the bailor's when
she went down town ,
An interesting marriage engagement Is
announced , the vuryhlgh contracting powers
being Colonel Hccdlland , a Mexican gentle
man , who Is seven feet two Indies in height ,
and Miss llossmnn of Minnesota , who stands
six feet eleven inches high in bur slippers.
The census of Philadelphia .shows that
there nro 1,000 moro fomalcs than males ,
and that of these ' , ' 1,000 are women who have
passed their majority. It Is a pointer to the
extra lot of bnohi'lom In other cities , Phila
delphia is noted for its sensible , beautiful
anil attractive women.
"So , " exclaimed the father to the young | 1
man who had run oil' with his daughter and i ,
married her and was returning to jialoli up a * '
ppacoso ; you and that girl doped together ,
did you. " "Wt'll. yes , " responded the young
fellow In a bnsiucKs-llkij tone ; "you didn't
think wo had eloped apart , did you ! "
Specie KxjHii-U Tor I lie Week ,
Nr.w YOHK , Deo. 21. The exports of spcclo'
from Now York for the week wore $ lH7t- ;
( WO , of which SI,40OJO ! ) In gold and SUS-J.-IWI
in silver went to Eurnpu , anil $ . " > 7I,51fi in gold
nndUfiiO ! In silver to South America.
Killed liy n While I toy ,
SAVANNAH , Ga. , Dec. 24 : At Valdosta
fxwett Ueynlco , a white boy aged 111 , shot anil
killed Mc.ford Bualdiii , colored , aged IS.
They got into u row while firing oil flro-
Tried to I'oUon IIU Wife.
BOSTON , Mass. Dec. 31 Guilty of putting
arsenic in an oyster stew with Intent to kill
lib wlfo , was the verdict the Jury found
against Michael Andrew today ,
nf five Hue * inluu under iht licailfl/tu
centi ; mc/i / ( uJdHfomil line ten ventt ,
AM'IIKSlluttli ! M. , thu ll-ycai'-oldduuKU-
teiuf ( leorgn A minis , of thu cOinily turns-
urur'tiolllru , Uled nt 1 o'clock thla iiiorulun.
Notice ot fuufrul lalur.