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THE OMAHA 11A1LY JIEE: SUNDAY, FKBltUAHY 8. ISI03.
DANCE .NOT ALL MERRIMENT
OntKinWb.,Thon,bt H mlf a Maaagtr
ticdi in the Citj Jail.
FRIE.ND iOOM COKE TO BAIL HIM OUT
Cotntv rat tons ('( la Dn.rkri Otrr
toe RnKLrMv f thr Mora ad
Dead; Hall In relahtaa'
' Uralfr Block.
Thar was sound of revelv-y br night.
The Morantf dancing academy In the Crelgb.
ton theetr block was crowded with fair
Women who leaned upon brave men "with
ronflrlear and both hands." while the band
played everything from Strsuss to Wllllama
sod Walker. Xnd even aa ther danced, one
of t-bje who had made the occasion possi
ble for thtm waa languishing in the city
Jr., bruised In he;-!, wounded In pride and
B0- at everything that ever happened.
Hla name waa and atlll la William Jordan.
t and he bad been taken to the atation bjr
Bertram Hayes and Officer Leach because
he ahowed aa Inclination to "atart thin"
at the door of the Morand ball with J. J.
Mera aa the other and unwilUng com
batant. The bltterneaa between the two datea
. back aeverat week and Ha cauae la par.
tlally ahown In the dlatTlct court record.
8uch recorda make it appear that Jordan,
Hyera, A, G. Olbaon, A. M. Gibson, George
Newman and Henry. Ranmussen eutered Into
ral month-to-month loose with W. R. Mo.
rand for the privilege of conducting Satur
day night dances at the hall, the rental to
be 175 per month. Later, it la further
shown, Myera returned to Morand the mem
oranda which waa tie only tangible record
of tha leaae, and secund a lease for him.
elf at WO per month. The othera ob.
Jected to thla and aecured an order of court
reatralnlag Myer from using the ball and
Morand from allowing him to use it. At
the same time they asked that the new
leaae be held to be their leaae, and this
gave Myera a loophole through which At
torney John O. Yelser subsequently Jerked
him with great promptness and eclat. By
aoceptlnf the new tosse aa their lease.
Myera argues, they contracted to pay 'ISO
per month rental, but rendered Morand only
$78. Subsequently Myers bad Morand can.
col thla lease an the ground of non-pay.
ntent of full rent, and lease the hall to
William McMillan of Council Bluffa at ISO
per month. The others didn't know of thla
and repaid Myera, bia ISO and permitted him
ta withdraw frctn the enterprise entirely.
-There waa slgnad, also, an agreement or
stipulation dtsnjsing the ault agalnat him
at plaintiffs' -joat.
But McMUian la Myer'a friend and made
Myera his -assistant manager." The two
vent to tr dancing academy almost before
dark last evening and took possesion, with
Morand' comsont, it ! aaid. They tele
phoned the police that they expected
trouble from intruders and officers were
ent, o 'be la readlneaa. About 7:30 the
original and unsuspecting lesier arrived,
with a, -ticket box under the arm of one
. of ther i and a smile of anticipation on
every face. When they found Myera at
the tVior taking in the money they eaW a
great light and realized what had hap-
a pened. Jordan started In to tell what ha
thought about It, and that'a when the offi
cer a got him. Ha was balled out shortly
afterward by frienda. Other friends kept
roming to the atation for two hours after
lie araa gone to perform tha same kindness
for him. Meanwhile two policemen stayed
at the dancing hall and Myera aeemed
very willing that they should. ' .
... ... Tet JeS olt Dance.
Bohemian Turners' halt was merry last
ulaht with the masked and bedecked
dancers of the Tel Jed Snknl. Prizes were
awarded amounting In the aggregate to fi6
for the beat contumee. The first woman's
rlze was awarded to the Misses Bvaclna,
five in number,- imjr of whom masked sa
mice dr?w. a allpper In which Cinderella
sat. -MIhS Leopold. Stary Waa awarded
second prlle aa a Moravian peasant girl.
The. third award went to Mr. Mlroalav
llud how much cheaper they aell strictly
high-grade Planoa than other housea do.
they Invariably express the greateat sur
prise. So will you, when you examine into
our offers at our
FEBRUARY P(AK0 SALE
which includes the greateat world winners
in the Piano Maker a art.
Every Instrument Included In this sale.
The new high-grades, the medium grade,
and the Commercial Pianos. Here you will
find the magnificent KNABB, the exquisite
KRANICH BACH, the celebrated KIM
BALL, the reliable, HALLKT DAVIS
Piano, BTERUNO ' Planoa, NEEDHAM
Pianos, KRBLL Pianos, SCHUMANN
Planoa, WHITNEY Planoa. HOSPE Planoa,
ROYAL Planoa. HINZB Planoa. BURTON
Pianos, and many more of the beat Instru
New Pianos, new designs, new esses, new
Ycu will And Planoa that are nearly new
some a little abop-worn, some from rent
stock, some re-flnlahed at our shod, which
look Ilka new, some alightly used, ethers
AH of them fully guaranteed, every one
accompanied by. nne atool and ararf.
Here Is your opportunity to Invest your
monthly or weekly savings and In abort
time owa a handsome Piano, for we ac
cept email paymenta to ault the purcbaaer.
The prioee are the surprises, the quality
the essence? the security the sa'cjuard.
1 aad the terms the trade brlngera.
' Think of buying a new full else Plane,
with duet music deak. Boston fall-board,
full Iron plate, bushed pins, handsomely
carved trusses, three pedal, upright Instru
ment for only $137. on IS monthly payments
Why pay double' thla amount elsewhere.
Then again a One veneered caae upright,
up-todate piano, any wood, good grade, only
1117, ea little paymenta. You can't get
- this one tor Ifsa than 1225 elsewhere.
We have high-grade Pianos marked down
to 1225. same thing coat tSOO. Easy pay
Used Ui right planoa for I'JG. $115. $1IJ
and up. according to grade. Paymenta easy
te suit customer.
Grand aquare planoa. from fSS te $55,
terms IS cash. 3 per month
Organs, (used). $11. $15. $26. $25. aew or.
gana. $11. $40, $43. $3, $58 and up Etcol
and book Included
Piano stools, piano beochea, erg a a stools.
plaae scarfs aad cavers, at half prices.
1IIJ-19IS Douftaa U
I.etovky. with a paper drees repreeentlns;
tho !nkrk Xamrtu. Of the mm Hramrk
and Michael ,n first prlae with hHr
ennt-o-mnhllet otto Muall an a Bohemian
f-himney rp took eecond. and Toinmrk
bnthera ,n Bohemian carpenter were
awarded third. Hpclal prises were eMven
Mr. f,crk and Mr. IMac-rk as Klondike
miner- Misses Hohnrek and Sramek aa
fenr'ift girls and Mrar John Meydurk
and l'raska as rlowne. Joseph Mlk acted
master of ceremonies kr Joseph K'Ricik.
nton Knoll, rharla Kautskv, AUlrlch
.icien ami Joacpn Mlk were the floor com
mittee. The Hohemuin union orchestra
furnished the muelc.
PRESIDENT SENDS RECOMMEND
Kndoreea Kew York Pollreman Mho in
District Attorney Condemned
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. Police Captain
Schmlttberger, who recently passed an ex
am luatlon for promotion to an Inspector,
hip and who has been denounced by Dis
trict Attorney Jerome aa unfit to hold office
In consequcjire of revelations made during
the Lexow Investigation, made public the
following letter tonight:
WHITE MOfRP:. WISHivnTnv
II. Wri. My peer Blr: In reply to your
letter of the .nth Inst., the president di
rects me to say that he will be delighted
to have you refer to him for your entire
service during the period he was a member
or me ponce commission or New York.
OEORUB B. CORTELYOIT,
Beer; tary to the President.
TINY CRAFT TO EVOLUTE
Torpedo Boats aad Sabsnarlnes Have
Special Maneuver Arranged
t for Them.
NEWPORT, R. I., Feb. 7. Extensive
maneuvcra for the torpedo fleet, aa well at
aeveral of the new submarine naval ' ves
sels, will take place oft this port during
i the spring.
The torpedo fleet will Include practically
all the boats In commission on the At
lantic coast, while among the submarines
will be Holland, Moccasin and Adder.
For the first few weeka the flotilla will
engage in individual ship drills, but the
exercises will conclude with fleet ma
BLOW SAFE TO TINY ATOMS
Crarkamem Invade New York Tender
loin and Kacape with Two
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Expert cracksmen
visited the Tenderloin district early today
and opened two safes, one by aklllfu.1
drilling and the other by a charge of nitro
glycerine that shattered the massive steel
box Into bits no bigger than one's hand.
Hughes Bros., contractor, on West
Twenty-seventh atreet, and the Knicker
bocker auction rooms 'on West. Twenty
e'ghth street were the victims, who be
tween them lost nearly $2,000 in money and
FAMILY DUEL ONE-SIDED
Father Takes Son's Shots WHhoat
Firing; Even Once la
CARBONDALE, 111., Feb. 7. Investiga
tion today of the shooting affray yesterday
at . Desoto, In which City Marshal Silas
Farmer waa killed by his son Alonio,
fends to show that Alonso ahot himself.
It is said that when the aon'a wounds
were pronounced not fatal by Dr. Beason
Alonio tried to kill himself. It is now be
lieved that Alonso Farmer shot his father
and himaelf and that .the father did not
Are a shot.
CHILD LAB0R PROHIBITED
Sonth Carolina Legislature Passes
Law Raising; Ac Limit for
COLUMBIA, S. C. Feb. 7. The house of
representatives today pasaed the bill al
ready approved by the senate prohttltlng
child labor in textile manufactories and
After May 1 the age limit is to be 10
yeara; for the year following 11 and after
May, 1905, 12. j
PLENTY OF COAL AVAILABLE
Readlna; Company Claims to Have
Finally Lifted Famine for
READINO, Pa.. Feb. 7. The officials of
the Reading railroad announce tonight tha(
they have the coal situation ao well In
band tht all danger from a further fuel
famine for this winter is over.
The towns along the branch roads are
now bring aupplled and the company ex
pects shortly to. begin larger western ship
Mrs, Poor Throws Money In Stove.
Mrs. Charles Poor has aaaln created a
eenaatlon by throwing her money Into the
car eiove wnne traveling in tne atate of
Washington. Mrs. Poor'a mind was af
fected by the unfortunate tragedy In which
her h i b band lost his life here in Omaha a
number of years airo. In recent years she
haa had a mania for traveling and often
during theeo trtue become violent and it
has been necessary to restrain her.
Arthur H. Allen and Miss Mary A. De
laney were married Friday evening at the
home of Rev. C. W. Savldge, the ceremony
having been performed ly Hev. C. W.
O. A. Stoddard, a email boy, was arrested
last nlaht at Fourteenth and DoiikIss
streets, and charged with being drunk and
disorderly by ualng loud and profane
language on the streets.
A. L. Imon was pinched by Officer
Home yesterday afternoon and charged
with being drunk and disorderly. Union
tave the name of John Doe. lie waa re
eased test night on. ball.
Sherman Tullls. rooming In the Elkhorn
Valley house, waa arrested on general
principles last night by Ottlcera Hullivaa
find King. Tullls la a former convict, hav
ing ben sentenced for burglary.
isaao Yohannan, the Persian missionary,
will preach at the Swedish Lutheran
church. Twenty-third and Vinton aireeta
at 7. SO tonight. He will appear In the Per
sian costume and talk of the life of the
people of hla country.
Hon. Donal Weir, one of the largest land
owners and live stock raisers of northeast
ern Nebtjku. brought diwn a tralnload of
fat cattle fir the South Omahu market. He
owna one of the largeat and beat u.ulppd
stock farma in Wayne county, where he
haa lived for many years.
Sam Alexander, a negro who claims South
Omaha as hla home, waa arm ted aat
night by Patrolman Kyan in tha saloon at
Fourteenth and Howard atreeta. The
prlaoner haa been staying about the saloon
for five or eix days and refused to leave
w hen ordered to do eo by the proprietor.
Alfred Hruner, a 14-montha-old child of'
Mrs. Hruner. living at UM California street,
was burned on the face laat nltcht with
creosote. Lr. Vane waa summoned from
the pollee atation and alleviated the In
iant'a Buffering. The burna are not aerioue.
The bottle waa on a table and If 1 1 r Alfred
climbed up and got It. In raising the bottle
above hla head the cork came out and the
liquid poured on hla face.
W. Stevens, living In the Dodge hotel and
one of the proprletore at a saloon at the
corner of Ninth street and Capitol avenue,
waa arrested last night and charged with
assault and battery. John HUe of Sj7 South
Thirteenth street, waa arrested and will
answer to being drunk. It la said that
rtite. with several companions, were In the
saloon mooching dnnka and refused to pay
for the same Stevens then hit him with a
bear mug. cutting a auperfWlaJ artery on
tha left aide of I ha peek, Dear UUa Jugular
vela aud eUtUpf his ear. . "
COMMERCE OF PAST YEAR
Comparative Figures n Liv Etock Be-
ceipti at Principal Markets.
INCREASE OF TONNAGE ON THE LAKES
Mast Noticeable Feat are ef the Year
Waa the Decrease In tiraln Re
celpts at Seaboard
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. (Special.) The
main currents of Internal commerce for
1902, so far as they have been made the
subject of statistical reports, are presented
in the December summary of Internal com
merce. Issued by the Tressury Bureau of
Statistics. According to these reports the
receipts of rattle at the five leading stock
markets of Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha,
St. Louis and St. Joseph during the past
year numbered 7,710,559 head, compared
with 7.243.469 head In 1901, and $.602,735
bead In 1900. The number of hogs re
ceived In 1902 Is given at 15,614,129 head. In
contrast with the much higher number of
IS. 764, 014 head in 1901, as well as with
17,239,621 head In 1900. The average weight
of the 7.895,238 hogs received at Chicago
In 1902 was 220 pound., compared with 226
pounds for twelve months of 1901. At Kan
sas City the average "weight of hogs re
ceived in 1902 waa 200 pounds and 197
pound" In 1901. At Chicago the demands
for city use and local consumption for the
year 1902 were 12,589,717 head of all claises
of stork, compared with 12,439,207 head In
At Kansas City a somewhat different ten
dency was shown In lighter requirements
for local consumption and heavier demands
for feeders shipped and driven to the
country. In 1902 local consumption took
4.180,297 head and In 1901 5.572.930 head.
The feeder movement In 1902 reached the
extraordinary total of 1,112.067 head, in
comparison with 768,045 head in 1901. At
St. Joseph a similar condition prevailed
throughout the year, resulting In a reduc
tion In local consumption from 2,758.110
head In 1901 to 2.419.635 head In 1902. while
the number of feeders shipped and driven
to the country Increased from 67,926 head
in 1901 to 152.198 head In 1902.
The contribution of livestock to rail
way traffic at these five markets In 1902
amounted to 583.245 cars, compared with
622,352 cars In 1901 and 582,257 cars in 1900.
It would thua seem that the high tide of
livestock traffic was reached In 1901 and
that the last year has returned to the
level of activity Indicated by the figures of
The stock of cut meats at the five mar
kets of Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, St.
Louis and Milwaukee on December 31, 1901,
amounted to 269,137,147 pounds. On the
corresponding date of 1902. the stocks were
179,029,100 pounds. There was thus a
shrinkage of 90,108,047 pounds, or 33.48 per
cent, in the course of a year.
Commerce on the Great lakes between
domestic ports for the entire calendar year
resulted In freight receipts amounting to
54.074,729 net tons, compared with 45,079,
019 net tons for 1901. Iron ore and min
erals constitute approximately half of this
freight tonnage. In 02 there were 27,
898,424 gross tone of ore and minerals re
ceived at lake ports from domestic sources.
In 1901 20,770,447 gross tons. Coal con.
trlbuted 8,256.117 net tons to the receipts
of 1902 and 9,205,764 net tons In 1901.
Totals of Lake Traffic.
The final figures for arrivals and clear
ances of vessels In the coasting trade on
the Omar lakes for 1902 give, In pet regis
tration arrivals of 74,609,251 tons and clear
ance of 74,807.718 tons. The maximum
movement occurred In August, when ar
rivals totalled 10,598,176 tons and clear
ances 10,848,384 tons. Freight traffic through
the Sault Ste. Marie canals (.mounted to
35,961,146 net tons In 1902, 28,403,065 tons in
1901 and 25,643.073 tone In 1900. Freight
tonnage passing through the Portage lake
ship canals waa 2,682,189 tons.
At the north Atlantic 'seaboard receipts
of grain and flour reduced to bushels were
228,117,884 b'uBhels at the four ports of
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Balti
more, compared with 822,488,394 bushels In
1901, a loss in 1902 of 29.3 per cent. It is
estimated that shipments of grain and flour
alone from these four ports represented a
shrinkage of about 3,000,000 . net tons In
ocean freight. Receipts of grain, Including
flour, reduced to bushels, at New York dur
ing the past year were 114,926,823 bushels,
in comparison with 136,783,7bl bushels in
1901, a decreaae of 16.12 per cent. The re
duction In grain receipts at Boston was
from 62,434,920 bushels In 1901 to 81,674,313
bushels in 1902, or 39.6 per cent. At Phila
delphia 50,966.395 bushels were reported as
received In 1901 and In 1902 38,008,306 bush
els, a loss of 25.4 per cent. At Baltimore
veceiots of grain and flour reduced to bush
els amounted in 1901 to 75.991.178 bushelu.
In contrast with 40,773,785 boahela In 1902,
a decrease of 46. S4 per cent.
Receipts of grain at Portland, Mc., In
1902 amounted to 12,151,840 bUBbels,- those
of flour to 28.226 barrels, making a grand
total of 12,278,857 bushels, including flour
reduced to bushel. Of grain only, not In
cluding flour, 2,979,463 bushels came from
American sources and 9,172,377 bushels from
Canada. Of the quantity derived from
American eources 2,890.614 bushels were
wheat and 88,849 bushels were corn.
On the Atlantic and gulf coaats promi
nent features of trade are the shipments of
coal by water from New York, Philadel
phia, Baltimore and Newport New3. Nine
coal companies reporting shipments over
their docks at tide water give 14.205,600 tons
as the quantity carried from these ports to
coastwise destinations from January 1 to
November 30, 1902. Coal receipts at Bos
ton for the calendar jear 1902 were 4,280,
209 tona, compared with 4,812.419 tons In
1901. Of this latter quantity 2.164,558 tons
were anthracite and 2,648.861 tons bitumi
nous. For 1902 anthracite amounted to
1.064,170 tons and bituminous to 8,226,039
Receipts of cotton In sight for the first
four months of the season to December 11,
1902, amounted to 6,773,598 bales. Of this
total 4.934.177 balea were received at sea
board ports. . Southern mills took 820.500
bales. In net overland ahlpments thre has
been a steady decreaae to 649,060 balea In
1902 from 697,930 balea In 1901 and 704,464
balea In 1900.
A total of 10,838.842 bushels of wheat was
shipped from Galveston In 1902. South
western yellow pine shipments for ths
eleven months ending November, 1902, are
given as 2,381.838 thousand feet. In com
parison with 1.992.C01 thousand feet in 1901
and 1,719,728 thousand feet In the equal
period of 1900.
Receipt of coal at San Franclaco for
1902 amounted to 1,445.698 gross tons, being
smaller than during any of the preceding
three years. 61 per cent coming from for
eign sources. The Pacl3c coast salmon
pack for 1902 is reported as amounting to
4,224.750 cases of tour doien one-pound cans
each, to which Alaska contribute 2,638,439
Arbltratora Are Comlaar.
James M. Lynch, president of the Inter
national Typographical union, and Edward
tTegaard, secretary of the National Typo
thrtue. will arrive in Omaha during the
coming week to act aa arbltratora in the
settlement of the differences existing be
tween the job prli.tera and their employers.
"Mr. Lynch has bo- n selected by the Omaha
Typographical unio tnd Mr. Kregaaro by
the employers, and th two will select the
third inemher tt Uu j.Ulualiou bwaxd.
MILITARY GAME OF EUCHRE
Proaresalve Hlah Five and Whist
Thrown In the Shade hy the
Sew So la I Fad.
Military euchre has taken a great hold
on New York and several evening of each
week are devoted to It In the Aetor gal
lery of the Waldorf-Astoria, always In aid
of some worthy public cause.
The man who invented It. and has had It
patented, says a New York letter, makes a
business of taking charge of these combats
with the Mrria. He furnlshea all the anna.
r rat us, and chargea $1 per table for his
service and the use of his outfit. As be
requires but three assistants, and as there
are often from sixty to 100 tsbles in one
game, he Is not losing money.
In this game, each table Is a fort, held
by four people, who play In the Interests
of each other, and never against each other.
While one couple are at their fort, holding
it against two outsiders, the other two are
out somewhere In the room making ao at
tack upon another fort. Each game won by
the four, whether at the home table or the
one visited, secures a small colored flag,
which Is hung above tho fort. The one
over which the largest number of flags
hang at the end of the evening is the win
ner, and each of the four receives a prize.
There is one pleasant thing about the game
these four who begin together In the be
ginning of the evening are never pitted
against each other, but each gentleman le
always sure of having one of the two
women as his partner.
The thing works out In practice after
this manner: The table are set for (our
players, as in other games. Each Is num.
bered, from one up. On each side of the
table and clamped to It is a tall staff.
Cords run from the one to the other, and
upon them the small brass rings, to which
the captured flags are to be hung. Sur
mounting the staffs are larger flags, which
give a martial air to the room.
As each four come In they are given
badges specifying the table at .which they
are to be seated. Those of the gentlemen
are numbered 1 and 3; thdse of the women,
2 and 4. When the game is ready, the sig
nal Is given by the entrance of a drummer
and a flfer, who make the circuit of the
room, playing loudly. After' that, the com.
mencement of each game is announced by
the roll of the drum. Changes in position
from table to table are in answer to a blast
from a bugle. The opening of the evening
Is announced by a pistol shot. Thus the
affair takes on a military air throughout.
The old method of progression from table
to table la eliminated entirely. The man
who manages the affair sends to each ta
ble a small card, at the end of each game.
Indicating the arrangement for the next
game. Thus at table No. 7 there will be
a card which says. "1 and 2 to table No.
16." That means that the gentleman num
bered 1, and the woman numbered 2, at table
No. 7 go to table No. 16 and play one game.
If they win It, they carry the flag which
an attendant has hung up for that purpose.
back to their own table, where It remains.
If they lose it. It remains as a trophy for
the table or fort they have thus vainly
attempted to storm. In either case, they
return to their own fort after this one
game to await further orders.
Meanwhile, their partners have remained
at home, defending their fort against an
assault from some other table.
In the next game, there comes another
order, sending a couple from their table
to attack another fort. There is no reg
ularity about these attacks one may storm
No. 2 In one ghme. No. 10 In another and
No. 15 In a third. When there are a Urge
number of tables the room is divided Into
several sections, and changes from table to
table are made only within a given section.
But the players are playing during the ev
ening again'.! the entire room, and the
prlzea "e distributed accordingly.
It looks a little puzzling at first, hut is
easy enough when one gets the hang of it.
The game Is exciting the roll of the drum,
the shrill bugle, the flags over the tables,
the carrying home of the trophies of war,
or the returning empty handed. One of
the most attractive features Is found In
the fact that me does not know where he
Is to be sent, but he always knowa where
he la a-oins tralght to the home fort, car
rying his sheavea with him.
PUT KIPLINGJJN THE STAGE
London Aetor Produce Dramatised
Version of Light that Failed to
LONDON, Feb. 7. George Fleming's
adaptation of Rudyard Kipling' "The
Light That Failed" waa produced at the
Lyric theater tonight with decided suc
cess. Forbes Robertson as Dick Holder and
Gertrude Eliott as Malsle brought out the
pathoa and human interest of the novel,
the plot of which was followed faithfully
throughout the three act. At the end of
the play the audience gave the actora an
ovation and called for the authors. Mr.
SEEK CANNIBALKING'S CASH
Helra at White Chief of Caroline
Islanders Bend Lawyer to
SAVANNAH, Feb. 7. Colonel' W. O.
Hartrldge, a lawyer of Savannah, left today
for Hong Kong and the Caroline Islands to
look after the estate of Captain David
O'Keefe, long known aa "King O'Keefe of
Yap," on behalf of O'Kee'fe'a heirs.
Twenty-five years age O'Keefe was
wrecked on Yap, an island of the Caroline
group, v and became chief of the natives.
He Is supposed to have left an estate of
MUST PROSECUTE OR DIE
Sob of Poisoned Womaa Threntened
with Arsenle In HI
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Feb. 7. Al Birch,
son of Mrs. Nacy Birch, who, with five
othera, waa poisoned by having arsenic
put In the coffee, has received an anony
mous letter stating that It be does not
prosecute the person who did the poisoning
he will be the next victim.
SEEK BAIL FOR TILLMAN
Attorney Serve Notice of Anpllra.
tloa to t'oart to Bo Made
CHARLESTON, 8. C. Feb. 7. Tillman's
attorneys Still ask next Thursday that he
be releaaed on ball pending his trial for
killing N. G. Gonzales.
The served notice of their action on
Attorney General Gunter and Solicitor
Thurmond this evening.
RAIN FLOODS FRISC0 STREETS
Delete Bnslnes Men' Cellar aad
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. Late this
afternoon the wind suddenly sprung up
from the northwest, bringing with a it a
hailstorm and a deluge of rain.
The atreeta were converted Into river a.
In the business district cellars were flooded
and In the suburbs there was an Interrup
tion of street car traffic.
HUSTLED TO THE ROCK "PILE
A pnrlon Lord Who Married a
Mlasoarl Girl ent Over
The self-styled "Colonel F. Seymour Bar
rlngton of London. S. W., and Hla Majesty's
Horso Guard." who married Miss WUhel
mina Crace Cochraivn of Kansas City, Kas.,
a week ago, after a courtship of but three
weeks, was fined $500 by Judge Tracy In
tho police court In St. Louis last Monday.
The charge was "disturbing the peace" of
James F. Cochrane, hie brother-in-law. The
"colonel" haa no money, and must go to
the workhouse. It will require one year's
labor on the rork-illo to liquidate his fine.
The charge and his hasty trial and speedy
conclusion of the court shocked the colonel,
who had little to aay. He was dressed with
scrupulous care. His clothes, which are of
very ordinary texture, seem to have been
selected with a view of being aa foppish aa
possible. He prizes them hlhly. ma over
coat, which he carried with him from his
cell, was purchased at a Broadway clothing
house. It Is of the $10 variety. All hla
clothes are very new. His hat Is one that
probably would cost not more than $1.35.
His suit Is of ordinary make. A mock dia
mond adorns a blue tie, which the "colonel"
never gets tired of adjusting. On the ring
linger of the left hand a circlet, with In
itials, la worn. He Is proud of It, too, and
always holds It so It can be seen.
After the case was closed Barrlngton waa
led to the holdover, and If no one comes to
his rescue within a few hours he will be
placed In the Black Maria and begin hla
journey to the workhouse.
The charge against Barrlngton grew out
of his tight with Cochrane. At the conclu
sion of the evidence Judge Tracy said, ad.
"Under ordinary circumstances It Is not
regarded the province of a police magis
trate to say much when passing sentence
on persons brought before him. This, how
ever, is an unusual case. It la certainly a
sad commentary on our times and customa
that educated, cultured American girl fall
ao easy a prey to the wilea and tinkling
cymbals of foreign titles.
"Under the Information, Barrlngton and
Cochrane are charged with conduct tending
to produce a breach of the peace.
"When Cochrane interviewed thla man
Barrlngton and learned how the pseudo lord
had won his sister by playing the Claude
Melnotte role. It was conduct calculated to
cause him to strike the wretch who had not
only wrecked hla slater's life, but humili
ated his family's rjame.. He ought to have
Eiruca Harrington ana wouia nave oeeu a
poltroon and a coward had he not done so.
Many itsan would have ended the affair
with a bullet.
"Barrlngton, you may congratulate your
self that you have a brother-in-law con
servative enough to allow you to escape to
the. calaboose with a whole skin. You were
very lucky for the damage you have done
that Innocent girl through your masquerad
ing Is almost Irreparable.
"Your conduct comes within the province
of the ordinance, even If you did not resist
whet) your brother-in-law struck you. I
fine you the maximum sentence in my
power, $500. Cochrane, you are discharged
and you have my congratulations for the
way you defended your sister's honor."
HELPS MEN WH0L0SE RICHES
Aa Association of Men Devoted to a
1'nlqae aad I'noatentatlons
More than a century and a half ago, re
lates the Philadelphia North American,
Alexander Pope wrote of "Humble Allen,"
who "with conscious shame, did good by
stealth, and blushed to And It fame." Mod
ern bards could not easily find Inspiration
In such a theme. "Humble Aliens" are
not many nowadays. Charity haa become
an Institution, and, like murder. It will out.
Philanthropists are sorely distressed to
avoid publicity for their benefactlona and
one cannot endow a refuge for orphans
or indigent cats without a noisy flourish,
from the housetops.
It Is curious and somewhat startling,
then, to And that right here in Philadelphia
has existed for nearly fifty years, without
the knowledge of more than a few persons,
an association of men devoted to a unique
and unostentatious well-doing. Public ig
norance of their enterprise Is all the more
remarkable from the fact that among these
men are some of the wealthiest, most In
fluential and best known citizens in the
Included in the membership list are auch
names as Jay Cooke, N. Parker Shortrldge,
Lincoln Godfrey,- Joel J. Bally, Justus C.
Strawbrldge, Isaao H. Clothier, John H.
Converse, Richard Wood and others of
But It la the unusual character of their
beneficence that attracta Interest. All
tbeae men are wealthy some beyond the
dreams of avarice but their purpose has
nothing to do with the amelioration of the
condition of the pauper. On the contrary,
theirs is a socletey for the rescue of the
decayed millionaire. 1
They call It the Merchants' Fund associa
tion and the forty-ninth annual meeting
waa held the other day in a little old room
In South Fourth street, away from the
clamors of the more pretentioua virtues.
In a word, the plan of these kindly old
gentlemen Is to relieve eace wealthy com
panions of their early daya, who have since
lost their fortune or In other ways suffered
the vicissitudes of time.
The act of Incorporation, dated 1854, says
that the object Is "to furnish relief to Indi
gent merchants of Philadelphia, and eape
dally those who are aged and infirm," and
there la a commentary on the ironic whims
of circumstance In the fact that since that
time 1300,000 hav- been paid out in benefits.
In that first year seven merchants were
aided at an expenditure of $1,100, while in
the year Just passed forty-three oene
flclarles were on the roll and $10,200 were
disbursed. Comparison of these figures
might afford matter for interesting specu
lation. I Is the merchant of today more
reckless than he of a half century ago, or
Is it that the number of merchants has
increaaed, and, therefore, of courae, the
number of unsuccessful merchants.
Mora than $400,000 are now In the In
vested fund of the organization, and It la
almost constantly receiving accretions, so
that there la plenty left wherewith to pro
vide for unfortunate plutocrats of the fu
ture, if the supply of unfortunate pluto
crats holds out.
MORMON SWEDES AID HUNGRY
Rale Cash la Oaroen to Help Saf
ferer from Scandinavian
OODEN. Utah. Feb. 7. A committee of
Ogden Swede is circulating subscription
lists for the relief of famine sufferers in
northern Sweden. Since last evening $300
has been raised.
The committee claims that It will be able
to send $3,000, many prominent men having
promised large donation. Tha sub
scriber are all Swedish members of the
Indiana' Largest Woman.
Mrs. Mary Clin, wtdow of Frederick
Cltoe, the largeat woman la Indiana, died
LADY ON EDITORIAL
STAFF OF LEADING
. RELIGIOUS WEEKLY
Sends the Following Grand Testimonial
the Merits of Cutlcura Remedies In the
Treatment of Humours of the
Blood, Skin and Scalp.
"I wish to pive my testimony to
the efficiency of the Cutlcura Reme
dies in what seems to me two some
what remarkable cava. I had a
number of akin tumours small
ones on my arms which had never
fiven me serious trouble ; but about
two years ajro one came TSn my
throat. At first it waa only about as
larjfe as a pinhead, but, aa it was in
a position where ny collar, if not
Inst right, would irritate it, it soon
became very sensitive and befan to
(rrow rapidly. Last aprintr it waa
as lartre, if not larrer, than a bean.
A little unusual irritation of my
collar atarted it to a welling-, and la
4 day or two it was aa late aa
half an orange, I waa very much
alarmed, and waa at a loss to de
termine whether it u a carbuncle
or a malignant tumor.
" My friends tried to persuade me
to consult my physician j but dread
ing that he would inslat on using
the knife, I would not consent to
go. Instead I got a email bottle of
Cuticura Resolvent and a box of Cu
ticura Ointment. I took the former
according to directions, and spread
a thick layer of the Ointment on a
linen cloth and placed it on the
swelling. On renewing it I would
bathe my neck in very watm water
and Cuticura Soap. In a few daya
the Cutlcura Ointment had drawn
the swelling to a head, when it
broke. Every morning it waa opened
with a large sterilised needle,
squeezed and bathed, and fresh
Ointment put on. Pus and blood,
and a yellow, cheesy, tumorous
matter came out. In about three or
four weeks' time this treatment
completely eliminated boil and
tumor. The aorenesa that had ex
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Bel Proprietor. Beaton, U. S. A.
at her home In Corydon January 24. She
wns 70 years old, weighed 450 pounds, and
was six and one-half feet tall. There was
not a coffin In the town of sufficient alzo to
hold the body. Death was due to a can
cer. BRAVE BILL ANTHONY'S GRAVE
Remains of the Maine Hero Bnrled la
Historic) Oronnd oa Lonsjr
Visitors to the Cemetery of the Ever
greens, In Brooklyn, who are students of
American history and who have given par
ticular study to the Incidents and detail
of the battle of Long Island, In the days of
the revolution! have made the Interesting
discovery that the last resting place of
"Brave Bill" Anthony la in historic ground.
This hero of the tragedy In Havana har
bor, which hastened the conflict between
the United States and Spain, relates the
New York- Times, lies in the very path
followed by the British under Lord Howe
when they stole around to the rear of the
American forces In the battle of Long
Island, and, surprising the patriots, effected
The grave of Anthony Is on a gentle
slope dipping down Into a little valley near
that part of the century called Beacon hill.
In the days of the revolution this vale was
kopwn as Jamaica pass. Prom the Jamaica
road, as It was then known, at a point
which Is now Jamaica avenue and Fulton
street. East New York, this pass, today
given over to resting places of Jhe dead,
wound through the hills to the northward,
twisting and turning until It became a lane,
which was known as Rockaway path, and
which led Into the Jamaica road, some dis
tance to the westward.
. When Lord Howe, with his redcoats and
Hessians, crossed from the British camp
cn Staten Island to Long Island, and pre
pared to move from the shore of New York
bay upon the Americans Intrenched lu
Brooklyn, he found that there were four
routes by which the important positions
established by. the patriots could be ap
proached In force. These were the Coast
road, Fla'bush pass, Bedford paas, and.
In the rear of the Americans, Jamaica
pass. Leaving half of bis forces to engage
the American on the south, Howe, with
Blr Henry Clinton commanding his advance
guard, made a wide detour through Flat
lands and what Is now East New York,
with the Idea of taklDg the Americans In
the rear. The British commander found
that all of the passes mentioned, with the
exception, of Jamaica pasa, were strongly
guarded against attack. The patriots, ap
parently expecting no move from that
quarter, had neglected to properly guard
and patrol Jamaica pass, to which Howe
marched atealthily In the night. When
Clinton In the van reached Howard's Halt
way tavern, which stood near the entrance
to the paas at which Is now the junction
of Jamaica avenue, Broadway and Fulton
street. East New York, ba compelled the
young eon of Major Howard, the Innkeeper,
to guide blm and bis men through tbs pasa
and along the Rockaway path. The British
came out again upon the Jamaica road, near
what Is now the Bedford district of Brook
lyn, taking the Americans by surprise in
the morning and compelling them to re
treat upon Now York.
In thla historic ground, where oa that
sight la th days that were making for
tended down Into my chest was all
gone, and mv neck now aeema to be
" About five or six years ago my
slater had a similar experience. She
had two large lumps come under
her right arm, the result of a sprain.
They grew rapidly, and our physi
cian wanted to cut them out. I
would not listen to it, and che tried
the Cuticura Remedies (aa I did a
few months ago) with magical effect.
In six weeks' time the lumps had
entirely disappeared, and have never
' 1 have great faith la the Cutlcura
Remedies, and I believe they might
be an efficacious in similar case
with other people, and thus save
much suffering, and perhaps life. I
have derived so much benefit from
the use of them myself that 1 am
others to use them. Re
cently I recommended
them to an office boy for
his father, who waa dis
abled with salt rheum.
The man' feet were
swollen to an enormous
alze, and he had not
worked for aix wecka.
Two bottles of Cuticura
Resolvent and two boxes
of Cuticura Ointment
worked a perfect cure..
You never saw a more)
grateful man in your life.
' I am very much in
terested in another case
where I have recom
mended Cuticura just
now. My housemaid's
mother has a goitrs
which had reached a
very dangerous point. 1
The doctors tola her
that nothing could be
done ; that she could live
only two or three weeks,
anil that she would die
of strangulation. She
waa confined to her bed.
aud was unable to apeak, when her
daughter, at my suggestion, tried
the effect of the Cuticura Ointment
and Cuticura Resolvent. Strange to
say, ahe was very shortly relieved of
the most distressing symptoms. The
swelling seemed to be exteriorised,
and she is now able to.be around
her house, and can talk as well aa
"It seems to me that I have pretty
good grounds for believing that
Cuticura Remedies will prove suc
cessful in the most distressing forms
of blood and skin humours, and if
you wish to. rise my testimonial aa
herein indicated, I am willing that
you should do ao, with the further ,
privilege of revealing my name and
address to suoh persons aa may wish
to substantiate the above state
ments by personal letter to me."
Chicago, Not. 18, 1802.
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the creation of the great republic, tbs long,
silent column of redcoats wound stealthily
through the hills to deal a heavy blow to
the patriot cause, sleeps "Brave Bill"
Anthony, hero of another conspicuous day
In American history.
Rome Relief Already.
"And you think the subway will relieve
the congestion on the surface and elevated
roads, do you?" the visitor asked of th
"Oh, yes; It Is doing that already."
"Why, no part of it is in runniog order
yet, is it?"
"No; but a lot of people are being killed
in It who might otherwise add to the con
gestion." Brooklyn Eagle.
Hla Decorative Soaseatloa.
"And let's have plenty of palms." said
"That Is a very good suggestion," an
swered bis wife. "I'm glad to aee that your
taste is so good. I'm very fond of palma."
"Yes; they're useful as well as orna
mental. There's nothing handler than a
good big bunch of palms to go to sleep be
hind during a musicals." Washington Star.
Rosea a $500,000 .Manaloa.
J. M. IO rig-year, who W aeveral times a
millionaire, haa ordered his costly r-sl
denre in Marquette, Mich., raxed. The
family haa Unidcol to resMe In future at
Mruokllne, near ltoston. The great value
of th mansion niakea It virtually unsal
able and th Idea of renting It la abhorrent
to tha owner. It la estimated that the
mansioh aud Its grounds coat clue to
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