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THE CANADIAN CRESCENT.
PRBBlffAH E. MILI. EE, Editor * Pub'r.
PUBLISHED EVE It Y THÜESDAT AT
CAN API AlSfJ - TEXAS.
THE WORLD AT LARGE.
Summary of the Daily News.
When the Senate met on the 13th the
desk of Mr. Riddleberger contained a large and
handsome floral harp which had been placed
there by the Irish Clan-na-Gael as a recogni-
tion of his fight against secret sessions and the
British extradition treaty. Mr. Vest again
spoke npon the fallacy and extravagance of
printing so many1 useless public documents.
When the Blair Educational bill was reached
Mr. Plumb addressed the Senate in opposition
to it. The resolution in regard to the alleged
inefficiency of the mail service in certain locali-
ties was debated at some length, and after
passing a few bills the Senate adjourned — Un-
der the call of States in the House many bills
and resolutions were introduced. The bill to
punish the advertising of lottery tickets in the
District of Columbia was the subject of a lively
debate upon the liberty of the press, and finally
referred. Mr. Bland introduced a bfíl to pro-
hibit the coinage of three-dollar gold pieces and
the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 14th, after commit-
tees reported and the introduction of bills, the
resolution for an inquiry into indifferent mail
service was taken up and several Senators
spoke on the subject. Mr. nawley also ad-
dressed the Senate, in opposition to the Blair
Educational bill. Other business was unim-
portant In the House committees reported
and in Committee of the Whole the Urgency
Deficiency bill was considered and in the gen-
eral debate Mr. Peters, of Kansas, made an
argument in favor of the bill to require subsi-
dized roads to construct their own telegraph
lines, and he strongly denounced the Western
Union monopoly. Adjourned.
In the Senate on the 15th Mr, Beck intro-
duced a bill to reimburse the States for interest
paid on money expended in raising troops for
the war of the rebellion. The Blair Educational
bill was then taken up and further discussed.
Mr. Blair made a final argument in its favor.
After several amendments had been offered and
voted down the bill passed by a vote of 39 yeas
to29 nays. The credentials of John S. Barbour,
as Senator from Virginia to succoed Mr. Riddle
berger, were presented and filed. The House
bill for the appointment of two additional divi-
sion superintendents of railway mail service
was passed, and the Senate adjourned In
the House a bill was passed creating
a board of arbitration to determine the
controversy between the United States and the
State of Texas as to disputed territory. [This
has reference to Greer County]. A bill was
passed providing that Nebraska shall consti-
tute an entire judicial district known as the
district of Nebraska. Mr. Randall reported a
resolution, which was adopted, providing for a
special committee to investigate and report as
to contracts and amount expended on the new
library building and the House went into Com-
mittee of the Whole on the Urgency Deficiency
bill. The debate took a wide range, embracing
tariff and revenue reform and many other sub-
jects. When the committee rose the House
After committees reported and the intro-
duction of bills in the Senate on the 16th Sena-
tor Plumb's resolution in regard to Western
mail service was taken up and agreed to. The
resolution of Senator Manderson requiring the
Secretary of War to furnish a list of persons to
whom copies of the record of the rebellion are
to be furnished brought on a lengthy debate as
to the printing of superfluous documents and
also extended to thé question of secret sessions
of the Senate. After passing 108 pension bills
the Senate adjourned In the House after re-
port of committees the Urgency Deficiency bill
was taken up in Committee of the Whole and
debate continued until recess. jVn evening ses
sion was held for debate on the Pacific Railroad
The Senate having adjourned until Monday,
the 21st, was not in session ón the 17th in
the house the Blair Educational bill was re-
ceived from the Senate and referred to the Com-
mittee on Education. The Committee on Manu-
factures was instructed to report back to the
House Friday, the 84th, Mr. Milliken's resolu-
tion directing the Secretary of the Treasury to
investigate the sugar trust in New York. The
House then took up and passed the Urgency
Deficiency bill with a provision directing the
Public Printer to rigidly enforce the eight-hour-
law. The McKay Relief bill then passed. A mo
tion to reconsider was followed by a motion by
Mr. Springer to amend the title which occa
sioned much talk, but the motion to reconsider
was tabled. The House then proceeded to in
volve itself into a parliamentary tangle which
only ended by an adjournment until Monday.
Daniel E. Somers, formerly a member of
Congress from Maine, bu*. for the last
twenty-five years a resident of Washing-
ton, died in that city on the 14th. Ho was
oue of the original organizers oí the Re-
publican party, and was a strong supporter
of Fremont in 1850.
The United States Senate has confirmed
Alexander McCue Assistant Treasurer at
New York, and B. F. Wade as Marshal of
TnE National Educational convention
opened at Washington on the 14th, with
about fifty prominent instructors present-
' Timothy E. Tarsney, Congressman from
Michigau, was reported lying seriously
sick at the Providence Hospital, Wash-
Mr. Lawton, the United States Minister
at Vienna, has accepted from Harry Far-
ber, a rich American relative of President
Cleveland, who is studying law at the
Vienna University, the offer of $1,000,000 to
the American Government with which to
endow a university at Chicago on ths Vien-
The Fishery Commissioners signed a new
treaty at Washington on the 15th. It was
stated that the treaty related exclusively
to the North Atiafctic region and had no re-
ference to disputes conoerning the Behring
The Senate has confirmed Marshall Mo-
Donald as Commissioner of Fish and Fish-
eries and W, W. Dougherty, of Missouri,
as Indian Agent at Warm Springs, Ore.
It is reported that Mr. W. Reed Lewis,
the American Consul at Tangier, has asked
his Government to immediately send a
man-of-war to enforce his demand for the
release of a Moor imprisoned at Rabat.
The authorities declare that the Moor has
no right to claim protection of Mr. Lewis.
The President has sent to the Senate the
nominations of Charles S. Gary, of New
York, as Solicitor of the Treasury, and
Henry W. Scott as register of the land of-
fice at Larned. Kan.
The President 'has approved the act au-
thorizing the construction of a bridge
across the Missouri river near St. Char.es,
The big air receiver of the iron works at
Hudson N. Y., was torn to pieces recently
by an explosion, causing $50,000 loss. One
man was fatally hurt.
A fire broke out in the Daily Advertiser
office, Elmira, N. Y., on the 15th, inflicting
a loss of about $200,000; insured.
Austin Corbin. president of the Read-
ing Railroad Company, was examined on
the 15th by the Congressional Committee
investigating the strike. He denied the
stories with which his name was connected.
The Collins paper mill at North Wilbra-
ham, Mass., was burned recently. Loss,
1250,000. Two hundred hands were thrown
out of employment by the fire.
Gustav Ranger, the well-known cotton
merchant of New York and Galveston,
trading as Ranger & Co., is reported to be
financially embarrassed. The notes which
Mr. Ranger is unable to take care of are
said to amount to $60.000, and his total lia-
bilities are estimated at $150,000.
The end of the Saco (Me.) Bank robbery
sensation arrived oa the 15th, the institu-
tion having recovered every dollar of the
$260,000 worth of registered bonds stolen by
Frank C. McNeally last August.
Amelia P. Stewart's dry goods store at
Philadelphia was burned recently. Loss,
$40,000; insured. A fireman was fatally in-
W. J. Roberts, dealer in stone at 43
Broadway, New York, has had his assets
placed in the hands of a receiver, judg-
ments for about $25,000 having been en-
tered against him. He had no rating at
BradslreeVs, although in August last his
statement claimed that he was worth $500,-
A freight train came into collision with
a north bound express train on the Rome,
Watertown & Ogdensburg railroad at
Canton, N. Y., recently. The express car
was thrown from the track and one pas-
senger coach was badly damaged. D. T.
Hiller, of Syracuse, was killed and one
woman was hurt.
Twenty-five per cent, of the coke ovens
of the Connellsville (Pa.) region were shut
down recently for tho purpose of restrict-
in z production.
Fire ravaged Westerly, R. I,, recently,
destroying $150,000 worth of property.
The Reading railroad miners' strike
ended on the 17th in an agreement to arbi-
trate the wages question.
Receiver James McConvillh has taken
charge of the Metropolitan Bank of Cincin-
Fire at Dell Rapids, Dak., the other night
destroyed eleven bpildings, causing $25,000
The Church & Graves Manufacturing
Company, of Minneapolis, Minn., has as-
signed with $60,000 assets and $75,000 liabil-
The United States steamship Iroquois
has been ordered to be docked for exami-
nation at the Mare island navy yard, Cali-
The P. F. Marqua Manufacturing Com-
pany, of Cincinnati, has made an assign-
ment with $65,000 liabilities and Su5,000 as-
JosEPniNE Collett, of Terre Haute, Ind.
has brought suit against the city of Evans-
ville and property owners along one of the
principal streets, to recover property worth
The Northwestern paper manufacturers
in convention at Chicago recently consid-
ered a proposition to sell out to Eastern
parties so as to form a pool or trust. Final
action will be taken March 7.
Six loaded cars of a freight train broke
through a new bridge near Galena, 111., re-
cently and were destroyed. A brakeman
A number of boomers were recently
ejected from the Oklahoma Territory by
colored troops. Some were held at Fort
Ren^, the others being discharged.
Duluth real estate sharpers have sold
many lots away back in the hills to Buffalo
parties at fancy prices.
TnE steamship City of Pekín which
reached San Francisco from China on the
17th had several cases of smali-pox ou
board and was quarantined.
Martin L. Scott was hanged at Deer
Lodge, Mont., recently for the murder of
his wife in a fit of drunkeu jealousy.
Deaf Bull, a Crow Indian in the military
prison at Fort Snelling, recently attacked
two other Indians with a knife, layiug open
their throats. He then stabbed himself
and broke his arm while resisting the man-
acles. Tbe injured Indians, it was thought,
August Hetske, of Chicago, has been
found guilty of murder in the first degree
for beating his little stepson to death with
The murderer of Millionaire Snell at
Chicago turned out to be William B. Tas-
cott, the scapegrace son of Colonel James
B. Tascott, head of the Tascott Manufact-
uring Company. The boy had served a
term in the Kentucky penitentiary. Young
Tascott's whereabouts were unknown ou
the 18th, but the police were confident of
his speedy capture.
Samuel Clay, a very wealthy farmer
living near Paris, Ky., died at his home re-
cently,. He was about seventy-two years
old and was beyond doubt the largest laud
owner in Kentucky. The amount of his
landed wealth is estimated at $1,000,000 and
will very likely go over that.
Fire in Conway, Ark., attributed to an in-
cendiary, destroyed four business houses
recently, causing $20,000 loss.
A company was incorporated in Balti-
more, Md., recently which proposes to send
merchandise and mail by electro-automatic
power over an elevated railway, the cars
on which can not run off, and to make the
time of transit from Baltimore to Washing-
ton ten minutes. Some very prominent
business men and capitalists have engaged
in the enterprise.
General William 8. Harney, at Pass
Christian, Miss., recently celebrated the
seventieth anniversary of his army life.
Four men recently raided the bank at
Cisco, Tex., and after imprisoning the
cashier and two others decamped with
The Delaware State Temperance AIM
ance, at its annual convention at Dover,
decided to go into politics, and delegates to
tbe National Prohibition convention at In-
dianapolis were elected. The alliance was
merged into the Temperance Reform party.
Messrs. Fazende and Seixas, of New
Orleans, bondholdmg creditors of the city
of Houston, Tex., have petitioned Circuit
Judge Hardee, of the Federal Court, to ap-
point a receiver f the city.
Mardi Gras was celebrated in New Or-
leans on the 14th by a pageant representing
llThe Realm of Flowers." It was said to be
By a boiler explosion near Bastrop, La-,
recently two white and two colored men
were killed aud four others badly scalded
It is announced in political circles at
Waco, Tex., ths^t Hon. Roger Q. Mills is to
be a candidate for the United States Sen-
ate, to succeed Senator Coke. The canvass
for the State Legislature will be made on
the Senatorial issue.
The mayor of Cork has been convicted of
the charge of assaulting a police sergeant
at a plan of campaign meeting and sen-
tenced to fourteen days' imprisonment
without hard labor.
Hanlan and Kemp have been matched to
row for the championship of the world and
£500 a side on the Paramatta river, Aus-
T. D. Sullivan, the Irish member of Par-
liament who was recently imprisoned, ar-
rived in London on the 13th and received
an ovation from 10,000 persons who gathered
at Euston station to welcome him.
The Prince of Naples has become honor-
ary president of the Italian Exposition in
Six persons committed suicide in Berlin
in one day recently.
The London Standard's Vienna corre-
spondent says that the Austrian Govern-
ment has decided to take fresh precautions
and measures to counterbalance continued
military preparations on the part of Russia.
According to a dispatch from New York,
cavalry from British Guiana had taken
possession of the disputed Venezuelan
frontier. General Silva, the Consul, stated
that he would call Secretary Bayard's at-
tention to the invasion.
The resther Lloyd says it has learned
that current rumors to the effect that Bel-
gium and Holland have entered into a de-
fensive alliance with Germany are well
Large numbers of persons threaten to
leave Manitoba unless the Canadian Pacific
monopoly is removed.
Reports from the interior of Russia con-
cur m stating that the publication of the
Austro-German treatv, taken in connection
with Bismarck's speech on the Military
bill, has created intense irritation among
An explosion which occurred in the
Kruezgerben coal mine near Kaiserslan-
torn, Bavaria, killed forty persons. Thirty-
six men were rescued.
Full reports concerning the condition of
the Crown Prince issued by Prof. Virchow
aud Dr. McKenzie state that the disease
with which he is afflicted is not of a can-
TnE Ottawa (Can.) Free Press attacks the
Canadian Government bitterly because of
the Fisheries treaty, which it calls a capit
Business failures for the seven days end-
ed February 16 numbered for tbe United
States, 236; for Canada. 37; total. 273; as
compared with 289 the previous week and
267tbe corresponding week of last year.
Gideon Bordeau, Queen's Printer for
Manitoba and a favorite of ex-Fremier
Norquay, has skipped to the United States,
leaving a shortage of over $5,000.
Five men were killed in a quarry in Car-
narvonshire, Wales, the other day by the
falling of a bridge.
The Emperor of Germany is said to be
in very feeble condition. He is almost con-
stantly in tears, owing to the news regard-
ing the Crowu Price. The Empress is also
Rev. James ¡Scuofield, father of Major
General Schofield, U. S. A., died in Chicago
recently, in his eighty-seventh year.
During an attempt to arrest an illegal
dredger at Annapolis, Md., recently, the
State oyster police schooner Folly, Captain
Clark, was attacked by three schooners,
and considerable shooting was done on
both sides. After the affray it was dis-
covered that Captain W. P. Whitehouse,
of the schooner Albert Nichols, of Balti-
more, had been killed.
A fearful tornado went through Mouut
Vernon, 111., on the evening of the 19th.
Thirty-one persons were reported dead and
hundreds injured. The damage was im-
mense, half the town being leveled. To
add to the horrors, the ruins caught fire.
Thieves also robbed the dead and dying.
A call for aid was immediately respouded
to by adjoining cities. The weather after
the storm turned cold, and it was feared
much suffering would result.
A terkible earthquake has occurred in
the province of Yunnan, China. Two thou-
sand lives are reported to have been lost.
A boiler explosion occurred on the Ge-
soria estate near Sagua, Cuba, recently,
doing great damage and injuring twenty
persons, iuciuding the engineer and tho
manager of the plantation.
A south bound passenger train on the
Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore rail-
road struck the side of a freight car near
Baltimore, Md., recently. The side of the
first passenger coach was damaged, and
three persons were injured, two train
hands and a passenger from Richmond.
Va., named Claiburn Watkins.
Rogers & Sheldon, iron works, East
Bridgewater, Mass., burned recently.
About one hundred men were employed by
the firm. Loss, $75,000 to $100,000;'insur-
A dispatch from San Remo of the 19th
says: Though strict secrecy is observed,
it appears clear that the condition of the
Crown Pr.nce is extremely serious. Hourly
bulletins are sent to Emperor William.
Eight fireman were more or less injured
at New Brunswick, N. J., recently by walls
falling on them during a fire at Ten Broeek's
furniture establishment. The damage was
Mueller & Gogreve, rectifiers, import-
ers and wholesale dealers in liquors, at
Pike and Pearl streets, Cincinnati, have
assigned. Liabilities, $15J,0U0; assets,
Clearing house returns for week ended
February 18 showed an average decrease
of 10.4 compared with the corresponding
week of Jastyear. In New York the de-
crease was 17.3.
The Commercial Club, of Providence,
held a banquet the other night at the Nar-
ragansett "House, at which 100 members
and guests sat down. The chiefly distin-
guished guests of the evening were Hon.
Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, chairman of the
House Ways and Means Committee, and
Hon. W. C. P. Breckenridge, of Kentucky,
of the same committee, who discussed
A Derrick Falls on a Street Car ia Brooklyn
—Four Passengers Killed and Thirteen
New York, Feb. 14.—Shortly before tea
o'clock this morning as a Reed avenue
street car, filled with people, was passing
ímder a large derrick used in erecting the
elevated railroad structure on Broadway,
near Sumner avenue, Brooklyn, the ropes
sustaining the derrick gave way and the
derrick fell on the car, crushing it
like an egg. Seventeen of the passengers
on the car were injured and four people
a later account.
New York, Feb. 15.—The accident yes-
terday by which so many persons were in-
jured by a falling derrick occurred as fol-
lows: Along Broadway a section of the
Union elevated railroad is now in the
course of construction, a huge steam der-
reck being used in buiiding this section. It
was mounted on broad wooden wheels,
with a slight flange which fitted the longi-
tudinal girders and was pulled along the
girders as each section was completed.
Yesterday morning the section at the junc-
tion of Broadway and Park avenue was
completed, and preparations were made to
pull the derrick along to the next section,
where the cross beams were to be hoisted
to the road from the ground. Ropes were
attached to the derrick and the machinery
set in motion, thus pulling the derrick
along. The longitudinal girders were riv-
eted at the bottom, but not at the top, and
the derrick had been pulled but a short
distance when the girders began to spring
outward, just as the rail is sometimes
spread through defective fastenings.
Just at that moment a horse car of the
Reid and Atlantic avenue line was ap-
proaching the section. There were not
many passengers in it and the driver did
not appear to notice what was going on
overhead and, if he heard the shouts that
arose, he was too late to pay any heed to it
and the great derrick crushed in the gir-
ders, tottered a momout and then fell,
striking the horse car so as to exactly cut
it in two. There was a crunchiug, crash-
ing sound of wrenched iron plowing
through wood, the roar of escaping stearn
from the boiler of the derrick aud a com-
mingled mass of broken iron, spliutered
Following is a corrected list of killed:
Frederick Thompson, driver of the car;
Charles Kirchner, Patrick Clark. The
injured were : Jacob Bender,
fracture * of right thigh and
wrist; William Nichols, scalp wounds;
John Duane, dislocated shoulder; Charles
Poskurg, back injured; Mathew Monton,
leg fractured; Thomas Gifney, fractured
ankle; Edward Pite, broken chin; John
Friel, scalp wound; Mary Young, contu-
sion of body; Jacob Friel. skull fractured,
fatally injured; Moren Mender, leg frac-
tured; Thomas J. Cassidy, log fractured,
slightly injured; George Davidson; James
Meehan; Charles Fosdick. Thompson, the
unfortunate driver who lost his life, took
the place of the regular driver for one trip,
the latter having a sort of premonition of
GOULD AND SAGE.
George E. King, a Newspaper Man Takes a
Dose of Arsenic.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 15.—George E.
King, a journalist well knowTn in this city
and St. Joseph, died last night from an
overdose of arsenic after a round of dissi-
pation. He had for some time past been
occupying a room at 707 Penn street with a
young woman who was known to ttie in-
mates of the house as his wife. She did
not sustain that relation to him, however,
for the lady who was lawfully wredded to
him, aud from whom he was never di-
vorced, is living in Savannah, Mo., with
their child. The circumstances of his death
seem to point to suicide. He had been
drinking to excels during the past week,
and his nerves had become unstrung from
constant dissipation, and he resorted to a
liquid mixture of chloral and potassium to
counteract this. He was also taking a li-
quid preparation of arsecic. Upon the bot-
tle which contained the latter medicine
was written: "Take eight drops every two
Last evening he went out to a neighbor-
ing grocery store and purchased four bot-
ties of beer. Upon re-entering the room a
few minutes later, he laid two of tbe bottles
upon a stand and said to the woman who
has been living with him as his wife, and
who is Mrs. Daily, whose husband secured
a divorce on King's account, pointing to
those bottles: '-These are for " Be-
fore he could finish the sentence
he staggered and fell to the floor.
The woman ran to help him rise, sup-
posing him to be intoxicated, but seeing
that he was in a precarious condition, she
called the landlady, Mrs. Neliie A. Lother.
A physician was summoned from the Sis-
ters' Hospital, which is just, opposite on
Penn street. He responded as soon as pos-
sible, but upon his arrival, which was at
seven o'clock, he saw that his services
were not needed. King was then dying,
and in a few moments breathed his last.
He was born in Milford, Decatur County,
Ind., Majr 29, 1851, and for years had led a
ROW IN GUAYAQUIL.
A Priest Exeommunicates the Supreme
Court and a How Follows.
Panama, Feb. 14.—Much excitement has
been caused iu Guayaquil, and excitement
which has not yet been allayed, owing to a
Spanish priest, temporarily in charge of the
Bishopric of Gayaquil, having excommuni-
cated the Judges of the Supreme Court. A
mob, in which many of the best known citi-
zens of Guayaquil were prominent, stoned
the Bishop's palace. Thence they went to the
residence of Dr. Nevia, the legal adviser of
the episcopate. Oa stones being thrown
Dr. Nevia and some friends who were with
him fired on the crowd. The police also
acted similiarly. Several persons were
killed and wounded before a troop of
soldiers appeared and restored order. The
Government in defending the church party
was the cause of the tronble, which it is
believed will be more serious iu its conse-
quences. On January 24 tne populace gut-
ted the residence of the Bishop to the cry
of "Death to the priests!" although the
streets were being patrolled. Quiet was,
however, temporarily restored when it be-
came known that orders had been received
to hold strict investigation as to who is re-
sponsible for the deaths caused by the fire
el the police.
A Grand Jury Trying to Find Out if They
Really Did Steal S3,000,000.
New York, Feb. 17.—The charges against
Jay Gould and Russell Sage, made on be-
half of the stockholders of the Kansas Pa-
cific railroad, of approDnatiner to their own
use €3,000,000 of the company's bonds, went
to the grand jury yesterday morning. The
jury was given all documents bearing on
the case, and next Monday witnesses will
be summoned. These will include the com-
plainant security holders, about twenty in
Among the documents submitted to the
grand jury was a pamphlet containing the
printed arguments of counsel for complain-
ants aud defendants, heard by District At-
torney Fellows with closed doors, about
the first of this month, when con-
sidering the questiou whether or not
to lay the matter before tbe grand
jury This was given to the press last
night. Edward L. Andrews, who pre-
sented the case on behalf of the complain-
ants, said: '"The essential attributes of
the case do not differ from an ordinary
case of embezzlement. There is the same
entrusting of property, the same appropri-
ation of it, the same discovery of the se-
creting, the same demand and the same
withholding of the embezzlement property
that ensues in an ordinary case where an
employe takes what is entrusted to him by
an employer. The only difference,'^ he con-
tinued, "which the case presented from
that of an ordinary embezzlement was that
it was done under the apparent forms of
law, one of the courts of this State being
made to become an unwilling participant iu
Artemus H. Holmes, in behalf of the re-
spondents, argued that there was no crim-
inality in the proceedings nor were they
carried on in secrecy. All the proceedings
were reported to the Secretary of tho In-
terior in 1880, and subsequently presented
in a report to Congress. The mortgage
under which Messrs. Gould and Sage were
appointed trustees contained clauses which
could very properly bo construe ! so as to
allow the release of the Deuver Pacific
JohnF. Dillon; in behalf of the respond-
ents, contended that the decree of the Su-
premo Court of New York was valid and
properly obtained. The only persons, if
there were any living souls who could make
complaint of this consolidation, would be
the original Union Pacific shareholders.
The purpose of the consolidation was not
to pass the trust property to the debtor
company iu order that the company might
immediately hand it over to Messrs. Gould
and Sage, but to restore the property to the
debtor company in order that through it
the consolidated company might have tho
means of purchasing, a3 it did purchase,
properties necessary to protect itself from
competition and to promolo its interests
and those of its bondholders. The laws of
limitation debarred all criminal proceed-
W. Bourke Cock ran next spoke in oppo-
sition to the complaint being received, con-
tending in an elaborate argument that the
prosecution had been barred by the lapse
Mr. Andrews closed the hearings with an
argument and citations to show-that the
statute of limitations did not apply under
The A «red Warrior Visited by Friends on
tlie Seventieth Anniversary of IJis Enter-
ing tlie Army.
Pass Christian, Miss., Feb. 16.—On the
wide gallery of his handsome residence iu
this cheery suourb of New Orleans, in the
wrarm sunshine, in his padded chair, the
thermometer at seventy-seven degrees,
and the roses blooming and the birds
singing in the magnolia on the lawn, sat
all Monday morning General William S.
Harney. Many of his neighbors called
upon him, bringing congratulations. Chil-
dren and ladies came with bouquets, and
many of the winter dwellers called to
shake hands with the old man, for tie cele-
brated the seventieth anniversary of his
appointment as an officer of the United
States army. Tho old soldier was pleased
with the attention paid to him, and called
his wife to exhibit to visitors the rusty
bundle of parchments which he had re-
ceived from time to time, as he advanced
in rank. The first was his commission as
Lieutenant of infantry, sigacd by President
Monroe, February 13, 1818; that as Captain
by President John Quincv Adams, in 1825;
others signed by Presidents Jackson and
Polk, and finally his appointment as Brig-
adier General, signed by James Buchanan.
General Harney's tall, soldierly figure aud
snow-white hair arc among the most fa-
miliar sights, and as he arose from his
chair, on tho sunny gallery overlooking
the water, one did not need to be told
that he wa3 in bis prime, as Jeffer-
son Davis said to him, 4,The grand-
est specimen of physical manhood I ever
saw." In the laj t year General Harney
has become quite feeble in mind. Al-
though his health is good, he is entirely de-
pendent on his brave, cheery li;tle wife,
who devotes her whole life to his care. It
is sad to see him as he sits in the sun, with
all the great deeds of his life forgotten,
caring for nothing but the sunlight on the
water, or the birds singing in the trees.
THE SHAEFFERS AGAIN.
The Brother of the Man Who Swindled1
Millionaire Blair Arrested iu Kansas City
For Another Fraud.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 17.—Charles A.
Shaeffer, brother of Samuel C. Shaeffer, of
somewhat shady reputation, rested all last
night behind the bars of the Second street-
jail. He was arrested yesterday afternoon
on a warrant sworn out by John H. On-
stott, president of the Onstott Land & Lot
Company, and of wrhich the arrested party
is secretary,charged with the embezzlement
of $49,000. The fraud is alleged to
have been committed in connection
with the purchase of the Hickman tract
of 400 acres, lying just east of the
Waldo race track, and about six miles
southeast of the city. It was bought by
Mr. Onstott last spring for $14' ,000, $26,00J
being paid down. The second payment is
due in a short time. The purchase was
made by Mr. Onstott under a contract with
Charles Shaeffer, by which a corporation
was to be formed and the stock divided
equally between the Scbaeffers and Mr.
Onstott. Shaeffer denies that any fraud
has been committed and says that OÁstott-
ia impeliré *>y maucc.
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Miller, Freeman E. The Canadian Crescent. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 23, 1888, newspaper, February 23, 1888; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183549/m1/6/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.