The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 278, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 26, 1894 Page: 2 of 8
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2fi. 1694.
IN THE FIRST COLUMN
Strained Relations Between Spain
and the United States Over
THE RIGHT QUESTIONED
Of the President to Invoke the Retaliatory
Mallory's Pet Measure.
Washington, Dec. 25.—Interesting devel-
opments are expected at an early date, aH
a result of the strained relations between
the United States and Spain over the tariff.
Spain has already placed the United States
in the "first column," and Secretary
Gresham has rejoined by directing Minister
Taylor, at Madrid, to notify the Spanish
government that if the United States is
not removed from the "first column" this
country will retaliate.
In official circles it is not believed that
Spain will yield to the protest of Secretary
Gresham. In that event, if the secretary
carries out his threat of retaliation, Presi-
dent Cleveland will issue a proclamation
closing American ports to the products of
Spain. The first effect of this will be to
shut out the enormous shipments of raw
sugar", which Spain makes to this country.
In official circles it is said that Cuba fur-
nishes seven-eighths of all the raw r>ugar
used in American refineries. The other
one-eighth comes from Louisiana and Ha-
waii, but it is said that it would be Im-
possible to make tip this seven-eighths
now drawn from Cuba. It is asserted,
therefore, by those in no way identified
with or partial to the sugar refineries, that
the retaliation would cut them off from
their supplies And close them up, throwing
20,000 employes out of work.
The statement was made by a high offi-
cial who has had much to do with the ne-
gotiations and who is very apprehensive of
its results, lie added that the ultimate
effect of the warfare would be to advance'
the price of sugar from 3 to C cents per
pound, thus making the public bear the
burden. In levying the duties, Spain ar-
ranges countries in two columns. The
first column includes those who have not
entered into satisfactory treaty arrange-
ments with Spain. Until recently Brazil
was the only country on the globe which
Spain had put in this column, all other
countries being in the "second column,"
which includes those having satisfactory
treaties. The United States now joins Bra-
zil in Spain's first column, and thus stands
apart from all other countries in the com-
mercial benefits Spain grants. The Imme-
diate effect of Spain's action has already
proved disastrous to the American trade in
tlotfr, and this trade has passed almost
exclusively into the hands of Canada.
Under the old reciprocity arrangement with
Spain, American flour was shipped to Cuba
in great quantities. But when the United
States tariff raised the duty on Cuban
sugar, Spain responded by raising the duty
of American flour. The "first column"
duty 011 Hour is $4.75, while the second col-
umn is $4. As Canada is in the second col-
umn she enjoys an advantage of 75 cents
a barrel on flour and this has proved ample
to allow Canada to wrest the Cuban Hour
trade away from the United States.
It is understood from authoritative
sources that a question has been raised as
to the right of the president to issue a re-
taliatory proclamation against Spain, such
as Secretary Gresham has threatened. This
proclamation, if made, would be under a
law of 1S90, which authorizes retaliation
against countries making unjust discrimi-
nations against the United States.
But Spain claims she is making no unjust
discriminations; she arranges her tariff in
two columns, according to whether coun-
tries < re friendly or unfriendly to her and
leaves the countries to chose their own
place. The recent American tariff putting
sugar on the dutiable list has had the ef-
fect of placing this country in Spain's
"first column," without any intentional dis-
crimination on her part. Under these cir-
cumstances it is urged that Secretary
Gresham has no authority to invoke the
retaliatory law of 1S30.
The contending views are now being
urged by Minister Taylor and members of
the Spanish cabinet and definite results are
cxpected this week.
RUMORED HAWAIIAN PLOTTING.
Washington, Dec. 25.—No concern or alarm
is felt at the Hawaiian legation here from
the reports of fresh plotting by the royal-
ists to overthrow the provisional govern-
ment and restore Queen Lilluokalani.
Mr. Hastings, the charge d'affaires of
the legation, received telegraphic reports
from his government via San Francisco
after the arrival of the Australian, about
ten days ago, and the Arawa, a week
later, which say that everything is quiet.
Hastings says that everything is peaceable
and the people willing to accept the
new government as it is, and have never
been inflamed and stirred up since the
organisation. He fears no danger from
the band of men who are reported as
having designs against the government,
and says that there is but one full native
born in the list, and asserts that there
is no fighting spirit in them. The result
of any trouble they might precipitate
would be needless bloodshed and their
The state department gives little cre-
dence to the rumors. It is pointed out
that the arrests of conspirators were made
six days before the steamer sailed thut
brought the news. A week or two after
the conspiracy had been discovered, and
when the leading conspirator is arrested
is thought to be a poor time to begin
a revolution, because tne authorities would
be on the alert and ready to nip any-
thing of the kind in the bud.
It i3 further said that the leaders of
the republic are resolute men, and that
they would never give up without a des-
perate fight, which the natives would be
very unwilling to meet. The idea of
British interference is scouted.
Secretary Gresham said to-night that he
had not read the story of the alleged con-
"We have no advices of such a con-
spiracy," said he, "'and none that would
even tend to show the possibility of such
a thing. I should be much surprised to
hear of any successful conspiracy there."
The secretary's manner left the im-
pression that he put absolutely no cre-
dence in the alleged dispatch.
Washington, Dec. 25.—Representative
Mallory of Florida, who Is a member
of the house committee on Interstate and
foreign commerce, having in view the im-
provement of revenue service by the re-
tirement of officers who have become in-
capacitated by age, says he has not
despaired of getting the bill through. It
is very probable that immediately after
the holidays an attempt will be made
to pass the bill under suspension of the
rules. The committee on commerce will
perhaps ask that recognition be given it
to press the bill to equalize the salaries
in the steamboat inspection service Mr
Mallory says that if the committee pre-
fers to take up the steamboat inspection
bill instead of the revenue marine bill
that he will try to succeed in individual
recognition on a suspension day, in order
to pass the latter bill. He has no doubt
but that the two-thirds vote necessary to
pass the bill under suspension can be
secured. It is important to get the bill
through the congress soon, as it must be
considered by the senate and become a
law before March 4, or pass over to the
Washington, Dec. 25.-No information
has yet reached the Japanese legation
here of the appointment of peace com-
missioners to treat with the Chinese am-
baisadors recently appointed. The sug-
gestion is advanced that the Japanese gov-
ernment is possibly awaiting the arrival
of the Chinese ambassadors before the
appointments are made. The Japanese
commissioners need not, in fact b- ap-
pointed until some formal propositions are
made by the Chinese envoys. Owing to
the fact that eommunieation from IMcin
to a Chinese port is somewhat delayed
on account of the frozen rivers and canals,
the arrival of the Chinese in Japan may
be delayed for some time. Nothing con-
cerning the report that Shao, one of the
Chinese ambassadors, will be pensona non
grata to the Japanese, on account of his
action as governor of Formosa, has been
received at the legation.
A cablegram received at the legation to-
day announces the convening of parlia-
ment yesterday at Toklo.
EXPOSITION AT GENEVA.
Washington, Doc. 25.—The United States
minister at Zurich has informed the depart-
ment of state that a federal exposition will
be opened in Geneva May 1 next, at which
our producers and manufacturers may ex-
hibit and thus give the Swiss people an
opportunity to compare American goods
with those of other countries. The consul
says American trade can be greatly en-
larged in Switzerland If our manufacturers
and dealers will only deal directly with
the Swiss people. At present all products
are Introduced in that country through the
nedlum of English, German and Belgian
Washington, Dec. 25.—Postofflce site
changed—Texas: Verona, Cdllln county,
half mile southwest.
Postoffices established—Texas: Neal,
Madison county, special from Madlsonvllle,
six and a hall miles east.
Texas postmasters commissioned: John
H. Dobbs, Katemcy; Clabron P. Shelton,
Verona, Collin county; John A. Heath,
Neal, Madison count": Marshall O. Bates,
Myrtle Springs; Fannie A. Yantes, Kelly
Springs; Joseph Foerster, Swiss Alp.
SAW A WATERSPOUT.
Narrow Escape of the Steamer Gurley.
Cargo of Phosphate.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 25.—The Norwe-
gian steamer Gurley, Captain Taarvlg,
which arrived here yesterday morning
from Port Morant, Jamaica, with a cargo
of 'bananas, had a narrow escape from to-
tal destruction by being swallowed up in
the center of a mammoth waterspout,
which was skillfully steered clear of, early
last Sunday, to the southward of Cape
■Hatteras. .The Gurley, after coming
through the crocked Ifcland passage wi't'h
heavy northeasterly gales and tremendous
seas, on Sunday had reached a position
eighty miles south of Cape Hatteras. The
weather cam* on soually and Indicated
approaching bad weather. At just 1 a. m.
a small white speck of a peculiar forma-
tion loomed up on the northern horizon,
growing rapidly In its proportions. Sud-
denly it showed Itself in its true light.
It was a huge waterspout making directly
for thum, traveling at a marvelous rate
of speed. The ship's head was put around
almost west, while ithe ocean monster shot
past, just clearing the starboard rail. In
its wake spent drift filled the air and a
large wall of water followed it on either
side. It disappeared behind the southern
horizon in a few minutes and the rest
of 'lhe voyage was made in safety.
The Norwegian 'bark Belt, Captain Ole-
son, from Antwerp, laden with 1000 tons
of prepared phosphate in bags, arrived
here yesterday after a long and tedious
passage of sixty-eight days. She experi-
enced in the English channel hard gales
and high seas and these conditions pre-
vailed until after passing the Weather
'islands. This is the first full cargo of pre-
pared phosphate that was ever brought
here from Europe.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 25.—The annual family
reunion of I)r. Thomas Moore and wife
occurred to-day at the home of the hon-
ored patriarch, No. 726 South Third street,
with the descendants of this worthy couple
up to the third and fourth generation
present. Years ago the children of Dr.
and Mrs. Moore began the practice of
meeting under the parental roof to eat
Christinas dinner, and they have kept it
up as regularly as the Christmas bells
chime. To-day there were sixty-seven
children and grandchildren around the
family board to enjoy the famous turkey
and receive the blessing of the sire, grand-
sire and great grandsire of one of the
oldest, best known and respected citizens
of McLennan county. There were other
relatives present on this occasion, which
brought the number of guests up to one
Dr. Moore and family have been iden-
tified with Waco since it3 earliest days,
and should Waco stand a thousand years
the descendants of the Moore family will
be here, and will keep up the time hon-
ored family reunions. The group assembled
on the lawn after dinner, while an artist
photographed the-m. The News reporter
noticed gathered closely around Dr.
Thomas Moore and his wife, John, the
eldest son, and Ills wife Hattie and their
children, seven in number; Thomas P.
Moore, jr., and wife Annie, with six chil-
dren; Luke Moore and wife, Eliza W.,
nine children; James I Moore and wife,
wifh six children; Bart Moore, with three
children; T. D. Hayes and wife, Ida
Moore, with two children; W. K. Menden-
hall and wife, Jennie Moore; J. C. Frazier
and wife. Emily Moore, and children and
grandchildren, numbering twenty-one. Mrs.
Frazier is the oldest of the children of
Dr. Thomas Moore.
BROKE HIS NECK.
Guthrie, Ok., Dec. 25.--Tn "I' countf a
number of children were playing in a barn,
jumping off a box and swinging on a ro^e.
The rope became entangled about the neck
of Lionel Truesdale, aged !2 years, so that
when he jumped it jerked up tight and
broke his neck.
Bryan, Brazos Co., Tex., Dec. 25.—Last
night John T. Wyse, dealer in drygoods
and jewelry, and having two houses, filed
a ileed of trust, naming Robert Arm-
strong as trustee. Total assets about $50,000;
stock. $30,000; notes and accounts, $20,(>00.
Liabilities about $30,000; preferred $21,000.
A full list could not be obtained to-day,
the whole town being closed, but the fol-
lowing are the principal ones: First
national bank. Bryan, $7000; H. B. Cloffln &
Co., New York, $G200; Mrs. S. Payne,
Bryan. $1550; W. R. Wyse, Bryan, $2800.
There are a few other smaller amounts
DEED OF TRUST.
Weimar, Colorado -Co., Tex., Dec. 24.—
W. A. Baas & Co. executed a deed of trust
to Chas. Funkle, trustee, preferring cred-
itors to the amount of $9200 on December
20, 1894; stock inventories $12,600, accounts
$1600. Following are the preferred creditors:
I. O. O. F. lodge, $200.13; Mrs. M. L. Wil-
kins, $550; Chas. Par, clerk, $531.46; T. A.
Hill, $750; Holloway & Smith," $255.38; L. &
H. Blum, $5916.50; Marx & Blum, $1015.45.
Richmond, Fort Bend Co., Tex., Dec. 23.—
Mr. S. O. Ireson, a merchant of Kendle-
ton, assigned yesterday for the benefit
of creditors. .Liabilities about $6000.
GROCERY FIRM ASSIGNS.
Charleston, S. C., Dec. 24.—Bottman Bros.
& Co., one of the oldest grocery firms in
this city, assigned to-day. Liabilities,
From wintry Dakota to sunny Texas,
Clarke's Pure Rye is hailed with delight
by lovers of a perfectly pure whisky. For
sale by J. J. Schott.
THE NEWS BRIEFED.
Jackson, Tenn.—O. W. Cheek, a brake-
man on the Illinois Central road, was
killed at Milan, Tenn., on the 22a, while
Marion, Ala —J. H. Dunkllng of Searce
Beach was caught in a gin on the 19th,
and received injuries which caused his
Jackson, Miss.—The reunion of the old
soldiers of the Mississippi division will be
held in this city January 22 and 23, under
the auspices of Robert Smith camp.
Little Rock—Louis Richardson, a colored
deputy constable, was shot and fatally
wounded on the 22d by Fish Appleton,
colored, whom he was trying to arrest.
H»\rper's Bazar gives correct information
about, fashions for everybody for $1 a year.
THE PORTE DECLINES
Consul Jewett Will Not Be Per-
mitted to Accompany the
BLOODLESS FRENCH DUEL
Lord Randolph Churchill Paralyzed and at
3 O'Clock This Morning Reported
to Be Sinking Rapidly.
Constantinople, Dec. 25.—The sultan last
evening made a final reply to the applica-
tion of United States Minister Terrell for
permission to have Consul Jewett make an
independent Inquiry into the Armenian
troubles. The sultan positively declined to
allow the consul to accompany the commis-
Washington, Dec. 25.—The refusal of the
sultan to allow Mr. Jewett to perform the
mission with which he was charged by
President Cleveland was not unexpected at
the state department. For the past week
Minister Terrell, acting under the pressure
of the department of state, has endeavored
to have the porte to permit the Investiga-
tion, but his advices to the department
have shown that he felt little confidence
In a successful outcome.
The refusal of the Turkish government
to accede to his request is accounted for
'by the formidable proportions to which
the agitation Jn the United Slates in favor
of intercession on behalf of the Armenians
In Turkey has attained.
At first the porte was under the Im-
pression, probably having in view the out-
come of previous Investigations Into al-
leged outrages by the Turks upon their
Christian subjects, that the United States
was so favorably inclined toward their side
that the result of such an Inquiry would
not be harmful. The Intensity of feeling
displayed In the various mass meetings
and church assemblies in the United States
have convinced the porte that It would be
placing its interests in dangerous hands,
and when it learned that the person chosen
to make the inquiry was the son of an
American missionary and a native of the
very country where the outrages are al-
leged to have occurred, a prompt negative
was returned to Mr. Terrell's request. It
does not appear that there is any way of
going behind this decision, for Mr. Jewett,
having requested permission to investigate
in his capacity as an officer of the United
States, could not undertake it safely as an
Individual. Therefore it is probable that
this last action of the Turkish govern-
ment ends definitely the participation of the
United States in the projected inquiry,
which consequently will be conducted en-
tirely by Europeans.
MINISTER AND GRAND VIZIER.
Constantinople, Dec. 25.—Minister Terrell
of the United States and the grand vizier
had a conferunce on the subject of Consul
Jewett accompanying the Turkish commis-
sion to investigate the Armenian atrocities.
The French delegates started to Erseroum.
Paris, Dec. 25.-The duel between M.
Keaurs, the socialist leader, and Dr. Bar-
thou, minister of public works, growing out
of the discussion in the chamber of depu-
ties yesterday, took place this morning at
St. Ouen-Sur-Seine. Dr. Barthou, as the
challenged person, selected pistols as the
weapons to be used. Two shots were ex-
changed, with the result usually attending
French duels—that Is, nobody was hurt.
The trouble that led to the duel had its
origin in the measure introduced vester-
day by the government in the chamber of
deputies, making treason on the part of any
army officer or private punishable with
death in time of peace as well as war.
M. Keaurs introduced a counter measure,
providing for the abolition of the death
penalty from the military code, since, as
he maintained, only privates were put to
death. In the discussion that ensued the
speakers became greatly excited, and when
M. Keaurs declared, in replying to Prime
Minister Dupuy that the government had
endeavored to protect a gang of cosmopoli-
tan exploiters, referring to the new agree-
ment with the Southern railway company,
Dr. Barthou sprang to hl3 feet and called
the speaker a liar.
M. Keaurs was subsequently temporarily
expelled from the chamber. He resented
the insult put upon him by Dr. Barthou
and the challenge and the bloodless en-
counter on the "field of honor" resulted.
London, Dec. 25.—At noon to-day Dr. Buz-
zard and Dr. Keith signed the following:
"Lord Randolph Churchill is suffering
frcm general paralysis. He lies in a semi-
conscious and critical condition."
The physicians add that the patient has
not entirely lost the use of his lower limbs,
but his weakness Is extreme and his ap-
petite is slight. Last night, however, he
was able to partake of a light supper and
thi.s morning he ate a light breakfast.
London, Dec. 26.-3 a. m.— Lord Randolph
Churchill is sinking rapidly.
Quarantine, S. I., Dec. 25.—Dr. J. S. Tan-
ner, late surgeon of the Brazilian cruiser
Nictheroy, arrived here this morning per
steamer from Rio de Janeiro. The doctor
stated that he was present at the inaugura-
tion of President Moraes and was a guest
at a reception given by the president the
same evening. He describes him as being
a tall, spare man of dignified and serious
expression and broad liberal views. He
has every reason to believe that his admin-
istration will be peaceful and prosperous.
There appears to be no Indication of a re-
volt. The navy is in a great measure lost
to the insurgents. The president is quite
popular with the whole people. He has al-
ready granted amnesty to nearly all the
participants in the late rebellion, except
Admirals Mello and DaGama. Mello is re-
ported to be at Montevideo.
The editors of the principal Rio papers
have been pardoned and have returned to
the capital. The sanitary condition of the
city Is excellent, very few cases of yellow
fever being reported.
The reported outbreak of cholera took
pl&ce at a small town about two hours' ride
by rail from Rio. The sanitary authori-
ties took prompt measures to stop the
spread of the disease. The town was quar-
antined and communication cut off with
Sao Paulo and other adjacent towns. Sonne
twenty cases of the disease were reported,
of which three were fatal. All the rest
recovered, including a Chinese emigrant,
who was suspected of having first brought
the infection from the south.
The Nictheroy was laid up in the navy
yard at Rio de Janeiro.
Berlin, Dec. 25.—The long continued boy-
cott of certain breweries established by
the socialists because of the discharge of a
number of the brewery employes has been
ended. Richard Rdseike, manager of Schul-
teis' brewery, who Is also a liberal mem-
ber of the reichstag, and H. S. Singer, the
well known socialist deputy, have succeed-
ed in effecting a compromise under the
■terms of which all the men discharged from
the breweries during the struggle will be
reinstated when vacancies occur. The so-
cialists are arranging to hold a mass meet-
ing to ratify the agreement.
London, Dec. 25.—A dispatch to the Times
from Lima, Peru, says that the extraor-
dinary action of the government of Ecua-
dor in permitting their flag to be used in
the transfer of the Chilean cruiser Esmer-
alda to Japan, has excited the greatest in-
dignation In Ecuador and the adjacent re-
publics. The only explanation offered by
President Cordero Is that Ecuador will de-
rive advantage from the transaction.
THE CZAR'S ACCESSION.
Paris, Dec. 25.—President Casimlr-Perler
this morning received General Tchertkoff,
the special envoy from Czar Nicholas, to
formally announce the latter's accession to
the throne of Russia. The audience took
place In the palace of the Elysee. Among
those present were Prime Minister Dupuy,
M Hanotaux, minister of foreign affklrs,
and a number of other high officials.
Trcops were drawn up In the court yard
and General Tchertkorf was received with
the highest honors. Flattering speeches
DISPENSED WITH POLICE.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 25.—The czar has re-
duced the number of police charged with
the duty of protecting his person, but ho
has not abolished the secret police, as ru-
Terrible Tale of Suffering of Immigrants
Detained in Quarantine.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 25.—A special to
the North American from Chester, Pa.,
says that the 856 steerage passengers of the
rteamer Southwark, which was recently de-
tained off that city on account of the death
of a passenger from smallpox, are in the
most absolute filth and privation. In an
interview to-day one of the passengers said
that'a petition complaining of the food was
signed by 250 of them, but the officials in
charge suppressed it. It is declared that
the food is not fit to serve to dogs. To re-
ceive it the prisoners or passengers are
compelled to stand In the open air. One
man, who has money, sent out yesterday
ami bought $25 worth of clean food for the
mothers with small children, but the goods
were confiscated because they had not
come through the managers. A policeman
on duty at the station said he would re-
sign, because he could not see little chil-
dren starve to death.
The entire camp Is In the filthiest condi-
tion possible, and it is asserted that no
soap, water or towels have been provided
since the landing Many disgusting details
are related and the people of the city, fear-
ing disease, will lay the matter before the
board of health to-morrow and demand im-
The cabin passengers were allowed to go
up the river, and this distinction is com-
plained of by the other passengers. A
number of Phlladelphlans, who have wives
and children in the colony, have been
driven away on attempting to see them.
Financier Hill Bays Some Hard Things
Albout the Democrats.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 25.—"There Is not a
word of truth in it," said President Hill
to-day In reply to a statement made in
a Washington dispatch that there would
be a conference this week between Presi-
dent Cleveland and other financiers of the
country to consider the new substitute
"I was not interviewed in New York,"
said 'Mr. 'Hill, "and I was not in the con-
ference of June, 1893, when It was decided
to call the extra session. As far as the
effect on the country is concerned, I think
the administration has done all -the harm
it Is capable of doing. The public must
look for relief frcim another quarter. The
present want of harmony in the majority
In congress makes It impossible for any
good legislation to come from this con-
gress. They should appoint a commission
of some twenty-one members from among
the bankers of the country, the political
economists and the business men, to in-
vestigate the Whole situation and prepare
some financial system, and when that has
been done let congress go to work and
pass the bill. Not one of these men now at
the head of the affair could go out and
make a good living; not one could com-
mand a salary of $10,000 from any large
commercial establishment, and these are
the men that are trying to adjust our
PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 25.—Train No. 1,
the Louisville and Nashville through pas-
senger to New Orleans, 13 reported wrecked
near Brentwood, nine miles south of this
city. There is no telegraph station at
Brentwood and the telephone office is
closed. A wrecking train with officials of
the road has gone to the scene and it is
reported that the passenger train Is burn-
ing up. No loss of life yet ascertained.
It Is reported at the coroner's office that
every available physician obtainable at the
late hour was sent to the wreck near
Brentwood, and from this fact it is con-
cluded that the loss of life Is large.
An American reporter who went to the
scene of the wreck on the Louisville and
Nashville near Brentwood telephones that
the New Orleans train ran into some coal
cars which had run down the road from
Brentwood because of an open switch. The
engine was demolished and D. G. Shugart,
engineer, and fireman, both of Nashville,
were found under the wreck badly scalded
and unconscious. The baggage and express
cars caught fire and were destroyed. The
baggage imasteir was hurt but not seriously.
The passenger cars and sleepers did not
leave the track, but the passengers v/ere
badly shaken up, though none were hurt.
The trains will be delayed until the track
CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 25.—Four thousand
poor children of the city have reason
to remember Camille D'Arvllle and the
Schiller theater, for this morning members
of the "Madeline, or the Magic Kiss" com-
pany, threw open the doors of the Schiller
theater, where she is filling an engage-
ment, and gave them a free entertain-
ment. The entertainment was aimed at
the poor children who are not reached by
any organized charities, and these came
from the schools in the more squalid dis-
tricts. A Christmas tree was on the
stage, covered with good things, and
members of the company gave a very en-
joyable concert. The board of education,
the clery and directors of the different
mansions have sent their thanks to the
WELL SPOKEN OF.
A certain Mme. Cresswell died in Bride-
well, and bequeathed £10 to have a sermon
preached, in which nothing but what was
well of her should be said. The sermon is
said to have been written by the duke of
Buckingham, and was as follows: All I
shall say of her Is this: She was well
born, married well, lived well and died
well, for she was born at Shadwell, mar-
ried to Cresswell, she lived in Clerkenwell
and died at Bridewell
CLEAR CREEK NOTES.
Clear Creek, Galveston Co., Tex., Dec.
25.—Parties are arriving dally from Iowa,
Kansas and Nebraska, most of whom are
so pleased with the fine drainage and the
attractions of the place that they are
Strong hopes are entertained of being
able to locate a collegiate institution here.
A meeting to promote this interest Is
called for the evening of the 25th. Profs.
Sawyer and Hudson are expected to be
Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec.
25.—George Hendricks, living near Weston,
ten miles west of here, was arrested upon
a charge of criminally assaulting a little
8-year-old girl. The citizens were very
much incensed over the matter, and It
was feared a lynching would take place,
but cooler heads prevailed. Hendricks was
released on bond.
A WOMAN IN TROUBLE.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 25.—A negro woman ar-
rayed herself in man's apparel and came
down town for a good time. She got into
a fight with a negro man and was getting
the best of It, but the man, believing his
antagonist to be another man, knocked
the woman on the head with a brick, in-
flicting a severe scalp wound.
A fifty-two-week feast is provided by
Harper's Young People for $2 a year.
SPORT IN HIGH LIFE.
Fitzsimmons Has a Friendly Bout
Before the Chicago Stock Ex-
change—He Made Friends,
CHICAGO VERSUS STANFORD
The Windy City Players Show the Pacific
Sloapers a Thing or Two About
the Gridiron Sport.
CURIOUS COLORADO LAW.
Leadville, Col., Dec. 25.—Justice P. M.
Wall in the case of the people vs. Ryan
for arson, has rendered a decision dismiss-
ing Ryan and holding that there is no law
in Colorado prohibiting a man from burn-
ing his own house.
Dr. Perkins is making teeth for $6 a set.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 25.—Members of the
stock exchange celebrated Christmas last
evening. An informal lunch was spread in
the exchange hall. The features of the
celebration was a three-round boxing con-
test between Bob Fitzsimmons and his box-
ing partner, Tom McCarthy. The tall pu-
gilist had been invited to be present, but
came unprepared to entertain men who
dabble in stocks.
"It won't take me a minute to get ready,
though," explained Bob, and away he sped
for the Madison street opera house. He
redonned his costume and soon thereafter
he and McCarthy were ready. Fitzsimmons
was attended by a well known dealer in
street railway stocks, while his partner
had "Jimmy" Townsend, a well known
broker. A newspaper man acted as time-
keeper and referee, and the fistic men came
together. It was a friendly bout of three
rounds. The Australian jumped about his
opponent, led, ducked, countered and side-
stepped with such agility that, at the con-
clusion of the setto, a prominent member of
the exchange said that that organization
would lose $50,000 on Fitzsimmons if Corbett
SHOWED THEM HOW.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 25.—The Chi-
cago university football team showed Cali-
fornia how to play football In the west.
The men from the World's fair city dallied
with the experts from Stanford university
and won as they pleased by a score of 24
to 4. Stanford was outplayed at every
point and only managed to score at all
by flukes. The snap and vim with which
the Chicago boys played was a revelation
to the people out here. Five thousand
spectators were present. The Stanford men
were out of condition, while the Chicago3
were hale and active and stood severe
work as if they thrived on it. Chicago
won the game on team work, marvelous
interference and by doing everything con-
nected with the game better than their op-
ponents. The way l^amy, Hirshberger, Gale,
Nichols and others dodged around the
Stanford lines mnde the local players look
like dummies. Neither side scored in the
first half, but in the second half Chicago
went up and did about as it pleased.
The teams lined up in the following
Chicago. Positions. Stanford.
Gale left end Lewis
Knapp left tackle Coekran
Roulketter left guard Fickert
Wyant center Hazard
Allen right guard Burnett
Roby right tackle Hall
Lamay right end Spalding
Herring quarter Haralson
Nichols right half..Frankenheimer
Ewing left half Downing
Hlrschberger full back Kennedy
The average weight of the Chicago men
is 1G1V6 pounds; Stanford 172.
The game started with the ball in
Chicago's possession. Stanford showed
plainly lack of interference, and the run-
ners were generally downed with but
On the contrary, when a Chicago man
got around the end, he was good for large
gains. Finally the ball was punted into
Chicago's territory. Lamay of Chicago
made the star run of the day. Stanford
kicked off when the second half opened,
but Chicago soon had the ball and worked
It down Into Stanford's territory. Gale
was pushed through the center, as if the
Stanford men were made of putty, and
Hlrschberger sneaked around the end for
a touch down, lie knocked a goal, and
the score was Chicago C, Stanford noth-
The Chicagos worked the ball to Stan-
ford's five yard line, when the Palo Alto
men punted It back. Hlrschberger fumbled
it, but Nichols took It to Stanford's
twenty-five yard line. Spalding was hurt,
and Cotton took his place. Gale, Ewlng
and Allen by clever plays got the ball
close to the line, and Ewlng was pushed
over with it. Hirsehberger kicked goal.
Chicago's score 12.
Shortly after the kick off the ball was
passed to Hlrschberger for a kick, but
he fumbled and kept the ball. He tried
another kick, and Stanford blocked it.
Nichols grabbed the ball, and then, aided
by magnificent interference, ran seventy
yards and scored a touch down.
Hlrschberger kicked his third goal, and
the score was Chicago 18, Stanford noth-
Kenney kicked off thirty yards, but
Herring dodged back for fifteen yards.
Chicago wa3 given ten yards more on an
off side play, and Hirsehberger made forty
yards more around the left end, bringing
the ball to Stanford's twenty-five yard
line. Allen went around the left and
scored a touch down. The usual goal
was kicked, making Chicago's score twen-
ty-four. In the next kick off Kennedy
sent the ball forty yards into Chicago's
territory, but Wyant punted It back. Ken-
nedy again punted, and Lewis broke
through Chicago's line and downed his
man on Chicago's yard line. Stanford got
the ball on the fumble, and Kennedy went
through center for fifty yard3. Coekran
went around the right end for ten yards.
Several attempts at bucking the center was
made without avail, and Chicago got the
ball on a fumble eight yards from Its
goal line. The ball was passed to
Hlrschberger for a punt, but he made a
low kick, and Stanford blocked it. The
ball bounded behind Chicago's goal line,
and Frankenheimer fell on it, scoring a
touch down for Stanford. Kennedy failed
to kick a goal, and the score stood Chicago
24, Stanford 4.
The Chicago's kicked the ball off nearly
to Stanford's line. Stanford punted it
back to the center, when time was called,
and the game was ended.
WON A TITLE.
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 25.—John Coates won
the title of champion lightweight r.outh* of
Mason and Dixon's line to-night. Paul
Johnson, a long-drawn-out copy of Bob
Fitzsimmons, had the title, having won it
by defeating Joe Gaus. The fight lasted
eleven rounds. Every one of them was
fought on the hammer and tongs order.
Blood flowed freely from Johnson's mouth
and nose and the feature of the fight was
the terrible punishment which he took.
There was no stage in the fight when
Coates had not the best of it. Johnson did
not come up to form and many who saw
the fight said he had too much Christmas
aboard. Backing to the amount of $1000
against $500 was offered on him. The bat-
tle will probably be fought again within
TO ARRANGE A MATCH.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 25.—Parson Davles is
in receipt of this telegram:
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 25.—Dempsey agrees
to box Ryan fifteen rounds January 14.
We expect both contestants to post $500.
The club will do the same. Answer if
agreeable; -will do anything you suggest.
Match Maker, Atlantic Club.
The Parson answered asking what weight
Dempsey agreed to. If Ryan agrees to
fight January 14 he will weigh 14S, but if
Dempsey prefers Ryan will meet him at
catch weights. The Parson said in refer-
ence to 'the London dispatch saying that
Frank Craig, the "Coffee Cooler," bad is-
sued a challenge to fight any one for $1000.
"I have already cabled Craig an offer on
behalf of Choyinski to fight for $1500 a
side and have posted $1000 as a forfeit. If
Craig can not nght for this amount I will
make the match at his figures."
DALLAS DEFEATS FORT WORTH.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 25.—In the game of
football here to-day between Dallas and
!• ort Worth, the Dallas team had things
nil their own way, winning by a score of
30 to 0.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 25.—Memphis ath-
letic club 10, Little Rock athletic club
Washington, Dec. 26.—The Union college-
Columbia football game resulted in a draw
—0 to C.
JUMPED FROM iA BRIDGE.
Poughkeepsic, N. Y., Dec. 25.—Harry Mcn-
cer, the English bridge jumper, leaped
from the top rail of the Poughkeepsle
bridge with his parachute at 1.30 this af-
ternoon. The parachute worked successful-
ly and Mencer struck the water in just
eight seconds after he started. He was
picked up by his friends, L. White of New
York and S. J. Iianlon of Brooklyn, who
were In a rowboat under the bridge. They
rowed to the west shore and were then
driven to Milton, four miles from the
bridge. There they took a train for New
York. 'Mencer showed no apparent injury
from his perilous leap.
DOG FIGHT DRAW.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 25.—A fight took
place to-day between "Jack," a 30-pound
bulldog of Denver, and a Memphis dog,
"Bob," weighing twenty-five pounds. The
match was for $150 a side. The Denver
dog had everything his own way In the
lirst part of the fight, but near the close
the Memphis dog got a neck hold on Jack
that came near finishing the contest and
ho weakened the Denver dog that the best
he could do was to make a draw in one
hour and forty minutes. A second meet-
ing has been arranged, to come off in five
"HOME RUN DUFFEE" DEAD.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 25.—Charles Edward
Duffee, aged 28, died of consumption. He
was well known as "Home Run Duffee,"
an ex-member of the St. Louis Erowns
of the national league and the American
association, and also of the Washington
club of the national league. He left the
league in 1891, owing to ill health, but
somewhat recovered and played with the
Atlanta team in 1892. Duffee leaves a wife.
He will be buried to-morrow.
CRACKS IN CALIFORNIA.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 25.—Ten thousand
people saw the crack pacers and trotters
of the country go against their own rec-
ords to-day. The track was at least three
seconds slow, and no records were broken.
Directly, the champion 2-year-old, went
against his record of 2.07 but could only
go in 2 09.
Robert J. beat Joe Patchen In the pacing
race, winning the first, third and fourth
heats in 2.08, 2.07 and 2.08. Patchen won
the second heat in 2.13.
Emil Ulbrecht, a local bicyclist, raced
against Flying Jib and beat the pacer In
2.05. Jib's time was 2.07. Ulbrecht will
race against Flying Jib again to-morrow.
Alix did not start to-day but will go
to-morrow. She Is said to be fit to break
NEW ORLEANS WINNERS.
New Orleans, La., Dec..25.—Weather fine,
track fast; attendance 10,000. First race,
selling, six furlongs; G. B. Cox won,
Luke Parks second, Elberon third. Time:
Second race, selling, six furlongs: Min-
nie Cee won, Panway second, Ben Wilson
third. Time: 1.14%.
Third race, handicap, for 2-year-olds, five
furlongs: C'oria won, imported Pomegran-
ite second, Flush third. Time: 1.13.
Fourth race, Christmas handicap, $1000 to
winner, one mile and a furlong: Amelia
May won, Lody second, Mariel third. Time:
Fifth race, selling, one mile: Void won,
Ten Spring second, Alethia Allen third.
SAN FRANCISCO RACES.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 25.—First race,
five and one-half furlongs: Fulano won,
Queen Bee second. Charmer third. Time:
Second race, six furlongs, 3-year-olds an<l
up: Braw Scott won, Captain Reese sec^-
ond, Adolph third. Time: 1.26.
Third race, Nagle stakes, handicap, seven
furlongs: Jim Flood won, Major McLaugh-
lin second, Rey Alfonso third. Time;
Fourth race, Harlem stakes, steeplechase,
full course, value $2000: Flooelmore won,
General Miles second, Happy Band third.
Fifth race, six furlongs: Realization won,
Quirt second, Monrovia third. Time: 1.21%.
EAST ST. LOUIS WINNERS.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 25.—East St. Louis
results: First race, six furlongs: Bugle
won, Lillian second, Abe Cohen third.
Second race, five furlongs: Duckadoo
won, Herndon second, His Nibs third.
Third race, one mile: Air Line won,
John Hlckey second, Liberty third. Time:
Fourth race, mile and seventy yards:
ITaroldine won, Little George second,
Estelle F. third. Time: 1.53$.
Fifth race, six furlongs: St. Augustine
won, Hart Wallace second, Danton third.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 25.—First race, four
and a half furlongs: Pat won, April sec-
ond, Courtney third. Time: 1.04.
Second race, selling, five and one-half
furlongs: Dot Dimple won, Murphy sec-
ond, Orphan Boy third. Time: 1.17.
Third race, six furlong-3: Storekeeper
won, Say When second, Bo'b Clampitt
third. Time: 1.25.
Fourth race, handicap, seven furlongs:
Jim Head won, Snowball second, Ivanhoe
third. Time: 1.39.
Fifth race, selling, one mile: St. Leo
won, Ulster second, Mirabeau third. Time:
SHEEP IN THE UNITED STATES.
Boston Manufacturers' Gazette.
There are no authentic statistics giving
the number of the different varieties of
sheep in the United States. An attempt In
this direction is being made by the secre-
tary of an association, and the result will
be published in the course of next year.
A ralr approximation is expected to bo
reached. We publish In this issue a por-
tion of the report of Alexander Bruce,
chief inspector of stock for the colony of
New South Wales, to the colonial legis-
lature, giving the estimated number of
sheep of the different classes in the United
States. Mr. Bruce had charge of the New
South Wales wool exhibit at the Chicago
fair and was one of the judges on wool.
The figures which he gives are but esti-
mates of his own, made up from the best
Information lie was able to obtain from
competent authority, which he was in a
position to command. According to these
estimates, one-half of the number of sheep
In the United States are of the merino
blood, and four-tenths of crossbreds and
full-blooded English sheep. These esti-
mates may be accepted as approximate,
not to be set aside till the publication of
the forthcoming estimates above referred
to, made from more thoroughly collected
data. The tendency of sheep husbandry in
the United States is toward the English
or mutton breeds. The fact that wool Is
on the free list in the tariff will simply
hasten this tendency, which, however, is
natural and sure with the progress of the
higher aims of agriculture and the ad-
vancement of commerce and manufacture.
The mutton sheep is a most important ad-
junct to farming operations, and as this
is more and more realized, tne multiplica-
tion of this class of sheep in this country
will follow. The fact that 40 per cent of
the sheep now in the country are of the
mutton type is enough to convince one that
it is only a matter of a comparatively short
time when this breed of sheep will greatly
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STABBED IN THE NECK.
Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 25.—In
a difficulty to-day Henry Davis, colored,
was seriously stabbed in the neck.
No one who has taken Harper's Maga-
zine gives it up willingly. Price. $4 a year.
A Katy Passenger Train Runs Into
the Rear Coach of a H. (St
T. C, Passenger.
THE TRAIN MEN TALK.
Seventeen People Reported Injured—It Is
Thought Two of the Passengers Will
Die—List of Casualties.
Waxahachle, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 25.—
A serious wreck occurred here this even-
ing at C.03. The Katy southbound and the
west bound Houston and Texas Central
collided at a crossing one mile north of
this city. The Katy train was in charge
of R. J. Littlefleld, Bob Mays engineer and
Will Walker fireman. The Houston and
Texas Central train was in charge of Con-
ductor W. Buttle, Engineer W. S. Man-
ning. The trains were both heavily loaded
with passengers. Seventeen are reported
to be injured in the wreck. It is thought
two of the passengers will die.
The engine of the Katy ran Into the
rear coach of the Houston and Texas Cen-
tral, striking the coach about midway,
tearing the seats up and scattering the
coach fixtures about promiscuously. The
following is a list of the injured:
J. E. Edling, Omaha, side, arm and
T. J. Hestor, Corsicana, rib broken,
bruised about the head.
Geo. Clark, section hand at Sardis, hip
Mrs. Enos, Waxahachie, thought to be
Lee Vance and wife of Mexia, both dan-
gerously bruised, injured Internally.
—. Taylor, cut on head.
W. F. Carson, Willis, Tex., seriously in-
jured about the head and hip.
E. B. Harold, Fort Worth, injured about
Miss Kate Burroughs of Waxahachle,
slightly bruised about the head.
Wm. Clarkson, Corsicana, gash In head,
Engineer Bob Mays of the Katy, both
Walter Elmer, Fort Worth, a train boy,
left arm out of place and left hip slightly
M. V. Sharp, right side of face and right
J. W. Ranzom, Ennis, brakeman on the
Houston and Texas Central, head and
breast seriously injured.
—. Coannlly, Waxahachie, slightly in-
W. E. Suttle, the conductor on the Cen-
tral, was found stretched upon a rude
cot in a coach. While painfully hurt, he
was able to talk and among other things
said: "I was taking up tickets when the
crash came, and I turned about fifteen
somersaults. Didn't hear the approach of
the Katy train; did not hear any whis-
Conductor Suttle says his train came to
a full stop and gave the usual signals at
"We then started up and were just get-
ting under good headway when the Katy
engine dashed Into us." He also stated
that someone told him that the air was
cut off the Katy. He did not know how
much truth there was In it, though it was
certain that the train must have been
under good headway.
R. W. Mays, engineer of the Katy, stated
that his train was running at the rate of
twentv-flve miles an hour and at about
the sixth telegraph pole from the cross-
ing, the usual place of applying the air,
he threw the brakes on but found they
would not work. He was coming around
a curve and through a slight cut and could
not see the crossing until within 150 feet,
but he immediately reversed his engine,
started the sand valve and put on full
steam and did all in his power to stop
the train and did not Jump until he found
his efforts were of no avail. As he and
his fireman jumped, they saw two men
jump from the blind mail, but saw nothing
more of them, as he was stunned by the
fall. He also stated that when he re-
gained his faculties, Conductor Littlefleld
came running to his rescue and that he
told him to examine the air brakes as they
had failed to work, which he did and
found that the air had been cut off be-
tween the engine and mail car.
The people of Waxahachie responded to
the needs of the wounded and did all
that could have been done under the cir-
cumstances. Several physicians were on
hand to give medical aid to those that
were In need. Conductor Littlefleld re-
fused to make a statement.
REQUISITION FOR FLAGLER.
Governor Mitchell of Florida Says He Will
Chicago, 111., Dec. 25.—A special to the
Recorder from Tampa, Fla., says: If
Henry M. Flagler, director of the Standard
oil company, sets foot in Florida again
this winter he will be arrested and taken
In reply to the question: "Will you honor
the requisition of Governor Hogg for the
person of H. M. Flagler?" Governor Mitch-
ell said to-night: "Yes, I have already
done so. I received notice by wire yes-
terday from my private secretary in Talla-
hassee that requisition papers properly
made out and duly signed had been re-
ceived from Governor Hogg of Texas. My
secretary asked for instructions. I an-
swered at once that I knew no difference
in matters of this kind. T have no doubt
that Mr. Flagler will resist in the courts,
and if he does it will be decided whether
or not he has been guilty of crime for
which he must appear before the bar of
justice in Texas. Ofi course he is in a
sense a fugitive from Justice in Texas or
their requisition papers would not have
been issued by Governor Hogg. I have
honored it and have done my whole duty,
and that is all there is to it."
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