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TTTHi atOENISrG- OEBGONIiJr, aKKNDA?,' JASTTABX 7, 1893.
ADDITIOXAI. BIEXXIAI. REPORTS
The School lor Defective Youth, the
"Western AVnahlnRrton Insane Hos
pital and the Library.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 6. The eighth annual
report of the Washington school for de
fective youth, covering the year ending
May 30, 18S4, has just been submitted. In
this institution there are three separate
and distinct departments under one man
agement. The following table shows the
number of unfortunates at present in the
school, and the counties from -which sent:
Columbia 3iLincoln 1
Thehalis 3IPierc 13
Clarke "5an Juan J
Cowlitz ljSnohomish o
Douglas l5kagit 1
artleld l'Stevens 2
Kittitas 3iVhltman 6
Klickitat 4iyaklma 1
Kitsap II .
Lewis 51 Total 105
The estimate for maintaining the schools
for the two ensuing years, as fixed by the
board, is $77,323, and the probable cost
of improvements proposed in the insti
tution will call for an appropriation of
$15,310. The institution is reported in a
flourishing condition and Is accompusmng
a good work.
Appended is a brief summary from sta
tistics appended to the biennial report of
the Western Washington hospital for the
insane, covering the two years preceding
September 20, 1831:
Patients, October 1. 3892. 363; admitted
daring two years, 350; under treatment,
713; discharged. 181; died, 82; escaped, 3;
vacancies created, 2C6; patients in hos
pital November 30, 1893, 38S; increase dur
ing first year, 23; average number first
year, 381; average second year, 427.
Total expenditure for term, $100,592; cost
per patient. $198.
Of the 350 patients admitted during the
two years, 243 were males and 107 fe
males. They were divided among the sev
eral counties as follows:
.'hehalls llPierce 63
Clarke 12'San Juan 3
Clallam S!3kagit 12
Cowlitz 7Snohomlsh o
Jefferson lSiThurston 16
King 105Walla Walla 5
Kittitas 4jVhatcom 24
Lewis 14Vahklakum 1
Mason .. 4!Yakima 2
Pacific .: 4,
The report of the state librarian shows
the addition of 2372 bound volumes, as
There was. also, added 688 pamphlets
and maps. The library now contains:
Bound volumes 10,453
Vnbound volumes 17
Battle maps and atlases 28
One of the latest announcements of
aspirants for a position within the gift of
the legislature Is that Gus Cowles, who
desires to be secretary of the senate. Mr.
Cowles was, for many years, chief clerk
in the surveyor-general's office, and until
relieved by the democratic administra
tion. THE PAPAL EDICT.
It "Was Further I'nbliely Discussed
In Tncoma Yesterday.
TACOMA. Jan. 6. A meeting attended
by fully 2000 persons was held In Armory
hall this afternoon under the auspices of
the American Protective Association, the
Knights -of Pythias, the Odd "Fellows arid
the Sons of Temperance, to protest
against the recent edict of the pope, plac
ing the latter three secret societies under
the ban of the Catholic church. G. W.
VanFossen, president of the state Amer
ican Protective Association, made a
speech of a half-hour's duration, review
ing papal interference in the affairs of
European countries and the United
States. G. W. Gallagher, a Congrega
tional minister, spoke In behalf of the
Odd Fellows. He declared this order
was thoroughly Christian and eminently
humane In teaching and practice. He
briefly reviewed Its history and enumer
ated Its charitable deeds. Why the pope
did not want Catholics to be Odd Fel
lows was because the Catholic church, to
exist, must confine the mental visions of
its members to the narrow channels of
ignorance, superstition and fear. To go
into Odd Fellowship broadened a man's
mind, and therefore unfitted him to be a
Catholic. The Rev. B. F. Rattery, also
a. Congregational minister, spoke briefly,
as a Son of Temperance. He said:
"It stands the pope well In hand to
place temperance under the ban, since
four-fifths of the Catholic church are
keepers of dives, saloons and gambling
Joints. I am willing for any American to
hold whatever religious views he pleases,
but the pope and the Catholic church
must keep, their hands off American in
stitutions. State Senator Ed Taylor, a Knight of
Pythias, created merriment by charging
Mr. VanFossen and Representative Fred
Taylor, president and secretary of the
state American Protective Association,
with bribing the pope to Issue his edict
to as to drive all Catholics from other
societies Into the American Protective
Association, the only society left not
under the ban. The senator said the
pope's tdict had made A. P. A.s out of
the 55,000.000 Protestants and half of the
10.000,000 Catholics in the United States.
The only Catholics who upheld it were
the ignorant and foreign-born.
COOS COU.NTV LABOn TROUBLE.
A hite Men Rcfnne a Reduction, and
XcsrocH Are Imported.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Jan. 6. Labor
troubles have broken out anew In Coos
county, and the termination of the pres
ent condition of affairs is a subject now
being thoroughly discussed by almost
every citizen of this county. Last month
the Boaver Hill Coal Company had 50
negroes. sonie of them with families, im
ported from West Virginia, to operate the
mines. The white force, on the eve of
the arrival of the negroes; was reduced In
pay to 45 cents per ton, and consequently
quit. The arrival of the negroes disclosed
the fact that they were very much dis
appointed, and said the company's agent
grossly misrepresented the facts. Only a
few of them have gone to work, and they
are disgusted. A portion of them have
started on their return home, and the
coal miners at LIbby have subscribed a
large sum of money to send the women
and men, who are In destitute circum
stances, back home. A subscription list
is also being circulated in Marshfield for
that purpose. It is generally reported
here today that the coal company has dis
patched a man to Seattle to bring in an
other consignment of negroes. The white
miners at LIbby are paid 75 cents per
ton for mining coal.
THE STORM IS OVER.
People at The Dalles Have Resumed
Their Usual Vocations.
THE DALLES. Or.. Jan. C- The snow
storm Is over for a while, at least. Side
walks and wnlngs are being rapldly
cleaned, and .-ore frequented thorough
fares being opened. It Is reported the
snow Is six feet deep at Cascade Locks.
Large quantities of Ice are in the river,
and the amount is increasing.
The regular meeting of the city coun
cil -was held last night. A ballot .was
taken to elect a councilman to fill the
place of the late' J. N. Joles. Leslie But
ler and L. E. Crowe were the candidates.
but as some blank votes were cast, neith
er received a majority and the election
was postponed until the next meeting.
The Odd Fellows' held a reception and
gave a grand banquet last evening In
their lodgeroom. Many Invitations were
issued and a large number of guests gath
ered for the festivities.
A franchise was granted by the city
council at its last meeting to T. J. Seufert
and J. W. Condon to build and operate a
telephone system in The Dalles. Tljls city
already has a telephone plant, but the
gentlemen named Intend beginning work
as soon as the-weather permits.
A CASE OF DELIRIUM TREMENS.
Representative of a. Portland Con
cern Confined in Walla Walla,
WALLA WALLA. Jan. 6. Dell Lashler,
one of the best known traveling men in
the Northwest, and formerly a resident
of Spokane, occupies quarters in the coun
ty jalL The cause Is delirium tremens.
Lashler represents a Portland whisky
house, and came to the city about two
weeks ago. He has made his headquar-1
ters at the State hotel. Soon after his
arrial Walter Schumacher, proprietor of
the hotel, noticed that Lashler was seri
ously affected with asthma and requested
that he go to the hospital for treatment.
He refused, and since that time he has
been drunk more or less. This, combined
with other Irregularities, have caused
much alarm as to his condition. He was
cared for at the hotel until this morning,
when he became unmanageable and was
transferred to the jail for safety. Dr.
Keylor. the attending physician, says he
does not think Lashier's condition to be
of a serious nature. Lashier insists that
his life is threatened, and that some one
pursues him. He is resting easily this
evening, but Is under the supervision of
Peter Durant, an old and wealthy
Frenchman, was discovered violently In
sane this morning and promenading the
streets with a double-barreled shotgun
In search of persons whom he said In
tended to kill him. Durant is a bachelor,
and lived in a hut by himself in the heart
of the city. He was taken to the house
of a friend, but later had to be transferred
to the county jail. His friends will ask
that he be kept in a private asylum.
WAS OX HER WEDDING TRIP.
The Woman Killed at Ashland Well
Knowa in. Tncoma.
TACOMA, Jan. 6. Mrs. Marie Jasous,
who was killed by "walking off a train
near Ashland, Or., yesterday, was the
possessor of a romance, a handsome home
in the North End and other property esti
mated to be -worth nearly $250,000. Five
years ago her first husband, Mr. Bern
hardy, died. She has since led a quiet
life here. Her home adjoined the inter
state fair grounds and during the progress
of the fair she was a frequent visitor
there. In the Turkish village she met
Mitchell Jasous, a Turk, employed In his
brother's bazar. He was handsome and
young and he smiled on her. She learned
to love him to the amazement of her
friends. The couple were married In No
vember, the bride's trousseau being a
marvel of beauty. They went to Cali
fornia on their wedding trip and were re
turning when the fatal accident ocdurred.
The body "was brought home tonight.
Land Contests in Stevens County.
R. A. Hume, special agent of the land
department of the Northern Pacific rail
road, is at Spokane and has filed 57,223
acres In the Kallspel valley, in Stevens
county. The land is claimed by the com
pany as a part of the original grant to
the Northern Pacific The survey was ac
cepted May 21 last. The railroad company
will contend, in dealing with the settlers
of that locality, that they are not entitled
to hold land unless they can establish
a continuous residence ever since August,
1S72. The land filed is Included in a strip
18 miles long! by 12 wide, and is contiguous
to the 40-mile limit. Agents of th com
pany are now busy selecting lieu land
north of it, and a large number of acres
has already been filed on.
Mr. Hume was asked to give an esti
mate of the amount of land yet to be
selected by the railroad in this state.
"I don't know exactly," he said to a
Spokesman-Review reporter, "but there
are many thousand acres altogether. You
know the company claims the right to
select within the 40-mlle limit as much
land as it has been kept from filing on in
the Blackfoot, Coeur d'Alene, Yakima
and Puyallup reservations. However, I
haven't another list ready. A little mat
ter of 57,000 acres ought to do for one
Fatal End of a Spree.
The body of Frederick W. Hoyt was
found Wednesday morning by his little
son, 150 yards from his farmhouse, on
White Bluff prairie, six miles west of
Spokane. He had come to town the Fri
day before and is supposed to have in
dulged freely In drink. Starting home
with a bottle of whisky In his pocket, he
undertook to make a short cut across his
field. He probably stopped to rest, fell
asleep and froze to death. The snow had
banked up around him, indicating that
his death occurred Friday night or Satur
day morning. Hoyt had frequently re
mained in town two or three days on a
spree, and his family had not suspected
that any greater misfortune had over
taken him. He was a homesteader and
had resided there 13 years. He leaves a
wife and five children.
Wilson Is Confident.
TACOMA. Jan. 6. Regarding his
chances of winning the senatorship Rep
resentative John L. Wilson, who arrived
today from Washington, says:
"I have many friends who think my
chances are excellent. T! favor an open,
honest caucus, and am willing to abide
by Its results, providing the decision is
reached without suspicious or unrepub
He thinks this congress will not enact
any financial legislation because, he says,
too many members are affected with
wildcat and yellow-dog financial ideas.
Bnsineas Good in Harney Valley.
HARNEY CITY, Jan. 6. The weather
is all that could be asked by the stock
men, and all stock are looking well. Hay
Is plentiful and cheap. The business out
look, as a consequence, is very bright.
In fact, Harney valley has had little to
complain of because of the hard times,
the valley is mostly peopled with stock
men, and as they don't complain, no one
else has a right to.
LIVING HUMAN DYNAMO
Wonderful Electrical Powers of a
jSr Youurt Girl In Missouri, i
SEDALIA, Mo., Jan. 6. Jennie Moran
is an illiterate country girl living on a
small farm eight miles from Sedalia, who
appears to possess wonderful electrical
powers, which manifested themselves
for the first time about six months ago.
One of the girl's many wonderful powers
Is that of Illuminating a room by her
presence. This she can do or not do, just
as she chooses. The most marvelous
thing, however, of the feat Is that human
eyes have not yet been able to see where
the light comes from. On entering a
dark room It Is at once as light as day.
If she wills, but when she goes out the
light Is extinguished. While she Is pro
ducing the phenomena nobody dares to
touch her on penalty of death. She seems
to bo charged with all the electrical bolts
of a live wire. A cat was picked up by
the girl while charged and was killed.
In fact, she is admitted to be an actual
living human dynamo. Even during
ordinary times, when she is as near the
normal as she ever gets, terrific shocks
are experienced by those who take hold
of her hands. Henry J- Ashcroft, who
was investigating the case, endeavored
to undergo the torments of the girl's
powers, but at the end of a few seconds
was unconscious. .
A SPECIAL POLICEMAN GUARDED
EX-SENATOR JF AIR.
He Was Convinced That Rippey, "Who
Attempted Mackay's Life, Would
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6. Ample evi
dence has been developed to show that
for months the late James G. Fair was
In constant fear of his life. Fair, says a
morning paper, was frequently advised
that his life was in danger and that he
would fall a victim, to the -murderous act
of a crank. The ex-senator was convinced
that the old man, Rippey. who shot Mr.
Fair's old partner, John W. Mackay, had
sworn to take his life next. This con
viction was strengthened by the fact that
Rippey continued to haunt the neighbor
hood of the Lick house and would loiter
for hours on the southwest corner of Sut
ter and Montgomery streets, directly
under Mr. Fair's quarters. Threats of as
sassination by bullet and dynamite be
came so numerous that the ex-senator
finally consulted with Chief of Police
Crowley. An investigation was ordered,
with the result that a policeman was as
signed to special duty in citizen's clothes
in that vicinity. This was four months,
or more, ago, and he remained there until
the death of Fair was announced. The
tender manner in which Rippey was
treated for his attempted assassination
of Mr. Mackay encouraged him. He has
not only been much In evidence on the
streets, but has allowed his tongue to
wag freely. The burden of his song was
naturally promptly carried to the ears of
the men whom he had selected as his
victims. Chief among these were Mr.
Fair and Chief Crowley. The latter did
not fear the threats of the would-be as
sassin, but while he hied himself to Hon
olulu in search of a balmier climate he
left a stanch Cornish-born officer to guard
the person and the habitation of the
millionaire. The nervous strain occas
ioned by the feeling that a sudden and
horrible murder lay in his path, hanging
over him like the sword of Damocles,
had a very serious effect upon his sys
tem. It Intensified the asthma, essen
tially a nervous disease, and had a bane
ful effect on the kidney disorders arising
out of that.
Upwards of a Hundred Tramps Al
ready in. Jail.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6. No arrescs
were made today by the citizens' commit
tee of safety. Upwards of 100 tramps and
idlers are in the city and county jails al
ready, and none are to be seen about the
streets. The brush camps have been
broken up and the occupants arrested.
Two or three dozen have left town since
Thursday, but these could scarcely ac
count for the alleged influx into other
cities from Fresno to Red Bluff, as re
ported by telegraph. The committee has
not been driving the hobos out, but ar
resting them. This evening a man with
a pistol created a panic In the office of the
Golden Eagle hotel. The room was full
of legislators and office-seekers when the
cry rang out: ,
"Look out, he s going to shoot!
A wild scramble was made for the door,
which was met by a body of police, who,
forcing their way In, arrested a man who,
with his back to the wall, was threaten
ing to shoot the first man who
approached. Ugou being taken to
the police ststion it was found
that his name" was Nicholas Mo
rlz, and that he was from West Oak
land. This afternoon, when perfectly so
ber, Moriz applied for a permit to carry a
revolver, and it was granted. So far, there
is no means of knowing whether he
armed himself with the Intention of shoot
ing some one, or whether he was so
drunk that he did not know what he
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 6. The effects
of the anti-tramp movement in Sacra
mento are already being felt here. The
tramps and hobos are coming to town
from Sacramento and the country dis
tricts where they have been coldly re
ceived. The police have noticed the in
flux of undesirable visitors, and they have
been instructed to "run in" all suspicious
HOTEL THIEVES CAPTURED.
They Had Robbed Two Hotels in
Omaha of Jinny Valuables.
OMAHA, Jan. 6. James Griffin, William
O'Brien and William Beck, Eastern crooks
who succeeded in getting away with
valuables to the amount of $3000, belong
ing to the guests of the Paxton and Mil
lard hotels, were arrested today. The rob
bery occurred on Friday night, but the
valuables were not missed until yester
day. The goods stolen from the Paxton
amounted to $400 or $500, the loss being
divided between a half dozen different
guests. At the Millard, Eugene Sandow
was the only victim reported to have
lost anything, but his loss was heavier
than the others combined. His heaviest
loss was a gold watch set with diamonds,
which was a present to him before he
came to this country and which he val
ued at $2500. He also lost $100 in cash.
The only clue obtained of the robbers
was at the Millard, where two strangers
had come in late and registered, paying
for their room in advance. These men
made their disappearance early in the
morning. Mr. Sandow, who left for St.
Paul last evening, claimed he had locked
his door before going to bed, but he had
found it unlocked when he arose yesterday
morning. At 3 o'clock this morning the
police rounded the crooks up. They were
armed, but the officers got the drop on
them. They submitted quietly, but at the
station made a desperate effort to escape
and the entire office force was involved
in a fight with them before they could be
SAYS IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
A Rejected Suitor Kills Ills Lost Love
and Her Mother.
NEWPORT, Ark., Jan. 6. At the Mar
tin plantation, near Newport, Samuel
Swims and James Fields were rivals for
the hand of Alice, the daughter of Mrs.
Mary Cooper, a widow. Fields won, and
a week ago he and Alice were married.
Early Saturday night. Swims, armed with
a shotgun, appeared at the home of Fields
and his bride, where also lived Mrs.
Cooper and another daughter. Swims
called to Fields to let him in", as he was
cold. Becoming impatient at the delay,
he burst open the. door and leveled his
gun at Fields, commanding him to throw
up his hands. Mrs. Cooper and Mrs.
Fields sprang between the gun and the
object of its aim, each receiving the con
tents of one barrel. Mrs. Cooper died al
most Instantly, and Mrs. Fields lived but
six hours. Swims is a ne'er-do-well. 23
years old. He came to Newport after the
shooting and surrendered himself. He
claims that the gun was accidentally dis
charged; that Fields had drawn a pistol
on him; that Mrs. Cooper seized the bar
rels of the gun, and. In trying to wrench
it from his, the hammer fell and the gun
BAND OF KIDNAPERS.
The Excitement at Lebanon, Ind., Is
LEBANON, Ind., Jan. 6. The excite
ment occasioned by the kidnaping of the
6-year-old son of C. G. Wickhara, of
Thornton, and his rescue is still intense.
His captors proved to be an organized
band of bandits, eight in number, who
have been a terror to this community for
many months. Those officers who were
in pursuit of the fleeting outlaws, came
upon them in a thicket two miles north of
their rendezvous. The bandits at once
took to their heels and a running fight
ensued, during which a number of shots
were exchanged, and though the officers
are certain all of them could not have es
caped unharmed, no one was Icilled. The
villains were soon lost in the woods. The
officers, who have been reinforced by at
least 50 men and boys from this city, keep
up their search, but the outlaws are more
familiar with the ground and may escape.
About three weeks ago, Jackson Bates, a
wealthy farmer, living two miles east
of here, disappeared. It is almost certain
that he was murdered for his money.
WORK OF A "HOODOO" DOCTOR.
It Causes Two Deaths in a Georgia
AUGUSTA, Jan. 6. Mrs. Bailey John
son has died here, literally frightened to
death. A "hoodoo" doctor visited her and"
told her she was filled with lizards. When
the doctor told her this she Immediately
took to her bed and death followed. Her
children accused their father of having
conjured the old woman, and some of
them proposed to move their mother from
her home and carry her to their home.
The old man, not believing that there was
any reason for the removal of his wife,
remonstrated. Bailey, his son. grew very
angry and attacked the father. The old
man. in defending his life, slew his son.
He was arrested, but was released.
OTHER CRIME NEWS.
A Woman's Frightful Crime.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6. Mott street, in
Chinatown, was the scene this morning
of a shocking murder. The victim,
Bridget Gorman, was burned to death.
The murderess was Lizzie Brown, one of
the most notorious characters in that
section. She used a lighted kerosene
lamp for a weapon. During the quarrel
she threw the lamp at her victim. It
broke, the flaming oil setting fire to her
clothing. In an instant the unfortunate
woman was a mass of flames. Ap
parently not a bit moved by her dreadful
work, the murderess stood for several
moments watching her victim writhe in
agony and was captured later by the
He Objected to the Interruption.
GADSDEN, Ala., Jan. 6. News comes
from Canso creek, St. Clair county, of
the murder, Thursday, of John Brown,
aged 60 years, by Will Harp, who was
visiting Brown's married daughter. Brown
had retired, but was awakened by the
crying of his daughter's baby. On his
calling to her to quiet it, Harp picked up
a shovel and in the presence of the
daughter, murdered the old man. Harp
THE COURTS APPEALED TO
Kate Chn.se Sprajrue Wants to Be
Protected From Her Creditors.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Kate Chase
Sprague. daughter of the late Chief Just
ice Salmon P. Chase, whose pecuniary
difficulties were recently made public, has
brought suit in the supreme court of the
District of Columbia for an injunction to
restrain the several persons interested
from proceeding with the sale of her
personal effects at auction, under deeds of
trust given by her to secure advances of
money. In the complaint filed Mrs.
Sprague alleges that she was the victim
of usurious practices by the persons from
whom she obtained the money. She de
clares that she does not know how much
she received from them, but says that
they charge her with having borrowed
larger sums than she ever received. Being
unable to meet the obligations as they be
came due, the trustees under the mort
gages removed, against her protest, a por
tion of the pictures and furniture from
her historic home, "Edgewood," to the
auction warehouse, and davertlsed them
to be sold. She further says that she has
been notified that they Intend to take
the remainder of her effects tomorrow,
and it is to prevent such a proceeding
that she asks for an injunction. She also
prays for an accounting with the holders
of notes against her, under the direction
of the court. Articles- vered by the
mortgages include famnypictures and rel
ics brought from all parts of the worlds
and a marble bust of her father.
THE NICARAGUAN CANAL.
British Capital Is Said to Be Ready to
Complete the AVorlc.
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 6. Colonel S. C.
Braid, late consul of the United States to
Greytown, said yesterday:
"I am Informed that a syndicate rf
British capitalists have agreed with Mr.
Bartlett, a member of the Nicaraguan
Canal Company, as reorganized, to sub
scribe large capital, which will enable
the company to continue the work of
construction, in case congress should not
pass a resolution to foster the work. It
Is probable that capitalists along the Pa
cific const would subscribe the balance.
The task of finishing the Nicaragua
canal is simple, but herculean."
"Suppose that the United States does
nothing toward the assistance of the
canal company; what will the company
"It will probably be forced at once to
take the proffered subscription of the
English syndicate, and thus Great Britain
would get a hold, just as she did in the
OTHER FINANCIAL NEWS.
Louisiana. Planters Hard Hit.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 6. Davis S. Fer
ris has failed In business. Mr. Ferris is
one of the largest sugar refiners in the
ctate. The failure has been impending
for about six months, and was precipitat
ed by the abolition of the bounty on sugar.
The liabilities and assets are not known
as yet, but the former are said to largely
exceWntne latter. Receivers have been
appointed for the Burton refinery, at
Burton, La., and the Ferris Sugar Refin
ing Company, limited, at Barberk, La.
It is feared that the Ferris failure is but
the forerunner of others engaged in rais
A New Chicago Telephone Company.
CHICAGO, Jan. 6 The Cushman Tele
phone Company, of Chicago, has been in
corporated, with a capital stock of $2,000,
000, to manufacture telephone appliances
and to construct and operate telephone
and telegraph exchanges. I. M. Cushman,
O. O. Lebhardt and Joseph Barton are
named as incorporators.
Editor Walters' Estate.
LONDON, Jan. 6. The personal estate
left by John Walters, of the Times,
amounts to 277.575 net.
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
Unknown Man Fonnd Unconscious in
a North End Saloon.
About 1 o'clock this morning. Officer
Johnson, of the North End detail, was
called into Tom LeMar's saloon, comer
of Third and Ankeny streets, and re
quested to remove a young man lying
there, apparently unconscious from drink.
He took the young fellow to the central
station in the patrol wagon, where it was
discovered that he was suffering from an
overdose of morphine. City Physician
Wheeler was unable to resuscitate him,
and had him removed to the Good Sa
maritan hospital. Nothing is known of
the young man's identity. Officer David
son met him early in the evening. He
informed the officer that he lived at Sev
enth and Oak streets. Inquiry In that
vicinity failed to discover his lodging
Wounded by an Accident.
About 10:30 o'clock last night August
Naegsbauer, a German laborer residing
at Fourth and Baker streets, was sent to
the central police station with a pistol
wound in the left arm. He stated to
Captain Cox that be was lying in bed
when a loaded revolver fell from a shelf
overhead and was discharged, the ball
passing through the bed and shattering
his left arm. City Physician Wheeler
dressed the wound, and Naegebauer was
sent to the Good Samaritan hospital. He
is very poor, and the father of five
ALL MUST-PAY TAXES
RAILROADS ARE NO EXCEPTIONS IX
As a Consequence, the State Will Be
Some Six Hundred Thousamd
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6. The su
preme court yesterday filed its decision
in the six cases Involving the Pacific rail
road taxes for 1SS7. The decision was
against the railroad .companies. Superior
Judge Hubbard's declaration that the
railroad assessments for 1SS7 were valid
was sustained. His award of fees to
Langhorne and Miller, who began and
pressed the Hltgatlon, was affirmed, but
the fees which he granted to Aylett R.
Cotton were stricken out. The supreme
court found that interest on unpaid taxes
was not Imposed by the statutes, and the
amount decreased by Judge Hubbard was
disallowed. The penalty of 5 per cent is
included in the sum each of the railroad
corporations must pay. The decision set
tles points which the railroads have been
raising for years to avoid paying these
taxes. Justice McFarland rendered a dis
The railroad companies may find some
consolation in the fact that they save
over $230,000 in interest and fees allowed
one lawyer. The companies will have to
pay, however, the amount of the taxes,
which will be $647,500, with 5 per cent pen
alty and Langhorne & Miller's fees, about
The decision declares, among other
points, that it is lawful to assess a rail
road at its value without deducting the
amount of its mortgages, as is cone in
the assessment of other property. The su
preme court also rejects the contention
that the assessment in question is void
for the reason that it includes the fran
chise received by the railroad companies
from the United States. It was contended
that the franchise received from the state
had been merged into that given by the
United States. The decision declares the
contention Is not supported by any author
ity. The opinion was written by Justice
Harrison, and Justices DeHaven, Gar
routt and Chief Justice Beatty concurred.
Justices Van Fleet and Fitzgerald were
disqualified by being formerly members
of law firms connected with the litigation.
Justice McFarland, in his dissenting opin
ion, says that the assessment was void
because it included a federal franchise,
and thus attempts to tax one of the
means employed by the United States
government in carrying out its sovereign
powers. It was not apparent to him, he
said, how the state franchise could be
separated from the other.
HELP FOR NEWFOUNDLAND.
The Bank of Montreal to Open a
Branch in St. John's.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Jan. 6. The steamer
Silvia, from Halifax, arrived here today
and brought $150,000 in specie. She also
had on board the officials of the Bank of
Montreal, who will open a branch of that
bank in this city tomorrow. The specie
will be used in the payment of the sal
aries of the government officials, and will
help in a great measure to stimulate trade.
The terrible destitution which is prevail
ing here in some quarters was the sub
ject of the sermons preached in several
of the churches today, and the congrega
tions were urged to be as charitable as
possible in their contributions of clothing,
food and money for the relief of the suf
Has No Available Assets.
STEUBENVILLE, O., Jan. 6. Judge
Mansfield yesterday appointed W. H. El
liott receiver for the Jefferson Iron Com
pany, of this city. The application was
made by S. N. McCHnton, who owns $160,
000 of the $600,000 capital stock. He alleges
that the corporation cannot meet its ob
ligations; that it owes $1S0,000, with no
Distressing Skin Disease from Birth.
Cured in 5 Weeks by Cuticura.
Now Healthy as Can Be.
My baby boy had been Eafferingfrom birth
with some sort of an eruption. The doctors
called at eczema. His little neck was one raw
and exposed mass of red,
Inflamed flesh. His arms
and across and under his
thighs, wherever the fat
flesh madeafold.wero just
the same. For f oar weeks
after his birth ho suffered
with this eruption, and
until I roc the Cuticura.
sleep for any one. In five
'week she was completely
cured. Howas nine weeks
old February 1, and you ought to see his skin
now, smooth, even, and a beautiful pink and
white color. Ho is as healthy as ho can be. Tho
Cdticcra REsoivxxThas given him tone, vigor
and strength. I enckae his portrait.
"WM. A. GARDNER, 184 E. 123d St., New York.
CUTICURA WORKS WONDERS
From tho age of two months my baby suffered
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Found them in every respect satisfactory. Tho
child has now abeautlful skin and is cured. "Wo
cheerfully recommend the same to all mothers.
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less suffering. Cores made in childhood are
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RHEUMATIC PAINS CURED
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Facts are invincible.
is, without doubt, the best
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Always Make Sure and get the eecoine
Allcock's. Jferer pot ap -with an Imititioa.
Allcock's Corn Shields,
Allcock's Bunion Shields.
Have no equal as a relief and cure for corns
purify the blood, tone np the system.
There is ao remedy lite them.
LITTLE BABY WAS RAW
"We promised you a sale tliat 'would
beat all former records. Those who
-were purchasers at our counters last
week can certify that we have made
our word good.
Our reserve stockroom -was flooded
with water. Fortunately we were able
to remove the greater part of the stock
before much damage was done. With
the exception of a slight dampness the
goods are as perfect as ever. We shall
place all goods damaged in the slight
est degree on sale this week, com
mencing Monday morning, 9 o'clock.
The goods will go quick and probably
will- not last the week out, so do not
delay in making your purchases.
Will be arranged on seperate counters
and plainly marked. We note the fol
lowing items that are particularly
worthy of notice :
The $1.30 quality
ISO Dr. Warner's
No. 333 Corsets,
300 Dr. Warner's
Heavy Knit Skirts
Crash, the lOc kind
OUR GREAT ANNUAL SALE In full
action ; ail departments represented.
The 20c kind;
The 7c kind
The balance of
The Coats and
Damaged by water
Will be closed
Out this "week.
pitfst and Taylot Sts. .