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TBI MOEMUfS OBEGONIAJT, TUESDAY, JA25XTAET 8, 1895.
FIRE IT IMG CREEK
NEARLY ALL OF THE TCTTX
Tievr Brought by Stage of Fifty
Thontanil DoJls-rs Damage Done
in That Little City.
HEPPNER, Or.. Jan. 7. "Word reached
here by this morning's slagre that the
town of Long Creek, in Grant county,
had suffered from a big fire. The cause
is as yet unknown. The losses, so far as
known, arc: Total loss William Rudio.
general merchandise: the iiasonlc hall.
Keeney Brothers' saloon, and a barber
Damaged C. "W. Conger, general mer
chandise town hall, candy store, barber
shop, hotel. Charles H. Lees' livery
stable, harness shop and the Eagle print
It is thought that the loss will reach
$50,000, though the loss of particular in
dividuals is not known. Full particulars
will not reach here before morning.
EASTERN OREGOX ASYLUM CASE.
motion to Recall Mandate Argued
and Snbmltted to Supreme Court.
SALEM, Jan. 7. In the supreme court
today, the following proceedings were had:
State of Oregon, ex rel.. A. C. Taylor,
respondent vs. Sylvester Pennoyer. George
"V. McBrlde and Philip Metscham. board
cf public building commissioners of the
state of Oregon, appellants; motion to re
call mandate, argued and submitted. This
is the Eastern Oregon asylum case.
D. Marx and A. C. Jorgensen, appel
lants, vs. A. E. Laroque. H. H. Gilbert
ton and the State Insurance Company, re
spondents; appeal from Marion county;
argued and submitted.
Superintendent Rowland, of the insane
a ylura, today filed his report for the
month of December, from which the fol
lowing figures arc taken:
Patients, November 50 662 SOS
Received during December 20 11
Total under care 6SS 319
Discharged, recovered 4 2
Discharged, much improved... 1 '2.
Discharged, improved -' 1
Discharged, not improved 3
Remaining, December 31 60S 311
Average number of patients dally, 970;
number employes. 10S; per capita monthly
xpense, ?0 22; per capita daily expense,
Articles of incorporation were filed to
day in the secretary of state's office by
Marshfleld Athletic Club; capital stock.
$1000; S. D. Magnese, P. L. Phelan, James
II. Flanagan, incorporators; place of busi
ness, Marshfield. Coos county.
BACK TO "OLE VIRGINXY."
cgro Miner Leaving Coos County
for Tliclr Oltl Homes.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Jan. 7. Today
there was another important incident con
nected with the importation of negro
miners into Coos county. All but two
families and four single men, who reached
here last week to mine coal at Beaver
hill, have quit work. This morning the
steamer Blanco steamed down the bay
with flags flying. This and the strains of
music from the Llbby brass band at
tracted a mob of people to the steamer's
landing at the foot of A street. She had
on board about 20 negroes, who were be
ing escorted to Empire City by a commit
tee of white miners from Libby, accom
panied by the band. While the negroes
are in destitute circumstances and are
being transported to the county seat,
where they will be kept at the county's
expense until provisions can be made to
send them back to Virginia, they feel
none the lens doleful about it. They
treated' the crowd of bystanders to several
plantations choruses. During the interval
the steamer was lying at the dock Mr.
Elias Miles, colored, climbed to the top
of the cabin on the steamer and delivered
a short address, thanking the people for
their kindness, and for their willing and
ready assistance in sending them home.
He said, while he and his associates were
comparatively strangers In a foreign land,
he felt that they were among friends, and
that they would never be caught assist
ing in running down American wages.
His remarks were received with round
after round of applause The negroes will
give an entertainment here tomorrow
evening, the proceeds to assist in sending
them back to Pocahantas. Virginia.
MRS. JASOl'S' DEATH.
V Fellow-Traveler Who Thinka Her
Hnubnnd AVn Not to Illume.
SEATTLE. Jan. 7. Judge George B.
Kcnnlston, of Lincoln county, Maine, who
traveled in the next berth to Mrs. Marie
Jasous of Tacoma. on her trip from Oak
land, is positive that she did not come to
hr death through any fault of her hus
band and brother-in-law. When asked
hy the sick woman was brought on a
journey, the brother-in-law said she In
fisted on going home. Judge Kennlston
says he never saw a man more attentive
than the husband, though his wife was
very exacting, and he slept across the
aisle from her with the curtains thrown
bxek. When jhe was found to be missing,
the husband wrung his hands one mo
ment and the next talked rationallj-. The
brother asked for a piece of paper, telling
the facts, and the Judge supposed from
their actions, that hey were acting in
accordance with some Syrian law rotating
to persons llnding dead bodies or who
thance to be with persons who meet
death. The judge wrote out a statement
of the facts and three-fourths of the pas
sengers signed it. One man refused, be
cause he aw Jasous give the woman
something out of a bottle, but, by tasting,
this was proved to be lemonade, and the
objector then signed. The judge thinks
Jatous could hardly have handled so large
a woman without disturbing him. and no
murdered could have pushed her into the
four to cicht feet of snow beside the
track: in fact, she was expected to be
ricked up alive.
Gratoful as showers to the lurched
earth is the flavor of food cooked with
Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
LEWIS' ELECTION CONTESTS.
Only One of the Contcfttantn Declared
to Iluve lleen Elected.
CHEHAL1S. Jan. 7, Judge Langhorne
this afternoon rendered a decision in the
ejection contest cases. The court found
C W. Maynard. republican, elected treas
s rcr over Spooner. the populist, contest
ant, by 11 votes: Schcoley, populist, audi
tor, over Steadman. the republican con-
extant, by 10S; Buxton, republican, at
torney, over Painter, the populist con
testant, by 55. Long, the democrat con
testant, was declared commissioner by
"' votes over Young, the republican, who
olds the certificate of election. The court
"c fused to throw out the ballots of the
'.evn precincts challenged because there
were no initials of inspectors: also re
jsed to sustain the complaint of popu
l't contestant alleging bribery when the
republican convention pledged the can-
datet to -educe expenditures one-third
f eleoted. It is generally conceded the de
. tslon is a very fair cne. but the populist
ontwtanta will appeal.
PLY JUKE'S IIODY E.YHLMEU.
Coroner's Jury Found Ills Death "Was
From Vntnral Caupca.
MEDFORD. Or.. Jan. 7. J. W. Plymire.
ai oM resident of Jackson county, died
t his farm, about three miles from Med
'orJ. and was buried the following day
- the members of the American Order of
1 nlted Workmen lodge of this city, of
which Itee deceased was a member. Fri
day, the oerwior was requested to take up
the body and hold an inquest,, it being
stated that Mr. Plymire had been sick
but five days prior to his death. Sunday
morning Coroner Brower, of Ashland,
came down and ordered the remains taken
up and brought to tewn, and. in the after
noon, assisted by Prosecuting Attorney
Benson, of Grant's Pass, impaneled a
Jury and held an inquest, while Dr. Pickel
made an autopsy of the body. After the
testimony of several witnesses and the
physician who made the autopsy, the Jury
returned a verdict that death was caused
by Bright's disease of the kidneys, which
was the cause given by the attending phy
sician. Mr. Plymire was an old soldier
and his family was one of the best thought
of in this vicinity. Much surprise was
caused by the inquest and post-mortem
BEFORE THE OPEXIJfG.
Indications of the Approaching Sen
hIou of Waflhinsrton'H Legislature.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Jan. 7. The streets
of the capital already give evidence of the
approaching session of the legislature by
the presence of a number of statesmen
from various parts of the state, some of
whom engaged their quarters and left
this afternoon, to return the latter part
of the week. Few are here to remain
through the session. A- F. Shaw arrived
today, the first of the senatorial aspirants
on the ground. Ex-Governor Laughton
was here today, but returned to Tacoma.
He will be here in time to commence a
vigorous campaign for the clerkship of
the lower house. The number of aspir
ants for clerkships and other positions
within the gift of the legislature is un
precedentedly large. From the expressions
of opinion already made by prominent
members, it will be the policy of this
legislature to limit the number of em
ployes to those absolutely necessary, and
those chosen must be distinguished for
their capacity to fill the places assigned
A Baby Burned by Concentrated Lye
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Jan. 7. This
afternoon Clarence, the 2-year-old child of
John Shinn, engineer in the electric light
works, fell into a can of concentrated lye,
which had been used for washing floors.
and burned his face and lips and may
possibly loose his eyesight.
TShe Independence fruit cannery has
been closed until next spring, and now is
being used as a soap factory, manufac
turing toilet soaps.
Hiram Mitchell, of Portland, son of
Senator Mitchell, is the guest of Banker
J. S. Cooper today.
Odd Fellow at Hcppncr.
HEPPNER, Or.. Jan. 7. Whitman
lodge No. 45, Ancient Order of United
Workmen, installed a full list of officers
at their last meeting, as follows:
S. H. Garrigews. M. W.; F. C. Adkins.
foreman: W. P. Scrivener, overseer; F.
J. Hallock. recorder: George Conchcr,
receiver: G. A. Matthews, guide; J. J.
Adkins, I. W.; D. Harner, O. W. This
lodge has a membership of about S3, and
is in a prosperous condition.
Waldron Rhea, son of C. A. Rhea, a
prominent stockralser and president of
the First National bank of this place,
and Miss Effle Fields, daughter of Hugh
Fields, of Brownsville, were married
ZechoTv'K Death Canned by a. Stab.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Jan. 7. The in
quest on death of Heinrich Zechow was
continued this morning at Westminster.
Dr. Boggs testified that death was caused
by a stab In the lower part of the neck.
The police are still actively at work trac
ing up the movements of the murdered
man during his stay in this city. While
at supper in the Palace restaurant, Ze
chow mentioned that he had come up
to contest the will of his uncle, who had
an estate in Washington worth over
51,000,000. A stranger came in at the same
time as Zechow and shadowed him. The
stranger also disappeared, as did Zechow.
The Husband Is GrIcf-StrlcWcn.
TACOMA, Jan. 7. Michael Jasous, the
husband of the woman killed by jumping
off a train at Ashland, returned this
evening with the body. He appeared to be
grief-stricken. Not being familiar with
American customs, he and his brother
seem to think some suspicion attaches
to them and assert that they will pay
the expenses of a thorough investigation,
if one is wanted.
An Aberdeen Burglary
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Jan. 1. The tail
oring establishment of Anderson &. Sume
nlcht was burglarized last night. J. J.
McDonald, a tramp tailor, was suspected
and arrested this afternoon in West
Montcsano and brought to this city. Some
of the articles were found on him, but he
denies any guilt.
A feast worthy of Epicurus could be
prepared with the aid of Dr. Price's
Baking Powder. No pastry is perfect
FOUND IN A SWAMP.
The Body of the Negro Who Killed
Judge Eitoplnal n. Yenr Ago.
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 7. Hunters
found in a swamp back of Carrolton, yes
terday, the skeleton of a man, who had
evidently been dead a year. It is sup
posed to be that of the negro murderer,
Rosellus Julian, who killed Judge Albert
Estoplnal a year ago in Jefferson. The
murder caused a serious race conflict.
Four negroes were lynched and a large
number of others left the parish for New
Orleans. Julian fled to the swamp and it
was guarded for weeks on all sides, but
Julian was never seen to leave It. As he
was an expert marksman, no one cared to
enter the swamp to arrest him. This Is
the second corpse of a murderer found in
the swamps around New Orleans in the
last week. The body of Adams, the Louis
ville &. Nashville section boss, who brut
ally murdered a negro at Richland some
months ago, and for whom the police
have been looking, was found by hunters
two days ago. He had died In the swamp
to which he fled to avoid arrest.
Influenza Epidemic in Xew York. .
NEW YORK. Jan. 7. There is another
epidemic of influenza in the city. The
reports, which have reached the health
board, indicate that the disease is causing
much MifTering. although the death rate
has not been increased to an alarming ex
tent. Dr. R. S. St;cy. the deputy register
of vital statistics, said today that the
epidemics of influenze had been growing
lighter year by year in New York, and
the one of this year may be expected to
be less severe than the one which lasted
all last winter.
Killed His Sou While Hunting.
RENO. Nev. Jan. 7. Ell Maynard was
fatally" shot by accident at Verdi by his
father, while goosehuntlng. A load of
shot passed through the young man's
head from the back, coming out at the
The Striking Miners Blamed.
DUBOIS. Pa.. Jan. 7. The large general
store of Bell. Lewis & Yates, coal op
erators, was burned, with a loss of 575.
660. The company's miners are on a strik,
and it is believed the fire was of incen
More Armenian Outrages.
VIENNA. Jan. 7. Advices from Con
stantinople say Turkish soldiers recently
fired upon some oscaplng Armenian pris
oners at Shabimbara, killing five and
Killed In a Duel.
GEESTEMUNDE, Jan. 7. A duel with
pistols was fought today between Lieu
tenant Urski and Captain Mlttier. of
ficers of the German navy. The latter
PEACE W POSSIBLE
THE F.ULCRB OF NEGOTIATIONS A
China's Peace Envoys Have Been In
structed Not to "Surrender Any
Territory to Japan.
PARIS, Jan. 7. The Paris edition of
the Herald will print tomorrow a dispatch
from Shanghai, saying that China's peace
envoys to Japan have been instructed not
to surrender any territory- China is
merely willing to concede the independence
of Corea and to pay an indemnity. The
failure of the negotiations is regarded in
Shanghai as a foregone conclusion.
Generals Chiang and Chen, of Port Ar
thur fame, whom Li Hung Chang re
ported to the government as having died
heroic deaths facing tbe foe. have turned
up without a scratch. A rigorous inquiry
will be made.
Contribution to the Red Cross.
BERLIN. Jan. 7. The Red Cross So
ciety of Germany will send 10.000 marks to
the Red Cross Society of Japan, to aid it
in its present work in the field.
The Cruelty at Port Arthur.
LONDON. Jan. 7. The Times will to
morrow publish advices from Kobe, un
der date of December 3. giving alleged de
tails of the massacre at Port Arthur. The
Times' correspondent states that the
slaughter was carried out with every re
volting feature of primal barbarity. Four
days were passed in murder and pillage,
and, from dawn to dark, horrible mutila
tions of every conceivable kind and name
less atrocities were perpetrated. Prisoners
were tied together in groups, riddled with
bullets and then hacked to pieces. Boats,
crowded with fugitives of both sexes and
all ages, received volley after volley of
bullets. The streets were strewn with
corpses showing every ghastly form ot
The soldiers were apparently unchecked
in their deeds of blood by their com
manders, who, totally losing their Euro
pean veneer, showed absolute unconscious
ness of the effect of these brutalities on
their Western visitors. They did not for
get to be effusively attentive to them, and
did not appear to suspect that their guests
were filled with indignation and disgust.
The Times will say, editorially, that it
is impossible to doubt that the general in
command could have stopped the barbar
ous mutilation, if he felt so disposed, but
his failure to prevent it has cast an in
delible blot on the Japanese and has gone
far to destroy the admiration which
Europe was so liberally extending to
them. It will scarcely be thought, either,
that the Japanese government had hither
to shown sufficient sensitiveness In the
GLADSTONE ON IRELAND.
Presentation. Made the Occasion for
an Expression of His Views.
LONDON, Jan. 7. Thomas O'Connor,
representing the American organization
of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, pre
sented to Mr. Gladstone this evening an
album with an Illuminated address, which
was prepared in March, 1S34. on the occa
sion of Mr. Gladstone's retirement. Mr.
Gladstone received Mr. O'Connor and the
gentlemen with him very heartily. He
looked ruddy and animated, and talked
with much spirit. After inquiring into the
history of the society and its lists of mem
bers, Mr. Gladstone expressed his grati
tude for the compliments paid him in the
address. Mr. Gladstone declared his in
terest in Ireland and the Irish, whose
cause, he said, he should keep at heart
to the end of his life. He regretted the
divisions in the ranks of Ireland's lead
ers. The country's chances of obtaining
her rights would never be as bright as
they ought to be until all nationalists
united. Domestic discord must mean nec
essarily the postponement of any real
ization of their claims. Everybody in any
way able to assist in the reunion of the
factions was bound to do so. Anybody
prompting discord undertook a terrible re
sponsibility, which might mean untold in
jury to the cause of pustlce to Ireland.
He hoped strongly that some agency soon
would be found to unite the nationalist
groups. He trusted that Ireland's many
and Influential frierds In America would
move vigorously for peace in the ranks
of the naitonalist leaders. They should
appeal to the Irish members of the house
of commons to forget, for Ireland's wel
fare, their present differences.
Hnreonrt's Resignation Announced
LONDON. Jan. 7. The Pall Mall Gazette
publishes a rumor that Sir William Ver
non Harcourt, chancellor of the ex
chequer and liberal leader of the house
of commons, has resigned, and a dissolu
tion of parliament Is imminent. It is be
lieved the report is based on the fact that
Postmaster General Arnold Morley and
President of the Local Government Board
Shaw-Lefevre, both of whom are cabinet
ministers, have been summoned from
Monte Carlo to attend the cabinet council
to be held here Thursday.
LONDON. Jan. 7. The Westminister
Gazette authoritatively denies the report
that Harcourt has resigned.
Do you like the McKinley tariff or the
other kind? Everybody likes food cooked
with Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
OTHER FOREIGN NEWS.
Italians and Mnhdlsts Fighting.
CAIRO. Jan. 7. Reports of serious
fighting in the vicinity of Kassala con
tinue persistently. The Italians under
General Baratleri are said to have de
feated 15.000 mahdists, although they sus
tained heavy losses. It is stated that
Egypt contemplates helping the Italians
by making a strong attack on Dongola.
No final decision has been reached, how
ever. A dispatch from Rome says that the
government will send 6000 new troops to
The Sultan Furious.,
LONDON. Jan. 7. The Standard corre
spondent In Constantinople says in a
dispatch concerning the Armenian atroci
ties: "Mr Gladstone's speech of December
23 has caused a profound sensation in the
Yildls kiosk. The sultan would not await
the arrival of the English papers, but
ordered Rustem Pasha, the ambassador
In London, to wire the full text. The
sultan is furious and his waning anglo
phobla has been suddenly intensified."
The Emperor to Bismarck.
BERLIN. Jan. 7. Emperor William sent
this dispatch to Prince Bismarck on New
"I hope, honored prince, that during the
year 185, you will recover fully from the
bitter loss which recently afflicted you
and will remain In gocd health and spir
its." Italian Ambassador's Recall.
PARIS. Jan. 7. The recall of Signor
Ressman, the Italian ambassador, is much
discussed, here. Some newspapers say
that It is owing to the violent attacks of
the Paris press, others that It is in con
sequence of the Dreyfus affair.
Northern Sicily Still Shaken.
ROME, Jan. 7. Heavy earthquakes con
tinue to shake Northern Sicily. The
roofs of the church and hospital at Spac
caforr.o San Martlno. province of Messina.
wer demolished this afternoon. Losses
of property are reported from several
Chnrges Agninxt Mnmlioulofi.
SOFIA. Jan. 7. The government news
paper Mir says that Roumania recently
demanded the extradition of ex-Premier
Stamboutofl: on a charge of abetting the
murder of Dr. Berot, years ago. Bulgaria
is said to have refused the demand in
view of the charge that Stambouloft
planned the assassination of Beltchon.
This story is not credited. It looks like
part of a conspiracy to blacken Stam
COCKRAN AND CROKER.
Particulars of Their Disagreement
for Some Time Back.
The publication of Boss Croker's attack
on Bourke Cockran has brought to the
surface a great deal of talk about the two
men and their relations to each other and
to Tammany Hall, and many instances
are recalled by a writer In the Philadel
phia Bulletin which illustrate the differ
ences that have existed between them and
the causes of friction that have been ex
hibited. Aside from the antagonisms that
were developed in regard to the policy to
be pursued in the Tammany organization
and in the local politics of New York,
there have been several instances in which
the representative has run counter to the
wishes of Mr. Croker In regard to nation
al affairs. The most notable of these
was when Mr. Croker went to Washing
ton for the purpose of defeating the Wil
son bill in the house of representatives.
It will be remembered that he went to
the speaker's room at the capitol and sent
out for all the Tammany members of the
New York delegation and instructed
them to oppose the bill.
His orders were obeyed by all the Tam
many men except Mr. Cockran and Mr.
Dunphy. Then when the bill was before
the house to legalize bookmaklng at the
Bennlngs and Ivy City race courses, dur
ing the regular race meetings in each
year, Mr. Cockran antagonized it in a
short but very earnest speech, and when
the vote was taken, a few minutes after
he had closed the debate, it was defeated.
Friends of Mr. Croker then charged that
the real reason for 3Ir. Cockran's oppo
sition was that Mr. Croker owned race
horses, and was anxious to have the bill
passed. Mr. Cockran based his argument
against the bill on the broad ground that
the proposed law would be unconstitution
al, in that it would legalize, in certain
places in the District of Columbia, acts
that under the law would be felonies in
other parts of the district, and when he
was asked about the rumors that he was
influenced by his opposition to Mr.
Croker he laughed at the idea. However
that may have been, Mr. Croker's friends
felt very bitter over his action, and said
it he could not support the bill he might
have contented himself with voting
against it instead of speaking against it,
as he did.
One of the most sensational stories that
has been circulated comes from a Tam
many source, and is to the effect that Mr.
Cockran is getting ready to flop over to
the republican party. The friends of the
representative dismiss the story as being
unworthy of consideration- for an in
stant. They say that Mr. Cockran is,
above everything else, a democrat, and an
opponent of class legislation in any form.
They say he is practically a free trader
and an opponent of the fundamental prin
ciples of the republican party, and his
record upon these subjects is so strong as
to make it practically impossible for him
to go over into the republican party, even
though a senatorshlp from the state of
New York, at the expiration of Senator
Hill's term, should be assured him if he
would make the change. One of them
said, however, that Mr. Cockran's de
mocracy was very different from that of
many of the so-called democrats of today
who are trying to lead their party into the
populist camp, and he said he thought It
possible that. If given the choice between
republicanism and populism, Mr. Cock
ran and many other old-line democrats
would much prefer republicanism, wheth
er they went over to that party or re
mained in the democratic camp and
strlved to counteract the populist move
ment from inside the organization.
Commenting on Mr.- Croker's statement,
the friends of the representative say that
its author seems to have been animated
by petty jealousy of the reputation that
the eloquent Irishman, had made for him
self in Washington and the social po
sition which he and his wife had attained.
Mr. Croker's sneer at the social side of
Cockran's life and the reception which he
and his wife are expected to give before
they leave Washington is commented up
on as not only displaying very poor taste
on the part of the ex-leader of Tammany,
but as indicating the narrow ground upon
which he stands..
Stamp it on the sun paint it on the
moon the superiority of Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder.
TALENT AS A THIEF.
An Eight-Ycar-Old Chicago Girl With
an Avrful History.
An Inter Ocean reporter has picked up
this startling story at Chicago's police
Little S-year-old Elsie Mullen last even
ing told the police at the central station a
story which amazed the thief-catchers,
and would have placed the child in the
front rank of prex-aricators had not her
tale been substantiated by Emma Sul
anka. a domestic in the employ of the
little girl's mother, Mrs. Daniel Mullen,
who lives in a comfortable flat at No.
3105 Calumet avenue.
The father of the child is at present in
New York on business. He is a detective
and was formerly connected with a pri
vate detective agency at No. 123 Clark
streetrbut now has an office of'his own
in the Merchants' building, on Washing
ton street. He has been absent from
home for several days. Mrs. Mullen was
also formerly a detective, and four years
ago. during the holidays, was employed
at the Boston Store in that capacity. She
often related stories about the arrest of
shoplifters and the pretty things tbey
stole In the down-town stores to the chil
dren at home, and little Elsie apparently
took much interest in them. Now the
child and the servant girl. Emma Sulan
ka. charge her, in a confession made last
evening to Inspector Shea, with sending
them out to steal from the counters of
the down-town stores.
They were arrested yesterday in the Bos
ton Store, by Detective Flaherty, of the
central station. Jewelry worth $SG -!0 was
found in their possession, little Elsie hav
ing the larger portion of it concealed in
One of the cash-girls in the store noticed
her take a gold bracelet from the counter
and put it in her porket. The cash-gir!
notified Detective Flaherty, who has been
detailed In the store to watch for shop
lifters. He watched the pair for a while
and saw them take mere goods. Then he
arrested them. They were taken before
Inspector Shea at the central station,
where they confessed to having stolen
The inspector took little Elsie upon his
knee, after sending the servant girl from
the roam, and asked her why she stole.
Elsie looks even younger than 8 years old
and is a pretty child. She wore a neat red
dress and red coat. She was not at all
frightened vhen the inspector talked to
her. and told a startling story, she said
that she had been stealing every evening
for the last S or 10 days, and that her
mother had sent her out for that purpose.
The property she scoured, she claimed,
was taken home and given to her mother,
who praised her for her ability to escape
detection. She said she had taken goods
from Slegel, Cooper & Co.'s store. The
Fair and the Boston store, and that Emma
Sulanka was always with her, and was
also sent along by Mrs. Mullen.
Little Elsie proved an easy pupil, and,
according to their own confessions, se
cured nearly double the amount of goods
that the Sulanka girl did. They could
give no estimate as to what the total
amount of property they have taken is
worth, but said that it was a good deal.
They were taken to the Harrison-street
annex and placed' in charge of the matron.
ANOTHER, DECISION IN THE SUGAR,
The Xevr Y'orfc Brokers Guilty of
Contempt in Not Replying to
the Committee's Questions.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. The court ot
appeals of the District of Columbia to
day rendered an opinion sustaining the
opinion of Judge Cole in the case of
Messrs. Chapman and McCarty. stock
brokers, who refused to testify before the
sugar investigating committee, regard
ing individual speculations through their
firms. Judge Cole's decision overruled
the demurrer filed by the brokers to the
government indictments. The cases will
now be appealed to the United States
supreme court. The three principal ques
tions Involved, the court of appeals stated
in Its opinion, were the constitutionality
of section 102 of the revised statutes, on
which the indictments were based:
whether the inquiry was within the power
of the senate to execute by requiring
witnesses to appear, and whether the
questions were pertinent to the Inquiry.
All of these questions the court answered
adversely to the brokers. It said:
"No doubt is entertained by the court
as to the validity of the section which
embodied the provisions of. the act of
January 24, 1S57. It Is not reported that
the defendants belong to that class of
witnesses exempted by article 5 of the
constitution. The act must not be con
demned as unconstitutional, if by any
reasonable construction of Its terms, it
can be maintained as constitutional and
valid. The contention that that act was
an attempt by congress to delegate its
powers and jurisdiction to the several
houses to punish for contempt of court,
and that, therefore, the statute is void,
is not acceded to, for the statute has
never been understood as having any such
purpose. The effort to show the statute
void is an utter failure."
As to the power of the senate to compel
witnesses to testify, the court said it
experienced great difficulty In distinct
ly making the boundary within which
either house can act with coercive power
to compel the disclosure of facts deemed
important, and of delimiting the rights
of the citizen to exemption from inquiry
into his private affairs. The court con
tinues: "The subject matter of the cases im
mediately and most seriously affects the
senate itself and the great legislative
trust confided to its members by the peo
ple. The dignity and Integrity of some
of the members was openly and seriously
questioned In a manner well calculated
to destroy public confidence and" to bring
odium on that important branch of the
government. There was no pretense that
to answer the questions would criminate
the witnesses in any way, and it was their
clear duty as citizens to obey the law.
The refusal was at their peril, and they
must abide the consequences prescribed
by the statute. The court cannot assume
that the investigation was intended as a.
mere idle, prying proceeding without any
ultimate aim or object. The questions
had reference to and sought to elicit in
formation as to whether the brokerage
firm had bought or sold sugar stocks in
the interest of any senators or were car
rying such stocks for such senators. Such
inquiry was plainly In the scope of the
senate committee. The questions set. out
in the indictment and which the appel
lants refused to answer were all perti
nent to the inquiry. The indictment is
good and sufficient, and the demurrer
thereto was properly overruled by the
court below and the judgments entered on
the demurrer in both cases must be af
firmed." Chief Justice Alvey delivered the opin
ion. a sore
at the curry comb. Apply
to his wounds and he'll
soon have no cause to kick
when he's curried. - -
FOR THE HAIR.
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Increases the growth,
Prevents it from
And is a
For old and young.
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.erroo DlJOAsr. FftiUne Memory. V. TvV
Parents. Bleeplessaetf. MlgfcUy Emu- J
(loss. eta. c&aMd bj- past atrcKS, e1t -rigor ssd $zt
to shrunken orruir, and quietly Dot mrely restores
Lot Hboxi lnold oryounc. a.gilrcarrlelinTes?
po?jcet. Fri;o Sl.OO a. package. Six lor 9S.OO irJlfc
written (atrntg to eare or nT refunded. Don't
buy an imttatioi, but Insist on having- JMAr0, It
roardrurzlsthasnotsrot it. we will send It prepaid.
UrleataliIedlelCorrcj., CUeago, 111., orrararasta.
SOLD by Blumauer-Frank Dreg Co.. 141 Fourth
St.. and S. G. Skidmore & Co., 151 First St
1 &3 Made a well
I j&J QrfirwN Man of
CROWDED TO THE DOOS
Many would-be purchasers left out
store -yesterday -without being served.
We have increased our force at the
counters where the damaged goods
are shown and will be able to serve all
Our reserve-stock room 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
,,.wiJJL.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 $1.50 quality
ISO Dr. 'Warner's
No. 333 Corsets,
300 Dr. Warner's
Heavy Knit Skirts
Crash, the lOe kind
OUR GREAT ANNUAL SALE In' full
action ; all departments represented.
The 20c kind;
The 7c kind
The balance of 1
The Coats and
Wraps and j
Damaged by water
Will be closed
Out this "week.
Fitfst and Taylor Sts.