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IN BLUE CUT.
J irnrk of Train
f'" Kansas City.
V.niM City, Deo. 25. Blue out,
historic through the operatioua
f l of e James and Younger bands,
they were pioneers in the train-
ktL business, was the Boeue tonight
j , , fourth hold-up by road agents.
!' 9.2o o'clock tonight, the St.
fitii and Chicago express, which left
U ty t 8:45, was nagged at
L cot, and came to a standstill.
JUed men immediately oovered the
1,'ueer and fireman and compelled
Itm to get down from their oab. At
Llama time another member of the
Sd uncoupled the express-oar from
He rest 01 we
Lcklv climbed aboard the looomtive
L eipress-oar and before the sur
tliei trainmen had time to oollect
Lir wits, the bandits were speeding
Ltd the steep grade beyond Blue out,
Lb the engine and expresB-car. The
Less-messenger, A. J. Frier, of St.
iooiJ. was a prisoner in the express
vr. When they had gone a safe dis
tance the robbers halted and proceeded
to rifle the contents of the express-car.
Ihey forced the messenger to give np
the keys of the smaller safe, and open
ing it secured several paokages of
.... fhov then attempted to blow
tip the larger safe with dynamite, but
en being told by the messenger that it
contained no valuables, they desisted.
They then boarded the engine and
vent about two miles down the traok
"where tbey abandoned it and made
good their esoape, having scoured sev
eral thousand dollarB.
i When the robbery became known at
Independence, a posse of county offloera
set out for the scene of the hold-up,
'and at midnight, County Marshal Kesh
Jar was arranging to send out a force
:t officers from Kansas City.
I It was at Blue out in 1881 that the
Mimes gang held up a Chioago & Alton
jeipresi train, and made one of the big
geat hauls in the history of train-robbing.
A few years later, another big
'tarin-robbery was committed at the
same place, and two months ago to-night,
on October 25, a hold-up at
j Blue ont occurred. The men who
'planned the robbery in Ootober were
novices, and got nothing. Two mem-
bers ot the gang have sinoe been arrest
ed, and are in jail.
j FOUNDERED IN THE GULF.
Many Lives Lost In
Bark Off Vera
San Diego, Cal. , Deo. 5. A terrific
itorm occurred in the gulf of Cam
peche on the 11th and 12 th of this
month. Among other casualties re
ported is the wreck of the bark Jamaica
with twelve passengers and most of
the crew lost. She was bonnd from
Campeche to Vera Cruz, and had a val
uable cargo and some treasure aboard.
She encountered a norther on the night
of the 11th, but got through until the
afternoon of the next day, all the time :
working westward toward Vera Cruz.
So long as the shin remained in eood
condition she soudded before the wind j
toward Vera Cruz., and at one time I
that port was sighted, but one aooident :
after another occurred to the rigging, j
finally making it impossible to live in
the enormous seas. With almost all
the sails blown away tne Jamaica return-id
and attempted to baok into
Campeche, but without succoss.
In the afternoon of the 12th the rud
der became disabled, throwing the ves
sel at the mercy of the storm. The
passengers took up the boats, whioh
were repeatedly swamped. Most of
the crew simply put on life preservers
aud jumped into the sea. The oaptain
was one of these. He strapped 100
Mexican dollars on him and, clinging
to a barrel, tried to reach shore. The
survivors saw him sink owing to the
"eight of the metal.
Tbe sight was a terrible one as one
passenger after another sail, the boats
proving unmanageable. The orew was
all drowned, and only three men and
a boy of the passengers escaped. The
'essel sank soon after she wag aban
doned. The wreck ooourred off the
port of Dog Rayas, Tabaoo.
Tramp, a Across The Continent.
New York, Deo. 25. Mrs. Estby
and her daughter, Clara, aged 19 years,
tne transcontinental pedestrians, com
pleted the journey from Spokane to
this oity at 1:80 o'olook this afternoon.
They left the Western oity May 6, on a
ager with a New York woman that
they oould orosg the continent in less
"an seven months. Tbe conditions
' the wager were that each woman
s to leave town with only $5 and
ain their living en ronte. If any
sickness befell either, the time oon
'nmed by it was to be abstracted from
ne total time.
On the way across the oontinent
tbey did housework, aewing, and sold
autographs ot themselves. At Lin
". Neb., Mrs. W. J. Bryan fed
'hem and bought photographs. In
Ohio they called on Major and Mrs.
Bpaln'a Warlike Preparations.
London, Deo. 25. A Rome digpatoh
J the Newg says: All indioatiom
here seem to prove that Spain hag been
Preparing for the event of warlike com
plications with the United States. The
hurried manufacture of a large quan
tity of oartridgeg bag been ordered at
Brescia, and four cruisers have been
ordered from the Ansaldo yards In
BURNED TO DEATH
Awful Fate of the Wife of a California
San Francisco, Dao. 21. C. W. Has
kell, Buperinteudent of the Savannah
mine at Grug Uuloh, in Madera ooun
ty, has arrived in this city with the re
mains of his wife, who wis burned to
death last Thursday night. Tht body
will be placed in a vault here prepara
tory to sending it to New York oity for
burial in the Trinity church graveyard.
The lady was a daughter of the late
Dr. Livingstone, of New York, and a
relative of the Vanderbilts and Kis
sains. She was married five years ago
in Denver to Mr. Haskell, who is a
graduate of the United States naval
academy at Annapolis, and was for m
number of years connected with govern
ment engineering work in various
parts of the country.
Mr. Haskell's hands were badly
burned in attempting to smother the
fire in his wife's olothing. She had
placed a candle on a box in the kitchen
of the house and got upon another box
to get some cake and other food to pre
pare a luncheon for her husband and
herself. The bottom of her clothing
touched the candle, and in a moment
her dress was in a blazs. She ran
screaming out into the yard toward
her husband's office, where he was en
gaged writing a letter. Seizing a
blanket from a bed in the office, he ran
to his wife's assistance and tried to
smother the blaze. He was only par
tially successful in this effort, and
only succeeded in extinguishing the
flames with a bucket of water.
He oarried the dying woman into
the house and attempted with the rem
edies at hand to alleviate her agony,
but she died twenty-four hours after
WILL HANG FOR IT.
Two McCaon Brothers to
Olympia, Wash., Deo. 24. Two
more names were today added to the
list of names of men who must pay the
death penalty at an early day in King
county, the supreme court having
affirmed the judgment of the lower
court in the oase of the state vs.
Miohael, James and John MoUann.
Michael, the father, and John and
James, sons, were charged with killing
a man named Cioeio, August 21, 1895.
At the trial in the lower oourt, the fa
ther was acquitted and the brothers
were found guilty of murder in the first
degree. James McCann was a candi
date for road supervisor, and Cicero
opposed him, and much bad blood ex
isted between the families for some
time preceding the orime. The morn
ing of the 21st Miohael picked a quar
rel with Cicero, while the latter was
working on the road. In the after
noon, the MoUann boys renewed the
quarrel, and James knocked Cioero
riowB. Cicero went home and got a
The two brothers followed.
grappled, both falling. John dragged
Cioero ont and Bhot bim in the head
with a pistol. The defense made a
strong fight in the lower oourt, and
upon appeal raised many objections at
every stage ot tne proceeding, irom
empaneling the jury to the charge by
the trial judge. However, the oourt
finds no error in the proceedings of the
superior oourt, aud affirms the judg-.
rnent. In the opinion, written by
Judge Scott, and concurred in by all
of the justices, the belief is expressed
that there was sufficient evidence
against Miohael to warrant his con
viction with his sons.
DRANK WOOD ALCOHOL.
Ami the Wonder Is Hint Any of the
Mattoon, 111., Deo. 24. Two deaths,
the result of alooholisai, have occurred,
and several men are under the oare of
physioians, and more deaths may be an
nounced. A number of young men,
ranging from 17 to 23 years of age,
and belonging to a club having rooms
iu a business block, started in on a
holiday celebration last Sunday. One
young man supplied the orowd with
crnde alcohol, and the youths com
pounded a mixed drink of aloohol, wa
ter, sugar and oinnamon drops. Abont
half a gallon of aloohol was used, and
several gallons of tbe mixture was con
sumed. Some of the partakers became
intoxioated, and yesterday John Mad
ison died. This evening Bert Well
man died in convulsions. The investi
gation of the coroner's jury brought to
light that the aloohol had been taken
from the Mattoon gas works, and is
what is known as wood alcohol, con
sidered to be a deadly poison if taken
in any quantity. Physioians express
surprise that any of the young men sur
vived. By Bis Own Hand.
Parsons, Kan., Deo. 24. E. H. Hun.
gaoker, ohief train dispatcher of tbe
Missouri. Kansas & Texas railroad
here, oommitted suicide today by
hooting himself with a revolver.
He bad been drinking to excess.
Law Must Not He Violated.
Albany, N. Y., Dao. .24. Governor
Morton has sent to tbe sheriff of Queen
county a proclamation, calling upon
him to see that the law is not violated
by those engaged in the Lavigne-Mo-Keever
tight, at Long Island City, to
Statement of the Government's Finan
cial Condition Pebt is Increasing-.
Washington, Deo. 23. Secretary
Carlisle, in his annual report on the
state of the finances shows the revenues
of the government from all sources to
have been f 409,475.408, and the expen
ditures $484,678,654, which leaves a
defioit for the year eudod Juno 1,
1890, of $25,203,245.
In addition to the ordinary revenues
collected daring the year the oash in
the treasury was inoreased by the fol
From the sale of 100,000,000 4 per
cent thirty-year bonds fill, 106. 246;
aud from the issue of 4 per cent bonds
in liquidation of interest accrued on
refunding certificates oonverted during
the yeur, $4,130, making a total of
As compared with the fiscal year
1895, the reoeipts for 1898 inoreased
$19,102,215, of which the following are
the prinoipal items of inorease:
Internal revenue a,;nl,l'W
1'rotlt on coiuiuje ot bullion doposited,
I'ustdl service 5,dlO,u&U
There is shown to have been a de
crease in ordinary expenditures of $4,
015,852. ESTIMATE FOR THIS YEAR.
The revenues ot the government for
the onrrent fiscal year are thus esti
mated upon the baBis of existing laws:
From customs $148,000,000
From imerntil revenue 15t,ooo,uoo
iMisrellnneous sources 20,XKi,uuO
From postal service St,7'ja,ia)
Total estimated revenue 107.7!)3,120
The expenditures for the same period
are estimated at $472,293,120, leaving
an estimated deficiency for the year of
These estimates of receipts and ex
penditures, the secretary says, are
made npon the assumption that there
will be no substantial change in exist
ing business conditions, and that the
present scale of publio expenditures
will not be reduced. But if our ordin
ary business aotivity should be resumed
and the consumption of artioles subject
to taxation should inorease to its
normal proportions, there may be, in
fact, no deficiency in our revenues.
LAWYER STEEVES ACQUITTED.
Jury Came to an Agreement After
Portland, Or., Deo. 23. Xenophon
N. Steeves is a free man. This morn
ing at Hillsboro at 10 o'clock the one
juror who hung out for oonviotion cap
itulated, and a verdiot of acquittal was
returned to Judge MoBride's oourt.
For over twenty -four hours the ballot
stood eleven for acquittal and one for
oonviotion. Saturday the jury stood
ten for acquittal and two for oonvio
tion, but yesterday one of the obstinate
jurors gave up and sometime last night
the twelfth man voted "not guilty"
and the jury went to sleep. This
morning when the baliff of the oourt
was called he was informed that an
agreement had been reached.
Juror Catchings was indisposed from
the long confinement He beoame so
ill yesterday that he had to be taken to
The great expense of the trial and
the time and care expended in trying
the case demanded a verdiot one way
or another, and when tbe result was
announced in Portland general satis
faction was expressed. Tbe Steeves
jury locked up last Friday evening
and up to last night it was generally
expected there would be a disagree
ment. Steeves returns to Portland this
evening. He was the reoipient ot
many congratulations from friends to
day on his acquittal. His friends in
Portland have been confident of his ac
quittal throughout, and have resolutely
btood by him during the trial.
A HEAVY FAILURE.
National Bank of Illinois Closes Its
Doors Was a Large Concern.
Chicago, Deo. 23. Tbe National
Bank of Illinois, one of the oldest and
best-known banking institutions in the
city, with assets of between $12,000,
000 and $15,000,000, closed today.
Tbe following notioe wag posted on the
doors before banking hours:
"This bank is in the bands of the
national bank examiner, by order of
tbe controller of tbe treasury."
This aotion was decided upon at a
meeting of tbe direotors last night
after the bank had been suspended from
tbe Clearing House Association of
Of the sixteen banks that oleared
through the National Bank of Illinois,
two are closed E. S. Dyer L.O. ana :
Warmansdorf & Heineman. Theae two
are mortgage loan banks and savings
sooieties in a small way, and their
failure is not expected to affect any
business bouses. The assets of E. S.
Dyer A Co. are given at $1,000,000;
liabiliites, $1, 200,000- Warraansdorf'g
assets are $650,000; liabilities, $400,
000. The Security Title & Trust Com
pany was appointed receiver for both
Six banks have made arrangements
to olaar through other banks, and the
remainder of the sixteen are making
similar arrangements as fast as possible.
The failure was great surprise In
flnanoial and business circles. The
cause of the suspension, as given in
regolntiong, re "unwarrantable and
SOME QUEER TOURISTS.
They Go Abroad as Cattle and Kctnrn
While hosts of people look over the
passenger lists of the lucky ones who
are aide to go abroad and envy them
way down hi their hearts, iheio is a
class of men who make frequent nips
across the ocean which would hardly
excite envy, excepting by reason of
their peculiar privileges. This class is
humorously called 'cattle chamber
maids." because of the fact that those
who belong to it give their attention to
the live cattle that are exported from
this country to Kurope. The men who
do this arc the riffraff of the world aud
w hen here find it difficult to earn move
than enough to keep body and soul to
gether. Hut when they are lucky
enough to get one of these "ehninber
maid" jobs they feel like millionaires.
for they get more money a day for the
trip than they could get on shore iu a
There are a number of Chicago stock
yards men who do n large business ex
porting cattle, and they always have n
gang of fellows around waiting for the
first chance to go out with a cargo. The
average time of these trips from Chi
cago to London is about fourteen days
and the price paid the attendants is $;!(!
in gold. The chambermaid is at no ex
pense whatever. lie U fed. but. oh,
such feed. It Is worse than that of the
animals he looks after. There Is always
a gang boss and he it Is who dispenses
the grub." Ordinarily this Is boiled
fat pork and bread, with only water to
drink. '1 he pork comes from the kitchen
in n great pot or tub. The boss slabs
a chunk of solid fat with the long han
dled fork, almost n pitchfork In fact,
and hurls It at one of the "maids"
with some choice specimens of billings
gate. It Is caught much as a dog catches
a chunk of meat in his mouth and no
attention Is paid to the liquid grease
which Hies In every direction. The fat
pork Is followed by a hunk of stale
bread, and a drink of water finishes the I
Hut what care these fellows for the
fare and the labor going over. They
know there will be joy and pleasure
when their destination is reached. Once
landed In Liverpool or Southampton
they are given their .f .'! in English gold,
this so they will spend It In Iinglnud,
and a return ticket good for ninety
days from date.
Then at once begins a season of riot
ous living. The first thing is a Mushy
suit of clothes and a walking stick and
then off for London. The old hands
know better than to "blow In" their
money on expensive eating. They have
become familiar with the "coffee pal
aces" to be found all over London,
where they get nn Imperial quart of
coffee for one penny and a "bun," equal
in size to nn average loaf of bread, and
thus for two pennies they buy all they
can possibly eat. On certain days,
when they feel like luxuriating, they
may perhaps spend threepence on sonic
dainty like a dozen shrimp, but even
with Hint extravagance Indulged In
every two or three days the .f.'tll w ill not
last a long time and give plenty of op
portunity to soak themselves with " 'alf
These chaps always stay until the
money Is about gone aud then back
they come to Chicago, where the glory
of their I .otii loll clothes soon becomes
dimmed as they loaf around the entile
pens at the stock yards while waiting
for another chiuico to act as chamber
maids to n drove of cattle. Chicago
"What am your opinion oh (lis 'man
ual training' dey talk oh Introjueing
inlo our schools, Vnclo Samson?" in
quired Mr. Marc Antony Washington,
in a respectful tone, of his nearest
"I liabn't glbbetl do subject de full
benefits ob de prolinostications ob my
i mind, yet, will," replied I'ncle S iuisiln,
i promptly, though a close observer
i might have noticed a puzzled look on
his sable countenance lit the moment
' be heard bis neighbor's question; "but
on de whole, I don't approve ob it."
"Is dat so'" said Mr. Washington, In
i evident surprise; "now I thought you'd
! be right down pleased to hub your
I Louisa's Joshua get dat manual tram
I "No, sab," said Uncle Samson, grow
j Ing secure In his own inlnil, as lie went
not so long as his maw ami nie is
I alive, I don't approve ob manual train
ing in de school for Joshua Itoinuliis.
j Ileum n mighty servlg-rous chile, lint's
! true, but bis maw has got a good strong
ami (lore's consldlile power leu
mine vet, sab, and what manual
training dat boy needs, his nmw or njo
will gib him right here at Homo, yes,
1 Mil!" .
To Make Them I.augli.
Some of the superstitions of the Chi
nese have a humorous turu. Tbey have
an Impression that when there is a
i long drought it Is because the gods are
either nii(.ry or In a bad mood, o they
dress a dog In a comical way and lend
i him through the streets. All the people
laugh, and It is supposed niai nie gous
p(1t heln laughing !'" After that.
no matter now em m"-,,
rain, and this proves that the Chinese
. .. , ..-.... It Iu uura Is.
ti1(,ory is correct
You never bail a friend who did not
talk about you.
ARM TATTOOED BY LIGHTNING.
Singular Phenomenon Wroncht by
the Klcetrie Fluid Upon a Woman.
On the arm of a young woman at
iienuisport, Mass., is a photograph plac
ed there by lightning. Mrs. Florence L.
Kelly was the victim of this peculiar
visitation of .love. She Is a telegraph
operator. It Is always the unexpected
that haiipens, and this is shown by the
story that Mi's. Kelley tells, us fol
lows: "I have been an operator for several
years, and until this strange thing hap
pened to me 1 was as careless regard
ing electricity as everyone comes to be
who sees It Hashing about them every
day. You know In a telegraph ottiee
whenever there Is n thunderstorm we
have a brilliant electrical display about
LEAP ENntlAVED nv I.IOUTNINU.
the switchboard. The lightning darts
at us, just like a snake. It seems to
be about ready to spring upon you, and
yet can only go a certain distance. 10v
ery day when I reach the ollice the
first thing I do Is to call up the main
office at Boston and ask tbeni if Ihcy
have any business for nie to look is I r.
That Is what I did on that morning
when it all happened to me. Well,
lioston said it bad nothing and, as n
storm was brewing, I shut oft" the cur
rent, so that I believed there couldn't
any electricity come in on us and burn
out a wire. This done, I sat down to
read a paper, when all at once every
thing grew black and I lost conscious
ness. The next tiling I remember wax
realizing that something bad happened,
what I did not know. Then my senses
grew clearer unit I knew that I must
have been shocked by lightning. I be
gan to realize that 1 still had life and
feeling, and I can remember calling out:
'Oh, in.v arm is burned! My arm is
burned.' I looked at the sleeve of my
shirt waist and then It came to nie.
The pattern of the material was of
strawberry leuves, and It was a straw
berry leaf that the lightning had pho
tographed on my arm. I have asked
a great many people to explain this to
me, but I have never found anybody
yet who could tell why my arm was
burned nnil not my waist.' 1 don't be
lieve anybody can tell." New York
WHENCE CAME THE FISH?
Picked tip In a Kuniltiod Knr from
Water After a Heavy Hutu.
A short time ago a peculiar 11 h was
picked up nmlcr unusual circumstances
on a bed of sand near Kstover. S. ('.
There Is no stream or pond of water
anywhere near Hint spot, but one day
after a severe rainstorm the fish was
found there, apparently dead. The
tinder carried It home, a distance of
TIIK FISH OP UNKNOWN OIIIOIN.
two mill's, and placed It In a Jar of
water, when it revived liml yet lives.
The peculiar find bus attracted much
attention, and the great question In the
neighborhood Is: Where did the fish
come from? Many Incline to the belief
that It was drawn up by the sun or
wind from some distant body tf water
and carried In the clouds overland until
It dropped where It was found. The
fish somewhat resembles a Hiinpercb.
Another Cure for Corns.
Ir. Sofshue says Unseed oil Is a sure
remedy for both hard and soft corns.
If they are Indurated ami very painful
the relief It gives In a short time Is
most gruteful. Hind on a soft rag satu
rated with the oil every night nud
morning until the corn Is removed
easily aud without puln.
About Britons: "Uudynrd Kipling
gayg, In his last poem, we must bewure
of hl country when bis country grow
polite." "He Is right. Affectatlou la
olwayg dangerous." Puck.'
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