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'Epitome of the Telegraphic
' News of the World. - :
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
In Interesting Collection of Items From,
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
While skating on the ice liear Gard
ner, Miss., three young people sudden
ly broke through, and before assistance
-could reach them were drowned. .
At Tonawanda, N. Y., -while a party
were skating, the ioe gave ' way and
precipitated four young people into the
water. Three of them were drowned.
, China approves of the liussian fleet
-wintering at Port Arthur, being per
suaded that this action is taken in the
interest of China, and necessitated by
the German occupation of Kiao Chou.
General Blanco reports to'.- Madrid
that negotiations with several influen-
tiaUinsurgent leaders are 'progressing
favorably; that he hopes to fletfloh from'
the rebellion important forces which
are willing to accept autonomy.
" A rate war is on between the various
river transportation lines running to
The Dalles. A reduction of fare from
The Dalles to Portland is the result.
This cut in rates has been looked for
by the public since the opposition line
was put on, some two months ago.
The statement'of- the collections of
the internal revenue show' that for the
month of November last the receipts
'amounted to $13,959,296, an' inorease
as compared with November last year,
of $1,257,927. For the last five
months, however, there is shown to
have been a decrease of $5,912.
F. M. Gideon, the clerk of the gen
eral land office, who was referred to
by Thomas Reddington in the testi
mony before the senate Pacific railroad
committee,' Saturday,' as having
changed the land-office records so as to
throw 5,000,000 acres of .government
land to. the Southern Paciflo, has made
' clear denial of the charge.
A dispatch from . Christiania, Nor
way, to the London ChronicleLsays the
political situation, sinoe the failure of
the united committee on foreign affairs,
has become critical, and it is feared
that Sweden will seek an occasion for
.armed intervention in Norway. The
dispatch adds that the Swedish press
hopes for assistance from Emperor
" The committee appointed at
. house civil service conference 10
ago to draft modifications of the
service law have met and gone
the x various bills pendingbefore the
house. ' The. committee expects to' have
a measure framed by the time congress
reconvenes. Its members are opposed
; to the present law as including too
. many offices within its scope.
-A freight train of 21 loaded cars,
traveling down the mountain to Al
., toona, Pa.j .beoame unmanageable in
consequence of the slippery condition
f the tracks, making the 13 miles
from Galltiz into Altoona in as many
minutes and , crashing into a freight
train directly in front of the passenger
...'.station. About 50 cars were com
pletely broken up,' and the Holidays-
burg passenger train, which was stand
. ing on the track near the passenger
shed, was thrown over on its side.
iThree of the train crew were fatally in
Tjnred. .- . .-. ; ( ' ' ; : ', ...
I An effort is on foot tb, reduce the
i production of ootton. ' '. , .'
Gold hastieen discovered at Skagway
, wbioh goes, $4 to the,' pan, '"'. v
"Mormons have Secured 8,000,000
! acres of land in Mexico for a oolony.
! John Cross,, of Cove, Or., was arest-J-ed
for' having counterfeit money in bis
s possession; j ... ,.-', -,. .
f Bates Soper, who murdered his wife
arid two children at Aschie, Mo.,' in
isai, and wno was reoently arrested m
Oregon, where he married again, was
fentenoed in Harrisonville, Mo.,, to be
Lhanged on February 4." ' ' ,
About 100 wholesale druggists from
:; the cities 6f the Central West held a
conference in Chicago for the purpose
uumqiupsp IJlg LilO PJUb jti.ca at which
drugs ahd 'patent medicines are being
sold by the; department stores,' as well
as by many retail druggists, and to take
4 steps, to stop thQr practice, if possible.
5 The Dingley tariff law will not be
I -changed in any of its custom features
fat the present session of .congress. A
jgeneral understanding to this effect
has been reached among the Eepubli
f'can meijpbers of the ways and means
I committee, who feel that it is mostde
'sirable to avoid what , is' generally
fknown as tariff .tinkering,, ,, j
' 'Thesubcommitte'e of the senate cbra-
imittee pn Indian affairs, .appointed to
-cQnid,er the problems, presented in-Jn-djan.territpry
have practically deefded
tQjecQmmena amendments. to the.pres-
J these tribes, and aslo an anie'ndmenlt
providing that, all valid, leases shall' bo
recognized by the 'government of the
a United States, and the money paid, on
account of. them covered imo the. treas
ury of the United States for the bene
. fit of the various tribes as such.
;Bui iaw,,dp;pyiuiiJi njr lyp. apporcpn-
.nient, 4lll t"he lai'idsheld "by, the iva
'oiviliafett MUe ferW85lgt th member! of
MAY DIG UP THE HATCHET.
Indian Territory Braves Ready to Go
on the Warpath.
Chioago, Dec. 23. A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
Trouble in the Indian territory is ex
pected by the commissioner of Indian
affairs and by others who are familiar
with the condition of affairs there'. On
January 1 the tribal courts will be
abolished by an act passed at the last
session of congress, and the United
States courts given full jurisdiction
oyer the territory. In many quafters
the officers of the Indian courts have
delared that they will forcibly resist all
efforts to prevent them from doing
business. The United States marshals
have given notice that any tribal courts
attempting to sit, and those assuming
toeonduct them will be arrested.
' A delegation of eight Cherokees,
seven of them full-bloods, is nowin
the city. A few days ago they pre
sented a memorial to congress asking
that the law be rescinded, .but congress
has now adjournedNrVithout action, and
when it again convenes the Indian
courts will be out of existence. ,
Meanwhile the subcommittee of the
senate committee on Indian . affairs,
appointed to consider the- probleni pre
sented in the territory ,' practically
oided to recommend an amendment to
the law applying to the apportionment
of all lands held by the live civilized
tribes among the 'tiieriVbers "of these'
tribes, and also an amendment pro
viding that -all valid lease's shall be
recognized ""by ' the ' goverimlent of the
United States and the money paid on
account of them covered into the treas
ury of the United States for t-hS'.be'nefit
of the 'various- tribesi . t'( I' 'i,
f The Dawes commission has reported
ifs failure to oome to any conclusion
with the Indians. Such agreements
as have been concluded vary so in their
provisions,' that, in view of the fact
that eventually a. uniform system of
government must be provided for In
dian territory, it is questionable
whether any of the agreenferits ;.sbou.ld .
be definitely ratified b congress until'
the desired and, uecesafy, uniformity
can be reached. "'"''. ' ' . V .,
. Secretary Bliss thinks. rlo government
twill be Satisfactory until congress shrfll
provide for a single uniform system of
laws for the Indian territory that shall.
pmuo an i its iiiiiuvi uui La lli JuaauB&juip
of the rights of American citizenship.
pf ' :l-tft 'jK 5 , Wp
Ex-Secretary Herbert's Paughter Com-
Washington, Dec. 23.- Miss Lclia
Herbert, daughter of the ex-secretary
of the navy, died at her home in this
city this morning, as the Result of a
fall from the third story of her home
on New Hampshire avenue, in the most
fashionable part of the cijty. .f,.
The sudden death and the tragio
features surrounding.it were a great
shook -to .the large circle of ?'frinds s'iiej
had made iiv Washington.5" j 'i ;
.Her., death was traceable indirectly'
toan accident,while . ahorseback, xiding
in her na.tiyV0tate,. ..Alabama, abontd1!?.8 M .Pol?.nel . G?rcia 8 esc01t re
two months" ago. This morning she
was unusually bright -.-and 'Cheerfjjfc
Shortly -before- 10 b'clock 'slij dressed
to go- down jstairs,' but vinstead of de
scending went to a rear room of the
third story, from wliioh she . fell, sus
taining injuries which caused her
death.-. -v- - . ...,,.,,...... v.,-
. The death was reported to -police
headquarters as a oasa 'of suicide, due
to, melancholy and. temporary .;aberra-.
tiori of in i rid &a Jthe result of iarlong"
illness, i ' : , "v- . (; .-., t
;J Miss Herbert was the'i eldest of exrf
Secretary ! , Herbert's thjee "tcblldisen,,
and was a charming figure in Wash
ington society. Socially she was ex
ceedingly popular, and tier presencej
was sought at all gatherings. ' Her so
cial triumphs here were repeated in
Europe, where ehe r went to attend ae
great naval ' diemonsttatibn " at r JKl'el.
Within ..the pist year she ..has;;n9t n
joyed robust health, but this only in
duoed her to redouble her devotion to
out-of-door sports and exercises, and ic
was while regaining her health by out
door riding that she met with the ac
cident that indirectly resulted in her
s The coroner returned a -verdict of
suicide ' through temporary insanity.
As the facts were clear, he decided that
an nquest was unnecessary. .
The Turk Apologized. u
Constantinople, Dec23. -It appears
that when the United States, steamer
Bancroft arrived at Smyrna on the
night of December 2, .she was. greeted
with, a blank cannon shot and rifle
bullets from , the' fort of Venikle. A
boat sent from the ..warship to ask for
an explanation was "fired upon ' and
forced to return. Thereupon the
American admiral lodged a protect with
the United States minister here, Dr.
Angell, who demanded the punishment
of the guilty parties -and 'an apbiogy
from the 'Turkish government, .which
was .given iSunday. erlnt addition , wo
frOnf Gfr'iJyTo W,1 S ffia'fi Ti a,1 " 1 a'n'li o u lices
the safe arrival at haXyort of the guft
boat Newport "with the members of the
Nicaraguan tanai eommission on board.
AH-t-he'members of the party were well
and the voyage had been pleasant and J
THE ClIBAt VERSION OF IT
Battle of the Cauto River a
Though Confronted by a Superior Force,
the Ingurgent.8 . Inflicted.. Terrible
. Punishment on the Knemy. '. ' 1
New York, Dec. .23. The Cuban ver
sion of the battle fought at Yacta ford,
on the Cauto river, December 14 last,
has been received tlirough the mails by
Captain Alfredo Kodriguez, a Cuban
insurgent officer, who is invalided in
this city. ' It tells of a rushing defeat
inflicted upon thj . Spanish General
Pando. Captain Kodriguez' corre
spondent says: ! '
"A part of (General Calixto Garcia's
force under Lieutenant-Colonel Sal
vador Eios was holding the Yacta ford
of the Cauto river. It was important
for Pando's forces to reopen the river,
, in-prder-. that reiforcements might be
sent to the city of Bayaino, besieged
by General - Koloff. General Calixto
GarCia'fi main force was a little farther
up the river, protecting a ford threat
ened" by General- ; Pando. '- ' General
Aldave, in command of 2,000 Spanish
nfantry, regulars, '";' a squadron of
cavalry And 3,000' guerilla volunteers,
22 cannon and six light gunboats, at-,
tacked Eios. a. '' J" ,t .
..jji "Disposing his 'artillery on the bills
Qom'nuhding the Yacta ford,' Aldave
(4pened; a hot fire on" the iiisurgent
works on the opposite side of the river.
Kioa and- his 500 Cubans retired into
the cover of. the woods, and the fdrd
was, open for the Spaniards' passage. '
"AMave advanced a column of in
fantry across the ford, holding their
rifles and ammunition belts above their
heals, Ijhe men . being protected by a
Continual" artillery fire. Eios, seeing
that, he could not hold his position
without help, sent a volunteer courier,
LJeutenant Charles Hickman, an
"Americanr!t6 General Calixto Garcia,
up the river. His courier had to ride
directly through the enemy's fire, but
made the passage'' Safely. '' ' 1 " ''
"Meanwhile General Aldave landed
1,500 more men"bn the ' further side,
and General Pando. with a large force.
at ' ffiis tfinV'matl'e a feint bn 'tli upper
ford. General Garcia, deceived by
Pablo's "movement decided that he
could spare only a smail reinforcement
to Colonel Eios, and sent Colonel
Carlos Garcia with only 200 mounted
men down the river. This reinforce
ment, small as it was, renewed the
hopes of the defenders of the Yacta,-and
Vhey':jcharged the Spanish with the
Dayohet. '-' . ' ' ';, .-- '
'The . Cubans, however, ; were so
heavily outnumbered that they were
forced to give .-way. Carlos Garcia's
liparse-vwas shot ..from Under him, and
Colonel Eios was slightly wounded in
newed the charge with machetes this
time, and .held the Spanish force in
kiheote for a-short; while. &
"; "By then; General -5 Calixto Garoia
had seen through General Pando's
feint on the upper ford, and despatched
General Eabi, with 1,000 cavalry, to
their relief. - These-arrived just as the
Spanish were recovering from the ma
ohete charged and," fell suddenly upon
their rear, throwing . the troops who
had crossed the ford? ihto confusion,
be Spanish had; to give ground and
became exposed to the fire from their
dw ft attillery from thp Jiillsand from
the six gunboats, which had joined -in
the bombardment of Eios' men. Gen
eral Aldave ordered this fire to cease,
reformed, his attacking party, and des
patched a message to General Pando
for assistance in carrying the Cuban
position. - ' ;
'But it was too late.- The Cubans,
reforming, raised - their battjle shout of
"A la maohete, Caba libre," and fell
upon trie Spanish ranks with terrible
effect. ' ;' -- - : --; - j '
,"A body of 1,000 guerillas was cut
off from Aldave's force, and4 threw
down their- arms. General Eabi,
knowing the half-hearted loyalty of
these volunteers, ' told them they must
fight ' their own comrades or be cut to
pieces,- and they obeyed, and really
fought desperately oh the Cuban side. .
General Aldave, seeing that his
men would be annihilated, withdrew
them across the ford, again protected
by the artillery fire. : General Pando.
with an escort, rode down' from the up
per ford arid directed the Spanish re
treat. .'';. : : ' '; " - - '..'''.,.';.
"The Cuban loss in this engagement
was 100 killed and about 300 wounded.
Seneral Eabi's men found 200 Spanish
Sead and Genera Aldave.'in hig.' report
to Havana, said his'wounded numbered
200. The Cubans .believe , hey have
inflkjted- lii-u'olj i-vaot& 'damage',aV" the
Spanish 4rpoips, carried way many of
their dond,'an8 faiintrriized "the number
Df woundep8",'efptiliTig if one-fourth.,
SeldJtstenAnt-ColoueMlayef two cap-
tains'rfrid one-assistant surgeon', and the
-Standard of arm's of the" battalion
laridros. .".. . ',.' .:"; ..' ', .
"Ge'nefal Garcia prbriioted Hickman,
;he daring courier, to captain on the
BONDING MINERS' OUTFITS.
Canadian Customs Commissioner Give!
. Out Regriflations.
Washington, Deo. ; 22. A response
has been received to ' a recent lettei
from ' Secretary GJge to the commis
sioner of customs, requesting informa
tion as to the bonding of miners' outfits
through ' Canadian territory on tha
route from Juneau by way of the Chil
koot pass and the Yukon river to Circle
Cityi The commissioner says that the
following regulations have been pre
pared to meet' the case: , '
Imported goods, as above described,
shall be reported, to the Canadian custom-house
at Tagish, and may be en.
tered for exportation there in the usual
form, "in transit,'' in duplicate. The
goods may then be delivered without
payment of duty to be carried to.theh
destination out of Canada by any tran
sportation company which has duly
exeouted a bond in the form prescribed
by the minister of customs for the due
and faithful delivery ,of all packages
carried by such company and for the
general compliance with the customs
laws and regulations governing Buch
traffic. - -
. A duplicate of the entry in transit,
duly signed and marked with thepropei
customs stamp, shall accompany eaoa
shipment of goods conveyed by a bond
ed carrier, so that the same may be re
turned to the custom-house at Fort
Cudahy with a certificate thereon as to
the landing of the goods in the United
States, or of their having passed out
ward from Canada, within six months
from the date of the entry.
If the goods, when entered in transit
for exportation, are not delivered to be
forwarded by a bonded carrier, as pro
vided in , the last proceeding section,
the duty thereon is to be deposited with'
the customs officer at ,Lake Tagish,v
subject to a refund, of same at the port
of Fort Cudahy, when the goods pass
outward thereat, or upon the certificate
of. an officer of the United States, or of
the Canadian customs, that the said
goods have been landed in the United
States within six months from the date
of entry. The duty deposited on such
is to be indorsed on the entry and cer
tified by the customs officer in charge,
and the duplicate of the entry", duty cer
tified and marked with the customs
stamp, is to be delivered to the person
making the deposit. .
A report of such entry in transit
shall be forwarded by mail without de
lay by the customs officers at the send-
t ing port to the collector of customs at
Fort Cudahy, for the collection of du
ties on the goods entered in transit and
not duly exported. "The articles
ususally classified as travelers' baggage
are to be passed free, without entry.
Commissioner McDougall, in a letter
accompanying these regulations, says
that they are framed with the desire to
afford the utmost facilities for traffic
in question, compatible with security
to the revenue. He further says-.j
"Eesponsible transportation com
panies will be soon in operation for the
conveyance of goods over the Chilkoot
and other passes down the Yukon river
and its tributaries, in which case
United States goods may go" forward
into Alaska without payment of du
ties." .- ; ".'-:-.' . ; .
OVER A PIECE OF GROUND.
Dispute Between the United States and
'.'- and the State of Texas
Chicago, Dec. 22. A special to the
Chronicle from Fort Worth, Tex., says:
The state of Texas and the United
States government are in conflict over
a piece of ground on the east end of
Galveston island, on which is located
the state quarantine station and which
has been taken possession of by the
federal authorities, who intend erecting
a' torpedo station thereon. ' ' 3
? The United, States -claims it under
the i terms of . the Texas annexation
treaty,1 whioh requires the ceding to the
government,, by the, republio of Texas
of all lands used for the purpose of mil
itary defenses or upon which fortifica
tions were standing. The state will
dispute the claim on the ground that
there were no available fortifications in
existence on the ground in controversy
at the time the treaty was made.
I.eedy.s Modest Scheme.; v,.?
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 22. Governor
Leedy announces that he will present
a scheme to the Nebraska irrigation
convention which, if carried out, will
cause the arid plains to blossom as the
rose. ; A one thousand seven hundred
mile canal from 'Montana to Texas is
the startling proposition to be formally
made by Governor Leedy to the coming
irrigation congress. The purpose of
the canal would be to divert the flood
of waters of the Missouri , and Missis
sippi vajleys and let them down when
f wanted. , The canal would- tap the
Missouri river at Milk river in Montana
arid empty into Bed '.river in Texas.
The.. ;govrnor maintains, incidentally
tbatiba cost would be, only $360,000,-
Lost Her -Deck Load. '
;lSan T-Fraiicisco, : Dec. i 22. The
schooner Mayflower. Caotain Olsen. ar-
Jrived; today, '15 days from the" Coquil.le
river, me vessel nau ii,uuu isec oi
mbel am a tfotsgS. when sne-elaited, but
wnenTshe'teacheirhere she' ws TtjM'OO
feet short of that amount. From De
cember 3 to 14 inclusive, heavy gales
were' encountered., the... seas .washing
completely over the schooner. It was
during an unusually heavy gale that
the lumber was washed "away.
0 0BJEGTI0N WRS MfiDE
Russia Occupies Port Arthur
. With China's Consent.
JAPAN YET TO BE HEARD FROM
The Czar's Move Is Looked Upon la
Europe as a Reply to Germany's Ac
tionThey May Come Together.
"'London. Dec. 21. The correspond
ent of the Times at Peking says:
China approves of the Eussiari fleet
wintering at Port Arthur, being per
suaded 'that this action is taken in the
interest of China, arid necessitated by
the German occupation of Kiao Chou.
A dispatch to the Tinies from Shang
hai says the occupation of Port Arthur
by Eussia cannot fail to provoke popu
lar indignation in Japan, where public
opinion is already excited over the Kiao
Chou affair. , : ' :
According to a dispatch to the Daily
Mail from Shanghai, the high officials
of the Chinese court have advised the
emperor, in view of further complica
tions, to refnove the couiit to Nanking
;the southern capital). The dispatch
says it is reported that overtures have
been made to England to exercise pro
tection over the Yang-tse valley and
the West river, and that numerous ru
mors arer'current regarding the aotivity
of the British squadron in Chinese
waters. ; , - ,"'"' ."
The Times, commenting editorially
on the situation in China, says: :
"Instead of the kaiser's mailed fist,
we have Eussia's bent glove, but the
grasp in not less vigorous and unyield
ing. Great Britain ought now cour
teously to invite China to extend the
same privileges to the British fleet at
Chausan." -' ' ' , -
' Telegrams from all Continental cap
itals show that Eussia's step at Port
Arthur is regarded as -tantamount to a
permanent occupation, and a reply to
Germany's action. x
A well-informedy St. Petersburg cor
respondent says there was no agreement
between Eussia and Germany, and the
latter simply warned Eussia when the
occupation of Kiao Chou was already
decided upon. ;
... The Novoe Vreinaya pretends that
Jaui has no cause for complaint,
"sln6e China is only giving the same
shelter to Eussian ships as Japan had
hitherto so kindly afforded." ' '
This view is not held in Berlin,
where the papers are already talking of
the possiblity of Prince Henry having
to shake his mailed fist at Japan, which
is supposed to be seoretly baoked by
England. Some of the Berlin papers
express anxiety, but most of them wel
come the news from Port Arthur as
justifying the German position at Kiab
Chou, if not as actual evidence that
Eussia and Germany are acting to
gether. Curiously enough, Emperor
.William visited the Eussian ambassa
dor Friday night on his return from
Kiel, ostensibly to congratulate him
on the name-day of Emperor Nicholas.
The visit lasted one hour. .. There is no
doubt now that the emperor'and am
bassador discussed Chinese" affairs. .-.
TheJParis'papeiB, without pretend
ing to he deceived 'by Eussia's innocent
explanations, are pleased with the ac
tion of the ally of France.
' The burden of Viennese comment is,
what will England do? ' .; ' , '','
The British fleet now in , Chinese
waters consists of one iron-clad, nine
cruisers and 18 smaller men-of-war.
A HORRIBLE MURDER.
Baker Was Pushed Into a Mixing Yat
and Cut to Pieces. -
New York, Dec. 21. -The Herald
says: l' Circumstances pointing to a
murder of unusual horror were recently
brought to the attention of District
Attorney Okott and Captain . McClus
key, of the detective bureau, the al
leged victim in the case having been
Peter Doggett, 30 years old, who, if his
relatives are correct in their stories,
was thrown into a dough-mixing vat at
427 West Fifteenth street, on August
28 last and ; literally out to pieces.
Doggett's sister, the police have been
told by her and her lawyer, has re
ceived a letter from her mother in Ire
land, in which the writer says the only
witness to the crime is now there. The
letter sets forth that this witness was
in theactory of the New York Biscuit
Company, where Doggett worked, on
the morning of August 28, and saw an
other man shove him into a mixing
machine, the bottom of - which : was
swept' by flanges moving at high speed.
That Doggett was ground to "pieces in
the 'factory ;yaj is' known,, but a cbro
iibr's' jiiry on JSovember '. 15 decided
that his death, was due to an accident.
The latter, which is now in the hands
of the district attorney, alleges that
during a quarrel with another work
man, -Doggett was pushed into the vat
1 below. ' ' '"-'"'':'
XXI. :. '::, ' '.' ' - , .'.. '.'.-I;-;-
iC' S'.i 'Itat J' olsoh in Their. Coffee."
Elk' rty", 'Kan.1, Doc.- - 21'. John
Strauss is dead, his two sons are dying!'
. . r V," - Jt . 3 -L.: ; J...L1 '
ana Mr. neeu aim ins uauguier am
, qritieally ill from drinking coffee., into
which rat poison-had been dropped ac
cidentally. The unfortunates were
participants in a sooial at the Strauss
EDICT OF THE TRADES UNION!
Members Are Asked Not to Serve In that
v National Guard.
Chicago, Dec.22. 'The Times-Herald
says: Trades unionists are required
by the Chicago Federation of Labor to
leave the National Guard at once.
This -was the ' unanimous ' decision
reached by the delegates at their week
ly meeting. ! It was said without con
tradiction that a union man could nob
consistently serve in the militia and
incur the risk of being called out to.
shoot down fellow trades unionists -who
were on a strike for the betterment of
their condition. So, every trades
unionist who is now a member of th
National Guard will be required to se
cure a discharge from military service
at once. .... .- - . ....
' Delegate P. J. Hassett started it all
with a motion to compel trades union
ists to leave the National Guard. An
amendment by McPhee was offered to
have every workman enlist and' learn
how to handle a gun. This was lost,
and a less warlike substitute was
"that a request be made' to all union
men now in the militia to get out ol
Vm eaTVTna " A aanrtnrl mftm-n wan
offered by , Delegate Williams and
passed, urging all union .men who ara
not members of the militia to refrain
from enlisting. General Miles' sug
gestion of guns for the postoffioe wa
denounced as a shadow of coming
events. , -The tocsin was sounded that
capital was organizing and that labor
should be .prepared. The delegate
later declared their opposition to tha
creation of the proposed neW cabinet
position of secretary of commerce and
industry. The adverse report ofjjtha
Committee to which the subject had
been referred was sustained. ...
A motion was passed favoring xth
creation of a oabinet department of la
bor. - . . .; ' ,-.''''--''" '.-''- A
,. "R.pnnrtfl frnrn TCfrRhifillA indicating
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1.1 J 1- l. X
me iriumpii . oi a inuvpjiiimii lor uu
eight-hour working day evoked much
enthusiasm. . -. h , . ,
A STEAMER ROBBED. !
Strong Room of the City of Washln"'jifc.
Burglarized. ' y ., '
New York, Dod. 22. The World
says: , The Ward liner City of Wash
ington,' that sailed from Vera Cruz De
cember 1, has arrived in this part, car
rying in her strong room $600,1000 in
Mexican coin. This was not an unV
usually large shipment of : treasure for.
the Ward line to handle, and, no one in
authority dreamed of danger, f
Nevertheless, during the voyage tha
strong room, built to withstand the at
tacks of almost everything but dyna
mite, and located so as ! to" be under
constant observation, was broken into.
Only $3,000 Was taken by the robbers,
but the general irripression is that the
scheme, of the thieves was to seize tho
entire treasure. ; ' "
Every effort has been made to keep
the matter quiet, so . that the strong"
force of detectives put upon the case by
the company might work to the best
A. G. Smith, the company's secre
tary, admitted that the robbery bad
been attempted. ; . . .
TO USE PNEUMATIC TUBES.
Proposed Innovation ' for the Chicago
; . . . Postofflce.
; Chicago, Dec. 22. Pneumatic tubes
for the mail service of Chicago will be
in operation between the depots, sub
stations and the general office before
long. This is the word Postmaster
Gordon . brought with him from Wash
ington. After a month's absence in the
East, Mr, Gordon arrived in Chicago
last evening, after having conferred
with Senator Mason, Congressman Fobs
and President MeKinley. , . ; ..
, In addition to the tubes, Mr. Gordon
will also establish a special delivery
service, which he promises will be a
great help to the business men m this
city. .'":'- . - "' -- 5 '"' ''- .-
Mr.; Gordon investigated the pneu
matic tubes in Boston, New York and
Pll i 1 alol villi O T-T . aisa vnliV. nlnnctexA
.i . .mu ... . j-j if tto uiuvu i jiiijaavti
with their operation.; ,( .! . ; ;,
Mr. Gordon is sure the corner-stone
of the new postoffice building will be
laid either July 4, or October 9. If
the latter date is chosen,' the famous
society of the Ancient and Honorable
Artillery of Boston will attend, as well
as President MeKinley, Postmaster
General Gary and Secretary Gage, whor
will lay the cornor-stone.
The i Fighting Germans.
Berlin, Dec. 22. The Arbiter Zei
tung reports an' unpr6vpked attack by
a party of officers, including Chevalier
d'Ansel and 'Lieritenant Witschin, on
a 5 nuriiber:'of'cilVilians";in' the Cafe
Eapbael;. cat-. Kremaj ; Austria. Three
civilians i were:' badly wounded, .with
swords before, the ; police stopped the
fray.,. When, asked to . pay the bill.
Lieutenant d'Ansel struck, the waiter
with his sword. The officers we're not
arrested.' ' "' .''"..-'.' .
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. r. Cecbf and Soldiers ihting.-
tXttncny. D"ec. .S.-t-l .jj'ifpijth from,
Vienna to the. Telegraph" reports. ,,th ere
have been sanguinary conflicts at, sev
eral barracks in Prague during tbe last
few5 days 'between Czechs 'and German
soldiers.- Twenty-five men' have been
seriously wounded. The - authorities
confiscated the Czech newspapers that
reported the affrays.