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KEIGN OFTEUUOK IN SEW OltLEANS
Tho Chief of 1'ollco Murdorod for Doing:
His Duty Torrlblo Secret Ordors Ex
tat Damaging Evidence Developed
Hunting tho "Vondotta Heavy Howards.
New Oiilkans, Oct. 18. Joseph Macheca
and the other leading Italians against whom
affidavits wero mado yesterday after tho partial
confession of Scoffldl were arrested this morn
ing, charged with being accessories to tho mur
der of Hennessey. At a special mooting of tho
council at noon Mayor Shakespeare's message
was read, denouncing tho murder of Hennessey
by Sicilians through hired assassins, declaring
that tcrrlblo secret orders exist In New Orleans,
and that in this lnstanco tho chief of police was
assassinated for doing his duty In enforcing
American law; that any citizen performing his
duty or under any circumstances creating en
mity of theso is liable to tho dread sentence of
death being passed on him and carried out by
assassins who divulge nothing, say nothing,
know nothing; that tho same loading
Italians are at tho head of those
orders, while others more peacefully Inclined
and not belonging thereto are blackmailed and
threatened with death or obliged to leave tho
city If they do not comply; that this state of
affairs has gono on long enough and must bo
stopped. The council Is called on to take ini
tiative steps to drive, if necessary, theso people
from tho United States. Councilman Bitten
offered a resolution, which was adopted, that
the Mayor appoint a committee of fifty, or moro
if ho deems proper, to thoroughly investigate
these secret orders and report. At 1 o'clock to
day the Mayor received a communication noti
fying him that he will bo tho next victim. Mr.
Shakespeare says that this will not deter him
from doing his duty. Ho appointed tho com
mittee of fifty to hunt out the vendetta, and tho
members are to meet in tho council chamber to
night. The meeting of tho committee of fifty to-night
was secret, but tho committee announced that
it would pursue tho investigation to the end,
bring tho murderers of the chief to justice
and break up Italian assassination leagues in
this city. A thousand dollars was raised on tho
spot, and by next week tho committee expects
to have fifty thousand dollars to assist In tho
The ship Ellosla is coming up next week with
TOO Italian emigrants on "board. The Mayor
interviewed tho custom-hou60 authorities, and as
a result they will go down and meet tho ship.
Unless the emigrants can satisfy the officers
that they are desirable, financially and morally,
they will not bo allowed to land.
Joo Macbeca, who was arrested to-day, has
heretofore been considered a prominent Ital
ian, abovo the murderous plots of his moro Ig
norant fellow-countrymon. Sinco his arrest
somo damaging evidence has developed, Tho
ladies owning tho shanty where the assassins
are supposed to havo plotted and gathered
identified Macbeca as tho man who rented tho
place from them and paid a month's rent in ad
vance. Several parties say that they followed
Macheca on tho night of tho murder. Ilo and
tho Matrangas, also supposed to bo leaders in
tho affair, wero eating supper while tho shoot
ing was going on. They remained together un
til 4 o'clock 'in the morning, having a good
time, and when they parted Macheca said:
"Bovs, I've done a good time. I'm only sorry
ho was not killed at tho first fire."
SHOT DEAD BY A WOMAN.
Sensational Doublo Shooting: Affair Tho
Fonmlo Sltootist Also Shot.
Quincy, III., Oct. 18. Ono of tho most sen
sational shooting uffrays that over occurred hero
happened upon ono of tho principal business
streets early this afternoon. Dan G. Price, of
Salina, Kan., was fatally wouuded by Miss
Lilllo Booth, of Uamp Point, and tho young
lady was shot by Price. Accompanied by his
brother, Price was walking down Sixth street
soon after dinner, when Miss Booth crossed the
street and placing tho muzzle of a largo revol
ver against his back fired. Price's brother
grappled with tho young woman, tho wounded
man running into a store, but ho immediately
returned to tho sidewalk and shot her down.
Price died soon after tho shooting, but Miss
Booth's wound is not necessarily fatal. Tho
Price and Booth families are among tho most
prominent in this county. About a year ago
young Prico went to Salina and engaged in
business. During tho past summer Miss Booth
followed him to Kansas and commenced pro
ceedings against hlra for illegitimate parentage,
but ho was acquitted and returned to Quinoy.
Miss Booth also came back to her home at
Cnmp Point, and tho two mot to-day for tho
first time sinco the trial.
Protection to Morohunts.
Tho Merchants' Protective Union is an or
ganization lately started hero, and has for its
object protection to merchants from those thoy
give credit to. Tho organization starts out
with every prospect of success. Tho officers
are J. B. Brown, mauager, and Samuol Maddox,
attorney. Tho offices arc situated at 1805
Fourteenth street and Boom 15, Central Bank
Building. By reforenco to another column tho
whole plan of tho union may bo read.
Emperor's Mausoleum Consecrated.
Beulin, Oct. 18. Tho Mausoleum at Potts
dam, In which tho bodies of Emperor Frederick,
Prince Waldemar, aud Princo SIglsmund wero
deposited on Wednesday, was consecrated to
day in tho presence of tho Empress Froderlck,
her daughters, tho Emperor and Empress, and
other members of tho royal family.. .Chaplain
Koegol officiated, and tho choir of,-tho Berlin
Cathedral performed the musical portion of the
Wrcclc of a Britisli Steamer.
Halifax, N. S., Oct. 18, Capt. Smith,
R. N., has received a despatch from Little
Giaco Bay announcing the wreck of tho govern
ment steamer Napoleon near that place. Tho
steamer ran ashore in a dense fog, Her crew
landed safo in tho boats.
General Strilco of Coal Miners.
BitusSKLS, Oct. 18. Three thousand miners
have gono out on a strike iu tho Charleroi dis
trict, They dernaud an increase in wages. It is
expected tho movement will extend and that
there will bo a general strike of coal miuers,
LYNCHED BY AN ANGRY MOB.
"Our Women Aro Protected Thoy Must
and Shftll Bo Saved !'
Macon, Ga., Oct. 18. Willie SIngloton,
colored, aged about twenty years, was lynched
in tho outskirts of tho city at a lato hour last
night for an attempted assault on a young
lady, tho daughter of a prominent citizen of
Macon. Several weeks ago tho young lady,
who had been away from home, was expected
to arrive by tho 11 o'clock train that night at
tho city Central Depot, whero tho members of
tho family went to meet her. Instead of that
sho camo in by tho East Tennessee Road, whoso
depot Is on tho opposite side of tho town. Sho
was placed by a policeman, to whom she ap
plied for directions, in n cab driven by Willio
Singleton. Tho negro did not drivo directly to
tho young lady's home, but took her by a
roundabout road, and in a lonely spot mado a
violent assault upon her. He then loft her ut
her own houso In an exhausted condition and
disappeared. A few days ago Singleton was
arrested at Eufaula, Ala., aud an officer started
with him for Macon, but when a few miles
from tho city an armed party stopped tho train
and took tho prisoner. Lust night tho negro
was taken before his victim uud fully identi
fied. Tho mob then took him to the woods
whero tho assault had been committed aud,
swinging him to a tree, riddled his body with
bullets and left It hanging with a placard bear
ing tho inscription, "Our women are protected;
they must and shall be 6aved." All present
took au oath not to reveal tho name of tho
young lady. To-day tho coroner held an in
quest overtho body of Singleton. Tho jury re
turned a verdict that he camo to his death at
the bauds of a person or persons unknown to
CLOSED WITH THREE CHEERS.
German Public Glad to Ilo Kid of tho So
Copyright by Now York Associated Press.
Beulin, Oct. 18. Tho Socialist Congress at
Hallo closed to-day to tho relief of both tho
Deputies and the public, who havo been
swamped by the verbosity of tho Socialists.
Herr Kessler moved that, whereas tho opinion
prevails among the party that many of Its
members havo been unjustifiably accused of
beinc in thd pay of the police, the Congress ap
point a commltteo to report on tho subject.
Herr Singer, replying, expressed regret that
suspicion should havo so Ignominiously fallen
upon any ono, adding that it was impossible for
tho Congress to do what was asked, as tho
members could never fiud out who waB tho
man with tho iron ma6k. The matter after all
wa6 only of individual interest and party con
siderations were far superior. Tho subject did
not demand such elucidation. It was tho
police that were most concerned in clearing tho
matters. Herr Kessler's motion was rejected.
A committee which had been appointed to in
quire into the matter submitted a report deny
ing that Herr Grillenberger was to blame for
making tho Socialist agitation a matter of busi
ness, and stating that somo middleman had
placed himself between tho Deputies and tho
Tho committee also decided that tho epithet
"Spitzel," used against certain Berlincso mem
bers of the party, was not intended as au insult
to tho Berlin Socialists, and that although Herr
Werner, of Berlin, was unworthy to bo a mem
ber of tho party, tho commltteo would not ex
pel him, seeing that his want of tact aud ability
hindered him from weighing tho effects of his
action. Herr Werner spoko in his own defonso.
Tho report of tho committee wus adopted and
tho sittings of tho congress were brought to a
close with three cheers.
Jubilee Mass Celebrated.
New York, Oct. 18. Tho fit. Rev. Bishop
Loughlln colebrated his jubilee mass this morn
ing in St. James's Cathedral, Brooklyn. Tho
edifice was crowded. Cardinal Gibbons preached
a sermon on tho Hfo of the Bishop, and Rov.
Father Malono mado an address to him on be
half of thoolerey.
In tho ovoning thero was a grand parado, In
which 50,000 participated, under tho grand mar
shal8hip of Gen. James McLeer. Tho Bishop
reviewed tho parade. Along tho lino of march
many prlvato residences wero illuminated.
Swindled His Wife Out of a Fortune.
New Yoitic, Oct. 18. Samuol W. Lewis,
thirty-four years of age, a broker, is locked up
at police headquarters In this city, ou a charge
of swindling his wifo out of a fortuuo by pur
chasing worthless stock or preteuding to do so.
When ho had reduced her to penury no loft her.
Ho is wanted in Troy for passing a forged
Longest Trip, on Record.
San Fi:ancisco, Cal., Oct. 18. Tho British
ship Hospodar has arrived from London af tor
tho longest trip ou record, having been out for
174 days. Tho shin encountered a storm and
was dismasted, oho finally arrived at Rio
Janeiro In bad condition and remained somo
time for ropalrs.
Forty Days in a Storm
AsTOitu,OitE., Oct. 18. Tho American ship
City of Philadelphia arrived to-day, 310 days from
Now York. On May 12 tho vessel eucountered a
galo and her rudder was carried away. Sho
managed to reach Rio Jaueiro, whero repairs wero
mado. When off Capo Horn tho vessel encoun
tered a fierce snow aud wind storm, which lasted
Killed by a Telegraph Operator.
Jacksonville, III., Oct. 18. Much excite
ment was caused by tho chootlng last night at
Bluffs, a small town twenty miles east of hero,
of narry Thompson by a telegraph operator
named Chenowlth. Chonowith went to Win
chester, tho county seat, and gave himsolf up
Fraudulent Naturalization Oases.
Chicago, Oct. 18. In tho fraudulent natural
ization cases this morning Commissioner Hoyno
held Sol Van Praag, Democratic candldato for
tho State Senate, in ball of $5,000 to tho Federal
grand jury. Barney Manning and James
Sheehau wero also held in ?200.
GalliiiKcr "Wants to Succeed Blair.
Concouu, N. II., Oct. 18. Ex-Congressman
J. II. Galllnger, of this city, has issued and
sent to active Republicans throughout tho Stato
a lotter announcing his caudidacy for the United
States Senate to succeed Hon. Henry W. Blair.
COSTLY SOCIAL 11EF011MS.
GEKMAN EMPEROR'S GRAND
Horr MIruoI'r Policy, In to Wolt and Sco
"What Effect tho Now United States
Tariff Will Havo Upon Somo Sources
of German Prosperity.
Copyright by New York Associated Press.
Beulin, Oct. 18. The Emperor will open tho
Landtag In person on November 11. A cabinet
council was held ou Thursday, His Majesty pre
siding, which probably arranged, under the im
perial initiative, what tho speech from tho
throne shall declare to bo the progiammo of the
session on financial, economic, and social ques
tions. Tho Emperor desires tho passage of a
measure for tho reduction of tho price of arti
cles of food and tho rent of dwellings for tho
Herr Von Maybach, Minister of Public Works,
who was charged with tho preparation of a bill
providing for the erection of dwellings for
workmen in every populous centre, has re
ceived tho imperial censure because of the In
complete condition of his proposals. It is tho
opinion In official circles that tho trouble for
which Herr Von Maybach has been blamed
was duo to the restraints placed upon his ac
tion by tho Ministry of Finance. The Em
peror had n grand scheme, but Minister Von
Maybach on consulting with Herr Mieuel,
Prussian Minister of Finance, found that there
wero obstacles to tho investing of moro than
8,000,000 marks in tho building of small tene
ments In tbo suburbs.
This Incident applies to tho general position
of the government in regard to the schemes for
costly social reforms and the accompanying
projects for tho abolition of the duties on'cat
tlo and grain between Italy Austria, and Ger
many, and leaves tbo budget of the future In
a denso foe. Herr Miguel, it is understood,
Insists that tho government proceed with the
greatest caution, and opposes a prolongation of
the tariff treaty with Austria, favoring a modi
fication of the existing annual treaty by a slight
reduction of the Import duties on grain and
cattle coming from Australia. His influ
ence is becoming practically supreme,
and tho result is that in tho moan time
there will be no presentation of heroic
financial or tariff proposals. Herr Miguel's
policy implies a waiting to sco what
effect the new United States tariff will
have upon somo sources of German prosperity
before committinc tho country to long tariff
treaties iu any direction. But an Austro-Ger-man
customs union against the American tariff
or the prohibition policy of other countries be
ing within bounds of future necessity tbo gov
ernment has directed somo leading juriscon
sults to examine into the question of how tho
rights of Franco under tho Frankfort treaty
might affect such a zollvereln. If tho opinion
of theso examiners shall enable tho government
to treat tho French government's adoption of
fixed maximum and minimum tariffs as affect
ing tho Frankfort treaty it will afford a legal
basis for a zollvereln when ono is wanted.
THE COUNT AT WEST POINT.
Thero Was No Odlclal Kccoptlon and No
Saluto Was Fired.
NnwnurtG, N. Y Oct. 18. Tho Comto do
Paris, tho Due d'Orleans, and tho other mem
bers of tho French party took breakfast to-day
at tho residence of Gen. Daniel Butterfield
at Cold Spring. Afterward thoy went to West
Point, with Gens. Butterfield, Sickles, and
others as escort. Thero was no official recep
tion of tho party at West Point, and no saluto
was fired, but tho members of tho party wero
warmly welcomed by Col. Wilson, commandant
of tho post, and tbo other authorities. Tho
regular Saturday afternoon Inspection of tho
cadets took place, and was witnessed with
much interest by tho members of tho French
party. In making tho rounds of inspection tho
Comto do Paris accompanied Col. Wilson and
tho Due d'Orleans accompanied Gen. Butter
field. In conversation afterward tho Comto do
Paris praised in tho most emphatic terms tho
marching and appearanco of tho cadets. -The
party left West Point at 5:30 on a spociul train
on tho West Shore Road for Now York.
Grotesque and Exaggerated Accounts
Paris, Oct. 18. Somo of tho newspapers
contain exaggerated aud grotesque accounts of
a disagreement between United States Consul
General King and his landlord, which led to his
throwing up tho lease of his prlvato apart
ments. Thoy describo it as a clandestine re
moval at daybreak, and think they glvo a fino
point to the narration by reporting that Mr.
King has ongaged a furniture van in which to
establish hereafter his office. As a matter of
fact Mr. King's landlord was an Americau, and
whatover differences thero may havo been bo
tweon them do not concern tho French.
Mississippi Franchise Compromise.
Jackson, Miss., Oct. 18. Tho frauchiso
committee submitted a compromise report this
morning which will undoubtedly bo adopted.
It provides that tho terms of tho Auditor,
Secretary of Stato, and Superintendent of
Education shall bo extended until January 1,
1890; that a goneral election shall be hold iu
November, 1891, for railroad commissioners,
members of the Legislature, district attorneys,
and county officers, aud that their terms shall
oxplro January 1, 1890, and that thoio shall bo
a general registration iu 1891 of all qualified
electors under tho now constitution.
To Test Gathman's Gun.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Lowis Gathman received
a letter to-day from A. Mordecai, lieutenant
colonel, of tho Ordnance Department, Wash
ington, D. O., sayiug that tho Department Is
ready to test Mr. Gathman's gun, which is
especially constructed for tho firing of high ex
plosives and to demonstrate by continuous
firing that tho piece cau bo kept cool while in
action. Mr. Gathman will bo at Saudy Hook
to superintend tho test when tho board of ord
nance meets next month.
Sir Henry Drummond Wolff is In6ane.
London, Oct. 18. A report has reached hero
that Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, tho British
Minister to Persia, In addition to his physical ill
ness, has become insano and that it Is impossi
ble to move him from Teheran at present.
FRANTIC WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Two Exciting Fires Many Liven In Peril
New Yonic, Oct. 18. Two exciting fires oc
curred In this clt y this afternoon, at which
thero wero several narrow escapes from burn
ing, but which fortunately wore not attended'
with loss of life. Tho first ono occurred in the
building 222 Lexington avenue, which is five
stories In helaht and which contains eighteen
families. Tbo" flames burst from tho windows
on thu lower iloor and it was impossible to gain
exit or eutrance by tho lower hall-way. There
wero fire-escapes leading into tho yard and the
street, but they could not be reached, and tho
occupants, women and children, wero 'well
nigh frantic with fright. Tho firemen of Hook
and Ladder Company No. 7 rescued soven
women from the street windows and took two
out of tho rear windows. The others escaped
by tho roof. Only one woman wos hurt at all
The second fire occurred in tho five-story
brick building Nos. 193 aud 195 Chrystio street,
occupied by J. Stalts as a coffin and casket fac
tory. It broke out in tho shavings pit, and the
entire building was quickly In llames. Ono
hundred and twenty-five men wero in tho cm
ploy of Stalts, but tho most of them had left
the place, and tho others escaped. Loss to tho
building, $50,000; to machinery, $25,000, and
to stock, $75,000, covered by insurance. Tho
factory stands directly in the rear of tho
London Thentre, on the Bowery, but it was
uninjured. Fortunately tho audience who were
at tho matinfie had left tho building just before
tho fire broke out.
LEGISLATIVE LOOK IN OHIO.
Stormy Session Houso Refuses to Pass tho
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. IS. Tho Houso this
morning, after a stormy session, refused to pass
tho Senate compromise bill, giving the Gov
ernor power to remove the members of tho
Cincinnati Board of Improvements and provid
ing for a new board, with election next April.
Tho vote stood 52 yeas to 53 nays. Fifty-eight
votes aro required to pass a bill. Somo of the
Hamilton County members voted against tho
Later The Legislature to-day defeated tho
compromise bill abolishing the Board of Im
provements at Cincinnati and adjourned to
Monday without accomplishing any result.
Anthony Comstoclc a Good Detective.
New Yokk, Oct. 18. Mr. Anthony Comstock,
with tho aid of three Central Office detectives)
located a "green goods" shop at 3-11 West
Fifty-ninth street to-day. They ferreted from
the houso a printing press, a number of circu
lars, and a quantity of bogus money. Samuel
Wood aud l6jac Rosenthal, the supposed opera
tors who were found in the "shop," were placed
under arrest and locked up at police headquar
ters. Mr. Com6tock obtained tho clue from one
of the circulars which came into his possession.
A British Mission to Washington.
Toronto, Oct. IS. A special cable despatch
from London says: "Thero is good authority
for stating that Lord Salisbury Is about to make
fresh pioposals to France respecting the New
foundland question on the basis of free access
by French fishermen to Newfoundland's bait
supply In return for tho abrogation of French
bounties. It is possible the repeal of the bait
law will also form tho basis of a mission to
Murderer Surrenders Himself.
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 18. John Webb, who
shot, and killed Anamas Hill, colored, at Mon
teith, ten miles from Savannah, yesterday mora
ine:, gave himself up to tho authorities to-day.
His action Is remarkable, for from tho evidence
before tho grand jury tho killing was deliberato
and unprovoked. Webb shot Hill while the
latter was lying iu a house dead druuk.
Republicans Win by a Recount.
Cincinnati, Oct. 18. Tho official recount of
votes in Covington mado In the contest of Mr
Schiffer, Democratic candldato for Mayor, rc
snlted in showing an increased majority for Mr.
Thomas, tho Republican candidate, and also re
vealed tho fact that another Republican was
elected to tho council, making that body stand
cght Republicans and four Democrats.
Six Prisoners Escaped Prom Jail.
Louki'OUT, N. Y., Oct. 18. Six prisoners es
caped from tho jail in this city to-day at noon.
Thcywere In tho jail yard, which Is enclosed
by a high wall, and induced tho cook for tho
jail to open the door by a pretense they wanted
water. They promptly overpowered him aud
mado a rush for liberty.
Disappointment in tho Wheat Market
Chicago, Oct. 18. Only a fair business in
wheat was transacted, and operators generally
wero disappointed at tho change in tho market.
Tho feeling was decidedly weaker, and whilo
yesterday thero was a general disposition to
buy tho reverse was tho fact to-day.
Latest Ahout O'Brien and Dillon.
NewYouk, Oct. 18. Mr. Thomas P. Gill,
M. P., to-day received n cablegram from
Messrs. O'Brien and Dillon 6tatlug that thoy,
together with T. D. Sullivau aud Mr. Har
rington, will sail for New York on Saturday, the
The Blrchcll murder case Is under revision by
tho Canadian Minister of Justice.
Tho International Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers are in secret session at Pittsburg.
Count Dillon, Boulanger's right-hand man,
has been royally entortalued In Canada, and has
gouo to British Columbia.
Day, tho condemned murderer, is still hopeful
of having his sentence cbunged when his case Is
urcued before tho Judges in Toronto.
Tho Eastern Synod of tho Reformed Church
in tho United States, in session at Keadlug, Pa.,
disousscd tho question of foreign missions.
It is rumored that a deal has been closed by
which tho Chlcaaro, St. Paul, and Kansas City
Railroad has been sold to tho Great Northern
Tho complaint of larceny mado in Now York
against Charles E. Looko, tho theatrical manager,
by James Barton Key, was withdrawn by tho
latter on tho ground that a mistake had occurred,
aud Looko was discharged.
Fifteen experienced burglars and footpads
wero captured by tho police of Chlcugo in a
houso on West Monroe street. Tills baud has
for months terrorized late pedestrians on tho
West Side, to say nothing of tho dally aud
nightly potty robberies nud burglaries reported
by tho business men to tho polico authorities.
TROUBLED BY OUR TARIFF.
GRKAT EXCITEMENT IN TKANGE;
A Two-Edjrod Knife Throats and Expostu
lations Stato9inon Question Whether
Franco Can Afford to Mnlco Common
lloprlsnlB Acalnst tho Vnltod States.
Paiub, Oct. 18. Thero has been great excite
ment during tho week at Lyons over tho now
United States tariff law and M. Burdeau, tho
Lyon's Deputy, has given notico that ho will In
tho Chamber demand rotaliatiou for tho In
creased duties on French goods. Ho will
especially propose that a retaliatory duty bo
placed ou petroleum and will also suggest that
boards of Inspection bo established for tho ex
amination of all Imports from tho United States.
On tho other hand, tho commltteo for tho de
fenso of tho silk market held a great meeting
at Lyons at which tho snoakerstook tho ground
that a policy of retaliation was likely to do
more harm than good. Tho meeting was at
tended by silk merchants, spinners, and silk
workers generally from St. Etienne, St. dia
mond, and tho ontiro adjoining region.
Most of tho Senators and Deputies from tho
district, as well as tho Mayor of tho city and a
majority of tho members of tho Chamber of
Commerce, wero present. Tho president of
tho Chamber of Commerce called attention to
tho fact that tho adoption of a retaliatory pol
icy aeainst Italy has already cost Lyons 7,500,
000 francs' worth of business and has given
Germany an industrial supremacy in Italy.
Tbo Americans, ho said, wished to export
without importing. Thoy would 6oo that this
was impossible, but ho would leave them to
reap the inevitable fruits of their own bad
It would bo much better not to interfere with
theso results by any angry steps on tho part of
France. Besides, tho notable injustice com
mitted by Franco and other countries toward
America in tho matter of pork had led to tho
conferring of extraordinary powers upon tho
President of the United States by the Edmunds
retaliatory bill, aud miaht entail dangers to tho
great French staple articles of export, particu
larly wines and silk.
The president was followed by a Senator and
two members of tho Chamber of Deputies, all
of whom spoke to tho same effect.
Tho Petit Journal thinks that tho bill affects
England and Germany more than it does
France, which ought not to bo drawn into mak
ing common reprisals against the United States.
"On what," it demands,"could we make theso re
prisals? On raw cotton? That we cannot afford.
On wheat? Wo already tax it 5 francs tho 100
kilos, and our economists declare that the impo-sltlon-ot
even-that tax is a crime. American
petroleum Is already heavily taxed, 23 francs
per 100 kilos. Is any ono going to increase that
duty and so deprivo tho poor man of his light ?
To make this proposed economical war it is
necessary to havo munitions of war, and wo aro
The Temps holds that if tho new American
tariff Is injurious to French interests Franco
cannot complain, as it has for over nino years
persisted iu enforcing an unwise act that has
been injurious to America. Tho moment has
come, it says, to repair this mistake, and tho
circumstances aro favorable. Tho Council of
tho Department of Bouches du Rhone has al
ready called for tho annulment of the deerco
against American pork, tho hyeionic authori
ties having unanimously declared that its ad
mission would Involve no danger to tho public
A meeting of tho Cabiuet was held at tho
Palace of the Elyseo to-day, at which the final
draft of a general customs tariff was approved.
Tho Cabinet also accepted tho reductions made
by tho budget commltteo In tho expenditures,
as estimated by M. Rouvier, tho Minister of
Finance. This leaves 4,500,000 francs availa
ble, thus permitting tho government to reduco
tho duty on alcohol.
Sho Suicided to Escape Marriage.
Manitowoc, Wis., Oct. 18. Tho details of
tho suicide of tho young girl named Louisa
Alwardt, aged twenty years, provo that sho killed
herself to escape marriago to a man whom sho
disliked, but whom her parents wero bound sho
should marry, Tho girl was found dead in her
bed a fow days before her intended wedding,
and au analysis of tho contents of her stomach,
doveloped the fact that sho had taken a heavy
doso of arsenic.
Races Jamboree Morphine Death.
Cincinnati, Oct. 18. C. M. Mock, keeper of
a livery stable in Washington Court-House,
Ohio, was found nt his hotel to-day erasping for
breath, aud ho died in less than an hour. Ho had
taken morphine. Ills friends say thero was no
motive for suicide, but that ho had beon at
tending tho races and drinking heavily, aud
took morphino to counteract tho effects.
Entire Family Murdered.
Racinb, Wis., Oct. 18. Tho skeleton of
Ernst Schluter, who disappeared mysteriously
with his two children in March , 1887, was
found burled in tho cellar of his former homo
to-day. No trace of tho bodies of tho children
can bo found, but it is believed tho entire fam
ily wero murdered and the bodies burled on tho
Government receipts yesterday 81,091,457.
Tho population of the Stato of MInuesota is
given as l,a00,017, nu increase of 519,211, or 00.50
Tho amount or 4 per cent, bonds rodoomed
yesterduy under Treasury circular of October 0
is 8521.800. making a total to dnto of 31,870,000.
Qon. Grant, Assistant Soorotary of War, has
directed tho abandonment of tho military reser
vations at Fort Gibson, I. T,; at Fort Bridges,
Wyo.; at Fort Vordo, Ariz.; at Fort Elliot. Tox.;
at Little Rook, Ark., and at Fort Crawford, Col.,
and tholr transfer to tho Secretary of the In
terior for disposition under tho law.
Soorotary Windom has iuformed Seoret&ry
Blaino that tho Btatomont required by sections
of tho tarllf act for manufactured merchandise
consigned for 6alo in tho United Stutes cunuot
bo signed by any porson but tho manufacturer
of tho merchandise, but that suoh slguuturo if
properly uttcstod need not bo signed in tho pres
ence of tho consular oilicer.
For tho DIstrlot of Columbia and Maryland,
increasing cloudiness aud rains, olearing Sunday
evening; winds shitting to colder northwosterly.
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A.M., 61;
8 P.M., 00; moan temperature, 58; maximum, 71;
minimum, 45; ineau relative humidity, 72,