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AII FO E ffl CENTS
Tragedy in a St. Paul Saloon Yesterday
PLAYING A GAME O CARDS,
Ami Coining Ou in Debt a Couple of
ATTEMPT O COLLECT THE SUM
Results in James I Beach Fatally Shoot-
ing Alex. Hamilton.
TIIE SHOOTIST BADLY POUNDED.
Death of the Wounded Man at the
Hospital Last Evening.
ARREST O THE MURDERER.
I Sorry, and Says Didn't
foi to It.
A small boy rushed into Chief Weber's of*
flee auout 8 30 o'clock si, yesterday. Al
most bieathless, he managed to gasp oat:
Send policeman McDermott's baloon
Thiee tips of the bell.
Soon Officei Baei resoondod to the call,
and was directed to go to MoDeimott's sa
loon, on the corner of Eaglo and Hid streets,
nnd see about that fight down theie. Ac
oomnamed by a GLOBE man, the officer hnr
ued down Washington sheet, and arriving
at the top of the steps leading down to Hill
street, quue a little ciowd engaged in am
mated conveisa*ion was obseived in front of
McDeimott's aloon. Reaching the saloon,
the oflicoi asked, his question bemg put to
no one in paiticuliu
"What's the matter beio'"
"Man shot," wa^ the laconic reply.
"Who' was the startled ques ion.
"Who shot him?"
"Ihis man," pointing a bine shirted
individual sitting on a bench in fiont of the
saloon, on Uill street Attention bung thns
calltd to' this man," he was taken into cus
tody. On getting up, it was seen that his
face was bloody, and he showe 1 the appear
ance of a man who had just gotten thiough
a single handed combat with a threshing
"Did vou shoot him?" asked the officei.
"It was an accident, I didn go to do it,
was answeiedin a \er tiernulous and even
teartnl tone ot voice.
With the man in custody, the officer went
into the saloon and found the wounded man
Hamilton lymg on a table in the
reai pait of the saloon. Two or three weie
about him He looked ghastly pale, and was
next to speechless was asked if this
man, the prisoner, had done the shooting.
Ho nodded his head answei
IIOW THE SHOOTING HAPPENED.
Meanwhile some dozon 01 more weie ready
to tell v\\ the icnmstances of the shooting
Tiom the goneial duffc of the half dozen sto
ries, it would appeal thai the man who did
the shooting, who afteiwaids gave his name
as James I Beaoh to a GLOBE leporter. came
intj the saloon about 1 30 o'clock. or
den a gliss of beei, and treated ore or two
in tho loom. Aftei a little, a social
game of cards was proposed for the
dunks. Beach, an entue stiangei to
tho paity, Biriiey Muohy, and
Alex Ilimilton sit down to the table. One
or two games had been played when Ha
llton withdiew fiorn the game, but sat down
in a chair near at hand Barney Murphy
and Beach continued to play. Some how,
and just how nobody is leady to say, the
game went ngunst the stiangei, Beach.
paid up ouce or twice lhen a movement
was made to quit the game At this, Sylves
tei Itvan, a Ketp9i for McDormott, step
ped np and giYii_j the usual nod said
quit"" shouldn't be called until he, point
i"4 to the sti ui^oi, paid ton cents he owed
Ihe stiangei. Beach, said he didn't owo any
thing Th bai keeper knew dn well he
aid, etc Ho words, waimed by hquoi,
weie given and taken Rvan, the bai keepei,
stepped towaid the door, shut it, and said
the sti anger shoi Id rot leave until Le settled
up Beach put his hand in his light breast
pocket, pulled out a levolvei and was veiy
emphatic in his dtclaiation that ho wasn't
going to pay, and ho was going out.
At the sight of the levolvcr in Beach's
hand, McDcimott, fiom behind the bar,
took a revolver, ready to cover the stian
gei if he pulled on Ryan.
A few moia words followed between
Beach and Ryan Beach lilted his revolvei,
and Hamilton, who had been a spectator all
the time, thiew himself between Beach and
Ryan, and giabbed the rormei's pistol aim
A shot is heard Hamilton let go the
hold he had on Beach, staggeied back, and
I Ai\I SHOT.
Somebody struck Beach, knocked him
down, and considerable piomenadmg with
rough boot heels was done over his face. Be
foie anyone could leahze that any gieat
harm had been done Himilton walked to the
reai loom of tho saloon, made a pillow of a
buffalo robe, and laid down on a table.
Beach was hustled about by lough hands,
diagged outdoois, and forced down on a
bench, lhen McDeiraott and Ryan went
1o lnqnne of Hamilton the extent of his
lnimy. showed an ugly wound
in the abdomen two niches below and to the
left of the navol. Fiom the appearance of
the wound, the ball seemed to ha\ langed
downwards and bickwaids Word was dis
patched to police headquarters as elated
While Beach was tho presence of his
victim Le i-epeatedly
mott, the saloon-keeper, was one. A GLO BS
man pnt himself alongside his ear.
"What do you know about the shooting
I was here and saw it all."
"How did it occur?"
"Well, the man who did the shooting came
in here. I never saw him before. and
some others got into a game of cards for the
drinks. got up to go out, when Ryan,
the barkeeper, said to him he owed 10 cents,
and he couldn't go until he paid it. 'Ihe
man pulled out his revolver- and said he
would'nt pay it, and if he wouldn't
go, too. At this Ryan staited towards the
door. I was standing behind the bar,
and reached for a revolver to
protect my barkeeper. Just then,
Hamilton, whD was shot, jumped
up, grabbed the man. We heaid a shot, and
then somebody struck the stranger and
knocked bim down, and he was dragged out
doors. Some of us carno in, and wero then
told that Hamilton was aaot. was lying
down in there, (pointing to tho rear room
partitioned off by Venetian blinds) We
went and found he was shot in the belly
that's just the way it happened."
STLVESTKB BTAN'S STORY.
The bar keeper (Sylvester Ryan) was found
outside the saloon helping to put Hamilton
in the express wagon.
"What do you know about this shoot
"All about it"
"It was an accident, that's just the long
and short of it."
"But how did it occur?"
"The fellow who did tho shooting owed as
10 cents, and said he was going out, without
paying. I said he shouldn't. Then he
pulled his revolver, Hamilton grabbed it and
Was shot. That's the straight story, sure."
"Who was playing cards with the stranger
at the timo the dispute arose'"
"Did you know Hamilton?"
"Yea. He's been slopping with mo foi a
week. was out of monej, and had just
got word from home (Cincinnati) that he'd
get some money in a few days He's a ma
chinist by trado, and has been working at
"Was Hamilton engaged In the game of
"He had been, rjpt was not when tho uas
"You think the shooting accidental?"
"Yes, sn, sure pop."
i. ltyan was all out of sorts over the af
fair, and a little mixed with beei, but he was
terribly soriy that "th thing' had hap
pened, because the saloon had just opened,
and it would give the place a bad name.
THE STBANGEB's 6TOBY.
All bloody and battered fiom the beating
he had received, Beach wab conducted by
Officer Baer to the station was placed
in a cell, and a few moments after his incar
ceration a GLO BE reporter inteiviowcd him.
He commenced by saying:
I didn't go to do it. I never pulled a
pistol on a man before. I am a peaceful
man never had a quairel or fi-,ht my hf
befoie. Oh, I am so sorry. I wouldn have
got into this, if they hadn't threatened me
"lhat's just it. I want to know exactly
how you got into this difficuUy'"
Well, they threatened me, and said I
shouldn't go out without paying 10 cents. I
said I didn't owe it. Then tue bar keeper got
np and shut the dooi, and said I shouldn't
go out alive unless I settled up. I wasn't
going to be forced to pay what I didn't owe,
so I pulled out my levolvei. Th man who
was shot grabbed hold the pulol and tiled
to pull it away from me. It went off."
Then ho staited with a long ramble
al out never having earned a pistol before,
bought this one only two months ago in this
citv, could take any one to the place he got
it, didn't mean to shoot. was biought
"Wheie aie von fiom'"
I came fiom Lake How aid. I have been
at work theie for George Loom on, on the St
Paul Pacific load, cutting out tie3."
"When did you get heio
"Last night (Phuisday) and stopped at the
St Louis house
\bout tirsrow, again when the shot was
fired, what happened''
I was knocked down, beaten and kicked,
and they lobbed me of Sgl4, they took away
my pocket book. (Subsequently ho found
his pocket bookit had slipped down tLa
lining of his coat) Two of my le^th aie
knocked out, see (lifting up a badly swo ten
lip to show the gip made bj the loss of his
molars I didn't mean to shoot, I didn
shoot tho man who pulled at the pistol
must have touched the trigger, I didn't
have my hand on it
Where is jo ur home'"
I am fiom New Jersej I have lelations
in Newark. I hey weie there a brother,
some two years ago I haven't heard much
from them, I have been roaming around
I did not go
to do it," "Oh, my' I wouldn't have had it
happen foi anything."' As matters stood,
the officei had nothing more^ to do but con
oy his prisonei to the station. Meanwhile
McNulty's expre=s wagon was taken into ser
ice, .i mattiess placed in it, and through a
crowd of atiagglois the wounded man was
com eyed to the wagon and taken to the city
EYE WITNESSES TO THE AFFAIB.
Theie weie several paities besides the im
mediate actors in the tragedy who were wit'
nesses to the whole affair. Thomas McDer-
When did you come to Minnesota?"
"Just after iiaivest time. I had been
woikmg in Illinois at harvesting
lie you roamed
How old are you"'
The man is by no means a desperate
character His oontntion at the accident is
not assumed. is a spare built, lugged
looking man A meek looking face,
fishy, blue eyes, letreatmg chin,
sciaggly sandy beard, and close
ciopped cuily daik brown han
His hands are seamed and calloused with the
maiks of haid woik He was pooily diessed
A blue blanket o\ershirt, rawhide boots,
patched, dirty pants and a slouched hat com
posed his wardiobe Besides, he had an oil
cloth carpet sack crammed with rongn flan
THE VICTIM'S STOEY.
When placed in the wagon to be trans
ferred to the hospital, Hamilton gave no ev
idence of suffering, save from a ghastly pale
ness which settled on his countenance. All
the way to the hospital he utteied neithei
complaint or gioan. About the time he
reached tne hospital a GLO BL man came in
Hamilton was being undressed and
placed bed in the waid
to the light of the entiance.
apparently suffered, but restrained all
manifestations of his agony was deathly
pale. His face woie the shadow of coming
"Do yon suffei?" was asked him.
"Yes, I am so sick.'
Then he turned his head and attempted to
He was fully undiessed by this time. Th
gaping death wound ws seen located about
two inches below and to the left of the navel.
The surface about the wound was swollen
"Does it tire you to talk?" asked the re
"Do you think the shooting accidental?"
"Yes, oh yes, he had nothing against me."
"Where are you fiom?"
"The letter in my pocket will tell all."
The letter was handed the leporter. I
was a letter from Newport, Ky., and was
"He is my brother-m law," said Hamilton,
"ana his address .is caie of Allen & Co, cor
ner of fifth and Mam, Cincinnati 1 can't
talk any more."
Then the sorely wounded man uttered his
first groan, and turned his face to the wall.
Let them know," he whispered
DEATH COMES TO HIS BELIEF.
Almost immedialealy upon getting the
wounded man in bed, Officer Baer went
after Dr. Mattocks, city physician. Th
doctor reached his bedside about 5 30 o'clock.
He pionounced the wound a
fatal one as soon as he
saw it. Th patient was troubled with nau
sea and seemed sinking fast The doctor
ottered him some whisky to sustain him
"No, I will not take it, whisky is what has
brought me to this," he said.
He was told he could not live, and said I
know it." Shortly after he expressed a de
sire to see a clergyman, and tbe Rev. Mr.
McKibben was sent for. Th minister
reached his bedside before ho died. him
he said: "The man didn't mean to shoot
m Th reverend gentleman extended to
him the consolations and promises of the
At 7 45 o'clock p. M. Alexandei Hamilton
bieathcd hi3 last Another victim to the
pernicious habit of loafing about liquor
dens. to five minutes of his death, he
was wholly conscious.
The deceased'was a fair favored man in
looks. was about 30 years old. Had a
good face, e\en handsome, and intelligent.
A heavy, black mustache adorned his upper
hp, clear cut nose, daik grey eyes, and blacs
hau piesented him in a very agreeable
shape. had, until ms arrival here, been
working at his trade, that of a machinist,
Dexter in the employ of a brother in law of
the piopnetor of the Windsor hotel, this
city Sinco coming here he has been dunk
ing freclj, until within two days, when he
could no longei indulge his debauch be
cause lacking money.
AN AIsTE MOBTEM STATEMENT.
Chief Weber hearing that the doctor had
pronounced the wound fatal, determined to
obtain Hamilton's ante mot tern statement.
To this end Officer Mullms and Mr. George
Reis weie dispatched to the hospital. They
arrived too late, Hamilton had only expned a
few moments before their arrival.
SIL^LSTEB EXAM AGAIh.
Thi3 man, the bai keepei, wio seems to
have originated tho row, whidh ended in the
loss of human life, visited the hospital after
Hamilton had been taken in. was in a
befuddled condition, and while protesting
his gieat friendship for the dying man,
otherwise made himself decidedly and pro
fanely a drunken nuisance Ihe matron of
the establishment is authority for the state
raen', that Ryan was loud, profane, and alto
gether a \er obnoxious ruffian
AFTEB THE DEATH
The p&hc authorities did not inform their
prisoner, Beach, of the death of Hamilton.
It was thought best to roseive the informa
tion until this moinmg at the coroner's in
quest, feanug that during the night Beach
might do himself bodily haim.
The pistol with which the death wound
was inflicted is a nickel plated Champion
No. 2, calibre 32 Attei he, Beach, was
hiought to the station, the pistol was taken
from him. Tour barrels of the cyhndei
wero found loaded, and ono discharged, the
Comment on the tiagedv is unnecessary.
Tho facts are given, and the moral is easily
deduced ihere *s, after all, nothing pecu
liar or startling about tho murder. It is one
winch frequently happens, and can only hau
pen, a whisky shop, and among the loaf
els and thugs who frequent such dens.
The Jiesuit of the Commissioners' Inquiry
Into I^s Origin and Means foi It Control
A 1 ew Isolated Cae.
MEMPHIS, NOV 13Members of the
National yeUow fever committee depait to
night foi RiJamond, Va I their leport to
be made they will dvocato a p\stom of na
tioral quarantine under the ducction of the
United Scales government. TLe commis
sioners are convinced from their investiga
tion that yello*v fever is not indigenous
the atmospheie any pait of the United
State*, and that New Orleans it was caus
ed by importation Whatever doubt tnore
may be in tho case of Nev Orleans, theie is
co doubt but that it was earned from New
Oileans to tvoiy otner point. Ihe disease
does not seem to be pievented fiom prevail
ing epidemically cithei by distance
from the sea level, as under
favorable circumstances for its
dissemination it might prevail in any pait of
the United States Heietotore seaboaid
quarantines as far as the Gulf of Mexico is
concerned, and making exceptions this year
ease oi iexas Lave been inadecmate to
pxevent the intioduction of the disease. Ihe
difficulties of inland quaiant.ne are so great
cas=i3 oi towns of tho Mississippi nvei or
cases of towns having extensive laihoad
connections, as to be almost practically im
possible. With this view of the facts, the
commission are of opinion that the only
leasonable protection to keep yellow lever
from this country is a system of strict na
N EV OKLEANSS, Nov. 15.Seven deaths
fiom jellow fever foi the twenty four hours
ending at p. M. Most of these weie from
relapses, some attei one and two montns' re
coveiy. Ihe deaths include five children.
Total deaths to date, 4,003.
A ich-bBURG, Nov loTwo new cases of
fever aie lepoited here, and throe at Delta,
Louisiana. The Xew Oileans Commercial Convention
N EW OBLEANS, NOV. 15.The committee
having charge of airangements for the com
meicial convention to be held in this city on
the 3d of December, met to day at the cotton
exchange. Reports of sub-committees show
that 1 he most iavorable airangements have
been made with the Chicago, St. Louis &
New Orleans railroads for excuision tickets
foi twentj days at greatly leduced rates for
delegates and their families. Similar ar
rangements are being made with other roads
and lines ot steameia, and agreements have
also been entered into with all leading hotels
of the city for a gieat leduction in their
rates for the accommodation of such visitors.
The committee desiie that all mayors of
cities and towns, and presiding officei of
commercial and agricultural organizations
who may not have been reached by the invi
tations, should inform the committee order
that an invitation may be promptly for
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 1 A. M.Indica
tions Fo the lake region, warmer, partly
cloudy and cloudy weather with ram, south
east winds, falling barometei. followed in
the west distuct by rising barometer and
northwest winds. Fo the upper Mississip
pi and lower Missouri valleys, partly cloudy
weathei, ram areas, rising barometei, cold
northwest winds, pieccded by warm south
east winds. Th temperature will fall below
freezing the canal regions *g*tff
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MOBNING^NOVEMBER 16, 1578
EMANATING FROM THtg SJB.AT OF
Postmaster General Key's Annual Report
Wants Moie Bloney from Congress
The Appropriations for .Railway Mall
Service InsufficientReports of the Gov
ernors of Utah and MontanaA Few Mis
WASHINGTON, NOV. 15.Th* annual report
of Postmaster General Key is made public
to-day. Considerable space i& devoted to the
subject of present and prospective deficien
cies in the amounts appropriated by Con
gress for salaries of postn&asfers and for rail
way mail transportation. I regard to post
masters' salaries ho says. Deficiencies or
the prevention of them, so fa? as the salaries
and compensation of postmasters are con
cerned, are not and cannot b controlled by
the department. If the amon it appropriated
by Congress for the purpose bo not equal to
the amount of compensation established bv
law, there must be a defic.enpy. After de-
scriDing the rates of compens.\'ion prescribed
by law for the railway service, the postmaster
general says Th appropriation by
Congiess at its Jast session was
not sufficient to py the exist
ing service on railroads, and should
no additional appropriation made for the
service he shall feel it his duty under the
law, so to curtad the service as to fall within
the appropnation. However much he might
consider the public interests mjuied therebj,
he is satisfied it would lead justly to much
complaint. Th mails would be dct nned at
the offices of separation hardly ever less
than twelve hours and ^cneially twenty
four hours. Books, papers and packages
passing over great distances or circuitous
routes would be detained at moio than ono
such office veiy many Cases, and theie
would be delay in an immense number of
transactions which aie initiated, conducted
and completed by communications thiough
the mails. I his opinion it would cause a
shock to our postal systen' from which it
would not soon recover. Railway companies
which have been at the expense off uinishmg
postal cars might be slow to furnish us such
conveniences a second time, and there is no
law to compel them to do so. I I elation to
the levenues of the service tho report says
Time and again it has been shown that
matter of the second and third class does not
pay its way through the mails, and Congress
has been urged to increase the rates of post
age theieon. The question has been con
sidered time and again by appropriate com
mittees, and discussed by both blanches of
Congress, and results have sliown that it was
not expected that the depaiti ient should be
self sustaining, but that deficiencies in its
levenues should be met bv appropriations
fiom the*general treasury. The amount of
matter sent through the mads fiee is veiy
large, adding greatly to our expenditures
and giving us no revenue. the
franking privilege has been rsstoied
to members and chief officeis of Cong^ss so
as to allow them to send fr almost every
thing which they were ever allowed to trans
mit thiough tho mails frei except letters
Tons sCud imis of books, veuajents seeds,
shrubs and the like are placed in our mails
fiee of chaige on this score Now I most
respectfaliy, but earnestby, suggest that it
would be bettei policy to leducs the deficien
cies of the levenues of tlA 'department by
cuitaihng or abolishing the list ot free mat
ter and by increasing the rate of postage on
merchandise than by appiopriating sums in
adequate to an efficeient, piompt and fast
transmission of the mails. The postmaster
geneial recoaimends that suitable provisions
be made by law for dehverj to addresses in
this country free of customs duty of all
newspapeis and othei artxdea, and
punted matter received in
mails fiom foreign countues
when dispatched accord tnce with the con
ditions presenbed by the international post
al union. The following refeience is made
to the free delivery system Theie is an
urgent need of greater fiequency deliv
eries and collections in several of the largest
cities, and in view of the large excess of post
age on local matter over the cost of seivico,
due mainly to the earners' delivery, a vr
policy would seem to justify more libeial
appropriations for the purpose suggested
above, and also for the extension of the ser
vice to other cities having a population of
30.000, entitling them to it undei the law In
legard to the pay of tho earners the post
master general without repeating the aigu
ment, renews hi3 recommendation of last
year for a matenal increase
the.r compensation. He again invites
attention to the subject of the service,
rendered bj the railroad companies in cany
mg mails between stations and postofhees,
and says it should either be made an elemont
of the basis of compensation to be paid for
according to the woik done on each loule, oi
tho lailvvav companies Bhoald be lelieved
fiom this duty. Attentiou again cal ed to
the insufficiency of the compensation allowed
under the law for service on many short
loutes. During the last session of Congress
bills were presented to amend the law regu
lating compensation to railway companies
for cairymg mails so as to base the rates of
pay upon the items of space, speed and fre
quency. It is suggested that the space to be
paid for each route should be limited to a
specified amount or a certain weight of
mails. Otherwise the compensation of all
railroads, and consequently, the expenditure
of moie than $9,000,000 annually, would be
left to the discretion of the postmaster
geneial, and he thinks it is clear this should
not be'done. Th other lecommendations
of general interest made aie brief that
Congress should authorize temporary con
tiacls for "star" mail service, to be made
for one year, in case of need, without ad
vertisement, instead of six months, the pe
riod to which by the amended law the de
partment is limited, and that he be author
ized to prescribe the umfoim to be worn by
all employes of the postal service with a view
to preventing then personation by persons
unauthorized. also commends the eiec
tion of a new postoffice building for San
Fiancisco, and urges that accommodations
be piovided for the Washington city post
office outside the department building,
where all space is greatly needed foi general
purposes, including storage of valuable
records which are now exposed to danger
The receiver of the German-National
bank states the liabilities to be $293,634,
assets If294,350. I addition there is the
personal natalities of stockholders, estimated
at $100,000. 4
Gov. Emery, of Utah, in his annual report,
recommends, first, that a provision be made
for the election of jurors in that territory in
precisely the same manner as in States of
the Union. As matters now stand, he says
the peculiar legislation by Congress is so
hampered by territorial legislation as to ren
der a conviction, is many cases, almost im
possible. I the next place, he recommends
i that woman suffrage in the territory should
be abolished, and polygamy in the territory
should be made by act of Congress a contin
uing offense, based on cohabitation rather
than a marriage ceremony, as provided by
United States law.
The Governor of Montana submits the
question whether the United States will per
mit tho British government to afford an
asylum for our hostile Indians, and furnish
them a safe place where they may recrait
ard replenish their supply of ammunition
and aga laid upon peaceable citizens. If
tne British government persists in doing so,
he recommends that for the safety of the
people of the territory the Indians be re
moved from the border several hundred
miles into the interior. recommends
also, in view of the surrounding dangers,
that the mditary districts of the Yellowstone
and Montana ba constituted a department
and placed under command of Gen. Nelson
A. Miles, to the support of whom thousands
of settlers wou rally.
The two cases of the United States against
H. B. Clafhn L Co. for the alleged reception,
purchase and concealment of largo amounts
of fraudulently imported silk, came up in
the supremo court to-day. Th question
involved is the liability of Claiiin & Co. a
Civil a jtion brought to recover tbe fines im
posed by the acta of 1823 and 18G6. If the
demurrers aro sustained, it will be decisive
of a class of more or less similar oases. If
not, the cause wiU go back to the lower
courts to be tued on its ments.
HE VAS PABDOMD.
An examination of the pardon records to
day shows tnat Edwin T. Martin, Congiess
man elect from Delaware, was pardoned by
President Johnson, and thereby relieved
fiom his alleged disability to claim a seat in
Congress by reason of conviction of aiding
and abetting the rebellion
Sixt six cleiks on the contingent rolls of
the paen office were discharged to day for
lack ot fundsone half of them women.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 15Commissioner
Raum received a telegram from Charleston,
W Va stating that 900 indictments had
been found against illicit distillers and other
violator-, of tho levenuo laws
Ihe cabinet session to day was of brief
duiation, and devoted almost entnely to the
consideration of snbjects that will form a
part of tho President's message.
ECHOES OF TIIE ELECTION.
A Tew Political Points ot General Interest
to the Public.
IVDIANAPOLIS, Ind, Nov. 15.-Rev.
De a Matyr, N&lional Congressman elect,
who has just ictunied from an Eastern cain
pugn, in an interview published heie to day
gave it as his opinion that the Nationals will
hold the balance of powei in the next Con
giebs and that event they should stand to
gethei, wield their powei as a unit, and de
mand an uncompionii3ing greenback man
foi speakei and a fair pioportion of the ap
pointment and patronage of the House for
the National party. also lecommends a
suailai policy in the legislature ot Indiana.
A" DEVILLE, Nov Marigny, candi
date for criminal shenff, has notified Pitz
patnek, the Democrat elect, that he will to
rnoirow enter suit for contest. Ralce
Gouthreaui, Demociatic civil shenff elect,
has also been Lotiiied to similar effect by
Pheasants, imeo of the citizens' candidates
for city admmistiatois hae filed suits of
contest. Each petition is signed by tho
names of 120 leading citizens.
NORFOLK, NOV 1 Ihe report that Yeates,
Demoaat. is elected by six raajonty fiom
the riibfc Ni/t Caiolma distn is unfound
ed. Returns as made by the canvassers of
the several cjunties show a majority ot
54 foi Maitin, Republican, and this result
was obtained afte-i the canvasseis had thrown
out 418 votes cast for Mai tin as irregular.
_TcprxY Kas .Nov 1 rifty nine coun
ties ofl'ciul and tou.. iinoLDnal give fet John,
Republican, f^ Cov^rnor 70 898 Goodm,
Demoeiat, 36 315, Mitchell, Gieenbacker,
1 neigu IJu-i ies- Complications.
LONDON NOV 15John Lamas & Co,
cLemtcal manufacturer, Jarron on lvne,
with a paid r.p capitfl of $500,000, have
failed The assets will piobab'y leal zo 25
Youn^, ston (L Co ship owneis, msui
anco biokeis ind sail makers, have failed.
Wilhelm, Pieston & Co of Hamburg, one
of the laigest houses lif the China trade,
have failed Donner Co, the London
meichants who suspended Wednesday last,
weie their agents uere
EDINBUPG, Nov 15 Iho high court of
justiciary Las dtamtelv lefused to aamit to
bail any moie Oi. the Glasgow bank dnectors.
LONDON Nov 15Hop groweis and
others interested the hop trade wJl meet
at Laulstone to consider rLether ILa de
pressed state of the hop and other hades is
not tho xesult of too free
CH, Nov 1")The cotton factories
heie aie work ng only eight houro dailv I
is expected the nulls in the Grisons will also
adopt short time during the winter
LONDON. NOV 11.The Tunes, in its
financial ai^ole, states that the German gov
ernment sold a hundred thousand pounds
woith of silver Tnday at SO^d per ounce.
LONDON, Nov 15 James Forest iL Co
cotton spinneis of Blackburn, have failed.
Liabilities estnxaled at l 5,000. At Preston
350,000 spmdle= 1,500 looms and 1 200 op
eiatives o^e idle Many mills are working
from two to four davs in the week and much
Low I! ulroad Fares.
CINCUNNAII, O Nov. 1"5 The competition
in eastward bound passenger rates, which, it
is asserted, have been secretly cut for thiee
oi four months past, have finally forced
prices down to the lowest figure known for
ears To-day the Atlantic & Grear Western
announc-d New Ycik and Philadelphia tickets
at 1 1 each, Pntsbuigh $ 2 75, with fares to
some common pomft in Ohio at a nominal
sum The Pan-Handle rates to New York
and Philadelphia have not yet been reduced
below but this will no doubt follow its
opponents with decreased charges Tickets
sold at th-s prices are rebate tickets, and
speculators have no opportunity to take ad
vantage of the reduction. All agents report
good sales to-day, and know nothing of the
leturn to former prices.
S LOUIS, NOV. 15 The cut railroad
passenger rates to the East is becoming
quite interesting heie as W9ll as elsewhere.
To-day the Vandalia line cut fiom 15 to
$10 to New Yoik, and was immediately fol
lowed by the Wabash. To morrow" it is
likely as great or greater reductions will be
made. So far neither the Ohio & Missis
pi. Indiana & St Louis, Chicago & Alton,
or Illinois Central, has made any cut.
CINCINNATI, O Nov. 15.The Sellew
Manufacturing company suspended to day.
CASUALTIES AND CRIMES.
A Terrible Accident on the New Brunswick
& Bangor RailroadA Passenger Coach
Thrown Down an Embankment and
BurnedTwo Persons Burned to Death
and Others InjuredStewart's Bemains
Not Yet RecoveredVarious Other Crimi
FZABFUL BATT.BOAD HOLOCAUST.
BANGOB, Me., Nov. 15.A special from
Carleton, N says the New Brunswick
lailway cars ran off the track neai Lawrence
ville last night. A passenger car containing
twenty passengers took fire and was burned,
and Mr. Parker, of Fort Fairfield, killed. A
child was burned and seventy five persons
injured. Parker is supposed to mean Eaok
er. Other dispatches state that Nathan Pe
ry, of Presque Isle, former proprietor of the
Hatch House, this city, wad killed and
A passenger gives the following account
The tram was going at a moderate late of
speed. When we reached Peel, suddenly
there was a shock. Th train had jumped
the track, and wo found that the passengei
car was lolling down one of tho worst em
banknients on the line. The car had almost
reached the water's edge when it was discov
ered that it had caught fire. Th flames
spread rapidly, men took off their coals and
tried to extinguish the fire, bx.t withont avail
The flames had completo possession, and
leaped from seat to seat, tendering tue pas
sengere almost frantic with fear The cloth
ing of those aboard soon caught fire, and as
tho people rushed from one part of tho car
to another in burning garments, the scene
was most terrible. Th little boy who
burned to death had managed to keep clear
of the fire long after the clothing of many
other passengers had caught, but in his
anxiety for the safety of some of his friends,
rnshed into the flames and perished.
S T. JOUNSBUBT, Vt., Nov. 15.Tho Port
land Ogdensburg mail train was thrown
from the track near Dow's Crossing, this
forenoon. It was caused by a broken rail
1 be passenger and express cars were ditohed
Grail Currier, ot Wolcott, was killed, Mis
Geo Waterman, of Hyde Park, seriously in
jured, and two others slightly hurt.
THE MANHATTAN BANK BOBBEBT.
NEW YOBK, NOV. 15 It is confidently be
lieved the police have dispelled the mystery
surrounding the Manhattan savings bank
robbery, tb it ono of the chief operators is in
custody and that further ai rests will be made
to day Early this morning a man whose
name appears on the police returns as Homy
Yreland was arrested and arraigned^ in ta
police court, when ho was remanded to
prison until fuither evidence could bo ob
Iho police and judges aie reticent. The
prisoner is described as 25 veaia of ago, a
native of the United States, and resident of
Chauncey btreet, Brooklyn. Vielund is ea2d
to be a fictitious name.
THE STEWABT BTIFF.
N EW YOBK, Nov. 15 The New Yoik po
lice say there is not a shadow of truth the
reports published this morning that they
know where the body of A. "1. Stewart is
hidden and that the detectives aie shadowing
the thieves. Judge Hilton was at police head
quarters this morning, but lef used to answer
any questions, with the manner of a man who
thought himself having been imposed upon
It 13 reported, however, tLat the police nave
strong suspicions of some peisons and aie
watching them the hope of discov enng the
body, and that this is tho extent of their hope.
Detectives say they would seize the body at
once if they knew wheie it was, without wait
ing for the leturn of the thieves to arrest
N LW YOBK, Nov. 15.DetectiYo Field, of
tho district attorney's office, said to-day that
four men had already been arrested on BUS
Dicion of stealing Stewart's body. Th do
tect've dec'ined to give the names at pica
ent, lest publication might interfere with tbe
full development of the case. Tho detective,
however, asserts that tho connection of in se
men with the outiago is settled almost a
N EW YOKL., No/ 10 L to 1 o'ciock S
morning there were no new developements in
the Stewart robbing case. The ponce assrfc
in tho strongest possible terms that as yet
they have obtained no clae looking to^aid
the recoveiy of tho body.
Jos. Levy, Isaac Pertolom, Abiaham D.
Freeman and Chas Bernstein have been ar
rested here by the file marshal on charge of
causing a number of fires on the east side of
the city the hope of securing excess.ve in
BBADIOBD, a Nov 15.A fire broke
Out about 9 60 o'clock hb night a wine
room of tuo Iheatro Com que caused by a
defective emmney. Ifc lapiJiy spread and
soon the whole ID 'e end of Mam sticet was
in flames, at,d an area burned ovei extending
from Bayledton Ftreet north to Condon
south, tho Erie railroad track east, and Oa
good's dvvelhng house west, on Mam com
prising fifty buildings, including tho Riddeli
house and Pierce house, the United StatOb
Expiess building, Bovoird & Sevfang's ma
chine shop and foundry, Stewart's planing
mill, and numerous small hotels, boarding
0 saloons, etc. The loss is about $150,
000, insurance $50,000 Rebuilding will
begin at once.
1IBE IN A PEKlTEN'TIALt.
RICHMOND, Va Nov 15. fire at the
Virginia penitentiary tnis morning burned a
three story brick building over 1,000 feet
long, in wnich were the cooper, carpenter,
shoe and machine shops Another building
of similar proportions occupied as a tobacco
manufactoiy and as a hall for the prisonei s,
was considerably damaged. There was much
excitement among the prisoners, bat tne
guards, aided by the pol ce of the city and
militia, prevented any ateempts to escape.
Loss about 165,000. No insurance
SCALDED TO DEATH
No statement of assests or habihties is made yet, but it is understood negotiations are
public, but a member of the corporation pending for its purchase by the owners of
states the company will probably pay full.' the Evening Post.
DaraoiT, Mich Nov 15 Herman Loran
fell into a settler Dolsen Chapin's salt
block at Bay City to day, an i was scalded to
S T. LOUIS, Nov. 15 Negotiations for the
consolidation of the Daily Jovrnal, Repub
lican, and St. Louis Times, the Democratic
paper, of this city, was closed this evening,
and heieafter the papers wdl be pubbshed as
the Tunes-Journal and conducted as a
strictly non-partisan newspaper. Geo.
Hale, heretofore editor of the Joui nal, will
be managing editor of the Timet-Joui nal,
and Emory S. Foster and Eugene Field, of
the latter paper, will have places on the staff.
Major R. S. Sylvester, former managing
editor of the Times, will be retained, but hia
position is not yet defined. Th business
management will remain unchanged, with
B. M. Chambers at the head, and Mr. Fisher
as actual mnnager. Th Evening Dispatch,
which was owned by the proprietors of the
Journal, will be published for some~days
THE OL WORLD.
AN INTERESTING COMPENDIUM
A CJsango of Russia's Policy Towards Eng-
landThe Afghans Preparing forth In*
evltable WarA Compliment from a Ger
man Paper to France's EnterpriseBusi
ness and Manufacturing Troubles.
A CHANGE O* rOLICT.
LONTDO'?, Nor. 15 A dispatch from Pesth
says Count SchouvalofFs mission marks a
change in the pchcy of Russia, who was pre
viously disposed to strain her rights under
tho treaty of Berlin. Th change is duo
e.ther to tho general alarm of Europe, hints
received from Berlin, or domestic affairs. I
is noticeable that when Prince Gortschakoff
recently offered to go to Livadia he was in
formed that it was unnecessary.
THE WAE WITH AFGHANISTAN.
LONDON, Nov. 15.Indian newspapers state
that ah camels arriving at Guettah are de
tamed to be used the advance if necessary.
All offlceia on leave have been finally re
called 1 he commander in chief, who is at
Rawilpmdes, appears to be certain that ho
tmues will commence on tue 20th mst. Tho
ameer has withdrawn two regiments from
Candabar and ordered tho Governor of Pes
shen valley, near Guettah, not to oppose the
LOKDON Nov. 15.Switzerland did not de
nounce the convention of 1865 constituting
the Latin union because of any dissatisfac
tion at the proceedings of the recent Pans
conference. On tho contrary, its proposi
tions were accepted, subject to ratification by
tho chambers. Th cenvention of 1865 ex
pires by limitation at the end of 1879, when
the interest renaws itself for fifteen years
Ihe action of Switzerland will open the way
for tne negotiation of a new treaty.
GLASGOW, NOV. 15Settlement in tha
stock exchange was marked by tho default of
SUPEBVISING THE DISPATCHES.
BOMBAT, Nov. 15 A dispatch to the Time*
of IiiAia fiom Kobat says the government at
Simla has issued stringent orders to military
commanders to supervise all press telegram*.
PRErUSING FOE OPIBATIOVS.
LONDON, NOV 15 A dispatch from Thull
states the Afghans are rapidly massing on
the hills commanding the Gnuznee and
BEBLIN AND SOME.
A dispatch from Beilin sa) negotiations
at Rome with the Vatican have been re
sumed, With a chance of success.
THE BL-3SIA\ ABMr,
A Borhn dispatch repoits that measures
have been taken to increase the Russian
army in time of war to 632 battalions
THE TIB P3 OVERFLOWED.
ROMB, Nov. 15.The overflow of the
Tiber has inundated ttlie ripetta piazza of
the Pantheon via tho Ferdinand piazza,
Saint Augelo, Ghetto and all the lower
streets of tho city.
LONDOV, Nov. 15 The Turkish gunboat
"Condor' recently went to Bouigas to in
vestigate the alleged outrage on tue British
Tho St Petersburg Golos has a strongly
worded article on this event which, it says,
constitutes a clear violation of the neutrality
of tho Black sen 'Ihe Eoghsh may cut our
sea communications at any moment. Does
England wish to measure Russia's forbear
ance' Who is now seeking for war?
A PEESS LAW IS SPAIN
MADUID, Nov. 15 Congress has com
msneed tne discussion of the proposed press
law. Its passage is believed certain.
iiE WILL DOTHEH HOMAGE.
ROM~, Nov. 15 Patri San Tehee, who
as appointed archbishop of Naples, has re
ceived the legular exequater, and will present
homage to the kng and queen on their ar
nval at Naples Saturday.
Rout, Nov. 15.Thi9 evening the danger
of a farther inundation has almost disap
LONDON, NOV* 15.A Berlin dispatch states
taat Count Sshouvaloff will go to Baden
Baden on his way to London to deliver to
Pimce Goi tcchakoff an autograph letter from
HOW THEY PrOPOSS TO BECTITY IT.
LONDON, No.. 10 Ine Post predicts that
the rectification of the nortnwestern frontier
of India desiiel by the government, will be
foand to cjnsiot in tno permanent occupa
tion of Guettah and Jellabad, with the estab
1 shment of British residents n Cabul, Can
dabar and Herat.
GLAD Sr^' PB03PEBOU3.
BiJBLift, Nov. 15 Tne Berlin Post in an
article lelative to tne closing of the Pans
exposition says Germany observes without
anxiety the renewed power of France, which
would only be dangerous if the nation
surrendered its rigut of judgment to ad
venturers and usurpers. Th present mod
erate and conservative republic affords guar
antee against all excesses in foreign policy.
A FOBGEB ABBESTED.
EDxNBUBarr, Nov. 15 A man named
Johncton, accused of forgery on a bank in
Missouri, has been apprehended near Dum
fries and sent to London for extradition.
LONDON, Nov. 15ihe committee of
which Lord Lawrence is cha.rman, which
was formed to seek an expression ot public
opinion about tho early summoning of par
liament, has aked Lord Beaconsfield to
grant the interview Nov. 20, the day on
which the time g*v en the Ameer of Afgha
nistan to reply to the ultimatum expires.
ELECTION OF SENVTOBS.
PABIS, No* 15 Tho three conservative
candidates, M. Oscar De Valee, Count
Hansonville and M. Barashan, wero to
day elected to the senate fcr life by small
THE SEINE ON THE BAMPAGE.
The waters of the Seme have risen fifty
centimetres since yesterday, and continue
to nse- Inundations are feared.
A dispatch from Berlin states that 102 so
cieties, twenty-six newspapers and eighty
eight books have been prohibited amce the
promulgation of the anti socialist law.
BOSTON, Nov. 1 J^a
^t. editor and par propnetorSleeper,thfcSnJoh ri
Boston Journal, and a popular writer under
the nom de plume of "Houser Martingale,"
died last night, aged 84.