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NEWS FROM ABROAD, j
Late Foreign Happenings as
Told by the Cable.
IThe French Cabinet Resigns Because
of an Adverso Vote.
MINISTER DX KBEYCINET.
All the members of the French Ministry
Wve tendered their resignations to Pre6i
The cause of this was the action of th?
Chamber of Deputies in connection with the
Nil dealing with associations. M. Hubbard
demanded urgency for the bill as a reply to
the attitude of the French Bishops. M. de
Cassagnac described the bill as an iniquitous
Premier de Freycinet denied that the
measure was intended as an act of precaution
of the Church, or that it need be
regarded as a precursor of the separation o?
Church and State. He warmly commended
the conciliatory ppirit of the Pope,
who, he sb id, often gave evidence of sympathetic
sentiments toward France. He continued:
-'We shall doubtless be called upon
some day to treat with the Vatican on the
religious question. A portion of the
dei^y may possibly refuse to enter upon the
path pointed out to tnem. dug universal i
foffirage will judge between the two policies."
In conclusion, M. de Freycinet gave his
assent to the damand for the urgency, though
fee said that would not give the measure the
igniticance that M. Hubbard desired.
An excited discussion ensued oa M. Hubfcard's
motion. Finally M. de Freycinet
again demanded that an order of the day
be moved, indicating the views of
' ' the Chamber on the subject. in
accordance with the Premier's demand,
Boisserin moved that the Government
be requested to continue its republican
policy. M. de Freycinet accepted the motion
and intimated that he considered it a
The vote ot the Chamber being taken, H.
Boiaserin's motion was rejected by 804 to
The Ministers, recosmixincr their de
lwt, immediately lett the ftonse in a body.
The Chamber then rejected the urgency
motion by a vote of 283 to 246.
The Baric Tamerlane Wrecked.
The bark Tamsrlane, which was wrecked
ff the the Rocks of Puna, Hawaii, a few
Mornings ago. cleared from San Francisco
with a crew of thirty-six men. The voyage
down was satisfactory, bat it appears that
the vessel lost her reckoning, th9 officers
thinking her at the time of the wreck to be
ear Kalakeakua Bay, almost two degrees
to the westward. No breakers wera
lighted when the vessel struck
and the sudden shoe* threw the
crew into great confusion. Only two
mall boats were available, and one ot them,
when lowered, floated away, before it se
cured an occupant. Captain Howland, the
first mat? of the boat, the carpen ter, the
cook and two others entered the second
boat, but the ship was rolling heavily and
it was stove in and the occupants
were Washed away. Those of the crew who
remained on the bark were picked off by the
waves one by one until the vessel broke up.
Eighteen men, including Third Officer Pardee,
managed to reach the shore with the aid
ml a plank. The others, seventeen >in all,
, we all drowned.
1 The Tamerlane was built in Wissassette,
Me. She tad 115 barrels of oil aboard when
Snow Storms in Europe.
A cablegram from Paris, France, says:
The weather is colder than at any time durthe
present winter. The sufferings of
the poor and destitute are intense. The
ionow encumbers the streets and causes a
uspension of traffic. The tramways have
[ceased operations, and nearly all the omni
'.bases have stopped running.
I. Central France and Germany are covered
with snow to a depth that has brought rail"
may traffic to a stand. Southwest of this
city five trains are buried in the drifts near
Railway communication with Mannheim,
Augspurg, Metz and other eastern centres ij
topped, trains being either stalled on the
way or afraid to start ont.
In Switzerland travel is altogether sua*
vended. The snowfalls have been very
aaavy, and with the slightest indications of
a thaw the usual routes will be dangerous
More Trouble in BrazlL
A dispatch from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
kites that advices have been received there
V? r> ? at.i.
irurn kjl IUO utauo ui
Geara, tbat disturbances have broken oat in
that State, and tbat the people of the capital
have driven the Governor from the city.
Ce&ra is one of the Northern States of Bra D,
and has a population which is estimated
at over 720.000. The State abounds in medicinal
plants, balsams, gums, resins and
fruits, and among its minerals are go d, iron,
copper and salt. The trade statistics of the
State show that a very extensive commerce
fc carried on.
Five Heroes Perish.
Five men lost their lives at Lille, France,
Jq a gallant attempt to rescue a person
opposed to be within the walls of
a burning building. When the whole
building was wrapped in flames a report
was circulated tnat one unfortunate
person had failed to escape, and the five men
bravely entered the building and began to
feel their way througn the blinding smoke
and flame. They had been in the building
only a few seconds when the walls fell with
terrible crash, and the Ave heroes were
buried beneath a huge pile of burning debris.
Smallpox in Bombay.
Smallpox has been prevalent at Bombay,
India, for some little time, and has now be
vpiuvuii^, 1/UI tUi^ uuu Toca uuwio
were tweDty-three deaths from the disease.
BOUNDING UP WOLVES.
Vive Thousand People Take Part,
and 300 "Wolves Killed.
At nine o'clock the other morning an enormous
wolf hunt started over Crawford ani
Bourbon Counties, in Kansas. As a result
bout 300 wo'ves lay d?ad that night. Both
eountien and others adjoinin r wore srournd
by 50'10 m?n. women and children, armed in
ail conceivable ways. Two thousand jack
rabbits war? a'so c*Dtur?i in t.h<? len-ral
round-up. Owing to an error in signillinx
4Law\ tnnn nnn Knnn 1- in fKa linu wiling TO
uct c ?ras uuo ui oarv tu vun iiuu "uiuu ?v i
dnced the number of captures. Tlier > was
bat one accident. Thomas Perkins, of Far!- j
(ngton, being fatally bitten bv a couple of
wolves. Ha was torn fearfully by the aninals.
Thk number of idle workmen la Chicago,
XL, is estimated at 40,000. Taking it tor
Cnted that Chicago has 1,000,000 inhabits,
there would, at that rate, be 2,400,000
wnamployed people in the United States;
bat even reduce this number fifty per cent.,
od we would hava 1,21X1,000 out of work in
fthis country. '
TEE NEWS EPITOMIZED, j
Eastern and Middle States.
A party of fifteen Senators and Representatives
went from Washington to Bethlehem,
Penn. They were invited by the
Bethlehem Steel Company to witness the
process of making forgings for armor and
The anniversary of the birth of George
Washington was generally observed
hroughout the Eastsrn and Middle States.
Many societies gave banquets, at which
patriotic speeches were delivered.
Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania,
received letters from T. V. Powderly and A.
J. Cassatt denouncing the Reading coal combine.
He has ordered the Attoraay-General
to investigate and act.
One hundred and seventy-seven colored
people from the Cherokee country of Indian
Territory becamS stranded and penniless in
New York City while on their way to Liberia,
Africa. They were mostly prosperous
farmers who were deluded into selling
their land and migrating by the Indians.
Next day a second contingent
of Liberiau colonists, numbering
thirty-four, from McCrory, Ark.,
stranded in New York City. They came by
the Savannah steamer, have no connection
with the party from the Cherokee country
and report that the migratory movement
has taken the colored people in the South by
Tub ship Indiana left Philadelphia.
Penn., a few days ago, bearing 3300 tons of
provisions for famine sufferers in Russia.
The wesfc-bound St. Louis express on the
X>AnncwlTruniB rrwfl ran down a DleaSUTO
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party at Hawkins Station, Pann., killing
two persons and fatally Injuring another.
Sonth and West.
A switch engine jumped the track six
miles from Houston, Texas, and turned
completely over. Six persons were riding
on the engine at ths time, three of whom
were killed and the other three badly injured.
The grip is playing havoc with the Cherokees
just east of Osage Agency in Kansas.
Within a radius of ten miles of Skiatook
twenty-two have died within the last six
weeks. In one case an entire family, consisting
of father, mother, sister and two children,
A sensational duel took place near San
Diego, Cal., between two druggists named
Poole and Sapp, both well known citizens.
As a result ot the affair, which grew out of
an old quarrel, Poole was instantly killed
and Sapp is in jail charged with murder.
The store of the F. M. Gillen Dry Goods
Company, Cleveland,Ohio, was destroyed by
fire. Loss, $230,000.
Chief Justice Maxwell, of the Supreme
Court of Nebraska, has handed down
an opinion holding that Governor Thayer
had no right to hold the office of Governor,
nor had he the right to usurp authority;
that Lieutenant-Governor Majors should
have held the office pending the test of
Ex-Prisident Cleveland addressed the
students of the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, on "Sentiment in Uur national
Washington's Birthday vras ge*drally
celebrated in the Western and Southern
States. Governor McKinley, Senators Perkins
and Dolph, J. Sloat Fassett and others
spoke at the banquet of the Michigan Club
in Detroit, Mich.
Ed. Cot, the colored man who feloniously
assaulted Mrs. Henry Jewett at her boms
about four miles from Texarkana, Ark.,
was captured and an enraged mob burned
him at the stake, on a street corner, in the
presence of 5000 people. Mrs. Jewell, his
victim, applied the torch.
Tux Garza forces in Texas have been
utterly dispersed, thanks to the efficient
pursuit by United States troops.
The National Farmers' Alliance men in
convention in St. Louis, Mo., determined
upcn running a Presidential ticket.
The President made the following nominations:
United States Consuls, Charles W.
Erdman, of Keatactcy, at lJreslen; Josapa
E. Hayden, District of Columbia, at Stockholm.
Major John W. Clous, Judge-Advocate,
to be Lieutenant -Colonel and Deputy
The receipts for internal revenue during J
the first seven months of the fiscal year ,
ending June 30, 1892, were 588,700,094, being
11,699,100 greater than the receipts during
the corresponding period of the previous
Washington's Birthday is a legal holiday
in Washington, and the departments, both
national and municipal, were closed.
The President directed the removal from
office of A. T. Wimberley, Internal Revenue
Collector for Mississippi. The resignation
of Mr. Wimberley was requested some time
ago. but he refused to resign.
The President and Mrs. Harrison gave a
?ulfft uaiioa fka
recepiauu aw tuo ?? muo Vt*w
The President made tlie foil a wing nominations:
W. R Gilbert, of Oregon, to be
United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth
Judicial Circuit; H. H. Smith, of Michigan,
to be Assistant Register of the Treasury,
vice L. W. Reid, resigned; C. F. Roberts, of
California, to be Collector of Customs for
the District of Humboldt, Cal.
Presideent Carnot, of France, accepted
the resignations of the Ministers. He had
a long conference with M. de Freycinet, at
which the Premier told him that his action
could not be recalled, and that the course of
the Chamber ieft no choice but dishonor or
Hkavt storms raged thronghout the
United Kingdom of Great Britain; the dis-ku
.faimur Sii- WAifcnr Ralflich. with her
officers and crew on board, was blown out to
sea from an Irish harbor.
Hundreds of families are starring in Durango,
Mexico, and a number of deaths from
famine hare recently occurred.
Sixty houses have recently been destroyed
by earthquake shocks at Nanefcsu, Japan.
Many vessels were wrecked on the British
and Irish coasts in a storm a few days ago
and several lives were lost
General Enriquez and several companions
were killed from ambush by a body
of Guatemalan soldiers, near the city of
Zacapa. Guatemala, close to the Honduras
coast". He was bead of a party in Guate*
Great damage has been done in Spain by
President Carnot entnuted to M. Rouvier
the task of forming a new French Cabinet,
LA TEH JSEWS.
Governor Abbktt. of New Jersev, made
a large number of appointments, including
those of Henry C. Kelsey for a fifth term as
Secretary of State, and John P. Stociton as
(iBORGs D. K.elly, partner in som-i or
the largest ironworks in ths Shgaaajtm Valley,
shot himself at Sharon, Pann., deaxa resulting
instantly. K9II7 wai weilthv, aad
leaves a large family. Tha causa of the deed
is a mystery.
The most severe, powerful and longcontinued
earthquake shock ever felt in
Southern California occurred at San Diego,
a few nights ago. followed by several others
of lesser violence early next morning. The
firstshock lasted for about twenty seconds.
The Industrial Conference at St. Louii,
Mo., adjourned after adoption of a platform
favoring fluaucial and land reform, Gov
ernment ownership of railroads and telegraphs
and free silver.
Thk Senate in executive session confirmed
the following nomination?: Rowland B.
Mahany, of New York, Minister to Ecuador;
Charles W. Erdman, of Kentucky, Consul
at Breslar.; James Leitch, of Louisiana,
Consul at Beiiz;; Edward C. O'Brien, of
New York, Commissioner of Navigation.
Sissenata Jones, the colored prima
donna, sang in the White House before
President and Mrs. Harrison.
Tire Sim3-Edisou torpedo has been tested
at Portsmouth, England, before manr Euro*
pean powers and it gave great ?tiwantfrm.
HELD DP TIE FAST MAIL
A Train Robber's Extraordinary
Flight and Capture.
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A daring and unsuccessful attempt at the
robbery of an express car was made on the
mail train on the Central-Hudson system,
known as the American Express Company's
special, and which runs every day in the
year between New York and Buffalo. It
carries only goo is shippsd by the express
A man who boarded the train at Syracuse,
N. Y.. ascended to the roof of the express
car while the train was running between
Port Byron and Lyons, and tired flva
shots at the express messenger. The car
was in charge of Daniel T. Mclaerny, of
Rochester. The robber secreted himself on
top of the car at Syracuse, and suddenly appeared
to Messenger Mclnerny when the train
was near Weedsport. f
He had a rope with a hook in the end of
it, and by this means let himself down from
the top of the car. Then resting on his toos
on the ledge that runs around the car, he
smashed the glass of the side door, with his
revolver, covered the messenger, and
shouted to him to hold up his hands.
Instead of doing this Mclnerny reached for
the signal cord with one hand and for his revolver
with the other. A bullet struck the
hand on the cord, but not before it had given
a slight signal.
Then Mclnerny fired at the robber and put
I a bullet through bis coat. Then the robbar
shot the messenger twice, onca in the right
jeg uxtu lub uuaer liuio grazing me ibil tempi
He climbed into the car aad a desperats
struggle took place, whicn did uot end until
the train was stopped for the first time near
It is thought that the robber climbed out
n top of the cars and remained there
through the stop at Port Byron and until the
train reached Lyons, as nothing could be
seen of him at the former station, where the
cause of that slight air-brake signal having
been investigated, Mclnerny had been found
wounded and alone in his car.
By the time the train reached Lyons the
news of the robbery was generally known
along the road, an alarm having been sent
out from Port Byron. A crowd had collected,
and in it the conductor recognized a
young man whom he had seen hanging
about the train at Syracuse.
A trainman also recognized the man, and
the two advanced on mm. Then ensued a
most exciting chase. The fellow drew a
brace of revolvers, kept the crowd at bay, ran
across to the express locomotive and tried
bO uncouple ic irom cue train, railing, as
ran to a freight engine, uncoupled it,
covered the engineer and fireman with his
pistols and in a moment was gliding rapidly
He was pursued with the express locomotive
on a parallel track, and as the latter
gained on him he reversed and flew down
the track, firing into the cab of the express
engine as he met ir.
One of the pursuing party returned the
fire with a shotgun, buc no shots took effect.
Twice the chase, the reversal and tue vain
shooting took place. Then the robber was
left to run away with his engine and other
means were adopted to finally catch him.
The fellow ran his machine two miles beyond
Newark, where he abandoned the
engine and forced a switchman to take it
back to Lyons.
Striking across country, then the robber
terrorized a farmer into giving him a horse,
which he drove until it was tired out.
Then he repeated his bulldozing on another
farmer, emphasizing his demand with two
Rut tha roads wara noop anrl aesrc^lv five
miles south of Newark he became aware
that a sheriffs posse and a baud oc aroused
and armed farmers were close at his Inola.
He deserted his rig and tvok to Benton's
Swamp, where he was soon surrounded.
He saw the game was up and though heavily
armed, surrendered without resisting.
He is a man of about twenty-five years, j
five feet and a half in height and weighing
perhaps 130 pounus.
About his person and in a satchel which he
left in the engine he had a complete outfit
tor all the purposes of the robbery he
attempted. Hcfgot nothing from the car.
Mclnerny was taken to his home in Rochester
for treatment. The robber says he had
no intention of killing him.
The man who attempted to rob the express
car has been identified as Oliver C Perry,
who was also connected with the train robbery
near Utica last fall.
In the Senate.
3fith Day ?Mr. Palmer discussed the
DODular election of Senators Mr. Chilton
introduced a joint resolution to amend the |
Constitution so as to provide for biennial
sessions of Congress, and it was laid on the
table for the present Mr. Proctor introduced
a joint resolution providing for a constitutional
amendment so that the President
shall hold his office for one term of six years,
and shall not be eligible for re-election.
Laid on the table for the present Eulogies
were given on the late Senator Plumb, of
37th DaT.?A. letter from Secretary Foster
was received opposing the Revenue
Marine transfer An issue of District
bonis was discussed Reports were received
from committees as follows: To authorize
an exploration and survey of the interior
of Alaska. Calender, Terminating
the reduction in the number of engineers of
the Navy. Calendar. To fix the compensation
of keepers and crews of life saving staT.oi/i
Awnr Tn ^otaKliah a m A p i n A
board for the advancement of the interests
of the merchant marine. Passed.
38th Day.?The Senate, immediately
after the introduction of a flood of petitions
and a few bills, went to the calendar. It
passed but one impersonal bill, providing
for a public building at Newport New^, Va.
A number of private bills* were passe 1.
89th Day. ?The Vice-President announced
the appointment of Messrs. Cameron
and Butler as members of the Board of
Visitors to attend the next annual examination
of the cadets at the Military
Academv?Mr. Sherman reported a bill to
protect foreitrn exhibitors at the World's
Columbian Exposition from prosecution for
exhibiting wares protected by American
patents and trademarks, and it was
pused Mr. MandersoD, referring
to what is known as "the
green-goodsn business, said that there was
no law on the statute book to r^ach that
great evil, or rather critne, and he introrhinarl
t.hraa hillo in runnfli tn rArtlAflv it
The Dubois-Claggett contest was discussed
The Indian Appropriation bill was taken
In the House.
39th Day.? Speaker Crisp called the
House to order, but immediately after the
delivery of the prayer resigned the gavel to
Mr. Richardson, or Tennessee fhe President's
message relative to the Choc caw and
Chickasaw claims was laid before the House
Secretary Foster sent an explanation of
his course in continuing bonds?The Indian
Appropriation bill was discussed.
40th Day.?The House was called to order
by Mr. Kerr, its Clerk, who read a communication
from the Speaker designating Mr.
japjaunn, oc ienaessje, as apdatcer pro |
A debate took place over silver and protection
The House then went into Committee
of the Whole (Air. Richardson, of
Tennessee, in the chair) on tae private calendar
41st Day.?The House cho;e Mr. McMillin,
ot Tennessee, Speauer pro tem., and then
adjournel. No business was attemp:ed.
42d Day.?The Housj went into Committee
of the Whole (ilr. Bynum, of Indiana,
in the chair) on the Indian Appropriation
bill. After disposing of forty-3ix
of the sixty pages of the bill the cooimittea
rose and the House adjourned.
Some man is said to have discovered
a method of deodorizing whisky. If
this genius who has struck such a
body blow at the clove industry can
now devise a method of eliminating
the "drunk" from the juice of the
corn and the fermentation of the rye
he can make bi-chloride of gold a
drug in the market.
:v. .v'-ry V;iV". ; l.r
A MESSAGE ON THE FAIR
The President in Fa?or of
Spending More Money.
He Advises a Grant of From
Five to Eight Millions.
The following message from President
Harrison accompanied the report of the
World's Fair Commission to Congress
To the Senate and House of Representatives:
I transmit herewith, for the information
of Congress the annual report of the World's
Fair Commission, a supplementary report of
tha anma pnmmiooinn Kiihmifctftd Fphraarv
16, the report of the board appointed bv me
under Section 16 of the act of April 25, 1890,
to have charge of the exhibit to be made by
the Executive departments, the Smithsonian
Institute, the Fish Commission and the
National Museum and the Board of Lady
The information furnished by these reports
as to the progress of the work is not
only satisfactory, but highly gratifying.
The plan and scops adopted, and the site
and buildings selected and now being
erected are fully commensurate with the
national and international character of the
enterprise contemplated by the legislation
The Illinois corporation has fully complied
with the condition that $10,000,000
should be provided, and the Government
commission reports that "grounds and
buildings will be the most extensive, adequate
and ornate ever devoted to such purposes."
It seems, however, that from five to eight I
millions of dollars more will be necassary to
prepare the Exposition for complete and
It will be noticed from the reports that it
was first proposed by the local commission
to ask Congress for a loan of $5,000,000, to
be paid from receipts, and that the National
Commission appropriated this suggestion.
Subsequently the Illinois Exposition Corporation
reconsidered its action and determined
upon a subscription of $5,000,000. The
supplementary report of the National Commission
seems to approve this amendment.
"I have myself no detailed information of
the finances of the enterprise which would
enable me to form an independent judgment,
and am not therefore prepared to
make any specific recommendation to Con
The committees of Congress having this
matter in charge will undoubtedly obtain accurate
information befora action.
The exposition, notwithstanding the _ citations
which the act contains, is an enterprise
to which the United Sfates is so far
committed that Congress ought not. I think,
withhold just and reasonable further support
of the local corporation consents to
Liberality on the part of the United States
is due to the foreign nations that have responded
to the invitation of this Government,
and will I am sure, meet tbe approval of our
people. The exposition will be one of the
most illustrious incidents in our civic history.
I transmit, also,certain resolutions adopted
by the representatives of National Guards of
various States, appointed by the Governor
to attend a convention, which was held in
Chicago, October 27, 1891, on the subjact of
of holaing a military encampment at Chicago
during tbe exposition.
(Signed.) Benjahin Harrison.
Executive Mansion, February 34, 189
The report of the Columbian Commission
mentioned in the President's message is
signed by President Palmer and dated Chi?
WawawiKoh O* 1RQ1 Tho oara
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that most satisfactory advancement has been
made in every department of the work, and
the substantial results furnish the assurance
that the work of preparation will be fully
comdeted within the period contemplated
by Congress; and that the exposition will
be opened and conducted in a manner
worthy of its national and international
character and with a success which will
certainly realize, if they shall not
exceed, the expecctatioa and demands
of the American people. The exposition
site, it is said, is exceptionally eligible and
fully adequate to all demands. In no feature
is the magnitude of the proposed exposition
more clearly emphasized than in the
character and capacity of the buildings,
which will afford a much larger space for
exhibition than any that have ever been
hitherto erectei. The fifteen departments,
with one or two exceptions, are in active
It was determined to have the dedicatory
ceremonies on uceooer ilcd, ljcq, ucn ana
14th, 1892, and an official historian of the
exposition was also provided for. The
National Commission has reduced expenditures
so far as possible. Nevertheless it
finds it impossible to keep its expenditures
within the limits of the appropriation of
$59,500, but the aggregate expenses for the
present fiscal year will be $80,000, so that
there will necessarily be a deficit of no less
Under date of February 16. 1892, President
Palmer, of the World's Columbian Commission,
writes to the President calling attention
to a report submitted on November 25, 1891,
reciting the action taken by the National
Commission upon the proposition of the Illinois
corporation to apply to Congress for a
loan of $5,000,000. An appeal to Congress
for aid in a sum slightly in excess of onefourth
of the total cost of the work, he says,
would seem to be entitled to special consideration.
mammoth' fair 7 halls.
Getting Ready tor the Biggest BarnRaising
The contractors who are putting up the big
steel trussea for the roof of the Manufactures
Building of the World's Pair, Chicago,
are getting ready for the biggest "barnraising"
in history. There are twenty-seven
main trusses, with a soan of 380 feet
and a height of 211 feet Thev are
fourteen feet wide at the floor and ten at the
apex. These trusses with the eight smaller
gable trusses weisth 10,800,000 pounds. The
main trusses weigh about 350,000 pounds
each, and they are to be raised in position
from the floor. To handle these great iron
structures a "traveler" is being constructed
on the floor of the building, fifty feet by 260
feet and 12C feet high. On top of this
"traveler" will b? raised a central tower 135
feet high, so that the total height of this
great lifting arrangemenc is 255. It will
weigh 720,000 pounds, and over half a million
feet of lumber will be usdi in its construction.
The floor of the building will not, of
course, bear this grea?- weight and the
"traveler" will move ou a tr^ck specially
prepared for it. As much as is necessary of
the floor will be torn up and three rows of
piles will be driven to support the "traveler."
When the work of raising the trusses is
finished, this piling will be sawed off and the
floor relaid. Another big "traveler" is being
rigged on the floor of Machinery Hall to erect
the iron work in that strucure?a task
scarcely less difficult.
WORLD'S FAIR EXCURSION,
Five Carlodds ot People Lett Washington
The excursion to inspect the preparations
for the World's Fair made in Chicago was
probably the largest and most magnificently
I equipped one that ever left Washing|
ton. Five special trains, composed of
I I : 1? fiirniahivi OArq rolled out at
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i 2:30 in the afternoon, carrying 350 pas|
senders, including nearly one-half the j
I House of Representatives and a large contingent
trom the Senate. Many members
were accompanied by the ladies of their
families, and a score or so of foreign ministers
and fifty newspaper men were of the
The excursionists were the guests of Chicago.
Mr. Durborow, of the House Committee
of the World's Columbian Exposition,
and Adial T. Ewing, Chairman of the Citizens'
Committee of Chicago, had charge of
Fred Dehle, a farmer at Germantown.
Cal.. was fatally injured by an explosion of
a "sheep dip can," which be was using as a
boiler to furnish steam to run a miniature
engine ot a new design preparatory to applying
for a patent on th? engine
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1 INSTRUCTED FOB HILL.
Proceedings ot the New Vork Demo
cratic State Convention,
david b. hill.
The New York Democratic State Col.
vontion was called to order in Hermann's
Bleecker Hall, Albany, by Chairman
Edward Murphy, Jr., of the State Committee,
at 12:82 p. m.
Re J, white and blue bunting formed the
only decorations of the hall, incidentally
added to by the bright colored attire of a
throng of ladies in the boxes. A portrait
of Washington hune from the proscenium
area in nonor or anniversary or ms
Chairman Murpiay named the temporary
organization decided on by the State Committee
at its morning's meeting.
Mayor J. W. Hinckley eocorted Judge
Beebe, of the Court of Claims, to the chair.
His speech was warmly received throughout.
Secretary De Freest called the roll of the
Convention, and as the names of prominent
Democrats were read they were greeted with
wild applause by the partisans and admirers
of the men named.
The reading of the roll revealed the presence
of threa contesting delegations, one
from the Fourth Albany District, the second
from the Second District of Chautauqua,
and the third from the First District of
On motion of Assemblyman Gould, of
Lewis, the rules of the Assembly were adopted.
Resolutions were adopted making provision
for the appointment of Committees
on Credentials, Permanent Organization,
Platform, Delegates and Electors. That
providing for the Platform Committee provided
for reference of all resolutions, petitions
and protests without debate. This
insured that no open protest would be made
on the floor of the Convention.
On motion of Frank Havden, of Rensselaer,
the present State (Committee was
continued in existence nntil next year.
Tbe committees having been announced,
at 2:50 o'clock the convention took a recess
until 3:30 o'clock.
During tbe recess the Committee on Credentials
decided in favor of seating the sitting
(Hill) delegates in the contests in Albany,
Chautauqua and Oswego, as determined
by the dtate Committee.
The Convention areassembfed just before 4
o'clock. General Daniel ?. Sickles, of New
York, was chosen permanent Chairman, and
amid great applause he laid one of his
crutches on the table and made his speech.
James W. Ridgway, of Kings County,
presented the report of tbe Committee on
Resolutions: "For coinage of a silver dollar
intrinsically worth one dollar,'' platforms of
1874 and 1891, eulogizing the records of
Governor Hill and Governor Flower. The
delegates selected were instructed to pre
sent W LUO 11 tt 1,1U11IU JJOUIUCIHUU (JUU
vention the name ot David B. Hill as their
candidate for President and to vote as a
unit for his nomination. The platform was
A committee was selected to bring Mr.
Hill before the Convention. His appearance
was greeted with much applause. His
speech closed the convention.
It was 10 o'clock in the morning of Convention
Dav when ex-Mayor William R.
Grace, E. Ellery Anderson, Colonel Robert
Grier Monroe and James Byrne, the committee
representing the Union Hall protestants,
demanded admission to the meeting of
the State Committee. They were courteously
received, but their protests against the early
convention were in vain. When the
discomfited members of the com
mittee emerged from the room they announced
to the waiting reporters that they
would have a meeting at Union HalL
The Cleveland Provisional Democracy, as
it is called, met in Union Hall. Franklin D.
Locke,of Buffalo, was Chairman. A call,was
issued for a convention on May 31 in Syracuse,
to nominate a set of delegates to the
The declaration of the Convention was for
tariff reform and honest money. A
committee of fifteen, including the Chairman,
was appointed, and empowered to add
to its number one from each vacant Concessional
district. It is to be known as the
Provisional Committee; hence the name of
the new party.
The Provisional Committee has as members
Charles E. Fair child, E. Ellerv Anderson,
William E. Curtis, Edward B. Whitney,
New York; Edward M. Shepard, George
Foster Peabody, Kings County; M. N. Kane,
Orange; Charles Roe/Monroe; Fletcher Peck
Livingston; O. W. Cutler. Niagara: Hudson
Ainslie, Cattarangn*; Franklin O.- Locket
Them were thirfy-eight counties represented
in the conference. Charles S. Fairchild
made a speech when h9 opened the
meeting. Chairman Locke, E. Ellerv
Anderson, ft. M. Thome, of Buffalo; Will
iam A. roticher, of Oswego; William H.
Beach, of Syracuse, and G. Hyde Clark, of
^ i-?- ?'I" Plai*1r wonfflH
v/oopersiowu, uiauo o^ccvuw. ? ..MUVV.
the party to come out boldly for Cleveland,
The Secretary ot the United States
Treasury Sails lor Europe.
Secretary of the Treasury Foster sailed
from New York sailed for Europe on the
Spree, accompanied by Dr. J. B. Hamilton,
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ex-ourgeon ueuenu ui mo muj, ouu .
P. McLennon, Chief of the Warrant Division
of the Treasury Department.
He was to go from New York to Bremen,
was to visit London for a couple of days and
catch the return steamer at Southampton.
The Secretary was accompanied from
Washington by W. F. McLennon, Dr. J. B.
Hamilton,E. O. Leech, C. M. Hendley and
R. J. Wynne, nla private secretary. It is
said that Secretary Foster is goinj abroad
for his health.
Secretary of War Elkins, ex-Governor
McCormicfc, of Arizona, and many other
friends called at the Fitth Avenue Hotel
during the morning to express the hope that
his health would be benefited by the voyage,
and as the Spree steamed down the harbor
she was escorted by the revenue cutter
Chandler, on board ot which were many of
the Secretary's friends.
By order of the Secretary of War the
Spree was saluted with seventeen guns from
Governor's Island and also by the guns at
Fort Wadsworth and Fort Hamilton. Seven
teen guns is tho regulation salute for a
Improved Weed Puller.
A machine has been brought our. to
pull weeds entirely oul of the ground, or
to kill them, in case they are well rooted,
by stripping off their seeds and leaves.
It is adapted to be drawn by horses, and
a sprocket drive on the drive wheel is
connected to rotate a forward shaft turning
in suitable bearings, this shaft leaving
a gear wheel by which a drum is
rotated on a shaft turning in bearings on
the front end of the main frame. The
drum has longitudinal slots in its rim, in
euch of which moves a comb, the teeth
of which form Y-shaped opening into
which the stems of the weeds readily
pass, and are firmly gripped. The machine
is said to have given great satisfaction
In practical work, being well
adapted to pull up weeds in cultivated
ground in which the grain has appeared,
nUv.r.nK ininrv to the (Train.?Courier
nibuuuv^ * J J ?- ? q? |
Journal. \ ..
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FIGHTING IN BRAZIL
The Goveriior of Ceara Deposed
by the Insurgents.
A Thirteen-honr Battle in Which
Fourteen Were Killed.
A. dispatch was received from Rio
Janeiro, giving the details of another out*
break in one of the provinces of Brazil,
which revolt, Irom tne account! or ttte auair
telegraphed, was of a far graver character
than have been the other uprisings which
have occurred recently in '.the disaffected
portion of that country. This latest manifestation
of Che malcontents was made in
Ceara, a maritime province in the north of
Brazil. The insurgents consisted of a body
of students and a force of soldiers.
The combined force of students and
soldiers, when they had perfected their plans,
proceeded to attack the residence,of General
Clarinds, the Governor of Ceara. The party
had supplied themselves with several cannon,
and these were handled with much effect
in the assault on the building. When news
of the uprising had been learned
the police force and a large number
of loyal citizens offered their services to the
Governor, who gladly accepted the aid. The
Governor's party barricaded the residence
and made a stubborn resistance to every
attempt of the insurgents to capture
it. The fight for the possession of
the building was determined and bloody.
The Governor's forces, however, were inferior
in numbers to their opponents, and
were also placed at a disadvantage in not
having the nse of cannon. After,a hotly
contested battle lasting for thirteen hours
the Governor was forced to surrender to the
insurgents, who took possession of the build
lug. Fourteen persons were kujbu during
the battle, and a large number of men on
both sides were wounded, many of them
When the insurgents had,succeeded in defeating
the defenders of the building they
at once deposed the Governor and assumed
control of affairs in the province. The outbreak
has caused great excitement throughout
Ceara and adjoining provinces, and has
had a disturbing effect on the people.
An official dispatch from Rio Janeiro says
that order has been restored in Ceara. It
appears that the disorder was due to the
opposition to the Governor of the State,
who was a strong supporter of the ex-Dictator,
Thomas A. Edison fa forty-five years old.
The Pope promises his aid to the World's
Lord Tennyson & not very strong in his
# President Depew, of the New York Central,
has bnt 2000 namesakes.
Mas. Amet.ta E. Barb, the popular novelist,
is the mother of fifteen childen.
The African explorer Junker, well known
as a friend of Gordon and Stanley, is dead.
Henry Clay's mother-in-law, Amelia
Scott, ia dead at Washington, aged 101 years.
Oscar Wilde is to give Chicago the honor
of his presence during the World's Fair
The Emperor of Germany stands twentyfirst
in direct line of succession to the British
Ex-Senator Evarts, of New York, has
just passed- his seventy-fourth birthday anniversary.
Patrick Egan, United States Minister to
Chile, never uses tobacco or alcoholic liquors
in any form.
Baron Albert Rothschild has donated
$50,000 toward building a consumption hospital
in Vienna, Austria.
The death of the late Khedive of Egypt
1 A 1 1 4L. A4mlnisfi?a.
was uaawjueu uy tuo uiibiiuoxjr auuuuuunticn
of morphine by native doctors.
Generax. Booth reviewed in Hyde Park.
London, England, a mile-long procession of
(Salvation Army soldiers in his honor. ,
Critics in London, England, make bold
to say that the new Lord Mayor of the city
has a pronounced tendency to be "fusay."
Barnes Gkeeley, the only brother of
Horace Greeley, lives a quiet lite on the old
Greehy farm in Chautauqua County, near
Jamestown, N. Y.
It was while preparing applications for
patients as a f 15 a week clerk in a lawyer's
office that Emil Berliner, the distinguished
electrician of Washington, first got the idea
of becoming an inventor. The relation of
employer and clerk is now reversed.
Anthony J. Dbexel, the Philadelphia
banker, has had a spider named after him.
This is fame of a vicarious sort, but it is
somewhat more original than that gained
by having one's name perpetuated in a
chrysanthemum, a notion that has been very
popular during the last few years.
Captain W. S. Sohlzy. the redoutable
commander of the United States cruiser
Baltimore, is a man of about forty-five
years. There are streaks of gray in his
closely cropped "imperial" beard, but his
hair is brown and he wears it combed down
low over a broad forehead. His shoulders
are broad and he has the commanding presence
of a typical naval officer.
ON A BUBNINOSHIP,
Captain Boyd and His Wile Died
With Hflln in Siffht.
Further details of the harrowing scenes attendant
on the burning at saa of the oil-ship
Loodiana have been related by Second Officer
William E. Jourian, of the Egytian
Monarch, which arrived at the Port of New
York a few days ago. Mr. Jourdau says:
"Our ship was about 800 miles east of St.
Johns, New Foundland. at midnizht. Terrific
seat were running, and the Egyptian
Monarch was using oil-bags for the first time
in her history.
"I was on the bridge, and at about 1
o'clock I saw a sudden flare of light ten miles
away through the sleet. It was an explosion,
and we put on full head toward the
"In forty-five minutes we rounaea vo uuder
theLoodiana's lee. Chief Officer Bingham,
Third Officer Kay, myself and three
sailors stood by to launch a lifeboat. The
Loodiana was a sheet of flame and we could
hear voices crying above the sea's din.
"I saw Captain Boyd astride the jibboom
of the fated ship clinging to his wife with his
arm about her waist.
"The wind blew the flames all about them,
and before we could get the life-boat ouc
they were past help. The head-stays had
been buruwl off. the jibboom snapped, and
man and wife disappeared.
"We searched for the Loodiana's boats but
found no trace of them. All on board undoubtedly
"The Loodiana left New York with a
a cargo of petroleum in cases. She hailed
from Windsor, Nova Scotia, and was insured
therefor MO.000. She measured 1820 tons
and was built at Hautsport, Nova Scotia, in
1889. Her crew numbered all told nearly
thirty persons, all of whom perished.
A. Factory Smokestack Falls, Crashinjf
the Female Workers.
The fall, a few days ago, of the hundredfoot
smokestack of the Thornton Mills,
Checkheaton, Yorkshire, England, was attended
with serious consequences. Thirteen
female operatives working in the mills were
killed and twelve injured.
The great stack quivered and swayed and
then toppled over from the top, at first
almost keeping the chimney form and then
bursting into an avalanche of brick and
mortar and dust, which fell with terrific
force upon the mills.
All the employes heard the warning
sound, and although they did not know
what was the matter they stopped work
instantly and many made a rush for the
3xits. Then came the vast mass of material,
crushing the mills like an eggshell,
and everything was hidden by the cloud of
i.Ubt that arose, dense and suffocating from
whsie the chimney and factory had stood.
Many of the injured were trampled on at
the doors during a mad effort to escap*.
Wl'Rl 70B TKKFXHA.frCE. jgB
We hope that you do not suppos$ dearest Hfl
That our verr long silence on temperance,
A lazy or wearisome shirking; M
In this great, busy world we're a great deal
But we stand as a band, to our pledge, brave
and true, HB
No cowards among us are lurking.
We love our cold water in springtime'ssoft jjj
t showers; Rfl
We love it, when brightening the summer's
sweet flowers; HB
In autumn its pleasures are chosen: HQ
When winter com3S on with its days cold HB
and bright. SB
It is water supplies with unbounded delight. Hfl
Oh! I tell you it is glorious when frozen.
So if we are silent you must never suppoee jO
That our juvenile army is lost, drowned, or flM
in tills tana wnere cnese dangers aoouna;
For when swimming, or boating, or coasting
So Car from the dram-shops you need hare
We're for temperance all the year 'round.
?Mrs. S. Irwin, iu Temperance Banner.
DUD ON A BEEB-KKG.
One of the recent pathetic incidents connected
with intemperance in New York City
was the death of an old man in tattered garments,
with one of his feet bare, and wearing
neither hat nor coat. He was found on a
recent cold morning, dead, sitting on a beerkeg.
Many had passed him sitting in that
position, when a policaman tried to arouse
the unconscious figure and discovered that
he was dead. What a pitiable end, indeed,
for an old nan to come to, brought to it
through the defending agency of strong
drink. How different, indeed, would hare
been his life and death could he have been
pledged in early youth to total abstinence
TBS KOVEXBNT IN SCOTLAND.
in a renew or trie progresi ot toe temperance
movement in Scotland the Glasgow
Reformer finds cause for gratification to
every true-hearced friend of the reform.
The activities of temperance work have been
felt in every direction, and especially in
church organizations. There is a rising tide
of public opinion dgainst the liquor dealer,
due to persistent prohibitory teaching and a
realization of the injury and loas caused by
the traffic. The hopes of the great temperance
army turn to the new parliament that
is almost certain to be elected during the
present year. The efforts that have been
made to strengthen the temperance party in
parliament will then tend to a settlement oC
the question of the direct veto at the outset.
This is a cheering outlook for the earnest
Scottish temperance reformers and one,that
sends its reflection cle tr across the water
THE BUM CUB8C JIT AFRICA.
The United States Consul at Sierra Leone,
Hon. B. Bowser, in a recent letter to a citizen
of Hartford, Conn., referring to the
ravages of the liquor traffic in Africa,
I am not a missionary, nor the son of one,
but I judge the present from the past The
Christian nations of the earth must set .a
better example than flooding-this country
with rum and gin. and lauding it on the .
Sabbath day at tne wharf, within fifty
yards of the church. I stood on the wharf
last Sabbath, and saw steamers come into
the harbor from Germany and England, and
they commenoed to land rum and gin. There
were over one hundred men employed all
day, and the customs officers had to be on
duty. The native king* are petitioningthe
Government to stop the liquor traffic. It la
ruining their people. One king says if they
continue it will cause him to leave bit country,
and go where the white man's rum
can't reach his people.
OBNZBAI. SCOTT AKD TKKPKBAVCE.
ftanoral k/wt? was in mmfflMlill R/wlr
Island when the cholera broke out thext^
and, after various injunctions in this order
as to sobriety and cleanliness, he added this
curious paragraph, which was recently
printed in the Magaziae of American
History ^ "In addition to the foregoing, the
senior surgeon present recommends the use
of flannel underc;?<hinz, and woolen/stock*
ings; but the commanding general, who ha*
seen much of disease, knows that it is intemperance
which, in the present state of
the atmosphere, generates and spreads the
calamity, and that when once spread, good
and temperate men are likely to take die infection.
"He, therefore, peremptorily oommands
that every soldier or, ranger who shall be
found drunk or sensibly intoxicated after
the publication of this order be compelled, as
soon as his strength will permit, to dig a'
grave at a suitable burying-plaoe, large
enough for bis own reception, as such grave
cannot fail soon to be wanted for the drunken
man himself or some drunken companion.
m ms oraer is given as weu wj wi ?g im w hh
punishment of drunkenness as to spare good AB
and temperate men the labor of digging
graves for their worthless companions.
TEMPERANCE NEWS AND NOTES. jM
The Lord's side is never the whisky side.
Beer consumption is on the increase in
The "Whisky Trust" Director* at Chicago fl
decided to reduce the prica of whisky. m
Saturday night, tradition has it, ths BE
sober man in quaint, old Melrose, Scotland, fl
is the exception. H
The town of Union, Me., boasts of afl
citizen who in three days drank twenty-?ix
gallons of cider. B
New York consumes 80,000,000 barrels of H
beer annually. The rate of increase is fl
3,000,000 barrels a year H
The value of the food products of oar T1
country for a ainsrle year is about 9300,000,- JI
000. The ooat of alcoholic drinks is about ] I
$1,485,000,000. I I
Every lawyer in Jackson, Miss., has been T I
retained to defend druggists ot that oity / I
who have beon indicted for the charge of/
unlawfully selling alcohol. I I
In two days of the civil term of court juat I
closed at Bangor, Me., sixteen decrees ot ai
vorce were entered. Eight of these were wot I
cruel treatment and intoxication. t
The Iowa Supreme Court has decided/that
a firm of wholesale liquor-dealers cj/t St
Louis can collect tor liquor sold to an Iowa
saloon-keeper in violation of the prohibitory
An official in a Texas town recently wrote
to the local Treasurer asidng that,his salary
should be sent to his bouse, as he had not
been sober enough to leave home for several'
The Hon. Carroll D. Wright, the wellknown
statistician, is authority for the statement
that for every dollar paid in by the
saloons for tneir license aboat 131 is paid out
by the people.
A United States revenue inspector while ?
collecting in the western and northern sections
of Pennsylvania discovered 3500 "speakeasies."
These places are mostly grocery
stores, cigar stores an idrug stores. 1
Some of the Scottish temperance societies
aie organizing "Burns Temperance Demon- |1
ntrotmno" in th*fc the "name and in- I
fluence of Burns may be purged from the
drink associations which still misinterpret
and obscure them
William Shannon, aged thirty-six years,
was found dead in his bed reoently, at Mount
Holly, Pane. He had been given a quart of
whisky by some stranger*, and a coroner's
jury rendered a verdict of "death from an
overdose of whisky."
Suit was begun by M-s. Frederick Wehr,
of Porterville, Pena., against A. VV. Marshall,
a druggist of that place, for 910,000
da mages. Her husband was recently found
frozen to death near his home, and sae
claims that be got his whisky from Marshall.
Illinois has the unenviable distinction of
beinz the stronghold of the whisky power.
The internal revenue collections of this iSt&te
for the year ending in Juue were more tnan
twice Mat of any other State?New York
yielding $16,565,522, while Illinois paid $33,464.312.
Tne temperance people of Toronto, Ohio, j
after trying all legal means to drive a saloonkeeper
out of town, warned him to leave or
hid nouse would be burned down. No attention
was paid to the notice, so on Tuesday
of last wee* the saloon was gutted by a lire
of incendiary origin.
The last day has passod for filing applications
for liquor licens?3 in Philadelphia,
Penn. The entire number filed is: Retail,
3014, wholesale, 561. Last year 3353 retail
license applications were filed and 1258 were
granted; while 1613 wholesale licensea were
asked for and 538 ware granted. The licenw
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