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fiEFLTCTOff- PUBLISHING- GOHPAHT.
The French Government has prom
ulgated new and strict immigration
Ax American, company has leased
Aboukir Bay from the Egyptian Gov
ernment to grow oysters.
Thirtt prisoners in the reform
school at Pontiac, 111., escaped recent
ly by cutting a hole through the floor.
The Supreme court of Nevada has
decided that the anti-Mormon test oath
passed by the last Legislature is un
constitutional. A biix has been reported to the Sen
ate for the purchase of G. "W. F. Trav
is' life size oil painting of Abraham
Lincoln for $15.000.
As engineer and a captain have
"been arrested at Portsmouth, England,
for showing an American over secret
parts of Spithead forts.
A Paris firm has produced porous
glass for window panes. The pores
are "too fine to admit a draught, but
they assist in ventilation.
Deer are fast being exterminated in
the mountains of Oregon, and the Leg
islature will be asked to adopt meas
ures for their preservation.
Attorney-General Garland re
turned to Washington on the 2d from
Hominy Hill, Ark. His general health
-was said to have been improved.
A movement for the appointment of
English workingmen as justices of the
peace has resulted in the selection of
several with satisfactory results, and
and it is being pushed still further.
"The Fatal Illness of Frederick the
Noble" is to be the title of Sir Morell
Mackenzie's new book, which is ex
pected to be ready for publication
about the end of the present month.
Two students of Vienna being hope
lessly embarrassed financially shot
themselves dead recently by mutual
agreement in the suburbs of the city.
Neither of them had available assets
and resolved to die rather than face
There was a large meeting of single
tax'supporters of Cleveland and Thur
man atlhe Cooper Union, New York,
on the 5th. Henry George presided,
and TV. G. Sherman, the well-known
lawyer, was the principal speaker.
Mr. Sherman is a recent convert to the
The Senate Committee on Epidemic
Diseases has prepared a favorable re
port on Mr. Call's bill authorizing the
President to appoint a commission of
scientific experts to investigate the
causes and ascertain, if possible, a
means of preventing the introduction
of yellow fever into the United States.
The examination of Prof. Geffecken
closed -at Berlin on the 2d. The case
was remitted to the Supreme Court at
Leipsic Bail was refused. It was
stated that in the search of Prof. Gef
fecken's house at Hamburg, letters
from Mr. Gladstone, Dr. Morell Mac
kenzie and several prominent French
men were found.
A sensation has been created in
"Vienna owing to the fact that Emperor
"William neglected to confer decora
tions upon Hungarian Premier Tisza,
while several minor officials were un
expectedly decorated. The cause of
the Kaiser's snubbing Tisza is a mys
tery, unless it bo the recollection of
his old speeches in sympathy with the
young man's father, the late Emperor
TnE City Council of Council Bluffs
has been enjoined by the courts from
issuing any more intersection sower
age and paving bonds. Under the
charter they are allowed to issue
$225,000 in bonds for city improve
ments. They have issued $150,000 in
excess of that amount already. The
streets of the city are badly torn up,
and work is practically stopped on ac
count of the injunction.
The late Prof. Richard A. Proctor
will bo greatly mourned in England.
Of him Edmund Yates says that he
was perhaps more widely known than
any other scientific man of the day.
"As a lecturer he was unsurpassed.
His fugitive articles, conversations
and letters have familiarized outsiders
with the deepest thoughts of experts.
A very potent force and stimulating
factor is extinguished."
The twenty Mormon children, who
arrived in New York recently from
Liverpool, were sent on their way to
Salt Lake City, Utah,- after detention
for a few days. They were to have
been returned to England.but Collector
Magone ordered their release after in
vestigation and securing from the
the steamship company a bond guar
anteeing that the children should not
becoms a public charge.
The late M. Duclerc, who was a Sen
ator and for a time Prime Minister of
France, was in boyhood a printers
devil in a newspaper office. He worked
his way up until he became one of the
leading editorial writers in France.
Then he entered political life under
the patronage of M. Gamier Pages,
the elder. During the second empire
he retired to private life and amassed
a' fine fortune by "promoting" com
panies. Senator Hoar has written a letter
upon the confusion in the United
States statutes concerning the lime of
meeting oi electoral colleges. He
says: "The provision of the statutes
of the United States, fixing the time
of delivery of the certificates of the
votes, was left unchanged. I will at
once have a bill introduced making
the necessary amendment, which, I
think there will be no difficulty in get
ting through both houses."
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph, and MsJL
Ik the Senate on October 1, Mr. Plunib,
Irom the Committee on Public Lands, reported
the Senate bill for the disposal or the Fort
"Wallace military reservation, which, he stated,
had been amended to cover the objections of
the President. The bill was passed. The mes
sage of the President approving the Chinese
Restriction bilL was referred. A resolution by
Senator Hale as to the discharge of certain em
ployes went over. The Senate bill restoring to
the United States certain lands granted to the
Northern Pacific road was taken up, and Sena
tors Berry and Plumb addressed the Senate.
The bill went over. Adjourned In the House
several bills and resolutions were offered,
among them a resolution by Mr. Eanham, of
Texas, that it is the sense or the House that
appropriate legislation for the suppression of
trusts is demanded. The paint of no quorum
was then raised on all legislation, and the
The Senate on the 2d considered the
resolution offered by Mr. Call providing for ad
ditional legislation in relation to yellow fever
and other contagious diseases. It was referred
to the Committee on Epiiemic Diseases. The
conference report on the General Deficiency bill
provoked much discussion regarding affairs in
Utah, when the report was agreed to, the Sen
ate insisting on its disagreement to certain
items The House passed with amendments
the Senate bill to allow persons who had aban
doned or relinquished their homestead entries
to make other entries. The yellow fever joint
resolution appropriating 8100.000 was adopted.
Ix the Senate on the 3d Mr. Allison In
troduced the substitute to the Mills Tariff bill
as prepared by the majority of the Finance
Committee, and Mr. Sherman obtained leave to
-address the Senate on the subject. The Benet
circular was again under discussion without
action, Mr. CocUrell taking the occasion to de
fend the Administration In the House Mr.
Burnes, of Missouri, presented the conference
report of the Deficiency Appropriation bill, but
the House adjourned without taking action
After the transaction of routine busi
ness on the 4th the Senate took up Mr. Hale's
resolution on General Bcnet's circular as to dis
charges from arsenals, etc., which, after debate,
was agreed to. The Senate bill relating to
classification of post-offices as passed. A
further conference was ordered on the Defi
ciency bill and the Senate adjourned nntil Mon
day The House passed the Senate bill pro
viding for the use of petroleum as fuel on
steamers not carrying passengers, rejected the
conference report on the Deficiency bill and
The Senate was not in session on the
fth....The House was in session for the consid
deration of private bills, a number of which
were considered in Committee of the Whole.
On all objectionable bills the point of no quo
rum was successfully made, and consequently
but little business was transacted. At the
evening session twenty-seven pension bills
passed, and the House adjourned until Monday.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Robert Hamilton, of Covington, Ky.,
has been nominated by the Republicans as
Speaker Carlisle's Congressional opponent.
Attorney-General Langlev, of Nova
Scotia, declares that a majority of the peo
ple of that province are in favor of reci
procity with the United States.
The Government of Peru has ratified the
treaty of amity, commerce and navigation
with the United States.
Hon. Levi P. Morton, Republican can
didate for the Vice-Presidency, published
his letter of acceptance on the 2d.
Acting Secretart Thompson has tele
graphed the provisions of the Chinese Ex
clusion act to collectors of customs, pro
mulgating the law and instructing them
to see to its strict enforcement.
Bishop "William Taylor, of Africa, who
has been visiting in Springfield, 111., does
not think that there is any present cause
for alarm as to Henry M. Stanley's fate.
P. D. Wigginton, of California, has been
unanimously selected by the executive
committee of the American party to fill
the vacancy occasioned by Judge Greer's
declination of the Vice-Presidential nomi
nation. The Emperor of Germany met the
Emperor of Austria at Vienna on the 3d.
The city was decorated and the Emperor
met with an enthusiastic reception.
There being no opposition the elec
tion for Governor and State officers
passed oil quietly in Georgia on the 3d.
Governor Gordon and the others officials
were re-elected. The amendment to the
Constitution increasing the number of
Supremo Court Judges from three to five
At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia
Baptist Association some little flutter was
caused by a letter from the church at
Lower Merion, which announced that
Robert J. Burdetto, tho well known humor
ist, had been licensed to preach.
TnE reception to Mr. Blaine at Adrian,
Mich., on the 4th, was a bonanza for pick
pockets and robberies ranging as high as
$200 were reported. The police by mis
tako arrested John Ritchie, of the Chicago
bureau of the Associated Press, and Frank
Crawford, of the New York Vorld, on sus
picion. Mas. Folsou, the mother-in-law of the
President, is back in "Washington from a
visit to Mrs. Laniont in Maine.
The Tageblatt says it learns that Em
peror William disagreed with Prince Bis
marck as to the advisability of criminally
prosecuting Prof. Geffecken and that he
was also displeased with Bismarck's re
port on tho affair. The Chancellor, the
Tageblatt says, threatened to resign if the
course suggested by him were not fol
lowed. The funeral of ex-Assistant Postmaster
General Richard A. Elmer occurred in
New York City on tho 4th.
Only four votes were cast in Georgia
against General Gordon for Governor in
the recent election.
Delegations from Grand Rapids and
Muskegon, Mich., from Tiffin, O., and from
Jay County, Ind.. were received en masse
by General Harrison at Indianapolis on
Coquelin and Mme. Jane Hading, the
famous French actors, arrived at New
York on the 5th from Rio Janeiro.
Ton King, the noted English pugHist
who defeated Jem Mace in 1S62, died in
George Rudd, a New York artist, is
missing in Italy and is believed to have
been lost in the Alps.
Senator Sherman, in a recent letter to
Erastus "Wiman, advocated a political
union with Canada. He did not think the
present time appropriate for commercial
The monument to General Pickett was
unvailed at Richmond, Va., on the 5th.
Two French soldiers have been arrested
for trying to sell specimens of the Lebel
rifle and cartridges to Italy.
James H. Goohman, a New York law
yer, has fled and is supposed to be in Can
ada. The total of his stealings, so far as
known, foot up 23,700, taken from women
and orphans. Goodman, among other
things, stole $10,000 from his wife.
President Havemeyer, of tho sugar
trust, has ordered the shutdown of the ex
tensive refineries of Doncastro & Donner,
Brooklyn, N. Y. The firm employed 1,000
Prairie fires and frost have completely
ruined the farmer? north and east of Ayr,
DaK The losses aggregate $50,000.
Two farmers livinc. near Evansville,
Ind., were struck by lightning and killed
recently while standing under trees.
Two Mexican stage robbers stopped a
stage from Florence. Ariz., the other night
and secured the express box and mail
The losses throughout Mexico by the
late cyclones and floods are placed at
A young man named Clark, an employe
of the Thompson Electric Light Company
of Chicago, was instantly killed recently!
He was testing one of the arc lights with
a stick when his bare arm happened to
touch the -wire and he fell deal.
As east-bound passenger train on the
New York Central left the track at Byron
station recently while going at a high rate
of speed, and ran into and nearly de
stroyed the depot. All the cars left the
track and were greatly damaged. No. one
A terrible wreck was reported on the
Chicago & Atlantic near Elouts, Ind., on
the night of the 4th. A fast freight col
lided with a work train and forty laborers
were said to be killed, but the officials
would give no imformation.
Nate Salisbury, the noted actor and
manager, is co-respondent in a divorce
suit in New York City, brought by Frank
B. Ely against his wife May.
The schooner Albatross, for whose safe
ty considerable fear had been felt, was re
ported safe at Ludington, Mich.
The overdue State line steamship City
of Georgia from New York September 20,
reached Glasgow in safety.
An appeal has been received by Mayor
Smith, of St. Paul, Minn., from the settlers
of Ramsey County, Dak., who are in great
distress because of the ruin caused by
Schumacher & Ettingeb, cigar manu
facturers of New York, are to be prose
cuted for using imitations of customs
stamps on inferior boxes of cigars in order
to deceive the public
Police Inspector Bonfield, of Chicago,
has been awarded $5,000 damages for libel
against Dr. George B. Cunningham in con
nection with the shooting of Dr. Thomas
"Waugh in September, 1885.
James B. Curtis, aged fifty-five years,
of Salamanca, N. Y., shot himself through
the head recently in a New York hotel.
He left a note stating that he was crazy.
Eddy & Street, dealers in cotton yarns,
Providence, R. I., have failed with liabili
ties estimated at $100,000.
The steamboat pilots who reccontly
joined the Knights of Labor at Pittsburgh,
Pa., have presented a scale of wages to
the river coal men. Tho scale provides for
a yearly salary of $1,600, with $2,200 for
captain and pilot combined.
Fire broke out the other night in the J.
P. Quinn dry goods store at Little Rock,
Ark., and the entire stock and building
were burned. The stock was valued at
$130,000 and insured for $75,009. The fire
was the work of an incendiary.
Since oyster-planting and the leasing
of oyster beds has been regulated by the
Government the industry has grown
rapidly in importance, until now, in New
York State, about 7,000 men and $0,000,000
capital are employed in it.
Miss Ella Baker, an English woman,
the author of several successful stories for
young people, was recently stung under
the eye by a bee and applied some simple
remedy. Tho swelling did not go down,
and in a short time she awoke from sleep
in a convulsive fit arid died within a
At the Roman chariot races at the fair
grounds, Kutztown, Pa., on the 5th, the
horses became unmanageable and dashed
among the spectators. Quite a number of
persons were seriously injured, two fa
tally. There were 52 new cases of yellow fever
and six deaths at Jacksonville on the 5th.
The weather was warm but the cases were
generally mild, j
Thomas Phillips, a wealthy landowner
of Mississippi County, Ark., was killed
recently by one of his tenants in a busi
J. M. Ragsdale, hardware and imple
ment dealer of Greenville, Tex., has been
closed up by his creditors. His liabilities
are $55,000. and his assets $35,000.
The Washington monument is ready for
Small-pox was reported spreading at
The twelfth annual congress of the
American Secular Association opened at
Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 5th.
A good authority of the crops in the
Northwest says that the Minnesota and
Dakota yield will be between 40,000,000 and
45,000,000 bushels, and that nine-tenths of
it will be delivered out of tho farmers'
hands by November 30.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended October 4 numbered 211,
as compared with 220 tho previous week
and 212 the corresponding week of last
Much damage to fishing vessels and con
sequent loss of life have occurred in tho
North sea as a result of violent storms.
By a collision between a wild train and
a passenger train in a deep cut near Han
nibal, N. Y., the other morning, an engin
eer was killed and five train men hurt.
Both engines were completely wrecked and
much other damage was done.
At a wake at Racine, Wis., the other
night three persons drank embalming fluid
by mistake for beer. One will die.
W. S. King, bookkeeper for tho Bruns-wick-Balke
Billiard Company, Chicago,
has been arrested for embezzling $3,000.
James Hilger, the firm's collector, is also
wanted, but has fled.
Edward martin, editor or the 'llmes
TTnion, of Jacksonville, Fla., died on the
7th. New cases for tho day, 33; deaths, 9.
Total cases to date, 3,151; deaths, 295.
The clearness of money checked business
on the London Stock Exchange during the
week ended October 6, and a further rise
in the bank rate of discount was feared.
The Paris Bourse was depressed. The
German bourses wero dull and weak.
Four hundred kegs of powder and 2,500
pounds of dynamite in a magazine near
Roanoke, Va., exploded the other day.
No one was hurt, but considerable damage
Judge Thurman visited President Cleve
land on the 6th. His presence in Wash
ington was for the purpose of arguing tho
The cruiser Baltimore was launched suc
cessfully at Philadelphia on the Gth. Mrs.
Theodore Wilson, wife of the chief of the
bureau of construction, christened the
. Senator Beck returned to Washington
ran the Gth. His health is considerably im
proved, but he will not resume Senatorial
duties for the present.
Jfdge Brewer has appointed Henry C.
Cross, of Emporia, Kan., and George A.
Eddy, of Leavenworth, Kan., receivers for
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway.
The bond has been placed at $200,000. The
real control of the road will be entirely
under Judge Brewer.
Natives have informed tho British
agents at Zanzibar that the quarrel with
the Germans is due to needless interfer
ence with native customs and that the
hostility shown is entirely personal and
is directed against the German East Africa
Company, the German Government being
held in the highest respect
The employes of the Yerkes street car
system on the North Side, Chicago, struck
on the Gth. The strikers were peaceable
the first day of the strike, but a row the
next day followed an attempt of Police
Captain Shaack to introduce "scabs" into
the yards in the guise of special policemen.
Cleaning house returns for the week
ended October 6 showed an average in
crease of 18.9 compared with the corre
sponding week of last year. In New York
the increase "was 20.0. The increase re
ported was largely due to wheat specula
tions. In tha American section of the Inter
national Exhibition at Brussels there have
been awarded fifteen diplomas d'honneur,
twenty-six gold medals, six silver medals
and three bronze medals of progress.
Prizes have been awarded to MaeCoy of
Brooklyn for pneumatic tools and the In
durated Fibre Company of Mechaniesville
for paper pipes.
The disagreement between members of
the Massachusetts State Board of Lunacy
and Charity and F. Sanborn, inspector of
charities of the board, regarding the care
and treatment of insane toor. has cul
minated in the board's removal of San- I
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Echoes or the Late Reunion.
One sailor in uniform was a prominent
figure in the great procession at Topeka
during the late reunion.
The boys of the oli Thirteenth Kansas
held a reunion every afternoon at regi
ment headquarters at camp McCook.
The Loyal Legion of Kansas tendered a
reception to Major General Alexander
McD. McCook and General John McNeil,
of Missouri, at the headquarters of the
commandery at eleven o'clock on Thurs
day of reunion week.
The Society of the Army of the Cumber
land held their meeting at Camp McCook
during reunion week. The officers elected
were: President, Governor John A. Mar
tin; vice-president, T.J. Jackson, Newton;
secretary and quartermaster, Theodore
The W. R. C. had handsome headquar
ters and reception rooms. Tho department
president, Mrs. Ella Powell, was prosent
in person and was assisted by a local com
mittee. The most conspicuous object in
the reception room was a banner made of
the first silk fabric ever woven in Kansas.
The Regimental Society of the Eighth
Kansas held their annual meeting during
the reunion in their big tent. Governor
John A. Martin was elected president for
the ensuing year, Lieutenant David Baker
vice-president, S. M. Lanham, secretary
and Captain Milton Rose, treasurer. It
was decided to hold the next meeting of
the society at Atchison on the 19th and
20th of September, 18S9, that being the
Twenty-sixth anniversary of tho battle of
Chickamaugaj in which the regiment lost
sixty-five per cent, of its force. There
were fifty-eight members present.
William Waddoll, a veteran from Saline
County.dropped dead on the grounds while
talking to a comrade on Thursday of re
On Thursday the Ex-Prisoners of War
Association of Kansas held their annual
reunion and business meeting and elected
the following officers: Dr. Henry W. Roby,
of Topeka, president; Hon. A. W. Smith,
of McPherson, vice-president; Judge G.
W. Cary, of Topeka, secretary, and Hon.
A. J. Felt, of Seneca, treasurer.
The Iowa soldiers held their meeting at
one o'clock Thursday in tho Exposition
Hall. Colonel W. A. Gebhardt, of Ells
worth, was elected president of the asso
ciation, and O. A. Mosier, of Emporia, sec
retary. Michael Wicks, a member of the Soldiers'
Home band was taken sick Monday with
cholera morbus and died Wednesday.
A number of prominent citizens gave
General McCook an informal reception in
tho parlors of tho Windsor Hotel on
Wednesday evening, which was one of the
pleasant features of tho great reunion.
Hon. J. R. Burton, of Abilene, was chosen
master of ceremonies, which position he
filled to the satisfaction of all. Colonel
Rogers delighted the company with many
appropriate songs, and Mr. Burton recited
Shamus O'Brien in a most admirable man
ner. At a meeting of the Indiana soldiers at
their headquarters Judge Daniel L. Brown,
of Concordia, was elected president, and
T. W. Durham, of Topeka, secretary.
Friday was a great day with the veter
ans. The three attractions were the regu
lar army drill, the flambeau display, and
the ovation tendered Senator Plumb and
Major Warner. There were fully 59,000
people in Camp McCook in the afternoon,
and as many at night. The gate receipts
at 25 cents amounted to over $G,000, and
all old soldiers and their families wero
admitted free. Commander-in-Chief Wil
liam Warner was received at tho depot by
Department Commander Booth and staff
and escorted to the camp, where he was
introduced to the veterans. After a brief
talk he was escorted to the dining hall
where an elegant banquet had been pre
pared, he being the guest of Commander
Booth and staff. Exposition Hall was
crowded with people in the evening who
were addiessed by Commander-in-Chief
Warner and Senator Plumb, and a grand
camp fire closed the great reunion of 18SS.
At Topeka the other day John Roth, a
German, employed as a bricklayer, fell
from the top story of the State house to the
floor of the basement, a distance of eighty
feet. He was taken to the hospital in a
dj'ing condition. A fow weeks previous a
colored man fell the same distance, struck
on his head and was only slightly injured.
JonN N. Reynolds, the Atchison editor
now serving a term in tho penitentiary,
has petitioned Judge Foster, of the United
States District Court, to transfer him to
tho Atchison jail, where he can serve the
remaining four months of his sentence near
his six motherless children.
Colonel Johnson, a well known char
acter, was shot in Kansas City, Kan.,
early the other evening and will probably
die from the wound. He was shooting
craps with two strangers in a yard in the
rear of a residence just west of the State
line. Johnson lost steadily and grew in
censed over it. The stakes were very large
and Johnson, fearing that he would lose,
grabbed the pile and started to run away,
when the strangers fired at him, one ball
striking him in the abdomen.
The board of trade of Leavenworth has
filed a complaint with the Railroad Com
missioners against the Union Depot Com
pany, of Leavenworth. It claims that tho
new union depot has been completed sev
eral months and should have been opened
long ago, but though the railroad com
panies have been repeatedly asked to open
the new depot, they contiuuo to run their
trains into tho old dilapidated concern on
tho levee and do not givo a satisfactory
explanation of the matter.
Hon. J. H. Bennett, of Holton, has given
the State Historical Society a map 2x2 feet,
published by Robert J. Lawrence in 1857,
showing the Shawnee and Wyandotte
lands with a plan of the city of Quindaro,
and thtt locations of Parkville, Wyandotte,
Kansas City, Westport, Little Santa Fe,
Shawnee Methodist Mission, Friends Mis
sion, Lawrence, Franklin, Palmyra, Fish's
Hotel, Prairie City, place of the battle of
Black Jack, Lane's camp on the Wakarusa,
Blantou's Bridge, the old Santa Fe trail
and many other points of historical interest.
The officers and members of the soldiers,
home at Leavenworth, recently sent
$110.50 to the yellow fever sufferers at
A mild winter is predicted.
The romance of the story told by the
dispatches of how "an angry -wife" at
Wichita smashed up a joint where her
husband spent his nights, is somewhat
spoiled by another report which is that the
woman who did the smashing was a wait-
er girl in a restaurant whom the jointest
had slandered and who, with a number of
friends, adopted this means of punishing
James McHenrt, a colored man, went
to his home in Kansas City, Kan.,the other
night intoxicated, locked the door and
commenced beating his wife with a chair.
He fled after inflicting injuries that were
thought to be fatal.
The Senate has confirmed Charles K.
Holliday, of Topeka, as Secretary of
Legation to Venezuela.
During the absence of tho family of G.
F. Williams, of Parsons, the other night a
lamp fell iuto tho crib of the baby that
bad been left in charge of a nine-year-old
daughter. She, with wonderful presence
of mind, secured a blanket from an ad
joining room, and dragging the baby from
the burning crib smothered the fire out of
its clothes and carried it out of the house.
Then she turned her attention to the flames
in the room, and after a desperate light
succeeded in extinguishing them. The
crib and several yards of the carpet were
destroyed, but the baby and heroic little
girl were not seriously burned.
J. M. Butler, formerly of Sedalia, Mo.,
has disappeared from Wichita, leaving his
wife and child.
The "Walls of a Polish Oathollo
Church. Collapse and a Hun
dred Persons are More or Less Injured
Sine Trainman Killed and Injured
oil the B. & 0.
Shocking Holocaust in Nebraska Intern-
peranca tha Supposad Gausa of Savan
Reading, Pa., Oct. 8. While the corner
stone of the Polish Catholic Church,
Twelfth and Spruce streets, this city, was
being laid yesterday afternoon the floor,
on which fully 2,000 men, women and chil
dren were standing, gave way, precipitat
ing several hundred persons to the base
ment, a distance of fifteen feet. Over 100
men and women were thrown in a heap
and all wero more or less injured, soma
seriously and others fatally.
Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia, per
sonally conducted the ceremonies. As the
Dastor arose to sneak, the nowlv construct-
J ed walls gave way and one-fourth of the
floor fell with an awful crash precipitating
200 peoplo to the ground, a distance of
from fifteen to eighteen feet. Men, women
and children were thrown into a confused
mass with joists and stone on top of them.
Among the injured were: Mrs. Joseph
Bowers, seriously and her two children
slightly injured; Mrs. Jennie Henry, head
injured: Augustus Helfrich, injured in
ternally, can not live; Mrs. Joseph Martin,
leg broken; Augustus Weis, jaw broken;
George Siegfried, leg broken; Fred
AVholey, internally injured and badly cut
about face; Emanuel Reisinger, head bad
ly cut; Mayor J. Kenny, injured about the
legs and face; George Stand, leg broken;
Sammy Minning, head cut and legs badly
bruised; Ambrose Lenning, serious in
ternal injuries; Mrs. Lillie Bitting,
arms and head injured; Jose
phine Heincy, leg broken and badly
cut about head; Josephine Brisse,
back injured; Henry Harp, back broken
and will die; James D. Staploton, leg
broken and badly bruised; Mrs. Rebecca
Heckman cut about head; Wilson E. Eck,
member of the Ringoldband.back sprained ;
Charles Zahi (boy), leg broken; William
Koening, druggist, seriously hurt about
head; Mamie Barlow, aged five, tongue
bitten off and very seriously injured
internally; Aaron Yelties, internally
injured; Catharine Broatman, soriously
hurt internally: Augustus Helfrich, con
tracter and builder, supposed to be fatally
injured, removed to his home in
a critical condition; Peter Born
and wife, leg broken; Fred Doland
and wife, internally injured, the
former probably fatally; William New
meyer, foot broken; Hugh O'Rourke, in
jured very seriously about the hips;
George and John Neidls, broken legs; Pat
rick McDonough. leg broken; Ambrose
Lenig, hip dislocated; Mrs. John Boroski,
internally injured; George Hipp, leg badly
sprained; Richard Hanlon, knee cap
broken; William Koenig, injured inter
nally, may die; Georgo Neldert, legs cut
and internally injured; Catharine
Broadham, hurt internally; Mrs. C.
A. Broadham, terribly cut about the
face and arms; Philip Francisco,
legs broken; John L. Smith, hurt in
ternally; John Rotz, ankle broken;
Lewis Reissinger, badly hurt internally
and faco cut; Frederick Wellant, legs se
riously injured; Eva Spade, severe in
ternal injuries; R. Hulzizor, badly cut
about the knee; Mrs..Joseph Boyer, both
legs broken; John A. Neidert, leg broken:
John Felix, leg broken and seriously in
jured internally; Theodore Brady, back
injured; Anthony Bocowoski, broken leg
and cut about head, critical; Joseph Bo
woski, both arms broken and legs badly
cut; Stanislaus Hibski, spine injured, faco
crushed and arm broken. The above aro
from this city. Many others from other
places were also seriously hurt. The acci
dent was caused by the walls spreading.
Thoy had only been completed on Satur
day. trainmen killed.
Washington, Oct. S. The Cincinnati
and St. Louis oxpress, which left the Balti
more & Ohio station in this city at 10:41
o'clock Saturday night, collided with an
east-bound freight train from Martins
burg, W. Va., near Dickorson, killiug
threo trainmen and injuring six others.
By almost a miracle tho passengers all
The accident was due to a mistake on
the part of the freight train men. Thoy
say thej' had orders to lay on the switch
at Tuscarora and wait for two sections of
the Pittsburgh express and the express
train which caused the collision, to pass.
They had been on duty continuouslyfor
thirty-six hours, and after seeing tho first
section of the Pittsburgh express pass had
gone to sleep at their posts to secure a lit
tle rest. They awoke as tho second section
thundered by, and as it was running on
the schedule time of the Cincinnati and
St Louis express they thought it was tho
train which had just passed, and therefore
pulled out tho siding and came down tho
SEVEN BURNED TO DEATn.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. S A family named
Richter, living between Geneva and Chi
owa, consisting of tho husband and wife
and five children, wero all burned to
death Saturday night with the exception
of tho husband, who was so seriously
burned that he will probably die. A
tramp who was spending the night with
them was also burned to death. The origin
of the fire is unknown, but the tramp had
been around the neighborhood for somo
time and was drunk Saturday and Rich
ter had also bsen drinking and it is sup
posed that they went to sleep while smok
ing and the fire thus originated. It was
not discovered until the house with its en
tire contents were consumed.
A Guano Blaze.
Boston, Oct G. Dole's guano works on
Spectacle Island, Bo3ton harbor, have
been burning since early this morning.
The police and fire boats from Boston have
gone to the island.
It was an evil day for China when her
tea merchants began to tamper with tho
quality of tho commodity which has long
formed her principal article of export to
the Western world. The progressive de
terioration in Chinese teas has encouraged
the production of that article elsewhere to
such an extent that India and Ceylon have
every year been growing more formidable
rivals of the Celestials; and if tho con
sumption of Assam and Ceylonese teas
goes on increasing in future as it has done
in late years the tea trade of China will
ere long be only of secondary importance,
so far as foreign tea drinkers are con
cerned. In addition to the East Indies, a
new rival has appeared in the colony of
Natal, in South Africa. It is only six or
seven years ago that an English settler
there planted a few acres with tea. His
first crop, produced in 1SS1, amounted to
only 500 pounds weight Last year the
production had so increased that Natal
sent about 100,000 pounds weight of tea to
market The new industry is. in fact,
proving so profitable that it is fast spread
ing in the colony, and ere long we may
expect to find Natal teas competing with
those of India, Ceylon and China in the
London market The tea trade of China
is, however, far from being yet irretrieva
bly ruined; but unless the native authori
ties enforce with rigor the recent ordi
nances against adulteration, the exporta
tion of Chinese leaf to the Anglo-Saxon
nations will bo inevitably doomed. Zon
SENATE TARIFF BILL,
Hie Sobstltnte For the Mill Tariff Bill M
Recommended Br tho Majority of the
Senate Committee on Finance.
Washington, Oct. a Mr. Allison, from
the Committee on Finance, reported book
to the Senate to-day the House Tariff bill
with an amendment in the nature of a sub
stitute. It was placed on the calendar
and ordered to be printed. Ed said that
the majority and minority reports, to ac
company the bill, would be filed to-morrow
or Friday, and gave notice that he
would call up the bill for consideration on
The substitute for the Mills' Tariff bill
embodies an entire revision of the tariff
schedules and the administrative features
of the present law proposing the re-enactment
of all such features as, in the opinion
f the majority of the committee, ought
not to be changed.
According to the estimates made by the
committee, the bill provides for a total re
duction of about seventy-five million dol
lars, made up approximately as follows:
Sugar, $27,750,000; free list $fl,500. 000; to
bacco, internal revenue, $24 500.000; alco
hol in the art$, $7,000,000; other reductions
in customs, $S,000,000.
The majority and minority reports will
bo submitted formally to-morrow and vill
be then made public.
The following synopsis contains all tto
changes as compared with the present law,
the rates by the present law being given
in parenthesis with each item (excapt
whenjthe article is not enumerated in ex
isting'law). The following are the additions to the
Acorns, dried, cured or undried. Baryta, sul
phate of, or barytes unmanufactured. Bees
wax. Books and pamphlets printed exclusively la
languages other than English.
Braids, plaits, flats, laces, etc., for ornament
inghats. Bristles, raw or unmanufactured, bulbs and
bulbous roots not edible.
Chicory root, raw. dried or undried, but un
ground. Coal, slack or culm, coal tar, crude; curling
stone handles. ,
Currants, seantc or other dried: dandelion
roots, dried or undried, but ungronnd.
Eggs and yelks; feathers and down of all
kinds, crude and unmanufactured.
Jute, jute butts, manilla, ramie, slssal grass,
sunn. All other textile) or fibrous substances
unmanufactured or undressed.
Floor matting, known as Chinese matting.
Grease or oils such as are commonly used Is
soap malting or mine drawing, etc
Human hair raw, uncleaned and not drawn.
Mineral waters ot specially enumerated.
Molasses tested not above 56 degrees. Olive
oil for manufacturing or mechanical purposes.
Nut oil or oil of nuts.
Opium, crude or unmanufactured for smoking.
Potash, crude carbonate. Potash, caustic oi
hydrate. Potash, nitrate of, or saltpetre. Pot
ash, sulphate of. Potash, chlorate of.
Rags all not enumerated. Hemp seed. Rape
seed. Spongs. Sand. Tar and pitch of wood.
Schedule K Deals with wool and manufac
tures of wool, the classification of wools being
that of the present law, wools of the first and
second class and all hair ol the alpaca goat and
other like animals, 11 cents a pound, (10 to 36
cents.) Wools of the third class, exceeding in
value 12 cents a pound, (6 cents a pound.) Top
stubbing and all other wastes composed wholly
or in pari of wool or worsted, ao cents a pound.
All wools and hair of the alpaca, goat or othei
animals which have been advanced by any pro
cess of manufacture beyond the washed oi
scoured condition, not otherwise enumerated, oi
provided for in this act, shall be subject to the
same duties imposed upon manufactures oi
wool not speclaljy enumerated or provided foi
in this act Woolen cloths, shawls and all
manufactures of wool not enumerated, valued
at not exceeding 40 cents a pound, (3G cents a
pound,) and in addition thereto 35 per cent, ad
valorem (5centsand3"and40perceat) Above
40 cents and not exceeding CO cents a pound, ."
cents a pound and -SO per cent ad valorem (33
and 4'J cents and & end 40 per cent.). Above CQ
cents a pound, 40 cents a pound and 40 per cent
ad valorem. Flannels, blankets, hats, etc.,
valued at abovo CO cents a pound, 40 cents a
pound and 40 per cent ad valorem (2 1 cents and
35 per cent and 33 cents and 40 per cent).
Women's and children's dress goods, Italian
cloths, etc., made part of wool and valued at
nt exceeding 13 cents a square yard, G cents a
square yard. 40 per cent, ad valorem, (5 cont.
and 35 per cent) Containing an admixture ol
silk, and in which silk is not the component
material of chief value, and not otherwise pro
vided, 14 cents a square yard, and in addition
thereto 40 per cent ad valorem (5 cents and 33
per cent, and 7 cents and 40 por cent, accord,
ing to value.) Provided that all goods of the
ch racter enumerated or described in this para
graph weighing over four ounces a square yard,
shall pay a duty of 40 cents a pound and 40 pei
cent ad valorem (35 cents and 40 per cent.)
Women's and children's tires' eoods, Italian
cloths, and composed wholly of wool, 14 cents c
square yard and 40 per cent ad valorem (1C
cents and C5 per cent).
All such goods, with selvage made wholly, oi
in part of other materials, and all such goods in
which threads made wholly or in part of other
materials have been introduced for the purpose
of changing the classification for duty, 11 cents
a square yard, and 40 per centum ad valorem (
cents snd 4 per cent) Provided that all such
goods weighing over four ounces a square yard.
shall pay a duty of 40 cents a pound and 40 pet
cent, ad valorem. Clothing ready made, not
enumerated, all goods made on knitting
frames, and all pile fabrics composed wholly oi
In Fart of wool made up or manufactured
wholly or in part, 40 cents per pound and 45 pei
cent, ad valorem (40 cents and 35 per cent)
Cloaks, dolmans, jackets, eta, except knit goods
(composed wholly or in part of wool, made up
wholly or in part) 45 cenls a pound and 4 pet
cent, art valorem (45 cents and 45 per cent.)
Endless bells or fcits for paper or print ma
chines, 'JO cents a pound and 30 per cent, ad
valorem (X cents and 35 per cent)
Schedule E, Sugar All sugars not above
thi-teen Dutch standard In color: Tanlc bottoms,
syrups of cane juice or of beet juice, melada,
concrete and concentrated molasses testing by
polariscopc, not above 70 degrees, 7-10 cents a
pound (now 1 45-100 cents and every additional
degree shown by polariscopc 3-100 cents addi
tional now 4-100 cents.)
All sugari above number thirteen and not
above number sixteen, 1?; cents (now 24 75-103
cents.) All sugar above number sixteen and
not above number twenty, l?i cents (now 3
cents.) All sugars above number twenty. 3
cents (now S5 cjnts.) Molasses testing above
05 degrees, 4 cents a gallon (now 8 cents.)
Sugar candy and all confectionery, including
chocolate confectionery made wholly or In part
of sugar valued at 12 cents or les a pound and
on sugars after being reflr.ed when tinctured,
colored or in any way adulterated, 5 cents a
pound (now 5 and 10 cents.) Glucose or grape
sugar ii cent (-"0 per cent ad valorem,)
Floods in Switzerland.
Bernz, Oct 3. Owing to heavy rains,
floods have occurred throughout Switzer
land and a number of railways have been
damaged to such an extent as to cause in
terruptions in traffic.
Little men aro invariably gooa"
story tellers. They are hearty laugh
ers, they are quick to see the humor
ous side of any question, and they
relish a joke, even if it is at their
own expense. They make the firmest
friends, and adhere to those whom they
like through thick and thin. They
are seldom quarrelsome and never con
ceited. They are often sensitive, but
quickwitted people generally are. Al
together, they are the best folks in tho
world to get along with-
"Would you advise me to take the
lecture platform?" asked an ambitious
youth of Major Pond, the well-known
lecture manager, after boring him
half an hour with his conversation on
how to please the public. ' I would,"
replied the Major. "I would adviso
you to take the platform way out into
the depths of the forest, far removed
from the habitations of man, and
there, amid those dim, unpeopled soli
tudes, speak your little piece." He
left at once. Texas Silings.
The war times of long and forced
marches were the times that tried
men's soles. K 0. Picayune.
beport or tho Majority of the Senate fi
nance Committee on' tlio Tar lfl" Kilt
TTasiiikctok, Oct 5. The majority report ot
the Seaato Finance Committee, la Its report on
the substitute Tariff UiH, tleclarcs that the de
mand for a careful and thorough rorision of the
revenue laws is imperative: First to reduce
the National revenues, which are now excess
ive: S'.-cond. to protect hono.t Importers and
domestic producers from tbo disastrous con
sequences resulting from fraudulent under
valuations on imported merchandise on
which advalorem rates of duty are levied:
third, to remedy the defects, anomaiies and
incongruities which have been from time to
time discovered in the tariff schedules or which
rave been created by erroneous decisions of
the Treasury Department: fourth, to secure
the proper readjustment and equalization of
tariff rates rendered necessary by modified
business conditions, improvements in methods
of production, radical change In prices or by
new elements or sources of composition; fifth,
to give relief and protection to many industr cs
whioh are now suffering on account of the in
adequate rates levied on competing products.
The report attacks the policy ot the Adminis
tration as tending to magnify the uneasiness
felt regarding tho Snancial .-ituation, and ex
presses the conviction of tha inadequacy ot the
House bill as a remedial measure for the
reasons: First, that it would probably increase
instead of reducing tho revenue: second," that it
provides no remedy for undervaluation, but on
tho contrary invites and gives immunity to
fraud by substituting ad valorem for specific
duties: and. third, that it does not remedy any
ot the inequalities or cure any of tho defects of
tho existing laws.
Tne grcatccsa ot the National industries is
referred to and the peril these interests would
be phveed In should the Mills bill be enacted
Ot free wool, the majority says: "We have
been recently advised by the .President ot the
Unlteil States that in any tariff revision "such
reductions from the present revenue have been
Invited as to encourage all fairly and justly re
garded reduction. All abrupt and radical
changes which might endanger enterprises
and injuriously affect the interests of labor
dependent upon their success and continuance
are not contemplated or intended.' There can
bo no better tet ot the Injury of these high
tariff suggestions than to put wool on the free
list "Wool has been dutiable since 1316 and
through all the tariff mutilations which have
taken place since no suggestion has been made
by any political party up to tho inauguration
of tho present Administration for the removal
of duties. Tne wool growers of the country
produce annually 80,030,iiflO pounds of wool
valued at 100 ODO.UCu. They supply ine-tenths
of the clothing wool ued by American manu
facturers, and they have raised the grade
to the first rank among the wool pro
ducing countries of the world. Thoe who have
by their patient labor, by Intelligent efforts built
up this great industry and rely for security up
on the protection of present revenue arrange
ments are certainly entitled to fair treatment
and reasonable consideration. They are re
fused either by this proposal. In selecting
these branches of Industry for the radical
changes which free trade theories enforce the
President was disposed to have it thoroughly
understood in this country and abroad that
their acceptance of these theories is complete
and they Intended to put the axe to the protect
ivo system. It will be notice.l that in 1810,
after fourtocn year of revenue tariff, the
total production of wool was C0,S01,
91 pounds or 1.7 pounds per capita,
while In lbS4, after twenty-tour years of pro
tection, the total production had Increased to
307,00a, 0 pounds or 5.2 pounds per capita. Tho
Increase justifies the policy of affording this
Important agricultural product adequate pro
tection. The development of the woolen man
ufacturers in the United States has been ar
rested by tho inadequate duties that wero im
posed upon manufactures of wool by the act of
March 2, 1S83, which, taken together with that
erroneous classification of manufactures ot
worsted have led. to greatly increased Importa
tion from England, Germany, France and Bel
glum. It Is only by the maintenance of tho
American system that the operatives in Amer
ican woolen mills can hope to retain the ad
vantage In respect of wages which they have
over the workingmen of England, Germany and
The majority treats at length upon the ad
vantages of a home market for farm products,
argulngth.it It is for the highest interests of
the American farmer that the number ot our
food consumers rather than the food producers
should be increased and thut the general pros
perity of all should be secured. Itistrue.it
says, that the decline in prices of agricultnral
products has been very great but the result or
these when measured by the value ot tho
clothing, farm utensils or other necessities of a
farmer's life, is much greater now than In any
of the years preceding lt-CJ.
The majority defines a free trade country a
one which does not impose protective duties
The majority denies the charge that a war
tariff is being maintained in time of profound
peace, and oxprcsses the opinion that the selec
tions in the House bill, intended to modify ex
isting laws relating to the tax on distilled
spirits, are certain to open wide the door to
fraud in the collection of taxes on distilled
In conclusion, the report S3ys: "The excess
ivc duty of from t! to 3- cents per pound now
imposed upon sugar adda a considerable sum
to the daily cost of living of e' ery family in tho
United States, where in most cases the cost
of sugar is greater than the cost of bread. The
high rates of duty which have been levied upon
this important article of food have not success
fully developed the sugar producing industry ot
the United States. The great natural ad
vantages which the producers of cane
sugars in the tropical islands have over
thoso of the United States preclude do
mestic competition upon equal terms. If it
were not for tl.e fact that parties interested in
the production of sugar from sorghum or beets
are confident of the rapid development of
these industries in the United States, the
committee would recommend a still greater
reduction in the rate of duty upon sugar, as
the advantages of this reduction would be
felt throughout a larger circle than any other
which could be made in our tariff schedules.
Your committee has considered numer
ous suggestions for the repeal of all
internal revenue taxes and the abolition o tho
entire Internal revenue system: but thfydeem
the adoption of this course at present wholly
impracticable and unwise, not only because the
repeal of these taxes would create a large de
ficit but fornhc further reason that the taxes
levied on distilled spirits used as a beverage
and on beer should be retained and the legial-v-tion
to protect American dairy products from
fraudulent imitation1; should be enforced."
Hrntal Prize Flj-hC
New York, Oct 4. Jake Lane, of Brook
lyn, and Jimmy Collins, of Newark, if. J.,
fought nine terrific rounds on the turf at
Bensonhurst, Long Island, this morning.
The lighting was fast and furious, and
very little science was displayed by either
combatant. In the eightii round Collins
broke his wrist by a sledge hammer blow
on Lane's head. Collins fought the ninth
round with tho good hand, essaying to fin
ish the battle with a rush. He did not
succeed. In the tenth round Collins was
unable to go in and the fight was awarded
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct 4. Up to noon
the Board of Health register shows no new
cases and no deaths. At the medical !:
reau about twenty calls for physicians has
been made by new patie nts, most of them
colored. Tho weather is oppressively
vr arm to-day, the mercury at 11:39 regis
tering SO degrees. Physicians generally
report the condition of patients as good.
The situation still presents the anomaly ot
the Board of Health sending nurses away
by dozens and still some patieais unable
to secure proper nursing immediately up
on application. All sand hills patlent3 are
doing well. Surgeon Guitera3, of Camp
Perry, is ia the city to-day. Editor Mar
tin is not free from fever, but i doing well.
Killed by Electricity.
Ciucago, Oct 5. Yesterday afternoon a
young man named Clark, an employe of
the Thompson-Houston Electric Company,
was instantly killed by an electric shock
from a wire. Clark was employed in tho
basement of their building, where there
is a large amount of electric light appa
ratus ready for use. He was testing one
of these lights, and reaching up to turn the
switch on, he had in his hand a small stick,
with which he struck at the switch some
what carelessly, and missed it As his
bare arm came down with the blow, it
struck squarely against a naked wire and
received the full force of a forty-five lighl
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