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ELECTOR PUBLISHM COMPAJfY.
- -CURRENT COMMENT.
Theee sire ninety-two thousand
paupers in London.
The Suez canal convention "has "been
signed at Constantinople by the Pleni
potentiaries -of -all the European
The case of General Adam Badeau
against the widow of General U. S.
Grant for $10,000 for alleged services
on General Grant's memoirs has been
discontinued on consent of both par
ties. A PAMrHLET entitled "Kaiser Fred
erick in Versailles; Souvenirs of a Di
plomat,"1' is published at Leipsic. The
work is apparently intended to coun
teract statements made in me
The Nobel brothers, the Baku pe
troleum refiners, spent $25,000 in en
tertaining the Czar. They presented
to the Czarina a diamond bouquet
holder valued at $10,000. Another
petroleum firm at Baku spent $20,000
n honor of the Czar.
The Amalgamated Society of Rail
way Servants of Great Britain and
Ireland met -at Preston recently. Their
condition was flourishing, the mem
bership being 11,630 and the income
for 1887 having been 22,SS3 and the
The other night H. L. Wood, a pro
fessional gambler, got drunk and ter
rorized Ardmore, L T., with his re
volver. Xext morning he was found
on the Santa Fe railroad track fatally
mangled. He had evidently fallen
there in a drunken stupor.
Queex Natalie has sent a formal
protest against the divorce granted to
King Milan by the Metropolitan of
Belgrade to the Greek Orthodox Sy
nods of Bucharest and Athens, to the
Holv Svnod of St. Petersburg and to
the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constan-
Hon'. Michael Hemiy Herbekt has
"been appointed British charge d'af
faires at Washington. Lord Sackville
will go to England on leave of ab
sence. It was understood that the
British Government would allow his
case to rest until after the Presidential
Advices from Samoa are that Tame
sese has retired inland and that Ma
taafa, whom the Germans refused to
recognize, is master of the situation.
The British Admiral Fairfax has con
ferred with the foreign Consuls and
declared portions of the capital and
outskirts neutral territory.
Whakton J. Green, ex-Congressman
from the Third North Carolina
district, and Mrs. Addie E. Davis,
widow of the late Vice-President David
Davis, were married at Fayetteville,
N. C, recently. The bride, whose
maiden name was Burr, was a relative
of Congressman Green's first wife and
was married to Mr. Davis at the Green
mansion early in the spring of 1883.
At a recent meeting of the New York
Board of Estimate and Apportionment
District Attorney Fellows stated that
within two years past his office and
the police authorities had established
a secret service system for the pur
pose of watching the opponents of
law and order all over the civilized
world. Anarchists and Socialists were
among those who were being watched.
Judge D. R. Eckxes died at his
home at Greencastle, Ind., on the 30th
after a sickness of several months.
Ho was born in Kentucky in 1806
and settled at Greencastle in 1838. He
was the first mayor of the city, a Cap
tain in the Mexican war, a Circuit
Judge for sixteen years and Chief
Justice of Utah under President Bu
chanan. He was a leading politician
and was highly respected.
The Java Bode says that the in
quiries made into the outbreak in Ban
tam and the resulting massacres point
to religious fanaticism as the moving
spring. One of the 'leaders and many
others implicated belong to a Moham
medan sect styled "Nakshibendiyah,"
which has taken deep root in West
Java. It regularly receives orders
from Mecca, where the Grand Master,
a native of Bantam, resides.
The extension of railways in Chinli
and Shantung provinces has now the
earnest attention of the Chinese Gov
ernment. The Governor of Shantung,
Chang, is in correspondence with the
Viceroy Li Hung-chang on the sub
ject, and it is contemplated to set to
work as soon as possible to build aline
from Tehchow to Tsi-nan Fu, the pro
vincial capital of Shantung. The
country is already being surveyed
along the route.
The will of John Guy Vassar, of
Poughkeepsie, N. 1, makes public
bequests to the amount of $590,000.
Legacies are left to cousins and other
relatives at the rate of $1,000 each.
The Vassar brewery property is di
vided equally between O. H. Booth"
and Vassar Harbottle. The residuary
legatees are Vassar College, the Vas
sar Brothers' Hospital and the Vassar
Orphan Home. Mr. Vassar is esti
mated to have been worth $1,500,000.
Wolves are reported playing havoc
with sheep and colts in Northern and
Eastern Montana. Chouteau County
is the greatest sufferer. It might pos
sibly stand off its own wolves, but
with the whole Northwest. Territory
across the line full of them and con
stantly breeding them, it can make
little headway in their destruction.
Unless the next Legislative Assembly
takes some measures to destroy these
fast-multiplying pests the stock in
dustry in Northern Montana wiu, be
seriously crippled, if not altogether
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph nd Msfl.
PEBSOXAX AXD POLITICAL.
The Prohibition organ Voice, of New
York, states that General Fisk received a
similar compromising letter of inquiry,
for answering which Minister West got
himself into so much trouble.
Thb French Government has ordered the
seizure of all political cartoons of Boulan
.ger, the Count of Paris and Prince Victor
Allan D. Bbown will command the
Kearaarge, detailed for duty in Haytian
The International Peace Arbitration So
ciety met at Paris on the 31st. Many dep
uties from the English House of Commons
were present. It was resolved to organ
ize an international congress to meet in
1889, representing America, England,
France and other countries favorable to it.
After the reception of the news that the
presence of Lord Sackville was distasteful
to the President, it was announced in
London that "urgent priTate business"
necessitated Lord Sackville's departure
The Dublin Express, the leading Irish
Conservative paper, has come out for
peasant proprietorship for Irish estates
particularly those now in control of the
Soudanese rebols attacked Suakim re
cently and burned the zareba about the
water fort, but were repulsed by a heavy
fire from the ships and fort
A. C Bebryhan, First Lieu tenant United
States navy, attached to the Enterprise,
has been sent home from Europe under
sentence of a court martial.
The Chinese Exclusion bill is causing
much suffering to Chinese who are de
tained at the -British Columbia boundary
line while on their way back to the United
States after visiting China.
The condition of the King of the Nether
lands has grown worse, and is declared to
The Manitoba Legislature has been called
to meet to consider the railroad situation.
Municipal elections were held in Bir
mingham, Eng., on the 1st. Returns from
nine wards show the election of seven
Unionists and two Gladstonians.
It is stated that the nobles in the Cau
casus contemplate an emeute at the first
opportunity, and that the official accounts
of the Cear's reception on his tour were
The President's thanksgiving proclama
tion was issued on the 1st, appointing No
vember 29 for the purpose.
The demonstration of university stu
dents at Berlin in honor of Drs. Bergmann
and Gerhardt was held on the 2d. The
medical students absented themselves.
Jjind onl7 2 of.the others of a total o
5,000 took part in the procession
News has been received lately of
the Stanley expedition in Africa. The
expedition had suffered considerably while
crossing a morass. Forty men were
drowned while crossing a great river,
flowing east and west. One white man
The Fremdenblatt, of Vienna, says the
Vatican fully approves the Emperor's
censure of Bishop Strossmayer, whose
letter to Mgr. Rampolla, Papal Secretary
of State, has not removed the painful im
pression experienced bv the Vatican re
garding the pan-Slavist message which
the Bishop sent to Kieff.
The Kearsarge has been ordered to Port
au Prince to protect American interests
and to inquire into the causes of the seiz
ure of the steamer Haytien Republic
It is contemplated to send the steamer
Thetis, when she returns to San Francisco,
to the Arctic sea for the purpose of reliev
ing the whaling vessels imprisoned in the
By a rear end collision between freight
trains near Clay Soil, Mont., recently
three passengers in a caboose were injured
and one man was killed.
The railroad war was resumed m Mani
toba on the 80th by an attempt to burn a
bridge of the Canadian Pacific railroad,
Southwestern branch, about twelve miles
from Winnipeg. The bridge was saturated
with oil and set on fire. Several of the
beams had been burned when the fire was
discovered and extinguished.
A letter has been sent by the Inter
State Commerce Commission to the rail
road and telegraph companies affected by
the act placing the telegraph lines of the
railroads which received Government aid
under the control of the Commission, call
ing their attention to the fact that they
have not complied with the provisions of
the act requiring them to file certain in
formation with the Inter-State Commerce
A cablegram from Port au Prince an
nounces the capture by the Haytian man-of-war
Toussaint L'Ouverture, of the Brit
ish schooner Alta, which left New York
about October 19 with a heavy cargo of
arms and ammunition, clearing for Ant
werp. Viziteixi, a prominent bookseller of
London, has been fined $100 by an English
court for publishing immoral works of
Efforts are being made by the Quebec
authorities to induce the French Cana
dians who have left for the United States
to return to their old homes.
The old Santa Monica (CaL) depot, oc
cupied by the Los Angeles Compression
and Lumber Company and the California
Door Company, was destroyed by fire the
other night. Loss, $100,000.
A dispatch from Lima, O., says an ex
plosion of natural gas in SchultheU' tan
nery killed John Schulthels, Peter Klein
and James Hubbard. Schulthels was
burned to death; the others crushed by
The federation scheme was discussed at
length by the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers at Richmond, Va., on the 31st
and finally a co-operative plan was
adopted which expresses friendship for
and sympathy with and where practicable
provides for assistance to those organiza
tions whose duties are closely allied to
their own brotherhood.
At an Indian dance at Adonah, Wis.,
the other day two young squaws, over
hearing some remarks made by Mrs.
White Bird, turned upon her and gave her
such a terrible beating that she died of her
injuries. Jealousy was the cause.
Masked robbers (Americans) boarded
the Mexican Central train in Mexico, near
El Paso, Tex., the other night. They un
coupled the engine and express car and
running it some distance got two pack
ages of silver coin, valued at $2.(500. The
express messenger managed to slip off
with the key of the safe, so the robbers
kwere balked of the main honfrir. nhnnt.
The brakemen of the Santa Fe system of
Southern California struck on the 1st, the
grievance being promotion of new men
over old men. General Manager McCool
was endeavoring to settle the trouble.
Jenkins, Hutchinson & Co., wholesalo
notions and white goods, Baltimore, Md
have gone into a receiver's hands. Their
assets are placed at $35,000.
A dispatch from St. Paul de Loanda
says that the first section of the Trans
African rail-way from St Paul de Loanda
to Ambaca has been inaugurated.
L. Berman, a New York money changer
and banker, has disappeared with $5 000
belonging to Polish Jews intrusted to his
care to bo sent to England.
A riot occurred at Twenty-sixth street
and Sixth avenue, New York, on the 31st,
between a colored Republican procession
and a Democratic mob. Several persons
were seriously injured, one man havine
both eyes destroyed.
The principal part of the village of Dur
fesmville, Vt, was destroyed by fire the
etfeernigkt. io, $30.W9.
Fred L Marc? & Co, jewelers, of Prov
idence, R. L, have assigned with $35,000
assets and $65,000 liabilities.
The military academy at Highland Park,
HL, was destroyed by fire recently. Loss,
Br the burning of the old wooden jail at
Greensburg, La., recently, a negro boy
held fer theft lost his life.
The seventh annual convention of the
Woman'sMissionary Society was opened at
Boston on the 1st, with a large attendance
of delegates from all parts of the country.
Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes, of Ohio, occu
pied the chair.
While Amanda Montgomery and Gus
Wineman were out for an evening stroll
at Greensburg, Pa., in stepping off one
track to avoid a train they were run down
by another train coming in the opposite
direction and killed.
H. P. Stone has been appointed second
vice-president of the Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy system. E. P. Ripley succeeds
Mr. Stone as general manager of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy east of the Mis
souri river. The changes took effect on
A disastrous prairie fire swept the
country east of Gary, Dak., on the 1st, de
stroying thousands of dollars worth of
property, including horses, barns, grain
There were fifty-six new cases of fever
at Jacksonville on the 1st, sixteen white
and forty colored and two deaths Mrs.
George Wetmore and James Harris.
Sous time since the rectifiers of St.
Louis rebelled against the manipulators
of the whisky trust and formed a company
for the purpose of establishing an inde
pendent distillery there. One hundred
thousand dollars was subscribed and paid
in. Xtow tne project nas been abanaonea.
The decrease of the public debt during
the month of October amounted to $4,585,
619. M. Le Grand, Minister of Commerce,
has informed the French Cabinet that the
expenses of exhibitors in the Exposition
of 18S9 will be less than they were in the
Exposition of 1878. The Eiffel tower, built
in connection with the Exposition will be
finished in January.
All search for the three robbers who
held up the Moxican Central train near
San Jose prove futile. It was thought
the robbers got about $40,000.
Frank Hayes, formerly manager 01
John P. Clow, the pugilist, was shot in the
stomach recently by Fisky Barnett, pro
prietor of the Duluth Theater at West Supe
rior, Minn. The shooting was the result
of a quarrel over a woman.
Fred Anschlao, now under sentence of
death for a double murder near Los An
geles, CaL, has confessed a third murder
and implicated George Stenger and Henry
Burder. Stenger has been arrested.
The steam barge Sampson and the
schooner Zach Chandler have not been
heard from since the recent storm in
The president and the secretary of the
Georgia Board of Health positively deny
that there has been any yellow fever in
any portion of Georgia.
Five thousand dollars reward has been
offered for the arrest of William R. Foster,
Jr., late counsel of the gratuity fund of
the New York Produce Exchange, who
disappeared recently with a huge short
age. Two men were killed and seven injured
by the wrecking of a hand-car near Hope
well, Pa., the other day.
During a torchlight procession at Bel
grade recently stones were thrown at the
Austrian Legation and several windows
were broken. A number of arrests were
made. Tho authorities made apologies to
The Austrian Minister for the outrage.
Herbert L. Critchett, aged thirty
three, of the firm of Daniels & Critchett,
real estate and auctioneers, Boston, has
disappeared, leaving a large deficit in his
accounts with the firm amounting, it is
said, to $23,000.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended November 1 numbered
275, as compared with 254 the previous
week and 215 the corresponding week last
A hunting party has returned from the
mountains north of the Grand river in
Colorado and reported the discovery of a
wonderful waterfall hitherto unknown.
The imprisoned whalers in the Arctic
sea are reported all safe, a timely-gale
having dispersed the ice.
The boiler of a steam thresher exploded
on tbo farm of Joseph Spayd, near Read
ing, Pa., the other day. Five persons were
instantly killed and two or three others
A tornado struck Laporte, Iowa, the
other night, demolishing Union Hall and
other buildings. Loss, $75,000.
Robert D. Fowler, the well known
Chicago pork packer, has been held on a
charge of perjury. He had made contra
dictory statements with reference to the
ownership of his property in two separate
Clearing house returns for week ended
Novombor 3 showed an average decrease
of 2.7, compared with the corresponding
week of last year. In Now York the de
crease was 4.9.
The Santa Fe officials have received
notice that the strike on the California
Southern had ended.
The affairs of the American Exchange
in Paris have been ordered wound up
under the supervision of the courts.
The Roman Catholics of Australia and
India have sent the Pope $1,000,000 in pres
ents in the past year.
A ''blue book" on the Minister Sack
ville affair is being prepared for the Brit
Five lives were lost in the recent prairie
fires in Sioux Valley township, near Jack
Three children of Dr. F. S. N. Reidwere
playine on the banks of the Grand river
at Gait, Ont., recently when one of them
fell into fee water. The others in trying
to rescue their companion also fell in, and
before assistance could reach them two of
them, girls, were drowned.
Several cars on the Santa Fe road were
demolished and three persons badly in
jured in a freight wreck near Sanger,
Tex., the other night
Rev. John S. Foley was consecrated
Catholic Bishop of Detroit at Baltimore,
Md., with imposing ceremonies on the 4th.
The United States express on the New
Orleans & Northwestern was robbed on
the 3d fifty miles from New Orleans. The
work was dono by one man, who boarded
the car and after intimidating two men in
charge took $40,000 or $50,000 and escaped.
Both stages between Santa Barbara,
CaL, and Los Olives were robbed the other
day. Several mail packages and Wells
Fargo express boxes were broken open but
nothing was obtained from the boxes. The
passengers on the stage bound to Santa
Barbara were robbed of about $500.
Woodcock and Hendry, the American
favorites of tht King of Wurtemburg, left
Nice suddenly on the 3d. The King loca
ted them in a pretty villa opposite his ho
tel. Woodstock, who was seen by a re
porter before his departure, refused to
deny the charges against him.
A terrible explosion occurred recently
in the Champagnac coal pit in the depart
ment of Aveyron, France. Eighty miners
were killed. The bodies of forty-two have
The German Government proposes to
resume the building of large ironclads,
which was stopped after the wreck of the
Grosser Kurfurst. A bill providing a
credit for the building of eight will be
sent to the Reichstag.
Berlin journals deny tho existence of a
concerted plan to misrepresent Emperor
William, and declare that the municipal
authorities have no influence over the
press. They express regret that the
Kaiser did not distinctly specify the offen
sive articles in his remarks to the munici
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Kaunas Municipal Indebtedness.
The annual report of the State Auditor
gives the following statement of the total
municipal indebtedness of the several
counties of the State, including county,
township, city and school district bonds
and city warrants:
Allen iSGO.mOOiLyon C7L51830
405 1- 8.10
15.151 17 Xess. ...
111.274 48 Norton...
aa.754.C0 Osasre 506.874.99
&V3,17e,6r. Osborne.... If0.84i54
?69,951.0U Ottawa .... 27S.CS0 25
103,00! 65 Pawnee . . . l7.!9i).00
Si0,7l0.79 Phillips.... 2r7.fc41.se
2vK,(K7.00lPottawat'e J 7H8) (M
210.55.00 Pratt 54C297.03
81,010 C8 Rawlins.... 49 155.01
541.1C2.53 Reno 74U.43S.00
G,833 C9 Republic .. 1MMM..UJ
83-L150.UO Rice. 4 '3.60UW
v ana' nsee
SEcnETAitY Mohler, of the State Board
of Agriculture, has made the following
appointments of delegates and alternates
to represent the board at tho coming meet
ing of the Consolidated Cattle Growers'
Association in Chicago: J. F. True, of
Jefferson County, delegate; Joshua
Wheeler, of Atchison County, alternate;
O. E. Morse, of Linn County, delegate; S.
J. Carter, of Coffey County, alternate.
In reply to a letter of inquiry, Secretary
Atlams, of the State Historical Society,
writes a letter stating that the population
of Kansas in 18S1, as estimated by Secre
tary Sims, of the State Board of Agricult
ure, was 1,130,000, that of 18SS, as reported
by Mr. Mohler, the present secretary, is
1.518.552, civinc an increase in the four
years of 3S3.552. Tho popular vote for
18S1 was 244,538.
To peka registered 8,039 voters and Leav
enworth's registration was 4,833.
Ox "Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
December 20, 27 and 28, the annual meet
ing of the State Teachers's Association
will be held in Topeka.
Pension's recently granted to Kansans:
Joseph P. Parish, of Cimarron: Alberts.
Edwards, of Delphos; Samuel P. Hutch
inson, of Loco; Evan Thornburgh, of Great
Bond; William 31. Goodnor, of Lamed;
Harvey W. Stubblofield, of Winfield;
Chloe M. Jones, of Iola; Zacariah Mun
don, of Fort Scott; Corydon J. Farwell, of
Norway; Dawson P. Smith, of Larned;
Simeon Summers, of Liberty; Frank Eitz
miller, of Highland; William Ogle, of
McPherson; Aaron H. Fuller, of Latham;
Charles J. Anderson, of Topeka; Levi
Kunkel, of Highland Station; Zacariah J.
Tate, of Belleville; Samuel Dell, of Bar
ton; Walter Keynolds, of Emporia; Fran
cis M. Hinds, of Atchison, and Jonathan
Crouch, of Ashland.
MicnAEL Leaky, one of the participants
in the memorable strike on the Gould
Southwestern system, and who laid with
Hamilton, Lloyd, Fossen, Geers and New
port in tho Wyandotte jail for a period of
eighteen months, charged with the crime
of wrecking a Missouri Pacific train and
killing Carlisle and Horton, has filed suit
in the Wyandotte district court against
tho Missouri Pacific Railway Company for
About five o'clock the other evening Sol
Brubakor, aged twenty-three years, resid
ing near Washington, killed his mother,
aged about fifty-five years, by cutting her
throat with a razor, and then cut his
own throat, but in such a bungling manner
that he only succeeded in severing the
windpipe without cutting the juglar vein.
He had been ill with typhoid fever and
was just able to be up and around. The
murderer acknowledged tho killing and
said that he had done it because his mother
would not go for a doctor. Tho young
follow is about half simple and the family
had had constant trouble with him.
The eighth semi-annual meeting of the
Social Science Club of Kansas and West
ern Missouri was held at Atchison Novem
ber 1 and 2.
Patents recently issued to Kansas in
ventors: Barber's dressing case, Charles
Brown, Emporia; thill coupling, Drake &
Wait, Snlina; device for cutting corn,
Solomon C. Cross, Sedgwick; arch bridge,
Jesse B. Ellis, Great Bend; vehicle brake.
Charles Fuller, Ludell; nut lock, Howard
Gamble, Lansing; water wheel, Seldon B.
Laird, Watervillo; fire escape, Louis P.
Shanty. Clements; double acting force
pump, Winfield S. Shahan, Russell; keeper
for the looso ends of straps, henry Sher
man, Luctor; operating mechanism for
station indicators, William T. Sneddon,
The Santa Fe has cut down wages ten
In the United States court at Leaven
worth the other day. Judge Brewer handed
down a decision adverse to the settlers on
tho disputed Government land grants to
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad in
Allen Counts. The title to thousands of
acres of valuable land is thereby quieted
in favor of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas,
and the settlers who have improved it and
lived upon it for years will be the suf
ferers. The following Kansas post-offices have
recently been discontinued: Banks, Os
borne County; Calhoun, Cheyenne Coun
ty; Crystal Plains, Smith County; Nau
voo, Comanche County; Oklahoma, King
man County; Orwell, Hodgeman County;
Plum Grove, Butler County: Sheridan,
Sheridan County; Sigel, Douglas County.
Thanksgiving November 29.
John Streibeu a farmer living six
miles southwest'of Wichita, was burning
brush in a field near his house the other
day and was unexpectedly called to an
other field when his five-year-old daugh
ter, Laura, strayed into a bed of hot coals.
Her cries were heard by the mother, and
she ran to the child, who was burned to a
crisp before she reached her. In getting
the corpse out the mother's clothes caught
fire and she was fatally burned.
Ed Dudley, a young man just entering
upon manhood, while suffering from a fit
of despondency, took fifteen grains of
morphine at Wamego the other morning,
from the effects of which he died.
The warehouse of Rice and Moorehouse,
dealers in wall paper at Hutchinson, was
recently damaged by fire.
Conductor Alexander, in charge of a
passenger train on the Kansas City & Pa
cific railroad, was recently killed while
switching his train at Coffeyville.
Concerning a report that there woujd
be a general strike on the Union Pacific,
officials of that road recently said there
was no truth in it; that no men have been
discharged recently except from regular
causes; that tho force has been increased
rather than decreased, and that there has
been no reduction in wages whatever. The
men have made no complaints on the
contrary have expressed themselves as
being well contented.
Wichita is making great preparations
for a meeting to be held in that city on
November 20 in the interest of Oklahoma.
DEAD IN THE PIT.
Disastrous Explosion in a Penn
sylvania Coal Mine Seventeen
Monticello Spminary Burned Train
Wreeked By a Cow With Fatal
Twenty-tn-o Lives Lost By a Collision at
Sea Bepcrted Disastrous Wreck oa
the Iron Mountain.
Lick Haven, Pa., Nov. 5. In the Kettle
Creek Coal Mining Company's mines,
thirty miles west of this city, which were
but recently opened, Saturday night an
explosion occurred in a new drift in wnich
twenty-one persons were at work. As
soon as possible. the mine was entered and
fifteen dead bodies were carried out and
four others badly injured were found, one
of whom has since died, and others are
likely to die. The cause of the explosion
is unknown, but it is supposed to have
been the striking of a fissure or pocket of
gas. Yesterday afternoon the disfigured
and naked body of a miner was found
fifty feet from the mouth of the air shaft
through which it had been blown.
Superintendent George D. Miller upon
hearing a heavy report at tho new No. 2
drift went to the spot and at once saw that
a violent explosion had taken place. The
necessaryarraugfenents were quickly made
to carry the air to the face of the work
and men entered the mine t to learn what
had occurred. Of the twenty-one men
who had been working in the drift only
three or four escaped death or injury- At
the end of an hour's hard work fourteen
dead bodies had been recovered frem the
drift and two of those who were injured
subsequently died. One man was missing
and his remains were found out in the
woods, where they had been blown by the
force of the explosion through the air
The total number of killed or fatally in
jured was found to be seventeen. All but
four of them were Hungarians or Italians
whose names are not known. The four
English speaking men are named Samuel
Killinger, Patrick Donnoll, Michael Currin
and J. L. Cariston. The driver, J. Fnrrell,
was entering tho drift when the explosion
occurred, but was thrown toward the
mouth and escaped. His mulo was killed.
Tho force of the explosion was shown in
the fact that bodies were blown clear out
of the mouth of tho drift. Every thing
possible was done for tho injured by the
mine physicians, and the bodies of the
dead were taken charge of by an under
taker and prepared for interment. Tho
coroner of the county was notified and
will hold an inquest.
It is thought that in making a blast a
"gas feeder" was struck, filling t ie cham
ber with gas, which coming in contact
with a naked lamp produced the explo
sion. A "gas feeder" is a pocket of tras
imbedded in the coal. As soon as a pick
is struck into it the gas escapes, and if any
thing ignites it an explosion follows. It is
generally conceded that there was good
ventilation, and the mines were fully sup
plied with air appliances. The superin
tendent says the accident could not have
been foreseen and that no blame attaches
to any one.
Godfrey, 111., Nov. 5. Tho Monticello
ladies' seminary caught fire at one o'clock
yesterday morning and by daylight was
destroyed. The fire originated in a frame
building adjoining the main building, used
as a kitchen and servants' quarters. The
inmates of the main building were aroused,
and Miss Haskell ordered tho pupils to
dress and secure what effects they could
and then leave the house. There was no
panic, and pupils and teachers escaped
without iujury, but some were frightened
and neglected to clothe themselves suffi
ciently for comfort The seminary loss on
building and contents is over $150,000, in
surance $75,000. The loss of pupils and
teachers in clothing, jewelry and effects is
heavy, although nearly all saved some
thing. No plans for continuing the school
are yet made.
FATAL TRAIN WRECK.
Vicksburo, Miss., Nov. 5. A freight
tram on the Louisville, xiew Orleans &
Texas railroad struck a cow yesterday and
was thrown from the track. The engine
and thirteen cars were wrecked, and three
men killed and two wounded. The killed
are Charles Zimour, of New Orleans, and
Jack Conway, of Vicksburg, both employes
of the road, and an unknown tramp who
was stealing a ride. The wounded are J.
L. Martin, a boiler maker of this city, and
Jim Brown (colored), fireman. Both were
taken to the hospital and are not expected
Boston, Nov. 5. The special passenger
train over the New York, New Haven &
Hartford road, chartered to carry cam
paign clubs from New Haven Saturday
night, ran upon an open switch while en
tering Bridgeport and the engine and two
coaches ran off with a tremendous shock.
The track was blocked, causing a delay to
the newspaper train next morning and tho
New York papers did not reach here until
10:30 p. m. The escape from a great dis
aster was a narrow one.
collision at sea.
London, Jiov. 5. The Norwegian bank
Nor, Captain Bjonnes, from New York,
October 2, for Stettin, collided with and
sank the steamer Saxmundham off Cowes.
Twenty-two persons are missing and are
supposed to have been drowned. Eight
survivors have landed at Weymouth. The
Nor was abandoned. Her crew have land
ed at Portland.
a bad freight wreck reported.
St. Louis, Nov. 5. Report reached here
at a late hour last night of a serious freight
wreck on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain &
Southern railway near Pevely. Eighteen
cars were demolished. No particulars are
three pleasure seekers drowned.
Boston, Nov. 5. While four young men,
James Hayes, Henry Gormley, William
Sollan and Charles Cogan were sailing in
Dorchester bay yesterday their boat
caps'zed and the three first named wera
Oregon has a woman mail carrier. Her
name is Miss Minnie Westman, and she
carries Uncle Sam's mail from the head of
navigation on Stuslaw river over the Coast
range mountains, following up the river to
Hale's post-office station, within fifteen
miios of Eugene City. Her route is twenty
miles long and is situated right in the
heart of the mountains, whore all the dan
gers and adventures incident to such an
occupation abound. She carries the mail
night and day and fears nothing. She
rides horseback and carries a trusty re
volver. Miss Westman is a plump little
brunette and is just twenty years old.
Her father and uncle operate a stage line
and have a contract for carrying the
mail. At Halo's station Minnie meets
her father and gets the mail from
Eugene City and starts on her round.
Miss Westman has never met with a seri
ous mishap in the performance of her
duty. On one of her trips! last year she
found three good-sized bears in the road
right in front of her. The horse, on ospy
ing them, became frightened, threw his
rider to the ground and turning around,
ran back the road he came. Miss We3tman
with great presence of mind started .after
the runaway.and overtaking him remount
ed and rode right through the savage cor
don, and strange to say, she was not at
taeked. Meeting some friends, she told
them of what she had seen, and thoy went
to the place and killed the bears. So far
this season she has met two bears, which
did not molest her. Oregonian.
NEWS FROM STANLEY.
The Expedition KeporteI Straggling
Through Terrible Difficulties.
Zanzibar, Nov. 3. Couriers from Ta
bora bring direct news from the Stanley
expedition, a portio of which was met at
the end of November, 1887, by Arabs trad
ing between Lakes Victoria, Nyanza and
Nzge and Tabora. These Arabs met
Stanley's rear guard at a point west of
Albert Nyanza, southwest of Sanga, just
as the expedition was preparing to cross
swamps caused by the radiation of the
streams that abound in that country. The
Arabs did not seo Stanley. The detach
ment seen consisted of thirty men. They
stated that Stanley was" two days
ahead. The expedition had suffered
greatly on the march through a thick for
est, where it was impossible to advance
more than a mile and a quarter daily.
They had al$o suffered in the marshes,
where many bad disappeared or died.
Forty were drowned in crossing a great
river flowing from east to weet. Ono whito
man had died. Stanley was obliged to
fight some tribes that refused to supply
him with provisions. The expedition had
often halted in the expectation of receiv
ing reinforcements from the Congo. The
rear guard, at the time met, had only been
on the march five days after a halt of three
weeks, due to the illness of Stanley and a
great part of the escort, who had been at
tacked with fever.
The Arabs estimate the total strength of
the expedition, after all losses, at 250 men.
The health of Stanley was then good.
The rear guard, which consisted of natives
of Zanzibar, stated that Stanley had de
cided that he would no longer advance in
a northeasterly direction but would strike
toward tho north, hoping to avoid the
swamps. After getting a certain distance
north he intended to take an oblique line
to the eastward and go straight to Wa
delai, where it was thought he would ar
rive fifty days lattr about the middle of
January, 1SSS. The Arabs were of the
opinion that the expedition was strong
enough to reach Wadelai.
It will be remembered that August 1 in
formation was received that two mes
sengers had arrived there who had left the
interior about the beginning of April and
who reported that Stanley had not arrived
at Wadelai up to that time. The messen
ger stated that in the month of March
Einin Pasha did receive some vague and
indecisive news of tho explorer wnich
had filtered through from tribe to tribe,
but that the reports were conflicting.
Some declared that Stanley, after losing
a number of men and a large portion of his
supplies, was hemmed in by hostile tribes
between the Maboda country and the
Albert Nyanza, while other rumors
were to the effect that he had been at
tacked by the tribes in the Matongora
Mino district and, after several conflicts,
had diverted his course in an unknown
The business failures the last seven days
number 275, as compared with a total of
254 last week and 224 the week previous.
Tho Itcgular Weekly Review of the Coun
try's Trade Shows Every Thine to Bo
New Youk, Nov. 3. In its review of the
trade situation Bradstreet's speaks as fol
lows: An exceptionally good trade is re
ported from Kansas City, where the vol
ume of trade is estimated at 20 per cent in
excess of the total for October, 1887. The
Louisiana rice crop is estimated at 675,000
bags of rough. Tho sugar yield in that
State is said to be disappointing, but in
terior general trade throughout the
lower Mississippi valley is more
brisk since the crop began to move.
Southern Georgia trade, particularly
at Savannah, has been restricted
by the epidemic in Florida. The advance
in the price of boots and shoes urged by
New England manufacturers has not been
realized. Collections Northwest have im
proved and greater ease is announced in
the Central, Western and Southern States.
Funds are growing easy at all centers and
even those at which the heaviest drafts
were made from tho great agricultural re
gions now report a returning current of
more ready fuuds than are in demand at
the moment. Stock speculation at New
York is stagnant. Prices declined at first
on bearish manipulations but repoverod
strength later on. Money in New York is
in slack demand with call loans from IX
to 3 per cent. Foreign exchange is dull
and slightly stronger.
Our report of stocks of wheat out of
farmers' hands east of the Rocky Mount
ains, covering nearly 1,000 points of accu
mulation, shows 44.318,000 bushel.s, and on
the Pacific const 5,736,000 bushels an in
crease for the country within a month
stimulated by higher prices of 6,065,000
bushels. The total thus reported is about
9,000,000 bushels loss than was held a yoar
ago. Wheat flour stocks aggregate 1,761,
000 bushels an increase of 73 per cent,
since October 1. Exports of wheat declin
ing heavily on the Pacific coast; the total
shipped as wheat is only 582,S90 bushels
against 1,072,000 bushels last week. In
cluding flour as wheat the total shipped is
1,342,814 bushels against 1,827,340 bushels
CHIEF OF ORDNANCE.
General Benet's Kepoct for tho Last Fiscal
Washington, Nov. 2. In his annual re
port to the Secretary of War General
Benet, Chief of Ordnance, says that the
bureau expended 1,507,382 during the last
fiscal year, and that 41,130 rifls and car
bines wore manufactured at the National
armory. Investigations have been com
pleted relative to the determination of the
charge, projectile, rifling, etc, for an arm
of smaller caliber than the present service
piece. It is the intention to use com
pressed and perforated cartridges, but as
yet the powder makers have not suc
ceeded in producing a satisfactory pow
der, the desired velocity being accompa
nied by too great a pressure. One 8-inch
breech-loading gun, one 10-inch gun and
twenty-five 3.2-inch steel field guns ar
being made at the Watervliot arsenal and
will be completed this winter. In improv
ing the facilities of this place $20,000 has
been expended and tools from other arsen
als have been assembled there, so that the
present capacity is about fifty field guns
and one 8-inch and one 10-inch gun per
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Reading, Pa., Nov. 2. The boiler of a
steam thresher exploded this morning on
the farm of Jonas Spayd, killing William
Rever, aged 16; Joseph Machmer, aged 14,
the only support of bis widowod sister;
Isaac Marberger, aged 16; Joseph Spayd,
aged about 32, and Irwin Duntelberger,
aged 19. The bodies of all five
were hurled from thirty to fifty
feet and terribly mutilated. The
body of Machmer was found through the
weather boarding of the barn. The build
ing was completely demolished. George
Hinnersheitz was badly injured about tho
head and can not recover. Engineer
Hoover received severe bruises, and John
Reigel was internally injured.
Hastings, Neb., Nov. 3. Last evening
Frank Fansler and David Crinkalow, alias
Kad Hawkins, gamblers, while in
the Southern saloon, quarreled and
after a few words both drew re
volvers. Eight shots were fired, three
striking Fansler, killing him instant-
ly. Crinkalow got away and has left
the city. Fansler lived in Red Cloud
and had a family. His body was left on
the saloon floor, revolver in hand and
finger on the trigger. Several deputy
sheriffs were iworn in and are hunting
his murderer. It is claimed that there
had been bad blood between the men for
I THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION.
.Somewhat lengthy But Gratefal and Sub
Washington. Nov. 2. The following
proclamation has been issued by the Presi
dent of the United States:
Constant thanksgiving and gratitude are due
from the American people to Almighty God for
His goodness and mercy which have followed
them since the day He made them a Nation and
vouchsafed to them a tree Government. With
loving kindness He has constantly led us in the
way of prosperity and greatno9s. He has not
visited with swift punishment our shortcomings,
but with gracious care He has warned us of our
dependence upon His forbearance, and has
taught us that obedieooe to His holy law is the
price ot a continuance of His precious gifts.
In acknowledgment of all God has done for
as as a Nation, and to the end that on an ap
pointed day. the united prayers and praise of a
grateful country may reach the throne ot grace,
I, Grver Cleveland, President of the United
States, do hereby designate and set apart
Thursday, the 28th day of November, instant,
as a day of thankgiving and prayer to be kept
and observed throughout the land.
On that dy 1st all our people suspend their
ordinary work and occupations, and in their ac
customed places of worship, with prayer and
songs of praise, render thanks to God for all
His mercies, tor the abundant harvests which
have rewarded the toil of the husbandmen dur
ing th year that has passed, and for the rich
rewards that hare followed the labors ot our
people in their shops and their marts of trade
and traffic Let us give thanks for peace and
for social order and contentment wlthtn our
borders, and for our advancement in all that
adds to National greatness.
Aad mindful or the afflictive dispensation
with which a portion of our land has been vis
ited, let us, wbila we humble ourselves before
the power of God, acknowledge His mercy in
setting bounds to the deadly march of peiti
lence, aad let our hearts be chastened by sym
pathy with our fellow countrymen who have
suffered and who mourn.
And as we return thanks for all the blessings
which wa have received from the hands ot our
Heavenly Father, let us not forget that He has
enjoined upon us charity: and upon this day of
thanksgiving let us generously remember the
poor and needy, so that our tribute ot praise
and gratitude may be acceptable in the sight of
Done at the city of Washington on the first
day of November, eighteen hundred and eighty
eight, and in the year of the independence ot
the United States, the one hundred and thir
teenth. SeaL In witness whereof I have hereunto
signed my name and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
By the President: Gkoveu Cleveland.
T. F. Bayard, Secretary of State.
THE BEVIER STRIKE.
Trouble Continues at the Uovlcr Mines Be
tween Strikers and the Swedes "Who Took
Macon, Ma, Nov. 2. At Bevier Wednes
day night there came near being a big
fight between the Swedes and the strikers.
At 6:30 o'clock three or four of the Swedes
working for Loomis & Snively came from
the stockade and went up to Bevier. On
their return, as they got near the depot,
between the stockade and the business
part f Bevier, some parties out north of
the depot threw stones at tho Swedes,
which they said struck them on the head.
These Swedes then very excitedly ran on
into the stockade and reported the mat
ter to the other 150 Swedes. In on
instant the latter ran out to see
if the parties who it was said
threw the stones could be found? The
Swedes were excited and some of them
were carrying clubs. When they marched
up in town this excited the striking miners
and quite a number of thorn secured their
pistols or guns and stationed themselves
on McDermott's corner, across the street
we9t of Loomis & Snively's store and
office, and remained there for some time.
L. J. Loomis succeeded in getting tho
Swedes quieted down, before any fighting
occurred and they returned to the stock
ade. Sheriff Draper, thinking matters were
getting quiet there, has not been there on
guard for several days. He received two
telegrams late yesterday afternoon from
Bevier, one of them from the marshal, and
he went there last night as it is feared
there will be mora serious trouble. Sixty
more Swedes, who landed in this coun
try a short time ago, arrived at Be
vier Sunday night to work for Loomis &
Snively. J. W. Atwell has opened his
mine to the strikers. Seventy-five or 100
will work for him at 74 cents per ton, $1.23
for entry work and $2.50 for day hands.
Failure of a Suit to Recover Damages For
Philadelphia, Nov. 1. Crew, Levick &
Co., oil merchants, sued Bradstreet to re
cover damages for alleged untrue infor
mation furnished them regarding tbo
Union Refining and Manufacturing Com
pany of New Jersey, tho agents reporting
that the company had a paid up capital of
$609,000 and were in good condition, on the
strength of which Crew, Levick & Co.
gave them credit for $1,500, which they
have never been able to collect, and it was
nllecad that the Union Refining Company
was insolvent at the time. To-day Judge
Gordon, on motion for a non-suit, granted
it on the ground that the contract was as
if between two private people, the defend
ant corporation being a private and not a
public ono, and that Crew, Levick & Co.
in signing their contract with them had
waived all right to recover on the ground
on which they were now striving to get a
verdict. He said that if they could hav
provod willful or malicious negligence the
circumstances would have been different.
Department of Justice.
Washington. Nov. 1. Attorney-General
Garland has submitted the estimates of
appropriations for the Department of
Justice for the fiscal year onding June 30,
1890, to the Secretary of the Troasury for
transmission to Congress. These esti
mates are about $200,000 in excess of the
appropriations for tho present fiscal year.
The principal items of increase are tho
estimates for the support of United States
prisoners, which is $75,000 greater than
the appropriation for tho present fiscal
year; the estimates for special assistant
attorneys, which shows an increase of
$70,000, and the estimates for regular fees
of tho United States distrioc attorneys,
which shows an increase of $35,000.
Tha Solicitor of the Treasury, in his an
nual report to the Attorney-General,
states that the entire number of suits de
cided or otherwise disposed of was 4,229,
and judgments were obtained for $482,718
and the amount collected was $311,186.
Wamxqo, Kan., Nov. L Ed Dudley, a
single young man just entering upon man
hood, while in a fit of despondency, took
fifteen grains of morphine at two o'clock
yesterday morning, from the effects of
which be died at 11:30 o'clock. He was a
bright boy and had lived with his parents
here up to a few days ago, when on ac
count of some slight misunderstanding
.with his father ho began work for a neigh
bor. Tuesday night he attended a lyceunx
in the country, and on his return went to
a drug store and said his mother was very
sick and that the doctor had sent bim for
some morphine, fifteen grains of which he
procured. Theu he went behind a hard
ware store and swallowed the drug.
A Stormy Meeting.
Chicago, Nov. 1. It has been ascer
tained that the meeting of the Chicago
freight committee was a very stormy af
fair, and that in addition to the charges
of bad faith regarding rates on dairy
products there was bitter recrimination a
to secret cutting In the wool and provision,
schedules. The Vandalia is the alleged
offender in the matter of provisions, hav
ing, it is charged, made a reduction ot
four cents in tne rate from Kansas City to
the seaboard. The attitude of the Penn
sylvania on grain rates called forth sav
age growls, and altogether the prospect
for harmony among the roads appears de