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Steve Bkodie. the jumping crank,
recently broke three of his ribs leap
ing from the Poughkeepsie, N. Y.t
Ax irade has been issued at Con
stantinople exempting from import
duty for ten years machine apparatus
for public utility.
Ex-Queen Natalie's appeals to the
Patriarchs of Constantinople and
Athens have been unsuccessful. Both
declined to interfere.
Christianized Chinamen are becom
ing numerous enough in New York to
make a new quarter for themselves
near University Place.
Mr. Henry Villahd says he at
tributes his success a a railroad man
to his knowledge of human nature
gained by newspaper work.
The American friends of the King
of Wurtemburg, Jackson, Hendry and
Woodcock, have been delicately re
quested not to return to the companion
chip of their royal patron.
The Rawson divorce suit at Chicago
went by default Under the arrange
ment Banker Rawson would give his
wife $40,000 and she would get a
divorce on the ground of desertion.
To a deputation from Wallsall which
waited on him at Birmingham recent
ly, Mr. Gladstone said he considered it
his duty to remain in public life until
the Irish question was definitely set
tled. Senator Hearst, of California, is
said to have at least one mine in every
mining State and Territory in the
country. He began his mining vent
ures as a day laborer in the mount
ains. It was believed by well informed
politicians in "Washington that Gen
eral Harrison's private secretary would
be D. L. Alexander, at present a resi
dent of Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Alexander
is about forty-two years of age.
The London Morning Post quotes at
considerable length from the last an
nual report of the Commissioner of
Agriculture noticing the reports of the
statistidal and other division chiefs and
characterizing the whole as an admir
At San Francisco United States
Circuit Judge Sawyer has rendered a
decision in the test case of two Chinese
in which he holds that insomuch as
they are citizens they are not amenable
to the act of Congress excluding
The Birmingham Post announces
that Mr.' Chamberlain is en route to
America, and that he will marry Miss
Endicott a few days after his arrival.
He will spend a few weeks in visiting
friends in America, and will return
to England about Christmas.
Mr. Jackson, the husband of the
well-known and well-loved authoress,
Helen Hunt Jackson, has recently
married again and is now living at
Colorado Springs. Ho has married a
"niece of his first wife and there is now
another Helen Hunt Jackson.
Tiie North German Gazette says that
owing to the increased traffic on the
railways the Prussian Government has
ordered the construction of 7,200 new
wagons. It will also ask the Landtag
to vote 45,000,000 marks for the pur
pose of increasing the rolling stock of
Eev. Frank M Bristol, of Chicago,
has a "Cato Major," printed by Ben
Franklin in 1746, that is said to be as
fine a specimen of typography as one
could find any where. It was printed
when Franklin trundled his forms from
his composition room to the building
where his presses were set up.
The failure of several crops of ed
clover in New Zealand was explained
by the absence of the fructifying in
sects which are requisite as necessary
to the perfection of certain plants. A
hundred wild bees were imported from
England and set free, and in that dis
trict the clover has begun to flourish.
L. Smith, of Valdosta, Ga., has a
pair of brass spoon molds that were
made four years before the revolution.
They were first owned by Mr. Smith's
great grandfather and they have suc
cessively descended down the family
line to the present owner. The rule
in the family has been for the young
est boy to get them.
The people of Hillsborough, N. H.,
who passed along Henniker street used
to wonder what caused the concrete
pavement to swell up in a certain spot,
where an plevation like a cone had
formed. Finally they opened the cone
and found that a modest toadstool had
pushed up the thick and heavy con
crete while growing.
At the instance of T. D. Riordan,
attorney for the Chineso Merchants'
Association, the Secretary of the
Treasury has instructed the Collector
at San Francisco that Chinese mer
chants are not affected by the Ex
clusion act, and that those now resi
dent in the United States who visit
foreign countries may be admitted
upon any evidence of identity satisfac
tory to the Collector.
Thomas H. White was recently ar
rested by the deputy United States
marshal for perjury in his official ca
pacity while deputy United States
mineral surveyor and held in $500
bond at Deadwood.CDak. White is a
Cornishman, and the London Times of
September 9 distinguishes him for
breaking a $10,000,000 deal of the
Harney Peak Tin Mining and Manu
facturing Company by his correspond
ence in the Financial News of London.
KEWS Otf THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph, and MalL
PEBSONAL AND POLITICAL.
At the White House en the 6th the Pres
ident and a small party assembled in the
library and received the election news over
a special wire. Besides the President and
Mrs. Cleveland, the White House party in
cluded Secretary and Mrs. Whitney, Mrs.
Dickinson, Mrs. Endicott, Attorney-General
Garland, Representative Breckin
ridge, of Kentucky, and Foran, of Ohio,
and Mrs. Lamont, Assistant Secretaries
Maynard and Thompson, of the treasury,
and Colonel "Wilson.
Tax results of the Prussian election in
243 districts areas follows: Conservatives,
83 seats; Free Conservates. 41: Centrists,
47; National Liberal, 48; Freisinniege, 15;
Poles, 7; Dane3, 2; Guelphs, 2. All the
Berlin members have been re-elected.
The British Parliament met on the 5th.
The London Times, commenting on the
Sackville matter, says: "The blue boob
confirms our previous opinion. It empha
sizes Lord Sackville's indiscretion." Re
specting the correspondence between the
Foreign Office and the State Department,
it says that if the Government of the
United States desired to be courteous it
might have telegraphed to Mr. Phelps, the
American Minister, the details necessary
to an understanding of the case.
Mb. Gladstone in receiving a presenta
tion on behalf of Birmingham workmen
recently offered to support a practicable
scheme to remove the pecuniary difficulty
in becoming a member of Parliament con
sistent with absolute independence and
equality between representative working
men in the House of Commons and other
The Russian Government has notified
the Porte that should the divorce of King
Milan of Servia cause troubles which
would lead to the occupation of Servia by
Austria, Russia would consider herself re
leased from her obligation.
The President has recognized Carlo
Zerra as Vice-Consul of Italy at Balti
The New York Evening Post places the
next Congress as follows: Senate Demo
crats, 37; Republicans, 39. House of Rep
resentatives Democrats,lG5 ; Republicans,
It is reported in Berlin that the Czar
will visit Germany in the spring.
The betrothal of the Prince of Naples
to Prince Clementine, of Belgium, will be
A great demonstration was held by the
Republicans at Indianapolis, Ind., on the
8th, to celebrate the victory of General
The Secretary of "War has issued the of
ficial order placing General Alfred Pleas
anton on the retired list of the army, his
retirement to date from October 23 past
A Cabinet meeting was held at "Wash
ington on the 8th, all the members being
present except Vilas and Dickinson.
Edwaud C. Carrioan, member of the
Massachusetts State Board of Education
and a leading lawyer of Boston, died on a
train near Salitia, Col., the other day.
Miss Anna Dickinson has sued the Re
publican National Committee for $1,350,
balance of salary and expenses as cam
United States Commissioner Pleasant
has arrested the city Board of Commis
sioners of Elections of Richmond, Va., for
refusing to allow United States supervisors
to be present at the count of the vote.
The Premier of Queensland has pro
tested against the appointment of Gov
ernor Blake, late of Newfoundland.
The wife of Jay Gould was reported dan
gerously sick on the 8th.
The returns of the recent Gubernatorial
election were opened before the Georgia
Legislature on the 8th Governor Gordon
received 122,785, with not much more than
400 against him.
jW. H. Barnusi, of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, was seriously ill at his
home at LimeRoek, Conn., on the 8th. His
illness was due to overwork in the late
Premier Von Mattnacht has returned
to Stuttgart from Nice. His interview
with the King of "Wurtemburg resulted in
the King acceding to the demand of the
Ministers that all Americans except Jack
son resign from the service of "Wurtem
burg. Seventy thousand followers of El Mahdi
attacked the town of "Wadai, west of
Darfour, recently. The garrison repulsed
the assailants and killed 3,000, but the
Mahdists reattacked and captured the
town. The Sultan of "Wadai fled to
The Anti-Saloon Republican National
Committee has been called to meet No
vember 21 in New York City to consider
the future policy.
A reservoir at Montreaux on the lake
of Geneva, used to work an electric rail
way, burst the other day, destroying nu
merous houses and drowning many peo
ple. Seven bodies were recovered.
The Secretary of the Treasury on the
6th accepted $85,000 43 per cent, bonds at
In Portsmouth, Va., on the 7th four
hundred negroes marched through the
streets singing "Hang Grover Cleveland
on a sour apple tree." They encountered
a party of whites and a free fight oc
curred, between forty and fifty pistol
shots being fired and three white men
wounded, two of them seriously. The
negroes were finally dispersed.
A ferry steamer was sunk in a collision
at Calcutta on the 7th and sixty persons
H. C Hyman, of Ashland, Ky., fell from
a bicycle on a street of Gainesville, Tex.,
recently, striking his head on a stone, and
died in less than an hour.
In the London stock market on the 7th
American securities opened very firm on
the news of General Harrison's election.
A boiler in the Lancaster (Pa.) Chem
ical Company's works exploded with ter
rible force recently, completely demolish
ing the building and killing one man and
injuring five. John Riddle, fireman, was
A. S. Lacfebtt & Co., clothiers of Fort
"Wayne, Ind., have made an assignment
for the benefit of their creditors. Liabil
ities about $50,000.
A dynamite bomb was exploded in the
registry office of the Rue Boucher, Paris,
on the 7th and another bomb was exploded
in the registry office of the Rue Francaise.
Much damage was done at both places,
but no one was hurt.
At the sitting of the Parnell Commission
in London on the 7th police witnesses
gave testimony regarding outrages in
Ireland which they believed were due to
the instigation of the league.
Archibald Pelon, a dissolute charac
ter, was lynched recently at Grayling,
Mich., for assaulting an aged widow.
One hundred recruits have been ordered
to the Department of the Missouri for as
signment and distribution among the com
panies of the Seventh cavalry.
Fire in Chicago the other night de
stroyed Moran & Henly's packing house
and 500 tierces of lard. Loss, $40,000.
Jacob "Wellauer's wholesale grocery,
Milwaukee, "Wis., was damaged and his
stock ruined by fire recently. Loss, $100,
000. A terrible collision occurred on the 6th
on a railway line in Southern Russia, near
KoveL Many persons were killed.
By a rear end collision at Fishkill, N. Y.,
the other morning between a freight and
-an express train, a passenger car was
wrecked and one woman killed.
At Livingston, Ky., on election day,
during a political discussion, revolvers
were drawn and an indiscriminate shoot
ing took place, the result being the death
of five prominent citizens and the serious
wounding of another. - " .
The down stage was held up on the 8th
at Downiville, Cat., by masked highway
men and the express box, containing bul
lion and coin amounting to about $2,500,
Seven Anarchists have been arrested in
connection with the explosion of dynamite
bomb3 in the registry offices in the Rue
Boucher and Rue Francaise.
Moriabity, a Boston man, arrested at
Queenstown, Ireland, recently with a re
volver and cartridges in his possession
was fined $25 by the Irish magistrate.
The large hotel at Long Beach, on the
coast, twenty miles from Los Angeles,
Cal., was entirely destroyed by fire re
cently. Loss, $90,000.
A report come3 from a town in Alsace
Lorraine of a conflict between the German
military authorities and the French sym
pathizing populace. It is said that the
people threw volleys of stono3 at an officer
and that he was compelled to draw his
sword in order to defend himself.
The paper and bag mill of the Indiana
Paper Company at South Bend, Ind., was
burned recently. Loss, $200,000; insurance,
440,000, chiefly in Eastern companies.
Three delegates from the Mormon col
ony at Lee's Creek, N. "W. T., have gone to
Ottawa, Ont, to seenre a town site at their
colony, which now numbers 125 souls.
A striking switchman was shot and
killed -by a Burlington engineer at Cres
ton, Iowa, on the Sth. The shooting re
vived the bitter feeling existing over the
The report that the Clyde steamer Sagi
naw carried arms and ammunition from
New York for the use of the Hayti insur
gents was confirmed by examination of
At Raleigh, N. C, the other morning
negroes burned the house of the chairman
of the Democratic county committee and
broke into a railway warehouse and took
a number of dynamite cartridges. Serious
trouble was feared.
Switchmen on the Now York Central
struck at Albany, N. Y., on the Sth.
By the collapse of a house on Litchfield
street, London, on the 9th, six persons
were killed and twenty injured.
The "Whitechapel fiend killed another
prostitute on the 9th, mutilating her in a
more horrible manner than he did the
others. He left no clew by which he could
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy di
rectors held a three hours' session at Chi
cago recently and declared a dividend of
one per cent, making five per cent for
The Boston sugar refinery at East Bos
ton has shut down for an indefinite period.
The amount of the new Russian loan is
reported to be 20,030.000. Tho Barings
and the Credit Lvonaise are the chief
members of the syndicate.
A man and a boy were crushed to death
in a coal mine near McDonald, Pa., the
other day by a fall of slate.
The Northwestern Passenger Associa
tion is said to have completely collapsed
because of quarrels among the roads. The
general managers were reported figuring
on an agreement covering all tho roads in
By a collision between freight trains
near Pueblo, Col., the other day one man
was killed and both trains wrecked. One
bad broken down and the other ran into it
before a flagman could be sent back.
The Winnebago Indians living near
Redwing, Minn., recently murdered a
young squaw during tho savage ceremon
ies attending the opening of the hunting
Dr. Hostetter, the Pittsburgh, Pa.,
bitters man, was insured for $350,000 at the
time of his death.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended November 8 numbered
226, as compared with 275 the previous
week and 245 the corresponding week last
By the burning of a steam gauge factory
at Genesee Falls, near Rochester, N. Y.,
on the 9th five men were killed
and four more fatally injured. It was
feared others were dead in the ruins. The
lossamountedto$22o,000; insurance, $179,
000. A trestle gave way over French creek,
near Jasper, Ala., on the Memphis route
the other morning, wrecking a stock train
and killing one man and injuring soveral
others. All the cattle and shoep wore
The glass factory at "Wollsboro, Pa., was
destroyed by fire recently, causing a loss
Lord Mayor's day parade in London on
the 9th was devoid of the usual pageantry
and was a very tame affair.
Andrew Roesser's saw and grist mill
at Sister Bay, Wis., was destroyed by fire
the other night Loss, $40,000.
An unknown man committed suicide re
cently by jumping into the Niagara river.
His body was carried over the falls.
Paul Philipson, a New York commis
sion merchant, has failed with unknown
liabilities and assets.
The French steamer, Iberia, was beached
near New York on the 10th, after being in
collision with the Conard steamship, Um
bria. A dense fog prevailed at tho time.
Thirty-three persons perished in the
recent fire at the steam gauge works at
Genesee Falls, near Rochester, N. Y.
A dispatch from Rome says: The Va
tician authorities express satisfaction with
the election of Mr. Harrison, at whose
hands tho Catholic interests of America
are not expected to suffer.
It was stated at Washington on the 11th
that returns indicated a very close divi
sion of the House. Either party would
not control it by more than one or two.
The second blast furnace of the Brooks
Iron Company at Reading, Pa., has started
Senor CasnLLO, on his arrival at Mad
rid from Seville, was stoned in his car
riage by a mob of Republicans. The up
roar lasted for a long time.
McCue's carriage factory and other
buildings were burned at San Francisco
on the 11th. Loss, $100,000; insurance,
Clearing house returns for week ended
November 10 showed an average decrease
of 6.6. In New York the decrease was
The Democrat has been censolidated
with the American, both of Nashville,
The dam question at El Paso, Tex., by
which it is claimed Mexico has over
stepped the boundary line of tho Rio
Grande, has been referred to Secretary
Negotiations for aTurco-German treaty
have been concluded and a draft of the
convention has been submitted to the Sul
tan. The first through express from Paris
arrived in Constantinople on the 10th.
The Anarchists had a demonstration on
the 11th at Waldheim cemetery, Chicago,
the anniversary of the execution of Spies,
et aL Several thousand persons were
present Demonstrations were held in
various other places, but they were with
out exciting incident
A "Washington Sunday paper intimates
that the National Republican is to be re
vived and that Washington is again to
have a Republican morning paper.
FbedericeNobb, his wife and daughter,
were burned to death in their -house at
Vernon Center, near Utica, N. Y., re
cently. M6ney was reported abundant in Lon
don during the week ended November 10.
Lord Salisbury's cautious remarks con
cerning foreign affairs somewhat checked
bull operators. In Paris money was easy
and the bourse dulL Vienna, Berlin and
Frankrort reported money matters quiet
Fire in New York City recently caused
20,000 damage to Cornell, Bingham &
Cc's paper warehouse and $50,000 damage
to the stock of Benedict & Valentine, book
binders and printers. Five persons were
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
About five o'clock the other afternoon
Georgie Henderson, nine years old, was
run over and killed by an "L." road train
at Wyandotte. She had been to her fa
ther's coal office and upon returning home
attempted to cross the track in front of
the train when she was struck and in
Miss Josie Porter, of Kansas City,
while going home from the theater with a
lady friend at Topeka the other night, was
insulted by a gambler, who asked to ac
company Miss Josie and her friend.
The3' attempted to move ou, but the man
persisted in following them, when Miss
Port- turned and suddenly struck him a
blow in the face, staggering him, and fol
lowed with another which laid him on the
sidewalk. By tin's time a policeman ap
peared who took the fellow in charge.
Three girls at tho reform school at To
peka on Hallowe'en night made of sheets
and pillows an eliigy of a man and then
placed it in the bedroom of Miss Gwenn,
one of their playmates. When tho girl
was preparing for bed, supposing herself
to be alone, she wa3 suddenly startled by
the apparition of the effigy and fell upon
the floor in a fit A physician was imme
diately summoned and he did all that was
in his power for her relief. All the next
day, however, the girl vibrated between
sudden fits of nervous fright and of hys
terics and sinking spells.
Post-offices have recently been estab
lished at Stranger, in Leavenworth Coun
ty, and another at Wheeler, in Cheyenne
Cresco is the name of a post-office lately
established in Sheridan County.
The livery barn of J. H. Davis, at Em
poria, was burned at two o'clock tho other
morning aud thirteen valuable horses
perished in the flames. Only two in the
barn were rescued. Most of tho burned
horses were owned by citizens and boarded
at tho stable. Fire supposed to have been
incendiary. Davis' stable was also burned
about four years ago.
Santa Fe employes affected by the re
cent ten per cent, reduction of wages
lately met at Topeka and passed resolu
tions of confidence in the company and
accepting tho reduction in the full belief
that at the earliest possible moment wages
will be ros.ored.
At Kansas City. Kan., the other day tho
body of a man about forty years old was
found in a pool of water. It was sup
posed that the man fell down a small em
atikment and was drowned. The body
had lain in the water probably ten
days. An envelope bearing the ad
dress of Michael Lewlan, Armourdale,
Kan., was found in the man's pocket, but
such a man had not resided in Armour
dale, according to those best acquainted
with that portion of tho city.
Returns received by telegraph and oth
erwise at Topeka up to the 10th gave the
total vote of Kansas for President at 315 -000.
of which Harrison received 180,500;
Cleveland,105,00a; Streeter,2J,000. and Fisk,
4,500. For Governor, Humphrey, 178,000;
Martin, 107.000; Elder, 25,000, and Botkin,
4,000. The Legislature is estimated to be
Senate, thirty-eight Republicans, two
Democrats; House, one hundred and
twenty-one Republicans and four Dem
ocrats. Topeka claims to be the banner Repub
lican city in the Union in proportion to
populatiou. She gave Harrison a majority
of 4,400. t
The post-office at Valdore, Graham
County, has been discontinued.
Patents lately issued to Kansas invent
ors: Washing machine, John Ahrends,
Monmouth; fasteners for sashes, etc.,
Dedrick G. Anderson and J. P. Roberts,
Paola; nut lock, Tyre C. Hughes, Kansas
City; rotary pump, William W. Lockwood,
Freeport; curtain roller bracket, sash lock,
etc., Samuel H. Scott, Chanute; ladder,
Henry C. Smith, Lawrence; flue stopper,
William P. Walter, Newton; fruit gather
er, Charles G. Wilson, Horace.
President Strong, of the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe, upon being informed of
resolutions passed at tho meeting of em
ployes at Topeka, wired an official a3 fol
lows: "The action of our employes in
proof of their loyalty to the company is
fully appreciated, and I wish I might re
turns thanks in person to each one."
Pensions lately granted to Kansas
veterans: Allen Davis, of Atwood;
Henry Grimm, of Wilmington; Solomon
Young, of Stockton; Absolom R. Shoe
maker, of Burr Oak; Robert T. Jackson,
Jr., of Leavenworth; Philip Geppart, of
Independence; Amariah C. Russ, of Win
dom; Solomon J. Gressom, of Sedan;
Robert Brown, of Baxter Springs; James
H. Roach, of Ellsworth; William Y. Good
wick, of Valley Cent r; Thomas J. Eeau
cbnmp, of Minneapolis; Lewis Geaugue, of
Abilene; Joseph Poe, of Hutchinson; Fred
erick O. .Andrews, of Clifton; .Franklin
Bourke, of the National Military Heme;
AndrowJ. Davis, of Voltairo; Jasper N.
Pope, of Dodge City; Catharine Palmer, of
Simpson; the minor child of Reuben S.
Weaver, of Lawronce; Mary Foster, of
Willis; Joseph Benson, of Ford; John
Dunn, of Newton; Samuel Burgot, of
Cheney: William T. Bayless, of Lawrence;
David Gailey, of Yates Center; James W.
Peak, of McCune; John E. Manuel, of
Holton; Frederick Moltz, of tho National
Military Home; John B. Ewing, of Dial;
Joseph W.Gallantine. of Wotmore; Samuel
H. Kling, of Sabetha; William Malone, of
Beattiel aud Clara J. Tabor, of Wichita.
The Board of Railroad Commissioners
recently visited Tyrone, Seward County,
to investigate the application of the citi
zens of that place for a station aud to com
pel the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska to
run their trains to that point. Tyrone is
on the line between Kansas and the In
dian Territory, five miles south of Liberal,
and tho railroad company only runs trains
to take stock from there.
A charter was recently granted to the
''Social Club" of Horton.
TnE African Methodist Episcopal Church
of Nicodeiuus has been incorporated.
TnE other night Mrs. Carpenter, wife
of the postmaster of Huron, while cooking
at a. gasoline stove was seriously if not
fatally burned. Her dress and most of
ber clothing were burned from her body.
Her hands, face and all the upper por
tion of her body were terribly burned and
her condition was extremely critical.
Emporia's creamery has been accepted.
The boys of Leavenworth, in playing
their tricks on Hallowe'en night did more
mischief than they probably anticipated.
They upset and placed a piece of sidewalk
near the resilience of Samuel Black in
such a positiou that a person stepping
on it would fall. Miss Black, the
only daughter of the former, proved the
victim, and while crossing it she was
thrown violently to the ground and beside
producing concussion of the brain she re
ceived other injuries that it was thought
would result in the young lady's death.
Few lead pencils were used in Kansas
on election day. The voting generally
The recent snow storm did considerable
damage to telegraph wires and materially
interfered with the railroads.
A few days since Ben Nail, a bright and
intelligent young man aged nineteen
years, and James Marshall and John
Seekler, Jr., went hunting south of Leav
enworth. While looking after some rab
bits Ben started in advance of the others
when the gun ia the hands of one of the
others accidentally went off and the
charge struck Ben in the back and enter
ing the heart killed him almost instantly.
John Henson, a farmer living near
Atchison, committed suicide while in a fit
of insanity the other afternoon by blowing
the whole top of his head off with a
musket He leaves a large family.
The name of tho post-office heretofore
known as Basel, in Nemaha County, sas
been changed to Bern. j
Frightful Coal Mine Explosion at
Nearly Two Hundred Men Entombed With
Uut Little Hope of Rescue Frantic
Women and Children Vainly Seek
ing: for Lost Ones.
Pittsburgh, Kan., Nov. 10. At 5:15
o'clock last evening an explosion awful in
the horror of its results, occurred at the
Cherokee and Pittsburgh Company's coal
shaft No. 2 at Frontenac, three miles north
of this city, and the report was distinctly
heard here. The working level of the
shaft is sixty-five feet below the surface
and at the time of the explosion 164 men
were down in the awful traps of death.
A few minutes later one man escaped by
the air shaft and since then twenty-four
have reached the surface by the same
There can be little doubt that the re
mainder have perished, as the main en
trance to the shaft is piled full of debris
and dead mules, and those escaping re
port crawling over dead men at every step
in the depths below. At least two thou
sand excited men, women and children are
gathered round the mouth of the shaft and
the cries of those whose husbands or
fathers are known to be below are heart
rending. Men are driven to desperation
by pitiful appeals from weeping women
and girls to get "the boys out before they
Entrance to the mine is being achieved
as fast as within human power, but the
main entrance is absolutely blocked and
imminent danger attends every attempt
by the air shaft Among tho anxious
crowds at the mouth of the shaft are
crowded every doctor from this city and
many from Girard, Litchfield and other
places in the county. Snow and rain havo
been falling since the accident and the
shivering crowd of half-dressed women
pleading for some one to give them tidings
of loved ones it pitiful.
The cause of the explosion can not be
now determined. A blast had just been
put in and a good deal of powder is known
to have been in the mine, but whether this
or a flame from the lamps ignited the gas
and did the deadly work no one yet knows.
No such horror has ever shocked tho peo
ple of Southern Kansas and a thorough
explanation of it will be demanded. At
least 137 men are now lying dead in the
St. Louis, Nov. 10. A special from
Pittsburgh, Kan., to the Republic gives the
following account of the coal mine explo
sion there last evening: A terrible explo
sion that broke windows in this little vil
lage and spread consternation among its
inhabitants occurred at dusk to-night
The violence of the shock was so great as
to hurl dishes from shelves and demolish
chimneys. Half an hour after the ex
plosion the villagers, who were pre
paring to go to the mines, were
startled by a ragged, bleeding man
who almost staggered into the arms
of the searchers. He said that No. 2 shaft
at Frontenac, a mining suburb of this
village, had been destroyed by an ex
plosion and that all the men in the mine
at the time, except himself and a Dane,
whom he left bleeding at the mouth of the
pit, wore undoubtedly dead. Horses were
quickly harnessed to wagons and in a few
minutes the villagers were hurrying
through a fierce snow and sleet storm
which was raging.
At the mouth of the mine the tremendous
force of the explosion was apparent There
were huge seams in the earth, and the
timbers of the hoisting apparatus were
shivered and burned. Foul gases were
escaping. Tho Dane who had escaped
with the men who alarmed the
villagers lay in tho mud with his
face covored with blood. For a long
time it was thought he was dead, but
he regained consciousness in a few hours
and is now at his home. He cau not speak
and does not know what caused the explo
sion. His clothes were in ribbons.
The man who reached this village with
the first tidings of the disaster and who
accompanied the rescuers back to the mine,
said the men were about to quit work for
the day when the explosion occurred. To
gether with tho Dane he had ridden in the
car to the top of the shaft when the earth
seemed to snap beneath him and tho next
thing he realized was the splashing of the
snow and water upon his face as he lay
with his comrade in the wreckage above
the mine. There were 100 men in the mine
at the time of the explosion, and as they
were at work 112 feet below the surface, it
is believed that no one survived the shock,
as the explosion must have destroyed
every thing in tho pit
Big fires were built near the mouth of
the pit and beside these blazing piles the
women of the entombed miners placed
their children, while they themselves tried
by all means of entreaties to induce the
miners from the other shafts to enter the
pit and rescue their relatives. One
rescuing party started down the shaft
at seven o'clock, but was forced to
turn back owing to the foul
air. Another attempt was made at nine
o'clock, but the plucky rescuers again
were forced to abandon their work. They
could hear no sound from tho chambers
below, and this leads old miners to be
lieve that all the men in the shaft have
perished. Other attempts will be made to
reach the entombed men before morning.
Those who started down the shaft early
in the evening say that the shock has de
stroyed whole drifts and that it is possible
that the men in the lower levels are buried
beneath tons of slate. Black damp is
supposed to have caused the explosion.
Most of the miners at these shafts came
originally from Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Democrats Concede California.
San Francisco, Nov. 9. The count of
106 precincts in the city out of 176 give
Harrison 24,980; Cleveland, 27,693. The
Republican State Committee claim the
State by from 10,000 to 12,030. The Demo
cratic State Committee concedes the State
to the Republicans, but with a small ma
jority. The latest figures indicate the
election of four Republican Congressmen.
Three of the Congressional districts ore
Banner Republican County.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 9. Complote returns
from all the precincts in Shawnee County
show the greatest Republican gains of any
county in Kansas. The net gain in the
county is over 2,600 and the city over
2,000, making Topeka, according to the
statistics furnished by the American Al
manac, the strongest Republican city in
the United States in proportion to the
population. General Harrison will have
4,400 majority and Governor Humphrey
and the balance of the State ticket over
4,800. In spite of the claims of Judge
Martin's friends that he would carry this
county Humphrey ran less than 100 behind
the National ticket In Judge Martin's
ward the Republican gain was greatest
Pittsburgh, Po., Nov. 9. The death of
Dr. D. Hostetter, the millionaire, of this
city, has created considerable of a flutter
among the life insurance companies of
this country. He was the most heavily in
sured man in the United States. He car
ried policies on his life aggregating $350,
000. These were distributed as follows:
Mutual Life Company, $50,000; New York
Life $100,000; Equitable, 100,000; North,
western, $30,000; Providence Life Trust,
$20,000; Mutual Benefit, $50,000. The New
York Life will pay an addition of $27,000;
Had Dr. Hostetter's health not been so bad
In the last year, he would have Increased
the amount of his insurance to $500,000.
THE PITTSBURGH CALAMITY.
Marvelous Itcccao of a JUner After a Long
Imprisonment Head and Wounded.
Pittsburgh, Kan., Nov. 12. Tho search
ing parties at the Frontenac m:ne worked
without cessation all Saturday and yes
terday, but only three additional bodies
have been taken out
At five o'clock yesterday morning the
relief squad working at the foot of the
main shaft were astonished to see an ap
parition approaching them. It was not
one of their party, and they did not be
lieve that there was a living man in the
mine beside themselves. Their surprise
can, therefore, be imagined when the
mysterious visitor staggered up to them,
dimly outlined by the uncertain light of
their lamps and greeted them with, "Here,
fellows, let me have a light" It was
Henry Burns, who had for thirty-six hours
been counted among the Iesr.
Tho poor fellow was quickly taken to tho
surface and there told the story of oue of
the most remarkable escapes from death
on record. He was slightly delirious but
there was considerable coherency in his
account He related his story as follows:
"I was working in the first room, first
north ontry, east side, when there was a
roar and a shock, and I knew no more.
All was blank until I awoke in darkness.
At first Ithought 1 had been asleep and in
fact was so bewildered that I did not know
whether I was in this world or the next
Managing to make a light with my
only remaining match I found that my
watch had stopped at five o'clock, but did
not know tho day or whether it was morn
ing or evenfng. I was suffering internal
agonies from inhaling the after-damp, but
was otherwise unhurt and proceeded to
make my way to the foot of the shaft I
do not know how long the journey lasted."
After being removed to the open air
Burns bocatue more nervous and delirious
and could not be made to understand the
full significance of what he had under
gone. He could not realize that two
nights and a day had passed since he lost
consciousness, and insisted that people
were joking when they told him it was
Sunday morning. He is being well cared
for aud will be all right in a few days.
Thirty-nine dead bodies have been
taken from the mine and it is probable
that there are nine or ten still under the
masses of coal not yet cleared away. The
last corpse removed was that of Charley
Rosenberg, a mule driver, who was found
in the stable.
Of the thirty-nine bodies taken out
thirty-three have been identified, as fol
lows: George Crbxton, Leon Malle, Her
man Smith, William Miller, David Tweed.
James O'Hare, Frank Merchlinger, Robert
Pritchett Louis Bertslini, William Tim
bers, Charles Tosca, Alexander Lecorder,
Pasa Baba, Joseph Tolita, William A.Fos
ter, Dan Randall, Frank Thompson, John
Jones, John Connors, Daniel Limb, Anto
nio Bianca, Henry Hansom, Ed Edness.
George Koemer, Gustave Dufroen, Alex
ander Siptry, Dan Brenot John Condes.
Lon Dewer, August Barber, Frank Puce,
Edward Malle, Charles Rosenberg.
The wounded ten in number were all
badly burned and asphyxiated, and four
of them will probably dio. Their names
are: Jnmes Blair, dangerously hurt;
William Shafer, dying; F. Seelpock; John
Burns; H. Runga, seriously injured:
Thomas Roe, dangerously hurt; F. Leigh;
Joseph Miller, dangerously hurt; Dan
Deunehy; Dock Jones.
There is one point which seems to sub
stantiate the theory of the miners that
tbore must be a number of bodies under
the fall at the foot of tho main shaft and
that is this: There aro thirty-nine dead
and fifteen more or less seriously wounded
positively accounted for a total of fifty
four. One hundred and sixty-four men
went into the mine on the morning of the
fatal day, leaving 110 to be beard from.
Some of them doubtless quit work durinc
the day, and others are known to have left
shortly before tho explosion. Others still
escaped after tho explosion, fifteen being
positively known to havo done so. This
leaves ninety-five, a much larger numbei
than many of the miners believe got out
FIGHT AT BEVIER.
Strikers and Imported Swedes Shoot With
Macon, Mo., Nov. 12. About 200 striking
miners and thirty-five Swedes stood on
opposite sides of the street in Bevierat9:3C
o'clock Saturday night and shot at each
other for ten minutes, and as a result
Charles Anderson, a young Swede, was
mortally wounded, and two others received
less dangerous bullet wounds. The trouble
then quieted down. No one was arrested
and it is not likely any will be as the par
ties differ as to which fired the first shot.
Thomas Williams, the postmaster of Be
vier, says he was shot at while standing
in front of his store by some one of the
Swedes and that this started the trouble,
while the new men claim that when three
of their number were returning from town
some one fired at them from behind the
depot The telegraph operator at Bovior,
after two shots had passed through his
office, left his instrument and sought
refuge from the flying bullets. None of
tho town officers attempted to quell the
disturbance or arrest any offenders. The
sheriff of Macon County summoned a
posse of twenty men and took them to the
depot at Macon. Here they remained all
night waiting for orders.
Yesterday every thing was quiet, and at
present no further disturbance is looked
for. The operators were not concerned in
this latest altercation, it being merely a
fight between the men. Thomas E. War
dell brought in thirty Swedes from Chi
cago last week, and they will all bo set to
work to-day. The mines are now all
working with imported labor. There is a
report which has not been substantiated
that one of the strikers was killed and was
Flour Duty Reduced.
Washington, Nov. 11. The United
States Consul at Lisbon has informed the
Department of State that the duty on
wheat flour imported into Portugal has
been lowered from 30 to 24 reis a kilo
gramme. Barnnm Dying.
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 10. A telegram
from Lime Rock, Conn., at 9:40 a. m.,
posted at the Western Union telegraph
office, says: Hon. William H. Barnum is
Here are two stories about Horace
Greeley: Mr. Greeley was sensitive to
errors in his proofs, and sometimes broke
loo3e in thunders of reprobation. A serious
blunder of this sort turned the milk of
kindness into koumiss, which exploded
and deluged the office, making printers
and proof readers pale at the element
which engulfed them. An inverted comma,
stung him like a mosquito. A mistake in
a table of election returns set him into
such a fury as the red flag of the picodor
dindles in tho Catalonian bulL "Hender
son," he said once to the compiler of these
sterile statistics, who had made an error
of two votes in the returns from the Molly-mnck-a-muck
district in tho Mooselnc
maguntic region of Northeastern Maine.
"I discharge you; I don't want to see
your face around here any more." But
Henderson was at his post as usual next
morning. "How is this, Hendcrson?"said
George Ripley, as he came into the office
at the ordinary hour. "I thouiht Mr.
Greeley discharged you yesterday."
"Yes, he did," said Henderson, "but I
didn't put any confidence in what ho
said." One day Mr. Greeley wrote that if
a man were to shoot haphazard out of a
window ho would be morally responsible
for -what he might do. In print the "hap
hazard" became Mhalf-a-yard," a rhetori
cal conversion which so depressed Mr.
Greeley's spirits that he had no strength
left to discharge anybody, not even Hen
derson, which was his constant resource j
In great emotional crises. N. T". Tribune.
Members Chosen to the Next Senate aa!
Houses of Representatives.
The Republican State Central Com
mittee, at Topeka, has received tele
grams from every county in tho State,
which shows the complexion of the next
Legislature to be as follows: Senate
Thirty-eight Republicans, two Democrats;
House One hundred and twenty-one Re
publicans, four Democrats.
First district, John Schilling, Hiawatha. R.
Second district. Henry Ellison. Atchison, B,
Third district Ed Carroll. Leavenworth. D.
Fourth district, W. J. Buchan. Kansas City,
Fifth district T. M. Carroll, Paola, R.
Sixth district Joel Moody. Mound City. B.
Seventh district, W. W. Martin, Fort Scott, B.
Eighth district, M. a Kelley, MuUberry
Ninth district W. S. Norton, Scammoar
Tenth district, R. L. Sharp, Parsons. D.
Eleventh district S. S. Kirkpatrick, Fredo
Twelf h district D. McTapgart, Liberty. R.
Thirteenth district L. G. Woodward, Neosho
Fourteenth district R. W. M. Roe. Gren
Fifteenth district J. L. Senior. Waveriy, B.
Sixteenth district, John C. Rankin, Que
ncmo,R. Seventeenth district W. C. Howard, Vin
land.R. Eighteenth district T. A. Osborn. Topeka, B.
Nineteenth district, C. F. Johnson. Oska
Twentieth district John K. Wright Junction
Twenty-first district R. M. Emory, Seneca, B.
Twenty-second district, E. A. Berry, Marys
vfllcR. Twenty-third district F. P. Harkness, Clay
Twenty-fourth district H, E. Rlchter, Council
Twenty-fifth district Edwin Tuoker, Eure
Twenty-sixth district T. B. Murdock, El Do
Twenty-seventh district L. P. Kin?, Arkan
sas City, R.
Twenty-eighth district J- W. Forney, Belle
Twenty-ninth district O. H. Bentley, Wich--Ita.
Thirtieth district H.B.Kelley, McPherson, B
Thirty-first district J. G. Mohlcr, Salina, R.
Thirty-second district, E. E. Swearingen,
Concord! . R.
Thirty-third district J. H. Mechem, Man
Thirty-fourth district F. M. LoUard, Nor
Thirty-fifth district R- R- Hays, Osborne, R.
Thirty-sixth district, E. L. Chapman, Great
Thirty-seventh district F- E. Gillette, King
- Thirty-eighth district F. C. Price. Ash
Twenty-ninth district J- W. Rush, Larncd.B.
Fortieth district Hill P.Wilson. Hays City, B.
House of Representatives.
Allen County, E. D. Laccy, Moran, R.
Anderson County, F. G. Barber, Garnett B.
Atchison County, S. R. Stevenson. Atchison,
R. ; W. M. Walker. Efllngham, R.
Barber County, R. L. Carter, Lake City, R.
Barton County, W. R. Rice, R.
Bourbon County. W. M. Rice, Ft Scott, B.;
John Bishop, Fulton, It
Brown County, William HounelL R.
Butler County. D. M. Elder. El Dorado, R.; D.
W. Poe. Leon, R.
Chase County, C. I. Maule, Strong City, R.
Chautauqua County, C. F. Fairfax. Peru, R.
Cherokee County, J. S. Gillespie, Keelville.B.;
John W. Herron, Weir City. R.
Cheyenne County, H. Benson, R.
Clay County, John Malaby, Clay Centre. R.
Clark County. Thomas E. Berry, Ashland, B.
Cloud County, J. W. Brown, Clyde, R.; J. O.
D. Bland. Concordia, R.
Coffey County, J. W. Burnett Le Roy, R.
Comanche County, J. M. Canon, R.
Cowley County, A. H. Limerick, Wingatc, R.1
J. OCampbell, Arkansas City, R.: S.M. FjILR.
Crawford County, W. D. Ford, Pittsburg. R.;
F. Loomas, Crawford township, R.
Davis County, M. C. Linscott Milford. It
Decatur County, W. D. Street Oberha, R.
Dickinson County, J. W. Gibson, R. ; J. B
Burton, Abilene, R.
Doniphan County, J. D. Williamson, Troy, B.
Douglas County, Dr. William Evatt Law
rence, It: John IC Rankin. Lawrence, R.
Edwards County. L. G. Boies, Kinsley. R.
Elk County, C. White. Longton, R.
Ellis County, James H. Recdcr, Ellis. R.
Ellsworth County, A. N. McLennan, Ells
Ford County, M. W. Sutton, Dodge City. R.
Franklin County, J. M. Mechem, Norwood,
R.: H. J. Smith, Ottawa, R.
Finney County, C. J. Jones, Garden City, R.
Garfield County, W. M. Sped:. R.
Gove County, J. L. Cook. Gove City, R.
Graham County, James Gordon, R.
Grant County, Edward Patton. Appomatox B.
Gray County. J. C. Jennings. R.
Greenwood County, Nelson Brigham, R.
Greeley County, B. M. Chambers, R.
Hamilton County, J. W. Bishop, Syracuse.
Harper County, A. Martin, R.
Harvey County, L. E. Steele. Newton, R.
Haskell County. S. P. Axtcll, Santa Fe. R.
Hodgeman County, R. J. Kenyon. Jetmore, B.
Jackson County. T. K. Koach. Holton, R.
Jefferson County.A. J. Perry. Nortonville, R.;
Frank Swallow, Valley Falls, R.
Jewell County, H. B. White, R.; G. S. Bat
tey, Jewell City, R.
Johnson County, Nick Reitz. R.
Kearney County, Pcrcey Russell, Lakin. R.
Kingman County, H. A. Lea, Kinsman, R.
KIown County, D. M. Smalley, Splvey.
Labette County, W. Cr nston, Parsons. R.;
H S. Coley, Oswego. R.: Hileman, Edna, R.
Lane County, B. H. Tracy, Dighton, R.
Leavenworth County. L. C. Hay, R.: James
F. Legate, Leavenworth, R.; F. WeUhouse, R.;
W. R. Faulkner. D.
Lincoln County, J. D. Miller, Lincoln, R.
Linn County, J. P. Kenca, LaCygne, R.
Logan County, R. I. Rea, R.; J. J. Condon,
Lyon County, J. J. Wright Emporia, B;
Fremont Miller, Admire, It
Marion County, E. W. Hoch, Marion, R.; J.
H. C. Brewer, Peabody. R.
Marshall County, Wellington Doty, U. L. and
D.; Fred A. Stocks, Blue Rapids, R.
McPherson County, C. A. Swcnson. Linds
borg, R.; O. H. Spencer. McPherson, R.
Miami County, M. L. Parmer, R.; J. H. Rhea,
Mitchell County, L. S. Tuckcr.tCawker City.R.
Montgomery County. J. B Zclgler. Independ
ence. R; D. Stewart Elliot Coffcyville, R.
Morris County, M. L. Richie, Council Grove,B.
Morton County, B. C. Mitchell, Richfield, R.
Meade County, A. H. Heber, Meade Cen
Nemeha County, D. M. Younkman, R.; W. J.
Bailey, Bailey ville, R,
Neosho County. P. W. Mess. Osage Mis
sion, R.; W. W. Miller, R.
Ness County, R. J. McFarland, Ness City, B.
Norton County, F. M. Durall. Norton. It
Osage County, G. W. Carpenter, Carbondala,
R.; J. V. Admire, Osage City, R.
Osborne County, Z. T. Walrond, 03borne, B.
Ottawa County, K. B. Crew, Dclphos, R.
Pawnee County, Henry Booth. Larned, R.
Phillips County, D. L. Smith. Lon Tsland, R.
Pottawatomie County, W. B. Benton, R.; S.
R. Timmons, R.
Pratt County, T. E. Simpson, Pratt Cea
Rawlins County, A. Nichols Cbardon. R.
Reno County, H. M. Wisler. Hutchinson, B.;
J.N. High, B.
Republic County, A. D. Wilson, R.; G. T.
Davles, Republic City. R.
Rice County, E. A. Deupree, Lyons. R.
Riley County, Roland Davics, Bala, R.
Rooks County, Ell Sherman, Stockton, B.
Rush County, E. C Tritt Hampton. K.
Russell County, Otis L. Athcrton, Russcu, B.
Saline County, Jonathan Weaver, Salina, R.
Scott County, .8. W. Case, Scott City. D.
Sedewlck County, George L. Douglas, B.;
E. W. Phillips. Salem, R.; H. a Boyle, R,
Seward County, W. H. Dey, Liberal town
Shawnee County. H. C Safford. North To
peka, R.; G. W. Veale. Topeka. R.; J. B. Mc
Afee. Topeka. R. . ,
Sheridan County, M. A. Chancer", Hoxie. R.
Sherman County, E. F. Murphy. R.
Smith County, Lemuel Faulkner, R.
Stafford County, W. M. Campbell. U. L.
Stanton County, M. P. Julien, Johnson
Summer County. Dr. Jane way, Mayftcld, B.;
Ledru Guthrie, Wellington. R.;S. H. Horner,
Thomas Comity. J. M. Stewardson. Colby, R.
Trego County. B. J. F. Hanna, WaKeeney, B.
Wallace County, Charles Edwards. B
Wabaunsee County, A- F. Wade, Keene. R.
Washington County. J. I- Edwards, Haddam,
B.:. B. Needham. Clifton, R.
Wichita County, a P. Triplott Leoti, R.
Wilson County, John B. Rowc, LaFon
Woodson County, J. H. Hale, Eminence
township, B. "
Wyandotte County, G. L. Coates, Armew
dale, B.; W. H. Younjr, Pomeroy, R.