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TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Skweii gns Is destroyed by electricity
In London under a process dovlscd by
Hartley Fcwsom, and the efficacy of the
plan is endorsed by several sanitary in
spectors, health officers and others.
Sir Julius Von Haas, tho geologist,
Bays tho geysers in Yellowstone Park
will soon develop into volcanoes, as
those of New Zealand have recently
done. Where woro several hot goysers
and a beautiful lako thero aro now thrco
mud volcanoes in full blast
Compared with a young man named
Godcan, in Paris, Dr. Tanner was a
heavy-weight gourmand, if a recent
number of the Figaro can bo relied
upon. This Godcau is said to have lived
five years without ever tasting a mouth
ful of food or drinking a drop of water.
The world's blind are computed to
number about 1,000,000, or about one
-sightless person in every 1,400 inhabi
tants. Tho proportion is greatest in
Egypt and least in New Zealand. Ger
many has the greatest number of insti
tutions for the blind, and America is
eighth on the list.
When cocaino first came into use, it
was sold at the rate of twelve hundred
dollars a pound. The increased demand
for the drug has so stimulated tho pro
duction, and reduced the price, that it is
now quoted at two cents and a half per
grain, or about a hundred and forty
four dollars per pound.
According to the New York Mail
and Express? figuring, James Gordon
Bennett's steam yacht Namouna, costs
her owner 9100,000 a year to keop her
manned and in running order. This
ncludcs the wages of officers, seamen,
firemen, carpenters, etc, coal, grubaud
other necessary expenses.
A Manitoba farmer has succeeded in
crossing the buffalo with native cattle,
so that tho absolute extinction of the
species on this continent will probably
be arrested; and the bust part of the
business is that the hybrid stock will
furnish excellent robes, differing little in
quality from those furnished by the wild
denizens of the prairie.
A correspondent in the Washington
Post gives the following palindrome (a
sentence that reads backward as well
as forward), said to havo originated
with the great Napoleon. While in
exile he was asked if he still thought he
could conquor Europe and replied:
"Able was I ere I saw Elba." The
Pott editor says: "Nap always spoke
English on St Helena."
In the Swiss village of Meyrin soma
disused wells have been hermetically
sealed to serve as barometers. On a
fall of atmospheric pressure air escapes
through a small hole in the well cover,
blowing a whistle, and thus giving
warning of a coming storm, but when
the outside pressure is increasing tl e
air being forced into the well causes a
different sound and announces the prob
ability of line weather.
Ofk one of the tea ships which lately
arrived at Portland, Or., was secured a
singular bird, called the Japanese tum
bler. It has the habit of jumping from
its perch, turning a somersault and
coming down on the perch all standing,
and this trick it will perform dozens of
times in succession, till beholders deem
the bird demented. It is considerably
larger than a canary, and of rather
pretty plumage, but not much in the
Prince Louis N apoleon, who landed
at San Francisco a tew days ago, and
who proposes to make a tour through the
United States, is tho eldest son of Princo
Bonaparte, called in Paris "Plon-plon."
This young Princo is the hope of the
Bonapartists in France. He is a hand
some young fellow, with something of
the Bonaparte look, and is about twenty-three
years old. His father visited
the United States in 1862, and was at a
famous review at Manassas of Confed
The holders of National bank stock
will be much interested in a decision
rendered few days ago by Judge Wal
lace, of the United States Circuit Court
for the district of New York. A year ago
tax receiver levied a tax upon certain
.shares of National bank stock. The
banks joining the shareholders, obtained
an injunction restraining the collection
of the tax. Thirty-five banks moved to
have this injunction mado permanent,
and Judge Wallace's decision is in de
nial of this motion.
The pig is agaim making trouble in
British India. Serious difficulty was
cause years ago by tho report that the
cartridges served to the Mohammedan
soldiers in the British Indian army were
greased with the fat of the abhorred
hog. Desperate roting between the
Mohammedans and Hdus has taken
place in consequence of some Hindus
tying a pig in a Mohammedan mosque,
and the db-covery that tho butter served
to the Mohammedans is adulterated
with lard has caused intense excite
Workmen engaged in bnildlng a
fcranch rai.road near Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
after making a blast in a shell rock,
and upon clearing away the broken
tone, found what appeared to he the
bodies of two well-preserved animals.
' They also found the petrified head of a
Monster .snake. The specimens are
' strange-looking and will weigh 200
-parade each. One of them, has the pep-
' Jeel head and features of a bear, while
,. she ether k a strand-looking saurian
MMwef wj. jpsMiUi resembling tm
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Packersand Employ ob Look Thorns
on the Bight Hour Rule.
Nearly Seventeen Thousand Mm Out 4.
Loaf and Bitter Struggle Evident.
Chicago, Oct IS. There is no prospect
ct an early settlement of the packers'
strike. The packing-house firms come to
the relief of Armour by saying that they
hre as much responsible for the stand
taken as he, and that thoy will stand to
gether to the last. They claim that Ar
mour has 1,500 men employed and mors
arriving dally. Armour's beef-packers
were ordered out this morning. Delegate
Barry, referring to the ordering out of
these men, said: "We have formally de
clared war on the big pork specula
tor, and It will be war to the knits
and knife to the htlt. I shall get to
Richmond now before the convention ad
journs, and you may depend upon it that
Armour's meats throughout the United
States will be an unknown quantity In less
than three months. We Intend to fight an
aggressive battle, and Armour, with his mil
lions, will either be brought to terms or rele
gated to the position of a retired, If not a
bankrupt, pork-packer. As far as the men
are concerned, we shall take care of them.
Besides, the closing down of the industry
here does not necessarily do away with it al
together. The demand is bound to be met;
if not here, elsewhere." During a confer
ence this evening between Delegates Butler
and Barry on the one side, and P. D. Ar
mour and 8. W. Allerton, two of tho
wealthiest packers, on the other, the sug
gestion that a long strike would result in
great loss financially, and the loss of life,
perhaps, besldo, elicited from Armour
the sentiment that loss of life cut
no fleure In the case: it was a
question of right or wrong, and
(right was going to prevail at any cost.
Nearly seventeen thousand men, in addi
tion to those alreadv out. refused to eo to
work this morning, in obedience to the or
der ol tne .Executive iloara ol Uistrlct As
sembly No. f7, Knights of Labor, of which
Delegate Butler is Master Workman. Al
most every regularly employed workman
in the house quit, and ten sheep butchers
quit this morning. The beef and sheep
butchers made great sacrifice In obeying,
for they enjoyed good pay and eight hours,
but not a man of them failed to go out.
Bwift & Morris, rivals of Armour, are
thus enabled to eclipse the tatter's beef
trade, unless he can resume work at ouca
with non-Union men and this Armour
is attempting to dn. Finkerton guards
have been larselv Increased at the yards.
and each' prominent packer's residence hi
guarded to-night by two stalwart police
men, who refuse to allow even reporters to
set loot on me premises.
THE CHECK RETURNED.
Editor Dana Refutes to Allow the O rants
to Far That Bill.
New York, Oct 15. Colonel Fred. Grant
has written a lotter to the editor of the
Sun, saying that while the Grant family
regards the bill of Holmes & Co., the under
takers, who embalmed the Gcueral's
bo.lv as unjust, tbev did not wish to see
others suffer by reason of it, and he there-
lore encloses airs, urant's check lor 1500,
the amount of Holmes & Co. 'a bill. To
this, Mr. Dana replies that as the Grant
family regard the bill as improper, there
is no reason why the b'vn should be reim
bursed tor its payment of the same, aud
the check is therefore returnod.
To'ti to Pieces by Hogs.
Mocnt Sterling, III., Oct. 15. Mrs.
GreenwelL, a widow, aged seventy years,
left borne on Tuesday afternoon between
three and four ocluck to visit Mr. MeWil
liams, distant about three-quarters of a
mile. She did not return on Tuesday
night, but nothing strange was thought
of that; but anxiety came when
Wednesday morning did not bring
her, and search was made, and after
a time the bones and pieces of her bloody
flesh were found surrounded by a drove of
hogs, who were fighting over her remains,
which were identified by scraps of clothing;
as those of Mrs. Greenwell. It is supposed
that the old lady fainted, and that the bogs
attacked her before she regained couauluiu
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A Bad Dakota Jsdga.
Pierre, Dak., Oct. 15. Judge MrCann,
one of the most prominent men of Sully
County, has suddenly disappeared, and it is
reported that he has fled to Canada. The
Judge has appropriated a considerable
amount of money belonging to other par
tics entrusted to bis caro. McCormick
Reaper Company and others are iutei estud.
Mctann's office was declared vacant )es
terday aud another appointment made.
Broke Hit Neck.
Detroit, Oct 15. Robert Jamieson, a
stone-mason, about twenty-eight years old,
was instantly killed this noon by being
knocked from a scaffold by a falling stone
at the new engine-house on Russell street
He was on a scaffold twenty-five feet above
the ground repairing an unsafe wall much
a large stone fell out of the wall, crushiug
bis skull and knocking him to the ground,
the fall breaking his neck.
Janitor Titus Found Guilty.
Belviukre, N. J., Oct 15. The jury In
the Titus case rendered a verdict of murder
in the first degree for killing Tillie Smith.
Foreman take burst into tears alter an
nouncing the verdict On the first ballot
the jury stood 9 to a against the prisoner
as guilty of murder in the first degree.
To Try Sam Patch' Feat.
Rochester, N. Y., Oct 15. Donovlo.who
jumped off the Brooklyn bridge. Is here
examining the Genesee Falls, where Sam
Patch made his celebrated leap to death
over fifty years ago. Donovin will erect a
platform and attempt the same leap.
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Richmond, Va., Oct 15. Minneapolis
has been selected as the place for holding
the next annual convention of the Genuial
Assembly of the Knights of Labor after a
long and tedious contest
New York, Oct 15. There were 179 fail-
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The Drpartment of Missouri.
Washington, Oct 15. General Wilcox,
recently promoted, has beeu ordered to
assume command of the Departments of
A great deal of talk has been
caused at Dunkirk, N. Y.. by the un
timely and unexpected return, after
seventeen years' absence, of three
married fishermen. They had been
cast away in Greenland. Like three
Enoch Arises, they have returned to
find three Philips in their places, or, as
the repovts put it, "their wives in the
meantlrje bad taken other husbands."
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A Lot Angeles (Cal.)paper, having
no appreciation of the beautiful, com-
Elaius: "There are too many artists
ere, and not enough tillers of the soil;
too many people trying to paint sunsets
and picturesque scenes, and too few
who are willing to set out Tines and
plant orange trues."
A careless nurse In Providence, R.
L. left her little charge in Its carriage
on the sidewalk while she went into a
BtOrfL Thfl Wind rnllarl ihn nmvrlatvm tl
the sidewalk. It overturned and
ingntenea a horse, which, in plunging,
crushed tho poor little baby's head.
No, no, it is not egotism; It is Just
a way the Ohio editor has of talking.
Instead of saying "it rained here yes
terday," he srs: "Wt wet pleased
teaee it raining our tew
MORE FOOLISH THAN CRIMINAL.
Inyder and Rrowa, Anarchists, Discharged
nn Their Owa Recognisance.;
CniCAoo, Oct a-Wm. & Snyder and
Thomas Brown, the two Anarchists who
have been held in jail since the Haymarket
riot and were Indicted for' riot and con
spiracy in connection with that affair,
were this morning discharged upon their
own recognizance by Judge Gary. Mr.
Grlnnell requested this disposition of the
prisoners, and It is probable that they
never will be tried. Snyder is an Amerl
can by birth. Brown is the only Irishman
connected with the events of May 4, save
the policemen. Both men are quite young
and are considered by the officials more
foolish than criminal,
A MISPLACED SWITCH.
Two Men Killed and Several Injured la a
East Liverpool, O., Oct. 13. At a quar
ter past twelve o'clock this morning an
east-bound might train on tho Cleveland
and Pittsburgh Railroad ran through an
open switch and Into a shifting engine
standing on the siding at this station.
William Walker, brakemsn, was instantly
killed and Fireman Peck was fatally in
jured. Several other members of both
crews were seriously Injured. The engine
and a unmber of cars were demolished,
causing a loss to the railroad of (25,000.
The killed and injured are residents of
Strange Conduct of an Aged Wife.
Bedai.ia, Mo., Oct 13. Quite a sensa
tional trial of an insanity case was con
cluded to-day at Warsaw, Benton County,
which was instituted for the purpose of se
curing the appointment of a guardian for
Mr. D. C. Allen, of that county,
a gentleman worth some 130,000. The
petition was made by his wife,
at a previous trial In September;
the jury failed to agree. To-day the de
fense produced a letter showing that the
wife had been corresponding with some
party Bast In response to an advertisement,
and had proposed to meethlm in St Louts.
The revelation came like a thunder-clap,
and the prosecuting attorney dismissed the
case at once. The strangest part of the
affair Is that Mr. and Mrs. Allen are an
aged couple who have married daughters,
and have apparently always lived happily
All Europe on Thorns.
Londox, Oct 12. The comments of .ae
hole European press on the Eastern ques
tion evince increasing uneasiness. From
St Petersburg little news is received, but a
feeling of anxiety prevails there. Roubles
have fallen to a lower point than was
reached on the announcement of the Plevna
disaster. The Italian papers strongly urge
an alliance between Italy and England. It
is currently rumored at Constantinople
that France, Russia aud Turkey are on the
eve of coming to an understanding, and
that Turkey will send an ultimatum to
England demanding the Immediate evacu
ation of Egypt
An Assistant Postmaster Skips.
Tnor, N. Y Oct 13. Word was received
at the post-office berj yesterday from As
sistant Postmaster Burridge that he was
111. He had not been at his post since Sat
urday, but nothing wrong was suspected
until late In the afternoon of yesterday,
when a requnst was received from the Now
York postal authorities for a receipt for
$3,700 sent to the Troy office. It was then
discovered that this amount was missing,
and inquiry at Burridge's house failed to
discover his whereabouts. It is thought he
has fled to Canada.
New Yonx, Oct. 12. There promises to
be serious trouble immediately following
the probation of Samuel J. Tilden's will.
Creditors of the New Lebanon drug factory,
who hold claims for 1270,000 on the old con
cern, which it is alleged that Mr. Tilden
agreed to pay, will put in a claim for that
amount, and proposes to break the will on
the plea that It Is too general In its terms.
Should they meet with success, their claims
will be satisfied out of the estate, and tha
Tilden relatives will get fortunes.
Statne or Columbus Unveiled.
8t. Louis, Oct 12. The statue of Chris
topher Columbus, recently erected, in
Tower Grove Park, In the southwestern
part of this city, was unveiled this after
noon in the presence of a large audience.
The statue is of hrnma. hami,, !. i. .-
Von Miller, of Munich, and stands upon a
mssouri granite peaenat niteen leet high.
It is a gift to the city by Henry Shaw, tha
owner of the famous Shaw's Garden, who
has also arantad In tha n.w -.a
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given to the city, statues of Humboldt and
, Prosperous Dakota.
Washington, Oct 12. There were 29,481
new filinff last Tur nn tl, vinttlt.. !.. r
Dakota under the three general Land laws,
comprising an area of 3,598,300 aces. The
Northern Pacific Railroad Company sold
25,000 acres during the year. Population
increased eighty-five thousand, giving the
Territory a total of fully five hundred
thousand Inhabitants, and eight hundred
miles of railroad were constructed.
Anarchism Held in Ball.
Chicago, Oct 12. John Beck, Gottfried
Dahler, Jost Hammer and Adolph Hansen,
the men arrested for assaulting Gottfried
Waller, the Anarchist who turned State's
evidence, were arraigned before Justice
Kersten this moraine. Ther wars hM far
examination under bail aggregating 1900
A Congressman's Mishap.
Alixandbia, Minx., Oct, 12. Congress
man Knute Nelson, who was nlekiwl nn nn.
conscious in the lake last night, revived
this morning and is now able to walk about
While out fishing be hooked a big pickerel
and in his efforts to land him tha hni
turned suddenly .and he fell into tha water.
A Colored Woman Mast Hans;.
Bausbuby. N. C Oct. I9.n.u.
Scales has refused to grsnt a commutation
of sentence of Lucy Morgan, colored, who
fantlcldeT '" "T.rw.
Dropped Dead While lnoinjr,
FORTMMD. Ml.. Oct. 12UW Arl.lh..
Baker, a rt tUny-flr. dropped dead lait
eYTaminsT whilau ifsHiAiiia sat- a k.ll i.. a
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was formerly an actress with the Fanny
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Damage oa the Lower Coast,
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umm una uKitu i rum tne tower coast re
garding the effect of last night's storm.
The damage Is estimated at 1100.000.
The Freedom of the Press.
BlSXIH. Oct. 19. .Tha Mlltn . o
paper goes to prison two years for print-
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Hutschenreuter, the Bavarian Premier's
father-in-law, after witnessing to-day the
trial and sentence for libeling the Premier,
rap opt of the Court-room and committed
suicide. He bad grown sick at seeing
numbers of editors, fathers of families,
imprisoned for press offence.
Strike ol" Northwestern Switchmen
Chicago. Qot- VLTha ra,ih... 41.-
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have gone -nnstrUM.
Turkey Will Not Join Her Against
England and Austria.
The. Wily Muscovite llaltt Oat a Very
Tempting Bait France Was la the
Scheme Also, With a Tender
Losdok, Oct 14. The PotV Vienna cor
respondent asserts that Turkey has rejected
Russian overtures for joint action against
England and Austria. The inducement
offered was the reoccupation of Bosnia and
Hersegovlna by Turkey ; Russia to proclaim
a protectorate over and to occupy Bul
garia; Egypt to be occupied by a mixed
French and Turkish garrison under the su
preme command of a French General, and
Greece to be given back her lost territory.
The proposals also referred to a Russian
campaign against India. France strongly
supported Russia, and offered financial as
sistance to Turkey.
BEitLM, Oct 18. The Government has
received a long dispatch from Herr Thlel
mann, the German Agent at Sofia. He de
scribes the position of affairs as extremely
.critical. It is reported that Russia has no
tified the Powers of the necessity for the
immediate occupation of Bulgaria.
Pabii, Oct. 13. The Temps says that
England will send circulars to the Powers
prepariug the way for concerted moral
support to Bulgarian independence.
AN AWFUL CALAMITY.
dablne Pass, Tex., Overflowed and Destroy
ed Sixty-Are Lives Are Known
to be Lost.
New Orleans, Oct 18. Chief operator
West, of the Western Union Telegraph
Company, ha received the following mes
sage from the operator at Orange, Tex. :
"The town of Sabine Pass was totally de
stroyed by water of the Sabine river last
night There are known to be sixty-five
Jives lost Last uight, during th overflow,
,a hotel with fifteen or twenty people In it,
was iwept out in the Bay and every one of
the inmate drowned. The captain of a
schooner from there to-day cays not a
house is left in the whole eonutry, and
every living thing there was drowned, A
party of men came from Beaumont this
evening on a train with the intention
of joining the people of Orange
and going down to Sabine Pass
with a relief boat Note The wires have
been down all day both sides of Orange.
Sabine is twelve miles below Beaumont on
the Sabine river.
A Proclamation Revoked.
Wasuikotok, Oct 18. The President to
day revoked President Arthur' Proclama
tion of February 14, 1884, which suspended
the collection of discriminating custom
levied in the United Ftates on goods
brought under the Spanish flag from Cuba
and Porto Rico. The revocation is made
for the reason that higher and discriminat
ing duties continue to be imposed and lev
ied in Cuba and Porto Rico upon certain
articles from the United States than is im
posed and levied on like products carried
to those ports in Spanish vet set.
Confederate Dead Re-Interred.
Louisville, Kt., Oct 18. A Courier
Journal special reports the dtsinterrment
of the remains of one hundred and fifty
Confederate soldiers of Texas and Mlssis
lipi,' burled in unmarked graves atHop
kinsville, Ky. They will be buried in a
beautiful cemetery given by the City Coun
cil. Mr. J. C. Latham, a New York banker,
who was a Confederate, will erect a hand
mme granite monument in addition to
leveral individual monuments, one of
wnicn win be placed at the grave of Gen
jral James S. Jackson, a Union soldier
killed at PerryviUe.
Coruxna, Mien., Oct 13. At Byron,
Shiawassee County, last evening, Sam
Hadden, a crippled soldier, quarreled with
his father, and the son, who is a hot tem
pered fellow, went to the house, secured a
revolver, and returned to the scene of the
quarrel. Aiming at his father, he shot him
five times, every shot striking in a vital
spot Hadden was immediately arrested
and jailed. He claims that he acted in
elf-defense, and expressed co sorrow for
Bkklix, Oct 13. Germany ha decided
to supply her whole array with repeating
rifles. The four corps stationed on the
Western frontier of the Empire are already
equipped with the improved arms. It is
rumored that all the Government manu
factories and arsenals are to be run con
tinuously day and night on the work of
converting the Mauser rifles, the weapon
at present in use by the army, into repeat
ers, holding ten cartridges each.
A Jailer With Nerve.
Louisville, Kt., Oct 18. An armed mob
of fifty masked men attempted to take a
negro, charged with the attempted rape of
a whit woman, from the Newcastle (Ky.)
jail early this morning. The jailer refused
to give up bis prisoner, and stood guard
manfully until the mob was Induced to ride
away, after firing a volley from their pis
tols at the jail.
Father Sherman Enters a Monastery.
New York, Oct 13. Father Sherman,
the Brooklyn priest who created a sensa
tion a few months ago by marrying Miss
Tillie McCoy, of Red Hook, has left his
wife and entered a monastery in Philadel
phia. The step was taken under the
auspices of the Vicar-General of the diocese.
Assault on a Fellow Prisoner.
Coluiidl's, O., Oct 13. Edmund Day, a
colored convict in the Ohio Penitentiary,
attempted to kill, with a sledge-hammer, a
fellow-prisoner to-day. His excuse is that
he wishes to kill' some one and be hanged,
and get out of hi trouble.
Earthquake in Germany.
Berlis, Oct 13. Slight earth tremors
were felt on Sunday and Monday at Straa
burg, Benfeld and Gersthelm. The oscilla
tions at Strasbui g caused furniture to shake
A Prisoner's Fatal Leap.
ToLtT),0Oct 18. Young McKlver, a
,a burglar, while being taken from Toledo
'to Fremont, under arrest, leaped from a
train, receiving injuries from which he died.
Powderly Succeeds HlmselC
Ricumond, Va., Oct 18. P. V. Powderly
,was re-elected General Master Workman
iby the Knights of Labor Convention, with
out opposition, to-day.
The Supports Gave Way;
Pittsbubou, Pa., Oct 18. A scaffold at
th new building of th Allegheny County
Electric Light Company, on Virgin alUy,
fall at two o'clock this afternoon, precipl.
tating five men to the ground, a distance of
about fifty feet All were dangerously
hurt, and two of them received fatal Inju
ries. The men were moving a heavy tim
ber when the accident oocarred.
The Demand for Small Coin.
Washixotok, Oat 18. Th demand tot
small colas is so great from all parts of the
country that tbspr at th Philadelphia
Mint, though kept running night nod day.
are aaable to supply order.
Los e Life aad Deatmetlon of Frapertf
at Pablne Paw Coaarsned.
Beaumont, Tax., Oct It. Our town is in
a state of Intense excitement to-algbt at
new Just received from Bablne Pas. It Is
news of the terrible loss of life and destruc
tion of property in that place from high
water. We have now no telegraph com
munication with the Pass, wires all being
down, but an engine arrived here to-night
over the East Texas railroad that left there
about six o'clock. Two citizens who rowed
In a small boat across an expanse ot
tossing waters a distance of several miles
from the town of Sabine to the railroad
track came In on an engine and
gave a heart-rending account of the affairs
there. They say the waters began to in
vade the town from the gulf and the lake
together about two o'clock Tuesday after
noon.and rose with unprecedentedrapldlty.
Citizens of the doomed place did not real
ize the Imminent danger until it was too
late to escape. When safety by flight was
recognised as being out of the question
people who were situated so they could do
it betook themselves to houses and resorts
adjudged to be safest The water kept
rising, and between three and four o'clock
the smaller houses began to yiold to
the resistless force of the waves, and not
only moved from their foundations, but
turn on their sides and top. A little later
the larger houses began to give way, and
death by drowning seemed in store for
every citizen of the place. With the yield
ing of smaller houses several persons who
had remained in them were drowned, and
when residences and business places began
to crumble the fatality began to double.
Over fifty, so far, are known to be lost
There are others, and many of them doubt
less drowned without any one now living
knowing any thing of it It is feared that
whole families in different parts of the
place have been swept away without leav
ing a person to tell the tale.
On receipt of this news citizens of Beau
mont immediately began preparation for
relief. The East Texas railroad has placed
an engine at their disposal, and a party of
men have gone to Orange to carry new
there and procure boat and start for the
scene. Damage to property at Sabine has
been very great
Naw Orleans, Oct 14. The loss on the
Gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas from
the storm ot Thursday night will prove in
finitely greater than previously estimated.
The entire coast i very low and iwampy,
the highest land not being more than two
or three feet above high tide in the Gulf.
A the water roe during the storm ten to
twelve feet over the highest tides ever
known, the entire coast from Morgan City
to Galveston was under water six to eight
feet. Very few people live on this coast,
out there are here and there on the
bayous small settleicente, and it is
feared that heavy losses ot life will
be reported. The settlement on Bayou
Johnson was completely swept away, and
a number of live lost The total loss of
life is over twenty. The heaviest loss of
property on the coast is in cattle, thou
sands of which fed on the Cameron
swamps, the best grazing ground in the
Bute. The loss is believed to be complete,
as there was no high land where the cattle
could eek refuge. The total damage from
the storm in Plaquemine Parish, La., i
now placed at f 800,000.
UNDER THE SOD.
Final Interment of Salmon F. Chase HI
Bones at Last Find Best on lOhlo Soil.
Cincinnati, Oct 14. Salmon P. Chase,
the eminent statesman, jurist and philan
thropist was to-day laid away in the
soil which had reared him to the exalted
position which he had attained when he
was taken hence thirteen year ago. Th
special train from Washington with the
body and distinguished people
arrived this morning. The cere
monies attending the interment
were performed with due solemnity at
Music Hall, in the presence ot four thousand
people. It was an event solemn' rather
than sorrowful. No tears were shed, but
every countenance betokened respect and
reverence for the memory of the dead. The
remains were received by Governor Foraker
on behalf ot the citizens of Ohio. Addresses
were then made by ex-Governor Hoadly
and Justice Stanley Matthew. Rev. Dr.
John Hall delivered the prayer. The re
main were then carried to Spring Grove
Cemetery for interment
Several People Drowned at Buffalo.
BurrALO, Oct 14. A terrific gale, ac
companied by rain, set in here this after
toon, and continues with Increasing
fury. At midnight the wind is blowing
sixty-five miles per hour. "The Island,"
inhabited by squatters, Is flooded, and
water rushing in huge wave all over It
Twenty-nine bouses have been totally de
stroyed, and over 100 persons are homeless.
People are removing their household effects
to the main land. Officers were sent to the
rescue of the family of Charles Lambert.
Lambert was saved, but bis wife and
daughter were drowned. Several others
are reported missing.
Tho New York Mayoralty.
New York, Oct 14.-Abram & Hewitt
has accepted the Tammany Hall nomina
tion for mayor of New York, provided the
balance of the ticket is a good one. Theo
dore Roosevelt has been nominated for
mayor of New York by the Citizens' Com
mittee of One Hundred. The Working
men's Unions of the city are to start a one
cent evening paper to assist the Henry
George boom, '
Embezzler Diee Under Guard.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct 14. James L.
Cooley, for many years head book-keeper
for the Republio Iron Works, died of con
sumption to-day, while officers were on
guard over the house in which he lay. His
accounts were $4,000 short
Captain Qulgley Censured.
Ottawa, Oct 14. The Canadian council
has strongly condemned Captain Quigley,
of the schooner Terror, for having hauled
down the American flag on the American
schooner Marlon Grimes, when under can
Water Works Tower Blown Down.
Kankakee, III., Oct 14. The water
works tower at this place which was com
pleted last week, was blown over to-day.
crushing the barn of a a Johnson and a
portion of the residence of Joseph Aldricb
Aldricb and his wife were in another por
tion ot the bouse at the time and were on
injured. The tower was 185 feet high.
cost" l$0O.,CrO"' WM 0f bolUr lron' "
Hendrlnks Will Not to be Contested.
New York, Oct 11-The relative, in
this city, of the late Vice President Hen
dricks deny any intention of contesting
Mr. Hendricks' will, as was stated in a dis
patch from Indianapolis.
Monticzllo, III.. Oct 14. A body of
masked men took Henry Wildraan from
jail and banged him from the limb of a
tree near the Jail. His body was afterward
perforated with bullet. The dead man out
ifr W,-S'"i.?hr0" w Jui7 U,t. Atwood.
111., and bis avengers becoming weary of
the law's tardiness rr?rted to lynching;
(Ml Excitement In Michigan.
DsiaoiT, Oct 14.-Aa oil fever similar to
the erase formerly common In Penasyl
Tenia ha broken ont at Manistee, Mich,
and Is raging violently, Speculator are
Jfwj-ffta. -4 PretwTtravan!5
STATE. NEW ITEMS.
The Ohio State Beard of Health has Is
sued a pamphlet on ',tbe subject of scarlet
fever,' from which the following rules for
prevention are taken)
1. -Avoid the eontaglum of the disease.
Especially should children be prevented
from going near a case ot scarlet fever, or
from coming In contact with anything
which ha been near one sick with this dis
ease. 9. Be oareful of books, toys, cats and
not which may have been handled by a
scarlet fever patient The disease has
been spread by circulating libraries, pic
ture books having been taken therefrom to
amuse the patient and returned withot be
8. One recovering from this disease shoula
not be permitted to mingle with the public
until he and his clothing have been thor
oughly cteaned and disinfected.
4. No child coming from a bouse contain,
inga case of scarlet fever, should be allow.
ed to attend school or other public assem
bly, and should be prevented from playing
with othtr children.
6. Any one coming from such a house
should bathe, disinfect and change his
clothing hefore going where there are chil
dren. 6. Beware of an v one with a sore throat
do not allow your children to be kissed by
such a person, or to drink from the same
7. When scarlet fever is present in your
community, do not take the children to
crowded assemblies In unventllated rooms.
8. See that your house and premises aro
perfectly clean. Look to your cellars,
sewers, cess pools, sinks and water closets,
and allow no decaying animal or vegetable
matter to poison the atmosphere of your
Thomas Con. has entered suit for the re
covery of (10,000 alleged damages against
George and Jamee Kirk, ot Milledgeville,
for shooting him (Coil) on the night of
November 90 last
Ambrose Bowers had h! hnt nanvht In
the machinery of a printing press at New
Philadelphia, a, raw riava aan. anil an kafllv
lacerated that ampution will probably be
THE Yonnr Van's Rhrlatlan Aaannlatlna
of Cincinnati has invited Francis Murphy
to conduct a series of temperance meet
Ings in Cincinnati.
AuOfTST RKrHTBa'a fcallftina, uUMIahmM,
burned at Cincinnati, and Murnnit T.lntr
and her daughter, eighteen years old, per-
uuw 1-1 tne names.
Ik the ntnrans Annrt tha nfha,. .lav 11,4
motion to advance the mandamus ease
trom Miami County, to test the Dow law,
was granted. The time for the hearing has
not been fixed, but It la undentnnH that It
Is to be at an early day.
TlfR RAVAnth rihln Vnlnnluw f?MwB1.
met at Jackson, the other day and elected
R. C. Rankin, of Rlnlnr. nraaMant anil
George W. Young, of Hope town, secretary.
. iurge crowa was present, next reunion
A fire in West Cincinnati, the othet
tvening, destroyed Longhead Si Co.'s plan
ing mill, Isaac Graveson & Bon' office,
and Strootman & Bchomaker's box factory ;
loss ,75,000. The C. a & D. freight depot
Monie than twalwa tlimean. li..i...
haTA been ohtalnad t1 a natlt.lnn aWtn- l,tt
Ohio Legislature to appropriate $25,000 to
aou-ey vne expense 01 erecting an eques
trian bronze statue to the memory ot Gen-
jrai n imam xienry uarrison, m utnoin
nati, in 18S&
Wm. L. Maoidnis, of Ohio, has been ap
pointed Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court ot Wyoming.
The Ohio Supreme Court has rendered a
decision reinstating Fire Chief Tresenrlder,
f Columbus, removed by the mayor last
Cuas. O'Donxell, well known as a nltro
rlycerine manufacturer of Flndlay, while
booting a water well at the refinery the
other afternoon, was fatally injured. The
well is but twenty-eight feet deep. The go
ievil slipped from his hand, and before he
:ould get away he was thrown about fifty
feet in the air, nearly every bone in his
body being broken. He lived but three
hours after the accident
At Lima, two tank builders of the Stand
ard Oil Company engaged in a quarrel in
tide the tank, and one named McKelvey
threw a pair ot hot rivet tongs at his ad
versary, whom they missed, and striking
Ed Ryan, another employe, on the face,
burying themselves in the flesh, A large
piece of hi jaw-bone was broken and he
was badly burned. Since the accident
Ryan's tongue, which was frightfully
burned, is swollen so that he can not eat or
drink. He will probably die.
A stranob case of self-mutilation oc
curred in Dayton at daylight the other
morning. Ben.T. BrlakeL aged twenty-six
years, deliberately , walked into an East
Fifth street meat shop and. seising a
cleaver, laid his right hand on the butcher's
block and in two quick chops nearly cut h's
band off. Brinkel Is suffering from demen
tia, and has been in the insaue asylum be
fore, aud ha repeatedly tried to take his
own lite. He was taken to an asylum.
At Mansfield, a twenty-two-months-old
on of George 8. Hoffman w as accidentally
drowned by falling into a cistern On the
Four silver-dollar oonnterf alter, includ
ing Ben j. Albert, claiming to be a cooper,
ot Cincinnati, and George Martin, of
Springfield, were arrested at Cleveland.
ArosT-orriCE has been established at
Kamms, Cuyahoga County, and Oswald
Kamm commissioned postmaster. '
The Cincinnati Exposition, which closed
on the Otb, ha proved itself a success,
financially and otherwise.
Charles Dickson, a ten-year-old boy,
was cut in two by a train at Springfield.
Leo Villioen shot himself in daylight in
Tracey Park, Portsmouth, in the presence
of several spectators, dying instantly. He
left a letter, saying he was tired of life and
ashamed of bis club feet
Tub boiler of the Bolton Steel Works, at
Canton, exploded, wrecking the hammer
shop and causing $10,000 damages, but seri
ously Injuring no one.
The rivalry between those two (mart
Ohio towns, Akron and Canton, Is exceeded
only by the feud between Chicago and St.
Albert Washington, a colored hod car
rier, fell from the fifth story of a new
building in Cincinnati, on which he was
working, and was Instantly killed.
Oxr hundred men area work nn the
Standard Oil Company's Refinery at Lima.
Hexbt Db Wolf was ruu over y a rail
road train near Marion and was badly
mangled. Recovery doubtful
Tan largest nail mill in the country Is
now being erected at Martin's Ferry. The
mill will be ran by natural gas.
Tan erection of a new iron foundry Is
In contemplation at Port Clinton, and
steps have already been taken to forward
Tan Board of Penitentiary Manager
bare deolded to change the uniforms worn
by the convicts, The style to be used In
future has not yet been decided upon, but
Manager Phlpps says a material ehaage
win be nude from the old wide-barred
DavioBail.t, of Sharon, Pa., was nrsg-gedaadrebUdoftlWtaaetesJYenaew-own.'
. " .
Bulgaria it derived from Volga;
Bulgarians means the people that came
trom their settlement along the Volga
A large meteor fell on the streets
of Portsmouth. Va., the other day nnd
broke into fragments. The pieces were
too hot to handle comfortably. .AT. F
In days gone by it was customary
for the servants of tho nobility,, par
ticularly the gentleman-usher, to attend
bareheaded. On grand occasions coach"
men also drove bareheaded.
Now, girls, stick a pin hore. Paris
ian ladles of the best families never
wear high-heeled shoos, nor any other
modern abomination. Thev are nor-
fectly natural, piquant and charming.
A bit of paper stuck to the wheel
ot his buggy, and fluttering as it re
volved, attracted the attention of James
Wood, of Portland, Me., just a. he
stopped to get out He picked It off,
and found It to be a one-dollar bill.
Engineer Ed Drohan, of the Cin
cinnati Southern railroad, will likely
have difficulty hsroafter In procuring
substitutes. Four men who havo at
different times made the run for him
have been accidentally killed on his
engine Cincinnati Times.
A peculiarity of the older orange
trees in Florida this season is that most
of their fruit is borne in clusters In the
tops ot the trees, where the branches
were most completely denuded of their
leaves last winter.
A French scientist, who says he
has investigatad five thousand, four
hundred shocks of earthquakes, attrib
utes them, like the tides, to the influ
ence of the sun and moon. The inter
ior sea of fire, he arguos, is subject to
tho same laws as the surface sea of
Captain Clarence E. Dntton, of the
Geological Survey, has explored Crater
lake, in Oregon, heretofore unsurreyed.
The crest of the ridge surroundlngthe
lake is 900 feet above the water. Two
submerged cinder cones wuro found,
800 and 1,200 feet high. The greatest
depth found was 2,005 foot, and Cap
tain 1 hit ton believes this to b j thj deep
est body of fresh water on the continent.
An Auburn young man. banio
struck, was the cause of so much suf
fering to the gentleman that lodged in
the adjoining room that the latter
bought a vise, a saw and a file, and,
according to report, "that night, when
White Wings' sifted through the wall,
it was met by a sonata in E on the
saw." The duet was kept up until a
late hour, when the banjoist gave in.
Four years ago, says the Palmyra
(Mo.) Spectator, a bucket of butter was
accidentally dropped into a cistern on
the farm of Edwin C. Spenco, near
Philadelphia, Marlon County. Recently
the cistern was cleaned out, and the
bucket of butter was found. When the
cover was first removed from the bucket
the butter was found in a good state of
preservation, and tasted as sweet as
when it fell into the cistern four years
ago, but in a few rrioraents after it was
exposed to the air it, changed, and was
so rancid that no one could bear to
Nobody outside of the profession
has any idea how difficult It is for an
editor to please some of his patrons.
For instance: A Western paper an
nounces as follows: "Mr. Maguire will
wash himself before be assumes the
office of sheriff." This made Maguire
mad, and he demanded a retraction,
which the paper made thus: "Mr.
Maguire requests us to deny that he
will wash himself before he assumes
the olUco of sheriff." Oddly enough,
this only enraged Maguire the more.
Some people are so hard to please.
A curious fact is mentioned by the
Boston Post in tho career of the vener
able Uriel Crocker, whose ninetioth
birthday was celebrated roccntly at bis
summer home on the Jerusalem road,
Cohassct He was a moving spirit in
raising funds for the erection of the
Bunker Hill monument, and upon its
completion ho was used as a "test
weight" to test the strength of tho ma
chino which was to hoist the capstone
into position, being hoisted from the
ground to the top of the derrick boom,
about twenty-five feet above the top of
the monument. He was tho only per
son who ever ascended the structure to
THORNTON AND FULTON.
A Government OSSoar Who Claimed to Be
the Inventor of Steam navigation.
Dr. Thornton, a native of the West
Indies, hod charge of the Patent Bu
reau, then In the State Department,
from the administration of Washing
ton until that of John Qu'.ncy Adams.
After his death it was discovered that
his wife was the daughter of the cele
brated Dr. Dodd, executed at London
for forgery, in tho reign of George the
Third. Mrs. Dodd, culling herself
Mrs. Badeau, cams to Philadelphia
when Congress sat thore, and opened a
school for young ladies, which was pat
ronized by the best families in the city.
Dr. Thornton fjll in love with her
young daughter, nnd, aftjr haviug
boon confident ally informed of her real
nnmo and parentage, married her. Ho
removed hore when the seat of govern
ment was established h;ro, and his wife
and mother-in-law used to m.-mngii him
somewhat ilespjtio.tlly, although thoy
could never conquer his love for hors?
racing, to which he was possionatolv
nddictsd, and at no small cost to his
purse, which was not always able to
bear it On ono ooeasion a suit was
brought by him to recover the sum of
19,000, the price of a celebrated race
horse, Rattler, the defendant contend
ing that tho horse was broken down for
Want ot food before he was sold, and
pleading "no consideration.1' A wag
present at tho trial, hearing Dr. Thorn
ton's counsel complaining that they
had not been yaid, as per agreement,
With bis horses unfed, he loses his raoes.
With his lawyers unpaid, he loses h a cases.
Dr. Thornton claimed to have been
the inventor of steam navigation and
to have made experiments on the Dela
ware beforo Fulton made 'bis on the
Hudson. This claim brought the two
Into collision, and when Fulton came
to reside in Washington thoy carried
on a bitter newspaper and pamphlet
war. Fulton asserted that Thornton
was an ignoramus, and, to prove the
assertion, narrated the following con
venation wlthblmt "I have Invented,1'
said Fulton, "the oonvorsion of saw
dust into planks by hydraulio prat
sure." "Oh!" contemptuously replied
Thornton, "there is nothing new in
that: I have known of that for n long
Usae." "But," rejoined Fulton, "you
never knew of my Invention how to
make oak plank put of pku saw-dust "
Dr. , Thornton saw that, k had been
anlssed and hanged the subject Mtm
nrltji er,'i MtsknMudjtL
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