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THE MILAN EXCHANGE,
W. A. WADE, Publisher.
MILAN. - TENNESSEE.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
ty the Bennta on the 18th Mr. Hoar pre
sented memorials from the Woman's Btif
friiwe Association of Pennsylvania protesting
gainst the admission of Dakota on account
of the constitution having been made by men
alone. Mr. Vest submitted a Joint resolution
In reference to the Nloarairua surveying ex.
pedltlon, and prohibiting them foin going
out without the sanction of Congress. The
Inter-htate commerce bill a reported from
the Committee on Kalirondn was taken up,
Mr. Ciillom milking a lengthy address on
the subject. Mr. Slater ottered an amend
ment embodying the provisions of the Hen
Iran bill In the House the session was
almoHt entirely consumed with a discus
Dion of tlio Inter-state commerce bill. Mr.
Jinrksdnle offered an amendment pro
viding that the furnishing of separate ac
commodations with equal facilities and equal
comforts at the sumo charges shall not be
coiiHidcred a discrimination. Agreed to by a
vote of l.il to U. After some further debate
Mr. Keaan demanded the previous question,
but the Speaker ruled against him, as the
order of the House had been that the bill
should be considered In committee of the
Iff the Senate on the 10th, a communica
tion was read from the New York Produce
Kxchangc, urging Immediate and Melinite ac
tion on the Spanish treaty. Mr. George
poke upon the Inter-state commerce bill.
Air. Hale reported that the conference com
mittees on the naval bill were unable to
agree, and the motion to insist on the Senate
amendments was agreed to. Mr. Vest modi
lied his resolution In reference to the .pro
posed Xlcarnugua canal surveying expedi
tion, the modification declaring it not expe
dient to send out such an expedition
In the House a bill w as passed authoriz
ing the construction of a hridg across
the Mississippi Hiver at Kock Island, III. The
Inter-State commerce bill was the principal
business before the H ouse. An amendment
prohibiting the Issuing of free passes was
lost. Mr. Hewitt (of New York) moved to
strike out the clause prohibiting pooling.
There was a long debate, In "which sectional
business Interests were discussed. Mr.
Hewitt's amendment was lost. Mr. Illanchard
Introduced a resolution in reference to the.
treaty-making power, especially In reci-
roclty treaties, providing that ail such must
e airreed to bv t'omrress instead of the
President with the uld of the Semite.
In the Senate on the 20th Mr. Vest ,
called .up his resolution objecting to the
sending of a surveying expedition to Nica
ragua, which was (considered In secret leg
islative session. Tho House resolution pro
viding for the holiday adjournment was
taken up. Objection was made to taking
a recess until some further provision was
made for the naval service. Mr. Hale ex
plained the attitude of the House in Insisting
upon Its blfl, and during the debate that fol
lowed both he and others passed criticisms
upon the lower body, to which Mr. Mcl'lier
on strongly objected. The Senate finally
ugreed, by a vote of i! to 8, not to take a hol
iday recess. No quorum voting, the Senate
adjourned until Monday.. ..In the House the
consideration of the Inter-State commerce bill
was resumed. A motion to strike out the
clause prohibiting railroads charging more
for a shorter than a longer distance was lest,
further action on the bill wa prevented
for the want of a quorum. The House In
sisted on its disagreements to the senate
amendments to the naval bill, and another
conference was ordered. Mr. liandall offered
a bill to make temporary provls on tor the
navy, which was passed without division.
An arrangement was made whereby a prac
tical holiday recess will betaken by adjourn
ing three days at a time.
Ix the Senate on the 22d Mr. Blair called
op the bill providing for a commission to
examine Into the liquor traftlc;-a bill, he
uld, that had been passed lour times by the1
Honate, but never acted upon by the House.
Mr. Vest, who voted in the negative, ex
plained his position by stating that his vote
did not mean an attitude of hostility to tem
perance, but he regarded the subject matter
of the bill as belonging exclusively to tue
Mates; and there was no evidence that the
States were not able to deal with the ques
tion. The motion to take tip the bill was
carried yens, S4; nays, li. Mr. Hale re
ported, with amendments, the House bill
making temporary provision for the naval
service, and gave notice that he would call
it up In executive session. The Houso was
not in session.
PERSONAL, AND POLITICAL.
Ox the 20th Emperor William visited
a number of shops in Berlin, purchasing
Christmas presents. He is said to have
been looking well and hearty.
Ths Marquis of Ripon, ex-Viceroy of
India, sailed from Bombay for England on
Ox the 20th the statue of Admiral Du
pout at Washington, D. C, was unveiled
with appropriate ceremonies. Senator
Bayard made the address.
Thk Secretary of War.it is thought, will
quietly ignore the charges preferred by
General llnzen against Lieutenant Our
liugtou, of the Proteus expedition.
Ox the 20th the Indiuna Congressional
delegation met and came to the conclusion
that their State ought to be represented in
the Cabinet, and that ex-Seuiitor McDon
ald ought to be the man.
II. D. Lyman, tho Second Assistant
Postmaster-General, handed in his, resig
nation on the 221.
In Germany a fund has been raised for
The President is said to be doing all In
Lis power to have the Nicaruguan treaty
Hox. Wm. M. Evabts has formally an
nounced himself a candidate lor United
States 8enator from New York.
Ox the 22d Senators Beck, Don Cameron,
Butler, Jackson and others stai ted down
the Potomac on a duck huut.
Ox the 22(1, Heiusdorf, Kupsch and
Kuechler, the anarchists who attempted to
assassinate the Emperor, were sentenced
to death at Leipsic. '
O. J. and Wm. Wilson, banker at Ot
tawa, I1L, made an assignment ou the 22d.
Uauk liabilities, $30,000; individual, $20,
000. Hox. David E. Paiok, Democratic Con
gressman from the Eighteenth Ohio Dis
trict, was married on the 22d to Miss Eva
B. Leek, of Cleveland
Thb funeral ' of Mo Oho, chief of . the
Meuoniinoe Indians, took place at Apple
ton, Wis., on the 22d, according to the
rites of the Catholio Church.
A Chinaman, Yan Phon Lee, was among
the first prise winners ou composition in
the Sophomore doss at Yale College.
Friknds of Senator Garland say that he
has accepted the Attorney-Generalship
nuder President-elect Cleveland,
Memorial services of the late Bishop
Wiley, who died in China, were held in
Boston on the 22d, with an address on his
life and character by Rev. Dr. L. Thayer.
A spy who has arrived at Debbeh re
ports that 11,000 rebels had been sent by
El Mahdi to reinforce Osman Digna, but
on hearing of the arrival of the British
troops at Kerti they were halted at Berber,
wuere they now remain to oppose the
Secretary McCclloch has Issued a cir
cular providing that no old rags but those
afloat on or before Janaary 1st, lN$r, on
vessels bound directly to theTTnited States
shall be landed in the United States except
upon disinfection by boiling in water from
two to four hours, or subjected to the ac
tion of confined sulphuric acid gas.
Captaix Walter Pease, of Enfield,
Conn., who celebrated his 100th birthday
on the 20th of last March, died on the 22d.
He had lived under all the Presidents. He
was the father of five children, all alive.
He lived with his wife sixty-seven years,
until her death ton years ago.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Ox the 20th Grauny Degan, aged ninety
years, was burned to death In a shanty in
which she lived at Port Jervis, N. Y.
Several of the small Post-offices in the
vicinity of Cincinnati, O., have been vic
timized recently by raised postal no'tes.
They were of the old pattern: The later de
sign renders the operation impossible.
Ox the 2 Jtu Fred Miller and Alfred Key
port were killed at Jackson, Mich., by a
boiler explosion in a planing mill.
By an explosion of natural gas in a lamp
black manufactory near Washington, Pa.,
on the 20th, eleven men were more or less
severely Injured, four having their ears
burned off. The mill was wrecked and the
boiler blown into a mill-dam fifty feet dis
tant. At Brooklyn, N. Y1., on the 21st, an oil
works explosion caused a loss of between
$500,000 and $000,000. The entire fire de
partment was called out to fight what
proved to be a most stubborn conflagra
tion. Ox the 21st an iron hotel building in pro
cess of construction on the New Orleans
Exposition grounds, fell, causing the
death of one man and the Injury of two
others, one of whom will die.
The house of Henry Workenour, at
Wheeling, W. Va., was entered by. six
masked men on the 21st, who beat the in
mates and stole over $4,030.
Ox the 21st Mrs. Lizzie Weber, a Dayton
(O.) woman, drunk a quart of whisky,
which caused her death in a short time.
Ox the Pan-Handle Road, near Dayton,
O., a collision occurred on the 21st, causing
a loss of $15,000. Several men were in
jured. Fire destroyed St. James Catholio
Church at Bay City, Mich., on the 22d.
On the 22d an insane man on the subject
of religion chopped his sick brother to
pieces at Wausau, Wis., after (having at
tempted to kill his wife.
On the 22d Trainer, a young man of
Memphis, Tenn., who mysteriously dis
appeared recently, was found dead in the
woods, having been robbed and mur
dered. The furniture factory of Graham &
Schmitt, at Baltimore, Md., was partially
destroyed by fire on the 22d. Loss. $2o,
000; insurance, 114,030. The goods of sev
eral firms doing business adjacent to the
factory were slightly damaged . by water.
Richard C. Gunning, of the Insurance
firm of Crosby & Gunning, Buffalo, N. Y.,
was on the 22d held in default of $1,000
bail for illegally voting at the last election.
Thomas Godley, aged' fifty years, a
wealthy mill owner, started to go from
Marquette, Mich., to the village of Harvey,
four miles distant, on the 22d, and was
caught in a snow storm and frozen to
The Chief Signal Officer on the 22d re
ported the wrecks of several vessels on
the North Carolina coast. Among them
the sloop Vim, of Portland, Me., bound for
Jacksonville, Flo. Crews all saved.
Shortly after the workmen quit work at
the Union Oil Company's building at New
ark, N. J., on the 22d, one of the small oil
tanks exploded, setting fire to the building.
The damage to building and works wus
$30,000; insurance not known.
The Matoasa Manufacturing Company's
cotton factory at Petersburg, Va., has re
sumed operations with a full force of
Several of the Pittsburgh (Pa.) iron
mills and factories shut down on the 20th,
but will resume after the holidays.
The Indemnity of $100,000 payable by
Corea in consequence of the attack on the
Japanese Legation at Zoul in 1882 has
been remitted by the Japanese Govern
ment. For the week ended the 20th the, Imports
at the port of New York were $4,314,000, of
which $ll,40.,000 were general merchandise
and $810,000 dry goods.
Immense damage was done to shipping
by a hurricane which prevailed ou the
French coast on the 20th.
After an idleness of several months,
Hussey, Howe t Co.'s stool works, at Pitts
burgh, Pa., started up ou the 22d.
Ix ths Pittsburgh (Pa.) district the riovr
miners inaugurated a strike ou the 20th for
an Increase of wages from two and a half
to three cents in the first, second and third
pools, and from two to two and a half cents
in the fourth pool.
The United States Suprome Court ad
journed on the 22d until January flth.
Among well-iuformed Euglish politicians
tne impression prevails that a crisis Is
rapidly approaching in Egyptian financial
An order has boon given by the British
War Ofllco for 120,000 Martiul-Henry rifles
with which to replace the Snider arm now
in use by the volunteers.
Some valuable gold deposits have been
discovered in Clermont County, O.
Continued heavy rains are damaging
the cotton crop in Bombay.
Ox the 22d twelve hundred coal minors
In Colorado resumed work at the old
The new pension building has been se
cured for the inauguration ball at Wash
ington. The aggregate railway mileage of Texas
is 6,733 miles an increase of 268 miles In
Investigation of the London Bridge ex
plosion reveals the fact that the bed of the
river was much disturbed about the base
of the pier.
The Burlington and the Illinois Central
Roads have formed a pool on all buslnesr
between St. Louis and Chicago.
According to present indications east
bound passenger rates from Chicago will
be restored to tariff rates by January 1st.
A mkktinu of cigar-makers and others
was held at St. Louis, Mo., on the 22d, and
a protest adopted against the ratification
of the proposed Spanish treaty.
The report that the Missouri Pacific
lines in Texas will cut down the wages of
employes is denied.
Ox the 22d a train load of passengers
wore reported snowed in In Oregon, and
provisions had been sent to them. Snow
storms were raging all through the far
A disease with marked typhoid symp
toms of a contagious character is puzzling
the doctor, of Annapolis County, Nova
Scotia. All ages and conditions are
Tub alleged discovery of an infernal
machine and packages of explosives in the
Wiudsor (Eng.) railway station after the
recent incipient fire, turns out to be broken
fishing tackle, a can of paint and a bottle
of horse medicine.
The committee appointed by the New
York Chamber of Commerce made a ma
jority report on the 22d In favor of the rati
fication of the Spanish treaty, the majority
Tub situation at Traverse, Dakota, was
unchanged on the 22d. Both sides were
heavily armed and were scouring the coun
try for reinforcements. Serious trouble
The coal miners all along the Mononga
hela River went out on a strike on the 22d.
Operators say they will close down the pits
indefinitely rather than concede the ad
A foot of snow has fallen at St. Johns
bury, Vt., and vicinity. This will start th
lumber business, and give many idle men
employment in that section.
The Now England Society of New York
celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary
the evening of the 22d by a banquet at Del
monlco's. Covers were laid for 250.
, The employes In Sanford & Son's large
carpet mills at Amsterdam, N. Y., struck
on the 22d in consequence of a ten per
cent, reduction in wages.
The Court of Claims on the 22d began
consideration of the claims of the Choctaw
Indian Nation against the United States,
involving about five million dollars.
The United States Supreme Court has
affirmed the decision of the Court of Claims
in the case of thereat Falls Manufactur
ing Company fwuW A Butier's) against
the United States for damage to its water
power by the aqueduct operations of the
Government. Tho Great Falls Cquipany
got $15,000 in that case. The Supreme
Court gives the Company the same
LATE NEWS ITEMS.'
Ix the Senate on the '23d Mr. Jonas pre
sented a memorial from the joint commer
cial associations of New Orleans, protest
ing against the ratification of the Spanish
treaty. Mr. Vest offered a concurrent
resolution providing that Congressional
speeches shall be printed as deliv
ered, with the exception of verbal
announcements, and when speeches are
withheld for revision for more than one
week the speech shall be printed as de
livered. He commented forcibly upon the
manner In which the privilege had been
abused during the last campaign. The
naval appropriation bill, as reported from
the committee, was passed. The House
was not in session.
Organized gangs of thieves are operat
ing in Wheeling, W. Va., and vicinity.
Tht Senate decided on the 24th to take a
recess until after the holidays.
The visible supply of wheat on the ?4th
was 48,117,000 bushels; corn, 3,(109,000 bush
els; oats, 2,481,000 bushels.
The third wreck for the week on the Pan
Handle Road occurred at Brlnley Station,
west of Dayton, O., on the 21.
Harrigan & Hart's Theatre Comique,
on Broadway, New York, was destroyed
by fire ou the 23d; no insurance.
Several members of the Salvation
Army Were arrested at New Haven, Couu.,
on the 23d, for parading the streets with
out a license.
The Secretary of the Interior says there
is no land within the boundaries of the Iu
diau Territory subject to settlement.
The election in the Nineteenth Pennsyl
vania District for Congressman on the 23d
resulted lu the choice of Dr. John A.
It is understood that France has rejected
England's proposals with reference to the
financial difficulties of Egypt.
It Is thought that the Emperor of Ger
many will remit the sentence of death
passed upon two of the Anarchists at
W. B. Thompson, late Superintendent of
the Railway Mail Service, was confirmed
on the 21 as Second Assistant Postmaster
General. W. K. Ackerman, formerly President of
the Illinois Central Railroad, has been ap
pointed Western agent of the Baltimore Sc
Ohio at Chicago.
. The Monongahela River coal miners'
strike seems to be a failure, as many of
the men refuse to quite work and others
are returning to the pits. ;
Commodore Winmeld S. Schley has
been appointed chief of the bureau of
equipment and recruiting of the navy, with
the rank of Commodore,
The general passenger agents of the
Oh to River pool Hoes met at Indianapolis,
Iud., on the 23d, to consider differential
rate matters, but were unable to agree.
Wilmington Is said to be the largest city
In North Carolina. Its present population
is about 20,000,
It Is reported that not Ins than twenty
eight colored oystermxn were drowned In
the Rappahannock Hiver In Virginia dur
ing the recent gale.
The Grand Jury at New Orleans, after
examining over one hmidmd witnesses, in
dicted Recorder Kord, hi brother, and
several police aid court otucers for the
murder of A. 11. Murphy.
Mr. M. L. Meat linrn, one of the oldest
merchants of Memphis, Toon., having been
engaged in business there since 1855, died
suddenly a few days ago of heart disease.
He was sixty years of age.
United States Judgo Henry Kent Mc
Kay of Atlanta, Ga., has been taken to
Baltimore for private treatment, behaving
recently shown unmistakable signs of men
An Incendiary fire at Falmouth, Ky., a
few days ago, destroyed ono of the best
business blocks In the city. Loss, about
$20,000. Rule Brothers, clothiers, lost
everything, amounting to $14,000, and were
insured for not more than one-half.
Thin-res effected an entrance Into the
office of the Southern Express Company
at Trezevant, Tenn., a few nights ago,
and robbed the safe of $1,000. Trezevant
Is a small town on the Louisville &
Nashville Railroad, about, fifty miles
northeast of Memphis. The burglars blew
open the safe with powder.
The Mother Superior of the Dallas
(Tex.) Ursuline Couventdied a few dayi
ago of consumption, aged forty -two.
The residence of Henry Loeb, at Dallni,
Tex., took tire and was burned a f A
nights ago. Loss, $0,000; partially in
sured. A desperato fight took place between
Deputy Marshals and moonshiners in Hall
County, Ga., a few days ago. Several
persons were killed.
All the laborers In the Toddy Coal
Mines, at Chattanooga, Tenn., struck a
few days ago agaiust a ten per cent, re
duction. Three hundred are Idle.
Convicts in the Bondurant and Jopling
Brick Yard at Augusta, Ga., made a
break for liberty a few nights ago. Two
were wounded and recaptured. The re
mainder were still at large.
Arch. McUride, of Fort Worth," Tex.,
started to go up a stairway to a gambling
hall over a saloon a few days ago,
but being some the worse for liquor,
foil and broke his neck. The first man to
arrive found him dead.
A freight train on the Texas & Pacific
ran through a bridge near Mineola, Tex., a
few days ago. No lives are reported lost.
The bridge was fired by sparks from the
engine and burned.
The steam gin of 8. A. Douglass, at
Kerrville, Tenn., together with eighteen
bales of cotton, burned a few nights ago.
Loss, $5,000; insurance, $3,100.
A small freight depot of the Louisville,
New Orleans & Texas Railroad! at Mem
phis, Tenn., together with a new passen
ger cotch and some freight which was in
the depot, burned a few days ago. The
fire had its origin in the coach.
Prof. Slocum, the Kentucky " school
master who defended himself against a
mob, killing one man and wounding sev
eral others, at Horse Cave, was dis
charged from custody ou motion of the
The storehouse of S. Staicti at Marshall,
Tex., was entered a few nights ago and
about $50 worth of provisions and grocer
ies stolen. The people are becoming
alarmed at the frequency of such occur
rences, and talk of organizing a Citizens'
police to protect the town.
J. P. Mitchell, conductor on the Hender
son Division of the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad, was crushed while coupling cars
at Red River, Ky., a few days ago, and
died from the effects of his Injuries.
A few days ago in Salisbury, N. C, a
white man named Hughes assaulted a lit
tle white girl. He was arrested and jailed,
Fearing a mob, the jailer put a new lock to
the jail. A mob attacked the jail, took
Hughes out and gave him a severe whip
ping, and warned him to leave the State,
Marion McFarland, a farmer living near
Geneva, Go., was bitten a few weeks ago
by a dog supposed to be mad. He suffered
but little from the bite until a few days
ago, when he had convulsions. He died a
horrible death, after two days of suffer
ing, with all the symptoms' of hydro
phobia. Mrs. Trautwein, wife of a prominent
manufacturer at Atlanta, Ga., died a few
days ago. Mrs. Berron, a wealthy widow,
offered a grave in her cemetery lot for the
burial of her friend, and went out with
Mr. Trautwein to select the spot. During
the evening, by some accident, Mrs. Ber
ron,8 dress caught fire and she was burned
to death, and the two ladies were buried
side by side.
The jury in the case of Deputy Sheriff
Hancock, which has beeu on trial in the
Memphis (Tenn.) Criminal Court, returned
a verdict of not guilty, Hancock was iu
dieted for killing a negro named Daniel
McKay, "Who resisted him while under ar
A serious row occurred at Clarksdale,
Miss., on the Louisville, New Orleans &
Texas Railroud, a few days ago. About
800 negroes, after being paid off, began
drinking, which resulted iu a row, Floyd,
the negro Marshal of the town, and one of
the road hands began shooting at each
other, the former bels hit In the head and
neck and dangerously hurt, while the other
man was mortally wounded.
Buck Scott shot and killed Thornton
Reed ou the Gibsou place, nine miles from
Vicksburg, Miss., a few nights ago. Both
parties were colored. Heed was shot iu
the face. When found, his gun was lying
by his side, with the stock broken iu two.
Two white Penitentiary convicts, while
working outside the walls at Jackson,
Miss., a few days ago, escaped from tho
guards. One was shot and thought to be
mortally wounded, while the other uiudo
good his escape.
The New Orleans F.xposition is open.
The Crew of a Nova Scotia Collier, After as
Night In An Oprn Hoat In Hltterly Cold)
Weather, ltesmed Ity a racing Schooner..
' 1'naAPKi.ruiA, Ta., December 21.
The crew of the briganliue Hello, ot (
Windsor, was brought luto tho Delaware)
breakwater yesterday, having been picked
up at sea early on Saturday nionikug by
the schooner David Clarkson. v'The
brigantlne had burned at sen on Friday,,
eighty miles off Cape Henclopeu, and tho
crew bad been at sea in tux open boat,
during tho bitter cold of Friday night-.
Tho vessel cleared from Glace Bay,
N. 8., on November 27th, with a.
cargo of bituminous coal. Bad weatiicr
was encountered at the ouset
and unfavorable winds drove tho brlgan
tlue from her course. After a voyage of
nearly three weeks a New York pilot was.
taken on board, but the vessel was still a.,
long distance off Sandy Hook. Adverse):
wluds set In and once more the crew
found themselves at the mercy of tho
tempest. Constant labor hud nearly
worn the sailors out, and when the cold .
weather of last week set in they were a.
long distance out at sea from Capo
Ileuelopen. Ou Friday last smoke-'
was seen Issuing from the hold, and
it was found that the caro of.
bituminous coal had ignited from spou
taueous combustion aud the flames had
gained such headway that fighting tliemv,
was hopeless. Orders were at ouce
given lor the hatches to be fastened
down, aud endeavors were made to
6inotlicr the tire till land could be
reached, butthe fire gained such head
way that tho cret were obliged to.
abandon the vessel and take to the small
boats. Tho Captain was accompanied.,
by his wife, five seamen and the pilot,.
George M. Houron, aud when Friday
night set In, the coldest ulght known,
for years on the Atlantic coast,
was experienced. Tho men were unable,
to guide the small craft, and through tho
long hours of the night they drifted about,
benumbed, and expecting death with,
every monster wave that rolled over theni
Ou Saturday niorniug the schooner David.
Clarkson, from Boston, saw the signals,
of distress which they had raised,,
and rescued them. The Clarkson.
was towed into the breakwater
yesterday by tho revenuo cutter
Hamilton, which was on her winter cruise..
Medical attendance was at ouco given tho
sufferers, and it was fonud that three of
Hue crew were badly frost-bitten and the
reat suffering terribly from the effects ot.
the bitter cold. The Belle was built at.
Newport, N. S., In 1874, by J. H. Howry
& Co., her present owners, aud was ot'
180 tons burden.
AN INFERNAL MACHINE.
The Railway Station at Windsor, Knglund
Damaged by Fire Caused by the Explosion
of an Infernal Machine Hearing tli Murks,
of Amerlcwu Manufacture. .j
LojinoN, December 23. t .
A fire occurred iu the railway station all :
Windsor Saturday afternoon, and was
extinguished without having'' caused '
unusual alarm. It was foundlu puX-fg- '.
things to rights, however, that, the tiro
bad originated lu the explosion of a ma
chine which was packed in a bos sup
posed to contain merchandise. ' Some
brass wheels aud a bottle containing ex
plosive material wore discovered iu the
debris. It it believed that the plan was.
to blow up the parcel office, but that the.
force of tho material was overestimated-
Iu addition to tlfo brass wheels aud the
bottle of explosive material found in the
tlebrls of the fire, the police have
discovered a tin meat can filled with tow
The tow Is saturated with au oily seinl
congealed substance, emitting a strong
odor. In the- center of the tow Is u.
small phial containing sulphuric,
acid. The fact that the tiro and explo
sion occurred at Wiudsor, has very utur
ally led to sensational theories that uu at
tempt upcu the Queen'u life wus lu some
way coutemplu'-ed by whosoever pre
pared the Infernal machine. No tangible
clue to any such plot, however, has beeu
The ofllcials are very reticent about tho
tnatter, aud . they seem Inclined to
outwardly treat the affair as of little Im
portance. The nature of the liquid iutho
bottle found among the debris is un
known. The mixture has beeu forwarded,
to London for aualysls.
In their search the police have found,
all the parts of a set of clock works and a
key by which it could be wound up. The
tuachiuery Is of American make.
A row boat hired by three men at.
Queeu's Hitho a few hours before the ex
plosion under London Bridge and not.
returned, was seeu off Deptford, six
miles below the bridge, three hours after
the explosion. This fact has just bccu
reported to the police.
Unprecedented Destitution Among- the
l'oor Classes of Cleveland, Ohio He lief.'
CLEVELASD, O., December 22.
The work of caring for the destitute peo
ple of Cleveland during the winter threat
ens to become a serious burden to tho
city. Thousands of men are out of employ
ment, aud hundreds of families are on tho
verge of absolute starvation, the general
situation being fur worse than ever exist
ed in Cleveland before. According tO"
the reports thus far received by the char.
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absolaU'ly destitute, with.i.ii7Ct; food T
or adequate clothing. Besides these,
who must be cared for entirely at the -city's
expense, the number of families re
quiring partial aid will swell the figures
to alarming proportions. Already meas
ures are being taken to meet this de
mand, aud uext week there will be bene--;
tit performances at the theatres, and the
press w ill start a subscription to aid tho
City Government, as It Jwill hardly
prove equal to the euiereucy without