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Happening The World Over.
GLEANINGS OF INTEREST TEI.3K
L TOLD, BOTH DOMESTIC
astral. I.ahoraa lsitnslrlal.
By a vote of 120 to 4.1 ltM decided ti
continue the strike at the Upper and Lowe
Carnegie mills, Pittsburg, l a.
A notice was posted at the works of thi
Pottstown Iron Company, Hint from le
crmbcr 12 the wanes of puddlers would b
reduced from I't to 2 75 per ton. In 1!M
te BO per ton paid at the work! to puil
tilers for the "ante work that they are no
lo receive 12 75 for.
The reason whv the Knights of I.abu
Ilea iquarters ure to be moved from Phila
dftptiia Is given by Secretary Hayes. It li
because of the itiind taken by Chief Jiistie.1
1'axanii in Iho Homestead treason cases.
The Thomas Iron Company blast fur
races at Hellertown. I'n., was blown on
yesterday, throwing lirty men out of employ
nicnt. lie Icr's limestone ipiurry, employ
Ing fifty men, which aupplitd stone for thf
furnace, is also closed.
Ax Ixckkasb Ix Waiik. The llomilton
Woolen Company, controlling HI mills l
Ameshury, Mass., has increased the wnget
of all employe.", except the spinners, 7 pel
cent The spinners were given an increase
of 10 per cent, recently.
The Hunisville, Ala., Oil Mills, employ
ing over HO hand, have atipetl work owini
to the bleb price of cotton seed and the Ion
price of oil. The mills have been runnins
for over 10 years.
At Monday morning's session cf the di
vorce idc of the circuit Court nt S:. I.ouis
27 decrees ol absolute divorce were granted
in the short space of two hours. Thin is the
largest number ever granted iu so short a
lime in that State.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, e
soon as Congress and the local authorities
grrnt permission, will begin a system o)
improvements in and about Washington
which will cost in the neighborhood of 12,
(XXI,00) before theyre completed.
Mayor Oourloy, of Fittsbcrg, IV,
has complied with the wishes
of many Pittbtirg ministers, nnd
on Wednesday sent a commnnica
tion to Chief Ilrown, of the Department of
I'ublic Safety, requesting him to exercise
bis authority to close nil the city 's disorder
iy houses and houses of questionable char
acter, within 4S hours. The inmates of all
such houses w ere turned into the city street!
on Fr.duy evening. Many charitable insti
tutions of Pittsburg have opened their doors
to shelter and care lor those w ho show ini
fence and a sincere desire to reform.
At Columbia, 8. C, Governor Tillman, of
Edgclleld, and Lieutenant Governor Eiigcnt
B. Gary, of Abbey vilie, were inaugurated in
the hall of the Hume of Representatives.
Got. Jones was inaugurated at Montgom
ery, Ala., before the joint bessloii of tin
House and Senate. The oath of olllce wai
administered by Chief Justice Stone. The
'governor then delivered.!) is inaugural ad
Disasters. Arrldems nil I ninllllr.
A fast freight from New London, Conn.,
crashed into the rear of the Norton exprcst
atNoank, resulting In a complete wreck
Engineer Frank Xiles stooi at his post and
attempted to reverse. He was crushed be
Death the wreck and will die.
Through disobedience of orders twe
freight trains collided ou the Ksst Tennes
see) Railroad near Jackson City, Tenn. lloth
engines and 20 stock cars were wrecked, a
large number of cattle killed aud one or two
tramps lost their lives.
William Conklin and wife, Edward Dlan
chard and wife, and Mrs. Maggie Pills were
crowing the Erie liullroud.at Elmira,X. Y.in
a wsgon and were struck by the westbaund
vestibuled train. All were instantly killed
except Mrs. Conklin, who wus terribly iu
Crime hiiiI Penalties.
Three masked robbers entered the saloon
of J. F. Vaitx, in Chicago, Huuduy night,
and after holding up the crowd, rilled the
money drawer. They then proceeded to the
saloon of John Campbell, which was crowd
ed with customers, and repeated the attempt
but was attacked by John Cane, whom
they fired upon and fatally wounded, and
then made their escape.
A 15-year-old murderer was hanged at Ma
, eon, Ga, His name was Thomas Hull, mid
be had shot an officer dead.
Mrs. Fannie Adams, of Little T.ock, hat
confessed tbal she muriend her husband
last month. She wanted to get him out of
the way no she could marry George Wil
liams, ihe man who furnished the revolver.
', The total collections of internal revenue
for the first four months of the present (is
cal year were 5G,258,020, an increase of
4,332,752 compared with the collections
during Ihe corresponding period of the last
The Secretary of the Interior bss sent
telegrams of dismissal to 20 special agents
of Ihe General Land Offlou. This sction
sms made necessary because of insufficient
Kx-Governor Gear has formally assumed
tbe dulits of the Assistant Hrcietary of the
Treasury . The President has delegated to
bias (lis power to sign Treasury warrants,
and also authorised him to act as Secretary
ul the Treasury in certain contingencies.
Flaaaeial aa t'mrclal.
At Joliet, III., the Stone City bank, pri
vate institution, suspended payment on ec
oouut of a run caused by the shutting down
of the Enterprise Company, one of the de
partments of the big wire fence industry.
The bank is operated by H. Fish k Bona,
Tfee failure is a beavy one. It is estimated
bat nothing leas than tSX.OOO will Mills
the nxsa's affairs. The failure ia due to tbe
t jil Mtaoa la trade.
General Joseph 11. Potter tiled at Colum
bus, U., of heart disease, aged 70. lis was
retlnd lu October, IKMI. from the army witb
the rank of brigadier general.
A bill hns been Introduced in the Ala
batua legislature providing for an annuity
ofl.'iOO a year for Mrs. Davis, widow of Jef
ferson Davis, diitlng her lite.
Ex-Secretary P.lnino Is graduaU) recover
ing Irom his recent illnesss.
At P.aleigh, X. C eight stores were burn
ed. Loss, I0,IU); hair Insured.
A Prohibition bill hns been Introduced in
Ihe South Caiolinu Legislature.
JAY GOULD DEAD.
End oftho Career of the Great Hallway
Jay (ioiihl.tlie great financier mid" railway
magnate, died nt his resilience ill New York
City, Friday inornimj. Death resultc 1 from
stomach and pulmonary troublis. from
which he has lomt been suflering, the sel l
oune of his condition being kept from
.lay Gould was born in l'oxburv, Delaware
county, X. Y.. .May 2', 1MU. 'His early
years were spent o:i his fiitli'.r's farm. At
LU?. 7 Alia', ' I
the ape of It he ente-rd llobert Academy,
New York, and in addition to his studies,
kept the hooks ol the village blacksmith,
Mr. Gould paid particular intention to math
ematics and surveying, and on leaving
cchnol found employment in miiklnj n map
of l ister coiintv. His surveys enahbil him
to accumulate .".. With ZiiiIimk Pratt
he conducted a large lumber husiness in the
western part of .Sew York Stale, which lie
sold out in IK'iT. lie then became the larg
ist stock hohb-r and a director in tlicStrnuds
burg. I'n., bank, and shortly afterward turn
ed his attention to railroad interests.
Mr. Gould inve-ted all his moiiev after
the panic of 1H"7 In the bonds of Hut hind
anil Washington railroad nt 10 cents on the
dollar, nnd became president, treasurer and
general superintendent ot that company. He
then hecinue interested in several other rail
roads, a'ld moved to New York City, w hero
he esiHolishcd himself as a broker. He in
vested heavily in the Krie, I'nion Pacillc,
Wnhash, Texas Pacillc. Mi-soiiri, Kansas
and Texas unci other railway slocks. He be
came Interested in the Atlantic and Pacific
and Western I'liioil telegruhh companies
and bought up railroad slocks until he own
ed and controlled more miles of railways
than any other man iu the l iiiic l States.
Hv purchasing railways at low liuures. ex
tending them mi l improving thmr facilities
Mr. Gould likewise increased their Millies,
ami this was the secret id his rapid increase
in wealth. At. "17 vcara he was estimated to
be worth t.VO.sl.O's'l. Last vear his wealth
was put ut from 1 10.0;i.(ksi to 150,0XI,(AHJ.
IIIVISION OKTIIK rsTATK.
The volu-! of .lav Gould's e'ate is various
ly estimaleil nt from 7 i.lXSI.niSi to Hlo.OUO,
rttO. John Terry, who bus bet n closely al
lied Willi Jay Gould for many years, and
who Is tlier-'i'ore perhaps best' alile to give
authentic ir.loriuation on the sutilect, told n
reiorter that theestnte nt the present time
was worth Hi),0-i.oo0. Wii-hington Connor
estimated the estate at l7.".0tM,oii0. Jay
Goulu's annual income was estimated at
".() h),(hi. He stated, some two years ago,
thai it was a serious business matter with
him how to invest his annual Income.
In disposing of his estuie. Mr. Gould put
his Missouri Pucilie, Western I'nion and
Manhattan interests Intoa hind for the ben
erit of bis lamily; Girge Gould is one of
the trustees for the division of the property.
It is estimated that from :.IH( i.lXHt to ti,.
Ouu.diio have been appropriated in the will to
be distributed lor chnritalile purposes; 40
per tent, of the entire citato will go to
George Gould and the ha'ance is distributed
equally among I hn lemaiiiiug children.
Hy Mr. Gould's ord -rs the estate is so
hound uii as to forestall all iutrfer-nee
with his late interests in tins three principal
holdings mentioned. which, according to his
own statement made about six months ago
constitute nearly one halt of his entire es
FINAL ELECTION FIGURES.
H.I.IMI S OKKIl'IAI. rilll'HFS.
RramiriKLn The fttaie tMard of cinr.is.
sers completed the canvass of the orlicial
vote of I llinois as follows: President. Cleve
land, 42li,2M, liarrson. aitH.2Mfl, Wtsvr,
'ii.'JiV. ltidwel', 2.07. For governor. Alt
geld (lf in.) 41)1.4117. Fifer (Kcp.) 4nJ U5U.
Link (Pro.) 24.1W4, Ilainoll (Pop.) JO.JilT.
ONS HAIIhlSON U Kl Ton K KAN.HK.
TorEK. The Siate board of cunvassers'
count shows the election of nine Weaver
electors bv majorities averaging 4.HK7, and
one Hairison elector by 101
innjorily. C bbell. Ihe defeated
elector, was beaten on account
of a typographical error in the certlticalions.
The C'.uiit shows tbe election of the entire
People's party Si ale ticket by majorities
raugmg Irui a,J0 lo 8.UU0.
orricui. not rirs from texab.
GALvrsTON. A scial from Austin to th
Galvestiou AVu says: The oftlcial count of
tbe Presitlential Tote in Texus gives Cleve
land 2a!l,llH. Harrison 77. 47,'i, Weaver Otl.tWS.
Hid well 2,101. To Harrison's vo'e should
be sdded 3.WI0. Republican ballots for the
"lilly white" electors, being representatives
of the white man's faction of the Republi
Squeezing Pimples Killed Him.
John Harris, a young man of Philadel
phia, died Thursday under inyster ous cir
cuinstsnces. The coroner's physician In
vestigated the case. He found that Harris's
face had been filled with small pimples
which he was in tbe habit of siiueczing un
lit bis face was iu a mass of sores. The
autopsy revealed the fact that blood poison
ing, superinduced by the ronstunt squeet
Ing of tbe pimples ou the face, was the
cause of bis death.
Blags Robber Shot.
William Miner, serving a sentence tor
slags robbery, and John Marshall for burg
lary, attempted to escape from tbe State
pris oa at Ban Quentlue. Cat The guard
fired upon them, billing Marshal) and seri
ously wcuBdlDf Miner.
at rf ill 1
IHE. URGE PENSION NOLI
COMMISSIONER BAXJM'S REPORT,
Almost 1140,000,000 Paid to 876,000
Persons in a Twelve-Month. High
Water Mark Expeoted to Be
Reached in 1804.
The annual report of Commissioner
Itauni, of the Pension Ofiice.was niaiic pub
lic. It shows that on June 30, 1R02, there
sere 870.WW pensioners on the rolls of the
pension agencies, an increase of lon.noS
in the last fiscal year.' These pensioners
were classified ns follows: Widows and
daughters of Revolutionary soldiers, 22;
Army invalid pensioners, 3N0.748; army
widows, minor children, etc.. lOS.a'ii": nnvy
invalid pensioners, 5,0-HI; navy wldows.min
nr children, 2,IW; survivors of the War of
IHI2, Ittt; widows of soldiers of the War of
112, (!,;!; survivors of the Mexican war,
1. 'i.'.'l.'; widows of soldiers or Mexican war,
7.2S2. Act of June 27, lsl: Army invalid
pensioners. 2fc't,7,'U; army widows, minor
children, etc., 4 l.tHt; navy Invalid pension
ers. ",3.'i4; navy widows, minor children, etc.,
The total ninmnil expended for pensions
dnrmg the fiscal vear was :I!I,U).',IIM. Die
Biuoiiut due 20 4'ir pensioners on the rolls
on June , 1MI2, who were not paid lor
want of time, but who will lm paid out of
ttie funds appropriated for the fiscal year
Ishl. is ti. (122.2:11. The n propriation lor
Ihe tical vear lKIU) is l H.I .'nl.issi. hut tak
ing Ihe co-l of the allow nines made during
Ihe lirst lour mouths of this tlscui year as a
basis lot calculation the Coninil-sioiier es
timates that there will be a deficiency of
In making hi etiniale for an appropria
tion of fltli.issi.iNSI lor the fiscal year IWI2,
i-cncra) liaiini says there is much dittlculty
in forecasting the prolmlils cost of this ser
vice fur 11 periil so far in advance. If as
iiiiiy allowances for pensions shuil be made
mil ing lh!i:t as were made during )W2, the
estimated amount shall not be sulllcietit,
but he does not believe that this will be tbe
Tlic Commissioner says flint It has been
lie poiicy ot Ihe olticeituriug t lie past three
Veins to detail 11 lamer part ol the ofllcial
force ii on oiiginal claims than upon in-crea-e
chi ins. and. as u result ol this plan,
221 017 certificates were Issueil ill original
in"0- ami 7l.7l certificates issued in increas
claims under various laws. During the lis
ml years 1WK and 1M'4, he believes the ad
judication of original claims will be substnii.
lially completed aud made current, and
that at the close of ihe fiscal year 1M) the
highest numlier of pensioners to be on the
Tolls will have been placed there.
A TRAIN'S FATAL TUMBLE.
A Passenger Express Ooes Over sn Em
bankment, Injuring Several Peo
ple, Three ot Them Fatally.
The Northbound Missouri Pacillc passen
ger train jumped the truck ubout one and a
hulf miles Irom Arkansas City, Ark. The
baggage car anil fwo coaches left tbe track.
The coach next to Ihe baggage car rolled
down ihe enbaiikment of about 20 feet, anil
turned over a total w reck, injuring 10 or 12
Among tlioe injured who were from
AikiiiiMis Guy weiv: D. G. J'orter, Judge
1 ii.dall. John A. Smith, Mrs. Dr. Tillur, ol
'1 ular Station, probaoly laially hurl; Mr.
U.iriow, A. D. Page, ot Greenville, Miss.
1 Ineu colored men, names unknown, were
cut and bruised consiuerbly. They were
enl to the .Missouri Paciliu Hospital lit St.
Louis ami are considered probahly latally
hurt. Several other received some
I lie came of the wicck is supposed to be
Ihe giving atvuy ot lies, allowing ihe rails
SEVEN COMETS AT A TIME
Are Now Visible, According to Prof. Ja
coby, of Columbia.
According to Prof. Jacoby, of Columbia
College, there are noe no less than seven
comets visible. This, he says, Is.so far as h
has had any information or experience, the
largest number on record. "They are all
telescopic comets, however," he suld."Thcy
are the Holmes comet, w hich has received
10 much intention of late: Freeman's comet,
which is the latest discovered;8wil't's comet,
di -cove red last summer; Wlnnecke's comet,
111 old one which appears regularly at inter
vals of five lo eight years; Dentiiug's comet,
another new one; llrook's comet, and Ham
ard's comet, which is still another new on
and so indistinct as lo be barely visible with
the large telescopes. It was discovered
through the agency of photography by
"Astronomers are watching Freeman's
comet wiih srent interest. At llmt 11 was
very close to Holmes' comm. and traveled
In the s me directum. It whs discovered
November 24 by Prof. Itarnard, at llrighloii,
Li.gliinil. Cloudy weather has so lur pre
vented us from Hiking an oherv.ilion of tlx
new comet. Astronomers surmise that Free
men's comet isj a Iri gmenl 01 liicla's comet,
Wh'ch disintegrated about ,'KI years ago.
' We are anxiously awaiting a clear night.
0 thai we may t ike an observation and de
termine whether its orbit is the tamo as I hat
laid do 11 lor Hie a s. The c nnet at lirst
supposed lo lie Hie as, and which was dis
covered hy Prof. Hnln,cs, has been found
10 be entirely new, nnd has been christened
alter its discover. It is now duly cutul gued,
suit its oroit is erlaiilianed. 1 think a great
deol 100 much was said und wiitten ubout
Ihe Holnieomct. It is now moving stead
ily away Irom Us in an 01 bit that will take
11 ut Wast seven yearn to travel around the
earth. It will never c me near us. We
were uniilde to luka obsnrva ions lust Bun
day night, when showers of meteors were
rxcled, because of the cloudy weather.
The meteors Men last week ure undoubtedly
deoris of the llitlu cornel, such as is mtl
with each lime the earth c ohm-si he orbit ot
the loei comet. The new oomel discover! by
Frieman, is traveling in a southerly direct
tion, so lur us we have received r woris. Al
the last observation from which we have
beard, it was still in L'i constellation of
Andromeda, and, so tar as 0011 id be deter
minded was traversing the indeutical track
laid dowu lor lliela's comet."
EVEN CORPSES UNSAFE
Froat the Ravages of the Thieves Who
Now Seem to Own Chicago.
Tbe thieves now infesting Chicago bave
begun to rob the corpses in the City Morgue,
Thursday night they entered the oHlos and
carried off a big clock. Then lliey got Into
where tbe b-xliee are laid and took a pair of
trousers off the corpse of a nero, who com
mitted suicide a few days ago. They also
took the shoas off tbe feet of another corpse
and carried away a large amount of clothing
which bad been taken from tbe unknown
dead, and which was kept for the purpose
of possible identification. There is no
clew to tbe thieves. A daring gang of burg
lare rlslted the little town of May Fair, sit
miles out, and robbed tbe residence of Hire
well-knowci oltisens, the pottotfice aud tbe
village store. Tbe total amount of robber
ies, it is believed is In Ibe neighborhood oi
5,000. Tbe thieves used a wsgoo to carry
C Ibtlr boot.
TUB REV. DR. SCOTT IB DEAD.
The Father-in-law of President Barrlao
Dies of Old Age. The Feseeful
Close ot a Busy Life.
Dr. Pcott, the father-in-law of President
Harrison, died at Washington, Tuesday
The household at Ihe Executive Mansion
were by his side. The Invalid passed away
without a struegle. lie had been uncon
scious for hours, and was unable to rerng.
nlze the weeping friends at his bedside. The
President and family are very much pros
trated at their bereavement.
tnx lats ns. siott.
P.e. John Witherswin Scott. D. D.. was
born in Heaver county. Pa., June 22. lwi.
and. was. therefore. In Ins !l:td year. He was
a son of Gcoige Mclllri.y Scott', a native of
Pucks county, who nlterivurd went to
lleavei count)' to Hike charge of n Presby
terian church. Dr. Seoit graduated from
Wiisningtnn-.lefTervni College, and subse
quently took a post-grailtliUe course at Yule,
Afteriiatd lie i-ci-epied a profii-sor!iipin the
college from which he graduated, which po
sition he held ior two yt-ai-s.
Ahotit this time be inni ried Mary Xeal,
and. going Wo t.lip accepted a profesorship
III Miami 1'liiversity at Miami, ll., it. IS.1I.
While tlicrcthrcc children werebo.-n to him
-Elizabeth, afterward Mrs Lord; nrolinn
ttllerwaril Mr.i Harrison, and John N.al
Scott. A number of years Inter Dr. Scott
loiimlcil Iho Oxford til. ) Female Coiicgv.aud
In l.0 became Its President.
As tie iidviince l In ynirs. Dr. Pcn'l cave
no the college work, mill i niuing lo Wash
ington. he was iipHitu,d to a clerkship in
the Interior Deparimeiit, which position he
held up to ihe time of the advent In Wash
ington, of Pies-dent llarnson, when he re
signed at the instance of the ('resilient and
look lip lii- ulo.de ut the While House
Here the venerable men led the happy, con
tented and triinipniil existence that a man of
his nve so thoroughly appreciates alter a lif
The room he occupied was one of the ties!
ill the bnue. the windows overlooking ths
main entrance, Ihe Iroiil lim n and Penn
sylvania nveiiue. It was well supplied with
bis tomrlle books. Dr. Scott was always tht
first riser of Hie Preshb lits household and
was usually about long before the land y
were stirring. Although be nhvsys had a
carriage at his disposai.he scan e'y'ever used
It, preferring lo walk whtn possible. Hi
was engage I for months prior to his death
on a voluminous geneologv of the Hcotl
family, but was unable 10 liuisb it.
INTERNAL REVENUE FIOURES.
Oauging Yields Better Returns Then
Weighing pplrlts. Good Effect
ol the Bounty Upon Sugar
The commissioner of lulernal P.evenue,
Mr. Mason, of West Virginia, in his annual
report just Issued, eslimutes the receipts of
Internal revenue next year at tHITt.UOO.OOO.
Last year he estimated It at tl.ri0.U.O0O and
ll yielded H.'kI.ROo.OOO. The cost of collect
ion has been 2.80 per cent.; lust year it was
There has been n Increase In the number
of distillors.niierutiiiK principally small dis
tilleries, ami the relaxation of tun law with
regard 10 these has given in lull trouble and
The adoption by Congress of his recom
mend .it ion to dispense with the regniigiug
ot spirits after reeducation, has ellectud a
suviug of rllU"X per smium.
Discussing the change 111 the method of
taxing spirits by weighing them, instead of
gauging ihem, hesuys: " The fuel lias been
demoti-trated that gauging by scales has
yielded an average of one Ally-sixth of a
luoro ier gallon package than gauging by
The production of oleomargarine has in
crease i Irom :1.700.IKKI Hiunds a month to
over 41111.ISSI ("Hi. The oelomatgaiiue produc
ing Stales re Illinois, which paid taxes at
the rale or 2 ren s ier pound to the amount
or t sivllJO; Kansas, SI 12,000; t'onn-cticiil,
thM.Oou; Giiio, 7H.(KiO; Nebraska, l.i,W0;
and Pennsylvania. Kl.tKHI.
Tne niiiubcr of I. censed sugar growers,
under Hie bounty luw lust year, were 4.HHU,
of whom 727 made sugar from cane, 4.240
from niuple trees and 1.1 from beets and
sorghum. The uiapcl sugar production is
chiefly confined to the New England States,
though there are several hundred growers
registered in Near York, Pennsylvania and
Tbe Commissioner states that many
thousand dollars have been invented ill iih
pioved sugar making machinery in Louisi
ana, biciuseof the boui.t, and the licenser
issusd lor maple sugar making next year
having increased lo iMOc. He estimates the
amount of bounty tnut will have to be paid
out next yssr for sugar of all kinds at
CLEVELAND'S OAME B AO FULL.
The President-Elect Brings Down 120
Snipe and Four Ducks In an Hour's
Shooting on the Beach.
Having been forced by bad weather to
abandon guiiuiiw for duck, President-elect
Cleveland went out upon the beach at Ex
more, Vs., shortly before noon
Tuesday to shoot snipe. The
birds were found in greut numbers, and Mr.
Cleveland succeeded in bagging 120 In a lit
tle over ail hour. Of these A3 were brought
down at one shot. Four black ducks, which
left Ihe water and flew over the beach, also
fell victims lo his fowling piece.
While gunning on the bach, Mr. Clave,
land was an eve w itness of a thrilling sio-
lacle. Five residents of Cobbs Island were
on their wuy In a two sail boat to lirosd
water for the puroose ol rsyine ths r re
spects to the Pre ident elect. While In the
great Machlpougo Inlet, between While
Point and Coe Point, opposite the United
rilutcs Life Having Htution. Ihe bout caisna
ed. throwing the occupants into ihe water.
All of tbe partv wumd ceriaitily huve been
urowued had It not been for Hie prompt as
sistance of the life sa, Ing crew, who imme
diately went lo their assistance and succeed-
lit in bringing them sufe.y In land.
Mr. Cleveland's hand, which was Cain
fullv but not seriously Intured In attempt-
ing to lock bis gun, bus glvea but little
Owiko to the failure of the natural gas
wens 111 muiaua iiviua, insj fipvage 01
1 cat 10 Chicago tb rtateui to be Hopped.
UNCLE SAM'S MAILS.
Postal Affairs Reviewed by Four Depart
mental Chiefs. New Postofflcea
The annual report of E. C. Fowler, Acting
First Assistant Postmaster General, estl
mutes the amount needed for tbe next fiscal
year at t2il,2ift,0t.J, an increase of H.liO.OOO.
The report shows that at the end of the Us
es I yeBr 1KI2, there were Wig free delivery
clll.fs with a carrier force of 10,737 men, an
Increase of 007.
The total number of money onbr offices
In operation June .'HI, 18nl, Is shown 10 have
been 111.070. Two thousand and twenty
llnee additional otllces of this kind were es
tablished during the year following, while
nt 24 places the money order business was
disco:, tinned. On June .'HI Ihere were, there
lore, til operation li,il!i money order olllces.
Since the latter date 4.H.1U names have been
added to the lis: id olllces trans c n j di me
tie money order business, while hi len (sist-oltii-es
that business hns bien discontinued.
loving ut the present lime lil.iMI authnrir.cd
to is-ue and puy domestic money ortiets and
I osial notes. The increase of I, iitr-t. made
during the lust list 11 1 year, In the number 1 f
money order offices, was hy tar the largest
eitccied in any one year 111 the history of
tut tal money order system. At tbe close of
the year ended ,luiie':io, IWI2, there were in
oi eniilon 717 smiil, otllces authorized imdi r
1 lie act of ls:7 to issue postal notes but not
lo pay thrm.
I he milliner of postal notes issued during
the year was 7,iiiVi.nlii, of ,lh tot .11 value o:
If I I.n lo.iil 1; the nuinhcr of note- paid and le
puid nmouiiled to 1 1.H7 1, :!!.'!; the giiss
aniout ol lies received Irom the public, in.
ctinliiig fi-es iecelve.1 for diiplli mis of in
valid notes, was 21 1.SAil. A colii nri-oli ot
the above w ith the postal noie transactions
or the previous year shows an luerrase of
17,472 or :l.U' per cent in the gross amount
01 lies receive-!,
Tne animal report of Fourth Assistant
Postmaster Oetietal Itathhuiie shows that
the number ol esluhlisbineiiis of new pest
olllces itiuiog ihe pal year was 4.10.',, a
greater tiuiiiner than any previous year ex
cept li!KI, w hen it was 4 i27. The net In
ciense of pos'Otlics over the year ended
June. 'SO, IMi', wus2.7!10, ai the year closed
wild H7, HOas the whole number of o-t-nltlccs
in the I'tiifed States. The greatest
Increase in any State was in Georgia 210
'iexas was next with 211, nnd Pennsylvania
tolloned with 2'1. 1 lie greatest nuiuherol
pmioltlces iu uuy one state is 4 4t2 in I'ri.n
Major Math bone suggests the devised
Simuus be so umenilid as to make the
mailing of "gr. en goods" circulars mid lit
erinure a continuous oitense from the point
ot mulling to the place ol destination. sothat
u proHecutioli will lie at either point, the
eiinie ill eflect as is embodied iu file iorreni
'1 he nil huh) report of D. P. Leibhardt, Su
perintendent ol the Dead Letter ilurcaii,
nliows that there were A,."20,7K8 domestic
mailable Sellers received, a decrease of 71.173
s compare I with the pievioiis vear. Tin re
nere 0.1, ,il,H doinistic 11 11 mailable letters re
ceived, of which bill couiiiii.eii iiuiuailable
articles, ll'i. litl went held lor xistnge, 4 IIMH4
eere misdirected, H2.III2 were wholly with
nut address, and 2,007 were of a misiellaiie.
Theiiiinual report of Chief Posfofllco In
spector Wheeier shows that Ihe total mini
Iter of urrests tor nil kinds of ultenses dur
ing the year was I..'ISI. Of this number only
2-1 were postal etnp oyes. Gf ttie casa
tned:i7:t resiiheil in conviciion, while only
til resulted in uctpti'iul. The ntiiiib-r ol
burg.au of poslotllces arrested was 20.(,
ttgainrt 17H lust year.
The 1111111111I report of J. l owrie r,ell, Sec
unit Assistant Postuiasier General, renews
his past recoiumeuilat.nn reiiirdiug those
depeiideut tdi clcri.s who meetuealh at
Ihur post of dutv.
BUSINESS BLACKENS UP.
8ymptonia of Diminished Activity In
1!. II. Dun ifc Co.'s Weekly I'.ev iw of
The begiiinhig of go d exMirls ill X, mem
ber und llieir exp c el i ontini O'ue this
week, the deulh of Mr. Gould und unfavora
ble reports fioin the silver conference huve
somen hat ufli cte.l nil s.h-cii utive luntkets.
There ore aho some symptoms of diiuinl-h
ed uctlvity iu business.
Iloslon reports a stronger money market.
Increased activity in diy goods, pnrliculnrly
i siaple cottons, winch ure advancing, nnd
tho clothing trade keeps llie woolen mi, Is
busy. Liberal contract for next season in
boots and shoes ure reiMirted und Wi ol is
lirm. Philadelphia reports go d trade. At
Itiilllmore trade Is fairly good lor the sen-
son, Willi improvement III soiiinern nusi
ncss. At I'iitshnrg pig lion is slightly
weaker with more eagerness to sell, but lln-
isheii iron isiu irofsl demiind and all the
111 I s fairly well employed. Trade In glass
is large in volume, tuou li at low prices.
At Cleveland, rolling nulls are now work
ing ou old orders, but lind new orders
Scarce and prices rather weak.
i heciirriiue trade ast Ini innati fnlbll) pet
cent, below that of his' yeai. but ihe grocery
trade is larger than hist yuir and 1 olleciions
are salisl'aciory. At Indianapolis trade u
Chicago reports good wholesalo Irade.wlth
nlislin tory collection-, but the return of
currency from the West is small and money
is strong at 7 per cent. Cold weulher is
needed ut MiniieiiKilis, where collections
are only fair and tne Hour market dull. A
slight decline in some dues Is seen nt Omaha
though wholesale trade is satisfactory. Al
SI. Louis business shows much strength,
with esiecial ptnuiise in holiday lines, and
ut Kansas Ciiy trade is quite satisfactory,
though receipts of cattle und grain fall off.
At Louisville theoutlnok is considered fa
vorable, but at Little Hock business it
gloomy. At Xew Orleans trade is rathei
dull and cotton lower, with heavy receipts,
w hile receipts of sugar are large and the tie
muud is good. At iiichmnnd business is
equal to that of lust year, tobacco manufac
turers are active and money is plenty,
breudsluffs l ave been stronger.
The business ftiliuies during tbe last seven
days number for the United States 2470;
Canada, 33; total 200, as compared with 2n0
lust week, 240 Ihe week previous 10 the last,
and .'10 for the corresponding week of lust
.IOOSEOX A HTEEP GKADE.
HT.viwAY (Aits email into ax trial ns, sill
ijvu two mkn.
At Bhenungo two freight cars broks loon
on a a eep grade and started towards the
station at a terrillo gulf, having a ciear
piece of track two miles long. The switch
engine happened on the track the runaway
cars ware traveling. Before the men in the
co could escape the cars were upon them
with a crash' that was heard for miles. Thi
wreck of cats and engine was compete.
James Punley and Charles McDowell, en
gineer and llremun 011 the switcher, v ers
CHICAGO A DISEASE-BREEDER.
& Severe Eplderaio Would Likely Kill
Half the Population.
Congressional Investigator Khaffbrd finds
Chicago in such had sanitary coudllion,
lhat, he says, a severe epidemic would likely
kill half tbe population.
A victim of hydrophobia at Rale Igh, N.
C, John Nolau.who was bltteu live months
ago, applied a niaihttone and considered
himself outof danger, lie has Jul died in
borrible agony, bavlug chewed bit tongue
to pieces. ..
BkltUAU UUH BORDERS.
Makln and his wife, the Australian habe
farmers charged with causing the deaths of
13 Infants, have been committed for trial.
At Bnene Ventura. Colombia, bslwesn ftf
nnd 70 buildings, Including the Court House
and prison, were burned, but the principal
commercial houses were uninjured, Thil
is an Important distributing center on the
Xear Jassen, Germany two bands of gyp
sies became involved in a quarrel over the
possession of a horse. They opened fire
upon each other, and five were killed In
stantly and a number received scrionv
wounds. A detail of soldiers worn called,
when Ihe lighting bands joined forces, and
iwo mote gypsies were killed, und a number
of soldiers wounded.
The Hussion government has assigned ths
sum of tM.000,0110 to be expended in suppliel
for the peasants In the famine-stricken pro
vinces. Seventy-four lives were lost bv the wreck
of the Japanese dispatch boat Chishimakan,
which was sunk In Ihe Pea of Japan in a
collision with the English steamer Kavenla.
Winter and ice sport are claiming victims
already. At Sag:ti, In pelesia, live children
broke through tbe Ice whl'e skating and
The fourth Inauguration of General Por
flrio Diaz ns President of Mexico look placi
nt the city of Mexico amid great pomp this
morning in IheChnmher of Deputies.
Cholera is spreading again in Cherbourg,
France, and lour persons died of the plague.
In Gmmeville, Tourlarvllie and Coleville,
cholera is epidemic among the children and
the public schools have been closed.
At Vienna, the Church of St. Michael,
one of the finest In the city, which was visi
ted by tourists from uli purls of the world,
A severe gale has heen prevailing ovtr
Scotland since Sunday. Snow stoims are
reorted in the lur North, accompanied by
thunder aud lightning. A quantity of
wreckage hoe. drifted ashuie.
Playing 24 Men at Once.
At ItaHiniore, Md., Lasker astonished the
chess players, when he defeated 21 players
rlraiiltaueoiislv within four hours.
Tin: n uoi.KsAi.i: Mm in auk oivks uiilow.
iiiimn, riot 11 A Nil fki:i.
wititat-no. 2;ci..77.".. -rn3T"v
No. 11 lied 7" 70
CI MIX No. 2 Yellow ear... f"2 63
High Mixed ear 47 4S
Mixed ear M M
Kindled Mixed 4.1 ,411
OATS No. 1 While 42 4:1
No. 2 White 41 42
No. S White Srt H7
Mixed WI 7
I! YE No. 1 Pa Ohio.... HI b'2
No. 2 Western, New fiii I'D
FLOl l! Fancy winter pat' 4 Ml 4 7,'i
Knncv Spring patents 4 05 4 Ml
Fancy Straight winter.... 4 00 4 2.1
XXX linkers 3 RO H 75
live Flour II 7.'i 4 00
HA Y-llaled No. 1 Timy.. 1.1 W 11 1
Paled No. 2 Timothy 11 0J 12 0.1
Mixed I lover ' 12 OU 12 .VI
Timoihv Irom country... Him 1H 00
STHAW Wheat 0 fsj 7 00
Oats 7 .'SI K W)
feed-No. i wii .m y t n .vj j w
Drown Middlings 1" on 17 00
Prsn Ill WI H 50
I Imp I I 80 17 00
ininv rrimii i tk.
I'.t!TTi:n Elgin i reaniery K S.1
Fancy Creamery !H 81
Fancy country roll 2:1 2H
I hoii-s country roll 12 14
Low grade iV cooking.... H li
CllKi:si:-o Newer' 111 mild 11 li
New York Goshen 11 IS
Wisconsin Sw ss bricks.. II IE
Wisconsin Swc.Ucr HI 14
I.ini burger M 11
KIII'IT AMI Vi:oKT.Mil.KS.
APPLES-l ancy, bid... H 09
Fair to choice, V hhl.... 2 2
DEANS Select, t bu 1 HO
Pa ,y O Peans, f bid 1 00
Yellow ilunvers f bu..., .
Yellow onion. r bid 1 SO
Spnnisti, V crate 1 2
CAltllAtiK New V bbl 125
Fancy White per bu 65
Choice Hisl per bu 00
isd i.rnv' rru.
v 1 13
Dressed ducks fit 12
Dressed turkevs lb 17
l.iveSpring cliickens V P' 40
Live Lucks V pr .'10
LiveGeesu pr .... 70
Live Turkevs VH HI
EGGS Pa V Ohio fresh.... 20
Extra live Geese 'fi lb 50
No I Extrj live geese 4Ib 48
MISi I LUNIOfi.
TA 1.1.0 W Country, ' lb . . . 4
I?1:EDS West Med'm do er 8 00
Mammoth Clover M 70
Timothy prime 2 20
Timothy choice 2 ,'ID
Blue grass 2 00
Orchard grass 1 75
Millet 1 00
liuckwheiit 1 40
RAGS Country mixed ... 1
HONEY White clover.... 17
WHEAT No. 2 Ued
f 2 SO 3 .V
FLOUR 13 40(2 t4 M
WHEAT Xew No, 2. lied.. 01) 74
COKN No. 2, Mixed.... .. 48 54
OA TS No. 2. White 30- 41
IIL'TTEH Creamery Extra. . 24 31
EGGS Pa., rirsts 21 21
WHEAT No. 2 lied....
COKN Ungraded Mixui
EGGS Stale and I'e'nn.
4 50 3 04
UST l.tllKlil'V. I'mslll'HO UTIH K YARDS.
Primo Steers - $
Fuir to GosmI
Hulls and dry cows
Heavv rough calves
I 60 to
II 00 to
2 50 10
Fresh cows, per head
Prime llo 100-tt, sheep...
Common 70 lo lii lb sheep..
Ls 111 lis
20 00 to 45 Ot
4 M to 5 t
3 0 1 to 3 5!
Mntii & g
8 00 to 6 0t
A 80 to 5 M
40 to ftOI