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VOLUME LXVII— NO. 168.
J. Reginald Birctiall Expiates
Hanged for the Mal Mnrder of His
Friend, F. C. Benwell.
Hot a Sign of Fear Displayed Throughout the
Terrible Ordeal— His Last Public
Special to The Morning (______.
Woodstock, Nov. 14.— At 8 :_. o'clock this
morning Reginald Birchall was launched
into eternity for the murder of bis fellow
countryman, F. C. Benwell. Airs. Birchall
remained in the cell with her husband till
1 o'clock this morning, when she was led
away weeping. ..Birchall slept but little,
but his demeanor during the night remained
unchanged. He had an impression that
some one would publish a bogus confession,
so- he prepared the following as his final
EIBCHALI.'S LAST STATEMENT.
Woodstock Jail, November 14, 1890.
All rights reserved. If after my death theie
shall appear in the press, or In any other manner
whatsoever, any confession that 1 had any baud
In the murder of F. C. Benwell, or any personal
knowledge of said murder, with intent or malice
afoietbouglit, or any personal connection with
Uie minder on tbe I'm of February, or other
days, or any knowledge that any such murder
was likely to be committed, or any statement
fuiiher than any lhat I may have made public
pievious to this date, 1 band this statemeut to
ibe caie cf iieorge Perry of Woodstock, Ontario,
lhat he may know mat any confessions or partial
confessions are entirely fictitious and In no way
ever written by me, and neither emanated from
me in any way whatsoever to any peison, and
the whole is fictitious and without a word of
truth. This likewise applies to my story In the
loam, in which I have made no such confession
or partial confession. Ibis holds good through
put. Keg. Dikchall.
TnE LAST HOURS.
Tie partook sparingly of breakfast at 6
o'clock, and then began to prepare for the
final ordeal. lie put on a white flannel
shirt, with coat and vest, but asked tho
turnkey to see that this was replaced after
bis execution by an ordinary white shirt
with starched collar and black tie. He
would nol wear a starched collar at the exe
tion, be said, because i; might interfere with
the placing of the rope around his neck.
At 6:30 o'clock a crowd began to collect
in front of the jail, chiefly newspaper men
from all over Canada and the United
States. An hour later the doors of the j.il
were opened arid the crowd admitted and
1 assed through to the yard in which the
scaffold was erected. About 150 'persons
The executioner appeared upon the scene
at 7:35 o'clock, rope in hand, and began to
put things in order. The scaffold was made
ul three pieces of timber six inches square.
Two uprights were sunk in tbe ground and
the third timber was crossed over the top.
The rope ran over pulleys in this cross
beam and a weight of 350 pounds of iron
lva* attached to the opposite end of the
noose and held up by a cord to a staple.
The cutting of tins cord releases the weight
which fails and jerks the condemned up
ward four ffeet
At 8:15 o'clock the hangman, having com
pleted bis preparations outside, came in at
tired in a long black Prince Albert co.it.
Night-guard Midglry, with a hard look about
the mouth tut a telltale moistness about the
eyes, climbed the stairs and stood or. the
gallery X beside Bircball's corridor-door.
There the old soldier stood, gloomy aud
sorrowful, until the sad procession passed
cut and down tho spiral steps.
A SAD rI'.OCESSION.
At 8:23 o'clock the executioner was beck
oned to go up. He bad been walking around
the rotunda, in his hands the straps with
which be was to tießirchall's arms, waiting
for the signal. He put behind his back and
partly under the skirt of bis coat the russet
colored straps, and went up the stairs.
A minute or two he took to strap the
prisoner's arms behind his back, and then
the awful march to death began. First
came Rural Dean Wade in his surplice, and
reading the Cburcb of England service for
the dead, behind him Dr. Chamberlin, fol
lowed by A. D. Stewart and Deputy Sheriff
Perry. The prisoner came next, deathly
pale, but resolute, bis jaw locked with the
fixity of death. His step was steady. His
jet black hair and mustache made the pallor
of bis face like mat
riTY FOE THE doomed man.
He was dressed iv dark-colored tweed
clothes, white flannel shirt with a black bow
at tbe collar, and light, patent-leather shoes.
lie looked so young, and there was such an
expression of immovable resolution and un
daunted courage ihat the men who saw him
and Knew him to be worthy of death in the
eye of the law forgot be bad shot bis friend
iii the back in a lonely swamp.
Facts of half the men there were as while
almost as thai of the doomed man. Atthe
loot of the spiral staircase the procession
re-formed, and his friend Leetham walked
on one side of him, with Day Guard George
Perry on the other. Jailer Cameron fol
lowed (hem, aud after the hangiuau the
aged Sheriff was supported to the door of
the corridor overlooking the west yard.
The march was slow along the corridor and
out into the yard. Leetham walked close
beside the prisoner and held one hand in
both of his, with all. the assurance of a
FAREWELL TO EARTHLY CARES.
The principal actors in the tragedy stopped
wit their charge fifteen feet from the gal
lows, and the solemn tones of the Anglican
service thrilled every one there with a hor
ror that hardly let them realize the tre
mendous importance of the act In which
they were taking part. They felt an over
powering pity for the black-haired, white
laced y< nog man standing on the threshold
of eternity. His eyes bad not a trace of tie
frivolity that lightened his imprisonment.
A- lie stood listening to the low tones of tlie
j ii st they were fixed on the bine sky over
to the north. 'I here was not a hunted li ok,
nor was there any fear in bis eyes, but a
fixed purpose that seemed to consume bis
li is not possible to imagine the expression
of his face. He was living a lifetime in that
lour, r.ud there was no one there but would
lave shared the strain of his terrible ordeal.
Ii was not despair, but lie had strung bis
whole being up to die "game."
L.M'.'.K THE GALLOWS.
At the words "Dust to dust" in the ser
vice Birchall' stepped firmly forward and
took his place under the scaffold, Willi his
face to the .south aud turned up slightly. He
took Lcetbain's bands in his and the irieuds
kissed under lbe gallows. The, executioner
put a strap around the prisoner's legs, just
abjvc the knees, and when the clergyman
took . Bird-ail's baud and kissed him the
witnesses were sure the cud was near and
the suspense was terrible; terrible on the
witnesses, but no human knowledge can say
bow terrible to the man Standing alone there
on tbe greensward. As the priest entered
upon the Lord's Prayer the executioner put
tbe lack cap over the bead of the doomed
man and adjusted the noose about bis neck.
Bird ail bad declared be would say noth
ing at the scaffold and the witnesses did not
expect lie would. His silence seemed, by
tlie intensity of bis purpose, to be a silence
concentrated - biiiiond times.' He did not
Bay a word after leaviug bis cell, except it
might have been to mutter a word to
Leetham or Wade when he bid them good
by with a kiss.
SWUNG INTO ETERNITY.
At 8:29 o'clock, six minutes after the pro
cession stalled from the corridor the words,
"Deliver us from evil," gave the signal and
a qu'ck pull of the small rope by tiie execu
tioner, who stood behind the law's victim,
released the immense weight. It dropped
with the rapidity of thought and sank six
or eight inches in the ground by the force
Of its weight. Birchall bad beeu- placed
close to one of the uprights and the jerk of
tbe noose drew his body first obl.qfTC'ly, then
up. The body was jerked into the air about
tive feet and fell until the feet were within
two feet ot the grouud.
The convulsions commenced half a minute
later, but were not at all violent, more re
' sembling heavy breathing with -a - slight
twitching '.J lbe bauds and legs. At 8:30
The Morning Call.
o'clock the convulsions ceased and at 8:35
o'clock Dr. Chamberlain declared Unit life
was extinct. He said the neck was broken,
but a post-mortem showed that deatff was
caused by strangulation. The body was
buried in the jail-yard.
A Brief Sketch of Uls Career Before and
After the Mnrder.
On the morning of February 17, 1890, at 6
o'clock, Frederick C. Benwell left Buffalo,
N. V., in company with Reginald Birchall
and a man known as the "Colonel," They I
went by the Grand Trunk Railway to a
place called Eastwood, Province of Ontario,
arriving there betweeu 10 and 11 o'clocit.
Leaving Eastwood, they went to a lonely,
secluded place in a swamp three miles dis
tant. From this . place Benwell never
emerged alive. Subsequently his body was
found in the swamp, a short oistance from
the road, with two bullet holes in the hick.
The subsequent arrest of Birchall and his
trial are fresh in the minds of every one
who reads the papers. The Crown de
pended upon circumstantial evidence for a
conviction, but this was wrought link by
link until the chain of evidence was so
strong that no otlier recourse was left to
the jury but that of returning a verdict of
guilty of murder, and for this he was sen
tenced to be hanged.
There is but short shrift under the En
glish law between sentence and execution,
and a mistake made can never be rectified.
For this reason the friends of the condemned
man Immediately commenced action, Mrs.
Birchall, the beautiful and suffering wife of
the prisoner, has been untiring in her efforts
to secure a reprieve. In company with Mrs.
West-Jones a>:d her husband's counsel, Mr.
Dogald MacMurcby, she called on the Min
ister of Jiisiice, Sir John Thompson, to
whom Mr. McMurchy, nfter reviewing all of
the weak points in the testimony, stated
that the most prominent men, both in eccle
siastical and commercial circles, had signed
a petition in favor of the death ssntence be
ing commuted, and making a strong plea for
the Minister's most earnest and solemn con
sideration of the case.
JIKS. lUItCIIALL'S PLEA.
Mrs. Birchall also made a strong personal
plea. She was laboring under intense emo
tion, but bore up bravely as she handed Sir
John the roll containing the names, and
"The petitions which I have now the honor
to hand to you. Sir John Thompson, are
largely signed from the province of Ontario,
but also contain many signatures obtained
in Montreal and Quebec, numbering in nil
about 3000 persons. I need liardly say that
I have the most implicit belief in the inno
cence of my husband, and I feel convinced
that time will prove it. If the sentence of
the court bo carried uut it will blight my
life and ruin the reputation and happiness
in England of my own family and of that of
my husband. 1 earnestly pray you, Sir
John, for the reasons set forth by my coun
sel and those which appear on the petition
to recommend the commutation of my bus
As the poor little woman uttered these
words the tears rolled down her cheeks and
she was aluicst overcome with emotion. The
petitions presented contained the names of
240 lawyers, iif ty-tive doctors and forty-two
clergymen, besides those of the most prom
inent merchants In Toronto, Quebec aud
Montreal. That the effect was a failure is
shown by the tragic event of this morning.
BOGUS STATEMENTS AND THREATS.
Several attempts have been made to im
pose upon tbe credulity of the Minister.
One letter was received which purported to
bave been a confession of tbe "Colonel,"
that be bad shot Benwell. Another con
fessed the murder, and said that already
two men bad been bung for crimes which
he bad committed, and that another was
serving a life sentence in a State prison,
and threatening if the sentence of the law
was carried out on Birchall that not a plank
would be left of a building owned or occu
pied by the jurors, and that the Judge him
self would be killed, even if a train had to
lie wrecked to effect the purpose. Another
was signed "Mable Morton, Noith Adams,
Mass.," and was directed to "Mr. B. li.
Osier, Q. C, who transmitted it to Boa. O.
Mowatt, by whom it was sent to the De
partment of Justice. In this letter, written
with great regard to detail, the writer
says that she was betrayed by Ben
well, who promised to marry her; that
she followed him to this country and boueht
in Now Tori; the pistol with which the deed
was committed; that in her pursuit she
adopted several male disguises, so as not to
be recognized either by Benwell or Birchall;
that bnally she made herself known to
Birchall. and induced him to decoy Benwell
to the swamp, under the pretense that sue
would then frighten him into marrying her;
that Birchall carried out the programme,
and she appeared before them In the charac
ter of a highwayman, and told Birchall lo
go about his business, which he did: lhat
she then revealed herself to Benwell, and
demanded a fulfillment of his promise; that
he turned away from her with a sneer, and
she shot him and carried his body to wliere
it was found. The whole story "is a pretty
romance, and could be worked up into an
effective drama, but it did not iuliuence the
stern Minister of Justice.
I>l all's autobiography.
As soon as it became evident to the con
demned that bis span of life would be cut
short on November 14th, be busied himself
in writing a history of his life, the copy
rights for which have sold for $1700, which
money lias been given to Mis. Birchall.
From this history we barn thai he was bom
May 25, 18GG. His lather was the Key. Jos
eph Birch. ill, M.A., late rector of Church-
Kirk, near Aldington, England, rural dean
of W hal ley and proctor in convocation for
the archdeaconry of Manchester. He died
very suddenly in 1878, just one month after
Reginald b..d been placed in Bo.sall School,
Blackport, Lancashire. His father's death
v. asa great loss to hiiu, for he loved bim
dearly, In 1881 he was transferred by bis
guardians from Bossall to Beading, In Berk
shire. In everything except bis studies be
fought bis way to the front. He was first
iv all games, revelries, debauches mid
"larks." He bad two mottoes: "Never
trouble trouble till trouble troubles you"
and " Never do to-day what you can do to
morrow." His disposition was a singular
tissue of contradictions. He thought that
the killing of pigeons at shooting-matches or
tin; ill-using of a horse or dog was cruel, and
called fur tne Interference ol the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and
at the same time took great delight in the
'Varsity hunts, prize-fights and kindred
sports. At one moment he would discourse
in a most sentimental manner about guard
ing well the purity of one's sisters and in
the next— he was au artist of no mean
merit— he would draw the picture of a
woman exposed beyond the bounds of de
cency, as some women do in fashionable so
ciety. He offered two quotations from
which to choose:
Who loves not women, wine and song
ltematus a fool Ills wbole life lung.
And then as a reverse of the picture said
that the things which would bring a man to
ruin quickest were:
Women, wine ami horses.
. l'.ccr, baccy and billiards.
Those who knew him longest and most in
timately say that be was crazy, or ut the
best was off his mental balance.
his college caueeu.
From Read i tut be was seat to Lincoln
College, Oxford, and on ihe University
calendar of 1887 is the entry, "Birchall,
Kegiimld, metrical Lent term, 1880."
Here be kept up his former college pranks.
He organized a dramatic performance at
Tenby, himself being stage and business
manager, and afterward took bis company
to Conway, or CoKvyn Bay, North Wales.
He played Bccles in "Casta" ami the Brave
General in "Bombastes Furioso." On one
occasion in the latter play, where he bad to
repeal the lines.
Whoever dare these boots displace
Must meet bombastes face to lace,
One of the boots refused to come off not
withstanding his most powerful efforts.
Instead of being embarrassed by the situa
tion be paraphrased by saying:
You wont come off. although my arms are strong;
.No doubt niy locs, to luiitcii, will not come on.
Clever and careless in every thing he did,
his library showed his tastes in reading.
He had Lander, Buskin and De Quincey in
his looms into which to dive during his
leisure moment*. The "Opium-Eater's"
flowing essays had a special delight fur him,
and he made a study of that one, now
famous "Murder as a Fine Art." lie
bated lectures, and was often seen reading
the Sporting Times during divine : service.
it was said that about two years ago he
shot a man by accident at Brasenose Col
leg'', but his fellow-students deny that Mich
was the case, but -ay that the reckless fel
low was capable of ;ny amount of fraud,
and was fond of quoting the maxim of the
Ticliborne claimant" thai there were men
who Had brains and men who had not
brains, and that those who bad brains
should live on those win; ), n^ u ( "
UK Wilis A .VILLAGE BELLE..
Three short years ago Reginald Birchall
won the heart and hand of Florence Steven
son, the beautiful daughter ■of -a proud
father, the belle- of an English village,
courted and wooed by men of wealth and
high standing — to-day, '■ a broken-hearted
woman. ' There was an elopement, a secret
marriage, and she was bound for life to one
t. ho, as - lime passed on,' had the brand of
SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15. 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
betrayer, thief and murderer branded upon
bis. brow. She was so beautiful that she
was called " I.ady Somerset." aud the men
envied him his prize. To-day, with wan
and pinched cheeks, her whole expression
calling forth words of pity, she bows her
head and weeps. The laws of the land
would not allow her to press her husband's
hand or kiss his lips for fear the one might
furnish him with a weapon, or the other pass
him a capsule containing a deadly poison.
She must not even see him, except in the
presence of a jailor or assistant. As she en
ters the prison through the doors of oak and
iron, two faces appear at the door, Birchall
and his guard. Birchall lias a pipe iv his
mouth, and just as his wife's face appears
above the platform he blows out a cloud of
smoke and laughs. It is a laugh of insolent
welcome, of bravado.
HIS WORDS OF WELCOME.
"Well, my dear, come to see the murderer
again, have you? Well, he wont bite, and
he's good enough for you."
The door swings with a creak, and the
weird sound calls her back to the present.
As the iron bars open the guard steps out
and Jailer Forbes, accompanied by the
wife, enters. Then tho guard locks the
The law of the land is that a condemned
man shall not be alone for an instant with
any one except the jail officials and his
spiritual adviser, and so husband and wife
are locked together with the jailer. Only
two or three words are spoken as that door
swings b ick.
"It's a nasty day outside, Florence," says
This is all the wife replies. Did the single
word mean love, hate, contempt, or some
thing else? r
THE FINAL FAIIF.WELL.
The conversation is mostly on business. :
It is about the sale of the manuscript, upon
which the murderer has been busy ever
since sentence of dentil was pronounced. All
the money, about 81700, is to go to the wife,
and ha tells her how ii is arranged.
All the lime tliero stands the jailer watch
ing; there stands the husband murderer, his
hands calmly crossed, the pipe in a corner of
his mouth and a stream of bluish smoke
curling about the stem. Insolence and
bravado are marked in his face. The very
devil looks out of aliis eyes. There stands the
wile, and one word, '.'Reginald I" is all that
i- said that has a ring of love in it. Some
times, eveu, Birchall tells a funny story,
some joke he has perpetrated upon the
guards. The poor wife, standing still, ap
parently does not hear him.
His last days have Peon days of bravado.
Playing leapfrog with the guards, telling
stories, singing songs and giving no thought
to the future. His wife was asked :
"What do you expect to de, Airs. Birch
"I really do not know," she replied. (The
question and answer referred to the period
after the execution.)
"Do you believe your husband guiltless?"
"That is something I cannot talk about,"
she said, and her expression plainly Baid,
AT AN END.
Tbe Revolt in Honduras Quelled by
Tegucigalpa, Nov. 14.— rebellion
headed by General Sanchez is practically
ended. The Revolutionary forces have
been utterly routed by tbe army
which President Bogran has been
rapidly gathering from all portions of the
couutry, with headquarters at Tamara, and
is in full possession of the capital city,
with the exception of one barrack, where a
remnant of the defeated army is closely Im
prisoned. If any of the rebel leaders
escape death it will be through the clemency
of the President.
The President marched upon the capital
from Tamara yesterday, driving in all the
scouts and advance guards and closing inou
the pickets of Sanchez* forces.
At times the skirmishing was very bloody.
Ambushes were frequent and effective,
owing to the brush-covered country aiding
such movements. The sharpshooters also
did good service for Bogran, picking off the
enemy's soldiers in large numbers. Skir
mishing was kept up until after nightfall
and neither side lighted fires at night.
At daybreak to-day Bogran, with perhaps
2000 soldiers, advanced upon the capital.
Sanchez had all the approaches guarded
with artillery, which did effective work.
Three pieces commanded the main highway
to Tamara, wish a large reserve force of in
fantry in the rear. This position was
charged several times by Bogran's forces be
fore it was carried.
Sanchez* troops were at last, after hard
figliling, routed, and look refuge in the Capi
tol. The light was continued in the streets
with varying success for several hours.
Street after street was cleared by Bogran's
forces and the barracks were recaptured
one by one.
The loss so far has been very heavy
on both sides. Bogran is now practi
cally master of the situation, as he
has Sanchez and bis army surrounded
in one of the barracks, which is now
being bombarded by solid shot and
shell. Sanchez' only chance to escape is to
make a sortie. gran has already taken
many prisoners. The city is badly wrecked
by shells and the inhabitants are thoroughly
terrorized. Barillas remained entirely neu
tral during the trouble.
THE INDIAN MESSIAH.
Excitement at the Pine Ridge Agency
Washington, Nov. 14.— Late advices
from the Pine Kiver Ageucy, South Dakota,
are to the effect that tbe excitement among
the Indians on account of the new Messiah
is rapidly increasing, and some apprehension
is felt. If active measures are not taken by
the Government a serious outbreak may
occur during the early spring or even before.
It is said, however, the Government has the
whole situation in hand, and will at once
and effectually crush out the very fiist
signs of an uprising.
- — -•
Nashville, Nov. 14.— First race, two
year-olds, four furlongs, Corinne Kinney
won, lone D second, Sbiloh third. Time,
Secoud race, three-year-olds and upward,
thirteen-sixteenth! of a mile, Kemp Dillard
won, Lucy 1' second. Bed Fox third. Time,
1 HA V,.
Third race, three-year-olds and upward,
six furlongs, Amos A won, Keiuiue second,
Bulem third. Time, 1:10%.
Fourth race, three-year-olds and upward,
one and a sixteenth mile-, Dollikins won,
Aniens second. Cashier third, Time, 1:50.
Fifth race, three-year-olds and upward,
eleven-sixteenths of a mile, Haramboure
won. Miss Francis second, Chicago third.
New York, Nov. 14.— Berserker's tips on
Linden: First race, Clarendon or Nelly
BIy; second race, Simrock or Zenobia;
third race. Badge or Euros; fourth race,
Cascade or Latina; fifth race, V'ardee or
Martin Kusseli; Sixib race, Kclipso or Peter.
— ♦ -
Kansas City, Nov. 14. — Attachments
were sued out late to-night by Samuel Leon
ard of Boston and levied upon the plant and
stock of the Kansas City Packing Company
for 5500.000. There was a smaller attach
ment against the Kansas City Packing and
Chase Kelrigeralor Company.- The failure
of the commission bouse of Samuel Bell &
Co. is supposed to be responsible for this.
Knights of labor in Session.
Denver Nov. 14.— The Knights of Labor
Assembly is busily at work on routine mat
ters. It is understood from one of the com
mittee that they are discussing the advisa
bility of the order in the luture taking an
active part in politics. Some definite action
will be taken before the assembly adjourns.
The Bow Between Eoldirrs and Students.
Ann Akboii (Mich.), Nov. 14.— Nine of
the militiamen concerned in Wednesday
night's fight, in which a student named Den
uison was killed, have been arrested, and
warrants will be issued for more to-morrow.
Several students and militiamen are still
laid up and two may die.
. -V .
A Bank Fresident Sent to Prison,
St. Joseph (Mo.), Nov. 14.— David Mc-
Keao, ex-President of the . Savannah (Mo.)
National Bank, was : sentenced to two years
in . the penitentiary to-day for defrauding
depositors of tbeir money.
Miss Grace King, the popular Louisiana
novelist, is a young lady of '21, with brown
hair and eyes, a stately figure and attractive
butrather striking features, r.w;
An Article on the Core of
The Doctor Unable to Indicate the Source
of the Curative Matter.
Effects of the Remedy. Upon Healtby and
Affected Persons Who Hare Been Sub
• jected to Experiments.
erf ' to The Mousing Calo.
Berlin, Nov. 14.— Professor Koch pub
lishes an article in tbe Deutsche Mcd
inizisehe Wocbenschrift on the cure of
tuberculosis. Professor Koch says be is as
yet unprepared to indicate the source from
whicli the curative' matter Is derived and
the method of preparation, for the reason
that experimental work is still in progress.-
He states the curative lymph Itself can he
obtained from Dr. Libbertz, whose address
is 28 LueneCurger strasse, Berlin.
The lymph is described as consisting of a
brownish, transparent liquid, so prepared
as to be proof against deterioration. When
diluted with water for use, the matter is
liable to decay, it is necessary, therefore,
that the attenuations bo perfectly sterilized
by heat and preserved In wadding covering
or prepared with a solution of phenol 50
per cent strong. When taken into the
stomach the curative matter proves to have
no effect. It must be applied subcutane
ously by means of a valveless syringe,
which must be rinsed with absolute alcohol
and kept in a perfectly asceptic condition.
Twenty-lire hundredths of a cubic centi
meter intensely affected a healthy man who
was subjected to an experiment while two
cubic centimeters applied to a Guinea pig
had little effect, Professor Koch injected
twenty-five hundredths of a cubic centi
meter under the skin of his own arm, and,
within a few hours experienced a contrac
tion of the limbs and a marked feeline of
lassitude, at the same time be felt the de
sire to cough together with difficulty of
breathing. These symptoms Increased
rapid iy and In five hours he experienced an
unusually violent rigor, accompanied with
nausea and the temperature of his body
Affer twelve hours the symptoms began
to abate and the next day his body resumed
its normal degree. The heaviness of the
limbs and the languid feeling continued sev
eral days, however. The samo results fol
low when the fluid Is applied to diseased
persons suffering from other than tuber
culosis affections, but' in persons affected
with tuberculosis tbe same quantity pro
duces a general and local reaction.
The reaction can best be observed in those
whose affection is visible, as, for Instance,
persi ns suffering Irom lupus. Within a few
hours after the injection the lupus sores be
gan to swell and finally assumed a dark
brown tint. The fever subsides, the swell
ing decreases and Generally disappears, scabs
of matter falling off later. Those portions
ot the skin not clearly recognized as lupus
nre not affected. It Is asserted with confi
dence that the remedy may bo considered an
indispensible auxiliary to a diagnosis, and in
doubtful cases incipient consumption can be
diagnosed by its use.
Professor Koch expresses the belief that
bis remedy will certainly prove a cure for
incipient consumption. Whether, however,
the cure will be final and definite is not def
initely proved, further experiments being
necessary to determine. The remedy can
only Influence the living tuberculous tissue.
It has no effect upon dead tissue, and pro
duces no effect upon tissues which have al
ready been killed by tbe application of the
remedy. It Ls quite possible that such
remedy may still contain living tubercules
bacilli which may again invade the adjacent
It follows, therefore, that tuberculous tis
sue that is still living must be made first to
decay. When this has been accomplished
every effort must be made to remove the
dead matter by surgery. Where this is im
possible and the secretion can only slowly
proceed, the living tissue must be protected
by a continued application of the remedy.
The remedy is applied In cumulative doses.
A small quantity at first suffices to produce
a strong action, but aa each succeeding in
jection causes lbe disappearance of a certain
quantity of tissue capable of reaction. In
creased doses are necessary until the patient
experiences as little reaction as non-tuber
Patients who have been treated in the
early stages of phthisis have all been treed
from the morbid symptoms within from
four to six weeks, when they may be re
garded as healed. Consumptives with large
cavities in their lungs will probably experi
ence a benefit from thn new remedy only
»in exceptional cases. In all cases
Professor Koch emphasizes the necessity
of early treatment Only in the Incipient
stages of the disease, ho declares, can the
remedy fully develop its efficacy. He depre
cates the mechanical and indiscriminate ap
plication of the remedy, holding it prefera
ble that the treatment should be applied in
suitable institutions where careful observa
tion is possible. "". . -v'
A Letter Explaining How the Cannibal Feast
London, Nov. 14.— Mrs. Jameson writes
to tlie papers enclosing a letter written by
her husband to Sir William McKinnou after
Assad Farran's story had been told, entering
a vigorous denial of its truth. In tba letter
Jameson says be was deceived. He saw a
curious native dance, which Tippoo Tib told
him was usually followed by a cannibal
feast. He was skeptical, whereupon an
other Arab told him (Jameson) to give him a
bit of cloth and he would see. Jameson
thought this a trick to obtain a gift, but
he gave the Arab six handkerchiefs. A girl
was dragged out and murdered before lie
knew what was going on. He made no
sketches at the time, but made them that
evening in his camp. Jameson goes on to
tell of the disreputable character of Assad,
and encloses a retraction from tl at chief, in
which he says the story about buying the
girl was inisuiidersrood. Mrs. Jameson
adds that her husband was about to take
further steps to clear himself when he was
stricken by the fatal fever.
llouney's official report is also printed. In
the course of it he severely criticises. tbo
management of Jameson and Barttelot, who,
be says, were hand in glove. They en
deavored to hamper him (Bonney) in various
ways. He says the march from Y'ambuya
to Unaria was delayed constantly by blus
ter, swagger and bad management. Speak
ing of the serious losses of arms and stores,
he says that during the twenty-four days of
Barttelot's absence, when bo (Bonuey) was
in charge they never lost a : man or a load
and traveled quicker. By Barttelot's bad
management the loads were afterward scat
tered all over the district aud many of tliem
In Bonney's letter to Barttelot's father,
telling of the Major bringing chains from
Stanley Falls for the slaves, lie says: " You
may not like to hear this, but the facts are in
possession of . lie Congo State authorities
and you had best be prepared to meet any
statement." In conclusion, in his letter to
Stanley, BDnney says that altar reviewing
all the events he believes Barttelot was in
A NEW DISCOVERY.
A Paris Physician* Startling Method of Em
balming the Dead. -.
Paris, Nov. 14. — Dr. Varist has dis
covered a ' new and startling way of em
balming the dead. lie ; plates _ the corpse
with ; gold, silver *or j nickel. The ] body is
then immersed in a chemical bath contain
ing metal s-alts." An electric current is then
applied and the subject becomes incased in
a hard and resisting crust of metal which
adheres to closely to i the form that it shows
the slightest wrinkle. The process Is called
"saltbropoplabUc." The doctor now has iv
his : laboratory a "metallized" baby, which
is truly a • masterpiece of art ' applied to
nature. The Infant is incased in purest sil
ver and seems sunk in the deepest and
calmest sleep. The ltttle hands are folded
and the tiny feet are in a natural position,
presenting a tout ensemble reminding oneof
AN XJNSEAWOBTHY SHIP.
Several Accidents Befell the Serpent Before
She Was Wrecked.
London-, Nov. 14.— A dispatch from Co
runna says the survivors of the Serpent
state that several mishaps occurred to ; her
before she was wrecked. The Admiralty
officials flatly contradict the statements of
Admiral Elliott and assert that tbe Serpent
was perfectly seaworthy. Thirty bodies have
been washed ashore at Coruuna, but none
of the officers have yet beeu found. -
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HAVE BECOME OBSOLETE.
Gum of Enormous Caliber Will Not Se U.<ed
in the Future. ■
Pakis, Nov. 14.— During the debate on
the naval estimates to-day, the Minister of
Marine stated that cannon of enormous
caliber would no longer be used, thirty-ton
guns being capable of piercing armor plates
of any thickness. He also laid that war
ships would be built with a speed of
California Dried Fruits.
- New Yohk, Nov. 14.— Despite the asser
tions of Pacific Coast papers of a large sup
ply of California raisins and primes, the
fact is denied here aod it is reported several
packers nre makin it cash settlements on
three brands. Prunes sold ahead early in
the season instead of guaranteeing deliveries
later on. It is said nearly everything in the
line of first-cla9S raisins and prunes that
arrives goes for deliveries on back orders,
but buyers are very exacting, and reject
goods not up to expectations.
British Lumbar for American Ships.
Victouia (13. C, Nov. 14.— ship Titan
is now in the K»yal Koads awaiting a tug.
She is to load lumber at Burrards Inlet for
Wilmington, Del. The lumber will be~used
in the shipyards there, being considered of
better quality for spars than American
lumber. The decrease of the duty on this
class of lumber, it is believed, will greatly
Increase the trade with Atlantic ports. The
Titan Is the first vessel to take a cargo of
British Columbia lumber to an Atlantic port.
To Pri vent Strikes.
Melbourne, Nov. 14. Premier Munroe
has announced his intention to convoke a
conference of delegates from all the Austra
lasian Governments and peoples to consider
measures for the prevention of strikes.
Struck a Beef.
London, Nov. 14. — The Hull steamer
Brentwater, struck a reef off Cape Finis
terre to-day and - foundered. Two of the
crew were drowned and sixteen saved.
Three Ken Killed by an Explosion of Dynam
ite in Ohio.
Aim.. (Ohio), Nov. 14.— 8y an explosion of
dynamite iv a stone-quarry this morninc
three laborers were blown to pieces and two
were seriously hurt.
Tbe killed are George Fisher Henry Wise
'kopf and Archie'Burkett. The shock was
felt for ten miles around. Many windows
were broken. The men were heating dyn
amite when the explosion occurred. Fish
er's arms and legs were blown off and all
that was left was the blackened trunk.
Wisekopf's head was torn from bis body
and not found until this afternoon, when It
was discovered in a field with some hogs
rooting it around. Bis arms aud legs were
TIIE BALL-PL VERS.
The Cincinnati Club Expelled From the Na-
,V; licnal League.
\i New York, Nov. 14. — The National
League this afternoon expelled the Cincin
nati club for playing with clubs ineligible
under the national agreement. - An appli
cation from J. B. Brush, representing sev
eral Cincinnati people, for a league fran
chise was granted.
The Players' League people have been
busy to-day and this evening. It is stated
to-night that President Prince has declared
the league will continue the light next year
if he has to sink $75,000 of bis own money,
New York, Nov. 14.— When asked about
a report that he was to be President of the
Union Pacific Kailroad Sydney Dillon said
to-day: "Bosh! 1 have not consulted with
Gould upon the matter, and I know nothing
of any conferences or negotiations. Gould
may have bought some Union Pacific stock."
Explosion nf Dynamite.
DULUTH (Minn.), Nov. 14.— A man named
Moreland placed some dynamite neara stove
In bis dwelling yesterday to thaw. It ex
ploded, killing Moreland and badly injuring
his wife and four children, none of whom,
however, will die.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Mark Twain received $00,000 in royalties
from the play in which the famous Mul
berry Sellers appears.
Lord Tennyson expects to make a sea
voyage with his son, Ilallam Tennyson, this
winter, and may visit the Mediterranean.
W. Seward Webb, President of the Wag
ner Car Company, has jusi been appointed
a Colonel on the staff of Governor Page of
Cornelius Vanderbilt has commissioned
Edward Burgess to design for him a 45-foot
sloop yacht, with which he hopes to capture
the championship next year.
Eighteen children have been born to Mrs.
Jacob ((sterling of Boselaud, 111., during a
married life of fourteen years. She is lbe
mother of five pairs of twins and one set of
Bobert Bnrdette, the humorist, has almost
abandoned writing for the newspapers. He
devotes bis time now to lecturing, and says
that be has become comparatively a gentle
man of leisure.
Miss Bacliel Sherman, the General's
daughter, is so well posted in politics that
she is an invaluable assistant to her father
in supplying him with names aud dates that
have grown dim in his mind.
■ The Maharajah Dimleep Singh, who has
recently begged to be received back in favor
with the Queen, has petitioned her to restore
him his graud cress of the Star of India,
which he returned once in anger.
Bobert Buchanan, like every one else who
starts a new review, reckons on making a
stir after Christmas with the venture he is
batching. Curiously enough, ono of its
chief 'functious is to be to "criticize criti
Joseph Anderson, the brother of Mary
Anderson, with his wife, the daughter of
Lawrence Barrett,- is In Baltimore, where
be will join the Booth-Barrett combination.
He does not think his sister will ever go on
the stage again. 9S_^_tgf^M
The Emueror Francis Joseph of Austria
feels very proud of bis new recruit. Prince
Alexander of Batleuberg, who lately joined
the Austrian army with the rank of Colonel.
Yon Moltke pronounces Alexander as one
of the best stratepsts in Europe. ;•/;,
P. T. Barn uiu tins been «uj 'ying himself
in Denver like any . young man of 21. In
fact, the Deuverites wont believe that he is
an 'octogenarian. He bas " just bought
nearly 8300,000 worth of property in Den
ver, and expects to live long enough to see it
quadruple in value.
John Brisben Walker, the Cosmopolitan's
proprietor, is several times a millionaire,
and made all his money mining and ranch
ing in Colorado. His wife is a daughter of
the artist David 11. Strother, better known
as Porto Crayon. They have seven sons
and no daughter, and live Iv a big place at
A I.s ml lord Wlio Squealed. '
" A Detroit drummer who was stopping at
a hotel in an Ohio | town found fault i with
the coffee, and the loudlord said to him In
the presence of three or four other guests: <
"You Michigan people drink so much root
coffee that you can't tell the real stuff when
you see it. r -^
: "What do youxall it?" asked the druru-
mer. - fi*f^9__^t^i___^a^s_&B^t^ttm^am
"O. G. Java, sir, and the very best."
"I'll bet you 825 it isn't.".SbgMSß
"I am a chemist, and have part of my out
fit with me. Get me a sample of that coffee
and I'll tell you what it is.
.He went to his room as a bluff, and in
about five minutes the landlord came up and
put a $5 bill in his hand and said:
"Take this and call the bet off." :
"But 1 want to anal— "
V : '- "Analyze be hanged ! ' It's Rio, and second
class at that, but I don't want to be -given
away. > I've bluffed over forty drummers in
the last year, and if I hadn't been told that
you traveled for a grindstone quarry instead
of a drug-store I'd never put up the money."
—Detroit Free l'ress. __J-___W____sß_
HARD AT WORK.
Blame's Reciprocity Plan Is
In Constant Consultation With Spanish-
A Hew Treaty With Brazil Read; for the
Senate's Consideration — Great
; Agitation In Brazil.
Special to The Moiin-in-g Cir.t*
Washington, Nov. 14 —Blame has not
been distracted from bis work on his reci
procity plan by tbe excitement of the elec
tion and be may give his party some things
to consider before the next session of Con
gress has ended, which will relieve them
somewhat from the depressing effect of the
election that has just passed. It is believed
that the reciprocity plan of Blame's with
a little hot-house treatment at this time, is
going to bud and blossom and bear fruit.
It is noted of Blame that when betakes
hold of a tiling lie does it in earnestness.
lie has leeway from now until 1602 for
negotiations with the Spanish-American
nations for reciprocity, but be is at work on
the matters now as if they were things to be
accomplished at once. W_t____\
HARD AT WOES.
lie is secluding himself from the public to
a gieat extent, aud is devoting nearly all his
time to working on his plan, which, it is
said, be believes will be the salvation of the
party, and which will certainly make him
the great man of the party if successful,
He would probably prefer the fame of
having developed our trade on the other
continent and giving a new impulse to our
national prosperity to that of being Presi
Doubtless Blame saw the cyclone coming
and he devoted himself more earnestly to
bis task of preparing a means of escape
from lasting injury, and within the past two
weeks he has had the east dining-room at
bis liouse fitted up as an oflice and consult
ing-room, and many times a day he has re
ceived visits there from the diplomatic
representatives of the Spanish-American
SIGNIFICANT VISITS. "T
' He has denied himself to other callers and
has devoted himself to conferences with
these diplomates and It may be assumed that
these conferences have not been fruitless,
since all the parties to them have bad prac
tically the same object in view.
The presence at Washington of Pitkin,
our Minister to the Argentine Kepubiic, and
Conger, our Minister to Brazil, are not with
out significance. There are reasons why
negotiations with the Argentine Republic
might be conducted at Buenos Ayres and
this makes it important lhat our Minister
there should confer personally with the Sec
retary of State after having been in confer
ence with the Argentine Government.
The negotiations with Brazil have proba
bly advanced further than any other.
A TREATY WITH BRAZIL.
Senor Salvador de Mendonca, special
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni
potentiary to this country from Brazil, has
gone home, taking with him some important
' papers.' lie will be gone Just about as long
as it will take him to get down there, have
the treaty signed and get back again, and
before Congress has been in session a month
the Senate will probably have tbe treaty
with Brazil to consider. The progress of
friendship and association with Peru and
Colombia is satisfactory also, but it is
thought we may not be making as much
progress Willi Chile. Chile is not as cordial
in its love for the United States as some of
the other Spanish-American nations.
In Cuba there is a tremendous agitation
of the question of reciprocity with the
United Stales. Just what is the disposition
at Madrid is yet to be found out. There has
been a change of Cabinet there and the new
Spanish Miuister here was presented to the
President to-day. Our Minister to Spain,
Grubb, is on his way to Spain, having full
Instructions in his carpet bag.
The Department of Slate has received a
dispatch from Consul-General Williams at
Havana stating that the chairmen of the va
rious business associations have been re
quested by the Government to appoint a
committee to go to Spain and report their
views upon the negotiation of a reciprocity
treaty with the United States. lie also in
closes a translation from an editorial in a
leading Havana paper, strongly favoring
reciprocity and taking to task the Spanish
Government for pronouncing the petitions
from Cuba imprudent, as "tending to en
courage you to be more exacting."
BLAISE'S FULL UAND. .
The editorial goes on to say the United
States Government is In possessiou of the
most exact information concerning Cuban
affairs, and that the h formation in posses
sion of Secretary Blame is of so decisive a
character as to enable him to say to Spain:
"Accede ' in my policy of commercial reci
procity or I will sink the sugar plantations
The editorial adds that the day this prime
industry is lost all the minor Industries will
be lost with it. "All the other industries,"
it says, "live and flourish because we plant
cane, make suear and sell it to tbe United
States. . Blame knows this and acts accord
ingly. Our campaign bad tc De under
SOUTH AMERICAN TREATIES.
Chicago, Nov. 14.— A special from Wash
ington says that Minister Pitkin has just
arrived from the Argentine Kepubiic,
and, it is believed, brings Willi him
a treaty, or basis of one. of re
ciprocity between tho United States and
the Argentine Kepubiic. Minister Conger
will make a recii rocity treaty with Brazil,
which will be his first work there. Minister
Romero of Mexico has been a good deal in
consultation with Secretary Blame, and lt
is believed that on this subject Secretary
Blame is actively engaged in consulting the
representatives of the various Soutb Ameri
can countries on the matter. - .
DESIKE POX RECIPROCITY.
Reception of the New Minister From Spain '
by President Harrison.
Washington, Nov. 14.— Some interesting
remarks, bearing upon reciprocity, were ex
changed to-day ou the occasion of the re
ception of Senor Gnanes, the new Spanish
Minister to tbe United States, by President
Seuor Gnanes said: " The international
exchange of the products and manufactories
of the United States and Spain is surely one
of the necessary laws that are based upon
the instincts . and universal needs of the
present day, and the greater the difference
between their customs, dispositions aud the
productions of their labor, so much more
necessary is it for these nations to come
closer together and increase their exchanges.
To maintain :■ these interests and to con
tribute to their development shall be the
object of my most solicitous care."
President Harrison in replying said: . "It
is most gratifying that,: in thus entering
upon your mission, you express in the name
of your Sovereign and the Spanish nation a
warm desire for the continued . harmony of
the relations and intimacy of intercourse be
tween the United States and Spain. .^ln
spired by like sentiments, I count upou your
promised aid in developing. larger relations
and closer ties of amity and commerce which
both nations desire for their reciprocal ad
A New System of Telcfhinic Communication
■'7.7. an Shipboard.
Washington, •.;, Nov. ", ■ 14. — Commodore
Dewey, Chief of the Bureau of Equipment, in
his annual report says that during the past
fiscal :( year ; " sixty-five vessels t have '_■ been
wholly or | partially equipped, at a cost of
$593,yi!f1, and I coal has : been | purchased at a
cost ot $451,003. Commodore Dewey says
the lighting |of ships-of-wnr by electricity,
wbicb was inaugurated by tbis Government,
has | now I become I so . essential that no war
ship is considered complete which is not so
lighted. Special ! attention has been given
during the past year to . tne subject of the
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means of iuterior communication on ship
board, and a telephone system will soon be
added experimentally to the other devices
on one of the new cruisers. The most
notable feature in connection with the ex
tensive telegraphic time service which has
become an established, and apparently in
dispensable commercial factor, centering
at the Naval Observatory, has been the con
certed attack upon the prevalent system by
a large number ot observatories located
throughout the United States, their object
being to break un the system In order that
the time, which is now furnished without
cash from the Naval Observatory, may be
distributed and charged for at these minor
observatories as a means of contributing to
FEDEHAL ELECTION KILL.
Senator Dolph Considers the Chances of Its
Washington, Not. 14.— A1l the Republi
can Senators are known to favor the enact
ment of a national election law, but none of
them are ready to say that the Kepublican
majority in the Senate will try to pass one.
It Is generally agreed, however, that the
postponement of the election bill at tho last
session has seriously endangered the meas
ure and increased obstacles which it may be
found impracticable to overcome.
, Senator Dolph of Oregon says: "I am cer
tainly in favor of passing a general elections
bill. 1 think Congress has an unquestioned
right to control the election of Representa
tives and Presidential Electors, and that it
ought to do so. Ido not think the bill now
beforo the Senate meets all the requirements
of the case, for 1 believe that Federal elec
tions should be held on a different day from
State elections. ■
'" If the present bill were agreed to by a
majority of the Kepublican Senators I
should vote for it. As to the prospects for
passing it at the coming session I do not
consider them bright. With our present
rules it would be impossible to pass the bill
and I fear that there are not enough Re
publicans who, in view of the recent elec
tions, would agree to such a change of the
rules as would be necessary to pass the
Washington, Nov. 11.— The storm that
was central yesterday over Lake Superior,
moved to the mouth of the St. Lawrence,
an off-shoot of this storm developing from
Nebraska to Texas. This offshoot divided
the clearing condiiion which yesterday ex
tended from the Pacific to the Atlantic, one
portion being central on the Middlo Atlantic
Coast, the other on the North Pacific Coast.
A cyclone of slight intensity appears tc be
developing in the Gulf. Rain has fallen on
the South Atlantic Coast and in the Eastern
Gulf States. The temperature has fallen iv
the extreme Northwest, the Upper Lake re
gion and the Middlo Gulf States, and gener
ally it lias risen elsewhere.
Washington, Nov. 14.— Mrs. Jones will
not accompany Senator J. P. Jones to Wash
ington this winter, but will remain with her
children at tlieir seashore place at Sauta
Julia Norton of California has been pro
moted to be a copyist in the Interior Depart
ment at S'JOO per year.
As.-istant Engineer J. L. Wood has been
detached from the Naval Academy and
ordered to duty as Assistant Inspector of
Machinery now being constructed at the
Union Iron Works, San Francisco.
K. £. Whitetield has been appointed gauger
at Sau Francisco.
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Washington, Nov. 14.— "Indian Bill"
Whaley's sentence of five years' imprison
ment at San Queulin for manslaughter was
to-day commuted lo two years by President
Harrison. He will be liberated December
15th. ■ •
Killed in a Wreck.
Washington, Nov. 14. — Mrs. Angels,
wife of a census employe of this city, who
wus on her way to visit her father, A. A.
Lover, at Berkeley, Cal., was killed in a
wreck at Johnstown this morning.
The Worst of the Sqneze in the Money
Markets About Over.
New York, Nov. 14.— The stock market
to-day was much less active than lor a week
past, the general list being comparatively
dull, with small fluctuations and practically
devoid ot feature. There was, however, no
lack of animation in a half-dozen or more of
the leading stocks, and their fluctuations
were as large as usual, the prevailing ten
dency belli;; downward. The cause for the
renewal of the uneasiness was found this
morning iv a dispatch from abroad, which
reflected a less confident tone and indicated
that the squeeze lor mouey on the other side
was by no means over.
Here money telegraphed from San Fran
cisco, aggregating 815,000,000, gave a much
easier tone io the money market, and while
funds on call were run up to 12 per cent at
one time, loans were made as low as 4 and a
Him I one at 5.
The domestic news was of rather an en
North American for the first time in many
days censed to be the most prominent stuck
on the 'Ist, and for some time it was com
paratively neglected, while the transactions
in it reached an ordinary figure. Its early,
advance was not held, and it slowly drifted
back to the neighborhood of 11. r
The feature of later dealings was the heavy
selling of Northern Pacific, which from 00%
declined to 57.
A severe drive was made against Pacific
Mail with the first sales, and it was de
pressed y'/g per cent, the decline being ac
companied by certain vague rumors, but
about which nothing of a definite character
was developed. The stock later seemed to
have good support and made a substantial
In tho afternoon the market continued to
settle down slowly and steadily anil finally
closed active and weak at or near the lowest
prices of the day. Lackawanna is down 4%,
Louisville aud Nashville 2%, Union Pacific
2%, Sugar 2%, Northern Pacific (preferred)
2%, Atchison 1%, St. Paul 1%. Govern
ments are heavy. Petroleum is dull. De
cember closed 72%.
Jolin Claflin, the dry-goods man, was In
terviewed regarding the money situation.
lie said he thought the crisis was over.
Money is already coming in, especially from
the Soutli, and there is no need for Govern
ment help. The Clearing-house action is af
fording all the necessary relief.
Andrew Carnegie said: "lam not inter
ested in Wall street, and have not sold any
stuck. I am a manufacturer, and in the
manufacturing world . everything is all
The Mail and Express prints a report that
Villard has started from Denmark, but will
not he here before Thanksgiving. '
The motion for the appointment of a re
ceiver for the North Itiver Bank has been
postponed until Mouday, because efforts are
being made to resume business.
The Directors of the bank held a meeting
this afternoon. Superintendent Preston said
that the board had considered ways and
means to rehabilitate the bank, and had re
solved to make active efforts to that end. If
successful the bank ought to open on Mon
day or Tuesday. A committee from the
Clearing-house has expressed confidence in
tbe solvency of the institution.
THE LONDON MARKET.
London, Nov. 14.— street dealings at
the Stock Exchange were ti.e worst of the
week. The known (net that over £1,000.000
in consols had been sold, led to a 'reaction.
The rush to realize increased ou bear rumors
that notable financial houses were involved.
An influx of £1,030,000 in gold into the Bank
of England from Paris failed to relieve the
strain. Several discount houses refused bills
at 0 per cent or any terms, owing to tho gen
eral feeling ol uneasiness. American rail
roads declined 1 to 3]A. .
Some of the wealthiest London bankers
met to-night at the Hank of England,
where they discussed the financial position
of certain large firms. -. _
villard's statement. .
' Berlin, Nov. • 14.— Villard : reached here
Monday from Frankfort.. He characterized
the rumors of his insolvency as part and
parcel of the attack of the bears on Villard
stocks.' lie refused further to discuss the
situation. The Bleichroeder Banker says:
"Our : confidence in Villard stocks Is not
shaken by the events and failures in New
York Monday." • Villard • was '. received by
tne Minister of Commerce, who sought from
bim some information . concerning the pres
en: tariff and political ■ situation in tbe
United States. ■-■-.-■ .
Fire In a Bakery.
Rats ignited matches in Swain's bakery
at 630 Market street at 1:35 i this I morning.
The blaze caused an alarm from Box 48. A
bucket of water subdued the flames before
an engine arrived. ts^^^^i^
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CAUSED BY FOG.
Terrible Railroad Collision in
A Pullman Coach Wrecked and Then
Two Passengers Killed and Many Otbers
Seriously Injured A Fatal Acci
dent Near Euffalo.
Special to The Mon:,- 1 s-u Cali.
riTTSBUKG, Nov. 14.— The second section
of the Western Express on the Pennsyl
vania Kallroad collided with the east-bound
express -train at New Florence, Pa., this
morning. The wreck took fire and one Pull
man was burned. The accident was be
tween two sections of the Western Ex
press, which left New York last evening,
and was caused by a fog which prevented
the engineer of the second section from see
ing the first section in time to stop. The
first section was made up of Pullman sleep
ers and day coaches. The second section
was composed of baggage, express and mail
cars. The first section was behind time and
the second crashed into the sleeper Biscay,
telescoping it ten to twelve feet.
The sleeper caught fire and was nearly de
stroyed. The Achates, the next sleeper,
was thrown from the track. The scene fol
lowing the collision was exciting in the ex
treme. The passengers became panic
stricken, and ' in their efforts to get out
broke the windows and crawled through.
As quickly as possible the passengers ia
the unfortunate Biscay were removed, when
it was found two wero killed outright and a
number were more or less seriously Injured.
At least four of the injured, it is though!,
will die. They were conveyed to bouses in
The uninjured arrived in this city shortly .
The killed were: Henry D. Minot of Bos
ton and Mrs. S. 11. Angell of Washington.
The injured are: R. S. Delaney and wife,
nayniarki-t, Va., very severely: J. K.
Matthias, Baltimore, seriously; J. Hellman, '
Washington, internally; William Roches
ter, Hoffman House, New York, inter
nally; C. C. Hicks. Providence. R. 1.,
seriously; Miss M. V. Kelloag, Richmond,
slightly; J. H. Hill, Sunburg, Pa., in
ternally injured seriously; William Mil
ler, Allegheny City, Pa., very seriously;
Henry McCorniick, engineer. Nineveh, very •
seriously; Dr. Wiehle, slightly hurt; Mrs.
Wiehle, very seriously ; E. A. Parish,
Quincy, III.; Mrs. N. Welfare, Cleveland;
11. S. llill, Pittsburg; Samuel Galie, New
York; J. W. Weslfe. Boston; Mrs. S. D.
Williams, Cleveland; E. _.. Tighe, Detroit.
Boston, Nov. 14.— N. D. Miuot, who was
killed in the accident near New Florence, .
was born in Boston but had lived in SL Paul
for six years. He was President of the East- "
crn Railroad of Minnesota and a Director of
the Manitoba. :
Fr. ph: Trains Collide.
Beixaire (Ohio), Nov. 14.— A collision
occurred on the Baltimore and Ohio road,
near Scott's Station, at 4 o'clock this morn
ing, between two freight trains, killing
John Watson, engineer, James Fleisher,
fireman, and • James -Barrett, fireman.
Thomas Burke, another employee, cannot
recover. Both of the engines and tlieir cars -
were completely wrecked. The accident :
Vi as caused by disregarding orders.
Dubuque (Iowa), Nov. 14.- i\vo freight
trains on the Kansas City road collided this
morning at Elkton, Minn., and Engineo;*
Penman, Brakeman Callahan and Fireman
Kolfe were instantly killed.
Washington, Nov. 14.— Rumors have
reached here of a disastrous railroad wreck
on the Norfolk and Western, near Peters
burg, Ya., and that two were killed and a
nunilier Injured. ________
Fatal Collision at Euffalo.
Buffalo (N. Y.i, Nov. Three Ital
ians were killed and several others seri
ously injured in a collision between two
gravel trains this evening on the Lacka
A False Report.
Cheyenne, Nov. 14.— There is no truth
in the report of a disastrous railway
wreck on the Union Pacific yesterday. An "
engine broke down, delaying traffic, but no .
oue was hint.
Still Another Collision.
Petejisbukg (Ya.), Nov. 14.— Two freight
trains on the Norfolk and Western road
collided this morning. One brakeman was
killed, and other trainmen painfully in
Still in the Fight.
Kansas City, Nov. 14.— Atchison
(Kans.) special contains an interview with
Senator Ingalls regarding his chances for
re-election to the United States Senate.
"What?" said Ingalls. "Not win, when I
am certain of going into the fight with
seventy votes; within fourteen of enough to
elect me? I would make thu fight if I
bad but three votes and knew I would get
no more." &__&_
Boston, Nov. 14.— At the Methodist Mis
sionary Convention to-day a number of ap
propriations were made: I- or China, 8108,000
Malaysia, £8000: Bulgaria, 519.000, For
work in Italy $50,000 was voted, the Com
mittee on Europe recommending that sum.
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