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Death of Henry Starkey.
Henry M. Starkey, secretary of tho De
troit water commission, died in that city on
tho 2Mh ult.
Mr. Starkey was born at Bingham, N. YM
May 11, lvJS. When ho was still a small
boy his father, Lewis Starkey, removed to
Michigan and settled at Kalamazoo, serving
&S senator in tho second Michigan legisla
ture. Henry learned tho printer's trade
and worked on tho Kalama.'.oo pupers until
lie was 19, when ho enlisted in one of tho
Michigan regiments ruised for tho Mexican
war. His naratives of historic events of
that war in which ho was an activo partici
pant, used to bo very interesting. There
was one particular engagement in tho series
immediately preceding tho capture of tho
Mexican capital which ho used to declare
surpussod, in tho vigor in which it was con
tested and tho proportion of fatafities to
tho number engaged, anything ho saw in
bis experience during tho war of tho rebel
lion. On his return from tho Mexican war Mr.
St irkey located in Detroit. Beginning in a
subordinate capacity cn tho Free Press
when that journal was owned by Wilbur F.
Slory, ho hold various positions about tho
establishment, becoming Anally Mr. Story's
city cdilor. To his previous war experience
was added Borvico during the rebellion,
ana ho became a lieutenant on (Jen. Custer's
At tho clo.o of tho war ho tocaxno tho
first clerk of tho recorder's court of the
city of Detroit after tho establishment of
that tribunal. 1 le was successively deputy
county clerk, deputy city clerk, and held
tho office of city cleric for three terms. Six
tocn years ago h ; was i:p; ointod secretary
Of the water commission, and had held tho
ofl'cj continuously until his death.
II. E. Worcester, i gent of the Michigan
Central railway at Owosso, died very sud
denly tho other morning from taking car
bolic acid by mistake. Ho had been ill
for some timo und left tho office and went
homo to take medicine, but took vp the
wroug bottle. Ho discovered his error as
soon as taken, and started for tho dru.e
store across tho ttreet, whero he died in
In March, lss.", Andrew Ilarsby was kill
ed by an accident in tho Cleveland mine.
His widow sued tho company und after in
numerable delays tlio verdict of the lower
court of $.",(0.) damages has been affirmed
by the supremo court. Tho damages and
suit will cost the company nearly $ 10,000.
The Dundee gas well is nearly a quarter
ct a milo deep, but no gas yet.
H. It. Robinson, a resident of Coldwa'er
sinco lr,0, is dead.
James Hemes, un Indian lad who decamp
ed from tho state public school at Coldwat
er last July, has been recaptured and re
turned to that institution.
Tho owner of ouo of tho plats of Glad
stone puts a clause in his land contracts
and deeds providing for forfeiture in caso
the purchaser soils intoxicating liquors as a
bevcrago on tho premises. Tho same own
er also requests thoso who purchase to
erect bui'.dings thereon forthwith.
John D. Pierson of Sparta has been held
for trial on a charge of sending a dun on a
Edward Elkins drove into Lansing
the other night with a f.no team of
COlts, and ho said ho was on his
jvjis from Byron, O., to St. Louis, Micb.
The next morning ho started away intoxicat
ed, and his team trotting against a po9t, ho
was thrown out. He was picked up in a
comatoso condition and taken to tho city
Jail for treatment. During tho forenoon
Marshal Blair learned that Elkins had offer
ed to sell tho rig for $275, and as the carriage
alono was worth fully that, he wired the
polico headquarters in several cities. With
in au hour a dispatch was roccived from
Jackson, announcing that the rig had been
stolen from Vergo W. Brown, a brothor-ln-law
of Dr. Moffatt of Lansing. Elkins has
A starch factory will soon bo established
nt Bear Lake.
There uro 217 pupils in the deaf and dumb
school at Flint.
An eTort will bo mado to establish a nor
mal school in tho seminary building at Colon.
Tho foundry of tho Lake Superior iron
rc-rks at Hancock was badly damaged by
Are tho other morning.
The dockmen who struck for 50 cents per
hour for loading Hour at Gladstone, have
returned to work at tho former price, 30
cents per hour.
Fifty dollars reward is offered for the
recovery of tho body of P. J. Stimpson, the
Mackinaw City marine reporter who was
recently drowned in tho straits.
Steamer Charles 1. Fish caught Uro a
few miles down tho river from East Sagi
naw, and burned rapidly to the hull. A
number of pas.ienircrs were on board, but
tho boat was beached in timo to prevent
loss of life. Captain Joseph Jones remain
ed on board to the last and was severely
burned about tho arms und hi ad.
Hon. Emil Annekoof Bay City is dead,
Aged Go years. Ho was one of tho foremost
German citizens of that city, r.nl held tho
oflieo of auditor general of the state from
li:t to lSt7. 1 lo leaves three children.
Michael Crowley of Muskegon, has been
awarded tho f 160 premium ottered by Hen
ry Maulo of Philadelphia, for tho largest
cabbago in tho United States. Tho weiirht
of tha cabbngo was 02.ly jounds. A Cali
fornia cabbage mado it a clore contest.
Tho largest Hartlr tt-Corliss engines over
made in tho stato have Just been cast by
Hartlett Sc Co., of East Saginaw. Each
have cylinders 21x4. One is lor Germain's
immenso planing mill in that city, and tho
other for Hall & Buell's saw mill at South
Mfnistiquo. Tho weight of one of tho liy
wheels is 2'4,000 pounds, tho diameter IS
feet, with a 35-inch face. Tho other is a
Gen. G. B. Abbott, commander in-chief of
6ons of veterans, has appoiutod tho follow
ing brothers in Michigan as aids on his
staff, with rank of lieutenant-colonel:
Charles E. Davis, Grand Kapids; Lucius
E. Gould, Owossoi Earl Hemenway, Hart
ford; Norm G. Cooper, Sturgis. Mr. Coop
cr is a well known G. A. It. man also, and
editor of tho Coffee Cooler at Sturgis.
Charley Pelum aged 10, his brother
Prank aged 8 years, and James Botinskl
oared 18, fell into tho river at West Bay
City and were drowncJ, on tho 80th inst.
All threo bodies have been recovered.
V. J. R. Osborne, an Adrian pioneer, is
An Indian mound was opened near Alma
a few days ago, and found to contain, be
sides the bones of soveral aborigines, orna
ments and Implements enough to start a
' variety storo.
W, II, Cannift of Hillsdale, superinten
dent of tho Lansing division of tho Lake
Shore Sc Michigan Southern, has been ap-
Ixdnted assistant superintendent of the
ako Shore system; and ho assumes his
tievr duties Nov. 1.
John Provelltch of Calumet committed
suicide tho other day by crawling undr a
moving train. He wai horribly mutilated.
Burglars s.vuroJ I7;i in cash from
Eyan's grocery stons In Oxford the other
Prod Bunker, state agent of tho Y. M. C.
A. has resigned.
Wilson, Luther Sc Wilson of Luther, have
-enough timber on hand to keep their big
mill running for seven or eight years.
Sronson wants to get the Rogers City &
9 river railroad that Coldwator is try
log to raiso tho money for.
A. Lightheant of Sault Stc. Mario is
missing, and creditors mourn his loss $4,000
W. P. Pitch is the new superintendent of
' tthq Duluth, South Shoro and Atlantic rood.
A logging railroad is being built to run
from tho Wright lumber company road
south to Bound Lake, a distance of four
miles. Merrill & King of Saginaw, who
are building tho rood, havo 22,000,00) foot
of logs to get out.
G. V. N. Lothrop of Detroit, ox United
States tniuister to Russia, has boon In
Washington for several days for tho pur
pose of securing legalization by the Russian
legation of tho marriage ceremony of his
daughter Anne und the Russian cavalry
otlicer, Baron Hueuoof Russia. Tho papers
received from tho minister who married
tha couplo in Detroit must bo translated
into tho Russian language and certified to
tho czar's representative in this country.
This has been done, and tho baron und his
wife will nail for their futuro homo in St.
Petersburg euly in November.
Allan Shaw of Port Huron met with a
peculiar accident tho other afternoon. Ho
was digging in tho garden when his spade
struck what is supposed to bo a dynamite
cartridge, which exploded, the ball passing
through his leg und leaving an ugly wound.
It is a mystery how tho cartridge cumo to
Tho new flour dock at Gladstone wil
hold 50,000 bushels.
Tho twentieth anniversnry of tho organ
ization of tho Ancient Order of United
Workmen in America was celebrated at tho
Light infantry armory in Detroit, October
During tho evening Wm. H. Jones of
Philadelphia delivered an interesting ad
dress which ho concluded by presenting
Grand Master R. P. Geiger with a hand
some walnut cabinet. Tho growth of this
order is extraordinary. In tho 20 years of
its existence it has acquired a membership
of 120,000. Tho first lodge was formed at
Meadville, Pa., Oct. 27, 1mi;s, by John J. Up
church, with 14 members. Detroit now has
tho honcr of possessing tho largest lodge in
tho country. It has 1.245 members with an
existence of only 11 years. Tho number of
lodges in Detroit is 14, with a membership
of about 4,0tH).
WilliumS. Goodyear, a pioneer of Hast
ings, is dead.
Albert Ailing was killed by a switch en
gine on tho G. R. iSi I., road near Kalama
zoo, the other day.
David Thratt, un aged man, was caught
under rolling logs in a camp near Morley.
Both legs were broken, and ho was other
wise so badly injured that he will die.
A little daughter of Georgo Hoyd, of
Dover township, Lake county, set lire to
her clothing during the absence of tho fam
ily and was fatally burned. Tho child was
eight years old.
C. P. Farr of Burtchville, Sanilac coun
ty raised I-.".; bushels of bai ley to the aero
on his farm."
John Doyle, rondmaster of tho Detroit,
Lansing i"; Northern railway, und ex-mayor
of Ionia, has iuvented and built a steam
handcar which is said to be an unqualified
success. It is light, strong, fast and easily
managed, and can bo taken off or put on
tho track as easy as an ordinary one.
At a meeting of the Central Michigan
beokoi pers' association, held ut Lansing a
few days ago, it was agreed that the honey
crop this year had been u failure.
In tho circuit court ut Saginaw City the
Jury in tho case of C. H. Plummer vs. C.
W. Wells, P. C. Stone, and A. W. Wright,
gave Plummer a verdict for $5,000. He
sued for fcii0,000, claiming that in a timber
land purchase mado by the defendants, ho
wus to havo the work of cutting tho logs
they acquired, und that they failed to do us
W. M. Kehr, who was recently arrested
iu East Saginaw on a charge of being con
corned in the recent fur and silk robbery at
Flint, escaped from jail at tho latter place
on the 1st inst. With him went Louis Sam
uels, an alleged pickpocket, and also a
young fellow who has been doing work
about tho jail. Tho latter stole tho keys
und let Kehr und Samuels out.
Tho T. Sc A. A. railroad will build a new
depot ut Ann Arbor.
Alexander St. Charles, foreman for the
lumber firm of Batchelor St Whitney,
whilo on u drunken spreo the other night,
tried to enter tho houso of Sam Ferguson
of Parwell during his absence. He was re
fuse! entrance, nud Mrs. Ferguson then
called upon Frank Walker to protect her.
St. Charles then made a seeend attack upon
tho house und threatened to kill them ull,
kicked in tho door aud raised a club to
strike Mrs. Ferguson, whereupou Walker
shot him through the head. An inquest was
held before Justico Wait and Walker gave
hlmsolf up. S:. Charles' remains were
taken to Powaruo, where his parents resid-
THE WORLD OF TRACE.
Detroit M irktti.
Wheat No. 1 white, cash, fl.121,;, 1.12'i,
1.12; No. 2 red, $1. IV 1.13, 1.13 ; closed,
$1.13, nominal. December, $1.15, 1.151,
1.14K. May. l--(4', 1-21V. 1.81, 1 20;V,
1.21, 1 20V, 1.20,.', 1.20V, l.i.0, 1.20V, 1-20,
.VJ). No. a red, cash, $1,023.:, 1.02, 1.01 ,
November, $1. 01 December, $l.0;i, 1.03,
nominal: mixed, cash, $1.12; by sample.
$1.04; rcjocted red, cash, 1 car at H'lo. Corn
No. 2 cash, 4-o. Oats No. 2 white, cash,
27c; No. 2, cash, 27 g'c ; light mixed. sh
27, c ; No. 2 white, cash, 2Jo. Rye N" . 2
cash, SU'vc. bid. Cloversoed Prime,
$5.42 5.50; December, $5.50, 5.55; No. 2
cash, $".1", f.20; old prime, cash, $".20.
Provisions Detroit new mess, $15.50r?
1 5. 75; family pork $17.75(18; short clear,
$Ufyl9 25; lard, in tierces, 009! c; kegs,
D''dtlOc; palls, lOialO'c; hams. ll(?;12c;
shoulders, VwOKj'c; breakfast bacon, 11'4'
(ll're; dried beef hams, $(.).50(10; extra
mess beef, new, $7.60.
Flour Michigan patent. $$.f,0; roller M;
Minnesota patent, $7.50; Minnesota bakers',
toV-'5; ryo, $3.75 per barrel.
Hay No 1 timothy, $13 for car lots;
small lots, $l.Vrt'10; clover, mixed, $ll(Jll.2i
in car lots : straw, $5 In car lots.
Hidci Green No 1, 4c; No 2, 3Jc;cnre3
No. 1, &Jc; No. 2, 4c; sheepskins,
f)0cc$l..'i0, as to tho wool; green calf,
5c; salted calf, CVc per lb.
Game Receipts largo and market quiet.
Port ridges, 10,a 00c per pair; woodcock,? 2 f.O
pordoz; common ducks, 2"(30c, and Mal
lards, 75c per pair; rabbits, lOelV-'c each;
squirrels, 7Zc per doz; venison saddles, 13
14c per lb.
Livo Poultry Market easy. Fowls, Co;
fpring chickens. ; turkeys, t'c; ducke, 7c
Wool Firm; fine, 24Wi5c; medium, 2Wi
28e;pcrlb; coarse, 2 kit 27c; unwashed, Vc
Ari'LEs, per bbl $ 1 50 (ll 75
Beans, picked 1 W) (l H5
" unpicked 1 00 Ml 25
Beeswax 25 (it, 2H
BCTTER. 18 ( 20
Tallow 4(M ft
Cheese, per lb 9 (n 9
Dried Arri.us, per lb fK$ ?
Haas, pordoz, 20 (i, 21
Honet, per lb 17 ( 18
Hops, per lb 13 ( IS
Malt, per bu 1:0 (-t 05
O x ions, per bu 170 (tl 75
Potatoes, per bu X ( 35
Sweet Potatoes, per bbl.. 2 75 (d)3 00
I'EAUS.pcr bbl 3 60 (U4 50
Peaches, per bu 85 ($ it)
CKAXBEuuiES.per bbl 8 00 (it 60
Ouixces, per bbl 4 B0 (cp5 00
Crab Apples, per bu 75 (gl 00
Hosts Market active and Ann, prices fi(v?
10c higher; light grades, $5.20(5.40; rough
packing, $5 20a5 40; mixed Tots. $5 20(4)
$5 60; heavy packing and shipping lots,
$5 30(i!5 00. Cattle Beeves, $3ft5 CO; cows,
$1 40(a2 90; stoekers, $2rt3 M0. Sheep
Natives, $3(3 85; westerns, $2 75(3; Tex
ans, $J 40(3 20; lambs, $3 90(5 20.
Chicago Llv Stock Market.
Hogs Market, active, firm ond higher,
light, $5 20(5 60; rough packing, $ 20A
6 35: mixed, S3 20xr5 60; heavy packing and
shipping, $5 80('t5 00. Cattlo Market
steady; hooves, $i(5 50; cows, $1 40(rf2 90;
stoekers, 1 103 '). Sheep Market steady ;
natives, $3(a3 B0; westerns, $3 75(3)3 60;
Texaas,$2 402 20; lambs, $3 903 25.
Dr. Mackenzie's book may now circulate
in Germany the decree forbidding its cir
culatioa having been recalled.
Alfred H. Love, a merchant of Philadel
phia, has withdrawn as ejudidate for vice
president on tho national orpiul rights ticket.
David Sellers and his wile, living near
Mt. Gilead, O., wcro murdered tho other
uigbt und their farm houso was lire I by
the perpetrator of tho crime, whoso object
was undoubtedly roonery.
James Talmage, son of tha late A. A. Tal
maTO, general manacer of the Wabash rail
way, has boea convicted of murder in tho
socond degreo ut Koytsvllle, Mo., for kill
ing a tolegraph oporator named C. P. Tidd
one year ago, and sentenced to twenty-one
years in tho penitentiary.
The W. C. T. U., superintendents con
cluded their labors in New York. They
decided to meet next In San Francisco on
September 28, lsO, on which occasion a
grand harvest horns festival will bo held in
honor of Miss Willard's 50 birthday. Tho
work will I o extended into tho territories
and a department will bo established at the
Paris exposition, appropriations having
been made for that purpose. Miss Jennie
Smith was re elected superintendent of tho
work among railroad men.
In tho suit of Mrs. MyraBoals of Boston,
ngaim-t Dr. Ausrustia Thompson of Lowell,
for having alienated her husband's affec
tions, tho jury brought in a verdict for tho
plaintiff, uwurding her $:K),OO0 damages.
Gust. Falk, a nutivo of Sweden, was ar
rested in Chicago tho other day charged
with being a confederate in a gigantic
mortgage swindle, whereby the guaranty
association of Stockholm, Sweden, is the
loser to an enormous amount.
Admiral Porter's annual report asserts
that tho American sailors uro ehielly of
Scandinavian origin, who havo no seutin-nt
for the American llag, und in a p .ssible
light with their own country might haul
down the American colors. Tho admiral
urges tho enlistment of moro native-born
apprentice boys. Ho also points to the
necessity of torpedo boats.
Carl Strckleman of Columbus, led., has
returned from a four-years' stay in central
Africa, whero he was enguued in trading
with tho natives and exploring the interior
of tho country away from tho Couiro. Ho
brought home with him a 0 years old Negro
prince, whoso father is king of tho Lonagon
country and a member of tho Bavele tribe.
The prince will return to his people after
learning the language urul ousioms of this
Two ladies and a boy wcro kilb'd at Mus
cantine, Iowa, on tho 28th ult. Their death
was tho result of tho stubbornness of tho
boy who persisted in driving across tho
railroad track when tho engine was nearly
John Gby Vassar, tho last of the Vass ir
brothers, died in Poughkecpsic, N. Y., a
a few days ago.
A mispLcel switch rear Charles
town, W. Va., resulted iu the death of two
railroad employes the other day.
Assist int- postmaster Michael A. Sheldon
of Hudson, N. Y., arrested on a cargo of
pilfering from mails passiug through his
ofllce, has made a fu.l confession. It is be
lieved that his stealings amount to about
Two well defined r.hocks of earthquake
were felt in tho vicinity of New Bedford,
Mass., on the :u)th ult.
In an opinion rendered by Justico Brad
Icy in tho drummer tax case of William G.
Asher vs. tho stato of Texas, the supremo
court of tho United States declared uncon
stitutional ull stato laws imposing a license
tax ujon commercial travellers not resi
dents of the stato imposing the tax.
More than 10,600 forcigrors havo been ad
mitted to citizenship in New York city this
year. Tho completed rcist ration shows
:8i,547 names, about .',0,000 moro than last
Mayor Babcock of Cleveland officially an
nounces that the bonds of absconding
Treasurer Axworthy amply sveure the city
against loss, und that tho city bonds will be
paid at maturity.
Yellow fever is increasing at South Jack
Samuel H. Albro of New York, whose
nomiuatio i as superintendent of Indian
t chools failed of confirmation by tho senate,
has been appointed to that position by the
Nathaniel Watts, aged 93, died of pneu
monia in Baltimore a few days ago. He
wus an "'old defender," one of tho patriots
who, Sept. 12, 1S14, repulsed the British
uttack upon Baltimore.
Judgo Thomas A. Walker, died in Selma,
Ala., Oct. 30. He was a general in the In
W. K. McAllister of Chic.wro, ono of the
most noted members of the Illinois bar, is
Mrs. Bkt?e and two sons, who were rid
ing on a hand car near Dubuque, Iowa,
were run down by a locomotivo and all
The suit brought byAd im Badeau against
tho Grant heirs for $10,ikk) has been set
tled on tho terms first proposed by Mrs.
Grunt. Tho widow never questioned tho
claim, but sho would not admit that Ba
deau was joint author with tho general in
the preparation of tho memoirs.
Jack Fleming, a deputy marshal, blew
out his brains during tho progress of a trbil
in tho criminal court room in Kansas City,
Mo., the other morning.
A Chu a:o syndicate offers to put $75,000
iuto tho project lor tho removal of Llbby
prison if it can bo done for that money.
In a letter to Secretary Cake of the win
dow glass workers' association, Mr. Pow
derly, chief of the knights of labor, writes
that no is a protectionist, and has never
bought a single article mado across the
ocean. Ho also Btates that ho would not
allow a single article to land that can bo
manufactured at home, nor would ho allow
workmen to come over and tako tho places
of American wage-earners.
Tho mother of Thomas Dalton is under
arrest at St. Louis for causing h's death,
after a quarrel, by pouring oil over his
clothing and setting him on fire. Sho was
drunk at tho time the crime was committed.
Ephriam Mayes was hanged at Edgefield,
S. C, recently, for tho murder of a deaf
muto a year ago. He tonfessedon tho scaf
fold. His wife and daughter were sen
tenced to bo hanged for rompl'clty, but tho
governor pardoned the daughter, and com
muted tho wife's sentence to life imprison
ment. At an Indian danccat Adonah, Wisconsin
two young squaws overhearing some re
marks made by Mrs. Whitblrd, turned up
f m her and gavo her a terrible beating. The
woman died of her injuries. Jealousy was
the cause of tho tragedy.
A man named Smith of Guthrie, Ky.,
Wat his wlfo to death. Being pursued by
the Bherlff, ho grabbed his child, ran. threw
(it into a barnyard pond, where it was
Ilrowned, and sprang In hlmse.f, but was
aauled out and jailed.
"Mollio Matches," sneak thief, burglar
and all-round crook, has completed a ten
years sentenco at Joliet, 111., and will return
to his farm at Cleveland. ''Mollio" owns
considerable real estate and is worth in tho
neighborhood of $150,000.
Joseph Dickenhoef was knocked down
and robbed of $7,000 in Akron, Ohio, the
The navy department is making prepara
tions to send relief to the crews of the dozen
of American whalers supposed to be wrock
cd in tho Arctic ocean.
Fire at Los Ancrclcs, Cal., the other day,
destroyed property to tho value of $100,000.
A Mexican Central passenner train was
boarded by masked men near El Paso, Tex.,
on tho 1st inst. The express car was robbed
of over $2,0-. m. It is believed tho robbers
Tho Grant monument association have
authorized tho extension of tho time for re
ceiving models and plans for the proposed
national memorial to Gen. Grunt irom Nov.
1, 1888, to Jan. 2, 1889.
Michael Herbert, svorwl secretary of tho
British legation in Washington, is now act
ing British minister.
Louis Brubakor of Washington, Kansas,
nged 21, whilo Just recovering from an at:
tack of typhoid fever, cut his mother's
throat from ear to our, und tried to kill him
self without buccess.
Chairman Randall has issued u cull for a
meeting of tho houso eommitteo ou appro
priations on Wednesday, Novomber 21, to
bogm tho preparation of tho appropriation
bills to bo sjbmitted to congress uext ses
sion. II. C. Wilson, agent of a now 11 ro cicapj.
hired threo boys for 11 vo cents each, to te.t
hlsappiratus ut tho Mono..gahela houso in
Pittsburg. During tho test the ropo bvoko
and tho lads wcro precipitator from iho
fifth story of tho building. Two of the
boys wore instantly killed, and the thirl
fatally injured. Wilson has been arrested
and is being carefully watched, us it is fear
ed ho will attempt suicide.
Tho ship Curl Weymis was sunk in mid-
ocean on tho !ilst inst, und 10 persons were
Tho greater part of tho business section
of Bowling Green, Ohio, was destroyed by
lire ou tho 1st Inst.
Tweivo persous havo declined a $000
vacancy in tho navy department, and nine
have i ef used a $?;'0 place. Tho depart
ment swarms with uppiicuuts, but they all
wuut big sularies.
L. Borman, solo partner of L. Herman Sc
Co., Russian American bank aud exchange
in New York, is missing, und tho banfc
closed. Tho depositors in tho bank are
mostly Polish Jews, and the amount that
Bormuu is supposed to huo ubwouded
with is about $.o,ooo.
Whilo Amanda Montgomery and her in
tended husband, Gus. Wineman, wero
walking nlomr tho Pennsylvania railroad
track near Grcensburg, Pa., tho oilier
night, an approaching freight train caused
them to stop on to a side track. A shifting
engine ran them down. Wincm:in was cu
iu two and horribly mangled. Mis Mont
gomery died after two hours' terrible suf
In tho annual report Gen. Benct, chief of
ordinance, says that tho bureau expended
$l,6or,:i'.i2 during tho last fiscal your, and
that 41,130 ri ilea aud carbines were mauu
fact u rod at tho national armory.
Tho rep rt of a deficiency of nearly $:l.tx)
in tho accounts of Gen. Adam Badeau dur
ing the time ho was consul-general ut Ha
vana, is discussed among that gentleman's
frien Is, who say that ho will only pay tho
money to the government when tho courts
decide that ho must.
A disastrous prario fire swept the country
cast of Gary, Dakota, tho last of October,
destroying thousands of dollars' worth of
property, including houses, barns and hay.
No Ioks of bfo is yet reported.
lie porta from Corea indicate that a dec
laration of independence of that cuintry
may shortly be cxp cted. The Russian
and American representatives supp rt tho
king, and tho movements of American und
Russian men-of-war lend credit to the ru
mor. Nearly 4M houses ero destroyed by firo !
in Ilonenllekl, Germany, Oct. M, and 2,0m
people are homeless.
Advices from the Bonny River, Africa.
give a revolting story of savage atiocitios ;
und cannibalism. Iho tknkan tn!e, in
revengo lor some in ury, invited a party of
Ogonis to a friendly palaver and then en
trapped and massa red them. A cannibal
festival of tho most horriblo and indescri
bio character fo.lowo 1. Then an attac-'c
was m '.) upon the undefended villages
and the. jiost barbarous outrages wero coui
u itted. It is estimated that over ono h n
drod and fifteen persons, including women
and children, wcro killed and oaten.
Baron Borsch of Vienna has given 12,
000,000 francs for tho oducati on of the Jews
Another rumor is afloat to the effect that
Henry M. Suinly has been massa rod and
all of his expedition exiept two men.
Thirty prisoners and several jailers
were killed or wounded in quelling a mutiny
among the convicts of the prison at Orbitel
England aod Germany will unite to sup
press the African slave trade.
A prominent book seller of London, has
been llnod 10;) for publishing M. Zola's
works, which tho English courts havo do
cided to bo improper literature.
Arovision of tho French constitution has
Nova Scotia must pay for seizing as
Americnn fishing vessel.
Cardinal Newman is seriously ill in Lon
A Canadian's Foolish Talk.
At a public dinner of tho C'aVdonian so
ciety in Toronto, Col. Georgo T. Denison,
stipendiary police magistrate of that city,
aud commander of tho governor-general's
body guard, in responding to the toast, Thc
Army and Navy," said :
Wo shall probably soon be called on 1
mean those of us who are loyal to the Brit
ish Hag to defend the life of the country.
Within tho past two months wo have seen
oi.o thing uf.er another showing a bitter
i;iid hostilo feol?ug toward: this country on
the part of tho United Sta es. Only tliis
very evening camo a telegram from Wash
ington saving that Mr. Cleveland Is going
to issue hU ro'aliation proclamation. I t
bimdo It. I have overy faith in Canada I do
not liko to see letters in our papers advocat
ing anncxa ion. It is nothing but rank
treason. President Cleveland is trying to
provoke Canad. a and Great Britain in war,
and all loyal Canadians ought to be ready
The Worm Will Turn.
Tho following Chineso circular has just
reached tho Chineso merchants in New
York from thoir home offices in Hong Kong
"Gentlemen You aro hereby notified
that you aro to immediately discontinue the
purchaso of tho following articles from
American sources for tho markets here, as
they aro being severely boycotted (Kim
Maid) by members of the trades unions
and other citizens. These are tho articles
now proscribed : Petroleum, white sheet
ing, ull kinds of American calico, watchos
and American fireacms, ginseng root and
With tho exception of a few Chinese
firms in New York tho ibove circular will
havo no e fleet, but many San Francisco
firms will feel it moro severely, as several
of them aro heavy dealers in American Hour,
petroleum and cotton troods.
A Hot Metal Bath.
An explosion of hot metal occurred at the
Sable iron works of Zug & Co., in Pitts
burg tho otuer morning, killing George
Smith, aged 2 years, and seriously burn
ing Joseph Klein, ugod 60 years, his son.
aged about 15 years, and John Zutro, aged
27 years. Tho elder Klein is so badly in
jured that ho will dio.
The men wero pouring molten metal Into
a car when it accidentally upset and tho
hot iron ran into a puddle of water. A ter
riHc explosion followed, demolishing tho
furnace, and scattering tho metal over the
men. The damage to the mill will not ex
Powderly Wants Peace
Tho report having reached General Master
Workman Powderly that the 75 000 miners
belonging to tho Knights of Labor and the
Federation Minors and Mine Laborers havo
in contemplation tho formation of a new
and distinct organization, he has written a
letter to tho miners' assemblies throughout
the country requesting them to carefully
consider tho stop before taking it. 1 f there
is anything about the Knights of Labor that
is obnoxious to tho mtnrs, if complaint is
mado to him, he says ho will lay the matter
before the gcnentl assembly at Its next
meeting and endeavor to have it remedied.
WEST MUST (HO.
Trwi President Has Sent Minister West
A HUtory of the Citvo.
By direction of the President, tho (secre
tary of stato has informed Lord Sackvillo
that for causes beretcore made known to
hor muosty s government his continuance
in his prouv'nt oillcial position in tho United
States ij no louger acceptable to this gov
ernment, and would consequently bo detri
mental to the relations between the two
countries. Tho grounds for this action on
tho part of tho Unite! States uro stated in
a report of the secretary of stati to the
President, dated tho '.9th ln:t., which is us
Dei'aktm ext or State.
Washington, D. C, October 20, 1S8. f
,To the President:
k Tho undersigned has the honor to submit j
for your consideration tho following t.tate
jueut, with a view to receive your direction
Ou the 4th of September last a letter
liurporting to bu written by one Charles F.
Vlurchisou, dated at Pomona, Cal., was
Kent from that pluce to tho British Minis
ter at this capital, in which tho writer solic
ited an exprcsbiou of his views iu regard
to certain unsettled diplomatic questions
between tho United States nuu Grout Brit
ian, stating at tho Bamo time that such an
expression was sought by him for the pur
pose of determing his voto at tho upproach
ing presidential election. Ho stated that
ho was a naturalised citizen of tho United
States, of English birth, but that ho stiil
considered England tho motherland, und
that this fact led him to seek udvico from
tho British representative in this country.
He further stated that tho information ho
sought was not for himself uloue, but to
enablo him to give certain assurance to
many other porsons in tho same situation
as himself for tho purposo of inliuencing
and determining their political action ns
citizens of tho United States of English
birth, but who still regarded their original
obligations of allegianco as paramount.
Tho letter also contained gross reflections
upon the conduct of this government iu
respect to questions now in controversy
nud unsettled between the United States
and Great Britain, and both directly und
indirectly imputed insincerity in such con
duct. To this letter tho British minister at onco
replied from Beverly, Mass, under the
date of tho 13th of Septemb -r last. In this
reply he stated that "any political party
which openly favored tho mother country
at the present moment would loo popular
ity, and that the party in power is fully
aware of that fact," und that iu respect to
tho "questions with Canada which havo
been unfortunately reopened sinco tho re
jection of the fisheries treaty by tho repub
lican majority in tho senate und by the
President's mcssago to which you allude,"
'all allowance imist therefore be made for
tho political situation as regards tho presi
Tho minister thus gave his rssent aud
sanction to the asiH'rsions und imputations
above referred to. Thus under his c. r res
pondent's assurance of secrecy, in which
tho minister concurred by marking his an
swer "private," ho undertook to advise a
citicn of tho United States how to exercise
his franchise of suffrage in an election close
at hand for the presidency and vice presi
dency of tho United Statos, and through
him, us tho letter suggested, to intlueuco
tho votes of many others
Upon this correspondence being made
public, the minister received the representa
tives of tho public press, and in frequent in
terviews with them, intended for publica
tion, added t tho irapugnmeuts which ho
iiad already made of the good faith of this
government in its public action and inter
national dealings. Although ample time
and opportunity havo been afforded him for
the disavowal, modification or correction of
Ins statements, to sonio of which his atten
t ion was called personally by the undersign
ed, yet no such disavowal or modification
has been made by him through the channels
in which his statements first found publicity.
The quostion is thus presented whether
it is compatible with tho dignity, security
und indciendcnt sovereignty of the United
Mtes to permit tho representative of a
foreign government in tho country not only
to receive and auswor without disapproval,
und confirm by his repetition, aspersions
upon its political action, but also to inte-r-lero
with its domestic affairs by advising
persons, formerly his countrymen, ns to
their political course as citizens of the Unit
As between this country and Great Brit
ain, there can be no controversy as to the
complete severance of tho ties of original
allegiance by naturalization. Dieputcs on
that point wero finally put at rest by the
treaty of naturalization confluded between
tho two countries on tho 1.1th of May, 170.
Therefore it will not bo contended, nor was
such contention ever admitted by us, th;.t
citizens of tho Uuited States of British ori
gin arc subject to any claim of tho country
of their original allegiance.
The undersigned also has tho honor to
call attention to the provisions of sectk n
.VCC of t ho revised statutes of the United
States, by which severe penalties are visit
ed upon the citizens of tho United States
who, without the authority or permission
of this government, "causes or carries ou
any verbal or written correspondence or
intercourse with liny foreign government
or any officer or agent thereof," cither wit h
an intent to influcnco tho action of such
government or its agents in relation to any
disputes or controversies with the United
States, or with tho intent "to defeat tho
measures of tho government of the United
States." These penalties are mado equally
applicable to every citlen of tho United
States, not duly authorized, who "counsels,
advises or assists in any such correspond
ence," with similar unlawful intent.
The undersigned respectfully advises
that tho attention of the attorney-general of
tho United States bo directed to these en
actments in order that an investigation
may bo made with a view to ascertain
whether they havo not been violated in tho
tircsent case by tho correspondent of tho
By your direction tho attention of tho
British government has in a spirit of com
ity been called to tho conduct of its minis
ter, as above described, but without result.
It therefore becomes necessary for this
government to consider whether, as tho
guard iaa of its own self-respect and of tho
integrity of its institutions, it will permit
furtner intercourse to be held through tho
present British minister at this capital. It
Is to be observed that precedents are not
wanting as to the question under consider
ation. It is a settled rule, essential to tho
maintenance of international intercourse,
that a d;plomatic representative must bo
persona grata to the government to which
he is accredited. If, by his conduct, ho
renders himself persona non grata, an an
nouncement of the fact may bo made to his
government. In tho present case all tho
requirements of comity have been fulfilled,
the facts having boon communicated to her
majesty's government with an expression
of the opinion of this government in regard
thereto. Respectfully submitted,
(Signed) T. P. BAYARD.
Plenty of Potatoes.
There is no longer room for doubt that
the potato crop of the present season is the
largest ever grown in the United States.
From statistics furnished by correspondents
of the Farmers' Review, based on actual
harvest returns, we make tho following esti
mate: I Ohio Acreage, 16(1,063; average yield,
W bushels; total, 15, OtW,44 bushels. Indiana
Acreage, W,b75 ; average yield, 08 bushels ;
total, ,71,600 busfhels. Illinois-Acreage,
140,317; average yield, b'i bushels: total,
11,W7,W4 bushels. Iowa Acreage, 160.2:0;
average yield, 118 bushels; total, 17,372.60s
bushels. Kansas Acreage, 120,016; average
yield, 67 bushels; total, ,W2,212 bushels.
Nebraska Acreage, 66,630; average yield,
84 bushels; total, 5,589,192 bushels. Michi
gan Acreage, 158, 4W; average yield, W
bushols; total, 15.21 2,023 bushels. Wiscon
sinAcreage. 112,204; average yield, 1509
bushels; total, t2,rl,7W bushels. Minne
sotaAcreage, C7W; averago yield, 10S
bushels; total, 7,&'A00) buohola. Dakota
Acreage, 65, 707; uvorugo yield, CO bushels;
total, A.IH'UKIO bushels. Missouri Acreage,
S5,:ilti; average yield, hi bushols; total,
7,5o;i,124 bushels. Kentucky Acreage, 52,
072; average yield, 77 bushels; total, 4,000,
M4 bushels. Total for the eleven states und
Dakota, 110,17:1,010 bushols.
In the thirty-throe other states and terri
tories w assume that the average yield will
bo equal to tliat of 1V4, via., fio. bushels
per acre, as reported by the department of
agrlculturo, which, ullowlng for iucro iso of
acreage, would make a total of 100,272,143
bushels, or a grand total of 2lO,i'-4i5,OT(j bush
els, against 20104,425 bushels in lw:J, l'.tO,
042,000 bushels in 14; 175,02'J.OOO bushels
in 1MN5; 10,0. 1,000 bushels in lO, and l.'J4,
000,000 bushols iu 1S-S7.
Tho President Designates Thursday,
ov. 2'J, an the Date.
President Clevoland has issuod tho fol
lowing Thankt-givingday proclamation:
Constant thanksgiving aud gratitude uro
due from tho American people to Almighty
God for his goodness and mercy which have
followed them sinco tho day ho mado them
a nation und vouchsafed to them a freo gov
ernment. With loving kinduewi he h is con
stantly led us in tho way of prosperity and
grcutness. Ho has not visited with swift
punishment our shortcomings, but with gra
cious caro ho has warned us of our depend
ence upon his forbearance, and has taught
us that obedience to his holy law is tho
price of a continuance of his precious gifts.
In acknowledgement tit all that God has
done for us as a nation, and to tho end that
on an appointed duy tho united prayers and
praise of a LMMteful country may rea -h tbo
Throne of Grucv, I, G rover Cleveland,
President of tho United Suites, do hereby
designate and set apart Thursday, tlio
twenty ninth day of November, instant, as
a day of thanksgiving and praise, to bo kept
and observed throughout the land.
On that day let all our people su-pend
their ordinary work and occupations, and
in their uccustomcd place of worship, with
praver and songs of praise, render th inks
to God for nil his mercies, for the abund
ant harvtsts which have rewarded tho toil
of the husbandman during the year that
has passed, and for tho rich rewards that
havo followed Iho labor.-t of our people in
their shops and their marts of trade and
traffic. Let us give thanks for peaco and
lor social order und contentment within
our borders, and for our advancement in
ail that adds to national gro itncss.
And mindful of the atlifctive dispensation
with which a portion of our 1 ind has been
visited let us, whilo we humble ourselves
beforo tho power of God, acknowledge his
mercy in setting bounds to tho deadly
march of tho pestilence, and let our hearts
bo chastened by sympathy for our fellow
countrymen who havo suffered and who
And as we return thanks for all tho bless
iugs which wo havo reeoivoi from the
hands of our Heavenly l ather lot us not
forget that ho has enjoined uon us charity;
and on this day of thanksgiving lot us gen
erously remember the needy und poor, so
that our tribute of praise and gratitude
may be ncccoptable In tho sight of tho
HE'S IN MEXICO.
That is, the Anthor of the Letter to
A special dispatch to the Chicago News
from Albuquerque, N. M.. says: Whilo
detectives aro scouring-southern California
to find tho corres)Kndeutof Lord Soekville
West, tho man is hero in New Mexico and
wrote his letter from this territory. These
aro indisputable facts. Tho supposed Chas.
Murchison Is in reality Charlos P. Lummis.
Ho is tho St. Louis Globe Democrat corres
londent, a staunch republican, and a Simon
puro Englishman of ecceutric habits, bitter
in his denunciation of the democratic party.
About three- years ugo he camo through
this territory on a pedestrian tour across
the continent. Reaching Los Angeles, CaL,
ho secured a position ou the Times, whero
ho remained until a few months ago, when
he came to New Mexico for tho benefit of
his health. Ho wrote his letter to Lord
Sackvillo us a campaign trick, and hopes to
reap notoriety from the scheme.
Lummis is at present at San Mateo, a
small Mexican village in Valencia county,
a visitor in a family of Bacons, who aro
hot headed republicans and whero ho is en
gaged in writing up sensational literature.
Preston H. Leslie, governor of Montana,
in Wis annual report to tho secretary of tho
interior, estimates the population of tho
territory ut 140, ooo, an increase of 10,000
over his estimate last year. Of tho finan
cial condition of tho territory, tho rep rt
says that Montana enjoys tho enviable dis
tinction of being entirely freo from debt,
with plenty of money in the treasary. Tho
territorial taxes, it says, aro very light.
Tho total assessed value of the taxable prop
c rty of tho territory is stated to bo $,600,
000. Eugene Semple, governor of Washington
Territory, in his unnual report, estimates
tho population of the territory Htf.pvj, an
increase of 24,000 during tho year. The tax
able property of tho territory U given at
?s4t(VJi,lv, w hich is a gain of over sixty
live million dollars in tho last ten years, and
a largo incrcaso ovor last year. The finan
cial condition of tho territory is said to bo
in a healthy and prosperous condition.
Coal mining, tho report says, is in u pros
perous condition, tho mines having pro
duced l,i:i3,soi tons, as ugaiDst 521,705 dur
ing 1&S7. Gold ond silver mining is also in
prosperous condition, many of tho mines
producing largo quantities. The governor
urges tho admission of the territory into
the union, recommends allotment of lands
in severalty to all Indians, and a liberal ap
propriation for tho enforcement of the Chi
nese exclusion act.
The Chinese Will Come In.
There is evidently a largo numborof
tho Chineso arriving at tho British colonial
ports from China, and uro not destined to
remain in Canada, but are taking this
means of smuggling themselves int tho
United States at tho boundary dividing
that province from Washington territory.
They havo to pay "0 tax per head on land
ing, which they willingly do with n pros
pect of getting into the United States bo
A minister of customs who has Just re
turned from tho Pacific coast, whero he
has been looking into tho Chinese question,
says : "No matter how stringent the Unit
ed States laws may be, this channel will
always bo used by tho Chinese for that
fiurposo. That the friendly relations cxist
ng between Great Britain and China may
not bo disturbed, tho British government
has requested that no more stringont rela
tion than is now in forco may bo enacted
in Canada against the Chinese."
Four Men Killed.
The boiler of the tug Lawrence burst the
other morning off NorthPoint, near Mil
waukee. Captain Sullivan, Engineer Sul
livan, Fireman Sullivan and the lineman,
Thomas Handley, who were near tho burst
ing boiler, wero blown to plocos. Tho tug
Merrill, which was noa by at tbo time of
the explosion, at onco camo bo tho rescue
ond picked up Frank McGowan, tho cook,
and Thomas Doley, who was on board as
a visitor. A thorough search was mado by
the tug Merrill, but no traces of tho
mangled bodies could be found. Tho Law
renco was owned by McCoy St Banner, and
was designed principally for towing a
sand scow. It was valued at .i,000.
Publh Debt Statement.
Tho public debt statement for October,
Issued Nov. 1. shows: Total debt, f l,7(W,457,
224 ; less available cash items, t i,2l 1,782,005 ;
less cash in treasury Nov. 1, tl.l37,2O0;0a6;
decrease during month, 11,65,619; doorcase
since June 30, inns, ftJ3,2W,H20; cash avail
able for reduction of debt, $T91,C75,21S; total
cash in treasury, $024,304,487.