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ij. H. BSXILL. Editor ad Proprietor,! NINETY DEAD AT SABINE. TERRIBLE DEVELOPMENTS FROM TBB KUIXEP TOWN. Moy of O'® Survivors Left Almost >ude— Every One More or Legs Pros trated by the Exposure nd meni-Only Six Buildings Left Stand log in the Town. Beaumont, Tex., Oct. 15.—The first reports ot the great disaster at Sahiue Pass were not exaggerated, in fact the death roil now reaches ninety souls. The relief parties that went down as near Sabine as possible on the Sabine and East Texas railroad are yet there, succor ing the destitute and sick. The train could not get within twelve miles of the ♦own, but over a dozen tow boats have been sent there, and are at work saving life and property. There is considerable back water yet at Sabine, hemmed in and held there by the railroad embankment. INTENSE EXCITEMENT. Most intense excitement has prevailed here since the first news of the fearful castastrophe. The people have neither eaten nor slept, and crowds have sur rounded the wharves and depot waiting for the return ot a train or boat from the devastated town. The steamer La mar ieft orange Wednesday night at 10 o’clock will) a relief committee on board. Wbeu she would return no one knew, but constant watch was kept at Oiange and here. At midnight last night sue arrived here. The people hurried to hear the news and receive the sick and destitute. The relief committee aboard the Lamar consisted ot' twenty citizens from Beau mont and forty from Orange. They trav eled up the Neches river between 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon and midnight, which was an extraordinary trip fraught with fearful danger. TO SEARCH FOR BODIES. Twentv-fivo of the committee were left it Saoiue Pass to make attempts to re cover some of the bodies, many ot which tre reported to have beeo washed dozeus of miie9 over into Louisiana. The mem bers ol the relief committee who returned were so worn out and overoonie by the horrible devastation they witnessed that it wp.9 next to impossibla to get the story from them.and as each of Ibe refugees w as minded by about a hundred people it was equally impossible to get a detailed account troin Rny one of them. THE AREA COVERED. Tbe exact extent of the storm-swept district is yet unknown. From the re ports brought, by the committee tt is cer ; ;r;a that the flooded district embraced an expanse of country many times larger toan was at first supoosed. Tbe Giilt seems to have moved over the land for miles in one high, unbroken wall of water. The committee report 101 persons missing. 90of whom are known to have been drowned. THIRTY-FIVE OF THE DEAD WHITES. Thirty-five of the victims were white And fifty-five colored. Joseph Smith, a lamous local cnaraoler, known as “Alli gator” Smith, waa surmosed to be lost, as the post ou the relief train saw him driving before the gale on Lake Sabine attaerate of twontv-flve miles an hour. Great was the surprise, though, when Smith overhauled the steamer on its re turn, bringing with him in his small boat three persons whom he had rescued in the swamp. Ninety-one half-clad, shivering and wretched viotims of the storm were brought up on the Lamar. Blankets and bedding were gathered from bouse to bouse tor tbe comfort of the heartbroken sufferers, every one of whom has some dear lriend or relative among tne dead. ALL THE SURVIVORS PROSTRATED. Nearly all the refugees are siok and prostrated from exhaustion and hunger. They are being tenderly cared for by tbe c.tizens ot]Bt aumont. Dr. Calboun, one of the relief committee, says there are many persons in the vicinity ot the Bass who are utterly destitute, being without clothing to cover their nakedness. Dr. Calhoun requests ail correspondents to ask aid for the destitute. He eays it makes no difference what is sent, food clotuing, medicine or money, tbev neeu them all. Dr. Calhoun is Mayor ot Beaumont, and he will distribute t hrough committees whatever is sent. From all accounts language could not exaggerate the state o! affairs at Sabine Bass. Out of more than 150 bouses in the village less than six remain standing, and they are ruined. Wives and children were u' )l ! aWa > an 'i drowned in the presence ot their husbands and fathers, who were powerless to save them. SOLID WALLS OF WATER, lhe waves broke against the light house in solid walls fifty feet high, tear jog out tbe window's at tbe very top. comes have been found at a distance of thirty miles from the scene of >hu disas ter. r riends and relatives ofthedrowu. and resident* are coming into Orange and Beaumont by every tram. Tbe damage Sabine, including that to the gov sinniHUt works, will aggregate " ear, y SWO.OOO. The latest " list of 'Be known to have been drowned * follows; Mrs. W. A. Junto, nanvh ’ J V, uk . e ’ M ">- B. F. Mo Don. ‘'f 188 McDonuaueh, Mrs. Coinm thr,“ ■ e . e and chnd - Bomery and Mr 6 \i ttl !^ ren ’ rB, G* Poinery and child, Una, IS[Bn ilnd f<mr children. Mrs. u T , auil tbl 'e children, O. F. Brown, wlfNn\ aU ?‘,l ch “bers. Hover King. Sh!, and ohlld<tvvo children of William Wi,,,’ a cidld or Capt. Stewart, Mrs. K U 1„, Wilson, and Benjamin wh,Vl‘ 110 ,01 ' e koing names are allot avel^ 008 ’ Tue names of the Htty. lUK DEVASTATION COMPLETE, ' V * ! J rom Babine Bass brings tbe horns in t, , re is not one inhabited sr r l n h £ ot even the sign or 8<lo! ur> ! Icould fio found, ana not hould k-sm ° f R< i ods ’ 80 fßr 88 we hbattsro, l ? 88V,d oy all tbe mer- Prtv .® on2 * ) * n ®d F.very vestigoof prop lies ooi k ' uni, ‘ . schooner Silas yards ‘ °“ tbo ,and about 400 wriat q? the water, ami is a total Musip’tfl , n® tug Bowler Is beached near rUlwavV.r" Dt but wlll bo ,aved - Tno mass oi r „ B ‘* " r o, K llt mlle * t a twisted mamin'-inh V. onr Bteamor found the re food and * b , ab t ““ ta *ufferiug for want of 6 *Po*ute a^ r ,*s nd '‘ om the 1,18:15,8 terrible was at f.’n d w tbe work ot relieving them streets o? m. W beK,,n ' Tl > water in the feetdeen' uuk"” w ? 8 frotn ono ,0 two aboard the the Buffer e r * were gotten hie and mer 88 8 P ,f>dll - v a® possi could, Uelr Wttnl ® ®upplled as best we wr, AT THK LIGHTHOUSE. "ft' foMbe'li^hti 6 aboard the steamer put a number oi“ bt ’ uae tower ’ oul of "filch small cr2ff ffer ? r^ w s re tßktm - He® Tte st.*m-. eigbted out. iu the Gulf, ••gtitnien weiu jut and picked up Milch waL l ? reW a MoJt'can eohooner the r, 8 wai ?P ed “bout ten miles off "ho ! 8 ' Waving supplied all *o sot . b u n k’ry and thirsty sot out tor Beaumont with ninety-three residents of Sabine Taes aboard, mostly women and children, aud on the way across the bay Airs. Otto Brown and a number ol others were picked up. A boat, which was gent out to Johnson’s Bayou returned to the steamer in tbe afternoon with most dis tressing reports from that community, hundreds of persons beiug drowned, as well as fearful and complete destruction of property, including thousands iof bead of live stock. The Cameron Beach Hotel was seriously threatened, but was saved by cattle crowding into the lower storv, thereby preventing the building from floating off with its upper stories tilled with terror- strioken hu manity. SURVIVORS AT BEAUMONT. Beaumont. Oct. 15, 6 r. m.— Tbe Emily I’, has just arrived with sixty-two sur vivors. Thirty-seven bodies of persons who were drowned at Johnson’s Bayou have been recovered and sixty-five are still missing. 26 LIVES LOST. New Orleans, Oct. 15 Capt. Bailey, bar pilot at Port Lads, reports that there were 26 lives lost during the reoeut storm on tne bayous leading from tne Cult in the direction of and back of the quaran tine station. A MAP OF THB STORM PATH. The Gulf Coast Given Forty Hours Warning of'the Approach. Washington, Oct. 15.—The storm which has been working such havoc along the Texas coast was first beard of by the signal office on Ocr. 10 soutn west, of Cuba, aud working its way slowly around to the west end of the island, and thence north ward. During Oct. 10 and 11 it was traced upward toward tbe coast of Florida and Alabama, and promised to expend us energies somewhere over Northern Ala bama and Tennessee, or making its way across Florida northeastwardly ultimate ly developing high winds aiong tbe Atlan tic coast. But in this purpose it was de feated, since before it reached the coast it encountered the extensive field of high barometer aud dry air cov ering the Atlantic coast which it was unable to penetrate. It was deflected along the Gulf coast, westward ly, manifesting itself in dangerous winds and high tides at Pensacola ou Oct. 11, its outskirts touching Ne|v Orleans on Oct. 12, and Its lull energy striking the coast between New Orleans and Galves ton on the afternoon of Oct. 12. It was not a remarkable storm as Gull storms go, and its only apparently exceptional feature wastberome it traveled, piling up toe waters before it and pouring them upon the low eoa-A ot Texas. People on tne coast of the Gulf of Mexico were given about forty hours notice of the coming oi the storm. SHIPS IN THE! STORM, Two Vessels Put. Into Mobile and Report, Another Ashore. Mobile, Ala., Oct. 15.—The British bark Scotia, bound from Ship Island to Mobile to load timber went ashore on Horn Island Wednesday and lies in a dangerous position. Offers of assistance are said to be refused hv the Captain. The schooner Joseph Far well, for La guna, with mahogany for New York, put in here to-day and repoi t encountering a nurrioane Oct. 9 and 10, eighty miles northwestot Tortuga*. The vessel sprung her mainmast, lost part of her deck load ar.d suffered considerable damage'to her rigging. The British bark Stormy Petrel, sixteen days irom St. Thomas, has arrived. She was In a hurricane ou Oct. 8. 9 and 10, and ran before it under bare poles. A HURRICANE ON THE BRITISH COAST. London, Oct, 15. —The wind, wnicli be gau blowing a gale last night, has been increasing ail day and to-night is blowing a hurricane, the storm extending over the entire southwest coasts oi England and Ireland. Serious damage to shipping is reported at Falmouth, Cowes and Plymouth. Several buildings have been wrecked at Brighton. Thirty ships have taken refuge in Foyers haroor, on the river Shannon. Two wrecks have been signaled in Bantry bay. It is fearrd that many casualties Will be reported. BREEZY AT BUFFALO. Forty Houses on the Lake Front De molished—Several Lives Lost. Buffalo, N, Y., Oot. 15.—The gale which visited Buffalo last night did great damage. The wind reached a velocity of seventy miles. On the lake front, in the vioiDity of what is known as tue sea wall, forty small houses were totally de stroyed by the wind and water ami sev eral persons perished, among them a sailor named Charles Mitchell, aud an old man named John Edmunds. The bod ies ol two children were recov ered this morning and also two ladies which are unknown. Twen ty or thirty tamilies are rendered destitute, and an appeal for aid has been Issued. Many buildings were damaged In the city. The most serious damage was sustained by the splendid Music Hall, which is in course of construction. A large section of the rear wall, which was nearly ready for the roof, was blown down with a terrific crash, shaking houses in the vicinity like an earthquake. CLEVELAND'S SPORT. A Day Spent Hunting and Fishing in West Virginia. Washington, Oct. 15. President Cleveland has gone to West Virginia on a fishing excursion. He will return to morrow or Monday. THE WORK OF THE DAY. Romney. W. Va., Oot. 15.—President Cleveland and party, consisting of Col. Lament, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Fairchild, Hon. Joseph Miller, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and his private secretary. Mr. Bevins, under oare of Cant. Robert French, arrived at Lieut. Ike Parsons’, three miles north of this placo, at 4 o'clock this morning, and spent the day hunting. One deer was killed,but the President was stationed at a point about half a mile awav and did not get up till after the deer had been brought out of the water. Tne party pre sented him to the President, who will take him home. The President caught about ten pounds ol bass and killed four squir rels, six partridges and a duok. A Georgian 111 Luclr. Washington, Oct. 15.—8. M. Turner, of Georgia, has been appointed Assistant superintendent of the Railway Mail Ser vice, with headquarters at Atlaulu, Ga., vice L. M. Terrell resigned. Gen. Young’s Ambition. Washington, Oct. 15 —Gen. Pierce M. B. Young returns to bis home in Georgia to-oaoirow. He is disposed to think tnst he will be appointed Minister to Austria. SAVANNAH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 18S6. PILLARS OF THE CHURCH CLOSED UNITY OF CHRISTIANS WARMLY ADVOCATED. Episcopalian* aud Free KaptUt* Drift Into Discussion of the Same Subject on ♦ tie Same Day Congregstlonnllsts Dealing with the Standing of Minis ters. Chicago, Oot. 15.— The Protestant Episcopal Convention was opened this torenoon by the reading of tne prayers by Rev. C. A. L. Richards, of Rhode Island. A message lrom the House ot Bishops, while expressing sympathy for all wise efforts to increase knowledge of the Bible in heathen lands, does not deem It expe dient to Incur further expense. The House of Bishops also recommend ed the appointment of a joint committee to whom shall be referred all reports re lating to aged and iufirm olergy. The House of Bishops also returned the communication in reference to the pro posed resolution of the House of Deputies to the Gongrepratioual Assembly, which, among other things, declares: Tbe House of Bishops takes the opportunity to assure the House of Deputies of its pro found sympathy with the spirit of their reso lution. This house declares its hoartv respect and affection for ail who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, and at this timwospoclully for tbeir fellow Cnnstiaus assembled in this city as the National Council of tbe Congrega tional churches iu the United States. CHURCH DIVISIONS. This house aho avows its solemn purpose, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to pro mote, with the concurrence of the House ol Deputies, some practicable plan for bringing before all our follow Christians in this laud the duty to our common Loi and and Saviour ot terminating the unhappy divisions which dis honor His blessed name and birder tbe tri umph on eartb of His glorious kingdom. The communication states that tho resolution is returned with the foregoing statement as a reason for the failure to approve the resolution contained iu the message. A motion was adopted providing that a vote be taken upon tbe proposal to drop tbe words “Protestant Episcopal” at 11 o’clock to-morrow morning. The two houses then assembled as a board of missions, and entered upon the discussion of the proposition to change lhe composition of the Board of Manage ment of missions as recommended oy the special committee ou missions. Without reaching a vote the convention ad journed. HARDER WORK NEEDED. When the afternoon session was fairly under way Bishop Harrison made an ad dress favoring annual meetings ot tbe Board of Missions. There was, he said, profound discontent in many quarteis. This should be promptly met and the work of missionary labor be popularized. Tbe real Board of Missions now sat but once in three years, and the Board of Managers had practically entire control. In spite ot tbe noble exertions of the members of that board their work was an autoeraoy. The tendency of the system was to locali zation. That explained the laok of inter est shown throughout the land. It de pended on the princely gifts of a few lay men. No odo could wish these contribu tions withdrawn, but there wascreditdue others as well. Dr. Hall replied, defending the action of the board in taking away the right of voting from tbe missionary bishops and in reducing their salaries. He disclaimed being opposed to holding yearly meetings of the board. After considerable discus sion, resolutions establishing a mission ary council which shall meet annually, were adopted. Legal advice is to be ob tained relative to giving missionary bish ops a vote therein. The board adjourned until next Friday. FREE BAPTISTS. A Strong Sentiment for Union the Feature of the Day. Marion, 0., Oot. 15. —The second day of the Free Baptist General Conference was opened with prayer bv E. W. Page, of New York city, after which the South Carolina, Western Missouri, B. W. Eagle, Mississippi, Northf-ast Ttxas, Nortnwost Missouri, Yearly Meetings and Pleasant Hill Associations, of Missouri, all new bodies, were received into the General Conference. Fraternal addresses were delivered bv Rev. R. H. Bolton and Rev. J. 11. Latham", of the Church of God, both ot which found a hearty response Irom the con ference. An address was delivered by Rev. E. W. Porter, of New Hampshire, who strongly advocated tbe coiniug together of the different Christian bodies into one or ganic whole. Resolutions were presented and adopt ed looking towards closer relationship betweeu Christians and discipline with the Free Baptist denomination. In tbe afternoon the annual meeting of tbe Education Society was held, Rev. O. E. Baker, of Rhode Island, its President, occupying tbe chair, Tho following officers were elected: Presiden, Rev. J. A. Howe, D. D.; Vice- President, Rev. G. C. W attennuu and G. F. Mosher. The Home Mission Hociety meeting was next held and was presided over by L. IV. Anthony. The repurlof the Corresponding Secretary awakened general discussion and was referred to a committee for con sideration. After this the Foreign Mis sion Society held its annual meeting, be ing presided over by Rev. J. Rand. A strong union sentiment was the prevailing feature ol the day. BEECHER ON RETRIBUTION. English Clergymen Shocked by the News of the American. London, Oct. 15.—Rev. Henry Ward Beocber deliveied an address to-day in Rev. Dr. Parker’® City Temple on “Pul pit Work.” He dwelt upon the aid the newspapers rendered the preaoher. A number of questions were asked Mr. Beecher as to his idea of tha doctrine of retribution, and his answers caused in tense excitement, several divines rising to l heir leel anu loudly protesting against bis views. Mr. Bseoher retorted that any man believing in retributlou who married, eutered society or smiled, was a monster. He preleried working through tear springing from love rather than through the fear of tbe barbario doctrine of retribution. STANDING OF MINISTERS. Pastors Divided on an Alleged In vidious Distinction. Chicago, Oct. 15.—The entire morning at the Congregational Council to-day was taken up in listening to tbe reports of committees on home and foreign mis sions. At the afternoon session the oounoil took up the resolutions defining the stand- ing of ministers. Rev. Mr. Quint opened the discussion by speaking of what he called tbe “invidious distinction made between acting aud regularly installed pastors.” Other speakers in favor of the resolu tions were Rev. C. O. Brown, Rev. Dr. A. 11. Ross and Rev. 8. A. Chapin. Oppos ing addresses were made by Rev. Dr, Bturtevant of Cleveland, Rev. W. 51. Lloyd of Rnvenswood, Ills., Rev. Lyman Abbott, Rev. A. Goodwin, Rev. A. P. Marvin, Rev. W. 8. Brav, Dr. Henry 51. Dexter and Rev. Henry Fairbanks. Rev. Dr. Dexter moved that the resolu tions be referred to a committee of five, to be appointed by the nomiuutlng com mittee. The committee will be announced in tbe morning. The convention then adjourned until to-morrow. Dr. Wooodrow’s Dismissal. Chaklkston, 8. C,, Oct. 15.—in the Charleston Presbytery to-dav a pro test was made against the action of the General Assembly on tbe evolution question in dismissing Dr. Woourow irom the Columbia Theo logical Seminary. The protest, however, was defeated and the aetion of the assem bly approved. EASTPORT*3 ASHES. Nearly Half a Hundred Structures Laid in Ruins ty the Flames. Eastport, 51k., Oct. 15. The fire which broke out at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, raged furiously for ten hours, deiying all efforts to control or arrest it. It started in Capen & McClean’s sardine factory, and swept in a northerly direc tion along the water front and thr"Ugb Water street, burning ten sardine facto ries, two hotels, about thirty dwelling houses, the custom house and post office, and every piace of businesi wnere goods of any description were kept tor sate, ex cept two small grocery stores which were out of the path of the fire. It ts impossi ble at this time to make an accurate esti mate of the losses sustained, or to nsoertmn the amount ot insurance, but the total loss will probably amount to at least $600,000, fairly covered by insurance, except tbe loss on the sar dine factories, which could not procure insuranoo- Tho factories gave employ ment to at least 2.000 persons, who are now deprived ot their means of support. 51uob suffering must ensue unless lmme diaie aid is rendered. Contributions can be forwarded to Hon. N. B, Nutt, Collec tor of Customs. Telegraphic communi cation was cut off at 4 o’clock yesterday, and was not reopened until this evening. It Is raining heavily xowaml the tires are extinguished. Tne aggregate loss is estimated by tbe Chiei Engineer of tbe Fire Department am tbe insurance agents at $500,000. Ttv,, Bassamsqtioddy Hotel, Island House, Frontier House and American House were burned. The Sav ings bank, Frontier National bank and custom house, ail brick buildings, were totally destroyed. The Frontier bank building was supposed to be fire-proof. Tne custom house, post office and United States signal offioe records and books were burned, as well as the offices of both newspapers published here, the Btandard and sentinel. THE LOSS INCREASED. Eastport, 51k., Oot. 15, 11 p. m.—The tire commenced in the drying room of Ca pen’s sardine factory at 2 o’clock. Sixty eight dwellings, 8 factories, 1 wharf, 2 hotels, 6 boarding houses and 130 stores, offices and business places were destroyed and about 100 lamiliesrendered homeless. Very little provisions or clothing were saved, aud many families are iD sore dis tress. Tho 51avor of Calais has tele graphed an offer of aid. IRVING HALL MAD. George to bo Indorsed or a Coalition AVith the Hepublleans. New Y ork, Oct. 15.— 1 t was senri-offi oially announced this morning that Irving Hall had decided to leave Tammany and the county Democracy to their fate and run a separate ticket. After the result of last night’s convention reached tbe ears of the Irving leaders these gentlemen are said to have met and arranged a separate ticket with Henry George indorsed for Mayor. This may be changed by a coali ition with the Republioaus and Commit tee of One Hundred. ROOSEVELT THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. The Republican City Convention met to-night. Ohaunoey M. Depevr was re ceived with an enthusiastic greeting. Af ter urging tbe Republicans to nominate a good man and reviewing tbe historical work of the party, he said he couid say nothing but good of Mr. Hewitt. Refer ring to the labor cundidate, he said: “Cit izen George is a gentleman, whose books 1 have read with great pleasure. Mr. George’s ideas arc imprac ticable and are not for the benefit ol tbe workingmen.” Mr. Depew spoke of tbe necessity of pulling young men forward, and concluded by nominat ing Theodore Roosevelt for Mayor. Mr. Roosevelt was unanimously declared the candidate of the partv for 51ayor. The rest of the ticket chosen was as follows: John C. O’Connor for Fresident of the Board of Aldermen; Louis 8. Goebel, Register; Edward 51itcheli, Justice oi the Supreme Court; Granville P, Howes, for Judge of the Superior Court. The con vention then adjourned. CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS. Washington, Oot. 16.—The Republi can conference of the Nineteenth Con gressional district of Pennsylvania to-day nominated B. Frank beitz, of Newville", Cumberland county, for Congress. The Republican Congressional conven tion of the Twenty-eighth district of New York to-day nominated Thomas 8. Flood, of Elmira, by acclamation. The Irving Hall Democrats of tho Thir teenth Congressional district of New York to-night nominated Lawson N. Ful ler. In the Twelfth New Y’ork district tho County Democracy adopted resolu tions barring any candidate not in sym pathy with the administration, which act was designed to defeat Mr. Cochran, ot Tammany Hall, who desired the nomi nation. Herbert C. Joyner, of Great Barrington, was nominated by the Democrats of the Twellib Congressional District of Massa chusetts, at Chester to-day. Two Men Kill Each Other. Bomerskt, Ky., Oct. 15.—Henry Bogle, Special United Stales Bailiff, and T. V. Logan, Special United Slates Commis sioner, met In tne office of tbe latter this morning, and, alter a tew words were ex changed, both drew tueir pistols and commenced firing. Three balls took ef fect in Bogie’s body and two in Logan’s Both are dying. Bogie and Logan are oid revenue officers and prominent oiti zens of the county. Loss or a Fishing Craft. St. John, N. F., Oot. 15.—A fearful disaster occurred off Cape John, Notr# Dame bay, on Tuesday last. A. fishing oraft capsized, and all on board were drowned. POWDERLY’SGREAT ARMY BEAUMONT’S PROPOSED CON GRESS MARKS A HIT. Completion of tho Election rf Officers— I.iohinuu Gives the Usher Slilu of the Strike in the Southwest l’owderly's Leaning Toward Ti olilhllton—The So cial Equality Question, Richmond, Oct. 15. — When the Gene ral Assembly of the Knights ot Labor went into session this morning the first business to be completed was the election of the remaining general officers—two members of the general co-operative board. It was expected that this would ta!-e but a short time, aud that considera tion of tho report on the revision of tbo constitution presented by tbe Committee on Law would bo resumed. This in turn was to be followed by reports from other committees, nearly all of which wore ready to report. Among the first to be presented was tbe reporter tbo Commit tee on the State of tbe Order, ot which Ralph Beaumont is chairman. This re port indorses the report of the Committee ou Legislation, of which Mr. Beaumont is also chairman, and recommends that tho supplementary report ot the same com mittee. in which a plan for a Congress composed of representatives of tha Knights of Labor be established at Wash ington, be sent out to all local assemblies for their approval. popularity of the plan. Mr. Beaumont is daily in receipt of letters both from the Knights ot Labor and others commending his idea. The Committee on the Stale of the Order also indorses the General Master Workman’s address to the General Assembly, and recommends indorsement of the report of Charles H. Litobman, the special agent appointed by the General Magler Work man to represent tbe order Delore the Con gressional Committee|appointed to inves tigate the cause and effect of tbe South western railroad strikes. In his report Mr. Litobman recites that hearings were heid at various places in Texas and Ar kansas, and says: Tlio testimony in behalf of the railroad was mainly to show what great damage bad been caused by the strike to .lie railroad prop perty and commerce; tnat it had been begttu oo a frivolous pretext, wltbontroal cause, and [bat the order of the Knights of Labor was directly responsible for all the damage done aud ad acts ot violence commuted with un limited resources at their cotmnund. TRAINED WITNESSES. It war comparatively easy for tlie railroad offtcia to carefully drill their witnesses io the liue of statements which should fit each other, ami this preliminary drilling was painfully apparent in the testimony g veu. Like a lot of parrots, they all echoed the statement that the only cause they had ever heard assigned for the strike was the dis charge of a man named Hall, at Marshall, rex. Tho ludicrous sameness of this reply iinally upset the dignity of the committee, and after being repeated some sixty times, never failed to bring a broad smile to their faces. In tho testimony presented on behalf of the order, we endeavored to show that the contract of I*B.> had been pcrsisteutly broken, and that a long line of grievances had been suffered, complained of and considered by the districts Involved,and that w hile the Dis trict Assembly was in session at siarahnll, matters culminated In the discharge of Brother C. A. Hall upon a flimsy pretext. As an exposition of tbe case from the standpoint of tne men who struck, the testimony before the committee at Par sons, Tex., by Edward B. Hollis, one ol the strikers, is quoted. PETTY TYRANNY. Concluding his report Mr. Litchman says: The testimony of other witnesses at vari ous places was corroborative of that of Brother Hollis, and showed conclusively the existence of valid reasons for eomnlamt aud a svstom of petty tyranny on the part of the railroad under bosses which was beyond the power of human forebearance to pailent y endure. All through the investigation one fact was plainly shown, which could not fatl to gain tho admiration of all, and that was tne unswerving loyalty of the mem tiers in obedience to the or ders of their superiors when the word to strike came. In many instances the ques tion was asked, “Would you strike again under similar circumstance* ?” ‘Moat assuredly, yes,” wasthe unfaltering reply. I cannot but tnlnk, asaresultof my investigation, that the ruil road company had its soles In our assemblies, and was rally informed of every move made and action contemplated. Knowing that the discontent existing would soon provoke a conflict, the company quietly masaed a large surplus of help in that section and held them in readiness for an emergency-. The company was better prepared than the mon. I have no doubt that the claim of Brother Hollis was correct that the Knights had good reason to believe that the engineers would Join them, for a prominent railroad official told me personally that the road fully expected that the engineers would join t ie Kulghts, and had quietly arranged to bring engineers from a distance to take tbeir places, ARTHUR’S PRESENCE. “Fortunateiy,” lie said, “we were able to make an arrangement by which the engineers remained loyal, and the men from a distauce were not needed.” Perhaps the opportune visit of P. M. Arthur, Chief of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, Just at that time may have been referred to. It is easy enough now to say that tho strike was ill - timed, ill-advised aud badly managed. It is easy enough now to make Martin Irons the scapegoat and say that be ordered tbe strike without authority, but tho truth isthut every local assembly voted to give tho District Board power to demand an adjustment of the grievances complained of and the reinstate ment ot brother liall. NO UAR-SU FEELINGS. If tho board erred in acting prematurely, and without proper consultation with the General Executive Board, or knowledge of the resources they Could command to carry on the strike, the disastrous failure of the strike is sufficient punishment without any harsh criticism from tno. Among the inter esting facts developed In lhe course of the in vestigation was thojexlstcßco of a black list, upon which was placed tho names of all per sons discharged. There is reason to believe that these black lists are inierchunged among railroads, thus making It difficult for a man discharged by one road to get employment upon another. Mr. Litobman adds tbat be purposely submits tbe report without recommenda tion, and aays be acknowledges with gratitude the consideration with which be wns treated by tbe Congressional Committee. The Committee on Legislation, among other bills before Congress tuat it recom mends, names the Poindexter bill iu fa vor of tbe New York pilots. L. C. T. Soblleber, of siassacbusetta, and J. M. Broughton, of Raleigh, were elected members of tbe general co-oper ative board. Daniel R. Gilson, of Hamilton, Ont., was ejected Canadian supply agent. This completed tbe lull corps ol general officers and tbeir installation immediately fol lowed. POWDF.RLY’B PROHIBITION LEANINGS. Mr. Powderly. addressing tbe Genoral Assembly, expressed lull ooufldunce in the men elected, aud pledged blm-elf to laitbful performance of the duties in trusted to btm. He urged upon tbe As sembly tbe importance f tem perance, and asked them to endeavor to impress tbe lmporiauoe ot this subject on tbe various local assem blies. He called attention to tbe laot that not one of tbo general officers elected at this General Assembly used intoxioutlng liquors. Each of the general officers then formally pledged himself to total absti nence from intoxicating liquors during his t wo years’ of office. The General Mas er Workman installed all tbe officers looted. None ol them made speeches. THE SOCIAL EQUALITY QUESTION. The following resolution was presented by Delegate Barrett, of Pennsylvania: Where ts. Reports have boon circulated and Inipreagions have been created by tbe press of i no country regarding the position of the Knights o! Labor upon the question of so cial equality, and Whkrk as. iVo believe the welfare of the order In the .South requires that this General Assembly take such action us will dispel those wrong Impressions. Therefore KeH'ilv- </, That the organization of the Knights ot Labor recognizes the civil and po litical equality of all men, ami in the broad field of labor it recognizes no distinction on account of color, but It has no purpose to in terfere with or disrupt tho social relations which may exist between tbe different races in the various portions of the country. ADOPTED WITHOUT DEBATE. This resolution wig adopted without debate. Mr. Powderly, when asked whether the Assembly would be able to adjourn this week, said It was impossible to nay whether if could oonclude tbe busi ness before It or not. A committee has been appointed to make arrangements for securing another hall in case t he Assembly cannot oontinne its session in the Armory hall,lf tbe ses sion should be prolonged lute next week. THE NEXT PLACE OF MEETING. At tbe atternoou session Minneapolis, Minn., was selected as the piace for tbe next convention ot theOeueral Assembly, which will be heid in October, 1887. The report of the speoial committee of six appointed to consider the proposal of A. M. Dewey,of Detroit, Mich.,to establish a weekly labor journal which shall be the organ of the order, was submitted. The committee reported unanimously in favor of tbe proposal, but many Of the delegates were opposed to it. Nome urged that capitalists supplying money to start the paper might throw 51r. Dewey overboard, put a tool of their own in his place, and convert it into an enemy of the order. The discussion continued until the hour of adjournment without a decision on the matter being reached. This evening Frederick Wilkins, chair man of the Slate Executive Hoard of tbe Knights of Labor of Wisconsin tele graphed us follows: T. IC. Chutlteld, miwuuk**, IF *.: Insert in all labor, and advertise in local papers, over my signature, “All Knights are hereby instructed and all workingmen re quested to keen away from Armour, Chicago. The cause ol bis men it your cuuac.” KIKE DAMAGES THE HALL. Fire was discovered about 10 o’clock to-night on tbe main floor of the Armory Hall, where the General Assembly sits. It had already made Its way between the beams below tbe flooring and the firemen hud difficulty iu getting at it. The dam age will be about $1,09b. When the Gen eral Assembly adjourned this even ing it was not expected that final adjournment could be taken until next week, and arrangements bail been made to cuntiuQe In possession ot the ar mory until Thursday. Tho occurrence of the fire will probably interfere with this, as it will be necessary to have tbe dam age it caused repaired before Friday, when the State Fair will take possession, and the Geueral Assembly cannot sit while the repairs arc in progress. BULGARIA’S THRONG. The Powers Corresponding Iu an Effort to Agree. Sophia, Oot. 16.—Orders have been given to arrest Col. FiloflT, the command ant at Ilustobuk. The Bobranje has been summoned to meet Oct. 27 at Tlrnova. Nino suspected officers have resigned from tbo army. Several others have been transferred to Koumelian regiments. Gen. Kaulbars is expected to arrive here to-morrow. The Russian Consulate bus summoned Montenegrins and Mace donians to assemble and put ibemsclves at the disposal of Gen. Kaulbars. Tbe Bulgarian government will send a deputation to each ot the powers, includ ing Russia, to ask them to uu no a candi date lor the Bulgarian throne. If the powers do not reply the government will act independently, ami will probably ap point 51. Stambuloff Regent. SELECTING A CANDIDATE. London, Oct. 15.—Thu powers arc actively exchanging views on tue selec tion ot a candidate for the Bulgar.an throne. Gen. Kaulhars will remain at Itustcbuk until to-morrow. A STRONG COMBINATION. London, Oot. 1, 6 a. m.—The Post says: “Although no explicit agreement baa been concluded, England, Austria, Germany and Italy have mutually deter mined upon opjioaing Russian aggression in Bulgaria. Sweden has also declared her opposition. Russia has positively assured Austria and Germany tbat she does not mean to occupy Bulgaria.” The Daily Telegraph’s Vienna corres pendent is informed that 150,000 soldiers will be concentrated in Russian Poland. Eighty-live Bulgarian officers are under arrest at Odessa. A Danish Editor bemenced. Copenhagen, Oct. 10.—The Hupreme Court hue sentenced the editor of the Bo cial Democratic newspaper to fourteen days Imprisonment for infringing thenro vinoial law ol 1886. Tho court thereby confirms tne legality of tbe provincial laws. Tbe sentence will occasion great tension of feeling between the contending parties. Botiooucr uud Cargo a Total lame. Blenheim, oot. 16.—The schooner O. M. Bond, of Oswega, from Detroit for Buffalo, laden with 22.000 bushels ol wheat, is ashore at Eau Point. ’1 he ves sel and cargo are a total loss, Patrick Ryan of Oswego, the mate, aud James Hughes of Muskegon, a seaman, were drowned. Erin’s 1 Ight for Liberty, London, Oct. 15.—The commission to Inquire into the working ot tho Irish laud act will begin Its work (Jot. 22, and con tinue it during November. AID FOR IRELAND. Dublin, Oct. 15.—Archbishop Walsh has received Irom Brisbane an install ment of $1,5<)0 for tbe national cause. Italy’s Improved Arms. Rome, Oct. 15.—Wltbiu the last few day* eleven Italian (regiments have been armed with repeating rdtes. The work of alteriug tho present rltlea is proceed ing night and day. Louise Michel’s Dcliaaco. Paris, Oot. 16. Louise Mlcbul writes to the Bucialiat papers that she will refute to accept a pardou, and will insist upon going to prison unless she is granted full amnesty. Badi Carnot Ueeißiis. Paris, Oct. 15.—Sadi Carnot, sltnl*ter of Finanoe, has tendered his rsulgnatioa. Be will probably be succeeded by M. Hou vier. (PRICE HlO A TEAB,i I 5 i,RENTS A COPY. \ ARMOUR’S BEEF MEN OUT,' KNICiIIT B Mlltv DECLARES war ON THE El KM. A linast that Mu- Meats of the Hnnt* Will be Driven Out of the Market in Less than Three Mnuthu—l tin Other I’hi Kern Declare Them*.lves In B]tu> jmthy with the Firm 1 broatened. Chicago, Oct. 15.—The situation at th* stock yards was further complicated this morning by the refusal of 1,200 beef butchers employed by the Armour Com pany to go to work. This long threatened! strike ot the beef butchers was decided ou at a meeting last night. Knight of Labor Barry, sent here from Richmond td try anil effect a settlement, says he Is sat isfied he can do no good here, as the pack ers will not treat with him s an associa tion, ami ho will leave for Richmond im mediately to lay tho case before thei Knights’ convention. I’ackingtown, the scene of the great strike, was filled thin morning with crowds of men who stood idly by discussing tnasituation. Tho order for the neef and sheep kilo lers’ strike this morning was confined toj the Armour establishment. This is taked as Indicating that, tne fight by thei Knights Is being directed solely against! Armour. That firm did not attempt tw operate either its beef or pork killing de partments this morning. BARRY’S BRAGADOCIO. A morning paper prints an interview with Delegate Barry, of the Knights oil Labor, regarding the ordering out of Ars mour’s beef men, in wuioh Hr. Barry says: We nave formally declared war on the big l pork speculator, nod ii will be war to the! knife. I shall get to Richmond before the-' convention adjourns, and you mav depend upon it Armour's meats throughout the United States will he an unknown quantity in lew than three months. We Intend to fight ait aggressive buttle, and Armour, with hia mil-* lions, w ill either be brought to terms or he rel egated to the position of a retired, if not a bankrupt pork packer. Ae far as the tnen ar* concerned,we shall take care of them. TUK PACK KKS OP ON* MIND. Ntw men continued to srrive during the forenoon, and this afternoon it wad reported that Armour had 1,600 men en gaged. Twenty-two packing bouse firm* nt the yards this afternoon issued a card to the public, in which they say: “Hav ing noticed the published report of the remarks of Thomas Barrv, ot the commit teeof the Knights of Labor, in which ha throws the onus of the present laboe troubles at the stock yards upon Armour <fr Cos., and holds them alone responsible for its results, we, the remaining pork and beet packers of Chicago who bav* entered their protest against the eight hour system, do hereby announce that wo are unanimous in our action, and that Armour * Cos. are no more responsible for the present circumstances than w are ourselves, Individually nnd collect ively. All the statements that Armoufi A Cos. are standing in the way ot or in any uibdiii r opposing on amicable solution ofl the question ut issue are entirely without/ foundation. Discrimination against Ar mour A Co.’s dressed beet business by or di ingout their beef butchers is equally unjust and unreasonable, as their com petitors, Messrs, Swift and Norrik & Cos., are Lilly in accord and sympathy with the ten-hour system. Strike if tho Switchmen. Minneapolis, Mmin.. Oct. 15.—Th switchmen's sinks in this city show* little change to-day. The strik'-rs in tho Manitoba yards this morning pulled the pins from the height cars and threw them away to prevent tho cars trom being moved. When 1 o’clock came the men on all the lines centreing in this oily refused to go to work. The number oho thus, went out is about seventy. Affairs are, assuming a more serious aspect. HAKI/BM’g II El its. All the Detail* Kcatl.y to Begin thei Suit of tho 1,-100 Claimants. I’ITTBBi itO, Pa., Dot, 15.—The claim ants to Harlem common in New YorkJ have finally completed all the deialio necessary to begin their legal fight, ae<£ within teu days will file in the United; hint,-s Circuit Court In New Vork, a stu pendous bill in equity. One heir (nun, Louisiana will appear as plaintiff, and! the other l,4ooknown heirs will appear as' respondents. The prayer ol this bill will be primarily for paitition of the property among theciaununts and Incidentally foi* citation on each heir, to show on wbajj grounds he bases nis claim. This pro ceeding will occupy at least six months amt will greatly reduce the number oi heirs. It is estimated that of the 1.400 who go Into contest not over 500 will be able to trace tbelr lineage back to the proper source. Alter this has been accompilseedi the next step will be to cuter ejectment suit*. The claimants do not anticipate! that anv of tbelr suits will oome to trials as they expect to compromise wi h that present holders of the property. The val uation ol the land is $<X),000,000, and Uifljr. will be willing to settle upon a basis ol 20 per cent. Among tho 1,400 claimants are! residents of every State In the Union, and, also of Nova Scotia and Now Biunswtok. LYNCHED FOIt OUT it AG 15. Three Grlcvoua Crime* Confcsand by, the Culprit Before Being Hung. Memphis, Oct. 15.—Mrs. Leaota, a. widow residing two miles from Dyers- 1 burg, Tenn., was raped Wednesday by a negro named Matt Washington, who was shortly afterwards captured and lodged In jail. Yesterday morning at 10 o'clock a crowd of 250 unmasked men sur rounded the jail and took forcible, possession of the ravisher. They would have hanged him in Dyersburg, but at tbe requestor many citizens they took him aoross the river and hung him on the nearest tree. Washington confessed bis crime. say. ing that he intended ravishing Mrs., Leach’s 10-year-old daughter, who was absent from borne. He also enmeshed to having ravished three other women* Southern Passenger itaios. New York Oct. 15.—Tue manager*and pas-enser agents of tbe Southern rail roods met here to-day. A committee was appointed to arrange a schedule of rate* aud to report at a meeting to be beld to morrow aiternoon. Then It will be its. ruled whether tbe roads will continue the saie of roucd-ttip tickets or ad >pt acueap _ through rate. Tbe sale of tlokets by scalpers was discussed by the agents, and It was decided that something should be done to stop tbe annoyance of contending With out rates. Failure* for the Week. New York. Oot. 15.—Tbe business fail, ures throughout the oountry during last week, as reported to Dunn & Cos., num ber for tbe United States, 160, and lor Can acts, 10; a total of 17th compared with 180 last week.