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RSTABUSRED 1850, I
l-J. H . F. i l 11.1., Editor and Proprietor.> ■RTS RED n i l'll r.1.00i1. SBjcouf; ok i.ivks lost in \ n&f CRASH IN OHIO. Train Stunning Six!* Miles Ul&lour Plunc into a Freight—The |.tftforror tlie Resultof tho Criminal Kink \ Ran bjr the Cundactnr u( the Freight— | TlteVlctlme Ruaeted to I)e th liefnre I tlie Kye* of Tlmee Escaped —Frishtlu I f Accidents Elsewhere. I Tiffin, 0., Jau. 4. —The fast train on I the Baltimore aud Ohio railroad, which Weft New York about 9 o’clock yesterday niorniDg for Chicago, with five coaches BVd four sleepers, all well filled with HiJKnsers, collided with an eastern traia B even miles east of 1 ! 1 ' • '-IS Til "I 'i. - - BM|§(||§fl|H t-A : ‘ - ; i‘ -■ ■ s ,i;.i !*■ ’.." . a HW ™ !.■ i p Mghßither. FIRE BREAKS OUT. to the horrible >ke out in the smoking car HLP’Ufffic •ofcitul to the other cars. .Many Baisn-t>f4 wnile others, wedged cars, were slowly WiXhi‘ names. The screams ot and dying were heartrend- MjWb^-'lAßisistance could be given un ■KU& aken. (1 by tnecrash, came neighbor-. -.Versed liked ti,e p■; iso.l . Nineteen mi'ii 'vcred. and ills'' *'d. '.II MIC I! - - -oil -’""I* —c i '■('•' ivi and. I: was a (earful 1 u a i ii !•:■■<" i'K. - .ui. x'pccn^Agnal,.• -id. /a 1 R-publie less miles per hour. running in opposite directions sau " track esu .1 a telescope as I^Hun a •• Hi.'V.-: ■ Id - irdu it- 1 ‘ ’ ‘ ; '• ' si "li was ll ' Ill'll S", ! A nr te.-t- ■■■ •••• ■.■ i <ii -<i - .-r '■' 'I-' i< and ”' v r u 1' • who SftgSMud I ! .'!•• r.u - led US' JPBK> the wreck they carried out of county the wounded, dying and and -an. believed that there were at least ("".ties burned beyond all recognition. HHHhte Kb p.r.t <>■•. i> iti i.'.'itM i Pin repoit of a survivor it would that a number ol tne uulortunaies so thoroughly burned that their re- could not be gathered Irom the de- Kris. Only three of the survivors remain Hit Republic. These are Mrs. .Mary Postie- Bthwaite and two young children. Her " husband, and two sons aged 11 and 18, were killed. They were emigrating from Belton, Wetzel county, W. Va., to Ohilli cotbe, 510. In some way that even the L mother was unable to relate, she got out I of the car in which she had been traveling and, wandering away lrom the burning train, carrying her two youngest children in her arms, entered the first bouse in which she found a light. She was almost crazed, and with difficulty her name was ascertained. POSTLETHWAITE’B LITTLE NEST EGG. The agents of the Baltimore & Ohio en deavored to take care of Mrs. Postle thwaite and her children by taking them 1 to Chicago Junction, where the company I has a hotel. On advice, however, ol her Liriends, who were telegraphed, she con sented to remain in Repuolio until she /fchnuid hear from her son. wno remained ■frMYest Virginia. Mr. Postlethwaite had (SC??his person money, checks and notes to Bphe amount of #I.S(H) or $1,600, being his •capital with which to start Jite In his new Wbome. f There was no way by which relief could be brought to the wrecked train E until too late. The ground was covered with snow. The collision occurred oue mile from town and halt-a mile from any * dwelling, and at2o’clock in-tha morning. It is related ol a Mr. Bradley, a premi nentKnightof Labor Irom Washington. l>. C„ that while ttQ tldm-s were burst iirn irom the car windows, which bad been broken in by the collision, he put out his hand and threw his wa:island pocketbook to thoso whom he oodCTsee outside. He was pinned fast and was being roasted alive, but those who , m saw him were unanßPto render relief. Tb >y could hear the frenzied man as he madly endeavored to burst the barriers that beid him. The engineer of the express reversed his engine and •prang to the left. The liremaD endeav ored to get out to the right, but being overcome with fright tell close to his crushed engine and was badly burned, but not beyond recognition. There has been a steady stream of citizegs from all parts of the country to the wreck to-day. lJ TOI.D TO CLEVELAND, r Cleveland, 0., Jan. 4.—A special from Tiffin gives a graphic account, ol the collision. At 1 o’clock an east-bound freight train in charge of Conductor Fletcher pulled out of this city, having - received orders to sidetrack at Bcipio siding to allow the east-hound express lo pass. After the passenger train had gone, the conductor being without spe cial orders, exercised his own judgment and dotermimu that inasmuch as he had half an hour to make the switch at Re public, little less than five miles and isiaut, heiore the arrival of the last express from the east, due ut that point at 2 o’clock, he pulled out. ibe night was hitter cold and much difficulty was experienced In keeping up steam in the engine. Finally at a point hall a mile west of Republic the tram came to a s.andstill, being unable to move lurther. Just here was the horrible mistake which resulted in the loss of so many lives and the destruc tion of tnousands of dollars worth of property. THE CONDUCTOR’S CRIMINALITY. Although the conductor must have known that he was eucroacbing danger ously near the time of the oxpress, be i did not send out a signal until after his | train had cornu (o a standstill, and be I found It impossible to move further. He I then start'd forward with a lantern him- I 'self. At this point there is a sharp curve I and Conductor Fletcher had not proceed i *-d more than the length of twenty cars (when he saw the bendllghl of the ap ■ preaching express rounding the curve \not more than forty roils distant, and run ning at tbe lightDiug speed ol sixty-three hour. Horror-stricken with dge that n oident could not be averted he flashed his light in tbe lace of Engineer Lem Eastman. The latter at the same moment saw tbo light of the freight en gine, and giving a wild shriek of the wuistle for brakes, he reversed his engine and jumped for his life, crashing through the window of the cab, carrying the glass and sash with him, and alighting in a heavy snow drilt. Hu escaped serious injury, his burts b>ing oonfined to a slight wound upon his kuee. FATAL HESITATION. As he realized the danger he called to his fireman. William Fredericks, to save himself. The latter was engaged in stoking the fire, and raisod up a moment and besitited togianoo forward as if to estimate the danger. This was fatal, as at that instant the crash came, and poor Fredericks was pinned and crushed by a mass of wreckage. The effect ot the col lision can be better imagined than described. The engines of the two trains reared into tee air like a pair of enraged living monsters, and then settled down upon tne track, being driven into each other until tbecyl inders touched. The force of the impact jammed the baggage oars into the tender of the fast train, the express car into the baggage car, and tbo smoker into the ex press car. In less time than live minutes .from the moment of the collision, and be fore any organised effort at rescue could be made, the fire of the overturned stoves communicated to the wood-work and fiatnes leaped up in the air, their roar mingling with the cries of anguish of the imprisoned victims, to whom death in its most terrible form was a horrid presence. POWERLESS TO HELP. Trainmen and uninjured passengers were powerless and could do nothing to rescue the sufferers. The express train was in charge of Conductor Tom Haskell, Engineer Lem Eastman and Fireman Wil liam Frederick, and consisted of engine No, 726, a mail and bagga/e car, express, •nmker, coach and two sleepers- The freight train was In oharge of Conductor Fletcher, Engineer Kiier and Fireman W. J. Cullison, and consisted of engine No. 920 ar.d sixteen loaded and a few empty goudolas. Tbe smoker contained from twelve to fifteen passengers, some of whom were immigrants. Three men escaped alive, but their names were not learned. Bag gagemaster W. F. Gales, of Newark, was the only man in his car and be was hurt in both legs, bis left leg being cut in sev eral places, and a splinter or rod bad run into bis right foot. BRADLEY’S HORRIBLE KATE. C. I’. Bradley, of Washington, D. C., was found hanging from the window of the smoker, but Bis legs were last and be could not be removed. There he remained until he was burned to death, and his charred remains fell to the ground a black and shapeless mass. Ho was conscious and gave his address to bystanders, and also said he was an officer of tne Knights of Labor organization. He gave his watch and other valuables he could get. from his pockets to Conductor Fletcher, ol the freight train. THJ® POSTLETHWAITES. Joseph Postlethwaite, aged 57, and bis sons, Spencer aged 18 and Henry aged 11, were sitting In the same seat in the smoner and their charred remains were found in the ruins of the cars. Mr. I’ostiethwaite, hts wife, two boys, and 7- yuar-old girl by a former wife, a little boy of 5 years and a baby girl of 2 years had sold their larm of 180 acres in Wet zell county, West Virginia, and were moving to Chiliicothe, Mo., near where Mr. I’ostiethwaite had a brother living and where he would make his future home. He had about SSOO in cash, a check for S6OO and several notes in his pocket and these were burned with his body, leaving his poor widow with three chil dren, uo clotning except what she wore, and 50 cents in money. Her hubsbad and two boys had left her but a few moments before and gone from the coacn to the smoker. Mr. Postlethwaite, as a half melted medal found in the wreck indi cated, was a soldier in the Union ranks in the late war, being a member of com pany A, Seventeenth regiment West Vir ginia volunteer infantry. FREDERICKS* DEATH. William Fredericks, fireman of the ex press, was caught between the tender and engine and lived for two hours, out it was found impossible to effect his release. His mother Is a widow and lives in Wash ington, 1). C. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Firemen, wuich organiza tion took charge of his remains. Ills lace in death dppictpd tbe agony or -his suffer ings before death came to his relief. M. H. Parks, whose address could not be learned, was also wedged in the wreck and burned to death, after handing his money, letter and cards to one of the rail road employes. His body was also con sumed, as were those of several others, whose names are not known, and perhaps never will be. The scene at Chamberlain’s undertak ing establishment was one calculated to make the stoutest hearts quail. Ten shapeless truuks ot human beings were stretched out in a row like so many charred logs. There were Post let waite and tne two sons side by side, and seven others, none of whom could he recognized, and near them a mass ot flesh and bone that mav have been parts ot the bodies of a dozen different people. No doubt many more perished in ttie wreck, as the number wno escaped and the remains recovered Is not equal to the number reported in the smoking car. The number actually lost may never be known. A number of watches were found in the wreck. WHAT WASHINGTON LEARNED. Washington, Jan. 4.—From a num ber o! dispatches from Western points It is gathered that Express Messenger W. Scott Price, of Wheeling, William Frederick, ol Washington, fireman of tne express, and F. C. Hartley, of Washing ton, were among tne killed. The lotM number of passengers was sixty-live. Tu™ smoker was eutirely consumed, and alt the passengers in it were killed. All the mail and express matter was destroyed. Tae number of bodies taken from the wreck is variously stated at. eight, ten ami nineteen. Charles P. Toll, of Detroit, who,with his wife, was a passen ger on the wrecked train, was inter viewed at Toledo at noon. He said that at 2:15 o’clock tnis morning be was awakened by being thrown violently Irom bis berth. The train consisted of an engine, baggage ear, one coach and two sleep-rs. The train o il lided with nn east-bound freight, winch had got stalled a mile vvpst of Republic and eight miles east of Tiffin. The two engines were utteijy wrecked. TWO CARS INTO ONE. Tbe coaoh was teietooped Into the bag gage car so completely that the two cars were crushed Into the space of one. The two sleepers did not leavo tbe track. Tno telescoped car* oaugbt fire Irom a stove, and the passengers, living and dead, im prisoned In the shattered wreck, were •oon consumed. Tbo engineer and fire man of tbe freight Main l< aped and saved themselves before tbe ooliisloo. The en gineer of tbe express, named Eastman, SAVANNAH. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 5. 1887. bad a leg broken and sustained a severe wound iu tbe shoulder. His fireman was caught between the engine and tender and died in a few minutes. The uninjured passengers and residents of tbe neighborhood set to work to aid the wounded passengers in the burning cars, rescuing all who could be reached. Un to the time Toll left, which was at 5 o’clock, eight d?ad bodies bad been res cued irom tue wreck. The baggageman of the express was thrown through Ibe roof of his car, escaping with a broken leg. The express messenger, who was sitting beside him, was killed instantly. No one iu tbe sleepers was injured in tue least. LOGAN’S SISTER IN THE WRECK. Among tbe passengers in the sleeper were Mrs. Fish, ot Joliet. 111., sister of Gen. Logan, and her son Charles, neither of whom were injured. Tue shock was so terrific that the farmers in the neigh borhood took it to be an earthquake, and were soon at tbe scene of tbe wreck, in the confusion of the wreck a hot dispute arooe among the trainmen as to the responsibility lor the disaster. It ap peared that the ireignt train was running on the time of the express. The engineer was heard to remark that he had left the last siding with only thirty pounds of steam, and on the up grade, east of Tiffin, his engine “went back on him” and the train stalled. No danger signals were sent out ahead, and the express, running at lull speed down grade and around a curve, had no warning of the impending danger until an instant before tne colli siou. Cincinnati, Jan. 4.—The Coroner has taken charge of the dead. The Com mercial correspondent gives seventeen as the number wno were killed, and says that out ot fifteen passengers in the smoker but one escaped. DRUNKENNESS CHARGED. Chicago, Jan. 4.— A special from Tiffin, Q., says: "Conductor Fletcher says that the euginoer of the freight train was drunk. His name is Kyler, and be is now at Chicago Junction. The piles of 1 ashes and debris now to be seen at the place of collision are full ot bones, the remains of jewelry and melted silver money. Ten of tbe killed are utterly unknown. An old gentleman named Ferguson, ot Bioom dale, left Pittsburg ou the express and has not since been heard from. His son was to-night looking among the burned masses and ashes to find sometting by whiou to identify one ot the black lumps as his father. The Coroner of Seneca county has not yet begun a regular examination of witnesses. Tne blame seems to be with the crew of the freight train. At least fifteen were killed, but the only names known are James Postlethwaite and his two sons, Spencer and Henry, ot Belton, W. Va.; 51. H. Parks, of Washington, D. G.; Frederick, fireman of the passenger; Price, the express messenger, and a Mr. Ballard, Iron* some town in New York State. Mr. Ballard, like Parks, threw his papers out of the window while being gradually crushed and burned to death. A WRECK IN MASSACHUSETTS. Springfield, Mass., Jan. 4.—The “Modoc” passenger train from Albany, which should have arrived here about’ 6 o’clock this morning, was badly wrecked at West Springfield. The wreck took fire. The fire department of this city went to the wreck, which occurred three or four miles west of here. One passen ger and one sleeping car were to!ally burned. The “Moiioc” consisted of one baggage, one mail, two sleepers*and sev eral passenger cars, anil is the express from Chicago and Albany to Boston, reaching here at 5:25 and Boston at about 9 o’clock in the morning. Fourteen first-class Chicago and sVest ern mail pouches and 73 pouches of sec ond-class matter were burned. They con tained much registered matter and were destined for all parts of Eastern New England. Two corpses were on the train and one of them was entirely consum' and. About noon to-day, while the workmen were clearing away tho wreck,the onarred remains of a man were lound burned be yond recognition. CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT. An axle or one of the cars on the ex press broke and thrsw the of tne train against a Height tram that was passing on the track next to it. which threw i he engine and tender of the freight train Cff the track. The engineer and fire man of tbe freiirbt were badly injured,the engineer being caught between the engine aud tender. Those most injured on the express were occupants of the smoking car. Conduc tor Chapin, of the “Modoc,” was badly Injured and was brought to his home here. The passengersnotseriouslyii jured went east irom this city on the “Gover nor’s” train, leaving at 9:30 o’clock this morning. TDe more seriously injured wee carried to houses in the vicinity and were cared lor by physicians from this city. The weather was very cold, the mercury standing at zero. A revised list of the injured shows lhat nineteen persons were more or less hurt, one ol whom, a printer named Charles S, Packard, ol Westfield, will probably die. A CRASH AT ELMIRA. Elmira, N. Y., Jan. 4.-—West-bound Erie express train No. 13 collided with an engine upon which were seven men in the Southport yard, in this city, at 3 o’clock this meritin'.'. Conductor Wheeler hud his collarbone br< ken in iwo places. The engineer, fireman, express messenger and one brakeman were badly bruised, but not seriously injured. The two >ojJ gines and one express car were wreclGg|K Tno west-bound track was niq.e bonis. Trains wore, also Painted Post by another wrecWWwhieh several cars were burned iukkii Elmira brakeman was slightly h jfK. A WAGON RUN Pilvy. _ ■* "* Jan. 4.—A pun- at I’ewauk. e "bun pnmmol!i Ice into a sleigh load of ice laborers and instantly kilted throe persons and fatally injured several others. Bert McCounell, a young man of this city, anil an old gentleman named Andcrdon and his son were instantly killed. BEN EDICT Oi’l’US id). New York’s Union Claims t lint llf Is Not a Practical Printer. Washington, Jan. 4.—The Star to night says: “The Senate Committee on Printing will make a report on the nomi nation of Public Printer Benedict next week, probably on Tuesday. Representa tive Farquhar, on the part of the Printers’ Union ot New York, is conducting a tight agaiust continuation. His opposition is based entirely, be says, upon Hie ground that Mr. Benedict is not apraettoal print er. He argued before the committee that unless Mr. Benedict could earn average wages in tbe composing room be couliL not *be considered a practical Phis, he said, would be ra'iug a printor very low. Tho not decided upon the obaraet'*ff<MWir report themselves yet, so there Irno ground upon whlcb to speculate as to wnat it will be.” i’AIiLTAMENT PROROGUED RECONSTRUCTION OK THE CAIU NET STILE IN PROGRESS. Conservatives Iu Solid Array Against the Elevation toFoaver of Lord North brook—Chamberlain and Gladstone Flailing About for a Reconciliation The National League Confident that Salisbury’s Ministry Is Doomed. London, Jan. 4.—The proroguing of Parliament until Jan. 27 was gazetted to day. Mr. Gladstone, replying to a request from a Welsh Radical club for his views upon the matter, declines to express any opinion on the plan of campaign iu Ire land. He says: “I cannot discuss what is going on in Ireland upon partial and fragmentary evidence, and will deler judging the government’s conduct until 1 hear In Parliament what is said for and against it.” Mr. Gladstone, in a letter that has been made public, refers to the speech recently made at Birmingham by Mr. Chamberlain as an utterance that ought to lead to the securing of a modus vivendi between the present op posing sections of the Libera! party. As for himself Mr. Gladstone says he would bo glad of any means to tiring about a free discussion of the differences dividing the Liberal party, in order to obtain such common action as might be consistent with tno respective principles ol tue sec tions. THE COUNCIL POSTPONED. The Cabinetcouncil has been post poned until Saturday. Lord Salisbury finds that his progress in the reconstruction of tne Cabinet is impeded by party jealousies over Mr. Goschen’s appointments. The whole influence of the Carlton Club is ex erted to persuade Lord Iddesleigh and Visoount Cross to remain in office. Lord Iddesleigh pleads that he is in 111-health and unable to sustain the fatigues of the Foreign Office, and he will persist in bis determination to retire. Viscount Cross is uncertain as to what he shall do. The only positive result announced to-day has been the Earl of Northbrook’s consent to join Mr. Goschcn in the Conservative Cabinet. It has not yet been decided what portfolio will be given him. GROUND OF THE OPPOSITION. Tbe Conservative opposition is mainly directed against Lord Northbrook, partly because he is suspected of sympathizing with Mr. (Dadstoiio and partly because he has hitherto been hostile to Lord Salis bury's foreign and Indian policy. When Lord Salisbury was in the Indian Office in 1875 Lord Northbrook resigned llie Vieerovalty of India because he differed with Lord Salisbury regarding the latter’s Af/ban poliey. If M. Goae-hm insists upon nominating two Cabinet coilea/ues the Conservatives preier the Marquis of Lxnsdowne and the Earl of Morley. Air. Gladstone’s letter commenting upon Air. Chamberlain’s receat. speech was addressed to Sir William Vernon Harcourt. and concluded with a signifi cant Intimation that the reetpieat could make what use he liked ' r - s i r William sent a copy of tbo letter to Mr. Chamberlain who In reply expressed his desire for a conference. Air. Chamber lain has summoned a private meeting of the leading members of the Radical union to consult upon the terms of a compromise. No party, howeveV, be lieves that the conference will result suc cessfully. The l’(irnell*tes area supreme obstaelotoa compromise, and they will not accide to anything short of the sub mission of Mr. Chamberlain. A speaker at to-day's meeting of the National League at Dublin deolared his unabated distrust and hatred of Mr.. Chamberlain. A NEW PHASE OF THE SITUATION. London, Jan. 5,3 a. m—lt is con sidered improbable that a change will be made m the Foreign office. Lord lddes leigh denies that he has expressed a wish to lesign and Lord Alorley that be has been offered the foreign portfolio. Tbe necessary changes in tbe Cabinet are few in number and it is thought will not bo of a startling character. Lord Salisbury is said to be much annoyed by what he terms the mischievous gossip ol news papers. A CONFERENCE OF LIBERALS. The Birmingham I’ost announces that Sir William Vernon Harcourt, Lord Her schell, Mr. Morley, Mr. Chamberlain and Sir George Trevelyan will meet, probably next week, to discuss the Irish question in the s|fii it of Air. Gladstone’s letter. It is proposed, says the Post, that the subject shall be discussed in tlie freest possible manner, and no propo sition of a binding character will be sub mitted. Mr. Gladstone will take uo per sonal part in the conference, but much is expected from Lord Herscbeil’s ac knowledged tact and moderation. Lord Salisbury has sent a cable dis patch to the Marquis of Lansdowne, Gov ernor General ol Canada, asking him if he would lie willing to join tbe Ministry. Tbe Standard say s that the course which Mr. Chamberlain sanctions calls lor a stern rebuke, and that whatever happens he cannot pretind that he had not !>■ en w arned of the conditions of any possible compact. • TIIK LEAGUE CONFIDENT. 1 1 ■ Jan. 4.—At the fortnightly ojPfJHbif the Exeoutive Committee of JfKjmional League held to day, tbe dil gajWft speakers ridiculed the idea that %rTGoschen’s acceptance of the Chan pfffllorslTin of the Exchequer would be the means of saving the'present Conservative Ministry. Tlie Treasurer reported receipts of $25,. 000 In donations to the league’s funds dur ing the past two weeks from the United States. l'ne trial of the case against Messrs. Dillon, O’Brien, HUeeby, Harris, Crilly and Redmond lor alleged conspiracy in reociving reuts as trustees under the plan ot campa gn, was returned to-day. All the defendants were present excepting Messrs. Redmond and Huiris wbo Is a Parneliltn mtnbr for East Galway. He is suffering from hemorrhage of the lungs which has a-sinned a dangerous phase. The Crown closed its case and the .trial was adjourned. While a number of bailiff's Were en d' avoring to effect evictions at Achill yesterday they were attacked with stones bv tno people. The attempt to evict the tenants bad to be given up, but. several arrests were made. After the eviction of a tenant at Atlienry his neighbors mal treated the bailiffs and land ord At the Connaught Assizes, in the caso of Tally, who was on triul for calling Crown Solicitor Burke a liar and swin dler, the jury disagreed and was dis charged. Two women who loj^yWnK^StfjHWi W ■MWt Mnjwl Tffey were met at tne by a great crowd of people, banners and accompanied by band* of music. A procession was lormetl and tbe women were pluoed upon a oar, whion was dragged iu triumph through the town. Commoners Crilly and Mayne participated In Die demonstration FUR THE PEACE OF THE KINGDOM. Limerick, Jan. 4.—Mr. Gladstone in a letter to the Mayor ot Limerick, thanking him for his congratulations tendered lo the ex-l’remier on the attainment of ins 77th year, writes as follows’ "Since I ri ceivoii the Irish deputations ut lluwarden there has been liesh encouragement for tno hopes then expressed. May God pros per the design in which the peace and happiness of these three kingdoms is so deeply interested.” POPE LEO’S ADVICE UNHEEDED. Rome, Jan. 4. It is stated that the I’ope recently wrote to the Archbishops of Dublin and Cork Instructing them not lo support the Nationalist rent movement, but that the iojunotlou has been disre garded. AUSTKIVS I’LiAN. A New Sobrau.je anil Acceptance of Prince Nicholas Advocated. Vienna, Jan. 4.—Russia bus suggested as a basis for the negotiations between tbe Signatories to the Berlin treaty lorn settlement ol tbe Bulgarian question that ttie Bulgarian regents resign; that anew Sobranje be elected for Bulgaria only; tnat two Zunkoffltes be admitted into the Bulgarian Cabinet: that Prince Nicholas of Miugrelia be proposed to the new So branje for the Bulgarian rulership, and that an ordinary provincial assembly be convoked lor Koumeiia. ZANKOKF’B MOVEMENT. Sophia, Jan, 4.—M.Zankoffls making overtures to the Regents lor Ibe formation of a oofilltion government on a common basis of opposition to tbe candidacy or Prince Nicholas of Miugrelia. liisj ac tion is supposed to he a diplomatic move on the pari of Russia so as to concede to the Zaukoffiles what it reluses the Re geuis. ZANKOFF INVITED TO CONSTANTINOPI.K Constantinople, Jan. 4—The Porte has invited M. Zankoff lo Constantinople to explain the situation iu Bulgaria. THE ENVOVS AT HATFIELD. London, Jan. 4.—The Bulgarian dele gates went to Hatfield and paid Lord Salisbury a short unofficial visit to-dav. Cholera in Chili. Lima, Jan. 4.—Much alarm has been created here by an official announce ment that cholera exists in Chill. Strict sanitary precautions are being taken lo prevent the introduction of the disease into this country. All Peruvian ports are closed against vessels proceeding Irom Chill and other infected ports BUENOS AYRES’ INFECTION. Valparaiso, Jan. 4.—Telegrams from Buenos Ayres, dated Jan. 3, announce that during the past twenty-four hours 56 new cases of cholera and 20 deaths had occurred. During the last month there were 700 cases, and 352 cases iu Buenos Ayres. In Mendoza during tbo last twenty.four hours there were 45 oases and 23 deaths. Portugal’s Deputies. Lisbon, Jan. 4.—The Chamber of Deputies to-day elected a member ol tbe opposition President of tue Chamber. Premier de Castro Real thereupon sum moned the Council of Statu, ands decree dissolving the Cortes will be read in the Chambers to-morrow. D’Auinalc to be forgiven. Paris. Jan. 4.—The French Academy has resolved to petition tho government to revoke the decree expelling tne Due d’Aumaie on the ground that he has proved his patriotism by his gift to Fi ance of the Chantilly estates. A favorable re ply is expire ted. London. |"-"l 111 I“I "" tl.n ' American cattle on the removed. Visoount. Cross Not lo Resign. London, Jan. 4.—Viscount Cross, Sec retary of State for India, authorizes tho press to deny that be intends to resign. Thirty-Seven Miners Killed. Brussels, Jan. 4.—Thirty-seven per sons were killed by an explosion in tho Mon* coal pit to-day. MERCURY’S KALIi. Florida’s Orange Crop Eseapes In jury at All Important Points. Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 4 —Tbe cold wave from the north west reached Florida Sunday. Yesterday the temperature foil to 27 in the early morning and this morn ing a still lower temperature* was reached. Here ai, Jacksonville tbe thermometer recorded 22 degs. Dispatches from the in terior of the State show that, it was not so cold at other points. At Sanford it was 28, at Delano 2i* and at Ocala and Gainus viile 25. The weatMtr is now rapidly moderating. The only damage reported is to a lew oranges in exposed places in the northern partof the State. No harm was done the fruit in tne orunga region proper, and the trees of course are un hurt. The bulk or the orange crop has been shipped Or housed. The lew oranges yet remaining on the tiees about here and in the northern coun. ties Wi re slightly frozen and the leaves somewhat curled. Very . yotffc i garden truck in exposed places was killed. The iates' advices trorn the orange belt in the P ninsula to-night relieve all anxiety as to serious damage. Telegrams Irom all seoiions of the orange hell may be sum marized as follows: The thermometer ranged all tbo way from34d'Wii to 26, according to tho lo cality and exposure. 11l some lew local ities where badly exposed m anges were slightly injured. The extreme new growth ol trees is nipped with Irost, and may lie killed, but old trees are not hurt. Spe. cia s from Titusville, Tampa, Orlando, Sanford, Ocala, citra and Lues mi rg say the frost did no serious damage. Oranges and tree* are Lot perceptibly injured. Green vegetation is very slightly Injured in exposed sections. The cold snap had the effect of considerably trlgdtenlug giowers, though, and many hnyo been hastily gathering their crop. I ho weather is moderating slightly to-uight, SNOWING IN LOUISIANA. New Orleans, Jan. 4.—Hpeeials Irfi" l Arcadia, Farmerville and Minden the heaviest snow storm ever oxpcrie*A ut those places. The snow has bcenßaJb lug since noon and is now 4 lncheddHiU The prospects ure that there foot of snow snow |lTS|'lla;lLiX nf if^jQ WExHy KICKS POSTPONED. announced lor to-day were postponed until Thursday on account o( oold weather. Tbe entries will stand. AT ZERO AT WINCHESTER. Winchester, Va., Jan. 4.—lntensely oold weather lias prevailed here lor sevd eral dya. Tho an zero in exposed this iuiCLk. AN IDLi; DAY IN CONG RUSH, Both Houses Adjourn Out of Ilea- i poet for Gen. Logan. Washington. Jan. 4.—ln the Senate to-day as soon as the reading of the journal was concluded Mr. Cullorn took the floor and said: Mu. I’i;i sii'Knt -The angel of death (talks through the land, and his visitation has been most, unexpected during the rcoent Grief re i'e-sol Ui Senate imposing upon me a drey which I hpve scarcely the heart to perform, ihr 'lnly * f anii' iinciiig the death of my dia tingni-licd colleague. At. Ilia home which overlooks til * capital citv, at S minuter l "‘fore . o’clock on Sunday, Dee, vrt, the spirit of .lohu A. I.ogun took Its flight to the un known it'iilms of eternity, and on Inlay Insl his funeral ceremonies were conducted by the So nut r and Itepreri'iilstives present in this senutecham her, and his mortal remains wore conveyed to Ibe silent tomb We are called upon to mourn tins loss of one of tho bravest am! noblest of men. a man ioved by the patriotic people of liu Slate and of tho nation, a man known to tils country and to the ctvlllaed w rid, and for nearly fnjurteen years a dlt i i•>tenislieil member of this Senate. I shall not at lhi r time, Mr. PPSSltont, aitempt, to pronounce the words which are due to the memory of one who lor so miinv years performed so Impor t m ar. l conspicuous a part m tho atTabsof line republic. At an early day I shall seek to introduce appropriate resolutions, and sh ill speck ms I mar be best side of thech'irar toranil public cervices of our associate, when opportunity will be given to the Senators t > pav tilting tribute to Ids memory. Mr. Presi dent, mil ot respect hr the memory of the deceased, senator Logan, I move that tho Sen ate do no*- adjourn. The motion was agreed to and the Sen ate adjourned. The Clerk ot ihu House, with ii message from that body, and Mr. i’ruden, with one from the President en closing a number of nominations, ware waiting at the door ready to deliver their reap ctive messages, but did not get an opportunity to do so. IN THE HOUSE, In the House, in bis prayer this morn ing, IheCnaplaiu (eelingly referred to the death ol Senutor Logan. The Speaker laid before the Bousn a communication from Hon. A. 3. Hewitt announcing that be had forwarded to the Governor ot the .State of New York his resignation as Representative from the Tenth Congressional dtst.riot of that, State, to take effect on Jan. 1, 1887. It was laid on the table. Mr. Thomas, of Illinois, offered the fol lowing resolution, which was unani mously adopted: X*nolvr<l, That tho House lias board with great sorrow tho announcement of the death ot lion. .John A. Logan. Into ft Senator of the Unit and Stales from the State ot Illinois. “As further evidence oi the res pool felt for the deceased statesman,” sad Mr. Thomas, “I move that tlie House do now adjourn, giving notice that at, a later day 1 will auk that the proceedings of the House be suspended In order that, his colleagues and friends may bear testi mony to his worth.” The molion was agreed to and accord ingly at 12:45 o’clock tbe H6use ad journed. (' ■ TERRA FIRM I STILL 8 1 LAKY. One Shock at, Charleston anil Two at Summerville. Charleston, 8. C., Jan.4.—There wa a sharp shook of eaithquake here at 0:47 o’clock this morning, and two sharper shocks at Summerville at 6:40 and 7:50 o’clock. No injurv resulted- Tbe tremors produced no alarm or un easiness. Tbe day has been quiet since and ffhslnuss nor pleasure has been interrupted. The only (eellng is one or annoyance that there should be any terrestrial commotion after so long a rest. No damage was dons beyond that to u house reported this morning and that was exoagprated. - there was a lively . .. At was quite a shock about 6 o’clock, making sashes and other I moveables rattle and accompanied by usual roar. At Oakleys tho most since Nov. 7 occurred at 6:45 morning. • At Blackville there was u distinct shock of earthquake at 6:45 o’clock this morning. . At Suinter there was a pronounsed shock at 6:50 o’clock this morning. SHOCKS IN MARYLAND. Westminster, 41 ij., Jno. 4.—Strange noises and house shaking similar to tho if noted yesterday were aguin experience!' at 11:30 last night and this ni"inmg be tween 2 and 8 o’clock. The gu ts at the Montour House and Anchor Hotel wi re disturbed. Since tbe < artbquake has be come talked about persons are telling of what they heard or experienced, and it seems that shocks begun Sunday and have since continued at intervals. tariff in. Form. Tlie Childish Scheme ot the Radi cals in the House. Washington, 4.—On M jP® next tne Republicanism the House a lull culling down the sugar duty 20 per cent., and repealing the lax on tobacco and on distilled spirits used in the arts, ills simply intended, they ex plain, as an expression ol opinion. Of course, it can come to nothing. It is sim ply a sop to the Republicans who want revenue reduction. SIO,OOO FOR SAVANNAH. The Beggarly Sum Which I’oiigicss PrupoA’a for This Harbor. WashinWon, Jan. 4.—ln the river and which will be reported to tho House in a few days. Savannah gets $15,000 and Charleston $150,000. The plan id tue committee was to outth|KCSi imutes down 75 per cunt. In No new work is appropriated the esti mates under the surveyS'ordered in the bill of isst session have not been per fected. ________________ A Fight wit 1 1 Smugglers. Ni eva Laredo, M ex., Jan. 4.-—A des perate light toos place yesterday between the Guards Ituiaies and about fllty smug* g era irom the American side conveying about $20,000 worth of goods into the in terior. The finale was ten dead smug glers nod three guards, with tbe goods in Affio bauds of tbo authorities. ly un Fxploston. e, I no., Jan. 4.—An Klwood jß&jjPgayH the boiler in the mill at that WHrxi’!od"d at s o’clock this morning, killing Lnglneer Dei Lvst and m tWor Joseph Reid. Several houses in IBe vicinity were wrecked. Tbe mill was Haltered widely. I A Paper Suspends. I Mobile. Ala., Jsn, 4.—Ths Dally IMoriiing Telegram, which was started (here Aug. 15 lat, and whtoh has been (pecuniarily embarrassed for some time, ; suspended to-night. (PRICE SIO A TRAS.I i ft CENTS A Oort. ( IOTDERLY IN' THE RIGHT CHICAGO’S GRUMBLERS GROW MOKE RATIONAL. Ths Propound Hpsclal beaatnn of tli Oeusral Aaismbly Not to bn Called Tim Socialistic Clnmnnt. Profnss In Find Consolation l>v Heading Between the Lines of tlie Objectionable Order, Chicago, Jan. 4.—A local paper says this inoruiug: “The calling ol a special session of the General Assembly ot tioj Knights of Labor has been practically abandoned, so far as District Assemoly No. 24 Is concerned, and as the move ment for the special session began in that body It Is probable that the plan has been given up altogether. This was the con elusion of the matter which was given by a number of Knights wbo were inter viewed on the subject yesterday. ‘I don’t think the plan ever had much basis,’ said, one: ‘it arose in excitement over 51 r. l’owderly’s order, anil wasartopted with* out much idea of what ayp ciai session of ttiA Genera;*Assemldy really meant, wlienot came to expense. Then we tor. thinking over what Mr. Powuerly bad really SHitl, and found out that it wax not so objectionableaitur all. He simplv ordered assemblies not to pass resolu tions indorsing anarchy. None ol the as semblies had lutorsetl anarchy; they huvo merely asked 1m a new trial for the au arebists. We found we had no particular fight with tho General Mas er Workman, except that we thought he would have done as well If he nad not sent such an order. The Sociallslsdld not like whan Mr. Powderly said in his New York letter either, and were very augrv about it, luir* they could not hang a charge lor impeach-' ment upon it.’ ” CHICAGO’S CARPENTERS. A Scheme on Foot lo Secure m i ighl-Hour Day. Chicago, Jan. 4.—lt Is stated that thn carpenters of this city will be the next of tbe building trades to make a determined attempt to obtain an eight-hour day the coming season. Two plans are now undi r consideration by the unions which wilt tend to consolidate tbe organized car penters into one body, practically. One plan is for delegates from the h cal asse i • Idles to meet and determine the question ol hours and wages for tbe coming season. Tne second plan is much lavored, and if successinl will have an important bear, leg on all building operations herealtcr. It contemplates the organization of a dis trict assembly ot the Knights, of build ing trad s exclusively. A call is out for a preliminary meeting of thedelegali s to found snob a district assembly. Tint object of tbe call is staled to be tbe unifi cation ol the building trades into a dis trict by themselves, where it is clamp and their Interests can be far better looked alter ttiau in district assemblies Nos. 24 aud 57, which they are now attached to. To get a charter from ibe General Execu tive Board will probably cause 'he most trouble, as It is understood that the gen eral officers have a decided objection 'u dlstinot trade districts. MINERS REORGANIZE. Pennsylvania Divided into Threo' New Suli-Distrlols. Pittsburg, I’a., Jan. 4.—The miners convention in session beie dissolved their old organization to-day and to-morrow will reorgumt" into sun-districts Nos. 4, ft and 6 of National District As-embly Knigbis ot Labor. Sub-district V i ll th>' miners lu tbu M KIH'I in nil's -Inpl ’n, r ill market and No. ft of ins Mouongahfcla and rivers down to the mouth Kanawha and the mines ou the •Kanawha river. The miners have hsre *to ore had separate organizations, but in tuturo will act in unison. The .Mononga bela miners want an advance ol wages, and steps will be taken toward securing sn increase at the convention. The dele gates are conservative, and are desirous o. settling all matters ol dispute between the operators aud themselves la nu amic able matter. a st,lO^b^snils Idle. Wir trifKHA‘Hnii’^M fc JouAPl.-All ths co llerics In tht| i’%hMJiox over ths New Jersey were idle t"-dy,except two,on ace mntoi thestriko o tho dock bund" at Port Johnson and hi z belhport. The Red Ash and Hao n vor collieries were working to-day to till a line of orders alieady received but will close down 10-nirtrrow and remain idlo until the strike ffi adjusted. The closing of the mines has thrown out of work 8,100 men and boys. An Advance Grunted. Piusbcro, Jen. 4.—A conference has mALI in re/aid to settling the wages UJs^>vatsNo!i£ ,, Ht the Lucy luruaoes of mUkJJ l’hlpps tor 1887. Mutter h Dovuy of tue Knights of Labor and tho committee of employes met the representatives of the firms. An advance was granted to tho employee which gen erally amounted to 10 per cent. In several instances It was from 15 to 20 per cent; PINKERTON -UCCEBS. Wit rock and Huight Given BeA years and Weaver Five. ,81’. Louis, Jan. 4.—At 2 o’clock this afternoon the grand jury handed in their indictments against the express robbers. That against Witrook was lor robbery in the first dogree, that against Haight for being accessory bclore the fact, and lhal ayaiust Weaver for being accessory b- ioi* the (act. The prisoners were immediately arraign*d before Judge N'ormiile. 1 bey all pleud guilty to the chargee aud were at onoe sentenced, W Brook and Haight to seven years, and Weaver to five years In the penitentiary. Tbe prison ers will at onoe be taken to Jefferson City. T be indictment was a joint one against Witrock, Weaver and Haight, charging them with larceny Irom a railroad. oar. Indictments charging them with robbery in the tlret degree were prepared yester day but the form was changed to the above so that there might be no difficulty in holding Messenger Kotberiugham, lor an ludlatineat ol robbery in the first degree would be an admission "f bis innocence. Witrock and Haignt took their sentences stoically, tno former ramarking. “We have made our beda and uiuet lie In them,’’ but W e*ver was affected. He oaunot reeooolle him self to the idea of serviug bis seutenoe, when Kinney, Morlarity and the others wbo received part of the stolen property are allowed to go at liberty. Alter re ceiving eenienoe they were led back to their culls, where they will remain until to-moriow, when tbev will be taken to the penitentiary at Jefferson City.