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SBjcouf; ok i.ivks lost in \
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
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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
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less miles per hour.
running in opposite directions
sau " track esu .1 a telescope as
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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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
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
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.
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..
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
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. •
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
Tlie Treasurer reported receipts of $25,.
000 In donations to the league’s funds dur
ing the past two weeks from the United
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
Two women who
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
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.”
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
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.
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
Constantinople, Jan. 4—The Porte
has invited M. Zankoff lo Constantinople
to explain the situation iu Bulgaria.
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
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
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.
|"-"l 111 I“I "" tl.n '
American cattle on the
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.
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,
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
announced lor to-day were
postponed until Thursday on account o(
oold weather. Tbe entries will stand.
Winchester, Va., Jan. 4.—lntensely
oold weather lias prevailed here lor sevd
eral dya. Tho an
zero in exposed this iuiCLk.
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 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. (' ■
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.
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.
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.
i ft CENTS A Oort. (
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.’ ”
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.
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;
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
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.

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