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) J . n . BSTILL, Editor ttuil Proprietor.) CAGEII IX AND CREMATED FIFTY Oil moke MYF.S LOST IN A IIAILUOAD CHASM. A Broken Kill Hurl* Part of n r- O'l'Ser Train Into on Ice-lucked Gorge Fifty Fret Below tlie llmilbi'd—l'ro pie living N ,(, i.r the Scene Powerless to Rescue the linprltoptil Passenger*. Springfield, Mass., Feb. s.—The night express to Montreal, which left here at S: 15o’clock last night, ran off the bridge at Woodstock, Yt., two miles uortli ot White River Junction, and the slecner3 and passenger cars and bridge were entirely burned. The train was filled with passengers from Boston and New York bound for the winter carnival. The accident occurred between l ami 2 o’clock this morning on the Central Vermont railroad. The train was about an hour and a half late on leaving White River .Junction. It consisted of a locomotive, baggage oar, postal car. two passenger coaches and two sleeping cars, and was running at the usual rate ot speed. A BROKEN RAI!.. When about 200 yards south of the end of the deck bridge, near Old Windsor sta tion, a broken rail was struck. The loco motive, baggage car and postal car broke away from the rest of the train, passing over the bridge In safety. The rest of the train wait thrown trora the rails and con tinued on the roadbed until H came near the end of the bridge, but there it ran over the abutment and all of the ears fell into White river, some oil feet below. The gorge at this point is (rightful, and when the ears went down there was a terrible crash. As soon as possible the detaclied part of tbv train was stopped and run back to the scene ot the disaster. The screams of the injured were heartrending. As sistance aiso came from people living In the vicinity, and everything was done to rescue and relieve the injured. FIRE BREAKS OUT. Soon after help arrived it was discov ered that tire had started in the first pas senger coach, and soon the entire train was ablaz-, thus adding anew horror to the already frightful catastrophe. Those present were powerless to stop the Are, and devoted themselves entirely to at tempting to rescue those imprisoned in tne wreck. The rescuers met another and unexp* eted obstacle in the heat, which bad become so intense that they were obliged to relinquish their ei forts to save the sufferers and were compelled to retreat to a place of safety for themselves ar,d to become unwilling and horror-stricken witnesses of the awtul holocaust. In addition to this and to add to the terrors and suffer ings of the passengers, the weather was intensely cold, and the heroic rescuers weie hindered thereby in their work. No water could be obtained with which lo check or extinguish the flames. The ice was several Inches thick on the river, and there were no appliances at hand to raise it. FROM TUIRTY TO FIFTY LIVES LOST. It has not been and probably never will be possible to tell accurately how many lives have been lost. From the best data obtainable there were about eighty per sons in the four cars destroyed. The lowest estimate places the probable number of killed at thirty, and it is possi ble that twice that number may be cor rect. A great many were kiiied outright by the tremendous tail and crush of the cars, but several cases are knoiyn where peo ple unhurt or only slightly injured were lastened in the wreck and burned to death. Oue lady and one gentleman were rescued from a sleeper, badly bruised and almost naked, their clothing being torn trom them in hastily pulling them out of reach of the Are. The night was freezing cold, and but for the hospi t.aliiyot a farmer named Thomas I’lngree, who lived near the scene of the accident and who tilled his house with sufferers, many who escaped tne wreck with little lA* no clothing would have frozen to death# Henry Tuxbury, of West Randolph, Vt., a well known lecturer, was among those killed. Conductor Slurtevantwas fatally burned. Frank Wesson, son of I). F. Wesson of this city, of tho ttrm ol Smith & Wesson, pistol manufacturers, was among the Killed. FIVE CORPSES IDENTIFIED. White Rivkk Junction. Yt., Feb. r. —Word was sent here immediately after the accident and a large force ot men, at tended by several physicians, repaired to the scene. The bodies of live of the dead have been identiffed, three of which wore not burned. On the ice below the bridge site are 2ti charred and unrecognizable bodies. Many more were doubtless en tirely cremated. Central Yermont rail road officials arrived a t the scene of the disaster at gn early hour, and are doing everything possible to relieve the suffer ers. No less Mian ten physicians were in attendance on the wounded belore :> o’clock ibis morning. About iorty persons escaped alive, but nearly all were hurt to some extent. The conductor ol the train ar.d several others are fatally wounded. The names of twenty-seven of the people rescued have be n obtained, all of whom belong In New England or Canada. A number of others who wero but slightly injured departed lor their homes on the fimt train they could take alter being brought to White lliver Junction. Forty deaths seems a reasonable estimate, in asmuch as thirty-one bodies have been re covered. Some must have been totally consumed, and oiheis still may be in iho water under tue wreck. HEARTRENDING SCENES. A gentleman named McCarthy, who went in the relief train and looked over Ihe track says the broken rail was about twenty rods from the bridge and that mo engine and tho first two oars did not leave the iron. The baggage and mail cars being preserved Intact afforded ac commodations lor part'of ihe wounded. Uno man died soon alter being carried into the mail car. Mr. McCarthy saw a man with a little child in his arms On the hank ot the river and both were dead. A woman was lying on the snow and kind persons bad covered her with whs t spate clothing they con id procure. boon alter there was sufficient help to remove her to farmer Fingree’s house. She w-as badly hurt, but i* yet alive. As soon as the (lames had subsided sniff, ciently tho work or recovering bodies from the wreck was begun. Most of the remains are so charred as to be unrecog nizable. The body ol Pullman Cur con ductor Hotness was one and tho first taken out. It was not badly mutilated. The remains ot the porter of one of tho cars were identified by nis clothing and watoh. ' Tiio body of K. L. Wesson was identified by friends from his hume. DISPOSITION OF THE BODIES. Most of the bodies recovered wero taken to the village ot Hurtlo-d and placid in the establishment ol Uarteitalp r Males. Tuiru-uitiU bvid.oi iii all have beer, takenjout of the wreck. Thirty-one ol these are in Mr. Gates’ shop, and only five of this number are in any manner recognizable. It will be impossible to tell how many were on the train, as the conductor sad only begun taking up tick ets alter leaving here. THIRTY-NINE BODIES RECOVERED. At Hits hour (midnight) thirtv-nine bodies in all have been rt covered from the wreck, and it is positively known that torty-iwo persons perished, while lucre is a probability tbat a number of other corpses will be found In the wreck or under the ice ot the creek. Just how many persons wero killed canuot be ascer tained while there exists so much un certainty as to the number on the train. Of the bodies recovered, eight have been identified. The list of tho killed as far as identified is as follows: Frank L. Wesson, of Springfield, M ass. M. K. Burgess, conductor ol the Full man car. s. S. \\ KBCOTT, of Burlington. Kn. F. Dili-on, of Dartmouth. I>. Maignkt Schanigan, of Quebec. Edward Jlanks, a brakemau, ot Leba non, N. H. Mason Mills, of Iroquois, Ont. The porter ot the Pullman car St. Al ban's. SEVENTY PROBABLY KILLED. One of the wrecked cars on the ice haR not yet been overhauled, and it is thought that at least twenty bodies are in the debris. Suould this prove so it will run the list of killed up to over sixty. This will not include those which may have been carried Into the river through the ice. The latest com putation as to the number of per sons on the train places it at over 100. When the last oar on the ice is over hauled to-morrrow and further identifi cation takes place a more complete list of the killed will be obtainable, although it is thought that a score of the bodies al ready recovered are so disfigured by being crushed and burned as to preclude any possibility of being identified. Mauy of the survivors will probably die of their wounds. Considering the height from which the cars fell and the speed which the train was running, it ts regarded as miraculous that any one on board es caped. EADS’ SMI I* RAILWAY. The Senate Discussing the Bill as a Diplomatic Stroke. Washington, Feb- o.—ln the Senate to-day the conference report on the bill for a public building at Chattanooga, Term., was presented and agreed to. The Senate proceeded to consider the pension bills on the'e.alendar. and Bixty six were passed. The Senate then, at 1:10 o'clock, pro ceeded lo consideration of the Indian ap propriation bill. The bill (which con tains fifty-two printed pages) was passed witnout a word of discussion and with no more delay ttiau was consistent with its very rapid reading. THE TEHUANTEPEC BILL. The Senate bill to incorporate the At lantic and Pacific Ship Railway Com pany (Eads’ Tehuantepec bill) was then taken up as the special order. -Mr. Mor gan, in an argument in support of tbe bill, declared biinself in favor of a pol icy (like that embodied in the resolutions reported some years ago by Senator Eaton, of Connecticut, from the Commit tee on Foreign Relations): that whatever transit there might be across the isthmus should be under control ol the United States government, either absolutely aud independently, or in connection with tho government through whose territory it passes, WHAT EUROPE WILL DO. He expressed the opinion that one or the other of the European powers would seize the islands lying conveniently near the mouth ot tbe Panama canal, fortify them, establish lormidable naval stations there and thus control the canal. What foothold, he asked, had the United States government got in that section of tne world? Nothing except the precarious paper right whloh it bad under tbe Clay ton-Bulwer treaty. He referred to the fact ot the British government taking possession ot the Island of Cyprus In order lo control the Suez canal. Mr. Hoar remarked that tbe subject was a very important one, that it had not been expected to come up, aud that consequently but few Senators were in the chamber and he suggested whether the Senator would not preler to continue his speech on Monday. Mr. Morgan paid that he would. Mr. Hale offeied an amendment that except as lo tbe $7,000.001) expressly pro vuled in the bill the United States should be in no respect whatever liable for any debt or obligation of tne company. The Senate then at3:oo o’clock adjourned. IN- THE HOUSE. The Speaker laid before tbe House to. day messages from the President vetoing seven private pension bills. The veto messages were referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. The Speaker laid before the House the Senate Mill providing lor tbe refunding ot direct taxes. Vlr. Heard moved that it be relerred to the Committee on Judicia ry. This was agreed to by a vote ot 134 yeas to 114 nays. Tbe House passed the bill for the pay ment ot what arc known as “the Fourth ol Juiv Claims.” It appropriates about $182,000. Tue House then went Into committee of the " hole on the diplomatic and consu lar appropriation bill. Tue bill wag de bated until 4:60 o’clock when without ac tion the committee rose and the House adjourned. Two States in Lnclt. Washington, Feb. r>.—ln tho Sen ate to-day Mr. Mabone, from tbe Com mittee on Public Buildings anil Grounds, reported favorably the bill lor the repay meut of certain advances to the United stales by the States of Maryland and Yirginia, made lor the purpose of aiding in the erection of public buildings in Washington at the time ot the location ol the nationalcapito! in thiscity. .Maryland advanced $72,000 and Virginia $120,000 for this purpose, and tbe bill provides lor the repayment of the money with interest from 1843 on the Maryland claim, and from IX6O 011 Virginia’s claim. Miller’* JVtttlon. Washington, Fen, 6.—ln conformity to ibe ruling of tne court iu general term yesterday, In tho case of Morris 8. Miller, Of Onaida countv, N, Y., against the Civil bervice Commissioners, Mr. Miller to-day filed his petition o( right to 'ho Circuit Court, and Judge Cox at once oertilioii it to the general term, to be lteatd in the first Instance. Savannah’s Harbor Committee. W ashing ton, Feb, s.—The Republics n members ol the Senate Commerce Com mit ee were iu caucus this morning aud this allernumi so long that Hie nearing of the Savannah harbor delegation bad to lie postponed until -Monday morning. Sena tor Colqti tv will iiieu introduce tbs mem bers of the delegation to tbe cuinmitiue. SAVANNAH, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY (>, 1887. ALL TUE MEN STILL OUT- MliKf’H \NT'S IN THE MARITIME TRADE HOLD A MEETING. A Committee Appointed to Draft Plans for Preventing a Repetition of tlie Trouble In tlie Future Stevedores Notify the Lougshoremau that They Must Return to Work or be Sup planted—Several Steamers Sail hut Many Still Delayed. New York, Feb. o.—Tbe announcement yesterday by most of the railroad compa nies that they would bo in a position to receive freight to-day, produced an extra ordinary blockade of trucks and wagons all along West street for several blocks. Both sides of the entrances to the railroad piers, and where two or more companies wets close neighbors, an indescribable condition of affairs prevailed- Merchants sent their trucks as early asO o’clock vestorday morning, and their drivers re mained in line all day, and at night un hitched their teams and went borne, leav ing the trucks in line ou the street, and thus discharged the loads to-day. Many instances of this kind are reported. Not many fresh attempts were made to-day bv merchants, because the freight, houses were choked by yesterday’s shipments. COAL DUMPED IN THE STREETS. The coal strikers in Jersey City to-dav resumed the taotios of interfering with the drivers of coal carts engaged in haul ing coal across the ferries. Several loads of coal were dumped in the street wher ever the strikers found ’bem. Nobody is reported hurt so far. The drivers of coal delivery carts in Brooklyn, in the south ern part of the city, struck to-day, to the number of 600, refusing to haul “scab” coal. A boat-load of coal intended lor iree distribution among the desti tute has been lying alongside the dock in South Brooklyn ten days, the men re fusing to unload It because it. was loaded in New Jersey by “scab” workmen. Several fresh strikes aio reported in manufacturing establishments, where tbe workmen refused to work because the coal used to furnish steam power had been handled by non-union men. MERCHANTS AROUSED. A meeting of merchants engaged in the maritime trade was held at the Produce Exchange to-day. James McGee, Presi dent of the Exchange, presided. The meeting was called to consider the long shoremen’s strike arid consider some plan ot relieving trade from its present embarrassment. Resolutions wpre unani mously adopted asserting that the present strike of longsboreulen is wholly unjusti fiable, as there was no trouble between tbe employers and employes; that lts t fleet Is to injure trade and divert it to other channels, thus subjecting the business community as well as other working classes to serious losses; that for the purpose of considering the question aud of formula ting some plan which shall protect them against, similar occurrences in the future a committee of five be appointed bv the chairman to report as soon as possible hereafter to the trade A resolut ion was also adopted that tbe boss stevedores who will employ men to work and to resist tlie dictation of labor organizations should have tho support ol charterers and shipers. LONGSHOREMEN TO STAND FIRM. A meeting of Longshoremen’s Union No. 5 was held to-day. and it was decided to hold out until the demands of the coal men were granted. A delegate stated that all the companies except the Cunard were willing to grant an increase of pay to 40c. and 60c. The men, however,'re fused to go back until the grievances of tho coal men were adjusted. The City of Savannah sailed to-day for Savannah with a full cargo. TheCunarder Aurania sailed for Europe to-day. The Superintendent said she had a full cargo, but her red line was two feet above the water. The Helvetia of the National line is being unloaded by ber crew with the aid of some non-union men. The Arizona of the Guion line will sail Tuesday. Two boats were at the Morgan pier and one was out In the stream. These steam ers are nearly a week behind their sail ing time. The Strike Committee of tho Longshore men's Union have plenty of funds and say they are paying off the men. The Wyoming, of the Guion line, which sailed for Europe Thursday, put into Halifax for coal to-day. she not having been able to take in a lull supply here. Acting Mayor Beckman to-day issued a proclamation elb ring a reward of S6OO lor the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons conoerned in the dynamite explosion on the Old Dominion steamer Guyandotte on Jan. 31. THE STEVEDORES MEET. An important meeting of stevedores was held at the Maritime Exchange to day to take action in regard to the strike of the longshoremen. Tbe meeting repre sented employers of nearly 16,000 men now on strike. It was unanimously re solvtd to notify the men that they could return to work on Monday next by deal ing With the stevedores, and at the same rates as beretolore, and further, tbat unless they did return the stevedores would advertise and employ whomsoever they cboso irrespective of tlie labor unions. The longshoremen have no quarrel with the s overtures, and would, the latter claim, gladly return to work it free from the dictation of tne Knights ot Labor, by whom they were or dered to strike’to support a strike with w hich tho longshoremen have no concern. FEARS OF TROUBLE. By order ol District Assembly No. 4b, Knights of Labor, live meeting* of strik ing longshoremen anil coal shovelcrs were called lor i.o-ntebt to be held in the public parks. It was expected that some trouble might occur, and accordingly the police were fully prepared for auy emergency ttiat might come up. Lines of telephone wire were stretched from the polloe headquarters to tne neighborhood of the several places of meeting. Large forces of polioc were detailed to each place. A large body was also stationed at headquarters with two patrol wagons as a reserve. Over 1,000 extra nun wero on duty. These preparation*, however, were not needed. The meetings all passed off' quietly. Owing to the extremely cold weather very tew attended, and tbe demonstration as a whole was a tizzlo. Those who did nitend, however, were attentive listeners aud greeted the speakers with applause. THE EFFECT IN CONNECTICUT. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 6.— Tbe strike of the lielgnt handlers at New York is seriously ielt by shippers throughout this State. Hnpt. Opdykuof the New Haven and Northampton rail road was notified to-day by the agent o! the New York steamboat, line and bv the general freight agent of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad that they would b* (breed to deollue freights from bis road owing to their inability to handle ic at New York. This shut out all New York freight via the Northamp ton road botween the city and Holyoke, Mass., and will compel manufacturers on the line of that road to ship their freight by roundabout routes. ’.JissisKiimi striking Cool Miners. Columbus, Miss., Feb. s.—This morn iiu- when an easi-bound train reached O’Brien’a mine and was preparing to lake on coal fjr use of tlie engine, striking miners came up armed with shotguns and would not allow coal to be put on the engine. They also stopped some new men who bad begun working there by the day, but said they might work ii they were paid the wages de manded by the strikers. This is the first trouble t oat has grown out of the strike, file Coal Exchange (Wmpanies are tak ing steps to have the load s arrested and prevent iurther interfmence. HISYLNUK LKOISLAION. No Chance That Any Deduction Will bo Made This Session. Washington, Feb. ii. —On Monday one of Mr. Randall’s lieutenants, probably Mr. Cabell, of Virginia, will probably be recognized to move the passage, under a suspension of the rules, of a bill removing all tobacco taxes. Thu motion will re ceive about 170 Volos- It will have about 14d votes aflfiinst it. Due hundred of the votes iu the negative will come trom the Democratic side of iho House and forty from the Republican side. The motion, thereiore, will fail. This w ill end all prospect ot revenue re duction at this session- The motion will be made in pursuance of a final agree ment between Messrs. Randall aud Car lisle. which will ne consummated! on Monday morning. % ANOTHER LETTER. Mr. Randall to-day wrote a letter to Mr. Carlisle, which Mr. Henderson, of North Carolina, and Mr. Cabell, of Vir ginia, signed, stating that they could not agree to either of the four propositions Mr. Carllse had suggested in ills letter, namely: First, If a reduction in the ta>7 on distilled spirits was deemed indis pensable to make the tax on ail distilled spirits the same; second, ii a reduction in the tobacco tax was deemed indispen sable to make a like reduction in tariff taxes; third, to submit the w,.01e matter lo a party caucus and abide Its decision; fourth, to unite in motion to eo into com mittee ot the whole to Consider Mr. Ran dall’s bill of last fission. Instead, they proposed waiving the tariff tax reduction entirely, amj that the Speaker should recogoizo one Of the Randallites on Monday to move thl passage under a suspension of the rule*, of the biil repeal ing all tobacco taxes. To the third Mr. Carlisle replied that he would consider the matter and reply ira Monday morn ing. There Is every Reason to believe tbat he Wili accede to the request, and that Mr. Cabell will make the motion. REVKN UK REDUCTION. The Senate Not Likely to Take the Lead Billing This .Session. Washington, Feb. s.—The Republi can Senators met in oaucu . for a short time this morning and again in the after noon, but took no formal action upon any subject. A hiajorily are said to favor action of some kind for a reduction oi the revenue, but are uot united as to any defi nite policy, while the minority tavor tue lilan of leaving reveuue matters to the House of Representatives, where they constitutionally belong and making prii visitms by amendments to the appropria tion bills or otherwise for a judicious ex penditure of tbe surplus, especially in the direction of defenses, guns and ships. It is probable that further cau cusing will take place, but there Is no ground iu anything that nas thus lar oc curred to warrant an expectation that tne Senate will take the lead during this session in any movement lor a reduction of the revenue. ISISE OU THE KIVEILS. Tho Ohio Comes to u Stand But Bain Threatening: Disaster. Cincinnati, Feb. 6.—At 8 o’clock to night the river came to a stand, with 68 feet and 3 inches. The weather has been drizzling all the afternoon and evening, however, and reports ol rain continue to arrive irora up the river points, so that the danger ol a disastrous flood is not re moved. Thus lar tue railroads aie the : eaviest sufferers. The Central Union depot was abandoned last nigtit, ami six road* entering it si art from temporary stations, the Cincinnati, Washington and Balti more, Onto and Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania and Uhio and the Bee Jim Toads are receiving no Heigh'. ami there is already a smart height blockade. A large number of manuiactones on both sides o! the river have snut down and it is estimated tbat 4,Odd men are idle. On account ot the high water steam boats have great difficulty in getting un der bridges. RISE OF THE CUMBERLAND. Nashville. Tknn., Feb. 6.—Tne Cum berland river is rising slowly, with 41.8 feet on tbe guage. The jow place* in tbe city are being troubled with backwater, and many launlies are preparing to move nut. A serious overflow is not at this time expected. The lumbermen alongthe river have taken t ie necessary precau tion against loss ot property. Art strains tributary lo the Upper ( umber land are cut of their banks. The river here will reach its highest point by Monday, and will probably not exceed 44 feet on the gauge. Burning of a Mill. Paterson. N. J., Feb. s.—Harmony mill, part of P. and H. Adams’ large es lablisbmeut, took lire at 6:46 o’clock this morning. At 10:15 o’clock tho lire wus under control. The mill was devoted to tbe manufactured mosquito netting. The loss,it is estimated will reach $250,000. Ibe damage is believed to be fully covered by insurance through New York insurance brokers. The origin of the lire is un known. Goal Found at Beauregard. Beauregard, Miss,, Feb. s.—Beaure gard is excited over the discovery of a streak oi coal. Dr. Roman whlledigging a well at a depth of 12 leet struck a bed ot coal of superior quality and penetrated some 2 feet. The water rose so rapidly that the work bad to be discontinued. A company will be organized to investigate iurther. Our Army Ntifiigili. Washington, ‘"eb. 6.—A letter from the Secretary of War lo the House of Rep resentatives slat's that the aggregate ter ritorial nulftia i|lt)6,ooo,and the aggregate htaie militia 7,400,602. West Vlriilnia's Ba I loti ng. Charleston, W. Va.. Feb. 6.—The eleventh ballot for United S.aies Senator was taken to-day, and resulted in no choice. LIVERIES ALL THE RAGE. WOMEN WHO SI'KNI) S>l \LIj l’Oim .NI S ON l OOIMKN. On*? Liuiky Ei|i vh litirbeil m I>nz n DifY*hi**Biit <; Sulla—Old m Who Tell Amuaini; Storleii of us it Was in Uiiya i.oni: (lime Ky. New York, Feb. 6,—l shall never for get my experience us one of a perturbed and agitated b use committee during tbe short but brilliant career of a club that is now among tlie irrevocable and lamented dead. The club was composed ot a lot ot genial and agreeable men who were distinguished by many engaging qualities and blessed with an entire and oaptiva mg indifference to affairs financial. The clubhad taken apartments In lower Mad ison avenue at tho rate of $2,000 a year, put in a billiard and pool tallies and en gaged the services of a large and respeot li:l waiter who divided fils time equally between breaking crockery and glass ware and falling from one fit of absolute inebriety into another. Tlie income of the club at this duto was about S4OO a year—on paper. We engaged a boy to at tend to the pool tables and one of tho members who still retained the confi dence of his tailor bad the boy putin livery. He was a slim, well-built and handsome little chap, and (or a week he was the pride ol the club. His livery was dark green with a profusion of brass buttons, and it was exceedingly becom ing. As there was a dismal hut firm con viction that the club would not he in a condition to buy liveries for a long while to come, the most intense and touching in terest showed itself in the care of the livery which Willie wore. 1 have seen the crack pool player of tbe club stou during breathless interest when lie was ou Ho point of making an expert shot raise ins bead and say argumentatively: “Willie, how many times have l told you to go light on the shoulders of tbat coat? There you go leaning against tlie wall and squirming around as though you were elad in cast iron.” “Yes, and Pil tellyou another thing, my son,”another member would say, sagely, “you’re beginning to bag altogether too much at the knee. W lien you’re picking up chalk off the floor bend your body and not your knees.” \V iilie would blush and stand erect while all interest in the game ceased in stantly and the members tell to comment ing on the livery earnestly. One dtiv it was discovered by an acute Observer that William had begun to grow. He shot out of his clothes at both ends at a rate that cast a dismal and mournful buz* over the entire club. Some of tbe mem bers supplied bun with cigarettes contin ually iu the wild hope mat it would re tard his growth, whiie others put up schemes of such vast and intricate con struction for the same purpose tbat the boy’s life became a burden to him. But it was all witnout avail. William snot upward, downward and outward at.a rate lliat defied opposition; the sleeves short ened, the legs of tlie trousers shrank up, and the buttons on the waist of bis coal got nearer and nearer his shoulders until lie finally spread beyond Hie confining limits of the livery altogether and ap peared one day at tbeclubin another suit, of clothes. Within a week the club had gone into bankruptcy and tho boy had (tisapneared trom thesuriaceof tbe town forever. New York Is becoming a great place lor liveries and uniforms. Coachmen are clad with a variety that Js almost grotesque. The best tailors make their coats and they often weur many hundreds of dollars worth ol tur. The lootmen hold their positionssolely by reason oi their attractive proportions ami they are as fas tidious as dandles about their attire. A woman of luslflon who lives opposite me has about the inoat fetching thing in foot men in town. lie is English, about 14 years old, with ruddy cheeks, big gray eye* and an erect and easy carriage. His mistress seems to take a special delight in his liveries. He has a dozen of tnem and ail are made by the best tailor in Now York. This morning be followed his mistress to the carriage clad in a gre-m frock coat, cordnroy trousers, white duck overgaiters and sharp-toed patent leather boots. He wore the neatest of yellow kid gloves, natty heaver hat, and nis shoulders were covered by a magnifi cent sealskin cane. All the coachmen In New Y’ork are in livery now ami qo are most of the haokmen. The drivers of Filth avenue stages wear blue coats with yellow Duttons, red collars and opera hats. Tno man wno designed tneir liv eries should lie obliged to wear one for eyer. 1 can imagine no greater punish ment. Hall the errand boys in town are known as “buttons”—which means that tbev wear liveries covered with brass buttons —and ihe messenger buys, park, city and district policemen are ali more or less showily attired. All the conduc tors tin the street and elevated lines are in uniform, just as are the janitors of lie big public buildings ami i.ne porters in banks and important commercial bouses. A man dressmaker on Fifth avenue has three little boys who ire clad entirely in red livery from head to toot. They are all blondes, and their yellow hair Is banged in front anti tails ro th'dr shoul- tiers b bind. Resides mII this tbe streets are filled with Mexicans, Indians, cow boys Ironi Buffalo Bill’s sbowand visiting delegations ol toboggan and snow shoe tdulis from Montreal. These with an oc casional inlusion of Aral) peddlers. To diao jugglers and Imig.ant* from all por tions of the world encha'iee tile oictur esiiueness of toe streets of New York. 11. A talk with the oldest resident of the city marks vividly Its rapid growth. .Men are living who once dug clams on the snore of the North river half a mile tic low the loot of (.'anal street. An old fel low over 90 recalls fervent recollectii.ns of boyish sports around a saw-pit hack of Trinity church. You meet every day a score or more of men who remember when tboCiiy II ill I’ark was uptown and when Jefferson Market was ‘-away nut in the country.” Ino ri%r of the City Hall itself is red granite. It was not sup posed wnui) u was built that the city would ever extend beyond It, and marble was used on three sides. At that time Broadway below the I’ark was filled with retail stores and private resi dences, and Nassau and Barclay streets were nests of hoarding houses. Then every man knew bin neighbor and Woat price he paid lor hla bouse. Now men live In houses for yoais without know ing even the name of the tenant next door. Families in flats remain In bliss lul ignorance of those above them. Then church communicants nlllllated In brotherly love, and attendee sewing clr c e, missionary gatherings and pra er me tings with punctual regularity. Now tnose who at'end prayer meetings and s'W ing circles are almost unknown. Then old residents, like those In rural cities to-day, wets anxious to make new acquaintance. To-day they are anxious lo decline them. The circle is already too large, and tbeir lime is more than occu pied with those wiio am in It. A more surprising gauge of Ihe growth ol tbe city, however. Is tne uulamilitfrity of its liibafiitints with its most noted mer. Btxtv year* ago snob prominent men as Fhilip Home, John Jacob Astor, Peter l.nrlllard, Philip Fn noau, Ogden Hoff* man and Aaron Buvr were r aunt point ed out to strangers. Thirty years ago nearly everybody recognized Horace Greeley’s white coat. Uommnre Vander bilt's msnaknan overcoat, Tom Byers’ shiny hat, Pi ter Cooper’s rubber cush ions, and Wilson U. Hunt's antique * stock.” To- lav, however, the most re nown and citizens mn\ wander through the streets lor hours without being recog nized. Theeiiy has swelled to such a size and become so populated that a life time is hardly enough for iamiliariza fion. Faoiis of few of its great men are known to the people. The last time I saw Gen. Grant wus on Broadway, near tho Herald building. Ho was on crutches hobbling in a stream ot human beings, not oue of whom was aware of his pres ence. Six weeks leave interesting mem ories ol similar occurrences. Not long ago 1 saw’ a little inan with a Semitic cast of oountenanoo, gazing at a lime table in the Grand Central depot. He was attired in dark clothes the worse for weur, a seedy tile, and unblaekeneu gaiters. He carried a badly bleached al paca umbrella ami a brown paper par. cel. With thesohe wandered around the waiting room reading railroad announce ments and listening to the inquiries ot ticket buyers. His lace was mobile and bis eyes dark and tbpughUul. Not onoo dirt he sinlle. Ho removed his hat oocn. sioually and scratched his bead, wined was streaked w iih gray, and was rapid ly becoming bald. There were a hundred persons in tbe room, yet no one knew • him. He was Jay Gould, awaiting the departure of the train that was to carry him to his home on the Hudson. Six weeks ago 1 a'tended Buffalo Bill's performance at Madison Square Garden. It wasa series of unique Imllsn dances given lor tbe entertainment of his triemls. In a box sat a whlte-facmi man w ith a snowy head and trimmed beard. He wore pebbles, and there wero great bugs of flesh under his piercing gray eyes, it was Hie lace of a thinker, whoso lame was unable to hi and the strain of Intense applica tion. It was tho face of Abram S. HuwiM, who has just been elected Mayor ol New Yoik alter the most memorable political fight in the hisiorjfcof Hie ei'y. Over 2,000 persons were in Hie garden, ail of them Gotbsmites, yet not more than half u dozen knew Mr. Hewitt. A month ago a crowd filled tho parlors at Delmoniop’s. They wero awaiting a summons to the Police Captains’ dinner. Among them was a tall, well-knit gentle man with grav eye*, a high forehead and sparse gray hair. Ho was suave and courtly. A lew New Yorkers took him for Fatty Walsh. He was not the genial warden of the Tombs to whom ho DOTS a strong resemblance, lie was Ihe re nowned Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, now practicing law in New York. Two weeks ago 1 saw a man with an abnormally developed brow gazing into a jeweler’s windows. His eyes wero bright and his lace was thin and wrin kled. He was tali and soldlerly in ap pearance. A group of pretty shop girls were at his side lost In contemplation oi the display in the window. None of them was aware tbat a more surprising ex hibit was at their side. Tho tall ventlo man was Gen. William Tecumseh Hlier man, who has probaldy kissed more pret ty girls than any man in the Union. Not long afterward I saw a plainly dressed man overhauling some volumes ou u stand in front of un old bonk store. His hair was auburn in color, streaked with gray, and he wore a black lelt hat and thick solid shoes. Ttnfe was nothing lancv atmut him. Ho was short amt lat. His raiment was plain and neat. His eyes were blue and his close-cropped beard was red. He looked like a master machinist. No one seemed to recognize him. Y’et he has made as much stir In this country in six months as Gladstone has done in England in six years. He was Henry George. A week ago 1 dropped in'o a coffee and-cake saloon on Park r ix. I saw satod at a talile a gentleman wno re sembles the pictures of James Madison, fourth President of tho United States. Hu was apparently about 60 years old. His ruddy countenance, clean-cut lea lures and snowy hair indicated the best ol pedigrees, and his manipulation ot a knife and tork over a plate of pin k and beans was convincing proof that h“ nail tlie best ot app tltes. Ho was surrounded with clerks and mechanics, liono of whom could call him by name. Yet he had made loriunes in a dav and bsd lost SBOO,OOO 111 an lour without flinching. He was. Uncle Rulus Hatch, wno plays a church organ io-dav as steadily as tie did wnen he w as worth over a million. A day or so ago 1 saw a tail man about 46 years old who fasten hi* pebble* on bis nose with nervous energy. His hair was crisp, curly and unlrdsted. Ho bad the nose ol one ot Napoleon’s marshals and the stride of Carl !BoUurz. Ho was drill ing up Park row in a crowd of workers as busy as himself, not one of whom knew him. Twenty-seven years ago he was alone in this great city, friendless, peiiiiifi ss and homeless. To-day he i s lid to nave an income of SI,OO<J a day. IB' wasj.'sepb Puliizor. Last n(. lit 1 saw a big-boned man with mussive features and marked taciturnity m ing a welsh rabbit in a Twenty-seventh street chop-house. He had steel blue eyes and a close-clipped grizzled heard, mid be wore dark clothes and a itigh bat. II - nad a quiet dignity tempered wiili affability and a capacity to listen with out murmuring. No one knew him save the man who was pouring a stream ot talk into Ids ear. Yet he was the king pin iu politics in New Y'ork, and bis name wus but Maurice.l. Power. AmokJ.i i mminoh and Blakely Hall. A l'u.!|niu- Poisons Ills Mother ami Kilm Himself. Hiot x f ai.i.h, Dak., Feb. 5.—0. O. Dcleiuoe, a farmer, shot himself yester day. While the coroners jury was lodu- Ing tbo uujueat bis mother died with ujl the symptoms of poisoning. It is bo. lievcd that Delamoe poisoned bis ui"Umr before taking his own life, fie had got into serious financial straits, and shOVud symptoms ol im-ntal derangement. • llacinif at New Orleans. Nkw Oklisank, Feb. 9.—To-day’s rao . ing events nore were as follows; First Hack—Six furlongs. Vitello won, wiih l.lgxn second and Nat Kramer third. Time 1:11). sxno.xo Rack—Seven and one-half fur longs. Sister Marie won, wbb l.lltle Joe se ■- ond and Twilight third. Tme 1:40. Tnmo ItACr— One mile. Itovoke won, with f.isan scoond and Uarhnra third. Time 1.4. _____________ I’hc Cluse's drew Rescued. CriARt.KSTOff, 8. C„ Feb. fl—The entire crew and pilot of the wrecked schooner F>od W. Chase were rescued by the crew of tbs Hit-saving station on Morris Island. Tub vessel will be a total loss. I PRICK SIO A tear.; } 5 CLIN la A COPT, j RUSSIA IX AN UGLY MOOD. AUBTICI \ N PKHTKNBIONR IN THii HAST TO BE FOUGHT. A !\loeow I’aper Warns Trines niurck to K*fn Ills II nnd* Off-One of tli Austrian Ministers Proclaims Aifain the PencmiblM Intentions ct that Couutrjr—German Reserves Call* ml Out. Berlin, Feb. s.— Sixty-eight thousand two hundred men belonging to tb - infan try and 4 ,800 men belonging to the jug -r. or rifle regiments or the German reserves, t igether with such a number of nun. oom missioned officers as the War Depart ment shall decide upon, have been sure, monod to twelve days’ service for the purpose of being drilled In the use of t o repeating rifle, with which the whole army is being equipped. The oldest sec tlou of the reserves, which passes Imo the Landwehr on April 1, is exempted from the summons. CATHOLICS AND TIIK BEPTENNATE The Catholic reaotion toward the sep tciinale is setting in so strongly tbat lie rj W indthorst must either declare m favoy, of the bill or seo (he Centro split and a. powerful section supporting the govern mem. The Catholic press considers that tlie Vatican has at last obtained an or ganlo revision of the May laws—not lull restitution of the rights of tbe chuicb, but sufficing to establish permanent con cord between the Vatican and tho gov ernment,‘and lliat further feud 1* there fore onpolitio. This change of position enables the supporters of the septanna a to form an approach to a rehab e iorecaah of the result of tho elections. In order to displace tho majority against the bill it was necessary lo gain about 40 votes. • Under the secession ot the Progressist* ami tlie Catholic adhesions to tbe seplen nateollicial circlt s estimate that they fiat a already secured thirty Centro votes and fifteen Progressist votes The govern ment is desirous ot an overwhelming vic tory aud it is expected it will have re course t,<> asiirring manifesto by Emperor W illium, winch will tie issued on the ev j ol the elections. AUSTRIA’S PEACE PROFESSIONS. Vienna, Feb. 6.—Herr Zimielnowski, Munster without a portfolio, speaking In the lowi r house of the Reicbsrath to day for Count Kulnokv, tbe Imperial Minister oi Foreign Affairs, who was at)-' sent on official business, deolured abso lutely that tne good relations ol Austria with the other powers remained un changed anil that the government con tinued to cherish the hope that peace, which all tlie powers, especially Austria, desired would be maintained, notwith standing the apparent insecurity and se rious character of the general European munition. The precautionary mlliiary measures undertaken by the government and the special assembling of tho d> lega tions In connection therewith should not be considered as pointing to war. A LECTURE TO BISMARCK. Moscow,Feti.s.—.'i he Viedomostisays; “No compromise is possible between Rus sia and Austria concerning Eastern af fairs without detriment to Russia and the Eastern races. German Intervention !■ useless, ami will only create hostility be tween Russia and Germany. Prince Bis marck will render Germany the best ser vice and do more to secure tbe peaoe of Europe If he abandons liis game of alli ances and|cont!iicH blinself to tbe existing good relations Germany has with Russia. There is nothing lo binder him, from maintaining tho same friendly re lations with other powers, includ ing Austria, but be should not encourage Austria to adopt an ag gressive policy In the East, where sooner or later she must como into collision with Russia. Prince Bismarck has achieved during his life great deeds. It is now time for him to take a rest. He should be satisfied to conclude his career by con solidating what he has achieved. This he can bestdo by relinquishing all further designs and renouncing all pretensions for a world-wide dictatorship. Such pre tensions caused tlie first Napoleon’s downfall.” anew alliance. Paris. Feb. 6, —A dispatch trom Vienna to the Temps says: “Prlnc* Bismarck has succeeded in establishing a coalition between Austria, England and Italy against Itu-sia. Germany will join the coalition If France supports Russia. GEORGIA'S CAPITAL. A Murderer Nearly Escapee—The llccr Sellers Kinert #5(10 Each. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. s.— Luther Ellison, In jail for tbe murder ol Bart. Wall last summer, made an i Dirt to escape trora jail here this morning. He had sawed a largo hole in the floor of his cell and wm p t paring to squeeze out when one of the prisoners detected him and mlormed the jailer, who removed him to another cell. William Lewis, a fireman, sued tho Richmond and Danville railroad to-day for $2,606. A switch engine blow up last November injuring Lewis permanently. The police Brand a negro baby, four weeks old, in Mike Murphy's back yard, lit the corner of Pulliam and Rawson streets late Inst night. It was given to Clarke Ford (colored) to rear. There i no clue to tbe identity of ibe child’s parents. THE BEER SELLERS. Recorder Anderson fined the Atlanta brewery and Kennv A Werner, wine room proprietors, SSOO each to-ilav lor violation ol the prohibition law. It was proven that the brewery lias been furnishing K' nny fc Werner with bottled beer. The scheme was toliuul the beer in barrels to tlie Emery Ice house, let it remain there until late in tbe evening, ami then haul It to the wine room ou Alaliama street. The detectives traced two barrels from the brewery, via the ice bouse, to tus wine room. t-L'HIDK IN A CELL. Wife Murdcrfr liißiiain Cuts His Windpipe Willi a.Spike. Pittsburg, Pa., Fob. 3.—John Ingham who shot ins wile the other day at Boston, Pa., because she had sued him lor support and who was sent to jail, committed suicide tff-night In bis cell. He somehow got bold of u spike, abu, four inches long, having a l agged end. Us plunged tills instiuineut into bis throat, and tore his wiDd ptp* asunder. The nolsq he made attracted the notice of the jail narduns Going lo Ingham’s cell do >r they saw him sitting on the side of bis bed gouging al bis throat. Entering hastily they seized him, but he showed tight and wounded Deputy Warden Gang on the hand with the spike. He wa finally overpowered and a physician sent (or, but bs bad ae ro nplished ui* purpose and was dead heiore the doieior g<” to hliu. The only reliable cure lorcatarrh Is Dr Sage’s Catarrh UomeUv.