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Further Particulars of the Wreck of the
Steamship Cimbria.
Pitiable Scenes Among the Hundreds of
Doomed Passengers.
Hie Captain of the Sultan Tells His
Story, and is Lodged in Jail.
1 Coroner's Inquest Held Oror 'the
Charred Bodies of the Dead.
Further Details of the Frightful Leap
Down the Precipice.
About Thirty-Five Chinamen Blown to
the Celestial World.
Boilers Burst, Oil Tank Explosion,
Fires, Etc.
The dmbria.
New Yobk, Jan. 22.The agents of the
steamer Cimbria received the following
dispatch this morning from the Hamburg
agent: '"Oar steamer Hauser returned
from a cruise. She saw the wreck of the
Cimbria five miles northeast of Borknm
light ship, head to northwest, topsail yards
above water; saw no trace of survivors or
bodies, although the weather was clear
Inquired at Borkum light ship, where
nothing was known about any books or
persons saved. Agnes, Emma and Otto
Itobeson, Carl Sarcander and daughter,
and Miss Henning were on board, but not
London,^ Jan. 22. — The captain of the
steamer Sultan, which has arrived in Hum
ber from Hamburg, makes the following
statement :
At the request of the captain of the
steamer Sultan, the Sultan had made an
unusually raid passage and sighted Bor
kum light between land 2 o'clock Sat
urday morning. The weather was hazy,
and soon after became very
foggy. The engines were eased
to a dead slow and the steam whistle kept
sounding every few seconds. The captain
and chief officer were on the bridge, and
twelve of the hands were looking out for
ward. Suddenly the green and masthead
lights of a steamer were seen two points
on the starboard bow, and the captain of
the Sultan thought theapproaching steamer
would keep her course, and go clear. It
was noticed, however, that
and came around rapidly. It was then too
late to do anything but stop and reverse,
■which was done. By the time the engines
revolved once, the captain noticed
another steamer's port light
coming rapidly towards the Sultan. ' The
next instant, with the great headway she
had on, she caught the Sultan's bowsprit
in her port fore rigging, taking her right
around. There was great consternation
on board the Sultan, as it was feared a
so much larger vessel would sink her. The
Sultan's crew hailed
but no reply was received. The vessels
parted in the fog and a few seconds later
the mate of tho Sultan saw the Cimbria
coming up tho other <* side.
He called to the German master to go full
speed astern. This was done and tho
Cimbria again crossed the Sultan's bows
and then disappeared. An examination of
the Sultan's damage showed the upper part
of the hawse pipe and everything forward
had been driven through the collision
bulkhead into the forecastle, where the
crew had a narrow escape. The Sultan
remained on the scene five hours and the
captain heard no sound during the whole
time and was severely blaming the German
captain of the Cimbria for leaving without
having ascertained the damage to the Sul
tan. He had no idea that the
until he arrived at Hamburg. Before the
collision he heard no sound from the Cim
bria's whistle. "When he first saw her the
Cimbria was going full speed. He sup
poses the Sultan's beams ripped open the
Cinibria's plates.
London, Jan. 22.—The Cimbria has sunk
in 90 feet water. Three boats were launched
before she sank. One of the boats which
the crew succeeded in launching before the
foundering of the steamer capsized im
mediately- It is feared all perished.
Hambubg, Jan. 22.The Diamant, one
of the steamers sent in search of the
missing passengers and crew of the Cim
bria. arrived this afternoon with sixteen
passengers and fireman of [the ill-fated
vessel. The rescued passengers state that
after they left the Cimbria sinking, theii
boat capsized, and they sought refuge in
some rigging on the Cimbria, still
above water. They remained in this
TO;ition ten hours, freezing from
the cold, and expecting every minute to b(
their last until they were rescued by a boa
from the Diamant. Many of those in the
boat when it left the Cimbria were drownet
upon its capsizing, and many after reach
ing the rigging were obliged to releas<
their hold and were drowned. The survi
vor-/describe the scenes as horrible am
"heartrending. All of them praise in th<
highest terms the condnct of the cap
tain and crew of the Cimbria, who nevei
moved from their posts, and did every
thing in the power of man to save life tun
til they themselves were engulfed
in the waves. The rescued passengers
affirm that while they were in the riegim
the lights cf the Sultan were clearly visible
and their cries for help must have been
heard on board the Sultan, which, instead
of coming to the rescue, steamed efway.
Most of the surviyors present a miserable
appearanoe, having lost everything. Since
landing here everything possible has been
done for them. Some have been sent back
to their home*, and the remainder will
continue their voyage on Wednesday.
Hambtjbg, Jan. 22. —The steamer Cim
bria stands upright, her top-yards jn
ible at high tide.
The survivors describe the moment of
sinking as a terrible one. The air was
tilled with the cries of the drowning hun
. .v:-.o remained floating a short time
benumbed 'by the icy water. In a few
minute.- all was over.
Fkaxkfokt. Jan. I'-'. -The Fron Furter
Journal says the oiiicers of the steamer
i Sultan have been placed in jail.
London, Jan. 23. —A dispatch from Hum
burg to the steamer Sultan has been
seized by the police. Her captain assert
that ho waited at the scene of the di- isier
twelve hours after the collision.
Of the women on board the Cimbria
only three were saved. One was a young
Polish girl who was on her way to join her
parents in America, with her aunt, who was
drowned before her eyes. Another girl
saved herself by holding to the edge of the
boa*. She could only be dragged into it
after an hour and a halt's immersion.
Up to the last moment the survivors
endeavored to rescue all they could, but as £
silence came on they found no more alive, *
but only met occasionally with the bodies I
of the drowned. Of eight boats of the I
Cimbria only four could be lowered. In ]
answer to telegraphic inquiries at Borkum \
and Nordeny, the reply received is that no
further rescues are known at those places.
There has been some feeling expressed
against the officers of the steamer Sultan.
A reporter who went on board complains
he could not extort any explanation from
the officers or crew. The whole observed
a rigid Bilence in reference to the ques
tions he put. Christian Bohm and Joseph
Gaots, Americans, are missing. A
rising young German writer, Leo
Habermann. of Vienna, well known
for his excellent descriptions of Russian
life, and the sisters of Komener, profes
sional singers and well-known as the
"Suabian nightingales," who had recently
been performing in Berlin, perished.
A subscription is opened for the'bene
fit of the sufferers. A majority of
the passengers, however, were poor Prus
sian. Hungarian and Russian peasants.
There were also on board fourteen French
sailors who had only taken passage at
Havre. One of the survivors insists the
captain of the Sultan made o3 in the fog
immediately after the collision, not waiting
over a quarter ol an hour near the scene.
The Southern Pacific Horror
San Fk.vncisco, Jan. 22. —Tehachipai
dispatch : The coroner's jury found a
verdict on the train disaster case, that the
victims came to their death by the neglect
of Conductor Heed and Brakeman Fatten.
The verdict has not yet been approved by
the coroner. Two bodies were identified
as those of Thos. Keegan and Ferdinand
Gramfort, discharged soldiers of the Sixth
John F. Cassell, one of the sleeping car
passengers, arrived in this city yesterday.
He reports: "I think it must have been a
few moments after the train started that I
woke [up. I realized we were in danger,
but how I could not tell. We were rushing
along the |mountain side at frightful ve
locity and in|a few seconds a crash came.
Over we went and a thousand splinters
and pieces of debris completely blinded
us. As quickly as possible
I was on my feet working to make an exit
through the masses under which we were
buried to save myself and the other oc
cupants of the train, when I found myself
hemmed in by masses of wreckage. My
wife, I think, was killed by the first shock,
as her hands were cold when I touched
them, and my calls remained unanswered.
I cleared a passageway along the log
chains for some seventeen feet till; I
reached a place near where Miss
Squires was imprisoned. I heard her
scream for succor; she told me she was un
injnred, but merely unable to get out of
the window. The flames began breaking
through where I was working, and I was
driven back to where I knew no hope for
ipe existed, and retreated merely to
avoid a fiery death. I went back to my
wife for the fourth time, and now could
only grasp her hair. Again and again
I called to her for one sign of
life, but all to no purpose.
Gasse? and flames now drove me from her
side, and as a last resort I buried myself
in the debris when hope had left me. The
men working from the outside suddenly
accidentally came upon me and drew half
of my body out, but there I became lodged,
our combined efforts proving unavailing
to free me from the debris. Finally I suc
ceeded in dropping through the hole made
for me by my rescuers. I was the only one
who made the light of day from under that
heap of ruins."
Baxebsfield, Jan. 22.—The coroner who
went up to the scene of the railroad dis
aster Thursday forenoon returned to-day.
He arrived on the ground at 2 p. m. A
large crowd was there, and they had al
ready pretty thoroughly investigated the
ash heaps which represented the train.
The human remains were disposed
in seventeen heaps, each one
of which was supposed to represent human
beings. Some of them probably did, but
most of them were bits of calcined bones
that have represented several. He
thinks the destruction of human
life greater than supposed
The leader of the two sleepers in the
downward flight from which no one es
caped is believed to have been pretty well
filled, and it would have accommodated
fifty-four persons. In it were placed way
passengers, and many such always get on.
Some coin and jewelry were turned over to
ms keeping.
San FBA^•clsco, Jan. 22. —Porter Ashe, on
the train wreckedlat Tepachapi. telegraphs
as follows: My wife, maid and myself were
occupying the drawing room of the sleeper.
iVe were awakened by the swaying of the
cars going about seventy miles an hour.
Had just braced ourselves when the crash
came. The maid was buried in the debris,
ad I falling on top of her. The car
immediaeely took tire. xVas forced to
take timber and burning" bonfus off the
maid piece by piece. The car became en
velopei in smoke by the'breaking of the
wiudows at the top oithe car. I succeeded
in rescuing my wife and maid, pushing
them through the window. We were
climbing off the car, nearly suffocated
by smoke, when I heard the maid
calling for help and besee:h'nj? ts not ta
leave her. I reached down through the
broken window and succeeded in getting
hold of Gov. Downey's hand and pulled
him out nearly 1 strangled. While helping
tho maid to the ground wife stepp«d on £
window and fell through into the car again.
The car by this time was burning rapidly
It is impossible to tell how I got her out.
I jnmped with her to the ground and un
doubtedly ran down the hill
to avoid the flames. Bo
fore leaving the car I pushed through
the window a seal skin cloak dolman, lined
with fur, two blankets and one mattress;
we had no other clothing except night
shirts. The wind was blowing strong and
was intensely cold. I was surrounded by
the dead and dying. Gov. Downey, Mrs.
Cassell, my wife, maid, Mr. Howard
Tilton • (who rendered us great assis
tance and acted splendidly). A child of
Mr. Waterhouse and myself occupied the
mattress and were only protected by a
blanket till a. sheauoa came from Tepacha-;
pi. The railroad company did everything*
in their power to relieve the distressed,an&ji
from the superintendent down to the |
brakeman, acted with the utmost delicacy I
and courtesy. "We were provided at Teha
chapi with warm clothes and comfortably
The Giant Powder Explosion.
San Fbancisco, Jan. —The total loss
by reason .of the explosion will reach
$100,000. The Giant Powder works sus
tain damage of §60,000; the acid works of
Judson & Co., §40,000. It is impossible to
ascertain exact the loss of life, but it is
estimated between thirty and forty. The
first explosion occurred about 4o'clock in the
packing house, in which about 200 pounds
of powder was stored. It is not known
whether any one was killed by the jfirst ex
plosion or not. As soon as the packing
house exploded a number of Chinamen em
ployed in the other departments lied for
their lives, and had reached an open space
when the mixing house exploded, killing
most of them in their tracks. It is thought
Ferlinan Kompf, superintendent, was
killed by this explosion. In about a min
ute one of the smaller hou*ses exploded,
followed by a fourth explosion which
doubtless killed the surviving employes.
A workman named August Forgof sky was
very seriously injured. All the other
white men have been accounted for, and
the dead are all Chinamen. There are
thirty or forty missing. On the point occu
pied by the employes at the powder and acid
works most of the windows are shattered,
doors and sides in many instances dashed
in by the force of the concussion. After
each explosion the woodwork of the build
ings caught fire and burned steadily for
several hours. Efforts to prevent the
flames reaching the main magazine con
taining an immense quantity of powder
were happily successful. The consequences
would have been most fearful had the
large magazine exploded, as one of the su
perintendents stated there is enough pow
der stored there to have destroyed every
living thing on the peninsula. The cause
of the first explosion remains a mystery.
This evening eighteen bodies have been
counted lying in the debris, and the coron
er's investigation to-morrow will probably
disclose more than double the number. A
force of men is engaged to-night in ex
tinguishing the fire and recovering the
Oakland, Cal., . Jan. —The scene at
the giant powder works this morning is
one of devastation and death. Jin the semi
circular excavation where the packing
houses were located the ground is covered
with debris and timber. Huge rocks were
thrown by the violence of a series of ex
plosions upon all sides. Lying on the
ground are mangled bodies of twenty-one
Chinamen. One Chinaman died last night
in the temporary hospital. So far as known
at noon, one white man and twenty-two
Chinamen were killed. The white man killed
is Ferdinand Keompf, assistant superin
tendent. He could have saved himself,
but remained to try to save the works.
When the first explosion occurred he ran
to the nitro-glycerine house to turn on the
water to extinguish the fire. He was killed
by the explosion of the nitro-glycerine. It
is thought eight or ten bodies are in the
ruins. Oscar Ferjowsky, the only white
man wounded, will probably recov
er. Thirteen . wounded Chinamen
are lying in the quarters "of
the Chinese. The greater number of these
will recover. The cause of the explosion
still remains a mystery. Whether the pow
der in every one of the packing houses ex
ploded cannot be told. Tney are all caved
in and filled with debris. The magazines
are uninjured, and the danger of further
explosions is deemed at an end.
Other Casualties.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
iIiLWAUKEEjJan. —A miserable scoun
drel has been collecting subscriptions for
the Xewhall sufferers and embezzling the
donations of the generous. The particu
lars of the heartless swindle were brought
to light through a report made to the po
lice by Wm. Flankinton, treasurer of the
relief fund. Saturday afternoon a dapper
fellow, apparently a Hebrew, visited all
of the leading business houses in the city
and solicited subscriptions for the fund to
relieve the hotel sufferers. The better to
effect his object, he had a long paper pur
porting to be headed by. Wm. Plan kinton
with a subscription for §100. The bait
took well and money subscriptions vary
ing in amount from £50 'to §10 fairiy
poured into his pockets until dark, when
he packed up his valise and departed
with his plunder, after first mailing to
Wm. Plankinton three or four checks
which he could not convert, as they were
made payable to Plankinton's order. He
is supposed to have obtained anywhere
from siOO to 3<ioo in cash by his clever
but cruel swindle. The fellow is described
as about five feet five or six inches high,
with dark beard, dark brown hair, and to
those who asked, he introduced himself a3
G. Lewis.
on the Newhall house victims was to lir.ve
been commenced at 10 o'clock this inor
niug, but the rush of other work made o
postponement necessary, and the districi
attorney then fixed 2 o'clock this afternoon
as the time. But again the coroner coulc
not find the time, and the official proceed
ings wiil not be started until to-mor
row forenoon at 10 o'clock. Judgt
Mallory has under consideratior
the drawing of a grand jury to try tht
question of an indictment. The proceed
ings will be conducted in the municipa
court jury room, and the district attorney
announces that reporters will be admitted
It is stated that all who are acquainted witl
a single fact will be called before the jurj
and the matter will be rushed along. Ai
effort will be made to accomplish the task
in four days. The jury comprises three
practical builders. The names of the jury
are Robert Davids, J. C. Carrigan, John
O'Conneil, T. J. Franey, J. 13. Thompson
and Daniel Waite. The remains of the
victims will be tnrncd over to the coroner
an Wednesday.
Milwaukee, Jan. 22.—-The action of
Sen. Sharpe, governor of the \ Soldiers
home, for not complying with the request
[or aid at the Newhall house disaster in
refusing to send the steamer, is to be
mada a matter of official investigation.
Congressman Deuster will take necessary
steps and be assisted by Senator Logan.
Mrs. Sylvester Bbeker, wife of tne mana
ger of the Tom Thumb company, died
10-day from injuries received at the New
hall house disaster. She had tried
to escnpS;from a rope mads from bed
clothing, but cst her hold, dislocating her
left shoulder, breaking her left arm, dislo
cating her left hip, fracturing her right
log and sustaining numerous cuts all over
the body. She was fifty-six years old and
was married in 1842. Her remains will be
taken to Brooklyn to-morrow.
John Gilbert, the actor, improves slow
ly, is able to sit up in bed, but his mind
is not yet recovered, and he asks contin
ually how he came to be bruised. Is under
the impression that his wife is in
Louisville visiting her sister.
The coroner's investigation is again
postponed, this time till to-morrow. It
will then be pushed through without inter
{SpecialTeleeram to the Globe.]
Baltimobe, Md., Jan. 22. —A young man
named Michael Barron, a tailor, shot and
seriously wounded himself to-night at the
residence of Mrs. Mary Darman, on North
Castle street. It is not known whether the
shooting was accidental or not. Barron
came to this city from Cleveland, 0.,
about six weeks ago, and since then haa
been paying attention to Mis 3 Sophia
Darman, a pretty young girl about eighteen
years of age, residing with her mother as
above.. He called this evening and was
about leaving the house, when he said
"Sophia, you are too sweet to live and
lam gomg to shoot you." He thereupon
drew a revolver and snapped it at her, but
it failed to explode. Miss Darman np,i
terribly alarmed and started to leave the
room when Barron placed the pistol to his
own brains and fired. The young girl
called for help and several neighbors cam*
upon the scena, when it was discovered
that the wound was a serious one. The
young lady's friends say the shooting was
an accident, and that the injured man di(
not know the pistol was loaded, having
snapped it at a number of persons during
the day. Barron has been unconscious
since he shot himself.
WheelinO, W. Va., Jan. 22.—The boiler
in R. W. Hodgnes' Eagle flouring mill at
Portland, Oregon, eight miles above this
city on the Ohio river, exploded this morn
ing, killing Herman Lewis, aged fifteen,
and wounding Ellsworth Lewis seriously.
The head of one of the boilers, weighing
3.000 pounds, was thrown 200 yards and the
boiler i tself, weighing ton tons, was
pitched through two heavy stone walls,
wrecking a iime house beyond. Jasper
Beebe, who w*s in one of the boilers, was
thrown with it into the race and crawled
out of the man hole almost unhurt. Hen
ry Spence was thrown through and fell
into the race a hundred yards away. The
loss on the building is roughly estimated
at $15,000. The body of the missing man,
Garret, was found under a pile ©f straw
fifty feet away.
New Yobk, Jan. 22.—Patrick Farley and
Thomas Purcell were killed by an explo
sion at Some & Fleinming's oil works,
Newtown creek. Farley was literally cut
in twain by i.he cap of one great still, and
the two parts fell into a tank of boiling
oil. The body of Purcell was not recov
ered. Damage, $5,000.
Halifax, N. S., Jan. 22.—A Gloucester
fishing schooner, the James A. Garfield
lost six men in a s.now storm which came
up while the men were hauling trawls
Their names are: William Morrison, John
McKinnow, Eder Brophy. John Whitman.
Reed Bunn and Charles Ray.
Elkton, Ind., Jrfn. 22.—This morning
the boiler at the Ledger paper mills ex
ploded with terrific force, wrecking half
the immense building. Patrick McCor
rnick was killed, John Garrett missing
eight others injured, one of whom will
probably die.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 22.—Mary Lewis
a poor woman living alone in a room with
out a fire, was found dead this forenoon
She had been ill for some time. The coro
ner's verdict was death from cald and ex
San Fbancisco, JaD. 22.—The fire at Su
sanville proves less disastrons than at firsl
supposed. It started in a saloon, ac(
j burned several wooden baildings occupie<
I for business purposes. The losses wil
nrnhahlv not acro-rao-ate over $20,000.
Niagaba Falls, N. V., Jan. 22.—Tho?.
Hilson, of Philadelphia, :! expressed a
trunk and valuables to Edwin Salwage, of
New York, this morning, and then 1 jumped
from the bridge and was carried over the
: Cincinnati, Jan. —The residence of
J. R. Smith, of the firm of Smith & Nixon,
on Glenway Avenue, Clifton, burned early
this morning. The inmates escaped.
Loss $10,000 ; insured §6,000.
Lisbon, Jan. —The ship Forwarts
sunk off this place. Eight persons were
St. Louis, Jan. 22.—Patsey £arle, a lad
nineteen years of age. who shot and killed
Win. E. Landerman, son of an eminent cit
izen near the La Clede hotel about a year
and a half ago, and who has been in jail
ever since, late this afternoon threw him
self from the third teir of cells in]the jail
to the stone pavement below and died al
most instantly, his skull being horribly
c rushed.
Jesse Harding, a traveling salesman for
W. S. Merrill & Co., druggists, of Cincin
nati, died at the Linlell hotel this evening
from the effects of laudanum, supposed to
have been taken with suicidal intent. He
leaves a wife and two children at Fit
' Coal Cexteb, Pa., Jan. 22. —A fire broke
out early this morning in Boyle's distillery,
located at Pike's Run, near Belle Vernon,
Pa., and before the flames could La mas
tered the distillery, warehouse and store
room, together with (JG,OOO gallons of
whisky, were destroyed. Loss, $7o,0Q0;
building insured, $11,000.
Indianapolis, Lid., Jan. 22.—Fred
Shakle, a dairyman,was driving a team to
day, which ran away. In an effort to stop
them he was thrown out and instantly
San Feancisco, Jan. 22. —There are
rumors on the street that the steamer Ore
gon, which left here Saturday for Palland,
has foundered. The report can be traced
to no authentic source and is discredited
at the Merchants exchange. The steamer
should arrive at Portland this evening.
Hope, Ark., Jan. 22.—A fire last nighti
at Washington, Hempstead county, de
stroyed property valued at §50,000. The
fire is thought to have been the work of an
The Crime Record.
San Feancisco, Jan. 22.—About 1
o'clock this morning, from eight to twelve
mounted and masked men rode op to Mon
tello station, on the Central Pacific rail
road, 166 miles west of Ogden, seized two
white and half a dozen Chinese section
men, robbed them of what valuables they
had on their persons, and locked them up
in the tank house. They then awaited the
arrival of the east bound express train,
which came on soon after 2 o'clock. One
of the highwaymen jumped on the
engine, overawed the engineer, and
fireman and side-tracked the engine. The
remainder of the gang first seized the
train men, robbed them of what valuables
they possessed and confined them also in
the tank house, and then attacked the ex
press car. Here they were met by a rapid
fusilade from D. T. Ross, express messen
ger. Fire was returned briskly and some
thirty shots were exchanged, when the rob
bers, finding the resistance more spirited
than they expected, and probably fearing
a demonstration on the part of the mes
sengers, decamped. Ko one is known to
have been killed or wounded. The passen
gers were not molested.
San Feancisco, Jan. 22. —A dispatch to
Wells, Fargo & Co., of Carson, says: The
store at Gold Mountain was robbed Thurs
day or Friday by mounted and masked
men. Th 3 proprietor and two Creek^were
killed. The road agents then went to the
store at Silver Peak and robbed it, killing
the proprietor and one clerk. Two of the
robbers were also killed. Gold Mountain
and Silver Peak are in southwestern Ne
vada, distant from telegraphic communi
New Obleans. Jan. 22.—Gns. Meyer3,
mate of the steamer E. S. Richardson, was
probably fatally assaulted by a colored
deck hand. .
Weeksville, M. T., Jan. 22.—0n Satur
day night the vigilants proceeded to
Thompson river and cleared the place of
roughs. They then went forward to Sand
Point, where they found two others, nick
named "Dick the Barber" and "Ohio Dan."
They brought the pair to within two miles
of here and hnng them on separate trees.
Columbus, 0., Jan. 22. —Sam C. Bell, pon
of Hon. Wm. Bell, ex-secjetary of state
and now member of the general assembly,
came here to kill his wife, who has applied
for a divorce, and then kill himself. He
gained admission to her bouse and fired
two shots, but neither took effect. He was
arrested. He had been drinking.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 22.—Saturday
night Mcßae & Co.'s store at Mt. Holly,
Union county, was blown open and robbed
of considerable money and $4,000 in gov
ernment bonds. The robbers stole two
horses, rode to Camden and took the train
for Guerdon, eluding pursuit.
polk's bond.
Nashville, Term.. Jan. 22.—Judge
Quarles, of the criminal court, has fixed
' <-Treasurer Polk's appearance-bond at
-v 100,000.
Boston, Jan. 22.—The grand jury to-day
indicted George R. Agra, Edwin 31. Fowle
and Abner J. Benson, ex-president*of the
Pacific National bank, upon evidence ob
tained from a written agreement which
came into the possession of the receiver,
for wilful misappropriation of bank
funds. *
ti3lvrcenary Littleness" Should Call en
Windom at Once.
I Pioneer Bross—Windom organ—Jan. 18.]
The results of Senatorial elections are
largely determined by the success of the
artists on either side in playing upon the
weaknesses, the foibles, the prejudices, the
credulous imbecilities, or the mercenary
I littleness of this class of SMALL POTATO
The Coining Meeting of the Dalrymecs
[Special Telegram to the Globe.}
Mankato, Minn., Jan. 22. —The seven
teenth annual meeting of the Northwestern
Dairymens' association which is to be held
at Mankato, Minnesota, Feb. 14-16, prom
ises to be one of the largest and best con
ventions of the kind held im the West this
season. SecretaryMeGivey has arranged the
following premiums for butter: The Ameri
can Dairy Salt company offer 525 for but
ter salted ■with Onondaga factory filtered
salt: $15 for the best package, and flO for
the second best. Thos. Higgins & Co. of
fer a solid silver cup for the first
package of butter salted with
Higgins' Eureka salt. This cup
is valued at §50, and is a very desirable
prize. Some of the best known dairymen
in the West will take part in the conven
tion, among them Hon. Hiram Smith
Geo. Lawrence, J. A. Smith, R. D. Torrey
and S. Favelle, of Wisconsin; Robert Mc-
Adam, J. H. Broomell, H. B. Guerler, C. F.
Dexter and others, of Illinois: Col. Littler,
C. A. Husten, L. C. Coffin and others, of
Iowa; C. E. Marvin, W. B. Straight, Dr.
Grange, Gen. Baker and others, of Minne
sota. Dairying and stock growing in Min
nesota will be the leading topics discussed,
and the farmers of Minnesota are cordially
invited to enjoy the day's feast. The rail
roads entering Mankato will return dele
gates at one-fifth fare. Arrangements are
being made to entertain 1,000 delegates.
SECJSETAJIT new ox THE next JtE-
He is not Satisfied with the Plan of Repre
sentation—A Portion of the Civil Rights)
Act Declared Unconstitutional— I'ro
tests of Cigar Makers Against Lessening
the Dnty on Foreign Tobacco.
[Special Telegram to the Globe] ,
Washington, Jan. 22.Assistant Secre- I
tary New, of the treasury department, a I
member of the national Republican com
mittee, said to-day that the question of
district representation had been finally
settled, as far as the convention of 1884
was* concerned, yet the plan decided upon
was generally unsatisfactory. He said
that at the next meeting of the committee
in December, the subject would be again
brought up, and a plan for a more equita
ble representation in subsequent conven
tions would be proposed. He
favors a plan by which a
Republican convention shall represent Re
publicanism and not give as much power
to states overwhelmingly Democratic as
the present arrangement does. Wheu
asked what he thought of the proposition
t) take thetßepublican vote in 1880 as a
basis for determining the number of dele
gates each state shall have, Secretary New
said : > "It would bring innumerable con
tests in the convention, and do more harm
than good, j especially where a district
would fall but a few votes short of enough
for fractional delegate. Had such a plan
been followed in choosing delegates
to the Chicago convention the result might
have been far different from what it was.
Blame might have been nominated. ■ I
think it was a fortunate thing that he was
not. There are some men in this country
I would not vote for under any circum
stances, and one of them is James G.
Blame." ',
The supreme court of the United States
rendered a decision this afternoon, declar
ing unconstitutional section 5,519 of the
revised statues and to that extent casting
a cloud upon the . so-called
civil rights . law. The opinion
which was prepared by Mr. Justice Wood,
holds that the section is an infringement
of the reserved rights or the . statutes.
The section provides that if two or more
persons in any state or territory conspire
for. the purpose of depriving any person or
class of the equal, protection of the laws,or
for the purpose of preventing the consti
tuted authorities from securing to all per
sons the exual protection of the laws, each
of ' such ' persons ' ' so offending
shall be punished by fine \ or
imprisonment, or both. This
section is by the supreme court declared to
be unconstitutional for the reason above
An enormous number of petitions from
workmen in tobacco factories, protesting
against any reduction of the import duty
on tobacco beyond that recommended by
the tariff commission are being received by
members of congress. Senator Cameron
to-day filed eighteen such petitions, signed
by thousands of workmen in Pennsyl
vania. They fear a reduction of
the duties will operate ';>to
throw a great many laborers in American
tobacco factories out of employment. A
reduction of the import duty as well as a
reduction of the revenue tax is one of the
demands of the manufacturers, and the
tobacco lobby nowhere are fearful the op
position of the laboring classes will be
come so pronounced that congress will not
be as liberal toward the manufacturers as
it otherwise would.
The Republican will to-morrow contain
an interview with General Grant on the
subject of the reciprocity treaty between
the United States and Mexico and the po
litical and commercial relations of the two
countries. The treaty proposes the free
entry into Mexico of articles under seven
ty-three different heads. He laid special
stress on articles of machinery, agricul
tural implements, railroad materials and
vehicles, the manufacture of which in this
country for use in Mexico would give em
ployment to thousands of people and open
up to enterprising Americans these mines
of untold wealth and plantations of vast
A decision was rendered by the supreme
court of the United States to-day in the
important constitutional case of the
United States against R. G. Harris, et al.,
brought here upon certificate of a differ
ence of opinion among the judges of the
United States circuit court for the Western
district of Tennessee. The particular
question presented here is the constitu
tionality of section 5,519, revised statutes.
The section is as follows: "If two or more
persons in any state ' or
territory conspire or go in disguise on the
highway or on the • premises of another,
for the purpose of depriving, either direct
ly or indirectly, any person ,or „ class of
persons of the equal protection of the
laws, or of equal privileges and immuni
ties under laws, or for the purpose
of prevailing ...0r,.. ( , hindering : the
constituted \ authorities . :of . . any
state '■ or 3 territory from. giving . or . se
curing to all persons within such slate or
territory the equal protection of the . laws,
each of such persons shall be punished by
a fine of not less than §500, nor more than
§5,000, or be imprisonment with or with
out hard labor, no* less than six months
nor more than six years. or by both such
fine and imprisonment.;'. The court holds,
in an elaborate opinion by Justice Woods,
that this section is not supported by au
thority of the federal constitution, and
that it is unconstitutional.
Mr. Holman's resolution in the house to
day calls upon the secretary of the interi
or to inform the house how much land ha?
been patented to railroad companies un
der the opinion ot the attorney general, in
conflict with the decisions of the supreme
court, concerning so-called indemnity
grants. Also to inform the house whether
it w is now.. acting under the decision of
the supreme court or the ( de
cisions of ghe attorney general.
I The agitation of the tariff question in
congress is bringing in many petitions of
manufacturers - and laborers protesting
against any reduction of duties and asking
an ir creased duty on specific articles. This
NO, 23
forenoon Senator Cameron, of Pennsyl
vania, presented to the senate eighteen
memorials signed exclusively by laborers,
skilled and common, in Pennsylvania iron
and steel works. Mr. Pendleton presented
the memorial of the Swift Iron ■works and
seventeen other corporations and firms of
Cincinnati, asking that a duty
of two and one-half cents par
pound be put upon tin plate.
In the case of the National Bank of the
Republic against tho defaulting teller,
Ben Bigeiov, judgment has been stricken
out and the case goes on the calendar.
The coinage of subsidiary silver coin
since 1853, and the amount outstanding
Dec. 31,1882, is a follows: From 1853 to
Nov. ISB2, coined $107,825,207; in the treas
ury, $26,544,544; outstanding 280,753;
since the passage of the coinage act of
1873—Coined, §47,808,727; in treasury,
§20,544,544; outstanding, §21,204,183; since
the passage of the resumption act of 1875
—Coined, 42,999,401; in the treasury $26.,
--544,544; outstanding, $16,454,857; since tfhe
! passage of joint resolution of —Coined*
$27,030,521; in treasury, 20,544,544; out
standing, §491,977.
A irindom View of the Votes He Hopes to
[Pioneer Press—Windon: Organ—Jan. 18.]
If Mr. Windom's friends have the firm
ness and tenacity of purpose to hold to
gether to the number of fifty, or even
forty-five votes, there is still a good fight
ing chance that they may win. * * *
There are prohably some ONE OH TWO
V Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Sole Shipper to the Northwest of
Philadelphia and Reading
Anthracite Coal,
And Dealer in all Grades
Support the only competition to the FUEL
RING by sending me your orders and getting
OFFICE REMOVED—32B Jackson street, un
der Dawson's bank.
Retail Yard— Fourth and Broadway.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
and Saturday Matinee, Jan. 25, 26 and 27.
The Distinguished Emotional and Tragic;
s Actress,
Miss Ada Gray
(to A. Watkis' stli Aye. Combination.
An entirely new version of the famous story, in
five acts, entitled
Prices Evening, 50c, 75c, and $1. Matinee, 50
and 75c.
Reserved seat sale commences Wednesday, 9
a. m. . 24-27
' 12 East Third Street. '
Tbe Transparent Hainan Head.
The .Monsters of the Deep,
The Zulu Warrioii.
A Matchless Collection of the Rarest Objects •in
. Creation. Unprecedented freaks of Nature.
* Over Six Hundred in Number.
And the la? you will see in a life time.
Admission 25 cents, Children 15 Cents. 23
ffUullD UrMa iluuot?.
Seventh Street, Near Jackeon, tit. Paul.
COL. J. H. WOOD K&nag«»
Wednesday' and Saturday Matinees, at 2 p. m.
Engagement of the German Comedian, Geo.
W. Thompson, supported by Miss Effio Johns
and Wood's Popular Stock company, in the
highly sensational drama entitled,
Yacup, or the Peddler's Story.
Jan. 29th ? engagement of the dashing Mnaa
t'onal actress, Miss Fanny Herring, in Little
Buckshot. '■; .••■. •''',:;■
| r Srp.NAV.C 0,- LEVEE.

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