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An Inundation Near Cleveland Invades
the Oil Works.
THE OIL ESCAPES AXD TAKES FIRE
Invades the Standard Company's
Works and Explodes the Tanks.
A SCENE OF great TERROR.
The Storm at the Interruption
of Railways anil Telegraphs.
THE DAY'S CASUALTY RECORD,
And a Fair Compendium of the Deeds
A BIVEE OF FIRE.
Cleveland, O., Fob. 4.—On Kingsbury
run at Will?on avenue crossing, is the oil
refinery of Thunner it Teagle. Oil leak
ing from one of ihe stills ran into the
run, and as that was unusually high, the
oil came up to the boiler house, where it
ignited and went oil with a great explo
sion early this morning. The still also
caught fire and the contents went into the
run. In 8 few minutes ihe surface of the
water was covered with flames from Willson
avenue to Broadway. The blazing oil made
its way in center of the stream, now HO
feet wide, directly toward the Standard Oil
works, and half a dozen engines were sta
tioned on the banks ready to save the
buildings endangered. a bout §G,000 worth
of oil burned at the works of Thurmer &
Teagle and the Republic works, which
caught from the running oil. The burning
stream passed the paraffine works of Mer
riam & Morgan, where a small flame was
caused, but it was extinguished before
harm was done. The oil and water to
gether had now risen to such a height
as to cover the alarm box
at the Standard works and rendered it
useless. The Standard people were or
dered by the fire officers to extinguish
every fire about their works. Notwith
standing this precaution about 12:30 three
heavy and sucessive explosions scattered
as many Standard tanks . into fragments
and spread oil in every direction. Tank
No. 7 caught fire a moment later, as well
as tank No. 2, both of which were of im.
mense size. Ten minutes later a gasoline
tank containing 3,000 barrels exploded
with a report heard for miles. Instantly
a number of wooden structures caught fire,
and a moment later the newly built pump
house costing £3,000 was ablaze. In less
than fifteen minutes two more tanks ex
ploded. A dozen small reports told of ex
ploded reservoirs or pipes. From that
time till nearly *.) the light went on, the
fix amen doing what they could to save
property in the y.\rds while the Standard
employes were fighting the fire away from
the river. At I) the largest tanks exploded
with terrific force. Instantly the flames
lighted up the sky in every quarter. The
engines were playing upon storage houses
at the east of the yard, while the workmen
were rollirg away barrels of oil to a place
of safety. Fully 100,000 barrels of oil
burned. The loss is estimated at $250,
000. There was a rain storm during the
progress of the fire.
Latee —The fire at the Standard Oil
works ,is nearly exhausted. The scene re
sembles chaos. Two years, it is thought,
are needed to restore the works to the
condition of two days ago. Col. Payne,
treasurer of the company, thinks
not more than 50,000 barrels of
oil burned, and says the loss
cannot be stated until the flood subsides
and a careful examination is made. The
fire is still burning in spots, and the flames
disclose wrecks on ten receiving tanks,
twenty to thirty stilts, and other smaller
works. $300,000 is probably a moderate
estimate of the comi*>any's loss.
FLOODS IN OHIO.
The machine sheps, flour mills, packing
houses, factories of all kinds and railroad
freight houses were more or less sub
merged. The water is receding to-night,
but the extent of tho damage cannot be
ascertained for several days. It is esti
mated that 23,000,000 feet of lumber, and
10,000.000 to 15,000,000 shingles were
washed away from the lumber yards.
The Valiey railroad is sev
eral feet under water for
miles, and its bridge near Weightock is
swept r.%v..y.- The New York, Pennsylvania
& Ohio old freight house is four feet under
water, which will reach within a few
inches of the floor of the new freight
house. The cars are submerged to the
floors. The company refuses freight for
the present. About fifty horses at the
stable at the lumber yards stood all night
in water up to their breasts, and
were rescued with difficulty to-day,
having to swim several hundred feet to
reach a place of safety. Two mills of the
Cleveland Paper company, containing
about forty tons of manufactured paper,
are in the water nearly to the
top of the first story. There
is less damage to shipping than feared.
The tug Florence tore loose and capsized
and sunk. Schooners and steamboats
were tcssed about but mostly
rode through with slight injury.
The lower central way bridge is broken,
the approaches are gone and the draw
turned so as to let vessels, pass. The dis
trict all about presented the appearance of
v. lake dotted with the chimneys of furnaces,
roofs of buildings and lumber piles se
curely anchored. The infirmary farm on
the river's edge is submerged.
The freshet is the most
destructive ever known and
the water higher than since the great
flood of 1870, ad some think higher even
than then. The damage car. scarcely be
less than -$1,000,000, and may be much
greater. The rain ceased to fall at 3 o'clock
ibis morning. . The weather turned cold
and began to freeze. One family living
on the lew laud was rescued by a boat. A
prisoner in the station near Brooklyn was
also taken out.
□ Toledo, O., Feb. 4.As a result of the
severe rain and sleet storm which prevailed
in this territory from Friday evening until
this morning, reports are coming in of
freshets at various points. Washouts on
railroads, and extensive damage to public
and private property have occurred at
Fremont, O. The Sandusky river is higher
than ever before known, the streets in
the southern portion of the town being un
der water. The Lake Shore railway bridge
at that point 'has been carried away,
taking part of a freight train
with it. The tanyards escaped.
The bridge at Huron, on the Sandusky di
vision of the same road, is also reported
gone. At Ottawa, 0., on the line of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad,
the streets are flooded, cellars and many
buildings inundated. The loss is heavy.
The railway tracks are under water in
many places, and trains are either entirely
blocked or running irregularly. The cold
weather which followed has tended to allay
apprehensions of an immediate break-up
here, although reports from up river
points are not wholly assuring.
Mabysville, 0., Feb. 4—Mill creek is
higher than ever before known. Houses
are flooded and live stock drowned.
Mansfield, Feb. 4.Two freight trains
went through a bridge near here. One
man was killed, another lost a leg. Three
other bridges between there and Alliance
on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago
railroad are washed away, and passengers
have been transferred over the New York,
Pennsylvania & Ohio railroad.
Columbus, O., Feb. 4.The Sciota river
is thirteen inches higher than ever known
before. A large portion of ihe city is
under water. All the bridges are in danger,
Trains have been taken off. There is enor
mous loss in the city. Sells Bros' show
headquarters are flooded and part of the
animals lost. All work is stopped, the
water having extinguished the fires.
Ubb.vna, »).. Feb. 4.— the streams are
flooded in Champaign county. There are
two washouts on the Pan-Handle railroad,
in one of which a freight train and several I
cars left the track. No trains passed here ;
to day and none are expected till late to- j
Ve-ixon, Feb.4.—Eokomo river is boom- j
ing. One house is surrounded by water j
and the family in the upper story cut off j
from assistance. A bridge on the Balti
more Si Ohio railroad was carried away
wliile freight train No. 16 was crossing.
The locomotive and forward part of the
train are sunk opt of sight. All train
hands escaped except the bcakeman,
named Hart, who was drowned.
Delaware, Feb. Olentanzy river is
raging, the freshet being . the worst ever
known. Suspension bridge was swept j
away, and two other bridges are expected
to go. Families living near the river were
rescued in boats. Acres of meadow land
are inundated, and houses and thousands
of trees are afloat. The chair factory is
partly submerged and machinery much
Madison, Feb. —The saw mill, its dam
and a crib containing about 2,000 bushels
of corn, and Claide bridge was carried two
miles, and the bridge at Rogh's corners is
Stbasbubo, Feb. —Two bridges on the
Cleveland valley and Wheeling railway are
gone, and the track badly washed away.
Trains suffered greatly.
Olmsted Falls, 0., Feb. 4 —The bridge
at West View, one over Plum creek, Laid
& Co.'s saw mill, and two bridges near
Cedar Point are swept away.
Indianapolis, Feb. 4. —Rain confined
liere up to midnight last night. Several
streets in the northeast portion of the city
were flooded, and considerable damage
done to manufacturing establishments.
Railway trains are all behind time, and
considerable damage is done to railroad
tracks and bridges. The Louisville train
came in to-night over the C. I. & St. L. &
Shelbtville, Feb. 4. —Late trains on
the Wabash road or Chicago division of
the Pittsburg, Chicago & St. Louis railway
were abandoned to-night between Indian
apolis and Kokomc. The W. A. & Michi
gan City lo3t two bridges north of Wabash.
Richmond, Ind. Feb. 4—The river is the
highest in fifteen years. The bridges on
the Grand Rapids and Indianapolis rail
road at Fountain City are swept away.
Washouts on the Pittsburg, Cincinnati &
St. Louis prevent the coming in of trains.
Shelbtville, Ind., Feb. 4. —The greatest
floods ever known are on us, farms are
flooded, fences, out-houses and lumber
washed away, and travel suspended. The
pike is under water. A portion of Shelby
ville is several feet under water. The
Great Miami is the highest ever known.
Levees are broken, and some people at
East .Troy are driven from their houses.
FLOOD AT BEADFOBD.
Bbadfcbd, Pa., Feb. 4.—Bradford was
visited Saturday night by a disastrous
flood which inundated about 500 houses
along Pearl, Globe, Boylston, Ann, Flor
ence, Pine, Main and other streets. The
lower part of the city was submerged in
some cases to the depth of ten feet. The
flood was caused by the rains of Friday
and Saturday, and the melting of the
scow on the mountains. Two bridges
were swept away, and several houses along
the bank of the creek badly damaged or
totally destroyed. Eighty-five families on
the flats between here and Tarport, living
in one story houses, had to fly for their
lives when the ice gorge broke, leaving
their effects, and many of the houses were
swept away. It is impossible to estimate
the total loss at this time. The waters are
now subsiding, and all fears of further
I total are at this time. The waters are
subsiding, and all fears o' further
ible3 are over.
the flood at akbon.
ebon, O., Feb. —The damage by the
flood aggregates $50,000, of which the
Ohio Canal company probably loses $20,
000, the Valley Railroad company $10,000,
the Akron Sewer Pipe company $5,000,
and private houses $10,000. Last night it
was feared the upper boom would give
way. emptying Summit lake on the lower
basin and flooding the entire valley
through the business center of the
city. The factories along the
canal all suffered. Water entered
the kiln at Alexander's fire brick works,
generating steam that exploded, causing
considerable loss. Locks 19 and 20, Ohio
canal, were washed away, and others badly
injured. This morning the ice and water
gorge at Whitmore Robinson's works broke
suddenly, and four families were with dif
ficulty saved. The stream struck two
mills of the Akron Sewer Pipe company,
injuring both considerably. All the fam
ilies in the Cuyahoga valley and northern
part of the city fled. Last night
rain fell in torrents. The Valley railroad
bed was washed in many places from Can
ton to Cleveland, and all trains were
abandoned. The New York, Pennsylvania
& Ohio railroad is all right. The bridge
on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago
railroad between Alliance and Canton was
washed away. Fort Wayne trains started
via Hudso" and Orrville over the Cleve
land, Akron & Columbus road. The
day express west passed Akron at 2 o'clock
this morning. The first section stopped
near Clinton on account of a washout and
was run into by the second section. No
one hurt and but litttle damage done. Pas
sengers were transferred to the Ft. Wayne
ST. PAUL, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 5, 18*3.
trains, which are now moved over the New
York, Pennsylvania & Ohio road.
ittsbubg, Feb. 4. —The mild weather
and heavy rains the past week caused the
Allegheny river and tributaries to overflow
their banks, washing away bridges, houses,
and doing damage . to property -between
Pittsburg and Oil City to the extent of
several hundred thousand dollars. The
river commenced to rise this morning, but
no danger was apprehended until after
noon, when suddenly all the retail coal
dealers' barges and about twenty rafts
of lumber were swept away in five minutes,
entailing a loss of about $100,000. Resi
dents of the lower portions of Allegheny
City and the south side are moving to
safer quarters. At points above the dam
age is estimated at $250,000. At Parkers,
Pa., the river is twenty-nine feet and ris
ing. On River avenue the water is from
six inches to six feet deep. Stores are all
flooded. Six occupied and a number
of unoccupied houses were swept
away. Families and merchants
are moving to the bluff. In Freeport, the
lower portion of the town is submerged
and residents are leaving. At Emlenton a
bridge with four men on it was washed
away. Three of the men are known to be
saved. At Foxburg the water overflowed
on River avenue trestling, and the span of
the new bridge was carried off. Kittenang
is partially inundated. Connoquessing i
creek at Butler is higher than for twenty
five years. The pier at Pittsburg bridge j
was washed away and several bridges j
above wrecked. The flood at Bradford is
the most disastrous ever known.
THE SITUATION AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Feb. 4.—The situation here is j
improved somewhat. The embargo on
railway travel, at least as far as the trunk
lines radiating from here are concerned,
aas been raised to-day. The belated and
snowed in trains have arrived. Generally
the incoming trains are two to six hours late.
The outgoing all left on time. hours late,
outgoing all left on time. There is
little improvement in ihe telegraphic
situation. The Western Union company
Lias no wires to Cleveland or Cincinnati.
3ne fitful connection with St. Louis and
ane to New York and Washington, the wire
on which the Associated Press report is
THE STOBM IN THE WEST.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 4.Extreme cold pre
vails. The temperature is 18 below zero
this morning. The Union Pacific overland
railway route is open and all trains run
ning on time, and there will be no further j
SAFE BLOWEBS ABBESTED.
■ [Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
East Saginaw, Mich., Feb. 4.Three
men were arrested here yesterday on sus
picion, each of whom when searched had a I
tall kit for safe blowing. They gave the
lames of Chas. Smith, John Wilson and |
\ndrew Jewells. Two were identified to
lay as Chas. Armstrong, a noted Detroit
;rook, and Jno. Ryan, a well known Chica
P.rs Tacksman. THIEF ABBESTED.
A MAIL THIEF ABBESTED.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Tbot, N. Y., Feb. 4.—There was general
istonishment to-day when it became known
hat Wm. E. Perkins, a mail carrier for the
ast eighteen years, had been arrested for i
>pening letters and stealing money there- |
from. Inspector Charruth, of New York,
sent from Nevada a decoy letter containing
from Nevada a decoy letter containing
ieveral marked dollar bills and two prom- j
issory notes for $500. The letter was ad
dressed to a mythical firm, and the street |
dumber so designated that it would go on
Perkins' route. Perkins was of course un- •
able to find the party to whom the letter !
was directed, and upon returning to the
postoffice, he made no report. The letter J
with contents taken from it was found in I
his possession. He confessed and pro
duced the money and notes. He has also
admitted other thefts from the mail which
will amount to several thousand dollars.
A BTJBGLABIOUS GANG.
New Yobk, Feb. 4. — more than a
year the fire department and police have
been annoyed by false fire alarms. Two
months ago the matter was placed in the
hands of Inspector Byrnes. Yesterday
his detectives succeeded in capturing nine
young men whose confession shows them
to be not only the senders out of false
alarms, but burglars as well. The pris
oners, with the exception of one, reside
in this city. Their names are Wm.
McCabe, Wm. H. Hughes, M. A. O'Don
nell, John Conlin, Edward and Richard
O'Keefe, Daniel Kenny, Galvin Swift and
Horatio Scourtney, of Brooklyn, and their
ages range from seventeen to twenty
eight years. McCabe is an expert lock
maker, and fashioned the keys to fit the
doors of several stores where some of the
conspirers were employed. Many myste
rious robberies the pa»t year have been
explained by their confessions.
The young men were an organized gang j
sending out fire alarms from all parts of ]
the city. The detectives learned that Mc-
Cabe, who was the ringleader, has been
trying to persude policemen to engage
with him to obtain the reward offered for
their arrest. He promised to let
the officers arrest a man whom he
said was sending out the alarms.
McCabe served a term in prison.. When
ever false alarmi were sent out several of
the gang would go together, McCabe lead
ing the expedition and sending ont the
alarms. Occasionally they would leave
packages of false keys, and notes for the
firemen acknowledging it was done for
sport. McCabe said he made all the keys
himself and there was no lock he would
not open. He began to send
out false alarms in 1877. Hughes
said in September last he and Horatio
Courtney, his cousin, employed as clerk in
the silk house of T. S. Wheelock, agreed
that a burglary should be committed at the
jewelry establishment of J. W. Brooks, in
the rear of Wheelock's. Courtney obtained
keys, and McCabe made duplicates. Over
$10,000 worth of jewelry was stolen, and
disposed of in Philadelphia, Washington,
and Norfolk, Va. The police found
Courtney tied to a chair in tbe
store, where ha s tid the burglars
found him and his . "cry was believed.
Another robbery was at T. J. Lee's tailor
shop, where Ed. O'Keefe was employed.
About $500 worth of clothing was stolen.
Lee recently removed to Union square,
and according to O'Keefe's statement it
was their intention to rob him again
shortly. Richard O'Keefe was employed
by Bond & O'Neil, tailers, Fifth avenue.
Three times burglars have tried
the place, but the telegraph
wire prevented. In McCabe's trunk were
found finely made keys which fitted every
door in the store together with a plan of
the building and directions in cipher which
McCabe willingly lined to Inspector
KILLED WHILE IN THE JIM-JAMS.
New Yobk, Feb. George Mahone, a
patient in Bellevue hospital under treat-
ment for alcoholism, to-day killed Michael
Kellahar, a fellow patient, and seriously
wounded Jas. Connors, attendant. Mahone
is an engineer - thirty-one years
of age, and Kellahar was a
merchant. This morning air the patients
in the ward were in the corridor, Kellahar
seated at a table reading a paper. Mahone
moodily paced the floor. Suddenly when
opposite Kellahar be seized a stool and
cried: "Put down that pistol; don't shoot."
He brought . the stool down with great
force on Kellahar's head, who fell to the
ground with a crushed skull and died an
hour after. . With a shriek MahonE dashed
the chair to the floor and ran toward the
door, followed by attendants and three
patients. He seized a heavy spitoon and
hurled it at James Connors, an attendant,
who received ' the missile full in the fore
head- Mahone was then secured.
desecrating THE sabbath.
New Haven, Feb. 4. The Original Jubi
lee Singers, from Norfolk, Va., were ar
rested this evening for singing, in viola
tion of the statute of 1786, which prohibits
concercs, theatrical* entertainments, etc.,
on the Sabbath, under penalty of a fine of
not less than $25. Each person in the au
dience is liable to a fine of $4.
Teot, N. Y., Feb. 4.—A big fire Satur
day left the walls of the burned Burdett
buildings standing. To-day the walls fell
on the building north, crashing through
tho roof to the cellar, and setting fire to
the building. The flames became threat
ening, and engines from Cohoes, and West
Troy, Waterford and other placed were
called on. Tho building was occupied by
Fuller, Warren & Co., stove manufacturers, :
sawyers, and others., Tho McCusker
building and stock north " was damaged
§20,000. Total loss $160,000. The Ful
ler & Warren company lose stock and val
uable patterns valued at $110,000; not
fully insured. Other losses all insured.
Vicksbueg, Feb. 4. — David White, a
counterfeiter, has been arrested. He is
wanted in Texas.
A FATAL DUEL.
Mobile, Feb. 4. —John B. Smith, a mer
chant at Birmingham, Ala., was killed by
William Donahue. They quarrelled over a
game of cards, and agreed to fight it out
GBEAT FIBE IN NASHVILLE.
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4. — 3 a. m. a
fire originating in a stable on Front street
spread to adjoining buildings until nearly
the entire block bounded by Front, Broad,
Market and Wharf streets was in ruins.
The buildings destroyed were occupied by
Diehl & Lord, ale bottlers, the capital
warehouse, Dudley Brothers & Lipscomb,
L. Lowenstein, hides and produce dealers,
Lowenstein & Hirst, Allen livery stable,
W. Wetzel's machine shop, B. S. Wood's
foundry, and Beyrne Brothers, groceries.
A falling wall seriously injured two fire
men. Over forty horses were burned in
the livery stable. The capital warehouse
was full of cotton and tob\cco, all of which
is destroyed. Loss §200,000.
Chaeleston, S. C, Feb. 4.The safe in
the jewelry establishment of Stephen
Thomas & Bio., was robbed last night of
§12,030 worth of diamonds, watches, jew
Pbovidence, R. I., Feb. 4 —A letter from
Cape Horn reports Mr. Smith and a boat's
crew of eight men belonging to the
wrecked schooner Surprise were found upon
the rocks and destitute of provisions. They
were carried to Terra del Fuego.
BAILWAY COLLISION. '?-'■}''.;\
Lapobte, Ind., Feb. 4. —Two Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern freight trains con
taining in all seventy-one cars collided
with a fearful crash three miles east of
here this afternoon. Both were badly
wrecked. The west bound train had ten
cars of oil. The two next the engine ex
ploded. The shock was plainly felt here.
The wreck took fire and is now burning.
The train men jumped. The conductor
and engineer of the east bound train mis
took their orders. It is impossible to esti
mate the loss. The road is blocked. The
east bound trains are lying here.
VINCENT SHAVED BECAUSE WABM WEATHEB IS
Montgomery, Ala., Feb. —A gentleman
of this city says he saw the ex-treasurer in
Nashville Tuesday night. He had shaved
his whiskers and the gentleman recognized
him with difficulty. He finally spoke, when
the recognition was mutual. Vincent said
he had shaved because warm weather was
New Yobk, Feb. 4. --The body of John
Kenny, the convict suicide, was refused in
terment in consecrated ground in the Cath
olic cemetery. A great crowd was present
when the body was borne from the house
to the hearse.
New Yobk, Feb. 4. —The steamer Old
Colony, from Newport, ran on Hart's
Island in a fog this morning. A steamer
in the neighborhood brought the passen
gers to this city. 7 -\ .
Tobonto, Feb. —The grain elevator
and warehouse of Thomas Davies & Co.,
burned, with 30,000 bushels of malt. Loss,
§50.000; insured for $22,000. ;"/f,; # ' .
How Our Navy in Managed.
Mr. Calkins has been making some
statements calculated to throw light upon
the way in which our navy has been
brought to its present condition. He says
that the boilers made for the Pinta could
not be got into her until she was taken to
pieces. The guns for the Mohican had to
be cut off more than a foot before they
could be used. Just after the war some
big engines costing the government about
§600,000 were.built for a vessel whose
keel was never laid. After they were fin
ished it became necessary to tear out one
end of the building where they were con-'
structed in order to get them out, and
then they were sold for old iron, fetching
about §20,000. In the current method of
construction, according to Mr. Calkins,
"when the different parts of the ship are
brought together none of them fit. This
has been the history of our navy for the
last twenty years."
Most at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Feb. —Herr Most ad
dressed a mass meeting at Germania thea
ter this afternoon. The place was throng
ed, and hundreds were unable to enter.
Most spoke in German. He denounced
both the church and press of this country,
and said the time would soon come here
and elsewhere when the workingman would
be free. " ■ ■
Fnrbuck and Starr's iron foundries at Cam
den, N. J., are about to resume operations.
A RUMOR AS TO THE FUTURE OF Till
LATE SENATOR WINDOW.
The Proposed Increase of the Hoars ol
Clerical .Labor—The Remnants of Out
Famous Navy—The Programme for the
Present Week in Congress..
• I Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Washington, Feb. 4.—The report that
Mr. Windom is to succeed Frelinghuysen
in the cabinet on account of the retire
ment of the latter on the ground of ill
health lacks one important basis. Fre
linghuysen is not likely to retire. He has
recovered from his illness in a great meas
ure, and yesterday resumed his official du
ties. The most authentic report about
Mr. Windom is that he was tendered the
position of president of the Georgia & Pa
cific Railway company, and that he accept
ed it contingent upon his failure of re-elec
tion to the senate.
The clause in the legislative appropri
ation bill fixing the hours for work in the
government departments from 8:30 to 4:30
p. m. is naturally a matter of considerable
discussion in the departments. One of
the higher officials who .has been in the
government employ for twenty-five years
said that John Qnincy Adams when presi
dent had given his opinion that six hours'
clerical work a day was all that could be
expected. After that time clerks
were too weary to do efficient
work. This gentleman had seen the experi
ment on one of the bureaus of the gov
ernment, and not only was less work actu
ally done, but the quality was inferior,
Set, aside from the skilled men in the
higher branches of the government service,
there is no class of people that is so well
paid, and which receives such compara
tively liberal compensation as the class
which is composed of government clerks
The report of the secretary of the navy
to congress that he has stricken from the
list of the navy the names of forty-three
ships as worthless, excites some comment
in official circles, and regret is expressed
in many quarters at the necessity which
removes so many old and honored names
from the register. A good many of the
ships stricken from the list and ordered to
be broken up and sold for their copper
and iron have histories. Take for instance
the Magara, when she was launched in
1855, she was regarded as the finest
is she was then the largest specimen of
aaval architecture. She was built by
the great ship architect, Geo. Steers,
modeled after the purest type of the Amer
ican clipper, and was perhaps the hand
somest vessel that before the new era of
shipbuilding ever sat upon the water. Her
original tonnage was 5,280 old measure
ment, and for several years she was the sec
ond ship in size in the world, the Great
Eastern alone exceeding her.
»ship in size in the world, the Great
era alone exceeding her.
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington, Feb. —The only change
in the tariff made in committee of the whole
in the house to-day was imposing a duty of
35 percent, ad valorem on flint and lime
glass and vials instead of two cents a pound
provided in the bill. , .
In the senate the vote on thread yarn
valued above twenty-five cents and not
above forty cents was made fifteen cents
per pound; above forty and not above
sixty, twenty-five cents per pound; above
sixty and not above seventy, thirty
three cents per pound above seventy and
not above eighty, thirty-eight cents per
pound, and above eighty, forty-eight cents
A resolution of. respect for the memory
of Representative Lowe followed.
The house coinage committee, six mem
bers, discussed and generally favored the
proposition authorizing the secretary of
the treasury to pay out all the silver coin
in the treasury and retire 25 per cent, of
tha outstanding greenbacks instead of 40,
as now required by law. Mr. Hazelton of
fered an amendment authorizing the sec
retary to retain but 10 per cent, of green
backs. Lost, 5 to 1, Mr. Hazleton being
the only vote in the aflh-inative. The com
mittee is composed largely of bimetalists
Mr. Logan informed the senate that he
would offer as an amendment to the sun
dry civil appropriation bill that the act
placing colored soldiers on the same foot
ing as other soldiers as . to bounty and
pensions be so constructed as to extend to
and include the heirs of such soldiers in
their claims for military service, and the
accounting officers of the treasury be di
rected to readjust the claims of such heirs
as may be entitled to, and' who may be
benefited by said act.
The programme of business for the
senate this week is extremely simple, the
intention of the majority being to press
consideration of the finance committee's
tariff measure each day and generally until
a late hour in the evening to the exclusion
of all other than merely formal legislative
business. Some brief executive sessions
will be held, and it is expected an adjourn
ment will be taken at a comparatively
early hour on Tuesday after
noon as a mark of respect
to the memory of the two deceased
members of the house," but aside from these
interruptions the entire week will doubt
less be devoted to an attempt to complete
consideration and ending the bill. It is
very doubtful, however, whether the bill
can be returned to the house by the end of
this week, for regardless of many disputed
tariff questions which remain unacted on,
there may be a renewal of
the debate of last session in
regard to various features of the original
frame work of the bill, which, as it passed
the house, related solely to the reduction
of internal taxation. Tomorrow in the
house after the usual call of states for in
troduction of bills, the regular order will
be the recognition of individual members,
for the purpose of offering motions to pass
measures by two-thirds majority under
suspension of the rules. It is
understood the first member to be
recognized will be Cannon, who has given
notice, under direction of a majority of
the committee on appropriations, that he
will then move the summary passage of
the legislative, executive and judicial ap
propriation bill. The general opinion to
night is the motion' will fail, as it is known
nearly all the leading Democrats will op
pose it. Failing to obtain passage
by this means, the bill wil
not be called up again this week, but will
be left on the calendar while the house du
ring the remainder of the week-except
Tuesday afternoon, when eulogies are tc
bo delivered on Updegraff and Hawk, de
votes itself to further consideration of the
ways and means committee tariff bill. The
present condition of the regular annual ap
propriation bills briefly stated is as follows
The agricultural bill has become a law; the
consular and diplomatic, military acade
my, Indian and postoffice bills \ have all
passed both houses, and are in the hands of
conference committees; the army appro
priation bill and pension bill are in the
calendar of the senate ready for action by
that body; the District of Columbia, the
fortifications and navy appropriation bills
are under examination by sub-committees,
and will probably be reported to the senate
from the full committee on appropriations
during the present week; the legislative,
executive and judicial appropriation bill
is on the house calendar; the river and
harbor bill is in course of preparation by
the house committee on commerce, and
the work of preparing the sundry civil ser
vice bill is well advanced by the house
committee on appropriations, who will
probably include in this as a matter of
convenience this year all the items of ap
propriations which are usually combined
to form a general deficiency bill.
Rev. Wm. Hicks has entered suit against
j the Evening Star and Graphic of New
I York, charging both with publishing a
I libel, and claiming §35,000 damage in
each case. Plaintiff is pastor of the
Church of the Tabernacle of this c?ty, and
was the spiritual adviser of Guiteau, who
willed him his body; subsequently the
body was taken to the medical museum
and the story got abroad that Dr. Hbks
demanded §2.000 of the surgeon general
before he would surrender it.
THE >*E T.T PREMIER OF FRANCE.
A Sketch of his Career.
Clement Arm and Fallieres, the new
French" premier, is scarcely more than
forty years old. He was born at Mezin, 1
in the department of Lot-et-Garoune, on
Nov. 6, 1841. He studied law and was ad
mitted to the bar at Nerac, of which city
he became mayor, retaining the place up
tc the 5th of May, 1873. He presented
himself as a candidate for the chamber of
deputies on the republican ticket
in February, 1876, and was elected
by a vote of 8,376 to 6,442
for his Bonapartis opponent, in the arron
dissement of Nerac. In the chamber of
deputies he took his seat with the faction
known as the republican left, and soon
made his mark as an orator. He was one
of the 363 deputies of the united left who
voted against the De Broglie ministry
after the reactionary movement of May,
1877. At the ensuing general election in
October of that year, he was re-elected to
the chamber of deputies, receiving 8,953
votes to 6,810 cast for M. Dulfus, who had
been a deputy under the empire and had
the support of the government. In the
new chamber of deputies he cast his
lot with the same faction of the republi
cans, and added to his reputation by a fre
quent display of oratorical ability of a
high order. In August last he made hi3
first appearance in official position, being
selected by M. Daclerc to succeed M. Gob
let as minister of the interior, which post
is, all things considered, the most difficult
and influential after the premiership itself.
He now reaches the highest place itself at
an age almost, if not quite, unparalleled
in the annals of France. M. Fallieres is
an influential man in the neighborhood of
his home, and for some years has repre
sented the canton of Nerac in the council
general of the department of Lot-et-Gar
onne, a part of the old province of Gas
Louise at Bermuda,
Hamilton, Bermuda, Jan. —Princes3
Louise arrived yesterday and was given a
hearty and loyal greeting.
W. H. Strong and B. F. Farmer, Spring
Valley, are at the Metropolitan.
T. W. Clark and Chas. W. Packer, Phila
delphia, are at the Metropolitan.
Hugh Sutherland and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Reynolds and A. W. Reynolds, Winnipeg,
were among the arrivals at the Metropol
itan yesterday. .—£13
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And Dealer in all Grades
Support the only competition to the FUIL
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FULL WEIGHT, CLEAN COAL and PROMPT
OFFICE REMOVED— Jackson street, un
der Dawson's bank.
' Retail Yard—Cor. Fourth and Broadway.'
Bank of Crookston.
H. B. MONTGOMERY, - -" President,
St. Paul, Minn.
M. B. BROWN, - - - Vice President,
J. KELSO, '."- - Second Vice President,
W. M. ROSS, . .... Cashier,
; y-':' t r7 Crookston, Minn.
Cash Capital, - $32,000.00.
Will receive deposits and allow interest by
Buy and sell Domestic and Foreign Exchange,
make collections, and do a strictly legitimate
.Agents for foreign passage tickets.
W. M. ROSS, Cashier.
I OPERA HOUSE
; Monflay Evening, Fefirnary 5
ONE NIGHT ONLY. '.
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As played 350 nights in the Madison Square
Theater, New York. Prices 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Corner Seventh and Jackson Street.
COL. J. H. WOOD Manage!
February 5tl aiOiiiig tie feet
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees, at 2 p. m.
New and attractive Olio . Second and last week
of the Great Actress,
In her Original Drama in four acts.
THE GIRL DETECTIVE.
With MISS EFFIE JOHNS and Wood's Popular
Popular Prices Week of Feb. 12th, Harry J.
Meyers in Our Colored Friend.
Third Annual Ball of the Merchants Hotel Em
ployes, to be given - , ■
at Market Hall,
TUESDAY EVENING, FEB. 6.
$100 Word of Prizes to le Given Away.
The Judges for the distribution of prizes will be
selected from the audience.
Box office open at Market Hall at 3 p. m.
Feb. 6. Single tickets *1. Ladies'50c. Gal
lery . 85-37
AllGM, lift Fell. 5.
$100 in Premiums !
JSfAdmission to floor restricted to subscrib
ers only !
- Music by Seibert's Orchestra.
Subscription lists now open at the following
places: J. C. Kahlert, Frank Werner, Julius
Zahonyi, Mr3. Herwegen, P. J. Giesen, John
Matheis, A. ,C. Fcise, W. C. Knissel & Co., Wal
ter & Dreher and John Thill.
Gentlemen's tickets, $1.00; ladies' tickets, 50
cents. Admission to gallery, 50 cents; reserved
seats $1.00for sale at Zahonyi's music store
and at the door. 32-36
12 East Third Street, near
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. For a Few Days Longer Only.
600 Monsters and Marvelous Creations of the
Seas. The most Magnificent Collection of
Marine Curiosities in the World.
The Transparent Human Head,
The great*, living freak of nature ever
THE ZULU WARRIORS,
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OPEN FROM 1 P. M. UNTIL 10 P. M.
dmissioa 25 cents, Children 15 Cents. £5
v StP-MAV.C?.- LEVEE.
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