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Foarful Wroolt on tho B. & O. at
b!r John'ft Hun, W. Vu.
THO KILLED AND MANY INJURED.
ATr.il" ofSons'i CurH anil a Slooppr
JumpsthoTruck on tlio C..U.&Q.
Iciir Person Killed and Several
Hurt?Tlio Old Story of a Switch
li'lns Partly Left Open?Xamcu of
'i !Ml, W. V.\., Oct. 21.?OllO
of till! most serious wrecks tlint has oc
curreil near hero (or a long time hup
Jttnot tlii-s afternoon nt 1! o'clock at
Hr Jolin's Kun, about twenty miles
above this I'ity, on the Baltimore & Ohio
r;iilro:?'l. in which James Knuckles, on
gin. er, ami Conrad Ritchie, flroinati,
both of this city, were killed and Postal
Clerks Sclby and Craig wero seriously
injured. From what tan bo learned tho
acci'lent happened in this manner:
As No. t'>, Ualtiinoro & Pittsburgh lim
ited express, was rounding a curve near
Sir John's ltun tho track spread, do
r.ii!in?and overturning tho train. Tho
train was running at a speed of forty
live l:lik'3 per hour. Besides tho abovo
slated result, tho passengers were
tliskrn tip, and it is reported that some
are injured, but not dangerously. All
trains sinco thrco o'clock havo been
stopped here and freights are strung
out along the sidings for two miles,
WO US*.: THAN* FI1LST REPORTED.
A later dispatch says: A frightful
wreckoccurred on the 'Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, near St. Johns station,
forty miles east of Cumberland, Md.,
th? afternoon, resulting in the instant
killing of two persons and the injury of
three others, threo of whom will die.
Their 'names are as follows:
James Ivntcklv-s, engineer, married.
lIou.N'KY lUaiAKDs, fireman, married.
W. II. I.iitincott, postal clerk, Graf
ton, \V. Va., injured about tho head;
II. .Sci.nr.Y, postal clerk, Martinsburg,
W. Va., injured internally; will die.
Cit.uM.is Chaig, Cumberland, postal
cl?rk, injured internally; will die.
J. Mcl'onald, passenger, Baltimore,
toriously, but will recover.
The accident was caused by tho
spreading of the rails. The train was
running at the rate of fifty miles an
Lour. .Suddenly tho engine jumped
the track and was followed by tho bag
gage car, postal car, smoker, passenger
Coach and two sleepers. The tracks
were blocked for many hours and all
trains were delayed.
ThoTlirco I'ostul C'lcrkn.
Tho three postal clerks above named,
as being fatally injured, ran on the routo
between lirafton and Baltimore. Two
of them. Lippincott and Craig, have
'"?en in the service for several years,
I.tppnicott, a native of Grafton,
liavinu' received his first appoint
!iK*:it. during tho Arthur admin
istration. .Mr. Craig is one of the
V, c'or^ in the postotlico sorvice,
"V'j'h' served in various capacities for
i.i-arlv a quarter of a century. lie was
au ulii suldicr and one of the most popu
w bovs" on the road.
A NOT HER 1)1 S A STEU.
An Olirn Switch Cuikm l'onr Uo^tli* on
thy Ct, IS. .t Q.
Gausbhiiu, III, Oct. 21.?The Chi
raso, Burlington & Quincy last passon
K!-'" No. 5, which loft hero :it 10:30
o'clock last night, met with a terrible
ucMmt at the pottery switch near
Monmouth, sixteen miles west of licro(
twenty-live minutes Inter. The train
was running at n hish rato of speed.
Tho facta show that the switch was part
ly open, ami the locomotivo left the
main track and started on tho side
truck. Sonic of the cars behind kept
tho inuin track. As a result the
wlioio train of seven cars and tho
sleeper wore derailed and turned over
on the side, the cars being scattered
around in great confusion. Thero was
no telescoping. There were on tho
engine Knginoer A. A. Emery and Fire
^'.'.n >,ols Anderson, of this city, and
bcorgc Courtney, tho traveling engineer,
who went on the trip to see how tho
locomotivo worked. Anderson
thrown from tho cab. Emory and
t "iirtnev had no chnnco to escape and
}?cir bodies wore found closo to tho
locomotivo. The bnpzaqo and express
wen thrown across their cars, but es
cnpeil injurv. A young man named
rranks. Johnson, of Avon, who was
landing on the steps of tho smoking
w, attempted to jump otT and was
m?Wl1 under tho wheels and killed,
ihc saddost casualty happened to tho
hrst chair car, right hack ot thesmokor.
in one seat right in the middle of tho
Mr sat Mr. George Allen, his wifo and |
paby. Sho was next to the window and I
.as the car tipped over her head was
driven through tho window and she was |
instantly killed. Tho baby was hurlod i
across the car and save a cut on tho |
no;ut was uninjured. Mr. Allon re-,
ceived^ only bruises, lie found his
|,JU.V 'irst, then groped his way from
, for a lantern, and returning
found his wife dead. 1
^ A largo force of surgeons'and railroad !
c.:;? ...1, wvnt from here and Burlington.
George Allen, 1-emoni, Ills.
J;Johnson, Avon, ills.
ueorge Courtnoy, Gniosburg, Ills. ,
A. 1'mery, G'alesbuvg, Ills. ,
,"uj'jt seriously injured are:
'?-hzalnjih J. McDonald, South Mel
'owa. nrm broken.
Kirby, Lennox,*. Iowa, arm
John Durns, Foreston, III., left nrm
Gna Wigger*. Rock Inland, hip hurt.
1'iromnn >'cla Anderson, Galeaburg,
III., scalded; may recover.
Frank Vnltorsuain, Chicago, cut'about
H. W. Cooper, Corning, Iown, scalp
wound and Imnd injurod.
Agnca Miller, Uruoktleld, 0.,*cut over
James Millor, Brookdold, 0., arm
Mrs. Cathorlno Corns, Murray, loft
eye nnd faco bruisod.
K. S. McDonald, South" Milford, Ind.,
Mrs. A. C. .Swope, Ilarrisburg, l'a.,
A. C. Swope, Ilarrisburg, Pa., bruised.
A number of others wcro slightly in
A?nclntcil I'rcm I'tipon Will Continue to
Servo the Ninvs ltfgnrdtciti of tho TJbult
of Their KlvnU.
Office of Tim New Yoiik Associated)
Press, New Yoiik, Oct. LM. j
To the Xcmpajtcr I'rrss oj the l'nit(d States:
Tho attention of tho Now York Asso
ciated Tress has been called to a circu
lar said to huvo Leon distributed by
telegraph throughout tho country, and
purporting to have beer, signed by "W.
M. Laden, Vico President and General
Manager of tho National Associated
Press" (who is also understood to bo tho
owner of Lafl'en'a news auency), which
containing some Btatcnients that re
quire correction. There has been no
severance of the amicable relations be
tween tho "Western Union Telegraph
Company and this association. There
was a difference of opinion as to tho
charge for certain leased wires, which
led to the suspension of thoir use for a
single night, but that service, on a con
ference between the parties, was at once
restored and no "disastrous results"
attended tho difficulty or followed tho
settlement. The association lias not
received any otiieiai notice ot tho in
tended withdrawal of any of its mem
bers. Only after a six months notice
could any such withdrawal become
effective, Should any member thus
withdraw for any reason the change will
in no way impair tho efficiency of our
organization or tho value of its service
to the public.
Tiiis association for a long period of
years has been faithful to its trust and
can assure all who are in any way con
nected with* it that thev can depend on
it in the future as they have in the past
for.tho best news scrvico to be found in
tho world. (Signed)
David II. Stone, President.
STREET ItAILW AY MEN.
Tho Convention In JMtUlmrffh?Prcslilont
Watson Prefers Kloetrlc to C'nhlo Itonri*.
PrrrsnL'nc.ir, Oct. 21.?The tonth an
nual convention of tho National Street
Railway Association wns opened at 10
o'clock this morning by President
Ilenry M. Watson. There are 300 dele
gates and aboutTOO supply men pres
ent. Mayor Gourley welcomed the
delegates, after which President Wat
son spoke at length upon tho history
and prospects of the as60ciation. The
drift of his remarks were that he fa
vored olectric at the expense of cable
roads and described tho street railway
horse as having been electrocuted. The
balance of tho session was taken up
with routine matters.
One of the nrincipal questions to bo
discussed at the convention will be in
regard to an international street rail
way convention, to be held in or near
Chicago in 1S93, to which everybody
interested in tramway matters abroatl
will bo invited.
In his address President Watson said
three years ago there wore only thir
teen electric roads in the United States;
now thero are over -100, with a capital
invested exceeding$75,000. During tho
year tho number of horses employed
in tho street railway business has fallen
off 28,GSl. The executive committee in
its report recommended the organiza
tions of mutual benetit associations
among the employes of each company.
KXHOUTI2 TO WASHINGTON.
Scrrotary lllulue anil Family Lenvo Angus
tn for tlio Capital.
Augusta, Mb., Oct. 21.?Secretary
Blaine, wife, James G. Blaine, jr., Miss
11 attic Blaine and Private Secretary
Dent, with servants and baggage left in
the private car of General Manager
Tucker, of tlio Maine Central railroad,
on the 10:10 train this morning for
The Christian Missionary Convention.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 21.?'Tfiis morn
ing's session of the general convention
of Christian missionary societies was
taken up principally with the address,
of Kev. Mr. Meigs, chief missionary at
Nankin, China. Mr. Meigs talked for
more than an hour about mission work
in China, the life of missionaries there
and the manner in which they perform
their duties. In the afternoon .Rev. Dr.
Clark, of .New York, the* founder of the
Young People's Society of Christian
Endeavor, made an interesting address
on that organization, giving its history,
aims, influence and future prospects.
Crooked Sir. Rruner.
I San* Fjiaxcisco, Oct. 21.?The grand
jurv this afternoon reported to Superior
! Judge Wallace, finding two indictments
| against Assemblyman Ellwood Brunei*,
of Sacramento. One indictment charges
Brunnor with the crime of perjury,
committed while giving testimony in
the grand jury room. Tfio other indict
ment charges Brunor with malfeasanco
consisted in killing a bill providing for
cinching cut.rate ticket brokers. Jutlgo
Wallaco ordered bench warrants issued
for the arrest of Brunor, which was im
Special Dispatch to the Intclliycnccr.
Wkston, W. Va., Oct 21.?At a late
hour last night, Dr. M. L. Casev was
called to Watsonville, a suburb of Wes
ton. In crossing the railroad bridge
that spans the river between West Wes
ton and that olace he lost his footing
and fell through, a distance of fifteen
feet, breaking two ribs and cutting his
head so as to cause great alarm by his
many friends here.
Special Dispatch to the Intctlfuoicer.
Wkston, W. Va., . Oct. 21.?The
Asylum board now in session, here
awarded the Hour and meal contract to
liiuiil, Koblegard oc Co., of Weston,
and the coal to M. L lluselton, of Mt.
THE DEMOCRATIC SITUATION IN OHIO.
TIio Outcoinc of Governor Campbell's Monkeying ivitli tlio McKinlcy Buzz Saw and tlio American Tln
(j i:s i: naij scuori i:li i)
Discusses the Indian Situation in Ills An
Washington, Oct. 21.?Major General
Scholield, commanding the army, lias
made his annual report on the opera
tions of the army to the Secretary of
War. lie reviews the Indian disturb
anceof last winter, lie recalls that near- j
lv one-half of the infantry and cava lev |
of the army was concentrated at the
scene of the disturbance and then says |
that this campaign tenches the lesson
that the entire military force of the .
United States would be wholly inade
quate to prevent great loss of life and
damage to property if a general Indian
outbreak should occur. However, lie
believes that no considerable number of
the Sioux intended hostilities against
tho United States unless driven to it by
hardship, lie says:
"There is, hence, a well grounded be
lief that by the constant exercise of dis
cretion in tho.management oi Indians,
coupled with justice in all dealings 6T
tho government with them, and the
t prcsenco of a sutliclent military force to
, overawe the turbulent minority among
them, there need be no serious appre
hension of an extended uprising of the
Sioux, and probabiy not of any other
WH121112 IS PAT I)ON'AN* ?
His Mother is Demi and Ilia Friends Do
Not Know Whore to lleaeh lllui.
Sr. Louis, Mo., Oct. 21.?Mrs. 12. 0.
Donan, tho aged mother of tho well
known newspaper writer, Pat Donan,
died suddonly this morning at Palmyra,
Mo. Tho family do not know Mr.
l)onan's whereabouts, and if this should
meet his eve he is requested to com
municate with them at once. He is
supposed to he in tho South.
War on tho Gaiety Girls.
IIiawatiia, Kansas, Oct. 21.?Tho
leading society ladies of this city have
inaugurated a tight against the London
gaiety girls, who aro giving a series of
performances liere. They called upon
tho council yesterday and asked them
to prevent "the performance, but that
body refused to interfere*. They then
armed themselves with pitchforks and
rakes and scrapod the bills from the
boards, and satislied themselves some
what by declaring tho men who attend
ed the show social outcasts.
Mr. Wharton Is Mum.
Washington*, D. 0., Oct. 21.?Tho at
tention of Acting Secretary "Wharton
was drawn this afternoon to the pub
lished statement that the American
Board of Missions had appointed a com
mittee to demand of the President re
dress for the wrongs suffered by Amer
ican missionaries to tho Caroline
islands. Mr. Wharton said that tho
department was now conducting nego
tiations with the government'of Spain
on tho subject, but of tho results so fur
obtained ho declined to speak.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 21.?A special to
the Post-Dkpalch from Little Kock, Ark.,
savs tho negotiations between the
Cherokee commission ana Pawnee,
Osage, Otec and Ponca Indians for tho
purchase of 2,000,OHO acres of land
owned by these tribes arc progressing
favorably at the agency in the Indian
territory. The Indians show a disposi
tion to'sell and the commission hope to
have the lands ceded to the government
at?1.25 per acre.
Two Men Asphyxiated.
Pittsburgh, Oct. 21.?Two colored
men, John Banks and George Parkes,
employed as hostlers by A. J. Arm
strong, of Allegheny, went to bed last
night after neglecting to turn oil* the
natural gas completely. This morning
when discovered both were asphyxiated.
Banks died in a lew moments and
Parkes is still unconscious, with no
hopes oi his recovery.
Ills Suit lSegun.
Chicago, Oct. 21.?The Crane Com
pany, iron and pipe manufacturers, this
afternoon began suit in tho United
States Court against the Columbus Con
struction Company, of New Jersey, for
$800,000 damage,"and an attachment
was also issued against the claim by tho
plaintiff and company for ?103,715.
Spontaneous Combustion'Caused It.
Ci.i:vi:i.ANi>, Onto, Oct. 21.?Fire broke
ont in a large four story building at tho
corner of Center and Winslow a true Is
(his morning and a loss of $100,000 re
sulted. The upper lloor was occupied
by tho oxidizod acid company, and it is
supposed that the lire, started as the re
sult of spontaneous combustion.
A LADY PKESIDEXT.
West Virginia lJoast.s of tho Only 1'omalo
Special Dispatch to the IntcIUgcnccr.
Pakk eilsbukg, Oct. 21.?Mrs. 1 Initio
Kimball has been elected president oi
tho Pennsboro *& Harrisville Railroad
Company, to fill tho vacancy caused by
tho death of her husband, the lato Moses
Mrs. Kimble, who is a very energetic
business woman, has long assisted her
husband in tho management of the
road, and during his illness assumed
entire charge. Tho success which at
tended her management during her
husband's illness influenced tho direct
ors in tho appointment. Mrs. Kimball
is said to bo tho only female railroad
president in tho United States, if not in
TIIE IMIKS1DKXT JOINED
Maihunuttehirmer-MaploKon in Slnglngtho
Star Spangled iJnnner.
"Washington", Oct. 21.?A soiree musi
calo was given at tho executive mansion
this evening, the invitations to which
were confined to members of the diplo
matic corps and their families and some
intimate personal friends of Mrs. Har
Tho programme of music consisted of
vocal selections, all sung by Madame
Laura Schirmer-Maploson, who, with
her husband, Colonel Ilenry Maplcson,
came over from Now York to-day upon
written invitations of tho Presidentand
The President requested Madamo
Mapleson to sing tho "Star Spangled
Banner," and escorted her to the piano.
She rondorcd the national air with
thrilling ellect, tho President and tho
entire company joining in the chorus.
MUUDEll AT A V/EDD1XG.
A Jealous Lover Kills a Ctuist Who Comes
to a Woman'* Hcstiue.
Columisus, Ohio, Oct. 21.?About 3
o'clock this morning, when a protracted
wedding party was still in progress,
George Snyder shot and killed Ollio
Hnnn. The tragedy was due to jealousy
on tho part of the murderer, who
boarded next door to tho house where
the wedding guesN were assembled.
He had been paying attentions to tho
landlady, a Mrs. Corbett, and to keep
her from joining tho party a second
time fired a pistol shot in the air and
carried the woman to tho roar of her
house. She called for help and Uann,
with several other*, attracted by her
screams, went to her rescue. Ilann took
hold of Snyder, when tho latter pulled
his gun unci shot, the ball taking effect
in the left temple of the former. The
murderer took advantage of tho excite
ment that followed and made his es
A Crisis llcnchutl?A Factional Fight that
JJodes no Hood.
Sai.in*a, Kas., Oct. 21.?Tho Stato Far
mers' Alliance convention was called to
order this morning amid considerable
confusion and uncertainty. "With the
arrival of delegates last night and this
morning a strong and determined fight
against tho re-election ot President
Frank McGrath was developed. The
greatest secrecy was maintained by tho
antis. Not a "word of opposition had
reached the newspapers up to a lato
hour last night, as the friends of Presi
dent. McGrath considered his re-election
reassured. The strong front presented
by the opposition spread consternation
among McGrath's friends, and it was
tho engrossing theme of discussion
among the delegates this morning.
Hon. Jerry Simpson, who arrived this
morning, was said to be arrayed with
tho opposition. The light was based
upon tho scandal created by the Turner
letter last winter.
It was generally conceded that if
McGrath was defeated, it would have a
great eflect upon the elections in Kan
sas this fall. McGrath's friends said
that it would mean "disorganization of
?\ 111k Cave in.
( Plaqi;i:mim:. La., Oct. 21.?A large
cavo occurred in tho river bank last
niuhtat the ferrv landing in front of
! this place and will prove'tho worst that
! has occurred for years, jiecessitatiii"
i the buildinoof a now-levee and causing
i the loss oi much valuable property.
.McKIXIiEY AT CALDlVlir,!,.
I ?? Addroatua Thro Th??,a?d l.cople_
I Sjxcfol Dtfjyjfch to the Intclliomccr.
| Calbwku, 0., Oct. 21.-Major Mc
kinley addressed a very largo Ifcptib
IJcan mass meeting hero tliia afternoon,
ami the enthusiasm was beyond bounds."
?Notwithstanding the iuclotnoncy of the
weather of yesterday, and the" threat
ening weather of to-day, a larjre num.
bet- of voters came jn toliear the .Major's
able address. JIo talked for an liour
We'llUnr1! "f Stal? ?"'airS' an<1 tllcn
went to t he silver question, but devoted
tl 0 tar I-'ti 1,0 11,0 l'isc"9aion of
a! out't nm attended by
about; 3,000 people, and at its close the
Major was escorted to the C. & M d".
Fni'fn 11 8,?c5!?1 trai? was in wait
wl?,.r? I ?"V V''cy 10 Cninbridgo,
"lltre !la spoke on Ins arrival there.
liquor Causes a Tragedy.
Sax A.ntoxio, Tex., Oct. 21.?A des
perate stabbing affray between John T.
Moulton, an American, and Leanado
I odngiiez and Antonio Ventro, Mexi
cans, occurred last bight at the "m
1 ablo mine, near Uuona Ventura, State
of Coahuila, Mexico. The Mexicans
were drunlc and attacked Moulton, who
n"nv??n-i ofllcl!l's llf ll|o miningcoin
u ? y- hatchets and the
American wielded a bouie. Ventro
| Killed, Kodnguez badly stabbed in four
slashed th-t ,jIcmlto", s? hacked and
I 2 ,.r he cannot live bevond the
fr" v will I?, WC??" rartic8 '? "'e af
, iraj mil be under the ground.
.Illck 1 JcjnjiMi'y will Tour.
| Sax IWisco, Oct. 21.-,lack Pomp
[ key amnoung Mitchell, tho well-known
[ pugilists, have signed a contract with
II- W. Williams,of Pittsburg, to make
! 1 Earring tour of the east, and will
Mct l'to r1?ah?ut two weeks,
v ?'i,- ,? ?Fltzsimmon's challenire
hi? n!"| - ! eai'1 he woultI be Willi
I a t" n-rou'ndUgo.ni'? mce' thc Pterin
oarml'in" I r)0,'Coni.,or-, lI'? Canadian
curiinan, left hero lor the Ka.st to-nMifc
to:supervise the building of some new
lacing boats, lieforo leaving lie offered
to meet llenry Peterson, of thia eitv
whom ho once defeated in a race over a
three mile either at Alameda lake or
1 ullmau, 111., for SI,000 a sido at any
tirno within six months.
Cimtcr's Vctorii.ni-j Surj-oon Donil.
St. ]'.u:r,, Mi.vx., Oct. 21._I)r. Charles
n veterinary surgeon of Custer's fa
mous regiment, tho Seventh cavalrv
^.'en'ltliff ^'CJ lUl'? ?"*
All Want to Sco It,
Cmc-A.io, Oct. 21. Tho public ex
hibition ot typo settingmachinos in the
Chicago evening building under
the auspices of the American iiotvsnnnpr
the eft'0" n6f>i:iation has brought to ,
the cit\ newspaper men from evcrv
quarter oi tho United States. ?
Tho Cninicl.il. MoiiIm In C-nlorcnoc
Fmsniitfiir, I'a? Oct. 21.?The annual
con erenco of the Roman Catholic Ca
puchiu Monks in tiio United States is
now ,n session here. About fifty dele
gates have arrived and more ar0 or
pocted to-night. The sessions are held
behind closed doors. uu
W"lil Up l.y ,, ni,rBl?r.
Jiooxn, rou-.\, Oct. 21. Tho agent of
the Chicago & Norlliwostorn railroad at
\\ est Side was held up by a burglar at
;'.? t'loP;1 this morning, who romnollml
him, at tho point of a revolver, to sur
rendertho company's funds in his olllce.
Cnrrlaso l'netury Ilurncil.
Ajir-snimy, Mass., Oct. 21.?The car
riage factory of I,ocke A Jewett, with
its contents, including fifty finished car
r? worn burned this morning. Ix>ia
Si0,000; partly insured.
Vliii-K,.r Wurlin l);u,n,?|,
Ijuusvii.i.k, Kv.. Oct "I . ,
Urn'1 t'l'-'1 ^-?<),0J0 damage to Bur-en
factors, fully insured. ? '"a"U
>it> Il.ipn in I'oacn.
peace and conciliation. of
THE NAME OF ELKINS
Still Montlonod In Connection With
tho Wur Portfolio.
RUMOR THAT HE WAS TENDERED
Tho Flaeo l>y tho President in Circu
lation in "Washington, l)ut It is
Known that tho President's Intcn*
lions Ilnvo Not Been Expressed-*
Hut Mr. Elk ins May Bo tho Now
Cabinet Olllccr, Nevertheless.
SjkcM Dispatch to the InltUtocnecr.
Washington, Oct. 21.?A dozen ru?
mors lrnvo been in circulation in town
to-day, all to thosnmo cflcct, that Mr. 8.
B. Elkins, o? West Virginia, has boon
definitely otferod tho war portfolio. It
is not stated whether ho has acceptodor
not. It can bo said that thero is abso
lutely no truth in any such rumors, for
tho prosent at least. Mr. Elkins* claims
in this direction wero succinctly given!
in theso dispatches immediately after
tho resignation of Secretary I'roctor.
That resignation does not tako effect un*
til the first of next month, and mean*
whilo no one knows of tho President'^'
intentions. Mr. Elkins is boing care-1'
fully considered for tho position; in
fact, noono moro so. If hois not so-'
lected it will bo largely, if not altogcth-;
or, for geographical reasons, but as yot
tho President has madono selectionand^
it is not at all probablo that any will bo
made until after Secretary Proctor's res*
ignation takes effect.
ITALY AND THE POPE. :*
Ex-Premier CrUpl fijiys that Homo Undo*
tho I'opo Wns a Gangrene Spot.
New Yoijk, Oct. 21.?Tho Nortli Amm<
can Jlcvlao for November prints tho llrst
of a series of articles by ex-Premior
Crispi, of Italy, entitled ''Italy and tho
Pope." After tracing.tho causes and
events which led to tho unification o?
Italy and tho various conflicts betweon
civil authority and tho temporal power
of the Pope in tho last hundred years,
Signor Crispi says: "Koine under tho
Popo was a gangreuo spot which must
havo poisoned tho wholo body of tho
nation. From 1800 onward it had be
come the asylum of all tho fallen
dynasties, a cavo of brigands who in
fested the southern provinces of tho
l peninsula. This beim: stated, tho re
demption of the eternal city was not
' only a logical consequence of the restora
tion of Italian rights, it was necessary
I to the pucilication of tho country."
| Tho question of tho temporal power
the Popo has troubled for many years
j tho minds of all Italian statesmen, eor
I tainiy it has been for us the most dilH
cult to deal with in consequenco of the
character of universality which tho
I head of tlie^ church possesses in virtue
of his mission. "When Cavour had de
j tcrmiiicd that tho temporal power must
I come to an end through pacific means
that illustrious minister was tho first in
| our time to undertake seriously tho
j study of means to achiovo this end. Ho
died too soon to witness the failure of
his policv. Garibaldi was prevented
from cutting tho gordian knot, but with
1 out tho cannon the porta pia would
never havo been opened to the nation
| to tako possession of its capitol.
A BIG FAILURE.
| Note Ilrolcer lice kef's Liabilities Moro
Than a Million and a Half.
New Yoiuc, Oct. 21.?Schedules of
I Abraham Pecker, tho note broker, in
his assignment to Benjamin F. Einstein
j woro filed this afternoon in tho Court of
Common Pleas. His total debts and
liabilities, including secured and unse
cured debts, aro $l,G2S,fl4(>. Tho unse
cured debts amount to .5835,821. Thero
aro contingent liabilities of SI,010,ISO.
The nominal assets amounttoi?l,841,707,
but the assignee has only .fil4,7Gl) to ap
ply to the payment of unsecured
creditors. Of the Georgia Southern and
Florida bonds given as securitv, $232,
000 wero delivered to-tho assignee, as
was$410,000 of tho bonds of tho Macon
& Birmingham railroad, the others hav
ing been rehypothecated by Backer.
Tho actual value of tho $232,000 in
bonds is 8150,800, and tiiatof the $410,
000 in bonds is $102,500, making the
actual valuo of the claims against tho
Macon Construction Company but $253,
300. Tho construction company is in
solvent and in the hands of a receiver.
Yestordnjr'n Session lot' tho Association nt
Cleveland, 0., Oct, 21.?Thero was
an increased attomlanco at to-day's ses
sion of tho American Missionary Asso
ciation. Tho iirat paper on tho pro
gramme was on anti-slavery missions
read by lie v. M. E. Strieby, of Now
York. Tho coinmitteo 011 conforerico
reported through Rov. Dr. J. Ct. Devoro,
of Providence. Tho report \yas accom
panied by a scries of resolutions touch
ing upon, tlio various branches of tho
work. In the afternoon various papers
wero read and reports received. Tho
evening's session was devoted to work
in the mission Hold and several address
es were delivered.
The Hoy Preacher.
Mr. O'llarra, tho celebrated boy
preacher of Alabama, who spoko Sun
day and Monday evenings at tho First
Baptist church, learning last night that
I10 would yet be detained waiting for
mails, kindly consented to preach this
and to-morrow evenings and Sunday
morning and evening. This is a very
unexpected pleasure that Kov. Irey is
able to announce to his congreuation
and the public generally. The boy is
quite a stranger in this section, but has
preached in all the leading churches in
the eastern cities and also in England.
He has been offered tho pastorate of
many churches and only last year de
clined an oiler of ^i,U0U from a Brook
Weather l'oreeant for To-ilny.
For West Virginia, Western I'cumylvuiilfwinrl
Ohio, fair Tim winy; couk'r by Thursday nijjlil;
TKMl'KII.Vl Ur.K YI'ATKKH vv,
an furnUhed by <J. Scn.Nv.iT. drusgUt Opora
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