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KNIGHTS IN REVOLT. Delegates From Thirteen States Declare War Upon Powderly. Taking Steps to Leave the Order and Form a New Organization. The dissenters from the action taken at the ,r* * " ^ I recent aunneapous uonveuuuu u?? o uwoi open war with the Executive Board of the Knights of Labor and havo issued their declaration of independence. On returning \ from the convention about thirty-five delegates, representing thirteen States, stopped in Chicago and determined to bring about a reorganization of the order. They elected a Provisional Committee five members, of which Charles F. Seib was made Secretary. A long communication was drafted at Secretary Seib's office, and was forwarded in circular form to jthe Knights of Labor all over the country. The following is the communication: To the Hank and File of the Order of the Knights of Labor: Tnrlirrnant at thf? usurmtion of Dower, the srross violation of the laws of our order, by those high in authority, disgusted with those whose loyalty to the present ring has been gained by the pickings they receive as a reward for their services; incensed at the fawning sycophants who crawl on their knees in slavish submission to the most corrupt, the most hypocritical, the most autocratic and tyrannical clique that has ever controlled anv labor organization, we therefore affirm the motto of our ordor, that "when bad men combine the good must associate, else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." "Wo assert that the hour has come when, as honest men and women, we declare ourselves independent of those who rhave abused the confidence reposed in them by our order. Our duty to the working men and women demand that we at once reorganize the order of Knights of Labor on a basis which will secure the autonomy of the trades and the sovereignty of the districts in all pertaining to their trade and local affairs, and to prevent it from being used in the future as a machine to fill the coffers of designing and unscrupulous men, as it is by those now in power. We affirm the following to be the reasons that have compelled this serious ac- ( tion on our part. 1 1. The general office has become a luxurious haunt for men whose chief aim is to benefit self, pecuniarily and otherwise, and is no longer the Jerusalem of the humble and - nonest, *s.nignt. 2. There has been for more than a year(beCinning prior to the Richmond session)an understanding, which, for lack of a better word, we will call a conspiracy, for the purpose of i holding the salaried positions,elective and ap- i ]x>intive, in and under the General Assembly i & This conspiracy has used the secret j channels and the funds of the order to manu- < facture sentiment for certain members and ' against others. Certain persons sometimes called "General Lecturers," "General Or- , ganizers," "General Instructors," and general . many other things, have been paid extravagant sums, both as wages and expenses, when their chief work was to "fix" certain dis- j tricts. The lobbyists of railroad corporations would turn green with envy did tney know the superlative excel l?nc? attained by these bloodsuckers of the Knights of Labor. i, Organizers' commissions have been re- . fused to members who were known to dis- ! agree with the methods of the ring, though < the applications were indorsed by the district Assnmblv to which aDDlicanta belonged, 1 and commissions have been recalled because -of the refusal of the holders to fall down and ( worship the powers that be. 5. District and local assemblies have been suspended or expelled and deprived of a voice in the General Assembly because they were known as opponents to the policy of the con- , spirators. I Conspiracies have been hatched against dissenting members by the aid of corrupt tools iu the district assemblies or local assemblies, or both of such members. 7. The records of the General Office have I been fixed and decorated so as to rule out or admit, as the case might be, General Assem- | bly representatives. 8. Men have been admitted as delegates to the General Assembly who clearly had no constitutional rights to seats, while others have been refused upon technicalities contrary to precedent and established custom. ' In all cases the test was for or against the 1 ring. 9. (A) Many thousands of dollars of the order's funds nave been illegally expended? i frequently against the earnest protests of honest and law-abiding members. ; (B) Extravagant hotel bills contracted by Hie ramines or general omcers uuvo uwu paiu out of the order's funds, as have family laundry and bar bills. \ (C) Funds have been given and loaned to 1 officers and their friends for their own personal use. (D) General officers, organizers, and lecturers have not only been paid liberal salaries and allowed heavy expenses from the general * treasury, but have charged additional suras ] to the locals and districts. 10. Honest men devoted to the cause of labor have been made the scapegoats of the 1 blundering high officials and driven in disgrace from the movement. i 11. Efforts made t>y Assemblies to better their condition have been strangled by the ring. Tt is charity to ?av for no meaner 1 reason than in response to the clamor of the common enemy of labor. . 12. The boycott has been used to injure the , labor press, union establishments, and the j C'oducts of Knights of Labor and union j bor for the sole purpose of "downing"' workingmen and women who could not be used by the conspirators. J 13. Persons who were not members of the ( order have been provided, for personal ? reasons, with lucrative positions in the general office. 14L The constitution has been altered in an illegal manner; it has been tampered with, and measures inimical to the interests of the order at large have been railroaded into what ; is called "law." 15. War has been waged by the administration ring against trades unions and trades 5 districts. The motto of the ring has boen, $ "Down with trades districts; exterminate the trades unions." This in spite of our obligation to extend a helping hand to all ' branches of honorable toil." 10. Nearly every important strike or lockout in which the general officers interfered ? was lost. s - "* A ? 1*- ui i ? 11. a ui mis uiuuut?mi?, wisny- i j washy, incompetent, and stupidly arbitrary policy, tho membership of tho order has decreased 217,824 members in one year. 1 18. In spite of the decrease of membership, j tbey have increased the annual expenditures of the general officers to $500,000. 19. There was no itemized account of re- ' ceipts and expenditures either issuod quarterly, as had formerly been the custom, or to < the General Assembly. 20. In the General Assembly, arguments were met by buncombe: crag law was ro<lu<*?l to a system by tne use oi me previous question; outrageous decisions rendered; appeals and protests ignored, all for the purpose of covering up the rascality of those in power. All local and district assemblies in accord with the above declaration desiring information will please address v- Charles F. Seib, Secretary of the Provisional Committ?e. NEWSY GLEANINGS. The Sioux City corn palace attracted 60,000 visitors in one week. The appeal of the Chicago condemned Anarchists covers S.DoO pages. The agitation against the Chines" is in- 1 creasing in all the colonies of Australia. * The apple crop in New England this sea- . sou is about three-fourths of an average ono. 1 One Florida county oxpects f.n pay this vear from Sl.uOJ to *1,500 for wiJ.lcat and bear scalps. British Columbia is putting forth industrious efforts to obtain settlors from Norway and Sweden. There are 18,700 acres of tab'e crapes: i 48,'J4'J acres of raisin grape:, and ;V.?,03o acres I of wine grapes bearing in California. During the past year 1S7 miies of new railroad have been built in Arizona, making i 1,0.50 now in operation in the Territory. Turks hundred million pounds sterling is ( tbe estimated loss by land depreiiitiou in England, aa average of thirty per cent, all round. t?2k*. - * ^ NEWS SUMMARY Eastern and Middle States. A sawmill boiler exploded at West Brownsville, Peiiiu, killing: two brothers named Kelly ami wrecking the milL Sen ator Frye, of Maine, spoke before the Convention of the American Shipping and Industrial League at Boston, saying that Congress should "put its hand into that big surplus and pay for sailing merchant ships under the American flag." Ten States were represented in the Convention. The corner-stone of the new Clark University was laid at Worcester, Mass. General Charles Devens presided at the ceremonios, and Senator George P. Hoar made the address. Mr. Jonas G. Clark has given $*2,000,000 for the purposes of the University. An express train crashed into two palace cai-s at the Hoboken (N. J.) depot, completely wrecking them as well as an office building. Engineer Dunn was killed. Henry George and Sergius Shevitch, leaders of the rival labor factions in New York, had a lively Sunday night debate before a large audience in a Metropolitan theatre. Two brothers named Cunningham were blown to pieces, and another man named Schmidtko was seriously injured by the explosion of a boiler on a small steam launch at New York. A Buffalo dispatch states that during the recent heavy storms on the Lakes fifteen vessels were wrecked and seven lives lost. Great mountain fires on the Blue Mountain range in Pennsylvania have destroyed j much valuable timber. The New York Court of Appeals decided j adversely to the Henry George Labor party's claim to the fifth election inspector iu the Metropolis. tsoutn ana west. Extraordinary precautions were taken I to protect the Chicago jail, as an outbreak I and attempt to rescue the condemned Anar- j chists was expected. A large body of police ! were placed in and about the prison. A fire in St. Louis destroyed or badly J damaged a number of big stores, causing a I total estimated loss of over $200,01)0. Mr. F. B. IVashbcnxe, the distinguished i ex-Minister of the United States to France, died suddenly a few days since at Chicago. He was born in Maine in 1810, went West in 184!', served sixteen yeari in Congress, aud j was Secretary of State under Grant for a month. Perry Ackers, a shiftless resident of i Mnvnrnll Til l?r*ri?r\nr<vl a rAV/ilvni* onrl ! starting out with tho remark that he was going to "wipe out some old scores," mur- : dered Justice Schmetzer and Mayor French. ] Then Ackers killed himself. Snow has fallen to the depth of eight inches in Michigan. The flames have swept away twenty-six i buildings, including the Court House and j jail, at Spencer, W. Va. A batteky of six boilers exploded at the > Lawrence Iron Works, Boonton, Ohio, kill- j ing four men and injuring about thirty oth- j ers. Henry Bexhayson, a San Francisco ; dentist's assistant, has poisoned himself, t leaving a confession that he h ad killed his sister, Mrs. Cecilia Bowers, two years ago. : The murdered woman's husband, Dr. J. Milton Bowel's, is at present under sentence ! of death for the crime, the principal witness j against him having been Benhayson. At Billings, Montana, the thermometer a j few days ago registered fifteen degrees be- i low zero. Washington. Counsel for tho condemned Chicago j Anarchists appeared in the United States Supreme Court and applied for a writ of : srror in Ix'half of the condemned men. j Koger A. Poor made the argument for j tiie prisoners. The other counsel were j Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachusetts; exL'ongressman J. It. Tucker, of Virginia, and j Messrs. Black and Solomon, of Chicago. ; Nine law points were made in the appeal. j Robert H. Hooper, for fourteen years Pnn?nl (4onArnl nt". Pnvic line liia resignation to Washington, thereby ending the long and fierce contest for that position. Foreign. John* Dickerson, a California capitalist, | has been murdered in Mexico by bandits. Kitah, a town of Bokhara, Central Asia, lias been destro3'cd by fire. Half its inhabitants perished in the flames. A widow's house in County Wexford, Ire- ' land, was defended against evictors by twenty-eight men. The Emergency men were routed with vitriol, boiling tar and red-hot iron. Joseph Condon, Nationalist member of Parliament, has been arrested, charged with intimidating a witness, Lord Randolph Churchill, speaking at Newcastle, England, defended coercion in Ireland. The Walker coal pit at Newcastle, England, is on fire. Three miners were rescued, terribly burned, five were taken out dead, and the twenty-one remaining in the mine were | rescued. Mrs. Greer, a widow, aged fifty, her son William, aged twenty-four, and an adopted daughter, aged nine, were burned to death in their house at Clearwater .Station, New Brunswick. Queen Victoria is a grandmother again, her favorite daughter, Princ?ss Beatrice, wife of Prince Bait jnburg, having given birth to a girl. a plot to kill Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, M. .Stambouloff and M. Natchovitcb has been discovered. News has been received of Stanley's expedition in Africa. The expedition had ad- j ,-anced nearly 80J miles, and had met with a xiendly reception from the natives in a litherto unexplored region. During a heavy storm off Cape Horn the British bark Balaklava had nine men, inrluding the mate, washed overboard and Irowned. LATER NEWS. Eight State tickets in all were nominated j n Now York. Henry M. Jackson, cashier at the United stole Sub-Treasury, is a defaulter for over >10,000, and has fled to Canada. THEKEaro 500 cases of typhoid fever in Cincinnati. , The counties of Hidalgo and Starr, Texas, iro overrun with Mexican banditti, who are tealing horses and people, the latter held for ausoin. Mayor Latrobe has been re-elected in 3altimoro after an exciting canvass by a maority of 4,-7.")over the Republican candidate, t ivho was supported by Democrats opposed to Senator Gorman. Jefferson Davis reviewed a procession of j 5,000 Confederate veterans at Macon, Ga. The ex-Confederates living in Washington visited Richmond in a body to attend the un- j veiling of the Lou monument. The Scotch will send another yacht to America next year to compete for the Amer- ' ica's Cup. In Paris five Englishmen have been 1 arrested charged with forging securities ol the Southwest Railroad Company of Kansas. A Chinese transport was lost during a typhoon, and 280 Chinamen and live Euro peans were drowned. OLD IN YEARS. Edmund Montgomery, of Georgia, lived to be 102 years of ago without ever taking a iose of medicine. Although once wealthy, Mrs. Sinchy Minderhart died at the New Paltz (N. Y.) poorhonso just after she had had her hundredth birthday. In New Hampshire, Mrs. Annie Colony, of Farmington, is !Ki years old; Mrs. Clnrrissa ; t n??mi>n/? r?p (!'). wilt 1a Miss I Daniel Abbott, who died in Surry, was 01. Thk mother of Major King, of Kingston, j Canada, is !4 j'ears of age. At the recent | election she walked to the polls, marked her ballot without using glasses, then walked home and resumed her household duties. There are on the pension rolls the widows of two soldiers in the Revolutionary war, one in North wood. N. H., '.Hi years of age, and mother in Washington. Ohio, only 72. The latter married very young to a soldier very >ld. She was 16 years, while the bridegroom was 78. ! SHEEP AND WOOL. I , Development of Slioep Raisins ond Woolen Manufactures. | Interesting Figures From the Bureau of Statistics. I The printed report of Colonel IF. F. Switzler, Chief of the United States Bureau of Statistics, on wool and manufactures of wool is now ready for distribution, and is considered by the Bureau to be one of the most valuable documents it has ever put forth. The report makes with its appendix a volume of three hundred pages. It gives a history of the development of sheep raising and wool manufacturing in this country. The report shows that the number of shoep in the United States rose from 10,000,000 in 1S40 to 51,00j,000 in 1834, but declined I +/v (Uin l?K7 Tliia mnrtiwl rWlino I W 111 AUVIi tliO M?Mk ii.vv? xtvv?...w occurred mainly in the Southern and Western States, notably in Texaj, and is attributed in great part to the declifb in the price of wool since 1884. Great Britain, being the leading woo! market of the world, has always been, the report says, the principal market for purchases of wool. Turkey and Russia have also been important sources of direct supply. but the Argentine Republic is now, next to Great Britain, the foreign source of supply, followed by Australasia. The imports of wool rose from 1,715.WW pounds in 1823 to 114,038,030 pounds ing 1887. The increase in wool imports has about kept pace with the growth of American wool products, both having about doubled since I860. A series of tables illustrates the increase in products and in importations and the relations between the two, as for example, from 1864 to 1808, 161,000,000 pounds were produced and 43,000,000 imported: from 1874 to 1878, 195,000,000 produced and 4o,(X)0,000 imported; fiom 1882 to 1880, 207,000,000 were produced and 02,000,000 imported. From 1822 to 1831 the annual imports of wool in manufactures averaged over ?0,000,030 in value, or more than seventy-one cents per capita: while from 1832 to to 1S41. thev reached over $14,000,000. or eighty-four cents per capita. i/ Tho value of the United States woolen proJuct of 1850 was $25,000,000 in round numbers, and of imports $19,000,000. In 1*80, the product had grown to $161,000,000, and imports were valued at $oI,000,000, being $2.01 per capita. Thus, while tho product of woolens in the United States has increased since 1850 nearly soven-fold, the imports have increased about sixty-two per cent., but tho consumption per capita has doubled, which tho statistician says indicates in a striking manner the advancement of wealth and comfort in the style of living among the poople of this country. Tho statistics of imports and exports of woolens in tho trade of foreign countries show that the United Kingdom is foremost in the foreign trade in woolens, the imports during 1S85 amouning in value to $40,000,000 and the exports to $115,000,000. France comes trifK nf SiO OOO rtOfl nnd Arnftrfs amounting to $78,000,000; Germany next, with imports of $25,000,000, and exports of Sol,000,000. There has been a large decline in the woolen trado of Great Britain since 1874. This decline, the Royal Commission on the Depression of Trade attributes in part to the* high foreign tariffs which, it is claimed, shut out the manufacturers of Great Britain from foreign markets. THANKSGIVING- DAY. The President's Annual Proclamation to the People. The following proclamation has been issued by the President: A Proclamation*.?By the President of the United States: The goodness and the mercy of God which have followed the American people during all the days of the past year claim tlieir grateful recognition and humble acknowledgment. By His omnipotent power Ho has protected us from war and psstilence, and from every national calamity; by His gracious favor the earth has yielded a generous return to the labor of the husbandman, and every path of llUllcbu Kill iui* it'll lu ruiruuit aiiu (.umi'iiimcnt; by His loving kindness the hearts of our people have been replenished with fraterternal sentiments and patriotic endeavor, and by His unerring guidance we have been directed in the way of national prosperity. To the end that he may, with one accord, testify our gratitude for all these blessings, I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, do hereby designate and set apart Thursday, tho 24th day of November next, as a da}- of thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by all tho people of the land. On that day let all secular work and employment bo suspended, and let our people assemble in theit accustomed places of worship, and with prayer and songs of praise give thanks to our Heavenly Father for all that He has done for us, while wo humbly implore the forgiveness of our sins and a continuance of His mercy. Let families and kindred be reunited on that day, and let their hearts, filled with kindly cheer and affectionate reminiscence, bo turned in thankfulness to tho source of all thoir pleasures and the giver of all that makes tho day glad and joyous. And in tho midst of our worship and our happiness let us remember the poor, the needy, and tho unfortunate, and by our gifts of charity and ready benevolence let us increase tho numbsr of those who, with grateful hearts, shall join in our thanksgiving. In witness whereof I have set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. v Done at the city of "Washington this twentyfifth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twelfth. By the President: Urover Cleveland. Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC. "A Glimpse ok Paradise," is tlio name of Johu A. Mackay's new comedy. Colonel Mapleson, the once great operatic impresario, is now a provincial tourist in lirc&t/ l^riwiin wuu u siuguig wu<^u<?j ?\ w??w by Minnie Hauk. We are promised a new American comic opera by Mr. Adam Guibol, a Philadelphia composer. It is called "Marim; or, the Knights of the Road." Mme. Teresa Carreno, the pianist, has lust arrived after her successful tour in South America. She will give concerts during the winter in the United States. Fanny Davenport has agreed, it is said, to paj' $20,000 on the delivery of the manuscript of Sardou.s " La Tosca," and an equal sum after the fiftieth performance. The Thomas orchestra of eighty musicians will be heard in New York tnis winter in twelve symphony concerts, twelve public rehearsals ana twelve popular matinees. George H. Jessup and Horace Townsend, the latter of the New York Tribune, have been commissioned by Mrs. Langtry to write a play for her on a historical subject. Madame Armstrong, an Australian vocalist, has just made her debut at Brussels in " 1-tigoletto." The critics are unanimous in praising her performance, and do not hesitate to compare her to l atti. Operatic tenors with a hi^h chest C are paid fabulous salaries at the present time. Masini is earning $3,0 )0 a night in Buenos Ayres; Tama"no commands $1,000 a performance in Europe, and Marconi receives $000 a night. A firm of Belgian instrument makers have manufactured, to be used in a new piece at the London Alhambra, two long-obsolete musical instruments called the lituus and the buccina, formerly used in the bands of the Roman ca valry. The instruments have been copied from originals unearthed at Pompeii. The recent death of Maurice Strakosch removes one of the best known musical characters from the stage and onds the career of a man associated with the most prominent vocalists of tho world. Everybody knew the manager, first in his capacity as teacher of Adelma Fatti, and latterly as a successful impresario. Mme. I'atti will, after a banquet tendered to her by the Brazilian Minister, at London, in December, start via Paris, where sho will sing onco, to Lisbon, whero sho will give eight representations, and thence to Madrid, whence she will sail to reach South America at Easter. She holds a guarantee of $<i,000 a performance in tho Southern Hemisphere, beside a share of the receipts over a certain sum. THE LONG TOUR ENDED. | Kt'turn of (ho Presidential Party to Washington. The special train containing tlio Presidential j?arty reached Montgomery, Ala., at S I o'clock Thursday morning. The visitors were greeted with lK>oining cannon and the cheers of a great crowd. The military presented arms as the President and Mrs. Cleveland entered their carriage. After i breakfast at the Exchange Hotel, the Pres [ idenfc reviewed the military parade, ana there was a presentation to Mrs. Cleveland of a handsome solid silver jewel casket, representing a cotton bale, and bearing an appropriate inscription indicative of the visit to Montgomery. A satin copy of the day's edition of the Montgomery Dispatch, consisting of thirty-three pages, "elal)orately and expensively'trimmed and enclosed within a handsome crimson plush roll, bearing on a silver plate an appropriate inscription, was also presented to the President and Mrs. Cleveland by Editor Fitzgerald. After a drive through the principal streets, the party were taken to the Fair grounds, where, in presence of an immense crowd, Governor Sleav delivered an address of welcome. Mr. Cfeveland responded, speaking words of praise for Alabama, its people and its industrial growth. After a drive around the Fair grounds the party again took the special train and started on their journey for ?? ilMUJl^lOII. At Calera, a junction point in Alabama, where the spccial train stopped to change engines, :J,000 or 4,000 persons were assembled, and among them 500 workmen from Birmingham, who had come on a special train with cars gailj* decorated. Here three cheers were Riven for Mrs. (Jrover Cleveland and the President. Mrs. Cleveland remarked sotto voce: "They have got it wrong end first," but the President thought the people know what they were about. At Asheville, N. C., the party stopped an ! hour and were escorted through the city in carriages. From Asheville the train proceeded on its way without further stop, reaching Washington Saturday evening. Both the President and Mrs. Cleveland expressed themselves as well pleased with their j journey. PERIL 0N_THE RAIL. Fatal Accidents in South Carolina | and West Vlrgina. A freight train from Spartansburg and a passenger train from Atlanta ran into each other at Greers Station, twelve miles east of Greenville, South Carolina, the other morning. Two persons were killed and ten injured, one of whom was expected to die. Both engines were wrecked, also the postal, baggago and express cars of the passenger tram ami tne rirst three cars of the freight train. Engineer Harris and Conductor Keville, of the freight train, disappeared. On the same day, at noon, the fast express on the Chesapeake an 1 Ohio Railroad, six coaches, going West, met with an accident 12 miles below Charleston, W. Va. Twentysix passengers were more or less injured. None were killed outright, but several were seriously, if not fatally injured. The railroad authorities sent to Charleston for surgical aid, and Drs. Henry Tompkins and Thomas left for the scene of tho accident, reaching there within twenty minutes. The accident was caused by a defective switch, over which the engine, baggage, express and mail cars passed unharmed; but the three middle coaches, all well filled with passengers, were thrown from the track; two of them were turned completely over; one turned over twice. Two passengers suffered with broken backs. It was fortunate that the fires had gone out in the stoves, or the loss of life I would have been great. Many of the injured were not able to continue their journey. Those who were worst hurt were taken to St. Albans, only a few hundred yards from the accident. EATEN BY SHARKS, A Mail Carrier's Awful Fate in Florida. James E. Hamilton, the mail carrier between Miami and Lake Worth, on the Florida southeast coast, has been devoured hv man-oatr>rs nt Hillshorn Tnlft)-. Ho was a stout,athletic young man and carried the mail between the two places,a distance of seventyfive miles, on his back, walking on the beach most of the way. The inlet is a dangerous crossing, the back waters of the Everglades meeting the tides- and producing heavy and dangerous seas. Sharks of the most ravenous kind abound there. An old fisherman, who was within half a mile of Hamilton when he began crossing, describes the tragedy as a horrible occurrence. When Hamilton reached the middle of the inlet the sharks flocked about his boat, leaping ten feet or more out of the water in their eagerness to get at human flesh. Hamilton fought them with his oars, but soon both were bitten off and dashed out of his hands. Then they assailed the boat, tearing huge pieces off the gunwale. Soon it began to sink, and Hamilton became Stupefied with fear. Another blow on the frail boat and he was thrown headlong into the masses of fierce seawolves. One shriek of agony and all was over. The sea was dyed for yards around with his life blood. Searehiug parties were sent out, but nothing found. A FATAL EXPLOSION. Threo Men Killed, Two Wounded, and a Building Set on Fire. E. C. Wilsdon left his japan oven, at Sessions & Sons' foundry, Bristol, Conn., in the room where a dozen men and boys were at work, to go to his dinner. Ho had but just gone out when the oven exploded with fearful violence, instantly killing one man and two boys, lacerating two others and setting the building on fire. It was some time before the flames were subdued,and then there were dragged forth the charred remains of tho threo victims. They are John Shane, aged thirty-one; Hurt Cleveland, aged eighteen, and "Willio Young, aged I fi'.teen. The wounded are Daniel Grif tin una v\ liiinm I'onnier. pio reason can be assigned for tho accident. The explosion drew hundreds to tho scone and the excitement was great, particularly before it was learned how many victims there were in the flames. PROMINENT PEOPLE. General Behdan pronounces the dynamite gpin useless for the purposes of coast defence. The youngest danghter of Mr. Gladstone is principal of tho college for young women at Newubam, near Cambridge. The recent death of Mrs. Dinah Mullock Craik has removed one of the most prominent figures in English literature. The Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, the London preacher, is credited with having declined an offer of $9;>,0J0 for 100 lectures to be delivered in this country. Miss Adele Grant, the American beauty who attracted much attention in London and who is a Newport belle, is to live in \\ ashington this winter. Senator Jones, of Nevada, is again financially flourishing. He has made his last fortune out of a ri.se in some real estate which his bonanza friends set aside for him. Cuirs from trees felled by ex-Premier Gladstone, according to a printed circular, are sold for eighteen pence for a small block, or three shillings per cubic loot, exclusive of carriage. Mns. Louise Thomas, President of the Woman's Club known as the Sorosis, is said to be one of the most successful bee keepers in t lift nnimtrv Catherine 10.000 pounds of honey in a year.? Colonel A. T. Babbitt is the cattle king of Wyoming. He owns (?!>,000 head of stock and leases about 100,000 acres of grazing land. Cheyenne owes considerable of its prosperity to the trade derived from the Babbitt cowboys. The new Lord Mayor of London is described as a "curious compost." He is a Belgian, a Roman Catholic, u I rce Ma<on, a Knight of the Order of Leopold, a spectacle-mauer, a furrier, a butcher, an inn-holder, a poulterer and a gold and silver wire drawer. At present Mr. De Keyser is best known as the proprietor of a famous hotel. I It is estimated that over 8,000 head of cat Die in Chicago have been slaughtered in the olTorts of the Illinois Live Stock Commissioners to stamp out pleuro pneumonia in that State. SWEPT BY STORMS. Numerous Disasters to Shi ping Oh the takes. Many Vessels Driven Ashore in Blinding Snow Storm, A Chicago dispatch states a heavy stor visited the entire lake region. The wind hi a velocity of forty miles an hour. Only o or two trivial accidents occurred at CI cago, but the news from outside indicat considerable tiamage. At Milwaukee t velocity of the wind was forty-five mi an hour all day and night, with gusts of sno The Schooner Mains, of Chicago, was wreck and the crew was saved with difficulty. T men had climbed into the rigging, but t sea broke clear over them. The Lake S perior Transit Company's steamer took sb< ter under Iroquois Point. Other vessels we weather bound at various places on the nort west poi n t of Presque Isle; the barge Plymou w. lit ashore and her crew could not get 01 nor, while the sea ran so high, could any a tempt at rescue be marie. The crew of the Ah Bradley were in similar peril on Shot Poit Duu. it is reported, escaped. iuo scnoon Sherman was wrecked on the same spot, g ins ashore in a blinding snow storm. Seeii that tho schooner was lost, the crew took the boat. While going ashore tl mainmast fell across the boat, withoi injuring any one. When tho shore w reached, the captain was dashed against ti rocks and badly stunned. He was pull ashore by tho others. All were saved. Tin reached the beach at 6:30 P. M., and wa dercd around in tho woods until t> o'clock the snowstorm, almost dead from cxhiustio They carried tho cook, a woman, on a littc The three-masted schooner Zack Chandle of Cleveland, was driven on a bar in Lai Erio off Noble Station on the Lake Sho Railroad. All night long the waves brol over the decks and the officers and crew ten in number?were compelled to lash thcr selves to the rigging. At !) o'clock in tl morning the disaster was reported at Clev land, and Captain Goodwin, of the Life Sa ing Station, went to the place on a speM train. The crew was rescued with cons derab diffcultv. Tho Chandler was cvi.lent broken in two. The schooner J. F. Joy, of Aslitabul ore la Ion for Erie, and loa'ting badly, a tempted to anchor outside the harbor, brol away, drifted on rocks outside of the pie and sank in twenty feet of water. Tho ere was saved by small boats. Tho propeller George Sp:n ;er, with co sorts Ironton and Tremble, went hard agroui on the flats at tho lower end of Lake Georg This will block navigation. The barge Oriental, coal laden, boui irom unariotco to Toronto in tow ot the pr peiler Scotia, brpko her towline and sai with all hands, four persons in all. THE PROHIBITIONISTS. Their Canse at Stake Before th Highest Court of the Land. It is stated that there is a great deal of e: eitement among temperance people througl DUt the country owing to an apprehensio that the Supreme Court of the United Stat< will declare the prohibitory liquor lav unconstitutional. Seven cases are pendin before the court. Two of them com from Kansas, four from Iowa, and or from Atlanta, Ga. Tho Kausas cas< have already been argued in behal of the brewers .by Senator Vest, c Missouri,and Joseph H. L'hoate.or i>ew i on No one appeared for tha Prohibitionists, t their great astonishment, and the blame ; chargcd against Attorney-General Bedfori of Kansas, who had charge of tho case, bu failed for some reason to appear. ' As is well known, says a Washingto special, hundreds of millions of dollars ai invested in tho manufacture and sale c liquor in States whei o prohibitory laws ha-v been enacted and enforced, and if such a d< cision as is expected is given, the States wi be compelled to pay immense sams i the shape of damages to thoi whose investments hove been idle. The cas< are regarded as of ns great national impor ance as the famous Dreil Scott case, and th entire temperance movement will be pai alyzed unless the Court decides iu its favor. THE NATIOML GAME. Nashville talks of again entering tli Southern League next season. Mike Kelly's salary of $4.S00 will, it said, suffer no reduction next year. The sleeping and dining-room care of tt T.miie combination COSt $o2.(X for the trip. Thosk twenty-two games in succession thi Bennett caught did much to give the Detro club the pennant. The St. Louis club last year placed to ii credit the highest number of champion vi< toriesever won by any club, namely, 93. The Northwestern League was the onl minor league in the country that retained i original membership intact throughout tl season. ;The shortest game on record for 18S7 wi t&at played at Oshkosh, September 10, b tween the Oshkosh and Eau Claire team viz., Ih. 8m. The Detroit League champions easil showed their superiority over the St. Lou American Association champions, in the s< ries of games for the world's championshi] President Nimiek, of the Pittsburg Basi ball Club, has been in Chicago trying t transfer Anson, tho Chicago first basema and captain, to his team. It is said he offerc $15,01)0 for the player named, and that Pres dent Spaulding demanded ?25,000. The championship season of all th Leagues, both great and small, is noi ended. Detroit Avon the pennant of th National League. In tho Association Si Louis has again had a walk-over. Of th minor Leagues, Oshkosh won the Nortl western LeaguJ championship. Toront came to tho front in the Internationf League on the homestretch: Lowell bore ol the palm in tho Now England League; Noi Orleans captured tho Southern Loague per nonf. ?m1 Tr>rv>tra walked oIY with the West era League championship. TIIE MARKETS. NEW YORK. 43 Beef, good to prime S Sj Calves, common to prime.... >s; Sheep '(?) 4 J Lambs C Hogs?Live 5 (($ 5} Dressed (); Flour?Ex. St., good to fancy 4 15 4 .15 West, gooil to choice .'5 .">0 a/5 1 >S5 Wheat?So. 2 Ked 83}j<<4 W Rye?State ;">ti "($ 5S Barley?State "S On !W Coru?Ungraded Mixed &"$(& Oats?White State ? (? ">T Mixed Western S3 (?} 34 Hay?Med. to prime S5 @ IK) Straw?No. 1, Rye 70 @ 75 Lard?City Steam 6 95 @7 4<) Butter?State Creamery.... 23 @ 2GJ Dairy 18 @ 24 West. Int. Creamery 1(5 @ 1!) Pnntnrv VlX'.Udl lrt Cheese?State Factory 1034? 31i Skims 5 @ 10 Western 5 (<$ 8 Eggs-State and Penn 22 @ 22; BUFFALO. Steers?Western 3 25 @3 7.3 Sheep?Good to Choice 330 @4 00 Lambs?Western 4 50 5 40 Hogs?Good to Choice Yorks 4 00 ? 4 70 Flour?Family 4 75 (ft 5 15 Wheat?No. 1 $%($ &> Corn?No. 2, Mixed 47)^4 4S Oats?No. 2, Mixed 30'',| (<ii 31 Barley?State W ($ (w BOSTON. Beef?Good to choice 10 Hogs?Live 5^;.? 0 Northern Dressed.... 7; Pork?Ex. Prime, per bbl...17 00 (a; 17 50 Flour?Spring Wheat pat's.. 4 70 (4c 4 U5 Corn?High Mixed ? @ 50 Oats?Extra White "ft @ 3f? Rye?State 150 (? <55 WATERTOWN (MASS.) CATTLE MARKET. Beef- Dressed weight 7 (<? 7 Sheep?Live weight ?)?<$ 4 Lamba 5?'-i (g 5 Hogs?Northern ? <5 PHILADELPHIA. Flour?Penn.extra family... 3 50 (31 3 75 Wheat?No. 2. Red 83 <3> S3 Corn?State Yellow 51 @ 52 Oats Mixed 35 @ 35 Ryo? Mate 53>j0^ 53 Buttor Creamery Extra... <24 @ 25 Cheese?N. Y. Full Cream.. ? (Si 1 HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. How to Boil Vegetables. Be sure that the water is at boiling P* point before putting into it the vegetables to be cooked. If it is cold or lukewarm, the freshness and flavor will soak out into the water. Place the saucepan a over the hottest part of your stove, so that it will boil as quickly as possible, and be careful that the boiling process does not cease until the contents are m thoroughly cooked and ready to bo ad aisnea. ne Potatoes should boil half an hour, unhi less small, when- fifteen to twenty mined utes will suffice. Let those of a common he size, or as nearly as possible, be selected los for a meal, and on no account boil sweet , w and white potatoes together. , ed Carrots, when young and tender, ho should be boiled three-quarters of an ho hour. When old, they require another ^ quarter. The same rule holds good for , ,re onions. ;h- Cabbage and cauliflower require from th twenty minutes to half an hour. The ( old-fashioned method of boiling cabbage from two to three hours is a mistaken it, one, and ruins both the appearance and or flavor of the vegetable. '?- Green corn, peas and asparagus should J? be boiled from twenty to twenty-five , i? mirmfpo Wlipn upas .ire at all old and 0 ??? j ut present a slightly yellow appearance this as length of time will be insufficient; but ll? the fault is in the peas, which are not, and scarcely can be made, lit for the n. table. in Lima beans, when young and tender, , " will boil in thirty to forty minutes. If ;?* they are quite large and of a white or ke cream color, forty-fh'c minutes will be , ro required. Ice String beans and "butter beans," a3 " they are cilled, resist more yaliantly ; "0 than any other vegetable any attempt on ] e- the part of a cook to spoil them by too v- much cooking. Three-quarters of an , al hour should be sufficient, if they are fresh f1? and tender. When a little old, an hou: ( J will produce better results. a, Turnips should be boiled forty minutes j it- in summer. In winter they require an '] , hour. j ^ Summer squash may be prepared in ( half an hour, but the winter vegetables ( n- will require three-quarters of an hour, j 1(1 Spinach should be boiled twenty min- 1 a utes. Beets require an amount of boil- 1 1(j ing that varies in proportion to their size o- j and the time of year. In Summer, when ; ik they are young and small, an hour will , sufficc. In winter, they require one and J a half hour's boiling,and even two hours, if of large si/.e. Beets should never be , e prodded with a fork to see if they are ] sufficiently tender, as this allows the ] c crimson coloring matter to escape and ( spoils their appearance on the table. With vegetables, as will as all other , n food, no amount of dexterous cooking , * will transform those that are ill grown, ] r3 old or stale into good, succulent, nour- , 5 ishing dishes. On the other hand, the , ^ i irn/vofoM/ia r?lin pncllv uuusl uuu ii cslluob vnu w. J be spoiled by bad or careless cooking.? if The Examiner. >f c* Recipes. is Boiled Sweet Potatoes. ? Choose 1, potatoes of uniform size, wash aud boil t twenty minutes; drain and lay in the oven, turning them several times to pre ,e vent burning, until they yield readily to )f the touch; serve without paring. e Graham Biscuit.?Three cups of graham flonr, one cup of wheat flour, n two large teaspoons of baking powder so well mixed with the flour, rub in two ^ large tablespoons of butter, a little salt, ? half a cup of sugar, one beaten egg, and r_ enough sweet milk (cold) to make a soft dough, roll out, cut with biscuit cutter and bake immediately. Fricassee of Er.os.?Take some hardboiled eggs, cut them into quarters, 10 yolks aud white*. Heat some gravy seasoned with shred lemon peel, parsley, 13 thyme and grated nutmeg. Put in the ie CSSS together with a piece of butter K) j rolled in flour; shake it gently over the ! fire till properly thickencd; garnish with I vnlka of hard-boiled effirs, chopped it | small. . Sthwed Turnips.? Put three table- ] spoonfuls butter in a sauce pau on the j stove, and as soon as it is melted put in y ouc small onion, minccd fine, and one 1 ts quart of turnips cut in dice; stir until 10 they arc brown, then add one heaping teaspoouful of salt, one teaspoonful ol ' 13 sugar, one tablespoonful of flour and ; hs.lf a saltspoonful of pepper, stirringfoi ' two minutes. At the end of this time j y add a cupful of milk or slock and simmer 1 ia . for 20 niiuutcs, keeping the saucepan j ' j covcrcd. Serve immediately. ; Mitkins.?One pint of Jlour, two tea 0" spoonfuls of bilking powder, one ten- , n spoonful of salt, one tablespoon fill olj d butter, one tubicspooaful of sugar, two j eggs, one pint of milk. Mix and sift Iht . flour, baking powder and salt. Rub the j ? butter and sugar to a cream, add the egg \ e and beat till smooth; th*n mix it with ( t. the flour, and, lastly, pour in the milk , ie and beat the whole rapidly till very light, j l" Then pour the batter into buttered gem- c j pans or muffin rings with bottoms, tilling j [f them about two-thirds full, and bake in ( * a quick oven. ( ? Bdim:d Mutton*.?"Wash a leg of mut- | ( ton, dredge it well with Hour and wrap : in a cloth; then put it in a pot of hot t ~ water, well salted, and boil according to e size, allowing 1.1 minutes for every t pound; serve with drawn butter and ( \ capers, or shallot sauce made in this way i * i ?< :? ,nn?4 , ?iaKc nan u (jiui ui niiiki in a has been boiled, add a wine glass of vine- j ^ gar and two or three shallots cut fine, 1 ;$ and half a tcaspoonful of salt; put this, into a saucepan over the tire, add a table ' spoonful of butter, thicken with a teaspoonful of flour, and let it simmer 15 minutes. It is good with all kinds of boiled meats. j Rou.ed Hkriuxgs.?Choose the her-! rings containing the soft roe (the hard rocs are usually larger), scrape, split, i 1 open, cleanse, and carcfully take out the 1 roe. Then with the thumb aud linger 1 draw the backbone out. It usually ( I comes out whole. Sprinkle with pepper, ! < salt, and a little chopped green parsley, j i Roll up tightly, and tie with tape, lcav-, < ing the tin and tail outside. Nave ready 1 imioi. conennnd ti-itJi n litHn vinn- t gar, salt and pepper, into which when < boiling put the herrings. Simmer for < ten minutes. Serve on buttered toast, and garnish with the roes (nicely fried) and parsley or watercress. A Novel Mode of Catching Trout j There is a plant popularly known as 1 y-i "sheepwecd" which grows in great pro- I i j fusion around sheep pens, hence its name, i This weed is possessed of decidedly f poisonous or at least deleterious qualities, f !-i and the Indians gather a quantity of it f ' j and set it afloat ou a pool in the river, c and standing down stream from it they i i,. thrash it with tree branches until the < " j'lice exudes and becomes mixed with ( Yx the water. The result is that every irouc i for a hundred yards or so below that s point is "doped," or stupefied and i ,. rendered helpless and an easy captive.? t * San Francisco Examiner. ( Jf ???? German cattle aro now being imported into England. " ' ."O OCEAN FORESTS. AND THE SIX THOUSAND KINDS OP SEAWEED FROM THEM. Some of Their Characteristics and Uses?Their Coloring and What Causes It?An Article of Diet in Many Countries Fifty or sixy years ago, when the Toy-, age across the Atlantic was by no meansj the mere passing joke that it is to-day,j travelers were in the habit of taking horaei with them, as curiosities, sealed bottles containing sea water, in which floated clusters of a seaweed, called from its ap-j pearance "tropical grapes." We ruslitOj and fro now without stopping to collect* specimens of the Gulf weed, which, afteq all, can hardly be regarded as a rare plant, seeing that its vast masses coverj Bomewhere about 260,000 square miles) of the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. There are many seaweeds, hovever^ that grow on rocks and seem to have^ roots, whose only use is to fix thai plant, thus enabling it to sway about in! the water. Seaweeds, being composed entirely of cells, do not require roots.Unlike land plants, they need no continuous vessels to supply them with the means of growth and life, the water ini < which they live and move and have their being furnishing both. In some instances! the cells are elongated into tubes; in others a number of calls are kept together by gelatinous matter, and can easily, be . separated, cach cell having an independent existence. AnJ other point of dissimilarity to land plants is that seaweeds attain a rich and varied coloring without the amount of light necessary to produce brilliant hueg in flowers. A weed known to vegetato at the depth of 192 feet is of a fine grass green, although the light that reaches ?i| can scarcely be half as much as that af+ forded by an ordinary candle. The decree of exposure to light has, neverther less, well marked effects; red colored species abound most in the darker and 3 A-~ - * ~ ??? - rtli .TA AaIamA/) uceper puris oi nic oca, mc umc iuivicu sccur chiefly in the neighborhood of the tropics and between tide marks, whildthe green inhabit the colder zones an<l the shallower parts of the sea. As re* gards their distribution, some seaweeds may be found from pole to pole, being aa abundant in the highest northern or southern latitudes as at the equator. . ; There are said to be 6,000 species of seaweeds, differing in size from several hundred feet to the minute kinds that may be seen "broidered on a rock." For-; , ?sts stretch under the ocean, whose tree-trunks are loaded, like the great trees of the tropics, with innumerable smaller plants, some having tiny feathery} branches, others being finc-and translu-' :ent, like a membrane. The "tree" seaweed has a trunk some ten feet high,; \nd leaves that droop, willowwise, in; Hie water. Submarine scenery, with itsi strange variety of forms and tints, its! wonderfully hued plant-like animals,! ind rich in the grace of waving,) changing hues, and the peculiar burnishl water lends to the color, surpasses any!- x ;ffort of imagination. Marine plants differ in substance no! ess than in form and size, for some re-| semble jelly, some are elastic like indiaf rubber, others arc as tough as leather or! is firm as wood; the fronds of many are}' :1elicatelv branched and dentated, andj those of others thick and nerveless. The}' fVntartic regions produce the most gigan-j iic specimens; one in its horizontalgrowth on the surface of the water,] ranges from 200 feet to 700 feet inf length. At the Falkland Isles this sea-i tveed lines the bc;ich for miles, and 1st Formed by the surf into huge entangled,' :ables, thicker than the human body.; Another giant is to be seen on the shores. )f the North Pacific, the Xereocystus. It is composed of a slender stem upwards af three hundred feet long, which bears it its extremity a barrel-shaped air-vessel,; six or seven feet in length, and iscrownedj with a tuft of fifty leaves, each thirty feet or forty feet long. These leaves are; i favorite fishing ground of the sea-otter, who seeks his prev with greater certainty! among their shady recesses. It is well known that seaweeds havqmost important uses in controlling thecurrents of the ocean, and in breaking the force of the waves as they roll iu upon the land. Darwin, alluding to their value on the coasts of Tcr.a del Fuego,. says: "I believe during the voyage of thtfBeagle and the Adventure not one rock near the surface was discovered which * was not buoyed by this floating wood. The good services it thus affords to vessc's navagating near this stormy laud is jvident, and has certainly saved many !rom being wrecked." On shore they ire little less profitable. Almost every spccics of seaweed can be used as is a fertilizer. On the Northwest :oast of America Sshing lines are ""in fr.-im vonwiH'il. iind in Scotland :hc common "whiplash*' isapplicd to tho ;ame purpose. The Chinese make an cx-: cnsivc use of seaweeds,both as an article )f diet and in their various manufacurcs. From them they derive the gum or making lanterns and transparencies, is well assize employed in the preparaion ot silk aud paper. They arc, besides, the largest consumers of seaweed in he world,and excel in ingenious methods >f cooking it. The well-known eatable lests arc believed to be formed of scaveed. Various crliblc species flourish ound the British Isles. "Laver,*' as ,-v elish for the table, is used in various >arts ol' England; "tangle" and "dulse*' ,vere cried about the streets of Edinburg n former days; the name Carrageen Moss is applied in Ireland to two kinds )f seaweed, which are both nutritious ind supply the place of isinglass in makng jellies. Dulse, variously pieparcd. i* iatcn in more countries than one. The [ri.sh have it under the name of "ditesk," and use it cither raw or cooked, :he taste being something like ovstcrs; :he Icelanders are particularly fond of it - * - - * ? !i. J l.!i!A iried and powuerea, wnen it is wuuisu in color ana sweet to the palate; while :he Ivamscliatkans lirve a fermented Coverage made by its help. Cattle show ilso a liking for it, especially sheep; and :hcy arc sometimes carried away by the :idj in their eagerness to obtain it? Brooklyn Citizen. Bloodhound Ranch. George Oglesby is growing bloodlounds for sale on Tenth and Clay streets,. He has already the finest kennel of that need in the United States. Incrcas ng frequeucy of acts oi vioicncir md multiplied instances of stage tnd traiu robberies cause a demand or tlic class of animals named, which en:ouragcs Mr. Oglesby to hope that if the loblc work shall proceed he may lind his log ranch a better thing than an African )strich farm. Mr. Oglesby is certain that f the Six-shooter law is repealed occaiion for the use of his acute-nosed dogs vill become so frequent that he will have, o open on a much larger scale.? Waco Texas) Echo. The annual silver product in North Imcrica is $83,000,000.