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AN EMPEROR'S FDNERET"
Germany's Aged Ruler Laid Away in the Tomb. A Magnificent But Solemn Spectacle in Berlin. EMPEROR WTI-XJAM'S WIDOW. The day before Emperor "William's funeral a New York Sun correspondent cabled as follows from Berlin: The City of Berlin is to-day a study in black and white. The city is the scene of a battle between snow and crape. When the j Evenina Sun's reporter arrived last nisrht from Ireland it was like a sudden ( entrance into a land of ghosts and phantoms. The streets were covered by a heavy mantle of snow from which rose row after row, block after block, and mile after mile of huge black buildings so densely and completely draped in black that in many instances some windows were shrouded. Some of the palaces were literally hidden by thousands of yards of black draped in massive ioitis irom cne rooi 10 ine ground. Not a foot of the building itself could be eeen. The snow was a carpet which deadened , every footfall. A few lights were burning, and on every hand sentinels dismally cloaked and hooded stood motionless in the shadows . of the doorways. As far as the eye could see in every direction there were endless throngs. , It was a dreary-looking multitude. Every woman in Berlin is dressed in the deepest mourning, with faces and shoulders hidden in long veils. No one is too poor to show this mark of respect to the illustrious dead. Not so much as a dot of color can be found in the attire of any of the women who move silently About the city. a GERMANY'S SEW EMPRESS. All the theatres and public buildings are closed. Business is practically suspended while the mourning for the dead goes on. New York was draped when Grant died, but her sable decorations were meagre in the extreme compared with the funeral emblems that Berlin exhibits. The doors of the cathedral were opened at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. I haa worked my way into a great crowd that stood silently waiting for an opportunity to take a look at the dead ruler. No one is admitted privately. The crowd increased i" front of the cathedral constantly, and before noon the enormous i number of 200,000 had gathered. It was im- i possible for those in fron' to move. The police were powerless. The crush became greater and greater, , until women and children began to scream for help. Three children were seriously crushed, and one is reported to the police to have received fatal injuries. Near me a woman of perhaps sixty-five years fainted. She was raised above the xteads of the people, and passed along for an eighth of a mile with her head and limbs dangling as though the joints were dislocated. The snow was ground to slush and then became water. Sections of twenty or thirty people were admitted at one time. At 1 o'clock, after exactly six hours1 waiting, my turn came. I hurried into an open nnri was nnjswl rnnidlv alone hv thn military. i Everybody was cold and worn with fatigue. In the Cathedral we entered a lone bridee just wide enough for two men to walk abreast. On the right was an altar, and on it the catafalque, which was about ten feet high. Hie bridge was four feet above the floor. Chi the catafalque lay the Emperor's coffin. We were not allowed to stop, I saw the famous Emperor for the first time. It is difficult for the most selfish dan to regard such a sight with GERMANY'S NEW CROWN PRINCE. xcorougn coldness and indifference. The face nad been made familiar bv many portraits. It seemed indescribably small and old, but of wonderful force. It is not the face that is usually painted. The upper lip has funk in aud almost disappeared, the result of the removal of artificial teeth, and the whole lower pai*of the face has a look that is worse than distorted. The upper face is intellectual looking. if one were to see the drawn face as it lay mis morning, and not know that it was once the German Emperor, he would say that it was the face of a gentle, kindly, and fatherly old man. The coffin wns of oak, covered with red velvet and embroidered in gold. Around it was much of the magnificent insignia of roynltv, glittering in the lights of the tall candles. These emblems of the dread, might, and power of Emperor, King, General-in-Chief of Freemasons, the decoration scepter,crown, and orders form a superb array of things for which men long. In his hand the late Emperor holds a small ehonv oross TTe wmi-s the uniform of the Guards, and oil the historical gray mantle on his breast is a string of small iron medals, commemorative of the wars of 1814, '04, '60 and "70. I These are about the only ones of his hun- j dreds of decorations that are to be buried j with him. < The Emperor's Funeral. Owing to the inclemency of the weather, and to the delicate condition of their health, Emperor Frederick, Prince Bismarck and ' Count von Moltke were unable to ' attend the Emperor William's fu- i neral in fWlin. The Dowager Empress. Erapwor William's widow, was also absent for the same reason. From a window of the palaco salon that overlooks the park, Emperor Frederick watched the procession and remained in the same spot until the roar of artillery closed the ceremonies. He wore the uniform of a General, with the sash of the Black Eagle. The services in the Cathedral began with a Boft prelude on the organ, during which the mourners began to assemble. Dr. Koegel read passages from the.Nineteenth Psalm,and John, ii., 2a, 20, after which the choir sang ' I know that my Redeemeth liveth." Passages were then read from Psalm 91 and Timothy iv., 7, 8, the Chaplain concluding with the words: "Blessed are they wno cue in the Lord, now and evermore." The choir responding: "Yea, the spirit saith they shall rest from their labors and their work shall live arter them." The prayer was then intoned, "What God doth is well done." When the soft organ prelude began, the Court Chamberlain and the Cabinet Ministers took their positions behind the tabourets bearing the insignia of the Empire. General Pape, holding the imperial standard, then stationed himself at the head of th9 coffin, Count Lchndorff and Prince Radizwill, the lato Emperor's aids-de-camp, with drawn swords, on either side of him, and the adjutants general and oi/lc^a.oQmn ofaii/Hny fwcpfchpr At the foot of the coffin. While the organ was still playing, the royalties-entered tho enthe- j dral. At the signal of tho chief master of ceremonies the organ broke forth in swelling tones and the services began. Crown Prince William stood in the middle of the nave, immediately behind the imperial standard. Beside him were the Kings of Sarony, Belgium and Roumania, and close by stood the Grand Duke and Princes Albreeht and Henry of Baden and other princes of the royal house of Prussia, Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, the Czarevitch and the Grand Dukes Michael and Nicholas of Russia, the Prince of Wales, and the Princes of Naples. Denmark and Greece, each wearing the uniform of his country. The Prince of Bavaria, the Duke of Hesse and other notables and foreign representatives, including General Billot,of the French Army, with his suite, occupied the next rows in the ? 1 A! J.J aave. 'i.ne diplomatic |k;w was aimuBu. Dr. Koegel concluded the service with the Lord's Prayer,and the congregation then sang the hymn,"Wenn Ich Einmal Soil Scheiten." The choir then executed a motel from Graunn's "Tod Jesu," and the members of the "Sing Akademie"' rendered "Wie Herrlich 1st Die Neue Welt" At 12:45 Dr. Koegel pronounced the benediction, the infantry stationed outside firing volleys meanwhile, "and .the ceremony closed with thefiinging of "Holy, Holy is the Lord." The great procession then prepared to start. The royal hearse entered the castle court just before 12. It' was an immense structure drawn by eight horses. Lieutenants and sergeanti held the pall. Equerries led the horses. Meanwhile, the Boldiers occupied the Linden. A solid wall of 25,100 military and semimilitary stretched from the Cathedral to the mausoleum on both sides of the way. germany's new crown princess. The great procession started. Five squadrons of hussars with fifteen trumpeters took the lead clad in red jackets and black fur hussar cloaks. Their gold swords were wrapped in crape. They were followed by two battalions of Iragoons in blue and yellow. The officers had their epaulets and the eagles on their helmet# bound in crape. Three regiments of Uhlans followed. These lancers wore shakos, a curi jus headgear, something like the college cap it Eton. Their uniforms were blue, black ind yellow. The Black Garde du Corps looked as though Snrsos And men were made of iron, as thev passed along. They wore cleamiiig armor with silver trappings. Thence for a mile tho road was occupied by solid ranks of infantry [n blue, black and red, with flags wrapped in :rape. The Marshal's livery and equerry servants if the great Emperor next came slowly into view. Following them were domesticofficials, and then the higher officials of the :ourt; the late Emperor's tottering o'd private secretary, Bork; his pages in red ind silver, his physicians, Lauer. Leuthold, ind Siman, who kept up the vital flame of the Emperor so long. Then came red-coated marshals with staves. There were 400 of these personal attendants of the illustrious lead. Next csane the heavy and majestic portion of the parade. The eight imperial crown Ministers, marching with the showy insignia af the crown. Then very old Princes followed as cup bearers, stewards, equerries, and so on. Then came the great hearse, only now th? norses were tied by LieutenantrColonels. Four Generals who bore the order of th? Black Eajle held the corners of the pall. mi i uey were very uiu-iuoKing men. i waive Major-Generals walked behind the hearse, and after them twelve staff officers. A saddled horse that followed without n rider was the Emperor's old charger and pet that he rode less than two years ago at a review. Following the horse were three old Generals carrying the standard of the Empire. Then came three Kings and innumerable Princes following on foot the chariot of the dead, Amassadors, Generals, and followers of royalty flocked along by hundreds, many of them being world-famous nimes. There were companies of petty Princes. Knights of the 1 Slack Eagle, members of the Diet and eminent ecclesiastics. Twenty groups followed, t comprgjd of every element that goes to make up a great State. As the distinguished guests arrived at the arch at the end of the Linden they got into carriages and were driven three miles to the mausoleum, and there waited until the hearse with its famous burden arrived. Then the dead was entombed am i the great funeral was over LATEK NEWS, Uriah H. Bradner, the Danville (N. Y.) banker, sentenced last November to five years' imprisonment for larceny, has died Id Auburn State Prison of pneumonia. The Republicans of Icwa have held their State Convention and instructed the delegates to the Republican National Convention to vote for Senator Allison for President. A terrific rain and wind storm swept over isast Tennessee, destroying many houses and a quantity of stock. Three people were killed and mnny are injured and missing. The friends of General TV. S. Hancock who have been trying to raise money to pur chase a hous: in Washington for Mrs. Hancock have succeeded. The House Committee on Territories has decided to report a bill for the organization of the Territory of Alaska. The President has approved the joint resolution directing the Secretary of the Interior to investigate the practicability of constructing reservoirs for the storage of water iu the arid regions of the United States. Parnell's Irish Arrears of Rent bill was defeated in the English House of Commons by a vote of S'l6 to 243. Qi*een Victoria has gone to Italy to spend tnree weeics. ouc was ai^uuijjuuivu bv Prince and Princess Battenberg. Mrs. Colwelu of St. Louis, had a sore throat and therefore felt called upon to go all over the neighborhood and kiss everybody's children. The result was fourteen cases of diphtheria, but the woman was the only one who died. Prince Henry, of Battenberg. after dis locating both arms and the shoulder blade in limiting, has lieen absolutely forbidden by bis mamma-in-law, Queen Victoria, to hunt any more. _ _ nm. : 07ER THE WIRES.Some Stories of Interest Related by. the Telegrapli. A Trusted Official of Kentucky Robs the Treasury, A dispatch from Frankfort, Ky., says: Tfc wm nlmnst as startling as the exdosion of a bombshell when Governor Buckner's private secretary appeared before the General A?embly of Kentucky and presented a message from the Sovernor announcing the fact that Treasurer James "VV. Tate had been suspended from office owing to a great deficit in the funds of the State Treasury. Auditor Hewitt several days ago requested Mr. Tate to make a settlement. He asked for a few days time and left the next day for Louisville. As he did not put in on unruwniiiofl hv the designated time the Auditor took charge of the books and discovered a shortage of $125,000. He is not yet through with the investigation. It is thought that the shortage will amouut to $200,000, and some estimates place it even as high as $400,000. Mr. Tate has held office nearly twenty-one years, and had,the entire confidence of the people. The last 9een of him was at Louisville on Friday evening, and it is stated that he was drinking hard, an unusual thing with him. It is supposed he has gone to Mexico. A resolution was offered in the House to-day authorizing the Governor to offer $5,000 reward for his capture. A committee appointed by the General Assembly have decided to report in favor of impeachment, which will be done to-morrow. It is impossible to say what has been done with the funds. Mr. Tate was never known to speculate, and lived economically. It is said Mr. Tate set his son-in-law, Alfred Martin, up in business a few years ago, which business proved unprofitable, but this could not cost over $10,000. The almost universal theory is that "Uncle DickV' kindness of heart ran awav with his business intesrity. The missing Treasurer's wife and daughter are at the State Capital and in great distress, fearing he has committed suicide. The Treasurer's office is at present in charge of Auditor Hewitt and Attorney General Hardin, by order of the Governor. Treasurer Tate's bond was for 8300,000 and is well secured. Governor Buckner in his message says it is believed that the bond will cover any possible deficit that a more complete investigation will reveal. In addition to being State Treasurer Mr. Tate was a Commissioner of the Sinking Fund and was one of those intrusted with the management of the State Penitentiary. Froren a* the Barn Door. The details of the finding of the bodies of ; Farmer Frank Hopkins, aged sixty-five, and Emeline Whitney, aged seventy, victims of | tbe late storm, which have been received from Putoam,Conn., aro the worst yet reported in Eastern Connecticut. Both bodies were found near tbe barn, partially buried beneath the snow, where they had lain for a week. In the barn were also found three dead cows and two dead sheep, while the remaining cattle?sir in number?were in a pitiable condition. They had not received a moral of food for over a week and their boDes protruded through the flesh. A lantern and a bunch of keys were found lying near the dead bodies, which bad every appearanoe of being picked up by the blizzard as soon as they opened tbe doorot tbe house, and thrown to the spot where they were found. The tea-table was set in the bouse, the i couple evidently intending to eat after they had done the chores. The woman's clothing, which was scant, showed that the brave dog, which lay exhausted beside the two, bad en -? i? ?i aeavoreu lu rvsx.uo uci uuu wm to a place of safety. Workmen had shoveled a road throngh the highway near the house, but paid no attention to the lifeless appearance of the place and did not investigate. Not a sound was heard to proceed from the barn, the cattle being too weak. The Oil Trust is in Danger. Developments in the Ohio oil fields recently have been sensational. The ruin of the Standard Compauy is predicted, based upon the fact that parties outside that Trust have obtained control of certain processes of refining Ohio oil. They refuse to sell out at any price, and are prepared to build pipe lines, refineries and a system of tankage second to none in the country. Detroit and Chicago millionaires are back of these schemes and pushing them boldly but quietly. A reporter found in a blacksmith's shop, five miles from Toledo, a secret refinery producing out of Ohio oil an article equal to the best headlight oil on the market. The supply, seems almost inexhaustible, and - ? * * T? if it can be made to taice tne piace 01 rennsylvania oil a drop in prices is certain. Reducing Customs Expenses. Estimates made at the United States Treasury Department indicate that the present rate of expense of collecting the revenue from customs cannot be maintained up to the close of the present fiscal year under the availab'e balance of the general appropriation without creating ttd:'ficieucyoi *100,000. Secretary Fairchild, has, therefore, determined upon a reduction of expenses to that amount during the remainder of the fiscal year, being $100,000 a month. The reduction has been apportioned among the different customs collection districts, and the collectors have been instructed to readjust their salary aurounts and other expenses so as to bring the total expense within the limit fixed upon. Four Thousand Chinamen Killed Violent Bhocks of earthquake have continued in the province of Yinxran, Cfc/aa. during the last three weeks, destroying many towns and an immense amount of shipping at Kienshin. The lowest estimate places the loss of life at 4000. TRAIN TELEGRAPHY. Sending Messages for Assistance from a Wrecked Train. The value of train telegraphy was well demonstrated a'; the recent accident on the Lebitrh Valley Railroad, at Three Bridges, Penn. The snow plow, with three engines and two construction cars behind it, ran into a twenty-foot drift of hard 6now in a deep cut. The force of the blow against the packed snow was so great as to pile the great engines on top of each other, causing a complete wreck of the train, and killing and injuring several men. The scene of the accident is six or eight miles from the nearest town or station, which could only be reached through the almost impassable snowdrifts, and in the face ot the terrible blizzard that was then prevailing, and tho regular teleeraph lines were all down for miles in either direction. It was here that the new railroad telegraph system came into play. Its single steel wire stretched along the side of the railroad on short poles had withstood the fury of the storm, though in many places it was covered by thefgreat drifts and:buried out of sight xne operator on me train soon recovered from the shock of the accident, anil within three minutes after it occurred and while standing in the wrecked and overturned car, flashed this message to the railroad office: "Train wrecked. Three engines piled on top of each other. Several injured. Send wrecking train and doctors." Another message was sent to the nearest town in the opposite direction for medical assistance. A relief train was dispatched at once to the s ene of the disaster, and reached the place in time to give the wounded prompt attention. DISASTROUS FLOODS. Thirty Hungarian Villages Inundated?Great Storm in Germany. Disastrous floods are reported throughout Hungary. Thirty villages have been ruined and the town of Szathmar-Remeth lias been partly destroyed. The towns of Bekes and Csaba were menaced and the inhabitants bbruggiuii iiuru lur tueu mos u^uiuau i-uu overflow of the River Koros. Many houses fell. The whole northern and eastern portion of Germany has been visited by a very severe mow-storm. There was so much ice that communication with Sweden was suspended for ten days, and with Denmark for six days. The Swedish envoys appointed to attend the funeral of Emperor William did not arrive in time for the ceremony owing to the seventy of the weather THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Fasten and Middle States. Fouk men were killed and five injured at Sharon, N. Y., in a railroad wreck caused by the snow blockade. Fire in a five-story factory building at Philadelphia destroyed $350,000 worth of property. The Wells-Fargo Express Company has purchased the Erie Express and the two will be consolidated. George Wilson, Secretary of the New York Chamber of Commerce, estimates the loss and damage to the metropolis resulting from the great storm at $7,000,000. W. G. Rutherford, lately cashier of the National Bank of Walden, N. Y., killed himself by poison. - ? it. ruin engines un me murua ouu i^oocA Railroad, four on the Lehigh Valley Road, two on the New York and Northern Road and one on the New Jersey Central were wrecked by snow plows attached to them doubling under their wheels. These wrecks resulted in the death of four engineers, a fireman and a conductor, and severe injuries to other railroad employes. Ex-Governor Horace Fairbanks, of Vermont, is dead. The schooner Winmard was wrecked at the mouth of the Patapsco River, Maryland, and seven of the crew drowned. S. W. Crittenden-, a wealthy merchant of Denver, Col., during a fit of despondency i i 2ii I ui. ~ J A 'A?. cuu&eu uy iii-ucoilu, uuiiiuutwru suiuiuu my Geneva, N. Y. Two men were killed and four injured by a collision between two trains at Meadville, Penn. At Ithaca, n. Y., a childish old couple named Mason were assaulted for the purpose of robbery by Richard Barber, a farm hand, who beat them to death with a club and then burned the building containing their bodies. Fire destroyed the Elberon flats in New York city. One middle-aged lady was killed, three persons crippled for life and several severely injured. The will of Henry Bergh has been admitted to probate. He bequeathed the bulk of his estate to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which he founded. The Democrats of Rhode Island have nominated for re-election all the present State officials exoept the Lieutenant-Governor, who retires in favor of Hon. Howard Smith, of NewDort. Sonth and West. Two thousand pounds of powder exploded near Xenia, Ohio, killing Frederick Sherman, who had charge of it. John Dean, aged seventy years, a wealthy resident of Belleville, Ohio, crushed the head of his aged wife and then cut his own throat One hundred vessels engaged in the oyster trade in Hongo River, Md., were totally destroyed during the great snow storm. The engineers on the St. "Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad have struck rather than handle Bnrlington freight Samcel Wilson,of Calhoun,Ky., poisoned a OI/Ia a# manf f/\ /-Inrt*? ?r?/v1 i4- w?.?o c* oiuo v* iu&av ucnoi \jj ?tuj ?co, uuu iu ttcw unconsciously prepared for food,and himself, wife and four young children died after eating a portion. After being on strike for only a few days the engineers on the Santa Fe system have taken the advice of Chief Arthur and returned to work. Mrs. Lawson Dawes and her sister-in-law were burned to death near Shelby, N. C., in a fire which destroyed their house. The yacht Atlanta has arrived at Jacksonville^ Ha. On board were Jay Gould and family who have returned from their cruise In Mediterranean waters. Convict Caklin, who is a fugitive from the Minnesota Penitentiary, has confessed that he killed Millionaire Snell, of Chicago. ^ John P. King, of Atlanta, Ga, who was the oldest living ex-United States Senator, is dead at the age of eighty-nine. Four men were killed and two injured near Cisco, Cal, by a collision. Four engines and a number of cars were demolished. A severe snow storm ragod for twelve hours in Nebraska, Colorado and Iowa Travel was stopped on all the railroads, and many bridges were destroyed. Richard a Grkexwood, Treasurer of Davies County, Ind., is a defaulter for $14,000. An epidemic of measles is prevalent in Buckingham County, Va. Whole families ore prostrated and many have died. Twelve inches of 6now have fallen in northern Texas. Washington. Ttie Reverend Eugene Peck, a Presbyterian minister of Washington, was instantly killed by a locomotive in that city. He was a Union veteran of the Civil War. un tne aay or me mnerai or tne late uerman Emperor memorial services were held in Washington, which President Cleveland attended, accompanied by Secretaries Bayard, Fairchild, Vilas and Whitney and Postmaster-General Dickinson. The resignation of Hon. Isaac Bell, United States Minister to Holland, has been tendered to the President and accepted. By a vote of four to three, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the Bell Telephone patents as against the claims of other telephone companies. Tns Chinese Treaty has been laid before the Senate, but was not made public. United States naval officers recommend the appropriation by Congress of $700,000 to make Pearl River harbor, Hawaii, Sandwich lbiuiius, aveumuie iui wen vcaaoia. Alio uai bor has been ceded 10 the United States forever. The President has nominated Strother M. Stockslager, of Indiana, to be Commissioner of the General Land Office, and Thomas J. Anderson, of Iowa, to be Assistant Commissioner of the General Land Office. Foreign. Sixteen persons were drowned In the Adriatic off Bari, through the capsizing of a Trieste (Austria) pleasure boat. The father of President Carnot, of France, s dead, aged eighty-three. Doctor Mackenzie, the English phy?ininn in phnpco nf F.mnerop Frfsnerir-k's oasp. has recived numerous threatening letters, and the Emperor has ordered that special measures be taken for the Doctor's protection. A construction train jumped the track at Saltillo, Mexico, killing six men and injuring twenty. The two Woodhall sisters, who in 1S83 swindled John Gill, a wealthy New York manufacturer, out of $ loO.OOO, have been arrested in England, and will be brought to this country for triaL An earthquake in the province of Yunnan, China, destroyed several cities and killed 30,000 people. Berlin advices state that serious reports concerning Emperor Frederick's condition are again in circulation. The Emperor's despondency, which has been increased by the chanee from the blue sky of San Remo to the severe frost and deep snow of Berlin, causes great anxiety. Thk Mexican Government has arranged with the Bleichroders, of Berlin, in conjunction with Anthony Gibbs, of London, and the Mexican National Bank, for the issue of a loan of $52,500,000, which is sanctioned by the Mexican Congress. A marriage has been arraneed between the Prince of Naples and the Princess Sophie, daughter of the German Emperor. At the funeral in Paris of President Carnot's father, adherents of General Boulanger made an assault on Jules Ferry, who had to accept protection from the police to prevent violence. A FAMILY DJbiSTKUim A Brutal Husband Murders His "Wife, Two Children and liiinsell'. A dispatch from Watorville, Me., tells of the murder of an entire family by Darius M. Warren. He had killed his wife, and after the Coroner's jury had found him guilty, and a complaint Lad been made out against him,he waived examination and was about to be taken to jail when lie requested an interview with his two children^Cora,aged 8 years, and Annie, aged three. This was granted, and an officer went with him. A moment later he drew from his sleeve a seven-shooter and shot the youngest child through the head. The officer was so taken by surprise that before he could recover the desperate man had shot Cora through the head and turned the revolver upon himself, the third shot taking effect in his heart. The older girl was instantly kiilod, tho younger was fatally wounded, and the mother lay dead in another room, covered with bruises from th? top of her head to the soles of their feet. l? - iiiKiiitoTfiftlli - . ,XJ; v-.v A THEATRE HORROlP Burning of an Opera House in Oporto, Portngal. The Building Destroyed, and a: Large Number of Lives Lost, During a banquet scene in the play in the opera house at Oporto, Portugal, the,other night, at which the galleries as well as the lower part of the house were crowded, the building caught Are and was entirely destroyed. Many of those inside perished in the flames. Hundreds escaped with their lives, but were more or less injured, being burned or bruised. The number of lives lost is not positively known, but 80 bodies were taken from the ruins the following day, and cue half bad - not yet been explored. Most of the bodies recovered were taken from the upper tiers and galleries, where whole families were suffocated and burned, some of them in their seats. A few of the victims died of suffocation, but the greater part of them were horribly burned, many or them being unrecognizable. Two of the victims were found tightly clasped in each other's arms. Workmen have been steadily engaged, ever since the ruins became coo'.ed enough to permit, in searching for the bodies, and are constantly uncovering additional victims. An immense crowd surrounded the piece,and the police had all they could do'to keep the excited people out of the way of the searchers. The fire occurred during the peformance of a play, at which the banqueting scene was being represented on the stage. The play had progressed to the last act, and the immense audience was absorbed in the performance, when a cry of fire was heard, and flames and smoke were seen bursting from the stage. An accident had occurred to the gas, and the scenerv had limited and flashed ud instantly. The flames spread rapidly to the auditorium, and a terrible panic followed. The audience rose in an instant and rushed for the exits, which were quickly choked up, hundreds of men, women and children being trampled upon and clothing torn from them in a wild struggle for life. ??? Oporto?a name signifying the port?is the second city and the moss important emporium of Portugal. It is situated on the right bank of the Douro River, the houses stretching up a steep incline to the palace crowning the hill. A quay extends for two miles along the river. The city has many gardens and fountains, splendid churches, public buildings and hospitals, many excellent schools. a norary, a mint, a museum, a medical college, etc. Its exports consist principally of port wine, which trade 18 chiefly in English hand?, j The site of Oporto was anciently called Cale, afterward Portus Cale?whence the name of the kingdom Portugal. The city's population is about 100,000. DEATH IN^A CHASM,. A Train Falls Through a Trestle? Many Persons Killed. At 9:40 Saturday morning the first section of the south-bound West Cuban fast mail train crashed through the trestling just after crossing Hurricane River, near Blackshear, Ga., 75 miles south of Savannah on the TTlrkfi/^Q ar\r\ "W^cf^rn J3 fll 1 WAV I OUYOUIlftU, AlWilUU . ? WWWW .. ...... J. The accident was caused bv a broken rail under the baggage car. The baggage car got off the track about a quarter or a mile before it reached the bridge at Hurricane River. The train passed safely over the bridge. Immediately on the other side there is a trestle several hundred feet in length. When the baggage car struck this trestle work it gave way, and the entire train, with the exception of the engine, dropped through. The train consisted of a combination car, three baggage cars, I smoking car, one coach, two Pullman sleepers, all of which were thronged j with passengers, and a private car of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. This private car, which was the only one not broken to pieces, was occupied by President Wilbur,' of the Lehigh road, his family and friends, who survived the shock. When the en- j gine reached the bridge over Hurricane Creek, which is thirty feet high and 500 feet in length, a speed of forty miles per hour was being made. When it struck the trestle the front axle of the baggage car broke down, and that car, followed by the balance of the train, jumped the track, knocking the trestle down, and the whole fell into the creek. The engine and tender tore loose, and reached the other shore safely. In the creek there was only three or four feet of water. ^otfflW fVia trrvoilr tDQ a 1 UC OfCUO au UUU UiUUiViAU ?4 VW VUW * WwO. .. mu heartrending. The lower coaches were well nigh smashed to pieces. Fortunate were those passengers to whom death came instantly. Every coach was filled,and hardly a passenger escaped without some injury. The cars were piled on the top of each other and smashed into splinters, and the cries of the frightened and injured passengers arose from the mass. Messages were Bent to Superintendent R. G. Fleming, who immediately wired toWaycross and Jesup for physicians. A wrecking train was made up in the yard right away, and Doctor William Duncan, the road physician, and a large force of men started for the s:ene. An hour later another train was made up. It canned out physicians and an additional force of men and coffins. The fourth car was occupied by Mr. ana Mrs. George Gould, son ana daughter-in-law of Jay Gould, and although badly damaged it was not a complete wreck. The end of the last car was telescoped into Mr. Gould's car, but was almost intact. It contained twelve persons, comprising Mr. Wilbur's party. One son was killed, and Mr. Wilbur himself was seriously hurt Two other sons were injured and others in the car more or less hurt, except a little daughter of Mr. Wilbur, who escaped without injury. Mr. and Mrs. Gould were not seriously injured, although Mr. Smith, the conductor of the car, was ipstantly killed,his body being mangled almost beyond recognition. The total number of killed was thirty and over forty were more or less injured, several A# fliam fofullv Vi. liucui Of tho killed twenty were white and ten colored. Of ohe wounded ten are ladies, I twenty white male passsngers, and six are children. A SOUTHERN CYCLONE, Georgia Visited by n Terrific Deathdealing Windstorm. The territory two and a half miles north of Lumber City, Ga., on the right bank of Little Ocmulgee River, was visited by a cyclone. The wind storm cut a path ICOO feet wide through the timber. Fifteen houses and shanties, a still house, cooperage, commissary storehouse and stables were destroyed, j Of tlirpe cars on the s.'de track one | was deposited, tracks and all, twenty feet on tne west side. Four men living in a house cn the hi I heard the storm coming anrl left. Two were carried (XX) feet to the bottom of the hill and were killed. Another was carried soventy-five feet, and the fourth struck down. In all four men were killed and eight seriously injured. The path of the tornado extended to Loudon County, Ga., where the list of seriously wounded men, women and children is very large. Andy "Worley, his wife and eight children were everyone injured, and some of them fatally. The colored porter at the station received injuries which may prove fata!. Several houses were carried a distance of half a mile. ah L-i)i<wl nnrl iniurod are white. Al most all' the personal effects of the sufferers, orobablv sixteen families, are lost. A. 0. S.vnx, the millionaire murdered by burglars at his residence in Chicago recently, tramped into Cincinnati, Ohio, some time in the forties, penniless and discouraged. Ho became agent for a clock manufactory and peddled time-pieces in a wason through Indiana. He finally went to Chicago and made a large fortune. Neither builders nor architects in New York entertain any other opinion than that there will be as much building activity this vear ns there was during the past year, and that enterprise will be greatly encouraged by the moderate prices of all kinds of building material. William Dorbey, of Milwaukee, made a bet of fifty cents that he could drink five glasses of whisky in five seconds. He won. An hour later he was dead. ii \mm SUMMARY OF C0NGBE33. : Senate Proceedings. 50th Dat.?The following bills were introduced and reported: For the appointment and retirement of John C. Fremont as a MajorGeneral; a bill admitting Utah to the Union; a bill for the admission of North Dakota. The action of the committee was based largely on the conclusion that two States should be formed out of the present Territory of Dakota; a bill for the admission of Washington Territory. It provides that the boundaries of the proposed State shall include, besides the present Territory, what is known as the Pan Handle of Idaho, its annexation, to be subject to a vote; the resolution callintr for coDies of the minutes and protocols of the Fisheries Commission, and I that as to fur seal fishing in Alaska, were j passed.... The Senate then resumed consideration of the Undervaluation bill and after I lengthy debatepassed it. 57th Dat.?Th Chace Copyright bill was | iutroduced.... Bills were passed to settle and ! adjust the claims of any State for expenses j incurred by it in the defence of the United | States during the Civil war; authorizing the j appointment of a delegate to the Fourth In- | ternational Prison Congress at St. Peters- ! burg in 1880; for the relief of the owners, officers and crew of the British bark Chance; appropriating $100,000 for the erection in Washington of a monument to the negro soldiers and sailors who lost their lives in the Civil war....There were altogether fifty-five bills passed?most of them pension an-1 private relief bills....Mr. Blair reported a bill providing (in appointment's to Civil Service in certain cases) for the preference of persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the so-called Confederate States during the war, and who were disabled therein, and were not dishonorably discharged therefrom.... Mr. Teller introduced a hill for the admission of the State of Wyoming into the Union....A bill was introduced to regulate the compensation of United States Judges of New York. 58th Day.?The following bills were placed on the calendar: To encourage the holding of a National industrial exposition of the arts, mechanics and products of the colored race in the United States in 188S-'89; to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury, to apply the surplus money in the Treasury, to the purchase or United States bonds and to the prepayment of interest....Mr. Blair spoke on his bill to give preference for Civil Service appointments to those who had served in the Confederate army and who were suffering from wounds or disabilities, and the same measure was debated by Messrs. Hale. Piatt, TT Tf Vf CI tcloTT oen jr. uuar, ;U(V11 uciouii, L/fuiivt uuu mw"?w> .... The Senate proceeded to executive business. 59th Day.?The consideration of the bill to give the preference in civil appointments to disabled Confederates was postponed.... The bills on the calendar were considered in regular order, and if not objected to, were passed without discussion.... The bill providing for an inspection of meats for exportation and prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles of food or drink, with an amendment added to allow the inspection of meats at places of packing, was passed.... The following bills were introduced: Torequire Judges of the United States Circuit and District Courts to reduce to writing their instructions to juries in all States where State Judges are required to do so; to allow soldiers and sai ors who have lost both hands or the use of both hands a pension of 1100 a month; to appropriate $10,000 to investigate the destruction of oyster beds by star fish A bill was favorably reported granting a pension of $100 per month to the widow of Major-G eneral Judson Kilpatrick.... The bill +Via Qinnr Rocomrfltinn in TialrotA to tattlers4was passed. Honse Proceedings. 65th Day.?The House finished the consideration on the Urgent Deficiency bill, having added an appropriation of $927,000 to reimburse Texas for ner expenses in repelling invasion The House tnen went into private business....The House Postal Committee reported adversely the bill discontinuing the use of the green postage stamp. The joint resolution for tho promotion of commercial union with Canada was placed on the calendar. ... A bill was reported fixing the postage on seeds, plants and bulbs at 1 cent for two ounces Estimates were furnished aggregating $121,124 for remodelling the old Produce Exchange Building in New York City, instead of the estimate of $S5,000 already submitted for that purpose. 66th Day.?A resolution was presented for the appointment of a committee of five to investigate recent railroad strikes and suggest measures for preventing them A bill authorizing the issua of $15,000,000 in fractional silver currency of tho denominations ten, twenty five, and fifty cents, was passed A reso'ution was adopted setting apart May 2d and 3d for general pension legislation....These bills were presented: To place all articles or products on the free list that are protected by Trusts or monopolistic companies; to appoint a board of arbitration t/> cottln Hisnntfts between officers and employes of railroads; to suppress Trusts in the District of Columbia....The bill was passed for discontinuing the coinage of ?3 j gold pieces and the gold dollar. 67th Day.?A copyright bill, identical with the Chase bill of the Senate, has been presented.... A bill was introduced to protect free labor from the injurious effects of convict labor by confining the sale of goods j and merchandise manufactured by convict I labor to the State in which thev are produced. ....The bill to establish a Department of! Labor was referred to the Committee of the I Whole A bill was referred to prevent the j Government from using any product of con- I vict labor. _/)Sth Day.?The Committee of the Whole 1 considered the bill to refer to the Court of I Claims for adjustment the accounts of | laborers, workmen and mechanics, arising under the eight-hour law....A bill , was passed to prohibit the employment of j alien labor on Government works and build- | i nos A lenethv debate occurred over the I bill to establish a "Department of Labor. PBOMINENT PEOPLE, j P. T. Barjtum always wears frills on hi shirt front. Speaker Carlisle smokes a pipe in the j sanctity of his own study. Lord La>sdowne's salary as Viceroy o India will be f200,000 a year. Professor Crouch, thef author of "Kath- j leen Mavourneen," is eighty years old. Miss Louisa M. Alcott in her will directa that all her manuscripts shall be burned. Ex-President McCosh, of Princeton College, is thinking of writing his memoirs. Prince Bismarck usually goes to bed at two o'clock in the morning and gets up at uwu. John Wannamaker has given t&'j.OOO to the Young Men's Christian Association at Philadelphia. The Reverend Doctor Sporgeon, the J great London preacher, is the latest convert ! to Home Rule. Pope Leo has already received jubilee gifts i valued at $is>,0j0,000, and the orferinga are Bti II pouring in. The widows of President Garfield and General George B. McClellan are guests at the same hotel in Paris. Mrs. U. S. Grant has paid a visit to Florida as the guest of Senator and Mrs. Bandford in their special car. Doctor Asa Gray, the dead botanist, left his copyrights and his valuable collections of photographs to Harvard University. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone look forward with a great deal of pleasure to the celebration of thejr golden wedding next July. _ . Cornt Herbert Bismarck, son or the Iron Chancellor, is betrothed to a relative of ! the Marquis of Londonderry, Lord Lieutenant in Ireland. Princess Christian* is spoKen 01 as mo i most gonial of Queen Victoria's children, and I Princess Louise as the most artistic and least j conventional. General Sheridan is stiil abletospeak in the Indian tongue that he learned as a Lieutenant among Jthe Umphills, of Oregon, thirty years ago. British Minister West and Miss West, of Washington, always sj>cak Spanish when alone together. Spanish was the native tongue of the late Mrs. West. Colonel Sir W. Bartlett, aged ninetyeight. is the oldest member of the English House of Commons, while Marquis Carmarthen, aged twenty-two, is its baby. President Cleveland reads French readily. Garfield was the only President who ever made a speech in a foreign language. He could make a fluent oration in erraan. It is stated that Prince Albert Edward, is resolved to become a teetotaler, in the hope of reducing his superfluous flesh. He is the first Prince of Wales to celebrate a silver wedding. ... . ... > 1 ??i?? amiffiimiMJwr gi V LOST mmSTOBM. 9 Terrible Loss of Life at the Del* flB ware Breakwater. EM At least twenty-two persons were drowned H )r frozen in the harbor at Lewes, Del, doring the great storm and many vessels were KB rank. Several of the stranded vessels are BH to far up the beach that they can never be ! re-launched. More than six*y seamen were Hfl bound hand and foot by ica and most of BR them were so severely frostbitten that they Hfl ire now confined to bed. The steamboat pier parted in three places. BR At the extreme end were eleven men^ survi- HI vors from vessels which had sunk, who had Rfl taken refugo there. They were cut off froo all communication with the land for twenty* three hours, and during that time their frail haven was constantly threatened with cUk H structionby the heavy seas. When they were taken off several were unable to move, a*%A Karl *n hfl liffod int/)And from f.ViA h/v>ta BUR which came to their assistance. HQ About thirty-five Teasels were in port, and no danger was apprehended until about 11:30 BH o'clock, when the wind increased suddenly to & terrific gale from north-northwest The D| crews rushed upon deck, but failed to comprehend orders. Everything was In oonfn* Jjfl sion, and high above the din of the storm MB 3ould*be heard voices of men shooting for M* listance. A collision occurred between the BB tag George J. Simpson and the wrecking Hfi iteamer Tameson, owned by the Somer Point Wrecking Company. ' JB The bow of the Simpson strucic toe steamer, mh almost instantly causing an Immense gap, H into which the water streamed. The tag |H also was badly damaged and filled rapidly. The crew of the Tameeon, which bad beat lying near the pier, with groat difficulty H jumped on the structure before their vessel sank. Only two of the Simpson's crew gained the pier. The others were finally picked np by the tug Protector. While their companions were Deing rescued Mate Eli Walls and Steward Fletcher gallantly breaeted the storm-tossed stream side by side until they reached the piling around the pier. . HQ Their yells for assistance were heard by the M men. who dragged them into a place of comparative safety. Here, from 11 o'clock at night until 10 o'clock the following evening, |H I eleven men found a precarious foothold. During the night twenty-eight barks and I achooners were driven ashore and forced n8 above the high water mark. Among them ' were the Zephyr, which was totally di?- KB I mantled; the Flora E. Newcomb, whoee entire rigging was carried away: the Eva Lynch, A. P. Cranner, Lizzie W. Hall, Index, 1 - - WT.M1, 11 J. w. Anaerson, muuuuu. uiuuowr iiunclence, Isabel Alberto, Elliott L. Dow, Earl P. Mason and Hester A. Seward. The crewt were all saved. |B A two-masted schooner came up with all hands on the mainmast When she had al- fl most reached the pier the wind increased and started the mainmast from its bra'-es. Soon the mart fell, and the men, with two excepi tions, lashed themselves to the foremast ME Two of the men, unable to extricate them- |H selves in time from the wreckage, -were washed overboard and drowned. Others were rescued from their perilous position by Bfl| the life-saving crew. Of those in the rigging, |9 one was frozen to death and four so seriously Hfl frostbitten that they had to be removed to H I the hospital. E31 An unknown tugboat, with a barge in tow, I sank with all hands off the Hen and Chickens HE I shoals. .H The tug Thomas Crawlora crasaea into lbs pier and carried away her hawsers and deck* She foundered shortly after and her engineer H and fireman lost their lives. The pilot coat? 19 Tprley and Tnnnell were forced on the beach. 'The loss to shipping is estimated at between $400,000 and *500.000. _ HSj TEE LABOR WORLD. 9 There are five plate-glass factories in this HJ country. The strike on the Reading cost all hands H| nearly $4,000,000. a first cla=is maker of violins in France H| j cays that bis cheapest fiddles cost him 87 csnts a piece and sell for a little over a dollar. | U A striking workman wearing an oil-cloth | sign, warning people to keep away from an H| obnoxious firm, was fined by a Judge at | Lynn, Mass. It is estimated that 500,000 wage-worker* H : were idle in New York City and vicinity a* a result of the storm. Work in the builaing trades was almost suspended. xH | At a recent meeting of the cigannakeriof ; Pittsburg and Allegheny it was oecioocr to continue to work ten hours a day, but to demand an advance in wages of $ 1 a 1000. t A Philadelphia cigar making firm wa* permitting its employes to smoke 600 cigars per day. An attempt was made to cut off this privilege and a strike was the result. ? A demand for nine hours a day with wage* | at the ten hour rate, caused the strike of 800 ! marble workers in Brooklyn recently, the i employers refusing to accede to the do-, mands. lj [ Year by year the exportation of American machinery to South America and other*foreign countries grows larger. English manufacturers are becoming agitated over the outlook. I Ggorge W. Childs's birthday, May 12L will be honored by all the union printers east of the Mississippi River by a donation of tha a# KMUUmo tn tha Hnmfl BSmH flf the International Union. , t The Rice & Griffin Manufacturing Company, of Worcester, Mass., has paid its employes $14fJ as their share in last year* profits. The plan was ]>ut in operation last year and has proved a valuable stimulus. j Men closely connected with the iron trade, and who are in a position to know, expect this season will ba as busy and prosperous as last. At the present time all of the big factories are running their full capacity. i Four hundred men are mining granita in two quarries in Georgia. They cut on aa average 30,000 blocks a day, which is equal to; 1503 square yards. About 25,000 square' yards of this granite will be used in Atlanta. The Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gqlf Railroad Company has granted the demands of its engineers. Hereafter passenger en-, gineers will receive 3}$ cents per mile; all other than local freight, 4 cents; local freight, il4 centa. ,, An artificial limb-maker said recently that "after the war it was thought that tbe1 MM wooden arm and leg business was at an end,, but the locomo ire and labor-saving mv; d chinery have continved to create augmented W demands." THE MARKETS. B ' pfl 12 NEW YORK. fifl Beef, good to prime 7 @ SW Calves, common to prime.... 6 @ SW Ifl Sheep 6 25 @ 7 06 | Lambs 7 25 & 7 50 H Hogs?Live 5 50 @ 5 85 ! Dressed 8 @ 8% Flour?Ex. St, good to fancy 4 SO @ 4 75 | w o <wi /? ft 40 i M west, KWU VUWIV^ - va? " . Wheat?No. 2 Red Rye?State 56 @ 55 Barley?State 82 @ 85 1 Corn?Ungraded Mired Oats?White State 39 <9 o9jtMixed Western 8> @ 40 Hay?Med. to prime 85 @ w Straw?No. 1, Rye to @ J W Lard?City Steam 7 85 @ 7 91 Butter?State Creamery.... 5>0 @ Dairy 20 @ 22 West Im. Creamery 30 @ f? Factoiy 14K@ 16# Cheese?State Factory 10 @ Skims 5 @ 11 i Weetern If Eggs?State and Penn 15K<3 15* BUFFALO. j Steers?Western 4 35 @ 4 85 ! Sheep?Good to Choice 5 35 @ 5 90 j Lambs?Western 5 5 J & t) 25 i Hogs?Good to Choice Yorks 5 50 @ 5 00 j Flour?Family 4 00 @ 4 50 ; Wheat-No. 1 <M%@ 03 \ Corn?No. 2, Mixed 58^<3 57 : Oats?No. 2, Mixed ? ? 35 Barley?State SS 45 01 EOSTOIf. Beef?Good to choke 7 50 @ 8 CO ; Hogs?Live 5}^<3 6 Northern Dressed.... 6J?g) 1 Pork?Ex. Prime,i>er bbL..l! 75 (ii6 75 I Flour?Spring Wheat pat's.. 4 70 (<j 4 f)5 ' MM Coru?High Mixed. 6'2)?@ 63}^ M Oats?Extra White 4o @ 46 IB Rye?State 60 05)^ fig WATERTOW** (MASS.) CATTLE MARKET ' Bfl Beef-Dressed weight 7 ? 714 H Sheep?Live weight 5 @ |fl Lamb3 6]^@ 7 < U Hogs?Northern 7 @ 7X Hfl PHILADELPHIA. HE Flour?Penn.extra family... 2 75 @ 3 00 H Wheat-No. 2, Red 90*@ 91 flj Corn?State Yellow 67>?<? 5S HI Oats?Mixed...., 37 @ oW H Rye?State 58 HE Butter?Creamery Extra... 30 & 31 Bf| Clw? N. Y. 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