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Germany's Aged Ruler Laid
Away in the Tomb.
A Magnificent But Solemn Spectacle
in Berlin.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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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
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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,
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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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
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Of tho killed twenty were white and ten
colored. Of ohe wounded ten are ladies, I
twenty white male passsngers, and six are
Georgia Visited by n Terrific Deathdealing
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
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.
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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,
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.... 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.
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
John Wannamaker has given t&'j.OOO to
the Young Men's Christian Association at
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
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
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. ... . ... >
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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,
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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
There are five plate-glass factories in this HJ
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
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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 |
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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 [email protected] 16#
Cheese?State Factory 10 @
Skims 5 @ 11 i
Weetern If
Eggs?State and Penn 15K<3 15*
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
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)[email protected] 63}^ M
Oats?Extra White 4o @ 46 IB
Rye?State 60 05)^ fig
Beef-Dressed weight 7 ? 714 H
Sheep?Live weight 5 @ |fl
Lamb3 6]^@ 7 < U
Hogs?Northern 7 @ 7X Hfl
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. Full Cream.. - 0 H
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