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A TRAGEDY IN KENTUCKY.
Terrible Fight Between Widely j Known Politicians. . 1 One Falls Before the Knife and : the Other to the Pistol. " At 1:4o o'clock in the afternoon Colonel William Cassius Goodloo, Collector of Internal Revenue of the Seventh Kentucky District, and Colonel Arm stead M. Swope, met on the Postoffice corridor at Lexington, Ky. i Both were after the mail that was in their letter boxes, which are rather close together. They approached these boxes at almost the ' same instant, and when each saw who the ! other was they glared at each other fiercely, ! and one of the two, it cannot be discovered which, exclaimed: ''You spoke to me; you ! ma ? UUUilCU UiV. This was followed by some angry words from the other man. At. this instant they straightened up, aud each" drew a weapon at the same moment, Swope a revolver and Goodloe a clasp knife. As soon as the I weapons were drawn Swope fired, and Good- i loe knocked the revolver down as it went off, I the ball entering his abdomen on the right side. Goodloe then began stabbing his oppo- i nent in the breast withhis knife, which forced Swope backward toward the money-order door. After several blows had been struck by Goodloe, Swope fired again, missing Goodloe. In a moment after firing the second shot Colonel Swope fell on his face and died almost instantly. On his person were found I thirteen wounds?on his back, arms, and in ! his breast. Immediately after the killing Colonel Goodloe walked to a physician's office, where his wounds were examined. He was perfectly cool and made a disposition of his i property in case of death. Tne cause of the difficulty was a statement made in the Republican Convention of May ! 1, 1888, by Colonel Goodloe, that fully two- | thirds of the Fayette County delegation in the Convention did not speak to Swope. The correspondence between the men occurred about the middle of May, 188S. It was very brief, and simplv withdrew the , remarks each had made about the other, j Since that trouble they have never spoken to each other, and since their differences were settled by the correspondence they have never spoken of each other, acting as if the other had never existed. me oniy persons wno saw tue iigut wore Postmaster MeCliesney, who was just issuing i a money order, William K. Shelby, who was | in the money order lobby, and Harry Swift, a postal clerk*. Shelby aided Goodloe in reaching the physician's office. Late in the night Goodloe gave the following version of tne difficulty: He said that as he went toward his Postoffice box he saw Colonel Swope getting his mail, and, and as he did not wish a difficulty, he waited for Swope to get away with his mail and go out. 1 But after he had procured his mail, Swope still stood in front of his box. Goodloe politely said: "Will you please allow me to get my mail?" The i trouble then began, and with few words. Colonel Swope drew his revolver and attempted to shoot Goodloe in the head. He ( knocked the pistol, and it went off, the bullet going through a package of papers Goodloe had in his hand, and into his abdomen. He attempted to ward off the revolver until he oould get his knife out, and when ho did, he began cutting bis assailant as rapidly as 1 possible until he fell. First Assistant Postmaster-General Clarkson being interviewed at Washington, said: "In the Republican party of the nation there are few men better or more widely admired than Colonel Goodloe. The announcement , of the tragedy will be like a pergonal grief to thousands of Republicans. Colonel Goodloe could have had recognition ander tho present Administration, but he ' preferred to stay in Kentucky because of his j business interests. He was a man of abso- I lute fearlessness, manly, and generous." i The intelligence of the tragedy was a pro- I found shock to a large number of persons in Washington, Colonel Goodloe had many , friends in the capital, and was mgn- | ly esteemed by prominent leaders of both ; political parties. As a member of the Republican National Committee he naturally enjoyed the confidence of the chief public men of the Republican party, and his courtesy, genial nature, and general lovable ; character gave him a warm place in the 1 affections not only of those with whom be was in political accord, but of those ! with whom he differed on national I affairs. By marriage he is related to Senator Beck, of Kentucky, his brother, Major ; Goodloe, of the Marine Corps, having mar- t ried the Senator's daughter. When in the city he was a frequent visitor at Senator . Beck's residence, and bore he met many of , the Democratic members of Congress. The President knew Colonel Goodloe well, and esteemeed him highly. The news of his probably fatal shooting was communicated to him, and affected him to a most v marked extent. The intelligence seemed 5 to stun the President almost as though it had b9en a near relative. ; A book which he was holding in his hand at ; the time fell to the floor, and for a few ; v , "" minutes he paced nervously and abstractedly up and down. Ho asked that any particu- t lars of the tragedy which might be received should be communicated to hmi. Colonel A. M. Swope was about fifty years i ' old and a native of Kentucky. He practised | 0 law at Paris, Ky., until the beginning ' r>f fiio wf>r wlion Via -inirxvl flio TTrtinn i 1 ^anny^ and rose to rank of Colonel, I ] ssrving on General Buell's staff. After ! I the war he -went to Lexington, and re- j I sumed the practice of his profession. He has ' held many positions of trust within the gift of National Administrations, and was regarded as one of the ablest men in his part}*. In the last Kentucky Republican Convention he made a strong fight for Senator Sherman, but was unsuccessful in his attempt to have j the delegation instructed for the Senator, being opposed by Colonel Goodloe. In 1S77 Mr. Swope was" appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the Seventh Kentucky District, and resigned in 1883. He was an I applicant for Commissioner of Internal j Revenue under President Harrison, but was ! defeated, it is asserted, through the enmity of Colonel Goodloe. William Cassius Goodloe was born in Madison County in 1841. His great grandfather was General Greetf Clay, who commanded a brigade in the Northwestern campaign under General Harrison. In 1S81 he accompanied j his uncle. Cassius M. Clay, to Russia, wnere j he was sent as Minister by President Lin- i coin. Mr. Goodloe acted as Secretary of | the Legation until 18G'2, when he i returned and joined the Union army ; as Assistant Aujuouu-vrenerai r.i voiun- ; teers, serving until 18t>4. when he resijnied j and commenced the practice of law in Lex: i ington. In 1SGS he was elected a delegate to | the National Republican Convention, and was appointed a member of the committer to notify General Grant of his nomination. In 1873 he was elected to the State Senate, and the following winter was nominated by the Republican caucus for United States Senator. ME. BAYARD'S MARRIAGE. The ex-Secretary of State's Second Matrimonial Venture. Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, ex-Secretary of j State, and Miss Mary Willing Clymer, were ; married the other afternoon, at the bride's residence in Washington, in the presence of a distinguished company. The intention was to have the wedding as quiet as possible, and the invitations, numbering about 150, were confined to the relatives of the con trading parties ana a lew personal mentis. Among the latter were ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland, ex-Secretary anil Mrs. Fairehild and Mrs. Dickinson, ex-AssistantSecretary and Mrs. Rives, who came to Washington for the express purpose of at- j tending the wedding. The Bayard family was represented by Miss Bayard, Misses Florence, Louise and Ellen Bayard. Philip J. Bayard, James Williams, Jeremiah Smith j and wife, and Miss Elizabeth H. Smith, all | of Delaware; Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Warren, of j Boston, and Thomas F. Bayard, Jr., of New ' Haven, Conn. The bride is a great granddaughter of i George Clyraer, one of the signers of the i Declaration of Independence, and a relative I of ex-Representative Heister Clynier.of Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Ella Dietz Clynier, President of the New York Sorosis. She was giveu in marriage by her brother. Dr. Shubrick Clynier, of Boston. A reception and breakfast followed the marriage and soon after the newly married couple left the city for a tour to New York and other Northern cities. -V . - -vv - -\ .** ..' ' * \T > .- - s* 4 . * ; ? y . * _ ?* THE SEWS EPITOMIZED. I Eastern and Middle States.' A collision of gravel trains occurred near Dover, Me., killing John Shay, of Bangor, and an unknown Italian. Miss Catherine Drexel. of Philadelphia, heiress of over $5,000,000, received the white veil in the chapel of the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Pittsburg, Penn. A fire on the river road in Bedford. N. H.. destroyed the house of Samuel W. Dunbar. Two children, a six-year-old child of Joseph Ricker and a five-year-old boy of John Hart, were burned to death. In a railroad collision near Altoona. Penn., William Stevens, a brakemau, was killed and two other persons injured. Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, has voted to install the Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott as its pastor. The World's Fair Site Committee of New York decided to use no part of Central Park for the site, and the resolutions were accepted with cheers by the General Committee. The State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, William B. Hart, has died at Harrisburg, Penn. Tuir Dil Prorlnoprs' Association of Pennsvl vunia has raised $12,000,000 for the purpose of laying a pipeline and building refineries in opposition to the Standard Oil Company. Five boilers at Pardee & Co.'s coal mines, near Hazleton, Penn., exploded, killing John Burke, Frank Munck and Joseph Rand. Cold water in a hot boiler was the cause. Three men have been killed by a terrific explosion in Wylie & Wallace's chemical works at Philadelphia. The trustees of the Brooklyn Tabernacle have decided upon the plans for a new and splendid church, to cost $150,000. Three prisoners, named respectively Brooks, Bertrand and Ricord, all charged with theft, cscaped from jail at St. Albans, Vt. Mr. Robert Bonner, of New York, has bought the great three-year-old filly Sunol for $40,000. Sunol recently trotted the fastest mile since 1885, achieving a record of i.ioy.. A large and enthusiastic meeting of Anarchists was held in the Cooper Institute. New York city, to commemorate the second mniversary of the execution of the Anarchists at Chicago. Speeches were made by John Most and Sergius E. Shevitsch, and a bloody social revolution was predicted. South and West. A fire has occurred in Petersburg, Va., vhich destroved property to the value of (750,000, and caused the loss of one life. At Bayou Boeuf, La., a madman attacked t number of men with a knife, killing one, ind badly wounding three others. He was ifterward killed himself. Frequent burnings of barns and hayricks n McDonough and Hancock Counties, 111., sause much excitement among the farmers, *-ho are keeping a sharp lookout for the orch bearers. George Hancock. Mormon high priest, las been arrested at Payson, Utah, charged vith murdering Mrs. Hatch and her son, Jeorge Jones. Oscar Berghstrom, of Willmar, Minn., vhile hunting, was drowned in Long Lake, tie accompanied Nordenskjold, the explorer, >n his expedition north of Asia. A fire in a new' thirteen-story flouring nill in St. Paid, Minn., has caused the detraction of that mill, with a loss of $180,000. Fifteen convicts confined in the peniten:iary at Huntsville, Ala., attempted toesjape. One of thein was shot and killed and ,wo others were wounded. Hundreds of cattle and sheep perished in i severe snowstorm in New Mexico, and at east five cowboys were frozen to death. Fire has destroyed property to the value )f $100,000 at Columbus, Ohio. The clothes taken from the body of Dr. Uronin by his murderers, with his case of in- J itruments, have been found in a sewer at | Chicago. J. D. Vaun has been hanged at Summitrille, Tenn., for the murder of North White. 3e had tried suicide twice, and the rope ank into the wound, breaking his neck. At Leesburg, Va., one hundred armed nen took Owen Andrews, colored, eighteen rears of age, from jail and hanged him for ittemptingto assault Miss Leith, a white chool girl. The convention of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union began in Chisago. A woman, said to be an important witness n the Cronin murder case, was sand>agged in Chicago. The Catholic Centennial was opened at Baltimore by an imposing procession of icclesiastics and pontifical high mass, at vhich Archbishop Ryan preached the sernon. ' 'German Dat" was celebrated in Louisville, Ky., by Turners singing societies and ther organizations to the number of 15,000. Colonel William Goodloe died from the ffects of the wounds he received in his enounter at Lexington, Ky., with Colonel jwope, in which the latter was killed. Patrick Airv, a pugilist of New Orleans, vas shot and killed by Andy Berrill. Miss Francis E. Willard was re-elected Resident of the Woman's Christian Temperince Union, which met in Chicago. A FREIGHT train was derailed near Kenton, renn., and badly wrecked. Brakeman fhomas Carter and Engineer Thornton Smmons were killed, and Fireman Avery ludson and Conductor De Witt Newman vere seriously injured. Nearly complete returns show that Eoies Democrat) has a plurality or about uwu ior Governor of Iowa. The remainder of the Republican State ticket was successful by iluralities ranging from 1000 to 3000. C. A. Ross, a preacher living near Locke:ord, Cal., shot and killed his wife, his eightyear-old son and himself. He was a Metholist prcacher for several years, but lately aad been an itinerant Congregationalism engaged in selling books. Charles A. Smith, a prominent Alabama politician, and brother of ex-Governor William A. Smith, was shot and killed by Calvin Brown in Cloburne. The killing is supposed to be the result of a political quarrel. The Catholic College at Ealtimore adjourned sine die after adopting a declaration of principles. A woman testified in the Cronin murder trial at Chicago that she saw Dr. Cronin eutc-r the Carlson cottage shortly before his murder; heard blows, then something fall, followed by cries of "0 God!" "O Jesus!'' Her testimony had visible effect 011 the accused men. Thf.ee white men were fishing nearSelma, Ala., when the river bank cavcd in upon them. All three were killed. "Washington. The President has appointed William T. Hopper to be Collector of Customs for the District of Perth Amboy, N. J., and William W. Bates, of New York, to be Commissioner of Navigation. ^ Ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland visited the White House to pay their respects to President and Mrs. Harrison. Secretary Tracy has ordered Rear Admiral D. L. Braine to the command of the New York Navy Yard. President Harrison has signed and issued tin/ proclamation admitting Montana t*' 4 ii*2 v inuii. i ijc proclamation is simitar to those admitting North and South Dakota. Six special committees were appointed by the President of the Maritime Conference, and a number of amendments to the Rules ;il' the Road were adopte J by the Conference. The annual report of Colonel C. McCaw|f?y. Commander of the Marine Corps, shows that there arc !Wi enlisted men in the service? t>04 on board ship, and 93!) on shore duty. The President has appointed Charles P. Lincoln, of Michigan, to be Second Deputy Commissioner of Pensions. The annual report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs Morgan recommends the absorption of the Indians as American citizens and th-.; full recognition of their individuality. The President has issued a proclamation admitting Washington to the Union. Great Britain has removed the limitation placed upon her delegation at the International Maritime Conference, in regard to the scope of the programme to be considered. The International Maritime Conference voted down a motion to strike out the rule % "' *' ; ; '. providing that vessels approaching each other in a fog shall slow down. Arthur Laferastree,delegate from Hayti to the International Congress, was presented to Secretary Blaine and the President. Foreign. The closing of the Paris Exposition was marked by a orilliant fete. Four hundred thousand persons were present, the largest attendance since the opening of the Exhibition. It is reported at Zanzibar that the Masais or Somalis have massacred Dr. Peters, the German African explorer, and his whole party except one European and one Somali, ivho were wounded and who are now at Xgao. Tnp sum of $400,000 was paid over by the Pro\, acial '.-io\ -irnment of Quebec to the Jesuit Order in Canada, in consideration of ;he order's total and perpetual abandonment of claims to the estates which became :he property of the Crown when the order was suppressed nearly a century ago. The American ship Cheseborough, Capain Ericsson, from Hiogo for New York, las been lost off the Northern coast of Japan. Nineteen of her crew were drowned. O.v the eve of his departure from Constan;inople for Berlin Count Herbert Bismarck lad an audience with the Sultan, who promsed to Germany and the Triple Alliance the !riendship of Turkey. An explosion has oocurred in a dynamite 'actorv near Bilboa, Spain. Four persons ivere killed and many were injured. The volcano of Colima. Mexico, is in active eruption. Many buildings in its vicinity have been thrown down, and for miles iround the forests are on fire. Princess Marie, wife of Prince Alexanier of Battenberg, recently ruling Prince of Bulgaria, has died at Gratz, Germany. Sixty prominent adherents of General Boulanger have been holding a conference at iris residence on the island of Jersey. Dervishes on the warpath in Abyssinia were defeated, three of their Chiefs being imong the slain. The British cruiser Amphion, with the Governor General of Canada on board, while ?n route from Victoria, British Colombia, to Esquimault, struck a rock and was seriously injured. The Budget Committee of the German Reichstag has approved the scheme of a new Colonial Department. Many notable men were present at a banquet given in London in honor of P. T. Barnurn, the great showman. The first sod of the Nicaragua Canal was formally turned air.id the booming of cannon and the cheers of thousands of spectators. The French Government has prohibited a proposed Boulangist demonstration. At a public meeting in Sydney, Australia, resolutions were adopted in favor of colonial federation. The new Lord Mayor of London, Sir Henry Aaron Isaacs, has been installed in office with the usual show. Prince Albert Victor, son of the Prince of Wales, arrived in Bombay, India, and was given an enthusiastic welcome. Bishop O'Dwyer, of Limerick, Ireland, has issued a pastoral letter forbidding the clergy of the diocese to grant absolution to any person guilty of boycotting or pursuing the Plan of Campaign. Great loss of life has been caused in China by a flood in the Yang-tze Kiang River. rr*?? ??1 ? ? viaa orrivflih I Hi# SUIttl CA^VUUIVll UCU Ha...vv> safely at St. Vincent, Cape de Verde Islands. Barnum'S show opened in London in the presence of 26,000 spectators. General Corona, ex-Minister to Spain and Governor of the State of Jalasico, in Mexico, while on his way to a theatre in Guadalajara, was stabbed to death by a madman. General Boulanger has issued a ' manifesto" to the French people from the Isle of Jersey. Great distress exists in the Transvaal. South Africa, resulting from drought ana famine. The situation was reported to b? critical at Johannesburg, where breadstuffs were selling at famine prices. A dispatch from Shanghai, China, say' that the Emperor, who married against hh will in obedience to his mother, now refusei to see either his mother or his wife. The hands employed on the steam crafl on the Thames at London, and on the Clydt at Glasgow, went on strike. Mr. Concert, the representative in th< City of Mexico of Thomas A. Edison, has made a contract with the Mexican Govern i ment for the establishment of a phonographic postal service. j Prince Albert Victor of "Wales reviewec <000 troops at Poonah, India, and afterwarc visited the Rajah of Kolapore, and in th< evening attended a State ball. M. Deroulede and other Boulangist: were arrested for attempting a demonstra tion in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. ? - rr !, L.i. 11 i XL. DISPATCHES irom zianzioar suive uuuu im fortified camps of the Arabs in Usanbara anc Usebara coast districts have beem stormed by flyinc columns of German soldiery anc hostiles dispersed. . THE NATIONAL FINANCES. Figures From the Anuual Report of the United States Treasurer. United States Treasurer, Huston, in his annual report says that the past fiscal year is characterized as a remarkable one in the listory of the public finances, both the revi snues and the expenditures having been exj ceeded but a few times since the foundation of the Government. The former amounted to ?<87,030,038. and the latter to $299,288,978 ! inclusive of $17,292,362 paid in premium on I bonds purchased. The surplus revenues on I June 30 were *87,761,060 n decrease of 5=23,580,193, as compared with the year before, counting premium on bonds as an ordinary expenditure. On June 30, 18S8, there was in the Treasurer's custody, in cash and effective credits, the sum of ?764,729,335, and a year later the sum of $760,643,871. The current liabilities -1 -L - 1 f??1.?Q0<*1 'AA7 | aecreasea iu mia vui hum I to $127,031,880 and the reserve from $229,805,600 to ?193,097,047. The gold in the Treasury in excess of certificates outstanding I was $193,610,172 in 18S8, and $186,257,490 iu IS89. The changes that took place in tho currency were au increase of about $34,000,000 in the stock of silver, a contraction of $11,000,000 in the national bank circulation, and a loss of ?25,750,000 of gold, less thau four per cent, of the stock. The total stock of gold, silver, and circulating notes, excluding the certifi;ates of deposit, which are merely representative of moneys in the Treasury/was $1,698,904,649 for 1888, and $1,066,095,420 for 1889, making an apparent contraction of about $33,000,000 in the total currency of the country. As the holdings of the Treasury decreased in the interval iu the sum of $41,000,000, the circulation increased about $8,000,000. The public lost $18,000,000 of gold and $30,000,000 of notes,and gained $50,000,000 in silver. The increase of the circulation of silver certificates was about $50,000,000, having kept pace with the rate for the two previous irooru Thonnw issues of small denomina tions appear to have fully supplied the needs of the country, and no further difficulty is apprehended in furnishing such denominations as they are wanted, within the limits of the coinage of silver dollars. These certificates now exceed in volume every other kind of paper currency except United States notes. The coinage of the standard silver dollars has proceeded without any incident worthy of remark. Without much change in the amount in circulation, there is a tendency toward a decrease. As the efforts to increase the circulation have proved futile, no extraordinary inducements have been held out to the public to take them. During the year the national banks withdrew $#50,310,900 of their bonds held by the Treasury as security for circulating notes or public moneys. The deposits amounted to 25,243,700. There remained at the close of the year $148,121,450, belonging to 32<!2 banks, as security for circulation, and $45,222.000, belonging to 270 banks, as security for deposits. The amount of public moneys held bv depository banks ran dov.n from *58,712,51 l.U to $47,250,714.SO. the result mainly of the voluntary acts of the banks in surrendering the deposits and withdrawing their bonds. The semi-annual tax on circulation amounted to ?1,410,331 for the rear. A Treasury warrant for $293 was issue,-1 recently in favor of Honore Levernier, Company B, First Wisconsin Cavalry, now resident in Chicago, the amount due him as his portion of the reward offered by the Goverai ment for the capture of Jefferson Davis. A BUNGLING EXECUTION. The Hangman Loses His Nerve, Causing a Fearful Scene. Groans and Contortions of the Dangling Victim, Joseph M. Hillman, convicted of the murder of Herman Seideman, a Hebrew pedler, has been executed in a corridor of the Gloucester C'ountv Jail at Woodbury, N. J. James Vanhise, the professional hangman of Newark, furnished the gallows and conducted the hanging, Sheriff Ridgway merely pulling the rope which operated the fatal drop. The gallows was of the sort which requires no scaffold, but by weights and a rope running over pullies jerks the criminal upward and lets him drop the length of the slack. This was the thirty-sixth execution of the kind performed by Vanhise, but notwithstanding his experience the execution was badly managed and caused a sickening scene in the jail. m' ' 1 * t\tt Ji 110 extraordinary nerve uiapajcu %.>j young Hillman during the trial in court did not forsake him in the closing ordeal. He slept well during the night and in the moraine ate his breakfast with relish. During the morning hours he was visited by Rev. W. Nobles and Rev. George Carter, the two ministers who acted as his spiritual advisers since he was sentenced; his counsel, Messrs. Harris and Scovel, and by his father and brother Ephraim, the latter remaining to witness the execution. In bidding his father farewell Joe broke down and wept freelv, but soon recovered his composure. To the ministers and his counsel he adhered to the statement he has repeated often, that he did not do the killing alone, but was assisted by another man. To that alleged accomplice ne has at different times given different names. He expressed himself as not only fearless of death, but entirely willing to die, as he was sure he had j been forgiven. The persons designated under the law to witness the execution, about twenty-five in number, assembled in the jail corridor at 10:25 a. m. Hillman was led from his cell at the farther end from the gallows, his arms pinioned, the black cap placed on his head, I and the noose with a short piece of rope about his neck. Escorted by the Sheriff and the two ministers, he walked with firm step to the gallows, and the end of the rope on his neck was attached to the rope hanging from the upper beam, xne ministers mtv.<= ?oodby, with a few words of consolation, and the Sheriff asked him if he had anything to say. Speaking in a voice loud and distinct, Hillman said: "Dear friends, I am about going co heaven. All I have got to say is, that my wife had nothing to do with it. I am the only Hillman that touched him. I have forgiven fou all. and I hope you have forgiven me, md some day I hope to meet you all in leaven." The cap was drawn down over the face, Vanhise adjusted the noose, Joe saying as he slipped it up. "Don't draw it so tight," and Sheriff Ridg-way pulled the rope. The body ?hot upward to the top of the gallows, about fourteen feet high, dropped until the feet nearly touched the floor, fetching up with a sharp reliound, and then hung for a few seconds entirely motionless. Then the arms and legs began to twitch, the hands were raised as high as the strap fastening the arms would ailow, and heartrending moans, some of them almost similar to articulate utterances, escaped from the wretched mau. ! The noose had loosened instead of tighten! ing, and the knot having slipped from the j side to the front of the head, there was no j pressure on the front of the throat. The I executioner seized the rope to readjust the noose, two officers lifting the body to aid him ' '?'Tl.lrnnt Tcnc clir>n/>H llnwn atlH I 1UUUIU? I*V?. A iiv uuvw - ? | held in place, and as the weight of the body j again rested in the noose the throttled man's hand that had clutched the hangman's coat relaxed, and all the struggles ceased. The scene was too painful for many of the spectators, who turned their faces away from the sickening sight, and some of them left the jail as hurriedly as possible. "Horrible!" "Outrageous!" "Brutal-!" were words heard on every hand. In eight minutes from the drop the pulse ceased to beat. Six minutes later pulsation at the heart stopped, and the man was pronounced to be aead at .five minutes to eleven. Vanhise's explanation of the unsuccessful ! execution was that he became unnerved when Hillman asked him not to make the noose tight, and yielded too much to the request. The crime for which Hillman paid the death penalty was committed over a year ago, and remained for four months undiscovered. One day last March a man fishing in Nash's mill pond at Turnerville found the nearlv nude body of a man bearing marks on the head that indicated murder. The body was not identified at first, but about three days afterward it was fmind to be that of Herman Siedeman, a pedler who had been known to make trips in that neighborhood and had been missing from his boardine place in Philadelphia since tlie early part of November, 1888. The fact that Joe Hillman adopted the vocation pf pedler about the time the murder was supposed to have been committed, coupled with a rather bad reputation, directed suspicion to him. He was placed under arrest and Prosecutor Perry and Detective Garrison worked away at the case until a mass of damaging evidence had been colj lected. The trial, which took place in Sep| tember, lasted eight days. At the time of I Hillman's arrest he was twenty years old and kept house with a wife and baby. A CATHOLIC CONGRESS, Celebrating the Centennial of Catholicism in the United States. The Catholic Centennial Cougress began its sessions a few days ago in Baltimore, i The delegates, to the number of 1200, assisted : at a solemn Pontifical mass in the morning, ! celebrated by Archbishop Corrigan. of New I York. The sermon was preacnea i>y .ircubishop Gross, of Oregon. He welcomed the i delegates and gave a brief outline of the history of the Church in America for tho past | 100 years. At the conclusion of tha sermon j the delegates marched to the Concordia I Opera House. The Congress was called to order by WillI iam J. Onahan, of Chicago. Archbishop i Ireland, of St. Paul.prayed that the light of j the Holy Spirit might be shed upon the deliberations of the Congress. Mr. Onahan read the following message from the Pope, ) whose name was greeted with tumultuous | applause: "Having made known to the Holy Father j the expressions of devotions conveyed to him on the part of the Catholic Congress to be j held in Baltimore, his Holiness graciously bids me to say that he most affectionately im! parts his blessing to all the members. "(Signed) Si. Cardinal P.ampolla." Mr. Onahan then welcomed the delegates of the foreign countries as well as those of I the United States, and said he hoped that in 1S92 they would have the pleasure of welcom| ing them to an International Congress. Ex-Governor John Lee Carroll, of Maryland, was elected Temporary Chairman, and I six Secretaries were appointed. A long list ! of Vice-Presidents from each Slate was alsc , read. In taking the chair ex-Governor Carroll i cniti t-hat. in Mnrvland the American Church I was practically founded, and it was proper that the laymen should meet upon this halI lowed ground and renew their allegiance tc I the doctrines they profess, and show to their ! fellow-countrymen the true relations between the Church and this Government, j The Congress, he said, assembled with thf I sanction of the hierarchy, and by virtue ol ! the authority of the Constitution of the Uuitec States. He cited the cases of Archbishop Carroll, Chief Justice Taney and General Sheridan, to show that the American Catholic has ever beeu foremost iu the councils anc the battlefield. J)aniel Dougherty, of New York; Fathei Nugent, of Liverpool, England; Honore Merrier, Prime Minister of Quebec, and exUnited States Senator Francis A. Kernan.ol New York, followed in brief addresses congratulating the Congresaon its successful inj uuguration. ! The strike of the Scottish schoolboys I which began at Harwick, spread to Glas I gow, and other places in the west of Scot I land, and also into Ayrshire and about Aber | deen. The boys formed regular labor-liki I parades, with banners and cries for "sbortei | hours." The strike also spread into England The other day 100 malcontents paraded tb I streets of Barnet, demanding "abolition o the cane, less hours in school, les3 parsing ' and no home lessons." LATER NEWS. The Brewers' Board of Trade of New York city has promised half a million dollars to the World's Fair fund. The investigation of the New York City Dock Department revealed gross carelessness, ignorance and dishonesty. A mass-meeting has been held at Guthrie, Indian Territory, to take action regarding Secretary Noble's intention to remove the cattlemen forcibly from the Indian lands, if they do not move off of their own accord. The Secretary's determination was unanimously approved. Captain Stephen A. Moore was instantl ly killed and I\ E. JacksOn badly wounded I at Cambridge, Md., by the explosion of a gun while firing salutes. The Iowa delegates to the convention of 5he W. C. T. U., at Chicago, under the lead of Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, withdrew in a body. Mrs. Foster's action was on account of the j non-partisan issue which the convention decided against her. I Mrs. William Cassius Goodloe has ap j plied for the position of Collector of Internal Revenue for the Seventh District of KenI tucky, made vacant by the killing of her husband at Lexington by Colonel A. M. Swope. The Capitol Hotel at Dallas, Texas, has been destroyed by fire. The seventy five inmates lost all their clothing, most of them escaping in their night clothes. Two drunken men perished in the flames. William Griffith, aged 73, sexton of the Strawbridge M. E. Church, Baltimore, committed suicide in the church by inhaling gas. ! The Ordnance Department of the Navy | has awarded a contract for furnishing 2000 revolvers to the Colt Arms Company, HartI ford. Conn., at $12.50 each. Admiral Gherardl whose management of affairs at Hayti during the troubles there last summer won for him the thanks of Secretary Tracy, has been ordered to proceed to the West Indies again. He will go in either the Kearsarge or Galena. The American delegates to the Marine Conference banqueted the foreign delegates at Washington. A large number of Government officials were present Dr. Norvin Green,President of the West, em Union Telegraph Company, has informed Postmaster-General Wanamaker that the company cannot accept the reduction of rates Mr. Wanamaker proposed. Plans for two 1000-ton gunboats, a practice ship and the Thomas cruising monitor have been completed at the Navy Department. The Catholic University in Washington was opened with impressive ceremonies. The President and Secretary Blaine were among the speakers at the banquet. The delegates to the International Amerii can Congress returned to Washington on | their special train, having traveled nearly 6000 miles. The persons arrested for taking part in the attempted 3oulangist demonstration in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, numbered 158. All but sixty of the prisoners were afterward discharged. Two lives have been lost and much property in the vicinity was damaged by the breaking of the dam at McClellin's flouring mills, about a mile west of Alton, Ontario. TIE LABOR WOBLD, The strike of the coal miners in Belgium has collapsed. The New England Lasters' Protective UnU 1A AAA 1 iuii una iu,uw iiicuiucis. An assembly of the Knights of Labor has been formed in Oklahoma. The Brotherhood of Railway Brakemen is now the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. The Journeymen Tailors' Union of America has now local organizations in 104 of our cities. Several German unions in New York city have clases where English is taught to members who cannot speak the language. All the machinists of the United States are to form a national union for the mutual protection of its members against the employers. The formation of great federations like that projected for the railroads will soon be undertaken by several trades that are not j yet organized. The Supreme Court of Montana decides ; that mechanics' wages must be paid before j any other debts are liquidated out of an insolvent debtor's assets. ! Eighteen planters in Hayes and Caldwell j Counties, Texas, are accused of importing ; Mexicans into the United States to pick cot; j ton on their plantations. ! To I T m-aat lnhnr nrcrnmVflf.iori the PatrOUS of Husbandry, is -growing rapidJy in Michigan, and nearly 100,000 of the farmers of the State have joined it this year. The sailors and firemen of the port of New ; York have organized a trade uuiou. It will j work in harmony with similar organizations ! in England, Ireland and Scotland. i Eight-hour meetings are being held in the j orincipal cities in England, where it is bej Iieved thsre will be a general eight>hour j system soon. At present nine hoars is the ; rule. On July !i, 1859, the Iron Moulders' Union of America was organized, having but a few ' local unions. There are now 250 locals and : j 28,000 members, of whom fully 20,000 are in benefit. j The window-glass manufacturers of Find! ley, Ohio, have advanced tbe prices of win j dow glass fifteen per cent., to conform with i the recent advance made by the Pittsburgh ' ! houses. There are altogether 42.740.000 spindles in 1 : operation in the various manufacturing towns j of England. The total number of mechanical 1 iooms in Europe is estimated at 1,000,000, of j which 600,000 are in England. j There have now been three conferences j between representatives of the Knights of 1 j Labor and the Federation of Labor. Tbe ) questions that were under debate at them ' j will be brought before the National Convenj tions of both bodies. i A RESOLUTION has been passed by tho Conf ventionof the National Association of Silk j Workers at Yonkers, N. Y.. that all the 1 members should unite in the endeavor to I bring about an equalization of wages in the | trade all over the country. 1 j In some of the villages in the North of Ire j land are still to be found "thatchers." They I j thatch couutry houses with straw, but their j services are not often needed. Most of them ' are old men. Their average earnings all the year round are $2.50 to $3 a week. j The New Jersey State Factory Inspector i4m nort cocciViii says he win see u> 11- mm, i , of the Legislature, any factory owner send | ing ignorant or unskilled persons to work j about machinery known to be dangerous , j shall be held accountable for all injury or ? damage done. Senator Stanford, of California, has ' j finished with Chinatnen in his Vina vine' yard. The Superintendent says that white ' labor is much more profitable than Chinese, ; t;ver. at far high' r waxes. He declines to 1 , pay low wag. -, its, he says, the other system j is much the mo^-t productive. j In Nevada electricity runs the very deep | mines and has increased production twenty* j five per cent. The men who work at 311)0 j feet deep live only a few years.notwithstandj ing the fact they work only about two hours [ rer day. Thcv get more pay than eiglitj hour men. They work fifteen minutes and ' rest forty-five. I ! An address was recently delivered in a . ! Brooklyn church by the fiarl of Aleath on the condition of the English toilers. He said s i that, through the operations of benevolent r j societies, there had been erected for the . I working people of London a new class of 8 1 houses, which give good actommodations at f i a rent not exceeding $1.50 per week, while in ; j Dublin an excellent dwelling can b? procur ed ' lor i? JKT -.vst's. THE NEXT CENSOR The Superintendent's Report of the Preliminar} Operations. Important New Features That Have Been Projected. The report of Robert P. Porter, Superintendent of the Eleventh Census, to the Secretary of the Interior, concerning the operations of the census office since June 1, 18S9, which has just been made, ^explains in detail the vast amount of work that has already been done, preliminary to the active field work that will begin next year. For the purpose of the enumeration of population, a division of the country into supervisors' districts has been made, and the result published in Census Bulletin No. 1. The work preliminary to the enumeration is well in hand, and a considerable amount of it is already done. The population [ schedule has been prepared, and in addition to I the information called for by the tenth census schedule, will ascertain what language is spoken by every person ten years of ago and opward; how long adult males of foreign birth have been in the United States, and whether they are naturalized; how many * "* " * ?1 ? ? Vio/J onrl children eacn mameu wuuiou UnQ uau^ uuu | how many of such children are living, and the classification by race will include raulattoes, quadroons and octoroons. The classification of occupations will be more complete than ever before. Owing to improvements in the records of some of the States, and to the active co-operation of 80,000 physicians, to whom registers have been sent, the vital statistics wiS bo more complete than it was possible to make them in the census of 18S0. Among the important new features of this work is a special study of the birth and death rates, and of the principal causes of death in twenty-four of the largest cities; a special study of the influences of race upon fecundity and mortality, and a special study of the relations of occupation to death rates, and to particular causes of death. The inquiry regarding the names, organizations and length of service of the surviving veterans of the Rebellion who served the United States will call for a report of eight quarto volumes, of lOOOpages each. The work in the division of Wealth, Debt and Taxation, is now well advanced, audits results, embracing a large variety of information about public finance, will be published next summer. Among other things, it will exhibit the financial condition of every county, city, town and incorporated village in the country at the end of each fiscal year since 188U, with a full analysis of receipts, expenses and assets. The clause in the law relating to recorded indebtedness has opened an entirely new field of inquiry and a problem as to methods without precedent in census work. The report goes on to say: "The manifest and manifold difficulties in arriving at the debt represented by the apparent debt, as it ap ? nt Ao rinhlio r?*ords of the I PCUTB UU liuc Aa\.u wi wuw ^u?..v ...? ,? country, are, at first thought, almost insurmountable. Further, the cost of such an investigation, if pursued by the direct method of searching ail records and canvassing the Sarties to whom they relate, would doubtless e greatly in excess of any sum contemplated by Congress in making its appropriations. Under these circumstances, some preliminary and local inquiries have been instituted in the States of Illinois, Iowa, New York and Massachusetts, and within a short time the results of the investigation will be given to the public in a census bulletin." The statistics of agriculture, it is expected, will be more complete than ever before, and may include some new features in relation to irrigation, dairy and poultry products, ranch cattle, and the number of animals other than those on farms. The preliminary work in j the division of manufactures indicates that their statistics will be more complete and ac| curate than tho country has ever had before, j The field work methods of the tenth census j will be improved upon, and all the schedI ules of that census, in this division, J have been enlarged. The information to be | obtained about the business of railroad, tele| graph, telephone and express companies, and of water-ways, will be of the highest interest, i The Superintendent suggests that it may be j necessary to ask for additional legislation, in ' order chat his office may be empowered to secure such information. PROMINENT PEOPLE. ^ President Hippolytb, of Hayti, is a President Harrison rarely attends the theatres. Secretary ok War Proctor is called the "silent man" in Washington. Cardinal Newman, who is in his eightieth fear, is the oldest living Cardinal. Qoeen Victoria went to church the other Sunday for the first time in a year. M. Constans, who defeated Boulanger, is : said to be th9 coming man in French politics. Professor Huxley says his closest com| paru'on for the last fifty years has been dyspepsia. The Pope has made Rev. Dr. Grace, late Bishop of St. Paul, Minn., a titular archbishop. Admiral Kimberly, in command of our Pacific squadron, has been in the service for forty years. Mrs. Mary F. Shendley, of London, has I presented Pittsburg, Penn., with 300 acres of J land for a park. : Spurgeon, the great Baptist preacher. ! generally devotes thirty minutes to the prepa ration of a sermon. ! Postmaster-General Wanamaker lias j itarted a Bible class in the Church of the Covenant in Washington. The Empsror William, of Germany, recently discharged an attendant for the of! fense of reading a French novel. [ Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of leffer: son Davis, in company with Mrs. Joseph | Pulitzer, has sailed from New York for I Havre. j Prince Bismarck recently gave the fol; lowing advice to his son: "Be moderate ill j work, moderate in eating, and also moderate I in drinking.*' i John Field, the new postmaster at Philai .lelphia, was born in Derry County, Ireland, fifty-five years ago. and came to America at the age or fourteen. Tennyson selects the cays when the elements are at their worst for "his tramps over the downs on the Isle of Wight, on which his isolated country house is located. T. V. Powderlt, the chief of the Knights of Labor, possesses a most remarkable memory for names and faces. Although ho I meets thousands of people every year he never j forgets them. I Karl Falkenstein, the inventor of the j famous smokeless powder, was a chemist in Vienna only three years ago. His invention was scornfully rejected by the Austrian Government. Baron Alfred, the present head of the ! nouse of Rothschild, is pudgy, bald-headed *nd side-whiskered. His years are nine and forty, and he lives in London, where he gives lumptuous entertainments. Cardinal Gibbons not only favors capital punishment but thinks there is entirely too much leniency iu the treatment of muri ierers, altogether too much delay between ! the sentence and its execution. | President Carnot and United States Miuj Ister Reid have become warm friends in | Paris. It is rumored that the former has promised to visit this country under the guidance of Mr. Reid at some future time. nf . ? ) in nnanin? a 11GW Sal ''ltt.-hjs.ftal< x>vv'*<?, ? 0 ? _ ration haJl in London, denedany one to point ' )ut any authorized doing of the salvation > irmy not justified from the Bible. They had I J700 societies and 8000 oflieers, for the most 1 part self-supported. and the annual income j vns not less tfcan ?4,01)0,000. I George Vandebbilt. who is about to ! buiiii the splendid country seat at Asheville, N". C., is the youngest son of the late William H. Vanderbi'lt. He is a bachelor and is now I ibout twenty-seven years old: is tall and flight in figure and of dark complexion, hair i ind eyes. He cares nothing for society, and ! s most happy when in his library with his ] !>ooks. His legacy from his father was j t?,0in>,000, together with a library and many ' the pictures in the Vnnd erbilt callery. ? The new crown which has been manufac| tured for the German Emperor by the court jeweler weighs three pounds, and is adorned j with a hundred fine diamonds. That provided for the Empress is ornamented with eleven pearls and nearly tifteeu hundred diamonds. I THE COUNTRY'S TOILEBS. ^ ? A Demand to Have the Census Shoiij Mortgages on Farms and Homes. ' The Western Economic Association, at St^. Louis, has issued the following address: There is a growing feeling that the fanners, and other wealth-producers do not receive ah equitable return for their toil. The state- ; >. mente are repeatedly made that "the ridrfr"- ;? are growing richer, and the poor poorer;" v. : that ninety-five per cent.of the wealth of the ; country is owned by less than five per cent, - V of the population; that three-fifths of all the 5 wealth is in the hands of less than thirty ^ thousand persons; and that the sturdy, self- ? respecting farmer is becoming the Americanpeasant. Lack of facts upon which to base- % conclusions has rendered even theorising ' valueless, and ignorance of the truth makes '1 the prevalent discontent only more danger-- ' ous. The first requisite to an intelligent dis- \ cussion of the subject is a knowledge of the- )? actual facts in the case. Up to this tune none- J of any importance have been collected.' Much statistical information has been gath- I ered and published to show the production aC wealth in this country, but none to show Its distribution. An important step in this di- > rection, in fact the primary step, would be 1 the collcction of data to show to what extent the farms and the homes, the bases of OQT civilization, are owned by their occupants and . free from debt. Correspondence has been bad with the chiefs of the Bureaus of Statistics of the various States, asking them whether ' > they had collected any such information.- V.^ With singular unanimity they reply that the facts are of great importance and ought to bo collected, out that the labor and expense of such an investigation are too great to be ' undertaken by a State Bureau, and that th< work naturally devolves on the National Census. Mr. ftobert P. Porter, Superintends i ent of 1>he Eleventh Census, in reply to correspondence on this subject, says that the act authorizing the census did not contemplate ' the collection of these data; that before he ' can undertake the work there must be special legislation by Congress instructing him to do' so, and that be wiU lay the matter before the- ^ Secretary of the Interior with a view to curing such legislation. Thero is no doubt ' that if a general public demand existed, the * legislation could be secured. The country cannot afford to wait till another census for the facts, as at least fifteen years would ber\ " required to make them public, and in these > days of the rapid concentration of wealth into-1 \i a few hands that time is too long for a diagnosis of the case. By that date patient may be fatally ill. With a view to creating such a demand, the "Western Economic Association, of Sfe ; ^ Louis, has issued this address to the farmers ' v and other wealth-producers of the country.. Tho practical method of procedure is for any body of such individuals, either organized or unorganized, to adopt resolutions of the following character and to send them to Wash. < ington: Whereas, There is a growing beuef that the farmers and other producers of the conntry do not obtain an equitable share of th? > wealth which they create, and that the farm* [ and homes of the country are very largely < under mortgage: and. Whereas, Exact knowledge on this subject is of great importance m the studv^jf the social and economic Questions of the davi therefore, be it by (insert here the name of ' the body adopting the resolutions, and thelocality); Resolved, That it is our judgment that thfr :y next United States Census should show what percentage of the people in this country oo- J cupy their ow; farms and homes, and what - < proportion are tenants; and of those who otv cupy their own farms and homes, what pn> portion have their property free from debt,- , j and of the farms and homes which are under A mortgage, what percentage of the value ^ so mortgaged; and be it further Resolved, That the Secretary of this meeting be requested to transmit a copy of then resolutions to Hon. John W. Noble, Seer* % tary of the Interior, Washington, D. C., and a copy to the Congressman from this district; ^ with a request that he use his influence to have these facts collected and nublished. " ^ THOUSANDS DBOWNED. $ .J Over 10,000 Families Homeless in China' Through Floods. The steamship Oceanica has arrived atRan Francisco from Yokohama, and has' brought accounts of terrible suffering Jbod China. lUKiver xsngisze oaariaeu w ,?un m extraordinary height, and Hankon Bund under water. Crops are ruined and there' V moat have been enormous loss of life. Ten;1 \ thousand families are homeless around' ' , Ningpo and five hundred families wer? drowned at Wenchow. The province of Fuchien, adjoining the flooded district, is suffering from drought. There are many complaints of hard tSaea; and many failures. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC, j '4 Adali.na Paxti has dyed her hair yellow.: Seattle, Wash., is to have a $200,000 opera house next year. P. T. Barncm's show is the biggest sensa* tion in England at the present time. New York city now has an ordinance forbidding aJl playing by street bands and organ-grinders. Wilson Barrett and Miss Eastlake took the place of the Kendals at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, New Ycrk. The Queen of Roumania composed a series of sea songs in Domburg, in Holland, which will be published next Christmas. Richard Voss, the distinguished German dramatist, is suffering from a nervous disease, ?rhich has compelled his retirement to an asylum. Otis Skinner, who is pronounced by lead :ing critics the best actor in th<? bootn-Jttoajeska combination, is the son of a Hartford (Conn.) clergyman. "The Dead Heart" has turned out to be a tremendous popular success at the London, Lyceum, and the nightly receipts amount to >! the full capacity of the house,* a little more than $2000. "Hands Across the Sea," the English, j melodrama which was played at the Stand- j ard Theatre, New York city, a few weeks ago, j has been purchased by Charles 3. Jefferson and H. S. Taylor. The New Biver runs under the sta=re of the old Sadler's Wells Theatre, in London, and | J .t(V,KCfMT in tie was uneii uwr<s u? u v.- j ? old days, whenever a situation called for tJSp^ > employment of ships or boats. ' 1 Gilbert, the librettist, does not care at all for society, but is much sought after in Loudpn. His conversation is said to possess the same whimsical flavor which has made his poems and operas so popular. Is Melbourne, Australia, special policeman are detailed every night to visit tk^lheatres j and music halls before the audi^ffce ad-, ~ mitted, to see that all means dFexit are free and unobstructed. This is ajnTxample which might be imitated profitably hero. Mrs. Kendal, the English actress, mates a hobby of collecting /fans. She has a very large collection, auxins always adding to it. Mrs. Kendal has purchased some very rare, and beautiful ones in this country, which shel will take back with her to England. Leader Sous a, of the Marine Band, Washington, has completed his collection of thei national song%ot the world ordered by thej Navy Department. 31 r. Sousa has been able, to identity the composers of only twenty-one' numbers out of 128 which his boos contains.; Sarah Bernhardt is thinking: of playing1 Cleopatra, and has been negotiating, not very seriously, for a special translation, by aj well-known author, or Shakspsre's play. She; also meditates the assumption of Deselee's famous part in Dumas's '"La Visits do Noces,": or of the Medea of Legouve. The Conservatory of Valencia in Spain offers a list of prizes for the bos: of each of] the following spscies of composition: Al symphonic poem, a vocal du"t. a piano solo,' a" four-part chorus, a quartet for strings, a( concert* piece for the harp, an orchestral1 symphony, a violin concerto ami a hymn to: St. Cecilia. The real name of H. B. Conway, the English comedian, who has been performing in the Lyceum Theatre, New York city, i9 Henry Byron Coulson. He is a grandnephew of the poet, Lord Byron, ami grandson of Byron's sister, Augusta Leigh, whom Mrs. Beeoher Stowe attacked in Macr.iiHan's some fAOM dm Hi l/ccu J va? ^ Salvini, the Italian tragedian, now play-J _ ing a farewell engagement in this country, tel a stalwart,enthusiastic mannered mau, of th*i ' robust school, with a massive bald head ana} a drooping moustache waxed at the ex-J tremities. He is as strong as the proverbial] Nemean lion, aud six and fifty. He has a] voice like a roar, and a son in tho profession,] I and he studied the part of Ocuello while! I languishing in the deepest dungeon beneath] the castle wall at Geneva. i