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v iBesnlts of the Contests at the
^ Polls Throughout the Union.
LA.n Extraordinary Interest Taken
i for an Off Year.
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I Results of tijs poimcai contests LUi UU^U" |
out the country are given below by States in
alphabetical order. The figures furnished
are the latest obtainable up to the time this
side of our paper went to press. In some instances
later figures may show decreased or '
increased majorities, or change the result as (
indicated by first returns entirely.
Alabama elected eight Congressmen. A
solid Democratic delegation was sent to Congress.
i Arkansas elected five Congressmen. The
Democrats on the morning after the election
claimed the election of all the Congressmen,
including Breckinridge in the Second.
I California elected State officers, Legislature,
and six Congressmen. The Congres
sional delegation will stand about four Republicans
and two Democrats.
' Colorado elected State officers, Legislature,
and one Congressman. An unusually heavy
Vote was cast throughout the State. At the
Democratic headquarters every one was jubilant,
and Chairman Arbuckle claimed the
election of the entire ticket bv 5000 on the
basis that fifty per cent, of the registered
fr Connecticut elected State officers, Legislature
and four Congressmen. The Democratic
candidate for Governor had a plural- j
ity, and three Democrats and one flepub,i'~,n
pWteii to Coneress. David A. |
.Wells, the noted tariff reform advocate, was
^ defeated. The Legislature is Republican by
^ about flftesn votes.
' Deleware elected Governor, Legislature,
and one Congressman. Delaware polled the
largest vote ever known. The ticket has
been so cut up that at midnight nothing definite
is known. No returns have been received
from outside Wilmington. Thirteen districts
out of twenty-seven of Wilmington show a
Republican gain of over 300. The Republicans
will nrobably carry the city, and possibly
New Castle County. Kent County will
probably be Republican by a small majority.
! Florida elected Supreme Court Justice,
Controller, Legislature, and two Congressman.
The Democrats elected both houses
and secured both branches of the Legislature.
' Georgia elected ten Congressmen. All
ten nominees of the Democrats and the Farmers'
Alliance were successful.
Tiitnoic sinpfAil State Treasurer. Supsrin
tendent of Public Instruction, Legislature
and twenty Congressmen. Early indications
were that the Democrats had gained two
Congressmen and that the General Assembly
? was in doubt.
I Indiana elected minor State officers, Leejs
lature and thirteen Congressmen. The
Democrats carried the State Dy about 15,000
majority and elected a majority in the Legislature,
insuring a party successor to Senator
yoorhees. The Congressional delegation,
according to first returns, will stand about
eleven Democrats to two Republicans,
ii IOWA.
I Iowa elected minor State officers and
eleven Congressmen. The returns received
Showed a division on the State officers, ^while
the Democrats gained five Congressmen.
? Kansas elected State officers, Legislature,
seven Congressmen, and voted upon two proposed
amendments to the State Constitution.
The Farmers' Alliance polled a heavy vote,
but the Republicans claimed the State by
about 15,000 plurality. The Farmers' Alliance
claimed three Congressmen and the
Democrats two.
i Kentucky elected eleven Congressmen. It
seems possible that John H. Wilson (Republican),
with a majority 01 8000
So tro on. has been defeated by E. J. How
arcf (Democrat). W. C. Breckit ridge,
Democrat, was re-elected to Congress for the
Lexington district by a heavy majority. His
. only opponent was the Prohibition candidate.
On the other hand, J. W. Kendall,
Democrat, in the Tenth District, is probably
defeated by R. C. Hill, Republican.
Louisiana elected six Congressmen. All
the Democratic candidates were successful.
Maryland elected six Congressmen. First
returns showed that the Democrats had i
elected five candidates, while both parties
claimed the Sixth District.
1 Mississippi elected seven Congressman.
The election passed off quietly throughout
the State. The indications were that a solid
Democratic delegation was elected.
' Montana elected a Legislature and one
Congressman. Ex-Governor White, Chairman
of the Republican State Committee,
expresses confidence in the election of Carter
and a majority of the Republican State I
Senators. i
\fiecir?nrCT!"PTC I
! Massachusetts elected State officers, Legislature,
and twelve Congressman. Massachusetts
elected as Governor, "William E.
Russell, Democrat, over J. Q. A.
Braokott, Republican, by a vote of
142,000 to 135,000. The total vote
was ten per cent, greater than last year. J.
F. O'Neii and John F. Andrew were elected
to Cbngress by increased pluralities. In the
Fifth District Sherman Hoar, the youthful
Democratic nephew of Senator Hoar was
elected o^er J. A. Fox.
Michigan elected State officers, Legislature
And eleven "Congressmen. There was a close
race in this State, both par tins claiming a
victory on the morning altar election. The
Congressional delegation will stand at about
?ve Republicans and six Democrats. The
Legislature is Democratic, and later returns
?ave the State to the Democrats by a small
' Missouri elected minor State officers,
Legislature, and fourteen Congressmen.
Bright weather and the novelty of the Australian
system brought out a very heavy
vote for an off year all over Missouri. At
9 o'clock enough was known to show that
the Democrats had elected J. B. Gantt Supreme*
Judge, H. M. Hickman Railroad Commissioner,
and Lloyd E. Wolfe.
Minnesota elected State officer?, Legis
lature, and five Congressmen. For the fir.-i
time in the history of the State there wer<!
four tickets in the field, Republican^ Dome
cratic, Alliance and iYotiibltiou. Keturnfrom
500 precincts showed that W. R.
Merriam, Republican, was re-ele:ted Governor
by about 8000. against 34,000 two year;
Nebraska elected State officers, Legislature,
and three Congressmen, an i voted upon foui
proposed amendments to the State Constitution.
Early returns indicated that th?
Democrats had carried the State. Both parties
claimed the taree Congressmen. Prohibition
was defeated by about 15,000 votes.
New Hampshire elected Governor, Legislature,
and two Congressmen. First indications
were that the Democratic candidates
for Governor had a majority, and had made
heavy gains in the Legislature, which elects
A successor to United States Senator Blair.
Both parties claimed the Legislature on joint
New Jersey elected a Legislature and seven
fAnflwaepmon TV?a fVnrrroccinnf)) rlolaorof.inn
will stand five Democrats to two Republicans.
The Legislature is heavily Democratic
in both branches.
New York elected Judge of the Court of
Appeals, two Judges of the Supreme Court,
Assembly, and thirty-four Congressmen.
Both leading parties having united on Judge.
j : ; ?U. ,
Earl for Court of Appeals Judge, thera was
practically no contest. The Democrats
gained three or four Congressmen according
to early returns, while they also [obtained
a small majority in the Houso of Assembly.
In New York City Mayor Grant and the
other Tammany Hall candidates defeated '
the Fusion ticket after a heated canvass. In
Brooklyn the entire Democratic municipal
ticket won.
Nevada elected State officers, Legislature,
and one Congressman. The Republican
candidates were successful in every district
for every office.
North Carolina elected cnier ana asso- i
ciate Judge of the Supreme Court, Legislature
and nine Congressmen. The Democrats
were successful in the State aud Legislature,
and together with the Farmers' Ailiance,
they elected all their Congressional candidates.
north dakota.
North Dakota elected State officer?, Legislature
and one Congressman. The Republicans
made a clean sweep, electing all their
rhode island.
Rhode Island elected two Congressmen. In
the First District, Spooner, Republican, was
defeated by Lapham, Democrat. Arnold,
Republican, was probably elected.
Ohio elected minor State officars and
twenty-one Congressmen. The Republican
Stato ticket was successful, while the Democrats
gained a number of Congressmen. In
McKinley's district there had been the fiercest
fight of the Congressional campaign, and the
author of the new Tariff bill lost.' by a
small minority. Ex-Governor Foster was
also defeated. 1
Both parties claimed the State, but the
Democrats have made gains in the Congressional
delegation. At 2 a. m. on the morning 1
after the election the Democratic State Com- 1
mittee asserted that Pattison was eiecteci
by a small majority. The Republicans dis- <
?uted this claim, but later returns gave the
tate to Pattison by over 16,COO majority. ]
The Democrats gained three Congressmen. i
South Carolina elected State officers, Legis- ^
lature, and several Congressmen. Tillman 1
(Farmers' Alliance and Democrat) was elected
Governor by not less thau 25,000 majority. <
The total vote in the State does not exceed
75,000. The election was quiet. ,
South Dakota elected State officers, Legis- !
lature, and two Congressmen. The Repub- ;
licans hare carried the Legislature by a
small majority on joint ballot. A. C. Mellette
Is re-elected Governor by a reduced
plurality. J. A. Pickler and John R. Gamble,
both Republicans, are elected representatives
in Congress. Pierre has been selected as the j
permanent seat of government by about !
5003 majority over Huron, the only other
competitor. . '
Tennessee elected Governor, Legislature,
end ten Congressmen. A very light vote was '
polled on account of the registration and poll 1
lax laws. John ?\ iiucnanan lueuiwiaui
was elected Governor by a plurality estimated
at from 30,000 to &5.000 over Baxter t
(Republican) and Itelly (Prohibition). Ten y
Congressional districts show that the Democrats
have carried seven of them. The First |
and Third Districts are in doubt. c
Texas elected State officers, Legislature |
and eleven Congressmen, and voted upon j
two proposed amendments to the Constitu- \
tion of the State. The Democratic Execu- j
tive Committea estimates James S. Hogg's
majority for Governor over Webster Flam- t
gan at 130,000. In the Congressional con
test there is only one district out of the eleven >
which the Republicans do not concede to the
Democrats. That is the Seventh District, | .
represented by William H. Crain. It is <
doubtful. .
Virginia elected ten Congressman. The
indications were that the Democrats made a i ,
clean sweep in Virginia and carried all ten j j
Congressional districts. James F. Epos, I '
Democrat, is elected in the Fourth District !
over John M. Lanjston, colored, Republi- ! ?
can. I'
Washington elected Legislature and one j '
Congressman. It was estimated that the R?- '
publicans were successful.
West Virginia elected Judge of the Court !
of Appeals, Legislature and four Congress- j ,
men. A clos9 contest took p-ace here, the ; ;
Democrats claiming all four Congressmen j;
and the Republicans claiming half the dele- v
Wisconsin elected State officers, Legisla- ]
ture, and nine Congressmen. There was a "
hot fight in this State over the school ques- '
tion, and both parties claimed the State.
There was also a close race in several of the '
Congressional districts. Later returns gave 1
the Governor, Legislature and six oat of the | '
nine Congressmen to the Democrats. ' <
| 2
The Present and the New House of j <
Representatives Compared.
The following is a tabulated comparison of 1
the present with the next House of Representatives
as indicafrjd by returns furnished 3
by the Associated Press dispatches on the '
second day after the elections, and subject j
therefore to revision by later returns:
51st Congress. 59<Z Congress.
D.-m. Rep. Veni. Rtp.
Alabama 7 1 S
Arkansas 3 2 5 ,
California 2 4 0 6 ,
Colorado 1 .. 1
Connecticut 18 8 1
Delaware * 1 .. 1
Florida 112..
Georgia 10 .. 10 ..
Idaho .. .. 1
Illinois 7 18 11 9
Indiana 10 3 10 3
Iowa 1 10 6 4
Kansas.... 7 5 2
Kentucky 0 2 10 1
Louisiana QIC..
Maine 4 .. 4
Maryland 3 3 6 .. i
Massachusetts 2 10 7 5
Michigan 2 9 6 5
Minnesota 5 3 2 ]
Mississippi 7 .. 7
Missouri 10 4 14
Montana 1 1 ,. 1
?bra>ka 3 2 1
Nevada 1 .. 1
New Hampshire .. 2 11
New Jersey 3 4 5 2
New York 15 19 20 14
North Carolina 6 8 8 1
North Dakota 1 .. 1 ,
Oh;o 5 10 11 7
Oregon 1 .. 1 I i
Pennsylvania. 7 21 10 l(j |
Khorte Inland 2 1 .. j
South Carolina 0 1 6 l
Sou: h Dakota 2 .. 2
Tennessee... 7 3 8 2
Texas 11 .. 11 .. 1
Vermont 2 .. 2
Virginia 0 4 9 1
Washington 1 .. 1
West Virginia 2 2 4 ..
Wisconsin : 2 f 0 a !
voiniug .. .. 1
Total 151 179 226 105 I
Whole number of members 835 j
')3iuocraQ> in next House 226 I
.Vjnibiican? in nest House 105
?'o election nho:!e 1 slued j
Democratic majority
Tunis Amnck Kills His Sweetheart j
and Then Himself.
A most horrible murder anil suicide oc- i
curred at Columbus, Ohio, a few days ago. i
Tunis Amack shot and instantly killed Mrs. :
Elizabeth Anderson, a woman who was
separated from her husband and of whom
Amack had become enamored.
Amack was a divorced man with three
children, the eldest being a boy twenty years
of age. Mrs. Anderson had also three children,
ouea son of twenty.
The policemen pursued the murderer tc
his boarding house, but he was too fleet for
them, and rushing up stairs he roused his
son, told him what had been done and ordered
him from the room, saying that he
M as going to kill himself.
.Soon afterward a shot was heard ana tho
officers bursting in the door found Araack
lying on the bed dead with a bullet hole
through his right side and a smoking revol?
ver by his side. (
Three locomotives have been shipped from
this country to Palestine for the new railroad j
between Joppa and Jerusalem- They are (
named Joppa, Jerusalem and Ramleh.
Eastern and Middle States.
John Anderson, a Swedish laborer at
Chester, Penn., has been pronounced a leper
and will spend the remainder of his life in
Governor Hill, of New York, appointed
Lawrence D. Huntington, of New Rochelle,
Commissioner of Fisheries, vice R. W. Sherman,
"William T. Tannahill, a prominent and
wealthy citizen and a member of the Cotton
Exchange in New York City, committed suicide
at his beautiful home in Englewood,
Excitement exists among the farmers at
Middlebury, N. J., because of the finding of
a vein of copper ore on Daniel Polhemus's
Charles L. Stratton, auditor and transfer
agent of the Northern division of the
Boston and Maine Railroad in Concord, N.
H., was arrested, charged with embezzling
$4000 of the railroad's funds.
Marshall L. Richards,a wealthy young
man, of Maiden, Mass., committed suicide at
his mother's residence, by cutting his throat
with a razor.
The Count of Paris and retinue, after
spending three weeks in this country, sailed
from New York City for France.
Messrs. O'Brien, Dillon, Harrington
and Sullivan, Irish Members of Parliament,
arrived at New York City and were warmly
Two men knocked the door of the WellsFargo
Express office, Meadville, Penn., while
the agent was counting his money. Ho admitted
them, and was at once seized, bound
and gagged, and the men secured from the
open sate money to the amount of from
foOOO to ?15,000.
a Annnrmi rm the Delaware.
XVii avviu^uu wvu. 4 w v.. ?? r
Lackawanna and "Western road near Syracuse,
N. Y., by which four men were killed
and many persons were injured.
Mrs. Arsene Julian* and her one-yearold
baby were burned to death at Bethlehem,
Penn., by the explosion of an ordinary
kerosene lamp which she carried in putting
the baby to bad.
Mp.s. Clarissa Towne died at Milford, N.
H., aged one hundred years and eight
Two men were drowned by the capsizing
jf q yacht in Hell Gate, New York City.
It was discovered that a herd of Holstein
md Guernsey cattle at the State Agricullural
College at Orono, Me., thirty-two in
ill, purchassdin Western Massachusetts and
Connecticut,were afflicted with tuberculosis.
The value of the herd was about ?S000.
Soatli and. West.
Mrs. John Williams, a bride of threa
veeks, shot and instantly killed her husband
it Bradford, Ala. Jealousy was the cause.
William Mottling and wife were found
lead in bed at their boarding house in Chi:ago.
They had been asphyxiated by gas.
Mrs. Logan and her daughter, Mrs. Mead,
vere struck by a train and instantly billed
ivhile driving across the track at Black Lick,
iear Columbus, Ohio.
Jctdge Caldwell, of the Supreme Court,
lecided that the Iowa Prohibitory law is
Enocgh of the Virginia peanut crop has
>een gathered to furnish the estimate that
!,000,000 bushels will be dug this season.
The Lake House at Starbuck, Minn., was
mrned. Two children of the proprietor, E.
P. Byhee, were burned to deatn. Two otners
,vere so badly burned that they were not expected
to live.
Benjamin F. Rogers, of the big livestock
commission firm of Rogers & Rogers,
ind one of the be3t-known stockdealers in the
STorthwest, was killed by George Robarge
a mil/i nnH a nnflrt^p
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'rom the stockyards at South St. Paul. Minn.
Cha murderer, who was an Anarchist, then
sommitted suicide.
The business portion of Chillicothe, I1L,
fras almost entirely destroyed by flre. The
oss will reach $200,000, while the insurance
s small.
Charles Fischer,a brother of the notori>us
Adolph Fischer, the Chicago Anarchist,
ivho was hanged for the Haymarket crime,
:ommitted suicide in Pittsburg, Penn., by
langing himself with a silk scarf.
Grand Meadows, the largest hay farm in
Northern Indiana, containing 9000 acres, was
let on fire by hunters, burning 12,000 tons of
lay. Total loss, $90,000.
The new rolling mill department of the
Sew Albany (Ind.) Forge and Rolling Mill
Company was destroyed by fire. Loss, $75,)00.
At Kingston, Tenn., John M. "Wester,
Jr., the Town Marshal, was shot by James
Sdwards, whom the Marshal was trying to
irrest. Wester in turn shot Edwards. Both
nen died in an hour.
At Riverdale, Ga., John R. McCullough,
igent for aa Atlanta guauo house, was
obbed of 84000 in money and $7000 in notes
jyburglais. He had them in a satchel in
;ne room where he was sleeping. The satchel
md notes were found later but no trace of
the thieves.
The village of Mercer. Ohio, is afflicted
tvith a scourge of diphtheria. Nine children
lied during the week and fourteen new cases
tvere reported. The schools have been oriered
clossd, and the inhabitants are leaving 1
the town.
A general fight is reported at Irvine,
Estelle County, Ky., in which John Wilson,Superintendent
of Public Schools, and D. R.
Lilly, son of Judge Lilly, were killed, and
Grrant Lilly dangerously wounded.
Brigadier General Thomas H. Rcger,
commanding the Department of Dakota, has
submitted to the War Department his annual
report upon the condition of military
affairs in that department.
The Secretary of the Navy has awarded
to Harrison Loring, of Boston, Mass., the
contract for supplying three seagoing steel
tugboats for the Navy at a cost of 397,314 in
James B. Peake, a clerk in the Treasury
Department, committed suicide at his home
in Washington City by swallowing carbolic
acid aud laudanum. He was about fortyfive
years old, and leaves a wife and four
children. He had been in financial difficulty
LUX 3UUiU 111UU paot.
Edward 0. Leech, the Director of the
Mint, has submitted to the Secretary of the
Treasury a report of the operations of the !
mints and assay offices for the fiscal year j
ending June 31', 1S90.
Secretary Tract ordered the payment i
of the reserve funds withheld up to date on
the cruisar San Francisco. The Secretary
also authorized the payment of tho reserve
of $22,00") upon the dynamite cruiser Vesu- |
due, built by Cramp & Co., of Philadel- :
The bishops of the Methodist Episcopal i
Church, while in semi-auaual ssssion at i
Washington, occupied tho pulpits of the j
various, local Methodist churches of tho
?ity. Large congregations attended the
The President and Attorney-General
Miller voted in Indianapolis, after which
they returned to Washington.
Supervisor Kenny refused to comply
with Secretary Noble's request to surrender
the books of the police census of New York
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nos, Cuba.
The house of a tax collector of the name
of Jubass, at Eriau, in tho Theissan district
of Northern Hungary, was entered by burglars.
Jubass and his housekeeper were
arouse*?, aud, in attempting to capture the i
thieves, were both murdered.
The vigorous crusade against brigandage
in Cuba is still beiug carried on. three more
bandits beiug executed in the towu of Colon.
Eleven* German lifeboat men were
drowned while trying to rescue the crew of
the British vessel Erik Bereudsen, which was
wrecked off Slesvig. Only one oi' the vessel's
crew was saved.
Count vox Mcltke has devoted to charity .
birthday gifts amounting to ?40,000.
Grand Dcke Nicholas, of Russia, who !
became insane during tbo recent army j
manoeuvres in Volhyuia, is now completely .
paralyzed and in a comatose condition.
Since the outbreak of cholera in the
Japanese Empire there have been 38,425 cases
and 25,011 deaths. The epidemic has almost
At a bull fight in the City of Mexico the
bulls did not fight vrell and the populace tore
iown the riug.
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The Spanish Steamer Yiscaya
Suuk off Barnegat, N. J.
More Than Four Score Sdnls Perish
A tragedy of the sea, accompanied with
details of a most harrowing description, befell
the Spanish steamship Viscaya at 7:30
o'clock a few nights ago, barely seven hours
after she left the port of New York with
ninety-three sou's on board, of whom only
twelve were rescued to tell of the disaster.
The Viscaya had just passed Barnegat
Light, on the New Jersey coast; the stars
were shining brightly Captain Francesco
Canill stood on the bridge, and the male
passengers, of whom there were ten, were in
the smoking room and on deck.
Suddenly a schooner loomed lip, and without
warning crashed into the starboard side
amidships, cutting a terrible hole in the side,
through which the sea poured, extinguishing
the fires and destroying all chance of running
the vessel ashore.
A part of the rigging fell on Captain
Canill, killing him instantly. Four minutes
later the steamer sank with all her passengers
and sixty-five of her crew. Barely
had the boiling or' the water announced that
the steamer had gone down when the
schooner disappeared, leaving no trace even
of her crew.
l'he passengers who were on the steamer
Viscaya who are lost art-:
Juan Pedro, M. A. Calvos, wife, child and
nurse, Mr. Pu'er and three children, A. Ruiz,
Jose Acaibia, Ramona Alvarez, Juan F.
Hedmann, Iscar Islauer, Luigi Pellion, Josa
M. Garcia.
Close upon the crash followed a terrible
scene. Mrs. Calvos, one of the passengers,
rushed ou deck with her baby in her arms,
and when she learned that the vessel was
going to sink, she cried loudly for help for
nerseif and child, but no heed was paid to
her. Mr. Purr and his three children, all of
tender years, were also on deck with the
other passengers, and as the vessel went
down the air was rent with the despairing
cries of the doomed ones.
Altogether, it is an unexplainable accident
nnH is the most awful marine disaster
that Las happened off the coast since the
Geiser was run into by the Thingvalla two
years ago and sunk with 105 of her passengers
ana crew.
The crew, evidently, made no effort to save
anyone but themselves. As soon as the vessel
struck those on deck jumped into tha
water and swam to the schooner. There were
about twenty of them. No attempt was made
to send up distress rockets.
An order was given to lower a lifeboat, but
as the vessel began to settle the crew abandoned
the attempt. Those who had leaped
overboard managed to reach the schooner
and climbed into the rigging, from which
twelve -were subsequently rescued after
twelve hours of suffering by the British
steamer Humboldt, bound rrorn Rio Janeiro
to New York.
A little before 5 o'clock that morning the
Humboldt took a pilot aboard. As the vessel
came nearer port he mounted the bridga
with Captain Black and First Officer Chase.
On looking through his glass toward shore
the Captain saw something in the distance
which he could not make out.
It looked like a vessel, but was without a
hull. Small black objects could been on it.
Captain Black vteered his vessel toward it,
o rvrvmo/iViOfJ cot*' f frvnn
ntlU. tt3 ?c vavucii^ o?*n uuv cvuo ut iu?-??
tall mast3 sticking up in the air, with a dozen
men hanging on and feebly waring their
arms to attract attention.
A little nearer shore was the steamer, hor
funnel and three masts sticking out of the
water. The steamer's yawl was lowered and,
manner! by First Officer Chase and four sailors,
went to the wrecked schooner, to the
riggiug of which it was made fast.
The sailors climbed up and assisted the
twelve shipwrecked men into the boat. On
reaching tne steamer, more dead than alive,
thev were taken aboard and given dry clothes
and :food.
Mauy of the crew were without hats, coats,
shoe*, or, in fact, any covering but shirts
and trousers, and when taken off they shook
like palsied men, were not able to speakand
had to bo carried on board the steamer. During
the twelve hours that they were exposed
a number of them dropped into the sea,
cither frozen or killed.
Those above, seeing the same fate staring
them in the face, cut piec's from the upper
sails of the schooner and used them as a covering,
and to that they owe their lives.
The Viscaya, wh en was outward bound,
lies seven miles off Barnegat, inside the
schooner, as if her Captain had made an effort
to slew her around and beach her. The
'rysnils are set, and the gaffs almost touch
the water.
The VjVcaya was a three masted, iron
screw steamer, built in 1S72 by J. & W
Dudgeon, of London. She is 287 feet long,
thirty-sight; feet beam aud twenty-seven feet
deep. She had three cylinders of thirty-four,
sixty and thirty inches. She was recently
' repaired and reiltted. and valued at 1350,000.
The cargo was a general one, valued at $60,lOti.
_ |
Captain Canill was about fifty years of age
fnn1 married. He leaves a family, who reside
in Spain, and has been for twenty years
in the employ of the company. He was just
starting on his fourth trip in the Viscaya.
Juan Pedro and M. A. Cairo had just arrived
by the steamer La Bretagne from
Havre, France. Senor Pedro was a member by
man iagc ot the famous Barro family. At the
fifth r>t S?v*rP?iTO h? inherited, throueh his
wife, a part of the millions, and the plantations
of his father-in-law. These, with 1*3
own possessions, made him the richest man
in. the island of Cuba, his wealth being estimated
at $20,000,000.
His palace at Havana is said to be one of
the most beautiful private residences outside
of the princely castles of the Old World.
He was born in Spain, but passed most of
his life in Cuba, where his children were
born. He h^d been in Europe with his wife,
his son and daugbter-in law since Juq?.
Senor Alvo was a member or the firm of
Francke Sons & Co., of Havana. He is well
known as one of the largest dealers in sugar
in Havana. He was about forty-seven years
He was accompanied by bis wife, his fourJear-old
sop and a maid. Mme. Cairo was a
[iss Augulo.
The other passengers are unknown to prom- '
inent Cubans in New York City and were
probably on their way to the smaller .ports
at which the Viscayo called.
Two Children Thrown From a Height
of 05 Feet by a "Woman.
A shocking tragedy occurred at Akron,
twenty-four miles east of Buffalo, N. Y.,
about 8 o'clock a few nights ago. Hiss Sarah
lIcMullen, rfineteen years old, who has lived
in Buffalo the greater part of the past year,
but who has been spending a few days at the
house of Mrs. Patrick Browu, at Akron, received
a letter which seamed to depress her
Shortly afterward she announced that she
was goiug up to Fillkirk, about a mile from
urooKiyn sireet, wnere wio oroivus m e, aim
Mrs. Brown commissioned her to buy groceries.
She started, taking with hsr Mrs.
Brown's little six-year-old daughter, Delia,
and another little girl, Nellie Slay Conuors,
ten years old.
At'ter getting the groceries Sarah took the
children to the railroad bridge over Murder
Creek, sixty-five feet in height. She induced
the little girls to walk out upon the high
structure, and there pushed Delia Brown
over the bridge. She theu grasped Nellie
Connors and hurlad her into the precipicj
Nellie was instantly killed and Delia had
her little arms and limbs broken. She is
terribly bruised, but she will recover.
After commiting the fiendish act fjarah re*
i-- T_ 1 ?: j . ur ;
turnea to crown's hdu saiu; i um j^uiu^
away. Perhaps you wou't see mo again,"
and went out.
She started for the bridge over the milldam
at Akron, about ten feet high, and
stepping out on the structure jumped into
the water. Simon Brown saw her, and run
ning to the spot rescued her. Her actions
excited suspicion, and the children not returning,
search was made for them. At twc
o'clock next morning thoy were found
Sarah will not talk upon the subject, aud no
reason is assigned for the terrible deed.
Kicbtkg Horse, who has beon postng before
the Sioux Indians as a Messiah who ia
to give them the earth, has been banished by
the Federal authorities from that portion of
it reserved for the tribe.
T. P. O'CoxNoa, member of the British
Parliament, arrived in New York City. He
w?? ncfnmnanied hv Mrs. O'Connor.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Stanley arrived
in New York City from England,
where the African explorer will inaugurate
his lecture season.
A fire in New Rochelle, N. Y., destroyed
several of the finest buildings in the town
and valuablo silverware and bric-a-brac.
Loss over 8100.000.
Jacob Gensheijiee, aged twenty-fivo
years,"a convict in Sing Sing (N. Y.) prison,
committed suicide by hanging himself with
a sheet in that institution.
Robert T. Lincoln, United States Minister
at the Court of St. James, arrived in
New York City. With him came the remains
of,his son, who will be interred in the
crypt at Springfield, HI., containing the
body of Abraham Lincoln.
By the breaking of a scaffolding raised ten
feet from the ground, on which 150 men and
girls were grouped for the purpose of being
photographed, at Lyon & Healy's new piano
factory. Chicago, III., William Kischangoil
was killed, two fatally injured and several
others badly hurt.
The Georgia General Assembly convened
at Atlanta. The Senate elected R. G
Mitchell, of Thomas, as President, and the
House chose Clark Howell, Jr., of Fulton, as
A freight train fell through a bridge
across Comal River, near Now-Braunfels,
Texas. The first span of the structure gavo
way, and the eDgine and three loaded cars
were precipitated to the water below, a distance
of fifty feet. The engineer, Haily, and
the fireman, Jones, -.vera killed.
Major-General 0. 0. Howard, commanding
the division of thA Atlantic, in his
annual report to the War Department just
made public calls attention to the subject of
seacoast defence.
President Harrison returned from Indianapolis,
whither he made a hurried
-i/Mit-notr for tha Sole CUrOOSQ of C&StinZ his
Postmaster - General "Wan a. maker
stated, semiofficially, that there would be
no extra session of Congress.
Two Socialists were elected to the German
Reichstag from Kiel.
The British Government has entered into
a scheme to supply the planters of Jamaica
with contract laborers from Hindostan, the
natives of Jamaica being unwilling to work
on the plantations.
Germany's bakers average $2.50 per
The lace makers' strike at Calais, France,
has ended.
St. Paul (Minn.) city laborers get $1.40
for eight hours.
Dundee (Scotland) boat builders get fourteen
cents per hour.
In Berlin 800 salesgirls get medical care
for ten cents a week.
The San Francisco (Cal.) union will establish
a co-operative shoe factory.
It is estimated that there are now about
75,000 women typewriters in the United
A New York beer-drivere' union suspended
a member for neglecting his duties to bis
Of the 17,000,000 wage-workers in the
United States 4,000,000 belong to labor organizations.
Indianapolis (Ind.) ?irls won a strike
against entering and leaving the store bj the
back entrance.
In Italy 200,000 people live in cellars.
Many laborers there average only twentyfive
cents a day.
Canadian seal-hunters have formed a
union and demanded $3 for each seal killed.
They received $1.50.
Furniture-workers met at Indianapolis,
Ind., recently. This union won thirty-one
demands without a strike.
The Vandalia Railroad has advanced the
pay of its train dispatchers to $110 per month,
eight hours per day service.
John Burns, the labor leader of London,
is a lover and student of books. He is in
that respect a worthy example for all workmen.
The architects of Quebec, Canada, have
organized an association to protect themselves
against the competition of American
An association of housekeepers in Phila*
delphia formed some months ago to deal with
?AU? liufl mam- I
ilie sei vauk-gu* uu>< ^1*0
bers and expects to have 1500 in two months.
John Adams, a Chicago car driver, is
worth $25,000. He has been working for the
same company?the North Side?about fifteen
years, and is said by the company to be
as honest as the day is long. He is unmarried.
The numerical strength of the different
railroad organizations is estimated as follows:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer?,
20,000; Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
18,000; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
16,000; Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association,
e0C0; Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors,
Ex-Secretary Whitney is forty nind
years old. I
It is now said that the Prince of Wales
favors Home Rule for Ireland.
Rider Haggard, the author will spend i
the winter in the City of Mexico, the guesi \
of ?u English friend.
A daughter of General Rosecrans is i
UrsulneNun, who until very recently was
assigned to the convent at Santa Rosa, Cal.
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore has been speak*
ing from public platforms since 1803, when
she made her debut as an orator in Dubuque,
Speaker Reed's wife was the daughter of
a Congregational minister, and was a school
teacher. Their only child is a fiftpen-yearold
girl, Catharine.
Antonio de Navarro, the husband of
Mary Anderson, the actress, has just coma
into alegacv of $300,000, left him by the late
Francis Dykers, of New York City.
An Indianapolis sculptor has finished a clay
model for a bust of the Hoosier poet, James
"Whitcomb Riley. The model will be sent to
Rome in a lew day3 to be cast in bronze.
Mrs. Stanley has refused to live in
Africa, and has persuaded her husband to
decline the position of Governorship of the
Congo, offered to him by the King of the
E. Berry IVall, of New York City, is
tired of being king of the dudes, and has become
an insurance ajjent. He says that his
reputation has greatTy injured his business
The real truth about the King of the
Netherlands is that he has been in a state of
A iveling idiotcy for more than six months,
*nd all state affairs have been transacted by
Queen Emma.
Robert Bcrdetce, the humorist, has
almost ubandor.ed writing for the newspapers
He devotes his time now to lecturing,
and says thnt he has become comparatively
a gentleman of leisure.
Susan La Flesh, an Indian girl, who
graduated in medicine from one of the colleges
in New York City, after passing through
the Hamilton school, is practicing among
her tribe, the Ornahas.
Field Marshal von Moltke lives in a
rtlain snnnrn hmisrt of two stories, lioar
Schweidnitz, in Silesia. The eutranca is
guarded by two great guns from Mount
Valerien that were presented to the Count
by the lute Emperor William.
The OrJeaus princes, one of whom is the
ron of the Comte de Paris, now traveling in
this country, are the richest princes in the
world. They will inherit in about three
months $32,J(X),000 through the death of the
Duke de Montpenaier, of UeviUe, Spain.
^1. i_i_
Report of the Operations ol
the United States Mint.
The Amount of Bullion Boughi
and Currency Coined.
Edward 0. Leech, the Director of the
Mint, in his annual report shows that the
value of the gold received at the mints during
the fiscal year was $4^228,923. The silver
aggregated 37,438,778 standard ounces of
the coining value of $43,56c,13o. The coinage
was the largest in the history of the
mint, aggregating 112,698,071 pieces to the
total value of $60,254,436. Gold bars were
exchanged for gold coin, free of charge, of
the valu? of $16,357,677. The imports and
exports of the precious metals during the
flsrvnl vp*r ficrtrrfxrativl follnwa:
Imports. Exports. Net loss.
Gold $13.097446 $17,350,193 $4,2.53,047
Silver.... 27,524,147 36,060,002 8,545,455
The total amount of silver purchased during
the fiscal year for the coinage of silver
dollars was 30,912,111 standard ounces, costing
$26,899,326, an average of $0.9668 per fine
ounce. From the close of the fiscal year to
August 13y the date the new Silver act went
into effect, th? amount of silver purchased
was 3,108,199 standard ounces, costing $3,049,426,
The amount of silver bullion purchases
under the act of July 14, 1890, wnich went
into effect August 13, to October 31, has been
12,276,578 fine ounces, at a cost of $14,038,168,
an average of $1.14349 per fine ounce.
There was a marked improvement in the
price of silver during the fiscal year. At the
commencement of the year the price was
42 pence, and at the close 47%, an advance
of 5% pence, equal to $0.12 6-10. The average
price of silver for the fiscal year was
10.96883 par fine ounce. Since the close of
the fiscal year the fluctuations have covered
a wide range. To July 14 the price advanced
01 AO anA A nffiiet *1 13
l/V VltVO OU UUUVO| (UiU w AV WW v??*w
per ounce. The highest price reached in New
York was $1.21 on August 19, and in London
54^6 pence, equivalent to $1.19%, on September
3. The price in New York did not vary
materially from August 19 to September 3,
when a decline took place, extending, with
occasional slight advances, to the present
price ($1.07).
The Director estimates the stock of
metalic money in the United States on July
1, 1890, to have been: Gold, $695,563,029;
silver, $463,211,019. Total, $1,158,773,946.
The total amount of metalic and paper
money in circulation, exclusive of the holdings
of the Treasury, on June 30, 1890, was
$1,435,610,612, a per capita of $33.00, against
$1,380,418,091 at the commencement of the
fiscal year, an increase in circulation of $55,192.521.
The number of silver dollars in circulation
on June 30, 1890, was $56,278,749, against
$54,457,299 at the commencement of the year.
The number of silver dollars owned by the
people, silver dollars and silver certificates in
actual circulation, aggregated $353,834,937,
against $311,612,864 at the commencement of
the fiscal year. The number of silver dollars
owned by the Treasury on June 30,1890, was
15,591,479, against 21.889j786 on July 1, 1889.
The value of the precious metals used during
the last year In the industrial arts in the
United States was, approximately: Gold,
*16.097.000: silver. $8,967,000. of which $9,
686,827 gold and $7,497,933 silver was domestic
gold and silver bullion. The product
of golf} from the mines of the United States
during the calendar year was $32,800,000;
silver, 50,000,000 fine ounce3, commercial
value $46,750,000, coining value $64,646,464.
The product of the mines and smelters of
the United States was: Gold, 2,537,892 troy
ounces; silver, 60,236,469 troy ounces.
The total purchases of silver for the coinage
of silver dollars from March 1, 1878, to
August 12, 1890, was 823,635,576.19 standard
silver ounces, costing $308,199,261.71, an
average of $1,058 per fine ounce. The total
expenses of tne mint service aggregated
$1,319,436.25. The total earnings from all
sources were $10,809,857, and the total loss
and expenditures, $1,576,928, leaving a net
profit of earnings ?>yer expenditures during
ths fiscal year of $9,233,929.
The Director reviews the coinage legislation
of the mint Congress, and recommends
the folio wing measiiries for the action of Congress:
1 R?tu>a1 or modification of the act of Mav
I 26, 1882,'r authorizing the exchange of gold
bars for gold coin.
J 2. Recoinage of the subsidiary coins in the
I Treasury.
3. The use of the proceods of by products
of the acid refineries for the expanses of the
4. A new mint at Philadelphia.
Fred. Barder's Terrible Fate Alter
i Swallowing Morphine.
j Great excitement has been caused at New
Philadelphia, Ohio, by the discovery that
Frederick Harder had been buried alive a few
days before, and on recovering consciousness
had made terrible efforts to free himself from
his prison house before death released him.
Sarder took an oVerdos9 of morphine probay
with suicidal intent, and apparently died
in a few hours. The family of the deceased
feltdisgaced by the matter and sought to
keep the facts as quiet as possible: so there
na t.hnroncrh an examination made
as possibly would otherwise have been. The
corpse was casually examined by a physician
ana life was pronounced extinct, and the remains
were buried.
Next day a brother of the deceased, who
lives in Louisville, Ky., arrived, and seemed
much disappointed at not arriving in time
for the funeral. It was finally decided to
disinter the remains simply to gratify* the
brother, whose grief was pitiable. This was
done, and when thg casket was reached it
waa loUtd thai the glass in the lid had been
broken, the body within was distorted and
the face cut and scratched on the broken
pieces of glass.
i The condition of the corpse was such as to
I leave little doubt upon the minds of those
I who saw it that life was not extinct when
I Fred. Harder was buried, and that the awful
' fata ol beiu? buried alive had bq?n *"'a Tfc*
| already gnei-^tTi?!!?" hrnttdr *4? f
ruosi frantic at this new developement, and
it is feared that ha will lose his mind. The
casket was inclosed within a wooden box. so
that the theory that the coflln-lid was broken
in burial is exploded, and those who were
present say that the usual care in lowering
L1~ ? 1 T\JA Klama '
colons into mu grave ?tu umcu. ??
can be attached to any one but the family.
The remains were re-arranged and buried.
There Are 62,-ISO,540 of Us in This
Great Country.
The Census Bureau at Washington has
officially announce 1 the population of the
United States, as shown by the first count of
persons and families, exclusive of white persons
in Indian Territory, Indians on reservation
and Alaska, to be 62,480,540. In
1880 the population was 50,155,872.
The absolute increase of the population in
the ten years Intervening was 12,324,757, and
the percentage of increase was 24.57. In 1870
the population was stated as 3?,558,371. According
to these figures the absolute increase
in the decade between 1S70 and 1880 was 1 J,5'J7,412,
and the percentage of increase was
Upon their face these figures show that the
population has iuceased, between 1880 and
1S90, only 727,424 more than between 1880
and 1800: only 727,245 more than between
1870 and 1880, while the rate of increase has
apparently diminished from 30.08 to 24.57 per
The bulletin contains a statement showing
the relative rank of States and Territories in
population. As in 18S0, New York still leads
the list and is followed by Pennsylvania. Ohio'
and Illinois have exchanged places. Of the
other changes in the list the most marked are
those of Texas, which rises from 11 to 7; Kentucky,
which drops from S to 11, Minnesota,
which rises from *2i> to 20; Nebraska, which
rises from 30 to 'Jo, Maryland, which drops
from '23 to 27; Colorado, which rises from 33
to 31; Vermont, which drops from 32 to 36;
Washington, which rises from 42 to 34; Delaware,
which drops from 4-3 to 49, and Arizona,
which drops from 44 to 4S. The average
change in rank is 2.2 places.
An English syndicate has purchased the
principal flouring mills at Montreal, Canada,
at? price of nearly f3, COO,000.
' /
"No, I can't get it dovraP *
Shall I ever forget
The pleading tones
Of that vniincr cadet; .^6
As he raised me up TJlfr 1
(I had fallen down), T1"
Then picked up my hat, . ?3
Which was minus a crown, agL ^
And said, "Please don't ~" f
Drink that poison drink! J
It is that which makes you
Fall down, I think." >
My throat is so dry,
I want my flip,
But the moment the glasa^
Comes up to my lip,
I think I can see ,
That fair young face, . ,
As he handed my hat
With boyish grace; /
And a voice like my boy's, ^ W
Saying, "Please don't drink*.
It is that which makes you A
Fall down, I think." /$& >
For I had aboy once, /
Just as good and fair i {
As ttus, witn Driguteyes, *
And brown, curling hair.
I lifted no warning x
My fair boy to save; '
And, alas! he now sleeps "" '
In a low drunkard's grave!
And his grave by my tears
Had never been wet, . ~
Till I heard the "Please don't"
Of the young cadet.
Yes, I'll dash it away!
And no more shall the bowl
Touch my lips, that ha s
Well-nigh rained my soull
I fear me I murdered
My bright-haired boy 1 '
Rum made me do it; !
He was once my joy. ;
I may help save others?
And I'll never forget,
The pleading "Please don't"
Of tbe young cadet.
?Mrs. L. A. Obear,in Temperance Advocate,
Bon fort's Wine and Spirit Circularprints
the following figures of tho number of bar'
rels of beer sola by tbe eight largest lager
bear breweries during the year ending April . "
80, 1890: Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, 620,693
barrels: Pabst Brewing Company, Milwaa
kee, 608,231; Joseph Schlitz Brewing Com.
pany, Milwaukee, 418,834; George Ehret,
New York, 304,627; Spatenbrauerei, Munich,
Brauerei, 391,439; Lowen Munich, 390,
859; Anton Dreher, Vienna, 350,485; St.
Waw Rroimroi Vienna 9,91,441
In a recent Parliamentary debate a mem- . s
ber of Her Majesty's Government said some- . jj
thing about the "nutritive" qualities of beer.
That beer has stimulating qualities may be
at once admitted, but "nutritive" powers are -J ?
quite another thing. A barrel of ale analyzed
shows as follows: < ;'A
Quarts. . _ / ^
Albumen (flesh forming) 1
Malt sugar (unfermented 2
Gum (of no dietetic value) 3%
Alcohol (intoxicating spirit).... 7%
Water 130
Total 144
?Glasgow reformer. .
? _
"Until the drink factor is eliminated from
the problem there can be no successful solu-'
tion of the wage question or any other question
that relates to the betterment of the
working classes. Any system of social reform
that doesnot take full cognizance of .
the vast and awful waste of property and
human life caused by the drink traffic fails
at the vital point and cannot succeed. As. .
long as the saloon and gin palaces crowd tha
streets of oar cities and towns, so long are
poverty and misery the inevitable condition
of vast multitudes of our people. Universal
peace, happiness and prosperity are not posfn
a rnuntrv that kuows such a thine
as tho saloou."?New York Mail and E?r
press. _
The social autocrat of the select'"four
hundred" of this city is Mr. Ward McAllister.
It is announced that he has been
offered by Henry Abbey, of theatrical renown,
$50,000 for a winter's course of lectures
on society. It is no yet announced
whether he will accept the offer or not. It
is said that the wine" merchants hold him in
particular reverence, and the reason given
therefor is that he "can do a great deal for
a brand of sherry or champagne." He is . .
deemed very high authority lby these social
aspirants, who are eager to secure his favor, v ' -w
concerning oe3thetic wine-drinking, and as to
the various kinds of wine to be selected for
the grand social entertainments, of which he
is the master spirit. It is this social wine
drinking custom, thus fostered by wealthy,
extra fashionable society, which, while it is
allowed, will mako the suppression of the
saloon in the slums extremely difficult, if not
altogether impossible.?*Vew York Temperance
*' $.
4,In old times, in Germany." began Uncle
TiVHa "fhnv had curious laws. DV which
every offending criminal, not excepting baetles
and ants, were tried for tlieir crime and
sentenced?often to be excommunicated.
Perhaps you do not know that Robert Browning's
poem, 'The Pied Piper of Hameln,' is
merely tho translation oi a German legend
of that town.
-'That similar laws exist in this country, 13
shown by a dog being on trial for his life in
one of the Eastern States. Towser was
charged with having a savaga disposition?
'dangerous to the bodily weal of this Com*
monwealth.' The plaintiff swore to having
been bitten by him without any provocation,
and wanted the handsomo animal,
killed. . >
"Towscr's owner objected, and retained
counsel for him. The plaiutiff finally acknowledged
Tpff<or 'Aruuli TVitU strips
or lueatSbakoi in branoy, ZZ'l to otherwise
molesting him.
"A number of witnesses told of Towser's
general good behavior, and then the dog was
brought forward for his own defense. 'At
his master's command,' our informant says,
'he played dead, stood on his head, and then
mounted the steps to the Judge's desk, shaking
paws with that official.'
"The Judge was much pleased by this and
" 'It was the rum, not the dog, that should
bo condemned,' and ordered that the plaintiff,
who gave it to him, should withdraw the suit ~ ~ "
and pay tho costs of tho trial."
"Did they excommunicate tho rum?' asked
the children.
"No," was the answer, '"but they should
have done it. AVe. at least, will excommunicate
it from our sideboards, as the old Germans
would a general Temperance
A v*T* VftTPd
"X ?? 31 f JL ftA > Ej .>?<!' O Ai*l/
"Shame water'' is the name given to strong
drink by natives of Africa.
Minnesota lias three VT. C.T. XJ. unions
composed entirely of Scandinavians.
Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, President of Maine
W. C. T. U., is one of the two ladv managers
of the World's Fail' chosen from Ler State.
Thero has been a gain of twenty-five per
cent, in the membership of the \V. C. T. U.
in the District of Columbia during the last
Sacramento, Cal., W. C. T. U. is about to
erect a temperance temple costing $12,000,
having already secured a lot. One member
has donated $1500 and another $500 toward
the building.
?>1UCC last iipr.i Illllh. lias uouu sci ?cu a* t*
daily ration to patients in the asylums under
tho control of tho London County Council
instead of alcoholics, and the medical officers
unanimously testify as to the good results.
Jud^e II. Marshall Buford, of Lexington,
Ky., late of the Common Court of Pleas, has
become insane from drinking whisky to excess
and has been sent to a private asylum.
He is about forty years of age and is one of
lowrflfo in tho StehJ.
The Illinois W. C. T. U. now has a membership
o? over fourteou thousand, having
addel over twelve hundred new members
during the past year. Sixty-seven thousand
dollars have been expended in local work
and fifteen hundred thousand pages of literature
distributed. There are 23,000 children.
in the Loyal Temperance legions. j
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