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BATTLE mm MINERS.
Ken Shot and a Mill Blown Up in Idaho. Union Defeat Non-Union Miners and Take Seventy Prisoners. The terrible strut ?'e between union miners and mine ownei'3 in the (,'oeur d'Alene District of Idaho, which was patched np bout two months ago, started again a few days ago and resulted in a savage fight, in which six men wera killed and seven wtinrl/v) SJoi'Qnfn nnn.nninn man wara taken prisoners and the Frisco mill was blown up. Tbe trouole came to a head in the town of Gem in a tight between uniou and non-union men at the Frisco and Gem mines. The tight lasted several hours. Tbe Frisco mill i3 a complete wreck. After the mill was blown ur> the non-union men hung out a flag of truce. Hostilities then ceased, and several mea surrendered. The men were placed under guard at the Miners' Union headquarters at Gem. The union men have resolved to drive every nan-union man out of the district. Women anri children have been removed to places of Mfety. The strike in the Coeur d'Alene be^an about nine months ago. The fight was between the Mine Owners' Association, organised to resist the demands of the Miners' Union. Twelve mines, incluiing all the leading ones, are in the former organization, and money has been freely contributed to carry on the fight. The former rates of wages were $3.50 per day to miners and shovelers, and the trike grew out of the reduction in shovellers' wages to 13 per day. All the miners working underground demanded $3.50. There were no acts of hostility when the strike began, but the Miners' Union did ita best to prevent by peaceable means men working: at the reduced wages. The United States Circuit Court issued an injunction fo> bidding any one Irom interfering wita tne men employed by the companies. About two mouths a^o matters were itraightened out and work went on as usual, but since the Carnegie troubles began the old question of wages has been revived by tha men. The Governor ordered out the miiitia. Both the Gem and Frisco mines were guarded by men behind barricades an i armed with Winchesters, and as the canon is narrow the men behind the barricades could sweep two railroad tracks and the country road with bullets. The Gam mine barricade is within 300 feet of the centre of the town of Gem. On the morning of the battle at 5 o'clock, a miner Irom the Gem started for Burke, and when opposite the Frisco mine he was fired uoon. He ran oack to the Gem. Several hundred miners in the meantime got around the hills, up the canon above the mine, loaded a Union Pacific car with 750 pounds of giant powder, and sent the car down the track toward the Frisco mine, and directly in front of the mill the explosion occurred, shattering the mill and making it a complete wreck. The noD-union men then showei the white flag and surrendered. They were marched to tbe Miners' Union hall and guarded. No indignities were offered them after surrender. While the fight was on at the Frisco, the Gem Guards suddenly began firing volley after vollev into the town of Gem, ridilin:; the buildings. Atout 8 o'clock the truce occurred, and ? ci :*> \ _ wr ouoiiu, xyisonuu zxbuui uojr v auu i/o^/uv/ United States Marshals appeared on the scene. The train was stopped by armed guards of the Gem miu?. The Sheriff took the mail on bis shoulders and passed on to Gem. The guards levelled their rifles at him, but dropped them when they learned his identity. At Gem several hundred men were huddled in the ntreet with rifles and revolvers. At noon the Gem mine forca surrendered to the union men. The Frisco and Gem were the only non-union mines in the east end of Coe'ur d'Alene. A Spokane special says the union miners in the Poor Man and Tiger mines quit work and captured all the non-union men working in the Union mine, near Burke. A TERRIFIC LANDSLIDE. A Detached Glacier From Mont Blanc Works Appalling Havoc. v A heavy landslide occurred, a few days since, at Saint Gervais-les-Bains, in Savoy. The accident occurred at 3 a. h., when near lj all the residents were asleep. The thermal establishment was completely destroyed by j huge masses of rock. Many of the visitors were among the victims. One hundred and eighty bodies bad been recovered on the day after the tragedy. The Bionnassay glacier, which extends from the northwest side of Mont Blanc, became detached and swept down . the side of the mountain, carrying the baths and the hamlet ol Le Fayet into the River Arve. Tlie c-acier fell into the mountain torrent, carrying away the hamlet of Blonnay and Ailing the torrent with masses of ice. The masses of ice and the wreckage of the village formed a dam which effectually restrained the waters for sometime. Finally the dam broke and the waters burst like a cataract into the stream of Bon Nant. The inmates of the bath-houses were awakened about 2:15 a. m. by the sound of rushing waters and a loud crashing noise. Before they were able to leave the build* ' "? t/irront with tha debri9 of the Tillage and large ma^es of ice, crashed against the bath houses. Three of the buildings were entirely destroyed and another one partially, while tha fifth building sustained no damage. The wreckage of houses was swept on for miles into the Arve. Down the latter stream oorpsas an! wreckage 8oateJ all day long. It was believed that seventy-five persons perished at the baths alone, and at least fifty of the inhabitants of Le Fayet were drowned. Those whoso lives were not crushed out beneath tr.eir houses were swept away into the river rnd drowned. There were undoubtedly many bodies buried under the masses of debris that could never be recovered. Most of the visitors at the wrecked hotel belonged in Geneva, Switzerland. It was reported that 200 lives had been lost. It; ; CONDITION OF CROPS. Nut So Good as Last Years, but Still a Fine Showing is Made. The July returns to the statistician o! th? Department of Agriculture make the foilo >v ing averages of condition:'Cora, 81.1, winter wheat, 89.6; spring wheat, 93.9; oat<, 87.2; rye, 92.8; barley, 92; potatoes, 90; tobacNX), 92.7. Th? acreage of corn is reported as 95.6 of the actual area of last year. Of potatoes thio year's area shows 94.-, and ot tobacco 97.3. Tu<5 average condition of corn in July, 1891. was 92.8. The condition in principal States for July, 1892, is as follows: Oaio, 30; Indiana, 72; Illinois. 70; Iowa. 75; Missouri, 75; Kansas, 81; Nebraska. 81; Georgia, 95; Texas, 95, Tennessee,92; Keutucky, 9U. The jacreage averages in the same State3 aiv: Ohio, 90; Indiana, 84; Illinois, 84; Iowa, S7; Missouri, 86; Kansas, 9i); Nebraska, 97; Georgia, 110; Texas, 107; Tennessee, 102; Kentucky, 96. Toe condition of winter wh?at on Ju'ia 1 was 88.3: July of last year 9 >;l. State averages now are' Pennsylvania, 92; Kentucky, 97; Ohio, 83; Michigan, SS; Indiana, 85; Illinois, !Xt; VV isconsin, SU; Missouri, $4; Kinsas, : Cali:ornia, 93, Oregon, 91. Conditio:) . spring wheat <">n June 1 was 92.8; iu Juiy last year 94.1. State average* now ur<: Minnesota, 92; Iow<), 8S; Nebraska.^ Ss: Bouth Dakota, 95; North Dakota, 9J; Wasakigtou, 'JO; Oregon, 91. Condition ot' all wheat on July 1, 1S92, 90; on June 1, 89.7; July, 1SJ1, 95.5. Condition of oats June l,b$?; Juiy of 1891, 87.G. AT a meeting o* the "West Park Boar J, Chicago, a resolution was presente 1 ami adopted, appointing a conynittee to formulate and put into operation a financial plan by which a magnificent monument in memory of James A. Garfield will be erected in Uarfieid Park. It wiil be in the shape o a bronze equestrian statue upon a graniU jpdetstal, and will cost I109.00U. THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eastern and Middle States. The pavers in New York City declared their strike off and yielded to the contractors. The stern of the schooner Henry R. Tilton was torn off near Sandy Hook,N. J., by a shell from a ten-inch gun that vras fired from the Government Droving grounds. The projectile weighel 575 pounds, and was fired with a full servicecharge of 250 pounds of powder. Yale College has declined Oxford's challenge for a boat-race in ngland. Ellen* Jans and Fannie Emerson and Ellen Lowrey, employes of the Duubarton Flax Sp nning Co upany, were drowned on the Battenkill at Greenwich, N. Y., a few afternoons since. Inhabitants of Woodbridge, N. J., and surroundiug country arrael and began^a systematic iookouc lor toe mcenumnos "">? within two boars destroyed four bams and thirty horses, the value of, which was $26,000. Cyrus W. Field, the New York financier, after be had been ili tor some time was dedared hopelessly insane. President Harrisov left Lnon Lake, N. Y., on his way to Saratoga. Charles Parson's, aged seventeen; Willie Day, twelve, and Fred Pierce, twelve, got beyond their depth while bathing at New Portland, Me., and were drownea before assistance could be rendered. The President made an address before the National Educational Aassociation at Saratoga, N. Y. South and West. The corn crop in Northern Texas, Indian Territory and Nebraska will be the largest known for fifteen years. The cotton crop is also promising. A 300-foot wall running along the Newport News Railroad yard in Memphis, Tenn., fell and killed three men named Hunter, Hogan and Bell. Thomas McCullouqh and G. W. Alwell, of Clarksville, Tenn, two young men who were making an excursion trip through the East, were drowned a few days ago near Harfs Island, N. Y., in the midst of the Thousand Islands. Jeptha D. New, a mamberof the Indiana Appellate Court, and a candidate for. reelection, committed suicide at his home at Vernon, Ind. County Treasurer Fuller at Paris, rr? " *snno tn o 000 in his accounts. IVJ 11 AO OUVi v vsrwvv The money was loaned to friends. Two lepers have been discovered upon the Martia ranch, twelve miles above Boise City, Idaho. James O'Dat, brother of Hank O'Day, tbe ball player, who was wounded with other Pinkerton men at Homestead, Penn., died, a few days since, at Chesterton, Ind. Michael Slater, one of Pinker ton's men, who was in the battle of Homestead, went crazy in Chicago, and, entering a house, shot at everybody in si^ht. The flood in the Bigbee and Warrior Rivers, of Alabama, following so closely on the floods of May, caused great destruction and suffering. The cltizans .called on Governor Jones for aid and asked him to invoke help from Congress. Advancing merchants were badly hurt by this double loss of crops, it being bow too late for any replanting. At Paducah, Ky., seventy-five armed colored men had a conflict with the Sheriff's posse, and one of the latter was fatally wounded. Washington. Ii? consequence of suggestions by SurgeonGeneral Wyman, of the Marine Hospital Service, the United States Treasury Department has taken step3 for the thorough disinfection of the baggage of immigrants arrlviving at New York from the cholera districts of Europe. Tsunejiro Miyaoki has been presented to the State Department as the new Secretary of the Japanese Legation at Washington. Nearlt 9000 money order offices have been established lately. At the request of Brazil and the Argentine Republic Pi esident Harrison has conFentedto act as the arbitrator to determine the qaestiou of the true boundary of what Is known as the Argentine State of Miss.ones. From the records of the Postofflce Department it appears that there were 67,105 postoffices in the United States on June 30, 1892, which is an increase of 2776 over the fiscal year ending June 30, 1891. During the past year 1228 postoffices were discontinued lor various causes. There were 223 resignations from the service and thirtythree removals. J. D. Washburn, Minister from the United States to Switzerland, has resigned. The Commissioner of Patents has decided that Joseph W. Swan and not Thomas A Edison is the original inventor of an electric light carbon. a oirwarra uttt.t.tttw ioonari from Wash ington shows that tha Presbyterian Church of the United States of America has 6717 organizations, 6663 chnrch buildings, valued at 174,455,300, and 788,334 communicants. I The amount of gold coin and bullion in the United States Treasury is $111,071,257, a , decrease of $3,250,000 since July L Captain Heath has reported to the War Department that the sinking of the Tilton off Sandy Hook, N. J., by a shot from a taninch rifle was beyond prevention. Secretary Foster has ordered the collection of $500 fine from the American steamer Oteri for violating the neutrality laws by aiding the insurgents in Honduras. This is the steamer lately reported pressed into the Honduras service. Foreign. The cholera epidemic is spreading throughout Europe, The disease has made unmuranivi in tha militarv camn. near St. Petersburg, Russia, and new cases ara reported near Paris. Isaac Cooks and Louis Colton, cotton brokers of Liverpool, England, have failed with liabilities ot $3,750,000. A Honduras special despatch announces the complete triumph of the revolution and the capture of President Leiba. ~"A phenomenal number of wolves are attacking cattle and even men in the Province of Kostroma, Russia. The animals evince a savagery and boldness that have never been witnessed before in that region, and many of the country people are terror stricken. A grand wolf hunt is proposed to get rid of the animals. A disastrous fire at Chrtetiansand, Norway, laid in ruins half the best part of the town, including 356 of the principal houses 1 and numerous public buildings. The loss will reach the sum of $3,500,000. A further eruption of Mount Etna occurred a tew days since. The Mayor of Nicolosi declared that a terrible volcanic ov. reak was impending. The inhabitants ' ot Catania, Italy, and the surrounning country were in a state of consternation. The elections in Mexico resulted in the reelection of President Diaz, unopposed. Four deaths attributed to cholera are repr>rt->i from Auoervilliers, five miles north of Paris, France. ? A BOAr containing a number of members of thj Isenheim Musical Society, who were makinr an excursion on the river at Strasburg, Germany, capsized, and eleven men were drowned. '1 h k execution of Ravachol, the Frenc'a r Anarchist and murderer, too* place soon alter daylight at Pari*. The condemned man conducted himself in a most outrageous manner, strugglinr with his guards and uttering blasphemous crie< on tlis way to the guillotin-* A cablegram from London states that William Waldorf As tor is not dead. The report that he had expired was cabled to his New York ag^nt by some malicious person for the purpose, it is thought, of annoying | the family. According to the United State3 AgrrcuTtural Department's report, the acreage of winter wheat is about the same as last year, and the condition slightly better. The acreage devoted to oats is about the same as last year, with condition below the average. The acreage devoted to rye is slightly below last year. The condition is estimated at nine. There is a sligut increase iu the acreage of barley, with condition two per cent, oetter than iast year. KOBert li. Oaknxr has sailed fro n New ; York lor Alr.ca with a phonograph to study the language of the monkeys. He took intro>"hictions to chiefs of various ' tribes spoken into the phonograph by Stanly, Du Uhaillu and other explorers. WORLD'S FAIR NOTES. Iir June more than 90,000 people, or a daily average of 3100, visited the World's Fair grounds and paid twenty-five cento each to see the sights. More than 100,000 cabinet specimens, all of them fine ones, have already been secured for the mineral exhibit which Colorado will make at the World's Fair. The Portuguese Minister, at Washington, has made application for space in the Woman's Building at the World's Fair for exhibit from the women of Portugal. All of the great World's Fair buildings, except two, are practically finished. A portion of the interior finishing anl decorating is all that remains to be done on most of them. At the World's Fair an oyster exhibit will be made by the Shell Fish Commission of Connecticut. An oyster bed, models of oyster boats, the system or dredging, etc., will be shown. The generators that George Westing bouse is building to furnish electricity for the 93.000 incandescent lamps at the World's Fair are to be the largest in the world. One of them will operate 20,000 lamps. The Exposition authorities have appropriated $175,000 for the purpose of providing orchestra music for the World's Fair. They also set apart $12,503 for the entertainment of distinguished composers and orchestra leaders who have bean invited. Two of the cannon which, it i3 believed were at one time mounted on' board Christopher's Columbus's flagship, were received it Chicago recently. Tne cannon are of the incient and clumsy pattern of such guns turned out in the fifteenth century. New York will have one of the finest State buildings at the World's Fair. It will be ninety feet wide bv 200 feet long, and three stories high, inclusive of donated material and decorations the structure will represent an expenditure of more than $150,lX)0. A syndicate, representing men of influence and money in both Austria and the United States, is making arrangements to produce in Chicago during the World's Pair the famed Passion Play exactly as it has been given for centuries, at intervals of ten years, by the people of Ober-Ammergau, Bavaria. Just back of the New York building, at the World's Fair in a depressed area, will be spread out flat an immense topographical map of that State. It will be thirty-six feet long and twenty-six feet wide, and will show tha mountains, forests, rivers, towns and all of the great natural and artificial features of State scenery. Tax rich and powerful princes of India, writes Consul-General Ballantine, are preparing to send to the World's Fair a large collection of exhibits, including artistic articles of gold and silver, ivory carvings, paintings, laquer and damask work, embroidery, lace, silver filagree work, etc. Several of the princes have decided to visit the Fair with tneir retinues. Accommodations fox musical entertainments at the World's Fair have been decided upon, Aid the construction of the necessary buildings has be so ordered. They include a recital nail, seating 500 people; a music hall with accommodation for 130 players, 300 singera and an audience of 2000; a festival hall for performances upon the largest possible scale, with 200 players, 2000 singers and an audience of 7000. PIPIT-SECOND C0US3E33. In the Senate. 127th Day.?Conference reports on the Indian Appropriation bill, the Military Academy bill, the Legislative Appropriation bill, the Postoffice Appropriation bil and the bill approving the funding act of Arizona were presented and agreed to The Anti-Option bill was reported without recommendation?Messrs. Palmer, Voorhees and Hale debated the Homestead (Penn.) riots. 128th Day.?Mr. Hill introduced a bill changing the dates for the dedication of the buildings of the World's Fair from the 12th to th$ 21st of October, 1892, aud the bill was passed The Sundry Civil bill was considered. 129th Day.?Mr. Mandarson introduced a bill directing the Secretary of State to affix the great seal of the United States to the document entitled 'The Administration of the (government of the United States at the Beginning of the 400th anniversary of the Discovery of America" The Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was discussed. 130th Day.?Mr. Washburn spoke in support or the Anti-Option bill The proposal to close the World's Fair on Sunday was dis* cussed. 131st Day.?The Anti-Option bill was put bacK upon the calendar, losing its advantageous position Sunday closing of the World's Fair was discussed. 132d Dav.?The World's Fair appropriation bill was pass ad. The Quay proviso for Sunday closing of the Fair and the Peffer amendment for prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquor were adopted in Committee of the Whole. In the House. 149th Day.?The Silver bill wa3 referred to the Coinage Committee A debate was naa on tne nomesceaa jrenn.i not??jar. Rockwell submittal the conferanca report on the Indian Appropriation bill and it was agreed to. 130th Dat.?The rules were suspended and the Tin-Plate, Lead Ore and Utah Government Dills were pas39d^?The bill limiting the amount of wearing apparel imported free by United Statej residents to $100 was passed. 1518t Dat.?The Stewart bill for the free coinage of silver was favorably reported without amendment The House devoted the remainder of the day to the discussion of conference, t lose on the Postofflce and Invalid Pension Appropriation bills and the Arizona Funding being agreed to. The reports on the Naval and the legislative Appropriation bills were disagreed to, and new conferences were ordered. 15'3d Day.?The Speaker appointed Messrs. Herbert, Lawson, of Virginia, and Dolliver as conferreas on the Naval Appropriation bill -Mr. Wheeler submitted the conference report on the Military Academy Appropriation bill. The report was agreed to?yeas, 113; nays, 96??On motion of Mr. Bentley a bill was passed appropriate $250,000 for the publication of the Eleventh Census Mr. Dockery presented a disagreeing report on the District of Columbia Appropriation bill. A further % AnJnMAfj nra WULDiOUi;? U1UDIOU?04* , vuvunaivu p* wsented a disagreeing report on the Army Appropriation bill. Af further conference was ordered. 154tu Day.?The resolution proposing a Constitutional amendment as to election of Senators was discussed. 155th Day.?The Rules Committee's resolution to consider the Silver bill was defeated by a vote of 154 to 138 The House then proceeded to the consideration of the conference report on private bills. I?* ' ATTACKED BY A CE AZY MAN Judge Clate, ot Albany, N. Y., Has a Lively Tussle in His Office. Edward McDonald, a middle-aged laborer, who is supposed to be insane, entered County Judge Clute's office at Albany, N. Y., and demanded ttiat ne 31511 a uum. The Judge refused and attamptoi to leave the office. McDonald struck ta9 Judge and tried to draw a revolver when the Judgo grappled with him, and for a few minutes there was a lively tussle around the offic.\ The Judge, still holding on to tho infuriated man, manage 1 to touch an electric button and the office boy in an adjoining room responded. The boy grabbed ) McDonald by the lags and he was backod against the wall, all the while miking a vigorous tight. Finally the boy got the revolver ous of McDonald'* pocket. The Judge continued to hold him and the boy secured a policeman. McDonald was taken to Police Headquarters and committal to jail. Ho has been a defendant in a divorce suit and has been hanging around Judge Clute's office for some ttma. The note which he wished sigued was made payable to any one. An Eastern firm advertises for a number of ladies with unusually long hair, promising them permanent positions at a good salary. This indicates that another infallible hair-res to ra1 tive is about to be put on tho markets ST. JOHN'S DEVASTATED. The Centre of New Foundland's Capita! Swept by Flames. All the Principal Buildings in the City Laid in Ashes. A dispatch from St. Joba's, New Fouodland. says: A southwest gala was blowing over'the city during the afternoon when a Ore broke out in a building on Long s Hill. The city of St. John's is built on the side of a steep hill. The harbor runs east and west, and the heart of the city is comprised in the section froca the Allan Line wharf in the east to the dry dock at the head of the harbor in the west, a distance of a mile and a haK. The principal business houses are along this stretch. The resideuces and public buildings extend up and back over the brow of the mountain for nearly a mile. Long's Hill runs southwest from the English Cathedral up the mountain side to Le Marchmopt road, upon which the Catholic Cathedral is built The same street leads to the harbor, and the whole distance is through the heart of the city. The houses at the top of this hill are of wood, very old and an ea3y pray to a Are. The water at such an altitude was naturally defective, and notwithstanding the tremendous exertions of the Are men, the flames were carried down towards ths city with appalling rapidity. The high wind, carrying live embera in every direction, ignited a score of conflagrations at onca, so that within half an hour from the first outbreak the Fire Department and people were utterly helpless, and the centre of the city was abandoned to its fat". Tne first large building to become a prey to cue fiery flames was the new Methodist C ?llege and boar.iing hall recently erected it a cost of $40,000, and the educational headquarters of Methodism in the colony. Frnm hpra th? flames leaned to the mac niticent Masonic Temple, erected at a cost of 4M.OOO, and a portion of which was used as the general Protestant Academy. Sweeping down the hill, the flames next licked up the Grower Street Methodist Brick Church, the oldest and largest in the city. Then, across the street to the superb cathedral of the English Church, 120 feet ia length and fifty-six feet broad. This was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, and was conceded to be the finest piece of Gothic architecture on the Continent. Next the Orange Hall and the Palace of Bishop Jona3 were consumed. Continuing its swath, the next victim of its prey was the Supreme Court House, on Duckworth street; the Police Headquarters, the magnificent Athenaeum Building, containing the Government offica?, law offices, Government Savings Bank, a large public hall and reading-room. Proceeding alon? Duckworth street, the Union Bank building, the Commercial Bank, tho fine brick and stone Presbyterian Church, and the Telegram newspaper office were quickly destroye 1. Thea the flames took complete possession of the great business establishments and flsh warehouses on Water street^ sodq extending to the wharves, from which the shipping had to haul out into the harbor for safety. But long before tbi?. and whlie the fire was rushing with irresistable fury toward the waterfront, it was also spreading easterly from its original starting point, and before the people were aware of it the majestic pile of freestone, with its twin towers, the Catholic Cathedral, was ablaze. Two-thirds of the population of St. John's are Catholic and worshiped in this vast structure. It was one of the largest and most magnificent places of worship in the New World, and was built of cut limestone and Irish granite. 'mere was iiccie nope oc savin? me convent and the College of St. Bonaventure. At 8 o'clock the operators were driven from the telegraph and cable offices by the flames, which soon claimed those buildings. At that hour over 500 buildings had b99n destroyed, including all the principal structures in the city,and the flames were spreading in all directions, being carried with great ve.ocity east and south. It was feared that the Governor's palaceL the Parliament Buildings and Colonial offices would tw also swept away. Later Details. Further advices from St. John's bring reports of loss of life and say that the victims ar? six children and one man. Two-thirds of the buildings in the city have been destroyed. It is believed that 15,000 people must be homeless, as the city is two-thirds burned over. The homeless people are camped in the fields. Eferything is destroyed from Birch'3Cove east to the wharves of the Allan line The flames made a clean sweep, and the work of destruction is appalling. The fire was caused by the carelees use of a match in a barn on Long's Hill. At 10 o'clock next morning the fire ceased burning only for lack of fue1. . One vessel was burned in the harbor and several put out to m. The steamer Bona Vista ran the gauntlet while on flre and was mohH Th? Inn* la mtim&tad at <20.000.000. The principal street of St. John's is more than a mile in length. and every building in it was of stone or Driclc. After the Are in 1846 the authorities refused to permit wooden buildings to be erected in the street. This street has been practically destroys?. The Parliament buildings have oeen destroyed. At the time the last dispatch was sent fully 600 buildings had been burned. KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION. A Fatal Accident on a Lake Genera (Switzerland) Steamer. t A terrible accident occurred in Switzerland a few days ago at Ouchy, Canton of Vaud, on lake Geneva. The boiler of the Mont Blanc plying on the lake, which was lying at her pier at Ouchy, exploded. Twenty-six of those on board the steamer were killed outright and thirty were injured. Many of the passengers were blown into the lake, from which they were rescued by small boats which put out from the shore. The steamer was oaaiy aamagen. Tha victims were chiefly English and French visitor!--, women and children. A horrifying sight was witnessed in the saloon of the Mouc Blanc when tbe rescuers were able to get in. The ateam had poured through the saloon door, blocking the only means of escape. Most of the portholes were closed, and as there was no way of dissipating the dense volumes of steam the unfortunate passengers were roasted alive. The victims had been hurled pell mell with the boat's furniture, lamps, etc., to the end of the saloou, where they lay in a heap. The bodies of oight dead persons were found huddled with the bodies of twenty-four others yet alive, who were writhing oa the floor and shrieking in agony. Some were literally scalped, the hair and flesh being boiled from their heid.s,and their faces wera scorched and swollen beyond recognition. The hands of some looked like gloves turned inside out. Several who were alive when carried out of the cabin soon died, some before they could be removed from the vessel and others on the way to the hospital. ETNA'S VIOLENT ERUPTION. The Village ot (Jiapre Destroyed by an Earthquake. The oruption of Mount Etna is rapidly increasing in vnlenc?. The tires in the. craters show great activitj . Loud explosions ara continually taking place. A severe earth shock occurred which reduced to ruins ths village of Giarre, on the coast of Sicily, five hours' jonrney from the craters of the volcano. The population of (iiarre is about IS.000. The whole country suffered severely from the shock. , Engineers have been sent to threatened points to prevent vast quantities of lava that are being thrown out by the volcano from entering the wells from which the population obtain their supply of water. Should the lava cooie in contact with the ' water the steam generated would destroy the wells. Marble in quantity aas bean discovered > /n Sussex County, Neiv Jersey, near Stanhope. It is the first find of consequence in the State. The ledges are estimated to bo worth I100.00U. 0 THE LABOR WORLD. EjLNSAS needs 20,000 farm hands. Nearly 150,000 iron workmen in Pittsburg, Penn., are idle. In some of the Western cities hod-carriers are called "masons' tenders." Workmen are being discharged in Germany for singing the "Marseillaise." More thad five million Italian tromen are employed in industrial agricultural pursuite. During Ma? there were about 2030 strikes in this country, involving over 500,00i) workmen. New labor unions have been organised in P.hioaoo hv ratal I rl?rlf? hnrl'man ?nri lariv stenographers. London omnibus men work from eighty to ninety-five hours per week and receive only twelve cents an hour. Ore diggers in the South work from sunrise to sundown for |1 per day, and the majority are paid in store orders. The South Australian Labor -Party has purchased a 915.000 copper mini) to give work to its unemployed members. In Saxony about seventy per cent, of the workingmen earn less than $150 per year because the factories are filled with women I and children. Berlin has a salesgirls' union, numbering over 800 members. They pay ten cents dues per month and receive medical aid and help in securing positions. About 18,000 men are employed in navigating 1114 steamers and 6339 barges on the Mississippi and tributaries, and thsy earn an average of 1350 per annum. Italia* workmen testify their respect for Christopher Columbus by donating several days' work on his monument at Eighth avenue and Sixty-ninth street, New York City. Tne labor men in those parts of Australia where wages are still high and men have plenty of work, as their number is not too large for the trade, are protesting against mo uroverameub imuiue u w muiuau pun to the unempioyed workmen huddled up ia the 3eaport3 and other large cities. From the la3t report of the Labor Commissioner of Michigan it appears that 207 persons own one-third of Detroit, with a population of 225,000. It also shows that the ground on which the cities of the State stand is worth as much as the 11,000,030 acres occupied by the 1,100,000 farm population. Thk average production of man, woman and child in the United States increased in the thirty years between 1S50 and 1880 from about twenty-five cents to forty cents per day, an increase of over sixty p6? cent. That this gain is due to mechanical assistance is perhaps shown by the fact that in Italy, a country which still makes little use of elaborate machinery, no such increase is shown. T0BNAD0 SINKS A STEAMF& Many Lives Lost on the Pleasure Craft Fraukte Folsom at Peoria. The river steamer Frankie Fole?m, from Pekin, 111., with seventy persons on board, was sunk in Peona Lake a few nights ago. Twenty of her passengers were drowned, despite the efforts of the crew and the rescued passengers to save them. When it was seen that the vessel was sure to sink the panic on board was heartrending to witness. The passengers made frantio efforts to avoid the awful fate which stared them in the face, and their appeals for help were pitiful to h9or. Professor Paine had been giving a pyrotechnic display there for the past two weeks, and a good view of the exhibition could be obtained from the lake in thenorthern part of the city, and large numbers on excursion boats and small rowboats took advantage of the free exhibition. It was a tornado that caused the disaster. At 10 o'clock the tornado swept unannounced over Peoria, 111,, leaving death and destruction on all sides. At Lake View Park, a mile above the city, a representation of Pompeii was being given. For this occasion the Folsom came up with forty passengers. A landing was made, and two or three couples joined the party. There were also fifteen got on the boat at the park, so that the passenger list reached fully sixty. As the boat came out of the landing and started down to the city she was struck by the tornado and turned over. She was about midway in the river and sank rapidly. LYNCHED IMMEDIATELY, lledfern Killed Dunn in the Alternoon and a. Mob Haneed Him That Nijfht. Shortly after midnight a mob took J. Redfern, white, from jail at Frankly n, Ely., and hanged him. Redfern had shot and instantly killed P. Dunn, for many years Cir cuit Court Clerk. Mr. Dunn had been trying to get Redfern out of one of his houses, and went to the place with a colored man namei John Hobby. Without a word Redfern opened fire with a shotgun, and fatally wounded the colored man. Dnnn had in the meantime retreated, but Redfern ran after him and fired a charge of squirrel shot through his head. SLOWLY SHOT TO DEATH. | A Mexican Murderer Has to be Fired at Four Times. Luciano Islag, who murdered his paramour and her mother some months ago, was executed a few days ago in the City of Mexico. The moment that the 'prison wardens left his side he lifted the bandage from his eyes and shouted defian; ly to the soldiers to tire. A discharge followed and several bullets ontered his body. He was not killed by ttia tirst tire. The sergeant advanced to give him the death-shot, but his hand trembled and the bullet grazed the head. A second and third shot were discharged before Islam's life was extinct. CONVICTS ESCAPE. A. Wholesale Delivery al, the Charlestown (?a?9.) state Prison. A wholesale escape of nine of the most daring criminals in Cbarlestown (Mass.) State Prison occurred the other afternoon when all were supposed to be at work in the shops. The men were all long-term convicts, and sentenced to from five to thirty years. They got into the sewer by sawing out t'ns bars of a manbote in the rear of tbe prisonyard . They then crept 800 feet through a pipe hardly three feet in diameter, and when they emerged scattered in all directions. FLOODS IN THE SOOTH. Loss ot Life and Great Damage Dae to Heavy Rains. The rainfall iD Tennessee, Arkansas Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana during ten days has been unprecedented The rivers have flooded the lowlands and the damage done to growing crops is incalculable. At Columbus, Miss., the Tombigbee River > vras thirty-tive feet above low-water mark-. People were driven from the lowlands and hundreds of cuttle drownei. Several lives have been lost. Five colored men were drowned ten miles below Memphis. The wheat tfrop in West Tennessee is ruined. TORNADO IN MANITOBA. Great Damage to Property by a Fur iuus Wind storm. A furious storm has swept over Manitoba. J In several districts everything in its path was destroyed, houses being blown down aad machinery and barns smashed to fragments. Several people were hurt, and one life is known to have been lost?Miss Dobson, of Douglas District, whose body wa3 fouaa in the ruins of her father's hou3e. Scores of horses an) cattle were killed outright and their bodies carried from one field to another. I CYRUS f. FIELD, The Great Financier Breathes His Last Near Dobbs Ferry. Life Sketch of the Man Who Laid Atlantic Gable. "*m />n CYRUS W. FIELD. Cyrus W. Field died at 9:53 o'clock a few mornings ago at his counfry honn in Ardsley Park, near Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. There were present at tha deathbed Mr. Field's three brothers, Rev. Henry M. Field, David Dudley Field and Justice Stephen J. Field, his daughter, Mrs. Isabella Judson, and her two sons, Cyrus Field Judsoa and Frank Judson. Early that morning Mr. Field, after a restless night, had a delirium spell. Dr. Coutant was at once summoned and gave tbe patient an opiate. It proved fruitless, however, and Mr. Field became more restless. He continued delirious until the end. Mr. Field's death has been expected for a week. It was his wonderful vitality and robust health of former years that kept him alive so long. After his serious illness three months ago in New York he was removed to his country house. Here he was only able to drive out occasionally with his daughter and brother David. A month ago he fell ill again and took to * - 1 J L J ^ his DeCL Mr, rieiu usu ueeu suum iuj mental and physical troubles brought on by his son's failure. It was decided that the remains be taken to Stockbridge, Mass., for interment. Cyrus West Field was born in Stockbridge, Mass., November 30, 1S19. His father was a clergyman. At tift?en Cyrus went to New York and became a clerk in the store of A. T. Stewart At twenty-one he began the manufacture and sale of paper. He became interested in the project of carrying a telegraph line across the Atlantic, and during the next thirteen years visited England many times in interest of the undertaking, which finally resulted in the formation of the Atlantic Telegraph Company. The work was pushed forward and anally in 1858 the first communlcatioc with England by telegraph was established. After working a few weeks the cable failed, and the war intervening; the enterprise was abandoned until 1863, when another cable was laid, and on July 27,1866, telegraphic communication was opened between the continents which has never been interrupted since. For this work Mr. Field has b9en styled "The Columbus of Modern Timet." In 1873 Mr. Fields became interested in the rapid transit problem of New York, and the elevated railroad system is the result. Five years ago Mr. Field became a member of the firm of Field, Lindley & Co., but retired from business in 1830. Hiss wife died at Dobbs Ferry in November, 1801. He has two sons, Cyrus W. Field, Jr., and Edwin M. Field, who is confined in an insane asylum near Buffalo. One daughter, Alice,, is also an occupant of an insane asylum. Mr. Field has three brothers, who are distinguisned Americans. They are David Dudley Field, Stephen W. Field and H. M. Kield. THE NATIONAL GAME. Ewinq, New York's captain, doesn't coach his men. Cla&kson, released by Boston, signed with Cleveland. BaS3ETT. late of New Forks, has been assigned to Louisville. Killen is about the only reliable twirler on the Washington staff. Corcoran leads the Brooklyns in sacrifice hits, having made sixteen. Pitchers Keefe, Viau, Stein and Craneall discards?are doing good work. The New York team does less noisy coaching than any team in the League. Cincinnati intends to play out the entire season, accidents barred, with twelve men. Richardson, the crack second baseman of the Washington*, wants the bunt hit abolished. Anson is playing a game at first for the Chicagos that would release any other player Glasscock in his best days did not excel the splendid short stopping he is doing for St. Louis. . , "Long John" Rzillt, last with Cincinnati, has announced his permanent retirement from the ball field. In Cincinnati the other day, for the first time on record, three Chinese paid for admission to the ball game. Boston's strongest point is her base-running, as the team has stolen over twice as many bases as opponents. Thompson, of Philadelphia, has recovered bis batting form of 1835-6-7, when he was the wonder of the pountry. The Bakimores have bad their salaries cut down all the way from $100 to 12-50 each a month, and not a man escaped. Six weeks ago Philadelphia refused Washington's offer of SISW for Mulvey's release. Now he has been released unconditionally and placed in the League pool. Who would have imagined that the Louisvilles would finish so near the bottom? * * Al ? ? ? ? UUIinm oKrtilf Several accidents ana tne squauuuug the players have hurt the club a great deal. Comisket, of Cincinnati, doesn't favor home talent on a ball team. He says horns players suffer too much from the attention of over-enthusiastic friends and companions. The Chicago Club has made a draft upon the Joliet Club of the Illinois-Iowa Leajju} for the services of Decker and Conner.*. According to the rules, Chicago must Day Joliet $500 each for ths drafted men. Conners has a battin? average of over 300 and stands high in fielding. Decker is a first baseman aad slugger. KECORD OF the I.EAatTK CLUBS. far. Per Clobs. Won. Lost, ctj Clubs. Won. Los'. <*t. Boston 52 22 .703, W'ashiag'nltt H .461 Brooklyn...51 M .662;.Chicago...31 i!) .443 Philad'lp'a.4d 30 .605 it. Louis.31 4i .42.5 Cincinnati.44 31 .587|New York3l 43 .410 Cleveland ..40 33 .o4iiLouisville.30 47 ,39i Pittsburg. .37 3J ,4S7, Baltimore. 2U 53 .^67 POWDER MILL BLOWN UP. Three Americana and Three Chinese Killsd in California. An explosion occurred at the Judsoa Giaut Pow.ler Works near West Berkeley, i?i? .">'w fmm San Francisco. Ca!., IWCIVO UIMV- ? just after 9 o'clock in the morning, destroying the works and much property "for several miles around. Five shocks were felt in San Francisco within a few minutes, the last four being of terrific forc9, shaking buildings, cracking a number of walls, and breaking plate-glass in buildings eight blocks up from the water front. Sir lives are known to have been lostthree white men and threa Chinamen. Thousands of people visited the scene of the explosion next day and gazsd wonderingly at the immense cavities dug in the side of the hill by the force of the explosion, and at the wrecks of the buildings. The damage to tha I powder and chemical works is estimated a6 over 1200,000 and probably $26,000 mors damage was done in San Francisco and OaJ? land by windows breaking. LATER NEW?. H E~-LrEU tenant govirnor francis B. Hfl Loomis, of New London, Conn., died inflH Hartford a few days ago. He was bora in HHj Lyme, Conn., April 9, 1312. Safi Theresa Blessing, eighteen, and Louisa Hj Heany, fourteen, both of Providence, were IH drowned while bathing off Pleasant Bluff, ^Hj R'r* mi Oeobos H. wzxskts a^ed twenty-seven. Wj Superintendent of the Newburg (N. 7.} HH Paper Box Manufactory, discharged all tbe B9 employes and then committed suicide by shooting, jHfl Striking minere at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, l9fl blew up a bridge to prevent the entry of Hfl thfl FwiAPftl frrvrvrw Sixrczir lives were lost by the capsizing of the pleasure steamer Frankie Folsoai at EH Peoria, 111. I Two persons were fatally hart and a large Hfl| number of buildings destroyed by a tornado EH at Springfield, Ohio. At least 100 dwell- bH ings are wrecked Tue Zlon German- Lathoran Church was str uck by lightning and al- HM most totally destrojed. i BH Bob Mastzbsok, a despera o, shot and HH fatally wounded Sheriff Bowles at Spokane, . Washington, and was himself shot and killed M by the latter. afl The Kansas Prohibitionists nominated a j^fl complete State ticket at Topeka, headed by KM J. O. Pickering for G-ovarnor u Thk President had signed the Pension Appropriation bill and the River and Harbor |H| Appropriation bill. The Senate passed the World's Fair bill NHm by a vote of fifty-onj to fourteen. Mr. Bfljj Poller's proposition that liquor shall not be Hjj soia on tne r air grounds, aai jar. yuays Sunday closing amendment were adopted* The returns from the Midlothian district' of Edinburghshire, Scotland, show that Gladstone is re-elect9d to tha British Parlia- . ment by a majority of less than 700 votw. llie Liberal leader receive.! 5750, and hi* Liberal-Union opponanS, 5077. The Argentine torpedo catcher RosalM foundered in a storm off the coast of Uruguay. The oScars were saved. The crew, numbering seventy, at last report*, were missing. Widespread rioting in Snain has been caused by the octroi duties. The work of searching for ths bodies o? those who lost their lives in the t rrible disaster at St. Gervals-les-Bains, vhea the Bionassy Glacier broke loose from vHe side of Mont Blanc and swept down the ravine in which St Gervais is situated, was cod* tinued. Seventy-five persons staying at the hotel, forty servants and forty-fire peasants of La Fayet, were killed. ' i A balloon left Havre, France, with threa passengers, all of whom were drowned. f During an election row between the Parnellites and anti-Parnellites at Shall, County Cork, Ireland, one man was killed and several were seriously injured* SILVER MEN BEATEN. The House Refuses to Take Up the Senate Bill. The silver question, which has been before the Fifty-second Congress sine 3 last Decernber, was finally settled in the House a few . days ago. The bill itself was not voted upon, but on the test vote, taken on the resolution reported from tbe Committee on Rules to take up the bill lor consideration, free silver coinage was defeated by a majority of twenty-eight. 'j In the House, after the regular order, Mr. Catchings, of Mississippi, offered the resolution from the Committee on Rules setting apart two days for the consideration of the Silver bill, and Mr. Bland, of ' Missouri, opened the debate for the free-silver advocates and presented an amendment forbidding any dilatory motions after 3 v. jr., wnen a voce was to do am on cae oui u mm the resolution of the Committee on Rales B was adopted. V This resolution was supported by Mr. ? Bartine. But Mr. Clark, of Alabama, went ]M back on his previous record on the silver fl question, ana opposed the resolution, and fl Mr. Patterson, of Tennessee, pursued a g similar course, and threw consternation in to the camp of the Silverites. At 1:15 o'clock Mr. Catchings demanded fi the previous question. Tracey demanded g the yeas and nays. I The previous question was seconded aad I resulted: yeas, 163; nays, 129. B Speaker Crisp at his own request was corded in the negative. fl The resolution to consider the Free Coin age bill was defeated: yeas, 13(5: nays, 138. 3j Speaker Crisp voted aye. TOUEISTS KILLED. 8 A Picnic Party Was Struck by a I Freight Train, B At the crossing of the Middletown aad I Wart3boro turnpike and the 0 ntario and 1 Western Railroad at Middletown, N. Y., a <1 carriage was strucx oy a ireigat train ana four persons were killed and fire others in- ' jured, two seriously. Most of thd partju--1 were New Yorkers summering at Bloom* /' ingsburg. The four killed are S. L. Frank, of Brooklyn: his wife; George A. Welch, of New York, and Miss TessieM. McCoy, of New York. The rest of the party were injured more or less. ' - J The party had been out picnicking and were returning home to Case's Hotel in Bloomings burg at three in the morning. At the crossing a freight train had been cut in two for switching purposes. The first half of the train passed and into the gap intervening between that and the second naif the carriage was driven. The carriage was struck and the occupants scattered over the tracks, the four killed being crushed beneath the wheels or the cars. The bodies of the dead were sent to their homes in New York and Brooklyn on the Erie's afternoon express. DEATH IN" FLAMES. Mrs. Broderick and Her Three Chit* drea Suffocated. Mrs. Annie Broderick and her three chil* dren were suffocated in a fire, which waa caused by the explosion of a lamp at No.- 67 East 118th street, New York City. The flr? was discovered at 3:40 o'clock, but before the engines could reach the house the flames had gained such headway that it was impossible to rescue the inruates. The dead children are: Mary, five years; Richard, eighteen month;, and John, nine months. Mrs. Broderick w.n a widow, a hardworking and good looking woman. The house in which she and the children livei is a little squatter's sh.iuty, with a floor measuring 12x16 feet, an i a low csilins. There is a little attic overhead. It was U38das a sleeping p!ac>. Thera was only ? ' Hiora on! idtn that ttlA ruuiu i<JL una fo ? little family creot every nij<ht by the nokety ladder that led to the attic. BURNED AND SUFFOCATED. Eight Children Lose Their Lives ia a Burning Building. A terrible disaster at Berkhampstead, England, Insulted in the death of eight children. A planing mill baying caught Are tha :arelaker endeavored to reach the basement, where his eight children were sleeping. Five were suffocated on the staircase, while th? Other three were burned to death. The wif-i was rescued frow an upper window. i