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THE MOMARY CONGRESS. O|ioiiin? of the In tern at ion si I Conference at Brussels. The Delegates in Attendance and the Assembly Chamber. T!w International Monetary Conference has t>een formally opened by the Belgian Premier, M. B-ernaert, in the Marble Hall of the Palais Ues Academies at Brussels. Af ter paying his compliments to the delegates M. Beernaert gave an elaborate r^suaie of tti*1 his'ory ot the precious metals during the present century, clearly indicating by his interpretation of events early iu the seventies tuat he stood firmly upon the platform of b -:netRl istn. M. Beernaert was warmly received by the American and French delegates, but evoked i fewer signs ot aDuroval <rom t ie delegates i of Austria, Germanv and England. At the J close of his address Senator Montifiore L >vi was elected Chp'ruian of the Conterenc?, and Edwin H. Terrell, Unite I States Miuis- . ter to Beigiu n, was eiecte 1 Vic*-Chairman. Senator Levi spo^e at considerable length upon taking ttie cjair. Edwin H. Terrell's speech was awaited with keen interest, as it was expected to contain some hints as to the course to be pursued by the American Commissioner?. It was, however, a purely formal recognition of welcome on behalf of the American delegates. The conference then adjourned until Friday. It will meet three times each week. 'l ie interior oi me usu ia wuiuu me ueig< .. . Rates deliberate is oue of the handsomest ia the capital. Marble shafts alon; the walls, with strikingly effectors mural painun^s between them, form the domingnt features of tbe ball. Twelve of these paintings, all of recent production, represent a sequence of great events ia Belgian history, from tbe douotful historic episo-ie when the Belgian trioes. under Ambeonx, swore to beat bacx tbe Roman invaders or to peri-b, uutil tbe coronation of the first King Leopold, in 1S31, Other mural sub jects picture the rise of arts and sciences in Belgium. In tbe gardens abutting on tbe v inference ball the most notable of the stature are a study of Cain by tbo sculptor lCUaroe ana natscus mrowcr uv xiesseis The countries wbicu have accepted the in- ' v tation of the United States Government to send delee*tes to the conference are AustriaHungry, B?l iu n, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italv, the Netherlands, Portugal, Rou oania, Russia, Servia, Spain, Sweden and Norway, and Switzerland. The ' following is a list ot the delegates representing the principal Nations taking part: United States?Senator William B. Allison. Congressman James B. McUreary, E. Benjamin Andrew. President of Brown University; Professor Ronaid P. Faltner. of the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas VV Cudler, Thomas T, Keller, James T. Morgan, Senator John P. Jones, Henry W. Cannon. President of tie C lase National Bank, anl E. 0. Leecj, Director of the Mint. Fran e?M. Tirard, ex-Premier and ex Minister of Finance; M. L. de Diron d'Anolas and M. <<e Foville, officials of the Ministrv of P.nance. Germany?Count von Alvensleben. Minirter at Brussels; Dr. Von Glaseaapp, Privy < 'ounoilor of tbe Treasury, and Herr Havtun?, Director of the Imperial Bank. Great Britain?Lord. Hrrschell, Lord Chancellor; Sir William Houtdsworth, M. P.; the Hon. SrC. Fremantie, Deputy Mastor of the Mint; Mr. Alfred de Rothschild. Sir U. Rivers Wilson, and Bertram Currie. India? General Richard Strachev and Sir Guilford L Moles worth. Italy?i?i?nori Luigi Luzziti, Rauiere Si mon?lli, an i Domeuico Zeppa, members of +U.A 1 nfn Pavliamanf I'UD mvo * lut iivn V? Mexico?Senor Don Antonio de Mier y Celis, Deputy Don Jaquia D. Cassasu*, and General Don Francisco Z. Meoa. The Netherian is? N. P. van der Berg, President of the Bank of the Netherlands, and G. M. B .i-isevain, of the Statistical Bureau of Amsterdam. Sweden and Norway?Hans L. Torsell, ex-Minister of Finance, and tfaybard E. Berner, Director of the Cre it Fonder. / Swiueriamt?il. Crauer Frey, National Councillor, Zurich, and M. Charles Lardy, Swiss Minist-r to France. Belgium? lenator Weber and MM. Sain* otietto, Jlontetiore Lsvi, Allard and Chamber. Austria?Count Khevenhueller-Metsch, Mmiatxu'tA RftlcrillTl. Russia?Princa Ojrohoff, Russian Minister to tfelgium, and M. Raffa.ovicta, a wellknown economist. Denmark?J. P. Teitgen. Spain?Senores Osma, Surra and Toca. THE LABOR WOBLD. The working men of Belgium are shouting lor universal suffrage. 'i wxirrr-rrvK thousand people are employed in the Chicago cattle yards. London theatres employ regularly about twelve thousand people every day in tiie week. About one hundred iron mines are at present in operation in the Lake Superior districts. Chicago printers are alarmed at the progpect or a gigantic influx of members of the craft into that city Lou; 8* Michel, the French anarchist, has been engaged to address workingmen's conferences in Chicago. * An agitation is on foot to establish an eight-hour working day for the building trades in Pittsnurz, Penn. In England there are 6,000,000 spindles still at work on full time, 750,009 on short time and 12.800,000 are stopped. M. M. Garland succeeded William Weiche as President or the Amalgamated Associa. tion of Iron and Steel Worker.-. ^ The Aunual Convention_of the Potters' JMauonai ira te AssemDiy, jvnigatsui mum, will be h-dd next January, in Trenton. N. J. Thirty per cent, of the engineers and workmen in the steel, iron, tin plate and shipbuilding industries of Great Britain are out ot work. Tub maximum number o? men emploved at the London docxs in one day is 17,'Jft), but those regularly competing for the work number over 22,000. The labor organizations of Leipzig. Germany, have established a legal bureau, where the members of the affiliated unions may eet legal advice free of coarge. General Ai aster Workman PowDERLr, in his anuual amress to cue Kai-rhts of Labor Couvention at St. Louis, Mo., favored the exclusion of foreigners of a certain class , for a period of ten year?. A New York conuuctor proposes that 1 railroad employes subscribe $1 psr month cam iu LL i uu i IU uo i i Li ra&iiuau stocks with the view or giving the men a voice in tbe management. Lhiek Arthur says that during the twenty-eight years of its association life, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers nas distributed *3,oOO,(klO to the widows and families of deceased members. The latest trades-union development in Lonuon is the formation of a domestic servants' union. Seveu hundred servants have already joined, and the number of passiole members in London is estimated at 240,000. Thekk is being formed at St. Louis an international organization of railway employes which will admit any railroad employe Irom the trackmen up, and which proposes to absoro all tbe present railway brofcherhoo.is. NAVAL ENLISTMENTS. Annual It *pr>rt ol the Chief ol the Bureau ot Navigation. Commo lore Ramsay. Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Djpartmant, says in his annual report that during the fiscal year ending June 3?. 1892, 4315 men and 83J apprentices were enlistei or re-snlisted in the navy, and 1^61 men and 146) boys, can lidates for enlistment on board of the receiving ships, were rejected baciu<e of physical disqualifications. During tue same time 8250 men and H'Z'i apprentices were dis??A Q ifi mon onrl onnrwnh'ftA-4 luui^c i, auu v -w iuou deserted, mo3t ot taem at hon^ port*. Commodore Ramsay recommends that the necessary action be taken to effect a systematic reorganization of the entire personnel of the navy. The report estimates that $279,433 will"be necessiry for the maintenance of the Naval Academy during the year. LATER NEW?. The official count of the State vote cast in Rbole Island lu the recent Presidential | election is completed, and shows the follow- j in? result. Biiwell. IttU. Cleveland, 24,33,"?, j Harrisou, 27,069: Weaver, 217. Plurality tor Harrison, 2734. The receipts from customs at the Port of isew ?. orK during me urst twenty aays 01 November were Hi 444,379, an increase of nearly ?1,000,000 compared with the receipts during the corresponding p?riod of last year. Fouit people were killed and three injured by a wreck on the Union Pacific at Alda, Nab. Big floods have prevailed in Washington, ma -iy of the western valleys became lakes, railroad traffic was for a time suspended, some lives were lost and great damage was inflicted on the agricultural interests. Allen* Ha-bison, aged twenty-five years, was hanged at HuntingtoD, W. Va., for the murder of his sweetheart. Bettie Adams, on April 2 last, ex-lleutenant governor C. C. An* toine, the colored President of the Louisiana State Senate under Kellogg, has been convicted in the Criminal Court of New Orleans of embezzling $500. F. W. Bonner & Sons, bankers of Rush, Texas, made a deed of trust to secure their creditors, The assets are put at $150,000 and the liabilities at about 167,000. R. P. Porter, Superintendent of the Census, has made a statement showing the p?V'?t OCM aua (ji taoui tuuuitiuu UL iue puoncations of the work of the Census Bureau. The entire report will comprise twenty volumes, and it will be a purely statistical work. Already, nearly as many pages of statistical matter have been printed as were comprised in the Tenth Censu?. News has been received of a colliery accident at the Stadiosky Colleries, in the Oral Mountains, of Russia. The methods of mining are primitive, an 1 precautions in Western mines are unknown. The gas in \ one of the mines exploded recently and forty miners were killed and many injured. Emperor William opened the German R:ichstag in person and insisted strongly upon the necessity for the Army bill. The Emperor's speech was received with disap proval by the entire German liberal press. i [ ORDNANCE REPORT. ' i The Year's Product of Rxplosives and I Armor Plate. j | Commodore Folger, Chief of the Bureau : 1 ot Ordnance of the Navy Dapartment, in bis annual report says that an appropriation j j of $8,459,324 will be required by his bureau for the fiscal year ending June 30, J894% Two million dollars of this amount will go to- , 1 ward the armament of vessels authoriz?1, . and *50,000 for arming and equipping naval j militia. I Of the 381 guns, of calibres from lour to thirteen inches required for vasiilp, 33V * ?-* - 1 11fl -- - nare oeen complete.i auu uu arc uucuu/ afloat. i During the year 1500 Dounds of smokeless potruer were made atthe Newport Torpedo . Station, an 1 its test in various ways ijava j moat gratifying results. Tne bureau ez ( peers soon to have the manufacture of this explosive upon a lar^d scale un ier way, and will tien issue it for all classes of rapidfire guns. As regards powder .or smalt arms prozrasfl has not been as great as anticipated. During the year 27,511 pounds of gun cot- | ton were manu accured at the torpedo station at Newport The capacity of the tome 1o station plant is now estimated at 64,000 pounds of dry gun cotton a year. Tests with E nmensite have continued. It has been conclusively demonstrated that an explosive of a high order can be j : obtained from this material by toe use of a simple fuse, perfectly safe to fire, not contnnin? lu.annate, and requiring only a percussion cap to ignite it. Tne bureau has also neveloped a high explosive at the torpedo station which may be utilized for bursting caar*es of common shell?, aerial torpedoes, sub-marine torpeloes, etc., on account of the safety with which it may be handled an 1 of the possibility of exp.odin? itdetonately without the use of fulminate of mercury. it is aporeciated (and this has likew ?.e been noted abroad) that a decide 1 revolution in the character of th9 armament of vessels of war is imminent. The batteries of naval vessels will oe composed of two classes of guns? the first, as at present, of great lenwth an 1 power, u<in? armor piercing projectiles, and the secon , shorter guns of very large bore and firing projectiles containing * charges of powerful high exDlosives. the latter bemz intended for use | 1 against the uaarraoreJ portion of ships. Tests of armor-piercing projictiles wade during the year show that the Carpenter projectiles, made by the Carpenter Steel l Company, of Readiug, Penn., have shown features equal to, is not superior to, the best of the Holtzer manufacture thus tar delivered in this country. The submarine boat invented by George E. Baker, of Chicago, has been tried, and whi e not fulfilling the requirements developed qualities to indicite success after alteraHnn? m mnti va nower and methoisof steer- 1 ing are made. . At present all armor for the navy is made 1 of niexel gtae', the various armor trials for 1 three years having conclusively proved its ( superiority to the simple steel previously 1 used. < I ARMY STATISTICS. J The Total Strength, Officers and ] Men, is 26.900. * According to custom, the Adjutant-Gen- * eral of the Army submits two annual re- j ports; one to the Secretary of War and one \ to the Commanding-General of the Army, ' ns in his dual capacity he i9 the head of one ot the staff departments of the army, which is responsiole to the Secretary, and also, in his purely military caaracter, he is suoordinate to the Command ing-Genera;. According to the reports the total strength of officers aad man in tne army is at pres- 1 ent2 5,900. Thenutn ->er of enlisted men aukrr Inn/ to )? A/lA f~\ J *U? OH ft l\ ~ *' 1UV1 IX.3U KTJ 1UTW 13 *r*f,\SVV. VI bUO wU,J7l U Ui" fleers and men, there are iu the cavatry 60J5, in artillery 3(52? and in tae imantry ( 12,197. The rest oi the forc9 is unattache 1 ^ to regiments, or is emplayed as guards at military prisons and "West Point, J and as scouts, clerks and mes* j senders. This force is distributed througn- i out tae country at various posts, armories and arsenals as the exisencies of the mili- 1 tary servioa demand, the Department of the t East, under Major-General Howard, with [ headquarters on Governor's Island. New l YorK, naving tho largest, number. 487$ offi* s cers and men. ' n Trie A<1 jutant-'Jeneral remarks that it is gr uityiuR to note that the number of deser- t tioos troni tha army is stsa.liiv decreasing. t * ? ?vw- wr mc iiuiitu^i ?'i ucjci iiuip ma [ -;H4; in ISJD-'M it was 150,'}, and in 189l-''Ji , IWi, or a traction over a v.) per cent, of the ( total enlisted screngtu. , VESSELS INSPECTED. Annual lleport <>1 General Duinon! J to the Treasury Department. Supervising Inspector Dumont's annual report sao>vs inu.i uurniy me yuir eauo i | June 30 IustTfiGl domestic stea n vessels were , inspected, having a net tonnage of 1,540,325, an increase of 43,0.0 over last year, and 36,- i 520 offic.-rs were licensed, an increase of i 14U-4 over 181)1. There were 293 foreign pas- i senger st atners inspected, witn a net ton* i nage of 55iJ,020. The estimated numbar of i passengers carried was fi5'),0lK),0 )0. There were 300 lives lost, a decrease of 138 irom the previous year, forty-sight of whom were passengers and 152 officers and crews of the j vessels. The expanses of the service amounted to f2S9,t3tf. Oi! this sum 1245,300 was paid in s&lariee ' WORK OF SECRETARY RUSK. Aims and Achievements of the Agricultural Department. Showing of Exports and Imports of farm Products. Secretary Rusk has sought to make his fourth and last auuual report as head of the Department of Agriculture a valuable document, and has grouped together many interesting facts to show what a great; agrim-lfnml 1- LT_ * vuiviucu wo cuci uo oajo no oouu abroad last year #200,000,000 worth of products more than we had to import from for. eign Nations, and eighty per cent, of these products were agricultural. He shows an increase of 40,000,000 pounds of pork sent to countries which formerly excluded American pork and <40,000,0 K) value increase in our exporte of live cattle. All this comes from the increased precautions to secure the healfhfulnesa of American food products. The regulations enfor ^ed for the preventi n of Texas fever alone have saved cattle growers more than three times the cost of running the whole department. As to the suppression of the pleuro-pneumoaia, the Secretary grows emphatic and eloquent. He again declares that pleuropneumonia does not exist in the United States. Tberesult he says, has been obtained at a cost less bv f10 (.000 than was Daid out bv Great Britain during seven years as indemnity 'or slaughtered cattle alone. He also points out tnat the total loss to the cattle growers of Great Britain by this disease in dee.tbs alone has amounts 1 to not less than halC a billion dollars, and that tnis is the only country in the world where the dise i89, having once gained a footbold, has been eradicated. Ho explains why our wheat did not realize the big hopes raised by rke short crops in various European countries in 1891 by saying that those anticipations of enhanced prices failed to take into account the changed conditions flow surrounding the pro iuction and marketing of the world's wheat crop, "faking the world throughout," he says, "the fat ctods more than eaualied the lean crops of 1891, so that there 'was actually mora woeat grown ia that year than in 1S90. Even the exports from Russia, where famine existed In so large a section, and where exports were for a time prohibited, am&untei to 105,OX),000 bushels, nearly as much as the average of the past four years, and more t.iau the average for the past tea years. The conditions which have at last overwhelmed cotton growers now confront waeat growers. Hence toe American farmer mustreducj the acreage, and so brinj production down to the normal demand." While insisting that Southern cotton growers must continue to re iuce the acreage of cotton olanted, he has some encouragement to oflar them In the shape of new varieties of cotton seed. He has undertaken experiments with imported 6eed to secure the production of a homegrown cotton which will meet all the requirements for which Egyptian and other cottons are now imported. He also wants th6 United States to raise its own raw silk instead of sending $25,000,000 a year abroad tor the raw material, and he thinicB we might also save $67,000,000 a year which we now spend on imported fibres. He nas some hop^s of gutting the Ger mans to use oar Indian corn. Many difficulties have atcende.1 tae introduction of a new > ->d heretofore generally regarded in Europe as not suitable for huinan coa:v.-ption, A mixed corn and rye bread ' Hi? found necessary to secure keeping q 11 ities in a conatry where all bread ih made and sold ?.? the bakeries, and cor?i grindiu; machinery puro laaei in America is now in use in several mills in that conatry. One result is the maintenance of the price of corn in the face ot largely in* creased exports,conditions which hare heretofore always accompanied a great depreciation in price. T le corn exports for 1890, the on<y year in which they have equal tea those of the present year, brought the price down to a fraction under forty-two cenrs i, bushel attne port of shipment, against a traction over fltty-flve cents per bushel this year, a difference azgregating on thf< exports of the past fiscal year not less than $10,000,090. i Secretary Rusk tarows cold water on the rain roarers. The experiments are being loyally made, a&Con^res* directed,, but the facts ia his possession do not j istity the an ncioacions loruieu vy mo uvucvoia u method of artificial rain making. As his last word, the Secretary expresses his profound appreciation of tbe cornial , sympathy and broad intelligence with which the President has uniformly, throughout his Administration, heeded the needs of agriculture, and he predicts that tne people of tbis country wilt learn to appreciate more and more the tact that the first Administration during whicn the Department of A?ncutturd held tne rank of an Executive Department of the Government was presided otrt by tho Chief Executive, who never failel to appreciate the importance of agriculture, its dignity, and its vame to the country at large. TORNADO IN ILLINOIS. Several People Killed or founded and Much Damage Done at Redbud. , At 3:30 o'clock iu the morning a tornado struck Redbud, III. It first demolished the Datholic church and school an I the reaidenca of Herman Drage. The German Lutheran jhurch was next leveled to the ground. After destroying several barns and carry* lu^ away leuutt* it ucjlii aiuauiot uuo i/ny story stone residence oC Peter Kendall and :ru nbled it to fragments. Mrs. Kendall was severely injured. ( A large double brick bouse occupied by D. D. Perry as a dwelling, office, and composing room of the Redbud Democrat, was iestroyed. The family were buried in the ruins, nut managed to extricate themselves without serious injury. Peterson's agricultural warehouse was blown down, and four:een otaer residences were destrovvd. '1 ha eleven-year-old soti of Mrs. Jacob Koch was killed insttmtly and his mother was fatally injured. Others seriously injured are. Mrs. Peter Karden, Mrs. Louis Boger, Julius Hohn, Mr. Heilman, Adden Starr, Vliss Einina Jrow, Mrs. John Manderfeldt, Mr. and Mrs D. D. Perry. Many of the people were left witaout clothing and shelfless, aud the cold rain made their aituadon the more deplorable. The property ost was estimated at $100,030. A FAMILY BURNED. rhe Three Charred Bodies Found in the Ashes ot Their Home. The lives of an entire family were blottid .ut by fire noar Pittsburg, Penn., early a aivmnminTsara. The dead are Hiram )anabauer, aged forty-five years, Mrs. ->anihauer, aged forty-fc'iree; the daughter, iged tan years. Tbe Dananauer family live 1 in Pleasant Galley, 0'tiara Townsaip, just outside of he town of Sharpsourg. They hai a greenlouse in the basement of their home, and lad just placed a furnace in it. It is preurned that the turnaca became overheated, netting Are to the woo 1 woric. The family were burned to deith before heir neig lbors knew of their lander. When he fire was discovered the house lud b=en jurned to thegrouni, an 1 the charred renainsof father, mother and dau^ater were ou id in the astie#. Uaaaliiuer was a tinier by occupation an I q lite well coanected. Mh. Tingle, agent of the North American Commercial Company, has returned to Washiugton from the Alaskan islands of St George and St. Paul, tie says his comeanv killed only the number of seals allowed by law, 7500. He declares that dorms: the Beason poacaera killed and secured bO.OOO seals and destroyed 4iK\0(X) more that tuey did not secure. x"hk cierKscips ana uepartmeat employments iu Washington city, which are covered bv the Civil Service law, are 5'JO in number, whilo those which are at the ausoluce disposal of tne Sicre^aries ol the Cabinet number only abauc 15U0. The payment of the annuity to Mood >rphans was made at Johnstown, Penu., a lew days ago, when *20,001) was distributed. Each orphan under sixD-en years of age was paid (75. There are 371 of them. THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Easter* and Middle States. About 100!) more of the Homestead (Peon.i strikers returned to work. Miss Meta L. Co wlks, of Greene. Chenango County, New York, the first woman to aspire to the honor of being a member of the Bar in that department, successfully passau tae examination at oyratubt- auu was admitted to practlcj. William Scanlox, aged nineteen, for five years messenger for Lee. Higgjiu son & Co., bankers, of Boston, Mass., is under arrest, charged with stealing $30,000 in su?ar certificates from the firm. The State Department has computed the following as the total vote of Pennsylvania at the late election: Harrison, 516,011; Cleveland, 452,254; Bidwell, 25,128: Weaver, 8714; SocialisJ-Laoor, S98. Thirty thousand persons saw the Yale football tea n triumph over Harvard at Hampden Park, Springfield., MaRS, the score at the ctose of the game standing 6 to 0 in favor of the New Haven team. The seven men en combe i in the Hazel Dell Colliery, Centralia, Pean.. ware rescuel alive. The Manhattan Club, the foremost Democratic social or^amzitton in the country, pave a reception to r'residant-alect Q-rover C'evelnnd at its splendid clubhouse in New York City. The schooner E lith M. Pry or arrived at T> ?.t I If. I AMt.M *na lAaa JL uj i/ituiu, iue., uuu ropui w i/ in iw^a ui OIA f men wnile taking in trawls off Matinicus. The Continental C msxess of the Salvation Arrnv opened in Naw York City with a banquet at Lenox Lyceum ani a meeting at Carnegie Music Hall. There was a rush by the ex-strikers to trDt oack tbeir oi l places at Homestead, Penn., but many were disappointed. Sontb and West. WiLLri.ii Maier was hanged at Wheeling, W. Va., ror th9 murJer o.' his wife. Fierce storms and blizzirds raged in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. Much damage was done to property. Captain John G. Bourks, Third United States Cavalry, was killed in a courtroom in San Antonio, Texas, by a United States Deputy Marshal.* H. L. Lolcks, of South Dakota, was elected President of the Farmers' Alliance at Memphis, Tenn. Governor Holt appointed McDowell Tate, of Bur*e C >unty, to be State Treasurer of North Carolina, to fill the vacancy caused 07 tne aeaca 0: uonaia v?. duu. At Silver Liaf, Backer County, Minn., J. M. Vaosickler shot his wife, then hi>nself and lastly P. C. Brown, of Fargo, North Dakota. Mrs. Vansiokler and the suici ie die! immediately. Brown was fatally hurt. By the collision of two heavily laden frei<ut trains at Chicago, III., throe lives were lost an 1 two men were injured and may not recover. Official returns from all the counties ia Illinois give' Clevelaai 421,149. Harrisoa 307,325, Biiwell 45J0, and leaver 20,683. Cie velaud's plurality over Harrison in Illinois is therefore 26,834. It was though c on (he day after the tragedy that six live* were lost by the burning of the steamer Rosa Lee at Mempnis, Tenu. Henry Zigler shot and killed his fatherin-law and mother-in-law, wounded two others, was shot htmaeir and narrowly escaped lynciiing from a maddened crowd in Chicago, lit. Geobge T. Baglet, United Skates Express Company inoajaa<er, too* two package?, containing f 15),UOiJ, from his safe, left the train at Davenport, low i, and buried the treasure. In less than eight hoars he vras unaer arrest and the money bad been recovered. William R. Blvdifi, bookkeeper for the B. Leiierator/ Tooacco Company at Milwautee, Wis., shot himself, wife and flveyear-olcr(laughter. Binder and hii wife are dead, and the daughter fatally injured. Jesse Price shot and killed Elgee Allen at Alexandria, La., in a quarrel about six ears of corn. Both men were colored. Twenty-five keap of powder explodei in a coal mine near Collier's Station, W. Va., killing three men and wounding nine. Washington. nnarinn Sirm*B!.?wn Phliif nf fha ulation Division of the Census Office, who was charge l with attempting to prevent Democrats from voting at the recent elec- tion at Troy, N Y., has tendered his resig-' nation to Superintendent Porter, and it has been accepted. ' A special flag for vessels carrying the United States mail has been adopted by the Postmaster-General. General Hepburn,Solicitor of the Treasury, in bis report says that his department has during the past year commenced on behalf ol the government 5152 suits for amounts aggregating $2,465,479. Tneamount of judgments recovered was #454,810 and the entire amount collected $325,472. China has declined the invitation of the United States to take pu-t in the naval review in honor of the discovery of America, in Hampton Koads, next springs. The Presiient made the followin? appointments: William M. Stone, of Knoxville, Iowa, Comtnissioaer of the General T.on.< offlpo vip? Thomas H. Carter. re> signed; John H. Gear, of Burlington, Iowa, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, vice Loreuzo Crounse, resigied; George W. Miller, of Pittsbur?, Collector of Internal Revenue for the Ttventy-third District of Pennsylvania. President Harrison has given orders to the heaas of departments to cut down their estimates for the enduing year. Secretary of the Treasury Foster awarded the contract for tne erection oc cne Appraisers' Store bail-lings in New York to M. Giblio, of New Yora, whose bid was f589,502. ?-:J ?* oanfiinoA r%f -t 1 at. rresiucui idiuihs'i _. A. ijiiumous, of New Yor*, who was convicted with President Ciaussen of wrecking Ihe Sixth National Bank,of New York City, and sentenced to six years' imprisonment. 1 He was convicte 1 early in 1891, and during his confinement he had become a physical wreck. Foreign. Senator Allison and oilier American delegates to the Monetary Conference arrived in London. A Spanish fishing boat was sunk off San Sebastian, Spain, and five persons were arowned. The French Chamber of Deputies unanimously voted icr a parliamentary inquiry into tne Panama Canal Company's affairs; the session was a stormy oue. Frenoh troops have entered Abomey, the ~.r.itni n( Dahomov. without meeting any opposition. King iiehan/.iu has vanishod aad the French are in full possession of the capital. At Mulhausen, in Alrace. a Trouian named Kern, the who of a basket rnaltcr, driven to desperation by the misconduct of hor bus- . band, killed her four children and herself. HEALTH OF THE NAVY. Surgeon-General Browne ItepoKs on the Sickness and Death Kate. Surgeon-ijeneral Browne, of the Navy, in ? 1?j ti i *. n his annual report ior my yem euuouvuuo 30, 1892, says that during the year 12,151^ patients were treatei, a decrease of 69S compared with the previous year. Of this number 7931 were on vessels afloat, 17dS in hospital, and 2484 at navy yards uud stations. Tne tocal number of sick ' days of the force afloat and ou receiving ships represented a loss to tne Government of 59.237 days, or an average of 162.23 men on the sick list dailv. Of the 99-31 patients ou the sick list, G9f!S were returned to duty, 727 were invaliued to hospitals, 40 were discharged from the service, 41 died, and 152 continued under tne treatment at the close ot the year. The nuinoer of deaths iu the entire Navy during the year was ninety-one. The death i rate for the year 1838 was twelve; for 1389, i eighteen; for 1893, nine, and for 1891, seven. The death rate ot the force afloat and on receiving ships was 4.57 in a toousaud, practically the same as that of last year, 4.29 in a thousand, which rate is far below the average. i SURRENDER AT HOMESTEAD. The Amalgamated A'ssociation Gives Up the Long Fight. iBeyiew of the Causes and^ Incidents of the Strike. After a weary strike of twenty weeks the Carnegie mills in Homestead, Penn., were formally declared open by the Amalgamated Association. Directly and indirectly about a score of lives have been sacriflcad. puring the last week there had been many breaks in the ranks of the locked-out men. These bad become so serious that the greater Dart of the men had applied for their old places, and were anxious and willing to re turn at once. Several closed meetings of the Amalgamated Association had been held during the week, anl before adjourning after the laborers had gone back, another conference was called for at 10 o'clock a. m. The men were instructed to come prepared to take decisive action, ani when the the motion was put whether the strike be continued or the mills be declared op an and the men at liberty to apply for tneir old places without interference from the association, the question was soon decided. The meeting was presided over by VicePresident W A. Carney. Secretary J. C. Kilgallon, Assistant; Secretarv Stephen Madden,and Assistant President P. H. McEvoy, of the National Council, wore present, and maue short addresses. Tney did not urge the men to vote either way. Several oC the steel workers made speeches, but the opinions expressed varied, the spirit of resistance not being dead. The motion to call off the strike and declare the mill open was carried, 101 to 94. This was sufficient, and the will of the majority ruled. A few speeches defending the attitude of the association toward the men were made bv the officials and the meefciner adjourned. The men harried to their homes, and few of them were seen about the town during the afternoon. A prominent member of the association was seen at his house in the afternoon. His grate was piled high with burning pamphlets. Pointing to them he said: -'I have no more use for them. They'contain the laws and rules or the Amalgamated Association, and I have taken this means to be rid of them. I hardly think the Amalgamated lodges will be continued here, as nothing can be derived from membership in it. A potent fact in lesint; the strike was that too many of oar men returned to work, and this helped the company Co get its mills into working order. It was not the company, but our own men that lost the strike." Secretary Kiigallon, in speaking of the action taken during the morning, said^ "The men have made a brave fight and the association did all it could to help them. When it was hopeless to tight longer we thought it useless to unnecessarily sacrifice the men and exhaust the reserve funds of the association." The more conservative men of Home* stead were not surprised at the action. Citizens, without exception, expressed great satisfaction that the end had come and that Homestead could once more settle down. The change is heartily aporeciatei by the business men. The general impression is that, with the exception- of those black* listed, the men will ultimately get places, though many may have to wait for some time. It is almost impossible to give figures ,ou the cost of the strike, but conservative estimates place It at aboat '910^000,000. Of this about 92,500,000 were In wages to the men. The firm's loss is thought to be two or three times that. The direct cost of the troops was nearly haif a million. The indirect 1033 has been very large indeed. , This contest was brought on by a demand for a reduction of wages of about 3S% per cent, on certain classes of work in the open hearth departments. Nos. 1 and 2 mills, and the 1 lSMnoh And thirtr-two-inch elate mills. This reduction directly affected only about 325 oat of the 3800 men In the works, but the others about 10,'03 men took up the matter as a common cause through sympathy and agreed to stood by the men inter* csced in case of a strike. The scale expired under which they ware working on June 30. The company wanted the Amalgamate! Association, which controlled the workmen in the mills, to sign the scale at the reduction. The scale was to bo renewed on Janaary 1 instead of July 1. The association refused, and the men threatened to strike should the request for the existing scale not be granted before Juiy. On June 30 the company locked out all men before tbey had the opportunity to strike. The wa ges question was soon Inst sight of and the contest for the recognition of organized labor followed. On the dawn of .Tiilv 6 the famous battle took place be tween the workmen on the mill property and the Pinker ton force attempting to land* and take possession of the mill. Then followed tne trying times at Homestead, the reign of the A msory Board, the scenes of lawlessness, tne calling out of the troops, their long and trying stay, the shooting of Mr. Fries by Berkman, the departure of the troops, the arrest of the tiomsteaders, the beginning of their trials, and now the ending of the strike. ' ? ?-i.? .a?a. \rr a According to superintendent ?uuu, ui, the Homestead work?, not more than SOJ or, 900 of the total number of old employes will be able tw tec'ure employment. Before thei last break there were left in Homestead about 2800 of tbe original 3800 men who were locked out. Of these 2800 men 22U0 were mechanics and laborers and 600 Amalgamated Association man. . WORLD'S FAIR COIN. The Work ot Striking Them Off Begun at tbe Mint. In the coining room of the United States Mint, Coiner W. S. Steele a few mornings ago struck off, by baud, the first of the new Columbian half dollars, the World's Fair souvenirs. About two hours later the dies had been placed in position, and in the machine three hundred and ninety-nine milled pieces of silver were put in the receptacle, and at the end of five minutes they had all been coined As soon as the first coin was struck off Superintendent Bosbychall wrapped it in tissue paper, and, enclosing: it in a small blue envelope, marked it "First Columbian half-iollar." l'hen waited patiently until the 400ih had passed between the dies and that one, too, was laid away with an appropriate marking. Only one visitor besides the heads of the departments of tue Mint and a few newspaper men saw the macaine at work. He was Joseph W. Ellsworth, Director of the World's Fair aud Chairman of the Committee on Liberal Arts. This is an accurate description of the new pieca: On the obverse side, around the ring of the com, just inside the reading, are the words "United States of America, Colombian Half Dollar," with the head of Coiumbus in the oentre. On the reverse side, around the rim, are these words: "World's Columbian " >? l.?fc imposition, tf IUU auv/Fo uuu centre is a representation of Co.urabus's caravo], Pinta, and aaother design showing the eastern anil western hemispheres. To th? left of the western hemisphere are the figures 24, to the right of the eastern one the figures 92, and unierneath is the data 1892. Director Ellsworth says that the World's Fair Commission is waiting anxiously for these coins to oe distributed. *'Wehavehad so many applications from banks and individuals for them," he said, "that I think we could dispose of more tuan we will have. The whole number will be sent to Chicago anddistriouted from that city." NAVAL EQUIPMENT. Keporr ot Captain Dewey, the Chief ol the Bureau. The annual report of Captain George Dewey, chief of the Bureau of Equipment, , Vofrtr Hnnaphnanf ohnurc tVinf if. oncf idfi? - , o75 to maintain the cruising vessels of tha navy during the last fiscal year. More than half of that sum was expended Tor 35,017 tons of coal consumed, l'heu 38,450 tons of coal were purchased at home ports, making the total expenditure on account of coal J55!),451. He estimates that $1,000,000 will be required for the equipment ot vessels during the next fiscal, besides J539,625 necessary for the completion of the equipment of new vessels authorized by Congress, and $15,630 for equipping an armored cruiser. ' - .. i : "thTrealm of fashion. " WHAT TO WEAEAKD HOW THEY iH.Aii.iS i l'. New Designs For Costumes Show a Pleasing Variety A Dainty Bonnet and a Girl's School Hat. fY READERS TO THE number of hnir a dozen have written to ask why I did not give fashion sketches of backs as well as fronts. Go I do even* once in a while, and right here I show two views of a new house gown. It iuav be taken as a model by those who make their own dresses and who wont to see how skirts are now being cut and draped. A pleasing variety is discernable in the newest designs for costumes; and while there are several radical changes to be noted in the length of skirt and the fashioning of the bodice, it may be safely asserted that if each woman will wear individually the style that suits her best, she will be able to indulge in the pleasing con- - \ ~ ' ' " ' A KEW HOUSE GO TV*. viction that she is dressed in the most perfect taste. This rule applies to all seasons; ' for there is no more inartistic sight' than a woman costumed according to the latest mode when thUb particular style does not suit her figure or complexion. Here is a good-winter hat for a school girL It is a dark blue felt The band, made as deep as the crown, is dark blue grosgrain marked with bright red satin spots. In the bow at the front this same ribbon appears tied with a bright red satin ribbon. The. bow and short ends at the back are of the plain satins. The heavy wire that stiffens the edge of the hat is twisted with blue and V A DAISTY BOKNET. bright red cord. The hat is not a sailor, h<>in2 a little narrower at the back than it is in front. Such a hat is pretty to start with. > It will match your little girl's blue dress, as a child always has a blue dress, and you can make her new dress a combination of blue and red, a combination always pretty and serviceable. The little girls are delightfully picturesque in the new cloaks. Look at the one in A Gir.I.'s SC HOOL HAT. the picture. In the original it is made of Cashmere. The wadded yoke is of the ordinary shape,and the pleated folds are sewed on straight beneath it afl round. It is trimmed with fur, and ornamented by large roseitesof ribbon, the long er.ds of which fall down to the bottom of the cloak. The turned-down collar is trimmed either with feathers or fur. The sleeves are large ond pufled, either wadded or lined, gathered hi 3t~ i1A i liffllSh 6^ \ __ ? A LITTLE QIBL'S CLOAK. V ' ' ' r' ' ' I ffiA vn*Rf anH trimmed with far. The rosettes and ribbons are not absolutely necessary, and their omission docs not injure the general effect. The bonnet shown is a dainty one made of th? silvery green that comes only in oats. * The sheaf is made wreath shape, and lies close to the hair. The metallic yet soft, threads of the "beard" of the oats mingling with the hair, as it waves lrom the face. Through the crown the hair shows; or, if you prefer, tne space can De quite nuea oy the perkey little bow on top and to one side. The bow is of rose colored satin. The Him. jsq* yog aq; st Jitrq aq; }t ja^aq aqj h* si %j saptqs qjoq BMoqs 'aufloo jo rea aqi japan Moq aqx 'Ufli? asoi st jaAjaA aqjjo ops awaiaj aqx eiw> aqi jo uaax8 ?i3Ajis eq? qjtM saziuouireq jsaq }uqi ptni 19APA. at ;sai}iaid s?(oo[ }?qj naai&ssoax jo epsqs oqi ;saC 'apis auo ao are sflntjqs aqx rea eqj aapun ;oujf ? oj UMUp an s8au;s ^oajvo. OI\MAOU uiUJJ pUD ^UUJ| X;wid ?qj jo apis jaqita do;s 6^0 ;o tpvaui brighten against the silvery green. of the oats. A brilliant yellow will seem 4 little vivid. Reddish cbestnnt is charming under v. this bonnet if you are careful to get just the right rose color. For a brunette change the j rose color for scarlet, and make the blonde feel herself beaten on her own ground. ' CHINA'S SACRED LILY. >? ! IT SPBlIfGS FROM A FINGER BOWL FILLED WITH PEBBLES AifD WATER. One of the most interesting of the newer varieties of flowers is the Chinese sacred lily, which need only be laid on the top of a little hean of clean, beantifnl pebbles in a transparent glass dish or finger bowl, half w'. $ filled with water. It shoots up Inge, bright green - leaves and strong stems which are crowned with great bunches of lovely white flowers. These make especially good table decorations, as the glass dish may 00 etfsUy -be setin'the silver jardiniere just before dinner; and they are particularly good drawing-room plants, as tbe bowl may be jjut on the most delicately embroidered cloth with perfect safety. "t, Age of Orasgo Trew. An exchange remarks that t lere hat I been much disc union among Americas hoticulturists the past few jean conI earning the extreme age that mange trees will bear well and produce good fruit Some maintain that an orange tree, no matter how much care ia pot upon it, will slowly wither and die after it has reached half a century of growth. Others hare argued that about seventyfire years is the limit of usefulness of a nrnn<TR tree. Ky Several American horticultures who hare beea traveling along the Hediter ranean Sea have recently found trees over 123 years old that are still producing fruit of excellent quality. Oa the island of Elba, where Napolean was banished, there is an orange grove of over 700 St. Michael otauge.. trees that were planted by an Italian ia 1781, and it produced last year orer 1800 boxes of fruit, but it produced four times thai quantity twenty-five years ago. There x ? ? onuaul small Aranora nrrhtrH* in Southern Italy that are over eighty years old and are stilt productive of, large v: quantities of fruit. On the island of Malta, James Pellman. the famous American horticulturist, found one orange tree that there can be no doubt is 142 years old, and that . yielded several boxes of fruit last year. It is even alleged that, in the Azores there are orange and lemon trees over . 200 years eld that still bear fruit, but ?*a anfknrihr fnr ?ha illft. bUOlO U UV ^WU VVAVT* VJ ?v* ."? gation.? New York Telegram. - __ .' ? | ! - ~~ How the Japanese Fall Teeth. "The Japanese use no instumenta for extracting teeth, but lift them out with the thumb ana forefinger," said Henry Baker to a guest of the Southern, who was wearing his jaw in a sling as the result of a pair of forceps slipping and getting more tnan tney were sent ior. " While jolly Dick Hubbard was Minister to Japan I visited that country and spent a pleasant week with him. One day I was troubled with the toothache, and Mr. Hubbard took me to the dentist and explained to the saddle-colored operator that I wanted the grinder extracted. I was placed .in a bamboo rhair and tilted slisrhtlv back. The dentist examined my teeth, talking yoIu? bly meantime to Uncle Sam's representative. Suddenly his thumb and forefinger closed on the troublesome tooth, and before I had the slightest idea of what was going to happen, he lifted it out and held it up before me, smiling at the same time that vacant smile peculiar to the children of the Orient. 'You were waiting for the forceps, were you?" said Minister Hubbard, with a laugh. 'Thej don't use 'em here. Look at this. Here is a y:>ung Jap taking hit first lesson in dentistry.' A twelveyear-old Japanese boy sat on the floor, having before him a board in which were a number of holes into which pegs \ had*been tightly driven. He was attempting to extract the pegs with his thumb and forefinger. Mr. Hubbard explained that as the strength of this natural pair of forceps developed by nmntifp thfl ne<rs would be driven in ? r-atighter. After a couple of years at peg pulling the young dentist would graduate and be ablo to lift the most refractory molar in the same manner that he now lifted wooden pegs."?St. Louie Globe-Democrat. "I suppose when you marry the I duke you will go to his home in Eng- f land with him?" "Dear me, no! I 1 wouldn't trust myself away over there J with a man I know so little about"? A Life.