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v - ' -v; rjj V"V ""' ' ' "; "" " ' . t"" -V "W Vi fc THE GLOBE-REPUBLICAIt PUBLISHED KVERT WEDSESUAY. dodge crrr, - - - kaxsaf CUP-RENT COMMENT. The Paris Exposition will close No xember 6. Joel B. Mookehead, a millionaire of Philadelphia, is dead. Advices from Belle Isle and Labra bor show continued destitution. Susan B. Anthony is hopeful of woman suffrage in the State of South Dakota. Earthquake shocks were felt over a large part of Mexico the other day, "but no damage was done. Ax electric launch in England re cently made sixty miles without re charging the accumulator. It is reported at Guthrie that the lilissouri Pacific system will be ex tended through Oklahoma. The Belgian Government has de cided'to adopt the Manser rifle as the arms to be used by the infantry. Germany has extended its protec tion over further portions of the East African coast, the nations agreeing. Pkivate Secretary Halford has left Washington for a short visit to Fort Monroe to recuperate his health, "which has been bad lately. The traders and manufacturers of England are up in arms against the -unjust charges of the railways and the high handed treatment accorded ship pers. A trades' procession, three miles long and including 100 floats, was the feature of the Arkansas Travelers' Protective Association meeting at Little Rock, Ark. TnERE has been a falling off in the receipt of hogs at Chicago and other pork centers, due, it is thought, to the large corn crop. The hogs are being held and fattened. Assistaxt Chief Saxders, of the "bureau of navigation of the Treasury Department, has been ordered to duty in connection with the international maritime conference. Lewis A. Beach, agent of the Cleve land & Marietta railroad and the American Express Company at Phil lipsburg, 0.,has disappeared, leaving an unknown shortage. A coxvextiox of persons interested in the mining industry has been called for Salt Lake City. Utah. November 10. to take steps to force a change of ruling in regard to lead-silver ore if possible. While the steamship II. A. Ilart man was crossing the Atlantic on its last voyage the vessel struck an im mense whale and cut it in two. The ocean for more than a mile was cov ered with the animal's blood. Hexrv Winter, formerly postmaster at Cochecton, X. Y., detained his suc cessor's commission when he was re moved and got himself into trouble. Judge Benedict, of the United States Court, sentenced him to pay a fine of $250 and go to prison for one day. George W. Shirley, proprietor of the Merchant's Hotel at Spencer, 111., was hanged in efligy to a tree in the public square the other night because or his marriage to Miss Frame, of Terro Haute, when only two weeks previous his wife was buried. His help about tho hotel all left after breakfast next morning." "Fkeytag's book of the late Emperor Frederick, entitled "A Contribution Toward the History of the Making of the New German Empire," is pub lished. It gives one of the most in teresting pictures of Frederick that have yet appeared, and shows that he was possessed of the idea of forming an Empire long before tho scheme was adopted by Princo Bismarck. Clacs Sivreckxes in an interview recently declared that he would Gght the sugar trust, with the aid of the in dependent refinery firm of Harrison & Frozels, to the bitter end. Harrison & Frozels1 refinery has a daily capacity of seven thousand barrels and have "been assured tho support of the Penn sylvania railroad. Baltimore & Ohio and the Pacific Coast road controlled by C P- Huntington. A warrant has been procured in San Francisco for the arrest of United States Senator W. M. Stewart and his wife for perjnry in connection with a case being tried by which Senator Stewart is seeking to obtain the per- jnanent custody of his daughter's two children. The warrant was sworn to :fcy A. F. Fox. the divorced husband of Senator Stewart's daughter. Fox is opposing Stewart's efforts to obtain the custody of the children. Jxa. review of the calamities caused by the Japanese floods during the year J8S9, the Japan Mail eays: "Incom plete returns show that twelve pre fectures have been devastated, 2,419 people killed, 155 wounded and over 30,000 people deprived of .means of subsistence. More than 50,000 houses hav6 been swept away or submerged, 150.000 acres of crops destroyed, shout 8,000 bridges washed away and seme hundreds of miles of road broken up." NEWS OF THE WEEK. Gleanod by Telegraph and M&Q. PERSOXAI. AND "IOUTICA Charles BRADLAtJurr. the English radi cal and free thinker, was reported crit ically sick on the 22d. The German Reichstag was opened on the 22d. Consul Lewis, late of Tangier, has given his statement of the imprisonment affair to Secretary Blaine. No details of the bearing were published. The King of the Netherlands will abdi cate the title of King of Luxemburg in favor of the Duke of Nassau. Reliable news has been received by Captain Wissman concerning Emin Pasha and Henry M. Stanley, Signer Casati and six Englishmen. They are all expected to arrive at Mwapwa at the latter part of November. Captain Wissman also says tbat he defeated a force of insurgents near Somwe and killed seventy of them. Count Okuma, Minister of Foreign Af fairs, Japan, upon whose life an attempt was made a few days ago, was more se riously wounded than was at first sup posed. The wound, which was on the leg, assumed such a state that amputation was necessary. Lord Derby, in a speech at Liverpool, indorsed Mr, Gladstone's foreign policy. He deprecated alliances and said England bad no business to assist Germany in keeping conquered provinces. The Parnell Commission recommenced at London on the 24th William G. Gresuam, brother of United States Circuit Judge W. Q. Gresham. has been appointed postmaster at St .Peter, Minn. A Conservative defeated the Home Rule candidate at Brighton, England. The vote was 7,132 to 4,625. Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of the ex-Confederate President, will spend the winter in Europe. At a Democratic meeting in Cincinnati recently Judge Thurinan, while making a speech, was overcome with weakness and had to abruptly closn. Hon. Jeremiah McGcire, ex-Speaker of the New York Assembly, died recent ly. He had been in poor health for some time. The Japanese Cabinet has resigned. MISCELLANEOUS. riETRO Barasovski, a Pole, was hanged at Pottsville, Pa., recently for the murder of two women, which was committed while he was robbing a house. Major Burke, ex-Treasurer of Louisi ana, has Leen indicted for the bond fraud. Harry M. Loehr, the tax boodler of Bloommgton, I1L, has been sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. Tnc wheat growers of the Mississippi valley met in convention at St Louis on the 23d. An alliance is reported between the Chi cago & Northwestern and the Union Pa cific systems. The C & N. is under con trol of the Vanderbilts, and the report save rise to considerable speculation. A meeting was held, at Washington on the night of the 23d to perfect an organ ization for securing the World's Fair in that city. By the explosion of the boiler of a steam cotton gin near Pleasant Plains, Ark., the other day, Flavel and Alphonso Robert son, brother", were fatally and two other men seriously hurt It is the general impression of officials at the Navy Department that the board of survey recently ordered on the Ossippee will report in favor of condemning the vessel. Judge Morris, of the United States District Court of Baltimore, has decided that the sinking of oyster pirate boats by the State vessels was perfectly justifiable. An unknown man was found burned to death in the Pendleton lodging house in Dulutb, Minn. Two of tho employes of the Pension Office whoso pensions were re rated have been officially requested to refund to the Government the extra money paid to them on account of such rerating. It is stated at Shanghai tbat the col lapse of the railway scheme is due to French insistence upon the enforcement of an article in an old treaty entitling France to supply the personnel and ma terial for any Chinese railway. A plot to release prisoners at Sing Sing has been frustrated. Admiral Gillis reports from Monte video tbat yellow fever is spreading in Brazil and U likely to give sericm trouble during the coming summer. Giant powder was exploded in the bed of Oscar Steinberg, a sign painter, at Butte, Mont., while he was asleep the other night, and he was fatally injured. His wife and son were arrested for the crime. Fire at Port Clinton, 0.,the other night destroyed the lumber yard of August Spies & Co. and other property. Loss, $100. COO. An autopsy has been bad on the body of William Burns, a saloon passenger on the steamer Hondo, who died on the steamer's arrival at New York quarantine. It showed conclusively that Burns died of yellow fever. The requirements of the United States sinking fund for the present fiscal year, estimated at S4S,000,000, have bean met, the bonds purchased on the 24th bringing the total of this fund up to the amount re quired by law. The examination of witnesses in the Cronin case commenced at Chicago on the 24th. The annual report of the supervising in spector of steam vessels shows that dur ing fifteen years past the number of steam vessels in the United States has increased from3,SS5to6.725. The Supreme Court of Illinois has de cided that a railway company allowing newsboys on its cars is responsible for any damages that they may receive. This is the first decision of its kind and is of great importance to railroad people. The will of the late E. G. Babbitt, the wealthy soap manufacturer of New York, has been probated. His widow is left the family home and $400,000 cash In trust for their daughter Ida. Another daughter, Lilla E. Babbitt is left $500,000 cash and (300,009 of New York Central dfc Hudson River railroad stock. Five hundred Chicago tailors struck on the 24th. Judge Prekdiegast has issued war rants for the arrest of W. E. Kent and Thomas E. Downey, Chicago Fifth ward politicians, charged with procuring a change of names of election jadges by false repreieatations. The jury ia the case of Atsemblyatan Smith, of New York City, charged with bribery at elections, were unable to agree and were discharged. The following amounts were pledged to the New York World's Fair on the 24th: a Vanderbilt, $100,000; New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, $100, 000; Wagner Palace Car Company, 510, - 000; Joseph Pulitzer, 130,000. " The Episcopal convention adjourned sine die at New York on the 24th. Fifteen farms near Fergus Falls.Hiniu, have been devastated by prairie fires. The recent wheat growers' convention at St Louis, after the adoption of resolu tions, elected the following officers: Pres ident, Hon. Norman J. Colraan, of Mis souri, with the privilege of naming his own secretary; executive board, W. L Scott and A. D. Noe, of Kentucky; N. J. Colman and U. S. Hall, of Missouri; E. H. Murphy and P. A. O'DelL of Minnesota; D. B. Green and J. T. McCaffrey, of Illi nois; Calvin Cole and George Gibson, of Oregon; Walter N. Allen and ex-Governor Charles Robinson, of Kansas; J. A. Coates and D. A. Eppson, of Indiana; N. O. Walker, of Tennessee, and H. N. Sar gent; of Ohio. The Russian Government has offered prizes of 2.000 franc and a large gold and several silver medals for the best essays on the part John Howard took in prison reforms, to be delivered at the fourth in ternational prison congress in Russia next year. The strike of the switchmen at Evans ville, Ind., has ended in the defeat of the men, many of whom have lost their places. Georgp. Curtis and Charles Kimruick have been heli for trial at Ashland, Wis., on the charge of being principals in a prize fight An explosion of dynamite in Montreal, Can., the other morning caused one death and the serious injury of five other per sons. Three trainmen lost their lives in burn ing oil by a wreck and explosion on the Lake Erie & Western at Kokomo recently. Their awful fate was the work of un known miscreants who placed an obstruc tion on the track. Destructive wood fires were reported at Winchester, forty miles below Pine Bluff, Ark. Rev. J. W. Powell's private bank at Fostoria, O., has closed its doors. The assets and liabilities are each about $24, 000. By the premature explosion of a cannon during a political meeting at Zanesville, O., William Nevitt was blown fifty feet and fatally injured. Fire in Port Leyden, N. Y., the other night destroyed nine business houses and seventeen dwellings causing $100, 0C0 loss with $60,000 insurance. The State Department's estimates for 1893-91 aggregate about $3,000,000. The principal new item is 5,000 for new furni ture for the department rooms. Michael Davitt asserts that the Pigott forgeries were known to be forgeries by Mr. Houston, secretary of the Loyal and Patriotic Union, before they were pub lished in the London Times. George Sabourin, aged twenty-one, working on a new Congregational church at Newport, Vt, recently fell eighty feet from the spire and was fatally injured. A battle is reported to have taken place on the island of Savaii between the forces of Malietoa and Tamasese. Which par y won was not known. Jay Gould thinks tbat the combination of railroads, as often mooted, is not at present feasible. The negroes concerned in the fatal riot ing on Navassa island, West Indies, have been landed at Baltimore and jailed. Two children were fatally injured at Franklin, Pa. They had found a dyna mite bomb and were playing with it when it exploded. Eight other children were seriously hurt Business failures (Dun's report) for the seven days ended October 24 numbered, including Canada, 225, compared with 251 the corresponding week of last year. Charles McIlvain, nineteen years old, murderer of Christian W. Luca while committing burglary on the night of Au gust 21-22 last, has been sentenced to death by electricity at Sing Sing prison in tho week begiuning December 9. At the instance of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Chung Lee, a Buffalo (N. Y.) laundryman, has been arrested for abducting two little girls from their homes. A .supposed Tascott was arrested at Reading, Pa., on the 25th. The detectives were sure of their man. ADDITIONAL DISPATCHES. Virginia Independent Republicans have nominated John F. Lewis, of Rockingham, for Governor. George A. Halzey, of Newark, N. J., has declined tho appointment of Cherokee Commissioner. Ihe position of the French is said to be critical in Madagascar. An Anglo-American newspaper Is shortly to be established in the City of Mexico. Meissokier, the French painter, has been decorated with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor. The lumber firm of Wainwright & Bry ant, Philadelphia, is embarrassed. The indebtedness, though large, is balanced by the assets. Runs Burrows, the outlaw, was re ported cornerod with his gang near Oneonta, Ala, Three of the sheriff's posse had been killed after a desperate fight The Aurora (111.) Watch Company was in trouble with its employes, owing them wages for seven weeks. A mob of rioters attacked the Jewish merchants at Delhi, La., on the 26tb. Vague reasons were given for the assault, but it was probably due to the crop mort gage system, which for a long time has embittered the people compelled to obtain advances. Chief Bushir lost 300 killed and wound ed in his recent enconnter.with Captain Captain Wissman in East Africa. The German lost only seven men. Francis M. Root, a well-known phil anthropist and inventor, died at Conners ville, Ind., recently. Grebx McCoy and Milton Haley, two of the McCoy gang, have been taken out of jail at Hamilton, W. Va., and lynched by a mob. It took ten men to carry the body of Annie Price, Barnum's fat woman, to the grave recently. Hippol'tte was inaugurated President of Hayti with great pomp on October 14. Matters were quiet at Port-au-Prince. The Russian Government has conceded most of the Vatican's demands. Seven Russian Bishops will soon be appointed. Clearing bouse returns for the week eaded October 26 showed an average in crease of 8.6 compared with the corre sponding week of last year. In New York the increase was 9.6. The marriage of Princess Sophie of Prussia and the Duke of Sparta, Crown Prince of Greece, was solemnized ac Athens on the 27th. The White Oak dbal mine at Archibald, J near Scranton, Pa., caved in recently. I The miners had a narrow escape, the roof i crushing in as they made for the exit Eight mules were entombed. J Discount was easy and business quiet ' on the London Stock Exchange during the week ended October 26. Financial I matters were quiet at Frankfort and Paris. At Berlin business was active. The Ha- ' vana sugar market was quiej with a tend- j eocy to lower price., t KANSAS STATE NEWS. ; The other day Fanny Burnside, widow of Robert Burnside, colored had her step- son arrusieu at ipa upvu iuo cuargo i assault with intent to kilL Young Burn side, who is an ex-convict, having served a term in the penitentiary for burglary, confessed to baving killed his father, be ing incited by the woman. He said that during his absence in prison his father had married a young colored woman and when he returned he became infatuated with his step-mother and the two entered into a plot to get rid of the elder Burnside j which was done by means of poison. The woman was arrested and held to await investigation, j The grand jury In the district court at Topeka recently returned an ind'etment u iuu ..mci... gainst Moses E. Matthews, a prominent young lawyer, for forgery. The charge is that one of his clients entrusted a piece of real estatate to him to sell, and that Matthews forged a deed conveying the property to himself and then borrowed money upon it. It u said that the feasibility of estab lishing reservoirs for irrigating purposes in the West will be tested soon by the State Agricultural Bureau. Apparatus designed to show how much of the water held in reservoirs will evaporate in a given time has been received at the bu reau. It comprises three large square galvanized iron pans, which are to be filled with water and floated by means of pontoons. These three pans will be placed in;three different sections of the Stite one out on the high plain traversed by the Union Pacific, another in the South west ana a inira n ine pastern par, oi .".!. .327hi Ll'Z reservoirs and tho evaporation thoroughly tested. The result will be made known to the officials at Washington as most inter- ested in the question. General C W. Babcock, formerly of Lawrence and prominently known in Kansas, died at St. Louis on the 22d from the effect of a surgical operation, in the sixtieth year of bis age. J. B. Hope, city marshal of Lecompton, aged seventy years, was recently killed ; by a Santa Fo train in the outskirts ol i that town. I The Governor has pardoned John Sat- terwhite, of Douglas County, who was on I February 25, ISto. convicted of robbery in the first degree and sentonced to ten years' imprisonment. j Ninety-seven men and seven women underwent a civil-service examination at Topeka ih) other day. Thsy were from nl' parts of the West j Patrick Broderick, twenty-five years of age, met with a horrible death at Kin- ,' gan's packing house in Armouidnle the other afcernojru While leaning over an ' elevator shaft the elevator descended, caicuiuir ilia utsau uuu ujuiug n iuiu u ofc,ir. mnoc t;ii! i,im !.t,r.i,r OUU-.OS Ut...U, ......, .. .UU.W.U..J. J. W. Ady, of Newton, has been ap pointed United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, in place of W. C. Per ry, resigned. The Governor has appointed J. S. West, of Fort Scott, judg9 of the Sixth Judicial district to succeed Judgo French, re signed. Judge West is about thirty years ot aBc A collision recently occurred on the crossing of the Santa Fe and electric street railway at Wichita, seriously cut- ting and bruising the Misses Olhe ana Lodie Munn and internallviniiiringNellie Henderson, of Oswego, the latter probably fatally. The Board of Railwav Commissioners met in conference at Topeka tne other day with the representatives of the various railroads operated in tho Stale, ia the matter of live-stock rates. Recently the Inter-State Commerce Commission ruled that tho propor way to regulate tho tariff on live-stock shipments wns tobise the rate upou tho weight instead of upon the snv lrto1 TiVki cnvarnl mnrtttia noct tVlfl r.ilrnH' in th StntA l,r. hopn u-nrtin upon iho car load plan. The decision of the Inter-State Commerce Commission meets with the hearty approval of the railroads, and they desire to adopt, with the consent of the Board of Railroad Com missioners, the weight system. The following is the present enrollment of the students in the University of Kan sas: Post graduates, 11; academic de- ! partment, 343; pharmacv, 32; law, 50; music and art, 41; total, 477. j A BRAKEMAN by the name of H'rgins was recently killed on tho Missouri Pacific real near Leavenworth. j A movement is on foot to form a central organization of the Prohibition States for j a united crusade against the liquor truffle. 1 James A. Troutman, president of the Kan sas State Temperance Union, has submit ted a plan to the president of the temper ance associations of Iowa, Nebraska and the two Dakotas, and it has been indorsed by the head of the Nebraska and South Dakota associations. The plan favow the holding of a coavention about January 1 at Omana for tho purroie of forming an I organiration of the Prohibition forces of j the five States. A petition was recently filed with the tarlf rP 1 Via TTfifart S( ncc Oif'ttf IVnpf a clerk of thu United States Circuit Court at Topeka by the receivers of toe Missouri, Kansas & Texas ra (way to restrain the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, the Fort Scott, Wichita & Western Railway Company, the Fort Scott Belt Terminal Railway Company and the city of Fort . Scott from interference with the rnilway, right of way and depot facilities at Fort ' Scott. A restraining order was issued by Judge Brewer and placed in the hands of the marshal, whose deputy suddenly ap- Deared at Fort Scott durmir a verv en- tbusiastic la.lroal meeting, and served the papers. j joseph o. .bonnet, agea sixtytwo, for thirty years a resident of Lawrence and a well known inventor, shot himself through the heart the other morning. He took a pistol astensib'y to clean it, but the wound was such as to preclude the theory of accident. Ha was a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow. The various farmers' alliances of Har vey County had a grand demonstration at Newton on the 24th. Twelve divisions were represented and in the street parade there were over 300 wagons and carriages. In the afternoon and evening large meet ings were addressed by Ben Tirrell, of Texas, National lecturer, and B. H. Clover, of Cowley County, State president J. J. Ependlove, who was recently con victed at Topeka of the killing of Gustavo Werner, was sentenced to twenty-one years in the penitentiary. John Coulter, a dairyman living at Derby, ten miles south of Wichita, was attacked by a bull the other day and re- j ported to be fatally injured. One horn of j ". . ..: ...u i chin, coming out at his mouth. The Governor has pardoned R. W. Sellers, a printer, sent to the penitentiary In 1S34 for eight years for burglary. Br a rear-end collision between Rock Island freight trains, one of which had broken down near Manhattan, the other day, great damage was done but no on was hurt DEATH AT SEA. Shipwrecked Sailors Swept Off tho Masts. Destructive riro at Sclma, Ala. Tour Card 1'laycrn Crushed to Deth Double fatality at St. Paul Etc. Norfolk, Va., Oct. 2S. The schooner George Simmons, of Camden, X. J., was wrecked off False Cape, thirty miles south of Cape Henry, in the storm last Wednesday night. When first seen, ! ., ,,, , .. -,., .. ,. . ;. " inursday rnornmsr, live men were lashed in the rigging-. Since then one by one the doomed men have been swept away into the sea. Saturday night two men were left, but at sun set last evening only one was left, and undoubtedly he will share the fato of his shipmates. Life saving stations Nos. men 4, 5 and 6 kept in readiness picked watching an opportunity to go to , , ri , , ' .. , - . the rescue, but the surf has run too high for the lifeboat to make an attempt at react. A largo three-masted schooner flying a flag of distress is ashorp eight miles outside of Oregon inlet, while tho schooner Lizzie S. llavs, lumber laden from Havana to Ualtimore. has been wrecked on IJodie's island. The captain and steward were saved but five men were ; drowned. Two of their bodies have . been recovered and buried. Tho vessel , . , . . . j 1S a total loss and G carf 1S cashing , on the beach. Tho schooner A. t. Blakcman rolled over two miles out at sea. The captain, by the aid of cork jackets was saved, the remainder of tho crew were lost. FIRE IN ALABAMA. Selma. Ala., Oct 2S. Firo broke out in Liebold's dry goods establishment on IJroad street in the center of the busi ness portion of this city about two o'clock yesterday morning. The people were all asleep, and the flames had gained great headway before they wero discovered. When tho alarm was Anal ly sounded and tho engines had res ponded the water plugs for some time did not furnish sufficient pressure to reach the highest point whero tho firo was raging, and as a brisk wind was blow ing the flames spread with groat rapid- t ity, and in a short while tho entire block was in flames. The fire was com municated to Gill's Hotel, a large brick structure on the corner of ISroad and ., , , , , , m t -, ! Alabama streets, which was filled with guests. Iy great exertion all were aroused whilo tho building was in flames and made their escape, some barely getting out in safety in their night clothes. In two hours the entiro block was consumed. Nothing was saved from Gill's Hotel or anv of the stores. Proper pressure on the water I mains was then secured, and enabled ' the firemen to check the flames, and by five 0-ciocij the lire was under control, TbJ oss wiU foot about S200 000. , somnamrulit. i ,. , , , . ' KK- e- 2i.-Mrs. Sarah Bean, aged forty-five years, a somnambulist, was tounu in tne cours vara at .n nuu- son street early yesterday morning in a dying condition and lived but a few hours after being removed to the hospi tal. She had evidently gono to a win dow while asleep and fallen to tho ground. Her husband awoke about four o'clock and missed her from the bed, but did not ascertain her fato until she '"e j Ho i "d been removed to tllC llOSpital. found about SoOO in his shoes, evidently placed there by her beoro sho left the room. CARD PLAYERS KILLED SUDDENLY. Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 2S. While plaj'ing cards under a freight car on a siding at Irwin, thirty miles of here, on the Pennsylvania railroad, at five o'clock yesterday afternoon, an engine backed up against the train of cars, crushing to death James Thompson, Thomas Thompson, Robert Robertson and Samp son Emmons, and fatally injuring lien Stubbs. DOURLE FATALITY. St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 2S A lodging house at 186 Edward street, West St. Paul, was burned last night and Mrs. Catherine Clifford, owner of the prem ises, was cremated. While going to tho fire As&Lstant Chief Engineer II. N. Cook was thrown from his buggy in a collision and sustained fatal injuries. CARRON WORKS DAMAGED. Cleveland, O., Oct. 23. The Na- i tional carbon works on Wilson avenue at the Lake Shore crossing were dam- aged by fire yesterday to the extent of between S30.000 and S40.000; insurance, S45,000. This is the largest carbon plant in the world, and for a time it was feared the entire concern would be destroyed. epidemics. Lawrence, Mass., Oct. 2S. Diphthe ria and scarlet fever are alarmingly prev alent in this city. The priests in all tue Catholic churches yesterday warned , the people not to visit from house to house more than necessary. Itisstated that no funerals of victims of these dis- eases wni bo allowed from churches. KUSINE5: HOUSES RURNKD. Erie, Pa., Oct. 2S. The whole busi ness portion of Findlay's Lake was de stroyed by fire yesterday. Citizens saved the residence portion by destroy ing buildings ahead of the fire. The loss aggregates 40.000 with light insur ance. SCHOONER MISSING. Baltisioee, Md., Oct. 2S. The schooner Martha N". Hall which sailed from this port August 27, laden with coal for Boston, has been given up as lost. She has not been spoken since the gale about September 10. FIRE RAGED FOUR HOURS. Scranton, Pa., Oct. 28. Fire broke out in a barn at Dunmore, two miles from this city, early yesterday morning and raged for four hours. Eight stores and one dwelling were destroyed, caus ing a loss of 840,000. Captain Wissman' Victory. K4 rt. .-r...i. wi. has bad a fi ht with a forca of natives der Chief Bushir and defeated them. Three hundred of Busbir' men wero killed and wounded. The German force lost only seven men. Three Arab3 have been executed at Npwapa for the murder of Officer Nielsen of the East Africa Cjm- I pany. MOUND CITY MONUMENT. Old Soldiers March and Plnrob and An thony fepealc at the Cnvaillng at Moaata City, Kan. Mocnd Crrr, Kan., Oct. 2a Over 1,000 old soldiers were in the city and marched! through the streets in honor of the qnar ter centennial of ths battle hero and tha uuvailing of the monument to the dead. At two c'c'cck over five thousand people went to the cemetery north of the city1 to witness the unvailiag of the monu- mont, which is built of fine granite and is one of the finest in the State. Ife marks tho resting place of fifty Union foldlirs, most of whem lost their lives ia the battle of Mine creek. The monument proper is elevea and one-half feet high. " surmounted by the figure of a Union sol- dier six feet high. It is sot upon a terrace- cf two and one-half feet hi;b, making the monument from base to top twenty feet high. The siza of the baso is six and a half feet and its weight 26 (XX) pound?. It. was built at a cost of $2,500 with money appropriated by tho Government. The unvailing ceremonies includod'ad-dre-sses bv Senator P. B. Plumb and ex- i Governor George T. Anthony, occupying j ". two ho.ursr A " "'vT I cited an original poem entitled "The Vol- original poem unteer Soldier," which brought forth long npplau-e from the attentive audience. Th cnri-; u- rn.i fmm th fi a. R- ritual, conducted by Post Command r A. W. Burtou with Rev. T. Stoj.heniOa as ; chaplain. A grand camp fire was hold at tho opera hous last night. State Auditor Tim Mc Carthy presiding. Addresses were made by Senator Plumb, Noble L. Prentis, Con gressman E. P. FunBton, Governor George T. Anthony, Colonel James D. Suoddy and others. THE BODY IDENTIFIED. Tlie rroecution In the Cronin Cane Es tablishes the ItleiitiUcation of the Body. Chicago, Oct 26. When the taking of evidenci in the Cronin case was resumed in the criminal court yesterdty morning the pioiecution continued the presenta tion of witnesses whoso only testimony was as to the identificition of the body as that of Dr. Cronin. Those were Nicholas Wallenbern, wine and liquor merchant, and a friend of the dead doctor; T. T. Conklin, the man in whoso family Cronin had lived for ten or twelve years; John F. Scanlan, a member of tho Clan-na-Gael and an intimate friend and par isan of Dr. CrorlinV Frank Sean'nn, brother of John F., and David P. Abeam, a merchant tailor who'made the doctor's clothos. Tho identiilclktlon was very perfect and very pqsitive. Whatever doubts had existed regarding tho fact that Dr. Cronin was killed within a short time after leaving tho Conklin residence was set at rest by tho testimony given at the afternoon session v hen Dr. Egbert produced a number of jars con taining the contents of tho stomach of tho murdered man. The food, ho said, had scarcely commenced to digest and had J been taken in the stomach less than threa hours before death. Tho jury glanced at the contents of the jars, while tho people in tho court room craned their necks to get a look at tho receptaclos. The witness minuteiy described tho body. All tho internal orgins were in ex cellent condition and there was no) the slightest evidenco of disease, internal or external, although the brain and its cov ering wero terribly decomposed. DRADSTREET. What the Mercantile Ajjpiioy Hat ti Say I'or tho I'nxt Week. New York, Oct. G Bradstrcst say: Special telegraphic investigation of domestic money markets revealed that funds wereeasy at forty-nine ou" of sixty- nine citirs reported. The important ones reporting funds working closo wero Chicago, Bait m r Cleveland. Teledo. Peoria, Dayton, Birm ingham, Ala.; Cincinnati, St. Louis and O naha. Mercantile collections were reported slow or unsatis factory at nineteen pnnt, chief among thorn being tho two Portland-;, Prov klence, Sncramonto. Burlington. I a.. Grand Ilip'd, Detroit and Toledo. Wheat flour is less ac ive for export, owing to lower ofTcr-i and higher ocean rates. Wheat has been freely sold at times, tho to'al at New York aggregating nearly 70, 0JO.000 bushels for tho week. Export of wheat (and flour as whea ), both coats, equil 2.197,40) bushels this week, against 2.753.535 bushels last weuk and l.i27 34& bushels in the corresponding week in 1&& Total shipments abroad from July 1 to date cqinls :!2G 11,103 bushels this ypar, again-t SU lSi,455 bushels in ISiS and 55, SW.OOO bushels in lSo7. Butiness failure? reported number 19) in the United States this week, against 205 last week and 203 this week last year. Total failures in the Unitol States from January 1 to date is 9,132, against 8.074 in 18S3. LOSS OF THE BROOKLYN. Letter Trom a Stowaway, the Only Sur vivor of tho "Wreck. New York. Oct. G All h ope of tho steamer Brooklyn, from Dnrien, hav ng escaped wreck was given up at the Mari time Exchange on receipt of a statement made by Joseph Katr, a stowaway in the I vessel. Katz tars he boarded the Brook- jyn before she sailed and stowed himself awav in tha coal bunker. He was at Dsrien, Go., when the Brooklyn left, Octo ber 12. On the following day he was driven out of his hiding placo by the water coming in. Soon the vessel began to settle at the storm, and the captain gave orders to man the life boat Katz got into one of the boats with two of the crew and drifted away from the vessel. The other two occupants of boat while arranging something were sub sequently swept overboard. Katz drifted about alone in the boat until Monday night, when he was picked up by the schooner Mary Watson and landed at Lookout Po:n Baltimore. The last he saw of the steamship she was about half way out of the water. Tha Erooklyn was in command of Captain A. S. Kearson. Tho crew numbered thirteen men. Work of Wreckers. Indiaxapolis, Ind., 0-'. -G A north bound freight train. No. 2 on the Lake Erie & W.-stern railroad was wrecked at Kokomo at four o'clock yesterday morn ing. The engine struck an obstruction at the outskirts of the city and with eight or ten cars was thrown from the track. Twelve oil care exploded in quick succes sion setting fire to the box cars attached. Two cars of merchandise and four of coal were consumed. Engineer Mehl, Fireman Edward Burnett and Head-brakeman John Spellman were thrown be neath the oil cars and burned to a crisp. The accident war the work of wreckers, this being the third attempt made in that vicinity. v M V. " V