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Latest Political Canvass of
New York,
A Conviction That Either
Leading Republican Can
Easily Carry the State.
Kkie Pa.. May 25.—The Dispatch, ol this
city, will print to-morrow the result ol a
thorough canvass of New 5 ork ..Lite by
Congressional districts similar to its can
vass during last February. The question
was "Who can carry New York ? Re
plies were received from Congressmen
and judges of all Republican factions, be
sides from a dozen to forty leading Repub
licans in each Congressional district in the
State. The Dispatch finds Edmunds lead
ing iii the 1st, 2d, lid, 4th. 5th, 17th, and
:50th distreets; Arthur in the 3th, 7tb, Hth,
9 th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 18th, and 32d, and
i;)aine in the remaining seventeen dis
tricts. The Dispatch sums up the result
tlius : There is a marked tightening of
political lines in May over what they were
in February. Edmund's weakening being
absorbed by Arthur, although the Presi
dent is not greatly benefitted bv the late
business meeting in New 5 ork. The lesser
candidates are all dropped, and Lincoln
promising to be the dark horse. The
Plaine sentiment is still strong, with a
growing feeling among all classes that any
of their leading men can poll the full vote
of the State.
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Louisiana Republicans.
Ne w Orleans, La., May 25.—The Re
publican State Central Committee adopted
to-day the lollowing,
jm Resoles'd, That this Committee place the
seal of condemnation upon the method em
ployed in some parishes in this State to de
feat the will of the people and candidates
duly and legally elected ; notably in the
9 th and 27th .Judicial districts.
Resolved* That a committee be appointed
to collect the evidence and make a report
0 f t he same aud give it such publicity as
i n their judgment may seem proper.
The following resolution was also adopt
^ Resolved, That it is the sense of the Cen
tral Committee that the Republican mem
bers of the legislature should use their
best efforts to secure at the same time an
investigation of the frauds committed in
l^half of the Democratic party at the late
general election.
Hank Suspension.
Green Bay, Wis., May 26—Strong's
bank closed its doors this morning. No
particulars. _
«»"v Will Resume Business.
*Nkw~ York,' May 26— The West Side
liank will shortly resume business. Noth- •
, ni , is known of the whereabouts of Hinck
ley, the defaulting teller.
Distinguished Party.
IV.isi/i.YoTox, May 26.—A distinguished
party left Washington at noou to-day for
Annapolis. It included the President of
the Senate, Speaker of the House, mein
trt-rs ol' the Senate and House Committees
on Naval Affairs and Appropriations, Ad- j
mirai Porter, General Sheridan, Ministers j
of England, Russia, Germany and France, I
and the Maryland Congressmen.
Disastrous Floods.
Gai. veston, May 25.— A. special to the j
News from Millican says: The reports .
from the Brazos river are very distressing.
The Hood is not alone destroying both cot- j
ton and crops along the river but is taking ,
otf fences and sweeping off everything ,
within its reach.
Hase Ball.
Cleveland, May 24.—Detroit, 14 ;
24.—New York, 5
Cleveland, 2.
New York, May
Providence, 19.
Philadelphia, May 24.—Boston,
Philadelphia, nothing.
Bpffalu, May 24—Buffalo, 8; Chi
cago, 4. _
Death Irom Yellow Fever.
Havana, May 25.—'There were thir
teen deaths from yellow fever during the
week ending on Saturday.
Stocks Buoyant.
New York, May 26.— Stocks were buoy
ant this afternoon, and the prices reported
show an advance of 1 to 7jj as compared
with the lowest tiguresof theday. Lacka
wana took an upward movement, followed
close by Missouri Pacific, Western Union,
i.ake Shore, Northwest, Northern Pacific
preferred, and C. B. & l<*. The market was
very active. Round amounts of leading
»hares were taken for long account on the
way up. The market closed strong.
Reading, Mass., May 26.—The Mayall
robber factory was burned to-day. Loss,
$ 200 . 000 .
Laying ol the New Cable.
Gloucester, Mass., May 22.—The Far
aday has arrived, and is proceeding to con
nect the cables.
Hock port, Mass., May 22.—The arrival
of the Faraday was greeted by thousands
of people and the firing of cannon. The
•hore end has been landed, and it will be
connected with the section previously
buoyed 250 miles east. The citizens of
Rockport tendered a reception to the
officers, but they declined it till the cable
is completed. When the Faraday steams
away this afternoon she will proceed to
the buoy 250 east, where it will splice the
cable, thus making a complete circuit from
1 Hiver Bay to Rockport, and then steam
thirty miles east of Dover Bay,
take up and splice the shore end
from Dover Bay towards the Irish
coast. When this splice is made she will
sail for Ireland, paying out a thousand
miles of deep-sea section. She will then
buoy the end of the section and proceed
to Ixmdon for the remainder of the deep-
sea section. After taking this on board she
w ill go back to her buoy and finish laying
the deep-sea section to the Irish coast.
Oil Illumination.
Philadelphia, May 24.—The fire at
the Atlantic Oil Works spread during the
°ight and is still sweeping over the works.
' dozen storage Links burst. The parafine
works, consisting of several brick build
ings. were destroyed. At noon fourteen
Links of oil were ablaze and several more
m great danger. The flames spread over
jive acres and are likely to continue to
burn lor some days. The firemen feel con
fident that they can keep the tire confined
to 'be oil now burning. Since 4 o'clock a.
in several explosions have occurred. A
change of wind may spread the fiâmes. It
18 now said the loes will reach $600,000.
Strike Ended.
,* A, L Riv er. May 26.—The spinners of
e l nion Mill returned to work at re*
need wages this morning. Some of the
>order City mill strikers also returned.
At Wampauoag the Chase and Slade mills
strikers offered to return if taken back in
? '*%• The manufacturers refused to
mrn out competent knobsticks. Only a
more spinners are needed in three
Pennsylvania Bank Again Closed.
Pittsburg, May 24.—The Pennsylvania
Bank is opened and doing an active busi
ness, with a steady gain in deposits.
Piitsburg, May 26.— The Pennsylvania
Bank closed its doors again at 12 o'clock,
and posted the following notice on its
dcor : "Mr. Riddle, the president and
chief executive officer of the bank, having
become suddenly and seriously ill and un
able to communicate with the hoard of
directors, it is deemed proper to close the
bank under existing circumstances until
he has sufficiently recovered to make an
adjustment of its alfairs. By order of the
board." An officer has been placed in
charge, and there is great excitement.
The news of the second suspension of
the Pennsylvania Bank spread rapidly and
created intense excitement and surprise,
owing to the fact that everybody had faith
in the bank's ability to pay all claims.
The immediate cause is at present un
known. Nothing definite can lie learned,
as the directors positively refuse to be in
terviewed. Large crowds have been Hock
ing to the bank, and the pavement in front
is filled with anxious depositors and per
sons attracted through curiosity. Presi
dent Riddle appeared in his usual health
at 10 o'clock this morning, but half an
hour later he was prostrated with
hemorrhage of the lungs, and then had
three repetitious thereof. He is lying at
the Duquesne club rooms unconscious,
with only slight hopes of recovery.
The close friends of Mr. Riddell are un
able to give an explanation of the turn of
affairs. It is said, however, that there was
a heavy run on the bank this morning,
principally by checks, and $260,000 was
drawn in this way through Clearing
The crash was brought about by the
Clearing house throwing out checks
amonting to $265,000. According to the
statement of the directors the bank had
raised $931,000 to pay liabilities of $918,
000. It is said there were $300,000 certi
fied checks out which were not included in
this and which had to he paid by the banks
which had loaned the suspended institu
tion funds to tide them over, are amply
The cause of Riddle's illness is an over
dose of morphia or chloroform taken by
him this morning. Physicians are endeav
oring to relieve him of the medicine.
Business Troubles.
New \ t okk, May 23.—The insolvent
schedules of the firm of Owens & Mercer
were filed to-day. Liabilities, $200,468 ;
nominal assets, $883,397 ; actual assets,
Judge Donahue has granted several
orders permitting Receiver Davis, of the
firm of Grant & Ward, to adjust the claims
of creditors.
James R. Keene this afternoon told a
reporter that he expected to he able to pay
his debts in full if his creditors would give
him a little time. To this end he makes a
proposition to the holders of his obliga
tions, adjusted and unadjusted, to accept
his notes, dated May 1, 1884, for the full
sum due them on that day, payable iu
twelve aud eighteen months. For privi
leges not matured on that day he proposes
to give notes for the amounts received by
him when the privileges were issued.
Chas. A. Hinckley, paying teller of the
West Side Bank, corner of Eighth avenue
and Thiity-fourth street, embezzled $96,
000 of the bank's funds and decamped.
The embezzlement was discovered Wednes
day last. Hinckly did not appear at the
bank Wednesday morniDg, and not answer
ing the summons sent to his house, it was
suspected that something was wrong. The
books were overkauld and a large deficit
detected. The bank officers certify that
the capital stock. $200,000 is iuLict, and
that the bank has a surplus of $100,182.
Hinckley has been connected with the
bank as paying teller ever since its organi
zation, fifteen years ago. He was regarded
iis a man of the most rigid integrity.
Arrest of James I). Fish.
New York, May 25.— James D. Fish,
ex-President of the Marine Bank, was ar
rested to-night upon a warrant issued by
U. S. Commissioner Shields. Fish was ar
rested in Mystic fiat, corner of Broadway
and Thirty-ninth street, where, it is said,
he has been hiding. He was not taken be
fore a magistrate, and isstill in the custody
of a deputy marshall. The warrant was
issued upon an affidavit marie before Com
missioner Shields by August Scriha, Na
tional Bank Examiner. He deposed, after
a careful examination, that President Fish
had misappropriated funds belonging to
the hank to the amount of $1,141,000.
This was between March and May, 1884,
by a series of credits to the firm of Grant
& Ward of moneys iu sums of from $25,
000 to $161,0<K) at various dates, and they
were entered in the books of the bank as
loans to imaginary persons and secured by
imaginary collateral in stocks and bonds,
none of which loans hail ever been made,
and the transactions were stated to he en
tirely ficticious. The affidavit asserts:
"James D. Fish, ex-President, caused to he
paid out money belonging to the National
Banking Association to or upon written
orders of Grant & Ward and for the benefit
of himself aud Ferdinand Ward further
sums in excess of all credits to said firm
amounting to $766,402. At the time of
said overdrafts he, James D. Fish, well
knew the firm of Grant & Ward was theu
unable to repay the sums so overdrawn,
the firm being then indebted to said bank
to an amount exceeding $1,634,000, the
total indebtedness thus augmented being
six times the capital stock of said banking
association. __
Savings Bank Failure.
Erie, Pa., May 25.— President Braben
der, of the defunct Erie County Savings
Bank, returned to Erie. He admits that
he and Cashier Pettit lost $100,IKK) in oil
and grain speculations. Bradender also
admits that he took money of the hank
paid it to friends aud left, and exonerates
the cashier. Brabender is now in jail for
safety, hut executions will be issued to
morrow morning, probably to keep him
there. The paper in the bank is turning
out worthless. Brabender assigned his
private property, valued at $100,000 to his
creditors, but it will not pay and the stock
holders will probably loose from $200,000
to $250,000, and many will be ruined.
New York, May 24—It is reported that
the Union Bank, of Ulricheville, Ohio, has
Small Bank Ran.
New York, May 24—There has been a
small run on the West Side Bank this after
noon owing to a $96,000 defalcation of
Hinckley, the paying teller. A crowd of
depositors flocked iu and drew money.
Some only drew a portion. The officers ol
the hank refused to say anything of the
defalcation, but promised a statement.
Hinckley has not been heard of yet. The
bank does not anticipate much of a run, as
it has a surplus of many thousands.
A Serious Hoax.
Norwalk, Conn., May 26.—A stupid
local paper published a long article last
Friday stating that there was a steady
run on one of the oldest banks in the city.
Excited depositors started a run which
took $30,000 from the Norwalk Savings
Bank before the alleged joker explained
that he referred to a gravel bank.
Heavy Rains.
New Orleans, La., May 25.—A special
from Coushatto says : The heaviest rains
on record have fallen here to-day.
San Francisco, May 23.— Lloyd L.
Majors was hanged at Oakland this morn
ing at 12:12 o'clock. Last Monday night
the condemned man made a desperate at
tempt at escape. Possessed of immense
strength, he overpowdered the two death
watchers, and the jailor, who happened at
that moment to be in the cell, wrenched
the keys from his hands and dashed through
the door, across the jail yard to the street,
but just as he thought he had succeeded he
was encountered by two firemen, who had
been attracted by the noise. They recog
nized Majors and another struggle ensued,
so terrible that Majors' arm was broken
and rendered helpless. He was conducted
back to his cell and from that moment he
abandoned all hope aud sought consolation
in religion. Up to the last moment he
professed his innocence of the crime. It is
charged that in a conversation with J. W.
Renowden, brother of one of the murdered
men, he said, "You may draw the life blood
Irom my arm and with this pen I will
write my innocence of all connection of the
crime in my own blood, - ' aud as he spoke
he appealed to heaven to witness the truth
of his statement.
At ten minutes before the hour fixed for
the execution he was led from his cell to
the scaffold. Although still suffering from
the effects of his late desperate effort to
escape he walked the entire distance with
a firm and unflinching tread. About four
hundred persons had gathered in the jail
yard, and the roofs of the surrounding
buildings were covered with people to wit
ness the execution. He mounted the scaf
fold without assistance and took up his
position on the drop firmly and erect. It
was expected that he would make a part
ing speech, but he refused to say a word,
maintaining throughout a stolid silence*
At twelve minutes past 12 o'clock the bolt
was pulled and Majors fell with a dull
thud, his neck being cleanly broken. In
eight minutes he was pronounced dead,
and in sixteen minutes the body was cut
down and placed in a coffin for delivery to
his relatives. Within the jail yard not a
sound was to be heard. The awful silence
that prevailed was only broken by the
jeers of the crowd outside when they learn
ed that Majors had ceased to live.
Cincinnati, May 23.—The Times-Star
special from Waverlv, O., says: Saban
Stevens, the third man convicted of the
murder of Anderson Lockey, near Jackson,
Ohio, was hanged here to-day. There was
a large crowd in town, although the execu
tion was private. Stevens slept well and
made a confession this morning to a rela
tive of the victim, saying that he had plan
ned the robbery hut not the murder. The
hanging took place at 1 o'clock.
Little Valley, N. Y., May 23.—Chas.
B. Clarke was hung for wife murder this
A Sad Affair.
St. Louis, May 25.—Mrs. Alexander
Edrnont, living at 1,210 South Compton
avenue, left her bed about 4:30 o'clock this
morning and procured her husband s razor,
and returning to the bedroom she cut the
throat of her three months old baby, Gers
ter, and four years old daughter Carrie.
Then passing to the next room she drew
the razor across the throat of her daughter
Emma, six years old. but did not make a
very deep wound. The child awoke and
screamed, which awakened her father, who
rushed into the room. While he was caring
for the child his wife went back to her
own room, and, laying down on the lied
beside her dead baby, cut her own throat,
The husband, after gazing a moment at the
ghastly sight of his two dead children
and bleeding wife, rushed into the street
for the aid of a policeman, who was just at
the door, who entered the house and took
the razor from '.lie hand of the woman,
who uow lay insensible aud bathed in
blood. A physician was immediately
called, w ho restored the woman to oon
sciousness aud dressed her wounds, which
proved not to he necessarily fatal, neither
the jugular veiu nor wind pipe being
severed. The child, Emma, will recover,
but the two babies are dead, and there is
scarcely any hope for the mother.
Attempted Outrage.
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 25.—This after
noon in Tedamsville, a lower river ward iu
Cincinnati, the wife of Geo. Keeser discov
ered Harry Hicks attempting to outrage
her five-year old daughter. She knocked
Hicks down with her fist. Hicks got up
and ran away. Geo. Keeser, the father,
with Charles Semberger and his two dogs,
pursued Hicks and caught him a mile
away. Three hundred people, some pro
vided with ropes, assembled and talked of
lynching, but the police patrol wagon ar
rived and got Hicks off to the police sta
tion. Hicks is 23 years old and hears a had
Beaten to Death by His Wife.
Toledo, O., May 25.—A telegram from
Bowling Green says : George Anderson, a
farmer, aged 75 years, was beaten to death
this morning with a hickory cane by his
wife, aged 65 years. His head was beaten
to a jelly. Mrs. Anderson is a large and
powerful woman and has been in the in
sane asylum twice.
Mysterious Disappearance.
Rockford, 111., May 25.—David Farrell,
of Oregon, came here Monday, and went
out into the street to see a friend. He has
mysteriously disappeared, and his friends
think he committed suicide by jumping
into the Rock river.
St. Louis, May 22.—J. T. Richardson,
agent of the Indianapolis & St Louis rail
road, suicided to-night. He was $6,000
short in his accounts.
Killed by Lightning.
Toledo, O., May 22.—This afternoon
Mrs. Emma Pfann and Miss Tillie Fear,
while walking in the suburbs with a baby
carriage containing two children, took
refuge from a thunder storm under a large
poplar tree by the roadside. A bolt of
lightning struck the tree, tearing it to
pieces and killing Miss Fear, the current
entering the top of her head, where the
hair was torn off in a circle the size of a
quarter of a dollar, and passed through
her body, tearing both shoes to pieces.
Mrs. Pfann had one shoe torn off and was
shocked, but otherwise she was not hurt.
The children were not hurt.
New York, May 26.—Col.C. B. Waning,
who keeps picnic grounds at Dutch Kilns,
near Long Island City, shot his brother-in
law, George E. Freund, to-night, instantly
killing him. There was no apparent pro
Galt, Ont., May 26.-Abner Davi Ison, aged
20 ; Minnie Paltridge, aged 17, and Mary
Morton, aged 12, were drowned while
boating on Grand River.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Troy, N. Y., May 26.— To-night a boiler
exploded in Moore & Wilson's paper mill
at Waterford. It is reported that several
lives were lost. One body, unrecognized,
was taken from the ruins.
Died from His Wonnds.
Chicago, May 24.— Alderman Michael
Gaynor, who was shot by a tough named
Jim Daeey in a saloon on the night of May
13th, died this morning. Gaynor has been
a member of the city conncil for four years.
Baptist Missionary Union.
Detroit, Mich., May 25.—At the clos
ing meeting of the Baptist Missionary
Union on Saturday night, after long and
solemn deliberation, it was voted to begin
missionary work on the Congo river, Af
rica, at a cost of not less than $30,000 per
annum. -,
Designated Baptist preachers have been
in all the pulpits in the city except the
Episcopalian, and all the churches were
crowded. __
Baptist Home Mission.
Detroit, May 26.—The meeting of the
Baptist Home Mission Society, having the
United States for their field, commenced
this morning. Hon. J. L. Howard presided.
The church was crowded, showing that the
interest in the long continued meetings
had not abated. Dr. H. L. Morehouse,
Secretary, read extracts from a report.
The receipts of the Society were the largest 1
in its history—$401,692. The Society has |
workers among the Americans, Germans,
Danes, Scandinavians, French, Mexicans,
Chinese, Welsh, and negroes. The society
has 1,599 churches, 748 Sunday Schools,
17 colleges, universities or institutes. Ten
are incorporated in the South for freed men
and Indians. These have school property
valued at over $600,000. The scholars
number 2,828. Four hundred students are
studying for the ministry. New missions
are to he opened this year in Mexico.
Petitions are being signed asking the
Government to make additional appropri
ations lor Indian schools. Resolutions with
the same end in view were unanimously
passed. The Society built 107 new
churches in the South and West during
the year.
Presbyterian General Assembly.
Saratoga, May 26.—In the Presby
terian General Assembly the resolution
relative to the action of the Southern As
sembly discontinuing correspondence by
delegate was discussed at great length and
finally tabled.
The committee submitted a report,
which was adopted, relative to urging aid
for the Nez Perces Indians.
A resolution was adopted favoring per
sonal contibutions for the proposed John
Calvin statue, to be unveiled at Washing
ton city in 1886.
To-night the unfinished business was
disposed of, and a moderator and the cus
tomary committees appointed, when the
assembly adjourned to meet at Cincinnati
on the third Tuesday in May, 1885.
The Baltimore Conference.
Baltimore, May 26.—In the Methodist
Protestant General Convention the report
of the committee on the Ecumenical Coun
cil appointing S. B. Southerland, C. W.
Button, G. B. McElroy and J. J. Gillespie a
committee to act with similar committees
from other branches of the Methodist
church iu appointing the time and place
for the next meeting of the Ecumenical
Conncil was adopted.
The convention refused to strike from
the Discipline the admonition against the
use of tobacco.
The length of time of appointment of
ministers to churches in conferences was
discussed for several hours, anil finally left
to each annual conference.
Uailroaii Land Forfeiture.
Washington, May 24.— The Senate
Committee on Public Lauds to-day de
cided to rejiort the bills forfeiting the laud
grants opposite the uncompleted portions
of the Northern Pacific and branch line,
and Atlantic & Pacific railroads. Senator
Plumb, chairman of the committee, says it
is impossible to calculate the number of
ai res involved in both cases. Some land
was taken up before the charter was
granted and in the case of the Atlantic &
Pacific road it was not constructed in the
direction contemplated. Nominally the
Senator thinks the forfeiture of the North
i rn Pacific will amount to 13,000,000 acres,
and the Atlantic it Pacific to 36,00(^000
Senator Slater, author of th£ bill pro
viding for the forfeiture of the land grant
of the Northern Pacific, says the actual
number of acres forfeited along that line
will be 7,tXX),(XK) acres, which is 3.000,000
acres less than proposed by the House Com
mittee on public lands. Senator Slater's
bill further provides that the lien on lands
hereafter selected, if occupied by bona fide
settlers, shall be sold at $1.25 ]>er acre for
160 acres.
Washington Notes.
Washington, May 25.—The Senate Is
likely to consume a week in discussing the
Utah bill with the possibility that it may
lay that measure temporarily aside if the
Appropriation Committee reports back one
of the three appropriation bills under con
sideration by its sub-committees.
The Post will to-monow print an inter
view with eighty-two Democratic members
of the House of Representatives in support
of the demand that a clear and explicit
statement of the principle absolutely com
mitting the Democratic party to the issue
of revenue reform in the Presidential can
vass shall be made by the Democratic Na
tional Convention. Among those inter
viewed are Carlisle, Morrison,Hewitt, Rose
crans, Hurd, Slocum, Cox, Holman, Buck
ner, and Blackburn. The latter says they
will look to the convention for vindica
tion in the contest made this session for
tariff reform.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment.
Washington, May 26.— Senator Ingalls
reported to tin Senate to-day from the
Judiciary Committee a substitute for the
joint resolution introduced by Senator
Jackson, proposing an amendment to the
constitution in relation to the term of
office of President and Vice President.
The amendment to the constitution pro
vided for in Ingalls' substitute is as fol
lows :
Article 2. The executive power shall be
vested in the President of the United
States of America. The President and
Vice President hereafter elected shall hold
their offices for the term of six years, but
the President shall not be re-elegible, nor
shall the Vice President be elegible to the
office of President if he shall have exer
cised the same in case of vacancy therein.
Australian Mail Service.
San Francisco, May 26.—Referring to
the possibility of the Australian mail ser
vice being diverted from San Francisco
through the failure on the part of the
United States government to provide its
proper proportion of subsidy, Robert J.
Creighton, agent of the New Zealand gov
ernment, stated this evening that it was
understood that whatever amount might
be appropriated by the United States gov
ernment was to be deducted from the
Australian subsidy ; that unless the United
States government paid its proportion the
service would cease, aad the result would
be a serions loss to San Francisco. It is
believed that a few British ship owners,
acting in their own interests, are opposing
Stronger Stocks.
New York, May 24 —Noon—Stocks du
ring the past hour were stronger jthan at
any time during the week. Some shares
have a fair demand, especially Pacific Mail,
Western Union, Union Pacific, Kansas and
Texas. All leading shares are standing at
a premium.
New York Democratic State Couven*
Albany, May 21.—The Democratic
State convention will meet at Saratoga
Jane 18th.
Fifty-three Lives Lost
New York, May 24.—A special from
St. Johns says : The French brig Senorine
went ashore on the Grank Banks Friday
night, and .as a total wreck in fifteen
minutes. Fifty-three of the passengers
and crew were lost. The Senorine was
caught in a fog, and the captain lost his
bearings. He was making for this port
when the brig struck. The wildest dis
order prevailed. The officers anil crew
made for the boats, leavinir the passengers
to care for themselves. One boat, contain
ing twenty passengers and some of the
crew, was swamped by the lurching of the
vessel. The screams of the women were j
heart-rending. Most of them sank im- i
mediately. The men struggled, hut only
a few succeeded iu catching floating spars.
The captain was unable to maintain dis-
cipline among the passengers. Many clung
to the rigging alter the first shock, think-
ing the vessel would stand the strain and
that they would be picked up when the
tog cleared, but when the vessel went to
pieces they were lost. Only about twenty
were saved.
Off tor Chicago.
San Francisco, May 26.—The Cali
fornia delegation to the national Republi
can convention left by special train this
afternoon via the Central Pacific, Union
Pacific and Chicago & Northwestern roads.
The delegates and party number thirty
five. The Nevada delegation will be taken
aboard en route. Two hundred excur
sionists accompany the delegation. Re
ceptions will be held along the line east of
the Missouri river and at Chicago, where
they are timed to arrive at 8 o'clock Sat
urday morning. The California and
Nevada delegations will make their head
quarters at the Palmer House. The sleep
ing coaches are handsomely decorated, and
bear the legend, "Blaine and victory."
Good Crops.
Ottawa, May 26.—All accounts thus
far indicate that the crop prospects are
wonderfully good 1'or Manitoba and the
Milwaukee, May 26.—The Secretary of
the National Millers' Association, summar
izing replies to 3,600 circular inquiries sent
to the milling fraternity and others, reports
that the present outlook of the wheat crop
as compared with the same time in '83, is
very promising. Taken as a whole the in
dications of the yield for 1884 approximate
that for 1882.
Serious Accident.
Chatham, Ont., May 26. —During the
-holiday games to-day the grand stand col
lapsed and 150 people were injured,
Several were seriously injured. The in
juries consisted of broken arms, legs and
ribs. Some were injured interuaiiy.
Treasury Decision.}
Washington, May 26. —The Department
of State having been informed that the
Chinese government proposed to enter a
silk loom in operation as an exhibit at the
New Orleans Exposition, the question arose
whether the Chinese Restriction Act did
not prohibit the landing of operatives on
the ground that they were laborers. The
question was referred to the Treasury De
partment anil Secretary Folger to-day in
formed the State Department that the
Chinese operatives will lie admitted with
out molestation, with the understanding
that they will not remain in the country
longer than is necessary to display their
Belligerent Talk.
Washington, May 27.— Kerr, in his
testimony before the Springer committee
to-day, said it seemed that Kellogg had
gone al>out newspaper offices anil talked
about him. He had been informed that he
(Kellogg) told a certain correspondent that
he would or ought to take a shot gun anil
blow out his (Kerr) brains. "I want to
say right here," said witness, "that if Kel
logg wants that kind of satisfaction if he
will let me know the time or place, I shall
be there. If he wants that kind of satis
faction he may have it. My character has
been assailed."
State's Prison for Life.
Detroit, May 27. —David Stone, the
half-witied uncle of Lulu Dvcke, a six
year old girl, who was arrested last week
on suspicion of having outraged and inur
derdered her, confessed Sunday night to
having committed the terrible crime. Last
night he was taken into court without
public knowledge and sentenced to State's
prison for life. He was then put into a
close carriage and driven across the coun
try to Jackson, where he arrived early this
morning. This extraoidinary provision
was taken on account of the intense feel
ing at Hillsdale to avoid lynching.
Large Mortgage.
New York, May 32.—Amos R. Eno
has mortgaged his Fifth Avenue Hotel
property to the Mutual Life Insurance
Company for $1,150,000.
Trains Wrecked--20 Persons Injured
Rochester, May 23.— Details of the col
lision of the St. Louis express with a
freight train last night say that seven cars
were overturned and twenty persons in
jured, none fatally. They were all taken
to hotels. Prince Yamasicki, of Japan,
was bruised about the side and arms.
Eleven members of his suit were bruised.
Canada Coin.
Montreal, May 23.— It is reported that
the Bank of Montreal exported $8,000,000
in gold to New York during the recent
financial troubles.
Nebraska Democratic Convention.
Lincoln, May 22. —The Democratic
State convention was called to order at 8
o'clock. An hour was spent over tempo
rary organization, which was finally effect
ed by electing B. A. Hinman, of Lincoln
county, chairman. Balloting for delegates
at-large resulted in the election of James
E. Boyd, of Douglass county, J. Sterling
Morton, of Otoe, W. H. Mungei, of Dodge,
and Tobias Caster, of Saline. They are
all for Tilden. Adjourned.
Augusta, Maine, May 26.— The Kenne
bec Journal authoritatively denies that
Senator Hale and Frye are opposed to
Blaine's nomination.
Wants to Resign.
St. Louis, May 24—A dispatch from the
City of Mexico says that President Gonzales
will ask Congress to permit him to resign
next month. _ _
Torpedo Flotilla.
London, May 24. — The Admiralty
ordered the torpedo flotilla at Chatham
and Portsmouth to prepare for active ser
vice. __
$20,000.000 Loan.
Mexico, May 27.— The government re
ceived as a loan $3,000,000 on monthly in
stallments from the National Bank. As
soon as Congress approves the new statutes
of the combined banks the banks will
negotiate for a $20,000,000 loan for the
government in Europe. This agreement
was made a month ago, but it was subse
quently said to have been abandoned and
is now renewed.
The Danville Kiot.
Washington, May 27. —The majority
report of the Senate Election Committee
on the Danville riot declares that it was
premeditated and preconcerted for the pur
pose of raising a riot and intimidating ne
groes, and was prearranged aud indorsed
after it had occurred. Lapham. who pre
pared the report, introduced some tele
grams which he claimed sustained the con
clusion that it was the deliberate work of
the Democratic party.
The committee finds no evidence that
the negroes tired a shot until after the
whites had tired a general volley, and that
very few had weapons .of any kind. The
negroes were of all ages and of l»oth sexes,
gathered unquestionably from church. The
whites on the contrary were generally
armed. The tire-bell rung, but there was
no fire ; on the contrary, it was a signal
for the white militia company, as the
wiiites came rapidly from all directions,
and arms were distributed to them who
had none from shops and stores. The re
port concludes : The object of the Demo
crats iu these efforts was to raise a race
issue to alarm the blacks aud excite the
whites aud was twofold, 1st, To intimidate
colored voters where they were strong, as
iu Danville, and 2d, but chietiy, to produce
such a frenzied feeling in the State as
would induce white electors to join those
of their own race and escape the contumely
and reproach to which the.' would other
wise be subjected lor fraternizing political
ly with "niggers." It was made to appear
that the blacks were the offenders when in
truth the white mob were in possession of
the town, and no negro larcd make his
appearance on the streets. The occurrence
was one which caused rejoicing instead ol
The recommendation made in the Copiah
report that the basis of representation
should lie reduced when the right to vote
is denied or abridged in any State is adopt
ed as part of this report.
The minority report on the Copiah inves
tigation dissents entirely from the state
ments and conclusions contained in the re
port of the majority, and presents their
own view of affaire formed from the testi
mony of reputable and creditable witnesses
: examined by the committee. They express
' the opinion that the investigation origin
! ated and was conducted for the purpose of
aiding Republicans in the approaching
presidential canvass by reviving stories of
outrage and crime which were so effective
ly used in former presidential campaigns,
and to furnish an excuse for rejecting the
whole ol Mississippi in the electoral col
lege, and thereby defeating, as was done in
1876, the clearly expressed will of the
American people in the choice of Piesi
They refer to the Eliza Pinkston story,
and ask, who believes it to-day. They
assert that this and other such tales having
lost their potency, the Danville aud Copiah
investigations were conceived and brought
forth. They say : The majority report
ignored aud purposely discredited the
sworn testimony of the most intelli
gent, trustworthy aud reliable citizens of
Copiah county, and gave full credence anil
belief to the statements of persons, some
of whom were absolutely destitute of
character for veracity and others too ignor
ant to understand aud regard the obliga
tion of the oaths taken by them."
With regard to the killing of Matthews
the minority quote from the testimony to
show that it was the result of a personal
quarrel between Matthews anil Wheeler
about politics, and that Wheeler was ac
quitted on the plea of self-defense. In re
gard to the investigation proposed by the
j majority of the next election in Mississippi,
the minority report says it is a threat to
! disfranchise the people of the State of
! Missippi in the coming Presidential elec
1 tion, made with a view of deterring the
I citizens of that State from casting its
eltoral vote contrary to the party in
power ; that is a most flagrant aud ab
horrent attempt to bull-doze the entire
! State by threatening to disfranchise its
people. In conclusion the minority
say : "The duty of the undersigned is
; perhaps discharged by exposing the aui
! mus of the recommendations, hut they
i feel justified in saying that they little
! understand the spirit or temper of the
American people if they will again
submit to the defeat of their will in the
choice of President, as was the ease in
1877. Neither an electoral commission
nor armed soldiers around this capitol will
prevent the installation of the President
in office of the man elevated to that posi
tion by the votes of his countrymen. The
reproach brought upon our system of
government by the occurrences which
placed in the chief executive office of the
government a man who had been defeated
at the polls is too keenly felt by the peo
ple of the country to justify the belief
that they will tolerate for a moment the
suggestion of their repetition, and the
minority can but express theiç surprise at
the temerity that volunteers, however
covertly, to avow a purpose so destructive
to the hopes and honor of the country."
The report is signed by Vance, Sauls
bury, Pugh and Jones.
Clearing House Report.
Boston, May 26.—A table compiled
from special dispatches to the Post from
twenty-seven of the leading Clearing
Houses gives the total clearances for the
week ending May 24th, with the percent
age of increase and decrease as compared
with the corresponding week of 1883:
$912,373,706; decrease 20 per cent.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
Savannah, N. Y., May 25.—Train No.
54, due here at 9:33, was to meet extra No.
51 at Savannah. The train from the west
came down at the rate of thirty miles an
hour and struck the west-bound train,
which had not got on the side track, com
pletely demolishing one coach and part of
another, killing four and wounding six
Satisfactory Settlement.
Philadelphia, May 26.—It is officially
stated that the employees of the Reading
Coal and Iron Company will be paid cash.
The miners and other employees had been
paid in thirty days' certificates. Scrip was
only issued for April and May bills for
regular employees. This averts threatened
Thirty Thousand Dollars Bail.
New York, May 26.—Fish, ex-President
of the Marine Bank, arrested yesterday,
appeared in the U. S. Commissioner's office
this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to
the charge of misapplying to his own use
money belonging to the United States
Bank. The court fixed his bail at $30,000,
and Fish produced bonds for that amount.
Bank Statement.
New York, May 24.—Loans, decrease,
$13,461,800 ; specie, decrease, $10,804,100 ;
legal tenders, decrease, $4,086,400 ; de
posits, decrease,$20,625,400 ; circulation, in
crease, $1,266,001 ; reserve, decrease, $9,734,
150! The banks are now $6,609,135 below
the legal requirements.
Body Recovered.
Wilkesbabre, Pa., May 27.—The body
of Nellie D. Cooley, a wealthy heiress,
who disappeared mysteriously from her
home December last, was found in the Sus
quehanna river three miles below Nanti
coke this afternoon.
New \t»RK, May 26.—Governments
lower for 4Js registered, and firm for other
issme Railways stronger. Stocks opened
with a decided pressure to sell dividend
paying lines. Non-dividend payers were
comparatively neglected. Before the first
call the Missouri Pacific. Western Union,
and l n on Pacific developed a strength
which checked the downward tendency.
Other active shares rallied Subse
quently Lackawanna became very weak,
and dropped to 90L This break had but
little effect on the general list, which de
cline only l(" I.
At 11:30 the market was a little better
again under the leadership of the Lacka
wanna backers. Those most prominent in
depressing this stock were afterwards con
spicuous buyers ; stock rose to 93, and
other stock moved up .'>(4 3j. The market
continued strong until after 1 o'clock, when
there was a more quiet feel'tig, and a reac
tion of j 7 s ^ in prices.
After delivery hour there was a rush to
cover which resulted in a rise of IU 6; com
pared with the lowest point of the day.
The steady advance brought iu orders lor
long accounts anil round amounts, and
sto 1 s were taken at advancing figures. It
was reported on the Board that five million
iu government bonds had been transferred
from W. H. to W. M. Vanderbilt. The
street accepted this as meaning that
Vanderbilt shares would secure better
figures, and the general list advanced. The
market closed strong, at the best prices ot
the day. Compared with Saturday North
ern Pacific preferred was 3; higher, Pacific
Mail 1, Union Pacific 3, Western Union 1
The remainder were active.
New York, May 27.—Governments
steady. Railways firmer. The bull move
ment which set in yesterday afternoon
made further progress to-day. Before the
opening of business this morning there
were orders for round amounts of dividend
paying stocks iu bankers hands. The
market opened strong and iu the first
fifteen minutes of trading there was an ad
vance of from J(4 1; in solid stocks, Pacific
Mail and St. Paul being the most conspicu
ous in the upward movement. Before the
tiret call there was a decline of from JO' 1 - •
Near midday the market dropped consider
able strength. The reaction noticed aliove
served merely to bring in a fresh buying
order, and prices advanced from 5 ' com
pared with last night's closing. This was
succeeded by a reaction of from \(« 2J.
Near 2 p. m. the market was strong anil
higher again, some shares at the best of
the day. About 2:30 there were sales to
realize profits, which resulted in a decline
I of from j(" lh- The market closed irregu
; lar, but in the main firm.
Pleuro*Pneumonia Among Cattle.
Albany, May 27. —The State Board of
Health reports a terrible state of affairs in
the cow stables of Bliss'ille, L. I., near
New York city. Pleuro-pneumouia exists
in all the stables. Dying cattle are
J milked, then killed, and the carcasses
j smuggled into New York and Brooklyn
and sold for food.
London, May 21.—The festival tu cele
bration of the 500th anniversary of the
, death of John Wycliffe, the earliest Eug
j lish reformer and translator of the Bible,
begun to-day at St. Andrew's church,
Black Friars.
Immense damage by a cyclone is re
; ported from Akijab, British Bramah,
j Severe shocks of earthquake were felt
; to-day throughout the Peninsula of Cyzi
I eus, Asia Minor. Several villages were
damaged, many houses destroyed, and
twenty-five persons killed.
Paris, May 21.—The duty on sheep and
cattle has been doubled.
The Le Paris says the French artists
will revenge the refusal ol' the United
States Congress to reduce the duty on
works of art. They will, the paper says,
demand that the French Salon exclude
the works of American artists.
Paris, May 25.—M. Moel denies that his
late wife made a will iu favor of Prince
About one hundred and fifty persons,
including several women, deposited wreaths
of red immortels upon the graves of the
Communists iu the cemetery Pere La
Chaise this morning. In the afternoon
several thousands, mostly sight-seers visit
ed the cemetery. Many black and red
flags were displayed.
London, May 26.—Lord St. Leonards,
indicted lor indecent assault upon a servant
girl, was convicted. The court reserved
Hanau, May 26.—The marriage of
Princess Elizabeth of Hesse to Prince Leo
pold, hereditary prince to the throne took
place to-day. Prince William, of Prussia,
anil other dignitaries were present.
London, May 26.—Italy supports France
in her demands for international control of
Egypt. One section of the liberal press are
strongly opposed to the government's con
cession to the French demands.
Moody and Sankey will to-day close
their successful mission at Croydou. They
will sail for America July 5th.
Sheffield, May 26.—The Americans
defeated the Yorkshires to-day in a game
of lacrosse.
British Grain Trade.
London, May 26.—The Marklaue Ex
press, in review of the British grain trade
of the past week, says : The blazing sun
shine suited the wheats, which are grow
ing fast. A warm rain fall is desired. The
prices of bread stu fis are drooping, except
for the finest white wheats. To day the
market was slow, maize scarce and 1 shill
ing dearer. Oats were 1 shilling dearer.
There was hut little doing in the coast
market : Two arrivals, three cargoes sold,
two withdrawn, and three remain. The
sales of English wheat for the past week
were 58,057 quarters at :18s , against66,220
quarters at 43s. 7p. for the corresponding
week last year.
Irish Adairs.
London, May 21.—In the House of
Commons to day the hill amending the
Irish laborers act of '83 was rejected by
138 to 75. Parnell complained of the oppo
sition offered by Trevellyan, Chief Secretary
for Ireland. He said the government must
not find fault if it meets with retaliation.
"Does the government, he asked, "mean to
wait until the laborers burn houses over
the heads of dissenting landlords ? The
laborers have been patient, but it is in
tolerable that they should live upon mud
floors until the commission has investi
gated their grievances.
French Jockey Club Races.
Paris, May 25—In the race for the
Jockey Club prize at Chantilly to-day
seven horses started. Little Duck won,
with Arch Due second, and Fradiavolo
third. At the start Arch Due and Frr.
diavolo led at intervals, the rest following
in a body. At the tun Arch Dnc, Fra
diavolo and Little Duck were running to
gether, but Little Duck finally drew away
and won rather easily by two lengths.
There was only a neck between the second
and third.
Maritime Disasters«--Seventy Lives
London, May 22.—The Castalia, from
Palermo for New York,grounded off Dénia,
Spain. She jettisoned part of her cargo.
Rongh weather prevents assistance being
rendered. The British ship Syria was
wrecked off the Fjji Islands apd seventy
passengers (coolies) drowned.

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