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The Official Canvass.
New Yoke, November 12.—A change favorable to Blaine of 233 votes in the 17th election district of the 2d assembly district, as against the returns published Wednes day morning, was made by the board of canvassers of this county to-day, but on a careful comparison of the police and press returns it was found that the difference would lie made up in the districts to be canvassed. New Yoke, Novamber 13.—The Star (regarded as the Tammany organ) says: The Tammany Hall committee of seven, appointed on the part ol the Tammany organization, to watch the canvass ol the electoral ticket, held a long conference this evening with the chairman of the Demo cratic National and Htate committees to positively deny the existence ol any deal between Tammany Hall and the Republi can Aldermen affecting the Presidential count. Ex-Senator Forster, chairman of the delegation, satisfied the representatives of both parties that the Tammany super visors would permit no action in the board which would lose the Democratic electoral ticket a single vote. He further volun teered his services to the committee to act jointly with the National and State repre sentatives, and to carry out 1 ai thfully any instructions which they deemed would be beneficial to the National ticket. New York, November 13.—The gains and losses in the returns of the lmard of canvassers so far as the canvass has l>een made, as compared with the press returns as sent out on election night, is as follows: In the first assembly district, 3d eleerion district, Blaine gains 10 votes ; in the 7th election district, Blaine loses 1 vote, and Cleveland loses 10 votes. In the second assembly district, 3d elec tion district, Cleveland gains 3 votes ; in the 12th election district, Cleveland gains 1 vote; in the 15th election district, Cleve land loses 1 vote; in the 17th election dis trict, Blaine gains 78 votes, and Cleveland loses 135 votes. In the third assembly district, 16th elec tion district, Cleveland loses 2 votes; in the 21st election district, Cleveland gains 2 votes : in the 23d election district, Cleve land gains 1 vote ; in the 26th election dis trict, Blaine loses 3 votes. In the fourth assembly district, 12th elec tion district, Cleveland loses 10 votes; in the 21st election district, Blaine gains 1 vote. The total vote of Brooklyn as officially announced to-day, gives Cleveland a plural ity of 15,762, being a gain of 6 for Cleve land. At 2 p. m. all but twelve counties of the State have reported the result of the offi cial canvass. Those outside of New \ork show Blaine gains aggregating 12, Blaine loses aggregating 14, and Cleveland gains of 7 ; net gain for Cleveland 9. This does not include New York and Kings counties. 3:30 p.m.—Two more counties have re ported which reduce Cleveland's plurality by 40. New Yoke, November 13.—The official canvass of the vote for President received at the headquarters of the Democratic State committee to-day from the various can vassing points in the State are as follows: Albany county— Cleveland 18,345, Blaine 17,698, St. John, 312, Butler 983. Delaware county—Blaine's plurality 978. Columbia county—Blaine's plurality 510. Rockland county—Cleveland's plurality 1,104. Schoharie county—Cleveland's plurality 1,867. Kings county—Cleveland's plurality 15, 734. Broome county— Blaine's plurality 1,402. Schuyler county—Blaine's plurality 577. Franklin county— Blaine's plurality 1, 690. Oneida county—Cleveland's plurality 30. The vote on the Presidential ticket in New York city as canvassed by the board of canvassers is as follows : First Assembly District, (4th election dis trict missing.)—Blaine 2,231, Cleveland 4, 265, Butler 92, St. John 15. Second Assembly District—Blaine 2,130, Cleveland 5,239, Butler 04, St. John 8. Third Assembly District—Blaine 2,624, Cleveland 5.111, Butler 126, St. John 14. Fourth Assembly District—Blaine 2,391, Cleveland 6,322, Butler 158, St. John 10. Fifth Assembly District—Blaine 2,605, Cleveland 4,508, Butler 125, St. John 17. Sixth Assemblv District—Blaine 2,650, Cleveland 5,612, Butler 126, St. John 5. Seventh Assembly District, (two elec tion districts missing.)— Blaine 4, 653.Cleve land 4,242, Butler 88, St. John 74. Eighth Assemblv District—Blaine 4,722, Cleveland 4,140, Butler 69, St. John 10. New York, November 14.—Kings county complete official canvass is not yet de clared. Cleveland, 69,274 ; Blaine, 53,512 ; Butler, 2,442 ; St.JJohn, 1,426. Cleveland's plurality, 15,762. Canton, November 13. — The St. Law rence county canvassers were in session a part of Tuesday and all day yesterday, but have not completed the canvass owing to clerical errors in the returns of several dis tricts, which will not affect the result. The canvass will show, Blaine 13,441 ; Cleve land 6,035; St. John 311 ; Butler 20. Schuyler county (official)—Blaine 2,616, Cleveland 2,039, St. John 154, Butler 11. Wyoming county—Blaine electors 4,441, Cleveland electors 3,189, St. John 483, Butler 53. Broome county.—Official. Blaine 7,182, Cleveland 5,780, Butler 144, St. John 458. Otsego county—Official. Cleveland 7,307, Blaine 6,671, Butler 84, St. John 432. New York, November 14.—A compari son of the returns from the eight districts thus far canvassed with the bulletins sent out on election night by the city press association has resulted in showing a net Republican gain of 351 votes. In regard to this the Post says this afternoon : "At first sight such a statement seems import ant, but in reality the changes thus far made will have no effect upon Cleveland's plurality as already announced. The re turns made up for newspapers on election night contained many errors, but, strange to say, subsequent carelul examinations ol the official returns make scarcely any change in the plurality lor Cleveland as given unofficially. An explanation of this is found in the fact that the errors made on one side were balanced with extraordi nary evenness by errors on the other. A gentleman who is very familiar with the actual figures of the vote in all the assem bly districts said to-day that the official plurality for Cleveland would not vary a half dozen votes 43,226, which is given him by the press reports. 3:30 p. m.—The 9th Assembly district of this city, on which the Aldermen have been engaged to-day, has not yet been completed. Franklin county official—Cleveland, 2,948; Blaine. 4,638; St. John, : 70 ; Butler 67. New York, November 15.—The 17th Assembly district was completed at 11:15 a. m. The count of the first district of the 18th assembly district was objected to on the ground that the total number of votes as read was shown to be 198, whereas it was claimed that 226 votes were really cast, and that the Republican electoral ticket received 81 votes instead of 54, as the re corded vote of the first election district. It was therefore referred to the committee on corrected returns. The canvass of the 18th assembly district was finished at noon. No other errors were found than the one in the 1st election district. The 19th assembly district was com pleted without incident. It was resolved to request the committee on corrected re turns to give preference to the electoral t'cket. The 20th assembly district complete gives Blaine 3,436, Cleveland 6,016, Butler 155, St. John 8. The 21st assembly district complete : Blaine 4,080, Cleveland 4,640, Butler 53, St. John 59. The 22d assembly district complete : Blaine 5,341, Cleveland 9,104, Butler 284, St. John 64. The 23rd assembly district complete : Blaine 7,231 Cleveland 8,842, Butler 293, St. John 132. The 24th assembly district complete: Blaine 3,615. Cleveland 5,369, Butler 142, St. John 98. The 15th assembly district complete gives Blaine 4,172, Cleveland 6,446, Butler 215, St. John 44. The 16th assembly district complete gives Blaine 2,718, Cleveland 5,319, Butler 167, St. John 17. The board of canvassers of the vote on the Presidential ticket in the 1st assembly district give Blaine 2,275; Cleveland, 4,263; Butler, 96 ; St. John 15. New York, November 15.—4 p. m.— The official canvass is now completed, with the exception of the 7th, 9th and 13th dis tricts, which are in the hands ol the com- ; mittee on corrections. There is no pros pect of these being completed before 10 , o'clock to-night. Rochester, November 15.—Monroe ! county, official : Cleveland, 13,249 ; Blaine, | 18,325; St. John, 1,209; Butler, 603. The Tribune's Figures. New York, November 14. — The Tribune I table gives Blaine 57,734 plurality in the counties of this State outside of New j York and Kings. In the latter counties, j it says, the Democrats claimed 58,957 plur- ! ality for Cleveland. The losses thus far in the canvass of the above two counties are said to reduce Cleveland's plurality to 58,588, still giving Cleveland a plurality in the State of 854. Swaim Court Martial. Washington, November 15.—The court I martial convened by direction of the Pres ident to try the charges preferred against Judge Advocate General Swaim met this morning. The following officers compose the details of the court martial : Generals ! Scofield, Terry, Miles, Rochester, Holabird, and Newton. Colonels S. C. Smith, An j drews, Brooke, Bradley, Ayers and Black with Major Gardner. Judge Advocate General Swaim appeared before the court, accompanied by Judge Shellabarger, of this j city, whom he introduced as one of his counsel, stating that he would be assisted by Jere Wilson and General Charles H. Grosvener. of Ohio. On opening the court General Swaim raised the question of jur isdiction. He presented a motion stating in substance that he appeared before the court, not assenting to its jurisdiction, but solely for the purpose of excepting to such jurisdiction, and praying to the court to dismiss the charges and prosecution thereof for want of jurisdiction. It also stated as its ground that the accused, being an officer of the army of the United States and Judge Advocate General of such army and of the rank of Brigadier General of the army, the President is not empowered to appoint a court martial to try charges preferred against him unless the charges are preferred by his commander, and that it appears from orders convening the court that it was appointed by the President by special order to try charges preferred by Major Scott and not preferred by General Swaim's commander. Following the pres entation of this motion Judge Shellabar ger addressed the court in support of the motion, and claimed that the court was illegally constituted. Washington, November 17.—Upon opening the Swaim court martial to-day General Grosvenor, the Counsel for the ac cused, read an objection on the part of General Swaim to Paymaster-General Rochester sitting as a member of the court. He stated the grounds of his objection to be that General Rochester is a material witness in this case with respect to the second charge against General Swaim ol neglecting to report and take notice of the alleged fact that Col. Morrow had fraudu lently duplicated his pay accounts and also that of the accused having favored the appointment of Col. McClure to a l'ayj master-generalship at the time Gen. Roch ester was appointed to that office and this fact being known to the latter. After the argument the room was cleared, and when the doors reopened the judge advocate an nounced the objections against Gen. Roch ester sitting as a member of the court has been sustained. General Swaim then being asked whether he desired to object to any further member of the court, he replied that he desired to do so, and Judge Shel labarger then read a challenge of Brigadier General Scofield's right to sit as a merul>er of the court on the ground that he (Scho field) was prejndiced against Gen. Swaim and could not sit in the trial as an impar tial judge. The challenge against Schofield was not sustained. Gen. Terry was also challenged and the challenge in his case was sustained. Washington, November 17.—Objection was made by Gen. Swaim to Gen. Murray, on the ground of prejudice, growing out ot Swaim's opposition to his appointment as surgeon general. Gen. Murray having de clared upon his voir dire that he enter tained no prejudices against Gen. Swaim that would influence his judgment in the ease, the challenge was withdrawn. Counsel for Swaim was then allowed to ask Col. Andrews and Col. Ayres, without for mally challenging these officers, whether they had formed or expressed any opinion as to Swaim's guilt or innocence, and whether they entertained any prejudices against him that would influence their judgment in this case. Both having an swered in the negative, the court was then organized with eleven members. The Blue Book. London, November 13.—In the House of Commons, to-day, Harrington, Secre tary of State for war, moved to appropri ate £1,000,000 for the Nile expedition. He explained that the object of the expedi tion was to accomplish the relief of General Gordon, but said Lord Wolesley was not precluded by the terms of his instructions from establishing a settled government over Khartoum and the surrounding dis trict. The blue book just published gives much information concerning the recent military expenditures of the government. The government sanctioned the expenditure of £*464,000 for the speedy manufacture and latest patterns of breach loading ordinance, and £'417,000 for works and armaments for the defense at Aden, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong. Simon's Bay, Sierre Leone, St. Helena, Mauritius, Jamaica and St. Lucia. The principal expenditure is at Aden and St. Lucia. The colonies them selves contribute £233,000 towards the works, and £30,000 towards the armaments. New York U. S. Senatorship. New York, November 13.—The World this morning in an editorial on the next Senator from New York, says: "Would it not be to the honor of the State and a credit to the people if party considerations could be laid aside and the legislature be induced to tender the United States Sena torsbip to Roscoe Conkling?" The Graphic, this afternoon in an editorial which was very complimentary to Conk ling, says: "Now if Mr. Conkling should be a Democratic candidate for United State» Senator, has he friends enough among the Republicans of fhe legislature to secure his election ?" Stockmen in Convention. Chicago, November 13.—The second annual convention of the American Stock men assembled a the Sherman House at 11 o'clock this morning. Nearly 500 delegates were present. Jewett Smith, of Illinois, was elected temporary chairman. The roll call showed delegates present from twenty-two States and Territories. The committee on permanent organization and order of business made the appointment of one member from each State and Terri tory represented. Several gentlemen from Omaha were invited to take part in the convention, and at noon it adjourned until half past 2 this afternoon. This evening Geo. B. Loring, of Massachusetts, United States Commissioner of Agriculture, will read a paper on cattle. Amoifg the papers to be presented to the convention are "San itary Science," by J. D. Hopkins, of 5V y oming ; "Danger from chronic cases of pleuro-pneumonia," by Dr. Gadsden, of Philadelphia : also one by Dr. Salmon, ot the United States Treasury, and others. Chicago, November 13.—In the after noon pei manant organization was effected as follows : President—DeWitt Smith, of Illinois. Secretary—Thos. Sturgis, Wyoming. Assistant Secretary—George E. Morrow, Illinois. Each State and Territory represented was allowed one Vice President. A committee composed of one member from each of the twenty-two States and Territories was appointed to organize a national organization aud prepare resolu tions. J. B. Grinnell, of Iowa, made a long re port on the legislation secured by the action of last year's convention. Papers from Messrs. Gadson and Hop kins were then read, and an adjournment taken till evening, when Commissioner Loring delivered an address embodying his views on the cattle industry. Chicago, November 14.—At the session this morning a letter from Prof. Law, of Cornell University, was read, in which he criticised the bureau of animal industry, declaring it inefficient aud a useless ex pense. Measured by fhe results of its work, he made the claim, among others, that it had failed to discover pleuro pneumonia among the herds in New York State where the disease was existing. Commissioner Loring answered the com plaints at some length, declaring the bu reau to be a very valuable auxilliary of the department of agriculture. A motion was made to tender a vote of thanks to Prof. Law, but the matter was laid on the table. Chicago, November 14.—The National Stockmen's convention continued its ses sion to-day. The committee of arbitration fixing the rate by rail for dressed beef, re ported that the two rates should be the same, aud stated that the health ol the beef-eaters depended in a measure on hav ing the cattle slaughtered as near the fat tening point as possible to avoid the unsan itary conditions produced by transporta tion on hoof. The committee on resolutions presented an extended report on the question of fenc ing ranges on government lands. It set forth that the obtaining of permanent ten ure of these lands in some legal form is of the greatest importance to the future of stock raising ; that these lands are largely unfit for agriculture and are not reclaim able by irrigation on account of the broken surface and lack of running streams; that the Colorado and Wyoming stockmen have $200,000.000 invested in the business, add ing to the taxable wealth of the country and lowering the price of beef, and that they would welcome the opportunity to buy or rent these lands for a term ol years; that a committee go to Washington to sug gest stock legislation, and that they be in structed to endeavor to secure the passage of a law permitting the rental to stock own ers who are actual occupants of grazing lands between the Missouri river and the Pacific coast for the longest period possible and at the lowest obtainable rate ; such rental not to interrupt or suspend the op eration of existing laws for pre-emption or homestead entries, rentals being subject to such entries. The committee were in structed before submitting such law to Congress to ask the consent of the stock growers associations of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska and Nevada. The following officers were elected : Pres ident, Dewitt Smith, Springfield, 111.; Sec retary, Thos. Hughes, Cheyenne ; Treas urer, John Clay, Jr„ Chicago. Movement of Mormons. St. Louis, November 15.—A large num ber of Mormons were at the depot this morning, who had arrived from Chattanooga, and were on their way to Colorado. The crowd was a promiscuous one in which the lrashionably dressed were mixed freely with those who were clad in shabby clothes. Nearly all the women of the party carried babies in their arms, and numerous other youngsters hung to their mother s apron strings. Elder Roberts, one of the party, said the reason why the Mormons were changing their settlement was because Col orado offered more advantages to the people of their sect. The Mormons have estab lished a permanent settlement in Colorado, and no doubt a great number of those who belong to that sect will follow the present emigrants. In fact, from Elder Roberts' conversation, it looked as if there were going to be a genuine influx of Mormons into Colorado. Progress of the War. London, November 17.—A Shanghai cor respondent says : The Chinese government has arranged for the English and Ameri ican vessels to run the French blockade at the Isle of Formosa. Thirteen Germans who have been engaged as officers for the Chinese army have arrived at Tientsin, and 42 moie are expected. Thirty thousand Chinese soldiers crossed to the Yangtse river going southward. All the boats at or near Poyang are now impressed in the service by the authorities for use in conveying troops across the stream. The Chinese have left the channel only 250 feet wide over Woo Sung bar. London, November 18.—A detachment of marines have l>een ordered to reinforce the British squadron in Chinese waters. It is expected that the negotiations be tween the British Secretary of Foreign Af fairs, the French Ambassador to England, and the Chinese Ambassador, will shortly lead to a settlement of the Franco-Chinese dispute. The German Elections. Berlin, November 17.—The number of various parties elected to the Reichstag this year are as follows : Conservatives, 72, a gain of 20 ; free conservatives, 29, gain of 5; ultra montanes, 100, gain of 2; national liberals, 54 gain of 9 ; German liberals, 68, loss of 32 ; South German democrats, 7, loss of 2; socialist democrats, 24, gain of 11; Poles, 16, loss of 2 ; Danes, 1, los3 of 1 ; Guelpho, 8, unchanged; Alsatians, 15. un changed. The Reichstag contains a strong protectionist majority. Coal Miners Strike. Denver, November 17.—About two hundred coal miners, employed at the Walsenburg mines by the Colorado Coal & Irou Co, of this city, are out on a strike this morning. These miners took part in the recent general strike and only returned to work last Thursday aud are members of the Miner's Union. Se. lous complications and trouble throughout the State are among the possibilities. The cause of the present grievance is unknown. National Cattlemen's Convention. Denver, November 14.—The Colorado delegation to tbo national cattle conven tion at St. Louis left this evening on a spê* cial train over the Burlington road. Thfi train is to make 40 miles an hour includ ing stops, and will arrive in St. Louis at 8 a. m. Sunday. The whole train was hand somely decorated. The delegation num bers 160 and represents over a million head of. stock. The Utah and Idaho delegations arrived here last evening and their sleep ers were attached to the Colorado cattle men's special to-night. This latter dele gation represents alxmt 800,000 head of cat tle. St. Louis, November 16.—A large num ber of delegates to the cattle convention tion from Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Indian Territory', Texas and Louisiana, accompanied by a great crowd of outsiders, arrived to-day and to-night, and have made the hotels very lively. St. Louis, November 17.—The first na tional convention of cattlemen ever held in this country opened its session this morn ing. Delegates were present representing nearly all the Western States and Terri tories, several of the Eastern States, Mexico, England and Scotland. Col. R. D. Hunter, of St. Louis, the originator of the project, called the convention to order, and an nounced as the object of the gathering the formation of a national league of the cattle interests for mutual good. Col. C. C. Rain water, of St. Louis, was made temporary chairman, and Thos. Sturgis, of Wyoming, temporary secretary. Committee on cre dentials was appointed, and the convention took a recess.until 3 p. m. St. Louis, November 17.—The conven tion reassembled, and after accepting invi tations from the Merchants' Exchange and several other public and private institu tions to visit them, adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow morning, when perma nent organization will be effected and the real work begun. St. Louis, November 18.—Second days' session of the national convention of cattle men. Hon. John Finn was appointed sergeant-at-arms. The formal announce ment was then made of the members of the committees on credent ids, permanent organization and resolutions, consisting of one delegate from each association repre sented in the convention, and from each State aud Territory, numbering in all over 100 to each committee. St. Louis, November 18.—The commit tee on permanent organization will pre sent in the morning the name of Governor Routt, of Colorado, for permanent chair man ; General Curtis, of New York, for first vice president, and one vice president from each State and Territory represented, and Major A. T. Atwater, of St. Louis, secretary. The committees on credentials and resolutions will be ready to report at the opening of the morning session, aud it is expected that no further delay will oc cur to the business of the convention. Hawaiian Sugar Company. San Francisco, November 17.—The chief importance of the annual meeting ol the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Com pany, which took place Saturday after noon, lies in the fact that Claus Spreckles aud his sons, representing the firm of J. I). Spreckles & Co., are the principle share holders and hold a controlling interest ol the stock. The capital of the company is $10,000,000. It was formed to purchase certain lands owned by Claus Spreckles on the island of Mauii, one of the Hawaiian group, and certain privileges conceded to him by the Hawaiian govern ment ; also to lease for thirty years other lands on the island owned by him. In consideration for these lands and privi leges, Claus Spreckles & Sons received $6,400,000 in fully paid up stock of the company. The balance of the stock, repre senting $3,600,000, held by the other share holders, has been called in and expended, so that the capital stock is fully paid up. The assets of the company, purchased with the $3,600,000 paid in by the the out side shareholders, are four sugar mills, some thirty-five miles of railroad, with equipment, reservoir and cinal estimated at $500,000, buildings and other material. The report stated that all the available capital of the company had been exhaust ed, and that $1,000,000 additional had been extended. To meet this additional expenditure Claus Spreckles had lx»r rowed on his individual note from the Nevada Bank $1,000,000, and asked the shareholders to secure him for this loan. This involved the question ol levying an assessment on the fully paid up stock, and the matter was referred. The loss sustained by the company is explained by the drop in the price of sugar, the crop from this plantation selling at $87 a ton against $120 last year. The also was small, owing to insufficient water. Spreck les said more canals were wanted and more meney to build them, but he relnsed to advance it for the benefit ot the out siders. The matter as it stands gives Spreckles control of the property. He re tired from the presidency to give the other shareholders an opportunity of discussing more freely the afi'airs of the company, but still retains his holding and control of the company. His advances do not em barrass him. He has several other sugar plantations on other islands which pay largely. It is a well known fact that he has $500,000 in coin lying to his credit in one of the big banks of this city. The chances are that these Mauii plantations will eventually fall into his hands. Injunction Granted. Portsmouth, N. H., November 17.—The Bank Commissioners obtained an injunc tion from the Supreme Court restraining the Portsmouth Trust & Guarantee Com pany of this city from the further continu ance of business. The institution was in corporated in 1871 w ith a capital of $100, 000 and a guarantee fund of the same amount for the protection ot the depositors. The directors issue a statement showing that the guarantee fund has been impaired through the depression of real estate. The amount ot the impairment is stated to be about $54,000. The directors state that all depositors will be paid in full. Cash Payments. Vienna, November 9.— Dunajewski,Min ister of Finance, has prepared a measure to be submitted to the Reichsrath which, if adopted, will result in the resumption of cash payments on a gold basis throughout Austria und Hungary. The leading bank ers have given the measure their endorse ment. A loan of $250,000,000 will be rais ed through a German and Austrian syndi cate, which will withdraw one-half of the notes now in circulation, and assimilate the gold currency thus created to German cur rency. _____ No Verdict. Petersburg, Va., November 10.—W. White, late teller of the Planters' and Me chanics' bankj in whose case tne jury fail ed to agree on Saturday night and which was continued to the next term of court, was arraigned for trial in the Hustings court to-day on another and separate in dictment. This indictment charges him with making four entries on the teller s book with the intention to steal. The ac count of R. W. Thompson was kept in such a manner as to enable Thompson to get money from the bank which he was not entitled to. Railroad Accident. Hempstead, Texas, ^November 14.— About 1:30 o'clock this morning the north bound train on the Houston & Texas Cen tral Railroad was wrecked at Clear Creek station, about two miles south of this place, and as far as known ten people w ere killed outright and fifteen were wounded more or less dangerously. An investiga tion by the railroad authorities reveals that the diabolical work was done by discharged employes and thieves in the vicinity, who sought to wreck the freight train for spoils. By breaking into the section house the wreckers obtained the necessary tools, and by pulling spikes and unfastening fash plates, arranged the rail to yield to pres sure without, however, entirely iemo\ing it. It so happened that the passenger train, having the right of way, and behind time, was the first to reach the scene ol disaster, and, striking a loosened rail the engine and tender got over safely, while two ^baggage cars, the mail and express cars and two Pullman sleepers went over a 3D foot embankment and into the creek. The following is a list of the killed : E. F. Loris, baggage master; L. Cardoza, traveling passenger agent of the N. Y. T. & M. R. R.; Lemar Leaks, a newsboy ; Green Lewis, colored porter ; Harnp Thomas, of Navasota, a wood contractor ; a German lady and three children : Julia Childress, of Atlanta, Ga.. was taken from the water drowned. The following is a list of the wounded : S. R. McMullin, Robert Victor, C. L. Wal lace, Rev. J. G. John, John Glass, E. H. Fordtran, Daniel McEnnis, J. C. Peoples, A. II. Jackson, (.p J. Cockrell, Austin Gam brock, W. W. Childress, Isaac Massey, Wm. Massey, John Edwards, W. H. Burton, Mrs. Edel, Galveston. The internal injuries of J. C. Peoples will probably result fatally. Express messenger McMullen is also thought dangerously wounded. Those of the wounded who were unable to proceed to their destination are comfortably quar tered here. Cardozas' body was taken charge of by his friends in Galveston. A relief train wi ll railway officials and sur geons was sent from Houston this morning. They are at the scene of the accident and doing everything possible for the suflerers. Kail load States. New York, November 15.—The ticket brokers are quoting the following as first class rates: Cleveland, $6.50; Columbus, $10.50 ; Cincinnati, $9.50 ; Chicago, $9.00 ; San Francisco, $107; New Orleans, $25. These rates are applying to all except the Pennsylvania road, and are from $1 to $3 lower compared with the rates ot yester da y- _______ New Collateral. New York, November 13.—The Oregon Transcontinental Company will offer to its stockholders this week ten millions of 8 per cent collateral trust bonds, to take the place of the eight million syndicate loan. The stockholders may subscribe 25 per cent of their holding of the stock. The securities to the bonds will be those on de posit with the Farmers Loan and Trust Company. Fatal Railroad Accident. Galveston, Tex., November 14.—Mea gre information has just been received of a terrible railroad accident early this morn ing on the Houston and Texas Central rail road at Hempstead. The northbound night express was precipitated into the Brazos river, the engine alone keeping the rails. Ten passengers are reported killed and fif teen wounded. The Patti Divorce. Paris, November 13.—The Patti divorce case which was rendered yesterday, has ex • cited much remark. Madame Patti first presented a petition for divorce from her husband, Marquis DeCaux. The Marquis thereupon presented a cross petition. The Tribunal took cognizance of her husband's petition and pronounced the divorce for his benefit. It refused absolutely to enter tain Patti's ^petition, inasmuch as the scandal which caused the separation be tween husband and wife was still main tained by the latter. The Franchise Bill. London, November 18.—The Conserva tives of both houses of Parliament held a a meeting to-day to consider the com promise offered by the government last night with reference to the franchise bill. After some discussion it was decided to accept the proposals of the government. The will agree to pass the franchise bill provided the government will immediate ly produce the redistribution bill, which is satisfactory to both parties. Cholera on Shipboard. Boston, November 17.—The ship Ana huau owned by the Wm. F. Weld estate, is lying at Sourabaya, bound for Australia. It is reported that Captain Freeman and the first officer have died from cholera and that a new commander will be sent from here to take the ship to "her destina tion The Turf. Lexington, Ky., November 16.—Ber muda, B. J. Tracy's colt that trotted a half mile in 1:19 on the day Maud S. lowered her record, was to-day sent his first mile at exactly seventeen months old. He made the first quarter in 42 seconds, the half in 1:22 and the mile in 2:394. The time is only surpassed by one yearling, Hinda Rose, the California filly, that did it in 2:36 when five months older. Destructive Fire. Goldsboro, N. C., November 16.—Twen ty-five leading business houses in the busi ness part of the city were burned to-day including extensive shops, a printing office, together with large stocks of merchandise and a quantity of cotton. The total loss will exceed $200,000 ; insurance $150,000. Savannah, Ga., November 16.—An i n cendiary fire this morning, originating in Freelander & Co.'s warehouse, destroyed the portions of two blocks and all of two others. Loss, $200,000 • insurance, $58,000. Important Suit. Washington, November 17.—The solici tor of the Treasury has instructed the United States District Attorney for the middle district of Alabama to bring su. t against the bonds of General Adam Badeau, late Consul General to Havana, to recover $12,000 received by that officer as notarial fees and alleged to have been illegally withheld. Temperance Agitation. Baltimore, Md., Novembee 14.—The lecture and publication bureau of the Cath olic Abstinence Union of America has re solved to send total abstenence speakers to all parts of America to enlist Catholics in the abstenence movement. In the even ing a public temperance meeting was held at which Bishop Ire'and and Father Cleary ■ made addresses. Political Straws. London, November 18. — The World ! says ■ ' The election of Cleveland involves i the withdrawal of Minister Lowell." W. H. Hurlbut will probably be his successor. English Debt Unpopular. Mexico, November 17.—The bill for the conversion of the English debt is extreme ly unpopular. Fears of manifestations against it are entertained. Cavalry and i mounted police patrol the streets. P rf tr he is sliding down TO PAYNTER & COMSTOCK TO BUY A fine Toilet Set for a P res em and see the large stock of per FUMES, PERFUME CASES ^ FANCY GOODS, DRUGS, M Em ' C1NES and Druggist Sundries Come und See for Yonrseu. tyjH Wfr'T" î ----' PAYNTER & COMSTOCK WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, * IIEIjEN A,......* MONTAI dly-ianl SAITDS BROS. B ECENT ARBIVALS ! Cloaks and Suits, and .A/iitimiii Winter Styles. We have opened our second importation, comprising varied and citensive assortments, at most REASONABLE prices. SEAL SACUES AND DOLMANS. PLUSH SACQUES AND DOLMANS. NEW MARKETS, SILK RUSSIANS, LANGTRYS AND JERSEYS No season prior to tbis have we made purchases so extensive, and we feel assured tLat cn lr , forts will meet with the approval of all purchasers. We have not forgotten the little folks in 0Ur CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT, We only show Styles and Fasliions'made expressly for us. ' _ SANDS BROS', GEBAUER & YERGY, PLANING mill, SASH, DOOR ADO BLIND lANDFACTOW, Contractors, Builders, and Dealers in all Kinds of Buildir.g Material, Etc. THE LEADING ESTABLISHMENT IN MONTANA. Orders tor Doors, Sash, Blinds, and Aroulding's, promptly tilled. - - HELENA, MONTANA. Lower Main Street, wly-jan3_ NEW Cloaks for Ladies, Misses and Children just received at VAN WART & CO.'S. New Dress Goods and Silks at VAN WART & CO. S. Special inducements in Chil drens Suits at VAN WART & CO.'S Ladies Seal Caps at VA HT WART «fr CO.'S Everything New at _ V A\ WART «fr C O.'S ATLAS S E INDIANAPOLIS. IND., Ü. S. A M ANI FACTT'BF.HS STE&ft ENGINES & BOILERS Carry Engines and Boilers in Stock forimmediate deliverv. Send for Catalogue and Prices UM ■E ARTHUR P. CURTIN. The Leading House of the city in FURNITURE, CARPETS, WALL PAPER AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. The stock of Furniture embraces all grades and prices, from a common wood seat chair to an elegant Parlor or Bedroom Suite while in the CARPET DEPARTMENT Can be found an immense stock of Velvets, Body and Tap'y Brussels. 3-Plys, Ex-Supers, Cotton Chains, Rags, Ôemps, Mattings, etc., etc., Smyrna, Velvet, and Tap'y Rugs and Nats. WALL PAPERS, With Borders and Centers to match. To all of which may be added an endless variety of Housefurnishing Goods. The whole compris ing, altogether, the most complete stock in the city. BEING THE HEAVIEST SHIPPER in the above lines in Hie Trrrltoirj MAu lnr. Hi.AVlc.9l Snlrrt.K in ine BD«ve linPN in inr h hicuriUK from first hands and shipping: in unbroken car-load lots, there«».' very lowest freight rates, enables me to name closest prices. shades. •e making and laying or carpets, making and hanging Cornice».^ ex last the The_________ „ ______________ r ....._________ „ ___________ _ —_ Eace Curtains, ele.. ete.. a specialty. A cordial invitation extended to amine goods, and compare prices. Very Respectfully, ARTHUR P. CURTIÎT CARPETS AND FURNITURE For the next thirty days I sell at COST for SPOT CASH, CARPETS and SHADE GOODS to make room for Fall Ship ments. d<kw6m-aug2 J. R. SAIVFORl>; BROADWAY. HELENA.