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cution. Exe Tiireatening Attitude of the French Catholics. Flaps Draped and masted. Half WiNMi'm, November 11.—Kiel spends his time praying and writing late intc the nicht, scribbling prophecies. He received ;}-.*■ notice of his reprieve joyfully, ex ; lairuing, "I thank the Almighty God for His great mercy and the clemency He has jut it: the hearts of His people. Iam thankful for this eight days more to live." Ottawa, November 12. — Coursol, a w;ul * r of Parliament for Montreal, east, was here and had interviews with all the Ministers in town to urge the ommutation . Kiel'-' senten«". The Ministers were very reticent. Mr. Coursol said he is tiiuier the imprest i>»n that, there is very little hope loi the condemned man. À unrulier ol other Quebec conservative lueniliers have visited Ottawa during the st few days to urge the commutation of the death sentence. o I I : l. ! :* *, November 12.—The briefness I f tin* respite accorded to Kiel has been accepted here as meaning that his doom is ■f-aleil. The two princi]>al French papers ,! ti s ifv, which voice the feelings and t.[unions of the Frcnch-Cauadian jtojiula linn <•; both parties, a-e agreed that Kiel will I*** hanged on Monday next. Nt'.xv York, Novemlier 12.—A Montreal '•< ial to the 1'oet says: It is known that ,i sjM cial messenger is on his way to Kegiua i official documents from the Governor t. encra! ordering Sheriff Chaplean to pro* cec<! w ith the execution of Kiel. Kiel . i* is the greater portion of his time iu prayer cud meditation. He has written fareweil epistles to his wife and children uni to his sister, who .esides m this city. Within the last few days extra precautions ha\ • ! «en taken to prevent any surprise. He l" an early riser and is invariably up and dressed liefore (! o'clock. He scarcely comp! tes his toilet xvhi n he sinks down ujiou his knees beside his lied and remains transfixed like a statue, in prayer lor hours at a time. KiiiiNA, November 13.— Preparations for the hauging of the leader of the half reed in their two relallious are complete, • it in the absence ol the official order of tin government to carry ont the sentence of death ou Kiel, it seems probable to night that he will i»e again respited. The order directing that the execution take place next Monday has not yet arrived, .uni the statement in made to-night that rile-» the sjiecific order arrives by to morrow morning the judges will issue an order for a limber respite. It has been customary heretofore, in ordinary cases, for the sheriff to carry out the mandate of the iiirv on the simple authority of a telegram iront Ottawa, but Kiel's case has already orovoked such a tierce controversy through out the Dominion that the sheritf declares that he will not assume the responsibility of acting u|>on what might prove a forged u-legram. Meanwhile, Kiel is kept under the closest surveillance. He is closely confined in jail within the barracks of the mounted police, two miles from this vil lage, and u mounted guard of 60 men are constantly maintained. Some sentries ate occupying a post of observation one half mile distant trout camp. No strangers are admitted, even to the corridors of the jail, and the only view obtainable of the con demned retn-1 is when he is facing the jail yard lor au hour each morning, acompauied l.y his medical adviser. The military are weary of the work of guarding their pris oner, as the w ildcst rumors continually emanate of efforts making to rescue him. A liody of mounted men approaching the post early this morning occasioned a tem ;>trary llutter on the intimation that Du mont and party had crossed the Itoundary line from the south to rescue their former | leader. It proved to be a detachment of the mounted police from Woody Mountain. The fate of the relisl and the action of the iHnuinion authorities has takeu complete ;« »session of all classes of people in Mani toba and the Northwest Territory, and is a paramount theme. Kvery pulpit address in Winnipeg yesterday, the Dominion Thanksgiving Day, tinged of Kiel, anti nearly every protestant orator spoke openly ia tavor of his execution, which possibly echoes the sentiment of a large proportion of the resident jmpul.it ion. Qikiiei', November 11.—The excitement here over Kiel is unabated, and the general feeling among the French Canadians is that it is a light between the Orangemen and Catholicity, and they implore the j French Ministers iu the Cabinet not to lend themselves to the whims of fanatics, hut to take a decided stand and resign if Kiel should l>e hanged. Wi.vnI puu, November 13.—Kiel received ! letters from his mother and wife yesterday expected OMMn. ' (Other believes in the divine mission of her son and sends her blessing. MonthsA l., November 15.—A fight over the Kiel question t«s>k plaire here last night between several French Canadians and some men of other nationalities. During the tight one of the men engaged (an Eng lishman) drew a revolver, hut it was -natebed from him before any harm could he done. T he feeling among the French Canadians heie to-day over the probable execution of Kiel was strained, but as yet no serious trouble is expected. li k.inA, November 15.—A special mes senger bringing a warrant signed by Lie tiovernor General of Canada, directing that the execution of Ia>ui* Kiel, leader of the Canadian half-breeds in their recent reltel hon. shestd take place in accordance with the verd'ct of the jury that tried him, ar nvk'il het- on a sjiecial train at 8 oclock to-nijjht There is now no longer any donl»t that Kiel will me-t his fate on the v, a!ïi>iil at some hour to-morrow. The ar t:\ai oi I In- warrant was a surprise to even many of tile officials, who, owing to the late hour and previous delays, hail argued that another respite would follow. Kiel received tin* formal intelligence at 9 •u ln - 1 • !i in the guard room of the moun h'd police barracks, three miles west of this ' by. The intelligent was conveyed to li*in in person by High Sheritl Chapleau. Ihe scene was in many respects remark ifflc. The famous relief's cell is immedi ately adjacent to the guard room of the troop- of the night patrol duty, fully fifty ' < whom occupied the room. Through an »«n gate in a Iront cell was an armed ratine! on duty and outside of the build -^•cordon of armed men were pacing their beats Tlie iron gate was thrown °P»n on the approach of the high sheriff, "nil Col. Irvine.,oiuumn.litDtof Ih®BMUlit «I Mw. A representative oi' the A«*« a teil Press waa allowed bv courtesy to he Ml - ; r ro.T f ^^ TkTn eonversiug 1 kresent. Kiel, who hail t»een conversing '•'ith the surgeon of the poet, arose aud "ekiiiat-d the sheriff in a hearty and litiroughly unconstrained way. Ilia voice , ' y i' s modulated and lie displayed no sign ol excitement. His initial greeting was: ^ *11, aad so yoa have come with the î^eat announcement. 1 am glad." -henfl' Chaph-an replied that the death Warrant had come. Ri* 1 continuing in the same cheery way -a»!: "1 am glad that I am at last to be ;*ared lrom my sufferings." He then ' r( *ke off into French and thanked the sberdl would say VS cl, you hai"' « „ , , nouncement : 1 am ^ hut very distinctly, fool ,n with a resolute eye at d : with ** braggadocio. He rallied the abend when tb * I will spTk '• K ' a V* 1 ®', ... . ' too loot; th.i 1 «rtIHe no. at the hist moment • * There was a trace of French » h,s acceub which did not lessen the charm of his sheritl for his personal consideration. He proceeded again in English : "I desire that my Imdy shall be given to my friends j to lie laid in St. Hociface." This is the f [ ent 'h cemetery across Bed river from I " mnipeg. The sheriff asked him if he had any wishes to convey as to the ilispo ! onion of his personal estate or effects, j "Monsieur," replied he, 'T have only this (touching his breast above the region I ol his heart. I "Thfa, . ga\e to my country til teen years ago, and it is all" I have to I give now." He was usked as to his peace of mind, and replied : I long ago made my peace with my trod, and I am as well prepared now as I can be at any time. You will lind I had a mission to perform. I want you to thank my triends in Quebec for all they have done for me." He csintinued, in reply to another ques tion : "1 am willing to go. 1 shall he per mitted to say something on the scatfold?" he said in a tone of inquiry. When told that he would I« allowed to speak, he said smilingly : "You think I may speak too long; that it will unnerve me. Oh, no, ! shall not be weak. I shall leel that when the moment comes I shall have wings which shall carry me upward." Then reverting again to the French tongue and in the inimit able way for which be is famed, to all those who have known him closely sjwke again of kind remembrance, that be would retain of those who espoused his jiersonal cause. He closed by saying to Sheritl Chapleau, as he held out his hand to hint in partiug, "adieu mon ami." His eye was clear and untlinching, and his Iwaring throughout was such as to evoke a sense of admiration by the altsence of any terror or excitement, if he ever showed the white feather uuder fire ou any occa sion he succeeded in keeping himself ad mirably under coimuaud in the presence of his own approaching fate, Fere Audre. his spiritual adviser, then arrived aud be was left to him to celebrate mass. Kkgina. N. W. T., November 16.—I/mis Da\ id Kiel was executed on the scaffold at the barracks of the mounted police three near this city for high treason against the Queen of Great Britain, at 8:23 this morn ing, mountain time. Kkgina, November 16. —Kiel has Iteen confined in the guard room of the Cauadiau mounted police barracks whose headquart ers I tost is located on an opeu prairie, three miles west ol this city, ever since the con clusion of his trial here iu the month of July. His trial and sentence occurred at this city, which is the capital of the vast territory stretching north as far as Alaska, and west to British Columbia and iskaown as the Northwest Territory. The Terri torial council meets here aud it is likewise the othcial residence of the Lieut. Govern or aud other high apjmintive Dominion officials. The leader of the metis, or half breeds, in their two revolts against the authority of the Cauadiau government has lieen kept uuder the closest surveillance by a force of mounted police stationed here. The latter are a very showy body ot mounted troujH. wearing scarlet jackets, blue trousers and fur caps of the British , dragoons. Ever since the denial of the Imperial Council of Great Britain to grant an appeal on liehalf of Kiel to overturn the verdict rendered against him, espionage has lieen more strict than ever, tioth to guard against an escajie of their Slate pris oner and to prevent any uttempt at rescue, which might Ite made by bis countrymen iu Cauada or over tbe American border. Ninety nten were told off for tbis duty Saturday night and last night even tins number was increased by valettes occupy ing the commanding points a mile from tbe barracks and a double cordon al»out the camp proper. Tbe prisou of Kiel is a long wooden structure, one story iu height w ith a long slanting roof aud small win dows under tbe eaves that are grated with iron. Two reliefs ot guard occupied a room in the front portion of the building while six sentinels juiced up and down continu ously outside the structure anil another set of sentinels paced in front of the cell of the condemned half-breed, and :he precau tions ex tende 1 so far that the officer of the guard was compelled to visit and certify that he had visited his prisoner each quarter of an hour. Never was a captive more jealously guarded, and possibly never was a captive during the full jteriod of his imprisonment ltss in need of watchmen. In his outward deportment, whatever his cbaractei may have lieen in the field as a martial leader of bis countrymen, in prison he has fallen little short of a religi ose. His time has lieen devoted assiduously to prayer. Even when given his constitutional freedom on open ground adjoining the guard room for one hour each morning, he has paced back ai l forth w.th bis hands clasped together in front, bis head bowed, with prayers is- j suing from his lips, versed in either Lrench or the Iudian (free tongue. Soon after his ; capture by the Canadian troops he pro fessed to throw off his allegiance to the Komun Catholic Church aud took the guise of a prophet, claiming to see visions and forfeiting events. Latterly, as his late seemed more suiely sealed, he has sought comfort again of his original faith, aud his constant anil almost only companion for the past two weeks has been Fere Andre, from Fort Albert, close to the scene ol the recent rebellion. The churchman's visits have l»een twice daily, and iu his absence Kiel was frequently kneeling at his couch in prayer. The remainder of bis time has been sjtent in writing out predictions of the future and defense of his conduct in leading the half-breeds twice to war. The papers have all been entrusted to Fere Andre and will doubtless l»e produced at some time in the future, although tbe pre- • late refuses to summier them now. No one. no matter what his credential«, were permitted to j»ass through the guard room to see the prisoner iu his cell, and the immediate friends of the condemned even did not see him, though no restriction was placed upon them. He received a few days ago a letter from his aged mother whit h affected him visibly, hut at no other time dimug his confinement did he show any signs of the weakness which was imputed to him after his capture by trie Canadian scouts. The strict privacy of the prisoner was broken down yesterd'ay lor the first time, w hen representatives of the pres« w ere jter mitted to visit the prisoner in company of the high sheriff aud commandant of the mounted jtoliee. This was on the occasion of tbe formal announcement that his death warrant bad arrived. The colloquy that ensued was embraced in last night's ilis jiatches. The charm of the reltel's manner was undeniable. He anticipated what the in bis own greeting: Well, you have come with the great an speech. His la-aril was dark brown, neatly trimmed, aud his hair was brushed hack from his high forehead, with a tendency to curl, iu contrast to the straight hair of his Indian progenitors. His nose was slightly roman, and his skin dark hut not swarthy. Ixwkiug at him and witnessing his manner it was easy to discern the influence he hail with his people. His address was that of a skilled courtier, and his college training rexcr deserted him in the perfection and grace of bis speech, all the more remark , able in contrast to that of his followers. V. hile it had Iteen charged that he showed lack of spirit on the battle field or in the presence of danger, no one wimld urge it against him in witnessing the nonchalence in his ltearing and suavity of speech in _____ _ r _____ ncknowledgiug the fiat of his doom. The stoicism, lent by the savage strain in his by blood. it would Ite conceded Mood him in well as he made his final plea that he was urged ou in his career by the motive of a patriot. "I have only this, he said, strik ing his breast, "to leave, and this I tendered to my country for fifteen years, and am willing to give it now." Beyond the prelate who visited him. it was the fate of Kiel that there w ere none of his former conijtanions from political, jter sonalfear, I that found their way to his cell, and beyond the announcement of tbe result ol tin stages ol in- trial, lie had no know-ledge of passing events or criticisms passes! upon his career. His concluding hours were jsit'sed in the stile company of his spiritual ail viser, who per formed masses for biiu during the early portion of the night. Keil then laid down anil apjtearesl to sleep soundly, waking at an early hour again aud resuming his de votions. The same extraordinary precautions against the possible escajte of Kiel or the intrusion into the barracks by unauthor ized persons was observed again this morn ing aud at a mile from the barrai-ks the mounted jtatrols were charging all persons ami com jelling them to disclose w ritten jiasses. Two other lines of guards were stationed at points nearer the post, where the same precautions were again ob served. No oue was jiermitted toeuter the guard rooma until *;p2 o'clock, aud the scene th»-n presented was that of Kiel ou the sc:* fold with Fere Andre and Father McWilliams with him celebrating mass. Kiel was ou his bended knees, wea-ing a li tose winded surtout, great trousers and a woolen shirt. On his feet were moccasins, the only feature of his dress that partook of the Indian that was in him. He re ceived the notice to jtroceed to the scaffold in tbe same composed manner shown the jtrecediug night on receiving warning of his late. His face w as full of color ami he appeared to have complete self-possession, resjtonding to tbe service in a clear toue. The prisoner decided only a moment be fore starting for the scaffold not to make a speech. This was owing to the earnest soli citation of lioth the jinests attending him. He disjtlayeil an inclination at the last mo ment to milk»* an address, but Fere Andre reminded him of bis jtromise aud he then arose and walked toward the executioner, repeating his jtrayers to the last moment, the tiual words escaping him lteing, ''Merci, Jesu." He died without a struggle. Not to exceed twenty jtersous were permitted within the confines of the barracks to wit ness the execution, and it was certainly ta-rformed with decorum and disjiatch. His tstdy was taken iu charge by the coroner, and the verdict was as usual to all state executions rendered REOIXA, Novemlter 16.—Tlie scallbld had lieen erected within the contracted field, the enclosure being immediately in the rear of the the guard house, and the only view ot which was through a window immediately under the rafter. Tbe last sacrament taken by the condemned was w itbin the guard house projier. anil near the ojH-nmg of whieh led to the scaffold. He responded to the I^tin jirayers with a full, clear voice, while on bended knee. When the momeut came to lise aud have his hands arm-, p'ntoned he kept looking up, slow ly rejieatiug jiraye w. He then walked through the contracted ojiening aud down the narrow stairway with his ! face turned away from the few civilians and soldiers who stood aliout the ojiening. When he was about to take bis jilace on the trap, the »beriff asked if he had any thing to say. He turned to his confessor, Fere Andre, and inquired : "Shall 1 not say a few words ?" "No," quickly resjxmded the priest "make this last sacrifice and you w ill lie rewarded." Kiel turned and remarked : "I have nothing more to say." There was some delay in adjusting the noose, lint Kiel did not remark ujion it. and as the white cap dosed oxer him he was to be heard distinctly praying. During the night Pete Andre urged upon him not to attempt an address ujam the scaffold, and suggested that a reprieve might still lie on the w'ay, hut this idea Kiel repeUsd. He said he knew that his time had come, and that be was not ouly prepared hut that he wonid not have it any other way, as nothing hut au alternative of prison for life awaited him and death was preferable. During the night he addressed a letter to his mother and sister which touched ujton his ail'ection for them. He addressed a co dicil of will specifying that he desired his liody to lie laid lieside bis father's in St. Boniface at Winnipeg with the request that it lie carried out. Fere Andre is going there with his remains within a few days. His body was interred underneath the scaffold to-day. He prayed almost contin uously during the nigût and employed written prayers of the church and be again prayed exteuijiore in lioth French and English. He directed his prayer to his friends in the United Htates where he declared that most of them were and again for bis friends in (Quebec. He prayed for bis lawyers, sjicaking of tlieir efforts iu go ing to England in bis behalf. The attending father said it was his duty to jiray for his enemies. He replied, "That is so," and at ouce In-pan praying in English for the Frentier of Canada, hut j asked that the government might soon lie relieved from his rule. He partook of a light repast at 11 o'clock anil ate no breakfast, which caused hint to show at one time some signs of famines.,, but he afterward completely recovered from this and disjiLved no effort iu mount ing the ladder which led to the attic of the guard house on his xvay to the M-alfold. There was hardy a quiver as the drop fell, ; and his death was pronounced an easy | one. During the early hours of the morning ho gathered up all the papers which cov ered his desk, embodying the supposed : visions he had seen and bis prophesies, and ! ! ' I ! asked the j.rivilege of the officer of the guard to destroy them. This was allowed, and he carried them to an oj»en stove and threw them in, watching uutil the dames devoured them. He then returned to his cell and devotions. It would lie difficult at this time to guaue public feeling clearly in the North west as to Kiel. Expressed views are al most all unfavorable to him, and the hall breeds are usnally silent on the subject. A majority of the rtsident population lie lieved he deserved death, aud this is un doubtedly the case in Manitoba. Here, xx here he xvas tried, there were some ex pressions of sympathy for him. and at tunes the declaration that he xvas right in his demands, as they have nearly all since been granted. This w 11 close the book of criminal pro ceedings growing out of the Northwest re bellion, as the other persons convicted were lor prison sentences, all iff which are noxv being served out. Tbe executioner of Kiel xvas a man named Jack Henderson, xvho was a captive of Kiel in the rebellion of 1*70. Ottawa, November 16.—The news of Kiel's late xvas first received quietly here. The FroteAant Conservatives were con siderably elated, however, over what they term their triumph. A large nnra..er of them waited on the Fremierand Hon. Mac - kenzie Dowell, congratulating them on carrying out the sentence ol the court. Among tlie French t'anadians. who ate in I the minority here, there is a deep feeiiog of displeasure. Their excitement is almost beyoud restraint. I" mg* were hoisted ut half must ujtou the Canadian office, and some English speaking citizens wl.ifol: aggrieved st this came near being roughly handled. The flags were decked with letters and rtud as follows: mourning emblems. Many men have cr.ijs > on their hats aud around their coat »ieeves. It would lie hard to tell what the result will l»e. To-night 200 or 3 >mi irut- with their friends, h ive bien t.i.iieb.iv. u 'tie streets shouting "Glory to Uu-t," and cuis ing the Oraugei...... Crowd* are g mi here J near Sir Hector Laugcvin s house aud u is feared they intend mischief. The police, however, are patrolling in large numlters. Hand hills have Iteen distributed to all passers by, calling on them to meet to night. These hills are headed in large • "KIEL HANGED. "L'ia/intie Cunmmmt. The tiiumjih of Orangemen over Catholics aud French Canadians. There xxill lie this evening, at , Jacques Cartier Market Flaoc, a meeting | of all French Canadians of the City of (/we int- to jnotest against tlie terrible murder committed this morning by Sir John Mc Donald, Sir Hector Langevin, Sir A. F. Caron and Hon. Mr. Chapleau. Let every one of you l»e at your post to-night." This bill ajijtearing as it did, when the people were almost lieside themselves, nothing hut roaring and imjtn-cations against the Oraugemcn could lie heard in auy quarter of the city, and it is stated that a ou miter of Orangemen have Iteen "spotted" and are likely to feel the result of to-night's demonstration. The uneasi ness felt has lieen somewhat intensified by the fact that Mayor Laugelier left the city this morning on jirofessional business and that it will lie imjaissilile for him to re turn to-night except by special train. Three scaffolds liaxe lieen erected and effigies are to lie hoisted und burned, and each mock execution w ill lie accoiiijianied by a stirring national niieech, which will undoubtedly stir the excited enthusiasm of the jKtjiulace and cause a riot. i t M Mihr, November 16—A meeting of the St. Jean Baptisteorderjwas held this alter* noon and a resolution jtassed ordering the president to have tlieir national flag draped in mourning and hoisted at half mast for eight days. It is stated that Mr. Maru sette, who was to have lieen married this morning, postjamed his marriage on ac count of the execution of Kiel. Lor this he is loudly applauded by some ol the Lrench Canadian pajiers The French citizeus residing iu St. John have decided to close their houses aud business establishments ami attend church m mk»«« to sing a solemn service for the repose of Kiel's soul. The L Kleetmr a Liberal organ, apjiears to-night drujted i. mourning, aud all its articles are most stirring. All its columns are devoted to Kiel, and it calls upon the French Cana* dians to not to forget "the martyr xxho was murdered for the French cause. Montueai^ Novemlter 16.—The City Council this alteruoou adojtted a resolution to adjourn "as a protest against the odious violation of the laws of justice and hu manity ia the execution of Kiel. Fortran s of Kiel, Hon. Chu|»leau and Hon. Col. Oul mit were exjmsed in a window iu Kt. •lames street, and an excited crowd kejit the sidewalk blocked all day. Kiel's jnt ture was framed with crape and hud the French Hag for a background. Tbe other txvo jKirtraits were prostrate and each had a drop of sealing waxen the forehead ts represent drojis of Kiel's blood. L nder Death this jiicture were French inscriji tioua signifying "traitor, hangman, etc." There is a movement on loot to have a re quern mass celebrated in all the Catholic churches throughout the province» on next Monday for the rejx>se of Kiel's soul. N I v. You, ItfMbK 17. - The Iri-h Ameriean union meeting to-night paoaed resolutions, denouncing the execution of Kiel as a judicial murder, and urging tbe French Canadians to bring their jirovince into the union und enter the roll of Atuer Lan citizanship. Sheridan on the Indian Question. Washington, Novemlter 17.— (.encrai Sheridan in 1ns annual report says of the Indian question: "Owing to the rapid grow th of our Western settlements the army is obliged in some places to protect the white people from the Indians, xvhile in other places it is protecting the Indians in their jiersons and projierty from the w hites. The Indians are the richest peo pie iu tbe country as i-ommnnitie*. Their reservations include some of the liest lands, aud if divided among ihe heads of families, each family would have a thou saxfll acres, i would recommend that each family lie given and located on 320 acres, now provided for them by iaw in case of actuiil settlement. The government should then condemn all the balance of each reservation, buy it in at $1.25 per acre and with the proceeds purchase the government lands to lie held in trust by the Interior Deportment, on'f giving tlie Indians, each year, interest on tbe bonds lor their snp ;•••!• N. F. I..tnil Case. Washington, November 17.—The Secre tary of the Interior and Assistant Secretary Jenks to day heard argument in the case of the Northern Faciiic Railroad Co. vs. Milford & Miller on an appeal from the decision of the Commissioner of the Land Office. The matter at issue is of great i merest to railroad munagers as it involves »1 ri Tl V V. ^ ' , rT .1 therghtotxxi hdrawalon the part of the government ot lands tor indemnity nur rp, Commissioner decided that such withdrawals were illegal and revoked the order w ithdraw ing lands incloded in the indemnity grant to the Northern Fa cilic. From that decision the Railroad company ajijiealed to the Secretary. Arrest of an Embezzler. Chicago, No vein lier 17.—N. Weitster, a young man, is under arrest charged with embezzlement by the Fullman Falace Car <-'o. Webster has he in the employ of that corjioratioa lor several years, and lately he has lieen assistant to the agent of the com pany at the town of Pullman. The amount of his defalcation is known to lie at least $26,000. Weitster is very well connected, and to avoid scandal he x\ as not arrested w hen his shortage was first discovered, hut simply watched by detectives. Saturday, however, he was arrested on comjilaint of the Fullman Co. Burned Out. St. Loris, Novemlier 17.—The Catholic l'rotcctorate at Glencove burned lnstnight. Nine Christian brothers anil 65 boys were in the building, all of whom escaped. Two boys aud one brother jumped from the third story. The brother was badly hurt. Loss, $60,000 : insurance, £ö,<KJ0. No Cbiaanen or Property Hurt. Tacoma, W. T., Novemlter 17. —Tbe public committee appointed to investigate the expulsion of the Chinese from this city oa Novemlier .id submitted their report last night. It demonstrates the fact that not a single Chinaman suffered bodily in jury, nor was any of their property destroyed. The correctness of the report is attested by twenty-one of the leading citizens repre senting the banking, commercial, legal and other interests of the city and county. 1 KIGUTI I L CONI'LAGK ITIOS. I <.«lvc-G»u. Texas, Mvcpt by n f trey t }i'l«Be-«-|.i»»*, $1,000,000. Gai.Vivmn. November 13.—About mid u jght a tire started in a small foundry ......, „..or on the north ride of Strand street, near the corner of l*th. It has already consumed over eight blocks in the neighborhood of 16'h to Fnh. and from Bay to Beach, all • to i .cipally residences; The loss is esti mated at oxer $4 <*00,UUO. 12:26 h. n> —The fire reached the beach, aliout u mile und a half from the starting place aud six or seven block» wide and consumed over seven hundred residences. About l o'clock the tire liegau to spread to the east aud to the west of 16tb and 17th streets. The wind rose to a gale and pan demouium reigned. For u time it seemed as though the entire eastern half of the city was doomed. The lire spread rapidly to the southward, licking up blocks of ele , . . , , , . , „ .. • | b' a,,t «^deuces, hastily abandoned by tbe.r inmates. By 5 o'clock it had reached j Broadway, which threads the center of the inland, running cast and west. At 7 o'clock the wind gave signs of dying way and shortly it liegan to shift, ami to decrease until by 8 o'clock ouly a fair breeze was blow ing. But by this time the fire had eaten its way to avenue O, where at 9:30 it seemed to exhaust itself aad the firetuen coming up checked its further ravages at this jiinnt, or within two block« of ihe Gulf. The burned district covers lilty-txvo blocks, seven of which are: not swept en tirely clean. It is sixteen blocks in depth and average- a width of three blocks. 1 rom the hou>e top the smoking burned district icteiubles a huge, black hall ojtfcucd Ian dying across the island, from ihe Bay nearly to the Gulf. The island ut that jioim is nineteen blocks, or one mile anil a quarter wide. The fire started ou the noitb side of avenue A, better known as the Strand, which is one block from the Bay, und it stojiped within two blocks of the Gulf. Sixteenth street is nine blocks xvest of the extreme inhabitable end of the is land. the first resident street being Sixth. From avenue A to axeiiue D the fire was confined to tbe streets bounded ou the east by 16th street anil on the xxest by 17tfi street. The business jiart of the city begins at 30th street and runs west ten blocks. This outline locates the lire which liegan to sjiread rapidly after it had passed avenue D. By the time it had reached avenue J or Broadway it was sweeping nearly three blocks iu width, from the west side ot 17th street to the east side of 1 Ith street. Aliout 300 houses were burned xxh ich 1 were occupied by fully 50Ufamilies. From avenue A to avenue L, for tour squares, the burned dwellings xx ere occupied almost entirely by the jKiorcr class, anil stxeral families were crowded in a single house in strip. From avenue E, however, the durnetl district includes tue wealthiest and most fashionable portion ol the city. One hundred elegantly furnished man sions are in ruins. Many of these resi deoces had lieautilul gardens attached, and the loomed class does not represent over half their vaine. The City Assessor says tbe taxable value of tbe dwellings burned is $650,000. Tbis makes the actual xalue of the projierty $1,5UU,UUU, which jierhaps represents the loss in money. Tlie iusui ance is estimated by insurance men ut $*00,000. So far as tan be learned not a single accident occurred. The scene dur ing the progress of the lire was simply frightful. The wind rose to a screaming gale and swept through the burning belt iu terrific whirls, carrying millions of live cinders high up in the air aud ruining them dow n a mile distant, over tbexvooden l»art of the Jcity aud its panic stricken in habitants. The entire east end of the city scarcely contains a dozen brick dwellings, all lieing built ot Texas pine, which burns with indescribable lury. Five minutes after a house had caught it would be wrajijicd in one mighty dome. The streets and alleys for ten squares on either side of the burning lielt were filled with helpless men, women and children, w ho could do nothing in such a gale hut crouch dow n lor shelter and watch the Harnes lick up the fruits of tlieir life time. The majority of those burned out lose the better jiortions of their fortunes or their little all. The loss in personal anil household jiroperty can never be estimated aud is notincluded in previous estimates. The hotels are filled with homeless peo people, and a citizens committee is now at work ajijiortioning families to rooms anil premises vacated for their use. Every vehicle in the city is at work carrying strewn furniture, lietlding and pictures to secure jdaces. Thousands of people haunt the burned district looking ainoug the smoking ruins tor valuable keejisakes or jewelry, hojiiog to lind something left. Business is entirely suspended. The i calamity is so great that men choke with tears when they speak of it. Some scores of sick iieople xxere hurriedly removed ! during the con Hag rat ion. and many jieop-c j are protracted by the terrible excitement A meeting of citizens is now in progress at the Uottou Exchange to jirovide immediate relief for the poorer victims. Following close ou the heels of the great strike, which inflicted a monied loss on the j business men of Galveston of fully £4.060, 000, his calamity is a climax to the woes and sorrows of the citizens of this city. With the exception of half a dozen grocery stores and the car repairing foun dry, where the fire started, no places of ! business were destroyed. The insurance agents are now going over their policies. an«l >t is hoped that by nightfall thev will hl4Ve j*^, the tarant» list. Tele . .. > * .• •, grants of symjiathy and oilers ot nul are 3 already pouring in from «ister ciliés iu Texas. Galveston, Noxember 13.—When the fire started a gale was blowing at the rate of thirty miles an hour. At 2 o'clock the signal service olwerver estimates the ve locity of the wind in the vicinity of tbe fire at 50 miles an hour, and tbis velocity was maintained uutil near 6 o'clock, w hen the tire gave signs of exhaustion aud the cyclonic vacuum seemed broken. The fire sw uled through its jiath as though it were a gigantic funuel, and l'or two squares on either side, the heat was suffocating. At Avenue 1 the fire fiend revelled in the stateliest mansions of the city. One of the first of these splendid houses to succumb was that of Mrs. Magale, valued at $40,090. Then in rajiiil fuccession went the resi dence of Julius Knuge, Leon Bluff - , Moritz I Lasker, H. F. Ellman, George Seeiey, Green Dudield's new mansion, K. F. George's $60,- ' 000 resilience, Thomas Goggaus, aud 300 of lesser value. Those named rejireseut a loss I of from : 10,000 to $70,000 each, but all are insured. The business portion of the city was not touched. As tha fire swejit past | the county jail, rejecting its fearful glare aud intense heat through the grated win dows, the inmates became marly lrantic xx ith fear. They set up a yell w hich was beard for squares above the awful roar of the terrible lire. On top of the jail build ing and court bouse were a corps of strong men, determined to save the buildings, and with the aid of brick walls succeeded. The \ only public building consumed was the .Second District School building, a frame structure that was recently built at a cost I 0 f $ 20 , 000 . Th e t ota j area D f t h e bumt district is 100 acres, and 401 blocks were swept clean of everything. Something over 400 houses were horned, and it is esti mated by the relief committee that about 1,000 families were rendered homeless. A great majority of them, especially the jjoorer ones, lost everything, as the ûtc j 1 started in the f*oor district, and they had little or no time in which to move their furniture, while tbe wealthier victims moved valuable pictures and effects. Several of tbe finest houses, however, were burned xxithont a single article being saved, so confident were the occujiants that the fire would pass by them. Galyeson, Novemlier 13.—The follow ing will serve to make a diagram of the fire: The city lies at the east end of an oval eliajied island pointing nearly east and xvest. The streets running lengthwise i of the island are all avenues lettered ' aljihatiet'i-ally, beginning on the north or bay side w illi avenue A and jiaralli-ling across the island to aveuue Q, w ith streets additional, to-wit : M and a half and O and a half. This makes nineteen streets cutting the island lengthwise. The cross streets are all nmnliered, lieginning with 6th street at the end of the island runniug xvest to 53d street. The tire district be gins in the middle blocks bounded by 16th and 17th streets at avenue B, crossed diago rolly o the corner of avenue D and 19th leet, them-e south along 19th street to avenue J or Broadway), where it j unified west o:ie square to 21st street, thence south to avenue M, thence back to 20th street, thence straight along 20th street to aveuue (>, starting again at a\ enue B. The dis trict runs south seven squares aloug 16th street to aveuue I, thence west to the cor ner of avenue I and 17th street, thence three squares to avenue M, theme xvest halt a block to the middle of M. thence south to N. tlit-uce west to the corner of N and 19th, tlieuce along 19th to (>. Galveston, Texas, November 13.—The Galveston AW* will to-morrow say touch ing the great tire: The jieojile of Galveston, in view of the calamity that overtook them yesterday, cannot be too highly commended. The .-hock was severe and the test terrible, but (•a!veston w ill come out of it undismayed. The loss is great, but not any more than Galveston can liear under pressure, for tbe people of tbe citj are now on their mettle and in this condition they are at their best. Many families are homeless and some jieo jile have l«»>t their all. It was a great ca lamity, bat there will lie no unrelieved suffering. Tbe driving wheel of Galveston's existence is unimpairad, and the soul of the citv is not disturbed, while many marts of commerce go on as if nothing had bap j>eued. The prompt manner in which the citizeus assembled to provide tor the itu jioverished shows the spirit that animates thecity. Galveston is equal to the emergency and w ould lie equal to an emergency much greater than the one it is confronted with at present. She will lie just as beautiful as ever in a fexv months, and is now doing business at the old staud. Galveston, Novemlier 15.—Collections for the benefit of the lire sufferers were taken in all the churches to-day. The general feeling is that the lire was more disastrous iu its results than th»* jieojile at first thought. Some thirty well known citizens addressed the following to the AWx to-night : "In view of the apjwlliug calamity which has fallen upon Galveston and its people and the great destitution resulting from this unprecedented disaster, we the undersigned citizens, contributors and in no manner jiarticiD&uta iu this great tmunty, do hereby most deeply deplore the unfor fortunate teleurams that have been sent unintentionally underestimating the grav ity of our situation and checking the great current of charitable contributions prompt ed by the generous hearts of Galveston's friends." The Mine Disaster« Denver, Novemlier 15.—A Silver Cliff' special to the A'om says : The removal of the dead miners from Bull Domingo liegan at 6 o'clock last night, the last lieing brought to tbe surface aliout midnight, Kotiert McGregor and Tom Armstrong alternating in going down the 500 foot shaft. A rope was attached to pulleys to let the brave men down. A corpse was liound to the roj>e and then the guide stood with his foot in a loojiofthe rope, both anus encircling the (lead liody, and xvas brought to the surface by a steady pull of the scores of men. The victims were jirobably suffocated within an hour at the most, lieing still and cold w hen found, w ith hats aud coats pulled over their faces in the vain st niggle for life. Westfall aud Lautie left short letters, the former to his sister, assigning his insurance in the A. Ü. U. AY. to his sister aud two orjihan nieces. The latter wrote to his parents auil wife. Tbe caving in of the shaft necessitated the removal of more than fifty feet of debris, hence the delay of thirty hours iu the re covery of the bodies. Determined threats of lynching H. W. Foss, superintendent of the mine, are indulged iu, and no doubt wonid have lieen put in effect had not prominent citizens goue to the mine and induced the infuriated relatives aud friends of the dead to stay their rash intentions until the fact could lie settled that Foss deserved such a fate. Coroner Burke called an inquest to-day, swore the jury, identified the Imdies and adjourned until 10 o'cloek to-morrow. DENVER,Colorado, Novemlier 16.—Silver Cliff' Special to the .Y< rr* ; The mayor to day issued a proclamation requesting ail business houses to close from twelve to four this afternoon duriug the funeral serv ices of the victims of tbe Bull Domiogo disaster. The funeral of eight victims took jilace to-day. Ileroslier was buried from the Catholic church at eleven o'clock this morning. Non vise, Heisler, Fatton, La poiu*e, Laulie, Strong and Baptiste were buried from Ball llomingo. One funeral cortege contained upward of one hundred vehicles and was a mile and a half long. Some of the most heart-rending scenes xx ere enacted at the funeral, wives of tbe dead men fainting, children weeping, brought tears to the eyes those of unused to such exhibitions of emotion. To-morrow Westfall will lie buried by the A. O. U. W. and Geo. Smith's remains sent to Wiscon sin. The inquest that liegan yesterday aud adjourned uutil ten o'clock to-day was necssarily postponed, owing to the desire of every liody to attend the funeral. The Coroner xviil call court at ten o'clock to morrow when a thorough investigation xviil lie had. — -♦ Fatal Fxjitpsiou. LorfisviLj.E, November 13,—A special to the Courier-Journal says: An explosion took place at F. J. Brownell's ffouring mill at Hopkinsville, Ky., this morning, in which three persons were killed. The mill had only been started lor tbe day when the boiler suddenly exploded, de molishing the engine room. Six persons were in the mill w hen the explosion oc curred. The following are the k i 1 lev] : Nelson Metcalf (colored) fireman, had the top of his head entirely blown oil'; a lioy named George Werling, anil J. F. Brining. Frank Werling, the engineer, escaped with jiainful braises. Fatal Accident. Montreal, Novemlier 11.—While five men were painting the ceiling of a drill shed to-day the scaffolding gave way. Two of the men were killed instantly, the third died shortly after, aud the other two are not expected to live. Peter Reappointed. Washington, November 16—Indian Agent Feter Konan. of Montana, has been reappointed at Flathead agency, in Mon tana. \\ KM'KF.D TWAIN. A Coiigre^man anil Man» Other*' Sc riouslr Iniured. FfTTRBt kg, November 12.—A frightful wreck occurred at Bluestone Quarry, on the Baltimore «V Ohio Kailway, ot 7 o'cloek this moruiug. TraiD No. 12, through ex press from Baltimore to Pittsburg, con sisting of a sleeper, two coaches, two baggage and one exjiress ear, ran into a misplaced switch and was completely wrecked. The sleejier rolled over an em bankment into the Yougbiogher.y river. The other cars were upset and the xvhole train detached from the engine. Sixteen jiersons were injured, hut none were killed outright. The names ol the iniured per sons are, C. E. Boyle, member of Congress rom the Fayette District: John Dowling, J. N. McJiltone, L. li. Bigler, and thirteen other eastern jieojile. None of the wounded are believed to be dangerously injured, un less it is C'ongresKUiau Boyle, wfio-c con dition is ls-tieved to be serious. A report of the wreck reached this city about V o'clock tbis moruing. Tbe express was about 15 iniuute> late when tt reached where the wreck occurred. At this point the track makes a sharj» curve arouud the river. There is a sw itch at the commence ment of the curve, and w hether some oue had left it jiartly open or not is not known. The officials of the road say that it was tain jiered w ith. Had the switch lieen ojieu the train would have gone into it uli right and could have lieen stopped liefore auy damage was done. As it was the train could go on neither truck. The result was that the engine dashed along the ties, tear ing ii j» the track anil can sing the coaches to break loose aud dash on over the em bank meut in the wildest confusion. Tbe sleejier rolled over aud over, siojijnug with its side lying iu the lied of the river. 90 feet below. The two passenger coaches stopped at the water's edge. The tiaggugc car went iuto the xvater. There were many passengers on boatd the train. The scene that followed lieggers description. The cries of the injured and maimed was heard from every ear. Frightened jiasseugers sprang from tbe windows and struggled with each other to escape from the rolling cars. Those who escaped without injury were ton startled fora time to render assist ance. A messenger was sent to Counells v il le l'or medical assistance, aud in a short time a eor|ise of physicians was sent up on a special train. Alter dressing the wounds of the wounded they were removed to the hotels in Onnellsville. The wreck caused great excitement in C'onnellsville. and for hours afterward jieople hurried to the scene. Tbe track was blockaded and torn up so badly that no train« got through until this afternoon PlTTKIJl'RO, Novemlier 12.—Congress man Boyle, though very seriously hurt in the wreck near ('onnellsville this morning, will probably recover. He has lieen taken to his home at Uniontown. O. YanMeter, of this city, by heroic action saved the car from takiug fire and jierhaps some jiasseu gers from death. When the car jumped tlie truck be grabbed the stove xvith a death-like griji aud held on uutil the car stojijieil at the foot of the embankment. When he let go he found the tlesh burned off of tioth hands and arms. Extensive llnuk«l orgeries. FoRTLAND, November 12. — Extensive forgeries on Oregon hanks came to light here to-day. Two forged checks, each for twenty-five hundred dollars on the First National Bank of l'eudleton, Oregon, pur ported to lie signed by Lehman Blum, a well known merchant, were cashed by the Facific Bank of San Francisco. One was endorsed by J. W. Smith and the other by the Union Contract Co. and Calvin l'rati. Another check for seventy-five hundred dollars, on the Fortlaud Savings Bank, with K. M. Steeles signature forged to it, and the cashier's certification also forged, was received to-day for collection from the Facific Bank of San Fraueisco, who hail cashed it. Calvin Fratt was formerly an engineer employed by the O. K. & N. Co. on construction. Nothing is known of the Union Contract Co. and J. W. Smith. It is lielieveil that some of this forged paper has reached New York, as inquiries have come from tlie Second National Bank of that city which indicate that the name of Frank Dekum. president of the Fort land Savings Bank, is beiug used in connection with forgeries. The Senttle Trouble. Seattle, Nov. 11. —Thirteen Knights of Labor and eo-adjutators were indicted by the grand jury, and of that number four were arrested. The grand jury entered the count room during the trial of Hughes for the alleged murder of aChiuamauat Squak. Among those immediately arrested were A. Amttnds. Feter Urckstrom, John Keane and Mrs. M. K. Kenworthy. The eharge is under sections 5,519 auil 5,336 of the United States Kexised Statutes and is based ujion intimidation under the civil rights law. Mrs. Ken worthy, a woman of aliout 55 years of age. hapjicned to tie in the court room at the time. She has lieen a jiromineut speaker in all the meetings of the Knights of Labor aud promineut in jKilitio here. Sheriff' McG»aw informed her in the court room of her arrest, when she became somewhat hysterical and was allowed to go to her home uutil to-morrow, w hen l»a.il will lie required. The amount of bail fixed in eac h case by Chief Justice Green xvas $3,000. hiueoe Action Condemned. Olympia, W. T., November 12.—A large meeting of citizens was held to-day in accordance with the the jiroclamatiou is sued by Mayor Fhilijis. Several sjieeches, favoring law and order, were enthusiasti cally received. The committee ajijiointed ou resolutions reported that they condemn ed the action of the "anti-Chinese" con gress, called to meet iu this city the 24th inst., and gave notice to outsiders from Tacoma and Seattle that Olympia was amply able to attend to her own business, and "we look xvith suspicion and alarm upon all attempts to inffuence our fellow citizeus by any means whatsoever." ( hinese tt arned. Fan Francisco, Novemlier 13.— A special from Santa Cruz, Cal., says: The Chinese engaged as laundry men, wood cut- ters, etc., at Ixirenzo were last night given twenty-four hours notice to leave, and they are to-ilay jiackiug ujt prejiaratory to quitting that part p! the country. No violence was used, aud the Chinamen agreed to go without further protest. - .......— • ♦ *♦» — • ■ — Chinaman Senteured. San Francisco, November 16.—Choi Ah Jow, who was fourni guilty of imper sonating another Chinaman in a certificate issued under the Chinese restriction act. was sentence to-day by Judge Hodman of the United States District Court, to pay a fine of $5,000 and to lie imprisoned at San Quentin for five years. A stay of the execu tion of the sentence was granted uutil Monday next. Chunge of Residence. St. Pall, Novemlier 12.—A special to the 1'tonttr-Prt»» from Fargo says that Mahone, ol Yirginia, is to locate perma nently in the Ked Kiver^ valley.