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Miss Bayard's Sudden Death
of Heart Disease, Senate Committee Ready to Report on Inter-State Commerce. I'artH'ltiHi* •>( fhe Death of Mi»s Hay* ard. Washington, January 16.— Miss Bayard had accepted an invitation to assist Miss Cleveland at her reception this afternoon and that lady and her guests, Miss Utley and Miss Lore, who were also to assist at the reception, were awaiting Miss Bayard's arrival, when they received the news oi her death. It was just about live minutes to three o'clock, and the reception was to begin in an hour. The marine band was stationed in the main vestibule and the leader was conversing with Col. \V ilson in regard to playing a tune as the signal lor the opening of the reception. Many callers had already arrived and were waiting ior the doors of the Blue Room to be thrown open. The President was engaged in con versation with a visitor in the library, and Miss Cleveland and her guests were chat ting with Col. Lamont in a parlor on the second tloor prior to descending to the Blue Room, where the reception was to take place. The absence of Miss Bayard was commented upon as singular, as she was usually very prompt in such matters and w as momentarily expected to arrive. "W bile they were wondering at her delay a mes senger notified Col. Lamont that Harry Bryan, private secretary to Secretary Bay ard, was in his office and had something important to communicate to the Presi dent. Col. J .amont excused himself and went to see Bryan. That gentleman in formed him that Miss Bayard was dead and that Secretary Bayard had instructed him to communicate the fact to the President. Col. Lamont at once informed the Presi-j dent, who was very much shocked at the unexpected intelligence, and the two gen tlemen joined the ladies and announced the sudden death ol their friend. Orders V. ere at once issued to close the house. The band was dismissed and the people in waiting notified that the reception was postponed. Ushers were stationed at the j main door and at the carriage entrance to ; inform all callers that the house was closed for the day. The news spread quickly throughout the city and universal regret was expressed at the sad occurrence. The President, upon the receipt of the message from Secretary Bayard announcing the death of his daugh ter, recalled the invitations to a dinner which he had intended to give Monday evening in honor of Mr. aud Mrs. Lrastus Corning. The immediate cause of Miss Bayard's death was disease of the heart. She bad been troubled with weakness ofthat organ aud had been treated by the family physi cian at intervals for several years. At a reception at her father's house last night it was remarked that Miss Bayard was an usually animated and taxed herself to the utmost to entertain the guests. It is pre sumed that the undue exertion may have precipitated the fatal attack. The young lady retired about one o'clock last night, expressing a wish to be left undistuibed until noon. Between 1 and *2 o'clock this afternoon her sister endeavored to awaken her and struck by the peculiar expression of her face called for assistance. As soon as the family recovered from the consterna tion into which it had been thrown physi cians were summoned, and powerful re storatives, including electricity, were ap plied, but in vain. The physicians ex pressed the opinion that Miss Bayard bad haeu dea«l several hours when the attempt was made to awaken her. The interment will take place probably on Tuesday next at Wilmington, Del., where Secretary Bayard's parents are buried. The news of Miss Bayard's sudden death »•aused profound sensation throughout the city, and for a time, in the absence of any definite details, a number of wild rumors i were circulated. The facts, however, as ; stated above, are from unquestionable sources. WASHINGTON, January 18.—The re mains of Miss Bayard will be taken to Wilmington, Del., this afternoon at four o'clock for interment. They will be ac companied by the Secretary, two of his sons and a few personal friends. No cere monies will be held in this city. There will be no postponement of the State din ner to lie given by the President Thursday evening in honor of the diplomatic corps on account of the death of Miss Bayard. This is in accordance with the expressed wish of Secretary Bayard. A Poet's Daughter. Chicago, January 17.—Last Thursday a young woman, apparently about 21 years of age, called at the office of the Elder Publishing Co. aud asked for the editor of the Literary Life. Mr. Elder, publisher, answered in the absence of the editor, and to him she presented a manuscript which she wished to sell. She told a touching story. How she had left New York with a dramatic company.hoping tosecure a place iu the profession aud earn her own support; how the company went to pieces finally, and how she at last found herself alone and penniless in Chicago. The girl bore evi dence of education an»l culture. She con cluded her story by saying that her name was Maude Miller, and that she was the »laughter of the poet Joaquin Miller. Mr. Elder supplied Miss Miller with money and introduced her to several kind-hearted ladies, by whom she was cared for until last night, when she was put aboard the New York train comfortably equipped for the journey. The Admission of Montana. Washington, January 18.—By Senator Yoorhees, providing for the admission of the Territory of Montana into the Union as a State with one representative in Con gress until the next general census. By Toole, of Montana, providing for the admission of Montana as a State. Sherman Ke-elected Senator. Columbus, January 13.—The Senate and House met iu joint convention to-day ami elected John Sherman U. S. Senator. It required 74 notes to elect. Sherman re ceived 84 and Thurman 62. Bill Passed. Washington, January 18.—The Senate bill giving United States District Judges $5,000 a year and prohibiting them from appointing their relatives to office iu their courts was passed. Death of a Naval Commander. Washington, Januaryl8.—The Secre tary of the Navy this morning received a cablegram from Admiral Franklin, com manding the European squadron, stating that Commander Hayward died at Alexan dria, Egypt, Saturday of typhoid fever. V Family of Children Perish. Litti.e Rock, Aak., January 18. —In Columbia county, Friday night, the dwell ing of Emanuel Johnson was destroyed by tire and six children asleep in one of the rooms were burned to death. j j ; : : j I at oi to in _______________ needed, have nothing to do with the ques tion There are phases of universal de Inter*State Commerce. New Yoke, January 17.—Senator Cul lom's select committee on inter-State rail road transportation will probably report to the Senate to-morrow or Tuesday an original inter-State commerce bill, and at the same time submit an exhaustive report in its support. The committees, which spent a good part of the summer iu inves tigations, have been holding daily sessions since assembling. John B. Kiernan, chairman of the New York Railroad Commission, contributed a statement supplemental to the views he expressed orally to the committee. He deals first with the history of the contest between railroads and their patrons, in the presence of which history, he says, many crude ideas as to the useful ness and practicability of rate fixing, penal legislation, pro rata laws, maximum and minimum rate laws, etc., disappear, and it becomes clear that proposed legislation must be broader in its aims and less dis turbing in its action than that heretofore at times much in vogue. The low through rates of to-day, he says, pointed out by railroads as a reason why no legislation is ! ' ! pression and needless railroad construc tion. Unnecessarily the railroads sooner or later become public burdens. They are neither efficiently managed nor operated, nor do they permit contractors to fill their public obligations. Congress cannot apply the remedy chiefly needed. The State whose railroads are already sufficient in number and extent for public use at tair rates can and ought to enact : I irst—That 0o new ra j| roa d should be chartered unless public necessity for the line is found to exist, as in .Massachusetts and as recom mended by the railroad commission of the Legislature. Second—That at least fifty per cent, of the stock be paid in liefore domain is exercised or construction begun, and that the issue of bonds shall bear a fair relation to the stock issued and paid in. It is at local non-competitive points that friction exists and where pro rata for shippers is needed other than that afforded by uncontrolled arbitration of carriers. The peculiarity of the present situation is that t jj e railroad and its management act as j, 1( jg e and jury, and the shipper is coerced on t 0 f ^is clear right of having the ques t j ou between himself and carrier fairly determined by an impartial arbiter. The legalizing of pools is considered objection j a ble. Mr. Kiernan advocates the creation ; o( - a na ti 0 nal commission, whose findings upon all questions of fact should be accept ed in all courts as prima facie. Regarding Nominations. Washington, January 13. —The Senate went into executive session to-day after the reports of committees had been re ceived. All contested cases were passed over, and the nominations which weie con firme»! were those to which no objection i I j I ; ^ ; I I I 1 firme»! were those to which no objection was made. They were chiefly of men who were appointed to fill vacancies. A few like that of Postmaster Judd, of Chicago, w hose predecessor was suspended, were cases in respect to which committees had called for information from the executive department. It is the opinion of a major ity of the Senators that the Senate ought to have information whenever it chooses to call for it with respect to the reasons for making removals. It has been the habit of the Senate to call upon the heads of departments for information of this kind i ; of the government, an open question from the foundation though it remains whether it can be demanded as a constitu tional right. None of the committees have as yet reported auy instance of re fusal on the part of the administration to furnish any information called for, while on the other hand many responses to iu »jiiiries in respect to particular cases have been received. There is, consequently, as yet no issue between the administration and the Senate in this regard. The sub ject was not discussed in the Senate to-day. If the issue is ever squarely made it will probably be discussed with open doors, and it is not likely to be made a party question. Presidential Bill Passed. Washington, January 15. — In the Housed, after considerable debate, Cald well, of Tennessee, demanded the previous question, which, after a little parliamen tary fencing, was ordered. An amend ment was offered by Adams, of Illinois, striking out the clause which repeals the sections of the revised statutes providing for special elections was rejected, yeas, 113; nays, 153. A substitute was offered by Mc Kinley, (Ohio,) leaving in force the present law with the addition of the provision for the purpose of having the Speaker of the House of Representatives in office con tinuously, was divided by party lines. After a couple of further attempts to re commit and amend the bill, it passed, yeas 183, nays 77, precisely as it came from the Senate. The negative vote was east by Republicans and by Bennett and Green of New Jersey. Among the Republicans who voted with the Democrats in the affirmative were Herman and Markham Suspended Officials. New York, January 14.—A Washington special says : Some time ago the case of Mr. Kent, nominated to lie naval officer at Boston, was referred to Mr. Frye, as sub committee of the Senate Committee on Com merce to report whether Daniel is all his predecessor had been suspended for, Hall having received the official notice of his suspension. Frye finds that there must be a legal and actual notice of suspension served upon the officer who is to be re moved. That actual and legal notice was never served on Hall and that his surren der of office under the protest was not a resignation or an abandonment and that he is still an actual naval officer. The con clusion is that the President should be re quested to withdraw the present nomina tion and renominate Mr. Kent in place of Hall removed and not suspended. The facts in the case apply to a number of cus toms officers. Denial From Gen. Sherman. Baltimore, January 15.— The Sun to morrow will publish a letter from General j Sherman, denying the expression credited to him in the December number of the j North American Reviexc. The letter says: ; "That I could have written the positive ex pression, 'Had C. T. Smith lived Grant : would have disappeared from history," is an utter impassibility. I don't believe any man, living or dead, has borne more willing testimony to Gen. Grant's great qualities, especially as demonstrated at Henry, Don nelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg than rny : self.'' _ _ International Prize Competition. Washington, January 15.—The Depart ment of State has been officially advised that the King of the Belgians has proposed an annual prize of 25,000 francs 1'or the purpose of encouraging the works of mind competition, to be open to all nations, and to be decided by a jury appointed by the j King of Belgium, to consist of seven members, ol' which three will be Belgians aud the remainder foreigners. The prize, forming the object of the third mixed in ternational competition, will be adjudge in 1890, to be the best work on the progress of electricity as a motive power, as a means I of illumination, etc. The Silver Question. Washington, January 14.—In the Sen ate, Brown called up Beck's silver resolu tion. The officers of the Treasury, Brown said, should treat all public creditors alike, If they paid bondholders in gold alone they should pay the laliorer in gold alone. Though the landholders had expressly agreed to take payment in either gold or silver, they were being paid in gold alone, while everybody else was paid in silver. 1 This was neither fair dealing nor common ; honesty. If the national banks attempt j to practically demonetize silver, said j Brown in conclusion, and if the officials ! who now represent the people in the differ ent departments of the government will not take the matter in hand, then the peo ple at their recurring elections should take it in hand and till all the departments of the government with men who will apply the corrective and forfeit, the charters of such hanks as abuse their privileges. Maxey followed on the same subject. The silver advocates, he contended, re pelled the imputation that they wanted to take any advantage of their creditors by paying a dollar of debt by an eighty cent dollar. A fouler lie had never been uttered against a brave and industrious i people. The people know that the fall of 1 silver was the result of a conspiracy of ! combined capital to destroy silver as a i money metal, and the gamblers were but reaping the fruits of their own folly. The suspension of silver coinage was but an other name for the total stoppage of coin age, aud such suspension or stoppage would be freighted with most serious con sequences to the people. J Washington, January 18.—Mr. Eustis addressed the Senate upon the silver ques lion. He said the President had told us that that there was not enough silver now in circulation to cause uneasiness; that the whole amount now coined might after a time be alworoed by the people without apprehension, but it was the "ceaseless stream that threatened to overflow," etc. Were we to understand, then, that this silver dollar is an honest dollar when ab sorbed by the people, but dishonest when offered to bondholders? Were we to have a double standard of morality—one for the people and the other for the bond holders ? Would any department of the government arrogate to itself arbitrary power to establish unjust discrimination against the people and indefensible favor itism to the bondholders? If so, how could the people accept that department as the guardian of their interests? Our financial legislation had received the ap proval of the country, and we should have the courage to maintain our position ! and surrender only to force of argument, j It would be au appalling admission to j make to the country if we were to create j a financial policy every few years and then 1 destroy it merely because persons high in j had differ with In authority had chosen to differ with us. In France all the departments of government were in hearty sympathy with the finan cial policy of the country and active- j ly co-operated with the people to sustain it. Because in France a public office is a public trust, while it would seem that in this country that patriotic maxim pre vailed only to a limited extent. The re I suits of the Congressional policy of coin age had never been fully tested according I to its true intent and spirit, because our executive department had in its practice I manifested an unfriendliless to that policy I and by partiality and discrimination had retarded it. If that department had not I discriminated in favor of the bondholders as against the people, its representations as ; to finance would have been entitled to i more respect. In conclusion Eustis saiil : "If this disloyal practice of incivism by the executive department in declaring war against silver coin, wich is the coin of the government, in belittling its usefulness, in in depreciating its existence, and in invit ing others to believe that it is a deformed offspring of legislative imbecility, is to continue, then some of the evils that have been predicted may come to pass, but these evils will not be attributable to any vice in our financial system, but to the practice ! and assertions of the executive department ! in dishonoring and discrediting the enr 1 rency which it is their duty to sustain by 1 all the influence and power of their official 1 authority." City of Mexico, January 13.—A memo rial on the silver question has been ad i dressed to the President of the Republic i by the National Chamber of Commerce. ! The memorial states that while the causes of the depression of silver are complicated and difficult to understand, the danger is fully comprehended, aud if the depression continues it must unavoidably ruin the mining interests of Mexico and produce a widespread commercial orisis and most disastrous consequences. More than three fourths of all the merchandise of Mexico imported from Europe and the United States has to be paid for in remittances of Mexican dollars, bocause the agricultural interests of the country are not sufficiently developed to permit of the exportation of the products of the soil on a large scale. The memorial calls attention to the ex istence in various States of the Republic of taxes on the circulation and exportation of money. The memorial suggests .as remedies to diminish the dangar of a crisis the abolition of taxes on the exportation of native goods ; that prompt measures be taken to prevent State governments from taxing the production, working, and the exportation of agricultural and mining products; that all burdens on exports be removed : that Mexico join in the delibera tions of the next monetary conference of nations. Japanese Government. San Francisco, January 15.—Advices from Yokohama to the Associated Press state that an important change has just been effected in the form and constitution of the Japanese government. Hitherto there have been three principal offices, Prime Minister, Prime Minister of the Left and Prime Minister of the Right, which ranked in the order named. The Council of.State only existed in name It had no responsibility and no power apart from the three prime ministers. As a consequence the heads of the executive departments were not personally responsible for the ad ministration of the trusts in their charge. The new reform consists in the abolition of the Council of State and the three prime ministers, and the formation of a responsi ble cabinet consisting of the chiefs of the departments, with one of their number as president of the cabinet. Several other changes have been made, the principal one being the abolition of the Department of Public works and the creation of the De paitment of Communications, controlling the postal railways and telegraphs. Foreign Loans. San Francisco, January 15.—Yoko ham advices say that owing to the failure of the Japanese government to raise a loan in England, a plan is under considéra- ! tion to borrow money from the United States. The Shanghai Mercury says : The new loan to the Chinese government of 4,000,000 taels is being negotiated with a local bank. Hiver aud Harbor Appropriations. Washington, January 15.—The House Committee on Rivers and Harbors to-day resolved to limit the total amount of the appropriation for improving rivers and har bors to $11,000,000. The sums recom mended for appropriation will in m case be made public in advance of the report of the bill. HANDED. Horrible Crime Expiated Callows. on the Nevada, Mo., January 14.—Henry S. Stair, who was hung here to-day, was vis ited by his father about y o'clock last night, after which he spent most of his time writing until 4 o'clock this morning, 1 when he went to sleep, aud awoke at 8:15. Crowds of people surged through the ; streets all this morning, tramping between j the jail and gallows, which is erected in a j ravine, forming a natural amphitheatre, ! aliout a niile from the jail. Trains lrom Sedalia and Kansas City arrived at 10:110, bringing hundreds of people to witness the execution, which will take place about 1 o'clock. The crime for which Stair was executed was brutal and cold blooded in the extreme. Stair and his companion, a woman named Nanette Usborn, who was to ha\e been hanged with him came to Neva da about the first of last July from Fort Scott, Kansas, aud opened a small laundry, representing themselves as man and wile. Shortly after their arrival Jacob Sewall, au elderly man and his son, 16 years old, with two wagons, four horses and some other Fort The i property also came here from near 1 Scott and went into camp near town, ! «'airs and Sewells were slightly acquaint i cd, and the Stairs made frequent visits to Sewell s camp. Later on the elder Sewell was taken sick and compelled to keep ! j j j 1 j his bed in one of the wagons, which had a cover, and he was looked after by the Stair aud Osborn women. It was during these visits that Stair laid the plan to murder the Sewells, take their teams and property, and start for his former home, somewhere in Indiana. On the night of August 6th Stair and his woman went to Sewell's camp, and after a short visit re turned home. About midnight Stair made a second visit, and finding both Sewells asleep killed them with an axe. After completing the horrible butchery Stair placed the mangled bodies in one of the wagons and covered them with lied clothes. He then went after the woman and on again arriving at the camp they started for town, Stair driving the wagon containing the dead hodies and the woman the other one. On arriving at their house they filled the wagons with furniture and started for the Marmalon river bottom, ! about five miles away, where, the next day or night, Stair buried the bodies. In pass ing through the woods they attracted the j attention of some men at work, who re- j garded their proceedings as suspicious, and | the next day they went to the spot where i the wagons had been halted and discovered the dead bodies. Information was im- ; mediately given, pursuit organized and Stair and Osborn, the woman, captured about twenty miles distant. They were lodged in jail and at the next term of court were tried and both convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to be hanged together. A stay of action, however, was obtained in the woman's case and she was granted a new trial. Stair spoke from the scaffold for half an hour, protesting his innocence and the in nocence of the wohian implicated, saying they were victims of circumstances. The drop fell at 1:28 and in fifteen minutes the body, was pronounced lifeless and turned his who will take it to over to his father, who will take it to Marshall county, Indiana, to-night for in terment. Ten thousand people witnessed the execution and good order prevailed. Executed. St. Louis, January 15.—Charles Wilson (colored) was hanged this morning for the murder of a river steamer mate some time ago. He remained calm to the last, still protesting his innocence. Wilson killed William A. David, second mate of the steamer Fannie T. Watum, on July 31st, 1885, by hitting him on the head with a rock. Wilson had been discharged and ordered away from the steamer, returning to get some money that he claimed was owing to him. After the trap hatl been sprung the body for a moment remained motionless and then was enacted a scene of horror which chilled the blood of all who witnessed it. Two doctors, one on either side, were each holding a wrist, when the violent contortions of the hanging figure shook them aside, and before they oould regain their hold upon the man, whose ac tions showed that he was in full possession of conciousness of all that was going on, made frantic struggles to release himself. His right hand shot up, clutched the rope and held it firmly. It seemed as if the man must die by slow degrees from stran gulation, but one of the doctors succeeded iu disengaging his hand and in a short time the liody hung a lifeless corpse. Shocking Tragedy. Pittsburg, January 13.— A Bellaire, Ohio, special says : A terrible tragedy was enacted at Feno, near Zanesville, on the Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati road to-night. George Gallowgly and Gordon Apperson quarrelled, when the latter was struck on the head by the former and in stantly killed. The body fell into an open grate in the room and was burned to a crisp by the time others who were at tracted by the fall entered. Gallowgly yesterday procured a license to marry Ap pereon'e sister-in-law, Carrie Briceland. He began drinking then and kept it up to-day when be appeared at the home of the ex pectant bride. He was badly intoxicated, and Apperson took him to an upstairs room and remonstrated against marrying his sister-in-law while in that condition. This enraged Gallowgly. who said, "some body has been opposing this match all the time," and raising a chair he fairly brained his companion. He was promptly arrested by others present. The bride is in a swoon from which she may not recover. The murdered man leaves a wife and three children. Senate Bills. Washington, January 14.—Among the bills introduced in the Senate to-day were the following : By Yoorhees, to amend the pension laws. The bill was prepared by and introduced at the request of Sedgwick Post No. 38, G. A. R., of Indiana. By Wilson, (Iowa), to fix the rate of postage on 4th class matter at 2 cents for each ounce or fractional part thereof. By Hoar, for the erection in Washington City of a statue and monument to James Madison. It appropriates $40,000. By Edmunds, providing for the collection by the Bureau of Statistics of statistics touching on marriages and divorces. Territorial Matters. Washington, 13. —The Committee on Territories at its meeting to-day referred several bills to sub-committees, among . . them being a bill to create the Territory of Oklahoma, which went to Messrs. Barnes, Perry, Herman and Joseph as a sub-com mittee. Representative Fredericks' bill to enable Dakota to form a constitution was referred to a sub-committee of three, of which Representative Boyle is chairman. Important Mining Suit. Salt Lake, January 13' —Judge Powers decided the great mining case of the Eureka Hill Mining Co. vs. Bullion and Beck in favor of the Eureka Hill Mining Co. It was the most important case ever tried here, lasting thirteen weeks. The case will go up on the appeal. Animated Discussion. Washington, January 15.—A meeting of the House the naval affairs committee took a sensationational turn lo-day. Bou telle's resolution inquiring about the dis missal of the ex-soldiers and sailors of the Nor oik navy yards and the appoint ment of ex-confederates in their place, and as to the statement that certain inscrip tions commemorative of victories over the »•onfederates have been defaced, was called up and led to a heated political discussion. Wise of Virginia made a speech denounc ing the resolution and impugning the mo tives of its mover. He insinuated that the resolution was introduced to make party capital and expressed the opinion that it should be amended so as to allow a general investigation into the conduct of the navy yards. He urged that the mere newspaper reports were the sole foundation for the proposed inquiry and that it was not be coming the dignity of Congress to heed such stories. Bontelle vigorously de fended his resolution. He said that he had been assured by a brother member that the publication was substantially correct. He wanted the matter investigated. Thomas pointed out that the resolution was not for an investigation. It was a simple inquiry and if the story was with out foundation the navy deyartment could easily prick the bubble. McAdoo con tend ed that the investigation should be gen eral. Republicans bad been discharged from other navy yards on the eastern coast and why not at Norfolk. Hewitt inquired if it wolud be contended that the victors were not entitled to the spoils. Thomas acquiesced in that assumption, but said iu the case under consideration in was a question not of politics, not whether a ! Republican had been displaced by a Democrat, but whether the i statute giving preference to Union soldiers had been violated. He wanted to know if Union soldiers had been discharged to make way for rebel soldiers, and w hether ' memorial stones commemorating Union victories had been obliterated. Hewitt inquired if the gentleman would have tolerated a Confederate monument I commemorating the victory of Bull Run. Thomas replied that he would have it j pulled down. Fortunately the rebels failed in their object. lie was not ashamed of having fought for the Union. Other memliers of the committee ex pressed themselves in strong language, and the session ended without action on the resolution, which will come up lor con sideration at the next meeting. U. S. Supreme Court Decision. Washington, January 18.—The Su preme Court of the United States to-day rendered the following opinions: Case No. 91, A. G. Coffey against the United States j in error to the circuit court of the United States for the district of Kentucky. Coffey was engaged in the distilling business and i his property was seized for an alleged vio lation of the internal revenue laws. He denied the allegation of the information and set up the defense that he bad been previously tried under a criminal informa tion on the same charges and found not j j ; tion on the same charges and found not guilty. Justice Blatchford delivered the opinion of the court, holding that such judgment of the acquitted is a bar to this suit, and reversing the judgment of the; Circuit Court aud remanding the case to that court, with direction to enter judg ment for claimant dismissing the libel, and to take such proceedings in regard to re storing the property attached its may be proper. Death of Gen. Freeman. Denver, January 18.—A Cannon City special to the Tribune-Republican says: Gen. John D. Freeman died in this city suddenly at 10 o'clock last night o'f infla mation of the bowels. Freeman was At I torney General of Mississippi immediately preetding the war, and was also a member of Congress from that State two terms, and to his efforts is due the success of the Visksburg, Shreveport and Pacific railroad. He was the author of Freeman's Chancery reports and was a personul friend of ex Vice President Hendricks, and Attorney General Garland. He was, at the time of his death, a candidate for the appointment of U. S. Marshal of Colorado, and was widely endorsed. He was held in great respect and esteem throughout the entire State. Heavy Robbery. Pittsburg, January 18.—A Newcastle, Pa., special says : The safe in County Treasurer Hartman's office was blown open this morning at 2 o'clock by thieves and $200 in money, $10,000 in notes and $4,500 in county warrants taken. The notes were the personal property of Deputy Treasurer Shaffer, payable to his order and of no value to any other person. The warrants had just been signed by the County Com missioners, but as they had not been recorded by the Treasurer they are worth less. The theives gained an entrance to the building by forcing the shutters from a window. The explosion shattered the doors of the safe and shook houses in the neighborhood, but some time elapsed be fore the cause of the concussion became known, and in the meanwhile the safe breakers secured their plunder and es caped. Two strangers who were lurking in the vicinity of the court house last night are believed to have been the hevties. , The Entombed Miners. Wilkesbarre, January 18.—There is no change in the condition of affairs at slope No. 1 of the Nanticoke mine, where the miners were entombed. A sensational re port was spread through the valley yester day that the recovery party had discovered a bright light ahead of them, but this is denied on the best authority. The work of clearing up the gangways continues slowly. Nothin? had been discovered up to noon to-day, nor have anv signs of the buried men been found. A considerable stream of water is now running along the gangway where the men are at work, and another rush of sand is feared at any moment. From all appearances this morn ing it will be weeks before the bodies of the men are reached, if they are ever re covered. It is possible, however, that if the victims were caught in the gangway and overwhelmed by the fiood, their bodies may be recovered at any time. Buried Alive. Woodstock, January 18.—A young girl named Collins died, as it was supposed, here very suddenly a day or two ago. The body was exhumed, prior to its removal to another buriai place, when the horrible discovery was made that the girl had been buried alive. Her shroud had been torn to pieces; her knee drawn up to her chin ; one of her arms was twisted under her head, and her whole features bore evidence of dreadful torture. Premier and Pope. London, January 18.—A sensation has been created here by the publication of a letter from Prince Bismarck to the Pope acknowedgiDg the decoration of the order of Christ, recently conferred on the Ger man Chancellor by His Holiness. The letter commences by addressing the Pope as "Sire," aud says : "Your kind letter and - decoration have greatly gratified my self and Emperor William." ! i ' I j j i Eff ects of the Kansas Storm. Kansas City, Mo., January 14.—The Journal's Topeka special says : The full extent of the disastrous effects of the late storm in western Kansas is just becoming known, as reports arrive from relief parties and others. The death roll of victims, known and unknown, numbers eighteen, while half a dozen other persons are known to lie missing. The dead reported are, M. F. Israel and an unknown man at Syra- cuse, Hamilton county ; Mr. Ford, Finney county ; S. Higgs, near Kendall ; two Beecher girls and George Chapman, of Syracuse; Isaac Staff, Windom; mother and two children near Garden City, the father is missing ; two women in Seward county ; two brothers in Ford county ; two unknown men in Ellis county, and a man in Lincoln county. Three deaths occurred in the sparsely settled border counties in the southwestern and western part of the State, where often times communication is difficult. It is leared that further reports will increase still more the list of fatalities. The loss in cattle is also considered very heavy. - Frozen to Death. Denver, January 15.—A report reached here this evening from Benkelman, Nebraska, that two settlers, named Fohr and Burns, who left there a week ago Monday on a hunting trip on the Arrick eree and the middle fork of the Republi can, were found frozen to death eight miles from town. Both evidently attempt ed to reach home after the blizzard came up, but liecame lost in the blinding snow storm. Fohr had stuck the muzzle of his gun in the ground aud laid down near it and died. Burns managed to get two hundred yards further on before bemg overcome. Both were under large drifts of snow, and would not have been found but for their gun stocks sticking out of the snow. A teamster and herder were found frozen near the same place yester day and taken to town. Akron, on the eastern line of Colorado, reports several persons frozen in the same storm. They are supposed to have been homesteaders living a great ways apart, who settled on land late last fall and were wholly unprepared for severe weather. Home of the bodies when found showed that they had been attempting to reach neighboring ranches when overcome. Never in the history of the West have so many persons perishe«l as in this storm. Fatal Tug Explosion. Pittsburg, January 18.—The steam tug "Modoc" exploded her boilers in the Alle gheny river near the Sixteenth srieet bridge shortly before 8 o'clock this morn ing, instantly killing the pilot, Joe Davis, and seriously and perhaps fatally injuring the fireman, Mathew Higgins and Capt. Jeff Evans. The remainder of the crew escaped unhurt. The fireman had just fired up when the explosion occurred. The concussion was terrific and the boat was rent asunder, fragments being scattered fully five hundred yards. The pilot was blown into the river and his body has not yet been recovered. The fireman was blown on a raft and his injuries thought fatal. The captain was badly hurt, but will probably recover. Others were blown into the river, but were rescued uninjured. Cause of explosion unknown. | ! i ; ! 1 ; : j ! j ; ! i i i i ' , ! j ! : Cause of explosion unknown. Snow Slide. Denver, Col., January 17.— The Tribune Republican's Ouray, Colorado, special says The Ruby Trust cabin, at Mount SnetHe, was carried away this morning by a snow slide, burying six men. A relief party was immediately formed. The victims were soon recovered. Martin Pearson and Andy Peterson were found dead. The other four were badly injured. Railroad Accident. New York, January 14.—A most dread ful accident was narrowly avoided by a quick witted engineer this morning. The north bound express on the New York & LoLg Island railroad was filled with prom inent New York busness men coming to their offices. Near Mataway, and just be fore reaching a trestle bridge 500 feet long, the cars were derailed by a broken frog. The cars, after dropping down on the ties, ran across the bridge, mopping the steel rails into bits and tearing the wooden structure into splinters. The rear coach lost its truck and was drawn a long dis tance on its floor beams. George Clickner, the engineer, finding it impossible to stop his engine, which was tearing along at the rate of thirty miles an hour, saw that the only hope was to increase his speed, so he threw open the throttle and thus prevent ed the cars from toppling over the bridge. The cars swayed from side to side, but they were safely carried out of danger. The passengers were all more or less shaken up, but nobody was seriously hurt. Dynamite Explosion. Yonkers, N. Y., January 16.—A small wooden building loosely thrown together, in which were 250 pounds of dynamite stored in a frozen state at the Croton aqueduct, blew up at 11 .o'clock this morn ing, spreading destruction in all directions. Around the building were an engine and the compressor rooms of the shaft, board ing houses, and other buildings—all of which were badly damaged. A peculiar feature of the affair is the fact that nobody was hurt, with the exception of Mrs. Fox, who keeps a boarding house near the spot, and she only received slight bruises. The glass in all the houses in the neighborhood was broken,|and peopleat adistance thought the shock was caused by an earthquake. The Iron Industry. Philadelphia, January 13.—The East ern Bar Iron Conference held a meeting this afternoon. There was an unusually large attendance of representatives present of the leading rolling mills, east of the Allegheny. The feeling was entirely har monious, and it was thought by those present that the business would be con ducted on a paying basis and prices firmly maintained. The conference decided that as freight and fuel, pig iron, scraps and, in some cases, labor lias advanced, the mills should advance prices 1 1-10 per cent, per pound to cover the increased cost of produc ing. The schedule of extras for small iron was referred to a committee for revision. The following tariff resolutions were adopted : Whereas, The demand for all kinds of manufactured products has been gradually improving for several months and there are now substantial business reasons for be lieving that the year which has just opened will witness at least a reasonable pros perity iu the American iron trade, afford ing employment at fair wages to an in creased number of our people, therefore be it Resolved, That we call upon Congress to refrain from attempting a general revision of tariff at this time, believing that a re vision of the duties for a reduction will check the growth of confidence and w ill make the consumers again limit their orders, causing a serious shrinkage to busi ness and involving, the closing of many works and discharge of numerous work men. Terrible Earth«|uake. New York, January 14.—Mail advices from Panama of the 5th inst. contain the following : At 2 o'clock on the morning of December 18th the Spanish city of Amatillan, a town of 5,0o0 inhabitants situated about twenty-live miles south of Guatemala, was awakened by frequent shocks of earthquake, which continued all day until 5:22 p. m., when a very heavy shock was felt, ami at 5:16 the heaviest shock came, throwing down many walls and houses already fissured by the early shocks. People were thrown down and the air was filled with dust from the tail ing houses. Shock followed upon shock, and the frightened people rushed to the large piazza in front of the Church of San Juan and dragged the image of their guar dian saint outside of the building r.nd erected a temporary shrine in the middle of the s«juare, before which all prostrated themselves. One hundred and thirty shocks were felt the first day, principally from east to west, eighty-one of which oc | curred between 4 aud 5:36 p. m. The second »lay was nearly as bail, and the shocks continuetl for some »lays. Amatillan was destroye»! by earthquakes in 1830, ! which lasted from April 21st to May 3d. In 1846 it was overflowed by the rising waters of a lake, and again in October, 1852, when the water gushed uf> in the middle i of the streets. Eight days afterwards, when the water had subsided, dead fish were found everywhere. "Water l>ecame unfit to drink and many persons »lied of ; fevers. Then again it was destroyed by earthquakes in 1862. Lake Amatillan is supposed to be a crater of an extinct volcan»). An adjacent volcano, until recently quiet, seems to be ! sinking. The volcanoes of Fnego, in 1 Guatemala, and Gazelea, in Salvador, not ; far away, have long served as safety : valves. These restless regions seem to j have liecome stopped up, causing much alarm to the people of Salvador, w ho say ! that there was a precisely similar oceur j rence before their last great earthquake ; in 1873. Hater Famine. ! Cleveland, January 14.—The two big pumps which were kept at work during the afternoon were shut tlown this evening, i the supply of water having been cut off entirely. The cause of the stoppage as given by the water works officials, is that i the stand pipe which leads into the tunnel out at the crib aud not the tunnel itself, is choked with ice. This stand pipe is several feet below the suface of the land and is covered with grating to prevent the entrance of drift-wood an»l other large ob structions. Fine ice is, however, sucked through the grating and has been solidly packed into the pipe by the force of the water. The manufacturing establishments have depended on the city for their water and to-night the water is being hauled from the river and lake to supply the es tablishments that must run at night. The city is in a perilous condition, should a fire break out in the business part of the city the fire department could not do anything with it. They could not get any water and the only apparatus that could be called into service would lie two or three chemi cals. At 11 o'clock to-night the water works officials had given up all hope of re moving the ice from the pipe before to morrow. The pipe is ninety feet in height and nine feet iu diameter and is packed full of ice. It may be necessary to wait until the weather becomes warmer and the ice thaws, tor it seems almost impossi ble to remove the obstruction by any me chanical process. Cleveland, January 15.—The situation, so far as the water famine is concerned, re mained unchanged until 10 o'clock this morning, when it was found that the water was entering the tunnel, and the engine was started at the pumping station. This is still working slowly and the indications are more favorable than for many hours. A great majority of the manufacturing estab lisments, which depend upon the city for water have shut <lown. Nearly all the courts have adjourned, as the steam heat ing facilities are frozen up. Hundreds ot teams are engaged in hauling water from the lake with which to supply the thirsty families. Orange Crop Destroyed. Jacksonville, Fla., January 14.—The weather has moderated considerably »luring the day and has now returned almost to its normal temperature. Dispatches from all parts of the State causes the belief that the cold wave has carried the frost to al most the extreme southern end of the peninsula, and there is little dobut that the entire orange crop remaining on the trees is frozen and spoiled. Precisely the effect of the freeze upon the orange trees cannot be determined until the weather settles. Probably every tree in the State will lose its leaves, and the belief is that most of the young trees, except where pro tected, are killed. The opinion now pre vails that the old and matured trees, which have been relied on for producing market able crops of oranges, are not seriously hurt, and will not be unless exposed to the warm sunshine within the next few days. It is estimated that 500,000 boxes of oranges, worth $1,000,000, were destroyed by freezing. Cattlemen's Association. Denver, Col., January 14.—Information is received at the headquarters of the In ternational Range Cattlemens' Association that all sections and regions endorsed the call of Secretary Taylor, and appointed delegates for the meeting of the 27th inst. Fully 300 delegates will be present, and it is believed there will be from 1,200 1,500 visiting stockmen. The assurance has been received from those in position to know • that the questions of trail and base will not be brought up in the meeting. This will insure harmony, as the convention will be united upon all other subjects. Live Stock Convention. Austin, Texas, January 14.—Yesterday 's session of the Texas Live Stock Associa tion w T as taken up with the consideration of the report submitted by the committee on public lands. After some modifications the report was adopted by a close vote. It condemns the present State Land Board lor the vacillation and failure to enforce the land laws and recommends that the lands be classified and leaseil as required by law. It asserts that only 3,500,000 acres out of 30,000,000 acres of public lands have been leased, showing a loss of one million dollars to the tax-payers, and de clares that the land should be sold only to actual settlers and that the greatest safe guards should be thrown around the land so as to prevent the acquisition by foreign companies. Timber Land Suits. Washington, January 15.—The Secre tary of the Interior has retpiestetl the At torney General to institute suits against the Laconia tattle Co., in the western part of Nebraska, to recover $12,250, the value of timber alleged to have been cut by them from public lands. Also a similar suit against A. M. and J. II. Witberbee to recover $10,240, the value of timber cut from public lands in Mississippi.