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Death of ex-President Arthur
H, calmly Breathed Away His Life
at an Early Hour this Morning.
New Yobk, November 18.-Ex-President
Chester A. Arthur died at his home in this
fitv at 5 o'clock this moruiDg. The news
of bis death came as a great surprise. Not
withstanding the alarming rumors as to
his health during the summer months, the
supposed improvement in his condition
noted duriDg his stay in New London,
Connecticut, and the apparent confidence
expressed by friends who remained close
to him, created the impression that his
health had been radically improved, giving
him the promise of renewed lease of life.
His disease was one afiecting the kidneys
and those nearest him had no faith in his
permanent recovery, but his sudden demise
was not spoken of. He began to sink rap
idly shortly after midnight and by 3 o'clock
it was known that death was approaching.
He passed away without apparent pain. As
soon as the news of Arthur's death was
made public many flags on public and pri
vate buildings were placed at half-mast.
Arthur had lived at 123 Lexington avenue :
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twenty years or more. A stroke of
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nent improvement ,
physicians feared ®°" e . . . . i
as tbcone to wbic e ■ KW ' . f
enfeebled condition e\ . g .
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robust patient. Bn * ith be beginning of
,he present week a marked change for the
cerebral appoplexy, sudden, but not wholly
unexpected by the attending physicians,
terminated his life. The stroke came in
his sleep between Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning, and he did not rally
thereafter. His death was painless and
slow, like the going out of a burned candle,
and lor hours before the end came be was
unconscious to his surroundings.
His son and daughter, his sister, his
former partner, Sherman W. Knevals and
his closest friend, Surrogate Kollins, were
at his bedside. All reports to the contrary,
Mr. Arthur's health had not improved dur
ing his stay in New Ixmdon, and on his
return, October 1st, he was no better than
when he left the city. As time passed no
permanent improvement came, and his
t»etter set in. On Tuesday the ex-Presi
dent l'elt better and stronger than at any
time since his illness, and commented
hopefully on the fact. It was near mid
night when his attendant left him alone
in his bedroom, and nothing was heard of
him during the early morning hours. He
was not disturbed until his attendant en
tered his room at eight o'clock yester
day morning. He found Mr. Ar
hur lying on his back breathing
heavily, and could not rouse him.
The lamily answered his summons but
failed to elicit any signs of consciousness
or recognition from the ex-President. In
alarm they summoned his physician, Dr.
Peters, who has lieen in attendance upon
Mr. Arthur throughout his illness and who
responded promptly, and at once saw that
he was suffering from a stroke of cerlebral
apoplexy. A small blood vessel in tbe
brain had burst and paralysis of the right
side ensued. From the moment the dis
covery was made all hope was known to
l»e vain, but efforts were made to bring
tbe patient back to consciousness. They
were all alike a failure. Mr. Arthur lay
motionless and speechless all day. He
knew what was going about him, for he
pressed his doctor's hand and put out his
tongue when asked to do so, but be uever
spoke or gave auy other sigu of conscious
Last night, at G o'clock, enfeebled pulse,
more difficult respiration and other signs
ot physical failure, indicated to the watch
ful eyes of his physicians that tbe end was
drawing near. The change for the worse
came on rapidly and his sisters and
children gathered at his bed side. Dr. \V.
A Valentine, Dr. Peters' partner, and Sur
rogate Kollins stayed with him during the
night. Mr. Knerals went home at mid
night. Arthur's strength ebbed out slowly
aml with it his life. It was5 o'clock when
the end came. He had been entirely sense- j
less for hours and died without a struggle. :
Mr. Arthur was 56 years old. He had been
a widower lor seven years. His wife died
in 1879. She was Ellen Herndon before j
lie mairied her, the daughter of a naval j
officer, a Virginian, /«ho was lost at sea. i
uf their two children the son, Chester
Allen, is 22 years old. He was graduated |
from Princeton a year ago and is now a
student in the Columbia Law School, llis j
practical training here was in the law office
of Knevals & Kansom, tbe firm of which
the ex-President was a member up to the
time of his election as Vice President on
the Garfield ticket. The daughter Nellie,
of whom Arthur was very fond, is 14 years
The funeral will take place Saturday at j
9 a. m. from the Church of Heavenly Rest
on Fifth avenue, Rev. Dr. Parker officiât- j
ing. Mr. Arthur was not a member of any
church, but his wife formerly attended j
that church. One of the distinctive fea- j
tl ,res of the ex-lTesident's character was j
l "S ström' loyalty to her memory. Arthurs I
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eiuains will be buried in the Albany
iural cemetery in his family plot.
Dr. A. G. Peters was found at his office I
o-day. He said : Mr. Arthur died of |
erebral apoplexy, and was one of the |
rays in which his trouble might terminate j
t any time. To that extent it was not |
inexpected. For two or three years he
iad suffered from an enlarged and en
eebled heart and a variety of symptoms
hat alarmed his friends. He had kidney
rouble or Bright's disease, but it was not
he cause of his death. Men of less powt.
ul constitution would have succombed
auch sooner.
New York, November 18.—In pertect
ng arrangements for the luneral of ex
'resident Arthur it has l>een determined
0 change the date of the ceremony until
he morning of Monday, November 2~d, in
,rder to allow time for the arrival of sev
rai members of his cabinet and others of
listinction, who ---- - . c „
lesire to be present at the obsequies, »e
ices will be held on Monday morning at
1 o'clock precisely in the Church of
ïeavenly Rest, Fifth avenue and i-orty
if'th street. „
Washington, November 18.— The Ven
dors below named will attend the funeral
in behalf of the Senate: «lohn A. Logan,
Wm. B. Allison. M. C. Butler, Jam« D.
Cameron, D. W. Yoorhees, W arner Miller,
Ueorge C. Vest, A. P. Gorham, Joseph L.
Hawley and James K. «Tones.
New York, November 18.—A very te
:lays ago in conversation with Commissioner
Pish who had called to see him, ex
lent Arthur made the following desp«-* g
remark: "After all, life » not worth liv
ing for and I might as well gtv___^
IS camnei auu —
have tele ,r raphed their
niggle 3 for it^'ow as at any other time
ind submit to the inevitable. .
London, November 18 .—The Daily -
eferring to the death of ex-President Ar
hur says: His death will be regre
ond the limits of America. As 1
îe exercised the office in a manner
von for him the lasting gratitude
ountrymen. .. . Ar _
The Standard says: Ex-lTeaident Ar ?
The Standard says: Ex-Preaident - r
air's death will be regretted on P .
rounds by numbers of people wb° . ac _
omething wanting in his politica c
Proclamation by the President.
ASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—The President
to-day issued the following:
Executive Mansion, *
November 18,1886. i
To the People of the United States: It is
my painful duty to announce the death of
Chester A. Arthur, lately President of the
United States, which occurred after a long
illness at an early hour this morniDg
at his residence in New York. Arthur was
called to the chair of the Chief Magistracy
of the Union by a tragedy which cast its
shadow over the entire government. His
assumption of the grave duties was marked
by an evident and conscientious sense of
his responsibilities and an earnest desire to
meet them in a patriotic and benevolent
spirit. With dignity and ability he sus
tained the important duties of his station
and the reputation of his personal worth.
His conspicuous graciousness and patriotic
fidelity will long be cherished by his fel
low countrymen.
In respect to the memory of the deceased
it is ordered that the Executive Man
sion aDd the several department bnildings
he draped in monrning for a period of 30
days, aDd that on the day of the funeral
all public business in the departments be
The Secretaries of War and of the Navy
will cause orders to be issned for appro
driate military and naval honors to be
rendered on that day.
Done at the City of Washington this
18th day of November, in the year of our
one thousand eight hundred and
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eighty-six, and of the independence of the
United States of America the one hundred
and eleventh.
By the President.
Thomas F. Byabd, Secretary of State.
Proclamation by Gov. Hill.
Albany, N. Y., November 18.—The fol
lowing was issued this afternoon :
State of New York, »
Proclamation by the Governor >
By the death of a distinguished citizen
the people of this State are again called to
mourn. Chester A. Arthur entered into
rest at his residence in New York City
early this morning. He had always made
bis home within our State, and from his
early manhood had occupied within it
places of official distinction. As a citizen
of New York State he was elected Vice
President by the whole people. Upon the
death of President Garfield he became
President by succession, and with dignity
* h i nor to hiscountry
he fiUed that highest office in our KOVen f_
ment. In all his life be bore without
abuse the name of gentleman. Remem- ;
bering the services and admiring character
of President Arthur it is fitting that we j
should, by such action as may be deemed i
appropriate, express our sorrow in his death j
and show respect for the high official po- :
sition which he held by the choice of his j
Done at the Capitol, iu the city of j
Albany, on this eighteenth day of Novem- !
lier, in the year ol'our Lord, one thousand
eight hundred and eighty-six.
DAVID B. HILL. Governor.
Wm. G. Rice, Private Secretary.
New York, November 22. —The News
says that while President Cleveland's car
riage was awaiting lor him at the curb,
the President having followed the remains
of ex-President Arthur into the Grand
Central depot, a young man, dressed in a
faded coat, fastened across his belt by a
wooden pin, and wearing a faded brown hat,
worked his way through the police lines
and stepped on the wheel beside the driver,
and a report, handing his card to a re
porter, said : "Will you please give that
to Mr. Cleveland and tell him I won't
hurt him?" The reporter read the card
and saw tbe name, Nathan Shuler, Ron
dout, New York. It was a crank arrested
at the Albany biennial for an alleged at
tempt on the life of the Presdent,
"What do you want with the President?'' j
asked the reporter.
"I want you to tell him that I am harm- |
less. I am the man who was arrested at !
Albany, but I did not want to shoot him. ;
I am a friend of his. I would not hurt
him. Please give him that card and tell
him so, will you ?"
The President's lace appeared at the
New York Central door, and Schuler be
come more importunate. An officer pulled
him away from the carriage and he ran
aronnd to the other side and tried to climb
npon the seat. Superintendent Murray's
attention was called to him and he sent
Detective O'Connor after him, but the fel
low saw the commotion among the officers
and ran away from the depot. The Presi
dent drove to the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
Man}' cards were sent up. bnt only a few
persons were received, among them Mayor
Grace. The Presidential party leit for
Washington at 3:45 p. m.
Arrived in Washington.
Washington, November 22.—The 1'ies
ident and Secretaries Bayard, Lamar and
Whitney and Postmaster General Vilas ar
rived in Washington from New York at
<) : io to-night in a special train over the
Pennsylvania railroad. The train was
topped at the outer end of the railroad
yard, and the party alighted and entered
carriages in waiting for them. Most of the
senators, members ol congress and public
officials who left to attend the luneral of
the late President Arthur, arrived on the
8:50 train.
Postmaster General'» Report.
Washington, November 21.—Postmas
ter General Vilas, in his report, ending
June 30,1886, says : The immensity and
extent of the means, expenditures, per
formances and results oi the postal ma
chinery of the United States exceeds-in
some points far exceeds—that of any
other union on the globe. The entire
length of all the railways employed by the
United Slates nearly equals the combined
extent of those of all other countries ot
the world, while the other postal routes
more than quadruples the total of any
single people besides ; and the mileage last
vear of our mail transportation exceeded
hy more than 125 , 000,000 miles the ser
vice rendered to any other government
postoffices. No other nation ban one-third
our number. It is estimated that 100,
000.000 more letters were mailed in the
United States last year than in Great
Britain, and nearly that number more than
were mailed in Germany, France and Aus
tria combined. The proportion to each in
habitant is estimated in the United States
at 66; in Britain .57; in Germany 19. At
the close of the fiscal year the total num
ber of postoffices were 33,614, besides 497
branch offices. Of these 2,244 were Presi
dential offices.
D-tath of Charles Francis Adams.
Boston, November 21.—Hon. Charles
was the third son of John Quincy Adams.
Since he was made the victim of sharpers
who took advantage of his weakness four
years a^o, Mr. Adams has always been
accompanied by an attendant. He had at
no time been conuned to his bed or room,
but had taken gentle outdoor exercise and
often enjoyed a drive in the city. He was
j Fram .i g Adams died at 8:30 today.
! iast ou tof doors about ten days ago when
he came according to his custom Com his
| home in Quincy to his winter residence in
; j» oslon .
Funeral of the ex-President in New
York To-day.
New York, November 22.— Great crowds
liegau to assemble at an early hour this
morning on Lexington avenue in the vicin
ity of the Arthur residence, where the dead
body of the ex-President of the United
States laid in state. The day broke with a
clear sky, presaging a pleasant day. Shortly
after 7 o'clock a picked body of police num
bering 150 men were posted along Lexing
ton avenue, with directions to allow no
vehicles to pass by the house. No people
were allowed on the east side of the avenue
from 28th to 29th streets except those who
had tickets of admission to the house. Car
riages began to arrive from every direction
and soon the side streets were filled with
them. Ey 8 o'clock, a vast throng, num
bering many thousands of people, had
gathered on tbe opposite side of the ave
nue, extending for a block or more in every
President Cleveland and Postmaster Gen
eral Vilas arrived in a carriage direct from
the train at 8 a. m. and entered the house
of mourning. Shortly alter Governor Hill
and Judge William Muller arrived and
entered the bouse, followed by the Senate
committee. By this time there was a
mighty throng of people on the avenue and
the windows of every house were filled
with sad faces. There was no services at
the house. The few friends plesent looked
upon the fuce of the dead early in the
morning and the casket was closed for the
last time at 8:39. The black casket, cov- j
ered with palmetto leaves, sprays ol'violets
and a wreath of white roses, was lifted by ;
the undertaker's assistants and borne from ■
tbe room. The silent form of Chester A.
Arthur passed thiough the door ot bis
earthly tenement lor the last time and was
reverently placed in the luneral draped
hearse. As tbe casket came in view of the ;
people in the street every head was bowed i
reverently and many eyes were filled with
Next came out of the residence, Chester
Alan Arthur, Jr., son of the ex-President.
Leaning on his arm, clad in garments ol
mourning, was bis sister, Miss Nellie At- j
thur. They passed quietly to their car- j
riage, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Me- j
Elroy. Then came Mrs. Caws, Mrs. Hay- I
neworth, and Miss Arthur, sister of the ex- |
President, Postmaster Masten and his wife
of Cohoes, N. Y., with their son and daugh
ter, President Cleveland with Postmaster
General Vilas, Gen. Martin T. McMahon
and John H. Draper, Secretaries Bayard,
Whitney and Lamar, the Dall-bearere, ex
Postmaster General Gresham, ex-Secre
taries Lincoln and Chandler, ex-Assistant
Postmaster General Hatton, ex-Attorney
General Brewster, Lient. Gen. Sheridan,
Dr. Cornelius R. Agnew, Cornelius N. Blise,
Robert G. Dunn, Gen. Geo. Sharpe, Charles
L. Tiffany and Cornelius Vanderbilt, Chief
Justice Waite and Justices Harlan and
Blatchford, Senators Edmunds, Sherman,
Logan, Evarts, Hawley, Morrill, Vest and
Gorman, General Stone and Governor Hill.
The mourners filled 25 carriages, hut
over 100 carriages, filled with f riends who
had been unable to gain admission to the
house, followed the procession to the
church. The procession passed betwe<n
long lines of police through l^exingtonave.
to 47th street, to Fifth avenue, arriving at
the church, corner of 45th street and Fifth
avenue, at 8:50 a. m The carriages passed
noiselessly by a line of artillery men and
marines, formed in line, and the mourners !
alighted and entered the church. All !
along the line were immense thtongs of
people, who waited in respectful silence
while the funeral train passed. The ex- j
terior of the church was elaborately deco- ;
rated. The portico over the entrruce and j
the massive pillars supporting it were
covered with heavy black cloth, draped in
lestooDS, hiding the stone entirely from
view. A crape covered national flag himg
in artistic folds over the door, caught up
by rosettes and a small brass eagle. The
walls of the vestibule were covered with
black cloth, arranged in plaited folds, over
which hung the national colors, covered
with crape. The decorations of the in- j
terior were very simple and tasteful.
The first six pews on each side of the
center aisle were reserved for the family
and pall bearers. They were covered with
crape. The interior of the chancel was
cushioned with black cloth with the ex
ception of the altar and reredos on the
altar proper. Resting on each side ol the
cross were lighted candles. Below was
placed the purple altar. The crots and
black drapings of the outer chancel organ
loft, stalls, lectern and pulpit were draped
witq black cloth. The baptismal font on
the right side of tbe chnrch in front of the
stalls was filled with lilies and ferns. In
the center was placed a small palm tree,
the branches ot which drooped gracefully
over the flowers. The sides of the font
were covered with black cloth, over which !
hung long strings of smilax and maiden
hair ferns. From tbe front of the gallery
in the rear of the church hung festoons of i
black cloth.
The time set for the funeral was 9
o'clock, but at 7 a large number of people j
gathered in front of the church. At that ;
time several workmen were engaged in
putting the finishing touches on the j
diapery and placing labels in the pews j
designating where each organization would j
be stationed. A few minutes before 8
the door were opened and those without I
were admitted. Ushers were stationed at
the doors and showed people to their seats.
Tbe church has a seating capacity of 750,
but there were nearly 900 present, a large
number being compelled to stand.
At the portals oi the church the casket
was met by a surpliced choir followed hv
the clergy, wearing their collegiate hoods.
As the casket was borne into the church
the choir formed in two files and the cler
gymen passed between them, heading the
procession, intoning the opening lines of
the Episcopal burial services. When the
procession reached the chancel the choirists
filed into their stalls and the audience took
their seats. The service began by singing
part of the 30th and 90th Psalms, "Lord,
let me Know thy End" the congregatun
standing. Rev. Dr. Ramsford read a lesson
with the words, "Now is Christ Risen
From the Dead." The hymn, "Nearer,
My God. to Thee" was joined in by the
large congregation. The services were
with a benediction by the Rev. Dr. Morgar.'
The choir then filed out and began a re
cessional hymn, followed by the clergy.
After the services the undertakers assis
tants lifted the casket on their shoulders
and proceeded slowly out of the church,
followed by the pall bearers, members of
the lamily, the President and his Cabinet,
Gov. Hill'and his staff, and representatives
of the army and navy. Meanwhile the
throng outside the church had greatly in
creased in numbers. The arrangements of
the police were made on an elaborate
scale. Over 1200 men in full winter uni
form lined the route and occupied posi
tions where it was thought possible they
might be useful. As travel on Madison
avenue was suspended for over an hour
while the services were progressing, ai d
the avenue was filled above and below the
route with long lines of horse cars and ve
hicles of all kinds. During the services
the gnard of honor, consisting of six bat
teries from Governors Island, the marine
corps and sailors from the Brooklyn navy
yard and tbe United States Steanre:
Tennessee, were drawn up in line on the
west side of Fifth avenue facing tbe
church, tbe right of tbe line resting on
Forty-fifth street. On each side of tbe
church for ten blocks the police were
formed to block
After the casker was placed in the hearse
the cortege, to Choppin's funeral march,
passed slowly between tbe lone line of
police through 45th street to \ anderbilt
ALBANY, November 22.—Tbe train
bearing the remains of ex-President Ar
thur reached Albany at 1:22 o'clock this
At the grave Right Rev. Doane, Bishop
of Albany, recited the beautiful committal
service of the Episcopal church. The
bishop ofi'ered prayer and pronounced the
Several Passengers Fatally Injured.
Pittsburg, November 18. —The Limited
Express, coming east on the Pittsburg,
Cincinnati & St. Louis railroad, due in
this city at G:30 this evening, was wrecked
by a land slide at Jones Ferry, at the out
skirts of the city, and a number of persons
ipjured—two beiüg fatally hurt. Heavy
rains had loosened the earth along the
road, and the conductor of the limited
was notified to proceed carefully. The
train was running slowly—not more than
ten miles an hour, and just as it reached
Jones Ferry a mass of rocks and earth
came tumbling down from the precipice
forty feet above. The first part ot the
train escaped, but a huge mass crashed
into the sleepers, which were in the rear.
The interior of the front sleeper was al
most completely demolished. It was a
Cincinnati sleeper and fortunately had a
smaller number of passengers on it than
any coach that has gone out of Cincinnati
on the limited for months. All of the oc
cupants had arisen and the most ot them
were on the forward part of the coach pre
paring their toilets. Two other sleepers
were also badly wrecked. Immediately
following the accident the women shrieked
and children screamed, while above all
were heard the groans of injured, wedged
in between the berths and rocks, unable to
move. For a moment those passengers
who miracuously escaped ipjnry were so
dumbtounded that they stood motionless.
The sleepers were completely filled with
dust, and it was difficult to determine
which of their number had beeu the most
seriously ipjured. The moment the crash
was heard the engineer stopped the train.
The train started in a few minutes and
the station was soon reached. A lull corps
of surgeons and a company of attendants
were on hand to carry out the injured.
It was found that eight passengers had
been seriously hurt, while probably as
many more had received painful cuts and
bruises. Two will die. David Amheim, of
Pittsburg, and S. A. Bennett, of New York,
are the most seriously injured. The wife
of Lient. Glass, of Fort Bayard, N. M.,
sustained severe cuts.
Girard, Kansas November22—A cyclone
or electrical storm struck Girard at 8:40 a.
m. and passed Jthrough the residence por
tion of the town from the southwest to
the northwest. The path of the storm
was only from 50 to 75 feet wide. All of
the lighter buildings were demolished, hut
the larger and more substantial bnildings
stood the shock without much damage.
The damage will not exceed $8,000. The
Presbyterian church is wrecked. A num
ber of persons were injured. John W.
Herron was blown out of his house and cut
about the head and internally injured and
may die. His wife had her arm cut and
her child braised.
John A. Kennedy had an arm broken
and Mrs. Kennedy was ipjured by a hot.
stove, but will recover.
Mattie Goodsing, aged 16, was ipjured
internally by part of a roof tailing on her.
She is in a critical condition.
Wm. Smith, an aged man, was in his
bouse when it was turned bottom side up
and a vinegar barrel fell on him. His in
juries are serious.
Outside of Girard the damage was
Another Blizzard.
CHICAGO, November 22.— Specials from
Dakota points indicate that the second
blizzard of tbe season set in early to-day.
The storm is coming from the northeast
Portland reports 12 inches of snow and
drifting badly. Jamestown reports passen
ger trains on time but freights abandoned.
At Grafton the thermometer at 9 p. m. was
but 16° above and lalliDg. Fargo reports
four inches of snow but no blizzard. At
Huron the wind at 3 p. m. was blowing 30
miles an hour and the barometer touched
29°, the lowest point noted since the signal
office has been established there. Aberdeen
specials reports Ellendale and Ipswich
trains snow bound and says the supply of
coal in that region is nearly exhausted.
Signal officer Lyons says the blizzard was
general over Montana, Northern Dakota
and Northern Minnesota. In «St. Paul the
weather has been mild with light snows.
Seyere Snow Storm.
Omaha, November 17.—The snow storm
which began yesterday morning continued
all day and night and is still in progress.
This afternoon about a foot of snow fell.
It has been blowing a "blizzard" since early
morning and every railroad is more or less
blockaded. The only trains that arrived
to-day were the Chicago & Rock Island
and Kansas City train. No other trains
were in or out. Travel is entirely sus
pended. The storm is general throughout
Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.
Denver, November 17.—The light snow
which fell in Colorado Monday and Tues
day proves to be much heavier in western
Kansas, and Nebraska. The west bound
Kansas Pacific mail is snow bound at
Brookville since Monday. The east bound
is delayed at Hugo. It is expected through
to-morrow. No Burlington train arrived
since yesterday morning. It is expected
to get through to-night. The «Santa Fe
trains have been out since yesterday. It
is impossible to say when they will get
through. All tbe Colorado roads are open
and running on time. The thermometer
here is 4 2 below zero. Other portions of
tbe State vary from this to 20° below.
The Minnesota Storm.
St. Paul, November 17.—The suow
storm which begun here Monday night
has now (9 p. m.) been raging torty-eight
hours and shows no signs of abatement.
The street cars have not beeu running in
either St. Paul or Minneapolis to day, and
is also a strong electrical disturbance at
and other points in the
trains on all the roads are from three to
six hours late. While the storm seems to
be general throughout the Northwest it is
most violent in Southern Dakota.
A Sioux Falls special says : More snow
has already fallen than during the entire
season of last winter. The wind is blow
ing a gale from the north and is drifting
the snow very badly. Trains on nearly all
the roads are abandoned. Tbe tempera
ture is at zero and is still falling. There
Canton, Eagan
A Canton, Dakota, special says : The
Milwaukee road is lined with dead engines
and a passenger train with 100 persons on
hoard is snowed in near Worthington. Its
occupants are being fed from that village.
New Stamp Mill.
Butte, November 22.—The Blue Bird
company's sixty stamp mill, erected dur
ing last summer at a cost of $300,000,
started into operation to-day. It is the
most complete structure of the kind in the
j ing voice:
Cattle Growers Convention.
Chicago, November 17.—At the Cattle
Growers meeting yesterday a paper on
"Legislation on contagious diseuses" was
read by Elmer Whitburn, and was d's
cussed in ten minute speeches by delegates.
A lengthy report from the resolutions com
mittee on the actions which Congress had
taken on the subject under discussion, was
presented by Dr. Gadsden, and was sup
plemented by speeches from Hod. Janies
Wilson of Iowa, Hon. Geo. Loring, U. «S.
Commissioner of Agricultural, Dr. D. E.
Salmon and Senator Shelby M. Cullom.
Various means of eradicating the cattle
disease were proposed,and Lonng expressed
the belief that an appropriation of $150,
000 by Congress would be sufficient for the
By a vote the extermination of infected
cattle was recommended, and inoculation
with virus of infections diseases was dis
approved of. Legislation in favor of greater
protection for cattle was suggested. The
following resolution was adopted by a vote
of 48 to 38 :
Resolved, That in tbe sense of this con
vention Hatch, the present chairman of
the agricultural committee is responsible
for the lack of proper legislation compe
tent to grapple with the pressing need of
the great cattle industry of the nation.
Chicago, November 17.—The commit
tee on resolutions presented their report,
recommending the adoption of the follow
ing resolutions : Whereas, It has been
fully demonstrated to this convention by
the testimony of professional veterinarians
of the highest ability and experience that
contagious pleuro pneumonia exists in an
active form among certain cattle in the
city of Chicago; and, Whereas, From the
fatal character of the terrible disease and
the difficulty of extirpating the existence
of it nearest the greatest cattle market in
the United .States constitutes a danger to
the chief food supply of the country ; and,
Whereas, The further progress of this dis
ease, causing other states to prohibit the
introduction of cattle from this .State,
threatens an entire interruption of the in
ter-state commerce in this vitally im
portant article of trade and will result in a
loss, the magnitude of which caonot be
expressed in figure«; and, Whereas, It is
the belief of this convention that a dis
ease so dangerous and whose consequences
would be so disastrous and far-reaching
cannot be adequately met and controlled
by the local authorities acting under State
legislation ; therefore, be it
Resolved , 1st, That this convention hold
it to be tbe duty of the national govern
ment to undertake tbe suppression of this
disease. 2d, That this should be done im
mediately in a most thorough and compe
tent manner and without regard to cost.
3d, That Congress should at its approach
ing session and without a day of unneces
sary delay, provide by laws appropriate
machinery and ample funds for this pur
pose. and,
Resolved, further that a committee of
five be appointed by the chair to be known
as a committee on legislation whose duty
it shall be to go to Washington during the
coming winter and endeavor to obtain the
passage of such laws as will accomplish
the above end.
The committee have considered the ad
dress of Dr. Gadsden and endorse fully his
views regarding the summary destruction j
of all cattle diseased with pleuro
pneumonia or that have lieen exposed to
that disease. They f urther endorse his
views with regard to the necessity of
prompt payment for the cattle destroyed,
and they urge on this convention the
adoption of such measures by work of
committees or otherwise as will serve the
above ends in the speediest and most effec
tive manner. The committee further
recommended the appointment of a com
mittee on legislation and one on the duties
of local government towards contagious
diseases of cattle.
They also recommend the adoption of
the following additional resolution :
Resolved, That it is the duty of the
federal State and municipal authorities to
unite in an effort to extirpate the pleuro
pneumonia wherever it may be found by
destroying the diseased cattle and those
having been exposed to the disease, as far
as possible ; purifyiDg all premises in
which disease has existed and adopting
stringent sanitary regulations .with regard
to the management of cattle in feeding sta
Chicago, November 18.—At the cattle
growers convention to-day the following
was adopted :
Resolved, That this convention, composed
of men from more than thirty of the States
and Territories of the Union, representing
the farming and stock growing interests of
the entire country, and especially of the
western States and Territories, hereby de
clare that they cordially endorse the state
ments of Gov. Hauser, of Montana; Gov.
Warren, of Wyoming, and Gov. Stevenson,
of Idaho, in their recent official reports to
the Secretary of the Interior upon the
question of the use and disposition, injury
and injustice to tbe men who are endeavor
ing to create homes and support their fam
ilies under the privations and trials of Iron
tier life; that the broad charges ot fraud,
made to the Commissioners against these
men are not founded in fact ; that the iso
lated instances of fraud present no ground
for the unusual proscription he has declared
against these men ; and lastly, that under
cover of an intention to preserve these lands
for actual settlers he is in reality and fact
investigating and conducting through his
special agents a system of espionage foreign
to our constitution, unworthy of American
citizenship and by the suspicion of illegality
thus cast upon the entries and titles of the
farming classes as a whole, a vast injustice
is done to them by which no public good
is secured or obtained.
In the afternoon a consolidation with
the "National Cattle and Horse Growers
Association," under the head of the "Con
solidated Cattle Growers Association of the
United States, was effected. The follow
ing officers were elected without a dissent
j different States.
President—I) W. Smith, of Illinois.
First Vice President—W. A. Powers, of
j Missouri.
Second Vice President—Elmer Wash
! bnrne.
Third Vice President—Henry E. Alvord,
j Jr., of Massachusetts.
Secretary—A. H. Sanders, of Illinois.
Treasurer—John Clay, Jr., of Wyoming.
An executive committee was chosen, con
| sisting of fifteen members from as mauy
The convention adjourned subject to the
call of the executive committee.
American Humane Association.
Cincinnati, November 18.—The Ameri
can Humane Association was reinforced
this morning by the arrival of a number of
new delegates. Measures were taken to
tender the services of the association a.s an
arbitrator between the railroads and own
ers of the humane stock cars; to memo
i ralize Congress and the President of the
United States in reference to the transpor
tation of cattle ; to provide for systematic
efforts for the protection of birds ; for the
employment of agents to visit the States
and Territories having no humane socie
ties to secure organization and legislation ;
to secure a thorough investigation of the
treatment and condition of cattle on the
western ranges; to provide for the syste
matic policing of stock yards; to secure
uniform legislation for the protection of
children ; to secure co-operation on a finan
cial basis. The legislative committee was
instructed to secure the passage of an act
by Congress, incorporating the association.
Chicago Anarchists.
Chicago, Novemlier 21.—A local Ger
man paper asserts in its issue to-day that
the anarchists of this city have renewed
tlieir agitation and that the calls for
meetings are circulated openly, lor Mon
day evening, the article says, in the hall
on Clybourne avenue. A meeting of the
north side "group" of the International
People's Association was held at which
various plans were discussed. Some of the
persons present thought that on some
stormy night with a few pounds of dyna
mite, the water tower could l*e blown up
and tires started at some dozen different
places With the water works destroyed
the fire department could have no water
and half the city would go up in a blaze,
and in the confusion thus caused the re
organized "groups" and companies of Lehr
and Wehr Verein could easily capture the
Police Captain Schaack says he has no
fear of anything happening at present, and
his men are keeping a sufficiently close
watch on the "groups." He could not tell
what he was going to do in this particular
case, not having aDy authentic informa
tion yet, and if he had he did not think it
best to make his intentions public in ad
Sympathy for the Anarchists.
Chicago, November 17.—At the regular
meeting of District Assembly No. 24,
Knights of Labor, held to-night, resolu
tions were adopted denouncing the recent
trial of the condemned anarchists as hav
ing been conducted unfairly, and sympa
thizing with them in their efforts to obtain
a new trial. The full scope of the resolu
tions are not clearly known, but are l>e
lieved to contain even more radical clauses
than those mentioned. District Assembly
No. 24 has a membership of nearly 30,000,
embracing all the Knights of Labor iu
Chicago and Cook county, except those in
the packing town. No details ot the
meeting have been learned besides the bare
fact of the resolutions passed.
Socialist Parade.
London, November 21.—The socialists
marched to-day from fifteen outlyiug
points to Trafalgar Square. The various
bodies were headed by bands ot music,
aud tbe paraders carried banners bearing
inscriptions. Among the mottoes were:
"By heavens, our rights are worth fighting
for," "Work for all ; overwork for none."
Some men carried phrygran caps on poles.
As the southern contingents crossed West
minster bridge the bands played the
"Marseillaise." The people in the win
dows of the government offices were hoot
ed at. When the paraders passed through
Downing street they hissed Lord Randolph
Churchill. The sight of the horse guard
sentries incensed the mob, which fairly
howled with rage. An officer closed the
gates, and the mob proceeded to the east
end. When speaking began there were
present 5,IKK) socialists, 25,"00 unemployed
workmen and criminals, and 20,000 specta
The speakers included Messrs. Hynd
man, Champion and Burns. At each ol
the five platforms resolutions were adopted
calling upon the people to relieve the dis
tress existing among the workingmen.
A deputation of ten proceeded to Lord
Salisbury's house. They were received by
the concierge, who stated that Lord Salis
bury had gone to the Hatfield house, and
had left no orders. The deputation grum
bled and retired, leaving a copy of the
resolutions adopted by the meetings in Tra
falgar square. The crowds were dispersed
in an orderly manner, but the police after
ward found difficulty in clearing the
square. The mounted police charged and
gradually moved the people. Several ar
rests were made for obstructing the streets
and for stealing and fighting. All is quiet
to-night. The Lord Mayor will form a coun
cil to inquire into the prevailing distress
with a view of affording relief during the
coming winter.
Wholesale Indictments.
Sioux City, Iowa, November 18.—The
Grand Jury returned their report on the
Haddock murder case at three o'clock this
afternoon. The jury returned indictments
against the following persons: John Ar
ensdorf, murder and conspiracy ; Albert
Bismarck, conspiracy ; Henry Sherman,
conspiracy ; Paul Leader, conspiracy ; F.
Münchrath, Jr., conspiracy; Sylvester
Granada, conspiracy : Geo. Treber, con
spiracy ; Henry Peters, conspiracy; L.
Platt, conspiracy : H. L. Leavitt, conspir
acs. These are the ten persons present
when the crime was committed. Two of
whom, Leavitt and Bismarck, claim that
John Arnsdorf fired the 'atal shot. Be
sides the charge of conspiracy the party is
also charged with murder, and the suppo
sition at present is that Arensdorf will be
held without bail and the others in heavy
bonds which, with perhaps one or two ex
ceptions, they will he unable to furnish.
The case will not be reached this term of
court. Of those indicted, Treber, Peters,
Platt and Granada have not been arrested
and their whereabouts is unknown.
incendiary Bandits.
New York, November 17.—A letter from
Havana, dated November 13, says : On
Wednesday last a party of bandits, under
Romero, called at the sugar plantation be
longing to Senor Francisco Pedroso and de
manded $10,000, declaring that if the
money was not forthcoming they would
burn the plantation. Senor Pedroso re
fused to give them what they asked. Four
hours later flames had destroyed not only
the extensive and well cultivated cane
fields but the factories, dwelling houses,
depots, great quantities of corn, lumber,
plows and nearly everything of value on
the plantation.
Iu the province of Cienfuegos a robber
band under Nicolas Espinosa and bis lieu
tenant Malagas have kidnapped Senor Bal
tassar de la Toruente, for whose ransom
they demand $8.000. They also had Sencr
Lucieuo Casanova and the two sons of Mr.
Lombard. Bandits iu the province of
Santa Clara kidnapped the steward of the
sugar estates "Santa Lugarda." He was
afterwards rausorued for $5.500.
Hunter's Point, L. I., November 21.—
Reports received from Sea Cl'ff set forth
the fact that a schooner ran ashore there
yesterday. She is the Long Island, and
hails from Oyster Bay, and has a tonnage
of 130 tons. Before she came ashore the
people of Sea Cliff noticed something
strange. All sail was set, hut the craft
drifted hither and thither until finally she
drifted ashore. A party who boarded her
found that she was abandoned. The after
part of the vessel was besmeared with
blood, while in the immediate vicinity of
the wheele large pools were found, indi
cating that the man at the helm had been
murdered and his body cast into the sea.
She was commanded by Capt. Thomas
Carpenter, an old man, and assisted by
Henry Frank.
Appointed Surgeon General.
Washington, November 18.— Col. John
Moore, of the medical department of the
army, was to-day appointed Surgeon Gen
eral by the President to succeed Surgeon
General Murray, retired. Col. Moore, who
is iu San Francisco, has been directed to
report at Washington immediately.
Base Ball Matters.
Chicago, November 17.—The board of
directors of the National Base Ball Asso
ciation held tlieir annual meeting to-day
and duly awarded tbe championship for
1886 to the Chicago club.
N. E. Y'oung was re-elected secretary for
the seventeenth consecutive time.
Herman Dorsher, expelled hy the De
troit club in 1982 for financial irregulari
ties. was reinstated upon the unanimous
request of the directors.
The charges made by the Chicago club
against Capt. A. A. Irwin, of Philadelphia,
were withdrawn. The charges were with
drawn on condition that rules to prevent a
recurrence of the trouble will be adopted.
The rumors that it was the intention ot
the Pittsburg club to apply for admission
to the League were confirmed by the
unanimous admission of the clob. At the
meeting to day W. A. Nimick and A. K.
Scanbrett were admitted to the Associa
tion as representatives of the Pittsburg
The playing rules suggested by the joint
committee were read and accepted by the
It is rumored that the St. Louis club
tendered its resignation as a member of the
League and that tbe resignation was ac
The disposition of the players has, it is
said, beeu left to a committee of three,
Spaulding, Soden and Stearns, and they
have decided that the players shall be di
vided between the Kansas Citys and Wash
ingtons. The report that St. Louis had
resigned was denied by the League officers,
who also discountenanced the gossip con
cerning Kansas City being denied admis
sion. The denials in both cases were,
however, anything but emphatic.
Union Veteran Legion.
Pittsburg, November 17.—A national
encampment of the Union Veteran Legion
was organized to-day in Grand Army Hall
in this city and the following officers
elected :
National Commander—George B. Chal
mers, of Pittsburg.
Senior Vice National Commander—John
Fox, Council Bluffs, la.
Junior Vice Yational Commander—C. B.
Zimmerman, Youngstown. O.
Quaitermaster—Gen. Frank L. Blair,
Chaplain-in-Chief—Rev. John A. Sanks,
Surgeon General—Dr. J. L. Crawford.
Greensburg. Pa.
Adjutant General—John II. Short, Al
legheny City, Pa.
There are twelve encampments from four
States, with a membership of 3,090 veter
ans, represented at the convention. En
couraging reports were read of intended
formation of encampments in Iowa, Ohio,
Massachusetts, Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas
and Delaware. The Legion is composed of
soldiers, sailors and marines of the Union
army, navy and marine corps during the
war of the -ebellion who volunteered for a
term of three years previous to July, 1863,
and were honorably discharged after ser
vice of at least tw j continuous years or
were at any time discharged by reason of
wounds received during service.
Brntal Marder.
Emporia, Kans., November 22.—A most
unprovoked and fiendish murder was com
mitted in this city this evening at the
residence of S. V. Kundrum, on the corner
of Market street and 9th avenue, about 8
o'clock. It appears that L. D. Collier, a
son of Rev. Robert Laird Collier, of Kansas
City, bad been in the employ of the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway as ma
terial agent at this place. He employed
one J. H. Yarborough to fill his place dar
ing a temporary absence. Upon his re
turn he told Yarborough that he was sur
prised to find that he had neglected his
business. He being then under the in
fluence of liquor he became furiously angry
and struck Collier, whereupon Collier re
turned the blow, knocking him down. The
parties then separated, Yarborough declar
ing that he would shoot Collier. Collier
went to his hotel, where he ate supper,
and from there to his room at the residence
of Mr. Bundrum. Shortly after arriving
at the house a knock was heard at the din
ing room door. Mr. Collier stepped to the
door and upon opening it saw his assailant,
who instantly raised a revolver and fired
upon Collier, the ball evidently taking
effect in or near the heart, kil'ing him
almost instantly. Yarborough is now in
jail. ^ __
New Cattle Yards Wanted.
Denver, November 17. — Prominent
cattlemen here and elsewhere in Colorado
and New Mexico are signing a petition to
the railroad companies covering St. Louis
asking them to give their influence towards
the establishment of stock yards at the
west side of St. Louis. There appears to
be a unanimous feeling among the West
ern cattle growers that the establishment
of yards at this point will tend to dis
tribute shipments and force the Chicago,
Kansas and other dressed beef syndicates
to pay more reasonable prices lor range
cattle, the present prices being so low as to
make the business unprofitable.
Several new associations have joined
the International Range Association, and
indications point to a large meeting here
in February.
Libel Huit.
London, November 17.—The court of
the Queen's bench was crowded to-day
with fashionable and distinguished people,
at the trial of the second action for libel,
brought against Lord Chief Juctice Col
eridge by his son-in-law, Charles W.
Adams. Adams declared that the Lord
Chief Jn8tice wrote a letter explaining to
certain personal friends why he opposed
the marriage of his daughter, Mildred, to
Adams, aud in this letter the alleged plain
tiff endeavored to obtain the daughter's
money by compromising her so she wonld
be compelled to marry him. The publica
tion of this libel, Adams contended, con
sisted in showing thi9 letter to the Earl of
Selborne, then Lord High Chancellor, and
the Earl of Iddealeigh, the Secretary of
State lor Foreign Affairs, who were in
duced to act as referees in tbe settlement
of the other action for libel, based on the
Lord Chief Justice's letter to his daughter,
endeavoring to dissude her from marrying
the plaintiff by making severe attacks on
his personal character. During the hear
ing both the Earl of Selborne and the Earl
of Iddesleigh occupied seats on the bench
Coni Miners' Strike.
Pittsburg, November 19.—At the con
ference of the Counelsville coke operatives
and their employes this afternoon the oper
atives refused to grant aDy of the demands
except the one asking for a small advance
in wages to pay for sharpening the tools.
This proposition was rejected by the
miners and the meeting adjourned. Sub
sequently the miners' committee offered to
submit the questions to arbitration, but as
a number of the operatives had left for
their homes action was postponed until to
morrow. Secretary Miller, oi the Miners'
Association, says that if the operatives re
fuse to consent to arbitration, a strike of
12,000 coke workers in the Qpnnellsville
region will be ordered at once.

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