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FRIGHTFUL r. r. collision.
Nineteen Persons Killed and .Many \\ onnded---The Piled tip Cars Take Fire and Bodies De« vonred by Flames—Mail Bass also Burned. Tiffin, Ohio, January 4.—A last train on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad at an early hour this morning collided with an east hound freight near this city, wrecking both trains. Nineteen bodies have been taken from the wreck, and many more are injured. Three coaches were burned. Physicians have gone to the scene from here. The weather is very cold, mercury standing at about three degrees below zero. The fast train on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad which left New York about 9 o'clock yesterday for Chicago with live coaches and four sleepers, all well tilled with passengers, collided with an east bound freight seven miles east of this city about 4 o'clock this morning. The fast train was about fifty minutes late and was running at the rate of sixty miles an hour. Passing Republic, a small station, like a liasb. the train rushed along to a curve one mile east of town, when suddenly the engineer saw the freight train under full headway w ithiu 100 yards of him. lie at once applied the brakes and reversed his engine, but it did no good, and the next moment the crash came, telescoping the coaches and piling them on each other. To add consternation to the horrible scene a tire broke out in the smoking car and soon spread to the other cars. Many were killed outright, while others were wedged in among the broken cars. Slowly the cars were consumed. The screams ot the wounded and dying were heartrending, but no assistance could be given until farmers in the vicinity, awakened by the crash, came and worked like heroes to save the perishing. At this writing nine teen dead bodies have been recovered, and they lie burned and disfigured in the snow beside the track. Help was sent from Re public and this city as soon as the news was received. It is a fearful sight, and re calls the Ashtabula horror of the winter of ls77. It is impossible to give the names of the killed and wounded at this time. The cause of the disaster is as yet un known. One of the passengers of the ill fated train says: At 2:1.1 he was awakened by being thrown violently from his berth. The train collided with an east bound freight, which had got stalled a mile west of Republic. The engineer and fire man of,,the freight leaped and saved them selves before the collision. The engineer of the express had a leg broken and sus tained a severe wound on the shoulder. His fireman was caught between the en gine and tender and died in a few minutes. The two engines were utterly wrecked and the coach telescoped into the baggage car. The two sleepers did not leave the track. The telescoped cars caught tire and the passengers imprisoned in the wreck shrieked in agony as the liâmes enveloped them The uninjured passengers and resi dents of the neighborhood set to work to aid the wounded passengers and all who could be rescued from the wreck. The baggage man was thrown through the root of the car. The express messenger was killed. Among the passengers in the sleeper were Mrs. Fisk of Joliet, Illinois, sister of Gen. Logan, and her son Charles. The shock was so terrific that farmers in the neighborhood took it to be an earth quake. In the confusion of the wreck a hot dis pute arose among the trainmen as to the responsibility of the disaster. It appeared that the freight was running on the time of the express. The engineer was heard to remark that he had left the last siding with only thirty pounds of steam and on the up grade east of Tiffin his engine went back on him and the train was stalled. No danger signals were sent out and the ex press running at full speed down grade and around the curve had no warning of the impending disaster. Toledo, Ohio, January 4. —The total number of passengers in the wrecked train was 65. Ten dead bodies have been taken ont. The remains of the dead as far as identified are as follows : T. C. Bart ley, Wm. Frederick, of Washington ; the fireman of the express, Jos. Osteman and two sons, of Martinsburg, W. Va.; Mrs. Osteman and two other children were saved. The smoker was entirely consumed and all the passengers in it were killed. All the mail and express matter was de stroyed. About a dozen of the wounded have been taken to Republic, where they are being cared for by the citizens. Tiffin, January 1.—It is now estimated that twenty-two persons were burned to death in the train wreck. Chicago, January 4.— The B. & O. long delayed wrecked train did not arrive at the depot here until 12:30 this morning. One of the first men to be helped oti' was Harry C. Forester of Chicago. His head ;.was bandaged and his left arm wàs broken. No | sooner bad he alighted from the coach than a burly railroader grabbed him. The j wounded man was hustled into the bag- | gage room and left there, while the rail- j road man stormed at the reporters and yelled to Forester not to say anything to ; them. Forester nearly fainted from ex- | liaustion. but at a late hour was taken I away. He escaped almost miraculously < lrom the wreck, being one of the four men ' who was not killed in the smoking car. | The seat on w hich he was dozing was Î thrown through the roof of the car. carry- I ing him with it. Though fearfuliv in- ! jured he managed to crawl away from the j lire and was taken in charge of by the rail- I road officials. None of the other wounded j passengers were brought here. Fred Betzold, a lumber dealer at Rush ville, Nebraska, was another one of the four men who escaped from the fated smoking car. Betzel was found with his legs fastened between two seats. By the greatest exertion he dragged them out and crawled from the car. A passenger who was unable to free himself seized Betzold and nearly prevented his escape. He could do nothing lor the imprisoned man who sank back and was burned alive. Cincinnati, January 4.—A Tiffin special to the Commercial Gazette reports a di versity of opinion regarding the cause of the R. R. accident. The reports agree that there was carelessness on the part of the railroad employes, but whether the blame should attach to the freight or passenger crew is a matter of conjecture. A thor ough investigation will be made. Coroners have taken charge of the dead. The Com men ini Gazette correspondent says that out of the 13 passengers in the smoker not one escaped. Mar« land Shocked. Baltimore., January 3.— Dispatches were received in this city this morning from Westminster, Frederick, Emmetts burg, and other towns in Western Mary laud stating that the inhabitants were con siderably excited over violent shocks and loud rumblings which had awakened them from sleep and continued from 11:30 last night till early this morning. No damage was done so far as can be learned, but as the country is mountainous the people are apprehensive of grave trouble. Congress man Shaw, who lives at Westminster, says he was awakened by what seemed like the blasting of rocks, and pictures were shaken from the wall in other houses. He heard two distict shocks in rapid succession. The mercury at Westminster is four degrees l>elow zero this morning. an an 9 a I j ; : | j | j ; | I < ' | Î I ! j I j ! i \ ! ANOTHER HORROR. Fatal Collision on the Boston & AI« bnuy Road --Four Killed nnd Ten or .Vore Seriously Injured- Rodies and Mails Burned. Springfield, Mass., January 4.—The Modoc passenger train on the Bos, °° * Albany road, from Albany, which should bave arrived here at 3 this morning, was î badly wrecked west of Springfield. It is • thought the train collided with a freight train. One passenger was burned to death and one sleeping car burned. Several peo ple were badly injured. Later reports say two pâmons were killed, one being burned to death, and ten or more seriously injured. Fourteen first class Chicago Sc Western mail pouches and 73 pouches of second-class matter were en tirely burned. These contained much reg istered matter and were destined for all parts of the Eastern States and New Eng land. The mails which were saved will lie brought to this city. Two sleepers were on the train and one of them was entirely consumed. Springfield, Mas»., January 4.—The following is a list of the injured : Charles S. Packard, a printer, of West field, probably fatally injured. Mrs. Jane Jenks, of Troy, badly bruised. Mrs. F. M. Chandler, of Troy, severe sprains and injured ankle. Marcus Smith, of Springfield, cut about the legs and fingers. James B. Childs, of Syracuse, bruised and badly cut about the knees. Francis E. Thompson, of Campello, Mass., hurt about the bips. T. and Emiline Dwyer, of Honolulu, badly bruised and cut. Mary Zurino, of Honolulu, fieeh wound on side of face. E A. S. Whitford, of Providence, badly ; bruised. Mrs. Whitford, badly bruised. Leslie Worden, of Springfield, terribly cut on the leg. John Sanders, of West Springfield, cut on forehead and shoulder dislocated. Conductor G. A. C'hapin, bruised on head and face. R. Rawson, of Mount Hope, Ks., cut on light leg and ankle dislocated. Chas. H. Clark, colored, of Windsor Locks, Conn., cut and bruised. Charles Van Wick, of Stowport, N. Y., teeth knocked out and scalp torn. Mrs. Jenks and daughter and Mrs. Chandler, of Troy, were on their way to Ludlow with the body of Mr. Jenks, which was burned. Terrible Accident. Chicago, January 2. —The Inter Ocean'» Fort Wayne. Ind., special says: At eight j o'clock this evening the fast express, bound ! ea;J. underj high speed, struck a sleigh containing twenty young people, who were j crossing the track of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago railway, two miles east | cf this city, cn route to a country residence | to attend a dance. Mi3s Lizzie Lepper, aged, 23, and Miss Lena Minecker, aged 17, were instantly killed. Miss Lottie Dix had her leg broken. Miss Emma Shuler also had her leg broken. Miss Gusta Heine's back was badly ipjured. Miss Lizzie Weibke and Belle Bishop were badly bruised and are suffering lrom nervous prostration. The team was being driven by Byron West rum. who saw the train approaching rapid ly and was implored by the gentlemen to stop, but did not heed them. The gentle men jumped oui, but the ladies did not succeed in doing this until too late. The scene just after the accident was heart rending until a relief train was promptly sent to the scene with a corps of sur geons. and the dead and wounded were properly cared for. Railroad Accident. Galveston, January 2. —A special to the Xçtes from San Antonio says : Officials and employes of the Southern Pacific rail road refuse to give any information con cerning the collision last Friday evening of a freight train and constroction train in a deep cut near Devil's river. Twelve or fifteen lives were lost, nearly all the per sons killed being Mexicans. The names of the killed could not be ascertained, as the men connected with the road refuse to give any information whatever. Four or five dead bodies from the wreck were brought in last evening, and several of the maimed passed through en route for Columbus for treatment at the railroad hospital. When the trains collided they canght lire and two cars and one locomotive were burned. The most ipjured received thtir injuries by being burned. * A Boy's Suicide. Cincinnati, January 4— W. W. Work ins, a boy 17 years of age, employed by Jacob Peakes, a printer, as collector, was to-day charged by his employer with har ing embezzled money. The boy promptly acknowledged it and asked that his father be sent for to make it good. While wait ing for the father to come (Mr. Peakes having left the office) young Workins swallowed some prussic acid and in less than two minutes was dead. The boy had no had habits, and is said to have used the money in buying books and skates, j His father is a resident of Bond Hill and i would readily have made good the deficit, j The boy had two vials of poison in his j pockets. Suicide. Denver, December 29.—A Las Yegas ! Hot Springs special to the Times says Capt. A. E. B. Sparrow, of London, Eng land, committed suicide here yesterday. He came here in June last and invested $75,000 in a bogus cattle company. The investment proved to be an entire loss and left bim without means of support, which so humiliated him that he ended his exist ence by a pistol shot. Just before the fatal act he was walking on the veranda at his hotel in company with a lady and seemed unusually cheerful. Parricide. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, December 30.—A Springville special to the Republiean-Chron iclc says : Isaac Bickel, a farmer living 12 miles north of Buffalo creek, was murdered by his son Ira, 18 years of age. The lather protested against the boy's attending a dance when tbe boy. angered, brained him with a club. He made no resistance to arrest. Deadly Affray. Denver, December 30.—The Actes' Pueblo special says : A terrible, bloody affray took place this evening among some Italians gathered at an Italian dive kept by one Mambuco. adjoining the Union avenue bridge. A party of them were gathered around a table, gambling, when one named Gaeteno Delisa, fancying him ~---, sell cheated, jumped up. drew a revolver j and commenced shooting. He tired five shots, the result ot which is one man dead am. two dangerously wounded. The one now dead is 1 aseala series, who was shot in the left main artery, which was severed and he bled to death. His father, Felica.' was shot in the neck and will probably die. Petert Shultz was shot in the mouth, the bullet lodging in the back of his neck. Alter Itbe shooting Delisa ran away and has not been captured. should not be needlessly alarmed, and ap pre hensive 01 'the effect upon bim ol learn John Koach Uïitis. NEtvïOEK, January 3.-It has been known for some weeks that John Koach the great ship builder, has teen confined to bis residence in gradually failing health, According to bis own desire that his Iriends ing the real nature of the disease from which he is suffering, his family and phy sicians have been reticent in regard to his condition. Mr. Roach, however, now realizes fully the impossibility of recover ing, and the reason for concealment no longer exists. In view ol this fact a repre sentative of Mr. Roach s family to-night made the following statement of his con dition : "Mr. Roach is beyond the reach of medical help save in alleviating his sufferings, which have long been intense. j Hj s disease is epithelimona, and its de j ve lopment has been very similar to the j case ol - General Grant, the location, how j evef) hieing the roof of the month instead : 0 p t ^ e throat. All efiorts to arrest its pro : j ! i . j ; j ! gress have failed, and only his powerful constitution has sustained him so long. He has never seen a well day since his en tire nervous prostration consequent upon his assignment eighteen months ago. From that crushing blow he could not rally, and cancer began to develop last January. In March an operation was performed in the hope that the disease might be eradicated. In the summer the trouble returned, and it became evident to the physicians that there was no hope. Mr. Roach is now failing gradually. His agony is onlj' re lieved by anodynes. New York, January 1.—The condition of John Roach is aliout the same to-day. He passed a comfortable night. Isthmus Intelligence. Panama, January 3. —The canal work is progressing and contractors are satisfied, although they are working against diffi culties in consequence of the tail end of the rainy season and the celebration of the December holidays. The sanitary record is good. The new customs laws published in the Panama Gazette is of interest to merchants. Two ot the articles are of special interest, one of these absolutely prohibiting the im portation of can«s, umbrellas, or other ar ticles which conceal knives and swords, while the second prohibits the importation by private individuals of any article which by its nature or designation serve as an in strument of war, ar foi farming or equip ment of troops. A law has been passed by the assembly at Bogata monopolizing the sale of salt in Panama. The exclusive right to sell this article will be granted to the one who will pay the highest price for it. The collection of the salt tax in the capital, Santa Fe T)e Bogota, whence the law emanated, was the cause of riots during the last century in this city which subsequently led to the great revolution which culminated in the liberation of Spanish-America from Spain. Sandwich Islands Revenue. San Francisco, December 30. —Hon. W. M. Gibson, Prime Minister and Minis ter of Foreign Affairs for the Hawaiian government, lieing asked by the Associated Press about the présent financial condition of the kingdom, has sent from Honolulu the following statement : The annual revenue, which is about one and a half millon dollars, this year will, owing to an amendment of the tax enstom laws and the improved methods of assessment, be raised next year to over two millions. The present bonded indebtedness of the king dom is one million and seventy thousand dollars, and that will be increased nine hundred and thirty thousand dollars, mak ing in all two millions under the loan just made. The obligations of the Hawaiian government to Claus Spreckles on account j of the special loan, as also his private loan to the king, have been paid off. The sugar crop of the Island for the present year is estimated at over 100.000 tons. The Royal Palace is now lighted by electricity. Honolulu shortly will lie lighted with electric lights. The King will send a Minister Plenipo tentiary to King Malieton of Samoa on the next outgoing steamer. Wedding in High Life* Cleveland, December 30.—At Norwalk, Ohio, this evening Miss Mary ShermaD, daughter of N. G. Sherman, of that place, was married to Burchard A. Hayes, son of ex-President Hayes. Minnesota Governorship. Minneapolis, December 30. —Mayor Ames said to a Journal reporter to-day "I certainly will contest the gubernatorial election if I can get my case into the supreme court, and I guess I can. My first step in the contest will lie to make an application for a writ of quo tearranlo , which will make McGill show by what right be lays claim to the chair, and a re count will then be demanded. I shall take oath as Governor on Tuesday next. Prompt Justice. St. Louis, January 4. —At 2 o'clock the grand jury handed in their indictments against the accused San Francisco train robbers. That against Wittrock was for robbery in the first degree. That against Haight for being an accessory before the fact. That against Weaver for being an acces sory after the fact. The prisoners were immediately arraigned before Judge Nor milla, pleaded guilty to the charges and were at once sentenced—AVittrock and Haight to seven years and Weaver to five years in the penitentiary. The prisoners will at once be taken to Jefferson City. British Cabinet Affairs. London, January 4.— The Cabinet Council has been postponed till Saturday, as Salisbury finds progress in the recon struction of the cabinet impeded by party jealousies over Goschen's appointment. The whole influence of the Carlton Club is exerted to persuade Lord Iddesleigh and Yiscount Cross to remain in office. Lord Iddesleigh pleads that he is in ill health and unable to sustain the fatigues of the Foreign office, and he will persist in his determination to retire. Yiscount C^oss is uncertain as to what he shall do. The only positive result announced to day is Earl Northbrook's consent ta join Mr. Goschen in the construction of the cabinet. It is not yet decided what port folio will be given to him. Tho Conservative opposition is mainly ~ ---d Northbrook, partly because he is suspected of sympathizin'* with Mr. G ladstone and partly because he has been hostile to Lord Salisbury's foreign directed against Lord Northbrook, partly --------,-------------------,---- 0 lulcl „ u and Indian policy when Lord Salisbury was in office in 1875. Lord NorthhrnoL Lord Northbrook resigned the \ ice Royalty to India because he differed from Salisbury regarding the latter's Afghan policy. Il Mr. Goschen insists on nominating two cabinet colleagues [the Conservatives will prefer the Marquis of Lansdown and Earl Morley. 1 Tar,« .Revenue SEW York. January 4.-A npec.nl to the Tost says : A movement is in progress 1 among the southern men who are m favor j of a redaction ot the surplus to torn a j j ; j J I | j j J combination by which the taxes upon fruit brandy and tobacco and its manu factures shall be abolished, and there is some expectation that Randall will co operate in this scheme. It is also said by Democrats who ought to know that Mr. Morrison, during the holiday recess, has become convinced that it will be expedi ent for him to move again to consider the revenue bills, and that it is probab'e that he will have a larger vote than he had before. The fact that two New Eng land Republicans, nearly every interest of whose constituents is protected, voted for Morrison's motion, it is ascertained, has had a very considerable efi'ect upon west ern Republicans, who, while they have consistently voted with the protectionists for protection's sake have recently stated that if New England Congressmen can afford to break ranks upon this subject there is no reason why western men, the industries of whose section are practically without protection, should not also exer cise their independent judgment. A prominent New England Congressman who voted against Morrisons resolution says he has discovered that this feeling is quit# prevalent in certain sections of the West and he is apprehensive that if Morrison shall again make his motion the result will be different. It is now definitely known that Randall s plan is a total re peal of the internal revenue tax. which would involve for the full fiscal year a di minution of the receipts by $120,000,000. which is at least $20,000.000 more than the expected surplus for the fiscal year. It appears that a combination has been formed among the southern Democratic Congressmen which is known among them selves as the Southern Revenue Reform Organization, which dates its formal ex istence from a meeting of the Congressmen of Virginia, North Carolina. South Carolina and Georgia, held here early in December, and of which Mr. Cabell, of Virginia, was made chairman. Its object is said to be to secure the abolition of the internal revenue tax upon tobacco and all its manu factures and on fruit brandy. This would effect a reduc tion in reve nues of aliout $30,009,000, and would be extremely popular with certain parties in the South. This combination has received considerable accesssions during recess, ae cording to inlbrmaiiou which has been re ceived by an officer of the internal revenue bureau, and is a* organization which is in earnest and likely to make itself felt in future deliberations in relation to tariff and surplus. Negotiations, it is said, are now pending between the leaders of this organ ization and Democrats who represent dis tricts in which the great whisky dis tilling interests are located lor the pur pose of ascertaining whether or not some common basis of action cannot be agreed upon. Gossip About Sunset Cox. Washington, January 4. —The Star says : Though the announcement has not been formally made, it is known that Mr. Cox, of New York, is to be appointed to fill the vacancy on the ways and means committee caused by Mr. Hewitt's retire ment. It is expected that he will be a very active member of the committee, of which he may be chairman in the 50th Congress. It is reported that he intends to take an aggressive part in trying to bring about a reduction of revenues this session. In this it is thought that he will act as a friend to the administration, as he is closer to the President than are any of the members of the committee. It is said that he has an idea of bringing about a compromise by which enough votes can be had to take up the consideration of the : tariff question. He and Mr. Mills, of ! Texas, will be rival candidates lor the j ways and means chairmanship in the 50th Congress, and the result will indicate whether it is the disposition of the party to adopt a bold and aggressive tariff policy, or one more conciliatory. II Mr. Cox fails to show a good hand during the two months he will have on the committee this session, Mr. Mills will be before him in tbe 50th Congress if Carlisle is re-elected Speaker, and no one seems to doubt that be will be. In the event of an extra ses sion, and there is a pretty general impres sion that one may be called, the appoint ment of a successor to Mr. Morrison is not so remote. The organization of the next House and the formation of its policy may begin very soon after this session ends. Met and Adjourned. Washington, January 4.—The Senate, soon after reassembling, adjourned as a mark of respect to the memory of Senator Logan. House. The House proceeded to the ordinary business. In his prayer this morning the chaplain referred to the death of Senator Logan in feeling terms. After listening to the reading of several communications the House adjourned in respect to the memory of the dead Senator. Resignation Expected. Washington, January 4.—The Star to-night says : Senator Brown of Georgia will arrive in the city to-night or to-mor row morning. A reporter was assured to day by a party competent to speak on the subject, that Senator Brown, if he resigns at all, will not do so until the meeting of the Georgia legislature next summer. The reporter's informant added that Senator Brown had not determined to resign ; that his health had been improved and the probability of his being compelled to aban don public life in order to restore his phy sical strength had been suggested by the Senator's physicians, but they had not ad vised immediate resignation. Referring to the criticisms that Senator Gordon brought upon himself by placing his resignation in the hands of the Gover nor instead of submitting it to the people a Georgia Democrat, who gave the facts to the reporter, said: Senator Brown will profit by the experience of Gordon and will wait until the legislature convenes to re sign. Mean time if his health improves or if he has reason to believe that he can re tain his seat without positive injury to it, he will not resign at all. Nevada U. S. Senator. Carson, Nev., January 4. —The Repub lican legislative caucus to-day selected Wm. M. Stewart as the nominee for U. S. Senator. Balloting for U. S. Senator will take place on Tuesday next, and as the legislature is Republican Stewart's election is assured. j j New York Legislature. Albany, January 4.—Both branches of the Legislature assembled to-day. Jas W. Hasted ( Ren t was elerred »n*«L-crnr u,« Husted (Rep.) was elected Speaker of the Assembly. Shaken Up Again. Charleston, January 4.—There was a smart shake here at 6:47 o'clock this morn ing and two sharper shocks at Summer ville at 6:50 and 7:50. No injury. Stocks. New York, December 29—Government bonds quiet and steady. Stocks were ac tive and strong and almost without reac tion from the first few minutes till the last hour. Before noon the activity and ad vances were again renewed and lasted un til two p. m., when a considerable realiza tion of profits caused a slight decline and the market closed barely steady, but close to the liest figures ol the day. Live Stock. Chicago, December 29.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 8000 ; steady ; shipping steers, 9.10 to 1500 pounds, 3.2505.121 ; stockers and î feeders, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Texas cattle, 2.2503.40. Sheep—Receipts, 4000; active and 15 higher; natives, 2.5005; western, 2 70© ! 3 80 ; Texans, 2 2003.50 ; lambs, 4©6. Chicago, December 30.—Cattle—Re ; ceipts, 7000; active; 5010 higher; ship I ping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 4.250 î 5.121 ; stockers and feeders, 203.90; Texas cattle, 2.2503.40. Sheep—Receipts, 4000; firm; natives, 305; balk, 3.7504.40; western, 2 500 3 90 ; Texans, 203.40 ; lambs, 405.50. Chicago, January 3.—Cattle—Receipts 12,000 ; active but 10015c lower. Ship ping steers 3.5005.121 ; stockers and feeders 2.2003.75; Texas cattle 1.75© < 0 . Sheep—Receipts 5,000 ; steady; natives, common to extra, 305.2.1; western 2.75© 3.75; Texans 2.5004 ; lambs 4.2505.40. j Chicago, January 4.—Cattle—Receipts 8,000; steadier; shipping steers 3.5005; j stockers and feeders 2 5003.75 ; Texas j cattle 2.2503.25. Sheep—Receipts 5,01K) ; weak and 25cts. ! lower than last week. Natives 3.5005.371; western 3.2504 75; Texans 2.2503.7.>; lambs 405 25. Cattle Market Review. New York, January 3.—The Drover » ' Journal, in its annual review of live stock? shows an increase in the receipts for the ' past year of 58,382 cattle, 0,192 sheep and 8,243 horses, with a decrease of 208,774 j hogs. The receipts of everything but hogs were the largest on record. Receipts of ; range cattle were 320,820 Texas and In I dians, an increase of 22,751, and 240,675 Wyoming, Montana, etc., an îucrea» of ! 38,655 over 1885. Clearing House Report. Boston, January 2.—Spec ial dispatches to the Post from the managers of the lead ing clearing houses of the F ni ted States show that the gross clearings for the week i ending January 1st were $811,614,886, a decrease of ; per cent from the correspond ing period last year. Issuance of Silver Dollars. Washington, January 3.—The i«uance of standard silver dollars from the mints during the week ending December 30th was $511,666. During a corresponding period last year $476,684 were issued. The shipments of fractional silver coin during December amounted to $637,405. The coinage at the mints during December amounted to $4,814,252, of which $2,550, 261 were standard dollars. Assignment. Cincinnati, January 4.—Late this af ternoon Weatherby, Stevens it Co., dry goods merchants at No. 116 West Fourth street, made an assignment to James Mc Gienn. Their liabilities are estimated at $155,000 with assets valued at $138,000. The firm is one ol long standing and one of the most prominent in the retail drygoods trade of the city. • Railroad Earnings. New York, December 30.—The state ment of the Lake Shore & Michigan South ern railroad was presented at the directors' meeting to-day for the year ending Decem ber 31,1886. December (partly estimated) shows net earning of $6,117,481, against $4,845,969 in 1885, an increase of $1,271, 512; interest, rental and dividends on guaranteed stock, $3,715», 135, against $3, 867,456, a decrease of $148,321 ; surplus earnings, $2,398,346, against $978,713 in 1885, an increase of $1,419,346. Railroad Freights. New York, December 30.—Commis sioner Fink has issued the following cir cular, to take effect on Monday, January 10, 1887 : East bound rates on dressed hogs will be on the following basis: Chi cago to New York, in common car, carloads 60 cents; in refrigerator cars, carloads, when loaded with dressed beef, 65 cents. Railroad Dividends. New York, December 30. —Directors of the Lake Shore and of tbe Michigan Cen tral to-day declared a dividend of 2 per cent. The Canada Southern declared a dividend of one and one-half per cent. Officers Installed. New York, January 1.—Mayor-elect Hewitt and the other municipal officers who were elected in November last were formally installed to-day, but without special ceremony. Michael's Marriage. San Francisco, December 30.—Michael Davitt was married to Miss Mamie Yore in Oakland this morning. Sentence Commuted. Washington, January '4.—The Presi dent has commuted to five years imprison ment the death sentence of John W. Par rott, an Arkansas convicted murderer and sentenced to be banged January 14. He made the following endorsement on the application for Parrotts pardon: *T am not quite willing to pardon absolutely this convict, after his conviction of murder and after a denial ot a motion for a new trial, i based substantially upon all the papers now before me. I am entirely satisfied that be ought not to suffer the extreme | penalty of the law, but I do not think that when he killed Elder McAdams he was ''driven to the wall" by the attack of his assailant, as makes clearly an excuse for the taking of life. I do not think the con vict invited the attack, but in considering an application for his pardon I cannot over look the fact that he armed himself and went to a place where the man who had threatened to kill him before night w as likely to be. On the belief that the prisoner should be punished for the part he took in this homicide, and that he is i gnilty of a crime much less than mnrder, I have determined to commute his sentence to imprisonment at hard labor for a term of five years. Gen. Mile;»' Headquarters. Washington, December 29. —General Miles called at the War Department to day and had an extended interview with Secretary Endicott. 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