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Particular» in Regard to the
Asiatic Scourge.
New Yokk, September 23.-The steam
ship Alesia, which arrived last night
from Marseilles and Naples witk 600 pas
sengers, has the Asiatic cholera on board.
Kight of her passengers died on the pas
^e, and on her arrival at guarantee the
health officer found four cases aboard. He
has sent the Alesia and her passengers to
West Bank in the lower Bay. The Alesia
left Marseilles August 30th and Naples
September 3d. She is consigned to James
X Elwell & Co.
On September 12 Luigi Maria, a steerage
passenger, aged 23 years, was taken sick
and died on the 15th. Paul Antonio Bild
yaria. another steerage passenger, aged 36,
was taken sick and died on the same date
Septemlier 15th). Jean Fenevolin, a
sailor, aged 40, died on the following day,
in less than twenty-four hours from the
time he was taken with the disease. On
the 17th Jean Somma, a sailor, aged 30,
was taken sick and died on the 19th.
Serafin Delis, aged 21, a steerage passenger,
died on the 18th. Anna Veltri, a steerage
passenger, aged 47, died on the 21st.
Francisca Matteo, aged 41, was taken
„jck before comiDg aboard and died on the
•J2d, probably of bronchitis. Maria An
tonio Scala Veno, aged 59, was also ailing
at the time of coming aboard and died on
the 22d, though without any symptoms of
cholera. All were buried at sea. The
s-hip is now in Lower bay. The sick pas
sengers will be transferred to the Swin
burne Island hospital, and all the remain
ing passengers will be transferred to Hoff
man Island for observation.
The ship will remain in the lower bay
until she has been thoroughly fumigated
and cleansed. The quarantine board think
they are fully able to grapple successfully
with the exigencies of the occasion.
Washington, Sept. 23.—Surgeon Gen
eral Hamilton of the marine hospital ser
vice, has received a dispatch lrom New
York confirming the press report of the ar
rival there of the steamship Alesia, with
cholera on board. The telegram merely
announced the facts in the case as publish
ed without rnakiDg a request for govern
ment assistance, and it is thought the
quarantine authorities of New York feel
confident of their ability to stamp out the
disease without asking help.
New York, September 23.—The general
agent of the Fad re line, J. Terkmle, was
notified of the existence of cholera, and
the quarantine commissioners, Mr. Terk
nile and K. S. Miller, secretary of the
quarantine commission, at once proceeded
to quarantine. An extended examination
by Health Officer Smith resulted in the
discovery of lour additional cases on board,
which bad apparently developed during
the day. The ship was at once ordered
down to the lower bay. The sick were
conveyed to the hospital on Swinburne
Island, and the remainder of the 561 steer
age passengers were transferred to the
hospital at Hoffman's Island. Three of
the cabin passengers on board, together
with thirty-five surviving members of the
crew, were also transferred to Hoffman's
Island by the Castle Island transfer boat.
The Alesia sailed lrom Naples at the time
the cholera was raging in that city. Those
who were takeu sick got aboard the
steamer at Naples. It is thought that
some of the easts originally came from
In speaking of his experience at Hospital
Island, Mr. Terknile said he was very much
surprised to see every one so cheerful. On
board of the steamer every one seemed
as happy and contented as possible. The
only persons who were not enjoying them
selves wtre those who were sick or bad
relatives who were suffering. The vast
amount of baggage which is always carried
ou board ot Italian steamers was taken off
the steamer to Hoffman Island. The bag
gage and passengers were placed in one of
the large hospitals and subjected to rigor
ous fumigation with sulphur, and as fast
as the passengers and baggage were lurni
gated they were transferred to the im
mense hospital building. Everything was
done to avoid future ravages of the disease.
The steamer was also subjected to a thor
ough disinfection and cleansing. Secretary
Melon, of tbe quarantine commission, re
turned from Hoffman's Island late to-night.
11a said there were ten of the sick passen
gers of the Alesia sent to Swmburn's Is
land. When he left Hoffman's Island a
woman and two children were sick, sup
posed to Vie in the first stages of the dread
<lisea.se. Deaths among those affected were
liable to occur at any time.
New York, September 23.—President
Bayles, of tbe Board of Health, is not at
all alarmed over the outbreak of the
cholera upon the Alesia. It is too late in
the season, he says, to worry. The depart
ment is in good shape to deal with the
New York, September 24.— J. T. Kuile,
general agent of the Favri line, said this
iuorniDg that he had given orders last
night for three days'provisions to lie sent
to Hoffman A Swinburne's Island?, where
the passengers of the Alesia, which brought
the cholera to this country, are being kept.
He was of the opinion that the passengers
would have to he quarantined lor eight or
ten days, and that after that time there
need he no fear of furlher infection. He
places great confidence in the ability of Dr
Smith and the quarantine officers to pre
vent the spread of the scourge. He said
that the passengers' baggage would have
to he thoroughly fumigated, as considera
ble danger would have tobe feared from
that source.
New York, September 25.—Two patients
died last night and one this morning.
Twenty-three of the pa-sengers are now
very ill. The others are improving.
New York, September 26—One more
case of cholera has developed among the
Italians in quarantine who recently arrived
from Naples.
Double Murder.
San Francisco, September 25.— Word
has just reached here that at Indian valley,
about 200 miles south of this city, Jno.
McArdle and J. C. Bearden were killed
yesterday by Newton Azbell. It appears
that McArdle and Bearden attempted to
file on a land claim previously entered by
Azbell, the two former claiming that there
w as a defect in the latter's papers, and bit
ter disputes arose. Yesterday morning
Azbell went to the cabin built by McArdle
and Bearden and shot the men while they
were in bed. They died instantly. Tbe mur
derer, who is a man ot family and has
hitherto borne a good reputation, surren
dered himself to the officers later in the
day. So far he refuses to talk.
A Bloody Fend.
San Francisco, September 24.—A Pres
cott, A. T., special says : Under Sheriff
Waddell has received word from Tonto
Basin that a fight occurred there on the
18th. Thomas Graham, Joseph Elling
wood and a man named Middleton were
killed on Graham's side, and Geo. Newton
and James Tewkesbury on the Tewkes
bury side. The Graham party were in
ambush near John Tewkesbury's house
and found Tewkesbury on guard. When
the Graham party was discovered a battle
commenced. John Tewkesbury, who was
recently ambushed and killed, was found
ten days later.
Desolation and Great Sutlering.
Galveston, September 22.—A special
to the News from Brownsville says: A
cyclone visited Brownsville last night,
carrying destruction in its path. A heavy
rain accompanied the storm and deluged
tbe country for miles. The loss to property
and crops is very great. Thus far no lives
are reported lost. The village of Santa
Cruz, opposite Brownsville, was entirely
submerged for several hours. The Rio
Grande rose rapidly and raged like a sea,
the backwater overflowing many miles ot
fertile country. The wind reached a
velocity of over eighty miles an hour,
blowing a perfect hurricane for a couple of
hours. The rain tall daring last night by
actual measurement reached ten inches.
The floods did almost as much damage as
the wind. In Brownsville 77 small houses
were blown down and 300 others partially
In Matamoras dozens of houses of the
better class and 200 smaller ones were
prostrated, while from 400 to 500 others
were unroofed.
In the country on the American side of
the river incalculable damage was done.
Countless cattle and sheep have been lost.
Crops of cotton, corn and sugar cane were
completely prostrated and destroyed.
Brownsville, Tex., September 23.— A
telegram several days ago gave notice of
a hurricane southwest of Havana and
moving this way, and for two or three
days the weather indications showed the
approach of a storm. Though the barometer
and tide in the gnlf usually give warning
of coming had weather, this storm gave no
notice of its immediate approach. At 9
o'clock Tuesday evening the norther that
had been blowing for several days increased
in fierceness, with heavy gnsts of rain. In
a short lime the hurricane was on the
town in full force, the wind reaching a
velocity of 78 miles an Lour. All night
long it continued, the howling being
mingled now and then with the crash of
falling houses, the sound of falling trees,
and the rattling of fences as they went
over, or the shouts of those deserting their
crumbling residences or imploriDg aid.
Morning dawned on the scene of desola
tion. The water filled the streets, through
which the roaring north wind drove the
rain like great volleys of small shot, and
fallen trees, ruins of houses and prostrate
fences, all half submerged in water, ren
dered passage difficult and dangerous. At
2:30 p. m. the wind lulled and there was
almost a dead calm. The wind arose at
intervals, but not so severe, until this
morning, when it ceased. The duration of
the storm may be said to have been thirty
five hours. The rainfall was very heavy—
10 40 inches.
The damage in the country outside of
the two cities is incalculable. Countless
head of cattle and sheep have been lost.
Crops of cotton, corn and sugar cane have
beeu destroyed. One rancher on a small
place calculates hi3 loss in cotton alone at
$20,000, and many others are equally heavy
The total losses will be far beyond a
million dollars. In Brownsville the chief
sufl'erers are among the poor. Between
sixty and eighty jackals or cheaper class
of dwellings have been blown down and
fully three hundred have been unroofed
aud rendered uninhabitable. The telegraph
wires from Point Elizabeth have been
blown down and it is not known how
tbiDgs are there. There is great suffering
among the poor, many of whom are with
out resources. The river is again very
high and overflowing its banks.
At Matamoras the narrow streets during
the storm were seas of water, from ankle
to nearly hip deep. Even in the more
central parts of the town the streets are all
encumbered with debris. In the city about
a dozen houses of the better class aud fully
one hundred fifty or two hundred were un
roofed or shattered. The public buildings,
stores and better class of dwellings leaked
like sieves and all afloat.
The unfortunate Lagoon district, south
of Plaza del Capilla, is again inundated.
A large portion of the houses have fallen.
The water is from ankle to waist deep.
From twelve o'clock Tuesday night to
noon yesterday the police, military and
many citizens were engaged in saving the
inhabitants and their effects. The suffer
ing in the town and conutry is generally
Railroad Bridges and Other Property
Denver, Col., September 26. —A special
from El Paso, Texas, says : A most violent
storm has been raging in northern Mexico
for several days. At Souz, twenty-eight
miles north of Chihuahua, a bridge two
hundred feet long is almost completely de
stroyed, together with considerable other
property. All the trains are delayed. The
passengers on the northern bound train
were taken to the raoch of Governor Ter
razos this morniDg, where they were break
fasted aud are being entertained until pre
pared to resume their journey.
Freight train No. 2 going south, when
near Galligo, with two engines ahead and
oue behind, broke in two. The fore part
stopped and the rear part came crashing
into it, totally demolishing two cars and
damaging many others. The train men
were unhurt.
A freight train coming north, when six
miles out from Chihuahua, ran into a wash-
out and landed the eDgioe and three cars
in the flood. Engineer McLane was caught
under his engine, hut got out alive and is
in a dangerous condition. Several others
are reported badly bruised, but noue seri-
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Crops Destroyed by Floods'.
TUCSON, Arizona, September 21.—Citi
zens who have returned from San Pedro
state that all the crops on the bottom lands
between Mammoth and Benson have been
entirely destroyed by floodä. Fields of
growing cane and corn are now- hut a bed
of sand. Such a rush ot waters has never
been known before. It will take years for
the ranchers to recover their losses.
Tucson, A. T., September 26.—The first
through train on the Southern Pacific rail
road left for the east this afternoon and the
first train from the east since the 9th ar
rived to-night. The weather is settled and
no more trouble is anticipated this season.
Ocean Perils.
San Francisco, September 24. —All the
vessels for Atlantic ports which have ar
rived here recently report exceeding rough
weather off Cape Horn, and it is thought
this explains the loDg trips beiDg made by
the ships Seminole and Charmer, which
sailed from New York in May on an ocean
race, and are now one hundred and thirty
four days out.
Texas Sensation.
Houston, Texas, September 26.— Owing
to the reports that 200 negroes are under
arms in Matagorda county and that the
she rills of Matagorda and Hickey
counties are moving on them with
a large posse of white men, the Houston
Light Guards this afternoon received orders
to leave on a special train for the scene.
The uprising of the negroes had origin in
the murder of a negro constable, who had
a warrant for the arrest of a white man.
Parson's Appeal to the American
Chicago, September 21.—A. P. Parsons,
the condemned anarchist, sent for a repor
ter and gave out for publication a long
doenment addressed, "To the American
People,'' and made a special request that
it be published without alteration. He
quotes at length the evidence and rulings
of the Supreme Court. He says that the
speeches credited to him in the trial were
garbled extracts by excited and imagina
tive paper reporters ; that his Haymarket
speech did not excite to riot, and that there
was no connection between his speeches
and the death of «Officer Deegan. He says
the evidence did not show him guilty but
proved his innocence; that he has been
convicted as an anarchist and not as a
murderer. He came and gave himself up
for a fair trial, and appeals to the Ameri
can people to avoid the awful crime of ju
dicial murder. The lovers of justice are
engaged in an effort to thwart the consum
mation of judicial murder by commutation
I of sentence to imprisonment. For this I
thank them, but I am an innocent man. I
( am sacrificed to those who say these men
may be innocent, but they are anarchists.
1 am prepared to lay down my life for
my rights and the rights of my fellow men.
But I object to being killed by false and
unproven accusations. Therefore I cannot
countenance or accept the efforts of those
who would endeavor to procure a com
mutation of my sentence to imprisonment.
Neither do I approve of any further ap
peals to the courts of law, as between capi
tal and its legal rights and labor and its
legal rights the courts must decide with
the capitalist class. To appeal to them
would be the appeal of the wage slave to
his capitalistic master for delivery. If 1
had never been an anarchist before, my ex
perience with the courts and laws would
make an anarchist of me now-. 1 appeal
not for mercy, hut for justice.
After again saying that lie will not ac
cept a commutation of sentence, he closes
by quoting the language of Patrick Henry,
"Give me liberty or give me death."
New York, September 21.—A meeting
under the auspices of the Sons of Ireland,
a new dynamite society, was held at Cooper
Union to-night. Aoout 400 people were
present. Violent speeches were made by
Prof. Mizzeroff, the Russian nihilist, and
others, and an address was circulated declar
ing against constitutional agitation, and ap
pealing for friends to support the Mizzerofi
dynamite college, whose object is to pre
pare young Irishmen to free Ireland by
blowing up London and other English
New York, September 22.—Gen. Prior,
counsel for the condemned anarchists, says
the appeal to be made to the United States
supreme court will attack the constitution
ality of the Illinois law regarding the con
struction of a jury. The Illinois conspir
acy statutes will not enter into the ques
Cinc innati, September 22.—The social
ists last night requested the central execu
tive committee of the Union Labor party
to intercede in behalf of the Chicago an
archists. A vote was taken, and the re
quest was refused by a large majority.
New York, September 23.—Captain
Black had a loDg consultation with Gee.
Pryor to-day, and later took charge of the
anarchists' appeal. He has not seen the
records, but says from Captain Black's
notes he has no doubt they will show so
many errors that the supreme court will
surely grant the writ.
Chicago, September 24.—The death or
der to the Sheriff of Cook county was
handed down by the Supreme Court at Ot
tawa this morning and reached Sheriff
Watson later in the day. The order recites
the substance of the decision in the case of
the condemned anarchists, and the sentence
of death will be put into execution on the
11th day of November.
New York, September 25.—George
Francis Train spoke for the first time in
many years at Webster hall this evening
in favor of the condemned Chicago anarch
ists. He talked in a rambliög maDner for
two hours, most of the time not referring
to the anarchists in aDy way. Johann
Most followed him, hut was careful not to
oifeDd the police present. Mr. Train said
he would speak every night for the anarch
ists families' support until Novembtr 11,
the day of execution. About $200 was
realized to-night.
Chicago, September 26.—Tbe anarchist
Oscar Necbe, under sentence of fifteen years
in the penitentiary, was taken from the
county jail and started for Juliette to
Chicago, Septemlier 26.—M. C. McDon
ald will go into the criminal court to
morrow aDd surrender ex-Warden Yartell
and ex-County Commissioner Van Pelt
into the hands of the law and ask 1er the
surrender of his bonds, aggregating $45,
000 .
Jake Sharpe's Case.
New York, September 26.—The de
cision in the Sharpe case has been affirmed
by the general term. All four of the judges
concur. The case can now he appealed to
the court of appeals, hut Sharpe will be
sent to Sing Sing immediately.
New York, September 2G.—Attorney
Nelson, of Sharpe's counsel, said to-night
that undoubtedly an application for a stay
would be made to tbe Court of Last Resort,
and that Sharpe would Dot see the State's
prison pending the result of that applica
tion. Assistant District Attorney Nichols
said an application for Sharpe's commit
ment would be made at once and he would
doubtless be sent to State prison in 48
hours. ____
Mandamus Granted.
New York, September 22.—Judge \an
Brunt, in the supreme court chambers
to-day, granted the application made in
behalf of the Progressive Labor party
(socialist) for an order requiring the hoard
of police commissioners to show cause why
a mandamus should not he issued to com
pel them to appoint the election inspectors
named by their party in place of those
chosen by the United Labor party ( Henry
George).___ ___
Henry George 'l icket Endorsed.
Syracuse, N. Y September 2G—O.
Preston, the candidate of the Labor L mon
party for Secretary of State, to-day retired
in favor of John Swinton, the candidate of
the United Labor party for the same office.
It is thought the entire Union Labor ticket
will be retired and the United Labor
(Henry George) ticket be endorsed.
Re-elected President.
Binghamton, N. Y., September 26.—
The International Cigar Makers Union to
day re-elected A. Strasser, of Buffalo, presi
dent and chose several vice presidents.
Adulterated Beer.
St. Louis, September 23.—A special from
Washington to the Westliche Poste says:
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
Miller, is going to have the be«r of all the
leading breweries in the country analyzed
by competent chemists and gives as his rea
son therefore tbe many complaints in the
press and to himself against the quality of
the many beers in the market, it being
claimed that they are adulterated with
chemicals positively injurious to the health.
He will procure a sample not from the
brewers but from the retailers and hopes to
be able to show what people drink.
Circular from the Acting Secretary of
the Treasury.
Washington, September 21.—The fol
lowing will be issued by Acting Secretary
of the Treasury Thompson to-morrow :
"On and after this date the government
will purchase daily until October 1,1887,
at the office of the Secretary of the Treas
ury, to be applied to the sinking fund of
the United States, 41 per cent, bonds of
1891 and 4 per cent, bonds of 1907, of the
acts of July 14, 1870, and January 20,
1871, upon the following terms: The 41
per cent, bonds will be accepted at 108 4-10
during the above stated period, and the 4
per cent, bonds duriDg the remainder of
the present month at 125. and from Octo
ber 1 to October 8, 1887 at 124. which
prices include accrued interest to date.
The aggregate amount of both classes of
bonds which will be accepted within the
time above specified is not to exceed $14,
000,000. Offers should state the specific
character of bonds, whether registered or
coupon. No further bids for bonds as pro
vided for in circular No. 9, dated August
3,1883, will be received after this date.
Interest due October 1, 1887, on United
States bonds amounting to about $650,000
will he paid on the 26th inst. without re
Washington, September 22.—The cir
cular published this morniDg, ottering to
purchase fourteen million four and lour
and one-half per cent, bonds, now being
printed at the Treasury Department, will
be distributed this afternoon. The effect
of the publication was made instantly ap
parent at the department by receipts of
offers to sell within a short time after the
door of the department had been opened.
Acting Secretary Thompson was at the
White House and Treasury Department
last night until alter midnight consulting
with the President and financial officers of
tbe treasury relative to the prices to be
offered, the amount of bonds to be pur
chased and other details of the new plans
for releasing some of the treasury surplus.
Several of the treasury officers are of the
opinion that after the first few days there
will not he any considerable amount of
bonds ofiered to the government. But tbe
moral effect of the circular, it is believed,
will be as good as known that the govern
ment stands ready to purchase fourteen
million of bonds and throw that amount
of money upon the market, which will,
they say, tend to reassure timid financiers.
Three million more bonds were pur
chased after three o'clock.
Washington, September 22.—To-day's
total purchases of bonds by the Treaoury
amount to $3,494,700, including $694,700
4} and $2,800,000 4 per cents. Taking into
consideration the fact that the circular
was only issued to-day, the financial
officers of the Treasury are pleased with
the result. It was deemed best not to
make public to-day the names of the per
sons and firms who sold the bonds, and it
is probable this information will not he
furnished hereafter.
Washington, September 23.—The ag
gregate amount of bonds purchased by the
Treasury Department to-day, under the
terms circulated yesterday, were $1,835 650
of which $1,044,000 were four per cent,
and $781,650 four and one-half per ceut.
bonds. A total of $322,700 were ofiered
and purchased after three o'clock.
Washington, September 24.— The ag
gregate amount of bonds purchased by the
Treasury to-day was $1.900,350, including
$522,620 fours and $1,377,700 four and a
half per cents. An application for the
prepayment of interest on $20,000 regis
tered bonds was received at the Treasury
to-day. making the total to date $95,832,
Washington, September 26.—The total
amount of bonds purchased by the treas
ury to-day, under the circular of the 22d
inst., was $1,253,250, of which $1,076,200
were four and a half per cents. The total
amount of money already paid out for
bonds, under this circular is $9,593,423,
which represent $8,184 650 principal and
$1,408,773 premium on bonds These pay
ments are iu addition to purchases of $11,*
565,300 in four and a half per cent, bonds,
under a previous circular. Interest due on
tour percent, bonds amounting to $6,671,
000 was paid by the treasurer to-day with
out rebate.
Arrest ot Mrs. Parsons.
Chicago, September 23*.—Luca Parsons,
wife of the condemned anarchist, was ar
rested to-day. The charge against her is
violating the city oidinance prohibiting
the distributiou of hand bills on the street.
She wa 3 requested by the officer to desist,
but she refused, replying that she was
amenable to laws. A great crowd followed
the policeman and bis prisoner to the sta
tion. There she offered her circulars to
every one, not excepting Police Captain
O'Donnell, continuing to refuse to stop dis
tributing tbe circulars, and she was locked
up. The penalty for her offense is not less
than five dollars.
Chicago, September 24.—Mrs. Parsons,
the wife of the condemned anarchist, was
arranged before Justice Lyons this morn
iDg for relusing to comply with the police
officers warning to desist from violating
the city ordinance against distributing
circulars on the streets. A policeman testi
fied that even on the way to the station
she continued the obnoxious work. In
court Mrs. Parsons assumed the air of a
martyr. She claimed the ordinance was a
dead letter. "I hope," she said, pleading
to the Justice, "you will remember where
my husband is and deal with me as you
would wish your own wife to be dealt with
under similar circumstances." The Justice
said he would continue the case until Tues
day and allowed Mrs. Parsons to depsrt on
her own recognizance. A large number of
the woman's friends were ia the court
Adjustment of Railroad Land Grants.
Washington, September 23.—The Com
missioner of the General Land Office has
completed the adjustment of nine rail
road grants. Out of the whole number of
such grants pending for adjustment three
have been reported to the Secretary of the
Interior aDd the remainder is being pre
pared for transmittal. The Land Office
adjustment in the cases show* that St.
Joseph & Denver City railroad company
have received 22,276 acres of land in Ne
braska outside of the railroad limits, and
that the company would be entitled to
143,959 acres more than it received if there
were lands within its limits subject to se
lection. Nearly all the lands have been
exhausted, and therefore the grant is prac
eally closed. In the other eight cases the
adjustment shows that an aggregate of 1,253,
485 acres have been erroneously patented
or certified in. excess of the amounts due
under the grant, and that the same com
panies have filed lists of selections aggre
gating 1,644,384 acres in addition, making
a total of 2,897,864 acres received and
claimed in excess of grants.
Laud Opened to Settlement.
Minneapolis, September 24.— In re
sponse to an order received from the
General Land office to day authorizing him
to open to settlement all land in the dis
trict within the indemnity limits of the
grant to the Northern Pacific, Register
Cowing, of the Fergus Falls land office, an
nounces that filings will be received on
and after December 1st. In the district
covered by tbe Fergus Falls land office
from 25,000 to 30,000 acres will be opened
to settlement This entire acreage is in
Otter Tail and Douglass counties.
Rescue of tbe Missing Sailor Vincrnt
San Francisco, September 24—Full
details have been received here of the res
cue of a saiior named Vincent, who is the
only survivor of the whaling hark Na
poleon, lost in the Arctic seas three years
ago. The rescue of Vincent was effected
by the United States revenue ship Bear,
as related in former dispatches in an
Indian village near Cape Navarin. Vin
cent was in a deplorable condition when
rescued. The miserable Indian clothing
which partially covered him, was tied upon
his body in order to keep it from falling
off', and his head was shaved in the Indian
style. "When properly clothed and nour
ished the unfortunate man was able to
give a history of his terrible sufferings.
When the whaling bark Napoleon, of
which he was one of the crew, was crashed
in the ice, all hands took to the boats
without procuring provisions of any de
scription. »Soon after leaving the bark the
boats became separated, the one in which
Vincent was aDd another going together.
Each of these boats contained nine men,
who were sometimes on the ice and some
times in the boats for many days.
During this time their food consisted
solely of two small captured seals and the
leather ot their boots. Tbe weather was
bitterly cold, and their hands, feet, ears
and noses became frozen and dropped off'.
When the boats finally reached shore only
five of the eighteen men composing their
crews remained. Of these Vincent was
the only one who was able to walk. Two
of the men who landed died shortly after
goiDg ashore, and the natives reported that
of these two men the surviving one ate
the flesh off' the body of his dead comrade.
Vincent, the mate and one sailor then
alone remained. The two latter succumbed
to death the first winter, and Vincent was
left among the natives. He had lived
with the Indians lor two years, and when
at last succored by Captain Healy he was
a most pitiable spectacle of humananity.
Street Parade in Honor of a Great
San Francisco, September 23.—The
Chinese residents of this city had a re
markable street parade in honor ol a great
idol known as " Tan Wong," recently
brought from China. The parade was one
of Oriental magnificence, but was confined
to the streets and alleys in Chinatown.
The costumes, banners and Oriental wea
pons incident to the parade were brought
from China especially for this occasion.
There were 1,000 Chinamen in line, and
numerous Chinese women, on richly capari
soned horses, the entire column presenting
a blaze of color. The women wore loDg
silken gowns, and at their side walked at
tendants. holding high over their heads
banners of gold. The men iu the proces
sion carried antique war implements, loDg
gilt maces, elaborately carved, swords or
spears, around whose points were coiled
gilt lizards, snakes and flamiDg dragons.
A number of tall banners, which sprang
twenty feet in the air, preceded another
heavily armed battalion, attired in the
brightest yellow, and carrying weapons no
j two of which were alike.
Immediately preceding the mighty Joss,
Ten Wong, was a band of musicians
sounding huge gongs and kettle drums,
while a body of cannoneers followed, keep
ing up a constant fusilade of fire crackers.
Twelve worshipers, clad in light yellow,
carried Tan Wong, who sat in a huge
chair. About him and behind him trod a
warden of priests in loDg, black satin robes,
that touched the ground. They were ac
companied by incense bearers, w hose cen
sers were huDg from the ends of long, red
poles. Following Tan WoDg was a dragon
one hundred and seventy-five feet long, and
described as the most gorgeous ever seen
in America. He was supported by sixty
worshippers. This monster opened its
mouth, writhed its body, and by appliances
known only to the Chinese, kept up a gen
eral outward appearance of being possess
ed of life and as though desiring to devour
the spectators viewing it. The idol will
be placed in the Jass house to day to be
President Cleveland's Tour.
Washington, September 21.—The Pres
ident and Mrs. Cleveland will leave next
Friday a week for an absence of three
weeks in the West and South. They will
be accompanied by no officials, the other
members of the party being the President's
private secretary, Colonel Lamont, and two
personal friends of the President, Mr. Wil
son S. Bissell, of New York, his former
law partner, and Joseph D. Bryan, of New
York, who was on bis military staff while
Governor. He will return to Washington
on October 22d. In passing ail places of
any considerable size, the train will be run
at a very slow rate of speed. At the sug
gestion of the President, the proposed
speech makiDg at the varions places to be
visited has been abandoned, and instead
the important feature in the programme at
each place will be carriage rides about the
cities, over previously arranged routes.
Fastest on Record.
Boston, September 22.—At LynD, this
afternoon, Frank E. Dingley, of Minneapo
lis, lowered all the world's bicycle records
51 to 100 miles, inclusive, in a race against
Knapp, of Denver. A strong wind was
blowing at the time of the start. Fifty
miles were completed in 2 hours, 42
minutes and 39 seconds. From the 51st
mile he began to slaughter all existing
records, makiDg 100 miles in 5 hours, 28
minutes and 441 seconds, 11 minutes and
21 seconds ahead of the English record —
made by Fry, of England, and 25 minutes
and 1 second ahead of the American records,
held by Ives, of Meriden. Conn. This per
formance was on a roadster wheel, while
all previous records were made on full rac
ing wheels.
In Bad Taste.
Chicago, Sept. 22.—Notwithstanding
expostulations by the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union managers, the coming
international military encampment have
decided that milk and coffee fer thirsty
thousands of soldiers are not strong enongh
beverages. County Commissioner Schubert,
it is announced this evening, has secured
the privilege of selling beer and liquors in
side encampment park and will have a
monopoly exceDt at clnb houses. Schubert
pays $10,000 for his privilege. The city
collector has received over twenty applica
tions for licenses to open liqnor stands out
side the encampment grounds.
• Beet Sugar Industry.
New Yore, September 23.— The Tribune
will say : Clans Spreckles, the California
sugar kiDg, arrived yesterday. Spreckles'
trip to Europe was to ascertain how beet
sugar is made in Germany. He intends to
introduce the industry into California and
expects to make the United States the
greatest beet sugar manufacturing country
in the world. In Germany he purchased
thirty tons of beet seed, which will leave
there in December.
Iicnorted Outbreak of the Apache In
San Francisco, September 25.—A spe
cial to the Examiner from Tucson, Arizona,
says: The most intense excitement pre
vails in Ihis city over the reported outbreak
of the San Carlos Apache Indians. A cour
ier arrived at Pantaneat noon to day, noti
fying all '.lie settlers in tbe valley that two
bands had left the reservation and were
marching south. This is supposed to be
Ihe result of the killing of Horton, the post
trader, who was murdered by the Indians
yesterday, and intense excitement prevails
aloDg the valley. The outbreak bids fair
to be of a very serious character. Already
two bands are reported to he out, and if
such is the case the destruction oflife and
property will be great.
The Fskiminzins band will most surely
join forces with the San Carlos Apaches,
and make a force of nearly two hundred
well armed and equipped hostiles. No
news has been received either at Benson
or Wilcox. Many do not believe that the
outbreak is as big as reported, but dread
any kind. Messengers have been sent in
all directions to notify the people to gather
all their stock, and the wildest rumors are
in circulation, none of which can be traced
to a reliable foundation. The people around
Florence are in a great state of excitement,
fearing an outbreak there.
Nogales, Arizona, September 24.—Pri
vate telegrams received here state that
the major portion of the Indians on the
»San Carlos reservation have gone on the
war path. The cause of the outbreak is
not known. So far no one has been killed,
but the depredations on stock ranches have
resulted in much loss, and their trepidity
outrivals past exploits.
The troops in camp north of town have
been ordered to prepare to march, and are
to-night standing on arms. Business is al
most entirely suspended, and the streets
are filled with people discussing affairs.
San Francisco, Septmber 25.—Tele
grams from Arizona with reference to the
reported outbreak are conflicting. The latest
advices, however, state that the report of
an outbreak is without foundation.
Denver, September 26.—A telegram
from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Asso
ciaied Press says: The reported Apache
outbreak in Arizona is not confirmed at
the military headquarters here. On the
contrary, everything is reported quiet on
the southwestern Indian reservation.
Washington, September 26.—The War
Department has been aware far some time
of the threatened trouble on the »San Car
los Indian reservation. The trouble ap
pears to be similar to tbe Colorow uprising,
from attempts by Territorial officers to en
force a civil process on Indians. In the
present case, the War Department is in
lormed, a constable with forty deputies is
endeavoring to serve a process, and it is be
lieved at the department that any attempt
to arrest tbe Indians will result in a gen
eral stampede.
A telegram has been received at the War
Department from San Carlos, dated Sep
tember 23d, stating that Mr. Horton, an
Indian trader, was shot by an Indian scout,
who was afterwards pursued by Lieutenant
Elliott, Chief of Scouts Porter aud some
assistant scouts. A scout was also shot.
Teaching in ludian Schools.
Washington, September 22.— In a let
ter to Gen. Clinton B. Fiske the Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs says the Indian
bureau does not intend to recede from its
position, that no language hut the English
shall be taught in Indian schools, notwith
standing the opposition manifested against
the order. Tbe letter states that the order
does not forbid the teaching of scriptural
or other truths to adult Indians in their
native tongue, but simply forbids teaching
or reading of the vernacular to Indians in
the schools. The Commissioner says: "I
am thoroughly convinced that an Indian
cannot become useful and civilized unless
he is educated iu the Eugiish language.
If the Indian is ever to become a citizeD,
as the laml in severalty act contemplates,
he must know our language, constitution,
laws and people."
Pacific Mail Directors.
New York, »September 26.—The World
will publish to morrow an interview with
Edward Lautenbach, one of the directors
of the Pacific Mail steamship Co , in which
he says that Henry Hart, who in May last
secured a majority in the board and was
elected president, will resign his position
soon ; that two of his adherents in the
board will also step down and out, and
that C. P. Huntington and either J. B.
Houston or Jay Gould himself will he
elected in their stead, thus giving Jay
Gould and his friends control. Mr. Hart's
successor as president has not been definite
ly settled, he says, but that Geo. Gould
will probably be the man chosen. The
World gives this as the reason for the sad
den rise in Pacific Mail to-day,after having
been depressed nearly twenty per cent,
during the last few months in the face of
heavy business and increased earnings.
Commercial Reciprocity.
Washington, September 21. —The De
partment of State furnishes for publication
a memorandum of the agreement between
the United States and Spain for a recipro
cal and complete suspension of all dis
criminating duties of tonnage or imports
in the United States aDd the islands of
Cuba and Porto Rico and all other coun
tries belonging to the crown of Spain upon
vessels of the respective countries and
their cargoes. The U. S. minister at Mad
rid is authorized to negotiate so as to place
the commercial relations between the
United States and »Spain on a permanent
footing advantageous to both countries
Texas Cattle Fever.
Lincoln, Neb., September 26.—A fresh
outbreak of Texas fever has appeared at
Tekamah. Dr. Billings, of the veterinary
department, says that native cattle are
undoubtedly extending the disease to
natives. It has been held heretofore that
only Texas cattle communicated the fever
to others.
Band ot Hostiles Arrested.
Florence, A. T., September 22.— A
courier arrived here at midnight from
Sheriff Fryer's posse, at Dudleyville, and
reported the arrest of Fskiminzen and his
entire band of Indians without any trouble
Wednesday forenoon. At the request of
Lieut. Wason, of San Carlos agency the
examination of the prisoners will be held
at Dudleyville. All fears of trouble are
now allayed.
Railroad Rates.
Chicago, September 22.— The Chicago
& Alton has given the required fifteen days
notice that commencing October 4 it would
make the same rates on dressed beef from
Kansas City and southwestern Missouri
river points as the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul makes under the Hammond con
tract from Omaha and Council Bluffs. The
action of the Alton will necessitate a re
duction in dressed beef rates from Kansas
City and all other Missouri river points by
all the southwestern association lines.
Over Half a Million Dollars Lost.
New Haven, Conn., September 22.—The
failure, which was at first announced as a
mere temporary suspension, has proven to
be one of the worst that has happened in
this section lor years, and the impression
is spreading that the creditors will realize
but little on their paper. One of the most
peculiar features of the failure has been
the extraordinary secrecy maintained,both
by Wheeler and the local banks which are
such heavy losers. The rumors floating
around are to the effect that Wheeler's al
leged branch stores were merely figureheads
through which to raise money. The local
banks hold over half a million of Wheeler's
paper, and it is thought to be nearly a total
loss. Wheeler's social standing was very
high and he was prominent in the church
and Sunday school. A number of addi
tional warrants, it is expected will be is
sued against him at once.
The arrest was caused by the Phœenix
Bank, of Hartford, which discounted a
note for Wheeler two days before the fail
ure. The prisoner was taken to Hartford
where he was arraigned and the case con
tinued, Wheeler being held in $500 bonds,
which were furnished.
Convicted and Sentenced.
Cork, September 24.—The trial of Wm.
O'Brien under the coercion act was con
cluded to-day at Mitcbellstown. The ac
cused was declared guilty and sentenced to
three months' imprisonment. No notice of
appeal from the judgment of the court
was given. O'BrieD, in his speech of de
fense, said the crown was guilty of having
suppressed evidence favorable to him.
The crown had withheld, for instance, the
Dotes made by the head constable of de
fendant's speech. In these notes, he said,
was recorded his statement that the Irish
party would give the land bill fair play.
Continuing, O'Brien justified the Kingston
tenants on the ground that the evictions
against them were commenced just on the
eve of the passage of the land bill, and
thus the attempt was made to defraud the
poor tenants of the benefits the measure.
He admitted that he had advised the
tenants not to give up without resistance,
and that he bad declared that before God
and man they were justified in defending
their homes.
Cork, September 24.—Immediately after
sentence had been pronounced against
O'Brien on the first charge he was placed
on trial on the second charge. This was
of the .same nature as the others. Upon
this he was also found guilty and sentenc
ed to three months imprisonment. O'Brien
appealed from lioth judgments and was
liberated on bail.
Jno. Mandeville, chairman of the Board
of Poor Law Guardian''* of Mitcbellstown,
who was jointly indicted with O'Brien for
using seditions language in a speech made
on the same occasion, was also convicted
and sentenced to two months imprison
ment. Mandeville appealed. O'Brien,
when he emerged from the court room, was
received with an ovation.
Cork, September 21.—William O'Brien
states that in the event of his being sen
tenced to imprisonment he will absolutely
refuse to wear the prison garb or perform
menial offices as a protest against the
treatment of political prisoners as common
Michael Davitt's Mission.
Queenstown, September 22.—Michael
Davitt was interviewed to day by an As
sociated Press correspondent before leaving
for New York. He said his doctors ordered
the journey to brace him up. His visit to
America is strictly of a private character.
He will not make any public appearance
in the United States. The order for the
suppression of the National League will
neither intimidate its members or in the
least degree set back the popular move
ment. It is impossible now to crush it.
That would mean to put in prison three
fourths of the people of Ireland. He looks
with anxiety on the coming winter, be
lieving that the action of the government
will provoke widespread disorder.
Seeking Assistance. '
Lincoln, Neb., September 23.—Secretary
SuttoD. of the Irish National League, has
received advices that Sir Thomas Grat
ton Esmond, M. P., and Arthur O'Connor,
M. P., sailed from Queenstown. They come
as a delegation from the National League
of Ireland to obtain assistance. They will
lecture in the leading cities.
Dublin Riot.
Dublin, September 25.— In Belfast last
night a mob wrecked an inn and pelted
the police with stones. The police were
reinforced and order was restored. Several
league meetings in Clare to-day were dis
persed by the police without icsistance.
Irish Evictions.
Dublin, »September 26.—Bailiff's, accom
panied by a body of police, seized a num
ber of cattle belonging to a family named
Hurly, at Kilbarry, to-day. A crowd at
tacked the officers with stones and pitch
forks. The police charged their assailants
with fixed bayonets and bayoneted several,
but they were obliged to retreat without
the cattle.
Motion Denied.
Washington, September 24.— Acting
Secretary Muldrow to-day denied the mo
tion filed by the Northern Pacific railroad
company, asking a review and reversal of
the departmental decision of August 15th,
1887, m the matter of restoring to the pub
lic domain the land heretofore withdrawn
for indemnity purposes under the grant.
Death of Archbishop Leroy.
New Orleans, September 23.—A cable
dispatch from Chateau Giron, France, an
nounces the death of Archbishop Leroy, of
the diocese of New Orleans. He was or
dained in 1883. His province included
Alabama, Arkansas. Louisiana. Mississippi
and Texas
Washington, September 26 —The Presi
dent has appointed Chas. M. Force, of
Kentucky, to be receiver of public moneys
at Lewistown, Idaho, and Whittaker M.
Grant, of Iowa, to be U. S. Attorney of the
district of Alaska.
. Proclamation.
Washington, September 26. — The
President to-day issued a proclamation
suspending the discriminating duties be
tween Cuba, Porto Rico and the Phillipenes
and all other conntries belonging to the
Crown of Spain and the United States.
Telephone Salt Dismissed.
Boston, September 26.—In the U. S.
Court in Boston a decision was rendered
this morning sustaining the demurrer of
the Bell Telephone Co. against the govern
ment, and the case was dismissed.
Salt Syndicate.
Pittsburg, Sept. 22.—A mammoth salt
company, formed of all the large salt man
ufacturers iu the l nited States, is about to
be formed for mutual protection and to
keep np prices. It will be known as the
National »Salt Union.

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