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Conclusion of the Campaign in the States
Estimates and Claims Put Forth by Both
As to Indiana. New York. Michigan, Ohio
and Other States.
Thorough Preparations for Securing and
Dispatching Eearly Returns,
Visitors to Harrison—Presents
the General and His Wife.
Estimating the Result in Indiana
Indianapolis, November 5. —Estimates
on to-morrow's result in Indiana are wide
ly apart. The Associated Press corres
pondent obtained at a late hour the follow
ing linal estimates by the gentlemen
named :
Chairman Jewett, of the Democratic
State committee: "Indiana will give
Cleveland and Thurman 10,00 plurality,
and Matson will be elected Governor by a
handsome majority.''
Chairman Huston, of the Republican
State committee : "General Harrison will
carry Indiana by 12,000, and General
Hovey for Governor will lie elected."
Editor Morse, of the Sentinel: "My esti
mate is 12,000 for Cleveland and Thur
Editor Halford, of the Journal: "I have
no estimates, but you may say that in my
opinion General Harrison will run far
ahead of the State ticket and his plurality
in the State will be several thousand."
Predictions tor Ohio.
Columbus, November 5.—The claims of
the two State committees as to the result
in tins State are very far apart. Each
claim it for its own candidate by a big
plurality. Both statements have been
given out for several days without change
and an- said to be based on a careful jpoll
of the State. Republican ligures on gen
eral result show a plurality of 38,000.
To-night no one in authority is to lie seen
at the Democratic headquarters, but the
statement there several days ago was
that the Democrats would have a plurality
of 13,000 in the State and would gain six
congressmen. Judge Thurman was called
on this afternoon by an Associated Press
correspondent. In reply to his questions
he said he was no prophet and in election
matters he believes no one can prophesy
w ith certainty, but he is hopiDg and fully
expecting the Democratic ticket to come
out ahead.
Close of the Campaign in .Minnesota.
St. Paul, November 5.—At the head
quarters of the Republican State Com
mittee it is conlidently asserted that Min
nesota is safe for Harrison and Morton by
20,000 plurality, and that Merriam, for
Governor, will be elected, but by a smaller
plurality. It is stated that be will run
behind the rest of the State ticket. The
success of the Repubiicau nominees for
Congress in every district is claimed. The
chairman of the Democratic State Commit
tee concedes the State to Harrison and
Morton by 15,000 plurality, which is a re
duction of 20,000 on 1884. He claims the
election of Wilson (Dem.) for Governor
by 10,000, and the re-election of three
Democratic congressmen.
Closed the Campaign in Michigan.
Detroit, November 5.—The campaign
closed to-night with processions and meet
ings in almost every city and hamlet in
the State. Here the Republicans were
addressed by Senator Palmer, General
Alger and others, and the Democrats by
Postmaster General Dickinson, ex-Minister
C. V. N. Lathrop, Congressman Chipman
and ex Congressman Maybury. Both state
central committees conlidently claim the
state, the Democrats by a plurality of
10,000, and the Republicans by from 15,000
to JO,000 plurality.
Close of the Campaign in New York.
New York, Nov. 5. —Gen. Barnum has
gone to his home in Connecticut to vote,
Matthew Quay will not go home to vote
Such crowds gatherad in front of the Re
publican and Democratic state headquar
ters tonight about 9 o'clock shouting wild
ly for Cleveland and Harrison and the same
time they were berating each other. The
officers ordered the street cleared to pre
sent a riot.
Close of the Campaign at
St. Louis.
St. Loris, Nov. 5.—The campaign m
St. Louis closed tonight. The Republicans
excelled all previous efforts daring the
campaign with a street parade and ad
dresses to-night. The Democrats did
the same. The members of the Repnbli
?an State committee and leading Republi
cans assert that E. E. Kimball will be
elected, Governor, while the Democrats
make counter claims for D. R. Francis*
their nominee. All admit that it will be
• close and exciting contest.
Close of the Campaign in Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., November 5.— The
colored Republicans, about 100 strong, are
indulging in an impromptu parade to
night. This was the first notes of a band
heard on the street and the first sight of
life after nightfall for folly three months.
Indiana Campaign Speeches.
Indianapolis, Nov. 5. —The Republican
committee estimates that their speakers
have made 20,000 speeches daring the
campaign, 2,000 of which were under im
mediate supervision of the committee and
others being made by speakers local to
their section. The Democrats have made
even more speeches, hot did not have as
many outside orators. The Republicans
seut out 152 different kinds of documents,
of which 300,000 were copies of Gen. Har
rison's record on the liquor question, and
also about as many repudiations of the
"Dollar a Day" story.
Soldiers Not Entitled to Vote.
Baltimore, November 5. —Judge Mor
ris sitting in the United States District
L'ouit decided that the soldiers stationed at
Fort McHenry were not entitled to a vote,
and declared that if any of the forty-three
soldiers recently registered in the Seven
teenth ward should attempt to vote to
morrow they may be arreste d and prose
cuted uuless actually residents in the
Charged with Perjury.
Chicago, November 2. —Robt. Fowles,
a well known board of trade member and
president of the Anglo-American Packing
and Provision Company, was held to the
Stand jury to-day on the charge of per
jury. The suit grows ont of a damage
suit in which the plaintiff obtained pay
ment against Fowles Bros, and the pack
ing company for $7,500. Fowles claimed
that the latter had been succeeded by a
new company and therefore was not liable,
u frequently in another proceeding he
«wore that the property always belonged
to Fowles Bros.
Extensive Preparation For Receiving
Indianapolis, November 5. —Extensive
preparations are completed this evening for
receiving and distributing the returns from
Indiana. The returns will be collected by
the Associated Press and the Western
Union Telegraph company and will be
compared with the presidential vote of
1884. The first returns received will show
the result by precincts. There are 1,'
iu the state an increase of five over 1884,
As soon as twenty precinc's have reported
the vote will be added aud sent as the first
election bulletin. Each bulletin will give
the exact vote of 1884 for the same pre
cincts. As soon as twenty additional pre
cints have been reported they will be
added to the first twenty and the result
will comprise the second regular bulletin.
The returns by counties will also be
sent in addition to the precinct bulletins,
but it is scarcely probable any county re
turns will be received before 1 or 2 o'clock
Wednesday morning, a3 the ticket in In
diana contains 37 to 40 names, and under
the law each name on the ballot must be
called off and this will delay the returns.
Polls will be open from 6 to 8 a. m. and
close at (i p. m. No counting will be per
mitted, as in certain other States, till the
polls are closed.
The total vote in Indiana in 1884 was
494,774, of which Cleveland received 244,
990, Blaine 238,453, Butler 8,293 and St.
John 3,028.
It is conservatively estimated that to
morrow's vote will reach 520,000 to 530,
000, showing a large increase over 1884
Next to the result in the State at large, the
greatest interest centres in this (Älariou)
county, and many wagers are taken on the
outcome. There are ninety precincts in
Marion county, including the city of In
dianapolis. The vote in 1884 was: Cleve
land, 14,205; Blaine, 14,433; Butler, 44G ;
St. Johu, 172. After Marion county, the
vote in interest centres on the vote of the
Second ward of Iudranapolis, Gen. Harri
son's ward, which, in 1884, gave Blaine
729: Cleveland 229; Bntler 19; St. John
11. Gen. Harrison's third precinct gave
Blaine 236; Cleveland 66; other candidates
The Democratic State Committee has ar
ranged to also bring returns by precincts
and the Associated Press will handle their
returns giving totals of every 30 precincts
and the statmeut with each bullitin
that returns are from the Democratic com
mittee. Special wires will be run from
the Democratic and Repnblican headquar
ters and at several other points in the city
Gen. Harrison will receive retnrns by a
wire at his house.
The General and His Wife Recipients
of Ueautifnl Presents.
Indianapolis, November 5. —About
forty ladies and gentlemen came up from
Terra Haute this morning, accompanied by
a fine band. They came to deliver a hand
some present—a miniature silver mounted
plush chair designated the presidential
chair. They also brought Mrs. Harrison a
valuable lloral stand with a silver pedestal,
voted to her at the Germania fair. Gen.
Harrison made a brief response, after
which, in behalf of Mr3. Harrison, he
thanked the ladies for the present to her.
Gen. Harrison was also the recipient of a
large silk covered sofa pillow, voted to him
as the most popular candidate at the
Methodist fair at Port Washington, N. Y.
Another present that arrived to-day was
an unique large knotted cane taken from
the battle field at Port Hudson, L. L, and
sent by Capt. F. L. Ellis, now of Lima, O.,
who commanded a company of New York
troops. Mrs. Orner, of Topeka, Ks., sent
a fine engraving of a gold medal voted to
Gen. William Henry Harrison by Congress
in 1818, the orignal of which is in Gen.
Harrison's possession, having been willed
by his father to that son who should
achieve the greatest distinction in life.
The medal has laid in a bank vault in this
city many years and is still here.
Reception of Blaine in Boston.
Boston, November 5. —James G. Blaine
and party arrived here this afternoon. A
committee of prominent Republicans es
corted the party to the Brunswick hotel,
where all reviewed the great Republican
parade estimated at 15,000 in line. Mr.
Blaine will leave for Augusta in the morn
ing- ______________
Important Suit.
San Francisco, Nov. 5. —Attorney Gen.
Johnson commenced suit today in behalf
of the state of California against the Amer
ican Sugar .Refining Co. Complaint sets
forth that Co. has disregarded the pur
pose for which it was incorporated by sur
rendering the management of its concerns
and control of its business to Sngar Refin
eries, which, complaint alleges, is an
association of individuals residing ont of,
and not residents of the state of California.
It was formed and operated for the par
pose of limiting the supply and thus ad
vancing the price of sngar; and that the
corporation is an unlawful combination
and monopoly, acting in restraint of trade,
and it is asked that the charter of the
American Sugar Refining Co. be vacated
and its franchise forfeited.
Pardons by the President.
Washington, November 1.—The Presi
dent to-day granted a number of pardons
for cases of violation of the revenue laws,
attempt of killing, etc. Among them are
the following: Elmore Field, convicted in
the district of Colorado of larceny, an
application for amnesty was granted in the
case of Lewis Larren and C. Madren, con
victed in Utah of polygamy, and the ap
plication for the restoration to citizenship
was granted in the case of Kirkland M.
Fitch, undergoing sentence in the Northern
district of Ohio for the embezzlement of
bank funds.
Another Forgery Discovered.
Cincinnati, November 2.— Yesterday,
□pon balancing its bank accounts, the
Bandmann Tobacco Warehouse found
forged a check for $5,000 in each of the
three banks. The checks in each case were
endorsed by Charles Tinkler, collector for
the warehouse, who received the money.
Tinkler was only 19 years old, and he left
abont the last of September. His em
ployers think he was the dupe of experi
enced criminals.
A Greate Invention.
New York, November 3.—Dr. Harris,
of Washington, is the inventor of a new
system of machine telegraph by which
messages are printed at the farther end,
the sending instrument being similar to
a typewriter. It is claimed it will be able
to send 200 words a minute and will revo
lutionize telegraphy, making it cheaper to
send by wire than mail.
Railroad Money.
New York, November 1.—The subscrip
tions for the $4,400,000 for the Union Pa
cific, Lincoln and Colorado railway first
mortgage bonds, guaranteed by the Union
Pacific, closed abruptly yesterday^ by a
dispatch from London which stated the
amount had been taken. The success of
the loan is remarkable in view of the ef
forts made against the legality of the is
Cleveland And All His Tree Trade Forces
Overwhelmed and Routed.
A Solid North Against a Solid South.
Gen. Een. Harrison The Next President
Of The Nation.
Republican Majority in The Next
House of Representatives.
A Clean Sweep of The North From The
Atlantic to The Pacific.
The Most Glorious Political Triumph The
World Has Ever Seen.
What the Sun Says.
New York, November 6. —The Sun
says: When a party deliberately buries
out of sight ftie principles on which it was
founded, and which it had been for the
country custodian and trustee, when it
sends some of its best men to the rear and
snrrrenders the management of its affairs
to a syndicate of cracked intellects and
theorists. It must expect defeat.
New York.
New York, November 6.—The Herald
editorial, says: Indications are at the
hour of going to press that Harrison is
elected to the Presidency.
At the time of going to press the World
says the indications are that Harrison has
carried the State by a small plurality.
Upon this basis his election must be con
ceded. The World also gives Connecticut
to the Republicans. The Sun also concedes
New York State to Harrison as well as
The Sun says: New York has gone Re
publican. The plurality in the State will
be small. Hill is probably elected.
The Tribune says: Hill probably elect
ed. Harrison has carried the State by
a plurality of 15,000 to 20,000.
Chicago, 11:30 p. m.— The returns from
the state continue to come in very slowly,
only a few scattering counties having been
heard from up to this hour. The Tribune
estimates that from these meager retnrns
that Harrison will carry the state by
about 20,000 and that Fifer, Rep., for Gov
ernor, will have a plurality of about 10,000.
These figures are subject to revision by
later returns. At neither Republican nor
Democratic headquarters have enough re
turns been received to warrant the hazard
of even a guess as tft the result. The News
claims the election of Palmer.
Chicago. —The Times also concedes that
Harrison will be elected and says the Re
pnblican National ticket is there with
many electoral votes to spare.
Indianapolis, November 6.—220 pre
cincts give Harrison 29,748, Cleveland 24,
493. The same precincts in 1884 gave
Blaine 27,888, Cleveland 23,955.
The Journal claims the State for Har
Attorney General Mechner at 6 o'clock
sent the following to Blaine and Governor
Foraker: "Oar dispatches indicate that
we have carried Indiana."
San Francisco, November 6. —Mid
night.—The returns still slow and meagre.
At the headquarters of the Democratic
State Central Committee no prediction is
ventured as to the probability of the De
mocracy carrying the state. M. M. Estee,
chairman of the Republican National Con
vention estimates that from unofficial
returns from the chairmen from different
county committees the Republicans will
carry the state by from 8,000 to 15,000.
Hartford, November 6.— The returns
received up to midnight by the Evening
Post from 114 towns eliow a Repnblican
gain of 1,324 over the vote of 1884. The
same ratio of gain in the remaining towns
will give the state to Harrison. The Re
publicans elect three Congressmen and
probably four. The Legislature is Repub
lican by a large majority and will elect
Repnblican state officers.
Chairman's Quay's Message.
Chicago, November 6. —A special from
New York says: 5:15 p. m.—Chairman
Quay has just telegraphed Gen. Harrison,
as follows: "We have carried New York
and Connecticut, and your election is
Matthew Quay."
Boston, November 6.—Massachusetts
Republican by about 24,000.
Boston, November 6.—Every Repnbli'
can Congressman elected except one, a gain
of two._____
Lincoln, Neb., November 6. —The State
Repnblican committee estimates that the
Republican majority in Nebraska is be
tween 28,000 and 30,000. The Democrats
concede the|stateby 20,000. The,Repnblican
majorities for Governor are estimated by
the Democrats at 8000; by the Republicans
at 20,000._
San Francisco, November 6.— Thirty
precincta in the state of Nevada, ont of
a total of 172, give Harrison, 2,379; Cleve
land, 1,695. In 1884 the same precincts
gave Blaine, 2,334; Cleveland, 1.795.
Augusta, Maine, November 6.—Blaine
sent the following telegram to Gen. Harri
son :
"Retnrns thus far received indicate that
Maine has given yon a majority of 23,000.
It will be more rather than less."
Portland, Ore., November 6.—Ninety
six precincts oat of 496, oatside of Port
land, give Harrison 12,767; Cleveland
9,926; Fisk 730. The same precincts in
1884 gave Blaine 10,118; Cleveland 9,052. ~
Milwaukee, November 6.—11 p. m.—
Chairman Payne, of the Repnblican State
Central Committee, estimates that Harri
son's majority in the State is 20,000.
New Hampshire.
Concord, November 6. —New Hamp
shire has gone for Harrison by more than
2,500. Goodell, Rep. candidate for Gov
ernor runs behind, hat has probably been
Philadelphia, November 6.— Indica
tions are that Pennsylvania has gone for
Harrison by 50,000 majority.
The Next Honse.
New York, November 6.—A Tribune
bulletin says the next House of Represent
atives will be Republican by 20 to 25.
Pennsylvania Congressmen.
Pennsylvania, November 6. —The
present delegation in Congress from Penn
sylvania is composed of twenty Republi
cans and eight Democrats. Undu: the new
apportionment law of the last Legislature,
the districts were almost entirely changed
and the election for Congressmen to-day
was the first under the new apportionment.
The returns thus far received show the
election of the following Congressman. The
names marked thus f are members of the
present Congress:
First district—Henry H. Bingham, (Re
pnblican. f).
Second district—Chas. O'Neill, (Repub
lican, f).
Third district—Samuel Randall, (Demo
crat, f ).
Fourth district—William D. Kelly, (Re
publican f.)
Fifth district—A. C. Harmer, (Repub
lican. )
Sixth district—Smedley Darlington,(Re
Eighth district — William Matchler,
Ninth district— D. B. Bruner, (Demo
Tenth district—M. Brasins, (Rep.)
Fourteenth district— J. W. Rille, (Rep.)
15th district— M. B. Wright, (Rep.)
17th district— Chas. R. Bncknell, (Rep.)
19th district—Levi Marsh, (Dem.)
23rd district— C. M. Bayne, (Rep.)
Iowa Congressmen.
Des Moines, Iowa, November 6.—The
following Congressmen are known beyond
a doubt to be elected :
Second District—Walter I. Hayes (Dem.)
by about 8,000 plurality.
Third District—David B. Henderson,
(Rep.) 1,600.
Fourth District— U. K. Sweeney, (Rep.)
Fifth District—Daniel Merr, (Rep.)
1 , 100 .
Seventh District— E. H. Conger, (Rep.)
Ninth District— J. R. Reed, (Rep.) 2,590.
Tenth District— J. P. Dallinger, (Rep.)
Eleventh District—I. L. Strahle (Rep.)
St. Louis, November 6.—Retnrns
131 oat of 152 precincts in St. Loins show
that the Republican piesidential and gub
ernatorial tickets will have a plurality ap
proximating 5,000. The entire Republican
city ticket is elected with perhaps the ex
ception of sheriff.
Niedringhonse, Rep., defeats O'Neill,
Dem., for Congress in the 8th district.
Frank, Rep., defeats Castleman, Dem., in
the 9th, and Kinzey, Rep., has a long lead
on Clardy, Dem., in the 10th. The defeat
of the two first named is conceded by the
Detroit, November 6. —Estimates from
Democratic sources on the election in
Michigan, agree with those of the Repub
licans on the National and State tickets,
bat differ on the results in the Congres
sional districts. It is conceded that Har
rison has carried the State by abont 12,000,
and that Lace, for Governor, will have
some 3,000 less.
Harrison at Home.
Indianapolis, November 6., 5:30 p. m.
—Gen. Harrison passed the afternoon at
home. About 3 o'clock he went out for
a walk, the weather beiDg chilly but brac
ing. Returning at 4 he found a bundle of
telegrams awaiting him from all sections
of the country. They gave him estimates
of encouraging character in California
New York, Connecticut, and a large num
ber from points in Indiana assuring him of
heavy gains, while manifesting an interest
in their contents and assurances brough by
telegrams, he is by odds the coolest person
abont the house. Numerous correspondents
have called seeking a talk with him, bnt
he sends polite declinations that his honse
to-night be as strictly private as any other
eitizen, his friends having arranged to
receive returns in the city and wire them
ont. He is sending no replies to his many
telegrams, nor is it likely he will give out
for publication to-night any telegrams he
may receive at a later hour. An Associa
ted Press correspondent had a pleasant
chat with him this evening. With his
little grandson on his knees, he manifested
no nneasiness, worriment or excitement
The same may be said of Mrs. Harrison,
who goes about her household duties as
usual, occasionally entering the library aud
reading telegrams.
Chinese Exclusion.
Washington, November 6. —In answer
to 8n inquiry from the United States con
sul at Havre respecting the right of certain
Chinese sailors shipped from the United
States on American vessels and paid off at
and discharged abroad, to reship and
return to the United States, the Secretary
of the Treasury says the Chinese having
been paid off are no longer in any sense
within the jurisdiction and under the con
trol of the United States government and
must he considered as having departed
from the United States.
Prussian Elections.
Berlin, November 6. —The result of the
Prussian election in 243 districts is as fol
lows: Conservatives, 83; Free Conserva'
tives, 41 ; National Liberal, 45 ; Poles, 7 ;
Danes, 2; Gnelphs, 2. All the Berlin
members have been re-elected.
Elevated Railroad Accident.
New Yobk, November 6.—A collision
is reported on the elevated railway at
Myrtle and Navy Btreets this evening. No
body hart.
Fatal Accident.
Pittsburg, October 31.— While testing
the rope of a fire escape at Monongahela
this afternoon the rope broke and three
boys—J. McClure, aged 14, John Dndley,
aged 15, and David Magie, aged 15 —were
precipitated to the pavement seventy feet.
McClure and Dudley were instantly killed
and Magie will probably die. The agent
of the fire escape, H. C. Wilson, who hired
the boys to climb the escape, has been ar
rested pending an investigation. He is
almost crazy over the unfortunate affair.
(Astronomical Discoveries.
Boston, November 1.—A cable message
from the Enropean Urion of Astronomers
announced the discov :ry of an asteroid
(No. 281) of the twelfth magnitude, by Dr.
Pallisa, of Vienna. The discovery position
is the following: October 31, 5165 Green
wich mean time; right ascension 2 hoars,
12 minutes and 42 seconds; declination
north, 53 degrees; right ascension, 17 min
utes in declination south, 1 minute.
Effect on the Chinese.
Ottawa, November 1.—The Chinese
exclusion bill is causing mach suffering to
the Chinese, who are detained at the
British Colombia boundary line, while on
their way back to the United States after
visiting China. The Chinese, in many in
stances, are penniless, bnt the Canadian
authorities insist in the collection of $50 a
head from all who remain on British soil.
Death of a Noted Man.
Boston, November 4. —Hon. Manton D.
Spaulding died last night after a long ill
ness, aged 61. He was a member of many
of the leading dnbe in Boston, and direct
or in the Union Pacific and Boston and
Albany railway, and was widely known
for his unostentatious character.
List of the Dead and Wounded.
Lock Haven, Pa., November 4.— There
was an explosion last night in the Kettle
Creek Coal company's mine, thiity miles
west of this city. The explosion occurred
in the new drift, in which twenty-one per
sons were at work. As soon as possible
after the explosion the mine was entered
and fifteen dead bodies carried ont. Four
other men who were badly injured were
found, one of whom has since diel, and
the others are likely to die. The cause of
the explosion is unknown, but is supposed
to have been the striking of a fissure or
pocket of gas. This afternoon the disfig
ured and naked body of a miner was found
fifty feet from the month of an air shaft
through which it had been blown. The
names of the dead, so far as have been
learned, are:
MICHAEL CURRAN and three Carls
ton brothers.
All but those named above were Hun
garians or Italians whose names we are
not furnished. A driver named Harrell
was entering the drift when the explosion
occurred. He was thrown toward the month
and escaped. His mule was killed. The
force of tfie explosion was shown in the fact
that bodies were blown clear out of the
mouth of the pit. Everything possible
was done for the injured by mine phy
sicians. The bodies of the dead were
taken charge of by an ander taker and pre
pared for interment. The coroner of the
county was notified aud will hold an
inquest to-morrow.
Tne mine inspector of the district has
also been summoned. Although it oc
curred before dark yesterday, it was not
given out by the officials of the company
till to-day, they having been advised of it
late at night. It is thought that in mak
ing a drill a gas feeder was struck, filling
the chamber with gas, which, coming in
contact with a naked lamp, cansed the ex
plosion. A "gas feeder" is a pocket of gas
imbedded in coal. The superintendent
says the accident could not have been fore
seen and no blame attaches to any one.
A special to the Press from Williams
port Bays: It is rumored the direct cause
of the explosion was by the inexperienced
uBe of dynamite. In a conversation with
one of the drivers who escaped it is learned
that an Italian had gotten 100 sticks of
dynamite from the storekeeper in the
moraiDg and had also gotten 100 caps and
had returned after the fuse, but as there
were none in stock, it is supposed he tried
to set it off in some other way, thus caus
ing the explosion. Iu the blacksmith shop
near the scene of the disaster lays the
charred and unrecognizable remains of
August Pierson who was blown ont
through the air-shaft, fifty feet in the air,
and some of bis clothes can he seen hang
ing to a limb of a large tree near by.
Next to him is Mike Corren, who was
blown fifty feet out of the mouth of the
mine and was found dead in a ditch, still
clinging to the head of his shovel. He
leaves a wife and seven small children.
Beside him was P. F. Donnelly, who was
also blown out of the month of the mine.
Donnelly leaves a wife and four children.
John Farrel, a male driver, tells this story:
I was busy pushing my car and sticking
up my head I saw a llash. I immediately
dropped to the ground, moving quickly as
possible towards the mouth of the drift
and escaped unhurt. My mule and a
Swede miner aloDg side of the animal
were instantly killed. I felt but little of
the effects of the explosion, and its force
must have been all above me, although all
the laborers at the mouth of the shaft
were carried out 200 feet beyond the mouth
of the drift.
Worthless Bonds.
Cincinnati, October 30. —It was report
ed here this evening that Judge Hoadley,
at New York, Bent a communication to the
city comptroller iDtimatiug that the $4,
000,000 of bonds lloated by the city for
the recent street improvements were in
valid, because of legal informality. The
judges opinion applies to certain
facts which he seems not to have before
him. The city comptroller and city solic
itor conld not be found to-night to vari/y
the story. The sensational reports which
have been telegraphed abroad to-night that
holders will rash in to have the bonds
redeemed and cause a financial embarrass
ment to the city are premature.
Suit Discontinued.
New York, October 39.—The case of
Gen. Badeau against tne widow of Gen
Grant for alleged services on "Grant's
Menoirs," has been discontinued on the
consent of both parties.
Kemp Defeated.
London, October 30.—A dispatch from
Australia announces that Searl has de
feated Kemp in a match for the sculling
championship and £500 a side, on the Par
ametta river.
Won the Championship.
St. Louis, October 25.—The New
York team won the sixth and deciding
game of the world's championship series
to-day. They outplayed the Browns at all
points. Score: St. Lonis, 3; New York,
11. Pitchers, Chamberlain and Keefe.
Umpires, Gaffney and Kelly.
Brotal Bruisers.
New York, November 1.—Tommy
Flanagan, of Cincinnati, and Pete McCabe,
of Albany, fonght a desperate battle of ten
rounds at City Island last night. Flanagan
was declared victor after almost demolish
ing McCabe.
Heavy-Weight Battle.
St. Paul, November 1.—Pat Killen has
signed articles for a fight with Dominick
McCaffery, who is on his way to the Pad
fic coast. The fight will be fifteen rounds
for $1,000 a side, and 75 and 25 per cent of
the receipts. Time and place not deter
Featherweight Fight.
San Francisco, November 1.—Articles
of agreement were signed at the rooms of
the California Athletic Club last night for
a fight November 27, between John H.
Havlin, of Boston, and Tommy Warren, ef
this city, featherweights, for a parse of
$ 1 , 000 . ____
Prize Fight Challenge.
New York, November 5. —A London
special to the sporting papers states that
Jem Carney issued a challenge to McAu
liffe in which he says he is ready and will
ing to fight Jack McAnliffe, the American
champion, in Spain, France, Anstralia, or
any part of the world for £1,000 or £10,
000 a side, or as mach more as he like.
Praitie Fires.
St. Paul, November 2. —Information
from Jackson county, Minn., says severe
prairie fires have been raging for the past
two days. It is ramored that several lives
have been lost. Mrs. Mary O'Connor and
baby were canght in their house and
burned to death in Sionx Valley township.
West's Successor.
London, November 2. —Hon. Michael
Henry Herbert has been appointed British
charge d'affairs at Washington. Lord
Sackville retnrns to England immediately
on leave of absence. It is understood the
government will allow his case to rest un
til alter the presidential election.
London Press on West and Cleve
London, October 31. —The Daily News
says: Lord Sackville may be congratula
ted upon having involved his country in
the most serious misunderstanding with
America that has occurred since the settle
ment cf the Alabama claims. There was
not much in the letter, bnt he might at
least have held his tongue afterward. He
has succeeded in mnking bad worse and
has deepened the impression, previously
very slight, that he intended to charge the
American government with insincerity in
international dealing*. That is an accusa
tion which, even if true, no high spirited
people would endure from a representative
of a foreign power. The News regrets Mr.
Bayard's apparant lack of courtesy, and
thinks Lord.,Salisbury has shown want of
judgment. He onght to have acted
promptly. No one, it fays, except Mr.
Cleveland, emerges from the qnarrel very
Post says: Political necessities are too
stODg for public men in America. Hence
the Prfsideut was driven to offer an affront
to Minister Sackville and the friendly
country he represents.
Daily Telegraph : We confess ourselves,
however, far too much friends of America
to enjoy the spectacle of its government,
driven by an ignoble trick and election
howl, to heave good manners and great
principles overboard and adopt a course
which, in private life, would be called by
painful names.
Times : A more ridiculous spectacle has
rarely been witnessed than the flurried
and unmannerly haste with which America
has endeavored to put a slight upon Eng
land before the latter conld deal with the
matter one way or the other. Mr. Bayard
has the satisfaction of proving to the
world that he can be as contemptuously
disregardful of the decencies of internation
al intercourse and the dignity of the nation
he represents as Mr. Blaine himself.
The Standard says: The text of Mr.
Bayard's letter forbids all farther hope that
the object of the United States govern
ment was not to do an offensive thing in
a most offensive way. Mr. Cleveland has
done to our Minister what British states
manship would hesitate, save for a grave
cause, to do to a representative of the
smallest state in the world. He degraded
oar Minister before expelling him. The
Standard hints as to whether the affair
does not involve a presentation to Minister
Phelps of his pass ports,althongh, itsays,it
would be sorry to lose so excellent a guest.
English Opinion of Bayard.
London, October 31. —The Pall Mall
Gazette says: If Secretary Bayard's re
buke of Lord Sackville fails to convince
the Irish voters that President Cleveland
can he relied on to check John Bull as
much a3 any other man we do not see what
there is left for him to do short of placing
Lord Sackville under arrest and escorting
him to the frontier. How silly it all is
now. Much the Americans will despise
themselves for it when the election fever is
St. James Gazette : Sackville is techni
cally in the wrong. England cannot resent
the affront which Bayard has put upon it.
Englishmen can only pity American states
men for the strange thiDgs they do in
order to oblige caucuses.
Globe : The announcement might create
very strained relations between the two
countries. Fortunately its true character
is recognized on both sides. Lord Sack
ville has been subjected to unmanuerly
treatment by both Mr. Bayard and Presi
dent Cleveland. If our minister comes
back it will simply he because of Mr
Cleveland's ambition to be elected Presi
dent a second time soars far above the re
qnirements of international courtesy and
good will.
No Longer Recognized as Minister.
Washington, October 31— By the ac
tion of tftie Government yesterday, Lord
Sackville is no longer recognized as a Min
ister and the first secretary of the British
legation naturally becomes the official rep
resentative. Mr. Edwards, first secretary
is absent and will not return for some time,
so Michael Herbert, second secretary .is now
acting Minister.
West Leaves for England.
Lonton, October 31.—The Associated
Press announces that Lord Sackville comes
to England immediately on leave of ab
sence; that he has important business to
attend to in connection with his succession
to the Sackville estates and will not retain
to Washington.
Who is the Anthor.
San Francisco, October 31.—A special
from Pomona, Cal., says: Chairman Brice,
of the Democratic National Committee,
has telegraphed the local Democratic com
mittee to ascertain whether John E. David
has relatives named Mnrchison in Scot
land, and if he called at the postoffice for
a letter addressed "Murchison" abont Sep
tember 20th. Brice says the committee
has now good reason to believe Stephen B
Elkins was the author of the Mnrchison
letter, which he sent to David, his cousin
to mail. David has been out of town two
weeks, and his whereabouts are not
Affairs at Hayti.
Washington, October 30.— The Bitna
tion of affairs in Hayti, according to reports
at the Department of State, have assumed
so serions a look that it has been decided
to send a naval vessel to that coontry for
the protection of American interests. It
was first decided to send the United States
steamship Boston, now cruising in the
West Indies, bnt this plan was abandoned
owing to the difficulty of communication
with the vessel. It was finally decided to
send the Kearsage, now undergoing repairs
at Norfolk, and Commodore Harmony to
day was sent instructions to hasten the
work on that vessel so that she can be pat
into commission in a few days. She will
proceed direct to Port an Prince.
Will Send a Vessel.
Ottawa, November 2.— Tapper, Minis
ter of Marine, having had the expedition
of the United States steamer Thetis, which
has for its object the relief of the whaling
vessels frozen in the Arctic whaling
grounds, called to his attention, has, it is
said, under consideration the question of
sending a Canadian vessel to assist in the
Released from Custody.
Washington, October 30.— The Secre
tary of State is in receipt of a dispatch
from Minister Bragg, saying that J. B.
Lawrence, the American citizen who has
been confined at Silbemico on a charge of
train robbery on the Mexican Central rail
way since June 17, 1888, was discharged
from custody the 20th inst.
Election of Officers,
Columbus, October 25,—The Brother
hood of Railroad Brakemen elected the fol
lowing officers: W. G. Edens, of Bucyrns,
O, First Vice Grand Master; S. C. Foeter,
of Ith&ca, X. Y., Second Vice Grand Mas
ter; T. T. Slattery, of Batte, M. T., Third
Grand Master.
Foondry Casualties.
Pittsburg, November 1.—An explosion
of hot metal at the Sable Iron Works at
noon to-day killed one man and serionsly
injured two others.
Ladies Seminary Totally Destroyed
by Fire.
Chicago, November 4.—The Times'
special from Godfrey, 111., says: The
Monticello Ladies Seminary caught fire at
1 o'clock this morning and by daylight was
destroyed. Miss Haskell, the principal,
aroused all the pupils, ordered them to
secure wbat effects they could and escape.
All got ont without injury, though many
failed to properly clothe themselves in
their haste to estape. Of all the property
of the school only two pianos and three
organs were saved The loss aggregates
$150,000; insurance $75.000. Loss to
pupils and teachers in clothing, jewelry,
etc., is cot included in this estimate. The
pupils are being cared for by the citizens
until to-morrow, when they will be sent to
their homes.
Mysterious Shooting Affray.
Philadelphia, November 5.—A very
mysterious shooting, which will likely
cause the death of Mrs. Rettie Stocks, re
siding at 3319 Greenwich street, occurred
to-night. Three shots were heard in the
house, and an officer, upon invrstigation,
found that a Cuban named Fred Kaimoe,
had shot Mrs. Stocks three times, two of
the bullets taking effect in the face and
third in one of her lungs. The officer ar
rested Kaimos, bat only succeeded in doing
so after the prisoner had fired a shot and
been clubbed into insensibility. Both Mrs.
Stocks and Raimos were taken to the hos
pital, where the former is dying and the
latter is either feigning or is actually un
conscious. Not the slightest clue as to the
motive for the crime can he learned, the
woman being nnable, by reason of the
wounds in her face, to talk, and the
prisoner is likwise silent. Mrs. Stocks has
a seven year old child, and lived with her
husband in the house where she received
her wounds. Her husband, who returned
to the house shortly alter the affair, can
throw no light upon it.
Treasury Decision in Regard to For
eign Liquors.
Washington, November 5.—The Treas
ury Department has ruled that "Benedic
tine" is dutiable at $2 per gallon, and 30
cents per bottle, and not at the rate of 50
per cent ad valorem as proprietary cordia?.
In answer to an inquiry relative to gaug
ing and stamping imported liquors the
Treasury Department has replied: Dis
tilled spirits mast he gauged at the port of
original landing unless it he entered for
immediate transportation without ap
praisement. If gauged on a consumption
permit they must be stamped at once. If
on a warehouse permit they are to be
stamped until withdrawn for consumption.
The guager's return of reimported Ameri
can whisky entered for transportation must
be transmitted with entry to the port of
destination, and the capacity, wastage etc.,
cot on the bungstave.
Cleared With Contraband Goods.
New York. November 5.—It is rumored
that the steamer Saginaw, which cleared
Saturday and sailed this afternoon for San
Domingo City and other ports in Hayti,
had certain arms and other contraband
goods on board. Color was given to the
minor by the fact that she came to the off'
light ship and remained all afternoon, bnt
at 6 p. m. she was reported as passing the
lightship going south. The Haytian con
sul made a request to the customs authori
ties to have the steamer intercepted and
the revenue office sent a cutter down the
bay to arrest the steamer if possible. It i
thought she has too much start to h°
Coroners Verdict.
Lock Haven, Pa., November 5.—An in
quest was held this afternoon by the coroner
of this county on the bodies of the 17 vic
tims of the Kettle Creek mine explosion.
The testimony shows that dynamite caus
ed the explosion, but no blames is attached
to any one except the miners themselves.
The scene at the mine was heartrending
when the coroner and jury reached the
place. The mines were but recently open
ed and are located in a desolate spot near
the town of Kenovo. Several of the bodies
will be bnried there to-morrow and the
others will be sent to different points for
Marderons Assault.
Long Island City, November 5.—Jos.
Kngeler, aged 55 years, a milkman, was
killed at College Point last night. Seven
men on horse back, one of them named
Meyers, a cowboy, were riding through the
village. Kngeler was loading his wagon
with milk enus, when one of the men rode
over him and was followed by two others.
One man attempted to shoot persons who
made an effort to rescue Kngeler from
ander the horses' feet. No arrests have
yet been made, bnt the police are after the
The Wurtemburg.Scandal.
London, November 5. —A dispatch to
the Daily Nencs from Nice, in regard to the
Wnrtemburg scandal, says: The King's
conncellor, Jackson, whose appointment at
a modest salary, sanctioned by the Wur
tembnrg cabinet, is wrongly confônnded
with other American favorites of the king
that Jackson is sarronnded with none of
the laxnry displayed by others, and that
he had nothing to do with their introduc
Building Wrecked.
Chicago, November 5. —A five story
building, forming a part of the Chicago
Sngar Refining Co.'s establishment, on the
river bank near Twelfth street.was wreck
ed to-night by an explosion iu the starch
drying rooms. Contrary to first reports,
only one man, Magnus Hammel, was in
the structure. He was fatally injured.
Loss on the bnilding, contents and freight
care in the vicinity $15,000.
Chinese Rebellion.
London, November 5. —A number of
English and German gnu boats
have been ordered to Formosa to protect in
terests of foreigners. The rebellion has
broken out among the Chinese residents
against excessive taxation. Advances
from Thanghai say the King of Corea, has
demanded the removal of the Chinese resi
dents at Seoul.
Coal Mine Explosion.
Trinidad, Col., November 5.—An ex
plosion occurred at the Clarksville coal
mine at 5 o'clock this morning. Two
miners were killed and the mine badly
wiecked. The bodies have not been re
covered. The explosion is thought to have
been cansed by natural gas coming fron
the earth into the mine.
Seminary Burned.
Meridian, Miss., November 5.—Satur
day night the female eeminary of Spring
Hill College was burned. The gilre narrow
ly escaped with their lives and lost their
Taking a Vacation.
Washington, Nov. 5:—A large number
of employees in the exeentive departments
have gone to their homes to vote. It is
impossible to ascertain the number, bob
over 300 have left who are in the Treasury
Department alone and indications are that
the employees in the other departments
are leaving in proportionate numbers.

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