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Proposed New Organization in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Barry, .the Agitator, Gives an Outline of His Plans. niE LABOK QUESTION. Bill' tu Eotabli'h Bureaus of Infor» mntioo. Washington, December 6. — Senator Blair introduced a bill to day providing there ball be established by the President on the recommendation of the Commis -iouer of Labor throughout the United States in geographical sections, which shall include a population of not less than 100,* 000 , nor more than 2,000,000, bureaus of information in relation to employment, occupation, wants, means of livelihood and homes. Provision is made for the publica tion. at least once a month, of an abstract, giving the information collected and for giving free ot charge any information spe cilically asked for by any citizen of the United .States. It is also made a duty of the chiefs of the bureaus to make known throughout the districts instances of ex treme poverty, hardship, and charitable or other efforts, thereby securing employ ment, homes, education and suffi other reliet as each case may require. The pres idents and heads of the departments are required to irive employment on public works only to k Amencan citizens, and to give preference in employment to persons resident in tne vicinity of the work to be done. It is made the duty of the bureau of in formation to make special inquiry in rela tion to the condition, wants and necessities of women and children and to publish the results of their investigations with a view to learning and relieving distress with out needless exposure of names ; also to report the same to the commissioner of labor, who shall report such information brieily to Congress, with recommendations of such means of relief as may seem to him to be wise and necessary. BARRY. The* Aims and Purposes of ills New Organization. Chicago, December 6. —The Times will to-morrow publish the text of an address issued by Thomas B Barry, outlining the aim- and purposes of the new organiza tion which he proposes to form and which is to be known as the Brotherhood of Uni ted Bailor. In his address Barry says he is not advocating the formation of this new order for the purpose of fighting the Knights of Labor or to gratify his personal ambition, but to establish honesty and to place the labor movement on a decent realized basis, which will make it forever impossible for cliques and rings to be form ed to destroy in months the labor of years. The organization will be established on a decentralized basis and it will leave to trades or central branches to complete the jurisdiction and control over their own af fairs. If disputes or controversies arise be tween members and their employers they will be settled by those most conversant with the trouble, and not by those who know nothing of the cause of complaint. The order will maintain friendly relations with all legitimate organizations of labor. It will draw the line closely on scab and scabism. It will urge the study of co-ope ration and the means of bringing it into practice, and will insist upon the members giving fair manufacturers the preference when purchasing the necessaries of Mfe. It will pursue the progressive educational policy to bring into practice and have en acted to practice its platform of principles. The cardinal principles of the Brother hood will be land, currency and transpor tation. The reform is first, the right of man to the use of the earth; second, the taking from usurers and sbylocks the right to control onr currency ; third, the govern mental ownership of the means of trans porting persons, freights and intelligence, and the taking of those engines of human happiness ont of the hands of stock gam blers and speculators and operate them for the benefit of the producer and consumer. 'While seeking the settlement of those questions, the order will labor for ameliora tive terms, snch as a redaction of the hours of labor to eight per day ; the prohi bition of child labor; the abolition of con vict contract labor; the abolition of the contract system on National, State and municipal works; the prohibition of foreign labor under contract; the purification of politics through the adoption of the Aus* tralian system of voting. All the details of the plan of organiza tion have not yet been decided upon, but it will be more of a federation than a com pact national body like the Knights of Labor. In it there will be no money at the disposal of the general or federal officers, lor Barry claims that the accnmn lation of large sums of money at one cen tral point, as in the old order, is one of the greatest dangers to labor organizations. New Labor Movement. Columbus, Ohio, December 6.—District Assembly Nc. 135, K. of L., concluded its business this morning and adjourned. A joint convention of seceding Knights ünd the Federation held a meeting this af ternoon and proceeded with its work on the constitution. It has been decided to cams the new organization the National Progressive Union of Miners and Mine Latiorers, and the organizatian to be open; the officers to be president and treasurer and general executive board of seven members. The vice presidents are to be organizers, and all officers are to be salaried with tbe exception of the executive board. The president will receive $1,200 and the others a less sum. New Bureau Proposed. Washington, December 5. — Senator Manderson to-day introduced a bill for the establishment of a national patheo-biolog ical labratory at Washington, for the study ot the nature of contagious and infections diseases which threaten and endanger the health of the people, and the live stock in terests of the country. The labratory to he under the general supervision of the Sorgeon General of the Hospital Service »nd under the special direction of two directors one who will be skilled in human and the other in animal diseases. A chem ist distinguished for learning will also be employed. An appropriation of $550,000 is made for the purchase of necessary ap paratus and appliances. Kilraiti Challenged by Sullivan. New York, December 7.—John L. Sul hvan to-day challenged Jake Kilrain to '*Kht him according to the latest rules of ^ 0D< ^ 0U P^ze ling, for $10,000 a side, be battle to take place six months from ne signing of articles at a place hereafter Jftted upon. As evidence of the genuine °* Sullivan, he deposited $5,000 with e e ditor of the New York Clipper. to CHICAGO ANARCHIST». Meetings Effectually Suppressed by the Police. Chicago, December 9.—Up to this hour, 11 p. m., there have been no reports of any trouble growing out of the pro posed anarchists meetings. The police ar rangements begun last night were com pleted by noon to-day, and so perfect were all the details that it would have been a small matter to have massed 400 men at any point at which a disturbance might take place. Each station where the an archists held meetings held seventy-five men ready for instant duty. Each out lyir g station had more prepared for any emergency, bat the necessity for thest preparations did not become apparent at any time during the day. There was bnt one meeting and it was practically under the auspices of the police. This took place at Thalia hall. It was to be ostensibly a meeting of delegates from the three Socialistic Sunday schools now in existence and the object was to form an organization to take charge of the secular Sunday schools. Four hundred people were present. It could hardly be said that the meeting was confined en tirely to the objects for which it was con vened. Capt. Hallowav, in charge of 25 men, was present, but saw fit to let the meeting run its course without deeming it necessary to interfere. All the proceedings were in German and they consisted in the adoption of a series of resolutions, the gist of which were emphatic in denouncing capitalists and also condemning the action of the police in stopping the Sunday meet iug. Beyond this nothing of a sensational character occurred. Grief's hall was really the center of operations for the police. It was here that George EDgel, in 1886, proposed the terri ble echeme by which the city was to be looted and the police destroyed, and it was this meeting which practically decided that which followed on May 4th in Hay market Square. Here to day was to take place a meeting of the Arbeiter Bund, com posed of the most radical of the anarchistic element in Chicago. It was this proposed meeting which led to the interdiction of all other meetings of anarchists, whether held to-day or any other day. As early as noon a double force of police was detailed in the neighborheod. Their dnty was to keep the crowds moving. Police in citi zen's clothing, from Capt. Schaack's dis trict, who were well acquainted with the anarchists and their methods, mingled freely everywhere. Members of the Band put in appearance usually in pairs and wended their way to a saloon kept by Greif. They attempted by force of good strong German to con vince the proprietor that there would be no trouble if he permitted them to hold a meeting, but Greif was not open to con viction of this kind. He adhered strictly to what he bad promised Superintendent Hubbard yesteiday by flatly refusing to open his balls. Several attempts were made to obtain Floru's and Zeph's halls, but admission to these was also refused by the owners. The police will still be kept in reserve throughout the night. Every precaution will be taken to prevent any secret meetings. A. A P. SMASH-UP. A Train Rolls 150 Feet Down the Mountain Side. Albuquerque, N. M., December 10.— The wreck on the Atlantic & Pacific rail road, Saturday evening, was at a point called Crockton, in Johnson Canyon, the wildest place on the whole line. The en gine jumped the track when near the head of the canyon, approaching the tunnel, and the engine, tender, mail, baggage, express and one emigrant car rolled down the steep and rocky side of the mountain, a distance of 150 feet and were piled up in a confused mass at the bottom. Most of the other coaches were palled off the track, but didn't go down the bill. Mail agent F. B. Holt, baggage man Cbas. Kodemeyer and the engineer and fireman, with a considerable number of passeDgers were badly injured, but not one was killed. The company control the telegraph line and would not permit any thing in regard to the accident to be sent ont. Train Wrecked bv Rebels. Zanzibar, December 9.—The British steamer which was recently sent to Baga mojo returned here to-day with several Indian traders and their families on board. They report that the town is wrecked. There was severe fighting on Thursday and Friday and the rebel loss was heavy. Bnshiri subsequently retired five miles in land. Bushiri captured two ivory trains in the interior and killed a number of por ters, who refused to join him. The rebel loss is 100 killed. Killed on the Track. Philadelphia, December 9. —William Ekins and William H. Pnlk were struck and instantly killed by an express train while walking on the track of the Penn sylvania railroad, near Bridesburg, this evening. _______ Wrecked Trains. Woecestee, Mass, December 10.—It is reported that two Boeton & Albany trains were derailed at Ashland and three men killed. Wrecking and relief trains have been sent._ _ _ A Civil Service Commissioner Surren ders Office. Washington, December 10.— Judge Edgerton, of Indiana, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, who left Washington to-day for his home, said, before leaving he had handed his resignation to the Presi dent. Certain it is he is dissatisfied with the manner in which the President al lowed the Republican end of the com mission, with the help of Oberly, to bend the public service to the Civil Service law. The President's order bringing the railway mail service within the provisions of the Civil Service was the last straw. A Prominent Bostonian Dies. Boston, December 10.—Elisha Atkinson, one of the most successful business men in the city, died last night, aged eeventy-five. He was connected with the Ames in found ing the Union Pacific, and for many years was the first vice president of that road. As a merchant he conducted the Bay State sugar refinery, and owned a large sugar estate in Cnba. Editor Dead. New York, December 9. —A. K. Mc Millan, editor of the Commercial Bulletin, died to-night. _ __ A Chicago Tragedy. Chicago, December 10.—John A. Mar tin, engineer, shot and probably fatally wounded his boarding house keeper, Mrs. W. B. Merrill, then killed himself because she did not reciprocate his affection. What Depew Would Accept. New Yobk, December 10.—The Com mercial Advertiser publishes an interview with Depew in which it states while he would not accept a position in the cabinet, he would accept the position of minister England should it be offered him. SERIOUS RIOTS. The Mining Region of Missouri the Scene cf Mob Violence. THE MISSOURI RIOT. A Fusilade of Builets--2,00U Shots Fired. St. Louis, December 7.—The latest ad vices from Bevier are to the effect that armed neutrality still exists, but an out break is liable te occur at any minute. A man who passed through Bevier after the riot states the report that 2,000 shots were fired is not exaggerated, as is evident by the bullet perforated buildings in the vicinity. Dozens of windows are shattered and the front of the postoffice is riddled with lead. The stockade in which the Swedes sought refuge is fearfully torn and spintered. Sheriff Lyda is at Bevier with a posse, but admits he is powerless, and has so notified the Governor. The Sheriff' is of the opinion, however, that the militia would accomplish but temporary good. Jefferson City, Mo., December 7.— Governor Morehouse just received a tele gram from Sheriff' Lyda informing the Gov ernor that he was powerless to control the outlawry at Bevier. He invokes the aid of the State, and urges the Governor to send militia to preserve peace and protect the lives and property of the citizens. The Governor will take no action until he hears from Adjutant-General Jamison, now on his way to Bevier. St. Louis, December 7.—Adjutant Gen eral Jamison, by order of Governor More house, Las gone to the scene of the riots at Bevier. St. Louis, December 7.—The Republican special from MacoD, Mo. says all is quiet at Bevier, Mo, where the rioting occurred Wednesday night. Sheriff Lyda received a telegram from Adjutant General Jame son, who stopped at Jefferson City, an nouncing he would arrive in Bevier to morrow and the request for militia would then be acted upon. Sheriff Lyda re mained in Bevier to-night for the purpose of seeing that peace was maintained. The sheriff is convinced there is no remedy save the pre c 2 nce of the militia until some adjustment of the difficulties between the mine owners and the operatives can he reached. He expresses an opinion that un less the governor acts promptly the dis graceful scenes of Wednesday night will be repeated. St. Louis, December 9.—It now seems to he a settled fact that the disturbances at Bevier, Mo., where the serious riot oc curred on the night of the 5th, are by no means settled, and that the future must develop more serious disturbances. It is said that when any of the strikers at Bevier go elsewhere to work they are re fused work if it is known that they came from Bevier and belong to the Labor Con federation there. As long as the strike is continued at Bevier these sirikers receive support from the State Confederation. It is said that if the State refuse« to interfere more armed men will goto Bevier. The disarming of both sides at Bevier seems to be a bard thing to do. Gen. Jamison says the only way it can be doD* is for the Governor to declare the town an der martial law. There are two armed bodies of men—many in barricades, and if any on either side fires off his gun, acci dentally or not, it is a war signal and war begins. Governor Morehouse will go to Bevier and look over the gronnd with Adjutant General Jamison. Last night the store buildings of Loomis & Snively, leading miners of Bevier, was burned, and it is claimed the fire must have been started by an incendiary. Birmingham, Ala., December 9.—The crowds which had been collecting on the streets for several hours last night at mid night advanced on the connty jail with the intention of lynching R. R. Hawes, charged with the murder of bis wife and child. Many of the best citizens tried to reason with the crowd and prevent trouble, and some lost their lives in the attempt. When the crowd was within a few feet of the jail door and had failed to heed numerous warnings, the officers opened fire upon them, killing three men instantly, fatally wonnding seven, and wounding more or less serionsly about thirty others. Following is a fall list of the killed and wounded: M. B. Throckmorton, the postmaster, a prominent and popular man ,and an un known negro, shot through the lungs, died this morning. J. R. McCoy was towards the front of the crowd when the firing com menced. He fell wounded at the first volley. A. B. Tarrant was shot in the back. After the first volley he lay down on the ground with the hope of avoid ing the flying bullets. A ball struck him as he lay on his face and ranged np his back, killing him. A. D. Bryant was shot through the heart. He was standing near the front and was doing his best to re strain the crowd going any nearer. C. C. Tate was shot through the hip and loin, and is dying. Colbert Smith (colored) was Bhot through the right lang and died this morning. Lawrence Fitzhngb, a civil engineer, was badly wounded. Chas. Bailey was shot through the head fatally. Several of his companions were wounded, but less seriously. Cbas. Jenkins was shot in the back of the head and died this morning. J. T. Montgomery, a slight wonnd in the jaw. Mr. Berkley, shot through both legs below the knees. Chas. Bailey, shot in the right side and John Merritt shot through the left leg. John Kennedy, both legs below the knees, and also shot in the left arm below the elbow. B. W. Owen, shot through the right thigh. J. W. Gil more, shot through the bowels. Frank Childer is dead and Albert Smith, (color ed) shot in the bowels. W. A. Byrd, shot in the right shoulder. Most of the above are married and some of the dead leave large families. Col. Tom B. Jones, of the second regiment of Alabama State troops, arrived here this morning with five companies and is confident of his ability to prevent any farther attempt at mob violence. There was much excitement, bnt it has subsided somewhat to-day. St. Louis, December 9.—Hawes was in terviewed to-day by a friend in response to the first question as to his gnilt. He said : "This is terrible here; I am confined in this cell charged with murdering my wife and daughters ; why should I kill them? I loved those two children, and once I loved their mother. The children I could not have killed, because my heart was too full of love for them. The mother I would not have killed, because we were apart." When asked what he did when he heard shots last night, Hawes replied : "I got up and dressed, and made myself ready to go with a crowd to the most ignominons death man could endure." "Did yon think they would get yon ?" "Yes, I felt sure they wonld." St. Louis, December 9.— A special to the Republican from Birmingham, Ala., says : The situation here ia comparatively quiet to-day, though the feeling is intense and the authorities have taken every pre caution to prevent a repetition of last night's horrors. Col. B. F. Jones, of the 2d regiment, arrived to-day and assumed command of the militia. Sheriff Smith, in an interview, said he^ deeply regretted the occurrences of last night, but felt that he had simply done his duty. He said he gave the mob ample warning, and did not give the order to fire until it was abso lutely nectssary, and not until after the mob bad began to fire npon the jail. Mayor Thompson, who was only inducted into office last Wednesday, issued a procla mation this morning, expressing sympathy for the families of the victims of last nighi 's tragedy and deeply regretting the occurrence, but favoriug the maintenance of law and order, and appealing to all who love peace and good order to refrain from public assemblage and to remain in the quiet of their homes. Nashville, December 9.—In an inter view this evening Sheriff Smith said : "We begged and pleaded with the crowd to keep back, and then they fired the first shot. Several shots were fired by the crowd before I gave the order to fire. We begged them to bait at the month of the alley, bnt still they kept coming on. We begged them to go back and time and again warned them that we would fire, but they would not listen to us. They came bait way up the alley close to the jail door, and shouted 'Blow up the jail with dynamite.' After all this and after they opened fire I gave the order to fire. They continued after we ceased. I feel that we could not have done anything else under the circumstances, and I deeply regretted the necessity." Chief of Police Richards, who was in jail, corroborated the sheriff's story. The officers who took part in the affair stood in small groups and talked in subdued tones. It was a terrible experience and one they will not soon forget. Beyieb, December 10.—A fire last night was most disastrous, destroying a greater portion of the business section of Bevier. No doubt the conflagration was incendiary, but there is no evidence upon which any one can be convicted. It is nnderstood the militia, under direction of Governor Morehouse, will disarm both factions and temporarily restore order. Birmingham, Ala., December 10.—It is reported that Hawes bas made a full con fession of his crime. In addition to the injured, whose names were given, there are a large number of people who received slight but no disabling wounds and are therefor#not reported at the hospital. Cer tain prominent officials in the city have telegraphed Governor Seay that they con sider it necessary for him to be here and have asked him to come at once. The Governor no doubt will investigate the situation personally and make arrange ments for the removal of Hawes and Sheriff Smith or for the relief of the sol diers. Many telegrams concerning the sit uation passed to day betwfen Gov. Seay and the authorities. It is not piobabie that Gov Seay's order to dismiss the troops will be given until Cor oner Babbitf, now acting sheriff', says they are no longer needed. The funeral of Postmaster Morton and other victims took place this afternoon with impressive cere monies. Sheriff Smith still repeats the statement that he did not give the word to fire until shots were fired on the outside, and at least a dozen shots had been fired by the crowd before a single officer fired. THE NEGRO PROBLEM. Opinion of an Ex-Confederate Attor ney General. Nashville, Tenn., December 19. —The American to-morrow will print a long in terview with Thomas H. Watts, who was Attorney General of the late Confederacy, on the question ot diefrancising the Degro. He said in part: "The increased political power which the South has acquired by the freedom of the negroes ought never to be relinquished. There is no policy of the South which demands it or makes it desirable. If in telligence is superior to brawn or superior to mere muscle in the policy of State the South has nothing to fear from the pres ence of the negro with equal right to vote. The Northern States, being conquerors in the war, unwittingly increased the political power of the conquered in Congress and in the election of presidential electors. That the conquérons hould augment the political power of tne conquered, never before been done in the history of mankind, was not magnanimity to the conquered, but a vaiu hope and belief that the slave when made free wonld greatly increase the power of the Republican party in Congress and the election of President for all time to come which induced such remarkable action. If the Northern States could now mend their work, the folly of which the experience of the last twenty years so fully shows, they would doubtless act promptly and vigorously. Fortunately for the Southern States the constitution of the United States presents an insuperable bar rier to the exercise of such power. ELECTORAL VOTE. Senator Sherman's Objections to Re ceiving the Reports Washington, December 7.—Senator Sherman, to day, in speaking of the report of the resalt of the vote for presidential electors in the several States, transmitted by the Secretary of State to the Senate yesterday ander the terms of the law of 1887, said his objection to receiving the re port was based on his conviction, of the nsele8sne8s of the proceeding. If it was not nnconstitntional it was extra constitu tional. He Baid he had opposed the bill all the way through on this gronnd. If it was intended to be an expression of power by the Senate to control in any way the right of a State to declare the resalt of the vote in its jurisdiction, it was clearly nn constitntional. If it were merely to have the reenlt published or declared, it was extra constitutional in that the same thing was otherwise provided for It was on this gronnd that he desired the report referred to the committee on privilegee and elections, in order that it might there be decided how to dispose of the document. KNIGHTS OF LABOK. Coal Miners Federation to be Formed. Columbus. Ohio, December 5.—District Assembly No. 135, K. of L., held a session this morning, at which Powderly was present, and be set forth the importance of standing by the order, and making certain promises on behalf of the miners. The federation held a meeting daring the fore noon'and decided to accept no proposition at the joint convention except that looking to a single national anion. Aboat ninety delegates are present. They at once dis cussed the call for the formation of a new organization, and a large number of speeches were made. When an adjourn ment was taken the delegates opposing the new organization and supporting the K. of L. were given to understand that they need not return to the evening session un less they were willing to proceed with the miners to organize independently. To-night it was decided to form a new organization. W. T. Lewis, Master Work man of District Assembly No. 135, tender ed his resignation. Those who remain with the district will elect as Master Workman their Worthy Foreman, John Rae, of Coalmont, Pa. The territory represented by the dele gates who joined with Lewis in the forma tion of an independent order extends to Canfield connty, Pa., on the east, including the anthracite regions, to Kansas on the west. The organization estimates the following at 85 per cent, of District Assem bly No. 135. While they leave district No. 135, they still claim to be members of the K. of L., and will have their membership elsewhere. ANOTHER EXPLOSION The Blowing up of Oliver's Ooatmeal Mill at Chicago. Several Employes in the Ruins—Great Damage Wrought. DYNAMITED. A Chicago Distillery Blown up this Morning. Chicago, December 10. —At 6 o'clock this morning an attempt was made to de stroy Shufeldt & Co.'s distillery, in the northern portion of the city, by dynamite Enough facts are not yet known to justify a conclusion as to whether it was the work of anarchists or some one who has a per sonal grievance against the Shufeldts. At the hour mentioned the neighborhood was shaken by a tremendous explosion, shak ing buildings, breaking many panes of glass in surrounding houses and causing people to rash into the street in great alarm. Investigation showed that a bomb had been thrown, probably from the street, into a detached warehonse used for storing high wines. This building was shattered, the hoops of many casks burst and the heads of some driven in. Soon after a package wrapped in paper was dis covered lying in the street. It contained several sticks of dynamite and fulminating caps. The fuse connected with the pack age showed evidence of having been lighted, bnt had gone out prematurely. A bole about three feet square was torn in the roof. The intention evidently was to throw a bomb through the skylight un derneath which were several vats filled with a highly explosive liquid. Had this succeeded a score of buildings wonld bave been wrecked and fifteen thousand barrels of whiskey in the storehonse wonld have caused a big conflagration. Jame.s D. Lynch, one of proprietors, says he believes the explosion was the work of the whiskey trust, which has frequently threatened vengence because his company refused to join the trust. He adds that one of the members of the trust came to his distillery shortly alter the explosion, but was com pelled to leave, being threatened with violence. Fortunately nobody was in the building when the deed was com mitted and nobody was hart. Chicago, December 10.— J. D. Lynch, manager of the Scbofeldt Co., offers a re ward of$25,000 to the person who threw dynamite on the distillery building, for the name of the man who employed him to do the work, or snch information as will lead to the detection and arrest of par ties responsible for the outrage. Members of the whisky trust ridicule the idea that the attempt to destroy property was the work, directly or indirectly, of their organ ization. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. Mill Destroyed and Several Persons Killed and Hounded. Chicago, December 11.—Shortly before 2 o'clock this morning an explosion oc curred in Oliver's oatmeal mill, a three story brick building on Halstead street, near Fulton. The mill was surrounded by a number of frame buildings, and the roof of the mill was raised in the air and fell upon several of the buildings, crashing them. No lives are known to have been lost, however, outside of the night force employed in the mill. Of these Charles Miller, engineer, John Smith and Ernest Carter, millers, are known to be in the ruins. John Holmes, another miller, was blow.i out of the second story into the street and picked up fatally injured. The fire wnich ensued lasted an honr. The greatest damage, next to the building itself, will be in the destruction of window glass in the vicinity. The entire fronts of building:' for a block on either side of the mill are cracked and the windows broken. A rough estimate places the los3 at $ 100 , 000 . Chicago, December il. — A battalion of twenty firemen and over one hundred volunteers are at work clearing away the rain of last night's explosion. Earnest Casper, one of the three known to be dead, was at work in the engine cupola at the time. The cnpola was lifted almost entire and was thrown a distance of sixty feet npon the sonth side of the street. The mutilated form of Casper is somewhere un der the wreck. John Christensen, kiln man, is the second known victim. His body has not been fonnd. Cbas. Miller, engineer, is also buried under the debris. The proprietor and manager of the mill have been nnable to learn positively the canse of the explosion. Each thinks oatmeal dost may have caused it, but the terrific force was unprece dented if this theory be accepted. No other reasonable explanation is offered, however. Plate glass was shattered and buildings shaken a mile away. Loss, $150,000. Chicago, December 11.—A body, sup posed to be that of Engineer Miller, was unearthed at 11 o'clock, badly burned and mangled. It had been thrown a consider able distance. The boilers were uncov ered and ionnd intact, so the explosion was certainly of mill dost. The police say no dynamite was nsed. The body of Ernest Casper has been dag oat of the rains. SIOUX RESERVATION. Bill Pending lor the Division of the Land. Washington, December 5. —Delegate Gifford, of Dakota, to-day introduced a bill amendatory of the law providing for a division of the great Sionx reservation in Dakota and for the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder. The bill amends the law as followe: The reservation to be opened withont the consent of the Indians while the law passed at the last session, required snch consent to the Indian, the sum of $2,000, 000 was to be deposited to the credit of the Indians instead of $1,000 000, provided for at the last session, the lands thrown open to settlement to be paid for at the following rates: On lands entered for set tlement during the first two years after opening the reservations $1 per acre, all lands taken daring the next two years 75 cents per acre and 50 cents per acre for the rest undisposed of at that time. The law of the lsst session proposed to pay for the lands at five cents per acre. A feature of the amendment is an appropriation of $20, 000 to defray the expenses of surveying the land open to settlement. Iowa Evictions. Chicago, December 5. —A Daily Neics special from Waterloo, la., says: It is re ported from Ft. Dodge, on authority of a settler named Barber, residing where the last evictions occurred, that the river land settlers held a meeting Sunday and agreed to shoot the officers if farther evictions were attempted. The owners of the land are men of nerve and having promised to evict all settlers before March will not be deterred by threats. The last eviction must be made during the last days of Feb ruary and of coarse in cold weather. The trouble may yet resalt serionsly. GEN. HARRISON. Taking an Outing---Vice President Morton to Visit Indianapolis. Indianapolis, December 5.—Gen. Har rison and party left at 7:30 o'clock this morning over the Indianapolis, Decatur & Springfield railroad in a special car. The exact destination was unknown to any one outside the party except the railroad offi cials. It is believed the first stopping place was Dnaa, seventy five miles west from Indianapolis and only five miles from the Illinois State line, where the party alighted and spent the day beatiDg the bashes for quail, prairie hens and rabbits. At the express desire of Gen. Harrison no reporters or correspondents accompanied the party, but three special correspondents followed them, taking the regular express train west. The General will sleep to-night at a farm house near Dana. The party re turned here to morrow uight. It is expected that Levi P. Morton, Vice President-elect, will be in Indianapolis early next week to call on Gen. Harrison. He will probably be accompanied by his wife and two or three of the prominent Republicans of New York. Indianapolis, December 6 —Gen. Har rison and bunting party returned to the city this evening. The General expressed him self as having greatly enjoyed his two days outing. They had good weather and quail were fairly plentiful. Two days tramp and exposure appears to have benefitted the General. The wind bronzed his face a little, and he looked the picture of health to night as be sat telling the incidents of his hunt. Wheu the party reached Dana this afterncou to take the train for home they found fully 500 farmers and others congregated about the car, patiently wait ing the arrival of Gen. Harrison, who shook hands with earch one and chatted with them about his hunt. Indianapolis. December 9 —President elect and Mrs. Harrison attended divin services as nsual this morning. In the afternoon Gen. Harrison attended the funeral of his friend, Harris H. Wetzel late agent of the Vandalia road at this point. During the late campaign Mr. Wetzel was one of the lending organizers of the Repnblican Railway Men's Club, and he enjoyed the high esteem and friend ship of Gen. Harrison. Russell B. Harrison, son of the Presi dent-elect, leaves to-night for New York, where he will remain some time. The nature of bis business is not known, and it may be political. Indianapolis, December 10.— The usual number of visitors paid their respects to the President-elect to-day. Among the ont of town callers was Herbert Padcliffe, secretary of the Home Market Club, of Boston. Padcliffe states that his mission here was for the purpose of bringing to the attention of the President-elect the uneven and discriminating administration of the tariff laws through the undervalua tion of invoices and wrong classifications and decisions of the Treasury Department, etc. He also spoke of the consular service, suggesting the need of putting it upon a moie practical working basis so as to ren der ass'stance in the detection of these frauds upon the government. Padcliffe ex pressed himself as being thoroughly satis fied with his interview with Gen. Harri son, stating that the latter realized the im portance of having the customs laws hon estly and impartially administered, and he hoped to see the abuses referred to reme died under his administration. RAILROAD AFFAIRS. Uniform Classification Not Practi cable. Chicago, December 5. —The committee on uniform classification, after two days' discussion of the subject, resolved to-day that strict uniformity cannot be reached by forced or harried measures without pro ducing conditions disastrous to the busi ness interests of the country. It was agreed that greater uniformity in the class ification of freight is both desirable and practicable, bnt that the only safe way to work ont the problem was by frequent conferences and a constant effort by the railroads to remove the disparities in the several classifications now in nse. A stand ing committee was therefore appointed, composed of two members from each of the traffic associations, to follow np the work of combining the different classfica tions. It was decided to use such number of classes as to prevent conflicting of com modities, as well as class rates in the sev eral sections of the country without sacri ficing the proper interests of the carriers. The general meeting then adjourned to meet in Chicago on the second Wednesday in February. THE BURLINGTON STRIKE. The Switchmen Charge the Engineers With Treachery. Chicago, December 10.—A final attempt will be made in a few days by the com mittee of engineers, who went on a strike on the Burlington road last Friday, to get the men back to work upon the old terms or better. The resalt of the conference is bound to be important, for if the men Can not get back, the committee has power to renew the efforts that were made last spring, and declare a general boycott on "Q" freight. If this boycott is declared, it is said the switchmen will seek to defeat the engineers and charge them with treach ery in having induced them to strike last spring, and then leaving them in the larch. There are still 400 idle switchmen and they have held several meetings, at the last of which they appointed a committee to wait on the Burlington officials and ask for restoration to their old places. A reply is expected from Superintendent Beeler. The general grievance committee of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers is now in Chicago with the single ex ception of Chairman Kavener, who is en route from San Francisco. The feeling is stated to be very bitter between the engi neers and firemen here and this has ex tended to the other roads terminating in Chicago. This condition of affairs is said to be weilding powerful influence against the proposed scheme of federation of rail way employees which has been under dis cussion for some time. Death of Prof. Shepard. Norwich, Conn., December 9. —Prof. Forest Shepard died in this city on Satur day, of pneumonia, aged 88 years. He was born at Bo^cowan, N. H. He was graduated by Yale University in the class of 1827 He was the professor of science in the Western Reserve College at Hudson, Obio. He made a thorough study of min eralogy and mining and was well known as a specialist in all parts of the country. He was a pedestrian of wonderful powers. After he was 80 years old he walked from this city to New Haven to attend a reun ion of his classmates. Dr. Geo. R. Shep ard. of Hartford, is his son rnd Mrs. C. T. Weitzel, of Santa Barbara, CaL, and Mrs. Wm. Hutchinson, of Norwich, his two sur viving daughters. Death of the Last of the Family. Middletown, N. Y., December 8.— Geo W. Seward died at Florida, this county, this morning, aged eighty years. He was a brother of Secretary of State Wm. H. Seward, and was the last survivor of his family. • , A LARGE REWARD. Fifty Thousand Dollars For the Arrest and Conviction of the Snell Murderer. SNELL MURDER CASE. Further Particulars in Regard to the Capture of Tascott. Chicago, December 5. —Interest was re vived in the Snell murder case to day by the publication, which appeared in an evening paper, of a statement by A. J. Stone, son-in-law of the murdered mil lionaire, in which he said that the sup posed murderer bad been captured. Stcne said, added the press correspondent, that what he did was as follows : "I have re ceived a telegram from a man who claims to have arrested Tascott. He now has him in his possession and wished to know when I could send to identify him. I tele graphed, 'How do you know it is Tascott?' and the answer said that the prisoner answered all the descriptions and the man would send a photograph Monday. That photograph is what I am now waiting for." • Stone preferred not to say at what point the prisoner was being held. An announce ment was made by Mr. Stone this evening that has lent additional interest to the cele brated case. This was that the widow, Mrs. Henrietta Snell, has increased the amount of the re ward from $20.u()0 to $50,000 making it the largest amount ever offered for the capture of any human being in the world. This $50,000 reward will be paid by Mis. Snell through the Chicago police department. This offer holds ^ood for four months from this date. All suspects arrested must be photographed and the likeness sent to Stone or Hubbard, superintendents of the Chicago police department. No detectives will be sent as heretofore until strong marks of identification are presented. WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO. Interview With Adjutant General Koontz. Indianapolis, December 5. —The move ment started by Adjutant General Kocntz and a few associated Democratic veterans, looked to the withdrawal of Demo cratic members from the Grand Army of the Republic and the formation of a new benevolent soldiers' organization. The order is given an entirely different coloriug , to-night by statements directly from Adjutant General Koontz, who seems to be the fountainhead of the movement. He stated this evening in an interview that the new organization was not antagonistic to the G. A. R. He declares that all the newspaper reports to the contrary are in error npon this point. Nevertheless the point is a new one here. The constitution and by-laws of the new organization are not yet forthcoming to the public. A meeting of some fifty Democratic vet erans was held to-night, and presided over by Adjutant General Koontz, at which an executive committee was appointed by the chair with instructions to press the or ganization of subordinate Posts through out the country. From Democratic veter ans familiar with the movement it is as certained that the character of the move ment has undergone a recent and radical change. He admitted that the original idea was to indnee Democratic members of the G. A. R. to withdraw anl fonnd an other benevolent order something on the same plan as the G. A. R. This project has been abandonep and in its place a movement is substituted to form Demo cratic veteran political clubs. The Sheridan Statue. Chicago, December 5. —The committee appointed by the Society of the Army of the Cumberland to have charge of the erection of an equestrian statue in Washington of the late Gen. Sheridan, held their first meeting here to day, and elected General Alger treasurer, and Col. Corbin, U. S. A., as secretary. The following snb-commit tee was appointed to solicit fnnds: Gen. Ducat, Ills., Gen. Barnet, O., Gen. Mander son, Neb., Gen. Stone, Mass., and Geo. Lambert, Penn. Gen. Corbin will be ap pointed to secure from Congress an appro priation for the statue. Missouri Election Frauds. Kansas City', Mo., December 5. —The existence of a secret Repnblican organiza tion was made known to day. It has been engaged in the secret investigation of the alleged corruption at the November elec tion, and Jndge McCrary is one of its most prominent members. It is stated this afternoon the work resulted in the discovery of gross frauds and conclusive cases have been established against 125 persons. Election District Thrown Out. New Yobk, December 5. —At a meeting of the connty Republican committee to night the Republican organization of the eighth assembly district, of whieh John O'Brien is the central figure, was thrown ont of the Repub! ; can parly for treachery >n the last campaign on the connty ticket. Before O'Brien assnmed control in the dis trict it had been a Democratic stronghold, bat has since shown a Repnblican majority at each Presidential election. Presidential Appointments. Washington, December 10.— Capt. Peter D. Vroom, of the Third Cavalry, to be Inspector General with the rank of Major; Capt. Edward Hunter, of the First Cavalry, to be Jndge Advocate with the rank of Major ; Capt. Geo. B. Davis, Fifth Cavalry, Judge Advocate with the rank cf Major; First Lieutenant Robert Craig, Fourth Artillery, First Qaartermai 'er with the rank of Captain. Gen. Logan's Remarkable Prediction. "The result of the election has recalled to my mind most forcibly," said Richard P. Sisson, of Mattoon, 111., "a prediction made by Gen. John A. Logan in a speech mad» in Springfield during the campaign of 1868. In th course of his remarks Gen. Logan eaid : "I will make no prediction as to what the political complexion of the coun try will be for the next twenty years, bnt mark what I say, 1888 will see a great Re pnblican victory. Tbe soldiers of the Union required four years to fight the enemy from the Ohio river to the Gulf of Mexico and hack again to the Potomac, and the majority of our soldiers were unmarried men. Nearly all of these are now married, and their sons will have arrived at the voting age in 1888. The Repnblican party may very possibly sustain a number of reverses be fore that date, as the rising generation will be largely the offspring of the copperheads and others who had neither courage nor de sire to go to tbe front, and they are likely to vote for the party against which the manly and loyal portion of the cemmomty shot. But from 1888 on the result will be different. The sons of the soldiers of the Union will come to the front and vote as their fathers shot. After 1888 the Demo cratic party is doomed." The reenlt of the present election has fnlly borne ont Logan's prediction. Let ns see if the voice from the grave will be as aconrate a» regards the future.