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\ Statement Prom the Corporal in Reply to Gen. Noble. HIE PENSION HERATING. Tanner'* Reply to Secretary Noble. nier I I made fifteen states that while the presumption from the fat about of the Washington, Oct. 20.—Ex-Commis sioner Tanner comes ont to-night with a long statement replying to Secretary Coble's letter of July 24?h, the gist of which was given in these despatches on Friday night. Tanner denies at the outset ! that he defied the Secretary on the subject o! rerating, or his authority in the admin istration of the bureau. He gives out for publication the letter to which Secretary Voble'sreply was made. In it Tanner says: ''in icat, I do not propoee in any event a ve an honorable lifetime smirched in slightest degree at this period of my tence, and where I may find well ided reasons for believing that I have i imposed upon and misled, I shall be k to recommend the condemnation ited by the parties concerned, desire to add furthermore that have made a comparison of Bl .on in these cases, (meaning the cases of j ension office employ es) with that taken bv my predecessor in smaller cases and fiiid the comparison is entirely favorable to the present administration. Tanner, in commenting on the stress laid by Secretary Noble upon the law relating to re-rating, says when be took the office he found that on the question of re rating the office had been since March 23, 1886, operating in ac cordance with a decision rendered by \snistant Secretary Jenks, who, in the case of Charles Watson, declared that if in any case adjudicated under the act of March 3, 1379 . arrears of pension were not graded according to the pensioner's disability, neither Section 4698J nor any other provision of law prohibits readjudicating. Watson's contention was in part for a I*n»ion on account of sunstroke, but he no claim for that disability until eats after his discharge. Mr. Jenks jan that he made no claim until fifteen years after dischared is not in favor of the view that disability was great, still he holds that the claimant should have an opportunity to show the extent of his dis ability during that period. If the evi dence should show that for any portion of time since bis discharge he has bean dis abled in that period it should be increased so as to correspond with the degree of dis ability. "If Secretary Noble sees fit,' says Tanner, "to construe the statutes so as to make them less liberal to the soldiers than did his eminent Democratic predecessor, the responsibility mast rest with him, and I am not willing that while so doing he shall, unchallenged, arraign me as oper ating without reason and beyond the pale of law." Various statements have been published the vast number of claitr» _ ___ employes of the pension office which have been acted upon during my incumbency. The fact is there were but thirty-three of them all told. There are nearly 700 soldiers employed in the pen sion office. So the public can judge as well as I how much foundation there is re garding the point of numbers. For the criticism passed upon the office in that re spect suffice it to say that fonr gentlemen, men of long experience in office and of acknowledged character and capacity, in their report to me on 24 cases broadly im peached the correctness of the action in one case, whereupon I immediately called for the papers in that case, and finding that a certificate had not been issued, cancelled all proceedings taken in the case Of the thirty-three cases they re ported that three were simply an increase and not related cases ; that action taken in two of the others was right in part and that in one case injustice was done a pensioner and that he bad not been granted enough. Six cases were reported as having been wrongly favored ; all the rest were!certified to as absolutely correct. On the 20th of June there came notice to me of the fact that a committee of investi gation 'had been constituted. When they appeared, a day or two afterwards, I in structed the chief clerk to place the office and all] it contained at their disposal if they desired it. That terminated my asso ciation with the committee of investiga tion right at the commencement of its ex istence. I never saw the report of the com mittee on the investigation until the after noon of the day I resigned, when I fonnd it on a table in the White House, and was there told by the President and Secretary that I sat in a position where I had the opportunity ot my life to serve our com rades and onr country. I desired to serve them to the full extent that the law permits, and not one iota beyond. I desired to help make this branch of the ad ministration eo popular with the veterans and patriotic people over the country at large that in the future there could be no question where the support of men who served and suffered would be given. Tanner says this letter was n«™r an swered and it closed the commun.^ between him and the Secretary. In to 'he Secretary's assumption o subordination, Tanner presents a let er which he sent to the Secretary Aoj-L5th and in which be expresses regret that they had fallen apart, and attributes the trouble to too little personal communication The letter goes on to say : "I recognise that the report contained nothing which would in the slightest degree reflect upon my tegrity, or impeach the honesty of my action as commissioner. ,t at the Prince, ctober 20,-While Prince Wurtemberg, was driving to wigsbnrg to-day,he was fired amed Klaibes, who, upon be xclaimed : "It is ^ aad a Catholic King. The >t hart. VILLARD'S VICTORY. His Northern Pacific Plans Prevail. New Yoke, October 17. —The Northern Pacific preferred stockholders held a meet ing to-day. Chairman Harris presided. The other directors present were Henry Villard, C. L. Colburn and Brayton Ives. A large number of Wall street men and holders of stock .were present. The only business before the meeting was the voting npon what is known as Yillard's plan. It authorizes the issue of $160,000,000 of new 5 per cent, bonds payable one hundred years hence. The voting on the plan be gan at 10:30. It econ became apparent that the Villard party would win, and Johnston Livingston offered the following resolution, which was adopted and which is in direct sympathy with the circular issued September 21,1889, by Chairman Harris. The resolution was seconded ranch to everybody's surprise by Henry Villard. The resolution is as follows: Resolved That the holders of preferred stock represented here suggest to the in coming hoard of directors to take into con sideration the distribution of the whole amount doe to preferred stock holders as soon as the company should be in proper position to do so. Not a negative vote was received. Just before noon James B. Williams an nounced that the financial plan had been carried, owing to duplicate proxies having been deposited he could not annonnee the exact result, adjournment was therefore taken until Monday. Henry Villard voted the majority of stock. Robert Harris t President of the company for many years and who last year acted as chairman of the board of directors, was dropped from the directory and so are Brayton Ives, J C. Bullitt, Fred Billings, and John H. Brook man. The new directors are George Mor rison, James Haggin,C. H. Leland, Charles C Beaman and J. B. Williams. There was a slender majority of stock voted by Rob ert Harris in favor of re-electing the old board. Base Ball Affairs. Chicago, October 20. —A dispatch from Minneapolis asserts, "on good authority," that Spaulding, of the Chicago League club, and the managers of the Boston club are backing the Brotherhood of Ball Play ers. This, it is claimed, is the outcome of a proposition made by Johnny Ward, who found that the brotherhood was not get ting as much financial backing as was necessary to put their scheme into opera tion. He proposed to Spaulding that the moneyed members of the league advence money for running the clubs of Boston, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, and the brotherhood would sustain the clnbsin the other fonr cities. An agreement was reached. ThiB means that the new brother hood clubs are to be an offshoot of the league; also practically a disruption of the American Association. A bitter war will be waged, apparently, between the rivals, but at the end of the playing season the brotherhood and league will have several dollars to divide among themselves as the result of the scheme. Addressed the Pilgrims. Ru3i e, October 20.—The Pope to-day gave audience to part of the French pil grims and delivered an address to them. He appeared to be feeble and his voice was almost inaudible. He reiterated the pro tests against the attitude of the Italian government toward the papacy. The Pope advised the formation of an association which shah be devoted to the securing of material welfare of workmen >by procuring increased facilities for labor, inculcating the principles of econemy and defending the rights and legitimate claims of work men. He expressed the hope that govern ments everywhere would treat the work ing classes with kindness and endeavor to restrain the tendencies toward luxury and the undue desire for wealth. Denial from Gen. Powell. St. Louis, October 20.—Gen. W. H. Powell, of Belleville, 111., who was granted an increase of pension a short time before the appointment of Commissioner Tanner, has written a letter to Secretary Noble, de nying that the increase was granted, as claimed by Tanner, on a letter from Secre tary Noble to Gen. Black. Gen. Powell claims that it was not a case of re-rating, bat the correction of an error in his origi nal allowance He adds that the statement of Tanner was a misconception of facts, either through ignorance or wilfnl mis representation. ____ Fishery Dispute. Ottawa, October 20.— It is rumored that Lord Stanley will shortly return home from the Pacific coast, and in connection with this rumor t^e statement is made that the British government has instructed Sir Julian Panncefort, embassador at Wash ington, to negotiate for a settlement of the Behring sea difficulty and the Atlantic fishery question. The Behring sea matter, it is believed here, will be settled upon the basis originally proposed, viz.: the ap pointment of a commission representing Japan, Russia, Eogland, Canada and the United States. ____ Stolen Bonds. City of Mexico, October 20. —At a late hoar last night Minister of Finance Dub lan, is speaking of the bond robbery, stated that everything would be cleared up Mon day. To-day it is semi officially stated that the stolen bond-books each contained bonds of the nominal vaine of $600,000, that the bonds were neither signed, sealed, dated, nor marked with the probate mark of the treasury department. Thrown from the Track. Portland, Ore., October 20.—A North ern Pacific passenger train was derailed to day near Hunters, Ore., by a steer on the track. The engineer and fireman were fatally injured, but the two hundred pas sengers escaped with nothing more serious than a good shaking np Drowned. Port Arthur, Ont, October 20. By the capsizing of a boat daring the storm of Thursday two men, Frank Dnpries *nd another man, name unknown, were drowned. A third man was rescued. CRIME AND CA8DLTY. A Dakota Elevator Agent Held up and Robbed of $20,000. Robbed by Highwaymen. Casselton, N. D., October 20.—Last evening as Mr. Collem, agent of the North western elevator, was retoming te Arthnr, seventeen miles north of here, he was met by two men who robbed him of $25,000. He had taken the money to Hunter to get it changed into small bills. The robbers escaped. Attempted Railroad Wreck. Wichita, Kas., October 20. —An attempt was made this morning to wreck a passen ger train on the Rock Island road fifteen miles east of McFarland, Kas., a strong piece of timber being used, which was placed upright in a culvert. When the engine struck it one of the cross pieces in the culvert broke and allowed the timber to fall. The engine was only slightlydam agtd. Detectives are investigating the matter. Trains Wrecked. ? El Paso, Texas, October 17.—A freight train was wrecked by a wash out on the Texxs Pacific sixty miles east of here. Engineer Biddle, Fireman Jores and Brake man Mansfield were killed. Concord, N. S., October 17.—This morn ing the Montreal express over the Northern railroad, drawn by two locomotives, ran into the rear of a freight train near West Canaan, causing a bad smash np. The officials refuse io give particulars. They state that none of the train men were in jured and the only injury to passengers consist of Blight brnises and scratches. Coal Mine Explosion. Fort Smith, Ark., ! October 20.—A dis astrous explosion occurred yesterday in a coal mine at the Bryant Switch, fifty miles south of here in the Choctaw nation. A miner's lamp came in contact with a keg of powder, the explosion of the powder caused an explosion of coal dust which set the mine on fire. Sixteen men were in the mine shaft, which is 500 feet deep. The work of rescuing was completed at dark last evening. All of them were more or less iDjnred. Four were horribly burned and at the last accounts they were not ex pected to recover. They Were Lynched. Columbia, S. C., October 17.—Rorbert Berrier, white, who last week murdered his mother-in-law at Lexington, N. C., was taken from the jail there by a mob and lynched. Brigham, Ala, October 17.—James Hickey was lynched in Chilton coDnty yes terday for murder. Columbia, Tenn., October 17.—A negro whose name is unknown, who was under arrest for striking another man, was taken from an officer yesterday by the man's friends and strung up, bnt was cut down before his death ard taken away. The officers have been looking for him all night bnt it is believed he has been lynched. Haytlan Presidential Election. New York October 17.—The steamship Athos arrived here to-day from Haytian ports. The steamer, which touched at Port au Prince, Sept. 11, brings the intelligence that Hyppolite was at that time engaged in arranging for a presidential election. He expects to be the unanimous choice of the people. The election takes place the pres ent month. New York, October 17.—A cable to the Maritime Exchange announces that Hypo lite has been unanimously elected Presi dent of Hayti. There were 91 votes cast Hartranft's Fanerai. Norristown, Pa., October 17. —General John F. Hartranft died this merning. Norristown, Pa., October 21.— The funeral of Gen. Hartranft occurred to-day All business was suspended. The town was draped in mourning. Private services were held at the family residence this morning, after which the remains were conveyed with military escort to the court house and lay in state from 11 o'clock to 2 p. m, where they were viewed by 20,000 people. Then the doors were closed and the funeral oration delivered by Rev. Hy G. McCook, of Philadelphia. At 3 o'clock the proces sion to the cemetery started. At the grave services will be held by the Grand Army and Masons. So Reported. Washington, October 17.—It is reported onr Minister to Hayti, Fred Douglas, is commissioned by Blaine to try and con vince the powers in Hayti and San Domin go, while maintaining their autonomy, to pat themselves nnder the protectorate of the United States; and, furthermore, Min ister Palmer is to see what he can do at Madrid in a qniet way to secure the sever ance of Spain's relations with Cuba. Samoa Trouble. Berlin, October 17.— The North German Gazette says: It is not likely that Ger many will refuse to recognize Matas fa as King of Samoa; that it must be assnmed that the other powers parties to the Samoan treaty have similarly expressed themselves, because at the conference recently held at Berlin all the representatives agreed that Mataafa should be king. Wanton Murder. Wheeling, W. Va., October 20.—This evening as Charles Platt, aged 15, and a friend were returning home in a wagon from gathering walnuts in the country they were accosted by James Mnlcahy, aged 17, who asked them for a ride.jUpon their refusal Mnlcahy raised a rifle which he was carrying fand shot Platt, killing him instantly. The murderer escaped. Destroyed by Fire. Marshfield, Wis.. October 20—The little village of Cnstis, containing between 300 and 500 inhabitants, on the line of tbe Central railroad north of here, was de Btroved by fire on Friday. The loss is at least $100,000. The principal industries of the town were lumber and hay. before the jury. Alex. Snllivan's Office Men Testify. Chicago, October 17.—Henry L. Stotlen berg, Alexander Snllivan's private secre tary, who was arrested last night, was taken before the grand jury this morning When he come out he was released. Inter viewed, he said he did not go before the grand jurv willingly, but declined to state the nature of the evidence given by him. Following him Henry J. McArdle, another clerk in Sullivan's office, was taken before the grand jury. When he came ont he said he had revealed nothing because he had nothing to reveal. It is predicted there will be sensational developments this after noon or evening. Lawyer Windes, of Windes & Sullivan, a young man named Kelly, Otto Erickson, a grocer's clerk, and Jeremiah O'Donnell were also examined by the grand jnry t which this afternoon turned in twelve in dictments, cnly one of which relates to the Croni:. case. It is understood it is against John Graham. Chicago, October 21.—At different times to-day the Cronin jury was complete un less the talesman on the stand at the moment was eubject to a peremptory chal lenge. The challenge came each time, however. To-night the jury is incom plete, fonr jurors having yet to be sworn in, but with three of the four practically accepted by both sidts. The defense has three and the prosecution twenty three peremtories left. Wm. L. James, son of a prominent British American lawyer, said to-day in an interview that suspect KuDze was one of the men who occupied the flat on Clark street, where the furniture found in the Carlson is supposed to have been first taken. Young James says that at the time of Cronin's disappearance his father had an office across the street from the flat, and it was from there that he saw Knnze. Lawyer Foster, according to a local paper, to-day outlined the defense set np byBeggs; that committees were appoint ed, but not for the purpose of trying Dr. Cronin. The evidence will show that after the resolution was discussed it was decided to refer the whole matter for final settle ment to the district officer, Edward Spell man, of Peoria. This, Foster says, was the occasion of all the corre pondence between Spellman and Beggs, which will appear on the trial. If this correspondence contains the name of Cronin, Foster says he is very mnch misinformed. SOUTH DAKOTA SENATORS. Pettigrew and Moody are the Coming Men. Pierre, S. D,October 17. —Both branches of the Legislature voted separately for U. S. Senators In the House R. F. Pettigrew received 108; Moody 108; Bartlett Tripp 14; H. M. Day 14. In the Senate Pettigrew and Moody received 41; Trip and Day 4. The election of Pettigrew and Moody will be ratified in joint session to-day. A resolution passed asking Congress to make an appropriation for the boring of artesian wells with the view of deciding the possibility of an artesian well organi zation. St. Paul, October 20. —Gov. Mellette has the constitutions of North and South Dakota and the official election returns ready and will forward them to the Presi dent to-morrow. RUSSIAN ROUBLES. Arrest, at Odessa, of American Coun terfeiters. London, October 21—Russian Police at Odessa late Saturday night arrested two men, said to be Americans, charged with circnlating large amounts of new and dan gerous forged twenty-five-ronble bills of the bank of Russia. Two packages, pur porting to be bales of cotton cloth, which arrived from New York last week, were consigned to one of these men, and on ex amination by the rustoms officials were found to contain nearly a million ronbles of these counterfeit bills. Railroad Foreclosure. Des Moines, Iowa, October 17.—Judge Shiras, of the U. S. Court, signed a decree of foreclosure against the St. Lonis, Des Moines & Northern railroad in favor of the Mercantile Trust Co., of New York, on a total claim of $487,000. Barbed Wire Trust. Chicago, October 17.—Representatives of the firms engaged in the barbed wire industry are in secret conference to day at the Leland hotel, with a view, it is under stood, of forming a trust. It is not yet known whether Washburn & Moen are parties to the movement. Brash Light Sale. Cleveland, October 17.—Presidennt G. W. Stackly, of the Brnsh Electric Co., has confirmed the report that the plant and business of the Brnsh people had been sold to the Thompson-Honston company, of New York, on a basis of $3,000,000. Denies It. Washington, October 17.—A. B. Camp bell, of Kansas, contradicts emphatically the dispatch from Topeka to the effect that he had been offered the position of Consul General at Melbourne. Attempted Assassination. Yokohama, October 20.— Cou_.t Okoma, Minister of Foreign Affairs, was slightly wounded to-day by a would-be assassin The latter committed suscide. Lynched. Memphis, Tenn., Ojt. 20.—An nnknown negro charged with rape was lynched near Lake Cormorant last night. Fire. Escanaba, Mich., October 20.—Ten business buildings and a hotel were burned here this morning. The losses aggregate $45,000. Several of the guests at the Lewis House escaped in their night clothing, losing all their personal effects. Severe Storm. Naples, October 20.- Violent storms prevail in this region. The city is partly inundated. An immense amount of dam age has been done. Died. New York, October 20.— B. T. Babbitt, the well known soap mannfactnrer, to-day. He was 80 yeas old. died WINDOM S DECISION. He Adheres to Former Rulings Admitting Mexican Lead Ores Free of Duty. He Has no Power to Change the Classifi cation and Congress Must be Looked to for Relief. LEAD ORES. Secretary Windom's Decision in Re gard to the Subject. ^'Washington, October 18—Secretary Windom to-nigbt made public his long ex pected leid ore decision, in which he sus tains the present classification that admits argentiferous lead ores imported from Mexico free of duty. The Secretary sent a letter promulgating his decision to the cn8tom officers to day. After the uniform decisions and practices of the department with respect to the classification of these ores in 1880, he says: "The dutiable or non-dutable character of these ores was the subject of investigation by the judiciary committee of the Senate, who reported on the 5th of July, 1888, in effect that the o.es of the character men tioned, namely, ores containing more lead in weight than either gold or silver, but more gold or silver than lead in value, are not in the opinion of «he committee sub ject to duty under the existing law. If the question presented were a new one, and had not beeu tbe subject of administrative construction, fortified by the opinion of the senate, I would feel at liberity to gi?e greater consideration to the weighty argu ments which have been adduced tending to establish the dutiable character of all ores of this description containing lead in ap preciable or considerable quanity; more so if it had been satisfactorily demonstrated that these ores are not known nor entitled to be known, commercially, as ores ol silver. It not having been so uemonstraied, aad it being a fact that since the original decision of 1880 on this subj ct, congress has re enacting the existing provisions of tbe tariff with regard to lead ores and silver ores re spectively , I do not feci at liberty to set aside tbe existing classification. It must be assumed that the rulings and practice of the department were known to congress wu:ii it passed the tariff act of 1883. It mast be held that tbe designation ot lead ore and silver ore in tbe tariff in the ab sence ol a legislative definition, was that of the existing decisions; that Congress u tended the classification should turn on the question ot tbe question ol the quality and not on the quantity. It is therefore considered that this department is without authority to change the departmental and congressional definition of these ores, in the faith of whicn large business interests have been established. That Con gress did not intend to impose a duty upon lead which might be found in different ores, but only upo^ such ores as were then recognized under tbe decisions of the de partaient as lead ores, is gathertd from other parts of the tarifi act, for, in para graph 186, copper is made dutiable when ever tound in ore, and in paragraph 191 nickel is also made dutiable wheuevei tound in ore or in crude forms. In these cases it is clearly metal contained in ore which is made subject to duty, and had the same form of expression been used in reference to lead metal would have been dutiable at the rate prescribed whenever found in ore according to the well settled rules of statutory construction. Tbis differ ence in form of expression must be deemed to indicate different legislative intent and be yond the authority of the department io impose a duty in snch case to the ore itself under existing rules of classification. I consider therefore that the present classifi cation has attained the force of congres sional enactment and that a change, if de sired, mast be sought in congressional in tervention. If, however, ores of this de scription are imported, which are distinc tively known as lead ores, then the lead in value is not, in the opinion of the com mittee subject to duty under existing law. It the question presented were a new one and had not been the subject of adminis trative construction, fort fled by the opinion of the judiciary commit tee of the Senate. I would feel at liberty to give greater consideration to the weighty arguments which have been adduced tending to estab lish the dutiable character of all ores ot this description containing lead in appre ciable or considerable quantity; moie so if it had been satisfactorily demonstrated that these ores are not known nor entitled to be known commercially as silver. It not having been so demonstrated, and it being the fact that since the original de cision of 1880 on this subject, Congress has re-enacted the existing provisions of the tariff with regard to lead ores and silver ores iespectively, I do not feel at liberty to set aside the existing classification. It must be assumed that the rulings and practice of the department were known to Congress when it passed the tariff act of 1883. It must be held that the designation of lead ore and silver ore in the tariff, in the absence of the legislative definition, was that of the exist ing decisions and that congress intended that the classification should turn on the ques tion of quality and not of quantity. It is therefore, considered that this department is without tbe authority to change tbe departmental decision, in the legal and commercial sense they would as such be dutiable. It is deemed advisable in this connection to enjoin upon the custom offices the strict enforced ent of the regula tions of this department, which are intend ed to correct the abases which formerly existed in the methods of entry, sampling and classification of the ores of the charac ter mentioned. 9 j Confession of a Woman Murderer. Easton, Pa., October 21.— The trial of Wm. H. Bartholomew tor the murder of Washington Dillard, was stopped to-day by a sensational confession of the widow of the murdered man, who came into court determined to go on the stand and tell all she knew about the murder of her hus band, and plead guilty to murder in the second degree. Tbis was a great surprise to the lawyers, and an adjournment was taken until this afternoon. Mrs. Dillard was then placed on the stand and testified that she had sustained improper relarians with Bartholomew years before the death of her hnsband, and it was finally de termined to murder Dillard and a fiendish plot was conceived. Bartholomew fixed Dillard's gun so it would be useless, and he said he would come to the house the next night and make a disturbance in the chicken roost, when Mrs. Dillard should bring her hnsband oat with a gun and Bartholomew wonld kill him. This pro gramme was carried out. Dillard went out with a gun and was shot dead by the para trotr. The woman broke down severa times while telling this story. Before the murder Bartholomew wanted to rent the farm, so they might all live together, and when Mrs. Dillard would not agree to that, he wanted her to go west with him. This she refused to do as long as her has band lived, and the result was the de termination to murder him. Mrs. Dillard is 43 years of age. RAILROAD DISASTER. List of the Killed and Wounded. Omaha, October 16.—A wreck occurred on the Burlington & Missouri at Gibson, four miles from Omaha, last evening. Abont 40 persons were injured. The two engines were completely demolished and the chair car and combination car were thrown from the track and reduced to atoms. Train No. 6, the local between Lincoln and Chicago, ran into No. 9 The former was east and the latter west bound. Gibson is the meet- j ing point and the place where the crew of ! No. 9, which is a stub train, makes j connections with the Kansas City express and stops to register. Bath trains are due at Gibsoa at 6:35 p m , but last night No. 9 was sliglrly behind. When the accident occurred the latter had just crossed the spur and the engine on No 6 struck tbe end, burling both engines and two coaches from the track. The combination coach and chair car were both crowded with pas sengers, all of whom were more or less in jured, while Peter Reulond, proprietor of the Tremont House, died shortly after be ing taken to tbe hospital. The chair car, after being overturned, caught fire and many of the passengers were burned in addition to their o'her in juries. Among the injured are Engineer Gillespie, of Plattsmonih, badly bruised ; I h _____ o ut-h ___^ , /, . J ' Harry S. Weller, of Omaha, badly cut and bruised; Mary Butler, of South Omaha, hand crushed and body badly bruised. She is in a precarious condition; Charles Loure, of Craig, ear cut off, face severely cut and body and lower limbs bidly braised. He lies in the hospital in an almost hopeless condition. The following injured are at the hotels: E. Mix, of New York, shoulder dislocated and Pwer limbs badly bruised ; Francis Elder, ot New York, bruised aud thought to have receiv.d internal injuriée; Fred Schultz, of New York, slightly cut about the head; E. Falkenburg, of Chicago, lower limbs bruised and sbonlder dislocated ; G. W. Chaffee, of Boston, slightly injured; Isaac Tabold, of Cincinnati, injured about the shoulder and head; J. Kalisber, of New York, shoulder sprained and braised about the body; S. Kemher, of Buffalo, N. Y., bruised about the body, bead slightly cut and lower limbs bruised; Isaac W. Rooks, of Hartford. Conn., injured about the body. Of the train men, Conductor Loverin, on No. 9, had his right leg badly braised, and amputation may be necessary. Engineer McCoy, on No. 9, was slightly bruised about the body. The two firemen, Hoskin and Martin, escaped with slight injuries. OCEAN HORROR Sufferings of a Shipwrecked Crew. Philadelphia, October 21.—The seven survivors of the tteamer which foun * ered when she was 300 miles out at sea, arrived here to-day. They tell a story of terrible suffering. The Earnmoor strack a terrible gale on September 4th and on the following day tbe vessel foundered As the steumer sank, a lifeboat floated off and the second officer, second and third engineers, four sailorp, three firemen and the cook clung to the boat and scrambled in. An effort was made to save the rest of the crew but the boat was blown away so that no more could be saved. The cries of the drowning ,men as they were dashed about by tbe monntainons waves could be heard by the men in the boat as they were swept away. Tbe sufferings from hunger on the stranded boat became awful. One of the survivors to day said: "We managed to pick np some sea weed which gave ns a little nourishment. On the third day a flyiDg fish was caught, this was immedi ately cut up into portions for each man and devoured. We also captured a sea bat and sucked its blood and then ate the flesh after it had dried in the son. The first men to die was a seaman, and the second and third engineer. One night, the Ger man fireman, named Fladge, who was on watch, suddenly became insane and jumped overboard. Eleven vessels passed us. One British bark we are certain saw ns and deliberately left us to our fate. When we were three hundred miles off Cape Hat teras we were seen by a schooner; by that time we were so weak that we had to be lifted upon the vessel's deck and of onr men, a Norwegian, fell overboard and was drowned." SCHOOL LANDS. Commissioner Stone's Decisiou in Regard to Oregon. Washington, October 16. —Assistant Commissioner Stone to-day rendered a de cision ia the case which has involved the question of proof in the school indemnity selections in Oregon. Oregon was granted every sixteenth and thirty-sixth section o land for school purpoees. The law also provided that in case any of these lands had been entered nDder the public land laws prior to the date of the grant, tbe State should be entitled to au indemnity therefore and might make indemnity se lections from any unoccupied public lands. In pursuance of this authority the State, it appears, selected in the aggregate a large tract of laud npon which bad expired the pre-emption filings which rfere on record. The question at issne was, whether the burden of proof of the fact that the filings expired, rested with the State or with the parties who made the filings. The Assist ant Commissioner holds in favor of the State aDd has directed that in all such cases the pre emptor shall be required to appear before the local land officers within twenty days after the receipt of the notice and show canse why the entry had not been canceled, thus throwing tbe harden of proof npon the entry man It is said there are a large number of cases in the general land office which will be disposed of tho8. Pension Payments. W ashington, October 18—The annual report for the fiscal year 1888 89 of the Commissioner of Pensions shows that there were at the close of the year 489,729 pen sioners. There were added to the roll dur ing the year named 51,921 new pensioners; 1.754 were restored to the rolls aod 16, 507 were dropped from the rolls for various causes. The amount paid for pensions during :he vear was $88,275.113 Amoun paid as tV es to attorneys $1 36.5,583. Since 1861 there have bren filet 1 248 146 pen sion claims of which 789 121 have been allowed. A mount disbursed on account of pensions since 1861 $52,218,413. During the past fiscal year 145,298 certificates were issued, 51,921 being originals. At the close of the year there were pending and unallowed 479,000 claims of all classes. Indian Depredations. Washington, October 17. —The Interior Department has been reliably informed that the Southern Ute Indians are far from their reservation in Southwestern Colorado and are wantonly killing vast nnmbers of deer for their hides only, contrary to the laws of the State, and serious trouble is feared. Indian Agent Bartholomew has been instructed to see that the depreda tions are immediately stopped, and that the Indians confine their hunting to the territory where they have a right to go for that purpose and kill no game not necee sary to support their needs. AHEAD OF ALL. That Is the Showing of Northern Pacific Earnings for the Year, The Blanket Mortgage Scheme to Be Carried Through. DIRECTORS MEETING. Statement of N. I*. Railroad ation«. Oper New \ ork, October 16.—TLe directors of the Northern Pacific railroad held a meeting to day. It is slated th: t Villard has secured sufficient stock to enable him to carry out his blanket mortgage scheme. The statement for the year shows a wonder ful growth of traffic over the system. The gross earnings for the past year were $19, 7U7.467 ; increase $3,861,140 coir pa ed with the previous vear; operating ex penses and taxes, $12,185 944 and tara whlc ^ tether with «he other income, gives a balance of $8,0o3,849; expended for rentals, interest on funded debt, etc., $7,527,371, leaving a surplus of $481,477. TLe report eays: The rapid development of the business of the road makes it of the utmost importance that some financial provision be made on a scale commensur ate with the company's present and pros pective needs. The directors unanimously decided to recommend to the preferred stockholders the authorization to issue $160,900,900 con solidated mortgage bonds, it necess ry. With tbe authority given the company will be in condition to prosecute with vigor the construction of the branch roads re quired for the proper development of busi ness that can be made tributary to the Northern Pacific and provide the necessary equipment and terminal facilities and other additions and improvements without using the net surplus of the company for these purpoees. If means are provided so the equipment can be bought and the im provements made without using the sur plus, that will be available for dividends. The receipts of the land department for the year were: Cash, $1,269,361.60; pre ferred stock, $316,040.26; total, $1,585,401. READY FOR STATEHOOD. Gov. Shoup's Report ou the Resources of Idaho. Washington, October 21.—George L. Shoup, Governor of Idaho, in his annual report gives the important provisions of the constitution which will be submitted to the people for their adoption at the elec tion to be held November 8th. Idaho, he states, claims all the essential qualifica tions necessary to assume the digQity and responsibility of statehood, steady growth in population and taxable property, aDd a large increase in productions, the yield of precious metals nearly doubling that of last year. All these show, the Governor thinks, that Idaho is in the line of prog ress. The report states that there are over 25,000 people in Idaho who are adherents of the Mormon faith. The population of the Territory is 113,777. Polygamy is not, however, at the present time openly prac ticed in the Territory, but the Governor sdds that "The fact that it iB practiced secretly to a limited extent there seems no doubt, as indictments are fonnd in nearly every term of court held and a number of convictions have been secured." He states that he has reason fo believe that a divi sion of sentiment is springing up in the Church on the subject of the practice of polygamy. Under the constitution polyg amy will be prohibited, and the insertion of this provision may be regarded, the re port states, as an expression of the voice of tbe people of the Territory on this subject. The allotment of land to Indians under the severalty ct is progressing satisfac torily and with little opposition on the part of the Indians. MISSOURI TRAGEDY. A Well-Known Lawyer Killed. Shot and St. Louis, October 21.—Frank J. Bow man, a well known lawyer, who Las figured in so many motrimonial troubles here and in Chicago, was shot and killed this atternoon at Ferguson, Mo., by D. M. Chambers. The killing grew out of trouble over the Times newspaper. Chambers was a large stockholder and principal owner of the paper up to the time of its demise. Bowman was also financially interested in it and bas been in litigation with Cham bers. This atternoon, in campany with Deputy Sheriff Garrett, of St. Louis county, he called at Chambers' home in Ferguson, met Chambers in the yard and told him he had to levy on his property. Chambers entered the house but came out of it instantly with a shotgun. He ordered the deputy sheriff out of his yard and Gar rett went. "Now, Bowman, I'll give you three minutes to get out of these grounds," said Chambers. Bowman did not move, and an instant later Chambers raised the gnn and fired the load into Bowman's breast Bowman fell dead and Chambers walked into the house, and at 4:30 he was still awaitiog arrest, «bile Bowman lay in a pool of blood in the yard, nobody ven turing to touch him, as the coroner had not yet arrived. Bowman was one of the best known men in St. Louis, though of somewhat bad reputation His matrimo nial trouble with his common law wife and others are familiar to readers of the papers daring the past year. Chambers was at one time prominent in this city. He was president of the Batchers' & Drovers' Bank, which failed a dozen years ago. Alter this he bought out the Times and staid with it until it failed. At 5 o'clock the sheriff arrived at Cham bers' bouse and placed the murderer under arrest. He was jailed at Clayton and re fused to talk. Conference of Colored Men. Chicago, October 21. —John G. Jones, a lawyer of tbis ci y, with a number of prominent colored men in different parts of tne couotry, has arranged to call a confer ence of the leading men of tbe colored race from every State and Territory of the Union to meet in Chicago next June fer the purpose of forming a national leagua for the protection aod tlevation of the colored race in the United Slates. yy ant the Improved Appliances. Sr. Paul, October 17.—The Brakesmen's Convention will be principally occupied the remainder of this week with commit tee work. The Convention this afternoon listened to ar address by ex-Railroad Com missioner Coffin on the improved breaking appliances U*> urged tho Brotherhood to ask Congress to take action in the matter, and advised them to place resolutions in the hands of every Congressman, Governor, Railway Commissioner, Legislator and Minister.