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Celebration Yesterday. in Baltimore Cardinals, Bishops and Priests in Great Numbers Take Part. INTERESTING EVENT. Catholic Church Anniversary bration. Cele BALTIMORE, November 10.—The most important group of events in the history of the Catholic Church in America took place here this morning It was the com mencement of the triple celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the appoint ment of the first American Catholic bishop, the inauguration of the first Congress of Catholic laymen held in '.he United States, and the dedication of the new national university for Catholics. Ten thousand strangers were in Baltimore to witness the spectacle, four times as many people, (not counting local Catholics), as could possibly be accommodated in the Cathedral, where the initial scenes were to be witnessed. The hall in which the priests assembled was elaborately decorated. Above the doors Mere the papal colors, yellow and white, and over these, strttching up to the eaves, were great streamers of red, white and blue. When all was ready six hundred clergy, walking two ai-d two, emerged clothed in white surplices and black cas socks and berettas. At the doorway of the Cardinals bouse, and leading up the broad steps, with sabres and polished helmets glittering in bright morning sunlight, were double lines of guards. Here again the papal'colors and the stars and Btripes were intermingled. In all directions the street seemed til ed with people.au the open win dows of the snrronnditg dwellings each had its quota of spec ators. Presently, while the white surplictd priests were opening their ranks, a mass ot purple-en veloped figures were seen ia the Cardinal's doorway. It was a gatheiiug of nearly all the Catholic bishops aDd archbishops in the United States, with iepresentatives from Mexico, Canada, Euglaod and Rome. Priests now came forth from big parties in pairs, and as each two stepped into the street their robes were caogbt up by di mi native altar boys in waiting. Here and there among silken and purple vestments of bishops could be seen tlia coarse brown or white garb of the bearded abbot. Through long lines of priests prelates threaded their way, all around the square to the main en trance of the cathedral, the rear of the pro cession being brought up by Archbishop Feehan, of Chicago, who immediately pre ceded the golden vestured cross bearer, followed by two spare, slight looking men almost hidden in dazzling scarlet. The men in scarlet were cardinals of the Roman church of America, Gibbons and Taschereau of Quebec. Eight acolytes upheld their vestments, and surrounding them were other monsignors, with papal delegates O'Connell and Satelli, of Rome. Within the cathedral ten minutes later the scene was simply magnificent. Seats throughout the church were crowded to the utmost with laity in striking contrast with dark clothes, formed in aisles, center and front and sides, packed with snow-snr pliced priests. Against both laity and priests shone the purple ranks of prelates. Inside the sanctuary on either side was the dais for cardinals. At the high altar stood the mitred celebrant of mass, Archbishop Williams, of Boston, and over all was the great white and gold dome of the cathedral At the consecration of the Host the cardmalh advanced from the sides with the mosiguors, bowed themselves, kneeling at the prideux facing the altar. Back of them was a row of richly arrayed acolytes bearing lighted bronze torches. As Cardi nal Gibbon retired to his dais the reporters in the improvised press gallery noticed for the first time, not six feet from him in the sanctuary, among the abbots and other special dignitaries, the black face of Father Tolton, of Chicago, the first colored priest ordained in America. Probably the moet impressive part of the mass next to the consecration was the conferring of the papal blessing. The mass ended with a special intercession for the Pope, chanted by the clergy. The first oration of the centrary was delivered by Archbishop Rvan of Philadelphia. The patriotic spirit'of the archbishop's address and his tribute to the recent devotion of the colored people and Indians seemed to awaken general enthusiasm. But the most telling effect was aroused when he Tin ^j cated the right of Catholic editor^ if need be, to freely comment on the failing, of the C 'Tth. coor» of bto *«"»■ J^hbWrop Ryan »id tb.t «f *» ,be *?" Cb " g " * letfed •gainst the Catholic church, the moat ienaolaoa and oofoondad ui th.t .h. far. aci.no. .»d to *» •»•"? « ,d ° C * tl<> °' Her opponent, almost in th. »m. brauh eh.,g. b.r.=th tfing. fo.« on* »4 moaopoliring -noatior, «d tb. l-tm» • tv. -nrld to fear intellectual progress, « th. irtdmdaal, '^ rltbolto H. -ell know, that trntb " C aod cannot contradict in tb. "Xioo 0 f tb. Scripture —bat «Mbit. elation of ecieoc Hone, nmnb f«orto*aoeea of auch -«1 totb. certainly of hto ooncotinn of tb. truths of revelation. «Adressine The Archbishop continued, addressing rfirÄtr centennial ' MMnie> of th. arc 'priaatriddeo.' Tb. C ?° a ï not ftar tb. light of day, nod if I: "7, ' made by Catholic editor* re SÄ5Ä*. rightful indop^d. once of Catholic stattotic* The archbishop g* ve Ken oj^he church daring lb. »ntury - lows: When Bishop Carroll was conse crated in 1790 the entire population of the United States was little more than 4,000, 000. The Catholic population was esti mated at 40,000. There is now a Catholic population of 9,000 000. 8,000 priests, 10, 000 churches and chapels, 27 seminaries, 85 colleges and academies and over 3,000 parish schools. The remarkuble statistics quoted become marvelous when we con sider the antagonism of a great majority of the people to the Catholic church. As iu Pagan times, in the history of the Catholic churches in this country perfect organiza tion was feared as possibly dangerous to the tState, and a great and numerous party, afraid to act in the open day, en tered into a secret society against a handful of their fellow citizens. Few people realize how much indirect benefit this cowardly opposition was to the church during its brief inglorious existence. The party was prophetically named at its birth Know Nothing. The thoughtful men ot the nation who opposed this party were driven into the ranks of the church defenders. Important conversions and the clear ing away of much ignorance and prejudice were the result. Hence, since there is a change in popular sentiment in return to the Catholic church, in addition to this, it must be remembered, that Catholics and Protestants now associate more fre quently, and in time will understand each other better. But we must also bear in mind there are statistics of losses known only in the mind of God. That may have fallen away. I believe that in the last century we could have done more for the coloied people of the South and Indian trib.s. I am not unmindful of the ztal and unlimited recourses for its exercise of Southern bishope, nor yet the self sacrifice of Indian missionaries. Bnt as I believe negro blavery nnjust, and the treat ment of the Indians are great blots upon American civilization, I feel that the church's most reasonable canee for rejec tion in the past century, is the fact that more could have been done for the same dependent classes. Let ns now, in the name of God, resolve to make reparation for those shortcomings of the past. A magnificent future is before the chnrch in t tis country, if we are only true to her, to the country and .to ourselves." Singing of the deteum by the choir, and the arch bishop brought the memorable service to a close. _ Catholic Banquet. Baltimore November 10.—This after noon there was a banquet at which all ihe viciiu g prelates were present. Addresses were made by Archbishop »Satelli, Cardinal Gibbons, Cardinal Taschereau and Bishcp Montes Doca, of Mexico. Letters were read from Cardinal Manning, of England, and Archbishop Walsh, of Ireland. Arch bishop Ireland, of St. Pan], elicited great enthusiasm in responding to "Our Country.' To-night the Cathedral was resplendent from basement to dome with electric lights, and the crush ot people surpassed even the experience of the morning. Papal vespers were sang by Archbishop Herst, of Milwaukee. Theoration of the evening was made by Archbishop Ireland, of St, Paul, Conferring of papal benediction closed the celebration,so far as the centenary hierarchy is concerned. To-morrow delib erations of the Congress of Catholic Laymen begins in Concordia Hall. Catholic Congress. Baltimore, November 11.—The twelve hundred delegates to the first congress of Catholic laymen of the United States were called to order shortly before noon to-day by W. J. Onahan, of Chicago. Every seat in the hall was filled and the galleries were crowded. The first applause of the assem bly was elicited by the entrance of ex Governor John Lee Carroll with Arch bishop Ireland, of St. Paul, and Onahan. Archbishop Ireland briefly invoked divine blessing in a few remarks, introdneing Car roll as temporary chairman. The follow ing cablegram from Rome was read : Cardinal Gibbons, Baltimore :—Having made known to the Holy Father the ex pressions of devotion conveyed to him on the part of the Catholic Congress to be held in Baltimore, His Holiness graciously bids me to say that he most affectionately imparts his blessing to all the members. (Signed) M. Card Rampolla. Daniel Dongherty, of New York, was in vited by the chairman to address the con gress pending the appointment of commit tees. The famous orator was in his best form and voice. He was given a perfect ovation by the congress. Dongherty said : " in colonial times the Catholics suffered the direet cruelties, in compareon with which the slaves were highbred gneets. The only religions martyrs in America were Catho lics. They were spnrned, slandered and vilified. The highest honors of the Repub lic were denied them by prejudice as strong as constitutional enactment. The consola tions of religion were denied to sick and suffering Catholics in many institu tions of charity and to criminals in prison. They could call themselves pre-eminently American,for without Catholicism America to-day would be unknown. Liberty, which is freedom to worship God, was established in America by Catholics alone. Though the growth of the country has been marvelous, that of Catholicism out stripped it. From a despised people they became a mighty power. The Catholic chnrch is the protector of learning. It wae she who saved classic literature from the rains of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the celebration of the fonr hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America it is bnt proper to say that all the tremendous results achieved therefrom is due directly to the Roman Catholic Chnrch alone. Pro tee tan ism was unknown when America was discovered. It was Catholic Colnmbns who conceived the mighty thonght, the monk encouraged him, the cardinal interceded with the sovereigns of Spain, and the Catholic king •nd queen made his expedition possible. It was to spread the Catholic faith that the risk was ran, and it was the standard of Catholicity which was first planted on these shores, and for over oae hundred years the only Christian worship on this continent was the Catholic. a TREASURY EXHIBIT. A Gratifying Showing of National Finance For the Last Fisbal Year. U, S. Treasurer's Report Washington. November 10.—Treasurer Hnston, of the United States, in his report of the operations of his office daring the fiscal year and the condition of the Treas ury June 30 last, sayp: "The year is characterized as a remarkable one in the his tory of pnblic finances, the revenues and expenditures having been exceeded bat a few times since the foundation of the government. The former amounted to $387,050,058 and the latter to $299,288;978 inclusive, of $17,292 362 paid in pre mium on bonds purchased. The surplus revenue Jane 30 was $87,761,060; decrease $28,580 ,193_Compared with years be fore, counting premium bonds as ordinary expenditure, Jnne 30, 1888, there was in the Treasurer's custody in < ash and ef fective bondB $764,729,335, and a year later the snm of $760,643 807. Current liabilities decreased in the interval trom $148,291,347 to $127,931,880, and the re serve from $229,805,600 to $193,098,047. Gold in the treasury in excess of certificates outstanding was $193,610,172 in 1888 and $186,257,490 in 1889. Notwithstanding the loss of gold, both in the aggregate and the amount not covered by certificates, amounting nearly to 4 per cent., the posi tion of the treasury was strengthened in every respect Bave in the amount ot' reserve The total assets, liabilities and reserve all fell off about 14 per cent. At the begin ning oi the year tree gold was $45,000,000 and at the close $58,000,000 in excess of the demand. UAY ARD.CLY HER. The Ex-Necretarv of State Takes Unto Himself a Wife. Washington, November 7.—Thomas F. Bayard, the ex Secretary of State, and Miss Mary Willing Clymer were married at 1 o'clock this afternoon in the presence of a most distinguished company. The intention was to have the wedding as qnie* us possible and the invitations, numbering 150, were confined to relatives of the con tracting parties and a few personal friends Among the latter were ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland, ex-Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild, Hon. Geo. Bancroft, Justice and Mrs. Field, Justice and Mrs. Lamar, Mrs. M. W. Fuller. A reception and breakfast followed the ceremony, and soon after the newly married couple left for a tour to New York and other northern cities. Paymaster General's Report. Washington, November 9.—The report of Paymaster General Fulton, of the navy, detailing operations of the bureau of pro visions and clothing, for the year ended June 30,1889, is published. The estimates for the bureau for the year ending Jane 30, 1891, aggregate $1,399,000. General Fulton recommends that the number of assistant paymasters be increased from eleven to twenty, and that all fntnre appointments to those offices be made from graduates of the Naval Academy. 1 Valuable Building Burned. Petersburg, Va., November 7.—A fire early this morning destroyed the Iron block on Sycamore street. Loss $750,000 Lieutenant of Police Crickton was burned to death. Petersburg, Va., November 7.— The fire started in George H. Davis & Co.'s dry goods house^on Sycamore street and rpread with incredible rapidity, burning down in a short time the whole iron front block and adjoining properties. The fiâmes leaped across the street, destroying the Odd Fel lows' hall and five or six other buildings. Half a block on each side of Sycamore street frem Tabb street westward is gone Defaulting Bank Officers. Toledo, O., November 7.—E. H. Van Hosen, a prominent church member and Cashier of the Toledo National Bank, was arrested last evening, charged with em bezzling $60,000 of the bank's fnnds. J. R McKee, teller of the bank, is also ander arrest as an accomplice. The stealing was discovered a year ago, bnt the affair was hushed up on the promise to make good the loss. This they failed to do and pros ecution was begun. Charged With Embezzlment. Providence, November 10.—Inveetiga tion into the administration of the funds of Brown University by the late regis ter, Gilman Robinson, shows an embezzle ment of $17,000. The corporation has de cided to prosecute, and Robinson was ar rested to-day and arraigned on warrant charging him with the embezzlement of $5.000. He pleaded not guilty and was releaeed on bail. The Carpet Identified. Chicago, November 10.—This afternoon Captain Schattier cleaned the piece of muddy carpet found in the Lakeview sewer Saturday afternoon and found that it was exactly similar to the carpet purchased by U J. B. Simonds" at the same time with the furniture for the Carlson cottage. The carpet found in the same sewer with Cronin's clothes Berves to locate Dr. Cronin in the Carlson cottage, whence the carpet came and where Martin Burke ostensibly resided at the time of the murder. Death of Col. Goodloe. Lexington, Ky., November 10.—Col. Goodloe died at 12:55 this afternoon. Good loe died peacefully and painlessly, snr rounded by bis family and a few dose friends. The city is in mourning over his death, and the flag on the government building has been lowered to half-mast. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon next at 2 o'clock. The family received hundreds of telegrams of sympathy, including those from W. W. Dudley and J. S. Clark. Death of a Noted Minstrel. New York, November 19.— Dave Wom bjld, one of the best known negro min strels in the country, died to-night at his home. ANARCHISTS' CELEBRATION. Red Flags Displayed iu Defiance of the Police. Chicago, November 10.—The Anarchist memorial celebration to-day was very tame. In fact the only noteworthy incident was famished by Mrs. Lacy Parsons, who, in defiance of the police prohibition of red flags, hnog one from the window of her residence. A policeman was sent to notify her to take it down. "This is a free country," said Mrs. Parsons; "why can't I wave the flag of my doctrine." "Because my orders are to pull it down," said the patrolman, and without further parley he tore down the Hag and took it to the sta tion. The day at Waldheim cemetery was raw and cold. From a crowd of five thou sand last year the attendance to-day had dwindled down to less than two thousand, aud of this number not a few were merely unconcerned spectators. The floral decora tions were profuse and beautiful, but tne only inscription which had anything of t the old time style was one reading, "Murdered, but Still Alive." During the exercises Mrs Spies, Mrs. Schwab and Mrs. Fischer stood at the head of the graves, while Airs. Par sons, sitting on the damp ground by her husband's grave, with her little boy by her side, abandoned herselt to tears. After some musical selections C. J. Clemens, of Topeka, Kansas, stepped forward and an nounced himself as an American anarchist. Although he understood his life was in danger in Chicago, he had determined to have his say. Clemens then abused the laws and the authorities. Paul Grottker spoke in a mach milder vein than last year. His address was principally devoted to "Crimes of the Aristocracy." * Only through blood," said he, "can white slavery be abolished. Don't imagine we are at peace. We are at war with the existing conditions. Of course we can win battles every day, bnt energy of forces would gather, and the inevitable conflict in which we hope to be successful will come." Two other brief speeches were made. No disturbances occurred throughout the day. Indeed the lack of the enthusiasm which generally characterizes Anarchist gather ings was the chief feature. Kansas City, November 10.—The An archists of this city celebrated the anniver 1 sary of the Chicago executions. The speeches were bitterly denunciatory in tone, but does not advise immediate nse of violent means to obtain the Anarchists object. St. Louis, NovemberjlO.—The Anarch ists celebrated here to night in commora tion of the execution of the Chicago An archists, but the affair was decidedly tame, and not what the incendiary circulars dis tributed broadcast indicated it would be. The hall where the meeting was held was profusely decorated with crape and red banting and pictures and busts of the dead Anarchists. 2 7' Boulangist Agitators. Paris, November 9. —The Bonlangist organ announce that a demonstration will be made Tuesday. The participants will proceed in a body to the Chamber of Depu ties and President Carnot to protest against allowing Joffrin, Boulanger's opponent, to take his seat. They will call attention to the fact that Joffrin, who was declared elected, received only 5,500 votes of the 14,200 cast. It is reported that the gov ernment will suppress the demonstration Base Ball »Hatters. Chicago, November 10.— Fred Pfeffer second baseman of the Chicago clnb, arrived in the city to-day from attending the Play ers National League meeting in New York. To an Associated Press representative he expressed his highest gratification at the result of the New York meeting. He de nounced the report that Wright and others bad signed with their old clnbs, and said the reports were circulated by the man agers of the old clnbs solely for the purpose of creating the impression that the brother hood is on the verge of disintegration. One hundred and twenty players or thereabouts have signed an agreement to stand by the brotherhood, and in some places the broth erhood has already secured grounds. Sev eral of the clubs have even gone so far as to incorporate. Pfeffer stated that the Boston ;clnb would arrive in Chicago to morrow on their way to San Francisco. They will stop at Denver to play an exhi bition game, however, with the St. Louis Browns. Opening ot Nicaragua Canal. San Juan Del Norte, Nicaragua, Octo ber 22.- The first sod of the Nicaragua canal was officially and formally tamed at 9:30 a. m. to-day, amid the booming of cennon and cheers of thousands of specta tors, and in the presense of Governor Irono Del Godillo and staff, representing Nica ragua, the chief engineers and staff of the Nicaragua Canal Company, and all foreign consuls in this city. Work really begun June 3d, last, bnt owing to some slight misunderstanding between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, which has since been amicably arranged, the formal opening was postponed nntil to day. Died of Heart Disease. Kansas City, November 10.—Judge A. Comingo, one of the beet known lawyers and politicians in the State of Missouri, died at his residence in this city tbis evening from heart disease, aged 69 years. Two Miners Killed. Denver, November 10.— An Aspen, Col., special says: Joseph Varney and F. O. Steele, two miners, were killed at the St. Joe mine last night by falling rock, recently came from Lawrence, Ks. not known where Varney is from. Steele It is Five Boilers Exploded. Wilkesbarre, Pa., November 10.—Five boilers in the Pardee & Co. coal mine, near Hazleton, exploded this morning. Throe men were instantly killed. Deputy Pension Commissioner. Washington, November 11.—The Pres ident to-day appointed Charles J. Lincoln, of Michigan, Second Deputy Commissioner of Pensions, vice Joseph J. Bartlett, re signed. in by of of in in a THEY REJOICE. The People of Washington Cheer and Shout Over Statehood. Text of the President's Proclamation of Admission. Washington Will Celebrate. Olympia, November 11.—The Senate and House met this afternoon and pro ceeded to elect minor officers. I»ater, while the House was debating on the joint resolution to hold a night session and pro ceed to the elect ot of U S. Senators, a message was leceived Irorn Governor Moore, annouDcmg the receipt of a dispatch from Secretary Blaine stating that the President had signed the admission proclamation. Instantly every member spraDg to his feet and cheered, and after some minâtes, when order was restored, one of the members, Tacker, an old pioneer of the State, rose to his feet and in a brief speech, tremldiDg with emotion, congratulated the legisla ture and people on admission. In the Sen ate the proclamation was also received with continued cheering and the wildest enthu siasm. A telegram was received from Con gressman Wilson, announcing that he was present when the message was signed. In view of the proclamation the resolu tion to elect senators to-night was laid on the table, and it is generally understood that no election will take place until Wednesday Eext week, November 19. If an election bad taxen place this evening, ex-D?lcgate John Allen and ex Governor Wilson would certainly have been chosen on the first ballot. From present appear ances they will certainly be chosen when ever the election occurs. The inauguration of the new State officers will take place next Monday. Elab orate preparations for the event are being made. WASHINGTON ADMITTED. Proclamation by the President. Washington, November 11.—Secretary Blaine telegraphed to-day to the Territorial and State Governors of Washington that the President had signed the proclamation de claring the Territf iy to be a State in the Union at 5:27 this afternoon. The procla mation is as follows: By the President of the United States of America—proclama tion: Whereas, The Congress of the United S ates did by act approved on the 22d day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine, provide that the iohab itants of the Territory of Washington might, upon the conditions prescribed in said act, become the State of Washington; and, Whereas, It was provided by said act that the delegates elected as therein pro vided to the constitutional convention in the Territory of Washington, should meet at I he seat of government otsaid Territory, and that after they had met and organized they should declare on behalf of the peo ple of Washington that they adopt the constitntion of the United States; where upon the said convention should be author ized to form a State government for the proposed State of Washington; and, Whereas, It was provided by said act that the constitntion so adopted shonld be republican in form and make no distinction in civil or political rights on account of race or color, except as to Indians not taxed, and not to be repngnant to the con stitution of the United States and princi ples of the declaration of independence, and that the convention should by ordinance irrevocable without the consent of the United States, and people of said State make certain pro visions prescribed in said act; and Whereas, It was provided by said act that the constitution thus formed for the people of Washington should, by ordinance of the convention foiminz the same be sub mitted to the people of Washington at an election to be held there on the first Tues day ia October, 1889, for ratification or re jection by the qualified voters of said pro posed State, and that the returns of said election should be made to the Secretary of said Territory, who, with the Governor and Chief Justice thereof, or any two of them, should canvass the same, aud if a majority of the legal votes cast should be for the constitution, the Governor should certify the result to the President of the United States, together with a statement of the votes cast thereon and upon the separata articles or propositions, and a copy of said constitution, articles, propositions and or dinances; and Wheieas, It has been certified to me by the Governor of said Territory that within the time prescribed by said act of Congress the constitntion for the proposed State of Washington has been adopted and that the same has been ratified by a majority of the qualified voters of said proposed State in accordance with the conditions prescribed in said act; and Whereas, It is also certified to me by said Governor, that at the same time the body of said constitution was submitted to a vote of the people, two separate articles, entitled " woman suffrage " and " prohibi tion," were likewise submitted, which said separate articles did not receive a majority of the votes cast thereon, or upon the con stitution, and were rejected ; also, that at the same election the question ot location of a permanent seat of government was submitted, and that no place received a ma jority of all the votes cast npon said ques tion; and Whereas, A duly authenticated copy ot said constitution and articles, as required by said act, have been received by me, Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States of America, do, in accordance with the provisions of the act of Congress, aforesaid, declare and pro claim the fact that the conditions imposed by Congress on the State of Washington to entitle that State to admission to the Union have been adopted and accepted, and that the admission of said State into the Union is now complete. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this eleventh day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and p'ghty-nine, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and four teenth. BENJAMIN HARRISON. By the President: James G. Blaine, Secretary of 8tate. All Republicans Except Governor. Coi.umbus, O., November 11,—Official returns from sixty counties received at the Secretary of State's office and from the other twenty-three on telegrams from officials of the counties show that th<-. majority for Lieutenant Governor will tie 131. These figures will not vary from the final result The Republicans elect all the State officers except Governor. Result of a Quarrel. Chicago, November 7.—A dispatch from Scotia, Neb., says: J. L. Lordemare, a prom inent citizen,was shot and killed last night by Calvin Madison, as the result of a quarrel. Hailroad Combination. Chicago, November 11. —The first official intimation of the reported traffic arrange ment between the Chicago & Northwestern and Union Pacific railroads came from the former to-day. The companies have formed a combination for the handling of freight and passengers aDd joint through service. It is to be known as the Chicago, Union Pacific & Northwestern line. A fast lim ited mail train will be established Nov. 17, whereby passengers and mail will be car ried throngb trom Chicago to Portland and San Francisco, making the time from Chicago to Portland 83 hours and Chicago to San Francisco 85 hours This will reduce the time heretofore made on Chicago and western, as well as New York aüd 0 eastern mail to Portland seven hoars, and ! to San Francisco twelve hours, the arriving . time of the new train being 6:40 a. m. at Portland and 10:45 a. m. at San Francisco, instead of in the evening as heretofore. It makes practically the delivery of mails 24 honrs quicker. A similar reduction in time of the east bonnd train is made on the passenger and mail, w hich now reaches Chicago at 8:30 a. m. Virginia Tragedy. Lexington, Va., November 8. — Reports received here from Brownsburg, a small village of about 300 people in Rockbridga county, 14 miles north of Lexington, state that the village is terribly excited over a bloody fight. A leading man of the vicin ty, Dr. J P. Walker, one of the most prom inent physicians and surgeons of the State, had threatened the life of Henry Miller, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Rock bridge county, for insulting the former's wife. Miller had Walker arrested and placed under bonds to keep the peace. Tbs afternoon the caee came up in the magistrate's court, and trouble soon started, which soon ended in both sides drawing their weâpons. Miller was killed, Dr. Walker fatal ly wounded and Mrs. Walker, who was a witness, also killed. Dan and William Miller, sons of the accused, were shot and Dan was seriously wounded. Samuel Beaver and others whose names are unknown, were also injured. The sheriff and posse have gone to the scene of the trouble Too Much Business for the Supreme Court. Washington, November 6. —Edward O. Hinkley, Secretary of the American Bar Association, and Mr. J. H. Ashton, of Washington, delivered to President Harri son to-day a letter prepared by the distin guished committee in behalf of the asso ciation, setting forth the great accumula tion of business in the U. S. Supreme Court, and makiDg a stro g statement lor the argent necessity for the enactment of some measure of relief. Secretary HiDkley told the President that the committee re quested that be call the attention of Con gress to the subject in his forthcoming an nual message. The President answered that he would do so. Fatal Powder Explosion. Philadelphia, Pa., November 11.—An explosion of flash powder occurred at the chemical manufacturing establishment of Wiiey & Wallace this afternoon, by which three men were instantly killed,one fatally one seriously and another seriously injured. The force of the explosion shook the houses in the neighborhood. Thirteen girls and a number ot men were employed in the upper floors, and they were panic-stricken by the shock. Girls attempted to jump from the windows, and some of them fainted, thus a diDg to the excitement. Tne building and stock was badly damaged, all of the windows and bottles being smashed. The lower floors were torn np and the walls damaged. It is supposed the explosion was cansed by Joseph WiLy in pouring a bottle of flash powder into the sink and the explosion occurred. Wiley was the senior member of the firm and leaves a wife and several children. Steamer Burned. Portland, Ore., November 11.—While the passenger steamer J. H. Libby, with a cargo of 500 barrels of lime, was crossing the straits between DaDgeness and Smith's Island, yesterday, a strong wind came np and several heavy seas were shipped. The rudder was unshipped and the steamer be came helpless. The lime became wet and flames were soon discovered. The vessel burned so rapidly that fifteen passengers and the crew bad barely time to get on two rafts and escape, one of the rafts nearly foundering before those getting into it were secure. The passengers and crew were ul timately picked np by a passing echooner. Enforcing the Sunday Law. Cincinnati, November 11. — Three theatre managers, together with one opera company, one gaiety company and one dramatic company were before the police court to-day charged with violating the Sunday law by giving Sunday perform ances yesterday. The managers were fined $15 each and all the performers were sen tenced to pay the costs of prosecution. In the case of one theatre this was the second offence. The judge gave them notice that another violation of the law woo'd subject all parties concerned to arrest at any time during the performance and to such addi tional fine within the law as might seem beet to the court. Effect of the Snow Storm. Denver, November 7.—A special to the Republican from Clayton, N. M., says : Un lees the storm which has been raging for eight days aemes to an end soon, next sum mer will show a country covered with the dead bodies of animals as thickly as was the old Santa Fe trail in the Bixtiee. The depth of snow is now no lees than twenty six inches on a level and in many places it has drifted sevea feet high. When the storm strack this section there were seven large herds of cattle, numbering from 400 to 2,000, being held near this place await ing shipment to Eastern markets. Denver, November 8 —A Pneblo special says: "Railroad men repoit more trouble on the divide to-day. The wind is blow ing a perfect hurricane, and the cats are all filled with snow. All trains are blocked again, and the Ft Worth has stopped alto gether. Information is received showing that the situation there is much worse, as another great snow storm is raging, evi dently in the Raton Mouniains." sweeping Blizzard. Kansas City, November 11.—Dispatches from southern and western Kansas state that a blizzard is sweeping over that country. The wind turned to north early in the evening and brought with it snow, which in some localities is drifting badly At Arkansas City, near the Indian Territory line, a regular "norther" is reported. At Syracuse the blizzard is at its height. Abilene reports a severs wind and thick snow. _ __ _ Pardon Denied. Washington, November 8.—The Presi dent has denied the application for a par don in the case of F L. Patterson, convicted in the district court of Utah of bigamy aud sentenced May 12,1888, to two years im prisonment. ALLISON ASSURED. The Iowa Legislature Republican and the State Will Not Lose the Services of its Great Senator. lotva Election Returns. Des Moines, November 7.—Additional retarns on the Legislative ticket show that the Republican msjority on joint ballot will be eight, thus insarmg »he re-t lection 0 Senator Allison. ! °^ mbeT . .... . .. n ^ n ! rn he heedquar ters of the Republican State Committee, where he has been for the last two days. He sav« the legislature is safely Repub lics by eight on joint b.vilot, and possibly ten, as one district is still in donbt. He has no fears of a combination between any of the Republican members and the Demo crats to defeat him. He declined to be interviewed upon the reasons that had pro duced tho surprising results of Tuesday. Des Moines, November II.—The official vote for State officers were canvassed in every couuy today. The State Rtgister has received lull returns from 86 of the 99 counties. They show that Boies (Dem ) for governor is elected by a plurality estimated at 6 000 The lowest vote on the Republi can ticket outside of governor was for lieutenant governor, and the returns from 86 counties give Poyneer (Rep.) 150,031; Bestow (Dem.) 152,543. The probable vote ot the thirteen remaining counties, basing estimates on the vote for HutchhoD, who runs behind Poj neer, gives Poyneer election by about 500 plurality. The rest ot the Republican ticket is therefore also elected by pi a ratifies of r rom one to three thousand Peuusylvania Result. Philadelphia, November 7.—Revised fuller returns from all counties in Penn sylvania do not materially change the figures already stnt out. The latest com putation makes the k lurality of Boyer (Rep.) for State Treasurer 62,231. Foraker's Congratulations. Columbus, November 6.—The following is Foraker's message to Campbell: "Hon J. E. Campbell, Hamilton, Ohio. To the fullest extent that a defeated candi date can do so with propriety, allow me to offer my congratulations and assure you it will give me pleasure to extend to you every courtesy I can show you in connec tion with your inauguration and the com mencera» nt of your administration." J. B. Fobaker. Mr. Campbell sent the following reply this evening: "To Hon. J. B. Foraker, Governor of Ohio. Permit me to thank you most heartily for the cordial telegram just re ceived. I accept with appreciation your tender of courtt sies upon the occasion re ferred to." James E. Campbell. Army Desertion Washington, November 8 —Col. Mc Cawley, Commander of the Marine Corps, in his report for the year endiog Septem ber 30, 1889, says on the subject oC deser tions: The frequency of desertion is an alarming evil from which, in common with the army, we suffer greatly. In my opin ion the cause is that the men are over worked from there being too few to do their dnty. There are many who enlist for no other purpose than to secure a home for the winter seasons, as desertions are always more common in the spring and early summer. Army Subsistence Expenditures. Washington, November 8.— Commis sary General of Subsistence has reported to the Secretary of War the operations of the commissary department for tLe year ended June 30, 1889. His tables phow that the resources of the department for the year were $3,212.537 and the expenditures $2.761,595. Subsistence supplies to the value of $26,762 were issued to Indians dnriDg the year, of which the Interior De partment reimbursed $8 929. Lucy Hayes Memorial Association. Indianapolis, November 6.—At to day's session of the Woman's Home Mis sionary society a permanent committee to establish a Lucy W. Hayes memorial was elected, and August 18 fixed upon as the Lucy W. Hayes memorial day. Amonnts of appropriation by the committee on finance and mission funds aggregate $180, 000 . Suit lor Slander. Chicago, November 6. — Dr. Mary Weeks Barnett brought suit to-day for $50,000 damages against Frances E. Wil lard, president ef the W. C. T. U., Caroline Buell and Sterbugh for circulating false, defamatory statements against the com plainant concerning the management of the National Women's Temperance hos pital. Died. LaCbos.se, Wis., Novber 8.— News has been received here of the death of Isaac L. Usher, father of E. B. Usher, publisher of the Chronicle, of this place, and of the Democratic State committee. Deceased was well known throughout the Northwest. He died suddenly at the depot in Boston as he was returning home from a visit to Maine. London, November 11.—The death is announced of Rev. Edwin Hatch, D. D. aged 54. Attempted Assassination. Danville, Va., November 6.—The peo ple of Scnth Boston,„Halifax county, are excited over an attempteed assassination yesterday of Hon. R R. Noolin and others by negroee, who fired upon the party from ambush. Noolin was shot in the eye aud Julian Chappell was also slightly injured. Three negroes have been arrested. Assassinated. City of Mexico (via Galveston), Novem ber 11.—General Corona, ex-minister to Spain, and governor of the State of Jalisco, while going to the theater in Guadalajara yeeterday afternoon, was stabbed four times by a madman, and died nt 8 o'clock this morning. The wife of the Genoral, who was with him, also received a stab wound which, however, is not dangerous. Mrs. Corona is an American. The assassin immediately killed himself. He was a lunatic. All Drowned. Yaquima City, Oregon, November 8.— Yeeterday a family named Parker, consist ing of parents and seven children, and an other man named Waggoner attempted to cross in a small boat from Newport to South Beach. When about midway the craft was swamped All were drowned except Parker, who was subsequently picked up by a passing steamer. Flour Mill Burned. St. Paul, November 8.— The flour mill of the St. Paul Rolling Mill Co. was de stroyed by fire to night, entailing a loss of $150,000. The elevator adjoining was slightly damaged.