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I i- A STEAMER SUNK. The Bokhara, of the Oriental Lino, Founders in a Typhoon in the China Sea. Only Twenty-seven of the Crew and Passengers Are Rescued Alive. Sixteen Lives Lost by the Foundering of a Schooner Off the Mexican Coast. LONDON, Oct. 18.—The Peninsular and Oriental Steamship company's office here has received the following dispatch: Hong Kong, Oct. 17.—The Peninsular and Oriental steamship Bokhara has been totally wrecked. The steamer struck on a sand island of the group known as the Pecadores, or Fisher's islands, called Peng Ho by the Chinese, in the channel of Fiken in the China sea. The weather was terrible and the raging waters quenched the fires on the steamer. She became unmanageable and sank and the commander and a majority of the officers and the crew were lost. Twenty-three persons only were saved. It is feared that those who were lost were mostly Europeans. The steamer Anchoria has proceeded to the scene of the wreck. HURRICANE AT SEA. Hondnran Schooner Stranger Capsizes and Sixteen Lives Are Lost. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 18.—The Norwe gian steamer Agnes, Captain F. Hanson, from Bluefie^ds, Nicaragua, arrived dur ing the evening. She reports having, Oct. 19 at 8 p. m., encountered a hurri cane from the west varying to south and southwest (barometer 29.4) with tremen dous seas flooding the steamer's decks fore and aft. The vessel was "hove to" until 4 a. m. Oct. 11, when the weather moderated. It also reports: "At 7 a. m. Oct. 11 sighted what appeared to be a boat in which were two men, the waves at the time being very high. Hauled the ship up, and, drifting down to them we found they were two sailors clinging to part of a boat. Passing near them we succeeded in throwing them a line to which they clung and were drawn aboard the ship in safety. The men belonged to the Hondnran schooner Stranger, which had capsized at 11 p. m. on Oct. 10. She had thirteen pas sengers, including seven women and three children, also a crew of live men, including the captain, all of whom, with the exception of the two rescued by the Agnes, were drowned. An Anti-Gerry Society. NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—The children of the stage met and formally organized the "Anti-Gerry society." The society is formed for action and already the children have subscribed money into its treasury and have devised a plan whereby they can raise thousands of dollars to fight for their cause. They propose fighting Mr. Gerry in every court and in the assembly and senate at Albany this winter. Zslda Sanders was elected president and Edith Widmer secretary. By unanimous vote it was decided to ask Assemblyman Stein to act as the association's counsel. Proposed Railway Extension. WAUCOMA, la., Oct. 18.—Two coal capitalists of Lehigh have held a conference with the officials of the Charles City and Southern railway e garding the extension of their line, run ning from Webster City to Lehigh, to Hampton, to connect with the Charles City and Southern. It is proposed to carry out the plan if the Charles City and Southern would meet them at Hampton. If this scheme succeeds it will not only furnish an outlet into Northeastern Iowa from the coal region, but will in all probability develop into a through line from Charles City to Omaha. 8av Thev Won't Count Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Oct. 18.—A Washington special to The Pioneer Press says: Some of the Democrats here closely identified with the house of representatives assert that the Democratic bouse will refuse to count the vote of Minnesota should the secretary of state persist iu his refusal to duplicate the nut: .-s of the Peoples' party electors on iho election ballots. This may be merely a threat, but it is asserted the Democrats would be glad of any opportunity to throw out the vote of any Republican state, and would quickly seize upon such a pretext as that offered in the present action of Secretary Brown. Strang.' Cuttle Oimiso. COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Oct. IS.—News has been received in this city that there are three or four herds of cattle in Gar ner township afflicted with some strange unknown disease which lias been taking them off quite rapidly. The cattle appeared to bo mad, pawed the earth and dashed at each other, and at persons who came near them. A number had (lied. Sheriff Hazen sent an officer to Garner township and sev eral of the animals were killed. A tele gram has been sent to tho state veterin ary surgeon and he will make an exam ination. Granite Cutters Go to WorU. BOSTON, Oct. 18. —Boston granite manufacturers ami the Boston branch of the Granite Cutters' union have set tled their differences. Tho terms of the agreement are not disclosed, but the lockout which was declared May 14 is now off, and the cutters will now return to work for members of the New Eng land Granite Cutters' association. lU t' liili:! A THE ADVANCE GUARD. Notables From Various Portions of Ikl Country Ea Route for Chicago. BALTIMORE, Oct. 18.—The advance guard of Maryland's distinguished citi zens who will visit the dedicatory cere monies of the world's fair buildings have left for Chicago. Ex-Mayor James Hodges, one of the world's fair commis sioners, took out a large party, officially invited, in special cars over the Penn sylvania railroad. Governor Brown and staff, travelling over the same route, started for Chicago in the afternoon. Their cars were decorated .with the state and national colors. Cardinal GibbonB, Archbishop Sutolli, Archbishop Ireland, Mgr. O'Cmnel, and Rev. C. F. Thomas, will leave for Chicago in the morning. They will travel in a private car over the Baltimore and Ohio and will be met outside of Chicago by the reception committee of the world's fair managers. Archblbhop Satolli and Mpr. O'Connell will accompany Arch bishop Ireland to St. Paul. Flower Starts for Chicago. ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 18.—Governor Flower, Military Secretary Judson and several members of the governor's staff, left the city at 1:25 p. in., for Chicago on a special car attached to the limited. At Rochester they was joined by Chief Executive Officer McNaughton, of the world's fair state committee. Hon. John Boyd Thatcher, of the commision left on Saturday. At Buffalo the gover nor expects to be joined by Troop A, New York cavalry, and the members of the world's fair commission. Governor Russell En Route. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. Governor Russell, of Massachusetts, and his staff arrived in this city about noon en route to Chicago where they will take part in the dedicatory ceremonies of the 21st. The party took carriages and viewed the city, leaving for Chicago late in tbe afternoon in their special train over the Baltimore and Ohio. TEXTILE INDUSTRIES. Census Bulletin Showing the Increase In Products Since 1880. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.—The census bu reau has issued a bulletin on the condi tion of the textile industries of the United State3 for the census year 1890 which will attract general attention. The increase of silk manufacture since 18B0 was most striking, being 112.75 per cent, in the value of products. The in crease in cotton manufacture ranked second, being 89.51 per cent., and the wool manufacture third, being 26.39 per cent. The increase in the entire textile industry was 38.51 per cent. The rela tive rank in importance of these indus tries has been changed. The wool man ufacture in all its branches, including all descriptions of hosiery and knit goods, now stands first on the list, with products valued at $387,768,524. Cotton is secjnd with products valued at $267, 931,724 and silk manufacture third with products valued at $87,298,454. The act ual increase in the value of products was $70,515,611 in wool, $75,891,614 in cotton and $46,2(VY4U9 in silk, the total increase being without parallel in any country. CRUSHED TO DEATH. Five Workmen Killed by a Falling Wall at Seneca Falls, N. Y. SENECA FALLS, Oct. 18.—While a gang of workmen were repairing a wall in the sluiceway of Gleason & Bailey's mill, the wall, which was thirty feet high, toppled over and buried seven men in the ruins. Contractor George Zeig fried, Michael Mansell and Michael Con roy were instantly killed, their bodies being crushed out of semblance. Patrick Martin and Patrick Conroy were so fear fully injured that they died while being taken to the hospital. John Burns and Owen Crannie were injured slightly. All five of the men who were killed leave large families. The accident was caused by the undermining of the wall by the water in the raceway. Complaint Against an English Officer. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.—Captain A. J. Kustell, an American citizen, has forwarded to Washington a complaint against tbe treatment received at the hands of Captain Davis, of H. M. S. Royalist, the vessel which recently an nexed the Gilbert islands. He was, he says, ordered on board the Royalist at Bularitari, and in five minutes was tried and convicted Jof assaulting a native nearly a year before. Captain Davis, he says, cursed the American and his coun trymen like a pirate. The king of Bu laritari objects to British rule, and will soon send an appeal to the American secretary of state for protection. To Pine tlie Deputies. PARIS,Oct. 18.—Several deputies have resolved to support in the chamber a measure fining absent members 10 francs a day, the amount of the fine to be deducted from their official salary. The measure is intended to reduce the absenteeism to a minimum, from which the chamber has suffered serious em barrassment in recent years. Scnutof Kill Attended. ALBANY, Oct. 18.—Governor and Mrs. Flower, Senator Hill, Mayor Manning and the members of tho common coun cil attended a special memorial service at the cathedral. The service was of the most elaborate character and the musical portions were new and of a patriotic nature, Telegraph Operators lluu.ved. CHICAGO. Oct. lS.-r-Jndge Springer, third vice president of the Santa Fe system, says that Chief Ramsay of tho Order of Railway Telegraphers, notified the men shortly after 2 p. m. that they had been hoaxed, and that all of them returned to work immediately. Air. Springer said that the forged message ordering the telegraphers out had caused the company a great deal of trouble for two hours, but everything is now run ning smoothly, and he anticipated no further trouble. K-m BLAINE SPEAKS. The Ex-Secretsry Addresses a Sere nading Party at Mr. Keld's Home. The Administration of President Har rison Is Highly Com mended. Clianncey 31. Depeiv and Patrick Egnu A's Make Short Speeches. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Oct. 17.—James O. Blaine bus spoken. Tbe magnetic man of Maine has thrown the weight of his utterances into the campaign. His speech was delivered under unique cir cumstances. There were no cut and dried arrangements, no public hall, no set programme, but when informed at 5 p. m. that the residents of White Plains and the surrounding villages intended serenading him at Ophir Farm, the resi dence of Whitelaw Roid, the ex-secre tary turned to his host and said, "Then I will speak to them." Mr. Reid invited rather a formidable gathering to dine with Mr. Blaine, but it was a congenial party and a very pleasant one. There were present Chauncey M. Depew, Charles W. Hack ett, chairman of the Republican state executive committee William Brook field, chairman of the New York county committee National Committeemen Hobart of New Jersey, Kerens of Mis souri, and Habn of Ohio W. H. Robert son, ex-collector of the port of New York Solomon Hirsch, ex-minister to Turkey, and Patrick Egan, minister to Chili. A Gathering of Citiiens. While they were dining, word was passed that Mr. Blaine was to be given a reception by the citizens of White Plains. The news went by telephone to Portchester, Coscob, and even to Rye, eight miles away. The result was remarkable. At 8 o'clock buggies be gan to arrive from all directions. Many ladies were present and men of all walks in life from the retired merchant to the town blacksmith. The broad porch was soon filled with ladies and their escorts, while the men stood in groups on the lawn. At 9 o'clock a brass band, fol lowed by a torchlight procession marched up the driveway from the south. It was the colored Republican club of White Plains. They were followed by the Portchester Republican club, also led by a band and carrying torches. The two bodies of men ranged in line in front of the entrance to the Reid man sion. Mr. Blaine was loudly cheered on his appearance. He spoke as follows: FELLOW CITIZENS OF NEW YORK—I should be ckurlisli, indeed, if I did not make response to your call after you have come to this beau tiful home of Mr. Keid.on a pleasant October eveninp. At the same time I am not making speeches in this canvass for reasons that are well known to my friends and which have no connection whatever with politics. Gener ally, administrations in a presidential election are challenged on account of the condition of business of the country and 1 submit the Re publican administration of President Harri son can triumphautly endure such a test. I doubt if, since the government of tbe United States was instituted, anybody at any time has seen what wc call "good times" so gen eral.taking in so many interests,and spreading prosperity throughout the whole domain of trade. The opponents of the Republican party al ways represent New York as a commercial city and not a manufacturing one, and yet the products of the manufactories of that city alone are $7(Kv0J,UUJ. Anything that would cripple that great interest would cripple the metropolis serious and to a very hurtful ex tent. jlore men in New York get tUeir liv ing from pursuits protected by tho tariff thau from any other source. 1 know New York is the centre of our commerce, but all the men engaged iu commercial affairs in anil about New York ara smaller in numbers than the men engaged in manufactures. Nor if you go West, where the Democrats say they aie making considerable effort and doing a vast amount of boasting, will you find it different. Take Michigan, Ohio, Indiana or Illinois and the products o£ manufactories are greater in pecuniary amount thau the products of agri culture iu those four great agricultural states. We learn from tho Democratic party that these Western states are in a desperate condi tion. The amount of their farm mortgages roll up into the millions. You would suppose it labulous that tho amount of money they eiuBr.ice could ever have be.'U so invented. This is not so among the farm ers in New Yorli it is not so among the farm ers in New Jersey: it is not so among tbe farms of Connecticut it is not so un ong the farmers of Pennsylvania it is not so among the farmers of any staie near by whoso con dition can easily be learned, but by a singular fatality il is the Western states that have got. all these farm mortgages burdening t.iem and taking the lit'j out of tho people. 1 do not like to state that these gentlemen have voluntarily misrepresenteil the facts, but before accepting them as such you will do well and wisely to demand the proof, lie tariff, so the Demo cratic papers say, is the origin of a plutocratic government Wiien wealth shall rule and the poor man shall not get their rights. 1 shall venture to challenge all statements of that kind and I shall make the Democratic ac cusers tho judges iu the case. A care ful estimation of tho list of wealthy men iu this country, published, has demonstrated the fact to be tUilo tbe reverse to such an extent, indeed, thai in the city of New York, taking the first iil'leeu fortunes, not three, not two, not more than HUH, would be considered us derived from mauut'.ic titling investments I have a word to say about the Iriih vote. I sec stated that tho Democrats boast of hav ing the Irish in their ranks. That they would render England such a favor by voting tho Democratic ticket is one of tho mysteries of politic-s. J4y voting for protection they can defy all the machinations of the Democratic party for free 'rade and put tla-ir influence in favor of honest hqme made materia! against the foreign market of England. 1 know my appeal has been frequently made to the Irish voters, but I make it with empha sis now, for I am unwilling to believe iliut with the light of the knowledge before them they will deliberately be on the side oi their former oppressors. I think I shall rely on my good friend, b^an, the brilliant autism cessful minister to Chili—whom I feel especially glad to meet at *wr. Reid's table this evening—I thiuk 1 must rely on liini to intcrct-dj with his countrymen—his countrymen in two senses— not tj aid the Demo .ratio party iu lowering the standard and the wages of American labor fcy their potential votes and their poleu- :al.nnr»' ers. SCALES OF NATIVE SILVER. A Strike In Colorado Where the Or* COIIM-A Out In Alnioit Pure Chunks. DENVER, Oct. 17.—Again the marvel of the Silver Juan, tho Golden Fleece, does this great mineral kingdom sur rounding Lake City proud. A new •trike has been made that eclipses the one of Aug. 21, this time in a winze just started in a lower level at a depth of three feet. The miners came npon a body of ore showing a big broad pay streak of solid petzite. The ore is liter ally scaled up native silver, in pieces the size of a thumb nail, and as thick as a dime. In blasting the scales of silver fly off in showers. The like of it has never been seen in this region. Mr. Yankee, an old miner, expressed it as his opinion that the vein is a substantial one, in which he is coincided with by W. Watson, the famous miner of Lead ville, who has an extended experience in the bowlder telluride. One thousand pounds of the ore brought over $5,000 at Denver. A BIG HAUL. Safe Blowers at Roswell, S. I)., Oct Away with 83,000. ROSWELL, Oct. 17.—Three thousand dollars in cash was stolen from the safe in Patten Bros' store. The door of the safe was blown off. The money be longed to W. W. Cargill, the LaCrosse elevator man the Madison Elevator company, S. Y. Hyde and Patten Bros. Soldier* fur Dress Parades. WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—There is a great demand all over the country for United States troops. These demands are not based upon strictly military exigencies of war. but upon purely patriotic claims. The latest application for troops came from Eagle Pass, Tex., where the citizens desire to celebrate Columbus Day on Oct. 21. It is pro posed to bring together several bodies of Mexican aid United States troops on this occasion. The government of the sister republic has given its consent for a detachment of Mexican soldiers to cross the border, and the war depart ment has also decided for the occasion to increase the cavalry troop stationed at Eagle Pass by a detachment from Fort Clark, and has issued orders to that effect, so that nothing the two gov ernments can do will stand in the way of the citizens of Eagle Pass doing honor to tbe discoverer of America in a manner befitting his greatness. A linodler Released. SING SING, N. Y., Oct. 17.—Ex-Alder man Henry W. Jaehne was liberated from Sing Sing prison at 6:30 a. m. He had breakfast in his cell with the other convicts at an early hour. He was taken to the state shop at ($ o'clock where he was given anew dark suit of clothes, a pair of new shoes, a derby hat and white shirt. After he was fit ted out he went among his convict friends and bade them good-bye. The clerk gave him his discharge papers, $93 he brought here with him, $23 that he earned while in prison, several small articles, his personal property, and a ticket to New York. None of his friends were on hand to meet him. He took the 7:06 train for New York. Europe's Wheat Crop. NEwYoKK,Oct. 17.—Figuresobtained from official reports made to the govern ment in every wheat producing country in Europe show that excepting for the British and Italian the crop averages nearly 15 por cent, better than last year, says The World's London correspondent. France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Balkans, Roumania and Russia show improved conditions over 1891. Italy's wheat crop, however, is 12 per cent, below last year's. England'.* is 17 per cent, below the normal yield. In fact this condition of affairs throughout Great Britain is the worst ever expe rienced. Last year was thought to be bad, but this is worse. Mexican Progress. CITY OF MEXICO, Oct. 17.—The publi cation of the statistics on exportation for the fiscal year ended on June 1 last, goes to support the statement of the con tinued progress of Mexico. The exports amounted to $75,467,000, again over the previous year of more than $12,5U0,0U0. The largest gain was in precious metals, and a gain was also made in tobacco, lead, zacatan, woods, marble, skins, wheat and vanilla. There was a de crease in coffee, copper and chickles. This year there will be larger exports of lienequen. The report is regarded by bankers as demonstrating the continued prosperity of the country. The United States takes 66 per cent, of all Mexican exports. A Million Dollar Itrid?e. Sioux CITY, IU., Oct. 17.—The reor ganized Pacific Short Line Bridge com pany has commenced the erection of a million dollar bridge across the Missouri here. It will be open to the use of all railroads for toll charges in nine months. Heretofore the Northwestern road, run ning the only bridge across the river here, has held the key to Northern Ne braska and shut all others out. No Such Plan. NEW YOKK, Oct. 17.—Dr. Norviti Green, president of the Western Union Telegraph company, says that the re ports published concerning a proposed union between tho Western Union and the Postal company had not the slightest element of truth in them. He added "There is no such plan on foot. Tho whole report is false." A Proclamation Signed* WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—President Harrison has signed the proclamation opening to settlement tho Crow reserva tion in Montana, about 1,$00,000 acres in extent. Letter* of Acceptance* NEW YORK, Oct. 17.—Tho letters of acceptance of candidates for vice presi dent will be made public next week. Mr. Reid's letter will bo ready on Mon day or Tuesday and General Stevenson's a day or two later. SLEPT ON Coffeyvillfl (Kan.) Citizens Expected a Haiti from the Dalton Sympathizers. They Were Well Prepared for II and Would Hare Given Them a Warn Reception. The Town Patrolled All Nigrht, But No Bald Was Attempted May Try It Again. COFFEYVILLE, Kan., Oct. 15.—The town of Coffeyville is wild with excite ment over a reported attempt to burn the town and kill the people, out of re venge for the killing of the Dalton gang last week. The report started from the robbing of the Missouri Pacific train at Tyro, near Coffeyville. The mayor of Coffeyville telegraphed the report to Parsons, and the superintendent of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas road at once fitted up a car with a posse and rifles and sent it to Coffeyville as a special. When it arrived the town was wild witk fear and excitement. Doors and windowe were barricaded, and everybody was armed to the teeth. All of the rifles ic the town were in readiness, and every man stood waiting for an attack. The car from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas at Parsons stood at the depot Barricaued and Armed. In the homes women and children were frightened over the outlook for anothei bloody encounter with tho bandits, and the mayor of Coffeyville conferred with the railroad officials and wired to Par sons that the people here could care for themselves, as the number of the at tacking party was greatly magnified and that a matter of a few hours would result in their capture. "Coffeyville people," said he, "have shown their ability to care for them selves." Ben and William Dalton anc many of their sympathizers have been loitering about Coffeyville for days, Tuesday Emmett Daiton's wounded body was removed to Independence Ben and William and tbeir mother ac companied him. Since then nothing has been heard from them here. A bonfire was started in the plaza of the town tc furnish illumination. To Wipe Out the Place. The information of the approach o£ the Daltons was conveyed to the people of Coffeyville by the force under Detec tive Dodge of the Wells Fargo company, who is scouring Indian Territory for members of the gang. One of his men heard it and wired the mayor of Coffey ville, who asked for help from Parsons and got it. The plan was for George Dalton and forty whites and half-breeds, completely armed, to ride into Coffev ville at 9 o'clock p. m. and wipe out tbe palace. No mercy was to be given, ac cording to Dodge's information. Po.ted a Picket Line. Upon receipt of the notice of the im pending raid the people assembled at the public square and were told off in detachments. A portion of them were held in reserve at the jail to go the aid of any point that might be attacked. Others dismounted and established a cordon around the village, guarding every approach to the town, making it a matter of practical impossibility for any ore to reach the city without being ob served. In addition to these precautions amounted patrol was sent out a distance of four miles into the country, where a most vigilant watch was kept up. All the citizens were well armed with rifles and revolvers and plenty of am munition. As is the case with all border towns, especially those on the Indian Territory line, the people possess an abundance of firearms and good ammu nition and an excellent idea of their use. The patrol consists of men who have been in more than one fight, who are cool, determined fellows, ready to face death if need be. Tbe country in this vicinity is open to a great extent and the only hope of the gang would be to catch the guards una wares. This is made more difficult as the old campaigners, who control their movements, directed the guards, both mounted and on foot, to carefully avoid the roads, to keep in the background and thus head off any cross country flank movement. While the roads are seem ingly unoccupied it would be utterly impossible for any living thing to move in the direction of the town without a challeuge swiftly followed by a shot if not heeded. It is probable that tho outlaws have got wind of the reception awaiting them and have postponed their raid until a more favorable opportunity. Kobbed a li iilroai Station. WINFIELD, Kan., (Jet. 15. Late Wednesday night Operator Closer at the Santa Fe station was waked from a nap by two masked men who shoved revol vers in his face. While one covered him the other tried to open tho safe but failed. They then broke into the cash drawer and secured about $.r. Several passengers waiting for a train were searched but no great amount of money was obtained. One man was relieved «f a valuable gold watch. Felo-de-se Anions Krhool'mj s. In Vienna suicides and attempts at suicide occur vej-y frequently anion,: schoolboys and apprentices dreading punishment from severe parents and masters, and recently a little boy swung himself over the balustrade of a bridge over tho Danube canal, and was drowned before the boatmen could reach him. The little suicide was but ten years ol He bad stolen and eaten unripe grap in the garden of a neighbor, and threw himself into the water rather than fach the chastisement threatened by hit father.—Cor. London News. r* ARMS. mm %qF* SEES CHICAGO IN RUINS. A Colored Evanicel'st Han a Vlnlon of tk« W'lncjy City's Deitti-iiction. CIIICAUO. Oct. 16.—-Andrew Jones, a colored ev ».igelist, has peered into the furtive ami seen pictured the destruction of Chicago and its wicked inhabitants. For a -Ae 1: he lias been telling his mes sage to iiwe- tricken crowds at the African Meihodis Episcopalian (.Lurch, and at the cio.e of the present week he will carry liis prophecies of destruction to ill-doers to other evil-racked com munities. Four months before the Charleston earthquake he saw a vision of that city in ruins. Then he "called the turn" on ihe Johnstown flood and a great disaster in Reading, Pa., where many persons were killed during a wind storm. During his sojourn in this city the prophet has been vouchsafed a most terrifying vision of Chicago's future. "It came to me like a flash of light ning," said the prophet. "I saw the City of Chicago and all its tall buildings and fine residence streets, and while I was looking the buildings began to tum ble down and great yawning holes ap peared in the streets and the people shrieked and ran this way and that way and finally they were swallowed up and disappeared. It was a terrible thing, and so I am telling the people about my vision, for I know it will come true, and 1 am warning them all to repent and save themselves from destruction. The repentance of all the people would pre vent the destruction of the city, for the destruction is threatened as a penalty for sin." ANXIOUS FOR RECOGNITION. The New Venezuelan Government Want Uncle Sam's Smile. NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—A special cable dispatch to The Herald from Caracas, Venezuela, says: I have learned that Generals Crtspo and Bustamente are very anxious to se cure the recognition of the United States for the new government. They have already requested a private conference with Minister Scruggs, and are anxiously awaiting a favorable answer from the Washington authorities. Crespo has asked Rojas Paul to return to Venezuela. Senor Michelena has de clined the appointment as Minister to Madrid. Either Saluzzo or Abreu will be appointed to the post. No selection has yet been made for consul to New York under the new government. £1 Radical has been established in Caracas as a ministerial organ. The cabinet has decided to remove the cen sorship of the press, and the mails are declared inviolable. Barcelona is besieged by a Legalist force under Sietemil, and its surrender is now a question of but a few days. The inhabitants are on the verge of starvation. It is stated that Admiral Walker's flagship, tbe Chicago, will soon sail. WALES ACTS QUEER. A Suspicion That the Prince Has Wheels in His Head. LONDON, Oct. 15.—There is a good deal of gossip in aristocratic circles as well as at the clubs over the fact that the Prince of Wales, whenever he appears nowa days out of doors, is always followed at a respectful distance by a private detect ive. It is no secret that the heir to the throne has come back from Hamburg rather worse than better that he mani fests an unwonted irritability and is full of strange fancies. At the clubs there has been a good deal of gossip re garding the possibility of the return of the old malady of the house of Bruns wick. Between 50 and 60 has always been a critical time for the male mem bers of this house. Some few have kept their wits, such as they were.to the end, but the greater number, as history will attest, were, or ought to have been, in mates of a private institution for the insane for the greater part of their sixth decade. Some Charges Made. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15.—Charges have been made by Isaac Isaacs, ot Kansas City, ex-secretarv of the Missouri State League of Republican Clubs to the effect that the census of 1SDU was made the occasion of making a political poll of the state in the interest of Major Warner, present candidate for gover nor on the Republican ticket. Isaacs charges that Secretary of the Interior Noble and Chief Census Enumerator Brock were cognizant of the deal, and that he has documentary evidence to support his statement, in the shape of poll books returned by the census enu merators and letters from Washington informing him what had been done and directing them what action to take. Investigating in G!»io I'lague, COLCMBCS.Oct. 15.—Secretary Probst, of the state board of health,has returned from New California, Union county, where ho went to investigate cases of diphtheria, lie greatly tears a general epidemic of the disease. People in the vicinit.v of Xew California are panic stricken, bnt firm steps are being taken to stamp out the plague. Plain City, four miles away, has guarde on the road and permits no one from Xew Califor nia to enter the village. There are mounted officers to quarantine a house if the diphtheria appears i:i it. ELECTRICAL ECHOES. Mattel's of lUore or Less Moment liriedy 3 t»nI ioiK'd. The postoliico at Pomerov, Hennepin county. Minn., has been discontinued aiso the of.iee at Maple Grove, Lincoln county, ,s. D. Matt Walker, cue of the owners of Carson & Walker's coal miues at Douds. la., was crushed to deati. by falling slate while inspecting the mine. The postmaster general has signed the mail contracts with the International Navigation company, the terms oi which lequire the construction of five new shins. |k 1 1 I. /V WM 4:t ,T- '1 rlj 1 :i ..f 1. $ J?. if" M. m.- W '=f!