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ii not probable, although the faot of its having been kept co long secret was be tisvsd to militate against its authentici ty. It was said, bowevsr, tbat such an agreement, made just aa trouble between China and Japan was being precipitated, had bo bearing on tbat etruggle, and was simply a provisional aettlement of the Pamirian question, which has long bsen a bone of contention. DISORDERS IN CHINA. Anarchy Almost Bors to Fallow Military R.v.rs.s. Washington, Sept. 28.—Mail advicea received here from China from sources especially entitled to credit, of date early in Angust, are almost prophetic of what has already occurred there since that date,and if ths predictions for the future hold good, Secretary Herbert's action in largely reinforcing the United States warships in Chinese waters will be proved to bave been a very wise move. The advices describe tbe measures -which have been adopted by the Chinese to block the navigation of their rivers and the resulting affect upon commerce. For one thing, in the Ning-Po district, the Hasatns rock buoy, ths Zan Yu spit buoy and tbe Nemesis rock and Tiger's Tail beacon have been temporarily re moved. Lights have also besn removed and obstructions placed at the month of ths River Pei-Ho. Although the discontinuance of the lights, the preaence at night of a float ing boom and the laying of torpedoea are obviously hindrances to the coming and going of veeßela, nevertheless, with the exception of the Chinese lines, abipping is being carried on as usual and there are no indications that merchants are withholding their cargoes. Trade to ensue, however, is being adversely affected, as cipher telegrams are no longer accepted, although they can be sent from Shanghai. A feeling of timid ity as to tbe safety of tbe business ven tures with Tien Tsin is naturally per vading the business world. Tbe Chinese themselves will not block the port, but the Japanese are likely to do so at any time. An effort waa making to insure immunity from capture of Japanese and Chinese vessels plying respectively be tween their own ports and common to neutral ports, bnt the consent of tbe Japanese had not at tbe date of the ad vicea been received. There waa, however, a great menace to trade from another quarter, and it was this tbat led to appeals of foreign merchants to their home governments ior tbe presence of warships in the treaty porta of China. It was generally expected by them that shoald the Chinese be defeated on their own soil, exactly what haa happened already, according to cable reports, ths Chinese soldiers would bs demoralized and fall to scouring the country in every direc tion, committing outrages. In that avent, tha slander thread wbich sus tains the obsdisace of the masses to tbe viceroy would be snapped, and pande monium would reign supreme. The Chinese naturally bate the well ordered management of a foreign com munity, and with disorder and confu sion everywhere, the peaceable and well-regulated composure of a foreign community is sure to excite the ani mosity of soldiers inflamed by passion over whioh control has been lost. The great treaty port of Tien-Tsin is begin ning to be especially threatening in this ease. One prophetic statement in the mail advices is as follows : "In proportion to the disasters of war that will surely overtake China, •mm van influence of the viceroys wane, and should tbe defeat of tbe Chinese be a crushing one they will be absolutely inoapable of maintaining order. Li Hang Chang has been a severe disci plinarian, and with reverses the masses will turn upou bim with, the pent up hatred of years. As these things are coming to pass, and the prophecy has already been verified as to Li's degrada tion, it will ba a matter of serious inter est to know how far the remainder of this degradation shall be justified by tbe •vents of the future." MAIL ADVICES. Japanoaa Warships in Southern Waters. China's lielploes Condition. London, Sept. 28. —A letter to tbe Times, dated Auguet 23d, mentions the movements of Japanese warships south of Sbangbai, and o! a Japanese fleet in Formosa channel, but the reports have received no confirmation. The writer farther says: Privately I learn the Canton arsenal authorities are in a difficulty which may effect tbe whole war. China was to pursue a Fabian policy and rely upon ber enormous wealth to ultimately crash Japan. Both countries were surprised to find tbat the neutrality laws prevented their buying warships in Europe. Or- i dera were given to the varioua Chinese arsenals to build ships and make guns. The Foo Chow arsenal, the largest, and the only one in China, that ever built ships on a serious scale, may be in a state of readinesß, although it —t;ill not be able to build large vessels without European help. But the Whampoa arsenal at Canton was found to be in a lamentable state of unfitness, and heavy punishment is sore to fall upon tbe otfi lials responsible for this condition of affairs. In tbe meantime the Japanese arsenals are supposed to be working npon an unprecedented scale. Tbe ques tion ol what articles may be declared contraband is seriously disturbing the eastern trade. Great Britain refuaea to recognize rice aa contraband. China •an do practically nothing at present with the Japaneae coal trade. PENSION PifHENTS. A Summary of the Dlsbnraamnnts for tho Last Fiscal Tear. Washinoton, Bept. 28.—The report of the third auditor of the treasury for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1894, shows the total disbursements at pension agen •iea on account of peneiona for tbat year have been $137,616,981. The amount paid to penaionara under the lawa were •s follows: Invalid, $58,682,119; widows, $13,412,021; minors, $1,010,204; depend ent relatives, $3,681,961. The amounts paid under the ast of Jane 27, 1890, were as follows: Invalids, $43,666,991; widows, $9,856,892; minors, $697,004; dependent relatives,sl,7o9,B29; helpless children, $8065. To pensioners of tbe, war of 1812 the following amounts were paid: Survivors, $5312; widows, $645,297. Under tbe Mexican war survivors were paid $1,383,701 and widows $808,405. To Indian war survivors was $377,883 •nd to widows $456,652. Army nuraea received $65,682. About $650,000 waa paid to pension examining surgeons and tbe balance of the total disbursements were for expenses of pen sion agencies. Kregelo & Breeee, funeral directors, Broadway and Sixth street. Telephone 243. Northern celery at Althouse Bros. Tel. 393. e>i PaiSer. deuUsw 12»Ja West first attest, WILL CLAIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP Robert Fitzsimmons' Lofty Ambition. Corbett Must Fisrht Him or Forfeit His Title. - Jim Wrltea Bob a Sarcaitlo Latter De clining to Most Him nt Pres ent—U» Most Firat Whip O'Donnell. Br ih« Associated press. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 28.—"1f Mr. Cor bett will ear he doea not want to meet me, I won't bother him any more, bat I will claim tbe heavyweight champion ship of the world and walk off with it. See?" This was tbe reeponae of Robert Fitz simmons, champion middleweight, ta James J. Oorbett's statement sent ont by the Associated Frees laat night. "Be wanta me to meet Steve O'Don nell, eh? Let O'Donnell whip Maher, or Hall, or somebody I have done; then I will right him. I shall put my Hat in Corbett's face yet." CORBETT WRITES FITZ A LETTER. Portland, Me., Sept. 28.— J. J. Cor bett, pogiliet, was seen by an Associatsd Press representative tonight in his dressing room, and in answer to a ques tion on the subject, Corbett handed the newspaper man a copy of a letter mailed to Bob Fitzsimmons this evening: Portland, Me., Sept. 28, Robert Fitzsimmons: Dear Sir :—I hsve read in the morn ing papers your very amusing challenge tome. Yon aay the Olympic clab of fers a puree. Well, maybe tbey do, but I bave never beard from them aa vet. You put $10,000 in the Olympic's hands ? Why don't you put it op in some newspaper office or some place where a man can see it, or is the Olym plo club backing you? However, that's neither here nor there. I suppose you ara afraid if you put the money up in any other club be side the Olympic club, some one else might cover it. It is not neoesaary for me to give a reply to your challenge, because you are well aware that I will not accept unless yon prove yoarself a champion heavy weight and not a middle weight. I must acknowledge that as a middla weight you have no equal, bat all yon ever did in the heavy weight class was to defeat Peter Maher and Choynski. two Becond-class heavy weights, since both of these men hava been defeated by Joe Goddard of Aus tralia, a second-olass heavy weight. No one knows this better than yon, I suppose you think tbe publio will say you are a very brave man to challenge me and fight me. Why should you not do so? It is juat like buying a lottery ticket to win $5000 for $1. All yon have to lose is $1, and it is tbe same case in fighting me. If I defeated you, of course . yon would say: "He ought to beat me; lam a middle weight;" just as when I beat Sullivan it was said: "He was an old man," and Mitchell: "He was a light fellow; he was too small." Now, Mr. Fitzsimmons, if yon really in your heart want to fight for the rHßTOpionota\j> ot tb« wotld you certain ly, i' yon «ro on tbe lav*', ——* laata.* yourself a ohampioa heavyweight ana not a middleweight. All you bave to do in the world to fight me for the champienahip is to prove to me and the world that you are capable of defeating any heavyweight outside of me. You say I promised to give yon a match if you defeated Choynski or Creedon. j When yon say that you know you lie.- I I never even noticed you and don't in tend to unless you prove yeu are a champion heavyweight. You want to jump over tbe beade of all these other people and take" tbe dyio'j chance with me, but I will fool you. Steve O'Donnell, my present sparring partner, an undefeated man, h*s $10,000 that be can defeat you. He will box you from one round to a finish for inn or money. Now bow can you expect me to recognize yon when tbis man stands ready with money behind bim to prove to the world that he is your superior? If yon will only meet him and defeat him, I will accept an offer of $25,000 from the Olympio club, and I will give yon all the fight you want. If you want to fight mi tbis is the only way yeu can get me to make a match with you, for there is no power on earth that will make me notice you until you have de feated Steve O'Donnell, and all further talk from yon I will consider simply a bluff. I put myaelf on record in black and white that if yoa defeat O'Donnell I will tight you for the championship of the world and all the money you like. This is positively my ultimatum. Yours truly, James J. Corbett, Champion of the world. o'donnell's challenge. New York, Bept. 28.—8teve O'Donnell bas pnblißhed a challenge to tight Bob Fitzßimmons to a finish under marauis of Queensberry rales for (5000 a side and the largest purse offered by any reputa ble clab. As an evidence of good faitb, O'Donnell bas deposited $10,000 with David Blanchard of Boston. O'Donnell offers to meet Fitziimmons or his repre sentatives in New York any time next week, to arrange preliminaries. Sullivan's opinion. New York, Bept. 28.—The following dispatch bas been received by the World from John L. Sullivan relative te Fitzeimmons'e challenge to Corbett: Washington, Sept 27. I! Fitzsimmons and Corbett were brought together you would see the hottest light in years. But Ido cot be lieve that Corbett wants to right. He is making money fast and he doat not want to take any chances. I do not care to express any opinion as to the results if the two men were matched. But it would be a fight and no mis take. Fitzsimmons is no quicker than Corbett, but he knows all tbe fine points of tbe game. The difference in weight would not make such a great difference as many people imagine. I would like to see Corbett and Fitzeimmons meet. Corbett would have work to do in that fight. Ido not see bow be can get away from Fitzsimmon's challenge, unless he wants to admit that be does not care to fight. John L. Sullivan. CORBETT IS INDIGNANT. Portland, Me., Sept. 28.— Pugilist Corbett was indignant today when shown tbe statement of John L. Sullivan accusing him of beating about tbe bush. Corbett said in substance: "These people do not cut any ice with me. Sul livan had always more mouth than courage. He is a quitter fn-m the word co. and I do not want to huvd anything to do with bim. He is out oi it, but there is one thing; if I ever meet Fits liwjßOßi u> the riuejae will make • better LOS ANGELES LTERALP. SATURDAY MORNTNG, SEPTEMBER 29. 1894. fight than Sullivan did with me. Of course Jake Kilrain, Sullivan and Jackson are sore and I know it, but that does not make any difference with me. Tbe Olympic club does not want fights; they want to make money out of me. Now, lam not inclined to let them nntil I have proof that Fitzsimmons is eomewhere in my class, and tbis he can demonstrate by knocking out O'Donnell. lam making good money now, and not taking any risks to please soreheads." Corbett became excited, and plainly showed he is deeply touched by the various stories circulated. CREEDON MAKES A f" y r. AL. St. Louis, Sept. 28. —DanCioedon, the vanquished fighter, returned from New Orleans tonight. "Fitzsimmons is not a fair fighter," he said. "Five minutes before I went into the ring I got a note from Jimmie Carroll telling me to watch out tbat Fitzsimmons did not strike me with his wrist over the head, and that he depended upon that trick to win his fights. Carroll brought Fitzsimmons out hers, and knows all about bis meth ods. It is an old trick, one greatly used in Australia, and I have been cautioned myself about using it. You can daze or stun a man with a blow with the wrist on the side of the head, where if you punched with your fists yoa would not hurt bim. Fitzsimmons worked this blow on me in the last part of the first round. It was as if I had been bit with a olub. "Just now all I want to do is to get a fight with a middle-weight and redeem my reputation. If any of them think I am a mark, I will give them an oppor tunity to show it," BOVOAIt'S CAPTURE, Mr. Drnmmond Will Bs Called Upon to • Explain. Washington, Sept. 28.—Now that Mr. Drummond, who waa chief of the aecret aervics under the past administration, has effected tbe capture of Howgate be will be called upon by the treasury de partment to explain why he left no rec ord in tbe files of the bureau about the Howgate caae when he severed hia con nection with the service. It is eaid at the treasury department that Drummond claimed to be working on the Howgate case in June, 1893. At that time the Cleveland administration having been in power three months, it waa determined to displace Drummond, a Republican, and give hie place to Mr, Hazan, a Democrat. Drummond repre sented to Secretary Carlisle tbat he waa then engaged in efforts to capture Howgate, and to displace him at this juncture would interfere with the apprehension of the fugitive. Upon this aaaurance Secretary Carliale deferred action, but after the lapse of eight months, with still no newa of Howgate, the secretary conoluded that he would make a change. Mr. Drum* mond'a reaignation wae handed in. Soon after taking charge of the office Dr. Hazen had occaaion to look up the Howgate caae, but it ia said he could find no trace in the files of anything con cerning him. Early tbia month the aecret service bureau received newa tbat Howgate waa in New York and tbat be waa haunting a certain locality. The bureau went to work upon thia hint, but had not found Captain Howgate at the time that Drummond flushed hia game. There is a statute regulating the dispo sition of publio papers and documents by official.. STRIKERS INDICTS, s.. The Trouble Incident to tha Lata Strike Not Vat Ov.r. San Francisco, Sept. 28.—The United Statea grand jury today returned 40 in dictments against Sacramento, Red Bluff, Dunsmuir and Oakland strikeie. the charges were in every case that tbe defendants entered into a conspiracy to obstruct tbe United States mails and to interfere with interstate commerce. As tbe arrests bave not been made, the indictments were placed upon the secret file. St. Cloud, Minn,, Sept. 28.—Indict ments have been found against Paul Bordeau, L. B. Foster, W. H. Brohan, Lloyd and Harry Egbert and George Amo, all of this city, for taking part in the Great Northern strike and hinder ing tbe passage of mail trains. George Amo and Harry Egbert bave left for parte unknown. Brohan and Lloyd Eg bert were arrested and taken to Fergus Falls last night. Foster will be arreited and taken up today. THE RIOTS IN RIO. Peace Roatorad Hut the City Strongly Gnardad by Troops. Rio Janeiro, Sept. 28.—Thia city is peaceful now and a vigorous campaign against the rebel lorces under General Salgado in Rio Grande do Sul is being arranged. Cavalry already holds all the publio squares; artillery is ready in the barracks, while infantry and sail ors patrol the streets. No leaves of absence are granted by tbe commanders ol tbe warflhipe. Many believe the government incited the people against British legation, but was frightened at the result of its own work. _ The gov ernment indignantly denies that it bad anything to do with provoking tha riote, saying: the riots were started by Mon archists with a view to bringing the re public into disgrace before the world. One well known newspaper corres pondent is reported killed. Three oth ers will be banished. The damage to property will not be as great as at first supposed. Many houßea set on fire were asved. THE CZAR'S KinSKYS. Inflammation Sat In and tho Monarch's Condition Reported. Wore*. London, Sspt. 28.—A dispatch from St. Petersburg to the Times saya the condition of the czar ia conaiderably worae. The kidney inflammation from which he ia suffering ia much increased, and as bis majesty's breathing at the beginning of tbe week became some what difficult and bard, Prof. Laydec, tbe celebrated specialist on internal complaints, was summoned from Berlin. Tbe physicians wish to send the czar to the Crimea, but fear to risk the long journey. A dispatch to the Times from Vienna says it is considered there that the czar's kidney disease is the result of moral and mental anxiety and worry. Go tolckstrom, !I0!» B. Main street, for good wall paper at the right pries. Mountain Berries at Althouse Bros. Tel. 398. Wall paper, sc, 7! jc per roll, 328 8. Bpring. California Herb Ten Ii just tbe thing- to take at this season. Warm weather Induces a debilitated condition of the system. Torpid liver, indijestior. and blooii diseases assert themselves uu.uss tuese troubles are cnrrcrteO. 'IXia is best done by ibj occa sional use ol W'eea's California herb tea, a harmless remedy composed entirely of roots and herbs. 'A veals per package* fat sale by all diucglrts, THE BIG STORM IN FLORIDA. Houses Wrecked and Crops Destroyed. The Loss to the Orancre Crop Esti mated at 20 Per Cent. No Loss or Life Report.d—Tba Streets of Bt. Augnstlna Flood.d—Wbsrni Washad Away—Ships Driven on tha shorn. By the Associated Press. Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 28. —Com- munication with Southern Florida ia being reetored, and apeoial diapatchea to the Times-Union relating to the damage reaulting from the West Indian oyclone tell the same atory of houaea wrecked and cropa destroyed, but no loaa of life ia reported. At Tampa aeveral larg9 factories were wrecked. The large three-atory brick factory of Seidenberg & Co. waa de stroyed. The faotory of C, A. Joyce waa demolished, as were alao tbe factoriea of Yobor & Manarara and otbera. The Firat Preeby terian church and tbe Palace hotel were badly damaged. Several smaller structures were also demolished. The total loss of buildings at Tampa ia' estimated at $50,000. During the atorm at Fernandina, tbe Britieh eteamahip Boaton City and Elmville collided and were badly damaged. Tbe steamer Edith was driven ashore. The steamer Debary was driven against the drawbridge and wrecked. The steam yacht Maud waa Bank near Crescent City. Today advicea from St. Augustine, which has been cut off eince Tneeday, were received. No Uvea were loat but aeveral houaes were wrecked and the lose will run up into the tbouaanda. Nearly all tbe windows in the city were blown out and the houaea were flooded with wator. Tbe Ponce de Leon hotel wae damaged in this way. The loss on the hotel's furniture is heavy. At St. Augustine ths waves dashed over tbe seawall and made rivers of the streets. Many wharves were blown away. Between Green Cove Springs and Palatka on the St. John's rivsr, 12 wharves have completely disappeared. Between Jacksonville and St. Augustine not a telegraph pole was left standing. The damage to the orange growers is great. In large groves the ground ia completely covered with green orangei. Tbe losa ia fully 20 per cent. Tbe east coaat ia atill cut of from com munication below St. Augustine and Palatka, though communication may be restored tanight. Every effort ie being made to bear from Jupiter and Key West, which towns are supposed to have been in the atorm center. The atorm was as severe in the center of the state as on the coast. It struck Tampa and traveled northeast to Jacksonville and St. Auguetine. At Orlando and Ocala, interior pointa, aeveral eels were found after the storm passed. It is safe to say the storm has coat Florida more than $1,000,000, but no lives have been loat unleea at Key West, Titusville, Jupiter or other eaat coaat pointa. New York, Sept. 28. — Incoming steamers report /ailing barometers and line-sitfiYrrler vigllancia, after delaying 24 hours, has put to sea. The Lam pasas, of the Mallory line, followed suit, but the Algonquin, of tbe Clyde line, remained at anchor. The wind is trav eling further to the eastward. Charleston, Sept. 28—The Clyde steamship Iroquois, which arrived here from Jacksonville last night, reports that Martin's Industry lightship, off Bavan-. nab, is missing. A NA.VAL N KCESBITT. Ths Boatswain round to Bo an Indls pansabln Ifnnctloaary. Washington, Sept. 28.—When the new navy came into being, tbe ships gener ally having little or no sailing powsr or rigging, it was supposed the old-fash ioned boatswain couid be generally dis pensed with. In fact, tbe number ol these warrant officers was considerably reduced, their duties being transferred to the exeoutlve officers and boatswain's mate. Now it haa been found that thia plan haa worked backward. In the firat place, there ia much work remaining for the boatswain in connection with the boat's tackle rigging, care of stores and other things, and tbe executive officers are already an overworked class et men on our complex modern ships and una ble to carry other responsibilities than those properly belonging to the ogice. In the second place, ths change bad a most discouraging effect upon the sail ors, all the way down to the appreaticea, who were thereby deprived of the In ducement of a poaaible promotion. Con sequently the best men began to drop out, and it waa difficult to get them to re-enlist when their terma expired. So Secretary Herbert haa determined to again change the policy of the depart ment and increase tbe number of boat swains. Death of a Ploaear Journalist, Stockton. Sept. 28.—A. C. Russell, one of the pioneer journalists of tbe state, died here tonight from the effects of an accident which befell him at Mer ced last Tuesday. He waa in tbat city on a buaineaa trip and called at tbe office oi the Merced Express. While descending the stairs be fell for ward, but was caught by • gen tleman who had preceded him. In the fall he broke hie breaet bone, but did not know it then, and returned tbe next day to hia home. The shock waa too much for him, aa he waa 71 yeara old. Russell waa an editorial writer en the Alta California in 1854, and waa well known to the old newapaper men. He baa been a contributor to a number tf papera in late yeara. Wanted to Dlo. An Alameda-atreet "crib" woman at tempted suicide last night in a lodging house on Commercial atreet, near Alameda, by taking an ounce of laudanutn. She gave her name as Nellie Franklin, though the name is assumed. Physicians were called and revived the dying woman by a free use ol tbe atomach pump. She gave as a reason ior her rash act that her lover had refused to bave any thing more to do with her. A Household Treasure. D, W. Fuller ot Oaneioharie, N. Y„ says that he always keeps Dr. k' ag's New Discovery in the house and his family has found tbe best results follow iv use; that he would net be without it, if procurable. Ci. A. Dykeman, drusKist, oatskiil. N. V.. says ahat Dr. King's New DiN.'Overy is undon'malv tbe best Cough reinedv; thai he ha* used it in his family for light years, and Ii has never failed to do all that is claimed for it Wny not try a remedy so long tried and tested. Trial bottles at O. V. j Hficzenian's 1189 North, Mats street, —trie sue, otto and trl.tr* FURIOUS FLAMES. A Hard Battla With Fir* at Stlllwatar, Mian. Stillwater, Minn., Sept. 28. —At 10:30 tonight lire broke out in tbe Still water Manufacturing company's plant, and tbe entire establishment was de stroyed. The fire is still raging and ad joining buildings are in great danger with a heavy wind, which gave tbe de partment a terrible blaze to cope with. At this hour it is impossible to estimate tbe loss, as sparks are firing in every di rection. Help was asked from St. Paul and a couple of engines sent. The loss will be very heavy. At one time tonight it looked as If the north end of the town, surrounding tho prison, was doomed, but the fire depart ment worked hard and succeeded in saving tbe thresher company's build ings and tbs street railway power bouae. Residences on the hillside, excepting the residence of Isaao Staples, were to tally conaurned. The damage to atock and buildinge of the manufacturing company will not be less thaa $25,000, WIRE WAIFS. The Minneapolis Times has abandoned the United Press and joined tha As sociated. Fire early Friday morning at Mission San Jose caused damage amounting to nearly $50,000. The steamer Kotek has reached San Francisco from Petropauloeky, bringing 27,000 sealskins.! Mrs. W. T. Bull, formerly tho wife of Jamea G. Blame, jr., baa given birth to a son, at Newport, R. I. At Los Gatos, Cal., tbe barn and con tents belonging to the Novitiate college was burned to the ground. Loss, $3000. Louis Matheaa, who loet heavily in wheat deala, was found dead in Kil bourn park, Milwaukee. He had taken poison, * Mra. Schuylkill Hamilton, jr., ons of Newport's leading society ladies, has been granted a divorce on tbe ground of non-support. Henae and Diokford, preeident and cashier of tbe defunct bank of Csntralia, Wash., bave been arieated, charged with fraudulent banking. M. £. Marvin, supposed to be a resi dent of Oakland, committed suicide at Bakerafield by cutting his throat with a penknife. He left a note stating he was tired of life. The eehooner Moonlight from Ssattls, for Honolulu, with a oargo of soal and lumber, has arrived at San Francises for repairs. In a gale off Cape Flattery she sprung a leak. Herbert E, Kelly, a clurk in the pest office at Deooto, Alameda county, has been indicted by the federal grand jury for having opened a registered letter and extracted $22. Richard Davis, a crook known all over the country, has been arrested in Nsw York on ths charge of passing, in Cin cinnati, a oheck signed A. Senoir & Son, raised from $12 te $1200. Juan Uadarez, a wealthy Spanlah banker, committed suicide by hanging himaeli irom tbe street balcony of hia house ia the City of Mexico, on ac count of a chronic diaease. Miss Raile, an eccentric lady who died recently, left as a legacy to Lord Ran dolph Churchill ber mansion and estate in Oxfordshire, in recognition of hie commandinir nolitical nonius, tors bave agreed to submit their differ enses to a board of arbitration for settle ment. Pending a deoision, the miners are recommended to return to work. Columbus Hayes, twice oonvioted of murder and now under sentence of death, escaped from jail at Savannah, Mo. The door waa severed with a saw, whioh had been smugged into tbe prison. A forger named Simeon alao escaped. The Carnegie company propoaea to re duce tbe wages of 5000 employees at the Edgar Tbompaon Steel worke. The ecale expiree October 30th. Since it waa formulated, the Amalgamated associa tion has agreed to eeveral heavy cuts paid by union competitors. A freight train on tbe Mobile and Ohio jumped the track near Columbus, Miss., and rolled down a high embank ment. Conductor Jamea Fitzgerald and Daniel Thompson, a colored brakeman, were killed. Four other members of ths train crew were seriously injured. Chevalier de Tavera, the Austrian minister te thia country, baa been as signed by his government as miniater to Brazil, and tbe present Austrian minia ter to Brazil baa besn assigned te take the chevalier's place at Washington. The transfer is agreeable to both minia te ra. Tbe iisae of 300,000 shares ot tbe new Panama Canal company, limited to tbe ■hare and bondholder! of the old com pany, bas not besn a success, bat under the compromise between tbe liquidators and Moberdorfer, who is bound to take 38,000 sbarss, the new company will be immediately constituted. Robert Sherwood's widow has ap praised his estate at $1,032,000, com prising cash, real estate, corporation and mining stocks, and an interest in the commission house of Sberwood & Sher wood. Testator owned, thousands ol shares iv wildcat mining companies rated as valueless. The widow will re ceive one-half of the estate, ths son, William R. Sherwood, ons-fourth, and one-lourth will be divided equally among his four children. By direction of the secretary and un der the provisions of tbe act of August, 1893, a conference of appraisers of mer chandise at United States customs bouses will be held at the appraiser's offices in New York on tbe second Tues day in January, 1895. The attendance of tbe appraisers at Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, New Orleans, San Francisco, Baltimore, Cin cinnati, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland and Portland has been ordered. Capt. Frank de L. Catrington of Com pany H, First United States infantry, has been oidered to proceed with his company from Angel island te San Diego barracks, there to take etation in place of Company O of tbe Tenth infantry, which has been ordered elsewhere. In the meantime, Seoond Lieutenant Amos H. Martin of the company has gone to San Diego to receipt for tbe property there, and tbe company will follow him in a few days. First Lieutenant Thomas Connelly of the company is at present acting Indian agent at Bound Valley Indian agency. Ganeral Bnli'l Eilata. San Fkancisco, Sept. 28.—When Gen, Edward F. Beale died in Washington, D. C, be left hia entire eatate to hia widow, and named as adminiatrator his ion, Trnxton Beale, ex-United States minister to Persia, who baa aince managed the eatate, which includes the celebrated Tejon ranch, 100,000 acres of land in Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino eonnties. Judge Coffey today ordered the estate settled snd the' property tamed over to Mrs. ■Mat. A NOVELTY IN BUTTERFLIES. ~\ Editor Gibson Made It For tho Benefit of an Amateur Natnrallst. Puck has in its lithographing depart ment a German who is an amateur nat uralist. He is a constant delight to tbe editorinl department, or, rather, ha was until Managing Editor Gibson hurt his feelings last week. Schmidt—that isn't his name, bnt it will do—carries part of his natural history collection around with him. Mr. Gibson doesn't know anything about those things, and he doesn't want to. Mr. Gibson was pinohing the creases in his trousers one warm day, when an unusually largo cockroach crawled up on his desk and looked at him. "Too bad Bunner has given his oir cus," said Mr. Gibson, "but wo may bo happy yet." Ho captured the cockroach and boxed him up. Then he out a pair of large wings out of tissue paper and persuaded Artist C. J. Taylor to paint them in colors. When they were neatly fastoned on the cockroach's back, ho placed the animal on his desk and summoned Schmidt. The amateur naturalist is nearsighted and wears glasses. "Schmidt," said Mr. Gibson, "here's a new butterfly for your bug collector. It flew into the offloo just now." By this time the cockroach was crawl ing up the wall, handicapped by his pa per wings. Schmidt approached it close ly, and peering through his glasses ex claimed: "Got in Himmel, Mr. Geebson, das ist Ungeheuerl" "Yah, so I thought," returned Mr. Gibson. "Yah," said Schmidt, still squinting through his glasess. "Vate a minute for my glass." Off dashed Schmidt, and when he re turned he had a large magnifying glass. He focussed it on the strango butterfly and peered again. For a moment he was perplexed. He gently took a wing between his thumb nnd first finger and off it came. He squinted harder, and a look of disgust Bottled on his features. Ho brushed the oockroach off the wall, and with an explosive "Donnerwetterl" he left the office. "You can't suit some men," said Mr. Gibson thoughtfully, again pinching the creases ia his trousers.—New York Sun. A Conquering; Will. Many are the stories told of the way in which Pitt, the first earl of Chatham, frightened and silenoed those who at tempted to criticise his speeoh or action in any way. On one occasion a member of the house of commons made use of tho phraso "king, lords and commons, or" —directing his gaze toward Mr. Pitt— "as that right honorable member would call thorn, 'commons, lords and king.' " Mr. Pitt roso with great deliberation and called to order. "I have frequently heard in this house doctrines 'which have surprised me,'' he said, "but now my blood runs cold. I desire the words of the honorable mem ber may be taken down." Tho clprk of the house wrote the words. Mr, Jf itc in a voice 01 muuuoi. _j time tho offending member was thor oughly frightened. "Sir," he said, addressing himself to the speaker, "I am sorry to have given offonse to the right honorable gentleman or to the house. I meant nothing! King, lords and commons; lords, king and commons; commons, lords and king. Tria juncta in uno. I meant nothing! Indeed I meant nothing!" Mr. Pitt then rose and said gravely: "I do not wish to push the matter fur ther. The moment a man acknowledges his error he ceases to be guilty. I havo a great regard for tho honorable mem ber, and as an instance of that regard I give him this advice—that whenever he means nothing ho will say nothing."— Youth's Companion. Domestic* Protection. One day in the Cumberland moun tains, aa I rode up tho bench of a hill, I came to a house with a genuine oy olone pit in the front yard. At first I thought it might bo a springhouse or a cellar, but a little closer inspection only confirmed the original conclusion. It was a cyclone pit and nothing else, but what was it there for? The man of the house was hoeing com in the field ad joining, and I hailed him. "By the way, "I said to him after asking how far it was to my destination and the nearest way there, "is that a cyclone | pit there in the yard?" He gave a queer little nod of affirma tion. '' You don't have any cyclones up here In the mountains, do you?" I asked in evident astonishment "Well, no, mister, not perzaokly." "Then, if you please, I'd like to know what the dickens you have the pit for." Ho came over to the fenoe and put his hand up to his mouth as a sort of ' a speaking trumpet. "I reckon you never see my wife, mister," he said and dodged baok to the row he was hoeing as if somebody had thrown a skillet lid at him.—De troit Free Press. It Cost*. Gibbs—Ha, old fellow, how are yon? Just hoard that you had gone into the newspaper business. Dibbs —Yes, just bought a country papor. » Gibbs—That so? Why, you oan give mo an occasional puff, then. Dibbs—Certainly. What are you busy With now? Gibbs—l am in the clothing business —'ready made clothing. Dibbs—Hal Then you oan give mo an occasional suit of olothes. Gibbs—Well, dtumo about that. It costs money to manufacture clothing, you know. Dibbs—That's true, and it costs noth ing to manufacture newspapers! Then they parted.—London Tit-Bits. Arrival of tha VaoilarblltS. New Yokk, Sept. 28.—Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, W. K. Vanderbilt. jr.. Miss Vanderbilt and Harold Vanderbilt ar rived on tha steamer Lucania, The party was met at tbe landing by a man ser vant and driven direct to the Vanderbilt mansion, at Fifty-third street and Fifth avenue. ___________ UiS QSEaIAM VaMIW BOAft THE DEBS CASE. Cloalßg Arg-auenta-Olovalanrl Indorses tba Proceedings. Chicago, Sept. 28—Argiment In the Debe oaao was completed todaT. Attor nsy Irwin flniahed lor the defense with an eloquent addresa in whioh he inti mated that the rumors tkat railroad otficiala ware reapanaible far barning oara, would be thoroughly iaveatigatsd. Aaeociate Counsel Edwin Walker cloaed for the proeecntion at tba afternoon session. Irwin interrupted Walker once The latter said the president of the United States had recognized the necessity of compelling the A R U. to respect tha mail service and the Inter state commerce law. "Did the president authorize ths pres ent proceedings of this court?" asked Irwin. 'TH Bay," said Walker, in answer to the question of counsel, "yea; the pres ident indorses thia proceeding." Oratory and Wit. "A curious thing about politionl ora tory and wit'is the side light I got upon one aspect of it years ago in Buffalo." Thus Mr. Cleveland is quoted by a lis tener. "One morning a quaint looking old chap came into my office and said that ho had read in the newspapers that I was to speak at a mass meeting the following night and wanted to know if it wore true. When I told him that it was so, he revealed to mo a new method of gaining oratorical distinc tion. He volunteered to interrupt my speech at stated intervals with a remark that should be agreed upon between us. To tbis interjection I was to retort wit tily, and thus,' as the old fellow pointed out, I would aoquire a reputation as a witty speaker. "My first impression was that ne was amusing himself at my expense, but he repeated to mo several things I oould reply to wittily and wantod me to pay him roundly for helping me to a reputa tion. But I told him I was indifferent to that kind of fame, nnd he went away disappointed. Not very long after that I was seated on a stage listening to a speaker, when who should arise in tho aadienoe but my quaint visitor and bawi out one of the very things ho wanted mo to pay him for interrupting me with. The orator answered him with the same retort that I was offered tho privilege of making, and the ajs,dleuoe exploded into laughter, and'; I hawtily joined in, but my amusomont had not. the same foundation, I fancy, as that el the rest of the laughers. And during the rest of tho evening the old fellow made an occasional interruption from different parts of the house, and the re torts were of tho same manufactured sort. lam a trifle skeptical now on tho subject of witty retorts. "—Cincinnati Tortured Disfigured Humiliated By unsightly skin and blood dis eases. y' J Is tne r greare f st n or punncrs, •• As well as blood purifiers. 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