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nn ATESMAM VOL XYII. AUSTIN. TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING. JULY 26. 1 S88.--PAGES 9 TO 12- NO 36 AUSTIN BROTHERHOOD Convention of Railroad Men at St. Joseph, Mo. A Shorthand Reporter Caught. Negro Official Lynched in Crit tenden County, Ark. Race Troubles Renewed. Si. Joseph, Mo., July 24. A. joint meet ing of engineers, firemen, switohmen and brakemeo, to consider the Burlington strike, oonvened at Tootle's opera honse this morning; at about 9:30 o'clock. About 700 delegates were present, representing lodges in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Great care has been taken to keeo the proceedings as Quiet as possible Frank P. McDonald, chairman of the grievance committee of the local Brother hood of Engineers, oalled the meeting to order. . All the morning the com mittee was at work looking for spies. Finally a pair of shoes were found above the ceiling of the gallery. This excited suspicion and the stage carpenter was asked about the shoes. He said they be longed to him, but described them as buckle shoes when they were fastened with strings. Searoh was made for the owner of the shoes, who was found secreted on the chandelier supports. His name is David E. Seplozle, a short hand writer. He was eeoorted down the ladder amid the yells of the Brotherhood members who be lieved Seplagle was a Pinaerton employe. Seplagle stated that he had been hired by Jake W. Spenoer, proprietor of the Journal of Commerce, to take the pro ceedings of the convention in short band. He said he was paid $25 for the work and admitted that the stage carpenter had shown him his hiding place. A large crowd gathered around him when he was brought down on the fitage and but for the interference of cooler heads Beplsgle would have been roughly handled. He had taken lunoh and a bottle of water up to his hiding place and was prepared to remain there all 'day. Itwas suggested by one of the Brother hood members that he be photo graphed and that his likness be published iu the Folioe Gazette and the Burlingtoo scab oiroular, bat the opera house vit too dark to have photo graphs taken. He was marched to police headquarters through the streets in his bf.re feet, where he is still confined. Charges will be preferred against him this afternoon. Great excitement pre vailed while Seplagle was being taken from the opera house, and cries of "Pinkerton Spy" and "Scab" were made by the Brotherhood. Chairman MoDonald ask,ed the men to behave like gentlemen, and not offer any violence to the man, saying that if there was any mode for punishment, the man -would be dealt with aooordingly. The 1 npresBion of the legal profession here is, that Sepragle cannot be punished, as there is no statute in Missouri concerning methods of securing news for the publio print. . After the exoitement subsided, the con vention proceeded to business, and eleoted Frank P. MoDonald, permanent chair man. The forenoon was spent in speeoh making by Frank ' P. Sar gent, of Terre Haute, Ind., grand master of the Brotherhood of Of Looomotive Firemen; R. Powers, master of the Looal Brakesmen's brotherhood.and M. Hutchens, general ohairman of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf road, W. M. Sullivan, Chas. Porter and R. Morns, all of St. Joseph, were eleoted secretaries. A delegation of twenty-five, appointed at the Chioago convention last week, ar rived at 9 o'clock this morning over the Rock Island road in a special sleeper, tendered them by Mr. Pullman. At 12:15 the convention adjourned until 2 p. m. It is expeoted that the session will oontinue for four days. THE ARKANSAS TROUBLES. A Negro Official Hanged by a Mob in Crittenden County. .St. Louis, July 24. A very brief special to the Post-Dispatoh says, one of the negro county officials of Crittenden county, Ark., was hanged by a mob at Marion last night; that a race war has broken out afresh and a terrible state of fiff iics prevails. ANOIBEB ACCOUNT. St. Iiurs, July 24. A special, from Springfield, Mo., says Traveling Auditor Townsend, wf the Gulf road, arrived in that oity at noon from the south, and verifies the report of the negro county ffioial having been lynched by a mob of white men. Mr. Townsend says that it is a difficult matter to get any details of the proceedings at Marion, which is under guard of armed men and a groat Btate of excitement prevailing. Neither couriers or messengers are allows d out, and the telegraph operator is confined to the sending of train orders, i Mr. Townsend states that the viotim was a county official and one of the banished eighteen, me moo seized mm wMln hn wan endeavoring to effeot an en trance to the court house, dragged him to the woods at the edge of the town and after a desperate straggle strung turn up. It is claimed that Governor Hughes at Little Rock has been called upon for pro tection, and if this be true the details must be forthcoming. It is also claimed foroe of white men have gone from Walnut Ridge to Marion to aid the whites who are prepared ior a serious uprising of the .negroes. A JUEY SENSATIONS Report of the Grand J ury of San Fran cisco on Crime. San Fbancisco, July 24. A sensation has been created by the final report of the grand jury of the city and county of San Francisco. The jury, was composed of nineteen representative men of the city. They had been in session nearly seven weeks. Most of the departments of the oity government the jury criticized severely . Speaking of crime the report says: "We think ourselves justified in asserting in this oity orime is organized for puiposes offensive and defensive, and has its aiders and abettors. Our eleotions, primarily and finally, are controlled to a grea extent by 1,200 to 1,500 members of the criminal element, leagued together and rendering quid pro quo, having so-called "pul s" on men in authority and others influential with those naving power, Matters have reachtd such a con dition here, that to openly of fend the directors of the oriminal element seems to invite complete political ostracism. Reciprocity exists between criminals, prostitutes, gamblers and bossism. Policemen seem not 10 meet the requirements of the situation." Speaking of the Chinese quarter the re port says: "The San Francisco Sodom, with all its loathsome features, has beoome so familiar it has ceased to inspire honor among oitizens. Only strangers realize the hideonsness and filthines of its slums. It is vain to point out the disgraoe of having such a foul cancer in the very heart of this great metropolis. This has been done here more than a quarter of a century, and still the evil spreads. Its gambling dens, brothels and opium joints flourish in spite of the police, and its inhabitants live in foul kennels which stifle visitors with unbearable stenches." Fatally Shot. Little Rock, July 24. In Camden, Ark., last night, a quarrel about an old political difference ended in an affray be tween Sam Q. Sevier and ex-Sheriff A. V. Bragg. The latter struck Sevier, who drew a pistol and shot Bragg in the left breast. The wound is believed to be fatal. A bystander named Ed. Worthiugton, of Calhoun county, received a shot, bat is not seriously injured. Both parties are prominent democrats. Sevier was a mem ber of the last legislature and is a candi date for re-bleotion. Bragg is a brother of VV. L. Bragg, member of the interstate commission. CHANCES IN THE WEST. What is Said by a Close Observer of the People. St. Louis, July 23. Speoial telegrams from Indianapolis say Col. Jas. M. Rice, reoent ohairman of the democratic cen tral committee of Indiana, returned to day from an extended trip through Colo rado, California and several other western states. He is an acute observer, and takes a deep interest in the political situa tion. He made a careful investigation as to democratic prospeots in Colorado. Said Colonel Rice: "Well, I think Colorado will be pretty oertain to go republican. The railroad and mining interests will be almost oer tain to give the state to Harrison and Mor ton. As to Claifornia, though, the situation is decidedly the reverse. It seems to me the ohanoes for a demooratio viotory are much more than ever. The demoorats are well organized, harmonious and enthusi astic. The republicans, on the other hand, are split into factions, despondent and lethargic In addition to this the demoorats have two brilliantly oondnoted papers. At the head of the Alia California is the Hon. John P. Irish, who is just as able a writer as they make. He is also a graoefuU orator, of national reputation. The national oommittee has seoured mm for a throe months' 8tnmpJ5,ouxo .the country, and he will probably appear in Indiana, where he has frequently been beard in recent national oampaigns. The examiner, wnose editor is George R. Hearst, son of the senator, is also ably oondnoted, and the rwo are thoroughly posting the people re garding General Harrison's Chinese reo ord. This is having a telling effeot, for among the Faoifio coast people the Chiaese question is a vital one, and they are very resentful towards anyone who has sought to fasten the Mongolian onrse upon them. The republioans claim the free wool fea ture of the Mills bill will aid them. But I do not think it will to any great extent. While an immense quantity of wool is grown in California, there are but very few wool growers. The flocks are immense in number and the ranches enormous ia extent, while their owners live like feudal barons. Iu fact, ool growing in California comes very near be ing a monopoly,!for all the grazing lands have been grubbed up by millionaire sheep kings. The herders, too, are about as badly treated by their masters as .the delvers in the mines of Pennsylvania. Wool growiugis, in no sense, a general employment on the coast, and the free wool cry will make the republioans . very few votes." COUNTERFEITERS ARRESTED. "Shovers of the Queer" Taken In With $4,500 Bogus Money. Pittsbubo, July 23. Two dangerous counterfeiters were arrested this after noon while attempting to swindle an old man. The counterfeiters had in their fci.fiOO in snnrious greenbacks f -i i J and large number of dies for quarters and hair dollars, ine queer snovers are strangers here, but it is thought that they belong to the gang tuas has reoently been flooding the oountry with counterfeit money. They are both young men, apparently not over 25 years of age, and were well dre ssed. One of them offered Detective Conlsoa, the arresting officer, $1,000 to let him go. They are now in the Central station and will be examined by United States Commissioner MoCandlers this afternoon. The old man who was in their olutohes was also arrested, and it is ex pected that he will tell an interesting story. The "green goods" dealers arrested this afternoon still refuse to reveal their identity. They admitted, however, that they were from the east, one hailing from Brooklyn and the other from Philadel phia. It was evidently their intention to bunoo the old man whom they had in charge when arrested. Biaine's Reception. New Yobk, Jn'y 23. James G. Blaine's reception, on his return from Europe, promises to be one of the greatest dem onstrations ever witnessed in this country. From what is known it is the belief of many there wi'l be over 50,000 people in line in the parade, which will march from Blaine's landing place to the Fifth Avenue hotel on the night of August 7. A grand water pageant will ' o repre sented on the arrival of the TA-- of New York at quarantine. Ev-i-y '.opnblioan organization in the oity will have a special tug chartered. The republican clubs will each take e'milar aotion and it is believed over 500 ciafts of all descrip tions will take pari in the weloome home. HEMPSTEAD. Another Chapter in it's Bloody History A Young Man Fatally Shot. Murderous Mystery in. Edwards County Speoial News of State Interest. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Hempstead, July 24. Between the hoars of 1 and 2 o'clock this morning W. M. Felker was shot by John F. Cole, both of this plaoe. The trouble began over a game of billiards. Felker made some serious threats to Cole, but one of the Rangers prevented them from having a fight, and finally persuaded Felker to go home, and he (Felker) went, promising to go to bed. A Bhort time afterward Feiker returned armed with a pistol, and opened fire on Cole, but without effect. Cole re turned the shots, two of them striking Felker in the abdomen. Felker's wounds are not neoessarily fatal. He is resting easy to-night. Both are promising young men and of good standing, and the affair is regretted by their numerous friends. A DA UK MYSTERY. Evidences of the Murder of a Woman ia Edwards County. Special Telegram to the Statesman . San Antonio, July 24. J. D. Pippin, of the Hagerman ranch, Edwards oounty, brought into the city the evidenoes or a dark murder mystery. Tbey were shreds and patohes of a woman's clothes, to gether with tufts of bright auburn hair. Mr. Pippin, about a week ago, oame across the bleached bones of a skeleton oonoealed under a clump of bushes in an unfre quented portion of the banks of Dry Llano creek. The head was gone, and beside the skeleton lay pieces of four or five dresses, bed quilts, mattresses and other adjunots of a camping outfit. The clothes had been much chewed by oattle and several bones of the skeleton were trampled into the ground by the feet of these animals. On inquiring in the neighborhood Mr. Pippin learned that as long ago as last January A. M. Turner and eon had found the skeleton with the flesh all gone. They had taken the head from the trunk and oarried it to their house several miles away, as an anatom ical ourioeity. Mr. Pippin had the head examined by a pbysioian in Edwards oounty, who announced the discovery of corrosive poisoning on the teeth. It is doubted, however, that the woman's death was caused by poison, and the only theory is that she was murdered and oar ried to the locality where the skeleton was found. The officers of Edwards oounty are investigating the mystery, but at last aooouots had secured no due. Waco Wirelings. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Waoo, July 24. Anticipating the ex piration .of the contract with the Waoo Water company for a supply against fires, the oity oouuoit six months ago made a contract for the building of a system of cisterns. Two were fioished this week and the water was pumped in One has leaked about 15 per oent and in the other the water is disappearing so that it is evidently a failure, as the con tract with the Water company is out and oisterns not promising. The people of Waco are suffering anxiety. Frank Farrell, a popular young gentle man, entry clerk for Leasing, Solomon & Rosenthal, wholesale dry goods dealers, has gone raving mad, and was locked np to-night. A CURIOUS STRIKE. The Newsboys of Dallas Demand a Re duction of the News' Rates. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Dallas, July 24. There was a novel strike inaugurated in Dallas this morning. It was by the newsboys. They gathered in front of the Morning News office and refused to buy papers from the oiroulator unless the price was reduoed from 3 oents per copy to cents. This was refused point blank, and the newsboys refused to buy. As other boys oame np the strikers took them in charge and by foroe prevented them from entering the business offioe. The newsdealers' bovs were also kept away and the dealers themselves had dif ficulty in gaining ent an ti the . uo This afernoou a piier signed by ab.ui sixty newsboys and most ot the dealers was presented to their oiroulator, demand ing a reduotion in prioes. The demand will hardly be conceded, as the circulator pays 2 cents a copy himself and is under oontract at that prioe for ft long time. The newsboys and news dealers declare, however, that thoy will not handle the paper until the reduction is granted. i FREDERICKSBURG. The Town Attacked with Railroad Fever. After the Aransas Pass. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Fbedebicksbubg, July 24. Our old Fritz town is delightfully stirred up on the rail road question. A mass meeting was held yesterday in which enthusiastic speeches were made by Colonel rorsj the, Mr. John Durst, and Judge Wm. Wahrmund. Committees are besieging every citi zen who has a fifty in surplus, to contribute it to the general fond They have succeeded within a few days ia getting up a subscription to the amount of $15,000. These funds are to be utilized in smoo'hing the way for that timid maiden, the San Antonio and Aran sas Pass. For the past three or four years we have been in hopes of inducing ber to revolve her iron wheels this way, but, uufortnnate!y, we could never bring up a sufficient inducement. Now, however, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass is counted noon as a cer tainty. Three cheers for Fredericksburg, and three more for its inhabitants who, at last, are awakening to business. Btate Health Officer Rutherford. Sneeial Telegram to the Statesman. Houston, July 24. State Health Offioer Rutherford lniormea a reporter wis morn i... that hn wm nrenarinir to nroteot the people of Texas against yellow fever by pJiuing quarantine offioers on all the rail roads and Otner avenues ui entrance uu the eastern boarder, eo as to shut off all ohanoes of getting in from Florida. His action is in obedience to expressions from his exoellenoy, Governor Ross. He will not only check passengers, bat all goods mat could possibly transmit the luiocuous germ. ' Waifs from WebbervUte. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Webbebvillk, Texas, July 23. The farmers in this Immediate neighborhood are supinely reclining upon a 25o drill oot, in the heated part of the day, in the denest shade obtainable, oaloulating the average acreage of both ootton and corn. The medium between extremes arrived at is a bale already seoifred, and the prospeots of another, provided the season oontinues favorable, and no providential hinderance overtakes and destroys the young squares and ' bolls. The oorn is plaoed at from forty to sixty bushels per aore. A union protracted meeting commenoes here next Friday night, and is expected to last a week or more. Mrs. Neff, nee Hamilton, and her sister, Miss Gertrude, the aeoomphshed daugh ters of Mrs. John Hamilton, of Lampasas, are visitiug their brother, Dr. J. W. Hamilton, of this plaoe. Stopped Work. . Special Telegram to the Statesman. San Antonio, July 23. Work on the United States custom house and post office was stopped this morning, by order of the superintending architect, J. R. Gordon, for the reason as olaimed that it was not being done according to the specification in the oontract. The de ficiency was observed by Mr. Gordon in the onaraoter of stone being used. Mr. Anderson, the oontraotor, olaims to be closely following the specifications, and estimates that he will apply to the authorities at Washington for redress, in case he is financially injured in the delay in completing the building. TAYLOR TOPICS. Matters and Things in Willipmson County AFohtioal Patient. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Taylor, Texas, July 23. When the Travis county physioians met in Austin on the 14th, and reoommended the removal of the late senator from Travis to his home in Georgetown, they little thought his case was so severe. For the past week his family physioians have issued daily bulletins Giving: pulse, fluttering; respiration, normal; tempera ture, 210 Fahrenheit. Signed. William C. Sun, M. D., A Williamson oounty Sun. Geoboe T. Coubant, M. D. ' The Georgetown Conrant. The lastest bulletins report a oase of Willie oounty fever which has attacked the bowels of the patient and oaused vomiting. The physioians are eimilary affected supposed to be caused from sympathy. B. C. Giles the great healer of politioal differences in this district is plowing, a deep furrow in the hearts of the sons of toil in Williamson county. Not so much on aooount of his horny hands and worth and merit, but his great beauty whioh the women and children cry for. The A. O. U. W. Special Telegram to the Statesman. San Antonio, July 24. The seventh annual session of the Texas Grand Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen oonvened In CaBino hall this morning at 10 o'olook with closed doorB. Grand Mas ter J. Henry Shepperd, of Shreveport, La., presided, with Grand Seoretary Cole, of Arkansas, at the desk. The proceed ings are entirrly seoret, representatives of the press not being admitted. Selling' the City's Land. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Fobt Wobth, Tex , July 24. Some time ago Thomas Aston and son, while driving over a bridge in this oity, were thrown to the ground below, as a result of a defect in the bridge. Aston sued and got a ver dict. The judgment not having been sat isfied an execution has been levied on 820 aores of land belonging to the oity and Will be sold on August 17 to satisfy the dlaim. LaGrange Democracy. Special Telegram to the Statesman. LaGbanoe, July 23. The demooracy of Preoinot No. 1 held their primary meeting yester.lay. They eleoted delegates to the cou t convention, and adopted resulu m ni i lKtruoting for L. W. Moore for oongress, Hju. R. H. Phelps for appellate judge and Hon. James F. MoGaire for representative in the Twenty-first legis lature. . MARBLE FALL3. Great Preparations For the Meeting o the Alliance in August. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Mabble Falls, July 23. Preparations are being made on a large scale for the big orowd of Allianoe people and others expeoted here oa the 8th day of August. In a letter to your correspondent Major Ramsdell, secretary of the Manufacturing Alliance, says that on that occusion the Allianoe will sell residence lots on tbeir own land and lease the water power for manufactures. A Lumber of prominent business men and manufacturers have signified their intention to be present. All the piople, are invit-d whether Alliance members or otherwise. Boating on the lake and other rural sports will be con tinned duriog the week. There are sev eral beautiful sail and row' boats on the lake now and others are to be aiideil. Provisions and forage will be furnished at the lowest prioes. Vegetables and melons are here in great abundance agd cheapor than was ever known. Camping grounds free to all who may come. It is understood that, tha Texas Mining and Improvement company have determined, iu their own interest, as well as that of the people, that this town shall have a supply of good water. If this determi nation is oarried out it will be the' best thing they ever did for the members or the people. It is true we have here water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink, except the little that can be spared ns from the tannery wells. The Rev. Geo. H. Thayer, of Bourbon Ind, says: "Bote myself and wife owe out ives to Sbiloh's Consumption Cure. Sold by 0car Samostz. WASHINGTON. Very Little Doing in the Sen ate or House of Representatives. Republicans and the Tariff-Statement of Internal Revenue Col lectionsFederal Capitol. JTIFTIHiTH CONGRESS. Washington, July 24. The resolution to print 5,000 additional oopies of the re port of the senate oommittee on pensions on the 8ubjeot of the veto of the pension bill, was taken up, the question being on Senator Cockrell's amendment to print 15,uuu oopies of the presidential veto and in the last and present oongresses. Senator Cookrell explained the object which he bad m suggesting the printing of the veto message in the Doherty case. After considerable debate the matter went over without aotion and the senate pro ceeded to consider the naval appropria tion bill. house. On motion of Mr. Blount, of Georgia, the senate bill was passed prohibiting the transmission through the mails in trans parent envelopes of .matter whioh would be prohibited if printed or written on the outside of the envelope. Ihe house thee went into oommittee of the whole, Mr. Dookery, of Missouri, in the ohalr, cs the Oklahoma bill. WASHINGTON NOTES. THE NEW GUNS. Washington, July 23. At the Washing ton navy yard the ordnanoe officials report very gratifying progress on the guns for the new vesBols of war. There are now thirty-five 6-inch breach-loading rifles under way, and some of these are well advanced toward oomplention Fourteen are oomplete in all their parts. and will probably reaoh the proving grounds within a few weeks. Two 6-irjoh guns for the Chioego are praotioally finished. One 10-inch gnu is ready , except ing the breeoh plug, and that is in a for ward state. One 10-inoh gun has already been completed and is now at the proving grounds awaiting arrival of some speoial grades of powder before being subject to the statutory test. The third 10-inoh gun is within three months of completion. Work upon the gun carriage is also being aotively puehed. Of twenty 6-inoh central pivot carriages for the ships six will be ready by September 1. The remainder are in process of const union. Two of the four 8 inch cirriages for the Chioago are nearly nnished. One is promised August 1, and the other a month later. The other twoi ars ia an advanoed stage. Sufficient 6 and 8-inch projectiles are on hand to supply the first three ships, iuoluding the Chioago. All for the Boston are ready for deilvery. Turret mounts for 10-inoh gnns and mounts for the Hotohkiss rapid fire and machine guns are in a very satisfac tory state. The entire working foroe of the yard now comprises 555 men. Over 200 men are employed on the new gun shops, work upon which is progressing satisfac torily since the trouble with the quick sand in the shrinking pits has been over come. TAXING TBUSTS. Washington, July 23. Representative Springer, of Illinois, introduced to-day in the house a bill to tax the produots of trusts. It provides that in addition to taxes already imposed upon any produot manufactured by trusts there shall be im posed an internal -revenue tax of 40 per oent., an d that no drawback shall be al lowed on suoh goods when exported. BEFUNDING THE DIBEOT TAX. WAsniNOTON.Jnly 24. Senator Sherman, from the finanoe oommittee, to-day re ported favorably an amendment proposed by Senator Spooner to the. sundry oivil bill for refunding the direot tax paid by several states and territories under the aot of August 5, 1861, and for the remission of all money still doe the United States on account of this tax. This amendment is substantially identical with the bill for refunding the direot tax which oaused a prolonged deadlook in the house of repre sentatives this session. ' THE USUAL DENIAL. , Washington, July 24. Surgeon-general Hamilton has received a telegram from Dr.. Fall, at Tampa, Fla., saying that Tampa is healthy. Bat two cases of the disease have appeared in the plant oity, and that there was one doubtful oase at Manatee yesterday. phelan's bill. Washington, July 24. Representative Phelan, of Tennessee, has been authorized by the house oommittee on oommeroe .to report favorably bis bill to prevent dis crimination in the selling of literary matters, newspapers aad magazines on railway trains, or steamships and in station. The bill makes it unlawful for any interstate oarrier to discriminate in the sale of such publications, to exolnde, by direot or indireot prohibition, from sale on ' its trains, steamboats, docks or stations, provided other periodicals are customarily sold there.' It also makes it an offense for any such oarrier to grant any lease or privilege to persons or corporations under whioh discrimination might be practiced in the sale of publica tions which it has refused to sell. It is to be deemed discrimination if a oarrier or its lessee, habitually fails to keep an ade quate supply of any publication to meet the publio demand, or to expose it on favorable terms for sale. A violation of the provisions of the aot ia declared to be a misdemeanor punishable by fine of not more than $.00 nor less than f 100. INTKBNAL BEVENUE COLLECTIONS. WASniNOTON, July 24. Hon. Joseph Miller, commissioner of internal revenue, has made a preliminary report of the op erations of the internal revenue bureau for the fiscal year ended Jnne 30, 1888. Total collections for the year were $124,326,474, as against $118,837,301 for the previous fiscal year, being an increase of $5,48U,173. The cost of collection for the year was $3,983,000, exclusive of the amount expended for printing of internal revenue stamps. In oase this amount is not increased by debt yet to be settled, the per oentage of oost of ooUeotion will be about 8.2 per of the amount oolleoted. The commissioner says, under the'eonditions now existing with regard to pending legislation, ft is im possible to make an estimate of the prob able collections for the current fisoal year. The collections were made up as fol lows: Oa spirits, $63,306,166, an increase of $3,476,845; on tobaooo, $30,662,431, an increase of $554,364; fermented liquors, $23,324,218, an inorease of $1,402,031; oleomargarine, $864,140, an inortase of $140,11)2; banks and bankers, $4,203, a decrease of $84,172. Collections were greatest in Illinois, New York Kentucky and Ohio, in the order named, and small est in New Mexioo, Alabama, Sooth Caro lina and Arkansas, in the - order named. There was an inorease of 278,220,900 oiga rettee and 56,621,207 oigars manufaotured during the year. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE. Washington, July 24. There was a fall meeting of the senate finanoe committee this morning, and the boor was devoted to an informal disonssion of the line of aotion in regard to the tariff. Nothing was determined, but at the time of ad journment there was an understanding that the republican majority of the oom mittee would get together and see if an agreement oould be reaohed in res peat to the measure to be submitted as a substitute for the Mills bill. If snooessful this measure is likely to be laid before the repnblioan caucus, and when shaped to meet any conflicting views whioh may be doveloped there, will be laid before the demoorats of the finanoe oommittee and by them before the demooratio canons for consideration of the line of polioy on their part. 'With so many elements of uncertainty no one feels like venturing a guess as to the kind of measure whioh may be submitted, or the length of the session, but it is expeoted that the present week will determine pretty clearly the oourse of future events. 1 be republioan members or the oom mittee remained in oonferenoe nearly an hour after their demooratio colleagues withdrew, and daring the afternoon there were frequent private conferences with other republican sonators and with re publican members of the house. As a result, the opinion is gaining headway that there will be no report on the tariff bill at this session, but that the sub-committee will oontinue its Inquiry during re- oess. Should the republioans adopt this oourse the final adjournment of the ses sion may be expeoted within three weeks. DEAD IN THE WRECK. List of the Killed in the Reoent Railroad Disaster. Ltnohbubo, Vs., July 23. The work of clearing the wreok on the Norfolk and Western railroad, whion ooourred Sunday morning, is progressing. Eight bodies were taken from the wreok, and a report has just been reoeived that two more are in tight. The names of the killed are as follows: Walt-r Harris and Wm. Henry, engineers; Jas. Donnelly,, fireman; all white. Ned Walker. Geo. Williams, Grant Jack son, Sam Smith, oolored. The names of the others are unknown. . Gus Mays, fireman of the material train, jamped ' before the collision, and is thought to be fatally injured. A misunderstanding of orders is said to h ive been the cause of the accident. Nine cam of the freight train are a total wreck, and the merchandise is soattered in every direction. The engine of the material train was running backwards, and the freight engine out the tender completely in two, mounted on top of the engine mashing and grinding it to pleoes. The legs and arms of the unfor tunate man were found soattered through out the wreck, and one body was found deoapitated. Rellly's Dispatch. Detboit, July 23. The following cable was sent from here this evening: Detboit, Mioh., July 23. To Sir Thomas Grattan Esmonds, House of Com moos, London, ting: Tell Bigger and Kerry I am drafting eaoh one thousand pounds. Tell the murderers of Mandeville the League 11 not dead. Signed. Chables O'Bbien, Treasurer. Reduoing Rates. Chioaoo, July 23. Eastern roads to day redaoed the rate on rags, waste paper and paper stock from 80 to 25 oents per iuu from tihicago to flew xork. Ueneral Manager Jeffrey, of the Illinois Central, returned from the south to day. Three days' oonferenoe, which he and other offioial held with the Mississippi railroad commissioners, resulted in defeat foe the oompany, the commissioners refusing to modify, exoept in one or two minor instances, the looal freight tariff, which they had prepared for that state. The Illinois Central, in putting into effect the rate prescribed by the commissioner's filed writter protests, setting forth .the losses whioh must inevitably result to the company from the enforcement of the tariff. Mr. Jeffrey says if this tariff is applied without discriminations in the states of Mississipps, Louisiana, Tennes see, and Kentuoky, it will make a net loss of over $250,000 eaoh year for the com pany. , lmpannelling the Grand J ury. Chicago, July 23. Unusual interest was manifested to-day in the anticipated im pannelling of the August grand Jury by Judge Hawes. His court room was orowded. The spectators all watched eagerly for the faces of the men who will, in all probability, consider the important case agsinst the alleged Jury-bribing agents of the sonthside cable road, ns well as the Chicago, Burlington and Qaincy conspiracy cases, and those of the anar chist plots against the lives of Judges Gsrey and Grinnell, Inspector Bonfield and others. ' When the panel was called but seven teen jurors responded, and the necessity for a sptcial venire was postponed for a full selection until the afternoon. These seventeen talesmen prtsent were all ac cepted. They were well mixed as to class snd nationality. Suicide by Giant Powder. Reddino, CaL, July 24. At Morley's station, 20 miles from here, Jamett Mason, veteran stage driver, committed suicide in a horrible manner.' He bought a fifty pound box of giant powder, sat on it and touched the explosive off. The coroner gathered 20 pounds of the body in a basket.