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It In Favored by tlm American Foiloriittoii of I.nlior Proceeding of tliu Convon tlon. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10. At tlio fourth dny'a session of tlio Amcrlcitn Federation of Luboi Thursday morn ing a resolution from Delegate Gunter of tlio Furnituro Workers.' union authorizing a cancollntion of a SI, 500 loan granted by tlio federation to striking furnituro workers caused discussion. Tlio proposition bad been reported upon favorably by tlio resolu tions committee, but a statement from tlio furnituro workers' representative to the effect that this organization had almost exhausted its funds caused eomo of tlio committee to withdraw tlio support on tho ground that no application for aid bo approved itnlcss had first exhausted could properly the applicants, tliolr own ro sources. President Gompers, the amalgamated iron men and others opposed the meas ure, but it was vigorously advocated by delegates whose unions desired similar favors, amounting in all to S-,500. The previous question was carried, and on roll call the donation to tho furnituro workers was refused by a vote of 155 tio 113. Other applications from tho tan ners and curriers, qunrrymen, German typogrnphiu and electrical workers were then, taken up. Tlio first two wore granted donations and a reconsidera tion ordered in tliccnso of the furniture workers who were 'granted tho cancel lation of their dobt. No formal request having been mado by tho typographia or electrical workers no action was taken upon their loan. Before adjourning until afternoon Miss Mary Kenny, tlio only female delegate in the federation, introduced resolutions favoring woman's franchise and "protection against accident from machinery on which women aro em ployed." At the afternoon session 'resolutions were introduced favoring the organi zation of "plush workers" in America and tho organisation of core-workers; also resolutions to boycott the National Brewing Company of San Francisco and George Ehret's Company of New York; for "tlio abolition of .Sunday slavery for barbers," and to "sc ourc legislation prohibiting judges from directing juries to bring in ver dicts." The reportof tho committee to whom President Gompers' address had been referred was then taken up. Most of tlio recommendations were approved until the clause favoring the openl.-jg of the world's fair was reached. Miss Kenny, of the shlrt-ironors, op posed it on tho ground that, it was an entrenchment upon the working people's right to a day of rest aud was supported by the repre sentatives of the Barbers' International union, the Chicago trades assembly, the hotel aud restaurant employes and others. The president's recommenda tion favoring Sunday opening waa finally indorsed by a vote of 50 to 10. Four other delegates afterward came in and voted for Sunday opening, mak ing 5 in its favor. The question of a labor congress at tho world's fair was brought up by the recommendation that the constitution be altered so as to hold the next mooting during the Inst week in August. Delegate Woissman, the radical representative of tho Bakers' union,- strenuously opposed the project ns impracticable, owing to the wldo divergenco of aims and opinions between tho working people of America and other countries. Others objected to tlio great expense involved. To test the sense of tlio federation u motion wns offered that the organiza tion participate in an international la bor congress in 180S. At the hour of adjournment the discussion waa still in progress. A COSTLY FIRE. 1'netory of thu HticcjInH Cracker Com pany In K;lH:m City Destroyed Nur riiw Kicnpo of Kuiplnyeit. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 10. Tho factory of the lluggins Cracker Coin pany was destroyed by lire Thursday night Tho factory was being run overtime. Tlio flro caught between tho ovens on tlio se-'ond Hour and spread with alarming rapidity. Over 200 emplo3'es wore at work at tho time, sixty-Ova of them being girls who were employed on the tifth iloor. They narrowly escaped, as the fire .spread so fust as to nearly cut off means of exit. It was thought at ono lime vhat somo had perished in the flames, but at midnight all had been accounted for. Tho factory was total ly destroyed, causing a loss of 5175,000, which was insured. WILL FARM IN MADAGASCAR. A Chicago Corporation with 19:1,000,000 Capital to KuIko C'olS'ee. Chicago. Dec 10. Tho Madagascar Coffee & Mining Company, which will have headquarters at Chicago, has been incorporated with a capital of :,000,00u. It is backed by heavy cap italists in London, Paris and this city. Tlio object of thu com pany Is to grow coffee on a large scale in Madagascar and provide a method of having it shipped directly to Amerl 'co.: '"A tract',, of 4,000,' acres will bo planted with coffee. Experts are to bo sent from Europe, to prospect for gold and diamonds, which, if found in suffi cient quantities, will be mined and sent to this country. The central of fice and general depot of the concern will bo In Chicago. KmiNittlmiii! Fu''l tit u Dispute Arising Over u (luntu of Curd. DiK.'ATUiiviu.i:, Tcnn., Dec. 10. John Mills and Lon Wulch quarreled Wednesday over n game of cards and fought a )ittlo, but woro separated and "mado friends again. Going out of tlm mtloon Mills offered to assist Welch to mount his horse., and while Welch )i)id ono foot in tho Middle Mills drew a kmfo and cut Welch's throat from ear to oar, and then hturted tho horso off with a knife thrust. Wolch'n foot Ktiick in tho stirrup, aud tho animal ill uggod him until his houd was mashed to a jelly. Tho cowardly xnurdcror fled lo tho timber. SENATOR GIBSON. Death of tho Lmilsluim Statesman After n Iiunc lllnom 1II Career Hx-Con-irresMniin Jllnrno, of Massachusetts, IIx plreit Hmldcnly In a Iloston Hotel. Hot SfitiNQB, Ark., Doe. 10. Aftor a lingering b'nt apparently painless ill" ness Senator It. L. Gibson, of Louisiana, died at 2:10 p. m. Thursday. At tlio time of his death ho was surrounded by tho rncmbors of his family and sev eral closo friends. Ho had been con fined to his bed hero since the lath of November. In accordance with liis wishes his romalns will bo burled In SENATOR GIBSON. Lexington, Ky by the side of his wife, who died somo years ago. Randall T.ce Gibson wns born September 10, 1832, at Spring Hill, near Versailles, Wood ford county, Ky., wns educated In Lexington, Ky., la Tcrro Itonno parish, La., and at Yale college. Ho declined the secretaryship of legation of Spain in 18)5, was nid to tho gov ernor of Louisiana at tho commencement of tho civil war, and commanded a company, regiment, brlgado and division of the confeder ate army. IIo was prosldent of the board of administrators of tho Tulano university of Louisiana; ono of thu udmlulstrators of tho Howard memorial library In Now Orleans, ono of tho trustees of tho l'rabody edu cation fund, a regent of thu Smith sonian Institution, n lawyer and planter. Ho was elected to the Korty-tWrd congress from tho Second congressional district of Louisiana, but v. as denied admission. Ho was a representative in the Forty-fourth, Forty lltth, Forty-sixth und Forty-soventh congresses, and was elected lo tho United States sennto without opposition as a democrat, and took his scat March 4, lbs.!, and was rceloctedjn 18S3 Boston, Dec 10. Ex-Congressman Leopold Morse called at tho Hotel Vcndome shortly before 5 o'clock p. m. Thursday to sco Representative Hitt, who was attending tho re ception of the Boston Merchants' association. While waiting in ono of tho outer rooms of the hotel he had an epileptic shock. His physician was called and just as the guests of tho Merchants' association were filing into the dining-hall ha was removed to tho house 80S Commonwealth avenue, nearly opposite, wherehe died withiu an hour. NEW YORK'S CANVASS. Alt Democratic IClnctnr Clven n Largo Majority Amend uirtiti Lost. Alhanv. N. Y., Dec. 10. The state board of canvassers met at 2:40 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Under tho new law tho board had simply to canvass the total vote given each elector in stead of canvassing the vote cast for each elector by counties. The vote on electors as canvnsscd shows: Democratic highest John Lang, ew.908; democratic lowest Mellaril Croker. 634.83.1. Ilepubllcin highest Frederick I'. Morris, 609,459: republican lowest l'aul Tuckerman, e09,'-32. Prohibition highest S. IV. Mason. SS,193; prohibition-lowest Daniel 13. Sill. 3.173 Socialistic labor highest Samuel Jncobsoti, 17,953: socialistic labor lowest Krastus Pel lenz, 17.953. People's highest 16, 133; people's lowest 16,420. Tlio board declared that all of the democratic electors were duly elected as shown by the certified returns tiled. The plurality for the democratic doct or who received the highest vote over tho largest vote oast for any republican elector was therefore 50,449, which was tho highest plurality cast for the dem ocratic candidates for president and rice president, through the electors. The board declared all threo amend ments lost, the first by a vote of SO,;!.')!, tho second by a vote of 5,352 and the third by a vote of 077. The amend ments were to increase tlio number of supreme court judges; mit legislative contests courts' decisions, and the Onondaga salt bprings. to' sub to tho to sell Tlio board then canvassed tho votes cast for su preme court judges and for members of congress in districts comprising more than a county, and declared the successful candidates elected. HEAVY EXPORTS OF GOLD. The Drain Suld to limn rnllnn on tlio Gov. eminent' Supply. New Yoiik, Dec. 10. Tlio Tost says: "It was known before business opened Thursday that an extra 500,000 of gold hail been ordered kite Wednosday from the sub-treasury for export by a slow Hamburg steamer. This need not have been alarming, for tho financial community had nlreody made up its mind to a hoavy gold exportation next week. But this week's gold engagements havo appeared at such unusual times and at such unusual quarters that Wall street lias invariably been taken off its guard. Tho operators for lowor prices mndu the most of their opportunity and attacked tho market on all siiles. Gold exports to England wero predicted for Satur day. A more serious consideration was tlio fact that in Thursday's report (dealing with Tuesday's transactions) tlio treasury's gold balance, which has been slowly' increasing for a fortnight past, dropped abruptly down to $1,000, 000, showing tlmt tho drain from gold exports had oncu more fallen directly on the government's supply. Shot irltli 111m Itnliy mi Ills Knee. BinMiNQiiAM, Ala., Dec. 10. In Kemper county, Miss., Tuesday night, William Broham, a rpspcetahlo farmer, v as sitting In his room, his wifo by his hide mid his baby on his knee, when suddenly a bullet cmMicd through tho w indow und struck him in tho head. "Take the baby, I am bhot," ho said and fell over dead. Tlio assassination was. dono by the Talbort outlaws. , Hamburg Atfiiln Ktrinkun. London, Dec. 10. Tho Standard's liumburg correspondent Bays that four t.ases of cholera have been recorded In tb' oltv (nco December 18. FOUR VICTIMS. Arroit In "Went Superior, Wis., of it Sinn AcouhciI o! Klllluc Four Women In ToXIIK. West SurKiuoit, Wis., Dec. 17. Bo hind tho bars of Douglas county jail in this city is a man charged with tho most cold-blooded scries of crimes over committed in Texas. His uamo in llichard Edwards, alias "Texas Jack." Ho is charged with tho murder of four women at Denison on tho night of May 17 last. Ono after nuother tho women wero stealthily approached and shot, without provocation. ltcwards nggcgatlng 85,000 woro offered for tho arrest of tho assassin, nnd for bovon months tho authorities of Denison and half tho cities in the southwest havo searched for thu criminal. Edwards eomo here some days ago and was taken in custody on informa tion recoived from St. Louis. Tho ar rest wus mado threo days r;o, tho faol being suppressed. Friday tho sheriff of Grayson county and tho chief ol police of Denison arrived in Superior to take tho prisoner to Texas. Appli cation was at onco mado for requisi tion papers and as soon as they arrive the ofllcers will start for Denison with their man. Tho crlmo of which Edwards is charged is a trangcly shocking one. The evening of May 11 Mrs. Hayncs, tho wifo of Dr. Hnyncs, ono ol tho most prominent residents of "Denison, with hormothir, Mrs. Garner, who lived In an ad joining mansion on Wooalawn boulevard, re turned homo from n church entertain ment shortly after 10 o'clock. Noticing a llghl in her room Mrs. Hayncs, remarking to hei mother that her husband was home before her, entered her house. A number of tho darner family heard Mrs. Hayncs nay: "It's me," "It's me," "It's met" Sho supposed that Mrs. Hayncs was calling to her husband. Mrs. Gar ner passed Into her home. Porhaps two minutes passed by beforo a loud scream startled tho whole Garner family. They heard mora cries and pistol shots Hurrying over to tho Hayncs residence thu Garners looked in vain for Mrs. Hayncs. Tho neighbors wcro aroused and a search ing party was formed. In an adjoining lot, at thu foot of tho hill, among overturned rocks, showing thcro had been a struggle. Mrs. Hnynes' body was found. A pistol bull hnd gono in at tho forehead and out at the. back of the head and had hurled itselt lu tho ground. Another hall hud passed through the shoulder. Her watch und chain were gone. A linger had been pounded until tho bones wero broken nnd a dijiuond ring was forced oil. Death had followed quickly on tho second shot. Halt nn hour after tho Hayncs tragedy and about tho time It would take n man to roach what is known as "tho half-acre," whero aro grouped tho latticed and high-renced abodes of tho. half-world, two shots wcro heard at ono of theso resorts. Tho assassin stood on the porch. Ills mark was Maud Kramer. Tho girl sat In a low chair in tho center of the room. About her were four other women and several men. None of them wcro hurt The shots wero wellairaed. One ball struck In tho left breast of tho Kramer girl and the othor a ltttlo lower. Thu girl lingered a few days and then died. Forty minutes after the shooting a woman named Hose Stewart in another resort not far distant went to her room to chango her dress for tho purposo of going to the bedsido ot Maud Kramer. Between the two there had been a closo friendship. As she threw her dress over her head n shot was llredfrom tho outsldo of tho house. A ball struck tho woman in tho breast. She fell and tho assassin loft without another attempt, apparently thinking ho had done his work. It was now considerably past midnight. A few minutes after 3 o'clock, perhaps a couple of hours after tho second shooting lu "tho half acre," a man raised a kitchen window nnd crept into tho house of Mrs. Dr. Hawley. Opening the rear door of tho kitchen to havo easy exit, tho man passed Into tho sleeping room of the sisters, Misses Klorcstine and Alice. Hawley. Tho latter awoke, S ic is ix cool-headed young lady. Knowing that her sis ter was exceedingly nervous and would become hysterical if aroused, Miss Alico tried to parley with the intruder. "Don't hurt us," sho plead ed. "You can havo nil our jewelry and all of tho money wn have, but pleasu don't hurt us." "No," said tho man, "I don't want that. "I'm going to kill your slater." Aroused by tho conversation, Miss Florentine sprang up and with a scream ran out of the room and to her mother's bod. Tho mother awoke and put her arms around the girl. Tho other sister called for help. A young man who had a room in tho house ramo to sco what was the matter. Tho assassin ran out through the kitchen. Passing around tho house ho found a window opening into tho room of Mrs. Hawloy. There was no light, but tho window had been raised for air. Tho mother nud daughter could bo seen sitting on tho bed. Ho 11 red. The bullet passed behind tho mother and en tered tho bick of the daughter. Miss Flores tine fell forward in the doorway botween the roomi. DEFEATED. The Proposition for T.nlmr Caiij;rrs Murine tlm IVurlfl'H I'alr lierelvos Un fanrul)lo Action In tho American Fed eration ConvtMitlou. Pnii.ADKi.i'niA, Dee. 17. At the morning session of the American Fed eration of Labor Friday discussion of the proposition to hold a labor congress during the world s fair was resumed. A vote was taken, and the convention decided by an overwhelming majority ugainst taking any action toward as sisting in the project. Hero a resolution wns recommended that stirred up a lively debate. It re lated to the action of the president and executive council requesting confer ences with the Knights of Nubor u ions. The many attacks of tho Knights of Labor against the trades union, and especially on local bhoe rankers, wero deplored. It was said that all efforts to heal tho breaoh while they wero on the attack aud tho federation on tho defensive would only be a waste of time. Tho committee recommended tlint the highest duty of tlio federation was to defend the unions selected by the Knights of Labor for uttuc.k, and that tho executive commit tee tako such action as will enforce this idea. The recommendation of thu committee was finally adopted. A resolution was adopted favoring the support of labor representation In the administrative; nud legislative de partments of tho national and state governments und advising members to see tlint friends of labor command tlio militia rather than the friends of capi tal. BLINDED HER BABY. An liifoine Mother 'Ihrit.its u Knife Into thu llyt-H ol Her Yeur-Olil Int. ml. lvociKHH Cm", Mich., Dec. 17. lu a. frenzy of insanity Mrs. Henry Baxter destroyed tho Mght of hor ycur-old bubo by thrusting n knifu into each oyc. For several weeks tho mother has shown signs of Insanity, but she was not regarded us dangerous. Eriday morning sho arose, and, securing a pon kuifo, went to hor bubo's crib. Forc ing open the baby's eyelids, sho thrust tho point of tho knifu square into the pupils of tlio oyes. When discovered by her husband she was trying to aiipVe thn infant to dentil. A SICK STATESMAN. Indication Point to nn Early Ctoe ot F.x-Socrotnry Illntne'i Career Fcnra Tlmt Ho "Will Novcr ltecovor Some thing About Ills DUonsr. Washington, Dec. 17. There is no material chango in Mr. Blaine's con dition. Friday ho showed n temporary improvement nnd during tho afternoon nnd evening he wns perhaps altttlo hot ter, lint there woro no signs of a per manent gain In strength. Those near nnd dear to hi m had a faint glonm of hopo. that his strength might yet eomo back enough for him to bo removed to a more kindly climate, yet they did not decelvo themselves into believing that this was anything more than a remoto probability, Mr. Blaino's family real ising that his present sickness is im llko any attacks ho has had in tho past. Mrs. Ulalno is constantly at his bed sido. James G. Blaine, Jr., Miss 1 1 at tic lllnlne, Mrs. Damrosch and Mr. ltlainc's cousin, Miss Dodge, nrc all at tho family residence. Outsido of his family nnd physicians, and possibly his religious advisers, nobody has been able to sec fcMr. Blaine. Until tho last day or two his family have been hope ful that his present attack was only a temporary one, but tho signs of lost vitality aro such that they no longer seek to comfort themselves with this hope. Thoy do not give up entirely, out they rcnlizo that Mr. Blaine is in a much more dangcrouscondltlonthanat uny previous time. Tho distinguished patient's present illness dates back only ten days. He went out driving then and caught cold, which was followed by n fever. For a few days this did not seem likely to prove more serious than the previous attacks. Mr. Blaino npparcntly was rallying from it, but the improvement did not continue. He has been grow ing worse since last Saturday, though ho has had ono or two tenipornry rallies and has been bright and cheerful. Mr. Blaine is said to bo suffering from no special malady beyond tho general giving way of his physical powers. It is possible that ho may really be a victim of Bright's disease, and the spells of nervous prostration to which he has been subjected arc due to this cause, yet there Is noth ing that can be learned definitely. Mr. Blaine's spells of illness havo been so frequent that his family havo naturally been averso to giving' pub licity to them. The widespread inter est in tho foremost private citizen of the republic justifies the statements which are innde regarding his condi tion now. He has practically been an invalid for three years past, avid whether chronic disense has been making ravages on his system or whether a succession of attacks of mild illness has weakened him there is no longer any question that his vitality is impaired so that his recovery is des paired of by those who know the facts. The sympathetic interest is as wide- oprcad as it is deep. From every cor ner of tho land and from almost every part of Europe inquiries come daily to know how Mr. Blaine is. Tho answer cannot longer be made cheering. OFFICIAL VOTE IN WISCONSIN. l'ook'n Plurality Over llln Itepubllcan Op ponent I 7,(108. MADISON, Wis., Dec. 17. The state board of canvassers has completed the count on state officers and congress men, that on president having been made and announced heretofore. The pluralities of the democratic state nom inees are: Peekfor governor 7.D98 Jonas, for lieutenant governor 0,703 Cunningham, tor secretary of state 7,331 Hannor, for treasurer 8,0i2 O Connor, for attorney general. 7,703 Wells, for state superintendent CSCT Thompson, for railroad commissioner 7?.7 Itoot, for insur.iuco commissioner. 7,31S Peck's total vote was 178,098, the greatest ever given any candidate in Wisconsin. Tho total prohibition vote" was 10,185 and labor 9,038. Following arc tho congressional pluralities: Cooper (rep ), lirst'dlitrlct 3,783 liar wig (dcru.), second 0.30J Jlahcook (rep ). third 3,087 Mitchell (dem.). fourth 1,323 Brlchner (dem.), lltth l,t'i Wells (dem.), sixth '.',305 Shaw, (rep.), seventh 2.S83 names (dem.), eighth 3,0U1 McCord (dem.), ninth 3.2K3 Hansen (rep.), tenth f,07i) The constitutional amondment re quiring city charterb to be in form wns ratified by a majority of 0,013. The at tempt to have It declared void because Milwaukee electors failed to vote on it will come to naught. FRENCHMEN ARRESTED. They Wero Connected with Puunmii Cnnal I'rauilo CrliulnatlnB Documents Found In Their Homos. Pabih, Dec 17. M. Charles Alme, Mario do Lcsseps and M. Marius Etienno Fontaine and M. Snn-Leroy have been arrested by tho direction of tlio minister of justice, M. Bourgeois, for their alleged connection with tho Paua ma canal frauds. M. Henri Louis Felix Cottu, for whoso arrest an order was also issued, lias fied to Vienna. f3an Leroy is charged with having accepted a bribe as a member of the chamber of deputies. Tho charges against tho of ficers of the company, on which (sum monses wero previously served, and on which they havo now been arrested, nro that they havo jointly mado use of fraudulent imaginary credit; that thoy havo dissipated capital in trusted to tllein for u specific purpose; and that thoy have swindled othersout of pnrt or till of their means of living on their fortunes. Theso offenses eomo within the reach of seven articles of the penal codu. Death of u Noted Puulluhor. Pa rib, Dee. 17. Joan George Hack ottc, head of tho well-known publish ing house, is dead. IIo was born in Paris February !38, 1838. IIo was tlio son of Louis Huchcttu, founder of tho publishing house which bears his name. The Hachotto ( n Is known everywhere us having given to the woriil some of tho most famous works of gf'at French authors. Its classical, bcientiflo and literary editions nro also wall known. From 1807 to 1S78 Ilia houses published 1,000 volumes, and tin number has Increased In proporllui 1 since. THE LABOR CONVENTION. Tho American Federation Cnnclmles tta tVorli HoBolutloim Adopted nud Olllccrg i;iecteil. Philadelphia, Dec 10. Tho Feder ation of Labor convention adjourned Saturday afternoon nftor reelecting President Gompors, Socretnry Chris topher Evans and Treasurer John Lonnou. P. J. McGulro wob reelected first !cc president Forsceond vice pres ident William A. Carney, of Pittsburgh, who took an active part in the Home stead troubles, was electod by a largo majority. Chicago secured the conven tion for 1893. President Gompers' sal ary was increased from 51,500 to 81,800 per annum. The salary of tho secre tary was Increased from Sl.'JOO to S1.500. Resolutions wero adopted calling on all the local unions affiliated with tlio federation to join tho central labor bodies holding federation charters; condemning the Rock Island manage ment for Its hostilo attitude toward tho telegraph oporators; condemning tho Baron lllrsch fund and Its recip ients; demanding restriction of im migration; condemning tho system compelling waiters to shave off their mustaches, and favoring the eight hour system. A resolution was unanimous ly adopted asking clemency for tho imprisoned Chicago anarchists, Nccbo and Schwab. Emboldened by this success one of the socialists present, Delegate Mor gan, of Chicago, introduced a substi tute for a resolution favoring govern ment control of the telegraph and tele- phono lines, asking that the govern ment shall control all means of com munication, transportation and pro duction. A roll, call resulted in a de feat for the socialists by a vote of 1,028 to 527. A resolution favoring direct elections hy the people was passed unanimously and the executive council was author ized to conduct a campaign of educa tion by appointing lecturers and dis tributing literature for tho purpose of nlarging the scope of the federation's efforts in the direction of political ac tion, providing that no partisan poll tics be introduced into thu business of labor unions. Tho convention then adjourned. t MORE LIKE FIENDS THAN MEN. Mexican KcvolutlonlsU llnthlcssly Murder AVomen nnd Children. Galveston, Tex., Dec. 10. A dis patch from Cnrizzo says: As all partic ulars of the fight opposite San Ignacio have not been reported these items will bo interesting. During the fight Capt. Segur, of the Mexican troops, seeing ho was being particularly hard pushed, to better protect himself, as it was a hand-to-hand fight, went into the jackal and fought from there with guus and pis tols. There were in the jackal a wom an and three children. The captain called to the revolutionists, asking that tho woman and children might go out unharmed, but the reply was: "No." The woman thought she would steal out with tho children, but as sho ap peared ut the door she was shot down and the children ran back. The revolutionists wero unable to dislodge the captniu from his quickly chosen fortress und thoy set fire to the jackal, which drovo the captain out. As he mude his appear- unco he was shot dead, his body thrown back into tho burning building. The three children wcro penned in the house by fire and burned to death. The bodies of dead soldiers were thrown into the llnmes, and when the troops from Guerrero went to bury the dead they found somo of the bodies bnrned to a crisp. Another woman, the wife ot a non commissioned officer, undertook to es cape by crossing tho Rio Grande to Texas, but sho wus seen about tho mid dle of thu stream and shot. She sank beneath tlio wafers aud her body had not been found at last accounts. There aro a number of wounded men at San Ignacio, all Mexican troops. Only two of the revolutionists wero killed and one wounded, so far as can be learned. MORE EVIDENCE FOUND. Papers Seized In M. I.nur's Houso by the Police Members of the Chambor of Deputies Implicated In the Paiminii Sciiinlal Will lio Arrested Paihs, Dee. 10. The determination of the government to clear away till the mystery surrounding tho affairs of the Panama Canal Company Is undoubtedly founded on tho belief that in this course alone lies safely for itself and for tiro coun try. Any display of hesitancy now would result in ruin, anil, as their ofll cinl lives depend on probing tho utfuir to tho bottom, there cuu bo no doubt that the whole mass of corruption will bo clearod away. Acting under ordor.s from the gov ernment, the police searched the houso of M. Laur, n Boulangist member of tho chamber of deputies, and seized a a number of documents pertaining to tho Panama affair. Tho ministry will ask the chamber of deputies to author ize tho arrest of any of its members found to havo been i.nplieatcd in the svnndul. La Libre Pnrole, M. Drumont's pa per, which uppeurs to be exceptionally well Informed on Panama matters, status that tho amount of thu bribes distributed by ngents of the company reaches the enormous total of 20,000,000 francs. Tlio republican journals nro unani mous in their approval of thu course of the government in causing tho arrest of MM, Churkss do Lessops, Foil tunc, and San Leroy. Thoy hold that thure must bo no turning buck in thu prosecutions. Wiled for DuimiKeH. i PiTTSiiuitoii, Dec. 10. Suit has been sntorcdlntho United Slates circuit court ugainst the South Fork Fishing club by James Jenkins and wifo of Youngs :own, O., in the right of Mrs Jenkins, for $'J.",U00 damages for injuries recoived in the Johnstown Hood. This is tho first iuit over entered directly against tho South Fork club for its connection with ,he llootl, and is regarded ns a test suit. K number of suits have boon njudo, and toino tried, against the Pennsylvania itailroad Company, but these havo never conclusively bottled whether lamages could bo recovered by the vlc ;lma of tho Johnstown disaster. EIGHT KILLED. Terrible Iteantt. of n Itnllmiy I)latnr In Mlmiasotu. Ai.kxaniima, Minn., Dec Iff. A frightful accldont occurred on tho Great Northern railroad Sunday morn lug at Nelson station, 5 miles cast of here, in which eight men wero killed and llvo woro seriously injured. Thero had been a collision Fri day morning at Nelson and a number of cms wero wrecked. Tho wreck train has been thcro two days clearing up und wns making up preparatory for pulling out for tho east. At I o'clock Sunday morning tho wreck train ca boose was loft standing on tho main track with a number of cars. An east bound freight was duo about 1 o'clock and had orders to sldo-track for the passenger train duo hero at 1:20. The fireman of the freight tells tho story as follows: There is a heavy grade west of tho station, and as tho freight, with thirty-six loaded cars, under charge of Conductor William Nickoy and Engineer James Ma loney, approached the switch the engine was shut off and brakes called for. There was no per ceptible decrease of speed and Con ductor Nlekey climbed out of tho ca boose where ho was and began setting brakes, but the speed was too great to stop. When within a train length of tlio caboose they saw the track was full ahead and both engineer and fire man jumped. The engine struck tho wreck train, threw the caboose on top of the next car, setting both on fire. Thcro wcro fourteen men in the caboose. Ono jumped off, five wcro hurt, threo were burned beyond recognition and four were crushed to death. Ono wns total ly burned up, not a sign of his remains being found. The names of tho killed arc: Ncls O. HoUlten, of Nelson; Christ Marten son, of OsaUls; OloMarlenson, of Osalds, broth er ot the above; John Kngstrnnd, of Sprucu Hill; John Aherson, of Spruce Hill; Kng strand's nephew, namo unknown; Con Drum mer, of Yunltton, S. D.; ono unknown. The injured arc: A. M. liroscu, of St. Puul, back and head, serious; Thomas Welch, of Uostou, Mass., bad scalp cuts, ribs broken; Patllaunon, of Boston, Mass., shoulder dislocated; David Kcod, of Nclsuu, slight Injury to head; Henry Ross, 11 ro man on east-bound froight, shoulder dlslocatod. This was the worst accident which, has cvor occurred on this division of tlio road, and was duo to tho heavy grade having a curve, und perhaps care lessness in leaving the caboose on tho main track or slowness in applying the brakes. It is reported that the train was run ning ubout 12 miles an hour when it collided with tho wreck train. The: men killed wero wreck-train hands and were asleep in tho caboose when, the engine struck it O. Bergland. fore man, was tho only one awake, and he had barely time to call to his men and jump, thus saving himself, but the warn ing cry came too late for tho others, who were all killed or badly injured. Cincinnati, Doc 19. A telegram from Danville, Ky., states thut there was a wreck on tho Cincinnati, Now Orleans & Texas Pacific (Cincinnati Southern) railroad Saturday night, 4 miles from that place, and that several persons were killed. The railway mail scrvico here has news that one of the railway clerks has been, killed in tho wreck and others serious ly wounded. Charles Fagin. baggage, master, und United States Express Messenger Kinnoy wero killed. Several passengers wero injured. MONETARY TALK OVER. Adjournment of the Conference, to Meet In May. Brussels, Dec. 10. Tho monetary conference ndjourncd Saturday until May 30. The American delegates arc quite pleased. Sir Montofioro Lovi made a speech. Baron Deronzis, tho Italian minister at Brussels, of fered a resolution. Nearly overy delegate spoke, but fow delegates said anything of importance. The resolu tion offered cxprosscd gratitude to the United States for giving an opportunity for tho new study of actual conditions. While tho metal conference sus pended labors until May 80 undor reservation of tho approval ot tho vurlous governments tho con ference reserves tho ultimate judg ment of tho matter proposed and ex pressed a desire 'that tho interval from now till the ond of May bo occupied by profound study und trusts such study may result in tho recognition of un equitablo basis for an under standing In no way affecting the mone tary policy of the various countries. Futher and Son Sentenced tu Dentin Vienna. Dec. 10. The peasant Tnn zer and his son have been sentenced to death by tho presiding judge of tho criminal court In Wiener NoustadL During tho trial, which began on Wednesday morning, It was shown that the father, with the assistance of his son, murdered the mother of tho fnmi- , ly, becaiiho they considered hor a use less charge on tho property; also, that Theresa, the daughter, was privy to tlio plot. She was sentenced to sitf years imprisonment. Paused Auuy. Atlanta, Gil, Dec 10. Col. Henry W. Ililllard died hero Saturday. Ho was prominent in southern politics bol fore tho war. Ho was u brigadier general in thu confederate provisional urmy. In 1877 ho was appointed by President Hayes United States minister to Brazil. There ho played nn important part in tho emancipation of slaves, und Is generally credited with having been cliieily instrumonta in bringing ulrmt that event. Kuropo Will PrnUmt. Vienna, Dee. 10. Tho cnbinots of Europe aro arranging for a united pro test ugainst the threatened restrictions upou Immigration in America. The organ of tho Austrian foreign, office recently urged that tho application of the methods used in America against the Chi nese coolies to the case of Europeans was unworthy of a civilized country like tho United States, und that tho in tuit involved in shutting tho door in the face of Kuropuuti immigrants was tho more gross bucauso it was couplod with tin invitation to visit the world's lair.