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ROASTED BY A PIPE'S SPARK
Shocking Death of a Woman Smoker. HUSBAND AND SON DISTRACTED They Both Attempt to End Their Own Lives. Th« 8on Taken Throe Times Prom tho Railroad Track When 11» ITnrl Ooiio to Moot Death—The Woman Dios In Great Asony. ! Mrs. Hannah Evans, aged 42 years, of No. 1910 East Thirteenth street, was burned to death on Sunday afternoon, beforo any assistance could rescue her. The woman lived with her husband and three small children, and, at tho time of the fatal accident, these children w off to Sunday-school and her husband, it Joseph Evans,' was asleep up stairs. .Mrs. Evans was an inveterate smoker, and after dinner she proceeded to light her pipe, throwing tho burning match v upon the floor. For a time she stood if' smoking away, the smoke rising in col umns over lier head ancl filling the W: corner of tho room where she was stand ing. Suddenly she becaino aware of a burning feeling about her limbs and |, .body, sho said, and then for the first I* time she realized that her garments were j|: afire. Still sho did not. move from tho \ spot where she was standing, and seemed $1- riveted to the floor by terror. The red, I. glaring flame was fast enveloping tho Hr. woman's body and her predicament was I ■; rfu I Finally the spoil was broken and with wild, piercing shrieks that aroused the, neighborhood Mrs. Evans rushed out into the yard at tlie rear of the house. The moment she stepped out into the open air tlie fury of tlie sheet of flame increased and swiftly the woman being burned to death. Two neighbor:«, Daniel Fletcher and Thomas I were attracted by the woman's J and seizing two strips of carpet they vaulted the higli fence in the rear of the premises and clapped them about the woman's body. Tho carpet also caught fire, but through tlie desperate efforts of . the rescuers the flames were, subdued. The tiro had already performed its • deadly mission, how woman stood slinking with torture, the quivering flesh having been Utterly baked and roasted. Every stitch of clothing was burned from lier body. The odor arising from the buked flesh keenly perceptible to all. With a remarkable effort Mrs. Evans * walked into tho house, more dead than alive, and fell down exhausted on tho floor. Her suffering was dreadful to witness. The husband was aroused from his stupor by the noise and came dreamily jdpwn stairs. The moment lie beheld his wife burned as black exclaimed: "My God, Hannah, how did > 3 r ou get burned like that V" Tlie woman was then barely able to detail the cir cumstances of tho awful accident. Meantime a message was being sent for ;Dr. John P. Pyle and another for Dr. .Georgo W. Mann. Both soon arrived, Jbut could do nothing to save the pa tient's life. l *'*The woman lingered in great agony 'antii 5 o'clock when death removed lier from all suffering. Previous to this, however, she called her three children to her side—Reese, aged 8 years, Mary, aged 11, and Levi, aged 16—and kissed them one by one, stating that she was about to enter another world and bade them take good care of themselves until mother and offspring should meet again. She also said good-bye to her husband, in a calm, deliberate manner, and charged him with the care of her chil dren. With these last # wishes she sank back on her couch and in a few min utes houso shortly after his wife's death and declared that he, too, would follow his wife by suicide. He returned, however, late in tho evening. Coroner Snarks took charge of the body after the shocking accident be came known and gave a certificate of «death from causes as stated above. The childern during the night were given «belter in the house of S. B. Springer. It was stated afterward that the de ceased woman was addicted to laudanum •drinking, and it was thought that while in this stupor the flames made their first headway. She frequently walked about the floor in her sleep, it was said, tlie terrible habit having so taken posses sion of her reason. Her liusbaad is a painter at Chester, Pa. As soon as his mother's death made known Levi Evans, aged 10 years, determined to commit suicide with his father and three times was he taken off the railroad track in am« l the cinder he I I a corpse. The husband left tho V I the Pullman palace car shops where lie was bent <> self-destruction by throwing himself in front of a 'locomotive. JIL little sister suffers tlie loss of a linger, mangled by some machinery whilo working in a mill. The remains of Mrs. Evans terred at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Rivorviewcemetery. Undertaker Dalmer had charge of the funeral. Funds for ! collected by per at Thir paying f< Samuel Beck a sal teentli and Hcald streets, fiy Mrs. Be son, a*charitable neighbor, ana by the Rev. II. S. Dulaney of Kiugswood M. Vi. Church. the burial wer« JOSEPH EVANS STILL MTHSI1 II« Lea >>l«l YVoin Nothing hi Hi» <1 I» the Clinr! ri»l of tho i>cc« >r «fi been heard of Joseph ife was burned to death t Thirteenth street Sun Ev at No. 1019 1 • day afternoon. Since tho ; Palmer's undertaking establishment the same evening very much excited and or • dered a coffin. Since the shocking'nccidont'Cm which Mrs. Evans met her death ing a pipe,) the house has been totally abandoned by tho living. If any one had entered the house in the dull hours \ of the night lie ( rouldjiavu discovered in the rear of tlie house, mall canine blind from old age, front room the corpse of M reclining on a small couch. ! lias c] house except the undertaker who took charge of the remains. The three children have been left to the charity of neighbors, otherwise they ■would have perished from him;, neglect. The father has not been homo look after the little ones, although charged by the dead woman in the last hours of lier suffering with thi.:, her only request,that he care for the children after lier death. There is no furniture in the house, bedstead or two curpetlcss. ud in the day evening ♦ >, . excepting probably upstairs, and tlie floors arc « Tlie half-starved dog lies in o of the room as if slowly time when he two must "shuffle off this mortal coil." In fact to relieve tlie poor c ing from hunger and old age, whi. h has 'impaired his eye sight until both eyes are closed, sympathetic neighbors have determined to dispatch the faithful guardian of his (lead mistress with a bullet as boon as the remains of tho de are carefully interred i •aiting tlie I uffer the ! cemetery. The old watch dog realizes that something has home, and at times at night. The three children of the dead woman have been taken into the household of charitable Mrs. Springer, but a few doors away, and have been given food and clothing by their benefactor. One of the children, Mary, aged 11 years, suffers the loss of a linger upon the left hand, which she had cut off at the Wil mington jute nulls about six weeks ago. The child was then but 10 years old, yet sho was employed in this establishment along with age. Thero is some talk of putting 1 child in the hands of the S. P. O. 0., as tho matter.it is claimed, needs the atten tion of the society. gone wrong in tho ho piteously howls ■oral others of the same this WHERE DANDER IS IMMINENT. The Eastern Apimmcl Bridge Unlv The residents living over Eleventh street brldgo in tho Ninth ward coin plain that no arc lights shed their rays on either approach to the bridge and that these approaches at night ure en veloped in darkness. This state of affairs should not be, the good citl/.c. contend, and they earnestly desire that the Levy Court shall speedily erect tho large reflectors. Tho eastern approacli to the bridge ia extremely dangerous after nightfall and no railing prevents a careworn traveler from being precipi tated down into the abyss below were lie so disposed. Then would result a damage suit which in the end might prove far more expensive to the county than if the Levy Court were to have a railing put up at the extremity of tho bridge. An examination of the danger spot Tuesday roveaied the fart that the complaints had good grounds upon which to rest their fears, and a remark able fact it is that suited thus far. Were proach the bridge fr* well to the right in Hevnntli Street ert. ally Cande accidents have re ft person to np the east, keeping so doing, instead of stepping upon the end of the bridge he would find himself stepping into space and in a few moments would be whirl ing over and over to tho bottom of the Brandywine river bed. Realizing this danger the residents living over the bridge have at last lodged their just complaint. It AIL II*. I r EXTENS )X. Pr. out Kxtcn i iiijm ovciicnts i tho City Railway C« It is understood that ly company intends Pany. hat tlie city rail lore immediately along con Front ami Fourth streets. This will allow extensions on the north to Eighth street, thus connecting witli the electric line, and southerly lor the Maryland avenue e * In making connect! side, it would not be t unplisfi is the junet ••ith the J to lay the oe street along Fourth to s accomplished, at t, by the Front street o Vandevcr h street the proposed X with Third stre Mo Marke s such for the pros lei Along East Four! extension would oi at the bridge, thus residents of south Wilmington. A quantity of railway materiul is already received, and it is expected that Contractor Jeremiah Mahoney will commence work ring the needs of early date. A « orter. Editor Goutte: The following appeared mg other things in an editorial in the date : as mg News of b lav reputation ol well-known and reputable Mr. Geo. It. Matoa <1 Mr. Willard Hall 1* these respectable citizens It was alleged, ghly responsible informant, not by n ho «•ly rep. •Id him, o merely rep at certain nameless McKee by Mr. McKoe htm iniormant him, self î :• 1 id tbat both Mr. lia. ■1 • . ally withhold monoy contributed in tills city nnd lu Now York city for tho political Democratic party of thi» for» they could not pay for of tax receipts which party purpose» eleetlou last N were bound to pay swiudlo the county of New Oastl«« out of this precise »um of money, for which the county re ceipt* had already been undesignated und ut tho political Integrity of Mr. Ha Porter In rosp salted. »e of ■1 that there |1,700 had obtained for •Koo Just b»( ad for which tlifl oj ere willing e authority of the Democrats ih Mr. Jluanci.-ii As far as it relates to and m«»st positively to the sligiitest i mummt io time, or in circumstances ae I desire at :pudiato and «leny ii that 1 ut ny manner, or under any withheld money contributed in this city. New York city, or any other other place for the political use use of the Democratic u if any person or paper : statement I will criminal proceedings befo tribunal. Wilmington, Del., Oct. 7,1891. ,... .y of this 8.».w. should make such a •st tho mutter by re the proper Hall Pc WlL Park .Hatter» Dlscnssed. The regular stated meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners was held Tuesday afternoon. The committee on Eden Park was directed to have toilet rooms built i of $285. Delaw the park at a cost A bid was received from tlie • Hedge Company, offering to build a hedge about the vari< $2.25 per rod. parks at The bid was accepted for hedging in Ed Park. ware it Atlantic Telcplic asking when tl Ken •cd from the Delà* »no Company, as to bo the telephono constructing their committee decided iet the telephone company and djust tho telephone trouble. lway w; started t< company propos line. The oxocuti i • •> Hunt of Her Husband. York Herald Tuesday said : ■as at police vith her two The Nf heailquarto g chili yesterday aiting corning the whereabouts of h l John, who liusba she believes to I family liv .. ., ..Wil *ti, Del., where Makow.-ki worked Pullman < (_• lie re ost BhO| Hibly to go to worl A onth ag lie e: ni' shop. Ho had sent his wife as his '~ No. 105 Gt Id re •. On lier yesterday she omid until she l\ -l there « ;•• lie as then «lire 1 to 1 •hire the family is b wed 1 The ! holle V« M< Tlie Men's hoi TT •hicli Philadc|| abut «••; presenting Kh ith euibership I Philadelnl ' »f Now York .. •ich. loties « •«id cad a disci of ms of the oven tiiflbrdnf Haiti I! ter The I D. J it lie i Mr. ! Of Newark and Mi Mash« appointed l î i:.• pope asking the apo; . blc> With T Ml: ih« oi th • Am d The foilin' • ing tabic shows the s ding of H r, * ? I d ; VS I 71 Clubs. 3 P I o j 6 Athletic 2 13 » l'J It >0 l. ii S 13 113 5 — Vi ■j in Ll.UiHVl.l0 - 0 C5 •!. 10 — li II . I.« Wu 0 (James lost....trt (H U 76 81 74 63 6*9 HAIFAJI'S QUEEN DYING. Serloi Political Complications Apt to Follow er Demise. San Fkanoisco, Cal., Oct. G.— Thesteamcr Belgic has arrived hero with Hawaiian kingdom. Queen Lilinokalani is at the point of death. Her physician has pronounced her trouble organic disease of tho heart. The queon had been advised of the worst. Her death will bring about the most se rious political complications, and already wirepullers are at work to secure control of the islands in tho interest of England. Honolulu newspapers dare not print word of what is transpiring, but tfic people are in a great fever of excitement. Americans in Honolulu will make a des perate attempt to prevent the islands from falling under British control. The father of tho heir to the throne, who is an Eng lishman. will work to his utmost in them sts of the British. Americans will take advantage of any lapse of time to prevent Princess Kalulani from taking the throno. The natives are in sympathy with tho Americans and want either a republic annexation with the United States. The Hawaiian» feel no loyalty toward» their native ruler, who has foreign hi in her veins. The situation ia so critical that the presence of two or three war ships froin the United States is an absolute ne cessity. Oucen Dowager Kapiolani is also dangerously ill with paralysis, and may •lie at any moment. The English minister is tho bosom triend and companion of , the father of tho noir to the Kalulani. from tho î Mr. Clegho ttm Americans have s< wlmt is to be done, and tions to organize and knowledge of taking precau arms sufficient protect their rights. Tho general elec tion is rapidly approaching, and exeito *nt is at a fever heat between rival political factious. A DUTY PENS. The Failure lo Stamp Them Brought to the Officials' Attr Washington, Oct. G.—Tho Spencerian Pejt Uompany of New York have repre sented to the treasury department that Messrs, «»allot Sons A Brothers have cently imported pens not stumped in ith section G of tho tariff act <1 are preparing for larger shipments of such pens. The Spencerian Company was informed in reply thut. no importations of pens have been made since fast April, with the ception of one invoice from the manufac tory of Gillot A Son. entry of which was allowed without being stamped, bocause it was imjKissible at that time to prepare the •ccssary for stamping, privilege granted under these condi Assistant Secretary Spaulding says, extend to future importation nor is the treasury department disposed to re lieve imports from tlie penalties of no., compliance with the law except under the most ample evidence that such plianco w Tlie tions, does voluntary. WOX'T COME TO l E FAIR Italy Ha» Deridol T Car« for the Clilnigo Exl London, Oct. 6.—The Puris rorrespond of the A 'em telegraphs that the replies to the government circular would i a dearth of enthusi of F into ong the people m the matter of »ending ex e World's Fnir to he held in Chicago. Manufacturers generally, us ex pressed in their answers, regard the in vitation of the United States, following, us it does, the adoption of the new Ameri mere mockery. The chambers of commerce at Bordeaux, Lille and Roubaix report that not u single in tending exhibitor has yet applied, and those of Lyons. St. Ktienno and Itoann report only one applicant each. A majority of the chambers of commerce merely n«»te the absence of applicants. About 1001 manufacturers and announced their intention goods nt the fair. Italy has decided not to take any part in the exhibition. hibits iff. have exhibit their THE BLAINE DIVORCE SUIT. vert y Plc« 1 l»y tho Husband, TVlio it» th» Child. « Sioux Falls, «S. D., Oct. G.—The answ in the famous divorce suit of Marie N Blaine against James G. Blaine, Jr. served upon Mrs. Bkiii for a decree of divorce child s today. She asks i custody cf tlie d suitable alimony. Mr. limine, in only, denies that he des claims that she deserted him. He that he has ■d his wife. but pleads poverty, and urges income of but 12.000 n y cease the 1st of December a plea for the custody of the child. Thor« will probably be a hard fight for the child who resembles his grandfather. ■ !l xt. He makes IN GENERAL. Ex-Mayor Bole of Corry. Pa., milled suicide in Oil City, Tuesday. It as despondent uv* unsuccessful investments. Tho Greenwood Stamp Quartz mill, Doadwood, South Dakota, has been <lc stroyed by fire. The mill oust ?15u,00t), and was insured for only 510,000. At the meeting of tlie presbytery of New York Tuesday the charges against the Key. Dr. Briggs were formally served upon him, and the trial was set down for Wed nesday, November 4th. Daniel Chllcoat, aged 14 years, of Orbi sonia, Pa., fell from a tree while nutting Tuesday, ami was instantly killed, on hearing ot the accident "tho lad's mother a raving maniac." Frank H. Bigelow, at one time professor of mathematics and astronomy in llacijio College, Wisconsin, im» been appointed a professor in the United S bureau of tho agricultural department. Tlie rescuers of the Richards stated that lie w I collierv ile Carbon, 1*«., have giv ing the »rk i hop of res uitombed ali I : • !•> — owing N.ndftion of tho roof. to the The \\ •lu Christi» Tempe York Tuesday bv a s ini refer •«I to tlm committee «'> --•; cnngrutulnting Mrs. land o lie birth «»fi preliminary stops re taken in the Oh minibus on Mo : i ' U :: lie Frank I i . ' ' . sti ility of tlie A public ad î li ballot 1 Tli . hi mil Judj < »nv t!«* hi; final the v •r of ~~.fi Of Mrs. Honkins-Searie tlmt. the estate in Cnlifuruia is He vuiu.nl Adiat ii from Now Orl tlm William Edgj I Mol« «If duras, has just clicd of British Ji How : .. wife died 1 that the »r« fc u H» ! . >r New York, Il : of the Demo :«l ns Tl f the H .»• : id th be tins ruling spirii Hall is This \ t bereft Tim Depart tin ary to his view u le •f ate h: ation «»f tho United of tho «» f«» I'.ii four A Pc it tlm a pi'«air iad< then caped wilti il bctrnn D. C'. if y« the loss «>f all Un i The 1 r Ä. l day. This will bo tint st tli ■ kiml in the ids •y <>f tic church, the tirs; having been held i Lundi 10 All bn dies of th wi bv 500 «Idee Inircli will be rei.re louncil will be r fined* li I ■ be no legislation. N de!« anizati •ill be i ! W.Chinm» f An F »rk. Utah. Monday. swindled bv ! litii hip • i ■Ut cattle, t'hipman hi sell. Smith offered not have tlie I and offered t<. ; Kansas City if he would go there with him I to sell the cattle. They were shipped In Smith'» name, who sold them, pockcte«! the money and disappeared. The cattle ere value«I at $1,00«!. tbs. go««! price. Ife did ■ith hi ho said. U Oriole Social Club will give a recop - - November 13th in Rosslter'i tion on academy. METHODISTS THE WORLD. All Branche» of the Church Will resented in Washington. Washington, Oct. 6.—To-morrow tho Ecumenical Methodist Council will begin its sessions in this city. Once be fore in the history of tho church,founded 150 years ago in England by tho Wesley brothers, have tho branches springing off from tho parent stock come together, and laying aside all differences and avoiding all schismatic discussion, lis tened to lhe suggestions of tho host men of all divisions and sought to lind means to promote the common cuuso and the common good. That was in London 10 years ago, and so fruitful was the seed then sown and so abundant tho ensuing harvest of good works that It was re solved to reassemble for conference at the expiration of every decade. Tho council which convenos hero to morrow is therefore tho second in the history of the Methodist church. All denominations and brandies of this great church in all parts of tho world will bo represented by 500 delegates. No loss than 200 of those pected to come from tho British division, tho oldest wing of the Mothodist church, including in its ranks, besides ecclesias tical dignitaries, many statesmen of re nown and men of world-wide scientific and legal ability. Thero will also ho delegates (representing 12 distinct branches of Methodism) from France, from Australia, from Ireland, from South Africa and from tho West Indies. Thon, more numerous in sectional divi sions, thero will be 800 delegates from the now world. They represent 17 branches of tho Mothoclist church this continent. These delegates classified as follows: Mothodist Episco pal, 126; Methodist Episcopal Church South, 64; African Methodist Episcopal, 18; African Methodist Episcopal, Zion, 15; Colored Methodist Episcopal, 9; American Wesleyan.0; Union American Mothodist Episcopal, 8; African Union Methodist Protestant, 3; Methodist Pro testant, 9; Free Methodist, 3; Congrega tion Methodist, 3; Methodist Church, Canada, 24; Primitive Methodist, 3; In dependent Methodist, 2; United Breth ren in Christ, 7; United Brethren in Christ, (old constitution), 2; British Methodist Episcopal, 3. So 29 divisions of the Methodist church will be represented in the council. Among tho American churchmen are many bishops. Among the English there tho oflioo is unknown to none. them. This council, like its predecessors, is to be confined to discussion. F nnturo there can bo delegate or organization by what is said its legislation. No will be bound dono here. The ani mating purpose is to bring out the brightest and most practicable ideas of tlie most thoughtful and wisest repre sentatives of the church, and the appli cation of these ideas will be left to tho discretion of the separate divisions. The most radical difference to be noted be tween tlie coming council and the held in London is revealed in the list of subjects selected for discussion. In tlie first council "Methodism" formed the principal topic of discussion, in this council the programme has been divorsi as to touch upon questions of the day. Discussi dogmas find," small space, but whole days are set apart for the consideration of questions relating to temperance, education, missions, Romanism, social problems, the issues between capital and labor, tho relation of Methodism to scientific thought, and practical church work. Tho various committees have mado all necessary arrange of the delegates tied of abstract cccleastical ■nts for tho comfort d tho couduct of the moil will be held in the .Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church, and tlie first session at 10 o'clock to-morrow. s. Tlie •ill begin Tlie morning session will bo devoted to religious vices. The Rev. William Arthur, M. A., ol' London, will deliver a sermon, and tho communio tho afternoon scssl conic Avili be delivered by Bishop Hurst of this city and others, and the business meeting will then begin. Two hundred delegates representing foreign churches liavo arrived, and it is expected that, all of tho delegates to the conference will be in the city to row. To-night the four permanent sec retaries of tho conference were chosen by tlie business committee. They the Rev. J. M. King, D. D., of New York; the Rev. E. IL Ryekman, D. D., of Ottawa; the Rev. John Bond, of Lon don, and Mr. T. Snape, of Liverpool. Dr. King is personally known to nearly every member of tho conference. Dr. Ryekman is pastor of tho Dominion Methodist Church at Ottawa, and Dr. Bond is ex-secretary of the church d metropolitan building fund of tlie Wesleyan Church in England. ill bo administered at , addresses of wel tension A GREAT FACING RACE. EhcH AVI Hal Pointer «1 nil Het io Drivi Tr.nnn Halte, Ind., Oct. autumn tiny or. for harness lie r Dust. The track - lightning fast, b footing that hörst '».—Nature » little too e» to be at ofthe bowed iq •1. h< tli ife, el in. Word inn f. the »peril a«Idle/ T! il ri . with Direct ute pOHiti«. uly went to « seen that î to beat tlie the hui f i !.• <1 it leers had mappedliis black stulli« in th h that such as to St » satisfaction. As pavi-d the three a doubl« î" 1 ! thent ieil on the stalli ho drive began. I id it. I'oi a slight 1 d, iiili« , held of tho h lien, Avithi ,-itli lifiei of dlh i onto him the heat wi. S|" off ilis feet, lie la; omis, this last eighth junrt • in 81 i . in th« ud heat, Geers, knowing that * "in the buttle in tho 1. d :uiu»t the pi hold I Direct, chan, ng, brought I liis tho heart-broakin: The I splendid locked tl o the 21 ak i attend strictly to the half i the: he ht began. With every s utmost the g; horses fought it out. D« the third Ii killing j d victory could only be tu it through. No eu :« for the final brush. »ght ouid IlO OIK! til mild li ; the ho I Tho battl mditri tell tins tal All W • I tho third qm full upon irtcr; the lash the stallion, mid the u.ll'iv o the profc: MI.-. I the tlvii n Is. Slowly «ly, Hal At tho k, half way -, but s the stallt I d lib i; hi» home he is « within 40 foot of the id tin . ■ : •ter. and he unes •30. Rand« n ier tho wire broke Motor. '»lie loose. ( 'he or utter cheer gi aiming on, the 11! I »ark .. ack will be liai Pointe Direct. Iona ii ; certain. •;: i 1 2 18; 2.1t. Melbourne's rain-making experiments at G uodland, Kansas, have not been very successful. A misting rain full fur a few Monday afternoon, and Tues day morniug the sky was cloudless. "Mel bourno . claims that the nights aro too cold.- r FIFTY HOMES LAID IN MINS Numbers of'People Seriously Hurt BY AN EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE The Terrific Concussion Was Felt a Long Distance. Tho Earth Fairly Rocked—Many of tho Injured Will Dic-Idontlfylnc liovlug the Wounded. EU Bitttb, Mont., Oct. 8.—At 7 o'clock last ovening fire started in the shaft houso of the Butte copper mine, lowed by u terrible explosion of 200 pounds of dynamite. •hid» was fol Fifty houses w lorn to atoms and Politsch î seriously injured by living debris, the mother perhaps fatally. Mike Adams, who was walking 80 yards awav, d is insensiblo with mnuv pooplo inj and child d. Mrs. An was knocked dow concuss! A miner ut the hotto struck and fatally injured by tho fail of the bucket. Tho concussit <»f tin- brain. of the shaft •us felt over a mile from the see of tlie explosion. A number of others whoso names were also injured. not yet know SEAU MAKE LONG EASTS. They Have a Store ot Fr Can Subsist for it I.ong _ Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 5. —Word lias been received here by the department of marine nnd fisheries, from Victoria, B. C., that H. M. S. l'lieasant lias brought news from Behring Sea of tlie r.: v: ments of Sir George Baden Powell and Dr. Dawson, the British commissioners who arc investigating, tho seal .fisheries question. They are nt present on hoard of the steamer Danube and have been visiting the Commander Islands, which are in Russian waters to the west of Behring Sea. They obtained from the Russian authorities permission to visit those islands in order to study tho movements of the seals and to discover what truth there is in tho theory that in seasons when seals are plentiful on St. George's, St. Paul's and other islands on the east ern side of Behring Sea, they are scarce the Commander Islands and vice on Which They A 8 versa. This season the seals arc plentiful. At the breeding islands the lion3 of them. At St. Paul's Island a full half million of seals w At St. George's Island, however, the number was not so great. Tt has been found by fastening tin clips to tlie tails of the young seals that they do mil in sight. in in tho vicinity of their native place, but cross from side to side of Behring Sea. Tho Pheasant brings the report that several female seals were killed during the Buckling season by tlie commis sioners, an«l their st to contain nothing but a littlo seaweed and pebbles. This is point, and o sioners have received special instruc •t re [i icha w important hicli the commis During the last conferences at Wash ington Secretary Blaine held that the most serious reason for stringent restric tions on the taking of seals in Behring Sea was that tlie mother seals, which, during the suckling miles every day to tl: would be take 60 jo feeding grounds, in great numbers, and tho young seals which they left on the shores of the island would perish unless tho mother seals were protected. He said that tho race of seals would tliuss exterminated. be !»arlc3 Tapper argued against this, that, as a matter of fact, the mother seals novel- left their young in the suck ling season, which only lasted twelve days, during which time the mothers took in» food at all. Secretary Blaine ridiculed this idea as •d «»f in natural history, but Sir Charles pointed out that tlie seal, as a hibernating animal, hud a store of fat 'hicli it could well subsist for a long time. The report that the stomachs of î found empty bears out Sir Charles Tuppor's state ment. Tho steamer Danube, with Sir George Baden Powell and Dr. Dawson board, is expected at.Victoria before tlie cud of the week. one the »thcr seals w Spolie Aft« 7 Years Silence 0., O t. After being Otto Wirth , surprised hiru ersing rmmi. i with speechless f< •ell-km d» s lav five -1 both Englinli aii'l •s old he w: fluently, î When 18 y illness st riel 1 up to find t hat lie \vt ,-er spoke •over mg as horrified . «Since t hen ho itil to-day, •«•ling throughout the country and notions. lie wus has though selling periodicals induced to trv <•!• d speech, lie hud let i English l»v l ing it though it is his mother tongue. nu la , Eh ' IA ! IF A 1RS. Edward T. (' •«1 the Thi vho mth niul i •nth s Passenger Railway damages for injuries pushed off a cur day by u J City Tr« V being O T iios d.d the «•«» Wright Ti sdf •ted the 1 the office he "nil fees holds. In bis letter tic effected by the ci ion roe what fro belong to the city by h turned in . « here should be tlie 'city fund.'" Suits of the city against, p nper rail >2.941 paving -î d tre occupied bv 1G the î» . Miiny of "the Pi lit I tho '• city's si hiHsongcr ! tho Ridge Avenue 1 Company, decided by the • ay in favor of the ci . Theodore We s for ii •ag has had prepared boulevard to the !'v- y\ park. » extending fr« !>«• north park ■ consi« the Washing!« for tho widening of r î tho line of ti I ion, with a sit«- in th s.piare f. •ut. The other allowhill st » fith Log cry of Philadelphia Outrai. I veil from its committee a the report of the General Asse io question <»f tho i d fro» Tho Pres! Tuesday. biy"nn"t\ Faith. It on Monday nftërno quest of tlie H. v. J. L. McEl pastoral relut ion was dissolved, the the last Sin nf » agreed to discuss th •Port yin. his Che lech •xt. At tl with the Ti« ch d Nov A committee « minute on M i • i ,r *'l fie's retii r I'attis •urdof trustees of r which lie is T •VU 11 «1..1 tin *f J sylv» lie in I lent I accepted the dg f Professor John' James Re« i«'e, and elected hi feasor of Medical Jurisp icology. Dr. R. I*. Fulkn ufter Emeritus* 1 deuce und 'I of the NY1 1 lo •f a !mg duct a go vu »tigttti« . Francis W. Moore, 1*1». !>., Bteln, Sydney Sherwood, l'li. J)., us James, Wilbur F. Scuifo Alberts. Hollo; !.. 1 «1 I* f« •re elected to p si tions in the University. The professorship of English hinguu; created. Gifts of over $50,000 w oeivod during the previous Tho foundation of has been begun by tho William Lea & Sons Company. mth. uv warehouse JS GENERAL. The Chilian Btëamer Itata, which had been released on bonds furnished by local capitalists, left San Diego day night for Valparaiso. News has been received at St. John, New Brunswick, of tho wreck of tho barkentino Minnie G. Elkin. 8ho ried a crow of about 20 feared that all have been lost. on Sun and it is the Baltimore & delayed by the elevator fire at Locust Point, on Sundny morning,mado tho Philadelphia division in 92 minutes. In Hartford, Conn., Monday, the Democrats carried most of tho town offices, although tho old Republican treasurer, Charles C. Strong, was re elected by from 200 to 800 majority. Tho Rev. Philip II. Garrett, a well known United Brethren minister, con victed in Reading, Pa., of having fraud a life insurance A passenger train Ohio railroad, which of 02 miles tho ulontly obtained $250 policy, wus Monday sentenced to year's imprisonment. An Atlanta dispatch says a movement foot to buy up all the rice mills of the south, put in new machinery, ami to a pool. Options have been secured ■j mills at New Orloans, Savannah, for tho mills at Charleston and Wilmington. Judge Wood of the Federal court at Evansville, Ind., Monday sentenced Charles Ritter, the defaulting teller of the First Nationnl Bank of that city to in tho penitentiary at * SUV In penitentiary at Michi defaleatiou amounted to gan City. His *70,009. Tho Supremo Court of the United States will meet on Monday next for the October term. On Tuesday the court will begin tho regular call of , of which thorn are 395, the largest number ever on tho docket at the begin ning of a term. The Grecnloc & Forst oil well at Me Pittsburg, was drilled deeper Monday, and the flow in creased to 14,400 barrels a day. This is the largest oil well ever struck in America, and is believed to bo tho largest in tlie world. Captain Fitzgerald, of the brigintinc Arctic, from Bristol, England, for Har bor Grace, Newfoundland, picked up nine of tho crew of tho steamer Wole ston, lost September 15th in mid-Atlan tic. The captain and the remainder of o supposed to have been Donald, tho drowned. A dispatch from Cincinnati says that 18 steamboats loaded with freight and carrying passengers tween that city and Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and that teams are cross ing the Ohio river at dozens of points. A t Point Pleasant there is but 1 foot and 8 inches of water. o aground be The supreme court of Pennsylvania at Pittsburg Monday rendered a deci sion sustaining the city of Philadelphia in its suit against tho Ridge Avenue Passenger Railway Company for the recovr ry of money spent by the city in repaving with Belgian blocks from curb to curb a portion of the street occupied by the railway's tracks. The standingcommitteo of tlie diocese of Georgia of the Protestant Episcopal Church Monday received a letter fr« Bishop Talbot of tho niis&io of Idaho and Wyoming, declining the bishoprick of Georgia. A convcnti« elect a successor to the late Bishop Beck with was, therefore, called to meet No vember 12th, in Macon. During a funeral at Altoona, Mon day, one of the teams became fright ened at a threshing machine and ran ay, upsetting a number of tlie car riages and causing a panic. As a result Edwin D res ta 11 y dioce to killed, Joseph i'esdue, Mrs. J. O. Mason, F. S. Sayre and Mrs. R. C. Lana were fatally in jured and a number of others were less seriously huit. tho examination in the case of B. Strellinger (Sain'l of Posen) dor of a policeman at San cisco, Monday, a witness who had previously identified a pistol fo tlm scene of tho murder as belonging to Strellinger, voluntarily took the stand and said his previous evidence was false, d given through fear of the police and in compliance with their prompting. 'Tlie commissioner of Indian affairs, in his sixteenth annual report to the Secretary of tho Interior, suggested that the time has come for a declaration by Congress that hereafter it will not recog nize the Indians as competent to make war; that the live civilized tribes should form u territorial or state government and be represented in Congress, and that the Pueblo Indians should bo made citi I Mau tic for the Fr: Ostrander and Trumpbour, officers of the Ulster County Savings Institution in Kingston, N ing nearly half a million of the funds, were arraigned Monday and waived un examination. They were bound over to await tho action of tho grand jury next wcok. The other savings banks in Kingston have required from depositors GO days' notice of intention to withdn funds. A company of militia is hold in readiness to suppress any outbreak. The state supreme court Monday handed down an opinion in the Law rence county Congressional bribery cases against Messrs. Tate, Downing d Schaffer. The defendants were adjudged guilty of contempt, for re fusing to answer certain questions upon the ground that they would criminate themselves. They were sentenced to three months imprisonment and $500 lino each, but appealed tho ease to ttic Supreme Court. Justice Sierrett refused tho appeal, and ordered tlie appellants to deliver themselves forthwith into the custody of tho Sheriff of Lawrence county. The packing establishment of John I*. Squire & Co., in East Cambridge, Mass., was partially destroyed by tire Monday. The tiro caught in the hog building, in which were 1,500 live hogs. î all roasted to death and the building laid fiat. F the flames were driven into the north westerly wing of tlie main building. The three lower stories were used lor cutting up and dressing hogs, whilo tlie upper portion was used as a refrigerator. This section was practically destroyed, only the walls remaining. Tho loss is placed at $150,000 and is fully covered by insurance. sed of steal imals here Tli«* »cmi-aniiual session of tho Pres bytery of New York was occupied Mon day in the consideration of tlie case of the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Briggs, against whom f« rnial charges of heresy were brought. The committee appointed last spring submitted a report, charging Dr. Briggs with holding doctrines in conflict with that that "tm Old infallible rule of faith and practice," and with touching "doctrines of thecharucter, state an«l sanctification of believers after death which irreconcilably conflict with d are contrary to the holy scriptures ami the standards of the Presbyterian church." A motion to suspend proceed ings was defeated by a vote of 02 ayes to G4 nays, and the report of the com mittee. recommending the triai of Dr. ad«)pted. :riptures of the d New Testaments are the only Briggs, — 1 They' woods. Fritz, running up with in Ids hand, "look ! I' having a picnic in tho "Oh, papa," exclaimed little chestnut burr found the egg **f a porcupine Fliegende Blatter. The Month of October with us is one of the most active months of the year, and marks the beginning of the Autumn and Winter Seasons, with all their wealth of new fabrics, new designs and new colorings. Every department of the house is now engaged in active distribution, af fording buyers of Dry Goods rare opportunities to secure the best selection of the newest things, and also opportunities to pick up odd lots of choice goods at low prices. Strangers passing through the city should not fail to avail of the opportunity offered them to inspect the most attractive stock of Dry Goods to be found within the borders of the United States. Our regu lar patrons would seem to need no reminder, though we would say to them that all our previous efforts are being outdone this season. Mail Orders promptly and carefully filled by experienced clerks. Samples of any goods desired will cheer fully be forwarded free of charge. Strawbridge & Clothier, Market St., Eighth St., Filbert St.. PHILADELPHIA. Th» Gnnleiicr Understood. Cincinnati Cc Mcis8onicr, the great French artist, many of whose masterpieces are in American galleries, like many other celebrities, had a passion for gardening. His gardener, icomplished botanist, perfection the seeds of every plant, und Meissonier had often tried in vain to throw him off his guard. "This time I've got him," the artist rked to a party of friends at the dinner table, and ho showed them a small packet containing the dried roe of herring. Ho sent for tho gardener. "Do you know this seed ?" Meissonier inquired. The gardener carefully scrutinized tho id at last. knew to grains. "Why not? ho "They arc the seeds of the polpus fluscl inus, a very rare tropical plant." How long will they be in coming up ?" Meissonier asked, with a chuckle of sup pressed exultation. "About a fortnight," was tho reply. Two weeks later the guests were again 's table, and Meisst assembled after dinner the gardener wac announced. "Meissonier," the man said, "tho seod has just come tip." "Ah ! you surprise me," the artist ex claimed, as he roso and led tho way into the garden to oxainine tho botanical phenomenon. The gardener lifted a glass shade and disclosed to vi rows of pickled herrings' heads peeping out of the earth. Everybody langue«!. Meissonier dismissed the gardener tlie spot, but took him on again the next day. all bed with threo Fhianrh ! i **i The receiver of tho batik at Clirisman, Jit., which failed last week, says its books j in bad shape, and in Ids opinion tho bank will not pay live cents on tlied«>ilar. Péter A.^ Wort id «'V of Ne w York, dealer in assignment Tues <lay. Jacob Kuhn of Louisville, wholesale «•lothing d«*ider, has made an assignment, with liahililies of 110,000 and nominal assets to the hi •ic amount. 1). B. Baker, ufacturcrof boots nnd shoes, ut Ahing ton. Mass.. 1ms made an assignment. W. II. I'oley «t Son, boot and shoe manufac turers «if Quebec, have closed dow to limineial difficulties. (ring IT It. Y DOM. Her fattier tolled the bell And her mother dusted out, lier brother Mowed tho organ And her sister helped about. But she was dressed in luces, And no work might her «Icfilc; So they utilized lier gown on train For sweeping up the aisle. —New York Herald. #** —T«i G. C.—I congratulate you sin cerely that it is not a boy. No man who expects to occuy tlie White House should have a son.— B. II .—New York Advertiser. —Do not make of your head a dime museum .—Galveston Jxeies. #** —Tho state prison inmato is a man of very peculiar stripe.— ImucII Courier. —The mimic's "taking off" is not gen erally considered a bereavement.-- Hog» ton Courier. —If all men were saints calls for cabs after midnight would bo few and far be tween .—Baltimore .1 mcrican. —Boarder—It looks ff the •'Gather had settled. Landlady—Yes, it it a very good example .—Boston lue Gazette. -"I wouldn't object to th' ellyvntod railroads so much, said the new ahler .>. "if they wus only undher ground. — Washington Star. —Tho government will weigh whisky hereafter. This may give a' fellow a chance to know about hoAV much ho can carry .—Columbus Post. rt: A Simla jeweler named Jacob, now in difficulties with the Nizam of Hyderabad about u vastly valuable diamond, is de clare«! to be the original "Mr. Isaacs" of Crawford. Him lu assertions of the kind have been made betöre.— Philadelphia Lutger. Father Cleveland's littlo girl seems to have inherited a very large share of the popular admiration so long bestowed upon not tier. Broome's lines might have written of her : ;••• lustre »hall Tby i n of beauty, w right thy —Philadelphia Ledger. A member of the Chilian Junta is said io have declare«! that wtmt ( 'liili wants is a l nited State-» minister to that country who is "an American citizen." This is unkind to Mr. Egan. It is well-known that he k out his naturalization papers fully eeks before lie started for i lull as this country's representative there. — I'h ilfidclph ia Ledger. The advent of die young lady who ... rived Saturday will not «lei.Tcasc Mr. Cleveland's political popularity good, honest voters of the country, will he glad to know Umt.though he Ini taken part in the udministrutio fo flv fith the In. . .. — - f public affairs tor some time, lie has not fallen intoa condition of "innocuous desuetude." Mr. Blaine or Mr. Harrison, or nearly any other Republican cundidatc thut may be named, would be only too glad if they côuld announce to the public a similar oe families. ,Slav she let Mrs. Cleveland at one of tier at the .White House in :c in thei I; earliest receptions , — Baltimoretiun. / » i;v/ \a EC MOM». Edmund Yates is pleased to announce the Grand Duke Mecklenburg Schwerin about again, but doesn't say what about. —Philadelphia Ledger. "I commit you to jail for 10 days for contempt of court," said the judge. "Batter mako it 10 years, Judge," was the response; "I couldn't begin to get over my contempt in less thantbut." — American Grocer. An iron last made by a firm in Mar tin's Ferry, O., for a colored preacher at Charlotte, N. C., is 20$ inches long and 7$ inches wide. The owner of this monstrous foot is G feet 10 inches high and weighs 410 pouuds. Rather Careless.—Pollv—"So you are roally nnd truly engaged—how did it come about?" Patsy—" Well, papa said he didn't care, mamma said sho didn't , Jack said ho didn't I didn't care, gaged."— Puck. Some political experts appear to think that the right man to impeach is Gnver Pnttison, simply because he wants to see whether a few state transactions in neckties and things were straight, or, is universally suspected, crooked.— Philadelphia ledger. "Who's thero ?" said Jenkins, winter night, disturbed in his repose by one knocking at the street d< "A friend," was the unswer. "What do you want?" "Want to stay here all night." "Well, stay thero by all means,'' was the bone volent ;, and I'm we became on cold A Chicago merchant is said to have obtained a number of specimens of tho Anamtse loof (probably tho largest gold in circulation, rated at $220 each) for presentation to his friends •Who would hold aloof from such a dis tribution ?—Philadelphia Ledger. Bingo—"I went into the antique fur niture dealer's to-day to get that seven admired curio. teentli century chair y much; but ho had just sold if" Bingo—"How >: unfortunate." Ho said it would bo at least before lie could turn out another liko it."— Muntey'a Weekly. who "fit in the war" lias for 20 y«3ars been coughing up fragments of his ribs and of his army shirt, and re cently lie coughed up a bullet. Tho doctors think that he may now fully recover if a cavalry boot with a spur attached is not lurking somowliero in his internal department. Tho following incident occurred in a Medford school: A class in grammar was reciting, and one of the "younger boys was asked to compare "sick." lie began thoughtfully, whilo his brain struggled problem, then finished triumphantly, "Sick, worse,dead."— Harper's liazar. "I didn't know yo' could read, Bro'r Downey." Downey (apparently much interested in his paper)—"Oh, yes, I'm read obber since I wuz a boy." "Don how comes it dat you'sc leadin' dat paper upside down?" "I always reads dat way, Bre'r Downey, den l'se got at do bottom of tie facts without habing ter read down do whole column."— The reek A "Sick," paused with tho Christian at Work. A Timid Man's Expedient.—A timid man, living alone in tho outskirts of Hartford, 1ms hit upon a novel device for scaring away burglars. Each night upon retiring ho places a huge pair of boots outside of every bedroom door in tho house to convey tho i every chamber is iression that occupied by an ablo bodied man. A burglar who happened in would think ho had struck a hotel. in England, pleading earnestly with his parislioners for the construction of a cemetery for their parish, asked them to consider tho "de plorable condition of 30,000 Englishman living Avithout Christian burial." Still more curious was another clerical slip. A gentleman said to the minister» "When do you expect to see Deacon S. again?" "Never," said tho reverend gentleman, solemnly; "tho deacon is heaven."— The. Presbyterian Observer. A clergy in THE AY'S DEMAND. J»i I A time like this do ;l'v ftr nt llcarte ' true faith,'and Men whom the lust of office does not kill Men whom the spoils of office cannot buv. Men who possess opinions nnd u will; 1 Men who have honor; men who will not lie; Men who can stand beforo a demagogue, And damn his treacherous flatteries with finking; God give mauds SI rong roil crowned,-who live above the fog. In public duty and i .1 , .P rivft to thinking, while the, ^bble, with their thumb Their largo professions and their little deeds, Mingle ii weeps. Wrong^rules the land, and waiting Justice I selfish strife, lo! Freedom —National Baptist. —The man who will not believe what lie cannot understand is a very doubtful person to deal with .—New Orleans Picayune. —Advice is liko counterfeit money Most people aro ready enough to part with it, but nono earn to take it. 1 —And now they liavo got up a "but ton dance." But it will never raralo around and got thero liko tho good old loahionod "collar-button crawl, —ih".