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WEEKLY BA Sedalia Bazoo 1885 (W) TOLTJME 16. SEDALIA, MO., TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1 885. 34149 NUMBER 35. t lhem, m. THE BAIOO A HAPPY NEW V J A O Tfcnr. AZ0O SPECIAL. CROOKED CHICAGO ANS. AseiRned. ipton, Mo., Jan. 3. Special. The r of Coclifcl &Uechtel, haidwnre mer nfs and implement dealers, failed late i night. Liabilities $8,000 to $10,C00; its unknown. The firm is en old one 3 was supposed tobe strong and finan lly solid. Its collapse is a great sur ise to the community. Barn Burned. Tipton, Mo., Jan. 3. -Special J. E. kinson's barn, one-half mile from town, is burned at an early hour this morning, ae building contained grain, two thresb g machines, a hor-ie-power, binder and ber implements. Loss unknown. The ?ildmg was uninsured, but the contents tre well insured in the Washington, of cslon. Mr. Atkinson was asleep with his .niily in a house about fifty yards from e burning barn, and knew nothing about e Sre until daylight. RAIL' RUMBLINGS. Respectfully Declines. Chicago, Jan, 3. Joseph F. Tucker has -iten a letter, declining the vice-presi-xcy of th? Erie read, offered him tome me ago. His reasons are p-rsonal and e txpl-imidin his letter to President g, of the Erie road. Argument Heard. . Chicago, Jan. 3. Arguments were heard day by Judge .(xresham in the matter of .plication by the Boston bon i holders of 2 Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis rail id for the appointment of a permanent ,eiver. G o. F. Evans, assistant to the sident of the road, was appointed by the ?ge a few days ago as temporary receiver iding the final hearing to-d y . -a, a"1! General Agents. CliioBgo," Jan. 3. The gener.il agents in tendance upon the Northwestern Traffic socsation at Milwaukee, state that the aestion of admitting the Wisconsin Cen ral to the association was not considered, fbe onl matter under discussion was some iroposed change in the Iowa freight tariff, intimaiion is made here that the Lacka vanna has been cuttirg grain rates two nd one half cents to the seaboard and that rn consequence the Nickel Plte which has een carrything freight out of this city has Vd more business offered it than it could ike care of. Opinion of Stone. Pitteburg, Pa., Jan 3- Judge Stone, of he common pleas, filed an opinion this l&rniug holding that the Pennsylvania ank wfs operated under a private and pecial charter and not under the state anking act of 1850. This relievts the di rectors of the bank of individual liability pr sunne depositors. It will be fougb.' .n the supreme Court. Downed the Eftnk. .ew xorK, Jan. 6. lesteraay morning I no. H. DaVis & Co., Wall street bankers, imployed W H. Develin, district telegraph nessenger, to take $1,365 worth of coupons and get them cashed at the Merchants Ex change National bank. Dtvelin failed to Return and Pinkerlon's detective agency was employed to capture him. He was trailed to the West Shore Railroad depot here it was learned he hid taken the 6 p. ai. train. Telegrams were sent to chiefs of pohc along the line asking that Develin be intercepted. Chief Wright, of Syracuse, jeifgrsphed that he had arrested Develin this morning and found. $1050 of the,sto lea.HKney on him. Wm. Wilson, an ac "csmpiice of Develin, was c pt nred this af tefeoon. He had $266 of Davis & Co's tney. :$ Wyoming w earner. Rawlins, Wyo., Jan. 3. There is no ow to obstruct the range ot D.'arbon , or within 100 miles of Rawlins as a Sweet Water valley is com snow, JSo slock is av- amongr trail cattle. in Northern Wv- burnal specials rfeet deep in river as n this Dr. Lucas Fined for Practicing Illegally Five Lynchers are Arrested. Chicago, Jan. 3. Judge Smith, in the supreme court today heard arguments in the case of the state board of health against Dr. Lucas. He is charged with practicine medicine without license. The board h&v" ing revoked the certificate. The defenseheld that the board once passed upon the elegi bility of a practitioner to do business, they had. no further power over him and could not revoke their license. Judge Smith held they could and fined the doctor $50. An appeal was taken and the case will go to the supreme cout The sheriff of this connty, under a war rant issued by W. L. Orr, of this city, last night, proceeded to Blakesburg and ar rested Daniel Anderson, Wm. Anderson, J. Fisher, George Fisher and Floyd Chiches ter, and brought them to this city to-day. They are charged with the murder of Pleasant Anderson, hung by lynchers on the niht of the 29tn ult. The men ar rested are said to le those who seized Pleas ant Anderson at his father-in-law's hotel and took him to a school house, where a mock trial was held. The defendants waived examination and gave bail in the sum of $5,000 each. The two Andersons arretted are cousins of Anderson who was hung, INDUSTRIAL. Insolvent. South Abingdon, Mass., Jan. 3. The Standard File company of North Hanson, was petitioned into insolvency by creditors. Oauee, Hard. Times. Concord, N. H , Jan. 3. Ford & Kimball, proprietors of the largest iron foundry in this city, on account of dull times, dis charged all but five emp'oyts 10-night. Trouble Ahead. Columbus, O., Jan. 3. All is reported qaiet to-dy at noou among the strikers in the Hocking valley, although trouble is anticipated to-night. A Deep Out. Fall Biver, Mess., Jan 3. It is under stood that the J-5oard of Trade has decided to cut wages ten per cent. The Merino mill made a reduction of fifteen per cent, in the wages of operatives. Out Again. Dover, New. Hampshire, Jan. 3. Nor way Plains "Woolen Manufacturing com pany of Rochester, New Hampshire, an nounced a cut of ten per cent on regular day labor, and fifteen per cent on opera tives working by the piece. Fish and Fish Esrga. New York, Jan. 3. The eggs of the famous Loch Leven trout which arrived Thursday from Scotland, will be shipped soon to the United States hatchery at Northville, Michig in. Nwct week will ba shipped 30,000 eggs of our lake trout, 25, 000 while fish and as m tny brook trout, lo the National Fishcultural association of Lcndon; 10,000,000 white fish eggs to the Deutsche Fisuhere Yereiu of Berlin ; 500, 000 white fish eggs to Berne, Switzerland. Rates Reduced. Milwaukee, Jan. 3. At a meeting of the t j.i 11 reureseutau vts ai me railways operating in j.owa iip-iu in ibis ciiy, a resolution was adopted in accordance with the expressed wish of the general managers of the sev eral lines, reducing grain rates from sta . - T . f- 1 uons in xowa 10 nicago ana points in common therewith as follows, per hundred poynds: Where the rate is fifteen cents or less, one cent: sixteen to twenty ijents in- elusive, two cents; tweniy-one to viveutv four inclusive, two and a half ceuts; iwenty- nvc or over, tnree cents. I'he reduction will go into effect next Monday. The Iron and Steel Reyiew. Philadelphia, Jan. 3. A review of the iron trade of this country and abroad, has just been completed by James M. Ssvarfc, secretary of the American Iron and Steel association Hesas: In the United S'ates the demand for the leiaing articles in iron ana steel is Jess ir. 1884 than in 1883. We made lessp'g iron and bar iron, fewer steel rails, less steel for miscellaneous purf OKS, fewex krgs of nails. and prices fell as the demand receded Ouly on steel rails has there been any re covery irom tue lowest prices o the year, and even here the recovrj-y is slight. The Iron Olad Contract. Chicago, J ah. 3.r-A copy of the Iron Glad contract is published here, which the miners in the employ of the Hocking Val ley company are compelled to siem. The contract runs for a year and binds the miners to abide by such rules and regula tions as the company may promulgate and not to be absent without leave. The com pany agrees to pay fifty cents a ton for coal mined and properly screened. The miner stipulates that he will not join any strike orjoih any combination to secure an ad vance in wages, and if he violates any of the pnmsions ot the contract he forfeits all claims for coal mined and not paid for. Refuse Dictation. New York, Jan. 3. A strong m vement on the part of the Dry Goods Clerks asso ciation in Grand street, backed by the la bor unions, to obtain complete ma3tery of the situation, now that the discharge of holiday employes is at hand, resulted, sterday, m counter current that presages ir, trouble, lhe police were called upon committee 01 mercnanis to protect property in the event ot a general Tofday the streets swarmed with ivli'6 feared trouble. The holidays rer lhe employers have assumed the ot defiance towards the claims of rks that nas aroused bitter re?ent- the Clerks association demanded yers Id keep in employ the hands in laer jniaaie oi jNovemoer t the dull aeoson to March with- warn, Tae Merchants yes- lved Iq stand together and resist a of the Clerks, association and ion. - CRIME AND CASUALTIES. Will Swing. Harisburg, Pa, Jan. 3. Gov. Patteaon issued a warrant for the hanging of Dr. Albert G. Gearaen, the wife poisoner, Thursday, March 5tb. Incendiarism. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 3. An incendiary fire at West Lafayette, Ohio, last night de stroyed Kedhard's drug store and Aron holt's grocery. Loss, $30,000; insurance, $10,000. AKidPuUed. Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 3. This morning, a telegraph messenger boy, named Wm. F. Devline, was arrested on a West Shore train for stealing $1,300 from a New York stock broker. A Bookkeeper Shoots Himself!. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 3. Joseph P. Mc Kenney, of the wholesale house of Tapp Bros. & Co., suicided by shooting himself in the head. It is rumored that he is a de faulter and the books are bring investigated. ARaginsr Blaze. Pittsburg, Jan. 3. Fire broke out this morning in Braddock, Pennsylvania, in the saloon of Pat Device. Eight housesghave been burned and more are in danger. The fire cannot be controlled as water cannot be had. The loss so far is from $12,000 to $15,000. Only $10,000 BaiL Chicago, Jan. 3. Jmes Yattaw, other wise known as "Black Jack," Yattaw, under indictment for the murder ot Wm. Currao while serving a deputy United States marshal on election day, was to-dsy released on $10,000 bail. One of the Buzzards. Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 3. John Lippin cott, one of the netorious Buzzard gang, was arrested at Columbia list night by a rail way officer while stealing a ride on the train. He had in his possession a sntchel containing twenty-eight walchts, stolen from the store of Dauirl B. Shtffer, at Bowmacsville, November 28th. Suicided. Kansas City, Jan. 3. Miss Valentine Byer, aged 30, living at 221 West Four teenth street, committed suicide this morn ing by hanging. Her act was the result ot an unrequited attachment for a young German, who recently became engaged lo marry auother woman. Deceased was . a dressmaker, and came he.e from Germany four years ago. Not Apprehended. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 3. Bristol tunnel near Shawnee on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, which was burned by the stiikers early yesterday morning cannot be used for the passage of trains. The tunnel which is about 1,000 feet long has solid walls of coal on either side which are still burning. Three or four hundred feet of the tunnel has caved in. The incendiaries have none of them been apprehended slh they did their work in dtBguise and cannot be identified. The Hocking Valley Railroad company will this afternoon put into effect an order pro hibiting the congrrg-ting of idle men about their depots ?nd freight yards. Officer Sentenced. Cincinnati, Jan. 3. Police Lieutenant Mullen was sentenced in the United States court to twelve months in the Clark county jail, for imprisoning in the Hammond street police station house, a number of voters and preventing them from voting. At the prisoner's rques1, sentence was changed to mr.ke the place of impris.mmt-nt Hamilton. A portion of the Springer invstigaung committe to inquire into Marshal Wright's appointment 01 deputy marshals at the October election, has arrived. Theiuvesti tion will begin Monday. The Knife Ajrain. St. Louis, Jan 3.-At 11 o'clock y s'.er day morning an altercation took place in the cigar stoie of Henry Lowe, 2414 South Broadway, between Gus Lowe and Edward Macluner, in which the letter received an ugly knife cut across the left arm, severing the trlery and vein. Dr. Thompson, who dretsed the wounded man's wound, pro nounced it dangerous, and the use of his arm will be suspend d for a length of time. He was taken to his home, 321 Lespear ance street, and the utter was arrest-d by Officer O'Conuors, but was released shortly after nard, as Macluner refused to prose cute him. Short at One End. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 3. Jas. C. Scrug ham, teller and assistant cashier of the Lexingtou City National bank defaulted for about $30,000 and fled to Canada, He has been taking money by piecemeal for months and covering hia tracks by false footings of addition. He only fled when BankiExaminer Get t man came to examine the bank books on its application for a twenty years renewal of the charter. Scrug ham bet heavily for Blaine and also specu lated in stocks. He is about thirtv. has a wife and two children, whom he left here. He was a'so a member of the Main Street Christian church. He left a note for the bank examiner saying, M am $37,000 short and am off for Canada. You need not look for me nor the money." It is thought the defalcation will exceed $40,000. told "if you move an inch I'll blow your heart out." Meanwhile the other passen fere concealed watches and other valuables in their boots and were beginning to re cover from the demoralization. The robbers noticed this and suddenly left the car and jumped from the train while going at full speed. Socialists on the Warpath. . Chicago, Jan. 3. It is understood that the fact has been clearly disclosed that a number of armed companies of socialists are regularly drilling in this city and that thejr number about 700 men. They are equipped with breech loading rifles and drill according to Prussian tactics. The entire practice is contrary to the state law. In view of this fact and owing to recent threats by some of the socialists leader, volunteer guards have been placed in one of the armories of the national guard. In speaking of the matter editorially to day the Times says : "It is rather an un pleasant condition of things when it is found necessary to guard the city armories against apprehended attacks from men who who are engaged in secretly dri ling and whose annouueed purpose is pillage, arson and murder. It is stated that a small num ber of militia volunteers, possibly squads of ten, are on the watcn nightly at the armory of the First regiment to protect it against these anticipated attacks. If this be the fact there is scandalous state ot affairs in existence. It is not the duty of the members of the militia, who get no pay themselves, lo perform extra work, sitting up nights to guard the property of the state. If such work i3 necessary to be done the state ought to order it to be done and pay for it. One of the first things which should be done is to have the mat ter investigated and if it ba found that men are drilling in secret for an ille gal purpose they should be put under the aupervision of tbe police just as if they were burglais or assassins planning the death of a citzen." Probably New Hands. Wilnuneton, Delaware. Jan. 3. A special to Every Evening gives tbe particu lars of a robbery oi the Oxford accommoda tion train of the Baltimore Central road last night. Two men unknown, boarded the train at Rising Sun, Indiana, having bought tickets for Sylmar Station three miles distant The train consisttd of two m 1 pHgsenger cars. JLne roDDers emerea the tram at the rear and passed through tbe ast car without molesting the passengers. They passed into the forward car, pointing a pistol at the head 01 each passenger in urn, and demanded "your money or we." When a brakeman entered the car f and wu abnvt to' null the hll mn rm. I toItk was painted at bis breast and he was Ward Weakens. New York, Jan 3 There was further hearing 10-day bfoiee the refere on applies" tion of Jerome B. Chafiee, Buck G.-aut's father-in-law, to determine the ti le t sreu. rities to the amount of $500,000, placed in lhe hands of the younger Grant an l bv him turned over to the firm of Grant & Ward. The examination of U. S. Grant, jr., w.-s resumed. He had decided to mike nn as signment, but tried to get back the securi ties in question to put them into the genera, fund of tbe estate and then make tie as sigr.ment. The securities were secured be fore tbe assignment, and then the witness quietly held them and waited until Daivie made a demand, when witness surrendered the keys of the safe and box. Witness had one or two months ago received and cor rected the contract account received from Ward since the assignment and witness hsd corrected and returned the sime. On that account the new erasures of the amount of checks paid to Chtffee. Everything in the account was in th hand writing of Ferdinand Ward. Witness had never. known any government contract or direct dealings with the gov ernment. Witness saw Ward the da? after he failure and rsked him about affair. Ward's nerves were unstrung and he cried a great deal. Ward said he had ben a very great r.iscal. That he had robbed every member of my family. Thar be had robbed us totally and he humbly admitted it. "I told him in reply," said the wit ness, "that I believed he was a scoundrel, and the most he could do would be to tell the truth." He lock the Chaffe funds as late as November, because he would have failed then if he had not. Witness had no idea of the magnitude of the so called government contracts until af'er the failuie. Up to the the day of the failure he believed the firm to be rich. He looked over the surplus, which was large, and his personal amount was a great one. Fish, Grant and Ward were the first mem bers. Witness put in $100000 cash, and suppossd Ward and Fish did, but has sirc fonnd that Ward put up worthless securi ties and Fish put in a note of Ward's. The monthly statements of profit were made out by Ward and handed the members of the firm. Witness supposed his Dart was to find business, but soon found it reduced lo positiou of doing njlhing. General Grant seldom comes to the offices but each month would ask how we were getting alon?. Ward was the man who acted for tlis firm. Ojfa day in Ward's absence, ituss or dered a purchase of stock for the firm. Ward came in and said I had no right to do so and the order was assumed by me personally. It resulted in a loss of 56,000 in one day. Laughter. Chaffee securi ties. $100,000 government, lour perc-nt?, $125,000 railway bonds and $70,000 in mining stock were sent from Chaffee to witness to be kept in his box. The wifo of witnes3 drew interest on the govern ments, having- power of attorney from her father, Chaffea. The first year of witness' marriage hi9 wife thus realized $16,000 and last year $27,00), the amount being increased by reason of profits and investments of the previous income from such source. The so called contracts, Ward said, were of his own workiug up and he would guarantee any one who put in mon ey, nd he took witness down into some vaults and showed a private box of his packed with securities to the amount, Ward said, of $1,500,000. Witness loaned Ward $150,000 before he got $100,000 of Chaffee, May 20, 1S83 Chaffee gave a check for $100,000 to witners, who loaned it to Ward with a receipt guaranteeing proflts. Adjourned. POLITICAL. Hubbell for Speaker. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 3. Theodore Eose velt states that at a meeting of all tbe prin cipal candidates for sneaker, held this af ternoon, it was unanimously agreed that Mr. Hubbell was the propar persoa to be supported for speaker. Another Contest. Toledo, O., Jan. 3. Hon. jFrank Hard to-d-y sTsd a formal notice of contest upon Hon.. Jacob HomeYa. elect fro 83 this coogrtsaioial district, male- Miiw, iQusiiaa- Uoa aad corruption. WASHINGTON. CLEVSLAXD AST) GTVXL BSBVJCE. Washington, D. C., Jan. 3. The recent criticism br some of the republican mem bers of congress upon Gov. Cleveland's civil service letter, were made the topic of an Associated Press interview with Prof. J. M. Gregory, of the civil service commission, to-day. In response to the first inquiry he said : 'Yes, I have read carefully Gov. Cleve land's letter to George Wm. Curtis, and it seems to me an honest expression, a sincere and settled conviction with no hidden meaning and no contemplated afterthought. The paragraphs relating to those who have used their place for party purposes, which, to some of his critics, appeared to be a designed loop hole for the wide partisan proscription, are altogether too large and plain for such con struction. They are so open, frank and fearless as to forbid all thought of their hiding anything sinister and malignant. It is true, by the strained interpretation of ihese paragraphs, that a large majority of the republicans in office might be brought under condemnation and ousted from their places, and this would probably be true also of thousands of d mocrats who have doubtless gained office already under civil service rules, and who probably supported by word and vote the candidates of their pary. To charge the president-elect with intending such a proscription, is to accuse him of using words most irony in a letter addressed to some of his most influential supporters and fort-most friends of civl service reform and his prospective udinin iotratiou. Question His not this letter dne very much to quiet the apprehension of clerks in the government employ ? Answer Most certainly, but it is most welcomed by the earnest and patriotic friends of this great cause of reform, who look with dread upon any return lo spoil the system. It is natural that persons in office should see in it the only roini-e of protection and that office seekers on the other hand should regard it as hostile to their hopes. But its true sig nificance is far above the personal consid erations ot its and outs. It is evident the hatetul and dangerous spoils system of of fice getting and office holding can be root ed out only by persistent efforts, successive administrations and perhaps successive parlies. It was given to the republican ad ministration to Legio the work andPresident Arthur and his cabinet deserve well their country that they have so nobly met the demands oi duty without he-iuiioa. They have opened great departments and larg2 offices of the country to lhe most meritori ous. Without question as to party charac ter, President Arthur's hearty- and mag nanimous support ol this reform will mike h s dminisfration as famous in history as it has made it popular among the best of his living countrytuen, but it needs equally the hearty and msguanimous efforts and sacrifices of his 5-uccessor, and ihe demo cratic party, in its turn, to fully extripate tne accurseu upas tree 01 the patronage system. Their efforts Governor Cleve land's letter fairly promises and in this light I accept it in the full breadth of its frank assertion. If it is carried out in its letter and spirit it will place its author nigh m the list ot the best presidents of me repuDiic. Tne Randall Party. Nsshville, Tenn., Jan. 3. Hon. Samuel J. Kendall and party arrived here in a special coach from Birmingham this morn ing. The party only remained a few min utes, and left on a special train for Chatta nooga. Large numbers of prominent citi zens of f urfreesboro and Ruthford county gathered at the depot, and when train bear ing the distinguished party arrived the air was filled with deafening cheers. Mr. Ean dall came forward and in a few remarks thanked the people for the kindly manner in which he had been received. A grand handshaking ensued. The train also stopped at B41e Buckle, War Trace, Tullahoma and Cowan, at all of which pl;cs large crowds had gathered and where Mr. Ran dall and McAdoo made speeches and were Joudly applauded. - !. A . Chicago Chat. - Chicago, Jan. 3. The directors of the Chicago Board of Trade this afternbon adopted a repcrt completely exonerating John H. Milnee from the allegation that he had been furnishing market quotations to a firm which, it was alleged, was enzag(d in the bucket shop business. John McCullough. the tragedian, arrived here this afternoon, and said he was here merely for a visit. The county grand jury this afternoon re ported owing a 1 ck of time thy were uu able to make a report upon the alleged election frauds in the Eighteenth ward. Lunacy Snow. Denver, Jan. 3.Proceeding8 in lunacy commenced to-day against Wil'itms, niaa ager of the Priva'e Foundlings svlum at which three young children recently died for want of medical attention. Williams and his assistant believed solely in the power of prayer for the care ot the sick. No through trains from the east have arrived on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road since Friday morning. The dely is caused by a snow blockade near Speark ville, Kas. It is expected the blockade will be raised to-night. Civil Service. Chicago, Jan. 3. The Chicago civil ser vice reform league, at a session held to-day, decided to send delegates to the state capital this winter to urge the passage of a civil service law for Illinois. The Alumni Association. Boston. Jan. 3. About a hundred mem bars of tne Alumni association, represent ing the higher institutions of learning for women to-day discussed subjects of interest to college bred women ana elected pres ident of the association Miss Alice E. Free man, president of Wellesley college. Barthquak at Home. Lconia,N. H., Jan. 3. A shock of earthquake, lasting half a minute, was felt in Lacc-flia Friday night. It passed from north to south, accompanied by a rumbling sound. KER WIN'S ADDRESS. To the Irish RepublicansHe, Admonishes Them to Takei Heart. c New York, Jan. 3. The following ad dress was issued to the Irish Republicaa League of the United States. Fellow Co unts yxen: No w that the great political contest through which the country has recently passed is ended and the people once more resumed ordinary Avoca tions and settled down to every day busi ness of life it may not be out of place to address you and partly sum up the result of your noble labors in the cause, equal rights to all men and protection to Ameri can labjr and American industries. You have cjiuse to feel proud of the results of your patriotic fight, evea though victory has not crowned your efforts. You have demonstrated that you are PRRE AND INDEPEDENT MEN above pnrty prejudices, disdaining the control of political bosses .and able to think and act for yourselves. When the iuterest of your race and the welfare of your adopted country are involved, your heroic action has proclaimed to American people that the Iri-ih vote is no longer in the pockets of politicnl demagogues, warn ing them not of oar race, who peddled and bartered it to gIn their selfish and un worthy ends. Look back to the days of slavery the wages of tabor then and now. The nation's prosperity during these twenty-four years is aa administration to civil ization and is, in a very great measure, due to OXJ& PROTECTIVE TARIFF, which has been the cause of lifting into prominence the west and south as manu facturing centres, as well as extending those at the north and east. Shall these in dustries be allowed to suffer from the machinations of free traders, backed by the influence of British -gold? Even now from all sides -come doubt and uncertainty Many of our factories are running on half time, while numbers of others are liable to be shutdown at any moment. Trade of all kinds is depressed, caused in part by over production and in part by doubt and un certainty as to what action that party who are about to assume charge of our national affdrs, may take m regard to our tariff laws. Now that we htve sustained defeat and happen to be, for the time baing, in the ranks or the minori ty, let us show or manhood and s eadfast adherence to the priuciple. Lit us re -organize and stand brayelv, resolutely on go rdt The enemy i? still in pur front, ENGLISH INFiTJEKCE and Enslish; intrieue are at worlc in nn? midaU They have gained a foothold ai re a ly in the country, n f act made manifest bv the exultation of English journals over the result of the late election. We need no other warning than this to stimulate us to renewed vigilance and action. Let us, then, organize in every state of the Union. Now is the time . to show our patriotism and prove that it is not mere emoluments of office that inspire us to action. Let us show to our f How citizens we are men to be trusted and that we have the true interests of the country at heart. Although, we have Koan rlofoo f r? otill tUn. n.mnUl f wh ch we strugeled so manf ally, are deep ly geated in the hearts of the American people, and will yet be vindicated by the free exercises of the ballot at the polls. All clubs wishing to affiliate with the league shouli at once get into communicatioa with the secretary, Hon. Richard J, Fan ning, Columbus, Ohio, who will furnish them with the necessary instruments for organization. Signed. M. Kertot, Chairman. New York. Eicahbd J. Fanning, Secretary, Columbus, Ohio. Paid the Gash. Galveston, Jan. 3. A Galveston News, Dallas special says Coburne andEwing, of Kansas City, purchased the if unsen ranche in Northwest Texas, consisting of a 100,000 acres and twenty five heads of cattle and over seventy-five miles of wire fence. The price paid is $800,000. A Disastrous Fire. Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 3. The fire which started in the picker room works, Ply mouth Ctrdage company thia afternoon, proved the most disastrous that ever oc curred in towu. The fire destroyed the picker room building and two Urge manu factures filled with machinery and com bustible material The third factory was saved by the utmost exertion of the fire men. The operatives barely had time to SAve their lives. Freeman Joyle, a cripple in the picker room, was rescued badly burned and will probably not recov er; James O'Neal, bsdiv burned about the hands and arms and Charles Peterson was severely burned on the lindsand face. The two large buildings burned were of brick, five storie3 high, about 150 by 80 feat. There was a large quantity of im ported hemp and manufactured stock on hand. The loss to the company is about $400,000 ; insured, $350,000 in the mutual csmpanies of Boston. Some 200 hands are deprived ofrk. Badly Burned. New York, Jan. 3. Tbe wife of Dr. Walter M. Fleming was in her room this evening and the lace curtain caught fire from the gas burner. Mrs; Fleming, pull ed the burning curtain down and attempt ed lo trample out the flames. Her hair and clothing caught fire which also extended to the furniture. Her husband's mother was lying ill aad help less on the upper floor. Mrs. Fleming closed the doors; so the old lady might not "be alarmed. The lady sent in a telegraphic alarm to the police and fire department and plackily rang up the servants, who succeeded i getting the -neighbors, carrying Dr. Ftesaiia mother out. The physician's wile was badly burned about the face, and the dsjaaft to tbe.faraitnra aid fxturaa is aatiMAUd t 15,000.