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KILLED ln their sleep.
an explosion in a cellar de
molishes A BUILDING.
Eight People Already Dead and Two
or Three Others Probably Fatally
Injured- Fre Broke Out in the Ruins
Thrilling- Story of One of the Sur
St. Louis, Nov. I—A flash, followed by
a dull roar and then a crash of walls, con
vulsed the centre of this city at a o’clock
ibis morning, and the clatter that followed
told of a horrible calamity that had bo [alien
t Kite families while wrapixxl in slumber.
\n explosion of gasoline in the rear of the
cellar of Michael Newman’s grocery store,
~i No. ID South Fourteenth street, had lifted
the two-story building from its foundations
and dropped it back again in a mass beneath
which "-ere buried over a dozen persons.
Michael Newman, aged 53 years.
Mrs. Annie Newman, aged 40 yean.
Miss Mamie Newman, agod IS years.
John Newman, aged 16 years.
Nellie Newman, aged 15 years.
Kate Newman, aged 11 years.
Eddie Newman, aged 13 years.
Mrs. Charles Devere.
Miss Hattie Brown, of Columbus, Ky.,
bruised about the lower limbs.
Miss Patty Bryant.
FIRE IN THE RUINS.
The explosion had scarcely wrecked the
place before a devastating Are swept
through the ruins. Aid was quickly on the
scene, but in such confusion that the horror
seemed to increse with their efforts to re
lieve the imprisoned victims. The people of
the neighborhood wore dumbfounded.
Many bruised and none in their normal
state ran about 'Ac streets seeking friends
or moaning f- -m their bruises. The heat of
the flames that had swept down upon the
ruins baffled the efforts of the firemen, who
liad begun systematic work, and
for a few " minutes bid fair
to spread *to adjoinip.„' property,
but good work won and then *n a search
for the dead. The store was on the corner
of an allev running through from Four
teenth to Torgee street, ana was the north
room of the building, covering Nos. 3,7, 9
and 11 Fourteenth street.
The building, a two-story brick, was com
pleted but a short time ago and only one
store room wa-s occupied. Sir. Newman
end his family of seven lived over the store
The force of the explosion was terrifi \ The
t entire block of buildings north of and across
(lie alley from the building in which the ex
plosion took place were gutted by the blast.
The Newman block cruaned in was covered
by a roof which had settled down U|ion the
ruins and formed i barrier through which
rescuers had to cut tlieir way. Beams and
walls impeded their progress and threaten
ing walls on either side overhung, ready to
crush the gallant men who pressed to the
spot where a call for help directed them.
FINDING THE VICTIMS.
The roof was soon removed and in the de
bris were revealed the mangle! forms of the
groceryman's family. Two girls, New
man's, daughters were first removed.
Mamie, 18 years of age, was still alive, but
mangled by the timbers and charred by the
fire was beyond hope of recovery. Her
sister, Nellie, a girl of 15 years, moaned
piteously for her sister. For the half hour
that these two hat! been imprisoned their
efforts had been to draw near each other,
when they saw escape impossible. Neither
can survive. The rest of the Xewmau fam
ily were dead. Some sat upright and the
others were doubled up in their beds. Life
had evidently fled while they were
w rapped in slumber. In the same building
over the storeroom No. 9 lived Charles
Devere, a traveling salesman, and his
THE ONLY SURVIVOR.
Visiting them was Miss Hattie Brown, of
Columbus. Ky. She was badly injured,
but miraculously escaped death. She is the
only person who passed through the horri
ble ordeal and lives to toil a story of escape.
She awoke to find herself buried beneath
heavy timbers somewhere against the wall.
She was unable to tell where she was
thrown, but when her eyes opened she be
held a thrilling scene that had all the effects
of a horrible dream. On one side a wail of
tire reached to the sky, and while crashing
timbers and the clatter of iron caused a
storm of dangerous missiles to fly about her
"each the screams of those in adjoining
buildings rang in her ears, and as she real
ized her situation she almost fainted, but
nerved to a last desperate struggle by the
groans of the dying, she essayed to escape,
but found her efforts baffled at every turn.
HELD DOWN BY DEBRIS.
She was firmly pinned by a lieam across
ter thigh, and an iron rod over one ankle.
Bhe could not tell what means she employed
to get out, but as she twisted and struggled
ui vain the tire was blown toward her until
her long black tresses were scorched, and
the odor of burning meat penetrated her
lungs and almost suffocated her.
Relief appeared hopeless, and just as she
s snk liack in despair the ruins.settleddown,
end the over hanging timbers were raised
from the limbs wnich bad been held in a
deadly embrace. No time was to be lost
as the fire preesed close around her. With
mi extraordinary effort Miss Brown sprang
(o her feet and staggering, falling and roll
ing. she made her way blindly through the
SAFETY AT LAST.
Again and again she fell and. as she says,
her strength was completely exhausted and
she stumbled forward, falling headlong into
an open space, where she lay unconscious
for a few minutes. Bhe was restored by a
cool breeze that brought the blood to her
brain and she again rose to her feet,, only to
find herself in tho comparative safety of a
small rear yard. Then she ran to a neigh
bor’s house and climbing through tho lml
cony sunk down in a swoon. The neighbor
bumd her there and can-led her into the
street, where she aas given a skirt and
some clothing. Mho paid no attention to
the kind offers of friends, but went down to
the scene and remained there in agony,
eagerly scanning the charred and bruised
faces os the firemen carried tho victims
from the huge heap of splintered material.
FATE OF THE BABBLE YS.
Over store room No. 11 resided Mrs. Bry
ant with her daughter, Miss liattio. With
them were the two Bazeleys, Charles F. and
Mrs. Bazaley. The last named was buried
to deeply in the debris that the search for
her was given up until others were removed.
Charles Eifard was taken out alive, but
died on the way to a hospital.
Miss Bryant was bruised, but a heavy
head of hair protected her. and her injuries
see not dangerous. An unknown man of
■w years was found in the debris and re
moved to the morgue. Besides those injured
,n this building, many persons in the neigh
borhood were more or less cut and bruised
bv falling splinters and bricks.
FELT FOR BLOCKS.
For several blocks on cither side of tim
Creet the concussion shattered windows,
and in the immediate vicinity on the on-
i if i
posite side of the way the fl oats of build
ings were mashed in by the terrible force,
and scarcely a window or door remains.
Walls cracked, floors gave way and plaster
fell in almost every house within a radius of
1(H) yards, and often on the heads of the
sleeping residents, startling them and caus
ing a tnad rush and flight to the street. The
scene of terror on the street, was illuminated
by the ghastly glare of the consuming (lame
and fugitives wildly running and gesticu
lating. robed only in their night dresses,
vividly told the dread uncertainty and
fright that had seized the community.
A TERRIBLE SCENE.
The scene was enhanced by the rumble of
ambulances and the thumping of the fire
engines. A little while and human nature
asserted itself, unit the organized efforts of
the city were of avail. The ambulance
service was excellent. The w agons sent to
the scene brough skilled attendants, and
many physicians were ready when their
services could be used. Nothing was spared
to relieve the sufferers. As they were re
moved front the debris they were taken im
mediately to the dispensary. The police
soon had control of the crowd and vandals
had no opportunity' to ply their trade. The
firemen worked at the fallen building re
gardless of the adjacent walls which towered
with impending danger. With daylight
came word tliat all the victims had been re
A CORRECTED LIST OF THE DEAD.
St. Louis, Nov. 1., 8. p. m.—The cor
rected list of the dead and
wounded by the explosion is
eight deiul and three seriously wounded.
Six others who lived in the building, and
who w'ere reported missing, have been found
either uninjured or slightly bruised. Five of
the Newman family are dead. Mamie is
horribly mangled a.id burned beyond all
hope of recovery. Nellie lies in a terrible
condition, but may recover. Charles
N. Devere and wife and
Mrs. Agnes Bazeley are dead. Miss
Hattie Bryant is badly bruised. There
are many theories as to the cause of the ex
plosion, but none are satisfactory. The
mob which presses around the scene ex
citedly talks of Anarchists and dynamite,
but men of sense discountenance this idle
prattle. The general lielief is that escaping
gas filled the cellar, and that Newman kept
a quantity of kerosene oil and gasoline in
the cellar near where the explosion evidently
took place. The rapidity of the fire
and the fumes while it burned indi
cate this. The vessel and oil, if there
was any, have been destroy'ed and the only
man who knows is dead. The escaping gas
theory is supported, however, by the store
boy of John Bienevan, who says he noticed
during the afternoon yesterday a strong
smell of gns, and before shutting the store
for the night, at 7:30 o'clock, he went
through the building looking for an open
burner. He did not visit the cellar. The
tremendous force of the explosion is the
cause of the greatest doubt as to this expla
nation. A great crowd lingers about the
place, but the work of rescue is over. The
financial loss will amount to about $20,000,
and is divided among property owners in
IN THE MO ROUE.
The mangled and burned forni3 of the
eight perions lie iu the morgue awaiting
burial. The scene is horrible. There is
not one of the victims but that is bruised
and black from the contusion and flames,
and their bodies are twisted into agonizing
shapes. Death came in every
form. Life was either crushed
out, burned, shocked by the explosion
or smothered. Some never awoke to feel
dread, and others lived in hope to be rescued
by the men whose shouts they heard about
them. Two other forms lie in the hospital
lingering between life and death. One,
Nellie New'man, is able to talk
Initial Lines Not Alone Responsible for
Washington, Nov. 1. —In a decision
rendered to-day in the case of Allen & Cos.,
against the Louisville, New Albany and
Chicago Railroad Company, the Interstate
Commerce Commission holds that a road
which forwards freight to a terminus over
other connecting lines, is not singly and in
dividually responsible for an unfair and un
reasonable through rate. If it is desired to
test the reasonableness of a through rate
from a point in Indiana to New York, all
the roads responsible for it should be made
defendants. It Is not enough to make the
initial road a defendant unless that road
has authority to make the rate for them
all. The conclusion is that the complaint is
In the case of Smith against the Northern
Pacific Railroad Company, the commis
sion holds that a railroad company cannot
promote a sale of its lands by offering
tickets at reduced rates to persons who go
over the road as prospectors or land pur
chasers or settlers. The commission de
cides that the inter-State commerce law
does not Hermit the sale of tickets to any
class of people at rates different from those
established for the general public. The
fact, that it is very desirable for
the defendant to make a sale of
its lands is not a reason for discriminating
in favor of explorers or settlers. The same
reason would apply in case the company
should desire to stimulate -its freight busi
ness. or any other branch of its business by
use of reduced rates or free transportation
The Naval Board Haa Nearly Com
pleted its Report.
Washington, Nov I.—The Naval Board
on Coast Defense has nearly completed its
report. It has agreed upon a system of de
fense consisting of monitors supported by
auxiliary craft, such us rams and torpedo
boats and has found that the $2,000,000 ap
propriated by Congress for this purpose
will be sufficient to establish one unit of the
system, The monitor Miantonomah lias
been selected as the vessel which
will be the centre of unit
and she will lie equipped with
several fleet rams, which in turn will be ac
companied and protected by small speedy
torpedo boats. If this unit should be found
to work harmoniously and efficiently, the
system can be indefinitely extended from
year to year, without requiring a great ex
penditure at one time.
DOORKEEPER OF THE HOUSE.
Three Candidates In the Field for the
Washington, Nov. t.—All the officers of
the last House will probably be re-elected
this winter, except possibly Doorkeeper
Donelson. There are two other active ap
plicants for the Doorkeeperskip, A. Barnett,
of New York, and A. B. Hurt, of Missis
sippi. Mr. Hurt is said to be Mr. Donel
soil s most formidable rival. His friends
claim that lie certainly will be elected.
They say he has been making a quiet, but
active canvass He ha-s the entire delepa
tion from his own ,State, they say, working
earnestly for him, and has other warm sup
porters, in some cases amounting to the
whole delegation, as in Texas, Loulsanu,
Florida, Maryland, Houth Carolina, Geor
gia, New York, Pennsylvania. Missouri and
SAVANNAH, GA„ WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1887.
A NEW BOSS IN POLITICS.
MAYOR HEWITT AIMS A BLOW AT
He Declares That the Newspaper Dic
tator Must be Suppressed as a Factor
in Politics Nlcoll’s Nomination De
clared a Republican Stratagem to
Demoralize the Democrats.
New York, Nov. I. —Mayor Hewitt
takes a hand in the political fight to-day by
writing a letter to the Secretary of the
Harlem Democratic Club. His honor
makes the following points: “After the
Presidential election of 1876 this country
became tired of what was called boss rule
It determined to pnt an end to personal
politics. I took an active part in the move
ment, and was punished by a refusal on the
part of the Democratic machine to renomi
nate me for Congress. I do not know
of the existence of any such bosses
in this city at this time. If they exist, it
seems to me that .the Mayor in tho dis
charge of his appointing powers would
have encountered them. They have not
materialized at the Mayor’s office, and no
demands have been made upon me in their
THE NEW BOSS.
“But I have encountered another and new
kind of boss, who has given me a great deal
of unsought advice and a large amount of
unnecessary bulldozing. I refer to the news
paper boss. Sitting in his editorial sanctum
like a brooding Buddha, he does not hesitate
to claim omnipotence, and to endow
himself with omnipotence. The political
boss is responsible only to his party. Tho
newspaper boss is responsible to hi: own
pocket. He is as dangerous as he is despotic.
He must be suppressed, otherwise parties,
upon the healthful existence of w-hich free
government depends, will be destroyed, and
voters will be compelled to choose between
newspaper tickets instead of party nomina
“The Republicans who m my own case
refused to indorse the Democratic candidate
were prompt enough to seize an opportunity
to foment discord in the ranks of then
opponent by the open nomination of two
Democrats, thus making the humiliating
confession that they have no men
in their own party who have the
courage and ability to effect reform,
promote justice and punish crime. The de
duction from these facts is clear that the
Nicoll movement, is in its inception a news
paper advertising dodge and in its conclu
sion a disgraceful stratagem of the Repub
lican managers to demoralize the Demo
cratic party, in the hope that the confusion
thus produced will determine the Presiden
tial contest, of 1888 in favor of the politicians
who were driven from power in 1884 by tho
election of Grover Cleveland.”
GOV. GORDON’S TOUR.
He is Catechised by a Man in the Audi
ence at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Nov. I. —Gov. John B. Gor
don, of Georgia, addressed a large audience
at Music Hall to-night. At the end of his
speech he offered to answer any questions
that might be asked of him.
“What have you to say of Gen. Jackson’s
speech at Macon 1” inquired a man in the
“Nothing.” said Gov. Gordon.
“Doyou consider it treasonable:’ asked
“I have nothing to say,” was the Gov
Gen. G. W. Morgan, of Mount Vernon,
introduced the Governor. Gen. Morgan
closed his eulogy by referring to the stars
and stripes, and saying that it was the only
flag that could henceforth wave over the
North and South.
Just then Gov. Gordon walked rapidly to
where Gen. Morgan was standing and kissed
him directly in the mouth."
NOT TO DISCUSS LOCAL ISSUES.
“I have not come to Ohio to discuss local
issues,” said the Governor, when he began
“I am profoundly impressed with the
conviction that the sooner the barriers that
divide Ohio and Georgia are broken
down, the better it will be for your inter
ests and for mine. I shal 1 not detain you
by any defense of myself nor shall I at
tempt a reply to the unwarranted, ungra
cious and ungentlemanly attacks upon
my character. At Appomatiox on
the night of April 9, when the air was still
murky with the smoko of war lief ore we
had been paroled, I sat on my horse, and
gathering around me the remnant of a
shattered army, I began to preach the re
union of my country. I defy any man to
put a finger upon one word which has es
caped my lips since that time inconsistent
with that declaration. God knows we have
suffered enough by war.
SECTIONAL HATE A CURSE.
“We do not want any more of it, but I
have sometimes thought that I would be
willing to see one more war, that we might
march under the stars and stripes, shoulder
to shoulder against a common foe. If T
could call lightning down to-night I would
blast forever this horrible feeling of sec
Gov. Gordon then read an extract from
a Republican paper, saving that his hands
were red with the blood of innocent negroes.
He then walked to the edge of the platform
and asked the reporters of the Republican
papers if they saw any blood on his hands.
Ho paid a high tribute to tho faithful
ness of the blacks in the .South, saying
that they had remained behind during the
rebellion, and had protected the wives and
daughters of then - masters. Greater spirit
was devoted to answering the attacks made
upon him by the Lender. The Governor
will remain here until to-morrow night,
when he will leave for Georgia.
Randall Taking Unusual Interest in
Washington, Nov. I.— Representative
Samuel J. Randall ordinarily takes very
little interest in the contested election cases
that come before the House of Representa
tives beyond voting to seat the Democratic
candidate. He is not ant to do anything
about them, but ho has taken pains to get a
copv of the testimony, so-called, presented
by 'Contestant Thocbe in his contest with
Speaker Carlisle and to read it carefully.
He is quoted as saying that it made out a
strong prima facie case, but this seems too
absurd to be credited. At all events, he is
taking an interest in this case which ho lias
not shown in any contested election case for
November’s Debt Statement.
Washington, Nov. 1. —The debt state
ment issued to-day shows the reduction of
the public debt during the month of Octo
ber to lie $16,833,695; the decrease of the
debt since June 30, 1887, $40,736,035; the
cash in the Treasury $497,383,201; gold cer
tideates outstanding $99,684,773: silver cer
tificates outstanding $160,713,957; certifi
cates of deposit outstanding ¥7,215.000;
legal tender outstanding $346,681,016; frac
tional currency, not including the amount
estimated as lost or destroyed, $6,943,916.
The Total Population cf the Territory
30,400—The Taxable Property.
Washington, Nov. I. —A. I’. Swineford.
Governor of Alaska, in his annual report
says: “The population of the Territory is
estimated as follows; Whites 5,000, creoles
(practically white) 1,800, Aleutes 2,300, na
tives partially educated and civilized 3,500,
total civilized population 12,000. uncivilized
natives 26,800: total population 39,400. Ten
million dollars is a conservative esti
mate of the value of all the taxii
ble property in the Territory ex
clusive of the .Alaska Corfunercial Company’s
establishment on the seal islands. Very
little has been accomplished or attempted
in the way of agricultural, development,
this notwithstanding that there is a very
considerable acreage of tillable land in
Southern Alaska with a soil that produces
most luxurious vegetation. Experiments
which have been made leave no room for
doubt that all the cereals except corn can
be grown to perfection in many sections.
NO STOCK RAISING.
Nothing has yet been done in the way of
stock raising. 'On the subject of mine and
minerals the Governor says wonderful re
sults are being produced. The great mine
and mill on Douglas Island have' been in
steady operation during tlie year, turning
out gold bullion at tho rate of SIOO,OOO per
month. At one point a Boston company is
erecting a mill with 160 head .of
stamps. Several mills have been
put in operation in Silver Bow basin,
and large quantities of a high grade
have been found. Rich discoveries have
also been made in the region of Berner’s
bay, and rich placer diggings have been re
ported found on Sitaiulc river, or "Forty
Mile creek.” The product of the fisheries
for the year he estimated at over 11,500,000
pounds of canned and 14,000 barrels of salt
salmon. Tho whale fisheries have produced
in the neighborhood of 600,000 gallons of oil
and 250,000 pounds of bone, about the same
as last year. The annual catch of cod
amounts to about 5,000,000 pounds. The to
tal value of- the product of the Alaska
fisheries for the year is estimated a. $3,000,
Production to be Curtailed One Half
for One Year.
Pittsburg, Nov. I.—Concerning the great
shut-down movement of the oil producers
which went into effect to-day the Oil City
Derrick this morning said: “Tho most im
portant deal ever consummated in the his
tory of tho oil business was brought to a
head at a late hour last night, ’The execu
tive and advisory boards of the Producers’
Protective Association held two sessions at
Arlington yesterday afternoon and last
night, and a great shut-down movement
was completed in every detail, and a shut
down or a shut-in will go intoeffect. to-day.”
The Derrick makes tho announcement, by
authority of the two boards, that the con
tracts contemplate the shutting in for one
year of one-half the production. based on
gauges of wells during July and August, and
the entire stoppage of drilling for the same
length of time. No glycerine is to be used
in ttie same time, and no wells are to be
cleaned out. The general feature of the
plan is that the Standard Oil Com
pany has set 5,000,000 barrels of oil
at 62c. a barrel, the profits on this to be
divided among those producers who shut in
their wells and comply with all the terms
of the contract. In addition to this, the
Standard and producers have made a pool
of 2,000,000 barrels, the profits accruing
from which is to create a wage fund for
laboring men thrown out of employment.
MANY PEOPLE POISONED.
Seven Already Dead and Twenty-two
Others Under the Effects.
New Orleans, Nov. I.—A special from
Delhi, La., gives particulars of a horrible
wholesale poisoning. Ou Friday evening
last George C. King, who resides four or
five miles southwest of Laura, gave a dance
and supper at his residence. After
the supper was nearly over all
the guests were taken violently
sick. A doctor was sent for who pro
nounced the sickness caused by poison of
some kind, and he was unable to render
much relief. Louis King. Jr., Ben King,
Walter Bell, Lee Ford, John O’Brien, Jr.,
and Miss Minnie Brown, all white, and
Zeke Hill (colored) have since died
and the wife of Zeke Hill and his six
children, A-a Ford and six children
(whites). Mrs. Louis King and children,
Tronic Walker and child, one of the Dur
ham boys, Bruce Spires, and Hilliard
Butler wife and children are ilangerously
sick, but were alive at last accounts.
Abe Washburne was quite sick but
is now out of danger. No motive can be
assigned for the dastardly /deed. The cook
is not supposed to be guilty, as she is dan
gerously sick and her husband end one or
two of her children are dead. The doctor
and others are investigating the matter to
ascertain the nature of the poison.
A CORPSE IN A BOX. '
Medical Ghouls Snatched a Handsome
Girl’s Remains from her Grave.
Des Moines, Nov. I.—The dead body of
a handsome young girl was discovered in a
box at the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
railroad depot yesterday. It had been
placed in a common box, and checked
through as baggage. An investigation
proved the corjise to be the body of
Katie Dunn, 19 years of age, who
formerly resided at Charlton. She
afterwards lived in St. Joseph
where she died a few days ago, and was
interred at Charlton Saturday. Her grave
must have been immediately desecrated.
Tho Coroner’s inquest developed the fact
that the trunk containing the body had
been shipped from Charlton by Dr. Gilles
pie of East Dcs Moines. Ho was placed
under arrest and admits having sent the
body, but says he received it from a man
he did not know.
New York, Nov. I.—Dr. Loomis who is
attending Secretary Whitney, said to-day:
“Mr. Whitney is not suffering from any or
ganic disease. He is simply bi-okeu down
from overwork. For some time he has been
complaining of sick headaches, which have
increased lately, until he was forced to take
much needed rest. This has at once had a
beneficial effect on his health, for he is al
ready feeling tietter.”
Secretary Whitney was shown a dispatch
from Washington to-night stating that he
had determined to retire from tho Cabinet,
and that his sickness could lie made a pre
text for his resignation. He wrote in reply:
“No, there is nothing in it. I have at no
time considered the matter of resigning."
Women and Home Missions.
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. I.— The Women’s
Home Missionary Society of the Methodist
Church will conclude its session to-day.
There are 09 conference societies with 1,200
auxiliary societies, having an annual mem
bership of 30,000, a life membership of 500
and SIXIO,OOO lias been raised in money and
supplies. One hundred and thirty-one mis
sion teachers have been put in the field.
The convention will meet at Grace Church,
Boston, next y.-at.
O'BRIEN TO MAKE A FIGHT
HE WILL RESIST BEING TREATED
AS A CRIMINAL.
His Attitude So Determined That the
Governor of the Prison in Which Ho
is Incarcerated Asks Instructions of
the Prison's Board Gladstone's Only
Cork, Nov. I.—The Mayor lias informed
the municipal authorities that Mr. O’Brien
having promised to resist to the death his
subjection to the treatment of an ordinary
criminal, the governor of the prison in
which he is incarcerated, at the Mayor’s re
quest, has telegraphed to the Prisons Board
asking advice as to the course he shall pur
sue. The Mayor will see Mr. O’Brien daily
and report to the municipal officers.
Gladstone’s single aim.
London, Nov. I.—Mr. Gladstone has
written a letter in reply to n question re
garding free education in which he says:
"1 do not wish to enter into anew con
troversy. lam devoted to a settlement of
one subject of progress on which all other
subjects must depend.”
YV. H. Smith writes regarding the charges
made by Mr. Gladstone that the Ministry
is setting an example of lawbreaking in
Ireland, that the Ministry cannot deal seri
ously with charges which are refuting
themselves. The Ministry, lie says, is
amenable to the courts if it ben lawbreaker.
PARLIAMENT TO BE LONG-LIVED.
Lord Hartington, speaking at Plymouth
to-day, said that the present game ol' the
opposition was to bring about a dissolution
of Parliament, and part of their policy was
to create the impression that a general elec
tion would soon take place and would re
sult in the defeat of the Unionists. He did
not see anv reason why Parliament
should be short-lived. On the contrary,
it. was so constituted that it ought to Imi
its full term. It contained no elements
which threatened speedy dissolution. Any
difficulties which had hitherto been in the
way of cordial co-operation between the
Liberal-Unionists and Conservatives were
disapiiearing. Such difficulties would lie
less during the coming session than they
had been during the previous one. The
alliance had been cemented by the conduct
of the opposition in and out of Parliament.
There was no reason why common action
against the common foe of the Unionists
and the country should not continue with
beneficial results during the life-time of
Parliament. [Cheers. ]
DILLON ADVISES VIOLENCE.
PI'BLIN, Nov. 1. —Mr. Dillon addressed a
league meeting at Limerick to-day. He con
demned the authorities for imprisoning Mr.
O’Brien, declaring tha,. their action was an
outrage upon the Irish race. Partisan
.judges, he said,confirmed the MitchelLstown
sentence under circumstarioes astounding
even to those accustomed hi the mockery of
the law in Ireland. If Mr. O’Brien’s friends
had had force enough, they would have
tried the matter out on the spot, and res
cued Mr. O'Brien at any cost. He would
scorn and condemn people who, having
power and arms to procure liberty, would
submit to such brutal tyranny.
THE DUBLIN NATIONALIST CLUB.
The inaugural dinner of the Dublin Na
tionalist Club was given this evening.
Archbishop Croke, Archbishop YValsh and
T. Sexton sent letters apologizing for their
absence. Michael Davitt, who responded
to the toast, “Ireland a Nation,”
referring to Mr. Chamberlain’s statement
that Ireland’s desire for nationality was a
mere sentiment, said that if there was on
earth a people devoid of sentiment the
puuishment he would inflict upon them
would be to make Mr. Chamberlain their
WORTH $lO,OOO A WEEK.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 1. —The following
cablegram sent from here this morning ex
Detroit. Mich., Nov. 1, 1887.
To Joth Ciillin Biqwr, .If. P.. London:
The league is geiling into line. Ten thousand
dollars more to test coercion. Half of this sum
from fearless Philadelphia. O'Brien in prison
worth ten thousand a week.
Ohart.es OTtrn.r.v, Treasurer.
FRANCE’S COMING CRISIS.
The Right, Supported by the Radicals,
Bound to Oust Grevy.
London', Nov. I.— The Times correspon
dent at Paris says: “President Grevy is
preparing a Cabinet crisis in order to drown
the Wilson commotion. Tho Cabinet will
be upset on the conversion debate, and M.
de Freycinet will become Premier. This
will, however, only stave •4Y the inquiry
which will be demanded later by the Right
supported by the Radicals. Then President
Grevy will be upset. The Radicals will call
a emigre s to elect his successor. Secret
committees are being formed in all parts of
Paris to watch for a favorable op(>ortunity
to exert mob pressure on tho election of
The official journal anonymously ac
knowledges the receipt ol 40,000f. from M.
Wilson. This amount represents the amount
of postage due on letters Ranked by him
under the presidential seal.
GREVY TO RETIRE.
London, Nov. I.— The Standard's cor
respondent in Paris asserts I hat President
Grevy lias fully decided to retire to private
life when the Wilson affair blows over.
London, Nov. 3, 4 a. m,— The Telegraph,
Daily Mews und Chronicle, all contain edi
torials expressing a belief that President
Cleveland is in sympathy with the peace
memorialist movement, and thut the cause
lias made an advance. The Standard tuny*
the reply of tho President is laconic, and
perhaps a trifle oracular, but we gather
from the caution exhibited, that ho does not
see his way to tho immediate maturing of
such a treaty. The deputation itself can
scarcely have failed to discern that the
Praiident’s language contained a covert ro
buko to their too sanguine hopes.
London, Nov. I.— The prosecution of
Constable Edioott, who arrested Miss Cass
on a charge of being an improtier character,
and who was indicted by the Middlesex
grand jury for perjury because of the evi
dence ho gave against her, has collapsed.
The Judge before whom the case was hoard
held that tho evidence of Miss Cmw was not
corroborated, and discharged the constable.
Berlin, Nov. I.—Cnwonted precautions
were taken by the French authorities on
Saturday to protect German officials who
were surveying the scene of the recent fron
tier incident. The utmost courtesy was
shown on both sides.
Postponed for a Few Days.
London, Nov. 1. —The meeting of the
Presbyterian .-Ecumenical Council, which
is to be held in London next year, has been
postponed from June 30 to July 3 at the re
quest of the American delegates.
A Tolerably Good Night.
Berlin, Nov. I.— Emperor William
passed a tolerably good night last night.
ANARCHISTS WRITE LETTERS.
Gov. Oglesby Informed That They
Want No Mercy at His Hands.
Chicago, Nov. I.—George Engel, Louis
Lingg and Adolph Fischer, of the group of
death sentenced Anarchists, have written
open letters to Gov. Oglesby refusing any
commutation of sentence short of liberty,
asserting their innocence of the Haymarket
murder and declaring their unabated faith
in ttie principles of anarchy.
Fischer, who gave all three of the letters
to a reporter, asked that they be printed
without change. Following is one of them:
Cook Oocnty Jail, Chicago, Nov. 1, Iflfl'.'
.-In Onrn Letter to Mr. K. o'. Oglesby, Governor
of the Stole, of Illinois:
Dear Sin I am aware that petitions are be
ing circulated and signed by the general
public asking you to commute the sentence
of death which was inflicted upon mo
by the Criminal Court of this state. Atieut
this action of the sympathizing and well-mean
ing portion of the people 1 solemnly declare it
has uot my sanction. Asa man of honor, as a
man of conscience, and as a man of principle I
cannot accent mere.v. I am not guilty of the
charges in the indictment of murder. I am no
murderer, and cannot, apologize for action of
whi h l know lam innocent. And should 1 ask
“mercy" on account of my principles which
I houestly believe to ha true anil noble. No, I
am no hypocrite, and have, therefore, no ex
cuses to offer with regard to being an Anarchist
because the experiences of the past, eighteen
months have only strengthened my conviction.
The question is: Am 1 responsible for the
death of I he policemen at the Haymarket. and 1
-ay lie, unb sh you assent that every abolitionist
could have been held responsible for
the deeds of John Brown. Therefore
I could not ask or accept "mercy,”
w ithout lowering myself in my self-estimation,
if 1 cannot obtain justice from the authorities
nnd be restored to my family, then I prefer that
the verdict be carried out as it stands. Every
informed person must, I should think, admit
that the verdict is solely due to class hatred,
prejudice, inflaming of public opinion of a ma
licious newspaper fraternity, onda desire on the
(girl of the privileged class to check t he progress
ive labor movement. Interested parties,
of course, deny this, but it is
nevertheless true, and I am
sure that coming a.:es will look upon our trial,
conviction and execution, as the people of tho
nineteenth century regard the barbarities of
past generations, as the outcome of the intol
erance aud prejudice against advanced ideas.
History repeats itself. As the powers t hat be
have at all times thought, they could stem the
progressive tide by exterminating a few “kick
era,” so do the ruling class of to-day
imagine they can put a stop to the movement,
of labor emancipation by hanging a few of its
advocates. Progress in its victorious march
has had to overcome many obstacles which
seemed invincible, and many of its apostles have
died as martyrs. The obstacles which bar the
read of progress to day seem to lie invincible,
too, but they will be overcome, nevertheless
At nil times when the condition of society has
become such thal a targe portion of the people
complained of existing injustice, the ruling
classes have denied the truth of
these complaints, but have said
the discontent of a portion of the people
in question was due to the “pernicious influence
of malicious agitators." To-day again some
people assert that the “d— agitators" are
the calls*.* of immense dissatisfaction among the
working people. Who speak thus? Can you
nit read’’will you not read the signs of the
t imes? Do you not see that the clouds on the
social Armament are thickening? Are you not.
for instance, aware that control of
industry and of means of transportation,
is constantly concentrating in fewer
hands; that the monopolists, i. e.. the sharks
among the capitalists, swallow the liltleones
among us; that ‘trusts,” "pools” and other
combinations are being formed in order to more
thoroughly and systematically fleece the people;
that under the present system, development,
technical and mechanical, is from year to year
throwing more workingtuen on the wayside;
that in some jiarts of this great and fertile land
a majority of the farmers are obliged to mort
gage their homes iu order to satisfy t tie greed of
monster corporations; that in short the rich are
constantly growing richer and the poor poorer
Yes, and do you not comprehend that all these
evils find their origin in the present, Institutions
of society, which allows one portion of the
human race to build fortunes upon the mis
fortunes of others to enslave thefr fellowinen?
Instead of trying to remedy these evils, and in
stead of ascertaining just what the cans** of the
dissatisfaction isthe ruling classes throuirb their
mouth-piece, the press, pulpit, etc., defame aud
misrepresent, the characters, teachings and
motive of the advocates of social reconstruction,
and use the rifle aud club on them, and if the
opportunity is favorable send them to the gal
lows and prisons. Will this do any good? As
an answer i may as well quote the following
words, with which Benjamin Franklin
closed his satirical essay, “Rules for
Reducing a Great Empire to a Small
One," which he dedicated to the English
government in 177 ft. “Suppose all their (the
"kickers' ) complaints to lie invented and pro
moted bv a few- factious demagogues whom If
you could catch and hang would be quiet.
Caleb and hang a few accordingly, slid the
blood of mart yrs shall work miracles in favor of
your purpose." (i. e., your own ruin) So I say so
ciety may hang a number of the diseipiee of
progress who have disinterestedly served
the cause of the sons of toll,
which is the cause of humanly,
hut their blood will work miracles in bringing
alxmt lhe downfall of modern society and in
hastening the birth of anew era of civilization.
Magna est Veritas et prevaUbet.
The other two letters are written in the
same strain, and bear evidence of having
been composed by the same hand. Engel's
letter was certainly not w ritten hy himself.
The body of the epistle is written in a bold,
free hand, while Engel’s signature is con
tracted and clumsy.
The Czar to Stop at Stockholm.
Moscow, Nov. 1. —M. de Giers has in
formed the Turkish Embassador that the
Czar will return to Russia via Stockholm.
While in Stockholm he will pay a visit to
King Oscar in return for the latter’s visit at
The German envoy at Copenhagen has
boeti instructed to intimate that the Ger
man Court will not consider it an act of dis
courtesy if the Czar, out of regard for the
health of his family, returns home through
Germany without coming to Berlin; and
that, on the other band, if he should visit
Emperor William he will be given tho
Do Lessepa’ High Hopes.
Paris, Nov. 1. —Count de Lessepe has an
nounced to the Academy of Science that the
Panama canal will be opened Feb. 3, IhPO.
The work will uot then be entirely com
pleted, but passage will be free for twenty
ships a day It is estimated that, this traffic
will produce an annual revenue of from
'jo.odo.ooor. to i00,000,000f.
All-saints’ day at Paris,
Paris Nov. I.—All-saints day was
observed here in the usual manner. The
avenues leading to the cemeteries were
crowded all day. Sympathizers with Gen.
Boulanger too’k advantage of the occasion
to make demonstrations in his honor, but no
A Town Burned.
Berlin, Nov. 1. —Advices have been re
ceived from Warsaw that the town of
Kluziu has been totally destroyed by flra
Three hundred and fifty houses and a”num
ber of stores were burned, and many lives
The Panama at Havana.
Havana, Nov. 1.-—Tlie Spanish steamer
Panama, from New York, which was ashore
on the Florida coast, has arrived here, hav
ing lieen floated Holiday afternoon. Alien
board are well.
Waddlngton to Resign.
London, Nov. I.— M. Waddington, the
French .Ambassador here, will soon resign.
Count do Cbambordy has been designated as
i PRICE $lO A YEAR i
1 ft CENTS A COPY, f
'ONE SURVIVOR PICKED ITPl T P
THE STORY OF THE LOSS OF THE
VERNON TOLD AT LAST.
She Foundered So Suddenly During
tho Gale That There Was Not Time
to Man a Boat—Nearly Everybody
Went to the Bottom Without Being
Able to Leave the Vessel.
•Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Nov. I.—Uptothe
arrival of the schooner Fomroy, from Chi
cago, which passed through the bay to-day,
it was supposed that not a single survivor
was left of the forty or fifty peopleou board
tho propeller Vernon, which went down off
Sheboygan early last Saturday morning. It
is now known, however, that at least one
man lives to tell the tale of that terrible
night on Lake Michigan. The Pomroy has
on board the only survivor so far
as is known of that awful dis
aster. The name of tha man thus
rescued from death after he had given up
all hope of ever again setting his foot upon
dry land, is Alfred Stone, of Chicago, one
of the Vernon’s crew. Ho had been in the
water sixty hours, exposed to the bitter
piercing wind and without a bite to eat.
When the Fomroy discovered him on a
raft last, night about eight miles from She
boygan (it was clear moonlight,) Stone was
so cohl os to be almost helpless and so weak
from hunger that he could scarcely move.
Although still very weak from the effect
of his awful experience Stone was able to
make a brief statement of tbe|uever-to-be
forgotton night; “I was awakened in the
middle of the night,” he says, "by the cries
of the passengers and crew’ that the vessel
was sinking. I sprang out of a window and
found myself on a Ufo raft with six other
persons. I cannot say now who my
companions were. Part of them were mem
bers of the crew and part were passengers.
It seemed only a moment before the vessel
had gone down, and T believe that all tut a
few of those on board went down with her.
I do not know just how many people were
nlxmnl at the time, but the number could
not have been far from fifty. We pasted
through an awful night. I think I never
saw such a sea as that which tossed our little
raft at its mercy. When daylight came we
hoisted a signal of distress, using a coat tied
to an oar.
LEFT TO HIS FATE.
“Two vessels passed so near us Saturday
that they must have seen our signal, yet for
some reason they apparently made no effort
to reach us. The storm still raged, and it
may be that they had all they could do to
save themselves. One after another of my
companions perished in the cold or was
washed off the raft when they became too
numb with cold to hold on any longer. Wo
never saw any others from the sunken
steamer, and 1 don’t believe any others sur
vived. The vessel went down so suddenly
that tho crew had not time to man a boat.”
When Stone was picked up there was the
corpse of one man on the raft with him, the
other four having perished several hours
before. Stone says this man was one of the
crow, whose name he doee not know.
A GALE IN ENGLAND.
Great Damage Done to Shipping Along
London, Nov. 1. —A gale prevail*
throughout England. Telegraph wires
have been broken, chimneys blown down,
trees uprooted, and a number of minor
marine casualties are reported.
Seven vessels were wrecked at Cardiff and
many wrecks are reported from other
places. The gale, which is terrific, extend*
around the entire coast o the United King
dom and is accompanied by rain. The
reports of the stranding of vessels continue
to bo received, and an immense amount of
damage has been done. At Falmouth a
number of vessels have been driven ashore.
The gale began subsiding this afternoon.
Tho races at Brighton which were suspended
on account of tlio storm w ere resumed. A
score of vessels in the Mersey broke from
their moorings and drifted broadside up the
river. There was one very serious collision.
It is reported that the British bark Tem
ple Bar, bound for Rio Janeiro, has foun
dered in the British Channel and her crew,
numbering eighteen persons, were lost.
THE BLOW AT BREST.
Brest, Nov. I.—A hurricane has been
raging here since morning, and vessels have
been unable to leave the roadstead. Many
fishing sinaeks and pilot vessels have foun
dered during the storm.
TROOPS TAKE THE FIEED
The Movement to Suppress the Crow
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. I.—Tj>e Pioneer
Press, Ft. Custer, special, dated early this
morning says: “Orders have been issued for
troops to move to-day. Five companies o*
cavalry, and one of infantry under
command of Brig. Gen. Ruger, taka
the field at 0 o’clock this morn*
ing. Troop A., first Cavalry,
reached Custer station last night, aud is
now euroute hero. A courier from tha
Crow agency reports a large and very noisy
f athering of Indians near the agency, anti
udiaus war drums could be heard last
night all along the Big Horn river. Th
Indians are all ordered to be in camp by
Friday night, and all out after that will be
treated as hostile. The troojs ar? in high
Danville’s New Railroad.
Danville, Va., Nov. l.—Tho incorpo
rators of the Danville and Seaboard rail
road met to-day, paid in SIO,OOO as required
under their charter and organised for busi
ness by the election of the following officers:
President, Maj. W. T. Sutherlin; Directors,
.1. 1). Blair, F. X. Burton, J. G. Hena, J.
H. School field and M. P. Jordon. The road
is designed to run from Danville to a con
nection with the Seaboard and Roanoke
Air-Line. The road has strong backing and
every prospect of early construction.
Decoration Day at New Orleans.
New Orleans, Oct. 1. —The custom in
this city of honoring the dead on the anni
versary of All-saints-day by decorating th
graves'and tombs with flowers, evergreens,
wreaths and mourning mottoes was gener
oily observed to-day. The weather wa*
clear and pleasant and visitors to the feme
teries this afternoon were very numerous.
The Thistle at Home.
London. Nov. I.—The Scotch yachi
Thistle, whiqb loft New York Oct 14, ar
rived at Greenock to-day. She had a good
voyage. Tho lxt day’s run was 258 nule*
and the worst 75. She behaved well.
Bombay's Cholera Epidemic.
Alexandria, Nov. I.—Vessels from
Bombay are subjected to twenty-lour hours
quarantine at Suez, owing to’ the report#
that cholera is increasing at Bombay.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. I.—The total regia
tration of voters in Cincinnati this year i#
56.311. an increase of 3,013 over last year-