Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, December 04, 1891, Image 4
so . plain if the Democrats refase to have . it put on aftzr his ticket is voted. It . the Legislature of New York, it is . their duty to held on: to them, and al . low the party and the people, what HY ET Leh: Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance Bellefonte, Pa., Dec. 4, 1891. P. GRAY MEEK, - - - Epitor S———— — It Won’t Work We have done our best and labored the hardest kind of a way to sympa- thize with the republicans of New York, who are trying to make them- selves and the public believe they are being counted out of both the Senate and House, but someway or other it won't work. Whenever we get pretty close to the sympathyzing point, then comes that recollection of '76 and the more recent one of .a dozen or more Democratic congressmen, who, only last winter, were counted out, for no other reason than that they were Demo- crats, and the additional remembrance of how solidly and how enthusiastical- ly the whole republican party endorsed this action, and it knocks our sym- pathy all side ways. . In fact, to be real truthful and confidential, we rath- er enjoy the grimmaces and grievances of these people who are now the under dogs in the fight, up in New York. When a Democratic congressman was made to “walk the plank,” and the republican majority in congress was increased an additional vote, by the methods they knew so. well how to en- force, it was all right; and new, that the boot is on the other leg, we pre- -sume it is all right to; atleast we take it to be se. The republican papers «may howl and growl all they have a ~mind to, but if Mr. MoxreE, J&., didn’t know enough to print “Jr” to his name oa the ticket, he mus'nt com- is not the province of Democratic managers to give up a good thing when they have it, and as they have honest- Jy and fairly secared both houses of . ever advantage there is in honest Deaio- cratic legislation. ———— Shot at Dr. Hall. On Sunday, November 29th, as Itz. Joan Harr, the eminent New. York divine, was leaving his church, the _ Fifth Avenue Presbyterian, a Ger man by the name of Jeux G. Rats stepped over from the opposite side of the street and fired three shots in suc- ..cession.at the minister, none of which however, did moreserious damage than to break the glass panels in the door of the.passage. Ramm was at once locked up and he evidently is insane. sHe insisted that Dz. Harr, Judge Hinton and Dr. Pomter were con: -gpiring to do him mental and physical harm, Dk. Harn when interviewed on the subject, admitted that he had ‘known Ragu for some time, but posi- ~tively refused to say anything more abant the matter. PT EE AREER. Avairing Too Muaok. ‘The Republicans have a great time ingetting the Jingo Statesman up to that point physically, that they car put, him before the country in.a condi- tion that wili.stand the strain and. ‘buffet of a presidential campaign. We Aare sure that the public,—the present Executive and his postmaster driends rexcepted—would be delighted to learn <hat Mr. ELAINE wes entirely restored wo health; but really the persistent and. «continuous reiteration of the exeellent physical condition he is now enjoying, is beginning to leave the impression that he is not as well as representad, and that the statements . of his broken down constitetion have :more of truth about them, than is generally believed. If heiis the well man we are told he is, | what isthe nse of eternaliy reminding | the public of this fact? Tle physical condition of other promiuent men is not the subject of daily presentation through the press. Why should that of Mr. BLaINg be an exception, if he is really as strong as he is represented to the public to be? ——Cuarces E. DexcLEr, of Potts- ville, has been appointed National Bank Examiner for the Eastern Dis- trict of Pennsylvania, to take the place of examiner Drew, who succeeded so | admirably in drawing the wool over the public's eye, in connection with the condition of the Spring Garden and Keystone National banks. If Dene- LER proves half as expert, in hiding the facts about these government ghave shops, as the other republican examin- ers have, there will be no trouble in a dozen or two more of them getting away with what the KeNNEDEYs, MaRsH, Barpsiey and their pals left, After all, there is just about as much hum- buggery about this examiner business, as there is favoritism and slipperiness i can leaders and the party newspapers The Golden Jubilee of Archbishop Kenrick. In St. Louis, on last Sunday, the- golden jubilee of PETER RIcHARD KEN- RICK, the venerable and beloved Arch- bishop of the Diocese of Missouri - was celebrated. No event, in tue ‘Catholic church in America, for years has gath- ered together so many distinguished dignitaries as met to do honor to this noble old man, who for fifty years has se wisely conducted church affairs in that part of the country. The golden jubilee of a bishop is one of the ‘rarest events in the records of the church. This is the first time it has ever hap- pened in the United States, and it is scarcely any wouder that the church throughout the world is interested in the celebration. The Archbishop was bora in Dublin, Ireland, in 1806, of an excellent family, studied at Maynooth College, and was ordained to the priest hood in 1832. Ia 1833 he.came to ‘Philadelphia where he taught in the Overbrook Semirary and edited «the Catlolic Hera!d. In 1851 he was con- secrated Bishop and sent to St.Louis and from that until this time he has proven himself to be one of the great est churchmen ot the age. A wise ad- ministrator, a learned scholar and an ideal Catholic gentleman. Que of the features of the celebra- tion, which was magnificent-in all its details and wnich lasted frem Sunday morning till Monday night, was the presentation of a residence by the laity that cost $50,000. That in & practical way -expresses the esteem .in which this good man is held not only in his owa church, but by citizens of every creed. Cardinal Gizroxs, twelve arch- bishops, sixty- five bishops, five wmitred abbots, and nearly 300 priests partici pated in the jubilee services,which con- sisted of lectures, banquets and a Grand Pontificial mass: Take Heed. A “got rich quick” establishment and another dishonest broker. An overburdened brain and a new patientat the insane asylum, a distinguished name stained, and another heart brok- en family, .is the story of New York's latest sensation. mon in itself that no one gives it a se- cond thought except, as in this case, where it is connected with a family whose name is honored throughout the English-speaking world. We can excuse a man poor and hungry who breaks the eighth commandment that he and his may live. We can even understand why the poor clerk over steps the bounds of honesty for the comforts his associates enjoy ; but the motive that would prompta young, talented and rich man to sacrifice name, honor and fame for the almighty dollar ie more desperate thaa we can compre- hend. Epwazy M. Firup, who wrecked the firm of FierLp LiNprLey Wi-cHERS & Co. is a son ot€yrus W., the great merchant and financier to whose ener- gy and courage we are indebted tor the first ocean cable, and a nephew of Dax. 1EL KupLEy FieLp, one of the greatest giants at the American bar, Justice StepgeN J Frew, of the Supreme Court,.and the Rev. |Dr. Henry M. FieLp, the clergyman and writer, should be a fair warning to others who are tempted to be dishonest that if they yield, ruin. will surely follow. Ruin in this instance means a hopeless case at the Vercon Home, a private mad house out .of New Yor! city, and a keart broken old man, who atthe close of a busy life is stripped of houses, lands and securities awd who is now seriously ill, prostrated by the death of hisbeloved wife and his son’s dishonor, .Paynish Them. From the Harrisburg Patriot. The ecandal about bogus tax receipts in Philadelphia .seems to have been smothered. Fora time the Republi were loud in their, denunciation of the erime and bold in the declaration that the forgers would be brought to punish- ment. That was when the Republiean leaders and party newspapers thought that Demoerats alone were implicated. Why has the heat subsided? One conjeeture, which is something more The story is so com. ! those points. Cyrus Field's Sorrows. Practically Penniless aud His Son in an Insane Asylum. New York, December 2.—There has been a slight improvement in the condition of Cyrus W. Field, who was thought to be dying yesterday after- noon. Dr, Fuller issued the tollowing bulletin this morning: “Mr. Field slept better last night. His condition this morning is slightly better than it was yesterday morning. The condi- tion of Mrs. Lindley, Mr. Field's daugh- ter, remains about the same.” Mr, Cyrus W. Field realizes the fact that he is now practically penui- less, his son Edward having taken about everything of value that he had. His remark to a friend, “I am as poor as the day I came into the world,” has excited deep sympathy among all who kuow him. After having tried to commit suicide Edward M. Field has been declared in- sane, and last night he was placed in a private asylum near Mt. Vernon. At noon Dr. Fuller said “there was a favorable outlook for Mr. Field living a considerable time, with slight hopes of ultimate recovery. “Mr. Field,” Dr. Faller said, “is in no immediate .danger ot death. Ile is listless and apathetic, and in the face of his great misfortunes, quite indifferent as to whether he dies or not. In fact I be- lieve he would welcome death as a happy release from his great troubles. A friend of the Field family this af- ternoon said : “The family have de- cided to take Edward M. Field's case before a judge and jury at once. They are determined to have everything op- en and above board, and I know that the family lawyers are drawing up the necessary papers now. The tamily want to have Mr. Field’s sanity passed on publicly, so that it cannot be said that his insanity is being used as a pretense for saving him from the re: sults of his financial wrong doings. The physicians who have examined him will go upon the stand aud testify fully and freely in regard to Mr. ( Field's condition. No one will be able to say then that the family are trying to make out a case of insanity that does not exist.” Dr. Fuller paid his patient, Cyrus W. Field, a visit at 7.50 and at 8.30 issued a bulletin to the effect that Field ‘was resting comfortably. 228 Miles in 240 Minutes. A Pennsylvania Railroad train that passed through Philadelphia Friday (from New York to Washington made the fastest time ever made between The train was a special, chartered by W. P. Paige, proprietor ot the new * Hotel Cochran, of Wash- ington, to convey a party of howl pro- prietors, theatrical managers and newspaper men to the opening of the hotel. The special train was composed of a Pallman combination car, a parlor car and an observation car. The weight of the three cars aggregated 250,000 pounds, while the locomotive, which was the Pennsylvania standard, class “K,with six and a half feet driving wheele, weighed, with its complement .of coal and water, 153,000 pounds. The train left New York at 2.49 p. m., and stopped in the Washington stationat'7 p. m. Engines were changed at'Gray’s Ferry, consuming five minutes and -astop at Baltimore took up six minntes more. Deducting the eleven minutes thus lost, the actual running time was four hours, or 240 minutes for 228 miles, the average running time being 57 miles per hour. The best previous record between the two cities ever made over this line was on March 10, 1891. The Editor Will Duel. ScraxTON, Pa., Nov. 29.—The talk of the city to-day is an encounter be- tween Dr. William Haggerty and James G. Doyle, Scranton editor of the Blmira Telegram, last night. Dr. Hag- gerty was his party’s candidate for May- or of this city last spring. He was also up to within the last month one of the owners of the Scranton Times. It was partly through the influence of Dr. Haggerty that George . Herbert was recently discharged from the Times for attacking General Master Workman T. V. Powderly. Mr. Doyle took up the gauntlet for Mr. Herbert, and has beer assailing Dr. Haggerty fiercely in recent issues of his paper. ast evening, when Mr. Haggerty entered the St. Charles hote! Doyle was there. The doctor walked ap to hiu, and saying : Now, you cur, I don’t waut to hurt you, but I am going to humiliate you before your friends.’ He backed him into a corner and thrice slapped his face. The iatter did nut re- taliate, but left the bar-rocm in .a tower- ing passion. Doyle will demand of the doctor an apology, and in the event of a refusal to make the amende honerable, Le will issue a challenge. A Big Corner in Corn. than eonjecture, cansupply the reason. There are Republicans in the same box. The punishment of Democratic | scamps would involve Republican | scoundrels. The alleged Democratic | leaders have simply been imitators of the Republican leaders. So the pro- posed prosecutions, the threatened pun- ishment, drop, But does the thing end heze? Are the decent people of Philadelphia satis- fied with this? Do they want the same tricks, the same frauds, the same terrible wrongs to prevail next election and all elections thereafter? If they do not they have a chance now to pro- tect themselves. Expose the fraudu- lent tax receipt business of last Novem- ber, turn the foul part of it up to the sunlight, and send to prison, to keep company with the man who stole their money, the men who would steal their rights. ~—Get your job, work dohe at the Warcnyax office. about the National banking system. Seventy-five Cents wn Chicago awl a Dollar Ten in New York. Cua1caGo, Nov. 80.—The wind-up of the November corn deal would seem to prove the assertion that the Chicago end wes nothing but a side show to a big corner in New York. There are some who favor the belief that Cudahy’s heavy shipments of corn to New York to eover his contracts there was the cause of the advance here. The advance in the price to $1.10 in New York against 75 cents in Chicago is also evidence that some persons had the screws turned on them in the former city to-day rather mercilessly, and spee- ulation was rife as to the fortunate and unfortunate parties. The receipts to- day were 761 cars, mostly new corn, only 135 cars inspecting as contract | grades. The cash grain was in splendid demand to fill contracts. The manipu- lators of the ‘‘corner” had to buy, too, | the exportation from Russia of wheat and its products. This edict has follow- | in order to keep up the price, 72a74ec. being the range. Chinese Rebels. Not a Christian Escaped Massacre in the Takou District. | — | Pekin, Nov. 30.—The Government is fully aware of the serious condition which confronts it, and every possible step is being taken to break the strength of the rebels before they get within striking distance of the capital. The rebel forces are divided into two sections, but as yet the general public here does not know whether or not both columns are marching in the di- rection of Pekin. It is now said that the local Manda- rins at Takou agreed to allow the reb- els free license for the outrage of Chris- tians, provided they did no harm to the other inhabitants. These terms were accepted by the rebels, and they pur- sued their work without let or hinder- ance. Three hundred Europeans and native Christians were massacred. It is believed that not a single Christian in the district escaped. The revolutionary movement in the north originated in Manchooria, on the northeast of China proper, and in Mon- golia, which lies to the east of Man- chooria. These countries are separat- ed from the Empire by the Great Wall of China. This gigantic work was built to pre- vent invasions from the north, and the Imperial authorities have taken meas- ures to bring the rebels to a halt there. Viceroy, has dispatched several thou- sand troops to the chief points of the Great Wall, where it is probable the insurgents will attempt to force a pas- sage. A desperate resistance will be made at those places to stop the on- ward progress of the rebels, for once they pass the Great Wall there is no doubt that they will rapidly push on to Pekin. Consternation prevails among the Protestant missionaries in the districts through which it is expected the reb- els will pass. The local officials at Tsunha have declared that they are powerless to protect the missionaries, and that if they desired to save their lives thev had better seek safety in flight: The missionaries at Tsunha have therefore abandoned their stations and sought refuge in safer parts of the country. ; The New South. Some Facts About the Wonderful Pro- gress of That Section. Hon. Patrick Walsh, of Georgia president of the Augusta exposition, has written a letter to President Harri- son in respect to a request for informa- tion in regard to the industrial progress of the South in which he says : . “The South is developing rapidly, and her manufacturing possibilities can’t be exaggerated. The South’s cot- ton mills used last year over 600,000 bales of the 2,400,000 consumed by the United States. In 1880, the South took only 180,900 bales. Of the 9,000,- 000 tons of iron produced last year the South contributed 2,000,000 tons or more than the entire production of the Union in 1860. Eagland fell behind our country last year 500,000 tons. It isone of the most encouraging evidences of the South’s industrial progress that she produced last year nearly one-fourth the amount of the iron produced in Great Britain. The figures given are approximately correct. The South’s fu- ture for the manufacture of cotton is as- sured. Her production of iron and the manufacture thereof aftord profitable fields for investment.” What Advertising Did. The marriage of Charles S. Denning and Clara Oakley, which occurred here this afternoon, has a romance. The couple were betrothed, ten years ago and the marriage day bad been fixed. A week previous to the date set Den- ning and his affianced took a drive to Vestal village, 15 miles west of this €ty. The couple spent the day there and toward night started home. Den- ning lost his way, and day was just breaking when he make the startling discovery that he was nearly 80 miles from home and driving in & direction opposite to the one he should have tak- en. The horse was turned about and the tiresome ride toward home was be- gnn. The lady in a fit of anger return- ed the lover's betrothal ring and broke off the engagment. He went West and was heard from no more. She repented her folly in a few weeks and tried to discover his whereabouts, but without avail. g Recently Miss Oakley secured posses- sion of a matrimonial journal. One advertisement seemed to possess a pecu- liar fascination for her, and she answer- ed it. A correspondence sprang up and she was favorably impressed. She con- sented to fix a day forthe wedding. The gentleman arrived in this city last evening, and what was the amazement of the prospective bride to seein him her boy lover of ten years ago. Denning isnow in prosperious circumstances and resides in Denver After he left his be- trothed he went West, where he mar- ried and settled down. His wife died, leaving him a child, a pretty girl of 5 summers. In theendeavor to secure a wife who would be a mother to her he advertised in matrimonial paper, and thus was united to his former loved one. The Grain Famine in Russia. Philadelphia Ledger. On the 21st instant, at St. Petersburg, 1891-1892. Only about half the latter quantity will have been exported by to- day, and, it the estimate of these autho- rities is correct, Russia should now have left more than enough for her own use. But the correspondent of the Associated Press at Berlin quotes, in his dispatches of the 21st instant, the an- nouncement of the St. Petersburg Offi- cial Messenger that thestock of grain remaining after the prohibitory decrees shall have gone into effect will be suffi- cient for the population until the next harvest. It does not say it will be more than enough for domestic wants. The Official Messenger is undoubted- ly more reliable authority than foreign statistics—Beerbahm and others-—whose estimates are more favorable. It agrees more nearly with the statement of Count Tolstoi, the Russian social and political reformer, which is also quoted by the Berlin correspondent of the Associated Press, and which is to the effect that Russia's stock of grain will not answer the wants of the people until harvest time comes again. Reports which appear to be wholly trustworthy state that the famine dis- trict includes one-third of Russian terri- tory, and that from 20,000,000 to 30,000,- 000 of the population feel, toa greater or lesser degree, its effects. The ukase of prohibition, while atfording relief to the peasants, will fall heavily upon the farmers, who will be obliged to sell their wheat in a market from which competi- tion is excluded. The cutting off of the foreign demand leaves the Russian fa: m- er no market save his own, and the pov- Li Hung Chang, the Cipnese byviv of the country will render low prices inevitable. The suffering of farmer and peasant is certain to be great, and both classes are to be assisted by the government of the Czar from the Imperial treasure. Rus. sia has been on previous occasions a vie- timof famine, but never befsre have such multitudes, tens of millions of her people, been subjected, as they now are, to tke terrible sutfering of an inadequate supply otf food. Up to the present time the government has rejected the offers of foreign benevolence which has proposed schemes for the amelioration of the con- dition of the Russian poor, and, unless all accounts of theirwretched state which come from the famine-stricken district are grossly exaggerated, it will be the cruelest wrong to humanity for the Rus- sia authorities to continue to discourage any charitable efforts, no “matter who makes them, for the relief of the starv- ing masses. Russia in all her affairs, has persistently and with scant courtesy resented foreign interference with her affairs, but when nnllions of her people are suffering hunger, and disease and death from hunger, every humane and just consideration demands that she shall open her gates and welcome those who, inspired by charity, offer succor to the affiicted. Apaches on the Warpath. The Settlers Arming Themselves and the Military Preparing to Meet the Hostiles. WiLcox, Arizona, Nov. 30.--The Apaches are on the warpath and have committed several depredations. One man has been killed and another wounded, and the settlers are arming to protect themselves. Major William I. Downing, who lives about thirty miles south of this place, rode in in great haste Thursday night and reported that one of his men had been murdered by a war party of Indians, who disappeared soon after the killing and cannot now be found. The name of the dead man is B. H. Daniels, of Outario, Canada, an ex-soldier and about 85 years old. The following telegram has been re- ceived from Fort Bowie : *‘Major Downing was shot from am- bush this evening, while riding in his buggy, but not fatally injured. Lieu- tenant Irwin and ten soldiers now leav- ing.” This was written within a mile of the Major's residence. Robbery was not the object of the murderers. It is the season when the redskins become un- easy, and a dispatch saysit would be well for all citizens to look to their arms before more lives are wantonly taken. Bowie is eighteen miles from the scence of the Killing. The military 18 taking every precaution to defend the settlers, Great excitement exists among the settlers. who fear a raid from the Chiri- cahua Mountains, which are practically impenetrable by the whites against an armed force. The Indian hostiles are moving south. Fot a Quiet Winter. Grover Cleveland and Family at Lake- wood. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Cleveland, ac- companied by littie Rath are at Lake- wood for the winter. While there is no caase whatever for alarm, it is nev- ertheless true that neither the young mother nor the caild is doing as well as was hoped. An enormous number of letters asking Mrs. Cleveland's auto graph ora picture of the baby have been received at the Madison avenue mansion. Previous to the arrival of Baby Ruth, Mrs. Cleveland made it a practice to comply with a great number of requests for her autograph. Any such good nature is now out of the question, ot course, buat Mrs. Cleveiand's inability to answer them has, in her present delicate con- dition, been a cause of worry so it has been decided that mother and daughter retire to a quiet retreat where | likelihood of such anxiety will be very much reduced. 2 ukase was issued by authority of the | Czar, forbidding, on and after to-day, | 1 ed closely upon the heels of that which prohibited the exportation of oats from | the dominions of the Czar, The im- mediate effect ot Saturday’s decree was to increase the price of wheat on the | Continent and to enhance the price of the securities of those great carriers of’ | grain, American railroads. i The accounts of the measure of Rus- | sia’s wheat supply are conflicting. A | few weeks ago it was stated by German | and Enghsh authorties that Russia, could | without trespassing upon the wants of her own people, export from 40,000,000 | to 5,000,000 bushels of wheat during ‘ TEN DoLLARS A DAy.—Agents want- ed in every borough and township in | Centre county to sell the Post Office di- rectory of Centre county. Contains the name of every man,woman and child in this county ; ages of all males, occupa- tions of adults, and postoffice address. Most valuable and best selling work ever published No business or profes- sional man or farmer, laborer or me- chanie will do without it when he sees the work and its value. No trouble for live, energetic agents to average $10 per day for his trouble. Both the number of book and the lime limited, so don’t delay a single day. Send $2 for outfit. Address J. A. FIEDLER, Bellefonte, Pa. Sudden Death of Weaver Adams. The citizens of Milesburg were surprised as well as shocked, on Saturday the 21st of Nov. ember, when it was announced that Weaver Adams had been killed at the Moshanunon Bridge one mile from Philipsburg. Weaver who was by occupation a brakeman on the local freight, T. & C. R. R., met his death while in the act of pu‘ting on brakes, standing on a box car, and was struck on the head by the cross beam of the bridge, breaking his neck and resulting in almost instant death. He was not thrown from the ear. One of the brake. men, Thos. Gay was standing on the 3rd or 4th car ahead, and seeing him fall had the train stopped as soon as possible. It was then discovered that the vital spark had fled and his body was taken to Philipsburg and prop- erly cared for by Haworth Bros. undertakers, who got the remains ready for burial. The body was brought home to Milesburg on the night train, at the arrival of which James B. Proudfoot, undertaker, took charge and with the assistance of friends of the deceased, con- veyed the remains to the home of his parents. Deceased was the fifth son of Thomas M. and Anna Adams. He was a single man, in Lis 26 vear, a faithful employee and a young man who had a large circle of friends. His death is sad indced. He always made it arule to remember his mother by sending a portion of his earnings to her. The interment took place in the Bellefonte Unton Cemetery. Tyrone and Philipsburg papers please copy. Judge Clark’s Successor. Charles E. Heydrick of Franklin Ap- pointed by the Governor. HARrRISBURG, Nov. 29.—Governor Pattison yesterday appointed C. E. Iley- drick, of Franklin, Venango, county, as a justice of the supreme court to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. Silas M. Clark. Mr. Heydrick is a Democrat, but has paid more attention tolaw than politics He has had a large practice in Venango, Warren, Crawford and Erie counties for the last 30 years. He has frequently had cases before the supreme court. As was published in the Post Saturday, a meeting of the Venango bar was held Friday, at which Mr. Heydrick was un- animously indorsed for the position. Will Crisp, Mills or Springer Preside Over the Next Congress. The Fight Waxing Warm. ‘WaAsHINGTON, Dec. 2.—During the afternoon estimates were made of tho strength of the several candidates. Crisp’s friends counted between 93 and 96 names which, they said, were certain to be cast for Georgia's representative on first ballot. A conservative but earnest supporter of Mills said that Mills has nearly 75 votes. This Con- gressman was confident a number of others would be included by Seturday, and expressed himself as sanguine of final results. The friends of Mills as- sert that he will gain most from the de- fection in the ranks of the other contes- tants, and they look fcr his election by the withdrawal of the other candidates. Crisp’s supporters are no less earnest in their assertions that when the break comes Crisp will be so near the prize that he will win easily. The chief work to-day has been di- rected against Springer’s forces. The Illinois candidate has shown more strength than any one was willing to concede hin at first, and one of his lieutenants said that Springer had at least forty votes to be cast in his favor on first ballot. McMillan’s canvass is progressing smoothly, and there are a great many representatives who think exceedingly weil of him, but will vote for the other candidates, until some change develops in the situation. The canvass for the minor offices is overshadowed by that for the speaker- ship, Dalton, of Indiana who was a candidate for the clerkship, found that there were differences in his state del- egation over his candidacy, and has withdrawn, leaving the race to ex-Re- presentatives, Kerr, of Pennsylvania, Crutchfield, of Kentucky, and Repre- sentive Clark, of Missouri, who was clerk of the house during the Fiftieth Congress, There are also a namber of candidates for the other elective offices under the control of the house. The distribution of these offices is largely dependent on the result of the speakership contest. 2 At a meeting of the New England delegates to-night the discussion showed that ten of the fourteen members were for Mills for Speaker. Man’s Inhumanity. Loxpon. Nov 30.—The British steamer Petrarch, which sailed from the fever stricken port of Sontos, in Brazil, on October 23, has arrived at Plymouth, bringing a terrible tale of suflering from yellow tever. The fev- er made its appearance aboard soon after the steamer sailed from Santos, and spread rapidly, till all except one seaman and a fireman were prostrate. The anthorities at Si. Vincent, Cape Verd Islands, aud Las Palmas, Cana- ry Islands, at both of which ports the steamer stopped, were cruelly inhospi- table, declining to grant any assistance whatever to the stricken crew. The steamer was compelled to sail away, and made for Gibraltar, where, on her arrival, good treatment was met The chiet mate, the chief and second engineers and three members of the crew died between October 25 and November 15, Public School Statistics. HARRISBURG, December 1,—Dr.Wal- | ler superintendent of public instruction, i to-day gave out advance sheets of his | fourthcoming aunual report. He states that the total number of pupils in the public schools of the state is 1,- 806,956, an increase of 4.062. There are 22,884 schools, an increase of 432. He directs attention to the error in the United States census bulletin, where it was stated that the increase in atten- dance in Pennsylvania during the last | decade was 1.59 per cent., when it was, | in fact, 11 per cent. He favors an in- | crease of salaries of teachers and the | restricting by statute of the nnmbers of provisional certificates.