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ONLY FOEIR PERSONS RESCUED.
THIRTY-THREE WERE LOST.
Horrtblt Fatt of tht Crw and Paittngtr
Aboard Atlaatia Cout Steamer.
The steamer Tille de St. Naiaire, belcmg
ng to the French hue to the West Indies, I
sailed from New York oo March 6 for Port-au-Prince,
with 37 person on board and has
not tlnee been reported. the w a bark
rigged screw steamer of 2.040 tool register.
'Iheachoouer Hilda, that plies along the
coast letwen Perth Am boy and Savannah,
came into port Wednesday night bearing
with her a story horrible even in the annals
of the Atlantic ocean. She carried in her
rablnftfur passei.gers whom eh picked up levws Bre gtandiug the strain much better
in a boat Monday, ten miles off , hor. . It , lhaD M ejected, tut a break is liable to
was Captaiu liiemcs. skipper of tho Hilda. , OP(,ur at an .. momeut.
who first sighted the boat. As the schooner t Tnu,, , ,uother and four children were
drew nearer the outline of human figures ,IrowI,ea from a bridge in Arkansas. It Is
were mude out. Then on the prow f the now u.,1bvpj tna TSt), majority ot Imperiled
boat the words, "Mile do ht. Niutnire. A 1 people within reach of Memphis have been
boat was lower 1 and the chief mute and rwcue,. iuvre ,ro urjout 3,000 of them,
four seamen jumped in and rowed out to the . Th9 r(.litf. comniiltt.e wtre(1 Governor Jones,
helpWs craft. Nearer and nearer they came , of Arknn(lai for Mate Ruj urge tbnt he
and the faces of the utters gradually came Mwk federal aid through Arkansas congress
lnto view. mt.n. He replied there were no funds at bis
At the prow of the bout and apparently in j
charge of the party was an old man wearing
tho unifurin of a snip officer. The mate pre
sently recognised in the lace, hollow and
sunken with the cold and want of many days
the features of Captaiu Jules Berrl, one of
tho best known t the commanders ot the
Havre branch of the French line, and now
long transferred to the West Indian ser
vice. Itehlnd him. en the center seat, were two
half-dressed, coat less, listless men, hugging
themselves and gibbering at the startled
faces of the Hilda s sailors. At their feet
was a fourth man. The old man at the prow
opened his lips as If to speak, but no sound
came from them.
One by one the four men were lifted in. In
the stern of the craft whs a fifth man. One
of the tailors touched him on the arm and
began to draw In m gently forward, when lie
slid quickly oft the seat and settled a lifeless
heap on the bottom ot the boat. Three more
oorpses were In the boat. Then the sailors
towed the dreadful freight back to the Hilda
Nothing could be done but consign the dead
to tho sea. Captain Kern anil the three men
were carefully looked after and partially
brought back to life and reason. All that
they could tell was that the Villa de HU Naz
al had somehow been wrecked or abandon
ed and that these four men were the survi
vors of those who had taken to the boats.
But how many were deal, bnw many living,
ixmoiaed untold until midnight on Tuesday,
Captain Berrl, the first to recover ,was able
to gasp out some words of his story.
"There were thirty-seven sohIs on the boat
when we abandoned the Ht. Nazaire. Of all
those men and women wo four are tho only
ones left alive. The others starved or froz
where they sat. They died la ail ways.
They sank.' dropped off, one by one, except
where they went mad. and then some jumped
Into the sea and ended in that way. The
captain was the llrst to go. The men were
nuiet enough mostiy until they saw the
women die, then they seemed all at once to
get raving, stark mad. All are here now.
One, my comrade. Dr. Maire Ntiuite. our en
gineer and Tngurdo, first mate Hint is all
I run tell now."
lint with the hours the old man gradually
grew stronger and able to talk with some
thing like coherency and clearness. I'r.
Hunts, too, recovered his speech and strength
enough to talk.
DESOLATED BY THE WATERS.
Ktny Milei of Country Covored in the j
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Ihe valley of the lower Mississippi from
Birds I'oint. Mo., to below .Helena, Ark., Is
a vast inldud sea. 1'or miles west of Mcm
phis'every home has been abandoned, bit
only two persons ure'Lhotvn toliavo drown
ed. From refugees arriving from back of
Marion it was learned that Hundreds of peo
ple In that sc. -Hon were in the witter and are
without menus to escape. A steumur was
pushed In that direction us far lis possible
and skiffs penetrated further. Tim result
was the rescue of scores ot sufferers. On
President islam! a large number were found
in the interior und brought from tho water.
On Island 40 there were between bO and 100
people in between three and four feet of
witter, mid u steamer was dispatched to their
relief. Kvery piece of ground along the
river above water north of Memphis Is
crowded with people and live stock, and in
one instance their place of refuge was upon
a mound which was buing steadily swept
from under them.
BIG HILLS FOR HARRIIBTJRO.
CombluiUon of Eastern Interest!, to Taks
Effect May 1.
An important transaction has just been
consummated, which will Insure for Harris
burg one of the lurgest manufacturing plants
in Kastern Pennsylvania. The combined lu- j
terests of the t enlrul Iron worns, ruxion
rollitig mills and Charles Bailey A to., have
disposed of nil their plants to a new corpo
ration to be known as the Central irou and
steel company, which will includo the pres
ent Central iron works, rolling mills and
universal mill, Puxtou rolling mills and
Chesapeake null works, with faoillties tor
operation on a larger scale than heretofore.
The plants comprise three rolling mills for
making sheared plates of the largest capaci
ty, together with a universal mill A new
flanging plant Is also being constructed.
A TEXAS CYCLONE.
Persons Were Injurtd, But Nona
A severe wind ftorm passed over the
Ftntc of Texas, which in some places assum
ed the appearance of a cyclone. Tim Hous
ton and lentral Hallway ofllco at 1'litno, 17
miles north i f I'allas, reports that the gale
leveled the slieils ( tl.e Cutton Belt and
Central roads, blew over freight curs and
unroofed several residences. A number
of persons were injured, but nono were
At Hutcliit.fi n fences, trees nnd outbuild
ings were blown over. Considerable ilam
aue was done l y the storm lu the vicinity of
Itasko, Hill county.
SALISBURY CONFIRMS IT.
He Stys Ordtri Wert Itiutd to Blockade
In the bouse ot lords, the marquis of Salis
bury, replying to tho earl of Kimberley, the
Liberal leader, said that instructions had
been given to tbe admirals in commaud of
the foreign fleets in Cretan waters to com
mence the blockade of the Island of Crete
without any further delay.
The premier added that an admirable state
ment ot the policy of the powers had been
made lu the French ehumber of deputies by
M. llauotuux and M. Melinu lu which he
Tbe-ltusslaTi'otrsnl has received forrnnl
Instructions to prociam autonomy lor Crete,
but the other, cop mis still remain without
them' The admirals consider that this step
has been taken too late. . -
Vessel BoxDed at Ssa.
The1 Cartliagenfarii arriving at New York
from Glasgow brings with her the euttre.
crew ot the steamer Itlnlto, which took lire
and burned to the water' edufl March 6 In
latitude 31.113, longitude '2Xt Chemicals
1st the Ilialto exploded add caused tho lite.
DAMAGE BY FLOOD.
Lite Lost at froaarty Destroyed la th
Miitlstlppl Talley. ;
The work ot rescuing the people In the
flooded diatricta ia being carried on night
and day. The iteam boat men t tell aome har
rowing atoriea of suffering and death. One
woman, who was rescued from an Indian
mound, 15 mile west of Memphis, held in
her arms a dead infant that bad perished
from cold and hunger.
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children were drowned in tight ot their help,
Islands Nog. 40, 37, 3d and 34, In the Mis
sissippi river, are completely submerged,
and the Inhabitant to the number ot about
tiOO, have abandoned their homes. Itnin be
gan to fail Wednesday, and on Thursday at
noon there nail been no cessation oi me
downpour. The river now marks SH.tt. The
disposal for that purpose and that he should
do nothing to aid the refugees from his state,
A dispatch from Ht. Louis says: Alarming
reports of a constant Increase in the volume
of water in the lower rivers are received
here. Itnin has fallen over a large section
ot the lower Mississippi busin for 24 hours,
and nt many points where levees held buck
the Hood by only a tew inches margin there
will surely be disastrous breaks. At Cairo,
III., at noon the rivers were only 1.9 feet be
low the high water murk of lfU. The levees
around the large drainage district north of
that city still beld, but were in danger.
(Should they give way Cairo would become
an island, with railway tracks the only bur
ners against the flood.
Tho Mississippi at Vermillion, H. !., has
risen the feet and is still rising, People are
still moving off their farms onto the bills,
and there is not an empty bouse In the city.
Some of Chicago's Unemployed Don't Want
to Fay Konti or Debts.
Unemployed men and women to the num
ber of several hundred held a meeting at
which they launched a "declaration ot Inde
pendence" against "King Plutroeracy" in
Chicago snd adopted resolutions against
paying rent, except nt the option of the ten
ant; indorsed the repeal of the laws for the
collection of debt, and formed the Unem
ployed Workmen's League. Speeches were
mude on the subject of finding work for the
unemployed, and the potato and bean patch
plans of the Nalvatlon Army and others were
The call for the meeting stated there lire
perhaps 100,000 unemployed men and women
in Chicago, and a chief purpose of the gath
ering, as announctd. was to varify the sp-
firoxlmale number of those out of work, and
iring their condition to the attention ot the
proper authorities. The declaration ot Inde
pendence, which was adopted, is a para
phrase of the htstorio document of July 4,
1770, and "Klug 1'lutocracy" is the despot
substituted for King George as the object of
Grtat Amount of Saw Goods Bold Within
"More wool has been sold out of Chicago
for western mills during the lust sixty days
thnn during the previous nix months," s
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for an eastern mill machinery and woolen
mill supply house. "The woo! is wanted
for immediate use and the mills are working
on actual orders. This is the tlr.it direct ef
fect of the proposed tariff bill, us buyers
realized they must soon pay higher prices
iin I are accordingly giving the. mills their
The lirm tone in the wool market at Bos
ton continues with a sternly demand and
liberal sales. The movement in territory
wools holds up to the good average ot 2,600,
OHO pounds with prices on nn assured basis
of Mr:l2e, for line medium and fine, with
choice staples at 34rt 33e I'iecco wools show
a lirm tone, but the movement Is ipilet, with
offerings moderate. Australian wools yet
meet with a uood sale und largo lines are
clinnging bunds on the basis ot former
THE STARVING FED.
Two Thousand Homeless Helped at
Nearly 2,000 homeless and half starved
persons rescued from tho overllowed dis
tricts of Kastern Arkansas are being cared
for In Memphis, Tenn. The retugees are
mostly negroes of the lower classes, who
show scaut appreciation ot the charity ex
tended. The citizens' relief committee is
practically bucked by unlimited cupitul. nier
chunts, bankers and corporations having
subscribed great sums of money to prose
cute the work of rescuing the .Inhabitants of
the territory forty miles north and an equnl
distance south ot Memphis. The entire gov
ernment fleet stationed nt Memphis, through
('apt. Filch, engineer in charge, has been
pressed into service. Manned by crews
familiar with the Father ot Waters, the Meet
gives great assistance to other rescue steam
ers. The situation is critical.
PIERCED HER HEART.
The CounttM Zsldeika Feared Being Buried
The dead body ot tho aged Countess Jc
wltzska Zeldeika wa pierced through the
heart In an undertaker's establishment at
Atlanta, (la. She had a morbid fear of being
buried alive nnd it was hur dying request
Hint she should be pierced through the heart
beforo her body was Interred. Dr. J. (1. Lr
ncst compiled by driving a small, sharp lu
ttriiment through the vital orcun.
The Countess was bum in St. Petersburg
nboiit i(rhtv years ngo, of (lormuii parents,
nnd manned u spendthrift Russian nobleman,
who squandered her fortune und left her
pennlhv in New York twenty-five years ago.
She hud six children and has for years been
J lookini; lor a lost son, who married against
her wishes. She never found him, and died
heart-broken and liitlrm.
The president sent to tho Senate the fol
lowing nominations: roweu ( layton, ot
Arkansas, to be Minister to Mexico; W. M.
Orborne. of Massachusetts, to be consul
general at London: J. K. Gowdy, of Indiana,
to be consul general at Paris; J. II. Brlgliuin,
of Ohio, to be assistant secretnry ot agricul
ture: P. H. Heath, of Indiana, to bn llrst as
sistant postmaster general; Capt, Charles
Hhaler to be major; 11. L. Murindln, to be a
member of the Mississippi river commission;
Sylvester Patterson, of Minnesota, to be
register of tho land office at Crookstou,
The rallwny postal clerks in session at San
Francisco have chosen Atlanta, Gu as the
place of holding tbe convention of ID'.lH.
, Grave news has been received lu London
with respect to tho health of F.mperor Will
iam ot Germany and certain constitutional
possibilities are buing discussed.
Three hundred fllk workers have won
their strike at Patterson, N. J., the manu
facturers finding the business outlook justi
fies the restoration ot old wares. This Is
first strike ever w ;n by ttrikor In Patterson,
Tho Raw PoitmasUr Osatral Will Tollow
tnt Pr actios of Formor Administration!.
Tostmaster General Gary will continue the
old policy as to distributing patronage of
tba postofftces, and be announoed that be
would not deviate from the practice follow
ed by past administrations. This as a gen
eral rule, gives to every Senator the privilege
of recommending a postmaster for his borne
postoftlce and allots to each Republican Sen
ator the largest pcstofflces In hit district,
which, however, in the case ot a Senator not
ot the llepubllcan faith, will go to the lie
publicau committee or other reference. With
these exceptions, the Bcpuhllcan Represen
tatives are usuully permitted to name the
postmasters for Ihelr respective districts. In
liemocratio districts the selection is left to a
referee, or perhaps to a Republican Henator.
The Congressional delegation will have to
keep themselves posted as to the dates of ex
piration i f terms of postmasters, as the old
custom of the department of sending notice
to Senators and Representatives of expira
tions of postmasters' commissions, which
was stopped by Postmaster Uenernl Blsaell,
will not be resumed.
The largest diamond lu the world has
arrived in London from Kimberly, South
Africa. It is said to ;be worth tU,500.000
Both houses of the Tennessee Legislature
have agreed to a bill providing for a Con
stitutional Convention to frame a new State
Constitution. The calling of the convention
will be submitted to a vote of the people in
August. It called delegates will be elected
in October and the convention will assemble
H. C. Payne, of Wisconsin, after a few
days' consideration, has declined to accept
any of the diplomatic appointments ten
dered toblm and so advised the President.
The President has accepted the resignation
of Assistant Secretary of the War Joseph
Doe, of Wisconsin, which has been pending
before hltn since the 4th of March. This is
taken taken to indicate that au appointment
for the place has been decided upon.
Secretary Sherman has turned over to
James McCnllum, his son-in-law, the work
of editing and distributing the statutes of
each session ot congress, a place filled ever
sines Secretary Bayard's administration by
Harry Bryan, formerly Mr, Bayard's private
Tho case of Frnuclsco J. Lnrrlen, a nat
uralized American, who was arrested at
Matanzus on a charge of conspiracy, has
been dismissed. The government authori
ties ordered that Larrien be liberated and
placed at the disposition of Consul Genera
Lee. Larrien has agreed to leave the lslandi
Haller Phillips, a lawyer of this city, who
has made a specialty ot International luw and
nppeared In the Supreme Court as counsel for
the defense of the Three Friends ease, has'
been charged with the revision of the Digest
of international Law. originally compiled
for the use of the State Department by the
late Dr. Wharton. The debates in the last
Congress on foreiitu relations show cleifrly
the need for a revision of this valuable work
uud nn Appropriation of 110,000 was made
(of that purpose.
BAY AND PORTER.
McXinley Selects jrfii Representatives for
London and Paris.
The president sent to the senate the fol
lowing nominations: State To be ambassa
dors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of
the United States: John Hay, of the Dis
trict of Columbia, to Oreat Britain; Horace
Porter, of New York, to France: Henry
White, of Rhode Island, to bo secretary of
the embassy ot the United States to (ireat
John liny is a native of Indiana, 59 years
of age. He gruduatcd at Brown university
in lHflH and licgnu the practice of law lu
Illinois in IMil. President Lincoln appointed
him assistant secretary mid kept him In that
capacity throughout his administration.
(ienerul Horace Porter comes of rt'.vnlu'
tionary slock, his grandfather, Andrew Por
ter, being one of Washington's most valued
oflbieis. (ienerul Porter's father wns David
Kitten house Porter, at one time governor of
Pennsylvania ami n prosperous manufac
turer. Horace Porter was born just sixty
years ago in Huntingdon, Pa. He wns well
educated In bis own stuto, ut Harvard and
finally ut West Point.
FRANCE SHUTS OUT OUR HOGS.
in tht Duty
III anticipation of nn effort by tho United
Status to negotiate a reciprocity treaty lu fa
vor of our Hour and provisions, tho French
government has Increased Its rutes of duty
upon nearly all the articles imported from
this country. Those on pork are particular
ly injurious to the trade, and the sale of pro
visions in France is practically prohibited.
Tho duty on live hogs lias been Increased
from eight to twelve francs per 100 kilo
grams, und other hog products similarly.
The French government makes no secret of
Us motives. They expected thut the present
Congress would largely increase the duties
upon the principal exports from the United
States, and that they would buve more
ground to trade on It they took previous
THE REBELS LOST 422 MEN.
Uruguay Insurgents Defeated But No
A special cable from Buenos Ay res, says
Montevideo ad vices slate ihul the led era I and i
revolutionary forces have remained intrench- j
ed since the battle at Tres Arboles, in which j
th insurgents were defeated. The latter i
now nwnlt the arrival of reinforcements I
under Aparlclo Sarulva. The, goverumelit i
has sent n strong iletachmmt to Intercept
the Brazilian Insurrectionists. I
Gen. Villur.who commanded the victorious I
federals Ht Tres Arbolef, reports that the loss
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lu the rebels in the action win 422 men killed
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and 200 wounded. The
killed and wounded.
Changed the Treaty.
Thb Senate committee on Foreign Rela
tions ordered a favorable report to be made,
on the treaty with Great Britain with amend
ments. The most important, amendment
makes it necessary for the President to sub
mit to the Senate for its approval all ques
tions intended to be submitted to arbitration.
The designation of Klnc Oscar, of Sweden
rid Norway as the umpire, has been stricken
o r, a has "been nil reterence to tho Justices
of the Supreme Court of tho United Hiates,
its members of tne tribunal established under
tbe treaty. In place of this designation, it Is
stipulated that "Jurists of repute" shall bo
named by the President to act as such urbl
rutors. Awful 8aorifioe of Cattlt.
It Is believed generally among the cattle
men ot North Dakota thut 75 per cunt of
range animals have already succumbed to
the winter, thn ehinook coming' too Into to
save them. It Is Impossible to travel over
tho range and no exact figures can bo had.
Bail lands ranges, which have been over
crowded the past few years, will have but
few cattle this season. It is stated that
Tierre Wibaux, the big cattle man of Wi
baux, Mont., nud Dakota, puts his lossea at
1,000,000. Last tall be put 250,000 young
cattle on tht range and all art dead.
A TRAIN BLOWN UP.
Ovor 300 faaalih troaas Xillod k tba
Tha news that Spanish forces have mat
with a serious disaster In tba west la confirm
ed. It la learned through a reliable channel
that the train carrying 600 troops, while go
ing from Artemisa to soma southern point,
was blown up by Cubans, more than 900
troop were killed or wounded.
The details give a tragio coloring. Tbe
Cuban had learned that the troop were to
be sent on that train. 'J hey mined a long,
high trestle crossing Ht, Carman channel.
Tbisbrldse it more than fifty feet bight.
The mines were exploded as tbe train was
passing over it with terrible effect Halt of
tne entire train was lifted up and thrown in
to the deep channel beneath. The force of
the explosion was terrific, the ground being
torn up for a great distance. The cries of
the wounded and the shouts of those unhurt
added to excitement and terror.
As the remainder ot the troop rushed out
ot the ruins they were met with a- withering
fire from the concealed Cubans, and dozens
fell at the first volley. Tne engagement
lasted au hour, the Spaniards bravely light
ing behind the curs, but it was of no avail,
and to save their lives they surrendered. T he
cars that had gone down caught Ore und
were entirely destroyed, mauy soldiers being
cauxbt in them and burned to death.
More than 300 troops were found to be
missing, and supposed to have beeu killed.
The Cubans lost probably forty men. Ail
the prisoners were released save the officers,
who were held for the safety ot eight in
surgent officers at Artemisa, who had been
sentenced to death by the Spanish com
mander, and CoL Penso, tbe Cuban
commander,' sent word that If these
men were shot he would order his hostages
to be killed, and that twenty of the soldiers
would be shot, too, in revenge for Cuban sol
diers shot there last week.
It la said that the Cuban officers were re
leased from Artemisa,
A LOCOMOTIVE EXPLODES.
Engineer and Firoman of a Fait Running
The boiler of the locomotive, which was
hauling the Chicago and Boston special on
the Lake Shore it, Michigan Southern rail
road, blew up Instantly killing the engineer
and fireman and completely demolishing the
engine. The dead are:
Alexander Franks, engineer, of Chicago,
F.dwurd B. Smith, tlrouian, of Chicago.
'Die engineer wus hurled 200 feet Into tbe
air, through n network of telegraph wires
that were stretched along the tracks and hud
his right leg torn off. Tbe fireman was
thrown against cattle car with such force
that nlmo't every bone in his body was
broken. None of tho remainder of tbe train
crew nor any of the passengers were In
jured. The train to which the engine was attach
ed Is one of the fastest on the Luke Shore
road, and leaves the Van Buren street depot
at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. The acci
dent occurred about 11 o'clock as the train
had just pulled out from the Knglewood
depot and was running at the rate ol twenty
miles an hour.
A peculiar feature of the explosion was the
fact that although the report was so loud it
was heard by residents a half mile away, und
the force to great that the engine was liter
all v blown to atoms, none of the passonceis
i lu the rear uar' 6 tho Ifain, heard the report,
ahd wcrTatt avfllrJs TtTrft anything uniUuai
J had happened uhfil they looked out nfter
train bid Come to a sudden stop. J lie iraiu
dashed along 150 feet after the explosion
took place, and although tho stop was unite
sudden, none of the passengers were thrown
from their seats and not one of tho coaches
was damaged by either the explosion or the
The force of the explosion was apparently
directed upward and outward, us parts ot
the engine were thrown Into the air40'J feet,
nnd hugu pieces of the boiler weighing
several tons, were tossed over the telegraph
wires into a swamp, a distance of '2'M feet,
while the baggage cur directly behind the
engine wus not damaged in any way.
CUBAN WAR STATISTICS.
Spanish Reports on the Losies Inonrred by
Themselves nd the Patriot.
L Temps, Tarls, says that since the war lu
Cuba begun Spain has sent to that 1-dund 40
(ietiernls, Ml commissioned officers, ti,lMj
noii-commlsslonoil ofllcers, and 179,174 men
making nil told an army of lHj.'JUS soldiers.
Up to the end of January the Spanish army
hud lost men wounded lu buttle to the num
ber of 40 commissioned olllecr.s, 401 non
commissioned officers, and 7.6U1 men. Dead
on the Imttlelleld or from the effects of their
wounds, 1 (ienerul, VI commissioned ollicers.
107 uon-e-jmuiissloued officers, and 10,475
men. Killed by yellow fever, 1 General, 30
commissioned ollicers, 2.f7 nou-commisstoucd
officers, and 10,475 soldiers. Killed by
ordinary sickness or accident. 2 Generals, U
commissioned ollicers, and 'J nou-comuiis-stoned
Notwithstanding the silence of tho ofllciul
reports in regard to the number ot soldiers
that have died from the effects ot ordinary
sickness or accidents, il la bodeved that over
10.000 soldiers have perished. The ocean
liners and trausport ships havo taken buck
to Spain over 20,000 sick and crippled sol
diers, mnuy of them died en route or after
having reached home.
The losses of the Spanish nrmy during tbe
lust two years of war lu Cuba must be over
The Spanish official reports place the loss
of the Cuban army ut: Dead, 21'J ollicers
and 18,001 men; wounded, 41 officers and
8,522 men; prisoners, 84 officers and '.HI
men; surrendered, 22 officers and 2.6U4 men.
'WALLING AND JACKSON HUNG.
The Murderers of Pearl Bryan
Die Together. j
With the sePret of l'earl Bryan's murder
ocked lu their hearts, heoit Jucknon nnd
Alonzo Walling swung Into eternity together
at 11:41 Saturday morning. Both men were
game to the last, facing death without a
tremor, dying together protecting their iu-
I It was lllienaeu 10 nun luwin in i a. ui
b t , ho.Bg o 0)miiug u confession from
It was Intended to hung them lit 7 a. m.
one of tbe men. tho proceedings woro delay
ed. About 9 o'clock Jucksou told Sheriff
Pliimtner that Walling was not guilty. Gov.
Bradley was then culled on by wire, and
when ho demanded details more complete
from Jncksou, clearing Walling, the man of
mauy confessions retructed his former asser
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innocent", and from Frankfort Gov. Bradley
ordered the buuglug to proceed without any
it without any
more nonsense. The neck of neither of the
men was broken and they died hard of stran
gulation. Tho remains of Walling were taken to bis
mother's home in Hamilton, U while Jack
son's body will be taken to Maine for burial,
as he ordered. No cemetery lu Greeucastle,
Iud., would receive the body.
NO MORE COMMITTEES.
Speaker Reed Will Annonno
Further at Present.
Speaker Reed has definitely decided that
for the present at least he will not appoint
any ot the regular committees ot tbe bouse
beyond the three already announced. In
this way all mtsnelluiieons legislation will be
blocked and the entire attention ot the bouse
focused on the tariff bill. The bills which
are being Introduced by tho hundreds, will
have to wait until the committees to wbiob
they would go under the natural order of
thing are appointed.
1 LITEST EQI0 IMEUISEH
GLADSTONE PRAISES GREECE.
It Ha Dan Zartpt a Strrioe CrltieUm
f tit Coaetrt
A sixteen page pamphlet In tha form of a
letter from the RU Hon. W. E. Gladstone,
dated Cannes, Mar?h 13, to the Puke ot
Westminster bat been published. It furnishes
remarkable evidence of Mr. Gladstone'
mental activity and Interest In tbe political .
situation. The letter begins by saying:
"My ambition la for rest and peace alone,
but every gralu of sand is part ot the sea
shore and connected as I have been for near
ly bait a century with the eastern question, I
feel that Inclination does not suffice to justi
The letter then proceeds to review tbe
events lu tbe east from the beginning of tbe
Armenia massacres and unsparingly arraigns
the powers. Referring to bis attempt lu 18H0
to establish the concert of Europe, Mr. Glad
"We soon discovered that for several ot
tha powers, concert became ot significance
totally at variance with that which we at
tached to it. uud included toy demonstra
tions which might be rondo under the condi
tion tbat they should not pass Into reality.
At present the powers have no common pur
poses to bring them together. But what is
worse, than all this pretended nnd Ineffec
tual eo-oerntton, if the governments shuts
out the people' It is from tbat mission that
we are now suffering.
"It is time to sperk with freedom. At
this moment two great states are under the
go Vermont of two young men, wholiy with
out knowledge and experience, and the
other having only such knowledge and ex
perience In truth, limited i, as to have ex
cited astonishment and consternation when
an inkling of them was given to tbe world.
These, so fur us their sentiments are known,
are using their power in concert to fight
steadily against freedom. Why are we to
have our governments pinned to their
"On the heels of this we have pledged for
two years, and with all its pretentions of
power, it has worsened and has not bettered
tbe situation. Surely it is time we should
havo done with this gross and palpable de
lusion. It Is time to shake off the Incubus,
why shonld not Crete by autonomously unit
ed with Greece? Yet it Is as undetnehed in
theory from Turkey as Bosnia and Herze
govina. "Greece, by her bold action, has conferred
a great service to Europe, nnd has made it
Impossible to palter with the question as we
have paltered with the bloodstained question
of Armenia. She has extricated it from tbe
mesbes of diplomacy and has placed It on
the order of the day for a deflulte solution.
I remember no case In which so small a state
has conferred sc great a benefit."
Probably 100 People Drowned.
Wreckage marked "Utrecht" washed up
along the coast for several days past, It Is
thought, comes from the Dutch steamship
I'trecht, which His believed lias foundered.
Tbe steamship was bound from Rotterdam
for Java, and curried a number of Dutch of
ficers en route for Java, and other passen
gers, probably 100 all told.
SUNK A VESSEL
A Greek Ship Fired Upon by an Austrian
The Austrian gunboat Sebeuico has fired
upon nnd sunk near Candin a Greek vessel
loaded with provisions and munitions in
tended for the Greek forces in Crete.
It appears that tho Sebenlco, while watch
ing the Greek ship, was fired on by a party
of insurgents. To this the Austrian warship
replied by sinking the Greek craft und driv
ing off the Insurgents.
Advices from Ann, on the Greek frontier,
show that the privations of the Turks there
are so severe that some of them are desert
ing to the Greek camps. Tho Turks at Pre
vesa, F.plrtis, are arming in consequence of
conllict provoked by a Greok soldier belong
ing to the garrison ol Aatiura. The TurKish
troops are now occupying sevoral posts on
the Servian trout ier.
The batteries at Arta are being construct
ed under the direction of and from tbe pluus
of the German ollicers.
It Is reported 111 military circles that Rus
sia is about to land troops on tbe coast ot
The news thnt the Servian nrmy reserve!
are beluit mobilized is causing great anxiety
to the Turkish military authorities at Sal
onlcu. C. L. 4 W.'B BIG CONTRACT.
It Will Carry tht West Virginia Coal to tht
The Cleveland, Lornin & Wheeling railroad
has come to terms with the Baltimore A Ohio
rnllway regarding the hauling of the West
Virginia colli consigned to the lake shipment
points. Lust year the Wheeling A Lako Erie
railroad captured this contract from the
Cleveland, Lorain A Wheeling after they bad
hauled this coal for many ypars. The Cleve
land, Lorain A Wheeling railway has entered
into u contract with tbe Baltimore A Ohio
railway to carry 200 carloads of coal daily,
beginning April 1. The coal is to be deliver
ed to them at Dei I ill re nnd carried to the
docks in Cleveland nnd Elyrlu.
This Is one uf the largest contracts ever
made by this company, uud will be about all
they can handle with their other freight.
The loss of the ooai contract to the Wheeling
at Lake Erie railway will be a pretty heavy
blow, and It will affect tbe revenue of the
terminal railroad very much, as all of this
freight passed over the terminal tracks.
The Cleveland, Lorain A Wheeling railway
Is now making ready to take care of these
shipments, and many Improvements will be
mude which will assist them In tbe rapid
hauling of the same.
THREE NEW VICE ADMIRALS.
. Csan a Da PAmitrl VrATti Thai Praia an f
i . -....
I Hnl nI Commodore.
A number of Important changes In the
1 navy will occur within the next few months
in consequence oi iii? uoujjMtmiMjr i"uiuuiuiib
on account of age of th three ranking of
ficers. Rear Admiral George Brown, com
mundant at the Norfolk Navy Yard, who re
tires in June; Roar Admiral J. G. Walker,
Chairman of the Lighthouse Board, who re
tires on the 20lh Inst. ; Bear Admiral F. M.
Ramsay. Chief of tbe Bureau of Navigation,
who rot I res early next month.
These three retirements will result In the
promotion to the grade of Rear Admiral of
Commodore Miller, commanding tbe Navy
- I turn bi iiosiou; lyommouorn aiouiKuuiorj
Slcurd, commanding the Navy Yard, New
York, and Commodore Matthews, Chkf of
the Bureau of Yarda and Docks. The ex
amination of these ofllcers has just been
concluded aud their names certified to the
Preeldent for appointment to tbe grade of
At Scottaboro, Ala., a mob broke Into the
jail nud tried to lynch John Smith, a negro.
He fought and was shot to death,
Capt Eorri, of tbe Bt, Nazal ro crew, Is
said to have to far recovered In Now York as
to be able to take liquid nourishment
Tbe Pope bos conferred decorations upon
several French officers who saved the Roman
Catholic religious houses during the 11 res at
June 20 baa been definitely fixed upon for
the ubllee thanksgiving day lor tbe celebra
tion of the sixtieth year of tht reign of Queen
Xlctorla. . -
BUSINESS STILL SLOw-
Dan Say Ut Tisit art IaartvU, iWv I
S tat Mot fait. ,
L Though steadily increasing, j.
Iljlin.kh.l..lh Wl.. -- I - . s I
ui praeperuy ana many eipreae Hitu I
mani. Tat thim ia aoma - I
. vert.,-, I
with, more bands at work and nor. I
ODeralfon. and tha aura Ntnii ,
. -'S T,
chase for consumption? eannnt k. .
layed. In aome branches It It kli sjJ
there Is larger distribution of fliiUn
ducts and tht demand for commerce
gooda and the iron and steel bru-i, '
The progress ot the iron and steel im
is hindered by uncertainty rewrdtu,5'
cost ot lake ore for tbe coming year ti,
the repeated adjournment uf prod
meetings is interpreted as evldeaV
agreement will be ultimately re.ned
reported that Norrie ore at S17i i, 1
taken as the basis, which would mLl.;
ISi for Mesabio ores, but until the iw
bus been settled many important in?
tions are deferred.
W bile there Is no great activity I
products, the demand steadily innwIM
Contracts for several ereat ltiiiji- V
ti .1 .tun ,4 i ii . r Kn.i
i ri 1 1 rt. .nn mitHr rni
dtmand for wire nails ami fa. ' .U
abate, nor the demand fn. i.u,i. '"'ax
quired in tin plate manufacture.
Tin lends lower at 13.86 cents with i,M
receipts and with weaker London uu0uH
Lead is Inactive at 3.21 cents, und (y."
weaker, annougn tne trilling decre, ,.
duction in this countrr is iin-n,.i.
anced by the small Increase in prodnJJj
While manufacturers ot cotton Roodn
looking forward with much confiiW. !!
.,.u.un .l.,.n..wl la nt ai. ... u Of
nor baa the curtailment in nro.liimi .
print cloths accomplished thedetlrni .... I
lu condition. The buying of wnnl
of a speculative character in expci-utiiaJ
uuvv uuiiup, vviaiuiic. i eiuiir.Ht)IV 'a-vl
Sales nt the threw chief miuL-Hi. i Al
- .9 I'TlDfliMl
week were 10.S91.9O0 and fortKr,Jrl
have been 28,796,H00 pounds, of which 1
ion mil .... .n,u.i l, .. "HI
u-.',uv i w uvrr as uio lirm
c b n m a.-. 17 10 I - . . -S
BUOUUIUK WBTKI Ul lo?J, OI WniCh UftM
.1 .,....( i., V .. . i 1
appeared in the demand for goods, slaW
a few more mills bave found enough orw
to start. perhaps in part antlcipatloRstea
ueiiiuup. mo tripcumuua ol uev flay
does not yet influence the goods mrtfjJ
might be expected.
Tbe demand for wheat lias not given it
iit?ip io ppecumuoa. Aiiauuu cipum i
beeu only 1,2V8,3IH) bushels against l.hi
Dusneis, nour included, lor the corn;,
nig itrci innt jcar,wiilin inn western
have been only 1,897,340 bushels,
2,io,uns uusneis iusi year. Ai'i'outjj
gaming me coming crop nave been i
vorable this week and the price lias
ed 1. The exports of corn ooutmue bsre
s.ots, iu;) uusneis tor tne week uud itot
The cotton market has also ln-cn tv
lifeless, and while tho price lias (tint
smau traction, tne narrowness of fa
here and abroad has its natural IiAi
Reports about the coming crops are In:
ing. ns usual, to speculators.
Failures (or the week have been illj
United States, against Ml last year, is!
iu Canada, against 40 last year.
APPEALED TO BULLETS.
Fromlnont West Virginians Se'.tltilhJ
A shooting affray occurred at Tmi
county seat of Tucker county, ff. Vj.,r:l
may result In tbe death of F'ruuk t Tla
ton. A crimiual case was being trl.-j. 1j
Holt did not get through with It tut
the regular train, so a special wsj
ready, and was just about to Icnre M
when Colonel It Easthum anil fra
Thompson, manager of the fiivk '
Lumber company, becume engm-rd il
altercation, there having becnllMd
tween them for some time.
Fastham made scverul insulting i
to Thompson, who pulled his rvvo;wl
Urea three tixug lu succession.
also drew his revolver und 11 red hml
of tho bu lis tak ui: effect in lliomiwl
domun. uud the other In his sule,
received a wound in the head and rt'J
both bulls beluu extracted. Tliocri
condition is serious. Fustliim suilii
sou are very prominent.
Pisgret Loses 0ns Job.
Gov. Tingree Is ousted from tk t!t
mayor of Detroit. Such is the terns
Mich lean sunremo court, whl'h
special election for tnuyor April 5. Ij
eislou, wuicn was unanimous,
down at 5:30 P. m., Frldav. Ilwa
substance states that two ttieories !
scnted: First, that tho holding of ml
onions are lu con II lot wltu tne si
tution; second, thnt the office una,
fmtihli, under the common lAW. M
these nrnooi.lt ions are sustained, ft'l
further says: J
"Knr vtolntlona of some of tb i
mavor. that ofllce mltht bo ri'inutril
vovernor. We have been unable to J
decision to tbe effect that one
hold two offices in one of wlik'b
with power toremove the person w
Gen. Fnllerton Killed-
Gen. Joaenh S. Fullertnn. of ftt
union veteran of the ChlctsmnfJ
was killed, and 10 persons w W-j
tho rfor.llmunt nf the HasSI'llli" tr"1
llullln.nra Jk lhln road. Hear tu'Ml
Gen. Fullerton was native of i lM
O., and a graduate of Miami ul'"Jj
removed to Ht. Louis in :tw- ,J
Ut T ttrn VfSrl. "!
years was treasurer of tho fcoefci.1
Army ot (juniuerianu.
ratal Glove Figbtl.
Two deaths, the result ot
i in.ii.iair.i,i. KiliruN 1
,li...l nt the ttntifielnllllll tlOt1!"1 I
tents of a blow over the ,"'J,rt; J!l
liy hamuei ferry uuriiiK
the Tenth Wurd Democrat'! '"'1
nigni, wuno i Nnsoii" - ..a
u, M hn.nllnl a. the rS"" I
match with Frank Connolly on
' LATE BREVEIIK
I). Rainwater, a frm"' n')Li
a kin.! hi. wife, his 0"
ir U'llllnn, Artman: his br
r"r. 'r .... ' .n.l hlsllltlsnt'f
a) t ill ca itiui suiau, 11
v-i. .1 4 a... rrkan nftlT HO 1
minntlng a whole family, the n
.k. . l hi. heaitdv nOl""
An accident occurred during L
a i Wk.'.llnl' lUfl
u vm rhv were Diiw"
ways, and when they rec"'J",.
crashed Into each other ana
Injuries above the watfr m
pluto will buve to be r-n
work renewed to an extent t"i
lw nauv 1aar.fBtn.ilL
""'J ""'I' , .fS
.. . m.. i . -i .... i ..n, i nftrr
union ineoioKiciu r. . -break
the record of nil l'rTj
lions of the kind by gru.l ,
m.n with honors. The K""- u
is Miss Kmllle Grace BrjSJJ ,
.-. ..I i... i unit
ITOIHSfeUr Vlianrw -jd
"Keep snuui in uio i-uu.. -. . j
has written two sermons
has pronounced most excfi
The British steamer ifj
nrabuoa, February , , .jj
been tvtally wrecked off " i