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HARRISBURG, PA MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 31, 1881. VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 98. JSTRST EDITION UNLUC&Y THIRTEEN. IHK NUMBER OF BiLLOlS FOR V. S. SiNATOK. Qaonm Present, and Over Half the Legislature Away Attending to Other Business The Relative Positions of Candidates Unchanged. In tn Honsa. At 11 5 Sj eaker Hevit called the House together, and after prayer by the chaplain the committee proceeded to the Senate and invited the Senators to take part in the balloting for United States Senator. Shortly afterwards the Senators appeared headed by the officer with his mace, and Lieutenant Governor Stone, assuming the chair, ordered the thirteenth ballot for United States Senator v to be taken, which resulted as follows:" H. W. Oliver, jr 42 - W. A. Will ace 37 G - . A. Grow 32 Way ae MacVeagli ....... 2 TI103 W. t - hillips 2 B. U Hewit l U. C. Balrd 1 Total number ot votes cast.. 117 There were 127 Senators and members paired and absent. Had they all been present and voted the thirteenth billot would have resulted as follows : II. w. Oliver, jr 89 W. A Wallace 91 ti. v. brow 56 JJ. L. H - wit S Wayne MacVtMgh 3 Taoma W. Pnili v - t 2 Oaniei Agnew I H.C. liaird 1 A. U. Cut tin 1 A. IbSno wtlen 1 Total.. 218 - After announcing the result, a motion was made by Senator Davies that the joint assembly adjourn, which was agreed to, and the Senate, returned to its halL ' The House of Representatives then adjourned until this evening at 7:30. Senate. Lieutenant Governor Stone called the Senate to order this morning, a quorum ol the grave and reverends being present. Among the acts introduced were the following: By Senator Laird : An act punishing all persons in cities and boroughs in the State who fail to remove ice from the pavements in front of residences occupied by such persons within twenty - four hours. By Senator Reyburn, an act empowering judges of quarter sessions to fill vacancies in the office of constable in cities of the first cl&ss The Senators then took a recess until 11:50, at which time a cotdial invitation was extended to them to visit the House and help elect a United States Senator. The visit was barren of result, acd the Senate returned and adjourned. THE BEST BBCOBV. Haghea Beats Kowe'l's Kecord He Goes C68 3 - 8 Miles. New Yokk, Jan. 31. The walk ended on Saturday night in a bl&ze of glory. Hashes made the best time on record, beat ing Rowell by over two miles. He might have done much better had he been pushed, and there was some disappointment that he did not exert himself more. Howard went to pieces with 515 miles to his credit He tried to run Hughes down and broke dwn in the attempt. The others kept on well. At six in the evening Hughes had made 566 miles and one lap, thus beating Howell's score. There was tremendous cheering when the young Irishman did this. He then went to bed and remained until eight o'clock, when he came out and walked one mile. This ended tbe walk. There was exhibition business with the flag and the bell. - The rink was packed, hundreds being unable to gain admittance. The score of the walkers is: Hashes G8 I Krobne 553 Albert 5Nj ) Howard 515 Vint. 550 I Campana 425 It is estimated that Hughes will make $3,200 besides the $1,000 offered by O' - Leary for the man wbo beat Rowell's record; Albert, 12.400; Vint, $1,200, Khrone, $800, and Howard $100. This i3 over and - above their gate money. Hughes was born at Rosgray, Tipperary, Ireland, June 21, 1850, and is fire feet even inches high. His best previous rec - , ord was 521& miles in 141 hours. After the Great Walk. New Yoby, Jan. 31. Pedestrian Hughes was rubbed down and put to bed at the Metropolitan Hotel at one o clock yesterday morning. When his trainers went to his room at eight in the morning Hughes was up and dressed. He said he felt all right with the exception of a cold, caught in the rink. He ate a hearty breakfast and stayed in his room all day. He has no swellings or blisters, and expects to be out in good condition in a day or two. He gets $3,200 gate money and $1,000 from O'Leary forbeating the best time on record. Albert was out yesterday, none the worse " for bis tramp, and the other walkers were comfortable. Hughes and O'Leary agree that the man who beats Rowell in the race next months will have to cover six hundred miles. Hart will not go into the contest for the Astley belt. The name of O'Leary 's ; man to go against Rowell has not been divulged. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. - Three Hen Killed and Several Injured. . Bradford, Fa., Jan. 31. On Saturday morning a party of citizens from Kinzua went into the woods to see a well torpedoed. Forty quarts of nitro glycerine were put into a barrel to thaw. Steam having been turned on the pressure of heat became so great that the nitro - glycerine exploded, carrying ruin and havoc in its track. The engine house was blown to splinters, and the engineer, Andrew Leasher, torn to pieces. J. O. Cashing. 'one of the specta - tators, was killed by a flying piece of timber. F. M. Blystone, tbe contractor, John Franklin and Peter Sweeney were seriously injured by flying fragments. Six men were standing in the derrick, where one of the group was killed outright. Leasher has a wife and family in Venango. Gushing was postmaster at Kinzua and leaves a . large family. BUFOKD ACQUITTED ON THE OKOUND UF INSANITY". CrjTCTKNATI. Jan. 31. A snep.ial to th Commercial from Owenton, Ey., says: "Arguments were concluded in the case of the State against Tom Buford, charged with murdering Judge Elliott, of the Kentucky Court ot Appeals, the Supreme Court of this State, for deciding a case against Buford nearly two years ago. Mr. Thompson, of Lexington, spoke four hours for the defense, and Judge M'Manama followed - with the closing speech, two hours in duration, for the State. The case went to the jury about five o'clock in the afternoon, and at a late hour of the night the iurv re turned a verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity. POSTAL CHANGED IN PENNSYLVANIA. Washington, Jan. 31. Pennsylvania postal changes. Established Claud, Chester county, T. H. Smedly postmaster Trowbridge, Tioga county, H. O. Trowbridge postmaster. Postmasters appointed JohnHeacock, Benton, Columbia county; Eveline Barns, East New Milford, Susquehanna county; W - P. Harton, Ghent, Brad - lord county; H. B. Miller, Lovington, Wyoming county. John M'Clester, Moon, Allegheny county; E. B. Bailey, West Lenox, Susquehanna county; A. W. Clark, - Woodcock, Crawford county. ESSENCE. Thomas Caklyle is seriously ill. Greece and Turkey are both preparing for war. The Norristown Herald suggests Gen. Grant as a compromise Senatorial candidate. The Boers fight with desperate courage, and have already proved themselves foemen worthy of the best British steel. Erie is to have - a city hostital. a fine property having been donated to the Episcopal church there for such purpose. King Kalakatja, of the Sandwich Islands, has arrived at San Francisco on his way to Europe by way of the Atlantic coast States. Senator Bbuce's lriends in Augusta, Georgia, have adopted an address endorsing that gentleman for a place in President - elect Garfield's Cabinet. Floods have caused much damage in many of the provinces of Spain. The railways in many places are under water, and tbe streams are still rising. t The Boers of the Orange Free State, South Africa, have resolved to send horses and cattle to the Boers of the Transvaal, now fighting the British. Stock in the new Chicago telegraph line, to the amount of $350,000, has been subscribed in that city, the books having been opened on Saturday last. A dentist of Piqua, Ohio, Harbaughby name, on Saturday evening shot his wite dead with a revolver and then immediately killed himself with a shot - gun in another room. Gen. Jno. Love, of Indianapolis, a graduate of West Point and a veteran of two wars that with Mexico and the rebellion died at his home on Saturday night of heart disease. The authorities of Manchester, England, were terribly alarmed on Saturday by a report that the city gas works were to be blown up and that the water in a reservoir was to be poisoned. A Massachusetts matron eloped with a horse thief. After she had lived some months with the equine purloiner the outraged husband found and took her home, while a constable took the gay Lothario to jail. The bar ot Memphis, Tenn., has unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the appointment of Hon. Stanley Matthews to the Supreme Court of the United States, and requesting Senators Harris and Bailey, of that State, to vote for his confirmation. Phxletus Sawyer is said to be the richest man in Wisconsin; Fair is the richest man in Nevada; Brown, elected this winter, the richest man in Georgia; Sewell represents the richest corporation in New Jersey, and Miller, ot California, is another rich man. The Coudersport bank was robbed on 8a tarda morning. The watchman was overpowered while he was stirring the fire, tied in a bag and locked in a vault in the rear of the bank, when the thieves went through the drawers and found between nine hundred and one thousand dollars. A rumor prevails at Washington that there is talk of a coalition between the Democrats and Greenbackers in Congress, in which the Democrats are to keep their party name and call themselves Greenback ers. The Democracy must nave snrunK terribly, to be so easily swallowed. A stort having been sent from London to the American press to the effect that Mrs. Langtry, the "Jersey Lily," contem plated going on the stage, Edward Lang - try, the lady s husband, has written a let ter to the World, of New York, in which city he is now soiourning, denying the statement. Samuel G. Kino, the Democratic candi date for mayor of Philadelphia, has accepted the endorsement of the citizens' committee of one hundred, and pledges himself to their principles, including a non - partisan police, and if elected will neither appoint to nor remove from office because ot poliu cal considerations. A bachelor clergyman of Kingston, New Tork, was caught kissing the wife of a member of his congregation, in whose family he boarded. Although he pleaded guilty, and explained that "it was a holy kiss, and merely brotherly love for the sister prompted him to do it," the people of his church are greatly scandalized at his imprudence. The town of Malone, New York, is agi tated over a case of supposed poisoning which has recently occurred there. A young woman named Miss Davis has been arrested charged with poisoning a Mi s Manning, the niece of an old gentleman aged 84, lor whom Miss Davis kept house, his niece, the victim alluded to, being one ox tne lamuy. The excess of exports of merchandise over imports for the twelve months ended December 31, 1880, was $192,846,407, while the excess of imports of gold and silver lor the same period was $69,229,822, The value of the exports of merchandise aunng tne month ot December was to,tKSZ oeing larger than any previous month in tne history ot the country. Thirty pedestrians entered the contest for the O'Leary belt, but only seven lasted to the sixth day ot the match. Hughes, the winner, was badly used up, while Al bert, who made 558 miles and got second place, seemed almost as fresh at the finish as when he started a fact which justifies the Deuel that if he had been properly nan aiea ne coma nave equalled, it not ex ceeded, the distance covered by Hughes. The latter could have done better if he had been pushed, but he exceeded the best score ever made, and that was glory enough for mm. A Handsome Hearse. Mr. Joseph J. Oglesby, undertaker and iurniture aeaier, has had in use for some time a hearse which for perfection of de - design and beauty of finish excels anything now in use in this city. It was manufactured by Crane, Breed & Co., of Cincin nati, O. The exterior finish is in black ebony, with plate glass sides and doors on the rear end. The interior is finished in white holly and mahogany, highly polished and inlaid. There are three silver bouquet homers on each side, elaborately carved ana emoossea. me upnoiBiering is in white satin. As a combination of work manship in the different branches of mechanism necessary to finish such a ve hicle, the display on this hearse is certainly the most magnificent in all respects we have ever seen, and when on the street its ap pearance is remarked Dy all observers. Funeral of the Late William B. Able. The funeral of the late William B. Able took place from the residence of his father, John J. Able, 618 North Second street, this morning at ten o clock. The remains having been taken to Hummelstown for inter ment. The services at the house were con ducted by Rev. Bouy, of Grace Methodist church. A delegation of the Hope engine company accompanied the remains to Hum melstown. The funeral of Wm. B. Able was attend ed at Hummelstown by the Niobe fire com pany ana a number ot the 137th regiment jr. v. xne corpse was tasen to the .Luth eran church, where it was viewed bv the relatives and family, Revs. Leeserand Buoy officiating. After the interment the mem - bers of the Hope fire company were taken to the hall of the Niobe company and ar rangements made by that company for their dinner at the hotel of Mr. .Tnpenh Hoff man. Shoes Fall or Hot Iron. A laborer in the employ ot Campbell & Raymond, Middletown, while at work at the foundry, had a quantity of hot iron fall on his shoes, a quantity of which entered them, and burned his feet severely. SECOND EDITION GARBLED REPORTS. SEBIOTJi CHARGE AGAINST SECRETARY SCHURZ. One of the f ones Indian Commissioners Accuses tta Secretary of Furnishing to the Press Garbled Reports of the Proceedisge of the Senate Investigating Committee &s., ftc MB. SCHUKZ AND THE POSCAS. Saiious Charges Made Against the Secretary Washington. Jan. 31. Considerable comment u occasioned by statements furnished to the press by Mr. Walter Allen, one of the Ponca Indian commissioners,and by Senator Dawes, one of the Senate com mittee to investigate jponca inaian anairs. A meeting of this committee was held yesterday,, and Mr. Allen was examined regarding the proceedings of the commission while in the Indian territory. Secretary Schurz was present, and was al lowed by the committe to cross - examine Mr. Allen and to read extracts from the commission to the President. Subsequently the report of a summary of the proceedings ot the committee was fur nished to tbe Associated rress, ine agent here stating that the summary was obtained from official sources, but declining, as is the custom wilh all correspondents, to state by whom the information was tarnished, ine statements above alluded to relate to this report of the committee's proceedings. Mr. Alien denounces the summary as garbled and entirely incorrect as giving only a part tf his replies to questions, and, by so doing - , as misrepresenting the real meaning of his testimony. He accu3e3 Sec retary Schurz of having lurnisuea me matter for publication, and with endeavoring to prejudice public opinion regarding matters concerning the dignity, wisdom and honor of the Government. Senator Dawes con curs with Mr. Allen in condemning the re port, and states emphatically that it is in - coirect in many important particulars. From rjresent indications, it is more than nrobable that Secretary SchUrz will bo ex cluded from the further deliberation of the Senate committee on the Ponca Indian af fairs. WAH IN THE CHURCH. Her. Appel'a Trouble "With his Congregation. Reading. Pa.. Jan. 31. An installation of the Consistory of the Bellman's Church Reformed congregation took place yesterday under difficulties, twelve miles trom this citv. Four weeks ago Rev. R. S. AppeL tbe Da stor. gave notice of the service. At nine o clock, the hour set tor tne opening, he found the church door locked and guarded bv members ot the opposing fac tion. Admission being refused the minister and peremptorily his congre gation adjourned to a grove near bv and the installation took place in a driving snow storm. Rev. Mr. Appel said he would submit to the jurisdiction of the courts, but pending a decision he should proceed with his work s pastor, and another service was announced to take place four weeks from yesterday. The grand jury recently found indictments against nine - members of the anti - Appel taction, cuarg - ing them with riot and conspiracy. Those who were prominent in closing the church yesterday will to day be arrested on the same charge. The trials will take place at the April term of the criminal court. WARNING TO THE II 'J VS. Bloody Rciult of a Blow With a Snow Ball. Cab bond ale. Pa , Jan. 31. James Vail, fifteen years old, residing at the cor ner of Belmont and Park streets, while snowballing with some playmates a few days ago, was struck square on the nose, causing a bleeding, which filled both nos trils, pod it was with great difficulty that it was stopped. The day following it started again, and the family physician was called, the boy had already lost a quart of blood, and the doctor could only succeed in arresting the flow by plugging the boy s nose, which was enective lor a time. A few days later the bleeding oom menced anew and it was several hours be fore it could be checked. The parents of the boy were greatly alarmed, believing that the case was hopeless. The now ot blood was also accompanied by bleeding from the gums, throat and bowels. Small blood vessels under the skin have become dissolved, and strange looking spots are formed upon the body by the deposit of blood. The case puzzles the physicians in this vicinity. It is called purpura hem orrhagica, and is the first case ot the kind on record in this section of the country. Vail is still alive. EMBIZZLEBS CONFESS THEIR CRIME Pottsville, Pa., Jan. 31. For several days the county auditors have been prepar ing their annual report, and on Saturday the fact was made public that Charles F. Garrett, head clerk and the son ot the pres ident of the board of commissioners, and J. Lawler, one of the subordinate clerks, had fraudulently collected and appropriated money for deeds, witness tees, &c., during last year to tho amount of several hundred dollars. It is believed that the gro: - s amount embezzled will show a large deficit when the audit is finished. Both men have admitted their guilt. SUEINGFOR A WIFE. Peculiaritles ot Allentown's Morals. Allentown, N. J., Jan. 31. They have a peculiar manner of dissolving the mar riage tie at this place. The idea is original, even if it is not good in law. Une ot our citizens whose conscience was never known to keep him awake at nights, became tired of his wife and gave her away to a friend for her keep. Afterwards he regretted his action, and calling on the consignee de manded the return of his property. Tho latter was very well suited with his bargain and positively declined to comply with his reguest, and tbe husband was compelled to bring an action at law to get his wife back again. A MOTHER'S FATAL ERROR. Altona. N. Y., Jan. 3.1. Mrs. Barcomb, of Mooers, locked her lour children, the eldest being but seven years of age, in the house on Friday evening, while she went to the store for kerosene. After making the purchase and starling for home sbe discov ered that her house was on nre. neip was immediately summoned, but on opening the door the flames rushed out so that it was impossible to enter. The charred re mains of the little ones were touna in a heap, and in such a position that one might suppose that they had taken refuge under the bed. The cause oi the nre is not Known. but.it is supposed to have been the explo sion of a lamp. ANOTHER MAN BLOWS OUT THE OAS. WiLLiAMsroRT, Pa., Jan. 31. About eleven o'clock on 8aturdav morning a young man named Frederick Fry, aged twenty - three years and residing in the lower end in this county, was found in bed in an unconscious condition at tne occidental Hotel from inhaling gas. He retired about midnight and instead of turning off the gas blew it out, Drs. Nuit and Iiurrell were summoned and promptly applied a powerful galvanic battery, but the man died at eleven o'clock yesterday. This is the second affair of the kind that has occurred in this .city within a month. . A Train Wrecked by a Broken Rail Fifteen Persons Aojarea. - - MiDDLEBtJEO. Penn. , Jan. 31. The mail train on the Sunburyand LewLstown railroad met with an accident on Saturday morning two miles below this place. It was caused by a broken rail, by which the train was run oft the track. The mail train left Lewistown at 7 A. m. It consisted of two passenger cars and an engine. When the rail broke the hind car jumnea toe iracs, arag - ging the front car with if, when both cars turned over on their sides a:.d took fire. The passengers were taken out with much difficulty, and only alter the " doors and windows had Deen Drogen in. umeen . a S J .m persons in au were injured, uvc oi mem seriously, the latter being Andrew Wolf - kill, conductor; W. H. Haus, ot Lewistown, maU agent; Samuel Bowen, of Middleburg; Mrs. Margaret unener, ot seiin's urove, and Jobn Statalnecker, of Middleburg. Bowen was pulled out from under the stove. Haus was ior some time believed to be dead, but was resuscitated. There were only twenty - five persons on the train. NH.W YORKERS AT MENTOR. Cleveland. Jan. 81. Gov. Cornell and Senator - elect Piatt, ot New York, arrived at Painesville on the Saturday afternoon train, and were conveyed to Mentor, where they spent the Sabbath with Gen. Garfield. Of course, neither gentleman wouia give an intimation as to his purpose, but that the visit is full . of significance in regard to the relations of Senator Conkling to the next Administration and in the formation ot a Cabinet, goes without saying. That General Garfield and the Sena tors of New York expect to work together for the good of the Republican party, seems - to be the universal opinion of those best able to j ud ge of the political future. On the way here - the tram bearing Messrs. l'latt and Cornell narrowly escaped being wrecked seven miles east of Ashtabula, the flange of the engine driving - wheel Dreating on and twistmg the drivmg bar out ot shape. The prompt action of the engineer alone pre vented a smash - up. The train was delayed four hours. General J. D. Cox is in the city on his way home from Mentor. He declines to talk concerning his mission. A POSTMISTRESS IX TROUBLE. Washington. Jan. 31. Charges of ir regularities in office have been filed against Mrs. xarrell, postmistress at uovington. Ky., and a decision in her case is expected to be rendered on Tuesday. A delegation of citizens from Covington, seeking the lady's removal, arrived here last night, and will visit the rostomce department to - day. The gentlemen say they have no candidate to recommend should a vacancy be made. but they insist upon dethroning Mrs. Farrell if it can be accomplished. The stories they tell of her are of a serious nature, involving her general character as a woman and oni - ciai. A MAN ROBIlJiD OF BONDS. Philadelphia, Jan. 31. Charles Boer - ner, an aged lierman, purchased at a bank ing house Saturday aiternoon two one - thousand dollar and nine one - hundred - dol lar bonds of the Pittsburg, Titusville and Bultilo railroad. Soon after leaving tbe bank three men crowded close by him, and when he recovered trom his surprise, the bonds, $2,900 in all, were gone. There i3 no clue to the thieves. A Fine Organ. Grace Methodist Episcopal Sunday School has recently purchased from Wm. Knoche an organ, which is probably the finest and most complete instrument ot the kind in the city. It was built especially for the school by the well known firm of George Woods & Co., Boston. The organ has two manuals or banks of keys, of five octaves each. The lower manual or "Great Organ" comprises three full sets ot reeds and three solo stops, of two and a - half octaves each, with one oc tave of heavy sub - bass reeds. The upper or "iwell organ ' manual has two full sets of reeds, and is itself as powerful as most parlor organs. A "manual coupler" con - nects the two organs, while an "octave coupler" acts on the great organ, doublmg its power. Knee swells of more tban ordinary convenience and efficiency act separately on each manual. and there is also a swell lor the loot, cover ing both organs. Another foot stop on the right side of the instrument brings on every stop in the organ at once, enabling the per former to pass trom the softest ellect to the full power of the organ instantaneously. ihetoneof the organ as a whole is full, round and rich, of great carrying power, wimoui oeing harsh or noisy. The capa bilities for solo effects are very fine, and are much enhanced by the three solo stops, for which the builders are famous "Vox Humana," "JSoline," and "Celeste." The outward appearance of the case is fully commensurate to the musical capabilities of tne organ, it is rather low, enabling the performer to see over it readily, and the finish is exceedingly elegant The panels are of a peculiar and very beautiful California wooa, and are supplemented by fine car v - ings in solid walnut. The workmanship oi the whole instrument is of the highest order of excellence, everything being built to last, without regard to cost, urace school is to be congratulated on securing so complete an organ, which does honor to the builders and their agent, Professor Knoche. SUICIDE NBAR DAUPHIN. Zacharlas Garman Hangs Himself. Yesterday morning Zacharias Garman, residing three miles from Dauphin, com mitted suicide by hanging. He was about to feed the cattle, and previous to going to tne siaoie ne took a line trom tbe porch. On reaching the stable he fastened one end of the rope to a rafter and tied the other around his neck. Then he jumped, falling a distance of about six feet, dislocating his necK. .Deceased was ot unsound mud. was titty six years old and unmarried, re siding with his brother. There seemed to be no cause for the act, as he was well cared tor. An inauest was held bv Justice T. U. Mertz, the jury rendering a verdict in ac - curuancc wim tne iacts. A Doable Team Kan away. A double team belonging to a Third waid liveryman dashed up Second street last night at a terrific rate of speed, drageing along a sleigh which flew through the air oftener than it slid along tho snow. After running through the highways and byways ot the Fourth and Third wards, the team ran down Third street, narrowly missing a policeman who was conveying a drunk to the mayor's office. At Third and Chcsnut tbe sleigh was hung up on a lamp post and shortly aiterwards the two horses were found near the new gas works, having been stopped by running into a telegraph post. Robes, cushions and everything were out ot the sleUh, but nobody was inj ured as far as could be learned. Chickies Iron Company. Mr. George Hynicka and Albert Slentz, of Harrisburg, aro now engaged in working a large force ot men, the one in grading half a mile of bed for a railroad and the other in erecting tressel work at the Middle - town furnace. It will require several weeks' time to complete the work. Fell in a Fit. A young lady named Jean Dully, while standing on a porch at Second and North streets, fell in a fit this morning, cutting her head severely. She was carried into a house near by where she speedily recovered, and was then taken to her home, No. 202 North street. THIRD EDITION FIRE IN FH1LADBLPHLA. HORTICULTURAL HALL AND A OHCRCH IN RUINS. Other Buildings T&ks Fire, Bat are Saved From the Flames Though Flooded With "Water Aggregate Loss Nearly O&e - Quartcr of a Million fie. HORTICULTURAL. HALL HURNRD, Together With a Costly Baptist Church Jan. 31. At 4:35 A. H Philadelphia, a fire broke out on the south side of Beth Eden Baptist church, at the northwest corner of Broad and Spr ice streets. Three alarms of fire were sourded. but before the engines all arrived the flames communi cated to Horticultural Hall, which is separated from the church by a twelve - foot alleyway. Both buildings were soon completely wrapt in flames, and a south erly wind communicated the fire to the houses on Spruce street. The first of these to take fire was that ct Edward Maule, No. 1409, adjoining the church. The back buildings were destroyed and the front was deluged with water, causing a loss of $10, - 000. Number 1411, occupied as a boarding house by Miss Mary E. Simmons, was damaged badly by water. The interior of 1402, owned and occupied by Thomas S. Fernon, was ruined, causing a loss of $15, - 000. N03. 1404 and 1406. occupied re spectively by Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Gilmore, were badly damaged by water. Before six o'clock the interiors of both tho Horticultural Hall and the church were in ruins, and a portion of the walls of the latter had fallen. 9:45 a. m. The fire at Broad and Spruce streets is still burning, though under control of the firemen. The church cost $175,000 and the organ cost $7,500. The furniture was insured tor $3,000 in the Liumbermen s company of this city, but the insurance on the remaining church property was placed by members of the congregation. Horticultural iian was sold at public sale last summer for $72,000. It is insured for $30,000. The total loss will amount to about 210. - uuu. Horticultural Hall was located on Broad street below Locust, and adjoins the Acad emy oi music, it was used tor public ex hibitions of a non - theatrical order and for receptions and balls, and when en gaged for the latter was generally connected wun the Academy or juusic by an archway. The seats were all on one floor and num - b red about one thousand. It was not a very imposing structure, but was regarded by o'd Philadeiphians with gieat venera tion. CASUALTIES IK CALIFORNIA. Light Chinamen Overwhelmed In a Land slide - A Town Swept Away. Santa Cruz, Jan 31. Eight China men, woodcutters on the South Pacific coast, fourteen miles from here, were buried alive by halt a mile of sliding mountain. luchteen others escared. Uamp Uanitola, four miles from here. was wasued out to sea by the rain storm, only tour nouses oi the town being lett. No lives were lost. L1TK NEWS. Interesting Item by Mail and Telegraph, from Frank Maerath, colored, was haDged - Alt jrmiUi. in Georgetown, S. C, Friday, for the murder of Josie Small, July 12th. He warned his hearers to beware ot his fate, and met his death with but lew signs of tear. Ilia neck was not broken. Only the number of spectators allowed by law witnessed tbe execution, which was the first that has taken place in Georgetown for nearly twenty years. A barge loaded with molasses and flour had a hole stove in it by a large cake of ice at New York Saturday and was sunk. Henry sainncr and Andrew Chambers were caught by drilt ice while going in a small boat to a ship in New York harbor and carried out to sea. A Board of Commerce has been organ ized at Denver, Col., and will at once urge making uenver a port ot entry, and the building of the Denver and New Orleans railway. The Denver Western and Pacific railway, it is expected, will be open to liongmont by July 1. The snowstorm in JNew .England .Fri day night caused great delays in the move ment of trains, and in some instances pas sengers were obliged to leave the cars and proceed by teams. An engine and snow - plow ran ou the track near Concord, N. 11., and seriously injured two men. In view ot the refusal of the Fall Blver (Mass.) manufacturers to restore the ten per cent, in wage3 taken off in Octo ber, the Spinners Association have ap pointed committees to consider the advisa bility of a partial or general strike. It is reported at UulUlo. N. Y.. that the great llamlin vs. Williams law suit, in which the latter obtained a verdict of $247, - 554 against the former as president of the Buffalo grape sugar company, has been settled by Hamlin. air. A. i. iiinman, a New lork law yer, contends that Uen. Chester A. Arthur, Vice President elect, was born in Canada and has never been naturalized. On the contrary, Gen. Arthur says he was born in Vermont, and he ought to know. The steamer City of Sidney, which arrived at San Francisco Saturday from Aus tralia via Honolulu, had on boaid King Kalakua of Hawaii and suite en route for the Eastern States and Europe. John W. Sickles, a Chicago journalist, aged forty - five, unsuccessfully attempted suicide Saturday by cutting au artery in his wrist Sickles at one time practiced medi cine in Philadelphia. In a Buffalo (N. Y.) boarding house, Saturday night, after a quarrel over a game ot cards, Cnarlcs uyau threw James Cat - frey headlong down a flight of steps, caus ing Itital injuries. Joseph GolJwater, of G - Id water & Bros., Prescott, Arizona, has disappeared lrom ban i' rancisco, alter getting away with about 90,000 worth of goods bought on credit in ban r rancisco. Tho reported surrender of fifty - one lodges of Sioux under Crow King and Lone Dog proves to be only nominal, as they stui nave their arms and ponies, and are m a position to retreat if they choose. Tho sum of $350,000 was subscribed at Chicago, last week, to the stock of the new telegraph company. The whole amount could bo readily disposed of in Chicago,bnt a portion win bo ottered in JNcw lork. Over 4,500,000 pounds of railroad fas tenings, valued at $140,000, have been s !d at St. Louis in the past few days for roads now being constructed west of the MU is - sippl OIT for Cherry Hill. Sheriff Reel at noon to day took to the rcnitentiary, at Philadelphia, a batch of prisoners who were sentenced at la9t term ot court. Among the unfortunates were VVestcott and Wood, co ivicted of perjury. ana jacicson. whorobb d Shearer s store . In the case of the 'atter puni - hmcnt swiftly : fi - llowed the commission of his crime. The therm was accompanied by John Cline. C. 11. Van Horn, Daniel Wagner and Wash - ' JEgton. Moody, bUICIDB ON THE TRAIN. A Steelworks Draughtsman Cats Bis Throat. l he chief draughtsman at the Pennavl - vania steel works, named Lueders. cut his throat in the cars while on his way to Philadelphia on last Thursday and died at the Pennsylvania Hospital that evening Mr. Lueders some time ago lost his wife, and her death so grieved him that his mind became affected. He expressed a desire to return to his home in Philadelphia and accompanied by Mr. Chauvenet he started. Between Downingtown and Philadelphia he went to the water closet in the ear, and not returning for a long time the door was broken open and he was found lying on the floor with his throat cut, a small penknife by his side. Deceased was a tall, fine looking man and a great favorite with all who knew him. Hill Notes. The 6tench of gas in the House was posi tively sickening, and caused several Senators in attendance at the joint assembly to retire until atter the ballot was taken. Mr. Kneass was in his seat this morning. having recovered sufficient to walk slowly. Sam Huhn still carries the Phillips Senatorial boom on his broad shoulders. The illuminated clock scheme on the Cap itol meets wilh general approval. A telephone lor the use of the House and Senate is to be placed in one of the committee rooms. The archives" are still preserved in glass and surrounded by wicker work. ine new ventilator for the House slowly approaches completion. J. he Philadelphia legislators were very much exercised this morning when thev heard ot the fire in that city. They were afraid the darling Academy of Music had been burned. Baptism. The First Free Baptist church. Rev. T. H. Drake, castor, was densely crowded last evening, and multitudes were turned away for lack of room, notwithstanding every available space was filled with extra seats, and the aisles, entry and choir gallery were picked, very many standing through the entire services. The subject of the evening's discourse was the 'Bart - t:sm on tho Day of Pentecost." Ten persons, believers in Christ, were then baptized, according to the apostolic precept and fxample, by immersion, among the number being a Sabbath school teacher and class. On this interesting occasion the spirit of sole amity and joyfulness rested upon the congregation, making many feel that "it was good to be there." Next Sabbath evening a number of other happy converts will follow Jesus in this significant ordinance of the Gospel. Revival meetings win oe neia every evening this week, ex cepting Saturday evening, beginning at half - past seven o'clock. Taken Before a Justice and Compelled to Marry. One day last week a man giving his name as Stein, an agent, and claiming to have relatives in Lancaster, stopped at a Middle - town hotel with a girl who stated that she was fourteen years old, although believed io us oiaer, and represented that she wts his wife. Afterwards he denied that thev were married. Some of the citizens became indignant that he should thus impose on the girl and they got out a warrant for his arrest and took him before a justice of the peace, and mere compelled him to marry her. ine ceremony was pertormed last evening, and now the wrath or tbe com plainants is appeased. Tbe girl seems to have been enticed from her home by this fellow, who is thought to be a villain. She has at times resided at Bainbridge and w rig nis vine. The Frre Uridce Ones tion. Between two hundred and three hundred residents of Cumberland county met at Floyd's Hotel, Bridgeport, on Saturday evening to consider the question of a free btidze over the Susauehanna. Grcat interest was taken in the afiar, which was addressed by Dr. J. R. Hayes, of this city. A committee of fifteen was appointed to continue the agitation of the matter, examine tbe law, and take steps looKing to legislative relief. Cruce Al. j - ;. Church. bishop Andrews preached: in Grace M. E. church last night to a large audience. It was not generally known that he would be present. An interesting revival has been in pro gress in the above church during the past four weeks. Quite a number of conversions have taken place. Seven persons were ad mitted to membership yesterday morning. I'ersonal. General bimon Cameron will leave to morrow at i - :45 p. m. for his Southern tour. He will go direct to Charleston, 8. C, but until reaching that city will not decide defi nitely what other bouthern points he will vint. Before coming home Gen. Cameron will visit Cuba. Major John II. Filler, editor of the Tii - tri'jt, and Cashier W. K. Alricks. of the Dauphin Deposit Bank, left for Florida this afternoon. TO - DAY'S FINANCIAL AND MARKETS Dally Telejrraphle Letter from Wlntbrop rercy amitn. xiroicers, 37 soutn Tnira Street, f lillsdelpbin. Special to Teikgrah. j ihiladklfhia. jan. 3i.ine stoclc market opened weak, and remained weak throughout in 1 1. a Delphi a. Jan. 31. OD'nu. 230 F. M. CIOt' Erlo 49 49 LfUHD ouuia........ . ...... 13C 12! Michigan Central..... CUlci'.go and NoilhWttSt.. St. 1'aul... 128W 54 as mi 91 Hannibal A St - Jo, com. - .. Hannibal & Hi. Jo, pr'ld.. Wabash IU7 Ohio Hml Mississippi...... iron Mountain.. 61 Ontario ami Western 42 C. C. ami I. C Jersey Central...... ... Ueiaware ami Union.. 100 Del. Lick, and Wenleru.. 12 9i iut 12 1215 C5" 20 4 1S5 20 Wt - Htorn Union llftBt? 115 12i?2 Pscinc Mall Union l'aclilc M. K. fr. T 47 American Union Tel. C l'unnsylvania Reading... IvehiKh ValU - y...... - 'y n UU imon... WJi JLetilirn Navigation Norm Pacific. common North Pacific prorermi TilUHvllla North Control Pnilsutalphla r.n.l Kil Nortu 1'enn , 41X A Unlto l ii. K. of N . HestonvlllH Central Ti - Hnsjx.r;ji'.trn A &V. TeJeirra. I'Hlf.ADBi.PHiA, Jan. 31 floiii - 14 nulatbut siea uyiHU.t; Kuperlinc, $2 'JI ; xtr8, $3.i0200; Ohio and In.l1na nun 11 v. $5 25ij J7 - : l'enn - ylviinlailo., $4 755 25; st l.ouls Ho, $ 50K 0t; Minnesota clear, $ O0f$3 !i ; lo. - . ...... d. ... - . - . ... . . - . 7 87. kvo Hour, $4 "5 vo WhBHt is - a - i - r : No. 2 Western re.l, 1 lf.J; IVmmyl vania re.l ".ml nmbvr. l I4CSI I55i tiom is dull hut steady; h1 earner, bi, yellow anal mixed, fiSc. wear? (iii.i anti wv,ic; jmo. I wliltn, 45e; No. 2 no. 4:;yiic; no 3 !o. 4is4ic; Xo 2 mixed, .c. itye is iirm. J'rovismns are in jjocmi ueinanu wics pork. $13 50ai4 fft; moss por - , new. n totals 60: hewf nnins, ; ou; inula mesa Deer, $19 00, f. o. b.: smokHl hms. lokailc : nickleit do. t?!ic; l - iifron sn - okett shoulders, 6 - XSc; onii i, i.m'i in uriu: cny iue; Butter is moderately uctive ami steady in clioiCH grne; cio uu - tv extra, S3c; do (food to chol e, 293'.'o : Bradford County and New York extra, tubs. 27028c: do fitklns. Western dairy. 2532c: do (rood to choice. 189 sc; rons are unu nu moMly poor quality Pennsylvania, I730c; Western Itesurve extra. naff - IP. fciftr are easier: Pennsylvania. 4JVc WeMorn. 41tI4V. ChecfcO la quiet tnt firmly held: New ou run cream. isxi4e : w - st em full cream 13(21 'Uc do fair to ctkxI. 12il 12e t do half skims and Pennsylvania skims. 10lill54O - Petroleum is nrm rnne. yo. iil.a . i 10. Stock Yards. Wist rim.ADK.rHi a, Jan. SI. The tatile imuket Is active: prime, '4Cie: pood, ft5i ie: medium, 6ij3ie: common. 4Q Klir - The Buenn innket is Inactive; prime, 6ic; k o 6?tf ''7o; medium. 65c;c The lio market is .ctive; prime, SWo: KOod, 8 sc; medium, 7Xtt 7?ic; common,703v FOURTH EDITION LATEST NEWS OF THE DAY - A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL MURDER ID IN SEW MEXICO. TIitm Mexicans Charrd With lh Crima n. f Them H&oged far Horn Stealing, and Another Arrested for Harder ProUbls Wife Hnrdor in Phikdilphii Disistrous Storm on the Patifis Coast 4c, ftc . GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL MU&DKRED. Three Mexicans the Guilty Partieit One Al ready Massed. St. Locis, Jan. 31. Adticcs from New Mexico state that detectives hare discovered that Capt. Potter, U. S. Geological Surrey, who has been missing since October last, was murdered and robbed by three Mexi cans. One of the murderers hnnrmi tew days since for horse stealing, and an other is under arrest. H IT WIFE MCRDER? Myitery Surrounding Philadelphia Wo man Death. Philadelphia, Jan. 31. 3Irs Mary E. Schmoor, thirty years of age, was found dead in her room this moraine at No. 820 Fernon street, below Tasker. Subsequently the police received an intimation that she had been murdered. Investigation showed stgns ot strangulation, and blood was flowing from her mouth and nose. Her husband Ferdinand, who was found lying on a teunge in the rear room and was under the influence of liquor, was taken into custody. Tie denies all knowledge ot the manner of his wile's dealh. COINAGE ATTIIE riIILAl)KLIIlI A MINT. Philadelphia, Jan. 31. The coinage executed at the TJ. S. mint in this city during the month of January amounted to 4,246,2S0 pieces, of the total value of $5, - , 885.500. Of this sum thira were 254 8C0 eagks, 5C1.520 half eagles, 500,000 silver dollars and 2.930.000 cents. THE &TOR3I ON THe, PACIFIC IOA&T. San Fbaxcisco, Jan. 31. Accounts of the recent storm from everv section of the State all testify to its creat severitv. The damage cannot be estimated. NEW rOSTMAStEB FOS CO Kit Y. ' "Washington, D. C, Jan. 3. The Pres ident to day nominated Aliffe Olcason to be postmaster at Corry, Pa. SFXATOK CARPENTER'S IIEAE.1H. WAsniNTON, D. C, Jan. 31. Senator Carpenter has so much improved in health that he is able to sit up to - day. DEMOCRATIC HAMIStl COMMITTJEK. Some of the Candidates Named by the swallow Tails" and "short Hairs" on Saturday Evening. The Democratic naming meetings on Sat urday night were well attended. The following were named for Mayor: Levi Wol - finger, John A. Gaamm, John E. Patterson, James M'CItlland, David Maeyer. L. II. Kinneard, Wm. K Alricks, Wm. F. Bay, Ovid F. Johnson, Wm. Lescure. The fol lowing were earned for City Treasurer: T. . J. Scbeffor, Wm. D. Jack, L. II. Kinneard, D. I'. Lies cure, ltooeit Daskma. t. A. Boehmer, Peter Smcker, D. 11. Miller Michael il'Closkey, J. G. M. Bay. The following were named Tor City Controller: John W. Jones, George J. Shoemaker. J. C. M'Alarney, A. Boyd Hamilton, D. R. Miller, J. - Monroe Kreiter. Supervisor, First district, Aaron S. Grecnawalt. Su pervisor Secocd district, John Ensmincer, John It. Hamilton, Wm. O'Donnell, Jo - 82ph Berrier, A. Dewhirst. The following counewmen and school directors wtre named: . First Ward Secord Precinct. Select Council David It. Miller. Common Council John A. Ilccker," John Itupp. School Director Short term, George Faester; long term. Henry Opperman, Joseph Young, John KeiL Second Ward. Select Council Robert Raskins, Dr. Hamilton, Dr. J. A. Frichie. Common Council Wm. White, Wm. H. Cleckner, David Whitmoyer, Wm. H. M' - Crone, Wm. B. Chadwick, John M. Bender, Edwin It. Wallace, iuvan Audcrson,Oeorge Wightman. Alderman Peter Siucxer. School Director Wm. Foltz, sr., Leine Lemer. Third. Ward. Select Council A. M. Clevelanii, W. O. Hickok, Samuel Singer. Common Council George Dcehne. Alex. Roberts, John A. S:ahl, Robert Vance, Jacob L. Dipner. School Director C. A. Spiccr (long term), S. R. Evarts (short term ) Fourth Ward. Select Council James Mersereau, W. O. Hickok, jr., H. M'Cormick, J. J. Dull. Common Council W. irewicK, John v. Brown, John Bell, John I. Beggs, Al. T. Hubley, S. M'C. Wilson, Levi B. Alricks. School Director J? . Asoury awi, ur. li. B. Buehler, Thomas L. Wallace, Dr. Chas. B. Fager. x niu am. Select Council J. Berrier, G. Dock, W. C. Kirby. Common Council Charles Fisher.Henry Swartz, J. A Kramer, A. Craddick, Harry Walters. School Director A. II. Blessing. Sixth Ward Fl rot Fr eel act. Select Council George W. Wolford. School Director Charles T. George, R. S. Reed. Common Council Christian Geide, I. S. Trostle, Conrad Dapp, Charles Kapphan. Sixth Ward Second Precinct. School Director Reuben S. Reed, Chas. T. George. Select Council George W. Woltord. Common Council John Peipher, jr., James F. Ward. Seventh Waid. Select Council James M'Cleas'cr. Common Council S. S. Hall, Thomas Maloney, Thomas Winters, Thomas Fitz - Simmons, John Oenslagcr, Joseph B Smith. School Director George W. Miller, R. S. M" Williams, Henry Sourbier. K?ghth Ward First Precinct. Select Conncil A. Schlayer, L. Smith, A. Moycr, Charles M'Carthy. Common Council John Casey, sr., C. II. Davis, Thomas Powers, John M'Intyre, JohnNutt, Cal. M'Carthy, William O' - Conner. School Director William H. Day, J. M. Donelly, A R. Kiefcr. fclghth Ward Second Precinct. Select Council A, R. Kiefcr, C. C. Davis. Joseph Felterman. Common Council W. K. Verbeke, John Catey, sr., D. C. Miller, Henry Shoop. School Director William C. M'Faddeu. Nli'th'Ward. Select Council Joseph Kahnwciler. George V. Corl. Common Council James B. First, James O. M. Bay, Alfred Fieeland, William D. Jack, Gorge Klugh, William II. Lawter, Danie Kahoe, John Miller. School Director William G. Zollinger.. Dr. C. A. RahUr.

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