The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 3, 1890 · Page 2
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SEVICE t necewruy OT m»;iiic" In name pfhln rind distinct. Prop decipher, bncaUso of tuc •v ftvc written. THOSB who study signs are troubled tjelween the goose's breast bone, which prophesies a long, cold winter, and the "building of the hornets' nests, prophesy mild winter weather. which IT is denied that there is a prospect of a failure of natural gas at Pittsburgh, and Is asserted that the companies furnishing it cut off tho supply to stop the -outrageous waste by manufacturers. THK plans for making Paris a seaport have been deposited at tho Hotel do Ville. Tho proposed canal from Rouen to Paris is to be 110 miles long .and about twenty foot deep, to cost $87,000,000. | IN China all the land belongs to the State, and a trifling sum per acre, never altered through long centuries, is paid as rent; this is tho only tax in the country, and it amounts to about sixty -cents per head. THE British cruisers on the eastern coast of Africa are doing good work in suppressing tho slave trade that has its headquarters at Zanzibar. Within tho pr.wt few months the;y have performed a nut-.ber of highly creditable exploits that must tend to the promotion of the peace in Africa. ACCORDING to a paper read by Prof. H. A. New ton be fore tho National Acad- •emy of Sciences, in Boston, tho planet Jupiter is addicted to capturing our periodic cornets in their vagrant courses and drawing them into his own system. !He is also accused of purturbing the orbits of others which he does not actually catch. ^^^^_^^^ - ^^ <-- . ' TIIEWE are thirty cities and towns in Connecticut having a population above 4.000, according to a census bulletin just issued, and the total number of inhabitants of these places is 465,039. A3 the whole population of tho State is only 745,801, it appears that much more than one-half the poople, or more exactly, <1!J per cent., live in towns of more ifhan 4,000. THE following will give an idea of 'what Boston is spondkig upon some of its principal buildings: The new courthouse will cost perhaps from $4,000,000 to $?5,000,000, the State-house extonsior, $3,000,000; the public library, 553,500,000; the. syndicate building on State street, $3.080,000 or .?3,000,000; the Ames building at tho foot of Court street, $700,000, <and tho Sears building, repairs and al- 'terations, $300,000. TTTF. superstition in the navy that no ship should ever be named after another that has met with serious disaster, finds curious confirmation in the experiences of the Boston, which was named during Secretary Chandler's administration. It may bo merely a coincidence, as tho Army and Navy Journal suggests, that tho Boston has had such a constant run of ill-luck, while her sister cruiser, -She Atlanta, has met with few misfor- -.•tunes. - 'LEOXIDAS M. MILLER, fio Democratic- Congressman from Oshkosh, is a full- blooded Greek, the first man of that race who ever held a seat in tho Con- gross of the United States. Miller is not an Tlellc'iiio name, and Mr. Miller docs not know his patronymic, neither does he speak the language of his ancestors. He was a waif picked up en the battle-field of S^ssolonghi in 1SW, and takes his name from his preserver ;• nnd benefactor, Colonel J. P. Miller, of Vermont. ns Mart* in MlB Annttftl ilcpflH-t of the Oj»* orations of tho Po»t*dffloi> i>«partme«t. WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. •-*• The Postmaster-General in his annual report reviews the legislation of Congress for tho improvement of the postal service and dwells at some length upon the changes for the better during the last year in the administrative methods of the department. In connection with tho last named subiect he says: "Over 8200,000 nns been saved on the contract for postal cards, which, though thoy wero properly criticised at ur«t, were quickly brought tip to the required standard by the contractor; $100(100 has been saved on tho contract for stamped envelopes; $200.000 or more has boon saved on certain lettinps ol contracts lor currying the mails, and at tho B ame time the mail routes havo boon extended ovwr almost, B.000,000 miles of railway und steamboat and stage lines. The same number of inspectors have treated 87,730 cases during the year, against 06,804 treated last year, or on average of 1.213 per man this ycnr, lucainst U33 last year. The tof.il number of cases on hand July 1,18110, was 81,037, against 28040 on hand July 1,1880. This means an increase ot 33 per cent, iu cases treated and a decrease oC 23 per cent, in casea on hand. The anti-lottery legislation has entailed much extra labor upon the- force of inspectors, but, on tho other hand, tho temptation to thieving among employes of the department has been much diminished by the sume moans. The last year has been made disa- crroable to the -green goods' swindlers. Negotiations with. tho German authorities looking to tlio establishment ot sea post- offices have boon successful. A commission of expert accountants lias been appointed to thoroughly examine the postal system and establish a uniform nnd simpler system of accounts for post-offices. An accurate counting and weighing of mail matter at all the viost-offlces of every grade has bco-u made and exact data gathered thereby touching the amount of free matter and matter ol each class carried by the department, and estimates indicating the effect of a reduction ol letter postage to ono cent are included. "The gross revenue is nearly $5,000,000 larger than it ever was before. Almost 5,000 new post- offices— more than in any one year before— have been established upon the petitions of communities which have needed them. A decreased limit for the extension of the free delivery has permitted thfi employment ol letter-carriers in over fifty towns. Three times as maay sub-stations and stamp agencies, which soon pay tor themselves, wore established as during the previous year. Over 5.000 miles of railway post-Office service, so called (where traveling post-offices distribute the mails for instant dispatch), have been put on. The 5,000 transportation schedules have been examined 'and adjusted or extended where it has been possible. Thirty-six per cent, more of cit> mails hnve been distributed on the trains foi instant dispatch than during the previous year, The star-route mileage has increased ovei ii.uCO.OOO miles and the mileage over 11,000,000. The 'railway postal clerks have reduced the number of pieces usually sent to the dead letter office by a.coo.coa. "The swiftest mail is not fast enough in these days for all the needs of commerce and socia' correspondence. The conviction steadily grows- upon me that the post-office should do more than employ last mails und stage coaches und taut the electric wires should curry letters; that the people who pay in postage rates the cost of the postal system have a right to the use of the postal plants as a means of reducing the cost of telegraphic correspondence and /or the instant transmission of postal money-orders. We strain every muscle and nerve trying to gain an hour or two on this collection or that delivery. We worry tho railroads with importuni ties for new trains or faster ones that »hal! save perhaps three or four hour?!.. All the while the quickest service, by which electric letters might be transmitted and whole days or whole nights be gained and saved, Is kept out of the reach of the country's postal service. The postal service has proved itself able to manage successfully the telegraph' business in connection with the postal system and us a part of it. In one form or another the public imperatively demands cheaper telegraphy, und the- Post Ofllce Department can supply it at less : «osl than any corporation unless the latter has pent, light and fuel free, and curriers and clerkf without pay. The postal service is the Govern ment's kind; hand, protecting and promoting the correspondence of its people, and oommu- ! nication by telegraph as well as by mail is essential to its best development. The plan proposed for a postal telegraph is familiar to- the public. There would bo no outlay of money, no appointment ol: clerks and no- financial liability. Tho persist' ent misstuteinent oj'the fucts at the outset led to some m-iiiunrtorstimdings on the part or a small portion of the public. The actual plan Is surely entitled to a just statement and a fuii pARNELL»fii —%•«?•- - m •'' Be 1* Vtged to Resign tho XHtademhlp ol tho Irish Party !by Many of.ittig-FeUoi*- Workers in ttta Cause bf Riffa* lutln. LONDON, Nov. 27«^The,,jf|avo crisis on the question of Farneirs leadership continues and is not likely to be settled for some days. Not 'since the memorable day in 1886 when dissentient Liberals decided to vote against Gladstone's home-rule bill has there been such excitement in political circles as at the present moment at Westminster. Wednesday the members of the Liberal and Irish parties discussed tho situation with great excitement and without alteration of their opin ions as to tho momentous issues de pending on it. Gladstone is determined to retire permanently from public life if Parnell continues as leader, and Parnoll is resting on the unanimous vote of his party by which ho was re-elected Tuesday and equally resolved, up to the present, to maintain his position. Several leading spirits of the Irish party are roady to step into Parnell's shoes if he resigns, and it is mainly this point which is causing so much comment. Nearly seventy members wero present at tho Nationalist mooting. and Parnell expressed himself as quite willing to abide by its decision. Speeches wero made and the hard facts of the situation wore plainly put forward. A majority of the party favored Parnell's retirement, but no division was taken. It would have boon undignified for tho party to have altered at less than a day's notice tho decision solemnly taken when it re-elected Par- noil. He will have no temporary retirement. If ho goes it will bo for good. A number of prominent members of the Parncllite party visited Mr. Parnell Tuesday night and asked him to reconsider his position as leader of the party. He showed 110 disposition to retire from the leadership. Mr. McCarthy explains that ho did not communicate the contents of Mr. Gladstone's letter to tho Parnellite meeting Tuesday because Mr. Gladstone had requested him to consider it as confidential if he found that Mr. Parnell contemplated spontaneous action. At the beginning of tho meeting, McCarthy says, he and his colleagues were ignorant of the course Mr. Parnell would pursue, the prevailing impression being that after receiving practically a vote of confidence he would retire from the bead of the party, at any rate temporarily. After Mr. Parnell's unanimous re-election Mr. McCarthy found himself in a different position, and concluded that nothing would be sained by reopening the question. LOND<?X, Nov. 28.--Mr. Davffit publishes in the Labor World an appeal to tho Irish race at home and abroad. In this he implores the people to rise and show themselves eqwal to the present emergency, and s-ays that if Parnell remains a* the head of the party tfcero cam; be no hop© of saving the- cause off Ireland. Th© Irish party, he *ays, contains more thaw one man who is capaW-o of leading: it to victory, and theTG is sufficient patriotism in tho-party tofollow a leader chosen from its own ranks- by a majority of its members. 3n' conclusion be says that whatever d'esision may be made'the Irish cause is-i-s^periabable. and. he asks the pe®ple to pray «o God that Triad om and courage- may ffuide those- upon whom Ireland's- hopes are WEIGHED DOWN eV DEBT, DlfliUtf ofl« with Metat««! Ht Game In UrDokCrn. ... Yoitfiij 'NoV* 28»' ; ^"A «—~j- —dent occurred on the |jtouni|&atl3aster'ti Brooklyn, Tharsdaf before the Yale-Princoton foot-ball game was played. The big free stand on the eastern side of the groxinds, furthest from the grand stand, suddenly collapsed at 12:10, carrying down with it its entire load of human beings. The crash came without any warning whatever and at the time tho long rows of bleaching boards were closely packed with spectators. It is estimated that there were more than 2,000 people on the structure at the time. A scene of indiscribable confusion and panic followed the crash, which was heard in all parts of the grounds. Tho occupants were mostly men, a great majority of thorn students from Yale H, WBB »- ana Princeton. There were also many | the£0 hwe t women in the crowd. All lay in a con-; fused and struggling mass upon the ground, many of them being completely under the wreckage of planks and joists of which tho rickety structure was built. Many fainted from the injuries which they received. In an instant there was a general rush for that part of the field, and a score or more of blue-coated policemen were soon engaged in pulling tho maimed and wounded from tho wreck. Others lent their assistance and within ten minute? tho whole place had boon cleared. At first there wero fears that some might have been killed, but these proved to bo unfounded. A great many persons, however, were very severely hurt and broken limbs and bruised heads and bodies were numerous. Many of the wounded people were carried off the grounds, placed hacks and taken away before their names could bo learned. In this way a ', great many cases were not reported to the police. The big dressing-room under the grand stand was rigged up as a hospital, and the surgeons of three ambulances from the Brooklyn hospital were soon at work. . Among thoso who were treated on the grc unds and afterward taken away were: Charles Wilson ankle dislocated; Cadets John A. Quillur and Perln Darnoy, of the Military Institute at PeeUskill, backs badly sprained and bruised; Emery B. Remington, Princeton, '93, leg broken; a Yale man, name unlearned, suffering from concussion of tlio spine; two Rutgers College students, heads bruised and cut; John Monroe, of Princeton, ontusion of the ICKS; S. G. Dunning, Princeton, '91, broken ankle; George A. VVylio, thigh broken; James McGlone, internal injuries; F. S. Keller, Columbia, '91, broken wrist; John Wood, of Yale, injured internally and taken out unconscious; Stephen P. Spear, et Yale, arm brofeen: John Caruth- CTS, a Wesleyan University student, fcadly cut about the head; — Eldridge, ot Princeton, '04, both legs badly hurt about th* ankles; - Curley r of Princeton, '94, knouked unconscious by a blow or. the head; his ease- is deemed very yorious; —Leonard, of Fifth avenue, New York, right leg broken; Edward Morgan, of Yale, lag broken-;: — Mc- KeacvPrinceton theological student, compound fractuso of the left leg; — Bradley, '92, Princeton, both legs badly hurt; A Woil, Juncture collar bone; C. Turner, leg hurt; H. W. Fuller, scalp -wound; Qeorge A, Johnson, contuaien of spine. r iho liowest estimate puts- the number of injured at fifty, while others plaae ife at sixtf- or more. \ Tho game resulted in a-victory for Yale by a^score of 33 to 0. FINAsL- CENSUS FIGURES, td Bit Ke*l?*nt8 Against Indmn t*«B Trooj** Cft led Ont »«4M»M to the Wttf V** 1)., Nov. as. -Governor toilette is doing all in his power to settle the Indian trouble without delay, and has ordered the 160 stands of arms deposited here sent to Kapid City. He has also ordered companies A and B of the militia to be in readiness to march at once. Th6 Governor says he proposes to stop at once the killing of cattle and the burning of settlers' homes. > ST. PATH,, Minn., Nov. 28.— The sensational article from Missoula, Mont., in many morning papers about a battlt between Indians and troops near Fort Keogh is without foundation in any way. The publication of a communica tion of this nature from unreliable cor respondents is doing great injustice t Nov. 28.—Advices re Department Thursday fron/the seat of tho threatened Indian troubles are reassuring and indicate a gradual subsiding of the ghost dance. The department; officials bo- lieve that tho presence of the increased military force in that locality is beginning to have a salutary effect on the turbulent spirits among the Indians. CHICAGO, Nov. aa—General Miles has replied to the appeal for arms received from Governor Mellette, of South Dakota, on Wednesday. The Governor was assured that nothing would be left undone for tho protection of settlers in the Northwest Tho General said he had received no official advices of fight which some of the newspapers had published as occurring near Fort Koogh Mont., between regular troops and T " in i dians. General Miles continued: ' "I have received quite satisfactory new from General Brooke. He rep.orts that the Indian chief Little Wound came into Pine Pudge aeency Wednesday and that every hour seems to lessen the strength of the disaffected inAlans. Short Bull of the Rosebud agency has aim come Into the agency, and his people, about 500 .lodges, numbering nearly S.BOO Indians, are reported as also coming toward the agency. I consider Short Bull one of the worst and most' treacherous Indian chiefs in tho Northwest. General Brooke now has a strong command under him and is ready for summary action at notice." ' a moments FURIOUS STORMS. '- 'A NRW and valuable practical application of eiirbolic acid Las boon made in Central America, whore it has been \isod wit* gratifying success against the loaf-cutting ants, whose ravages upon motivated trees in that country are so .destructive. The acid is mixed with water, and poured dow» the ant-burrows, whereupon the ants desert their abode; and by persistent resort to this .method of attack, they may be expelled from the neighborhood of cultivated plants. . HOIIACE GBEEI/T once upon a time refused an increase of salary unon t.Vm that he did not think his paper consideration. It t.Uere is a, Vietter one it will an ground t could afford to pay it. Mr. Bliss, president of the Ualtimoro and Albany railroad, tho other day declined an increase of his salary from $12,000 to $30,000 with tho singular explanation that "I do not beliovo my services are worth any more than I am now receiving." Mr. Powderly, .a few days since, succeeded with difficulty, in persuading the Knights of Labor ' to reduce his salary from $5,000 to Sii.500. There are a great many peculiar men in this world. AT a recent mooting of tho International Railroad Congress in Brussels, Mr. yV'eisenbrueh, engineer to t!.o Belgian Ministry pf Railroads, expressed the belief that "before many years it •would be possible to make a trip around the world in twenty-throe days. To ao- .aomplitfh this feat a railroad would be iLuilt connecting New York with Paris. This scheme si-ems very visionary, but it is significant that it was broached in A scientific convention by an engineer .of distinction, and in these days it is :bardly worth while to laugh at railroad schc-mes however visionary thoy may seem- Du. Kocn has given to tho world a detailed account of his process for the euro of consumption, reserving only, for the present, tho manner of preparing tbo lymph, and tho medical profession will "now sit in judgment on it. The Philadelphia Medical and Surgical Reporter, while expressing an earnest •wish that tho now discovery may be all that is claimed for it, warns its readors against too reudy acceptance of a theory that has not been thoroughly tried. Er periments are now being made on fto-Ufi tebAt niusjt soon decide the question " ' pr not the loug-«o«jrfot-Jar —— be quickly discovered and adopted." It also recommends the passage of the Senate bill providing for an ocean mail service. With regard to the anti-lottery law the report says that the lottery companies ciui not butsoa that there is to be no tiitling or evasions in dealing with thorn. The press has aided the department by its general approval, and the public at large have seconded its efforts to make tho law ufiecUve.. Regarding reduced letter postage the report says: "If the postal revenue arising from letter postage eould be set aside for its propel uses the millions of letter-writers of this coun try might quickly be permitted to enjoy a reduced taxation on- l&tter-writing. In point ot fact there is- a clear gain of nearly $30000,000 from letter postages. This large protlt, with tlio sianual dclluU (which last year amounted to $5,768,;XX), appropriated out of the general Treasury), is all swallowucl up by the losses on other classes of mail inattec curried at less than the cost of distribution und handling. There need be no conjecture as I to the principal item, of cost in trying to drop to a one-cent rate. The amount received from letter postage; last year was something over $38,000,000; This sum wouUV be cut exactly in half, and wo would therefore, get but a little over $10,000,000. The deficiency for the eurront year is likely to b» Hr>3l).000. which would make the total da- liciency J->3,50:),000 und more. This largo de- iiciency under a one-cent rate would be reduced: first, by the natural increase of busi ness; second, by tho stimulus of o- low rate of postage:, aud third, by the completion of the pending legislation to collect proper postage for sample copies of so-called news papers and from paper-covered books. It is estimated that by thu sample book business ovei 8-1 0)0,000 is annually lost to the revenue, and in the transportation of paper-covered books con siderably more than 51,000,000 is kept out ot the pasta- income for the benefit of certain book It apiioars from the report that 14,072; post masters were removed 1 during the las* two vetiv* und 'Jtl tisu appointed in the samo time -*-"-- '-••* year numbera Now Amiounoed the Population oB'tlle- Country in .June Wns 03.O)i»;SGO. . Nov. 37.— Superintend: e»t Porter has. eomploted his final do- Gveat Damneo Cnusod by Henvy Snows anil Floods in Europe. CARLSBAD, Nov. 38.— The damage caused by the- floods is enormons. Aqueducts, bridges, streets and squares have been desSwyed and hundreds of shopkeepers ruined. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be required for public repairs alone. A terrific storm s raging on the Black sea. LONDON, Nov. 28,— A heavy snowstorm prevails in the English channel, A large steamer is seporfced ashore at Folkestone. Severe frosts and heavy snowfalls. are reported'- throughout Europe. In Paris anovf has- fallen to a depth of scweral inches VIKNNA, Nov. 28.— Many off the railway lines ia Austria an it Southern Russia have bsen compelled- to partially suspend operations on account of heavy falls of snow- DUBLIN, Nov. 28.— The- rive»' Shannon has overflowed its banks- a*. Athlone, and th& town, whicUi is- situated on both sides <rf the river, is-submerged. Hundreds of acres of farm' lands- are ander water arad the crops are- destroyed. A largo number of ''cattle* have perished. Many families are-rend»*ed Erteh the-ira Mr.. Labouchere has writ-tent twPar- nell urging him to withdraw- 1» his letter Mr, Labouchore-says Chat Par- noil's- remaining in the ibadere-Mp mean-9-a.rao.ther six years of Balfoui- and coercion for Ireland, while bis- withdrawal- will mean tho meetlK-g: of an Irish Paii'liatnent in .at the liatost, ThfrFreeman's Journal, of'Dn"«l ; in..«n uequeato-f Parnell, will state that ho p«<r> poses IK* issue a manifesto- to the people Friday night, and he asks- m> the- meaintiroe to si-aspenA' n:ent. Mr: Gladstone had in tended' to 'return; to> Hawardsmv but has now decided to wait im Loadon the settlement of tto- erisis- ini th-e- Home Rule party. Mr. ParnMlv in conversing with eoB- leagwes, mwaabats the inference- from'. Mr.°C»lad8t««e-'s letter of Mondayto-Mn: Morleytha* the Liberal loader-threatens to- retire- in case ho (Parnell).-coin- }< tinue* to lead; the Nationalists. (', A- correspondent for tw.i Aanerhsmi \ newspaper cables his journal that it. I may bo taken as certain; that HarnaUi I will not retire-, no matter what pressure- j nay bo-brought to bear upon him- liiiv ; •xsserts his-right to lead the party ha- : virtually orealied. Nothingbulia^dii-'ecu ing- oa» him to withdraw.'wiLLbe- |; recogniasd' by him, and even bhen ifo.ii*, j; doubtful whe-ther he would go,-.fon ho-ij could and; woisld deaianiE an appeal; to | the Irishi people. I; It waai suggested to Rarnetli b.ysev- | ei-al. yr.ominent politicians thub, ho- i should retire-, if only irt,name-,.for a few ): months and himself nouilnatu-an- uxeewr !J tiv,o committee, with Justin Mc'SarCliy. I; at its beaul,. to nianaga-the business a* the laarty,. and that he sh'iuld retiten; whei> the- present storm sball> b,um blown- ov«r, but Par:iell v.<ill liave- na of the population- of tho country in June, 1890, which* is now plased'at uS>032,2S(X By Statbs-.-and.di-i visions it is as-foBows: Niarth Atlantic division- Maine (SCnOftMMassaehus'ts... 2,238,043' Vermont 383, ^Connecticut... ™>7™ Bhoclte Island.. 345.5uti(.New Jersey.., l,444,UiS3 - K'tsw York... . ^Wff.brsil Pennsylvania 5,653,01* - ... ' New Xam'h're S^ftS)!, Total 17,401,541. South Atlantic liivision— Delaware 168;4!WI-S'lU Carolina-., 1,151,'IW 1 . Maryland li048,8fli>|Georf?ia Dlst.CMumbla asO.llyii/Florida Virtcln-Sa Cfl68,-HKOi West. Viirginta. 70S.74W N'rth Curoliua t,on,U4r| Total Northern Csnti-ul division ; homeless by the- flood. TO BECOME A 3U1.423 8,857,920 Ohio :i;U72,-31« Illinois \Viscon_ Iowa l!,011iKl)» 182.71W Michigan....Minnesota,,.. 3,093,889 1,301,828 8,1579,184 Dakota. as»,808 Kansas... 1,4«,U98 noo «n<«o Total ....... .....22,362,879 North IiUltota. Nebraska ..... 1,068,916!) Indiana ....... B^02,404 Southern Central division— Kentucky ...... J,858.Q8aMississlpEfi.... 1-«» 1 29 Alabam:*. ...... l,M3,Qtt Texas Louisiana ,, 1,118,588 Oklahoma Maim' Total Montanu'... Wyoming., Colorado-.-. New Mexico. 18a.lflttl.Waho 84,885 (SOjTUo Alaska.. 413,MUJ Washington... 849,390* 183,M»!Oii3gon 313,767' . The aup*>intmentsforU*e last year numbera 14 -ids ami the removals B.S74. The number o post-omens sit the close of the fiscal yuur, Jim at) Ut'.iO was 63,401. The number of new post omcos established in IfiWJ was -»,s38. Tho nuu omcos establis bur of ol'llcus enliu-god to free delivery office in 1H;:0 was llfty-three. The revenue- of the department for the nstja vear \ Ue roiiort shows, wus$0'J.H58,7a3. The i-x arit! liabilities were. »0«,613.0S3. Th Arizona 5»;li«Califoriii» Total i v )37,61:1-. VICTIMS OF FWE. Duraed uuda the- Cmcis».4.Ti, No A 2*.,— O'Ut-ien said to a repor^r Thui-*diay morningt '•tdo^BAit think 1'urjell wUl resign, t w.iB say,, however, that the Tories will be. aiBaj.- pointeci to their hopya that, the Irish t.ibui-a.1 jiajty *ai split. Wb*n thi- matter is ttuj*lly atttled wo will be us iirona t^ ever. 1 do, aot ijwii'-* 11 I- 1 «- >• •..«-• ,...-,- -T - • r.tta >ii u\ '^t'LLlCUt Wv Will uo «*ra *i i uuu, »o v w*» •* ~" deiieieucy for iheyeurwasteercf-re »,?SMua ™^^ whal that settlowent wttl.U,:* A. Mt»»iBttippi WiMwtr Steamer Vive JUven Lost. FOUT' A-DA-ilBi- MiS8., Nov. ?.*.— steamboat Ittioroaais P. Leathers, fastest stermwtoel boat tan the sippi riye»r, was burnei at 11* o'clock- Thursday; rnejwng. Fir* was diiscoveaed in tho aattoKiuajgo, an&the boat head-: ed foir the- »hore at Point,, Breeze, where thu» passengjare aad cs^w, with the- exception of a colored o'aamfiannaid and t'aur raust- abouts,. we«e saved. The boat had 2,700 kales- of cotton .and 1,'KOO sacks ot seed. It was built at Wbeelin^, W. Va., iii, 1385, and csst $50*000. ft was; valued.- a.t $70,000 s»>d insvtred for $20,^ 00. It was the property of Captaia Thoiaaa B». Leathers, tho -«seteran»steartt- joat oaam, and was. commanded by Ca^v- tain. W, W. Lamb.. It Itsto Natchez a,t 6 o'clt*k a. m. foir New Orleaw. Baat a total loss. f hum for the Transformation of- the- Site . »f the Famous. Andersonvllle FHson. MACON, Ga., 2»wv. 28.—The site of the eld AndersonvWte prison is now tbo property of F. Si. Jones Post, &< A. R., of Macon. Commamder I. 13. Crawfordl of Jones Post, r«tiiDned Wednesday, from Americus, whore-the formal transfer of the property was' made. The purchase negotiations, whi*h were begun a year affOi included eigihty acres of land, &a which were located the stockades,..fortifications, rifle-pitE v etc., of the historic prison. The land was bought from George Kennedy,.a negro, and the-pur- ohas* price was $1,500. In thirty days the -work of converting the site into a H National G. A. R. park will $ be begun. The money for- this purpose has already been otm- tribwted by G. A, R. men in Georcria and elsewhere. The site will ba-sur- rou«<aed by a hundired-foot driveway and a wide avenue will lead to the railroad station; walks, drives, fountains and beda of flowers and rare shrubs aadi berries, will be plentiful, and in the center , on aa elevation will be erected an elegant oluib. bouse for tho use of members of the- G. A. R. and their guests. Eaeb. point of special,interest will be marked by a. suitable monument or building, aad! at Providence Spring a large amphitheater will' be erected for the hold- DecoraUonHilay exercises.. vitw' rind fueJf Tttft ttcftVt ttt QM Oi8*Bol*, Mich., No*. 20.— The i. B. Potts Salt & Lumber Gomfrafty, one t»' the biggest luteW and salt concerns 1» the country, Tuesday morning filed chattel mortgageS-tfpon its property in Oscoda, losco Cohjtiiy, aggregating $600,000. The coft«,ern owna several saw-mills at t^coda, a fail- toad thirty-nine tntle\ long and several thousand acres ol pine and valuable timber in MichigaV A chattel mortgage was also filedNvith the city clerk here for $51,900 in fKyor of George ,W. Parker, of TorontaUt is looked upon here as the forerun\r of an extensive failure. Tho liabilities of the company placed at 91,600,000, hundreds of th sands of which is not secured. The seta are placed at $3,000.000, but this includes tho railroad, mill property, etc., on which it would bo very hard to realize. Tho company owns about 3,000,000 eetof stumpage, upon which tho Fedor- tl Bank of Toronto has a contract lien, tho original amount being $800,000. Tho concern failed in 1883 and since then aas been doing business on borrowed capital. , What the result of the embarrassment will bo can 'not now be stated. It depends on tho larger creditors. The company may bo sold out, it may work out or ail may be sacrificed. The principal creditors here state that they are amply secured, which is true if tho mortgages filed hold good. There is a large amount of debts, however, large and small, which are not secured at all. Mr. Lucking, of Conely, Maybury & Luckin" 1 , who is attorney for the Potts company, says the company found ite paper vapidly declining and so proceeded to secure the banks in the sum of $625,000, in round numbers. The property is worth twice the amount of the mortgages and no assignment is contemplated. The company will continue in the business and hopes to do so right along. The company owns the largest sawmill in the world, as well as a magnificent domain of Michigan forest. The Potts company practically owns a town of 600 souls called Potts. The Potts railroad runs from Oscoda to somewhere in Montgomery County. About forty miles of the system 'from Oscoda and Au Sauble to Potts are operated regularly, and have passenger trains and o mail service. The rest is simply in the logging traffic, and from the terminus penetrates in various directions into the woods. It is estimated that the company has over 100 miles of track. The possessions of the company in Northeastern Michigan are enormous. It has bought pine wherever it could be had, and pushed its railroad into the tracts, cuts tho logs, torn up the rails and left. The- pine fast disappearing, the hardwood was next secured, until now tho Potts (Seeds cover section after section and roile alter mile of maple and, beech ti saber. IN A JlECKIVEIl'S HANDS. PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 28.— In th» Unitfedi States District Court Tuesday at- decree was granted appointing Joseph Simon> receiver of tho Oregon Improvement Company. Tho "bond was fixed at 8100.600;. The application was made by- Elijah' .S*nith aud Prosper Wv Smith^ of New York, through) their attorneys. Thoy set forth) that tbis-step was necessary in order to 1 secure the credit of the company under the present financial situation. Owing to tho condition of the money market it. was impossible to renew loans. For- the- last year fibe company has been' en-- gaged imttte- purchase and development of railroad' lines in Washington,-caus-. jf ing a largo outlay of money. The liabil- > ities of the- company are about S:i,000<r 000. COTTON BIRN GO DOWN. MEMPHIS,-- Tenn., Nov. 26-.— Thomas- H. Allen &..€»., of Memphis, Tenn., one^ of the oldest and most extonsi-ve cotton commission firms in the South, ha* made an assignment. A conservative estimate of the firm's 1 liabilities as made by one of its members is about $750,000 with assets at $1,^ 500,000. NKW YORK, Nov. 26.—The- firm of Richard H. Allen & Co., bankers and commission, merchants, at 31 and 88 Broad street, made an assignment to Frank K.. "Walter. Richard Hi Allen also made atv individual assignment to. the same p»«son. Neither assignment gives any preferences. Liabtlitos are estimated at $1,000,000. • FATAL Boys ACCIDENT: Is one of Schumann's letters occurs an anecdote of Ludwig Bohner, who was, in bis day, a celebrity of equai note with Beethoven. One day, Bohner had arranged to give a concert at Oldenburg. The audience had assembled, and every one was on the tip-toe of expectation, when presently be appeared in the organ-gallei-y, and, loaning over» aanouncod: "It is not possible fora. Ludwig Bohner to play before such an idiotio audience," and then retired. TUB Royal Geographical Society ol London has requested that all travelers who have taken pictures should forward copies to the curator pi the 'Liolmetiu C'oat».re**- ..Tennw, Now-. a&—A por- tioa of the projoedimgs ®f t>'*. tobacco congress held in tbis city ^Vodnesday have been wuado public.. 'Vije main point ia th» resolutions is tbo demand for live ropeal of the United States laws so faj? as they impose u tux on leaf tobacco or u lioons-e upon the purchase <w sale of V-ho same. to Death. Nov. a is.— Tbe j5-year-ol( daughter of William Jor4»tt. * faru of WinoeoonBe, Wis., was burned t death Thursday. "While jdifyiwt w 'm&& Buriert Under Ifour ITeot ol id.iLiiU Suttocuteil. ATLANTIC,. la., Nov. 38.— AA fatal, ac- eident occuwed Thursday afternoon at a deserted sand pit. FOUJ children were playing i» the pit wbea a crust ol earth caved, in, burying tbaree of the boys undoc- to/ur feet of sand. A large force of Men with shovels, was soon at work, aodi alter half an hour's digging tho bodSos were recovered, still warm. Two of them showed signs of liJe, but efforts a>t resuscitation were fruitless. The viatiajs were Fred, son ol W. A. llawlcy, aged 7, and Millard and Fred, sons of John Talty, aged respectively 7 and & years. E-ltriuera. MAKKISUTIHU,. Pa., Nov. as.—At 3 ciouk Tburssluy morning the State ! Farmers' Alliance adjouraed. The res- oiuiiionii reportwd deaaand u revision of 6J)e tax laws, in the interest of equality; Javor free coinage of silver; declare against all kinds ol trusts $j,nd combines and against the holding of largo tracts of land by foreign owners; favor a secret ballot and a constitutional convention to secure the saaae; lavojt* the election of Uuitod States fisejftato*» by direct vote of tb.i> pouple and co-operation with ia» duatrial clashes to ftWUt^ needed, $9* international telegraphic rates on the continent will con form^f ter next July 1 with the schedule fixed by the recent international telogmpWo conference iu Paris. Between Germany aad adjoining countries the rate will be %H «ents per word; between Germany and Great Britain, Scandinavia or Italy 3H' cents per word, and between Germany and Russia, Spain or tbeUalka,nti6centa per word. l Tho set Qflaiitern-slides and the lecture descriptive of the Wbitf mountains has W» exfcitylfcei In 'London, , where it bo# attract* jeuob F?£ACE REIGNS. Harmony Prevails Hotween the Xntional Comniu«inn unrt tfrv ClUc»B<>- IVurlU** Fair IJirowtory—All Dlfl«r«»t:es Settlea. CmcAGOf Nov. 20.—Tho differences existing beiwoen tho National oommis- sion and the world's fair directory wersn harmoniously settled Tuesday by the' adoption <*f a conference report, tl joint WOB& of representative membe of both/ bodies. The report dete mines tii& management of the fair 1 amalgamating the powers of the coc mission amid the directory hi to a systef | of flftoeijicleparkments under the supon~ visionsofi tho director-general. Allditr ficultiies. that may hereafter come vifli will Do referred to a board of contr.o.1 con^jstin^ of eight nvembors of the qommission and eight members- of the-directory, the action of which shall be conclusive- The site und the plains and specifications for the grounds and bavo been adopted, and Pves- Harrison will now bo advised to $su.e- &is proclamation^ SIX~WERE KILLED* Iti'Diilt of u liollor Exi>lo*Jou to. u New Urunsvvick Mill. S». JOHNS, N. B., Nov. 26. -One of the most horrible accidents that ever toofc p>ace in Ibis vicinity occurred at South Bay Tuesday morning. Tbo boilers in, the mill of O. D. Sutton exploded and lulled six men and fatally injured a number a! others. Fre what can at present be learned appear that the wuier in the boiler, was low* so the engineer ia c) turned on the water, but forgot to J-uri It 9$ >ybeU tbo bo+lers were lull,

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