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tfJETWSP AIMER SITTING BULL SLAIN. TnKdebtof a Methodist church at Reading, I'a., was paid off with 80,000 ponnio9, raised by a penny fund. Pnor. HOLDKN, of Lick observatory,is eaid to have discovered on tho moon parallel walls 200 feet thick on top and about 1,200 foot-apart. FIVE hivndTed tramps in Now York were compelled to submit to vaccination the other day, and the entire five hundred fool sore about It. AT tho hulking boo, it you get a rod ear, yon may steal a kiss, while on tlio contrary, under other conditions, when you steal a kiss you may get a red oar. TIIF, Salvation Army in Berlin has found a now and unique recruit in th« Baroness Margarotho von Lilienkreutz. She is beautiful and only thirty years old. _-THE best speed of a railway train is only a little moro than half tho velocity of the golden eagle, the flight of which often attains to the rate of 140 miles an hour. THE theory has been advanced that the loss of tho British man-of-war Serpent was duo to the magnetic influence on her compass of tho masses of ore ! " the Galician mountains. SENATOR GOKMAN is called the hand' Bomest man in tho Senate. Ho has '•. smooth, boyish face and tho smile o£ : -clergyman. His youthful appearance aeems to deny his 50 years. IN the last nine Presidential elections New York went Republican six times and Democratic three times. In the same elections Indiana went Republican eix times and Democratic three times. »h« Noted Medicine Man of the Slotix Tribe, and the Unrelenting Foe of the White Man, Killed Wlille Resisting Arrest - Seven Other Hostlles nnd Five Members of the Indian Police Fall In llnttlo. STANDING ROCK AGENCY, N. D., Dec. 10 —Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief, was shot and killed at his camp forty miles northwest of here early Monday morning by the Indian police while resisting arrest. Seven other Indians, including Sitting Bull's son. Crow Foot, Black Bear and Catch Bird, were slain. Five of the Indian police were, killed. Before the firing had ceased three troops of cavalry came to the rescue .of the Indian police, who were being routed by the skillful sharpshooters of the hostilos.' They brought with them two machine guns, which were turned loose upon Sitting Bull's followers, and within five minutes the savages were out of range and tearing at a furious rate on their ponies toward the Had Lands, where Start Bull and Crow Dog are intrenched with 200 Ogallalla bucks. The police were sent out to Sitting Bull's camp to arrest the old chief, as it had been reported that he had struck his tepees and was about to join the hostiles who had been pillaging along the White river. When the officers reached the camp they found the Indians ready to march. Their ponies were painted and many of the savages had stripped themselves for war. The police made a dash into the camp and seized Sitting Bull. They were on their way back to Standing Rock when the tall, athletic son of the famous chief urged his comrades to recapture the old man. The women and children were left in the bushes and then with yells the hostiles charged upon the police, firing as they came. A hand-to-hand struggle ensued, during which Sitting Bull, who was not shackled, gave his orders in a loud voice. For several minutes the firing was heavy and deadly. Nearly every man who was hit was any Information concerning the fighting at Sitting Bull's camp. A reporter communicated the first information that either General Schofleld or Secretary Proctor had concerning the fight. General Schofleld was asked fo* his opinion of the effect on the other Indians of the killing of Sitting Bull, but he was much disinclined to discuss the matter, saying that it was not possible to predict the result. He indulged the hope expressed by others that this would hasten the settlement of the Indian trouble. He thought it would make more definite the lino of division between, the friendly Indians and those determined to be hostile, but just how numerous the latter might be could not be told at this time. He had from the start of the troubles in the Northwest hoped the matter would be settled without conflict and regretted that blood had been shed, but he hoped for^ favorable results. Further than this General Schofleld declined to be interviewed. When Secretary Proctor was asked concerning the effect of the killing he said he did not think it would have any bad effect on friendly Indians. They had not been kindly disposed toward Sitting Bull and had no love for him. It was only with the disaffected Indians that he had any influence. The arrest of Sitting Bull had bo«n ordered by the War Department four or five days ago, as it became evident tint, while he was permitted to run around corrupting the weak minds of his tribe and inciting them to outlawry, there could be no quietude. Evidence had" been secured that he had arrangements made to gather in a body all the young bucks in the spring and start oxvt on a general raid. The ghost dances, which the young bucks _ interpreted as war dances, he was keeping up, that their enthusiasm and hatred might not die out, and he urged the excitement on, despite the desires and orders of the PARNELL'S SIGHT. Fou five years Japan has had postal savings banks, and tho depositors have increased from ten thousand tho first year to nearly four hundred thousand at present, and the deposits from less than sixteen thousand dollars to more than twenty millions. ^ the furious fusillade Sitting Bull fell oxit of his saddle, pierced by a bullet, but it is not known whether it was fired by the charging party or by one of _. - ..., __P IT' I .LJ-t *, ™ 1 J«l 1 the police. The son of Sitting Bull was slain almost at the first volley the police. The hostiles fired authorities. As he was indifferent to advice General Miles concluded it would His Physicians Have Mopes of Saving It*The lihnn-Throtvers Denounced. DUBLIN, Dec. 18.—Mr. Parnell has issue'd a strong appeal to the Hillside men, calling on them not to submit to Englisu dictation. Though Mr. Parnell suffered intense pain he, was able at midnight to address from a window of the Victoria Hotel at Kilkenny a large crowd that had gathered about the hotel when the misfortune, that had befallen him became generally known. During the address his face was covered with bandages. He detailed the events of the day, and the crowd became exasperated at the manner in which he had been treated, and many threats of vengeance were made. ISIr. Parnell's breakfast was served to him in Vied. A close examination of his eyes revealed the fact that his sight is not injured. Tha surgeon in attendance upon him declares, however, that inflammation may set in. He has ordered that Mr. Parnell keep his eyes closed, and that hot water foments be constantly applied to them. It ia not likely that he will be allowed to leave his room for a day or so. The cowardly assault of the lime- throwers has created a tremendous reaction in Parnell's favor. The news spread like wildfire through Ireland and the excitement is at fever heat. Immense crowds surround the Victoria, Hotel in Kilkenny where Parnell is stop- pin"- and their anger at the fiendish assault is expressed in fierce threats of retaliation. The anti-Parnellites had not a word to say and many among the ciowd had been opposed to Parnell until they heard of the attempt to blind him "Down with the lime throwers, was frequently shouted. It is the new battle cry of the Parnellitcs and will be heard in'many an excited meeting before the bitter contest is over. The latest information regarding the assault on Mr. Parnell is that a supply of lime had been prepared beforehand and placed in small bags, loosely tied BLlZtARD IN THE EAST. Wild Storm of Stain and Snow-New tfofk »nd the Atlantic Const Swept by « TeJf riflo jiurrlcano—Trains Oclityed by Drifts NlBW YORK, Dec. 18.—The storm that fcroke over this city Wednesday morning raged all day with unabated fury, the rain pouring down in torrents and the wind gradually increasing in velocity until it reached the maximum at 6:1B o'clock of forty-eight miles an hour from the northeast. Up to 8 o'clock p. m. one and three-quarter inches of rain had fallen. Humorous accidents caused by falling signs have been reported, but none of a serious character. At 'A o'clock p. m. a three-story frame building at 833 Stagg street, Brooklyn, was blown down and two boys were badly hurt. A heavy storm prevailed along the New Jersey coast. At Atlantic City the tide was the highest of the season. At Baltimore, Md.. the wind registered forty miles an hour and was accompanied by rain. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company reports snow ten inches deep on the Harper's Ferry & Valley division. The telegraph service of the company is badly crippled. Prrrsiiinum, Pa., Dec. 18.—A heavy snow-fall—the heaviest in five years- is in progress here. Streets are blockaded and railroad trains delayed. Several men have been injured and three horses killed by contact with electric wires. The telegraph, service from the city is crippled. All street-car lines in South Pittsburgh were tied up. The pecuniary loss be a good move to arrest him and isolate him for a time from the scene of his pernicious activity. It was while enforcing this order of arrest, which was given by General Ruger, that Sitting Bull was killed. of VENICE is one of tho poorest cities in Italy. It has 140,000 inhabitants. O£ these no less than 40,000 have their names inscribed on tho books of tho "Congrcpaziono d; Carita" as recipients of relief; that is to say, nearly one- fourth of tho population are paupers. THERE is a prune orchard of forty trees at Granger ville, Cal., which bore this year 28,200 pounds of fruit, an average of 705 pounds to tho tree. One troo among tho number produced 1,140 pounds. The fruit has sold in that locality this season for 9>£ cents a pound. IN New Jersey, in a little over a year, 125 prisoners, some of thorn tho worst kind of criminals, in their respective classes, and wholly undeserving of any •thing but full terms of sontonce, have been turned loose on society. Over crowded prisons is given as the excuse with deadly accuracy and slowly drove the police from the field. _ If the cavalry had not come at this time it is probable that the force would have been annihilated. The soldiers were quick to enter into the action. A skirmish line was thrown out, and then, kneeling and firing as they advanced, the troops with the machine guns playing over their heads poured a withering fire into the savages, Sitting Bull's body, which had been abandoned by the police, was secured, as well as that of his son, and will be taken to Standing Rock agency. After the fight was over the followers of the dead chief struck out at a killing pace for the Bad Lands. The remainder of Sitting Bull's band are now in retreat up the Grand river, but it is not yet known definitely along which fork their trail will lie. Information of the most reliable nature has been received that a band of eight wagons was encamped on the Little Missouri opposite Pretty Buttes. It is therefore probable that the fugitives will A FII:M of Gorman chemists have ana lyaed vanillin, the substance which gives to vanilla its pleasant taste, anc numerous experiments have found this substance can be obtained by that cheaply from coneferin, which is found in great purity in the juice of tho pine and fir trees. PRINCKSS WII.IIELMINA, has boon proclaimed Queen of tho Netherlands, and is tho youngest living sovereign, oxcopt Alphonso XIII, King of Spain. The little Queen is a pretty and intelligent child of ten, who has been brought up with almost Spartan rigor by her conscientious mother. STANLEY says that certain portions of Africa will always be worthless on account of the ravages of the grasshoppers. In ono instance he saw a column .of young grasshoppers ton milos broad by thirty long marching down a valley, and when the grass was fired against them they were thick enough to smothoi the flamos. ^ _..,„ 3,,,01-jTi of tno~ Salvation Army, has a big contract on hand, lie has accepted in trust 1,000,000 acres o land, and has already received $300,000 of tho large fund which he requires for his big colonization scheme, lie is solo trustee of tho funds placed in his hands, which is good proof of his reputation for integrity. EMIN PASHA'S adventures in civilization seem to have done him good. lie. ports from 'Zanzibar say that he is back at the Victoria Nyanza, and that he has had a number of fights with the Arab Blave traders in all of which he was successful. Ho soems to have lost the indecision and timidity which Stanley and Jephson found to be the strongest points in his character. AT this time the old folks about the house put on an air of mystery, says tho Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, and are prenuriug some wonderful surprises Meanwhile the youngsters affect grea innocence, but keep up more thinkin and conceal more expectancy than •commonly suspected of them. It pretty hard to got the better of America in this precocious age. i i Youn FBANCE already has a funded national debt of §4,350,000,000, the greatest by far in the world, but all the same it is •constantly piling up fresh obligations, and the floating debt having become in- .conveniently large, the Chamber of Deputies have just authorized the creation lof a now loan to the amount of $170,500,000. The elasticity of French finance ia one of the marvels of the world. Every loan which the government issues is eagerly taken up, and although the now bonds or rentes are only to bear interest at three per cont., no one doubts that this now issue will be promptly subscribed ioi make this camp their objective point, They will not be able without great ex- evtion to reach the forks of the Grand river. It is estimated that 150 warriors are in the band, and this number is likely to be increased by other bands. Lieutenant Casey with a troop of Cheyenne scouts and Captain Adams- troop of the First Cavalry is headed for the north end of the Powder river range, opposite the mouth of the Box Elder creek. Captain Fountain's troops of the Eighth Cavalry, with pack transportation, which will leave here this morning for White Buttes, will probably intercept the band before it reaches the Little Missouri. If not Lieutenant Casey and Captain Adams will do so. Settlers who are aware of the movements of the troops are little alarmed, as the weather is such that intelligence of disturbances and of movements travels rapidly, and it is well known that the troops are so distributed as to have the situation in hand. A general outbreak on the Sioux reservation is not feared, and tho** disa.f- j^v.t..a -oauas which now are giving trouble will soon be placed where they will cease to be a cause of alarm for the settlers. The Sioux reservation is sur- •ounded by troops, thoroughly equipped for a winter campaign in the most difficult country. All are in communication with each other and department leadquarters. No outbreak can become general in the face of the precautions already taken, and the wild rumors which have caused the population of entire valleys to ily for their lives are malicious and groundless. The arch villain is dead and his followers will soon lose the enthusiasm necessary to follow his teachings. Troops are hot on their trail, and before another sun has set Sitting Bull's celebrated chorus of dancers will be good Indians or prisoners. AGENT M'LAUGIUN'S HEPORT. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Indian Commissioner Morgan received from Indian Agent McLaughlin the following dispatch: '•FOHT YATES, N. D., Dec. 15.—The Indian police arrested Sitting Bull at his camp, forty miles northwest ot the agency, this morning ut daylight. His followers attempted his rescue and lighting commenced. Four policemen were killed and three wound- i ed Ki"ht Indians were lulled, in- cludin" Sitting Bull and his son, (.'row Foot, and several others wounded. The police were uurroundeil tor sows time, but maintained their ground until relieved by United States troops, who now have po.-ises.sion of Sitting Bull's camp, with all the women, children and property. Bitting Bull's, followers, probably 100 men, deserted their families und fled west up tho Graud river. The police behaved nobly, and great credit is due tliein. Particulars by mail." Commissioner Morgan showed this telegram to the President late Monday evening. The President said that he had regarded Sitting Bull as the great disturbing clement in his tribe and now that he was out of the way he hoped that a settlement of the difficulties could be reached without further blood shed. The War Department i« without Sitting Bull's camp was on the Grand river forty miles southwest from the Standing Rock agency, in a section of country outside of the line of travel, only visited by those connected with the Indian service, and is, therefore, a secluded and fit place for the religious scenes and war-dances which Sitting Bull fostered. UXKKI.ENTIXQ- FOE OF THF, WHITES. Sitting Dull, ol nil the Indians, was tlio most unrelenting, tlic most hostile, the most sagacious tho most cruel and the most desperate foe ot the whites of any chief of modern times, assented to the control of the United States Government over his people, but persistently fought tho troops whenever they camo in his way. He claimed tho country belonged to the Indians; that they bad a right to hunt or flsb wherever they pleased; that the white man had wronged them, and thus, appealing to the feelings of the younger portion of his race, induced lar<*e number to follow him, and lor twenty vears carried on his war of murder and rapine, until ho linaliy surrendered to the United States forces on the 19th of July, 1881. Sitting Bull began lite as a "medlne man. He is the son of Four Horns, one ot the four supremo chiefs elected by the Sioux nation more than a century ago. The Ouster _episoda marked tho zenilh of Sitti and the beginning of his ting Bull was undoubtedly and astute Indian \vp. so that they could be thrown easily and would break when they struck. The preparations showed great deliberation. The bag of lime which was thrown at Mr. Parnell was well aimed and struck him right in the eyes. _ It was a vicious blow. The Parnelhtes charge that a number of priests-, led by Fatlier Downey, incited the anti-Par- nellitc mob to assault Mr. Parnell, and say the resort to violence is the best proof that the priests feel they are playing a losing game. All the papers join in denouncing the outrage, upon Mr. Parnell, which nearly resulted in permanently ruining his si-ht. The use of such methods of political warfare, they say, will, if persisted in. seriously injure the cause of the anti-Parnellite party. i:w YoiiK, Dec. 18.—Messrs. Dillon and O'Connor sent the following cable to Justin McCarthy Wednesday: "Have learned with the deepest pain of the injury to Mr. Parnell. Language and acts of violence on both sides will ruin the Irish cause in the eyes of Americans and till the Irish people with despair. Save the cause. Use influence with our friends and abstain from all personal insults and violence, no matter how Great the provocation, and appeal to Mr. Par- Bell's supporters to abstain from attaching jacetinjfs." resulting from the storm can not yet be estimated, Irat it will necessarily be very large, the telephone, electric-light and street-car companies losing heavily, lleports from the country districts show great damage. At Bradford, Pa., two feet of snow is reported, with a complete blockade of the lumber business along the Blue and Laurel Kidge mountains. West Virginia and Eastern Ohio have suffered greatly, and there, as here, the situation is growing worse. ROANOKE, Va., Dec. 18.—The roof of the Roanoke machine works collapsed under a heavy weight of snow. One man was killed and eight injured. The damage is estimated at 9100,000. FORCED TO SUSPEND. rrlviite Hank at Chi- FRIGHTFUL WRECKS. A Ttaln In Canada Plunge* Off ft —Between fifteen and Twenty P«opi» -; Killed, and Many Injufed-A Tfe»«» Gives Way in Ohio Carrying with It » Passenger Train—Four Uvtsn tost, ST. tTosftru DK LKVIS, Que., Dec. 19.-** A terrible railway wreck occurred v here Thursday on the opposite side ol the river from which the town is built. The Halifax express No. 88 going to Montreal by the Inter-Colonial railway was due at 11:45 o'clock in the forenoon, but was reported twenty minutes late. On approaching the town and when a few yards from the bridge winch crosses the principal street near the parish church the entire train with the exception of the engine and baggage- car was precipitated over the bridge into the street below, carrying with it all of its occupants. So far as can be ascertained the number of killed will exceed twenty. The names are not all obtainable, but tho dead bodies which have so far been extricated number tit- teen. .. The ears which went over the bridge turned completely over on top of each other and were smashed to splinters, having fallen a distance of thirty-five feet. The real cause of the accident has not been definitely ascertained, but it is generally thought that it was caused by the breaking of an axle on the baggage car and an endeavor to make up lost time. Crowds of people gathered round the scene and at once set to work to clear up the wreck. The piteous lamentations of the wounded and dying and their feeble attempts to extricate them- S. A. Kcini & Co.'s cago Closes Its Doors-Other BusliicHS Troubles. CHIC-VGO, Dec. IS.—The S. A. Kean & Co.'s bank, founded in 1800 and known ior many years throughout the country as the Preston, Kean & Co. Bank, with branches in New York and Boston, announced its suspension after business hours Wednesday. The firm's difficulties are due, it is claimed, to an increase of business out of proportion to the capital invested—this latter being only .5100,005. The embarrassment is only temporary, it is asserted, but is such as to render a suspension of business necessary. Mr. Kean said that it would be impossible for him at the present time to make any statement regarding its assets and liabilities, other than that he felt confident all its creditors would be paid in Bull's fame downfall. Sit- tho most wily in the Sioux nation. With no reputation as a warrior to aid him, he "ained ascendency as a "medicine man -a prophet, a preacher, a teacher, a politician. He divided the chieftainship with Gall, tver since tho Little Big Horn fight there has been a bitter rivalry between the men. Gall commanded the Indians on that occasion, Sitting Bull remaining in his tent performing incantations, distilling "medicines," und indulging in the foolory that was supposed to exercise great iniluonce over the fortunes of battle. Those successes on the part of Sitting Bull inspired the Indian heart, so that many who were living on the bounty of the Government at the various agencies left and joined his forces and hence ho was a constant source of disturbance, even outside of his own immediate command. Indians who were peacefully inclined flocked to his ranks, and for a time he But at defiance that portion of the army of the United States then operating on the frontier. His influence had become so great and was working such deleterous effects among the agency Indians that linaliy the Department at Washington was obliged to take prompt measures to prevent a general outbreak among the friendly Indian tribes; and to this end, Sitting Bull and his fo lowers were ordered to come in to the "Mrvatlon,™ they would full under the control of the military power. Sitting Bull laughed at these commands of the Indian Department and e nn ™»u»u c a uio~.wiiA(.-, and then fol.ovvea tho campaign of 1876, inaugurated by General Sheridan, wherein three powerful columns of troops were to move simultaneously upon the enemy and force them either :nto civilization or extermination. In the uttemt>t to carry out this movement, which was a wise one it will bo remembered General Crook w'aa repulsed, and General Ouster, in his eagerness to make an attack, without proper support, which could have been obtained, brought on a light in which ho and his men wore all killed, leaving Sitting Bull and his warriors complete masters of the fleld No such Indian battle was ever known before in this country, and so complete an Indian massacre has no parallel in his- torv After this battle the savages crossed into Canada, and notwithstand- in" there were several Indian fights on thia side of the boundary lino subsequently Sitting Bull took no part in them for a year. 1hen the old chieftain began again to commit depredations among tho Americans, and finally a commission was appointed by the United States Government to cross tho line and try to effect bv diplomacy what had failed by foreo of arms. Sitting Bull rejected everj overture of peace, and after matters bad continued quiet for a year and a half, iu lH7a ne broke out again and commenced depredations upon the settlers. He was met bv General Miles and a battle ensued, Bull being in command iu person, but fearing that the whites would be reinforcud he wisely withdrew his and retreated to the British pos Thou followed the surrender e-Faee, Crow Wing, Chief Gall and many thousand Indians. Sitting Bull re- muiued in Canada until ho heard news of his avorite daughter's elopement with a worth- ess Indian. This almost broke his heart, and lie decided to surrender. For endeavoring to stir up the Indians at Standing Bock agency against bis rival. Gull, Sitting Bull, with his •eiatlves, were made prisoners and contlucd at Fort Randan- He was afterward released, and has since made hi* homo in Grand Uivcr valley remaining iu sullen quietude started the ^host-dancing craze, ended in flis death. INCREASED_n-S SIZE. The House Vasscs"the" Mill Making Its Membership 350-How tlic States Will Bo Represented Under the Now Meas- WASHINGTOX, Dec. 18.—After a long debate Wednesday the House passed the apportionment bill without amendment—yeas, 137; nays, S3. The bill gives Congressmen to the cut- ferent States as follows: Montana.. (5 Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire. New Jersey jNew York s'North Carolina. North Uukoia.... Ohio. Oregon .. Pennsylvania.. . llililiode Island— 8 South Carolina.. liisouth Dakota... Alabama.... Arkansas— California... Colorado Connecticut. Delaware— Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky.. Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri The following sentatives: Alabama ilMinnosota Arkansas ' California Colorado Georgia Illinois Kansas Massachusetts. Michigan. . 1 . 6 . 1 3 '. 8 .31 . 9 . 1 ..SI o '.'.30 Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia Washington.... 71 \Vost Virginia 7 Wisconsin — IS Wyoming States gain .10 13 H '.'..'.'.'.10 o .'.'.'.'.'.'. 4 10 1 llcpre- FAT/LS, Wash., Dec. 18.— Tha doors of the Spokane National Bank, one of the largest institutions in the city, were not opened Wednesday morning.' The trouble is said to have been brought about by a failure to realize on securities held by the bank for advances made for developing various mining properties. The bank was a United States depository, but the Government withdrew its deposits about two weeks ago. Cashier Ilussey, who failed heavily some years ago in Denver and Salt Lake, claims that the assets exceed the liabilities by §140,000. Other banks are in no way affected by the collapse. SIIEI.HYVILI.K, 111., Dec. 18.—II. IT. Funk, a stockman and speculator of this city, has failed with liabilities estimated at §100,000 and assets of §50,000 to $00,000. He owned a big mill here and over 1,200 acres of land near town, all of which has been given up to his creditors. Dealing in options is supposed to have been instrumental in causing the failure. AWFUL DEATHS. selves from among the debris were affecting in the extreme. Those of the passengers who had miraculously escaped gallantly set to work'to aid their suffering fellow travelers. A special train from Quebec with a staff of doctors soon arrived, and as one by one the injured and mangled were brought from the wreck they were attended to and their wounds dressed. The Inter-Colonial railway was the only railway on the continent which had never been the scene of a really serious accident in its existence. BAD WRECK IX OHIO. ' MASstr.r.ox, O., Dee. 19.—A terrible disaster occurred at Bolivar, 0., on the Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad, Thtirs* day afternoon, only two of the fourteen occupants of the rear car of _ the south-bound mail train escaping serious injury. The train, composed of two coaches and a baggage car, was approaching Boliver. About a mile north of town the front truck of the last car left the track just as the engine started across a long trestle,, thirty-five feet from the ground. AH most lief ore the fact that any thing wa: wrong could be known the locomotiv was dashing across the bridge, tin ^ rear car bounding along on the • ties. When fairly on the bridge it swung around and toppled over, falling to the ground bottom upward. The coupling connecting this car with the remainder of the train snapped like a thread, and the air brake thus suddenly put on sent the people in the forward coach crashing against the seats. The following persons were killed: Unknown woman, crushed beyond rec- Vlissouri Nebraska New Jersey Oregon Pennsylvania .. Texas Washington.... Wisconsin.. warriors sessions ,...2 1 ..I The House then adjourned. The bill is based on a representation in the House, of K50 members, the number first proposed by Congressman Frank (Mo.). DRIVEN INTO TEXAS. United States Troops Ejecting Cuttle from the Indian Nation. GAINESVILLE, Tex., Dec. 18.—News has reached here that the United States troops have begun to move all cattle belonging to non-citizens on leased pasturage" on the Comanche and Kiowa nations. This ejectment is in compliance with the President's proclamation some time since. Over 100,000 cattle are on these reservations, and this influx into Texas is creating much alarm among the Texas cattlemen, as it means that it will only be a short time before the entire pasturage is consumed, thus leaving the herds destitute Jfor the remainder of the winter. Wichita, Greer and Wilbarger counties are most affected. The owners of the ejected stock will sue the Government for any loss they may sustain. GORMAN'S LOSS. Eighteen Welgiim Minors Vail Down a Bhuft-AH Arc Ulllcd-Six Men Washed Over mi Alpine Abyss-Thirty Lives Lost u.t liomliuy. 15iui»sKi.s, Dec. IB.—A terrible' accident occurred at the Esconffiaul colliery at Hornu, province of Hainant. A shift of eighteen men had entered the cage and the engine was started to lower them into the pit. Suddenly and without warning the rope connecting the cage with the drum broke and the men were precipitated to the bottom of the shaft. Every one of the occupants of the cage was killed. PAIUS, Dec. 18.—The news of a horrible accident in the Alps has been received from Nice. Seven Alpine chasseurs who were working under command of an oilicer at the new fortress on the summit of Mount Sacharal, between La Brega and lleviere, were swept with their superior by a sudden blast over a precipice into an abyss. Five of the men and the officer fell a distance of a, 500 feet. Their bodies have been recovered in a frightfully mutilated condition. Two of the men managed to cling to some rocks and so escaped death. Three priests while crossing a frozen lake near Grenoble Monday broke through the ice and were drowned. BOMIIAY, Dec. 18.—A house in the native quarter of this city, containing 100 inmates, collapsed. Thirty poisons were killed and many injured. ognition; Miss Ada Hall, of Sherrodsville, badly mangled; Henry Hill and sister Carrie, of Shelby, 111., burned to a crisp. The injured: W. G. Graham, of Norwalk, crushed and back broken, will die; Charles Conrad, of Massillon, O. \ internally injured, probably fatally Conductor Fred Landis, seriousl; Leonard Whitman, of Marietta, 1 broken; Mrs. Louisa Piper, of S County, O.. internally; Ira Cowan, Norwalk, badly bruised; William G linger, of Ada, O.; William Hall,)' Sherrodsville, back injured. The scene in the ravine, the cai ; complete wreck, its trucks in the ja: and the flames bursting from the bris, is described by those who as something frightful. Robert COM in, a brakeman and one of the two i ten who escaped uninjured, best realised the situation. After crawling from Ms [ dangerous position he at once gathi red up loose snow and began to pil it about the stove. In this he was oon assisted by W. E. Tingle, a travel man from /anesville, and between ti>ni they smothered tho ilames. WRECK ON TifK B- * O. ROAD HAIUUSONUUKG, Vie., Dec. 19. -f\ wreck occurred on the Valley bra of the Baltimore & Ohio road alt two miles north of this place Wedi day evening. The south-bound tr due here at 5:30 p. m., drawn by tl engines, ran into a snow drift and derailed. Two engine's were thr< from the track and demolished, w the third was thrown across the tr Six persons, all railroad employes,' injured. The passengers escaped a slight shaking xip. The names 01 injured men as far as learned are; W Kronk, conductor, badly seal Jenkins and Young, engineers, b scalded, and Donovan, engineer, s ed and hip broken. Two firemen, n not learned, were also scalded, thought that none of the injuries prove fatal. The track was tot- badly and the loss to the railroad pany will probably reach §80,000. A F1UEMAN KILLD. NASHVII/I.E, Tenn., Dee. 19.—: freight wreck on the Louisville & ville road near Memphis Junctio; Monday afternoon a fireman n West was killed and Engineer Col fatally injured. The disaster caused by misrepresentation of o: until he which bus Kemp Defeated. SYDNEY, N. S. W., Dec. IG.-On the Parainetta river, a sculling match lor £SOO a side and the championship of the world has just been rowed by Oarsmen Kemp and Me Loan. McLean was the winner. SENATOR The Muryliuul Stalusmau Loses His House by Fire, anil His Wife and Daughter Kai'i-owJy liscapc an Awful Death. lUi.TiMOKK, Md., Dec. 18.—A special to the Sun from Laurel, Mel., says: At about 3 o'clock a. m., fire broke out in Senator Gorman's residence and it was not discovered until the whole building- v.-us enveloped in. flames. The inmates narrowly escaped with their lives. The house and contents were nearly totally destroyed. His wife and daughter escaped in their night clothes, and did not save any thing-. The Sea- ator was not at home at the time. FIRE Burned for the IN CHICAGO. in lilght«en Third Time Months. CHICAGO, Dec. 18.—Tl* Burton block, a six-story and basement brick building at the northwest corner of Van Buren and Clinton streets, was burned out Wednesday night, making the third time in eighteen months the structure has been burned. The loss is estimated at $100,000; fully insured. A few days after the second fire, September 11, 18SO, the south wall fell out into the street, instantly killing a teamster who was driving by and fatally injuring anythi r uuui. A Steamer Burned. NEW OIILEANS, Dec. 10.—The stl boat Lake Washington, plying bet| Monroe and points on Bayou bonne, was burned Thursday mor together with her cargo, consistij about 500 bales of cotton. The J was valued at $35,000; insurance known. The boat was valued at insurance, $7,500. No lives were Ifl Mexico'* JacU-tluHBllJper to WW CITY OF MEXICO, Dec. 10.—Th« tonio Guerrero, alias Chalequerot Jack-the-liipper ol Mexico), ended. He was convicted of eight] ders and was sentenced t<? <le»th.

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