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The Daily Wamegan from Wamego, Kansas • 2

The Daily Wamegani
Wamego, Kansas
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TARIFF TALK. EUROPE EXCITED. The Daily YZamegan REPUBLICAN CLUBS. A FLYING BOILER. Dire Coniequfnoei of tlie 'Explosion of an Elghtr-llurte Power Ehitlne Holler.

Wkstohbstbk, Deo. I7.i-The explosion of arr-eighty horse power boiler in the Edison Electrld-Udght Company's works yesterday afternoon oaused the death of five persons and the injury ol three others. The boiler wag' lifted' from its foundations and propelledHhirty fet, passing through a chimney" ninety1 foet high, the stack of which instantly fell. Superintendent Walter Embrie was engaged with a force of men close to the stack unloading a new boiler, and the whole partv were buried beneath "the falling "bricks. Rescuing parties immediately organized and the bodies of Embrie and laborers Elwood Beckett; John Bradley and Samuel.

The question as to whether Congress could legally take such action he thought pussi-bla. Mississippi; he said, Is us strong for protection as New with Alabama. The speaker accused PrVqidept Cleveland of violating hit ClVll-Service professions In his appointments. In the Hohvb. K.Noyes,of Boston, Speaker ofi the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, "was jfhe "hex speaker.

He com mended address of Mr. Lynch. He considered the tariff of small importance compared to the question of human rights the question of the South. "Mr. Cleveland," he continued, "has.

thrown a gauntlet into the arena thatltfeBcpubircanS win quickly take up. President issued a brbclama-! tion that had' in lt'a platform of a party, and a citizen across the water criticised it great and it spread pver the world, givlhg it many Vendors' where it would onlv have had one. We ure not Gathering of tba Republloaa Oluba in National Cnnvontirtn In New i vvv Foster, of the Local Club, Welcomes the Delegates and Attacks De-' 1 mocraey. Meeting at Cooper Union Addresses by Ljnoh, of Mississippi, and Other -Orators. Nsw York, Deo.

18. Standards bearing the names of the States of the Union were scattered through Chickerlng Hall at 10:30 date," but ho thought event had desig-yesterday when the doors were 1 nated' who the 'next candidate 'will be, A Motion to Adjourn Until January 5 Brings on a Tariff Discussion la the House Heed, of Maine, Want to Know What the Delay is For Cox, Of New York, Replies and. Wants Tariff Legislation Kept Aloof From Partisan Washington, Deo. 17. When the Eouaa met yesterday, Mr.

Hatch, of Missouri. submitted a concurrent resolution that when the two houses adjourn, Monday, De' comber 19, they should stand adjourned until Thursday, January 5. Idx. Reed, of Maine, inquired the reason ior tne submission of this resolution. Mr.

Hatch replied that it was the usual resolution brought in at the first session of a Congress. The House had been in session since the first Monday in December. It was well known that nothing had been accomplished. The House was waiting for the Speaker to announce the committees, add ie (Hatch) was satisfied from his per-aonal knowledge and from what he had seen of the occupation of the Speaker's time by members interested in committee assignments, that it was impossible that the committees could be announced until after the holiday recess. Mr.

Reed said that the peculiar condition of the business affairs of the country rendered the action which had been taken, or rather the non-action which had been suffered, by the Democratic side of the House matter of legitimate comment, both here and before the country. Take it all in all, it was without a precedent. Manv chances in the rules of the House had been sub gested, but had not been acted uoon, and yet it was proposed that the House adjourn for the holidays and commence, after the recess where it had been the custom to be. gin at the opening of the session. If thero were no matters of publio interest before the country such a course might awaken only a passing comment, but to-day Congress was pressed upon by a serious public duty, which was the reduction of a surplus which was coming into the treasury a manner calculated under the management of the Treasury Department to be an embarrassment to the finance of the country.

All were agreed at least on the Republican side that this surplus should be reduced, and the Republicans stood ready now to make one reduction to which the other side was agreed and that it was in reference to the tobacco tax. He hoped an opportunity would be given them by the powers that be, or were to be, to vote thereon, and show the country some proper disposition in this regard. If the gentlemen on the other side found it somewhat difficult to arrange themselves alongside of the recent message which had been sent to them, that the Republicans could well understand and could give their assurance of a most profound sympathy, Laughter. The massage was lo some Democrats a summons from a great way off, and it required that they should tru-verseavery great distance before they could get alongside of the territory of their pioneer brother at the end of the avenue. Mr.

Hatch said that he had hoped that he could yield tho floor to the gentleman from Maine without that 'gentleman improving 'his opportunity to make a poiitioal harangue. If the gentleman had not had an opportunity time and again during the Forty-ninth Cougresa to vote for the con-. sideration of a tariff bill and had not always voted against it, there might be some sincerity in his talk to day. 4 Mr. Cox, of New York, commented on what he termed the sudden conversion of the gentleman from Maine.

He did not think there had been such a sudden conversion since the time of Saul of Tarsus. Laughter. He did not know' why the gentleman should urge npon the Speaker an immature making up of the committees. The House was without rules and it had no committee framed for the consideration of the reduction of the tobacco tax. In the matter, of so much consequence the House should give to the Speaker the same opportunity which had been, accorded other- Speakers, and -it came with little grace from the geatlematr from" Maine to 'make this! sinistor 'and ironical and sarcastic objection to the message of the President.

He could not recall the time when the most eminent men on the other side of the House had insisted upon the reduction of the tariff to prevent the acoutnu'lation1 of a Burplus. Among the rest had been the gentleman from Maine with' the white plume. Among them had been Frye and Hale, insisting on the reduction ol the tax on salt and other articles, except lumber, Laughter. He would like to see every man in the House regard this fiscal question as outside of politics. It was a business question1 in every sense of the word, There were members of Congress from Republican Stales like Minnesota demanding the reduction of taxes, but this could not be done by picking out one article.

It should be general; it should be stable and- permanent. He hoped that When a tariff bill was considered, all parties would unite and act for. the best interests of the "whole people and not for the aggrandlzv.meut of one man or 'one set of pien or one party. Mr. Mills, of Texas, offered a substitute for Mr.

Hutch's resolution one declaring that when the two houses adjourn Thursday, December 23, they should stand adjourned until Wednosday, January 4. Mr. Hatch accepted the substitute and the resolution, a-) modified, was agreed to. Mr. Blauctiard, of Louisiana, offored a resolution expressive of the regret with which the House has beard of the death' of E.

W. Robertson, late a member-elect to the Fiftieth Congress from Louisiana, and as a mark ot respect the HoAe adjourned until Monday. Serious Defuluntiou. Philadblpuia, Dec. 16.

Joseph C. Knight, individual book-keeper of the Manufacturers' National Ba of this city, is a defaulter to the extent of 105,000. He has been industriously robbing the bank for twentj-three years. Rumors have been current since lust week that a defalcation had boon discovered by one of the local banks, but ontil this afternoon the bauk affected was successful in keeping thefletails from the publio. Kuigut has made a confession of his defalcations to President Mollley and has turned over about $5,000 in money and securities.

No Mention o( Hum ley. 1 Lontjon, Doc. 17. Congo dispatches rej ceived in Brussels laBt night make no mention of Stanley or of the niuationat Btan-lov Falls. The prcsont uneasiness folt here regarding the explorer, will develop into Bcrious anxiety if the preson.

month pusses without hows boin received from him. Tho Bohemian Diet recently opposed a motion to congratulate ill Pope on his jubilee, on the ground that iho Diet represented Protestants as well Catholics. Another Outburst of belligerent i Recriminations Bourse De- I nprsjBBiODiajviennn I. Vl 1' A' Yottnjr jtojJofor Wanted "in Ger- many to a Dash. Into the Czar's Domains.

War Ueither Desired Nor Feared in Bua-j jttV-Austrian' -Military OoupoU OallacP 11 -German i Vienna, Doc. 17. Count Kalnoky was In conferejee with the Emperor almost all yesterday afternoon. It is reported that, be will now nrce to a Joint tioie from the powers tO Russia demanding an explanation, of her military preparations. Sunday's council will decide the matter.

A strong feeling exists in the olty in favor of totiding an Immediate ultimatum to Russia, to be followed in case of an unsatisfactory reply by a rapid march of the German and Austrian forces on the Russian frontier. It is feared "that war will occur; in the Spring as the feeling is Intense. A' statesman whose usual mood Is peaceful summed up the situation thus: "If there were a yonng 'Emperor on the German throne he would do as Frederick the Great did make a dash into the enemy's territory before concentration was possible." It is asserted that the first draft of the Military Oa-tettt't article was very strong, and that M. De Giers, the Russian Foreign Minister, insisted upon a milder statement The Austrian press is unanimously of the opinion that the article published in the St. Petersburg Official Military Gazette, in relation to the military preparations of the has greatly Increased the acuteness of the situation.

The Pestlur Lloyd says Austria must make military preparations involving large expense. The paper also states that it is untrue that Roumania will, in the event of war, place two army corps on the Russian frontier. Roumania will in any event remain neutral Well informed persons believe that Russia may threaten, but that she will not venture to challenge the triple alliance. RUSSIAN VIBWS. St.

Pktersburo, Dec. 17. The Official Military Gazette article favorably impressed the public mind as exactly expressing the National feeling as Russia neither desired nor feared war. The Journal de St. Petersburg says: "Every impartial judge will admit that Russia is not responsible for the continuous reinforcements and the condition of armed peace.

It is true that the central powers allege that the sole object of their alliances and armaments is the maintenance of the pacific statu quo based upon existing treaties. If, therefore, Russia associates herself with and guarantees peace by taking defensive measures to preserve the equilibrium ol the powers, it remains to be decided to what point this abuse of the principle si vis pacem para bellum, which weighs heavily on the finances of every country, while exciting passion and alarming the public mind, is the best means of preserving peace, which all the world appears to desire, and the maintenance of which we believe to be assured for a long period, thanks to our good relations with our neighbors." TUB GERMAN AUMT. Berlin, Dec. 17. General von Schellen.

dorff, the Minister of War, in a speech on tho Military bill in the Reichstag yesterday said that the object of tho bill could be perfectly summed up In the words of the Emperor on the opening of Parliament: "The Empire, by God's help, should become so strong that it could meet every danger with calmness, from whatever quarter it might be attacked." Danger, he sale, threatened not from the warlike disposition of the- allied powers, for the German people always leaned toward peace, but from attacks by other people. The Empire was strong nnd it had allies, but in war its might depended only upon its own strength. It should be made so powerful that it would be feared as a foe 'and courted as an ally. The bill aimed to increase considerably the numerical Btrength of the army through extension of the term of service in the landsturm. The additional strength given would be of great value, and, with the physical hardiness of the Germans, no difficulty would be experienced in giving effect to the provisions of the bill.

The Germans, he felt sure, would not be sparing of their powers when tlie time cnnio for beating off an enemy. PANICKY Vienna, Dec. 17. At the openlug of the bourse yesterday there was utmost a panlo on the announcement being mndo that Premier Von Tisza, of been summoned lo attend a council of ministers at Vienna. Later the Journal de St.

Peters-6tv' article disclaiming' Russia's responsibility for 1 ho present sluto of affairs in Europe helped the recovery of 1 tie market Still Austrian rentes closed at a decline for the duy of two per cunt, and Russian rentes at a fall of per cent. FRANCE NOT IN THE HOW. Paris, Dec. 17. In the Chamber of Deputies yesterday General Logoret, Minister of War, asked lor a military credit of francs, and was supported by the Bud-got Committee, but the Chambers, 295 to 225, adopted an amendment by M.

grantir only 4,000,000 francs. HANGED IN IOWA. Chester lleltmv 1IiikI at, Chart City For tho Murtlvr of His Nleoe. CiiAiti.Ea Crrv. Iowa, Deo.

17. Chester Bellows was hanged at o'clock yesterday afternoon. He had to bo supported to the gallows, and as the rope was plaoed around his neck ho exclaimed throo times, "Please don't As the sheriff placed the white cup over his head tie exclaimed again: "Please don't I I am innocont." The trap was sprang at and in eight 'minutes and forty seconds his hoart had ceased to beat. Ills neck was broken. Before being pinioned Bollows struggled desperately, bhlugoue of the guards viciously in the hand.

Ho refused alt religious advice. His crime was the murder of Waterman, his nlectf, on July 8, 1SS0, whom ho cullod to th'i door and shot, lie utteiiipt.ed suicide att.ho time, but inflicted only a flesh wound. The execution of Bel lows was the hist, judicial execution in Iowa sitice Bcnj.unin A. JleComb was banged ut Otttnnwti, l'ebruury 17, 15(15, for the murder of Laura J. Harvey.

His Knilp tVuiiturt. Jo. 17. The police commissioners met yes'orday and decided to ask for Marshal Haines' resignation to take effect Junuary J. L.

Cooper was appointed in his stead. The reason for the action is too many joints running. Scared by Old Mci-utch. Baco, Dec. 17.

It is reported that McNeil, who abscoudod with $225,000 and securities of tho bank, Is In Prince Edward Island, sick and ropont-auk, and has offorod to return tho bonds if protected from prosecution. BY IKMKbT A. (Entered at the poatofSoe at Waiaez, Kaasas aid entitled totraasmiuioa threifk the Mails Mend 1mi matter. TERMS 15 eeutr a week, delirered by farrier tmail. SinKla cosies I tents.

poem Absolutely Pure. Farmers' Institute. The farmer's of this vicinity are invited to meet in the Congregational church in Wabaunsee, Dec. 21 and 22, 1887, for the purnose of discussing matters of vital interest to the farmers. Morning sessions will be iield each day at 10 a.

afternoon sessions at 2 o'clock, and evening session Dec. 21, at 7:30 Papers will be read by Profs. Sh el-ton, Walters and Kellerman, of the Agricultural college, and by a strong force of our best farmei on raising horses, cattle and hogs, how to raise the farm crop cheapest and best, farm buildings, etc. All are invited to take part in tne discussions. The ladies'aession is booked for Dec.

21, at 2 p. when papers will oe read by Mrs. Wincaip, of the college, and others upon home and social work. Every farmer, farmer's wife, son and daughter is invited to attend every session, and we trust the two counties will be largely represented at this important meeting. Following is the programme prepared.

TUI8DAY MORNING. What Crop to Raise for Cattle Feed, Frowo Needed Improvements in our Present Methods ef Marlatt, Manhattan Corn Raising 0 Stiles TUESDAY AFTERNOON. Tame Grasses John Willig Management of Hogs for the Coming Year Mason, Wakefield TUESDAY EVENING. Manure on tie Farm Brady The Trouble with Farming and the Prof Shelton Culture and Uses of Mangels A A Cottrell WEDNESDAY MORNING, Influences that Regulate the Prices of Farm Products Wm Mitchell Air iu Relation to Prof A Kellerman The Model Farm Horse and how to get Him A Stiles WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON- Bread Making MrsV Bands Woman's Work Mrs Wiuchip Food for Farmors Mrs A A Cottrell The Social Side of Farm Life Mrs Frowe Care of House Plants Mrs St John An opportunity will be given for a full and free discuion of all questions presented. The members of the Faculty of the State Agricultural college expect to be present during the eatire eesnon of the institute-All interested iu the improvement of farm and heme are cordially invited to be present.

LOUISVILLE. Bom, to Mrs. Nellie iiorse White, of Chico, Cal. on December 4, 1887, a boy. Mr.

II. Hopkins occupied the Congregational pulpit a week ago Sabbath evening, preaching from the subject of "Heaven." This, his first attempt, was a splendid sucoess, and his hearers were greeted with tome new thoughts well worded and strongly sustained by quotations from the bible and able thinkers. But a few months ago reverend Fisher stated that he could send out several members of his church who could ably preach God's word, and Mr. Hopkins seen, to be one of the chosen, for he was requested by Mr. Fisher to take his place on the evening above mentioned, as he weuld be absent Her.

Fisher and A. C. Merritt are conducting nightly services at the Wyckoff school house on Adams with some C. E. Tucker has contracted a lot of building stone, and they are being hauled back of his hardware and implement house.

Our town needs a large hall, and we expect this ia a move towards it. D. 0. Anderson, a "formerly-of-Louisville" boy, has gone and got married to a California girl. Here's to you, Dave.

The ladies of the Congregational church will have a Japanese wedding and fair at their church Christmas week Evening of Dee. 22. Rose Lodge, No. 1.0. 0, elected the following 'officers for the term commencing January 1, 1888: N.

A. H. Knochts V. B. T.

Bakers R. C. A. Strong; P. 0.

W. Fowler; A. 0. Merritt. Samuel Hughes is assisting Contra ctor Constable, of Wamego, paint the Minneapolis depot.

Z. Hodgson, blacksmith', had made up his mind recently to move to Florida. -lib is now un derstood behaschanged it, and will emigrate to laska.A Larry Henderson, of Kansas City, is visiting his old employer, Tunis J. Roosa, blind, whom he piloted about the oountry about six years. A new barber shop iu town, and two new meat markets.

As business houses are scarce, why not both markets occupy one room. John F. Cailloz is building 8'jme wire-picket fence on his farm half a mile east of town, bav ins" purchased a farm right for one of the ma- Chine James Snodgrass sold a fine bunch of fat cows to Frauk Itainsoy, and they were shipped on Monday. School children will learn much faster if tiiey are made comfortable iinn kent in uerfect health. Very few escape severe coughs and colds during the winter moiuns.

is is an easy max tfT to avoid the discomforts and tlis tress of 1 coughs aud colds by using Ohiimberlnin's Cough, It is by far tli best treat ment evtir brought; hitoeeueral use for colds nnd When the tlrnt, symptoms of a old MiMer, Cough HMiifidy. nnd the cum In', broken up at once. Sold by J. Boys, i. J.

-v. webb wore taken out. Edward Boholield. a laborer, was badly scalded, aubWllliam Allison, a laborer, and William Hl-Rlchard son, foreman, were found'still alive, though more or less injured. Alice, old daughter ot William Jones, returning from school almost a square from' tha scene, was killed by a flying beam.

Large pieces oi the iron were thrown i great distances, and descending, passed through the ot houses. All the property in Hhe vicinity suffered. It was thought all the bodies had not yet been discovered, and a large force of men last night dug over the ruins lantern light. The works- were badljr wrecked. Clerk of the Courts 0Tay lor, who was at the works a few minutes previous, has not been seen since and feared is among tho ruins.

Schotield was badly scalded aud internally injured and will probably die. Among the others Injured are Frank Ken nan, Jacob Brown, cut, scalded and bruised. Besides Clerk of the Court Taylor, several others are missing. FERRYBOAT PANIC. The Side of a Ferryboat Rtovo in Panlo of the Passengers.

New Yokk, Dec. 17. The Erie ferryboat, Pavonio, of the Chambers street line, was run into about 4:30 p. m. yesterday by the steamer Breakwater, of the Old Dominion line.

The collision occurred just off the Chambers street slip. Tho Breakwater, which was coming up the river, hugging the New York shore, struck the ferryboat a Slanting blow on the port I side, about midway between the paddle box and ihe storn, and crashed into the gentlemen's cabin for adistauce of ten feet. The windows were smashed as if they were eggshells, and eighteen feet of the guard was torn away. When the crash came so unexpectedly there was the greatest consternation. A 'general rush was made for the doors, while some of the terrified passengers stopped long enough to seize the life-preservers which were under the seats.

The women on the other side of the boat were filled with terror. For several minutes they huddled together in the cabins, not knowing what to expect or what had happened. When tho steamer backed out nnd there seemed to be no danger of the Favonia sinking, the excitement subsided. It was found that several passengers had been injured by the flying splinters and glass. The most seriously wounded is Prank Moriarity, of Medford, Mass.

His thighs are crushed and it is thought that he received internal injuries. Moriarity is a conductor on the Chicago Atlantic railroad. AN INCREDIBLE HORROR. Two Drunken Bays Commit an Awful Crime in Alabama. Eupaula, Dec.

17. Two sons of Bradley Johnson; ex-sheriff of Henry County, Robert and James, aged eighteen and twenty, got drunk on Thursday, and in cold blood butchered an older brother named Charles, aged twenty-seven. The father when he went to his murdered son'B rescue, was mode by the twoyounger sons to kneel on the floor and beg for mercy. The old mother entered the room and tried to separate them and was knocked on the head by the sons and horribly punished. The brotltf-iu-law and another brother, Ben, also drunk, were then made to leave the house.

When the murderers found their brother was dead one whistled and the other danced in his blocd. i The surrounding country is greatly1 excited and the latest news is that lynching is almost certain. The victim was asleep when his brothers began their murderous work. KetlucInK Time, Bi.oomington, 111., Dec. 17.rr-lt Is stated by railroad meu here that the-Chicago Alton had determined to out on a limited passenger train between Chicago and Kansas Cily, the first train to run.

on Christmas day. The train will leave Chicago at 5:30 p. m. and will reach Kansas City about seven next morning. The time of the train from Kansas City to Cbioago is; not' yet specified.

This move Of the Alton is doubtless made-with the-object of meeting the action of the Chicago, Burlington Quincy, and tho time of the will probably be fixed by the schedule of the proposed limited train of that lineL (. 1 i The Cnke l'onl. r. PmsiiUHGH, Dec 17. The Conaells-ville coke syndicate, which was organized four years has been Informally dissolved because- of dissatisfaction among the coke producer.

At a mooting yesterday, the producers asked to be released from thoir contracts With the syndicate, aud the 'roqudsb was iThe syndicate then dissolved. When it was formod coke was quoted at Oil cents per ton, and it is now selling at 2. The syndicate controlled ovens nnd the producers 1,177. A new pool will probably be formed in a few weeks. Where Hopkins Was Skinned.

St. Louis, Dec. 17. Dispatches from Hot Springs, say tho police have made a descent On the "skin game" gamblers there and run them all out of town. It has been discovered that young Hopkins, wbo suicided in Kansas City a day or two ago, wa3 swindled out of $3,000 in money and all of his diamonds by them, aqtl that several otfler visitors havu been "beat" out of considerable sums.

Treaty Approved. Rome, Dec. 17. The Chamber of Deputies yesterday approved the new commer cial treaty with Austriu by a vote of 231 to 23. Premier Crlspi doclured that the treaty was the outcome an ecouomio political agreement betweeu Iiuly and Austria.

The chamber also authorized the Government to negotiate provisional treaties with France, Spain and Switzerland. AltMist to Hum a 1 huruh. Dec. 17. An attempt wns made by iuci udiuries last night to destroy the Holy Name Catholio Church of the West Side, the storm house boing filled with inflammable rautorial and fired.

Father Lalumiore dweovered tho blaue and extinguished it. The police aro investigating the affair. Tim Mexican Coneross. City of Mexico, Doc. 17.

Congress adjourned yostoi'dny artornoon. The most Important measures passed were bills authorising a now loan of and compulsory education In the Fedoral District and Territories. Natural gta hus'beeti struck in largo quantities ut Fulrvlew, Cul, 1 here," be continued, "to designate a candK A letter from John' 8. Wise, of Virginia, was read. He did not speak hopefully of Virginia's Republican vote.

"-Ho thought the only clubs that would 'be of use there were hickory clubs. Hon. John DalzelL of Pennsylvania, who next SDoke. dwelt. nrincloaUv on the tariff.

He attributed the surplus and many other ills to the internal revenue. Pennsylvania, he said, Is as able to bear revenue or tariff as any other State, but she stood up tor the labor and money invested throughout the If the chimneys of the factories of the land be banked by an abolition of the tariff, where will the capital and labor MARE ISLAND DRY DOCK. Serious Fissure Appears Liability of It Slipping- Into the Sen. San Francisco, Dec. 16.

It was learned to-day that a serious fissure has appeared in the Mare Island dry dock, in which the French war-ship Duquesue was recently docked. At that time the dock apparently stood successfully the strain of the heavy vessel with all her armament. It turns out, however, that at that time there was a crack In the dock which justified the fears of several officers that a portion of the dock would slide into the water. The dock was built on filled ground and was Const'rlrcted of concrete. It was built in two sections, the latter' portion being unprovided With suitable piling to support the great weight.

The other portion was thoroughly-piled. The unequal stability, has the portion I nearest the water to and result has been a plainly perceptible fissure, which extends the top to the bottom of the side wall Of the dock. To Show the force exerted by the slow settling of this huge mass of masonry, one large granite block, two feet wide, two feet thick and six feet long has been split squarely In two. The other gta nlte blocks which 'cover a portion of the sldes'of the dock, have hot' yet shown' signs of the strain. Tho enormous pressure 'of the water against the caisson covering the en' trance will prevent any movement of this weak part of the dock, but the danger will come when the caisson is removed.

The dock has cost 13,000,000, and it is estimated that $500,000 will be required to complete it. It has been building for over thirty years, and it would be a sad commentary on the lack of naval skill il it should prbve to be worthless after ail these years. An Unfortunate Experience. Kit West, Dec. lft-r-Ricardo Nadal, the American citizen lately outraged by Spanish authorities at Porto Rico, has or rived' at Cuba, en rotito to the United States.

He was interviewed there to-day. Ho says the Guardia Civil almost beat him to death to oblige him to swear that he belonged to a conspiracy to overthrow the Government. When he was taken to jail he said he was an American. "That makes it worse for you," was answered. His whole body was a solid mass of cuts and bruises.

Tlie American Consul at Porto Rico was insulted and not allowed to enter the jail. The Havana press is infuriated and says that it is an outrage on a friendly neighbor that must be expiated and punished. Nadal filed suit for damages. Hot Election FIR lit. MatamOros, Doc.

16. Further particulars of the troubles at Jaumave state that the State party attacked the noils and broke them up, there being a hot fight at each voting place. Don Bias Uballe. the leader of the rioters, was killed, as well as Adolf and Rafael Oulvan, two prominent citizens, one of whom was the judge. The number of killed was five, and there were many wounded.

Tho troops, aoting under orders, took no part in the fight, but afterward restored order. At all other points in the State the eloctions were quiet, and went for the Fedoral party. nhr With Bandits. NooitBS, Dec. 16.

Word has just been received of an engagement between Mexican troops under General Lojoros and several of Bernal's bandits, in which a number were wounded on both sides and one of the bandits made prisoner. A young Mexioan woman, named Bernardono Bar-razza, who had been carried off by Bernal, after sacking Uio town of Otaez, was rescued, Bicuri, the prisoner, refused to tell the hiding place of Bernal and was tied to a tree and shot. 1 The Woolfulk Murders. Maoon, Ga, Dec. 16.

This was the tenth day of tho trial of Woollolk for the murder of nine of his family. The jury was charged at noon and in twenty minutes brought in a verdict of guilty. The pris-oper was then sentenced to hang February 10. In bis stutcnMiit before sentence he asserted his innocence before Heaven and said the witnessos had sworn He sooins to be absolutely without, A motion for a now trial will be made at once by his counsel. Copper In Vermont.

North Aiums, Deo. 16. Tho goo-graphical surveyors working In this section this season fouud a rich outcrop of copper in the vicinity of Stamford, Vt, which they proceeded to develop, They have now a shaft suuk to a considerable with such results that work has been pushed vigorously. It, is not yet certain how rich the find will prove to be, but those who put mouey in the scheme are well nutisflod. General Xmltli Dead, Naw Yoiik, Dec.

10. General Thomas Kilby Smith, of Philadelphia, a. distinguished soldier in the war of the rebellion, diod here yesterday, aged sixty-seven years, Ho had been in Now York fur some time In connection details nori ain t0 tn0 ttol Grant fund. Ho was chief of tho deud hero's stuff at tho oIobo of the war. His Illness was of short dura tion una his death wns very unexpected.

Ulvin to tli Jury. Boston, Doe. 17. At the trial of Mrs. Robinson for poisoning hor son Willie yesterday, the defendant wai on the stand again, but tho cross-examination brought out nothing The defense then rested I Us case and tho State cal lad a couple of witne80s tn rebuttal, but nothing of in portnnco was brought out.

It was then announced that the evidence was all in. xhe oaso was given to the Jury at night raiauo convention, unaer inese stanaaras the delegates from the States were Twelve hundred tickets were, issued to delegates. The largest delegations came from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Rhode; Island, The Territories are here, too, At, 11:40 Joseph 'Poll, chairman of the committee on organization, called the con- i yentjon I James P. Foster, president of the Repub- Mean Club, of New York, was introduced and welcomed the delegates. He said: "Mr.

Chairman and delegates to the Na-; tional Convention of Clubs: It is with pleasure that I extend to the delegates, on behalf of the Republican Club of the City of New; York, a most; h'earty and cordial welcome to this city and to the duties and I work of this cpnventioq. We are lold that, could the water be drained from the ocean 1 bed, the course of the slave traders could be traced by the skeletons ol the slaves who died at sea. We propose to drain that water from the ocean on which Democracy is now sailing and disclose those Democratic skeletons of discord, principle and faith, of corruption and Intimidation at the polls, and the last attempt, to. beguile the people under the guise of a Congressional message by issuing a. campaign manifesto on free trade, false in its utterances and untrue in Its conclusions.

We propose to to go out and beyond the mdi- vidual, in order that we may work for some end and some principle higher and broader than the single man, for he who is selfishly working for himself is a danger to be avoided. Ho will surely make a shipwreck of every one who is attached to him. Hence we have, by common consent, agreed to that just aud only true rule, 'that this convention shall not name, recommend or nominate any candidate for but we shall organize. "We propose an organization whereby the teachings of a tariff to protect the industries of the land may be readily and quickly disseminated in -plain language to be understood by wage-earners and wage-payers; a tariff high enough to reduce the surplus and to give employment to our citizens at home; to inure a market for our goods and a living to tb workmen better than the pauper labor of Europe has ever known. "We propose an organization that shall discountenance and put to shame those personal attacks upon candidates, whereby the private character and home life are.

basely assailed, and a public scandal for political ends unjustly created. We propose an organization that shall say to the saloons, 'Be ye removed from politics i applause you who create paupers and insanity and criminals shall no longer wield the power of Government in this This, then, is the mission of this conven tion." At the conclusion of his remarks, Daniel J. Ryan, of Ohio, was nominated for tempo rary chairman. Nathan Goff, of West Virginia, was also placed, in nomination. Amid wild excitement aud confusion the call of the roll was begun.

Ryan was elected by a majority of 5 votes, the' convention standing: Ryan, 15D; Goff, 154. The vote for Ryan was then made unanimous. A number of secretaries were then chosen and a vice president for each State selected. This was slaw work, and at its conclusion the convention adjourned. In the evening the clubs held a public meeting in Cooper Union.

Despite the rain, which had been falling all day, there was a large attendance, including many ladles. Among those on the platform when the meeting was opened were: Colonel D. J. Ryan, temporary chairman of the convention; ex-Congressman Mahlon Chance and Judge King, of Ohio; Judge Tenny, of California; E. and A.

Sumner, of Minnesota. The first speaker was Hon. John R. Lynch, the colored orator of Mississippi. He said he was there to speak on the suppression of the colored vote iu he South.

In his part of the country they believed that up here there were Republicans who believed that speaking of the suppression of the Republican vote in the South is waving the bloody shlrV But he would explain what the suppression meant. Jefferson Davis is a former constituent of his. He lived in the district which he (Mr. Lynch) represented in Congress. thought he would stiff represent that district if a fair vote could be had.

"By form of law," he continued, "Cleveland is President, but, morally, ho has no more right there than he has to the throne of Great Britain. Mr. Cleveland could no more get the electoral votes of Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina than he could those of Pennsylvania, Vermont and Ohio. There are over 20,0:10 more cokrsd then than white in Mississippi. Not less than one-third of the whites vote the Republican tioket, and not more thun one-tenth of the blaoks vote the Democratic ticket, yet' the State is always safely and surely Democratic.

They go through the forms of an election down there, but as soon as the Democratic conventions are over the polls are closed. "Sometimes there is difficulty in getting Democrats to falsify the returns. That whs the case when the speaker was elecied In 1880. Wheu the Democrats down ithoro got frustrated In this way they somotimes resort to violence. If such were not the case Mississippi Republicans would occasionally send a white man to Congress.

Tho colored people down there are prejudiced on account of color. Laughter. The principal reason why these frauds are perpetrated is because the general sentiment of the country tolorates them. People down thero say 'Lynch, wo are wtllinc to lot vou live here nnd earn monev. but don't bother with that's oni" buslnn. t.v people of the' North get their eyes oponod these things will continue in tho South. A change of sentiment must tuko place in the North. The South is at present bidinsr its limo, which is not far off." The speaker's ideu of a remedy was to reduce the representation of the Southern States. In seven Congressmen are allowed to represent It. Why not reduce It to -three! Then if the col- hZ hey would have tha satisfaction kn.w Ing thrt tho vote not going to the ene- my.

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