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ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE LOST , The Torrlblo Result of the Collision of Ocean Vessels. LOOKING UP THEGEISER'S LIST. The Thlngvalla RnncheN the Harhor nt Halifax Thin Slornlnj : Cap tain Ijnmli Tells lll Story ol' the Wreck. Nr.w YOHK , August 17. A corrected list of the lost in the steamship collision is 105 as given by Captain Mullcr , of the steamer Gelser. The Gelscr carried ninety-three passengers and a crew of forty-three. Of the passengers fourteen wore saved , and of the crew seventeen. The agents ot the line at Worcester , Mass. , St. Paul , Chicago and Philadelphia have been notified to send on tholr lists of tickets sold on the Geiser. At 10 o'clock this morning the agent for the line received n dispatch from Captain Lamb that the Thingvallalmd arrived safely at Halifax. Captain Muller , of the Goiscr , went before the Danish consul this morning and swore to his statement of facts connected with the collison. The con sul stated that the circumstances jttendlng the collision will bo Investigated hero on thu arrival of Captain Lamb , Instead of at Copenhagen , as the principal witnesses can bo more easily reached in Now York. Captain Muller states that at the time of the collision ho was about thirty-five miles ponth of Sable Island and about 185 miles off Halifax. The passengers of the Tlilngvalla were registered in Castle Garden to-day , and only await the arrival of their baggago. A num ber of women seem not to have fully recov ered from the shock. The survivors of the crow and such of the passengers as wish will leave to-morrow by the Slavonia , of the Humboldt lino. The es timated loss on the vessel Is 150,000 and the loss on the cargo about $120,000. , The com pany , It Is said , will , as far as is in their power , indemnify the survivors. CiiiOAno , August 17 The agents of the Thingvnlln line in Chicago received several telegrams from Now York this morning and have finally made out n complete list of the Chicaeo people who were on thu ill-fated Geiser. The list comprises the following : Mrs. A. M. Peterson , ICcrsten and Lena Lorcnsen , Captain Georpo Hainlcr , High land Park ; Mrs. Ellen Nelson , Gusta Alder , C. C. Ilraaten , II. I. Lie , O. M. Olandor , Mrs. Seehus , Paul Paulson , Lars Uommer- dale , John Tenwold. Chris Eliassen , J. G. Johanscn , John Ahlhorst. STORIKS OF THE WRKCK- A Graphic DoHcrlition Hy the Thlni- valla'H Captain. IIu.ii'AX , August 17. The Danish steamer Thincvnlla was signalled oft the harbor nt 0 o'clock this morning in charge of a pilot. S''o ' crawled along at the rate of two miles an hour , and three hours elapsed before she arrived at the wharf of Pickford & Black , her agents. The Thlngvnlla presents n strange spectacle - taclo with nearly the whole of her bow torn away , leaving an immense hole- ex posed to view. The powerful Iron plates were broken through and snapped off as If they were of card board. Crowds flocked to the wharf to sco the steamer , and wonder Is oxpre.sscd that she ever reached port. After repairing she is to reload her cargo and proceed for Now York. Captain Lamb of the Tlilngvalla has Im posed a silence upon his seamen ns to the disaster , but tins himself prepared a state ment of the details of the collision as ho know and saw thorn. This Is the captalu'n story : "It was about 4 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday , August 14 , when my second of ficer came down and I asked him how the weather was. Ho said it was raining , but not foggy. A few minutes later I heard a telegraphic signal for the engines to reverse. Leaping from my berth I ran for the deck. As I was hurrying up the collision occurred. It was a terrific shock , the steam ers coming together with n frightful crash. Hushing forward I found the Thlngvulla locked with another steamer which I did not then know. As I appsarcd I saw a man , whom I afterwards found to bo the Geiser's second officer , Jump on to my deck. My steamer had cut right through his room , where ho was Bound asleep , and ho leaped out of bis bunk to the Thlngvalla's deck. I went to quiet my excited passengers , who were crowded on the deck , and were shouting and crying with fear. "Tho officers wore already engaged in cut ting away mid launching the life bouts. Ono of the Thingvullu's boats had just been low ered when the other steamer went down , stem first. This scene was a frightful one. Some of her passengers were rush ing madly about her deck , while oth ers were crowded in several bouts in the water. I believe that many passen gers must have been killed in their bunks by the force of the collision. As the steamer plunged beneath the water , carrying down ! those on board , she capsized the boat that liad got awav. The air was rent with ago nizing shrieks and prayers. Most of the people probably went down with the steamer Geiser. They were followed soon after by the ill-fated souls In the boats , who must have been sucked under ns the boat sank. The cries of the dying Btill ring In niy cars. Three of our boats were already launched and trying to HUVO as many as they could from the doomed Gcisor , but it was slow work , as comparatively few managed to keep afloat after the steamer's disappearance. "Tho two vessels were not more than ono hundred feet apart when the Gcisor wont down. The screams of the drowning lasted probably two minutes , and suddenly all bo- ctimo quiet. Our three boats returned loaded with the saved who had been picked up in the water or oft the bottoms of their cap sized boats. 1 sent them back to continue the search for the survivors , but they re turned with only the corpse of a woman. "Tho day was Just beginnliigto break when the collision occurred. It was raining , but , ns the second officer had told mo just before , it was not foggy. The assistant engineer was saved with u broken ami , while his two companions were lost. In my opinion nearly all the people on the Gclscr's deck and In ! tha boats sank with the steamer. Everything thut wo could possibly dote to save them was doiio. After the Geiser disappeared we began jettisoning the cargo to keen the Tlilngvalla afloat. Between - twoon U and 10 o'clock we stopped throwing thp cargo over aud got to work repairing up compartments. Wo were leaking badly. At 11 o'clock the steamer Wloland nova in sight and wo transferred | all the rescued passen gers , as well as our own 450 passengers , to her. The Wleland proceeded about 0 o'clock In the afternoon , leaving us steer ing for Now York. Wo decided to head for Halifax. "The Gcisor Jmd been seen by our first officer several minutes before the collision , She was nearly straight ahead of us , but n llttlo on our port bow. She Btarboarded to got out of the way and wo portod. She should have ported likewise. Our whlstlo was not blowing at the time , as there was no need for it. " From Captain Lamb's statement of the dlsastvir , it would appear that the fault lay with those on board the Geiser , who put her to stin board instead ol to port. The Geiser's oulcer who was on watch at the time of the colllsloi wan auiopg those who perished. . Captain Lamb himself docs not express an opinion on the cause of the disas ter. He s\v - that he will leave that to b < found by official Investigation. First Office ) Peterson hu letn asked to rnaktt a state ment , but ho says that ho does not wish to do so. A Passenger Deorlhes It. NEW YOHK , August 17. [ Special Tele gram to TIIK BIE : ] The following graphic account was given by a young druggist named Jnnsen Castborg , who was a passen ger on board the Thingvalla , cnrouto to Gal- vcston , Tex. , with his sister : "It was Just about daylight and all , with the exception of myself and a few friends , were asleep , when all of a sudden wo heard a scuffling of feet on deck and then n crunch ing noise. Then for n moment all was still. In a second all the passengers were out of their berths and all rushed for the compan- lonway screaming , and the din was deafen ing , particularly from the lower deck , where the people with families weio looted. After considerable difficulty I got on deck and rushed to see what the damage was , and Just here I wish to state most emphatically that no whistles were blown on the Thing- valla before the collision. "I went to the front of the vessel and saw a gap of about twelve feet. On the left side the plates were rolled up and on top of them lay part of the corpse of a man , njul the wliolo stem was covered with blood and fragments of flesh , which were soon washed off by the waves. The captain then ordered everyone on deck and after an examination the pas sengers were told that there was no danger and they bccatno quiet. The women on the occasion behaved splendidly. On the right side the plates were broken 6ft completely , and I saw the bow of our ship go clean into the stateroom , and nn officer of the Geiser climbed up by the chain attached to the anchor. During tills time there was a tor- rlblo rain storm , which was moro the cause of the extreme darkness than any fog. "Tho Geiser began to sink gradually and In eight or ten minutes passed down out of sight. There was an effort made on our ship to lower the boats , but it was so very dark that wo could not see whether It was human beings or not thut wore floating around the ship. But a man's voice screamed out in the midst of the excitement that ho was bitten by a shark. The screaming was something awful. It was fully twenty minutes before the boats were lowered. Wo nil stood on the deck looking at the people being saved , but were powerless to do anything ourselves. I saw three boats of the Geiser. Ono was turned upside down , another smashed In the storm , while the third hud two men who were holding up a woman between them who seemed to bo dead. Several h'ad llfo preservers on , but wore swallowed up In the whirlpool made when the Geiser went down. Some came again to the surface and were picked up. A number of us got life preservers and stood ready to cast them out , but I must sny that I wondered that so few wore seen after the ship's sinking. A great number must have been drowned iu their berths. "In. about an hour and u half the boats re turned and the saved were hoisted on board by ropes and partly by theo aid of a rope ladder which had been lowered over the side. Wlieu they were got on deck they were made to sit down and they were given a glass of brandy npleco. They seemed for the most part fo bo in good spirits. The emigrants were well treated by the people on the Tlilngvalla. The passengers and crow then went to work to shitt the cargo from the stem to the stern , us well as the .chain anchor , etc. , on the Thingvalla. This had u good effect on the passengers , and they got cheerful and buoyant , us all wo had to fear was a storm. The shuttered bulkhead had been backed with ulanks and hogsheads , and could stand llttlo shock. Wo were making about two knots an hour when , about noon , wo saw the Wloland. After some talk be tween the captains wo were taken on board the Wicland , being only allowed to take a small valise each. It was my first experience of a voyage across the Atlantic , and I think it will last mo my lifetime. " The Chicago l'asnenier CHICAGO , August 17. [ Special Telegram to Tin : BEE. ] At the offices of the Chicago agency of the Thingvalla line this morning it was found that moro people bought tickets hero than was at first supposed. The oflleo was crowded with anxious inquirers after relatives and friends. The following entries on the company's books show the names and destination of those who purchased tickets in this city. This is all the books show : Ellen Nllson , Malmi ; Albert Olson , Slav- anger ; Astrid Lurd , CoDQiihagcti ; A M. Pcderscn , Copenhagen ; ICcrston and Sorcn- scn , Christiana ; Paul Paulson , Copenhagen ; Anna Thompson , Copenhagen ; Lauritz Hummcrdul , Copenhagen ; Louise An derson , Stockholm ; Hilda Solborg , Chris tlaim ; Jens Hanson , Malmi ; Anna Wicker and child , Christiana ; Car Chudenscn and family , Gothenburg ; Ole Christofforsen , Christiana ; John Tcr- vuld , Trondhelm ; Captain George Hammer , Copenhagen ; Elizabeth Berg and daughter , Troudhelm ; C. Bruaton , Troudholm ; O. II. II , Leo , Trondhcim ; Mrs. Johnson and In fant , Gothenburg : Magnus Anderson , Goth enburg ; Christoff Eliosen , Bcrgea ; I. G. Johanson , Stockholm ; John Stephenson anc Infants , Gothenburg ; John Alqulst , Stockholm helm ; Charles Carlson , Mill mi ; I. E. Jclma Staavangor ; Peter H. Morstda , Christiana ICittel Giillikscn , Christiana ; Peter Miller Copenhagen ; Andrew Ingenbriphten nni family , Trondhcim ; Julia Frodrlckseu ani family , Copenhagen. All thcso went down with the exception o : six. They are Paul Paulson , Larnitz Hum mordal , John Towold , George Hammer , Christoff Eliaseu und John Alqulst. Found a MiiHfoilon Tusk. BISMUICIC , Dak. , August 17. In digging a well on the farm near here , J. J. Lamb founi nt n depth of thirty-six feet fragments of the petrified tusk of n mastodon , which , being put together , measured thirteen feet am seven luches. Killed Ity Il l tnlnir. GiiKEN-riEi.n , Mass. , August 17. Deacon Lovcring , aged ninety , and his sister und housekeeper , Mrs. Ilichardson. living in Gill , were Instantly killed by lightning lust night and the farm house , barns and outbuildings burned , Terrible Storms In Canada. VAM.BYFIKLU , Quebec , August 17. A ter rific rain and wind storm visited this section last night. Houses , cattle and horses were carried off. So far five men are known to have been killed. Reached an Understanding. WASHINOTOX , August 17. An understand ing has been reached between Senators Frye and Morgan , having charge of the fisheries treaty for tholr respective sides , that a vote upon ratification shall bo taken Tuesday next. * Valley County Nominations. OHD , Neb , , August 7. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEE. ] The republican county con vention met hero yesterday and nominated H. Westovor for representative and E. J. Clements for county attorney. Auotlinr Cruiser Ordered Out. NEW YOHK , August 17. Orders were ro- celvcd at the Brooklyn navy yard yesterday to fit up the cruiser Boston for sou without delay. She will join the European squad' ron. Indiana Killed by KANSAS Citr , August 17. Chief Mcscoot ot the ICIckupoos and his quaw aud live chil dren were killed by lightning in his cabin on the reservation uu-r Nctawku , Kau. , yester day. Bit ; Sawmill Uui-ned. GIUND Fonics , August 17. The Walker sawmill was destroyed by fire last evening , together with a largo quantity of lumber. Total loss , $75,000 ; partially Insured. Tha Woatlifr Indication * . For Nebraska , Iowa and Dakota Fair , wartr.er , vurlabl * wtuds , generally south easterly. . CROVER DOWNS THE GANG , Ho Oauaoa a Commotion In the Dem- ocratlo Camp. CALVIN S. BRICE TO BE DEPOSED. Cleveland Fears That lie Is Being Knifed Iu the House of Ilia Friends Hill Also Set Aside. The Democrats Disturbed. NEW YOHK , August 17.- [ Special Tele gram to Tin : BEK.J A bombshell was thrown Into the democratic came this afternoon when it became iidiscd about that Calvin S. Hrlce , of Ohio , chairman of the national democratic executive committee , would bo deposed from his position by order of Presi dent Cleveland , who Is dissatisfied with his line of policy. It is said that President Cleveland objects to him because ol his apathy in the work , his fondness for inter views , and his general inefficiency. This , It is alleged , has disgusted the president. It is authoritatively stated that Senator Arthur P. Gorman , of Maryland , a bitter fee of the mugwumps , has been selected to lead the democratic hosts iu the coming struggle. The most significant part of the new ar rangement Is that Eugene L. Illggins , of Maryland , is to bo the now chief clerk of the committee. " Another story that has startled the demo crats hero Is that President Cleveland has decided to sot Governor Hill aside. The president intends to carry Now York state without the assistance of the gov ernor. On this account the Hill men are knifing him at every opportunity. CKICVOO , August 17. [ Special Telegram to TUB BIK. : ] "They nre doing all they can to beat Cleveland , " said a leading tariff re former to a reporter this morning , referring to the attitude of the democratic national committee. "It is n protectionist committee clear through to the backbone , and it has more interest in maintaining monopoly than In electing Cleveland. I cannot conceive whatever led Cleveland to accept the leader ship of men whom ho knew to bo diametri cally opposed to the policy by which ho must stand or fall. "In my opinion. " ho continued , "Harnum , Tracy , Gorman , Handall and the rest are fix ing up u Job similar to that of IbSO , and the appearance this morning of George O. Jones' call for a national greenback convention is a proof of the underplottlng that is going on. If Urico and his advisers do not beat Mr. Cleveland it will bo because they don't know how. His salvation lies with the people. If they got hold ot the idea that ho is to bo sold out in the house of his friends they will take the bit between their teeth and re fuse to bo guided by the hand of monopoly toward their own destruction. " Secretary Dan Shcpard , of the republican state committee , in speaking of Chairman Unco , said that ho thought the trouble was that Mr. Hrico was trying to run the cam paign Just as ho ran his private business. "And you can't run n campaign that way , " said the veteran politician. "Now , I imagine that Mr. Urico , if he had a deal on hand , said yes or no short off no leaving loose ends , no trusting to luck and circumstances. Hut politics can't bo run like railroads. You can't calculate just what may be done. Your nicest plans may miscarry. My impression of Chairman Urico Is that ho has done what ho thought was best , according to his lights and training , and I put no faith in his alleged or suspected antagonism to Mr. Cleveland. " General Harrison's Visitors. INWA.XAPOLIS , August 17. Delegations from three states , Ohio , Indiana and Illinois , aggregating between nine and ten thousand people , paid their respects to the republican presidential nominee to-day. The first dele gation arrived at noon from Paxton , 111. , and from that hour until o'clock excursion trains continued to pour their thou sands into the city until Meridau , Washington and Pennsylvania streets bc- came almost impassable. The number of brass bands and drum corps marching about the city was not less than twenty. The most pretentious demonstrations were made by the largo delegations from Johnson county , Indiana , and Jacksonville. 111. , and the most attractive feature was a glco club of twenty handsome young ladles , who led ttio Jackson ville column. They were uniformed in navy blue dresses with encircling broad gold bands and curried black walking sticks. It was 4:80 : o'clock when the last delegation reached University park , and the crowd of 10,000 people stood densely packed about the speaker's stand. Judge William Lawrence spoke in behalf of the Ohio delegation. Among the other speakers were Judge O. It. Starr , of Keokuk ; Hon. Frank Cook , of Paxton , and Prof. W. D. Saunders , of Jack sonville. To these addresses General Harrison risen responded as follows : "I return most cordially the greetings of these friends from Ohio , Indiana and Illinois a trio of great states lying in this valley , endowed by nature with a productive capac ity that rivals the famed valley of the Nile , and populated by people unsurpassed in in telligence , manly independence and courage. The association of these states brings to mind the fact that in the brigade with which I served , Indiana , Ohio and Illinois wore rep resented three regiments from Illinois , ono from Ohio and ono from Indiana. I have seen the men of thcso states stand together in evening parade. I have also seen them charge together in battle and dlo together for the flag they loved , and when the battle was over 1 have seen the dead gathered from the field they had enriched with their blood and laid sjdo by Hldo In a common grave. " General Harrison then referred to the Jus tice of the republican party in dealing with all questions. Ho said that the party had been tolerant In everything but disloyalty to the union. To-morrow largo delegations are expected from Cleveland and D.iyton , O. , and Peoria , 111. The Traveling Men's club of Pcorla ar rived to-night as un advance guard. A Illulnc-Carllslo Tariff Debate. WASHINGTON , August 17. The Star this evening has the following : "A proposition Is under consideration by the democratic campaign managers to ar range for a Joint discussion of the tariff question by Speaker Carlisle and Mr. Blulno , It is proposed to challenge Mr. Blaine tc meet Carlisle and dispute the question in al ternate speeches iu twelve principal cities ol the union , six to bo named by Hluino and six by Carlisle. The opinions of a number ol democratic congressmen as to the advisabil ity of such a course have been asked , unO there is a very general concurrence of ap proval. " _ Seoklnc n Retired Place. CLF.VCIAXD , August 17. A special from Fosioria , O. , says : General Harrison and wife will arrive at Toledo on Monday next and will bo met there by Governor Foster mid daughter. The party will go from To ledo to Middle Bass island , Lake Erie. Al Middle I3ass General Harrison and wife wil occupy the Cheesboro cottage. The Islam is controlled by the Toledo club , and will not bo crowded by curiosity seekers to the an noyance of the distinguished guests. Cnlllii on the Old Roman. COLUMPUS , O. , August 17. Kepresentn lives of the Illinois democratic state commit tee and Cook county democracy called on Judge Thurman to-day to invlto him to nil dress a mass meeting at Chicago , August 5 Thurman accepted the Invitation and will bo met ut Port Huron , whore he speaks August 23 , by a reception committee from Chicago. 4 , Council Bluff * 3. DBSUSQN , la. , August 17. [ Special Telegram gram to TUB BEK.J Tba Denlson club do feutedUc Council Uluffu base ball team , ot the Qjiuha olty league bj t score of1 to Tha game wu vary ao TIIK UHAKKS WOULDN'T WORK. A Burlington Passenger Train Cuts n Freight pin Two. Ciuc\oo , August \Tf | Special Telegram o Tun HEC. ] The air brakes wouldn't ' vork , and , helpless to avert a disaster , the engineer stood at his po t and dashed through n freight train running 'straight ' across his mth. The freight was cut iu two , five or six of the cars where smashed into smithereens , and the passenger engine wrecked. The pas sengers were shaken up considerably , but lot n drop of blood was offered up. The accident occurred on the Burlington road last night. At that hour the St. Paul > assongcrof three bafrungo cars and five : o.iches coming cast whistled for the Pau ilandlc crossing at Western avenue. The train was then a half mlle away. The lights were at the crossing signifying that a train was passing. The engineer put on the air irnkos , but to his horror they refused to work. Ho then whistled for hand brakes , jut by this time the train was at the cross- ng going at the rate of fifteen miles an hour. With a crash the engine struck the middle of the passing tralu. The car struck was thrown > vcr and pushed along the track , dragging hrco others with it. They were also demor alised. The engineer and his fireman crouched down in their cab , fully expecting to bo crushed any moment , There was a great crash , and the smokestack was almost orn off. The side of the engine was scraped ind the holler Indented , and the engine tself ran off the track , but in ten or twenty 'eet beyond the crossing she stopped and the occupants of the cab immediately Jumped to the ground. At one time it was thought that many icoplo had been Injured and killed and the ) olice with a patrol wagon wore soon on land. Their services were not needed , how ever , and they returned to the station. The train struck was a fast transfer freight. The engineer on the passenger says somebody hud opened the valve just at the back of the iiigino , allowing the air to escape , and the jrakcs were useless. It was impossible to stop the train in time with the hand brakes. The officials of the company stated this morning that an Invei. igatlon would bo had and the truth of the engineer's story do- .ermincd. On several occasions since the strike of the engineers the air breaks of lassenger trains had been tampered with in the same way , and on ono occasion a man was caught in the net of opening the air valve. Tills is the first accident , however , that has been caused in that way. IMMIGRATION ABUSES. Yesterday's Investigation ny the Con gressional Committee. Nnw Yoiuc , August 17. The investigation of immigrant abuses was resumed to-day by the congressional committee at the West minster hotel. Superintendent Jackson of Castle Garden , secretary of the immigration commission , testified. He said that in busy times about four thousand immigrants land daily. The largest number landed in anyone ono day was 9,000. Ho explained the work Ings of Castle Garden In detail. Last year yOO immigrants were returned to Europe. Walter Mclntosh , secretary of the United States Watchmakers' association , testified to several cases of importation to this country from Switzerland , under contract to work in the watch case factory of the Waltham Watch company. The passage money was advanced to these men , which they agreed to pay back in installments. Englishmen were brought over to work in the same factory Under like conditions. The witness fortified his testimony by exhibiting documents showIng - Ing the contracts entered into. The witness said that the Importation of foreign engrav ers and watch case .makers . bad tended to drive American mechanics Into other avoca tions. Captain Francis W. Bell , n pilot of seven teen years' experience , testified that ho had knowledge of the pnictices of Charles Lock- wood and William McKay in securing nat uralization papers for natives of Nova Scotia , and then placing them in command of Amer ican \-cssels within two weeks. They re ceived f 10 a head for the service. Loclnvood told the witness that ho was enabled to make citizens in the time mentioned because of his friendly relations with the sou of Judge Mooro. of Brooklyn. McKay was called and examined at con siderable length. His testimony was full of contradictory statements. Ho first denied the charges made against him , but finally ad mitted that he had given false evidence in several cases for the purpose of securing naturalisation papers , and iu one case re ceiving JUoO for his services. OF VALUE TO FOUNDERS. Result or the Researches of the Amer ican Scientists. CLEVELAND , August 17. There was a good attendance to-day at the meeting of the American association for the advancement of science. Several Interesting papars were read in section D , which is devoted to mechanical science and engineering. W. J. Keep , of Detroit , read ono on the influence of nlumnlum upon cast iron. He proved that aluminum caused white iron to turn gray , entirely prevented blow holes , Increased its strength , took away all tendency to chill , lessened the thickness of the scale , softened the iron and increased its elasticity. Owing the rapidly falling price of aluminum the re sults of this research will bo of great value to iron founders. SAMPSON IX THE RINO. Ho Proves Himself the Strongest Man After Sf.v Hloody Rounds. NEW YOKK , August 17. [ Special Telegram to THE Hcu. ] John Sampson , of the Pas time Athletic club , who in February beat Paddy Cahlll , the present middle-weight amateur champion , met Jack Aldus , another well-known amateur , in a private- house near Islip , L. I. , last evening , and there the men , who were on bad terms , faced each other for a fight to a finish with bare knuckles. It was a bloody affair , and after the sixth the spectators agreed that they had seen enough and would not let Aldus continue. The victory was given to Sampson. The men refused to become friends after the struggle. Muley and Ilia Kncort Massacred. TANQIEII , August 17. The emperor , ro- centy , at the request of the rebels , sent Prlnco Muloy to receive their submission. Frlnco Muloy had an escort of 200 cavalry men , and ho and all his men were massacred by the insurgents. This treachery was duo to a desire for revenge upon the emperor for killing the delegates sent by the insurgents to treat for peace , and for whom the om- pcror had promised a safe conduct. Graphophoucs For the West. NEW Yonic , August 17. A company ol western men , with Hamilton S. Wyks , of Kansas City , at their head , has secured n contract with the syndicate controlling the Edison-Bell grapbophopo for all rights within the territory west of the Mississippi river and cast of the Hocky mountains. Companies are to bo established and instruments intro duced In the loading cities of that district by the 1st of October. Brotherhood's Quarter-Centennial. DETROIT , August 17. The Brotherhood ol Locomotive Engineers is here to-day to celo- bratothequartor-contennlalof its organiza tion. It is estimated that upwards of 9,000 members are In the city. Delegates from nearly all the states iu the union huvo come. Most of the high officers are present , Includ ing Chief Engineer Arthur. The Sunday School Workers. CriAUTAuqui , N. Y. , August 17. An in tcrestlng platform meeting of the Interna tional exeoutlvo Sunday school committee was hold this morning and speeches were made by Benjamin Clark , of London , H. F. Jacobs , of Chicago , president of the committee toe , William Reynolds'/of Peoria , III. . , anc otheri. ' . FURTHER CHANGES REFUSED , The Intor-Stato Commission nntl Lincoln's Complaints. FORCING THE PENSION ISSUE. The Democrats Placed Squarely on Record The Kansas Sugar 12.x- licrimcnts Military Reser vation Surveys. Lincoln's Suit Denied. WASHINGTON BUHEAU THEOMVHA BRE , BIB FOURTEENTH SlT.BUT , f WASHIXOTON. D. C. , August 17. The cases of the Lincoln board of trade against the B. & M. Uallroad company In Nebraska and airalnst thu Missouri Pacific railroad company have been decided by the Inter-state commerce commission , which falls to find any sufficient reason for a changes In the rates complained of In either caso. The rates charged from Chicago to Lincoln which were brought In question In the first complaint were soon nft < jr materially reduced and nt the same time the disparity between them and the rates from Chicago to Omaha was so modified that the difference conforms from the city to the relative distances. The considerations controlling the proper ad justment of rates to Interior Ne braska points are stated. The rules from St. Louis to Lincoln , which were chal lenged In the second case , were also changed before the hearing both I" amount aud rela tively in favor of Lincoln and the present difference is sustained In view of the more favorable situation In Omaha mid other Mis souri river points , the St. Louis rates being governed by the Chicago rates. MII.ITAUV UBSHIIVATION SUllVETS. In the senate to-day Mr. Manderson offered nn amendment to the general deficiency ap propriation bill appropriating $30,030 to con- tlnuo and complete surveys of abandoned military reservations. With the amendment ho submitted a letter from Secretary Vilns for the Information of the committee on ap propriations , stating that no stops have boon taken for the sale of Fort Mel'horson mili tary reservation In Nebraska , und the directions given to the commissioner of the general land office by letter of January a" , 1SS7 , to cause the reservation , with others of similar character , to bo surveyed and platted with u view to their disposal under the provisions of the net of July 5 , 1884. The reasons that no action has been taken nre that the Forty-eighth congress failed to make appropriations tar the continuance of the office of United States surveyor general for Nebraska and Iowa , or to formally close or abolish the office and the general land commissioner is not yet empowered to act as cx-oflleio surveyor general for that district , and the total liability of the surveys of the abandoned reservation , authorized by de partmental contract , amount to within a small fraction ot the total appropriation of 820,000 made by the net of March U , 1SS5 , for that purpose. TUB I1EMOCHATS AND PENSION'S. The republican members are very well pleased to-night over the record they have made during the past week on their proposi tion which has created a deadlock in the houso. They have stood solidly together in support of the motion made by Mr. Mornll of Kansas to set aside two days for pension legislation , and the policy of the democrats has been to vote almost solidly against the proposition , or to refrain from voting alto gether , thus leaving the house without a quorum. Every reuublican has voted steadily In favor of pension legislation and only n very few northern democrats have voted with. The great body of democrats have re frained from voting and have shirked , thus placing the democratic majority In direct opposition to pension legislation. The result has been a deadlock , which has pre vented nil kinds of work , including confer ence reports , appropriation bills and other privileged matter , which the needs of the country demand shall receive immediate con sideration. The republicans intend to stand out some time longer and to force the demo crats. If possible , to show their bunds more plainly than they have. There is no proba bility that a special order for pension bills will bo made , as the democrats will sacrifice any interest to prevent the passage of a pen sion bill. This is the first time the republi cans have had an opportunity to force a direct issue and to make the democrats us n party vote their sentiments. They have suc- cctded admirably , though it has been ut great cost. KANSAS auflAit nxrr.niMCNTa A FAILUHE. The agricultural department has Just sent out n report of the experiments made with sorghum in Kansas. From the general tenor of the report the sorghum experiment may bo regarded as n failure and no recommendation is made for their continuance. This will strengthen the position of the republican senators who propose a reduction of 50 per cent on the sugar duty. DKMOCIIATS LOOKINd NOHTUWnSTWAIlD. As Indicated in these dispatches several days ago the administration Is arranging to surprise the republicans by securing some of the northwestern states and Michigan. Frank Hurd was here this week , and ho took n very discouraging view of the outlook. Ho says that ho Is going into Minnesota and Iowa to speak for the Mills bill , and the administra tion would likely carry these states. He be lieved that the reductions the republicans in the senate would muko on the lumber duty would insure Michigan to tha democratic ticket. Mr. Hurd frankly stated that there was no probability of Cleveland and Thur man carrying Now York , Connecticut or New Jersey , and thut the plan was to cap ture some of the northwestern states which huvo heretofore gone republican , and to do it on the strength of the Mills tariff bill. TIIKOKNEHU , LAND IIII.I. . Judge Puyson of Illinois , who is the lead ing republican member of the house com in It- tee on public lands , said this evening thut there wns no prospect of the passage at this sessionand very little If any at the next scs- bion , of the general land bill , The measure proposes u complete system of land laws to take the place of those upon the statute books. The judge added that there would bo no legislation by this congress to forfeit the land grub of railroads and there Is such a division of opinion on the subject In both house and senate , ho said that there was llt tlo hope of securing final action. THE BErUIlUOAN OUTLOOK IN NORTH CAROLINA Hepresentatlvo Perkins of Kansas has Just returned from North Carolina , where ho delivered a tariff speech before the Farmers' alliance nt its state fair. Mr. Perkins says the republicans there believe they will elect their state ticket this fail , and that if the republican na tional comuilttoo would send some Intelligent men Into the black belt of North Carolina to sco that the Ignorant colored voters cast their ballots In tha right ooxes the republican electors would bo chosen. The luws of South Carolina have been adopted by North Caro- linn governing elections , and these provide u separate ballot box for each office voted for , and there are so many boxes presented that the uneducated colored voter very sel dom places his ballot In the right box. FLOODED WITH SPEECHES. There have been exactly 11,000,000 copies of speeches delivered In this session of the house at ono distribution through tha docu ment room. The envelopes to cover these speeches cost the government 21,000. The highest number of speeches ever circulated by members of the house at any previous ses sion was in 18TO , when 7,000,000 copies wtre sent out. Mr. O'DonnclI , of Michigan , who is a member of the house committee on ac counts , has just completed the auditing of the expanse- for this work , and these figures nro furnished by him. The government pays for the envelopes and folding of all speeches , but the members pay for tb printing. Thcso figures do not include the copies of speeches delivered in and sent out through the senate. UI CEILANnOU8. No credence is given hero to the report thut the democrats are trying to nrrango a joint tariff debate between Speaker Carlisle and Mr , ulamo. The republicans say they would bo very glad to have It take place , but .tint there are ninny rca'ons why It is not 'easiblo , the principal ono being that Speaker Carlisle will bo occupied hero until the cam- lalgn Is almost If not qulto over , A call of the house to-day sticcedcd In Irummlng up 10'J members Just one less ban a quorum. Senator Manderson to-day presented a pc- Itlon signed by a number of citizens of Wash- ngton county. Nebraska , In favor of the bill o amend the Inter-stato commerce law so as .0 prohibit shippers owning their own cars. This would do away with tank cars , cfrlgcrator cars , etc. , which are now owned jy shippers. First Lieutenant Kdwln E. Hnrdln , of the Seventh Infantry , and Second Lieutenant Alfred H. Jackson , of the Ninth cavalry ; judgu advocate ) , have been appointed on a Kcncral court martial to meet at West Point , N. Y. , on next Monday. Dr. H. H. Smith , of Omaha , who has been n Washington for some time , left for his Hiiiio to-night. The Nebraska court bill has become n law. The president attached his signature- it , 'cstordny evening. The senate to-day passed a bill definitely nuking it a crime to send obscene matter through the mails In sealed envelopes or In any other form and all matter or words or > ropositlons or Insinuations are Included. Pniiur S. HUATII. IOWA X13WS. Letting Contracts for the Sioux City Corn Palace. Sioux CITV , la. , August 17. [ Special Tele gram to TIIK Unc.J The first contract for corn for the decoration of the Sioux City corn palace was lot to-day. The contract Is for eighty acres , which will amount to about 'our thousand bushels. More than thirty thousand bushels will bo required. There ins been apprehension that corn would bo .00 late for the palace , but early fields will jo In time. _ Another Rock Island Wreck. HOMKSTCAD , In. , August 17. [ Special to Tin : lieu. ] The second wreck on the Hock Island within the last twenty-four hours oc curred here last night. Four cars of freight train No. 19 left the track on account of a urokcn axle , turning crosswise of the track. It took eight hours to lift the debris to admit the passage of the limited and mail train No. J. No ono was injured. Superstitious train men nro on the lookout for the Inevitable third. Heavy rains have necessitated put ting out nn extra watch on the culverts and bridges to avoid accidents from washouts. A Crop Report. MABON CITV , la. , August 17. [ Special Telegram to Tun I3ii : : . ] G. A. Stearns , gen eral agent of the McCormick'company , has | ust returned from an extensive travel over north and west Iowa , and furnishes the fol lowing crop report : Wheat is a failure. Oats are yielding twenty-four bushels to the iicrp , weighing but twenty pounds to the Imshel. Flax and barley are good ; corn Is excellent. The farmers are feeding but few uogs on account of the cholera scourge. A Sioux City Fire. Sioux CITV , In. , August 17. [ Special Tel egram to Tim Br.i : . ] The planing mill of Cader , Itupert & Co. and its contents was destroyed by llro this morning. Loss , $ S,000 ; insurance , ? 4OJO. Iurned to Death. CIIAIILESTON , W. Vn. , August 17. The boarding house of Summers & Lynch burned this morning nt West Charleston. Simon Wallace , ngcd'thlrty-ono/i nd bis motheri aged fifty-live , were burned to death. A DRUBBING FOR DAVID. Governor Hill Attain Knocked Out by the Administration. SARATOGA , N. Y. , August 17. [ Special Telegram to THE HUE. ] Again David 13. Hill has been made to foci the power of the federal machinery and Cleveland's antipathy. Yesterday Cleveland and his horde of olllco holders drove another nail deep into thu po litical coflln of Governor Hill. For weeks the wire from the executive chamber at Al bany has been working and the governor has been getting his henchmen in line for a clash with the Cleveland forces and awaiting anxiously the call of the state committee. When the chairman summoned the meeting , the governor prepared to test his strencth. It was apparent at the outset that the Hill programme would fall through. The gov ernor wanted the convention hold at Sara toga on September 14 , but the committee decided by a vote of 19 to 15 to hold the con vention on September 13 ut Buffalo. This was a clean knock-down for the administra tion. Nebraska and I own Pc.nsloiiR. WASHINGTON , August 17 , | Special Tele gram to Tins BuR.l Pensions granted Nebraskans - braskans : Original invalid A. Ward , MIra Creek ; Earl U. Sluwson , Dcnton. Uestora- tion and increase George W. Kdkin ( de ceased ) , Homer. Increase Ira Hobinson , Fail-field ; William J. Henderson , Litchlleld. Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid William C. Chcsnoy , Coin : William Lingrcl , Fayotto ; William II. Anploton. Klkport ; John McPherson , Hit-bland ; Patrick Herlcy , Kmmettsburg ; John Foster , Floris ; John AV. Koderick , Wintersot ; Klijah Nation , Os- kuloosa ; Leicester D. Lyon , Fort Madison ; David Underbill , Asliton ; John F. Vuhlcn- berk , Pleasant Grove ; John Sholy , East DCS Moiiies ; William Conclive , Sioux City ; John M. Mitchell , Hubbard. Increase Edgar Bagley , Clinton ; Jobeph V. Delaplane , Tip- ton. Ro Was Too Sensational. nocm-.STEii , Pa. , August 17. [ Special Tel egram to THE Uii : : . ] George B. Hold , u re porter of the Plttsburg Times , was last night excommunicated from the Kochc.itcr UapUst church. Held was connected with n local paper during the church trial of Mrs. L. A. Ilibbard , the complainant In a $100,000 breach of promise suit against Henry C. Fry. sr , , and wrote up the affair in a sensational way. His sins , ns named by the church council , are many , but tha uuchristlanlika manner in which ho handled the church council for its treatment of Mrs. Ilibbard is what brought about the expulsion , Retired From the Turf. NEW Vonit , August 17. [ Special Telegram to TUB HUB. ] The ventures of women on the turf do not pay. Mrs. George L. Lorillard - illard has become convlncod of this after two years fruitless seeking after rich prizes hung up by the various racing associations. The end has conio. All horses that are in train ing that are owned by Mrs. Lori Hard will bo sold on Saturday next nt Monmouth Park. The lady has learned , after n loss of some money , that ingenuity and smartness of a pe culiar order count for something in thcso days upon the turf. Mr. Astor learned it last year and retired. Congressman Scott was taught a bitter lesson after a lobs of $50,000 or more. Yellow Jack on Hoard. WASHINGTON , August 17. Surgeon Gen eral Hamilton has received a telegram from tha assistant surgeon at Fortress Monroe , Va. , saying that ho had quarantined the British ship Athens , seven days from Pen- nacola to Newport News. Ho says a case of yellow fever , with collapse , was found on board , thn patient being too ill for transpor tation. The vessel is being fumigated. Hamilton telegraphed to hold her in quaran tine for further observation. The Fire August 17 , The National Association of Fire Engineers , in ueittlon here , agreed to moot at Kansas City Septem ber 2. The following officers were elected : President , F. L. Stetson , Minneapolis : src- rotary , Henry A. Hills. Cincinnati ; treas urer , A. C. Hendrlck , New Haven , Conn. . V. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS The Bill Rolntiuer to Postal Orimos Pnssocl By the Sonato. A FISHERIES TREATY ORDER. riio HOUHO Again Compelled to All * joiii'ii Alter Several Rnll-CnlU For Want of a Quorum. Sonntc. WASIIIXOTO.V , August 17. In the sonnto to- liiy ii bill amendatory of the net of Juno 18 , S8 ( > , relating to postal crimes was tukcn up , niul lifter being amended so as to roiluco the leuultles , was passed. It ro.vds that all matter otherwise mullublo by law , upon the onvulopo or outsulo coverer orvrap | > ci' of which , or any postal card ipon which any delineations , epithets , terms or language of an Imlccont , lowil , lascivious , obscene , libellous , scurrilous , defamatory of hreuU'iiing character , or calculated by the .crms or niaiiiior or style of display and ob viously intended to rellcet Injuriously llion the character of another , may jo written or printed , or otherwise mprcssed or upp.ireut ; every obsccno lewd or lascivious book , pamphlet , picture , luper , letter , writing , printing or other pub lication of nnlndccont diameter , tire hereby leclarcd to bo non-malliiblo matter , and shall lot bo conveyed iu the malls nor delivered from any poHtofllec. Mr. Chandler travo notice that on Wednes day next Mo would ask the sonnto to take up : ho resolution in regard to the Investigation of the Louisiana election riots , The senate then took up the fishery treaty , the pending question being on the motion submitted yesterday by Mr. Gibson. Mr. Frye asked unanimous consent for an order of the senate that at 1 o'clock each day the debate on the treaty shall proceed , and shall close on Monday next at li o'clock , the rrionds of the treaty having the last two Hours , and that on Tuesday next at li ! o'clock the Dual votes shall bo taken on all amend ments , motions and resolutions of ratification. It was so ordered. Mr. Morgan then proceeded to address the. senate in favor of the ratification of the treaty. After ho had spoken for two hours. Mr. Morgan suggested that the order agreed oa to-day should bo so far modified that the discussion of the treaty shall begin on Mon day at the conclusion of the reading of the lounml. Mr. Call desired to reserve time on Monday Tor action on the Joint resolution in relation to the yellow fovor. Ho was Informed , how ever , that thi-ro would bo a discussion on the loint resolution , and that It would consume considerable time. The senate then adjourned till Monday. llOUHO. , WASiiiJtr.TON" , August 17. In the house to day the senate amendments to the sundry civil appropriation bill were non-concurred In , and a conference ordered. The house than resumed consideration of the resolution as signing certain days for general pension leg islation , the pending question being on a de mand for the previous question. A call of the house showed that there was no quorum present. Further proceedings unuor call were dispensed with , Mr. Paysou of Illinois asked unanimous consent that the hour should bo extended until the resolution was dispensed with , bun n demand for the regular order operated aa an objection. " ' Mr. IJurncs of Missouri moved that the house go into committee of the wliolo on thd deficiency bill , and on division no quorum ? voted. After a number of roll calls the house adjourned. * AN IDAHO HANGING. Alexander Woods Expiates tlio Orlino of Wife- Murder on the Gnllowe. SALT LAKE , Utah , August 17. [ Special Telegram to Tun BIE. ] At Blaokfoot , Idaho , to-day , Alex Woods , a colored barber of Pocatollu , was hung for the murder of his wlfo. The drop took place at U o'clock. His , , pulse beat six minutes. Ha was cut down twelve minutes later and his neck was found , broken. Ho Jerked his feet up and down for some time. His wife was murdered somd two years ago , Jealousy being the cause. Thp execution was sot for some time ago , but he managed to escape , and disguised us an In dian eluded capture for a timo. His crime , which was an especially bloody ono , so aroused the community that the governor of Idaho , to Bavo the delay which would bo oc- ! casioncd by Woods being hold over till an other term of court for rcsontencing , pro claimed a respite till August 17 , oven before ) ho was recaptured , feeling sure that ho would ; bo caught before that time. It turned out that the governor was right. The same gal lows w.is used in the hanging of Frank Wjjl- iams , a Cariboo , Idaho , murderer , July 31 , Woods met death unflinchingly. Ho made 4 short speech saying he had no hard feelingii against any ono. TUB IIA151NG NAVAL CADETS. Their Sentences ol * DlHinisHal Coin- muted By the Pi'CHUloiit. WASHINGTON- , August 17. In the case o | the naval cadets recently tried by a court * martial at Annapolis for hazing , and sen tenced to dismissal , the president has commuted - muted the sentences to confinement of thirtJ days and deprivation of half the annual leave. The president says : "Tho offense ol which the accused are convicted IB an unJ manly and cowardly Joke , which for all rea sons deserves the severest conuoninatlon. It ) has been exceedingly difficult for mo to oon4 aider the applications for dotncney which have been addressed to mo by fridnds of tbri parties under conviction , but lam led to hopq' that If leniency is shown In thcso CUSPS , the punishment which the offenders will still su.fi fer , though less than dismissal , will sufllco for their correction , and as a warning to foU low cadets. I desire it to bo distinctly under * stood that the clemency granted in thcia cases is not to bo considered as u precedent * for future executive Interference , and that ) the severest sentence recommended upoa future corrections will be executed. " Mr. ClarlCKou HprnliiH Ills Ankle. NEW Yoiuc , August 17. J. S. Olarkson of Iowa , vice chairman of the national republl * can executive committee , met with a painful accident on Tuesday night. Ho and Colonel Dudley of Indiana occupy connecting room * at the Everett houso. Thov cot homo JUta and tired and Mr. Clurkson , after he had un dressed , stopped upon a chair in order to qx tingulsh tha gas. The chair tipped and ha was thrown heavily to the floor. Ho was % peed deal bruised and ono of his ankles wu badly sprained , An Embezzling Postmaster 8cntenooI DEADWOOD , Dak. , August 17. [ Special Telegram to TUB HBK. ] John W. O. Whlt , late postmaster at Carbonate , Dak. , who yes tordny plead guilty In the Uuitod Stataa court to the ohargo of embezzlement of post- oftlco funds , was to-day fined t'JT'J and son tunccd to it vo years' hard labor m the terrU toriul penitentiary at Sioux Falls. A Hcrnilt'tt Itlu Ucqueit. PLAIXJIKLO , N. J. , August IT. I3y the will of Frlzco Leo , a rich old hormlt , who died ! near hero last Sunday , the Scotch Baptist church obtains $ ; ' ,00 , < KW. Only $72,000 was divided among a score of relatives. Thera will be a light at law over the matter. Dry Goods Failure In Cauujta , MONTHS * ! . , August 17 , The praj > fieori ot the dry goods ustabllshmant known as "La Syndic.it Canadian , " madq un assignment yesterday with 860,000 lUblUtlei. The syn dicate waioponed in Ut > 2 with a total caplUL of4WO.