Dunkirk Evening Observer, January 25, 1890

Dunkirk Evening Observer

January 25, 1890

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Dunkirk Evening Observer (Newspaper) - January 25, 1890, Dunkirk, New York VOL. XIX. DUNKIRK, N. Y., SATURDAY, JANUARY 1890. NO. 143. REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESSHOUSES OF DUNKIRK. KLXWO MACHINE for ruling A ot blanks u tbe latest audition to Departnwnt ol Dunkirk Printing- Compan nfHASDBB'S and Wood Yard.Ttw Avenue, oppoiite Nickel Plate J: All ol Hard Soft Coal. Su LiibSr Shmgle. and L.th. Correipondeiifle for wLolesale i ex. M. MANN, Practical Plumber, Gas .ua steam Fitter. Special attention Plumbing. Estimate, given TODDiKT CO., Patent Attornoya, 615 Tlh O St., Washington, u.opp r. o. I'ntentOf- iicl R. B8 and S36 Central Are. Artistic Photographer. Instantaneous of wait lor except lor mit riOOE BINDERY-JaMM UVIHO, Pr> K onetor No. Second street, near Bui- IMlUKl, bunklrk. N. Y. Magazines, Mu- I'aini'hlets, etc., bound in all attended to. All work nllBCHEB'S CBOOKKBT HOD8K, 90S Central ATOnne. Wholesale and refadl m Imported and jomesuo China, Qlaanrare, Ac._________ HAS. H. HAKB18, Ml Central Aye. Qea- I) eral iMuranoe. LUe. Accident md BeJore traveUng inoure TOUT lie in tbe old "Travrtem'." Ball Agent nl, neiioaateJ on propertT. HOTKL, Kates, per day. I.iierr and Boarding Stable In connection. Rider, Htand SS7 Idon Mrcet. BARBKB SHOP rider Lake Shore National iUnk, corner Center ami ThirU atreeta. A Oae itock ol foreign and Domartto ulfan. M8 Cantor atnet, ractical bOTM-alioera. Parttoolarattentioa paid to interfering bones. Shoeing oi road si.1 trotting nonei a specialty. D UNKIKK XTKHINQ OBSKKTKR. ljurgMt Daily In tbe County. An nnecinalled adTertiaing medium. DUNKIRK ENOrNKERTNO COMPANY Formerly A Hopple. ManulacturerBOf Engines, Boilera, Pulleys ghalung Bangera. eta VorgiugB Cutingi, and Machine Work to order. 8H1KT CO., 20S, 206 and 207 tf Center street. Manufacturers oi th "Cromwell" and "Dunkirk" perfect flttiii Drew Shirts. On aale in all leading furnishing clothing and dry gooda nouaea in JJonkirk. DW. TOOMKT, iS4 and 136 Lion afreet. Dealer in Flour, reed, .-alt. Baled Hay, Ptioe phatee.etc, i 18T7 inMUX HOTEI. and Dining Saloon, Unlo JCi Depot. Easy access to all traina and bua tneas Beat accommodations tor Com awrelal John J. Murphy, Prop. EHLKB8ACO, W and 99 K. Third street. Fine Furniture, Cabinet Ware and Up bolstering. Picture Frames made to order. TTI D. MATTE8ON CO., 801 Central Are., Leaders of Fashion and Gentlemen Outfitters, [TAKKU. 8TKAM HEATING CO., Jtl Mannlacturers of Steam Heating Apparatus. Sanitary Plumbing a Specialty. TTOBOE STEAM LAUNUBY. our specialties: Fine Shirts, lOo; Collars Jo; (Jnffs, 4c, and Lace Curtains. Free Deli? try. A. W. Gummings, 2U7 Center street. II K. OEHM, E. Third at., cor. ol Buffalo and dealer in Fine A Shoes, HENBT WKtLJER'8 NEW STORE, 103 E Third St. Books, Stationery, Musical In audWoeldy Papers and oTerythmg pertaining to a flret clus book Schooi Books a specialty. JOB PRINTING of every description and a lowest living rates by Dunkirk Printing Company, 8 and 10 E. Second St.) JH. VAN BDKKN SON, Fire. Life Accident and Qoueval Deal on in Beat Estate and Loam. Particular attention paid to the care of property collect- lag rents 219 Center St., ind noor. ac PHABMAOT, 300 Central Avenue Headquarters for Wall Faints, Oils, PERKINS, J. W., Center street. Manufacturer and dealer in Harness, Saddles, Undies. Collars, Buffalo Kobes Home Covers. and Sleigh Kobes. T.W.Murray, Hfl Lion street. A specialty made of Sanitary Plumbinj team and tiaa Fitting. Workmanship guar- nteed. T> 8OHOLTES, L 17 East Third street, fashionable Tailor. Gentlemen will find it to their advantage to eall on me before porchaain, elsewhere. IB. CABT CO., MS Lien street JL 33S Lien street General Lead.OUi.Palnter' Supplies, Oil Cloths, Granite Ware. A special SherwmWilllmms Paint and nge. Xittal CLING, such as blank-books, ledgers, anc -Jl kinds ol blanks done at Dunkirk Printing Company, 8 and 10 E. Second St. UDOLPH MOLDENHAUER, Cor. Third and Buffalo Su., R Dealer in Granite, Marble, Flagging an Building Stone. Call on me before burin yonr R T and 9 Bwt Vront itreek Whisky, Winea, Liquor Store for Family Uu. XV Lion near tbe depot. Boarding, Sale, reed and Livery Stable Stabling by tbe day or week on reaaonaUe J. w, 1M Genlai itreei. Dealer in Mtuical and Sewing Machines. We make'a ipecialtyof Brit olaa of Pianos and Tarrand 0AM J. OIFFORD, Kl Central Aft. (TJ V Insurance and Seal Beta Agent. Fire, Life, Accident, and Live Stock liuurance. Promnt to rp O. JOMM, -l_. 75 B. Third it, cor. Deer. BzeeJfJor Meat Market. Fresh, Salt Smoked Lard; Oyilen PROFESSIONAL. T. KOLl'H, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, nice over Lyuirs Drugstore. Arenup Telephone No. u. Calls may be left at Lyon's. PEC1AL. ANNOUNCEMENT active representative for the Hanfortl Life and Annmly Co in in every town HI Cliaulauqun'Oo. upcnor plan. Chsap nttes. Ubcrarierin. ddress EVKRKTT SHKINO. o'clock last night at the double residence of Messrs. Michael Bowers aud John Marriot, at the corner of Wall and Noble alleys. Jt was caused by an ac- cumulation ol' natural gas in the cellar. Tho gas became ignited m some unknown manner and exploded with terriiic force, wrecking the building and tilling the air with debris, Mrs. Harriot was blown out of the house and a limn immed fioulduig, ho wus standing near structure, was blown across the 5. Harriot was carried across the street and into the residence of William James, a bookkeeper for the flnn of (Jlock Beck. Dr. WisMiiger, a prominent physician, was called to attend her mjunss. The house whei e the injured lady lay soon crowded with jieople attracted by tho accident, and it was necessary to close the dixirs that no more might entci. Little knew those scores of spectators huddled areund tho sufferer that they were standing on a death trap, which was then on the verge of currying them into eternity. A TKRIUBLB UPHEAVAL. Suddenly the air was rent by a thunderous explosion which mado the earth quake and filled the air with flying timbers, bricks and debris of all kinds. Darkness ensued and tl on a death-like stillness reigned for a few moments. It broken by shrieks and death groans. Tho house in which lay the powerless form of Mi's. Marriot had IKK-U blown to atoms ar-i occupants buried Iw- neatlt the wrock. Hundreds of sepetators who lined the sidewalks were knocked violently down by the shock aud laid powerless. Then, to cap the climax, a team of spirited horses attached to one of the fire department ladder tmcks iKx-ame frenzied by the explosion and dashed into the crowd. They ran over and injured scores of A little baby was knocked from its mother's arm, and falling beneath the merciless wiieuls of the vehicle was, crushed to duatn. OUT THE VICTIMS. Ah soon ns the maddened steeds had disap- peared m tho darkness many of tho specta- tors and firomen wLo Lad been uninjured by either of the explosions turned their atten- tion to digging out the persons buried be- neath the ruins of the house Guided by the cries arid moans of the mangled anil dying, men groped in tha darkness, pulling out a dead body hern, a mangled, yet living, foi'm there, aud conveying them to resting places. Oroups of men, women and children gathered around the prostrate forms, and blood-curd- ling shrieks made the awt'ul scene more re- volting, as friends recognized friends injured or dead, parents found their mutilated chil- dren and vice versa. It required several hours to remove all the dead and injured from the ruins, and it is not yet known who or how many are the victims. NAMES OF KILLED AND INJURED. Following is a list of killed and wounded as far as ascertained: Killed: CHARLKS BKOIIT. MRS. JOHN MAIUIIOT. Infant son of Charles Berry. jAMErf SEYMOUR. Colored boy. An unknown white man. An unknown baby. Injured: DR. T. K. WlbHfNGsn, badly and probably fatally burned and bruised. HKRIUAN BAKER, badly burned. DANIEL CIIMUIY, burned painfully. CHAHLKH WOODRUFF, cut and bruised, serious. MRS. Fft.i.Y, burned and injured intern- ally, probably fatally. PATRICK SUISKIE, cut on the head. AARON BEENSE, cut on the face and head. gashos on the head aud internal injuries. CHARLKS LOWHEY, burned and bniised. ALBERT T ICKLIDER, bruised and cut. -----BRADY, burned and cut. EDWARD VIKMBK, cut and bumod. WOLF, burned. Miss BKI.LR SMITH, badly hurt. MRH. CORN, badlv burned. PETKR MAIUIIOT, terribly burned about shoulders and neck. TOM DOYLE, hands burnd partly off. MARSHAL KiLnoriiNK, horrible injuries on the neck and head WILLIAM BRADY, probably fatally suffo- cated. WILLIAM JAMES, hands and face roasted; will die. MRS, WILLIAM JAMES, badly cut and bruised. BLANKINOKH, horribly burned and cut. ELMKR HATES, leg broken. MEMILIUER, severely burned and PET MOKIUT, a 10-year-old girl, seriously burned about the body BENJAMIN MORGAN, badly injured intern- ally by being knocked down by the hose cart. Ho is, a delegate to the miners' convention from Shawnee, 111 THEOIKJKE Soi'Tixu, broken by the hose cai t. 'loM DOYLE, hands terribly burned. POLK'K Oi'FtC'KH LY.vsKY, badly injured by the falling of the house. Many others were badly injured, but weru carried away by friends and their names cannot be learned. Tbe houses for several blocks around tho scene of the explosion have been made into hospitals, where many are being cured for. Kiss Belle Smith, who wa.s badly injured, had gone into the doomed house just prior to the explosion. Her face was badly bruised and her body cut. ft is thought she will recover. Pefc-r Marriot, a lamp lighter, occupied one of anadjoininglic.uso u Uich was wrecked. He has four children and all of them were badly injured. Another part of the same house was occupied by n widow who disap- peared when the explosion occurred and can- not be found. Archie McNeill had his leg broken and was otherwise badly bruised. Tbe saddest case was that of Ed. Pfeifer. He was struck by the falling timbers and was terribly cut about the head. He became a raving maniac. Half a dozen persons are still unaccounted for, among them the Widow Tull and her son who occupied part of the first house wrecked. >o Revolution In Costa Rica. WASHINGTON, Jan. published re- ports that a revolution had broken out in Costa Rica is denied by representatives of that country in Washington. Cable dis- patches, they say, in support of this denial, recently received here by the diplomatic rep resentatives of Costa Rica mode no mentioi whatever of >fae alleged revolution. WEEKLY REVIEW Cf TRADE. Rutlurag Picking Cp In Many Directions. Cold Weather Welcomed. KKW YORK, Jaa R. G. Dun ft Cc.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: "Business baq a Jec-idedJy favorable appearance. Colder weather has brought a general increase of activity and improvement n collections. Heavy disbursements by the .reasury for bonds have brought easier money markets, and several troublesome labor con- troversies have been adjusted. The prevail- ing sickness, though wriouBlT Interrupting trade and industry in many quarters, is dis- tinctly abating ut the Speculation IK restricted and moderate in volume, while the payments through banks show a steady increase over last year's nxvrd, compara- tively small at the chief cities, but oxi-ceding 1'J per cent at other points. A OHATIFYIBO RErORT. "Tlie offi.'ial statement of the iron and steel -srwiation is particularly gratifying, it shows that, coutrary to the imiiren- -.1011, the unsold iti hamta of malcei-R and the warrant did not increase riiiK but actually decreaxed KvWO tons. The piuluction was tons, m tho previous year. Add- ing the total of pig iron iii tins ccmntrv will probably prove to have been about 7, in A gain ol more than a million tons in a yt'nr OVIT tho largest iviiMumption evor pre- viously known fairly explains advancing jinres in the fare of unpi'ocedented proJuu- tiou. "The production In Hreat Britain wa? Inns, mid thn consumptinn, after al- lowance for about HOO.WK) tons docroase in stocks nnd 1 tons pxported, waa about tons The American nuirket this neck, however, shows some signs of weak- neHS. The recent production, it is to be nieniliered, hns bixjn at the rate of nearly tons, and the Philadelphia market for pig is more irregular, with some oilers of No. I at S1H.50. linr iron H dull and less tirm; plates and nails are dull, and while two Pennsylvania mills have marked up steel rails to others still sell at Sales for have been tons, anil last year's shipments frnm mills were against in IHsa IMI'HOVICZirENT IN THE WOOL "The woolen business has been a little Im- proved for all grades the colder weather, and is fairly active for cheaper cashmeres and worsteds, with some gain in hearier woolens. But sales are still narrow and cautious; and concessions arc noted in territory wool at Boston, where total sales were but pounds. Better orders for spring clothing Hrp observed at 1'hiladelpliia, but in general the trade needs genuine and prolonged winter weathor. DISTURBANCE IN "Cotton goods move fairly active nt firm pricos, hut the rise in material begins to cause some disturbance. The speculation in cotton has marked up the price half a cent, wilh Bales for the week of bales, and recfiptH for the week slightly fall behind, while exixtrts slightly exceed last year's. The and shoe trade is rather better and onlei-s for several months ahead are reported at Boston, isith more buying of leather while hides remain low and show no improvement. The trade ill ruWwr goods is moderate. Lumber and building mnterials are in steady iteniHiul. The coal trado is made more cheer- ful by cold weather, but the unprecedented accumulation of stock will probably forca another suspension of production, as storage is exhaused, and cars out of in the business are said to be on side tracks Ion-led. "In tho minor metals no material change ia though copper and tin aro a shade lower. MISf ELLANEOTTH BIEPORTS. "The grain speculation halts and with aales of only bushels, wheat is three- lower, with corn an eighth lower for tho week at H8 cents, the sales having been bushels. Oats have risen cents, anil pork products are a little stronger, while oil has advanced a cent. Raw sugar is un- changed, but crubhed an eighth lower. Ex- cept in cotton, the speculative markets show no unhealthy activity, though money here has been decidedly easier. The largo bond pur- chases of last week explain the decrease of in cash held by the treasury and the rate for money on call has declined to per cent. Foreign exchange is also a sharle lower at and increasing gold re- serves at the banks of England and France give move confidence. In foreign trade, also, some improvement is observed in exports at New York, which fall only 6 per oent. below last year's for January thus far, while tke de- crease in imports is 17 per cent But the ex- ports of wheat have been decidedly small since tho recent rise, and flour shipments are hght, while even corn exports appear to fall behind those of last year. IU INTERIOR OITISS. "Reports from other cities aro generally more satisfactory this week, though St. Louis iinds the weather and the prevailing sickness a drawlwck an J delay in delivering manufactured gixnis, on account of sickness imong hands, causes complaint at the East, But most reports note improvement in the weather and in trade, and at Chicago grain receipts double last year's and there are nnd provisions. At Pittsburp mills arc busy niul higher prices are expected. "Money is iu ample supply at Chicago, but stringc-ut at St. Puul. There is much complaint of tardy collections nnd especial improvement is noted at Kansas C'ty and Detroit, but tardiness is still seen in pitpcr and shoe trades at Philadelphia Tho general improvement is reflected in higher prices for stocks, which have advanced during the week nearly half a dollar per share, and railroad traffic and earnings con- tinue to show large gains over last year, Business failures during the last seven days number for the United States 295, for Canada 43, total SIS, compared with 388 last week. For the corresponding week last year the were 310." Attempted Murder and Suicide. CANANDAKJUA, N. Y., Jon. Abram KKscr, a German farmer living a few miles north of this village, attempted to kill his wife and cut bus throat with a razor Thurs- day night, while mentally deranged. A few years one of his sous, a promising boy of committed suicide. The old man had bnKuled over that of late, and during the past year had been harrassed by business troubles. Mrs. Risser is sister of Mrs. Jacob Neu, whose tragic death at the hands of her husband, who afterwards committed suicide, caused a great sensation in Canao- daigua several years ago. Tbe latest report, is that the old man is alive and likely to re- Mr. Fool a Vurdlct. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Jim. tno suit of Junes Pool against the Vacuum Oil company the jury awarded a verdict ef to the plaintiff. Pool's mill was completely de- stroyed by an explosion of naphtha that through carelessness on t part of the com- pany, it was claimed, talked into the city sewers about two yeare This la one of the several suits for amounts growing out of the explosion. TO T1IK NAVY1, MR. HALE'8 BILL FAVORABLY PORTED TO THE SENATE. RE- It U Refomiuruded That 327 VttKieU CousHlucted at Co.t or U23 A List oi the Slllpi Bar In the Cuntotui Ad- miiilltrutlvo Uill. WASHINOTOS, Jan, The senate com- mittee ou naval affairs et its meeting yester- day ordered a favorable on rieimtor Hale's bill tor the increase of tho navnl estub- lisluuent. The committco considered and approved of the recommendations of the pol- icy hoard or the navy, which are as follows: That there Bhull Im 10 lirst-class battleships, 10.IXX) tons, to cost :i tirst-class battle ships, tons, II, (100: H first-class battle ships, limited ord- iKV, 12 second-class battle ships, limited ordnance. tons, third-class battle ships, limited ordniuioe, tons, C harbor defense monitors, :l, tons, 000; 1 cniis-iiijj monitor, 11 rams, tons, 9 thin armed cruisei-s, tons, 4 Brat class protected cniiscis, tons, 10 fil-st class tons, IX) seace. Mr. Carlisle of KViiturky thought that the amendment did not sti iko at the fraudulent importer, but at the honest inlpoi-U'r. A fraudulent importer wanted to go into court. The amemlm.-nt was an indirect pro- vision that no honest goodh should be allowed to appeal to Hie courts for the cor- rection of any wrong. Jwiiu; to tho crowded dockets of the courts a decision in an case might not bo rendered for three or four years. If, in the meantime, the goods wore required to be kept in bond it would work a hardship on the importer. The remedy was for congress to make tho statutes plain and simple, so that the officers of tho government might have no didiculty m construing them and the courts might bo nmru diligent in the trial of import Mr. Lafollete of Wisconsin, offered an amendment to the umun.lmeut providing that perishable goals may be withdrawn pending litigation. Thi, was agi-eed to, but the Bayne amendment as amended was de- feated. Mr. Breckenridgo of Kentucky substituted an amendment the effect of which is to give thocireuit court the right to determine ques- tions of fact us well as questions at law, and pleaded for the right of every citizen to have his case tried before a jury of his peers. Mr. Cbipman of Michigan favored this amendment, but after further discussion the amendment was rejected. Mr. Carlisle offered a substitute for tha whole section, proposing to allow the courts to determine questions of fact as well as law. This was reje-jted. Some further progress was made with the bill, when the committee rose and the house at adjourned, Br. Petera Imported A 11 re. ZAN-ZIBAK, Jan. It is reported that Dr. Peters has arrived at Subakl THfi NON-ELECT DISSATISFIED. A Prrfbj terlun PuKtur Konml Itiveriioll Cuiirertluic NEW YIIIIK, .Inn Tho reunion of the conftftMoii of I'nitli furthiM1 by the Ni'w York 1'roliytery yfitcnliiv. PmfeH-wUnjtKsof'llie" Union ThmlnKicnl M'mmnrjr said: The ask for llirwi things; thev propose to blot out live points now in the confession, naiflely, rcproliation, damnation of infants, damnalion of the en- tire heathen world, Roman Catholics nio idolatons ami I lie pupa Is nnti Christ. Aro these I'ssontiul to tha confession of fnithf I fcay nut. They only stumbling blocks. I beliuve in icprobation, but it does not belong to the essence of inism. We pre- vent tlieso hcholnslk' Calviiiisis in Western I'ennsyUania, he turM, from holding the whip over our young mon, and proventing their entry to the mmislry Rev Ceorge L. Shearer, many m- in the yciirsof tlicpn'Hch- iiiR of tli- ulcl to -Jiow thut the i-huiTh Ituii fully 100 jier cent. "Tho proposed he said, "takes out of Calvinism some of its points." Young men, he thought. should willing to come in as it was and not ask to it changed. Rev. Dr. (iim-go Alfcnnder of the Uni- versity Flaco church spoke in favor of the pl-oposed change. Kev. AVillmin M. Smith sairl uhili- he was pastor of a Cleveland church he holding during the wiuUM- for young men, at which but lew young men were present. On inquir} ho found that Col, [ngei-soll was in town "1 wont down to the oiKM'ii lioM'.u one evening after my meeting was mot- mid there sat the larger part of tho voiing ini'ii the new league it could not jpejHuildy give Uie schedule in detail until the meeting in thit city of the general of the Players' luaRtie, which would occur March that the committee hail by .uiiiimmouH con- sent- concluded I lip folio wing: The season will open Monday, April -M.and closn Saturday, 4. Kach cnib will play I4U KHint'H. Without regard to dates tlw ousluru clulw will OIHMI with tho East nnd tho wosU.rn with the AVost and play until May 13. After that data the western clubs will go Kant aud piny tin-clnlM of that auction from May 14 till the inclusive, giving ttie eoxtorn cliiln Decoration day. While they would not ad- mit it, will play two (ra'uiM that day with the Now York club. It has Uicn arranged to pit the' clubs of I'ltUburg; in two gaiium euch oluer Umt day. Al'Uir UBcorntiou day the euntern meet the eastern and the wonUjni clulw tins wtwtern ngiiin from June 'J to 18. The eastern clubs then RO and play the want- ern cluUs from Juno to Jiily 5 inclusive, in- ulu'liiiR two gnmoH in Uia towns July 1. The wmu-m Uien go oast, playing from July 7 to July At this juncture the eafctom clulw go west and play from July M to August -I. The eastwa ultibs then meet each other again as do the wwtern, from Aug. i! Aug. 19. The wantern clnbs follow this up by playing the eastern olulis from Aug. to Sept. a, 1 Bailor day, with two games. Again the Kast meets the Kast and the West the West from Rapt. 4 to IT. Tlie swisoii winds up with tho clulw com- ing west to llnish up tho miupn from Hept III to Oct. 4. roNt'KAI.IN'O Tim VTRAR POINTS. Concerning this si-he, hi le Hocretnry Brnn- nell said: "It was our dexinfto each club met, lull Cliuiruian John M. Ward objectwl. He based his objeclioiw on tliu Krouiids that to do no would be simply to lurnihli the Nntlonal league an to discern our weak jwinta, and as a conse- quence derive Ihinctlts therefrom. We nt, onai saw the wimloni of hij idiut and by unan- imous consent concurred in a resolution Ui defer its adoption until our meeting, which occurs in I'itlsburg, March II. Thto in the most Mitisfiictory schedule pioducod iu tlw United States. Buffalo and Clevelanil, who wero not, reprasentivl owing to th United tug winch wont down the river to meet the balk Jennie Hnrknuw found her at New- i-ant la. The deputy nmrnhals at boarded the bark and took itiLo custody ten Tho men are chargnl with Betting flre to a nunilx-rof in the harlior of Manila. The fuiuiiHcil are Osier Hobston, Horique Uonzaks, William Shea, John Han- son, John Hkaland, Peter Iiidebugstoii, Will- iam 31ale, L. L'arisson, C. J. Jolmnon and Charles Lax. Hobston is reported to be a desperado and was put in iromi. ERIE STORE Stylish Fact; Veiling. Mufflers. Scarfs. Cashmere and Woolen (iloves for gentlemen and children. Mittens. Fine heavy Woolen Hosiery for lud'u's, and children. Fur MuftVand Capes. Warm heavy Llnderflannela for ladies, gentlemen and children. Cloaks, Wraps and Jackets for leas than IIA.LV I-RIOK. Infants' Mittens and Sacquua (Gilds' Plush Cloaks. Shetland Squares. Fascinators, ERIE STORE BARGAINS IN-CUSTOM CLOTHING. REGULAR PRICE BUSINESS SUITS 1 AND UPWARD. OVERCOATS! AT 20 PER CENT. TROUSERS! and UPWA1W-. The Blockade Still On. SAN PKANOIHCO, Jan The blockade on the Central Pacillc remains unbroken and snow is still falling in the mountains. The storm is the greatest known since the road was built. Many mountain and valley streams in Nortlram California are Kwulleu, and the tSaeramonto river is rising so rapidly thut another flood is feared. Several ava- lanches are reported in tbe fttakiyou nioun tains, adding to the blockade there. A Bungling Kncotlon. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. Brax- ton. colored, was hanged here yesterday for tbe murder of Lewis Pugh, an aged farmer of this county, May. Tlie drop fell prematurely, and Deputy Sheriff Chariot Parker fell with Brarton and wan painfully hurt by contact with the iron flooring. Brax ton died of strangulation. Special Election Ordered. ALBANY, Jan. Hill has or- dered a special election for member of assem- bly in the Second district of Monroe, to be held Feb. 18, to fill the vacancy caused by tlu death of P. A. Sullivan. SpanUh SvlTrmff Bill. MADRID, Jan. a vote of 4! to 31 the chamber of deputies pained a bill grant- ing the right of suffrage to all male of birth of and above the age of 30 Their goud until Feli'y. Kth. E. A. SALYER, AVENITK. SCANDAL IN O3WEOO. An Eitrrmely Dlroree Now on Trial. OSWKOO, N. Y., Jan. dlrorce suit of Edgar Front agBinnt bin wife, Mary J. Frost, now on trial here In Church- ill'e .-ourt, promises to be one of the mart sensational ever tried in Northern New York, and one which, owing to high social standing ft the a great deal of attention. The plaintiff b a member of the flnn of Front for- warders and owners of a large number of canal Mm. Frort the daughter of William Rico, prominent and rich commlR- Rion merchant. She is a handsome brunette, tall and stately, and before her marriage, ten yean agn, was a retiring belle In the bent circle of Oswego aodaty. For three years after their marriage Mr. Front says he lived a happy life. Every wish of his wife was g ratified and they lived In good style. About that time a young commercial traveler named Frank W. Thorp made the acquaintance of Mrs. Frort and it Is alleged by her huxband an illegal intimacy sprang up between the two wfalcb lotted nearly seven yean before he found It out. Frost also chargea tturt bin wife bae bean Intimate with Including a young doi-tor. Front all tfceM allegitioiu and aetK up a prom Illwt of Inhuman Creetment. Nhe chargm her husband with having been Intimate with hired girls, and to having lavished his and money upon'a pretty little widow named CuTto MJddletoo, hose parents live a (hart dbtraee eonth. of this city. More than' 100 witoewB haie been sidipoenaed, a number of whom have left tbe state and for whom hart U-en lamed. Mloekvd. POHTLAMD, Ore., Jan. 25. Union rV .-ili.: U again blockaded. coming are blocked beyond Green rirer and east at Pendleton. It bu been tnow- aiji heavily here for twentr-four boon. For Finest Wall Paper call at Monroe' JMEW'SFAFERi ;