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   Daily Era, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1886, Bradford, Pennsylvania                               K jBAtfFORD jpBOTLSWU If Pa. in Oak Hill cemetery. AND NIGHT. THE DAILY ERA D. F. MORRIS. O. J. LAKE. LANE ERTAKEBS Call and Examine our Stock. NO. 4 J PA. Day and Night. IX SLAUGHTER. _________ __ ._ .________________________________________________-.-i-f .IJ------------ M'KEAJJT SATURDAY APRIL 1886. NO. 155 Unarmed People Persons. t.'-. SCEiNES. Throusli the City by IbrTUeirBlootl. FIRED. Several KnUroaii jfrtble to Ouarrt Property. Subdued tho Thirst for the Craven dispatch to TUB i April 9.-An unprovoked vast dimensions has been started in St. Louis by a body of drunken dep- teriffa armed with Winchester iotoft peaceable scjnad of spectators. HO and one woman were instantly ind a large number were rildeat rumors are flying about and itry difficult to get details. The was done at the Louisville rille depot. The fight is said to bo ing in other parts of the but itb firearms. shooting in East St. Iionis occurred Upon ihe H road way crossing Nashville railroad nnd npitn the bridge over Cahokia tliure were congregated Home 200 mostly younjx and passing adfroonthu bridge were women and Some jeering attracted the at- of one of tbe men -working for tho rille Nashville mil road nnd he 4revolver and firei'l inio the crowd i man standing on the bridge and body foil into the iiufnre could break two depulyat'erifft were bridge ami one weixed the lirat man bed. Tho man to break when the otuur df.puly rushing up pintol at tho mim'H breast aud Iff dead. By this ten mea It i red for guards by the rnil- woro all arniucl with Wiu- iho tracks from tho advancing upon tho crowd fired blank into it. Kivo men aud fell dead. The woman alony on her from Tho crowd scampered and lull directions. A few moments later MQ who did the shooting started over bridge toward St. jjonis. Mayor Joyce crowd of police and attempted mttbeiu when a running tight totiug to the custeru cud of the One snid to he a watchman was the tbennord threw their uaug into tho fled to St. Lou 14. ttxciUiiunnt iy isgbigbiuid there is no tolling when i trouble will occnr. Jt is snid the popnlation of Kast St. fiouis is will avenge tbe dead in a ling way. basbeon in further blood up to this hour in KnsL St. Louis. aUat General Vanco succeeded in hold- tbtntited crowd of strikers iu check tbey gathered with arms. The who gave the order to Mis was overtaken in the ra- the bridge and kicked to death body filled with bullets from revolvers. The men who started firing into tho crowd were fpwto hired by the Louisville Grille Railroad. DASTARDLY WORK. Attnuk by Deputy MurslmlK With Winchesters. United ST. April '.reign of bloodshed baa been inaugurated although serious results were not foiyfew were prepared for tbe terrible manner in which For several dnya past tho deroou- tbrt were made on tbe part of the the fact that the freight houses of tbe railroad companies were with hired deputy con- more cool-headed that nothing miracto would prevent a bloody after appeal was sent to Gov- for military but Sheriff Ropiequet apparently ex- hia endeavor to his wee that was necessary. Yea- men but sto only aUocn remaining. They were not for the contingency that arise and the sheriff says part of the strikers to gain access to thn yards. Mayor Joyce called on the sheriff this morning -with a view of prevailing on him to summon enough men to every street in the city acd especially tbe streets on the so that teamsters who desired to go to work might be able to do so -without being interfered with The sheriff did not take kindly to the scheme. He said he was tired of the whole business and did not intend to do any more than he was doing at present. About o'clock a crowd consisting of from 100 to 150 mostly were gathered at the east end of the bridge near the Louisville Nashville railroad track. They were watching the operations of a Louisville Nashville switch engine and as it passed and repassed jeered the engineer and crew that was attending to the switching. Opprobious epithets were also but were not noticed by tho switching crew. This continued for some the strikers seeming to become more and more excited. Watching this scene were five deputy two of whom were armed with Winchester rifles aod thice with heavy navy revolvers. They were standing ou the Louisville Nashville trestle about twenty feefc from Cahokia bridge. Tbey nervously watched the action of the crowd and finally rushed for- ward. They were joined by about tea other deputies and. losing entire control over tired promiscuously right and left. Tbe scene that followed was appalling. The crowd broke and ran iu all uttering maledictions us tbey retreated. Curses deep aud loud mingled with the groans of the wounded and dying and the piercing cry of a womau wus hoard above the din. Notwithstanding that tho strikers were iu full retreat the deputies pursued them in tho direction of the shooting while iu progress. At loast J50 to 200 shots were fired. Two men fell ia tracks on tho while ooe man was seen to topple ovwr into Cahokia creek. A cry of horror arose from the witnesses of this dastardly outrage and every one in the vicinity hastened to put u brick wall between themselves and the leaden mes- sengers of death. But this was uot enough. Tho holocaust of blood tluu had brought terror aud misery into half a doacn homes was not yet satisfied. After the brief but bloody struggle on tho .narrow trestle bridge over the CAhokin the deputy sheriff's apparently terrified at the deadly havoc they had committed turned westward and retreated precipitately towards tbe bridge. Armed with their deadly Winchesters and still occasionally firing they hurried toward tho big iucliue fiud had almost reached the cast end bridge house when they were overtaken by Mayor Oilicev Doud and T. A. Canty. Mayor Joyce at ouco ordered the mea to return to the Louisville Nashville yards. no uso in said one of the deputies. bo lynched uu danger of Joyc answered. want you men to return and I promise you adequate Tho deputies atiJl refused and Mayor Joyoo turning to Canty I want you to go Imck io town nod order overy inaa on fie force to report ou the bridge for Canty started to return aud Mayor Joyce and Officer Doud remained on the bridge with the strikers. leading tho deputies obstinate aud unwilling under any consideration to return over the Mayor Joyce finally declared that io view of tho conflict that had occurred in tbe Louisville Nashville it was neces- sary I'or him to arrest the leaders the posse and au attempt was made to take two of the men into custody. This led to a iu the beat of which Joyce and Doud started down tbe incline with two of the deputies. They had gone less than a hundred yards wbt-u the as if by a blind impulse and with no apparent cause except in the hope of the mayor aud the began firing. There were several people on the bridge coming up at the time. Tbey wure not but pedestrians crossing over. Tho firing lasted but a there but a sin- gle but when tho smoko cleared away a man lay stretched apparently life- less ou tho foot-walk. In au incredibly short space of limo a crowd the prostrate man was carried into the bridge wheu be was found not to be dead but dying.' A bullet bad gone through his abdomen and while he breathed life ebbed rapidly away. He was unable to but he was recognized as 0. K. of California When the deputies h'id completed their second rouderous assault they turned tail and hanging together for protection slunk like poltroons across the bridge toward St. Louis. Tbe dillerenli eye wituesses ol the trag- edy all agreo thai the attack on the strikers was most dastardly and entirely unprovoked. They all assert that it is the natural consequence of pulling Win- chesters iu the hands of inexperienced mon who hiwc never before smelled powder aud who would be frightened at their shadow. OtUccr Ed. Maboney. who saw the sain tbe strikers did nothing to provoke it. Tbe deputies opened fire before tbe strikers had any opportunity to make a hostile move. As is usual iu similar oases tbe innocent sufl'ered mast. There was only one striker among the wounded. The huly who was shot was Mrs. Josopb Pfeifler. She was hit iu the back and cannot live. Tho two men who fell on the bridge were takeo to Fischer's drag store hut they were beyond medical skill. Tho occurrence is proiinunced by all who witnessed it as ft cow- ardly murder. Kiol would be a misnomer iu this case. The names of'the uieu killed and mor- the approach to the bridge. The other Deputies escaped unharmed. t As soon as it was learned that the depu- ties were escaping from the freight men insane with anger and barst iu tbe doors and searched the bouse thoroughly. They secnred some Winches- ter rifles and with others who had shot guns searched tbe freight cars and the yards of the Louisville Nashville care- fully for stray deputies. It was a regular rabbit hunt and it would have been instant death to any deputy found by the to provide them with tally wounded Pat Wabash aer.tion. not a Oscar be promised. The failure ot their own men in asdcpuly sheriff Ml well armed with Win- aieans of protection was the managers of the 'illo and the other roads Eighteen of Chicago seventeen and the rbom car- In possibility of a mob Wednesday ajraia entering duties guarded Ohio Mississippi tracks I.V-. not a Oscar a not a John coal not a Major a rolling mill shot in the head and shoulder and will probably Mrs. shot in the mortally C. E. St. mortally wounded. Some of the deputies who failed to make couueotiou with the frightened who rushed pell mell over the took ref- chased by the in the freight warehouse and offices of the L. N. and barred all the doors. The warehouse was surrounded by au juimeu-o crowd hooted aud yelled and urged Ihs men to attack the stronghold and drive the' depu- ties out. Men went among the crowds urging others to procure arms aud shoot all the deputies tbey could find. Some of the watching their slipped out and worked their way the freight cars unobserved. They leffc their gnus behind them in tbe freight house aud Louisville Nash- ville freight car was backed down alongside tho platform and look away the others to a place safety. Two were sighted by the strikers who had procured arms and were chased under the Oae ol' them was caught front of Toney's on tho and was beaten to with Win- death by the mob. Another waareported on tbe I to have been shot aa he was escaping under from stationed freight house formed of Wricade were got one of the said a young man who seemed to be a ''we caught him and two others on tbe Ohio Mississippi walk on the island. There were five of us and we called oa them to halt which they refused to do. We fired and one of them fell. He's lying dead on the walk up there now. The other two got but we'll get them all to- night. These fellows won't have guns in their bands all the time. Five of us killed that fellow. They were on their way to tbe Ohio Mississippi freight house to take refuye in it when we canght STORMY SCENES. Kuight of An Appual to the Tjabof To Ouietly Dltiptrse. About hall1 an hour after the fight on Broadway an angry mob gathered in the square between the city hall and the police station. A miiu named who formerly ran 11 variety dive and at present follows no other occupation than gambling for a was the centre of a wild- pale-faced who loudly cheered every incendiary statement that he uttered. He urged the men to uang and kill and was in the midst of au appeal to the crowd to follow him to the 0. M. depot to hunt for deputy wheu Johu AI. the one-armed member ot the general executive Knights of Martin O'Neill and Knight oi' Labor Brown arrived apon the scene from St. Louis. Mr. who tra-vels with the general board in the capacity of Knights of Labor orator and mounted the stairs leading to the police station and yelled at the mob for but the infuriated men answered him the and other remarks of the same character. Mr. who was standing at Brown's turned to a prominent Knight of Labor and asked him to introduce Mr. Brown to the mob as the representative of the general executive committee. The man replied in a frightened lilf I do they will hang Brown turned on him aa quick as a flash and if you don't they ought to haug Then he turned to the mob which kept up the cry to hang and burn and began an impassioned appeal for law and and by the sheer force of his terrible earnestness riveted the attention of the crowd for a few minutes at a time when they would break away the spell of his eloquence and take up their revolu- tionary yells. He and for God's sake keep quiet. I implore you iu the naino of in the name of the great order of the Knights of in tho name of every both of the order and your restrain yourselves and do no violence. Remember that you are our sworn brothers. Do not forget that you are Knights and that you are pledged to obey the of the order and the com- mands of your At this point tbe broke why don't you talk for Jay Gould and be done with They shot our men down io cold blood aud you ask us to be quiet. I say hang bang The crowd look up tho words aud re- peated ringing tbe changes OD kill aud Brown pointed his finger at Dwyer and asked you a Knight of Dwyer dodged the question and yelled the ''Are you a Knight of I said Brown. answered am with them iu you can kuew that you were not a said Brown. knew that no Knight would talk aa you do. T. appeal to you be calm and disperse to your homes. It' you will not obey onr laws re- member you are that you are no longer Knights of Labor. Brothers I beg of you please do nothing The speaker fairly quivered with earnestness and excitement as he supplicated the mob to obey tbe laws. what will the Knighls of the country think of you V whal will tha whole world think of our great Don't forget how hard we havo worked to build up our organization. do not tear it down in ruins by one rash act. All men who incite you to strife are not true .Knights of Labor. Tluvy are worse than the detectives of the railroad who are trying to hunt you down. Shun them. Shnu as you would a While Brown wasspeakingCoramilteemau Hayes walked excitedly up aud down tho exclaiming iu a despairing man- my God my God I wish this had not His eyes were he was almost and when ho addressed the afler Brown's his emotions choked him several limes and be was obliged to pause for utterance. Hayes' speech was of the sauio tenor as as was also that of Martin who followed Hayes. Casper who had arrived iu the was busy among the crowd trying upon the more excited individuals the arguments which the comniilteemeu were nrging from the platform. After ft while be was joined by Messrs. McKeon and Bailey. After a lime tbe temper of the mob bad cooled down but as they dis- persed a number of them showed by their remarks that all danger was not passed yet.__________ MILTTIA OKDEKED OUT. Tho Governor Barkens to tho Cull of tha Slier i If Troops. At 11 o'clouk to-day Sheriff Bopiequet sent the following A mob of 200 men invested and stopped the employes of road V Jen command of a who will be on the ground to take charge of said force. Several possibly eight or will go. You will have a reliable force upon which to depend. I will instruct the Colonel to report to you and I must exact of of you the greatest the greatest earnestness and discipline in you coun- cils and the officers in com- mand thereof. If Gen. Vance can leave here on the -i o'clock p. m. train will send him down. Please keep this for the preseut to your- self. Will communicate with you more fully in writing. Keep me advised ot important events until the arrival of militia forces. R. J. OGLE5BY. Sheriff Eepiequet was found in the bar of the Martelle House shortly aftc-r tbe kill- ing. He was talking to a of friends and was taking things 'easy apparently. have nothing to do with this thing and am oat of it said he. telegraphed the Governor at 10 o'clock this morning that I was done with it and I sent a report of the occurrence to the Governor. But I ahnll do nothing more. I don't pro- pose to go.into any more crowds. The deputies who did the shooting were under Special Deputy I think.71 Several Cars Fired. ST. April p. flames are lighting np the East Side of the river. The Louisville Nashville depot in East St. Louis is on fire. The badge is also said to be burning. The conflagration on the East Side turns out to be of minor character. The first was some bos cars standing in the Louis- ville Nashville Hardly had this been extinguished when another broke out among the bos cars upon the Indianapolis Louis track near the round house of that road. This fire was allowed to no access to it being possible. At midnight another fire hail broken out in the yards of the Cairo narrow gauge railroad and is uow burning soma cars of that company. The militia that have arrived are eucamped near the east end of the bridge and seem as yet unable to dis- tribute themselves so as to guard the prop- erty. This fact probably arises from their small only about seventy-6ve men being on t.he ground as yet. The Deputies Locked Up. ST. April four deputies who did the accompanied by four after crossing the bridge to St. went to tho Third district police station and were sent by the sergeant in to whom they surrendered them- in the patrol wagon to the Four Courts. There Sergeant Schmidgens look them into custody and took their rifles from regularly searched them and placed them in the The men were registered as A. G. John Sam John G. Stewart George Mornell and W. F. Laird. They claim the crowd began firing into them and they returned the fire. Officer of East St. called at the Four Courts station house and asked that the men be turned over to but as they refused to go without a requisirion this was out of the question. The Deputies' Side uf the Story. ST. April G. special officer of the Louisville Nash- ville was iu charge of the party who did the shooting. He was in t.hs hold- over at the Four Courts Police Station. He said that the trouble commenced just be- fore dinner wheu two of the deputies were struck with stones. He talked with the crowd and told them to disperse which some of them ho cursed and hooted A couple of hours later he was called to the Louisville Nashville yards whore a crowd was preventing a train from goiny out. He said that before getting the train out he arrested a man for using threaten- ing language ordered tho crowd to dis- pense. Stones were thrown and he and several other men were struck and then firing commenced. think wo fired naid think all our shots took effect. One of the men who threw the first stones was struck the continued Hew- made for the not from but because we did not wnnt to kill any more people. We were stopped ou the bridge by Mayor who was quite and he wanted ns to go back with him. This we refused to do because he could not give ua protection. He attempted to take us and gave his revolver to a fellow who opened lire on Tho man fired sev- eral shots and some of onr party fired many of you fired in the first shooting of was the reply aud all ot the nine men in the party added that thn.y had fill fired. No one knew who fired the first shot. _______ what you seek at WOLFE 05 Main _______ WOULD tbey were Hie Three _En- gineers. _________ Ten llnllillnffs Burneil. April special to Times from N. A fire broke out here at -1 o'clock yesterday morning by which ten business plsces were completely destroyed. G. K. on old citizen and one of the candidates for United States Marshal for this was burned to death in his place busi- ness. His which consist of n few charred have been recovered. The total loss U estimated at on which there was only insurance. TUNAS Sox's gents1 hand-sewed S the best only at Krrn Oc ROBINSON'S. HATS. lonvar n. written uring the shootiog Sheriff Ropieqnet sent tho following K. J. ami guns lo Mob concent rating with nflcs au storm the imminent. One man killed on image. this1 the Governor 5S5 Mlmmlng Improving April Secretary Slau- improved daily and his physicians to- nieht report continued progress dunag the past twenty-four hours. He is anxious to get oat of bed and they have promised htm to-night that to-morrow he can spend con- siderable time in an easy chair. _ M _________ SPECIAL to MAUKS One Price Main. Watch tor we're coming. Will nuike your popular clothing mart our head- ENGIKEER9. xo goods at WOLFK HENLEIX'S. Buried NEW April Roscoe Thomas Berrio were buried alive by the cavina in of a large quantity of eand earth in a cellar of Eppig's brewery this morning. It fully a half hour before their dead dug out. QrETN-G snits for business spring salts for fine MASKS BROS one price clothiers. PEICES always lower than elsewhere. THE WORLD QF CRUDE. A HARD BLOW DEALT TO HKO VAL- LEY. THE Three Heroes are coming The Treacherous Nature of the District Shown and Leckey Wins towii Handicapped by Holds Its Breath a Etc. BED VALLEY. The failure of the Forest Oil Company's well on the furnace wbicb was once supposed to be the cream of the lias proven a hard blow to Red Valley aud con- demns a large portion of territory thafc was considered rich once upon a time. They were working on a west line conscien- tiously they thought they bad a dead sure thing. As Frank Clemiuger would got and like the major por- tion of Frank's -wildcat ventures she's but according to Mr. Leckey's opinion. The treacberousnesa of this sec- tiou is equal to that of Washington county or Kinzua. It seems that the more expe- rience a person has iu this field the less he knows. This is fully demonstrated by the fact that Fox Co. drilled a well close to the town called about half a mile from Red last May that made 100 barrels per diem for some time. Leckey holding a lease adjoining sunk a well iu very close proximity to Fox Co.'s to the second saud. It gauged 40 barrels for the first 30 barrels was its solo capacity for the secood day's aud the third day it was a dry hole. The sand resembled that found in the Fox well and apparently they had the same pressure of The casing was pulled aud the bole cleaned but there was nothing found out of gear. Thinking they had only opened a small it was drilled to the third sand with no improvement. They were then under the impression that they had not yet reached the oil stratum from which the Fox drew ita oil. Ifc was deepened to the supposed fourth sand and proved a rank duster of tbe first water. A well was then drilling short dis- tance from the Fox well that made a 40- b.irrel Lecky Co.'s lease run- ning down and adjoining aud the mere fact that the well being a few feet from their line stimulated their belief and led them to move the old rig and locate it about one rod from the line. It was sunk to tho third which to all appearance was the earne iu quality as that found in the with but a very faiut showing of oil. After seriously consider- ing the matter they finally came to the conclusion to drill ifc to the fourth sand and while the lost bit was being run in tho presence of about forty spectators anxiously waiting the confirmation of the drill bets were freely offered that the hole had tilled up 300 or 400 feet with oil. They were all taken by Mr. Leckey though he earn- estly thought that ha had a good thing. When the bit was pulled out it revealed the fact that they were iu shell with lots of clay and no oil or gai. Mr. Leckey ac- cepted the which was the wnper and winded his way home and was not seen in thin section for a long time thereafter. Doolings is drilling the only important well in this field on the Showers farm across the creek. Should it come iu a pro- ducer ifc would widen the pool about 800 feet. Ifc is 790 feefc deep aod due to strike the sand to-day. This is ft very important as everything south of this venture has proved a Dale on tho Bale found slight show of oil but nob much It was shot bnfc it did not benefit it any. They wore drilling lor a gas well. Morgan on the Jolly lost a set of tools last week. They fire drill- ing a hole beside it. They just got the drive pipe in and they will try to shoot tho tools out. Their well on the Hetzler farm is duo next Tuesday. Xo. ou the same farm is the befit well in the fioKl. It has never been cleaned out nnd never stopped pumping for three mouths. Sixty- nix barrels ia what it has been doing per day since it was completed. The on the Gearhart found forty-six feet of fair saud. It was absolutely free from oil wil-h a Htnall quantity of gaa. Hurlings No. on the Glenn farm is expected lo get the sand to-day. W. H. H. Piper No. on tho Wicks is still fishing for lost set of tools. The sand is continually running eutirly the tools which m tikes it almost an impossibility to yet a hold on them. Since the completion of the Forest duster Mr. Pipsr lias been trying to entice tho contractor in taking a shore iu this well. This is a pood bargain for some wildcat venturer as it is nairl that it can bo pur- chased for seemingly nothing. Of course the Forest yives it a very discouraging out- look for a but the drill may tell H story contrary to that told by the ill- fa ted Forest. Tbe Greenlee Campbell was phot but its condition not improved. They found no water or gan and the Peanut aad Banana same is a correspondingly small averag- ing only about three barrels per diem. Rider Krown's so-called hole13 was shot WtdiiFs-Jny and made two small flows. Ifc will make a live or barrel well. like other porf.ious of the oil is enjoying the benefits that troublesome mud. At this writing excitement is running high nnd considerable activity is manifested. This section has been it alow for the past few but in a moderate way she is coming to the front. Tbe Raccoon Oil on the Mor- row got tha sand at 1 o'clock yester- day at tbe depth of feet and made an eleven minute iu which time it gauged 30 barrels. This well is close to the Hood farm well and was all that was expected. The McCoy was cased to-day. This well was flowing fresh water and had to be plugged. She flowed 150 barrels the first day. The plug will be drilled out Mon- day or Tuesday when her real capacity will beknown. The important Wallace well is located 2J miles southeast of the Hood. Hood well has been pumping now six making twelve inches in a 600- barrel tank. Yesterday's gauge showed ten inches in a tank. The Raccoon Oil Company have five new rigs np. KANE. The situation has not not materialized since yesterday. The news from tint di- rection is to the effect thafc the Kane Oil Company's No. 0 was due to get the sand last while No. 8 is due to-day. Andrews' on baa stopped drill- ing.' She is good for a 16-barrd well nat- ural. Swain on northwest of struck a small vein of gaa. They are now feet deep. Tbey have shut- down to move the boiler. They are about 400 feet from the sand. o. The Mandeville Com- pany were connecting their Xo. 2 .well with the tank and will allow it to How. The pipe is large and the great flow of gas will give if a much better chance to escape. The well will flow at least twenty-five barrels daily. They have not begun sinking any other well on the Shade farm as yet. The Trenton Rock folks were busy yes- terday putting in tubing in the Dingle- dine and will pump it. They think ifc will make a fifty barrel and will connect them eventually and pump all with one boiler. They are putting down a well ou the Price one ou the Kee.se nnd began yesterday to sink another ou the Simons near their Simons well. The tools have been recovered from the Clymer well. The consisting of jars. stem aud over one hundred feet of rope weut but as good luck would have they were recovered after but little fish- and tho ouly damage doue was the bending of the anger stem. A set of jars were broken a few days ago aud a new set were which soon went to the bottom of the well. The Eureka Oil Company claim that their tbe is producing more oil any other well in the field. The ilow is now GO barrels daily and there in no aign of the well abating iu the least. The company is anxiously awaiting a bettor market for the oil and when ifc reaches eighty cents to they will have quite a little bonanza on huud. The Newell well will begin drilling iu fchoir new site to-day. On to-morrow or Friday several mem- bers of the Oil Refining Company will be here and they expect to hold a meeting _on Saturday. We understand that ifc will be in reference to their new re- which no will be governed somewhat by of the McCnl- longh well thafc expected in about Fri- THE TAXABLE PROPERTY THE SKCUETAKV OF STATK MAKKS HIS AK3TOAX. 11EPOKT. day morning. JUST to please ma. Kxtra knee with nil children's suits only at 47 Main. pants POSITIVELY nothing but new goods at WOLFE HENLEIK'S. It THE Three Heroes are corning. AMUSEMENTS. Private Modjeska. The woebegone countenance of tho Rev. Spauldiug as he entered with his and aroused hearty laughter from a large audience last aud the mirth was sustained until the curtain fell. Anything more dejected and ludicrous than the private secretary of Mr. Gillette would be hard to conjure up. Mr. as the choleric East Indian uncle always inquiring about the state of people's was capital. Mr. Tanue- hill was good as tho wild nephew aud the balance of the oast was up to the mark. An innovation since the play was first pro- duced here is tbe introduction of the secre- tary's wile with six small which gives rise to new complications. Concerning the attraction for thh after- noon and evening the Williamsport Break- ast Table The Condition of the ctn the lea Thai Have Decreased in raid Others iu April annual ro- port of the Secretary of Internal AfVaira makes the appended comparisons bet vpoon the years 1S34 nnd Increase in num- ber of taxables. in valuation of ival iu taxable money at ou the number of horses and mules over four years of and on their on the valuation of pleasure on tbe valuation of on tho valuation of property taxable for county on tho. aggregate amount of State tax and in the aggregate amount of .county tax decrease in the aggregate valuations of household furniture on all prop- erty taxable for State ou the number of pleasure and on county Of the increase of the valuation of real estate subject to taxation Philadelphia contrib- uted Allegheny aud Montgomery nearly two- thirds of the entire increase. Greene county report a decrease in valua- tion. Secretary Africa says it is donbt fill whether all these changes represent nctnal changes in the value of real estate prop- as many take largo libertio.s in the performance of their duties. The assessments show in some counties real estate is not assessed more than one- fifth its actual while iu others it ia assessed at fouMlfths its value. is much to be says the it is not uniformly assessed at its market so that iho ofiicial report might the full and true vnlno of all the real estate in the The aggregate amount of money at in- terest at four mills on tho dollar iu 1885 was property taxable for State purposes at tho rule of three mills on the amount of State tax property taxable for county M. The rate of taxation for county purposes ranges from two aud one-fifth mills on tho dollar iu Northampton county up to liftcen mills iu Clarion. In Philadelphia for combined cifcy and county purposes it is about seven- teen and eighty-one hnndredtlm mills. The county debts returned at Twenty-nine counties reported no debt in and tho same mi foil not precisely the same reported none in 1H85. Seven have gone oft'tho list of debtors and seven others have been added to it. Philadelphia's debt is and Allegheny's leaving only as the aggregate debt of the remaining counties. ELEGANT kilt suits with bow and arrow MARKS CANADIAN currency taken at par in pay- for purchases at WOLFK Mum t-treet. H Annie the young soubrcHo appeared on the honrus the Academy of Music hist Wednesday night and took her HUiHcncc by storm. Siio is n. splendid Hitle blonde nnd will doubtless win hijjh rank in tho theatrical professinn. Six characters wore im- personated by the yotiny Lady lo perfection. As the she won unstinted platiso. Her support was good. She is a TnimiC' nnd hnr return to WIlHnmKporL with x.svKAXCK Taken Huml In Sardou's great play of w receive its first presentation here Monday when Modjeska will enact the pow- erful title Tho sale of seats indicates that a very fine audience will enjoy the important dramatic event. The action of tho play hag been described in these col- umns. Mme. M'ocljeska idealizes the char- acter of as she dues her other she takes the .sting out of Binning Immun- ity and ifc to a higher standard. It au admirable because of its strength and earnestness. The superb anting of Slme. Modjeska holds the of the audience to the end. bat and tool chest given with boys' puita at GRKKNKWALDS'. EVICRVTHINO for spring wear now MAHKS male outfitters. Family MvHtorlousIy Poi.sonert. Dispatch to THE Kiu.J April Henry Mc- wife find three children were attacked at dinner with convulsions aud vomiting nnd exhibited every symptom of vegetable poisoning. Neighbors found them nearly hut while messengers went for doctors the contents of the sick persoun' stomachs was carefully disposed no tracts of poisoning being found on the premises. Excited crowds surround the house this evening awaiting bulletins from the mystery. The finuonncemcnt of the death of Mr. mid Mrs. McLaughKn and tlieir eldest child is hourly expected. nmmm I I I il I I BOYS' shirt best in the world. WOLFE HKNLKIN. H It is quite evident to mo that the anti- monopolists of this city arc as a rule xvry enthusiastic nnd willing to do nnyUring lor the suffer ing tins but their gradually become lukewarm and tbey allow their energy like the mim- mcr day lo .soon fade What him become of tbe insurance committee who wore appointed to and get a reduction What tho gtvj committee In both cases our best local talent won secured to make speeches and help push tbe above mentioned matters for- ward to victory. What ia the know. During tbe past week they have smoked up two boxes of Oil cigars and adjourned HIM Ko Ko. and Norfolk coaln at. OOOK- WOU-'K HKNLKUC'S. 11. Three If crocs are coming. I'anluiiccI by Orover April President to-day ordered a pardon to issued to Edward A. who is confined in the Kings county penitentiary for oflenscs com- mitted against the customs laws iu the im- portation of glass. Tho pardon waa granted solely upon the ground ol the failing health of the convict. first thin time with boys' and children's straw complete one price. overcoatn. GREKNKWALDS' RrciT ROBINSON'S stock of shoes and slippers is the largest and beat assorted ever seen in this city. Tho best goods for the least money is their motto. _---------------------4------------------------- with MARKS BROS.' boys' complete spring stock. The great nerve Hold wholesale and retail by THOMSON WOOD. Killed. In a April A duel -was early this morning in the outskirts of Kiel by a Lienlenant and a Naval Surgeon in which tbe Lieutenant was instantly killed. NKW new new collars and MARKS BROS. Richmond If old In Bail. NEW April Rich- of the Broadway Railroad was ar- rested this morning on a charge of having bribed certain city officials was arraigned this afternoon and held in bail to answer. Addison the became his bondeman. JUST ARRIVED FROM KEN'TCCKV and now have on hand forty head of good paddle and driving horses for sale. 10-lw S. G. COFFIN. A.y army of juvenile marksmen null lor MARKS are the only clothing boose in the city who carry extra knee pants with all children's suits. Leaders see. WE will save you money if you call on us before buying elsewhere. RICH wholesale and retail shoe dealers. An Id Fa. Supplied with all modern convenience and conducted in first-class style. Oil men when in Washington should make it their headquarters. Terms reasonable. 3-20tf PERFECT spring MARKS Wait. For Eloekey's ccuUinezy opening and display. One notice will be grren. those gnns at WOLFE'A it THBEK ENOINEERS. Three En- gineers. C-5t Hem oval. D. Wilder has removed big office from Smith Bros.' grocery store to the office of Enos No. 12 Mechanic opposite Eodine Walker's. BAUER resident insur ance Prodncers' Exchainge build- Pa. The only insurance agency writing all their own polidee their They represent the oldeefc and largest ciMapanies in. States. No policy fees. ll-30rtf Bfoxic. Moxle. The great nerve Sold and retail by THOMPSON WOOD. 3-274f KlLTBUite. I i a I I I f I' 1 j I   

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