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TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 5.-A train on the Midland & Northern Railroad was derailed today while approaching Goldsboro, and several cars rolled down the embankment. One man is reported killed and several passengers injured. ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DISASTER. New York, Oct. 5.-The coroner's jury investigating the responsibility for the late collision in the Harlem River tunnel, by which three persons lost their lives, find W. D. C. Rawson, the telegraph operator at the Ninety-sixth street station, guilty of culpable negligence; George F. Rood, the conductor of the New Haven & Hartford train, guilty of gross and criminal negligence; Robert L. Robbins, the brakeman, guilty of culpable negligence, and the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company guilty of gross and criminal negligence. BODIES RECOVERED. Vicksburg, Oct. 6.-The officers of the steamer Ed. Richardson report the recovery of bodies of the victims of the Lee disaster as follows: A white man known as Jack Owens, of Natchez; the colored third pastry cook; Kordof Swansen, the third chambermaid; an unknown white man; the infant of Dan Searles; a white man, unknown; Ophelia Jones (colored), the second chambermaid; Wm. Westerlake, the second engineer; John Brown (colored), the second cook; Scott Cox, a cabin boy; Dan Brown (colored), a roustabout; and Miss Eva and Joe Allen. They were all buried at Yucatan Landing. The bodies of Miss Allen and Mr. Searles' infant will be removed to-morrow. WRECKS BY THE WHOLESALE. New Orleans, Oct. 6.-A special from the quarantine station says the steamship Atlantic brought from Vera Cruz forty-seven sailors from five Norwegian vessels, and four sailors from one American vessel, the Commodore Dupont, all wrecked on the coast of Mexico during the gale on September 9th. Seven vessels were riding at anchor off Tampico, Pueblo, Luevo, Mexico; five of them went ashore and were total wrecks, breaking up on the shelving beach. The barometers began to fall Friday, and both anchors were let go on each vessel; but the force of the wind was so great that the vessels were dragged on the shore in a short time and broke to pieces. No lives were lost. FIRES. Pensacola, Oct. 6.-An incendiary fire broke out in Warrington this morning. Nine business buildings were destroyed, and the business part of the town is gone. The Navy Yard is safe. New York, Oct. 6.-The building at 47 Broadway, running back to Mercer street, burned this morning; loss $125,000. Numerous firms occupied the building. Nobody was injured. Later estimates of the total loss are $150,000, and it may exceed that. Kansas City, Oct. 6.-A fire this morning destroyed the residence of Mr. Rosenkrans at Lowell, four miles west of here, and his two daughters aged seven and seventeen perished in the flames. THE RAILROADS. Chicago, Oct. 6.-The general managers of the Union Pacific, Burlington, Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe, and Denver & Rio Grande railroads, will meet here on Monday next, to consider the percentages for a pool between Missouri river points and Denver. Two conferences to this end have already been held, but the agreement was defeated by the demand of the Union Pacific that the Burlington should build no more roads in Colorado. It is understood that the Union Pacific has abandoned this point, and it is thought probable the pool will be formed. PERU AND CHILI. Washington, Oct. 6.-The Peruvian Minister has expressed an opinion that the despatch received and published to-day from Buenos Ayres reporting the breaking off of the peace negotiations between Peru and Chili is later in date than the private dispatch received by him from Guavaquill last night, which give the result of negotiations which his correspondent reported in progress at Arequipa between President Calderon and the Chilians. THE NATION'S DEBT. Washington, Oct. 6.-Some figures recently prepared at the Treasury Department regarding the public debt are quite interesting. They show an annual interest charge now of $1.09 per head for all persons in the United States. IN 1865 it was at its height, being $4.29; in the following year, $4.12; a year later $3.80. It gradually lessened till in 1871 it reached $3 per head, and now it has fallen to $1.00 and soon must go below that. CASUALTIES. OMAHA, Oct. 6.-Three men were caught in a caving sewer trench this afternoon and Wm. McGraw was instantly killed. Bangor, Maine, Oct. 6.-At the fair grounds at Monroe to-day, Adelbert Kelley of Newburg was killed while attempting to stop a runaway trotter. YELLOW JACK. Pensacola, Oct. 6.-There are seventy-one new cases and a few deaths. Total cases to-day, 1,111; deaths, 103. Brownsville, Oct. 6.-There is one new case of fever and one death, a Mexican. It is estimated there are thirty cases of fever in the whole city. There are no new cases in Fort Brown, and the few cases of fever in Matamoras are entirely confined to the suburbs. The fever is raging in Carmarge. DISHONEST INDIAN AGENT. Tucson, Oct. 7.-The Star publishes the report of the Grand Jury charging that the ?? prisoners, now in jail here, are innocent of any crime, and that guilty Indians were long are permitted to escape through the connivance of Indian Agent Tiffany. That officer, it appears from the evidence given before the Grand Jury, not only arranged to have the guilty Indians get away, but purposely arrested innocent Indians and held them in confinement for months, to cover the flight of the murderers. That it was no mistake, but a conspiracy on the part of the agent, is shown by the evidence of Indians to-day, to whom Tiffany revealed his plan, told them that this was the only way to save others from being hung or shot. The Indians also testified to a regular system of barter of Indian goods by Tiffany with merchants of Globe, Maxer and other points. Investigation reveals condition of grand peculation and dishonesty that exceeds anything of the kind ever known on the frontier. CRIMES. San Francisco, Oct. 7.-A Yuma dispatch says Leopold Furrer, President of the Board of Supervisors of this county, was shot dead by Wm. Donchey for refusing to pay the latter an alleged debt which had no existence in fact. Donchey was removed to the penitentiary to prevent lynching. Springfield, Ills., Oct. 7.-Terrible excitement exists in Christian county where 300 armed men are searching for John Leigh, who shot James Rigby. If found he will be shot or hanged instantly. Leigh, the father of the murderer, promised John $1,000 to kill Rigby. He has been committed to jail and his life is in danger from the mob. Omaha, Oct. 7.-At ?? this morning John Pollin, proprietor of the European Restaurant, shot and mortally wounded Capt. Matter. Pollen called Matter from the street into the dining room [unreadable] Pollin then delivered himself up to the sheriff. The two men had some trouble yesterday about a letter said to have been received by Matter from Pollin's wife. Matter was alive at last accounts but no hopes of his recovery are entertained. Shreveport, La., October 7.-J. C. Chambers, a merchant near Alexandria, was called to the door and assassinated last night. Bob Farrar, colored, was arrested for the crime. CALIFORNIA PRODUCTS. New York, Oct. 7.-Prof. Joseph Price, for many years a mining expert on the Pacific Coast, is here. To your correspondent he said that in his opinion the output of gold mines would be about the same as they had been for a number of years, between eighteen and twenty millions. It was a mistaken idea to suppose that there was any business depression on the Pacific Coast, as immense quantities of coal and iron ore had been discovered in Oregon and Washington Territory and that would be a new source of wealth. The wheat crop this year he considered as worth $10,000,000; but in spite of the grain, minerals and valuable lumber, he considered that much of the future wealth of California would be derived from grapes made into wine and raisins. Every year the wine manufacturers are becoming more expert, and consequently they are making a better quality of wine, and in like proportion prejudice against California wine is rapidly dying out. VANDERBILT COMING WEST. New York, Oct. 7.-William H. Vanderbilt started for the West last evening for a two weeks' trip over the roads in which he is interested. He expects to go as far west as Denver, and possibly Salt Lake City. He was accompanied by Augustus Schell, Samuel Barton, his cousin, and a stockbroker, his sones, W. K. and F. W. Vanderbilt, Capt. Jake Vanderbilt, Foster Dewey and Mr. Ellis, of the Schenectady locomotive works. SOLD HIS INFLUENCE. Richmond, Va., Oct. 7.-James A. Watkins, the Readjuster member of the last Legislature from Appomatox county, was, to-day indicted by the Grand Jury for selling for 800 his influence as a member to procure for E. S. Belttingham a place as guard at the penitentiary. A BLUFF CALLED. Chichago, Oct. 6.-A New York special says: After the trial by Frank Work's team Edward and Swiveller yesterday. Mr. T. C. Eastman, who was standing with Mr. Wm. H. Vanderbilt, anxiously watching them said: They have done their best, and I will bet $10,000 to 85,000 that they can't trot another mile in 2:18. Yes, said Vanderbilt, I'll bet $10,000 to $2,500. I'll take that last bet, said Mr. Shepherd F. Knapp, who heard them, providing Mr. Work will let me have his team. Mr. Work readily consented, and said he would take half of the bet, and would have his team ready in fifteen minutes. Thereupon Vanderbilt took Eastman's arm, walked away, got into his wagon, and rode away from the track, remarking, Oh, they are all blowers. A YOUNG CROOK. New York, Oct. 7.-A boy about 18 years old called at police headquarters this morning and asked for a permit to carry a pistol. He was asked what he wanted to carry a pistol for, and he replied: "To shoot President Arthur." He was taken to Jefferson Market Court, when he seemed much excited. In answer to questions from the Court, he said his name was William Martin, and he lived at 117 East Eighty-fourth street. President Arthur used to live in the same house as his father eighteen years ago, when he was a roundsman. He had just come from the penitentiary, where he had served a term for larceny. When he did not steal he blacked boots. He was committed for examination as to his mental condition. ATTEMPTED COWHIDING. Richmond, Va., Oct. 7.-Last night during the progress of the Readjuster mass meeting in this city a ?? occurred between General Peyton Wise and John Ambler Smith, the Readjuster candidate for Congress from this district in which the latter struck Gen. Wise one blow, when friends interfered. Subsequently Smith addressed the meeting bitterly denouncing Geo. D. Wise, his Democratic opponent for Congress. To-day the latter was heard to make violent threats against Smith, whereupon a warrant was sworn out for his arrest. He was taken into custody and bailed for his appearance before the police court Monday. MURDERED IN A STATEROOM. Portland, Oct. 5.-In the Coroner's investigation yesterday over the body of a man found in the river with his throat cut, several employees of the Queen of Pacific were examined, and they testified to hearing a quarrel in room No. 52 and a splash, an hour before the boat landed, and that a woman in No. 52 bewailed the loss of her husband. Other facts were elicited which showed without doubt that a murder had been committed, but they are withheld from the public at present as their publication might defeat the ends of justice, and the name of the murdered man is not yet brought to light. FRANK JAMES SURRENDERS. Kansas City, Oct. 5.-Frank James surrendered to Gov. Crittenden at Jefferson City at 3 o'clock, and he will be brought here to-morrow and delivered to the Jackson county authorities. Gov. Crittenden telegraphs that the officer leaves to-night with the prisoner. The officials express some surprise at James' action, as no overtures have been made on their part toward a surrender. They think he became discouraged at having lost all of his old confederates and concluded that it was useless to attempt longer to live in outlawry, preferring to trust to the law to pardon him. St. Louis, Oct. 5.-A special from Jefferson City says that when Frank James surrendered to Gov. Crittenden he handed him his pistols and stated that he (the Governor) was the only man except himself who had touched them for twenty years. Frank is at the McCarthy House this evening and many prominent citizens are seeking the honor of shaking hands with him. ALL OF THEM RAGGED. Chicago, Oct. 5.-A Kewance special says: A detective arrived with bank robber Dunkies to-day and this morning, after a walk of a few miles east of here, returned with a sack of gold containing $7,000. This accounts for all the money and all of the robbers are in custody. CRIMES. Chicago, Oct. 5.-A dispatch from Taylorville, Ill., says a cold blooded murder was committed a little north of the town of Palmer. John Leigh and James Rigby, two farmers, quarreled about the possession of land, and they became involved in a lawsuit from which Rigby came out victorious. Yesterday Leigh approached Rigby, and pretending that he desired to effect a peaceful settlement, suddenly opened fire with a revolver. One bullet produced a fatal wound. Leigh escaped, but a posse are in pursuit, and as the excitement runs high lynching is probable, as murderers have usually escaped the law in this region. Pittsburgh, Oct. 5.-David Bathour for many years past general manager and financial superintendent of the flouring mills of Marshall, Kennedy & Co., was arrested on the charge of larceny. It is alleged that he has been carrying on a system of robbing for twenty years, and has taken about $25,000. PANIC IN A THEATRE. Berlin, Oct. 5.-The snapping of a chain caused the fall of an iron curtain among the footlights on the stage of the Royal Opera House. The accident caused an intense panic among the audience, and many persons were severely crushed but no one killed. THE INDIANS MUST WORK. Washington, Oct. 5.-The following circular is being distributed: To United States Indian Agents: In compliance with insinuations re-[line missing] the Interior your attention is called to section 8 of an act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian department, and for fulfilling the treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes for the fiscal year, and for other purposes; approved May 17, 1882, which reads as follow: The Secretary of the Interior shall issue notice to such Indians as are now being subsisted in whole or in part by appropriations not required in treaty obligations, to be notified that he has recommended to Congress at its next session a diminution of such appropriations, and that in consequence thereof their future supplies will depend more upon their own exertions. In compliance with the above you will give your Indians the notice required by this act of Congress, and assure them that while the Government is disposed to treat them kindly and even generously, and extend to them every needful assistance to enable them to make a comfortable living for themselves and families, yet they must remember that there is now no treaty or other obligations on the part of the government to support them, and what they are now receiving is purely a gift, and they must come to the time when they will be expected to labor for their own support, the same as white men do. Say to them that labor is not degrading, but on the contrary, ennobling, and if they ever expect to become rich and powerful as the white races, they must learn the lessons of industry and economy. (Signed) H. Price, Commissioner. SUFFRAGISTS. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 5.-The Woman's Suffrage campaign has opened in dead earnest. The Board of Trade of this city tendered the free use of their rooms to the State Society Campaign Committee for headquarters until the election in November. Speakers will stump the entire State, and immense efforts are making to secure the adoption of the amendment. HIS JUST DESERTS. Anniston, Ala., Oct. 5.-Ten days ago a burly negro named John Brooks brutally assaulted a little girl on the outskirts of town. He was captured on the 4th and lodged in jail at Jacksonville. This afternoon on the preliminary trial he confessed his guilt and the Judge ordered him to jail. A large crowd took the prisoner out of the Sheriff's hands and lynched him. THE SULTAN VEXED. Constantinople, Oct. 5.-The Sultan is extremely vexed at the departure of Baker Pasha, and it is stated that the Governors of Smyrna and Rhodes were ordered to arrest him, and the Khedive has been commanded to send him back. FRANK JAMES INTERVIEWED. Kansas City, Oct. 6.-A Western Associated Press representative had an interview with Frank James, this morning, as he was being transferred by train from Independence to Kansas City. On board the train were Prosecuting Attorney Wallace, Marshal Murphy, Sheriff Timberlake, and a number of reporters. Along the route James was frequently recognized by old confederates of his guerilla days. He is five feet nine, spare-built, sinewy, has light blue eyes, small blonde moustache, his hair a shade darker, his complexion is sallow, his manner quiet, his language ordinary and his dress unobtrusive. He said though the Governor had not promised immunity he had at last nerved himself to the long-contemplated act and surrendered. He believes that if tried on any single charge alone, he won't be convicted and hopes that, if he is convicted, the Governor will interfere. He desires to lead a quiet life with his family as he did from April 1877 to April 1881, upon a rented farm near Nashville, Tenn. He refuses to state where he has been since April 1881, but states he read in the New York Herald the news of the shooting of Jesse, the day after it occurred. He has been east of the Alleghenies and in Kentucky the past year. He has been much maligned. He never wrote the letter threatening to avenge Jesse's death. He remarked of the country it was "mighty good bush whacking timber" and he knew every foot of it.