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WASHINGTON.SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1S90. 12 PAGES.
SOLVING A MYSTERY.
A lilTTLE LIGHT ON THE DEATH OF
Ho Was Scon at An Up-Itlvor Gambling
J)lvo About tho Tlmo of His Dlsappear
anco, ami Somo Hard Characters Dis
appeared Jnst Afterward.
Gradually a littlo ligbt is being let in on tho
deep mystery which has heretofore enveloped
the strange dtsappcarauco and death of Mr. C.
C. Androws. The facts so far learned do not
make clear the exact circumstances under
which ho mot his untimely fate. But there
no longer remains any doubt that he was foully
murdered and his linked body thrown into the
river by the assassins. Whatever facts have
been learned as to the crimo were not brought
out through the efforts of the police, whoso at
tempts at unraveling the ghastly mystery have
not been attended with any brilliant success.
The intimation in an afternoon paper of yes
terday that Mr. Andrews met his death In the
city south of the Avenue, and that the body was
taken above the Aqueduct Bridge and dumped
into the Potomac is wide of all probability. It
is true, as brought out by the detectives em
ployed on the case by the companies in which
Mr. Andrews's life was Insured, that ono of the
last places whore he was seen In the city was at
a well-known house on D street. He left this
house at 3 o'clock on the morning of Saturday,
July 21. He had evidently been on a spree,
for he had been at tho houso in question
since noon of tho previous day carousing
with tho inmates. The womau who
keeps the house mado no attempt to conceal
the fact that Andrews had been there, and no
suspicion whatever rests on her as having any
connection with Androws's disappearance and
death. She says that tho unfortunate mau dis
played a considerable amount of money, and
that ho wore a gold watch and chain. After ho
left this house no traces of his movements in the
city have been ascertained. Here both the po
lice and the detectives employed by the Insur
ance companies lost all trace of him.
Last night, however, a Sunday Herald re
porter learned the most important fact that has
so far been elicited in connection with tho
iurther movements of the dead man. A gen
tleman was found who furnished a clew prov
ing almost conclusively tho truth of the theory
which lias been advanced that Mr. Andrews
met his death in tbo neighborhood of tho
gambling resorts on the Virginia side of tho
upper Potomac near where his body was found.
This gentleman said:
"A week ago last Sunday, while at the river,
we stopped, more out of curiosity than any
'thinc else, at the resort kept by a man name"d
Heath above the AqueductBriilge. While there
we became engaged In conversation with one of
the hangers-on about the place. The subject of
Andrews's disappearance came up, and the man
remarked that ho had seen Andrews there about
the time he was said to have disappeared. He
said that Andrews had evidently been drinking,
and that in gambling and paying for
drinks he displayed large rolls of bills.
He also hud a gold watch and chain, and was
very well dressed. I at onco became very much
interested," the Herald's Informant continued,
"as I had not seen it stated in tho papers pre
viously that Andrews had been at Heath's
place. I Immediately began to make closer In
quiries of the man who had volunteered tho
information, but as soon as I did this ho became
guarded in his replies, and I could, get littlo
more out of him. He told me, however, another
very significant circumstance, which, if true,
would seem to indicate just how Andrews met
his death. Ho said that up to about the tlmo of
Androws's disappearance there had been
two or three petty gamblers about
tho place who made their living through running
(sweat-boards and other similar devices. They
hung about the pathways along the shore and
roped into their games any one whom thoy
might waylay. These follows, the man said,
ibad suddenly been missed about the time An
drews disappeared and nothing more had been
hoard of them."
Tho gentleman who gave this Important cluo
to The Herald reporter had no doubt of tho
truth of what tho hanger-on about Heath's
place had told him, and in all probability it
offers tho most reliable suggestion yet made as
to how Andrews was done away with.
Any ono who has ever visited the region In
question, on tho Upper Potomac, knows tho
opportunities there offered for tho commission
of crimo without much danger of detection, and
there is little doubt that many of tho desperato
characters who haunt the region are fully capa
ble of embracing tho opportunities for crime, If
by so doing they could secure a few hundred
Tho theory is that Androws was decoyed into
tho woods by somo of these desperato char
acters who saw tho roll of hills which he dis
played at Heath's place. When they got him
to some lonely spot It was easy cuouirk for
them, In Andrews's befuddled condition, to
mako way with him by ono meaus or auother.
Tho fact that Androws's body was entirely
naked when found in tho river has puzzled tho
police a good deal, but seems susceptible to
eay explanation. Tho murderers knew that
Identification would bo much more easy if tho
clothing were Jeft on tho body. So they
stripped It, and probably tied heavy stones to
tho garments, and then sunk them in tho river,
Or.posslbly they may have thought tho clothing
too valuablo to throw away, and kept it as part
of tho spoils of their crime. They then threw
the body into tho river, aud the extreme bad
weather at tho time readily accouuts for tho
advanced 6tate of decomposition which It had
reached when found a couple of days later.
Tho theory advanced that Andrews was killed
in the DIvlslou aud hl6 body then takeu and
thrown Into tho river above the Aqueduct
Bridge Is ridiculed by tho police. The criminals
would have had nothing whatever to gain and
.much to lose by this course. If Audrew6 had
been killed in the Division, tho simplest and
safest couiso for tbo criminals would have been
to have takeu tho body to the river at the lonely
retrlon about the Monument grounds and there
Hung It in. It would then probably have been
carried by the current dowu tho river beyond
the city, and might never have been heard of
again. On the other hand, by taklug It far up
tho river thero would have been much greater
risk of detcctlou, because tho body as It floated
down would havo been almost certalu to have
been seen by persous from tho shore or on board
tho numerous small ciaft that are ou the water
at all hours of tho day.
Tho renewed attempts to solve the mystery of
tho death of Mr, Androws aro due to tho com
panies In which his life was Insured. Ho was
insured for $8,000 in tho Royal Arcauum iu Bal
timore, and for $1,000 in tho Washington Bene
ficial Association, of which Mr, Lawrtuco Gard
ner is secretary. Theso policies could not bo
paid until tho insurance companies wcro satisfied
that tho body found up tho river was that of
Mr. Androws. It was at their Instance that tho
Identification was finally completed by Dr.
Coylo, Mr. Andrews's Baltimore dentist,
who found that tho filling in tho teeth of
tho dead man corresponded exactly with
tho memoranda which ho had made
when Mr. Androws first camo to
him and had his teeth filled. Tho head of tho
dead man, it will bo remembered, was taken
from tho Potter's Field in this city, where tho
remains had been Interred, and sont to Balti
more to Dr. Coylo to aid in tho Indentlflcatlon.
Mr. Lawrenco Gardner wont from this city to
bo present at tho examination, and while thero
ho learned somo facts which caused him to feel
that It was Incumbent on tho Washington po
llco to mako further efforts to solve tho mys
tery surrounding tho caso and bring tho
murderers to justice If possible. On returning
to tho city Mr. Gardner at onco reported tho
facts to Maj. Moore, aud that official on Friday
detailed Detectives Holier and Mabon to make
further efforts to unravel tho mystery. The
dotectlves are now at work on tho case, and It Is
to bo hoped they will succeed in bringing to
justice tho perpetrators of this most foul
SPEAKER REED ON THE STUMP.
Two Speeches Yesterday Ho Predicts Hid
Ite-Eloetlon by 1,000 Majority.
Sehaoo Lakh,Me., Sept.G. Speaker Reod ar
rived hero with Congressmen McKInley and
Lodge at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Mr.Beed spoke
twenty minutes to a crowd on the fair grounds
of tho history of tho Republican party. The
Democrats, ho said, had opposed ovcry Repub
lican benefit when introduced, and now claimed
that as their own. The same would be true in
llvo years of tho system of counting non-vot-Ine
Portland, Me., Sept. C Tho campaign in
Speaker Reed's district closed this evening,
when more than 3,000 attended a mass meeting
in City Hall under the auspices of tho Young
Men's Republican Club, whoso banner hung
above tho platform, where sat seventy-five
members. President Walter C. Emerson, editor
of tho Advertiser, had cbarce, and Chandler's
Band furnished music.
Mr. Reed's entrance with Maj. McKinley was
greeted with long applause and cheers by tho
audience, which was larger and much more en
thusiastic than any other during the campaign.
He was introduced by Mr. Emerson and spoke
about ton minutes. He referred to the influence
of tho McKInley bill on business; also to tho Silver
bill, saying the United States circulating me
dium was tho best iu the world, and he called
on Major McKInley to deliver tho speech of the
evening. This was the latter's ilrst Portland
speech, and was the most eloquent one of tho
campaign, being" devoted to the tariff as affect
ing business prosperity.
Speaker Reed state'd to-day that he antici
pated a majority of 1,000 In his district, although
his friends feel confident that it will reach
SAID HE WAS A CONGRESSMAN.
A DignIflcd-X.oo:lng Ulan Angaulted on the
Avenue While Walking "With a Lady.
About 11 o'clock last'night a dlenlfled-look-ing
man walked down Pennsylvania avenue
with a stylishly- arrayed young ladv on his arm.
They seemed very much interested in each
other, and conversed in confidential tones. Tho
Avcnuo was crowdnd,as the theatres had closed
and tho audiences were scattering homeward.
As tho couple reached tho corner of Eleventh
street, just In front of Brcntano's, a carriage
drove rapidly up to the curb and a man jumped
out. Rushing up to tho couple, he began to
rain blows on the face of the lady's escort,
crying at the same time, "I'll let you see what
I do to such scoundrels 1"
The assailed man endeavored to defend him
self and Special Officer Tom Youne, seeing tho
affray, rushed up and separated the com
batants and ended what promised to bo a lively
scrimmage. Tho man and woman sough't
refugo in Sickle's cigar store, while the as
sailant hurried back to his carriago
and was driven away. Officer Sutton
camo up and going into Sickle's store
saw tho assaulted parly, who said ho was a
Congressman and did not deslro any publicity
given tho affair. He would be down in tho
morning to see the lieutenant and mako it all
right. In tho mean time tho woman kept re
marking, "Don't give your name, Governor;
don't give your name." Tho lady was
ovidently some one else than his wife
or daughter, and she acted like a
woman of ready wit. No ono In the crowd
recognized tho parties, but if tho injured man
is a Congressman, as he said he was, ho will
probably bo missing from his seat for some
days, until tho cuts on his face have disap
peared. Baby Rolled Oft" a Five-Story House.
New York, Sept. 0 A baby carriago which
was being rolled by two boys on tho roof of No
203 South Fifth avenue broke away and with
its two-year-old occupant fell five stories this
afternoon. Tho carriago remained upright and
fell on a bale of rags ou tho street, where it was
shattered. Tho baby was bouuded upward aud
wos caught in the arms of a young man stand
ing near. It was not injured.
Perilous Walk Across Niagarn.
NiaoaraFalls, O.nt., Sept. 0. S. J. Dick
son walked across Niagara Gorge this afternoon.
Precisely at 3:30 P. M. ho commenced his peril
ous walk and landed at the American side at
3:421. On his way across he stuck one leg out
at tho quarter and three quarter distances, and
laid dowu on his back In tho centre of the cable.
Several thousand persons witnessed tho feat.
New Naval Cadets Admitted.
Annapolis, Md., Sept. 0. The following
caudidates have been admitted to tho Naval
Academy as cadets: Raymond Stone, Alabama;
Clarauco England, Arkansas; Herbert I. Cone,
Florida; Frederick C. Kress, Pennsylvania; Al
fred W. Hlnes, Alabama; Melville J. Shaw,
Minnesota; N. J. Marlon, "Louisiana; George II,
c . ,
Nominated For Congress.
Watertown, N. Y Sept. 0, Ex-State At
torney General Leslie W. Russell was nomi
nated for Congress by tho Tweuty-seeond Dis
trict Republlcau convention at Ogdeusburg to
Nico Young Man Horse-Stcaler.
Paterson, N. J., Sept. 0. John Messenger
a ypum: man well knowu here, was arreslod
this forenoon on a lonesome mouutain road a
fow miles from this city for horso-steallny.
THE ELOQUENT ERASTUS.
WISHES HE HAD "A TONGUE OP
That Ho Might Impress Our I'ooplc "With
tho Enormous Importance of tho Sher
man Amendment Relative to Reciproc
ity With Canada.
New Havkn,Conn., Sept. C Erastus Wlman
having recently been Invited by tho Chamber of
Commerce of this city to address that body In
relation to tho Canadian question, has written
to tho president, J. D. Dewell, a letter from
which tho following is an extract:
"I wish I had a toncuo of flame that I might
Impress tho peoplo of tho United States with
the enormous consequences that may flow from
Senator Sherman's amendment regarding Can
ada and the Immense Importance of passing It
during this Congress. No greater move of
statesmanship was ever mado than that which
would on tho continent of North America
doublo the area of trado of such a country as
the United States and that, too, without tho
drawing of a sword, the shedding of a drop of
blood, or tho expenditure of a single dollar.
In all tho history of the world no single act of
legislation equals tho proposal of the Ohio
Senator In its immediate promise of enlarged
opportunity for so great a number of people,
or that may have consequences so beneficial
to mankind at laree. Tho results to be
achieved by the operation of this resolution, so
far as trade and commerce are concerned, will
equal those accomplished by the Declaration of
Independence aud tho War of tho Revolution,
for now that the people of tho United States are
so thoroughly equipped for conquering new
territory by commercial supremacy, It is only
necessary to permit them full and free access
to tbo remaining half of the continent, that by
development of its enormous natural resources
thev may employ their energies, quadruple their
wealth, and thus enrich the world. Certainly
the potato patches of Maine and Vermont, the
meacre profits of a few fishing smacks, and the
coal interests of a score of mine owners should
not stand in the way of a movement so vast in
its results as will bring within the control of
this country the product of regions of arable
soil far exceeding thoso of the United States,
coal territories 97,000 square miles iu extent, a
coast line of fisheries 5,000 miles long, mineral
wealth, even In Nova Scotia and New Bruns
wick, within sight of New England, testified by
Governor Andrew to bo greater thau that of
New York and Pennsylvania combined.
Trade knows no political boundaries, and
Senator Sherman simply proposes, on a
scale of continental dimensions between two
great nations, to have the same measure of
freedom which has hitherto prevailed between
the States of tho Union to their enormous ad
vantage. If this proposal Is acted upon at this
session and reciprocity offered simultaneously
with tBoTuforcement of tho McKInley bill, tbo
issue will bo a square ono at the impending
general election in tho Dominion of Canada,
which will be tho only constitutional means
offered for many years by which It can be either
accepted or rejected. Hence the vast Impor
tance, not only of the proposal itself, but of its
immediate passage by Congress."
THE WORLD'S FAIR SITE.
Tho I.aUo Front to Uo Used An Agree
Ciiicago, Sept. 0. An evening paper says:
"It now looks as tboueh the major part of tho
World's Fair may bo held ou the lake front af
ter all. The Illinois Central agrees practically
to all the conditions laid down at the outset by
tbo committee on grounds and buildings. The
company consents to tho use of tho lake front
east of tho tracks for World's Fair purposes,
agrees to tho piling and filling iu of tho lake,
and to a satisfactory arrangement of its tracks
during tho exposition. It Is further stipulated
that should tho Supremo Court decide the suit
now before it regarding tho lake front and ri
parian rights iu favor of tho company, tho lat
ter will reimburse the exposition company for
the cost of tho work. In such an event also
the road agrees to give tho exposition corpora
tion tho uso of tho ground rent free and to al
low one year's tlmo after tho close of tho expo
sition for the removal of tho buildings."
Baltimore's Ex-Mayor Dead.
Baltimore, Sept. 0. Mr. George W. Brown
died to-day at Lake Mohuuk,N. Y aged seventy
five years. Mr. Brown was mayor of Baltimore
ao the beginning of tho lato Civil War and dur
ing the riots that grew out of tho excitement
consequent on tho attack upon tho Sixth Massa
chusetts Regiment ho placed himself at tho
head of tho pollco force. His presence did much
toward repressing disorder and preventing pil
lage. He was later placed under arrest by tho
military authorities. Mr. Brown closed his of
ficial life as Chief Justice of tho Supreme Court
of Baltimore. Ho served as Chief J ustico about
fourteen years. The constitutional limit of ago
compelled his retirement from tho bench.
The Earl of Roslyn Is Dead.
London, Sept. 0. Tho death Is announced of
Frauds Robert St. Clair Ersklne, fourth Earl of
Roslyn, Ho was born In 1833 aud succeeded to
tho title iu 1800.
J. P. Coverstoue is appointed postmaster at
Totol population of Vermont, 333,205, a de
crease in ten years of 81.
The Houso adopted the report of tho conferees
on tho River aud Hurbor Appropriation bill.
Tomatoes aro dutiablo at 10 percent, ml ra.
lorem as "vegetables not otherwise provided for."
A bill arrantiiiK a peusion of 3100 a month to
Gen. Henry A. Barnuni was passed by tho Houso
Tho population of tho city of Louisville, Ky
is lOl.OOo, an increaso of 37,217, or .30.10 per cent.,
in ten years.
Maryland postmasters appointed yesterday: J.
E. Crothers at Calvert, and J, M. Gainer at
The total amount of U per cent, bonds offered
to the Treasury under tho olronlar of August 30
is SU3J,0b0, including 3330,400 olTered and ac
7 ho ladles of tho Association of Silk Culture of
Philadelphia haro presented u handsomo United
States Hair to tho President of Bolivia. Dr. Don
Juan Francisco Velarde, latoly Minister from
Bolivia at Washington, and delejjato to tho Pau
Aiuericau Congress, conveyed tho present to
THE HARRISONS AT CRESSON.
Tho Frcsldont at a Hop Dancing Tempo
Crksson Springs, Pa., Sept. 0. After din
ner, tho weather having cleared up, tho Presi
dent, accompanied by his niece, Mrs. Dlmmlck,
went for a walk to the celebrated Iron spring.
Mrs. II. Darlington, of Pittsburg, gave an In
formal tea this afternoon in honor of Mrs. Har
rison, Mrs. McKeo, and Mrs. Russell Harrison,
which was attended by nearly all of tho other
cottagers and most of tho lady guosts of tho
In tho evening tbo President and all tho
ladles of his party attended tho regular Satur
day evenlnc hop at the hotel, and so great was
tho rush of people to see tho President that ho
was compelled to hold an informal reception.
The dancing was suspended temporarily and all
tho guests, including tho children, were pre
sented to the President.
Tho President has been compelled to abandon
the contemplated visit to Toledo, Ohio, on tho
occasion of tho reunion of tho Society of tho
Army of tho Cumberland.
IMPORTANT RAILWAY DEAL.
Contest Between Great Southern Rivals for
CnicAGO, Sept. 0. Tho Evening Journal Bays:
"Tho Central Georgia and EastTennesseo have,
It is reported, purchased tho Louisville, New
Albany and Chicago road, tho Monon route,
and made it a part of their great Southeastern
system. This elves tho Terminal a lino
into Louisville over a popular road,
and thus enables it to fight its strong
est rival, the Louisville and Nashville,
also a line into Chicago, making a powerful
trlaugular system from such Southern points as
Richmond, Savannah, Brunswick, Augusta,
Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Knoxvlllo to Chi
cago. The Monon route, it will be remem
bered, was bought by the Pennsylvania Road
aud tho Louisville and Nashville. A few
days ago tho East Tennessee made an offer for
it and secured it. Its position makes tho
West Point Terminal a powerful competitor In
Chicago with tho several big systems that now
control Southern freights " to and from, the
Northwest. In the mean time it is rumored
that tho Louisville and Nashville will secure
the Marietta and North Georgia."
CASTIGATED THE BRETHREN.
Bro'r Mitchell "Just Hai to Hii9tlo" in
Order to Iilvo.
Chicago, Sept. 0. In the Kentucky annual
conference of the African Methodist Church, to
day, Rev. Bureel Mitchell, of Owensburg, Ky.,
reported no geueral fund and that his salary was
"How do you live?" asked the Bishop.
"I just have to hustle," replied Mitchell.
Bishop Do you havo any entertainments, or
Mitchell Oh, yes, beloved Bishop.
"Then you should have brought up a general
fund and divided tho spoils," replied tho Bishop.
In answer to the conference steward's ques
tion, it was learned that a rival church had
taken all of Brother Mitchell's members, and
that tho church had grown poorer and poorer.
Bishop Lomax. then proceeded to castigate the
brethren as follows: "Thero aro. too many of
you coming up here without any general fund;
thero aro somo 1 am going to put out. Cries
of "Amen." Rather than come hero with ex
cuses you should not como at all. About the
best thing I can do, in order to save you all
from public exposure, is to pass all characters,
turn you all loose, and adjust tho matter in tho
appointments. The law says no minister shall
have an appointment who does not comply with
tho law, and you have not done so. Cries of
"Mercy," "near that now." If you aro going
to bo ministers "That's so"1 there seems to be
something rotten in Denmark." "Hear, hear."
Rev. Mr. Mitchell's character was passed, and
tho conference took a recess.
Furious Fighting Thlehaud Three Times
Paris, Sept. 0. From later despatches de
scribing tho Rochefort-Thlebaud duel it appears
that tho combatants fought fiercely for twelve
minutes, M. Rochefort displayed tho greater
agility, running around his adversary and mak
ing furious lunges. M. Thlehaud received three
wounds, his opponent's sword piercing his left
temple, right cheek, and right thigh. After the
third wound had been Inflicted tho two doctors
who had accompanied the duelists to the
ground after a hasty consultation ordered tho
tight to bo stopped. M. Thlehaud subsequently
weut to Brussels, .where he is now confined to
bed. His wounds, however, aro not of a serious
THE SERV ANT-GIRL QUESTION.
Southern Ladles Form a Union to Secure
Asiieville, N. 0., Sept. 0. The ladles of
Ashevlllo held a meeting this afternoon, in re
sponse to a call published in tho Citizen, to
take actlou on tho 6ervaut-glrl question, which
has been agitated for several weeks. General
Incompetency and unreliability aro the com
plaints mado. Mrs. F, Fitch was elected presi
dent, and read a paper advocating tho forma
tion of a union of Housekeepers to securo good
servants and fix schedules of capacity and of
rates of wages, This is tho first society of the
kind over formed iu the Southern States,
Tho Editor Didn't "Tote Fair."
Chicago, Sept, 0, The Kentucky annual
couferenco of tho African Methodist Church
convened this morning. The Star ofZion is not
recognized by tho conference as its orgau, bo
cause it refused to print articles forwarded from
the various churches, failed to mail tho paper
regularly to subscribers, and it editorially de
nounced tho conference. Rev. W. II. Smith
said he had sent ai tides to the paper which ho
presumed had been thrown into tho waste-basket.
"I sent money to pay for their publica
tion," said tho speauer, "aud tho money was
not returned when the articles wero rejected, I
admit that I wrote on both sides of tho 6heet,
but that did not prevent Editor Dorsay from
returning tho mouoy."
Specie Exports and Imports.
New York, Sept, 0. The exports of 6pecIo
from the port of New York during th6 week
amounted to $03,620, of which $3,020 was iu
gold aud $00,000 silver. All tho gold went to
bouth America and all tho sliver to Europu.
Tho Imports of specie for the week were
SSS9.025, of which $405,405 was gold aud $374.-
TWO AWFUL ACCIDENTS.
CROWDED TRAINS OF OARS CRUSHED
Five Men Killed Outright Twolvo Others
missing More Than Fifty Forsons Dan
gerously Injurod Criminal Careless
ness Ionds to Frightful Mortality.
Denver, Col., Sept. 0. A Cannon Clt
(Col.) special to tho Times says: A terrible acci
dent occured on tho Denver and Rio Grando
Railroad at 5 o'clock this morning, near Adobe.
The train was running In two sections. Tho
first section had two day coaches loaded
with laborers and had become derailed
some four miles below Florence. Tho
second section dashed into them with terrific
force, completely smashing tho two coaches,
injuring from thlrty-flvo to forty men, and
killing a number outright. Tho bodies of Ave
have been recovered and twelve men aro still
missing. Tho wounded aro now being cared
for at the depots of Florenco, Coal Creek, and
CaSon City. Physicians aro In attendance.
Canon Crrr, Col., Sept. 0. All tho men in
tho wreck wero Italian laborers just shipped
hero from New York, and it Is impossible to learn
tho names of tho dead and injured. The
wounded havo been taken to the Rio Grando
Hospital at Salida. Two will not live till morn
ing ERIGnTrCL ACCIDENT AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 0. A frightful acci
dent occured at tho Wilton avenue crossing of
the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
In this city about 7:30 o'clock to-ulght, by
which at least a dozen persons wero terri
bly injured, somo of them fatally. The
crossing is on a steep grade, down which
runs an electric street railroad line. At tho
time the accident occurred a freight train was
standing close to the crossing on the south
track. An electric motor drawing one car was
approaching from tho south. The safety gates
wero up and the road apparently clear. Just as
tho motor had crossed the railroad track
a locomotive, running about twenty
fivo miles an hour, dashed out from
behind the freight train. Tho pilot of tho en
gine struck tho electric train between the motor
and trail car, tearlne them apart and hurling
one to each side of the track. At least a dozen
persons wero on the trail-car and they were
tumbled abont in all directions, somo being
hurled a dozen feet away and others pinned
under tho car, which was demol
ished. The street railway barns were
close to the scene of tho accident, and a rescu
ins party was soon on hand. Tho victims were
taken from tho wreck and hurried away in
ambulances to hospitals within a short space of
time. All of them were so badly injured that
they had to be carried from tho track.
Two sisters, Louisa and Minnie Mack, were in
tuecar. uney ootn lay unuortuo wreclc. rnev
were lifted tenderly and carried
neighboring saloon. Both were
scious; but stimulants revived
so that they were able to tell their
Minnie's body was terribly crushed and
blood trickled from an ugly wound in, the
head. She was taken to Stalexis hospital
and died in half an hour. Her sister Louisa
was badly hurt about the head and arms, the
muscles of the right forearm being torn away
from tho bone. She will probably recover. Tho
wrecked cars were bespattered with blood, and
the hands, faces, and clothing of the rescuers
were covered with tho crimson fluid.
$0,000,000 For Stock-Yards.
Chicago, Sept. 0. Thero havo been develop
ments during tho week which Indicate that It is
the intention of tho packers to remove tho in
dustry across tho Indiana lino. A negotiation
is said to he in progress for the purchase of
about 10,000 acres of "land. Prominent Chicago
packers are known to bo in tho deal and the
general supposition Is that it la tho intention to
establish stock-yards in tho territory west of
the Indiana State line, and around Hyde, Wolf,
and George lakes. Tho trausactlou if concluded
will iuvolve from $0,000,000 to $9,000,000.
Tho Hottest Day of tho Season.
New Brunswick, N. J., Sept. 0. This was
tho hottest day experienced here this year. At 11
A. M. the mercury stood at 92. At noon .Jane
way it Carpender, wall-paper works, aud
other manufacturing firms shut down, the men
not being able to stand tho heat. The mercury
ranged from 9S to 100 in somo of tho factory
Twenty Lashes AVith the "Cat."
Toronto, Ont Sept. 0. William J. Mc
Leod, who was sentenced to forty lashes, to bo
clven In two Installments, and two years' Im
prisonment for crlmiually. assaulting a little
girl, received tho first installment of the cat to
day. Ho took his puulshuient poorly, yelling
for mercy at every stroke.
Prosperous Season Probable.
Bellei'onte, Pa., Sept. 0, Tho full twenty
pots of the furnace of tho Bellefonto glass
works begau blowing this morulng. The fur
nace has not run at full capacity for a year and
a half. The prospects for a prosperous season
Bishop of Dramere Dead,
Duiilin, Sept. 0. Most Rev. John Plus
Leahy, D. D., Roman Catholic Bishop of Dra
mere, is dead.
Special "Weather Bulletin.
Tho Signal Office Issued last night the follow
ing special bulletin:
The latest information relative to the cyclone
in tho Gulf reports the disturbance west-southwest
of Havana crossing Yucatan, moving prob
ably west by north. No evidence of its pres
ence has yet been given by reports from Gulf
A storm of considerable Intensity Is ceutral In
Northern Minnesota, which will probably causo
high winds in its passage over the upper lakes.
It is preceded in its movement eastward by a
considerable rise iu temperature, which will be
felt Sunday over tho lower lake reuiou and the
Ohio Valley, aud is followed by a decided fall,
which will extend eastward to Illinois by to
For tho District of Columbia, Marylaud, Dela
ware, aud Virginia, fair; warmor; southwesterly
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A.M., 72;
8 P.M., 75; menu temperature, 77; maximum. 80;
mtnltiiiim itftt -iiiit tiiililtttiil 1 til 111 I f r (Va M'rttnl
precipitation, 0.01 iuches.