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Prom sea or mountain,
to notify the carrier or
DISPATCH office, that
on your paper may be
A TENTED HOST
30,000 ARE ALREADY THERE
And 7,000 of them Are Veter
ans in Their 3,000 Tents
Upon the Field.
PITTSBUKG AT THE FB0ITT,
With Several Programmes of Ab
sorbing Interest to be Hicely
THE K0STEE AND THE 0EAT0ES,
Including the Old War Got.
- Curtin, Who Arrived With
REYIFAL OP THRILLING MEMORIES
1FEOJI A ETAIT CORBESrOIfDEJTT.
tember 10. The be
ginning of the great
celebration on this
historic field is cer
tainly a marked suc-
i! cess. The additional
thousands who have
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Gettysburg by both
railroads have swelled the crowds of visitors
already on the grounds into one mighty
multitude that will, ere Thursday night, be
so augmented as to seek in vain for any
sort of accommodation in all this
region. With Pennsylvania Day yet to
come, andthat day scheduled as one of 48
hours' duration, it is evident that even to-
Knap's Battery Monument on Culp's Sill.
day's interesting Fcenes and incidents afford
but a foretaste of what is to follow.
Thousands upon thousands will remember,
while they live, this reunion of 1889.
So much for the visitors in general. The
Boys in Blue are marching upon Gettys
burg 60,000 strong. Thirty thousand have
already arrived, and fresh accessions are
coming in upon every train. The railroads
entering here brought over 300 carloads of
old soldiers here to-day, and greater crowds
of them are expected to-morrow.
They come lrom all parts of Pennsylva
nia, from New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois, Michigan, and even from points still
more remote from the scene of the greatest
battle of modern history. The citizens of
tins little town, with a popnlation of 3,000,
are making every effort to accommodate the
37lc One Hundred and Forty-third Pennsyl
vania Monument on Chambcrtburg Pike.
old warriors, and to-night the town is a vast
hostelry, to which all are welcomed.
Camp Samuel Harper, named in honor of
the gallant Pittsburcer who died last May,
is dotted with 3,000 tents, under which to
night lie 7,000 veterans, while the wind
wails and shrieks a requiem for those who
gave their lives on that bloody field. Every
house is crowded with the old soldiers, and
the streets are almost impassable; yet there
is but little drunkenness.
Allegheny county's fighting blood is well
represented among the battle-scarred heroes.
Delegations have already arrived, repre
senting the following organizations, whose
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part in the battle will be commem
orated to-morrow by the dedication
of monuments: Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh
and Twellth Pennsylvania Beserves; Sixty
first, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Seventy
fourth, One Hundred and Second, One
Hundred and Fifth, One Hundred and
Seventh, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth
and One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Pennsyl
vania Infantry; Knapp's, Thompson's and
MeClellan's Batteries, and the Fourth
riTTSBUEG'S ORATORS BEADY.
General A. L. Pearson will deliver the
oration at the dedication of the Monument
of the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Kegi
ment, and Colonel E. J. Allen will
read a poem he has prepared for
the occasion. Captain S. L. Full
wood will deliver an address at
the One Hundred and Second Eegiment
dedication, and Presley S. Brown will ren
der a solo.
The followiug G. A. R. Posts from Alle
gheny county are already represented here
by large delegations: Posts 3, 38, 41, 59,
88. 127, 128, 151, 157, 162, 236, 257 and 360.
Every other post in Allegheny county is
represented by scattering delegations of
from three to a dozen persons.
Governor Beaver and Governor Curtin,
the famous "War Governor, arrived to-day
and took up their quarters at the Springs
Hotel, near where the Twelfth Regiment,
X. G. P., is in camp. They spent the
greater part of the day in viewing the
battlefields and cemetery, and in responding
to the spontaneous ovations tendered them
by the old soldiers
AN INFORMAL BEYIEW.
The State Board of Commissioners, to
whom was intrusted the worry of providing
suitable monuments to commemorate the
gallant deeds of Pennsylvania regi
ments on the field at Gettysburg,
paid an informal visit to the
battlefield to-day. The board is composed of
Brevet Brigadier General John P. Taylor,
President; Brevet Brigadier General J. P.
S. Gobi n, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John
P. Nicholson and Brevet Colonel R. Bruce
Ricketts. Major Samuel Harper was Secre
tary of the board at the time of his death.
To-morrow will be devoted to the dedica
tion of the monuments on the battlefield
by the Pennsylvania commands engaged
in the battle. In the evening there
will be a sham battle on the fighting ground,
in which a number of veteran organizations
and the Twelfth N. G. P. will participate.
THE BIGGEST DAT OP ALL.
Thursday is Pennsylvania's Day proper,
when the transfer of the monuments will
take place. The grand parade, which
will be reviewed by Governor Beaver,
will precede the ceremony, and will be
participated in by 68 regiments of
infantry, seven batteries and four
regiments of cavalry, all of whom were
engaged in the fight at Gettysburg.
In addition to these there will
be in line many survivors of Gettysburg
not connected with any regimental associa
tions, and several thousand G. A. It. men.
Altogether, it is expected that 15,000 men
will be in line.
Among the many Pitteburgers who have
already arrived are Judge Slsgle, Colonel
It. Gray, Captain W. McCJclland, Captain
W. P Herbert, Major Monroe7"CoIonet
Snodgrass, Captain W. J. Patterson and
Colonel Gallupe. Judge Collier is ex
pected, but has not yet arrived.
SURPRISES OP SOLDIERING.
Tlio Roller of I.lcntcnnnt Leinly Breaks
Array Gossips AH Up.
IFrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
"Washington, September 10. National
Guard officers and men are very much dis
appointed over the relieving of Lieutenant
Lemlv from duty as Adjutant General of
the district militia. He was esteemed an
efficient and a very popular officer. The
order issued by the Secretary of "War yes
terday relieving him from duty was a gen
One theory advanced for the order is that
General Drum is back of the whole matter.
It is said that Lieutenant Lemly's father-in-law,
General Palmer, and General Drum
have long cherished a feud, and General
Drum has sworn eternal enmity to General
Palmer and all that was his. Lieutenant
Lemiy's entrance into General Palmer's
family by marriage, therefore, would, if all
were true, bring himself under the ban of
General Drum's displeasure.
When President Harrison was here last
week he took luncheon with General Drum,
and soon afterward the Secretary of "War
made up his mind that Lieutenant Lcmly
must go. When General Ordway urged the
Secretary of "War. last Friday to name a
permanent Adjutant General for the militia,
Secretary Proctor gave him to understand
that it would not be Lieutenant Lemly, and
announced his intention of bringing an offi
cer from the "West
EARTHQUAKE AT WILKESBARRE.
Buildings nnd People In Thnt Vicinity Re
ceive Quito a Shock.
Wixkesbabbe, September 10. People
in this city to-night were considerably
agitated by a sharp shock of earthquake
which occurred at 8:15 o'clock. Buildings
here, in Ashley, Kingston, Pittston and
surrounding country trembled for several
seconds vigorously enough to rattle glass
ware and crockery, and in some cases to
throw them on the floor.
At about the time the shock was felt here
an extensive cave-in took place at Ply
month, three milps from here. At 11-30
this evening it is reported from
there that five acres or more of the Dela
wAc nnd Hu dson mine surface had gone
down. There was no one at work at the
ALIVE FORTY MINUTES.
The Lineman Killed 'by Electricity In
Buffalo Lived Thnt Lone.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.:
Buitalo, September 10. K. Hugh
Ferry's death by electricity, last Thursday,
on a raft of wires he was fixing on Seneca
street, as was shown at the Coroner's inquest
to-day, seems to have been quite as horrible
as was first reported.
The testimony of the linemen who rescued
him was that Ferry was alive during the
entire 40 minutes he was hanging on the
The verdict was that Ferry came to his
death by electricity throueh inexperience
and his own carelessness, blaming nobody.
THINK THEY I1AYE GOT TIIEM.
Reported Capture of the Tramps Who At
tncked lbs Train Bands.
Coshocton, September 10. it is
thought that the tramps captured
here last night are a part of the
gang who made the murderous attack
on the Pennsylvania Railroad brakemea
at Walls station, near Pittsburg, a few
nights ago. The descriptions furnished by
the Pittsburg authorities correspond with
the two now in custody.
It is thought that th'e gang made such a
desperate resistance fearing arrest for being
connected with the Wall's station shooting.
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A PLACE FOR G0FP.
As Attorney General IIo Conld Look Ont
for lbs Party's Interests In the
Sooth The Supreme Court Tn-
cancr Still In the Balance.
ISrECIAL TELEOIIA11 TO THB DISPATCH.
"Washington, September 10. The
President found so much to do to-day, that
he decided to defer his departure for Deer
Pork until to-morrow. He saw few per
sons, however, aside from prominent officials
and one or two Congressmen, or the Cabinet
officers who called. Attorney General
Miller consumed the longest time, and it is
said that the discussion between him and
the President was for the most on the sub
ject of the filling the vacanoy on the Su
"While it was fully decided a month ago
that Mr. Miller should go to the Supreme
Bench, and General Goff, of WeRt Virginia,
to the Attorney General's office, recently
that arrangement of the slate has seemed to
be shattered. Reports to this effect have
led many prominent Republicans, unsolic
ited, to urge anew some deal that will
place General Goff in the office of Attor
ney General, in the interests of the Repub
lican success in the South. Ther argue that
the Federal election laws now in existence
are sufficient to ensure fair elections if they
are enforced, and that a Southern man of
General GofTs standing and possessing. his
knowledge of the methods by which
Southern elections are carried by the Dem
ocrats just the man to enforce them, which
Goff would do if he were in tho office of
Attorney General. "With adequate en
forcement of these laws it is believed that
West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina,
Florida, and, within a few years, two or
three other Southern States would be cap
tured by the Republicans, thus removing
New York from its position as the "pivotal
State," with all the temptations to corrup
tion by both parties that the phrase implies.
These considerations are having great
weignt with the Kepublicans in every part
of the country, and in view of them the
President is receiving many communica
tions urging Mr. Miller lor the Supreme
Bench and Goff for Attorney General.
The President has given no intimation to
anyone, so far as can be learned, in regard
to the time of the appointment to the va
cancy on the Supreme Bench, and many be
lieve he will not make the appointment un
til after the meeting of Congress, when the
views of leading Congressmen will be ac
cessible. COLORED ODD FELLOWS.
Olccttne orthe Grand LodEO In Hnrrlsburs
rEPEClAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Habbisbubg, September 10. The' ninth
annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of the
Grand United Order of Colored Odd Fel-
Ipws is being held in the hall of the House.
District Master John D. Allen, of Phila
delphia, called the lodge to order, and Mayor
Fritchey welcomed the delegates. Perma
nent officers of the convention were elected
Chairman, M. V P., "William Catlin, of
Coal City; Vice Chairman, M.V.P., Joshua
D. Matthews, of Philadelphia; Assistant
Secretary, R. F. Bowser, of Philadelphia;
Chaplain, J. C. Brock, of Chester.
There is a lively contest for district mas
ter. Among those prominently mentioned
are Charles A. Jones, of Pittsburg, better
known as "Ajax" Jones; John D. Allen, of
Philadelphia, the incumbent; J. Cathlin, of
Pittsburg; J. L. Thomas, of Harrisburg,
and Charles Brown, of Philadelphia.
To-morrow afternoon the drilled branches
of the order will have a street parade.
Lodges from the Cumberland valley, Phil
adelphia, Pittsburg, Allegheny, Wilming
ton and elsewhere will participate. Prof.
William Howard Day will deliver an
oration from the cast front of the Capitol.
The Hopeful Democratic Leaders Preparing
for ibe State. Campalsn.
rSrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DIBPATCH.1
Philadelphia, September 10. Ed
mund A. Bigler, Democratic candidate for
State Treasurer; Elliott P. Eisner, Chair
man of the Democratic State Committee;
Congressman-elect Kerr, of Clearfield coun
ty; Sheriff Krumbhaar, and Benjamin M.
Nead, of Dauphin county, Secretary of the
State organization, held an extended con
ference this afternoon in the Girard House.
After the conference closed Chairman Kis
ncr, Candidate Bigler and Congressman
Kerr called on ex-Senator Wallace, who
was stopping at the Continental Hotel.
To-night Chairman Kisncr in speaking
of the prospects of the Democracy said:
"Our organization is in first class shape. It
being an off year the vote will as a matter
of course, be light, but we will endeavor to
poll our full proportion. We have not yet
fully matured our plans, but we will get
our headquarters going in a few days."
Candidate Bigler and ex-Senator Wallace
spent some time together to-night. Both of
the Clearfield county leaders appeared con
tented with the present situation.
DIVORCED FROM A PROPHET.
Brooklyn's Woman Barber Can't Stand a
(SPECIAL TELEOBAU TO TUB DISrATCII.l
Netv York, September 10. Mrs. Sarah
J. Greenslade appeared to-day before Jus
tice Cullen in the Supreme Court, Brook
lyn, to tell why she wanted a separation
from Lewis B. Greenslade, the relicrious
crank known as "Lewis the Light." She
testified as follows:
"I was married 18 years ago in Toronto,
Canada, and have three children. I don't
remember that my husband has ever sup
ported me. The only trade he has is that
of a prophet. He goes about preaching. I
work as a barber for a living."
"Is your husband sick?" asked Justice
"No, sir," Mrs. Greenslade replied. "He
is able and strong."
Mrs. Greenslade got her decree, with. 55
a week alimony and the custody of the
IN HOLY HORROR.
How Congressmen In Boston Regard John
L. Sullivan's Notion.
tEFECIAL TELEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Boston, September 10. "Rising Sun"
Morse, Congressman-elect, with the Guber
natorial bee in his bonnet,on being asked by
your correspondent to-aay what he thought
of John L. Sullivan running for Congress,
said: "Such a proposition is preposterous; I
hope it will never bo true that any political
party in any Congressional district in
Massachusetts would imitato the slums of
New York City, in sending a prize fighter
Henry Cabet Lodge, M. C, was found at
Nahant. He said: "The election will not
take place until next year, and I think
Sullivan will be tired of the notion by that
time. Still, speaking seriously, I Tear that
the undue prominence given to men of his
class may aid him, if he perseveres."
To Celcbrnto an Anniversary.
Washington, September 10. Secretary
Windom has directed that the Treasury
Department be closed at noon to-morrow to
commemorate its hundredth birthday.
Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of
the Treasury, assumed office September 11,
TERRIFIC WIND STORM
The Eastern Atlantic Coast Swept by
an Extensive Cyclone.
GREAT DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE,
Especially Along the Prominent Seashore
DESOLATION AT COKE! ISLAND.
Scenes in Hew York Four Men Adrift on the Ocean In
an Open Boat.
The wind storm which commenced on the
northeast Atlantic coast Sunday night, was
still raging last night. Immense damage
has been done at Coney Island. Atlantic
City and other places. No loss of life has
been reported so far.
18FECIAL TELEORAJt TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, September 10. It was a wild
time at Coney Island. Although for three
days the wind had held partly offshore, the
waves had steadily piled higher and higher
on the beach, and with each succeeding tide
had reached further and further in shore
wherever the contour of the shore permitted.
From Norton's Point to the life-saving sta
tion, and as far beyond as the eye could
reach, the leaden rollers, snow capped, fell
crashing on the sand, and sent
the spray high in the air. They came
from a cyclone which was raging out to sea,
and was gradually drawing nearer to the
Coney Island coast. Even as early as Sun
day the waves were flooding across the con
course between the new iron pier and the
Brighton Hotel, and on Monday night at
high tide the pop corn men and the raw
clam men and the men with broad-rockered
chairs to let had to move back.
DIDN'T BEALIZE DANGEB.
But they did not even then dream of real
danger, and when on Monday night the last
train had left and the last drove of merry
makers had gone, they shut up their shops
rejoicing in the last Monday's traffic of the
season. They retired in peace, they awoke
At 5 o'clock yesterday morning the
jockeys began to make their way towa-d the
stables of the Brighton Beach race .rack.
Thev were astounded to find the water up
around the fence over shoe top dee;. A
slight examination showed them thatJt was
still rising. An alarm was raised, sad in
15 minutes the stables were thpnged
with excited owners, jockeys and iitable
boys, half wild to get the racers oit of
danger, for to them it seemed thi. the
stables as well as the track were doimed.
It was a serious case. James McCoimiok
found the horses imprisoned by the iood,
and was obliged to knock down the v)oard
wall between his stalls and the ground be
yond. Lakeland with Exile and the jest of
his string had to tollow where McCo mick
had broken the way.
THEKB 'WERE THKEE HTJNDBK3.
In all 300 racers were in stalls thee and
they had to be moved suddenly. Thej were
taken to the Gravesend track, where Super
intendent Brush filled every spare still; to
Sheepshead Bay, where Superintendent
Clark did as well, and the overflow mnt to
Kregers and the hotels thereabouts.
Meantime the waves had been beatlne at
the foundations of the structures of ever?'
sort along shore from the Oriental to tie
West End. The hnge bulkheads, backed
with broken stone in front of the Oriental
and the Manhattan, swayed and cracked,
then, shortly before 6 o'clock, the boards d
the walks began to jump, splintered ant
broken from the timbers, driven up by the
water that was forced between the piles it
huge volumes. The old Marine Railwajj
from the Manhattan to the Brighton, waf
buried out of sight by the rollers that swept
over it. f
"WOBK OP A MINUTE.
At 6 o'clock, save only for splintered
boardwalks along the Manhattan and Ori
ental Hotels, the waves had cerved only ti
add to the attractions of the beach. On
minute later, by actual observations made
in the Manhattan Hotel, a 40-foot section of
the timber work on top of the piles of
the old Marine Railroad was broken
from its fastenings, cracking off timbers of
a square foot section like straws, and was
sent driving along with the curling waves
toward the beach like a monster raft. It
stranded against the outer track of the new
road, and canted it upon edge as quickly as
the wind could cant a shingle. It was the
last of a series of three waves that did this.
In three or four minutes more three more,
the largest that had yet been seen, and ac
cording to the men at the hotel, the largest
ever seen there, came rolling heavily in.
Tearing its way through the shattered frame
work, it swept up the beach, and, striking
the canted sea board track, lifted it up bod
ily and threw it clear over the other track.
The rails were bent and twisted, the ties
were torn from their fastenings; and both
tracks were shifted nearly a red toward
THE GBEAX BATHING PAVILI ON,
the property of the Brighton Beach Hotel,
that stood on piles in the edge of the snrf to
the east ot the hotel could stand the strain
no longer. It was formerly 100 feet long,
and two-and-a-half stories hign. Creaking
and groaning, it was lifted up almost bodi
ly from the piles by the rising
flood, and it dropped with a mighty
crash on the sand. It was torn to
pieces as if by a tornado, ana
the fragments were piled in drifts against
the foundations of the hotel, and the walks
and buildings beyond. For two hours the
crash of breaking timbers was mingled with
the roar of the surf the whole length of the
Shanties of every degree, platforms, walks
and fences that were within reach of the
waves were crushed and broken, and desola
tion marked the track the waves had made.
That the reader who has seen Coney Island
as it was may fully understand what has oc
curred, let him imagine that he could land
at the new iron pier from the boat. He
would have to jump for it to get on the pier,
and jump with care, for the old slanting
landing is gone and the flooring torn up in
great breadths at the outer end.
"WAVES SWEPT TJNBESTBAINED.
Leaving the pier and turning to the left
he would find a wide pavilion under the
shadow of tho iron tower. Between that
and the sea the waves wept unrestrained.
Not everything was destroyed, but not any
thing escaped injury.
Just at the east ot the entrance of the new
pier lies a big platform, whereon a couple
ofmenusedto exhibit trained dogs. The
platform must be rebuilt. Toward
the sea from this platform was
an ochre-colored shanty, wherein one Cole
took familv groups for 23 cents regardless.
It was broken in two, one part bent around
like the blade of a jack knife.
No other damage worth mentioning was to
be seen until the foot of the boulevard was
reached on the way over the concourse to the
Brighton Hotel. It was plain, however,
that the water had flooded across the asphalt
pavement several feet deep.
The destruction began between the foot of
the boulevard and tbe Brighton Hotel. At
the foot of the bonlevard stood three
pavilions. They were substantially floored
and roofed. The' waves had torn up the
floors, and utterly destroyed the floor of the
one nearest the sea. The stages that run
from the iron pier fo Brighton had to leave
SEPTEMBER ll, 1889.
the concourse at the foot of the boule
vard and drive in shore to Bader'a
Hotel. The in-shore line of fine
debris, which showed the utmost distance
covered by the surf, was against Bader's
Hotel fence, and east of that under the
elevated railroad. Between the elevated
road and the fence of the raoe track was a
lagoon no one knew how deep.
The Brighton Beach Railroad is sub
merged. No trains are running. The
angry waves dashed agaist Seidl's muiio
stand, each wave tearing away great chunks
of it at every burst! All efforts to save the
structure were abandoned.
The total property lost on Coney Island
Trill be sot less than a quarter of a million.
IN NEW "YORK CITY.
The Sowers Carried the Water Into Roomers'
Houses An Army of Rats.
ISrECIAL TxlxQBAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
NewYobk, September 10. Tho ships
along the rivers looked at high tide in the
morning as if they were going to take a sail
through the streets. At the battery the water
came up within six inches ot the top of the
stone sea wall, and the white-crested waves
broke over the wall and sent fountains of
spray spurting far in on the stone pave
ment. The guards of the revenue cutters
Chandler, Washington and Manhattan, in
their berths just south of the barge office,
were even with the top of the stone pier,
over which waves splashed.
The water continued to rise, pouring into
the sewer-pipes and out of the culverts,
flooding the streets, until, at 9 o'clock. West
and South streets and nearly all the cross
streets along the North and East river
down-town resembled a miniature dirty
Venice. There was a depth of IS inches of
water in some of the streets, and cellars
At 10 o'clock the flow of water ceased,
and at 10:30 o'clock the sewers began to
drain the streets again. The cellars did not
empty themselves, though. You could
float a row boat in the dining room of Ev
erett's hotel, which runs through from
Vesey to Barclay streets, in the basement,.
Several of the guests were breakfasting
when the water began to come up through
Dozens of other places fared no better.
There was a big demand for small hand
pumps, and in an hour after high tide
nearly 100 men could be seen workine awav.
r pumping out cellars. The water did not
nooa the streets below Barling Blip.
The cellars and basements in nearly all
the houses from the Battery to Roosevelt
street and from South to Water streets were
almost full. In Wall street many tea, coffee
and sugar brokers who occupy basement
offices, were compelled to move to dry
ground for awhile. The tracks of the Belt
Line road In South street were in some
places a foot under water. The horse cars,
which turn the corner of Pfck Slip, had to
go through nearly 18 inches of water. The
pier of the New Haven Steamboat Company
at the foot of Peck Slip was just about on a
level with the river when the tide was
highest. The high tide was particularly
annoying to the ferryboats.
Great trouble was caused by the rats
which were driven into the markets and
stores by the rising waters.
THE SEASIDE RESORTS.
Atlantic CI It, Capo May and Other Points in
Philadelphia, September 10. Much
damage has been done here by the wind
storm. Reports received here indicate that
the damage to railroad lines entering At
lantio City, C3pe May, Sea Isle City, Ocean
City and othercoastresortsisverygreat. The
Camden and Atlantic and the West Jersey
roads were unable to-day to .get a train in or
out of Atlantic City. The Reading Railroad
Company managed to get one of its early
trains out, but no more. The meadows near
Atlantic City are covered with water, and
the tracks are washed away in places.
The water in the old Camden and At
lantic Excursion House at Atlantic City is
four or five feet high. Ocean City is almost
entirely under water, and the beach road,
which is floated by every high tide,
is believed to be an entire wreck.
Up to a late hour to-night communication
by ttlegraph had not been had with any
point on the coast between the Delaware
breakwater and Atlantic City.
At Lewes, Del., the wind has been blow
ing a cale all day, and at Op. m. is una
bated. The tide was the highest since 18C7.
Telegraphic communication with the Break
water was destroyed about 9 o'clock this
morning. Both wooden piers have been
destroyed. The schooners Allena Covert,
Henry M. Clarke, J. F. Becker, Byron M.,
Maud Seward, Noreno, Gertrude Summers
and four unknown schooners are ashore.
At Cape May the Life Saving Station has
been destroyed, and the Cape May and
Sewell's Point Railroad has been washed
At Cape May Point Coulton Hall i3 un
dermined and the sea has cut into the whole
front of the place from SO feet to 100 feet.
IN AN OPEN BOAT.
Fonr of tbo Crew of the monitor Passaic
On tho Son.
ANNArOLis, Md., September 10. The
Monitor Passaic, Lieutenant Commander
W. W. Kilpatrick commanding, left
here this morning. Off -Sandy Point
heavy weather was encountered. The
Passaic was towing the steam launch
Swan, which had banked fires. The launch
was filling with water from the heavy seas,
and an attempt was made tq take the launch
aboard ship, but the davitts would not hold
it. The launch filled with water and went
down. Seaman John H. Bush was aboard
and floating. .
A whaleboat was dispatched after him
and picked him up, but the boat was unable
to regain the shin, which was then at
anchor. The last seen of the whaleboat it
was drifting down the bay.
It contained Ensign H. B. Gressell,
Frederick Carr and Seamen Parker and
Scott. It is expected the whaleboat will be
picked up at Thomas Point, or the mouth
of South river to-morrow.
DRIVEN ASHORE IN DISTRESS.
The Awful Storm Catches tho Steamer Idle,
wild and a Yacht.
rSPECIAt. TELIOBAM TO TITB DISPATCH. 1
Lono Island City, September 10.
The steamboat Idlewild, on her way from
Glen Cove to New York, loaded with pas
sengers, put into Great Neck about 7 o'clock
to-night in.dlstress. The light wood work
on the upper decks was all stove in. One of
her wheel boxes was also smashed. The.
passengers were greatly frightened. They
took a train for Long Island City.
The sloop yacht Crocodile is driving
ashore near White Stone Landing. Unless
the wind changes or abates, she will proba
bly bring up on the beach. No assistance
can be rendered her.
The Long Island Railroad iron bridge
across the Shinnecock Canal at Shinnecock
Hills is expected to be washed away.
OYER A HUNDRED.
Death of a Veteran of tbe War of 1812
rSPZCIAI. TELKOUAM TO TBE DISPATCn.l
Scbanton, Pa., September 10. Jacob
Rodgers has died at the age of 111 years.
He was born near Pittsburg on January 1,
1778. He was in the war of 1812, and was
wounded at the battle of Lundy's Lane.
By bis first wife he was the father of 15
children, and by his second 6.
Nine of the 21 are all living, one of them
HIS TONGUE IS SEEST
Sever Again Ml Capitol Balls Re
spond to Bis Peerless Wit.
SUBSET COX BEEATBES BIS LAST.
His Final Words Were of the New States
That He Had Created.
A SKETCH OF A REMARKABLE CAREER
The History of UievBnckeje Bo; Who Won Honors la
Congressman Samuel S. Cox died last
evening at 8:33 o'clock. The end was peace
ful. His last thoughts were devoted to the
four new States, to which he expressed a
wish to add Arizona and New Mexico. A
few hours previously he was jesting in his
rSPZCIAI. TILEGIIAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, September 10. "Sunset"
Cox is no more. The lamp of life of tbe
genial and briliant Congressman was ex
tinguished at 8:33 this evening. After tho
morning consultation of Doctors Wynkoop,
Scudder and Lockwood it was known that
it was but a question of time, and a very
short time at that. The end was quiet.
and the dying man
breathed his last as
peacefully as if falling
into a light sleep.
Mrs. Cox, who had
been scarcely away
from her husband's
bedside for the past
two days and nights.
held his left hand,
while his old friend,
Douglass Taylor, held
the other! He 'had
Samuel S, Cox. been conscious all
day, until about a quarter of an hour be
fore the end. Dr. .Lockwood was in at
tendance at the time and Nicholas Kearney,
William Hirschfield, two nurses and two
servants were in the room. All knelt about
the masteb passion.
Mr. Cox's last conversation was about the
four territories, whose Statehood he hoped to
father. He mentioned New Mexico and
Arizona, and said something about making
a great effort in their behalf in the coming
session. Two hours before he died, his col
ored servant, who had just come on from
Washington, went to the bed, and Mrs. Cox
asked her husband if he recognized him.
He looked at him and patted him on the
shoulder. The colored man's eyes filled
with tears, while all were deeply affected.
In the afternoon, while Dr. Lockwood
was talking to him, Mr. Cox made some
witty remark which completely upset the
doctor a dignity. Late in the afternoon
telegrams were sent to Mr. Cox's three
sisters, two of whom live in Zanesville, O.,
and the other in St. Louis. Mr. Cox's
nephew, who is the Superintendent of the
Smithsonian Institute, was also telegraphed
Dr. Lockwood said that the immediate
cause of death was heart failure, and the
cause peritonitis. Telegrams were sent to
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Rep
resentatives, J. P. Leedom, and to Speaker
' 3EffABkABLE"CATJEEB. ' '
Samuel Sullivan Cox was one of the most
noted men in the country, and served more
years in Congress than any of his colleagues.
He was born in Zanesville, O., September
30, 1824. His father, Ezekiel Taylor Cox,
was a leading politician of Ohio and a
membor of the State Senate in 1832-33. His
grandfather, General James Cox, of Mon
mouth, N. J., fought at the battles of
Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth.
He was a personal friend of Thomas Jeffer
son, was elected to Congress in 1808, and
died while a member. The mother of
S. S. Cox was a daughter of Samuel Sullivan,
who was Treasurer of Ohio in 1818, and had a
high reputation for probity. Mr. Cox attended
the Ohio University at Athens, but subse
quently became a student of Brown University,
Rhodo Island, where he graduated with honor
In the class of 1816. He adonted the profession
of law. and after being admitted practiced
many years successfully. H6 then made a trip
to Europe, and on bis return published a very
readable and popnlar book on travels entitled,
"The Buckoyo Abroad." On his return, in
1853, Mr. Cox became owner and editor of the
Columbus, O., Statesman, tbe Democratic
organ of the State. In 1853 President Pierce
tendered Mr. Cox tbo position of Secretary of
Legation to England, but he was not able to ac
cept tho honor. Bubsequently, however, ho
accepted the Secretaryship of the Legation at
LONG SERVICE IN CONGBES3.
On his resignation and return to Ohio, Mr.
Cox was elected from the Columbus district to
Congress in 1850 when 82 years of age. Alto
gether he has been elected to 11 different Con
gresses, the Tnlrty-slxth, Thirty-seventh and
Thirty-eighth Congresses as a representative of
tbe capital district ot Ohio, and the Forty-first,
Forty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fourth, Forty
fifth, Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth,
Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses as a repre
rentative from the city ot New York. He did
not serve ont the full term of tbe Forty-ninth
Congress, having been, after he had been Min
ister to Turkey, elected to serve tbe unexpired
term of Joseph Pulitzer. Only ono man now
in Congress was elected before Mr. Cox, and
tbat is Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, Who
was first elected In 1S5L
Upon tho expiration of the Thirty-eighth
Cengress. in ISfio, Mr. Cox removed to tho city
of New York, where he resided until his death.
He published tbat year, under the title of
"Eight Years in Congress," a book of his ex
periences and observations while a member of
tbe House. The work is dedicated to his con
stituents in Ohio.
ELECTED FROM NEW TORE".
Inl&GSMr. Cox was again put into the field
for Congress, this time by tho Democracy of
bis adopted home, and was triumphantly elected
their representative to the Forty-first Con
gress. Before the assembling of Congress be
again visited tho Old World, touring through
Spain and other parts of Southern Europe
and Northern Africa. On liis.homeward trip
be tarried long enough in England to write an
interesting book of his travels, which he pub
lished in London. It was entitled, "A Search
for Winter Sunbeams," and has nad an ex
tensive circulation in this country.
In 1870 Mr. Cox was re-elected over Horace
Greelev. who was the Republican candidate. In
1S72 he received tbe nomination from the Demo
cratic State Convention for Congressman at
Large, and handsomely led the balance of the
Democratic State ticket. Tlio majority against
Mr. Cox was 15.000 less than the majorities
against Greeley for President and Kern an for
Governor. Tho death of Hon. James Brooks
occurring the following spring, Mr. Cox was
nominated and elected to fill the vacancy.
He has been: again and again elected; once
with only 41 votes against him, and to the
Forty-eighth Congress by a majority of 11,360
against tho foreman of John Roach's works,
and on tbe revenue tariff issue. He was elect
ed to the Fiftieth Congress from the Ninth New
York district by avoteof 13,751. against 8,239 for
his Republican opponent.
SOME OF HIS "WORK.
It was once asked by Mr. Blaine? "What
measure aJJemocrat ever carried through?" It
is answered that the life-saving service Is Mr.
Cox's peculiar measure. Since bo gave it the
impulse it has saved 12,000 lives and $16,000,000 of
property. The work upon which he most prided
himself, however, w as the erection of the four
new State", the North and South Dikotas.
Montana and Washineton. This was referred
to at some length in The Dispatch, yester
day. During Mr. Cox's Congressional career he
has served as a member of the Committee on
Foreign Affairs, and as one of the resents of
the Smithsonian Institution, and at his death
was a member of tho Board of Regents. In the
Forty.flf th Coneress he was
Committee on Banking and'
Was bis bill that hrmrrht haelr
and GTOt rlA nf thn fF9tfnnftt mlrrpri
Mr. Cox was & nstnrftl naTlI&msnt
rules Of thh TTnnaA mm t life flnil
alwavs readv tn tin annllerl TTn was frn
Called to ths chAir. sml orMlft tin thna ff&fl
valuable experience a presldlne officer, he
velopedarare aptitude for the duties of tfl
must exacting ana responsible position.
. THE TITLE OF SUNSET.
As "Sunset" Cox the dead statesman was
better known than by his right name. A glow
ing piece of sophomoric description in tbe Co
lumbus, O., Statesman, called forth by a bean
tifnl sky one night in tbe summer of 1968. is
responsible forthe name.
when Minister to Tartar, which position ha
held by appointment of President Cleveland.
In 1881. ho wrote soma exceedingly clever and
witty letters on life In that country. While be
had tbe general reputation of being a humorist,
he was one of tbe most erudite men In pnbHo
life. His reading was extensive and bis memory
was wonderful. Among bis forensic efforts tno
widest noted for wit was tbat against tbe army
moth contracts. In which he analyzed tbe
number of sneezes In a pinch of moth powder,
and tbe number of sneezes required to break
the neck of a moth.
THE DEAL COMPLETED.
Stockholders oftheThorass Iron Company
Accept the syndicate Offer The Sets
Will Clear Them Over
100 Per Cent.
rsrxcTAi. nua&ui to thi dispatch.!
Easton, Pa. September 10. The
Thomas Iron Company works are to be sold
to the English syndicate, which recently
made, an offer to buy them. This was de
cided at the annual meeting of the stock
holders 'this afternoon at Hokendauqua,
where the principal portion of the works is
located. Tbe consideration of the question
cbusumed four hours, and the result was fin
ally reached unanimously. The meeting
was the largest the stockholders ever held.
Hon. Augustus Ricke, of Trenton, pre
sided. The directors stated that they had received
a proposition to buy the works; they did not
state who the parties were. They did not
know, but believe them to be the same as
those who purchased the Cleveland Iron
Works. They offered C3,SOO,000 for the
plant. The directors further stated that
tbey believed this was the highest figure
they could get There had been consider
able manifestation of a desire of some stock
holders previous to the meeting not to sell
for tbe price offered. To test this feeling an
amendment was offered by W. H. Hulick,
Easton, that the directors be in
structed to sell for not less than
$4,000,000. On the vote over
25,000 shares were represented, and the to-
suit was almost a tie. Opportunity was
given to change tbe note, and the vote then
stood 19,000 against and 6,000 for, when the
amendment was withdrawn. The original
motion was then passed unanimously.
There are 40,000 shares of stock with a par
value of 50. The stock has recently been
selling at too. xne syndicate's oner mates
the value of the stock 587 a share. Besides
this the company owns bonds, securities and
the like, which the syndicate does not buy,
and which, when added to the amount re
ceived from the syndicate, will realize $105
to fl 07 a share to the stockholders.
KILLED HER HUSBAND.
Tbat Is tbe Cbarse Blade Aealnst Mrs. D. E,
Morris, ofReldsville, 8. C.
rSPECIAt, TELEO BAM TO THI DISPATCH. 1
Columbia, S. C, September 10. The
little town of Reidsville, 8. C.,is greatly ex
cited by the developments of the Coroner's
investigation in the case of D. E. Morris,
who died very suddenly and under rather
peculiar circumstances a few days ago. The
investigation Jias been in progress one week,
and much sensational evidence is being
bronght oat. One year ago Mr. Morris
who was one of the oldest and most sub
stantial business men of Reidsville, was
married to Miss Cora May Scales, a very
pretty yonng lady, and the acknowledged
belle ot the town. It is said tbat
Miss Scales did not love Morris, and her
marriage to him was against her wishes.
This is plainly evident, from the fact that
immediately after the ceremony was per
formed Mrs. Morris absolutely and uncon
ditionally refused to live with her husband
as his wife, and they lived apart until Mor
However, of late, they have both lived in
the same house, occupying separate apart
ments. Some days ago Mrs. Morris asked her hus
band to have his life insured for $10,000
and have the policy made out in her favor.
This was done and the policy was delivered
to her. Morris told his wite that he had
also made his will, and had bequeathed to
her property worth $20,000. He was found
dead in bed a few days later and was buried.
A week later tbe body was exhumed, and
Drs.Bronghton and Gregory pronounced his
death due to chloroform.
Mrs. Morris is now In a very critical con
dition, her nervous system being entirely
unstrung. Three physicians are attending
her, but it is feared she is beyond recovery.
Highly sensational developments are ex
pected in the next few days. Mrs. Morris
is connected with the best families of Buck
ingham county. She has been placed under
arrest to await the Coroner's verdict.
Tbey Get S9.500 From an Old Farmer of
SPECIAL TXLEOBAU TO TUB DISPATCH.
Concord, N. H., September 10. Joel S.
Ordway, of London, a farmer 75 years of
age, has been boldly robbed of 9,500
by two as yet unapprehended vil
lains. The old-fashioned three card
monte shell and "I'll buy your
farm," dodge added to highway rob
bery. Ordway is an orthodox deacon, never
gambled, and is known as a thrifty, sensi
ble farmer. He owns a farm which he
wanted to sell. A young man arrived at
London yesterday, met Urdway, repre
sented himself as a trustee' and possibly
buyer of a farm. They took a drive, and
soon met rascal No. 2. They played the
ordinary game. They told Ordway he had
won $10,000, but must show that amount
himself. He drew ?9; 500 outof three banks,
and the two men got it trom him.
QUARANTINED IN A TENT.
Victims of Diphtheria la Stratford, Conn., In
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Bbidgepobt, Conn., September 10. An
epidemic of diphtheria has broken ont at
Stratford in the County Home for Children,
and, despite all efforts .to check the disease,
new cases are constantly reported. Sarah
O viatt, of Huntington, died Saturday night,
and others are in a critical condition. The
sick children are quarantined in a large
tent, and three trained nurses are employed
on the cases. ,
A temporary home has been bnilt on
Clapboard Hill, and the children who have
escaped the malady will at once be moved
there. Dr. Lindsay, of the State Board of
Health, has visited the institution and
placed Dr. Cogswell, of Stratford, in charge.
WOOLEN JOBBERS FAIL.
A Boston Firm, tbe Oldest In New England,
rSPECIAt. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCIM
Boston, September 10. Burt & Snow,
the oldest house of woolen jobbers in New
England, failed to-day. Liabilities esti
mated at $180,000. The creditors are in
Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Assets
TUB DISPATCH, ul if TO; don't .
you wast, advertise and
sure to get it. "
e Hystericus Messtor ef tite Wtlrt
nmietHajwi jwmi asms, .
ANOTHER 'AWFUI, A9ttMIIA11M
To t&a Lb list of mOfMlmhuiH tfl
TWO SERISS OF TKRIUJ
Sorely Safe Fraa ill Btwtr f ilnHim to.
PMsM'AMts. ' '' " V '1
One more mutilated body ht em & tT
In the Whitechapel, aM mk Loafrtt
cers are again oompletoly igii. IHw.
handiwork of the. aeter Miw Mt, t
sets of crimes are foiag wjJHtfct (Im4
locality. , '),
nrr emxr.-m na TWm
London1, Bep&aber ML TtemwiU it
Londoners dally take tbe' traiM it tfc
'Great Basfem Railway at "Xtk&M'
street, which rises' above the gi4e af'tM,
populous thoroughfares la. WhiteekafasV
and on a level with the hoBiiiijg;
crosses the Thjwwa below the Leofoi . '
The masoB-ry of the railroad strniUit
Tins fit v ffca aivAt hatvsw IbL. ! i ! .
... -Jf WW.W.. ,SOT Uft"BH
sections, wblafi end in blind alleys
the arches on one side, aad, start
from stone piers on the other.
glossy recesses and deserted e&arts im l4
center of a densely populated slum., ,
The higher arches of the steani read
are rented to contractors, col dealers atK
junkmen. Lower down, they are bearded ma
to a height of ten or 15 Aet,'
and where a, stone trestle k,
lowest the empty spaces under tfce,
arches are used as receptacles for garbage,
and during the day as a playgmtBd for rtwa
squalid children of the wretched tonanwr,
houses in the adjoining streets. As a eewe-f
quence of its location, Pinchla street, in.
Whitechapel. running alongside and Jwrtly,
under the railroad structure, Is st Bigot
DESERTED AND STXKK2
in the center of a neighborhood ieesaisg
with the vilest of the hnmaa drees of Lon
don. Cable street, one ot the taaia arteries'
of travel in that port of,
the city, intersects Pinehla street
just below on an. teraedlte
arch and a block to the westward, Leman,
street, a great mercantile thoroughfare, runs
from Whitechapel road to the river. A.
gloomier spot, or one' better fitted for a
tragedy, may not be fbnad ia'all London.
Early this morning- a police officer, whose)
beat is through this lonesome district, de-'
tected in the erowwsr neht what seemed to
be a human body under one of these dark:
arches, and turning the light ot his,
bullseye lamp upon it a terrible,
and sickening sight was disclosed. Lying '
breast downward upon the ground was the
nude trunk and arms of a woman's body.
The head and legs had been severed an d
carried away, as if, indeed, the tragedy had .
occurred on the spot, and a battered'
and bloody chemise was thrown over
the corpse. The policeman blew his '
whistle as a signal for the murderer to get"
ont of the way, and after abundant time
had elapsed for any one to escape from ther
neighborhood, a police cordon formed
around the spot ana a search was made with
the result that
xhbbs drunken satlori
were found in a state of alcoholio
under the next arch, whose condition effei
uolly exculpated them from any complicity
in tne crime. 'Abe reporters were cre-
fully excluded from, the spot, aad the
usual marvellous' asininitj of 'th
London police force was brought
to bear upon the case. The result is that
this, the ninth murder within a period of
18 months in Whltecapel, remains as great
a mystery as the other eight.
This part of London is teeming with de
tectives and policemen. A baseball plaver
could throw a stone from the spot where tha
Berners street murder was committed by
"Jack the Ripper" on September 30,
last year, to the arch, where
the body was found this morning,
and from the arch he might throw another
stone into Leman street police station. And
yet right through these swarming detectives
nnd policemen somebody had brought that
dead body and thrown it under the arch, or
else the murder was committed on that spot
and the head and arms taken away.
The only reason for doubting the acenr
curacy of the first theory is that the polica
hold to it. The body is evidently that of a .
young woman between 20 and 30 years of -age
and there is absolutely nothing about
it in its mntilated state to give the slightest
clue to its identity.
THE TEBRIBLE FEATTBE.
This is evidently not one of Jack tha.
Ripper's crimes and neither was that artist'
responsible for the previous murder in Cas
tle alley on July 16, last. The terrible sig-,
nificance of this morning's discovery is
that it reveals the fact that there
are two series of murders being
committed by two separate criminals,
under the eyes of the police in the heart ot
London. To-day's instance is the fourth
tragedy in which only the trunk of a
woman's body has been found, and the head
and limbs not discovered.
In these instances the bodies have re-,
niained unidentified and the heads havs
never been found. The present case will
doubtless be identical, as the prevailing the
ory is tbatthismuderer bludgeons his victims
and then severs and burns the heads, throw
ing what other members he is unable to dis
pose of otherwise in the Thames, Four un
detected murders therefore lie at the door of
The seven murders in which abdominal
lacerations occurred between April 3
and November 8, 1888. may be at
tributed to the Ripper, and the one of July
16 last to a near imitator of the eviscerator.
The London newspapers picture White
chapel in a state of panio stricken excite
ment to-day. Whitechapel, however, is
STATE OF TOBPOB.
People have become so accustomed to these
tragedies that they cease to excite anything
more than a mild interest and a vague won
der in the minds of street-walkers as to
which one will be taken next. When your
correspondent visited Pinchin street, under
the railway arch at midnight to-night, a
crowd had gathered about the police cordon
which for some inscrutable reason is drawn
about the spot where the body was found.
Numbers of women lay asleep on the side
walk, and others were talking with the po
licemen, but the great body of men, women
and children only stared apathetically at
the black hole where the bloody trunk was
found and perhaps found a species of grati
fication in conjuring up the probable details
ot the crime in their morbid imaginations.
The police are as much in the dark now as
when the body was found this morning, or
when the other bodies were found on the
He Conld Not Identify Them.
Chicago, September 10. Officer Ike
Robinson, of the Lake View police, failed to
identify any of the Cronin suspects as the
man he arrested on the night of May 7.
Tbo Snsnr Trnst Still There.
NEty Yobk September 10. The mana
gers of the Sugar Trust to-day declared the-Jf j
regularly quarterly dividend ot zj4--per