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Wilkie Collins' LasfrSiiry,
Joshua, a Biblical Romance,
By Pro Georg Ebers, the emi
nent novelist and Egyptologist,
will commenoa in next Sunday's
"OneAugust Night in ei," will be
published complete In next San
Thirty-Six People Lose Their
Lives in a Southern Steam
No Cause Can bo Assigned
for the Accident That
Carried Off Many.
SOME TEEE1BLE SCENES
Which Were Soon Buried Beneath
the Bosom of the Missis
LISTS OF THE LOST AND SAVED.
A Passing Steamer Fortunately Eescnes
Many of the Passengers From
a Horrible Fate.
ANOTHER DISASTER ADDED TO 18S9.
The Ouchita Line steamer Corona, bnilt
at Wheeling seven years ago, exploded her
boilers at noon yesterday, near Batsn
Rouge, and immediately sank. Thirty-six
people were lost, most of them the boat's
crew. A passing steamer rescued many of
the passengers, some of them injured, but
none, it is thought, fatally. The cause of
the explosion is a mystery, as the boat had
just been overhauled.
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Netv Oeleans, October 3. The Ouchita
steamer Corona exploded her boilers about
noon to-day, opposite False Biver settle
ment, ten miles above Baton Bouge, and
sank in a few minutes, with the loss of 36
lives. It was the first trip of the Corona
this season, she having just been repaired
at a cost of 512,000, and put, it was sup
posed, in complete order. She left New
Orleans at 7:30 last evening with a fair
cargo, and reached Baton Bouge at about
10:30 o'clock this morning, taking on a num
ber of passengers.
"While opposite False Eiver settlement,
one of the boilers exploded suddenly and in
a most unaccountable manner, no one who
witnessed the explosion directly surviving
to tell exactly how the accident did ocenr.
The explosion was one of the most violent
ever known on a steamboat. It knocked
down the root of the cabin and sent
splinters flying in every direction, wound
ing a number of persons and splitting the
vessel so that she sank almost like lead.
Although it was in the middle of the day
and everyone was on the alert, both passen
gers and crew found it
Dlfflcnlt to Escape.
It is probable that the explosion killed
immediately the fireman and a number of
the deck hands. Others were seriously hurt
by the splinters and escaping steam. There
was no time to get out the boats, and
some of the passengers, with the greatest
difficulty, secured life preservers. Within
a few seconds the Corona had sunk in deep
water, and nothing was left of her but por
tions of the wreck drifting down stream and
tbe passengers and crew struggling in the
middle of the river aDd clinging to life pre
servers and pieces of wreckage.
Fortunately, the City of St, Louis hap
pened to be descending the river at almost
the same time. She came to the relief of
Straggling In (he Wnter,
and landing, took on board those who had
already been rescued by the people of the
neighborhood, bringing all of them to Baton
Rouge. Here those who wished to remain
were landed, while others were taken to
New Orleans. The City of St. Louis re
mained at Baton Bonge for some time, so as
to allow the wounded passengers to receive
the medical treatment they needed. Some of
them were badly burnt by the steam, but it
is not thought any are fatally hurt
"Many of the crew of the Corona were on
tbe ill-fated steamer John H. Eana, a sister
boat of the same line, the Ouchita Biver
Line, which was lost last Christmas with 45,
and among the victims to-day were some of
ine lew survivors vi mat cusaster.
Tbe Entire interior Wrecked.
The explosions of the boiler wrected the
entire interior of the steamer. Mrs.Eobert
son, who was in the ladies' cabin at the
time, said that the entire root seemed to fall
suddenly in and she was wedged in by the
falling timbers and debris, so that she
could not move a limb. It was some
time before she conld release
herself from these timbers,and then the boat
seemed to suddenly go down, and she found
herself struggling in the water. She conld
not swim and had sunk twice, when some
one rescued her. She is suffering from a few
brnises from the timbers which Jelled her.
Hon. L. T. Mason, Secretary of State, who
was in the cabin, said that he was in the la
dies' boat at the time of the explosion.
There was no time for any preparations.
The Boat West Down Like Lead
in a few minutes. He managed with diffi
culty to get lile preservers for himself and
two ladies, and the next moment they were
struggling in the water. Fortunately, the
City of St Louis passed a few minutes aft
erward. She was hailed and took on board
the passengers and crew not lost, otherwise
11 is probable that more lives would have
Mr. L. C. Bawlins, the pilot of the
Ccona, was asleep in the Texas at the time
of tbe explosion. He was awakened by
the noise and painfully burned on both
hands by the escaping steam. There was just
cnoueh time for him to citrine from tbe boat
.when she went down. , None ot the bodies
have been recovered except that of one of
the barkeepers. The body shows that he
was killed by the explosion, and Dot
drowned, and the probabilities are that most
of the other members of the crew met death
in a similar wav.
Not the slightest idea prevails as to the
cause of the explosion. The Corona was
thoroughly overhauled a few days ago, at
New Orleans, and tbe vessel's boilers, etc.,
were supposed to be in perfect order. The
following is a list of those who were lost:
lAnt or the Lost.
MRS. TOM HOUGH, of Opelousa, sister of
MR. WILSON, of Red River Landing.
J. V. JORDAN, first clerk.
CHARLES CKLLERS, second clerk.
SWIMP HANK A, third clerk.
FRED DINKLE, barkeeper.
FRED YERMAN, barkeeper.
PAT RYAN, steward.
DICK CURTIS, fireman.
TOM SHOOK, engineer.
HENRY DOYLE, porter.
JAMES SWIPE, porter.
MR. TATE, barber.
HENRY DAVIS, deckhand.
TOM COOK, sailor.
BILLY' YOUNG, second mate.
SAM STEEL. Texas boy.
BOTH CAPTAINS of deck watch.
All of the crow. Tne following passengers
DR. ATWELL, corn doctor.
FOUR ncsro musicians.
MR. SCOTT, Smithland.
MR. DAVIS, stockman, Texas.
MRS. HUFF, or Ooeleuse.
MRS. KAUFMAN'S NURSE and oldest
A number of persons rescued from the
wreck were injured more or lets seriously by
the steam or the splinters from the vessel.
Among them are:
Those Wlio Were Saved.
Crew sa ved H. H Jolle, pilot; T. L Rawlins,
pilot; Charles Pierce, steersman; J. W.Handly
engineer; Jack Miller, mate; Billy Biggins, bill
ciers; ltoDert (Jams, carpenter; William Flem
ing, second steward; Sam Grce, watchman:
Tom Burns, deckhand; Milt Glover, fireman;
Dan Shcmtck, pantryman: Frank Reevcs.cook;
Joseph Steelmaker: Charity Larabart,chamber
maid: Miss Reilly, second maid; Joe Rayman,
greaser; several cabin boys.
Passengers saved Mrs. Henry Banks and
two children, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Robert Robert
son, Mrs. Kaufman and children. Captain B. G.
Comwell, Mrs. J. R. Brown, Mrs. J. J. Mere
dith, Mr. L. F. Mason, Mr. Banghtnan, Mr.
Comstock, Donaldsonville; Mr. John Carr.
Harrisonburg; Mrs. Kaufman and infant, of
Smithland; Hon. L. F. Mason, Baton Roguo.
List of the Wounded.
The followinc are the wounded: Captain B.
Cornwell, slightly; Baughman, residing on
Blackey river, hurt internally, not dangerous:
Mr. Comstock. Donaldsonville, slightly: J. J.
Meredith, Columbia, Ia. slight!; Wayne, a
little son of Henry Banks, slightly hurt about
face; Charles A. Pearce, "New Orleans, scalded;
Pilot Rollings, badly scalded on the hands;
Captain T. Sweeney, slightly hurt by fling
timbers; Mrs. F. W. Robertson, slightly hurt.
Noneare expected to die.
THE STEAM ALL EIGHT.
Cnplaln Sweeney Is Positive That the Pres
sure Was Not Excessive.
1ew Okleahs, October 3. Captain
T. C. Sweeney.one of tbe owners of the line,
who assumed command on the death of Cap
tain Banks, says the explosion was not due
to too high pressure of steam. He had just
had occasion to examine the gauge and is
positive there was not a pressure of more
than 135 pounds. The boat had a moderate
cargo. She was in midstream just below
the landing at Arbroth and had just whis
tled to pass the City of St Louis, fortun
ately coming down at the time.
The explosion had a downward tendency
and blewont the bottom of the boat, causing
her to sink immediately. The cabin was
torn in two, the rear portion floating down
stream and bearing a number of the saved.
Captain Sweeney happened to be forward,
and started at once to put out the flames,
which began to burn at several places. He
says the boat would undoubtedly have
burned had she not gone down immediately.
None of the books, papers or other valuables
HISTORY OF THE BOAT.
The Corona Was Bnilt nt Wheeling Aboot
Ten Tears Abo.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.)
Wheeling, October a Captain Camp
bell Sweeney, of this city, was a half owner
in the Corona, which exploded her boilers
near Baton Bouge, Miss., this morning.
The boat was built here in 1878 at a cost of
about $30,000. She was owned by Captain
Banks and Captain Sweeney, and was a
part of the fleet of the Ouachita Transporta
Cantain Sweeney was her commander,
but Captain Banks was in charge, while
Captain Sweeney was at his home here on a
visit The latter left to join the boat last
Saturday. The boat had a carrying capac
ity of abont 2,700 bales of cotton. At the
time of the accident she was valued at
FIFTEEN CERTAINLY DROWNED.
Another Vessel Goes Down With All on
Board, nnd a Boat Missing.
tfrEClAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.
St. Pieeee, Miquelon, October 3.
The trans-Atlantic steamer Geographic,
of the Bossiere Line, Captain Pausset com
manding, bound from Montreal to South
ampton with cattle, sheep and a cargo of
general merchandise, which left Sydney, C.
B., on Tuesday, collided with the Nova
Scotian sailing vessel, Minnie Swift 40 miles
off St Pierre at 2 o'clock this morning.
The Minnie Swift sunk within two min
utes, drowning, as nearly as can be ascer
tained, 2 women, 3 children and 10 men.
The others, with part of the crew of a Nor
wegian vessel who had previously been
picked up, got on board the steamer, which,
despite all efforts, also sunk at 11 o'clock
Two boats, containing about 35 persons,
which put off from the steamer early in the
morning, arestill missing. Tbe third boat
with the captain and 15 others was picked
up by the schooner Sister Bell and brought
to St. Pierre.
The Ohio Campalcn Wnxeth Warm CandU
date Campbell's Hot Drive nt a For-
nker Board Raises Quito a
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THS DISPATCH.:
Columbus, O., October 3. Hon. James
E. Campbell, Democratic candidate for
Governor, in his speech at Cincinnati last
night, charged that the Bepublican Board
of Public Affairs of that city was rotten to
the core, and in support of his assertion
produced a letter from George B. Topp,
chairman of the board, which he wrote June
9 to one George Campbell, asking him to
charge 51 a load for gravel which was being
furnished the city, and to give Topp 25
cents on each load, which was that much
above the contract price. The letter was
published to-day in fac simile.
Governor Foraker arrived in this city to
night, and has given out for publication a
telegram which he sent to-day from Gal
lipolis to Hon. Kufus King, J. W. War
rington and Jndge Worthington, of Cincin
nati, asking them to act as members of an
investigating committee to look into the
charges made by Mr. Campbell against the
board. At 11 o'clock to-night he had re
ceived telegrams from the two former de
clining to act on the committee. No definite
word has been received from Judge Worth
ington. The Gopp letter has created a great sensa
tion In political circles, and the campaign
is rapidly developing into a personal one.
APPEALING TO BLAINE.
A Quartet of Americans Subjected to
a Gross Outrage In Europe Arrested
Dors In FUlhy Cells.
Baltimobe, October 3. Mr. Charles E.
Coates, Jr., of this city, a graduate of the
Johns Hopkins University, will go to Wash
ington in a day or two to lay before Secre
tary Blaine a complaint of outrages in
flicted upon him while traveling in Switzer
land last summer. Mr. Coates has been
completing his studies in Germany, and last
August, in company with Mr. George D.
Mumford, of New York, was making a tour
of Switzerland. They journeyed to Berne,
and on the train they met a couple of Ameri
cans who did not speak German. When
Berne was reached all four took a carriage
drive about the city, and returned to the
depot, took dinner in the restaurant and
went out on the platform to wait for the train
While standing quietly Mr. Coates heard
his name called, and looking np, saw his
acquaintances of the morning being escorted
down the platform by an officer. As they
passed him, one of them said: "Mr. Coates,
what is the matter with the fellow? He
must be drunk." Knowing they spoke no
German, he asked the officer what he
wanted, but was simply told "to come along
too." Mr. Mumford was arrested at the
same time, and the four were taken into a
small room with a glass door opening upon
the platform. There they were kept for two
hours for the traveling public to look at
The detective who made the arrest would
not give any reason for his action. They
were taken to police headquarters and
separated. Mr. Coates was taken before the
Justice, searched, questioned and sent to
Erison. No charges were laid against him,
e had been given no' opportunity to clear
himself, and would not let him make a
statement He had with him a letter of
credit, a passport, private letters and bills
of lading on goods shipped to London and
The cell he was given was very filthy and
dark and swarming with vermin. He was
kept three davs on prison (are, gruel and
black bread, in solitary confinement, all the
while ignorant of the charge against him, or
when he should be examined. At the end
of the fifth day he was released with an
apology, and was told it was all a mistake.
Mr. Coates and Mr. Mumford then went to
see the Judge who was to have tried them.
He agreed it was a mistake and an outrage,
and that they were entitled to damages,
which, however, would have to be awarded
by the Federal courts. The two then went
to the American Consul and told him their
story, but he said he could do nothing. Mr.
Coates wrote to Minister Washburn, and
the latter stated he would get an official
apology from the Swiss Government Mr.
Blaine' will be requested to take action in
He is Annoyed Grentlv by the Fight Now
Being Made on Him A Little Light on
Chicago's Lato Campaign
Red Pepper Next.
rSPSCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
St. Louis, October 3. The sessions of
the Executive Board of the Knights of
Labor were devoted to-day to the considera
tion of the Musicians Assembly of Pitts
burg. A petition had been received asking
that the charter of the assembly be taken
away, on the grounds that a majority of its
members were expelled because of the
Knights of Labor. No action had been
taken up to a late hour this evemcr:
Mr. Powderly is greatly worried over the
fight now being made on him. He comes
out to-day in a pronouncement against
Editor Detwiler, ot Chicago. He charged
him with being an Anarchist who was ex
pelled for gross violations of the rules of the
order. "During the last campaign in Chi
cago," said Mr.. Powderly, "the Repub
licans were anxious to have a labor ticket in
the field to draw votes trom the Democrats.
Detwiler undertook to engineer this, and
nearly succeeded. He had almost induced
the labor men to place a ticket in the 'field,
when it was discovered that he was
simply an employe of the Bepublican
Committee, and the men nominated
refused to make the race. Detwiler got
hold of a fellow named Ling, and the mo
ment that he learned the labor men had
withdrawn, ran over to the Bepublican
headquarters before they received the news,
and told them Ling would head the ticket,
and it is said that he received a handsome
sum for his services, but Ling did not get
There will be an open mass meeting of
the Knights to-morrow night, and Pow
derlv is preparing some red pepper. The
other side charge that Powderly was afraid
to come West until the damage suits against
the Missouri Pacific and other roads were
dismissed, as the company wanted to ex
amine him. The suits were dismissed last
DEITEN TO DEATH BY FEAE.
A Bridegroom Who Committed Sniclde
Rather Thnn Face tbe Music.
rErEClAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Bbookxtn, N. X., October 3. -The sui
cide of Augustus Stevens Van de Linde.ihe
young bridegroom, at the office of his uncle,
A. P. Stevens, on Wednesday, is regarded
as one of the strangest that has ever taken
place in this city. The facts all point to the
conclusion that the reading of the unex
pected announcement his courtship and
secret marriage to Miss Annie Williams,
who won tbe prize in tbe beauty contest at
the St Augustine's Church fair in May, was
the immediate provoking canse of the act.
The relations between him and his pretty
young bride appear to have been of the most
tender description, and both were joyfully
looking forward to the speedy restoration of
harmony between him and his mother and
uncle, and to the subsequent housekeeping
on their own account
It is said that the boywonld have in
formed both bis mother and uncle of his
marriage just as soon as they returned from
the country, had he not feared that they
would have been especially indignant that
he had chosen a Catholic girl as his wife,
and married her according to the rites of her
own church. The widow of the young man
is inconsolable over his death. That she is
a most worthy and accomplished young
woman, as well as beautiful, iB the verdict
of all her acquaintances.
EOBEET SUES FOE DIVORCE.
Mrs. Hamilton Has Not Yet Seea the End of
New Yoke, October 3. Eobert Bay
Hamilton has finally begun his action to
relieve himself of his disreputable wife.
To-day a complaint in a suit brought by
him to annul his marriage with Evangeline
E. Steele, as she called herself, found its
way into the Supreme Court. The papers
were presented to Jndge Patterson upon an
application ior an order for the service of
the summons by publication, and the order
was granted. In the complaint the story of
the marriage is told again substantially as
it has been published, and the plaintiff
claims that his consent to the ceremony was
gained on his wife's misrepresentations.
It is also stated "that at the time of the
marriage the defendant bad a husband liv-ing-and
that on January 7, 1889, (the date
of Hamilton's marriage.) the former mar
riage was still in force." Judge Patterson
directed the summons to be published, and
a copy of papers containing it to be mailed
to the defendant at the county jail at Mays
Landing, N. J., and to the State prison,
ne wart, jx. j.
A PROTEST ALREADY.
Some Delegates to the American Con
gress Kicking Against
BLAINE ACTING AS PRESIDENT.
EepresentatiYes ot Two of the Countries
Befuse to Attend.
THE LONG TOUR NOW FAIELT STARTED.
West Point Extends a Warm .Welcome to the Distill
A portion of the delegates to the Inter
national American Congress .object to the
selection of Mr. Blaine as tho presiding of
ficer on the ground that he is not a member
of the body. Those from Chili and the Ar
gentine Bepublic have refused to attend the
session. The Congress was entertained last
evening at West Point
ISFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH '.
Washington, October 2. It transpires
to-day that the International American
Congress, whose surface has appeared so
tranquil, really started off with a storm
which at one time threatened to wreck the
hopes ot its projectors. The trouble began
when it became apparent that Secretary of
State Blaine would be chosen to preside
over the deliberations of the congress. The
Central and South American delegates went
into secret session.
No sooner had the doors been closed than
the storm broke. In vigorous Spanish the
proposition to make Mr. Blaine president
of the congress was denonnced as unfair,
illegal and unprecedented. "We do not
deny the right of the American delegates to
elect the president," said one of the dele
gates from Chili. "There are precedents for
the selection of a president by the members
from the country which issued the invita
tions to the congress and in which the con
gress is held, but
TUEBE ABE NO PBECEJJENTS
for the election as president of a man who
is not a member of the congress. Secretary
Blaine is not a member of this congress.
The law under which the congress was
called provides that the United States shall
be represented by ten delegates, to be ap
pointed by the President by and with the
advice and consent of the Senate. These
ten delegates have been so appointed and
Mr. Blame is not one of them."
The Chilian delegate was followed by
other delegates in tbe same strain. Boque
Laenz Pena and Manuel Quintana, dele
gates from the Argentine Bepublic, and
Minister Varos and Jose Alfonso, of Chili,
led the onslaught against Blaine, in which
they had the support and sympathy of the
It was contended that to elect an ontsider
president would be to invite the ridicule of
the nations of the earth, and that, more
over, Mr. Blaine would not be able to pre
side continuously, and the congress would
thus be left without a responsible head. A
proposition was made that the delegates join
in a resolution indorsing Mr. Blaine for
honorary president, leaving the inference
that they would not be satisfied with his
selection for president, which feeling was
shown in the debate, and at one time there
was danger that the anti-Blaine elemest
SECEDE AND BEFUSE
to take part in the deliberations of the con
gress. The discussion became so spirited
and bitter that the session continued all the
afternoon, and at G o'clock adjourned for
dinner, to meet again at 8. It was nearly
midnight betore the conference finally ad
journed, and the Blaine matter was under
consideration during nearly all ot the ses
sion. On adjournment several of the delegates
declared they wonld not attend the meeting
of the congress the next day at which Mr.
Blaine was to be elected president. The
delegates from two nations, Chili and the
Argentine Bepublic, kept their word.
President Harrison is responsible for Mr.
Blaine's selection. The Secretary himself
was in favor W. n. xrescott, but tbe Presi
The delegates to the congress were astir
at an early hour this morning to prepare for
the long trip arranged for them by the De
partment of State. They awoke to enjoy
one of tbe most charming of Washington's
autumnal mornings. The sky was clear,
and the sun shone with just enough inten
sity to temper the cool breezes that pre
vailed. OFF ON THE1B TOUB.
The delegates partook of an early break
fast, and then made their way to the Penn
sylvania Bailroad station, where ior fully
three-quarters of an hour before the sched
uled time for starting the train, an nnusual
stir and activity were noticeable. The vesti
bule train was early an object of admiration
by a great crowd of sightseers.
Before 8 o'clock the delegates began to
arrive and were received at the station by
Mr. William E. Curtis, the special agent o'f
the State Department in charge of the ex
cursion. There was jjo formal leave-taking
between the Government officials and the
delegates. Many friends of the delegates
accompanied them to the station, and for
half an hour before the train started the
scene was an animated one. At 8:15 the
warnine, "All aboard," was given, and
promptly on schedule time the train started
on its long journey.
The Delegates to tbe International Congress
Visit West Point on an Interesting Oc
casion Speeches by Generals
Sbermnn and Fortcr.
West Point, N. Y., October 3. West
Point to-day was the scene of some impos
ing ceremonies which are destined to be
come memorable in its annals, and to mark
tbe occasion as a red-letter day in its his
tory. The visit of the International Amer
ican Congress and the unveiling of the por
traits of Grant, Sheridan and Sherman
were the principal leatures.
The special train containing the delegates
to the International American Congress did
not arrive until about 5 o'clock, an hour
later than the time scheduled. The gather
ing was probably the most notable that has
assembled in many years at the historic
academy. Among the noteworthy citizens
of the United States present were General
Horace Porter, General Fitz John Porter,
Collector Erhardt, of New York; General
Hastings, the Secretary of War; General
Sherman, General VanYliet, Judge Horace
Bnssell, Senator Pierce and Wayne Mc
Veagh. These were supplemented by the
distinguished foreign representatives.
The exercises were opened with prayer by
the chaplain of the post. Bev. Mr. Postleth
waite. The superintendent then said that
the next step was the unveiling of the por
traits presented to the academy by Mr.
Childs. He raised his hands, a tap of the
drum followed.the flags fell from the pictures
and they stood revealed in all their beauty.
The batallion presented arms, the band
played "Hail Columbia" and the audience
sprang to their feet and cheered. General
Horace Porter was then introduced and
made the presentation address. The address
was followed by "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" played by the band, the audience
standing. Superintendent Wilson, in a
short address, accepted the portraits. The
Secretary of War then made a few remarks.
,, lieneraiiBnerman, wno, curing all these
OCTOBER 4; 1889.
ceremonies, had sat on the platform with
folded hands and tear-dimmed and down
cast eyes, in response to many calls, was
next introduced. As the General arose the
assemblage broke forth into wild cheering.
,The remarks of the old soldier were appro
priate to the occasion and loudly ap
plauded. BRILLIANTLY WED. ,
The Endicott-Tfaoron Nuptials nt Lenox
Mrs. Cleveland' Striking FIgnrc
Other Prominent Peoplo Wit
ness the Ceremony.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCIL1
Lenox, Mass., October 3. The 'Endi-cott-Thoron
wedding has long been looked
forward to as the greatest event of what has
been a very brilliant season here, and tho
londest anticipations were fully realized.
The weddlntr was celebrated at the home of
Samuel G. Ward, the bride's grandfather,
two miles west of tho village, on an emi
nence overlooking Stockbridge Bowl, one
of Berkshire's prettiest sheets of water.
The house is large and handsome, andcom
mands'a view ot the finest scenery in the
country. The day was pleasant
The first event of the day was a luncheon
given in honor of ex-Secretary and Mrs.
Fairchild, by General Barlow, who is enter
taining them. Mrs. Cleveland was one of
the guests. The luncheon over, everybody
turned toward Mr- Ward's house. The
groom, William C. Endicott, Jr., of Salem,
and the best man, Charles P. Curtis, Jr., of
Boston, drove over soon after noon, and by
1 o'clock some 400 carriages had left guests
at the door. Flowers and autumn leaves
were used profusely for decorations, and
some charming effects were secured in the
parlors by massing the materials used.
Shortly after 1 o'clock the bridal party
entered the parlor, an orchestra playing
Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Miss
Thoron wore a dress of heavy white satin,
pearl ornaments, a bridal veil and orange
blossoms. Her bridemaid, Miss Ward,
daughter of Thomas Ward, of New York,
wore a pink silk dress and diamond orna
ments. They took their places in front of
the mantel, surrounded by the ushers, who
were, Ward Thoron, brother ot the bride;
Sicrournev Butler. Dr. H. F. Sears and H
B. Cabot, of Boston; George B. Peabody. of
Salem, and Thomas Lee, of Washington.
The service of the Catholic Church
was used in the ceremony, which was
performed by the Eev. Father Prendergast,
of Washington, assisted by the Bev. Father
Smith, of Lee. Alter receiving the con
gratulations of the guests, Mr. and Mrs.
Endicott drove to Pittsfield, and proceeded
thence by rail on their wedding journey.
After their departure the guests sat down to
a wedding breakfast, and the reception was
continued until 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Cleveland wore a delicate fawn
tinted dress, with point lace trimming, and
was a striking figure in the throng ot richly
attired women. Among the guests were the
Whitneys, the Fairchilds, Baron and
Madam Schombe, Mavroyini Bey, the
Turkish Minister; A. Le Ghait the Belgian
Minister; Herr Echardstein, the Servian
Minister; Mr. and Mrs. Sloane, Mr. and
Mrs. Parsons, Dr. and Mrs. Kennicut, and
Mr. and Mrs. Burden.
AN IJNDEBGEOTJND EXPLOSION
Ellis Three Miners and More or Less
Iojares Twenty Others.
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Houghton, Mich.', October 3. Two men
were instantly killed to-day, another was
fatally injured, and about 20 were more or
less hurt at the bottom of the Calu-
and Hecla perpendicular shaft
usual" blasts oi dynamite were
fired last evening, but one failed to
explode. At noon one of the miners at work
there accidentally struck the charge with
his pick. A deafening crash followed, the
dynamite exploding, and sending masses of
shattered rock in deadly showers all around
the spot. Otto Flink and Alfred
Erickson were killed instantly, their
bodies being frightfully torn and
scarred by the flying pieces of rock. Nelson
Boone, who stood a short distance off, was
hurled against a rock and sustained a frac
ture of the spine, beside other injuries. He
cannot live. Captain John Cameron had
his right arm broken in two places by pieces
of stone, both his legs being also cut in
These were the only men who stood close
to the place where the charge exploded, but
26 miners who were at work in the vicinity
were.all more or less injured. The accident
took place 1,000 feet underground.
BOBBED AND 1IUEDEEED.
A Hackman Gets Drunk nnd Pays for It With
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Sing Sing, N. Y., October 3. Peter
Davis, a hackman employed by Liveryman
Dolan, of Tarrytown, was found in a door
way on Cortlandt street, in that village, at
about 1 o'clock this morning. He was un
conscious. He had a deep wound on the
left side of his head, back of the ear, and his
pocketbook was loundt lying empty on his
chest His vest pockets were turned inside
out. He died at 3 o'clock. He had driven
several fares to the picnic of the Tarrytown
and North Tarrytown firemen in Beekman's
Grove last evening. He got drunk, and a
man took the hack to the stable. Davis was
known to have sold several tickets to the
picnic, besides receiving the fares he carried
The wound looked as if it bad been done
with a club. Coroner Sutton and jury failed
to elicit any further evidence. The jury
rendered a verdict that he died from com
pression of the brain, caused in an unknown
manner. Davis was 21 years old. He leaves
a widow and three children.
A SOCIETY LADY IJNDEE AEEEST.
Mrs. ChnrleH H. Moore Charged With Con
tempt of Conrt nt Columbus.
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Columbus, October 3. Mrs. Fannie B.
Moore, widow of the late Colonel Charles H.
Moore, State Superintendent of Insurance,
who is now a resident of New Yort City,
but has been visiting friends in Columbus
for the past few days, was arrested this
morning and taken before the Probate
Judge, charged with contempt of Court in
refusing to make an accounting of her hus
band's estate as administratrix. Mrs. Moore
received an insurance on her husband's
life of some S15.000, and creditors who hold
claims amounting to about 55,000 have
brought the proceedings.
Mrs. Moore was unable to give bond, and
is still in custody of the Sheriff to-night.
She expects to secure her release to-morrow.
When Colonel Moore .was living she was
among the prominent society leaders of
A DESPEEATE STEEET DUEL.
Two Texas Ex-Sheriffs Meet on the Street
nnd fSlioot to Kill.
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Llono, Tex, October 3. The most des
perate street duel ever fought in Texas took
place to-day between W. L. Beeson and
Harry Eoberts, ex-Sheriffs of this county.
The trouble originated in the last campaign.
Eoberts first shot broke Beeson's right
wrist. The latter brought np his left arm
and fired four shots, one of which struck
Eoberts on the side of the face.
Roberts fell, but raised himself and
emptied his revolver. Two bullets struck
Beeson in the body and-one in the head,
killing ihlm - instantly, Eoberts cannot re-
Of War That Promises to Make the
Coming Congress lively.
A POSSIBLE SPEAKER ON RULES,
The-Modification of Which tho Majority
Will Insist Upon.
THE EACE PE0BLEM TO BE SETTLED.
Dab-ell Can't Affect
Eoomi He Taints.
Congressman McKinley, interviewed at'
Findlay.-confirms what The Dispatch
has printed from Congressmen of the op
posing party, saying the opening of 'the
coming Congress promised to be very
stormy. He says the majority must "mod
ify the rules." He likewise says the
Southern vote and the race problem may as
well be settled now as later on. He talks
of 50,000 majority for Foraker in spite of
Tanner and Dalzell.
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Findlat, O., October 3. Major Wil
liam McKinley opened the political cam
paign for the Bepublicans of this Congres
sional district in a great meeting here to
night Delegations from all the surround
ing cities and towns were present, and when
the Major was introduced he faced not less
than 6,000 people, who were crowded so
closely in and around the wigwam, that
standing room was at a premium. The
meeting was a success in point of numbers
and enthusiasm, and was an occasion of
much interest to the party in this part of
Previous to the meeting Major McKin
ley granted The Dispatch correspondent
a very pleasant interview, during which he
spoke freely on nearly all the topics now
interesting the public and politicians.
As Maior McKinley is a candidate for,
and may become, the next Speaker of the
House of Bepresentatives and as that posi
tion would enable him chiefly to shape and
guide the national legislation of the next
two years, the following utterance from him,
on what Congress is likely to do at the out
set, is significant:
THEN COMES THE TUG.
"The first question that will confront the
new Congress will be the adoption of rules
to govern the body. As you know, each
Congress makes its own specific rules for the
consideration ot the public business. When
we meet there will be no rules, except those
of a general parliamentary character, and
the first great fight between the two parties
will be on this subject
"The Democrats, being slightly in the
minority, will doubtless contest any effort
that may be made to adopt rules which will
enable the majority to handle the questions
they may be called upon to consider. I
apprehend the Democrats will oppose any
change in the rules, and the Bepublicans
will insist on a modibcation at least; other
wise their majority in the House would be
no value to them."
"What legislation will be considered at
this session of importance to the country?"
"The revision of tbe tariff will, ot course,
receive the consideration promised in the
Bepublican national platform," said the
Major, "after which will come financial
questions, and lastly, but not least in im
portance; the. passage of a law
to oovebn'fedebai; elections,
in order that when a man casts his vote, it
matters not in what State, it will be counted.
This will, of course, bring up the race ques
tion, and we might just as well fight it out
this year as any other, because it must in
evitably be settled on the side ot right, if
the Bepublican party is to retain its influ
ence, and the confidence of the country."
"What effect upon the Bepublican vote
of Ohio will the resignation of Tanner
have?" inquired The Dispatch cor
respondent. "None whatever," was the short and
"Don't the soldiers look upon the seem
ingly forced resignation of Tanner as a
backdown of the administration from its
ante-election promises of liberal construc
tion of pension laws, and the consideration
of the demands of the veterans before every
thing else in the way of legislation?"
"I don't think they feel that way," said
the Major. "Tanner, while a good soldier,
and a popular man with the rank and file,
is, after all, but an incident in the life of
the administration, and the fact that it be
came necessary to relieve him from office
will not affect the vote of one soldier in
"Private Dalzell thinkB otherwise, and
he certainly represents a constituency,
doesn't he. Major?"
"Dalzell's constituency?" interrogated
Mr. McKinley; and then added: ''Dalzell
has no constituency; he is alone in all he
says and does?"
confident of forakee's victoet.
Begarding the campaign in Ohio, the
Major expressed himself Ireely to the effect
that his three weeks' campaign work in the
State convinced him that Foraker would be
elected by the largest plurality he had ever
received as a candidate for the Governor
ship. "Do you hear anything of the third term
opposition, such as General Beatty says will
affect not less than 50,000 Bepublicans in
"It is a nightmare; there's nothing in it,"
was the reply.
"How about the Legislature? Will the
Bepublicans control it?"
"Yes, I think so. Of course, it is not so
sure as the election of Foraker; but my im
pression is that we will have a good, com
fortable majority on joint ballot"
"When do you return to Washington?"
"Immediately after the election. I will
then go into active training, as the pugilists
sav, for the Speakership, and trust that my
friends will consider that my ambition in
this direction will always be judged by
what may be regarded as best for the in
terests of." the party to which I owe alle
giance. "I don't know any more about what my
chances for securing the Speakership are
than as if I were not a candidate. I have
written no letters to my fellow-members
asking their support, nor have I opened
HEADQUAETEES IN "WASHINGTON,
into which to lead such members of the
Honse as may stray into the city dnring the
vacation. It is true I am not indifferent to
the warm expressions which come to me vol
untarily from all over the country, pledg
ing me support in my candidacy for the
Speakership, and I am hopeful I will win
the prize; but as to what strength I
will have on the first ballot in caucus, or
the subsequent ones, should this become
necessary, really cannot say, because I
don't know. Several very worthy gentle
men besides myself are candidates for the
place, and, when the break comes in
the voting, my friends assure me I will be
the beneficiary. Beyond this, I am not any
better informed on the Speakership question
Mr. McKinley refused to express any
opinion as to who wonld be chosen United
States Senator from Ohio, in the event the
next General Assembly should be Bepub
lican, but it is understood his preference is
Clmlkley LcConey Held Without Ball.
Camden, N. J., October 3. Judge Gar
rison, of the Supreme Court, to-day re
manded Chalkley LeConey without bail for
trial on the charge ol muraering ms niece,'
HE HOLDS THE
A Chicago Citizen Kefasei to
from Hi Little Shanty With
Wife and a Supply of Guns He
Defeats All Assailants.
Chicago, October 3. There wag quite
bit of excitement this morning in the
vicinity of Eighteenth and Grove streets,
when Deputy Sheriff Leibrant and a half
dozen assistants attempted to evict William,
O'Donnell and his family from their shanty.
The house is not worth more than f25-but
the lot is very valuable, and has been con
demned for the use of the Santa Fe Railway
Company. The price to be paid is 2,000,
but owing to litigation as to the ownership
the money is now tied up in court An
order for the possession of the property has
been issued, however. When the Sheriff's
posse got to the house this morning they
found the head of the family waiting for
them with a 44-caliber revolver in each,
"Don't you come in, or I'll blow your
brains out" shouted William, as the depu
ties attempted to enter. "The first man
that crosses my threshold will get a ball in
"And if that is not enough I'll send in
another, "-cried Mrs. O'Donnell, who stood
near the window surrounded by half a
dozen guns of about the same size.
Various tricks were resorted to, but with
out success. Not even with the help of the
police could an entrance be effected, and
alter an hour's parley the officers drew off
their forces to go to dinner. One shot was
fired by O'Donnell as a deputy tried to
sneak in the back way. The bullet whizzed
past his ear, and he rapidly made himself
"Give us our money for our home, and
we'll get out not before," says William.
"Yes, we'll do that same, though God
knows I'll never forget my old home," said
Mrs. O'Donnell. "Twenty years ago I was
married in that shanty, and I had lived
there ten years before then. It's money or
fight Look to the gun, William, for the
dirty spalpeens will be here again soon."
William still holds the fort
TAB BOGUS DIPLOMA MAN
Ia Quietly Captured in Maine, to Go Back
to Tfew Hampshire.
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Nob-way, He., October 3. Dr. H. F.
Bradbury, the notoruus dispenser of sheep
skins, whose career was exposed in The
Dispatch last Monday, was arrested here
to-day. He has been hiding in this vicinity
since Tuesday. Just how he got wind of
the fact that the police were alter him is
not known, but he disappeared from Nash
hua, N. 11., just as the police thought to
lay hands upon him. He went to Boston
and stayed until Monday night; then he
This is one of his old stamping grounds,
for his "annual announcements" were made
with the Town Clerk of this remote hamlet,
and in his annual pilgrimage to perform
that duty he saw that the town wonld be a
good place of refuge.
He was stopping at the hotel, and had
just returned from a visit to a neighboring
town, wnen tne ponce arrestea mm. lie
was dumbfounded but made no resistance
and consented to return to New Hampshire
without requisition papers. He was taken
to Portsmouth to-night and will be ar
raigned to-morrow morning.
THE CATHOLIC CENTENNIAL.
Programme Prepared for tbe Celebration at
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Bai-timoee, October 3. Cardinal Gib
bons makes pnblic the following programme
of the Catholic Centennial:
Sunday, November 10 Pontlncal mass In tbe
Cathedral here. Archbishop Williams, of Bos
ton, celebrant, and a sermon by Archbishop
Ryan, of Philadelphia. Pontifical vespers,
Archbishop Helss, celebrant. Sermon by Arch,
bishop Ireland, of St. Paul.
Monday. November It Meeting of Congress
In Concordia Hall, two sessions. ReceDtlon to
visiting prelates at the Concordia: In the even
ing, addresses by Hon. Charles B. Roberts, of
Westminster, Md.. and Martin F. Morris, of
Washington,!). C; response by Most Bev. W.
H. Elder, of Cincinnati. Grand illumination.
Tuesday, November 12. Meeting of Congress;
all day session. Torchlight procession at night.
S; Wednesday, November 13 Dedication of
Catholic University at Washincton by Cardinal
Gibbons, in the morning, followed by pontifical
mass. Sermon by Right Bev. R. Gilmour,
Bishop of Cleveland. Opening of university
course. 4 P. x., oration by Bishop Spalding, of
jreoria. jjatm poem oy irrox. eenroeaer.
HEWITT AND M0ET0N IN IT.
West Virginia Incorporates Ooo of
Irftrgeit of Coal Companies.
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Charleston, W. Va., October 3.
Articles incorporating one of the largest
coal mining organizations in this country
were issued by the Secretary of
State to-day. The incorporators include
Abram S. Hewitt, of-New York; Levi P.
Morton and his partner, Mr. Bliss, the New
York banker. Another large capitalist in
terested is W. N. Page, of Ansted, Fayette
county, this state. Uhe latter will be gen
eral manager of the company.
They have leased the property ot the
Hawk's Nest Coal Company, in" Fayette
county, on the line of the C. & O. B, R.,
and will at once construct a broad-gauge
railroad to take the place of a narrow-gauge
line now in use, connecting the mines with
the C, & O., the distance to be covered
being i4 miles. The mines will have a
capacity of 6,000 tons daily, and this out
put will be increased.
GOT. HILL SEBENADED.
Novel Opening of the Democratic Campaign
In New York.
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Kingston, N. Y., October 3. The Dem
ocratic campaign of 1889 opened un
der favorable though somewhat unex
pected auspices here to-night Governor
Hill, accompanied by Colonel E.L. Judson,
his military secretary, reached here at 6
o'clock this evening on a West Shore train.
He was driven to the residence of Judge
Alton B.Parker. To-night the Kingston
Democratic Continentals, headed by a brass
band and followed by upward of 200 promi
nent Democrats, tendered a serenade.
tMore than 1,500 citizens cheered and
shouted lustily for HilL In response he
made his appearance. After thanking the
assemblage for this manifestation of esteem,
he delivered a lengthy address, embracing
all the leading political issues of the day.
At the conclusion of the address he held an
ANXIOUS FOB ANNEXATION.
Canadians Hoping to be Taken Into TJnclo
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Montreal, October 3. Five hundred
strong, the First Regiment, Connecticut
National Guard, accompanied by Governor
Bnlkeley and Mayor Book, of Hartford, ar
rived here to-day and were enthusiastically
received by Mayor Grenier, leading Alder
men and citizens, and large deputations
from all the city regiments. The weather,
unfortunately, is unpropitious, bat tbe city
is gay with the stars and stripes and the
Ex-Mayor Beanirrand welcomed the visi
tors in the name of the French Canadians,
hoping that Canada and the United States
would be soon one. Mayor Grenier wel
comed them oa behalf the eitueas in gen
Power of Dynamite Eteetied to
bur Times in five Tears ia
I3RTT0 SETTLE. STMK.
Yesterday's Attempt Wreds tbe Mto f ' "P
Diaagflier umc, - t-
NOBODY AE0USD TO GIT StAHJ If.'
A Determined Boycott on the fart oTaSev In K. tt
li. AiseBMj-. ' j
A dynamite explosion oooorrad m a Wg
slaughtering establishment ii" JTeir Yerfc Vfta
yesterday. The office was entirely wrefc4. -No
one was hurt This is the fear A exfte.?
sion resorted to by strikers ia OatvietaMr4 -in
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New Yoek, October 3. For tee few -5
time in five years, and the seeoad Ume Ma, ,;
year, pending a strike conducted by DMrisA '
Assembly 49. Kniehfs of Labor; a d -'
mite explosion has been resorted t asd acl ii j
yet the police have convicted nosa ot & f
fivnftmifpa Who .mlAtinn In.it.MIJ Sin
j ---. .uw mjivuvu wruaj nraM o
tneomceoi tne big slaughter hense aav
wool-pulling establishment of 7. &
M. Bs P. Scanlan. of 613, St
617 West Fortieth street
TrlastAniK dw W fAAfXlta ..- .. TL '
"""" "" AweuiH BTBsaes. AS Bttwj",
out the door and windows, destroy& Mm
partition separating the offiee frem
slaughter floor, utterly destroyed every fcM
of furniture in the room exeept Ae
anu uiew a ragged note JftXlft eer is MM
through the floor and a 12x3-iaek raft or Jatoj!
a p obturate escape.
No one was hurt Jases
late at his office, or he would hare feeeaiav
the room when the explosion ooeaMosV-.
The slaughter house is oa tbe
street, and less than, two
away from David Stevenson's brew
ery, which was dynamited last Febnwrjs,.
after an unsuccessful strike on tie part f
the Ale and Porter Brewers Uniee,Kalrts'
ot Labor District Assembly 40- BaMttfea
brewery and the Scanlan slaughter htjasa
are in the region of what the poike aii '
The trouble between the Scaalass aad tfce
Edison Association began l&rt Febrnarr.
There were then 16 butchers and 14 or is1
wool pullers belonging to 40 ia tbe firm's
employ. The rest of the eaployw were bob
union men. The butchers beleaged to Um
Prudence Association also a loeal assembly .
of 49, but some of them were menabers of the
Edison Association, which inclndM all kba.
wool pullers. j .?
CAUSE OP THE TBOTXBIJt $ '
One day in February a coapie of pigs gat;
away, and Manager Michael Scanlaa mado
a row about it James McLaughUs, a'
butcher, took up the butcher's side ot tbe
question, and cursed Scanlaa. Seaa
lan discharged him, and whea JM
left the building the 15 other batefcW
followed. The next day the wool palters
demanded the reinstatement of McLaBghUs,, -
ana wnen ocanian reiusea, mey jets .
nn,K .1... ... :. n. .- ...- i .1 7
J.UV jAauc 1703 ucu up iui lnu unu. BS
men new men were got mobs LBHSgt,'
the-Seanlsns have sinee tub as a sea-su
establishment- Then began a deteraietd:- t
boycott on the part ot the strikers. It was
conducted in tho usual way, by disiribatiBg
circulars, boycotting butchers who par- '
chased of the Scanlans and by preveai&g -purchasers
from entering their places.
At the moment of the explosion there
were in the building 16 batchers, 7 pelt
handlers and 18 wool pullers and dryers.
There were also several hundred sheep aad.
boss on the second floor and stock valued at
$45,000. When the frightened workasea-
ran out in to the street they were
SWALIOWED TJP AT ONCB
in the crowd. John Carter, one of the weel '
gatherers, was hustled, and when he freed'
himself found that he had been stabbed ia
the fleshy part of his right thigh. The stab
had come from behind, and had evidently
been made with the small blade of a pea
knife. Time bombs have been used in all the ex
plosions that have occurred in 49's boycotts.
The dates of these explosions are: February
1, 1883, Garry Bros.' store on Grand street;
January 31, 1887, Old Dominion steamship.
Guyandotte; February 8, 1889, Stevenson's
brewery; October 3, 1889, J. and M. P.
Scanlan's slaughter house.
ELOPED WITH THE SHEBIFFS WIFE.
The Plan by Which a Bold Highwayman
Secured His XJberty.
LiTTLETAtrs, Minn., October & Qaite
a sensation was created here this morning
by the discovery that Mrs. J. P. Sand, wife
of the deputy sheriff, had taken her hus
band's revolver, keys and 130 and, after
liberating John Mitchell, sentenced at tbe
late term of the District Court to the State,
reformatory at St Cloud, eloped with him.
She was seen to board the midnight train
north, and it is supposed that he took tbe
same train from the side opposite. The
Sheriff and deputy are in hot pursuit, bat
will probably not get Mitchell, as he is well
acquainted with the Cass coonty woods.
Mitchell was convicted of highway rob
bery, and now that he has robbed the "jailer
of bis wife's affections and also his mosey,
he is looked upon as quite a novelty ia the
way of a crook. Mitchell is 20 years old
and the woman 40, and she leaves a hnsb&ad
and three children, the oldest about 20.
IT WILL BE MONARCH OF ALL.
The Juto Bagging to be Pat oa a SiW
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St. Loots, October 3. The Jute Bagging
Trust is consolidating its strength, coaaist-'
ing of a combination of almost the entire bag-,
ging manufacturing interests of the "United'
States by forming one mammoth company
of its many members. Inside of two weeks'
the American Manufacturing of New York,
organized under tbe laws of that State, will
stand as the single representative of what;
once was a score of jute bagging manufao-.
In solid combination, with a perfect coa-
trol of every yard of basclng produced ia
this country, the undisputed right of dic
tating the price at which its product shall"
be sold will belong to this company. '
$1,000 FOB A COWARDLY MURDEBES.
Governor I,owry Donbles a Reward Offered
for an Arrest.
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Jackson, Miss., October 3. Governs'
Lowry received the following telegram to
day: Moss Point, Mis&. October 3.
Last night while services were being held ia
the Presbyterian church at this place, soaa
unknown person fired tho contents ot a doable-
barreled gun Into the congregation, killing Kji
lag his daugnter anu uenry uinmer. T&e
citizens have offered t00 reward for the arrest'
of the assassin. . .-
L - The Governor offers an a4dW8al jJewwA
of $500 for.the arreet of tbe MaraewtV