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SAINT ELIAS SNOWS.
Recent Scientific Researches
The Late Expedition to the Yu
Deserts of Ice and Mountains of
Unsuccessful Attempts to Ascend Mount
St. Elias—The Great Piedmont
j Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Washington, Oct. 19.—The scientific
expedition sent last spring, under the
joint auspices of the National Geograph
ical society and the United States Geo
logical survey, for the purpose of explor
ing the region about Mount St. Elias,
Alaska, has returned. Mr. Russell, who
organized the expedition and had charge
of the work, has furnished the Associ
ated Press a picturesque sketch of the
work of his party. The actual base of
operation, at the head of Yukatat bay,
was reached June 28th, and a study of
the geology and geography of the region
was begun at once. They found an
island near the head of the bay, which
they named Grand View island. From
its summit, which rises boldly a thou
sand feet above the water, a magnificent
view was obtained of a vast stretch
of snow-clad mountains, from
which glaciers of great magnitude
descended to the sea and ended in cliffs
several hundred feet high. From these
the icebergs crowding the bay were de
rived. One of these glaciers we named
after Dalton, the pioneer explorer of the
region, another ot larger size at the head
of the bay was named in honor of Gard
ner Hubbard, president of the Geo
graphical society. A magnificent mount
ain peak rising some 10,000 feet, imme
diately above Hubbard glacier, received
the same name. Another towering peak
on the same mountain crest, triangular
in shape and always of the purest white,
was named Mount Seattle.
Among Deserts of Ice.
As soon as the topographical work was
well under way, a line of march towards
Mount St. Elias was decided upon. "All
of our rations, bedding, tents, etc,"
says Mr. Russell, ''had to be carried or
packed by men, the character of tbe
country not allowing the use of animals.
We found passes in the mountains leading
in the directions we wished to travel,
and no insurmountable difficulties in
the way, although great patience and
judgment were required in threading
tbe network of crevasses in the icefields.
Probably more than nine-tenths of our
journey was across glaciers and snow
fields. On the Ist of August we were
midway between Yukatat bay and
Mount St. Elias, but still at the base
of the mountains. The timber line is
there about 1500 feet high, and all trees
disappear. A few miles to the west an
island of rock, surrounded by vast gla
ciers, but clothed with beautiful flowers,
rank ferns and dense spruce trees, fur
nished a delightful spot for our base
camp. We named this lovely oasis in
the desert of ice, Bloom island. From
there our work in the high mountains
Above the Snow r.lne.
"After twenty days hard work above
the snow line, we found curselves en
camped at the base of St. Klias. The
weather had been clear for days and we
had every prospect for a good day's
climb on the morrow. Rising at 3
o'clock in the morning, we began at
what we believed to be the final ascent,
but after a few hours storm clouds set
tled down around us, snow began to fall
and all landmarks were lost to view.
The storm continued for thirty hours
without cessation, and it was with diffi
culty that we found our way through the
blinding snow to camp, where necessary
rations were to be had.
"A second attempt was made to reach
the summit two days later, but another
storm broke over the mountains as sud
denly aa the first. This time I waa alone
in the higheat camp, where I waa ini
prißoned for six, day a before I waß able to
regain the party' below. When I started
down there was aix feet of anow which
refused to harden, and rendered it im
possible to do more work among the
"On descending to the lowei level, I
started on an excursion up the glacier
between the St. Klias range and Mount
Cook, which gave promise of leading to
a low paaa across the main range, but a
third anow atorm coming up, I waß ob
liged to return to Blossom island, and
there rejoined Mr. Keer, the topog
rapher, who had descended a few days
"My stay above the anow line laated
thirty-five days; during that time we
lived in tents, many timea camping on
the open glacier ao as to be out of the
reach of avalanches.
The Great Piedmont Glacier.
"After returning to Bloßaom ialand,
an excursion waa made far out on the
great Piedmont glacier, which forms a
plateau about 1500 feet high atretching
along the southern base of the St. Elias
range. Thia glacier is of the continental
type in distinction from Alpine glaciers,
and has an area, by estimate, of about
1900 square miles. It is the largest
glacier known in the northern hemi
sphere, with the exception of the ice fields
"We returned .to Yukatat bay about
the 20th of September, having had
stormy weather almost all the time, and
on the 22d our hearts were gladdened by
seeing the steamer Corwin coming up
the bay, Captain Hooper having made
the cruise from Sitka, especially for our
relief, and conveyed tho expedition to
Results of th« Expedition.
"From the point of view of a scient
ist, if not of an Alpinist, the expedi
tion was a success. The plan proposed
in starting was carried out almost to the
letter, so far as the study of glaciers,
geology and topography waa concerned,
ut we did not reach the top of Mount
St. Eliaa. Measurement* made have
determined that all the mountains in
this region are lower than previously
supposed, and that St. Elias, instead of
being the highest point in North Amer
ica, is in reality a second-rate mountain.
Its elevation, instead of being 19,600
feet, as previously considered, is about
13,500. Mount Cook has an elevation of
1,0,250, and Mount Vancouver, 9400."
THE KNIGHT AT KBST.
A Prominent Pythian Burled With Dis
Fort Madison, lowa, Oct. 19.—The
funeral of the late John Van Valken
berg, past supreme chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias of the world, took
place this afternoon. Large delegations
of Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows
came by special trains from many out
side points. Services at the Presby
terian church were conducted by Revs.
S. T. C. Witherspoon, C. S. Williams, G.
D. Stewart and A. V. Kendrick. The
funeral cortege was an imposing one,
consisting of local and visiting lodges,
grand officers of both fraternities,
militia, police and fire departments, and
hundreds of citizens. The services at
the grave were conducted by the grand
officers of the Knights of Pythias.
TIME FOB REFORM.
—and Office Receipts Falling Off and Ex
Washington, Oct., 19.—Acting Land
Commissioner Stone lias issued circulars
to registers and receivers of local land
offices, calling for a reduction of the con
tingent expenses of their offices. The
number of entries, average and cash
sales have decreased considerably since
1888, but expenses have continued to
Robert Garrett's Health Improved.
New York, Oct. 19.—Among the pas
sengers to day on the Cunard steamer
Umbria, were Robert Garrett and fam
ily. Garrett said hia health is consider
The great Bernhardt.
THE ETHERIAL SARAH TO APPEAR
IN NEW YORK SHORTLY.
A Splendid Role Afforded the Illustrious
Star in the Character of Cleopatra-
Shakespeare's Lines Improved.
London, Oct. 19.—Sarah Bernhardt
will open in New York, February 9th,
in La Tosca, which will be followed by
Paris, Oct. 19.—The first scene in
Bernhardt's production of Cleopatra is
a scene of rare loveliness, representing
Antony's justice house, with the marble
quays of Tarus and the river Cydrenes
in the distance. The arrival of Antony
and Cleopatra and Antony's declaration
of his passion occur in the first act.
The scene for the second act repre
sents a hall in Memphis, approached by
an avenue of sphinxes, descending to
the Nile. The scene of revelry and dal
liance in this hall is broken up by the
news of the death of. Fulviaand appeals
to Antony to save Rome.
The third act opens with a night
scene on a terrace above Memphis and
the Nile. The play here follows the
Shakespearean lines closely. Cleopatra,
mourning her absent lover" receives his
letter urging her to send a fleet.
In the fourth act, Cleopatra who has
arrived at the palace in Actium, over
hears the love scene between Antony
and Octavia. Cleopatra enters. Antony
renounces her and a passionate dialogue
ensues between them, filled mutual
accusations of bad faith, but ending in
a reconciliation. This is one of Bern-
hardt'a greatest scenes in the play.
The fifth act takes place at Alexan
dria, in Cleopatra's chamber, after the
rout at Actium. Antony enters in a
wretched state, and accuses himself of
cowardice. Cleopatra throws heraelf at
hia feet, pleading for pardon. The sol
diers burat furioualy. in, clam
oring for the death of the sorcereaar
Cleopatra admits that she is a magician;
she displays the temple of Isis and sings
a weird incantation to Typhon to dis
perse the vessels of Octavius. The im
mediate response is a fearful storm that
shakes the palace foundations. ■
The scene changes to another hall.
Octavius enters and Antony, mortally
wounded, falls at his feet and diea ca
ressed by Cleopatra, who, the
poison taking effect, asks to
be dreased in regalia. In a be
wildered apeech, calling out to
Antony that she will follow him, she
dies with a smile on her face.
With the exception of the third act,
the authors have struck an original line.
The play provides Bernhardt with a
splendid role. Its production has been
fixed for Wednesday.
THE QUINCY TRAGEDY.
Mian Booth Killed by a Ball from Her
Quincy, 111., Oct. 19—Miaa Lillie
Booth died thia afternoon. She was not
shot, as at first stated, by Dan Price.
He rushed into a store after ahe ahot
him, and returning with a revolver,
fired at her but missed, and then fell on
the sidewalk. Hia brother grappled
with Miaa Booth to get her weapon, and
in tbe struggle it waa accidentally die
charged, the ball entering her body and
causing her death today.
BISHOP LAUGH LIN'S JVBII.EE.
Twenty Thousand Children Parade In
New York, Oct. 19.—For the first
time in the history of Brooklyn, the chil
dren of all the Catholic schools, and in
etitutions of that city were out in par
ade today. The parade was in honor of
the golden jubilee of Bishop Liughlin.
In all 22,000 children turned out and
marched by the episcopate residence,
where they were reviewed by Bishop
Laughlin, Cardinal Gibbon,' visiting
biahope and prominent citizens.
GREEDY SEAL HUNTERS. .
A Union Formed to Advance the Price
Ottawa, Oct. 19.—The fisheries de
partment has been notified of the forma
tion at Victoria of a seal hunters unfon,
the object being to double . the price to
be paid the hunters for every skin they
get. Heretofore the aealing owners
paid $150 a akin. They threaten that
unless the hunters moderate their de
mands, to transport men from the At
lantic coast to take their places.
MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2 fj, 1890/
An Engineer's Bravery Saves
He Stands by His Post in the
Face of Danger.
One Hundred and Fifty Passenger's'
Narrow Escape from Death.
A Purse of $400 Raised on the Spot for
the Heroic Engineer by the
Associated Press Dispatches. | *
Erie, Pa., Oct. 19. —A horrible catas
troph« wa3 averted on the Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern today, near Sil
ver creek, through the bravery and cool
conduct of an engineer. A detached
section of an east-bound freight train
iiad been run into by another section,
and a portion of the debris was thrown
over on the west-bound track, just as
No. 6, a fast train, was going west at the
rate of fifty miles an hour. Engineer
John Burns, of the passenger train, saw
the obstructions on the track ahead.
He caw that an attempt to stop his train
and jump would sacrifice the lives of his
150 passengers. His fireman had left
him, but Burns resolved to stand by his
engine. He put on all steam, and opening
his sand pipes so as to get a firmer hold
on the rails, cut through the freight
cars and other debris on the track.
Burns, with wonderful fortitude held
the lever, and the moment he had
cleared the obstruction,'reversed the
engine and threw on the air brake.
As the train entered the wreck, the
sides were torn out of three coaches.
The screams of women rose high above
the screeching of the steam. Although
the engine was dismantled, the brave en
gineer emerged from the debris alive, but
covered with scars and bruises. Stout
hearted men embraced him hysterically,
realizing that his heroism had saved the
But one passenger was seriously in
jured, Mrs. Mary Kane, of Dennington,
Ohio, who may die. Joseph Meyers, of
Cleveland, was badly hurt about the
head. Probably a dozen others were
painfully cut and bruised. Not a car in
the train left the track.
After the people were quieted, C. M.
Spitzer, a Boston banker, headed a list
and over $400 was presented to Engineer
Burns by the passengers.
An Unusually Severe Storm Throughout
Boston, October 19. —An unusually
severe storm prevailed today throughout
New England and along the coast. In
Fall -River, Mass., the streets were
flooded and trees blown down. No
marine disasters are reported yet.
The storm has been very severe here
today, rain falling most incessantlysince
about 10 a. m. Along the north shore
the storm has been the most severe in
two years. The waves rushed in with
terrific force, bringing wreckage of every
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 19. —Several
unusually heavy rain and electrical
storms occurred here today, during one
of which the public library building was
struck by lightning, tearing off a quan
tity of the roofing. Reports of heavy
rains and thunderstorms are received
from Waterbury and other points in the
state." The house of Thomas Darwin, at
Brooklyn, Conn., was struck by light
ning, and the occupants severely
NOT DEAD BUT HISSING.
The Friends of Dr. Cook Hear Tidings
Chicago, Oct. 19. —The friends of Dr.
Cook, who has been missing since
October 9th, received tidings of him
today. A Mr. Engert, of Lakeview, was
in St. Louis October 11th, and was ap
proached by a man who carried a sur
geon's bag, from which he took a card
and said: "I expect yon will hear
about me from Chicago in a few days.
You should tell the people I have gone
to New Mexico."
Engert had never seen the man before,
but kept the card, and on his return
home went to Dr. Cook's brother and
presented the card. It was one of the
missing doctor's business cards, and
proved that he was not dead at least.
A New York Pugilist Wins a Battle On
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 19.—One thousand
persons assembled in the rink last night
to witness a finish fight between Mike
Conley, of New York, and Dick Sullivan,
of Colorado. Charles a-middle
weight pugilist, was selected as referee.
In the first round Sullivan fouled Con
ley and the referee gave the fight to the
latter. Conley announced that he was
willing to go on. In the second round
he was fouled again, and the referee re
fused to continue the fight, awarding it
again to the New Yorker. Sullivan's
backers lost heavily.
Australian Labor Troubles.
Sydney, Oct. 19.—Employers' repre
sentatives have written a letter to the
lieutenant governor, declining to meet
the strikers, on the ground that the lat
ter broke agreements and coerced free
men to whom the employers owe a debt
of gratitude, but while refusing to dis
pense with the freemen, they express a
willingness to receive the strikers back
on tbe old terms in order to restore the
commerce of the colony. This offer in
volves no animosity toward the men's
Tacoma City Election.
St. Paul, Oct. 19. —A special to the
Pioneer Press from Tacoma, Wash.,says:
The city election yesterday resulted in a
Republican victory. The new city
charter was adopted* entire. The Re
publican ticket, headed by Randall for
Mayor, is elected. Randall is the first
Republican Mayor ever elected in a
party contest in Tacoma.
A. M. Wright Bead.
Chicago, Oct. 19. —A. M. Wright, ex
president of the Chicago board of trade,
died thia evening; aged 02.
A Calif oral an Preaching World's Fair
Gospel in the South.
Chicago, Oct. 19.—Hon. Mark Mc-
Donald of California, one of the commis
aioners-at-large of the World's fair, has
returned from a southern trip. He
says he found very little enthusiasm
among the southern people about the
World's fair. Thia was especially so at
Natchez and other points on the Missia
sippi where he made stops. Mr. Mc-
Donald, however, did considerable mia
aionary work in that section which he
thinks will have a good effect.
Boston Wires Burned Out.
Bosto? 1 ; 9cU 19.—About 6 o'clock this
evening an tf.'ectric-ligbt wire became
crossed with a Western Union tele
graph wire, causing the burning out of
the wires in the tower. The loss of the
wires completely isolated the Boston
office from the outside world for nearly
Admiral Porter's Condition.
Washington, Oct. 19. —The condition
of Admiral Porter was not favorable to
day. Last night he was very restless
and did not secure much sleep. This
afternoon he had a slight setback, but
tonight is reported resting easier. His
physician sa y s there is no immediate
danger of death.
Boston, Oct. 19. —The total gross ex
changes for last week, as shown by dis
patches from the leading clearing houses
of the United States and Canada, were
$1,327,967,317, an increase of 35 per
cent as. compared with the correspond
ing week of last year.
Made an Assignment.
Dallas, Texas. Oct. 19.—The Blank
enship-Blake Manufacturing company,
jeans and cotton goods, made an assign
ment yesterday. Liabilities, 1260,000;
assets, the same.
THE CRESCENT CITY'S REIGN OF
Forty More Italians Arrested on Suspi
cion—The Police Now Certain They Have
Chief Hennessy's Murderer.
New Orleans, Oct. 19. —The police
tonight arrested about forty Italians
whom they found congregated in a store
on Burgundy street, listening to an
harangue by one of their number.
Charging that it was an unlawful assem
bly, the police assembled in force and
gathered in tne whole crowd. When
examined at the station it was found
that the men had just arrived from
Chicago this morning, and that none of
them had any money. As they could
give no good reason for having come
iieie, they were booked as dangerous
and suspicious characters.
The police tonight also arrested Man
uel Pietro, whom they charge not only
with being one of the men concerned in
the Hennessy assassination, but actually
the man who fired the fatal shot.
The police assert that they have the
case in excellent shape; that the mur
derers have been arrested, and that
there is sufficient evidence to prove
that the murder was ordered by the
Matrangas gang. All the other Italian
prisoners, except some who are regarded
as important witnesses or accessories,
have been released.
Damaging evidence was adduced
against Macheca today, by a woman
who lives next to the master's house.
She says she saw him there several
times just before the murder.
The Provenzano and Matranga fac
tions concerned in the tragic events of
the past few months, are bitter rivals.
For a long time the Provenzanos had a
monopoly on the fruit unloading and
much other dock work, and were pros
pering. Matranga, who kept a
saloon, finally determined to go into the
unloading business himself. He gathered
about him a lot of adherents and began
operations. War soon after broke out
between Provenzano's and Matran7a's
gangs, and finally culminated a few
months ago in the attempted assassina
tion of a lot of the Provenzanos.
They were on their way to the
docks before daylight in a wagon,
and, passing a dark alley, were fired
upon by concealed assassins, with shot
guns loaded with buckshot. Two were
fatally and others seriously wounded.
Chief Hennessy soon captured the as
sassins, finding them, as he ex
pected, members of Matranga's gang.
They were speedily convicted. Hen
nessy "declared his intention of rooting
out all assassin organizations, and as
neither side was above crime, he is
known to hatre incurred the enmity of
m An Error in Signals.
Philadelphia, Oct. 19—An error in
signals caused the collision of two
freights on the Pennsylvania near Frank
ferd, this morning. "Engineer Henran
and Fireman Fields were fatally in
Why the Peach Crop Failed.
Henry A. Elbert, a veteran peach
grower of Delaware, says that the real
cause of the peach failure is that in
Delaware, as well as in most of the other
peach growing states, the soil has abso
lutely exhausted itself for peach pro
duction. That is really the secret, and
the reason why the peach crop, especially
of Delaware, has been growing less and
less in proportion to the amount of work
expended upon it during the last ten
yean. Peach growers as a general thing
in America have made considerable
money, and have made it easily.
The care of their trees, once they reach
the bearing stages, costs but little, and
the conservative old fellows sat down in
their farm houses quietly and just let
the price of the. rich fruit drop into their
laps. They starved the soil, and they
are now reaping the consequences. They
are beginning to find out that the soil of
a peach orchard requires fertilizers just
aa much aa the wheat farm does, and
until such aids to fruit growing have
been properly used the peach crop can
not be expected to he as generous a one
aa it has been for several years past-
New York Star.
General Booth's Work Com
Christianity Waning in Great
A Great Tramway Strike Inaugurated
The Prince of Wales Visits Francis Jo
seph—The Periodical Attempt
to Kill the Czar.
Associated Press Dispatches.
London, Oct. 19. —The Daily News,
commenting on General Booth's "Dark
est England," confesses that nothing
can be done for the souls of the millions,
until something is done for their bodies.
"This scheme," it says, "is one of the
most remarkable productions of the age,
and deserves to be allowed a trial.
There is something captivating in its
grandeur and completeness as an intel
The Chronicle says: "We are forced
to the conclusion that so far as the
masses are concerned, the gospel, of
Christianity has lost in our day,*ts
power and charm. When we consider
ncr vast resource* Booth's project puts
the state church in a very disagreeable
The Tramway Strike Inaugurated—
Wales's Visit, Etc.
Vienna, Oct. 19. —The exoected strike
of tramway employees began today.
Services are entirely suspended. The
stations are occupied by police, and
troops are held under arms in the bar
The Prince of Wales and Emperor
Francis Joseph exchanged visits today.
In the evening a social banquet was
given in honor of the visitor.
Dispatches from Zara, Dalmatia, say
the olive crop in that district was de
stroyed by a hailstorm.
THE MEN OF TIPPERARY
Exhorted to Show a Willingness to Help
Dublin, Oct. 19. —A printed appeal,
signed by Father Humphreys and other
clergymen, has been posted in Tipper
ary, addressed, "Men of Tipperary, the
heart and pulses of the nation and the
center of Ireland's hope," calling upon
j them to give generously next Sunday to
show America that they are not asking
They are well made, and were bought at the London Clothing Co.
CLOTHING has kept up with the
times. They have improved in style and workman
ship until it is now almost impossible to tell a ready-made
suit from a custom-made. The time was when a tail* slim
man or a stout mau found it impossible to obtain a ready
made suit. That day has passed. Today you will find on
our counters suits specially made for the tall men and the
stout men. In Overcoats likewise, we fit the tall, slim and
stout. We have the latest styles in fabrics and cuts. There
are firms that deal in clothing as merchandise in bulk,
like the groceryman sells flour. Anything wifh them that
is sewed together is called a coat or a vest. They care not
whether it wears. The idea with them is, the garment will
bring so much profit. Not so with us. We take pride in
our business and welcome every improvement. Well made
clothing is our specialty. We take the same pains to secure
good wearing and well made goods, when buying 100 suits,
that you do to buy one. We aim to make a steady customer
of every man that purchases of us. That can only be done
by selling well-made goods at popular prices. Give us a
trial. Satisfaction guaranteed.
CORNER SPRING AND TEMPLE STS.
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IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAI.
help from men unwilling to help them
London, Oct. 19. —Commoner Holden
has given £1000 to the Irish fnnd of the
National Liberal club.
Americana Arretted la Armenia*
London, Oct. 19.—The Armenian Cor
respondent of the News telegraphs:
Two Americana who have traveled in
Armenia fully confirm my account*;
especially as to the arming of Kurds.
Turkish officiala annoyed the Americana
in various ways and finally arrested
them, and deprived them of their pass
ports which were not returned until
they were liberated.
Paris, Oct. 19.—The centennary of
Alphonse Lamartine was celebrated at
Macon, today, with great rejoicing?*
Jules Simon, and many other diatm
guished persona were present. Copies
of veraea written for the occasion were
recited by a representative of the au
thor, who waa indisposed.
Italian Torpedo Boat Loit.
Rome, Oct. 19.—The loss of an Italian
torpedo boat, which left Naples for Bpei
zia some time ago, is confirmed. She
buret her boilers and foundered at sea.
Three officers and fifteen sailors were
Celman'a Impeachment Demanded.
Buknos Ayreh, Oct. 19.—At an im
mense meeting resolutions were adopted
demanding the impeachment of Presi
dent Celman and partisans for fraudu
The Laeemaker'* Strike.
Calais, Oct. 19.—The lace manufac
turers reopen their factories tomorrow.
It is doubtful whether the employees
will resume work until the wage dispute
San Francisco, Oct. 19.—C01. H. H.
Markham, Republican candidate for gov
ernor, arrived from Humboldt today.
He will leave for Santa Cruz tomorrow
Attempted to Shoot the Czar.
London, Oct. 19.—The Chronicle's
Warsaw correspondent says, there are
reports afloat of a futile attempt to
shoot the czar, but they are uncon
Shot Hia Wife and Suicided.
Coshocton, Ohio, Oct. 19.—Carl Ven
der, a German residing near Chili, thia
county, yesterday fatally shot hia wife
and then suicided. Domestic troubles.
Huntington on Deck.
San Francisco, Oct. 19.—C. P. Hunt
ington, president of the Southern Pa
cific company, arrived here tonight
from New York.
Brussels, Oct. 19.—The Belgian
municipal elections todayjrere generally
favorable to the Liberals and Socialists