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SORANTON. PAM SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10. 1897.
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C-r y r w" J'w'y )& "MSahflv 5SCteK!5?w 2y3SSr 5
Willing to Sacrifice Per
sonal Ambition for
OPEN LETTER TO MR. ABELL
He Offers to Relinquish the
Tho United States .Senator Scuds a
Lengthy KpiMlo to Editor Aticll in
hich Ho Oilers to Turn the Leader
ship ol .liar) land Democrncy Over
to the Latter in Order That Har
mony 3Iuy Again Reign in Mary
land, and Asks for the Support ol
the Baltimore Sun.
Baltlmoie, Oct. 13 United States
Senator Gounan today Issued an open
ktler to Edwin V. Abel!, publlshei of
the Baltlmoio Sun, In vvblcli he offers
to lellnqulsh the leadership of the
Demociuoy in Maryland, provided Mr.
Aboil will accept It and suppoit the
Demouatic ticket In tho coming statu
and legislative campaign. Hu also In
timates that he will forego his ambi
tion to succeed himself in the United
States senate If it can be shown that
Huch a step is neiessary to Demon nt
lc success. The Uttei is a ery long
one and lev lews the coutso of the Sun
In its opposition to Mr. Gorman be
cnuso of his levH on civil seivlce,
taiiff rnd ballot leform measures. To
nil the chaiges made against him up
on this scoic. Mr. Goiman pleads
guilty, but he quotes the Sun as having
admitted that such questions were
hugely matters of opinion and asserts
that evoiy man is flee to think as he
pleases regaiding them. He defends
his course in icgard to all these ques
tions end concludes with tho following
And now, (Mr. Abcll, let us pass to a
question touching which there can be no
inlsmidu "landing. Theso statements and
countristatements, niguments and ictons
all this potty clash of pre testation and
Impeachment amount to very little at the
best. You hao declared your umljing de
votion to tho Democratic pailv, and hao
said that my leadership, my peisoual am
bitions, my selfish purposes, und lhc-o
onlj, pi event jou from icstoilng 3 our
newspaper to the service of the lojal peo
ple who orlginallv mado It rich and pow
erful by their pationagc, thcli conlltlcnco,
and their support. ou havo given Jlarj
land to understand that but for me und
the "bosslsm" jou aie pleated to attribute
to me, jou would bring back tho Baltl-
mote Sun to Its old moorings and devoto
It to tho exposition of Demociatlc princi
ples and tho confusion and overthrow of
Republican rule in this state.
You have stated in effect certilnly with
the Intent of being so understood that
jou still love tho Democratic parts' and
still wish to swv It predominant In Main
land, and jou then by involve jourself in
a pledgo to cast off join Republican aifil
latlons, repudiate your Republican alli
ances, und labor heart and soul for the
success of tho Democratic patty as It will
temaln aftei being purged of me
If jou be sincere in this, tho solution
of the dltllculty Is simple enough If my
aspirations, my leadership and my Influ
enco constltuto the only obstacles to jour
return to the people who m ule jour news,
paper anil founded join fortunes nnd ga e
reality to jour position and jour power,
I stand icadj to lcmove them. Otllce Is
lesq to mo rhan jou suppose Political
leadership Is not so iucessarj to my hap
piness as jou, in join Ignorance of my
character and motives, are pleased to saj
Strange as It maj seem to jou, I am will
ing to surrender cveij- piopect of per
gonal piomotlon, If by so doing I can re
unlto the Democratic partj, lestoro to Its
ranks all in lr'stlne strength and hai-nionj-,
allay tho dissensions and animos
ities that now clst and efface tho humil
iating spectacle presented bj jouiselt
and men of jout way of thinking the
spectacle of tho Democratic party be
trajed Into tho hands of the enemy by
those whom Democrats havo In tho past
exalted and entlehed I do not umicrtiko
to say how much jou or any other man
may lovo tho Democratic party, but I
know how much I loTe It, and 1 know that
I havo no jeisonal ambitions, I will not
sacrlfUo for Us honor and welfare. I
know, too, that I have no atllllatlons, no
engagements, no plans of any kind thit
could by am possibility cmbairass mo In
making tho proposed arrangement.
I NCONDITIONAL SURRENDER.
You may understand this as on over
ture of surrender on my part-as an ad
mission that the Democratic organisation
cannot hopo for further hfu without jour
aid und countenance. I am piepaied or
that I havo been misunderstood by you
so long and bo unieasonablj that a little
more or less will count for nothing. As a
matter of fact, 1 am satisfied that tho pco.
pie of Maryland havo becomo disgusted
with tho two jears of Republican mal-ad-mlnlutratlon
which you did so much to
make possible, and that they aro In tho
humor to make an ci d of tho experiment.
It 13 not onlj what us been done. It Is also
tho extravagaico und tho corruption
which they seo aw ulting them In tho event
of a perpetuation of Republican rule.
They felt that every substantial Interest
In tho state is Jeopardized, und they are
determined, with or without your aid, to
ustore to power tho Democratic party,
which has never hitherto betrajed them,
and In whoso hands they will feel their
honor and their Interests to bo secure. As
to this I havo not tho shadow of a doubt.
But they want, ahso. a restoration of tho
former harmony of tho party. They want
to see the old lines restored and tho old
associations rehabitated And I owe them
so much as to feel not only willing, but
anxious, to corsummate any wish of
theirs, no matter at what cost to me
Are you ready and willing and free to
meet me on this ground, In good fulth, In
a!! Joyalty, without provisos or reserva
tlons on the honor of a gentleman? Are
you at liberty to take charge personal,
and through jour agents, of the Demo
cratic campaign for the mayoralty of
Baltimore, for the leglslatuie, and for the
succession to that plac In the senaite
concerning which I havo but one desire
that of seeing It filled by a Democrat
whose loyalty to the party Is unques
tioned and proved, and who will advocate
and uphold tho principles to which you
profess unselfish and sincere devotion' if
jou are, I am ready to meet you moro
than half way, Let mo hear from you,
and lot our fellow citizens Judgo botwecn
us by the measure, of your personal good
faith and party loyalty therein.
(Signed) A, 1 Gorman.
October 15, 1S07.
Mr. Abel! tonight declined to say
what course lio would pursue In the
matter, or to express any opinion con
cerning the letter, which will appear
In the Sun tomorrow as a paid advertisement.
An Armed Vessel nt Atlanta Chases a
Atlanta, Go., Oct. 15. A special from
Brunswick, Gn., says: Reliable parties
residing nt Hotel Cumberland leport
that yesterday an armed government
essel lying Inside of St. Andrew's
sound was eeen to steam up and cross
tho bar, going out to bea under full
Suddenly there came a report of can
nonading. The description of the gov
ernment vessel indicates that It was
tho Wilmington or some other vessel
of her class. The presumption Is that
the cruiser sighted a supposed filibust
er and ordered her to slow up and
upon refusal flred upon her.
ELI SHAW ARRESTED
He Is Formally Charged with tho
tho Crime of Killing His Mother nnd
Camden, N. J., Oct. 15. Kit Shaw
was taken into custody by the police
officials this afternoon and formally
charged with the murder of his mother,
Mrs. Sarah Shaw, and grandmother,
Mrs. Emma Zane, which occurred in
this city Tuesday morning. The airest
was based on newly-discovered evi
dence, including the finding of a 32
callbre revolver of which two cham
beis had been llred, nt the bottom of
a chimney. The pistol was thrown In
to the chimney through a fctovc hole
In the room in tho third ston. which
hud been occupied by Shaw. Tho police
also discovered upon close examination
of the floor of Shaw's room several
Shaw w as found nt the home of a
cousin, entertaining his svveetheait,
whom he was to have mauled tomor
row. He was not told that ho was
suspected of tho mutders until he ai
rlved at the city jail. Chief of Police
Dodd then chniged him with the ciline
and showed him tho revolver. Shaw
protested his Innocence, and In answer
to the question as to tho ow net ship of
the revolver said it belonged to him.
He was told of the blood spots on the
door of his room. lie grew pale and
reeled against the side of his cell, talk
Prosecutor Jenkins rigidly cioss-ex-nmtned
Shaw for three hours nnd a
half. When he left Shaw's cell, the
ptospcutor stated he felt sine he had
the right man. The motive for tho
crime, ho said, was doubtless a desire
on tho part of Shaw to Inherit tho
property belonging to his giandmother
and mother, in older to bo mat 1 led.
His salary was small and he had made
arrangements to lent an expensive
Tho mosecutor stated tonight that
he had a large amount of evidence In
his possession which had not jet been
made public, which w at rants him In
believing th.it tho icvolver bad been
thrown In the chlmnev by Shaw. It
Is now believed that tho mutdets were
committed two or thtce houis befoie
Shaw gave the alarm Physicians w ho
examined the wounded women soon
after Shaw gave the alarm have stated
that the congealing of the blood on
both women clcailj' demonstrated this
Since the murder Shaw has been nt
the home of relatives, nnd hns persist
ently stated that the crime was com
mitted by burglars. He said he was
awakened early on the morning of the
murder by a noise down stairs, and
went to the second floor to Investigate
His mother followed him nnd pushed
ahead to see what was the matter. He
.said ho heard a shot and saw his
mother fall. In "the back room he said
he saw the forms of two men. He then
gave the alarm and when the police
arrived tho body of his giandmother
was found sitting in a chair in the
front :00m. Shaw at the time of the
murder was recovering from an attack
of tvphold fever and has since been
under tho care of a physician.
A WORD OF ADVICE
Republicans who are faithful In fo
called oft jears are the ones whoso
fealty to pirty counts Let all such
bestir themselves now.
"SLUA1P OF AMERICANS."
Thnt Is tho Subject of n London
London, Oct. 10 The Dally Tele
graph this morning devotes Its finan
cial artlclo to the "slump in Ameri
cano." It says:
"During the recent boom, tho British
public, which has learned something
from its experience of past wrongs,
gradually unloaded Its holdings on the
market and avoided tho error of le
puichaslng at high prices. Wall street,
therefore, had to swallow tho bait in
tended for the Britisher.
"The originators of the boom got all
the shares themselves, and there Is
every probability that they will havo
to keep them. With tho prospect of
dear money in New York, this Is not a
comfoi table position. Tho boom was
worked with borrowed money. There
fore, it is easy to see how a tighten
ing of tho rates might bring down tho
whole fabric, for there is no market
"Should Wall street attempt to press
Bales it would not be surprising, now
that all the shares are held in New
York, If means were found to pay div
idends for a. time so as to make the
securities attractive, as It is hopeless
to expect that old sufferers will lepur
cliase. Any relief must come from &
new s.et of buyers."
Cornish ns Receiver.
New York, Oct. 115. The report of W. D.
Cornish, who was appointed a special
master to take the testimony In the suit
of J. Plerpont Morgan and) others as trui
toe against tho Union Paclflo Railroad
company, Frederick R. Coudert and others
as receivers, was confirmed today by
Judge Lacombe, of tho United States cir
An Inkling of Secretary Gage's Programme.
QUESTIONS FOR TUB BANKERS
1'our Propositions Submitted to tho
Lending Bankers of tho Country for
the Purposo of Securing Opinions,
It Is I'robublo That a Curroncy IMnn
Jlnscd Upon Advlco Received Will
He Presented to Congress.
Washington, Oct. 15 Lyman J.
Gage, secretary of tho treasurj', said
today that the currency reform sug
gestions to be made in his forthcoming
report to congress are unknown to any
cne save himself and his official asso
ciates. Some months ago he addressed
to several bankers a series of ques
tions bearing on banking and cutrency
leforms. It Is said that the proposi
tions contained In them nrp lour In
number und may be classified as fol
lows: "First, to refund the whole of the
present national debt Into 2' per cent,
bonds, Interest and principal payable
In gold, second, In order to prevent or
couect redundancy of the currency, to
sell JJOO.000,000 gold bonds with which
to letlre legal tenders and silver notes;
thlid, In order to strengthen the gold
reserve, to sell lit JJurope $200,000,000 of
gold bonds, fourth, authorize national
banks to Issue notes not only nt par
of United States bonds deposited to
secure circulation, but to issue In ad
dition notes to nn amount equal to
!!3 per cent, of the capital stock, with
out security at Washington, national
bank notes to bo legal tender."
Answers to the queries based on these
rroposltions have been received. Sec
rotaiy Gage admitted that some of tho
chief Ideas buggested In the queiles
w hlch lie sent to bankers are to bo
found In the four pioposltlons hero
given, but he would not say whether
they met his appioval at tho time that
ho sent them out or not
"I Issued them," he said, "to sound
the sentiment of business men. They
accomplished that purpose Wh.it cur
rency plan I will submit to congress
will not be known until congtcss
It Is believed hero that a plan much
like that outlined In the pioposltlons
given nbove will be presented to con
giess by the .secretarv-.
WEST POINT'S WILD MAN.
He unci 11 Sentinel Soured Ench Oilier
nml Neither W ns Captured.
West Point, N Y, Oct. IK A wild
man appealed In West Point jesterdaj',
looking still wilder because of a red
sash with which he had belted his
waist. He wouldn't wait to bceaplur
ed. Pi Iv nte DUlam was on guard nt the
north end of the post late jesteidaj'
afternoon, when he saw, thiough the
gi owing daikness and thin shrubbery,
a red sash near the end of his beat.
There was 11 whole lot ofwildmanalong
with It, ho said. Private Billam sud
denlj' temembeied that legular army
officers do not wear red sashes while
going their tounds now and he nt once
shouted: 'Who goes thcieV"
There was no lpply. "Who goes
there, I say?" again demanded the sen
tinel, but still tho figure advanced.
"Heavens! It's a wild man! I'll tell
the sergeant of the guard," cried Dll
lum, and without further pailej- with
tho uncouth visitor Dillam sped to
ward tho other end or his beat. On
the waj' he met Sergeant Iioper, and
breathlessly told him of the wild man's
"You stand light there, and don't
let him come an inch further, and I'll
tell the officer In charge thnt tho wild
man Is hcie," commanded the gallant
sergeant. Tho officer In chaige was
startled by the seigeant's excited np
perance. "The wild man, sir!" said tho ser
geant. The officer hnd heaid of the wild
man before, and smiled as he ordered
Loper to bring him in Seigeant Lopor
returned to the sentinel, w ho stood
sniveling on the comer. Tho wild
man was gone. Loper started off to
capture him single-handed On the
load near the north gate he caught
sight of him. The wild man saw tho
seigeant at the same time, and then
the race began. It wns uphill, but for
more than a mile Loper kept almost
within grasping distance of tho wild
man's skirts. At last the fellow dait
ed Into the woods and the sergeant lost
sight of him. Nothing has been seen
of the visitor Blnce and tho sergeant
has been teceivlng congtatulatlons
that he escaped being cairled off.
Prof. MncCnulcy Discredits Stories
About the Intentions of Jnpnu.
Mlnnenpolls.Oct. 15 Prof. Clay Mac
Cauley, for the last seven years at the
head of the Unitarian college work In
Japan, who Is In Minneapolis, throws
new light on Hawaiian annexation. He
says he thinks the stories of Japanese
occupation and colonization by dis
guised soldiers are circulated by the
annexationists In order to scare Uncle
Sam into prompt action. Japan, he
adds, is too poor ns a result of the late
war to think of annexing tho islands.
She has her hands full with Formosa
Japan's national sentiment, he de
clares, in distinctly friendly to the
United States, and accounts of Inso
lence to Americans have been exag
gerated or made from whole cloth.
There have been some collisions be
tween Japanese and Americans at vari
ous points, but these were of no more
significance than brawls likely to oc
cur between sailors and the street
crowd at any foreign port.
Cyclone in Cuba.
Havana, Oct. 15. Thero was a cyclonic
disturbance over the southern part of
Cuba today. Tho barometer fell consid
erably and the wind attained great ve
locity. Mr Chnrlos Mordnunt Deuil.
London. Oct. 15. Sir Charles Mordauut,
Rart, of Walton, Warwickshire, la dead.
HEROISM OF A TRAMP.
Rushed Into n Hunting House nnd
Rescued a Child.
Chasovllle, N. Y Oct. 15. A tiamp
who had sought shelter in an old batn
near the residence of Frank Colby,
two miles from Locust Ridge, yester
day morning saved Colby's child from
burning to death In the dwelling.
The house caught flro Just before
daylight, and Colby's two daughters,
14 and 1C years old respectlv el', bate
ly had time to escape from an upper
window. They etarted to alarm the
nearest neighbor, forgetting their 10-year-old
brother, who was sleeping
The tramp ran to the house as soon
as ho discovered the fire, and met the
girls, who had Just thought of their
brother's peril, and were nearly fran
tic. No tlmo was lost by the tramp
In getting to the house, and learning
the room In which the boy was sleep
ing, he plunged through the blinding
smoke to the place where the boy lay,
still unconscious of his danger.
Ho seized tho child, but experienced
no little difficulty In making his way
to the door. He had thrown a blan
ket over the boy's face, nnd his hands
were blistered by tho heat when he
rushed Into the opan air, bearing the
little one to a place of safetj
A portion of tho dwelling fell In
soon after and all was consumed be
fore neighbors arrived. When the
tramp's bravo act became known the
crowd became very enthusiastic, but
the stranger suddenly disappeared be
foto an opportunity was given to le
watd him for tho deed.
Foreign Trade lor September nnd tho
ilcnvj Increase in Iron Production
Cause an Immense Incrcnsc in
Now Yoik, Oct. 13. II. G. Dun &
Co.'s weeklj' review of Undo tomouow
w 111 sav:
FoieJgn trade In September.the heavy
ineiease In Iron 111 eduction and con
sumption, and the largest payments
through clearing houses ever known In
October, aiv indications which out
weigh hesitation In some maikets. Tho
ineiease li. employment of Iaboi has
continued, with fuither accounts dally
of woiks opening, lnci easing foice of
hands or raising wages, and at every
point whet" ncttnl production can bo
tested It appeviis greater than ever bo
fore, nrtorts by tho Bank of England
have delaved further gold exports, but
with a cotton movement rising, largo
shipments to this side are deemed cer
tain and not distant. More gold, how
ever, means less Just now than moie
Tho output of pig Iron Oct 1 was
200,128 tons weekly, against 112,762 a
j ear ngo, the Increase since July 1 hav
ing been 22 per cent. Unsold stocks
have won reduced at the iate of 10,271
tons weekly In September, indicating a
consumption exi ceding 2"2 000 tons
weekly, which is about 20,000 greater
than ever before pnd 10 per cent, great
er than three months ago. Prices of
pig hold stead j. though pi eduction h'as
been luither Increased since October 1,
and prices of finish d products grad
ually rise with especially heavy de
mand for plates, rods and bais Ore
shipments on the lakes surpass all lec
ords. Makeis of black sheets have
raised the price for No. 2S to "2 10, and
wlie nails aro five tents higher, the
average of Iron and steel products ris
ing fi per ent. for the week, to the
highest point since April S Tin plates
aie cheaper at $3 10 with enormous
.iroductlon, and copper at 11.12 cents
for lake, with lend at $1 10; but tin Is
fait ly strong.
The cotton mills ate producing laigo
ly as cheap cotton Invites, and with
moderate demand print cloths aie low
er nt $2.41 cents, and some grades of
other goods aro slightly reduced. Sales
of wool for speculation have gteatlv
decreased, but matuifactuiers do not
find that current prices are warranted
hv their market for goods, though It Is
stiong and advancing. The demand for
spiing goods is limited, but tho prices
of seme quantities have advanced a
shade further. Theie Is also some quiet
contracting ulready for heavy weights.
Wheat has been fairly steady, but mov
ing moro largely th'in last j'ear from
the farms and from the country. West
ern receipts were 15,167,054 bushels in
two weeks of October, ngaln3t 11,235,
016 last j'oar, and Atlantic exports
C,163,401 bushis, flour Included, against
1,717,?45 last jenr, while coin expoits
wore 3,262,CS7, ngsinst 3,309,925 last j ear.
September exports of wheat suipass all
records, amounting to 25,8C8,83S bushels,
over 100 per cent, larger for all bread
Owing to high prices the value was
Fallutes for the week have been 23i
in the United States against 32S last
year and 36 In Canada against 40 last
NO MORE PROQRESSIVE EUCHRE.
New Jersey's Amended Constitution
liars All t; miles of Chnnce.
Jersey Clt N. J., Oct. 15. A police
permit has been granted the Swedish
Kbenezer Evangelical chutcii to hold
a fair to raise money with which to
pay a debt Tho police were infotmed
that a piano and other article? would
be milled off ot the fair.
The law of New Jersej', tis amended
lecently, Is stringent asalnst any
gambling devlco or game of chance.
Lawyers say that to play ouch a game
ns progressiva ouchrfc for a rrlza Is now
1 criminal offense.
Youth Arrested for Murder.
Guthrie, Okla,, Oct. 15 Thlrtoen-j'ear-old
Johnnv Matthews was arrested to
day charged with murdering the 6-year-old
son of Captain L. L. Bridges, a well
know n attorney. Tho boys quarrelled j-es-tcrday
and this morning tha murdered boy
was found dead In front of his father's
house with a bullet wound In his head.
Tho bullet cams from across tho street,
apparently from tha Matthews house,
where a recently fired rifle was found.
Schooner Springs n Leak.
San Francisco, Oct. 15. Tho schooner
W. S. Phelps, which sailed hence on Wed
nesday afternoon with forty prospectors
and a, cargo of supplies for Copper river,
Alaska, sprung a leak yesterday and was
compelled to put buck, and will be placed
on dry dock and thoroughly, rcoalktd.
LITTLE KOREA IS
NOW AN EMPIRE
Significance of lis Transformation from
PROCLAMATION OP THE KINQ
He Declnrcs Himself nn Emperor,
Dntlng from Oct. l"i, 1807--Thc An
nouncement Will Unto Its KfTcct
Upon Oriental Affairs.
Washington, Oct. 15 The Korean
Legation received an official cable to
day as follows: "King proclaimed
himself Emperor from this date, Oct.
The transition which Corea makes
today from a kingdom to an empire Is
felt to have considerable significance
In Oriental off alls, although the of
llcals hero are wltjiout any Informa
tion as to the causes leading up to It,
It Is understood, however, to be a part
of the progressive policy on which
Corea has embarked, following the lead
of Japan and China. The King Is a
member of tho progressive paity and
shaies the wish of that party to bring
Corea. up to modern standards. The
opposition clement is known as the
Conservative partj-, and Is desirous of
preserving the old tindltlons and gov
ernmental system of the country. Mr.
Soli, who recently died here, was tho
leading flguic of this progressive ele
ment, while the Corean Minister Is a
member of tho Conservative party.
The last step taken bv the King In
proclaiming himself Empeior after
todaj', Is regal ded as a final stroke of
the piogresslve modern element.
The change also has another aspect.
China long has asserted 11 suzerainty'
over Coiea, and it was this claim that
brought on the Chlna-Japuneso war.
While the claim Is dormunt, yet China
never has relinquished what she has
regarded as an heiedltarv soverelgntj'
over Corea. With this latter country
as a kingdom some apparent assent
was given to the claim of an imperial
authority In China, but with Corea her
self advancing to the rank of an em
pire she throws off every evidence of
dopendencj on anj' outside power. This
Independence would apply also to
Japan and Russia, which have been
seeking to gain inlliience and conttol
In Corea owing to that country's ex
tensive coast lino and valuable har
bors, on the Noith Pacific. To Russia
In paitlcukir the acquisition of Coiea's
Pacific coast line has been legarded ns
of great stiateglc lmpoitanre, as Rus
sia's piesent ports on the Pacific aro
closed by Ice during the winter, while
those of Corea are open tho year
aiound. The advances mado by Rus
sia nnd Japan In Corea havo led to
much conflict between the two coun
tries, the last move being a piotest bj
Japan ngalnst the assignment of Rus
sian officers to drill the Corean nimy.
With Corea an emplie. It Is felt that
she gives unmistakable evidence to
other aspiring nations that .she has no
intention of becoming absorbed by or
mado a petty kingdom of any other
A POLITICAL POINTER
If jou indorse tho free traio and frec
silver Chicago platform as tho Lacka
wanna Iemocracj" does, "fully and
without reserve," then woik and vote
for Sahadt, Horn, ot. al. If jou be
lieve In McKinley, protection and pros
perity, turn theso agents of Hrjan
PROGRESS OF YELLOW FEVER.
Situation in the Southern States Up
Jackson, Miss, Oct. 1" Dr. Rirchett
lepoits from Edwards eight cases of
jellow fever; no deaths. At Clinton
there is but one case under treatment.
The board of health has sent Dr. Dunn
to Utica, where there urc six suspicious
Mobile, Ala., Oct. 15 Five new cases
of yellow fever were lepcuted today.
Montgomerj", Ala, Oct 15. Owing to
rumors of suspicious cases of fever in
Montgomcrj', several of the surround
ing towns have quaiantlned ngalnst
her The Advertiser Interviewed every
doctor In the city today and without
exception they declaie they have no
cases of j'ellow fever, not even a sus
picious case; and the board of health
confirms the report that there Is no
jellow fever here. Theie was quite nn
uneasy feeling today, however.and sev
eral bundled people left town.
New Orleans, Oct. 15 By C o'clock
today fortj'-four new cases of yellow
fever had been repotted and the pros
pects were excellent that this day
would show the high-water matk. The
large number of cases, however, did
not represent a corresponding Increase
of foci. From a single house on Bour
bon street, four cases weie reported in
a bunch by Dr. Tormento, and in his
official statement to the board, the doc
tor wrote that somewhat remarkable
to saj', tho cases were taken almost
Washington, Oct 15 The following pen
sions havo been Issued for Pennsjlvanla:
Original Henry Burkhelser, Long Level,
York; David Manges, Decker's Point, In
diana; Ezeklel Hees, Ouava, Columbia.
Additional Daniel Covert, South Will
iamyport Increase Jonathan 11. Ed
wards, Williamsburg, Blair: John l'ox,
Fredericksburg, Lebanon; William Kllno,
Mount Grove, Luzerne; John Pcnrol,
Branch, Westmoreland; Chauncey Stew
art, Allegheny. Supplemental Jacob V.
Nelfcrt, Jersey Shore, Lycoming. Orig
inal widows, etc Carrie Dlefcnbach,
Erie; Sarah M. Allen, Terrytown, Brad
ford; Elizabeth MoElhaney. Branctitown,
Butler; Anna K. Stewart, Erie; minor of
James G, Warnoek, Unlontovvn.
Decrense in ltuilrond Earniups.
Philadelphia, Oct. 15. The annual re
port of the Western New York and l'enn
ejivanla Railroad company, made public
today, shows gross earnings, $2,354,774; ex
penses, $3,012,945; net earnings, $911,828.
This Is a decrease In net earnings as com
pared with 1893 of $10,291.
Eviinpolinn ill lie n Citizen.
Now York, Oct. 15.-JEv angellna Coslo y
CLsneros has adopted this country as Iwr
home. She signed her declaration of in
tierttlon to Hsccrrta a citizens of the
United States this afternoon. XTpon the
terma of her oath sho has renounced all
allegiance to Spain. ,
Proceedings nt tho Convention of
Brotherhood of St. Andrc'vv.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 15. St. Paul's
church was filled with members of tho
Brotherhood of St. Andrew this morn
ing, when Holy communion was cele
brated by Itlght Rev. Edward Stuart
Talbot, lord bishop of Rochester, as
sisted by the Rev. J. A. Regcster, of
President Jnmes L. Houghtnllng call
the first business session ot tho broth
erhood to order at Music hall at 10:30
o'clock. The Canadian delegation met
at the same hour in Concert hall in
the same building.
A resume of tho work of the officers
during tho past year was submitted.
It shows a slow growth, the number
of chapters being 1,266 In 1897, n,s
against, 1,171, In 1S9C
The report of tho treasurer showed
an apparent surplus of $3,125.77. Tho
receipts for the year were $26,410 54.
When the business session closed tho
Canadian delegates nppeared in the
convention hall and the International
convention was resumed In general con
ference session. At the noon hour
prayers for the missions of the church
and the brotherhood of St. Andrew
w ere read by the Right Rev. Dr. Leon
ard, bishop of Utah.
Hon. John F. Faure, commissioner
of charities of New York city, was
designated as temporary chairman
while President Houghtallng delivered
his opening nddrejss, entltlecV'The
Brotherhood Man nnd His Work.
Tho address gave much attention to
peisonal puiltj'. Referring to temp
erance, Mr. Houghtnllng said: "I hato
to meet a biotherhood man with the
smell of liquor on his breath. Temper
ance, however, does not refer entltcly
to drink "
The session closed with the benedic
tion by Bishop Walker, of Buffalo.
It Is probable that the next conven
tion will bo held In July or August,
1S9S. Baltimore seems to be most fav
ot ed for the city In which to hold tho
PLASTER FALLS IN
AN OPERA HOUSE
Disaster nt Clnciuiinti--Sevrrnl Per
sons Are KlllccN-A Singular Ac
cident. Cincinnati, O , Oct, 15. "Tho Dang
ers of a Great City" on tho stage of
Robinson'H Opera house tonight, wns
cut short In Its performance by a tragic
utilization of the actual dangeis of a
gieat city. The house was fairly well
filled. A lady In the audience sajs
.she heaid a rasping noise, a little be
fore !) o'clock, which continued for live
minutes before tho catastrophe. Pres
entlj the plastering hptran to fall in
small pai tides, but enough to ulaini
the timid or cautious of the audlenc c.
Soon It began to shower down In great
chunks. Theie was a lush from the
gallerj, and It was soon emptied Those
In the dress clicle letlied ns piomptly
as posslblj', without appaient panic.
The crowding of these persons to the
door obstructed tho passage of people
fiom the parquet. Nobody expected nny
other danger than from the falling
plastering, but suddenly, with a great
crash, the centinl tiuss of the celling,
eighty feet long nnd thiity feet wide,
camo plunging down Tho ends of it
struck on tho two gallery wings nnd
doubled It up In tho center, sending It
down Into the paiquet with a gieat
scattering of joists nnd tlmbeis.
The Injuied weio cairled to the Cin
cinnati hospital. Thieo are dead, and
five dangerouslj', If not fatally, wound
ed Twenty-six moio are Injured.
About 8 50 o'clock tonight, as the per
formance nt Robinson's Opera house
was In progress, the plastering began
to fnll from the centre dome celling,
forty and fifty feet above the heads of
tho people In the parquet. This con
tinued three minutes, causing a rush
from the house. The theatie and gal
leries weie partially emptied when tho
dome In the center of the roof with Its
supporting timbers and trusses came
tumbling down. The dome extended
niros.s the opeia house and was about
thirty feet wide. When It fell the ends
struck both sides of the galleiy, crush
ing It and scattering timbers In eveiy
dliectlon, and finally lauding In the
center of tho parquet.
Scnicelj' anjbody was hurt In the
balcony or dress circles The injured
are those who had not jet escaped
from the parquet. The theatre pre
sents the appeal ance of a disorderly
pile of old lumber. Chairs In the par
quet are badly demolished. Thousands
upon thousands of people are blocking
the ndjacent streets There are three
dead and thiity-three moro or less
serlouslj' Injured, while many suffered
slight Injuries, but were able to go to
All-American vs. Baltimore.
rittsburg, Oct. 13 Tho Biltlmoro club
met tho All-Americans hero today and
w ero badly defeated Outside tho battery,
thero was only one man on the Baltimore
team In his regular position. Tho AU
Amerlcans put up a very stiff: batting
gaino and earned nine of their runs, in
cluding two homo runs by Dahlen and Col
lln Owing to poor management and lack
of proper advertisement, only COO people
attended tho game. Score: IlIMJ
Baltimore 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 S 9 1J 7
All Americans .. 0413 0131 G-1S 21 6
THE NEWS THIS MORNING.
Weather Indications Tojjy:
Fair; bllghtly Warmer.
1 General Senator Gorman Surrenders,
Propoialfc forCuireucy Reform.
Tiansformatlon of Koreu.
2 State rorectit of Dr. Swallow's
3 Saucy Bs Journeys Over tho On
tario and Western.
Comment of the Frees.
C Local Social and Personal.
Religious News of tho Week.
6 Local Annu-il Meeting of tho Crltten-
7 Local Alleged Coal Exchange Butg-
lar in Jail.
Srranton Poor Directors' Opinion of
8 Local West Side and Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Storj' "The Lumparngua."
H Sunday School Lesson for Tomorrow.
Largest Hotels In tho World.
13 Neighboring Countj" Now.
, rinanclal and Commercial.
Harrison, Bliss and Black
Will Speak for
STRONG'S CHANGE OF FRONT
Deep Cut Into Setli Low's
Republicans Alive to tho Impottnnco
of tho Issuc--KlTorts to Deride It
i'nil--IHavor Stronc's Chameleon
Like Change of ItlinA Harmless.
New York, Oct. 15. Governofl
Black will speak at the Rornibll
can mass meeting in tho Lenox
Lyceum on Wednesday evening next.
This forenoon tho Governor sent a
dispatch to Chairman Qulgg, in reply
to an invitation from the latter to bo
present, In which he said:
"For any man to refuse to do his
utmost now would bo tieason. I will
Secretaiy Bliss will take an active
part lu the campaign. Ho Is to preside)
at a meting in Lenox Lyceum next
Wednesday evening and will maka
a speech setting forth the Importance
of General Traoey's election to the
business Interests of New York and tho
genet al public. Before the campaign
closes ex-President Harrison may ba
heard on the stump also.
Mr. Bliss's letter, In which lie points
out the necessity of making the tight
on tho principles that vvero at stako
In 1S9C has strengthened tho candidacy
of General Tracy, and Setli Low's
cause has been cotrespondlnglj' weak
ened. Mr. how Is making his canvass
on municipal Issues and Is telling his
audiences that national affalis have
no bearing on local campaign. Mr.
Bliss points out that national Issues
are of sui passing Interest In the local
fight this ai; that tho battle for
sound money has been lenowcd oveiy
whete, and thinking men who were ln
climd to vote for Mr. Low havo como
to the conclusion that General Tracy A
lepicsentlng the jKirty of sound monej'
principles Is, theiofore, the logical can
didate for Mayor
Major Strong's sudden change oE
front on tho question Is taken as evi
dence that Mr. Bliss letter has cut
deeply Into the Low- vote. The major,
when asked jesterday morning what
effect, In his judgment, Mr. BlKs let
tor would have, replied: "The letter Is
strong. It ought to help General
Tracj." In the evening tho maj'or
spoke at an Kast Side meeting as an
advocate of Mr. Low. He has under
gone one of those remarkable mental
changes for which ho Is noted. With
out the slightest explanation of hl3
(list public utterance, he told his audi
ence that tho Interfcienco of cabinet
olllceis In local affairs Is hurtful to
candidates. General Anson G. Mc
Cook, Mr. Low's now campaign man
ager, said the same thing.
Mayor Strong and his city chamber
lain were severely criticized today for
what was termed their unfairness in
citing tho Folger case aa a parallel. It
was pointed out that tho National ad
ministration was elected to preserve
the principles for which General Tracy
stands, and, through Mr. Bliss, it let
it bo known that Mr. Low's candidacy
Is Inimical to the cause ot tho Repub
lican part j. It was tho duty of the ad
ministration to do so, it is assorted. In
doing so, it is added, it only carried
out the trust icposed In It for the next
four j cars by the people. Judgo Fol
ger's candidacy, on tho other hand,
had no relation to national interests.
LOW IN HARLEM.
Seth Low addressed two large meet
ings in Harlem tonight and one- In
West Twenty-third street, and in each
case received an enthusiastic reception.
Tho tlrst meeting was at Majestlo hall,
in East One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
street. The hall would not accommo
date all who camo to tho meeting, and
the ciowd on the street was addressed
by sevieral speakeis from a truck. M.
D. Hamilton was chairman of tho
meeting and besides Mr. Low the other
speakers were II, C. F. Koch and
Hemy W. White
At tho conclusion of his address Mr.
Dow went to the old homestead garden,
In Third avenue, and spoke to an au
dience of 2,000 people.
Ho then went to tho Gramercy Ly
ceum, wheie ho made an enthusiastic
speech to another laigo audience. Dur
ing the course of his remarks ho saldr
"Wo come before jou this year ort
the subject of homo title. Home rulo
written on the hearts of some politic
ians is a dead letter, but home rule In
the heaits of the people of this great
city Is a live and vital thing. For that
standard we find tho candidates of tho
Citizens' union, who have not been
asked to pledge themselves to any
elnglo person or thing in this cam
paign except the people and their in
terest in tho Greater New York. That
Is tho single issue of this great cam
paignservice to the city In tho inter
est of all people "
After a stormy session lasting until
midnight in tho Grnnd Central Palace,
tho general committee of the German
American Refoim union endorsed Seth
Low and tho entire Citizens' union
ticket. The vote was 3S2 for Low and
99 against tho resolution. The opposi
tion made a desperate teslstance and
eomo of tho speeches were very bitter.
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York. Oct. 10. In tho rnlddlo states'
and Now England, todaj', fair, slightly
warmer weather will prevail, with brisk
southwesterly winds, probably shifting to
northeasterly on tho Virginia coast with
the northward advance of a tropical dls-
Iturbance, followed by clouding and low
er temnera-turo near thn lakes. J -11
I cr temperature near tho lakes.