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SOHANTON, PAM MONDAY MORNJLNGr, OCTOBER 18, 1897.
Death of Charles A.
Dana, of the New
EXPIRES AT GLEN COVE
The History of His Active
Though llorn with n Vornclous Intel
lectual Appetite Ho Touches No
Nchool Hooks Intil Nearly I!) Years
ol Agc--llis I'lrst Cnrcerns n Jonr
nnlist nt a Snlnry ol S-'i n Week.
City Ktlitor ol'the Tribune in 1817.
niise oi His Resignation Irom .Mr.
Now York, Oct. 17. Charles A. Dana,
Editor of the New York Sun, died nt
his home In Glen Cove, Long Island.
at 1:20 o'clock tills afternoon.
Mr. Dana's death had been expected
for several hours, and his family and
physicians vcn at his bedside when
the end eanie. Ills condition had been
Hiieli for several mouths that the mem
bers of hits family had kept them
selves In constant readiness to go to
his bedside at any moment. On Satur
day morning lie had a relapse and it
was apparent that recovery was im
possible. Several times, however, ho
rallied, but towards eight he begun
to sink. During the night there were
feeble rallies, but they did not last
lone. This morning It was seen that
the end was but a few hours oft and his
attendants remained almost constant
ly at his bedside. Tin- end came quiet
ly The extreme heat of Saturday and
Friday had much to do with hastening
the end. On Friday he showed signs
of distress and everything possible
was done to relieve him. lie had been
weakened by his long Illness, nnd dur
ing the summi-r wus several tlm-s
thought to be on the verge of a fatal
collapse, but each time he rallied. He
did no't improve much witli the com
ing cooler weather, and the sinking
spells became more frequent.
On Friday Mr. Dana, was nble to
take only the lightest nourishment, and
this condition continued. l'aul Dana
nnd his sisters, Mrs. Draper, Mrs. Un
derbill, and Mrs. Branan, were at his
home on Saturday morning and weru
warned to remain there. They were at
the bedside when death came.
Charles Anderson Dana was born at
Hinsdale, N. 11., Auc 8. 1S19. Two
years later his parents removed to
Haines, Orleans county, X. Y., where
on tho banks of the Krlo canal and
afterward in Buffalo and at Guildhall,
Vt., the childhood of this remarkable
man was spent.
lie appears to havo been born with a
voracious intellectual appetite, which
developed at on early age. At Gaines
he attended the district school and"
picked up what ho could find, openly
or by stratagem, in the limited litera
ture within his reach.
A CLERK AT 11 YEARS.
Wh n lie was 11 years of age he be
came a elsilc In his uncle's dry goods
and notions store in Buffalo. He re
mained in tills position for seven years,
occupying his scant leisure with mis
cellaneous reading, but touching no
ecbnol books until h'e was nearly 19.
His uncle failed in business In 1S37
and for the next two yenra the young
man busied himself in preparing for
college. Two winter terms in a coun
try district school and two years In col
lego constituted the whole of Mr.
Dana's experience of any system of
education In which he was not himself
master as well as pupil.
He entered Harvard in 1839 at the age
of 2i. His eyesight was seriously af
fected, by too close application, and
he was obliged to leave his class at
the end of the Sophomoro year. Al
though ho was prevented from com
pleting tho course, the university after
ward gave him his degree.
While at Cambridge Mr. Dana was a
hard student. No year has passed dur
ing his busy life without adding to
his stock of language or Increasing
bis familiarity with some of those)
which he has already partially acquir
ed. l(p learned to read, write and speak
fluently, and with absolute accuracy,
not only German, Italian. Spanish', Por
tugese and French, but also Danish,
Swedish, Nora and old Norse and of
couri it goes without saying that ho
was n finished master of Greek and
Immediately after leaving Harvard
tho need of out oJ door life and the
prospect of Intellectual companionship,
nt a time when books were forbidden to
him by tho occullsts, turned Mr. Dana
to tha Brock Farm association lor agri
culture and educatlon.then recently es
tablished in "West Roxbury.
In that remarkable attempt to com
bine high ideas of thought and con
duct with the manipulation of fertil
izers and the cultivation of vegetables,
Mr Dana was associated with Nathan
iel Hawthorne.Margaret Fuller, George
William Curtis, A. Hronson Alcott.WH
Ham Henry Cliannlng, George and
Sophia Ripley and others.
Mr. Dana's share in the division of
labor was tho management of the fruit
department. He also had considerable
to do with the teaching department,
h nd before he left the community ho
had also gained his Hist journalistic,
experience as associate manager of a
publication called tho Harbinger, de
moted to nodal teform, transcendental
philosophy and general literature,
ACTIVE CAREER AS JOURNALIST.
Mr, Dana's active career as a Jour-
rrllst began In 1811 on Ellzur Wright's
Boston Chrontypc. where, us ho said,
IContlnued oa Page :.
FATAL BICYCLE ACCIDENTS.
Jinn Thrown Undor nu Ice Vngon.
Dcntli from n Collision.
Boston, Oct. 17. Isaac C. Llbby, M years
oM, living ut 21 Walker street, Charles
town, collided with an Ico wagon and was
killed Instantly this afternoon whtlo riding
a bicycle. In trying to steer out of tho
way or tho wagon Ins wheel supped,
throwing him directly under tho wheel,
which passed over his head. Llbby leaves
a widow and several children.
Providence, Oct. 17. Lewis A. Chaffc, 16
years old, of Scckonk, died last evening
from Injuries received In a bicycle acci
dent threo weeks ago. Young Chnffo was
riding Ids wheel near Outliers Comers
when ho came In collision with another
bicyclist, causing him to be thrown from
his wheel. Tho Injured boy was able to
bo about until a day or two ago, when
meningitis developed, which finally caused
Indorsed by a Lnrpo Meeting of Por
tuguese nt Honolulu.
Honolulu, Oct. 6, via San Francisco,
Oct. 17. A largo meeting of Portuguese
was held on Oct. 4, and from tho senti
ments expressed by tho speakers, It is
plain that tho Portugucso paper Luso
does not represent tho feeling among
these people toward annexation.
A. V. Peters, one of the most promi
nent Portuguese residents of Honolulu,
Is strongly in favor of annexation. Ho
declares that tho report that tho greater
pait of thn Portugucso on the islands
am opposed to annexation is false. Ho
points out that annexation will help
the Portuguese, as It would put a stop
to the lnllux of Orientals. A resolution
was adopted favoring annexation.
NOVA SCOTIA TOWN
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Tliirtyflto Hundred People .Undo
Homeless by the Pinnies at Historic
Wlnilsnr I.osi Over t',OOn,000.
Halifax, N. S., Oct. 17.-Illstcrio Wind
sor, one of the most beautiful towns In
tho province, waa devastated by llro this
morning. For six hours beginning short.
ly before 3 a. m., tho firo fanned by a
violent northwest gale raged so Hcrcely
that the local llro department was abso
lutely helpless to copo with it, nnd wltli
lu half an hour nfteT Its discovery tho
mayor began to call for outside assist
ance. Long before noon the town had
been almost completely eaten up, tho area
covered by tho flames being almost a
mils squaro and of tho 400 or more build
ings occupying this section, barely half
a dozen scorched structures remain.
No Nova Scotia town has ever been
visited by a conflagration of such dimen
sions. Of tho 3,500 peoplo that Inhabited
tho place few havo homes of their own
tonight. Over 3,000 have been taken in
by tho residents of the surrounding coun
try and neighboring towns, while the re
mainder of tho sufferers have gone to
Halifax or are sheltered la army tents
erected in tho vacant plots tonight by a
detachment of Ilrltlsh troops from.. Uio
garrison city. Tho disaster Is appalling
in its extent. Tho lire started In a barn
behind tho Marino block In the heart of
the business district. Tho high gale pre
vailing carried tlie flames to other build
ings before the llremen had time to get
at work, and in a short time tho showers
of sp.irks carried In all directions had
ignited a score of buildings. The occu
pants of dwellings had time to hurry on
some clothing and to drag some house
hold goods Into the streets, but there was
no placo of safety to which anything
could be removed quickly enough to save
It from being destroyed or damaged. Tho
flames cut a clean gap from tho water
edge on tho business front to tho forests
in tho rear, bound by Ferry hill on tho
south side and by Fort Edward on the
north. During the past few years many
handsomo brick structures have been
erected, but these were generally contig
uous to old wooden buildings and all
went down before the furious (lames.
The origin of tho lire is somewhat mys
terious. A severo lightning storm passed over
the town beforo the flames burst forth,
and some think the barn In which the liro
started may havo been struck by light
ning, but many strongly suspect that tho
conflagration originated through the care
lessness of some drunken man. When
morning broko tho site of Windsor was a
scene of detolatlon, with hundreds of
frantic, thinly clad and destitute men and
women and children rushing back and
forth through tho smoking streets. For
tunately no lives wcro lest, although the
streots were perilous with Hying bricks
and slates, which the fierce hurricane
drove llko thunderbolts from tho roofs.
In tho hurry and excitement horses and
cattlo in the stables wcro forgotten and
many perished In tho flames, or were suf
focated from smoke. Tho ruins of tho Are
nre ablaze tonight, the smouldering em
bers having been fanned Into a blaze, and
the heavens are lit with tho flames which
cast their reflection across the river as far
as the eye can sco on either side. No ef
forts havo been made to quench theso
fires, and naturally tho occupants of tho
fow houses that remain are afraid that tho
fire will spring up again. The fire has
moderated somewhat and there Is no like
lihood of further disaster. Relief meas
ures were started In Halifax nt an early
hour nnd this afternoon a train load cf
provisions, tents, blankets, etc., arrived
from the provincial capital.
The total loss Is estimated roughly at
J3.000.000. While a number of tho heaviest
losers are partially Insured and somo of
them pretty well covered, the total Insur
ance Is thought not to be more than half
A POLITICAL POINTER
If you Indorse the free trade and frco
sllver Chicago platform as tho Lacka
wanna Democracy does, "fully and
without reserve," then work and voto
for Sdhadt, Horn, et. al. If you be
llevo In McKInley, protection and pros
perity, turn these agents of llryan
SALE OF STEEL WORKS.
Chester, Pa,, Oct. J7.-Th Wollman
Steel works, of thl place, have been
knocked down at sheriff's salo for JllO.ooo.
Samuel A. Croser, who represented tho
second mortgago bonds became the pur
chaser. A few years ago the company
had $500,00i) of paid up Btock and $000,000
worth of bonds. Tho present disposition
of It wipes out all tho stock, all of the
$283,000 of S per cent, third mortgage bonds
and $110,000 of the second mortgage bonds.
Tlmy Approve Wcylnr.
Havana, Oct. 17. A dispatch has been
received here from a number of Spanish
residents in Mexico, expressing their ap
proval of tho policy of General Weyler.
Tho mayor of Tencrlffc, Canary Islands,
has requested General Weyler to visit
that city on his return Journey to Bpaln.
Liverpool, Oct. 17. Arrived! Etrurla,
Now York. Antwerp Arrived! NoordlanJ,
New York. New York Arrived: Obdam,
Rotterdam. Havre-Arrived. La. Tour
alne, New York. Queenatown Sailed; Lu
canla .(from Liverpool), New York,
Annual Report of the Qeacral Superintendent.
SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS
Over Ono Thousand Railway Post
Ollices in Opcrntlon-.Thcy Arc
Mnnned by 7,(102 Clcrks--Klcvcn
Million Pieces of .Unll Matter
Handled During tho Ycnr--row
Errors Arc Mndo.
Washington, Oct. 17. An nbstract of
the annual report of the general super
intendent of tho railway mull service
At the close of the year there wore
1.1C4 railway postolllco line:!, maimed
by 6,851 clerks: 33 electilo and cable
linos, with 102 elerkfl; 42 steamboat
lines with 57 clerks; making total num
ber of lines 1,239, and total number of
clerks 7,502. In addition to these there
wcro lill clerks assigned to duty nt im
portant junctions and depots; and 23(5
detailed to clerical duty in the vari
ous ollices of tho service, making a
grand total of 7,602 clerics.
The miles of railtonds covered by
railroad postoillce car service was 151,
223; of electric und cable, 303; and of
steamboat lines, 7,459. The grand total
of miles traveled of all classes of ser
vice was 2S2.S30.031.
There were 651 whole cars In use, and
173 in reserve; and 2,026 apartments in
cars in use nnd 610 in reserve.
Tho number of pieces of all classes of
mail matter distributed on tho cais
during tho year waa 11,571, 540.6S0, ex
clusive of registered matter and city
mall. Of registered matter there were
16,256,663 pieces in all. The amount of
city mall distributed for stations and
carriers during tho year aggregated
462,469,010 pieces. The increase of or
dinary mail handled over the previous
year was 3.7 per cent. A comparative
table covering a period of ten years
shows that there has been an increase
in the amount of mall handled of 77.2
per cent., nnd increase in the working
force of IS.'j per cent.
Tho number of pieces of mall matter
handled correctly to each error in dis
tribution during the past ten years has
increased from 3,691 to 11,960.
NUMBER OF ERRORS.
The number of errors in distribution
during the year was 967,538, a decrease
of 14.7 per cent.
Tho number of pieces of matter, Illeg
ibly addressed, handled during the year
There were GS9 casualties during the
year, in which 14 clerks lost their lives,
3 were seriously and 75 slightly in
jured. This is a larger number of casu
alties and fatalities than have occurred
during any previous year since the or
ganization of the service. The passage
of a bill for the relief of the families
of clerks killed in the line of duty; of
clerks injured and unfitted for service
permanently or temporarily, and for
the retirement on partial pay of clerks
who have served so long as to be un
fitted for active service, has again
The reorganization and re-classifl-cation
of the service is again strongly
urged by tho general superintendent.
Recommendation is made for the en
actment of some legislation, to prevent
unwarranted and unlawful Interference
with postal clerks while on duty in
The distribution of second-class mat
ter by publishers and mailing agencies
has been followed up during the past
year with considerable success; and
the congested condition of affairs in tho
larger postofllces has thereby been con
PROSPECTINO PARTY'S FATE.
Xcwninn nnd Schwartz nnd Their
Companions .liny He Lost.
San Francisco. Oct. 17. Advices receiv
ed from A. C. Wright, of Seattle, tend to
the belief that Harry T. Newman and
William J. Schwartz, of San Francisco,
and four companions, whose names can
not bo learned, have perished in tho
Taku river while on their way to the
Tho meagre Information at hand leads
to tho belief that tho entire party was
either massacred by Indians or drowned
in tho swift current of the Alaskan
stream. Nothing moro is known hero ex
cept that tho men were alive and well on
Sept. 15 at a point eighty miles up the
river from Taku Inlet.
KINO OF SIAM IN MADRID.
Desires to Sec n Hull Tight and His
Koynl Wish Will Ho Gratified.
Madrid, Oct. 17. Tho King of Slam ar
rived here this afternoon, and was re
ceived with much ceremony. Shortly af
ter his anlval he expressed a deslro to
see a bullllght, but was Informed by
tho ofllclals in charge of his entertain
ment that In deferenco to his religious
feelings, which they did not wish to
wound, a bullllght had not been Included
in tho programme.
His majesty then enlightened tho offi
cials on ono of tho tenets of Buddhism,
telling them that that religion only for
bado tho slaughter of cows. It was
thereupon ordered that a tight bo held
for his majesty's government.
QUARANTINE RUNNER LYNCHED.
Negro Killed for Evnding Louisiana
Yellow Tovcr Regulation.
New Orleans, Oct. 17. Douglas Boulte,
a negro leader, was lynched at a small
settlement on IJayou Barratarla, about
fifteen miles from this city, yesterday.
Ills oftenso was running tho yellow
Hamburg, MIsb., Oct. 17.-BII1 Williams,
colored, an ex-convict, yesterday assault
ed and severely Injured Mrs. T. R. White
head, of Wlllwood Springs. A posse ar
rested him and turned him over to a
justlco of tho peaco, who placed him In
tho town jail. Last night a mob broke
open tho jail and took tho prisoner uwny
and It Is supposed ho was lynched.
Dlsnppcarod with Diamond.
Now York, Oct. 17.-Mrs. Sarah H.
Bush, of 17 West 19th street, missed dia.
mond rings, brooches, pins, etc., valued
at $350 from her room last Tuesday.
Tho same day Richard Bradshaw, a man
servant, disappeared. He was arrested
yesterday In Philadelphia, In Jefferson
Market court today Muglstruto I'ruuo Is
sued a warrant for Brudshuw'a arrest,
and it .was seut to Philadelphia.
OEN. BOOTH'S NEXT CAMPAIGN.
Thinks lie Mill Ilnvo n Largo Ger
London, Oct. 17. General Booth, of tho
Salvation Army, has gono to Germany.
Ho will open a big campaign In Berlin on
Monday, tho second within a year. He
says tho harvest of souls is already enor
mous and If things go on as they Irtoly
have done ho will bcon havo as big a Ger
man army as Emperor William himself.
General Booth believes that tho cm
pcror Is favorably disposed toward the
Salvation Army. Its military methods
and strict dlsclpllno appeal to his mtijcs
tyt soldierly lretlncts und tho zeal end
devotion of tho rank and filo plcaso him
General Booth is a pretty cautious man
In some respects, and ho has no dcsiro to
como Into collision with tho leso majesto
law. But ho gives out tho impression
that 1io does not despair of converting tho
emperor. No sumptuary exceptions would,
however, be made on .behalf of tho em
peror. If ho desires to join tho Salva
tion Army he Is quito (it liberty to do so,
for his soul Is as well worth saving as ihat
of any other human creature, but ho will
have to go to tho stool of penitence nnd
don tho red jersey in duo course.
An Iron Ilririgc Snnn 'i'i Feet Long
nnd ,- I'cct Wide Is Replaced by
Steel in Two .Minutes nnd Thirty
Philadelphia, Oct. 17.-The feat of re
placing un Iron bridge span, 212 feet long,
23 feet wide nnd 30 feet depth with ono
of tho same dimensions of steel was ac
complished in this city today In two
minutes and 31 seconds. In this spaeo of
timo nenrly 1.700 tons of iron and steel
wero moved a distance of 23 feet and
there was not a blip or hitch In tho en
This remarkable feat of engineering
was accomplished at what Is known as
tho connecting railroad bridge over tho
Schuylkill. Just uboe Glrard avenue.
It Is tho bridge that bears tho tracks
of the Now York division of the Penn
sylvania railroad, the busiest division of
tho Pennsylvania system.
Tho tlmo set for tho replacement was
tho forty-eight minutes Intervening be
tween tho passage over the bridge of tho
Chestnut Hill accommodation trains leav
ing Broad street station at 2.17 p. m.
und at 3.35 p. 111.
A work train crossed to the eastern end
of tho brldgo and stopped.
Tho gangs of trackmen began to un
splko the rails of tho west bound track
on tho old span. This done, the grapplers
of tho work train took hold of tho ends
of tho rails, the engine started up und tho
entire length of rails, 212 feet, was snaked
off In short order.
Meanwhile four stationary engines ono
nt each end of a level with tho brldgo
foundations and another at each end on
scows securely moored at tho base of the
bridge piers, wero pulling and emphasiz
ing their readiness for tho task they had
to do. Thcro was said to bo less than
a hundred horsepower represented In
theso four engines, yet so well was every
thing arranged that they moved the levi
athan without any apparent overexer
tion. Then the signal was given for tho llttlo
stationary engines to assert themselves.
It seemed as If they all started nt the
Identical Instant. Thcro was a tighten
ing of tho culiles, an almost impercepti
ble creak of a wheel somewhere and a
big bulk began to movo northward. It
was like clock work.
As tin- ige of tho old iron span be
gan to show beyond the bridge piers tho
crowds on tho north sido of tho river
set up a shout, and as tho breadth of
the new steel span began to disappear
behind tho piers tho crowds on the south
ern coigns of vantage also Joined In tho
cheer, und almost beforo the cheer had
died away tho mighty feat had been ac
complished. In Just two minutes and 3a
seconds from the time of starting tho
engines tho new span occupied tho exact
position from which tho old ono had been
EDWARD LANOTRY DEAD.
Husband of the Actress Hrrnthcs His
Lust in it n Asylum.
From tho Now York Sun.
London, Oct. 1C. Edward Langtry, tho
husband of Lily Langtry, tho actress,
who a fortnight ago wns found wander
ing lu a dazed condition on the railroad
at Crewo and placed In the lunatic asy
lum at Chester, died in that Institution
It would bo brutally cynical to de
fcc-lbe Mrs. Langtry s winning the Ces
arowltch and the loss of hur husband as
tv, o pieces of good fortuno in tho same
week; but some friends are inclined to
congratulate her on both events. Mr.
Langtry was an unuisumlng man, much
l.ked by his associated, who ns?r!lo his
recent mental unbalance largely to his
Mrs. Langtry's position is now peculiar.
Her recent dlvorco in California will
rot be recognized In England, although
the undoubtedly regirls It as a complete
severance of all bonds and her former
husband, who died today, !3 therefore no
mote than a stranger, whoso death does
not call for any recognition on her part.
It may bo said, liowcer. that her pro
rosed marriage wli.i Count L011I3 Ester
hazy would not Invo been solemnized
had Mr. Langtry lived, hec.vHo there Is
good reason for believing that tho Aus
trian emperor wou'd havo refused to
sanction it. It Is doubtful even now If
he will consent.
Mrs. Langtry's success on tho turf In
tho past two years his made her a cry
wealthy woman. Tin Indications In con
nection with her gteat victory at Now
lrarkot this week point to tho probabil
ity of her return to that social position
which sho held before her appearance on
ho Btago and other llttlo matters thai
rave her a rathe" unenviablo notoiletv.
Sho has been admitted to the .loekoy oiib
membership, and on r.cr appearance on
Osarewltch day lu tho holy of holies,
the royal Inclosurc. tho flrnt to greet her
was tho Duke of Cambridge.
When her horse Merman won the raco
tho Prince of Wales and ull tho sporting
celebrities present warmly congratulated
I'nir Fugitive Trnpped.
New York, Oct. 17. Sadie Felnberg, of
143 Forsyth street, this city, was arrest
rd today and held to await requisition
from Philadelphia. Sho la said to be a
fugitive from Justice. She was arrihtol
In Philadelphia charged with keoDlug a
disorderly house. Her bondsman, Philip
Goldberg, of 616 South Sixth street, Phil
adelphia, was In court today and identi
Two Miners Crushed.
Crested Butte, Colo., Oct. 17. Two min
ers wore crushed to death In tho Colorado
Fuel and Iron corr.rary's mine last night,
at quitting time, by the falling of the roof,
Ono was uu Italian nair.od John Pltonl,
who had been In this country but a few
months. Tho other waa Frank Nnradlu,
a nativo of Tyrolo,
Iown Hill Wiped Out.
Auburn, Cal Oct. 17. The town of
Iowa Hill, a mining camp of about COO
Inhabitants, was completely destroyed by
Are last night. Two men wero burned
J to death and Boverul others Injured,
One of Uncle Sam's Vessels Doing Police
Duty for Spain.
SEARCH FOR THE SILVER HEEL
The Rcvcnno Cutter Chandler, llnv
ing on Hoard United States Marshal
McCarthy nnd a Number of Pinker
ton Detectives Searching lor n
New York, Oct. 17. The revenue cut
ter Chandler, having; on board United
States Marshal McCarthy, In charge
of a dozen deputy marshals and three
Plnkerton detective spent nearly four
hours this morning cruising about the
harbor iin search of a schooner which,
it waa said, had sailed for Cuba with
a filibustering party. The schooner
which tho marshal wns In quest of was
tho Silver Heel, of Bangor, Mo. Sho
Is of 131 tonnage, and has a reputa
tion of being very swift and seaworthy.
It lias been reported that tho Silver
Heel was boarded early Saturday
evening by about twenty men, who
were apparently equipped for an ex
tended voyage. A number of pack
ages had been loaded on tho schooner
which was then towed from, the foot
of Market street. East River, at C
o'clock Into mid-stream by the tug I.
11. Wise, owned by Moran Brothers, of
this city. Whether tho schooner wont
up or down stream the persons who
furnished tho information to the fed
eral authorities could not say.
United States District Attorney Mc
Farlane, Commissioner Shields and
Marshal McCarthy, who had remain
ed at their ofllce awaiting some In
formation, decided at 11:30 o'clock last
night to start in pursuit of the schoon
er. At 1:03 o'clock this morning the
Chandler, with Marshal McCarthy and
the detectives on board, left the barge
The Silver Heel had nine hifars start
on the tug. After cruising nround for
four hours without catching sight of
anything that looked like a schooner,
tho Chandler put back to the city.
BUNCOERS ABROAD: BEWARE!
It Is tho trick or tho ISiyunlzed De
mocracy this fall to maka false
charges against Republican methods,
raise a big dust, hlro Republican mal
contents to organlzo Republican bolts
and then coax Individual Republicans
to desert their party on tho represen
tation that "party tics needn't count
for anything In an off ycar.i' By this
trick. If It ahall work, tho Bryant
will got a foothoH for a hopeful light
in national campaigns, and make Just
so much moro trouble for McKInley,
tho Rerubllcan congress and the causo
of sound money.
You now see through this trick. Are
you going to let It work'.
Cosmus Christus Dies from the Efiects
of Iiurns--Uig Building Destroyed.
New York, Oct. 17. The seven-story
factory building at 279 and 2S1 Spring
street, occupied by Fitzpatrlck & Co.,
manufacturers of mirrors, plate glass,
etc., and the Bradley Currier Door and
Sash company, was totally destroyed by
firo this afternoon, entailing a loss of
Cosmus Christus, 60 years old, and his
nephew, Michael Christus, 11 years old,
occupying an apartment In a Roosevelt
street tenement house, wero awakened
from a nap this afternoon to find tho
house on fire. In their fright they leaped
through a window nnd down an nlr
shaft, where they wero found by fire
men utter the fire had been ubdued.
They were terribly burned and the old
man died at a hospital soon afterwards.
FARMER BUCK WINS $269.
After Ho Gets the Money He Drives
the Men Oil with 11 Shotgun.
Wellsbcro, Pa., Oct. 17. A brace of
bunco operators took Farmer David Buck
into their confidence yesterday on pre
tenco of beylng a farm, and engaged him
In a gamo with threo cards, at which they
permitted him to win $200. Buck Is a
reader of tho New York newspapers, and
remombers some things he reads. Ho sug
gested to his friends a visit to tho farm,
whero they could Inspect, and where ho
also could got his bank book,
Tho Invitation was accepted, and when
ho reached the houso with tho $260 in his
clothes he procured a double-barrelled
shotgun and covered the two strangers.
Ho gavo them five minutes to leave the
place. They went. Buck thought tho
money was counterfeit. At the Wellsboro
National bank It was pronounced good.
KAIULANI HOMEWARD BOUND.
Duko Palmer Vouches Her Pcncelul
Nor York, Oct. 17. Princess Kalulant,
nieco of Mr. Dorr.lnls, formerly queen of
Hawaii, arrived yesterday on the steam
ship Paris, accompanied by her father, A.
S. Clcshorn, an English merchant, Sho
was on the passenger Hat as Miss Victoria
Cleghorn, and few passengers on tho ship
knew that a representative of royalty wts
a fellow passenger. Tho princess I about
23 yeara old. Julius A. Palmer, who came
here from Boston at tho request of the
young woman's aunt to greet her, suld
that her visit had no political significance
Sho will stop at tho Albemarle until
Tuesday, when sho will go to Washington
to seo Mrs. Domlnls. She will sail from
San Francisco on Nov. 2 for Hawaii. Sho
will take a look at tho palace of tho do.
posod queen. Mr. Palmer says hero visit
to Hawaii Is of purely a social nature
DEATH OF A TRACTION OFFICIAL.
John Mnnion Expires from tho Lll'ects
Harrlsburg, Pa., Oct. 17. John Manlon,
aged 11 years, a member of select council,
died at the Harrlsburg hospital this
morning from blood poisoning.
A week ago Mr. Manlon, who was chief
lineman of tho Harrlsburg Traction com
puny, was horribly burned at Stcelton
by the crossing of an clectrio light wire
nnd a trolley wire. Tho following day
his right hand was taken off. Blood pois
oning followed nnd In a few hours after
tho second operation Mr. Manlon died.
Ho was a prominent Democratic politician
nnd was twice elected to council from a
1 Republican .ward.
SWINDLER'S USE OF A CHURCH.
Said lie Wns Its Assistant Hector nnd
illndo 911 In Cnsli,
Plalnflcld, N. J., Oct. 17.-Ono day this
week a beautiful carpet and somo rugs
of lino texture wcro delivered by express
nt tho houso hero of tho Rev. T. Logan
Murphy, of tho Church of tho Holy
Cross. They wero not expected, but tho
bundlo was plainly marked "For tho Rec
tory of Holy Cross Church? Plalnlleld,"
and It was received. Tho marks on It
showed that It camo from Sheppard
Knapp & Co., of New York, The Rev.
Mr. Murphy wrote to tho firm about It,
and got a reply that It wns all right,
that tho goods had been paid for by th
Rev. Mr. Lewis, tho assistant rector of
tho Holy Cross church.
Hero wns a mystery again, for thero
Is no such person connected with that
church. Mr. Murphy by moro persistent
Inquiry found that a man calling him
self the assistant rector had bought tho
goods and had paid for them with' a
worthless check which amounted to 11
over their cost, and had taken tho
change. Tho name of Holy Cross church
had been enough guarantco to tho Arm,
nnd they did not hcsltato to send tho
goods. They had no suspicion of a swin
dle until Mr. Murphy wrote them. Tho
goods will bo sent back on Monday.
SHOT BV HER SWEETHEART.
Another Cnso of "Did Not Know It
Albany, Ga., Oct. 17. Near Falrcloth,
Mitchell county, yesterday afternoon
Miss Hurst, tho beautiful lii-ycar-old
daughter of Planter J. II. Hurst, was
shot and killed with a pistol, by her
sweetheart, Mack Lewis. Tho bullet
passed through the young lady's heart,
killing her Instantly. Tho whole coun
try Is In a fever of excitement.
The young cotiplo wero out for a drlvo
nnd nccordlng to Lewis' statement stop
ped to practlco pistol shooting nt a tar
get. In taking tho corked revolver from
Lewis hands it exploded. Both families
SPREAD OF THE
Sow Orleans Hoard of Ilcnlth Dis
couraged at tho Agitation Against
New Orleans, Oct. 17. While tho new
cases did not run up rapidly hero todiy,
tho deaths reached fivo as early at C
o'clock this evening. One of the fatal
cases, however, presented the same old
story of neglect and concealment. l)o
monico 'Mlccils' caso appears today under
both heads, now cases and deaths. He had
been HI somo tlmo but no report of his
sickness wo3 nada to the board and no
doctor called In until it was too late to do
anything for tho man. Ho was an Ital
ian, moro of whom havo succumbed to
tho present fover In proportion to cases
than all of the other nationalities togeth
er. The Gould case was reported four
days ago. James Burns' case was re
ported on tho 9th and ho died this morn
in. The caso of Alathlul Levi wa& cf
somo days' standing. William Bockilcld,
who Is among tho deaths today, was tho
bookkeeper of tho Metropolitan bank. He
camo here but a few years ago, has a
wlfo and six children In Germany und
was lu good circumstances. Ho was
taken sick on Monday and died betoro
noon today. The bodes of theso five peo
ple wero promptly burled. Tho agitation
against the quarantine regulations of tho
board of health Is encouraging violations
of tho regulations. Thero Is a very con
siderable sentiment against continuing the
quarantine system, and the result Is that
tho board of health liavlng reduced the
number of Its gcard, and Inmates of
houses aro slipping out Into the street
whenever they liavo a mind to. It Is io
longer considered possible to maintain
cordons around Infected houses strong
enough to prevent egress nnd Ingress.
Whether or not the fact that people
are coming out of nnd going Into infected
houses Is having the effect of spreading
tho fever, Is a disputed question among
the authorities, but tho belief is growing
that the board will not seek much longer
to maintain the quarantine system by
which they hoped to keep down tho fever.
SEARCHING FOR A MURDERER.
William I'ayno Will Trohnbly He
Lynched If Caught.
Fond Du Lac, Wis.. Oct. 17. John Ilea
man, aged 50, proprietor of tho Beaman
House, was murdered nt 3.45 o'clock this
morning by William Payne, colored, In
tho presenco of several white men In tho
hotel bar. Payne was Intoxicated. Ho es
caped during tho excitement. Several
hundred men organized In squads and aro
scouring the country.
Great Indignation Is felt, thousands of
men crowding the streets and tho mur
derer probably will bo lynched If caught.
KILLED BY HIGHWAYMEN.
Murderers of Oporstunski Thought to
Ho .Members ol un Organized (Jung.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 17. While riding into
Elyrla on a Lako Shoro freight train early
this morning, Romaln OperstanEkl, of
Pittsburg, was attacked by three high
waymen also aboard the train. Oper
stanskl showed light and was shot. Tho
highwaymen escaped. Operstanskl was
taken to the Huron street hospital In
Cleveland, whero ho died this afternoon.
The murderers are thought to be mem
bers of an organized gang which frequents
tho lines of tho XAike Shore railroad.
I'irc nt Mllllin AcadeniT.
Mlflllntown, Pa., Oct. 17. One of the
now three-story twin buildings compris
ing Mllllin academy, caught fire fiom the
heater today and was burned to tho
ground, with all Its contents. Including
Professor Dysslnger's library, the school
apparatus. The loss Is estimated at $3,000;
Stanley Will Resume.
London, Oct. 17. The Sunday Times an
nounces that Henry M. Stanley is going
to Buluwayo as a guest of tho chartered
company. It Is Btntcd also that Mr.
Btanley will resume Journalism.
THE NEWS THIS MORNINU
Weather Indications Todayi
Fair; Cool, Northeasterly Wind,
1 General Death of Cl.arlesA. Dana.
Disheartened Gold Seekers Return.
Gotham Sleuths After Filibustered.
Railway Mall Sonico Statistics.
2 Sport Foot Ball Games on Many Grid
3 Local R&publlcan County Campaign
Formally Opened nt Carbondale,
Sentence Day In Court.
Comment of the Prers.
S Local Anniversary Services at St.
Convention of Pocahontas Order,
8 Local West Side and Suburban.
7 Lackawanna County News.
S Neighboring County Huppenlnecv
Flnaiiclal uid Camw crclaU . -
Eighty-two Passengers Ar
rive from St. Michaels
on the Danube.
COULD NOT REACH MINES
None of Them Went Beyond
A Few Men witli a Little (.'old Wcro
Left Behind nt St. Michaols X
Correspondent ol the Associated
Press Dies from Exhaustion on thtf
Trail Ncnr Huinpurt City-Danger
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 17. Steamer
Danube has arrived, ton days from St.
Michaels. She brought 82 passengers,
most of them men who failed to reach
the mines by the all water route. Some
got as far as Fort Yukon and had to
turn back. Thcro are twelve miners
from Circle City who bring about $72,
000 in gold dust. Moat of them have
been working nround Circle City, but
few nre interested In tho Klondike
claims. A lot of provisions are at Fort
Yukon, but it is feared that If thcro
is a rush from Dawson it will cause a
shortage further down the river. It Is
predicted that many men will perish
in tho attempt to escape from starva
tion by coming clown tho river.
Tho steamer P. B. Wcare, after be
ing on a sand bar two days, got off and
arrived at St Michaels Sept. 20. Sho
started again with a load of freight,
but it Is feared she will never get up
the river. The steamer Alice arrived
at St. Michaels Sept. 24,wlth 120 miners
and after starting again on tho 27th
ran aground at the mouth of tho river.
The steamera M"are Island and Merwln.
tried to get up but failed. The Merwin
and Alice, at last acounts, wore on a
bar and freezing up.
The Mare Island had returned ta
Stebblns, twelve miles from St, Mich
aels. Few men with very little gold
were at St, Michaels when the Danube
iVt an' they will all como down 011
the Bertha. The North American
Transportation and Trading company
will build their river steamer at Una
laska on account of the schooner Hue
nemo having been lost In Uniak Pass.
Fivo other river steamers are to bo
built at St. Michaels. Tho ico was in
the river when the Wearo started down
and Icicles were a foot long on her
when she reached St. Michaels. Tho
steamers Bertha, Cleveland, Portland,
Excelsior, Bear and Iakkame were at
St. Michaels when tho Danube left, also
tho schooner Queen.
Passengers who started up the river
on the steamers Merwln, Alice and
Mare Island were endeavoring to get
to St. Michaels overland. The steamer
Healy which, with a barge was loaded
at St. Michaels, unloaded when tno
news came from Stebblns. The Excel
sior and steam schooner Navarre, with
a tow, arrived at St. Michaels on Oc
DEATH OF A JOURNALIST.
H. B. Tucker, correspondent of the
Associated Press, of Troy, N. Y., died
of exhaustion on the trail a few miles
from Rampart City. Ho und a friend
started out at night with little food
to locate claims on Hoosler creek. They
spent the day and night In tho woods
and then turned back, when Tucker
fell from exhaustion. His friend went
for assistance, but when It arrived
Tucker was dead.
Of the men who reached St. Michaels
recently, most of them have been work
ing for wages in the vicinity of Circlo
City. They made the trip to Fort
Yukon In row boats and from there)
came down in steamers. There was)
rot $100,000 in the whole crowd, so that
the rest of the boats this fall will bm.s
very little treasure. There Is consid
erate talk among the men who failed
to pet In of taking action against the
steamship companies which took them
up, particularly against the owner of
tho Eliza Anderson. Of a thousand
odd men who started since July, not
one-third are miners; some are still at
Fort Yukon, hoping to get in early In
the spring, but a large majority aro
coming south. Mayor Wood, of Seattle,
and his party got their steamer built
nnd started up the river, but they can
not go far, as they aro sure to meet
floating Ice if the.v escape the sand
bars. There nre now eighteen steam
era on the river as against five last
year, so that there will be plenty of
food at Dawson soon after tho river
opens In the spring. Some of the men
who reached Circle City on the steamer
Hamilton will try to push on to Daw
son over the Yukon. No news comes
ENGINE HOUSE WRECKED.
Shamokln, Pa.. Oct. 17,-Matthew SUM,
an engineer in the Reliance colliery, was
fatally Injured yesterday by tho bursting
of a big lly wheel, weighing 10,000 pound.
His skull was fractured. The engine
houso was totally wrecked. Stard, seeing
that tho wheel was parting while making
100 revolutions per minute, leaped from a
window, but tho wheel burst as hu
touched tho ground, and a heavy section
of it struck him.
Tho Herald' Wcnthcr Forecast.
Now York. Oct. 18. In the middle state
and New England, today, fair, cooler
weather and tresh to brisk northwesterly
and northerly winds will prevail, a slight
rlso of tcmpeiaturo in tho Interior, winds
shifting to northeasterly and attaining
gala forco on tho coasts, followed by in
creasing cloudiness and possibly rain In
tho southern districts of this section,
with the northward progress of the trop.
leal storm. On Tuesday, In both of thosa
sections, partly cloudy to cloudy weather
will prevail; preceded by rain and possibly
northeasterly to northwesterly gales on
the coast with slight temperature pfeatve
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