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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 1897.
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GROWL OF THE PRINCE
Bismarck's Insulting Re
marks Regarding the
"AS TO MONROE DOCTRINE"
The Prince Calls It "Uncom
llu Is Itcportcd to Unvo .Undo Jinny
Other Unkind Kcmnrks Concerning
Amcricn mid Amoricnn Institutions.
'J'li in l(i 'I'll at Wo Over Estimate
Berlin, Ort. IS. Tho Neucsto Nach
richten of Leipslc publishes a report
ot a conversation which Prince Bis
marck Is said to have had with n re
cent visitor, during the course of which
the ex-chancellor is quoted ns saying1
that the Monroe doctrine Is "uncom
mon insolence towards the rest ot tho
world and does violence to tho other
American and European states with
It would be analogous that, tho
prince Is said to have added, If Itussta
and France combined to disallow fron
tier changes In Europe or the prepon
derating powers In Asia, Russia nnd
Grent Britain arrogated the right not
to change the political status without
Continuing Prince Bismarck is re
ported to have remarked: "Their great
wea'th, due to the soil of America, has
led the American legislators to over
estimate their own lights and under
estimate the rights of the other Ameri
can and European states."
A1EETING OF ARCHBISHOPS.
Catholics of America Will Meet nt
Washington on Wednesday.
Washington, Oct. IS. The annual meet
ing of tho Catholic archbishop of Amer
ica will bo held here on Wednesday next,
the llr.st day being given to tho affairs
of tho Catholic university and the next
to tho general uffairs of the church. ,
Among tho subjects to be considered
aro the revision of the Catechism, tho
establishment of a Catholic dally news
paper, the education of Indian children
nnd a number of questions affecting the
various local archdioceses. All ot the
archbishops aro expected to he hero with
the exception of Archbishop Kane, who
Is at present at Home. Archbishop Kane
will attend for the llrst time since ho
assumed his duties nt homo and on the
following day tho close of the meeting
will sail for Rome. As an incident of tho
meeting Dr. Conaty, rector ot the uni
versity. Is to be Invested with the title
and dignity nf Monslgnor, which honor
, has been lately conferred upon him by
LOPERS ROUNDED UP.
Pour Unfortunates Mho Escaped
llnvo Been Cnpturcd.
New York, Oct. 18. Three of four lepers
who escaped from North Brother Iclund
last week have be'en rounded up and aro
tonight In tho contagious disease tent
within the grounds of Bellevue hospital.
The city health authorities having decided
that leprosy Is not contagious, havo de
cided to take charge of the men or send
them back to the Island, on which for a.
yearsor more they were virtually held as
Tomorrow the cause of the lepers will
bo brought to the attention of the commis
sioner of cha-ltles. The trio atnicted with
tho disease are Lin Jug, a Chinaman, 2S
years old; Philip Sidney, colored, 24 years,
and Frederick Fleming, 40 years of age.
MR. POWDERLY IS ACTIVE.
lie Revokes n Circular Regarding
the ltc-1'ntmnco of Cattlemen.
Washington, Oct. IS. Commissioner of
Immigration Powderly has revoked the
circular Issued by his predecessor In INI I.
authorizing the granting of certificates of
ic-entranco to cattlemen crossing to Eu
rope with cattle. The commissioner has
received Information from American con
suls that cattlemen havo been selling
these certificates to anarchists nnd otheis
desirous of escaping to this country. They
lecclve from fc to JoOO for them.
Hereafter cattlemen who ore not native
or naturalized citizens will havo to provo
their occupation and go through tho same
Investigation of regular Immigrants.
Erie, Pa., Oct. 18. Tho general council
ot Evangelical Lutheran church In this
morning's session received reports from
the Germun Home mission and tho Swed
ish mission. The scarcity of 11 minces has
limited the operating of both boards.
Tho German Home mission has support
ed nine missionaries who have sorved
sixty-llvo preaching stations with 0,800
baptized persons. The work hns been In
Kentucky. Utah and very largely in tho
Collnpso of an Elcctrlq Hallway Co.
Terro Haute, Ind., Oct. IS. The Terre
Haute Electric Street Hallway company
went Into tho hands of a receiver today
as a result of a levy made by tho city
treasurer for delinquent taxes amounting
to $3,000, The company also owes JiO.OiO
for street Improvements, and has a heiivyi
bonded Indebtedness. itiiHHell ji. Harri
son Is president of the company.
Loverlng to He Coiirfmiirtinlctl.
Chicago. Oct. IS. Secretary Alger has
directed General, Brooke's request that a
court martial be ordered for the trial
of Captain Loverlng In case the captain
does not ask for a cour. of Inquiry. Cup
laln Loverlng, It Is alleged, brutally :nu.
trcatrd a prlvalo named Hammond ut
Fort Sheridan recently.
I'orott Fires llnglng.
Connellsvllle, Pa., Oet. 18. All the upper
Ynughlnhciiy region Is In a huzn to
night caused by tho extensive mountain
fires raging In hundreds of places. Across
the Youghloglieny from Connellsvllle,
Lime rltu-ie HID Is a lurid slops of lire
and the fiercest fires of many years ure
eating up tho nhrubbery, endangering
homes and destroying hundreds of fcnc
and barns, dame of nil kinds Is fleeing
to tho valleys where hunters today se
cured hundreds of squirrels nnd phens.
ants. Reports from Hill Run, Chlopylo
and Indian Head say tne fires arc worse
thero than In this vicinity.
TUNNEL UNDER A1ANHATTAN.
Brooklyn nnd Jersey City to lie Con
nected by nn Underground Bond.
New York, Oct. IS. Tho plan for build
ing a railroad timivel from Rrooklyn to
Jersey City under Manhattan Island
progressed another step today. William
II. Baldwin, president of the Long Ishind
railroad and also president of tho tunnel
company, prescntnd ft petition to tho
Brooklyn board of aldermen for the nc
essary grant and franchises for operating
through and under the city. By tho terms
of the Atlantic avomte Improvement bill
passed last winter, the board of alder-
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Tlic spirit which animates true Republicanism tlocs not
chill after victory is won in presidential years. It recognizes
that so lonp as an enemy is in the field there is need of party
service: and it acts upon the axiom that eternal vigilance is the
price of good government. Two weeks from today let there
be no stay-at-homes.
men Is authorized to grant rights of way
through the streets for the tunnel. As
soon as this right Is granted the company
must proceed to secure by purchase or
condemnation the property necessary
nlong tho way. Tho plans for tho scheme
contemplate a tunnel ranging In depth
from three to one hundred and thirty
feet from the Klatbush railroad station
under tho East and North rivers to Jer
The tunnel Is to bo twenty-two feet
eight inches wide and fifty an 1 one-half
feet high. It will contain a. double track
railroad, which Is to bo operated by elec
tricity. The tunnel will also be lighted
by electricity. Tho tunnel will go beneath
the East river below the Brooklyn brldgo
tower. It will bo reached at the city hall,
Brooklyn, and near Nassau street. New
York, by gigantic elevators. President
Baldwin says that the company has com
pleted all preliminary arrangements. The
next step, ho tald, Is to secure the right
of way from the property owners. This
will be taken as soon as the aldermen act
favorably on t(he piescnt application for a
THE FATE OF LUETGERT.
Jury Now Deliberating on the Cnsc.
Rumors ns to Convictions-Attorneys
Chicago, Oct. 18. The fate ot Adolph
L. Luetgert, accused of murdering hh)
wife and dissolving the body in a vat
tilled with caustic potash. Is now In tho
hands of the jury. Judge Tuthlll finished
his charge to tho Jury at 4.45 p. m., and
live minutes later the Jury tiled out and
was locked In tho Jury room. At mid
night no word of any sort had come from
the jury room, and the chances of an
all-night wait for the verdict seemed
excellent. Rumors of ten to two for con
viction and later of ten to two for ac
quittal floated around, but thero was
no authority for cither story.
The attorneys on both sides were con.
fldent at midnight of a vordict favorablo
to their side, whllo tho opinion of the
public was turning toward a disagree
ment. FAHEY SERENADED.
General Organizer of .Mine Workers
Is Well Kccuircd in Ilnzlcton.
Huzletcn, Po., Oct. IS. General Organ
izer Fancy, of the United Mine Workers,
who came here at tl.o time of tho organ
ization of the late coal strike at the solici
tation of prominent niners, left this Held
today and will tomorrow commence tho
work of organizing the miners In tho Pan
ther Creek valley, which Includes Sum
mit Hill, Lansford and towns In that
neighborhood. Prior to his departure Mr.
Fahey was scroruded at the Brlslin House
by tho St. Gabriel's band.
In response he delivered an address con
veying his appieclatlon to those who as
sembled. Every town In this region now
boasts of a United Mine Workers' organ
ization. BAPTIST STATE MEETINGS.
Convention Held nt llonesdiilc--l.")0
Honesdale, Pa.. Oct. 18. Tho Pennsyl
vania Baptist state meetings convened
this evening In the Presbyterian church.
Rev. R. M. Rodrlck, of Honesdale, wel
coined the visitors, and Rev. J. W. W.
dell. of Philadelphia, responded. This
session being devoted to the Baptist Mill.
Isters' union, the subject of pastoral evan
gelism was tuken up. Rev. A. F. Wil
liamson, of Philadelphia, spoke on the
"Pastor Evangelist," nnd Rev. A. c
Applegnrth. of Huntingdon, on "pastorai
A general conference of the world
About 1M ministers nnd delegates were
present at tho opening session.
MR. BRYAN'S DENIAL.
Chicago, Oct. IS. Referring to the be
lief expressed by tho followers of Henry
George that recent utterances of William
Jennings Bryan Indicated his support of
Georgo In New York, Mr. Bryan wired
the following tho the Associated Press to
night: "Not folk. Neb., Oct. 18.-I have not ex
pressed any opinion In regard to tho New
York mayoralty campaign, and do not
care to express my opinion in regard to It.
(Signed) "v. J. Bryan."
Genoa, Oct. 18 Four hundred emigrants
on board the Italian steamer Agordat,
bound from this port for Santos, Brazil,
havo been poisoned by verdigris, which
had becomo attached to the vessels In
which their food was cooked. It Is ex
pected that many of the sufferers will
lose their lives us a result of this acci
dent. Strike .Satisfactorily Settled.
Pomeroy, O., Oct. 18. Tho coal miners
strike In tho I'omeroy bend has been
settled at $2.12 per hundred bushels, which
Is highly satisfactory to tho miners, ami
all the mines and Bait works will rcsumo
operations ut onco.
Berlin, Oct. 18. The German govern,
ment has granted the exequatur of Ben
jamin Nusbaum. of Philadelphia, recent
ly appointed United Slates consul at
Munich, against whom thero was u itron
SUIT IN EQUITY
Court Passes on tbe Capitol Building
THE DEMURRER IS SUSTAINED
The mil Is Dismissed nnd the Costs
Arc I'luccd on tho INnlntlir-T lie
Disposition o( the Case Will De
pend Upon tho Superior Court.
Lancaster, I'a Oct. IS. The equity
suit ot Architect Junius: H. Wnrner
against the Capitol Building Commis
sion enran up for argument on tho
demurrer filed by the defendants to
day. When tho cat was called At
torney Blown ,on behalf of the com
"It Is agreed that the agreement
of the oufo on the demurrer shall go
upon the understanding that ill the de-
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termination of demurrer tho court shall
ho entitled to consider the report of the
Board of Experts to the commlslon
and the resolutions passed by th'i
commlslon under said report, and that
a supplemental circular of Invitation
dated June 10, 1S37, were mailed by the
commlslon to nil competing architects,
although the complainant has no recol-,
lection of evr having received smelt
With regard to this offer. Mr.
Nuumann, of counsel for the plaintiff,
will that tlvv did not wish to waste
the time of the court with a long argu
ment, ns they were under the Impres
sion that JudgL- Slmonton's opinion
would not control the opinion of tho
court in this case, th'ey would submit
but not consent to tho offer.
Judge Livingstone remarked that
tho opinion of Judge Simonton covers
til" points of both cases thoroughly
and it would therefore expedite matters
to have but one casj go to the Supreme
Court, and th following degree was
"And now, Oct. IS. 1SS7, above case
came tin to ba lnard on the demurrer
upon agreement by counsel, whereupon
It was ordered, adjudged and decreed
that the demurrer he sustained and thi
hill dismissed at the cost of tho plain
tiff." Under this action the disposition of
the case wjll depend upon the decision
of the SuDerlor Court in the Dauphin
BRYAN'S OPINION OF GEORGE.
The JeH'crsonlnn Committee Is Out
With n Statement.
Now York. Oct. 18. The campaign com
mittee of the Jcffcrsonlan Democracy Is
out today with a statement that William
J. Byran Is In favor of Henry Georgo
for the first mtyor of Greater New York.
They baso their statement on an inter
view which appeared In the Louisvlllo
Courier on Oct. (i, and which was only
discovered today. According to the paper
Mr. Bryan, Is reply to a question, said:
"I think Henry George has a splendid
chance ot being tho next mayor of New
York. Tho masses believe In him and will
support him at the polls. I do not think
national Issues will cut much of a figure
in the New York election, The fight is on
local Issues. Personally Mr. George is a
magnetic man, and has line executive abil
ity. He will make an excellent mayor and
will Inaugurato many reforms In New
.No letter or telegram has been received
from Mr. Bryan by any of tho George
managers that would tend to corroborate
the above statement and so far as known
ho has not been asked for his opinion on
tho situation from here. In spite of the
fact, tho greatest enthusiasm was mani
fested around tho headquarters when tho
abovn Inturvlcw was typewritten and
hung upon tfie bulletin board. It was the
general belief that Mr. Bryan was for
Georgo and that he would be heard from
In a day or two.
A Mnn nnd Woman Euch About Fifty
tears ot Ago Take Carbolic Acid.
New York. Oct. 18. While the coroner
and his assistant were on their way to
the Lutheran cemetery, near Newtown,
L. I., today, after the body of a woman
suicide, they were Informed of the sui
cide of a man near the same cemetery.
When the morgue wagon returned It con
tained one more body than It started for.
Each sulcldo had taken carbolic acid,
'and each wus about fifty years of age.
The woman had killed herself on tho
gravo of her husband. In her pocket was
found a noto book with the name "San
glskn WltUtudt." and a Brooklyn ad
dress. The woman wus seen to enter tho
cepictery about noon and her body was
discovered about 2 o'clock.
Tho man was evidently a German. In
his pocket was a postal card addressed
to Philip Held, New York, which Is sup
posed to be the suicide's name.
EDITOR JOYCE SENTENCED.
Harrlsbuig, Pa., Oct. 18. Editor Thomas
J. Joyce, of tho Mahanoy city Black Dla.
mond, was sentenced this afternoon by
Judge Simonton to pay costs of prosecu
tion and $200 Hue for libelMng Joseph Wy
att, of Shenandoah, sergoant-ut-arms ot
the house. Joyce published a story in his
paper that Wyatt agreed to divide his sal
ary and perquisites of ofllee with Senator
John J. Coyle, of Schuylkill, In return
for the senator's influence In securing Ills
Tires nt Wrllsvillc.
Wellsville, N. Y., Oet. 18. The forest
llres at N-'lison Hun, neur Austin, Pa aro
now under control. Twenty million feet
of hemlock and 25.0M cords of barks have
been consumed, resulting In a loss to C.
W. & F. II. Goodyear, of $200,000. Tho lire
at Cobbln Hollow wus prevented from go
ing Into Bart's brook by thework uf fifty
men, thus saving five million feet of logs
and muny tons of bark. No camps wore
burned and tho loss of property nutMde
of the Goodyears Ik very small. Over 1,000
men were engaged In fighting the lire.
There was no insurance on the logs and
The Endless Durrnnt Ctixo.
Washington. Oct. 18. The Supreme
court today advanced the argument of tho
Dtirrant murder cs.o brought hero from
Ban Frunclsco und tut for heurlng Nov. 15.
WRECK OF THE ASTR0N0M.
Ship Encounters , Terrific Cnles.
Kscnpo of the Crew.
Boston, Oct. 18. News ot the loss ot the
German burk Astronom, Captain Schoon,
whlcli was wrecked on St. Paul Island,
Capo Breton, on Oct, I, was brought hero
today by Henry Miller, of Chester, IM.,
sallmnkcr of tho vessel. The ciitlro crew
of tho Astronom were saved. Miller ar
rived today on tho steamer Halifax from
Halifax. Ho stateu that tho Astronom
was on her way from Montrose, Gorma-iy,
to Plctou, N. S., but running In between
Newfoundland and Cnpe Breton, a tcnillc
ga! was encountered during which tho
vessel was driven ashore on St. Paul
Island about twenty miles north of Capo
Breton. Tho crew, iy hard work, wcro
able to launch tho boats and all rcacheil
the Island In safety, but tho bark went
to pieces within a few houis.
Tho Astronom was built In Bremen In
1M3 and was of S7 tons burden.
STRANGE GRAVE ROBBERY.
Body of Allen Bennett Ilnckcd in
Two with a Spade.
New York, Oct. IS. The grave of Allen
Bennett, colored, who was Interred In
the cemetery of Mllburn township, near
Newark, N. J., u week ago, was opened
last night, tho body hacked In two with
a spade, nnd tho upper portion carried
away. The cemetery is located nt White
Oak ridge, a considerable distance from
Mllburn village and contains twenty-five
bodies. On Sunday afternoon the graves
were all right. Tills morning a heap of
fresh earth was noticed beside Bennett's
grave. On Investigation It was found
that the grave hnd been opened. A hole
had been dug that uncovered the upper
portion of tho coffin. When the cotlln
was reached the ghoul pried off tho lead
with tho spade used in digging. Tho body
was then dragged from the collln and
laid on the earth on top of 'the ground.
The upper clothing was removed and tho
body cut In two, apparently with tho
The clothing was left beside the hole
and tho legs and lower portion of the
body cast Into the hole, which was left
open. The head and upper portion of
tho body are missing. The matter Is In
explicable. If the body snatcher had
been seeking a cadaver for a medical
college he would not have waited until
the body had been buried a week, nor
would he have taken only n portion of
YELLOW FEVER INCREASING
Onn Hundred .Mark of Deaths
Reached at Now Orlcnus.-Hcport
qf the Boards of Health.
New Orleans, Oct. IS. Before 7 o'clock
this evening tho H0 mark of deaths dur
ing the present period of yellow fever
prevalence had been reached. Last night
thero had been 93 fatalities: today seven
deaths were reported. Tho number ol
deaths has occurred among less than JWO
cases that have been reported to the
board sinco early In September. As
usual, however, the day's record has been
swelled by the criminal negligence of th
poorer classes. E-rrlj ihis evening to
new cases exceeded 30, and tho deatlu
had readied seven. Tho qunrantlno sat
Hem is still Ineffectual and does not
s.eem to restrain the spread of Infection,
and tho opinion seems to bo bornj out
that yellow fever is not at all contagious
but atmospherically infectious.
Two lives might havo been saved If any
attempt had been made to give the pa
tients attention. Early this morning
Coroner Lemonler found tho dead body
of a man in a house on Burgundy street.
The body was lying on tho floor, and
those In the place said that the man had
gone to bed and rolled out upon tho
lloor In a stupor. It took Dr. Lemonler
about two minutes to decide that the
man had died from the genuine case of
yellow fever, and a subsequent autopsy
conllrmed tho dootor's hasty diagnosis.
Later in tho day the coroner was called
to view tho body of Antonio Barrone. Ho
at once diagnosed ithe case as also one
of yellow fever. Both of these cases had
been absolutely concealed from the au
thorities and had died without a doctor
being called In to give relief. The llrst
case of yellow fever at Baton Rouge
was reported today.
Neblla, Ala., Oct. 18. Six cases and one
death Is the yellow fever report for the
past twenty-four hours. Montgomery re
ports two enses.
Jackson, Miss., Oct. IS. Tho stato board
of health tonight issued tho following
official bulletin: Cayuga, two cases, two
suspicious cases; T. C. Nixon died last
night. Clinton: No new cases; one case
under treatment, nnd one suspicious
case. Edwards: Two new cases; three
He Will Snil lor Spain on Octo
Havana, Oct. 18. Lieutenant General
Weyler will sail for Spain on Saturday,
Oet. 30, by the steamer Monserrat.
He will bo accompanied by the Marquis
Ahumada, General Moncadn, his chief-of.
staff; Colonel Escrlbano. his staff aide,
de-camp; Engineer Borrlz, Engineer Ur
zalz, Engineer Gngo, Major Lacallle, of
the Infantry; Captain Deapujols, of tho
cavalry; Captain Merry, of the artillery,
and the alde-de-comp of the Marquis Ahu.
mada, Captain Count Oropeso, Captain
Crespl, Captain Rodrlge and Lieutenant
Petroleum Spring Burning.
St. Petersburg, Oct. IS. A dispatch from
Baku, on the peninsula of Apsheron, on
tho west coast ot the Caspian sea, a
center of tho great oil producing regions
In European Russia, says that a petro.
leum spring at Romany, a suburb of
Baku, caught fire last night. Tho flro
spread quickly to other springs In tho
vicinity until tho wholo valley was a sea
of Hume. The losfes aro enormous nnd
tho llres ar still burning. Four springs
nnd twenty-three bore holes have been de.
stroyed, as well as several mugazlnes and
"Kid" .Meets Jim Hall.
Philadelphia, Oct. 1R. "Kid" McCoy and
Jim Hall, of Australia, met at the Quaker
City Athletic club tonight for a six-round
bout, but the affair was such a palpable
"fake" that tho referee culled It off In
tho fifth and declared "no contest." The
meeting of Jack O'Brien and Murlln Judge
was stopped In the first round for a like
I'linorul of Editor Dana,
JNiew York, Oct. IS. Tho funeral of
Charles A. Dana will take place at Do
sorlus, his late home, on Wednesday next.
The service will he read In Si. Paul's Epis
copal church, in Glen Cove, L. 1., and tho
Interment will taka place at tho cemetery
adjoining thut church.
The House Appeal Argued.
Philadelphia, Oct. 18. Tho appeal of Wi.
Ham II. House from tho court of quarter
fcossloiiH of Allegheny county, was argued
today In tho Superior court. At tho con.
elusion of tho argument the matter was
held under advisement.
Hilled by tut Explosion,
Wllkes-Uarre, P.V., Oct. 18.-By an ox
plosion of gus In Barry E. colliery ut
Brodrlck today John Adumonskl wub
killed and Mlcharl Besshle and Thomas
MHrchlcs badly burned, it Is not known
u yet what caused the cvplonlun.
AT NOVA SCOTIA
The Completo Extent Not Disclosed Until
TOTTERING CHIMNEYS 0NLV REMAIN
Buildings Levelled to the Ground.
.Ilnny of tho People Burned Out
Escaped with Hut Little Clothing
nnd tho Cold Wonther Has Caused
.Much Sufl'orlng'-Donth of nn Aged
Windsor, N. S.,Oct. 18. The complete
extent of tho disaster to the town of
Windsor was not fully disclosed until
this morning. Yesterday tho whole
place was black with smoke and fly
ing dust and people were so dazed with
fenr and excitement that few fully ap
preciated the great catastrophe which
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Ilryanisin the country over is maiiocuvering for position,
hoping to get a foothold to make a fight for the control of
congress nrxt year and the presidency in 1900. Afraid to show
its hand ,'pcnly it relies on trickery, strategem and stealth.
The thinr to do in Lackawanna next month is to hury it forever.
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had fallen upon them. This morning
the fire had pretty well spent Itself nnd
the clear bright autumn morning open
ed up on a woeful scene. Standing on
Ferry Hill, one sees but a stretch of
mouldering ruins, dotted here and
there with tottering chimneys and
walls which onlv serve to remind the
spectator of the solid architecture of
the town. In nil the lire-swept district
only the court house, cu.i im house and
Mounce's hotel stand Intact. All the
other buildings were swept to the
ground as if cut down by enormous
batteries. The vaults of the Commer
cial bank, the Halifax Banking com
pany and the postofflce have wtood the
severe test. The People's bank, it Is
thought, has not fared so well. Tho
door Is somewhat warned und It is
feared that papers and valuables havo
The bitter cold wlpd which blew all
day yesterday still prevails, and unless
clothing Is speedily brought Into the
town much suffering will result.
A PITIFUL SCENE.
Most of the people burned out escap
ed .with little wearing apparel and the
bitter cold makes the suffering Intense.
Tho scene this mornlmr- wka pitiful.
All through the burned district were
groups of people, sadly viewing; the
blackened ambers of their homes, or
stores. The hone of the people seem
ed to have departed In the few brief
hours of tho tiro raging yesterday.
Conservative estimates place the Insur
ance at $5S2,000; not more than thirty
per cent, of the loss. This morning's
trains from Kentvllle and Halifax
brought hundreds ot visitors to the
town to view the fire stricken ruins
and assist relatives and friends.
A car load of provisions and clothing
arrived by an early train this morning
from Halifax. The town of Truro also
sent a car of provisions and clothing.
It was thought yesterday that no lives
had been lost, but this morning the
blackened nnd charred .skeletons of two
persons were found near the ruins of
a house on St. Anne street. Further
Investigation proved them to he the
remains of Patrick Kelly and his wife,
an aged couple. The skeletons were
found about six feet apart, and from
their position It Is likely that the poor
old man and woman were sleeping
quietly In bed when the llames envel
oped their dwelling. In the excitement
yesterday the Kellys' were not missed.
Prospective Cold Hunters.
Gloucester, Mass., Oct. IS. A party of
sixteen prospective gold hunters under
tho leadership of Howard Blackburn, of
this city, set out for the Yukon tonight
In the schooner Battle E. Phillips. Tho
Phillips is yJ.4G tons burden, und wus
built In Essex In 1SS3, Provisions for tho
party for twenty-two months were tnken
on board as well as 11 steam launch,
which Is made In sections. On arrival In
San Francisco tho captain will telegraph
tho news of their arrival and four other
miners will leave hero and Join the
A POLITICAL POINTER
If you Indorse the free trade and free
silver Chicago platform as tho Lacka
wanna Democracy does, "tully and
without reserve," then work and vote
for S;ihadt, Horn, et. al. If you be
lieve In McKlnley, protection and pros
perity, turn these agents of Bran
Bids lor fiun Forgings.
Washington, Oct. IS. Tho Bureau of
Ordnance, Navy department, opened bids
today for ithlrty sets of four-Inch gun
forgings. Tho bids wero as follows: Mid
vale Steel company, li'li cents per pound;
Bethlehem Iron company 23U; Atha and
llllngworth company, of Newark, N. J..
21 cents. Tho latter company has not
heretofor entered tho Held In gun forg
ings though It has furnished many cast
ings. Palmer Wins in Twenty Hounds.
London, Oct. 18. "Peddler Palmer, of
England, and Dave Sullivan, of Boston,
met this evening at the National Sport
ing club, at 116 pounds, to compute for
tho bantam championship of tho world,
a purse of ftl.noo und a sldo bet of $1,000.
Tho contest wus won by Palmer In twen
Cliolcrn Attacks English Soldiers.
London, Oct. 18. Tho Dally Mall this
morning says It has information from a
reliable source that cholera has attacked
a battalion of tho Shropshire regiment,
which Is stationed at sitapur, northwest
India, und that forty non-commissioned
oflicers und privates havo already suc
cumbed. Sonor Siigimtii Hi,
Madrid, Oct. 18. Sonor Sagastu, tho pre.
luler, Is III 'and conllned to his bed. El
Heraldo referring to the departuro of mis.
pec ted llllbusters from New York fcays:
"Tho Americans continue to play with
Spain, us they had ample time to prevent
Edwin Arnold's Jnpauesc Wife.
Ixjiulon, Oet. R The particulars obtain,
able concerning the. marriage on Saturday
of Sir Ertwln Arnold, tho poet unit editor,
to a Japanese lady, Bhow that tho cere
mony, took pltwo. ut St. iMiUhUa' church.
Earl's court, this city, In tho presence ot
Sir Edwin's brother, Sir Arthur Arnold,
chairman of tho London county council,
the Japancso minister and tholr wives.
Sir Edwin and Lady Arnold will reside on
Bolton Gardens, this city. Tho bride wan
brought from Japan and was educated in
England, Her name Is not mentioned,
ADMIRAL W0RDEN DEAD.
Ho Was tho Hero of tho Monitor and
Washington, Oct. IS, Admiral John L.
Worden, rotlrcd, died In this city today.
He commanded the Monitor during Its
engagement with the Merrlmac In Hamp
ton Roads, during the Into war.
In 1RS0 he was retired with the full
rank and pay of nn admiral, tho only In
stunco of tho kind. Ho nlso received tho
thanks of congress for his gallantry dur
ing the war.
Chicago's .Mayor Decides Not to .Miv
' in tho Now York Fight.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Mayor Harrison may
not go to New York Oct. 20 to speak In
tho interest of Judge Van Wyck, In ac
cordance with his agreement with Rich
ard Croker. .Many ot the mayor's ad-
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vbers bellevo It would be unwise from a
political point of view for him to go to
New York und mix up In tho four cor
nered fight now In progress there, and
havo urged him not to play In Tam
many's backyard at the present time.
The mayor has not decided Just what
he will do In tho matter, but It Is highly
probable that ho will decline the Invita
tion to go East.
The Republican Candidate Addresses
Large Audience in Drooklyn.-IIis
Friendship for .Mr. Low.
New York, Oct. 18 Dozens of meetings
wero held tonight In the boroughs mak
ing up thejiew city of New York. Gen
eral Tracy, tho Republican candidate for
mayor, was the principal speaker at the
Clermont avenue rink, Brooklyn, tonight.
Ho dwelt on the interest and import or
the campaign, than which none greater
had ever come beforo tho people of this
country. General Tracy referrod to his
personal friendship for Mr. Iow, which
ho hoped would continue. All he charged
htm with was u. mistake-of Judgment and
wr.nt 't political wisdom, that was ell,
"If," said General Tracy. "I thougut It
necessary to antagonize the party In order
to seoure good government, I wou'idi
soonor thrunt my hand In the burning
flamo than proclaim myself a Republi
can." There was a largo and very enthusiastic
crowd at a Henry Georgo meeting which
was held at tho Lexington Avenuo opera
'Mr. Georgo made a speech Introducing
ex-Postmaster Dayton who was cheered.
After stating that he stood on the prin
ciples of Thomas Jefferson Mr, Oeorgo
said that he had asked no allegiance from
Mr. Dayton. They were both opposed to
ono man rule und thought that the reign
of the Earl of New York was over. Mr.
Dayton made a long address, attacking
Tammany Hall and 'Crokerlsm." Mnyor
Strong spoke tonight nt a Beth Low mass
meeting In the Murray Hill lycenm.
RACES AT LOUISVILLE.
Annum Pall Jleot Is Characterized by
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 10. The Louisvlllo
Driving and Fair association had a most
auspicious opening this afternoon In Its
third annual fall meet. Characterized by
almost perfect weather and un attrac
tive card, Including the best horses In
their respective classes, today's meet
ing was ono of tho best given by the
association. Tha cmallty of entries was
above tho average while tho scratches
were few, and many of the finishes ot
tho sensutlonal kind. Over 8.000 people
passed through tho gates, Summary.
2.13 class, trotting; purse J1.00O Elloree,
by Ax tell, ch. m. (Saunders), won In three
straight heats. Time. 2.10'i, 2.12U. 200i.
2.07 class, pneing; purse $7,000 Heir nt
Law, by Mambrlno King, blk s. (Goers),
won In three straight heats. Time, 2.0S',J,
2.1S class, trotting; purse, $1,000 Carta,
by Hlghwood, b. g. (Wylle), won second,
third and fourth heats and race. Time,
2.13, 2.13H, 2.13'i. 2.11.
Two Negroes Lynched.
Home, Ga., Oct. 18. Reports from Som
ervllle. thirty miles north of this place,
state that two negroes named Penn and
Hazleton wero lynched last night. The
men wcro accused of arson and had been
urrestetl by the sheriff and posse. Whllo
returning with their prize a masked mob
overpowered the oflicers and disappeared
with the prisoners Into the woods. Noth
ing hns been seen or heard of tho two
Eddie Ilnld Wins Again.
.Memphis. Tenn., Oct. 18. Tonight at tho
Coliseum track in this city, Eddlo Bald,
of Buffalo, und Fred I.oughead, tho Can
adian champion, rode tho llrst heat of a
match race for a purse offered by tho
Coliseum company, Bald winning in
6.57 3-.1. Tho distance was three miles and
a largo crowd witnessed tho contest. The
raco will bo ridden to a conclusion to
Madrid, Oct. IS. The Queen Regent hns
conllrmed Senor Leon Castillo as Spunlsh
ambassador to France. It was recently
announced that Senor Castillo had been
recalled and that tho Duke of Mnndas
was to replace him.
THIS NEWS THIS JIOKNINU.
Weather Indications Today)
1 General Bismarck In Bad Humor.
Demurrers Sustained in Capitol Build
ing Equity Cases.
Extent of the Windsor Flro Disaster
2 Local Court Proceedings.
3 Local Board of Trade Taboos Faka
Search for Amerman Will Abandoned.
5 Local Daughters of Pocohontaa Be
gin a Three Days' Session.
Rear-End Collision on the l L. & y,
Bugart Jewelry Found.
6 Loral West Sldo and Suburban,
7 Lackawanna County News.
8 Neighboring County HuppenltiES,
Financial and Commercial, -
Threatened a Dwelling and
Destroyed Two Adjoin
USED OIL-SOAKED RAGS
Two Alarms of Fire Were
Incendiary Was Evidently n Manlno
or Crank of Nome Kind, for an Nd
Other Supposition Can the .Motive
He Mxplnincd--HcrDhnrdt Family
Find Bin. lug Ilngt in Tholr Celiac
and n .Moment Later Discover Con
tractor Connolly's Haru Ablaze.
Dunmore had a siege of inccndlurlsm
this morning that will kup tho bor
ough In consternation for Rome time.
A flro between 12 unl 1 o'clnek de
stroyed tho barn and carpenter shop
of Coiitraetolr Frank P. Connolly on
Electric avenue, nearly opposite Mon
roe av"nue and from all appearances;
It was generated ly a, crazy llro-bug.
Shortly af-cr midnight the family oC
Valentine Bernhardt, whoso home la
next but one to Connollv's, were avab-:-ned
by th sound ot breaking glass
and tho male membe'r of the house
hold on making an Investigation dis
covered a cellar window smashed
and a blazing oil-soaked bundle of
rags lying on the cellar floor, where It
had evidently fallen from the cross
pieces of the rafters. Scurrying about
tho outside of the house they discov
ered a small pile of paper under tha
bay window that had been lighted but
extinguished, presumably by tho wind.
Hardly had they made this discovery
when a blaze In the Connolly barn at
tracted their attention. They hasten
ed to give an alarm and soon the whold
neluhborhood was aroused,
Tho flames fairly devoured the barn
and Its contents in a gulp, and beforo
tho unmoro flro companies succeeded In
getting on a stream, had mado sure prey
of the carpenter shop. The only thing of
consequence that was saved was a small
quantity of lumber of tho finer quality
which was easily reached from the door
of tho shop. There was no live stock In
The lire started on the first floor of tho
barn and on the sldo nearest tho house.
From nppearances it might bo that the
flro was started underneath tho floor of
No explanation can bo offered of tho
motive of the Incendiary, and tho most
generally accepted surmise is that tho
work was that of an Insane person.
When tho excitement had somewhat
subsided after the Are had died down,
several parties remarked having seen a
strange looking and oil ' uctlng man
around tho burning buildings. Seaj-ch
was made for him In tho crowd but ho
had disappeared. Threo men stood on
guard In the iterrlfled nelghborhoop dur
ing the rest of the night.
Two alnrms sounded from Dunmore.
box No. 14 brought out the whole lire
lighting force ot tho borough and they
did yoeman service.
AN ATTORNEY EJECTED.
Henry Scovcl Is Thrown Out of .Mayor
Camden, N. J.. Oct. IS. Harry S. Scovcl,
attorney for Ell Shaw, accused of tho
murder of his mother and grandmother,
was forcibly ejected from Muyor West
cott's ofllco today und Horace Nixon, an
other lawyer, followed him in the sama
fashion a little while later. Subpoenas
had been Issued for somo forty or fifty
witnesses for today und It was under
stood that the hearing would be public,
but the attorneys were Informed to tho
They refused to leave, and (policemen
wcro called to put them out. Five of tho
witnesses by Instruction of counsel thou
refused to testify und wero placed under
$1,000 ball for a further appearance.
Nixon represented the witnesses.
ACTION AGAINST ARMOURS.
Large Shipments ot Buttcrlue Havo
Albany, Oct. IS. The uppcllate division
of tho supremo court has decided In fa
vor of the state In tho action brought
against Armour & Co., and the Armour
Packing aompany for alleged violations
of the oleomargarine and butterlne law.
Tho claim is for J1.70O.IH.M In penalties and
the decision today was for an order to
show causo why seven orders obtained
by the state directing railroad ofllcluls
to produce their books beforo a rofereo
should not bo vacated.
The stato claimed that tho books of the
four big railroad corporations of tho stnte
show shipments of butterlne, and other
facts which they are anxious to get at.
und the court In sustaining them aids
In the prosecution of tho original action.
Washington. Oct. IS. Tho fourth class
postmasters for Pennsylvania wero ap
pointed today: Degolla. Mrs. Jesslo till
lespler Mammoth, Elmer C. Ilubbs;
Mount Alton, Goorge E. Beaumont: New
Bedford, Elmer E. Shields; Plttslleld, B.
J. Ayres; Point I'leasant. John D. Wal
ter; Wllmore, Wallace Sherbine,
Hurrishurg, Pa., Oct. IS. The capitol
building commission wilt meet Thursday
morning to elect an architect mid adopt
a design for the proposed state house.
Tho Herald's Weather I'oiooust.
Now York, Oct. 19. In tho middle status
and New England, today, fair weather
will prevail with high temperature and
light to fresh northeasterly and easterly,
winds In tho former and light vurtablo
winds, mostly southerly In the Utter. On
Wednesday, In (both of these Mentions, fair
to portly cloudy, warmer weather will pre
vail 'with light aitd fresh wln&j, mostly;
northeasterly, to outUvuitcrly, , v