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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27. 1897. TWO CENTS
AT THE WRECK
Twenty Persons Perish
in the Great
RAISING SUBMERGED CARS
Body Found in the Day
Tho Mini CnrrleU a Railroad Acci
dent Policy? but the .Names of Pur
er mid Beneficiary Arc .Missing,
Raising ol tho Express Cnr Presi
dent Cliuiincey M. Depew Witnesses
the Work--Causo ol the Accident n
Garrisons, N. Y., OcL 26. Twenty
lives are known to havo been lost In
Sunday's accident on the New York
Central railroad and eighteen bodies
havo been found. The body of an un
known man was recovered today, as
well as that of the fireman. The clay
coath of the ill-fated train was raised
today, and In it v. as found a victim
not hitherto Included In the 11st of the
dead. The engine was also brought to
tho surface, and with it the body of
Fireman John Q. Tompkins tightly
wedged between two masses of Iron in
For some hours this afternoon prior
to the raising of the day car It was
believed that several more bodies would
be found. Shortly after 3 o'clock the
large derrick brought up the day coach
from the bottom of the rlv- where it
had lain completely submcrd since
the day of the wreck. Slowly the great
mass rose out of the water and It was
seen that but for the smashed In rear
end a hole In the roof tho car was in
tact nnd It seemed hardly possible that
any large number of its occupants
could have escaped. When the water
had drained out of the car those watch
ing the operation saw at one of the
windows n human hand, and Just be
yond tho feet sticking out Ironi "Under
one of tho seat tops. The wreckers
tore aside the debris and soon had the
body out. No more bodies were found.
Tho body removed, the seventeenth
since the wreck and the twentieth
known victim, was that of a man,
thlity-five years of age, dark, with a
dark short moustache. He was dressed
in a gray woolen outing shirt, dark
blue vest and trousers, a black neck
tie and yellow socks. The .shoes had
been removed, and so had the coat,
nnd It was evident that the man had
been sleeping In the seat when death
came. "Whether he was killed by con
cussion or whether he was drowned
will never be known. In one of the
pockets of the vest was a wallet con
taining six ten dollar bills, a two dol
lar bill and a casualty Insurance com
pany ticket 3uch as Is sold at railroad
slglsl one of the men on the lighter saw
clothes dangling from the front, and
when the lanterns could Vie brought to
bear It were found tho rags covered a
human body. The body was wedged
In front of the boiler, where the en
gine number plate is, and it had to be
dragged out. It was put on a train
nt once and sent to Cold Springs to the
coroner's olTlcc. Tompkins was dressed
In his working suit. There Is somo
speculation as to how Tompkins enmo
to be on tho front of the machine. The
engine must have gone many yards
through the water at terrific speed,
nnd the supposition was that tho en
gineer and fireman were both to tho
rear of tho engine. The theories to
night are either that the first terrific
lurch from the banks threw him for
ward through tho cab window and that
tho head of the engine caught him and
carried him down Into tho water and
mud, or else that he wn on the front
of the engine attending to the head
light or oiling when tho crash came.
However it was, one thing Is certain,
the ponderous machine drove him Into
the mud so deeply that he was not vis
ible to divers when they walked around
It. The fact of the finding of tho lire
man's body tonight in the position in
which It lav has led to the belief that
the engineer's body Is somewhere In
the locality, probably under the en
gine. If the raising of the trucks of tho
engine and tender In the morning no
not bring to light the bodies of En
gineer Foyle and young McKay,
dredges will be put to work In tho
vicinity to see whether they are burled
In the mud. All that remains as a re
minder of the wreck here now, with
the exception of the wrecking machin
ery, are the broken up and burned
cars on the river bank.
The fact that the front trucks of the
engine are yet in the river precludes
any possibility until tomorrow of de
termining whether a broken truck
caused the nccident.
Superintendent McCoy, of the New
York Central, said tonight that the
story told by a section boss to tho
effect that he hnd left the road because
of its unsafe condition was a false
hood, and that the man who told It
had been discharged for drunkenness.
McCoy also denied the statement that
tho roadbed at the scene of tho acci
dent was known to be in bad shape.
He said: "The entire road lias lately
been looked over and repaired, and tho
cause of the accident Is a mystery."
President Depew and the three rail
road commission went back to New
York tonlcht and would give out no
MR. TELLER WRITES
Intimates That Democracy is Wedded
to the White Alclal.
THE FIGHT FOR SILVER STILL ON
He Thinks the Ciold Democrats Will
Go to tho Itepiiblicnn Party-Courageous
I'rco .Men, Ho Snys, Will
Continue the llattlo--Tlio Hoscy
Result ol Victory.
THE SCHROEDER CASE.
Pottsvllle, Oct. 20. A letter bearing
on political conditions generally, from
Senator Henry M. Teller, of Colorado,
has been received by William Wllhelm,
representative or the Republican sil
ver party In this county. Among other
things Senator Teller nays:
1 have never snld I thought there was
little hope for bimetallism. That Ik one
of tho many falsehoods of the gold press.
1 havo said there Is no hope of it under
the McKlnley administration, ami 1 am
confident that nothing will be done for
the plain people of the country during this
administration. 1 have no Interest In the
fight between Tammany and the Repub
lican. I do not hope for George's elec
tion, although it would plons-e me greatly
If he could -be. The election of Tammany
will not Indicate that the Democratic
party of the country is going to abandon
Tho Democratic party Is committed to
silver and will continue on that line and
the gold Democrats will go to the Repub
lican party, and under the Influence of the
gold Democrats it will degrade and de
baso the party to such an extent as to
make, tho old liberty loving Republicans
leave it. I expect to see the Republican
party in the hands of the gold Repub
licans and tho gold Democrats and under
the domination and control of the worst
clement ever In American politics.
I do not care what your Pennsylvania
platform says about the per capita cir
culation. Governor Hastings and all tho
Republican leaders of your state under
stand that that platform was made to set
Into olllcii on, and I expect to see the In
fluence of your state government and your
senators and members of congress brought
to bear on congress to retire the green
backs and treasury notes and let tho
banks and bankers of the country Issue
whatever naner money they think tho
country needs and that issue will then bo
determined by the Interest of the banks
and bankers and not the Interest of com
merce or the people.
MYSTERY OF '"MRS. K."
It was made out for the usual sum of
$2,500 In case of dtath, but, very curi
ously, the name, or rather tho last
names of both payer and beneficiary
was missing. The card rend, so far as
could be deciphered, "Ike R.," as the
purchaser's name, nnd "Mrs. K." as the
person to whom It was to be paid. The
railroad officials are of the opinion that
the man boarded the train at Roches
ter, as the hour of the purchase of the
Insurance card Is marked 8 o'clock and
Rochester is the most probable station
where, to catch the train, It could have
been purchased at that hour. The
body was taken to the coroner's office
at Cold Spring.
The contents of the car, other than
the body, showed that the people had
made a rush for their lives. There
were women's shoes nnd hats, six men's
hats, u woman's coat, eight grlpaacks
of various kinds, two men's coats nnd
many small garments.
Another Interesting event of the dny
was the raising of tho express car,
ftom which It was alleged that a large
sum of money had been lost by the
dropping to the river bottom of a
small safe. General Superintendent
Van Valkenburgh, of the American
Express company, was present when
the car came up. When the car came
to the surface It was seen that It was
tho most badly damaged of any that
had yet lieen taken out. One half of
tho car had been entirely demolished
nnd washed awny. As soon as possible
the cui was searched by Inventory,
nnd then Mr Van Valkenburgh gave
out this statement:
"None of the valuables In the car
were lost. The big dynamitic proof
safe was Intact and fastened to tho
wall In Its proper pluce. The small
safe, which It was thought might have
dropped out of the broken car, we
found In n corner, and the only thing
of Value known to be missing Is a
small package of Jewelry. Of course,
all of tho merchandise In tho car has
been destroyed, but we have luckily
found moat of tho bills of lading, and
settlement will b? easy. The wonder
to me Is how Agent Miller ever got
out of the car the way It was smashed
THE ENGINE RAISED.
The engine wns dragged out of the
river tonight Just before dark, and
President Chauncey M. Depew nnd the
three railroad commissioners, with As
sistaut Secretary McEnteo saw tho
operation. Tho divers had located the
tender early In tho afternoon nnd
brought It up without its trucks. The
engine was worked upon for several
hours, tho divers llndlng it almost Im
possible to get tho heavy chains under
it, as It had gone so fur In tho mud,
When shortly after 5 o'clock It came
to the surface of the river. It was seen
that the trucks were iuIshIiib and that
t,h front of the boiler and tho guards
were smashed Into un unrecognizable
mans. An the great muchlnc came In
A Kon of High Degree, Oiiieinlly
Spcnking, Claims to Hnvo Seen the
.Murdered Woman Alive.
Chicago, Oct. 26. "Within the past
twenty-four hours we have received
Information that may make another
trial of Luetgert unnecessary," said
Attorney Albert Phalen today. "I will
not reveal the name of my Informant
nor the location of the city In which
lie lives at present, but It is within
two hundred miles of Chicago and the
man Is an official of the place. He Is
positive absolutely posltlve-nthat ho
has seen Mrs. Luetgert within a few
days. The Information together with
his Identification Is startling In its di
rectness. Rut we have been startled
so many times by similar reports only
to be eventually disappointed that I
will not believe the report until I see
the woman he says Is Mrs. Luetgert.
Wo are Investigating the story of this
Informant. We have learned that he 1$
a cool headed and reliablp person and
his story may at last solve the mys
tery. But I will believe the woman
who he has Identified as Mrs. Luetgert
Is she when Luetgert says so and her
family corroborates him, nnd not be
fore." It Ifi believed that the Information
came from Davenport, Iown, 185 miles
west of Chicago. Soon after Mrs.
Luetgert's disappearance a report
reached Chicago that she was seen In
Davenport and also In Rock Island, 111.,
across tho river, but Investigation prov
ed the report untrue.
FIGHT STILL ON.
The llsht for silver is still on find will
be until we get a righteous monetary sys
tem and we never will have until we get
open mints for gold and silver at a ratio to
be established by law.
I know the difficulty to be encountered,
but I am not discouraged. Wo will lose
some of our support, but wherq we lose
oner we -.7TTi ijaln many. The weakened
will go to tho rear and shift about tho
"flesh pots," but the bravo and cour
ageous freo men will continue their flfiht
until victory perches on their banners.
You may ask how long this fight con
tinues beforo victory Is ours. That will
depend on how much the people will er.
duro and' suffer beforo they claim their
rights and compel obedience to their will.
It will come in- time, without bayon
ets and by the peaceful agencies of tho
law. And then it will be found that the
rich and the poor an of moderate means
are all blessed by a monetary system that
extends special privileges to r.-ne rim
eqoal privileges to all.
If wo can win this fight wo will put our
country on a financial basis that will en
sure reasonable prosperity and the sta
bility of Boclcty and the liberty of the
people. In my Judgment all this Is In
volved in a proper solution of this ques
tion. Civilization, morality and religion
have much at stake in this controversy.
If so, how can we fill?
I am very respectfully,
II. M. Teller.
CZAR'S INSULT TO GERMANY.
General Opinion That It Will lie
Left to American Bishop.
Washington, Oct. 2(1. In the absence
of Papal Delegate Martlnelll, who is
nt Rome. N. Y.. it cannot be learned
that any official communication hns
been received from the Vatican leav
ing the Schroeder case entirely with
tho American bishops, as indicated by
dispatches from Rome. It Is tho gen
eral opinion, however, among high
ecclesiastics that this will be the ulti
Among leading churchmen It is said
that the real Issue Is as to what ex
tent tho Amerlenn archbishops nnd
bishops can administer affairs relating
essentially to the American church.
While there is no disposition to ques
tion the tlnal authority of Rome, yet
It Is felt to bo desirable to establish
the usage that tho American prelates
shall, in the best exercise of their Judg
ment, have large discretionary author
ity on subjects of discipline and administration.
SILAS GRAY RELEASED.
Served fourteen Venrs lorn Murder
Committed by Aiiothor--A Strnngo
Case ofCircumstnntinl Rvidoncc.
Pittsburg. Oct. 26. Silas S. Gray,
who has served fourteen years of a life
sentence In the penitentiary for the
supposed murder of Mrs. Mary Mc
Cready at. Saltsburg, Westmoreland
county, was today released from pris
on on n pardon Issued by the governor
because It had been proved that an
other committed the deed. Tho ex
prlsonor left for his home In Indiana
Gray'a e'nse wns a remarKable one.
Mary McCready disappeared from her
home Feb. 20, 1S77. Fourteen months
afterwnrd some boys found u skull on
the banks of a stream. It showed
marks on each side of the skull. It
was taken to the nearest coffhtry store
and was the curiosity of the neigh
borhood for weeks. Finally It was de
cided that the skull waa that of Mary
McCready and after an inquest Silas
Gray was held for tho murder. The
bodv was never found. Gray was con
victed and sentenced to be hanged.
His commutation came about In a most
singular manner. George H.Welshons,
a Pittsburg newspaper man, read in
a local paper in Harrlsburg, a few
days before Gray's sentence wns to
take effect, the following: "It is all
wrong to hang Silas Gray as Jack
Petlss confessed to me In the Western
penitentiary that he done the deed."
Welshons located H'-ain Bowermas
ter; tho signer of the article, near
Shlppensburg and secured nn affidavit
to the truth of'what her had written.
Governor Pnttlsoii, on the strength of
the document commutnd the sentence
to life Imprisonment. Petlss and Bow
ermaster were chums In prison and
Petlss disclosed his secret. The com
mutation ran so close a race with th
death warrant that Gray was taken to
the penitentiary on the very day that
had been set for his execution.
BIG SNOW STORMS
IN THE WEST
Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota
3,000 MILES OF WIRE DOWN
Damage of 920,000 to Plant of the
Colorado Telephone Couipnny.
Nearly All Itailroails Leading to
Demur Are Illockcd !p--Ulizzard
at Cripple Creek.
QUAY AT PHILADELPHIA.
Tho Senator is Yisilod by Lnrgo Del
egations from the Vicinity.
Philadelphia, Oct. 2fi.-Senator Quay,
who arrived here last night from
Washington, received a great many
callers at his hotel todny. Among
thorn was a. largo delegation from
Schuylkill county, headed by Judge
Koch and John Whttehousc. They
camo to urge Sonntor Quay to recom
mend the cinnontment of John F. Fin
ney, of Pottsvllle, for naval officer of
The senator said thit nothing would
be dono In the matter until February,
but ho nsurcd Mr. Finney that ho
would receive an opportunity Pre
sent his cUlms.
The List of Maritime Cas
ualties Grows Larg
er Each Day.
Denver. Colo., Oct. 26. A heavy
snowstorm Is raging in Colornilo, Ne
braska and So.uth Dakota, and much
damage has been done. Railway travel
has been seriously llnpeded, where not
wholly stopped, and the Colorado Tele
phone company reports that 3,000 miles
of its wires have been carried down.
Aside from the tremendous Incon
venience caused to the public and to
private Interests, the storm of last
night and today hns wrought an In
trinsic damage In tho city of Denver
and its suburbs that Is conservatively
estimated to bo in excess of $100,000.
It Is" to the wires and poles that the
greatest harm has been clone. Prob
ably 1,000 poles aro down In Denver
alone and upward of 4,000 miles of
General Manager Field, of tho Colo
rado Telephone company, estimates
the damage to Its system nt $20,000.
With the exception of the Rock Island,
the Kansas Pacific, the Colorado Cen
tral and the Julesburg nnd South Park
branches of tho Gulf road, railroads
leading Into Denver havo been com
pletely blocked all day. Snow plows
have been brought into service on all
lines, but the tracks became covered
with snow again soon after they were
cleared. The greatest trouble was ex
perienced by the railroads between
Denver nnd Pueblo.
All fr3lght trains have been annul
led to enable the roads to handle pas
sengers. Reports show that the storm
wns general throughout the eastern
half of the northern part of this state,
the southern part of Wyoming, the
northeastern part of Utah nnd the
western portions of Nebraska and Kan
sas. Cripple Creek, Colo., Oct. 26. Not in
years has there been such a blizzard
hero as that which prevails at the pre
sent time. High win Is are drifting the
snow. Traffic on railroads Is tusieiid
ed and telephone wires are down. Can
ons nro choked with snow and It Is Im
possible to sea one hundred feet on
account of tha blinding storm. Con-)
sldenible damage to property has oc
cured. Mining operations .ire serious
ly Impeded by the storm which has
been rasing fourteen hours and con
tinues with' no sign ot abatement. The
weather Is very cold and It Is feared
there will be great suffering among
THE WAR IN INDIA.
TRAMP DEMANDED COFFEE.
And Viciously Assaulted tho Clerk
Who Refined Him.
Woodbury, N. J Oct. 26. A drunken
tramp walked Into W. II. Glthena' gro
cery store this afternoon nnd demand
ed that he be furnished Immediately
with a pound of coffee. Morton Ed
wards, the clerk, refused to comply
with his request, whereupon the tramp
knocked him down nnd began beating
Harry Fish, proprietor of a feed storo
next door, took n hand. He stands
six ftet In his stockings, and, notwith
standing the threats of his prisoner
that he would "murder him before
morning," ho conveyed tho follow to
,- in .
SHARP SQUALLS BLOWING
Italian Bark Goes to Pieces
Scnraan Cnstenntlo Refuses to Leave)
.the Ship in a Small Uont and Goes
Down with the Ill-Fntcd Vessol.
Miraculous Escape of tho Crow o
CRANK APPEARS AT CHICAGO.
SHARK CARRIED THE MESSAGE.
I'lvc-Vciir Voynge nnd Odd Discov
ery of a Mottle.
Cape May, N. J., Oct. 26. While
strolling along the shores of the Dela
ware! Ray, near Fishing creek, live
years ago, Miss Reulah Rate and tlm'e
young women companions wrote their
names and addresses on four slips of
paper, senled them In ns many bottles
and cast them far out Into the bay.
For days and weeks they watched and
waited for tidings of the bottles, but
none enme. and they had almost for
gotten the Incident.
A day or two ago Miss Rate received
a long letter from the captain of an
English man-of-war, stating that while
coasting along the coast of England
one of the seamen fell overboard and
narrowly escaped being devoured by a
huge shark. After hauling the man
aboard, the sailors secured the shark,
and found In its stomach tho bottle
containing Miss Rate's message.
Miss Bate is now n student at the
State Normal school, In Trenton, and
has become quite n heroine among the
more romantic of her classmates.
He Ileliiscd to .licet n Daughter ol
Kmpcrnr William 1.
Rerlln. Oct. 26. The refusal of the
Czar and Czarina to receive the Grand
Duke urd Duchess of Baden at Darm
stadt, i -v the latter had Intimated
to their Russian majesties a desire to
visit them, Is vigorously criticised by
the German press.
The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess
of Baden received a reply from the
Czar saying that he had already made
arrangements covering every day until
his departure from Darmstadt, and,
therefore, he would bo unable to re
The government. Issued orders today
forbidding the telegraphing of 'any
eiomments on thle subject!, and, its
gravity may be gauged when it is
adeled that many of the Germnn news
papers regard the occurrence as an in
sult to the whole nation, ns the Grand
Duchess of Baden Is n daughter of
Emperor William I.
(Scorgc Scholder Threatens to He
come a Second Charles Gultcnii.
Chicago, Oct. 26. "If I do not get my
just deserts I may become a second
Charts Gulteau and there will be
serious trouble for President McKln
ley," said a man who gave the name
of George Scholder, of Otter Creek, la.,
In Senator W'llllam K. Mason's law of
Scholder said a few years ago he was
the owner of a large tract of land In
Eastern Kansas. He was swindled out
of it through litigation and now he
wants the president to assist him in
regaining tho property. Another ap
pointment was made with the- man on
the suspicion that he wns a crank, and
detectives were sent for, but Scholder
did not show up again. Those who saw
him say he did not havo tho appear
ance of a crank. He had been In Chi
cago three weeks, penniless, and on the
verge of starvation.
A POLITICAL POINTER-
If you Indorse tho freo trade and free
silver Chicago platform as the Lacka
wanna Democracy does, "fully and
without reserve," then work and vote
for Schudt, Horn, et, al. If you be
lieve In McKlnley.protectlon and pros
perity, turn theso agents of liryan
Cape Henry. Va., Oct. 26. A largo
steamer stranded tonight at Capo Henry
Immediately In front of the weather bu
leau ofllco. The vessel is well In shorn
and resting easily. Thero is a very heavy
sea running which prevents thet life sav
ing crew from benching their boats, tilie
Is thought to be a passenger steamer.
''our Hundred and Thirty-four .11 em
bers .11 u lie Way fur Democrats,
Chicago, Oct. 26. Chief of Police
Klpley today Issued nn order discharg
ing from the force four hundred and
thirty-four policemen, nnd appointing
in their places a like number of mem
bers of the "star league" Democratic
ex-pollcemen who had been discharged
under the previous administration.
It Is the biggest so-called "general
older" Issued slnco ex-Chief Badenoch
(Republican) issued his famous order
No. IX in May, 1803, discharging 687
men. Chief Klpley says tho changes
nro made In order to put the entire
department under civil service. All the
newly appointed officers havo passed
the civil service examinations.
Tho British Will Ilnvc Hot Work in
Simla. Oct. 26. OIHclal dispatches
from Khangarbur, received today, say
that the advance upon the Sempagha
Pass, on both sides of which the in
surgent tribesmen are collecting In
great force, and where the next seri
ous fighting Is expected to occur, will
be resumed tomorrow. The position
taken by tho enemy Is of the strongest
description, nnd can only be assailed
In front and over broken ground. The
tribesmen nre expected to make a most
eletermlned resistance to the advance
of the British troops.
It Is ulso expected that the Peehaw
ur column will havo warm work to do,
ns 4000 Afridls have collected at Bar
kal and Mal-'Mal, near Bora,
British Troops Pursued by Tribes
men After Capturing n Village.
Simla, Oct. 26. Official advb ? re
ceived here today from Khnrappa an
nounce that a largo foraging party of
British troops yesterday captured the
village of Rtmndban and secured a
quantity ot supplies. On retiring they
were hotly followed by the enemy to
within a mile of the British camp. On
the British side nine men, Including
Col. Hadow, were wounded. The con
fidence of the tribesmen Is Increasing
and they aro offering a determined
front in all directions. The British of
ficeis say the tribesmen excel in guer
rilla warfare nnd are wonderful skir
mishers. The enemy Is fully supplied
with ammunition and large reinforce
ments are Joining their camps.
A despatch from Semphagha gives
the official lint of the killed and wound
ed nt the storming of Dargal Ridge as
103, of which number 37 were killed.
The losses of the tribesmen at the
storming of Dargai Ridge were 1,000
killed and wounded.
FARMER STARNS USED A CLUR.
SCHEME OF CUPID FAILS.
Pine. Tiarts in Plume.
Corry, Pa., Oct. 26. The Immense pine
tracts In tho vicinity of Blue Kyc, Warren
county, six miles from here, are In flames
tonight. Two hundred men are fighting
th lire, UHslMftd by women and children.
The tire threatens the vIIIiikc of Illue Eyei
und Garland, The loss in now placftd at
$23,ou) and Is growing heavier every hour.
COUNT'S SHIRT LEADS TO A DUEL.
Tho Worst Injury Was a Scrntch on
Olio Alan's Cheek.
Paris, Oct. 26. A duel with swords
was fought today between n well
known French umateur fencer, M.
Thome guex, nnd an Italian amateur,
Slgnor Cnsella. The dispute arose Trom
an argument regarding tho starched
shlro which the Count of Turin, nephew
of tho King of Italy, wore during his
iccerd. duel with Prlnco Henry of Or
leans. Slgnor Cusellus left chcelt was
Victim of Foot Hall.
New York, Ocl, M, Andiew Hasche, 19
years old, of this city, died In tho hos
pital at Astoria, L. I., today from Injuries
received In a gamo of foot ball played at
Casino Reach on Sunday, Ranch? wns at
tho bottom of a heap of playeia In a strng.
Klo for the ball when his neck was broken.
.Miss Itclln .McKcnnn Breaks Ilcr En
Washington, D. C. Oct. 26. Seldom
has the Inalienable right of woman to
change her mind caused such a sensa
tion ns developed when It was learned
that at end had been put to the matri
monial engagement between Miss Belle
McKenna and Peter D. Martin. Presi
dent McKlnley and other high digni
taries Intended to be present at the
wedding, for which elaborate prepara
tions were In progress.
Miss McKenna Is the daughter of the
attorney general of tho United States,
Knock-Down Argument in n Dispute
Brldgeton, N. J., Oct. 26. Edward
W. Stnrns was arrested today for as
sault with Intent to kill James Pierce,
a colored man, in n dispute about pny
ment for a wood lot. Starn is the most
prominent farmer In Falrton, and he
claims that Pierce attempted to assault
him with a pitchfork, when he seized a
club and knocked him down.
Pierce was unconscious all night
from the blow. Starns was held in
ball for court.
W. C. T. U. CONVENTION.
Ho Begins Noonday .Meotincs on I.ili
city Strocl--IIe Prefers Low to All
Others as n Candidate for Mayor of
New York, Oct. 26. Henry George
todny began his noonday meetings for
business men on LllKrty street near
the banking district. The meeting
room was too small. There was great
enthusiasm when Mr. George nrose to
speak. The che?rs were taken, up by
the crowd on tho outside and rolled
back Into the room after the noise had
subsided within. Mr. George began:
Fellow Citizens, Fellow Democrats: I
nm here, having been nominated by tho
varty ot Thomas Jefferson, and I stand
... ihu s-trwtiilntH for mavor ot Greater
v Vnrk. Aa mich it is Incumbent on
me to spenk when I can to my fellow citi
zens and this I would have all candi.Mtei
do. I wish that all candidates would
speak in the old way from the same plat
fr,n T u-nulil then Break on the same
Platform with Van Wyck, or if he Is pad
locked (cheers), with his representative,
Croker (hlsse), or with Tracy (hisses), or
with Piatt (hisses), or with Low. I would
not accentuate our differences, but rather
dwell upon the things on wmen we ab-ifi.
Low would strike at boaslsm, as I would.
I would strike at Piatt and Croker, as ho
would. I naturally wish for my election,
but if I cannot be elected, 1 would prefer
that Mr. ' thould occupy the chair of
mayor ct ter New York.
I ask nu .i.tud or acquaintance to vote
for me. I shall be satisfied that the peo
ple shall determine, for their wish Is su
preme. If you want Croker. voto for
Croker's man. If you want Piatt's man
(cries of "wo don't"), voto for mat's man.
If you want Low, voto for Low. If you
want me, voto for me.
The literary and artistic friends ot
Henry George are arranging for a pub
lic meeting in the Carnegie lyceum, at
which literature, art and the drama
will be represented. The purpose ot
the meeting will be to show the inter
est taken in the candidacy of Mr.
George outside of labor circles. Tho
committee in charge of the arrange
ments for the meeting includes James
Heme, tho actor: Hamlin Garland,
John Burroughs and Dan C. Beard.
Among the features already nrrangeu
for another address by Mr. Heme, sin
gle tax cartoons to be drawn by Dan
Beard, and tho reading by John E.
Kellerd, of the "apostrophe to liberty,"
from "Progressi to Poverty." Bliss
Cawan and Charlotte Perkins Stetson
will also take part.
After an hour's conference today with
all the district leaders in the Republi
can headquarters. Chairman Qulgg n
nounced that General Tracy's election
is now absolutely certain and he claim
ed a plurality of 30,000.
RACES AT, LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Ky.. Oct. 26. Tho chief event
of the meeting vas tho Driving ami Fair
association's card today and to tbU was
added tho fastest time ar.d somo of tho
beat finishes that havo yet been made.
Tomorrow Jon l'atehen will try for tho
four-wheel wugou and blgh whee.l bulky
2.16 class, trotting; ipurse, Jt.wollaiis
McGregor, eh, g., by Black Hawk Mo.
(Iregor (Taylor), wort second, third nnd
fourth beat a und race. Time, 2.13-;, 2.U?t.
Freo-for-all pacing; purse, 11,300 Ouln
ette, b. g., by Gambrlno Wilkes (Mc
Leary), won In three (drought heats.
Time, 2.OTU. 2.E. 2.034.
2,12 class, paring, purse, 1,000 (unlln
Ihhcdi Ia'ly Nottingham, b, g., by Not
tlimlmm (Miller), won second und third
heuU. Time. 2.MS, 3.07, 2.0SU,
Toronto, Out., Oct. 26. This was the
last day of the world's Women's Christian
Temperance union convention. In MUs
Wlllard's temporary absence, Miss Agnea
K, Slack presided at tho morning session.
Miss Mary B. Green, of Honolulu, related
her experiences among the Hawallaus.
Sho was followed by Commandor Kvangc
llno Rooth, of tho Salvation Army, who
brought the devotional hour to a close.
Tho exocutlvo committee then reported
tho following newly elected officers: Hon
orary president,, Mrs. M. C. Leavitt, Bos
ton; president. Miss Frances K. Wlllard,
Evanston, III. ; vice president nt large,
Lady Henry Somerset, England; secre
tary, Miss Agnes E. Suack, England; as
sistant secretary, Miss Anna A. Gordon,
Evunston, III.; treasurer, Mrs. Mary M.
Sanderson, Danville, quebec.
Spnin Nonrlr Hnnlirnpt.
Modi hi, Oct. 20. Senor Pulgcerver. tho
Spanish minister of finance, is quoted ns
saying that the funds of Spain will soon
be exhausted If a new loan Is not made,
tho Cuban war having cost bis govern
ment 43,000,000 pesetas monthly.
Lost Victim Discovered.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 2l. Tho name of tho
man whoso body was taken from the New
York Central wreck today was Isaao
Ruttenberg. Ho lived at 33 Webster
street, this city.
ON TO VICTORY.
Every Indication points to a rousing
Republican victory for tho entlro
ticket next Tuesday. The party's
fighting blood Is up at last and that
portends a Waterloo for tho enemy.
But no Individual Republican should
relax his efforts. This is the chance
of u life time to rivet and clinch Re
publican supremacy In once Demo
'ML! NEWS THIS SI0UN1NU.
Noted Stallion Dend.
Nashville, Tern.. Oct. 20. Tho noted
stallion Glene5g, sire of Flrenzl, Loulsette,
Gleaner, Little Mluch, Preclosa, Osborne
and other good ones, dlod at Glenelg stud,
property of Tyree. Rate, at Castellano
Springs, Twin., Saturday. Ho was 31 jears
old and vigorous up to within a few days
of his death, which was caused by colic.
London, Oct. 2G.-The. British blcyclo
manufacturers nro hiinoed by tho re-port
that no American bicycles will be admit
ter"lo tho national bicycle show at tho
Crystal PaVico In December. They say
that no moro effective method could have
bf'en adopted to bring American machines
New York, Oct. 26. Cleared; Western
laud, Antwerp; Majestic, Liverpool, St,
I Mu I, Southampton. Sailed; Kaber Wll
helm der Cliorap, Bremen, Amsterdam
Arrived: Amsterdam, fiom Now York,
a jasgow Arrived; Ethloulu, New York.
Weather Indications Today:
1 General Cufci'iilllcs ot the Atlantic
Senator Toller's Silver Message.
Scenes ot tho New York Central Dis
aster. Heavy Snow Storms Visit tho West.
2 State Federation ot Pennsylvania
Women at Harrlsburg.
Annual Meeting of Health Experts.
3 Iyocai Laying the Corner-Stono ot tho
Ainerman Memorial Chapel,
The. Paramount Issue of This Cam
paiifii. 5 Story "A Case of Chocolate Creams."
6 Local A Trolley Bulctde.
One ot the SUns of tho Cninpalgn.
7 Local Roiulng Republican Meeting at
Itm'j Dr. Puxton'a Lecture,
g Local West Side und Suburban,
0 Lai'Kawanna County News.
10 Whitney's Weokly News Budget.
, FlHsuoJal and Commercial.
Philadelphia, Oct. 26. While thrj
northeast hurricane on the Middle At
lantic coast has abated In fury tonight,
sharp squalls arc still blowing around
the Delaware capes and enormous tides
nre reported all along the bay and
river. The list of maritime casualties
grows larger as further details of tho
gale's havoc nro received. The Italian
bark Francesco R, which sailed from
this port Oct. 18 for Oporto, went to
pieces ut Fourteen foot bank, eighty
miles below the city. The vessel's
master. Captain Callvano, und eleven
of tho crew of twelve men readied this
city tonight after a day and night of
thrilling escapes from death. Tho
twelfth man of tho crew. Marlon Cas
tcnallo, seaman, refused to leave tha
ship and in nil probability Is lost.
Owing to light winds the Francesco,
under Pilot Bennett, anchored about
one week ago a short distance oft
Fourteen foot bank. All went well un
til Sunday.when the storm broke about
her, Increasing in fury until about 10
o'clock at night. The sea was running
high and tho wind had almost reached
hurricane strength. The waves broke
over the decks and shook her from
stem to stern. Both anchors were out
and as each sea broke they tightened
and tugged. Finally, when near mid
night, one ot the chains broke away
and the vessel swung around and wag
plt"hed and tossed about. Soon after
the second chain went overboard, and
then, at the mercv of the wind and
tide, tho bark drifted for a short time,
when she struck heavily on the shoals
two miles off Fourteen foot bank. Sho
listed, nnd as each succeeding wave
washed clean over her sho was fast
going to pieces and her cargo of caso
and barrel oil was washed overboard.
The danger of the position was fully
realized, but It was decided to stand
by the ship until daylight.
When morning broke the wind had
not decreased, and It seemed only a
question of an hour or so before the
vessel would break to pieces. During
the night her masts went by the board
and when It was time to leave her there
was scarcely any of her cargo aboard.
Thero were but two life boats. In an
attempt to launch one of these it wns
lost. The other was all that was left
to carry the fourteen souls aboard to
nn uncertain fate on the big sea that
was running. Castennllo at the last
moment refused to go saying all would
be lost. Nothing remained but to
leave him. and In the small boat, thir
teen mariners put off.
All hands worked either at the oars
or In baling the boat out. After a pull
of over seven miles the Delaware
shore was sighted, and soon after the
wet and exhausted survivors landed
on the beach. They were from day
light until nearly 2 o'clock coming from
the Ill-fated vessel to land. Every
care was given them by the residents
along the coast nnd after a night's
rest were taken to Mllford this after
noon and started for this city at
The Francesco R was a 533 tons ves
sel and was owned by her captain, who
halls from Castolamere. Italy. Her
cargo was shipped by Lawrence John
son ft Co., of this city, and was vulued
A DISABLED CRAFT.
The fishing schooner Edwlna II, Red
mond reports having spoken the Brit
ish stenmer Rubinstein, from Sunder
land for Baltimore, twelve miles south
east of Five fathom hank ye-sterday.
She has broken her main shaft and
wanted a tug to tow her Into port.
An unknown steamer grounded on
Hen nnd Chicken shoals nt 2 o'clock
this morning, but lloated without as
sistance half an hour later und pro
ceeded up Delaware bay.
The tug Tamaqua. from Boston, lost
the barges Mahanoy and Kohlnoor ofC
northeast end lightship this morning.
They were nt anchor when last seen.
At Atlantic City tho storm has about
ended, but the city Is still cut off from
outside communication. The steamer
F. P. Stoy sent to Plensantvllle to get
the mail, stranded on the meadows,
and the malls and passengers aboard
were transferred to u yacht. The rail
roads expect to run their trains by to
morrow night or Thursday morning,
Tho life-saving station at Brlgantlne
reports that a part of a steamboat
wharf, tho trolley lines and part of
Smith's hotel have been wrecked.
Now York, Oct. 26. Policeman Frederick:
Smith was shot and killed at 1 o'clock thU
morning by Krltz Mayer. The policeman
caught tho man robbing u poor box In
tho Church of tho Redeemer at Third
street and Avenue B.
The lleruld's Weather Forecast.
Now York. Oct. 27. In the middle statu)
and New England today, clear and fair,
slightly warmer weather will prevail, with
fnuh and light northeasterly and easterly
winds, high this morning on tho ttouthoast
coast of New England, and rain on the
Virginia coast, followed by some cloudi
ness on the New Jersey coast. On Thurs
day, in both of the-) sections, fair In
partly olouidy, slightly warmer weathe
and light to fresh i-aterly winds will pre
vail, followed by local roliu and slightly,
lower temperature in tha WBStcrn.Clictricta
at this section, v