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' Jt "Weighs in the Neighborhood
of Thirty, Tens
Valley Read Strike. -A
' And Fires Nearly Six Hundred Pounds
of Metal Nine Miles.
It It a Ilreech-Leadcr of High rower, and
, U Twenty-Nltve Feet In Length
The Gun Can II Leaded and
; Fired In Five Minute.
New Yerk, Aug. 15. The first official
test of the ten-Inch disappearing pneumatics-gun
carriage was made at the
United States ordnance proving
grounds at Sandy Heek.
The tests were made under the super
vision of the beard of ordnanee and
fortifications. They were directed by
Capt. Frank Iieath, in charge of the
proving grounds, assisted by Lieut
. Wheeler, of the ordnance department
At exactly liTse the first shot was fired.
' The gun Is a breech-leader of high
, power, is twenty-nine feet in length,
- weighs thirty tens and fires a projectile
' weighing 575 pounds. The gun Is con-
nectcd with the carriage by two power
ful arms, and when raised te a firing
position Is at a height of eight feet
above the carriage. Te lead and make
ready for firing requires only five mln
utes. It is all done b3 compressed alt
manipulated by one man. The projec
tile was placed en a leading tray, and
, by th6 turning of a small wheel the
-r. tray was raised te the breech of the gun
and the projectile was rammed home by
a telescopic rammer. Twe sacks of
' ' powder followed the projectile into the
The sacks contained 180 pounds. The
elevation was three degrees. The time
" required te bring the gun down te the
"buffers, was one minute and fifteen sec
onds. The second shot was fired at
' three minutes of 12 o'clock at an oleva eleva
.' tien of twenty degrees. The projective
contained 250 pounds of powder, a ber
- vice charge such as is used In time of
,At an elevation" of twenty degrees
tlie- projectile splashed the sea nine
miles away. When the gun recoiled
it came within two inches of the buf
fers, and, in less than ten seconds,
'. had sunk gently en the buffera into
leading position. It Is with a charee
.like this that the carriage Is supposed
te work perfectly. This wns the high
est elevation fired from any carriage
with the new high-power gun in this
country. The third shot wns fired at
ft ' an elevation of three degrees, and the
,- projectuecentamea 1U0 pounds of pew-
l!' der. Thoreonll lirrnchf thr mtn within
EV ,i itlrttlt nnrt innhnc nt ln Y.,4Vr...e nn4 1.n
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tlme required te get It In leading posi
tion was two minutes and forty-five
The fourth shot wns at an elevation
of five degrees and the recoil wns 6cven
.inches above the buffer. Time required
te bring the gun into position, ene
minute. The sixth shot wns fired at an
elevation of fifteen degrees. The
charge was thirty pounds, nnd the
gun recoiled within three Inches of the
buffers and rebounded te a height of
twelve inches. Time required te get
the gun Inte leading position, one min-
i,utc and fifteen seconds. The seventh
la shot was fired nt an elevation of three
degrees with 310 pounds of powder.
Eighth shot, two hundred and twenty
L pounds of powder, at an elevation of
ten degrees. Ninth. 180 pounds of
powder at twenty degrees. Tenth. 100
pounds of powder at an elevation of
twenty degrees. The time for the
elevation of the gun from zero te twenty
degrees was thirty-one seconds; tlme
. for depression from twenty degrees te
zero, thirty-eight seconds; time occu
pied te traverse 120 degrees, fifty-four
seconds. When the gun Is in a firing
position it is about fifteen feet from the
Aground. Much delay was occasioned
by passing vessels, uqd as Capt. Heath
did net want te sink any mere schooners,
firing was done only when the coast
The projectiles used were about three
and one-half feet long and were of cast
iron. There will be two mere official
tests of the carriage. The test was, In
.the language of the contract, with such
charges as may be suited te test the
'working and adjustment of the
f', several parts of the carriage. The
next test, which will be en Tuesday,
will be with ten rounder, full scrvlce
ehnrees at such nlnvntlnns im mnv lu
h 'determined by the beard. This test will
uu uuut-'j wiu uirvuwuu ui iuuj. iOimy,
as the representative of the beard. The
beard as p whele will net attend. The
"third test will berten rounds, with full
service charges, as rapidly as the gun
can be served. The cost of the carriage,
if accepted, will be 18,000.
New Yehk, Aug. 15. A message
.cabled from Paris announces that M.
, Olllet, Inspector of telegraphs in the
French capital, had succeeded in over
coming the difficulty heretofore exper-
'lcncced In telephoning long distances
under water. His annaratus. it was
,lsald, would rentier Itposslble te converse
.between 2s ew ierk and Paris.
J JwAeniNOTON, Aug. 15. Fer Ohie
1 Fair, probably preceded by showers at
ylake stations; slightly warmer; winds
? shifting te southeast
Fer Indiana and Illinois Fair, nre-
Kceded by showers in northern portion;
, warmer in inuiaua; variable winds.
.Fer Minnesota Showers; warmer:
Whole Train Huriilng.
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Monday morning word was received
'that a .train -of forty-two cars en the
, Brie read, filled with ddq mcrchandlse,
,a mile east of William street, was bv-n-
Clny fiercely, with no protection.
Five vrkeMand Deatht.
'It. . Pmtkhsuure, Aug. 15. The
Jebelwa retUrns fer'Rusela for the 18ih
.iMt show., a Urge lMrM w the num
i W of, hw mm as well a In thawee
TRaraM rwMrteu vatj hw
i,mfxu. x : .
0T ieu havefrhmlt vMttne von, or if you
are entng atray en a cMUplwtc drop lua note
lu that effect.
d. 11111, Jr., has geuu te Cincinnati.
Ed. Swisher of Ripley spent yesterday
in this city.
J. D. Dye and wife returned from Den
ver this morning.
Elheit Pungburn has geno te Ripley te
spend part efiiis vacation.
Mrs. James Grain returned Saturday
night from a visit te Vnnccburg.
Mrs. Amy McCormick of Georgetown
is visiting her relatives in tills city.
Uaptnlu B. W. Fitzgerald of the C. and
O. spent yesterday with his fnuiily.
Rebert C. Ress of Chicago arrived last
night en a visit te friends and relatives.
Will Woodwerth of Portsmouth, O.,
spent yesterday with relatives in this
Mr9. B. W. Fitzgerald and children ro re ro
turncd'frem a pleasant visit te Mt. Ster
Mrs. Themas Weed of Shnrpsburg is
visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry P. Tayler of The Kentucky Jour
nal, Newport w as in Maysvillc yesterday
and called en The Led'eek.
Early Werick, Second Assistant Post
master General at the Maysville elllce.
spent yesterday in Washington.
Miss Anna Gels has returned from a
pleasant visit at Cincinnati. She was ac
companied home by Miss Margaret Byrne.
Mrs. Mary C. Wilsen. Sir. and Mrs.
Thee. Power and daughter, and Mrs. W.
D. Power and daughters of this city, ac
companied by Miss Anna Sparks of Terrc
Haute, Ind., are attending Parks Hills
Fiiank Bakeii shot and killed Recce
Legan at Cerbln.
Cincinnati Knights Teaiplars left Den
ver Saturday night.
DiiMiTHEiirA is prevalent also in the
Eastern part of the county.
Stheet cars began running in this city
just nine years age yesterday.
Tem Stevens, a carpenter, cut himself
severely in the thigh at Milldale.
TiiEpricoef The Covington O amnion,
wealth will hereafter be ene ccut per copy.
Qurrn n number of Maysville people
attended the races at Oakley. Cincinnati,
The children of F. R. Owens of the
Recterville neighborhood are ill vfrein
A L.viiOE freight engine of tLe Cincin
nati Southern backed Inte the turu-table
The story about another anarchist
seeking II. C. Prick's gore turns out te
be a canard.
in 1 1 n
Ne Chinaman has taken out his neu
tralization papers at Cincinnati for up
wards of thirteen years.
RiCHAitn CitOKEit, the Tnimuai.y Chief
tain, was the enu'inecr of the first steam
tire engine used fn New Yerk.
R. K. Stehv has beeu appointed Post
master at Grange City, Fleming county,
vice T. M. Williams resigned.
A NUMiiEH of Pennsylvania Knights
Templars were injured in a railway acci
dent at Clinten, la., Saturday.
At Owensboro Redmon Smith was
given sixteen years in the penitentiary
for the killing of Mrs. Lizzle Tracy.
Since August 4th 20,000 pensioners
have been paid through the Loulsville
office a sum aggregating about 900,000.
A feuiitii-class Postefllco has been
established at Lest Ferk, Whitley county,
aud Jehn II. Stcveus appointed Postmas
ter. At Sholbyvllle James Boyd, Jr., the
well kuewn horseman, was threwh from
a vehicle nnd- had three of. his ribs
A heavy wall in the tank-room of the
Hertferd City Glass Works, Hartferd
City, Ind,, fell, killing five men and In
juring two ethers.
The sale of seats for Barlew Brethers'
Minstrels opeus Tuesday at Nelsen's.
Parquet 75 cents, Dress Circle 50 cents,
Balcony GO cents.
The Republican Convention of the
Fourth Kentucky District at Elizaboth Elizabeth Elizaboth
teym nominated O. M. Barnctt of Ohie
county for Congress.
The boycott against The A'cie Yerk
Tribune' haa been elllcially removed by
Typographical Union Ne. u and it is new
a union' uffice in every respect.
Tub Myers family of Cincinnati are ar
ranging for an outing at Ceney Islaud.
All citlzcuB by the name ofMyer, Myers,
Melscr or Meycr are Included.
'Squiub Dennis Bailey who shot and
wounded his wife atFrankfert about two
weeks age has been ueUl uver te the
Circuit Court la tue sum of $1,500.
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Heme butchers of Berlin are te open
a "nrrt'cla" restaurant there "for the
mtmh' f dMatlx the upper elaM
' f tfjwatliMt tt upper elastke h9 Ukg f'i bmtt,
of k as a vlawl." , KIlllBg klm almost lNUy. Ne .am.
MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, AUGUST is, 1892.
KENTUCKY WEATHER REPORT.
What We May Expect Iletween This Time
and Te-morrow Evening.
THE LEDUEll'S WEATHER SIGNALS.
mtte streamer faiu: 7JIiic hain or snow;
With mack above 'twill waiimkk jrrew.
If UlaCh'K BBNKATII COI.UKK 'twill III!!
Unless Ulack'n shown no ehnnsre we'll see.
&f"Vhe above forecasts tire made ler a
period of thirty-six hours. endiiiK at b o'clock
Te smekliiw cigarettes he took
A tlraln upon llfe's cup;
And would no admonition brook
Hefuscd te glve them up.
Dut seen a change the sccue came o'er,
And It Is eafe te say
He'll smoke the cigarettes no meru
They burled lilm te-day.
Feun thousand members of the Y. M.
C. A. picknicked at Harper's Ferry, W.
Sat river which supplies the town of
Uarredsburg with water is said te have
At Scettville the Democratic. People's
and Republican parties held their con
ventions en the same day, and several
fights was the result.
The United States snairbeat E. A.
Woodruff will start from Pittsburg and
come down the river removing all ob
structions te navigation.
A numueu of the Denver Club nre ex
pected home in the next day or two.
The advance guard came In this morning
and a quantity of baggage.
Gladstone's followers claim the numer
ous reports sent out as te the condition
of his health are the work of his political
enemies, and are for a purpose.
Sam Jenes made a disgraceful exhibi
tion of himself nt the Urbana. O., Camp
meeting in "roasting" the newspaper re
porters for telling that Ue received 1,000
ter eight days of chin music.
The State Meeting of the Christian
Church of Kentucky will he held in Dr.n Dr.n
ville, beginning this evcuinc aud contin
uing four days. Between three and four
hundred delegates 'are expected te be
The many alarming reports that have
spread lately regarding the health of
Gladstone aie characterized by his son,
Herbert Gladstone, as mere rubbish. He
intimates that the reports were spread by
teries for a purpose.
Rememheu. The Ledcieii prints "Help
Wanted." "Lest." " Found," and similar
notices net of a uuslncss character, free
of charge. The only thing we require is
that the copy be scut in befete 9 o'clock
en day of publication.
The twelve months-old daughter of
Mr. aud Mrs. C. M. Davis of ucar Rec Rec Rec
eorvileo died last Friday night of mem mem
braneous croup. Mrs. Davis wa3 for
merly a Miss Ree, daughter of W. U.
Ree of near Orangeburg.
GovEiiNen Buewn will veto the hill
creating a Pelice Judge for Newport or
as It Is weidcd for cities of the second
class. The Governer holds it unconstitu
tional. The bill was Introduced iu the
Senate by Sunater Newman.
Patiiick Connelly of Reading thought
he needed a bath, se he stripped himself
and weut out in the alley te be drenched
iu the rain. Marshal Dietrick came along,
and thinking he was clean enough, took
him te jail. Mayer Greiner gave him
twenty days te dry off.
William C. Baxteii was arrested nt
Lexington en a peace warrant sworn out
by his wlfe. Amelia, who claims that he
has beaten her and threatens te take her
life, It is said that he has mistreated her
for years, but this is the first time she
has had him nrrcsted.
Abaun belonging te Jehn Garrett near
Bridgeport iu Lewis county was cntirely
destroyed by tire en Friday night, to
gether wjth its contents, consisting of a
let of hay and feed aud farming imple
ments nud tools of various kinds. Mr.
Garrett Is positive It was the work of an
incendiary. His less Is near $300 with
an Insurance of only ?00.
.in i ii
TitEiiE is eue farmer who will never
fall into the hands of bunke stccrcrs.
lie created nulte a scene at the corner of
Vine and Eighth streets. Cincinnati, the
ether day by calling upon a policeman te
arrest n man who veiled, "Helle, Mr.
Smith," nt him. lie was firmly con
vinced the man was a sharper, aud had
evll'lntontiens upon his purse It seems
hejwiis mistaken, however, nnd the po
liceman advised him te move aleiij; and
pay no attention te anybody,
Satuiidav evening at a picnic at Path
oil's ford of the Snudy, tlve miles from
Greenup, occurred n shocking tragedy
wborehv ene brether Insiantlv lest his
llfe nt tue bauds of nnother. Sam Piercc,
thoclghtcen-year-old son of David Pierce,
a prominent xarmer 01 inni neiguuorueou,
was drinking and quarreling with a young
man named Will Worthlngten. He drew
a revolver nud was caught by the arm by
Will Dewaey. ills younger bretlwr,
Tew Pierce, was' coming toward tkem
when tlur WMtinii was . dlftckarKed.
Indicate Formidable Strength On Part of
the Opposition te Judge Cele.
The Democratic precinct meetings Sat
urday were spirited and full of ginger.
The contests all ever the country were
exciting and in some instances bitter.
The opposition te Judge Cole was mere
formidable than was supposed and the
outcome wns somewhat of a surprise.
But four precincts in the county, Mays
ville Ne. 1, Chester, Maysllck and Snrdls
Instructed for Judge Cole though he Is
said te have some supporters among the
The two Maysville precincts were a
stnud off, Ne. 1 going for Cele nearly two
te one nnd Ne. 2 going against him, send
ing an uulnstructed delegation. "
Germautewn and Fern Leaf instructed
for Hazelrlgg. and Minerva for Wilhelt.
The rest of the precincts, se far ns
learned, will be represented In the con
vention by uulnstructed delegations.
The County Convention this afternoon
at the Courthouse premises te be wnrra
The Lewer End Bums defeated the
Fleming Pike Sports in n score of 33 te
Fogs en the river the last several
mornings have delayed steamboat traffic
It Is repotted that the anarchists of
New Yerk have raised 8,130 for Berk
An unknown man was run ever by
n train en the Cincinnati Southern at
At tlic Shnrpsburg Fair, Policeman
Dale became involved in a quarrel with
Bud Beeth and the latter shot Dale four
times, killing him instantly. Beeth were
It is said that a match race Is te be ar
ranged shortly between Tammany nnd
Lamplighter, the crack runners of the
East, and the phenemennl Western filly
It is estimated that there were 105,000
persons from outside the state of Colo Cole
rado in Denver during the conclave last
week. Alse from 30,000 te 40,000 resi
dents of the state. x
The bill providing that St. Patrick's
Day should be a legal holiday In this
Commonwealth was lest in the Senate
for want of a constitutional majority.
The vote steed 10 te 10.
Feim snide jewelry meu have come te
grief at Covfugten. They have becu
bull-dezlug the people for ever a week,
but they will probably be kept from do
ing any meu- harm ter some months te
J. W. FrrzeEitALD's mare, Black Ide,
wen the 2:10 stnke at the Oakley Track,
Cincinnati, Saturday afternoon. She
came uuder the wire" ahead In the first,
second and fifth heats. Time, 2:2151, 2;24J
Little Burl of St. Leuis, young and
pretty, was in love with Gcerge Lewis.
Her uncle opposed the match, took her te
Illinois and cut her hair off close te her
head. She escaped and will marry
In a drunken brawl at Leehy's saloeu,
Ashland. Redger Strode shot Jehn Puf
fenbarger, the ball passing through the
stomach. Strede is in jail. PufCenbai
ger's recovery is doubtful. As usual, a
woman is in it.
Micitael IIahkins, the dyunmiter, who
wns arrested nnd imprisoned for trying te
kill Queen Victeria en her jubilee day-in
1887, died at Philadelphia last week. Dr.
Gallagher, who was with him at the time,
is still in prison.
Haucke's Reed and Brass Band has
been engaged by the labor organizations
of Portsmouth te furnish music en Laber
Day, September 5th. This band has al
ways held a high place in the estimation
of the Portsmouth people.
The wee'ds en East Second street near
the Junction of the Fitth and Sixth Wards
are ever six feet high and interfere very
seriously with the city delivery of The
Ledeeh. The carrier get lest in them
one day last week and wns found nnd 10
leased with much difficulty.
Between the heuse which Is tee full
of light and the ene which is coolly
shnded, tnke cheice of the former.
Doctors say they have no chance of n bill
when they see a family living en the
sunny side of the street, with the shutters
epeu and the curtains up.
The police of Mlddlcsboreugh suc
ceeded In arresting thrce mere connected
with the People'a Bank robbery, Jehn
Hughes, Frank Hammcrly and Jehn
Brown, all colored. Jehn Hughes Is
worth 125,000, aud is the political leader
of his race In thas section. Immediately
upon his arrest he put up $3,000 cash for
his appearance today.
A DOUiii.K-HEADEi) freight train en. the
Chesapeake and Ohie Railroad juutped
the track at Barbeurvillc, ten miles hast
of Huntington Saturday, and twenty
cars were thrown down an embankment.
One of them wns occupied by n uumber
of tramps, all of whom were ruore or
less Injured and au unknown colored
man killed. A fireman uamed Woolen
was badly hurt. It took several hours te
clear the track.
An attractive feature of Eden Park,
says The Vemmerewl Qazelte is the mas mas
slve stene building thnt stauds like a
monumental guard at its entrance. It is
the stable built by the Park Commission
ers at a cost of $ 7,250, sunpesably for the
sheltering of beasts of burden. It has
been styled nmonumenttef inconsistency,
erected by the Commissioners iu memory
of' their Ideas of economy, At present
this massive building stables two mules
of net mere than ordinary stature. They
are net crowded, awl appear te enjoy the
advantage this thing of beauty and Jey
fereyer afford for the free and usim
peded exercise of the divine-given rifht
of exersWag their hlml legs. It requires
lewswhat of a Mtteat mttk te And this
l-r4 pair tkirpUUl Immm. -
I'uitat Csril Correspondence Frem the West.
"It Is refreshing te knew that you arc
temporarily relieved from contact with a
foul-mouthed, Maysville would-be au
Quite a number were at the
Grounds yesterday afternoon te witness a
game of ball between the Aberdeen
Browns nnd a patched up team from
Levana, u. it was a one-slued allalr,
the Aberdeens winning the game by a
score of 25 te 4 In six innings.
Higuinspert defeated Aberdeen Satur
day afternoon en the Aberdeen grounds
by a score of 15 te 12.
Up te the present time mero than hnlf
a hundred persons have taken the alco
holic treatment nt the Maysvillc Sanita
rium. Out of this number net ene who
has conscientiously taken the treatment
as prescribed until pronounced cured by
the physicians in chat go has failed of be
ing cured thoroughly.
Ner is there any danger of nny serious
results, ns Is tee commonly believed.
The treatment is pure and wholesome,
and as simple ns it is geed.
A 1'lrasant Eienlni;.
The party given by Miss Ettn Heeper
the Beasley place in the West End
last week in honor of her guests. Misses
Jennie, Nellie and Willie VnnPclt of
Parkland, wns highly enjoyed by these
present, who were: Misses Kate Men
dais, Kittle Themas, Anna Cain, Bes
sie Beughfuer, Lizzie Wermald, Annie
Crawford, Annie Klipp, Jennie Van
Pelt, Etta Heeper, Nellie VnnPclt.
Willie VanPelt, Eliner Heeper and
Messrs. Harry Crawford, Gus Davis,
Fred Mendals, Bardcn Themas and
Stelen Herse Kecutereil.
The mare reported as lest by Hayes
Themas of the Fern Leaf neighborhood
turns out te have been stolen by one
Benjamin Roberts, who traded her off te
T. J. Atchison of Poplar Plains, Fleming
county. The nnimal was returned te Mr.
Themas Saturday by G. L. Bryant of
Rlnge Mills, who received the $20 reward
Roberts at one time lived in the Ger Ger
maueown neighborhood, aud, it is said,
has served a term in the penitentiary for
A liberal reward will be offered for his
T. Augustus Reid, a colored teacher of
Paris, cugnged Hen. Jehn M. Lnnsteu,
the colored ex-Cengrcssmin from Vir
ginia, te deliver a lecture at a picnic near
that city. The speaker came, was met at
the depot by Reid, and taken te the pic
nic about 11 o'clock. Reid excused him
self, nnd snid he would be back in a few
moments, but he never came until sent
for about 4 o'clock. Langsteu remniued
en the grounds without dinner, and when
Reid came back he tried te get out of
paying him the eighty dollars premised.
Mayer Chambers settled the matter by
threatening te have Reid arrested, aud
he then paid the premised amount.
Lnngsten delivered the address nftcr the
money wns paid, aud also one that night.
Reid is net a Kcntuckinn, but a recent
comer from Jamaica.
Sing Lee, n Covlncten Chinee, tried te
be very familiar with Miss Mamie Rcc d
The Commercial Gazette says: She re
sides en Eighth street in Covington, and
for some time lms been takiug the laun
dry from her mother te Lee's place, en
Madisen avenue. It is said thnt the lnun
dryraan has been getting tee gay, aud
the ether day endenvered te become de
cidedly familiar with her. Wednesday
when asked te take some mere laundry
te the place the girl broke down nnd be
gan crying, and then told her parents
what occurred. Her brother Rebert is a
brakeman ou the Chesapeake and Ohie
Read, and heai inn of the trouble called
at once en Mr. Sing Lee, aud it will be
many a day before the gentleman with
the queue w ill recover from the result of
thnt meeting. There is considerable in
dignatien in the Immediate neighbotheod
ever the way the Chinaman has been con
A V0RI) TO THE PEOPLE.
Diphtheria Threatens te Assume an Epi
demic Ferm. Watch Your Children.
The people of Maysvillc, especially the
parents, de net seem te realize the
stealthy increase of diphtheria iu the
last several days. Therc are no less thnn
thirty children new ill in the Sixth Wnrd
from this disease, and there are scattered
cases all ever the city. Alse a number
It Is one of the most contagious nud
Infectious of all diseases, aud prompt,
and If need be, harsh means should be
used te suppress it.
In the first place all the funerals of
victims should be strictly private. Ne
eue should be present except the immedi
ate family, the Minister and the tinder
laker. This is a rule rigidly enforced In
Every heuse where there Is a case of
diphtheria should be marked by a flag,
or some ether token, and theso having no
business thcre uiade te keep away,
Children should net be allowed te con
gregate en street cars aud in ether public
places. Heme Is the plnce for them un
der existing circumstances nnd they
should be made stay thcre.
There Is a Health Commlttee of the
City Council and they should tnke the
matter in hand and compel pcople by
their authority te llve and act within the
bounds of reason.
Unless something Is dnne te check Its
progress, diphtheria will seen become
The Ensign Cur Sheps at Huutluuten,
W, Vs., are' building a number of flat
cars for the Housten and Texas Central
Railroad of Texas. These cars are all of
40,000 pounds capacity, and are equpped
with the automatic air-brake. They are
tttlBjr shipped via Ahlad asd LoxlRgte
ta trails of tklrty-fimr ears q)i,
Ppnn&4ir Pntnncln. r Cnmnnnrr Tla-
ttuytiigr uciuugiug tu vvuiyeuj vs.- t -$
streyed by Incendiary Fires.
A Number of Men at Werk AMaelUd and
Injured Lire Endangered DeralltBgji 'J
a Taatenger Train fiwltchee Turned J
and Freight Car Derailed.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 15. There Is
no further disguising the fact that the
strike of the Erie and Lehigh Valley
switchmen is a serious matter.
Property belonging te the railroad,
company haa been destroyed by Incen
diary fires; men engaged in the peace
ful performance of their duties In the
company's scrvlce have been assaulted
and sent te the hospitals; the movement
of trains has been seriously inter-",
fered with and the lives of Innocent
persons whewcre in no way connected
with the strike and had net even heard
of it, hove been endangered by the de
railment of a passenger train en ene e
the reads. Such is the indictment up
te the hour of writing. There had been
mere or less 111 feeling Saturday be
tween the strikers and their sympath
izers and the men who were doing the
striker's work, and a few desultory as
saults had occurred.
Things began te put en a mere serious
aspect at 2 o'clock Sunday morning,
when a series of Incendiary fires breka
out simultaneously in the Lehigh Val
ley yards. Eighteen or twenty freight
cars filled with wool, cotton, hay and
various ether merchandise, two passen
ger cars, two watchmen houses were
burnt. The fires occurred at places
where the firemen could net successful
ly stay the flames en account of an ab
sence of water, besides the difficulty e
, accession te the fires.
The water tank adjacent te the coal
trestles' was smashed and an engine that
was taking water there wrecked by a
string of ten runaway coal cars that
had been turned loose from the trestle.
Fire was first discovered In the east-bound
yards, east of Dingens street.
Here a little office building and two or
three freight cars were destroyed. At
this time Yardmaster Mead discovered
fiames In two passenger coaches, used
for the convejnnce of workmen and
turned In an alarm from William and
In the yards east of Dingens street
fire raged among the cars of merchan
dise. It took hose from three carts te
reach the flames from the nearest
hydrant. The firemen however, pre
vented the destruction of a great num
ber of cars, and the less of perhaps
hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth
of property. The cars destroyed were
in the midst of a great number of ether
The firemen uncoupled a number of
cars and removed them from danger.
A dozen or se of cars were thrown from
the Lehigh tracks and a similar number
from the Erie by misplaced switches.
The first intimation of any thing
wrong was when the coal cars were set
loose and demolished the water tank.
Copt Wurtz, of the eleventh precinct
put a force of a dozen officers In the
the yard as seen as the alarm was given.
The officers were unable te find any
suspicious characters. That, briefly,
is what had happened up te day
light Sunday morning. But that
was only the beginning. The strik
ers, or their sympathizers, have pulled
pins, turned switches and driven off
crews. Three men are nt the hospital
badly hurt. One was assaulted at 3
o'clock Sunday morning, two ethers at
II and another at 3 in the afternoon.
The man who was assaulted at the
Western New Yerk and Pennsylvania
crossing was en his way for the wreck
er at the time and was turning a switch.
The strikers had turned switches and
thrown six cars from his train before
They say the Erie Is thoroughly de
moralized en account of the strike, and
that every side-track en the Itutfnle
division is complete blocked. Twe
trains of freight cars standing en sid
ings at Chcektewnga, the rallrend sub
urb of Buffalo, were burned Sunday
The Lehigh hns called en the sheriff
for protection. He sent six deputies te
the scene and will swear in flftj mere
Monday morning. The police have
yards in seven out of eleven precincts
In the city te guard and all the reserves
are called out The man arrested Sun
day for assault has been charged with
CeiiRrcHMiiun Warwick Dead,
Washixqte.v, Aug. 15. Hen. Jehn G.
Warwick, member of congress from the
Sixteenth Ohie district, his predecessor
having been Gov. William McKinley,,
jr., died Sunday night in his room at'
the Rlggs house, ei dysentery. While
this news was net unexpected te these
who knew of Mr. Warwick's condition
Saturday night and Sunday, it came
upon the city with suddenness, and re
called anew the unusual mortality
that has accompanied this ses
sion of congress, The remains
will leave Washington Monday
evening ever the Pennsylvania"' rail
road, reaching Masslllen at 11:45 Tues
day morning. The body will be remov
ed from the station there directly te the
Episcopal church, where the services
will be held at 1 o'clock. The cengres
sienal committee will be Senators Brlceuv
and Hill and Representatives Hare and
Donevan, of OhlejCaruth, of Kentucky;
Catchings, of Mississippi; Heard, of :
Missouri, and By num, of Indiana. All
of Mr. Warwick's Ohie colleagues have
been notified, and will attend the fun
eral MlrigvU Wrditcd.
Nkw Yeuk, Aug. I5.'Victeria hall,
was the scene of a unique weddlaf
Sunday night, when midgets were vmA ;,
man and wife. Thy were LaapeM'
Kahn, better knows te the (mWs.w
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