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VOL. X. NO. 240.
Detachment of Cavalry Sent to tho
Eckley Mines Sheriff Martin Not Xet
Under Arrest He Makes Another State
ment Regarding the Laitimer Tragedy.
HazletonT, Pa., Sept. 14. At brigade
headquarters there is a feeling that a
critical period has been passed with the
burial of the dead miners, which was
unaccompanied by any disorder, but
there is still uneasiness and apprehen
sion of further trouble.
There Is no doubt that fears are
entertained that before the end of the
week the whole region may be on
Strike. The City troop of Philadelphia
has been sent to Eckley, where 200
(rtrlkers from Duck Mountain are en
deavoring; to get out the workmen at
Coxe Bros.' mines. To reach the spot
they will have to ride 18 miles through
rough mountain roads. The news has
created consternation throughout the
district, and all collieries are preparing
for trouble.
General Qobin has been deluged with
requests for troops, but declares that
be will send none to any point unless
an outbreak really occurs. This is a
measure of precaution to keep the sol
dier mobilized.
The mine superintendents are much
Worried. They accept the lesson offer
ed by the havoc wrought at. Gomer
j (Sheriff of Luzerne county. Pa.
Jones' home .the other night, and two
have asked the brigade commander to
place guards around their homes, which
will be done.; The names of the super
intendents are kept a secret.
There Is a sensational story afloat
concerning a conversation overheard on
the streets of Hazleton, but it should
. lie accepted with a reservation. The
story goes that a group of miners were
standing on a corner, when one was
' heard to remark; "I've got the mate
dial, but I don't know how to mix the
d stuff. If I did, I'd blow them up."
It Is said that the guards were placed
about the superintendents' houses as a
result of this. .
Tapper Ihljh Miners to Quit.
There is a report that the employees
cf ex-Congressman Leisenring-'s upper
Lehigh colliery will go out on a sym
pathetic strike. As an increase of 10
per cent was granted on Saturday to
the McAdoo men, they have expressed
their intention to return to work, al
though they do not expect to remain in
more than a day under the pressure
that will be brought to bear by the other
strikers. General Gobin says that the
withdrawal of troops has not been con
sidered for a moment. They will re
main on the ground until the sheriff is
convinced thathe will be fully able to
cope with any emergency that may
arise. The rumors that martial law had
been declared, the general said, had
been spread by some vicious person.
"There is martial law only so far as a
state of war exists," he said. ""We are
here solely to assist the sheriff in main
taining peace and order. Men can come
and go a3 they please so long as they
behave themselves. If there is the
slightest infraction of the peace which
the civic authorities are unable to han
dle, then we will render assistance, but
such a condition has not yet arisen."
' The commander added that neither
Bhertff Martin no-r any of the deputies
Would be arrested while the troops are
bare. "I am under his authority," he
aid, "and if he Is arrested I must take
that authority from the deputies. If
rh' dsp-utles are arrested, what resort
will reroaln?"
Sheriff Martin was the guest of Gen
eral Gobin at headquarters last even
ing, but would say but little, on the
ground that a warrant is hanging over
him. He claimed, however, that he
would be perfectly vindicated after an
Impartial Investigation is made. He also
Mid that the people who believed in
teW and order were with him and that
h 'had come to the Hazleton region to
ntect property from violence and
lOlition at the hands of the strikers
and that he was compelled to do so as
iheriff in order to avoid expense to the
County, as the property owners would
bold the county responsible for all d&m
s9 incurred.
The sheriff's deputies are contemplating-
going to Wilkesbarre to enter bond
tor their appearance when wanted, not
Withstanding the fact that they have
hot yet been arrested. This is to be
done as a guarantee of good faith.
It developed that the No. 3 colliery,
the crippled engineer of which was so
badly beaten by masked men on Satur
day night, has been shut down since
long before the strike began. He was
only there to keep the mines free from
.The gravity of the situation is made
apparent from the thorough and rigor
ous manner in which the commander is
handling his men. The signal corps of
the regiments has been stationed on the
hilltops about Hazleton and the sur
rounding hamlets where trouble is
Reared, , . ----
Sheriff Mmrtfn's I,atest Statement.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 14. The corre-
' 6pondent of the New York Herald has
had the following interview with Sheriff
"Did you order your men to fire on the
strikers in Lattimer?" I asked.
"I did not," he replied.
"Who gave the order?"
"I had all I could do to look out fot
myself. I think my men fired on the
impulse of the moment. They saw me
in the midst of the strikers, with men
aiming blows at me, and they supposed
probably that my life was in dar7ei
and fired."
Sheriff Martin made this statement to
me In the presence of half a dozen wit
nesses in the Valley hotel, where he had
come from Wilkesbarre, with his coun
sel, George H. Ferris, to consult Gen
eral Gobin.
The storm of criticism that has come
upon the sheriff has told upon his
nerves, but he is a diplomatic talker.
A railroad official of high rank had
told me a little while before Sheriff
Martin arrived that the fearful execu
tion done by the sheriff's posse was due
to the fact that the rifles were loaded
with buckshot cartridges. It was gen
erally understood In Hazleton that the
coal companies armed the deputies.
"Where did your men get their
arms?" I askd the sheriff.
"I don't think I will answer," was
the reply. The sheriff said later he be
lieved the weapons were given out in a
"Were they disorderly before you
stopped their march?"
"Yes. They had been at West Hazle
ton." One of the sheriff's stanch defenders
interrupted with a question a to
whether or not the sheriff's men had
not been attacked in West Hazleton by
a man who tried to brain him with a
"Yes, that is true," said Mr. Mar
tin. "No shooting was done in West
Hazleton." i
"Did they attack you?" i
"No, but they crowded up against me
and by me. I took out my copy of the
riot act and tried to read it. I could
not get a chance, they pressed me so
close, and then I waved it over my head
and started to explain It to them. I
know It almost by heart. One of them
struck me in the face. Then I drew my
"Was it loaded?"
A. P. Clapp, a deputy who was in the
posse, told me that the sheriff's revolv
er was carried empty all day.
"I seized a man by the coat," contin
ued the sheriff, "and tried to arrest
him. He was the man who struck me.
The strikers crowded all around me and
pushed me so I could not do anything."
"Did they knock you down?"
"No. They were so close I could not
fall down." i
Strikers Capture Deputies. .-:.
Pittsburg, Sept. 14, Fourteen depu
ty sheriffs of Washington county were
captured by strikers at the Catsburg
mines of John H. Jones & Son on the
Monongahela river last night.
The company wanted to start Its
mines, but the strikers refused to go
to work. Superintendent Harry Jones
came to Pittsburg, hired 50 Italian- la
borers and started to Catsburg with
them. He also sent to Washington, Pa.,
for deputies, and 14 men were dispatch
ed to the mine. ,'
When the miners heard of the inten
tion to start the mine, they procured
two bands of music and started for the
pit. They were armed with clubs and
stones. Arriving -at the place where
the deputies were quartered, they bom
barded it with stones. Some guns were
fired in the air and the deputies scared.
They put out a flag of truce and offered
to go away from the mine if promised
he leader of the strikers, who num
bered more than 1,000, ordered his fol
lowers to throw away their clubs and
stones. With the 14 deputy sheriffs in
their ranks, the strikers marched to
Monongahela City, where they left the
officers. The latter were warned if they
came back to Catsburg they would
probably be carried away dead. The
strikers then marched back to Catsburg
and are now in possession of the place.
Work Resumed at Beynoldsville.
Reynoldsville, Pa., Sept. 14. The coal
strike is declared off, and Reynoldsville
and Rathunel miners have returned to
'i !'. Harvest Great, bit Laborers Fs-W.
San Francisco, Sept. 14.The problem
of how to obtain help enough to harvest
this year's abundant crop has become
serious to the fruitgrowers of Califor
nia. One employment agency in tbts
city has places open for 3,000 men in
Fresno and Tulare counties alone,
while Napa, Sonoma, Yolo, Santa Clara
and Yuba counties are not far behind.
Last year for this class of work men
were paid $20 a month and board. Now
$1 a day and board is the regular thing.
Soareity of XSrcadstufrs In Europe.
Washington, Sept. 14. The monthly
report of John Hyde, the statistician of
the agricultural department, gives the
information that there is about 113,
000,000 bushels' deficiency this year in
Europearfcrops as compared with their
average product for the six years 1891-8,
that the demand will far exceed the
sources of supply, and that Europe,
except where she can draw on the stodks
remaining from previous crops, must
suffer a scarcity in her bread supply.
Six Mutineers Arrested.
Washington, Sept. 14. The state de
partment has been Informed that the
six prisoners under arrest at Bahia,
Brazil, for complicity in the mutiny on
the American ship Olive Pecker and
the murder of the captain and mate
will be brought to the United States for
trial on the United States steamship
Wiped Out by Fire.
Ottawa, Sept. 14. The village of
Southmarch, 12 miles up the line of the
Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound
railway, was almost wiped out by fire.
The estimated loss is between $40,000
And $50,000, with about $S,000 insurance.
A Passenger Tolls of Hardships and Pri
vations on the Treasure Seeking Ship,
The Humboldt Returns to Seattle With
eery tittle Klondike Wealth.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 14. The steamer
Humboldt has arrived here from St. Mi
chaels, bringing news of the Eliza An
derson, which was reported lost. The
Anderson is safe' in Dutch Harbor.
W. B. Price of Danville, Ills., who was
on the Anderson, but who came back
on the Humboldt, had this to say of his
"The entire trip was a series of mis
haps, but nothing serious occurred until
we left Dixon's entrance, with the in
tention of making a straight cut for
Dutch Harbor. The third day out from
Dixon's entrance bad weather came on,
and the wind blew terrifically. On the
first night after 'the storm began the
rudder chain broke five times. Of course,
after this broke there was no con
trolling the boat.
"Every minute It seemed she would
go over. The passengers were in their
rooms, but it was impossible to stay in
bed. The crew was Insufficient to man
the pumps, so the passengers took the
pumps in charge. I myself was placed
in charge of a pump. I divided the
passengers up into squads of four men
each, and each squad worked two hours.
I 'also did sounding to see how much
water there was in the hold. We kept
this up for 48 hours, and during that
time the boat drifted back 100 miles.
"On the second day of our trouble the
other boats of the fleet were in sight.
The Merwin, which was being towed by
the Holyoke, along writh the Bryant and
Politkofsky, broke loose, and the cap
tain of the Holyoke turned about, with
the othe!- two boats In tow, and picked
up the Merwin.
"Of course, while this was being done,
they went out of our sight, and we
didn't see them again. The next place
we reached was St. Paul, on Kadike
island. We should have taken on coal
enough here to go to Dutch Harbor,
but could not get it. After leaving St.
Paul the sea was heavy, and we were
forced to cruise along the shor until
we got within 16 miles of Dutch Har
bor, when our coal gave out. We were
rigging a email boat to send out for
relief when we sighted a small fishing
smack with one man in it. He told us
we could reach an abandonad cannery
about 20 miles distant, where coal had
been lying for five or six years.
"We just had about enough coal to
reach that poiht. All day long passen
gers worked in drizzling rain to take on
coal. Finally,, on Sept. 4, we reached
Dutch Harbor. Captain Cooper of the
northern revenue squadron boarded us
at Dutch Harbor and, seeing the un
seaworthy condition of the Anderson,
forbade her to go farther.
"It was not necessary for him to go
below deck, but immediately upon see
ing we had an insufficient number of
life preservers he gave the order to tie
up. The passengers of the Anderson,
with the exception of George Scott and
myself, raised $6,000 to charter the
schooner Baranoff to take passengers
from there to St. Michaels.
"The conditions on the trip of the An
derson from Dixon's entrance to Dutch
Harbor cannot be pictured. When that
rudder broke, and it continued to break
every time it was repaired, we thought
our last hour on earth had come. We
were disappointed so many times in
getting coal that none of us ever be
lieved we would reach Dutch Harbor or
any other place alive.
"Another serious annoyance of the
voyage was the impurity of the water.
It was black, foul smelling and bad
tasting. There was certainly something
the' matter with the water tank that
gave its color, smell and taste. It Is
said that the captain of the Anderson
chipped in $500 to assist in chartering
the Baranoff. This may be true, but I
doubt it, although I have no definite
know-ledge on the subject."
It was learned that the company
which owned the schooner South Coast
has no river boats, and that those who
took passage in her from San Francisco
trusted to luck and kind Providence to
get them from St. Michaels to Dawson,
as is usual in such cases where men un
derestimate hardship and difficulties
which they are about to encounter.
The South ' Coast's passengers failed
to secure passage from St. Michaels to
Dawson, and they, in company with the
remaining portion of the National City's
passengers, are camped on the beach at
St. Michaels.
The Humboldt is the steamer charter
ed by Mayer W. C. Wood of Seattle,
who went north with the vessel and re
mained at St. Michaels. The stories to
the effect that the passengers on the
steamer were going to kill Wood are
eaid to be absolutely untrue..
On the boat was a letter from Mayoi
Wood to his Seattle agent, in which he
says that the passengers are all happy,
and there is no trouble. They put to
gether their knockdown boat at St. Mi
chaels and have hopes of reaching Daw
son City this fall, although most of the
passengers believe they' can strike it
rich at Minute creek, in the Infana riv
er country, and will stop there.
The Humboldt brought very little gold
about -$15,000 which is to be distrib
uted thus among six men from Klon
dike: G. A. Wagner, $1,900; T. Turner,
$1,500; J. F. Cryder, $2,000; W. Urquhart,
$900; D. F. Atkins, $4,500, and Captain
J. White, $4,200.
The returning miners all reiterate the
stories of the richness of the country,
but say they could not get a winter's
provisions for love or money and so
were forced out for the winter. J. N.
Secretan, one of the passengers, said
that nearly 2,000 men have arrived from
the coast over the passes. Coming
south, he was on the steamer Excelsior,
but had such hard luck that he gave
her up at Dutch Harbor and came south
on the Humboldt. He says the Excel
sior, now due in San Francisco, is in
bad shipe, but will reach her home port
ome time
Vormally Accepts fsr.e Nomination For
Mayor of Create New York.
New York, Sept. 14. Beth Low's letter
accepting the nomination of the Citi
zens' union for mayor of Greater New
York has been made public. After con
sidering briefly the conditions attend
ing the nomination and expressing his
appreciation of the honor conferred,
Mr. Low says:
"I am a Republican, and I expeot to
remain one, but I am completely in
sympathy with the purposes of the Citi
zens' union to secure a mayor for the
great city Who shall be 'free from all
partisan obligations.' Such a mayor, if
elected, I shall certainly be.
"The civil service laws of the state,"
he says, "shall be impartially enforced
by such methods as will insure a prac
ticable and reasonable test of fitness
and the selection of subordinate officers
upon their merits, irrespective of polit
ical influence, so as to afford a fair
chance to every citizen without regard
to race, religious belief or political af
filiation." On the question of home rule Mr.
Low says: "Nothing is more vital to
the welfare of the city, as I can see
it, than it be allowed by the legislature
to shape its own destinies in all mat
ters that are purely local. I. would wish
the great city to bear its part proudly
in all that concerns the Empire State;
but, as concerns the city's local affairs,
it 13 not so much a part of the state
as it is the home of its Inhabitants. If
I am eleoted, I shall contend sturdily
for the city's right in such matters to
govern itself."
Mr. Low expresses himself as hearti
ly in favor of carrying to as speedy
completion as possible the municipal
rapid transit system for which the peo
ple of the present city of New York
voted for in November, 1894, and says,
"If elected, I shall do everything in my
power to facilitate communication be
tween the various boroughs of the great
city by means of bridges, tunnels and
Regarding the excise question, he
"The Raines law, In my belief, con
tains the germ of an excise system far
better than that which it supplanted in
that it has relieved the liquor traffic of
the arbitrary control of excise boards
and has substituted for this a grant of
explicit rights that can be enforced at
law. Where the Raines laws fails as
applied to New York it fails because it
does not take into account the public
sentiment of the city. New York, while
characteristically an American city, is
also, as the Germans say, a world city.
It is cosmopolitan in fact and cosmo
politan in sentiment. Men of every
sort of upbringing must be able to live
in such a city happily and naturally, of
course, with due regard to the rights
and convictions of others. Legislators
on this subject should never forget that
the excise law stands midway between
the laws that everybody believes in and
the dead laws that nobody ' believes in,
and that the effective public sentiment
behind it locally is the only permanent
force on which to depend in its admin
istration. For this reason, in my opin
ion, an excise law, so far as it affects
the daily life and the habits of the peo
ple, should reflect the public opinion of
the city."
The Mysterious Suicide at Halifax.
Halifax, Sept. 14. The letters "M. G.
W." on her collars and cuffs and the
word "Schenectady" written on some
letter paper found in her valise may
furnish a clew to the Identity of the
young woman who committed suicide at
the Cadillac hotel under the name of
Miss Warner of New York. The wo
man is between 23 and 30 years of age.
She was dressed in a light grayish blue
dress, with black braided zouave Jacket
and a light yellow shirt waist. She
wore stylish tan shoes and a little
round black and white straw turban
trimmed with black and white tips -and
violets. . -'
A CTadrtA Correspondent Thinks It Will
Make tho Spaniards Aotry Our Minis
ter Formally Keceived by the Queen
Regent at San Sebastian.
Madrid, Sept. 14. Don Fernando Rod
riguez, the correspondent of a New
York paper, says:
It ,'s useless to attempt to conceal the
fact that Minister Woodford's message
to the Spanish government will bring
about a crisis. I am now in a position
to speak frankly about the purposes of
his mission, although I am obliged, for
obvious reasons, to reserve some of the
The government of the United States
will for the first time insist upon its
right to intervene in the Cuban affair.
Although the message to be delivered
by the American minister is written in
fair and courteous therms, it is in sub
stance a declaration that the war in
Cuba must come to an end and that
the government in the United States
cannot remain supine or indifferent
while its interests and the interests of
civilization are trampled upon. It will
be remembered that President Cleve
land, in his message to congress, assert
ed that the time would come, unless
Spain demonstrated her power to main
tain order in the island, when the Unit
ed States would be compelled to act.
Those who have followed the facts
closely will also be able to recall the
fact that only last January Hannis Tay
lor, the American minister to Madrid,
who yesterday presented his letters of
recall, informed the Spanish minister of
foreign affairs in writing that unless
Spain should confer upon Cuba such
rights and liberties as would satisfy
public sentiment in America before
President McKinley assumed the reins
of government all questions of auton
omy or reform would disappear, and
nothing would be considered by the
United States but the question of abso
lute political independence for Cuba
Spain's Inability to Rule Cuba.
Minister Woodford's message recounts
to the Spanish government the evi
dences of Spanish inability to maintain
Spanish sovereignty in the island and
points to the constant destruction of
American property, the constant viola
tion of our treaty rights, the enormous
losses to our commerce and the needless
suffering inflicted upon vast popula
tions. It suggests the impossibility of
ending the war on the present lines of
Spanish polity and asks the Spanish
government to accept the friendly
propositions of the United States to
bring about an honorable peace. I am
prepared to say that a demand will be
made for the Independence of Cuba, al
though I cannot give the terms, and the
language of this message is suggestive
rather than peremptory.
It is quite certain that no Spanish
ministry would dare to act upon the
suggestions which are to be made by
Minister Woodford except to reject
them. Nothing can exceed the hatred
of the Spanish people for the American
government. President McKinley's
message will be resented bitterly and
will stir the passionate Spaniards to
their depths. The Spanish government
seems to be fully aware of the gravity
of Mr. Woodford's message, and that is
the explanation of the rapid prepara
tions for war which Spain is making
and the examination of American coast
defenses by a Spanish spy. All those
who are in the confidence of the royal
government Just now. appreciate the
nature of the crisis that is approaching.
I am deterred from saying more out of
fear that I might compromise others.
Several More Cases of Yellow Fever Re
ported In the Sonth.
Washington, Sept. 14. Official dis
patches from the yellow fever towns in
the south to Surgeon General Wyman
make the situation more serious. Dr.
Guiteras, the government expert, re
ported a case of yellow fever at the City
hospital at Mobile, also a suspected
case, and added that he apprehended a
serious outbreak.
At the same time Surgeon Carter tele
graphed from Ocean Springs that four
cases of yellow fever appeared at Berk
ley, that there had been eight cases
known to be yellow fever and that two
exposed physicians were at Vancleave
and Scranton, practically under guard.
Surgeon Carter, who has been at
Ocean Springs, was ordered to go to
New Orleans to aid In inspection of out
going trains and steamboats, already
begun by Assistant Surgeon Norman.
Surgeon Wasdln, who has been at
Ocean Springs for some time, has been
taken ill. This information came from
Surgeon Murray, who did not state the
nature of the illness, but Dr. Wyman
supposes it to be yellow fever.
More Cases at New Orleans.
New Orleans, Sept. 14. The board of
health has issued the following bulletin:
"The board of health of the state of
Louisiana officially reports the status of
affairs in regard to the yellow fever in
New Orleans as follows: Besides the
seven cases already reported, three
positive cases of yellow fever have been
diagnosed by the members of the board
of experts.
Natchez Is Frightened.
Natchez, Miss., Sept. 14. The yellow
fever scare esulted in the calling of a
large mass meeting last night, at which
500 volunteer guards were called for and
enrolled to protect the town. There is
no sickness in the city.
Woodford Received by Queen Regent.
San Sebastian, Sept. 14. General
Stewart L. Woodford has presented his
credentials as envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary to the queen
regent, and next Saturday has been fix
ed for his first official interview with
the Duke of Tetuan, the Spanish min
ister of foreign affairs. Probably he
will then present his message from
President McKinley regarding the rela
tions of Spain and the United States
concerning Cuba.
The ceremony of presentation was not
as elaborate as is customary at the
Spanish court, for the reason that it oc
curred at S-an Sebastian instead of at
Madrid, as a special courtesy to the
United States.
General Woodford was not accom
panied by his staff. He wore a frock
coat instead a court dress when he
called on the queen, as did the retiring
minister, Mr. Hannis Taylor, who pre
sented his letters of recall half an hour
before the new minister was received
at the palace.
To Deal Tlgorously With Spain.
Washington, Sept. 14. It is now evi
dent that the government Is getting
ready to deal with Spain vigorously.
The board of officers of the naval in
telligence bureau has had a conference
', as to the scheme of naval operations to
' be adopted in case of a war with Spain.
A plan which was worked out in detail
some time ago was discussed, and after
a few alterations necessary to bring it
up to date this plan was approved.
At the first sign of actual war the pow
erful north Atlantic squadron will ren
dezvous within striking distance of Ha
vana, while the four naval reserve ships
of the America.n line the Paris, New
I York, St. Louis and St. Paul will re-
seive their armaments as cruisers and
will proceed to Spain to watch the op
erations of the Spanish fleet, track it
and warn the American naval com
manders in advance of its movements.
Killed on the Track.
Little Falls, N. Y., Sept. 14. Basquillo
Malbine, a section hand, was struck
and instantly killed by a West Shore
passenger train three miles east of this
city. He was working on the track and
did not see the train. He was 35 years
French Tradors Massacred In the Kongo.
Paris, Sept. 14. Mails which have ar
rived from the French Kongo bring
news of the massacre of a trading con-
i voy m canoes, Upper Kongo. The Pa
houn tribe on July 20 fell upon the con
voy near the town of Njole, on the Kon
go river, killing about 40 natives. The
two white men who were in command
are believed to have escaped.
Several Lives Lost and Mneh. Property
Destroyed by Storm.
Port Arthur, Tex., Sept. 14. A torna
do has worked terrible havoc in this lit
tle city. Five people are known to have
been killed, while many others were
The dead: Frank Albright, Kansas
Oity, employed by electrlo light com
pany; George Martin, bricklayer, resi
dence unknown; unknown man, aged
38; May Alnsworth, 13 years of age,
daughter of William Alnsworth; Infant
son of W. H. Johnson, blown from its
mother's arms and drowned.
The injured: Mrs. Roy Stafford, right
leg broken near hip; Roy Stafford, legs
badly bruised; little daughter of Staf
ford, seriously injured.
Many buildings were blown down, in
cluding the railroad roundhouse, where
May Ainsworth was killed.
From early morning the sky was
threatening, and a stiff gale blew. No
rain of consequence fell until 4 p. m.,
and then it was accompanied by a
heavy wind that Increased in intensity
until it reached the velocity of 80 mile3
an hour.
The bodies of the victims have been
sent to Beaumont for interment, no
cemetery having as yet been started
Advices from Winnie, Tex., say that
nearly all the houses there have been
blown down and torn away.
At Webb all of the barns and one
house were demolished and scattered
over the ' country. .
Nothing can be heard from Sabine
Pass, as all telegraphic c ommunl oatl dn
has been interrupted. A relief train rCTt
Beaumont for Port Arthur and Sabine
It Is known that much, destruction
was wrought at Sabine Pass, with proh
able loss of life. Everything possible
is being done to establish, communica
tion with, that place.
The following telegram, was received
from Beaumont at a late hourr "The re
lief train has just returned from, Sabine
Pass. It could not get nearer .than
eight miles from Sabine Pass. It Is re
ported that the new town is completely
gone. Nothing heard from the old town.
From reports things look bad ther."
Family Matters Aired Before' His
Honor This Morning.
Frank Stone, for durnkenness, was
given thirty days in jail fhis morning
in the police court
Thomas Glynn appeared this morn
ing with the worst pair of black eyea
ever seen in the court room. He said
that Jeremiah O'Rourke gave them to
him, because he owed him (Glynn)
rent, and refusing to pay he had
Sheriff Rigney notice him out.
O'Rourke pleaded guilty in self
defense. He said that Glynn not 6ndy
noticed him out, but turned off the
water and committed other offenses
about which he, O'Rourke, had con
sulted the prosecutor. jGlynn met him
last Thursday and attempted to as
sault him, when he thrashed him.
Judge Burpee, suspended sentence.
John J. Burns ought to profit by hta
narrow escape this morning. He is a
good workman and earns large pay
when he works, but he is a hara
drinker. His wife and her mother said
they asked- nothing from him, If ha
would remain away from them.
Burns said he always supported his
wife until a few weeks ago. Judge
Burpee believed the woman and sen
tenced Burns to thirty days in Jail for
non support. Burns then said that if
the sentence was carried out it would
be a hardship. He would lose bis po
sition and lots of money. Judge Bur
pee told him to be quiet. Mrs Burns
then spoke to Prosecutor Durant, . to
have the sentence revoked. She only
wanted him kept away from hr.
Judge Burpee said for the womans
sake he would revoke the sentence and
he cautioned Burns to keep away from
C .
A Carrier Pigeon, Thought to Be the Ex
plorer's, Picked Up In Indiana.
Logansport, Ind., Sept. 14. A carrier
pigeon, ' with a message signed "An
dree," has been captured here. The
writing is in English.
The bird was first seen to fly over a
small town called Idaville, near bene,
and was nert seen when it alighted oa
Farmer Weekwan's house in an. ex
hausted condition.
Its capture was easy, but in getting
the bird down tt was injured and die
soon after. Its right foot- bore an alu
minium band, on which was inscribe
"No. 21" and the letter "A." Under the
left wing was a parchment containing
some badly disfigured writing, "out of
which only the following could be read:
"August 29, pole," and the next was
erased.' Then came the signature, "An
dree." -
Noted Criminal ltscapes. i s . 1 -
Columbus, O., Sept. 14. The "Rev." V.
Or. B. Howard, famous as a swindler,
has escaped from the Ohio penitentiary,
to whioii he had been sentenced by tUe
united States court in Tennessee. He
had been allowed to go into the front
office, and he quietly walked away wliem
an opportunity offered. Howard was
convicted in Clarksville, Tenn., and sen
tenced for nine years and fined $1,200 cm
22 counts charging him with using- the
United States mails for fraudulent pur
poses. His specialty was swindling al
leged heirs to fabulous fortunes in Eng
land. One of the chief witnesses against
him was Robert Lincoln, former, min
ister to England. Howard has many
aliases and has imposed upon some of
the best known families of the south,
getting into the ministry, law and medi
cine. He is an Englishman, 45 years
old, and was convicted as Frederick
George Burgoyne Howard.
Willing to Accept Merry.
Managua, Nicaragua, Sept. 14. It is
asserted that several officials of the
Greater Republic of Central America
who were prominent in objecting to W.
L. Merry as United States minister to
the Greater Republic of Central Amer
ica are now loud in his praises and are
anxiously awaitine his arrival here.
lTonr People Drowned. '(
Waterloo, la., Sept. 14. The Rev.'
Scott Hyatt and wife. Royal McQueen
and Miss A. E. Tlbbetts were drowned
in the Cedar river at Waverly. The
party was on an excursion. j
A force of 1,000 Orakzais captured the
Sarhargarti police post, which was gal
lantly defended by 81 Sikhs.
The National Republican league of
fered its services to Senator Hanna to
aid in securing his re-election.
Both chambers e-f the Uruguayan
congress have ratified the terms of
peace made with the insurgents.
The Duchess of York is said to be
preparing to issue an appeal in behalf
of the Irish, who are threatened with
It has been ascertained that some one
dosed Elsie S with strychnine before
her recent race with Limerick at Gosh
en, N. T.
President McKinley returned to
Washington from Somerset, Pa., in
company with Mrs. McKinley and At
torney General McKenna.
William Fox was arrested in New
York, charged with having induced
Winnie Sheehan, a 19-year-old girl, to
take carbolic acid.
Loui Michel, the notorious French
anarchist, has announced her intention
to visit the United States in October.
The authorities in Washington may not
allow her to land.
Lady Randolph Churchill, her two
sisters and other ladies of London were
induced by Captain Cruikshank to in
vest $75,000 in ventures which are be
lieved to be fraudulent. - - - . -
The Question As to the Ownership of
the Atlantic Garden Saloon. .
'A very complicated case was argued;
by Attorneys Bronson and Russell be
fore Judge Burpee in the city court to-
day. The arguments were to deter
mine who owned the license at the At
lantic garden. Attorneys Russell and
Bronson both made statements of their
side of the case.
'Last May Coffey & Cullinan were the
proprietors of the Atlantic garden.
They sold out to John Finley of Rock
Vil'e. After the sale and before the
transfer of the license by the county
commissioners, an attachment was
placed on the business by Adolph.
Ganz of New York. On June 3," Attor
ney Bronson had Constable Carmody
place an attachment on the business
for Shepard & Co of Boston. Con
stable Carmody took the license and
placed it in his safe. Subsequently vue
license had been transferred to Finley
by the county commissioners. Simp- i
from Finley in good faith, knowing .
nothing about the legal squabbles. The (
license was taken by Constable Carr
mody' after they had entered into
possession of the premises. They re- .
fused to settle any bills and said they
would hold Finley responsible for
their loss. Attorney Russell took their
case and Constable O'Brien replevined
the license from Constable Carmody.
The latter had advertised the license
for sale and had placed the notice on
the sign post. At the expiration ot
the legal time he sold the license
which had been replevined by Con-
stable O'Brien at auction to a member',
of the firm of Shepard & Co. This
. U- !,,.,,,,,( -w,nfhar .nnlaniK
puiuuoaci uiuugub fwxaa
suit to recover the license from Con-'
stable O'Brien, These are the two re
plevin suits which will need disen-
tangling. j -
Failure of Codfish Catch.
St. Johns, N. F., Sept. 14. Advices from
Labrador confirm earlier reports of the
complete failure of the codnshery. Hun
dreds of vessels are returning, bringinc
accounts of exceptionally poor ftabinff
There is every reason to believe that
there will be widespread destitution
among the fishermen during the au
tumn and winter, which will be ag
gravated by the low prices now ruHng
in foreign markets.
Austria to Demand Indemnity.
Lcndon, Sept. 14. The correspondent
of The Daily Telegraph at Vienna, says
the Austrian government will demane
strict compensation In the case of all
the victims of the Harleton outrast
who are Austrian subject. .. j.
Special forecast for Connecticut;
Generally fair to-uight and Wednesday.
Colder Wednesday morning; northeast
erly winds.
Governor Cooke yesterday issued am
order admitting Joseph S. Dauphinas,
a deaf mute of Waterbury, to the
American School at Hartford for the
The Misses Josie ani Nellie Mauning
of Holyoke, have lef c for home after a
two weeks' vacation with Mr. and Mrs.
James Fitzgerald of Orange street.
William, 12 year old son of Airs
Foughton. while playing around the cars
near the Jsew England tracks fell and
cut his face fretty badly. Dr. Eusseii
put three stitches in the boy:s foiehead,
and dressed up the other wounds on his
f ac e. '
Fiiends of Attorney T. F. Carmodr
could not understand why he should
wear a rubber band around his wrist
and carry a bottle cf liniment with him
without giving any explanation. Iio
reason for tbis v as let out yestevd.-y
when it was r'iscovered that he h ;s been
"warming up" his ball team ia prepara
tion for "the coming conflict with t' e
doctors. It is rumored tl:a: evfry aft- r
noon recently he h s taken his nineu)
to the "Hotel do Poverty" and li: d
Sujit. MorMi bat flies to the:i As-M.
I.Ioran is aa expert hatter and coaches,
te doctors wiil probnbly feel..iggriovd
at this advautagc taken by - their rivals.

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