Newspaper Page Text
VOL. X. NO. 217. WATERBURY, CONN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. SPEHT 11 M FORTUNE ESTATE OF $12,000,000 VAXISHE 3 L TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. fin of tbe Rich Icon Kiug Inherited a Ttst Fortune, but Died a Poor Man. Xeft Only Debts Behind Him Friends Say He Could Hare Eeen President. Albany, Sept. 22. Before the munici pal board of assessors at city hall yes terday appeared a man who with diffi culty concealed his agitation, who spoke In a low voice. He was Parker Corning', ion of the late Erastus Corning, who was once king of the iron Industry in northern New York. Parker Corning had come to adjust In some way a tax imposed by the board of $31,000 worth of Albany City National bank stock which, it was sup posed, he owned free and unincum bered.. "I am ready to make affidavit," said lir. Corning, "that I do -iot possess holdings to that amount" the assessors joolced at him in speechless amazement "It will be simply impossible for me to pay tax upon any such amount." A blank on which to "swear off" the tax 'was handed to Mr. Corning. He filled it In; he went away. His own handwriting:, his own figures proved that Instead of holding 964 shares of the Itock of the bank of which his father was once the president and the prop the remnant of Erastus Coming's es tate owes $125,000 to various creditors. So in 25 years ?12,000,000 have disap peared; the money poured out by the Tnf Alhnnv find T? nsjQel a r Trnn and Steel company, the money coined by the Albany bank, the money bequeathed to Erastus Corning by his father late in the seventies. Old Erastus Corning, dying, left ierge holdings of bank stock in Albany Ind other towns and cities of the state, Immense tracts of timber land, great (umber interests in Michigan, a line of Iteamboats, the largest plant for the Boanufacture of iron east of the Sus uehanna and a big block of K"ew York Central railway stock, that railway whose engines move like a continuous hain of buckets, carrying wealth to the ITanderbilts. Left Estate Heavily Encumbered. Erastus Corning, the younger, dying, leaves an estate $125,000 in debt. It is extremely interesting to study the life of this younger Erastus Corn tig, lately dead. His friends called him I prince. He was a prodigal prince. He seemed to have no idea of the value If money except that it was made to ipend. That is the stranger, because tie was .not of mushroom birth. He tame of good old Revolutionary stock tnd, further back, of Puritan stock. He traced his ancestry to Samuel, better known as Ensign Corning, one f the first settlers in Massachusetts, whose name was enrolled on the records If Beverly in the Old Bay state as arly as 1641. His grandfather was Bliss Corning, a native of Preston, Conn., rho served in the Revolutionary war. This prodigal Erastus Corning was K-ell educated too. He studied at Col lege Hill, Poughkeepsie, and then at Union college, Schenectady. When he as 25 years old that is, In 1S52 he fcras admitted to the firm of Corning & Do. and also to the Albany Iron works. He was a good business man, but he lid not attend to business. Instead of keeping together the Corning millions Ind adding to them he scattered them lavishly. At his father's death, late in ine seventies, the entire estate ana an the personal property passed into the ands of the young Erastus. Then It was that his friends began to call him V prince. His expenditures would have ankrupted a prince. Thousands were scattered right and left, sometimes In a minute. Other Ihousands were lent and yet others giv m In charity. The Iron works founded by his father , Had been consolidated into one great lrm Under the younger Erastus Corn ing the iron business seemed to be go ing on as usual, when one day the price f Iron fell. Erastus Corning lost $3, 100,000. Not one penny of this huge sum Was ever recovered. Slight Have Been President. Erastus Corning was an amateur in politics. Those who knew his secrets leclared that although he was an ama . leur he might have been president of the United States. He was a Democrat He was only water commissioner and park commissioner of Albany, but in 1880 every Democrat in the state of New fork knew or knew of Erastus Corning. Bi purse was always at the service of is party. Now those who declare that he might Save been president of the United States base their assertion on the state ment that at the convention of 1881, the lonvention that nominated Grover Cleveland for governor of New York, there were more delegates pledged to Erastus Corning than any coalition of ther delegates could have overcome. Erastus Corning indeed was slated for !he nomination of governor. Up to the last moment, his friends say, he was letermined to accept the nomination. He decided at the last moment not to lake it. Grover Cleveland was nominated. There was a tidal wave that year. Cleveland was swept into the govern ir's chair, and the force of his own po Itlcal Impetus landed him afterward in Ihe White House. If Grover Cleveland, rhy not Erastus Corning? " The men who tell these political se irets say, too, that Erastus Corning re vised the nomination for governor be sause he loved his ease. Politics cost iim hundreds of thousands of dollars; lut, like his other investments, he had io return from this money. Perhaps he ( lid not wish it. To have gone practical y Into politics, to nave been more a po litical fancier, might have interfered With Mr. Coming's other pleasures and imusements. Erastus Corning died on Aug. 29 last intestate. His son Parker was appoint ed administrator of his estate of an estate that (lid not exist. . Just txfnr Mr.' Corning's death his splendid ' house jn State street was sold to a hotel com pany for $60,000. When the payments were made, Mr. Corning received $10, 500; those who held mortgages on the teeuse $50,000. Directly tXs house wan ' BnTrl Yta rot-fro n la r, rA i ae remained In seclusion until death came to him. Thus can $12,000,000 he easily spent in 25 years. TREATY APPROVED. Hawaiian Senate TTnaniraonsly Favors An nexation to United States. San Francisco, Sept. 22. The steamer Peking, just arrived and In quarantine, from Hawaii, brings the news that on Sept. 10 the Hawaiian senate, by a unanimous vote, ratified the treaty of annexation with the United States. 1 PLAHSJEHGEAKCE WIDOW OF DR RIZAL SEEKS TO . AVENGE HER HUSBAND. The Position of Japan. Washington, Sept. 22. The Japanese minister, in an interview, replies to the criticisms which have been made of the conditions attached by his government to its acceptance of the proposal to ar bitrate existing differences with Ha waii. There appears, in his opinion, to be an effort to produce in this country the Impression that Japan Is not willing- to arbitrate and has consequently imposed conditions which Hawaii can not accept. Nothing, he asserts, can be further from tiie truth. The Japa nese government is perfectly willing fully and freely to submit to arbitra tion every point in dispute with Ha waii which can be fairly considered a proper subject for such a method of settlement. This action on the part of the Japa nese government cannot, Mr. Hoshi be lieves, be fairly said to restrict unduly the scope of the arbitration. On the contrary, it will facilitate arbitration by enabling the case to be tried on its merits without the intrusion of ex traneous matters, the consideration of which can only lead to complications and delay. The Japanese government is earnestly desirous that the questions at issue shall be definitely settled, and while it believes that the justice of Its demands is too apparent to render ar bitration absolutely necessary it has, in a spirit of conciliation, agreed to the suggestion of Hawaii, subject only to certain necessary reservations, solely with the object of reaching such a set tlement as speedily as possible. To charge, therefore, that the Japanese government is seeking to delay a final adjudication of its differences with Ha waii by imposing difficulties implies, in Mr. Hoshi's opinion, a grave injustice to Japan as well as a total misappre hension of the real situation. The only question at issue, he says, is whether or not the Hawaiian govern ment had the right, in accordance with law and the stipulations of compacts whose binding force both parties have hitherto recognized, to exclude the Jap anese subjects whose grievances fur nish the foundation for the claims now made. Nothing that Japan has done, the minister asserts, is calculated to Interfere in the least with the scope of the arbitration on this point or to abridge or restrict the ability of an im partial arbitrator to reach a conclusive decision. This, Mr. Hoshi adds, is only the expression of his personal opinion, but he feels certain that it will be sus tained by the facts. ITow at Work In Philadelphia Organizing an Expedition to Assist Philippine Pa triots In the War Against Spain Alli ance to Be Formed With Cnban Junta. Philadelphia, Sept. 22. Philadelphia is harboring unawares a woman for whose capture Spain would pay a heavy reward. She is a native of the Philip pine Islands, whose courage and brav ery In behalf of the insurgent cause has j resulted In the formation of a big expe ! dition of arms, ammunition and men, now on the way to Japan, where the filibustering crew will be made up, and will within two months, sail for the islands. Marina Comenol OrjDi Hozae Rizal is j'the widow of Dr. Hozae Ftlza.1, wrio was executed by General Polavieja on Dec. 6, 1896. Dr. Hizal was the acknowl edged leader of the revolution, which had been smoldering since 1S91. As VDR. HUNTER VINDICATED. The Kentucky Politician Charged With Bribery Is Acquitted. Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 22. After being out only a short time the jury returned a verdict of "not guilty" in the bribery cases of Dr. W. Godfrey Hunter, ex Congressman Wilson and Mr. Franks. There were quiet demonstrations of-ap-proval in the courtroom, and congratu lations poured in on Dr. Hunter and Messrs. Wilson and Frank. Although Gaines and Tanner were also acquitted, the verdict is in direct conflict with their testimony. The defendants were Republicans, and all of the jurors were Democrats. Senator Deboe, who was here attend ing the trial, said to a reporter that he has the assurance of President McKin ley that Dr. Hunter will be appointed minister to Guatemala, and now that Hunter is vindicated, his appointment will be made very soon. Deboe and Hunter will go to Wash ington in a few days. Senator Deboe will make a number of speeches In the state this fall. To Use Reindeer as Horses. Washing-ton, Sept. 22. Secretary Bliss of the department of the interior has instructed the commissioner of educa tion to have the reindeer now at Tell er Station, Alaska, which hr.ve been broken to work, forwarded to St. Mi chaels, to be held there for use in for warding supplies to the Klondike coun try in case of emergency. There are about 80 of the deer, which it is be lieved by the administration can be utilized in this way, and the opinion prevails that they would be much more useful than dogs, because they travel more rapidly, draw more and can live on the little forage the country pro duces. The secretary says that each reindeer will carry about 300 pounds and will travel 100 miles a day. They are to be sent to St. Michaels in pref erence to other places because of the available stores at that point. MRS. RIZAL. the president of Manilla university he was honored by the residents of the Islands. I Marina Comenol Orbi had been a stu dent in the university. An attachment had sprung up, and on Dec. 4 the girl went into the thick of the battle to meet her lover, and they were married, with a band of revolutionists as the only witnesses. The bride returned to Manilla, and two days later the young husband was captured. The Spanish general visited the pris oner and offered him life, liberty and passports for himself and wife if he would persuade the insurgents to yield. Rizal refused to- buy his freedom at such a price, and he was shot to death by the Spaniards. Mrs. Rizal went to Japan and there found sympathy and encouragement Through her arms and supplies were sent to the insurgents in the Philip- ! pines. Here on a Secret Miasien. Mrs. Rizal is now stopping in the northwestern part of this city, the guest of a famiry thoroughly in sym pathy with her cause. Many cases of arms and ammunition have been ship ped to Canada, whence they will be sent to Japan. A well known arms manui facturlng establishment is said to have sent thousands of rifles and is at work completing more for the same purpose. A band of recruits will be sent from America as Boon as they can be col lected. The work has all been done so shrewdly and cleverly that the pres ence of Mrs. Rizal in this city has been known only to two or three of her most trusted friends. She has been here a month, and not an idle moment has been spent. One of the most important steps yet taken by the Philippine insurgents has been their resolution to Join forces with Cuba for mutual interests. It is said Mrs. Rizal has been mainly instru mental in drawing up an agreement by which the Cuban junta and the Philip pine patriots will act in unison. She has been in consultation with the most Influential Cubans, and the result will likely be a bond which will mean much for their advancement. Mrs. Rizal will go from here to Japan, md it is her intention to head the troops in person when she returns to the is lands. The expedition which Mrs. Rizal will soon lead is the first organized in the United States, but a permanent organi zation has been formed, which will act in accord with the Cuban junta, for supplying troops and war munitions to the forces in the field. Salvation Army Colonists Located, Denver, Sept. 22. The Arkansas val ley has been selected as the place where hundreds of families from the cities of the United States will be lo cated on farms of their own and be come self supporting. Adjutant M. J. Ferrie, attorney and general counsel, is in Denver. After a trip through the valley he said: "My visit was very sat isfactory, and I think the country something grand the veritable para dise of America. I think we will need about 6.000 acres, and we expect to lo cate .000 families on it." Spain Has Sent 187,999 Men to Cuba. Madrid, Sept. 22. An official state ment shows that between November, 1895, and May, 1897, the Spanish govern ment sent to Cuba 181,738 soldiers, 6,261 officers, of whom 40 were generals; 542 guns, 320,406 kilograms of powder, 92, 088,670 cartridges, 16,712 ewords, 91 can nons, 12 mitrailleuses and 29,500 shells. Since the outbreak of the rebellion in the Phillipines the government has sent 27,760 soldiers, 831 officers, of whom 9 were generals; 43,100 guns, 24 cannons, 24,910 kilograms of powder, 21,726,5S5 cartridges and 30,604 shells. A Veteran Ends His Iiife. Baltimore, Sept. 22. William Howard, aged 6S years, a veteran of the Mexican and civil ware, committed suicide at his residence, SSI Ramsey street, by firing a bullet into his right temple. Mental derangement is Eiven u the cuue. No Ultimatum Presented. London, Sept. 22. The Times' corre spondent at Paris says: "An official tel egram from Madrid asserts that the declarations imputed to United States Minister Woodford during his interview with the Duke of "etuan are officially denied. General Woodford formulated no ultimatum. On the contrary, the conversation was extremely cordial and passed off to the entire satisfaction of both parties." Tfew Tork College's New Professors. New York, Sept. 22. The trustees of the College of the City of New York an nounce the appointments of Dr. Carle ton l-i. Brouson, formerly of the Amer ican School of Classics at Athens and later instructor of Latin at Yale, as professor of Greek at a salary of $2,200, and Joseph Allen, formerly instructor of mathematics at Cornell, at a salary t ,t1 inn, HELLENES IXDIGXANT. Greece May Yet Reject the Treaty End ing the War With Turkey. Athens, Sept. 22. The political situa tion arising out of the conditions of the peace convention is serious. M. Delyannis, former premier and leader of the dominant party numer ically in the boule, asserts that if the proposed schem of foreign control Bhould prove to Imply an interference with the sovereign rights of the state he would not hesitate to advise the chamber to reject the treaty. The tone of the press continues indig nant. The Asty and The Akropolis de clare it "the most iniquitous document of modern times." Many are preparing to demonstrate against e treaty. jlere and in the provinJ!s mass meet ings are being arranged to protest, and there is reason to believe that the chamber will refuse to accept the treaty. M. Delyannis even declares the ques tion so grave that only the national as sembly is competent to swear away the sovereign rlgTits of the stats.. The king also is said t be very bilir over the terms. The people object not to foreign control, but to control by bankers' and bondholders' committees, whose terms must be accepted ere Thessaly -will be evacuated. Despite the severe strain upon the country recently, if the king had issued an appeal to the nation for a subscrip tion and headed the list himself with a half dozen millions of drachmas there is no doubt that a sum sufficient to pay the war indemnity would be col lected, and thus all the complicated pro visions of the financial control clause would fall to the ground. Ratified by Abdul Ham Id. Constantinople, Sept. 22. The prelim inary treaty of peace between Turkey and Greece, which was signed on Sat urday by the representatives of the sul tan and of the powers, has been ratified by the sultan. THE TIN BOX GAME. Swindlers Rob a Guileless New England Parmer of SS.OOO. Brockton, Mass., Sept. 22. It has been learned that Martin Wood, a Bridge water farmer, 70 years of age, has been swindled out of $6,000. A would be land purchaser called at his home and asked to be shown over a piece of property near by. They met a tramp on the road, who claimed to have recently fallen into a large inherit ance, and eventually a game of three card monte was proposed. The farmer won $5,000, being staked by the man with him, who had first "won" a like amount from the wanderer. The farm er was induced to put up $5,000 as a guarantee -of good faith. He drew it from the National bank at Middleboro. It was put into a tin box with the sther money and given to him. He irove home. The land prospector, who was to join him after doing a little busi ness in Middleboro, never came back. Mr. Wood found that the box contained three stones and a warning to keep the matter quiet. No trace of the swindlers has as yet been secured. Stoclc Exchange to Appeal. Kansas City, Sept. 22. The decision of Judge Foster in Topeka, declaring the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange a trust and ordering it dissolved, as re ported in these dispatches yesterday, will not stand if appeal to the United States supreme court can overthrow it. The Exchange has applied for a stay of execution pending an appeal, and Judge Foster granted it, ordering, how ever, that the Exchange give bond 'to indemnify any person who may suffer by reason of its continuing in business. Some of the officers and members of the Exchange declare that if the order is sustained in the higher courts it may cause the destruction of every other Exchange in the United States, includ ing grain, hay and all other commer cial bodies combined for the purpose of facilitating trade and commerce, as they are all governed by the same prin ciples. Pleads Guilty, but Says He Is Innocent. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 22. Eugene Moore, ex-state auditor of public accounts, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds to the extent of $230,320, but insists that under the statutes he has committed no crime. Moore's contention is that the money, which consisted of insurance fees, should under the law have been paid to the state treasurer instead of to himself and that he is responsible only to insurance companies, by which the money was paid. His action was due to an understanding between attorneys for the prosecution and the defense, and the case will go to the supreme court whatever the decision of the lower court may be.. COAL BREAKER BURNED, MANY THINK IT WAS FIRED BY STRIKING MINERS. Preliminary Hearing of Martin and HU Posse at Wilkesbarre on the Charge ol Killing Twenty-four Strikers Held la 84,000 Ball Each. Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 22. The Evans breaker of A. S. Van Wickle & Co.. operated by Kennedy & Warner at Beaver Meadow, four miles from here, has been burned to the ground. The operators are convinced that it was in cendiary. The loss will be about $50,000 The breaker has been idle since noon last Tuesday on account of a lack ol water. Tapping for water was to have begun today, and the breaker would have resumed work immediately. About 50 men were'employed in tie breaker and several hundred in the mines con nected with it. All these men have been working continuously since the Lattl mer shooting. Mr. Warner declares thai they had no grievances. There Is a well founded theory that women had a hand in the fire, as one was heard to say: "If we can't get the men out, we'll fix it so that they can't get in." General Gobin, when interviewed re garding the fire, said: "If they are beginning to apply the torch, they are doing the very thing that will prevent them from working or obtaining the redress they are ask ing." . General Gobin made the revelatior that he had been in receipt of an anon ymous letter warning him that the breakers would be burned. He ignored them because they were anonymous. THE SHERIFFS IN COURT. Dynamite Destroys a Palace. Madrid, Sept. 22. According to tele grams from Orense, capital of the province of the same name, on the river Minho, the palace of the Marquis of Lois has been destroyed by a dynamite bomb. The outrage was perpetrated during the absence of the family, and no one was injured. Suicide at Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls, Sept. 22. Mrs. Eliza beth McRoberts, 65 years old, residing at 420 Perry street, Buffalo, committed suicide by jumping into the Niagara river a short distance above Prospect point. Her body went over the falls almost immediately after she struck the water. A Poor Woman's Good Fortune. London, Sept. 22. A poor woman named Stanbury, who is housekeeper at an inn at Meltham Moor, Yorkshire, has just learned that she has succeeded to .t. fortune of $360,000, left by her uncle, Charles Thompson, late of New York. Martin and His Deputies Each Held In 84,000 Ball Por Further Appearance. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 22. Sherifl Martin and his 64 deputies have beer, given a preliminary hearing before the court, charged with the killing of 24 striking miners near Lattimer on Fri day, Sept. 10. The deputies were brought up from Hazleton under military es cort. A large crowd met them at the depot, but they proceeded unmolested to the courthouse. ' Judges Lynch and Bennett presided. Judge Lynch announced that the judges would sit as justices of the peace tc hear testimony in the case. John M. Garman opened for the pros ecution and stated that he was employ ed to investigate the Roofing at Latti mer and inquire If tha sheriff and his deputies were Justified in killing 24 men. He began by referring to Gener ah Gobin, who refused to allow the dep uties to be arrested when warrants were Issued ten days ago. He also re ferred to Coroner McGee being a majoi in the Ninth regiment and to his man ner of procedure in the arrest of the deputies and tc his bringing them here surrounded by the military com pany with guns and bayonets. Mr. Garman then made a motion ask ing that the warrants of Squire Gorman be given the preference and that the deputies he remanded to the regular of ficers of the law. Judge Lynch replied that the judges Aid not act hastily, but issued the war rant after due deliberation. The judge said that this hearing has nothing to do with the conduct of General Gobin. The court said the witnesses who were not present should be brought in and that the hearing could be proceeded with with such witnesses as were present. Attor neys Garman and McGahren then noti fied the court that they would withdraw from the case. District Attorney C. H. Fell then took charge. Sheriff Martin was seated at the defendants' table surrounded by three lawyers. John Walsh of Hazle township was the first witness. He said he saw the strikers corfting and went out to meet them and to see what would happen. Some of the men carried clubs. Wit ness told them to throw away their clubs, and they did so. Walsh said he got on a car and started for Lattimer. He heard one of the deputies, named Turnback, say, "I don't know what the sheriff means by taking us around like this without ordering us to shoot." He said the deputies got off the car' near Lattimer. The strikers came up, and witness saw Deputy Hess grab one of the strikers and cry "Halt!" There was a scuffle, and some one cried "Fire!" There was one shot, then another and then a volley. The deputies kept on shooting as the men ran away. He said the firing lasted about five minutes. Johnathan Lichensberger, a Hazleton contractor, was the next witness. He said - he was standing about 150 yards from the strikers when the trouble be gan. He saw Sheriff Martin approach the men. The sheriff had a paper in his hand, which he read. After reading the proclamation he ordered the crowd to go back. Then they had a scuffle with him. He drew his revolver, but some one grabbed his wrist and held up his ; hand so that he could not do anything Then the shooting began. Charles Gussrot, a schoolteacher oi Lattimer, testified to seeing Sheriff Martin scuffling with the deputies. His testimony was much the same as the preceding witnesses. At the conclusion of Gussrot's testi mony the judges, after a consultation with District Attorney Fell, held all the deputies in $4,000 each until the hearing is concluded. Joseph A. Sinn, trust officer of the City Trust Safe Deposit and Surety company of Philadelphia, qualified as bondsman in the sum of $256,000. Kaltimore Democrats' Choice For Mayor. Baltimore, Sept. 22. Henry Wil liams was nominated for mayor on the first ballot by the Democratic city con vention held here. The Monterey at Frisco. San Francisco, Sept. 22. The United States coast defense vessel M-onterey has arrived here, and she is now an chored in the stream off Folsom street. While the naval authorities decline ei ther to deny or confirm the report that she went ashore at Point Arena they state that she anchored oft the point In order to avoid the danger of proceed ing in an unusually heavy fog. THE YELLOW FEVER. Burgeon General Wy man's Report on the Situation In the Booth. Washington, Sept. 22. Surgeon Gen eral Wyman of the Marine hospital bu reau makes the following statement of the yellow fever situation in the va rious stricken cities: "Total yellow fever cases officially re ported as follows: Mobile, to Bept. 19, 18; Sept. 20, 1; Cairo, Sept. 19, 2; Sept. 80, 2; New Orleans, to Sept. 19, 39; Sept. W, 18 (9 of these 18 previously existing, but reported on the 20th); Barkley, Miss., to Sept. 18, 10; Biloxi, to Sept. 19. 22; Edwards, to Sept. 19, 16; Sept. 20, 2; Ocean Springs, to Sept. 18, 11; Pasca goula, to Sept. 19, 1; Scranton, to Sept. 19, 2; Sept. 20, 15; Perkinston, to Sept. 10, 1." Nine Store New Orleans Cases. New Orleans, Sept. 22. The following Is the daily official bulletin of the board of health: During the 24 hours ending at 6 o'clock last night there were: Positive oases of yellow fever, 9; suspicious cases under investigation, 3; deaths, none. Total cases yellow fever to date, 67; total deaths from yellow fever to date, 6. The majority of cases under treat ment are reported as doing well. Near ly all the lirst cases have recovered. Among the new cases are R. F. Rey nolds, general freight agent of the Illi nois Central. Mrs. Wimberly, wife of the candidate for collector of the port, now in Washington, is among the sus picious cases. More Cases at Cairo. Cairo, Ills.. Sept. 22. Dr. Guiteras has diagnosed two more cases of illness here as yellow fever, John Miller, at St. Ma ry's infirmary, and M. Stevenson of the dredgeboat Alpha, at East Cairo, Ky. Local physicians claim the cases are only swamp fever, and the people re fuse to believe the yellow fever is here. Youthful Klondikers. Boston, Sept. 22. Two Worcester boys, Murdosk McKenzie, aged 18, and Har vey Burnett, aged 17, have been arrest ed here and are being held by the po lice until something Is heard from their parents, from whom it is supposed they have run away. Wlren they were ar rested, they were trying to find a steamer bound for the Klondike, with the intention of shipping on it. Each carried a heavy valise, in which wr.s a supply of clothing and supplies. Death of Solicitor Faiaon. Wilmington, N. C. Sept. 22. Hon. Walter E. Faison, solicitor of the state department at Washington, died this morning at 1:25 o'clock at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. J. E. Mathews, this CHy, aged 42 years. Shooting Affair In New York State. Hornellsvllle, N. Y., Sept. 22. Henry Cadogan, a well known railway man, shot and seriously injured a man named Bedell, a noted Republican politician, In this city last night. Three shots were fired, all of which took effect in Bedell's body. Cadogan has been arrested. Be dell will probably recover. The shoot ing occurred after a quarrel about a woman. Georgia Tillage Destroyed. Albany, Ga., Sept. 22. Almost the en tire business- portion of the town of Arlington has been swept away by Are. The fire originated in a restaurant and spread rapidly, and within two hours seven stores vere standing out of a to tal of about 30. The total loss will be about $75,000. May Be Another Andree Pigeon. Winnipeg, Sept. 22. A carrier pigeon carrying a tag bearing the inscription 'A. and 5," has arrived at the loft of G. Andrews, at Armstrongs Point. Mr. Andrews supposes he has In his posses sion one of Andree's pigeons. The bird is of much superior quality to the car riers In Mr. Andrews' loft. Accidentally Killed His Stepchild. Buffalo, Sept. 22. Stanislaus Sokolik fired a rifle at a rat which ran across his yard. The bullet from the rifle struck his 14-year-old stepdaughter, Anna Kosmider, in the neck. The girl died soon after. The coroner investi gated the case and decided that the killing of the girl was purely accidental. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. President McKinley appointed Francis H. Wilson postmaster of Brooklyn. Great Britain made a treaty with the mahdi, which ends the troubles in the Sudan. Queen Wilhelmina was present for the first time at the opening of the states general of The Netherlands. William Gantz of 1014 Fulton street, Brooklyn, jumped from the Brooklyn bridge and escaped with very slight in juries. Lieutenant R. G. Hill, U. S. A., fren zied by fear of rabies, attempted sui cide by throwing himself from a mov ing train near Williamsport, Pa Republican primaries held in Kings county, N. Y., resulted in a victory for the regular organization over the oppo sition led by Jacob Worth, the organ ization getting 110 of the 132 delegates. Miss Florence B. Harmon, a sister of former Attorney General Harmon, who was arrested in New York on theCharge of stealing a diamond ring, was releas ed on bail. It is believed that she is de mented. The daughtene of Jason Rogers, the millionaire locomotive builder of Pater son, N. J., who died in 1S6S, accuse their brother, Thomas Rogers, and Wil liam Cauldwell, as trustees, of misap plying $213,480 of the inventor's estate and ask restitution. Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British embassador, it is said, will lay some propositions from his government be fore Secretary Sherman on his return to Washington which it is desired to have Incorporated in the arbitration treaty now under contemplation. THE SENATE OF THE ISLANDS RATIFIES THE TREATY Mass Meeting of Annexationists to be . Held They Want Independence and tioou uovernmeni, ana one Plank of the Party is For Annexation. First, , Last and All the Time. San Francisco, Sept 22. The steamer City of Peking, which arrived in port -last evening and was at once placed in quarantine, brought advices from the Hawaiian Islands up to and includ ing the 14th. The senate convened on September 8, but owing to the death of ex-Senator G. Rhodes-, president of the ' legislature, adjourned until the follow- ing day. . The session of the ninth, lasted less than two hours, but ia that time tbe -annexation treaty was presented and ratified without a dissenting . rote., 1 " Commenting upon the unprecedented vote of the upper chamber, the Iuso newspaper, organ of the Portuguese residents, September 13, said: "The senate of the republic of Hawaii ' uas unanimously raunea tne conven tion which cedes Hawaii to the United States, not only with all mercantile property with doubtful title," but also i tying up privileges which about 5,000 -; voters of the Portuguese colony enjoy . and have enjoyed, and which can only be recovered if the congress of the United States, from a sense of Justice : an equity, shall concede to us . the ... privilege to which we have a right." The session was closed on the tenth, . : to be convened acrain n oxt March f tl regular session. , Despite the action of the senate, the opponents of annexation are continu ing their fight, and the leaders of the : movement express the utmost confl- i ! r r i in T t f i r- nhilitv trt rifafctflt H nnAT. ation. '. . ' iJCluio I u - l n 1 1 1 icii, at uhii UM4 .. been issued for a mass meeting to be held on the 18th and the indications t were that it would be one of the largest v- evpr hp.ld in the Islands. Some of the annexationists hoped , to be able to have Senator Morgan ad,i dress the meeting with the object o : changing the sentiment of the natives, but there was little likelihood of their, , plan meeting witto' success. The steamship Australia, having otk.' board United States Senator John T i. Morgan of Alabama and Congressmanr A. S. Berry, J. G. Cannon, H. C. Lou nnd T A TVi -rwm LlT OOT-1vaA If. ' -J Honolulu on the 14th. They were'ao- corded a warm welcome. Sentol," 1UL gall BWAJM t-AiJ vvwwmy Jl f well and . was in excellent healtH.'V K The foliowing translation of an ,i'iyrls'i cle published in. the Iuso, the organ the Portuguese residents, shows the v alarm with which that section of the population regards annexation: 'lf perchance the annexation should be ; consummated, which we doubt, . the Portuguese colony as a political factor ceases to exist, because in the foretRt j. press both here and in the United. ' States it has been indicated with But-' ficient clearness that they fear the In-- . fluence of the Portuguese vote in Case v this privilege should be conceded to v them. v "Independence and a good govern ment of Hawaii means prosperity f or the colony, but annexation without the privilege which we speak of me&aa ruin." . The delegates who were chosen to,, the American union party convention have completed their platform, which was to be presented for adoption at the convention to be held on the evening, of the 15th. The platform as arranged was short and applied solely to island affairs. One of the planks pledged the ' party to annexation, first, last and all the time. , T. M. B. Murray has called for a meeting of the American league on the 114 th. It was the purpose to reorgan ize the league." Mr Murry has an nounced his determination to retire from the presidency. . ; FIRE DOES MUCH DAMAGE. Some Valuable Property Destroyed1 In Ohio. Toungstown, O., Sept 22. The works of the Youngstown Bridge company were destroyed by fire at 5 o'clock this morning. The loss ia estimated at $1000,000; partially covered by insur ance. Two hundred hands are throws out of employment. ; ALLEGED ANARCHIST LIBERATED Madrid, Sept 22. The supreme court has annulled the sentence of forty years imprisonment, imposed upon Barrill, the supposed anarchist, who on Sep tember 3, at Barcelona, attempted to assassinate Chief of Police Portus and . Assistant Chief Toixidor, as they were leaving the circus. The action of the supreme court is taken on the ground that it has not been proved that Barrill is an anarchist. KIDNAPPERS SENTENCED. Albany, N. Y., Sept 22. Henry O. .. Blake and Joseph M. Hardy, the con federates of Albert S. Warner in the kidnapping o little Johnny Conway pleaded guiltMy in court to-day and each was sentenced to fourteen years and four months at hard labor. ' EVERETT B. WILLIS GUILTY. ' Boston, Mass, Sept 22. Everett B. Willis, who made such a daring at tempt to rescue his brother, Herbert, from the Charlestown penitentiary, was found guilty on two counts to-day, for attempt to murder Alajah S. Darl ing and James L. Ahbott.