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VOL. X. NO. 285.
33er Name is Miss Esther Lyons She
, is Now in New York and Describes
Her Experiences on a Journey Last
Summer Through the New Gold
- HEW rOKK, Nov. S. The first white
Aroman who successfully braved the
perils of the Chilkat pass, entered the
heart of the Klondike region, pegged
out claims, panned gold and returned
o civilization Is In this city. I
Miss Esther Lyons was an actress
vrho had attained some fame as a hero
ine, of melodrama, having acted only a
lew years ago at Palmer's theater, in
this city. She is of an adventurous na
ture - and in 1894 made a tour through
British Columbia With a theatrical
With a small party she then started
from Juneau, made the trip up the
Canal to Dyea, crossed Chilkat pass.
Bailed up to the lakes to Forty Mile
, City and, making the descent of the
Yukon, returned to Sitka by sea. This
jras all done for pleasure.
There had been no phenomenal finds
of gold at that time, but when Miss
Lyons heard the wonderful news from
the Klondike, through which she had
passed three years before, she deter
mined to make the journey again, and
accordingly she started from Juneau
last summer.
In speaking of her experiences, Miss
Lyons said: '
"All this talk about the dangers of
the Chilkat pass I cannot understand.
Sly experience tells me there is little
danger, and it is Impossible for a prop
erly constituted party to lose its way.
iThe terrible chasms which have been so
often described exist only in the imagi
nation of a certain class of sensational
"We built two rafts at the foot of
Lake Lindeman,' and while these were
building I had some' excellent sport
bunting and shooting. - One of these
tafts carried our baggage, and on the
. other we had a most delightful journey
,p the lakes to Fort Selkirk, at the
' Junction of the Tukon river."
Miss Lyons described trading epi
sodes with the Indians, who claim that
they are "just the same as Boston
wen," and showed articles of dress
made by them from the fur of the red
"It was a strange sight," continued
SJiss Lyons, "to see the little Indian
children shaking gold nuggets in old
tomato cans, or rolling them about like
marbles. ' ;
, "To use a common phrase, there cati
be no doubt that there is 'gold to burn'
out there, and any man physically able
to stand the Alaskan winter, with the
thermometer ranging from zero to 80 ;
degrees below, is reasonably sure to j
make a good stake inside of three years '
and has a fair chance of making riches '
beyond the wildest Imagination. ;
"I myself did a lot of prospecting and '
panning, and I never failed to get good .
results. At no time did we suffer for
want of good food, and I am of the
opinion that the reports of prospective
famine are greatly exaggerated."
Miss Esther Lyons is about 27 years ,
Id. She has twice made the entire trip .
through the Chilkat pass to Klondike j
and back by the Tukon river, and she j
ays that she will do it again next j
An Alaska Steamship Line.
. Philadelphia; Nov. b. The first
line of first class steamships to the
Klondike has been organized in this
eity, with Charles H. Cramp . of the
shipbuilding firm of that name as pres
ident. There will be five vessels in all,
and the first will start in April next,
clearing from New York or Philadel
phia and stopping at San Francisco,
Seattle and Tacoma. Each of these
hips will accommodate about 400 first
class passengers and several hundred
second class. They will make connec
tions with railroads on the Pacific and
(with transportaion boats in the region,
While for the accommodation of passen
ger from abroad arrangements will be
made with the American line, so that a
gold seeker from the other side may buy
a. through, ticket from Southampton to
: tawson Oity. These vessels will arrive
In Alaska at the opening of navigation
on the Tukon and will continue to give
Weekly service between ttje Pacific ports
And the Klondike. Each vessel will
carry 2,00 tons of freight. J. H. Hoad
ley of New Tork Is first vice president
of the new company, which has offices
In New Terk, Philadelphia and Chica
go an& la about opening others in San
' Francisco, Seattle and Tacoma.
The Crozer Case Again.
. TRENTON, Nov. 6. It was learned
: last night that the Mercer county grand
Jury has found a bill of indictment for
embezzlement against Peter W. Crozer,
the secretary and treasurer of the Me
chanics' and the Mercer Mutual Build
Ins and Loan associations. Crozer's as
signees nave brought suit for $12,000
against John N. Lindsay, president of
Cite two building and loan associations.
The suit is brought on notes given by
Undaay to Crozer. Lindsay denies that
tie owes Crozer anything.
The Armonr Case Fostponed.
ALBANY, Nov. 5. The second hear
ing before Referee Waltz in the suits
Involving several million dollars
brought against Armour & Co. by the
tate for sale of oleomargarine in this
tate was scheduled for yesterday in
this city, but at the request of the at
torney engaged in the case it was ad
journed to some date wliich will be
agreeable to them.
KUcr Found Dead In Hallway.
' NEW TORK, Nov. 6. Joseph Walsh,
tS years old, an eccentric character, Ilv
Inm to penury and yet possessed of
thousands of dollars, was found dead
yesterday in the hall of the building
17 East Ninety-ninth street, where for
the last U year he and his daughter
Mary M year lu, wutujjieii im
Bviaonos by an ex-Employee of the Cen
tral as to the Roadbed.
COLD SPRING, N. T., Nov. 5. The
second session of the coroner's inquest
into the cause of the death of the vic
tims of the disaster on the New Tork
Central railroad near Garrisons on
Sunday, Oct. 24, was held in the town
hall here last night. The most Impor
tant testimony, as tending to show what
caused the embankment to collapse and
the train to plunge into the river, was
given by Michael Clare, a former sec
tion master.
Clare testified that the retaining wall
had fallen before and that the road
bed had given him considerable trouble,
as sometimes the outer rails would sink
below the surface line three or foui
inches. His testimony was corroborated
to some extent by two former section
hands who had worked under him.
The only incident of the inquest that
bordered on the sensational was the
refusal of Coroner William T. Wood,
on the advice of District Attorney J.
Bennett Southard, to permit counsel foi
the New Tork Central railroad to take
any part in the proceedings. After Mi
chael Clare had made his statement as
to the condition of the roadbed at the
time that he had charge of it D. W.
Tears of New Tork, who, with Robert
F. Wilkinson of Poughkeepsie, repre
sented the railroad company, wanted to
cross examine Clare for the purpose oi
showing that he was discharged by the
company for inebriety, but the district
attorney interposed an objection, and
the coroner stated that the railroad
company's counsel would not be allow
ed to either question witnesses or to
call witnesses to testify.
The inquest was adjourned to Nov.
12 at 7:30 p. m.
He's Talcing; a ZOBg Sleep.
EASTON, Mass., Nov. 5. A case
which is causing much perplexity to the
members of the medical fraternity is
that of Augustus Hansen, a son of
Oliver Hansen, who resides in South
Easton. -Last Sunday evening Hansen,
who is 18 years of age, retired at 10
o'clock. When his brother went into
the room at midnight, Augustus was
lying on the bed, apparently asleep, with j
his clothes on. Thinking that Augustus
had accidentally fallen asleep, his
brother attempted to awaken him, but
was unable to do so. Mr. Hansen was
called and made an effort to revive his
son, but without avail. Dr. Elcock was
then summoned, but he was unable to
restore the young man to consciousness.
Since then young Hansen has been in a
dormant condition. Wednesday""" he
opened his eyes for a moment, but fail
ed to reoognize any one around him
and immediately lapsed into uncon
sciousness again. The attending physi
cian is unable to account for the young
man's condition. -
TJpsals College's New Location.
NEW TORK, Nov. 6. The Upsala
t'ollege,' of which Rev. L. H. Beck is
president, has signed contracts with
fhe New Orange company, arranging
for the removal o that institution -to
ihe city of New Oranare, which is being
built in the vicinity cf Orange and
Kewarl:, N. J. The Upsala college is a
Lutheran institution supported by the
tate church' of Sweden. It is now lo
cated in Brooklyn. The New Orange
company has given the Upsala college
(.n endowment of S1C,Q0C.
Asphyxiated by Coal Gas.
LANSFORD, Pa., Nov. 5. Peter
Chewper, hie infant daughter Anna and
John Stohlma were asphyxiated by
coal gas at Chewper's home on the out--skirts
of the town. Mrs. Chewper and
a boarder named Simon were found un
conscious and are' not expected to live.
Mrs. Chewper and Simon were nearly
dead when found. It is supposed that
when Simon came home he placed some
coal on the fire and disarranged the
draft so as to prevent the exit of the
gas. The rooms are' small, and the in
mates were soon overcome.
A Liberal Victorious In England.
LONDON, Nov. 5. A parliamentary
byelection was held in the Middleton
division of southeast Lancashire to fill
the vacancy caused by the recent death
of Mr. Thomas Fielden, Conservative,
who secured the seat at the last general
election by a majority of 865 in a total
poll of 12,59. The result of the polling
is the victory of the Liberal and Radi
cal candidate, Mr. Alderman Duck
worth, by a majority of 300 in a poll of
11,628 over the Unionist and Conserva
tive candidate, Mr. William Mitchell.
Mergenthaler Suffers by Fire.
DEMING, N. M., Nov. 6. The win
ter residence of Otto Mergenthaler, the
inventor of the linotype machine, was
totally destroyed by fire here last even
ing. Mr. Mergenthaler lost all his per
sonal property and many valuable pa
pers, including the drawings for a new
typesetting machine. The property was
owned by Colonel James A. Lockhart
of Colorado Springs and was valued at
$20,000. Mr. Mergenthaler was spend
ing the winter in Deming, hoping to be
benefited in health.
Liquid Dryer Starts a Blase.
PROVIDENCE, Nov. 5. The Healy
building, in the north end, was dam
aged by fire. A clerk in the hardware
store of George Peterson went to the
cellar for some liquid dryer. He lighted
a match and the fumes of the liquid
ignited, causing a fierce fire. It was
extinguished with a loss of $10,000.
To Intercept Filibusters.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. The De
troit, which was sent to Guatemala to
look after American interests dur
ing the last revolution, has sailed from
Puerto Barrios for Key West to resume
the task of intercepting filibustering
To Aid the T. M. C. A.
SARATOGA, Nov. 5. H. M. Leveng
ston has made an offer to contribute
$26,000 toward the erection of a Toung
Men's Christian association building
here, provided the association raises an
equal amount. '
SUED FOR $300,000 BY A MAN
Fraud Alleged Against a Judge The
Bench Peremptorily Called the Plain
tiff to Order and Dismissed the Case
as an Abuse of the Process of the
LONDON, Nov. 5. An extraordinary
case was heard before the lord mayor's
court when a man named Hinde sued
the Prince of Wales to recover 60,000
($300,000) alleged to have been wrong
fully paid to the prince by the late
Under Sheriff Croll, who was the liqui
dator of the United Kingdom Electric
Telegraph company.
The plaintiff declared the money be
longed to a certain Mr. Allen, of whose
estate he was the assignee, and he fur
ther claimed the sum of 150,000 ($750,
000) from Lord Suffolk, alleging that
the latter had suborned Croll to com
mit perjury before Lord Bramwell, at
the trial in 1877, in connection with the
Sir George Lewis, in behalf of the
Prince of Wales and the Earl of Suf
folk, asked that the proceedings be
quashed on the ground that the allega
tions were nothing more than a frivo
lous and vexatious tissue of nonsense,
and he submitted an affidavit to that
effect. ,
The plaintiff then addressed the
court, declaring he had been told tha,
the Prince oi Wales received the money
referred to, and then proceeded to
charge Lord Bramwell with defrauding
Allen's widow out of 150,000 ($750,000)
in order to obtain promotion and peer
age. The plaintiff was here stopped by the
court with the warning to speak re
spectfully of Judges. Finally the court
Stopped" the case and dismissed the ac
tion, Which was described as being "an
abuse of the process of the court."
Close Call For Two Brothers.
READING, Pa., Nov. 5. Two broth
ers, engineers, Ben and Dan Klemmer,
of the Reading railroad, had a close es
cape from death yesterday. Ben Klem
mer runs the express train on the East
Pennsylvania railroad from Allentown
to Reading. When he approached Top
ton, 20 miles east of here, he noticed an
open, switch ahead of him. He was
coming at a 25 mile an hour clip. He
had just time to reverse and put on
brakes, when his engine ran on the sid
ing and crashed into his brother's en
gine on a through freight that was
standing on the siding to allow the pas
jenger train to pass. The brothers stuck
to their posts and escaped uninjured.
Borne of the passengers were hurt in the
general mix up, but none very severely.
There Was Plenty of Shooting.
LOGAN8PORT, Ind., Nov. 5. John
Mcintosh killed Frank and wounded
VVill, Ed and Louise Pottmeyer. Frank
Pottmeyer was a saloon keeper, and he
put Mcintosh out because he was
drunk. Mcintosh left, vowing venge
ance, and returned with a double bar
reled shotgun. He emptied two loads
Into Frank's breast and reloaded, shoot
ing Will in the right arm and Ed in the
left arm. He again reloaded and shot
Louise in the back. The wounded peo
ple will live. During the melee Will
shot Mcintosh in the abdomen with a
revolver, but the ball glanced off. Mc
intosh was arrested by. the police after
holding them at bay for ten minutes. .
Shaw Sent to State Prison.
BOSTON, Nov. 5. Robert Shaw of
Somerville was found guilty of as
saulting his wife, Elizabeth, and hie
stepdaughter, Annie Cotter, with intent
to kill, in the superior court at East
Cambridge. The assaults occurred last
June. Shaw shot his wife and step
daughter and then himself. Shaw and
his wife were seriously wounded and
their lives were despaired of for some
time. Shaw was sentenced to a term
of not less than 12 nor more than J5
years in the state prison.
Killed by a Bleyollst.
HARTFORD, Nov. 5. William P.
Howarth, aged 50, of Springfield, Mass.,
was struck by Charles N. Robeson, a
bicyclist, on Main street, and was so
badly injured by hitting his head on
the curb that he died some hours later.
Robeson got caught in a pocket by the
sudden turning of a wagon ahead of
him and in trying to escape from it
swerved his wheel suddenly, his head
hitting Howarth, who was crossing the
New Tork Postmasters.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. The follow
ing fourth class postmasters have been
appointed in New Tork state: Batchel
lerville, O. B. Edwards; ConewanRO
Valley, F. E. Spencer; Dayton, A. H.
Young; Enfield Center, W. Barber;
Hermon, C. G. Maine; Mileses, M.
Dradt; Morley, O. B. Robinson; Mc
Knownville, W. Hehms; Newtonville,
lr K. Kemp; Ya.nhanJs, S. W. Hlngiaa.
A Witness Who Will Upset Identifl.
oatlon of the Body.
New Tork, Nov. 5. The trial of
Martin Thorn, charged with the'
murder of William Guldensuppe,
will begin next Monday in Long
Island City. District Attorney Toungs
has completed his arrangements, and
says he is confident that Thorn will be
convicted. " He has over eighty wit
nesses ready for the prosecution, and
says he will trace every step of the
The chief witnesses for the prosecu
tion are the barber, John Gotha, to
whom Thorn is said to have confessed;
John Boula, the owner of the Wood
side cottage where the murder is said
to have been committed, who will tes
tify that Thorn hired the cottage from
him; Mrs. Catherine Riger, who says
she sold the Nack woman oilcloth sim
ilar to that in which parts of Gulden
suppe's body were wrapped, and the
bath rubber, who identified the dis
severed body as Guldensuppe's.
The trial is likely to be long. The
Nack woman will be tried separately
some weeks later.
William F. Howe, counsel for Thorn,
says that a witness named Petersen
will arrive from Germany on the
Fuerst Bismarck to-day who will tes
tify that he has seen Guldensuppe in
Germany since the day on which he
was alleged to have been murdered.
Mr. Howe said he had expected two
witnesses from Germany who would
upset the identification of the body.
One, however, was unable to come.
Petersen, the lawyer claims, had
known Guldensuppe from childhood.
Not only will he testify that he saw
Guldensuppe in Germany, but will try
to prove there were marks on Gulden
suppe's body which are not on the body
of the dead man.
Thorn's favorite occupation since he
has been in jail is card playing. He
has kept up his interest day after day.
Peculiar Case of a New Jersey Wom
an AVli o Cannot Be Aromed.
Burlington, N. J., Nov. 5. Worrying
relatives and physicians surround the
bedside of Mrs. Thomas Gandy, who
for five days has laid in a deep sleep
at her home in Oxmead road. All ef
forts to arouse her have failed, and it
is feared that she will glide from sleep
to death without regaining conscious
ness. The case puzzles medical men. Mrs.
Gandy was taken ill some time ago,
and her malady seemed to be yielding
to treatment until Sunday. During the
afternoon she dropped off to slumber,
and when night fell was still sleeping
fIo ala.-Ja.was felt until the attend
ing physician arrived. He observed
that the sleep was unnatural, and at
tempted to arouse the patient. He
could not do so, and called another
The doctors worked through Sunday
night and Monday, but all their efforts
were futile. Mrs. Gandy remained ab
solutely unconscious. She seems to be
growing weaker, and her family have
been warned to prepare for her death.
Panic In a Rnssian Charch Resaliod
in Seventy-four Deaths.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 5. Details of
the terrible casualty of Oct. 26 last in
the village church at Khmieleff, in the
Kozloff district, on the western coast
of the Crimea, in Southern Russia,
when an alarm of fire was raised, show
that a panic ensued resulting in the
death of seventy-four persons and the
severe injury of 160 others.
The alarm of fire was due to the
lighting of candles at the moment
when the windows were opened to al
low the clouds of vapor to escape from
the packed and steaming congregation.
The crowd outside thought the altar
screen was burning, the cry of fire was
raised and an uncontrollable panic fol
lowed. There was no medical help to be had
nearer than Kozloff, several miles
Bride and Groom Stood in the Case, but
the Clergyman Stood Outside.
Boston, Nov. 5. Miss Louise Char
lotte Wiberg and Arthur H. Andrassy
were married last night at the Zoo
while standing in a den of Hons. The
clergyman, a well-known Methodist di
vine, stood outside the cage. The mar
ried couple exhibited splendid nerve
throughout the entire performance,
which lasted about ten minutes.
The beasts displayed some curiosity
over the strange event' which they were
witnessing, but beyond a little sniffing,
made no attempt to harm either of the
pair. John E. Tinkham, a music teach
er of this city, played a wedding march,
and a chorus of twenty boys assisted.
A. large crowd was in attendance.
Will No Longer Oppose Free Silver.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5. The Courier
Journal, of which Henry Watterson is
editor, and which has led the fight
against free silver in Kentucky and
been a pronounced gbld Democratic
organ for three years, has announced
editorially that it has quit the fight and
will hereafter side with the Democracy,
supporting it when possible, but not
opposing it at any time. The decision
is caused by the victory of free silver
In this State in the recent election.
The Search for Andree.
Christiania, Norway, Nov. 5. The
steamer which has left Tromsoe Island
under King Oscar's orders in search of
Prof. Andree, the missing aeronaut,
and his party, is the Victoria. She
carries a crew of fifteen and has on
board Paul Bjoervig, the explorer.
The Victoria is provisioned for eight
months, and will search Daumandsoer
en, Advent Bay, Cape Thordsen, Prinz
Karl Foreland, and possibly Dane's Is
land, from which point Andree's bal
loon ascended in July last in his at
tempt to cross the Arctic regions.
On her return trip the Victoria will
explore the southwest .coast of Dau-snaiidsoeren.
De Kalb Woman Is Said to Have
Conspired with'Hnsband of Emma
P. Kaiser to Get 810,000 She Is
Sent to Jail.
Norristown, Pa., Nov. 5. The murder
of Emma P. Kaiser on a dark and lone
ly road in Upper Merion township, near
Norristown, on the evening of Oct. 28,
1896,, is revived by the arrest of Lizzie
De Kalb, alleged to be the woman in
black who was on the scene of the
murder about the time of the firing of
the fatal shot. Charles O. Kaiser, Jr.,
husband of the woman who was mur
dered, is under sentence of death.
The arrest was made on Tuesday
night by Capt. Rodenbaugh and De
tective Crawford, of Philadelphia.
Capt. Rodenbaugh says the woman
was taken into custody on a Pennsyl
vania Railroad train as it neared
Broad street station.
The woman was brought to Norris
town by Capt. Rodenbaugh, and for
nearly four hours was at the mercy
of the police, the District Attorney and
James B. Holland, who subjected her
to a most rigid examination, without,
however, eliciting any replies that clear
up the mystery. She has been com
mitted for further examination on Nov.
12. J. P. Hale Jenkins, her lawyer, has
visited her in prison and advised her
to make no statement.
Immediately after the murder of Mrs.
Kaiser the county offered a reward of
$200 for the arrest of Miss De Kalb and
a like amount for the apprehension of
James A. Clemmer, in whose company
she was seen in Norristown on the day
of the tragedy. District Attorney
Strassburger says she was located
through the assistance of one of her
acquaintances who was tempted by the
$200 reward.
Kaiser and his wife drove out of Nor
ristown on the evening of Oct. 28, 1896,
in a falling-top carriage, followed a
few minutes later by a man and a
woman in a second carriage. Subse
quently the two teams were seen in
close proximity in Upper Merion. With
in fifteen minutes Mrs. Kaiser was a
corpse, her dead body lying on the seat
of the carriage in which she and her
husband were chatting as they drove
over the Upper Merion roads.
Kaiser returned to Norristown with
his wife's limp body' in the bullet- cut,
blood-stained carriage, with a wound
in his arm. He said they, had been
stopped by highwaymen and shot, af
ter being stripped of their moneyaand.
iewels. .
Fifty yards from where Mrs. Kaiser
was shot were found Kaiser's watch
md a bloody pistol, both secreted along
the fence that skirts the road. Several
days later Mrs. Kaiser' watch was
picked up in the street in Pottsville,
Pa, .
Kaiser was tried in March last, and
convicted after the jury had been out
less than four hours.
Kaiser's father lives in Philadelphia,
where the young man was at one time
Intimate with Lizzie K. De Kalb and
James A. Clemmer. The latter aided in
procuring insurance on Mrs. Kaiser's
life at the time of her death.
It was alleged by the Commonwealth
during Kaiser's trial that Miss De Kalb
conspired with Kaiser to murder his
wife for the sake of about $10,000 in
surance money. Her capture is likely
to result not only in her own trial as a
participant in the crime, but will also
be important, lawyers say, if the Su
preme Court should grant Kaiser a
new trial.
Hie Penusylvania Authorities Declare
Against the Underwriters.
Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 4. Insurance
Commissioner Lamber recently sent
the Attorney General's department a
letter inclosing a specimen policy of
Insurance issued by the Philadelphia
Underwriters and saying that the
Underwriters is an unincorporated as
sociation of two companies of Phila
delphia. The question raised was
whether the issuing of policies by this
association under the unincorporated
name does not violate section 1 of the
act of Feb. 4, 1870. Deputy Attorney
General Reeder yesterday gave the
Insurance Commissioner an opinion in
which he holds that the Philadelphia
Underwriters' company is doing an il
legal business and in clear violation
of the law.
The Deputy Attorney-General says
that this relation of partner cannot
be altered or changed by the clause of
the contract in each policy in which
each company agrees to be bound by
any judicial decision affecting the
other on joint contracts. He says that
the policy on its face seems to demand
of the insured dealing with both com
panies in all the preliminaries after
he has once sustained a loss. He goes
on to say that the companies have no
power or authority to enter into such
a joint partnership and that agree-ments-between
companies which create
a partnership between the parties
thereto are void.
End of the Fever Scare.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 5. The ap
pearance of frost in the country around
New Orleans, and in some cases the ap
jearance of i-", has suddenly dissipated
much c' i t yellow fever scare in the
South. l'.lost -of the quarantines have
oeen abandoned or modified in the last
two days, and those towns that have
aot done so have given notice that they
n-ill do so by Nov. 10. By that time a
general resumption of business will be
chronicled, even should some sporadic
iases of yellow fever be reported.
To Be Deposited la Sew Tork Banks.
Washington, Nov. 5. Assistant Sec
retary Vanderlip, of the Treasury De
partment, says that about $25,000,000 of
the sum to be paid the Government for
the Union Pacific will be deposited in
New Tork banks, but the payments
will be made at intervals running until
in Entire Family Prostrated , and
Two More May Yet Die.
Lansford, Pa., Nov. 5. Coal gas es
taping from an open stove In the home
Jf Peter Chewper, on the outskirts of
this place, yesterday morning, will
probably cause the death of five per
sons, three being already dead. Mr.
md Mrs. Chewper, their Infant daugh
ter Annie, and John Stoplman. Mrs.
Chewper's father, retired at 9 o'clock
Wednesday night.
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning when
John Simon, a boarder, returned home
from work he placed a bucket of coal
in the stove and left the lids open. He
ihen went to bed. At 9 o'clock yester
iay morning a woman of the neighbor
hood rapped upon the door, and, re
viving no answer, forced an entrance.
She was almost overcome .by the coal
ras, but managed to reach the sleeping
ipartments, where she was startled to
Snd the occupants in an unconscious
Physicians were immediately sum
moned. Peter Chewper, Annie Chew
Der and John Stoplman were dead and
Mrs. Chewper and John Simon were
inconscious. Physicians have labored
rrith the two latter all day, but have
been unable to revive them, and their
:ases are hopeless. A pet cat was found
lead upon the floor. The house is a
ne-story, three-room affair and the
leadly fumes of the coal gas pe ne
gated every crevice.
The Dlnaley Bill Does Not Produce
Sufficient Revenue.
Washington, Nov. 6. It was hinted
resterday morning that unless the
iperations of the new tariff law show
more increase in the public revenues
within a few months it would become
aecessary for the President to issue
aonds. Of course the President will
tvoid doing so in every way possible,
out it is a fact that the Dingley bill
lince its enactment has not produced
ufflcient revenue. The last monthly
itatement shows that the Government
ixpenditures continue far in excess of
'.he revenues, and there is not much
lope felt in Treasury Department clr
;les for better results.
The President, in his coming mes
sage to Congress, will make the cur
ency problem a leading feature, and
Kill doubtless make recommendations
o Congress to enable him to avoid the
ecessity of a bond issue. The House
f Representatives can be relied upon
;o act promptly upon any suggestions
lie President may make, but the out
ook in the Senate is far less favorable.
Altogether, those who have watched
ihe matter do not well see how an is
raance of bonds in the near future can
le avoided.
Frits Meyer a Most Remarkable and
Desperate Criminal.
New Tork, Nov. 5. Eight of the seats
In the Jury box for the trial of "Fritz
Meyer," the confessed murderer of Po
liceman Frederick Smith in the Church
Df the Holy Redeemer last Wednesday,
were filled yesterday after several days'
hard work.
Facts have come to vight In the last
few hours which stamp Meyer as the
most remarkable' and desperate crimi
nal in the police history of the metrop
olis. Two church murders and three
aliases are credited to him, but . more
than that, other startling and myste
rious crimes which have baffled the po
lice of New Tork may yet be fastened
at his door. He was ready to kill upon
the slightest provocation.
His wife says that his brutality
mused the death of six of their chil
dren. He made a murderous attack
once upon his sister-in-law and nearly
succeeded in killing her because she re
fused to give him money.
Testerday afternoon the police at
tributed another murder to Meyer,
rhey think he was responsible for the
killing of Widow Carson, keeper of a
lunk shop in Brooklyn, eight months
They announced that they expected
to arrest his accomplice within a few
hours. . .
Meyer, they said, was one of a gang
of three men who have committed a
number of daring crimes in Brooklyn.
The man they expected to arrest at
a-ny moment was also a member of the
gang. They had reason to believe this
tecond man was stationed outside the
shurch the night Steiger shot and killed
Policeman Smith. They also think he
was implicated in the attempt to rob
Brewer Ochs.
Meyer's real name is Constantine
Steiger. He is an ex-convict, who, un
ier the name of John Schmidt was re
leased from Auburn Prison List July.
Mar. Preston's Body Entombed.
White Plains, N. T., Nov. 5. The
ody of Mgr. Preston was placed in its
Inal resting place in the marble sar
sophagus in the chapel of the Sisters of
he Divine Compassion here yesterday.
Che ceremonies were conducted by
Archbishop Corrigan, Bishop Farley
md fifty priests, assisted by the sisters
f the order, acolytes and altar boys,
die sermon was preached by .the Rev.
Jell McKinnon, S. J., of New Tork
2ity, who was a personal friend of
tfgr. Preston. Mgr. Preston, he said,
vas an Episcopalian clergyman and
'ecognized at last that he was not in
he right faith and became a Catholic.
Presidential Party Retnrns Home.
Washington, Nov. 5. President Mc
Cinley and party returned to Wash
ngton yesterday morning about 9
'clock over the Pennsylvania road. The
arty spent several hours Wednesday
it Pittsburg, and left for the capital at
A o'clock. The President was delight
id with his trip, and is much pleased
Io feel assured that his friend, Senator
aanna, has pulled through.
Secretary Porter was in the party
tnd was at the White House yester
lay. The Secretary does not say much
ibout the- recent elections, but says
:hat he attributes the result to the
wual ''oSL jrsax aiuma"i
Found Dead In the Street With a Bul
let Wound in Her Body Discovered
By the Driver of a Brewery Wagon, i'
'New York, Nov 5. The driver of a
brewery wagon in East Orange, N. J.,
almost ran over the dead body, of a
young girl which was lying . in the .
street this morning. The girl was
identified as Cecil Guimaeres, aged 15,
the daughter of a wealthy resident of
that place. It was found that she had
committed suicide by shooting, the
Bullet entering her body just over the
heart. The girl had a quarrel with
her father last evening over some
trifling matter, and she left the house
vowing that she would kill herself. :
The father waited some time for her
to return and as she did not come back
he started in search of her and kept it
up all night, but no trace of her could i
be found. , 'He also offered a reward of '
$50 to any one who could give infor-
mation. that would locate her. . The
search proved fruitless and this morn
ing she was found as stated above. (
Imports Prom the United States HT
Greatly Increased. . ' -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. Consul Gen.
eral Osborne at London has made a re-
port to the state department upon the
trade of the United Kingdom in 149C.
It shows that the imparts were J12S,-...
596,730 more than in 1895, and from the -United
States alone the excess was $SS,
992,430. The exports show a large In
crease, valued at $1,200,727,755, an excess
of $70,000,000 over the previous year. The
balance in favor of the United State
last year was 370,000,000 greater than
at any time during the past 15 year
and probably at any time prior to that
period. The articles imported from tha "
United States specially mentioned ara
as follows:
Oxen and bulls, $10,000,000; butter, '
700,000; unwrought and part wrought
copper, $5,000,000; corn (wheat), $10,000,
000; oats, $5,000,000; maize; $7,500; wheat, '
meal, or flour, $7,000,000; raw cotton, -$25,000,000;
apples, $2,000,000; tierces and
axles, $5,000,000; slates, $435,000. " .'
In the exports to the United States
there is no conspicuous increase in the
value of any article. Decreases' are i
mainly discernible in alkalir apparet i
coal, cotton yarn, raw bides, metals,
wooiens ancKJrorsteas. -.r-
Want Bettor Defenses.
NEW TORK, Nov. 6. The Chamber
of Commerce yesterday afternoon pass
ed resolutions urging upon the presl-1.
dent and congress the necessity of tak
ing immediate action to strengthen the '
harbor defenses and ' to Increase ' the
number of artillerymen. This action
surprised the downtown business dis
trict, and particularly Wall street.
Stocks were weak all day and showed '
further weakness after the Chamber ot.
Commerce adjourned'. '; f.
The United divisions, A. O. H.' will
have a social session at Congress hall
this evening. There will be a good
time. ' "..;''
Colonel N. G. Osborn, -YaJe '80, is ,
preparing to publish a book on "Life
at Yale." The book will contain about ,
ten sketches on such subjects as "Tha
Fence," "Moriarty's ' and "Yale Spir
, Martin Byrnes, the well known trol-
ley conductor, has severed his connec
tion with the Traction Co. Mr Byrnes :
has been a conductor for a numtfer of
years and was well and favorably -known.
Mrs Margaret Dumphy, ' aged 5di
years, widow of the late Henry Dum
phy, died last night at her home, 402'
Mill street. She leaves three sons,
John, William and George. . The fune
ral wiH take placeSunday afternoon.
Court Stephen J. Meany will hold
their regular meeting at G. A. R. halli)
to-night. The court's own degree .
team will perform the work of the new
ritual, and the meeting will be visited f '
by many brothers from other courts ti
witness the work.
Two children of Henry Bucking
ham are quite ill with diphtheria.
which seems to be quite prevalent at
the present time. A great many casea
of whooping cough are also reported.
In this changeable weather it is well te
use considerable care to guard the
health of the children.
Some time ago there was consider" .
able talk going on as to the amount of '
compensation the alderrcim would al
low the members of the board of pub
lic works, but lately the subject seems
to have been lost sight of ai'jgether.
it is but reasonable to wppost, howi.
ever, that the present boa'i of alder
men will not go out of office without
taing some action on this matter, and
as they are drawing close to the end of
their official career the subject is li
able to come up during the , present
A scene full of pathos and loving de
votion can be witnessed almost every
night in the eastern section of the city.
An old man, long since beyond his
working days, but who still is obliged"
to toil daily for the support "of himself
and aged wife, has reached the stage
when his eyesight has almost . gone
back on him. He is able to- get along
all right by daylight, but the night al
most makes him helpless. The dark-
ness at 6 o'clock is a great affliction on
him now, but every night his loving
wife watches for his coming down the
road to their home, and holds a lan
tern in her hand as a beacon light to
guide him. The scene has often been
the object of comment on the devotion
and love displayed,
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