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INDIANA
JOTONAI
ESTABLISHED 1823.
INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1896.
DDinc o nrvqv i at railway nkws stan n on
X IvlO-Cj O Vlji lO. TRAINS AND il'MiAVS i CJiNTA
THi
POLIB
Fair; warmer.
It's of Financial
- Benefit to you to take advantage of these prices
Buys Boys' School Suits (Long Pants) that are worth $8.00
Buys Children's School Suits (Knee Pants) that ordinarily would
cost you $5.00.
0 cts.
Buys Children's Knee Pants that you can't duplicate for less
than $1.25 and $1.50.
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Our store closes this morning,
AJu
EDTTT fiW Q A I P tnorning 10 casesnew de
lUl Un uAhLi signs "Harmony Mills" Per-
Y. . cales and have to arrive during course of the
week 50 cases additional of the newest produc
tions In Printed Dress Fabrics, comprising :
Win. Simpson & Son's Lancashire Percales." (Now first shown.)
Wm. Simpson & Son's v"Wool Finished Book-fold Henriettas."
Windsor Mills "Fine Cretonne Percales."
Windsor Mills "Louisiaines." (Book-fold, new price.)
Windsor Mills "Vicugnas." (The most popular napped fabric.)
Arnold Mfg. Co.'s "La Reine" and "White Star Percales."
Arnold Mfg. Co.'s "Azure Silks" and 'Tailor-Made Suitings."
Many of tha above in the new and scarce "Coral Effects;" also Printed
Warp and Persians, Navy And White, Black and White and Five-color Work.
Having exceptionally large outlet for Printed Cottons, manufacturers of
many of the best known qualities have given us exclusive control in this territory,
and the trade will find a liberal representation with us at all times. Personal in
spection solicited. Mail and road orders receive prompt attention.
MURHPY, HIBBEN & CO
93 to 99 South Meridian Street,
(WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVELY.)
Big -3L Route
INCINNATI
EXCURSION
1SO0.
RSD 1
SDecIal train leaves Indianapolis Union
Station 7:30 a. m., returning leaves Central
Union Station, Cincinnati, at 7 p. m., same
day.
Special Features: Shoot the chutes at the
Lagoon. Coney Island, 100 wild Sioux In
dians at the Zoological Gardens, Chester
Park. i H. M. BRONSON, A. G. P. A.
ANOTHER ,
One -Dollar Excursion
TO
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VIA
p., II. 13. IfcY-
Sunday, Sept. 13.
Fast time. Plenty cf room. No local stops.
Fpecial train will leave Indianapolis Union Depot
7:15 a. m. Ieave Cincinnati, returning. 7:00 p. m.
Tickets and information at 2 West Washington
street and Union Station.
eJEOKGB W. IIATLER, D. P. A.
MONON ROUTE
Ixuifvjlle, New Albany & Chicago Hallway.
fHORTEST L1KKTO
CHICAGO
THE WEST
AND NORTHWEST
Inllmnn Yestibnle Train Service.
TialrcdRlly at 7.00 a. in., 3.45 p. in. and 1 40 night.
Amve i blt ago 12.30 p. in., (i.20 p. in. and 7.33 a. in.
leave Chicago tlalij 2.45 a.m., 10.4S a. m. and 6.33
T. H.
Arrive Indianapolis 6.00 a.m., 4 35p. in. and 3 25 a.m.
Chicago bleeperat west end Union station, ready
t-:3U.
Liptalled Information at Vnlcn Station and 2 Wert
Washington street. UKO. W. 11 A V LEK, 1. 1. A.
Tie Sunday Journal, by Mail, $2 a Year
WILL BE CREMATED.
Kate Field' Body to He Ilrousht from
Hawaii by Mr. Kohlsnnt.
CHICAGO, Sept. 6. Before Kate Field
left for Hawaii she advised Mr. H. H. Kohl
eaat. editor of the Times-Herald, that she
had provided In her will for the disposition
of her remains in the event f loath. Dil
igent search failed to discover this will un
til Friday last. Meanwhile the body has
been lying in a vault at Hawaii. It appears
from this will that Miss Field directed tha
her body be cremated, and that her ashes,
together with a plain gold ring1 -worn by
her, be placed in an urn and deposited
above Ir.e coffins of her father and mother
in Alour.t Auburn Cemetery at Cambridge,
Mass. Mr. Khoisaa: has undertaken the
immediate execution of these Instructions,
and has written to Consul-general Mills at
Honolulu, making provision for the expense
and directing that th cremation shall take
place there if practicable, but that if not
the remains shall bo f i"rwa rded by next
teamer via Ban .Francisco and overiand
to Boston, wh re the desired deposition of
them will be made
Yl A V?
jtieji
Labor Day, at 9:30 o'clock.
Meet Me To-Night at . . .
Cliambers's
illiard Parlor
AND
owling Alley,
59 North Pennsylvania St.
CAMPBELL,
WILD & CO.
205 INDIANA TRUST BUILDING
SONS OF VETERANS.
National Encampment to Beg-In at
Louisville on Tuesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 6. The en
campment of the Sons of Veterans, which
begins in this city next Tuesday, is expect
ed to be one of the. most successful ever
held by that organization. Unusually low
rates from all directions have been secured,
and, as these rates apply to visitors as
well as the actual participants, a large at
tendance Is assured. Several of the officers
of the organization. Including Quartermaster-general
R. Lobenstein and Assistant
Quartermaster-general Sanford, of Chicago,
are already in. The Kentucky Division will
keep open house at No. 219 West Main
street, and here the main reception to in
coming delegates will take place. The local
camps, with a band, will meet Commander-in-chief
Russell when he arrives to-morrow
afternoon. The programme for the week's
entertainment includes a grand parade
Wednesday, in which, besides the visiting
camps, a number of locat uniformed bodies
will be in line. Campfires will be held
every evening, ending with an abundance
of novel attractions.
FORECAST FOR TO-DAY.
Warmer and Fnir Weather, Trlth
Fresh Southerly "Wind.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. For Ohio, Indi
ana and Illinois Fair; warmer; fresh south
erly winds.
Sunday's Local Observations.
liar. Ther. R.H. Wind. Weather. Pre.
7 a. m..29.SS 50 M West. Clear. 0.00
7 p.m. .30.00 64 62 West. Cloudy. 0.00
Maximum temperature, 66; minimum
temperature, 48.
Following Is a comparative statement of
the temrierature and precipitation Sept. 6:
Temp. Pre.
Normal 68 0.10
Mean 57 0.00
Departure from normal U o. in
j Departure since Sept. 1 24 0.31
jueparture since Jan. i 5.4
Plus. C. F. It. WAPPENHANS.
Local Forecast OMcial.
Yesterday's Temperatures.
Stations. 1 a. m. Max. 7 p.
Cairo, 111 56 72
Cheyenne, Wyo 54 82
Chicago, 111 64
Davenport, la 48 6S
Des Moines, la 4$ 70
Dodge City. Kan 54 92
Kansas City, Mo 4 74
Little Rock. Ark 62 86
m.
70
76
62
64
64
82
70
78
70
68
7
88
68
62
SO
7S
70
65
68
SO
Memphis, Tenn 64 76
Nashville, term 52
North Platte, Neb 46
S4
Oklahoma, O. T 64 94
Omaha, Neb 48 72
Pittsburg, Pa 60 68
Rapid City, S. D 48 s
Salt Lake City, Utah 62 S6
St. Louis. Mo art . 7t
Springfield. Ill 50 7t?
Springfield. Mo.. 54 72
Vlcksburg, Miss tt
Tennessee I.e.nlwluture.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Sept. 6. To-morrow
the Legislature will meet to consider the
financial condition of the State and enact
measures to prevent a deikit Jan. 1, lsii?
The extri session may also figure in the
campaign, both national and State, for
Dot 11 j'opunsxs anu jtepumicans are pre
, paring to charge the necessity of the ses
sion to Democratic incompetency.
TR'ONDS
CRUSHED TO DEATH
ELEVEN' FIRE FIGHTERS KILLED AT
BE5TOX HARBOR, MICH.
Nine Mangled by the Walls of a. The
ater and the Other Two -Shocked
Lifeless by Live Wires.
YORE'S OPERA HOUSE BURNED
LOCAL TALE XT HAD FLAYED "A
FACTORY GIRL" SATURDAY,
And Fire Was Discovered Soon After
the Performance Was Over In
cendiarism Suspected.
BENTON .HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 6. This
pretty city, across the lake from Chicago,
was tha scene of a calamity last midnight
that has saddened the homes of a score
of people here and in St. Joseph. Eleven
Ciemen were shocked to dc-ath by live wires
or crushed and mangled by the falling
walls of a burning theater. Five of the
brave "laddies" met lnstant'death and six
succumbed to their wounds in a few hours,
after great suffering. Others were bruissd
and burned, but not seriously. One of the
victims, a boy, was a volunteer. The dead
are;
FRANK WATSON, of St. Joseph, legs
Vroken ard skull crushed; leaves a wife.
JOHN HOFFMAN, of Benton Harbor,
crushed into an unrecognizable mass;
leaves a wife and five children.
THOMAS KIDD, of Benton Harbor, un
married; killed by live wires.
FRANK WOODLEY, of Benton Harbor,
killed by live electric wires; leaves a wife
and three children.
ED H. GANGE, of St. Joseph, drayman,
head crushed and legs broken.
SCOTT RICE, bellboy at the Benton Ho
tel, skull fractured and internal injuries;
lived but a few minutes.
WILL I. MITTEN, of Benton Harbor,
both legs fractured and internal injuries;
lived two hours; leaves a wife and seven
children. ,
LOUIS HOFFMAN, of Benton Harbor,
head mashed and thigh crushed; widower;
leaves two small children.
ARTHUR C. HILL, of St. Joseph, fore
man St. Joe Hose Company, legs broken
and terribly injured; lived one hour.
FRANK SEAVEIt. of St. Joseph, leg
broken, badly cut. and burned; lived three
hours.
ROBERT L. ROFE, of St. Joseph, com
pound fracture of the left leg, burned and
interpal injuries; lived one hour.
The injured art :
JOHN A. CRAWFORD, ex-chief of the
Benton Harbor fire department, overcome
by heat and smoke and burned ribout head;
will recover.
WILL FREUND, of St. Joseph, cut about
the head.
FRANK PAGET, of St. Joseph, leg
bruised by falling brick.
Frank Woodley and Thomas Kidd were
on top of adjoining buildings with hose,
when they encountered live electric wires,
on which they were hanging when found.
Policeman Charles Johnson narrowly es
caped as falling bricks tore his coat half
off, while another was protected by a tele
phone pole.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
Last evening local talent gave a perform
ance in Yore's Opera House, the play be
ing "A Factory Girl." Soon after the thea
ter had been closed for the night fire was
discovered,, and before the fire department
could respond, the building, from the base
ment to the fourth story, was filled with
suffocating smoke. A minute later the
Inside of the theater was a mass of flames.
There was some confusion at the outset
owing to a lack of hook and ladder facili
ties, although the local fire companies had
that day closed a two days' tournament,
exhibiting much skill in quick work. St.
Joseph was called on for assistance and at
once responded. The firemen approached
the building through an alley unloading
ladders in the rear of the building and,
while hoisting them, the upper walls fell
over without a second's warning, covering
the men with bricks and mortar. The dis
aster was witnessed by hundreds of spec
tators. The work of removing the debris
was soon begun and the mangled firemen
were removed in a few minutes, except C.
A. Hill, whose body was recovered at 4
o'clock this morning. It was believed that
several mere bodies were under the pile
of brick and search was continued till
every doubt was removed.
Another account says: Soon after the dis
covery of the fire flames broke through the
roof and illuminated the sky and streets
with a lurid glare that served to make
vivid the general scene of confusion and
excitement. As soon as the flames broke
through the windows and walls and let in
the draft the burning block was known to
be doomed. It soon became a fiery furnace.
The falling walls proved to be not only
a death trap for the fire fighters, but dan
gerous to every one who was trying to help
stay the progress of the flames or assist in
saving goods. The first to go down was
the top part of the alley wall, which buried
in its crushing descent with tons
of debris fifteen men. This terrible sight
was witnessed by hundreds of horror
stricken spectators, who stood helplessly
looking at the heartrending catastrophe,
and many of whom rushed in regardless of
fire and smoke to help the shrieking and
struggling men. Just before the wall fell
the firemen were trying to raise the lad
ders, and had them placed against the
building when the wall tumbled, sweeping
everything before It. One could see por
tions of human bodies through the fallen
bricks. Parties going in to save the im
prisoned men were overcome by heat.
The Injured and dead were taken from
the ruins as fast as possible and at 5
o'clock the last man had been removed.
The dead were removed to the City Hall
to be identified. Many were the heart
rending scenes as wives, parents and chil
dren scanned the distorted and multllated
remains of those lying cold in death upon
the Moor. The physicians of this city were
unable to care for the injured and the St.
Joseph doctors responded promptly to the
call. Both St. Joseph and Benton Harbor
are draped in mourning to-day and tho
business houses are closed. Words cannot
express the appalling force of this great
horror, the sorrow in the stricken homes or
the shadow of grief that rested on these
peaceful communities this Sunday morning.
SUSPECT ARRESTED.
The cause of the fire is a mystery, several
theories, from a cigar stub to a lamp ex
plosion, being given. Guy Prescott is under
arrest as being one who knows the cause,
but when asked by a reporter, he remarked
that "he was not going to give anybody
ay. ay," thus leaving the impression that
he was in possession of facts as to the
lire's origin.
The building was comparatively new,
having ben erected seven years ago at a
cost of $10,000 by Patrick Yore, a wealthy
farmer, who had since leased it to J. a.
Simon, who has had charge for six years.
A two-story brick owned by Joseph Frick,
which stood adjoining, was demolished by
the opera house walls falling on It and
crashing through to the basement. The
opera block was occupied by the Evening
News, S. M. Austin's bakery, J. Bern
stein, clothing; John Holmes, barber shop,
and there was a fruit packing plant in the
basement. The Frick Block was used for
retail boot and shoe business and a dwell
in;;. -
The buildings and stocks destroyed, with
losses, are as follows: Opera house block,
loss, $40,000; insurance, $19,000. Evening
News plant, $4,000; insurance, $2,500. John
Bernstein, $3,000; no insurance. S. M. Aus
tin, $300; no insurance. John Holmes, $100;
no insurance. J. M. Frick, $7,000; Insurance,
$3,000. J. N. Herr, grocery store across the
alley, damage to building and stock, $1,000;
fully insured. Dr. Hunt and S. M. Austin,
grocers across the alley, damage to build
ing and stocks, respectively, $600 and $600;
fully insured.
A high wind prevailed which caused the
walls to fall outward and adjoining build
ings were saved only with greatest efforts.
A large quantity of stage machinery be
longing to Harry Emery, of the Katie Put
nam Company, J. A. Simon and W. C.
Hocks was destroyed, with no insurance.
! Thousands of people witnessed the fire
and with difficulty were kept out of dan
ger's way. The work of clearing up the
streets has continued through the day.
J. V. HoTre lassoed one of the St. Joe
firemen, w.10 was half buried with bricks,
and pulled him away from the intense heat
that was cooking him.
The St. Joseph funerals will be held Mon
day, while the Benton Harbor unfortunates
will be interred Tuesday, with services by
various secret orders.
This calamity is a greater shock to the
twin cities than the Chicora's loss a year
and a half ago, owing to lt3 suddenness
and destructive results.
The inquest over the remains was com
menced to-day and examination proceeded
until the question of live electric wires
was reached, when an adjournment was
taken till next Tuesday afternoon. .Young
Prescott will probably be then put on the
stand.
Mr. Yore, being advanced in years, will
not rebuild the opera house, which will
prove a serious loss to this city.
TAUGHT A GOOD LESSON
ROBIIERS WILL STEER CLEAR OF
ENGINEER IXGLES HERE AFTER.
A Nervy Man's Account of How He
Settled a Iinndit Who Was Hold
ing; L'p His Train.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 6. An attempt
was made last night to hold up the overland
express train at Webster, six miles west ot
this city. The engine was in charge of en
gineer F. Ingles and fireman Patrick Burns.
As the train approached Webster, six miles
west of here, a man crawled over the ten
der and, covering the engineer and fireman
with a pistol, compelled them to stop the
train. The man guarded the engineer, while
an accomplice, who had been In waiting,
started back to rob the train. Engineer In
gles, seeing his captor off guard, shot him
dead and ran the train into Sacramento. A
large force of men Is scouring the country
in search of the escaped robber. The train
was crowded with passengers and there was
a large amount of money in the express
car.
The body of -the, train robber who was
shot was found lying this morning near the
track. In his hand was grasped a loaded
pistol. The man's name is tnought to be
F. J. Morgan and he probably came from
San Francisco.
Engineer Ingles in speaking of his adven
ture said: "The conductor and brakeman
camo out on the platform of one of the
cars to see where'' the train had stopped.
One of the robbers shot at them twice with
his revolver, and with a string of oaths or
dered them back into the train. At the
sound of the shooting the robber with me
on the engine stepped to the side between
the cab and tender and looked back. He
turned his back to me. That was my op
portunity and I lost no time in taking ad
vantage of it. I reached down into my
locker, got my revolver and shot him in the
back. I shot again and he pitched forward
from the engine to the earth and rolled
down the bank. Then I pulled the throttle
wide open."
A SPANISH OUTRAGE.
An American Citizen Taken Off a
Ward Line Steamer.
HAVANA, Sept. 6. Samuel S. Tolon, the
prominent merchant of Cardenas ajid a
naturalized American citizen, who was ar
rested on Thursday as the Ward-line
steamer Seneca was on the point of sailing,
was arrested after he had actually gone
on board the Seneca, and not as he was go
ing on board. It is sated that his ticket
was issued at the last moment and out
side the regulation hours for issuing tick
ets, and a .special passenger list was made
up for him. Mr. Tolon, when arrested, was
unwilling to go on shore and a. protest
against his arrest was reported in his be
haif. The captain and consignee of the
Seneca persuaded him to make no violent
opposition.
The steamer Colon has arrived here, hav
ing on board forty-nine officers and 1.900
soldiers. They were landed at the wharves
at Regla and did not pass through the
city. The great park in the city -was dec
orated and illuminated at night and a com
mittee sent on board the Colon distributed
cigars and tobacco among the newly ar
rived troops.
The insurgents have burned the tobacco
plantation of Santa Isabel, in Matanzas.
The proprietor, Juan Nenninger, places his
loss at $225,000.
General Weyler has prohibited the sale
of the book "Chronicles of the War in
Caba." the author of which is Raefel Guer
reo, an which was published in Spain.
The volumes ssnt to Cuba have been seized!
Gonzalez Llanuza, a court magistrate, has
been arrested as a political prisoner, and
is held lncomunicado.
LETTER CARRIERS.
Xational Convention to Meet in Grand
Rapids To-Bay.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. . About
two hundred delegates to the annual con
vention of the Letter Carriers' National As
sociation are in the city to-night, the Cali
fornia contingent and delegations from
Buffalo. N. Y., Providence, R. I., and
Rochester, N. Y., having arrived to-day.
The committee on credentials is in session
to-night and will have its report ready for
adoption when called for to-morrow.
Among the delegates now here and others
who have come with them there seems to
be motv int?ivst in tha seection of a pl.iee
for the next meeting than in any other
matter that is to come before the conven
tion. St. Louis. San Francisco. Scran ton
Pa., and Rochester, N. Y., are the principal
competitors. St. Louis was apparently in
the lead, but California men btjran work
immediately upon arrival and they promise
to put up a strong fight for the prize.
Rescued by Life Suvers.
CAPE MAY. N. J., Sept. 6. While a
yachting party, consisting of Joseph Eisel
baum, Charles K. Swart z. William Singer
Mrs. J. W. Banks and Miss Ntttie Frather'
all of Pittsburg, were attempting to cross
the Cold Spring bar to-day their yacht, the
Roxanna, capsized, and all were thrown
Into the water. The Turtlegut life-saving
crew rescued all the party la an exhausted
condition.
EARL LI TOO CURIOUS
CHIXA'S EVOY. ASTOXISIIED AXD
SHOCKED AT NIAGARA FALLS.
While In the Great Power House He
Tackled American Electricity
and Got a Good Scare.
FIRST NIGHT IN A SLEEPER
INCIDENTS OF HIS EXCELLENCY'S
TRIP FROM WASHIXGTOX.
He Filed Railway Officials vclth Many
Questions, as I'sanl Irishmen
-Aroused to Anger.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.. Sept. 6.-The
special train bearing Lt Hung Chang and
his party arrived here at mon to-day. Rain
was falling at the time, and the visitors
dampened their silk blouses and gold lace
somewhat in the journey to the Cataract
House, where rooms had been engaged.
Immediately on arriving here LI sent for a
dentist and had his teeth examined.
The rain was a great disappointment, as
the Viceroy was very desirous of visiting
the American Falls In the afternoon. There
was no cessation in the downpour of rain
until shortly after 3 o'clock, when the sun
struggled through the clouds. Carriages
were quickly summoned, and the visitors
spent two hours in inspecting the wonders
of Niagara.
At the electric power house of the Nia
gara Falls Power Company the distin
guished visitor had his first experience
with American electricity, the result being
as startling as it was unexpected. With his
usual curiosity and desire to make per
sonal investigation of the machinery be
fore him, he poked at a switch board with
his walking stick. The metal ferrule closed
a circuit instantly, and Li's stick was vio
lently thrown from his grasp. He wa3 nat
urally much astonished at the effect of the
stick's contact with the switchboard, but,
fortunately, he suffered no damage, beyond
a good scare. However, he decided that he
had seen enough, and went to his rooms,
where he remained until bed time.
Last night Li and his party passed their
last night in an American sleeping car. Be
fore this novelty they enjoyed dinner in a
dining car. This meal, which was especial
ly prepared by the Pennsylvania railroad
dining car people, was quite elaborate. The
menu card was decorated with the Ameri
can and Chinese flags intertwined, and a
facsimile of the autograph of Earl Li, done
in yellow.
After eating a rather hearty supper Li
s-i.-it for George W. Boyd, general passenger
agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, who piloted the train over the 'lines
of his company, and spent about two hours
questioning him about railroads. He had a
map of the United States before him, and
once he branched off to the war of the re
bellion, asking the names of the States that
seceded from the Union. LI asked particu
larly about the battles in which Grant par
ticipated, and all of them were indicated
on the map for his benefit. He dwelt long
on this subject, and marveled that, al
though the Southern forces succeeded in
approaching quite close to Washington,
they were never able to capture that im
portant point. The story of the assassin
ation of Lincoln also interested him greatly.
He inquired what became of Booth and
where Lincoln was buried, and then quetiel:
"Do not the American people regard Lin
coln as a very good man?"
OBJECT OF LI'S INQUIRIES.
The interest shown by LI li. the railroads
has convinced those who have paid atten
tion to the subject that his principal object
in visiting this country wa3 to study Amer
ican railway construction and management
with a view of the adoption of the features
In a proposed general extension of the Chi
nese railway system. In fact, the viceroy
intimated to-day that he is negotiating for
the services of an American civil engineer,
who, if he accepts the offer made him, will
go to China in the near future and take
charge of the railway extension scheme
now being outlined.
He says there are only about 200 miles of
single-track railroad in China at present.
Only three trains are run each day, and
there is no traffic at night, the system being
so crude that the liability to accident is a
constant menace.
Li slept during the night in a bed made
spec'tlly for him, with a soft downy mat
tress more than a foot thick. He declared
when he arose this morning that he rested
better than in a hotel bed. The preparation
of his toilet consumed an hour, and then he
ate some birds' nest soup and drank a cup
of tea. At 6:30 he was ready to receive vis
itors. At his request no effort'was made at
fast running, an even speed of about thirty
miles an hour being maintained. Even on
the train the Earl's personal bodyguard
slept outside the door of his stateroom.
Contrary to his usual custom he took a
morning siesta, ' sleeping soundly from 7
o'clock until 9.
At 8 a. m. Canandaigua was reached.
Here the train left the Pennsylvania line
and passed, on to the tracks of the New
York Central, the connecting line to Niag
ara Falls. The only change was the sub
stitution of a locomotive of the latter com
pany, and a new crew. At Rochester Gen
eral Passenger Agent George H. Daniels,
of the New York Central, and Edson J.
Weeks, his chief assistant, boarded the
train. As soon as Li awoke these gentle
men were presented to him, and then he
settled himself comfortably in his arm
chair in the observation compartment of his
car, and with Mr. Boyd and Mr. Daniels
on either side and interpreter Marks at his
elbow indulged in his favorite pastime of
cross questioning for nearly three hours.
After ascertaining Mr. Daniels's age and
salary he inquired how much President De
pew received, and was astonished to learn
that his salary is equal to that of the Pres
ident of the United States. Li said that if
he had some money he would invest it in
American railway stocks. He declared he
was 'too poor and could not raise $10,000.'
This statement from the man popularly re
garded as the richest person in the world,
caused a smile.
SAW "LA-rO-TU."
The run to Niagara Falls was without
special Incident. General Manager J. M.
Toucey, of the New York Central, was at
the station to meet the party and after
Li had paused long enough to ask him hi3
age and salary the procession started for
the hotel. All were Intensely Interested in
"La-Po-Tu (Chinese for "the great falls"),
and some of the party summoned carriages
almost immediately and started out in the
rain to see the sights.
LI Hung Chang is not a teetotaler. He
drinks a single glass of claret with his din
ner and at bedtime takes a small quantity
of Chinese wine, famed for its medicinal
value. His secretaries declare that he can
not understand English at all. He has
learned the words 'JHow do you do," and
always greets his visitors with this sen
tence. One of the party said to-day in explain
ing the monetary condition of the Chinese
empire that in order to raise funds to pay
the Indemnity of nearly $200,000,000 to
Japan that Li Hung Chang has hypothe
cated the customs revenues at the ports
on the coast where import duties are col
lected and that an Increase of the customs
charges would probably follow. This was
the only way to raise the money, as it
would not be politic to obtain It by in
creasing the taxes. Only a small portion of
the population Is aware of the fact. that
there was a war with Japan and that the
Chinese forces were defeated. The levying
of a tax would be the means of spreading
the information and dissatisfaction with
the government would arise, possibly re
bellion. At 9 o'clock to-morrow the start for
Canada will be made. Sir Henri G. Joly
de Lotbinlere will welcome the travelers
on behalf of the Canadian government and
General Ruger will cease his connection
with the Viceroy as the representative of
President Cleveland. After viewing the
Canadian falls LI will hurry on to Toronto
and start on his long journey via the
Canadian Pacific to Vancouver. He will
embark on the steamship Empress of China
on Sept. 14, reaching Yokohama fourteen
days later. At Yokohama a Chinese war
ship will be waiting for the Viceroy and
a journey of six days to Shanghai will com
plete his trip around the world.
IRISHMEN AXGRY.
Dr. James W. O'llrien Replies to Li
llantc Chang.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6. The remarks made
by LI Hung Chang reflecting on the Irish
as a race and the humiliating spectacle of
four policemen carrying the guest upon
their shoulders In a public throng has
wrought no small degree of ill feeling to
ward the notable visitor on the part of
many good citizens. In speaking cf these
things. Dr. James W. O'Brien, editor of
the Catholic Union, said to-day:
"Li came here from England, primed
with English malice against America and
against the Irish. He is not such a barbar
ian as he pretends, and his impertinences
and ruffianly rudeness to the representa
tives of the national, State and city gov
ernments were studied and deliberate. He
disparaged everything American, exalted
English methods and reached the climax
of his attack upon our industrial system
and upon the Irish as being in the way
of Chinese cheap labor. That Is thorough
ly John Bullish.
"This old statesman has on his hands
200.000,000 creatures who can live like rats.
I have seen twelve of them live in a room
twelve feet square. The whole twelve will
board on 10 cents' worth of rice a day.
"Li has got to be the richest man in the
world by the use of the labor of some two
thousand of these wretches. An Irishman,
German or American would . require as
much food as twelve of them and as much
room to live In as that number. A hand
ful of Japanese thrashed all the Chinese.
But Li could send 100.000,000 here to bar
barize this country, and he blames the
Irish and the Democratic party for the
effort to preserve this continent for human
beinr,s who have the habits and needs of
civilized life and cannot live like rats.
Cheap labor is very good for capitalists
like Li, in China, but even the capitalists
here would be killing the goose that laid
the golden egg if they were to barbarize
this country, and to beat down labor be
low a living wage Is to. doom the country
to desolation, to make it a desert."
DOWN AN EMBANKMENT
EXCURSION TRAIN LEAVES THE
TRACK AT T AS WELL, rND.
It Rolls Over and Several Teople Are
Seriously Injured, Two of the
Number Fntnlly.
ENGLISH, Ind., Sept 6. An excursion
train from St. Louif, was wrecked at Tas
well this morning, either from a worn rail
at a curve or from the, spreading of the
rails. The baggage car and three coaches
jumped the track and rolled down an em
bankment. The fatally Injured are:
JOHN GIBSON. St. Loui.
WILLIAM A. KANE, St. Louis.
The seriously injured are:
J. W. CONNOTIY. St., Louis.
CHRISTIAN HENDRICK. St. Louis.
MRS. F. B. JORDAN, St. Louis.
THOMAS WILLIAM MURRAY. St.
Louis.
JACOB MILLER, St. Louis.
W. J. PORTER, Louisville, Ky.
JOHN L. TASSIE, St. Louis.
W. J. WHITE. St. Louis.
Kane was taken home to-night, thougn
unconscious. A great many others were
hurt, but not fatally. A. E. Allen, a farm
er, passing at the moment on horseback,
was thrown by the frightened animal,
which jumped on his breast, with probably
fatal effect.
Another dispatch says: The excursion
train from St. Louis to Marlngo Cave, in
Indiana, this county, which was wrecked
at Taswell this morning about 7 o'clock,
contain three coaches and a baggage car,
which were thrown from the track, two of
the passenger coach?s being completely
overturned. The train left St. Louis at
9:15 p. m. Saturday evening, containing
about 200 excursionists from that city. In
formation from the scene of the wreck
states that the most dangerously injured
were in the baggage car, where nine men
were carousing. One of these men is miss
ing, and it is expected his body will be
found beneath the debil3. Wm. A. Kane,
cf St. Louis, one of the Injured, was taken
home this evening In an unconscious state.
He will likely die before his arrival in St.
Louis. The officials of the load will, it is
said, likely throw the blame upon the sec
tion foreman, but he claims the accident
resulted from a broken flange which caugHt
a fish-plate. Taswell is a small town of
about five hundred Inhabitants, in Indiana.
PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE.
Latin Americans Surprised I'ncle Sam
Was Not Represented.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 6. Dominican Min
ister, Senor Fuente Ruiz, dean of the
diplomatic corps here, says he cannot un
derstand why the United States was not
represented at the recent Pan-Ameriean
conference in this city, although it was In
vited. It is not, he said, in an Interview,
lack of Interest in the great questions at
Issue that has dissolved the conference, for
the Central American countries are a unit
as to the advisability of the discusaalcn of
such subjects as reciprocity, arbitration of
ail matters except eminent domain, to say
nothing of the great, paramount and over
shadowing proposition of the Monroe doc
trine. Another member of the conference
while expressing wonder that the United
States had not bef n represented, kuvc it as
his opinion that the American government
wanted th conference to meet at Wash
ington. There is great sympathy for,-Mexico
throughout Latin America on account
of President Diaz's bod and advanced
ground in the affirmation of the Monroe
doctrine and its amplification.
2,000 Men Thrown tint of Work.
JOHNSTOWN. Pa.. Sept. 6 Practically
every dtptrtmtnt of the Cambria trun
works, thut down last night for an in
definite period, throwing at least two thou
sand men out of employment. Lack of or
ders U given as tho cause oC the suspension.
BALDEST LIE OF ALL
SEXTIXEL'S FALSEHOOD FACTORY
HARD I P FOR MATERIAL.
In Its Efforts to Keep Itnnulnnr Full
Time It .Slander nn Honored j
Indiana Educator.
NOTE FROM DR. D. W. FISHER
DENYING THAT HE HAS ..VDORSED
BRYAN AXD FREE SILVER.
On the Contrary, the President of
Hanover CoHeue Is Slronajy in
Favor of Sound .Money.
The Indianapolis Sentinel, in its efforts to
outrival Ananias, continues its free coinage
of campaign lies with the utter disregard
of consequences sometimes displayed by
criminals. The latest victim of lis false
hoods is one of the foremost educators in
the State D. W. Fisher, IX D. LL. D.,
president of Hanover College. On Saturday
the Sentinel published the following alleged
special dispatch from Madison, Ind.:
"A committee, acting for the local Bryan
free-silver club, has extended an invitation
to President Fisher, of Hanover College, to
speak before the club's members Sept. 10.
President Fisher recently delivered a most
excellent address in favor 04 free sliver in
the town hall of Hanover, and his many
friends nre anxious to hear him address a
larger audience. He has been a lifelong
Republican, but openly declares in favor of '
the Chicago platform, and says he con
siders it part of his duty to use his In
fluence toward a successful result by tho ,
election of Mr. Bryan. As the fall term of
Hanover College will npon in about one
week the local silver club will be fortunuta
If President Fisher can sp-tre the time for
an address to its many members. It is re
ported that in case President Flaner con
sents to ndoress the club a notice will be
sent all prtt-pectlve stvdcnts to come and
hear the address of their popular presi
dent." The ftatcments In I he above special have
no foundation and nre lies from beginning
to end. Recently President Fisher made an
ablo address r.fjiinst tho free coinage of
silver, taking a decided stand in favor ot
houst money. Yit.ttrday the following
note was, received from him:
To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal:
"What conceivable motive any person
could have had in publishing the monstrous
fals'-hood which appeared in the Sentinel
on Saturday last as to my attitude on the
pending money question I cannot under
stand. There is not a partlole of truth in
it. My vicwd have been published and re
main as they were. Your very truly.
"D. W. FISHER."
No further comments on the Sentinel's
special are necessary. The gauzlness of
the Rising Sup fake and the Hanover He
show that the fool-killer has a Job yet un
done. OHIO COUNTY LIES.
They AVere Started by Democrats,
Who I'sed n lloy as Their Tool.
To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal:
Our citizens have been receiving letter
from all over Indiana - a.id other . State
seeking information In regard to the ' re. .
ported influx of Republicans to the Bryan
free-silver ranks In this county. The writer
of this article, being the recipient pt a larga
number of the letters, has quietly been
sifting the falsehoods and hunting down
the authors until at last he can prove be
fore a Jury who wrote the lies from Rls'ug
Sun to the Isdlanapolls Sentinel.
The letters were all of Democratic origin.
The story that a boy wrote them is false.
The boy undoubtedly sent the manuscript
to the Sentinel In his own hand writing,
but he did not compose a single line of the
articles, for, as everyone knows In this vi
cinity, he is not -competent to do so. Tha
story about the Bryan Republican ciub wai
started by John L. Davis at Greensbtsrg,
Ind.. who is a son of R. G. Davis, chairman
of the Ohio county Democratic committee.
This son had, a short time before, vlnited
Rising Sun, and when he returned to
Greensburg said In a speech that he had
Just visited his old home and that a Repub
lican Bryan club of fifty members had been
organized at that place. The Republican
official organ, the Rising Sun Recorder, Im
mediately denounced the report as a false
hood, and then the boy's father rushed Into
print in the Democratic mouth-piece ot
Onlo county, the Local, and said that tha
Recorder lied when lt stated there
was r.o Bryan club at Rising Sun. and that
there were no fifty Bryan Republicans In
Rising Sun or Ohio county. Then about ten
days later this same Democratic chairman
of Ohio county, R. G. Davis, seeing that ho
was In a tlsht p ace, made himself ridic
ulous by saying, through the Recorder, that
no "free-silver club existed in Ohio county,
and that the whoio thing was a fairy talc."
So it can easily be seen by the readers of
the Journal where the:-o free-sliver lies
started right with the Democratic chair
man of Ohio county and h'.s son, a lawyer,
at Greensburg, Ind. The Iv.y. James E.
Craft, who has acknowledged that he wrote
the articles (but who didn't), was lately a
law student under R. O. Davis, and la now
employed bv J. P. Hemphill, known as tha
"Benedict Arnold" in Ohio county politics,
so you can see what influence this boy is
under. He was simply brought out to throw
the responsibility of these Democratic lies
upon after the prevaricators got in a tight
hole.
Ohio county can be depended on to give
the largest maiority for McKinley ever
given, the Republicans. There are only si
Republican free sllverlt.es In the county and
five of them were never "true blue," while,
on the other hand, thirty-live Democrats in
the county will vote for McKinley and
many more formerly well known active
Democratic workers refuse to tiik "tree
silver." Ohio county will give the. Repub
licans votes, the Bryan ticket 3o0 and the
National Democrat 1'W votes.
Rising Sun, Ind., Sept. 5.
lusint, , O. B. WALDO.
II ANLY AXD FA UIS.
Two Conjsressmen Address a niflf
A Meeting at Hensnelaer.
Ppeclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
RENSSELAER. Ind.. Sept. 6. Hon. J.
Frank Hardy and Hon. George Furls, mem
bers of Congress, representing the old
Ninth and Eighth districts of Indiana, ad
dle sard a large audience at the opera house
last night. The house was packed and
many peop'e were unable to gain admission.
Great enthuslf sm prevailed throughout the
meeting. Mr. Hanly, .n tre course cf hhi
speech, paid: "It is not the volume of
money that Is causing an abnorm il busi
ness condition in the United States, but
the stagnant circulation. The unhealthy
rolicy of the Democratic party and Die un
llmittd coinage of silver advocates are
largely responsible for the diseased condi
tion. Undo Sam. as the iigurchnul of ths
commercial body politic, under the mi.
taken notion that he was al:ing. culled to
his bedside two physicians, ilgurutivcly
rpoa'.clng. One. the Ktpub'.han parry. s".id:
"W hy. I nele, you are wed.' The other,
the Democratic party, said: 'Your syxteni
is full of protection mnlari 1. Utiles. you
take a dc:W of free-trade butt-rs you will
surely die.' Good old 1'iiclc .e.isom-.t rlu:
Dr. D1. mo"rat 1 am .-k k. His fret-
trade bitura look all ri;ht. I'd try a bot
t'i" U ncic Sam wr.s really well, but under
Dr. Democrat's treatment he became Vlclt
vnto death. His very llfrhtuod (money)
n! almot teaxed to tin u nto through tht
great arteries of business and the veins of
commerce, but the great phynioiaii. Dr.
Republican, has agaia been called to dear
old Unties bedside. lie will undertake
the heroic ias.t of eradicating the poisonous
litters prescribed by Dr. Democrat from
Uncle's lndUKtiial system. lie will start
tha fires in th cold furnaces; h will tutu
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