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? >i:viEH ( i'.i.ws AT WOKE.
Tho *? nooner Louis H. nundall is ashore on
Fmlt!i's f nt. six miles east of Heliport, Lt, I., ami
her (-ptain and crew, with the captain'* wife and
eight -a;-od son. are lashed to thc rigging. The
vessel ls i.i .idly going to pieces, and the heavy
sin-, which ire rollins upon the beach, are break?
ing over th. submerged hull of the schooner. The
crews of m sa life-saving stations are working
to rsaSM th. - Imperilled on the wreck, tait after
lift., n nour* of hard work have accomplished noth
The schooner 1* a four-master. She went ashore
Ihortly before 5 o'clock yesterday mornlnsr. and
luring daylight those in the rigging wera In plain
flew from th- heach. The seas breaking upon the
ihoal throw foam nnd spray ulmost to the top?
mast of the schooner, and the men. woman and
child are continually drenched The wind last
night was cold and cutting, and the sufferings of
those on bosrd must have hen Intense.
The schooner was seen shortly before 5 o'clock
by one of th. beach patrol. She was then hard and
fast on the i .'ar bar, and the crew were all In the
rigging. How l?M she had been on the beach will
not he learn.-', until communication ls had with the
trvint, to uuca Tin: wrucj.
As soon as the patrolman sighted the wreck he
summoned his crew, with the beach carriage and
life lines, although he could not tell whether any
one wai* aboard or not. The Smith's Point life
r-iving cr. w went at once to the point on the
beach nearest the wreck. The wind was blowing a
gale from the southward. As soon as it was defin?
itely known there were human beings on board the
schooner, preparations were made to throw the
The first shot fell short, and by hard work the
line was again reeled up. The mortar was again
used with no better suec ss. All through the morn?
ing the life-savers continued to throw the pro?
jectile at thc vessel. Several times it fell within a
few yards of the wreck, but the strongest charge
would not carry the line into the rigging.
MOS! WELT simmoxed.
Experienced surfmen did not attempt to launch
the boat as lt would have no chance of reaching
the wreck. Word was sent up and down the beach
and by 2 o'clock in the afternoon there were seven
life-saving crews at work, and during the afternoon
the wreck was bombarded with lines. One pro-.
Jectlle of those fired reached the schooner, but
Struck a wire stay and the line was cut off about
fifty feet from the projectile.
Karly In the day word was telegraphed to the
Merritt Wrecking Organization of New*York that
one of their wreckers might be able to take oft"
those in the rigging, and word was received that
the I. J. Merritt was on her way eastward, but at
6:30 o'clock she had not arrived. At that hour,
when darkness hld the wreck from sight, those In
the rigging were all lashed fast, and the chances
were that they would have to remain there all
night. Nothing further could be don- from the shore
until daylight, unless the wind should die out and the
sea fall sufficiently to allow the launching of surf
The -Randall is owned by Gardner P. Reynolds.
of Newport. R. I. She left Philadelphia on No
vfmber for Boston. She was carrying a cargo
Of coal. She registered 1,502 gross tonn. She I* a
eomparatlvely new boat, having been built In Bos?
ton about a year ago. She measures HW feet over
all, is ll feet beam, and 21 feet from deck to keel?
The beach on which the schooner ls stranded
ls about four miles from Heliport, across Heliport
Bay. It ls aboul thirty-seven miles long and ls
separated from the mainland by Great Routh.
Heliport, Moriches and -"hlnneooek bays. At one
point only doe** lt connect with the mainland. That
ls near yuogue, about eighteen miles from the
At a late hour last night the observer at Fire
Island reported the schooner Louis ,11. Randall
breaking up rapidly. Th<- Merritt Wrecking
Company's tug was alongside thc wrecked vessel
at 9 o'clock, and, lt is hoped, succeeded in rescu?
ing the captain, his wife and the crew.
Stamford, Conn.. Nov. 28.?Captain ... D. Pot?
ter, of the tug Mary A. Beveridge, bound for St.
Johnland. L. I., with a tow of three coal barges,
put into this port early this morning, and re?
ports that at about 3:30 a. m. he was oblig-d
for safet; to cut loose from two of them, be?
cause of the gale and heavy sea. Nothing has
been heard from the barges, on which were
several people.
Providence, Nov. 28 'Special).?The Repub?
licans have won a splendid victory In this city,
electing Colonel Frank F. Cliney Mayor by a el-.ar
majority of 300 over Edwin I). Mcguinness, Demo?
crat, and Alanson I). Frost. Prohibitionist. As
the Democrats have carried tho city at every elec?
tion for three years, the victory ls particularly
notable and gratifying. Returns are slow about
coming In. but it ls probable that the entire re?
publican city ticket is elected, except Oily Treas?
urer. Both branches of the city Council are
strongly Republican. The amendment to the Con?
stitution, substituting a plurality system for the
majority system which has been In force here
from the beginning of the Oovernment, has evi?
dently been carried, the sentiment of all parties
being In favor of its passage. The vote In this city
wss heavy, much feeling having been engendered
on religious questions.
OoKK.shalt. Republican, was elected Senator from
Bristol to nil a vacancy. This ls important, as
the Legislature is about a tie.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28.-The Eas'ern and Western
sales agentr* of the anthracite coal roads met here
to-day. These meetings have hitherto been held In
New-York. After adjournment. General Sales Agent
Richards saldr "Practically all that was done was
to consider the coal situation generally. There will
be no chan-*- In the price this month. The pro
ductlon will be limited by stopping work a couple
of day* In the week."
"Was any time ,I. voted (a the discussion of the
bearing of the Lehigh Valley's strike on the coal
"None at all. The collieries are In satisfactory
Denver. Nov. 2S.-A petition was filed In the
United States Circuit Court yesterday, asking for
the removal of S. C. Mined..!.. Master In Chan?
cery, charge* of bribery and corruption being
made. The petition asserts that in the accounting
which was held to determine the amount of money
coming to the Woods heirs from the Aspen Mining
Company, Mi. Hinsdale und the two export ac?
countants hired by him w?-re guilty of receiving
bribes at the hands of scents of the Aspen Com?
pany; that Hinsdale allowed false books to be used
BB evidence, and that the true accounts were never
ttaed la evidence.
Chicago. N,ov. 28.?I'pon the application of Attor?
ney-Oeneral Moloney to-day Judge Horton entered
? decree dissolving the Total Abstinence Life A*_o
ciation of America, against which an. Information
Iud been tiled some time ago. The matter was
also referred to Master-ln-Chanccry Mahoney to
isae proofs of the mortuary claims outstanding Bv
the action of the court the policies which may fall
jue hereafter will be worthless, aa the association
____.r_ow,n2 *ef**1 existence. Its assets consiat prin?
cipally of bonds of thc Sa*. Tennessee Land <_o__
One of the most important transactions In
real estate that has taken place in the northern
part of Manhattan Island for many days his
been the confirmation of the award by the
Supreme Court of Ut* twenty-five lots of
ground near Macomh's I'am Bridge, with a
view of turning it into a park. The prop?
erty has beer, in course of condemnation for
some time and tho confirmation of the award
by the Supreme Court is tho last step in
adding one of the most attractive features to
the city north of One-hundred-and-tenth-st.
The property, which consists of about twenty
five city lots, has been sold for $1*-.0.000, or
17,200 a lot. which makes it one of the most
expensive pieces of property in this part of
the island. The money will be paid over in
the course of the week.
The lots were the property of Aaron Raymond
and others and it is bounded on the south by
One-hundred-and-flfty-third-st.. on the east by
Seventh-ave., on the west by Mac-mb's Dun
Road, and thus forms a triangle, ihe bas- of
which rests on One-hundred-anl-fl'ty-thlrd-st.
and runs north two blocks to One-hundred-und
flfty-fifth-st. Mr. Raymond, who ls the head of
the well-known clothing, firm of A. Raymond &
Co., doing business at Nassau and Fulton st*-.,
for thirty years and more, bought ihe property
some thirty years ago at auction frr-m the Devlin
estate. Mr. Raymond owns the tr .ingle Conned
by Macomh's Dam Road, the ll arl* tn River and
One-hundred-and-Ilfty-flrst-st. Th. I:-x of the
triangle, which he has just sold fo MMM, will
be transformed into a public park OT nubile ap?
proach to the Seventh Avenue B id *e and the
great viaduct leading to Washing on Heights.
At present the triangle that ls ' J be formed
into a park is covered with plDs of natural
rock, which will be razed to the ground and
converted into a beautiful park For many
years a two-stor>' house, known as I ie Romantic
Hotel, has ston.l on thin property, and will be
removed to make room for the contrmplntcd Im?
provements. This hotel has been wll known to
New-York.rs for fifty yeara back. It has bee i
a favorite stopping place for pe*' pie driving
through Central Park and pl mg Seventh-are.
lt was first conducted by "Billy'* Florence, who
sold out his interest t<> John D. Harry, some
twenty-eight years ago, and Hairy har* conducted
it ever since. The old sheds al the back <*" the
house are a well-known feature Of the scenery
in this part of the town.
The act Under which this property hat" been
condemned was passed by the Legislating aboul
eighteen months ago. There has been m. li
delay, however, In the matter of agreeing up'.n
the price at which th- land was to be sold. Th-*
erection Of the viaduct connecting thi* point
with Washington Heights has greatly in- re;.*--1
thc value of property iu ibis vicinity. The
indications now are that this will be ono of
the desirable residence parts of the city.
When the viaduct was built and thc new Iff*
enth Avenue Bridge was projected adequate
consideration was not given to the matter of
approaches, and the present purchase ll tfl
remedy this defect. The ma-Til of rook OH 'Ms
triangle rise over thirty feel above the level af
Reventh-ave. and effectually slop the vie-w of
the approach to the bridge from Seventh-eve.
and a view of Seventh-ave. from thv bridles.
Furthermore One-hundr-d-and-flfly-lhlrd-s;. ls
only sixty feet wide, while the roadway ls <>nl>
twenty feet wide, and vehicles crossing th-r
bridge, to or from Beventh-ave., would, if lt ls
left In Its present condition, And 'he br.) d, open
roadway, which ls eighty feel wide In (Tenth
ave. and sixty feet wide In the Macon ?'? Dam
Road, choked at this point down to a .vllth .>f
only thirty feet, and hemmed In between walls
of Jagged rock. The turn from Seventh-a-e. and
Ono-hundrcd-and-flfty-third-st. ls at a right
angle and from Onc-hundri-d-and-flfty-third-st.
into Macomh's Dam Road ls at an acute angle.
if left in this condition th.- approaches w-.ui.i
not only be unsightly and out <?f all harmony
with the beauty of the bridge and Its a'pr ?ach
by way of the One-hundred-and-flfty .'Iflb-st.
viaduct, but lt would also l>- the must dr ngernus
point on the public drives in or around ihe city.
ll could not fall tO be productive of wi- ks and
accidents of a serious character to horses and
drivers alike.
A well-known real estate man said to a Trib?
une reporter: "The construction of the new
bridge and the establishment of i park at its
south entrance will give a pleasant communi?
cation with the business part of the city and
Washington Heights, and wll! undoubtedly
cause a large area of attractive residences to
be built there The -J. M. Horton Mock, be?
tween One-hundred-and-flfty-thlrd-et and Ono
hundred-and-llfty-f.iurth-st. and Elghlh-*ve. and
the -Jacomb*! Dam Road, comprising thirty
eight lots, win front directly ..ti the plasa ap?
proach to the bridge on the on- side and on the
elevated railroad station on the other, making lt
one of the most desirable blocks thereabouts
for business. This property embraces over taro
acres of ground, and has a stre-i frontage of
nearly MM feet The Raymond property will
face directly the plaza and the bridge appian, li
on the south, lt is undoubtedly true, as many
Will declare, that until rapid transit facilities
between this region and the bush.-ss purl of the
city have been greatly Improved, the !>Ik dis?
trict north <>f One-bun.Ir-.l-nnd-foitv-firtli-Ht.
and west <>f the New-York Central Road will
not receive its rightful share of the benefits
from the constant Increase In the population
(if the city. People Will hot sett I- In I li- Inti.
OOSSlbU paris of th? city, bul while this ls Inu?
it is also true that a rapid transit system is In
process of evolution under conditions favorable
to its completion within the next two years."
Madison, Wis.. Nov. ML?Governor Peck sent the
following telegram thi*. morning t<> w J. thurn
way, chairman of the Relief Committee at Hurley:
"It is rumored here that starving miners st Iron?
wood. Mich., are eating dogs. Hsve Dr. McLeod
Investigate, and If reports sre found true, lend them
Ul barrels of Hour and som- meat until relief ar?
rives from Michigan for them."
Newark, ohio, Nov. J's.Mrs Qeorge Bucking?
ham, of llanover, left her thr.- Utile children al 'li?
lli a closed room on Sunday While she made B cali
upon neighbors. Returning, she found Bertha ev.i-A
five, burned to death and the other two lying semi?
conscious on the floor, ha vin.; been overcome bv th
smoke. The children had played with the grate
Denver. Col.. Nov. 28.-C. P. Brawn, I, MaeOflfb and
James II. Mullln. officers of the Denver Investment
and Bond Company, yesterday entered pleas ol
guilty of violating the laws relative to lotteries,
and were fined $100 and costs each.
Fall River, Mass.. Nov. ML?'Richard Wanton, Jere?
miah Sullivan, Thomas K. Walker snd Jeremiah
Holland, all residents of Ward Five, are under ar
rest for alleged false registration and voting at th.
State election.
Bidder.rd. Mc. Nov. 28.?The call to the presi?
dency of M'-ndota College, at ltendota, III. hus
been accepted by the Rev. A. W. Sibley, who was
recently pustor of the Advent Church at Biddeford.
Jerseyville. 111., Nov. 28.-David R Ames .lied
here yesterday, ag-d 102 years. His bodv will be
taken to Holland Patent, Oneida County N Y.,
where he was born. Hla father also lived to lie 102
years old.
Duluth. Minn. Nov 28-The city Council last
night voted lo Issue $800.?00 of water bonds The
proceeds will be used tn parallel the system'of Ihe
present ku* and water company. It l* th. Int_-t-*tlot?
to expend -MlCM of the money this winter and lt
is expected that work can be furnished 'in this
way to al! married men In the city who are In
need of employment.
Providence, Nov. 28?The trial of the Hav J <?
Rudlong. of WH-hinrrtnn Village, rt. ? f All-ce.i
Illegal use of the mall In ordering good* with Inien
to defruud. wa* begun In the I'nlt-d Staiei circuit
Court to-day. _ _
Lewis S. Burchsrd ha* been appointed temporary
receiver for the Brush-Swan Klectric Eight Com*
pany. of New-England, in sequestration i.rocee.t
lng* brought by the Swen Lamp Manufacturlm)
Company. The former company mut ineoroor_t?}l
several yesrs seo with s capital stock of tZW) OOO
vox cai'I'.ivi - nrc-PunxG
Rerlin, Nov. M.?Further excitement has been
added to that already prevailing in oflleial and
Other Circles by the fact becoming known that
Emperor William received an infernal machine
similar to the one sent to Chancellor von Ca?
privl yesterday, and a letter worded almost the
same BS I he one receive 1 by the Chan1-Mor.
It has been learned that the infernal ma?
chine which was sent to Emperor William con?
sisted of a wooden box, such as is used for
dominoes, at ono end of which, near the bot?
tom, was fixed a brass case charged with nitro?
glycerine, nnd so arranged as to be lind by an
ordinary percussion oap when the box was
Opened. The remaining space in the box was
filled with loose gunpowder.
Anarchist placards have recently been posted
In Orleans, ths authors of which are believed to
Include a number of German Socialists, who
arc regarded as the probable funders of the
boxes received by the Emperor nnd the Chan?
cellor. The police- of Orleans aro busily en gag- 1
In searching for Anarchists who may have been
guilty of the outrages.
The lotter received by Count von Caprivl was
as fellows:
OrDans. November BL IM.
To Monsieur le General de Caprivl, Chancdller de
I'Empire Allemague:
1 have the honor to send you a sample of irralns
and tool* of an astonishing specie* whi-h, Bown in
December, "iijrht to sprout in February. Accept,
Monsieur, the assurance of my consideration.
Daron Mandorode, chief of the political police,
has been chuged to investigate the attempt
to assassin-it. Chancellor von Caprivl. As the
infernal machine W-9 sent from Ol lea IIB, France,
rill the fd'ts have been given to lb" Ft-in li
Embassy hero. The Ambassador promised to
? assist In tracing th'* person who sent the pack
j age.
Emperor Wllllnm and all tho Ministers tn-day
congratulated the chancellor upon bis escape.
Tho matt r ia eagerly discussed In the lobbies
<>f tho Reichetag.
Colonel El.iinyer, the aid of Chancellor von
Caprivl, who dis...\ered tho character Of the
pati-l sent to the Chancellor 'rom Orleans, has
had several intervleara arith the polios authori?
ties in reference lo tho matter. ll. rr Foe re ter,
a rlflemaker and an export In explosives, whom
tho police employed to examine the Infernal
ina. hine which the pared contained, is of tho
opinion thal the rubber bands, whick wen* s..
arranged ai t.> force the hammer down upon
ti;.* cap, were not of sufficient strength to have
Caused tb- cap to ? KplodS hal th- bog I" ? li
open d.
' rn
A CANis-rr.r. LOADED with vxv ? -ivis iOV_fi>
undf.h a pxiDoa I'.iin -'in: ncn*tf
oi' i>yn MHTi:;r>.
Dublin. Nov. _-. Th-* ex.fftemsnt In Ihe city
mn* Add*-'- to to dav by UM dis.?<??.?.-ry thW
niornlng of an Infernal u a. hine at Hie Rrond
stone Raliway torn.Inns. It contained f.ur de?
tonators, and consisted of a canister load-! with
som- kind of explosive. It was found nader a
bridge n.nr Ihe railway l-rminus. and the sup?
position ls lhal lt was the Intention t.> blow up
I tho structure. It was taken lo the gu?n-M.
police station, arbors experts examined it.
There ii; evidence to-day at Lower Csstle
Vail, tl.'.- Dobtln Metropolitan Police Head?
quarter* of much suppressed excitement in
the hotels and Other pilbil'- pla., s th- |..p|e of
most Interest ls the reports b.ar'ng upon try?
work of tb.* alleged dynamiter* Not sines tho
explosion ai Dublin Castle eleven months ago
have dynamite and dynamiters engrossed so
large a share of pul.Ile and police attention.
Th.* murder last night n-.w a quay on the
Riv.r Liffey of Patrick Reid, win. is gnppoaod
to hav.- i.ii connected arith the dynamite con*
?piracy, haa added much to th.- mystery of the
case, bul the police h..jK* to be able lo clear
np ths wh.ie affair, This morning th.-y ar?
rested John M-.ii ns, an unemployed grocer**
assistant, on suspicion that he shot and killed
r. id. Hearns was teen In Reid's eompany
before tb... tragedy. A man was arrested l.-t**i
night Immediately after the -hooting*, and tbe
police believe thal oi.f the two was the actual
murderer and the other his accomplice, lt ls
sim thought thal the three men arero concerned
in the dynamite plot nnd fearing thal R ld
would turn Informer the ..ther taro pul bim
out of ih.- way. Tb.- police hav.- ascertained
that Mearns lefl Dublin the day after the ex?
plosion occurred near the detei live ellice In Ex?
change Court and that bs returned only re?
cently from America.
A coroner's Inquest wa* 'l.-ld to-day on th"
body Of Held. A brother of the dad man teatl
II.?<! that h.- knew ot i.ne who entertain-.I en?
mity agalnsi his brother, and he could not ac?
count for his murder, ills wife als., testified.
but she knew nothing that would throw any
light on th" -as.*. Tin- surgeons who mad- the
post-mortem examination testified thal the
weapon li;-..I I.- n fired within six Inches from
Reid's body. Tb.- wound could noi hav been
?elf-Inflicted. The Inquest resulted ii. an ..p. n
It ls .-aid that tin- poll-,, believe that they are
on the s-.iit of th- conspiracy to which ail the
recent explosions in lniblin are due. Beveral
persons who are believed to poss-ss knowledge
of the conspiracy wet.samlned secretly to-day.
Th.- police have obtained evidence connect?
ing tb- dynamiters with th- murder ..f Field.
Tb- dynamiters doubted Reids fidelity and
asked him to go to America, giving bini fl to
do so. Leal evening two comrades w-nt with
him to th" North Wall quay to ppp him aboard
11..- Liverpool boat. There h" sudd, niv changed
bis mind and refused to have the country. His
companions quarrelleJ with him, and the quar
rel was kept up In tho streets until they
reached the lonely spot whore Reid's body
was found by the police.
k sk hits of la non ADJOURN.
Tim NKXTC'.NVI NTIUV Tn ni; IN .M:\V-iltl.K\XS
Mi:. s.i\ i.i:i.|';\'.s P0UCT.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28.-The tl Mural Assembly of
Ihe Knights of Lalor, after a session to-lav lard?
ing nearly four hours, finished the business before
lt. and finally adjourned to m.-t next year In
Kcw-Orl?aa, denara! Worthy rorcnen Bishop oc?
cupied the chair. Rg-OenefBl Mister Workman
T. V. POWderly was not present, but .i resolution
was a.lol.ted thanking him for his MTVleeS In the
fifteen years he has b?n at the bead "' the order,
and complimenting: him upon his fair .1. cbdoris.
lt also expressed Ihe hop., that his friendly rela?
tions with the Knights would not be severed, and
that much prosperity would attend his future
Hes Moines Nov. ??.-.!. l?. Sovereign was lirst
Informed of "te election as Oeneral Master Work?
man <>r th- Knikhti- of Laboi at i o'clock this
morning. He Immediately sent the following tele?
.,,,._? ,_ l>e* Moines, Nov. 1:S.
To John W. Mayes, (..n.-ral Secretary and Treas?
urer. Knights of Ijibor. l-hlli-delphl'i
Bxpf-ees to members of th,. a*neral Assembly
my most sincere thanks ror the high honor con?
ferred ui-on me by their Hcii?n. ? f?|*y realise
the ?r. at Importance; aad responsibility of the
position, and m> limited ahI*,, t() * |v ,?H.
ehante the duties Uicumbeni ?,?,., ,,,',. AuT,... but
with unltv and fraternity, nure..-,, iM assured To
this -nd I promise my best tBortt lu th- upbuild?
ing ?f our ?r'ler ..nd the e?u-,r of humanity. Let
personal dlfr-ren, ,.-,. |f .4ny bo f ,Vt>n nn,; fl)r.
gotten, and let hone*ty to our order and Oddity
to its cause be the v.utchword of the future.
.The effects of the rebellion of Admiral Mello
aro beginning to be seriously felt In this city.
The coffee market ls dull and the price of
rubber has beeb going up for the last two days.
Nearly all the rubber which comes to New
York ls brought from Para, and when the
price bogan to go up it occasioned some as?
tonishment, as Para is tho most northern part
Of Rrazll. nnd ls far removed from the scene
Of hostilities. The cause of the Increase in
price leaked out yesterday, however, when it
was learned from private advices that a ship
of Admiral Mello, probably tho Republl. i,
was cruising off the mouth of the Amazon,
awaiting tho arrival In Rra/llian waters of the
cruisers Nictheroy and America.
A dispatch from Rrazil was published a day
or two a^-o stating that the State of Para had
se--.led finm the Brastllaa Republic, and that
ga embargo had been placed on vessels In that
p.dt. Cipher dispatches from Para wore re?
ceived in this city yesterday which denied this,
and said that Hhlps wore leaving the port as
usual. Tho presence of a rebel man-of-war
off the. mouth of the Amazon ls, however, a
naroo of much discomfort to tho merchants
Of thS city, and vessels ar<> unwilling to go to
Para for OOTgoe* Th- Republica. or whatever
ship Hello has sent up to look out for the fleet
from new-T< rk. looked In at Pernambuco on
h'T way up tho coast and OOcastOOSd the goan
there Which has already ben reported, and
also gave rise to the rumor that the city had
b> -n proclaimed In a state of siege.
Admiral I marte, who will assume command of
the ne J--^ misers upon their arrival In Ilrazil?
ian wateis. has arrived nt Pernambuco, whore
the fleet will lirst touch. The Admiral's Instruc?
tions arc to avoid a light with the rebel fleet if
boast bte.
The American officers rm the Nictheroy and
the America have, however, made up their
minds what they will do, and have consulted
together on the subject. If one of tho rebel
ships fires a shot at the cruisers they .'ire <1?
isnulaed t.? try their guns, one <>f the ofllcers
said just, before sailing: "Wo will send Duarto
to I.ls /-Jilin and t>ll him to stay there until
the tight is over.*1
Tli- Nictheroy has arrived safely at St.
Th.tnas, and |g replenishing her coal there.
The America arlll not st..p al st. Thomas, but
will ?-.. ta Barbadoe* There she win coal, ami
the tiro ships will proceed down the Ilrazilian
. tai together.
Mi.l.I.-.'** ii'.iiMis BAT ur. is AMi r.ir.itT.
Tho statement th .t Hello is cooped up In tho
harbor nt Rio ls denied by his friends in this
A fi!' i'd of Hello's cause said yesterday: "The
a imh ii |g in daily communication with Bania
Catarina, where th- MW QoVOrnmenl bas boen
established. Fort santa Cnt* al the mouth of tbe
bay. ls not entirely unfri. lolly to Hello, and he
ri go In and OUt of the harbor at will. Torpedo
boats aad steam launched g.. in and OUt Ot tho
harbor .very day, and a fl. et of market boats
. ime In every morning to bring supplies to the
Beet. How do >oti suppose the Admiral could
have held OUt all this time If h?* could not get
supplies nnd h/vd no ...r.imunl. adi.ni with tha
shore ' The entire State ..f Santa Catarina bas
.1- lared for Hello's caUO* and he ls abundantly
supplied with everything he wants. Some tramp
steamers are making money by bringing up cat?
tle to him from the River Platte."
The Destroyer wm not sail f..r Bras!) un Ul Sat?
urday, although sh- will be i- tdy for sea on Frl
? i.iv ii, .ri,lng Chalice lt. Flint was aol in town
yesterday, and no contract ha* yet been closed
for a tug to tow the Destroyer to Braal!.
th:: m.\*ki:i.vm: BBP8ATI OLD ST01UM
The I,.amp..: i -Holt sl-anisblp Mask-dyne ar?
rived bore yesterday from Brazilian port* but
brought -i" information that ls not already old.
The Mask- lyn.* was In the harbor of Rio when
two mngnalnea >>n shore were blown np and two
Rngllsh naval ofllcera were killed. They had
gone ash.>r. for gund, and bad taken their guns
arid Bogs along, to do B little shooting. Th.y
were near one ..f the magazines when it ex?
ploded, and w.ie gilled. They were burled at
Rb. with liii|**.Hlng ceremonies, all tho ships
..f the vari.ni. nations represented in the harbor
?ending Ofllcera t" attend th.- funeral, and all
Ihe ships, even those ..r the rebel Admiral, half
masting their Hairs. Moth Hello's people and
tb- i e.v.'i um. nt people disclaimed any knowl?
edge of how lt ..line about that the two maga?
zines were Moa n up.
Admiral Stanton's luggage came up on tho
Haskelyne. The Admiral himself had Intended
to ...m- to New-Torh on th- ship, but changed
his plans, ami t .ok passage by way <.f Eng?
land. James Letford- a Breman <>n the United
States flagship Charleston, wis a passenger on
lb- Mask. I> n-. and told over again th- Story of
Admiral Blanton's salute io the nag ..f Admiral
Mell... IL* also said that Hello and Admiral
Stanton bad exchanged calls.
Newburypi rt, Has*., Nov. St. B. Moody Royn
ton, who was Bl Weal Newbury on n flying trip
yesterday, ? .-*> ask-.I In regard t<> the "Itoynton"
Ineldenl Iii Rio Harbor, and he said:
?ri:- letter of Dr. Charles ES. itoynton which han
been published deepens tic* mystery regarding
tbe var captain taken prisoner by the uriiish
flo-t In the bailor of l'.ra_ll. This man, aceordlni
to th"' "dil. lal dispatches to the Secretary of th.
Navy, appears to have been committing an net ol
war. using the Rngllsh royal standard to caver
bis torpedo-boat, which, loaded britt dynamite.
?ought the destruction of Hello's fleet To save his
Hf.- end to regals his liberty be appealed as an
American dtlsen- and stated thal be was ny rela?
tive, i ir. Charles R. Boynton. He was surrendered
to the Ani-llcan Navy, and the appeal that ch me
io ni- through th- newspapers eras argent, <>n sc*
count of what i supposed was in- great dangar <>t
n near relative.
A few months previous I had heard of the
baths of a son nini daughter of my cousin In
OregO* and I was led to bell, ve from letters re
relred that to cover his grief he had fled to Hra
-11. tendered his s.-rvlc-s in th. yellow fever hos
pltals iii Ki" and lo prevent the .shelling of the
City offered his Hie In this mad attempt, really
mu.Ie by u mun impersonating my cousin. I felt
ll my duty to ask lb- Sa re la ry of State and thc
Seen tary of th- Navy to suv- lils bf- and restore him
io Uti.riy. I desire at this tim- to express hiv
I-pest obligations b. these ofllciaia This daring
impersonator musl have been well scquslnted with
Mr. Boynton, and, through him, with me, In order
to have made so bold and successful an appeal
for liberty In our name* 1 hoi"' soon to learn
nure fully the particular! of what ls lo nie more
istonlshlng than to the public.
"I have no doubt of th., genuineness of the ro
?ent'iy published letter from my cusin, as I hav
n.-iv-i a personal letter from him. Ulled with
indignation over the false use ..f Ills name, and
thanking me and others for efforts In his supposed
PARA- HF. TIIIM-S, ll \N \ T .MINIM ia Tin:
Itl'.i'l.l.l.liiN .l!:\/|| I KN M'.'A'S IN
" TTI1 TIMI.-'*
Washington, Nov. '>. The r. port In "Thc I.on
lOB Timi-," this weeping, to the effect that the
Stat- nf i'.ir.i had Joined the revolutionary forces
In Ilrazll ls not credited at the llr.-zlllan LogatlQB
In this city. Bsaor M.nd.mea, the ItrazllUn Min?
ister, said to-day that ni dispatch which he had iv
salved from his government msde mention of the
Iefectloa of Para, and, if such bsd bees th.- case, he
iv.mal certainly have b, en Inf uni. I. Senor Mendonea
was asked whether or not ther- was anything In
the IHllUh-l condition of aff.'lrs in Paru thal
would lend him to believe such a movement In
that State probable. He wild, "tin the contrary,
the repubilcnn sentiment In Pd"-. aM BUllfeatSd hy
the terms of the congratulatory dispatches from
the Governor to President Pelxoto at his Inaugura?
tion, ls stronger than that of any other 8late In
Ilrazll. On that occasion the Governor, Dr. Lauro
Sodre, telegraphed to Pelxoto: 'If you fall, I fall
with you. I consider you the true representative
of republican Interests In Brazil.' "
"Dr. I .au io Sodre," continued the Minister, "was
the private secretary of one of the members of the
first Cabinet of the Republic, and for many years
prior thereto had been engaged in the propaga?
tion of republican doctrines throughout the coun?
try, so that I cannot believe that a movement In
favor of the restoration of the monarchy has taken
place In that State."
"Tho Times," Senor Mendonca said, prior to the
establishment of the republic in 1800 had excellent
sources of Information In Brazil, and was repre?
sented by competent correspondents, but under the
present condition of things, with the Government
controlling the cables and the telegraph lines as
a portion of the postage system, he was Inclined to
doubt tho accuracy of the leport which lt published
this morning. At present no political information
whatever could get out of Brazil by cable, and
he was Inclined, therefore, to attribute the source
of the report to the correspondent of "The Times"
either In Lisbon, whore the monarchical party ls
strong, or in Paris, wher? a considerable colony
of Brazilian refugees ls located.
Minister Mendonca referred to the other state
mont published this morning to the effect that
Admiral Mello had for his object the restoration of
tho monarchy In Brazil.
"I don't believe that ls Mello's Intention," said
Senor Mendonca. "He ls too smart a man to en?
gage In a movement having that object for Its
end. He ls working for himself In this matter,
and doubtless hoped to profit by the movement
which he beljan this fall. On the 27th of Novem?
ber, 1831, Admiral Mello started on a similar move?
ment, which resulted In the downfall of Fonseea,
the (irst President of Brazil, hut In Pelxoto he has
found a man of different type. President Pelxoto
has kept himself entirely within the constitution
and the laws of the Republic, and is supported by
the Congress of the Nation: so that Admiral Mello
can allege nothing against his official action, which
the people centrally will receive with any credence."
Senor Mendonca has returned to Washington from
New-Vork greatly fatigued from hts labors there
In connection with the Utting out of the fleet
which has sailed for Brazil to engage Mello's forces.
The dynamite vessel Pr strover, he said, would be
ready to nail by the last of the week.
The Central Park Menagerie suffered a great
loss yesterday, and there ls probably not one
visitor In a thousand, especially among the chil?
dren, who will not fool as if he had lost an old
friend, when he hears of tho violent death of
tho famous African lion Jack yesterday after?
noon. "Poor Jack!" That was the expression
heard upon all sides as tho crowds came stream?
ing out of the Arsenal and Menagerie buildings
after the occurrence. The death was an ex?
traordinary one, and as lt took place In the
presence of one of tho biggest crowds of visi?
tors this season, the excitement was intense.
It ls hardly necessary to tell any one where
the great lion's cage was In the building Just
w.st of tho old Arsenal Building, as nearly
everybody has known the celebrated Jack ever
simo ho carno to tho Park. That was about
?even foam ago, and ho was a robust specimen
of his kind then, and only five years old.
Probably tie was the greatest favorite in all
tho animal colony in tho park, and r.ot a day
passed by after his coming when he had been
able to take his dinner without seeing; hundreds
of young and old friends gazing at him through
tho Iron bars. Ho had, however, become so used
to all this that he paid little attention to what
was going on while he was feasting, although
of late he had heard the word "Jack" so often
dinned in his oars that, some of the keepers be?
lieve, hi: had become convinced that Jack was
his wino, and consequently often turned hla
head about to sec a friend who pronounced the
name loudly.
The animals' dinner was going on yesterday
afternoon between 1 and 2 o'clock as usual,
and, of course, there was a big crowd of spec?
tators. The w.-athcr was so pleasant that there
were more people In attendance than there hnd
boon for a long time, and the centre of at
tra. tion was tho popular pet Hon Jack. He was
always a fine-looking king of his kind, but he
never looked grander than ho was yesterday,
and his keepers said that he had never been
In better health.
Jack, when ho got his first chunk of meat,
was evidently hungry, for ho seized it with
avidity, and at unco started to make a quiet
meal ..f it, knowing from custom that what is
al!.! tho "extra" chunk would follow the
small one, and that lt was an attract?
ively big piece compared with the other.
Tho moment he got his small piece he lay
doam upon the tloor with the meat between his
paws and munched e.way ut lt greedily. Oc?
casionally, he growl "1 a bit and stopped gnaw?
ing at the meat to get a view of his friends
outside of tho bars, and then he would resume
Tho Hon had done quick work with the meat.
and be had just risen to his foot and made a
si ride toward the bars, apparently expecting tho
extra big piece to be niven him as usual, when
li- suddenly mad" a Jump, shook his hoad Vio?
lently, and then applied his forepaws to his
mouth, as if trying to gat rid .d' something be?
tween his jaws or In his throat. Ho whirled
around once or twice as he pawed at tho jaws
and then, apparently growing weak, ho stag?
gered as If h.* had hard work to koop on his
fe 't. The great animal was evidently in an
agony of pain, and, as bis .*yos fairly bulged out
..f his head and he tottered toward the front of
th- cage with an almost beseeching look In
them, the crowd became aware that Jack was
choking to de uh.
Th.- keepers saw lt, ton. and there then ensued ri
s. -ne .d' tremendous excitement. Homo women
and children began to .ty, and, fearing con?
fusion, tho cautious keepers quietly, but quickly,
had the crowd move out of tho room. The doors
Were then locked.
But. Jack's fate had been settled. Tho keefK'rs
COUld give tho groat Hon no help, and before one
half the crowd had been hustled out he had
rolled over on his side and, writhing In pain,
breathed his last.
Policeman McCormick ind tho keepers wore
utterly dumfounded. Tho whole thing had
happened s.. suddenly and so quickly that even
ha.l they had tho best appliances known to saw
an animal from suffocation tiny would have
boen of no avail.
When Jack's body was taken from tho cage
and carri..! to a "West House," north of tho
aviary, it hal to be forced through a big
crowd which lind come down from Chico's
quarters, as well as the hundreds who had
beard the nows near by. Everybody felt sor?
rowful and ninny a friendly word was dropped
by the children about tho old friend they ad?
mired so much. Jack was tho only Hon in the
Park, hut there aro two lionesses.
Strange to say, when tho lion's body was
dissected, about an hour after lils death, the
meat that was supposed to have stuck in his
throat and choked him was not found In the
throat; lt lind passed to the stomach. The
throat wns found to bo black and .swollen In?
side, and tho man that did the surgery work
said that tho strain made by the animal to
force the moat down had caused the swellln-j
Which suffocated him to death.
TEAIB'WBBCBBBS CAUSE A fatal accidest.
New-Orleans, Nov. 28.?A cross-tie placed across
the track of the Mississippi Valley Ballroad two
miles below Butcher caused the wreck of a gravel
train. Fireman ro?arty, of Vicksburg, was killed
Instantly, and Engineer t'asey was fatally Injured
A negro brakeman and two other members of the
train crew wer. Injured. The Sheriff ls hunting
for the miscreant who placed the tie on the truck.
Boston, SAv. 28.?Harmon *W. Haley, a popular
fOUag Instructor In dentistry at Harvard, attempted
niictde this morning by cutting his throat nn.i
s In a critical condition. He lias b**en in d?.
nealth for some time, and this ls probably the rJ.n_?
)f the act. ills home ls In Blddef.rd. Me
Providence. R. I.. Nov. 28-The will of Dr T
?"hatcher Graves made hy him ^Veel Campton;
L&^-^rflt&r SK&&-SS".
il, property to his wld.w. Emmi jj 1,! of
She was appointed administratrix of the opt***Ves'
Washington, Nov. 28.~-Whether or not lt ha
true, as reported, that Bourke Cockran, ia
some comments upon the Tariff bill made pub?
lic yesterday, said that "a spirit of communism
seems to run through the entire bill," there
is no doubt whatever that some of the proposi?
tions of that extraordinary production are such
as he does not and cannot approve. What la
true of Mr. Cockran ls also true of Mr. Whiting,
Mr. Stevens and perhaps one other member of
the Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Stevens
was a member of the sub-committee that framed
the tariff schedules, and he may, therefore, feel
bound to support and defend every provision
therein contained, but Messrs. Cockran and
Whiting are not in the same position, and it la
believed that the latter, at least, will kick over
the party traces in the House and work and vote
against a number of the recommendations of tho
majority of the committee.
Among Democratic members of the House of
Representatives there is a strong undercurrent
of opposition to various provisions which, if it
could be united and consolidated, might amount
to something. There are, probably, at least
fifty Democratic Representatives each one of
whom is strongly opposed to one or more feat*
u'res of the measure, and a considerable propor?
tion of that number are opposed to substantially
the same provisions?free coal, iron ore and
lumber. The Louisiana Democrats are at war
with the sugar schedule, and declare that they
will never submit to lt. In conversation to?
day one of them said:
"Why did they not think to provide that the
duty on rice should be reduced at the rate of
12V4 per cent a year while they were cutting
down the protection on sugar at that rate?
Can it be because a good deal of rice ls pro?
duced in Georgia, as well as in Louisiana,
while no cane sugar is produced in the former
State, which has a representative in the Waye
and Means Committee? The duty on rice,
upon the production of which infinitely less
labor and skill are expended than In the pro?
duction of sugar, is reduced only 25 per cent,
being Axed at 1**_ cents a pound, which ls
equivalent to an ad valorem duty of more than
70 per cent. N'o, slr, tho bill will never pasa
the Senate in Its present obnoxious form, what?
ever the House may do with it."
"How will you defend the general substitu?
tion of ad valorem for specific rates of duty in
the face of Secretary Manning's report to
Congress In 1886?" asked a Tribune correspond?
ent of a Democratic member of the Ways and
Means Committee to-day.
"Oh, don't you think the country has already
had too much of the Manning report and is
nauseated with lt?" was the Irrelevant reply.
The report of Secretary Manning in favor of
specific and against ad valorem rates of duty
was supported by a **aat array af testimony
from customs officials, Consuls and importers,
as well as from manufacturers. Irrespective of
party. Out of 162 replies to Secretary Man?
ning's inquiry on this subject, no less than
128, or about 80 per cent, were in favor of spe?
cific as op-iosed to ad valorem rates, and the
reasons submitted in support of them were so
cogent and convincing that President Cleve?
land's first Secretary of the Treasury in his
report to the House of Representatives wrote:
"One advantage, and perhaps the chief advan?
tage, of a specific over an ad valorem system ia
in the fact that, under thc* former, duties aro
levied by a positive test which can be applied by
our officers while the merchandise ls in the pos?
session of the Oovernment and according to a
standard which is altogether National and do?
mestic. That would be partially true of an ad
valorem system levied upon 'home value," but
there arc constitutional Impediments In the way
of such a system which appear to be in?
superable. But under an ad valorem system tho
facts to which the ad valorem rate ls to be ap?
plied must be gathered in places many thousand
miles away, and under circumstances most un?
favorable to the administration of Justice. Ono
hears it often said that If our ad valorem rates
did not exceed 25 or 30 per cent, undervaluation
and temptation to undervaluation would disap?
pear, but the records of this department for tho
years 1M7, UM and 1857 do not uphold that con?
clusion. Of course I am very far from advocat
liiK the universal application of specific rates,
but I do believe lt to be possible for the more ex?
perienced and conscientious of our appraising or
examining officer-. In different parts of the coun?
try and for the experts in this department to
prepare a plan for the prudent enlargement of
specific ratings which will greatly promote the
welfare of the Government and of the country,
and as a matter of administration, not work In?
justice to any class in the community."
The number of different rates of duty at that
time under the Tariff Act of 1883 was 1.379, of
which 703 were ad valorem, 590 specific and
eighty-six compound rates. These proportions
were reversed in the Tariff Act of 1890. The
majority of the Ways and Means Committee
now proposes to swell the number of ad va?
lorem rates to proportions that have not been
seen in the last thirty years.
Secretary Manning gave, as an additional
reason why specific rates of duty should bo
adopted whenever practicable, the growing
practice of shipping gooda by foreign manu?
facturers to the United States and the taking
in this country of orders on samples for gooda
to be delivered at New-York at duty-paid prlcea
arranged in United States currency. In this
relation, he wrote:
"Just as manufacturers In other States ot
our own Union send their merchandise on con?
signment to their own agents to sell In New
York, so do and so will European manufactur?
ers. The ledgers of commerce and trade will
more and more be written and kept In that
city, and laws of taxation. State or National,
immediately probable, are not likely greatly to
impede or change the current. As buyers la
New-York do not go to New-England to buy
her staple manufactures, but find all the ele?
ments of buying in New-York, so lt will nat?
urally be with European productions. If that
is to be the case, I do not think our existing
ad valorem rate, can In future be honestly
or satisfactorily worked under the existing con?
ditions of our invoice law, our appraising law
and the force of consular and appraising offl
cera that we now have."
According to the Chi.ago platform, lt ls "t\
fundamental principle of thc Democratic party
that the Federal Government has no conatlU*,
Monal power to Impose and collect tariff duties
except for tho purpose of revenue only."
The bill framed by the Democratic majority
of the Ways and Means Committee ls in flat
contradiction to this cherished "fundamental
principle" in many respects. During tAw iBRt

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