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iTLErTION B!ON!F!F.S--THI, G?.??????.
fnv ?p??G.????? t? t??? thi im xk.1
Detroit. July 14.?L. J. Crawford, of Newport.
Ky., ??as elected president of the National Re?
publican League tn-dav His election may be
considered rightfully ns pnrt of a carefully con
Bidered piar, of the National Administration to
hold Ohio within Republican lines the present
WaarMaalt??] Influence*, n.though quietly exert- !
ed. were discernible and the Ohio delegates, '
after amusing every one by dividing their vote
rn one ballot bet.vecn the Kentucky and the In?
diana candidates for president of the League,
Iwiftly 8?vung over to Mr. Crawford, and when
he seemed in some danger of d at cast all dis?
solse aside and openly labored all over the con?
vention hall to l-rlng about his election.
Mr. Cra.vford live? at Newport, In Kentucky,
right on the Ohio bord??r. For the last two years
he has been making campaign spe<-ches in Ohio,
and he is thoroughly acquainted with political
affairs In that State. Moreover, he has been
president of the Republican League Club or?
ganization of Kentucky, and In that position has
ghown great executive ability. League ?vork In
Ohio, therefore, ??ill be prosecuted by him ?vlth
a knowledge of that political territory possessed
hy few Republicans living outside the State, and
?ferSI be carried on ?vlth adequate ability.
Mr. Crawford also o?ved his election to the
tfleslre of the Southern Republicans to strengthen
?the organisation of the Republican party south
?of Mason and Dlxon's line. His support ?vas
?specially fervent on the part of representatives
?Of such States as Kentucky, Maryland, West
Virginia and Tennessee, ?vhich have recently
knade large Republican gains. Many of the West?
ern Republican leaders in the convention also
thought that as bet?veen Frederick Fleitz, the
?Pennsylvania candidate, and Mr Cra.vford. they
Dught to support the latter, since Pennsylvania
?aas a "sure" Republican State, ?vhereas Ken- j
tucky was still doubtful.
Mr Fielt? was the leading candidate until Mr.
Crawford'? friends brought home to the West?
ern Republicans th? fact that the Republicans
r>f the Border States ought to be encouraged in
their Republicanism by having one of their
rumher placed at the head of the great Republi?
can League organization. It ??as also urged
that Mr. Cra.vford would so build up the League
organization In the Border States as greatly to
Increase the chances of the Republican party car?
rying these States. But. as already stated, lt
was Washington influ?nces In favor of bring?
ing about a complete organization and an in?
crease of League clubs In Ohio that finally tipped
the scale In favor of Mr. Crawford and Insured
his election.
Scarcely had President Woodmansee called the
?tonventU-n to order this morning ?vhen Secre?
tary Do?A]lnK read the following telrgrnm from
Senator Hanna of Ohio:
Washington. D. f\, .luly 14. UR.
My official duties ate preventing rr.y attending
I'our convention, which I greatly regret. I de?
sire, howev?r, through you. fo thank and com?
mend the I.^HCiic for Its work, and to bespe.-'k
for It a useful and prospero?!? future,
?. ? HANNA.
The Committee on Rules reported, through
Mr. Rich, of Kentucky. Then followed the re?
port of the Committee on Credentials, which waa
?.?resented by R. J. Woods, of Smith Dakota
\ Southern colore?! delegate from Louisiana,
?? hose name had not been put on the roll, at?
tempted to obtain half a vote, bot ?va? beaten
r= boob as a speech h. ?? been made by another
olored delegate, declaring thai the oust? d dele?
gate intended to go to Ohio and support John H.
McLean foe Senator, In opposition to Senator
???.???. Ihe report of .he Committee on Cre?
dentials waa then adopted. It showed 1,912
vetes in th?- convention.
THK ??.?'??'?? OF THK LBAOVB.
Mr. Bunilv, ?if Ohio, chairin.m ?.f the Com?
mute?? ..? Resolutions, read the platform, which
???as heiiitily applauded, especially tl'.'it pi'.rt
preising the Republican National Administra?
tion. The platform was as follows:
The repre?entatlvea ..f ihi Nittonul League or
Republican Club? of the I'nlted Btatea, In convi >
tlon assembled lr ihe city ?>? Detroit, reaffirm their
unf,iit?-ring nil.-ci.11 io the principie? ind ?> ?11 ? -
of ih? party -f protection, sound money, reelproe?
Iti an.i patriotism, ?? expn ????'. it; the St. Lout?
f itform. Th fall ? whl-li prompted the nomini?
tien snd elpction of William McKlnlej 11 : ? ? a It? ?
publican Congress haa ???-.i Justified, ?p? we con?
g? lete ili?? Ounlry ?it?* ? tiie evidence r,f retur?i
irg prosperity. U'e ?!??-.?? anew the enerxj and
?apport f th?? gient ar.tiv of organized Lc.ig te
m?r i-i every Biete of the Republic for Ihe ad?
Vanoemcnt and continued ?ucees? of the party of
At"r;. ?m l.in oln.
vv view with ?atlstfaetlon the progr?s? ibat
h?s h?? ? m?ilf during the short period of ihe nre?
em Republican Administration toward ibe fuirii
wi?m of every pledge p???> to thr people, and
?"??mtnMid tli?? I'reslnent mid Congreea for iheli
prompt and decisi??? action In Rending ? monetary
conuni-?i"p 'n confer ?rltri othei greal Power?
cf ?h? world In ihe Interest? of Internatlonsl hi
n".n*nl!i>m We rejoice In 'he conclusion of a treaty
pro.-.rij??.?: for th. ?nnexatlon of Has ill, and expect
thai pending Hi?? ratification thereof by the Sollffir
of ihe I'nlted Btatee Ihe Administration ??ill pro
leci ? hi Island? againsi - ? ? I Interference.
Th??? Ti<?i iihiir.tr> ? .? .? proclaimed In ISM It* active
in'^r???? in and ?ympnthy wi'h th?? Cuban patrioti
in their lone mo heroic struggle against foreign
Btlarule and oppression, a? well na the faci that
?1 ha? losi ..'iiirol of ?/uba T h?? (1rs? and prac?
tical ?vidence ->f ih?? ?Inceri!y of these declaration?
1? ??? t"?? and unmistakable lessening of Spanish
atrocities ^n<! butcheries In l'uba al ? hr? demand
of th..- Natloi March I, 119? The verdtel ?,f
th? ?i,. . ?. .m o??opb and 'he rotei of hum ?
l? thai th? leeless and Inhuman effori? ?? Spain
te govern ('uba ha?-e lasted long enough, ind -.-??
1.?? President McKinley may be ? ??li???! upon
ir? im, ni?,?.? i?i? good office? lo end Ihm struggi?
with ihe greatest promptitude consistent ??- i 111 ?vis??
a<lm|n'M?r itlon
In orde ? io cuti? im?? effect ibe potlcj advocated
? ib? ' .-? National Republican gdstforn
' rneatly ?irr?? upon ' ongrea? the ea riles) ?.? .^ -- ? ?,?. ?
-of ? dlserimlnalTng duly measure for th??
protection and upbuilding of our ?hipping in the
foreign ir:,.l.?
Wr .?.??? v.|v ? ? ??' ? ' mai ? ? ? h leg! atlon by
poiintl??? ..i will encourag.; boel sugar Indu?
^v ?? ? gat ? commend t?. ???<? conakleratlon of the
R*1 ll-nn club? "f the I'nlted St.-n.s. as a matter
*? ??'".'? .?,??.. d,?. .pi.-rion ot granting auftrage t<
^' emphatically condemn the parti??? action of
'?" l'*?i Demoeratlc Presldetil Its, i-ummarily t???
"'"??' .-r from ? fu.??- ' ? ion ?oldleri and other irl?-.l
?til competent ? > ; ? * ? ! ! ?? servant?, and In extending
ine protection of Ibi -lassili..I ?ervlce over hi? own
aptioii'?.. ,?, ?.? nt requiring any examination ??
?o their ntne?a and without regard to Ihelr quail
nrttion?, m a ?ham ind a fraud ??.,') ? ?ubveralon
? J'??? latent and purpose of the 'ivil Service lsw?
? "??? ?e f?;? .r .?? irodlneailcn of th rule? and previ
?jan? if ??id ?a?* r->i the ?t?.??? of the publl
vie?. ,?,,;,? to :,..?,.,>?,? .h,? groa? Injustice tims perpe?
wi i. ji;?f-? i)litt new afeguarda be Incorpori led
?J?:0 ?-'?? Im nlgrallon li w* to prevent unworthy !m
?^??rant? fi ,ut landing, upon our ahorea and 'rom
?Merina Into competition with th?? cltlsen labor of
? athlxe ?uh tv- irinrr? ????? ???????? labor?
. ? - ?..,-?, ...,?., ...... ??,? 11 ? . : ?. ? ;- ...... ?>.?>>?, ........ ?
?n? men ut the land in lh?-lr peaceful nt roggie? for
jr?ing w.., , nd believe thai the Tariff bill aeon
jo I?- p^y-Kj ),?,? Congn s?? will reeton th? good
jun.?? mioyed hv all clliser? under former Rspub
?aar Admintatretlona ?nd destroyed l ?.? Demo?
cratic free-trad? legislation.
D f Btraker, of Detroit, a co?V>red deiagate,
offendi a reaohltrOB corideiimlng iyncb la?v. The
rj?inmitt.,. on i.esoiutior.i? wai haatlly b m
on-?, Mr. Strakor's revolution was ifferred to
n, and tii? resolution ?vas afterwaid presented
tf> and ad,pt,d by the convention. The reso?
lution ajbdemned lyachlng a.?- "a dental ot
Justice and a re proa? :i to mora lit?."
The follosrlag trleprnni ?. i-:d from the
?c.-ohant?? Aaaoclatlon of Kaw-Tork:
Th?? Merchante' Association of New-York hasjlt?
Bf.lByltaB the National l,eague, now In aeasloa a:
' ro". to make Nc?v-Vork city their place for
'.?? tin ut-a oa sevsath uu??.
[?t t??.????G?? t? tiik minrxs.]
Pan Francisco. July 14,-Forty Alaska
miners came In here to-day by the steamer
Excelsior, brlnerlng over B&SBflOo In ?told dust
from the new Clondyke minea on the Yukon.
Just over the line In British Columbia. The
steamer also hrouirht |3??,000 In gold dust to
the Alaska Comtnerotal Company. The dust
brought by th.- forty miners was taken directly
to Selby'e smelting works on Montgomery-at.,
and It was the larReat sln?le consignment made
to thorn since the days of '40.
The party was made jp of miners who had
been In tho Yuk ?n country from three months
to a year ?nd a half. The "tenderfeet" had
hoen tho luckiest, for many of them cleaned up
?*? ?.,??? t? 120,000 In two months. T. S. Llppy
and his wife, of this city, brought down $00,000.
which represents their work since April, 1?W..
Mrs. Llppy, who le a small, wiry woman, tanned
black by the sun, was the first woman to erosa
over the divido from Junc-au to the new camp.
Phe did much "hustling:" in the winter, and she
showed a nobl?-? pair of moose antlers as a
trophy of her skill wl h the rifle. Hollngshead
and Stewart wore partners who cleaned up In
twelve months about ?F.'.O.OO.
As tho United States Hint was closed for tho
day when the mincis arrived, they parked their
sacks of gold dust to Selby's office. There a
picturesque collection of bags was produced.
Some were made of door hide, and hold as much
as 92*500, Tho commonest kind were of duck
or buckskin, and held 91,000. Several of the
miners ran out of oven canvas baes, and were
for??od to put their gold in tumblers and fruit
jars, which they covered with writing paper.
Th. y loohed like fruit or Jolly put up by coun?
try housewives
All the bacs were welshed, and, then as fast
as tho weight was recorded, they ?vero slit opon
with a sharp knife and the contents were poured
upon the broad counter, which has a depression
in the mblilb?. Tho heap of gold dust looked
like a pile of yellow shelled corn, and Its weight
?vas about throe hundred and twenty pounds.
No such heap of glittering treasure has been
se?-n hero since early days, when the placer
mlnerr from Colonia, Calaveras and tho rich
bars of tho American, Yuba and Feather rivers
brought their gold dust down to this city.
Besides tho stories told by those min??rs, who
havo no reason to exaggerate, tno Alaska Com?
mercial Company received reports from several
of their oflleers which confirm the reports of the
fabulous richness- of the Clondyke mining dis?
trict. Other placer districts have boon as rich, but
none hav? ovei been found so large In extent.
The district is thirteen miles In extent, with
nn average richness for each mine of .$.'.( ?.,G???.
Many miners bought claims for 925,000 or $.*.(?,
000 on ninety days' tim<->, paying down 9800 or
91,000, and In a month got out enough to own
claims and ha\-o a handsome surplus. The
agent at Circle City say.? gold is so abundant on
the Clondyke that few men can be hired to work
for others, though -?."it. a day ire the wages.
Most of the best claims have altead? been se?
cured by tenderfoot prospectors, as old miners
bad no faith In the camp when It ?vas first found.
At Dawaon, near the camp, men come in and
leave sacks of gold dust on deposit, and these
are thrown under the counter by tho storekeep?
er a.?? though they were bags of flour. The whole
country Is wild about discoveries, and every one
who can got an outfit Is pouring Into Clondyke.
iriiiirr oi? thi: inspection noAiu? on tiik
Baltimore, July 14-William L. Malstcr, president
of the Columbian lr.n Works, builders of the
torpedo-boat Foot?-, is highly Indignant because of
tin? adverse criticisms made on the little craft by
a majority of the members of the board appointed
to look after her recent trial trip on Chesapeaki
Bay. "We ar? \?i!lirig,"' said Mr. Malster. "to
rest our reputation on the ability of the Koote to
stand s test with say torpedo-hoat now flying th??
Hag of any civilised nation. Not only Is she equal
to all fonigli makes, but ?be is Immeasurably su?
perior to tn, Porter or any other of her class in
ih?? American Navy. Sb<? i?? to-day, and ? defy con?
tradiction, tic superior of any torpedo-boat carry
ins the Star, and S'.rii???-?.
"The report by th?? majority of the Hoard proves
Itself false .m Its very face, In the ilrst place, the?
say that ah. lacki.i speed! That la s falsehood.
She ??as built to mak.? twenty-four ani one-half
knots an hour, and sh.? did so ?villi many condi?
tion- against her. Secondly, sh?? is said by the
honorable Board to have poor steering Qualities.
i'n that licore thej attack themselves, sh?? was
bull) exactly according tn Government experts' de?
signs, an.? they cannot blame the Columbian Iron
Work? When tnell pel plans are not of the b.-sl
The Oovernmenl made the plans and ws carried
them out to tlie Liter Her supposed 'great dls
turbnnce of water" is likewise due to the same
causes, and lb* Government Is wholly to blame."
Atlanti?? ?'ity. Jill?' 14 (Special!.?The schooner
Sophia Godfrey, Captain Chapman, bound from
Norfolk. Va., to New-York, with barrel Staves.
\?a? sighted about ti? o miles'off this eity to-day
flying signs Is of distress. A heavy sea was run?
ning, making ? SlinOet Imposslbl? to launch a
boat, but Captain T/OUls i-cr-ho. ac-omparled by
C?-?orge Harris and Dewltt ''lark, bin ftsherm'-'n,
got a boa? off from the end of the pier and. after
hard pulling. reach??d the distressed ve?S"l They
found her ru ld??r post broken. Sh?? was also leak?
ing badly. Finding that they could give no assist?
ance the rc-ciiini. party started for shore. t???>
had nesrly reached the beach when an o?rlock
broke and the hon? swung around and wa? c^p.
The men trained a bold on the upturned bout.
but Wei? rapidi?? curried down the bench h\ th?
).??;,w current After several futile attempt? a
boat was launched by George Adams and Life
Guards RlchaYd and (?liver 1,<??, who ?ent to the
rescue or tb'? men. Wb?ii ?h?y were hauled Into
ti?'e boat tb??? were completely eahaualed and badly
brulaed from their buffeting by the heavy waves.
Harri- m?d .'?ark were soon revlTtsd, but it was
several lour?: before Borcbo recovered. A tue
arrived this evenlns and i?.ok the doiifrey In tow.
/1/ PRO I E M E Y TS I V ?? ? HI DSON.
RIVER ? i..\iMi:iti'K
Albany. July 14. Id?urei-ani-?'oloncl William Lad
low, "f lbs ITnlted States Kngtnaortng Corpo, hn?
made a report to th. ITnlted States Govetwment
of the work ace mpllshed In the Important Im
provements In the Hudson River. Before the im
pi ? i-nts began the navtsebia depth in thechan
ic I ??:??.. ? ?? w Malumore and Albany wa? seven
and one-hS '. f".t at mean low water, and betWeea
Albany and Troy, four feet. The result of Hie
dredalnS has been to Increase the width and depth
of the Shoelasl portions to -VI f.ct nnd ll1.? feet re
.p.ctivcly, and at How's 1'oint cross-over to 200
tv.l Width and 1. .?Ml deep at low vmt.-r. Be?
tween the railroad bridges S Albany the twelve
fOOl 'baa::?: v,ay wlib-ned to about four hundred
fc.r. tb?? to the Breaker island rock* ths tarsivo
, foot channel h from NO to too feet aide. The
I channel from Breaker Island Rock to the lower
' ?Id? ? ut ot Ina Bri? Canal, at K.<rt 8< huyler, 1?
I twelvi f'?t deep at mean low water for a width
from 40 io 12"i feet.
The amount of commerce of the section of the
river within the limits of the Improvement now In
progress for rt.e season of navigation amounted to
j about 5.800,000 tons, with r total valuation of about
1 1106,-00,-0. Tire work done ha? enabled vessel? of
deeper ?ir.ift to past- up and down the river
v.lth nearly ful: I.ads. and towboa-s of heavy
dialt to take lar-cir tows without delay from
grounding or low oi power by emptying the tanks
to reduce draft In order to pase freely over
shoals, to say nothing of freedom fr.,m broken
propeller wheels and damage to halls when sround
i luff occur-. The cost cf Ihe Improvement under
the present project is abolir 2,- ???G ,-f.?,, ?o th.
] value if the < immerce benefited.
DBj-.cio.ue ?????? ?.??, t-orrss.
A teaspoonful of Ore?;. M ?uni.rln Ceiitiuli? c?_n
, Sensed mllh in the morning noa??* ??*??-? s rich
I cream (lav. ?. superior ?vea to freeh cream. Every
package beats S Stan? official'? certificate of purity
-and CASWI'-I.I-, MASSEY k. CU.-Advu
Mrs. Fannie Waring Korn, a fugitive from
Justice from the Stato H'.spitnl f'>r Insane
Criminals at Matteawan, was arrested yester?
day afternoon hy Detective Mcf?rath. of tho
Central Office, and was taken to Folleo Head?
quarters. The hospital authorities were In?
formed of her apprehension. Mrs. Korn was
sent to the hospital for the criminally insane
after her trial In the Court of (?eneral Sessions
on July 2N, 180.'!. for the murder of her daugh?
ter. Florence, six years old, on the afternoon
of May G? of that year. Tho Jury declared that
the woman was Insane. In 1896. after hav?
ing been confined In the asylum for a little
more than two years, she eluded the vigilance
of the matron, and made her escape. A search
for her which followed proved fruitless, and
she waa not heard of again until McOrath
recognized her yesterday afternoon as he met
her in West Forty-seventh-st.
When th> detcctl -e addressed her as Mrs
Korn she denied her Identity, but soon admitted
that such was her name. She is forty-three
years old, and has lately been living at No.
34.8 West Forty-seventh-st. She appears to he
rational In her speech and action, according to
the police. The crime of which the woman was
accused was committed In the flat occupied by
the Korn family on the second floor of No. 101
West Klxty-eighth-st. The family consisted of
Ernest Korn, the husband, a coffee salesman;
.Mrs. Korn, the wife; Edwin, eleven years old,
tho son, and Florence, six years old. the daugh?
On the afternoon of May !.. 1196, the mother
put poison In the coffee of the two children
while they were at dinner, and compelled them
to drink a portion of the compound. As the
doses did not prove Instantly fatal, she took a
revolver and shot them both. Th?n she put a I
bullet Into her own bod?-. Little Florence died
Shortly after the shooting but Edwin reco??
ered, as did Mrs. Korn herself. Sh?? was tried
as soon as her condition would permit, and
waa adjudged Insane bv the Jury In the Court o
Oeneral Sessions.
Mrs. Korn was taken to Mat fa ?van last night.
The clemency shows a burglar by Frank
Fields, a grooeryman, In Rye at an early hour
yesterday morning came near costing him his
life. Tho burglar was caught rifling the till, and
In return for his liberty opened tire upon Mr.
Fields and put a bullet through hla ear. A
fusillade of bullets followed, and the man Is be?
lieved to have been wounded. The store Is kept
by Frank Fields and Peter Walsh ?Tho repre?
sent the New-York (.rocery and Tea Company,
and 1? In the main street In the village. Fi*l?ls
and Walsh have beep sleeping alternately in the
building to guard the stock and money drawer.
About 2 o'clock yesterlny morning Fields was
a'.vakened, and looking up saw a tall aud atrong
ly built man attempting to open the mone?
drawer, which contained shoal ?.JitO. a rear
wlndo?v was open half way. and the lock on the
inside rear di.or was forced.
Fields, who was on duty, always sleeps with a
revolver at hand. He clotched the weapon, and
reaching his arm a. ros.? the counter placed it
? lose to the burglar's head, which just protruded
from behind the counter. The burglar, Insensi?
ble of danger, worked a?vay at the lock, utter?
ing now and then a muflled curs? when it held
firm. Outside another burglar patrolled the
front ol the store. Fields could have killed the
man In an instant, but he hesitated, disliking
the idea of taking a human life.
The drawer came open and the burglar was
putting the money Into a bag. Fields raised his
weapon asain and took better aim. but bis cour?
age failed him, and In lowejring his revolver a
second timo he moved his c.t and made ? noise
which aroused the crouching man.
The robber ?vas on his feet in an instant, ro
VOtver in hand. and. so-ing Fields. \?h<> had also
arisen and confronted him. h?? fired at him. Th??
first bullet cut Fields's ear, and a second one
shattered some bottles on a counter directly be?
hind his head. Fields opened Are then, and after
firing several shots strack his antagonist. It is
believed In the arm. for the man gave a groan,
dropped bis revolver and fl??d. taking $18 and a
gold watch fr.>m the cash drawer.
Ho joined the other burglar and ran down the
street, closely pursued hy Fields and Village
Constable Leroy ?.anun, who had been a?vak? ned
by the firing.
The men In escaping ?*ent through some soft
mud. and the footprints indicate that one of
them wore N". 11 shoes. \?ith sharp-pointed toes.
Tn the morning it was found that they had eaten
a quantity of cheese and crackers, and ??ash"d
their meal down ??ith ginger ale, before Fields
had been disturbed. The re\olv?r was found In
a pool of Mood on th? floor.
They also had forced open the village freight
house, and tak?n a quantity of goods.
Washington. July 1- "The Senat? Committee nn
Foreign Relation? agreed to-day to report a reso
lutlon for the ratification of ths Hawaiian annex-i
tlon treaty without amendment. ? if ?he eleven
member? of the committee, only ?even were pres?
ent These were Messrs. Davis, ('iillnm. Foraher,
f.ark. Mora.in. Turpi? and l>r?tiie|. and of these all
but M?'Ssrs. Turpi? nnd Daniel cast their votes for
the resolution of ratification. Senator Fry?'? vote
WH also cast In that Intero?! by Sena'or Davis,
Mr. Frye hfiving left Instruction? to that effect.
Senators Daniel and Turple did not take I posi?
tive stand In opposition to the treaty, hut both ex?
pressed the opinion that It was neither expedient
nor consistent with the vast Importance of the sub?
ject that the trenty should be BSeSBSd to Immedi?
ate consideration, and that If the Senate WSJ not
to take the subject up at the present session the
better course would tie to |e??-e It In commit!??"
until the Senate should be prepared to pro .I
with Its consideration.
Senator Turple expressed himself as Inclined to
favor the treaty, but said that he thought It should
he nmeiKbd. li?? withheld hi? amendments, how?
ever, on the suggestion that the majority wonl.l
consider It preferable to have them offered In th?
There wa? a general understanding that the com?
mittee should make no effort to seeOia the con?
sideration of the treaty at tb.? present session.
Later In the day Mr. Davi? reported the aclton of
Ihe commlltie lo the Senate.
Trenton. N. .1 , July 14 ?Speciali.-Kx-Mayor Frank
A. Mag-SWaa, after laboring several hour? to-.l.i?
with his creditor? and financial hacker?, secured
another postponement of the sale of hla t-"'."?"
mansion, which was advertised to be disposed of
by the Sheriff. The txeeutlons against the prop?
erty amount to tlrtO.000.
Mr. Magowan has tried In vain for two week?
to secure the consent of Counsellor James Buch?
anan representing the creditor?, to an adjourn?
ment' Mr. l-tuohanan strenuously oppo?ed the
?.ranting of the aillournment to-day, and ?aid he
was prepared lo bit! aufticlent to cover the amount
of the execution.
Despite all bl? efforts, however, Sheriff Ashmor.?
Dostp?ned the aale. ..nd th" ex-Ma>or thu? secured
enoiner victory over hi? creditor?.
Rockwood'? Photograph? of Children beat the
world! ? per dosen. 1440 Broadway. -Ad??
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Washington. July 11. Senator Davis, chair?
man ?if the Commit tee on Foreign Relations, to?
day reported from that committee the following
Joint resolution:
That the President OS empowered to take euch
measures as In ntfl Juilumnit may be necessary to
ohtaln the releas? from the Spanish (?overnment
of (inn Melton. Alfr.-l ( '., I.aliorde and William
Qlldea arid rhr? resrorarlon Of the schooner Com?
petitor to her owner, sad to secure this he Is au?
thorized .-.nd requested to employ auch means or
exercise such power aa may be necessary.
The raport recites all the facts ?vhloh have
been brought out In the Competitor case, her
ownership, capture and the citizenship of the
three men named In the resolution, together
?vlth the proceedings thus far taken by the
Spanish authorities, the trial. sentence, etc.
The report chiiraetcrizes the proceedings as "a
BMCkerr Of I trial" The affidavits Of the pris?
oners are cited to show that they were coerced
Into Spanish waters, In which case they ??-ere
not Bjnenahla to Spanish Jurisdiction. They had
not committed piracy and Intended no act of
depredation on the high seas, nor ?vere they
subject to the Spanish authorities on account
of all-ged rebellion. The report then says:
Irrespective of any of the foregoing considera?
tion?, the conduct of Spain, as here'nh<?fore de?
tail.??!. conatltutee auch delay an?l denial of justice
and .?neh an actual Infliction Of injustice upon these
men as to make It the dntv of this Oovernmeiu to
demand reparation ther? for, Irrespective of any act
which these prison.?,?, may have committed up to
the date of their capture. Among the acts of
reparation whl?-h ought to he demanded shoulil he
th?? r.-lease of tinse CSptlVeS
Secretary Bvarta is quoted to sustain this posi?
tion. The report declares that the rights of the
men have been violated, and continues:
They have 1><????? tried and sentence?! to death by a
summary naval court-martial In a proceeding
which iiAs been annulled hy the appellata courts of
Madrid, upon the ground that such court-martial
lia?! no Jurisdiction Whatever over them. Ten
month? have ? apeed sia.?? thta death sentence was
annulled, and they have not again 'neen brought to
iiii. l in the meen ? ime they have been subjected
to protracted preliminary examinations preparatory
to their trial ?>\? another court-martial which dif?
fers from the first only In the fa??? rhat lt Is less
summary ami mor?? formal In its character than the
The report says that the men at the first trial
did noi know until after the testimony for the
proaecntlon was !n that an Interpreter was pres?
ent, and the only translation made to them ?vas
at th?? dose of the procc dings, when they were
asked if they had anything to say. Necessarily
tli?-?- could have little to say. yet one of them
proLsted that he had not understood one word
of the pro?loadings against him by ?vhich hi? life
was adjudged forfeited.
"With th.-s?? protests." continues the report,
'the trial en<!ed. and the defendants were im
anedlately sentenced to death. It is now four
teen month? since they were arrested, during all
of whi??h time [hey have been held in the Cabanas
Portress as prisoners Melton and [?aborde are
unquestionably citizens of the United states.
Qlldea is -? British subject, but he waa a sailor
upon an American vessel when taken, was act
Ing as It.? mate, and it is the opini?.? of your
committee that he is entitled to be protected t'y
this Government. He was set-vine under the
flag, ami h?? ?s entitled to ?..? protected by it.
"In our opinion, these acts of delay and de?
nial of Justice and of th?? Infliction of Injustice
vitiate and make void any right which Spain
had In the beginning of this transaction to pro
coed criminally r-giiinsr any of these men. This
Government should demand that they be set at
liberty, and that .n?? Competitor be restored to
her OWneT, as th? r?? is no evidence that the o.vner
km-?? anything about the divergence of the ves?
sel from Ita regalar voyage t>? Lemon city, Fia."
Bicycle Policemen Kavanagh wa? again Injured
last night in ?topping a runaway al Bevi nty-slxth?
st. and tie Boulevard. While his injurie? this ;?mo
are trivial, hta conduci v..?s admirable, .md a large
crowd of people thai gathered to wltne?? ht? ?cl
cheered him loudl? when the frightened horse ?/as
hroughl 10 a slain!-'ill. .'? ", o'< lock yesterday
afternoon Kavanagh waa ai Beventy-?ixth-?t. and
id? Boulevard when hi ?.iw a horse coming ??? a
mad gallop toward him or. the ?real drive, or wrong
-?ili.?, io ?aw at once that II was ? runaway, and
In gol off his ?vh???! and stood right in ?he patii "f
tlie? hois.?. As ih? anima! swept By him he lumped
and caughl ?he bridle, He ?vis dragged half <
hi lek 1? fore he could ?ion rh?? horse.
In ihe struggle he had his heel painfully brulaed,
bul he wai able to remain on duty. While Kava?
nagh was holding the horse ? young man ran up
ami ?aid he was rh?? driver. I!?? described himself
as Daniel Curlcj of N SU Bset Thlny-flfth-at.,
and s-iid rhe horse belonged ??, a Klre Commis?
sloner ?!-? would nor tell the poli??? aia ? who the
rommlasloner wss.
T?v> w.eks ano Kavanagh stopped a runaway
brewery team belonging to the Peter Doelger Urow
eri Company. ?* ? sked his life at lhal time, hut
mil .?.? iilously "?.-noci.
Th?- following nlsht he stopped a dell?'ery horse
Ir longing to ,-?)???????'?. Brothers, of No. IM R]--?"k
p??( Thin tinie h?? ?;?s badly Injured, and wns
confined to hi? bed for .?om<? daya.
? ?
-fi???, BB *? CO.
Baltimore, julj i? i? wn? asserted hers to-ds?.
that J. P. Morgan ? Co and ipeyet .? Co., of
New-tori?, are negotiating with ? ?lew of ??streeirtz
upon a plan looking to the earlj reorganization of
Hie Bnirimor?? ?nd Ohio Railwaj iy?tem. These
State?? rourt? hero thai ?n attempt to hav? ?ep
arai reeelyer? appolnt??d for the Chicago dlvlslo-i
M .- confemolsted, ? n ? irhlch would .?-nit in
th?? loss io ihe road of thai Importan) branch, and
might ill tima tel) lead ?o ihe dlsriip Ion of the en?
ti!?? ?.yetem outside ??f ihe main line.
The antagonism hetsr? ? th? is hanking linn?
ara? si Ih? l m? regarded ?? th.- real reason ?,,?
the proposed notion regsrdlng a separate receiver
?hip, and ihe announ? meni iliar ihey have
fea-'hed an understanding I? hailed with sstl'fac
Ikm, sa Indicating noi on!? thai the system as n
now Btand? will not he disturbed, bui thai tha
presen I r.Ivernhlr? will he permitted to carry our
its plan? without further opposition, and ??'<? i.?
iranlraiion hioinrht ahoul mon? espedltlously and
with lea? coel to the stock and homi holder? than
?eemed likely > we? k ago.
It l? nlsn asaerted lhal ?'" opposition to th?? Issue
of ?? new batch of eertltleate? to pay f >r rolling
?lock Baked f"i h? the receiver? on Saturday laal
?vin now be withdrawn, and ?:p? thi?. as ?rell as
all other iBsuea of eertlfleate?. will be taken up by
fumilili?; the whole Into bonds bearing a low rate
of interest when the reorganisation takes place.
- ?
Stephen Pastine, twenty-two years old, of no.
-te; Canal-?t, employed a? an agen I by ;, W|n,.
dealer at Na im Uherty-st., ws? ?truck by iight
nlrig ami lastsntly killed In Jersey City yeetsrday
sfternoon. Pastine w?? in rh?? city on buslaesa
The heavy downpour of rain began while h?? wa?
waiting for a transar-car In Montgomery??., at tn.?
Boulevard, ll? took Bbell ? from the ?term under
? large rhestnat 1rs? In t.1?.. from yard of Oarwood
Ferri?'? house, No. ?-.?? Montgomery??!.
Mrs. ferri?, who BU looking OUI Of a window,
Was ahout to call a .???lv.ii:: tO Invile the young
man Into the houee. wli-?n. ??Ith a loud ?rash. Ughi?
iilng ?truck and shait.nd the tree. Th- lightning
r..n down the trunk of r 1 ??- tre,? to th.- ground and
enveloped th?? yoi.ng man, who threw up hta arm?
and f.-li.
Word waa Immediately sent to the Seventh l're
elnct poll???? ?Mtl on, In the next hlo. k. whither the
body was removed. Th?? lightning lu,?I siru.-k the
man on th?? l?-ft ?Id?? Ther? i? ? dlscolorstlon he.
hind the ear and a dark-red ????.?'? down the left
le?,?. The trouaeri wen torn from th? waistband
down Bfl cleanly ?is If eut with a knife. The left
?hoe waa torn ,n. ? Mood OOOrd from th? l"ft ,.ar
The yeuag man llvd wr. h hl? uncle. P. Arata,
Who k'?ep? a hot??! and r? st.iur.int at No. Km* i'a
It wan fir*t reported ihnt the ?einig man wa? on
his Meyeli When the lightning struck him. but this
rayort Mr. Arata declare?, wa? ?rroncou?.
When New-Yorkers awoke yesterday to a clear
blue aky and a fairly cool atmosphere they con?
gratulated themselves on the proapeot of a delight?
ful day after the atmospheric torture? of over a
w?ek, culminating In the atnrm of Tuesday night.
Their expectation?, however, were a llttlo prema?
ture. Befen night fell this city wa? treated to a
variety of weather, hot and cool, fair and rainy,
calm and windy, which was not conducive to
serenity of temper.
The temperature at. . o'clock a. m. was 70 de
gresa, und the percentage of humidity ranged dur?
ing the morning In the ?lxtle?. By 2:15 o'clock p. m.
the mercury hud climbed to 84 degrees, almost sa
high as It has attained this season. People were
beginning to wonder If the hot wave waa coming
buck to renew Its acquaintance with the city, when
at 3 o'clock black thundercloud? gathered In the
south. By 3:30 o'clock the storm had come to a
head, and broke with a midden deluge of rain and
? gale from the south. The water? of the harbor
were whipped Into foam, and passengers on the
steamers had to scuttlu for cover. The humidity
Jumped up to 85 per cent, whi.e the mercury
dropped. Thereafter th? steady rain which fell
kept tho air comfortably cool. Fair and warmer
w.ather Is predicted for to-day.
Little damage waa done by the thunderstorm in
this city. A slight fire ?,is caused In a house up?
town by the lightning, but no one wa? Injured. In
the K?stern District of Brooklyn, however, a trol?
ley-car was ?truck by the electric fluid, and in the
panic which resulted a woman was Injured about
the head.
Four cases of heat prostration were reported to
the police yesterday. The victims were:
FARMKR. OO-tM-tUe, thlrtj -?iRr-.t year? old, of No. 417
Fast Sixty fourth-it., at the font of East Slxty-?ev
enth-et. Taken to I?re?hyt<?u.in Hoipltal.
LVMAX, Jo??-ph. fifty year? old. of N>. M. \V?-?t Flfty
thirl-?t., at No. 5.12 West Fifty-fifth st. Taken horn?.
PRIOR, David V., twenty-five year? old. at Chamber?-?.,
ferry. Taken to Hud??>n Htrept H'-?pltal.
BCHABITBR, Frnr.k, twenty on? year? old, of No. 649
Eaet line hundred and llftleth-st., at On? hundred-an.i
fi.ty-thlrd st. and Thlrd-ave. Taken heme.
The roads In some parta of t.'en'r il Park were al?
most Impassable to bicyclists and carriages yester?
day, owing to the tree branches which had been
blown down by Tuesday night's high wind. The
i'ark police, however, wer?, out helping to clear the
drives at an early hour. Telegraph and telephone
wires in the vicinity of New-York did not suffer
much from the storm, but in the Xew-Kr.ir'.-n'l
States they were considerably damaged by falling
On Long Island yesterday, when the damage done
by Tuesday night's storm wa? estimated. It was
rh?? ?.-?ncral opinion that the wind and rain had
been the heaviest this season. There was no seri?
ous Individual damage reported. At Ko.kaway
Beach bathing-houses an?l pavilions ?uffered, but
no daaiage was done to the big hotel?. The b,?>
atea sa!.I It was the worst ?torn In reara Part of
the pier leading to the bathing pavilion at i'Unton
av.?.. Pay Shore, was washed away, and ,? noie ?van
Stove In the yacht Maud 8. by bumping against the
Oiean-ave. p| r. The heavy rain destroyed the
oai crop near Stony Brook, and nets of fishermen
all round the Island were broxen. At Long B< ach
the waves broke high over the beach, and Captain
Van Wlcklin. of the life-saving station, discovered
much debris coming Hshore. rhls led to a report
that ? vessel had been wrecked, but nothing
fur'her was discovered to verify the report
On Staten Island Tuesday-? storm washed away
about fifty feet of tho embankment in front of the
Pavilion Hotel, In New-Brighton, washing out the
westbound track of the Sta ?? island trolley road
so that It could not be used. The Rapid Transit
Railroad wa? sear??ely affected. In the Interior of
the Island the trees and hruhbery were badly dam?
aged and lo?v places flooded.
\VOMA.. I.V.flRKl._.\ CHURCH
Lightning played havoc In the Kasfern Distri? t of
Brooklyn In the storm yesterday afternoon. The
feed wire of the Nassau trolley line was struck by
a bolt at Park and Marcy aves. Just as one of the
ears ares passing along. Th?? holt paused along the
f.cd wire to the pole of the .?ar. and down the pole
to the feedbox. which was blown out. The car wa-?
brought to a standstill, and S wild panic among th??
rasssengers followed. In the excitement Mrs. James
G Shay, Sixty years old. of No. :__.. Penn-st , was
pushed from the car In tho mad rush among the
excited passengers for the street, and fell heavily
to the pavement. Slu? struck on her head and be?
came unconscious. The woman was carried Into a
nearby drug store and a hurry call for an ambu?
lance sen? t.. the Homceopsthlc Hospital. Surgeon
Butler soon arrived, and found that Mrs. Shay ?vas
suffering from ? scalp around ind a s'ighr concus?
sion of tlie b'-.iin. John Oeery, sirs. Shay's son-in
law, who was with her v.-h-n the pani?? occurred.
hired a coach and bad hla mother-in-law taken to
her home, where she was attended bj her family
?lo? roi. Non.? of the oilier passengers were In?
Another bolt sini<?k a wooden .steeple of the
Emanuel forman Evangelical Lutheran Church,
n\ South Flfth-st. and DrlggS-SVe., ??hipped off a
large p|e,?? of wood and -??? lire to the woodwork,
but ?be Maze was extinguished by the heavy tain
before if had Riluci much headway. The Rev.
Theodore V. Koerner. the pa = tor. live? In the house
adjoining th" church. Mr Koerner nnd his wife
were nicmentaril? s'unned by the ho?t. Th? pastor
Mid last night that ? seemed to him that a ball of
fire struck th? sidewalk The da m ?? e to the
steeple will not eveed IS.
The high wind? nl?n blew down several ?????? trees
In tb? different ?treet?.
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I7NDIBTCRBED BT FIRE or t,??;?t??\?
a aroajAN*? BBMASSABt-S impfrti rharility
Mr?. Asnes Re?d, a widow, Sftjf rears "Id. who
lives ?? rbe fourth flo??.;? of the Sethouse st ??
?tri Rast One-huadred-?nd?^erty-eev?snth-et., once
admired th* awful fores of nature at play In ?
thunderstorm, bul ?ha doesn'l feel that way am
more, iffr ?xperlenc* lesi niaht ha? completely
<?ur?d b-T or this predilection.
Mr?".. R"id lives with a ?? ind a daughter ?nd an
Immense Usit?es rat. K\ ?'??'? ovi.?.-k last evenlag,
when the skie? were hla-k with heavy doudS ?nd
lightning Sashes wer?? rrequeat, Mra Reld lea-i>d
tar out of her window '? uhsarra nature's pyro?
technics. ?n?' parricuii;'? heavy peal of thunder
preceded by a flash of lightning <-nused 1er to
withdraw Into the room. \?????? she turned about
she found the room In ? he rear of the one she wa-?
In ? Sre. Mrs. ReM knew at ones that it wa? the
?.??!.? ..r that blinding l'usi? of llghtalag. without
any great dkmioeetratlon el feminine trepidlty, she
walked calmly seroM the i??'11 ?" Ina apar?seeta
,,.?, ,,,;..? by a Mr?-. Bachsiger. Mer neighbor bad
an infant In her arms ?'. I ;b:??e oilier children were
playing ?>n the Boer her.
"Don't be afraid." remsrked lira ReM ta M'???
Bachslger. "Lightning will noi bari aaybody."
? I'm afraid of lightning." .aid Mrs. Ha hzlger.
"There? no use hell!; ifrard of lightning. 1 love
to see the streams of light playing about," Mrs. Held
continued. "Don't you thin.. It wlil be cooler afrer
the rain?"
?t hope It will." ?aid Mrs Ha< hzlger. shiver.ng U
another crash of llglitnliiK came.
????? ? ?aid befare?" Mra ReM asattoaaa. "don't
be afraid: the Ughtalns. baa struck this hou._."
?What " ahrlelu ? Mra Bachslger, bagging her
baby more tightly to bar cr?..?.!. "When In the
world did ?? -'ilkc'.'"
"In my kitchen," said Mrs. Held calmly.
Mrs. Ba.-bzlK'-r huti'-.ed the children out of the
room into ihe ball In from of her. and ?he then
?aw the blaze In Mrs. Held'?, room. She shrteke.i
"Fire'" wii.iiv, bur, helped by Mrs. ReM, she aad
her children reached thr (hird Boor, in th?? mean
time 1'ollceman Mci.innins, Of tlie East Oiir-hun
ilr.il-ar.d-rhlrt) ?'?glith-st. station, had aven the
tl.nnes and sent In an alarm. The Mrs engine? re
?Donded qutikly and the rite waa soon oul
The flash of llaluiiliig precedine, the thunderclap
thai ral cansad Mrs Reld t" shrink back Into her
room u eras found, had goou dowa the alr?haft, of
which there ???? maay In the block, ar.d had set
fire to th?? klonen window Which opeas Into the
shaft The i.ginning had eleo torn a hole In the
?vail and ???..iitercd the floor In the apartments of
John Polii, rif-xi door. This waa the only dama<?!
il.ne ..v the llithtnlng; the rent, amo.intlng t?> about
l_i-j ?vis avampllsh.-d by the Are and by the water
hirnlaned by th?? Kir.? Department.
So .' image ?vas done to any ??ne in th? house
except io th?? Malieaecat. which wa? badly sine???! by
th?? or llgh'nln*. The cat Jumped across the alr
?haft an?l wa* found crouched oloae up to the win?
dow opposite Mr? Reld's ?lichen The Imperiurbi
blllty of Mr? Reld la now lbs Ulk o? the neighbor?
a ..AnonEita? ??a?p??? house obutebatbb?
AND ? ???G????? WIPED OCT Of ??
?????G'?-??? TPRRIHI.E rORCB OF
Poughkeepale. ?. ? . July H -The M.-.lngak
dama, whlrh aupply Flahklil Landing and Btat?
teawan with water, burst at 2:30 o'clock this
morning. The waterr rushed down the moun?
tains, following the old bed of th? Melslngah
Hniok. The great vilume of water etruck the
little settlement occupied by th? laborera of
Frank Tlmoney'e brickyard at Dutcheas Junc?
tion, and then aweeplng away dweiiing-houaee,
resulted In the death of five persona at leaet. and
probably of elg-ht. The dead and mlaalng ar?:
CON ROY, Jira M.ry. a?.?, thirty-?.*: wlf? of John OhS>
roy, ?ni{1n?-?r ?.f Tiinow/i brk? >aM.
XKUHY, Mr,. M.ry, ?vl?tow. ....?. thirty.??.? y?ar?.
KERRY. William, her youn? ?on. ??-d nln? y??r.
DKI.IKA. I'hllome.i?. ?n Italian chlUd. ?Ii year? o!?l
?RI'KA, John. Hungarian. a??-l t?tr*nt> ?Ifht >*ar?.
Cl'NBOV, John, arm of Con.oy, th. en?ln?er. a?*?. ?U
roNRO??. Julia, a .iauitht?r of tn? aame. ??.t ??. r9?re.
A1hrV,Pl?,n"?n ""???"'?-,? Uta??* ?Basa? tiroth.r ???????!
Inai n?i na? drowned. ??.???^
One of th<? building? waa a boardlng-houe?
conducted by Patrick Murphy. Thle building
contained five families: Mr. and Mrs. "Con
Murphy and five children; Mr. and Mra. Patrick
Murphy and four hoy?; John Conroy. wife and
two children; an Hallan family, man. wife, an?.
child named DelukA. and Mra. Ann Ferry, a
wldo???. and her young son. None of the Murphy
family were lost.
A short distance from the Murphy h? irdlng
house ?vas a building occupied by about twenty,
five lahorer?. mostly Slavs, with s few Italiana
Sriika we? one of these. a Hungarian, whoa?
name and numi or are unknown. I? missing. His
body Is probably in the ruine.
Of those who perished these bodle? have been
found: Mrs Mary Conroy, wife of the engineer
of Tlmoney'a brickyard: John Sruka, Willie
Ferry, and the Italian child. Phltomena Deluka.
Workmen ate now diguing for the remaining
'oodles In the debris, which extend? for a distan, e
of a thousand feet ?>? the tracks of the Hudson
River Railroad
There were two flood? The first waa not dis?
astrous, but alarmed the Inhabitants, most of
??horn left their houses. A short time later the
second dam burst, pouring the flood d"\?n the
mountain, carrying with It a great mas? of
debris, part? of buildings, Bt? .
Henry Mciiurgan and Michael Clark, two
tul?-kyard hands, with several other men. were
In one of the destroy???! buildings ??hen it started
from Its fournirions. Several of the m?-n es?
caped by Jumping from the wind????? as the
building wa? carried along by the flood. ?Mark
remained tu the floating atructure until it struck
One of the brickyard ?hantle?, which wa? moved
from Its foundation by the collision. When th?
current had BWSSBl the shanty near the ?hor?,
he Jumped on the bank and escaped unharmed.
Mi Hurgan, In attempting tn reach the bank, fell
under the building, ?vhlch passed over him. He
? lung to roots of trees that had been unciere?!
by the torrent and climbed up the bank to a
place of safety. His nack ??as sei ?rely Injured.
The engineer. John Conio?, who lost his wife
and two children, states that they ?vere not In
the building ??hen th?? flood ?ame. They were
on a kn<?ll on the edge of th.? flood He told
his ?vlfe to stay Unanj with the children unt 11
lie ?rent back to the building. Hut she at?
tempted to find a pia?? of greater apparent
safety, and. In crossing to another hour?, ths
flood swept her and the children to their d-ath.
It has been ascertain???! that the main part of
the torrent was distorted from its course by
striking the larger of the three buil.llngs. It
left the lied of Mel/.lngah Brook and tore acroas
thft brickyard, ruining everything in Its course.
Sruka and his brother Martin, who had left
their building after the first "big water." as they
called ir. came do??n. r-turne.i to the building
to aave some of their effects. Martin Sruka,
hearing the roar of the advancing ?vat<?r? of th?
Beoond flood, called to his brother and started
for high ground. His brother, however, disre?
gard??] the warning; he did not follow, and
perished. He leaves a Wife.
"Con" Murphy, a brother of the engineer, ?aye
he slept until ? .".?? oviock. wh-m he wag, eresiane.
by the people In the house, who warned him ef
the approaching flood. He came out and f??ind
most of the people of the house on the stoop.
Th? water was then about four feet d??p Th?
men. ???ding through engtet1 up to their hipa,
began carrying WOMBS and children to Stasata m
safety. The fust wave, Murphy ?ays. ?wept the
stoop aerar. The second carried th? house down
stream, piling up a mas? of ?vre?kage.
The reservoir Is situated In the Flahklil Moun?
tain?, abxit a mile east of Fishklll. If coll?<?ta
the surface water from th? north side of South
Re.icon, and the south side of a neighboring
mountain, and !.. BO ? feet ah????* tide water Ite
overflow r>? i"bes the Hudson by ??ay of a small
stream known as Towanda Creek. At the ?regi
end of the ravine are the ?|,-..nstat??d brleky?rd*.
The ressrrotr Is of sa/sj tdaaf??, shawl ?"? t**t
long nnd .'I?*' feat ?vide, an 1 10 Off BM lesti deep.
Il 's Bawd .?s ?" BBUBasetrf BUStptff to the regular
waterworks system of Matt'-awan and Fish
kill Landing, from ihe main source of which It
is distant about four miles. Tli?- largest reser?
voir of this system Bl a c mslderoble lake near
North I!?-..con. ?vhich has massive masonry and
Is Intact. A seend reservoir, situated much
low*?* ;lo?vn the mountain, ??hi? h w.?s built to
reduce the pressure In th?? plagas. Is Bats un?
broken. Tasta?, tesa have no direct connection
?villi the Hut- h?Ms Junction reserv dr, though all
three feed Into !h?? s.ime pipes.
The overdo.? began about seventy-five feet
finn the gatehouse, and washed the south
?lib? of the bank out for a distan??? of aeventy
five fast. That ??eakened the ?vail ?o that It
started t???vard the north end of the gatehouse
overflow, and gradually ???-akened the bank end
the retaining ?vail A lot of Immen?? bowlders
were carried down the stream half s mile,
through the gip In the lower r?servoir. The
wave was about fifteen feet high, aa shown by
traces ?long Its pasrage. When it reached a
point about ?even hundred BBSs, above the
buildings It spread out until It was alout two
hundred feet ??lde and ten feet deep, moving
?vlth re?lstles? force. It toi? out by the roots
trees that ??ere from one to two feet In diameter.
A curioelty of the flood is seen In the multitude
of little fish left In the sinkhole? along the
course taken by th* flood.
Melslngah Hrnok alwiy? haa more or less
water, which come? from the reservoir. In a
rainstorm It convey? conaldersble water to the
Hudson, and laal night about tSM, during the
heavy rain, the wat ir was higher than usuai.

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