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f V OI ~ LXV...N 0 21.401. RIDDLE AMERICAN TUG ENCOUNTER OX ERIE. Americans Refuse to Surrender— Canadian Cruiser Opens Fire. IBy T^eimir'h *o Tfc* Tribunal EMe. Fer.n . Sept. IT. -"AmericanF never pur renfier'." shouted Captain Nels Fnsei of the fish ing t\is Harry G. Barnhurst to ihe commander of the Canadian cruiser Vigilant in the middle of Lake Erie this afternoon, in response to a Blsrnal to stop or the Krie boat would be fired on. This rep'J* liras answered by a volley from the rans of the «'anadsan patrol boat, and thereupon Itaned a v.-ild chase for the boundary line that lasted aimo«=t an hour before the Barnhurst, the hugastand best built tug in the ashing business ou* of this port, crossed the line and made off hoxn e with cargo and crew. One man fainted In the excitement and two or three are said to have had blood streaming down their faces from the (bring splinters. Thta Is the fourth of the fishing incidents or the last weak. Thirty shots struck the Bamhurst in the rha.=« and the Canadians worked desperately to over haul tne boat, but failed. Although the captain, entrlneer and six men of the fishing tug crew were loath to tell any details of the encounter to the reporters, it is evident from -what they have Told their friends that the encounter was the most desperate struggle that has taken place for 60~ie time on the Great Ivikes. The Canadians o«i the Vigilant, under Captain Punn were angry at the. temerity of the Erie. fishermen, and tried hard to sink the vesseL which was formerly a pleasure steamer and is of luge size and good capacity. The entire upper part of the boa* was Phot away, and fifteen shots left nmtetakable signs of great damage. The Ben sonslder themselves fortunate in making; their BBcape without any greater bodily harm. for after the first two rounds from the Vigilant, trey say rhar they heard shouts of '■Kill them." -Sink the Yankees!" coming from the cruiser. ThA Barnhurst had not ventured so far over the boundary line on this Bshlng expediUon as do cany of the American fish tugs. The boat beJo-g* to the Booth Company, which has had one vessel captured by the. Canadians this sum mer end had given their crews strict orders against running any danger of losing their ves sels. CapTata Fasel says that he was aware that he was dose to the line, but that he could not have been more than four or five miles out in Cana dian waters when the Vigilant suddenly ap r*?ared. His position became apparent at once, and he started to run. The Canadiana then made Signals for him to stop or they would fire. He refused to .->bev, ani all the while the Sstwrmen In the crew had been cutting loose their lines and nets in readiness to save the boat Tha engineer rot up steam an rapidly as possible, white the Vigilant bore down on the boat with increasing speed. The Canadian would probably have rammed the fishing tug had Captain Fasel not managed his boat sk>.!- * U The man who fainted was Magnus Johnson, a fireman He was overcome in the hold from over-exertion In keeping the steamer going ahead. He was reported killed, but revived af ter reaching shore. i POLITICIAX IX DAXGER. Horace Victor Bruce Thrown from Carriage in RunaXDay. Horace Victor Bruce, who two year? ago con ducted the campaign ft>r the citizens Union in The Bronx, had a. narrow escape last eventag;. Mr. Bruce i= the manager of the Bnyder Sani tary Dairy Farm in Westchester. and had been absent from the city for some time. Last night he liad. been viFitine: friends, and was driving: c spirited hor?e. anaccuHtomed to city surround ings, Sxmp St.- Nlcholas-ave. An automobile •with a big Bearchlight frightened hia horse and lt ran away. At 325th-s=t. and Sth-ave. the front wheel of the light r:p grazed an "L" pillar, causing the carriage to tip. throwing Mr. Brace out. He n-p? uninjured. The hor^e was caught in front of the Pabst Flaza by Herbert Dodworth. of No. 71 East 128th-st- The crowd which witnessed Dod worth's action desired to carry him off in tri umph after he had refused a reward from Mr. Bruce He escaped by boarding a passing car. The rig was uninjured and Mr. Bruce was able to drive off. WHAT IS COM IX G TO US! Hall Came to Write a Book on the Millionaire in America. London Sept. IS.-Before sailing for New- Tork on Saturday. Hall Cain*, the nov&isf and playwright, told a representative of "The Daily Express" that he had for a long: time been mak ing a Btudy of th* millionaire and the problems which beset him. and that it v.-a? probable his next book Tvould deal with the great commercial rulers of the l.'jiited States. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION IN DANGER. Report in Boston That Old Warship Is Likely to Turn Turtle. Boston. Bept IT. -'The Herald" to-morrow will say that the frigate OonstituOon, known as Ihe First SHr. of the American Navy," which has for pean been one or the most valued possession* of the ufeatown Navy Yard. is in danger of "turn Ins; turtle," and It is teamed that the good ehlp cannot last many years in its rr*r<-»> state. The frigate Is leaking badly, and the hold fills fo rapidly that lt is ue oeccary to use a power r^mp frequently. On* of the attachea of the yard said to-day that the officials did not care to risk placlne the ship ln drydock to make repairs, ag the vesael irould cr>)sh with Its own weigh. PATEOLMAN SET HIS OWN FINE. Thought One Day's Pay Ample for Forbidden Trolley Ride — Commissioner Agreed. Patrolman Christopher Cordes. of kfouol Verrion, was arraigned ln»i'ore Commissioner Lewis on Sat urday, charged by Chief Foley with having ridden on a trolley car while on <sniy. irithout n.aklng a l«lK>ri of '■■■■ same in •writing. ■"Gruilty." was the patrolman'a plea. In. nnswer to ifi» complaint. "Cordea," sa'O the Commissioner, "you have h>-"n c patrolman for four year*, without being arraigned before •n« on charges. 1 want to be fair with you. so i itrn *roi!igr to place yon ::i my position, and I sbali assonM th*i of a rolman arraigned on a *.:rii*r charge. What do you think would i.h ,-i proper fine to b*» Imposed in a caae of this kind?" •'Knowing the facts as 1 do." said Cordes. "1 U Ink one day's pay would be ample punlahmant." •i v ill take you at \riii!' word." t-.ild li ■ Com- Bissioner, "aaa i<"i will be fined }ÜB4 V.;. you recommended." FALL EXCURSIONS TO ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS. Ticket* on sale - Saran*c Lake, I^ake Placid and other " important points rom Sept. U ....... boo turrung until Oct. 3L Single fare plua $1 00 for the round trip. Inquire of New York Central Agents. tAdvu To-<l»y. rain. To-morrow, f*Jr; brUU rnmtheoaterlr wind,. CHINA OPENING PORTS. Trade Rights Granted to Powers at Many Manchutian Towns. J^ondon. Pept. 18.— The Shanghai correspondent of "The Morning Post" says that an imperial de cree has been issued, ordering many of the ports in Manchuria to he opened equally to all treaty powers. MR. TAFT STARTS HOME. Xo Anti-Foreign Sentiment Found in Japan — The Boycott. Yokohama, Sept. IT. -Secretary T;ift and party sailed at 3 o'clock this afternoon for Sar, Fran ois<v> on thr steamer Corea, ;imi^ Japanese en thusiasm. A reception was given to Secretary Taft tills aftprnoon at the American consulate by Tokohama merchants. Before sailing, Pec retary Taft said hp thought thai reports of the Japanese anti-peace demonstrations had been greatly exaggerated in A marina. He and his party had travelled all through Japan, and had found no trace of any nnti-foreign feeling. While prominent Americana had had trouble in a Tokio mob, he thought that it was because the pnrty was caught in the mob and not hec&uee the persons were Americans. (>thpr churches be sides American churches had been burned. There was a special reason in each case, but no general anti-foreign feeling- was responsible. Secretary Taft said that he had examined the Chinese boycott closely. Th.' Chinese, he said, wanted American goods, and. having already lost ?l."».00O,OO0 by the boycott, were- finding out that they were rutting off their noses to spite their fac»s. Miss Roosevelt -will return home on the steamer Siberia. The local situation continues quiet. A SCANDAL IX JAP AX. Government Funds Embezzled by Xaval Paymasters. Tokio. Sept. 17.— Information has been made public that three naval paymasters have em bezzled $165,000 of government funds. The an nouncement has been calmly received by the public, but the knowledge that the commission of the crime extended over the period of a year without discovery may. it is said, cause a feeling- of distrust and uneasiness toward the navnl administration and furnish a weapon to the political parties opposing the government. TREATY MAY BE DELAYED Czar. Czarina, Children and Minis ters on Cruise. St. Petersburg. Sept. 17.— Emperor Nicholas, the Empress, their children and Grand Duke Alexis started to-day on a cruise in Finnish waters. They sre expected to- return toward the end of the v »ek. Included in the Emperor's suits are General Baron Fredericks, aid to his majesty, and Admiral Birfleff, Minister of Marine They gay the cruire is pimply a pleas ure trip. fount Lamsdorff. the Foreign Minister, also arrompanied the Emperor. The first place of call will be Trongsund. near Viborg. The Emperor's absence from St. Petersburg ■will probably delay the signing of the" peace treaty. COST OF SUNKEN XAVY. Russian Losses in Ships Officially Given as $113,000,000. p T Petersburg. Sept 18.— The Russian losses in ships at Porr Arthur. Vladivostok and the Sea of Japan, according to official statistics pub lished this morning, amount to $113,000,000. REBEL CHIEF A SUICIDE. Cavitc Bandit Leader Jumps Over Cliff to Escape Capture. Manila, Sep*. 17.— Fellzardo, chief of the out laws in the Province of CaviM. was surrounded to-day near the Batangaa border and jumped over a cliff to his death. His death, it is be will end the disturbances in the province. On January 24. three hundred ladronea, led by Felizardo and Montaleon, attacked the tor/:i r.f San Fran.isco de Malabop. looted the mtV' cipal treasury of $2,000. killed a contract sur geon. .T. A. O'Neill, and abducted the wife and two children of Governor Trias. KILLED OX RIFLE RANGE. Cleveland First Sergeant's Bullet Hits Soldier in Scoring Pit. Cleveland. Bept 17. James W. Mayhan. of this city, was fatally shot In the head to-day while members of Company P, of the ;»th Regi ment. Ohm National Guard, were having target practice at White Villa, in th<> western end of the city. The' shot was fired by First Sergeant Frank B Locke. Mayhan and another member or the company were In the pil marking the sr. n whether Mayhan raised his bond too high oi whether th* bullet glanced bac* from the target ON JVROXG SIDE. KILLED. Fall River Man Turned in Path of Alvali H. Hitchcock's "Auto." Fall River. Mass., Sept 17 Jamea Moran was killed, nnd Joseph Bicard, of New-Bedford, slightly Injured, to-nl«h1 In a collision between a light buggy Iti which they were riding and an automobile, ojmed an.] driven by Alvah H. Hitchcock, of Providence. Mr Hitchcock said aftei the collision/thai the buggy was on the wrong side of the street, com ing in his direction. When he attempted to turn, ; thecnrria*e also turned. mcli caughl under ihe machine and crushed MAKING BRIDGES FOR JAPAN. [By Telf-eraph to Th» Tribune. 1 A*nt 17,—The American Bridge Cotn- Wttt 2' h J "announced thai it (• ailing one of pany he* hM • evrr ph«a In the Un|ted th e i«r^sf •;■"■'•; ; p %,. lovemmenL lt is build. States by the o' ",,-,nra. bridge worfc for thp S^^^.-Vof^wan-l.hC-h.-Kooß.n aurtotaj«fJ^£T The United States Steel £0™" £n£inV ." "ompanr. « N«-Y«* - bandlins tins shipment*. NEW-YORK. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 18. 1905. -TWELVE PAGES.- *^ffiSVJK w PRICE THREE TENTS. INTERESTING NEWS ON OTHER PAGES. Political situation in Maryland reviewed. Pane. 3. State Senator Henry S. Ambler died at Chatham, N. Y. Page 7. Romaine Daurignac. brother of Mme. Humbert, ordered d-ported. Page 8, Firemen hurt when truck turns over to avoid collision. Pa^e. 2. The body of the murdered woman found in the Pelham Road on Saturday was identi fied. Page 2. The Central Federated Union passed resolutions blaming the State, city and railroad officials for the recent wreck on the elevated. Page 2. McCarren's strength in Brooklyn to b; tested in the primaries. Page 2. Fourteen thousand persons paraded as a demonstration againtt profanity. Page 3. H. R. M. Cook, auditor of the Bo?rd of Education, attacked the school heating sys tem. Page 12. The Board of Education is to examine the methods of the Board of Examiners. Page 12. Congressman Herbert Parsons home from Japan. Page 2. hIiOWN AS SHIP BURNS. SCHOONER HAS IX TOW. Mate Sinks tilth Woman He Tried to Save After Lifeboat Upset. Fault Ste. Marie, Mich., Bept. 17.— The schooner V. H. Ketchum. bound from Duluth to Cleveland, was burned last night off Parisian Island. I^ake Superior, and two members of the crew .were drowned whiie attempting to leave the burning vessel in a lifeboat. The fire was discovered in th<=- alter cabin, and the flames made such head way that they were soon beyond control. The schooner was immediately headed for shore, and was beached in twenty-three feet of water off Parisian Island. When it was seen that the fire was beyond con trol the nine members of the crew. Including Mrs. Ames, the cook, launched the lifeboat and prepared to row to the steamer Nottingham, which had taken the Ketchum in tow. In at tempting to lower the woman into the lifeboa: the craft was capsized. In the struggle to sava themselves, the eight men forgot the woman and she was carried some distance, away. An drew Anderson, the mate, went to her rescue as she was sinking the third time. Seizing her clothing. Anderson attempted to return to the ship, but. the high waves carried him away. The two sank before the eyes of the other members of the crew. ALOXE WITH A MA DM AX. Preacher, Suddenly Insane, Held Wife Prisoner Three Days. [By Telegraph to Th* Tribune ] Indianapolis. Sept. 17.— The Rev. Joseph A. Mills, a young Methodist minister of Colfax, Clinton County, went suddenly Insane while alone in the house with his wife on Thursday, and for three days the terrorstricken woman was compelled to remain in the house with him. He followed her everywhere she went, -with one hand grasping her arm and the other an axe, ■with which he threatened to kill her at any in dication of an attempt to escape. He Imagined that she. was plotting -with his enemies to kill him. and on the second day he barricaded the doors and nailed down the windows. Then *.« leaded a shot gun and a revolver and declared that he would kill the first person that tried to enter the house. Mrs Mills hardly ate or el*pt for three days, so great was her terror over her situation, for her husband dogged her from room to room and never took his eyes off of her. Last night he fell asleep for a moment an* the. wife made ncr escape to the home of a neighbor. Mr. Mills recently received an injury in a fall from the haymow, and it is thought this has caused bis insanity. Officers hope to effect his capture by a ruse and avoid bloodshed. STOPS JAIL DELIVERY. Sheriff Shoots Prisoner—Singing Covered Sawing of Bars. [By Tci^sraph to The Tribune] Indianapolis. Bept. IT.-Sheriff Undley, of Howard County, foiled a daring attempt at jail delivery last night, but he did not succeed In stopping the flight of the sixteen prisoners till no had shot one of them and cowed the others by poking his revolver through the opening they had made in the iron prating that stood between them and liberty. During the evening- the prisoner? were singing and picking the banjo and the Sheriff became Buspicioue. Last nigh- he took a position near the jail to watch for developments, and he saw a man remove a bar and all the prisoner* gather arouni tho openln*. He ordered them back, bu. they tried to get through and he shr>'. the first Zn when he was partly out of the window thua Mocking the opening with his body. The otners were stopped by the shov and when help ame they were locked in their cells. Tn- bar, nad been sawed while the singing was In prog ress. . MANY CHICAGO CORNERS. Shorts in Speculative Markets Wor ried Over the Future. fßv TVVzrarh to Th« Tribunal ofo f 1- with ValpnMn" buying wheat. Patten, the hn'ii leader In eontrM of corn MII prar r Mil. or Omaha, and Jack, of Chi- Wn " ;rnSn« lard and Armour takin* all rib,. a^SSn? on S bear side of Tz-r^^. we win -' off.' waned • I aon.i «■'■ yesterday «a li* entered th»» ex dteconsolate h 7,,:; terd^ Trade, "both whea. ch ange rootn of tj h;jvp S?Tp with a doable knor. and now Jhn Patt.n i, getttas , strangle hold on oat^ BULLET IN HEART— LIVED. Man Shot Years Ago Dies from Consumption. . i c«nt IT— A special from < "adiilao, Detroit. Mcfcj. Bjpt. B !»«!«». , hlrty years Mich.. «ay« < hariw . he horn? of hls parent., old, died there o-day fJ£i M n hi£ heart Blnc^ after carrying a J1""J 1 "" ' flttlnP ,n, n a Chicago park « He w«. S- -«"«t.ty wi. nerer disdo^d. S&TSS-SS wa. the immediate eau« of d ' n ' h . nu< .T,tly submitted to X-ray ex- Nel T b^LSch Sow*> the ,0(, o( , atlon of the bSiet 5 and h'. had been on «nibttlon in mv- Be " mS , a, a In Milwaukee Monday. Reports HI. wife d.ed in 3.^ w . oman had takfln were current tta* that husband w« dying, her life, on healing " la - _ the trTiTToTthI century THE IKM 1 1 rvnturv Limited, the IS-hour U the Twentieth < " 1^ a nd ,c, c , m by the trßin iK-rw^n >••« s LMve N>w York 3:30 New Y s°rrive^cUos?H Biortitw a nl*hff j, in arrive Chicago •^" ride.-Advt. PARKER'S"! TOLD YOU SO." TALK OX CAMPAIGX GIFT. Says Railroads and Other Insurance Companies Are Like N. Y. Life. Esopus, X. V., Sepi. IT.— Ex-Chief Judge Al ton B. Parker, last year the Democratic can didat; for President of the United States, to-day referred to the charges made by him In the Presidential campaign last autumn that corpo ration funds were being used in aid of the Re publican campaign. To a correspondent of The Associated Press, who called at Rosemount, Mr. Parker's home, and asked him if he had any thing to say in relation to the statement of Vice- President George W Perkins, of the New-York T^ifo Insurance Company, mad« before the legis lative comrcittee investigating the insurance business, thai President John A. McCall of that company had cause! a contribution of about $50,000 to be made last year to the Republican national campaign fund, Mr. Parker said: Yes, T believe I ought to say. now that there Is no political excitement to distract the public: at tention, that the president of the New-York Life was not the only such contributor. The officers Of other great life insurance companies, such as the Equitable and the Mutual, also contributed of the poiicyholders' funds for campaign pur poses last year. What has been proved in the case of the New-York Life will undoubtedly be proved in the other cases. The facts exist, and honest and able counsel, harked by an honest committee, will undoubtedly bring them out for the public good. Were there an investigation of railroad, manu facturing and other corporations, it would be found that, these life insurance officers were not the only corporation officers vho put their hands into the treasury and took out moneys belonging to widows and orphans to help secure a partisan triumph. That their acts were unlawful and their pur poses corrupt goes without saying. They in tended to have the money used, as It was. in corrupting the electorate. Mr. Perkins makes the point that John A. McCall. the president of the New-York Life, is a Democrat. Ap parently he would have the public assume that when Mr. McCall unlawfully and wronsrfully eontrihuted these funds— the company's share probably as a member of the underwriting syn dicate—lt was evidence of political virtue rather than misconduct. The truth about it is. and I say it without feel in p. but emphatically, that men like McCall have no. political convictions that stand in the way of their personal advantage. Such men desire the triumph of that party which will bet ter serv» their p«reonal financial interests, and will, for contributions past, present and fut ure, continue to protect those interests by lenient legislation and by pretence at execution of law which shall be tenderly blind to all their offences. That party they espouse in the board room and contribute to it of the moneys they hold in trust and. occasionally, a little of their own. The underlying principles which divide the great mass of the people into parties have no effect upon 3uch men. Their one inquiry is: Will the party organization, in its hour of tri umph, remember our generosity and respond to our demands? Of course the organization does remember, for it expects a similar contribution next. time. And t'ne expectation is not In vain. Last year was not the first time Such contri butions had been made before in national. State and municipal elections. The officers responsible for these raids upon the treasuries of corporations have received their reward in unfetter* '! management of life in suranre corporation?, in unembarrassed raids upon the public through trusts condemned by both common and statute law; in refusal to pun ish criminally the officers of railroad and other corporations violating the laws, and in statutory permission to manufacturing corporations to levy tribute on the people. There can be no hope of checking the unlaw ful aggressions of officers of great corporations so long as they may thus form a quasi partner ship with the organization of the dominant po litical party. For In the hour when the ad ministrative official seeks to punish 'he offender he is reminded by the head of the organization of the magnitude of the contributions of the corporation. There is, however, something worse, if pos sible, than the escape of such offender? from justice. It is the gradual demoralization of vot ers and the dulling of the public conscience caused by the efforts to m?ke these vast sumfi of money procure the ballots thej were intended to procure corruptly and otherwise. How great that demoralization has already become is fair- Ij presented by Mr. Steffens in his articles in 'McClure's," contributed during the last few months. Those articles ought to be read and pondered by every good citizen It is not mj purpose to claim that the Demo cratic party, subjected to the temptation which ha? overcome the other party during the last few years, would hays acted differently. Mere part." advantage should not be sought from the disclosures made In this Investigation But the tacts should be diligently sought thai the peo ple may becomi " aroused that they will insist upon legislation making it a criminal offence for officers to contribute corporate funds for poiiti cal purposes" and depriving th» apparently suc cessful eandida'tea of their offices Efforts In that direction have been making in ]jff . r n t States since November last, and partic ularly in this State. But the Republican organ ization would not consent to it. bo the legislature defeated the bills. And th« organization never will consent until an aroused public sentiment shall threaten legislators with political oblivion -ho fail to enact effective laws uposi the sub ject. ELKINS PAYS OLD DEBT. Furnishes Capital for Younger. Who Let Him Escape, 'Tis Said. (Hy THesracli to Th-» Tribune.] Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 17.— Cole Younger. the promoter ol the electric railway from Kan sas City to Lone Jack. Mo:, by way of Lee's Summit, says that the money to finance the project Is being rurnlshed bj Eastern capital ists. Mr. Founger refuses to name his backers, but'his friends »ay that the greater part of the needed capital is being furnished by Stephen B. Elkins, Unit 1 States Senator from West Vir ginia. When the Civil War began Mr. Klkins was liv ing In Missouri, and enlisted in the federal army. It happened that in one of the expedi tions of the Quantrell band Mr. Elkini was captured Quantrell ordered him sent "to the rear." which was understood to mean death. Cole Younger and Frank James, who were mem bers of the band anJ who knew Mr. Elkins well. allowed him to escape. The Senator never for got the service, ml ha. ever been ready to aid the Youngers in any possible way. 18 HOURS tTchicagolpennsylvania SPECIAL. n^d aSO New e'iuipinent. Special features. R°Ck ballasted roadbed. JEROME ON N. Y. LIFE. Would Prosecute if He Found Evi dence of Criminal Intent. [By T"!'rrar>h »O Th» Tribin. I Lakeville. conn., Sept. 17. Dirtrict Attorney Jerome will return to New-York to-morrow morning, and to-night he signified his intention of attending the Wednesday session of the Arm strong insurance Committee, at which George W. Perkins will resume his testimony. Mr. Jerome would not discuss the political situation In any Stage, but OTI the -mbjert of th° recent testimony by Mr. Perkins before the Armstrong committee he said: "I am not going to conjecture whether a crime has hr.*>j committed or not In the matter of a campaign contribution by an insurance com pany. Any man who would (in that, without seeing the official record of the testimony is an ass. f have not seer that official record. Civil suits for restitution may, of course, be brought by the Attorney General or an interested party, but a criminal prosecution would largely de pend upon the question of the intent with which the act was committed." "Will you take any step in the direction of criminal prosecution?* 9 Mr .Jerome was asked. "I shall have the testimony, of course," he re plipd. "and if that shows that any crime has been committed I sliall certainly prosecute. That goes without saying."* "What do you think about the question of campaign contributions?" "On that subject I wish to be understood as holding tb.p view that no words are too emphatic in which to describe the moral Iniquity of cor poration contributions to campaign funds. I have myself for several years been a member of a committee of the City Club which has been trying to revise corrupt practice legislation to eliminate this evil, but we have never been able to make the slightest progress, for the poli ticians have steadily and consistently opposed anything of this character, as it would tend to diminish their revenues" Mr. Jerome's health has materially Improved. He has spent the week in bis shop, ostensibly making a chair, hut In reality planning for tho approaching campaign. TRAIXWRECKERS' VICTIM. One Man Killed Through Obstruc tions Placed on Track. San Antonio. Tex.. Sept. 17. —Large pieces of iron placed on th« track, supposedly by wreck ers, derailed the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railways 'Davy Crockett" Special, shortly after 9 o'clock last night, as the train was near ing the city limits. The engine, baggage car and two coaches were turned completely over in the ditch. John Wolf, the fireman, was killed, and Harry Martin, the engineer, was seriously injured and may die. Two passengers were seriously hurt. All lived in this city. COST $27,000 TO BURN BEES. Man Sets Fire to Barn— Stove Pat terns Gone. TBy Tel<?STaph to The Trlbur* 1 Haddonfield. Vt. J.. Bept 17.-At hi.« home here to-day. S. v. Reeve, a wealthy resident, was preparing to smoke out some bees to get their honey, when the apparatus raught fire. Tb« blare set fire to his barn, which was wholly de stroyed, and the firemen had great difficulty in saving his home. In the barn were stored valu able stove pattern?, which Mr. Reeve had re cently purchased of the T^elbrandt McDowell Stove Company, of Philadelphia. The firemen managed to save a portion of these valuable patterns. Mr. Reeve says fully Sr.oo worth of honey was also consumed and th- loss on the barn was about 51.500. with $100 insurance. The destroyed patterns were valued at $25,000 , DROWXED WITH AID XEAR One of Fishing Part?/ Sinks Before Life Savers Arrive. A man. said to be Daniel Dansford, of Purr mit-st., near Columbia-st.. Brooklyn, who was a member of a fishing party, was drowned while life savers were battling with the wave? off Coney Island yesterday afternoon in an effort to save him. Four men. who had fished off Norton's Point for the greater part of the day. raised sails in a yawl to tnrt for home, when the boat turned over. Captain Roach and Lieutenant Hannigan. of the coney Island Volunteer Llfesaying Corps, saw the men clinging to th- boat, and after sev eral unsuccessful attempt* they launched a boat and reached the yawl, a mile from shore. John Nelson, John Gehr and David Conklin, who were also members of the fishing party. were taken ashore, while the life savers remained to search for 'he body of Dansford. who sank when his would lie rescuers were only a few yards away. When the police of the Coney Island station reached the beach at Wesl 31st-st the wrecked fishermen had again righted their boat and started away Calls to halt were answered by jeers frO the rescued men. who rapidly saSed toward the Staten Island shore. Before they left the beach at Coney Island they declared that the drowned man was Dans ford The. poii-e Of Brooklyn ordered the sea side precincts to watch for the body of the lost fisherman, while detectives were deta.led to verify the name of the lost man. BIG ESTATE DWINDLES. Alan Wood's Heirs Find Properties: Mortgaged — Bonds Lost. [By Te'.esranh to Th<= Tribune I Pittsburg. Sept 17— Relatives of Alan Wood j are snid to have been making an exhaustive I search for the wealth of the dead man. The estate lias dwindled down to a small part of what it had been reported to be worth. Prop- j erties which Mr. Wood owned ar- found to be mortgaged heavily, and bonds and stocks which lie was supposed 16 have cannot now be found. Alan Wood and his brothers are said to have received $7,000,000 for the W. Dewees Wood j sheer plant at McKeesport, sold to the United I States Bteel .ration Each of the three j brothers was considered a wealthy man prevl- \ ous to th- sa >f the plant. They were credited j with being worth from J4.000.000 to $5,000,000 at j the time of Mr. Wood's death. KILLED IN - "CHOPPING OUT" COON. J KILLED IN 'CHOPPING OUT" COON. Rochester. Sept. 17.-- -Irving Brewster. thirty-sev- ! en years old. who lived in the town of Victor, was killed last night while out wfth a party hunting coon?. They treed a coon and felled the tree In order to capture it. In falling the branch*'!' of the trer> lodged and Frewster r-truck the butt with his axe to frrc it Th- hea%y butt of th* ■ tree swunj about and struck him tn tf»« ch«»t. kUllni him ia- | •tantly. THINK GAYNOR WONT RUN* A BOOM IN FORD STOCK. Fusion Nominating Committee and C. U. Meet To-day. William J. Gaynor. at hi? home In Ridgefteid. conn., talked yesterday In a guarded way abcut •he possibility of his nomination for Mayor by the anti-Tammany forces. There was nothlnf decisive hi what Jostle* Gaynor said and tbefl* who tnltoxl with him gathered the idea that fc» wculd decline to make the ra/». •I exvrased my idea* yesterday." said Mr. Gaynor. "and there. is nothing to add. Mr.Hal pin knows my attitude." An effort was made to see Mr. Halp.n. presi dent of the Republican County Committee, but he could not be found. Th- Inference was that Justice Gaynor had Informed Mr. Halpln that he would not run and this gave the stock of ex- Senator John Ford a booro. The nominating committee of the fusion forces will meet this afternoon in PaiJor T> K. of t*« Fifth Avenue Hotel. At this conference It 1« expected that a candidate for the nomination will be decided on. It Fulton Cutting and th« representatives of the CHl»*s' Union will not attend the meeting. There- will be a meeting o£ the Citizens Union to-night. At this meeting the attitude of the union and Its future poUcT v. 11l be determined. It Is ejected that Mr. C« ting and his friends In the union will urge that the union nominate a candidate other fhan Mr, Ford or Justice Gaynor and go It alone. _ It J« stated that unless the union support? this at titude Mr. Cutting will withdraw from t*K« ing active part in the campaign and may po^i blv give passive support to Mayor McCldlaa, The general opinion last night was that John Ford would be the candidate of the antl-Tami many combination, with the proviso that Justice Gaynor declines the nomination. M'MANUS SEES BUGABOO* Says Dordan Was in Fight ai Plnnkitt's Instigation. Primaries will be held In all districts to-mor row by both parties, and in several there will ba active fights for leadership. Both Republicans and Democrats have internecine warfare on hand, and some of the struggles will be excep tionally Mtter. The hottest fight, probably. in th> Republican camp will be in the 12lh District, where John Steibllng and Jacob Neustadt will f.ght for tha leadership. Stelbling is the old leader ol tn« dist id and was beaten out by Neustadt. »eo stadt is an Odell man. and Steibling Is one or the old Platt leaders. It la charged that Neu stadt is going to use thugs and repeaters to win a victory and the Stelbling men have taken pre cautions to prevent this In Tn isi District, Edwin F Merwin. the pres ent leader, will be opposed by Dr. William Keen. The district is hopelessly Democratic, but th« struggle for the Republican leadership Is never theless bitter. The Democratic fights are numerous Th« fieht of ex-Senator Plunkltt to regain leader ship of the 15th is the most spectacular an« I M tter of a n. It was a. three rorn«*W<J fight up i to yesterday, with Flunkiu. "Th»" McManus and John E. Dordan leading the different fac tions Yesterday Dordan and Plunkitt derided to work together. The understanding is that if Dordan gets more votes than Plunkitt Plunklrt shall acknowledge him leader and la (urn be nominated for Senator next fall. Tf plunkitt gets the more vote?, he is to r^iEr: ■« leader o" January 1 and turn over th- placs to Dordan and still get the Senate nomination. The McManns following »ay thry will bea> botn Dordan and Flunkitt. \t -The- McMantrs's headquarters there " -^ ! some excitement. "The" himself «ra* tbei an<i > made a. statement In which h» said that Plunkitt had made the mistak- of his political career la I attempting to hoodwink the voters of the dis i tri< t about Dordan. m •1 declared two months a?o," said "that Dordan was put ln the field by PlunkitU and I then offered to give $1,000 if the state ment was not true Both of my opponent, denied it at the time; but *e= how well I was posted. „ _. •The purpose of Dordan's cand.daey. Mr- Manus continued, "was to distract from my canvass by flooding the district with banr.et* and to disgrace the campaign in every P «ssiW« manner with the foulest accusations ever made In this district, Ith the Hope of injuring me. McManus declared that he knew positively that Plunk.tt agreed to give Dordan **«»*• campaign purposes "1 also know,- said Me- Manus. "that U PlunkJtt. is elected Pordan is to At certain contracts for his firm, and In caro th» Democratic ticket is ele< ted this fall. Dordan | 9 to r.* tbe Superintendent of Public Buildings." John J Farnan is after the scalp of Senator j J. Frawley. leader of th« 32d District. Frawley is strongly Intrenched and will proba bly win out. (George P. O-Nell, a young Democrat, backed by William Astor Chanler, is making a strong fight again«t John F. Pendergaat. the present leader and prot*g& of Senator B. F. Martin. HARMONY iy KINGS. Tun Small Personal Plaints Only- Discordant Xnteft. • Not in many years has greater harmony pr^ vailed in Republican circles in Kings County at primary time than this year. Ther» are only two contests for leadership, both of which are p»r rnnal. anl will hs\ ■ no effect upon the organiza tion as a whole. Of the two n*hts, the m-re bitter is hefw<«*n James P. ConneU. the present executive memb-r from the 7th District. and ex-Conaxesaman Barry A Hanbury. who says he was defeated «ot r#» electton to th» execuUv< committee by underhand work on t-- pan of Connell last fall. H.mbury had been leader of the dlstrlel lor many year.. Connell was one of his lieutenants. Tbew was n-. contest at th« primary a year a*o. but five »t tn* .Seven member, of th, cumv '^""^ r€ *ltl, fell I* with the ambition of^ nn * l 1 .1 m » m v«.r They succeeded in captur sves as by turnins: hlni id*'''"- , ; w^ere :-n The other flfht '5 n the iead*r attempt Is being <£ - ll np po,ltion is led by ship of Rudo'.Ph ; . f"";.^ .- .unexpected to win. Herbert N. Warna^.-. «10 £ 1 i^ershk. a«a» DEMOCRATS SHOW FEAR. Queens Convention Date Changed— Fusion Possible There. The Democratic organisation of the Borough of Queen.- •prang • surprise yesterday by announcing that the date of the Democratic county ana borough convention had been .hanged from Octo- WHITE MTS. AUTUMNAL EXCURSIONS. Ticket* en sale September li to October 7. Raia 01S ' »30. inoulre N. V.. N. H. & H. R. R. A««nW. — tAdvt.