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NEW-YORK. MONDAY. NOVEMBER .20. 1905. -TWELVE PAGES.-1, Th^?V.^tion.
qtii Filth Deposited on Harbc
Shore*?S tat en Island Menaced.
gj- rrAfpft at The vast amount of p?wage th?
into th?i" every day. the waters c
Sevforlt H.'r-'-or nre rapidly setting bit?
jwiditior tBa' i5 a distinct mmace to the heall
?-? rity. T*r Tn fbe Prpspnt time there ha
idea prevailing that, owing 1
.:? he ? f-ents of tho varlou
j-d-, ?- into the ocean, the ?ay ana tn
J-p^j -na^* thf> outTeis for the sewer
{ .?,- ity without danger to the publi
nay have *Wn true m forme
'veers has eased to be true with the ?great in
ate*e In the population of the metropolitan dis
M?t. and the polluted oenditlon of the waters o
?Cir?Tork Harbor has now come to he a seriou:
\t<out fifty simples of water have been takci
fro? the bay at many points between th? Pat
a?xy &Ti. coney Island an<? the Battery am
Barit?fi Bay. These he** been analyzed, wl?
o_ ?iMUli 'ha* the eolon bacillus?an im-ariabk
ioaffllpanim??nt of sewage?was nearly nlwaj-i
mure."p-.?ng to ihr presumptive ?test, Do
f.^.. -pies were taken from th?
gmmhyt ' * ln 'k? harbor and it wan fsund
art were minted where th<? watei
.,-?? Diluted rt is customary to take oystMS
iter hedf a tew days before U_?S
'it to market nnd put them in
v^rj? at the mouths of fresh water ft reams ?te
> This han n tendency to- bleach and
turn them In even." c;:se It was found that the
re taken from ?the bleaching beds wer?
fllsttactly taint ed.
The reason tor this Is. nf course, that ail the
c Into New-York Harbor are
- great ?sewers-for the districts through
b they raf? Tr?p present approximate
folly sanitary pp-app discharge into New-York
Berber Is BOfi.OOO.'OOO gallons. The theory has
? ?,? -i-ould he diffused and carried
- dy th?- action ?f the tides. The fact of
??Her Is experiment hap phown that the
ulsffJaumeva hqck and forth aoroBg the ?upper
lav ?mo cf it gradually making its way out
?., but the most nf it ?moving around in the
confines nf the ?Upper Bay until it is disposed
of by the veRPtahle matter and the low forms of
?B?nal lif<* that look after that sort of thing.
In OK mean time more sewage is coming in
? daily than Is being pot rid of. with the result
thtt the pollution in the harbor shows a steady
i incTf?f?
?WeSUgatlon glmn that th-;- wattv which
? 1 tide is of just about the
EMM |ualltj - that which go?es out on the ptrn.
On ds ebl y ter from Bobbins Reef Light gets
-i as far as Orchard Shoal Light, when it is
tancA b comes Into I e Upper Bay again
-- - situation ?? till?* it is
j pet (oesi'o r much ot the sewage damped
? tot? the : Bay to get out. In addi*
' wreeteesfii _? gravity of sait wat?y carries the
pajtat '?' bay below the fresh water connu ?
"'4?***Flhi- Hudson, and while the water from
the Hudson and the water from the other
s emptying into Xew-Tork Harbor are
fcrcir.g their waj oui to sea th? s;;!t water.
reins t,s way up
?; lower
Tn this
not peed hack
gher than it a
In - tract or this is
fhnwn by the decrease in ihr run ?>f shad, ami
hi all ?- th? harbor the
stars becoming tainted
s to I >h and
binar Horp sre two industries already "i
pollution of the water of the
>f 4 reunion steamers,
bsthir.ir beach proprietors ?and va^^nsc-:- -
portad ?come seriously ?affected by
*tiis condition of afifai Ion steam
itsta the t poli? carry something
. year, while the
passenger traffic of tb aches more than
two hu- anally, and much
tiore than that number patronze the beaches
"?r the ? ? nd alone lias a dally
?tends:-;? ,f from three hundred
ttiousa: ired thousand. Ai'
People and these businesses are ?affected by
xmitBi the waters of the harbor. Al?
ready there ?are several places that the boats
"Ate I ause of the fool odor, the un
?Witlj the water and the danger
through them. These are
ftaeef sewage gathers and. by rea
th<^ peculi U caused by the tidal
arbot remains practically
stationary, being driven out or.lv by storms or
?ally high tides.
?taten Island is particularly menaced by the
Erett increase in the amount <>f sewage held
ln *ohi e waters of the Upper Hay. It
is estimated that an equivalent >f more than ?
sludge is deposited In
?' ?very day, ., , greater part of
i thrown upon the shores of Staten Island i
the tides. The ebb tide coming
sown the Hudson meets the ebb tide coming
"?"?tin the Kill von Roll, and they both
r*"'''''r I ?sti k< Staten Island Ijetween
Btspleton and Clifton, abo_t three to four miles
? Reef light. The current then makes
and travelling along the I
reaches Fort Wadsworth. At the same time there
? M ? | from Staten Island Sound
Raritan River which, striking the main eur
rerxt. tends to throw it to the eastward again
'he Lower Bay. In calm weather the fore"
?ugh the Narrows may reach
?* tar as Swineburae Island and Orchard Sb
The fi-si efTe-t of the Hood through the Nar?
rows (an.i it should be remembered that the
cning back on the flood is practically
that which goes out with the ebb.
he same sewage into the harbor
?gain; is -., strike the shore <.f Stater, Island
?? the north of the point where the first
?Sect of the ebb is felt. The .--eond effect of
**?* aching into the Oats ???" tb- l'; ?
**mf to the west of Bobbins Reef. The u.
is to Oow into the Kill von Kull. and the fourth
s'?ri dual effect to Bow Into the Hudson and
East rivers. After the first of the flooa the : :
?iso travels up the Brooklyn side. It is probable '
ltat In calm weather the maximum ?fleet of the
0*od tide is felt on the northwest sid- of the
ii Is probable, according to the ipvestlgat
"j-* Ote ?apesta la the employ of the New-Ti
?^J* Poliutici: Oomaoissfon, that some of ?he
-"?wage which reaches the radius of action of the ;
acthv tidal ebb flow win ultimately be car- j
- oat of the harbor to the ponan, though j
? in the process. But it Is ,
.not 8o ,: ai] ,,f the sewage, or even
major part of It, will reach the limit of ac?
i?n of the ebb tide, and so it would remain in
he harbor for general putrefaction and break
i -
Entertained at Luncheon and Theatre
Sailors Straggle In to Fleet.
Prince Louis yesterday monnng left the _-._?___
<tr"an<* Hotel and went again to the dentist who
has been attending, him eine* he <.a_me to New
Tork. Here Be ___u undor the instruments fr_*m
? o'clock until noon.
!_--_ was then uhisked up to Ardaley. where, at
the Ardsley Club he was entertained at luncheon
by MrP. S. H. F. Pell. The trip up was made in
an automobile belonging* to Sydney Bowman.
and he .vas accompanied by Mrs. Robert B.
Graham and Miss Kitty Hall. At 2:30 o'clock
the return nip was s-___rtrd in the san., machina.
With the prince were Mrs. H. Ogden Pell and
Mrs. S. H. P. Pell.
The prince then went to the demi, t again, ar?
riving-at 3:30 o'clock, and remaining In the chair
until 5"??, When he departed, and paid hia final
visit to Sir Percy Sanderson, consul general from
Great Rritain.
Bark to the hotel in an automobile went the
prince, and later in the evening he was enter?
tained at the University Club by Colonel Robert
M. Thompson. With him at this dinner was
Pla?. ?.???utenant Sowerby From there Col-inel
Thompson and the prinoe went to the New-York
Theatre. Where the party occupied the house
box and -aw the performance. As one of the
performers, a bicycle rider, ?>nt by the box, ftp
stretched out hie band toward the prince. The
prince grot up. leaned forward, and grasped the
I ei former's hand.
Steam Is ordered for 10 o'clock this morning
on hoard al_ of Rear Admiral Prince Louis of
Bat ten berg's warships, end if the orders are not
Chang?e! his majesty's cruiser squadron?the
Drake, the Cumberland, the Cornwall, the Essex,
the Bedford and the Berwick?will be steaming
down the North River before noon, in stately
procession, in single column formation and at
something less than half speed.
Pally fifteen thousand persons visited the flag?
ship Drako between 1 and 5 o'clock yesterday.
<..?piain Halpin. of the 9th Precinct, and a
platoon of forty policemen kept the throng,
which reached away out into West-st.. in line.
The visitors were allowed the full run of the
ship, and the officers had trouble in keeping the
youngsters oat of the rigging. Many of them
climbed to the ship's tops and proudly told their
less fort?nate playmates or their fea'.
Writing yesterday to Hugh Gordon Miller, of
this city, one of the .Vew-York State Commis?
sioner-- i" the Jamestown (Va.) Exposition in
1907. IrTince LoUifi a? knowledges the receipt of
?ni Invitation to the proposed exposition and
expresses personally the hope thai be laay be
able to accept, adding:
Aft-?->? the wonderful receution accorded to as.
I -.in more than ever anxious to da unm l can
to further Anglo-American friendship, which I
have always believed in.
After reaching his apartment? the Priuce ?
made whai be said would be his last public
statement before sailing for home. He said:
We shall i??*. ? here with the greatest feeling
of regret, and there is not one or US who would
not have liked to have made our stay mueh
longer. I have met with every demonstration
or kindness and regard, and your reception has
been most cordial, particularly where largo
numbers have congregated to welcome us, such
as th.- Hippodrom?- and at the New-York Thea?
tre to-night
I am eery grateful for this, for it shows that
the kindly feeling of welcome extended to us
? ornes from every class of the people.
"From President Roosevelt down, every class
and population has indeed offered us a cordial
welcome In one way or another. 1 want to
mention particularly the reception given me by I
th< New-York Yacht Club. The famous Ameri?
ca's Cup was on the table, and I was permit?
ted to lift it?for two minutes. It's a little too
? say that I consider the demonstra?
tions given us as entirely directe?! toward our
country, and I know they are appreciated. For
myself I <!?> not count. 1 am simply the repre?
se;.?alive of my country. 1 am sure the people
??f my country will look upon my kindly reception
as un honor t?i the King and themselves. We
are proud to represent them, and our only regret
is that the only chance we have had to return
some <>f the splendid hospitality, by giving a
reception on the Drake, it was so cold in the
supper room that all our guests were sneezing.
In departing. I wish, to express my apprecia?
tion for al! that has been done In our honor.
I have received an enormous amount of cor?
respondence from all sorts of people since I
came to America, and I have endeavored to at
?t day by day. so that it would not ac?
cumulate, but 1 couldn't keep up with It. and
now I have a pile of unanswered letters larger
than when I started Bui 1 want to assure you
that the moment we get to sea I shall start in
to reply to every letter not yet answered, staid
? plies will be mailed from Gibraltar. I
wish this statement to be published, so that the
many who have not heard from me will know
that I have not forgotten them, or tried to
slight them.
Prince i.ouis will hoard the T>rak<* at IMK)
this morning. He will pay only one more official
visit, and thai will be to Rear Atailral Evans J
en the Maine. *
England Acknowledges Chinese Sov?
ereignty. It Is Said.
Nov. Ml?The Tokio < orrespondem of
"The Daily Telegraph" understands that an
Anglo-Tibetan treaty has been signed and
that, briefly stated, it provides that Great Bri- s
tain shall acknowledge Chinese sovereignty in ?.
T:t,et, in return for which China will pay an t
indemnity. ,
- ?
L-eavc? New York at 3:50 P. M., arrive? Chicago _-:53 j t
A .._.: leaves Chicago 2;4. P. M.. arrives New York j
S:.:. A M . via Pennsylvania Railroad. New equip?
ment Special Features. Rock-ballast, dustless I
roadbed.?Advt. { r
. TT
Arrived at Annapolis November 1.
Attended dinner given by Admiral Evans
November 2.
Visited President Roosevelt at Washing?
ton, and attended receptions and _> ball No?
vember 3.
Attendod dinner given by President Roose?
velt November 4.
Attendee) dinner given by Walter Beaupr?
Townley and Lady Townley November 5.
Returned to Annapolis after informal
luncheon with the President. Guest of Ad-?
mirai Sands at dinner November 6,
Visited Baltimore November 7.
Reached New-York November 9. Guest
St, George's G?j?ci?ty etinne..
At luncheon and reception on Governor's
Island, reception at th? navy yard and a
dinner by the naval alumni at Delmonico's
November 10.
Reviewed eadets at West Point and s?w
the Indians beat the Army at football No?
vember 11.
Had luncheon with Mr? an- Mrs. John R.
!Drexel, heard coon songs, and had dinner
with Mayor McCleilan November 12.
Attended luncheon and reception by the.
Chamber of Commerce, saw 9|-*ning of horse
show, attended sailors' dinner at Coney!
Island, went to the warrant officers' ball en
the Drake, and stayed at the Lambs gambol
untii early morning, November 13.
Gave a ball on the Drake November 14.
Treated by dentist and went to Colons!
Astor's country place, FernelifTe. Novem?
ber 15.
Trip through the subway, again at
dentist's, peeped at horse show, attended
Mrs. Astor's dinner and spent some ti'm ; ai
the New-York Yacht Club, November 17.
Went to the Hippodrome, had dinner with
August Belmont at Delmonico's. went to the ;
Criterion Theatre, and saw Chinatown, No?
vember' 18.
Went to dentist, had iuncheon with Mrs.
Pell at Ardsley, dinner at University Clu'i
and went to New-York Theatre Novem?
ber 19.
vu lierai for Laborers Who Wen
Killed by Molten Steel.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19.?A funeral, wiihout e
ari-llol in this city took place to-day at the
lidvale Irt .*rl -forks, where u forty ton ingot ot
ten. containing the b??ili-_a ??? two workmen, was
uried witli the rites of the Roman Catholic
_hurch. The workmen were John Forkin and
os? pb Gazda. who met a horrible death a week
go. They were in a pit near a eupola contain
lg many ton_ of molten steel. A plug gave
ray and 80.000 pounds of the liery liquid over
-helmed them The men were completely it?
inerated and not a trace of themselves or their
lothing was left.
The M id vale Steel Companj v. ?is averse to
piling the steel or using it. and it was decided
o bury it with the rites of the church to which
le unfortunate men had belonged. According
T the forty-ton ingot, oval in shape, 28 feet.
iiiK, t? feet wide and 5 feet thick, was moved
ist week by a travelling crane to the rear of
ie machine shop, where a grave ten feet deep
a?i been made. The cr??t mass of steel was
lid in the hole and a platform built over it s?i
nat the burial services could be better per
Only the two slaters of (lazda and about one
undred workmen and the officials of the corn
any were permitted to attend the services.
m?ng the officials was President Charles Har
lll. The ingot was covered with ?.?arth and the
ineral party dispersed. The grave will be ap
ropriately marked by the company.
"'o Go Before Insurance Investigat?
ing Committee To-morrow.
Senator Thomas C Platt said last night ihflt
p would appeai-won the witness stami at the
earing before the Legislative insurance in?
stigating Committee on Tuesday. Senator
latt said that he didn't have rhe slightest Idea
hat the committee wanted, but added with a
vinkle. ""You know. 1 have spent : _ 11 my life
bliging people, and if ther?- i-* any happiness
> be gleaned by the members of the committee
y my attendance. I am here to bestow it."
The Senator said he didn't know anything
tx>ut what ex-Governor O.lell had testified to
- what Senator Depew had said. He declared
?at he knew nothing about insurance buaiqgag,
1 am in the express business," he said whimsi
illy. "a_Qd bo far have had nqtbing to do with
*ussian Officers Call _/-? Japanese
for Help.
Nagasaki. Nov. If?.?Five hundred Russian
?diers who were taken prisoners by the Japan
e in the war and who are bound for Vladivos
k on the Russian volunteer Beet steamers
ladimir and BoroneJJ have shown signs of
utiny. The Russian officers applied to t,h?
panese government for troops, and a police
Beer and lOO constables boarded the Boroneji.
_ur Japanese torpedo boat destroyers sur
unded the two vessels.
Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky is on the Boro
Unlabelled Jezcel Bag Causes
Actress Trouble at Pier.
Nearly two thousand people, the greater
part of them French, saw the "divine"
Sarah Bernhardt rudely held up yesterday
afternoon at the Morton-st. exit of the
French Line pier. "Shockeeng!" 'Miser
r-able!" "Ignor-r-amus!" "Theek-head!" and a
dozen like ejaculations were hurled at the gate
man who had the audacity to hold up the idol
of the French, and all because Mme. Bernhardt
didn't have her jewel bag labelled. Madame
fainted, and for the first time gave a sympa?
thetic audience a view of the great tragedienne
ill a natural swpon. Colonel Jerome, -who rep?
resents tne Collector, was B.'inhardi'a escort: at
Ic;u=t, Madame had permitted herself to take
the colonel's arm, but she was dumfounded to
find that an ordinary nigh*, watchman could
hold up both the colonel and his precious charge,
'Miser-r-able: What can zee matter be?"
?Mme Bernhardt ejaculated as she fell Into a
chair. Then up from the crowd gathered out
Hie an?fl rrom the hosts inside went a yell that
was threatening. The crowds hurled themselves
against the big gates of the French Line pier,
fllV? a zealOUS patrolman scented danger. He
Bent IP an alarm that brought the rcaervcn from
the CharleS-St. Station, WWle they were pound
h-s: the .streets order come out nf chaos, and
Madame, triumphant, was .-arried bodily to a
carriage and driven away.
The great actress came in on the French liner
La Touraine, with fifty-odd trunks of personal
baggage, two hundred trunk? of miscellaneous
wear and a company of 107 people. The liner
was late .getting in. but Madame's way waa
strewn with roses, fine speeches, press agent-'
yarns, the ciicking of cameras and what not,
After a lengthy talk with the newspapermen,
she stepped off the gangway and was there met
by the officious Colonel Jerome who, in honor of
the occasion, wore a huge yellow chrysanthe?
mum. Madame took the colonel's arm. and,
while a young, enthusiastic Frenchman ran
ahead shouting '.Make ze ?way for ze grand
lady!" -Mme. Bernhardt began a really trium
phant entry into New-York She was flushed
with happiness. At the gate an old gentleman.
the night w.ttc'hmari. doff'-d his hat, and held up
the flat of his right hand. Colonel Jerome red?
dened to the back of his cars. .Ma-lame looked
at Jerome, and Jerome looked into space. Then
the night watchman explained to the interpreter
thai the "Divine" S-.ir.-ih had failed to have her
jewel bag labelled with that 'horrid' red poster
that must h?*1 on every piece of baggage, Madame
up a beautiful hag and shook it. It was,
supposably. full of diamonds. Then she fainted.
When ?t was all over, and the crowd, awed by
big policeman, Madame smiled through a mial
of something, bowed again and again, then got
Into her carriage and was driven away. The
chi ers of the crowds miwt Lav?- reached her ears
when ?he was well into Broadway.
This is the great French actress's sixth visit
tn America. She told the reportera that she was
! to be "with us" again.
"Eef 1 did not love your America, why should
' I bother? 1 love dearly ze American people.
Eeea it my last appearance? We?11, tnay-be.
Bernhardt comea to this country again under
the joint management of the Shuberts and Will
1 Connor, to make a tour of the larger cities in
this country, Mexico and Cuba. She begins to?
night in Chicago in "The Sorceress." She Is now
' more than sixty-one yean, old. but looks no more
! -han fifty. She has all the ardor of her youth,
and Is just as enthusiastically devoted to the arr
. that has made her great as she was twenty
: years ago.
While she has mastered the creations of the
! ?great English dramatists, she still speaks broken
English with a tru.? French accent. ?She was
attired in a sealskin skirt trimmed with mink.
;.. coat of th? same material of an exaggerated
length, a mink stole about her neck, and a
turban hat bedecked with pheasant's wings and
plumes. The FVench Line sent to her state?
room a bunch of American Beauties, and an
admirer sent orchids. She has Just come from
a tour of Brazil, and when she lands in Chi-.
cago to-night will have travelled fcOOO miles
without a Btop Of more than twenty-four hours.
She was reminded that Cuba was on the itin?
erary and was asked if it were true that she
said' rubans, after all. are but niggers in dress
-It ees not true' All false! I nevaire said
such a thing of the Cubans." she replied. "I
expect to be well received there."
Asked what she thought of Sir Henry Irving.
Mme. Bernhardt paid this tribute to the great
English actor's memory: " ?
"He was mv friend, a good friend, indeed.
fcnd he was a gr-r-eat arteest; mind. I say
arteest; don't forget zat word. Ze diff-err-ence.
Monsieur Irveeng held ze highest {.lace on ze
Eengllsh stage. He was eets greatest arteest.
What mo? can 1 say?"
She ?aid .she would appear but once m a piece
requiring her to wear trousers. "L-Aiglon" has
been eliminated from th? n?t of plays to be
presented, and In Its place "flapbo, * by Daudet,
substituted. _^ , ,. .
?I will play a one-act piece. Boheme, stie
said "in whtch I wear men's attire. That :s
the only exception to the classic plays or. the
programme. It Is a new piece and fine. I know
you'll like it."
Some one asked her what is her latest fad.
' Ze dogs?and, well, ze success; always suc?
She had half a dozen dogs with her, hut of
them all a Japanese poodle named Frette re?
ceived the greatest care. Frette slept under her
minlt stole while she was talking to the re?
Her life has been insured for .Vrf>,?nOf> francs.
The itinerary for this trip Includes a stay of
or.e week in Chicago and one night stands in
all of the larger cities of the West, after which
she will return to New-York for an extended
season at the Lyric Theatre. She left at B
o'clock last night over the ?Grand Central, in
the private car Mayflower.
Inmates Suffocated?Escape Cut
Off by Flames?.?_ Injured.
Gla.gnw, Xov. If*. The most terrible fir?* ?h,.,
has occurred in Great Britain for many year?
broke out her* this morning in a cheap lodging
house for men in Watson-pi. <*n?i .-suited in
the loss of thirty-nine lives and the severe injury
of many others. The flamea ?-M first noticed
at 6 o'clock on the fourth floor of the building,
which was occupied by "130 men. An alarm
-.-as raised and the firemen were speedily in at?
tendance, but flames and smoke wore then Is?
suing from most of the windows on .he fourth
floor. An extraordinary scene was created by
a proc-i?_ ion of almost naked men hauins. fr??m
the door of the building, and against their frantic
efforts to escape the firemen had actually to
fight for admission,
fteasUnc th^ upper floors, the firei-t-.n round
that the narrow passages were becoming con
Bested with men who had dropped to the floor
overcome by sm?U?. Fortunately the fir*-"1 *"**?
confined to the fourth floor, and as soon as in.
firemen were aMe to cet to work it was speedily
extinguished. The flames had been fed by the
wooden partitions, the burning of which ttyrow
oft volumes of smoke, resulting In the suffoca?
tion of the inmates. Many, on being brought
to me Street, rallied in a f .-f. minut?e, bill othtl'S
had to be taken to the hospitals.
The dead were mostly workmen in the prime
of Ufe. They presented a hOITlble spectacle,
their blackened faces bearing evidence of terri?
ble struggles to escape. Many men were sleep?
ing in the attic floor, above I lie burning fourth
floor, and these hftd narrow escapes. The flames
burst through the floor and it was impossible for
the men to descend. The Windows were secure?
ly fastened and the men had to break them
so that they could climb through to neighbor?
ing roofs.
By 10 o'clock a search of the building w??
made and a complete list of the victims ob?
tained, which showed that thirty-nine were dead
and thirty-two injured. It appears to be the
eustnm of these lodgera to sleep nude, and the
march of the survivors to the police station
was a fantastic one. Some had snatched the
covers of the beds and others their trousers,
while many wore nothing.
The local authorities had to be called upon to
supply the men with clothing and warm meals.
Owing to their migratory habita and th* ab
9enee of permanent homes, many of the dead
will never be identified. The identification Of
others is rendered difficult by the absence of
Report That He Is To Be Married
to King Edward's Niece.
Madrid. Nov. 20.?The "Correspondencia" as?
serts that King Alfonso will be marr'ed to Prin?
cesa Ena of Battenbera. in May. li>0_.
Princess Ena of Battenbers. is the only ?laugh?
ter of the widow Princess Henry of Battenberg.
who is the youngest sister of Kins: Edward.
Over 800,000 Gallons Consumed?
Loss, $4,000,000.
Connellsville Penn.. Xov. 19.?At the A. Over
holt distillery, at Broadford. to-day, 810.000
g&Ilons of whiskey furnished a spectacular Are,
entailing a loss of f?.?OO.OOC. The main hooded
warehouse was burned to the ground.
The blue tinged flamea from the burning aleo
hol shot more than one hundred feet into the
Calle for help WflK aont to Connellsville.
Uniontown and McKeesp.-rt. Broadford is but
two miles from here, and the Connellsville Fire
nennrtmrnt, on a special train, reached the
Scene quickly. The m<**>, by hard work, man?
aged to save the buildings near by, and the calls
to the two other towns wer . withdrawn.
The ruined building and its eontents were still
burning fiercely at midnight, but the structures
surrounding it have been so thoroughly soaked
with water that no further losses are feared. It
is supposed that the fire started either from
spontaneous combustion or from a spark thrown
by a passing locomotive down one of the air
The A. Overholt company is one of the largest
manufacturers of whiskey in the world. The
plant is practically owned by H. G Frick and
the M?lions, of Pittsburg.
Policeman Jumps from I.'t5th-st.
Drawbridge to Rescue.
Patrolman Matthew McGrath, of the Bast
l__2d-s_. station, last night plunged from the
drawbridge over the Harlem River at 14 .th-st.
to rescue a man from drowning. Mc-'rath. in
company with Joseph Angelhardt. of No. 301
West 4i>th-st.. was crossing the bridge when he
heard a splash a:i?l a second later a feeble cry.
Peering over the rail of the bridge the poli? ? -
man saw a dark object in th?- water a few feet
from tlnj <Mid of a pier that juts from _4.".th-st.
Immediately in- divested himself of his overcoat
and helmet an?! plunged Into the river sixty
feet below.
McGrath reached the man just as he was sink?
ing, and after a brief straggle swam with him
to ih? end of the pier. The policeman's com?
panion, Angelhardt. ran across the bridge and
telephoned the Harlem Hospital for au ambu?
lance, and th?*ii alarmed every pedestrian he met
and demanded that he g?> to th>- rescue of the
policeman and th? drowning man. Half a dosen
policemen went to the pier and threw a
McGrath. who made
arm and ha i ;1. me on the pi-r :.a?jl htm up.
Th? victim sai?! be wi-.s John Hartjgan, ?< jan?
itor, of No. 73 West l_-8th-_r_.
Nearly Half of Jladivostok Burned
?Damage." >->.<?')< >.not,.
Tokio. Nov. ?*.?An eye Witn ?s. of the n
liot at Vladivostok." whn h ? Naga
sah. reports that nearly half the , ity was
humad, and six hundred of the garrison
killed, that the Jail was thrown open and
that Genera! Kappek is missing. Th.- damage :
is estimated at S2SS-000.O?O. Soldiers from H ?r
bfn are reported to have joined the rioters.
Rotterdam. Nov. 1..-The Holland-America I_ir ?**?
steamer Ryndam. which went aground In ?he
Nieuwe Maas, off Vlaard rigen, in m tog ye___e_~
ca\. was successfully Hosted to-day wiih t?:
sirt .nee of tugs. She has arr'vi-U hcrt and landed
her passengers.
Only a Few Rescued from Wreck
Off St. Ma'o.
London, Nov. IS. .\ ?. over?
took th- Southwestern Railway'!
steamer Hilda thb mOfl ;? g S ??
umrti-' - -..; f ?:- si Slalo. i
north . . ? . \? Kb < >>:?:- rex a
: hundred ?persons on ?board ' ?!wm
were drowned. Her pas?;:'. 5 ii?"
vV v <?
.4? CrtANHEL
?<? x wtANo/r
-Jl. ?w .
laved by a f?g in the Channel, and when near
ing St. Malo she ran into a MftN snowstorm,
apparently mlsr d her GMttM BAA foundered on
the rocks o?r Jard?n lighthouse, threa miles
from St Malo
The company's steamer Ada. outward from
St. Malo, rescued five of the passengers and one
of the crew. The crew numbered twenty-six,
and there were About a hundrsd passengers, all
Frenchmen, most of them being onion dealers
from St. Briac and that neif?hborhOOd.
The South iventern Railway Convpany Is as yet
unable to give a list of the Hilda's passengers,
but they say that a score booked passage at
stations between London and Southampton, and
that to the besrt of their knowledge ninety-nine
were drowned and only six saved.
A telegram from St. Servan, adjoining St.
Malo, given the few particulars yet available.
The Hilda was near St Malo on Saturday morn?
ing, ?hs- streck th?? roi ks at 4 o'clock on Sun?
day morning in the roadstead Ott the island of
CozemOre. She had rnlmnfl UN tide, owing to
bad weather and fog.
The majority of the crew and passengers were
asleep at the time. Two boats were Iiwere?-],
one of which, containing five men. arrived at St
Servar*. The second host "was picked up empty
at St. Cast, where thirteen bodies were v:
ashore. The top of th;* Hilda's funnel a
mast are visible at low tide, according r
telegram from St. Serian
St. Malo. Nov. 1?.- The exact number of lives
lost on the Hilda Is unknown here It i
derstood that there wer?- ahoi.t twenty
class ?passengers, Including several English
pie. Among the latt?er were the Hon. Mrs
1er. sister of Lord Lanesborongh, and Colonel
Follet. Though it is not eertaln that these
actually on board, they were expected to travel
by the Hilda, and it ii? known that nil the first
?Mass passengers were drowned. The<j;- passa?
gers were Knglish, officers and others who were
coming 10 rejoin their families or to spend the
MSSOn at St. Molo and Dlnai'd, opposite St.
I Malo
It appears to be eertain that only six wer?
? ?aved. thPBP being flvr onion ScHeea and an
i English seaman named Orinter. belonging to
Guernsey, ">"d that the lotal on board, including
the crew, nmabered MS- The delay in the ar?
rival nf the Hilda at first inspired little anxiety,
as there was dreadful weather in the Channel,
and as everyone had full confidence in her
captain, tlrei?'jry. an experienced man who was
likely to exercise caution in approaching tUa
dangerous coaflt of Brittany, which he had
known for thirty years.
The disaster was first suspected through the
washing ashore of a body, and the ?port authori?
ties Immediately sent out a tug. It wan then
learned that the Hilda was wrecked on a treach?
erous reef close to the island of Cezambre,
called Les Portes. She had apparently struck,
hroken her back and immediately sank, leaving
no time to launch the boats. The Jardin Light
is quite close to the spot.
The Hilda was built at Glasgow in 1882. and
registered 848 tons. She was an iron screw
steamer. 235 feet long.
Syracuse Woman Awakes from Un?
consciousness Due to Fall.
fBy T??i?!?raph to The Tribun*.]
Syracuse, Nov. 19.?Miss Florence Ryan, twen?
ty-one years old. awoke to-day from a state of
unconsciousness into which she sank on March
7. For eight months and eleven days the joung
woman had not spoken a word nor opened her
eyes. To-day site recognized relatives and
talked to them.
One year ago Miss Ryan fell into a trench In
front of the Andrew Carnegie Library Bui!
She partially recovered from her injurie
was ?able to -be about the house on en
when she became unconocfooa He- ? -as
baffled the physicians.
Lower California Indi-as i
Slight Trace of E.ipb>n
Los .Angel'- Cal.. Noy. 11?.- _?_
ceived to-day by George w. Knox the fat ? o;
Henry Miller and Gut Ohnder.
expedition |o Tiboron Islai .: in ;
fornia near': ? vear ;?.?. is probably
?'n the desolate shores <>f the <;>,!f ..
f.-rnta near a deserted Indian villa.
found the trapping?) of Mil
book of nautical ?seltnee ?hi. h !..
? ! ? r?.:ir et tried human h.-i?
as found the eharr ??! re
??ere slaJ
who inha
The discovery of th
?f th- Mill?-,- and Olinder parr-, ?as made t,
onnoctlofl with the search now conduct?? h -
E. P. Grindell. of Arizona, for hii
. Lieutenant Grindell. who ?as lost ?a

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