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| "Thanksgiving
I Will Soon Be Here."
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II : .
Golden Rule Bazaar
Going Out of Business
Golden Rule Bazaar,
NOB. 904 to 908 First Avenue.
The Next Japanese Steamer
Will Bring Some Fine Teas for Us. j
In buying teas, like anything slse, the largest buyers secure advantage*
•Hf snail buyers. We give you the best value because we are able to.
MUCH. Altil'sTlNK & CO., 815 and i!l7 First Av.
fatch Us! Watch Us!*l
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fcl ffllK, Jtwtkrs, Si 720 Firs! Arem
"111 ][)| II ** On Hams. Bacon or Lard
lil l \l\l Jl I nieaus a home pmiucr
Hill LlllillJ that cannot he beat. :
S)TICE~Bank of British Colombia.
rsiris EST;'
4t 7 0f #r * requested to call at their early
tnJ hrln * P J *» books or m-alpts. and withdraw their balances.
LEA BARN ICS, Manager. Seattle, Wash.. October It ISM.
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NORTH FIXTURE ro. r,UM »-.% fr4k J
!*• U"* tomatoes from th«. wrecked
AJ S tox or |i.i* i*r case. Warranted gocsi cocdttioo. '
A A S ■«. A A
Vooda BoUraiol •» Amy Port off tko
Tracks Washed Away,
Wires Blown Down.
Nearly All Telegraphic Com-
m anient ion Cut Off.
Snohomish River Over Six Miles Wide
aud still Rising.
Hoadreds of HM4 of Cattle Wukfl
Rtrakrr BMCIM Tweatjr
raalliM lb« SaokaaUh
Narthti Booaaa Bars* aai Tkea
saada •( Dollars' Worth mi U«a
Are SwtrlH late Ilia toaa4-Tkt
flwtt Xartkera Eakaakawat
*'«kfd Oat far Two a ail a Half
llllM-Wktt* Rivar Bridgr Totter
lai-firrat Daaiair Do or oa tkr
Portia ad Braark of tkr Xortkera
Pari •»—To wilts Mlvrr Eakaak*
Goaa—Tka Yaklaaa sad Co
lwakia Rivers Very Migk
Tacoma, Nov. 15.—Special.—For three
days it ftaa rained steadily ;n th a section
of the state, and this rooming the down
pouring moisture «tj cry«tall*c>l into
snow by a drop in the temperature. At
firat "the snow meiiyd an fast a# it struck
the ground, but tonight at 8 o'clock near
ly three inches had fallen on the hills in
the upper part of town. Trees were cov
ered with the feathery blanket and the
landscape took on the appearance that be
long* only to the frigid East at this sea
won of the year, and which is entireiy for
eign to a I'uget sound November.
Besides disturbing to aome extent the
electric light and wires of the
city, the stoTm has caused a temporary
cessation of travel over the Northern Pa
cific betwwn this city and Seattle. The
temporary bridge over the White rlrer on
rtis Seattle line was endangered ail day
today by drift wood which is pHed hiKh
against the structure. The river feas been
rising rapidly for the past twenty-four
hours, and It was (cared that the bridge
would be ««apt aa ay tonlsftt. The earl*
morning train to Seattle, which connects
with the overland from the Ea*t. got
through this morning, but It was decided
by the company to stop trains on the line
till th* White river bridge could be
The Northern Pacific No. 1, overland
from thf Ka*t, du? here at 5;">5 a. m.. was
three hoars late, arriving In Portland at
3 this afternoon Instead of ll:». the sched
u.e time. Yesterday's No. 1 wan sixteen
hours late, reaching Portland at 4 this
morning. No. 4, the local between Port
isn.i and Seattle, due here at 3:40. arrived
tonght at 9.30. N- > the ea;=r-bound over
land, left Portland on time- at 5 this after
toon. On account of being compelled to
run slow over a large portion of the line,
the train reached this city late, and was
consequently behind time leaving for the
i greatest damage to the Northern
Pacific on thls> side of the mountains is
on the Poitland branch. Nearly 100 feet
of filled embankment in the Cowlitz valley
near Olequa swept away this after
noon at 3 J'. There were a number of
other washouts, but none so large as this,
which is Known as the Cowllt* flu. The
bridges numbered 96 and 96 were washed
out. but temporary repairs wore speedily
made so as to aliow the slow passage of
Between 8 and Portland the
lin* is in continual trouble. All of the
an aller rivers between Tacoma and Port
land are badly swollen by the* rn;ns It
Is feared that more trouMe is In store
for the company. eap*-Ully if the Cow
llta river continues to rise, as seems proh
ahle. Supt. McCahe. of the Northern Pa
cific. .'pent all day today on the line to
Portland, personally directing the efforts
of a large force of men. who hive r>e»-n
working all day in order to k<»ep the line
It Is reported her«» that the Yakima river
ri.ien to almost high water mark
within the past twenty-four hours The
Columbia rose two feet within the same
At 9 o'clock this evening the snow had
stopped falling here, and a warm wind is
melting It rapidiy.
The Hlarr Takes m *horf Cat nn rf
lanailalrt Many Hllea.
Kverett. Not 1" Special.—The Snoho
mish river has broken all records and is
now about two feet htgier than the top
hl«h-w»ter tv. trk o? previous years IM>-
rvgardlng the reeular channel, it his
brrken over the banks and dikes and >*
taking a shirt cut across the country
•on n» mad rac« to t !re SWiund. And tha
water is still rising
The rancher* on the bottom lands wer*
only partially prepared for the flood.
XV hile their loss must :>e considerable In
the aggregate, it is tsnpo-tjeibie to net de
tails Mr Pow - who keeps a dairy on
th» Hast place, la reported to have lo#;
all his cows.
Tha steamer K'»r«nce has gor.'»
out on tfie hetr.itn Sands east and south
of boa *U, and is m* gathering up the
ranchers* farr - their sui merge!
Iw-eiHngs. some nf • <-era miles from the
rtv»r The M - - e Orts'o track
Lowell and Everett is ail under water
The wrhsrf ar r>* ,*.{ Hewitt aven-ie
is partially suhmerged.
At Lowe:: the w »• -r has washed out the
'racks of both the Great Northern and
Mont# Oris-•> r.-a ;«
The lower 11 of the paper mill Is
tl.K»d*d and the s r *s have been put out
in the furn we*
The Monte Or s*o of yesterday *
not able to ge' *hnagk the canyon. th»
• ♦■ark iwing c verM with water rr
th# way *nd water fli!e<l the tunnels to
the depth of several feet Th* ra:!roa•<
bridges across Eiy slough and the river
a: Lowell are not damaged.
The river a: i» ■ normsh .s now- a it s:x
-n.ies wide, ani the water is up »o the
second (h»f of some of *ti» biii; t.n*? tn
S nth ?n Seattle & In .-.
iliswd ra ,wa brdg* !s so rr.;.-h tlatn
aired b>" dr:ftww*| tha' n> tra-ns can
cross ontil it is reraire«l The center pier
of the wagc-n %>r. igc. the on* u;i«on wtii- h
the brnig- swings. u» alst> <t»m»(et to the
eiteirt that tejtma are ai?*>we.i to
c ro**.
As tar ag heard fr*«r. if sher it M slVmi
aid aro Jl* navies. loacra.
They vera I t»«m» of '?»* 'led to the
Ohera IwOM and Lowell. »'*
of which have *'*«• from their moor
ings ao4 sr* on the way 4own she rtver.
Th* timi— were brokon up and the U">f»
Soatod » tlw Sound. Their i<y%f will
amount to •everai thousand dollars.
Groat Maa-thera'a Eaikaakaeat U
WatkH Away for Two Ml lea-
Mount Verron. Nor IS_—Special —Th#
Skagit rt-wsr i» a*ain a raging torrent,
and the oa*ntry for miles around l» In
undated. The chinook wind and tfca*
of the last few days have brought tha
melted snow* down from tt» mountains
in such vol«rn< that It has be*n with the
greatest diSlculty that the town har been
saved frwm a nvnet dlsast roue flood.
Thi® morning the river was dangerously
high and a#B»tan*br riaing. and the fire
heij wax *i)if to wmnion the citlwns to
work on thf dyke#. They promptly re
•ponded, and ail day the swollen river
has be*n carefully watched to see that
no break h« the dyke was made. The
water Is the highest ever known treas
uring si* Inches higher than the great
flood of three vears ago. during which
the whole town was completely under
water. This year, however, thanks to
better dyke# and the vigilance of citi
zens. the town has aaved. but the
outlying is flooded to a depth
of several feet.
Tii* town I* wmplMriy cut off from
railroad catwnunlcatlon with the south,
a* near Fir th~ Great Northern track is
under water and for two mile* the bank
is washed away, which It will require
Are or six day* to repair. No train* have
passed either way today. The highest
point i* now tx»lieved to have been reach
ed. and as colder weather ha* *et In it
Is hoped that th* next few hours will
find the river falling. No casualties have
yet been rej>*r;ed.
Estimate* IMI la Saokoarisk Caaa-
ty Oter Half a Mlllioa.
Snohomish, K»v. 15.—Special.—The river
is eUfhteea feet higher than regular
he.g&t. and th>> country is flooded for
mile.* around. Many ranchers along the
river have lost everything Several
house* fliMtdl down to the bridge and
were smashed. Both the railroads lead
ing into Soohom:sh are badly damaged,
tne roadbed in some place* being entirely
destroye-d. Handreds of head of stock
have been dAjwned. The railroad and
county bridge* are gone in many places..
The steamer Florence Henry went dosn
the river this morning and rescued twen
ty families on Che marsh and low lands.
Over half g million dollars* damag<s has
been done is this county alone, and the
river was *tlil rising at 8 o'clock.
The Little lealiag Sekooaer Ashore
at Bosnia Polat.
Port Townsend, Nov. 15.—Special.—Tug
Taeoma. which arrived at this port at
noon today, reported that the schooner
Puritan was ashore at Bonilla point, Van
couver Island. The captain and crew were
all on shore, watching the vessel going to
pieces. She is Certain to be a tot4l loss.
The crew are c&mped on the beach.
The Puritan' was built at Tacoma in
1592, is 3$ feet R inches lont? 12 feet 7
inches breadth, find of 16 tons burden.
The Float at Cheballs.
Chehali*. Nov. 15. —Special.—The rainfall
here for the paa( ten days ha* been nearly
■tne Inches, and'beat* anything in the ex
perience of th£ widest settler*. Chehali*
and jiaaraukui* rivers are a-H over the low
land*. Several hundred yard* of the South
Bend branch track was washed out near
town yesterday, and the train will be de
layed here *everal days. E. A. Frost lost
480.000 feet of cedar logs yesterday by the
breaking of his boom, and Mealy. Lacy A
Co. lost a number of logs in the same way.
Yakima Iroa BrMge Brokea.
North Yakima, Nov. —Special.—We
have the h'ghest water known here for
years. It carried away a span of the iron
railroad bridge over the Natch eg, one mile
north of this city, at * o'clock this even
ing. !The bridge was built five years ago
at a cost of $15,000. Transfers will prob
ably be made of the passengers over the
road bridge a hundred feet from the rail
road bridge. It is not known how long it
will t>e before the span is rebuilt.
American and KnaJlsh Capital 9nb<
terlbH to Build a Hallroad
In the Flowery Kingdom.
Chicago. Nov. 15.—The Tribune says:
One million dollars ha? been subscribed,
and plans are being matured for the
forn ation in Chicago within two weeks
of a cigantic commercial enterprise to be
known as the English-American-Chinese
H.iU way Construction Company. whl -h is
to enter the Held of Chinese trade as the
rival of the American Trading Company.
The object of th" company is to event*.'illy
obtain control of the American trade in
th>» Flowery Kingdom. Twenty-three
mi!"* of railway equipped with tie most
Improved appliances and rolling stock will
be built. Most vf th» capital. i' is said,
will he put in by American*, and they
will also supply the equipment of the road.
Two Englishmen are directing the forma
tion of the syndicate from opposite rides
of the plohe One of th*-m. John P. Grant,
Is now in Chicago concluding the deal, and
the other. Louis Spitte). is j n China. The
former is a railroad promoter. arid the lat
ter the head of the firm of Louis Spitzel
A Co., London and Shanghai.
W ill I.Kit O* THK M\R< H.
A Trip Into the Interior fastnesses
After the Insurgents.
Havana. Nov IS.—No very : news
has t received from <'a;>t Weyler.
*ut it is known that after the engage
ment at the Rubi hiil h» continued his
march into the interior of the mountains,
towards Soroa. and he s>! c.»<»ded > n pene
trating to points which no other Sitanish
'•■T'umns have ever re a he t. Ifhas had
several skirmrshe* wi* h the insurgents,
n"' w;c ha landing the a Ivan' po
sition* which they hold in mountain
strongholds, but he has not succeeded in
confronting any conalder.it*: force of the
T't» insurgents have ag&.n atta k' l the
vl of Conado and hav« cannonaded
hut without infl'ct ng m-u-h damage.
Span «h sharpsh't >■''s having silenced
the artillery hy pirk r* nff the * inner*
K ghty-etarht fam.:e« and 4«2 men ha\e
b. -n .-onefn'rated a*. Mart- ;a, :n Pinar
del R.o.
Capt. Gen Weyler s a- Oleaga.
She Will Place Hon.l. an I'oMic *«b
•erlptlAa T»d*T.
Washington, Nov i' ■!>»*- - D»Puy I>e
Lome, the Spanish minister h\.« rece.ved
from M»4rid thai on temw
morning at that city the government wtil
make ar announcement ask if for pub»ic
subscriptions on a loan f I"- ■■ qqr \v«;i»
the minister sad the :--*n * lf not to be
male purpoaely for the '"nmM.ate pur
chase of munitions an-1 «■ ju ;>-r>ents for
r, yet St is probable t :e bulk of the
money will tv us*>-1 to d*'rsy the expenses
of the <*»n« ft now going on n Cuba.
Minister l>r L«>m* r» » 4 te.enram
from an <">?* :al source *ay rg that a pri
vate eanva-- has been ma !» of the bank
ers an 4 brok rs of Ms I'M w.th the Inten
tion of ftsj'l njf out bow m they would
subscribe. a»4 that, so Jar. the different
nnanriers nave promt*' d take up a
Urge prop- -tion Of the bo- is.
A pvs-i. t'T train or •,e i? RAP
struck a wajfon Saturda> z»i-ax
Buffalo, aoc kUvi three peepie.
Congressman Dingley on His
Revenue Bill.
*'• Dl *«ley Sara the Honae May
Tmk * 1 » "■ Eilgfaer Tariff Bill,
hat That It la »are to Be Defeat**
by the Democrat* la the Seaate—
Hf Hapea, However. That
,# " f Reveaae Meaaare Will l*aao
to Avoid Aaother Boad |«»ae—ln.
terview. oo the Sahjcet Hiik
Coacreuara Hltt. Afaley aad
'Me.. \,v. U.-Tongr«ssman
Ving.ey. cnairman of the house ommU
tee on wr.ys and m*.*ns. in an inurview
or subject of his revenue bi'l
says: * *
• While, of course, It is possible that the
senate may take up the nous* Mil and
P*iss It. in view of the recent of
me country, yet I know of no change of
opinion on the part of ary i*na or who
\oted against the biil luas winter. with
one possible exception. It will be remem
bered that the senate refused to take up
the bill by li majority, five senators who
had been elected as Republicans uniting
with ail the Democrat* in defeating it.
"As two Republican senators, Pet'igrew
and Squire, who voted last winter to take
up the Mil. and four of the Ave Repub
lican senator* who last winter voted
against the bill went over to Bryan, there
is a probability that the btll would be de
feated in the senate. If an attempt should
b* made to bring it up, by as large a ma
jority as then.
•The suggestion has been made that
perhaps som«? of the Demo, sane senators,
particularly the sound-money senators!
who voted against it last winter wouid
new vote for it. It would proiiably re
quire the votes of at least six or seven
Democrats to pass the house bill, and I
see no chance to obtain these—lndeed. I
know of no Democrats who would vote
for it. It should b* remembered that there
are only Ave. or at most seven. Demo
cratic sound-money senators Palmer.
Lindsay. Vilas. Caffery and Mitchell, of
Wisconsin, to whom perhaps under some
circumstances Hiil and Murphy, of New
York, may be added. Gorman's position
is uncertain.
"My own opinion is that there Is not
the slightest ground for hope of the pas
sage of the bill by the senate at the ap
proaching short session, notwithstanding
the need of additional revenue is as great
as it was one year ago. Indeed, the de
ficiency already since the house passed
the bill in December last exceeded the
t40.000.000 which it was expected it would
In reply to questions as to the proba
bility of an extra session of congress
immediately after McKlnley's Inaugura
tion, to provide revenue by some revision
of the tariff. Mr. Dingley said:
"So far as I knew, no decision has
been reached, and none probably will be
until congress meets and the Repub
licans have an opportunity to exchange
views and confer with the president
elect. I think there is a very general
feeling among Republicans, and I doubt
not Mr. McKlnley shares in it, that there
must be secured through tariff legisla
tion at the earliest possible time suffi
cient revenue to run the*government and
leave a reasonable surplus for an exi
gency, and that the sooner whatever
tariff legislation is proposed is accom
pli* hed the better.
"The probable status of the senate on
such tariff legislation after March 4 will
have much to do in determining the
course to be pursued. 1 cannot believe,
however, that a majority of the senate,
as it will be constituted after March 4.
will refuse to concur with the Repub
lican house in such tarilT legislation aa
may be necessary to run the government
without a resort to the issue of bond*,
and to aid in restoring prosperity to the
"The house will not propose anything
further in this direction at the ap
proaching short session, as It passed a
revenue hill and sent It to the senate
last December, and if the senate desires
to do anything in this line it ran take
this bill from the senate calendar any
day and p.is.s it as it stands, or pass it
with an amendment."
Mr. Apsley Favor* It.
Washington. Nov. 15.—Congressman
Apsley, of Massachusetts, who Is vice
chairman of the Republican congressional
committee, when auked If he was looking
forward to an extra session of congress
for the purpose of revising the tariff so
that sufficient revenue might l>e obtained
therefrom to run lie government, said:
"Yes, 1 believe that Mr. McKiniey will
call an extra session. 1 do not see how it
can be avoided Suffi *ient revenue must
be raised to carry on th's government,
and th» on!v way to tjet it is to secure
more Income through the tariff. I think
it may prove a good thing to take up the
EMngley bill as soon as congress meets.'
•To you think it will be possible to net
a tariff bill through the senate without
making concessions to the silver men"*
Will not those Republicans who bolted the
St. Louis convention stand out aga'nst any
legislation that does not recocmze silver?"
"1 do not believe they will. The
mendous popular majority of one million
given Mr. McKiniey will have som" influ
ence u;>on them. In I®?M. and again this
year, the American people were heard
from very decidedly on the subject ef the
tariff, and the'r voice will have influence
on congress. They have given a tre
mendous popular majority in favor of th*»
tariff, and their wishes wili be reaperted.
Mr McKiniey :s heart and soul in earneet
about opening the factories o£ the coun
try. and he means every word he has sa.d
about cutting our factories started up.
Congress w 11 work in harmony with h.m
to secure tariff legislation."
• Po you think there will t*e any more
bond issues during the present adminis
"I lon'f think there * til be any neces
sity for bon-1 Ssfuti. surely there will be
rw» such issues to replenish the go 11 re-
Republican Tawacy. of MlMMfltJ, a'so
thinks 'hit th» corn n* session of congress
wjl not N» able to pas.* the Ptnaley biii.
ar'l that an extra session of congress to
revise the tariff is inevitable.
Think* If Will P»»»
fhilesburgr 111 . Nov IS -Cor.ir«jman
Corjre Prince. in a talk on the prob
able ect:<>n of congress at its closine ses
sion. r* i:
"It !« ffir >n th»* ? h» s»r.are w:JI
take up 'he p -«t ey b-'il. which, as ye-j
remember. « sir vlv pen-line Th * b>.»
is a non-Mrtissn ore It »** presented
at the las* session for the p of pro
vi-jsner for the i¥ vo/wo a year deftcien-"*y
<*rea*ed bv th#- VTl'soft-Oorman bill. It
th« bo-jfte I hope it wtH pass the
And 1 beiieve that President
Cleveland wt'i * an it.
"The *frt»-ra; sentiment at the l*st ***•-
«f-->n a»s favorable to it. At the m«»
On* I rather • rp*-t *hc way* tn-l
means «rot» St tee h«>al*>-l bv Ditighsy. w;ll.
during ♦ h*> se*« ! >n. i-repare a b.Il
with a view of having * (ntßxliKrf atvl
sprWtily j»»«hy *r- *1 of the
new C<T *r e-s* < ailed bv President M>
K B'ey I 'htfi'd thi* wit! He «tefi»*.
"I am no- 'n fsvor * .»« u-* more her; Is
if *r vj> - -«> n« * can *r<>id»<i.
I th-.nk *ha* *s»r» is now *»! d
ronsin* b» this rrnmtry to rr.> ntain r«-
aeo e, ;f :tJ i* :here wJi be co
for hood iMrsupjr I ;.:ir<ity think
CAR * r " Wit! favor a furrier i«Siie unless
ur, *er ore*- atrosa "
r*> yoy Think the money ,jue»'Jon wtll
an .Mue in "he corr, -c Mr.
Prince w» « «»*«}.
' w - ' *!#• 1 think : -.?: the money men
fx win P«»h it. Still. I believe
•not The St ver ftepuh'ioan*. who represent
t**e ,treat Rrat:-jf. *he«p an 4 other a*r>
raitural region* >? the Northwest. a ,11
join wHh the Repyfctvarw .n a tarfff :n
--™ * free coinage bffl. I? a free ani
un im ;-i -o - s «e bit i.« presents! it will
- El lo tf! * "-mmUtee on coinage.
e.*n:s a«,j measure*. «n-i it will never
'* hack at 2m s<»*sf©a. There
may he ay ration, but it w..l bo without
intrfuua HltCa Vltiw.
111 X,>v R
H:tt. chairman of the heune commit
on affairs nM in an inter
v tr * a * th# business of im
portant that would likely ,-ome up «t
' *Pproachln* session of corvee**
would he A rw'fnuf la* There will he
an warmest effort made to j*ass the IMng
!<*» law, he added. which 1* more essen
tially a revenue than a protection meas
ure. and would ivrMw the *tov««rnmetit'a
income by over almoet imme
diately. in the Venezuelan matter Great
Britain has conceded the contention of
this jtov**rnment in the matter
to arbitration. Secretary Olnev. in Mr.
Hitt's opinion, conducted the affair ex
cwedinffly well.
*' w ell for tke Diaaley Mill.
Camdcß, N. J.. Nov. IS —Senator Sewell
Raid In retard to the for & rev
c-nuf tariff:
"I favor n.e passnge of the Plngley
bill. The receipts of the itivemnx'nt
would be Increas.-d under this hill by s*».-
&»>.«« a year. This would be derived from
a fitiall duty on wool and a slight hori
zontal increase in the general schedules.
I hope thii! measure can he passed bv the
present cor.grew, as in that event Pres
ident MoKinley would probably not con
sider it necessary to call an extra ses
"No country or business," said he. "can
long be prosperous unless Its receipts ex
ceed its expenditures. There is urgent
need of tariff legislation that will In
crease the revenues of the government
so that It can not only meet its current
expanses but also gain a surplus suffi
cient to cover the deficiencies of the past.
At the same time a headlong rush into a
new tariff immediately upon the new
president taking office is not desirable."
The Great Falls Begla ta Raa the
Street ( an of Buffalo. Twesly
Sevea Miles Away.
Buffalo. N. Y., Nov. lfi.— At midnight to
night the turning of the switch in the big
power house at Niagara Kalis completed
a circuit which caused Niagara river to
flow up hill, so to speak, by returning a
fraction of its res.stless energy, which had
already swept past the gates of Buffalo,
back into the city, twenty-seven miles dis
tant. The harness was buckled that
hitches the factory wheels of Buffalo to
the greatest water cataract on earth.
Monday morning the street cars of this
city will move by falls power. Hereafter
the fails has work enough to earn Its liv
ing. The bhekiing of the harness could
have been done as well ta'elve hours
earlier, hut for the fact that the fattoer
of William B. Rankin, of New York, sec
retary of the Niagara Falls Power Com
pany, is a clergyman, and In deference to
his wlsrties the Niagara falls was not
turned into the Transmitting system at
noon today as had beea eapectsd.
The connections were made at mid
night. The force of experts having the
work in hand a ere busy all of last nighty
Hud until late this evening, testing the va
rious connections, and going over the ma
chinery to make sure everything was in
proper order. When everything was in
readiness for the switch to be thrown
over the electricians were confident that
there need be no cessation of the current
set flowing over the wires of the Buffalo
street railway system.
The district covered by the line between
Buffalo and the falls Is twenty-seven miles,
and the expert electricians wha have the
work In charge estimate that the loss of
energy will be less than lft per cent., and
may not much exceed 0. Careful tests are
to be made in this connection, the tests
covering both night and day. and In clear
as well as rainy weather. The insulators
were subjected to a current of volts
before being put In use. There are at
present on the iwles eight < ables. -,-ach
carrying capacity being 5.(W0-horse power,
or tO.W-horse power in all. The poles are
of such a substantial character, however,
that this number of cahles can be doubled
without subjecting them to a greater
sstn.in than Is considered safe.
The power will sell In HufTalo for J36 a
horse-power per annum, an 1 under Its
contract with the city the company must
Increase its capacity 1.01)9 horsc-i»ow< r per
year until the maximum of 10.900 horse
power has been reaped.
The switches in the Buffalo street rail
way power house were turned on exactly
at midnight by W. L. Rc.mmet, c'hlef en
gineer of the General Electric Company.
Mayor Jewett was pres-nt a::<! held the
watch. Everything worked smoothly.
The F«n«ai Pl«sl«t I» Greeted by
«■ Ealhnilaitle Awdtenee.
New York, Nov. ir>-~Morris Rosentha 1 .
the pianist, has made his first New York
appearance :n Carnegie mtisic hall. The
audience was a large and fashionable one.
and included many noted musicians and
mus!e lovers. Herr Rosenthal's Arst num
ber was Schytt's concerto In C sharp, and
before the art'st had half finished It h»»
had won his hearers, not alone by his
faultless technique, but also by his ex
quisite phrasing. As he struck the la«?
note of the concerto a storm of app".au«*
broke out. A berceuse and a barearba!>
of Chopin's followed In what was the most
art'stle of the concert, a contrapuntal
study *>y Herr Rosenthal on Chop'n* D
flat vgise. The technical of fh*s
were Increased by the artist playing It in
thirds, and it displayed fully ft!s splendid
exe ut'.on. I.szt's transcription of th*»
"TarantelV" from "Massanielie" afforded
another opportunity for dl«play of the
'ethnical mastery of the Instrument. The
Anal number was L.szt's "Hungarian
Fantasie," which was "beautifully ren
dered The a pp. a use after it was so long
<-'Ontinu»sl that Herr Rosenthal his
own idealised transcription of Strauss
wa:txe» Rosenthal's play'ng is bravura,
rather than of *be romantic scho-%1. It 1s
sp'.rited. and h;s execution ts remarkable
for smoothness and breadth.
One Mlattlrr Saya K#o1h»ll Playln*
Shr/tild Be topped.
La wren-*. Kan . Nov. la.—A brief cere
jr/nr *a* he'd h»re today over th« re
main* of Bert S»*f, quarter-back of th»
r*>ane «■>*» foe'ball eleven. wfio *ll
Vt:; la Saturday'* »*me. Oathered In
hot*? parlor* wer» the fUlow
nf she Doan" foot hall team. the Kan**»
football !'«m an! the number* of the
KanMia university faculty. Here R«v.
Banker. tpwafor <-rf the Fir«t Pr<"ehytertan
< . nurr >, - read a brief *erv'ee, made a phot'
r iver ar.'l ••jvih" a '•*** words to tho#*
syrroundlnjt the dead body.
The body wa* then borne out by »•*
jTiemt*-ra of the K*n*a* f»:im. *nd u hun
dred student* in tin# l foilow-d the h<--m"
to the depot. The parent* of young Serf
dttl not arrive in I,»wrence before the rr
niaiit* wer» starts horo«», but wlil me*t
m the way. They ttve at H »*!»%**.
%>h . wher<* the father U an evan*e)*:.*i
lititfcrran mttu»ter.
B*%eral l,awrence pr*-a'h»rn ihU mon\-
lr* touched or th» ead event, and Rev. C.
V Roger* pP»tor of the Fir*t Baptist
church. came out ptronf !y tgxiusi toe
farther piayuif ot th* gam*.
William E. Valentine Tells
How Many Were Fleeced.
A timnm «f 9wMl»ri Wk« OM«l«r4
Good a of All Klmli, aa«l Thm
AavtlaaHl TkrM Off—Their tttaan
H««wa Firms Ur Swlarfliaa l'wr-
P n, '» *ll «»ff til* Cnaairy—4)aly
Omm of Them (aukl, t>A
Make* a Cntniin,
N>w Tork. \*r»v. 15-William E. Valen
tine. the swindler, who was MjrrwMed fiaro
on the !*th. Irns made a full confession, hut
it has not so far led to the capture of any
of his associates, or rather the real swin
dler*. for Valentine waa undoubtedly*mora
of a dune. The other men for whom th«
police i,re locklnc are John T. Houjrti,
Charlra H. Mt l-auphlin. Charles H. Ab
bott, U m 3«» J. Trujridis. James (J, IV U
scn. Luke Oa llagher, John J. CakiU.
Charles Lavan. John Pwk, Albert Da via,
Herman Cohen. J. D. Hennessay, and a
man named RosenfrM.
'if those men, Bough. Mclaughlin and
Abbott are the three leaders, the others
having hwu mere tools in the hand* of
the leaders. Bough Is an ex-convict, and
also *vas at one t;me a member of the
Hohoken Police force. Mclaughlin conies
from an estimable fcmlly, his brother be
ing Thomas Mclaughlin. an extensive
contractor, doing business at Hixtieth
-treet and Third avenue. The names un
d« r which theae rat n operated wera as
i> imerous as the means to which they re
sorted for getting money. They have been
"I" rating for over ten y«»ars. and the po
ll e my tl HI th<y have undoubtedly se
cured property wjorth K.iKXMWO during that
p> rio<l. '»he story told by Valentine gives
but a small idea of the extensive swindling
of the gang, as, the police say, Valentine
was not let Into any of the larger ven
tures. His confession la as tollowsi
I was led into this thing through
Bough, and all the money I got out of It
would -barely pay my living expenses. I
first met Bough three or four years ago.
At ihat time I was a oullding contractor,
with offices at No. 1&9 Montague street.
Hroolclyn. Bough was Introduced to me
at the Material Kxchange. I supposed
h.m to be a wealthy properly owner in
Brooklyn. I did not see him again until
late in the winter of INS&; then 1 heard that
he was a swindler. He had been to Chi
cago during rhe World's fair running a
hotel In connection with a man named St.
Clair. They had obtained the hoiel on
credit, furnished It on credit and stocked
the iarder on credit. During the summer
they took in large sums from visitors, but
failed to pay any of the bills when they
came data. Tien they lost their hotel.
"The i*hicago police made it so hot for
Bough that he had to leave the city. Bo
fore going, however, he went to a Jewelry
store and. by representing himself as tha
owner of the hotel, secured property
worth 17,000. This was not enough; In try
ing to get more from the same house he
aroused their susplciona and had to give
up 'he emirs amount to avoid arrest.
"When I met him that winter he was
living on money ©bfained oa worthier
checks. These usually bore tha signature
of his old Chicago jfartner, St. Clair, and
were stamped with a counterfeit certifi
cate of a Chicago bank. This certification
stamp was one which Bough had secured,
and used on any checks that he wanted to
"Bough Introduced me to McLaughlin.
His real name Is Charles Mclaughlin, and
his family were formerly very wealthy and
lived lu Hempstead, I* J. 1 also met at
the same time James <l. Wilson, but
whom I knew as James Q. Otverley. I
failed about this tlnr\ and Bough offered
me a chance to make some money. He
claimed to own aoo.tioo acres of land In
Tennessee and Kentucky. It was abso
lutely worthless, but he wanted to use it
as the basis for a big coal company, the
stock of which he would sell. He needed
money to float his stock, and gave me
what purported to be a deed of a Jot at
Grand avenue and Steuben street, to raise
by mortgage. I did not get the money
because* the title of the property was not
good. After tb:s 1 did not see him for
more than a year.
How They Cheated Bra dst reel.
"Finally 1 lost my position, and h« hunt
ed me up. His ofllce was then at No,
Wall street. H« told ma of scheme* which
he wanted me to aid him in. Chief anionic
these was th«< disposal of the goods which
w»re being shipped to J. It. Baker A Co.
This firm succeeded the lirm of Doherty
Bros. A Co., who formerly did a big shlp
ping business at No. 14 South street. They
sold out to J. H. Baker & Co., Charlea
Abbott betng the ee<-ond member of the
firm. I met Abbott at Bough's office. Ho
wanted me to go out arid sell lumber
which was being consigned to the firm.
"This thin* can only last three months,*
they told me. 'and we mu»t work quick.*
"Their system of operation was very
simple. Baker was merely a figurehead;
Abbott was a lieutenant of Hough's. Ab
bott secured a rutin* to Bradstreet'a of
$75,000 by c'.aiming ownership of a large
numl»er of canal boats. The»« boats are
stuck In the mud at Hoboken, and have
been for years. They arc so rotten that
they would fall to pieces If any one tried
to float them, and the who*e lot Is hardly
worth more than *i. With this* rating,
Abbott wrote to lumber firms throughout
the country, and secured from them tars#
consignment* of valuable timber. In pay
ment for this he Rive notes of the Arm.
The lumber was sold at less than coat,
and the money divided amor* the nans.
never pot any of It. Instead, Ab
bott uf«d to net money from him to pay
the alleged expenses of the Arm.
"While Abbott was running this Arm,
'•forge J Tragidia, another lieutenant of
Bough, was the repute*! head of a farm
produce commtsHion house at No ml
B»«i le street. Tragidls had been a llonst
and owned a little property with which
he secured a small rating In his mercan
tile agency. With him was Gallagner, who
was thoroughly experienced In the produc#
business. They wrote to farmers and ship
pers all through the country, asking for
consignments of goods. They gave as
refereiv-es fuk* r & Co . the United Pirn
Land and Guarantee Company and the
Standard Coal and OH Company, all of
which were Bough's schemes.
lird Their Oes Iteferfseei.
"On the *!r»n»tth of th«« rtfer*rr+»
they r»r*:vt4 l»rt» fon»ijnm»nu of but
ter.and *%*■* and all kind* of farm produce.
For the flr*s #h}pro*nt they paid promptly
■id in full. For the second they paid one
half For alt after that they paid noeh.ng.
!•» rhi* way they obtained gooda from
tlMUMnds of farmer* from aE parte of lha
country. each aendm* »l*rU
or ten rin»ir*vn>en»a and gettln*: pay for
or* and on«*-ha*f: the r«ai»rwe of the mor.ey
w*» d:v)d<-d. Hoj«h and Tragidia K*ttlftff
!P(* most of it.
"In Atlf-u#t the farmer* stopped fending,
and aboirt rh* earn*- nine Jfctkt-r A Ca
foiiid g«*. no more lumber. to they <om
wnrM to buy anyt hi rue they could lajr
their hands on. tftNr rat in* in the com*
zr.-n ial rtjr«ctary atlil gtvlnsr t-hem credit.
In thJ* war Mh firm* bought <hundr»d* of
of doflara* worth of
* • ». clothing. cNx-k* and biejr»
r!e enndrje*. Ail of thesse th<r>- uoi-i tnr
anr (Rinnr! of r«ph they couKd *►(. Th*y
never paid for awy <»f th«-m. Amona the
peopl* '-riii# awlndied waa the Northamp
ton Wheel Company; Northampton Uaaa. .
"h* f'nson Beit and Nut Company, of New
lark, A. G. Sjwifc&c * Co., th« Manual-

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