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B7 - ." . VOL LXIII. NO 28 PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY J, 1805. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO (MY TWENTY SURVIVORS A FRUITLESS SEAltCIl FOR THE ELBE'S PASSENGERS. Statement! of Officers and rassengers Conflicting Accounts as to the Cku.su of the Disaster A Idfe Boat Found on the Beach. Lowestoft, Eng., Jan. 31. The de tails of the loss of the North German Lloyd steamship Elbe, with nearly all of her passengers andi crew. In the North Sea, at 6 o'clock yesterday morn lng, following a collision with the steamer Crathie, from Rotterdam for Aberdeen are recounted to-day to crowds of people by the survivors at the different places where the latter are staying. A gale Is blowing and It is bitterly cold. The lack of news from any point along the coast shows that there Is little reason to hope that any other survivors of the disaster have reached land. A life-boat, at first supposed to have belonged to the Elbe, has been washed ashore near Yarmouth. In the boat were a number of life-belts and and oars, and It was believed to be th boat from which the fishing smack Wlldflower rescued the twenty persons who escaped from the steamship after the collision. These were Carl Hot manri, Eugen Schlegel, and Jan "Ver- vera, cabin passengers; Miss Anna Buecker, the only woman saved, and Mr. Bothen, steerage passengers; Third Officer Stollberg, First Engineer Neus sell, Purser Wefer, three assistant pur sers, two pilots, two stokers, and five seamen. It is difficult yet to get from them a satisfactory answer as to how the disaster occurred. As near as can be ascertained now 324 of the passengers and crew are missing and probably lost. The survivors will go to Southamp ton to-morrow, and embark for New York on board the next steamer. The crew will go to London to-morrow after having made their statements to the German vice-consul. They will then be shipped to Bremen. A handful of the survivors who were clustering around a hotel lire this morning bitterly blamed the to them still unknown vessel which rammed the Elbe and sunk her in suoh a short time. They all claim that she should have stood by the. Elbe, and that if she had done so a great many lives would have been saved. This, of course, Is a matter which cannot be decided until all the facts In the case are brought to light by the court of Inquiry which will inquire into the mat ter. The following statement of the disas ter was officially given by the German vice-consul, Herr Bradherr, and was corrected by him. The statement was made after sifting all the interviews with the survivors and cross-question lng the officers and crew: j "The collision occurred forty-five min utes from Mersehellrng lightship Though both the Elbe and the colliding . steamer were going full steam ahead. the conoussion was very slight. Imme diately after the collision the Elbe be gan to settle down stern first, her bow mounting high Into the air and rendering It impossible to reach some of the boats. As everybody crowded up on deck Immediately after the shock and in a state of great alarm, it was im possible for the orders of the captain who was standing on the bridge, that the women and children should be saved first could be obeyed. A rush was made for the boats that were ac cessible. The first boat to touch the water was immediately swamped, and the passengers who had crowded Into It were drowned. The second boat launched was lost sight of In the high sea which was running; hut it Is feared that she capsized. "Into the third boat, at the last mo ment, when the water was up to the promenade deck, the vessel sinking under their feet, and two minutes be fore she disappeared, there crowded nineteen men, the women and children having rushed to the other side, ow lng. It is said, to the command that they should get into the (boats there. This third boat pulled away from the ship and In eo doing soon afterwards passed a woman passenger, Miss Anna Buecker, who clung to the gunwale or side of the lifeboat. Sometime elapsed before she could he pulled Into the boat. "The twenty survivors drifted about until 11:10 a. m., the heavy seas repeat edly washing over the small craft which was In constant danger of being swamped, and drenching its occupants, who had not a morsal of food to eat. Miss Buecker lay In the bottom of the boat, half drowned and in a semi-conscious condition. The lights of many vessels were seen all round, but not one approached, though, after daylight, a steamer and two fishing vessels passed. Their crews did not notice the signals of the lifeboats. Finally, the waving of a shirt from the boat attracted the at tention of the crew of the fishing smack Wlldflower, which eventually rescued the survivors with extreme difficulty. After the collision an unknown steamer passed under the stern of the Elbe, and proceeded on her course without paying any heed to the shrieks of the people on board the sinking steamer." A diepaitch -received here from Yar .mouth this -afternoon says that the trawler Flora returned to that port from the fishing ground this afternoon, and when asked if they had seen any thing of the missing lifeboat of the Elbe, her crew replied that they knew noth ing of the disaster. One of the fisher men of the Flora who was on deck early yesterday morning said that he saw rockets fired and feared that something had happened. Later the Flora was spoken by another trawler whose skip per said he had seen 'two steamers run ning so close together that a man could have tossed a biscuit from the deck of one of these vessels to the other. The Flora then left for Yarmouth. The other trawler will not return to port for six or seven weeks. Rotterdam, Jan. 31. Interviews were had here this afternoon with Captain Gordon, of the steamer Crathie, and with the second officer of that vessel. Captain Gurdon said that the Crathie, at G;30 a. m. yesterday, was about thir ty-five mike from Waterway. The wind was north by west, half west. It was very dark, and the sea and wind were strong. Ho said: "I stood at the bo torn of the cabin staircase and was go ir.g oh deck when there was a heavy shock, a crash, and the water began to pour intp the cabin. I ran on deck and saw a large strange ship cross the bow of the Crathie After the collision w returned to the spot where it occurred or aa near as we could make out, but wo were unable to see any signs of the steamer, which we thought had pro ceeded on her voyage. We waited for two hours and then proceeded to Maas luis. We reached there yesterday, and came here to-day for repairs, which will take five weeks." The second officer of the Crathie said that at about half-past five yesterday morning the steamer was about thirty miles from Nieuwe Waterweg. He add ed: "We collided with a large steamer, There was no fog, but It was dark. It was my watch on deck, and I suddenly saw ahead of us three lights and mad out a steamer, painted a light color, with two smokestacks, also painted a light color, coming toward us. It wa impossible to escape a collision, at though ten or a dozen yards more would probably have cleared us. After we struck It was impossible for some time to disengage the two ships, and our gear had to be cut. We heard no cries and there was no commotion on board the steamer, so far as we know. "Immediately after the collision the other vessel showed blue and red lights. We returned the same signals, under standing it to mean that neither of us needed assistance. Our captain was be low at the time I first sighted the steamer. A stoker who was asleep had his right ear torn off by an Iron plate which was driven through the side of the Crathie. v He Is now in the hospl- tal. "I do not believe that the ship we collided with was the Elbe, but I did not see her name. The Crathle's bow was completely stove In, and we return ed here because she was not fit to pro ceed in a high sea." London, Jan. 31. When questioned as to the conduct of the crew after the collision all the survivlors of the Elbe agreed that the crew were very cool and self-possessed. Eugene Schlegel, a second cabin pas senger, this evening gave this account of his experience: "When I was awak ened by the crash I jumped from my berth and found myself knee-deep in water. I It took me ten minutes to find my sister. When the women and chil dren were ordered to the starboard side of the boat I led my sister across. The women were crowded together near the rail, shrieking and crying. The crew seemed to be working with per feet discipline. I saw one boat filled with passengers and I believed it clear- eel the ship. I left my sister and went to the port and saw her no more.' The surviving officers of the Elbe denounce the fog story of the Crathle's officers as pure Invention. The English pilot, Greenham, said: "It is a black lie. There was no fog. It was quite clear and the lights of several smacks were visible four or five miles off. The Elbe's sailors made similar state ments. Skipped Snoevling of the Yarmouth trawler Flora, which returned to port this afternoon, says that at 6 o'clock yesterday he was near the place where the collision occurred. He saw rockets fired from a large steamship and no ticed that its lights and those of a small steamship were close together. He thought at that time that there was a collision, but as the Flora's gear was down he could not approach the ves sels. The signals ceased In a few min utes. At daybreak he saw in the dis tance a steamship flying signals of distress and making rapidly for the Dutch coast. He thinks she must' have been the Crathie. Miss Buecker has been Interviewed a dozen times 'this morning, despite her nervous reaction, following her ex perience. She stated that she had been visiting relatives in Bremen and was returning via Southampton to Ports mouth, where she earns her living as a lady s companion. She said: 'As the trip was so short I did not undress, but lay down in my birth with my clothing on. I was sleeping lightly when the crash came. Somebody was at my door almost immediately calling to me that I must get ready to leave the ship. I put on my hat and jacket took my watch and money in my belt, and jointed the other cabin passengers who were rushing for the deck. A life boat was being got ready and two men put me in It. As soon as the boat reached the water It began to fill. I be lieve the water came from the hole in the bottom. As the boat sank the other persons in lit grasped the side of the ship which had settled almost to a level with the water. They clambered up to the deck, tout I could only cling to the Elbe's rail. Before long another boat was launched. I worked my way along the side of the ship and grasped one of the oars. A sailor pulled me in with great difficulty, and laid me on the bot tom of the boat. I had been In the wa ter about ten minutes and was almost paralyzed. I did not see anybody else in the water. The waves swept over the gunwale of the boat continually, so the men could not -stop balling for a minute. There was no rest for them from the time we left the steamer until we boarded the Wildflower." The surviving officers and seamen ar rived here from Lowestof at 9 to-nighi, nd went to a hotel for the night. For the last twenty-four hours the sur vivors of the crew have been watched closely to prevent their making unoffi cial statements. One of the crew said to a reporter at the London station; "The men prob ably will be kept here for days. The examination Is expected to be long, al though there is not much more to be aid. We saw little or nothing in the excitement." It is understood the German consul will open the inquiry here to-morrow. The agents and insurance people, with admiralty officials, will be present. The Inquiry will last eight days. Fifteen fishing smacks which sailed near the spot where the Elbe lies arriv ed at Lowestoft this afternoon. Not one reported seeing any sighs of the wreck or the passengers. Their reports banished the last hope of finding the second lifeboat. A smack returning shortly before midnight brought a boat rudder and log line, but there was noth ing to indicate what boat they were from. The customs officers at all ports along the south and east coast are on the alert to hail and question all incom lng craft. A Rotterdam dispatch says: Captain Gordon of the Crathie says the steamer with which his ship collided was lost sight of Immediately after the vessels came together and it was thought she had proceeded. The Crathie remained in the vicinity for two hours and then returned to Rotterdam, as it was feared that she could not keep afloat. The second officer of the Crathie says that Immediately after the collision the ship struck By the Crathie burned blue and red lights. Similar signals- were returned by the Crathie, his belief being that no assistance was required on eith er side. Mr. Vevera said to-night: "It was every man for himself and safety In the final rush. The passengers saved were few enough in comparison with the number of seamen. I shall never forget the sight of those poor creatures with the life-belts, bobbing up and down in the water. And the people on deck! There wasone poor woman who clung to her boy, sobbing and praying for rescue. The noise was terrific can hear it yet, and I can see the groups of despairing men and women who hung over the rail as we were swept away." The Daily Graphic will remark to morrow the divergence of the accounts as to the conduct of the crew, especially as shown in Pilot Greenham's tribune to the ship's discipline, and the charges made by Vevera and Hoffman. In an interview this afternoon Hoff man said: "I heard, the captain's or ders to send women and children to the starboard side. I have been used to obeying orders as I have been in the army, so I even let my boy go, al though he had got Into the boat with me. It was the engineer who took h'im out, and when signified, the engineer is still alive." The Graphic reporter says: "One memory will linger in the minds of all who visited the survivors in Lowestoft It Is the vision of poor Hoffman, broken hearted by the fir. side, and saying noth ing except 'my poor boy, my poor boy. Consul Reerber says: "The Inquiries seem to show that the officers .took their positions to superintend the lower lng of boats. The women were ordered to the starboard side because the In jury to the vessel was on the port side Suddenly the ship heeled over. There upon the women and children made a mad rush to port and poured like a torrent into boat No. 5. and sinking it. Another boat was filled with women and there is a possibiflty that this got clear. The boat which carried the sur vivors was No. 3. It rowed around the starboard and there rescued Miss Buecker. No boats were launched from the starboarcT side simply because It was Impossible. I do not believe that at first there was excitement or panic, There was merely the Inevitable amount of confusion until the ship began to set tie.. Then the cry was 'Save your selves,' " Several survivors blame the trawlers, which ignored the signals for help. The fishermen say, however, that they could not have gone to the rescue soon enough unless they had cut themselves free. A statement of the Crathle's mate was telegraphed from Rotterdam this even ing. He said: "It was impossible to avoid the collision, although a differ ence of ten yards at our rate of speed would have averted It. "After we struck we could not get our ropes and chains clear, but had to cut them. I did not hear any commo tion or cries for help from the other ves sel. One of our stokers was asleep at the time and was injured by the plates which forced inward. One of his ears was cut off entirely." The Graphic has a dispatch from Rot terdam saying that the captain and mate of the Crathie now deny that any body aboard ever Baid there was a fog at the time of the collision. The Elbe's course at the time of the collision Is given as south-southwest and her speed as fifteen knots. The other vessel was seen approaching about two and one- half points off the Elbe s- port bow. She was showing green and masthead lights and was steaming apparently west nnrthwest. She ought, therefore, to have ported her helm and passed tinder the Elbe's stern. A dispatch from Berlin says of the three Berliners drowned: Simon Schweitzer insured his life for a large sum on the eve of his, depart ure. Carl Nussbaum was only a tem porary resident. He was returning to see his mother In Washington. Bau mann was a theater manager Well known here. Formerly he was Dam rosch's stage manager." London, Feb. 1, 3 a. m. All reports received to-night confirm the statements from Bremen that the steamship Elbe carried 149 officers' and sailors, fifty cab in passengers and 125 steerage passen gers, or 324 persona There are twenty-one survivors. The lost, therefore, number 303. Blowing tip Wrecks. Whitestone, L. I., Jan. 31. The United States cruiser Vesuvius to-day began the worlof blowing up the num bers of wrecks of coal barges and small vessels at the: bottom of the sound off this point. The wrecks have been found to be serious obstructions to the steamers passing through the sound, nd complaint was made to the war department, with the result that the Vesuvius font been detailed to go through the sound and blow up the wrecks that have been complained of. The work will take about two weeks. WARD M'ALLISTER DEAD' WAS THE LEAVER OF NEW YORK CITY'S FOUR HUNDRED. Had Been 111 With the Grip His Deuth Painless His Fuinlly All Present at the End Short Sketch of His lteiiinrkable Caret r New York, Jan. 31. Ward McAllister, the society leader, died In this city to night at 9:30. Mr. McAllister was taken ill a week ago to-day with the grip. There were no alarming symptoms surrounding his illness until to-day. From 10:30 this morning until 2:30 the patient rallied and was much better. At that time he began to sink slowly and died at 9:30 to-night. He was attended by the fam ily physician, Dr. Walker, who had in consultation Drs. Bangs, Thomas and Swift. Dr. Swift was with him all day. He suffered very little. At his death he was surrounded by most of the members of his family. Mr. McAllister was born at Savannah, Ga.. sixty years agOi His father serv ed several terms as mayor of Savannah. Mr. McAllis.er was admitted to the bar in Savannah. - . Ward McAllister was a unique figure In the most elite and exclusive circle of fashionable society on the American continent. By the persuasive and com manding force of his personality, he became the society leader, and none could gainsay his power. He was an autocrat to whom all the representatives in high social life yielded unquestion ing obedience.1 Born in Savannah he was nurtured in all the traits that make up a typical southern gentleman of the old school. These traits won a cordial regard later among the leaders of northern society, when Mr. McAllister came to New York.- Ills ascendency to absolute power In fashionable1 life was rapid, and his dominion remained unimpaired until his death. His death Is a surprise, as his sickness was brief, and. his con stitution apparently lugged. Judge llm'kwimii Horn-Dead. . Concord, Wass., Jan. 31. Judge Rock wood Hoar died peacefully and pain lessly at 7:52- o'clock this evening, ng?d seventy-eight, bf heart failure, after about seven weeks' Illness. His death has been expeced for some time, but his wond rfully Hrong constitution 1 1 1 kin ttr-J y. irrov.tr, riojrn of trade. Kesnlutlons roncf-mlng Abuses in the Postal Service,' Adopted. Washington, Jan. 31. The National Board of Trade to-day adopted the re port of the finance committee recom mending that in case the pve?ent congress fails to pass legislation to relieve the present financial situation the whole 'question bereferrod by con gress to the monetary committee. Resolutions concerning abuses in the postal service evoked some discussion, but were finally adopted. They re late the great annual deficiency in the postal revenues, call for a curtailment of th'o franking privileges and that each department bemade to bear its proportionate expense of transmitting its literature through the mails, Instead of placing the entire burden on the postofflce department and asks for legislation reducing first class postage to one cent an ounce and for the Con solidation of second, third and fourth classes into one class at the uniform rate for trans-mission of one cent for two ounces. HELD VI' TIT OUri.A WS. During Robbery of a Trnln Near Wilcox, Arizona San Francisco, Jan. 31. Officials of the Southern Pacific railroad were noti fied to-day of the robbery of the west bound overland train last night near Wilcox, Ariz. The express company's safe was blown open with dynamite by masked men, and $10,000 1n Mexican sil ver taken. Five men were engaged in the robbei y. Two m:n boarded the cars at Wilcox, and when two miles west of the town suddenly appeared In the cab of the engine with drawn pistols and compelled the engineer to stop the train. While one robber kept him cov ered the other made the fireman and brakeman cut the express and mall car loose from the rest of the train. The engineer was then made to pull the cars two miles to a culvert, where two more of the gang were found hold ing horses. It is believed that the fifth man was not far away. It was here that the safe was blown open. Six ex plosions were effected by the robbers before they felt satisfied. Beside the $10,000 in Mexican money there was considerable coin which had been sent to pay railroaders. After the robbery the men rode off in a southerly direction. It is reported that Grant Wheeler, a desperate character, was seen in Wilcox yesterday with a strang er, who purchased giant powder, fuse and caps. Wheeler and the- stranger are supposed! (to have brought the horses to the scene. Another man was also seen in the company of Wheeler. Officers are pursuing the robbers. Eighteen Dangerous Derelicts. Washington, Jan." 31. The North At lantic pilot chart for February issued to-day shows at least eighteen derelicts, six of which are near the trans-Atlantic steamer routes. The forecast for next month Includes storm weather north of the 40th parallel and along the Ameri can coast, north of Hatteras. Will Be Senator Wilson. Olympla, Wash., Jan. 31. The repub lican caucus nominated John L. Wilson for United States senator on the first ballot to-night. TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFICULTIES, Mexico and Guatemala Will Maks Mutual Concessions. Wa shine-ton. Jan. 31. Mexico and Guatemala, according to the Impres sion of state department officials, are progressing satisfactorily toward an American cable settlement of their difficulties as a result of the conference between Ministers Romero and Arrlago, brought about by Secretary Gresham and his suggestions of mutual conces sions. Guatemala has practically con ceded the main portion of the boun dary line as laid down by Texas. Mall Sacks and Clerks Lost. Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. Captain Brooks, superintendent of the' foreign mail service, to-day received a cable gram from the director general of the German postofflce department, stating that 220 sacks of mail matter destined for the United States were lost in the disaster to the Elbe and nothing had been heard of the missing clerks. THE ROMAN GRACCHI. A Highly Interesting Lecture By Kev Stewart Means Rev. Stewart Means, the rector of St, John's P. E. church, gave an Intensely interesting lecture on "The Gracchi, or the Story of Two Roman Brothers," be fore, a good sized audience at the United church chapel last evening. It was A most scholarly effaort by Mr, Means. . He described the wretched and deplorable condition in Italy against which the Gracchi struggled, and their tragic careers, in a most dramatic and forcible manner. It Is the mark of the earnest and thoughtful scholar, when he brings to light from the dimness of ages long past the thoughts and feelings and passionate actions of men. It Is such a one that enters into the true spirit of history. He lives and moves among the men of that period, which he has chosen to reproduce for the In struction of his generation. It was In such a philosophical spirit that Mr. Means approached his sub ject, and one who listened could hardly fail to gain a thorough appreciation of the stirring times of which he spoke. The condition of the people of the world subject to the Romans, he said, a cen tury and a half before Christ, was hor rible and almost beggared description, Those who were sold Into slavery suf fered more than It Is hardly possible for the civilized people of to-day to conceive . of. Men killed their wives and children and themselves to prevent their failing into the hands of the Romans. The island of Delos In the Aegean sea was at that time the great slave market of the world. As many as 10,000 slaves were sold there In one day. Human life was looked on as a cheap thing In those days. It was better to buy new slaves to take the1 place of the old or sick than to preserve their lives. A spirit of ferocity and pride had taken the place of the old , time Roman dig nity. Unheard of vices became preva lent. The number of slaves, however, had grown so large that rebellion was fnred. There was at this time In Italy 20,000,000 people, 6,000 free men and 14,000 slaves. They perceived their own strength and only waited a leader. The position of the Italian was about as bad as that of the slave. He had all the duties of the Roman citizen without any of his privileges. The sturdy old patriotism had died out, and the greed for morey had taken Its place. The Roman citizens themselves had become a race of office seekers In such times was the lot of Tiberius Gracchus was cast. Sclplo Aemllianus was about the last of the old stock of Romans. He was not liked by the common people, to whom he once said: "Do you think I will favor you whom I recently brought hither In fetters?" At the end of his year of office he prayed not as usual that the gods pre serve the purity of the state, but that they only preserve the state. Instead of plain living and high thinking it was all high living and nothing at all worthy of being dignified by the name Of thought. The whole social system- was honeycombed with insincerity and wan- toness. The dancing of the young boys and girls of the period was of such a kind. Such was the condition of Roman society when Tiberius Gracchus began the work of reform. Grachus' mother came from one of the best of the old Roman families, and was a Roman matron of virtue and nobility. When he was elected tribune he pro posed an agrarian law by which the public lands should be divided up among the poor citizens so that each one should get 500 jugera. Applus Claudius and the great Scaevola favored it. One tribune, Octavius, was bribed to oppose his. vet6 to the bill. But in spite of all opposition Gracchus' influence Increased from day to day. But at last the crowd turned against him and he was mur dered on the slope of the Capltollne In front, of the temple of Fidelity. He made mistakes, but who does not? He viola ted the letter but not the spirit of the law. When he died he was little more than thirty years old. Ten years after his death his brother, Cajus, was elected to the trlbuneship. He entered upon his official duties 123 B. C. The fires of hate and revenge burned strong in him. He was "of set tled mind, but lacked the generosity of his brother, and also his poetic ideal ism. He was possessed of the most im passioned eloquence. He had learned of the hopeless selfishness of the rich, and the selfish cowardice of the poor. But like his brother, the popular favor at last turned against him and he, too, perished. So it has been all through history, they to whom it has been given to do the highest Work on this earth poets, reformers, philosophers, and prophets, have all suffered this same fate, have all been offered the same bitter cup to drink. Japanese Have Taken Wei Hal Wei. London, Jan. 31. The Central News correspondent in Shanghai says that the Japanese have taken, Wei Hei Wei. CLAN M'LEOI Celebrates Burns' Anniversary With a Con cert Followed by a Banquet and Danoe Address by Kobert MacArthur. Clan McLeod No. 31, Order of Scottish Clans, celebrated the anniversary of Scotland's poet in a merry manner last night. The festivities took the form of a concert, which was followed by a banquet and dance. The entertainment and all the arrangements were In the hands of the l'ady friends of the clan. The large picture of "Burns" presented to the clan last year by the ladies was gaily decorated with flowers and ever greens and occupied a conspicuous place on the platform. The work of decorat ing was done by Clansmen W. Gardner, W. Affleck, and David Mustarde. Chief John C. Morton occupied the chair and opened the proceedings with a few words of welcome. The program opened with a piano du et by Misses Davidson and Common. A song by Mr. Norton came next. Rec itations were given by Mrs. McKenzie and Jessie McLauchlln. Others who contributed Bongs were Miss N. Meikle, Miss Thomas, Miss A. Andrews, Mrs. Meikle and Miss Meikle. A violin solo was rendered by Mr. John McLauchlln. The features of the pro gram were the singing of Miss N. Mei kle, a tiny miss of only a few summers, and the recitation delivered by Miss Flora Macdonald, the latter giving her piece with a dramatic air that would have done one of maturer years much credit. Miss Macdonald is the daugh ter of James H. Macdonald, the popular chairman of the republican town com mittee. T. P. Gillispie favored and greatly amused the audience with his render ing of the comic song "The Seven Ages," his own composition. The duet "Mlther and Robin" was sung by Miss Annie Andrews and John C. Morton. A short address was delivered on "Burns" bv Mr. R. MacArthur. Mr. MacArthur said that Burns' poem "A Man's a Man" was what endeared him to all tne English-speaking world. "Auld Lang Syne" by the company concluded a well arranged and most en joyable program. At the banquet wnicn toiiowea numer ous Scotch dishes were served, including a reeking Haggis made by Mrs. M. Dingwall of Westvllle. Burns In ad dressing the Haggis speaks as follows: Fair fa' your honest Sonsle face. Great chieftain o' the puddin' race; Aboon them a' ye tak your place. Palnch tripe or thalrm, Well are ye worthy o' a grace As long's my airm. .Tames H. Macdonald was to have given an address on America, but ow- Inc to the lengtn or tne program, me talented chairman of the town repub lican committee deferred his speech to a future date. The four leading points which Mr. Macdonald Intend'ed speak ing on were "Liberty, Industry, Edu cation and Religion." THE DANCE. An Informal dance followed, at which over fifty couples took part. It was led by Chief John C. Morton in full Clan regalia and Miss Lizzie Rowan. Dancing was kept up with great glee until the early hours of the morning. Professor Robinson acted as prompter. The following are the ladies who car ried out the arrangements: Mrs. T. P. Gillespie, Mrs. M.( Dingwall, Mrs. G. Wallace, Mrs. George Andrew, Misses J. H. MacLauchlln, Annie Andrew, Mary Davidson, Mina Common and M. W. MacLauchlln. Among those present were Mr. ana Mrs. James H. Macdonald, Mr. and Mrs. John Rowan, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Andrew, Mr. and Mrs. Meikle, Mr. and Mrs. R. MacArthur, Mr. and Mrs. McPherson, Mr. and Mrs. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Kydd, Mr. and Mrs. R. Paton, Mr. and Mrs. John Currle, Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Bone, Mr. and Mrs. JJaVldson, Mr. and Mrs. G. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. George Andrew, Mr. and Mrs. A. Gard ner, Mr. and Mrs. D. McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Dingwall Mr. and Mrs. R. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. J. Auld, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. Mercer, Mr. and Mrs. Reld!, Mr. and Mrs. C. Common, Misses Grae Mac donald, J. Davidson, Clara Gillespie, Lizzie Rowan, Annie Andrews, Annie Gardner.Mrs, West, Bella Merkle, Aggie Wallace, Jeanie Rowan, Cora Hunter, Mina Grant, Anna MaLauchlin, Fan nie Thomas and Mabel Hough. Just before the finish James H. Mac donald In a short complimentary speech thanked the ladies, on behalf of the members of the Clan, for the admirable manner in which they had catered to their happiness. A REIGN OF TERROR. Results of Last Year's Earthquake in BXexl. can Towns. St. Louis, Jan. 31. A Mexico special says: Since the great earthquake shock of November 22, 1894, which caused a loss of fifteen lives in this city and' destroyed thousands of dol lars' worth of property, a reign of terror has prevailed! In the towns of Jamiltepec and Tuxtepec, In the state of Oaxaca, where the earth has- trem bled from six to eight times a day. The churches and houses and heaps of ruins and the inhabitants have nearly all fled to neighboring hamlets. The eruption of some volcano, presumed to exist In subterranean form, close by, is momentarily expected. Tuesday night earthquake shocks were felt In many places in the state of Oaxaca. , Don't Want United States Bonds. London, Jan. 31. A London financial firm of high- repute received yesterday from a New York house an inquiry whether It would be possible to place here a large number of 4 or 6 per cent. United States bonds. The reply was that such bonds would not be taken unless containing a guarantee of pay ment In goldi YOU.VG'S NARROW ESCAPE. HIS TEAM STRUCK Br A TRAIN AH WEBSTER STREET CROSSING. Young Was Thrown Twenty Feet, But Escaped Serious Injury Ills Horse Slightly Cut Young Kecelved a Scalp Wound The Wagon Was Smashed. The Northampton railroad crossing at Webster street was yesterday tha scene of another accident and one which! nearly resulted fatally. The victim thla time was Benjamin Young, fifty-five years old, who resides on Orchard street near Munson. Shortly after 6 o'clock yesterday at. ternoon Young was driving across) tha tracks at the corner of Canal and Web-, ster streets. He was driving: at a bIowj pace, when, It Is said, without any, warning a freight train dashed along and struck the team. Owing: to tha buildings at the corner Young was un able to see the train until It was allmostl on top of his wagon. He whipped hlii horse, but without avail. The train! struck the wagon, at the foreward enfl! and literally smashed It Into kindling; wood. Young was thrown from his seati and landed in a pile of enow aoma dis tance away, and It la probably du ta this fact that he was not seriously In jured. The horse was knocked down and rolled around at a furious rate buii fortunately escaped serious injury. , The train was brought to a standstill as soon as possible and the engineer end and brakeman ran back to the crossing. Young was found stunned and partially unconscious and was picked up and tak en into Boenig's saloon at the corner) of Canal and Webster streets, In aboutj fifteen minutes he regained conscious, ness and soon after was able to g(j home. Young's horse and his owneii Were able to limp home together. At the same dangerous crossing two years ago a vegetable peddler named Crowe, his boy and horse were instantly killed. About a year ago William Mea ney, a nephew of Patrolman Peter T. Hayes, was killed there, and there have been numerous instances of teams being struck and demolished at the sa me dan gerous crossing. BROOKLYN'S BIG STRIKE. Slight Outbreak Yesterday Ballets Flew Through the Air. Brooklyn, Jan. 31. Complaint was made to United States Attorney Ben nett to-day by the law firm of Mc Crossin & Town that the sign- "United States Mail", te carried on the cars of the Atlantic avenue line, which are not used in transporting the mails. - Affidavits to that effect were made by George W. Leyton and James Dwyer. and presented to the district attorney. He looked over the matter and the federal statutes relative to the subject and decided to entertain the complaint. The action Is brought under a section, of the revised statutes whieihi forblda the display of the sign "United States Mall" on any stage coach, vehicle, steam or sailing vessel or other convey ance which is not engaged in carry ing the United States mall. The pens alty is not less than $100 nor more tinea $500 for each offense. The matter was laldi before thlst United States commissioner this after, noon and President Norton of the com pany will be arraigned before the com missioner to-morrow. The order! against his company to show causa why a peremptory mandamus should not be Issued comes up at the same hour) before Judge Gaynor. It is said thatj similar action will be begun against President Wicks and President Lewis of the other companies, whose employea are on strike. After a conference between General McLeer and Mayor Schieren all troopa held in reserve in armories were allowed to go to their homes except two com panies In each regiment. The power houses and car barns are still pro tected by small detachments of troopa and police. About one-half of th Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Twenty-third and Seventeenth regiments are still On duty. Late this afternoon a car of the F,laV bush avenue line was attacked in Flat lands by a gang of strikers and Conduc tor Pickett, whose home Is in Cincin nati, was struck on the head, receiving a possible fractured skull. Fernando Battel!, Will-lam Walsh an Edward Carbury were arrested, charg ed with committing an assault on Pick ett. The last oar to leave Greenpolnt wa attacked when near Fulton avenue car house at 10:22 to-night. When it reach ed the car house all the windows wera smashed and the car was almost a total wreck. A car on the Fulton street line waa attacked to-night at Howard avenue by two hundred strikers and their- frlendi A special policeman who was on tha front of the car fired four shots Into the crowd. The police reserves were sum moned, but when they arrived the crowfl had dispersed. It is not known whethJ. er anyone was hit by the bullets from the officer's pistol. Master Workman Connolly to-nlgnt said that President Debs of the Amerl: can Railway union would arrive here in a day or two. An agreement had been reached with the American Rail way union whereby all the railroads of the country on which American Railway union and K. of L. men are employed could be tied up should District Assem bly No., 75 so decide. Since the Chicago strike the A. R. U. had organized local assemblies in this city, New York, Jer sey City and other near-by towns and; was now stronger than ever. President Lewis of the Long Island company said to-night that he did not believe there was any truth in reporta that an attempt was being made to de preciate Long Island Traction stock He said: "The truth Is that the officera of the district assembly were elected on a $2.50 per day basis, or strike,"