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i. i VOL. LXV. NO. 21 1. ONK DEAD; MANY INJUJ1ED car coxtaixixo sixty-five per. soys overtvrxed. V Bad Disaster to an Excursion Train on the Mains Central Caused . by a Broken Coach Wheel Occupants of the Car Fought With the Frenzy of Fear to Es- c-upe Thirty-seven Burt. rtttsfleld, Me., Sept. 5. By the break ing of a wheel the rear car of an ex curslon train on the Maine Central rail road from Dover and Foxfort to Etna camp ground was thrown from the track at Etna Bog this morning. This coaoh became detached from'' the car ahead !t it and jumping the embank ment rolled over and turned bottom up in the ditch. Martin Payne was killed, several oiher passengers seriously injured and many badly cut and bruised. Doctors were summoned from Waterville, Clin ton, Pittsfield and Newport and gave the injured necessary care at the house of Simpson which, for the time, was turned into a hospital. General Man ager Evans and other railroad officers arrived by special train to personally look after the Injured. There was a wild scramble among sixty-five frightened and bewildered people to get out, and nearly all those Slightly hurt had cuts from broken glass. Those seriously hurt were crushed under the weight of people over them. The list of victims is as follows: Pittsfield, Me., Sept. 5. The list of dead and wounded In the Etna wreck is as follows: Killed Marty Payne, aged twenty one, of Plymouth. Seriously hurt Charles Getchell, bag gagemaster at Newport station; Frank O. Billings, East Newport; Arthur Fish, Dexter; Mrs. J. W. Townsend, Newport; Joseph Welch, St. Albans; Oscar Butters, Newport; W. H. Earle, Plymouth; Mrs. Wilbur Miles, New port. Slightly injured C. C. Crowell, Corin na; John Parkman, Palmira; J. A. Co ry, Newport; F. Miles, Lowell, Mass.; A. Dow, J. Brigham, J. H. Matthews, H. Tilton, J. A. Pray, E. Tripp, C. A. Allen and wife, E. Eidridge, J. M. Ka len, all of Newport, Me.; E. D. Samp son, A. E. Bumps and A. W. Farrar, Xexter; A. Chase, Newport; H. A. Ray, Dover; B. M. Smith. Abbott; A. H. -Hart, East Newport; Fred Palmer and Bert Connors, Foxcroft; A. E. Bumps, Dexter; Mrs. Alonzo Miles.Mabel Town send, E. Soper, R. GiJman of Newport; .Charles Smith of Greenville and Mrs. Lowell of Palmyra. Nearly all of the injured have been taken to their homes. This is the first serious accident for years on the Maine Central. The cause of the wheel's breaking is not known. The track was not at all obstructed and traffic pro ceeded as usual and the damage to roll ing stock was not very heavy. 3iOTB.mil a.d n Aim u Tie it dead. One Expired Within Half an Hour of the Other Well Known in New York. Narragansett Pier, Sept. 5. Mrs. Jones, aged forty-five years, wife of Ed ward K. Jones, a well known New York lawyer, and her daughter. Miss Char lotte Jones, died of pneumonia at the Mathewson house this afternoon. One expired within a half hour of the oth er. Mr. Jones was In Europe at the time of his daughter's early illness and had just returned upon a receipt of a cablegram telling him of her serious condition. Mr. Jones is a member of the law firm of Eustis, Jones & Govin, the head of which being Hon. James B. Eustis, who was late ambassador to France. He Is also a member of the Union club. Mrs. Jones was a Miss Wilhelmina Patterson, daughter of Robert L. Patterson. United States Navy, of Paterson, N. T. The funeral will take place In Paterson, N. Y. TO OPPOSE DEBS' DOCTRIVK. A National Organization May be Formed to That End. Chicago, Sept. 6. The teachings and principles of Eugene V. Debs may be opposed by a national political organi zation. - The preliminary arrangements for the Illinois branch of the American Rail way league, the new organization, were made to-day with a meeting held in one of the lodge rooms of the Masonic Temple. The league has an open mem bership list. Every employe of a rail road from a president down to a track man is eligible and it is said that the organization is to be a non-partisan af fair, which will not only benefit the working railroad man, but will be for the benefit of the railroad corporations and more than all as it was put at the meeting "to correct the rapidly growing impression that the ordinary railroad man is against the government and his employers on every question." Grand President R. S. Kayley of Ohio presided at the meeting, and there were at least 200 employes of railroads entering Chicago in attendance. J. W. Callahan, who was active in the Rail way Men's "Sound Money" organiza tion, last fall, was elected president pro tem. of the Illinois branch. The business of the meetng had progressed this far when the news of the death of Senior Conductor Hyatt of Division No. 1 of the Brotherhood of Railway Conductors was received and caused an adjournment for two weeks. Two Firemen Terribly Hurt. New York, Sept. 5. Two firemen, Jacob Eaks and John Devaney, were terribly hurt at a fire on the two upper floors of the storage warehouse, 463 Washington street, to-day. Eaks stepped into a hatchway and was struck by a descending elevator. His spinal column was injured and he may ! control of her wheel on an incline and die. Davaney had a rib fractured and dashed into an excavation, fracturing scalp torn. The damage to the building j her skull. She died almost before med and contents was $35,000. j leal assistance reached her. PRICE THREE CENTS. boats stolex at woomioxr. Three Pirates Captuied Off Woiidmont and Two In lliidgeport. Of late quiet Woodmont has several times been exercised over thefts of boats of various sorts. A few days ago Captain John Hall's $150 sharpie was stolen, and since then several smaller craft have disappeared. On Saturday evening young Mr. Waddingham was coming into Oyster river, near Wood mont, where he has been spending the summer. At Oyster river he noticed five men in a boat and having a second boat in tow. Thinking it looked a good deal like his own, he kept a lookout when he came near his landing place. He found his boat gone, sure enough, and therefore set out after the five men. He demanded that they give up the boat, but they flatly refused. He then put for Woodmont again and got Con stable Ben Linsley and several other men aboard his yacht and started in pursuit. The five men evidently did not know the waters well, for they got stranded on a sand-bar. Only three were cap tured, as two managed to get away. The three prisoners were brought to Milford, where thev now are awaitlnc- trial. Word Was at nnpe sunt trv Rr'll re port, and yesterday the police in that city -athered in two men who are be lieved to be the other thieves. It is believed the men are the same ones who stole Captain Hall's boat. Word was received yesterday from the me-saving station at Norpthort, Long Island, that a boat had been found there that answered the description of Captain Hall's sharpie. Colonel Lar kin, who owns a fine yacht, will takp Captain Hall and a party over to Lone Island to-day to bring it back. The pirates probabl-" took the boat to Bridgeport and tried to dispose of it. but failing to do so, set the boat adrift. run coxenno ruAuisnr. Two of the Victims Likely to Die of Meningitis. Concord, Mass., Sept. 5. The terrible tragedy yesterday wherein John M. Harris shot and killed Mrs. George S. Butters and shot her son, not fatally, and then nearly ended his own life, hung like a pall over this beautiful town to-day, and yet there were few new facts in the story. State Detective J. H. Whitney was again in town looking after the state's interests in connection with the mur der, but stated to-night that absolutely nothing of public interest had develop ed. A police guard was kept at the Butters residence all last night, but to day the premises have been turned over to the family. There has been no great crowd around the neighborhood, although the number of curious people who have visited the house during the day would be consid erable in the aggregate. Besides those who came out of mere curiosity, sev eral relatives of the family called at the house to condole with the bereaved husband and do whatever wras possi ble to relieve his distress and also assist in looking out for the domestic arrange ments. Mr. Butters is completely broken down over the terrible affair, and his mental condition was such this morn ing that opiates were administered to him by his physicians with favorable effect. Lieutenant Jason Butters of the Boston police headquarters, a brother of the afflicted man, was expected here to-day and would probably have taken charge of the funeral arrangements had he been able to come, but he was detained at his home in Charlestown by illness in his own family. Two brothers and a brother-in-law were here, however, and assisted in straight ening out matters to the best of their ability. State Officer Whitney said to-day that no arrangements had yet been made for holding an inquest and that the date of such a hearing would depend upon the condition of the boy, Carlton T. Butters, who is now in the 'hospital, as he is practically the only witness for the government, or at least its most important one. The funeral of Mrs. Butters will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. The statement that has appeared to the effect that Mrs. Butters appeared as a witness against her murderer when the latter was sent to jail several months ago for stealing a coat, Is un true. She took no part in the prosecu tion, the complainant and chief prose cutor being Mr. Burwell, from whom the coat was stolen. Boston, Sept. 6, The report from the Massachusetts general hospital is to the effect that the condition of Carlton Butters and John Harris is such that a turn for the better or worse Is likely to occur at any moment. Examination showed that Harris in attempting suicide had succeeded In lodging a bullet In his head so close to the brain that meningitis is likely to set in if he should suffer a relapse. The physicians have been unable to remove the bullet. Harris" intended victim, Carlton But ters, is suffering from almost exactly similar conditions, save that In his case the bullets have thus far defied ex traction. One entered near the eye, the other in the cheek. He, too, may con tract meningitis. Two Explosions In Hartford. Hartford, Sept. 5. Two explosions of naphtha occurred at the Perkins switch factory in this city at 7 o'clock to-night. Samuel Black, night watchman at the factory, and six members of the city fire department were badly burned. Black will be disfigured for life. The damage to the factory buildings was slight. A Female Isicycliat Killed. Boston, Sept. 5. Miss Mabel Morrill. aged twenty-two, of East Cambridge, while cycling on Beacon street, near 1 the Brookline line, this afternoon lost NEW HAVEN, CHRISTIAN LIFE A. MARCH REV. 31 It. I) EXT AT PARK MET HO. DISt CHAPEL, 1EISERDAY. Unique Decorations on the Chapel Walla- Chrlstlnn Life is an Onward March Past Experiences In Religious Life Should be Forgotten "Don't Dig Up Old Passport to the Midst of the Glorified Throng." Interesting services are held every Sunday afternoon at the new Park Methodist chapel on Ocean View street, Morris Cove. The chapel was recently dedicated, and has been found an airy and comfortably pleasant house of w orship even in the hottest of weather. It has a seating capacity of about 159 and is well appointed. A variety of potted plants and flowers hide the pul pit platform behind which are three colored' windows. Between the win dows at the sides Mr. John Haeberle, the artist of Morris Cove, has done some excellent decorating. Part of it is certainly unique and all well execut ed. The portraits of the twelve apos tles will be part of the decoration. The heads have been sketched and three of them are already finished. Those that have been completed are the heads of St. John, St. Peter and St. Simon. That work and other beautiful paint ing in the chapel has been done by Mr. Halberle voluntarily, and because of his interest in the church and the Cove. A very handsome bible for the pulpit desk and several chairs have been do nated by friends, and Mr. Janies Tot- ham has donated the use of a good or gan. The singing at the service yesterday afternoon was led by a quartet of two ladies and two gentlemen, and they al so rendered two or three beautiful se lections. After the offering had been gathered by two little boys, Rev. Elmer A. Dent, pastor of St. Andrews' M E. church at Four Corners, delivered a powerful and effective sermon. Mr. Dent took for his text, Exodus 14, 15, "Go forward." He said in part: "The theme certainly means Christian pro gress. It involves the necessity of ad vancement, and denotes the manner of that progress. Such progress is neces sary for where we are not growing we are not living. There Is no middle po- siuuii we are euner enlne forward nr we are going backward, and Christian progress is the Christian life, and un less that life is alive there is no growth. Take for instance the example of the tent. Israel had been in Egyptian slav ery and the whole nation had been re duced to It. The day of deliverance came, and Moses, the chosen of God, ruled Israel, and the slave population began to stretch out of slavery toward the land of freedom. After a while Pharaoh recanted and sent, an army to bring them back. The Israelites had arrived close to the Red Sea, into a difficult place with mountains on the right and mountains on the left, the sea before and the Egyptians behind. To go back meant captivity, but how should they go forward Into the sea? Then at Moses' command they stood still until God had spoken and said, 'Go forward.' From that day to this the church has gone forward, never fal tering; nor will she halt until command ed by the head of the church. But we must have a goal toward which we march Christian perfection nothing more and nothing less. It is not enough to be an honest man; nor a truth-telling man with any other Ideal than per fection. We are not to become relig iuos because it pleases our father or mother, or our friends, and the man who becomes honest because It Is good policy is still dishonest. The man who speaks truthfully simply because at may prosper his business or may win him the admiration of friends Is still a liar. The Christian must be nerfet, for he command is 'Be ye perfect even as I am perfect,' and 'Be ye holy even as I am holy. "In the Christian life there is no stop page. It is a continuous forward move ment as expressive of God, as high as the celestial skies. Take Paul's words: 'I count not myse'.f to have apprehend ed but this one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind. I press toward the prize of the hisrh calling of God in Christ Jesus.' By losing ourselves from the past we are to forget wasted and lost opportunities and to press forward. We are to for get our bad deeds, yes, and we would like to get rid of some of them, for we have not slept well some nights on ac count of them and they have troubled us in our waking thoughts. When the spirit of God comes in convicting power upon a man he recollects the past, but when the peace of God follows the rec ollection we are cut off from the past and it troubles us no longer. Many a man has felt that consciousness of his past deeds and has been deterred from testifying his belief in Jesus Christ, out when the spirit of God comes those shackles are broken and hp Is no longer impeded. A man who has looked to Christ for salvation should turn his back, on the past. Instead of that many a man turns his face toward it and looks at his sins until they not only consume him, but he consumes them and becomes of the same stuff, and great will be the fall of that man. "But not only are we to forget the evil deeds of the past, but we are to forget our good deeds as well. Some people will testify repeatedly of some blessed experience they may have had forty years back. But a man should not dig up his back passports to the midst of the glorified throng. A man should not congratulate himself upon what a good fellow he is. The spirit of God must be within him. and he ought to live in the future, having Its at tainments always in mind. Brethren, let us live in the conversion of the present faith, doing deeds of charity to-day regardless of the yesterday. Let us lay up out treasure in heaven. Let us weigh our anchor and sail onward. The command is 'Go forward,' stretch ing forward to the things which are before and forgetting those that are behind." CONN., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER , 1897. XOTED CR1MIXA Ij RECAPTURED. Eugene O'Hara, Who Escaped from Prison Six Years A150, In Limbo Once More. New York, Sept. 5. Eugene O'Hara, alias Joe Bates, alias James Brown, burglar,highvayman,desperado and per haps murderer, who cut his way out of Jefferson Market prison here six years ago, and has been hunted ever since by central office detectives, was re-captured to-day in the tenderloin district. Since his escape O'Hara and another fugitive from justice named Joe Stran ahan made their way to Colon and thence to Europe. Three" years ago O'Hara returned to the United States and at Columbus, O., was caught com mitting burglary. He served two and a half years and during the period of his Imprisonment was not recognized as tne escaped prisoner from this citv. O'Hara was released recently and took up a residence on Bayonne avenue.Jer sey City. He made trips across the North river and at last the police were informed that OHara was visiting his 01a naunts here and took steps to ar rest him. He was surprised this morn ing by Detectives McConnell and Val ley at Sixth avenue and 29th street and taken to police headquarters and lock' ed up. Under the name of Joe Bates. O'Hara in 1S78 was sentenced to a term of sev en years in Sing Sing prison for a high way robbery. Again in 1885 he wa caught robbing a saloon in this city, O'Hara made an attempt to shoot the policeman but was finally landed in the station house. Before being sent to state prison, a second time, O'Hara, alias Bates, threatened to kill the po licemen as soon as he had served his term. Policeman Ketchall's body was found floating In the North river some time ago.and as he had arrested O'Hara it is thought the latter committed the crime. Orders were issued to arrest him on sight. O'Hara is forty-two years old. bought nis a have ix advaxce. Preparations Made by a Bridgeport Man Contemplating Suicide. Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 5. John F. Walker, forty-eight years old, a sheet metal worker, shot himself through the head this morning and is now in the Fitch hospital where the doctors say he will die. Walker had prepared for -his death by buying a plot in a cemetery and nrrlprlnp- a hMHalnno ff Mmaalf tin haA oio ,.,.. ., a will leaving all his property to his landlord. Walker came here from Bridgeport, Conn., year ago. pietro yor our of daxqer. He Was Stabbed In an Italian Fight on Fair Htreet Saturday Night. It was stated at the hospital last eve ning that Rasael Pl;rto, the more' Se verely injured of the two Italians cut in the Fair street fight, Saturday night was not yet out or danger. Ho was stabbed in the abdomen and in the back and when found by the officers was very weak from loss of blood. Angelo Sporacondeo, who was cut in the side, was taken to the police sta tion Saturday night and his wound was sewed up by Dr. Gaynor. The wound was not considered serious at first, but yesterday he became worse and was taken to the hospital. Mortona Antonio, Joseph Coraller and George Anderson were arrested for be ing concerned in the fight and another who took part escaped. HO W SVGA It WILL It E TESTED. Treasury Department Has Issued a New Set of Regulations. Washington, Sept. 5. The treasury department has prepared the regula tions governing the sampling and clas slfication of Imported sugars and mo lasses under the new tariff law and they will be formally promulgated to morrow. One of the principal and most Important changes made in the old regulations which were made in 1883 is a provision requiring that the re-sam pie of sugar shall be taken at the time that the original sample is taken. -This is deemed expedient to prevent any suspicion of Irregularity. Many new provisions are also in cluded in the regulations, with the ob ject of securing uniformity at the dif ferent laboratories where sugars are tested. As soon as the change can be made only the half shadow polariscope will be employed in making tests in stead of the color instruments now in use and all Instruments and aparatus will be standarized by the officials of the coast and goedetic survey In order to secure uniform results. The tests for the classification of sugars have been changed so that the average tests agreeing within two-tenths of one per cent, shall govern the classifications. Under the act of 1883 the determining test was the lowest of two tests agree ing within 3-10 of a degree. This change was made because the present law provides for a sliding scale of duties on fractions of a degree, and because it was Deiieved that this method, w-hich follows the commercial practice, would be fairer to all con cerned. Warrant for this change was obtained from an opinion rendered by the solicitor or tne treasury. The regulations were prepared by a committee of experts, which included the chemists of the agricultural de partment, officers of the internal reve nue bureau and the experts of the coast and geodetic survey. $S,334 IX HIS POCKETS. Hawkins Didn't Know How Much Money He Had Stolen. Toronto, Ont., Sept. 5. Thomas Vas sick Hawkins, colored, was arrested here last night by Detective Sleeman. Hawkins was formerly porter in the tax collector's office at Washington, D. C. On August 31 he disappeared with some $9,000. The police of this city were notified to look out for him. Yes terday he was located at a small board ing house on Bond street. When searched at police headquarters $8,334 was found on him. Hawkins appeared to be quite startled when told of the amount of money taken from him, say ing mai "e nu never counted It and had no idea the amount was so large. WHAT RULER SAID TO RULER KAISER WILLIAM AXD Kiy& HUM BERT PRATTLE ABOUT PEACE. The Former Alludes to the Driebund as an AsgHi-aiiae of Nntionnl Amity The Ital ian Monarch a Trifle Wary In Tils Re ply, Evidently Having No Desire to Strain Italy's Foreign Relations. Hamburg, Sept. 5. Emperor William in proposing the toast to King Hum bert at the banquet at the Kurhaus last evening said: "My army thanks your majesty for the honor of your leading a corps in the review; but not only my army, but the whole German Fatherland, greets in your majesty an exalted prince, a close friend of my father and a true ally, whose presence again shows us and the world how unshakeable and firm stands the Dreibund, which was founded In the interest of peace and which, the longer it lasts, will more firmly and more deeply strike its roots into the minds of the people and bear fruit ac cordingly." King Humbert replied in French. He said: "I am glad of the opportunity to give you fresh testimony of the cordial friendship and alliance between our governments and states. Your majesty has set your reign a noble task by de voting your constant efforts toward peace, the maintenance of which by agreements will end in the unanimous wish of our governments and also in my mcst ardent desire. I think I shall always remain faithful to my country's mission by giving loyal support to the accomplishment of this work the greatest and most beneficent of all for the welfare of nations and the progress of civilization." Emperor William then conferred the decoration of the Order of the Black Eagle upon Count Lanza De Bosca, the Italian ambassador to Germany. The toast proposed to King Humbert Is considered to be so worded as to make it understood that while Italy will adhere to the Dreibund, she does not mean to impair her relations with other powers; and It was evidently his view to emphasize this fact. During the reception King Humbert held a long conversation with the mil itary attache of the French embassy. An open air service for the troops was held to-day, which was attended by the royalties present it the manoeu vres and at which Emperor William announced that Queen Margherita had been appointed chief of the Eleventh battalion of chasseurs, to which the queen then made a brief address, the ceremony ending by a march past and the playing of the Italian royal march. LAST DA rs O f THE STRIKE. Expectation That Work In the Mines All Over the Country Will be Resumed. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 5. Expectations are high in coal mining circles over the probable resumption of work in the mines throughout the Country. In anticipation of a settlement at Columbus next Wednesday another plan has been suggested by a repre sentative by one of the largest oper ators which will be agitated immedi ately after the men return to work. It will be formulated and submitted to the Joint convention of operators and miners, which it is proposed to hold next December. In order to come to an understanding on all questions at issue separate wage scales are to be formulated for each mine. The scale is to provide for the rate to be paid for the entire year and any special concessions that are to be made are to be agreed upon by the miners and the operators and so specified in tne scale. The scale is to be an ad junct to the uniformity agreement which is expected to be in force. The proposition will be made by the opera tors in tne hope of getting all the safe guards possible against a strike. It is well known that there are no two mines n the entire district where the condi tions are exactly alike. The uniformity agreement covers the general points. but even with it in existence some of the mines would be subjected to diffi culties, while others would have an ad vantage. Philip Stambugh, a cousin of Presi dent and a partner in the firm of Os borne Saenger & Co., was In Pittsburg ius aiternoon. He said the men for merly employed in the Eclipse mine on the Wheeling division of the Bnltimm-o and Ohio road would be asked to go lu wuik. 10-morrow morning at the lxiy-nve cents rate. He was not prepared to sav how many men would go to work navM Van Micken, manager of the Pittsburg and Chicago Gas Coal company's mines at Snowden and Gastonville, announced more than a week ago that he would resume work In his mines to-morrow morning. Notices were served on all the men living in company houses to vacate and the ten-day limit expires 111 me morning. Manager Van Mlnkon could not be seen, but it is generally supposed that no effort will be made o resume until after the Columhns convention. PLACED IX A RETREAT. Ex-Chlefof Police Laird of Waterbury In a serious Condition. Waterbury, Sept. 5. Ex-Chief of Po. lice Captain William Laird died at Dr Sterns' retreat in Hartford to-day aged seventy-eight years. He had been suf fering from melancholia for . f. months, but his condition hm alarming that he was taken to the re treat two weeks ago. The deceased . "a-Ve f Scotlaa. but had re sided in this city for over half a cen- Jniiu H'erU?n ? ice Z . was cnosen chief which position he held until advancing age necessitated his retirement twelve years ago. Aged Waterbnry Woman Knied. Waterbury, Sept. 5. Mrs. Mary Has tie, aged eighty, was instantly killed early this morning by falling down a steep flight of stairs at her home in the western part of the town. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO CLE A 111 XG THE PASSES. Miners Bound for the Klondike Making Pathways Over the Mountains. Victoria, Sept. 6. Among the passen gers who arrived on the Queen from Skaguay to-day was Frank I. Cramp- ton of Mount Vernon, Washington. He went up to look over the situation and took a trip over both passes. He says that the killing of horses was caused largely by novices who do not know how to load them. In many Instances the pack saddles are allowed to wear great holes in the horses' backs. The wen who are fixing the trail will be the first to profit by it. This has been decided by the vigil ance committee and no man can go on the trail with packs without a certifi cate from the secretary that he has done so much work on the trail. One man whom Mr. Crampton saw had got ten nearly all of his outfit over when the trail was closed for travel. The committee refused to let him take the remainder of his pack over. His en treaties did no good. In desperation he went back and got a Winchester rifle and two revolvers and held up the committee and went through. At Dyea and the Chilkoot pass the conditions are much the same. BACHELOR POLlTlCIAyS. Woman's Rescue League of Boston Urge Their Retirement. Boston, Sept. 5. The recent manifes to of Mrs. Charlotte Smith against the bachelor politician was the subject of considerable attention from the Wo man's Rescue league of this city yester day, when that body met. As a result a set of resolutions was passed, setting forth that "The American bachelor pol itician shirks his duty to the human family when he fails to provide a home for some good woman before he en gages in the profession of politics; therefore he is not to be trusted after he has entered a political arena in which temptations surround him on all sides and that unfortunately, modern society has heretofore given the bach elor politician too much latitude by ig noring his private life. "Be it resolved, That as far as prac ticable a list of bachelor politicians who are aspirants for public office be obtain ed in the state of Massachusetts and New York, and formal protests be sent out against their election or re-election by the Woman's Rescue league, on 'the ground that they are ineligible to hold public office." The league extends its congratula tions to ex-Mayor Edwin Upton CurtiB of Boston on his approaching marriage and recommends for him a two years" vacation from politics in which to enjoy his honeymoon. 1289 BALES OF COTTOX BURXED. Fire on a New York Lighter Caused by Boys Smoking Cigarettes. New York, Sept. 5. Twelve hundred and eighty-nine bales of compressed cotton which arrived from the south by the Morgan line and were to have been shipped east by the City of Fall River, were burned to-day on the light er Mystic . alongside the Fall River line pier on the North river front. The total loss is roughly estimated at $20,000.. When the fire had been controlled the Mystic with its burning freight, was towed across the river to the Jersey flats and beached. The burning of the cotton was probably caused by boys smoking cigarettes. FUyERAL Of MRS. JOHX DREW. Will Take Place from St. Steven's Church, Philadelphia, To-day. New York, Sept. 5. The body of Mrs. John Drew, the famous actress, was taken to-day to Philadelphia for burial. The mourners that filled the four coaches that attended the hearse were relatives and immediate friends of the family. John Drew, the actor, son of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Philadelphia. He arrived here Sat urday night from the west. There was a coach load of floral of ferings sent by sorrowing friends of the deceased. There were no pallbearers and in every respect the funeral was as private as possible. The services will be held in St. Steven's church Philadelphia, at 3 o'clock to-morrow af ternoon. Many theatrical people left New York for there this morning in oraer to attend the burial. WILL BE GAR RO TED. Barrlll, the Spanish Anarchist, Will l'rob- ably be Executed To-day. Barcelona, Sept. 5. Bitrrill, the anar. chist who on Friday evening last at- Portas and Assistant Chief Teixidor as they were leaving the circus, was tried Dy court martial to-day and it is ex pected that he will be executed to-morrow. It is Stated that two arrnmnll. of Barrlll also fired at the officials, but succeeded in making their escape. SCHOOL TEACHER ASSAULTED. Miss Helen Mayo's Terrible Struggle Against an Unknown Assailant. Orange, Mass., Sept. 5. Miss Helen Mayo of this town, who has been in charge of a school at Millington, a small village in New Salem, was gag ged and tied and afterward asaulted by an unknown man at her boarding place in that village this morning dur ing the absence of the family at church. She had a terrible struggle with her assailant, but was finally struck to the floor insensible by a blow from the man's fist. The house was robbed of a small sum of money. Searching parties made up of the peo ple of the village are scouring the coun try and threats are made that if caught the man will be hanged to the nearest tree. The police and deputy sheriffs have been notified and will aid in the search. Drank Two Flasks of Whiskey and Died. New York, Sept. 5. George Molliuari, a laborer residing with his daughter at No. 22 Cherry street, drank two flasks of whiskey, one after the other, to-day, and then fell to the floor a corpse. REV. I. C. MESERYE RESIGNS SEVERS HIS PASTORA THAT DAYEy. PORT COXGBEOATIOyAL CHURCH. Has Been With the Church for Twenty, three Years-Hopes That Fruits of His Ministry Will Appear Worthy of Reoog. nltion Hereafter-Trustees Will Meet to Act on the Resignation. The letter of resignation of the Rev. Isaac C. Meserve as pastor of Daven port Congregational church was read to the congregation yesterday morning; by Rev. E. M. Vittum of Grinnell, la., who occupied the pulpit. The letter was read just preceding the sermon, and at the conclusion of its reading Mr. Vittum spoke of his personal acquaint ance with Mr. Meserve, who, he said, had befriended him in many ways es pecially during the earlier years of his ministry. The resignation will be con sidered at a meeting of the trustees of the church to be held on September 14, and will undoubtedly be accepted. Mr. Meserve has been pastor of Davenport church for twenty-three years. He and his wife are now in England, and when they will return is not known. After tendering his resignation Mr. Meserve says in the letter from hini read to the church yesterday: "I lay down the burden here for rea sons so well known by every one rea- si sons connected with the situation of the""'' cnurcn m tne community and with the changes which have taken place in its environment; but I do not need to de tail them here. , "I beg to express my unmeasured ini terest In the welfare of this people, hop ing and praying for your prosperity In all the things for which a Christian church exists. , May you go forward with the reverence, unity and enthusi asm to be undismayed by the problems before you. "I humbly hope that the fruits of my ministry will appear worthy of recogni tion hereafter, and that this ohurch. will shine as they are declared to shine; who turn many to righteousness.' "MR. LOW'S CAXDIDACV." Rev. Thomas Dixon Says Hope of Defeat ing Tammany Has Been Blasted. New York, Sept. 6. "Mr, Low's can didacy" was the subject of the sermon preached this forenoon by the Rev. Thomas Dixon of the People's chnrrh at the Academy of Music here. Among timer uimgs ne saia: "The normal democratic malorltv in Greater New York is about 110,000. To win this terrible handicap must norno. how be overcome with a clean, honest man. on whom every faction could h united as they were behind Strono- There was a single, bare chance we could win the campaign that wouloVeTP 11st tne Dram, the heart, the wealtif and the enthusiasm of every man outside of xammany s power. "The hope of such a union hna boon blasted by the stupid and unreasonable manner in which Seth Low has been nominated by the citizens' union, and the headstrong haste with which ha has accepted their offer.". ' CAXB TO TBE TOP OF XSJB LAKE; Bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Parker, Jr.( Keeovered. Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept 5. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Forest H. Parker, jr., who were drowned in Chain lake in tha Adlrondacks on Saturday were recover ed late last night. Dynamite was used: and the bodies came to the surface. Mr. Parker and his wife had gone row ing in the morning, Mr. Parker taking a gun with him. Not returning, about noon a party went in search of tha missing couple, and the boat was found bottom up floating at the end of tha lake. When Mr. Parker's body was recover ed was found that the nose was brok en and the face badly disfigured, which. seemed to indicate that when the gun was discharged it had exploded or kick ed badly and that Mr.' Parker had been, knocked overboard and had probably; overturned the boat. The bodies were taken to New Yorls city to-night by a special train. TRIBESKEX SEK3T AFRAID. They Are Rather Loath to Fire Upon they English Troops. Pashawur, Sept. 5. No fighting of im- portance has occurred between tha government forces and the tribesmen who have taken part in the uprising. The enemy are concentrating at various points, and it is estimated that 17,000 of them are now on the Samona range, but they appear loath to attack tha government troops. It is reported that the followers of Haddah Mullah in the Shabkar district are deserting him, and the Afridis are returning to Khyber Pass. The British troops are massing along the disturbed line and several columns have been sent out in different directions. A slight skirmish has occurred near Hangu, from which point a small col umn was dispatched and scoured the districts of Atagmir, Nawimela and Turi. They found the enemy's posts deserted. There was some firing, but the enemy refused to be engaged at close quarters. The Subadar commanding the Mula- gori levies, and forty of his company. which formed a part of the garrison at Fort Lundi-Kotal, arrived at Jamrud on Friday and were given an enthu siastic reception, the entire garrison turning out and cheering as they en tered the town. The Mullagoris cut their way through the enemy after the capture of Fort Lundi-Kotal and marched to their own country, where they buried their dead and reassured their friends. They then proceeded for Jamrud, which they reached in safety; with their arms. To Caucus This Evening. A caucus of the republican members of the board of aldermen will be held this evening for the purpose of consid ering plans to raise money to meet the pressing financial needs of the city.