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) V0L' LXV N0 21 &- PRICE THREE CENTS. CUT OFF FROMOUTERWORLD liMHD TBLhOir JfKTKU QUARAX. tine ix ixeectud districts. NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1897. LOOKS BAD tOlt I.KUVUEUT. Prosecution Brings Out Damaging Facts Against the Prisoner. Chicago, Sept. 7. Two strong points were scored by the prosecution In the Luetgert trial to-day and unless the defence is able to impeach the testi mony of the witnesses the evidence is likely to have considerable weight with the jury. lhe two witnesses were Mrs. F. C. r, who testified that on the nitrht Several New Canes Iteported-Fears of an upiaemio suisHlinB-Ous Adclin.,ni Uenth at Ocoiin Springs-No Fear of a General Kxodus from New Orleens, 1 Hough Travel from the City in Heavy, New Orleans, Sept. 7Nlght fell In Fahe new urieans without a single case of f May 1 she saw Luetgert and his wife yenow fever having been reported to r tne sa"sage factory, and Charles the state board of health. But one lm- vP1, svvore that 0,1 the nlght ..,,, t, , " 1 one lm of May 1 he passed the factory and poitant case thus far has been devel- heard a cry from within, apparently oped here, and death has wiped that made by some one in pain. At the out. , Hearing before the police justice by The board nf Voifw ni i. whom Luetgert was held to await the i ne ooara or Health to-night, through action rf th j.. u . ba Jts president, Dr. Oliphant, and its that he could not tell whether the cry president pro tern.. Dr. Walmslev. de- w as tm" of a human being or of an clared that in spite of all reports to the was cnnM fetfid-however, that t . . ne was confident that the cry came contrary not one of the many who had from a human being. The defence re- come hither from Ocean Springs had Iies greatly on the statement he made been stricken with the dread disease. before the trial to impeach his testi- The afternoon dispatches to the As- The' reading of th We i,ih ouvjinieu arress containea a statement naa Deen written by Luetgert to Mrs. made on authority of the marine hoe- Feldt was great fun for the crowd in pital officials in Washington that Dr. the court rm and it was very embar- Olinhnnt had toloo-i-anhori nr win rassing for the defendant na in uuroi at Mobile that two deaths had occurred of them he had spoken in a slighting and there were three new cases. OI lne lawyers who are now Dr. Oliphant affirms with emphasis UCS nls defence, saying that v,ot o;,i i. ,n,.i, l"ey were "greedy" and crmlrt v,Qn did any representative of his, and that "'er.a tr.laI, oft such Importance. He laid it was unjust thus to create alarm in 1, 7, incompetency the public mind when there was no 1 f,eJ 'ncent, who is now the lead- ..-t, uuin lur me aerence. When unions oi tne letters were read me lawyers laughed, and nobody en foundation for the statement. There seems to be no threatened ex- uuus num me city, ah out one ruau 4ni J reports business outgoing as normal. Sft. more than Judge Vincent, The Northwestern officials said they Vt Jl , ple?san,t.for Luetgert, were carrying a somewhat heavier con signment of passengers than ordinarily and attributed the increase to the na tural fear of unacclimated strangers. One additional death has been report ed at Ocean Springs with symptoms, of yellow fever. The victim is a mulatto. No new cases had been reported during the afternoon. Ocean Spring has now been absolutely cut off from the outside world. Serious suffering is certain to .follow. It was said this afternoon there was only one ton of ice in the town and there is no way to get it, as it is near where the fever rages. If requir ed, city physicions will volunteer to aid the local doetors. Jackson, Miss., Sept. 7. A telephone message from Dr. McCallum at Ed wards, Miss., emphatically denies the existence of yellow fever in or near the town. It is now stated that the Anderson family was suffering from dengue fever and that they are now recovered. Dr. McCallum says that Hon. Sid Cham pion, who died at Edwards Sunday eve ning, was suffering from malarial fev er. who twisted around in his chnir mnr, ped his face with is handkerchief and seemea to be uncomfortable generally j.ne aerence mane a strong- flsrht against the introduction of the lettpra and when the court decided that they were proper evidence, the defence asked mat tney be read in German, as thev might lose some of their original mean ing Dy Demg read in English. This was aiso overruled and the letters went he fore the Jury as the translator made them out, he, however, swearine that tne translation was entirely correct MAIIQUIS DK HOCII AMKKAtT DKAD. Was a Descendant o fount Kochambenu Who Fought for t. Independence. Paris, Sept. 7. The Marquis de Ro chambeaudied at the Chateau Rocham Deau, in the department of Loir-de-Cher, on September 4 after a long and painfull illness. xne marquis was a grandson of Count Rochambeau.whocommanded the Urench forces during the war for Amer ican independence, and whose army, witn tnat or Ueneral Washington' com pelled Lord Cornwallls to surrender at Yorktown in 17S1. Mr. Henry Visrnaud. serrptarv nf tho ACTED ON MAYOR'S VETOES THE CARRI NGTON PUBLISHING CO Al.DKRMEX Al'l'IlOVl'l OF 0.E,1VT insAVi'iiorE of rim orume. Washington, Sept. 7. The treasury , department has procured two hundred American embassy at Paris, who lerits irora tne war department for use at the permanent yellow fever deten tion camp, which has been established at Waynesville, Ga. There are no fev er patients there, but the camp has been established as a precautionary measure. The officials at the surgeon general's office are quite anxious that Dr. Guite ras should be on the ground as soon as possible, as they think so much of his opinion in yellow fever cases as to be guided entirely by it in their action. So in formed the Washington government of tne death of the marquis, was instruct ed by Secretary of State Sherman to convey to the family of the deceased an expression of the sincere sympathy of the American government. VROsritltlT-i IV Till! WEST, Not an Idle Man H'est of the HTIi)ppl wno wants Work, Says Mr Wilson. Washington, Sept. 7. Secretary Wil son was at his desk to-day for the first far their advices are confirmatory of time for a month, having just returned the press reports that the epidemic is fmm hi tr f th of tho natnr. nf cns,, " .'"""-""oawaippi VMm jwiiv,,, OLXI1, U I TI. j. a , is evident that even vet thev are not "B "el" as lar wesc as MOT1ta entirely convinced of the correctness of na and utah. Riving especial attention the reports as received, and there is 10 tne agricultural Interests of the apparently a strone inclination tn states visited with particular reference doubt their accuracy. They sav that t0 lrr'gation, horse raising and sugar K the disease is yellow fever It is very Leec Browing. etrange that out of six hundred cases "I found the farmers in especially there should, have been only twelve g00d sPirit3 wherever I went," he said oeaths. lu a" Associated .tress representative This afternoon the marine hoanitai "There is no doubt that confidence is received two telegrams from rr w. restored and that the country Is 1ustl din at Mobile, which had heen rtfliairort fled ln lts anticlpati6n of better times. in transmission. One renorted that Tne People are all busy in the west. President Olliphant. cf the Louisiana Indeed. I do not believe there is an state board cf health, reported another lcue man we,st 01 the Mississippi who death from yellow fever in New Orleans wants work." and three new cases. The other tfio- Mr- Wilson predicted a still further gram said that two new cases were re- advance in the price of wheat due to ported in New Orleans. the act tnat there ia not only a short Surtceon Murray, who has hePn otn. cr0P abroad, but also because of the tioned at Mobile, but who ha hn nn ract tnat. according to his observation jeave, has Deen ordered to return at lne 01 op wlu not oe 80 extensive in this once and will take charge to-morrow. Surgeon H. R. Carter of Chicago, an expert, who had charge of the outbreak at Brunswick, Ga., a few years ago, find Surgeon Oakley of Savannah! have aiso been oi-dered to Mobile. As the state authorities have yet made no appeal for assistance, the marine hos pital service must confine its work to preventing the disease from being car ried from one state to the other. Cor dons and detention camps will be es tablished at Ooean Srlngs and New Or leans. The theory of Dr. Bailbacher, tho acting surgeon general, is that the original disease at Ocean Springs was country as has generally been antici pated. WHEAT 11 EltAKCE AXI 11VSSIA. Crops Are Very Poor and the V. S. Must Supply the Shortage. Washington, Sept. 7. -W. P. At well. commercial agent of the United States at Robraix, Prance, sends to the state department a report on the short wheat crop in France. He says the crop in France, and in fact in all Europe, has fallen much below the tnat it is estimated that the United dengue and that the case of veiin States and Canada will be called UDon fever was imported and superimposed to exPrt fl"om 120,000.000 to 130,000,000 upon tne patients suffering from the iuo;'0'!' ",ulc -"an tney exported to other -ailment. Europe last year. France will require about 60,000,000 bushels to meet the de Jacksonville, i'la., Sept. 7. The state "nciency in that country, board of health has issued a proclania- Consul Heenan at Odessa, Russia, has tion excluding from the state all per- made quite an extensive report to the cons and baggage from the yellow fever state department concerning the fail- lmociea puuua in Louisiana and Mis- I re of the crops in Russia. He says the Etssipfi unless accompanied by a certi ficate that he has not been exposed to the .llscase within fifteen days from the time of departure. Biloxl, Miss., Sept. 7. At 10:30 a m. to-day two well defined cases of yellow fever were reported here. They are puarded and no fear is felt. 1'reslfXent Andrews" Answer Not Known Providence, R. I., Sept. 7. Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews met the advisory and executive committee of Brown uni versity here this afternoon. Dr. An drews said there was nothing to be given out for publication, but that he presumed there would be within a few days. It is thought that the with drawal of his resignation was the sub ject under consideration. failure began in December, when seri ous doubts were entertained concern ing the safety of winter sown grain, notably winter wheat, on account of dry season and scarcity of snow, re sulting in failure of about half of the winter wheat. There was a good pros pect of spring sown wheat and large areas were sown but the wet season, lasting into the harvest, destroyed a great deal of the grain. In many dis tricts it has been the wettest season ever known, and grain has been de stroyed by both rain and hail. Much of the grain was not worth the expense of binding. SflS.OOO Onnces of Silver for Europe. New York, Sept. 7. The steamship Paris will take out 565,000 ounces of silver to Europe to-morrow. That Regarding Street .Hardening AVns Not Sustained Veto of Transfer from Sinking Fund Money Unanimously Sus tained Report of the Cominittoe on Re vision or Ordinances Other Itnsiness. The board of aldermen at last night's meeting voted unanimously to sustain the mayor's veto of the resolution pro viding for the transfer from the $29,000, recently transferred from the sinking fund to the city treasury, of the money for street cleaning and other purposes amounting in all to $26,652, which the board of finance recommended be taken from the money appropriated last fall to pay for the street hardening then or dered. The board, however, by a vote of 12-10 voted not to sustain the veto of the reso lution ordering that certain streets be hardened and that any deficiency in the amount appropriated last fall to pay. for such hardening be made up from any funds in the hands of the city treasurer. In addition to thus voting not to sus tain the veto of this last named resolu tion, the aldermen also voted to post pone indefinitely further consideration of the matter. The idea in taking this latter vote was to so postpone the mat ter as to leave it undecided in order that at some future meeting of the board a sufficient vote might be ob tained to pass the resolution over the mayor's veto. As the matter stands now, however, the veto stands and the action of the aldermen simply shows that they do not sustain the veto, the vote of 12-10 not being sufficient to pass over the veto. lhe vote taken on the second veto mentioned above was on a motion by Alderman Pickett to reconsider the board's former action in passing the resolution, this being in fact a motion to sustain the veto. Tho vote was aye and nay and re sulted as follows: Nays Clark, Brennan, Corcoran, Bromley, Rourke, Ryan, Forsyth, Chll lingworth, Stuart, Petrie Toole and Compton 12. Ayes NIcoll, Carrington, Guernsey, Whittaker, Lambert. Coolohan, Pearce, Root, Unger and Pickett 10. The first communication from the mayor rea'd was that explaining his reasons for vetoing the resolution for the transfer from the $29,000 taken from the sinking fund. As soon as this communication was read, Alderman Pickett moved to concur with the coun cilman in sustaining the veto. Alder man Root seconded the motion. The question was 'put' ' wlthoWt "cRsonnsion and the motion was unanimously car ried. After the reading of the second com munication Alderman Chillingworth moved to adhere to the board's pre vious action in passing the order, the veto notwithstanding. Alderman For syth seconded this motion. Alderman Pickett amended to reconsider the for mer action in passing the order. Alder men Guernsey and Root seconding. Alderman Chillingworth then took the floor. He said that by the action of the common council in voting to trans fer the $29,000 from the sinking fund and of the mayor in allowing this transfer without either vetoing or sign ing it within the required time, this $29,000 was placed in the city treasury. He then explained why this transfer to the city treasury was a wise action. He then said: "I deny that we seek to take money to make up any defi ciency in the amount appropriated for street hardening from the sinking fund. This ?29,000 is not in the sinking fund; it is in the city treasury. The burden of the veto message is that we have exceeded our power in voting to pave streets without provid ing for the assessment of one-third of such paving on the property owners Benefited thereby. Whfn I voted last fall for street hardening, I meant to vote to put the streets in good condi tion, but according to the specifications of an engineer, calling for eight-inch hardening, the money appropriated last fall is insufficient to do the work or dered. "Section 135 of the charter gives the common council sole and exclusive au thority over all streets and highwys within the- city of New Haven and the common council in ordering this har dening did not exceed its power. The' charter says that the common council may, not shall, not before the order is executed, but afterwards, assess on per sons whose property is benefited by paving, a portion of the cost. Even though the work were executed, we could not so assess until after the mat ter had been referred to the board of compensation. It is the duty of the di rector of public works to refer such matters to the board of compensation and refer back to the common council the finding of that board. Then we may assess and not before. So we have not exceeded our authority in ordering street hardening and not providing for assessment. "If we do not pass this resolution over the mayor's veto it means that there are to be no improvements or re pairs of streets; it means indefinite postponement; it means that we have stultified ourselves." Alderman Pickett next spoke. He said that Mr. Chillingworth ln his re marks had "covered up the whole ques tion Detore us, head and ears. The question is, Shall the city of New Ha ven exceed its fixed income for ordinary expenses? I believe that if we do not sustain the mayor's veto we will err, and err greatly." Alderman Root said: "It is not cus tomary for this board to turn down tho WHEAT COXTIXUES TO MSB. It Went Up Yesterday on Strength of For eign Mnrket, New York, Sept. 7. Wheat had a rise of 2c to-day, consequent upon ex cellent foreign buying of futures and spot wheat, the latter footing up a mil lion bushels at New York and outports. The market had a midday reaction of a cent a bushel, but aside from this ex hibited a strong undertone, all day. December opened at a dollar and near the close sold up to $1.00, or just four cents under the best point of the year. Final prices were near the top for the session. There was no excitement at any time, trade being entirely local except for the early foreign orders. Total sales were 4,465,000 bushels. Cables were all high er and lent color to the big export de mand. Corn sold up l on the bull ish character of crop news. December sold from 38 to 38c and closed at 387&C. Exporters were fair buyers of corn to-day. XEW liOAD 'JO KEW SOltK. A Report Concerning the Construction of a New System, Lewiston, Me., Sept. 7. A special to the Journal from Machlas, says: James Mitchell, who has the contract to build the Washington county railroad, says the work will be begun In two or three weeks. It Is claimed that the syndicate wno will build the road will establish and contr :! a new short all-rail route from New York to the provinces. It is announced also that the syndicate has secured an option on a railroad between New York and Boston, with traffic agreements with the Boston and Maine and Maine Central, and a ninety-nine years' lease of the Old Grand Southern from St. Stephen to St. John, which is owned by Russell Sage. Vice President John M. Hail of the Consolidated road was asked last eve ning relative to the above dispatch. He said that it was the first he had heard of the matter and doubted its truth of the statement, especially as re lating to the southern portion of the route. He jocosely remarked that per haps the line would be operated with electricity. Certain stories' of a some what similar character were rumored some time ago, but were without foun dation as far as he was aware. aiiAXD cincvir av ELieiiTWoon. IT KILLED SIX INSTANTLY lV EXPLOSIOX OE 1Q 'QUARTS OE XI TEO-il L TC EM XE. Quadriga, Crescens and lCniily Were the Winners In Yesterday's Races. New York, Sept, 7. There was a fair attendance at the second day of the Grand circuit meeting at Fleetwood park, and three good fields competed for the purses.. In the 2:24 trotting class the Village Farm mare Emely was the favorite at even money against the field. In the three-minute pace the chestnut gelding Quadriga sold at $10 to the field $50, Forrest Herr being the reliance if the fielders. Summaries: Three-minute Class rnrse $1,0(10: Quadriga, eh g, by I'nrkrillc, (Mil- h'v) 1 1 1 Miss Margaret, blk m, (Walker).... I! 2 ' Klf. b m, (Daly) 2 4 5 India Silk, b in, (Tyson! 3 5 4 J.hriy Alice, b m, (Cooper) , 4 tj 3 Kvailne. I) m. iHedmrmrit r .1 Forest Herr, gr g, i Spear) d j imp -:i i')i, ziWHi, 2:11m,. Three-vear-oirt Cl:ss Pnrse S'? nun- Crescens, eh h, by Kobert MeGregnr, (Ketehnm) 1 1 1 American Hello, b f. (Geers) 2 2 2 Tlinrne, b m, (Hleks) 3 3 8 Fanny Foley, b m, (Maoey) 444 Timbrel, hlk e. (I'ayne) K rt Honor Bright, b in, (Hendricks). .. d lime z:io, 2:111,. 'I-.'IX Trntlinir Clnss tiii-t 3 non- r,miiy, en m, uy rnnce ncgent, (( leers) (leorgiann, eh m, (V)evy). . . . . Quarterstaff, b in, (Venrnme) nival, ur m. cnceiiorst) 3 Oetavla, h m. (Phelps) 7 Red Aaron, eh g, (Iynn) 4 8 1 1 t 1 5 4 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 0 5 3 4 4 3 6 5 3 3 7 d Hastings, b 111, (Maeey). nn Air Chariot Time-2:iny,, 2:1S'4, 2:18" 2:17, 2:19'i. WHAT MSMA ItCli SA TS Oh' IT. .lih A inert. I) C. (Walker) 7 7 d d to w, en in, (Hand). . . a Denth List May bo Larger Explosion Be suited During the "Shooting" of a Gas Well-Not a Whole Tane or Glass ln the Town The Shock Was Felt for Many Miles from the Scene of the Disaster. Cygnet, O., Sept. 7. An explosion of nltro-glycerlne occurred here this af ter, resulting in the death of six people, whose names are known, and several others, at present unknown. The dead: Sam Barber. Allen Fallis. John Thompson. Charles Bartel. Henry Lansdale. Havens, a boy. The explosion occurred at Grantwell located at the rear of the National Sup. ply company's office building. This well had just been shot by Samuel Bar ber. When the nltro-glycerlne was let down, it exploded, the gas ignited and with a terrific roar the flames shot above the derrick. As soon as the distillers saw the flames several climbed into the derrick to shut off the gas, but they had bare ly got there when a terrific explosion occurred. The burning gas had started 120 quarts of glycerine remaining ln the wagon near the derrick. It explod ed with a mighty roar, and the town and surrounding country for miles trembled from the shock. lhe .National Supply company's building was completely demolished and nothing remains but a big hole where the Wagon stood. 1 There Is not a whole pane of glass in any window in the town and every house and store was shaken to its foundations. Who the other men that were in the derrick are, and how many of them were kill ed, cannot be learned now, owing to the excitement. The damage to the Ohio Oil company will amount to $3,000. Eight buildings are a total wreck and many others damaged. The town has a population of about 1,200. Many by-standers were wounded. DID HE STIUKK THE ESlPEltOJCf THE (illOO.V WAS A VALIS MAX. Wedding of William Usher Parsons and Miss Katharine Corbln. New York, Sept. 7. William Usher Parsons of this city and Miss Katherine Corbin, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Clark Corbin, were to-day unit ed in marriage in the chapel of St. Cornelius on Governor's Island. The wedding was attended by many of the notable social leaders of this city and abroad. Miss Bertha Phillips, a classmate of the bride, was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Charlotte Par sons, Miss Louise Parson, Miss Abagail Farsons and Miss Kate Parsons, sisters of the bridegroom. They were dressed in simple gowns of white with nink ribbon trimmings. Henry Parsons, a brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The ceremony was Derformed bv the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dlx, rector of Trinity church, this city. lhe chapel was a perfect bower of flowers and the altar and organ loft were banked almost to the ceiling with London Truth's Version of Lieutenant Von Uahnke's Death. London, Sept, 7. Mr. Henry La- bouchere in Truth, to-day, renews the mysterious hints which have been in circulation since the death of Lieuten ant Von Hahnke of the German army, who met his death by drowning in July last. In so doing Mr. Labouchere once more publishes the intimation that the lieutenant's death was a sequel to the black eye which Emperor William had at about the same time. According to the story the black eye was caused by a blow from a rone which was being whirled about by the wind. Still another story has it that the emperor so coarsely abused Lieutenant Hahnke that the latter committed sui cide, and finally still another version is. that the lieutenant, stung by the em peror's sharp words, resented them to the extent of blacking his majesty's eye and then took his own life. Truth, in to-day's comments on the affair, says: "It is worthy of remark that the au thorized version was most obligingly impressed by the officera and men of the Hohenzollern upon every tourist they met." The official version of the affair, in. brief, Is that Lieutenant "Von Hahnke accidentally ran into the river Grondal- selv on his bicycle while trying to avoid a collision with a shying pony. The river, It is further explained, is a rag ing torrent and when the lieutenant's companion came upon the scene all trace of Von Hahnke, except his cap, had disappeared. Mr. Henry Labouchere adds: "We have received a letter saying that on the day following Von Hahnke's death a dummy figure of the same size and weight was tossed Into the tor rent in order to test its effect. When the dummy was drawn in it was found to be torn to pieces and 'everybody agrees that Von Hahnke's body must have met a similar late. Yet, since the appearance of Truth's remarks, it is announced from Berlin that the body has been recovered after being six weeks in the raging torrent and that it will be brought home for burial." AXOTUEIC TMP TO TBI! EOZE. Walter Wellman, the American Journal ist, Preparing for the Quest. New York, Sept 7. Walter Wellman, the American Journalist and Arctic ex plorer, was one of the passengers in the steamship New York, which arrived this morning. He has been to Norway and Russian to consult with Dr. Nan sen and to arrange for a steamer and for a large number of dogs. He said that efforts would continue to be made td reach the North pole until the feat should be accomplished. . At least three expeditions will be la the field next year," said he. "One will be that of Captain Sverdrup in the Fram; another that of Lieutenant Peary, and the third will be made by myself ln Franz Josefland. "My arrangements are to sail from Bergen, Norway, in a staunch steamer June 15. Ten men will comprise the ex pedition. They will be Norwegians with the exception of two or three Ameri cans. We shall establish a supply sta tion at Cape Flora, leaving two men'in charge. We shall set out on our Jour ney toward the pole in the early part of 1899 and shall be eaulnned for a STAMPEDE OF MAD MINERS MAXT QOZD H UXTEItS EA TED XETEJR TO REACH THE KLONDIKE. palms and rhododams. The home of Jurney of 100 or 110 days. It will be a Gormany Did Not Profit Much by Km peror's Keceitt Hussion Trip. Paris, Sept. 7. The Gaulitz to-day prints an Interview with Trince Bis marck, in which he is quoted as hav ing expressed fear that the efforts made at Peterhof were so much wasted. What was required, the ex-chancellor is said to have added, "was a serious, active agreement with a well defined programme and much clearsightedness and tenacity to achieve a result where by the pretensions of Great Britain could be stayed." The prince was further quoted as saying: "It is absolutely certain that Germany will not succeed in attaining this end and she might regret having harassed England too much." Had a Wad of Money. James Madden and John Potes, an Italian, were arrested on Meadow street yesterday afternoon by Officer Dunlap for breach of the peace. Potes was poorly dressed, but when searched at police headquarters $328 In money was found on his person. Two Men Killed by a Train. Rome, N. Y., Sept. 7. James Graham of Utica and Herbert Roosevelt of Fish Creek were struck by a train and killed to-day while driving across the Ontario and Western crossing at North Bay. A third member of the party, Henry Williams of Fish Creek, was injured internally and Is not expected to live. The horse was killed and the wagon demolished. Special Session of Hawaiian Senate Called. Washington, Sept. 7. The state de partment has been notified by Minister Sewell at Honolulu that President Dole has issued a call for a session of the 1 Hawaiian senate on September 8. The reports of committees, except those of of thf!fh" L bUt investigating committee-. The board " ? "F. ' J,er..?1? of finnneo 1 o o o ,o .o i """"" llie United :C " . Z " , V" " " States inruugn ine nnanciai trouDies oi tne city, and now we try to choose the tools by which it is to do this. Now is the time to sustain the mayor's veto and the board of finance." Alderman Rourke said: "I don't be lieve ln taking money from this street (Continued on Seventh Page.) Five Men Killed by Dynamite. Findlay, O., Sept. 7. Word has just reached here that five men were killed and a number of persons severely In jured by a dynamite explosion at Cyg net, an oil town north of this city this afternoon. colonel Corbin was also beautlfullv decorated with flowers and an immense American flag covered the upper por tion oi tne nouse. The reception Immediately after the ceremony was held in the lawn sur rounding the colonel's home. During the evening a reception was held in the big army hall on the island onnnsito the colonel's home. Woven in among the decorations were the colors of Yale and Farmlngton university, the colleges which the young couple attended. Mr. Parsons was graduated from Yale in 1895, in the academic depart ment, and is well-known in that city. The young couple will make their home at Irvlngton-on-the-Hudson. WAX T TO GO TO WOIIK HUT CAXXOT. That Is the Condition of Many of the Striking Miners at Present. Pittsburg, Sept. 7. The convention of mine workers to-day to select delegates to the Columbus convention to-morrow was one of the largest ever held, and probably hae not been before equalled in excitiment and importance. Al though the rank and file of the dele gates remain imbued with the idea that the operators were ready to throw up tneir nanas and pay the sixty-nine-cent rate demanded by the strikers, President Dolan kept them bo well within bounds that the delegates from that district will go to Columbus to use their discretion in the settlement of the difficulty. It has been learned that Dolan will make a big fight to-morrow on behalf of the mining industry of western Pennsylvania. It is stated that at th conference with the operators at Co lumbus last week he was apprised of eenain iacts which led him to believe that not only the operators hut tho miners of this district have been dis- uminatea against, and a fight will be made for justice and fairness. Wheth er or not the entire battle will be rought out is an open question, but it is known that the basis for a perma nent settlement in the Pittsburg dis trict next December will be well defined and thoroughly understood to-morrow. If the issues are too finely drawn it is intimated that there will be a seces! fh0ntt'Vhe "ational organization by the Pittsburg district. By many this move seems probable. A Itrnkrinan Inj tiro,!. -iexander Fowler, a brakema u Hartford division of the Consolidated Journey of about 500 English miles from Cape Fligely to the pole." PICES. ANDREWS Wllh N O T JtETltA CT Unofficial Report That He Will Insist Upon Resigning. Providence, Sept. 7. It is unofficially announced that Dr. Andrews will insist upon the acceptance of his resignation from the presidency of Brown universi ty. This decision was arrived at after a conference this afternoon between Dr. Andrews and the executive com mittee of the corporation! His con nection with the Cosmopolitan univei elty, it is thought, will take too much time to permit his devoting his atten tion to both universities at the same time. His decision is ln spite of the letter received by him from the faculty, which is as follows: T. Providence, R. I., Sept. 2, 1807. Prof. E. B. Andrews: Dear Sir We, the undersigned members pf the faculty, at present in the neighbor hood, congratulate you on the felicitous fiction i of the corporation Ht their last meet ing. We, however, feel that the best re su ts of that notion will not accrue to the university unless yon should decide to with draw your resignation and so ask yon to do so as an net of general reeonellintinn expressing the union now firmly established o nave tne institution's in terests at heart, corporatlonj faculty, alum ni nnd undergraduates. Most of all we lirire rnn tn fan,aln us because of our personal esteem for your self and because of the influence we be lieve yon will exert upon the student bodv. Cordially and respectfully yours: Jolin Howard Appleton, Alonzo Williams, Wil liam Whitman Bailey. J. Franklin Jame son, Nathaniel French Davis, Henry B (Jardner (by letter), H. C. Bnmpus, Wins low Dpton, Courtney Langdon, John M. Manley (by letter), Edmund B. Delebarre Walter C. Bronson, Walter C. Everett, A. V.. Croweil, Carl Barns. J. C. Daly, H L Koopman, Edward C. Burnham (bv letter), A. DeF. Palmer. 1r. A. TV renrt r. p Snow, E. T. Guild. ' ' SAT ITS SCUEHIE OF ELATT'S. What Democratic Humorists Allege of Seth Low's Candidacy. Nw York, Sept. 7. The executive committee of the Democratic union to night passed the following resolution: Resolved, That the Democratic union insist that the alleged non-partisanship ln the nomination of Seth Low is a dis. guise to help the republican party to retention of power in New York and asserts that his nomination is the out ocnie of a well and deeply laid scheme on the part of republican leaders, Piatt and Bliss, to fool the people of this city upan a false platform, knowing as" mud wna t . , --"uaieu wen as tney Know inai tne great ttemo- even'imr While nosPai last cratic majority in this metropolis will tad rtracXn.t t? trai" hiS "eVer CnSent th3t Us destiny 8ha11 Kri rS . Pel Street submitted to "Pelican rule, therefore ;Ir.w S r I , eeD cut ,n the the cry of non-partisanship is to catch center of the forehead. His ir.w i .l. o,,o, ., ... . not of a serious nature. " ' " " " A Treasury Official's Warning Words About 4,000 People and 8.000 Horses on the Skaguay Trail-3,200 Miners More Will Soon Take Up What Will be a Death March to Many of Them. Washington, Sept. 7. The treasury department to-day made public the fol lowing letter received from a govern ment official now in Alaska on his way to the gold fields, stating at the same time that the writer, whose name ia withheld, has been twelve years in the service and is thoroughly reliable: "Dyea, August 22. ' "I deem It my duty to write you on a subject that does not come strictly within my line of duty. I have had a long talk with Mr. Ivey, collector oi customs for Alaska, who is at present at Skaguay, three miles below here. "The Skaguay trail is the most large ly used, overland route (though by nc means the best) .to the Klondike. Mr. Ivey informs me that there are now be tween tide-water and the lake some thing like four thousand people and! about two thousand horses. The com mander of one of the vessels now ai Skaguay states that sixteen vessels &r chartered to land cargoes at that place between now and the 15th of Septem ber, and that the number of passengers will average 200 to each vessel, making 3,200 more people who will attemnt tr go in this fall. I have talked with some of the most experienced traders and miners in this vicinity, and they are unanimous ini the prediction that not over 20 rjen cent, of this vast number will iref through to Dawson before winter set In. The . other 80 per cent will h caught on the trail, and those who- sur vive and get back to tide-water will have to winter at Skaguay or return. south. If the rush continues longer hundreds will inevitablv on the trail, which is extremely dan gerous after the first of October. The postmaster and Indian tradon at this place, Mr. Heron, states that more than one thousand men have gone up tne (jnncoot pass during the past thirty days, and that seven hundred of them are still on this side . of th lake, twenty-four miles from here. Ves sels are arriving every day or two, ana at the present rate of influx another thousand will enter the trail by Sep tember 10. Mr. Heron is of the opinion that not more than twenty out of one hundred will get through, and he, eays this trail is far more dangerous thanl the Skaguay after the snow sets in. He says that if the rush continues anoth er week the resultant loss of life will be appalling. "I attach the greatest weight to what he says, for the reason that it is to his pecuniary interest td have as many aa possible come this way, yet he advises an immediate stoppage of the stam pede. It is difficult to suggest a way to stop this inrush of people, but Mr. Ivey intimates that if the inspection rules of the treasury department wera properly enforced it would materially decrease the number of passengers oni the incoming vessels. Nearly every vessel that arrives here brings twice as many passengers as the law allows It to carry, and many of them are' con demned craft which have been fitted up for this trade. "Mr., Ivey will no doubt at once pre sent the facts outlined above to the proper authorities, and I merely giva them to you for your information. The situation is appalling, and it is impos sible for me' to adequately describe the mad rush for the gold fields. I had no conception of its immensity until I saw it. "I have talked with several men wh have recently arrived here from the Klondike, two of whom left there less than thirty days ago. They unani mously agree that while there is a rich gold field there, the facts do not Justify the present stampede, and they say that there is bound to be much suffer ing and actual starvation. Provisions are already scarce, and the prices oi many articles are absolutely prohibit ory in the case of a man of ordinary means. ."My usual good luck has attended mo here. Mr. Heron, the postmaster, is an old Montana friend, and he has made it possible for me to go forward by Indian carriers at the prevailing rate (35 cents per pound), taking precedence over hundreds, many of whom have been here two or three weeks awaiting their turn. He assures me that he can make the way easy for me at the lake in se curing a boat, etc. So I feel comforta bly sure of going right through. "The mail facilities are very bad here, as the postofflce department has not made any allowance for the rapid, growth of the postal business. The postal authorities here are powerless to cope with the mass of mail matter, and I have doubts as to whether this letter will reach its destination." I am forced to close this letter to catch a boat which is about to leave, and I am leaving unsaid some things which I shall have to include in my next letter." RUSH OE GRAIN TO EUROPE. Heavy Exports of Wheat, Corn and Oats From Boston. Boston, Sept. 7. For the week ending last Saturday the exports of wheat, corn and oats from this port to the European market amounted to 561,365 bushels. For the same period last year the exports from this port were 389,091 bushels, which shows a decided in crease for this year. The receipts at Boston last week of wheat, corn and oats amounted to 6iiD,S64 bushels. The exports for the present week will probably exceed those of any previous week this year, and it is also esirnated that the shipments to Europe of wheat, corn and oats will reach the high total i f 834,000 bushels.