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WASHrNGrTOar, D. C. SATUBpjLY, OCTOBER 26, 1895.
People who Love to Read Will
Devour the Sunday Times.
The people's great double daily
newspaper has successfully in
vaded the field of the magazine.
After devoting six days a week
to the perusal of two daily edi
tions of Tjik Times, the intelli
gent public of Washington is
supplied even- seventh dri- with
literary matter that cannot be
excelled by any of the best peri
odicals. This is not only true with re
gard to Tin; Turns, but it is the
case in other great cities.
It furnishes the often-asked
reason why the , monthlies and
lemi-monthlies have had to come
down to bed-rock prices, and even
then they can't compete with pa
pers which, like The Times, not
only have, the best .literary mat.
ter that the home and foreign
market affords, but also present
concisch-. correctly, and charac
teristically the news of every da
and Sunday, too.
Put three pennies in your in
side pocket to-day, and after buy
ing The Times to-morrow you
wiil need no man's company all
Local Features.
Cleaning the Cable Conduit.
Pert of tho railway ystem the public
neicr ceG3.
Tipping Juries in Civil Cases.
t n old custom tliat prevails In tho Dis
trict Washington's Game Market.
Where tho supply for tables of tho rich
Women at the Race Track.
now fair bettors tafco their fortune or
bid luck.
Good Templar's Anniversary
Thirtieth year soon to bo celebrated by
local lodges.
Haven of the Hoboes.
Washington is a faiorlte place for Weary
General Features.
Elections in the States.
Something about the men bofore tho
Hallowe'en Festivities.
How the day is observed In swell country
Boss Piatt's Home Life.
How ho lives in his throe hotel rooms.
Nursing Sick Bachelors.
Wblt.-capped angels' trials with ill mil
lioualrea. Story of a Road Agent.
Rise and fall of a famous bad man.
For Women Readers.
New Use for Old Clothes.
Economy box that comes in handy.
Fashions From Gay Parec.
Striking winter Btyles designed by
French modistes.
Indoor Bicycle Sports.
Hockey on wheels as played ty women.
Fruit Instead of Flowers.
Easket of the former Is now ths proper
Like Dames of Olden Times.
Boudoir receptions are the latest for
Auction Sail's To-lav.
THOS. HOWLING & CO. Auctioneers.
E street northwe-st. No. 41, brick dwcl
bng. lot 3S, square C40. lly order of
Bainuel A. Drury and Dlller 11. Groff trus
tees. Sale Thursday. Oct. 21th, at 4:30
&. iu.
.U. SLOANS CO., 1407Gstrcct north, west.
C street southwest. No. 1213, dwelling,
part lot 3, square 29G, by order of M. J.
Colbert, J. J. Darlington and W. M. Wil
liams, trustees, Sale Saturday, October
0, at 4:30 p. m-
Hurrlcanc in Bermuda.
Halifax, Oct. 20. A special cable dis
patch from Hamilton, Bermuda, says a hur
ricane there Thursday did considerable
gamage. Houses were unroofed, verandas
blown away and trees uprooted. Telephone
poles and wires are down in every directlon.
Qood Times Corner.
Philadelphia, Oct. 25. A compromise was
made by the striking weavers of. Wink &
"Weed's Empire Mills, Kensington avenue
and Huntingdon street, to-day, the weavers
resuming work -with an increase or 10 per
cent over their former wages.
Alloona, Fa., Oct. 20. The employes in
a number of departments in the Fennsyl
rania Railroad shops here have been work
ing 12 hours per day tills week tu order to
hasten new work and keep up with Uie
repairs. To-morrow (Sunday) botli found
ries, the two erecting shops, and tho ma
chine, vise and cab departments will work
all day. loriietblnc very unusual.
Cleveland May Have to Muzzle the
Michigan Don.
Theex-Postinnster Genera! Has Been
Poslns ns tlic Adinlnlst ration
Oracle and May Cause Trouble.
There is a strong belief prevailing aiming
many In this city that ex-Postmaster Gen
eral Dickinson Manila an excellent chance
of being si severely satdown upon that lie
will metaphorically rcseiiiolean unleavened,
The cx.-Post master Gener.il lias for home
time past arisen early anil remained up
late Tor tfie puriiose or promulgating his
views regarding a vigurnus foreign pulley.
He has on every possible occasion ailvo
.ated what is nov di-signalisl us American
ism, anil the general opinion expressed
here i that his sellwuleul desire to be
perpetually nipping the tail r the Uritlsti
lion and at the same time posing as a rep
resentative of the Administration, is due
to the fact that he is anxious to bring
hlmcir rorw.ini in a political way.
A good dealol the nutter recently print
ed about the so-called vigorous lorelgn
policy "f the Administration iu dealing
with Venezuela and Cuba lias been made
public through the instrumentality of Air.
Dickinson. Whether or not he has spoken
by the rani in stating that Air. Cleveland
would hereafter rollow a policy so deter
mined that every American would be proud
or his course is a matter that cannot be as
certained in Washington at this time. In
a certain way Air. Dickinson may have fore
casted the policy that Mr. Cleveland In
tended to puri-ue In handling foreign af
fairs of vital moment.
It is said, upon what seems to bccxcellcnt
authority, lioweer, that JIr.Hicklns.jii lias
gone in further than Mr. Cleveland desires
him to go, and that In doing so Mr. Dickin
son has not had so much iu mind giving due
credit M Mr. Cleveland for the vigorous
foreisn noliev as lie has in permitting the
public to get his icws regarding what he
would do if In authority in dealing with the
international complications that nro now
giving Mr. Cleveland and members or ms
Cabinet a great deal of trouble.
It i said in some quarters that Air. Dick
Insoiiisaiiaspirant fortheDeiuocraticFri-s-ideutial
nomination in 169G. By others it Is
insinuated that if he should become the tail
end of the kite he would be perfectly sat
isfied. If Air. Cleveland does not Interfere iu the
near future with the statements that Sir.
Dickinson Is giving out regarding the for
eign policy of the Cleveland administration
lie may gain sometredit for himself andalso
may became more jtopularbe fore the people
on ai'rount of the course that Sir. Cleveland
is inclined to follow in carrying out the al
leged vigorous foreign iHiIicy that the be
whlsSered Michigan statesman has mapped
out for him.
Exciting Early Mornlin; Experience of
Frank 11. Queen.
Mr. Trank 1J. Queen, who resides witti
Mr. Newtou llnwniau, manager of the At
lantic and Pacific Tea Company, at No.
02S E street northwest, was awakened by
a strange noise in his room about 3:30
o'clock this mornii'g, and upon investiga
tion fouud a well-dressed colored man,
about twenty-four years of age, uuder
his bed.
The man had evidently been m the room
since the tarty part of the previous even
ing, for a gentleman who rooms next to
Sir- Queen heard some one in the latter's
room about ti.30 o'clock, but, thinking It
was Sir- Queen, gave the matter no further
Mr. Queen returned from the theater
about 10:30 o'clock in the evening, and
Jcfore retiring wrote several letters.
Wlnle he was writing he fancied he heard
a noise In the room, hut paid no attention
to it. On letiring hcjiiaced the letters ou
the mantelpiece and turned out llie gas.
He heard no more noise and 6oon fell
asleep. About three hours later he was
suddenly awakened by a sound of what
he thought was some one walking In his
room. He listened n few minutes, and
was then assured that he was not mis
taken. Jumping out of bed. he carefully went
to the gas Jet to light the gas, but he was
unable to find a match. He opeueil the
blinds, however, and the electric light
shone brightly Iu the room.
Sir. Queen had no weapon, and he was In
bad condition to face a burglar should the
latter show fight. Ticking up a water
pitcher from the wnshstand, he made a
careful search of the room, and upon
looking under the bed, found the man lying
close to the wall.
The intruder showed no fight, fortunately,
andbegg.il Sir. Queen toallow him to nuke
an explanation. Sir. Queen clung tightly
to him, however, and hastily called to
Mr. llowman, who was in a room on the
floor below. Mr. Howmau went to the
window and blew a distress call on a police
whistle, while Mr. Queen kept a close eye
on the negro, who pleaded to be set free,
saying tliat he had strolled into the house
by mistake while he was drunk. He bore
no evidence, however, of ha lug been drink
ing. Policemen Klmmell, Glbon, and Estes
quickly responded to the tall, and the
negro was taken to the Sixth precinct sta
tion, where be gave ills name as John
Adams and his residence as Philadelphia.
This police are confident, however, that
this Is not his name nor is lie from the
Quaker City. It was discovered later
that one of the letters which Mr. Queen
had written had been lorn open by the
thief, thinking that it perhaps contained
cither money or a check. The man evi
dently knew the condition of things at the
Bowman residence, for there was about
$2,000 in Mr. Bowman's room, to say
nothing of many valaables belonging to
.the other occupants of the house.
Precinct Detectlvo Hartigan worked for
further evidence against the man this morn
ing, and he was quite successful in his
efforts, for about noon the negro was iden
tified by Mr. Watson, ot the St. James Ho
tel, as the man who stole $200 from his
room several weeks ago .
He is held at No. G station while De
tective Hartigan is working further on the
case. He was photographed for the rogucs
galllery this morning.
Case Again tlicMiiiingerotthe Bijou
Was Dismissed.
W. n. Easlon, manager of the Bijou
Theater, was arraigned before Judge Mill
er In the police court this morning, charged
on a warrant with grand larceny and false
The warrant was sworn out by Louis
Waldron, proprietor of "81ns of the Night,"
showing at that house this week.
Judge Miller dismissed tho grand larceny
casrat once, and upon testimony that Uie
defendant had simply given a check for $2
more than his balance In bank, and did so
unwittingly, be dismissed the case of false
Cardlnalshlp for Satolll.
Farls, Oct. 26. The Figaro asserts that
Archbishop Satolll, Papal delegate to the
United States, will certainly be created a
cardinal at the next consistory, which, will
be held at the end'of November.
Cantacuzene Has Sailed Away.
New Tork, Oct. 26. Prince Cantacuzene,
for three years Russian ambassador at
Washington, sailed this morning for Havre
on theteamer La Cbampagne-
Whether or Not England Shall
Keep Hands off Venezuela.
The Session Yesterilny of tho Presi
dent's Advisers Drought. Out No
N'eiv Phases or the Sit nut ton Three
Members Arc Bellcted to furor a
Vigorous Fort-Inn Policy.
The Cabinet meeting yesterday was of
unusual length, continuing its session for
nearly three hours', and Its conclusion left
1 lie situation of armed neutrality unchanged
so far as differences in the official ramlly
are concerned.
There was uo controversy, no clash of
opinions, no new line of action determined,
no rescinding of diplomatic steps already
Thcmeeting wasslniplyaiiunlmpassloiicd
recitation of facts, and the settlement of
the various points in disputation was de
ferred until some more cumenient or op
portune season.
'mo result or the offklal conference, on
tho other hand, dues not by any means sig
nify tliat the Cabinet lias become unaul
mouslu their views as tu the prosecution ot
a foreign ixilley or that the existing differ
ences may not lie more serious than here
tofore predicted when the critical period
It has not at any time lieen expected that
Secretary Olney or others ot the Presi
dent's constiluti'jiial advisers would ait
otherwise than in a dignified manner, indi
cating that they have at heart their own
self-respect and the general welfare of
the American people.
The suggestion has neer been advanced
that either or all of them would assume the
attitude of disgruntled schoolboys and
relinquish their couneclloti with the ad
ministration in a temporary fit of anger.
Every member of the Cabinet has been
credited with being a man of integrity,
Judgment, dignity, and possessing self
control lu the prestn.ee of disturbing diffi
culties. They are men of murage, capable
of thinking lor themselves and sufficiently
courageous and reliant to express their
Because of these reasons It Is not sur
prising that conflicting views might arise
and differences of opinion exist even In
the Cabinet. There has never been one
organized In which discord did not sooner
or later appear.
It has been assorted on the highest au
thority that the Cabinet is not unanimous
r.s to the outlining of a foreign policy to
be pursued in certain contingencies, and
the meeting of yesterday has in uo wise
changed this alleged division.
Ulierc are thsoe in of ricial circles who go
to the extent of polling the Cabinet and say
that Secretaries Olney and Herbert and
Altornej -General Harmon strongly main
tain the necessity for a igorous foreign
policy, even if war with Great Britain or
any oilier European jwwer should result,
while the remaining members either occupy
a jKisition of neutrality or are nderse to
Interference in the affairs of other re
publics on this continent.
Facts and figures have been adduced
to make these statements plausible, ami,
in the absence of any suggestion at dental,
they have been accepted asiu the main cor
rect. Those familiar with English diplomacy do
not hesitate to make the unqualified asser
tion that in malntnining the Aionroc doc
trine as applied to the boundary dispute
pending between Great Britain and Vene
zuela, there is no halfway ground to be
taken, or no medium course to be pur
sued. The United States must either abandon
the Monroe doctriue to Its fate and adopt a
course of non-intervention, as In the Mea
nt guan affair, or prepare! n earnest for war.
The prediction is made on every hand
by those in a position to have their opin
ions reipecinl that Great Britain will un
falteringly carry into effect her own plans
without any reference to the wishes of this
country, and there will lie no way in which
to divert her from the execution of a set
tled purpose save by a resort to arms.
As a matter of course, grave notes con
taining expressions of the highest consid
eration will from lime t time-be trans
mitted by those in charge of the British
foreign offi;e, but they will merely be to
the effect that England, while deeply re
gretting her Inability to comply with the
wishes ot the United States, must main
tain her own dignity and compel compli
ance with her own demands.
When this crucial period arrives, as it
inevitably mast in the course of time, the
Cabinet must decide as to whether the
United States will recede from the iwsition
already assumed or fight.
There is.no other alternative. When this
emergency arrives there will doubtless be
a diversity of sentiment among those con
stituting the official family, ami should a
preponderance of opinion favor the final
uoaimuMiient of the .sionroe doitriue there
will doubtless be one or more resignations
from the Cabinet.
According to statements made public
concerning the action oi uie Cabinet meet
ing yesterday the time was spent iu re
viewing the existing status of cur foreign
The points discussed were the Vene
zuelan controversy; the attitude w filch
Great Britain will likely assume when a
reply is made to the vigorous Interpre
tation of the Monroe doctrine- as given
Ambassador Bayard by Secretary Olney,
and the serious outlook for hostilities
between Great Britain and Russia as a
result of troubles in the Orient.
Pending the reply to Secretary Olncy's
communication of last August, which is
dally expected, no new opinions were ex
pressed and no action taken.
Until an expression of sentiment Is re
ceived from the British authorities, the
administration will nut be modiried, and
no indication was given tliat such a course
will be adopted In the future.
The belief Is said to have been unanimous
that England will make no proposition look
ing to an alliance with the United States
for the defense of the Aionroc Doctrine and
an off erforjoltit ownership of thcNicaragua
canal would be promptly declined.
As a result of the seeming crisis in the
East, caused by the granting of large ter
ritorial concessions by China to Russia,
it Is expected that Admiral Carpenter, In
charge of the Asiatic squadron, will be in
structed to concentrate his fleet of eight
available vessels at the most Important and
accessible points.
-This action will be taken for the pro
tection of American citizens and property
It is also expected that the Russo-Eng-HsU
controversy, ir hostilities actually fol
low, will serve as a counterirrltaut in the
Venezuelan dispute, as Great Britain would
be sufficiently occupied without engaging
the United Btates in war.
It is even believed to be likely that the
Oriental troubles niay entirely alter the
plans of Great Britain in regard to Venez
uela. This would redound to the material ad
vantage of the United States, so far as
diplomacy Is concerned.
The Monroe doctrine would be given a
new lease ot life without defensive action
and the United States could pose as the
saviour of "Venezuela, without having been
compelled to fire a gun.
Smart Work of Typ Thieves Who
Dressed as HowUngBwells. ,t
Larsf Amount of Sloiiey and Jewelry
Taken, Including: Consuelo Vahder-
utlt'x liiuiiortd"Sklrt Pin.
Hempstead, L. I., Oct. 0, Detectives
are trying to locale thieves who robbed
the Aleadow Brook Hunt Club's house, near
this place, during the golt.niaitli last Hal
unlay. ' s
It is now asserted lhat-the thieves stole
Jewelry valued at frohr $6,000 to $7,000.
iu addition to the $1,000 wiiiili had been
jKisted as part of the stakes in the golf
matih, and that they took a diamond
skirt pin valued at $2,000 belonging tu
SIlss Consiiclo Vanderbllt.
It is thought that the robbery took jilai-e
during the i-russ-ioiinlry run which fol
lowed the first half of tlu-contest. Shortly
after the bunt started it Is said that two
men, attired in fashionable English riding
outrun, arrived on tne grounds.
Tney apieared much disappointed on
learning that the hunt had left, and, It
Is said, discussed the advisability of oln
tabling hounds and startlug in pursuit.
They decided that the bcsltbiiig they could
do would betoclimige their ciolhlngand go
back to the city. It Is said they presi nted
cards and aslced to be shown lo the gentle
men's dressing rooms at ouce, and the ser
vants complied with the request. The gen
tlemen's rooms were deserted,' and afforded
a clear field for the operations of thieves.
It appears that Air. Rutherford was the
greatest loser. In his room he hail a small
satchel which contained, several raraily
heirlooms, aggregating in value $4,200.
They were of diamonds and rubles.
He also lost his gold watch and chain, two
diamond longer rings, gold cuff buttons
and $1,000 lu cash-bis stake in the golf
Little. Duke Hiih No Clncll on tho Vun
diThllt Millions.
New York, Oct. 20. In arranging the
settlements preparatory to the Vanderbilt
Slarlborough weddlug there.were three fam
ily lawyers eiigaged. Col. Wilifam Jay rep
resented Mrs. Vanderbllt, Clia'uricey SI. De
pew represented SIr.Vanderblltand It. Har
ding Slllward acted for the Duke of Marl
tiorougn. It has been reported that JIlss Vander
bllt's marriage portion would be SlO,
000,000. It was learned jesierday that,
princely as was Sir. A'andctMlfs settle
ment tiHn Ids daughter, it lias a condition
attached lo it, namely, tliat the Income
from the $10,000,000 shall be for the use
of the future duchess ilurlng'her lifetime.
At her death the principal goes to the
issue of her marriage with the Duke of
It is understood that upon his side the
prospective bridegroom deeded to Miss
Vanderbllt large estates in England,
which have been In his faqilly for years.
While the intrinsic value of thtsu es
tates may not be equal tu Mr. Vander
blll's gin lo his inugliler, jvl'Jhey hac
heretofore been considcrcd.tpo valuable
to be jiermltted to pass but of the Marl
borough family.
Sir. Millard, who arranged all these
matters for the duke, is a-rcsldcnt of Bir
mingham. He was the counsellor of ihe
father and grandfather of the present
Preparation- for Handling I lie Crowds
To-morrow Night.
Dr. Talmage will preach his first sermon
In the First Frtsbjtcriaii Church in this
city to-morrow evening. From all indica
tions there will be one of the iargesi
crowds to hear his sermon that has e er
been known in this city.
Owing to the limited seating capacity of
the edifice it will be impossible for a
great many to gain admission, and still
rewer to get seals. It is estimated that at
least G.ooo people will be there to-morrow,
and as the church will only hold on a
pinch 1,500 the other :i,500 will have to
wait for another Sunday. ,
Preparations are being made at the
church for the l-auilling of the immense
throng. In order to Lech the crowd of
visitors from interfering with the p,-w-
olders ropes and gates are being put
up in all ihe aisles, and as rust as the pew
holders come in they will be scaled and
whatever vacant Eeats remain will be
given to the visitors.
A detail of iclice officers will lie on
duty outside the church to prcsene or
der, but as most of the turmoil will be In
side there Is hardly much probability that
they will be needed.
It is expected that a number of friends
of Dr. Talmage from New Tork and Bnnik
Iyn will attend the delivery of his first ser
mon in this city. Should they come scats
will be arranged for them.
A grent many members of other Presby
terian churches have taken pews for the
evenings the eminent Brooklyn divine will
preach. These people do not sever their
connection with the other churches, and
will attend Uiem at all limes and take part
In all the other meetings.
The pulpit will be beautifully decot
with palms and other potted plants.
Capt. Tyler, who has charge of tin- ar
rangements, has announced the following
hours for the opening of the church:
The doors will be open to the public
In the morning nl 10:30, and in the even
ing forty-five minutes before the begin
ning of the sermon, which will be given
at 7:30 sharp.
Prominent Citizens ot St. John's In
Government HanilH
Bt. John's, N. F., Oct- 26. A big seizure
of sraupgled goods was made to-day at
Burin, twenty miles from St. Pierre, by
the revenue cutter Fiona, and In addition
another seizure of liquor has been made at
St. Slary's, in which one of the leading
liquor dealers of this city is involved.
Extensive sinuggllug.ls supposed to have
been carried on by steamers' conveying
pyrites between Plllcy's Jolaml and the
United States. Several captures have been
made among residents of FlUcy's Island,
but no further arrests have yet been made
In this city, nor are any expected.
The government will content" itself with
such vigilance around the coasts as will
make It impossible for smuggling to con
tinue to be practiceJ.
Bow ot Houses Burned and Inmates
Nnrrowly Eiscape.
Baltimore, Oct. 26. A row of Iwo
story frame houses on Carroll street, Wood
berry, went up In smoke this tnornuig, caus
ing a loss of about $25,000.
The flames were discovered in the gen
eral merchandise store of J.' P. Benson &
Son, shortly after 2 o'clock!
In ten minutes half a dozen houses were
burning. t,
The families in theni, awhkened by the
crackling of the flatuss-and the cries of
their neighbors, had barely time to es
cape, as the 8tructure$xburned like tinder
boxes. v
J. P. Benson ownectjflve ot the burned
houses. He estimates, his loss at ?1 0,000;
Insurance 6iuall. 'J! "
Entire PoIlce.Force Out:
Fort Worth. Tex.. Oct. 20 The en
tire police force of Fort Worth Jias been
asked to resign by the police committee
of the'clty council. There, will be a reor
ganization of the entire (department.
Morford Blown to Splinters and
the 0. B. Green Wrecked.
Crews of Both HoalH Were Hurled
Hither and Yonder by tho Terrible
Force of the Explosion, and theilor
ford'rt Boiler Wiim Landed FarA way
Agutnst a Hlfj Grain Elciator.
Chittigo, Oct. 20 The tug Morford ex
ploded her liollers at 3.55 this morning In
the rhcr near Seventeenth street. The tug
O. B. Green was also wrecked.
The Morford was lowing the steamer
Ionia, from Pier A, at the mouth of the
river, to her docks at Twenty-second street.
The boat had just whistled tor the bridge
of the St. Charles Air Line, and the bridge
was turning when the explosion occurred.
The shock came without warning. Capt.
JohnCullinan was In the pilot house. There
was a trembling of the timbers of the tug,
ami then came a sheet ot steam that en
veloped the tug and a report that aroused
the neighborhood.
Capt. Cullman was thrown with the
wreck of the pilot house Into the river to
ward the east shore. The boiler plunged
through the air.
The tug O. B. Green was afslsting Iu the
tow. She was pulling the Hue to the west.
The filing iron and pieces of the wrecked
hull raked the deck of the Green, earning
off her pilot-house and injuring a portion
of her crew.
Continuing on ltsjllght the boiler curved
to the westward and came down with a
crash against Ihe east side of elevator
F, of the Burlington railroad.
The engine-room w as filled with twisted
Iron and bricks. Iu the pilot-house of
the O. B. Green was Captain John Fer
guson. He is among the missing, and it is
bupposed was carried into the river wnn
the wreck.
Lineman Joseph Sioffatt was swept into
the water with the cloud of splintered
planks, glass, and iron.
Engineer William Linnett and Fireman
Joseph Donnelly'ran up the steps as the
Green listed over, and either fell or Jumped
into the river.
Engineer Cnarles Dix, of the Morford,
was sitting lu his chair at the time of the
explosion. He was lifted witli the wood
work of the tKiat. blown through timbers
ot the deck and landed on the deck" of the
Fireman John Erickson was standing be
side Dtx and fell with him ami a bunch of
broken boards barely inside the rail of
the Ionia. Both men were badly injured.
Dlx's lgs were broken. Erlckson's injur
ies eonsts'-d of braises in every part of his
body, and he was unconscious wLen picked
up. These men were taken to the county
In the river all was confusion. The crew
of the Ionia let down the yawl boat and iil
out to rescue .my iersou they might Itnd
Capt. Cullluan was found almost dead
from the shock ami burns and contact with
cold water, clinging to a piece of wrecked
pilot house. He was taken to the wot
shore and carried in a iiatrol wagon to
thecounty hospital.
Lynett, Doneliy.nud Sioffatt wercrpicked
up in tho yawl boat. These men were not
seriously hurt, except Sioffatt, who was
bruised and scratched by the wreckage
that carried him oft the deck of his boat-
The jiolice patroled the water iu boats
and used grappling Irons in the hope of
I recovering some of the bodies.
n mi tne exception or the rioallng debris
there was nothing on the top of the water
to indicate the whereabouts of the tug
Slorford. The members ot the crew, with
the exception ot the lineman, who was on
the dee-k, and the captain in the pilot
house, were below deck.
It is thought the-y had no chance to es
cape, and If the cook was ou board, which
the captain is not sure about,-thc four men
lost their lives.
The Slorford was one of the largest
tugs on the river, and with the O. B. Green
was of the Dunham fleet. The Slorford
was alued at $20,000, and was built
about ten years ago for sen lev in the
Chicago harbor.
Following is a revised list of UicaUllcd,
and injured:
The dead:
JOHN ERICKSON, fireman ot the Slor
ford, blown lo the deck of the steamer
The missing:
John Ferguson, captain of the tug O. B.
Green; blown up with pilot house; supposed
to be dead.
The Injured:
Daniel McCrea, lineman; ankle hurt.
Capt. John Cullluan, rescued from river
In half-drowned condition, will probably
Charles Dix. engineer of tug Morford,
blown to the deck of the Ionia; cannot re
cover. V lllinm Lynette, engineer of tug O. B.
Green, badly hurt.
Joseph Donnelly, fireman of the 0. B.
Green, slightly injured.
Joseph Sfofrat, lineman of O. B. Green,
slightly injured.
Roy McLean, the coot, at first reported
among the missing, was not on board at the
time of the explosion.
Dix, who Is at the county hospital, is
expected to die at any moment.
Artist, Muslclanand Government Offi
cial Badly Mixed Up.
London, Oct. 2G. A society scandal
is pending, which will shortly become
public In the shape of a divorce petition.
The husband In the case Is an artist of
some repute. The corespondent is a mem
ber ot parliament, who holds office In
Lord Salisbury's government. He Is
an able man ot middle age, and his carter
has been a promising one.
The matter is further complicated by
the artist's wire transferring her affec
tions to a well-known musician.
The artist withstands all the efforts
that are being made to hush the matter up,
and insists upon being legally freed of
his wife.
Students Narrowly Escape Scaring;
Two Persons to Death.
Logansport, Ind.. Oct. 2G.-A. M. Gil
ford, coach of the football team, and two
students of Michael's University Thursday
nlght attempted to haze Thco. Vera, son of
Col. Vera, of Custer. Pa.
Disguised and masked they came upon
Vera with pistols presented. They young
man ran Into the college terror-stricken,
ecreamlug murder.
Miss Slary Jennings, ot the college, became
so frightened at his cries that she fell uncon
scious to the flojr.
She has not jet recovered consciousness,
and her recovery is pror.ounred doubtful.
Connected With theSiiiltllsonlan.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 2G. Gov. Mat
thews has received a telegram stating that
his son, who Is connected with the Smith
sonian Institution In Washington, had been
taken quite sick, while visiting the expo
sition at Atlanta, and tliat he had been
trn.isferred to a hosrjital In that city for
Defeats the Spanish Forcs3 in the
Biggest Battle Yet.
Key West, Oct. 20. News reci'ltcd here
stntemhat Gen. Slaeeo has by forced marches
reached the province of Matanzas, and that
last Slouday with 3,000 Cubans he engaged
n cavalry force of 2,800 Spaniards in the
San Juan Valley.
Early in Ihe morning the insurgent out
posts brought news of the approach of the
Spanish cavalry. Gen. Ma ceo at once
placed his army In posltlim to receive the
ensmy. A hollow Miuarc was formed, anil
a force of 1,000 men placed in ambush.
The Spanish force", unaware of the pres
ence ot the enemy, marched into the trap
of death, and were only apprised of their
perilous position when the insurgents
oH'iicd fire upon them.
The Spaniard.-; made a brave fight, but
owing to the thickness of the forest and
the boggy condition ot the valley, the cav
alry were greatly handicapped. After a
struggle of four hours, the Spani-ili troops
were forced to retreat, leaving feOO men
deail on the field.
The insurgents secured all the arms
and ammunition or the dead Spaniards.
This battle is the roost Important fight
since the breaking out of the revolution.
The Cuban colony he-re Is wild with Joy.
Private advices confirm the report of
the landing of ail epilition In Cuba un
der the leadership or Col. Carrlllo. The ex
pedition was landed at Boco del Toro Oc
tober 21 , and consisted of twenty-eight
men, seventeen pieces of artillery and two
Gatling guns.
This is a part or the expedition which was
recently seized at Wilmington.
Politicians Think lit' ilay Nominate
SIcKluIe-y for President.
The book recently Issued by Jon n .Sherman,
reciting the inimical treache-ry of hich he
has been the victim, and by means of which
he was prevented from obtaining the Presi
dential nomination ot Ids party, has had
ntmut the same effect as a divided cartridge
Willi which expert marksmen hit tacks and
perform wonderful things. Ilisasort or scat
tering volley whith has struck eerjltilng
In sight.
Slany politicians here who are interested
in the future political fortunes of William
McKiuley have !:een considerably exercised
since the explosion of -iiator Sherman's
bomb, rearing that some of the fragments
might destroy ropes and njres already laid
by the Governor.
This feeling or apprehension Is not shared
by those who arc comcrsaiit with Ohio
Some of these gentlemen seem disposed to
go a step farther, and effect to derive much
comfort from the indications set forth by
the puHIcittion of Senator Sherman's book
that his I'lesidenlLil aspirations are for
ever endMl, and there se-cms to be a re
markable unanimity of opinion on that
But instad ot believing that MeKinley
has leeu lnjure-d, they declare that he has
been iKteltltely benefited.
TUe information U furnished by thcse.cn
thujiastlc gi-utlcmi-ii that since Senator
Sherman has renounced his ambition, be
will lie a delegate to the next Republican
national convention. Not only this, but
he will head the State delegauon-
To go a step beyond he will at the proper
time, in an appropriately dramatic manner,
and with a eieecti which will be the effort
or hU lite, place lu nomination the name
of William MeKinley.
The execution ot this programme would
lie a siiectacular incident equal lo any of
those which have enlivened national con
viHlons In recent years. The naming ot
Blaine at Cincinnati twenty ears ago by
Col. Ingeraoll would be as nothing com
pared to the presentation of MeKinley by
It is iwinted out that this plan is reason
able, logical and a national sequel to the
conditions which will prevail prior to the
assembling of the coiue-uliou.
DlNistrous Wreck on the "X" Truck
at Bowie, Md.
By a wreck on the Baltimore . Potomac
Railroad jestenlay at Bowie, Md., two
men were killed and three others were in
jured. The killed are: F. A. Ellis, cattle
drover, ot Fort Spring, W. Va.; Isaac N.
Hearn, an employe of tne railroad company,
whose home is at 1135 North Carrolltou
avenue, Baltimore.
The injured are: F. B. Johnson, drover,
ot Fort Spring, W. Va.; W. W. McClelland,
drover, ot Hughert, W. Va., and J. M.
Skaggs, drover, also ot Hughert, W. Va.
The wreck occurred a short time after 11
a. m., on the Y at Bowie, which is used for
turning the trains on the Pojw's Creek
branch of the road.
All of the killed and injured were In the
caboose, and the two men who were killed
were in the rear, where the greatest effect
of the collision was felt.
The body of Mr. Ellis was taken In charge
by Undertaker Lee, from this city, who
prepared it for burial and will send It to
Fort Spring.
Boy Falls on His ,SIate Pencil and
Soon Dies.
Tiiisi,T i.i Oft. 2fi. John Jlrinns. a
9-year-old ly, residing in Mount Wash
ington, a suburb of Pittsburg, was al
most instantly killed yesterday afternoon
by falling ou a slate pencil in his pocket
which pierced nis ucart.
In some manner he slipped and fell to
the sidewalk. The little fellow could not
get up and uttered an agonizing cry.
The driver of a laundry wagon went to
his assistance. The boy was trying to
..itl -.-iir II frnm lita ImuIt.
JJUll jI"Ilt- fltVlJI - -sj.s.j .
i The laundrymaii, seeing the boy was
liauly nun, carrieti iuiii iu n. uoccur a
office. Before the doctor could examine
him the boy died.
Suit ror Six Thousand Dollars Brought
at New York.
New York. Oct. 2C F. K. Clark, ot No.
118 West Ninety-seventh street, as counsel
Tor Susie Dempsey, has brought suit in the
court or common pleas pgainst Mr. and
Mrs. John W. Slackay lo recover $0,000.
The plaintiff cltlnis the amount sued Tor
as compensation for services rendered Mrs.
Slackay iu procuring certain affidavits for
her. No papers In the case have been filed
In court.
She nnnks ns the Fifth Tower in
the World.
A report received nt the Department ot
State from Consul General Mclvgr, at
Kanagawa, Japan, gives the population of
lhat country in 180-1 at 42,000,000.
Adding Formosa, which became a part
of the country by tlie late treaty with
China, the popolatlon is estimated at -13,-000,0.00.
No Arrests at Present.
NcwYork, Oct. 20. The races at Morris
Pork to-day are not to lie Interfered with
by the police until the warrants issued by
a police magistrate for the arrest of the
racing officials, an' served upon them.
Tills wur decided on this morning on the ad
vice of Corporation Counsel Scott.
., i i m
Great Britain Objects to Humar
Sacrifices in Ashantee.
Claims That Mooted Doctrine to H
Absurd Because England Was an E
tabllnlicd Power on American Soil
Long Before tho United States Came
Into Exist c-nco or Were Dreamed of.
Londo-i, Oct. 20. In the absence of homt
events which might furnish material rot
newspaper discussion, the painrrs support
ing the government are indulging In a pro
longed and bellicose chorus of comments on
all foreign happenings In which Great Bri
tain is interested.
In the meantime, the government Is on
the eve of opening another little war. The
ultimatum recently sent to the king of
Ashantee, which be wax given until the end
of October to answer, has met with a
prompt rcsitonse la the negatitc, unless
there are further negotiations.
Great Britain not being disposed to further
argue her demands, au expedition will start
Inland from'lhe Gold coast iu Kui ember for
Coomassie-, the capital of Ashantee. The
ultimatum forwanled by the government
demands that a British agent ami an armed
escort reside In the capital, the demand
being based on the charge that the king per
mits human sacrifices, contrary to bis
treaty obligations.
The King objects to ha vinga British agent
in his dominions, believing that this would
be the.first step towanl annexation. None
of the English iiapers has a word to say
against the expedition, but the Aborigines'
Protective Society Is beginning to raise its
voice iu behair or the natives in Ashantee.
Similarly the papers are almost unani
mous In their expressions with regard
lo the dispute with Venezuela, not only as
regards reparation ror the arrest or British
orricers, but also as regards the rejection
or the suggestion that thedirriculty regard
ing the boundary be arb.tmtcd.
The iapers declare that the different
frontiers are due to Venezuelan aggression,
and lliattheScliomburgliHeisnowiheiuln
imum frontier.
So far as the Monroe doctrine is con
cerned. Sir George l'adei.-I'owell and
other Conservative members of the House
of Commons have taught the press or their
party an ingenious argument.
The papers on Wednesday last publish
ed a letter from Sir George Baden-Powell
in which be said that Great Britain was
on established American power in the
West Indies and all the great Canadian
dominions long before the United States
came into existence, and in British Hon
duras and British Guiana siuce early in
this century.
British interests were domiciled in Amer
ica before the Uuite-d States were ever
dreamed or.
It is as an American power that Great
Britain has the duty and privilege of
working with the other American power!
to enrorce re-pect for International ob
ligations and to promote the prosperity
or those portions or the American conti
nent Tor which she is responsible.
The greater portion or Ihe press, both
conservative and liberal, is beginning to
develop this idea with parn't-llke com
placency. The only notable hostile voice
Is that or the Tablet, the recognized and
influential organ of the Catholics.
After asking why Gre-at Britain persists
hi her refusal to arbitrate tin' questions in
di-pute, the Tablet to-day proceeds to say
that as there cannot lie an mdeiendent fu
ture for a British settlement in South Amer
ica, there should be no objection to allow
ing Venezuela to purchase the British
This suggestion will fall heedless on Brit
ish ears, for, as the Speaker to-day says,
the British are destined to witness a re
vival of jingoism, and for the moment tfcr
anti-Jingo irty is virtually defunct.
HIUI V Tit'.-tl.
It is understood that the JCoO.000 with
which Timothy Healy will start a new
daily paper lu Dublin in opposition to the
Freeman's Journal, the organ or the anti
Parnelhtes, is imrt ot the total of 200,000"
which he and Messrs. Chance and O'Drls
coll, ex members of Parliament, have made
in the stock market in the past few months
by speculation in the Soutli African mining
Mr. Healy Is encouraged tobelieve that his
new venture will pay, as the HuUIn Inde
pendent, the I'aruelllte organ, which started
with a capital of 37,000. is already a
profitable enterprise, but the Independent
lias the good-will and respect of the peo
ple of Dublin liehind it, which is more than
can be said of the venture that Mr. Healy
Is about to embark upou.
Mr. Barney Barnalo, the head and front of
the speculation In South African mining
securities, has expressed bis opinion on tho
slump In "Kafrirs-"
He blames the brokers for allowing weak
speculators to get beyond their depth, thus
causing a crisis in which he had to use
3,000.000 sterling In order to dnert a
It Is certainly a fact that two brokers
In his behalf went into the market and of
fered all assistance to every purchaser of
shares In the Barnato Bank.
In addition to tills, Mr. Barnato himself
purchased a large amount of "Kafrir" se
curities. HE IS IN CANADA.
AHeired Murderer of n Kentucky Edi
tor Found After Three Years.
Somerset, Ky., Oct. 2C Ex-Chief of Po
lice John Anderson, who fled from here
several years ago under suspic ion of mur-de-r,
has at last been located in Canada.
It is three years since Editor Rucker
was killed lq this city. He was found
dead in the street and the only clew to
his slayer was the hat of Andersou lying
by the body.
Rnekcr and Anderson were rival jxilitical
leaders. Nothing lias been seen or heard
of Anderson until telegrams received to
day announced his arrival In Canada. Of"
fleers have left with requisition papers.
Futal Work of Burglars Who Entered
Jiuiie-s -Mllllia m's Store.
Honesdalc, Pa., Oct. 26. ThreH; bur
glars were discovered lu James Millham'a
store. In Hawley, at midnight last nlgtit
Several neighbors, who heard the noise,
surrounded the store, hoping to aid In ar
resting the burglars.
All at ouce the front door flew open
and Ihe words, "Let her go!" rang out
from the burglars, and a fusilade ot shots
came from their revolvers as three of
them sprang out and made good thet
George Slutt, a young man. received a
shot in the abdomen, causing Instant death.
Wife of tho Ambassador nt Purli
Dle-d Suddenly tn Ireland.
A cablegram was received here this morn
ing announcing the sudden death of heart
failure and pneumonia of the wife ot Am
bassador James B. Eustls, at the residence
of her son, George Eustls. at Ratoath, neai
Dublin, Ireland, this morning.
Mrs- Eustls had gone to Ireland to be In
attendance at her. daughter in law's no-couchment.
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