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CUT TO PIECES
' BY CABLE CARS.
One Is Killed Instantly and
Another Dies a Few
SEVEN BADLY HUET
AND GAERIED HOME.
Many More Are Slightly Injured, bat
Are Able to Hobble Away
THREATS OP LYNCHING
MADE AGAINST GRIP1IEN.
Sorrowful Scene in the Morgue Peadnonse
Around the Body of Young
Ward Euffner Had Both Legs Crushed
and Died at tho Homeopathic Hospi
tal at 11 O'clock Last Night Terrible
Accident to the Eleventh Ward Re
publican Club and the American
National Band Two Cable Cars
Unable to Stop on the Heavy Grade
on Wylie Avenue A Maddened
Crowd Threaten the Lives of the
Crews The Disaster as Seen by Eye
witnesses The Roster of the Dead
Clark street. Had his heel crushed
JOSEPB MANGOLD, Jtt, aged S8 years, of
E0 Long alley, Allegheny, a cornet player In
the band; had his hip crushed and side
JOHN MoILVEEN, aged 17 years, of Watt
street. He was hurt in the side; not seriously.
JOSEPH UclLVEEN, aged 19 years, of
Watt street. He wag struck by a car and
EOBEET K. GINNIFF, aged 17 years, of 128
Erin street. He was struck in the back and
ALBERT KIRK, aged 26 years, of 29 Eeed
street. He was plajlng the bass drum In
the band. Was hit on the leg and badly in
jured. Attacked the Crews of the Cars.
During the work of rescue Conductor "P.O.
Shonert, of 64, and Gnpmau Rich
ardson, ot car 51, were haying a
hard time with the crowd. Richardson
stayed in his car. The mob gathered
around it and stones and torches were
thrown through the windows. He
tried to explain to the people that i
he had done all in his power to stay
the car, and finally the attack
stopped. His conductor was tackled in the
rear. Three bnrly colored men boarded and
swore they would have his Jite, but some of
the passengers interfered. Conductor
Shonert was assaulted several times,but was
Finally the two cars were moved down
the MIL The avenue still remained
crowded. At the scene of the accident it
was strewn with torches, still burning, and
here and there one of the marcher's caps
was laying. Running hither and thither
were "the paraders, trying to learn
who was dead and injured.
All ot them were wild with excite-
car. Gripman Meyers held his car for quite
HOW HENRY ABEL DIED.
Almost Rescued From Under the First
Car When the Second Ban Into It
The Collision Killed Him Pathetic
Scene at the Morgue A Father's Grief.
August Abel, the brother of Heny Abel,
the boy who was killed, played the alto
horn in the band which led the Eleventh
Ward Club in its inarch of death. Upon
leaving home last night Henry, who was
but 14 years of age, asked his brother
if he wanted him to go with
him to hold the torch for
him to see his music. August said it would
be very convenient and he would like to
have him come. So it was that his brother
was by Henry's side when the latter fell
under the deadly wheels. The car brushed
past August knocking his hat off and his
instrument out of his hands, but did not
give him any injury.
xwo Drotners ot ttie dead boy went to the
morgue with the body, and the grief they
manifested was heartrending. The elder
brother was tearfully regretting that he
had permitted his little brother to go out
with him. They could not be comforted.
In conversation with a Dispatch reporter
"I didn't hear the car coming at alL The
first thing I knew was that the car struok
me, knocking off my hat and almost felling
me to the ground. Hooked quickly around
for my brother. I saw him under the car.
A crowd of us got to work and succeeded in
pushing ibe car off my brother
and another man who was under
it, when, without any warning, a second
car plunged into the first, causing it to, run
Blaine's Speech Gives Courage
to Party leaders, a
BETS ON THE PEESIDENT
More Frequent Than Ever Amonthe
Employes of Departments.
GOOD EEPORTS FROM ALL STATES
Where Claims by the Opposition Hate Been
Eo Loudly Made.
THE BLAINE8 BETTJEN TO THE CAPITAL
1S C- O
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Two men killed and seven injured was
the result ot a terrible street car accident
last night. This occurred on Wylie avenue
when the Eleventh Ward Republican Club
and the Michael Downey Club, of the Thir
teenth ward, were inarching down the ave
nue to join in the Republican demonstra
tion. The disaster occurred between Ful
ton end Town send streets. This is the
steepest place on the hilL The marchers
were coming' gaily down the avenue, led by
the American National Band. The
streets were lined with people cheer
ing and applauding the boys.
.ey were marching in the middle oi the
Street and the music was loud and lively.
No one gave a thought to the street cars,
and when No. Gl came creeping down the
hillside, the noise of the marchers and the
band drowned, the ringing ojthe alarm
Plowing Through the JIarcbers' Banks.
Vo. 04 is said to have stopped at Fulton
street. It was then close in the rear of the
marchers and they commenced getting off
the tracks. The car was again started on
its downward journey, making a swath
through the young Republicans. Loudly the
band jilayed and thos- within sound of it
did not hear the car. It is said that Grip
man Gledhill tried hard to stop his car, but
the brakes would not work. On it came,
and the nest instant the car
was ploughing into the marchers'
ranks. In less than a second two people
were under the wheels, while seven more
were thrown aside badly injured. The car
ran ten feet further and then Gledhill got
it under control.
For a moment there was an awful calm.
Then, like a thunder clap, there came a
series of shrieks and moans from the horror
stricken mass of humanity, which could be
heard half a mile away. There were a
thousand. people there and everyone of
them lifted up his voice in horror. The
face of Gledhill was as white as marble.
Threatened to Lynch the Gripman.
The maddened, howling mob commenced
to surround his car with crys of "Lynch
him!" "Shoot him!" The gripman made
a dash and was off his car into the mass.
Men were knocking others over In their
eagerness to get at him, but he escaped.
While this was going on 100 strong men
were try.ng to run the car back to get the
imprisoned injured from under the wheels.
Back of the car the marchers were standing
with their lighted torches. The mass
shut from 'view car G4. Car No.
51 was coming down the hilL It was sig
naled to stop at Crawford and Gripman
Steven Richardson tried his hardest to put
the brakes on. Crawford was past, Fulton
too, but still car 51 went on. Sand was
poured like water on" the tracks, but the
brake would not catch. On it came, the
crowd with screams and oaths pressing
back, giving it room to pass. The
nest instant there came a crash, and
car 51 had collided with No. 64.
This was the blow which did
the fatal work. The collision shot the
front car several feet ahead, crushing out
the remaining life of one victim and cutting
botn legs off the other.
A Terrible Scene After the Accident.
The scene was then indescribable. For
two squares each way the street was filled
with a struggling, shrieking, moan
ing, crying sea of humanity.
There was an oath from one,
a prayer from another, Awhile a
thousand frenzied shrieks rent the night
air. Those who were less frantic went to
work to get Ward Raffner from under the
wheels, where he was tightly wedged.
Young Abel was dead, but Ruffher was still
alive. Alter considerable work he was re
leased. The Homeopathic ambulance and
patrol wagon were summoned, and the dead
and injured taken away.
List of Killed and Injured.
The list of the dead and injured is as
HENRY ABEL, Instantly killed aged 15.
He lived on Jacobus alley.
WRD EUFNEE, aged 18 years, lives at
o. 631 Wylie avenue, had both legs crushed
and hurt internally. He was taken to the
Homeopathic Hospital, where he died at 11
I1ENEY SN1TZEE, aged 35 years, or 106
Second avenue. He Is a clarinet player in
tlic band. Was thrown under the car and
badly Injured in legs and shoulder.
frank W. ZILL1LEB, gea 22 years, of 92
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THE SCENE OF THE DISASTER.
ment and were loudly denouncing the
street car employes. At last the remaining
victims were taken away and the crowd be
gan to disperse. The street was still
crowded, however, when the headlight of
car C4 came into view dawn the
hill. "There it comes!" "There it
comes!" were the cries of the mob. As it
csme up through "the crowds groans and
hisses arose on every side and an occasional
stone was thrown. It finally got through
the mob, bnt the whole way ont to the car
barn insulting epithets were hurled at the
crew. Car 51 was treated in the same way,
but no one was injured.
The Hill district was thrown into a state
of excitement by this accident, which it will
take some time to recover from. Late last
night the thoroughfare was still crowded
and the one topic jras the awful disaster.
The geneiai " opinionttas that the grlpmen
were to blame.
WAED RUFFNER'S DEATH.
With Henry Abel He Wag Safe Until the
Second Car Thundered Down His
Widowed Mother Watches Death Claim
Her Darling Boy.
Patrol wagon No. 2 was answering a call
near the scene of the accident. As soon as
the officers hoard the screams of the specta
tors they gave their prisoner to the care of
another officer and hurried to the scene. The
first man they cared for was Ward Ruffher.
They placed him in the wagon and conveyed
him to the Homeopathic Hospital. Ruffaer
is about 18 years of age, and was the ion of
Mrs. James Dale by her first husband.
The case is a particularly sad one. About
six months ago Mrs. Dale visited her mother
in a small Ohio town. Shortly after her
arrival she received a letter from home
stating that her husband was ill. She had
hardly time to get ready to return home
until a telegram announced the death
of her husband. With sorrow-stricken
heart she returned to the city and
learned that ber husband had been taken ill
suddenly and died at the Homeopathic
Hospital. To-night she was again suddenly
called to a deathbed at the same hospital.
Ruffher was employed in W. G. John
ston's printing establishment and lived with
his mother at 534 Wylie avenue.
The hospital surgeons found the car had
passed over both of Ruffner's legs above the
Knees, crusning tne Dones. He died at 11
o'clock from the shock and hemorrhage
caused by internal injuries.
Ruffher was perfectly conscious when
first taken to the hospital, and with re
markable coolness related the particulars of
the accident. He said the parties work
ing had him partially out from under the
car and the car pushed back upon the track,
when the second car thundered down and
forced the wheels over his legs. Mrs. Ruff
ner, as soon as she heard of the accident,
hurried down toherbov at the hospital and
with a grief pitiful to behold, sat by the
bedside until death relieved her darling
from his awful suffering.
THE 6RIPMEN ARRESTED.
They Are Locked Up, but Finally Released
When Gripman Gledhill escaped through
the crowd Officer William Elmore gave
chase. Gledhill went direct to his home on
Ridge street, where he was arrested. The
prisoner was brought to the Eleventh ward
Gledhill said that the accident could not
have been avoided. He said he applied his
brakes, and when be found the car sliding
he pulled the gong and shoved his head out
the cab window and yelled for the marchers
to get out of the road. He was very much
agitated and could hardly speak. Gledhill
has only been on the road one week.
Later Steven Richardson, gripman on
car 51, was arrested and locked up. Both
prisoners were afterward released on a bond
or $i,uuu eacn, given by the Central Trae-
the release of the men.
The inquest in the case will be held Tues
day morning at 11 o'clock.
again over my poor brother. When we
pushed the first car off him, before the sec
ond car came, my brother seemed all right.
It was the second car that caused his death,
for I think he would have recovered had we
been able to rescue him before the collis
ion." At this point there was a violent knock
ing on the glass of the morgue door. The
face of an excited man was peering anx
iously through the glass, crying "Let me
in, let me in!" It was Henry Abel, father
of the dead boy. When he entered he cried
out; "I want to see my boy!" Upon
looking at the body he broke down com
pletely, and all the efforts of bis two sons
to comfort him were unavailing. He talked
away In German to his sons bewailing his
misfortune, and became so excited that It
took the combined efforts 6C five men" to
quiet him dowrrtt
The body of Abel will be removed to his
father's home on Duff street this morning.
THE PEOPLE WERE WILD.
The Gripman. Could Not Apparently Con
trol the Car Ban Past the Crossing
Threats Made Against Him Many Nar
rowly Escaped Injury.
W. H. Burke, who' was on car No. 64
when the accident occurred, was seen after
ward, and saidi "I think the gripman
must have been a new hand, as he could not
control his car. What makes me believe
this is that I, with a number of others, were
waiting on the hill above at Arthur street to
get on the car. The street here is almost level
and there should have been no trouble in
stopping at the right place. Instead of
that he ran nearly half a square before the
car was stopped. When he was coming
down the hill the same trouble was ap
parently experienced at Fulton street, and
at no time did he seem to have control of
his charge. The car was packed at the
time, and, as the grade is very steep here, it
made it all the more dangerous.
-a was sianuinjr. on tne rear of the car,
and on hearing the excitement incident to
the marching along of the club, I leaned
over the side of the car and saw some of the
members of the club separate, but no atten
tion was apparently paid to it by those in
front. The people were shouting, while the
band was playing. These together made a
terrible noise, and those in front must not
have heard the oncoming car.
"As soon as the accident happened the
street was crowded with people. No oppor-
luuity iu given lu get oui inose unaer tne
wheels, as the people were jammed up to
the very sides of the car. While working
as best they eould another car came down
and ran into the rear end of 64, This made
the people wild, and many threats were
heard against the gripmen of both cars. I
oeiieve it wouia nave- taken little to have
caused trouble there and then.
"The only wonder to me is that there
were not many more hurt. When the car
first ran into the club the members were
knocked about on all sides. I can't under
stand how so few were injured. That car
simply plowed through those people. It
was the worst sighttI ever saw, and I never
want to see another of the kind, much less
pass through it again."
WHAT IHE CBEW BAY.
They Claim That It Was Impossible to
Stop the Car. ,
"We were coming slowly down the hill,"
aid Conductor F. O. Shonert, of car 64,
"and some distance ahead I oould see the
marchers. My gripman, Gledhill, is a new
man,'nd this is the first time I ever worked
with him. I noticed that a soon
as he saw the parade be commenced
slowing up. As we approached the crowd
uieanm seemed to oe putting forth all his
strength in stopping the car. The brakes
refused to work for some reason
and the rest is known. I have
three reliable witnesses -who will
swear that Gledhill sounded his alarm
numerous times. I had 48 passengers on
my car. There was an ordinary load. When
tney saw me impending danger there was
A QEIPMAN HELD UP.
tion Company. The Coroner sanctioned almost a panic. Manyot them jumped off.
men. UD uul' " uy oi mem were iniurea.
Stephen Richardson, gripman on 51, had
this to say: "When I came to Crawford
street. I saw there was something the mat
ter. This is a square and ft half away. I
at once commenced to pnt on the brakes
and apply the sand. I could not see what
was the matter: the wall of torch,
bearers shut from my view the
first car. I tried my hardest to stop my
car, bnt couldn't. The place where the ac
cident occurred was the steepest
point on the hill. and why
the brakes would ot work I cannot
understand. I do not think ttat the first
car was shoved more than three feet."
There were over' 50 people on this car.
Mafly of them were standing and when the
collision came they were thrown to the
The Mob Threatened to Burn Him if He
Moved His Car.
Car 56 was following 51 down the hill and
its gripman came near getting into trouble.
Boy Caldwell was a passenger on this ear.
He says when Arthur street, three squares
above the acene of the accident, was reached,
a" number of men surrounded the
car. They made the gripman
stop it Several of them thrust their torches
through the window and said thev wonid
burn hi Ik oil if hedMedtQnoYethojLilwE,
ttbok x staff correspondent.
Washington; Oct. 15. Altogether the
week in politics closes with an admitted
gain, in that indefinable thing called "'feel
ing," for the Republicans. That is, among
both Republicans and Democrats it is the
impression that Republican spirits have
stiffened up a bit since the close of last
This is more conspiouous to-day than at
any previous time, and much of it is gener
ally thought to be dne to the admirable
political speech made by Blaine at White
Plains, yesterday. Republican officials are
in great glee over the terse and spicy man
ner in which the ex-Secretary put his side of
the case, and especially the cunning way in
which he appealed to the Irish not to vote
as their enemy the English would have
tbem vote, but to Tote for the protective
tariff which the English hate almost as they
hate the Irish.
It is the general opinion, among not only
Republicans, but among Democrats as well,
that this is really the cutest speech that has
been made during the campaign. The
Democrats assert, however, that just such a
pretty plav on the part of Blaine was ex
pected, and that it was counteracted before
it was spoken by the foresight of Chairman
Harrity, who has promoted in every possi
ble way the organization of the Irish Demo
cratic Union, which includes in its mem
bership many Irishmen who would have
voted for Blaine, but who will have none of
The Betting a. Good Deal Livelier.
One curious effect of the Blaine speech
is seen in the betting. There are hundreds
of clerks and officials in the departments
who are "sports" in accordance with the
Bize of their purses, and it is" reported that
they have stiffened up the betting on the
Republican side remarkably during the
day. For some days it has been
almost impossible to induce anyone
to make an even bet that Har-,
rison would get the electoral majority in
New York. Republicans had weakened their
case in a very foolish manner by demand
ing odds on the result in the State which is1
admitted to be the "pivotal" one, while ex
pressing themselves willing to bet even on
the general results. This evening it is the
report from all the betting headquarters
that the Republicans are eager to'pJacpr
even money oaewxpis, ana mat .Demo
cratic sports, as a'friaiter of "business," are
betting that way, though most of them are
reported to prefer to let the other fellow
have his choice, they taking the remaining
candidate, thus showing that they consider
the chances exactly even.
Amid all the gloom that hangs over the
White House, a little political work is
being done by the attaches. Private Secre
tary Halford receives every dav a batch of
letters on the political situation, which are
of the more importance as they are wholly
for private information, and are presum
ably sincere. Many letters were received
to-dav from almost every part of the North
and West, and were almost without excep
Good Reports From Many States.
Reports from Kansas represent the Re
publicans in a very good condition. The
State is claimed as safe for Harrison, and
it is asserted that they are sure of all but
two ot the Representatives in Congress,
with the chances favoring their having a
solid delegation. The two doubtful dis
tricts are Perkins' old district and Jerry
Senator Dolph writes from Oregon that
the situation in that State is very satisfac
tory to tne itepuDiicans. ijovernor Pen
noyer's going oyer to the People's party
miosis any nopes me jjemocrais nave had in
the State. There is no prospect of any
fusion between the People s party and the
Democrats, and with three tickets in the
field the Republicans are sure of a good
Letters from Wisconsin and Illinois
speak with perfect confidence of the situa
tion. In Illinois, it is asserted, the Demo
crats lay no claims to any chance except in
the contest over the Governorship. There
is a hard fight over that office, but the
Presidental ticket is not regarded as seri
ouly involved. In Wisconsin both na
tional and State tickets are reported as all
In Washington there is considerable
local trouble, which puts up a sharp fight
over the local ticket, but the State is re
garded as sure for Harrison.
A Very Pretty Fight in New Hampshire.
Letters from New Hampshire show that
there is a very pretty fight in progress
there. The Democrats are doing their best
to carry the State. It has been thought by
a great many that the candidacy of ex
Senator Blair for Congress was going to
prove a source of weakness to the Repub
licans. The reports received, how
ever, Indicate quite the contrary. Blair
is said to be making a very earnest and im
pressive contest,' and 'the effectiveness of
his canvass is beginning to show in the
growing interest in the fight and the
activity of the Republicans. The reports
are encouraging, indicating that while there
must be a hard fight, the State will remain
in the Republican column, giving its vote
Though it has been known for some days
mat ex-oeceetary Aiisine ana nis lamlly
would return to spend the
social season at the capital, much surprise
is yet expressed that he should decide to
occupy the old red brick mansion which
has been tne scene of much of the
Borrow that has assailed him in recent years.
It is doubtless the fact that few persons
in the city would believe that even so
practical and "hard-beaded" a man as Mr.
Blaine would return to a house which, ac
cording to the conviction of a myriad of
people, is "Dewitcaea or cursed. A witty
been thrown open, and that it was bei ng
cleaned and aired and furnished to reoelve
the owner, who would positively return
next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Of course, the superstitious ones are
again shaking their heads and predicting
that renewed misfortune will fall upon the
family which dares to mock the warnings ot
the evil spirits, which, they seem to think.
are determined to monopolize the place,
but this deters no sensible person
from rejoicing tnat the brilliant ex-Secretary
and his family are abont to re-establish
themselves here, and under circum
stances that will leave them free to devote
all of their time to social duties, the head
of the family being happily removed from
the burdens of office, which have almost in
variably rested heavily on him when he has
made his home in Washington.
All of the family are expected to winter
here. Dr. Damrosch, Mr. Blaine's son-in-law,
will make frequent visits, as he will
conduct a series ot great concerts during
the season, and Mrs. Emmons Blame will
probably pass some time with the family of
her late husband.
EVERYBODY IS TALKING
Of the Blaine Speech and Its Probable
Effect on the Campaign-Republicans
All Enthusiastic Over It, While Demo
crats Pretend It Comes Too Late to Be
NewYobk, Oct 15. Special. At both
Republican and Democratio National head
quarters to-day the chief subjeot of comment
has been the Blaine speech last night at
White Plains. The Maine statesman's re
marks upon the Irish-American rote seems
to have attracted the most attention. The
general impression at Democratio head
quarters was that the speech had been made
too late in the day to be of much effeot, and
while the feeling bad been a trifle on the
alarmist order in fear of some outspoken
views by the White Plumed Knight, the
danger of his remarks is now considered
past, and the effect upon voters at large will
not be of much importance.
At Republican headquarters there was a
jubilant feeling over Blaine's speech, and
the members of the National Committee
were generally satisfied and confident of the
outcome. The following remarks by Na
tional Committeeman Kerens, of Missouri,
may be accepted as a general reflection of
the sentiment existing among members of
the committee. He says:
An Inspiring Bit of Statesmanship.
"I returned to-dav from Onhir Farm.
where I spent several hours last night with
Mr. Blaine. I think his speech inspiring,
assuring, and, like all his utterances, of the
highest type of masterly statesmanship.
His words to the Irish-Americans, who es
pecially admire him, will tend to further
stimulate them to immediate action in favor
of Republican interests and protection to
American labor all over the United States.
What Great Britain oondemns and assaults
can be read as a warning to people ot Irish
ancestry. They will not blindly givetheir
support for the benefit of their ancient
enemy and oppressors, which simply means
free trade for the benefit of English manu
facturers." Regarding the plans of the National
Committee in the State of Pennsylvania,
Mr. Kerens said: "We have little to do
with the conduct of the campaign in the
Keystone State; the committee has such
confidence in the ability, judgment and
sagacity of the State Central Committee
that the fight is left almost entirely in its
hands, and we consider it wise enough to
bring matters to a successful termination,
and we are fully satisfied that Pennsyl
vania will give the Republican ticket an
increased majority over 1888."
The Outlook In Several States.
ProC R. L Grooner, well-known in con
nection with the Grant monument fund,
and one of the orators of the Republican
party this year, reports the sitaation in
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,
where he has been speaking, as flattering
for Republican success. Congressman Ding
ley, of Maine, who recently returned from
a campaign in Southern, Central and West
ern new xork, also gives encouraging re
ports of the situation in the Empire State,
and particularly regarding the enthusiasm
among the farmers, who, he alleges, are
waking up and taking more interest in
political matters than for some years past,
which action he attributes to their general
prosperity under Republican rule, and a
determination to support the ticket this
All over this city and Brooklyn the
political apathy incident to the Columbian
celebration has passed away, and both par
ties are now energetically holding meetings,
which are but the forerunners of the work
to be done during the next three weeks. At
Democratic headquarters National Commit
teeman Quinoy, ot Massachusetts, expressed
the utmost hope of carrying his State for
Russell, and claimed in New Hampshire
anu xiuouo isiana at least an even ohance
for carrying the States for Cleveland elec
tors, and said that in debatable New Eng
land States heretofore Republican there
would be no relaxation of Democratio ef
forts. Mr. Blaine spent the day quietly at Ophir
Farm, where a great many people" from the
neighborhood called to see him.,
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A SHMantiaJ Way of Show
ing Just How the Pro
lessor Is Upheld,
UNIOtf SEMINAEY BOLTS,
And Will Hereafter Se Run Inde
pendent of the Church.
NO MOKE OP GENERAL ASSEMBLY
For the Directors of an Institution That
Eas Seen Under It
ETEE SINCE THE ALLIANCE IS 1874
Tins is coLvmsus meeki
FAMINE IN ENGLAND.
The Army of Unemployed Feels the
Horrors of Starvation.
Gustavo Breston, Vice Consul of Ecuador
Mr. Preston charges that Consul General
Ruiz forged his name to two notes for $1,000
each, and Mr. Ruiz practically admits it.
AWFUL OUTLOOK FOR THE WINTER.
The Distress Eas Been Increasing Gradu
ally for Fifteen liontas.
C0EONEES FIHD DEATHS FE0H WANT
philosopher once said tnat be did not be
lieve in ghosts, but he was afraid of them
all the same. So no one now admits the
entertainment of a feeling of superstition,
but all the same they are afraid of a house
that is reputed to be "haunted."
One of Mr. Blaine's Characteristics.
It is characteristic of Mr. Blaine that he
should show by his action that he is in no
wise affected by the utterly silly stones ot
the evil spell that hangs over this fine old
mansion and the incidents in proof of
which have been muoh magnified to round
out the tales of real tragedies that have
been enaoted in aud aronnd it, and to
fill in the intervals between them in an ar
tistic war. These superstitious ones would
not accept as true the story of the contem
plated return of the ex-Secretary until it
Iwaj announced to-day thJhe1hj)BJ0 had
SUPPRESSION OF A B00E
For Fear of the Effect It Might Have on
.the Missouri Campaign.
St. Lotjis, Oct 15. Special A sensa
tion was created here to-day in political
and religious circles by the action of per
sons said to be following instructions from
Major "William -Warner, the Republican
candidate for Governor. The book "Mis
sions in Missouri," by Bishop John
Hogan, of Kansas City, has
been suppressed and will not be
published until after the election. This is
due to the Republican influence brought to
bear upon John A. Hellman, the book pub
lisher ot nansas Uity, who has charge of its
publication. Several copies of the book
were eiyen out and extracts were published
in the papers. Then suddenly all further
orders for the book were sent back to the
persons ordering, on the plea that the book
would not come out for two months to
The book gives a full and highly colored
account of the arrest of Bishop Hogan and
his taking through the streets, clad in full
canonicals, for this nuusual proceeding
the Bishop blames the Republican party,
which fact led to its suppression. The in
dignaties to which Bishop Hogan was sub
jected happened during reconstruction days,
following the war, and Major Warner is
charged with having been in a measure re
sponsible for them.
A DEYG00D3 CLTJB FOB QEOVEE.
Some Wholesale Merchants Who
like the McKlnley Bill.
New Tobk, Oet. 15. Special The
wholesale dry goods men who supported
Cleveland in '84 and '88 reorganized this
afternoon as the Cleveland and Stevenson
Wholesale Drygoods Club, About 350 men,
including many members of leading firmsan
the trade, gathered about 2:30 o'clock and
were called to order, by Miles M. O'Brien,
who nominated Walter Stanton for tem
porary chairman. Mr. Stanton made a
brief speech, in which he said that the ob
jects of the club were to aid in the election
ot Cleveland and Stevenson and the repeal
of the McKinley bill, which he said was a
fraud and swindle.
Frank R. Coudert made a speech, in
which he said: "I am proud of the Demo
cratio party ot to-day. It is the party of
freedom and patriotism. Our candidate ii
the people's candidate. The popular clamor
goes up for him as for no other citixen.
lac people, trot him, and io honor hia, ,
bt cable to the dispatch.
London, Oct. 15. Copyriglit The
Great Death has been devastating the Con
tinent without mercy this summer, hut
England must prepare for the charge of a
specter only less terrible.
A great hunger will soon invade Britain.
The signs of his coming are everywhere.
Those whose business it is to aid others in
fighting him say that he has already gained
a foothold in London. They explain that
not for many years until now has there
been genuine distress in the metropolis, due
to great commercial and -economic causes.
Poor and destitute there always are in large
numbers, but their sufferings for a long
time have been due to individual and
Thousands of skilled workmen in almost
all trades are now idle through no fault of
their own. The evil has grown gradually.
Attention has not been called to it by the
sudden discharge of great bodies of men.
Working forces have been cut down gradu
ally, and the process Is still going on.
Evidences of the Eack of "Work.
The docks are half deserted. The textile
clothing and printing trades are dull almost
beyond precedent. A larger proportion of
men are idle in the. shipbuilding, engineer
ing and related trades than'for many years.
The situation has been growing worse for
15 months, but in September things took a
much sharper downward turn. The labor
bureau of the Board of Trade makes a
gloomy report of the situation. The char
itable agencies have for some time been
sonndin? the alarm. Of the 22 chief trades
unions in London only two, in answer to
inquiries, report trade as good. Nine con
sider it moderate, and 11, having the great
est membership, report it bad.
That the hunger point has already been
reached is indicated by such incidents as
this: I took a cab with luggage on top the
other day from Holborn to Bayswater.
Two men followed the vehicle on foot al
most the whole distance, three miles, in
hope of earning a few pence by unloading
the baggage. Tbey ran at a brisk trot
alongside, and reached the destination so
much exhausted that they were unable at
first to carry the trunks into the house.
Their weakness was so extreme, and the
Iiallor ot their laces so unnatural after vio
ent exercise, that I Questioned them.
Both said they had families and that thev
had not tasted food that day. I believe
they told the truth.
Not. an Isolated Incident.
The inoident of following a cab was not
singular. The army of unemployed is so
large that no, cab bearing baggage drives
through the streets of London without be
ing followed by some poor fellow seeking a
few coins for food or perhaps drink.
It is apparent already that the existing
relief machinery will not be adequate for
the emergency during the coming winter.
The coroners have investigated many cases
of actual death from starvation in the last
month. The distress is sure to be acute
and widespread, and there will be' many
pitiful tales to make Christmas a holiday
more of sorrow than of gladness.
The cause of it all is commercial rather
than financial depression. There is consid
erable Improvement visible in financial
affairs. Capital is becoming'more confident
and venturesome, and the strictly financial
market is In better condition than a few
months ago. But the commercial outlook
is not encouraging. There is reason to
fear that things will continue to go from
bad to worse. Furthermore, the crop now
being harvested is, on the whole, the poor
est for half a century.
MRS. HARRISON WEAKER.
SLEEP VISITS ITER OFTEN', BET CESTX
Dr. Gardner Says She May linger Along
Indefinitely, Though The President
Forced to Give Up HI Usual Saturday
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. SpicidL To
day, for the first time since Mrs. Harrison
was brought back to Washington from Loon
Lake, the President was obliged to omit his
regular Saturday afternoon reception. This
was rendered necessary not only because of
the discouraging reports from the sick room,
bnt because the President did not feel equal
to the ordeal of shaking hands with several
During the past week he has been an al
most constant attendant at the bedside of
his wife, and the loss of sleep and the
severe mental strain has had a very de
pressing effect upon him. It is useless,
however, for the members of his family to
try to persuadehim that he needs more
rest or try to divert his mind from the sick
Dr. Gardner could give the watchers no
encouragement when he concluded his mid
day examination of the patient. To a DIS
PATCH reporter he said: "I regret to say
there is nothing we can do but calmly sit Dy
and administer to her small portions of
nourishment and try to make her as com
fortable as possible. The sleep she is now
having at short intervals is not helping her.
It is an exhaustive sleep, which
leaves her weaker and weaker every time.
In her waketul moments she occasionally
endeavors to converse with those near her,
but it is a great effort for her to do so;
hence we discourage it as much as possible.
Her utterances are very labored, as they
must be from one who has one lung en
tirely closed by infiltration and the other
partly so. She may linger, however, for an
That no immediate danger of dissolution
is feared is evident from the fact that Lieu
tenant and Mrs. Parker, of the President's
family circle, left the house about 10
o'clock with no expectation of returning
before to-morrow morning. During the
early evening the President strolled in the
walks south of the house for nearly an hour.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Harrison also went
out for a walk during the evening,
TOE DISPATCH DIRECT0ET.
A F0REI6N FORGER
Arrested In New York, Where He Holds a
' Foreign Consulship.
NEwyoBK,Oet 15. Special Domingo
Ik Bui Consul General of Ecuador, is a
prisoner at police headquarters. He is
charged with forgery. The, complainant isj
The Issue of The Dispatch to-day consists
of 24 pages made up in three parts. The
table below gives the contents of the second
and third parts:
Vews or EuKorE. tabipt toe Canada.
Small Adtep.tisements, Classitcid,
Amateur ATnxiTics...... Horace J. Hin
the music "u'okld ..c. tt. s.
News orTHE Thiatkcs.. Hepburn Johns
the Gbasd Abut. educational News,
GOS3IP Or TEE GUARD.
GOSSITOIEOCIETT. PIBS02T AL MENTION.
Vnwrso A Pageant Howard Fielding
Woorso the votes Earns B, Wilson
The White House Sbttereb.
Notes and QcEsns.
MISS MASTERS, a Story Beitrice Whitby
Cabtooits or the Week,
Mbs. Potteb'S Experience F. G. Carpenter
The Ideal Pabish Key. George Hodges
Gossir op the Women's Clubs.
France's ATrANnc Citt Msry T. Bayard
Gossip fob the Fair .Margaret H. Welch
A Column ot small Talk. Kath Hall
The Siobt of Columbus.
AEevtewofSpobts. John D. Prtntfe
Lova Amono Sr DEBS..Prof.Georce W. Peckham
PsoseandVebse Nixon Waterman
THzHABXETBEroB'-s. On. Field News.
News ot the Courts.
8FECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobs', Oct. 15. The directors of
the Union Theological Seminary decided
yesterday by a vote of 19 to 1, to dissolve
the relations between the Seminary and
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church. This means the abrogation of tho
compact of 1870, by which the General As
sembly obtained the power of vetoing ap
pointments to professorships in the semin
ary. The Presbyterian Church body no
longer has any direct control over the sem
inary, which becomes once more the inde
pendent institution that it was before the
compact of 187a
The action is a direct defiance of the Gen
eral Assembly, and is believed by many to
be the first step toward a schism in the
Presbyterian Church. By their vote the
directors, among whom are some of the
wealthiest laymen of the Presbyterian
Church, announce their approval of ProC
Briggs' views and their determination to
stand by him.
Only One Opponent of Eri ggs.
When the vote was taken on the annul
ment of the compact of 1870 only Rev. Dr.
Robert E. Booth, pastor of the Rutgers
Riverside Presbyterian Church, voted no.
Dr. Booth has been a steadfast opponent of
Dr. Briggs' views and of his retention in.
the chair of Biblical Theology since the
veto of the General Assembly of 1801.
When the vote of confidence in Dr. Brigzs
was given by the seminary directors in tlia
spring of 1891, Dr. Booth and his father,
William A. Booth, were the only ones who
voted no. At yesterday's meeting the
elder Mr. Booth voted with the majority,
and his son stood alone.
Dr. Booth's term as director of the semi'
nary doos not expire until January IS, 1895.
A resignation which is expecteii to follow
the action of the directors is that of Dr.
John Hall. Dr. Hall stated distinctly a
year ago that be was not in sympathy with
the stand of the directors and that he hoped
they would acknowledge the authority of
the General Assembly. He practically
said that he would resign if the directors
should sever their relations with the Gen
eral Assembly. Dr. Hall's term as a direc
tor does not expire until a year from next
Dr. Hall's oi3n"rchurcl nembsrs are di
vided on the issue, which involves both tho
question of Dr. Briggs' orthodoxy and tha
statute of Union Seminary. Henry Day.
who is one of the elders, is a director of
Union Theological Seminary and a warm
supporter of Dr. Briggs, while Colonel J. J.
McCook, another elder, is one of the fore
most members of the committee prosecuting
Dr. Briggs. Another member of the ses
sion, George Hunter Brown, is opposed to
Dr. Briggs, although his brother, John
Crosby Brown, is one of the directors of
Union Seminary who are standing by the
The serious question is whether the Gen
eral Assembly will allow Union Theological
Seminary to dissolve its relations with
their body. When such action wa9 sug
gested before many of the commissioners
the assembly spoke in favor of disciplining
the seminary. It is more probable that the
"boycott" will be placed on the seminary.
The General Assembly this year enjoined
their Presbyteries "to see that students
under their care be prepared for their
sacred office in seminaries and by teachers
who are under the direction of the assem
bly, and that the Board ot Education ba
directed to restrict the appropriations for
the education of students to tnose who are
pursuing their studies under the above
The Possible Effect on the School.
If this resolution is observed it will
materially reduce the number of studentsat
Union, and will certainly prevent tha
attendance of needy students there who are
helped by the friends of the church. The
officers ot the seminary say that there are
enough liberal-minded young men to keep
up the number of students. The seminary
has so enlarged its course that many
theological students who expect to fill pul
pits in other than Presbyterian churches
attend. Many young men are now at tha
seminary who expect to enter the Episco
palian and Congregational ministry.
The only hold which the Presbyterian
Church now has on the seminary is through
the membership of its professors and di
rectors in the Presbyteries. Under the con
stitution of the seminary the directors must
be Presbyterians, and the professors .are
recruited from Presbyterian ministers.
Any of the professors could be tried for
heresy in the Presbytery as Dr. Brings is
soon to be tried in the New York Presby
tery, and, if convicted and the sentence up
held by the higher ecclesiastical courts,
they would no longer have the right to re
tain their chairs.
A SOLAS ECLIPSE THIS MONTH,
The San to Be Partially Obscured Next
WASinNGTOy, Oct. 15. Dr. Morrison,
of the Nautical Almanac Bureau of the Gov.
ernment, says that the most important as
tronomical phenomenon of the year will be
the partial solar eclipse on the 20th of this
month. If the day be clear, the partial
eclipse will be visible throughout the whola
of North America, except the extreme west
of Alaska and that portion of the continent
which lies west of a line drawn from tha
northwest corner of California to the north,
shore of the bay of Tehnantepeo, in Souinl
era Mexico. The eclipse cannot be total
anywhere, as the moon Umbria does not in
tersect the earth.
As seen from Washington the eclipse will
begin October 20, 11 hours S7 minutes 12
seconds A. M. and end at 0 hours 57 min
utes 42 seconds p. il, mean time, not stand
ard time, which is eight minutes and 12 sec
onds later. A little more than three-fifth)
of the sun's diameter will be obscured.
A Fatal Collision at Unlontowu.
UsiOSTOWJrr Oct. 15 Special J. 1
Kelly, a brakeman on the Southwest Penn
sylvania Railway, was fatally injured here
to-day in a collision. The engineer wad
backing a string of freight cars to couple on
to a lot ot cars and.eould not tell how closa
he its', owin-4 to a tfense fog. Kelly wa
sitting mi the rear ?fhe tender and na.1
thrown between the tr.nler and the cars, be
AmusehmtHoiices. iuji terribly wusuc.A.Weut the aOJoiaea,