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Falso Work of tho Loui3vllle and
Jefforsonville Bridge Gives Way
A Torriblo Accident at Louisville
With Frightful Roaulta
Ih Further Loosened By tho "Wind.
Tho End Slips Off and tho "Workmen
on llio Fnicd Spun Realize
Their Danger Too Lato to Save
Themselves From Being Carried
Down (o Death?Not tho First Disaster
of the Kind?A llridgo That
is Itoing Built at a Fearful Cost ol
Llfo-Tho "Work of Itc.scuc?Sir.
Bulrd, the Originator of tho Bridge
Conscious That H? Will Bo Illumed
1'or tho Kceults That Have Followed
the Undertaking.
Lori.svii.LKf Ky., Doc. 15.?At a fow
minuted past 10 o'clock this morning
the falso work and part of tbo middle
span of the Louisvillo and Jefforsonvillo
bridge Company in place &nvo way
and with it all tho workmen wore precipitated
110 foot into tho water below.
Ihoro wag but a moment's warning and
those who odcaped going down with the
mass of iron and timber startod for tho
piers after tho first trembling that indi,
J *' " ?%??<??? nf ilia tolaa Wficlf.
caiuu mu (ji<iwS w ?- ??
The accident was a horrible and is
tlio lust of a long list of catastrophes
that have rnurkod the construction of
this bridge. The foreman, in beginning
work, noticed that during tho
night tliu "traveler" which bad
boon put in place last night
. had boon worked loose by tho
wind. An order to draw it buck into
place was given and tho men und engines
Tho wind was high at tho time and tho
general swuying of the false work gradually
forced tho traveler oli'of the piles
on which itwaa resting. When the end
slippod tho whole work trombled, and
tlio men realizing their danzer started
for the piers. As luck would havo it
the central bont was the iirst to give
way and* the men uti this bont wont
down to bo covered by tho mass of iron
and timber of the other bents which
fell almost immediately after carrying
with them the other workmen who failed
to reach tho piers. Tho north bont,
or the one Attached to tho Indiana pier,
aiu not iau tor unuuu milium ?wv
other parts wero down.
As nonr as can bo ascertained thoro
were fifty-one men on the.bridge when
the alarm wns given by the engineer in
charge of the work. Of this number
several nucceoded in reaching the piers.
Of those* that went down somo wore
covered by a mass of timber from beneath
which it will bo duya before their
bodies are recovorcd. The first crash
when the centre bent gave way, was at
10:25. and it was then that the groat
number of fatalities occurred. A few
minutes later a bent on which thero
was but littlo of the bridge proper gavo
wny/on the Indiana side. In this it ia
beljteved that but ono unknown man
killed. He was caught by a ropo and
dragged beneath the water.
/ Tho crash attracted the attention of
, thoao on the ahore and many turned
away their eyos aa they saw the men
strugglingin mid-air in their mad oflorts
to climb out of danger. When the huge
muss of material struck the water all
was concealed for an instant by the
oray that was thrown high in the air.
As the water subsided here and thero
could bo seen men struggling desperately
to climb upon the timbers that thrust
their ends above the water. A few succeeded
in clinging to the place of safety
and were quickly rescued by boats that
put out from the shores. Others struggled
desperately and were carried on by
the current to sink almost aa roscuo was
at hand.
A few minutes aiter the accident the
news was sent to all parts of the city.
Near the bridge livod the wivos and
children of many of tho workmen.
These were soon at the'river bank.
Many woro'wild with grief and rushed
frantically about wringing thoir hands
and tearing their hair. Tho office of
the bridge company on Cumpboll street
was beaioged with anxious mothers and
wives inquiring for their loved ones.
Half an hour after the accident there
was at least 2,000 people on tho river
bank, nnd as the news spread still they
poured in a steady atream towards tho
place of tho accident.
To whose doors must bo laid tho reeponsibility
for tho terriblo disaster
will probably never be known. It is
doubtloss one of those unforaeen accidents
that occur in spite of all precautionary
measures. The bridgo probably
more than any other thing ia
fraught with manifold dangers and the
workmen whoso labors nro utilized in
the work practically take thoir lives in
their own hands.
General opinion ascribes the cause of
the disaster to the stifT wind that had
keen swooping the river all day. It
bore with great force on the ponderoue
frame work which necessarily became
loosened from the constant strain and
waving of the heavy timbers. A sreat
number of peoplo, before the first span
jell, could seo the great "traveler" riseighty
foet above the piers, swaying
and quivering in the wind. The motion,
however, was hardly noticoable tc
tho workmen, nnd they had no idea ol
their doadly peril until tho groat mass
of wood and iron began to sink nnd the
awful cracking and crashing of tho timbers
smoto upon their oars.
. To tho great "traveller" alluded to, ie
directly attributablo the falling of
the span. The constant wind boro it
from its resting place on tho last pier
but ono on the JolTorsonville side. The
emplacement discovered and tho
work of putting it back in its placc wn
begun, but it was too late. Tho centr
of tho great span began to sink bofori
tbo work was accomplished. Tho wini
had (lono its work and tho heavy on
pines noar tho pier wont crashing dowt
to tho water, carrying with them th?
mass of humanity mixed in horrible con
fusion with tho timbers and iron.
Tho partial span, tho last one, did no
fall until twonty minutes ufter tho firs
had gone down, but it was tho direct ro
suit of tho falling of tho first. Tho grea
strain occasioned by the aundoring ant
rending of tho bridge naturally com
muuicated iteoif to the unfinished span
and it took its plunge like tho first int<
tho water, but being mostly frame wor!
did not sink, but floated' slowly dowi
tho river. There wero said to bo fou
men on it when it fell, and one was un
douhtodly killed. Tho small traveloi
on this span floated down several hun
drod yards and theu grounded, tlx
heavy timbers splintered liko matche
flhnwitlfr thn tnrrilln fnrnn nf fchtt fflll
. Iron girders weighing many tons won
twisted like one might twist a pieco o
wiro into every concoivablo shape, anc
lay with the timbers and huge piocei
of iron and lumber in an inextricabh
Mr. Erie Manchester, a civil engineer,
who is employed on the bridge, in giv
ing an account of the accident, said tc
an Evening I'ost reporter: "I was stand
ing on the span that fell, near tho Kentucky
side, and, seeing that it was abou
to foil, I called to tho men to got oil ni
soon as possible, i had just countoc
tho men who woro on tho span before
and there woro fifty-one in all, noi
counting myself.
"When 1 called, tho men droppoc
their tools and ran towards nie, but onlj
ten of them could got oft. Tho other/
went down in a heap. 1 was so badh
frightened that I could not tell hov
many of thorn got out, but I only eav
one man swim to the shore.
"The accident was mainly caused bj
the Wind. There was a high gale blowing
from the southwest all morning anc
I realized that any tiino tho span rnigh
bo blown down. Thon, too, tho piling
under the span by which it was beinj
supported were weak. The curront ii
vory swift and a largo amount ol drift
wood was dammed azainst tho support
ors. If the wind had not been so high
however, tho pilings wero sufficiently
strong to have done tho work. Tin
bridge fell like a puck of cards. It be
came loosened 011 tho Indiana side firs
and swayed gradually ucross to tho op
posite sida."
Tho spau would have boon completed
by this afternoon and after the travoile:
hud been fastened to tho pier, then
would have beon no danger of tho wine
or curront breaking it down.
A pile driver was sent to the scorn
this afternoon and the work of clearing
tho wrockago and soarching for tlx
dead under the debris at once com
Tho revised list of tho dead, injurec
and missing is as follows:
L. G. Garlock, Buffalo.
John Courtney.
F. Burns.
C. Murphy.
C. W. Cook.
C. F. Holderer.
A. Soddon.
J. Cregan.
31. Solnn.
Frank SimmonR, JofTersonvillo.
G. H. Hinklo, Dauphin, Pa,
J. Holden.
J. L. Wilson.
Pat Kolly.
J. T. Owens.
P. Sheridan.
J. Alton.
I*. E. Moore.
Goorgo Lillv.
K. L. Derlliug, Virginia.
II. Bliss.
J. Myors, Lexington, Ky., loft loj
badly fractured.
Harry Loo, Now Albany, slightly in
J 1.1). Pneh. E.
llildobrancl, throo ribs fractured
internally injured, will probably dio.
G. W. lirown, Iryington, Ky., am
C. Tliarp, ankle badly Bprainod, Os
wcko, N. Y.
G. E. Sheehan, tlosh wound, Groenup
A. T. Hall, badly bruisod.
S. Parka, three ribs broken anc
sprained ankle, Scotland.
T. Galloway, 2707 Sayro streot, Soutl
Pittsburgh, Pa., fractured leg.
E. Sberiti', 401 South Stato street, Chi
cniro, fatally injured.
E. Iloben, fatally injured.
W. A. Sharpo, Louisville, loft am
; broken; hurt internally.
The third span of tho bridge col
lapsed at 8:20 to-night. So for as knowi
thoro was no oneinjurod. This will b
an additional loss o! about ?7o,000 t
tiio building company. This ?pau hat
boon complotod, but thocollapso of th
fourth spnn to-day is supposed to hav
loosened and displaced it.
The (pan that gave way was tho lastbn
. one needed to complete the structure.
The accidont was seen by tho lookou
1 on duty at the life saving station, am
two boats wero at once manned am
rowed us quickly as possiblo to tho res
- cue. Boforo tlioy got there, howevoi
many boats wore at work. Tho lif
savers found that they wero unablo t<
[ do much ns they could not got to whor
the victims woro imprisoned.
Shortly after they arrivod a troitl
work attached to tho north pior of th
i fatal span foil, carrying one man dowi
with it. Tho life savers rescued hin
and took him to shore. They aearclio
around for some time for any bodies ii
tho vicinity, but found that they couli
. do nothing and soon left.
Mr. J. W. Baird, secretary and troas
arcr ot the bridge company, was in th(
i company's ofllco on tho fourth floor o:
' the Commerco building, at Fourth anc
i Main stroots, whon the accident oe
i currnd.
Tho bridgo is in plain view of hi
room and it is his custom to watch th
I progress of tho workmen through hi
! flold glasses. Whon tho span fell 3tr
Baird had the glass on and saw the de
bria strike the water.
i In reply to a question as to whethe
ho was not the originator of the plan t
g build tho bridgo, Mr. Baird said: "Vol
0 I am tho originator of tho plan to buil
u tho bridge, and I guess I will be otornal
1 ly damned for it."
Mr. Baird is of tho opinion that mos
i of those at work on tho bridge had in
0 aurancu on their lives, as it is tho out
- torn of tho contractors to insure tliei
laborers in the Guarantee Companies
lie was by no means certain of thit
Tho history of tho Louisvillo and Jol
feraonvillo bridge company is a series o
j disasters, financial and otherwiso. J
was originally projected in 1879 an<
failuro overtook it in ita very incipience
J In 1888 it was revived under new chat
. ter and ground was broken in Octobei
\ 1689.
r Two caisson accidents took placo dur
ing tho building of tho piers. Tho lira
r was caused by tho stupidity of a sub
contractor who engaged himself as ai
3 expert when ho waa without cxpori
a enco. lie allowed tho air to oscap<
from tho caisson and tho water ruahe(
j in drowniuu' fourteen men.
1 Tho second caisson accident rosultet
j from the foolhnrdiness of tho foremai
? in tho inauaeomcnt of the structure an<
j caused tho death of seven men.
It is estimated by tho engineers o
tho Phconix Bridge Company that tin
' lo*8 to tho bridgo will bo about ?100,
In a Wroclc on tlio New York and Pennsyl
van la Komi Near Sheridan Crossing.
Dunkirk, N. Y.t Doc. 15.?Abou
seven o'clock to-night a wreck on tin
New York and Pennsylvania railroad
about six miles north of hero, resultini
in tho loss of three lives and the injur
of others. The west-bound passonjje
train that leaves Buffalo at 5:31
p. in. ran over a trestle nea
Shoridan crossing, which had beoi
weakened by to-day'a floods, iuciden
to tho heavy rains. Tho trestle bor<
up when tho engine passed over, bu
succumbed directly after, precipitatini
the tender, a baggage car and smokoi
into the creek. The other cars crowdec
s thorn down ana noipea 10 crusn ineu
a and thoir occupants. Fortunately tlx
wreck did not catch firo, and the pas
sengora wero all rescued alivo but one
Two of the crow wore killed.
Buffalo, n. Y., Dec. 15.?Further ad
1 vices from the scene of tho Wostori
Now York & Pennsylvania accident in
[ dicato that tho loss of lifo will exceec
r tho first estimate. Tho bodies of fivi
3 passengers havo been taken out of thi
[ wreck.
Tho following is a correctod list of tilt
3 doad:
. Oscar Porter, Brockton.
3 Mrs. Porter, his mothor, Brockton.
George Rvman. Fredonia.
Mrs. Stockhold, Dunkirk.
I William McKano, baggage-master
Harry Hodge, conductor.
Two unidentified passongers.
Following is a partial list of tho in
Lottio Ferigholm, Portland, severely
Ben Alvin, Portland, severely.
Engineer McLean, Oil City,slightly.
Fireman Moss, arm smashed.
Cnuiiod Dlftcurtslon.
* T?, Tin* IK?/>;?
culnr to tho Philadelphia & Roadinj
Company, issuod to-day by Richard 13
Hartshorn, Honry T. Caroy and Jacol
Scholia, a committoo representing tin
Isaac L. Kice faction, has causcd con
sidorablo discussion in railroad an(
financial circlos.
Tho circular attacks,tho Reading man
agoment, and asks for proxies to bi
voted for Isaac Ij. Rice as president. I
is naid that tho Rothschilds havo signet
in favor of Mr. Rico.
llundlug'* Aiivwor.
PiriLAPKLPiirA. Pa., Dec. 15.?Tho re
-r ceivers of the Reading company havi
prepared their answer to tho petitioi
. of Isaac L. Rico, filed a fow days sinci
in tho case of Piatt against tho railway
company. Tho answer which will b't
filed next Tuesday is a swooping donia
' of all the charges made by Mr. Rici
3 against tho receivers.
TVIion tho Caucus Will Be.
Washington, D. C., Doc. 15.?Chair
, mna IIoImau,of tho Democratic caucus
said this afternoon that it tva
i probablo tho caucus on tho taril
bill would not bo held unti
niter tho holiday reaoss. Many mom
hers are going out of town and then
would not bo a lull attendanco until th<
re-assembling in January.
TburKtou I.cnm for Ilntrnll.
3 San Francisco, Dec. 15.?Among thi
- passongors who left on tho ateame
i Alameda to-day for Honoluln wor
0 u a. Thurston, Hawaiian minister ti
? tho United States, and J. Molt Smith
J wife and daughter,
o ^
Argument has begun in tho Move
j murdorcaso in Now York.
Tho Northern Ohio blanket mills n
Cloveland will resumo January 1.
| Native Indiana aro raiding Bolivia]
l' territory and massacreing sottlers.
^ A series of violent and dostructiv
" storms havo swopt over tho Cordillera;
q It is stated that tho robel warship
0 now completely blockade iiio Do Janoir
0 and Santos.
Professor Honry Warren Torrey, on
e of the oldest profossors of Harvari
e Univorsity, is dead. Ho was eight
1 years of ago.
1 It has been snowing furiously fo
i twentv-four hours at Jamestown, N. E
J Dulut'h roports tho snow ao heavy as t
' block all businoss.
Father Richard Bronnan, pastor c
' the Roman Catholic church of tho Hoi;
? Innocents, Now York, is dead. Ho wo
the oldost priest of tho diocoso of Noi
I York.
Frank Lawlcr, tho disappointed car
g didato for the Chicago postofDco, wil
0 bo appointed United States marshal fo
, tho northern district of Illinois, wbicl
, includes Chicago.
TakkI Takol Take Simmons Live
r Regulator for dyapopjii, couitipatio
?' j*nd heartburn.
t Dillo to Admit Demooratlo Terr!
tories Are Rushed Through.
New Mexico Is On the Way, But Ar
Obstaclo Is in tho Path of Okla
lioma, Which Happens to lie i
j Kepublican State?A. liivoly Discus
sion 011 tho Arizona Measure Pro
cipitatcd by Mr. Hepburn?Ex
' Speaker Iiecd Gives tho President
a Sly Dig Hotweon tho Ribs W'hei
' Oklahoma is Mentioned?The Mc<
1 Garrabau Claim Having Hard
Washington, D. 0., Doc. 15.?The
1 course of events in tho house to-day re
| aomblod tho halcyon days of the Koot
Congress, when legislation was rushoc
f through at galloping speed. The bil
& for tho admission of Arizona was pui
" through under whip and spur and tin
bill for tho admission of Nor .Mexicc
was well under way when n wrangle
- ovorwhat wis to bo done with Okia
homa intervoned and tho debate thm
precipitated lasted until adjournment
3 The bulk of tho Eastern opposition t(
> the admission of these territories as ex
'' pressed by Mr. Bingham, of Fhiladel
f phia, was predicated on tho theory thai
r while tho eastern states, rich in wealth
^ and strong in population, would be
j able to hold their own in tho house
t whore the basis of representation was
3 population, tho influence of the groat
^ states of tho union would bo over
J balanced by tho greatly increased state
1 representation in tho senate.
i Tho McGarrahan claim, which came
) up again in tjio morning hour, was lili.
buatorod against and the morning lioui
. expired without action, thus sending
the bill to the foot of tho calendar, lu
the courao of Mr. Pendleton's 3poecli
on this subject tho fact was developed
" that a special ordor for tho considcrai
tion of this claim will bo uskod for.
When tho morning hour expired a
j motion was mndo to go into tho cornB
mitteo of tho whole on tho Arizonr
^ state bill. Tho Republicans continued
tho filibustering tactics aiid ayes ant
3 nays wero demanded. As on yostordaj
tho Republicans, except a few from the
west, refused to vote, in order, if posai
ble, to break a quorum. They were un
successful, however, an tho motion wai
carriod by a vote of 182 to 5.
Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, in an impas
' sioned speech, precipitated a very lively
discussion of tho merits of tho bill, lit
said tho house ought to stop and consider
what it proposed to do wbon il
passed this bill, It proposod to give tc
Arizona four sections in every range, oi
' one-ninth of tho total area of tho state,
73,000,000 acres. In addition to that, il
gavoa part of tho salo of tho proceeds oi
A?n.imifh of thn Innd. hnftidoa aevora!
other grants of 100,000 acres.
Mr. Smith, the Arizona delegate, in
terrupted to declare that Arizona would
* get by this bill just what Iowa got
i. This Mr. Hepburn denied.
3 Tho Republicans generally refrained
q from votiug on the final passage of the
. bill, although many of thorn voted
] against it.
The motion was carried, 185 to 01, and
. tho bill for tho admission of Arizonc
j was carried.
1 As soon as tho voto was announced
[ Gonoral Wheelor moved that the house
go into tho committee of the whole on
tho bill for tho admission of New Mexico.
Tho Republicans mado no at*
. tempt to filibuster against tho motion,
which was carried without division.
2 Tho debato that followed took wide
1 ranee. General Bingham, (Rop., Ponn,]
9 made a vigorous speech in opposition
t to tho policy of bringing theso territor9
ies into tho union.
1 Mr. Paneo, of Colorado, in reply,
3 said ho found a disposition among Republicans
to admit Utah, Arizona and
New Mexico, if thero was any guarantee
that Oklahoma, which was a Republican
territory would also como int(
the union. General Wheeler stated
> that the difficulty in tho way of the ads
mission of Oklahoma aro tho five civilf
ized Indians whose treaties with us
I gave them power to provent admission
. of that territory. Ho said that the
a President would probably send a com
a missionerto treat with the Indians.
Mr. Reed sarcastically inquired
whether tho commissioner would b<
3 From that time until adjournment
tho dobato touched moro on tho ques
tion of what was to bo done with Okla9
homa than tho admission of Now Mox
3 ico.
Tho l'innl Court.
Tolepo, O., Dec. 15.?The caso o
James Lennon, the Lako Shore ongineoi
r who was fined for contempt of court
during tho famous Ann Arbor strik<
t last spring, has, upon application o
Judgo Barber, of Cloveland, been reII
mandod to the United States court o!
appeals at Cincinnati The case wai
e appealed .to tho United States supreme
i. court, but that body decided two weeki
8 ago that it had no jurisdiction.
What Ciiuned a Trngtdy.
0 Beayse Falls, Pa., Doc. 15.?Whlli
1 John Broun, a Hungarian, wn? eatinj
y supper to-night Stevo Worts walke(
into the room and placing a revolver t<
' Brown'a breast sail: "Yoa mast die.'
j He than palled tho trigger sending i
bullet through Brown'a heart Tin
, latter died almost instantly and in thi
' excitement Worts escaped. The twi
' mon quarreled last night and this wo
* the cause of tho killing.
Four Injured.
I* .Toledo, O., Doc. 15.?Seven workmer
r in tearing down tho upper part of th<
i court houao at Bowling Groon, O., pro
paratory to tho orection of a now build
ing, woro precipitated to tho floor bolov
r by the collapse of a floor. Four of then
u wero seriously injured, ono of whoc
J ywill probably^lie.
' Olllcera not Yet lSluctnd?Altjjpld Invita- 1
tion C'reiitui DUHunKlonn,
Chicago, Dec. 15.?American Federation
of Labor delegates rofujed to-day
to permit Mayor Swift to address tiiom.
Thore was considerable opposition to
the action on tho ground that inasmuch
as Governor Altgold bad boon invited
t to speak, tho samo courtesy should be
oxtonded to Mr. Swift.
By a vote of tho convention it was decided
that tho oxocutivo council has not
* tho power to sottle disputes among local
' organizations. It was then announcod
* that lifter noon tho session would bo Uot
voted to tho election of officers. A
i strong fight was oxpected, as John
. McBrido, of tho Ohio miners' union,
. was a candidate for President Gompors's
place and John J. Lincoln, of Chicago,
was prominently mentioned as a successor
to Socrotary Chris Evans. 1
President Gompers in an interview
) said that thore was nothing in the claim (
made by some of tho delegates that tho
1 invitation to Governor Altgeld was a :
I concossion to the anarchist ploment of
. tho Federation and was made because
1 the governor had pardoned the anh
I n^i,;a?0
Delegate "Tommy" Morgan, of Chicago,
xvaa of a different opinion, iJe aaid:
"Governor Altgold'a cubo was mftrio an ]
oxcoption. It is truo that the reason ho .
waa invitod was bocauso ho pardoned
tho anarchists."
Lato in tho day, however, the govern- i
or sent word that he would bo unable to
addrosg tho meeting. Tho election of
ollicera will bo held to-morrow morning.
Worth of Property Goch Uj> In SnioUo In
IjCHH Tltnn mi Hour In Now York. '
New York, Doc. 15.?A fire, which
broke out to-day in tho iurnituro nod (
upholstery soven-story building of
Henry Thoseu & 13ro., Third avenue
and Forty-ninth street, destroyed nearly
$o00,000 worth of proporty in loss
> than an hour from tho timo of its dia- i
covory. Tho lire, besides destroying <
tho upholstery bnilding, which occupied
Noa. 7U5, 797 and 701) Third <
avenno and Noa. 1303, 205 and <
207 East Forty-ninth atreot, also '
' burned out Nog. 801, 803 and 805
" 'l hird avenue, Nos. 201) and 211 East
Forty-ninth street,five tenement houses
1 in Kingtail Alloy, or Bookman Lane,
' which were occupied by forty-eight
[ Italian families, numbering over two
hundred people, the marble and statu^
ary yard of Samuol Adler and his star
bled adjoining, in which wore ten hordes,
) which perished in tho flames. Tho con'
flagration was not attended so far as is
" known by loss of life, though ono man
1 whoso name is unknown is said to bo
Evltlonco Taken u* to tho State of IVIlnd of
C'artor IIurrUou'H AsHiiHHin.
i Chicago, Doc. 15.?Brothor Adjutor, ,
' of th^La Salle Institute, testified in the 1
; Prendergast trial to-day that ho had '
[ roceived communications from tho pris- ,
i oner which led him to bolieve that tho
assassin was demented. Owing to an ;
J expected hanging Prendergast wa3 ^
brought half a mile to-day to tho city i
hall, where it was announced court
would bo held, and then becauso of a j
i change of programmo takon back to tho
criminal court building. Dunns his
removal ho was carefully guardod in a
[ closed carriago as the ofliciaia foarod an
i attempt would bo uiado on his lifo.
During the afternoon session of court
several members of tho singlo tax club
I WUOIU1UU I'liut uu Titttwua wuvviM),au. tuu
i organization Prendorgast had acted in
such a manner as to causo thorn to
think ho was insane.
, Miss McOormick, organist of Saint
Columbkills church, thought that tho
> prisoner was not right in his mind, be|
causo ho showed her some attentions
i and because ho wanted to sing.
J A Frlzo Fight In Allvglieoy?1Tho I'rlncl- '
[ pnlH llntl to ISo llnnd-cuffcd. '
Pittsburgh, Pa., Doc. 15.?A prizo
- fight at Tumor hall, Allegheny, to-night
* betweon James Levack and "Roddy"
. Mason, local pugilists, was interrupted
. by tho polico and the principals ar1
rested. Tho mon were matched to fight
1 four rounds and tho intorost in tho con]
test was so groat that tho hall was
A bittor fooling existed botwoon the j
' men, both fought furiously. Soon all
5 tho rules wore ignored and it became a ,
rough and tumblo fight. They fought
all over tho stage, wrecking the ecenory
and clawing each other like animals.
The police then interfered, but it wa9
some time before they could part tho
men and it was finally necessary to
handcuff" them. They woro taken to
the lockup and later released on bail,
f Both men wero terribly punished,
r Their arrest created great excitemont
. and for a time it looked as if thero ,
would bo a riot in tho hall.
3 m
r After n Lively Timo Hctwecn tho Soclallflt*
3 and Miquel.
j Beblin, Dec. 15.?Tho Socialists to3
day renewed their attacks upon Finance
Minister Miquel, quoting his speech
made at Frankfort in 18S7, and claiming
that it had a socialist tendency.
Herr Miquel defended himself vigor*
ously, nnd laid tho whole of tho speech
1 referred to on tho tablo of tho house, in
} order that tho house might judge of the
, truth of the socialist imputations. Tho
votes wero thon taken, alul thoreichstag
1 adjourned until January 9.
3 Solon Ofllcur* Indicted.
? Pittsburgh Pa., Dec. 15.?Truo bills
wero found to-day by tho grand jury
against Glenn I. Folsom, A. J. Rogers,
J. A. Crawford, Rush Laker nnd C. 8.
Whiston, supreme officers of the order
of Solon for forging a public seal and
uttering instruments with forgod public
Chills and fever of throo years standing
cured by Simmons Liver Regulator.
?E. Watkiui, Watkins House, Upton.
ville, Ky.
Ho Passes Quietly Away at His
Home in Fairmont,
Was n Judgo of tho Supremo Court
of Appeals for Ton Year* and A
31 cm ber of Clio Secession ^ouvontlon*
His Death Occurs on llis Seventieth
Birthday?Filled Many Positions of
Irust and Was a Member of th**
Masonic Order For Forty-flvo Year>?
A Sketch of Ills Career.
Special Dispatch tn the Intelligencer.
Fairmont, W. Va., Dec. 15. ? ExSupremo
Judgo Alphous F. Haymond
died at hia homo this evening at 0
o'clock, on his birthday, after a long ill*
tieds, having lived his throe score and
toil years.
Judgo Haymond has boon in ill health
for more than two years past and hifl
doath waa no sftrpriBO. For several
months ho has boon blind, and all his
friondsfolt that death was fast approach*
ing. Ho leavos a wifo and largo family
and many other relatives to mourn bis
death. Ho had also hosts of friends
throughout the state who will regret to
hoar of his death.
Alpheus F. Jlaymond, one of the
ablest jurors oC the state, was born Decern
bor 15,1823, on a farm near Fair*
tnont. lie was a son of Colonel Thomaf
S. and Harriet A. Haymond. Until the
ago of thirteen, ho attended school near
hotno, then went to Morgantown Acadamy
for two years, then to William and
Mary College, Virginia. He studied
law with Edgar K. Wilson, of Morgantown,
nud was admitted to tbe bar in
1842, when only nineteen years of age.
In.1853 and 1857 he was a member of
the Virginia Assembly from Marion
county; was a delegate in the Richmond
convention of 1801, and opposed
secession; but, after hostilities began,
icquiosced, and entered the army of
th? south, iu January, 1802.
Upon the surrender of General Loe,
it Appomattox, in April, 1805, ho wai
[jaroied. .Returning to Fairmont, he resumed
law practice. By an act of Con- .
.'rose, ho was relieved from restraining
Usabilities, lie was, in 1872, a member
if tlio convention to revise the constitution
of West Virginia. At tho elootion
under that constitution, ho was placed
upon tho supremo court bench and in
Jctobor, 1870, re-elected lor n twelve
/ears torm. lfe rosignod tho position
so ably tilled, and January 1, 1893, retired
from public duties, tho court by
3utry upon its records and in the Weifc
Virginia reports of that year, acknowl*
jilting his judicial ability, his impartiality
and his hign social qualities. Poideally,
Judge llaymonii was a Democrat
and was strong us a party counsellor,
and possesied all the attributes ol A
Since his retiromont ho his lived
it his homo in Fairmont
Tho funeral arrangements have not
yet boon made, but he will be buried
with Masonic honors. Judge Haymond
wras one of tho chartor members of Fairmont
Lodge No. 9, A. F. and A. II,
which was organized in 1848, and watdtl
drat junior warden.
All He Needs Is Wind and He Will Get II
in Two Weeks. '
Jacksosviixk, Dec. 16.?Tlio Corbett
party loft far Mayport^thia afternoon,
(vhoro the champion will begin training
to-morrow /or bis con Lost with
Mitchcll. Prof. John Donaldaon said
Morning that Corbott conld be gotten
into perfect condition for the conteit
ivithin two weeks, the only branch of
.ho training he now needs being for
wind, and that is usually the laat phase
of the course and compriaea long running
and goneral sprinting. The prefeasor
says Corbettexpressed himself M
jroatly pleased with tho report! of Advantages
at Mayport.
Tho IllUluri Ma tell.
New York, Dee. IS.?The fifth match
played in the three cornered billiard
uiatch resulted as follows:
Schaofor COO, Slosion 394.
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