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'VOLUME XLVI-NUMBER 60. WHEELING, W. VA., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8. 1897- ; PRIOE TWO CENTS.'^ NINETEEN LOST lu ihe Wreck of the Steamer Idaho ou Lake Erie during a most furious gale Only Two M?n?lwni of the Craw Survive. A llirlllluff Hlory of Their Helena?llad to be Mlerally Plokcd off (he Span by lite HtscttlUK I'artjr-Oacof lite Survivor* Telia of Ihe Fury of the Storm?The Supfrtiuuian Jurori* .uaiie loiieat-u lite Mramtr?The Breaking litai Put (he llro Out aud (ho Hhlp was Left to tlic Mercy of the Wave*. RrFTALO, N. Y., Nov. 7.?The steamer Idaho, of the Western Transit lint' (New York Central), foundered In eight fathomB of water at 4:30 o'clock jv.-uerday morning-, off Long Point, on Lake Erie. This point Juts out Into the Jul;.* from the Cauadlan shore about sixty-five miles west of Buffalo, and Its vicinity has been tho scene of many dlHasters. The Idaho, commanded by Captain Win. GUMes, of Buffalo, and having on hoard a crew of twenty-ono all told, left Buffalo Friday afternoon laden with package freight for Milwaukee. A strong southwest gale was blowing at the time and tho weather otllce had vtorm signals up for tho lake. raptaln Gl'iles thought he could weather the gale and headed strlaght tip the lake. Shortly after passing Long Point ho discovered his mistake and tried to run tor shelter. The sea was running very high at the time and In turning the Idaho shipped a big sea, which quenched the tires' in th?,? engine room and tho boat was helpJess In tho trough of the sea. The captain and crew were lowering the life boat when the steamer gave a lurch nnd went down on her side, stern first. Two of the crew, a deck hand named Wm, GUI, of Rochester, and the second mate, name unknown, reached the top of a single spar that stood above the u'ntnr Tharn thflV dinner until eieht hours later, when they were discovered by the outlook on the MarJpoda, of the Minnesota line. The effort of those on board the Mariposa to rescue the two men Involved the greatest possible danger. The sea was running very high and life boats could not be landed. Lines were thrown to the two men, but their arms and legs had stiffened around the spar and they could do nothing to help themselves. The Mariposa ran as close to the Idaho as possible and efforts were made to grasp the men whllo passing. This was repeated several times and with success at last. The survivors wcro brought to Buffalo, arriving here shortly before midnight. Both were In an exhausted Ftate and unable to give a connected story of the wreck. Of those who were on board and supposed to be drowned the only names known to-night are deck hand Edward Smith, of Pittsburgh, a deck hand named Bell and Captain Wni.t-HHiwa.-ol Buffalo. The Idaho was an old boat, having been built In 186?. She was 220 feet long and had a gross tonnage of 1,100. DETAILS OF THE DISASTER. The following are the names of sixteen of the nineteen men who lost their lives on the steamer Idaho, which sank during the gale on Saturday morning, above Long Point, on Lake Erie: Alexander (j J] lies, captain, HutTnlo; George Gibson, first mate, Buffalo: William Clancy, chief engineer, Buffalo; John D. Taylor, steward, Buffalo; Nelson Skinner, first assistant engineer: Louis Gilmore, watchman; Richard MsLcan, wheelman: Robert Will lams, wheelman; A. J. Richard, lookout; Henry Thompson, lookout: Conrad Blanker, fireman; Wllllnm Clr ncAPi/ fl r<. n, r> n Tnlin U?.,ilv assistant ?teward; Frederick Ml/Tort, oiler; Kdward Smith, deck-hand, Rochester. S. Y.; M. Bell, deck hand. The names of three of the men drowned ore unknown to the steamship company. One was a fireman, another n deck-hand and the third a porter. The names of the two men saved nre: I<otils LaForce, Jr., second mate, and William QUI, n deck-hand, living at 137 Kent street, Rochester, K. Y. Jt la no! known at the ofTlco of the Western Transit Company, where the greater portion of the dead men hall from. The Idaho went out of commission three or four years ago, hut this summer she was thoroughly overhauled. After her overhauling she was placed nt the disposal of the naval veterans' association and by that organization used on a flagship during the Q. A. B, encampment In August At the close of the encampment she was put Into commission again ns n freighter. The captain of the Ill-fated steamer, Alex Q1 llies was one of the most widely known of lake seamen. lie was fortyone year* of nge and knew the lake waters like a book. Ills brother, Donald 'Illlks, la captain of the steamer HarJ eta, CAPTAIN ROOT'S STORY, When the steamer Mariposa arrived In port about midnight last night With tin* news of the disaster to the Idaho and having on board the two surviving mem bora of the crew Captain Root li "1 this to say regarding the storm on *? lake and the rescue of ;tho two men: It u i i one of the worst gales I ever ivii'M -i |n nil my years on the lak- We started from Chicago with a load of ontM. All the way down the Ink" v. had to light with the storm and i thought once ?>r twice of putting In i im re until it blew over, i am glad 1 did not for I fear that If I had these two men who came down with fri" would httvo gone to Join their males by this time. "If was about 12110 o'clock yesterday nfi.-tiMMM when 1 llrst learned of the wrei!. of the Idaho. I was on dock when my first mule, Myron Chamberlain, came to me and told wo thftt be Jiad sighted a spar off to the north nnd that If- tb?mi/.ht there was a collide of men cllnirlnit to n Ho pointed it out to me nnd wh"fi I got the glasse* on It, 1 could distinguish the men plainly. \Vr were running under ? good head nf stcntri nt the time nnd 1 put on more nnd beaded for ?!? spar. "When nenrlnir it I was puxsled how to hcll? 'be men off for I could not lower n boat In swh n storm. Finally I circled around the spar until I ran alongside and inv men picked the |mur f-.ii >? " off, They had t" drftft them away from the ipitr by fOfoei fof tii" men hid belli thew iw lont ihil (heir ruiriM bad bOCOntO nurnti and Were twist I :il(tnt the Mill and illtlOMi fin*Mi fast to It "Wb'-n we got the men on board w put thorn In bunks and wave them some e i f mi foods and soups a rid bnd thnm feeiinjv pretty vood< phvsicniiv. when W" reached harbor." A TIMtlhMNM HKf-ITAfi, William OKI, the te?rued d< J< hand, * swutlhy, widl -built limn, thirty-three years of age, has sailed the lakes since he wan a youth. He is moro Intelligent than the average seafaring inun and his story of the disaster as told early thi? morning is a thrillinp one. "We left here Friday night bound for Chicago, with a cargo of general merchandise." said he. "Everything seemed all right until we got outside the breakwater and then we were struck by the worst storm I ever saw. When the tlrst big breaker struck us we were tossed up in the air like a top and a second later a big roller came over the port bow and rolled down amidships a foot deep. Tho wind shrieked and howled, but we did not pay much attention to the storm. We had felt wind before. The captain consulted with the mate and decided that he could wrather It and he kept on his course. "As we headed up the lake dead against the gale It appeared to be getting worse every minute. The waves were running high and the wind threw the tops from the breakers like dunt. "We moved slowly against the heavy wind and sea and when we were well up the lake we found that the boat was making water. It kept coming faster saw her head for ub, I tried to toll my I m:ito. but I could not and ho looked nt I mo with a happy look on hln face. It was a terrible time to us beforo ehe enmo up to us. "When the Mariposa pot within n cable length ot us a man yelled to us to hang on. " 'Don't Rive up,' he relied, 'and we'll get you off soon.' "Then the boat circled around us, coming as near an she could but n bl<? roller swept her far out and she went off to starboard. Then she fame bnck again and again she missed us. On the third trip around alio ran right alongside our spar and as she went past a dozen men reached us." The second mate, Louis La Force.toM a harrowing story to the crew of th" Mariposa. He said that In the rush of men from the hold, one of them, a watchman, was trampled to death. The crew was frantic to Ret out of th'? place. Six or eight, ho #?ald, must have been drowned like rats In the hold. They were not warned of the winking of the boat. Tho first long dip of tho stern was tho first Intimation they had that the final danger wan at hand and then they made a frantic rush to got on dork. Tho hatchway was too small to let them through together and the romilt was that one of thoro was trampled to death and several were left to drown. ROBBERY AND WRECK. Trnln IIel?l Up In .N>w Mr* If* ?n?l K*prcM Cur UoIiIumI?Tli? Curt Aft*rwarila Wrecked ami IIuiurU-faaieugera K?rnpr. ALIIUQKKIIQUE, N. 11, Nov. 7.-Atlantlc & Pacific passenger train No. 2 from tho went was hold up by four men near a rant's station, nlnety-fivb mllqp west of this city, at 7:30 o'clock lost night. After blowing open tho express rnmpAny's express ear tho robbors wr"o,.od tho train, whleh raught fire, tlir* express, baggage, and smoking cars being totally destroyed. IL In not known wheihor they won* successful In obtaining tho booty, but It Is tbought a largo amount of rnonny was carried by tii train. Tha robbors had boarded tho train fit somo point further west nnd whon noar Urant's one of them boardod tho engine. covering tho eiiglni*er. with a gun, ordered hi in lo stop tin* train. The coaches woro cut off and loft at the nloek yards. Tho rest of tho train wan thou taken out a mill* and a half from tho slntlon, whet" the express safe wiim dismantled. Aftor robbing tho safe, tho robbers reversed tho engine ami made their escape. The engine and baggage mr ran at a lorrlfle raio until thoy struek tho eoachot, which Were "landing je-ar fb" sfoek yard/ Thi onr?i w"?o wrecked and caught ilro nnd four of Ihein Inn nod. Fortunately tin* passengers had all left the coaehoM bofoit* the colllsloii ami fwm? wig Injured MANTA KM, N. M? Nov. T.-ITnlled Mint- - Marshal Forakor to-day te|r?. graphed t?? Washington for authority in ' airtoy flV? plokoA tnon I" Ink.. ||,r trail "f tie- gang who iunt night hold up tli' Atlantic raelfle train noiir (Irani s station. The marshal left for <Jrant's ana raster una inf? uiiko vuii?i?? wcic put to work, but the water gained and every minute the ship kept getting leas buoyant and the big comers continued breaking over hor. "We were ncur Long Point at this tlmo and ti??k captain started to put in there with the Intention of benching the ship. Hut the wnter gained so rapidly that It waa ton late. She was already laboring and the two men at the wheel COUld do nothing with her. Two m^ro men went to work with them and finally they brourht her around and headed her toward land. "Captain (.lilies started the pumps, ordered the men to the Are buckets nn<1 we formed a line and began to ball, but It was no use. The water gained on th?* Ipumps and the buckets and soon the water put the flres out. When It was found that the power wn* pone and that the Idaho could not be moved, we kn??w we could not live In the trough of that fearful sea and the only hope loft wns to run out the anchor and bring her head up to the sea and let her rldo out the gale. "Every seaman realized the danger of attempting to do that In face of a hurricane and when Captain C.llllea decided to do It, he ordered the lashing of the boats cut and told the men they were forced to take one last chance for tneir lives. "At the word the anchor dropped from the bow and the chain began to pay out, but the sea was too heavy and Instead of the anchor catching with a Arm grip and bringing the ship's head up to the storm with a Jerk, It went too slow and Hlmply tumbled Into the trough of the sea, which broke over her In torrents. THE SHIP KEELED OVER. "In an Instant she was helpless. The load wos too much and the ship keeled over to the starboard and went down, stern first. "What became of my mates, I do not know. Maybe they did not leave thr? ship at all. I was near the spar, an<l when the stern of the vessel began lo b:o under I wont for the rigging and I went up as fast as I could. Another mart f went with me?the second mate. There was a rolling to and fro. I thought she was going all the way over, tout she did rot. ?She settled on tho bottom land | though the waves rolled her from port to starboard, the spar remained out of | water with my mate and myself clinging to It. "All this time the hall and sleet wan coming down In a cutting sheet and we were covered with Ice In a few minutes for though the top of the spar on which 1 we were hanging was twenty-flve feet above the water, the big waves struck uh and the hall cut us like shot. "When daylight came we could rot see a nail anywhere near us and the sea was as bad as ever. Hour after hour we waited there and then we saw the Mariposa coming. 'WhMi eho flnnllr filrhtnd US and WO to-night and expects to receive an ar hwi'r from the Washington authoring there. He 1h of the opinion that th original Black Jack gang of desperado* is reaponslbJe for thfa crime. He sa> there are eight men In the band and la* week he had Information that they ha returned from Mexico and were In Ar; zona. For some time Marshal Foraker hB been trying to get authority from th Mexican government to arrest the ganj He has known the location of the! stronghold in the mountains and ha hoped to bo able to bring them into th United Htatea to stand trial for th many crimes supposed to have bee committed by them In New Mexico an Arizona, but the government of Mexlc refused to give any authority in th! matter, Insisting that before any nte was taken all the evjdence agalns Illack Jack should be laid before an reviewed by Minister Romero at Was! ington. It Is feared before their arrest can t ffqcted the "Hlack Jack" gang wl haVe reached their mountain Hldln place and be free from arrest until Mcj loo can bp prevailed upon to consent t their extradition. Yeaiel auU Valuable Cargo ' HALIFAX, N. NOV. 7.?TttO KM John McLeod, Captain Stewart, froi Hllola, via Delaware breakwater, with carpo of sugar, bound to this por struck on Hlack Rock, one of the slate shoals near Sambro. entrance of th harbor, at 8 o'clock this morning, dm lng a thick fog. The vessel commence to take water faiit, and the crew all too to the boats. The ship sank soon aft* the crew left, ffolng down In about thlrt fathoms, and is a total low. 6he wt 1,519 tons, and twelve yearn old, an owned by Troop & Ron, of St. John She was worth about >40,000. and ht cargo wan valued at about $100.000. was for the Arcadia refinery, and Is li sured In New York. The captain an crew loot all of their effects. "giveIt up. Th a Democrats In Ohio Abandon All B lortto Contact Election of llcpabllca Iteprrsrutallvea. COLUMRU8, O., Nov. 7.-There ha\ been no developments In the lr gtslatlv situation to-day, the Democrats havln apparently abandoned all further effoi to contest the election of Republlca representatives In close counties. The Republican majority of five o Joint ballot in the general assembly wl probably not be chanced unless the fi: slonlst members In Cincinnati vote wit the Republican ft. MUCH SPECULATION Ab to Wh?? V bn (I Happen ?The Evi I la ml v "If la <Jacd to .Hake I'uaalbll lira, lint not I'roliabllltlra. CINCINNATI, 0., Nov. 7.?John 1 McLean and party left to-night f< Washington. Mr. McLean has bee considered the Democratic candidal for senator, and his departure Is r< garded as an Indication that h? coi cedes the legislature to be Republican notwithstanding tho numerous mulct of contest. Before his departure Mr. McLean hel a conference with Chairman McConvll and other Democratic leaders. Thei Is nothing known as to the probabi policy of the Democrats as a mlnorlt In tho legislature, but It 1? bellevwl the will Join the antl-IIanna Repuhllcar In bringing out a new man for wenato Tho question has been raised as t whether seventy-three votes are necei sary to elect a senator, that number majority of all. If a majority of a que rum only Is necessary some might fc sick or absent, as that would be les embarrassing than to be present an vote against the caucus nominee. The point has also been raised as t the succession to the governorship. ] fJovernor Ilushnell should be electe senator by a fusion, the lleutennr governor, A. W. Jonas, would bccom the chief executive. Ah the state flor cite In Democratic by 19 to 17, 't la hei that ft Democratlo senator would sue coed Jones and be In line for the gov ernorshlp. Among the nineteen con ceded to tho Democrats In the senat Is Senator Volght, of Cincinnati, n fu Hlon Republican, who holds the balanc of power In that body, and he Is non committal. Jnifgr Heatt to Tmke fhnrgTo-liajr, Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.?Ilor Charles F. Scott will to-morrow morn Ing, before a Justice of the district su prom* court, qualify ns Judge of th police court and take his place on th bench. Hy Agreement with his col league, Jtidgo Kimball, the dlstrlc branch of the court lias been placed I Judge Scott's charge and this arrange merit will continue until January 1( IMS, the date of expiration of Judg Kimball's commission when his sueces nor, whoever he may l?e, will quallt) Judge Scott called yesterday at th white house to Bee the President, wltl whom lie had a few moments of socln converse and at the same time mad his acknowledgement for the honor bo stowed upon him. _ I'riMlnna nml Rp^c'al Dlspntch to tho Intelllgcneor. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.?Pen alon certificates have been Issued t West Virginia applicants as follows: Orlfllnal?Honry W, Dlsher, Berke ley Springs. Increase?Knoch Roberts. Rockdalo William H. Homer, Wheeling. othor, certificates Issued or'- Lewis V Try, original pension, Coal Center Washington county, l'a.; Andrew .1 Weaver, restoration and Inctonse, Hal brook, Greene county, l?o ; Andrev Klnkade, Increase, Wollsvlllo, Ohio. SheJton Clark has been nppolntci postmaster at Union, Monroe county West Virginia, nml Benjnmln T. Jonoi at Vonltln, Washington county, l'a, (mi in o'liiitrrl<'iirMiiniiItdlrra Jin. 1, Kpf liil Dlfpitrh to the Intnlllgenccr. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Nof 7.?If li announced that Commissioner Fore man, of the Internal revenue bureau will retire from office January i, imh and lion. N. II. Scott, of WheelUlgiWll at tin* Annie limn be appointed hiic oced him. Commissioner Foreman has formed i Inw partnership til l ust Ht I.onN, fill tioli, where he will engage In practk' upon th" expiration of Ills term ni commlseloner. f'f'ffrtf * Au'llMif llllll, Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer, WASHINGTON, i?. c.. Nov, 7.-Thrr< Is some difficulty Iti reaching eonelua Ions at lb" war department In respee tn the bid i for I he Impi ovemenis on ilu Ohio mid Moiionnnhola rivers, resprel IvHy. Ulds have been received for tin construction of Inek't .1, 4, f. and (I, bu i rott Imve n filed (ijtftlnii nwordj in tho lowest bidders on varloni Kioundd, and tht?f will have to bo tils Dosed uf before IImil notion. I MONEY MATTERS 8 rg l\ Many Interesting Propositi* a 1- Have Ueeu UcccivcJ ; BY MONETARY COMMISSI lr "d For the Ilcfurm of the Hunk tug uu<l < ie rcucr Byitaiu of the Country ? n Bobcint That Command! Great All ^ tlou and Study? It U Highly Kudo [g by tin Prominent Financial Autli P Ilea?Needed llcforma la the Proi '.j Allutloi and Currency Laws* l- ? e WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.-Th? mi U tary coram 1 sal on is receiving In anti g to Its Invitation many interesting- piv anions for reform of the backing 0 currency nyatam of the country, among these is one from John C. Bui ,p which, coming highly endorsed, at, it ? m by linanclal authorities, has comma ed great attention and study. Mr. 1 1 iitt's plan touches ov<?ry branch of r problem ueroro uio comiamuu, aim 13 provisions in outline are as follows: r(j That aJl of tho outstanding currc ,k obligations, amounting to about p ;r 000,000, shall bo taken up and canoel y being replaoed according: to business l^encles (under the direction of a < d rency lx?ard, composed or the Presld s- secretary of the treadury and oompt lor of the treasury) by tliree per ? 11 bond* There Is to be but one ktnd of a rency, namely, national bank notes, deeiuuble In gold at the bank of la and a selected bank reserve, and tl notes are to be Issued gradually to place United States obligations as latter are required. These notes ar aooured by a depostt of 15 per oen " (fold In the tr^Hury, by 16 par cen Kold In the bank vaults atiu by a rc lien upon all or the bunk's assets, as -e us by a special provision giving the f ernrnenl the right to assess all nat1< banks when needed to make good n r* of a defaulting bunk, the notes of vr] n would then be redeemed by the gov< inent. A ta* Is to be laid upon the ba n to cover the expenses of the curre 11 board, and the balance held to secure domptlon of notes In gold, but If this " ceeeds $10,000,000 the surplus muy covered Into the treasury to pay fnte on United States bonds and for gen Thia fa* ahnulfl h#? onA-hnl one per cent, or one per cent per aun rr an tho commission shall elect. Power should be given to bank? ur permission of the currency l>oard to _ crease the not* issue when dem caused by unusual financial emergen >r such Increase to bu subject to a tax, ,n be determined from time to time by , currency board) upon the note w in circulation; the tax ui?on the note be at a rate which would put a prest l- upon the banks to lake up tho n i, when the emergency has passed. ;a Silver and subsidiary coins should Id redeemed in gold by the United St le government when demanded. T1 c amount to about 1100,000,000. No i lo should be issued for lowrthan flvedol] y National bunks should be constralne y exofcange notes now out for new lesu< is surrendering notes as they receive tb r. Customs and duties of ail kJnds :o the government, should bo payable < !- third In R\>ld and two-thirds In b; a notes. This Is necessary to supply >- government with the gold required ie It to pay interest upon Its bonds, red is silver and for other purposes, d The legal tender quality of gold silver should remain us now provided o law, and they should be the only li !f tender except to the extent of two-th d of customs duties and taxes due it government, which should be payobl< e bank notce, as above stated. Confer i- on the currency board power to regu d the issue of bank notes from time i- time In lieu of the government curre r..Hv..,i iififl in nuthnrl7.r? now brink* j i- branch banks to be established w c and where and with such amounts i- capital as the board may deem it pre o and expedient, and with power alsc r Increase the amount of note Issue by hanks required for t*he normal buslr, conditions of the country shal grov population and In busluness cxpons As banking: capital may bo Increa j by creation of new banks, the curre ' board should have power to adjust " note issue, whother normal or extrn i- (Unary between the new and old ba e ?no distinction being drawn betw 0 them. The ID per cent of gold upon the r t Issue deposited In the government tr< ? ury and the ir? per cent kept in b vaults should be counted as part of 1 25 per cent reserve on deposit in p tlonal banks. The system of clearing house cer , cates adopted by the banks in large cl ^ in times of panics should he legal Is I, They have proved to be most snluti I and there can bo no bettor evidence e the need of such n system than the 1 that it has been established by vol tary consent in times of panic. Vice President B. O. I/?ech. of the 1 tlonal Union Bank, of New York font ly director of the United States m has also presented a paper to the cc 0 mission, addressed not ?o much to merits of any particular form of ba . Ing system as to needed reforms of present minting and currency laws. ; favors branch banks, but doubts present advisability of making1 1 bank's assets the sol* basis of issue. t though that would be the true lop ] method. Nor does h? believe It net * rary to redeem all of the silver eoln , (. paper In gold, as the wants oi the pe* are fully adequate to keeping: In ncl circulation the SMO.OQ&OOO ,,r ihl* mo I now afloat, ns rvld?n&?1 by the suce< ful practice of France, In the went, so j and middle sections of the eounj Where gold is not called ft>r on exji account, this form of money euiihes all bull nets noedlt and practically tl in no difficulty lii st'curlng lis rodempi In gold through deposits In ba ' Moreover, the redemption by the gove - inent Of sliver would require the look , up of a large >11 rescrev In the tro ury, and oontlrtot the circulation, i Loeoh favors the repeal <?r tho m| May 31. 1H7S, requiring the re Isnuc United fliates notes coming Into x irenstiry, and would leave It optlo . With the treasury l?? re-Issue t'hesp ju , only in OAie "f need* Thli Alone , Innure the stability of the *taud:i He regards as pnmprcllve and not as mlnettl dAnger front the to ilnti in< 1 the jtrmni I >:.il paper money circi lion, and holleveo that It can be gra* , ally retired by the coining of silver l lion, both Into dollnrs and subsi.ll en|n?. Many panics, he thinks, are I jrra\ ated by ihe aooumulallon ?>f colli) bank deposits In New York, fi Whsnoe It Is drawn rapidly Jo t w, n< dod i hi i Oi Therefore he n ould m Ishr reserve ellles, and require nntin * banks throughout th c.?uitIry to U I about 16 per eent In cash In fMerVfl ii" ir own vnn ?. muring a. unlfc distribution of money, POLITICAL AMNESTY >. For Cuba am! the fUlllppluM?"MjnUf tuna Thrt'?U" Mad* lu Now York [)US *? * * hpuln. MADRID, Nov. 7.?The cabinet council has approved the proposal of political amnesty for Cuba and the Philippines. The government denies that Che action to be taken with regard to the remarks made by Lieutenant General :*r- We"Vl?r to the deputations that waited On? upon hlm ahortly before he left Havana is the result of any suggestion on the ten- subject received from Washington. No rftcil communication has been received from ori- l,U! American government on that matter. cut jjj Liberal referring to "mysterious threats made in New York by people interested in separatist affairs" and to the revelation of gigantic Immoral >ne- speculation," says: "No doubt anxiety twer has been greatly increased during the lust twenty-four hours. It is known " that the Cuban revolutionary comraltan" tee is trying to place war bonds among and filibusters, offering ridiculous and lmHtt, aginary guarantees. The committee loos proposes also to stamp dollar pieces 'redeemable when the Spanish troops have evacuaieti euua. 3ul- "We have done everything to nature the peace In Cuba and have thereby aeiltJ quired the good will of Europe ana International rlRht. Therefore we anould not tolerate offensive Interference, and sncy wo can meet tranquilly any compllca100, tlons arising out of such Interference, lied We do 1101 be,,ovo lho United States ' government will associate Itself with ^ex" those adventures, but even Hhould thin IU^" happen, we must not deviate from the enJ? line of conduct that honor and duty f?l" dictates." ;ent Tllft government has received a cable messago from the autonomic leaders In Cuba accepting on bohalf of the party ref the appointments tendered representaJJJ** tlve autonomists on the nomination of "V5? Marshal Hlanco, amonx them the pro*y~ vlnclal governorships which have been assigned as follows: t of Province of Havana, Senor Jose Brui j zon. flru! Plnar del Rio, Senor Marcos Garcia. " Puerto Principe, Senor Rafael VasZl! "alio. [T Santiago de Cuba, Senor Enrique Caueh S^nor Francisco de Armas, a refor' L mist, has been appointed Rovernor of Matanzas province. >ncy WEST VIBGINIAN SHOT. f re ex- Ilia Wlf? Crazed With Grief? Accidental be Tragedy at ITot Spring*. rest Special Dispatch to the Iatelllceacer. erul little KOCK, Ark., Nov. 7.?c. i. am. Powel1' ot Mlddlebourno, W. Va., wbb shot and fatally wounded last night by ider P? J- Htromberg, a young man from Mlnjn. neapolle. Stromberg aiid Powell and and several others were In the parlor of the ?? Bnrlnera Utrnm. Clttf HUIIIIIBM/M ?"1' ' ?? ^"w"" /to berg was exhibiting a pistol to the Q.Q crowd, when the weapon was accidental*, ally discharged, the bullet entering ? lo Powell's abdomen. Mrs. Powell was present, and Is crazed otca w,lh WW- 'qh* hftB been unconscious ever olnoo the accident occurred. The men were friendly and had no mlsuni h?? derstnndlng. Stromberg Is connected * with the Minneapolis.Tribune. Ho was arreatcd and locked up. ""ie ON 10 KLONDIKE. ?U*B. _______ d 10 , Tlnnkrra and Other* In Search of - by |lir Gulilrn I'lffcc. ^ NEW YORK. NOV. 7.-The steamship )n<?_ City of Columbia, which will leave this unk city for the Klondike gold region via lJu' Cape Horn on December 1, was visited ky to-day at her dock, foot of Slxty-ulnth L,cm street here, by over 6,000 people, half of whom wore women and children. Nonr1y all of the thre* hundred men and 1 women already booked for the passage I'gal visited the steamer during the hours It 11X13 was open tor Inspection, betide a largo i? number of invited guests. Among the B ln latter wore H. A. Herbert, former sec"P" retary of the navy; General II. V. late j3oynton, E. V. Co mack, of Phlladol1 , phla; the venerable ex-secretary of ncK Nicholas IMddle; C. P. Huntington and D. 0. Mills, and a delegation of aeven*1 ty-flve business men nnd bankers of nor Philadelphia, who are Interested In the to project of sending- out the Columbia, the Sixty of the passengers already bookless 0(* are 'orna,e'q' ,ht? niajor portion of r In whom nro married women. There are a Ion y widows among them. Thlrty-flve of the women are chaperoned by Mrs. II. 8. Gould. .lA The youngest passenger will be a tor- l>oy ?* BevCT1 who will accomnks P?ny h,s mother to tho far north. Three een ' nurses and Ave physicians are among the passengers. The men In the |0te party Include six lawyers, ono banker nnd twelve Yalo students who have ?nil nbandoned their studies for the perils "he of the Klondike. na- passengers rome from nil over the country nnd Canada. The City of tin- Columbia will be In charge of Captain llo!, E. C. Baker. It will reach Seattle In jod Apll and on the way to the Horn will ^rv' stop nt several of the South American of' P?*?- w ^ Yellow F#T?r Mtnutloii. un" NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 7.?Thorp tin* been a big decrease In the number of ^a- yellow fever cases since yesterday and ier- tho situation Is Btlll further Improved. Int. Very few places are now quarantined >m- against New Orleans and there has the been a general revival In business, nk- Tho record of deaths to-day Is: Mrs the rhllomena Wild, Julia Angell, John He Morgan, I). La parte, Rosarlo Thornathe bono, Guiseppu Tuti.allo, Thomas Trimthe ' I- MOBILE, Ala., Nov, 7. ? Tho number I1'" 1 of?'HHi's of yellow fever continues to fall 't'fj off fivm last week's big average. The ana report to-day Is the most favorable since pie the first week of th<* appearance of the Ive fever Four new no deaths and ney eighteen recoveries. uth MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 7. ? No n^w try. cnHo.i and ono duath?Mrs. A. Carrtco, ' ort was the fever record hero for to*dn.v. 1 for The president of th board of,ihealth to- ' i're night ' Xprer -'il the opinion that furIon thor of'ti ?lr development of tho tllr*nk. ossdwtt practically at an snd? and that rn- Memphis would sooft bs entirely froo log fruin any Inflection. , litnrrratnl, of MILLVJLLE, N. J? Nov 7,-Whlle "r Itlohnrd fllmpklns and Charles Wiser ] mil W(,r'- ^vnlktnjf through the Mt. Pleasant | ' eemotsry to-dav they wore lUrUM by , finding that the grave of Mrs l'ho?f?e 1 Till >n had be -ii opened and Ihc !?>? 1.V I,. " exhumed. They followed tho track* ( whsre Hi" body had been di ifirod, and \ ., al-?nt 2<?(? yards In lIto wood* found the i , " c.ir|Mo cut ( !"'" with /id (txi' from bn-.tnt to i" Ivln, and tbf In-nrt mh.-diiK, The po- 1 Lu' ilos have no < , lilts (Joltl strllts III Mniifniin. ,,,,,, rlllfAOO, Nov 7. A cpfclrtI to (lie i hen Tribune from unite, Mon.? says: A 1 toU troM M>*id ntnkr nil bMn nidi on rial uppet Hmo ofiok a lodf# iitindlni I r i n. nr. n li' 'i. md 1111 <M?a! I? runnln-'. Ill $|lMi to tin- ton, him I d I mi nvoit'd. urn and tho people In that |mt*l of (ho itili are wild with oxcltument. I ONLY THE EMBERS Left of What was Once a Princely Florida Hotel. THE WORK OF INCENDIARIES. A It* Aagasiluc llowas of Pnbllo Enterlalnmtul Worili a Qurt?r of a MUlltii Dollars Totally Destroyed by riro-Tha "Fir* lings" Cat lluUi In lb* Bastion Plp*s Which PnviHlMl EffwUft Wark on ths Pari of til* Fir* DtpartMBl. Other llotal Proprietors fiturdiafl Against llutllar Disaster. JACKSONVILLE, FU.. Nov. T. ? A! flpedal from St. Auguttin? to tto? Tlmtst'nJon Citizen ?ays; The hotel Ban MYu* w, ww vi inn uu?i uuu uma whibikw lou? hotel properties In this city, was burned to the ground thJn morning, entailing a loss of about 1250,000, with less than $50,000 Insurance*. It wus a few minutes past 8 o'clock this morning, when Jake Masters, from the Ontugus residence, discovered fire In tho boiler room of the hotel Ban Maroow Ho Immediately fired u pistol, and notified Edward McBrid.e who has charge of tho property, ? d who lives In the hotel. Marshal JUgch a-nd OfRoer Bennett wore Boon on the ucene, and after firing tholr pistols an alarm was sounded. It was dlBcovered that the Incendiaries hud cut the Are bell rope, and steam whistle** had to bo resorted to. Those Who gathered at tho first call did not wait for the engines and hose, but attach ?d tlio hotel hose ro the well on ths grounds, and commenced tho fight. One engine reached the soene, but Its work wan delayed* owing, presumably, to tho "Are bugw" havtng cut hole# In the suction pipes which supply water from the hydrant, and In screwing up the couplings so tight that time was lost in loosening them. The flames npr?ul from wood shed and boiler room to the Kitchen, and then to Ihn lUnlnir riwn and thintrf Thaak structures were three stories high. and to the west of, but connecting with the main building, which was six atorles high, with towers In tho oentro and on each wing. Hundreds of men assisted In removing tho furniture from the main floor, and a large quantity was taken out, tho main floor being almost entirely bare before the fire drove tho worker? away. It wo* not tinttt the flames set Are to the main building that the burning structure presented its most awful yet fascinating picture. The blaxe not only Illuminated the entire city, but could be seen for miles around. In a few houra the structure was reduced to ashes. The owner of tSie San Marco hotel was William Ileale, & real estate dealer In Boston, and was leased to McDowell St Palmer, and would have opened nert month. Fearing further lnomWarlsm those in charge of the Hotel Ponce de Leon have ordered steam up constantly, In order to furnish water pressure at a moment's notice. The citizens of tho city bava offered 1500 reward for the capture of the incendiaries. ? Horned to Death. HALIFAX, N. 8., Nov. 7. -Ths residence of George Tullock, about, three miles from Halifax, was burned to the ground last night. Mis Mary Walker, sister of Mrs. Tullock, and a four-yaarold child of the Tullocks were burned to death. _ Prominent Reformed Minister Dead. ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 7?Rev. Alfred J. C. Dubbs, D. D., died to-day, aged 71 years. Ho was ordained minister of the Reformed church In 1851, held fhnriwia In AI1?n(AWn Afld WM ILAflifftiLnt to his father, Rev. Dr. J. S. Dubbs, In the church Jn which th? liberty bell vu hidden during the revolution. He held the Salisbury charge from 1857 to 1871 and from 1876 to 1S92 was pastor of the Balom church In Allentown, which he founded and built up Into the largest congregation In the Reformed churoh, having 1.700 members. Ho was for many years a school director, was trustee of the Keystone State normal school for fifteen years and director of the Allentoim national bank for over twenty years. Rev. Dr. Joseph H. ? DubbB, Audenreld professor of history and archaeology at Franklin and Marshall college, Is his step-brother. Krllgotia Jtibllrr. A LB ANT, N. Y., Nov. 7.-The greatest religious Jubilee that this city has" ever seen closed to-night the three days' celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Catholic church in New York state. Dignitaries of the church were present and taking part In to-day's services were Most Rev. Sebastian Martlnelll, apostolic delegate of the pope; Rt. Rev. T. M. A. 13urke. bishop of Albany; Rev. M. Lavelle, rector of St. Patrick's cathedral, New York, and president of tho summer school, and Rev. Dr. Frederick Z. Rooker, secretary to the apostollo delegation at Washington. Nf\*?p?|M-r Off)?* RTO JANEIRO, Nov. 7.-Last night a large mob broke Into and looted tho offices of the Republican. Although tho plan was generally known, tho police were powerless to prevent the atlack. Th." Republican had made Itself particularly obnoxious by Its criticisms upon the government policy In connecII >n with the recent campslgn against the fanatics and by Its attacks upon President Monies and General Marcado mttenrourt, the minister of war, who was fatally stubbed during the disturbance Hint followed the attempt upon the president's life last Friday aflernoon. _ I nitflrtiird Ihr Solr. ST PAUL, Minn., Nov. 7.-Judge W. . 11. Sanborn, of the United States ?lr ull ouhrt, has confirmed the government foreclosure sale of the main line nf the lTnlon l'aelflc railroad. Most of 1 he distinguished ctiunnel who were In . rlty representing vurlulls parties In Interest were present when tho formal :>idur was made, ^rnlltri I'iiiithi for 'I'm.tiny. For Wt M. iu lYnnsylvanla, thirntenlng v.ftthrr, with showera; warmer, lliiht variable winds, becoming southerly For Oh! . thranicnlnir weaiher and rains ivariner; brisk southerly winds. i oi \Ve*t Virginia, threa'anlns weather, nrllti showers; warmer, southerly winds. Tpiii|h riilutr. Tim temperature Haturday observed >y Metitiepf, druggist, cuffirr fourteenth Hid Market streets, was as follows; 7 a in 4? I * p M ! a. In 4* 7 p in 10 a in R2 | Weather fair. Niimtnyi 7 n in. 3S I !t p. in 47 1' a. in 7 p in 48 2 in 47 | Weather, rain.