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=- = ? " HLELI^G. . TA., WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2s7l900. ~^TOE TWO CE^ST SENATOR BAVi TO THE TOl ifler a Heroic Struggle for Life, The Brilliant Statesman Passes on to His Fathers. ME NATION'S GREAT LOSS. Jv all Odds, Most Pronounced Leader oi the Scnate-His Knowl= edge of In!eraalioaal Law. rrORY OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE. ST. PAUL, Minn.. Nov. 27.?United tates Senator Cushman Kellogg Davis, hairman of the committee on foreign elatlons of the senate, died at his lome in this city at 8:48 o'clock this renins, alter an illness of two months, le has suffered greatly during Ms slcktss, and gradually sank away, being p.conscious for several hours before eath and so far as known, suffering no aln. For more than a week It has been r.own that the death of Senator Davis as certain to occur within ;i short me. Although the bulletins issued by r. Stone from day to day made no .isltive statement to this eff':ct, they evcrtheless gave the impression that le case was a hopeless one. However., .the announcement came as profound shock to the friends, and felw townsmen of- the distinguished attstnan. who had been hoping jafnst hope.- ' Tho senator's devoted lfe. who has been in constant attendee upon his sick-bed had never lost jpe. The senator, in his moments of eidlty expressed a strong determlnadr to recover and within the past eek told United States District Attoriy Evans, who had been admitted to * him, that he ivas positive he would on be well. 'Remarkable Xroh'^Will. Indeed, It Is the general, belief that m senator's iron will is all that has ?pt him alive for the past week. The serious kidney affection which develop;d on November 11, had refused to yield o treatment and his weakened frame vas unable to withstand the poisons eft in his system by these organs fallng to perforin their functions. On November 18, a serious change for he worse was noted. Previous to that he senator had been reported as haves occasional periods of delirium. On hat day, these deilrlous spells became nore marked and since then the lucid nttrvals have become less and less freicer.t until the senator was almost contantly out of his mind. In his dellrutn he raved of his congressional work, le would declare In vigorous phrases raiments of the nation's foreign policy. There have been many callers at the )avls home, but no one was admitted o the sick room. A Wife's Devotion. By the senator sat his wife, who, deplte the doctor's order that she go to est, refused to leave the bedside. Her 'lgll has been a long and trying one, ut sin? has borne the ordeal bravely cd If wifely devotion could have saved he dylijK man he would have been aved. Kven in his delirium the senaor wns quick to notlcc her absence roin his side and would tosa feverishly bout until again quieted by her pres Hvc. ?> non rationui, ne assured ner h<it he would oxve hla recovery. J fhlch ho never seemed to doubt, to her itnvavorlng cheerfulness and encourS*mcnt. Second only to Mrs. Davis n his devoted attendance, has been the *nator's aged father. Although past lghty-flve years of age, the elder Mr. ^avla has borne the terrible strain with ireat fortitude and has watched over sick bed of his distinguished son *i'.h tender solicitude. The senator's "othfr has herself been very feeble of a'e and ahe has not realized her son's flndltlon. Every day there have been delved hundreds of cable and telegraphic messages of Inquiry and sympathy. First Sign of Illness. After his return from the Maine enm)a'8n in September, Senator Davis was rouhkri by twinges of pain In one of 1,8 fret, to which he paid little nttenlor|.thinking It due to some ncurnlglao onrlltlo*> which would noon pass. He *san an active campaign In thin statej ranking at Duluth, September 21, and ' Alrxandrla, Minn., September 25. JurinK iho latter speech he suffered 0 Kr?atiy that he could not wear his HO';. Hp returned homo at once and VAa ^rflortd to bed by his physician. A <Jiiys later an operation ivaa perornvd but ho fallnd to Improve, and a oiinultitt|r?n of phyHlclaim wna callfd. toctora Htono, Lankaster and Rothock participated. An oporntlon on 'clobor 11 vvuk Immediately benotlclut n'l a further operation wan performed Jctobcr 21. it wan at first believed the wjiH one of blood polwonlnff, caused y Infection through a sIlRht nbrnslon Mils foot from the dye of a blade Ik NinrJdnpf find the operations drew th<? accumulation of pun. His conI'nprovcd stendlly until Novotnbor w^on ho erew worse and Dr. J. 11. Murphy, iho Chicago specialist, wns IS YIELDS I ICQ OF DEATH. sent for, a consultation being held the next day. Gangrene Development. At that time n slight gangrenous condition was-discovered and an opera-1 tlon waa found necessary, removing a portion of one toe. The wound healed well and the physicians were hopeful of the outcome; However, on November 11, kidney trouble became apparent, both nephritis and diabetes, complicating the cafe and making his condl- 1 tlon more critical. Another consultation with Dr. Murphy was held November 13, confirming the previous opinion and settling the presence of the kidney trouble. Dr. Murphy had been uangulne of the senator's recovery up to this time, but upon the discovery of the fresh complications, he privately expressed the opinion that the case was hopeleys. Since then the patient has steadily grown worse. Sketch of Senator Davis. . Cushnian Kellogg Davis was born In Henderson. Jefferson county. New York, June 1C. 1838. During his boyhood he held for some time a position as telegraph operator in what Is now a suburb of Milwaukee. After his graduationfrom Michigan University he entered the law otllce of Alexander W. Randall, afterwards governor of Wisconsin. In 1S60, Mr. Davis began the practice of law and also took an active part In the campaign resulting In election of Lincoln. Two years la.* . war having come, he closed his law olfice to enlist hi the volunteer army. He served for two years In the army of the Tennessee in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, part of the time on staff duty. In 18F>S he was elected to the state legislature and two years later was appointed United States district attorney, serving five years In that position. Elected Governor. In 1873, by a majority of one vote, he was nominated by the Republicans for governor and elected by a majority of 5,496. Governor Davis declined re-noinInatlon and resumed the practice of law. During 1886 many of the s:ato newspapers advocated his election as United States senator, and when the legislature of 1887 met, Senator McMIU Ian withdrew as a candidate for vrplpr.tinn nnrt Mr. Davis recplvpil cverv vote. -'* * t? ' * As a student anil an authority on International law, Senator Davis furnished briefs to President Harrison and Secretary of State Blaine on the Chilean dispute and the Behrlng Sea controversy. His advocacy of new locks at the Sault Ste Maris ship canal carried to a successful result legislation the wisdom of which has since been amply demonstrated. Tcreign Relations Committee. At the beginning of his second term, Senator Davis was placed on the committer on foreign relations and when Senator Sherman was transferred to the cabinet of President McKinley he was placed at the head of that Important committee. In 1S95-C many friends of the senntor pressed his name for the presidential nomination, but before the state convention to nominate delegates met, he withdrew and McKinley delegates were sent from Minnesota. Durlntr the past four years Senator Davis' positions, as chairman of the foreign relations committee of the senate, and later as one of the Paris pcace commlslsonerc, have kept him prominently before the public of all nations. He was re-elected without opposition In 1889 for his third term. Senator Davis has been twice married. His first wife was Laura Bowman, and after she had secured a divorce from him, he married in 18S0, Anna Malcome Agnew. Becausn of his Intimate knowledge of the various reciprocity treaties now pending he will bo greatly missed In the senate. HOT FLASHES. The population of Oregon is 413,530, as ngalnst 313,707 for 1890. The house committee on military affairs Tuesday met for the purpose of considering the new army bill. The supreme court of Indiana yesterday decided that the law prohibiting the piping of natural gas outside of the state Is unconstitutional. The United States will retain possession of the Isle of Pines, whatever the final dJftpo.fitJmi of Cuba, say* a Washington dispatch to the New York Journal and Advertiser. The Actors Church Alilanco of America has lx*gun an active campaign against Sunday theatrical performances, and Its members promise to keep it up until actors havo one day of rrst In seven. A IIU J 711KL Ol WIUMI, ill'! j\11: ui; i!Xplorer, has completed his arnngemeritH for the relief expedition next spring to Frnnr. Josef Lund In search of the Norwegian ninchlnlHt Htookkcn And the two Italians who wero lout during the recent expedition. The Btato department Tecelved a cablegram TuMdsiy from United States Minister Hunter, ut Guatemala City, announcing that he had Just received from the Uondurlan government a draft for 510,000 American gold ns Indemnity for the killing of Frank Penrn. The Htato board of canvassers of New Jersey, have coinploted the canvas* of vol on for presidential electors. The total avurago vote for th?? different clcctorul tickets was: Republican, 221,707; Democratic, 164,808: Prohibition, 7,181; Social Democrat, 4,009; Social Labor. 2,074; Peoples, CCD, John Carney, a diamond thief of considerably notoriety, confessed to have stolen fli.OOO worth of diamonds from Karlc's Juwolry store la Philadelphia, last Juno. His confession llburutes William Henderson, now In Jail charged with the orlmo. Carney Hays bin real name la James A. Iianulnter and that his hortiM* In Toxniv I PLOT TO ASSASSINA ? > - <r LONDON, Nov. 27.?According o> ning Standard to-day, a plot to as 5| twenty foreigners are concerned, h J> It appears tliat the conspirator w signed to be blown up Sunday, wb % Johannesburg, but the police and 3 ^ ed the conspiracy. Ten men, mo These details, the Evening Standaj i, verify. % LONDON, Nov. 27.?The war o patch from Lord Roberts, dated Jo] v*> "As reports of a plot against n $ think you should know the facts. % plot in existence, and five Italians y "were arrested November 10, and <v intentions were to explode n mine tbo morning service, held at 11 o' TO ASSASSINATE M'KlNLEY. Hoboken Police Receive a Letter Telling of Such a Plot?Government Has No Information on tho Subject. NEW YOUIv, Nov. 27.?The police of Hq^oken, N. J., have received a letter alleging the existence of a plot to assassinate President McICintey. The writer of the letter gave in his communication the name of the alleged chief conspirator, which the police refuse to make public at this tline. The letter which is illegibly signed, is as follows: "SIR:?Having almost thoroughly assured myself of an anarchistic plot against Ills Excellency, McKlnley, I j consider it my duty to advise you of the name of one who is mom than suspected of being a leader, whose name Is found In the enclosed slip. He is a fugitive from Justice and a dangerous man, having been convicted several times, and on the last occasion being sentenced to Ave years Imprisonment for an anarchist attempt. "My statement can be verified on appealing to the prefect of police at Paris, France. In the course of the past year he had concealed with him a man named Francloe, the author of an anarchist attempt at Scranton, where ho mortally wounded an agent of the police." The writer of this letter, the police say, has been located and his story will be investigated. WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.?Chief Wllkie, of the secret service division, said tha?. the government had no information \vhaicvaF-ojvrthu-4utojeci. ADVISOHY BOAHDS Of the Associated Press Elected at a Meeting of the Members. . NEW YORK, Nov. 27.?At a meeting of the Associated Press, tho following advisory boards wore elected. Eastern division?William C. Relck, New York Herald; J. W. Bailey, Philadelphia Record: W. H. Mathews. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle; Charles II. Taylor, jr., Boston Globe; P. C. Boyle. Oil City Derrick. Centra! division?Deivan Smith, Indianapolis News; Thomas Recs, Springfield (Ills.) Register; J. H. Tweedy, Milwaukee Sentinel; Samuel Strauss, DC3 Moines Leader. Southern division?E. B. Stahlman, Nashville Banner; Berlnli Wilklns, Washington Post; Joscphus Daniels, Raleigh News; W. J. Crawford, Momphis Commercial-Appeal; A. H. Belo, Galveston News. Western division?E. B. Coe. Denver Times; P. II. Lannan, Salt Lake Tribune; Harrison Gray Otis. I.os Angeles Times; Alden J. Blethen, Seattle Times. Folitz Case to the Jury. Special Dispatch to tho Intelllgencor. HUNTINGTON, W.Viu, Nov. 27.?Tho case of tho state against George Politz, the Greek who killed his business partner In this city, is nearlng its close. The case went to the jury at a Into hour this evening, but no agreement was reached and the Jury will he held tomorrow for further deliberation. The jury is said to be about evenly divided between finding Politz guilty of murder in the first degree, and involuntary manslaugher. Garnbrill-Nelly. Special Dbprttch to the Intelligencer. PARIvERBBURG, W. Vs., Nov. 27.One of the most brilliant social events In this city for many months was the wedding of Mr. George K. Gambrill, and Miss Ida Nelly, at Trinity church this evening. Over 400 Invitations were sent out and the church was crowded. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Scolley Moore. Afterwards an elaborate reception was held at the Nelly home on Ann street. Mr. and Mrs. Cin mhflll !/>Pf <> 4 0 ? m Cam ROBERT E. A. DORR DEAD. Wno Publisher of tho New York Mail and Express. NEW YORK, Nov. 27.?Robert E. A. Dorr, president of tho Mall anil Express company and publisher of that paper, (lied at his homo In this city to-day. Death was due to a complication of diseases. ]\lr. Dorr had been In 111 health for about hIx months. lie leaves a wife ami a son and daUKhtcr. There will be no change in the management of the Mall and Express Company. J REPORT OF POPE LONDON, Nov. 27.?Tho ropoi % reached New York to-day, was ha % by a small news agency. Tho J)oi when ho rocelvod in audienco tin < sinter of tho King of Spain. IE LORD ROBERTS. f I to a special edition of the Eve- <? sassinate Lord Roberts, in which % as been discovered. x s lnid a mine, which was de- jg ile Lord Roberts was in church at <i> * jord Roberts' bodyguard frustrat- $ JL stly Italians, have been arrested. = rd says, it has been unable to f 1 ffice publishes the following dis- & I iann?sburg, November 20: x ly life will probably reach you, I <r> It is believed that there was a $ i, four Greeks and one Frenchman % are now awaiting trial. Their $ o under St. Mary's church during < > 0 clock, on November 18." & I t( *3> FLOOD CARRIED \ a Destruction in Its Wide Path?Sever- ^ al Lives Lost?Pittsburgh Com- tl pletely Leluged. b PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 27.?After It three days of Incessant j;aln, a flood a unprecedented for this season ' of the is year find quite unexpected iti Its fury, H swent down the Monontrnhpla nnd Al legheny rivers last night. 0 In their rand rush the waters ruined '1 hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property, caused the loss of at least *1 three lives, 'temporarily threw out of t< employment thousands of workmen by ^ the forced suspension of the many In- n dustrlal establishments lining the a banks of both streams, and rendered fj hundreds of families homeless. 11 The fatalities are: ' ^ Frederick Itoppan, aged slxty-slx years, tripped and fell, breaking his neck, while removing goods from his ^ home. Joseph Davis and Joseph Flocker, ^ mill workers, drowned by the capsizing of a Rkllt* In the Allegheny. A November flood 1b quite common, ^ but It rarely reaches the^langor line, and for this reason the steady rains of ^ the past few day^ caused no alarm. ^ The precipitation had been heavier than usual In the mountains at the G headwaters of both rivers, however, and It was not until late yesterday that ri the warning was sent out that both u streams were getting beyond their A banks, and that there was a dangerous 11 llood threatened.. Three Drowned in Shanty Boat. Albert Evans, a flagman on the "West Penn railroad, reports that a shanty *Uoat with three traders whose names are unknown, broke from its moorlngH near Millvale, Pa., about daylight, and sunk in the Allegheny river, with all on board. The flood was the result of a general b rnlnfntl nvoroMnff " InnVlha Hw? I C water sheds of the Allegheny and Mo- * nongahela valleys. This rrfir. followed ? an average of three Inches precipitation. 11 which fell last week. If this rain had fallen during the months.of January, ^ February or March. Pittsburgh would have been visited by. the worst flood in its history, and the Hood of 1881 would^ ^ no doubt have been passed by several feet. The entire Ohio valley will prob- r ably now be flooded as the reports show that the Ohio has risen rapidly at many ^ placeR. Tho Water Receding. a At midnight the marks at the dam registered 23.7 feet and falling and all p danger has passed so far as Pittsburgh n is concerned. v One of the remarkable Incidents of n the flood was the wild ride of an empty fl S3,000 barrel metal tank down the Monongahcla. river to-day. Where It g came from lins not yet been discovered, but the huge vessel came plunging over 1 the dam at Lock No. I at an eight mile h an hour gait. It was in the middle of h the channel and met no obstruction un- t til it came to the Pan Handle railroad bridge. Here It struck the stone pier h with a terrific crash, rebounded like a 0 bnll and repeated the operation several times before it passed. Jt finally wound up its career by sinking In twenty-five ^ feet of water at a point opposite the mouth of Ferry streot, and Just where it will Impede navlRatlon when the river resunu-6 Its normal stajje. C. & 0. Had No Wreck, WASHINGTON*. Nov. 27.?At the ofllces of the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad, in this city, it was stated to-day that there Is no truth in tho reported wreck of a passenger train near Hlnton, W. Va. A landslide occurred at Allegheny station, Sunday night, which delayed tratllc until to-day. The road Is ...... Viiai, liunutii, .U1U WiUlltt JUC run- t nlng as usual. r m , m a Mrs. "KIdM McCoy Divorced. *' NEW YOHK, Nov. 27.?Justice Leven- t trltt, in the supreme court to-day, con- * firmed the report of the referee grant- v Ing a divorce to Mrs. Julia Selby, from Normnn Bel by, known In pufftltstlc clrclos as "Kid" McCoy. The divorce wum granted on the statutory grounds. ^ Weather Forecast for To-Dny. [J For West Vlrglnln: Fnlr Wednesday v and Thursday; warmer Wednesday; A westerly winds. f For Ohio and Western Pennsylvania: o CSonerallv fnlr nnil Thnrw. r day; frefill nouth to went* winds. n Locnl Toinpernturo. TIjo temperature yesterday, n? observed by C. Schnepf. driiK?jlnt, corner Fourteenth E nnd Market utrcctft. In as follows: 7 a. m 391 3 p. m 45 & 9 a. In <-! 7 p. in 41 ? 11! m . 4>|Weather, fnlr. " 'S DEATH FALSE. w *t of tho doath of tlio Pope, which < > sod on Pnrls rumors, circulated ? ntiff wr\?? quite woll ycsterdny, r 3 PrincoBB of tho Austria#, oldest 4' s; 2> FOUR LIVES lit AND'THIM iST EDITION?j:30 k. M.I NAIUKAL umxmbiua Lt 3 O'clock This Morning Demolishes a House and Injures Two Persons?Fire Department Summoned. This morning at 3 o'clock- an alarm f'firt? from box 47, corner Twenty-suo- . lid and EofC streets,- brought out the fe department to what was supposed ) be only a fire?but it was more. Mrs.'Helen Fladlng keeps a boarding < ouse at 2005 EofT street, and at the . our pnmed escaping natural gas exloded with disastrous results. A great mount of gas must have escaped, as ic explosion practically demolished io building. Its front was partially lown Into the street, while the rest of . bulges away out. The side walls arc lso out of plumb, and the entire house [ > in a decidedly shaky condition, and able to collapse at any moment. Mrs. Fladlng was sleeping In the secnd room from the front on the ground oor, and the explosion struck her with all force. She was badly burned about He face and arms and body. The ex;nt of injuries was not known deftniter. Dr. D. H. Taylor has been summoned. A little girl, name not known, was Isc badly burned about the body and ice, and was taken across the Btreet j.the City hospital. At 3:30, it was learned from the City cspital physician that the little girl's nndltlon was very serious. The most evere burns are on the nrms and legs, .t 4:15, it is stated from the City HosItal that the Injured girl will probaly die in a few hours. Mrs. Finding's Injuries, it is stated at :30 this morning, may result fatally, he Is In a precarious condition. The lire was extinguished by the hemlcal boys, without the use of 'ater. Inspector Chrlsman, of the Natural las Company, Is making an It'vestlgaion at 4 a. m. It Is believed the cause f the explosion was the weakness of a ubber kus supply pipe, which gave way nder the pressure of natural pas,which lied the house and was Ignited from lie illuminating gas jet. PLUNGED "lN THE OHIO. Ilcvclnml and Pittsburg1 Train Went .Down?One Drowned nnd Sevcant Hurt. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 2S.-At 1:15 Ills morning the night express for Cleveland, on the Cleveland & LMttsurgh railroad, was thrown into the >hio river, two miles below Beaver, 'he scants* Information at hand shows ne man drowned and four others badly urt. Drowned: Casey, Adams express messenger, tvecl at Cleveland. 1 Injured: j Frank Connell, conductor, of Clevo- 4 :ind, badly bruised. j L. Gouchanour, engineer, Cleveland, ( ight foot cut off. I J. A. Alien, Pittsburgh, baggagemas- , er, several bones broken. , John Tuylor, colored porter, sprained ml cut. ( The accident occurred at a point i 'here extensive fill-Ins have been made, , nd it Is supposed the high water hud | rashed the fill from under the track ^ nd let the entire train of engine and ive cars Into the Ohio. ( The railroad ofTlcials say no passcn- j crs were hurt. The excitement was indescribable. 'he pntwetigevs were compelled to ireak their way out from the cars by ( 'leaking the windows and climbing to . he rivet- bank. , The express messenger is supposed to ( iavc been Imprisoned by baggage, and , irowned. MRS. J. K. 3J00TH DEAD. j Vidow of the FamoUB River Captain Passed Away Monday. 1 Monday night, at the family home, in 1 rlarshall county, opposite Clarlngton, 1 'cenrred the death of Mrs. John K. 1 Jooth. widow of the famous river cap- ? nin, who died only a few weeks ago. Irs. Booth, who was in her seventieth ' ear, has b*en ill for several weeks, i nd her death was not unexpected. She . wis in Colorado last summer with the antaln. and her sickness followed the eturn home recently. Her husband.it 1 rill be remembered, met his death while \ Hoping ?bout in the dark in search if medicine for Mrs. Booth. She is urvlved by two sons and two (laugh- 1 erf,. The sons are Ernest and Eugene | tooth, and the daughters, both marled, Mrs. Ed Tingle, of Zanesvlllo, O., nd Mrs. Owens, of Cincinnati, lloth ( lanahters were at her bedside. i M i y. Booth left a peculiar request? < hat her remains he taken to Washlngon. 1'n., and there Cremated. This 1 k'lsh will be observod by the family. J Mrs. August Holf Bend. Yesterday morning, at 4 o'clock, nt he hom<* of her son. In Tiffin, Ohio, oe- 1 urrod thedenth of Mrs. Mnry Rolf, wife 1 r Colonel August Holf, of this city, , lanagnr of Wheeling Park. The cause . as apoplexy. The body reached ' Vheellng oarly this morning, anil the J unoral will occur ""Friday. The ne>vs f the demise of this estimable woman rill be received with grief In this community. 1 Milliner Assigns. j pedal Dispatch to the Intelllsoneer. ( STHUHKNVHjLE, O.. Nov. 1!7.~M!ks , lary K. Uudler, proprietor of a largo . illllnery store, assigned to-day to \V. . Taylor, l>q. Assets $10,000. Llnblll- 1 lea nearly 'as much. DIED. ; tOl,F~ On Tuesday morning, Novoin- p her "7, 1000, MAUY li., wlfo of AU- ? gust Holf, In the 77th year of her age. * 'unoral from the family rcsldotice, 8't * Fifteenth street, Friday afternoon, I at 2 o'clock. Interment at Greenwood cemetery. Special motor will . leave Sixteenth street station at 3 o'clock. Kindly omit flowers, ) OUT FEEN INJURED. Can of Nitroglycerine Exploded at Lazearville Yesterday After* noon witli the Above Result ALL WERE HORRIBLY MANGLED. Boys Bnilt a Driftwood Fire on River Bank and Placed the DeadIj Can in Burning Embers. SYMPATHY OF THE COMMUNITY. i The Dead. Harmon Finley, aged thirteen. Robert Finley, aged twenty-one, "Willie Davis, aged nine. An infant child, named Durig. The Injured. Harry Arbogast, aged eleven. Herman Arbogast, aged seventeen* William Nangle. "Will Blackburn. "Wesley Cusick. James Jones. Theodore Gilchrist. Alex. Gilchrist. Charles Thomas. Ralph Hahn. Thomas Kenny. .Tohn Bone. John Webb. A terrible tragedy was enacted in real ,!fe yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, n the industrial town of Lazearville, in Brooke county, about two miles above SVellsburg, in which four young llvei ivere lost and twelve hoys, ranging In lge from nine to twenty years, were lnlured, some seriously and others severely. It was another accident added to the long roll of tragedies ir. which ihe dread explosive nltro-glycerine has played the leading part. A crowd of about twenty-fivr young nen and boys had gathered on the river >ank at Lazearvllle during the afterloon, watching the progress of the flood md had built a large fire, using the Irlftwood1 that lines the water's edge 'or fuel. In the drift wood, one of the xjys picked up a can filled with some jnknown substance, and this was thrown upon the fire. Immediately there was a terrific explosion, the dejrls flying in every direction and strikng down every one of the score or mora )f hoys gathered around the flro. Harnon Fin ley, the thirteen-year-old eon )f Widow Flnley, was killed Instantly, lis brains being blown out. It Is thought he Is thi* boy who threw the :an of deadly nitro into the flames. IVIMia Davis, a nine-year-old bom )f Mrs. H. C. Moore, whs thrown a considerable distance by the force of the explosion and his neck broken, causing nstant death. Robert Flnley, aged twenty-one years, a brother of Harmon, received such severe Injuries that death -Misued at 0 o'clock last night. Will Nangle and Will Blackburn, son of ['rather Blackburn, wore terribly Inlured. and It is feared both will die. The other Injured boys, who, without exception It Is believed, will recover, ire: Wesley Cuslck, Jamea Jones, TheoJore Gilchrist and Alex Gilchrist (sons )f Alexander Gilchrist, the Laseanrlllt ?oal operator), Charles Thomas, Ralph llahn, Thomas Kinney, John Bone, and John Webb, all boys, ranging in ago between nine and twenty years. The news of the explosion spread through Lazearvllle with wonderful rapidity, and Hundreds were auructoa :o the scene. A hurry call, was sent to IVelisburg for physicians, nearly all in Ihe town responding- on the run. Tho njured boys were taken to tholr home^ inil everything possible was done by Physicians and relatives. The bodies of tho two boys, Harmon Finley and Willie Davis, were taken to ihelr homes, where the scene was one ot nost bitter srlef. Mrs. Flnley Is a poor .voman, who depended upon her two Doys for support, and with one dead uul the other dreadfully Injured and lying a few hours later, the case Is inleed onn to arouse tho sympathy of tho community. Harmon Flnley was employed at the Franlt fflass house in La*eurville, and had Just loft the works, first stopping: at his homo, where he mvo his mother the check for ins week y \\'iiffp, arid then rrcm 10 me river Jank nnd Joined the crowd of boys who ivere watching the rising river. Fifteen nlnutnn from the time he left his work it the kIhss house he was dead. The shock of the explosion, It Is as 'crtud, was tho cnu.'c of the death of Ihe Infant child of Mrs. Durlg, who Ives in a bouse only u short dlntnnco rom the sceno of the tra?edy. The Jhlld has been III for several days, and lied from the effects of the shock, which jroke the glass In many houses In the "Iclnlty. There Is a tradition that years ago a skiff containing a cargo of nltro-glycerne, Intended for the lower oil fields, tank opposite Lazcarvlllo. For a Iour lnVo steamboats would not land In the rlclnlty. II If- supposed the can that Igured In yesterday's tragedy wua a )art of thlK cargo. The Injured boys had eyes torn out, loses cut and fractured, urms luccritcd and bodies bruised.