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NUMBER. 340.
And the Exposition Is on a Firm
By Mr. S. M. Inman and Other Patriotic At
lanta Citizens.
Professor Palmer of the University of Ala
bam&Wns Elected Vice-President of
the “Aseociation of Colleges and
Preparatory Schools.”
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 7.—The director* of
the Cotton States and International ex
position met this afternoon and the chair
man of the finance committee, Mr. Sam
uel M. Inman, announced that he had
raised among a few citizens cash sub
scriptions to the amount of $1011,000 to
cancel the accumulated Indebtedness of
the exposition. This puts the exposition
on a firm financial footing, with gate re
ceipts increasing largely every day. Of
the $100,000 subscribed Mr. Inman heads
the list with half of the whole amount,
the other $50,000 being contributed by
members of the board of directors. Since
the opening of the exposition on the 18th
of September its available fund for op
erating expenses has been confined to
one-third of the gate receipts, as the re
maining two-thirds had been obligated as
a redemption fund on the $300,000 bond
issue last spring. As is the invariable
case with expositions, the first month's
gate receipts were not as heavy as ex
pected, and not until about two weeks ago
was the one-third of the gate receipts
sufficient to meet current expenses and
such other indebtedness as had been in
curred. In this way the exposition need
ed $100,000 to put it on a firm financial
footing, and by the liberality of Atlan
ta’s citizens the exposition cancelled this
today. The gate receipts yesterday
showed 25,000 admissions, and notwith
standing the faot that today has been
wet and the weather penetrating the ad
missions have gone beyond 20,000. More
than 30 per cent of the bonded indebted
ness has already been paid and the bal
ance is considered certain. The exposi
tion directors are very much gratified ad
being enabled to wipe out all accumulated
Indebtedness and at the pleasing reports
from all parts of the country concerning
Increased attendance. The railroads cen
tering in Atlanta are now bringing their
trains in double sections and the attend
ance this month will no doubt be three
times that of the first month.
Meeting of Educators.
A number of prominent educators met
here, representing the southern states,
and organized the Association of Col
leges and Preparatory Schools in the
Southern States. There are similar as
sociations in New England, the middle
states, the west, etc. The following Insti
tutions were represented: Vanderbilt
university, University of North Carolina,
Washington and Lee university, the
Georgia School of Technology, Wofford
college, Trinity college, North Carolina;
Tulane university, Mercer college, Uni
versity*of Mississippi, University of Ala
bama and University of Tennessee.
The association adopted a constitution
and by-laws based upon those of the as
sociation of the middle states and Mary
land. This constitution makes ineligible
to membership colleges without prepara
tory departments and schools pretending
to confer degrees. As a prerequisite to
membership colleges must enforce a min
imum of requirement in their entrance
examinations. Thus a line of demark
ation is strictly drawn between those in
stitutions which do strictly collegiate
work and those doing academical work
and competing with academies and high
schools. The association is to meet an
nually the first week in November and
its next session will be at Nashville,
Tenn. Its officers for the first year are:
President. George T. Winton, president
of the University of North Carolina; vice
presidents, Professor Palmer of the Uni
versity of Alabama and Professor More
land of Washington and Lee; secretary
and treasurer, Chancellor J. H. Kirkland
of Vanderbilt university.
Resolutions expressing the associa
tion’s sympathy with the work of the
public schools were adopted, and these
set forth as the opinion of the associa
tion that the best Interest of public edu
cation demand that four years of the
study of Latin be added to the curriculum
to the public schools, and at the earliest
practical moment two years of the study
of Greek.
The Cl in McRae Meet.
The Clan McRae held a reunion here
today. Members of this ancient Scotish
family were present from all the states
in the union. Congressman T. C. McRae
of Arkansas presided. He was made per
manent chairman of the clan. A. H.
McRae of Georgia was elected historian.
The clan will meet next year in Nash
Women Speakers Yesterday.
Mrs J. Gregory Smith of St. Albans,
Vt.: Mrs. Don Donnan of Chicago and
Mrs. Sumpter Means of South Carolina
were among the speakers in the woman’s
building today. Mrs. Means discussed
the question: “The South Carolina Law
ns It Relates to the Marriage Tie.”
Senator Tillman and Mr. Barker Made Thing*
Lively for Awhile Over the Dispen
sary Question.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 7.—The constitu
tional convention has been wrangling all
day over the important measure to allow
the state to obtain changes of venue in
civil and criminal cases, with a view of
having the dispensary law enforced more
rigidly. The convention at first struck
out the clause, then It turned around
and adopted the clause to allow the leg
islature to pass a law allowing changes
In cases it would select. Now an effort
is being made to qualify this so that the
grand Jury must recommend the change.
There have been some lively passages.
At the night session there was quite a
sensation. Mr. Barker of Charleston,
who had Just started to speak when the
hour for recess came and cut him ofT,
took the floor when the convention re
assembled and severely handled the dis
pensary law from Alpha to Omega, relat
ive many Incidents in its enforcement
which he regarded as outrageous and un
Senator Tillman took the floor in reply
and, announcing that his administration
of the dispensary law had been attacked,
he went for Mr. Barker without gloves.
The whole dispensary history was re
counted and the Darlington war was
fought all over again. Unparliamentary
language was used and a real factional
debate ensued. Things were extremely
lively for about two hours, the running
debate between Senator Tillman and Mr.
Ifarkere being dramatic at times. The de
bate. heated as It was. Anally ended by
Tillman and Barker shaking hands, the
former dramatically declaring that
henceforth Charleston and Edgefield
would be counties of the same state. This
took place amid a storm of applause and
a roar of laughter that the president
could not quell for five minutes. Then
the convention, by a close vote, adopted
Mr. llondersoags measui* to require a
true bill to be found by a grand jury be
fore a transfer could be made to another
county, and that no case should be trans
ferred to a county not in the same dis
trict as the county In which it originated.
Mr. Patton at a late hour offered a new'
section, to prevent the use of an injunc
tion as a preventive against crime. This
Is after another feature of the dispensa
ry law, one that has caused a man to be
imprisoned In the penitentiary without a
I rial by jury.
Mr. Patlon made a poyerful speech on
(he subject. The convention voted down
his measure. A motion to reconsider this
was pending w’hen the convention ad
journed. A motion to table the motion
to reconsider was lost on a yea and nay
vote Just before the adjournment.
The Fire Proof Bank Vaults Were Opened and
Everything Was Found in Good
New York, Nov. 7.—The vault of the
Umpire State bank, which was burned on
electlqn night, was opened this morning
arid everything found intact. The work
was supervised by President Conroy and
one of the directors. The vault runs from
the first floor to the sub-cellar. In the
lower compartment were old records and
in the upper one the cash and currency
books. Of cash and securities there were
about 11,000,000, <350,000 of which was
money. All the contents were trans
ferred In satchels to the temporary quar
ters in the old Bleeker street bank build
ing. policemen being stationed along the
route to provide protection.
The Manhattan Savings bank officers,
who were yesterday ordered out of their
partly burned building on the northeast
corner, announced this morning that they
had secured temporary offices In the old
Greenwich Savings bank building. The
money qnd securities to the amount of
about $800,000 in the vault of the Broad
way building were taken there early this
morning. •
Gaudnur Won the Singles, but the English
man Won the Four-Oared Bace.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 7.—An immense
crowd witnessed the final contest be
tween the American and English oarsmen
In tlje great regatta today and they saw
the tail feathers of the American eagle
plucked again. The first event was the
single scull, three miles, one turn, be
tween J. Gaudaur, Ras Rogers, Ameri
cans, and Bubear and Haines, English
men, for the world’s championship, Rich
ard K. Fox’s challenge cup and $1000. The
course lay like a great mirror, with
scarcely a ripple on it. A good start was
made, Gaudaur taking water a fraction
first and Rogers pushing along close be
hind him, but a little In the rear. Bu
bear and Haines evidently were Inten
tionally not In It and were dallying along
to save themselves for the great four
oared race to follow. About the first
•quarter post Haines dropped out and at
the three-quarters Bubear beat a retreat,
leaving the field clear to Rogers and
Gaudaur. From the three-quarter post
they got away together, but Gaudaur
succeeded in turning the stake a half
length in the lead. Down the course both
men did some good work, Gaudaur keep
ing the lead and putting daylight be
tween himself and Rogers with a long
easy stroke of thirty-three. He crossed
the finish about three lengths ahead in
21. Gaudaur’s time over the same course
last year was 20:49.
The second race was the great four-oar
ed contest, the greatest probably ever
witnessed in America. It was a close
and beautiful aquatic contest showing
the result of careful scientific training
and breaking the world’s record. The
oarsmen were: English—Bubear, Barry.
Hpjnes and Wingate; American—Teemer,
Rogers, C. Gaudaur and J. Gaudar.
Doth crews were loyal backers and the
Englishmen, and the Englishmen, in ad
dition to the purse, pulled in several thou
sand dollars. The race was three miles
with a trun. The start was a perfect one,
both crews taking water at the same mo
ment. but the Englishmen gained shortly
after a dozen or more strokes and at the
quarter stake led by a boat’s length.
From this to the three-quarters’ stake
the Englishmen with long easy thirty
eight stroke widened the distance. The
Americans strained every muscle and
came spinning after them, but the En
glishmen made the turn for homeward
stretch at least three lengths ahead. It
was apparent here that Englishmen were
going t win. Down the course the racers
flew, the plucky Americans bending to
their oars with hearty good will. It was
no use, however, and the Englishmen
gained at every stroke and they were
working clock-like and beautifully, and
when the quarter mile post was reached
the American practically went to pieces
anda the Englishmen crossed the line
two boat lengths ahead. It could have
Wen a dozen had the Englishmen chosen.
The time. 17:20Vt. breaking the world’s
record. The rrace was for the world's
championship nnd a purse of $1500. Itls
conceded that the Americans had the
best boat, best oars, best outriggers, but
, the Englishmen. In a four-oared scull,
outclassed them In regularity and even
ness 111 stroke. The English crew will
lardly leave New York before next week.
Snow Storm* in the West.
Black River Falls, Wis., Nov. 7—A
snowstorm has been raging throughout
this section of the state the entire morn
ing and about 4% Inches have fallen, be
ing the first snow of the season. The
forest fifes are completely quenched,
being buried under 4 Inches of damp
snow. * '
Winona. Minn.. Nov. 7.—Nearly 1 foot
of heavy wet snow has fallen here during
the past eighteen hours. The weather
still remains rather mild, but snow con
tinues to fall rapidly. This Is the first
of the season. _
To Break the Strike.
Devil’s Lake, N. D., Nov. 7.—A special
train arrived here this morning on the
Great Northern road with seventy special
policemen, eighteen new conductors,
twenty-five brakemen and three firemen.
The arrival of these men Is expected to
break the strike, as the delayed trains
have-been sent out with the new men.
•n*. «>rI> Mrm »atrolled hr deputies.
A Reply Is Promised in Two
The Disturbances Must Certainly Be Put an
End to.
And Michael Davit Substituted by the Irish
National League-Emperor William
Has a Socialist Editor Sent Up
for beven Months.
Constantinople, Nov. 7.—The British
squadron has been unable to obtain a
sufficient supply of provisions at Lem
nos, and has been obliged to go to Salo
nlca for that purpose.
In the representations made by the
fifteen diplomats to the porte yesterday
especial reference was made to the at
tacks upon Christians by Mussulmans,
the ambassadors Intimating that unless
such outrages were stopped the powers
would take the matter into serious con
Said Pasha, foreign minister, to whom
these representations were made, prom
ised to make a formal reply within two
days. Such combined action on the part
of the powers has not been taken In
many years, and it Is regarded as an In
timation that Europe is determined to
restore order in Turkey if the porte is
•unable to do so.
The new ministry was officially an
nounced this evening. The list published
is as follows:
Said Pasha, professor of the council.
A. Bdurrahman Pasha, minister of Jus
Memdieh Pasha, minister of the in
Gareid Pasha, minister of worship.
Zeuhdl Pasha, minister of education.
Mahmud Djelalledln Pasha, minister of
commerce and war.
Uewfik Pasha, minister of foreign
Sabrl Bey, minister of finance.
Aarifl Pasha, minister without port
Neither Halil Rifat Pasha’s name ns
grand vlzer nor the name of the Sheik
Ul-Islam is included in the official list.
Trustworthy accounts from Erzeroum
say that Turkish regular troops took
part in the recent massacre of Armenians
there, and the plundering of their shops
and houses. The condition of the Asiatic
provinces, these reports say, is deplora
ble, and a veritable reign of terror pre
vails. Several servants of English mer
chants have been arrested while leaving
the postofflce with English newspapers,
which were confiscated.
Timothy Healy Removed.
London, Nov. 7.—The Irish National
league of Great Britain held a meeting
today and removed the name of Timothy
Heaiy from their executive committee,
substituting that of Michael Davit there
Insurgents Are Active.
Madrid, Nov. 7.—A dispatch to the Her
ald from Havana says the Insurgent lend
er, Maoilmo Gomez, at the head of a large
force of rebels. Is advancing upon Santa
Clara, while the leader, Maceo, with his
command, is making his way through
the provide of Puerto Principe. These
movements of Insurgents are causing
great anxiety to Spanish authorities.
England’s Business Increasing.
London, Nov. 7.—The board of trade
reports for October show an increase for
the month In imports of £1,11)0,000, and
an Increase in exports of £1,680,000, os
compared with those of the correspond
ing month last year.
An Editor Imprisoned.
Berlin, Nov. 7.—Herr Lutgyen, social
ist, who was admitted to membership in
the reichstag, was today sentenced to
seven months' imprisonment for publish
ing an article insulting the emperor in
the Dortmund Arbeiter Zeltung, of which
hefis editor.
In the Robinson Impeachment Case—Opelika
Has an Opera House This
Opelika, Nov. 7.—(Special.)—Mr. E. R.
Adams, grand director of the Alabama
order of Knights of Honor will deliver
an address to the public at their hall to
The young men of the city gave an en
joyable dance at the opera house last
The Opelika opera house, after being
idle for several years, haB been leased
by Messrs. L. M. Cooper and J. L. Renfro,
two of our wealthiest young business
men, and a large number of first-class
attractions will be brought here during
the winter.
In the impeachment case of Judge of
Probate W. C. Robinson of this county,
now pending before the supreme court at
Montgomery, Judge Robinson's attorney
made a motion to dismiss the case, and
if that was done to suppress the evidence
taken by the state as no evidence had
been taken by the defendant, and to hav;
the witnesses examined orally before the
supreme court. The motion to dismiss
the case was overruled, but the testimony
already taken was suppressed as there
had not been a compliance with the stat
utary provisions In taking it. The case
was set for trial November 18th, at which
time the witnesses will be subpoenaed to
Montgomery to be examined orally.
Mr. J. H. Hayes, who killed the two ne
groes at Itoxanna, In thJs county, yester
day has been arrested, and will have his
preliminary trial before a Justice of the
peace at Waverly this evening. Capt.
T. D. Samford leaves today for that place
to defend him._
Another Heart Failure Victim.
Atlanta, Ga„ Nov. 7.—W. Rhode Hill,
an old and wealthy citizen of Atlanta,
died suddenly tonight of heart failure.
He war, a large wholesale liquor dealer
here for years._ _
Louis Hanvy Convicted.
Atlanta, Nov. 7-—Louia Hanvy, the wife
murderer, was convicted today and rec
ommended to the mercy of the court.
This means a life sentence In the peni
May Not Be Effected Just at
Maryland Republicans Will Make a Sweeping
Ohio Will Give Bushnell About 110,000
Plurality, and New York Will Give
Palmer Nearly as Much—Mis
sissippi Is Democratic.
Washington, Nov. 7.—The elections of
Tuesday last do not effect the present
ihembership of the United States senate.
Mr. Brice of Ohio, Gibson of Maryland
and Blackburn of Kentucky all will re
main in the senate until March 4, 1897,
so that they will participate In the two
full sessions of the congress which be
gins on the first Monday of next Decem
ber. The indirect effect of the elections,
lt‘ Is expected, will be to deprive the
movement for an immediate reorganiza
tion of the senate of much of its force.
The republicans could only secure con
trol of that body by making concessions
to the free silver advocates, Stewart and
Jones of Nevada, and the populist, Peffer
of Kansas. Their leading men have been
kyerse to taking this step, and now that
two republican senators from Utah are
aisured soon after January next, when
the legislature meets, there Is a growing
disposition to wait until the senate can
be organized by the republicans them
selves without entangling alliances.
There are other sources of supply to be
drawn upon.
A Republican’s Opinion.
Lexington, Ky„ Nov. 7.—Chairman
piunter of the republican campaign com
mittee says the republican majority on
Joint ballot in the next legislature will be
four or five. The democrats concede the
election of sixteen republican senators
and fifty-three representatives, making
Sixty-nine In all. They also claim the
ejection of twenty-two democratic sena
tors and forty-seven representatives,
Which makes them have sixty-nine on
joint ballot. Of the democrats fourteen
In the senate are for sound money and
twenty-seven In the house. Eight of the
senators are for Blackburn and twenty
representatives, which shows that a Joint
caucus of the democrats would stand
forty-one against Blackburn to twenty
eight for him. Chairman Hunter thinks
that the sound money democrats, or at
(east enough of them, will vote for a
republican United States senator to In
jure his election should the legislature
not be republican on Joint ballot. There
is talk In favor of Dr. Hunter for United
States senator. The other candidates
who are highly spoken of are: A. K.
' VHson and Col. Walter Evans of Louis
ville and John W. Yerkes of Danville.
McCreary will have no better chance
than Blackburn from the fact that the
republicans carried his precinct, town and
county and elected both members of the
legislature from his district, and his con
gressional district is also republican.
The seventh district gives a rousing ma
jority for the democratic ticket.
Nearly 100,000.
New York, Nov. 7.—Official returns
from nearly four-fifths of the counties In
this state, with unofficial, but practically
complete figures from the other counties,
give Palmer 600,980; King 603,811 votes, a
republican plurality of 97,169.
Complete figures on the vote for and
against canal Improvement are not yet
obtainable. In thirty-three counties
which have been heard from the plurality
for the Improvement amounts to nearly
175 000 Seventeen of these counties were
opposed, while sIsUwi were In favor.
New York. Rochester and Buffalo gave
suoh a large vota tlvat the adverse of In
terior counties went for naught.
Democratic Osins.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 7.—According to
the latest tabulation there will be In the
house of the next legislature 186 repub
licans and 61 democrats and In the sen
ate 33 republicans and 7 democrats. The
democrats have succeeded In Increasing
their number in both branches by 12.
They have gained 9 representatives and
3 senators.
Bushnell's Plurality.
Columbus, O.. Nov. 7.—According to the
unofficial returns received by the republi
can state executive committee up to 1
O'clock today from about three-fourths
of the county chairmen, taken In view of
telegraphic reports to the dally news
papers from certain remaining counties
and estimating the probable result from
best information obtainable in others, the
Indications are that Bushnell, republican
candidate for governor, has a plurality
bf 110,000 or more.
Virginia All Bight. »**•
Richmond, Va., Nov. 7.—Official re
turns from the election come in slowly.
Of the twenty new senators elected fif
teen are democrats and certainly three
and possibly five are opposition. The
districts in doubt are the Sixth and Six
teenth. Of the twenty hold-over senators
nineteen are democrats.
The house of delegates so far remains
aa follows: Democrats sixty-seven, re
publicans and other opposition twenty
tkree. _
The Only Party That Gained.
Boston, Nov. 7.—Returns from 268
towns and cities at the headquarters of
tlie socialist labor party give Ruther. so
cialist candidate for governor, 3124. The
e&hty-flve other small towns to be heard
fritim will increase the vote about 100. The
total vote In the state for the head of
the ticket last year was 3104.
It is estimated that the populists will
fall about 2000 below their vote of last
year At the headquarters of the soclal
u, it |s claimed that the socialist labor
party is the only party that has polled
more votes than last year.
Lebert a Sure Winner.
Denver, Col., Nov. 7.—Eleven armed
men are patrolling the corridors about
the office of county clerk In the court
house today. Richard Lebert, the present
county clerk, claims his re-election by 38
majority. By law he is the sole custodian
of the ballot boxes and returns until the
official count Is made. George Klndel,
his opposition candidate, and supposedly
elected, claims that fraud will be used by
Lebert should he remain In sole posses
sion of the ballots. He demanded admit
tance to the office, but was forcibly eject
ed. Armed men are now on guard to pre
vent further attempts of persons other
than the county clerk and his deputies
entering the office. No official election
returns have been announced. Consider
able excitement prevails and partisan
reeling runs high.
To Make an Investigation.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 7.—According to
official and unofficial returns from every
county in the state Hon. Lloyd Lowndes,
republican candidate for governor, has
a plurality of 19,039. In the five counties
carried by Mr. Hurst he led Lowndes by
only 1255 votes. As a result of the defeat
of the democrats on Tuesday Maryland
Is likely to have a sweeping Investigat'on.
Under the constitution of the state the
house of delegates Is the grand inquisi
tor and has full power to examine into
and Investigate persons who may be or
may have been in office under the law.
This duty and authority belongs to the
house alone and it has power to go Into
everything done by the state or those
holding public trusts. It Is proposed as
soon as the house Is organized by the re
publicans to have a committee appointed
to Investigate after the manner of tb/
Lexow committee all public officials a'^J'
ex-public officials in the state. In ad£*
tlon Senator Bruce, an anti-Gorman hold
over democrat, who has made a private
investigation into the expenditures of the
last session of the state senate, proposes
to have a public Investigation in to the
expenditures of the general assembly,
■which his experience has convinced him
are much larger than they ought to be.
Further Declines Are Reported in Bessemer
Pig and Steel Billets, but the Outlook
Is Promising.
Cleveland, Nov. 7.—The Iron Trade Re
view today says:
Further declines In Bessemer pig and
steel billets have taken place in the week,
though the volume of business is so small
that prices are less significant than the
fact that the week is drawing itself out
towards a time of year at which it Is
marked by quietness. But as the furnace
and steel companies show no disposition
to follow the market to the level which
speculative transactions have brought It,
the cutting of prices by producers Is In
nearly all cases traced to furnaces or
mills that got Into operation after the
boom had reached its height. The policy
of the leasing Interests that have been
pushed with orders for six months seem
to be to let small producers that are dis
posed to shade prices—fill up with busi
ness. The problem that then remains
Is whether there will come up orders
enough to stiffen prices again for those
who have held off. Bessemer pig has
ranged from {14.75 in the valley down
to $14. Speculative steel is still dominat
ing the billet market and with little buy
ing the price has gone below $20. Pitts
burg and transactions In the Wheeling
district have shaded $19.50. Car buying
has helped bar mills and forges, and axle
makers have not been so busy in two
years. Ore producers cannot name prices
for 1896, though it Is agreed that the ba
sis would be above that of the early ‘95.
The price of Connellsvllle coke is gener
ally expected to be higher by January.
With labor cost closely approximating
the level of 1892, with coke higher and
iron ore certain to go above the opening
price of 1893, there are substantial rea
sons for expecting a continuance of to
day’s prices in finished material. The
arguments to the contrary arc found In
conditions outside.
A Resolution Was Adopted Pledging the Sup
port of Confederate Soldiers by
Arms if Necessary.
Charleston. W. Va., Nov. 7—A meeting
of Cuban sympathisers was held at the
court house tonight, which was called by
the state camp of Confederate Veterans
and the Grand Army of the Republic.
The most significant part of the proceed
ings was the adoption of resolutions of
fered which pledged the Confederate sol
diers to maintain by arms, If necessary,
the rights of the American people in any
conflict with any foreign nation and
claiming that the principles embodied in
the declaration of Independence gives
the Cuban people the right to throw off
the Spanish yoke and to be reoognlzed as
belligerents. The resolution reads: "We
deny to our present executive the right of
espionage on our people to prevent them
as individuals to aid the Cuban people in
this war against Spain," and adds that
the constitution of the United States was
in a large part the work of a great Vir
ginian. The flag of this union is our flag,
the honor of America is In part in our
keeping and we will defend It against all
foreign nations, against executive usur
pation or neglect. Indifference or timid
ity of betrayal of trust.
An Entire Family Lose Their Lives [n a
Tenement Fire.
Brooklyn, Nov. 7.—The four-story brick
tenement at No. 311 VanBrunt street was
burned at 1 o'clock this morning. Six
persons lost their lives. The dead are:
Charles Ryan. 49 years old.
Ellen Ryan, Charles’ wife, 45 years old.
Johanna Ryan, 20 years old.
Sarah Ryan, 17 years old.
Maggie Ryan, 14 years old.
Lizzie Ryan, 12 years old.
The last four aje daughters of Charles
and Ellen Ryan. The fire started in the
lower hallway and extended to the root.
It Is supposed to have been caused by a
gas Jet in the lower hall setting fire to
the woodwork. The Ryan family lived
on, the top floor and were In bed when the
tire started. The other tenements In the
house got out safely.
Helping the University.
Charleston. S. C.. Nov. 7.—The move
ment started among the University of
Virginia alumni of South Carolina to
make a contribution to the building fund
of the recently burned Institution, was
Inaugurated here tonight with subscrip
tions amounting to nearly $400. The
movement will embrace all the alumni of
the university of the state, and It is be
lieved that the subscriptions will ulti
mately amount to a considerable sum.
Many prominent men are Interested In it.
Lucky Mr. Threadgill.
Lynchburg. Va„ Nov. 7.—Six months
ago Mr. F. M. Threadgill of this city
won a suit against the United States
Express company Involving over $50,000.
The time for taking an appeal has ex
pired and as no appeal has been taken
the Judgment is irreversible. Mr. Thread
gill will get between $55,000 and $60,000.
The board of mayor and aldermen hold
their annual election of city officers at
the first regular meeting In December.
Although the time is about a month off
yet. quite a number of applicants have
announced themselves.
In the Debris of the Journal
The En^ er Will Be Held by the Coroner’s
i' Jury.
£ -
/ ntil the Wall* Are Strengthened—The
Other Occupants of the Building Hod
a Miraculous Escape From Be
ing Mashed to Pieces.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 7.—The progress of
the men working on the ruins resulting
from yesterday’s terrible boiler explo
sion was very slow. After 2 o’clock this
morning, and from that hour until 6
o’clock, only two more bodies were dug
out of the debris. They are those of
Adolph Scrieber, foreman of Hiller's
bindery, and John Gordon, stereotyper of
the Detroit Journal. A larger force of
men was put to work about 7 o'clock.
At 9 o'clock the searchers uncovered
the nineteenth body. It was that of Jen
nie Neubauer, one of Hiller’s employes.
Five minutes later the body of Bertha
Weidbusch was dug out, and at 9:10
o’clock still another girl’s body was re
covered. It was badly burned and not
at once recognized.
The cause of yesterday's frightful ca
tastrophe was settled beyond all question
this morning, when workers on the ruins
got down to the boiler. The explosion
was caused by a dry boiler.
By 11 o’clock twenty-five bodies In all
had been taken from under the mass of
debris and three more had been added
to the list of identified dead. They were:
John Breitenbecher, employe of Hiller's
bindery; Rose Morgan and Kittle Leo
nard. Miss Morgan was employed in
Hiller’s and Miss Leonard was an em
ploye of John Davis & Co.
The two bodies unidentified at this hour
are those of girls.
A dry boiler, not a drop of water, tells
the whole story of yesterday's terrible
catastrophe, caused by an explosion of
the westerly boiler and maybe both.
This fact was definitely settled this
mortmlng when A! H. Whitmore, one of
the beBt boiler experts In the city, crawl
ed under the wet andj twisted timbers
and dug out the debris to the place where
tbe battery of boilers was located. The
easterly boiler ^as entirely gone and Its
head was found near the alley, in the
rear of the building. It hp.d parted Just
behind the dome and every tube was
broken oft clean. The westerly boiler,
was not in place, and It Is believed that
It also exploded. Boiler Inspector Mc
Oregor Inclines to the theory that both
boilers ^vent out and Is emphatlo in his
statement thht there wad not a drop of
water In the east boiler tfhen it went out.
It was ns dry as a powder mill, and when
they find the whole business the condi
tions will prove this. "I think,” he said,
"tiat both boilers were spilt across the
seams; If they had opened lengthwise
there would have been a Bide force that
wculd have taken the walls In both boil
Engineer M. R. Thompson, who was In
charge of the boilers, says there was
plenty of water in the boilers, but his
statement Is not believed. He will un
doubtedly be held by the coroner’s jury.
At noon the work of searching for the
bodies of those yet missing was practi
cally abandoned, pending the strengthen
ing of the walls of the Journal building.
The men continued to work, but were
making no effort to get at the place
where it is believed most of the missing
bodies Will be found. The sixty or sev
enty occupants of the Journal building
proper at the time of yesterday's ex
plosion had an almost miraculous escape.
The building was thoroughly inspected
by the board of building inspectors today
and It will be instantly condemned.
The building was found to be in a terri
bly shattered condition. TSke Inspectors
say there Is not a solid Joint in It. The
west wall is buckled 6 Inches, the east
wall is badly cracked at the floor and el
bowed several Inches out of plumb, the
north wall Is in an ”N” shape, and the
entire structure Is moved on its founda
tions. The Inspector said that In his opin
ion the west wall was swayed out fully 2
feet by the force of the explosion. The
Inspectors think It Is si- ’ - wonderful
that the building did not utterly collapse.
The board of Inspectors have taken no
formal action as to condemning the
building, but they will do so. The sur
rounding buildings, which also suffered
greatly from the shock, will be thorough
ly examined. Some of the employes of
the Free Press Job Printing house, which
occupies a building almost directly oppo
site where the explosion took place, re
fused to go to work this morning, claim
ing the building had been shattered so as
to render It unsafe. At 3 o’clock the total
number of bodies was thirty-one. The
last five were nothing but blackened
trunks, of which no Identification was
possible except by fragments of clothing.
The discovery in regard to the boilers
throws the responsibility upon the en
gineer and the owners of the building.
The former had been repeatedly warned
that he was too careless by neighboring
engineers, while the owners of the prop
erty had been given at least one formal
notice that he was negligent. The own
ers of the property are the heirs of the
late Congressman Newburry, who was
the business partner of Senator McMillan.
Tonight the engineer made his first state
ment of his view of the disaster.
One theory Is that the water from one
boiler syphoned into the other through
the feed pipe, bringing on unequal pres
After the coroner s inquest me mailer
of responsibility will probably be taken
up by the grand jury, now In session. As
all the families of the victims are in hum
ble circumstances Gen. R. A. Alger has
headed a movement to raise a fund for
their relief, some of the victims being the
sole support of aged parents. The fund
promises to be a large one. Three of the
persons injured yesterday are in a dan
gerous condition. They are Annie O’Don
aghue, Arthur D. Lynch, stereotyper, and
Albert Welder, pressman. The portion
of the Journal building which survived
the explosion was later in the day con
demned by the building Inspectors. One
of the undertakers who gained notoriety
yesterday by fighting for a corpse again
came before the public today. He was
at the Emergency hospital when Lizzie
Tappley breathed her last and assumed
charge. The idea of his having charge
was too revolting to the friends of the
young lady and they protested, but the
undertaker refused to give up the re
mains. The family protested to Coroner
Butler and lje at once made the under
taker turn over the body to the family

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