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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 78.
BRYAN'S PAY FOR SILVER SPEECHES Senator Thurston Replies to Senator Stewart's Attack. SILENCE OF AN ORATOR Democracy's Leader Has Not Denied That He Was Hired by Mine-Owners. REASON FOR HIS MUTENESS Direct Charges Made by Democratic Newspapers Permitted to Go Unreluted. OMAHA, Nebb., Au^. 16. — Senator Thurston has sent to Senator Stewart of Nevada the following open letter: To Hon. William if. Stewart, Washington D. C— Sir: On return from recent campaign tour 1 find your open letter ol August 1, which you co kindly gave to the press of the country be fore awaiting ita receipt by me. In your letter you refer to the address deliv ered by me at the Chautauqua Assembly at Madison, Wis., on July 3. You must have known when you penned your letter that I did not make any charge against Hon. William J. Bryan of any kind whatever; that I did noth ing except to read portions of an editorial pub lished :n tbe greatest Democratic journal of the West, the Chicago Chronicle, on the 11th of last July. The editorial read by me is as follows : "There was a time when the owners of the big bonanzas of the far West were glad to occupy by purchase seats in the United States Senate. "Sharon, Stanford, Fair, Jones, Stewart and others gratified their fancy in this manner until the novelty wore off, and then they dei>u tized attorneys and other employes to take their plnces and vote for protective tariffs and free silver. "Of late years, owing to the encouragement that they have received from the Republican party, which 'always does something for sil ver' when it passes a tariff bill, the proprie tors of the big bonanzas have found it profit able to keep a laree number of orators, lectur ers and other spokesmen on the road preach ing to the people already limping as a result of bites by the free-silver cur, the sovereign remedy of applying the hair of the dog to the wound. "Among the many who have been thus em ployed and carried on the payrolls of the big bonanzas for a number of yeart is William J. Bryan of Nebraska. Tbe paid agent and spokesman ior the free-silver combine, he has not since his retirement from Congress had any other visible means of support." I did not, directly or indirectly, even express an opinion as to the truth or falsity of the charge thus clearly, explicitly, unequivocally and editorially made by a great Democratic newspaper, reputable and responsible. I did say, and I still say, "that the man posineas the advocate of the downtrodden masses of his country— the man holding; a crown of thorns in one hand and the bugaboo, a cross of gold, in the other — owes it as a duty to every man, woman and child in this country to say whether that charge, thus publicly and deliberately made, is false or true." Now, my dettr Senator, you must have known, and you did know, when you indited your open letter to me, that the charge was not mine; no, not even by adopuon; that I had not even expressed an opinion with re spect to it, and that I no more than fulfilled my duty as a citizen in insisting that Mr. Bryan should tell the American people whether or not the charge made by the Chicago Chron icle was true. One word from Mr. Bryan on the 12th day of last July would have set the public right; one word from him on any day since that time would have accomplished the same purpose. The charge thus editorially made by the Chronicle while the Chicago convention was still in session was reproduced in many of the leading journals of the country: it came to the attention ol Mr. Bryan's own paper, the Omaha World-Herald, of which he was at the time editor-in-chief, and the only reference ever made to it in that paper was on the 15th day of July, when in its editorial column ap peared the following under the caption "In Whose Pay?": '•The Chicago Chronicie wants Mr. Bryan to explain in whose pay he has been since he was dropped out of Congress.— Sioux City Journal. "Mr. Bryan did not drop out of Congress— he stepped out — but he has been in the employ of the World-Herald and it is generally conceded that he has fully earned his salary." The press dispatches from Lincoln, Nebr., show that Mr. B/yai was asked on the first day of August to make such answer as he might desire to the charge of the Chronicle, as read by me at Madison, and the press re port i« to the effect that Mr. Bryan had noth ing to say, except that he would answer in due time and manner. In a recent issue of the Chicago Post, another prominent, responsible and reputable journal, I find the statement that Mr. Bryan's stated salary from the silver-mine owners, or the Silver L-ague, was $6000 per annum, paid to him in monthly checks, which went through the Lincoln banks. Then Mr . Thurston quotes an article in a recent issue of the Philadelphia Ledger, written by Major John M. Carson, in which that gentleman says that in 1892, wben Mr. Bryan was a candidate for re election to Congress from the First Dis trict of Nebraska, he was materially as sisted in tbe i xpenses of his campaign by donations from Denver, Colo., which funds, he sai i. were placed in the hands of the chairman of tbe Congressional committee. Judge Broady, and announces that as a result Mr. Bryan was elected by a majority of 140 votes, and more than re paid during the Fifty-third Congress the money expended in his behalf. Continuing, Senator Thurston says: These are only a few of the direct and posi tive charges of a similar kind which have ap peared from time to time in th» most reputa ble and responsible newspapers of the United States. I would be the last man in the world to assail the character of Mr. Bryan. I have not done bo in any In.Uf.nce or by any word of mine. Mr. Bryan is a candidate of a great party. It is not just to the American people that charges of this kind should go un answered. He is the man and the only man who can mcke definite and conclusive answer. Mr. Thurston suggests that Senator Stewart turn his batteries "upon those reputable editors and newspapers making tbe charge?-." In conclusion he says: The American people, however, can best judge as to whether or not tlic contributions THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL for the circulation of silver literature have been small if you will submit a detailed ac cnunt, and as you say that these organiza tions—referring to the American Bimetallic League and American Bimetallic Union— for which you stand as sponsor, can account for all the money received and tne use maae of it, I hope you will no longer delay in publishing your itemized balance sheet. I have no doubt it would be very interesting reading and be greatly appreciated by a waiting public. Permit me to suggest, in conclusion, that I know of no possible reason why the Bimetallic Union and its contributors should not employ orators or distribute literature. I concede that employment by your union is honorable, providing it is open and avowed, so that tbe peopie whose interests are bo vitally at stake may know in whose behalf they are ap pealed to. I now bope, my dear sir, that you will frankly acknowledge the undue haste and stupidity •with which you have misrepresented me in thit. matter, and I sincerely trust that you will immediately transfer to that great Democratic journal, the Chicago Chronicle, the honor of an opportunity to substantiate its editorial. BREAN'S FLBASAXT SABBATH. Goes to Church and Visits Historic Scenes at Tarrytounif X. t. TARRYTOWN, N. V., Aug. 16.— The brip-hter side of a candidate's life was ex perienced by Hon. William J. Bryan to day. He had, perhaps, the pleasantest Sunday since his nomination. In company with General Samuel A. Thomas, the New York capitalist and prominent Repub lican, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan attended divine services this morning at the First Presby terian church in Irvington. 0. J. Smith took the nominee driving in the afternoon. Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Smitb and Mrs. Sewali were in the party. They visited scenes of historic and legendary interest in Tarry town and vicinity, including the bridge where, according to Washington Irving, the headless horseman threw his skull at Ich&bod Crane. They alighted at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and visited the grave of Washington Irving. In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Bryan and Mr. Sewall, John Brisbin Walker bad as guests at dinner this evening Albert Shaw, editor of tbe Review of Reviews, whose summer residence is at Irvington, and W. R. Hearst. Several friends and neigh bors of Mr. Walker called on Mr. Bryan and Mr. Sewall to-day. Part of the journey to-morrow to Upper Red Hook, the place where Mr. Bryan will write his letter of acceptance, will be made by boat up the Hudson. If it can be so arranged the Poughkeepsie boat will stop at Irvington for Mr. Bryan and his party, and the trip as far as Pougbkeepsie will be made by that means. Otherwise the party will board it at Yonkers. The boat is due ai Irvington about 9:30 A. M. Mr. Bryan confirmed to-day the dis patches from St. Louis and Baltimore that he had promised to speak at those places, but said the dates bad not been fixed. Mr. Bryan stated that he is not yet ready to give out his itinerary for the campaign. ARKANSAS POPULISTS. Possibility That They Will Xot Support Bryan for the Presidency. LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Aug. 16.— The Populist State Central Committee will meet in this city to-morrow to consider the September election. The Arkansas Populisms may conclude not to support Brvan, and may substitute the name of Norton of Illinois. An address just issued by the State committee is as follows: We call special attention to the People's party nominees for Presidential electors. These electors, ii elected, will vote for the People's party candidate for President and for Thomas E. Watson for Vice-President. The old party leaders are doing all in their power to disintegrate the People's party by false re ports. We are glad to say that they are not succeeding, but, on the contrary, nearly all the silver Republicans have come to the Peo ple's party and are attending their conven tions. Thousands of Democrats declare they will support Bryan and Watson electors. They much prefer Watson to Sewall. The commit tee nrges the party to give earnest support to our National, State and local tickets. There is nothing In the situation that is discouraging, but, on tne contrary, mucn to encourage. McKINLEY IS ELATED. Han net' x Report of the Situation Pitta, 7he Major in High Spirits. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 16.— Major McKinley spent the entire day at National Chairman Hanna's home on the lake shore. Mr. Hanna arrived from Chicago early this morning, and several hours were spent by the major and his manager in close consultation. Mr. Hanna, now that he has beard from every State as to the exact condition of affairs, is highly elated over the prospect, acd his encouraging news put the major in the best of spirits to-day. In tbe afternoon Colonel Myron T. Herrick joined the conference. Mr. Hanna will leave for New York to-mor row, and Major McKinley will return to Canton early in the morning. Colorado Democrats Indorse Teller. DENVER, Colo., Aug. 16.— Couuty con ventions of the Democratic party were held throughout the State yesterday, and in nearly every instance Senator Teller was indorsed and the support of the party was pledged to assist in his re-election next winter. Congressmen Shafroth (R.) and Bell (Pop.) were also indorsed by several counties. Congrensman Robinson's Defeat. WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 16.- At the Chester County Republican primaries last night, Thomas S. Butler carried tne county for Congress over John B. Robinson, the present incumbent. ENGLAND AND THE TRANSVAAL Chamberlain Attaches No Importance to the News About a New Treaty— Rhodes to Testify. LONDON, Eng., Aug. 16.— Joseph Cham berlain, Secretary of State for the Col onies, was questioned to-day regarding the statement made by the Sunday Sun to the effect that the Transvaal had entered into a treaty with a foreign power, con trary to tbe An^lo-Boer treaty of 1888, and that Great Britain had demanded an explanation from the Boer Government- Mr. Chamberlain said the Colonial Office did not attach importance to the news. ' Mr. Chamberlain will invite Cecil Rhodes to testify before the Parliamentary committee appointed to inquire into the administration of the British South Africa Company and into the origin of the incursion into the Transvaal by an armed force. Mr. Rhodes will probably be the first witness. Tailors' Strike About Ended. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.-Meyer Schoenfield, leader of the striking tailors, stated to-night that the striKe would prob ably be ended by Tuesday next. SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 1896. SLEW HIMSELF TO PLACATE WEYLER, General Ochando's Nephew Compelled to Commit Suicide. ACCUSED OF TREACHERY Given the Choice of Death by His Own Hands or an Execution. HIS UNCLE SEEKS REVENGE. A Duel With tbe Butcher in His Palace Prevented by Other Officers. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 18.-A dis patch to the Recorder, from Havana, says: Captain-General Weyler and Gen eral Ochando were tbe principals in a sensational affair which occurred shortly before the latter sailed for Spain. It seems that the death of General Ochando's nephew, who was a lieutenant in the Spanish army, was the cause of the trouble. There were ugly rumors in cir culation reflecting on the young lieuten ant. It was alleged that he was conduct ing a treasonable correspondence with Maximo Gomez, the insurgent chief. When Weyler heard of the rumors he summoned the young man to the palace arid questioned him. Weyler was ap parently satisfied of the young man's guilt and told him if he did not commit suicide within twenty-four hours he would be court-martialea and shot. The lieutenant left the palace, went to his room, and in six hours wad a corpse, having shot himself through the heart. Shortly afterward General Ochando ar rived in Havana and learned the true story of his nephew's deatb. Ochando was greatly enraged, and immediately went to the palace to call Weyler to ac count. The meeting of the generals was sensa tional. Ochando denounced Weyler in the bitterest terms, alleging that the lieu tenant was guiltless and had been driven to his death. Ochando teimed Weyler a murderer and butcher, and challenged him to a duel. Both men drew swords, and would have fought in tbe palace but for the interfer ence of otber officials. Two days later General Ochando sailed for Europe. He is greatly enraged, and says that he will make the affair public when be reaches Spain and demand Wey ler's recall. FEARS FOR A FILIBUSTER. A Suspicious Looking Cm ft Alarms the Fcopl* of hrunstoie'i, Ga. SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 16.— A special to the Morning News from Brunswick, Ga., says: Either a Bpanish gunboat or American man-of-war is patroiing the coast of the Brunswick customs district. Smoke from a large steamer was seen about noon by visitors to St. Simon Island, and later the shape of a large vessel, gen erally supposed to be the Spanish cruiser Alfonso, was discerned. From the fact that it is not positively known whether the Brunswick tug Dauntless made her escape to aea with the expedition which left ihe Satilla River bridge Thursday morning last the interest created by the appearance of this warship is thrilling and causes mucn excitement. THE A BAMS EXPRESS STRIKE. Ifeto Men Engaged at tfeto York andj Jersey City. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— The strike of the employes of the Adams Express Company continues in this city and Jer sey City, but everything was quiet in the yards and offices of the concern to-day. Tbe strikers held no meetings at tbeir headquarters here and none of them gath ered there in the course of the day. At the offices of the company Superintendent " WHIP ON BEHIND, MR. BRYAN." Miller gave out a statement in which he said that the company had engaged 130 young men to take the places of the strikers. SINGLE-TAXERS FREED. Walk From a Delaware Prison After Serving a Sentence of Thirty Days. WILMINGTON, Del., Aue. 16.— Arthur H. Stephenson of Pidladelphia, Victor Dunrand of Smyrna, Del., and Charles A. Brothers of Dover, Del., single-tax speak ers, were released from Dover jail to-day. They went at once to Philadelphia. Tbey had served thirty days for blockading the streets of Dover by public speaking, con trary to an ordinance, and were fined $10 each, but elected to go to jail instead. It is expected Judge Wales will cive a decision in the United States Court Mon day on the question of the constitutional ity of the arrests. Thirteen singletaxers are still in Dover jail. THE GAELIC'S CONDITIOM. In a Mud Bank, With Turelns Feet of , Water in' He% Bold. . LONDON, Eng., Aug. 16.— Later advices received here : state that the British steamer Gaelic, '-; Captain Pearne, if. from Hongkong, Augustß, for Yokohama, Hon olulu and San , Francisco, which was re ported aground yesterday at Shimoneseki, Japan, lies ,in a soft mud bank, with twelve feet of water in her fore-hold. A steamer is assisting her. . . . : . .... . . . _- ■ ■ TO PROTECT CHRISTMAS. Instructions to trench and Russian Officials in Crete. LONDON, Eng., Aug. 18.— The Times will to-morrow publish a dispatch from Canea, Crete, saying the French Consul and a Russian naval commander at that place have received identical instructions to assume the protection of all Cretan Christians. CHOLERA IN EGYPT. Over a lhousand Deaths From the Scourge Last Week. CAIRO, Egypt. Aug. 16.— The official cholera statistics show that during the past week there were 1091 deaths from the disease throughout Egypt. The total number of deaths since the outbreak of the scourge is 14,755. NEW YORK'S SAD SUNDAY, Four Hundred and Sixty Funer als in Tnat City and 200 in Brooklyn. Heat Victims Are So Numerous That Burial Facilities Are Inade quate. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.— 1n this city to-day were held 460 funerals and in Brooklyn over 200 people were buried. Friday, Saturday and Sunday saw more burials than any seven da.ys of which cemetery book-keepers can rind recorded. Of tbe 1810 persons who died in this city last week nearly 500 died Thursday ni^ht, Friday and Saturday. Because of the difficulty in securinu caskets, hearses and carriages, or even undertakers' service be yond the simple and most necessary, nearly all the funerals for that period were delayed until to-day. Thirty-six hearses were borrowed from adjoining towns in New Jersey, and twelve from Philadelphia for to-day, and several NiW York undertakers, whose rush was over, loaned hearses to Brooklyn friends. Other hearse* were added "to Brooklyn's supply from Long Island towns, as there were nearly one-fourth of the week's 876 dead in that city still un buried. At the cemeteries the crowds of visitors were enormous and the tolling of the gate bells continuous. So many graves had been called for that the force of nearly 300 men at Calvary bad been increased by over 100 diggers, and the entire number worked night and day. All day Father Costello stood in the chapel at Holy Cross and pronounced the benediction of tbe dead. The funeral trains also approached the chapel in double lines, the hearses massed around the entrance, where bearers waited with burdens and the weeping relatives until tbeir turn came to enter. Factoiy Hunted at Green Bay, Wisconsin GREEN BAY, Wis.. A'lg. 16.— Fire in tbe factory of th. Green Ray Planing Mill Company to-day almost totally de stroyed i he plant, involving a loss of about $40,000, on which there is a partial insur ance oi about $20,000. DEADLY CYCLONE VISITS ALABAMA, Twelve Negroes and Three White Men Known to Be Killed. MANY OTHERS INJURED. Trees Hurled Through the Air and Houses Shaken From Foundations. TELEGRAPH WIRES ARE DOWH. Hundreds of Farmers Lose Their Entire Crops by the Wini and Rain. MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 16.— News of a deadly cyclone that passed through Perry County, Ala., Thursday, was received to day by the Herald. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon it became very dark, the barome ter began to fall and a heavy rain de scended. A terrific wind caused trees to be hurled high in the air, while the strongest bouses were shaken from their foundations. Twelve negroes and three white men, names unknown, are known to be among the killed and many others were injured. The list of dead may be greatly increased when news is received from other places in the country. The meager details given above are from Augustine, sixteen miles from the nearest telegraph station. The cyclone's path was through the interior of the county, which cannot be reached by wire. Hun dreds of farmers lost their entire crops by the wind and rain. FURIOUS STORM IN NEBRASKA. lire Horses Killed by Hailstones and Great Havoc Wrought. SYRACUSE, Nebb., Aug. 16.— A storm of wind, hail and rain from the northwest struck this section of the country with fearful energy about 6:30 p. m. Saturday. Trees, barns, out-buildings, window glass, fruit and corn were severely damaged. It is estimated that the corn crop is one-third destroyed. The tract of the storm was about two miles wide and twelve miles long. Many windows m stores facing north were broken and goods damaged by water. John Carpenter, living three miles east of here, had five horses killed in His pasture. There was no telegraph com munication with the outside world until this morning. Lightning Kills Tu>o Little Girls. NAPANTEE, Okt., Aug. 16.— During a heavy thunderstorm this morning three little girls were crossing the river in a row boat on their way to Sunday-school, when hghening struck and killed two of them and rendered the other unconscious. They were all under 13 years of age. The two killed were named Lindsay and Ellis. MOONSHINER CAPTURED. A Xebraskan Whose Easy Life Aroused Suspicions. BEATRICE, Nebb., Aug. 16.— Revenue officers descended on tne home of Jolin Rowallsky, a resident of this section for many years, and arrested him on the charge of operating a still. In the base ment of the house was found the remains of a distilline plant. The moonshiner made no defense, admitting that be bad made liquor, but claiming he had never sold any. Rowallsky has always been a puzzle to the local police, who observed that he never toiled, but apparently lived in good circumstances. In addition to the btill was found bottles labeled with the different names of fruit. SALVATIONISTS IN COACHES. Extended Tour Planned by Staff-Captain Blanche Cox. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 16.-Btaff- Captain Blanche Cox of the Salvation Army has entered upon a new style oi work to be conducted by the Woman's Cavalry Brigade. The members of the bri gade, seven in all, will make a two months' trip through Maryland, the Vir ginias and Delaware in a coach provided with all the necessary accessories to the army's peculiar style of meetings. They will meet Mr. and Mrs. Booth-Tucker, the new commander of the army in the United States, who will conduct the meet ing to-morrow and dedicate the coach. A trip of more than a thousand miles has been planned to cover the cities and towns where tbe army has not been planted. _ COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO. The "Mme. Sans Gene" Company Will Ar- rive on the Coast Next Tuesday. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16— The largest theatrical organization that goes out of New York this season leaves to morrow morning on a special train direct for San Francisco, where it opens ti>e latter part of the month. This troupe, the "Mrne. Sans Gene" company, will in clude, besides Kathryn Kidder and Au gustus Cook, such well-known artists as Harold Russell, Wallace Shaw, Willis Granger, James Cooper, Florence Lincoln, Catherine Campbell, Judith Muse, Louise Draper and others, numbering fifty-eight persons in all. All the orisinal furniture, scenery, costumes and other stage acces sories will be transported across the coun try on this train, which will include three baggage cars and four Pullmans. The company will arrive in San Francisco ou Friday, the 21st inst. PICNICKERS DROWNED. Three Persons Swept Off Their Feet While Hathxng. MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 16.— Two men- Arthur Walker and Robert E. Lee— and two women — Viola French and Margaret Curry— were with a picnic party that went to Dog River early this morning to spend the day. While in bathing at the mouth of the river Walker and the two women were swept off their feet by the tide and all were drowned before the eyes of Lee, who was powerless to render assistance. Lee swam with the tide, and after a des perate struggle of thirty minutes was res cued alive. ' PENNSTLYANTA BANKS AID. Gold Proffered to Assist in Maintaining the Reserve. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 16.— At a meeting of the. council of administration of the Pennsylvania Bankers' Association, held yesterday, the following was unani mously adopted: Resolved, That this council earnestly recom mends that tbe banks and bankers of Penn sylvania,as a high patriotic duty, follow the ex ample of the banks of New York, Philadel phia, Boston and Chicago and deposit at an early day largely of their holdings of gold with the Treasurer of tbe United States in exchange for legal tender notes to assist the Government in maintaining the gold reserve intact. ___________^___» TWO AERONAUTS KILLED, Frank Jacobs' Balloon Bursts and the Parachute Fails to Open. Professor Borsen Drops into the Fork of a Tree and His Neck Is Brok n QUINCY, 111., Aug. 16.— Frank Jacobs of Cincinnati, a balloonist, made his one tbotmnd and fifth and last ascension at Baldwin Park this evening. Jacobs and a local aeranaut, Ed Dudley, were to give a balloon and parachute race. Both bal loons were cut loose together and when 150 feet high Jacobs' balloon burst. Jacobs cut loose from it with his parachute. The parachute failed to open and Jacobs shot downward at a terrific rate of speed. He struck the ground feet first and was picked up in an unconscious condition and carried to the show tent, where be died a half hour later. Both legs were horribly mangled and his neck and two ribs were broken. Jacobs' wife and child were among tbe spectators. DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 15 —Professor G. Borsen, a balloonist, was killed here to day when descending with his parachute. Ho dropped into the fork of a tree in the grounds of the Oak Cliff College. His neck was broken and he was a dead man when cut down a few minutes after the accident. PRICE FIVE CENTS. LOST IN SETTLE MOUNTAIN WILDS, A Four -Year -Old Child Wanders for Six Days Alone. SUBSISTS ON BERRIES. Each Night Tiny Hands Prepare a Couch Beneath the Giant Oaks. FOUND AFTER A LONG SEARCH. Rescued Unharmed From Forest Stamp ing Grounds of Bear and Cougar. PENDLETON, Ok., Aug. 16,-For six days four-year-old Emma Nelson of Su sanville wandered alone on a mountain where the roar of the bear and screams of the panther »re beard nightly. On six: evenings, as the sun disappeared in the west, she made a couch beneath some giant oak and lay down to sleep, the awful noises of the forest sounding in her ears a wild lullaby. The little one is safe at home now, found and returned after a weary search by scores of men in the mountains; and that she was spared from death is regarded by the simple mountain folk as miraculous. Verily, there is One who watches over the weakest of his flock. Little Emma is a rosy-cheeked miss, with bright blue eyes and dimpled hands and chin. She lives with her parents at Susanville. Her papa is the village post master. Not far from the little one's humble home are the stately, snow-capped Blue Mountains. From the summits of snow of the highest peaks the view is enchant ing and extends into three States. Off to the north is Washington, to the east Idaho and all around Oregon. Away to the north the great Columbia River winds itself like a silvery thread, now through fertile valleys and now through Bandy wastes, where sandstorms strong enough, to interfere with railroad traffic sometimes occur. The country is of a wild aspect, and the mountain fastnesses hold many a secret of the doings of Indians in days ions passed, of prospectors who never returned to their homes, and of cattle- thieves who were dealt with according to the primi tive law of the land. The people of Susanville gave a picnic over a week ago in a grove in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It did not differ from other picnics. There were sports for the children and lots of good thing3toeat, and the simple mountain people had a merry day of it. When the people were ready to start for home little Emma was nowhere to be found. There was no trace of her from early in the afternoon, when her six-year-old brother saw her going in the direction of Settle Mountain, gather ing wild flowers as she went. "Settle Mountain 1" exclaimed the country folk in horror. It is the most dangerous peak in the entire range and is the stamping ground of bears and cougars. "She'll never be found alive," was the verdict of tbe hardy mountaineers as they shook their beads doubtfully. All that night and for several days and nights afterward men searched the moun tain fastnesses for the lost one. Their hearts failed within them when the still ness of the night was broken by tbe vicious growl of the cougar, and when in daytime they saw numerous bears feeding at the berry bushes. In the afternoon of the sixth day the searching party came upon a clump of weeping willows, by which passed a small stream. Not one of the searchers had the slightest idea of finding the little one alive. Little Willie was riding in front of his father on a horse, which was accustomed to rough trips in the mountains. "Papa, 1 - 1 said the boy, "if my Jittle sis ter isn't dead, 1 ttiink she is not far from that stream. She loves to sit near the river and make bouquets of the wild flow ers that she gamers." As the party neared the clump of brush Mr. Nelson was startled to hear a voice »ay: "Hello, papa: 1 have been looking for you e»er so long. Mr. Nelson clasped his child in his arms ami hugged her as no father ever hugged a child before. "I knew I was lost, papa,'* the little one said, "but I was so sure I would meet my papa that I kept on walking." Emma told tbe searchers that she had made a complete circuit of Settie Moun tain, having traveled nine miles. How she escaped the cougars and bears is a mystery. She slept wherever she could find a resting-place and subsisted on berries and the flesh of a calf which had been killed by a coyote. The little girl sail she was frightened only once while in the mountains. That was on her third day out. She awoie that morning on the edge of a precipitous cliff. The big fir trees in tbe valley a thousand feet below looked like walking-canes. Had she made the move during her sleep she would have rolled off tbe cliff. COLLIDED WITH A TROLLEY-CAB. One fireman Killed and Three Injured! While Going to a Fire. BUFFALO, N. V., Aug. 16.- One fire man was instantly kiiled and three others seriously injured early this morning in a collision between truck 6 and a Sycamore street trolley-car. The truck was on its way to a rire'on Leopold street, and while crossing the streetcar tracks at Woltz ave nue was struck by tbe car. Ladderman John Fielark was instantly killed, and Michael Roseburg, Charles Schomerstin and Fred Jockey were badly injured. The Coroner has not yet fixed the responsible ity for the accident. A Descendant of Jefferson. BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 16.— Mi*. Ellen Wayies Harrison, widow of Wil liam Bayard Harrison of Upper Brandon, Va., died yesterday at the borne of Alex ander Randal) in this city. Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of the la;e Thomas Jef ferson Randolph of Edgehall, Albemarle County, Va., and was tbe oldest living de scendant of Thomas Jefferson.