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EVENING BULLETIN. VOLUME XIII. MA.YSVILLE, KT., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2S, 181)4: VirWTT2K 'OJJ. THE I PEARTS EXPEDITION Its Members Badly Treated by the Lieutenant. ONE OP THEM INTERVIEWED. Mm. Tcnry'a Statements Contradicted by XV. L. Snyne, Private Secretary to the Expedition A 1'ubllo Statement Slay lie Made That Will Iio Very Startling Val uable Data Bearing on Glaciers Obtained. Philadelphia, Sopt. 28. Since tho return of tho Peary expedition from North Greenland on Tuesday last, there have been stories of dissatisfaction on tho part of the members concerning Peary's conduct of tho enterprise and tho quality and quantity of tho food ho compelled them to eat. Tho interview had with Mrs. Peary in Washington, in which she said sho was at a loss to understand the complaints, has caused much discussion hero, and yesterday afternoon the members of tho Sirty held a conference at the Bingham ouso, to consider tho advisability of making a statement of their reasons for dissatisfaction. Tho conference was held behind closed doors and lasted several hours. At its conclusion, tho members declined to state what had boon decided upon, farther than that it was not tho inten tion to make answer to JIw. Poary's statements at this time. Tho party has not yet disbanded, however, and a further consultation may bo held soon. W. T. Swayne, who was one of tho part and wont out with Peary as private secretary, said: "Wo are tinder uo contract with Peary. As regards dissatisfaction with his management, the only agreement that exists was made by us on board ship, while wo wero returning to Philadelphia. We then agreed that we would say nothing unless Mrs. Peary opened her lips. This I seo sho did. I consider myself at per fect liberty to speak. 'As for my contract with Peary, it has been broken by him repeatedly dur ing the course of tho expedition. "Uo ngreed that wo were to be treated as gentlemen. For one thing, I can say that Lieutenant Peary himbclf certain ly did not act as a gentlemen among gentlemen. "I seo Mrs. Peary has something to gay about the food. Lot mo give you our menu during the last two months of our stay, while wo waited for tho relief party. This menu was tho outcome of Peary's arrangements and was duo to insufficient provisioning in tho begin ning. "Breakfast Cornmeal mush, sprin kled by Peary with sugar and a sparing hand; bacon, with all tho fat fried out of it; an occasional spoonful of Boston beans out of a can; coireo. "Lunch Boiled seal meat, tasting like stale mutton flavored with coal oil; corn bread, tea. "Dinner Reindeer meat, when wo could get it; seal meat when wo could not; beans occasionally; and don't omit this ono half a slice of white bread; coffee. "On Sunday evening, as a special treat, we had for dessert one can of to matoes among the party, "What Peary and his wife had wo don't know. They lived apart, and not one of us was ever, during tho whole time, invited to their quarters. "Peary treated us to a lot of red tape and autocratic rule, that had serious consequences sometimes. I am lame on account of it. Ho would order some of us to go on a 75-mile 6ledgo journey to procure food for his dogs, and only give us an hour's warning, when half a day could havo been accorded. Tho hour did not suffice to dry our fur stockings, and wo ran tho risk of frozen feet. My toe, which lames me, was frozen in just that way. "And ono thing thatlcanadd.no Arctic expedition can ever succeed with a woman along to hamper it." It is understood that Professor Cham berlain of the University of Chicago, who accompanied the uuxihary expedi tion as geologist, has secured valuable data bearing on glaciers. Between July 25 and Aug. 2G ho made a personal ex amination of 17 glaciers, and he was Lieutenant Peary's guest at Anniversary Lodge for a fortnight. Tho other mem bers of tho relief party say he was really the only scientist who learned all ho went to'seok." AN ATTACK ON JEWS. Udltor Hluo of Tho Insurance Monitor Cnut.cn n Sensation. Chicago, Sept. 28. C. C. Hiuo, edi tor of tho Now York Insurance Moni tor, created a sensation at yesterday's Bessiou of the Firo Underwriters' Asso ciation of tho Northwest, by an attack on the Jews in his paper on the "Jow in Fire Insurance." Mr. Hiuo declared that tho average Jew risk is twico as apt to burn as that called an "Ameri cuii" ii sic Without making direct charges of in coudiarism, ho supported his statement with a lengthy argument and a long ar ray of figures and statistics. Ho said insurauco figures would provo his state inout corroct, and that ho could seo no reasou for "mincing matters." Mr. Hino's paper was followed by a hot discussion, and his theory was so voroly attacked. Ho appeared to havo but f ow supporters among tho dolegato3 present; most of them declarod that both his statistics and deductions wero wrong. jutrtnquuuo In Canada. Quebec, Sept. 28. Dispatehos from Chicoutimi and Bay St. Paul, east of hero on tho north shore of tho St. Law rence river, roport a light earthquake Bhook at 8 o'clock this morning lasting about SO seconds. FOREST FIRES IN MINNESOTA. Ono County Neatly Entirely Laid Waste by the Flames: St. Paul, Sept. 28. Moro serious forest firc3 are reported from Crow Wine COniltY. and snvnr.il fnrnMHna n feared. A dispatch from Braiucrd says u iargo pare 01 tnat county lias bcon laid Wfistfi hv t.Vin flvna whinl. ,,-,.. raging with terrible fury yesterday aft- uiuuuu, uuu prouauiy a aozen iarmors in thfl PflQfprn ntirl cAiifliovn .fa f Crow Wing county havo lost nearly all muu uuimiugs, una in some cases everything contained in them. Lon Vincent and his family had a very narrow escape, and his farmhouso was destroyed. Tho only thing John Swanson saved was his team. County Treasurer John T. Fraser sufforcd greatly, all his farm buildings, crops, and household furniture being de stroyed. Albert La Fond lost consider able grain with his farm buildings. The farms of Joseph Meyers, A. D. Do Fall and George Sangrin havo also been reported as having been devastat ed. No authentic estimate of losses is possible, but many have lost their en- t.irn prnna ntirl fill f-lini lirttlrlinrra Tim fl.imna snrnfifl citli thn rrrn'ifrnct irnnlfUHr Many families known to bo in tho firo Doit uuvu jiui uuuu iiuuru irouiaiiu grave fears are folt for their safety. The fires are still burning, but tho wind has sub sided. STORM AMONG THE WHALERS. Ono Vessel Lost nnd Several Others llad ly Damaged. San Francisco, Sept. 28. The whal ing schooner Nicoline, Captain Tilton, has reached port from Fox Island, Alaska, after a passage of 20 days, bho brought nearly 15,000 pounds of whalo bono, bear aud otter skins and bOO pounds of ivory. Captain Tilton confirms the report of tho loss of tho Emily schooner. Tho ves sel was wrecked in Marrayats inlet, Point Hopo. Oct. 13, 1893. At tho samo time tho schooner Silver was driven ashoro in the sand but is resting easily. A fearful gale was blowing and tho Nicoline lojt two of her anchors and a considerable chain. The heavy sea washed over the point and tho natives fled to tho hills, fear.ng that they would be washed away. At one of tho whaling stations, tho water was two feet deep in tho houso and boats wero floating all around. It was tho hardest gale that Captain Tilton over experienced. Plenty of wrookago was picked up by the natives. July last, at Point Hope, tho ico was very thick, but all vessels had pas-d that point by the 16th on their way north. The Audrow Hicks is reported having threo right whales. Congressman Wilson Dined. London, Sept. 28. Tho dinner given by tho chamber of commerce of Loudon to Congressman Wilson of West Vir ginia took placo at tho Hotel Motropolo yesterday evening. About 70 guests were present, including J, Sterling Morton, secretary of agriculture, and his two sons, Paul and Joy Morton; Congressman Isidore Straus of .New York, Sir Courtney E. Boyle, permanent eecretary of tho board or trado, and a number of loading moil in trade and commerce. United Statos Ambassador Bayard and James R. Roosevelt, sec retary of tho United States embassy, sent regrets. Mr. Wilson was the principal ipoaker of tho evening, de livering a long address on tho tariff issuo in tho United States. Kobcrt J Lowers Ills Own Record. Davenport, la., Sept. 28. Robert J is still king of pacers. Before 10,000 people, ou the Davenport mile track, yesterday, he easily defeated Joo Patchen two straight heats, and then, after Joo had withdrawn by agreement, paced a milo with a running mate in 2:02 3-4, tho fastest third heat by two seconds over paced. In tho first heat ho finished in a jog, with a load of six lengths, in 2:05 1-4. Tho second was won by four lengths in 2:05 3-4. Tho last quarter of the third heat was m 29 3-4 seconds. Democrats In Washington. North Yakima, Wash.. Sept. 28. Tho Democratic state convention nom inated B. F. Houston of Tacoma, and Heury Druinni, also of Tacoma, for congressmen. J. L. Sharpstoin of Walla WaUa and Dr. J. R. Allen of Olympia wero nominated for the su premo bench. Tho stato is not divided into congressional districts except by tacit agreement, and thus the nomina tions were bestowed upon Tacoma men after several leading Democrats of east ern Washington had declined a nomi nation. Striking Hutters I'aradc. Newark, N. J., Sept. 28.-About 5,000 striking hatters paraded hero yes terday, They marched through tho principal streets. Sovoral of thorn oar ried American flags. On ono of tho ban ners in tho procession was tho follow ing inscription: "No chanty. Work for good wages Is what wo want." lhe men wont to Caledonia park, whero a massmeeting was hold. Among tho spoakers was Joseph Barondess of Now York. Color Lino in Schools. Indianapolis, Sept. 28.-Detectivo Ben Thornton, colored, has brought mandamus proceedings to compol t ho superintendent of schoo s ito admit hte daughter to a white school. Sho had been sent from the white to a colored school, in tho same district, a ?ngwi h ot or coloiod children, to relievo tho crowded condition of tho wluto schools. Muncik, Ind., Sopt. 27. Tho huudrod pressors at Ball Brothers' glass works Wan work yesterday, after four mouths of idleness. The proprietors have been trying to force the men to accept a ou -wages, but did not sue- cecd. storm still raging The West Indian Hurricane Traveling Northward. rHE ATLANTIC COAST SWEPT. l'lio Wind lllowlng Trom Tlfty to Seventy Miles an Hour-South 1'lorldu Entirely Cut Oil' From All Communication Prob ably Liven Have liceti Lust The Duuiugc to Property mid Crops Will llo Great. Ni:w York, Sopt. 28. Tho West In diau hurricauo is making its way steadily in this direction. It is traveling slowly iu a northeasterly direction with a rotary motion describing a circle of about 2,000 miles in diameter. Speaking of the storm, Weather Fore castor Dunn said: "Wo shall soon be gin to feel tho storm hero. Tho rainiall intending tho storm is the heaviest over known on the coast. Tho rain area has reached as far north as Virginia. Tho Capo Hatteras wires aro down. I ilo not think, howovor, that wo shall get tho full violonce of tho scorm hero and do not anticipate anything so sovcro a- they aro having down south. If tho j-torm continues in its courso we may got only its western edge. "Reports lecoived at this ofllco tell of terrific seas running ail along the coast. Tho wind is blowing from 50 to 70 miles an hour. When tho storrn reaches hero it will probably last two or three days. Captains of outgoing steamers havo oeeu in communication with our ollico for the past 24 hours asking aoout tlio storm. The Clyde lino stea.uerj aro bo ing held till the storm passes. Steam ers coming from tho other sido may strike the hurricane." Steamer Eldorado, Captain Percy, of the Morgan line, reports tnat the hurri cane struck her last Sunday when alio wasotf the Florida Keys. Tho wind was southeast aud blow with tremend ous force. Nothing could bo seen on ac count of tho density of the storm, and Captain Percy prudently hauled his ship off shore to avoid disaster. Tho wind blow at tho rato of about GO miles an hour and piled up a heavy beam sea. 'ihe steamer Eldorado, which is a vury reliable vessel, was 12 hours late reach ing port. Captain Percy 6'ys he thinks the gale is veering to the northeast and it is probable that Now York will escape the worst part of it. WHERE "IT HAS BEEN. All Communication Cut OU' From South ern Florida. Jacksonville. Fla., Sept. 28. Storm news is very meagre. Jacksonville is still cut off from communication with south Plorida and biuco Tuesday not a word has been received from east coast Eoiuts whero the storm is supposed to avo been mo3t severe. All the wires leading to the south are down and uo trains from that section havo come in since Tuesday. Nothing has been heard from St. Augustine since Tuesday and tbero aro rumors that the ancient city has suf fered greatly. It is certain that tho orange crop has boen greatly injured, but it is hoped no lives havo boon lost. Iu Jacksonville, tho damage which amounts to about $75,000, is being rap idly repaired. The wreck of the new Union depot, in process of construction, was tho most serious loss. Wreckage Washed Ashoro. Atlantic City, Sopt. 28. Tho effects of the severe storm, which is moving northward along tho coast, is being felt hero. A violent rainstorm sot in yes terday morning and has continued ever since, accompanied by gales blowing 50 miles an hour. The surf along the beach is high and rou?h. A big piece of wreckage, believed to bo tho kool of a steamor, has been washed ashore, and the government lifesaving crows aro keeoiug a sharp lookout for vessols in distress. Tho government wires north of Atlautio City station aro down, and there is no means of coast communica tion. Sea IalaudH Kscape. Washington, Sept. 28. Commodore MatthowB, chief of the bureau of yards and docks, ha3 received a telegram from the superintendent of Port Royal, S. C., dry dock station, stating that tho dock remained uninjured, and that tho severest part of tho storm had passed off to eastward without touching Port Royal. This indicates that the Sea isl ands, whero such havoc was wrought by tho storm last year, probably havo escaped this tiuio. Crops Damaged. Charleston, Sept. 28. Specials to The Nows and Courier from various points in tho middle aud coast regions regardiug tho West India oyclouo, re port considerable damago to corn and cotton, very serious damago to ricocrop, but uo loss of lifo. At Georgetown damago to rico crop vory great, and dif ficult yet to ostimato loss, though many put it at 33 per cent. Very Severe nt Fortress Monroe. FOltTRKSS MONKOtf, Va., Sopt. 28. Tho storm was very sovoro hero. It carried away part of tho breakwater and walk in front of tho Hygoia hotel and a largo lot of docking from tho main wharf. Coxey Deserted by HI Hand. Columbiana, O., Sopt. 28. General Coxoy's band, whioh has boon traveling with him during tho campaign, desoit ed him in this city yesterday. Coxoy has been giving tho baud boys Blcoping quarters undor tho canvas and feeding thorn on hardtack. Yesterday thoy de manded hotel diet juid seeping accom modations. Coxey would not accede to their domauds, hence tho desertion. MUST WAIT A MONTH. Pullman Strlko IntcKtlgatorn Adjourn Un til tho Last Week In October. Washington, Sept. 28. Tho United States commission appointed to investi gate thj Chicago strike, after a two days' executive session for tho purpose of discussing and deciding on tho naturo of tho report to be submitted to tho pres ident, adjourned yesterday evening un til the last week in October. Tho com mission was ablo to harmonizo such dif ferences of opinion as existed and thoro will bo no minority report. Tho report will bo a vigorous docu ment, so ono of tho members of tho commission said aud will, after sum marizing tho facts as set forth in tho testimony, nnd discussing at consider able length tho schenio suggested for adjusting and avoiding differences be tween labor and capital, give its con clusions. Theso conclusions tho com mission have decided not to make pub lic. It would, they say, be discourteous to tho president to do so. "Tho solution of the problem with which wo aro to deal," said ono of tho commissioners, "is a moro difficult one than that of tho civil war. Thero tho government know what it had to do meet force with force. This problem is beset with all the perplexities that sur round tho rights of capital and of por sonal liberty. Wo have had the experi ence of other countries to guido us. Tho roport will discuss tho question in all its phases, nnd I think offer something practical, although, of courso, any leg islation must bo tontativo." It is belioved tho report will lay spe cial stross on arbitration, nnd will offer a goneral scheme of arbitration for tho settlement of futuro difficulties. Congress of Labor Leaders. Chicago, Sept. 28. Tho civio federa tion of this city has decided to hold in Chicago, Nov. 13-14, a congress of la bor leaders, thinkers, manufacturers, representative employers and students of social questions as related to tho la boring field. Chauncoy M. Depew and Terrenco V. Powdorly aro expected to address a public meeting at tho timo of tho congress. Among the other speak ers will bo Hon. D. J. Ryan of Ohio, Congressman Springer of Illinois, J. D. Weeks of Pittsburg, Archbishop Ire land, Samuel Gompers, F. K. Sargent, P. M. Arthur, Martin Fox, P. J. Mc Guiro. Sunken Schooner Abandoned. Cleveland, Sept. 28. Messrs. L. P. and A. J. Smith, owners of tho schooner Colouol Cook which was abandoned and boached near Lorain a fow days ago, say that tho report that a wrecking tug had been sent to raise the boat is erroneous and that no attempt will probably be mado to save her. Sho lays in 11 foot of water completely broken in two. Tho Cook was tho schooner that collided with and sank the Lady Elgin 81 years ago and which resulted in the loss of about 300 peoplo. Still Missing. Loveland, O., Sopt. 27. Charles Fields, tho young man who worked for W. H. Kealhofer of tho West Sido for tho past season, and mysteriously dis appeared on Sept. 8, has not been heard from. He was about 85 years old, had dark hair and eyes, and came from Portsmouth, O. Ho was to have been married to Mario Rock of Murdock, O., in December. Every effort will bo mado to locato him as there is fears of his being foully dealt with. It May lie Arbitrated. Massillon, O., Sept. 28. The coal miners of this district held an all-day meeting yesterday to discuss tho propo sition to submit their grievances to ar bitration. No definite decision waB reached, but it is said a majority of the delegates are in favor of arbitration, and it is declared that a committeo, of which President McBrido willjbo a mem ber, will be appointed to moot tho oper ators. Lightest Sulky Ever Made. Columbus, O., Sept. 28. Tho sulky in which Alfx was driven her great mile yestorday was the lightest ever mado, weighing only 21 pounds. This is from eight to 12 pounds lighter than tho best of tho "biko" sulkies. The weight in cludes the shafts. The sulky is made largely of aluminum and withstood the tests uccessfully. It was used for the first timo here. Will Fight Near Denver. Denver. Sopt. 28. Tho fight for which "Donvor Ed" Smith and Law ronco Farrell aro training wiU tako placo Oct. 3 at some, placo near Denver which will not bo mado public. Bat Masterson and "Reddy" Gallagher aro in chargo of tho affair. A train will leave Douver at 1 p. m. for tho scouo of tho battle. Tho fight is for a purse of $5,000. Internal Itevcnuu ltecelpts. Washington, Sept. 28. A statement prepared at tho internal rovonuo bureau shows that during tho first two months of tho presout fiscal year the receipts from internal rovonuo amounted to $51, 034.878 increase ovor tho receipts in 1803, of $20,832,574. Tho total rocoipts for August, last, wore $15,433,092 in ox cess of August, 1803. Senator 11 111 Has Not Yet Accepted. Albany, Sopt. 28. Sonator Hill was at his office early yestorday and thero received uumorous messages of con gratulation upon his nomination for governor, To a reporter ho said that ho had had uo timo to collect his thoughts, and that it would bo somo timo boforo lie should say anything about his can didacy. noiu Hnrglnrg. Massillon, O., Sept. 28. Bold bur glars got a fence rail at 3 o'clock in tho morning and battered David Kersteller's door. Thon thoy grabbed Kersteller's clothes and walked Toisurely away. LOSING THEIR HEADS Chinese Officers Found Guilty of Cowardice AN OFFICIAL INQUIRY MADE. tonal Olllccm Squabbling Among Them Kclvet as to the I'oHpoiisllilllty of the Chl ilrHe Losses In the XaMtl llattlo Oil' tho Yalu Japanese Itenulscd at Two Dif ferent I'luees. London, Sept. 23. A dispatch from Shanghai says: The Chinese naval offi cers now at Port Arthur and Tiou-Tsin aro squabbling among themselves as to tho responsibility of the Chinese losses in tho naval battle off tho Yalu. A court of inquiry is sitting and has al ready found Captain Fong of the war ship Tai Yuen guilty of cowardice in tho face of the enemy. Ho was con demned to bo beheaded, and it is be hoved that other officers will lose thoir heads. A telegram from the Kung Taotai at Port Arthur, received uy tho command ant at Wei-Hai-Wei, positively accuses tho commauder of tho Chen-Yuen of taking flight with his vessel beforo tho battle at tho first sight of tho enemy's smoke. Admiral Ting, who remains at Port Arthur, has also telegraphed to Wei-Hai-Wei, making gravo charges against some of his officers. Tho admiral declares that the Ping Yuen, tho Kwaug Ting and the Chin Chung, together with four torpedo boats, wero up tho Yalu river when tho battle commenced. Thero they remained un til all the fighting was over. They then sneaked out and mado for Port Arthur. Two of theso torpedo boats, however, are said to be still missing. The ad miral adds: "Tho Japanese doveloped their plans and delivered their main attack so suddenly that wo discovered ourselves to bo surrounded and attacked on all side,." Tho Chinese have again endeavored to prevent ihe transmission of all uews relating to tho war. Threo thousand specially selected troops aro on their way down the Yang-Tse-Kiang to join tho northern army. AS REPORTED-TO WASHINGTON. Some Information of Kcccut All'iih's ru Learned at the Chinese, Legation. WASHi.NGro.s-, Sept. 28. An official of tho Chinese legation said that infor mation from tho vieoroy at Tiou-'i'sin regarding tho fight at the mouth of tho Yalu river, that it was a drawn battle and that both sides suf feiod equally. Regarding the Ping-Yang laud fight tho Chinese admit deieat, but no details of tho battlo havo been received at tho legation. No official confirmation has been re ceived by tho minister of tho degrada tion of Li Hung Chang by tho depriva tion of his peacock feather and his yel low jacket. It is asserted that oven should such be tho case the viceroy still retains all the powers oxercised by him prior to his degradation. Tho bestowal of tho decorations, it is said, is in tho nature of rewards of merit and the deprivation of them signifies disapproval of actions that mayliavo been taken or policy pursued. Serloiu Charge Against Chinese Captain. London, Sept. 28. Tho Pall Mall Ga zetto publishes a letter from Shanghai, dated Aug. 17, saying that the Chiueso navy can not fight because tho ships have only about la rounds of ammuni tion per ship, tho regular supply of am munition having been sold, according to Tho Pall Mall Gazette correspondent, by the captains of tho Chinese war ships. The correspondent adds that ono of these commanders actually sold one of his ship's armstrong guns, and went to sea ono gun short. Japuneso KcnnUcd at Two Places. London, Sept. 28. A dispatch to Tho Times from Shanghai says that tho Chi neso report that tho Japaueso havo been ropulsed at both Anju and Wiju. A dispatch from Simla to Tho Times says that tho English papers thero ore urging tho dispatch ot troops to Hong Kong aud other treaty ports of India as letters havo been received reporting a. dangerous anti-foreign feeling in thoso places. Kusslii'rf Claim. St. PKTEKSBinta, Sept. 28. The Novoo Vromya declares that Russia is entitled to more iulluenco than Groat Britain in tho sottlumont of tho Corean question, because tho natural position of Corca placos that country within tho sphere of Russion iuflueuco. murder and bulclde. Cincinnati, Sopt. 28. Louis Millor, ngod 40, a laborer, boarding near the corner of Raco and Wator strcots, shot his wifo about 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, and thon sent a ballot into his own breast. Millor is dead, and his wife can not livo many hours. Jeal ousy was tho causo of tho doublo tragedy. Ohloan Lost In New York. New York, Sopt. 28. Myron Bates of Youugstown, O., is missing. On July 4 ho loft his homo on a bioyclo bound for Washington. Slnco that timo ho has not boon hoard from. It is bo iieved that ho reached this city and friends havo askod the police to find him. Philadelphia, Sopt. 28. Two hun dred operatives employed in Priestly & Company's woolon mills at Contorvillo, a, suburb of Camden, struck because tho firm refused to reatoro a 25 per cent re- duction made last winter. ' i''l 9 :