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r I \ THE SUN, s' WILMINGTON, DEL., MONDAY OCTOBER 25,1897: I. No. I* Price One Cent. w York Central Express Tum bles Into the River. hrenty Passengers Drowned—The I Track Undermined Opposite West Point. 'A Scene of Frightful Destruction. Helpless Crowds Gather About the Debris and Interfere With the Rescuers. I New Yore, Oct. 24.—At daylight this I morning the New York and Boston ex ■press on the New Central Railroad, dt« |ph New York at 6.30 a. m., plunged into She Hudson river near Garrison's, oppo site West Point. Thirty passengers were Browned. Tlie rirerhad undermined the Roadbed and as the itrain passed, the en Rinc and four cars plunged into the river ■The accident caused the greatest excite Bmcnt and consternation and despite the Rfforts of the hastily formed rescuing Baltics, the greater number of the pas- 1 SBngers in the derailed cars wore drown TgP before the assistance could lxi made (liilfective. Hundreds of people are now crowding about the scene, anil wrecking trews arc straining every nerve to repair he damage. The drowned include many vomen and children mid the licartrcnd ng scenes about the place where the ac lident occurred are appalling beyond dc .XSjjtcriptinn. t. ■ Caught Coons In His Trousers. ?■ Ansonia, Conn., Oct. 24. —When Edw. uHWhite and Frederick Miner) were out in iK tlie woods after game tlie other day they jJjBlenw three coons climb a treuu. They jouid no dog and tlie coons hid themselves •*l*o in a hollow sjxit in the tree that they Shouldn't tsi reached with shot. White f jtlimbcd tlie tree to shake them down. JHflie. three coons made for the base of tlie ffctv.-, ill which there were two large ies. White came down to the ground and Sidored. Finally he took oft his trous ers, and, tying up the ends of the legs, ,|9l told minor to qoUl them tight by the jWuistband against one of tlie holes. NBddcnly Einer gave a jump and yelled, wtee'vc got 'em," White went around !$ictrec and found that in each leg of • ttie trousers was a coon, anil so sccurel v tdinggi'il that there was no getting away, j The trousers were laid on the ground jkiid a strong clip with, a club on each Boon's head ended it. In the cxcitc jpeut the third coon got away. White Slut his |rousers on, und each man took an coon und started for home. Shark Oh ! Shark Oh! ijk New York, Oct. 24. — 1 The British tramp steamer Wildcrspixil arrived here to-day from Java witli a fish story as big Ip some of tlie immense waves which Boarded the vessel ill tlie storms through Which she passed. While crossing the jihiIf Stream on the night of October ■m, in a strong northeast gale, tiie Reamer took a great deal of water on her Beks. Captain Japp remained on the Ridge during the night, and he says that [Re seas swept the sugar-laden tramp IBm stern to stern. In a lull in the big Hirni he heard a flapping forward, and, Miinking a sail had got loose, sent a man ■i, fasten it. The next thing heard was Ivy of astonishment from the sailor, ftm every one hurried forward to see §§kt had happened. There upon tlie |U|k lay a shark, so tiie story runs, Mch had been cast on board by the jBes. The crew dispatched him, and > Iran stretched out he measured eleven ustrallanx Going to Klondike. r Francisco, Oct. 24.—Australia will itB share of gold hunters to the like region next spring. When the eda sailed from Sydney, tlie office of'jB Oceanic Steamship Company was jenRcd with miners juixious to got to th«Bw t an( l of gold. "lundreds of let :re being received, asking for in ion about the region and tlie best get to it. The letters were corn put that it required tiie time of lelerk-H of the office to attend to jpd to facilitate their work a long Eton tain ing the general infortnu pht was prepared, and copies of Ktent to all inquirers. It is ■by the officers of the Alameda R next steamer from Australia Ht to this port crowded with bound fur the Yukon. f y § mi J si] Conspiracy to Assassinate Sheriff Martin. Hazleton Miners Combine to Remove Him In Revenge for the Recent Shooting. Wii.kesharre, Pa., Oct - 24.— Sheriff Martin of this county narrowly escaped death yesterday at the h ands of John Seplak, a Polish miuer. Seplak had been designated to assinate the Sheriff in revenge for his recent order, under whicli the striking miners at Hazleton were shot. It was learned that the miners had formed an association whose object was to assassinate Martin and that Seplak had been designated to carry out the design. Seplak is under arrest and many other arrests will follow. 1 She Tried to Wreck a Cab. New York, Oct. 24.—A very well dressed young woman was arrested yes terday morning for raising a disturbance at the Bowery and Bleecker street. She was in a cab and was vigorously en deavoring to kick out the windows of tlie vehicle. Her screams attrackcd a crowd. In the Centre Street Police Court she gave her name as Bertha Knox. She said she was mest Sixtietli street, but refused to give the number. She was arraigned before Magistrate Mott on a charge of intoxica tion. "Judge," said she, "I was at 'Silver Dollar' Smith's Cosmopolitan Club last night, and at 1 o'clock this morning he proposed that we get. lip a hack party and go to his salood on the east side. I never have lx-on in this part of the city before, and I don't where we went to. We had four hacks. All 1 remember is that at one saloon there were some silver dollars in the floor. "At K o'clixik this morning I hail spent all my money, and they put me in a cab and paid the cabman to take me to my home on West Sixtieth street. I hail gone about twenty minutes' ride when the cabman demanded that I pay him another dollar. I could not do it and ho caused my arrest." Magistrate Mott fined her $3, and she w ept as she was led owav to prison in default of payment. 1IOGU8 LABOR STATISTICS. years old and lived on Wasih.noton, Oct. 24.—In the next bulletin issued by the Commissioner of Labor, Carroll 1>. Wright, official notice will betaken id' spurious statistics which liiue been sent broadcast through the press of t he country purport ing to come from the Commissioner of Labor. Tlie most recent instance is that of a table tending to prove then* have Ix-en fewer striks during times of panic than when the country was most prosperous. Mr. Wright says he never issued any thing that could be distorted into figures bearing upon the particular subject. "Men of prominence," he says, "who ought to lx- careful how they handle figiire-s, make the most reckless state, ments, based uponalltged statistical in formation from this bureau. When Coin Harvey of Chicago issued his 'Financial School' he quoted the Commissioner of Labor as saying that there were 4,000,000 of unemployed men in the country. I wrote him a polite note and requested him to point out to me where in any of our bulletins we had ever made such a statement. He replied that before writ ing liis book lie consulted Mr. Debs, to refresh his memory on that point, and Mr. Debs had told him that the Com missioner of Labor had made such a statement. That was all the foundation Coin Harvey had for ascribing those figures to me." Phoenix Returns. The Phoenix Fire Company came home from York last Saturday evening, in a blaze of red fire, llavait's Military Band and the band of Birdsboro, Pa,, played the marches for the tramping fire laddies. Yoyk, Pa., had them os guests for three days. The Union Fire Company enter tained them well during their stay and they left with regret. They were gfven a complimentary ball on Thursday night in the Odd Fellows Hall in York. They were also entertained by the Good Will und Rescue Companies on Friday, and a concert was held in Union Engine House at night. They were met on their return by tlie Friendship Fire Company' and escorted to their house nt Tenth and Shipley streets. • Refreshments were served. John P. Dona lux: extended a hearty welcome on the part of the Friendship. H. R. Smith and J. J. Gallagher re ap ended. ** Inspecting the Country. But the Rumor Is That He is There to Meet Teller Boggs Formerly of the Dover First Na tional Bank. (Special to THE SUN) Dover, Oct. 23.— —The assertion lias been made and print ed that Colonel Ezekiel Cooper, formerly of Dover, had gone to Honolulu, at the invitation of the Hawaiian government, for the purpose of making a report upon the condition of that country. Careful and extended inquiry has developed the fact that no such invitation was ever ex tended to Colonel Cooper. He lias gone to Honolulu; but his mission there is under stood to be to meet John T. Boggs, form erly toller of the First National Bank of Dover, who fled some months ago, taking with him practically all the then available assets of the bank. What negotiations may take place between Mr.Boggs and Cob Cooper cannot be definitely stated, but it is likely that the Colonel will en deavor to induce Boggs to make partial restitution of the funds which he misap propriated. Whisperings to this effect have been rife here for some time. It was consid ered remarkable that neither the bank authorities nor theFederal officials ap peared tomakc any effort to secure Boggs arrest. From this it was but a step to the assertion that his arrest was not desired Whether this was the fact cannot be* stated positively; but the indications point to its truth. Colonel Cooper had scarcely assumed editorial charge of the Milford Herald, than the announcement came that he had been invited to go to Hawaii. The improbability of such an invitation being extended to him (or any one else) was apparent on its face. Coming as it did, it at once gave rise to suspicion and in quiry, as is stated above, showed that the Hawaiian government had never in vited Cooper, and, indeed, was quite un aware of his existence. Boggs' wjiereaboiits since he decamped with §110,000 of tlie funds of tl«- First National Bank have been an absolute mystery. The particulars of his defalca tion, were, moreover, obscured by con tradictory published statements. Enough is known as to the facts preceding his departure to justify the assertion that influence in high quarters was enlisted in order that the matter might be dropped. Had the clues to Boggs' associates and those who profited by his crimes and shared in his stealings been followed up they would have led to the punishment of part ies whose names have been care fully kept secret. These clues were so well-known to all interested persons that it was considered strange that nothing came of them. Just wluit the net result of Col. Cooper's present mission may lx is beyond conjecture. In Social Ways. Tlie Benevolent Pioneer Literary As sociation will open a private dancing school in Professor Clvnier's rooms on Market street Monday evening, October 24. The association affords many ad vantages of social enjoyment to its mem bers in having a large library of about three hundred books, numerous fames small gymnasium, and many social af fairs of merit. It lias lx-en announced that a Thanks giving supper will be given in the base ment of St. Anne's Church to raise funds for the coming new school. The chrysanthemum lawn party, given for St. Patrick's Church, October 14, netted $700. The friends of Janies Grant, the popu lar young violinist, arc collecting votes for him for a violin at the Sacred Heart Church. Plans an: being considered for the erection of a parochial school, for the children of St. Anne's parisii. The church is tlie only one in Wilmington without a school, and as the parish is a large one, it is quite necessary. Rev. Fattier Hughes lias charge of the finance, which, ns yet, are not large, but under his able direction, success in the new fu ture is quite certain. Miss Elizabeth Gallagher and Miss May Murphy pleasantly entertained a few of their friends Thursday evening. St. Pauls' Church will give a supper on Thanksgiving night. Married at Harrington. Aariungton, Oct. 34. A quiet marriage was celebrated at the residence of J. W. Anderson, on Me chanic street, last evening by the Rev. John L. St rough, the contracting parties being Mr. George Hurd of Dover, and Miss Katie V. Calloway, formerly of Harrington. Mrs. Hurd is a sister of Mrs. Anderson. Tlie newly married couple will reside in Dover. James Wallace Knox, tlie famous owner of Nutwoixl, committed suicide at Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday. I)r. Honeywell Forsakes the Lat ter For the Former. As Ed. Carle He Fills a Place in Harry Seman's Big Minstrels. His Sing ing and Acting Created a Furore. The ancient minstrel who figured Scott's novels and who sang his lay every time he wanted a meal or a jug of nialt ine, is not in it with Dr. Honeywell, modern minstrel who has done Delaware and is now "laying for" New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The latter-day minstrel an erstwhile dentist, to whom the glam our of the footlights, the rat-a-tat of the bones, and the delicate tints of the burnt cork proved irresistible; For years the name of Dr. Honeywell was one to stop tooth-ache— mauy's the molar has yield ed to his dexterous jerks, but the forceps which once knew him shall know him no more — for the present — for the worth y doctor is soothing the savage breast and acting as end-man in Harry W. Semon's Big City Minstrels, which has just return ed from down the state. For years the doctor had known he was a humorist, for fun fairly bubbled over in him between meals, and his jokes, his witticisms and his rendering of the famous plantation songs, when accompanied by laughing gas convulsed every one who heard them. He took part in the New-Ceritury Minstrels, "did a turn" in the Alumni burlesque, and finally yielding to Destiny and the persuasions of those who knew he had money, he be came the "Argel" of the Big City Min strels aforesaid, whereof Hurry W. Semons, Manager of the Bijou Theatre is the ostensible head and front. Mr. Semons is big,—lie weighs 310 pounds,— and the minstrels were organized in a city—to be exact in the city of Wilming ton, Delaware, whence the name "Big City," (which the unthinking might suppose referred to New Castlp.) The Big City Minstrels gave three per formances at the Bijou Ix'fore going down the state, and crowds of Dr. Honeywell's former patients attended every night. Indeed the house was packed, (to use a new phrase) from cellar to dome. The audience listened impatiently to the other members of the troupe, and even George Willard, who is a local fa vorite, failed to enthuse them. Those who got in the front row, and who im agined there was a ballet hidden on tiie premises, thanked Heaven they were bald and stuck it out cheerfully. Pre sently Dr. Honeywell, otherwise Mr. Carle, made his appearance. There were thunders of applause. Tier galleries fairly shrieked as lie came to the centre, warbling in mellow tones : "Hot stuff "Scotch snuff, "Oil, its tuff "For to be a struggling minstrel man." As the tones of his vole.> sank slowly and faded away in tli - distance, men, women and children screamed them selves hoarse. For seventeen minutes by the watch the Doctor waited for the storm to subside, but it wouldn't sub— and when, at length, silence was partly restored, the handsome doctor Ix'gan again: "Hot stuff, "It's all guff, "Puff—puff, "For it's great to lx- a leading singing man." "Ongcore! ongcore! " yelled the audi ence. "Do it again! Ain't he great," sounded through the hall. The doctor blushed, or would cave blushed if the coating of burnt cork on his face had permitted him that luxary, but it wouldn't, so the best ho could do was to bow and cough a few small coughs. By this time tlie enthusiasm was at its height. Men who had never lost a tooth joined frantically in the universal ex citement. Women with spare sets of $S teeth (the best are tlie cheapest) waved their handkerchiefs and threw bou Chrysan quets on the stage, themums flew through the air and a fusilade like the discharge of a package of fire-crackers filled the hall, caused by the almost simultaneous ■topping of 34!) corset strings and 2!)8 vest buttons. Nothing had ever been seen or heard like it. Expert musicians, old-timers, new-comers, dramatic critics, newspaper reporters, stage-hands, babies and old men became delirious. Talk about Primrose and West—non sense. They weren't in it, in their palm iest days. Women who had large families home swore to elope if they ever got chance, bent upon following that min strel allow to Delmar or anywhere else, let tlie consequences be what they may. Men with pockets full of unpaid bills raised great packages of bank notes aloft and demanded to be let in on the ground floor of the minstrel enterprise threatening that if they were kept out, the consequences would be awful to con template. To attempt to describe the show in de tail would be an impossible task. It was a succession of triumphs, climaxes and glories, of encores, boquets, shouts, laugh ter, screams and merriment, and when the curtain fell at last, the spacious audi torium was split in two at the top by th; extraordinary vibration and atmospheric pressure to which it has been subjected The Semon Minstrel Troupe stranded last night and their baggage was seized just as they were on the point of leaving for a tour through New Jersey. The or ganization had just returned from a trip through the state. Child Falls Three Stories. New Yohk, Oct. 24.— Pedestrians in East One Hundred and Sixteenth street were horrified to-day about noon to see little Edna Irwin, two years old, who lives with her mother at 301, that street, leaning out of a third story window, laughing gleefully, and trying to see the bottom of the window sill. Each mo ment the crowd of anxious watchers ex pected to see her tumble, and no one dared to shout for fear the child would let go her hold. All seemed too panic stricken to rush upstairs until Patrolman O'Keefe of the East One Hundred and Twenty-sixth street Police Station ar rived at the outskirts of the crowd. Quickly he realized the child's danger, and lie soon was performing wonderful feats of agitity-dashing up thestairs.iHe was too late, as the babe fell. A groan arose from the throats of the crowd, but two brothers, Ralph L. Hardtor, of 31S East Twenty-fifth street, and Edward W. Hardier, of 415 East Eighteenth street, both members of the Volunteer Life Savings Corps of New York City, joined hands beneath the falling child and caught her as in a has ket- They set her upon the pavement, and she, after recoye.ing her breath, smiled and asked; "Is you my papa?" Tlien the crowd chefered the brothers, while an ambulance surgeon examined the lialx-. He recommended a spanking as a warning to the child not to go near the window again, and Patrolman O'Keefe, who stood by literally blubber ing like a big schoolboy for very joy, picked Edna np and restored her to her mother. a HORSE WON. HACKER DEAD. Tragic End of James McCormick, Who Played the Kuccs. Michael McCormick, a Philadelphia liquor dealer, was a visitor to the race track at Elkton Saturday. He was al most a daily attendant, at the races, and fortune of late had not smiled upon his wagers, and his winnings showed up small in comparison to his losses. Think ing Reform was a good thing, he placed $300 upon the horse at good odds for a winner. Eondo cut the pace, and in the stretch slowly forged to the front, until lie was a neck to the good. McCormick's nerves could not stand the strain of the intense excitement under which he was laboring. A diseased heart was over taxed, and down went the man in a heap along the rail, while the horse he had backed came under the wire a winner. Kind hands endeavored to lift him to his feet, but death had won. Accident in South Rending. Reading, Penn.) Oct. 24.—Early yes terday morning a large portion of the new sewer in course of construction in South Reading, Penn., caved in and I many tons of earth fell on three Italians who were working in the trench. A large force of men was put to work and at 10 a. in. the dead bixly of one had been taken out. There is no possibility of rescuing the others alive. Extra Session of the Senate. Washington, 1 Oct. 24.—Private infor mation from high authority in Washing ton says that President McKinley has determined to call a special session of the Senate for November 15 to decide the Hawaiian annexation'question. Dana Memorial Meeting. New York, Oct. 24.—The programme for tlie memorial meeting to be held Mon day evening at Chickering Hall, in honor of Charles A. Dana, is os follows: The meeting will be presided over by Horatio S. Rubens at the request of the Cuban Revolutionary Party. The orators of the evening will be W. Bourke Cochraan, Elihu Root, Gonzala de Quesada, Col. Ethan Alien, Fidel G: Picrra, and Dr. Henry Lincoln de Zayas. The musical part of the programme will be under the direction of Prof. Emilio Agraraonte. Miss Sylvia, accompanied by a selected chorus, will sing Gounod's Gallia. Mrs. L. A. Baralt will sing Bizet's "Agnus Dei," accompanied on the violin by Car los Hasselbrink. Mr. Mulligan will play selections on the organ. Inspect ing Sites. Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 24th.—The board appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to collect data as to a site for a Government armor .plant spent Friday night and this morning in this city. The members left the city at noon, and will stop at Morristown, Elizabethtown and Bristol. A Storekeeper Attacked in his Place of Business. John G. Mather, a Camden Merchant Shot Dead by Two Desperate Thieves. Camden, N. J., Oct. 24.—John E. Mather of this city, was waylaid in hia plaqyfof business to-day, by two men, who were bent on robbery. Mather supposed to have resisted, and the rob bers shot him dead, and made good their escape. This is the third murder in Camden within ten days, that of Mrs. Zane be ing still fresh in the minds of the com munity. The greatest excitement pre vails and threats of lynching are being freely indulged in. Tramp Steals a Railroad, New HAVE.vf Conn., Oct. 24,-Fannera along the , ine of the abandoned M eridan, Waterbary and Connecticut River Rail road have been victimized by a tramp under peculiar circumstances. He stop ped at nearly every house along the road and told this story: "My employer Judge Robertson, sent me from his New Haven office to close up the affairs of the road. As the land through which the road runs reverts to the persons who owned it prior to the tracks being laid, Judge Robertson is dis posing of all the passenger stations pumping stations, tanks, railroad ties, &c. 'The Judge is anxious to sell off these encumbrances as soon as possible, so that the land can be tilled onee more in all its verdant freshness." The man "sold" over $1,000 worth of property to Herr Misehler for $2 on ac count, witli railroad tics thrown in. At West Cheshire lie offered to sell the depot for $100, dropped to $5 and accept ed $4 from a confiding victim. In each case the tramp signed receipts for tlie money. Chureli Notes. The improvements now under way in the church of the Sacred Heart are mak ing it one of our most beautiful churches. As one enters the door, nn inscription on tlie ceiling meets tiie eye: "Ha* est Donius Dei." Needless words! The very walls tell that this is truly the "house of God." Directly behind the large altar is a representation of the Crucifiction, and to the right of this Christ in Gethsemane is painted. On the left the Resurrection appears, and behind each of the smaller altars in the srtictiiary is an appropriare representation. The three letters, I H 8, are inscribed on tlie ceiling from the centre of which the lamd is suspended. Behind and above the statue of the Mother of God is a painting of a heart encircled by roses, the one above St. Joseph's altar is encircled with the crown of thorns pierced with a spear and surmounted by a cross. Tlie decoration is in excellent taste and makes a trip to see it quite well worth the trouble, About tlie church and sanctuary bene diction services are conducted every Sun day afternoon at St. Anne's Church tor tlie Sunday School children. Rev. D. J. Flynn, D. D., pastor of St Patrick's Church lias been spending the past week among the students of Epiph any College, where he conducted a rc treat. Perhaps the finest voices of our city are to be found among the choir of St. Anne's Church, Gilpin avenue and Union street. Among the sopranos, Miss Elizabeth A. Bacon and Miss Annie Dougherty rank with the best. Miss Rohr deserves spe cial mention and Miss Annie Eastbnm sings nn excellent alto. Miss Magill has her former place at the organ. The chior is directed by Mr. James Ward, the lead ing terror of Wilmington. A new statue has replaced tlie broken one over Father Mayer's grave in the Sacred Heart ", Church. It represents Christ bearing a golden cross on which is placed the martyr's badge. Every evening throughout the month of October St. Anne's Church has romry and benediction ervices. The coining entertainment tor the benefit of St. Joseph's Home for colored orphans, will be given in the Opera House, November 4, by St. Paul's Liter ary Society, of Philadelphia. The tickets were printed by tlie children of the Industrial School at Clayton, found ed by the late Fntlicr DeRuyter mid are sold at 35 cents.. Reserved seats may be obtained for 10 cents extra after Novem ber 2. The entertainment, under tlie able direction of the Rev. Father Sice pro mises to be very interesting. A footnote on the ticket states that "the absolute wants of the Home necessitate litis an nuel concert."