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Baltimore’s Social and Business
DEAD MILLIONAIRE’S DIVIDED ESTATE
Story ot the Two Separate Families of the
Late Mr. Sinclair, ot Catonsville,
Brought to* Light by the Set
tlement ot the Estate.
Baltimore. October 29.—1 t caused
something of a start in Baltimore’s
highest business and social circles yes
terday when the news came that a
legal action had been begun in Brook
lyn, N. Y., which recognized two wo
men as claiming to be widows of the
late Sinclair, of Catonsville. Mr. Sin
clair came to Baltimore from Brooklyn
Mrs. Phoebe Sinclair, the second wife
and widow, lives at Catonsville.
Story of the Marriage In Florida.
The estate has been in the hands of
the administrators for over two months.
Mr. Sinclair left a number of relatives
in Brooklyn who are heirs to half the
estate. A special from. Jacksonville
last night says; William Sinclair mar
ried Rosalie Perpall about eighteen
years ago. The Perpall family is one
of the oldest and best known families
in Florida. Mrs. Sinclair was a devoted
Catholic, and it is said that that was
the bone of contention that eventually
caused a separation in 1880.
Mrs. Rosalie Sinclair resided at St.
Augustine for several years. It was
generally believed that she was very
wealthy. In 1888 she went to Atlanta,
Ga., and her friends here lost track of
her until three years ago. She was
then taken to a hospital in St. Augus
tine, where she died after a few weeks
Heirs ot the First Wife's Share.
Just before her death Mrs. Sinclair
wrote a will, bequeathing property,
which she valued at $300,000, to Catho
lic institutions, but only about $15,000
worth has been found. The physician
who attended Mrs. Sinclair in her last
illness and also witnessed the will, says
that the lady was undoubtedly of un
sound mind. F. E. Perpall, of St. Au
gustine, was made execiitor of the will
and represents the other seven heirs in
this state. Their attorney claims that
no divorce was obtained by Mr. Sin
clair. at least ho record of it has been
found in New York, Maryland or Flor
da, and that their clients will be able
to secure one-half of the property of
the deceased millionaire.
M’KINLEY SPEAKS ATSUN RISE.
Opens Up For the Week at Olney, 111.,
ord Presses Far-yar4 1 ..
Cincinnati, October 29. Refreshed
by a day’s cessation from speaking, and
the attentions of reception committees,
Governor McKinley reached Cincinnati
from Philadelphia at Bp. m. and ten
minutes later left for Olney, 111., where
at 7a. m. he made the first one of
twelve speeches between that point and
Chicago. During a brief stop at Co
lumbus yesterday afternoon for the
purpose of visiting Mrs. McKinley, the
governor was met by a committee from
Nashville, Tenn., headed by Newell
Sanders, chairman of the state central
republican committee, and who made
and earnest plea for a speech in that
city next week. Every day for a week
the governor has been deluged with
dispatches from, democrats and repub
licans in that city, urging him to can
cel one day of his Ohio dates and speak
in that city before the close of the cam
paign, promising a special train and all
other faclities from Chicago to Nash
ville and back in|o Ohio. The Ohio
emmittee, however, would not lot him
WHY ONE CANDIDATE REFUSED,
Reason Assigned for Not Accepting the
Chancellorship Surrendered by Caprivi.
London, October 29.—The Berlin cor
respondent of the Central News says:
“The appointment of Prince Hohenlohe
and Baron Koeller will be published in
the Reichs Anzeiger today. It is re
ported that before Prince Hohenlohe
was named a more conspicuous
candidate for the office was invited by
the emperor to serve, but refused with
the words: ‘I do not wish to be
brought into daily conflict with Prince
Bismarck, who never will abstain from
criticising his successors and their
measures. While Bismarck lives there
will always be two chancellors and I
do not care to be the second one.’ ”
COXEY'S RESIDENCE BURNED.
Incendiaries Get In Their Work on the
Famous Commonweal General.
Masbillion, 0., October 29.—The
handsome residence of J. 8. Coxey, at
Coxana, four miles north of this city,
was burned to the ground last night. A
number of out-houses were also de
stroyed and but few household effects
were saved. The origin of the fire is
unknown, but it is supposed to have
been incendiary. The loss is estimated
Socialism to Women and Sailors.
Berlin, October 29.—The social dem
ocratic delegates in Frankfurt voted on
.Saturday to preach socialism more en
ergetically to women and sailors, and
to extend theer sympathy to the social
ists who are being persecuted by the
j Italy’s Proposed Financial Reform.
/ Rome, October 29.—The ministers be
gan yesterday evening a series of coun-
Is in which the proposed iinacial re
atps will be discussed until the par
j»mentary program shall be ready for
gfhe opening of the chambers late in
i Francis Kossuth Assume* Leadership.
' Buda Pesth, October 29.—Francis
Kossuth-came here today to assume the
leadership ot the Kossuthist party. He
was received at the train by a crowd in
which were many political subject* and
figeieties of the city.
The Daily Press
RIPPEY CAUGHT AT LAST.
The Fake Produce Dealer Captured at Lex
ington After a Lively Foot-race.
Lexington, Ky., October 29. A
fake “country produce" man, who
claimed to do business under the name
of C. R. Jlenderson, at 52 West Main
street, this city, was arrested here Sat
urday after a lively ehase of three
quarters of a mile by John W. Gaines,
of Memphis, Tenn., who has been vic
timized to the extent of $225.
Gaines is route agent for the South
ern express company, and traced Hen
derson to this city by similarity of his
handwriting, he having shipped him a
large consignment of produce to Mont
gomery. Ala., where he was known as
C. H. Rippey.
Gaines walked into his room here that
morning at a boarding house and said:
“Hello. Rippey.” The men, who is
about twenty-five years old. well-dress
ed and good-looking, arose from his
chair where he was at work on his cor
respondence by which he practiced his
fraud, and said to Gaines he must be
mistaken; his name was not Rippey,
Gaines said: “You beat me out of
$225, and I have come after you.” At
this the fake produce dealer broke for
the door, ran down stairs, with Gaines
in pursuit. Rippey went over the back
yard fence and through a lumber yard,
with his pursuer close at hand. He
was finally caught and jailed.
HOW AND WHY CAPRIVI FELL.
Accounts of the Kaiser's Conduct In Send
ing Him After Bismarck.
Berlin, October 29. —The unexpected
resignation of Chancellor von Caprivi
and Count zu Eulenburg has created a
greater public sensation than any event
since the retirement of Prince Bismarck.
All of the newspapers pay high tribute
to the personal qualities of the retiring
chancellor, but none attempts any ex
planation of the causes of his resigna
tion. The Vossische Zeitung expresses
fear that there is more now at stake
than merely anti-socialist measures.
The Tageblatt says the friends and op
ponents of Caprivi and Eulenburg are
equally astonished. The Cologne Ga
zette learns that the chancellor declar
ed on October 23 that he regarded fur
ther colaboration with Count Eulen
burg as hopeless. Since the Emperor
expressed the fullest confidence in
Caprivi, Count Eulenburg tendered his
resignation. Thereupon the Emperor
demanded the resignation of both.
IS FOREIGN TIN INFERIOR?
How the New Tariff Now Forces its Use
in This Country.
Milwaukee,jWis., October 29.—The
cargo of 500,000 pounds of Welsh tin re
ported to berea the way from Balti
more to this is consigned to the
Kieckhefer company. Ferdinand Kieck
hefer, apaaking of the matter yesterdy,
said: . . 4
“We do not like to purchase tin
abroad, as the grade is inferior to what
was made in this country, but we could
not help ourselves. All the American
mills have shut down. The tariff has
been reduced until the manufacturers
could not stand the competition, and
they had to close or go into bankruptcy.
The importation of plate has largely
increased, as a matter of course. All
the manufacturers are in the same po
sition we are. We are getting plate a
little cheaper, but we cannot make any
John Jaeob Made Things Hum for About
One Hundred Mlles.
Fobt Dodge, la., October 29.—A mil
lionaire engineer ran a train dn the Illi
nois Central today. The officials and
directors of the road were making their
annual tour, and, when they reached
here, John Jacob Astor, who has quite
a mania for mechanics, mounted the
engineer’s seat and drove the engine to
Sioux City, a distance of about one hun
dred miles. The train was made to
hum at a rather fast pace for that divi
sion of the road, but with the excep
tion of a little dificulty with the water
supply the trip was successfully made.
NO ARRESTS YET MADE.
More of the Tennessee Band of “Blue
Beards*’ Found Wounded.
Knoxville, Tenn., October 29.—The
sheriff of Sevier county has made
no arrests of white-caps or “blue
beards” connected with the pitched
battle fought there Thursday night.
Mel Llewellen, a member of one of the
gangs, has been found fatally wounded
and will die. Others are seriously in
jured, as forty shots were fired. In a
tight yesterday another, name un
known, was shot.
A POOR MAN’S WINDFALL.
Gets the Last Installment of His English
Fortune of 5300.000.
Springfield, October 29.—Jas. Wood,
who up to a year ago was a poor car
penter working for $2.50 a day, return
ed yesterday from England, where he
came into possession of the second and
final installment of an inheritance of
$300,000, left him by his great-grand
jncle. John Wood, of Arden, Chester
Cyclone Destroys a Town.
St. Lovis, Mo., October 29.—1 tis re
ported here that a cyclone has destroy
ed the town of Tonkawa, Ind., Ter.,
causing loss of life and great destruc
tion of property.
Cabinet Crisis in Spain.
Madrid. Spain, October 29.—1 tis
thought that there will be an outbreak
at the meeting of the cabinet council
which will result in the dissolution of
NEWS ITEMS BY WIRE.
The remains of the late Justice L. Q.
C. Lamar were interred at Oxfork,
The new anti-trust distillery, at
Peoria. 111., made his first shipment of
The Methodist Episcopal bishops de
cided to elect a missiouary society sec
retary until 1896.
Several weeks must elapse before
train robber Morganfield can be ra
inuved Irwn the Cincinnati hu»yitel,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 1894.
PORTLAND'S NIGHT OF TERROR.
Half of the Town Burning, While the
Other Half Was Fighting.
Portland, Mich.. October 29.—From
midnight until nearly day break yester
day morning this town was in a state
of terror. Revolver shots rang out fre
quently. the marshal was twice fired at
from ambush and i-alf of the town
burned out. The trouble started Fri
day evening when Melvin Mcßoberts
found two strangers on his premises
and drove him away. When he return
ed from down town he induced Mar
shal Copehaven to accompany him. As
the two men were passing a dark cor
ner two shots were tired, the bullets
passing through Mcßoberts’ hat and
the two strangers jumped out from a
dark corner. The shots aroused sever-,
al citizens who turned out to assist the
marshal in rounding up the suspects.
Before daylight the marshal had been
fired on twice more, but with the as
sistance of an impromptu posse he cap
tured Charles Stewart, Henry Wilson,
Charles Clarke, Fred Merrill and Lou
Noyes, all believed to he the burglars
wanted at Grand Ledge. All through
the night at least half the citizens of
this place were either in the streets
armed, or else guarding their homes
and getting ready for all kinds of emer
gencies. Over fifty shots were fired
between midnight and daylight. The
men captured were all heavily armed.
WHEN BLIND MEN QUARREL.
An a Result One of Them is Stabbed in.
New York, October 29.—John Con
ners, a blind peddler of 386 Third ave
nue, was brought to Bellevue last night
with a stab wound in his neck which
had been inflicted by William Kenney,
another blind man, who lives on First
avenue near Thirty-third street. The
two men are partners in peddling lead
pencils. They also sing and collect
pennies. Last night was a profitable
"one, and they went into several saloons.
Kenny became intoxicated and accused
his friend of cheating him. They had
a few words, and Kenny stabbed him.
Detective Pender asked Conners if he
wanted Kenny arrested, when Conners
replied :' “It was dead wrong for Billy
to say I took the money and then stick
me, but it ain’t right for me to send up
a blind man like him.” The detective,
however, did arrest Kenny;
THE FALL OF AN ALABAMIAN.
Young Man Murders and Robs His Father,
Is Caught, and He Then Suicides.
Milan, Ala., October 29.—Several
days ago William Klilford, a young
farmer, disappeared from home. His
aged father was also missing. Yester
day the old man’s corpse was found in
the woods near, his home with his head
flattened out by a club and his pockets
rifled of several hundred dollars, which
it was known he had started to take to
a neighboring .town to put in the bank.
Officers were put on his son’s track and
yesterday morning they found him hid
den in a deserted log house twenty
miles from home. He confessed the
murder of his father, gave up the
money, swallowed a bottle of morphine
and whiskey and died.
SHOT HIM THROUGH THE HEART
The Nephew of Kansas’ Governor Murders
a Kansas City Policeman.
Kansas City, Kan., October 29.—L.
D. Hampton, nephew of Governor Lew
elling, shot Edward Egan through the
heart last evening in an alley in the
rear of Egan's residence. Hampton
was shot three times by Dennis Byrnes,
Egan's father-in-law. Hampton is a
sergeant of police. He was prowling
around in Eagan’s back yard, as he
says, looking for a man. Eagan and his
father-in-law Byrnes, came out and did
not notice his policeman’s uniform. A
quarrel arose that led to the shooting.
Hampton was taken to the hospital and
Byrnes was arrested.
The Sbocka Felt at San Diego Continue* to
Be Felt Through the Week.
San Diego, Cal., October 29.—The
shocks of earthquake which began last
Tuesday afternoon, continued duririg
the week and reached an end with a
perceptible shock, felt throughout the
region between Lakeside and Alpine.
A spring of water which* had been ob
literated because of the earth again
sprang into existence. There are other
similar occurences in the mountain
MARYLAND LYNCHING AVERTED
Henry Leonard, the Negro Fiend, Caught
and Lodged In the Brooklyn Jail.
Baltimore, Md., October 29. —Henry
Leonard, the negro charged with at
tempting to assault a young white wo
man in Anne Arundle county last week,
was captured last night and lodged in
the Brooklyn jail. An angry crowd be
gan to collect in front of the jail and
Marshal Frey was telephoned to send
assistance. Ten poliemen were quickhv
dispatched to the scene. The crowd
finally dispersed and no further trou
ble is anticipated.
Only Twenty Killed and Righty Wounded.
London. October 29.—The Japanese
legation here has received official tele
grams from ToKio confirming the re
ports of the fighting at Kiulen. They
state that the Japanese loss was twenty
killed and eighty-three wounded.
Field Marshal Count Yamagata is now
Landing of Oyama'a Force of Thousands.
Washington. October 29.—The fol
lowing despatch was received at the
Japanese legation last night: “The
second army of Japan under Marshal
Oyama effected a landing at Talien
Wan with great success."
Arkansas Whitecaps Go Free.
Helena. Ark.. October 29.—The white
cap cases resulted in acquittal. The
jury had little trouble in arriving at a
verdict, though two of the jurors were
at first in favor of a verdict of guilty us
The Csar Nut Ixielag Strength.
St. PItTItMRURG, October 29 —Accord
ing to this morning's reports the Czar
hu- not loat strength since batwtay.
THE SEED OIL TRUST
Combination That Permeates the
Southern Cotton States.
WHY THE PRICE CONTINUES SO LOW.
The Federal Court at Memphis Asked to
Enter Upon an Investigation of the
Charges Made Against Them.
Developments of the Case.
Mf.MPhis, Tenn., October 99.—The
federal court was today asked by Tate
Brothers, of thia city, to enter upon an
investigation of charges that have been
made against the cotton-seed qil owners
of the south to the effect that they
have nearly all entered into a. gigantic
conspiracy to control the market for
cotton seed and that this combine ex
tends all' over the southern cotton
The specific allegations that are
made iu t he public print s here reference
only to the Memphis mills, and there
are eight, and these are the largest in
the world and the same owners control
mills in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississip
pi, Alabama and Georgia and the Caro
Two years ago, cotton seed was worth
$25 per ton: last year $lB, while now
the market price isonly $9 per ton. The
mills which are alleged to be in the
combine further decline to purchase at
any price except from the producer.
The seed sold at the Memphis market
alone each year is worth in the neigh
borhood of $2,090,000.
G R A N T's"FORMAiLACCE PT A N GE.
Explains In His Letter Why He Again Al
lows Himself to Become a Candidate.
New York, October 29. —Mr. Hugh J.
Grant last night formerly accepted the
nomination for mayor tendered him by
Tammany Hall. In his letter of ac
ceptance he says: “1 accept the nomi
nation for mayor of this city, not be
cause of any ambition or desire of my
own to hold the office again, butbe
cause I consider it to be my duty as
a democrat to accede to the demand of
the party which has conferred so many
honors upon me in the past. The cir
cumstances attending my nomination
render it unnecessary for me to say,
if event of my election. 1 shall be abso
lutely free in every instance to do only
that' which, in my judgment, will best
conserve the interests of the pity and
reflect the greatest credit upon the par
ty to which, in common with a vast
majority of my fellow citizens, I owe
allegiance. I believe in a party organ
ization and fealty to that party. Tam
many Hall is a potent factor in the
elections of this city, but it has no
monoply of democracy. All members
of Tammany hall are democrats but all
democrats are not necessarily members
’of i'lTiimiany hall: IlAWiizg 'Jffcetr nu:u
inated by the democratic party and be
ing the only democratic candidate, I
shall, if elected, be ever mindful of
this fact in all matters relating to ap-.
pointments as well as to party places.”
MAY POOL THEIR ISSUES.
Plate Glass Manufacturers Meeting Quietly
Pittsburg, Pa., October 29.—The
plate glass manufacturers of the United
States have been quietly meeting in
Pittsburg for the past few days. Among
those present were George W. Chase,
president of the Charleroix company;
E. H. Hitchcock, president of the Crys
tal glass company, St. Louis; A. L.
(longer, president of the Kokomo Plate
glass company, and the representatives
of the local companies. Business is
badly demoralized, and the manufac
turers wanted to see what could be
done to hold up rates and the trade. It
was the sincere wish of a. majority that
the old combination or pool be restored.
Nothing was done, but the indications
are that another association will be
SENATOR GIBSON SNUBBED.
Not Permitted to Officiate In a Democratic
Convention at His Own Home.
Easton, Md., October 29. Senator
Gibson did not preside over the demo
cratic mass meeting in Music hall Sat
urday. As United Senator he would
naturally be consided the biggest man
in his party, at his own home. But he
was not even given a seat on the plat
form in front of the people, who he was
sent to Washington to represent. The
central committee was plainly told sev
eral days ago by a member of the anti-
Gibson democrats that if he should be
made chairman of the meeting that at
least one hundred prominent democrats
would leave the hall in one body. Their
animosity toward the senator is based
on that gentleman’ course in the seriate
regarding the tariff bill.
SHOOK THEEARTH FOR MILES.
Terrific Explosion of Hix Tool of Dynamite
In a Magazine.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., October 29.
Six tons of dynamite exploded yester
day, causing $5,000 loss in property,
and probably the death of Paul Brohau.
The shock was terrific and was heard
for miles. A panic was created in the
churches of Bloomer, twenty miles
from here. Heavy plate glass windows
were shattered in many parts of the
city. In the vicinity of the magazine
all the trees were uprooted and not a
splinter of the building is to be found.
Kains, and Colder Weather.
Washington, October 29.—Forecast:
For Georgia, generally fair during the
day with south to west winds, followed
in extreme northern portion by local
rains, decidedly colder in northern por
tion by Tuesday morning. For Ala
bama. local rains in northern portion,
probably fair in southern, south winds,
shifting to west, colder tonight.
Twenty Persons Perish In the Quake.
Buenos Ayres, October 29. The
earthquake which was felt throughout
the Argentine republic Saturday was
most severe in the provinces of San
Juan de La Frontera and Rioja. Many
churches, theatres and private houses
were destroyed. Twenty persow. are
known u> have perished.
ALTGELD PARDONS A TERROR.
The Illinois Criminal Began His Career at
the Age vs Ten.
Chicago, October 29. —Governor Alt
geld. who pardoned the Haymarket An
archists Fielden, Neebe and Schwab,
besides many other criminals, has par
doned John McGrath, convicted of bur
glary July 16, 1893, and sent to Joliet
prison for twenty-five years under the
habitual criminal act. McGrath is
twenty-eight years old. At the age of
ten he stole a horse and wagon, and at
twenty-one he stood trial for murder
ing Patrolman Adam Fryer. For a
long time he led the notorious “Henry
Street Gang.” In September, 1892, he
helped hold up a South Chicago train
on the Santa Fe. January 12, 1898, he
beat senseless Officer Mahoney, who
tried to arrest him. Ho was arrested
for burglary only after a sharp ex
change of shots, in which he was
BONANZA IN THE EXCAVATIONS.
Three Barrels of Whiskey Dug Up Near
Middlesborough, Ky., October 29.
The excavation at Cumberland Gap
still goes on. Today two more forty
pound cannons, several hundred pounds
of powder, cannon balls, bombs and
rifle balls were found. This, morning
three barrels of whiskey were found
ten feet below the surface. The bar
rels are intact and the whiskey is said
to be delightful in taste. William
Dohn, a saloonkeeper here will put It
Fall River Weavers Start Again.
Fall River, Mass.. October 29.—The
weavers of the Shove mill have decided
to return to work today. The action
d as taken at an independent shop meet
ing and as several other meetings have
been called tomorrow to take action
upon the question of going back to
work under the managers offier, inde
pendent of the vote of the weavers
Accidently Kills Wife, Child and Himself.
Newton, Mass., October 29.—Philip
Raymond was attempting to shoot a
muskrat at West Newton yesterday af
ternoon when the gun exploded, mor
tally wounding his wife and probaldy
fatally injuring his son Raphael, aged
9, and seriously injuring himself.
. Killed In the Collision.
Bristol, Pa., October 29. A fast
freight train on the Pennsylvania rail
road yesterday evening crashed into
the rear end of. a work train near Cory
dan station, kiljing three men and in
juring many more.
Forest Fires Now In Tennessee.
Trimble, Tenn., October 29.—Forest
fires are spreading ruin in this section.
The long drouth has made the timber
and grass dry as tinder and the flames
spread with lightning-like rapidity.
France derived 950,000 francs last
year from the tax on cycles, the num
ber of machines being 132,276.
The bicycle of the khedive of Egypt
is a gorgeous machine, almost entirely
covered with silver plating.
A young French officer lately, on a
wager, made his way on a bicycle to
the top of the Pic du Midi in the
Pyrenees, 9,540 feet high, and then
down again. *
The Bell Telephone company, of Cin
cinnati, 0,, have mounted thirty in
spectors on bicycles. Thirty horses
and as many buggies have been dis
Wheels propelled by petroleum are
being introduced in Paris to take the
place of the cycle. They arc very
costly, one thousand dollars being the
price for one.—Hardware.
A burning gasjet is unhealthy in a
bedchamber, because one gaslight
gives out as much carbonic gas as two
Sir Andrew Clark, general physi
cian in the largest London hospital,
says that seven out of every ten per
sons taken to the building owe their ill
health to drink.
Dr. Roux, of the Pasteur institute,
claims to have found a cure for croup.
It consists in the injection of serum
from the blood of a horse that has been
inoculated with the cultivated microbes
Dr. Goriansky, a Russian physician,
claims to have found that the juice of
raw cranberries given freely, pure
or diluted with an equal part of water,
is an excellent means of relieving thirst
and vomiting in Asiatic cholera.
PAINTINGS AND ARTISTS.
Rosa Bonhkub is over seventy years
of age, and not finding her easel suf
ficient to occupy her time and consume
her energy, she has taken up with pho
tography as an additional work.
Miss Dhanbai Fabdonjer Banajee,
aged eighteen years, of Bombay, is the
first woman to go from India to Paris
for art study. She has succeeded in
having one of her pictures hung in the
Afteb many repaintings and altera
tions Alma Tadema has finished his
magnum opus, a picture of ancient
Rome in festival, which has already
been bought by a dealer in Berlin for
one hundred thousand marks. It is
called “Spring,” and contains more
than one hundred figures of celebrants
and spectators, a procession in honor of
the gods of flowers and fertility, mov
ing along toward the temple.
ABOUT AMERICAN CITIES.
Philadelphia has 2,000 miles of reg
ularly laid out streets, and 300 miles of
street car lines. It produces every year
$500,000,000 of goods.
Dubham, N. C., is one of the greatest
tobacco manufacturing points in the
south. One firm there makes 300,000,-
000 cigarettes every year.
BUFFALO has a city hall that cost
$1,850,000. Over 90.000,000 bushels of
grain have passed through Buffalo go
ing east in a single season.
WAGED BY CATHOLIC WOMEN.
New Phase ot the Female War Against the
New York. October 29. —A delegation
of Catholic women of the eastern half
of the twelfth congressional district
called upon the headquarters of one of
the anti-Taminany associations this
morning for tracts, anti-Tammany lit
erature and speakers. They are form
ing an organization, and Will begin
meetings next Tuesday afternoon.
They are strongly in favor of Mr. Goff
for recorder, and are equally opposed
to Recorder Smyth.
The secretary of the delegation said
of it: “We ure taking this action not
as citizens, but as Catholics, and wo
men of Irish birth as a practical pro
test against unscrupulous Tammany
men who have been declaring that the
Women's league is an A. P. A. organi
zation, and that all good Irish Catholics
belonged to Tammany. This is an in
sult to us women on the one side and
our church on the efiier. Must of us
come from the same county in Ireland
where Mr. Goff was born, and we know
of him and of his family for a longtime,
and know he is the right kind of a man
for the place. We don’t know where
Smyth comes from and we don't want
to. If there are more like him in that
place they had better stay there and
not come to New York".
SCHOOL FUNDS IN PERIL.
Kansas Commissioners Invest In an Open
Violation nt Law and Order.
Topeka, Kan,, October 29.—The fact
was disclosed here today that on Octo
ber 16 the state board of school fund
commissioners, consisting of Attorney-
General Little, Sectretary of State Os
born and Superintendent of Instruction
Ganes, bought 35,000 worth of refund
ing bonds, issued by Wichita county,
at par, although in Kansas market they
were worth but 85 cents on the dollar,
and outside of Kansas market there is
no sale for them whatever. The as
sessed valuation of Wichita county si
$705,227, and its bonded indebtedness
is $141,210. A state law prohibits the
school fuud commissioners from buying
bonds offered whose indebtedness ex
ceeds 10 per cent of its assessed valua
tion. The same board last spring pur
chased a lot of bonds issued by Scott
county, the validity of which is ques
THE FATED LOVE PASSAGES.
Says His Wife Corresponded In This Way
With an Admirer.
Chicago, October 29. Everell D.
Stiles, who is wealthy, is suing Lillian
Brower Stiles for a divorce. He names
Herbert P. Crane, son of the millionaire
elevator manufacturer; “Al” Barker, of
New York, and ethers as co-respond
ents. Mrs. Stiles is young and attrac
tive. Stiles first introduced in evidence
letters from Barker, filled with endear
ing terms, which he jtmad in his wife’s
possession. He also introduced a ixioft
of ve se entitled, “Love Letters of a
Violinist,” in which he said the lovers
marked passages expressive .of their
feelings, afterwards exchanging vol
umes. At the Crane villa at Lake Ge
neva, said Mr. Stiles, he found Mr.
Crane in Mrs. Stiles’ room, and she and
Mr. Crane pretended that they had
been alarmed by a burglar. Mrs.
Crane has begun a suit against her hus
band for a separate maintenance.
OVER IN EUROPE.
Windsor castle has been used for a
royal residence seven hundred and
The results of the recent expedition
to the polar regions prove that north
of seventy-five degrees the ice over
the whole surface averages six thou
sand feet in thickness.
The highest spot Inhabited by hu
man beings on this globe is the
Buddhist cloister of Hanle, Thibet,
where twenty-one monks live at an
altitude of sixteen thousand feet.
In a ton of Dead sea water there are
one hundred and eighty-seven pounds
of salt; Red sea, ninety-three; Medi
terranean, eighty-five; Atlantic, eighty
onc; English channel, seventy-two;
Baltic, eighteen; Black sea, twenty
six, and Caspian sea, eleven.
A man in Germany recently bought
one thousand cigars and had them in
sured against fire. Then he smoked
them and demanded the amount of his
policy from the insurance company.
The company refusing to pay it, he
brought suit and got a verdict.
According to Power, a foreign chem
ist has devised a sensitive paint which
is yellow at ordinary temperatures,
but turns bright red on reaching one
of two hundred and twenty degrees.
It is suggested that this paint may be
used advantageously to indicate' heat
from friction in machinery.
One part of the wadding ceremony
among the Babylonians was very sig
nificant. The priest took a thread
from the garment of the bride, and an
other from the garment of the bride
groom, and tied them into a knot,
which he gave to the bride. This is
probably the origin of the modern say
ing about tying the knot in regard to
Experiments are now being made
with compressed hay for paving blocks.
The hay. after being pressed, is soaked
in a drying oil, which, it is claimed,
renders it indestructible.
A new alloy has been invented by a
Paris manufacturer, composed of silver
and copper. It has great strength, and
will resist sudden or long sustained
strains. The low price ot silver has
lately made such an alloy practicable.
Great success has been obtained in
Belgium with the ammonia process for
sinking shafts through quicksand. The
principle is that of freezing the quick
sand by an ammonia freezer similar to
that used in making artificial ice.
A new thermometer for registering
extreme heat is composed of a liquid
alloy of sodium and potassium, instead
of mercury. The boiling point of this
alloy is about 1,100 degrees above, and
its freezingpoint 12 degrees below zero.
J ADVERTISING MEDIUM. ,
Explosion of Dynamite Hurl Many
Lives Into Eternity.
NO CAUSE ASSIGNED FOR THE CRIME.
Fenosylranla Town Excited Over the
Provoked Act ot Desperate and
Determined Outlaws—Na Ar- i
Have Been Blade.
Penn., October 29.—J
At Laurel R#h. this county, a large
Hungarian boarding house was blow a!
to atoms by dynamite at 3 o’clock yes»i
terday morning and three of the in«j
mates killed outright, four fatelly in 4
j Jured and half a dozen seriously hurt. ■
The fiends who planned the oxplo- 1
Bion did their work welL despite the
fact tliat part of the plan failed. They,
placed about twenty-four sticks of dy
namite under the building, each being
about nine inches long and weighing
about half a pound. A wire connected,
the sticks with a battery situated,
about fifty yards away. When the
signal was given only about half a.
dozen of the sticks exploded. They
were sufficient however, to completely,
wreck the building, not a bean or plank'
of which was left standing. Several 1 *
of the inmates who occupied beds in
the upper floor were hurled fifty feet
in the air, Some of them escaped fatal
injuries by alighting in the trees near
by. Half dazed by fear and sleep, thejj,
managed to hold on to' the branched
until they recovered their senses andt
were able to reach the ground. A track
walker, who arrived on tha scene
shortly after the explosion, says it rm
sembled a battle field. ,
Heartrending Cries of the Injured, j
The cries of the injured were heart*!
rending. Some of them were in the
trees; others were lying on the /ground >
and under the debris of the wrecked
building. One of the boarders who riw
caped injury madq his tray toi » neigh/
boring shanty and woke the inMate*.
Blankets and bedding were carried tq
the sdene and the injured made as com!
sortable as possible.
At daylight the officials of the Lee
high Valley road were notified and a
special train, with a number of physW
cians, was hurried to the scene. The
doctors dressed’the wounds of the in«
jured, who were brotight to the hos«
pital in this city.
The boarding boss says he i« at a lose
as to what prompted the deed. As far
as he knows ho has no enemies in the
world. Some of the boarders think the
motive was robbery, as several of them
were known to have considerable
money th their possession. If this*
was the object of the fiends it was
plain why they placed so much of the
explosives under the building. They
wanted to IcllJ every person in the
place in older to get the plunder and
then escape detection. Up to 7 o’clock
last night no arrests ‘ had been made.
One of the wounded men says immedi
ately after the explosion he saw four
strange men running down the road
way loading to the village of Miner'*
Mills. They carried lanterns. While
he lay on the gound another stranger
approached him and rifled his pockls.
He also cut the belt which encircled 1
his waist and carried away.
Version of One nt the Victim*.
Another of the injured gives it as his
opinion that the men* seen on the
ground after thcexplosioa were tramps.
The dynamiters used Pittsburg dyna
mite, which fact may lead to their dis
covery, as dynamite of tha. character
is used by the railroad contractors,
whose tool house is near the scene.
The house had been broken open and
a new battery taken out. An old bat
tery was found near by. The supposi
tion is that the latter would not work
and a new one was necessary.
THE GIRl'diED IN AGONY. Ji
After Whipping Her Father She Commit*
Trenton, Mo., October 29.—News of a •
sad tragedy comes from a point fifteen
miles northwest of this- city. Farmer
Sprout, prominent in that part of the
state, severely whipped his son for
some misdemeanor. His twin sister,
Ollie, an exceedingly stout young wo
man, became enraged at the treatment
accorded her brother and attacked her
father. She broke some ot hi:; ribs and
injured him so severely that his life is
despaired of. The girl then, stricken
with remorse, placed the muzzle of a
shotgun to her breast and sent the load
into her body. She died in great agony.
BISHOP PHILLIPS BROOKS.
Mronxe Statue In the Church es the
New York, October 29.—The bronze
memorial to the memory of the late
Bishop Brooks, which is to be placed in
the Church of the Incarnation, Madison
avenue, of which the bishop's brother
is rector, is to be executed by Mr. W.
Clark Noble, who has also in baud a
memorial of the Bishop to be placed in
the Church of the Holy Trinity, Phila
Forest Fires Rage In Mississippi.
Corinth, Miss., October 29.—Forest
fires are raging in the vicinity of Cor
inth and a dense smoke overhangs the
town. Several cotton fields have been
destroyed In the outlying district* valu
able timber ruined, and the country
Colonel Strong Opens Ills Campaign.
New York, October 29.—A meeting
of the C. C. Shayne republican club will
lie held this evening at the club house,
No. 2112 Second avenue, when ad
dresses will be made by Colonel Wil
liam L. Strong and C. C. Shayne.
Open Gambling on Morton and HUI.
New York. October 29.—Two wager*
of SI,OOO to S4OO each on Morton against
Hill were made on the stock exchange
today, and there was any quantity of
republican money at nearly the same
odds. ' .
K<iMO-.la|Min Treaty of Commereo.
St. Petersburg, October 29.—Negot
iations have been opened for a Bua*o«
Japan Trraty of commerce.