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PART L r FHE OMAHA .SUNDAY BEE ,
NINETEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , SEPTEMBER 8 , 1889.-SIXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER 81
ANTWERP HORROR ,
The Qroat Blnzo of Petroleum Still
BIG WAREHOUSES IN RUINS.
The ExDlodlng Cartridges Kill Many
Sailors in the Harbor.
IMMENSE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
Burned Oorpsos Fourid Half nMllo
From the Powder Factory.
PLACING -THE RESPONSIBILITY.
The Town Council Will I .my the Blninu
the Provincial Council The
Terrible Mine Accident
The Flro Still Ilnglng.
1 > U James OonionJemisU.l
Sept. 7. [ Now York Herald
Cable Sncclal to Tun Bnn.l The horizon is
Btlll blood-rod with the glare ot the great
flrc , which is oven yet raging furiously ,
though the petroleum warehouses them
selves nro but a hcnp of ruins. It appears
that , ns a measure -of precaution , a largo
proportion of the forty millions of cartrlgcs
In the Corvlltnn factory bad been buried In
the ground. After the explosion the men
employed In n petroleum warehouse close at
band turned on the taps of the reservoirs ,
containing millions of gallons of the
liquid , and scut It flowing nlong the
tranches. The petroleum reached the
powder manufactory nud penetrated
to where the cartridges were buried
to-day. The fire spread to these cartridges.
Frequent nnd loud reports nro beard i\s pacli-
ets of the cartridges explode from time to
time , aJcllncto the pantcof the population.
Several sailors on board the vessels in the
port hnvo been killed , among them a cabin
boy on board the City of Boston. Ho was In
the rigging when ho wns struck by n box of
cartridges. Ho fell to the deck bslow and
death was instantaneous.
An English vessel , the Labrador , which
wns on tbo point of sailing for London with
a cargo of mineral ore , had her dock cabins
completely destroyed. The cook was'struck
In the ohest by a packet of cartridges and
The Belgian Btenmor Prince Albert wus
much damngcd ,
A gang of dockers unloading n German
vessel were thrown down into the hold nnd
tbreo of them were killed by the fall , whllo
nn equal number were seriously injured.
As cabled last night , the number of windows
dews broken is incalculable. Scarcely n
r shop or cafe can show an Intact puna of
glass. Tha number of parsons wounded by
splinters is immense , and nt ono cafe a ver
anda , running nlong the front , fall , Injuring
a majority of the customers sitting beneath.
Half burned corpses nnd fragments of hu-
mnu bodies hnvo been found to-day nt a Ala-
tancc of nearly half a mile away from the
powder factory ,
Dovoldor , minister of justice , who came
nere Immediately on receipt of tbo news ol
the disaster , has wired the king all of the
details. Ho soys that no further danger to
the docks need bo apprehended. Ho speaks
in terms of the highest pruiso of the trul.v
admirable conduct ot the firemen , soldiers ,
hospital surgeonf und authorities.
The funeral of the victims will take place
on Monday morning. Subscription lists in
favor of the killed and injured are boinp
With regard to the question of rosponsl
bllity , various reports tire circulating. It I :
M authoritatively stated that the city onglnooi
prepared a report to the effect that the towr
wovud bo exposed to great danger were tin
permission demanded by the Corvillai
granted. It would bo worse than folly , hi
said , to allow forty million cartridges to hi
stored in suoh close proximity to tin
petroleum warehouses. The town council
which moats on Monday , will , it Is expected
BSUO a tiroclamution throwing ull the ra
sponslbllity upon the provincial council. I
is probable that lawsuits will spring out o
the affair. The Corvlllan is naturally no
It is , however , stated thnt the cartridges
which were purchased from the Spanisl
government , contained n small quantity o
dynamite ; that the Corvlllan wus lottlnth
dark about this fact. If it should provo cor
reel it would probably cause a storm ot in
'dlgnatlon at the Spanish government , as th
international convention of Geneva prohibited
itod the use of explosive substances in carl
The Corvlllnn wnsln Paris when his factor
blow up. Ho returned hero to-day an
had an Interview with tha municipal at
thorStics hero. Ha refused to bo scon b
any ouo else. The popular indlgnutlo
against him is very strong , and the 11 ro hu
been fanned by the report that ho pu
chased cutrldgos ut u cost not exceeding th.
mere vnluo ot the metal. He expected 1
mnko half u million francs profit on It
Tha town Is crowded with thousands o
visitors , whom the uows of the catustropli
has brought from every part of Belgium.
It Is believed thnt the measures ulrouO
taken will bo sufficient to prevent the fii
from Hurcadlng any further ! although It wl
probably last nt least twenty-four houi
longer. The chapter of accidents is long an
terrible. It Is as yet Impossible to tml win
may bo the number of the dead burled bi
iiouth the ruins , but It Is certain that t
least two hundred persons perished. FII
teen of these who were carried to the ho
pltuls have to-day died.
rill : ; SCOTLAND MINK ACCIDENT
Thirty "Widows and Seventy
loss Children A Helmf Fund.
ICojiur/o/il / I8S9 lti ] James Qonlnn TleniMt , ' ]
EuiHiiuna , Sept. 7. iNow York Horal
Cablo-SpcclaLto TUB BEB. ] At Mauric
Wood , Pu Pcnlculk , this morning , boyon
the slight nolso caused by tbo monotonoi
click of the engine , all was quiet , and whoi
yesterday stood largo groups of-rclutlvi
and friends of the entombed miners , eager
clinging to the feint bopo tnut was thou ho
out , only a few , drawn by curiosity , at
prcucnt. Before dawn six other bodies wet
brought up , making twenty-seven r
covered lu all. A copious su
ply of Tvutor is' kept on tl
burning coal , but It U evident that llttlo pr
gross Is being made lu reducing the llame
the tire In tbo east aldo having got hoi
The bodies woiVfound lying on an olcvati
portion of the working , anil the only way
which they could DO rulsod was by ulaclt
them , thrco at a time , la a bo'x and iloatli
them uloug ou the water to tba tuouth ot V ,
Asau Instance of the difficulty experlonc
in searching , the rescuing party state that
they had to wade through water for fally a
quarter of an hour before they came upon
At 5 o'clock In the morning the water was
four foot deep and wns rising at the rate of
thrco inches nn hour , consequently It was
deemed advisable to cease searching. At
this time the flro on the eastern siOo was
burning brightly , nnd the hose which was
being played upon It had llttlo ofToet. Ltita r
In the day n consultation of mining export s
and the manager ot the colliery was hold , nt
which It was resolved to damp down the
mine , nnd this having boon done , there will
bo no further operations probably for six
It Is estimated that thcro nro there thirty
widows nnd seventy fatherless children , and
that 20,0011 will bo needed ns n relict fund ,
towards which several of the leading col
lieries nnd landed proprietors have already
contributed , the Spoils colliery giving 5,000
and tbo Manjulsof Lothian 1,000 , ,
SIxty-threo and Seventeen ,
ICopi/rty/it / lS33hiiJamtA Gordon n nuett.1
LONDON , Sept. 7. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to THE BEE. I Howard Paul ,
nn old member of the Savage club , and well
known In dramatic and literary circles on
both sides of the Atlantic , was married at St.
Gcorgo'a church , Bloomsbury , this after
noon to Miss Florence Arthur. Ho is sixty-
throe nnd aha Is soventcon. Paul is a native
A Noted Breeder Gives Some Very
[ Cni/rf0it ) ? i $ < V ) bu Jamc } ( Jonlon JJcnnffM
PAIUS Sept. 7 , ( Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEB. ] At the horse
show to-day I had a conversation with nn
exhibitor of Domlsang horses , whoso opinion
will bo of special interest to Englishmen and
Americans. This is Burdctto Coutts , M. P. ,
owner of the BrooWleld stud , near Holly
Lodge , Htghgilto. Said ho :
"I have not brought over my best horses ,
but I see no reason to feel ashamed of the
ten I huvo on exhibition. You know I have
for seine years in my Brookfield stud boon
making n rather needed departure in horse
bteeding. This is , I think , of general inter
est , not only from its novelty , but from its
eminent success. At the Uoyal Agricultural
society's show at Windsor this year , my
horses were awarded over a dozen prizes , in
cluding the queen's goU medal for the best
coaching stallions nnd the queen's gold
medal for tbo best hackney ninre.
I may therefore speak with certain
authority ou the subject ot breeding
Dcmisang horses. The trouble In England
has hitherto been that great landed - proprietors
etors nnd other capitalists who have engaged
in horse breeding have limited their efforts
almost entirely to producing thoroughbred
racers , hunters or heavy draft horses. These
nro all very well as far as they go , but they
do not go nearly far enough. Besides those ,
England uses nnd requires an enormous
number of light draft horses , ns well ns for
military purposes. The breeding of such
horses as these has been entirely neglected ,
except in Yorkshire and the eastern coun
"Thoro have , however , In the course of the
last hundred years , como into existence
through the providential care of small
farmers , thrco different breeds of horses
which may properly bo considered as thor
oughbreds , or all but such. Thcso breeds
ore the hackney trotter -roadster , the
Cleveland bay , nnd the Yorkshire
coach horso. The hackney breed is
of Interest to Americans , because from
it came the horse Bcllfoundcr , from which
again came Kysdyck's famous Humblctouian.
Hackney horses are of medium size , standing
about 15-2and are admirably adapted for
drawing broughams , llitht victories , phae
tons , otc. The Cleveland Bays and York
shire coach horses are largo , standing 10-2 or
10-3 , and are suited for barouche service.
"Now , as I said above , thcso three breeds
have been produced only by small farmers
In a small section of England , through whoso
efforts , however , the breed has been kept
pure to n certain extent. Therefore , until
recently , this means of supply bus been suf
ficient , but of late years a change has taken
place. Foreign governments have gradually
como to recognize tbo supurlor excellence ot
the three English breeds , and the desirabil
ity of obtaining souio of them for their own
purposes , military and otherwise.
Consequently Austria , Italy , Hussia ,
Franca and other countries have
been sending agents to England , who have
every year bought largo numbers of these
horses , aud so well bavo thcso agents carried
out their mandates that it was rapidly be
coming apparent that unless something was
done to stop such , wholesale appropria ion
the country would soon be entirely depleted
of Its most useful horses. So I resolved to
do something myself in the lluo of defend
ing these great English Interests , und I think
I hnvo suecoouoJ.
"In the first place , I hnvo laid it down as
a fundamental principle in my breading
Dcmisang horses that 1 will never soil my
best stallion or moro ot any given species. I
always keep my horses so us to bo ublo tc
produce others equally good. The others I
sell , but In this way I control the market und
keep up the standard of oxcallouoa ia uij
own stud. "
STAND BY ABBOTT.
The Itoclc Inland Will Not Heeo nlzc
tlvn Aollnir Cftnirnmn.
CIIIOAOO , Sopt. 7. Tbo Kock Island roai
gave formal notice that It would decline ti
recognize the action of the Western Statci
Passenger association at its meeting Thurs
duy in placing the affairs of the ussoclatloi
in the hands of the secretary. General Man
agcr St. John takes tha ground that tba elec
tlon of the secretary was not vulid , becuusi
It was not effected by u unanimous vote , am
ho UHUOUI1C33 that his company will cantlnui
to recognize Abbott as acting chairman o
the association. This is the same positloi
taken by General Manager Egan , of thi
Chicago , St. Paul & Kansas City ,
Freight Auont 1'nrlcer HntdiriiH.
KANSAS Citr , Sept. 7. A special fron
Topeka says this morning C. A. Parker , general
oral freight agent ot thu Atcbisoii , Topeka t
Santa Fo railroad , bunded lu Ms rusignatloi
to tuko effect October 1.
Heading Otr the Northern "I'aollli ; .
DULUTII , Sept. 7. Tno Canadian Paclfli
has let the contract to build about sovot
hundred in lies of now road next year to hcai
off tbo Northern Pacific's ' movement in Mon
tana and other northwest territory , A nov
line Is to bo extended through the Yellow
head puss of the Kooky mountains and to th
Fought a French Duel.
COLUMBUB , Ga. , Sept. 7. It U rumoroi
that Hon.W , W. Patterson and Hon. Wm. A
Huff , of Mucon , members of the logUiatur
from Bibb county , fought a duel ut Popla
Spring , Ala. , this evening. The report say
neither party was seriously hurt , if at ull
No facts can bo obtained to-night.
Ho "Will Hun For Congress From the
NEW Yonit. Sept. 7. The Sun this after
noon publishes a letter from John , L. Sul-
llvnn , in which ho announces his intention of
running for congress on the democratic
ticket. It Is his ambition to represent the
Boston district , nnd ho spates that such high
nmbltlon ho trusts will in the future make
his llfo wh.nl it ought to bo.
In , nn Interview regarding his proposal
to stand for congress , Sullivan said : "You
know of tno misfortune I hnvn just had in
the loss of my mother. I don't want
to tnlk nbout it much. I cnn only say I do
not feel like living as I hnvo up to now. You
know how people nbuso ino , nnd if I make a
good resolution my cnomlos laugh nt It , whllo
my friends try to got mo to , break it , but I
will show thorn what I moan to do without
saying much nbout It. In the first plncp , I
shall give up boxing , which has occupied'
time so far. It Is an honorable calling nnd
does good , but as n congressman or n candi
date for congress , I , of course , could not
continue to bo a professional pugilist.
My fighting reputation la made. The
cropplng-up of now fightora can't injure it ,
and thnso challenges can't worry mo , I
shall no through with my six weeks' exhibi
tion and shall put my money uwny care
fully and attend to my political career oxclu-
"Now that my mother Is dead , there is no
ono depending on mo but my father , nnd ho
is well cared for. Ho has six houses In his
own name which will keep him In comfort to
the end of his days. I have brought him on
with mo from Boston because I can't leave
him nlono to worry nbout iny inothor'3
Whllo Sullivan wns talking of his future
political aspirations , a friend of his noxv in
congress dropped In to see him to express
sympathy nt his mother's death und to say
ho would bo glad to do all ho could to help
Sullivan out of his trouble down south.
John I'n Bonollt.
NEW YOUK , Sopt. 7. After mnny post
ponements nnd delays the long heralded re
ception to John D. Sullivan was held at the
Academy of Musio to-night. Fourteenth
street from Third to Fourth avenues was
filled with n motley crowd ot Sullivan's ad
mirers , and wnon the champion's carriage
appeared it was almost impossible for the
driver to bring it to the curbstone. When
the champion alighted the cheering was tre
The crowd in the academy was not nearly ns
largo as had been expected. Sullivan appeared
late in the evening. Ho hud lost none of bis
old-time quickness and grace * , and ho never
appeared to bettor advantage than in his
bout with Mlko Cleary. His appaar-
anco on the stage was the signal
for tumultuous applause , which lasted
for fully ten minutes. The "Big Fellow"
stopped to the foot-lights nhd made ono of
his characteristic speeches. Ho said :
"Ladies and gentleman : I do not know
what to say to youI am nt present suffer
ing from a sad affliction , the loss of iny
mother , but I wish > , thank the New York
public for their Kindness to mo. They al
ways have been kind to mo and I shall uovor
forgot it. I beg to remain yonr humble
Sullivan then turned .and shook hands
with Cleary nnd the audience was treated tea
a fine exhibition of scientific boxing.
HEIll TO FOUTV THOUSAND.
Romantic History of nil Interesting
' Young Ludy.
CHICAGO , Sept. 7. Some days ago Chief
of Pollco Hubbard received a request from
Dr. J. II. Brewer , of Sioux City , lu. , for the
full names and addresses of all the Adams
in Chicago. The following story Is told in
explanation of the request :
Auout twenty years ugo n man named
Andrews eloped with with Miss "Viola
Adams , the daughter of n wealthy resident
of Chicago. The father cast his daughter
off. The young husband soon began to treat
bis wife harshly and finally she loft him and
returned to her father , bringing her baby
daughter with her. Subsequently the child
wjis stolen , and ull efforts to find her were
unavailing. Finally Grandfather Adams
died , leaving the missing child a legacy of
$40,000. It now appears that she was stolen
by her father , who placed her In the family
of a Norwegian named Nelson , of DCS
Moines , whuro she grow up as their daugh
ter. Uccently Dr. Brewer discovered the
facts in the case nnd secured n confession
from the father , who had boon playing the
role of a friend of the Nelson family. It
was bis intention to take the girl to Chicago
and secure the legacy for himself. The
young lady is now with Dr. Brewer's family
in Sioux City , and the doctor is endeavoring
to get her Chicago relatives.
NEW OUUISUR LAUNCHED.
The Philadelphia Sot Afloat Froin
PiuiADEU'iiu , Sept. 7. The now stool
cruiser Philadelphia was launched in
Cr.unp's ship-yard in this city at 11 M'J this
morning. Tha new vassal is the fourth in
size of the armored cruisers provided for tbo
navy. _ LJnliko the vessels already constructed
hero , the ofllclal test will not bo rated ac
cording to horse power , but fixed
speed. The contract stipulates a
speed of nineteen knoti per hour ,
and unless this is reached largo deductions
will bo m ado in the contract price. The
cruiser's length is 410 fcot ; beam , 43 j foot ;
draught , 10 > i fcot , nnd displacement , 4il !
tons. Her main battery will consist ol
twelve six-Inch rlllos , whllo her secondary
battery will bo composed of two Gattllnga ,
ono one-pound Hotchklss and two 57-inch
Added Interest was givcu to the occasion
by the ureseuco of a number of distinguished
guests , chief among them being Mrs. Harri
son , wlfo ot the president , and Mrs. John
Wanumnkcr , When the vessel slid off the
ways fully twenty thousand pontons wore
assembled in nnd around the great ship-yard ,
Miss Minnie Wauuuiakor , daughter of tbo
postinastor-geuoral , christened the now
cruiser. Immediately after the launching ,
which was entirely successful , the invited
KUests were escorted to the ofllca of the ship
building firm , where lunch was eaten ,
A AVarrnnt For Treasurer Dana.
BOSTON , Sept. 7. A warrant for the urresl
of the missing treasurer of the Douglas Axe
manufacturing company , Dcnlsoa D. Dunu ,
was to-day secured , churglng him with em
bezzling $25,000 , from tbo company. This 1 ;
not regarded as moro than a small part ol
what bo actually took , but it was necessary
that a particular sum should DO sj > eculodanil
the facts were not at hand to substantiate an
allegation us to the whole amount.
A petition in bankruptcy was filed agulnsl
tbo Douglas Axe company to-day.
Clrona Man O'Brien Doad.
Pnii.AUEi.riiu , Sept. 7. John O'Brien , tin
well known circus man , died at bis homo hen
to-day , aged flfty-threo.
HIS EYE ON FRAHCE.
Bismarck Awaiting the Rsault of
the French Election.
THE WAR DRUMS WILL BEAT.
1C Boulanjjor Weakens the Govern
ment Germany Will Brlstlo.
WORKING CLASS - LEGISLATION
The Chancellor Will Take Tip the
TEUTON PRIDE IS TOUCHED.
Irritated By the CznV's Treatment of
the Emperor the , Muscovite la
Given a Brand Hint The
BUmnrckVnltinir For nn Opcnlnir.
ICojij/rfoM / 1489 by Kcw YorH Associated l'n .l
BBHLIN , Sept. 7. Tbo upproaoh of the
opening of the llnal session of the rolckstug
Is causing all parties to asle what form of
policy the government is likely to take on
with which to go before the country. The
Bcml-ofilciul press affords no spocml indica
tion. Prlnco _ Bismarck is obviously await
ing the results of the French elections. If
the present govurnmon ; is so materially
weakened as to make Boulangcrism an im
portant factor pf the Fioach policy wo are
as certain to hear the war drum boat as in
1887 , and there will bo renewed nppaa la to
patriots to support further military burdens ,
oven 1C Carnet bo secured in power.
Prince Bismarck appears to bo preparing
to give prominence to social reforms , bills
dealing with strikes and measures aiming to
protect the poorer classes agaiusjb undue in
terest on loans. Legislation generally in
favor of the working classes will play a load
ing part in the coming sessions of both the
rciehstai ; and the landtag as a preliminary
to the forming of a plank in the election
platform. Meanwhile the military expan
sion involves n demand on the rolehstag1 for
a credit of 00,000,000 marks.
Tbo temper or the foreign office toward
Russia is growing wnrso. The czar's treat
ment of Emperor William continues to em
bitter the rotations between , the two coun
tries. The somi-oftlclul press is permitted or
instructed to speak with notable frankness
and severity. A Hamburg correspondent ,
n nn undoubtedly inspired article , says : "t
' 'Germany ' must accept the fact of tlio per
manent hostility of the czar. The chancellor ,
being convinced of the czar's lasting enmity ,
will cease his dellcato and cautious treat
ment of Russia and henceforth frankly tioat
St. Petersburg as ho treats Paris. "
The paper approves the- entente with Eng
land and disapproves of the idea of giving
free scope to Ilussiutoutiide of Europe.
The rumors that Empress Augusta has be
come a Catholic are baseless. *
The ciews of the German men-of-war
Adler and Ebor , wrccked'ln , the Samba hur
ricane , have arrivc'd'at Kiel. Prince Henry ,
in an address , told them they had nobly per
formed their duty in Samoa , showing them
selves bravo sons of the fatherland. 'Ho
welcomed them in the name of the emperor ,
who , he said , loved every truly bravo man as
his own son. The prince afterward gave a
dinner in honor of the men.
Many rumors are in circulation to the ef
fect that financial projects caused the recog
nition of Herr VouScholz , the Prussian ,
finance minister. The North German Gazette
to-night describes thosa rumors as idle in
ventions and says that Herr VonScholz has
not resigned , but has boon given a lung
leave of absence on account of an affection
of hs ( oyos.
Count Vonllatzfoldt , German ambassador
to London , having been summoned by Prince
Bismarck , reached Frcdorieashon to-day.
After witnessing the army manoeuvres in
Saxony , the emperor will go on Tuesday to
Mindcn to attend the manoeuvres of tha
Westphollan troops and will proceed thence
to Hanover. aThc uiauoouvros will bo on a
The czarowlch will bo the guest of the emperor -
peror from the 15th to to 23d 'of September.
If the czar's heir Is sent to Paris directly af
ter parting from Emperor William it will
incrcaso the tension to the breaking point.
Court advices are to the effect that the
czarowich will return * to Freldensborg and
tbenco proceed to St. Petersburg.
The municipal council of Hanover has
voted the sum of 81,000 murks for the pur
pose of decorating and Illuminating the city
during the emperor's vlsl . 4Tho leading cit
izens have been directed to make a display
of bunting , but many of them will not ob
serve the order , as in this'quurter enthusiasm
does not run high for the Houonzollorns ,
The emperor has named his return to Berlin
for the 29tli Inst. Ills interview with the
czar will occur then if ut all. The emperor
and empress , according to to-night's Post ,
will.doD.irt for Italy to moot King Humbert
early in October.
The action of the Catholic congress at Bo-
chum in'abstaining from a declaration in
favor of the restoration of the temporal
power of the pope is received with unfavora
ble conlmontsiby a section of the Catholic
press , chiefly outside of Germany. Among
the centrists , Dr. Wludthorst's speech in
favor of the maintenance of the triple alli
ance , although rendering the restoration of
Roma to tha pope Impossible , Is accepted as
tbo only possible policy ,
The pope has sent a letter to the Catholic
congress at Munster thanking the German
Catholics for their fidelity to the church and
their strutrples to sustain their religion.
Captain WUsmau's cxiwdltlon against
Mawapwa consists of two'thousand ' men. A
largo quantity of munitions loft Zanzibar on
Monday last for the scone of operation.s
The German pubHo generally Is indifferent
toward the Huccosa'bf tho.Engllsh hitrlguos ,
and the advocates of tha policy of colonial
extension denounce the treatment of Dr.
The Woiitlint * Foroonsf ,
For Nebraska ; Fair ; stationary tempera
ture , except In northern Nebraska ; slightly
warmer ; easterly winds.
For lo wa : Fulr , followed -western Iowa
by light ruin ; stationary temperature , except
in southern Illinois ; wanner ; easterly
For Dakota : Falr ; , , ) Jghtly warmer
weather ; winds shifting to southerly.
Alger AuBiunca Command.
DETROIT , Sept. r. Commaudor-ln-Ohlef
Alger , of the G. A. U. , to-day Issued gen
eral orders u suralng command of the order ,
with headquarters bore , announcing the otti-
cers elected at Milwaukee nnd the following
staff appointments ; Adjutant general ,
George II. Hopkins , of Detroit , Mich. ;
quartermaster general , Johu Taylor , of Phil-
idolphla ; Inspector gonor.il , Lewis E. Grit-
1th , of Troy , N. Y. \ Judge advocate general ,
0. U. Austin , of Toledo , O.
iniAYlS JAME3 KTSbUY.
Ho Rcscuofl n I ) row ill UK Girl In Splto
of Her lilting anil Kicking.
NEW YOHK , Sopt. 7 , One of the most de
termined attempts at sulcldo over heard of
wns mndo last night by Lena Hortzog , sev
enteen j-cars of ago , who resides with dor
parents la Wllltamsburg.
Sim was a passenger on the ferry boat
from Brooklyn ou the 12:10 : o'clock trip , the
last night trip to this city. When the boat
reached the Grand street ferry landing on
this side , Miss Hortzog catno nshoro , but 1m-
mcalatcty returned and paid her faro and
once tnoro took a scat In tbo cabin. The
boat had Just cleared the ship when she
came out of the cabin nnd jumped overboard ,
The boat was' stopped and llfo-prcscrvcrs ,
laddcrn and ropes were called into requisi
tion. The olccti io light made things as clear
ns day. The first life-preservor thrown fell
close to the girl , but she pushed It awuy ,
with an nngry gesture. The nolso and
shouts attracted the ticket taker , James
Kelly , who has already saved thirteen people
ple from drowning. Ho Jumped into the
river , seized tno girl by the waist , nnd
lifted her bodily up so she might breathe.
Tim girl turned upon linn nna struggled to
free herself from his grasp. Kelly hold on ,
however , nnd made for the ship. A dcspor-
ate struggle followed , the half-drowned
girl scorned to gain strength nnd fought like
n tigress. Wbon near the ship , ropes wora
thrown out. Kelly caught ono and wound it
around the body of his charge , but it was
quickly thrown off. This the girl repeated
two or'three times , and then , seizing her
rescuer by the arm , savagely bit him. Kelly
was becoming exhausted , and saw that if
the girl's life was to bo saved , violence
would have to bo used , so ho was compelled
to boat her to submission. The blows had
the desired effect for a time , but when an
attempt was uiado to lift her up on a ladder ,
she broke out afresh , but was finally lauded ,
Wet , limp and exhausted. This water battla
lasted fully fifteen minutes. When stimu
lants wore offered the girl , later on , she
threw the glass from her and smashed it. Fi
nally the reckless creature was placed under
arrest and was afterwards sent to a hospital
In an ambulance.whcro to-day shu was doing
Her parents soy the whole adventure
arose from a love affair.
Steve Brodlc Successfully Leaps the
Cutnract of Ningnrn.
NIAOAIU FALLS , N. Y. , Sept. 7. Stove
Brodlo accomplished the perilous feat to-day
of going over Niagara Falls in a rubber suit.
Brodio and his party arrived at Clifton last
night and put up at-tho Wavorly hotel , where
they registered under fictitious names in or
der to avoid suspicion. The party loft the hotel
at 4 o'clock this mornlngnnd went to a point
200 feet above the falls. Brodio stripped and
had his body padded with cotton batting.
Then ho put on a rubber suit which was in
flated fifty-two inches around the waist and
seventy-five Inches around the chest , tno
head gear being also inflated , while two stool
bands protected his body.
At 15:30 : Brodio entered the water
with his paddle. Ho caueht the
current ; and a few sccpnds later was
shot over the center of the Horseshoe
falls and was quickly lost to sight. Ho was
buried from view for nearly two minutes ,
when a black spook , covered with a thick ,
white coating , was scon bobbing and JumpIng -
Ing to and fro in the rushing water.
In a short timu Brodio was caught and
carried by tbo current toward the American
shore , and then all of. a sudden ho was hur
ried to tno Canadian shore , where John L.
Edgcr swum out and dragged htm In.
Brodio was lifted on the rocky shore and
quickly stripped. Ho was unconscious and
blood oozed from his mouth , nose and oars.
For twenty minutes ho lay until ammonia
Wns applied to his nostrils , when ho began
to shiver. Ho gradually recovered conscious
ness and it was then found that his injuries
were not serious. Ho expects to bo able to
go to Now York to-morrow.
in describing his experience , Brodio says
that after ho entered tbo river ho weakened
and would have given anything m the world
if ho could have reached land again. Ho at
tempted to got ashore by using his
paddle , but the swift current swept
him back and turned his feet
toward the brink of the cataract. When
ho saw that it was impossible to got out ho
felt the same as a man who was to moot death
and prayed for dear life. Just as ho caino
to the brink of the falls ho became uncon
scious through fright and remained so until
ho touched the water at the base of the
falls , when ho was temporarily brought to.
Then ho again lost consciousness ami know
no moro until ho found himself lying in his
rubber suit at the water's edpe.
Chief MaDougnll , of the Ontario police
force , arrested Brodio at Grand Trunk sta
tion this afternoon aa ho was about to take
the 4 p. m. train for Now York. Ho is
charged with attempting to sulcldo by going
over the falls this morning.
Brodio was brought before a police magis
trate this evening wlio read the charge made
against him. In defense , Brodio said ho did
not attempt to commit suicide by golnglovor
the falls , but wanted to show the world the
trip could bo mado. The pollco magistrate
said ho did not bellovo Brodio went over the
fulls at all ; that the whole thing was a hum
bug. and if ho didn't go over to say so and bo
would discharge him.
Brodio said in that case ho would say ho
did not go over but declined to make unida-
vlt to that effect , saying he was a Catholic
and couldn't ' perjure himself.
The magistrate then bound him over in
bonds of $500 to keep the laws ot the domln
ion for ono year , and especially that relating
to attempts to go over the falls. Brodio
signed the document on his own recognizance
nnd immediately niaJo for the American
Another JtncuViir Threatened.
SAVANNAH , Gu , , Sept , 7. At Stockton to-
duy , according to a .special , a white man
stubbed a negro. This onrugcd the negroes
of the place , who swarmed around the store
in which the white man took refuge , demand
ing his surrender , threatening to raid or burn
the store if the demand was not compiled
with. The whites of Stockton tolographoi
to Vulldosta for reinforcements , und twenty-
flvo white men armed und left for Stockton
by train into this afternoon. The Yalldosta
guards wired Governor Gordon asking to bo
ordered out , but up to this evening have bat
no reply , additional . particulars are ob-
LOUISVII.I.K , Ky. , Sept 7. J , G , Matting
laf it Sons , distillers , are reported ombur
rass'ed , but it is thought with an extension o
time tbo firm will pull through. The assets
are given ut 500,000 ; liabilities 200,000 ,
The firm has not made un assignment , bu
has merely askoJ Its creditors for an oxton
slon. The market for high wines has been
going against the firm this year , hence It
ALGIOII HAS NO HAT.
Ic Ottered It tn General Fntrahtld In
n I'Iny fill IMontl.
Cmcuoo , Sept. 7. [ Special Telegram to
Titt Br.K.J When the citizens of Detroit see
tall , military looking man , with his board
ying In the river breeze , leave the cars and
tart to walk homo bareheaded they will
blnk that ox-Govornor Algor has surely
one daft. Hussell Algor , commandor-ln-
hlof of the G. A. U. , left Chicago by n Into
rain last night. These who saw him oft say
o-diiy that they never saw htm In such a
good humor. Ho hadn't n sou lu his pockets
nor a hat on his head. It occurred this
Thuro was a llttlo farewell party Instntght ,
nd General Fnlrchlld arose , to toll how ho
olt about General Algcr. Ho took occasion
o allude to the handsome commniidor-ln-
chlof , whcrouuon General Algor wont down
n his trousers pocket and brought up n
loublo handful of keys , nickels , cult buttons ,
army buttons and half dollars. Ho arose
and carried the ontlro lot over to the
pcnkor , who Immediately held out his
hands , received the booty , thrust it into his
own pocket , and proceeded with his speech
amid much applause by those present.
"He's m luck If ho over sees any of that
ot again , " remarked Falrchlld , and again
the party roared.
"You'ro welcome , " replied the general ,
vith a wave of Ills hand. Shortly after Gen
eral Fulrchlld again alluded to the makeup
of his brother odlcor , nnd this . time In moro
glowing terms than before. General Algor
licked up his hub and odorcd It to the
speaker. Falrchlld was not at nil bashful.
Io snatched tbo hat , exclaiming : ' 'Yos , I'll
aks that , too , and when you're elected pros-
dent of the United States I'll glvo it back
'or n position m your cabinet , " and no kept
t. Thus it was that the eouimundcfr-in-chiof
of the G. A. H. loft for homo in a skull cup
The Northern Illino s Quarries Form
n Mono Trust.
CHICAGO , Sept. 7. [ Special Telegram to
TneBnc. ] The great stone trust , ombrac-
ng In its operations the great northern Illi
nois quarry fields , is no longer a question of
dispute , and the discovery creates no llttlo
excitement among builders and contractors.
Quarry owners and stone dealers are not
pleased that the secret of their organization
ias been discovered. They do not deny the
.ruth of the statement , however , but have
little information to give regarding the pool ,
which will .havo a capital stock of
"Wo havo.trlcd hard to work the pool very
quietly , " said the manager of the Sanger &
Moody company. "It has been under consid
eration for a couple of months , and there is
no doubt but that It will ho organized very
shortly. It will bo composed of the owners
of the quarries around Lemont and Joliot.
For three years wo had practically the same
thing in tbo Chicago Building Stone com-
iany , to whom all tbo quarries sold their
> utput. This was run on a percentage , and
included tha small owners who could not
afford to maintain uti'pfllco ' and go to the expense -
ponso of working the business , but. who
would sell at tho' quarry "low enough to'de
moralize oricos. After tbrea years of fatten
ing off the Chicago Building Stone company
the small follows demanded an increase of
percentage , and the company wont under a
year ago. Prices have boon demoralized
over since from the same causes. Stone can
now bo purchased m Chicago for $ 'l ' per cord ,
whereas wo formerly got 83.50. The trans ;
portatton costs $3.25 , so that but $3.75 is loft.
Nearly all the owners around Joliet and
Lomont have signified their willingness to
go into the pool or syndicate. The associa
tion will embrace all the quarries pround
thcso places and it will affect only the price
of foundation stone. "
A FHARFUli SUO.VR EXPLOSION.
Dick , nioyci & Co.'a Plant at Will-
InmslHirtr , N. Y. , a Total Wreck.
NEW YOUK , Sept , 7. A very disastrous fire
brokoout about 1:30 : o'clock this afternoon
In the mnmmoth sugar plant of Dick , Meyer
& Co. ou North Seventh nnd North Eighth
streets , Wlllhtmsburg. The flro started with
un explosion , the cause of which is not
known. It is supposed to have been caused
by the explosive nature of the finely DOW-
dercd particles of sugar which had permeated
the air in the mills where granulated sugar
was reduced to powder. There were three
mills at work. The entire establishment ,
which consisted of a collection of buildings
eight stories in height , extending about 400
feet on North Seventh street , 800 feet on
North Eighth street and 250 feet along the
dock , was reduced to a mass of ruins. It
was tilled with very valuublo machinery , acd
the loss on the buildings and machinery is
estimated at about $1,530,000. Within the
building there was a quantity of sugar
valued at about $5uO,000 , making the total
los about $2,000,000.
There were a number of men injured by
the explosion or burned by the fire. Their
names are not obtainable.
Later Martin Schmidt was burned about
tbo face , George Swallow had an arm frac
tured and .three other men were slightly in
AQASHusu's u/vinmiuic. .
The Wrong I'urly Tnlcon for a Bond
Bnnt ISmls in 11 Suit.
CHICAGO , Sopt. 7. fSpoclal Telegram to
TUB Buu.J A sensational suit for $10,000
damages was boiun to-day against C. L.
Willoughby and IX 1C Hill , proprietors of
the well Known and stylish Chicago restau
rant. The plaintiff Is Mrs. Kitty Wharton ,
the wlfo of W. S. Whurton , a well known
financier. Some months go , according to
the bill filed , a Mrs. McCabe wont into the
Boston Oyster house for dinner. When she
went to the cashier to pay the check she
found stio hud no money , having forgotten
her pockutbooie. The cashier politely al
lowed her to depart on her promlaa to pay
next duy. The check wa never paid and
Mrs. McCabe never put in an appearance
again. Last Sunday Mrs. Wharton went to
the Boston restaurant and 'had dinner
When fiho wont to the cashier to pay ho ;
check the amount of Mrs. Mcdibo's unpali
check was deducted. Mrs. Wharton dQ-
manded an explanation and was curtly In
formed that she was a "dead boat , " the
cahler Insisting she was Mrs. McCabo. Tlu
cuBhler Is alleged to have attracted a crowt
01 over twenty persona , who laughed ant
tittered ut the unfortunate woman ,
"Tho cashier found out ho was mistaken
afterwards , " said Mrs. Wharton's attorney ,
"and came around with apologies , but IK
amount ot apology can tnako up for the dls <
( 'raco and Indignity offered to Mrs. Whar
Cheese I'nlnpns Kilty Pnoil3. |
Tims , O , , Sept , 7. Fifty people wen
seriously poisoned by eating choose at the
village of Bottsvillo to-day and It in fearct
Boino may die. Thin Is tbo third lot of poopli
poisoned in a lluo manner within a week am
the matter will bo investigated.
DR. BROWN-SEQUARD ,
The Famous Acndonilolnn Boturna
From Hla Summer Vnoatlom
HE SUBMITS TO AN INTERVIEW.
Amorlonu Physlolnus Not Proflolonb
lu lujcotluff the Elixir.
GNORANT REGARDING DETAILS.
Hla Studios Now Confined to a
Preparation for Womou.
WILL UTILIZE DUG SUBSTANCES.
T It Proves Successful the World *
Kemnvnnil Komcdy of Lydla
IMnkhnin Will llnvo to Bo
Mnle Dogfl Doomed.
ISSa b j < Jmnsi OorJ-ri H'ntirtt.1
PAUIS , Sept. 7. ( Now York Herald Cnblo
Special to Tun Br.i ! . | Dr. Brown.
Seiluurd , who recently returned to Paris
rom Brighton , where ho has boon tmsmg
ils summer holidays , is still pursuing bis
nvcstignttons and experiments in reforonca
o the methods of increasing vitality. Hla
tudles are now directed toward accomplish-
ng for women the same result that ho main *
ulns has uccn reached in the case of men.
That is to say , the period of capacity for con
ception can bo prolonged by sub-cutaneous
noculations with substances primarily
obtained from iimlo dogs.
These researches have not yet arrived at a
Biifllcioutly advanced stniro to convince Ur.
3rown-Scquard that u practical application
can bo made in this direction at present , bnt
several women have already called upon
um and offered themselves us subjects for
Dr. Brown-Soqunrd roeolvod mo yostor-
lay afternoon at till residence In Purls.tTbo
venerable academician was suffering frdm an
attack of acute muscular rheumatism of the
ewer limbs that has kept him in bed for tha
ast few days. But ho is now much bettor ,
although his limbs nro still stiff and painful.
As I handed Dr. Brown-Scquard volumin
ous cuttings from American papers referring
to the experiments made with his inocula
tions , ho smiled rather sadly nnd said :
"Why , I thought I knew your countrymen
nretty well , hut it seems that I was mis
taken. It nuvor occurred to mo that so
many pf them would go off at half cook , as
it were , and undertake experiments ot this
itiud without first mustering all the prelimi
nary details. "
Your elixir has certainly caused n sensa
tion" in America. "
'Plcaso don't make use of that word
elixir , " exclaimed Dr. Brown-Sequard. "I 11
never made uscof the word 'Elixir , ' still loss A
of.tho words , 'KHxer ot Life. ' These ara
all expressions or Inventions of sensational
newspapers , If quacks or ignorant men in
America nave killed people , as
stated by the Now York pa
pers , they would have avoided committing
those murders had they p.xld.tha . loasl uttea
tioa to the elementary rules as regards tha I
sub-cutaneous injection of animal substances
or oven if they had carefully read the paper
on the subject that appeared in the London
Lancet of July 20. "
"Are Injections of animal matter attended
with special danger ! "
"No , " replied Dr. Brown-Soqnard , "in
jections of animal matter have no danger us
a rule unless the substances begin to dpcom-
uoso. AVhongthis condition of things exists
no good can bo obtained , and there is grave
danger of inflammation , abscesses and oven
death. There is , of course , also great dan
ger unless the strictest attention Is paid
to cleanliness of all vases and Instruments.
Persons wishing to make use of my process
ought to bestow on the small operation that
it involves as much care as they would upon
an operation of tbo amputation of tbo thigh ,
for instunco. "
"You seem to have got many letters from
America , " I remarked , glancing at n hugo
pile of envelopes bearing United States postage -
Yes , I receive about twenty-five letters a
day from America. I have no private secre
tary and never will have ouo. I halo to have
any ono about who tblnks bo knows all my
affairs , so that I answer as many of
these letters as I can myuelf
and let the rest remain till
another day , I nm prepared to say , with tha
utmost frankness , that the appreciations of
the method seem to mo to bo either too laud
atory absurdly so , in fact on the OHO hand
and too depreciatory , too vindictive , I may
Hay , ou the other Hand. Public opinion has
gone to the two extremes , There seems to
bo no happy medium of criticism. The -Mows
expressed by Dr. Lootnls , of New York ,
scorn to ino to be very Just. "
"Do you think that your old antl-vlvlscc-
tionlst enemies ara the cause of the vindic
tive views expressed In reference to the
"Yes , I am afraid that the antl-ylvlsoc-
tionlsts ara at the bottom of a great deal of
it , but what annoys ino most Is that the ex
periments should bo made promUuuously , us
it were , without proper study or precaution.
Why , while I was at Brighton un experiment
was made , and when blood poisoning ensued
from nn utter disregard of the proper precautions -
cautions taken tn aub-cutnnoous Injections ot
animal substances , the fact was made known , f-1
to mo and my advice asked for. 1 roiHlod ;
'The mischief is done now. Why didn't you
ask mo about it before tbo operation ) ' " .
nioL'oy-Iintlleld Kami AfurdurorH ,
LOUJHVIUB , ICy. , Sept. 7. The uhoriffof
Plko county , Ky. , arrived'at Frankfort
to-day , with flvo prisoners convicted ut Plko-
vlllo for tbo murder of the McCoys , in the
McCoy-Hatlloid feud. They nro Ellison
Mounts , who is to bang ; Valentino Iluttlold ,
Alexander M. Essro and Dee and P.vlinan
Maborn , each sentenced to llfo imprison
ment. It is hoppd the convictions will oud
Bun Holllilay'H ICntatc.
POKTI.AND , Ore. , Sept. 7. Juinos Stool ,
administrator of Ben Holiday's ' estate , to
day began suit In the state circuit court
against Joseph liolllday , Ben's brother , and
ono of the receivers of the ustato , to recover
$500,000 damages. Ho avers that Jon's neg
ligence and mismanagement huvo damaged
the estate to that extent.
A Jetilwo ( : > < l Haw Mill linrnod ,
DBAPWOOH , Dak. , Sopt. 7. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB UKIS.J J. E. Jeffries' ' saw milt ,
tocothor with 60,000 feet of lumber , burned
last ulght. Logs , tS.OOO . ; Insuruoccfl.OOO. .
Frenchman llanqiKJt GltulHtono ,
I'AUIB , Sept. 7 , A banquet was t'lvtm Mr.
Gladstone tc-nlght by a number of yrcuaU
iiem French statesmen.
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