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PITTSBURG, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1889.
NO PATHTO; SAFETY.
A Score of Lives lost by a
lack of Eire Escapes.
WILD EFPOETS AT FLIGHT
That Were Fated to Terminate Only
in a Most Fearful Death.
BDLLETS PEEFEECED TO FLAMES.
Two of the Tictims Shoot Themselves to
End Their Agony.
MAXI BODIES REMAIN IN THE RUINS
' The disaster at Minneapolis has assumed
even more terrible proportions than indi
cated in the first meager reports. It is now
estimated that from 20 to 25 lives were lost.
The building was known to be in a danger
ous condition, and improperly provided
with fire escapes. Seven bodies have been
recovered and identified.
Minneapolis, December 1. Four
smoke-blackened and crumbling walls tow
ering up about a steaming, smoking, smol
dering mass of machinery, brick and build
ing debris is all that now remains of the
eight-story brick building at the corner of
.First avenue and Fourth street, in which,
until to-day, had been printed three daily
and one weekly newspaper, and where was
located the Minneapolis Tribune, besides
numerous other offices.
All day to-day a constantly changing and
ever increasing crowd of sightseers thronged
the streets, watching the efforts of the fire
men to subdue entirely the flames which
they had brought under control at about 3
o'clock this morning. The fire was a fierce
one while it lasted and it was due to the
effective work qf the department that the
flames were kept from spreading to the
frame buildings on the adjacent lots.
A VERITABLE TEAr.
The plan of the building was such as to
make it w ell-nigh impossible for any who
delayed after the alarm had been given to
make their escape from the building. As
there were not Ices than 100 men at work on
the upper stories at the time the fire broke
out, and the warning was late, as well as
the means of egress limited, some loss of life
was a certainty. Several times there have
been small fires in the building, but they
were quickly extinguished, so thatalthough
all realized the combustible nature of the
building, a warning was less likely to be
The .building has been considered for some
time, its loose construction permitting the
heavy machinery to jar the whole building.
There was but one escape, and it was at the
end oi the building where the fire raged
fiercest. The single stairway was spiral,
narrow and dark and wound around the ele
KNOWN TO BE SANGEUOUS.
t Three years ago the inadequate fire pro
tection of the building was considerably
agitated, the matter being taken up by the
Trades and Labor Assembly and carried
lo the city officials, an attempt having been
made to have the building properly pro
tected or condemned, but nothing came of it.
Since that time no changes have been made
in the building.
Last night, a few minutes after 10, when
the alarm was sounded, it was not regarded
seriously by the men at work, although
many of them started downstairs. No dan
ger or serious results were thought of when
the men started out, many of them jokingly
speaking of it as a false alarm. This feel
ing of safety resulted in the death of a num
ber and the narrow escape of others.
s ENVELOPED IN MYSTEEr.
For some time the Union League Club
room, where the fire started, has not been
used, and the fire's origin is a mystery.
This room is close to the elevator shaft, and
in the attempt to put out the flames a win
dow was broken open, bringing in a draft of
fresh air, which shot acrcss the hall and
then up the elevator shaft in a moment, and
cut off the escape of those who had stayed.
A lew broke through the stifling smoke
and scorching flame, but others sought
escape elsewhere. Being at the south end
of the building, while the only fire escape
was at the north end, the printers found their
way to the stairs as well as down them cut
oil. A number of them climbed out the
windows and clung to the window ledges
waiting for help which in several cases
came too late.
Their piteous cries for help directed the
firemen to them and a number were saved.
Other fell off their narrow resting place or
dropped from the telegraph or telephone
wires, over which they had tried to eschpe,
to their deaths on the frozen ground below.
THE OPEEATOE'S TATE.
The sight ot the sufferings of the burning,
struggling men brought tears to the eyes of
the bravest, and women prayed and strong
men breathlessly watched Operator Igoe's
brave attempt to escape. He had got clear
of the building, and was gradually working
his way along the wires to safety, while the
silent, prayerful crowd below anxiously
and helplessly watched his brave attempt to
save to his wife and four little ones their
lint tne wires cut nis nanas ana bis
strength failed, and a groan went up from
the upturned faces far below him when he
was seen to slip from his slight support,
and Jail to the roof of the boiler house, where
he received fatal injuries.
Men lifted him gently and started with
him to a drugstore, but in the way, after a
last word of loving care for his family, he
breathed his last Other heartrending scenes
were witnessed, but no fight for lite could
have been pluckier than this, and its fatal
termination was a matter for universal re
gret, EEYEX BODIES FOUND.
Seven bodies were found around the build-in-,-
last night, all of which have been iden
tified. They were:
MILTON PICKETT, assistant city editor of
the Pioneer Prat.
JAMES F. IGOE, Associated Press night ope-
W ALTER E. MILES, night agent and day
oDerator or the Associated Press.
Eli WARD OLSEN, President of the Univer
sity of South Dakota, at Vermillion.
W. H. MILLMAN, commercial editor of the
JERRV JENKINS, printer; ROBERT Mc
Other bodies are known to be in the build
ing, but just how nianyis uncertain. Two
men who could not be identified shot them
Eel ves rather than be burned to death, and
to-day the body of a man caught in the
rums'is in. plain sight or the crowd on
Fourth street It is believed that the num
ber of victims will reach twenty, and per
haps twenty-five, but until the debris cools
off positive information as to the loss cannot
be obtained. The department withdrew
from the ruins to-night, and the search lor
bodies will begin as soon as it is considered
PBOFESSOE OLSEN 'S DEATH.
The last man of the Tribune editorial
staff to leave the building was Charles A.
"Williams, the managing editor, and al
though himself badly burned about the bead
and hands, he gave the following statement
of how each of those above reported met
with his death, having been an eye-witness
of the deaths of all but one. Miles and
Millman, together with a number of prin
ters, started down the fire escape. A blast
of hot smoke and flame struck Millman as
he was starting and he lost his hold, and in
falling knocked Miles off, both falling from
the seventh floor to the ground, and at the
sixth floor knocking off Pickett and Prof.
Olsen, who had reached jhe fire escape from
The four men, in falling, struck against
the lowest platform and bounded away from
the building, and were dead when they
struck the ground. "When Williams started
down the ladder the fire was burning his
hair and neck, and he narrowly escaped the
fate of those who had preceded him, the
heat and smoke being overpowering. The
printers on the ladder escaped with slight
. THEY TEIED THE 'WIRES.
Igoe and Jcnkinson sought to escape by
the wires, but had been weakened by the
smoke and flame so that both soon fell off,
striking on the roof of the Tribune boiler
room, Jenkmson being dead when picked
up. McCntcheon jumped from the window
ledge for the extension ladder, but his
hands slipped and he fell to the pavement
A net had been stretched to catch him, but
he was too heavy for it, and striking the
ground, was seriously injured. He died
PicKett, Igoe, Miles and McCntcheon
were married men, and Jenkinson was to
have been married in a short time. Mill
man lost his wife by asphyxiation a couple
of weeks ago, and had just resumed work.
As far as learned the injnred are: "Wm.
Lawn, printer, burned on the hands and
face; George F. Worden, printer, burned on
hands and face; Frank Gerber, a deaf
printer, hurt about the head by falling;
Chaj. A. "Williams, managing editor of the
Tribune, badly burned about the head and
face; "Wm. H. Williams, foreman of com
posing rooms, badly burned about face and
hands; S. H. Jones, Pioneer Press reporter,
hands and face slightly burned; Frank
Hoover, printer, burned about the neck.
LACK OF FIEE ESCAPES.
Chief Stetson, of the fire department, lays
the blame for the great loss of life to the
lack of fire escapes, and says the department
did what it could to save lives, and if there
was any delay, it was because life was con
sidered of more value than property.
No attempt to recover any of the men's
bodies will be made to-night, but in the
morning, when the ruins have had time to
cool off, work will be begun and pushed
vigorously. Nothing more definite than has
been already stated can be given as to the,
probable loss of life at this time. It is cer
tain that ten and probably more lives were
lost in the disaster.
The elevator man, whose brave attempts
to bring down the occupants of the upper
floors when the elevator shaft was on fire
have been generally commended, says that
he thinks there were still several people on
the eighth floor when escape was cut off,
and that they must have perished in the
flames or fallen in the wreck of the build
ing. He took a couple of women up in the
elevator a few minutes before the fir- broke
out, and says they did not come down again.
He says lie did "not know who they were,
but says thev wanted to see the citv editor
of the Pioneer Press.
' AMONG THE MISSING.
Several employes'ST'the. Swedish paper,
which was published on the eighth floor,
were in the. habit of sleeping in the bnild
ing, and nothing has been heard of them.
Some law students slept in offices in the
building and some of them may be among
the lost To-morrow's search is all that can
decide this matter, and it will also settle the
question whether the women taken up in
the elevator just before the fire are among
To-night, for a fewhours,n solitary stream
of water was playing on the still warm
ruins, while groups of people in silence
gazed upon, or in awed whispers commented
on the spectral appearance the building as
sumed in the mild rays of the moon. It is
a veritable ruin and appears like the time
shattered and tempest-torn remains of some
ancient castle, reminding the beholder of
departed grandeur and glories.
While thus it appears it stands tall, gaunt
and ragged, a monument to the dead who
died at their post, a reminder of duties per
formed at the cost of life, and from its
emptying windows, like a hollow-eyed skele
ton, calling down vengeance on whomsoever
the blame shonld rest for a horrible calam
ity which might have been averted.
OF INTEREST IS PITTSBURG,
Allnslon, Prom Ono of Oar Principal Pnl
plta, te the Slianlcr.
At the Fourth Avenue Baptist Church
yesterday morning, before announcing his
regular sermon, the pastor, Bev. Howard B.
Grose, alluded sadly to the Minneapolis
calamity, substantially as follows:
How trne it is that we must preface our
every plan ia this life with an "if.'' Last night
1 was awakened from my slumbers, about mid
night, ly tho delivery of a telegram. It told
me of the burning of tho Minneapolis Tribune
building not only, but of how much that fire
meant to me and mine. Prof. Olson, the dear
est friend I had on earth, outside my own fam
ily circle, had been killed, as the telegram told
me. by falling from the burning building, while
he, with others, was seeking to escape; and a
brother of Mrs. Grose had narrowly escaped
w i th his life from tb e same fire.
And so, although, I had thought to go East
toward Boston, I must to-night start Wet
toward Minneapolis, to lav mv poor tribute of
respect and love at the bierol President Olsen.
of tho University ot Dakota, who was so much
to me. There was a man too great world could
ill afford to lose; a scholar, the peer ot whom
in tho mastery of tho Greek and literature, this
continent did not boast; a philanthropist who
tbongh only -10 years ot age, had already
worked and won his way in the great
Northnest; for he had, of his own almost un-
aided energy ot purpose, founded and estab
lished tho noble university of which he was
the honored head. His place will not be soon
or easdy filled.
DOM PEDRO'S BIRTHDAY.
Tbo Exiled Emperor Will Celebrate His
Sixty-Fourth Annlversnrr To-Day.
Washington, December L At the
Brazilian Legation in this city it was
thought that Dom Pedro will establish his
residence in France, but it is not believed
that he will make any prolonged stay in one
place, the late Emperor having a penchant
tor travel. His winters, in all probability,
will be spent in Nice and Cannes, where he
has many friends. To-morrow is his birth
dav, when he will be 64 years of age.
The coming message oi the President to
Congress and the sessions of that body are
looked forward to with considerable interest
by Brazilians, who think it hardly possible
that the President will not make some ref
erence to the establishment of a Bepublic
in Brazil. It is also felt that Congress
might with propriety and ultimate good to
the United States make some declara
tion of lormal recognition of the
new Bepublic, which thus makes
all countries in this hemisphere united in
support of republican institutions. This
recognition, it is said, would give great en
couragement to Brazil,' and would counter
act any influences which European Govern
ments, through zeal for monarchical estab
lishments and friendship for the house of
Braganza, might bring to bear for the pur
pose of interposing obstacles in the way of a
OHIO NOT IN IT.
Tho President Says (Stanley OlnttucnV Sec
ccssor Won't Be a Backer e Alfred Bos
ell, or Detroit, Thought by Sher
man to Be the Coming Sinn.
SPECIAL, TELXOBAK TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, December 1. The nom
ination of a successor to Stanley Matthews
will be one of the firstsentto the Senate. For
a week ex-State Senator Wolcott and other
lawyers from the Western Beservc counties
ot Ohio have been in Washington, with
voluminous indorsements for the appoint
ment of General T. W. Sanderson as the
successor of Stanley Matthews on the Su
preme Bench. Sanderson is a famous
lawyer of Youngstown, and a legal adviser
of Chaunceyt Andrews, whose daughter
married young John A. Logan. Sanderson
has never been identified with politics, save
as a voter, hut has an excellent soldier rec
ord. Ex-President Hayes, Senator Sher
man and Congressman McKinley strongly
urged his appointment, but on Saturday
Senator Sherman was very bluntly told by
President Harrison it could not be.
"I am sorry to tell you that the appoint
ment will not go to Ohio. General Sander
son and all other applicants from that State
may as well know it now, and save them
selves further trouble. Ohio ought to be
contented. She has had four representa
tives, and practically five, on the Supreme
bench in the last 25 years. Chase and Waite
were Chief Justices appointed from Ohio.
Sywayne "and Matthews were Associate Jus
tices, while Judge William B. Woods, al
though appointed from the South, left Ohio
before the war and considered Newark, O.,
The report of this interview, as given by
Senator Sherman to Wolcott and others of
the Ohio Cavalry, which is always here, cre
ated indignation, and many influential Ohio
politicians gathered here to help McKinley
and see Congress open, and declare openly
that Harrison will never get a delegation
from Ohio. Senator Sherman told Wolcott
that from what the President said about the
appointment, Alfred Russell, of Detroit,
would be appointed Matthews' successor, as
the President realizes that he has not re
membered Michigan. Bussell has the in
dorsement of Senators McMillan and Stock
bridge, of every Michigan Congressman,
and of General Alger.
HORSEWHIPPED BI HIS WIFE.
A Phlladclphlnn Cntches a Thrashing Tor
Not Coming Homo One Night.
rSrECIAL TELEORAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, December L John
Hartnett, of the well-known firm of E. W.
Hartnett & Brothers, machinists, was se
verely horsewhipped by his wife this after
noon, in the street in front of the firm's
warehouse. The affair caused much excite
ment in the neighborhood, where Mr.
Hartnett is well known and popu
lar, and there was ranch mystery
surrounding the identity of the woman
among Mr. Hartnett's friends. That gentle
man himself, when visited at his home to
night, made the following statement: "My
wife's jealousy made her do this thing. She
is ot a jealous disposition, and became en
raged when I did not return home last Fri
day night. I wrote her a note telling her I
couldn't come home until Saturday night,
but for some reason this note did
not reach her until Saturday morning,
so of course she did not know where I
was. She became angry at what she sup
posed to be my infidelity, and came down to
the ofihe and used the horsewhip over my
shoulders before any of us could stop her.
We tried to keep it quiet, because her tem
per has disgraced the whole family."
Mrs. Hartnett is a handsome woman, of
middle age, and is a French-CanadianJiy
birth. Her only relative in this country is
an aunt who lives in Boston. She has just
returned from a visit to this aunt, and had
only been home a few days when she mado
the attack upon her husband. Mr. Hart
nett made his statement to-night, in pres
ence of his wife, and has apparently for
AN ENGLISH SYNDICATE
Will Establish Enormous Pnck'.ng Works In
the Argentine Republic
Chicago, December 1. George Brough
am, one of Chicago's prominent meat
packers, admitted to-night that he had dis
posed of all his pecuniary interests in Chi
cago, and would sail from New York during
next week for Bnenos Ayres for the purpose
of establishing a monster meat packing and
beef extract concern to compete with Herr
Liebig's enormous works in the Argen
tine Bepublic. Mr. Brougham will
act as manager of the business
for an English syndicate of capital
ists who have subscribed 1,000,000
sterling for the purpose of purchasing
grounds, erecting the works and starting
the machinery. The venture is intended to
be made the largest thing of its kind in the
Mr. Brougham has made frequent trips to
England during the past six months, and
only returned last Wednesday from a final
conference with the members of the com
pany. He denies that the purpose is to
compete with the Chicago meat packers
canners for some time yet, if at all. His
present errand here is to arrange transporta
tion for a force of skilled American em
ployes to follow him as soon as he has ar
ranged the details at his destination.
RISKED THEIR LIYES FOB OTHERS.
A Party or Railroad Laborers ProTcnt a
Train Being Wrecked.
rSrECIAL TELEOKAK TO TUB DISrATCII.1
Habtfoed, Conn.. December 1. At
about 8:30 this morning Charles Jacobs,
Owen Flannagan and Cornelius Barry were
at work on the Air Line railroad laying
some new rails just below a sharp curve in
track. Around the curve a fourth man was
stationed to warn them of the approach of
trains, but he left bis post temporarily. The
men had lifted a rail directly across the
track. They then went for another. Before
thev knew it a train was upon them. Ap
parent! v forgetful of themselves they sprang
for the rail, to get it off the track. They
raised it off the ground, when the train
All three men were hurled 30 feet down
an embankment upon some jagged rocks
below. The train passed on in safety. Owen
Flannagan had his head crushed in and his
right arm mangled; he cannot recover.
Charles Jacobs had his right leg broken,
and is injured internally. Cornelius Barry
escaped with a few scratches.
A COUNT T SEAT WAR.
Kansas Is Again .Afflicted With One of Tnosn
Topeka, Kan., December L Wallace
county is the scene of a new county seat war.
An election was held in that county No
vember 5 to locate the county seat. The
towns of Wallace and Sharon Springs
were the contestants. The latter place
lias been the temporary county seat
for five years past. The canvass
of the vote snowed Wallace to have received
a majority, hut when the attempt was made
to move the records from Sharon Springs it
was found that the court was guarded by a
number ot armed men with Winchester
rifles, who wouldn't allow the removal to
The case was brought before the Supreme
Court to-day on a writ of mandamus by the
town of Wallace. In the meantime the
courthouse at Sharon Springs is still finder
the guard of armed men.
MISS DREIEL'S PLANS.
She Will Build a Convent About
12 Miles From Philadelphia
OYER WHICR SHE WILL PBESIDE
When She Shall Haye Passed Through Her
A TRAINING SCHOOL FOE 10UNG WOMEN
Who Wish to he Educated as Mlsiionarles for Indians
Miss Kate Drexel is to build a convent
near Philadelphia, of. which she will be the
head when her novitiate Is completed. The
purpose of tho institution is to train young
women who, like herself, wish to devote
their lives to missionary work among the
colored and Indian races.
tEFECIAT. TELEQIUM TO THE DISFlTCQ.l
Philadelphia, December 1. Miss Kate
Drexel, now known as Sister Katherine,
novice in the order of the Sisters of Mercy
at Pittsburg, has decided upon her course
after she shall have passed through her
novitiate. She will build a convent
near Torresdale, about 13 miles
from Philadelphia, on the New "Xork
division of the Pennsylvania Bailroad, of
which she will be the head. Its purposes
will be to educate and train a sisterhood to
work among the colored and Indian races.
Negotiations for the purchase of a desirable
property of CO acres at Andalusia have been
in progress for some time, and the transfer
is now believed to have been made, or else
is ready to be made at any moment.
TO TKAIN TOUNG--S20MEJ$-
The exact scope of the institution is not
yet known, because the fullest details haye
not yet been decided npon. As far as de
termined, the Sisterhood is to train young
women of a similar grade and special stand
ing to that which Miss Drexel occupied,
who, like her, have resolved to devote their
lives to the church, especially missionary
work. Beside passing through a novitiate
of- a number of years, it is probable that
those young women who decide to go among
the Indians will make extended study in
the languages of Indian tribes, at well as
familiarize themselves with Indian charac
teristics and customs, so as to do prompt
and effective work in whatever part of the
country they may bo assigned. For those
who are to go South to work among colored
people, appropriate training will also be
FATHER STEPHEN THE MANAGER.
The Bev. Father Stephen, who is in
charge of the Indian Bureau or the; Catholic
Church in Washington, is to be attached to
the new convent as spiritual adviser
and superintending manager. Father
Stephen has had charge of the
Indian Bureau of the Catholic
Church in Washington for many years, and
Miss Drexel has much confidence in his
judgment and experience. She- has given
very large sums of money every year to the
support of this work in the Catholic Church,
and it is in this way that Father Stephen
has been chosen to work in the new field.
A FATHER'S HORRIBLE DEED.
He piurder nij,Son and ThcBi'.mpti.to
Barn Up the Body.
ISrECIAtTELEOEAM TO TUB DIBP ATCIt. 1
Lima, O., December 1. John Tugar, a
tramp, a native of Switzerland, yesterday
killed his son John, who was tramping with
him, and placed his body in a fire which he
built of logs and brush to burn it
up. He then was overcome with
remorse and attempted to kill
himself by shooting, but will
recover. A farmer boy near Cell n a discov
ered the man and carried the news to that
town, and officers were soon on the ground.
Tugar was not dangerously hurt by the shot,
and said he had sent his boy out to get some
thing to eat, but he was not successful.
This caused him to fly into a passion, and
he picked up a stick of wood, strikint? the
boy over the head with it, crushing hisskull
and causing his death. He then became
frightened and placed the body on the fire,
where it was consumed. Tugar is a man
about 60 years of age, and claims Lagrange,
Ind., as his place ot residence.
THE WOOL GROWERS' CLAIMS
Will be Presented to Congress at a Terr
WASHINGTON, December 1. Mr. Co
lumbus Delano, of Ohio, President of the
National Association ot Wool Growers, has
called a meeting of the Association to begin
at the Ebbitt House at & o'clock to-morrow
afternoon. A temporary organi
zation will then he affected. Del
egates are on their way here
from Texas, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Mis
souri, Pennsylvania, New Y ork and other
States. The purpose of the meeting is to
consider the present condition and necessi
ties of the wool growing industry and to de
cide upon what legislation, if any, shall be
requested of the Congress which begins to
morrow. It is highly probable that attention will
be called to the alleged undervaluation of
carpet and other wools, and Congress will
be asked to correct this evil as well as to
adjust certain inequalities in the present
JUMPED .PROM A PARLOR CAR.
Tho Method of Suicide Adopted by a Diss!
pnlcd Yonnj: Ulna.
Washington, December 1. Frank
Mac Arthur, a young lawyer of New York
City, the son of Judge Arthur MacArthur,
of this city, committed suicide this evening
by jumping from the limited express on the
Pennsylvania Bailroad between Baltimore
and Washington, while the train was run
ning at full speed. Judge MacArthur was
traveling with his son, who had been some
what dissipated lately, and was bringing
him to his home in Washington, in hopes
of reforming him.
Just after the train crossed the Potomac
river, about 15 miles from Washington,
young MacArthur slipped away from his
father and rushing out on the platform of a
parlor car threw himself from the car. The
train was stopped and backed nearly half a
mile, where his body was found horribly
STANLEY NEARIXG ZANZIBAR.
He Is Anxious for Information Concerning
Tho Past Three Years.
London, December 2. A iZanzibar dis
patch says: Henry M. Stanley, writing
from WikessI under date of November 26,
says that his party is all well and enjoying
the luxuries sent by Maior Wissmann.
Stanley complained that his mails had been
lost or stolen, but in a postscript dated No
vember 27, he announces that be received the
Consul's letters and everybody rejoiced to
hear that the Queen is still reigning.
He wants newspapers to learn the events
of the past three years. He expects to ar
rive at Bagamoyo on Wednesday next and
Zanibar on Thursday. .
OKES IN NEW JEESEY.
Tho Fanners In Warren County Living on
Acres or Gold, Silver. Zinc and Iron
The Late Prof. Cook's
(SPECIAL TE1ECEAM TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Belvidebe, N". J., December '1. The
existence of ores in Northern New Jersey
has been known for years. The famous
Eranklinite zine mines in .Sussex county
have been operated for years, and have
made big fortunes for several corporations.
But only now !s the fact cropping out .that
Warren county is rich in valuable minerals.
There are only traces of gold and silver, but
there are acres upon acres of splendid zinc,
iron and Bessemer ore.
Quite recently one of the State's experts
has unearthed some remarkable valuable
minerals. It was the late Prof. George H.
Cook, the New Jersey State geologist, who
developed the mineral resources and possi
bilities of these northern counties. The
Professor unearthed the ores and analyzed
them in his laboratory. He was making
geological surveys, and not prospecting for
Prof. Cook was so conscientious and hon
orable that under no circumstances would
he use, for his personal profit, information
he obtained in the service of the State. He
said he was paid for his work hy the State,
and had no right to utilize it for other pur
poses until after he had turned over the
fruits of his work to his employer.
The farmers of Warren county spent can
siderable money in getting out some of the
ore. They carried samples to New York or
Philadelphia, and paid for assays from ca
pable chemists. But in most cases their in
vestigations ceased then and there, because
their funds had given out. Occasionally a
company would be formed and stock sold in
the neighborhood. This local capital would
be invested in sinking a shaft and getting
some small machinery. A few tons of ore,
taken as it came, would be hauled to the
surface and left on the dumps. Then the
work usually ceased.
But these known cases are comparatively
few as compared with the veins discovered
by Prof. Cook and his associates, and which
have never been developed or capitalized.
When the professor died, so suddenly, a few
months ago, he was said to be completing
nis part ot the annual report, which wiu be
issued in a few weeks. In it 'he was ar
ranging a statement of the discoveries made
in the Blue Bidge range, that cuts diag
onally across Warren county. His as
sistants are finishing the work, "and it will
be very interesting.
Of the veins already discovered and more
or less developed or investigated, the zinc
and Bessemer are the most extensive and
AN AWFUL EXPERIENCE.
A Man Carried a Lone Distance Down a
Stream bv a Jam of Loss.
rSPECIAL TELEOItAM TO TUX DISFATCH.I
Haktfobd, Conn., December L On
Thanksgiving day Superintendent O'Brien
visited the harbor brook, near the Olive
Bice place. He found that the water in the
brook was risen so high that it had washed
away some large logs which lay upon tHe
bank, some disfance np the stream. They
had come down stream and had collected
in a huge pile against the bridge. They
made a sort of dam, which collected rub
bish and wreckage as it came down with the
roaring waters. The river was rising hourly,
and O'Brien saw that unless something could
be done immediately the bridge would go,
and probably others below it. He had no
one with him, and determined to breatthe
jam unaided. Leaping npon a log withjtx
and pick, he began his labors.
His work was almost completed; and he
stopped for a moment to rest. Suddenly the
jam broke, and with a mad leap crashed
under the bridge, carrying the nluckv
worker with it. He grasped a log as he fell
and managed to retain his grip upon it, and
clinging to it was hurried along by the
seething torrent. The water was icy cold,
and be was soon benumbed, but desperately
kept his grip upon the log. As he drifted
down he shouted piteously for help. He
drifted helplessly for nearly a quarter of a
mile, when he was observed by Almon An
drews and another man who were npon the
shore. They procured a rope, and alter
much difficulty got one end of it around the
log. They then drew it to the shore, and
with it O'Brien, who by this time was all
A KEW ELECTRIC CAR MOTOR.
Invention of a Newark Man
Thinks Ho Hns Just Struck It.
tSrECIAI. TEI.EGBAM TO THE DISPATOH.l
Newaek, N,l J., December 1. Harry
W. Smith, a Newark inventor, has con
structed an electric railroad on one of the
wharves of this city to demonstrate a new
principle in electric propulsion. It not
only does away with overhead wires, but
with continuous currents as well. It is a
conduit system, but the conduit is without
a slot, and is practically watertight and air
tight. To keep it dry a blower or exhaust
fan will keep air constantly circulating
through it. The conduit is placed midway
between the rails, and in the full-size model
it is made of wood, with a series of heavy
brass plates on ton. In the bottom of the
conduit is a copper strip, insulated from the
conduit. The brass strips forming the cover
of th; conduit are 4 or 5 feet in length, and
are rubbed by copper brushes, which con
duct the current to the motor in the car.
There is no flow of current outside of the
conduit except directly under the car. Else
where the current is flowing peacefully
along the copper rod in the bottom of the
Connection between the copper rod and
brass plates is formed by permanent magnets
preceding the brushes under the car. These
magnets pick up successive pallets or levers
in the condnit, and the pallets form contact
between the rod and the plates. As soon as
the car passes one of the strips, the levers
drop of their own weight, and break the
circuit in the conduit. A practical road is
to be put down in one of the suburbs of this
GOBBLED BI THE BRITISH.
An Encllsb Syndicate Buys the Elkhorn Min
ing Company's Properties.
CSrZCIAli TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Helena, Mont., December 1. One of
the most important mining transactions ever
undertaken in Helena was consummated
Thursday by Messrs. BratnoEer & Bennett
and the Elknorn Mining Company, for the
eale of the latter's properties to the Mining
and Financial Trust Syndicate (Limited),
of London, England. The consideration is
considerablv more than half a million dol
lars. The Holter and other lodes are em
braced in the Elkhorn Company's possession.
The first payment was made yesterday at
the First National Bank.
ZThe Elkhorn Mining Company was or
ganized in 1883, has been a steady producer
of bullion, and has to its credit 170,000
HE SHOT HIS BROTHER
Instead of tho Rabbit Wbtch Was la the
IEFECIAL TELEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.1
Lima, O., December. Joe and Frank
Markley were out yesterday hunting rabbits
near Cridersville with some other boys, one
of whom chased a rabbit out of the brush
heap. Joe Marklev shot at it, but instead
of hitting the rabbit killed his brother
Frank, who was sitting on the fence nearby.
The charge was heavy enough to blow off
the ton ot the boy's head, who waa 15
years old. The elder brother is frantio with
THE COMING MESSAGE
Contains at Least'Two Topics of More
Than Trifling Interest.
SUBSIDIES AND THE SOLID SOUTH
And What President Harrison is Liable to
Recommend About Them,
THE ONLY ITEMS OP MUCH CURI0S1TI.
Mr. Beed Finds Tlat lie Has Hot Exactly Fallen on
a Bed ef Boses.
President Harrison's message, to be sent
to Congress to-day, cannot bo outlined in
advance, as no one has an idea of its con
tents except Private Secretary Halford, the
typewriter and the President himself. The
two topics that are expected to be of the
most importance are those of subsidies and
the Southern question.
tFEOM A 6TATF COnBESFOXPSNT.
Washington, December 1. About the
only curiosity manifested in regard to the
President's message is touching the prob
ability of his marking out a definite policy
or, at least, making suggestions pertinent
to the treatment of the subsidy and the
Southern question. He will undoubtedly
have much to say of the prospective new
and closer relations of the continent of the
Western hemisphere, and in connection
with this, something on the question of sub
sidies or freight premiums and mail trans
portation is expected, because it will come
So strong a sentiment has grown np in
Congress and not among the "boodlers,"
but among some of the best men that even
the uncompromising opponents of anything
in the shape of a subsidy admit that a bill will
doubtless be passed providing for the pay
ment of 30 cents a ton for each 1,000 miles
freight carried in American bottoms.
TAKING, NOT GIVING.
The President has had numerous confer
ences with the advocates of this freight
prcminm dnring the last few weeks, and it
is predicted that he will either say some
thing favoring the new departure, or will
suggest something in that direction by de
scribing the glorious gains to the "United
States from the establishment of more inti
mate relations and close and speedy com
The Southern question is even more deli
cate. Among the Southern Republicans,
and the more aggressive Northern ones,
there is an intense feeling in favor of same
action looking to tho rigid enforcement of
the Federal election laws, which would in
sure safety in voting and a fair count. Bat
the President's hobby of building up a
white man's Bepublican party in the South
is not sympathetic with any startling decla
ration in favor of an enforcement of law,
and it is thought the message will have
little backbone in that respect.
HAEEISON S SECEETITENESS.
No President has ever been more secre
tive than Harrison, in regard to the con
tents of his message. Almost invariably
Presidents have consulted freely with
friends and counselors in regard to their
messages, and portions now and then would
leak to the onter world, sufficient to enable
correspondents to give a fairly cor
rect outline of the paper in ad
vance of its reading. Mr. Har
rison has consulted much, it is true, but he
has asked much advice and opinion, and
given little information. He has even
feared to let his manuscript get into the
hands of the printers, and it will therefore
be read from sheets written with a type
writer from the manuscript of the President.
Nobody has had access to either manu
script or- type-written sheets except the
President, Private Secretary Halford and
Miss Saunders, the confidential artist of the
typograph. A copy tightly sealed will be
sent by confidential messengers to the
House, and one to the Senate, and one to
each of the Press associations. Thus there
will be no chance for a premature appear
ance of the message.
WHEN XT IS EXPECTED.
The order of proceedings in the House will
throw the reading of the President's message
somewhat late in the afternoon. Three
hundred and sixty-nine members, in squads
of from 20 to 30, will present themselves be
fore the Clerk's desk, as the roll is called, to
be sworn into office. After this will come
the always amusing performance of the
drawing for seats, and then the organization
of the new House by the election of officers,
which is a mere formality, as the caucus
nominations of the majority are equivalent
to an election, providing a sufficient num
ber of Bepublicans are not absent to give
the Democrats the lead, which will certainly
not happen. Lightneb.
M BED OP E0SES.
Spcnker-to-bo Beed finds Already That
He Has Tumbled into No Snap Samo
or Ills Troubles Outlined.
rrilOM A STAFT COEHESPONDEST.1
Washington, December 1. Speaker-
to-be Beed has already-begun to appreciate
the fact that ho was not elected to a bed of
roses. His rooms have been besieged to
day by members who have called to compli
ment him on his success, and at the same
time to put in a word for themselves, as to
their individual preferences in their assign
ment to committee work. Of course there
is a demand for chairmanships, and the
stock being limited it has happened that
two or more of his callers have asked or the
same position. Each Chairman is entitled
to a Secretary, and for that reason alone the
positions are much coveted.
But this is not the only source of embar
rassment for Mr. Beed. There was proba
bly never a Congress with so much raw ma
terial in it as that which is to begin its ses
sions to-morrow. Onehundred and thirty,
or nearly one-half of its members, will to
morrow for the first time assume to them
selves the roll of national legislators,
bound to be kicking.
To take this number of untrained men.
and assign them to the committee upon
which they will be fitted to serve, without
any definite knowledge of their capabilities
or attainments, is a considerable task, and
one which will inevitably result in more or
There is some speculation here to-day
about the selections Speaker Beed will
make for the chairmanships for the more
important committees. By length of ser
vice, as well as by special fitness, it is gen
erally conceded that Representative Kelley,
of Pennsylvania, can claim the head of the
Ways and Means Committee as his own po
sition. Whether he will care, in view of
his advanced years, totaKo upon himself
the cares and responsibilities of the position
which' carries with it the honor of the
premiership of the House, it remain: for
him to say. Should ho decline, Mr. Mc
Kinley will undoubtedly be offered it.
ANOTHER UTILE STBUGGLE.
Two other of the discomfited Speakersh Id
candidates, Messrs. Cannon and Henderson,
will struggle for the chairmanship of the
Committee on Appropriations. Both served
on the committee during the last Congress,
but Mr. Cannon has been identified with it
for several years, and is clearlv the favorite
in the race. Mr. Burrows will probably be
content to keep his place on the Ways and
Means Committee, which ranks as high as a
chairmanship on any other committee.
Mr, Honk, of Tennessee, will most likely
he the Chairman of theVett? ''? Committee,
an important place whKr once before
occupied. Ezra B. Tavl QJA- robably be
Offered his old place atyJV I of the
Judiciary Committee, anV-'A'Jey, - of
Maine, the chairmanship fiTBanking
and Currency Committee.
Farquhar, of New York, thinks he has a
firm hold on the chief place in the Mer
chant Marino and Fisheries Committee,
and his efforts for Beed among the New
York delegation would seem to give him a
basis for his hopes. It is understood that
Mr. Hitt, of Illinois, will be placed at the
head of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
ONE LITTLE HQPE LEFT.
Ker. Dr. Sllllburn Still Thinks He Slay bo
the House Chaplain.
rFBOlt A STAFF COBBESFOXDEXT.
Washington, December L Notwith
standing the fact that the Bepublican caucus
nominated Ber. Mr.Bamsdell, of this city,
for Chaplain of the House of Representa
tives, Bev. Dr. Millburn will contest for his
old position. The Democratic vote will be
given him, and he is counting on getting
enough Bepublican votes to elect him. The
friends of Mr. Bamsdell, however, are urg
ing that ho served all through the war with
the Union army, while Dr. Millburn sym
pathized with the Confederate.
Although many of the members sympa
thize with Dr. Millburn on account of his
blindness, and admire him for his oratorical
powers, it is believed that his war record
will prevent his election by Bepublican
COLONEL M'CADLL'S PUNS.
He Expects to Soon be on the Bond Agnla
With His Company.
ISFZCTAL TELZOBAK TO TITS DISFATCH.I
PniLADELPHiA.Decemberl. The many
friends of Colonel McCauli, the famous
opera manager, will be pleased to learn
that the genial and affable Colonel
is in a much better state of health
than he has enjoyed for some time.
Colonel McCauli is looking forward
to, and making preparations for, the time
when he will once more spend the greater
part of his time on the road with his opera
company. At the Hotel Bellevne, where
he has made his home since his illness, he
was seen to-day in his cozy apartments.
The piles of telegrams, letters and news
paper clippings which were scattered over
the table and around the room all bespoke
the active manager. Seated in his arm
chair, and speaking of his plans for the
future of the McCauli Opera Company,
Colonel McCauli said:
"My company has been doing a big busi
ness so far this season, and is at present
playing to packed houses in Chicago. The
company is now rehearsing a new comic
opera which has never been produced in
English. It is a translation from the Ger
man, and is by Dellinger. The title of the
opera is 'Captain Fracasse.' DeWolf Hop
per will take the title role,and I believe the
part is one very well suited to him. The
production will take the entire strength of
the company. Miss Manola and Miss
Myers both have parts in which I expect
them to do more than merely repeat their
former triumphs. The new opera will have
its nrst production at tne Opera .House in
Chicago, about New Year's. After leaving
Chicago the company will not sing 'Captain
Fracasse' until it returns to the Chestnut
Street Opera House, the first week in Feb
ruary." DRANK HIMSELF TO DEATH.
A Dissipated Veteran Dies Before He Bc
celves His Pension Cheek.
ISrECTAX. TELEOBAM TO TUB DISFATCH.1
Williamspoet, December 1. John
Chapman, an old soldier, who, a few days
ago, received notice tbat nis pension
claim had been allowed, and who
has been waiting patiently for his
check for $1,500, was found dead
in a station-house cell, early this morn
ing. Chapman had been on a spree ever
since he received the news of his good
fortune, and although formerly despised
and shunned, would-be friends flocked
around him. Many were advancing him
small sums of money. Last night an officer
found him unconscious from drink, and he
was taken to the station-house on a wheel
harrow and nut in a cell. When the officer
returned to the cell the man was found dead.
The Coroner's jury to-day rendered a ver
dict of death from alcoholism. Deceased
was about CO years old, and, owing to his
inebriety, had long been known as"Whisky
Jack." He leaves a sister who will proba
bly inherit his money.
OPPOSED TO OVERHEAD WIRES.
The Citizens of Lynn Resolve to Have No
More BIr Fires.
ISPECIAI. TiLEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH:!
Lynn, Mass., December 1. The over
head wire nuisance was vigorously handled
by Lynn citizens at a mass meeting held
here to-day. The citizens, regardless of
politics, religion or social barriers, met to
consult with the Mayor and Aldermen, Fire
Commissioners and other officials, in regard
to rebuilding the hnrnt district. Alderman
Fogg presided over the meeting. The speak
ers urged the imperative necessity of avoid
ing, so far as was possible, a repetition lot
last Tuesday s disastrous blaze. The gen
eral opinion seemed to be that overhead
wires were the greatest menace to the busi
ness center. There was a loud call for un
derground systems of wires in the heart of
the city expressed in a petition adopted to
the City Council.
THREE MONTHS A TRAMP.
Tho Insane Wanderings of a Prominent Pol-
itlclan nnd Business Man.
WucniTA, Kan., December 1. Alder
man Stone, a prominent politician and busi
ness man of this city, who disappeared mys
teriously some time ago, . has been
found by his son near Fort Scott,
Kan. Mr. Stone had been in ill health for
some time, and it now appears that he be
came suddenly insane and wandered away.
For the past three months he had led the
life of a tramp, and bis son traced his move
ments from nere to Fort Scott, where he
found him to-day in a pitiable condition.
He was insane, very poorly clad and with
This case is the parallel almost to that of
W. J". Brown, whose disappearance from
and return home under similar circum
stances some months ago created a sensation.
A PRESIDENTAL PLAN.
Harrison Will Help Dedicate the Bnlldlnc
la Which Ho Was Nominated.
Washington, December 1. It is an
nounced that President and Mrs. Harrison
will leave Washington on Friday or Satur
day ot this week for Chicago, to attend the
opening of the Chicago Auditorium next
It is understood that Vice President Mor
ton and Mrs. Morton, Assistant Postmaster
General ClarSson and Mrs. Clarkson, At
torney General Miller and Mrs. Miller and
one or two 'other members of the Cabinet,
with their ladies, will make up the party
that will accompany the President on the
Jefferson Davis Still Very Weak.
New Orleans, December 1. Jefferson
Davis' condition is unchanged from that of
yesterday. He is very weak and cannot
take sufficient nourishment. The physician
to-night regards the condition of his patient
somewhat better than last night.
WEDDED ONCE MORE.
A Daughter oi Ex-Senator Thnrman,
Divorced but One Week,
MABKIED TO A CALIFORNIA CLEEK.
Mr. Glfford.lhe Groom, Neither as Old Nor
as Rich as Hi3 Bride.
ACQUAINTED BUT THREE 2I0NTH8,
And Enjazed Beftre Mrs. Cowles EeceiTtd Her Deere
of Divorce. '
Judge Thurman's daughter, Mrs. Cowles,
who was granted a divorce from her hus
band a week ago, was married Saturday
evening to a young clerk. Thomas S. Gifford,
whom she had known but three months.
The wedding was celebrated by a banquet
at which, though only 22 guests were pres
ent, besides the light wines between eacrt
course, 32 quarts of champagne were dis
rSriCIAL TELZOBAM TO TOT DISPATCH.I
San Diego, Cal., December L Miss
Marie P. Thurman was married last night
to Mr. Thomas S. Gifford, and to-day every
body in town is talking about the wed
ding. The bride is the daughter of Judga
Allen G. Thurman, and figured conspicu
ously last week in a divorce case in which' a
decree was issued in the San Diego Supe
rior Conrt, severing the bonds which united
her with Lieutenant William S. Cowles, oi
the United States Navy, now Commander
of the Despatch.
Since the divorce the bride-has insisted
on being called Miss Thnrman. It is said
that she had been engaged to Gifford for
several months. Gifford is several years her
junior, and is agent at Tia Juana for.
Agnirre & Dowell, the Mexican bankers.
He is Spanish born, but of English parents;
NOT AN EASY TASK.
The couple had some difficulty in getting
married. They announced to the friends
whom they had invited to a banquet, to take
place at 9 o'clock last night, that at thattims
they would have been married three hours.
It wa3 their intention to have FatherUbach,
of St Joseph's Catholic Church, join them
in matrimony, but when they went to tha
church, at 6 o'clock, Father TJhach told
them it would be impossible for him to
perform the ceremony, as the rules of
the Catholic Church prohibited the marriage
of a person who had been divorced. That
rule could only be broken through a special
dispensation from the Pope.
The couple were crestfallen, but soon re
covered their spirits, and bidding Father '
Ubach goodby, went to a hotel with a few
Mexican friends, and sent a messenger for a
Protestant minister. A reply was received
from him stating that he could not come.
THE CEBEMONT FEBFO&MED.
So the couple got into a hack, drove
through a drenching rain to the residence o'f
the Bev. Harper, of the Baptist church, who
performed the ceremony. They then re
turned to the hotel, where the banquet was
served. There were 22 guests present, Mex
Only three women were present, includ
ing the bride and the sister of her former
husband, Lieutenant Cowles. There were
eight nationalities represented, and promi
nent amonz the guests were Mexican
Consul Valdespino and Inspector of Mexican,
Colonies Miguel Miramou. The festivities
continned until nearly 4 o'clock Sunday
morning, and all the guests, including tho
bride 'and bridegroom, were in the best,
The 22 guests were served with white
wine or claret between nearly every course
and drank 32 quart bottles of champagne.
Mexican cigarettes were a featnre of the
festivities, in which the bride indulged with
her sister-in-law, and which she seemed to
THE QEOOH A rOOR CLERK.
Miss Thurman, or Mrs. Cowles, was re-" J
puted here to have been worth a good deal
of money, while Gifford is a clerk, making
only a fair salary- They met for the first
time about three months ago at Tia Juana
Hot Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Gifford will
live in the bride's cottage on Fifteenth
street, for the present.
The late Miss Thnrman became enraged
at her attorney because the news of her
divorce got into the pres3, and she refused
to pay him his fee. Legal proceedings to
collect the same were instituted on her
DISASTER IN THE ORIENT.
Many Lives Lost br Accidents Upon Both
Land aad Sea.
San Feancisco, December L Tha ,
steamship Gallic, which arrived from China
and Japan to-day, brings news that thoi
American ship Cheeseborough was wrecked1"'!
October 30 by running on the rocks off
Sluchi-Bi'Hana, and 19 of the crew
drowned. The vessel was bound from M
xio&uuuiu tu oau A'lauuisw W14U a muigv ui
sulphur. Out of the crew ot 23, 1 were
The most violent typhoon known hera
for many years swept over the Island
of Sado on the 21st of October. It raged
from 10 o'clock in the morning till 2 in tha
afternoon, when it subsided temporarily.
At 11 o'clock on the same night it burst
forth with greater fury, and 50 houses and
as many boats were destroyed. Fire broke;
ont on the 26th of October at Kauldamachi,
in Nugata Prefecture, and burned all night.
destroying three-fourths of the village. Ona
hundred and eighty-three houses were de-
News was received at Yokohama on is
the 4th of November tnat tne JlisemoDo at;
Rennichima hurl collansed and a number of
lives were lost. One authority places the .4
nn,f,ai Irtlla.? atOII.nil tl,A 1ninm A nt1Q
and another authority says 29 were killed
and 3a injured. ,
NEARLY LOST HIS LIFE
la an Inpflectaal Attempt to Save HI
Daucbter From Drowning.
nrrzciAi. TEtioajui to th eispatch.i
Atjotjsta, Me., December 1. Major Oj
E. Michaelis, commandant of tbe Kennebec
Arsenal, and formerly stationed at rto
arsenal in West Troy, N. Y., nearly lostlhls
life this morning in a brave but nnsnccessj
ful effort to save bis little daughter from
drowning. His three children broke throngbT
thin ice, and one escaped without much
trouble, but Margaret and Francis vera
struggling in the water when Major Mi2
cbaelis reached the nond. Jn his effort f
reach his children he, too, broke througlij
the ice. He seized his aaugnters drew?
but became chilled and was sinking
two soldiers rescued him.
The little girl was drowned and Major, ,
Mlcnaelis was unconscious lor some timov
after being taken from the water. The sec
ond child crawled out on the plank"whichr
his lather lost and was saved.