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EIGHT PAGES--- ,1? 1 SCR ANTON. FA.. FRIDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 7, 1S94. - TWO CENTS A COPY.
THE TRIBUNE HAS aUrOETbONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRAoN BOSINESiMlflN FanYTtHER MOllilfiPEj
T. ; - ? ,
BE THE ISSUE
Governor McKlnley's Opinion or the Situa
tion. NEXT HOUSE WILL BE REPUBLICAN
The Great Statesman Rather Shy
When Interviewed Upon the Subject
of Presidential Nomination Re
gards the Loss of Senator Jones
as Serious All Signs Point to the
Success of the Republican Ticket
Throughout the Country.
Boston. Sent. 6.
OVERNOR WILLIAM M'KIN
u ley, of Ohio, arrived In Boston
n today on his way to Maine, to
ViiJ to take part in the Reed cam
pniifu. Tbe governor this afternoon
called npon his eonsin, General Oi
borne, in Roxtmry, and, while there,
was interviewed on th political situa
tion. Governor McKinley said be
conld not see bow he tariff conld be
other than the dom uant issue of the
next national campnign. Quoting the
words of President Cleveland, h ssld:
"Tbe war is not over yet." The
Democrats as.their announcement indi
cates, pnrpoae cutting deeper, and if
tbey attempt to do this, the Republi
can party has no other course to fol
low than ' adhere to its prlneiples.
The tarift faestion in tbe west takes
the lead 01 M otnor issues, even tbe
currency question. There is no way
for tbe Democracy to dodge this ques
tion, which will nndonbtedly be tbe
issne in the presidential oauipaign in
When asked relative to any aspira
tions or nmbition he might have for
the Republican presidential nomina
tion, Governor AleKinley modestly
smiled and remarked that the Republi
can party would be found true to iti
tenets and would nominate one who
lead to victory in tbe next presidential
Asked what the attitude of the next
national Republican convention would
be on the silver qmstion. Governor
McKinley replied that the policy of the
Repuhlicn party was well denned in
the platform of 1893. "The Republi
can purty," be sain, "has declared it
self in favor of the coinage of both sold
and silver. That position it occupied
NO OPINION AS TO Mil. .TONES.
The governor was asked what the ef
fect of the converson of Senator Jones,
of Nevada, who renounces his Republi
canism to en'ter the fold of the Popu
lists, would be. After meditating for
a moment be replied: "Well, I don't
It was soggeBted that perhaps Sena
tor Jones has never been a very staunch
Republican, particularly in his attitude
on the silver question. To this sug
gestion Governor McKinley replied
firmly, "He was a staunch Republi
can." Asked as to the probable motive that
actuated Senator Jones, he said: ' It
would not be proner for me to attemnt
to explain his position " It was evi
dent, however, that Governor Mc
Kinley regarded the logs of Senator
Jones a serious one.
' Referring to the eoming congres
sional elections, tbe governor said that
he had not the slightest doubt that the
next house would be Republican. All
signs and indications, he said, point to
the success of the Republican tlckot
throughout the country. As to tbe
political complexion of the next United
States senate, he said that there were
so many conditions that be did not
care to express his opinion.
wifiiuiuiiugu . yranoi i .nuu A. LB JJ.X
pee ted to Tk Fart
Philadelphia, Sept. 6 General D.
I II M.A. Win., f ' I. .. : 1 1
m iiAtiur-, umio imu mail vjrii-
n, Uavta JUartin and Magistrate
a m iruui onrriiLurir in in a Airv
spent tbe afternoon In the state com
mittee headquarters with Colonel Gil
keson, planning the gubernatorial
nominees speeoh making tour of tbe
state. The itinerary will probably be
finished this week.
It is thought that the general's first
speech of the trip will be on Sept. 15,
nd that be will make at least one
speeoh in oach county. Even if be
should do no more than this the sixty
seven speeches would require him to
make an average of three addresses in
every two working days prior to Nov.
G, election day.
Among others expected to stnmn for
General Hastings ire Governor McKin
ley, ex-Speaker Rued, Senator Sher
man, Henry Cabot. Bodge and Con
gressman Dolliver and Burroughs.
HERBERT STILL JUNKETING.
The Seoretary Off tor Gray Gables
Aboard the Dolphta.
Boston, Sept. 6. The United States
dispatch boat Dolphin, with Secretary
Herbert and party on board, left an
chorage at tbe Charlestown Navy yard
7 o'clock this morning, bonnd for
The Dolphin passed Highland Light
At 11 o'olook. On the triD Secretary
Herbert will stop at Gray Gables and
visit President Cleveland. The secre
tary expressed satisfaction with the
conduct of the navy yard.
NEVADA'S SILVER PARTY'S PLANK.
The Carson City Convention's Deolara.
. tlont on National Question.
Carson City, Nev Sept. 6. The
platform adopted by the state conven
tion of the Silver party Tnrsday night
advocated tbe free coinage of silver at
the rate of 16 to 1, the redemption of
government bonds, and the prohibition
of iny t nrtber issno in times of peace.
Tbe abolition of national biinlcs and
the collection of th Indebtedness of
the PhcI8o rnilroud . urn lemnnil),
nml prenl lent is iltinniinrvd fori lie su
pension of the StiiTinan silver purc!iiir
law. and thp Geary uct. The cuuveu-
ator Jones exDressing joy at bis aban
doning tbe Republican party. Hon. F.
G. Newland was nominated for Con
gress. DEATH OF A HERO.
Major Charles M. Conyngham Sacoumbs
to Sureiosl Operation.
Wilkes Barre, Pa., Sept. 6. Major
Charles Miner Conyngham, one
of the moat prominent aud in
fluential citizens of eastern Penn
sylvania, died here this evening of ex
haustion following a surgical opera
tion, whioh was performed for the re
moval of a bullet wonnd received dur
ing the war. Soon after bis admission
to tbe Luzerne county bar he beesme
oaptain of Company A, One Hundred
and Forty-Third regiment, Pennsyl
vania infantry, and was promoted to
be major, having creditably partici
pated in many engagements and dis
tinguished himself for bravery.
Major Conyngham was a son of Hon.
John Nesbitt Conyngham, who was at
one time president judge of Luzirne
eounty and a member of the state leg
islator. The latter was a native of
Philadelphia, and his ancestors assisted
in establishing flourishing Episcopal
congregations in that oity. He was
also eminent with his son in tbe Na
tional Episcopal councils and tbey
were placed on the most important
committees. Deceased was an exten
sive merchant and coal operator and
was president of the W est ISrtd Coal
company. He was 64 years of age.
FREE TRADE TRACTS.
Democratic Congressional Campaign
, Committee Issues a Book of In
formation and Excuses.
Washington. Sept. 8 The Damo-
oratiu conres-isnnl campaign commit
teu will issue their cumpsign book
Sept. 12. A list of the con touts is as
1. What the Democratic concrross did.
2. Causes of the panic of 1813.
3. Not caused by fear of tariff legisla
4. Labor Day law.
f. Alied contract labor law its repeol.
(. Chinese immigration.
8. Tariff schedules and tnbles Bhowina
schedule rates and articles upon which
duties had been reduced 100 per cent, or
9. Somor's statistics ou woolen cloths.
10. Income tax provisions. ,
It. JlcMillin's report on income tax.
12. Scott Whito's speeoh on income tnx.
13. Tax on luxuries aud wealth repealed
by the Republicans.
14. SiiRar duties.
15. Trust provisions of tariff laws.
lojtf. Carlisle' letter to senate on sugar
10. Mills' speech ou tariff.
17. Ssyres' appropriation speech and
18. Reforms in departments, dockery
19. Diplomatic relations.
U0. Indian appropriation bill, no sec
21. Democracy in its relations to Union
22. Fifjgott's speech on Populism.
23. Abuses of civil service reform,
Bynum's speech and Cooper's speech.
24. Democratic platform of 1892.
25. Clovoland's letter of acceptance.
2f. Cleveland's letter to Wilson.
27. Cleveland's letter to Cachings.
28. Taxation of greenbacks law.
29. Stiormau silvor law.
3U. Silver statistics, exports and im
ports of fjold and silvor, production of gold
snd silver, price of silver dollars in gold,
price of silvter bullion.
81. Currency tables character and
22. Commercial statistics, exports and
imports of United States, of United States
to and from United Kingdom.
Tbe eommittee has received advices
of the resultR of the nominating con
ventions in 131 districts which are now
Democratic Ninety-seven representa
tives have been re-nominated, and only
thirty-fonr districts have chosen new
CANE MEN WITH US.
Louisiana Sugar Planters Will Embrace
New Orleans, Sept 0. The sngar
planters convention in this city today
was tbe most remarkable gathering in
many years, and the first serioos
break in tbe Democratic party in
twenty years is now actually threat
ened. Tbe convention declared in favor of
an alliance with the Republican party
on national issues, and two and possi
bly three congressional districts, com
prising tbe sugar region are endan
gered to the Democrats.
About Tw.lve Handrail lien Are Already
. New York, Sept. 6. The strike of
the nnton carpenters against the pres
ent system of "lumping" is rapidly
spreading. Already 1,200 men are on
strike and it is asserted at the head
quarters of the strikers that before tbe
end of the week there will not be a
nnion carpenter at work in tbe city.
Several contractors have agreed to
the terms of the men, .
Shenandoah voters want more wards in
Watermelon parties are all the go at
DunnBtown, Clinton county, yesterday
celebrated the centennial of its birth.
Two lads were arrested at Lebanon for
offering to trade twenty-five chickens for a
Albert T. Peterson, at Nicola, near To
wanda, shot the top of his head off with
A sand wagon ran. over and crushed to
death little Minnie Hetrick, at New Ox
ford, Adams county.
Easton taxpayers are weary of tbe pri
vate water monopoly, ana urge ine city to
erect a water plant.
Furnncomon at Sharon, rather than
strike, yesterday agreed to work for the
wages they had been receiving. -
Tbe Lancaster Intelligencer says parti
san management is responsible for that
iown s niiseraoie water supply.
About G.000 c ftsn nf tnhnr.nn nrorA anld
last week in Lancasior county, a blir ln-
crtjHMj over inn previous week.
The ftepnbli'-an cnnferonce of the
Twentieth cimgiiMsloiiul iiisvrict Inst evi-ii-iug
B"ve J. U. liicliH iiu unanimous re
numinatiuu for congress on the first ballot.
Tbe Scandal Affecting the Astor Family Is
HO HOPE OF A RECONCILIATION
The Husband Asks for the Custody of
His Children Hallet Alsop Barrowe
Named as the Co-Respondent The
Defendant in the Suit Is Now In
Europe History of the Much-Talked-of
New York. Sept. 8.
NLESS Mrs. Carlotte Augusta
Drayton, daughter of tbe late
William Astor, files an answer
by tomorrow in tbe New Jersey
court of ohaneery .at Trenton to the
suit brought against hsr by her hus
band, James Coleman Drayton, for
divorce, a master of chancery will be
appointed tu take testimony. The in
stitution of these proceedings, which
include tbe naming of llallet Alsop
Borrowe as co-respondent, it would
seem, has sounded the final knoil of
tbe hopes of tbe Astors and thsir emi
nent soeial connections that the old
tales, including tbe talk of a duel about
this Drayton-Borrowe scandal might
lie buried in oblivion and that the oar
ties to tbe suit miiht be reconciled.
Dr. Drayton's first pipers in the suit
were filed at Trenton, June 27, 1H9J, by
his attorney, Alvnh A. Clark, his pe
tition being addressed to Chancellor
Alexander T. McGill. Mr. Clark is a
resident of Somerville, whero the Dray
tons moved after selling their magnifi
cent residence nt Bernardsville, N. J.,
in 1803, and Somerville is now Mr.
Draytou's legal residence. It was
stated when the bill was filed that Mrs.
Drayton was then living in New York
City. Mr. Clark prepared the papers
for his oliunt on Jnns 25. On July 23
the oourt of chaneery issued a sum
mons to Mrs. Drayton to anpsar and
answer. She was notified that the ease
would be beard August C, and that it
would be necessary to answer, plead or
demur to tbe bill within the time re
quired by law.
JII1S. DRAYTON'S RESPONSE.
On July 24 Mrs. Drayton's response
came in tbe shape of an acknowledg
ment of legal service of a subpena.
Mrs, Drayton's acknowledgment and
all papers on Mr. Drayton's aide of the
case were filed with the clerk of tbe
court of ohaccory at Trenton on Aug.
2. None of the parties appeared on
Aug. G in court, because, as tbe sub
pena bad beon acknowledged, it was
unnecessary. Under the New Jersey
law Mrs. Drayton had thirty days in
whioh to file an answer, and this time
Mr. Drayton says in bis petition that
he married Charlotte Augusta Astor
on Oct. 20, 1879, at the residence of
William Astor, No. 350 Fifth
avenue. The ceremony was per
formed by tbe Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix.
Tbe bill specifies that on dates naml
in each of tbe first nine months in 1891
Airs. Drayton committed indiscretions
with Hallet Alsop Borrowo. Among
the places named are "the Palette,"
and -at No. 874 Fifth avenue, in this
city; at tbe Bernardsville home, and at
the Terminus hotel, at Kink's Cross,
London, this in January, 1892.
Tbe bill recites that four children
were born of the marriage. They are
Caroline Astor, born Oit. 20, 1880,
Henry Coleman. Jan. 27, 1883; William
Astor, Nov. 28, 18b8;and Alida Livings
ton, Nov. 24, 1890. Since thoir parents
separated Mr. Drayton has had the care
of tbe children. Mr. Drayton states
his objeot in making tbe application
to be that Mrs. Drayton may make re
ply, and that the marriage may be dis
solved. He asks for the unreserved
control of the children.
Mrs. Drayton sailed for Europe abont
a month ago. If her answer is not
filed tomorrow the case will be referred
to a master in Chancery and a hearing
take place at Somerville some
time within the next two weeks. If un
answer is filed a day will be Bet for
THE FAIR RESPONDENT.
Mrs Druyton is tbe third daughter
of William Astor and a granddaughter
of John Jacob Astor, of Waldorf, tbe
founder of tbe family of wealthy Amer
ican Astors. Miss Astor as a bride
was fair, tall and slender. Her marked
characteristio was amiability. Mr.'
Drayton was a stndions young lawyer,
with prospects of a brilliant career.
Mr. Borrowe is the eon of Ssmuel
Borrowe, vice president of the Equitable
Life Assurance society, He is young
and a man of fashion. For several
years tbe yonng couple were the gayest
members of the Astor family, and then
the withdrew to a selndsd rural life at
Mr. Borrowes' name was first pub
licly oonneoted with Mrs. Drayton's by
the publication in March, 1892, of an
extraot from a letter of Mr. Drayton's,
whioh accused Mr. Borrowe of having
"inflicted upon him the most grievous
injury that one man may Inflict upon
another." The letter demanded sat
isfaction in terms intelligible to sub
scribers to the dueling code. Late in
Marob. 1892. Mr. Drayton and Mr.
Borrowe arrived here on the steamer
Majestic. No encounter occurred, al
though Harry Vane Milbank, a duelist
with a record of three victims, accom
panied Mr. Borrowe. To reporters Mr;
Drayton said that Borrowe was a cow
ard. Milbank talked, in a bombsstio
style that made fun for the read
ing American public.
Milbank published a sard denying a
rumor that csrtain correspondence in
the affair had been published by ac
tion or consent of Borrowe. Tbe cor
respondence referred to was a hypi
thetleal case submitted to Aurelian
Scholl and the Dno de Morny. The
statement of the case iuvolved an
agreement by a hypothetical Mr. A. to
compound the matter, and to avoid a
liVP"ihHlical Mr. -H.. In consideration
of$7,0')0 paid annually to A. by Mo
Edward Fox, a newspaper corre
spondent, was accused of lotting this
matter oecome pnouo, and over it be
and Mr. Borrowe fouzht a duel with
revolvers April 23, 1892, in Belgium. It
was bloodless and prearranged.
Mrs. Drayton was disinherited, but
her brother, John Jacob Astor, took
her under his protectibn.
DOMINO WINS $5,000.
Ezoiticg- Track Event at Shsepihead
Sheepshead Bay Track, Sept. 6
The weather today was not the best in
the world. A few drops of rain fell
early this morning, but not enough to
allay the dust. The attendance, bow
ever, was very large, tonservative es
timate placing it at 15,000.
The fifth rase, the event of the day
was set for 4:35 p. m, Tbe horses
reaobnd tbe post promptly at the time
set, Domino showed signs of temper.
They broke even at the first attempt.
Domino set the pace, and at the first
fnrlong post was leading by a neck.
At the first quarter post Domino was
half a length to the good. This lead
he retained to the home stretch. As
soon as they were squared for home
Siinms called upon Clifford. A mighty
shoot went up as the lash de
scended upon his flank. Taral sat still
as a statue upon Domino. Again and
again tbe whipdeoended upon Cliffords
flanks and Siinms steel clad heels were
driven viciously into bis ribs. It was
uoiuse. Clifford was doing bis best,
but Domino was doing better. Siuims
rode a hard and desperate race. Taral
never made the slightest move on
Domino. He won tbe $5,000 prize well
within himself by tbree-quarters of a
length. The victor was greeted with
thunders of applause. Clifford, al
though beaten was cheered to the echo.
The official fractional time for each
furlong is rs follows:
First, 12 2-5 seconds: second, 24 2 5;
third. 30 3-5; fourth, 49 2-5; fifth. 1.03
2 5; sixth, 1.20 2-5; miles, 1.39 2-5.
NEW PACING UECOM).
Robert J Travels a Mile in the Mar
velous Time of 2.02 1-2 at
Indianapolis, lnd., Sept. C Indian
apolis now holds the world's pacing
record and cams within a fraction of a
second today of tha world's trot
ting record. Robert J., made tbe
second heat in his match with
Joe Patchen for $5,000 in two
minutes 2 seconds, 'beiug the fast
est mile ever paced. The three heats
averaged in speed 2.033, making the
fastest three heats ever paced. The
time by quarters of the second mile
follows: First quarter, 30 J; second,
LOU; third, 1.301; f-msth. 2.021,
Tbe time by quarters for the three
heats was: first heat 31, 1.02J, 1.84,
2 03 Second heat 30, 1.01 J, 1.301,
2 021. Third heat-30j, 1.01, 1.33,
2.04. Average, 2.03 2-8.
Alix was not successful in reducing
tbe world's best trotting record, the
best she could do being 2 04 J.
THE GERMAN RITUAL.
The Pythias Supreme Lodge Settles the
Washington, Sept. 0 The question
of allowing certain lodges to use a
translation of the ritual into German
was the special order for consideration
before the Pythias supreme lodge this
morning. Both the majority and
minority reports were both read and a
lively discussion followed.
The majority report was finally
adopted, years 79, nays 3G. And tbns
the German question was settled ad
versely to the use of the German lang.
The special order for tomorrow at
10 o clock will be the report of thi
council of administration recommend
ing the non-recognition of tbe Pythian
sisters. A time has not been fixed for
the final disposition of the temperance
question although it is expected that
tbe action taken will only ba a ratifica
tion or that taken yestorday in com
mittee of the whole.
The proeeedings show that since the
decision of the Kansas City snpreme
lodge against any but the English
ritual but one lodge a lodge in Birm
ingham, Aln., has surrendered its
charter on account.
CRUSHED UNDER CARS
Fatal Accidant to a Boy at the South
At 1 o'clock this morning a trip of
ash ears passed over the body of Peter
Collins, aged 15 years, employed as
an engineer at the "Drop" at the South
works of the Lackawanna Iron and
Collins left the engine room where
he was employed and went to the ma
chine shop to see what time it was
On his way bask to his work he stepped
from one traok to another in front of a
trip of ash oars pushed by the locomo
He was terribly mangled and died at
tbe Moses Taylor hospital shortly after
being brought there. He was a son of
Mlehael Collins, of Stone avenue
New Orleans will have a new St. Charles
hotel, to cost over 11,000,000.
The twelve minors imprisoned in a coal
mine near Mowoaqua, 111., were rescued
Bobbers htld up a street car in St. Louis'
suburbs and fatally beat Conductor Van
Arthur, who resitted them.
Confession of a prisoner in Frankfort,
Ky., prison revealed a plot of Hatfleld-Mo-
(Joy desperadoes tor a general outbreak.
Unable to bear an old mental trouble,
Anton Hirschion, a New York cigar dealer,
asphyxiated blmsolf in his boarding house.
Four starving men from the foundered
fishing schooner Maria were ploked up on
the Bunks Dy tne snip tinny r . w nituey.
In a break for liberty at the Carlisle
(111 ) jail. Jailer Gehrs was cut, but only
uonn uielison, a negro nurgiar, escaped.
For fsl'oly stating the Albuquerqno (N.
M.) National bank's condition, ex-Presi-
dent S. M. Folsom goes to prison for five
The fall of a giant redwood near Point
Arean, Col., kilktl Mrs. W. H. Higglnsnn
and Usui; liter, anil broke lb legsotWil
iiam Kpohn and Edward Roed.,
Isbpcming Is Aaia Id a Cloud or Smoke from
THE DEAD GATHERED AT HINCKLEY
Former Death Estimate of Four Hun
dred Seems Correct The Con
flagration Spreads Into Canada.
Movement Toward Affording Finan
cial Relief for the Survivors of the
Fire Incidents of the Disaster.
Pine City, Minn., Sept 0.
OORRECTED figures are of a char
acter calculated to lower rather
than raise the total number of
dead. There has been an in
crease over previous estimates at
Hinckley, but the prospect of any con
siderable number still remaining in the
woods is decreasing. There ure 233
buried in Hinckley graveyard, and per
haps a dozen more buried at other
points in the vicinity, increasing the
total here to about ioQ, but the addi
tional number here may be safoly taken
away from the liberal estimate al
lowed for those yet nnfound, leaving
the total between 375 and 400.
Three of the bodies found today were
identified as tbe Oleson children. iTheir
mother is in the hospitnl at Minneapo
lis badly burned. When she was here
at Pine City she was confident that her
husband and children were alive. The
childred have now been found, and the
father is undoubtedly burned.
Dr. Morton, of Minneapolis, who
wont over to Mora yesterday, reported
st Ilinkley this afternoon that the total
dead at that point was twenty three
and that all the missing were account
ed for. A movement is in the air here
to do something by way of a testimon
ial for the erews of the Daluth
and Eastern trains which took
out so many people, but it has
not taken definite shape. Tbe
programme of invitations to address
the gathering was sent to Bishop
Fowler, of Minneapolis, but the reply
was received that be was out of the
city, John Tallman, of St. Paul, has
consented to write a memorial ode.
The balanoeof the programme remains
to be arranged. Word was received
tonight from H. II. Hurt that Gover
nor Kelson would visit the burned dis
trict, and would be present at Sunday's
exercise if possible. About $700 in
cash has been received, nearly all from
the smaller towns.
Beside the subscription of $5,000 In
ossu to tbe reiiet fund l'residunt J. J,
Hill, of the Great Northern road, has
given 5,000 acres of good agncnltnral
land for the Hinckley survivors. Those
lands are valued nt S per acre, or 10.
000 in the aggregate, and will be given
to tbe people for homes.
destitution at milaca.
Milaca, Minn., Sept. 6. Late de
velopments show tbat over fifty
farniles in this vicinity are entirely
destitute. A mass meeting was held
last night and relief committees ap
pointed who will go to the cities to
day for aid, The connty commis
sioners have appropriated $500. The
fires are still burning and great ex-
Carlton, Minn., Sept. 6 Every
thing was bnrned at Cromwell except
tbe aehool bouse. The fire came unon
them without warning, and tbe people
saved tneir lives oy getting into tbe
lake, Woodbury Whitten. F. P.
Duffy, George Wright, CharleB Morse
and many others lost everything. It is
feared that many settlers lost their
lives. Reiiet trains were sent from
here at once and brought the people
down. A relief committee was organ
ized and the sufferers oared for. Even
tbe ties of the railroad were bnrned.
No lives are reported lost in this vicin
ity. Tbe fires are still smoldering and
anothor wind would oause still further
BROKEN OUT AFRESH.
Ishpemicg Is Again Envalopid in Smoke
from Burning Timber.
Ishpemino, Miob., Sept. 0. This city
is again enveloped in smoke, the fires
in the forests adjoining having started
afresh. Rain Monday checked the fires
considerably, but extinguished only
the smaller ones. A party of campers,
eight miles west of here, were driven
ont of the woods by flames last night.
They drove horses through fire and
smoke, and had a narrow escape. One
hour longer at tbe camp would have
been disastrous. The damage here is
confined to crops and lumber.
Reports from lumber towns west of
here say all is safe yet, bnt the danger
is by no means over. Hundreds of men
are still fighting the fhmes tbronghout
tbe upper peninsula.
Ddlutii, Sept. 6 Barnum, a lumber
town, thirty-five miles down the St.
Panl and Duluth road, is Burronnded by
forest fires and tbe inhabitants are very
anxious. Carlton and Kerrick are also
reported still in danger.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sept. 6.
Fisher Meadow, near Estella, a small
settlement, was wiped out yesterday.
John Paul and James Mitchell, two
loggers of this city, lost both of their
logging outfits and camps and a large
quantity of logs. Warren Flint, of Es
tella, lost 200 tons of hay. Daniol Ar
rano lost his house, barn and cropa
The Buchanan mill was also destroyed.
The Grand Rapids schoolhonss was
bnrned. The fire is said to be running
toward Murray, where danger is ap
prehended. Mayor Hines, of Cumber
land, has telegraphed that tbe small
towns in that vicinity are in ashes.
REACHES INTO CANADA.
Settlers en the Border Suffer Heavy
Loss Many Lives Lost.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 6. A Rat
Portage dispatch says; Rainey river
on both sides for the whole length, ex
cepting ten miles at the south, is one
muss of flumes. Tbe Minnesota woods,
where there Are but few settlors, are all
burning, and at Burwick the firr s were
So fieroe that tbey jumped acrots tbe
'.river, setting the Canadian woods on
fire. The Canadian side is well settled
and the settlers are losing heavily.
On baturday Mrs. Gamsbv and five
children living on Grussy river were
bnrned, excepting -one boy. who took
refnge in a well. A daughter aged 18
years bad her head and feet bnrned off.
Her father, who was some distance
away, escaped with bis eyes and faoe
badly bnrned. George Wall s build
ing was bnrned and the family saved
with great dimouly. All settlers back
from Rainey river have been burned
ont, losing everything. Mrs. William
Barley, of Fort Francis, is dead, and
Arthnr Wright, a settler of Rainey
Kiver, was found on buaday dead in
DEATH OF A VETERAN.
Major Osneral Davis Beaponds to the
Last Boll Call.
New York. Sept. 6. Major General
Henry Eugene Daviesdied today in the
fifty-ninth year of his age.
General Davles enlisted at the be
ginning of the civil war as a field offi
cer, with the rank of colonol, with the
Second JNew York calvary. He con
tinued in service throughout tbe war
and for his bravery on tbe field of
battle was breveted major general of
volnnteers. He was mustered out of
servios at tbe olose of the war.
ASBURY'S FIRE FIENDS
An Evident Attempt to Burn the
Town, as Well as Ocean Grove.
Another Midnight Blaze.
Asbury Park, N. J., Sept. 6. The
fire fiend is keeping up his work of tuo
midnight fires. For the sixth time
within a few days fire whs discovered
in Asbury Park, which resulted in the
total destruction of bonses, barns,
horses and personal property. Almost
at tbe hour of midnight an alarm was
The fire was discovered In the big
barn of C. Burdette Poll and. The big
barn was filled with inflammable ma
terial, and it was not long before the
Homes made big headway and totally
destroyed it with its contents, Tbe
names spread,, to an adjoining bam,
whioh was also totally destroyed. The
sparks ignited still another barn, and
within half an honr the three barns,
with their contents, a dozen or more
valuable horses, wagous, backs, and
some fine turnouts, were totally de
stroyed. The fire extended to the home of Pol
laud, aud before the fire was extin
guished a portion of tbe building wus
consumed. Mrs. Pollund, with an in
fant in her arms, was awakened by tbe
strangling smoke. She was unable to
find the stairway and leaped from tbe
window. Six other women in the
house followed after her. Tbe origin
of the fire is shrouded in mystery, The
loss is $tf,000; partly insured.
Evidently tbe fiond who set the fire
Intended to burn down both Asbnry
Park and Ocean Grove. It is said on
good authority tbat the Coleman
House here was saturated in certain
parts with kerosene and ready to be ig
nited and the big Sheldon House in
Ocean Grove was found in the same
condition. Under tbe Lake View
Honse there is reported to have
been fonnd a bnndle of straw
saturated with kerosene. The Town
fire and water commissioners, along
with Chief of Police Smith and bis
force, are investigating tbe report of
these findings. Certainly the fire bugs
had every intention of burning down
the town, as they, it is said, started the
fire on tbe outskirts of the town this
morning, thinking tbe department
would respond. Tbe chief withheld
tbe department of this place on the
lookont for other fires.
INCOME TAX LAW.
Commissioner Sllllsr Gives a Few Hints
Benarding the Act.
Washington, Sept, C Commissioner
Miller has been so much ooenpied de
ciding questions arising under the in
ternal revenue of the new tariff law,
that required immediate decision, that
he has been able to bestow little atten
tion upon tbe consideration of regula
tions to earry into effect the provisions
of section 27 and subsequent sections
providing for tbe collection of tbe in
Commissioner Hiller said today that
regulations would be prepared in the
fullness of time and that United States
disbursing officers would be held ac
countable for the collection of the tax
on salaries of which they had the dis
bursement from the time whan the law
went-into effect, Aug. 28. 1891, but ac
tual payment would probably not be
required before July 1, 1805. This date,
Juiy 1, he said, would also probably be
the date of settlement for subsequent
years as to tbe ineoms of the preoeding
IT WAS A FAKE YARN,
No Truth In the Story of a Cava-in Near
Philadelphia, Sept 6. Great in
dignation is manifested here on ac
count of an outrageous canard which
was circulated today to tbe effect tbat
the mining town of Scotch Valley,
near Hazleton, bad been desroyed by a
cave-in which engulfed the entire Til
lage. This story was circulated by the Chi
cago organization styling itself tbe
Associated Press, and the alarming
news cansed a sensation in mining cir
cles as well as among tbe general pub
lie, until a positive denial of the fake
was published by the United Press.
AMMUNITION FOR CHINA..
A If llliion Bounds Shipped by the Win
chester Arms Company.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 6. The
Winchester Repeating Arms company
of this city has just completed and
shipped to the Cbinese government
1,000,000 rounds of ammunition.
The cartridges were of 45-70 oallbre
and were sent by rail to tbe Pacific
WAsniNOTow, Sept. ft For
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fair, tlighllu warmer, east winds.
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