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true trt,t! comber
of Inhabitants in Muse town w;.s
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t that time. In ii'.)0 the percej.tas.-e
of city population found : ba
etaadilj on the Inert a, The: arcra
then 9)5 cities ur town havisr more
than 4,0(10 punua each, the urban
population making o total of 3n.0)0,
000, or one-thinl of the popaUtion
of the whole country. Still inure
marked is the same tendency areorii
iug to the census of 1900. There are
now io.gol' incorporated iuhw or cit
iea in the United States, oi which
38 have more than 100,000 popnuuion
each. The nsmbined population of
tha cities ami towns having mare
than 4,000 inhabitants is bow 3h.ooo,
000, or one-half the whole population
of the country. All sociologist rrc
ofjnize how unfortunate the .tendency
of the masses to congregate in -cities
is. It means more prisons, ouore
crimes and more Idleness. Thenv is
no such safeguard of the national
morals aa a sturdy peasantry. It ia
this that has long kept France from
decay, and it is this which may be
reokoned m one of the chief est safe
guards in America. Cities aw the
preat nest-hiding localities ! tha
depraved and criminal classes. It is
in the cities that political eomtption
most thriveK. it is true that cities
have their advantages for some, hut
for the Ignorant classes, sueh it- very
largely immigrate to this .country,
Mia cities ere the breeding places
of crime, idleness and misery. It is
a sociological fact that the .poorer
a country and the greater tie op
pression and the squeeze of taxation
the greater the tendency to mass
in cities, wlere the people can the
better hide from the tax gatherer
aim! criminal prosecutor.
The. physiological benefits of laugh
ter cannot be overestimated It
sltahes up the diaphragm, set the
pubves beating to a lively moaure,
stimulates tin- blood corpuscles, en-
livens the brain and sometimes pro-
luoea dislocation of the jaw when
indulged in ton heartily by a man
with a large raouth. Used w ilk dis
cretion, observes the Literary Era,
laughter ia aa inspiring as a ea
breeee, as refreshing aa an Angaist
shower. Its moral effect is bcyjwid
computation. It haa killed more ri
diculous superstitions by its rollick
ing roara of unbelief than any other
i, agency. What can be more derisive
than a laugh. Use man who laughs
ever kills himself. That is the rea
son so few Irishmen commit suicide.
Americans have been so disconsolate
over the failnra of the corn crop, from
, which such great things are expected.
ay an eastern exchange, that they
have almost overlooked the fact that
the wheat yield this year is likely to
I exceed the early expectations by sev
eral million bnshela. The experts now
estimate winter wheat at 425,000,000
I ipring wheat at 300,000,000 bushels
total of 725,000,000 bushels. Last
year's crop was 522,000,000 bushels and
phst of 1898, the largest on record, was
.5,000,000 bnshela. So this year's fig-
lures ace well worth bragging about.
The judgment of the municipal
ourt, nt Rochester, N. Y., awarding
Vantages to a plaintiff whose horse
tad been frightened into running
y by a "noisy and odorous" auto
mobile, has been affirmed by the
iPpellate division of the New York
supreme court. These vehicles go
st enough now for inventors and
panufacturers to devote special at-
pntion to reducing or doing away
1th their too frequent accompani
ments of puffing, exhaust vapors,
nmming or "smelling."
dentists in the employ of the
"" States government are per-
i duty in the Philippine; ten
ft are on their way there, one has
ordered to Cuba, on to Porto
one to West Point, one to Fort
Knworth, and on to Fort Monroe.
ve been provided with a kit of
rating machinery. This outfit ia
finical with that contained in the
p appointed offices of the highest
of dentists m civil life, each cost-
t ia the neighborhood of $300.
on, 0., has the oddest automobile
I World. It is a police van which
an electric motorman. The
I of huge proportions, 7 teet 5
m in height. Withi n the figure U
ttotor that propels the van, at the
pusf pace of 20 miles an hour. The
nan rolls his eyes and talks in
tanner of a gigantic French dull.
Icilcatro professor is lecturing on
to Lie When Sleeping." The poli-
P are much interested. In the
1 OU a. pnmnai'irn 11m ka.
i..u u 111... II III.. IIIIO
Ifcst because lying hns been
' to waking hours. The ef
Of the learned nrofessor's dis-
the next campaign -ure
a (N H.) bank cashier has
Itrfcked by smallpox, which, it
, was contraejed by handling
JS. However, subscribers ia
need not hMltnt nn mi- ni.
W have been vaccinated, and
News of Intftiest Froa All Pirti
of the State.
WEWUNI0S. PARTY'S CONVENTION
Pennsylvania's Independent Voters
Will Gat Together September Tf at
Philadelphia Yerkas and Geray to
Be Indorsed As Candidatea.
Philadelphia. Aug. 28. The commit
tee on city and state relationa of the
Vnlon party held a meeting yeatarday
and docihled to Issue a call next week
for a state and a city convention in
this city on September 12. Tbe state
convention will be held in tha Acad
emy of Music and the city convention
will convene In a hall yet to be se
lected On the evening of that day a
ratification moeting will bo held in tha
academy. According to the present
plans of the manager of the Union
party. It is likely that Jndge Yerkea,
of Bucks county, the Democratic nom
inee Jor supreme court Judge, will re
coive the Union nomination for the
same office, mid that Representative
Corur. the Independent Republican of
Luzerne county, will receive tha nom
(nation for state treas-urer. The city
convention will probably adnpt the re
commendations of the nmferrees of
the various reform organizations of
the ity. P. F. Rothcrmol wlU head
the ticket for district attorney.
YOUNG GIRL'S PATHETIC SUICIDE
Accused By Her Uncle of Stealing $6,
She Shot Herself.
Waynesboro, Pa., Aug. 31. Fearlaf 1
disgrace in the eyes of wlatlvea and
friends beoause her uncle accused her
of the theft of a $is gold -piece, Katie
B. Fair, aged IB years, committed sul
clde last night by sending a bullet
crashing into her brain. ome time '
ago 5 In gold was stolen from the '
girl's cousin, Norman Fair. While
Walking along the street yesterday the
unci' heard one of a group of girls
say Itls niece had stolen She money.
Mr. Fair went home and accused hii '
nlec of the theft. She left the room
crying and a few minutes later tha
report of the revolver waa heard.
Horseshosrs' Union Elects Officer.
I-ancaster. Pa., Sept. 3 The sev
enth annual moeting of the Maater
Horseshoers of Pennsylvania -wao held
here yvsterday. Fifty representatives
of Horseshoers' Union throughout the
state wiere present. The following offi
cers were elected: President, William
J. Moore, Pittsburg; vice presidents,
William S. Jamison. Philadelphia; J.
J. McNzrrney, Reading, and WUUam
"Woosy" Man To Be Paid.
Altoona, Pa., Sept 3. Superlartend
ent J. O. Reed, of the "Wopsy" rail
road, received 3L300 yesterday from
President 8. P. Langdon, with which
to pay the employes, who recently
atruck because their wagea had not
been paid. Superintendent Read says
that trains will be running aa usual
! Battleship Indiana at League Island.
Philadelphia. Sept. 3. The battle
, ship Indiana arrived at the League
Island navy yard yesterday, and will
: be tied np In ordinary until further
! orders are received. During the paat
few months the Indiana has been doing
duty as a practice ship for the Annapo
! lis cadets.
Adama Democrata Nam Officers.
Gettysburg, Pa., Sept. 3. The Dem
ocratic convention of Adama county
yesterday nominated William E. Kapp,
of Butler township, for prothonotary;
John Unger, of Llttlestown, for dlreo
tor of the poor, and Daniel P. Delay, of
Digleraville, for county surveyor.
Mitchell Day, October 29.
Hazleton, Pa Aug. 30. At yeater-
j day'a session of the United Mine
Workers It was decided that October
29, the annlveraary of the closing of
last fall s strike, shall be known aa
PENNSYLVANIA NEW IN sMIEP.
Charles M. Schwab will build a 164.000
school house at Weatherly In honor of
Csmberland and Tork counties have
been stricken with a plague of cater
pillars. Thomas Bemua, of Company F, Beoond
Troop, United States Cavalry, was killed
by a train at Sharon on Monday.
Puddlers of the Glasgow Iron Company,
Pottstown, have been granted a wage In
crease of from )4 to $4.tf per ton.
Charles Eckert waa perhaps fatally
hurt and W. C. Laubaoh badly Injured,
their horse running away at Allentown.
Dairymen of Batler and Sugar Loaf
Valleys, who sell at Hasloton, have In
creased the price of milk from I to I
cents per quart.
An attempt to wreck a passonger
tiala at Meadvllln failed, the train pass
ing over plnnkn the would-be wreckers I
' placed In switches.
Miss Sue Porter, of Hloomsburg, and ,
C. If. Eves, cashier of the Mlllvllle First
National Bank, war united in mar.uge j
at the home of the bride.
George M. Ueuzhart and Miss Mattle
M. lircuckers, of K.ist Mauch Chunk, j
were married by the Kuv. A. A. Ureese,
rector of St. John's Episcopal hCurch.
Tha plant of Iho South Chester Tuba
compuny sturted to roll 12-Inch pipe. This
Is the only mill not In the trust that Is
turning out pipe of such slro.
The Kev. William Harrison Towle, of j
Brooklyn, has accepted the roetoratc of
St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church,
1 Chester, to KUOCeed tho Hev. George C.
! Moore, resigned.
Colonel W. F. Reynolds, of Governor
Stone's staff, has offered his farms it
Rook View, Centre county, as a site for
next year's division sncampmcnt of tue
oHMMfiMM IN PROUD ARRAY
Defies That Steel Workers Broke
CEXLAr.CS STRIKE IS NOT LOST
Hi Motto: "A tpcedy Death Is Pre
ferable to Starvation" Would Be
Thankful for Coal Miners' Support.
Brennan Has a Remedy.
Pittsburg Sept. 3. The big Labor
Pay demonstration monopolized the at
tention of workmen and strikers here
and in the surruundiug towns. Be
tween ta.OOO and 2i.uiu men were in
line in the parade. In the afternoon
President Shaffer and William J. Uron
nan. counsel for the Amalgamated As
sociation, were the speakers at an
President Shaffer said In part:
"What we need today is not the men
who will recall th mistake of Irens
and Debs. Don't let us say with some
of the new pa pen that Shaffer will go
where Hobs and Irons went. This
renuitk was the signal for prolonged
applause "1 cannot go Into the de
taiuvof the deliberations, hut sufficient
to Ray that the trust decided to extln
giiish our organization, when in last
March it told the workers In the Dew
ees "Wood plant ut McKeesport that
they would be discharged if they or
ganized. We asked the tnu to sign
the cale for all its mtlls. lt answer
wa 'we will not sign, for if we let
yov 'organize all the mills, the Amalga
mated Association will be tpo strong.
We- must have enough nonunion mills
to hold the balance of power.' What
Is a non union mill? It Is a menace to
wages. It hcli to lower the wages
of tbe workers and to cnrlc.k the rich
man in Wall street."
They say that we broke nr con
tracts when we came out on ffcis strike.
As the head of Ute Amalgamated As
sociation In the 1'nited Staties, I am
hens to say that such a statemcat Is
aa false as the heart of the man who
madti It. Our scale book is our con
tract and we a willing to work for
the wage agreed to therein. There
la iitr.htng In our contract to compel
us ta continue working with the trust
throughout a year.
"U has been sahi that the strike Is
already lost and that a wise general Is
always ready to retreat If by so doing
he cam save his army from annihila
tion. All 1 hnve to say to this Is, that
ShafTer' motto Is a sjieedy death Is
preferable to starvation." If WO yield
to the trust now, thfy will steal more
mills and soon we nhall be In there
power. J would rather go down with
the Amalgamated Association in de
struction than be Its president with
its members starving. But the Amal
gamated as not going to be licked.
The trust and newspagter wIM have
their Inning, but there will be a few
of ua left at the finish.
"If It comes to a last resort, there
are the local coal miners,. If in the
course of time their leader shall think
It best to quit work to help us, thea
we shall be thankful for support.
Mr. Shaffer's closing word were:
"If the mighty tyrant sluing on his
golden throne in Wall street should
descend to the humbler walk of life
and grip the Amalgamated Association
by the throat and then to strangle It
to death, other labor organisations
will rise up and push the monster back
and say 'you are mighty, but hold,
for he is our brother.' "
Mr. Brennan preceded Mr. Shaffer
In an address that wrought his hearera
up fro a high pitch of enthusaism. He
advised them to guard the ballot as
the "ark of labor's covenant," and
told them that It waa their ultimate
salvation. The old ways of lighting
by laboring men will have to be aban
doned, he said, and up to date methods
employed. He reviewed the present
troubles and closed by proposing a
remedy. This remedy he denominated
a "labor's Injunction." which he said
I lawful and equitable. "Enjoin and
restrain the banka from loaning your
money to the trusts." Giving a maaa
of statistics, he said: "Of the S.107.00O
depositor in the bank one-third of
them at least must be union men and
friends of labor. When labor oom
mences a rnn on the banks Mr. Morgan
will know that there Is something to
arbitrate. Six billions of dollars can
not be paid with 1 1 .000,000,000 of gold;
$2,500,000,000 of deposits cannot be
paid with 11,000,000,000 of gold; $2,
800,000,000 of loans cannot be paid
with 11,000,000,000 of gold. Demand
your money. Have every friend of 1
bor demand his. Deprive the trust of
its life: Money. He united to a man,
and the trust will cry for quarter
within a week.
SHAFFER NOT TO BLAME
! Davis Says Fifteen Others Were at
Hotel Lincoln Conference.
Pittsburg, Sept. 8. "If we had
I known what we do now. the last offer
of (he Unitu.i states Steel Corporation
at the Hotel Lincoln conference in
July would probably have been accept
ed," said Benjamin I. Davis, of the
advisory board and executive commit
tee of the Amalgamated Association,
itnd recognized as an official represen
tative of President T. J. Shaffer in all
his utterances, yesterday, "However,
that is past and gone anil we are now
In a figlit with the corporation. Some
af the people who have elected to place
the brunt of all alleged mistakes on
President Shafti r have pointed to the
refusal to accept tbe offer made at the
Hotel Lincoln as his mistakes. There
were 15 men there, and any one haa
as much voice as President Shaffer.
The people who arc now criticising the
conduct of the strike are doing sj
from personal piquu."
Thousands of Union Workmen All
Over the Country Celebrated.
AUSPICIOUS CENTURY'S OPENING
Seven Thousand Men In Philadelphia'
Big Parade Bryan Spoke to Enthu
siastic Crowd at Kansaa City, While
Roosevelt Entertsined Minnespolis.
Philadelphia. Sept. 3. Seven thou
sand men marched In the Labor Day
parade here. Twenty mounted police
men led the line. Close behind came
Joseph H. Allen, of the House Painters'
Vnlon, chief marshal of the parade,
followed by the committees of the va
rious organization:! in carriages.
White gloves were worn by all the
members of the Typographical I'nlon
in the first division, and the men maile
a fine appearance. At the head of the
cigar makers came a float showing a
gigantic cigar box with a union label.
Another float showed four cigar mak
era at work, aud the cigars made on
tho way were tossed to the spectators
along the curb, creating many a lively
At the end of the Hardwood Finish
era' line came a float bearing a rather
Life Without Labor
Is a Crime.
Labor Without Art
Then came delegates of the Socialist
party, bearing a banner inscribed:
lUte liallot aud
After the parade the organizations
went to Washington Tark. ou the Dela
ware, where Max Hays, of Cleveland
editor of a labor journel, made an ad
Since 18Su the English spwaVing
trades have never before yesterday
participated in a Labor Day parade
Two years ago the painters were the
only union men to march.
BRYAN IN W.ANSASCITY'8 PARADE
Later H Spoke to 10,000 at Opea Air
Kansas Cia,y, Sept. 3. Iatsrr Day
was marked by the largest and most
imposing parade of labor unions ever
seen here, and by the participation of
William J. Bryan in the procession and
exercises. Eight thousand men march
cd through the streets, grouped in their
unions and each union wearing a dlu
tlnsjulshtng uniform. Mr. Hryan oecu
plefl a carriage at the head of the line,
waa cftiered a he was recognized A
strtkllng feature of the parade was the
hod carriers union, negroes, men.
led foy a negro band.
In ae afternoom Mr. Bryan spoke to
over 3Q00 people at an open air meet
ing. Ho raised a laugh at the outset
by taking a position sheltered from the
sun saying: "I've been in the shade
for several months now and I'm used
to It." The portion of his speech most
wildly cheered was that In which he
said: "If the laboring men were half
as active on election day as they are
In enforcement of their strikes, they
would wield a force that would right
the evils which beset them."
ROOSEVELT'S BUSY LABOR DAY
Vice President Had a Strenuous Tim
Out In Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Sept. 3 Vice President
Roosevelt had a strenuous Labor Day.
Arriving yesterday morning, he was
the orator of the day at the formal
opening of the Minnesota State Fair,
by invitation of the Minnesota Agri
cultural Society. He shook a thou
aand bands at a reception following
the exercises; waa the guest of the
fair association at lunch on the ground,
and reviewed the Third Infantry and
First Artillery, Mlnnetota National
Guard. Colonel Roosevelt occupied
the Judges' stand at the race
track with General Mtles, Archbishop
Ireland and Governor Van Sant of
Minnesota. The grand stand was lit
erally packed, and when Governor Xan
Sant introduced the honored guest the
welcome was one which the vice presi
dent might long remember.
SAN FRANCISCO'S LABOR DAY
U .. ' LI I LJ hi. I
mwn uii i nr n all nunur rum ml
San Francisco, dept. 3. Labor Day
was celebrated In this city by a parade
of worklngmen, In which It Ib esti
mated that not less than 20,000 mem
ber of various unions participated. In
tbe evening a ball was given for the
benefit of the locked-out men and the
Tbe parade occupied nearly three
hours In passing a given point. Every
man carried a small American flag.
The men temporarily out of work were
given tbe place of honor, and as they
passed they were greeted with almost
continuous cheers from thousands of
Carnegie's Gift to Brave Miners.
London, Sopt. 3. Andrew Carnegie
has given SCOO each to Sneddon. Law,
Jones and Olck, four miners who dis
played conspicuous bravery In the
rescue of their comrades at the time
of the recent Dolnlbrislle, Perthshire,
Oyster Season Opens Auspiciously.
Raltimore, Sept. 3. The oyster seo
son opened auspiciously yesterday In
this state. At least 20 pungies are ex
pected in port today with many bush
els of blval--es as a result of the work
yesterday. Eighty-five cents a bushel
is the prevailing price.
Thouflht It Wasn't Loaded.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 3. Samuel
J. White, Jr., aged 14 years, son of
S. J. White, was accidentally shot and
killed wiille examining a gun which
he thought was not loaded.
MISS EASTWICK IN COURT
Philadelphia Woman Arraigned For
leged $600,000 Forgery.
London. Sept. 3. Marie Josephine
East wick, of Philadelphia, was ar
raigned i:i the Quill Hall police court
yesterdity. charged with having forged
a railway certificate to the value of I
1ou,000 ($500.iKii. Sensational evi
dence was presented.
it was testified that she received
an Introduction to Mr. Bee ton, a mem-!
ber of the stock exchange, to whom
she represented herself to be the own
er of securities worth, roughly lf00,
00B. Sh said she wanted to buy a
thousand shares of the I'nlted States
Steel Corporation as a speculation.
This operation required 1.000. which
the defendant sal. I she did not have
at the time, hut expected to reCi.lv
It shortly from Philadelphia.
Later, the public prosecutor said,
she went to a broker's office, ami after
some argument abjut the smallness of
the purchase, was accommodated with
five shares of Canadian Pacific stock.
Then she asked Mr. Meet on for a loan
on a thousand shares of Canadian Pa
rifle aud sent him the certificate, which
she had received from the brokers, but
skillfully altered so as to read a thou
sand Instead of five. The forgery was'
skillfully done, but the document bore
a shilling revenue stamp Instead of
one for 10, which a certificate for
1,000 shares would can y.
Beeton'a suspicions were aroused
and he notified the police. The de
fendant was arrested on Saturday. The
receipt for the registered letter In
which the certificate was sent was
found among the defendant's effects.
This the Police Eetimate of City of
Philadelphia, ShpI. 2. It Is now rea
sonably certain tliut at least 2S per
sons perished as a result of the ex
plosion of one of the boilers of the1
steamer City of Trenton on the Dela
ware river niKive this city on Wednes
day afternoon. This conclusion Is
reached by the police authorities
through the fact that four more bodies
were recovered yesterday, making a'
total of 25 in all. Four persons are
Mill missing, and six lie at the morgue
awaiting identification, but It is more
than probable that one of those re
ported missing is iimong that number.
Many of the passengers, who escaped
injury, maintain that the City of Tren- lr,lu"t'a naers were almost panic
ton, which waa late when she left her Blrk'kon. expecting to bo called upon
wharf In this city Wednesday, was to w,ul0 out in, tho wtpr
racing at her topmost speed, and that ut alnK,it '' " danger sig
if this had not been the case the accl- uals wr uasn,'(1 0Ut "'" ct M
dent would not have happened. This VVMf M l" disabled tell ph me sys
is partly Inirne out by a statement said tem woul(1 all(,w anl lllJ work of re""
to have been made by Assistant Engl- olle commenced. How boats idled back
neer John D. Chow. Chew told his and forth "ting Whole families
wife that he expected to be killed by from PrlIoU1' POaitlOM but thoee prov
en explosion on the steamer as the 6(1 iiitMr inadequate and it was soon
company made the engineers keep up
too high a pressure ol steam.
TWO MURDERED IN ATTIC
Negro 3teward and Waiter of Yonk
ers Golf Club Killed.
New York, Sept. '1 The bodies of
David Scott ami John Stevens, the
one the steward and tho other the
head waiter of the Slwnnov Coir Plnb
were found yesterday in a room which1 land and th b0(lle8 mw K,wn belnK
the men occupied In the attic of tho Um,oA about ,n the waters. Fully a
club house, which is located on the d()l:en the forpsos were washed Into
outskirts of Yonkers. They had been u,,er and bad not been recovered
murdered with a butcher knife, which eArl thla morning,
was found on the floor of the room, Tn traIn service on all roads was
and this had been repeatedly plunged "locked from two to six hours by the
into them, a many as a dozen cuts fearful effect of the storm and flood,
being located. Every road entering the city was ter-
The men were negroes, and Warner rlbly handicapped by sand and dirt,
Bimmi, a colored waiter. Is held on wblch was swept over the tracks Sev
suspicion of knowing something of eral washouts occurred, the worst he
the murder, while Frank Dunnlngton, ,n on tne Lake Shore near Gordon
another negro, who called at the club 1,&rk where the trestle was buffeted
on Saturday looking for work, Is un- about by the force of the water until
der detention. rendered almost worthless. The dam-
The police found ln the room the ag to the railways cannot be even
steel portion of a golf putter. It had estimated now. The mnll service from
on it blood and hair, and this the po- the eaat was completely tied up from
lice claim belonged to Slmms. The 10 o'clock ln the morning until 8
handle was found down stairs, and o'clock laat night when a train got
this handle had the name "Slmms' through on the I -a k e Shore, liut the
on It. The cash box, which was In vast amount of damage (alia upon the
the keeping of Scott, cannot be found, householders in the Hooded district
The box contained about 160. Slmms Tbe great sea, of water reached a
aays he believes that burglars entered depth of 1 foot on the first fhxirs of
the house, and after searching below scores of the east end homes, boiling
stairs had ascended to the attic and Hp from tha sewer and pouring in off
tried to rob 8cott and Stevens, that from the Btreet carrying everything
one of them was awakened, and that that came jn l(g pj, aloI;K wlth ,(
the burglar used the knlf. ta mMf CMea tn0 rear-stricken resi
Twenty-six Ministers at This Punersl.
Newark, N. Y.
Sep. S The entire
community of Newark was ln mourn
ing yesterday over the victim of the
Northern Central railroad wreck of last
Thursday. Dusluess waa entirely sus
pended. Twenty-six minister from
Syracuse, Duffalo, Rochester, Wayne,
Ontario, Cayuga counties and other
places assisted In the funeral of Kev.
Dr. and Mrs. A. Parke Durgess.
On Survivor of Crew of Forty.
Constantinople, Sept. 3. The Bel
gian steamer Noranmore, whose loss
while bound from Ilatoun for Bombay
was reported yesterday, foundered in
the Black Sea during the night of An
gust 25 in a severe storm. The soli
tary survivor of a crew of 40 was
picked up four days later in an open
hoat and was landed at Kizeh, cast
Making It Easy for Prince Chun.
Berlin, Sept. 3. The Ostaslatlsche
Correspondens asserts that Bmperor
William, of his own initiative, has
had Prince Chun Informed of his will
ingness to receive him alone at Pots
dam, accompanied solely by an inter
preter, and that Prince Chun his n -plied,
thanking the Kaiser.
Masked Cyclist Holds Up Ct?.
Sydney. N. S. W., Sept. 8. A
masked cyclist last night held up the
White Ollffs-Hllcanla mail cosci,
wounded a passenger, secured the
malls and opals valued at (7,0 j Lad
INrrifio Storm Overflows City's
Finest Residence Portion.
DAMAGE AMOUNTS TO A VILLION
Heuses Undermined As Thotujh Made
0 Straw Graves Washed Out and
Corpses Whirled Thro.igh the
Streets No Loss of Life "eported.
Cleveland. O, Sept 2 With the
breaking of dawn yesterdaj morning
ihe cltlsens of Cleveland awoke to
look Upon a scene of unparalleled dev
astation and destruction caused by a
raging flood While the entire city
was more or less affected, 'be great
volume of raging water v nted its
anger over miles of the eastern por
tion of the city, ani caused an amount
nf damage approximate ! ..' $ 1,000,
ftOO. Theappnlling overflow was caused
by a terrific ruin Unit commenced to
fall shortly after - o' I which
turned Into a perfect cloudburst be
tween the hours of 3 and . .'.nd then
continued with great fori, until near
ly 10 o'clock. The storm, a cording
to the weather officials, i.. Iho ln-av
iest that ever swept over Cleveland
since the establishment of ihe gov
ernment bureau In this ell ou r 40
years ago That no lives v re lost lb
nothing short of a mint I as tlu
stories of thrilling escapi from the
water on several of the priii l;al resi
dent streets of the city are t ild.
(ireut volumes of water po ired over
from Doan and QlddlngB b 1(8 down
Qulncy street, swamped VI 1 Btreet,
rushed over Cedar avenue back over
on East Prospect street, rushed liko a
mill race down Lincoln avenue to Eu
clid avenue, and then on to Gl -u Park
place where houses were undermined
as though built of straw and almost
Incredible damage done to .streets and
Over a large share of 1 1 1 1 exclusive
residence territory the water rushed
with terrific force varying In depth
from 1 to 6 feet. Culverts, trestles and
bridges were torn down and for hours
nothing seemed capable of stemming
the tide of destruction. 1
Hundreds of residents who were im-
Vrison ln t,"'lr beautiful homes like
rouua necessary to go to me extra-
ordinary precaution of calliui; on the
life saving crew from the rier, a dis
tance of seven miles. The life boats
were quickly loaded ou wagons and
hurried to the scene of destruction.
Shortly before noon the tori ent suc
ceeded In undermining a more of
graves In the St. Joseph cemetery at
the corner of East Madison and Wood-
dents battered down cellar
nfilw In mt m ,1... o, 1..
in'ui uj wnuiiiug 01 ineir enure
A remarkable feature of the storm
which caused such terrific, destruction
is that up until ft o'clock yesterday
morning hardly a drop of rain fell west
of Wlllson avenue while lining the
mornisg hours the east end waa being
fairly swamped in a perfect deluge of
rain. Another remarkable thing Is
that no thunder and lightning accom
panied the record-breaking downfall
While thousands of citizens in the most
aristocratic section of the city were
aroused, seeing thousands upon thou
sands of dollars worth of their prop
erty being crushed and destroyer, r e-
other and greater portion ot the lity
was wrapped in slumber I ally ob-
llvlous to the danger surrounding their
Sampson Gaining In He.ilth.
Lake Suuapee, X. II.. Be t. 3. Ad
miral Sampson, who, it has been re
ported, Is dangerously 111. was on the
lake the greater part of the day and
chatted with his friends cr. ihe bote
Veranda after his return. Hi 1 el lalni
In his room but little, nr.' n- uitel
people declare be is stead I tin .
Ho Yow to Succeed Wu Tl ig I ng.
San Francisco, Sept. 3. V la report
ed here that Consul General Ho Yow
will bo appointed to succeed Minister
Wu Ting Fan If Hie latter is tram
fe;Tcd to London.