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Ohio Democrat, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1890, New Philadelphia, Ohio OHIO DEMOCRAT I FRANK C IRVINE Editor and ABOUT WILD ANIMALS OF PERIL Foolhardy Trip Across Niagara on a Cable They Are Becoming Scarce and Bring High Prices In the Markets Speaking of what be hoped to add to Central Park menagerie in the near future Superintendent Conklin said re- that but few valuable animals are given to zoological gardens in this country as they are abroad for public interest in zoos here lags far behind tbe popular enthusiasm taken in similar collections throughout Europe All rare for this menagerie must be purchased out of the which also pay the keepers buy food for the animals and keep the buildings in repair and the grounds in order The New York menagerie is one of the four St in the world opened free to the public The remaining three are at Vienna Paris and Chicago The one at Vienna is supported by the Emperor and is in the castle garden Mr Conklin is very anxious to secure a mate for the double-horned rhinoceros but a most serious obstacle to his making the purchase of a very fine one offered in Bremen for is the present tariff of twenty per cent on imported mals This would add another to the cost and make the immediate chase of the animal impossible This menagerie has no giraffes The only pair owned by a zoological garden in this country is at Cincinnati A good specimen of the giraffe about two years old would cost where ten years ago one could have been bought for 6300 or 8400 They have been growing scarce of late as is the case with all North African animals Mr Conklin said that zebras which ten years ago could be bought for to now cost One could hardly give away a lion ten years ago but day males are scarce at each The ostrich has remained unchanged in price as have all animals brought into domestication A pair is now worth 8600 The kangaroo has changed but little in value The war between the English and the Mahdi not only drove the animals ther into the interior but destroyed the posts where those who captured the animals brought and sold them to the agents These agents then waited un- til enough were captured to form a van when they started for the coast of the Red Sea and there shipped the mals to Marseilles and from there to Bremen The animals from India Australia Ceylon and the East Indian Islands are sent to dealers in London and Liverpool The areas inhabited by wild animals are growing less all over the world and Superintendent Conklin thought it not at all improbable that in 200 years the menageries would contain all the wild animals in existence The great auk a bird living in Arctic regions and re- sembling the penguin has become ex- tinct within the last fifteen years Its eggs were nutritious and highly prized by the sailors Of the fifty or sixty known varieties of deer the menagerie here owns but seven and the tendent is very anxious to increase this number Speaking of menageries in other countries Mr Conklin said that many was the only country where the zoo was run as a commercial prise The London zoological garden is the largest in the world and after that comes the one at The New York menagerie ranks fourth or fifth The zoo- logical gardens of this country in order of their importance are those at Philadelphia New York Cincinnati St Louis Chicago and Washington The Government has recently for tho purchase of grounds and for animals to stock the menagerie in Washington There are no zoos in Canada many has about twenty England four and France three The fine collection that belonged to the King of Italy was sold at his death and one of the belongs to tho Central Park menagerie Holland has three large menageries Austria and Hungary have one each Russia has one at St burg and one at Moscow India has one at Calcutta and ono now building at Bombay Australia has five China has one and on Ceylon and many East India islands there are collections of local animals In Switzerland bear pits are very Y Times Surgical Operation An interesting operation of flesh grafting which was one of the eries of M Paul Bert has just been performed at the great in Paris by a surgeon named A workman had his foot badly burned by destroying the skin over a surface of about eight inches by four Tho surgeon took four strips of flesh from the thigh of a young man and as many from four different frogs transferring them to the wounded man's foot By great care the wound healed in eleven days The cicatrice obtained by the frog's skin was soft and inodorous that from the man flesh was much harder producing irritation at many points The result of the operation is of groat importance showing the superiority of and flesh for serious wounds where both skin and flesh have been torn or burned Louis Republic The Bert Hammer Report I've bad a delightful time on my No regular hours for meals A largo airy room No charge for hot ind cold All fruits and vege tables A well-stocked wine cellar and QO charge for corkage and above all ao fees for the servants Where is this 1 Y Sun a polite man Mr the violinist is I had nof noticed it Oh yes Why he's bow ing and all Daring Antics While Crossing the Chasm in the Presence of frighted Thousands -i Toronto the iu a Stout ideal Samuel Dixon of Wonderful Feat Manner NIAGARA FALLS N Y Sept name of Samuel Dixon a photographer of Toronto has been added to the list of of for on Saturday he successfully performed the daring feat of crossing the cable stretched across Niagara river at a point midway be- tween the suspension and cantilever bridges The cable is three-fourths of an inch thick and 923 feet long It was erected by Stephen Peer of Niagara Falls three years ago and he succeeded in crossing it on June 23 1887 lie was so elated over his success that he went on a protracted spree and on the night of June 35 of the same year he was found bleeding and unconscious on the rocks below the cable having gone asleep on the precipice and rolled over the cliff On August 3 1887 Prof E Delan at- tempted to walk the same cable but was unnerved after getting out a few feet from the bank and gave up the at- tempt Since then the cable has never been used and several of the guy ropes and sandbags disappeared All were replaced however for Dixon's attempt and the cable was drawn in six feet thus raising it in the center about four feet A huge British flag floated from the Canadian end of the cable and the American flag ornamented the cable on the American side Both banks of the river were thronged especially the side from which the start was made Tho time fixed for the feat was o'clock and a few minutes before tho appointed time Dixon appeared dressed in yellow tights a black silk waist band red silk socks a black coat and black silk cap He glanced across the river from the lofty cliff and took oil his coat just at the minute appointed Seizing the balancing pole he spoke a few words to the crowd and started on his walk His logs trembled slightly as he walked out a few feet When about 200 feet from the starting place ha raised one foot and balanced the polo on his leg A little further and he to the crowd that he was full of nerve and confidence by bending ona knee to the wire and saluting the ple lie picked his way very cautiously as he went down the slope to a point near the center when he sat down on the wire A little further on he resumed his seat the wire and performed a few tricks raising both feet over tho pole the latter resting on the cable Exactly twelve minutes after starting out Dixon struck torra firma on the American side and was enthusiastically received by the Americans After a rest of four minutes he reappeared on the wire and walked out to tho can flair where he rested himself and wrapped the stars and stripes around him After a few tricks he went back to the American side and was conveyed in an open carriage across the bridge to the Canadian side Without pausing or rest he again went out on the wire backward and when he reached the British flag he sat down and folded the lag over his shoulder being in this position as well as in an upright position Dixon was then ionized by the crowd and some qf his riends took up a liberal collection for turn A BOSTON Sept steamer Rial to arrived in this port Sunday from Ant- werp and reports that on August 20 she passed an and waterlogged vessel apparently an American of about tons burden Her decks were swept and masts gone by the board She had the appearance of having long been in this condition As she lies in the track of vessels sue is a dangerous derelict Weather Crop Bulletin Sept weather crop bulletin issued for the week ing Saturday The weather the past week in the States of tho Upper Mississippi Lower Missouri and the Ohio valleys was generally able for growing crops especially throughout tho principal corn ing States Considerable damage is re- ported in North Dakota from hail and severe local Reed's Campaign Closed Me Sept in Speaker Reed's district closed Saturday night with a mass mooting at tho city hall Over persons were present Mr Reed and Major ley came upon the platform together and were loudly applauded Tho er delivered a short address Mr Reed then introduced Major McKinley who delivered the most eloquent speech of tho A New President Elected NEW HAVEN Conn Sept ing of tho executive committee of the Independent Order of Railway tors was held here Sunday Tho nation of President Calvin S Wheaton was accepted and E D Nash of St Albans Vt was elected to fill the cancy A committee of five was pointed to prepare a circular setting forth tho principles and aims of tbe der Doubly Fatal Affray PLEASANT WILL Mo Sept a quarrel in a disreputable house here Saturday night between John Parker A D Wells and several other men Parker was shot through the head and instantly killed and Oliver Hughes shot in the neck and fatally wounded Wells and six inmates of tho house were ar- rested Resumed Pa Sept onto glass worka has begun blowing the full twenty pots of the furnace The furnace basnet run at full capacity for a year and a half The for a prosperous season bright ELECTION IN MAINE Carry the State by an Majority on a Light er Reed Again Elected to Congress PORTLAND Me Sept total vote of Portland For Burleigh Thompson Clark 143 For 3.648 Frank Hussey Pro 77 Four Re- publican legislators are elected and ono Democrat the latter on account of local dissatisfaction There is great in the city over the result of Reed's election and a bis meeting was held in the City Hall with an address by Reed Forty-three of 53 towns in the First district give Reed Frank scattering 45 Reed's plurality The same towns in 1888 gave Reed 511 Emery scattering 356 Reed's plurality Forty-eight out of fifty-three towns in the First district eive Reed Frank Reed's plurality against in 1888 The remaining towns are small and will not materially change these figures One hundred and towns give Burleigh Thompson scattering Burleigh's plurality The towns in 1888 gave Burleigh Putnam ing 3.770 Burleigh's plurality hundred and ten towns give leigh Thompson Clark 861 scattering 958 The same towns in gave a Republican vote of Prohibition ing Republican plurality against Republican gain 501 If the towns to hear from fall off in the same proportion the final vote should Republican about cratic scattering total 000 One hundred and thirty towns give Burleigh Thompson Clark 496 scattering 544 The last time had Putnam ing 900 scattering 699 Republican as against two years ago a Democratic gain of One hundred and fifty towns give leigh Thompson Clark 608 scattering 609 Last time Burleigh had Putnam Cushing scattering 844 Republican plurality 799 against two years ago a gain of 21 In the off year the vote stood Republican Democratic Prohibition scattering lican plurality This year the plurality will be about 19.000 a pain of and ahead of the Presidential vear Tho members of Congress are re- elected by large majorities M Reed's doubled The county officers are mostly Republican The Senators are probably all Republicans as in the last Legislature and the Representatives must stand full as strongly Republican 125 Republicans to 26 crats AUGUSTA Me Sept Manley of tho Republican State Com- has sent the following dispatch to President Maine gives the largest Republican majority in an off year since 1860 and a larger majority than given in a Presidential contest since with the single exceptions of and Governor Burleigh is re- elected by a majority exceeding Speaker Reed is re-elected by the est majority he ever received ing Representatives Dingley and Milliken are re-elected by majorities ranging from to Arrest of a Prominent er at Hudson N OF THE Claimed That He la Responsible for the Recent Disaster on the New York Central of Recent Events in Ohio Cities Alleged That He a Knight of Labor and a Excitement Caused by Arrent ALBANY N Y Sept J Reed a brakeman residing at East bany was arrested yesterday at Hudson charged with wrecking the train near Castleton Thursday night It that he has confessed his crime and has given the names of four companions all of whom it is said are strikers The greatest excitement prevails here and the strikers themselves make threats against Reed He was brought to this city very quietly and is thought to be confined in the Central depot although Superintendent Bissell denies it Mr Bissell when seen last night by a reporter I have nothing to say and would prefer to have things kept quiet To-morrow may be a day of prises The facts are difficult to obtain but it seems that as soon as the detectives went to work they found traces of Reed who is a well-known railroad man his whole f imily being in the business He was tracked to and then to Hudson and one of the detectives found him at a house of prostitution The chief detective of the road slapped him on the back and Reed we want you at Albany The man turned pale and What that job at ton Who Reed was brought here Sunday after- noon Mr Bissell's reticence in the matter it is believed arises from the fact that they are trying to get Reed to give the names of the others and ther rumors say that prominent Knights of Labor are concerned Master Workmen Lee said that Reed was not a striker but had refused to go out with them in the late trouble He says the knights sympathize with the road and hope that all concerned will be caught Reed is unmarried and lives with his mother at East Albany He has been missing ever since the night of the wreck At his home last night it was stated that he was a Knight of Labor and a striker despite the Knights de- nial Late last night a man named Lon Miller a railroad man a Knight of bor and a striker was arrested at his home in Greenbush Hollow charged with being one of the wreckers It is thought that Reed has turned State's evidence and that this is the first fruit of the evidence Other arrests are promised to-day No information of any consequence can bo obtained from the railroad authorities LAGONDA SCHOOL FIGHT The Trouble a Sensational Arrest for Criminal Libel SPRINGFIELD 0 Sept leu tine school matter has assumed a nest sensational phase Mr Ballentine was assigned as principal of the da schools by the unanimous vote of the school board of this city August 18 last Two weeks ago at the regular meeting of the school board a petition signed by over 250 heads of families at Lagonda was presented to the board Ballentine has had Dr J W Nelson who makes serious charges against him arrested for criminal libel Dr Nelson stoutly maintains that he can prove his The citizens of Lagonda took their daughters from the school and refuse to send them while Ballentine is principal Another Attempt to Wreck a Passenger Train This Time It Was at Old Troy X Y on the Central Road TRAIN WRECKING SUSPECTS Two More Arrests at Albany N anil Police Very Busy ALBANY N Y Sept the alleged train wrecker arrested at son is still kept in close confinement at tho Central railroad depot in this city Nobody is allowed to talk to him and his family are not even permitted to see him Superintendent Bissell and De- Pinkerton refuse to answer any questions but hint to reporters of com- ing sensational developments The eral impression is that Reed is held for information and is voluntarily a er The reason for not jailing him is said to be fear of a suit for false im- prisonment The detectives are all busy and the Albany police focco is in use besides As a result of the information by Rood detectives Humphreys Devino and Jackson gether with the local force ran down two men yesterday The men are John Cordial twenty-four years of age a con- ductor and John Kearnan thirty-six years of age a brakeman Both are Knights of Labor and strikers They were arrested on warrants sworn out at the instance of New York Central road and the charge is train wrecking Fight Young Women NEWARK N J Sept Her bert and Mabel Brown daughters of prominent residents of N J fought a prize fight in a sixteen-foot ring pitched in an old barn on the out- skirts of that village Sunday The cause of the fight was rivalry for the at- tentions of a young man named Goorge Woodward rounds were fought in which both girls were ly punished but neither had the tage and the contest was declared a draw Tho referee seconds and tors were all Smuggled Sparklers NEW YOUK Sept customs officials made a seizure of diamond elry yesterday from W il Medhurst a young Englishman The diamonds gregate nearly in value hurst arrived here on the steamer er Hill from London He brought with him a number of horses and vehicles which he proposes using in traveling through tho country He feels sore the capture of his diamonds and he says as he is possessed of he will buy the jewelry in when it is put up at auction Finishing Strike PITTSBURGH Sept 500 ishing boys at T G Evans the less Glass Company and Attorbury A chimney factories on the South Side struck for an increase ol pay of cents a turn Should the continue for any length of time tho chimney glass business would bo injured LIFTED HIS HAIR Section Foreman on a Western Scalped by Redskins SPOKANE FALLS Wash Sept While John H a section foreman on the Northern Pacific road was walking on the track near Hope Station Saturday evening he met two Indians who appeared to be intoxi- and turned aside to allow them to pass The Indians stopped him and de- manded liquor said he had none and was about to proceed when one of the Indians named John Deer struck him on the head with a club knocking him senseless Some time later verline recovered consciousness to find that he had been scalped He crawled to a saloon some distance away where he was cared for The Indians escaped Will Not Kun Under Fire WASHINGTON Sept 8 Concerning the statement that he was about to re- sign his office because of the charges against him Pension Commissioner Raum says in an interview published There is not a single word of truth in the whole story I have not re- signed nor have the slightest intention of I never yet have run when under fire and I have no intention of beginning that sort of thing just Horrible Method of Suicide FALLS N Y Sept Bennett a farmer near hero committed suicide Sunday in a horrible manner Bennett cut his bowels open and pulled them out and stamped them on the ground and after- wards cut his throat Being in the best of financial circumstances and having happy relations with his his act is thought to have been the result of temporary Coughed Up a Kail HUDSON Wis Sept Ryan aged twenty-two years was taken ill with a strange disease four years ago that baffled physicians and ists The case was considered hopeless On Saturday Miss Ryan coughed up from her lungs a shingle nail much corroded that she is supposed to have swallowed about tho she was first afflicted and hopes are now entertained for her entire Sixteen Men Killed by Dynamite SPOKANE FALLS Wash Sept evening a premature blast of amite in tho Northern Pacific yards killed sixteen men It was just before tho hour for quitting work A large force of men were engaged in blasting out a huge rock pile in the Northern Pacific freight yards in tho eastern part of the city Prom fifty to five men were at work in the cut at the Dropped Dead In a CHICAGO Sept 8 Saturday night during tho sensational horse race scone in The County Fair at the Columbia Theater W D dropped dead in his seat in the parquette circle bert was subject to heart disease and tho exciting scene proved too much for him Collided With Street Car Sept Nickel Plate switch engine ran into a Brooklyn motor car and trail car at the Willson avenue crossing of the railway Saturday evening As tho result ono woman died from her injuries two hours later thirteen other persons ware Prominent Ashtabula Citizen Dies 0 Sept C Warmington died Sunday evening from a stroke of paralysis and after an illness of short duration aged seventy years The deceased was one of the pioneer residents of this city and a highly re- spected citizen He leaves two children Mrs Amelia Caughey of Erie and Mrs E F Stoll of the Stoll House this city The funeral services will be held this afternoon the burial being conducted by the Masons and G A R of which orders the deceased was a member in high standing Large Charitable Bequests CLEVELAND Sept will of Laura Kerr Axtell who died at ville on July 18 was probated in Lake County August 15 The estate left was a large one and was divided among a large number of relatives and friends A copy was sent County probate court Monday for record as a number of the legatees reside in land Two of the most important be- quests in the will are a gift of to the Case School of Applied Science and to the Trinity Home for Charges Against a Sept committee appointed by the presbytery of the U P church has been here taking mony in the matter of the charge of drunkenness made against Rev John Galley which was made in New Lisbon some weeks ago The object of the com- visit here was to look into ilar charges by a member of his own church and as occurred here The committee visited New Lisbon and took testimony the nature of which is not known Convict Suicides by Inhaling Gas COLUMBUS Sept Mersman a convict sentenced to imprisonment for life committed suicide Sunday night by inhaling gas from a jet in his celL In his mouth was found a tube made from letters he had received These he had attached to a gas jet in his cell and after tying a handkerchief around the gas tube to prevent the gas escaping he lay on his bed and inhaled it until dead Mersman was sent up for killing Ben Ricking in Cincinnati about two years Breach of Promise Case Settled CLEVELAND Sept celebrated breach of promise suit brought by Miss Anna Dusek against Dr F W Daykin has been settled the doctor paying the woman and also discharging all costs of the suit The case was begun about fifteen months ago and some very sensational charges were made by the plaintiff against the defendant Trackman Who Warned the Engineer of Danger Shot at by Unknown Who Escaped In the Darkness ALBANY N Y Sept six o'clock train out of New York due here at last night was thirty minutes late and as this train is usually on time it looked suspicious A blockade in- tended to wreck the train was ered by a track walker at New burg and the train was flagged just in time to prevent a serious accident At a point called Old Troy near burg the train was stopped so quickly that the passengers were thrown from their seats There was great ment the people on the train believing that there was another accident The cause however was the appearance of a trackman with a red lantern and with blood streaming from a wound in his shoulder The engineer said he heard several shots fired and then saw the man When the trackman could speak he said that there was an obstruction on the track and a searching party soon found a pile of ties laid across and braced from behind with pieces of road iron The obstruction was removed and the train proceeded with a ly frightened lot of passengers Two men out rowing on the river near that point saw some men busy on the tracks and waiting until they they crawled quietly up They found a steel rail wedged in the guard in the same way as at Albany and braced up in the same way by pieces of iron With all their strength they could not move it and started down the track to warn the Chicago limited ex- press They met a trackman and he swinging his red lantern started to stop the train In an instant several shots rang out and one took effect in the shoulder However the train was stopped about 100 yards south of the obstruction An official report just received shows that the obstruction was not placed like the ono at Albany There is a culvert at this point and into that culvert were jammed seven heavy ties These ties were placed so that their butts pointed towards the approaching train and if he engine had struck it the ties would inly have been driven in harder and the rain would have gone into the river Call for a Congressional Convention LIMA O Sept call has issued for the Republican Congressional convention of the Fifth district to be held in this city September 23 The spoken of are Hon Horace A Reeves of Delphos General Lester Bliss and Hon James L Price of Lima Colonel Fred Layton of Wapakoneta is the Democratic nominee County Solid for White RIPLEY 0 Sept re- turns received from the various town ships throughout the county as to the result of the Democratic Congressional primary show that Hon C A White has received a majority of tho popular vote and consequently will have the solid delegation of Brown County in the cew convention to Death by a Bull 0 Sept 9 Sylvester Miles a prominent farmer of Hartland township residing at Woodford station on tho Wheeling Lake Erie road while passing through a field with a basket on his arm was gored to death by a Durham bull Sunday His body was badly bruised by tbe infuriated an- imal An Oil Suicide O Sept bert aged twenty-two an oil pumper suicided Monday morning by taking thirty-two morphine pills He formerly resided in New York and was tho son of wealthy parents Brooding over loss of money was the cause of his suicide Hunter's Hand Shot OtT CANTON O Sept out Ing Monday James a prominent citizen of had his left hand torn completely off at the wrist by a premature discharge of his gun as he was reloading Green Switchman Causes a Wreck N Y Sept Ing a green switchman who took the place of a striker at tho State street crossing in this city threw a switch be- fore the rear truck of an Albany local had passed Tho end of the car was ried over against a locomotive standing on the other track and was partially turned over against the stono wall at tho north end of tbe Congress street tunnel The last car was completely wrecked and the next one ahead badly damaged of tho passengers io the rear car at the time all escaped but who was slightly injured SPLIT ASUNDER The Barge W E Tremble is Sank in Col- of the Crew Drowned PORT Mich Sept barge W E Tremble in tow of the teamer Blanchard was run into by the steam barge W L Wetmore in the rapids opposite Fort Gratiot at an early hour Monday morning and sunk in feet of water The Tremble was split open and went to the bottom n two minutes All the crew escaped a young man named William M McMaw who was drowned The le is owned by J C Fitzpatrick of She lies about 300 yards from the American shore and is directly in the way of vessels passing the rapids The bow of the Wetmore was badly and she was for re- pairs At a later hour the R ney in trying to avoid tho wreck of the Tremble ran into the transfer steamer Huron and was damaged to the extent Of RUINED BY FIKE Lightning Strikes the Offices of the sylvania at Altoona Pa ing- Great Damage Pa Sept struck the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at noon Monday and in a few minutes the building was The building was badly gutted the fire could be extinguished damage was also done by water it is feared valuable records and memoranda are ruined The loss which an not be estimated at present will be heavy There was great excitement for 5 time among the hundreds of clerks employed in the building but all though there were several row escapes from suffocation Alt road business is temporarily suspended The lightning entered the telegraph room in which are stored tons of paper and the fire gained great headway His Second Murder Sept ing over the contest in the Twenty-third Congressional district last night John Thompson stabbed James Ford six times in the back and once in 3 leg Ford will die Ho was em- ployed as barkeeper at Jones ford's saloon Allegheny where the fight occurred A warrant is out for son's arrest for violating the election laws at the primaries on Saturday last About three years ago Thompson shot and killed Jimmy Weeden a noted fighter Thompson was arrested Collided lu a Tunnel WHEELING W Va Sept freight wreck occurred at tunnel on the Baltimore Ohio railroad early Monday morning Two fast freights collided at the entrance of the tunnel and both engines and ten cars were wrecked and burned up Engineers Charles and Dominick Kelly together with both firemen were badly injured In Memory of John Boyle O'Reilly NEW YORK Sept immense of the Metropolitan Opera House was crowded last night on the casion of the memorial meeting of tho citizens of Now York in honor of John Boyle O'Reilly the poet soldier and triot There were persons present including a large number of New York's best citizens on Shipboard BALTIMORE Sept schooner 8 Johnson from Havre Prance arrived here yesterday with several cases of aboard One of tbo sailors came ashore and wandered about the streets for some time Ho was ined and found to be suffering from varioloid
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