Boston Daily Globe, August 30, 1883

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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - August 30, 1883, Boston, Massachusetts VOL. XXIV—NO. 60.BOSTON, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1883—WITH SUPPLEMENT. PRICE TWO CENTS. HORRORS OE THE ERUPTION. Sudden Sinking of a Large Portion of Java. totemic Mountains. Great Forests and Til-loges Swallowed by the Sea. Islands Blotted Out and Cities Destroyed by the Elements. [Ipaelal by Cable to The Boston ©lobe.I London, August 29—10.30 p. rn. Further particulars of the groat volcanic eruption in Java, which have Just reached London from Batavia, show the disaster to have been even more widespread and more disastrous than reported in yesterday’s advices. At noon Sunday the eruptions and shocks were supposed to have reached their greatest height, but late in tile afternoon and evening the violence or tire disturbances suddenly increased and the island seemed to be about to be completely buried in a mass of fire and sulphurous ashes, At the same time the enormous waves began to dash with greater force upon the shores, coming In some places far up iuto the interior and great chasms opened in the earth and threatened to engulf a large proportion of Hie island’s people and buildings. About midnight the most frightful scene of the whole disturbance took place. Suddenly An Enormous Luminous Cloud. similar to that which was seen over the Gunuug-Guntur, but much greater In extent, formed over the Randang ranee of mountains, which skirt lite southeast coast of the island. This cloud gradually increased in size until it formed a canopy of lurid red aud whitish gray over a wide extent of territory, lim mg this time the eruptions Increased, and streams of lava poured incessantly dowu the sides of the mountains iuto the valleys, sweeping everything before them. Here mid there a stream of lava would enter an arni of the sea or come in contact with the Willers of a river. Then the nearest incandescent lava, as it protruded from the great stream, would suddenly produce boiling beat and rapid vaporization, but the superficial consoude Hon that almost instantly ensued would prevent any further contact. The fissures that opened in this thin crust, as it solidified, would emit torrents of vapor extending high into the air, and making a tremendous hissing and seething sound, as if a thousand locomotives were simultaneously letting oh steam. Here and there in Hie lava streams were innumerable thin plate-like crystals of feldspar, arranged iii trains, oue behind the oilier, in the direction of the how of the current, and felsphatic spherolites were rapidly formed in the vitreous matter, resembling those which form in the slag of a glass furnace. One of the most singular freaks of the eruption was the carrying in the midst oi the molten lava of A Uwl of bolld Ice of enormous size which had been emitted from one of the craters, borne along by the current aud landed on the extremity ot Point St. Nicholas, on the northeast corner of the island. This bed of ice was surrounded bv a thick envelope of sand and scoriae, which are such non-conductors of Leat that a red-hot stream of lava running over it will not melt snow. It Is supposed this ice had formed the crust of some vast subterranean lake. About 2 o’clock Monday morning tile great cloud suddenly broke Into small sections and quickly vanished. At the same time the most frightful rumblings were beard, and the columns of fire and smoke on the southeast comer of the island ceased to ascend, while the craters hi the other parts of Java seemed to ofroti their fiery throats still wider to let out the greatest quantities of lava, rocks, pumice and ashes yet vomited out. The hissing of the sea became so loud as to be almost deafening, and the waves rushed up on tne shores to an unprecedented height. When daylight came it was seen that an Enormous Tract of Land Had Disappeared, extending from Point Capuciu on the south to Negery Pafsoerang on tne north and west to Low Point, covering an extent of territory about Atty miles square. In tnis were situated the villages of Negery and Negery Babawang. Of the people inhabiting these places aud the natives scattered sparsely through the forests and on the plains none escaped a frightful death. This sealion of the island was not so densely populated as the other portions, and the loss of life was comparatively small, although it must have aggregated fully 15,000 souls. The entire Kandang range of mountains extending along the coast In a send-clrclo tor about sixty-five miles had gone out of sight, lbe waters of Welcome bay, the Sunda straits and Pepper bay on the cast, and of the Indian ocean on the south, had rushed in and formed a great sea of turbulent waters. Here and there the peak of a high crater was exposed for a moment by the receding of a great wave, and occasionally a puff of brownish-gray smoko or a slight shower of rocks showed that the volcanoes still continued in active subaqueous eruption. Toe debris of the submerged and destroyed buildings was tossed hither and thither over the tumultuous waters, the only sign left that there had once been inhabited land where All Wm Now rn. Wi»»te of Water. The town of Tanerang, within twenty-five miles of the city of Batavia, was swept away by the lava streams, aud fully half the population, mostly Javanese, numbering about 1800, perished. At Speelwyk, near Point Saids, the red-hot rocks set fire to the houses and swept away ail tim thickly-settled portion of the town. About ten bazaars belonging to Europeans were destroyed. The lose of property is very large, but no lives are known to have been lost The river Jacatra, on the banks of which Batavia is situated, was so completely dammed by the lava and debrts that its course was changed, and from Oranieu bastion it flowed dowu through Tygers street and joined tne waters of the river Emerades, swelling that stream to such an extent as to rise high on the Castor battlements. Tijelenking was almost totally destroyed and a large number of lives were lost. The island of Onrus, five miles off the mouth of the Tangerang river and twenty miles east of Batavia, was completely Inundated and the floating dock there was totally destroyed. Caataye, Claps and Tronwers Islands, off the portion of Java which disappeared, are out of sight and Not a    of    Them    1% Left. Baby and Cheribo islands, off the north coast, but small in extent, lost the few houses and inhabitants upon them. In Batavia the loss has been largely increased since the former reports. The roof of the governor’s house was crushed in by a mass of heavy mud aud three of the retainers were killed. The Town bridge was destroyed, the Diamond and Pearl bastions badly damaged and the Burrau redoubt was destroyed. On Caymans, Malabar and Lions streets, the principal avenues of the city, the damage is very great. Fort Aatyol is entirely destroyed. The town of Taggal was severely shaken and few buildings were left standing. The aggregate loss of life from the various element# of the terrible disturbances must be fully 75,000, bus the number of those who perished can never, of course, be accurately approximal. A violent shock occurred Iii the island of Sumatra Monday forenoon, and it was feared other violent disturbances might follow. Middle island, ten miles off the Javanese coast, and halfway between the extreme points of Java and Sumatra, was almost wholly engulfed in the sea. The small lslaud of SingKel, probably originally only a cone blown up by an eruptive paroxysm, entirely disappeared. It was uninhabited. Left $50,000,000. Milwaukee, August 29—a certified copy of the will ot Sd ward Clark* a New York ooiUlouaaire, whose estate Is said to be worth $50,000,000, with the proceedings thereupon in Hie Surrogate Court of Otsi gu county, has been filed In Hie ofiice of Hie register of deeds here. By I he will the sum of 850.000 is bequeathed to Av lilt . ins College. Four grandsons of the deceased arc bequeathed the sum of $250,000 each, while more distant relatives receive sums ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. lieside these cash bequests, large and valuable tracts of laud are given to th# heirs of Urn deceased miilionnaire by terms of the will. THE COLBY BILL PASSED. The First Evening Mi-mIod mf the New Hampshire llouic Approve# the Measure. I Special Despatch to The Boston Globed Concord, N. H., August 29.—The House, at Its first evening session tonight, contrary to general expectation, passed the Colby railroad bill, under suspension of the rules, by 144 to 105. It goes to the Senate, and will be readily passed by that branch. Tire railroad lobby is jubilant over the success of the measure. WHERE IS SHE? Inquiry for Hattie .lane Towel, Who Left Kochriter Sudden!v— A ©neer Letter. [Special Despatch to The Bolton Globe.1 Troy, August 29. — Superintendent Quigley yesterday received the following Interesting epistle: ‘Vine hundred dollars reward will be paid to a relative or stranger who is Hie first to Inform me of the abode of Mrs. Hattie Jane Rowel. She left Rochester, N. Y.. August 23, not very well and very weak, and almost broken-hearted. She left a letter stating that she would never go near or write to any of lier friends. The cruel letter which she received on that day, and which was the sole cause of her great trouble and untold anguish, came from an unknown enemy ami not from the person she kui>-posed. The letter was probably a good Imitation, and siiice she left it lias been proved that ll was wholly uutnie and a base forgery. Mrs. Rowel Is responsible, and I am sure she would rather lose $10,000 than not to receive the foregoing Information. This is sent to her friend-, relatives and others to get their assistance, that this information may be telegraphed to lier the moment any one gets word from her. For tile assistance of strangers I will say that she is a neat little lady, 24 years old, dark flair and eyes, about 4 fe«t 6 inches high, and had two large trunks with her. I would like tile following personal advertisement published In newspapers, and a lit* editor of the n, wspaper iii which Mrs. Rowel first reads said advertisement will be paid $100 c .sh. She may now be nervously prostrated iron) excitement and attended by a physician, aud I ain sure she will be as anxious to get flits Intonuu-tlon as we ate to give it. Address a letter and telegram to her aud also to me, Mrs. Jennie Dan ei», 488 West Fayette stieet, Syracuse.” The following is a copy of tile only "personal” to be published, to wit: “I>ear Ilattle—That letter Which made you ftel so had was a forgery, aud was never sent by the person you supposed. Jennie Daniels, Syracuse, is. Y.” A CHILLY DAY AT THE CAMP. The Exercise# of the People’# Institute Attended by 3000 Person#. [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.! Lake View, South Framingham, August 29.—The 3000 people who attended the ninth day of the Reople’s Institute today experienced decidedly chilly weather. Dr. J. II. Vincent was on the grounds and presided at the auditorium meetings. This morning prayer service was conducted in Normal Hall by Professor W. F. Sherwln; children’s hour, at the same place, was conducted by Dr. Hurlbut, while Professor She rwin looked niter Hie chorus rehearsal. At 9 and IO o’clock. in Normal Hall, were held respectively tho thirteenth normal hour, in charge of Professor Holmes. The amusing .md most humorous ieature ol the session was Frank Heard’s panorama at the auditorium al ll o’clock. The panorama represented a tour to many well-known localities, during which many of the •country's celebrities were met,. At 2 o’clock the denominational congress took place, those representing Hie Congregational .meeting at the auditorium, tho Methodist Episcopal at Normal Hall ami the Baptist al the Winthrop street tent. At the se vc nil meetings questions appertaining to tile mothuds to be adopted for t<he promotion of such works as would give the most ■atisiactory results were under consideration. At 4 o’clock A. Q.Van Lennep lectured ut tile auditorium upon “Tile Women of the Orient.” Their veils; Re-becisi at Hie well; two women at Hie mill; and a description of a wedding ceremony were among Hie illustrations given with the assistance ut several ladies of the camp. Tile class of ’84, C. L. S. t'., held Its annual reunion this afternoon, a# did also the class of ’83. This evening was ludo the secoud missionary conference. Dr. J. B. Thomas gave tho closing lecture of the day, speaking upon “David Livingstone’s Legacy.” Great 8afe of Cassimere*. (Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.) New York, August 29.—A peremptory sale of 7OOO pieces of 3-4 cassimeres and 500 6-4 took place today at the auction rooms, No. 64 White street. About IOO persons, representing prominent houses    in all paits of    the country, attended    the sale, Arlington    Mibs 3-4 fancy cassimeres sold at 56 and (50 cents per yard and Hie seconds at 51 and 52 cents. The Han is Mill Company 3-4 fancy ea-simeres brought 50 to 61 Va cents; Hyde mills 3-4 fancy cassimeres sold at 30 Va to 40 cents; Hie D. 8. Brown, Jr., Aal o. 3-4 fancy cassimeres sold al 36 V% to 40 Va cents, iorty-eight cases being sold 35 cents to cio.-e out the lot: Sherburne Mills 3-4 fancy cassimeres sold al 24Va{l'25 cents; Hampshire 3-4 fancy cassimere# went ut 21 Va go-’3Va cents; the Stenton Mills 3-4 fancy cassimeres were knocked down at 12Va(M; L3Va cents; the M. R. Strand Si Son 3-4 failin’ cassimeres sold at 13Va."13% cents; the' Hy-derson Mills 6-4    iancy overcoatings    sold at prices ranging    from $1 20 to $1 30 per yard; tho Ogden Mills 6-4 fancy overcoatings sold at 7iXQ;Tti cents; the Columbus Mids 6-4 fancy overcoating sold at 71" 72 Va; the Alsop Manufacturing Company’s 6-4 oiue serge sold at 70<O;71Va. aud tile 6-4 fancy cassimeres of the same make brought prices ranging from OO a 30 cents; black beavers. 31 otuices.of the Alsop Manufacturing Comuauy's make, sold for 76 oeuts per yard.    _ A Probable Murder. [Special Despatch to The Boston Glob#.! Marshfield, Masp., August 2».—On July 19 last a woman by the name of Tolmau left her home in Marshfield, accompanied by a Spaniard. Since then nothing had been heard from her until lust week, when lier husband saw an account of a body found in tho North river, New York, answering to her deseripilon. He started Immediately for New York, but the body had been burled belime ho arrived. When she left she bad about $600 In money, beside*considerable jewelry. The Spaniard sailed for Gibraltar about, a week ago, ami it is supposed that he murdered her for her valuables aud theu threw her body into the riven An Interesting Murder Trial. [Special Despatch to Th© Boston Globe.! Statesville, N. C., August 29.—H. C. Redman and Alexander Redman arc on trial bore for tile killing of their uncle. John W. Redman, last spring. The case is of remarkable Interest and there are over fifty witnesses. The crime was committed on the 23d ot April but aud lose out of a dispute about a boundary fence. II. C. aud Alexander erected the fence and John W. in tho presence of his wif4Bbnd daughter tore it down. lf. C. Redman then shot .John with ii gun aud atter lie had fallen struck him on Hie bead with lim stock. Alexander then broke John's skull with a hoe. ♦ The murderers disappeared at the time but were arrested wnhm a few days. Mangled His Arm. [Special Des na’cli to Th# Boston Globe.! Lew iston, Me., August 29.—Au old employe in the picker-rootn of tjju Continental mill, named Birota,met with a frightful accident Tuesday afternoon. He carelessly stuck ins airn beneath a picker that was making several hundred revolutions a minute, and withdrew it a mangled stump. The machine tore the ann off above Hie elbow, and the lower portion of It, with the hand, dropped from the machine to the floor. Sale of the Southeastern. /Special Despatch to The Baston Globs.; Montreal, August 29.—The Chapman syndicate is expected here tomorrow to close the purchase of the Southeastern with directors other than Barlow, whose interest I hey now hold, it is thought the sale will be put through now without doubt. The Tables Turned. SHREVEPORT, La., August 29.—At Redland today Benton Boggs, a white man, learned that a negro named Harris was waiting for him in some bustles with a shot-gun aud pistol. Boggs went to the place and snot Harris dead. A Telegraph Operator Shot. Salt Lake City, August 29.—At Spring Hill station today Johu Fletcher shot and killed the telegraph operator of the station. The killing grew out of an old grudge. Death of a Well-Known Tmo. John Roberts, well known to the printers of Boston, for the past two years employed in the composing room of The Globe, died last night after a brief illness from typhoid fever. Mr. Itolierts was a native of Wales, aud was 34 years of age, Bantghd's Ginger for we Ak stomachs* AT THE SCENE OF DISASTER Curious Crowds Around the Sunken Riverdale. Latest Reports as to the Killed and Those Who Are Still Missing. Supervising Inspector Dumont to Attend an Investigation. I Special De*patch to The Boston Globe.! New York, August 29.—Daylight this morning revealed the wreck oi the Riverdale off Fifteenth street, between an eighth and a quarter of a mile distant, At high tide but a very small part of her port side was visible. Attached to the sunken steamer by a hawser was the steamboat company’s tug Itelndcer, which was stationed there throughout the night to warn approaching vessels. At sunrise a large number of rowboats surrounded tho wreck hi search of more bodies, and iii two of the small craft were men w ith oyster rakes. Considerable of tho joiner work of the Riverdale, washed looae by the tide, was picked up by persons In small boats aud on the docks. A moiley crowd began lo gather at an early hour, and It increased as Hie morning advanced, until at least I OOO lroople were present, many of whom were women in silk and satins. Captain Alexander M. C. Smith said to The Globe reporter: “We are making every effort possible to speedily get tin* Riverdale to toe surface. Arrangements to tills end were made last nirht with Mr. Samuel Sneden, our ship cai penter, and we urged him to commence work at dayllrh* this mon.lag ll circumstances would permit. Ho and bls ii on worked till night getting their tools together,and they will be at the scene of the w reck as soon as bum iii energy will enable them to lie.'* Hi* I •, now trying to secure a derrick large rill rn ch to rai.-o the steamer. George ll. Hey tues Is dead. He was 24 years old and ii fireman on the Riverdale, He was fatally scalded. Ills body was covered with blisters. He died about mid,night. He was in Hie eiumo-rootii when Hie steam In-gnu to escape, compt fling bim to basten to tile deck. He was climbing through the stoke-hole when the explosion occurred. Thomas Gregg’s body was removed from the morgue tins morning to his late residence, No. 606 Water si root. He was sitt ing aft on Hie lower deck. Mr. Gregg was round dead In tho water near the wreck, lie was nearly 82 years of age, ami was both hi Ireland. Thomas Saul was a pump fitter in tills city, ami living at 292 Sumter street. Brooklyn. He was takeu to Bellevue hospital; he was conscious at tile time of lits re > oval, but subsequently became unconscious, aud died at ll o’clock, fie leaves five orphan children, his wife having died about a year ago. Charles Sisson was 72 years old, a retired merchant of Tarrytown. Ills body has not beeu recovered. Mrs. Julia Sisson, tho wife of Charles Sisson, was 68 years old. Her body was found in Hie water after the explosion. The tallowing is a 1st of tho people missing: Brill, II. U., of Wing King. Baum, Aaron, of ilavi rstraw. Elliot, Mr. and Mrs., of King Sing. Grevet, John, fireman, of Yonkers. Laugfiire, Mrs., of Tarrytown. Miss Jane, daughter of tin* former, McElvahi, John, a neck hand, of No. 480 Washington street. Wardell. Mrs. Emily, of Haverstraw. Dippy, W. F.. of Palisade Mountain House. Tompkins, Abram, of Tarrytown. Vail. Miss Marilla of Haverstraw, Is also supposed lo be missing. Her satchell w*as picked up in the water. Mr. Fletcher, of Fletcher. Harrison & Co., the boiler firm that built the boilers which were on the Riverdale, was seen today by a Globe reporter. He was in consultation .with his f >remun, Mr. Taylor, about the accident. Mr. Fletcher was asked lf the boilers when placed upon tho Riverdale Iii 1870 were entirely new, “They wi re not only new” fie said, “bnf were made of tho very best material that we ever used. There never was a patch put upou them to my knowledge. Some other shops may have done it, though, for all I know to the contrary. I understand that wlule the steamer was laid up somewhere on tm) Hudson river that some Iepairs were mado. but of what nature I do not know. No sensible roan, and in (act anybody who Knows anythin - about boilermaking, will attempt to offer a theory hs to the explosion. What the cause was will never be known, unless the i/oilers are recovered. It might have resulted from low water or corrosion. Those boilers were licensed to carry fifty pounds of steam, instead of forty, as was reported. It Is stated that she was only carrying thirty pounds when the explosion look place. This may or may not have been true.” APTED THE ACCIDENT. Nome Pertinent He oral# to he fried by fhesinitiout Inspector Dumont. iSpecl&l Desn.vtch ta Hie GIol>#.1 Washington, August 29.—Supervising Inspector-General Dumont left for New York tonight to adviso with Supervising Inspector Slat buck in relation to the Riverdale steamboat accident. fie has no authority to take part hi the investigation, the law giving the supervising Inspector full charge. In ills forthcoming alumni report General Dumont, will renew the recommend aion he has mado before, that tho modo of selecting inspectors by the supervising iu-d>eetor, collector ut customs and Judge ot the District Court, dc changed, lie would have tho nomination of inspector made by tho supervising inspector alone, who would thin Im) solely re*ft| ousiblc lf unsuitable appointments were made, fie would be subject to the Uiscip.lue of Hie department for all errors Iii that respect. General Dumont will also urge that when investigations of the acts of local Inspectors shall be round necessary that they sh ill be made by courts of inquiry Composed of throe supervising Inspectors from other districts than the one In which the bisectors in question belong. Tills court shall report to the secretary, who shall remove the officer he deems delinquent, He would also have the service graded so that each officer would be responsible for tile act of ids suborn!! ate, and also possessing the power to suspend subordinates pending investigation. As it is now lie has no power to remove the supervising inspector at New York, who continues to perform ids duties while tiro Investigation is going oil. He states that a case is o.i record where fifteen lives were lost us the penalty for continuing the duties of a negligent officer pending the examination of charges of neglect of duty. Bemat on-ll Suicide at Consy Isl and. iBpsctal Despatch to Th© Bolton Globa.) NEW YOUK, Augu»i29—A mysterious case of drowning took place at Coney island, opposite the Brighton Hotel, today. It appears that Charles Hazeltinc and his wire went lo the. island for a day’s enjoyment, and during the day both imbibed too freely. In the midst oi Hie drinking Inuits at VauUervere’s, the woman suddenly jumped up and, tearing off lier bracelets, announced her determination of drowning herself. She then made her way to tile landing pier at liegeman’# hotel, and either. Jumped off or fell off the string piece. The shouts of Die spectators attracted tin* attention ut George AV. Morgan,who Instantly plunged into the water and after much difficulty succeeded iii dragging the woman ashore, still breathing. She was carried into the Brighton Hotel aud attempts made to resuscfate her. but after working an hour they were abandoned. Her liusbami refused to talk about the atafter and acted as though he did not take much interest in the aff dr. Free Thinkers in Convention. [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.l Rochester, N. Y„ August 29.—The Free Thinkers’ convention met rn Corinthian Hall this moi nlng, about 400 persons being present. The stage was liney trimmed with flowers and pot plants. Among the prominent men present were Dr. T. L. Brown. lf. L. Green, J. Ii. Burnham, Eugene McDonald and Jay Chappell. At tiro .afternoon session of the convention a committee on resolutions was appointed by Rresl-deut Brown, and Jay Chappel delivered an address on “A Trio of Reforms,” the three • being tl/e reformation of tiro conduct of clergymen, lawyers and doctors. He was followed by Samuel R. Putnam on tho subject: “The Spirit of Humanity in American Poetry,” praising Walt Whitman and Bret Harte as •‘artists who see the eternal beauty that is in everything.” Playfulness That Ended Fatally. Raleigh, August 29.—Near Wadesboro, as Daniel McKay, Thomas Ewing and Henry Batch-well were lying beside the road, William Shepherd, who was passing by, playfully aimed his gun at them. The weapon was accidentally discharged, mortally wounding McKay and Ewing, aud badly injuring batch well. In Attendance on the Boss* [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.] Washington, August 29.—There was a gathering here tonight of leaders of the Independent movement in the South, .under the guise of a social visit to General Mabcoe, who arrived livre today. There were prescut besides Mabune General Chalmers, Lougstreet, Judge Jeffords. George C. Gotham and others. How all the different elements of the opposition to the Democracy could be harmonized was the subject of discussion. The conference is said to have been harmonious and favorable to the end in view. Ail present agreed to give General Chalmers material ald in his contest for General Manning’s seat in the next House. WESTERN INSURANCE MEN. High Banding# Poorly (Supplied With Water Protected Against. T*peel#l Despatch to The Boston Glob#.i Chicago, Angust 29.—The fourteenth annual convention of the Fire Underwriters of the Northwest was begun at tiro Grand Pacific Hotel today. Over 200 representatives of companies doing business Iii Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas and Illinois were present. President F. M. Decamp condemned the erection of high buildings badly supplied with water, which, ho said, were to be fought not only by organized insurance men, but by public-spirited men everywhere. In calling attention to the necessity of legislation iii favor of greater precaution to property by State and municipal authorities, lie said: “Surely the odds ai t against us if lids carnival of flames goes on unchecked. Companies cannot forever stand the strain of 60 to 65 lier cent. loss and 33 to 40 per cent. ext cose without something breaking.” The last paper was read by C. F. Mullins of Chicago, entitled “The Compact System,” as opposed to tile local board system, of making rules throughout the country, the paper was something of a bombshell to many members present. This system—begun iii Kau as City aud in operation in fourteen cities in tile West—is one of appointing men competent to make tho rate of Insurance for tiro districts in which Hie companies do business for tiro companies Joining tiro compact. ARCHITECTS AT PROVIDENCE. They Listen to Adure##*# and Look About th# City. 18 Dec ta I Despatch to The Boston Glob#.] Providence, August 29—Tiro first meeting of the seventeenth annual convention of the American Institution of Architects, beld with Providence Chapter, was opened in the rooms of the Providence Art Club, on North Main street, this morning by the president, Thomas C. Waller, LL. D., of Providence. Mr. Walter opened the meeting by an excellent address delivered to some thirty members present from dearly all Hie prominent cities in the Union. Routine business was then taken up ami transacted until 12 o'clock, when tiro institute ti ok a snort recess to witness Hie exhibition of tiro Sjieucer fire-escape, shown opposite the rooms, and then adjourned to meet at the Narragansett House to lunch as the guests ol Rhode' island Chapter. Aller the lunch the members and guests took carriages and were driven about tiro city, visiting Sayies memorial building at Brown University ami several residences of architectural beauty. Tiro evening session convened at 8 o'clock at tiro rooms of tiro ari club. when a paper was read by Riot senor G. Lansea of tiro Institute of Technology, Boston, with lantern illustrations. The subject was “The strength of materials from actual tests.” OUTLINING TESTIMONY. Lonl# Post Tell# th# Senate Committee the System of Incorporation# I# Unjust. [Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.! New York, August 29—Counsellor Louis F. Post entertained the Senate sutMmromitoe, today, by giving an outline of the testimony which could be givou by certain members of the labor unions who have not yet been examined. After citing tile case# of incorporations, including those of churches who are iii possession of valuable property, he said tiiat tiro system was grossly unjust to the punile. Congress, lie said, should prohibit the importation of toreign 'atior under contract. Thomas J. Curred, a lunier maker, was the last witness examined today. Ile said that In his opinion ships could bo built as cheap.y in this country as in England. Workmen engaged in the shipbuilding trade on the Clyde received better wages than the workmen here. Laborers on the Delaware, lie said. receivf.d about $1 per day, and in Hie city tin y red Bed *1 25. Skilled labor In New York City commanded from $2 (toto $3 50 lier day, while on Hie Delaware it received from $12 to $15 lier week. MAKINO A CA6E AGAINST JAMES. Dick LlUdl#’# Testimony VcrlOed — The Stale'* Evidence About In. [Special Despatch to Th© Hon Iou Globe.l Gallatin,August 29—The court assembled this morning, and George W. McCall, a farmer iii Jackson county, testified to Dick biddie’# leaving a wagon at his house some time tilter theWinstou affair. Tiro books of tbeRichmoiid express office w ere put in as evidence to show tho receipt ot guns and Mrs. James’ sewing machine. Miss Emma Kin-dlg and her mother, living four miles from Winston, Identified Dick Llddro and Flank James as In lug together on the day of the robbery. William Blay, the farmer who took Jessie Jnmes In a buggy to Hamilton at tiro time the expedition was abandoned tit Gallatin on aceount of Jesse’s sickness, corrolroi'aled Biddle’s account of the affair. He positively Identified Frank James and other members of the gang that visited his farm with their slcK companion. It. E. Bray, son of the former witness, testified to the vGIt of the gang to ms father’s house. Mrs. Bray corroborated lier husband and son and was much clearer in her identification than either. A recess was taken at noon. Mr. Wallace of the prosecution said that the State would close within ten minutes after the opening of the afternoon session. It is admitted on cviry hand that the Slate has made a vc.y strong case. Spoiling Their Litt'e Came. [Special Despatch to The Boston Glob#.] Washington, August 29.—Tiro Internal revenue bureau has received information of frauds in New York in the marking of cigar boxes. This fraud is accomplished by putting the stamps on in such a way that they can easily be removed. Tho brand can also bo obliterated without trouble. Tho boxes thus cleaned are sold aud lilied with cigars as imported. Internal Revenue Agent Brooks of New York reports tne arrest of aCuban named Lostayo, who had in hts possession a quantity of cigars from the boxes of which all marks of their domestic origin bad been removed. He was held by tiro Uuiteu Slates commissioner In bonds of $5oOO. Tiro bureau is determined to prosecute all manufacturers who neglect to so stamp and bland their boxes as to render this crime impossible.    __ Liquors Still Beanie the Burden. [Special Despatch to The Boston Glob#.] Washington, August 27.—By the report of the Internal revenue bureau for the first month of the present fiscal year it Is discovered that the aggregate receipts are $9,161,949 03. a dee leas* muter the receipts for the same period last year OI $3,713,628 40. The heaviest decrease was Iii tiro receipts for tobacco, which amounted to $4,380,939. The only two items not affected by the revision are spirits mid lei intuited liquors, the taxes collected on tiro tonner showing an lucres e of $512,135 23, aud on the latter of $147,641 04.____ Good Republicans Copying Sullivan. I Special Despatch to The Boston Globe, i Washington, D. C„ August 29.—A difficulty occurred tonight between Miles Commander, chairman of the Republican Centra Committee of North Carolina, and Colonel lf. Lindsay, arising out of the alleged jilting of tiro iatter’s daughter bv Commander. Lindsay slapped Commander on the lace, and declared that lie would seek limber satisfaction at a hostile meeting. Commander lias been prominently mentioned as Hie Republican candidate for Hie congressional vacancy ai North Carolina’s delegation. Making Public Officeholders Work. (Special Despatch to The Boston Globe.! Washington, August 20—The commissioner of internal revenue recently received an inquiry from a collector of Interna! revenue whether he could use a stamp, engraved with his autograph. iii signing special tax stamps for whiskey instead of signing himself every time. The commissioner has decided that such a stamp cannot be used. Tiro collector must either sigil his name or cause his deputy to sig.i for bim. Hanged Himself rn a Stable. [Special Despatch to The Bos iou atone.] Lawrence, August 29—Cyrus P. Johnson, re-s’ldlug at 70 Amesbury street, committed suicide this afternoon by hanging himself in a stable near his residence. Deceased was a member of Post 89. G. A. IL, aud was recently employed in the Atlantic mills. He leaves a widow aud two children.    _ Suicide of a Carman Barber. [Special Despatch to Tho Boston (Hone.! New York, August 29.—Alexander Nickel, a German barber, committed suicide this afternoon at his residence, No. 598 Tenth avenue, by shooting himself. The deceased was in good circum-btffuces and had money in the bank. Another Cloudy Day. Washington, August 30—1 a. in.—Indications for New England: Partly cloudy weatner aud local rains, followed by clearing weather, winds mostly northerly, rising barometer and nearly stationary temperature# PARNELL AND DAVITT. They Address a National League Meeting at Dublin. Tile Former Thinks tho Perantids of the Horne Riders Will Soon be Granted. Egyptian Rebels Making Trouble-Eing Alfonso's Trials. Canada’s Loyalty. Glasgow, August 20.—Hon. Alexander Mackenzie, in a smirch irofore tiro Greenock Chamber of Commerce today, declared that the people of Canada would never consent to a federation of the British colonies. He predicted that Canada would shortly adopt free trade, and asserted that tiro Canadians would give their last man and spend tlroir last dollar to preserve tiro Integrity of tiro British empire, lie sailed tor Quebec this afternoon.    . On His Way to the Yunan Frontier. HONG Kono, August 29—A distinguished Chinese general, named Tciiun, passed through Pokoi on Saturday, en route for the Yunan frontier. It is learned from reliable sources that lie will only observe tiro operations there and report on them. No troops accompanied him, but be can procure them readily if necessary. Mine-s Civic sc Up Their Strike. London, August 29—Many of the striking Staffordshire miners who refused to go to work when file last settlement with the masters was arrived at are now resuming work al tiro reduced rate. Egyptian Rebels Making Trouble. Alexandria, August 29.-Advicesifrom Stta-ktm say that the rebels occupy intrenched positions on tiro •mountain roads leading from Berber and Rassa la, and that communication both by nest and telegraph is interrupted. Kettles and Pans as Weapons. About J 0.80 o’clock list evening a woman rushed into Station 4, and informed the lieutenant that a fight was In progress at 38 Edinboro street. Officers Weldon, Andrews and Dudley went to the place designated, and.'arrested Michael Griffin and Ills wife, Josephine, two hard customers, for mutual assault and battery with Iron kettles and pans. Both parties were pretty badly cut about the head, and Michael had a scalp wound across tiro forehead, which necessitated his removal to tiro Cay Hospital for repairs. Josephine is locked up in Station 4. Charged With Stealing Letters and Checks. Patrolman Felt of Station 4 arrested John T. Greney last evening, charged with the larceny of letters and cheeks from J. S. Bailey of 635 Washington street, by whom lie. wan employed. Mr. Bailey claims to nave bad stolen froiff ins mail letters and checks to tiro value of about $1060. Greney, who Is 18 years obi, at first domed all knowledge of tiro letters, but subsequently acknowledged to stealing two checks aud a like number of letters. A Bogus Philanthropist in Jail. New Haven, Conn., August 29.—Isaac II. Lockwood, the bogus philanthropist, who advertised to belp defaulters out of scrapes from a deceased banker’s account of $780,000, was today convicted in the United States Court and sent to the State prison for one year and to pay a flue of $50.    ___ For Stealing Jewe'ry. Officer Burrtll of Station 3 arrested Lavlnia H. Greenland last evening on a warrant charging her with larceny of a gold watch and chain anti two gold rings, all valued at $75, from tho dwelling-house of Louisa Tarabiui, 38 North Anderson street.__ First BaJ# of New Cotton. [Special Despatch to Tho Boitou Globe.] Norfolk, Va., August 29.-The first bale of new cotton from Raleigh arrived here this morning and was sold at auction tor thirteen cents per pound. It was classed strict middling. KiDeu With a Can. f8peclst Despatch to The Boston Globe.l St. Joseph, Mo.. August 29.—During a quarrel in a canning factory bere today, Mary Tuhey threw a can at a boy. It missed him, but hit Caroline Hupp and killed her. A Pension Sharosr in Custody, Philadelphia. August 29—John O’Grady, the lawyer w’ho was acquitted several months ago of defrauding tiro American Legion of Honor of$5000, was arrested this altemeou on a charge of receiv ing illegal pension fees. His alleged that he has bceu iiotnimental in prosecuting claims for pensions and collecting therefor In excess of the legal allowance. Ile was taken before United States Commissioner Bell, and in Hie absence of his counsel lie requested that the nearing be adjourned until tomorrow, which was granted. Ile was placed under $15,000 ball. BOONE’S CONTRACTS. [By Cable to Th# Boston Globe.l Dublin. August 29.—Mr. Parnell, In a speech at the National Neaguo meeting this evening, said that there was every prospect that Hie next Parliament would without delay grant the demands of the Home Ruin party. In case the government was unwilling to concede their demands he bad hopes that the Home Rulers would have a sufficient number of members of Parliament to make their influence felt. The information, lie said, received {rom the different parliamentary districts in Ireland in w hich elections are shortly to be beld was very encouraging, and he thought that at tiro next session of Parliament tho Homo Rule parly would number at least eighty members. Mr. Davit!, in Die course of his remarks, said that tile condition of the tenants who had been evicted was terrible in th** extreme, and in many cases, unless aid could be had Immediately, actual starvation would be the result. He concluded by appealing to those present to come forward and help Hie sufferers by contributions of money, clothing, foot!, etc., adding that cold weather would soon »et In, and that these people must have assistance to carry them through tiro winter. London, August 20.—Tiro Times, In an editorial this morning on Mr. Parnell’s speech wade last evening at the National League meeting in Dunlin, says that he is grievously mistaken it he believes that the irish party Bas triumphed over the govertum ut, or is about to achieve a victory in lite coming parliamentary elections. It says that the most terrible charges widen have beeu inane against tho lrlah partisans have trover heed answered and that no attempt has iroen made to clear Die leaders ol the Home Rule party nom complicity In Hie most shameful deeds of the Irish assassin# and that these tacts will not bo forgotten by England. Tiro Dally Now- say* that the key note of Parnell’s spec eh is that ne uxpoets thai some measure of local self-government lor Ireland will he passed shortly alter the opening of the next Parliament. Tiro standard say# (hat Mr. Parnell's alum to the field of popular agitation Is .iii Interesting ami significant event. It says, however, that in* fails as a public speaker, as he uoes not possess the faculty of swaying Ills bearm# fir arousing their enthusiasm, however much lie may convince their reason, lie evident y counts upon out.lining such a measure of home fine as he desire# upon a basis of legislative Independence; but, if asks, will the Liberal party allow lins? Troubles of the Snanish King. Madrid, August 29.—As soou as tiro King arrived here lie summoned tiro cabinet council. Senor Sagaata confessed that lie and his colleague# disagreed on tho necessity of keeping up a state of siege. They could not approve of tne royal Journey to Germany. Upon this tile King again intimated a desire to see the present cabinet at least reconstructed. At the second council the ministers resigned. It is generally believed Unit Senor Hagasta will again form a coalition cabinet. If tills faits Senor Cauovas will be called by tiro King. Mr. Carnegie’s Library Ooaned. London, August 29.—The fine library which Mr. Carnegie has presented to the town of Dunfermline. ills native place, was formally opened today. laird Bose berg, woo was tiro* spokesman of the occasion, highly eulogized tiro giver. Ile gracefully referred to tin: strong ties which hind Scotchmen to their homes, no matter how long they may be absent, and said that he was sure the people of Dunfermline would ever remember the name of Carnegie with feelings of gratitude and respect.    _ An Armistice with the Annnmites. Paris, August 29.-A despatch from Saigon states that an armistice between the Frencii and Annamltes lias been signed, and that the Emperor of Almain has accepted iii toto the ultimatum presented bv the French commissioner. By the terms of this Instrument tho French secure Bliitiiuan, a large southerly province, and they will occupy the loris al the mouth of the Hue rivei, and thus control the river. Tiro ngrerroent further stipulates that a French protectorate shall lie established over the. whole empire, and tiro sovereign rights of Fiance shall be forever recognized Iii Annum. Th# Method f'ia|t!ovcd of Making Money Without Working for It. (Special Despatch to Th# Butin Glob#.! Washington, August 29.—A bapt a year ago Mr. A. E. Boone was declared a failing contractor on a number of Star routes in the West. According to tiro practice of the post office department tiro routes were rcadvcrllsed and let, and in all cases at a|htgher figure than that for which Boone originally took them. Boone had many other , routes that i e still held. The pay for these routes was withheld to make lip (or tiro excess paid contractors on tiro routes upon which Boone failed. Boone, it Is stated at the Post Office Department, had sub-let a number of routes advantageously. For instance, a route for which lie secured $12 )0 he would sub-let for $1000, thus making$2i)0 clean without any work at all. But wilco tiro pay for these routes was shut off from all profit, 'Boone some time ago sent out a circular letter to aff his sub-cditi actors offering to turn over the contracts to them on the routes upou which he had not tailed for a certain percentage. This action came to Hie attention of the department, aud yesterday Postmaster-General Gresham decided that no such collusion would tic recognized. H oi not tiro scheme been discovered tiro contract office officials say that tiro government would have been without redress ami would have lost all the excess paid on the routes upon which Booty had failed. BRUTAL MCNAMARA AND HIS CLUB. ■I# neat# a Sailor #o Unmercifully shat Ile Tule#* Ulm tosh# Headon a Corpse, [Pp-clsl Despatch to The Bolton Globe.) New York, August 29.—A terrible case of pollee brutality occurred Id this city this evening. John Smith, a deck hand, on the schooner Ellen Hasbrook, now lying at her dock in Philadelphia, was brutally clubbed to death by Officer McNamara of the Mulberry ■mat police station, at the corner of Canal and Mulberry streets, lins evening. Smith had beeu vtsiilug the second mate of the same vessel. When they parted Smith was tiro worse for liquor. Ile stinted for als heme, at tiro corner of ,’uxty third street and Third avenue. He had not gone far when ho entered the doorway of 121 Mulberry street aud fell asleep. Mrs. Hughes, who resides in the house, called Officer McNamara lo get the man out. Tiro officer entered the hallway and at once began ut club Smith In tiro most brutal manlier. Smith got un and proceeded up tho street, followed by tho officer, who kept clubbing him about tiro back and arms. Smith remonstrated WUU Hie officer, who became greatly excited, ami on reaching Canal street, struck the unfortunate sailor two blows with Ills ciiib. Smith fell dead on tile sidewalk. A stretcher was sent for and the dead sailor was removed to tiro station-house, where lite officers reported him sick, and, as in all such eases, he was treated with Jud>ffercnee. The excitement in tho neighborhood became so great, mid such a demonstration was mado by the crowd, that the body of Smith was finally examined, and (hen it was learned that ho had been badly bruised and his neck broken. Several respectable citizens called at tho station-house ami left their names as witnesses. McNamara wits arrested at a late hour tonight and will be bela to awalt tho result of the coroner’s Inquiry. Western Window Class Manufacturers. ;Special Despatch to Th# Blist# I Glob*.! Chicago, August 29.—At the Western Window Glass Manufacturers’ special morning today ut tiro Grand Pacific Hotel for tho purpose of taking action on tho subject of wages to be paid during tile coining season the total number present was 470. Tne committee on wages reported tiro schedule of prices offered by thorn to the workmen, subject to acceptance ’ on or before September 20. Th!# schedule was unanimously confirmed, and every finn present agreed to make yio glass nntll the conditions wore agreed to. According to the list proposed a single strength blower will receive $100 to $115 per mouth, working five day* in a week; double-strength blowers, $150 per month; garnering boys will range for single strength $70 to $75, aud for double strength $80 to $85 per month; cutters for single strenctn $85 lo $90 and for trouble strength about $125 per month: fiattciier ’(or iitnaro strength about $100, aud for do/hie strength $125 per month. Tun scliedi Ie Is toe ultimatum of the manufacturers, amt lf not accel» d ny tiro employes will probably result in a general strike. Fire in a Philadelphia Woollen Mill. i Special Despatch to Th# Boston Globe.l Philadelphia, August 20.—The woollen mills at the northwest corner of Third and Cumberland streets, ownea by Hugh and Peter French, were destroyed by fire this evening. The building was occupied by several muiiuiacturing finns. Gilmore & Morris, finishers, occupied the first floor, aud lose $1<),(MM); Iroe A Bowers, manufacturers of cassimeres and woollen goods, occupied Hie second floor, and lose $12,000; ii. haycock. niAtiufactiL cr ut shawls, loses $3000; Garnet & Co., inanufui titrer# of woollen goods on tiro fourth floor, lose $8000. The fifth floor was used chiefly as a storeroom by J. P. Murray, manufacturer of zephyr goods, who loses $3000. Tin1 building was nearly new, having been built in 1831, valued at $25,(KXI, aud was damaged $8ooo; almost entirely covered by insurance In various companies. About 200 people are thrown out of employment. Murder Battles a Debt. (Special Despatch to The Boston Olone.i Baton Rouge, La., August 29.—Near Colfax, on the lied river, Gilbert Dnbers went to his brother-in-law to collect a debt of $13. Magee could not pay aud Dubers shot him dead. Large Cann in* Faotory Burned. Clinton, Iowa, August 29. -F. B. Hemingway's canning factory was burned today. The loss will probably reach $50,000. The insurance is light. New England Special#. ..A cold wave has struck Mount Desert. ..Maggie Trainer of Malden and Sadio Fawdry and Martin Fitzgerald of Franklin Falls were VP'leu Hy I Ii rown from a carriage at the latter place yesterday. Sadie was seriously injured. ..Toe Lancaster gingham mills of Clinton are to oomnroni e imi edint Iv upon the encircling of til ir extol s ie nil with 8 and 6-ln. water pipes, im.Ich will be cornonro.en so as to connect with the town’s malu pipes. Abbreviated De patches. George W. reek has been granted a permanent Injunction by the Untied states Court for the district of Rhode Island against Dan Sully for using Hic name of “Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa” to a demoralization by that name. GREAT it REI FOK PAUST. CURES Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, Backache, Headache. Toothache. Sore Throat, knelling#. Sprain*, Bruises, Ruma. Scald#. Fro*! Rite#. SND ALL OCH EU ITO OILY PAIN# ANO ACHES. Sold by Draw It 11 ■’n'! /'euler, mrfihen, Fifty Cull • boul#, bilection* I# ll THE OII I RLF.* A. VOGELER CO. »A VOO 'Cl A**#!    ft    ill    tan    re, KL, C.S. A. FURNITURE. NEW STYLES AT PAINE’S, 48 Canal St.# Opposite Maine Depot « MW HOUGHTON Special Bulletin roe. WEDNESDAY AYD THURSDAY# Aug. 29 and 30. 2000 ASSORTED SIZES IN SEAMLESS RETIMED DISH PANS At the Following Prices; 7 quarts only 19c. each. IO quarts only 23c. each. 14 quarts only 28c. each. 17 quarts only 33c. each. 21 quarts only 33c. each. 1750 ASSORTED SIZES IN SEAMLESS RETINNED At the Following Prices: 2 quarts only llo. each. 21-2 qts. only 12c. each. 3 quarts only 13c. each. 4 quarts only 17c. each. 5 quarts only 19c. each. REMEMBER, these prices are for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, Aug. 29 and 30, ONLY. __ _ • Houghton & Dutton* 55 Tremont St.. HOUGHTON & DUTTON. CLOSING - OUT SALE or Ladies’ Black Spanish Fichus We have just IWO to sell. The price in 81.50 each. The old price was $2.25. Ladies, this in tile finest bargain offered this season. GREAT MARK-DOWN PRICES: 2c. up to 25c. per yard. COLLARS. FICHUS. And LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS Are included in tins heavy mark* down, and never before were such bargains offered. Houghton & Dutton, 55 Tremont St. REMOVAL. mu* THE American Electric and urinating Co. Have moved Into New Oflrri And Wareroom#, 234 DEVONSHIRE ST., (Winthrop aq.)    BOSTON. N. B. Tilts coni nan v is now read 7 to coo: root for the construct! nut Electric Ll .'bt *ra:li>iis. wt. h ti)# celebrated /HOMapN HOUSTON SYSTEM, of sn? size or eaimctty, compte'#, with butle * aud emmies, with lines of wire and structures in readiness tot commencing ▲ HGG IT..VK LIGHTING BUSINESS IN ANY OK THE TOWNS AXD CITIES OF Nt^V ENGLAND AXD STATE OF NEW YOklC Director#. HKNRY COLONY (Treasurer cheshire MjUs), Keen#. N. H. CHAS. Ii. WHITING, Hanker, Worcester. Mas*. UK. J. G. G AVES, Cupii.-llst. N.sDu 1, N. H. MILAS GURNEY (Proprietor Tremont House), Boston Has*. C. 8. HALDEMAN'.    Boston.    Mom. WILLIAM E. HODGKINS. EDN VHI) ll. GOFF. C. D * MITH. WILLIAM A. HOVEY. COL. ((. SC FRENCH.    “ GEORGE IC. CAUTER (American Express Co.), Saco, Me. Office##- TD’.' ARO IL GOFF, Preside"! a-.u trollers! M nager. SILAS GURNEY. First V‘cc-Freiddeiit. WILLIAM a. HOVEY, Second Vlee-Bresidsut C. Ll. SMI YU. General Superintendent of Construction. H. E. HJN INB. Treasurer. SAMUEL iv LOER. Secretary.    I    6t    anSO WANTED, Experienced Retail Dry Goods Salometi and Saleswomen. Only those who can rive the Terr best of refer,voce# uset! a,ipiy. Apply to Mr. J. F. HAM. at R. ll.White A Co.’s, between 8 wad IO A. M.    _    _ A? DON’T FORGET The Two Grand Excursions to Newport and lilac I; IsUnd on He pi em lier I. Three #nd four day trio* at flu and Alts. ticket* and further Information it No, 71 Tremont st., and KENDRICK’S, No. 31 ftata street,    A    4    »t    att** ;