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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1896, New York, New York Two Parts 12 Pages OL. XLV...NO. NEW-YORK, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBEE 1, COPYRIGHTED, UBS, BY THE NEW-YORK TIMES PUBLISHING co. STflID ON THE DOLPHIN Interfered with the Programme for West Point RECEPTION ABANDONED t, V Tho VIccroj Had Many Questions to Auk on tho Trip Up the River and Returning. t VtLL HAVE A BUSY TIME TO-DAY I i'-X at dab, Revletr 4. 9t Police, Firemen, nnd Street- Cieaneri, and a Banquet. No respect for the august person of LI Hung Chang, the distinguished Chinese guest of the United States, was shown by the elements yesterday. It had been arranged that the. United States dispatch boai Dolphin should take tho Viceroy to West Point, there to Inspect the Military Academy. The trip was made, but on account of the rain Earl LI re- mained on board while the younger of his sons and some of big suite went ashore. Thousands had assembled at West Point to see him. The drills and reception were abandoned. The Journey afforded the Viceroy an op- portunity for asking questions, which ho fully Improved. He expressed again his wonder at the energy of the Americans declared the water front presented a wonderful sight. Tired with the day's outing, LI Hung Chang retired early last night. With luncheon, review of police, tlremen, and street cleaners, and a banquet at Delmcn- Jco's In the evening, he will have a busy time to-day. THE TRIP TO WEST POINT. by the Viceroy Who AVas In Everything. 'I' 7 Id Hung Chang and his suite were astir yesterday morning. Breakfast was served as usual shortly after G o'clock In tbelr private apartments at the Waldorf, and after the Ambassador had enjoyed his usual morning smoke he announced him- self as reajy for the trip to West Point to Inspect the military academy. Gen. Ru- ger and his staff were In waiting, and 4e bet or v- S o'clgck the start was for' the Twenty-sixth. Street oK.Which the United States dispatch Dolphin waa awaiting the arrival of Col. Fred D. Grant, John Russell Young, and several other, prominent gen- 1 Uemen had preceded the party to the Jock. I The party was transferred to tho dispatch (l boat on a bargj propellej by twelve stal- wart sailors unJer command of Ensign W. Phelpd. As tho barge neared the Dol- phin the Chinese imperial Hag waa run up to the fore. anJ a a.ilute of nineteen guns waa flred. Tho Viceroy ascended the lad- der at the of tv-e Dolphin with marked agility for a man of hU years, although his attendants rendered somo assistance. He went at once to tin.- cabin, and was Introduced to Commander Clover of the Dolphin, and greeted the others cf the party warmly. After a few pleasajit exchanges with Gen. Ruger Col. Grant, the Vice- roy expressed a wlah to get out on the up- per deck. iicslJe.3 tho Ambassador and his suite, jr, there were In the party Gen. finger anJ ,'f hla staff, consisting of Major W. _JBDavis. Capt. S. C. Mills, ami Lieut. Cura- Ixnlns; Col. F. D. Grant, ex-Secrela'ry of John W. Foater. Col. S. S. Sumner of Sixth Cavalry. John Russell Young, and George F Seward. former Ministers to Chl- U Gen. J. H. Wilson, Adjt. Gen. McAlpln. Cten. Horace Porter, Col. Corbln, Assistant t General of the Department of tho j MEaat; Mayor Strong and his son. P. Brad- I Jer Strong; Gen. Louis Fitzgerald and his aide, Jlajor Van Duser; Vice President Frank Thompson of the Pennsylvania RaiL- toad and his son. Clarke Thompson; Col. J. McCook. who met the Viceroy In -Moscow; Col. Daniel Appleton of Xew- ,'Sotk'a crac-k regiment, the Seventh, and iCoi.' W. C. Church. from the Deck. jl Ijolphln weighed anchor and headed i lown the East River at LI Hung wno remained on the deck, dls- much Interest In his surroundings, hla Inexhaustible supply of questions to pour forth. Ho first asked about sugar refineries ot Wllllamsburg. Grant had been talking with tha Vice- through the Interpreter, about railroads otter enterprises, when tho Dolphin abreast of the largaureflnerlos. friT" "There." said tho "Is an Invest- that pays 12 per cent, on an Invested 'capital of" This "brought from LI tho familiar exprcs- ilon ugh." and he apparently became very much Interested In what Col. Grant had to Bay further about sugar roilnlng and ita de- velopment In this country. Chinese Flair on the Vermont. In passing tho navy yard the Chinese flag was hoisted on the old wooden ship Ver- mont, while the saluting battery on the cob dock fired a salute of nlnoteen guns. The Viceroy then caught sight of the Brooklyn Bridge. He was In tha very best of spirits and kept up a constant run of queries with those about him. The entlro Chinese party became very much Interested in Col. Grant's description of the brldgo. and tho Viceroy began to cross-examine the Colonel. Ho asked If the bridge belonged to a company or to the municipalities and what It had coat to construct II. Had II paid for Itself, and finally he wanted to know if New- York City bonds wero at a premium. After all theso questions had been an- Bwered to his apparent satisfaction, he re- cnarkat that the brldgo was a wonderful jtructure; that the Americans wero a very Ingenious race, and that their Ingenuity seemingly knew no bounds. Aa the Dolphin reared the Battery Qen. Rugdr approached the Viceroy and re- marked: Now. Your Excellency, we coming to Governors Island. I do not own this Inland, but tho Island practically owns me." Ll turned hut attention to the great bulld- Contlnned oa Page 5. OLD RED LION INN IN ASHES. Stage In the Dallas from 1773 Darned. PITTSF1ELD, Mass., Aug. 31.-Klre to day consumed the Stockbridge House.known lately as tho lied Lion Inn, and removes one of the oldest hotels In Massachusetts. The house had 105 guests, some of whom were domiciled In outside cottages. The flre originated in the pastry-kitchen chimney, at A. M., where taa cook had Just built a flre. Before help arrived the flre had made such progress that It could not bo controlled by the local ap- paratus. Tho kitchen was in the east cor- ner of the new wing, .so that the guests were easily aroused, and the flro escapes prevented confusion. No guests were in- jured, and there was no panic. The bag- gage of the guests was.nearly all saved. It was half an hour before water could be got In suflielent force to supply the village from Lake two miles away, where a pump hag to be used to force pressure, and no steam was on. Help from the Lee and Great Barrlngton Fire De- partment arrived and prevented the de- struction of the National Bank, the town otllces, and large business blocks. Much was destroyed, and Mrs. Plumb, wife of the landlord, C. H. Plumb, who had one of the most valuable collec- tions In Colonial ceramics and antique furniture In the country, lost heavily. The bsggase of the guests was thrown out in confusion, and the street was covered with valuable articles. The house was built originally in 177.1, was then known as the Hcd Lion Inn, and remained almost Intact, the parlors being In the old part. It was a 'famous stagehouse between Boston and Albany. It was enlarged In 1840, and the namo changed to the Stockbridge House. Again. In ISio and In ISOJ, material enlargement was r.iude, ami the name was changed back lo IleJ Lion Inn. C. H. Plumb had con- ducted It for twenty-four years, and It had been in his family since The house had exclusive guests from New-York, Boston, Philadelphia, and else- where. PANTHER SHOT NEAR MILBURN. Terrorized Fnrmera nnd Summer v Ideutii on Lons Island. F71EEPORT. L. I., Aug. panther escaped from one of Walter L. Main's wagons Saturday while the circus was passing along the road from Lynbrook to Far RocUaway. The animal escaped Into the woods, despite the efforts of the circus employes to capture it. The news that the animal was at liberty spread with great rapidity, and caused moro or !ess excitement on the Rockaway Neck and' through the villages between Valley Stream and this place. The farmers and Summer residents of the section re-' malned in a state of alarm until this after- noon, when the animal was shot, but not until after he had killed several dogs. When the animal escapod from the wagon ho started northward and headed toward Hcmpstca.d. At Rcckville Centre he seems to havo been diverted In his course, nnd turned eastward. All day yesterday parties watching for him, and farmers on all sides had their guns nady. The beast had good luck, however, as, while plenty of peo- ple saw him or saw his footmarks, he did not encounter any of the armed farmers. This morning he was reported near this village, und women and children" took care to remain Indoors during the day. This afternoon the wanderer was located In the vicinity of Mllburn. Francis Brill, ex-Town Clerk of Hempstead, armed himself and started to track the panther. A curious crowd followed Mr. Brill and a couple of farmers Joined him in the hunt. Late this afternoon the hunters wero're- warded by locating the panther In a largo Ireo In tho woods near Mllburn. Mr. Brill shot the animal, and during the evening several hundred people viewed the body of the anything but ferocious looking beast. IN THEIR BERKSHIRE COTTAGE. Mr. and Mrs. Harry at the Summit of October Mountain. LENOX, Mass.. Aug. Mr. Harry Whitney and his brldo arrived in Lonox this afternoon by way of the New- York. New-Haven and Hartford Road, and leaving the cars at New-Lenox Station, were met by ono of their own carriages and driven to the summit of October Mountain, where found everything In readiness for their arrival. Somo of their friends among the cottagers, including Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sloane, welcomed them at the station, and accompanied them part of the way to their new home. It waa not generally known that they were to arrive at this time, so they escaped the crowd of curious -spectators that would otherwise havo been there. They eame on to the Whitney property when within about three miles of the camp, and from that point to their cottage thero Is not on Inhabited house. They are to-nlghl occupying the picturesque cot- tage which was prepared for them to use In rainy weather, but as the weather Is now clearer, they will probably occupy their Adirondack camp to-mojrow. They expressed much pleasure with tha general arrangements for their comfort, and tho romantic surroundings of their new Summer 'home. ALL HAWKSHAWS DISCHARGED. Board of Safety Reorgan- ized tbe Police Force. LOUISVILLE, Ky..-Aug. Board of Safety this evening removed the entire detective force owing to charges mode against the detectlvas during the recent Im- peachment trial. The old men, with the exception of James Qorley, who was discharged, were given places on the regular police force. Ex- Chief William Owens was made a Captain, of Police, to succeed Capt. Jake Hager, who was made Chief of Detectives. A Dinner to Lord Rnucll. OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. Russell Is in the city, and was given a banquet at tho Rldeau Club to-night by the Govern- ment of Canada. Besides Premier Laurier, members of his Cabinet, and other Privy Councilors, thero were present all the Sen- ators and members of Parliament who are members of the bar. Judges of tho Su- preme Court, and other dignitaries. To- morrow the Lord Chief Justice and bin par- ty will return )o Montreal, and, visit- ing Quebec and the far-famad Saauenay, will travel by way of Lake Cbjuxinlain to Boston and New-York. PRICE THR GOUf FLOWS FBOM EDROPE IMPORTS EXPECTED TO INCBEASE IN A FEW DAYS. Estimated that the Bull-Treasury Will Be Benefited from to Now Aggregate P Morgan Co. Deposit of Clearing House Loan Committee. The flow of gold from Europe to this country gives promise of a considerable In- crease In volume within tho next few days. Estimates of the total amount that -will be received Into the Sub-Treasury before the present movement ceases range all the way from 4 to The Im- portations of gold by New-York banks and firms thus far ordered aggregate There wero deposits of Imported gold at the Sub-Treasury yesterday as follows: J. P. -Morgan Co., Lazard Frtres, and the Bank of Montreal. 000. making a total of Gold cer- tificates and legal-tender notes were taken In exchange for the metal. Tho fact that Lazard Frtres took In greenbacks in exchange for their gold, and deposited the greenbacks In the Hnn- over National Bank, led to tho erroneous statement that the Hanover National had placed half a million of gold in the Sub- Treasury. Tho statement was made yes- terday that the Hanover National Bank has of Imported gold on tho way from Europe, and that It will be placed in the Sub-Treasury this week. The Bank of Montreal yesterday depos- ited In gold In the Sub-Treasury In anticipation of tho receipt of an equal amount now In transit from Europe. Further engagements of gold for ship- ment to this country were announced yes- terday as follows: Speyer Co., 000; L Von Hoffmann Co.. La- denburg, Thalmann Co., and the Bank of Montreal, The move- ment of gold from New-York to Canada, It Is believed, has practically ceased. An encouraging financial sign of -the times was made'manifest yesterday by the action of tlie New-York Clearing House Loan Com- mittee In taking an adjournment without having Issued any Clearing House certifi- cates. The members of tho committee who attended yesterday's meeting were J. Ed- ward Simmons. George G." Williams, and Henry W. Cannon. In tho absence of Chairman Frederick D. Tappen, Mr. Sim- mons presided. After tho adjournment of the committee, Mr. Simmons sold that it was found, upon Investigation, that no ne- cessity existed for the Issuing ot Clearing Homo certificates at present. -THE IN -MAIKB.------ Soand-Moucy Men Expect to Poll a Very Large Vote. BOSTON, Aug. delegation of gold Democrats were In Boston to-day, en route to Indianapolis. There were twelve of them, headed by William Henry Clif- ford of Portland, the gold Democrats' can- didate for Governor of Maine. C. Vey Holman of South Thomaston. who Is a member of the gold National Com- mittee from Maine and ex-oSlcIo Chairman of tho State Committee, shares with Mr. Clifford the leadership of tho delegation. Mr. Holman said the ou'.look for tho bolt- ers In Maine was very bright. I know of towns where practically the whole Democratic vote will he thrown for Mr. Clifford." said Mr. Holman. Before wo nominated him, these Democrats said they would not vote. I see that Mr. Man- ley says In an Interview that Mr. Clifford will have a large voto. This comes pretty near confirming what I say." Mr. Holman was asked what progress was being made In the proceeding to have an injunction issued to keep the namo of Mr. Frank, the silver candidate, off tho ticket. Ho said ho could say nothing- for publication at this time. Ho could say. however, that tho status of tho case was so plain that It waa perfectly clear that the convention which nominated Mr. Frank was Illegal. "The Portland Convention was clearly functus said Mr. Hol- man. It was adjourned sine die, and If there were any chance of Mr. Frank get- ting the election, the Republicans could havo his election declared void on account of Illegality In -his nomination." Mr. Holman said the Injunction matter would rest until after ho got back from Indianapolis. WILL BID ADIEU TO SING SING. Kenneth F. Sutherland to be Released To-day. Justice Kenneth F. Suther- land of Coney Island will be released to- day from Sing Sing Prison, where he haa been confined for two years for partlclpa- lon In tho election frauds three years ago. which resulted in John Y. McKano being eent to prison. Robert Sutherland, brother of tho former Judge, will go with two friends to Sing Sing and escort the ex- Judgo from the prison to his home, at Coney Island. It has been rumored that the residents of the Island will give Sutherland a big ovation on his arrival, and the rumor Is believed to be founded on fact, although the strictest secrecy la maintained by Ihose aald to be at tho head of the affair. Robert Sutherland eaia yesterday that the Puthorlond families would Join In a quiet home celebration over the return of Ken- neth, but that, BO far aa be knew, there waa to bo no public demonstration. JHICAGO STOCK SETTLEMENTS. Match and BUcult Refaacil In Private CHICAGO. Aug. This should been settlement day on tho Chicago Stook Exchange, but as the Exchange Is closed, a vast amount of private settling took place. Members of the Exchange decline to take any of the Moora stocks Diamond Match and New-York on the ground that the Exchange lit closed. It estimated that about 20.000 shares of other concerns would either be nettled privately or renewed with additional margins before night. No new developments In. tho affairs of Moore Brothers occurred to-day. The special committee having their matters la charge had nothing to report. VERMONT'S ELECTION TO-DAY The Republican Candidate for Gov- ernor Will Have a Dig Majority. WHITE RIVEp JUNCTION, Aug. Greater Interest centres upon tho Stat election in Vermont to-morrow than has been manifested since 1800. An active cam palgn has been conducted by tho two lead' Ing parties, and almost entirely upon Na- tional Issues, although each has adopted somewhat different methods. The candidates of the several parties for Governor are: Major Josiah Grout of Der- by, (Rep..) Dr. Henry Jackson, of Barrc, Joseph Battell of Rlpton, and Rooney Whlttemore at St. Albans (Proh.) Tho vote this year will be compared with 1802, when the vote for Governor was 38.918; Smalley. (Dem., Allen, 1.525. Thero Is no doubt whatever that the Re- publican candidate will be elected Governor this year, as but the question is will be his majority? The Republican majority has been various- ly estimated at from to 30.UOO. There Is no question that the letter of Edward J Pnelpa of Burlington, In which he declares not only his refusal to support Bryan and Sewall, but his Intention to support the Re- publican candidate in the State election, will have a potent Influence with many wa- vering voters heretofore of Democratic faith. All things considered, tho probability Is Republican majority will exceed and not go over 28000 SECRETARY SMITH'S WORK. lie Will Remain la Hln Position for a Short Time Longer. WASHINGTON. Aug. 31.-AlthouKh the resignation of Secretary Hoke Smith prac- tically took effect at the close of tho de- partment to-day, ho will probably remain a day or two at the department at tho r quest of his successor, Gov. Francis, who will not be able to arrange htg business af- fairs at St. Louis and reach his post of duty until the middle of the week. Secretary Francis will find mgst branches of the business of the department up to dato and upon current work. Secretary Smith to-day gave out a state- ment describing the business that has for more than three years been under his su- pervision, and what he has accomplished during that period, dwelling principally upon the settlement of conflicting land cases in the great Western territory. Many thousands of these had accumulated when he entered office, but by diligence and la- bor a great mass of them has been disposed of. In his statement he calls attention lo the work of the law force in adjudicating these claims, and shows that from March 3, to date there has been an increase of l.'JM cases disposed of over those of the same period prior to 1893. Secretary Smith showed that the result of his policy In relation to forest reservations would ultimately result In their better preservation; also that his Im- provement In the matter of issuing patents tends to prevent delays. His strict adher- ence to the rules of civil service and gen- eral improvements In the various branches of the departments aro also shown In the statement. KNOWLTON'S PLANS THWARTED Falling In Ufa Mardcroni lie Committed Suicide. WHITE PLAINS, N. T., Aug. Sl.-Coro- ner Charles E. Birch held an Inquest this morning at Kenslco over 'the body of J. Everett Knowlton. the young man who committed suicide at tho home of Au- gustus Wall on Saturday night, and a ver- dict In accordance with the facts was rendered. The' body has been removed to Lock- wood's morgue. In this village. The young man's father, I. T. Knowlton, of Armonk, has taken charge of the body, and the funeral will take place according to Friends' rites on Thursday at 11 o'clock. Tho father says his son was not In his right mind. He was once in the Middle- town Asylum for the Insane, and was dis- charged ng cured, but he has had spells of Insanity, and It wag, no doubt. In one of these that ho went to Mr. Wall's house and wanted to see his daughter, to whom ho had for a long time tried to pay at- tentions, but who repeatedly repulsed him. It Is thought he Intended, In his mad frenzy, to kill Miss Wall and her father, as well as himself; but she was. fortunate- ly, away from home, and although ho shot several times at tho father, none of tho bullets took effect. TIES PILED ON TRACK. Excursion Train Oat oC Baltimore Barely Kacapea Wreck. BALTIMORE Aug-. An attempt wag made yesterday, near Camp Parole, a small station on the Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad, to wreck the Bay Rldgo excursion train, which left Washing- ton at P. M. Several ties hod beea placed upon the track, and It was only by the quick work of Engineer Coleman that a disaster averted. The train was brought to a stop a few feet from the ties, the engine after- ward pushing tho obstruction, from, tho track. The train consisted ten cars, and here were 550 passengers. It Is believed that tho ties were placed upon, the track by negroes. DESERTS BRYAN. An Inalann Democrat (lie Soana. Money Forces. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. IA member of Indiana Democratic "tate Executive Committee, deserted the Shicago ticket to-day. Ho visited Bound- money headquarters, sought a conference with Secretary Wilson, and said earnestly: I have reached the conclusion that I'd rather trust Watterson and the other lead- ers of this movement than Bryan. Tlllman or AJtgeld." Mr. Keach Is. and has been, one of the most Influential Democratic leaden In Marlon County. la a man of force and great executive ability. No CrnUe for Narul Cadcti. WASHINGTON', Aujr. conaequence of necessitating the uae of the practice cruiser Bancroft for other purposes than that for which built, ho fourth, or lowest, class at tho Naval Academy Is prevented from having Its usual September cruise, and will be quartered on ho old San tee until the October term be- gins. The Santee, which Is aa old hulk not mentioned In. the Naval Register, IB permanentJy moored at tha academy and used barraolu. EARNEST FOR SOUP MONEY The Indianapolis Convention Will Do Good Work To-morrow. MANY DELEGATES ARE PRESENT President Cleveland Suggested As a. Candidate by Both Wash ing- ton and Florida. IT IS NOT PROBABLE HE WOULD ACCEPT An Meeting and the Platform Will Be One of Pure Democratic INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. delegates to the National Democratic Convention be- gan to arrive this morning In considerable numbers, and before to-morrow nooni It Is expected there will ba nearly 000 of them here ready to begin the convention work on Wednesday at noon. To those mistaken sllverltes who argued that tho third party had llttlo llfo In It, that a convention that held out no hope of spoils would not attract anybody, and that no one could bo found to run as the candi- date of a party that expected to be beaten, the epectaclo that Is about to be witnessed hero Is Incomprehensible. Tho 870 or more delegates, representing forty or forty-one States, who aro to meet In -the convention hall on Wednesday have braved a storm of opposition and ridicule at home, have severed political associations they have en- Joyed for tho last time, and have under- taken tho Inconvenience and expense of long-Journeys to express their solemn pro- test against the party of revolution, and they are doing It In a spirit of resolution 03 determined as the moro noisy fanaticism of the sllverltes. The accounts brought here by the incom- ing delegates from the States they repre- sent are very much alike. The opposition to free silver and Populism generally has been growing rapidly since 'Aug. 7, when the Jndlonapolls conference Issued the call for the convention. All former estimates made of the gold Democratic vote In the West and South are advanced. Tho silver wave is not advanced; It Is receding, day by day. In Wisconsin It will be Ineffectual to prevent a prodigious majority for sound nfoney. In Missouri, according to the con- servative estimate of Mr. Krauthof, the ticket to bo named here, no matter who the candidates may be, will get votes at least. Ex-Mayor Hopkins of Chicago be- lieves that Illinois will glvo votes for a sound-money ticket. If '.atterson bo tho candidate for President. Texas, according to ono of Its delegates, will caat moro than Democratic votes against Bryan, many of which will go rectly to McKtnley. Tho spirit of tho convention promises to bo admirable. An assurance of absolute suc- cess to tho ticket coulll scarcely Impart a setter tono to tho conversation of tho dele- ates. There is nowhero to' bo found a delegate who has any Information that In his part of tho country thero Is such a tide of silver sentiment as to Justify tho fear that the United States aro about to voto for a Fopullsttc candidate and the danger- ous experiment of a boy President. Although full of resentment against the Chicago declarations, and out of all patience with tho Chicago candidates, tho Demo- crats hero aro not at all anxious to waste time by arraigning" or denouncing" the Tlllman and Altgeld convention. The general desire Is to march right on, like an army with proclaiming anew time-honored Democratic principles, with- out reference to so-called Democratic as- sertions, and to name candidates, as If there had been no Democratic National Convention In 1899. There will bo no-controversy In the con- vention about tho occupation of tho seats, so that tho business most Important to be done will bo speedily reachod. Before the convention thero will bo great deal of warm discussion as to tho scope of the platform, and. Incidentally, until after it has been de- cided Whether It shall be- brief, epigram- matic, and general, or long and arwJyUa There will bo some, advocacy of an Income- tax, plank, or currency schemes, of many things'that the majority must havo on op- portunity to decide whother they shall bo elmply referred to or discussed with elab- orate arguments. The tendency -will bo. If the moat conservative Judgment shall rule, to declare general principles and to avoid elaborate discussions. Mr. Krauthof of Missouri, a very (tamest and active gold Democrat, favors a plank on the Income tax, and he belloves ono will be adopted w'th practical unanimity. The. he says, will commit the eound-money party to this principle as a fair, Just method of raising revenue; but the declaration -will set forth that. In view of .tha Constitutional Judgments which havo been regularly declared against this form of taxation, the first effort shall be one to remove this objection, not in the revolutionary manner of the Chicago dec- oration, by packing the supreme Court, but by the met had proposed In the Con- stitution Itself. The plan proposed at Chi- cago la revolutionary, while our plan -will be for the orderly method. The declara- tion will not be. meant to indorse the In- come-tax feature of tha Wilson bill, but simply an Indorsement of the principle, .caving the administration of thoAa_x to be fixed by CtonctttS when this body fa author- seel to to 4t JN'eltbor -will the declara- tion Incomft-taxjfeatuxe of the RUINED BY HIS INHERITANCE. Wife Protected Agalnit Ilia Drinking, He Shot Her and Hlmielf. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. Beau- blen, a traveling agent, ahot his wife In tho back to-day.) Ho then blew his brains out with the same weapon. Bcaublen wag forty years of age. He had considerable money l9ft to him about six months ago, and had been drinking heavily ever since. Hla wife's remon- strances caused numerous family quarrels. This morning he went homo drunk, and when his wife protested he became crazed with anger, and, seizing a revolver, de- clared that he would kill her. Mrs. Beaublcn ran screaming Into the street, followed by her husband. When she rjeached tho middle of tho road Beau- bien, iwho was at the gate, flred. The bullet entered her back between the shoulders and went through her body. Tho woman sank to the pavement, and as she lay there Beaubien again fired twice at her. but missed. He then ran Into tho house, locked himself In a bedroom, put tho re- volver to the back ot his head, and flreJ, dying Instantly. The woman has a fair chance of recovery. TOWN OF TIGNISH BURNED. Six or DlocUi of the PUblng ntlon Destroyed. HALIFAX N. S.. Aug. 31.-Tho town of Tlgnlah, P. 13. I., Is reported to havo been almost wiped out by flro last night. Six or seven blocks. Including nearly all the prin- cipal places of business, wero destroyed. J. H. Myrlck Co., general dealers, who carry on the largest business In Tignlsh, wero among those burned out. They car- ried Innurance. Other properties wiped out were the Post Office, tho residence of Edward Hackett, M. P.; Brennan'a warehouse, and other build- ings; McKlnnon's Hotel, Bernard's Hotel and hardware store, the railway roundhouse and coal shed, an engine, and four cars. The cause of the lire was children playing with matches. Total loss, J100.000; Insur- ance( J30.000. Tignlsh, on tho Gulf of St. Lawrence. tho northern terminus of the Prince Ed- ward Island Railway. It ig ono of the most Important fishing on the island. Tho population ia less than 600. THIEVES FOLLOW MR. BRYAN. Steal Bank While Clcrka Look at the rroccanlon. ERIE, Penn., Aug. gang of sneak thlevea and pickpockets who have been fol- lowing William J. Bryan In his campaign tour and working the crowds that go to hear him speak made a hauj this afrernoon In RIpley, whero Mr. Bryan mado a speech on leaving for Cleveland. The Bryan procession passed E. A. String- er's RIpley branch of tho First National Bank of WesUleld. The clerks went out to look at tho candidate. All tho ready cash, amounting to JIMJ3. was missing when they returned. SAVED SHIP AND PASSENGERS. Engineer Staid at Him Pomt Till Deep in Water. GRIN'DSTOX" C. TY, Mich.. Aug. Tho steamer ran nshoro half a mile below hr._> it last night. A bucket broke on '.a wheel, and a plpa burst whllo tho vessel was some distance off shore, causing a leak. The steamer filled rapidly, and the en- gineer was standing In three feet of water when they reached iho reef. Fifty passen- gers were on board. The Port Austin Life Saving Station went Immediately to tho rescue, and assisted In repairing the boat. I THE WEATHER. The for rd ot temperature for tha twenty-four id at midnight, taken from TUB New- hours end YORK Ti momotcr UES'a thermometer nnd fiom Iho Jlier- f the Weather Bureau, la as follows: TlMEH. S A. M 0 A. M 0 A. M 12 M.. 4 P. 0 P. M P. M 12 P. M Direct lex feet abov Averagf tows: Printing Weather .........tir. .........71 ________74 .........74 .........70 .........70 .........05 1MMJ. U) 71 05 waS istration .it ;he n'c-iti'Mi of Men on tfielr Ort atvl oats, nn I Tlie Ih k f.i'-t to IVnioi r.iMi" doc.- In of tVio slandavd niai'e with. Tlirro Is no the adjournin convention n Into (ho; tho rommltt ee on Tle-nlullnii1- ivrt aftel1 ul (if the of tha (I il .iliouid ga orm In ,i full free way. KalrchiM was of r of Taxes Theodore Sut -o of New-York a plank favo-li'i; .1 amend- ment that wo ild enable to legally lew' nn Income t.ix. Il argued that there were tfose In the Democratic Party who f.ivored such .1 but it wap also contended t It was a disputed question, nnd tint tlie o was no of Intro- It til I) Is convention When the prop- OHltlon to IIIMMI tlilt was submitted to Iho vote cf the committee It was defeated by an nvevw) elmliiR majority. Tn all the dlHeusslon that wu.i had ID Committed on Resolutions nothlnR bu( f rlt was shown. On the plank thrrc v agree rncnt. Tho decislo as a complete and n to nominate the two ors ;it I.arjjo inJ to ino-ko ox-Secretary child p-ermant-nt Chalnnan IriKteacl of tinulne Mr. 3rlHln. tho tcmiwrary man. in that Capacity day. reached early Earl The seloctfon of Robert of the Supremo Court and Oswald dorfcr as th) two Electors at Largo will serve very i.oll to show how earnest tho rcul Democrats of this State aro In their light against the greatest political error of the century. Tho way Is left open for the Buffalo Convention lo coma Into line (lio delay In islcctlnp the Electors tlie Congressional districts. These will bo choafcn at tho next session-of convention, will be held In on or about Sept. at which ptace a tlralghl sound-money State ticket for Governor, crnoi, and Judgro of tho Court of A will ba pltofiad In nomlnallon. unless, Buffalo gathering should point In a different direction from that now Indicated. M In topipor and tone thero never haa beeaj a better entlon In recent years than one of to-daiy. If conventions ore to meaauroil by sincerity for honeaty In j tics. All tlio delecates' seau and there wbro at least persona la hall. Robert A.! TCcldcnmaan, who caliyd convention TO order, ther wto stood up In Convention Judge Mayriord wax Would; .he misguided Democratic in 1803 .'Out lit by more tillut. r v IN SPA PERI SPA PERI ;