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   New York Times, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1896, New York, New York                               12 Pages Pages VOL. XLVI...NO. NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1896.-COPYRIGHTED, BV THE NEW-YORK TIMES COMPANY. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE NEWS CONDENSED. SVcalher for Thuisday Fair nnd cooler. Stock market more active and stronger. Wheat. rents; corn, M cents; cotton, 7 15-1U cents The Court of Appeals upheld the State racing Duke of won the steeplechase at Morris 3. Princeton won at football from the Uni- versity of Virginia Page 'J. Tschlgonn ami Charojsek are tied for first ul.ice In the iiuernutlonul chess tour- 1J. Residents nf Ramseya. N. J.. ask Dr. Sennor to let the detained Ainr.emaii Immi- grants, Mrs Mary Bryan and her baby, of Bridge- port, Conn were Injured by a cable car in this city 'J. Antonio f.lglio. a supposed Mafia assassin, was arrested In Long Inland City and held by authoruk's Gen. Korwln and former Commissioner Hurray's followers on the cast side set Do _vtb" 3. Dr Jennie R. Merrill and Mrs. Mary E. Williams appointed by the Board or Education 9. Two inon were killed yesterday In this city by being run over by wagons, and an- other r.-an wai badly G. Masonic son Ices liold for Color Bearer Pe't-r D. Bralsted. Jr., In the Grand Lodge room of the Marionic S. MAN SHATTERED BY A BOMB HAMLIN J. ANDBUS KILLED IN HIS PBIVATE OFFICE. Gen. Collls will have an exhibition of hydrants, to show how badly New-York new and Improved Page U. Henry T. BashforJ, Edward Tompklns. and Michael Eagan, counterfeiters, caught hi this cl'y. They had a plant und much Pago 'J. A Urooklyn policeman shot a younp man, clairni to be of a respectable family. Hi- was caught In an attempt at burglary and tried to Page U. John rtellly Is betting that John C. Shce- han v.111 be tlcDoaed from his Tammany leadership threa months after 'J. The Rev. John D. Morrison. D. D., LL D Archdeacon of Ogdensburg. was elected Bishop of the new district of Duluth yc-.terday.--Page 0. Commanderies In the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States are to be organized in California, Florida, and iis. Page West side property holders are. organizing a new company to supply electric service In the.r district. Articles of Incorporation will be filed thld Page Tho annual synod of the Presbyterian Church of New-York State was held yester- day. Tlie bubjjjt of educating young men for the ministry was discussed. Page 0. James C. Tarter In an argument on the Bay Sutc receivership In Wllmlncton yesterday said that the company practically owed no debts and was Page 8. Coroner's Jury holds the builders of a collaosed building and the Department of Buildings Jointly responsible for H. J. Crane's S. John H. Drake, a contractor of this city, Philadelphia, and Plttaburg, died In Phila- delphia Tuesday. He was worth 5. Mr. Bryan spoke In twenty Indiana towns yesterday. At Muncte gold men and sliver mer. armed with clubs nearly had a col- 2. Major McKlnley shpok hands yesterday wl'h a delegation of former neighbors from the- 'township In which he spent his boy- 2. W.T. Rambusch, the Wisconsin defaulter, committed suicide In the National Cemetery, nt Frederlcksburg. Va., Tuesday night. He left no explanation regarding his defalca- Prtge 8. Tlge. the pet dog of little "Tim" Healy, who was found starving a few days aeo by Gciry society agents, was restored to its master yesterday through the efforts of Floyd 0. Several persons made affidavits In tho Brooklyn Surrogate Court, claiming they ivoulil not bellove Joshua J. White, a. bro- ker of Columbia Heights, even when he speaking under 8. Chairman Ilanna nf tho Republican Na- tional Committee offers to co-operate with the Democratic National Committee In pre- venting the coercion of worklngrnen In their votes If any such coercion can be Page 5. Frank 3. Black and Timothy Woodruff, tho Republican candidates for Governor and I.leutonint Governor of the State, made lust nlu'ht at the Brooklyn Acad- emy of 8. At the meeting of the Polleo Board ypi- terday President Roosevelt declared that he was anxious to have Inspector McLaughlln tried before the Commissioners as goon as possible. Nuw charges were made against Capt- Arnold Flesh and his son William were yesterday discharged from police custody. Thf was suspected of havlns shot his fathf-r about a. month ago. The father not accuse his son; neither would ho aay that he attempted 9. Dr. Felton, n P.ipullst Elector at Large In Georgia, resigned last nlpht. and said tiiat he woul 1 vote for Mr. McKlnley. It was scml-oHii-tally announced that all tho Populist Electors would be withdrawn. Mr. Watson says he will keep on Pago 2. Thomas G. Shearman, at a Brooklyn meeting, advised all sound-money Demo- crats to vote for Palmer and Buckner. and not for McKlnley and Hobart. He said one party alone cannot maintain a stable cur- rency. He predicted that tho Republican Party would be defeated In 1900. even If the opposition candidate was a silver Pago 9. A FILIBUSTER CAPTURED. Xlie ItnlelRh Seizes tbe Dnantloa nnd Her Tcniler, the Mnbcy. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 21.-Off New- Smyrna liar this mornln? the United States cruiser Halelgh captured the filibustering steamer Dauntless and her tender, R. L. Mabey. The Dauntless was caught about 'J o'clock, and the Mabey later. The latter steamer was putting out to sea Mth coal and supplies for tho Dauntless, when the Raleigh fired a blank cartridges for her to stop. The Mabey turned about and tried to escape, whereupon the Raleigh flred a solid' shot across her bows, and tho tug heaved to. An otllcer was put In charge of tho Mabey. The Dauntless was brought to St. John's Har. and now lies Inside, In charge of officers from the Ka- lelgh. Cubans here are greatly excited over the news, but claim that the Dauntless had no arms nor men on board. In chasing and capturing' the Dauntless, the Raleigh used her guns several times, and the alleged filibuster came near being sunk. Daronets Check. COLUMBUS. Ga., Oct. Hlrsch. wife of :he late Baron Hlrsch. one Of Europe's greatest philanthropists, has made her presence felt here by a 'donation of u the Temple Bnal Israel, the Jewish synagogue at this place. She waa led to this act by a letter received four months ago f.om Mrs. Gabriel of thla city, was Pres'dent of the Hobrpw Ladles' Aid Society I' was a atrarrfto coincidence that the lady who mado the application for the money wns lylnfr dead upon the rhen the check arrived from Secretary of Arlington Chemical Works, Yonkers, Walked into the Room After Cheerily Greeting His a Few Minutes His Man- gled Body Was May Have Been Meant for His Brother. YONKERS, Oct. J. Andrus, secretary of the Arlington Chemical Works, was killed at about this monilng by a mysterious explosion In his pnvate office at 03 Pallsado Avenuf. He was alone In his office at the time of the explosion. The family of the dead :nan express no doubt that he was foully assubslnated, and many others share this view. The police and the Coroner, who have been Investigating the matter all day, were at first Inclined to give credence to this theory. But through discoveries made by them late this afternoon the" claim to be satisfied that Mr. Andrus was killed whllo experimenting with a bomb. The family, however, attach no Importance to this claim. Mr. Andrus was a well-known and wealthy resident of Yonkers. With his wife, son and three daughters, he occupied a beauti- ful residence at OS Hawthorne Avenue, tho most aristocratic portion ot the city. He was forty-two years old, and as far as known had no enemies. His brolher, John E. Andrus, who Is reputed to be worth several million dollars. Is president of the Arlington Chemical Company, which man- ufacturers peptonlzed foods. Usually. Mr. Andrus, the secretary, rode to his olllce on a bicycle, accompanied by his son. Hiram, twenty-two years old. He did not ride his wheel this morning, but walked. His son rode, as usual, and as he passed his father on the avenue, he shouted: I'll beat you this morning, "Where the Kxplonloii Occurred. Tho office where the explosion occurred Is In a small, one-story brick building, adjoining the factory bulldinjr, which la two and a half stories high. The private office used by Mr. Andrus Is about 20 by 15 feet In size, with windows on three sides. A large safe Is In one end, and the shelf, or desk, used by Mr. Andrus was "fastened under the window looking Into the street, high enough for him to stand at It. Under it was a small box, about two feet long, on which he usually rested his left foot. The police claim the bomb was In this box. Entrance from the street Is through the main office. Another door leads from the main office Into the shipping room, which Is 200 feet long and 40 feet wide. Tho workrooms are over the shipping room. There are forty mon and several Women employed In the factory. Mr. Hiram Andrus arrived at the build- ing about 8 o'clock. He says he went Into his father's office, opened the largest of the three safes, took out the books, and then busied himself looking1 through the mall. He noticed nothing unusual. When he had assorted the mall he walked out to the main office and stood near the door talking with an employe until his father ar- rived. His father gave him a pleasant greeting and passed Into the private office. The Eiplonton. As the elder Andrus disappeared within his office his son went Into the shipping department. He says he had Just reached the other end of the room In about two minutes of tlmo, when he was shocked by a muffled explosion. As he turned he was greeted by a dense volume of yellow smoke which poured from the office door. Others came running from the factory, and as soon as possible they made their way Into the private ofllcc. All the windows and many of the furnish- ings In the olllce were shattered. Near the big safe and almost under the high shelf, upon which Mr. Andrus was In the habit of wrltlnp- was the mangled body ol the sec- retary. The shelf ami the box under It were demolished. Blood was flowing over the carpet. Hiram at first thought there was a. fire, but when he discovered that his father was dead he was overcome. Coroner Miles and the police were quickly summered. They arrived soon after, and the Coconer cleared away tho debris about the body. The head and face of the dead man, from the Jaws upward, were an unrecognizable mass. The left arm was shattered and sev- ered from the body, and the other limbs were hanging by mere threads of flesh and skin. The Coroner searched the clothing of the dead man as well as he could, and found a small countcrslnker and several small steel bits, and papers, money, and jewelry. Word of the explosion spread, and In a few minutes thousands crowded about the entrance to the olHced. President John E. was on his way to the olllce, learned of the on the street. He hurried on, and said llttlo at first, but later declared he believed the explosion came from a deliberate plan of murder. He was not sure that he was not the Intended vic- tim. Flecca of the Dumb. Soon after this the remains of the Secre- tary were taken to the undertaking rooms of Peter H. Hovcy, and the Police, under Chief Mangln, began their examination. They received the first cluo from an old gardener across the street, who found a small piece of wrought Iron, which sug- gested the theory of a bombt. Similar pieces were found embedded In the wood- work about the room and In the body when tho autopsy was performed. Pieces of this Iron wero driven through an inch board twenty feet away. The odor which pervaded the office after the explosion sug- gested that dynamite was used In the bomb, but the police und Coroner declare that the substance was giant powder. Enough small pieces of the alleged bomb were gathered to show that It consisted of a piece of wrought Iron pipe about two and one-half Inthes In diameter, with a malleable Iron plug or cap at one end and another piece of smaller pipe attached to It. Tho police, after a thorough Investiga- tion, declared that the bomb must have been rlaced In tho box under the secretary's desk In some manner BO It would explode when Mr. Andrus put hie foot on the box. At first they believed tho sate might havo been tampered with, and that the oxplo- nlon occurred when It was opened, but thoy laarncd that Hiram Antlrui openod tho aafo before his father arrived. One of the J Coroner thought thut tho explosion 3ilcht havo jeeo by a bottle of .sulphuric acid, tlopcd over on the box Int-t some brown sugar and chloride of potash. He claimed this would have caused the explosion. The police learned '.hr.t MUs Matilda Hook, a scrubwoman, was at the olllce early this morning. She said she vis- ited the office at o'clock, and swept and dusted. She did not disturb the waste paper box, because she had emptied It Tuesday morning. She had noticed nothing out of place In the olllce. When she left she unlocked the door leading to tho private ofllce. Soon after this tho office boy ar- rived, but he did not visit the private office. A Workman's Revelations. During the afternoon the police wero very active, and just before 0 o'clock Chief Mangln announced that he had solved the mystery. His detectives brought In a man named Patrick Klely, a mechanic employed by the Arlington Chemical Company. Klely carried a mysterious looking object, which looked very much like a bomb made of gas pipe. It was composed of a piece of one- pipe, about eight inches long, with a cap on one end and a reducer on the other. In this was Inserted a piece of three-eighths Inch pipe, also with a cap on the end. Klely said the large pipe was kept In stock by tho chemical company, and that Mr. Andrus had frequently been tinkering about with this pipe. Last Friday morning, according to Klely, Mr. Andrus asked him to secure some small pieces of one-half-lnch and three-eighths- inch pipe, like the piece Inserted In the re- ducer, and also some He did not have them In stock, and he secured a supply and met Mr. Andrus In the street. Mr. Andnis took two of them home. He claimed that Mr. Andrus, when he got the Inch pipe, said he needed It home. Klely declared that Mr. Andrus had u fine set of tools and a small workshop fltted up at home. When this was told to Hiram Andrus at tho home of the dead man, he declared It pure Imagination. The pipes which his father had secured, he said, were used In fixing a steam heater In the house, and were not used la making a bomb, or In experiments of any kind. It will be he said. that these plpea were not secured for tho purpose al- leged by the police, and that my father was a victim of a foul plot." He also declared that his father never experimented with chemicals, and that nono of any kind were kept In the office or used in the factory. Hla Brother's Statement. John B. Andrus, when seen by a reporter for THE NEW-YORK TIMES to-night, said: My brother was one of the best-natured men I ever knew. He was so good-hearted that he was not a good business man. As far as I knew he did not have an enemy in tho world. He was wealthy, but beyond this I cannot imagine why any one might wont to kill him. We havo a lot of An- archists In this city, but I don't think they would do this. Only two men have been discharged from our employ In months. Ono was a workman and the other an office boy, but they are beyond suspicion. It la a mystery to me." He was asked If he did not think tha bomb might'have been Intended for him. It may be ho answered. I am a business man and some people don't like men who do business on strictly business principles. Still I can think of no one who would do this. Three weeks ago I was ap- proached by some Anarchist on Greenwich Street, who told me I was too wealthy, and that I ought to give up two-thirds of my money, but I got away from him, and hardly think the Incident had any connec- tion with to-day'a horrible affair. Still I believe it was a deliberate murder. My brother was always tinkering around, but he knew nothing about chemicals, and never experimented with them In any way." The autopsy disclosed two large pieces of tho bomb In the breast of the dead man, one each In the right and left pleurae cavities, and several pieces In the lower part of the left leg. From these wounds It was Inferred that Mr. Andrus was bending under the shelf and over the box when the cxDloslon occurred. The Inquest will be held Friday at 2 P. M. CONSULS' FEES REDUCED. ONLY A MORAL OBLIGATION." A Governor's Clerk Canscs Ohio Bro- kers to Full. COLUMBUS, Ohio. Oct. State Ad- ministration Is incidentally Involved in a mild sensation by the failure of E. W. Seeds Co., grain brokers. Seeds Co. did busi- ness with J. L. Lampson Co. of Chicago, and with members of the New-York Stock Exchange. Their failure was directly due to tho refusal of J. L. Hampton, Gov. Efush- nell's executive clerk, to mckc good hlg margins. Hampton has been a speculator In a small and quiet way for some time, and was caught for about when wheat went up. Seeds had a conference with Gov. Bushncll and gave that gentleman to un- derstand that Hampton hod by Implica- tion made him believe that ho was acting for the Governor. This the Governor in- dignantly denies, and Hampton, who Is worth no money, refuses to meet tho obli- gation. He gives the excuse that It Is a moral obligation, and a State law prevents his being sued GOV. ALTGELD IS VERY SICK A Now and Sweeping Order Issued by Secretary OIney. WASHINGTON, Oct. OI- ney to-day Issued an order of far-reaching effect upon the American Consular Service, which abolishes many of the fees against which foreign shippers and domestic Im- porters have so long protested, and at the same time sweeps away the lucrative attrac- tions of many Consulates abroad, particu- larly those In Great Britain, where the loss to Consular officials In the shape of fees, which they have hitherto retained, will ag- gregate over The new, amend- ments to the Consular regulations are as follows: oath Hlinll he required for the verifica- tion of Invoices of merchandise on the free Hut or subject to specific duty only. verlllcntlon by oath of Invoices or merchandise subject oxprt-ralv or In sited to nil valorem July mav be required when the Con- sular ofllcors to whom tho Invoices are presented hns reasonable ground to ouspect fraudulent un- dervaluation or other willful mlsstntement there- in, but shall not be required In any other case. (Under this section, any oath may be taken by a commissioner or such other officers as are per- mitted by law.) officers are prohibited from re- ceiving the whole or anv part of the teen charged by a. commissioner or other officer for administer- ing oaths to Invoices, from receiving anything as a gratuity or otherwise on account of the ad- ministration of such oaths, nnd from bcins In any way either directly or Indirectly pecuniarily Interested in such fees. These regulations, which take effect at once, are expected to effect a great reform In the service and correct many abuses which have been alleged to exist. Tho Treasury Department has been en- gaged In an effort for a long time to do away with the tax upon foreign shippers and American Importers upon free list or specific duty articles In invoices, but could nnd no relief except through statutory en- actment until the attention of the Sate De- partment was called to the matter, with the resuU given above. The third para- graph of the new regulations Is designed to destroy the Incentive to the excessive fee system that has rrown up and to do away with a systom which was never contem- plated under the law governing tho com- pensation of Government officials. WHEAT DOWN THREE CENTS CHICAGO SPECULATORS WEBB IN A HUBBY TO BELL. A CHICAGO RAILROAD DEAL. Churlo T. a. Good Thing for His Company. CHICAGO, Oct. T. Yerkes has executed a great coup. When the West Chicago Street Railroad "Company was transferred from the West Division to the West Chicago Company the latter company Issued a blanket mortgage for The company from time to time Issued stock, when dividends were on a 0 per cent, basis, and Issued debentures, as It became necessary to ralso money. Real estate of the company has frequently been purchased In the narao of a trustee, and mortgages made against the property. In addition, a total of JO.OOO.OOO debentures stand against the company. The Directors have taken the authority on themselves to substitute the dnbentures for the 5 per cent, bonds of, the West Chi- cago Street Railway Company. Tne. in- terest on the 50.000.000 debentures will be' reduced 1 per cent, and the entire floating debt of the company will be wiped out. In 'the end It la a saving to the company alao of aa the present total ahead of the stock la THE PASTOR HAD TO RETIRE. He Interfered a Love Affair of Him FAIRBURN. Ga., Oct. 21.-The Rev. T. V. Dodd. a Baptist preacher of this city, hafs been forced to resign his pastorate beoaysybf the arbltratorshlp which he exercised In a matter of love. He has two parishioners who contribute largely to the support of the church. Messrs. R. W. Mayson and George Smith. Some time ago a young son of Mr. May- son wrote a letter to one of Mr. Smith's daughters. In which he gave expression to the kind of love which Is spoken by a youth of sixteen. The girl's father became irate, and brought the matter before the pastor for settlement. The reverend gentleman did not wish to wholly offend the Mayson party, so he requested the offending young man merely to withdraw from church worship. This he refused to do, and such confusion ensued that Pastor Dodd Is now without a charge. STRONG BRYAN SENTIMENT. He IB n Nervous "Wreck ns the Result of Campaign "Work. CHICAGO, Oct. of Gov. John P. Altgeld are much worried about his health. Fears are expressed that he may collapse before the end of the campaign. It wns late before the Governor arose this morning, and a number of persons called at his room at the Annex to find that he had left orders not to be dis- turbed. The Governor Is a sick said ono of his close friends to-day. A casual glance will convince any ono that he Is a nervous wreck, and It will bo a. great sur- prise to mo If he survives this campaign." Central and South American People for the Silver Candidate. COLON, Colombia, Oct. Jarge sec- tion of the population of Central and South America, as shown by advices received here, favor the candidacy of Bryan for tho Presidency of the United States and the free coinage of silver. I.ynmn's Sentence. WASHINGTON. Oct. Charles H. Lyman of the cruiser Montgomery has been convicted of drunkenness and sen- tenced to lose six months In his grade. The offense occurred while the vessel was at Key West recently, and when the Mont- gomery came North the court-martial took place in the fleet at Tompklnsvllle under Admiral Bunco's orders. The finding and sentence have been approved by tho Secre- tary of the Navy. Lieut. Lyman was navigating officer of the Kearsarge when that vessel was wrecked on Roncador. Reef. Bradetreet's, Too, Announced 000 Bushels Increase in World's Visible Stock, and Though the Grain Was Higher in London, Prices Abroad Wore Not Enough to Hold Up Bushels Sold in This City. CHICAGO. Oct. A flurry In which the bulls came out second best took place to- day at the opening of tho wheat market, the excitement attending upon the trade running quite as high as on any occasion ekico the stirring scenes began. Evpn before tho regular market opened the curb or open-board trading was marked by nervousness. December was up to 70% cents and down to 77% cents, the lowest figure being quotea when the legiti- mate operations began. A rapid sliding Ecalo was immediately Inaugurated, the option mentioned dropping to cents. afcr which there was a, pause, with a rest- less undertone prevailing. The' decline was clearly the result of for- eign Indifference. Liverpool was 2d. higher, but that advance was not considered In keeping with the anxiety said to exist abroad. Importance was attached to the apparent lukewarmness of San Francisco, where the boom appeared to have been checked. The absence of a short Interest of any material proportions permits prices (o slump easily, aa the demand to cover previous sales then becomes conspicuous by Its Insignificance. The Northwest receipts this morning were 100 cars heavier than on last Wednesday and 18 less than on the correupCMdiHE day a year ago. Rapidly vanishing profits very soon forced selling by some of the prominent winners on the recent advance. Pyramlders were obliged to dispose of vast quantities bought on gains made during the past few weeks. For a time It appeared as though tho break would be disastrous. Throughout the latter part of the session and until near the closo tho trade only fair. Several efforts -were made to bring about a recovery, but Bradstreet's an- nouncement of ars4acrease In the world's stocks of approximately bushels discouraged buying. The last few moments were panicky. Where lately every one was a bull, not any but sellers appeared, and prices wero without any support. It was a case where any figure was satis- factory so the wheat was sold. Nothing In the'way of news could help the market un- der these circumstances, .and December, which closed yesterday at and this morning was quoted at on the curb, went begging at 76Vlc. t A sale was made at but the official ojoso' was ASSETS FOR A DIME. Uncollectible P.iytr of the Mechanics' Dank, Newark, Sold. NEWARK. N. J.. Oct. 21.-FrederIck Frelinghuyscn Is winding up his receiver- ship of the Mechanics' National Bank, that failed fifteen years ago because Oscar L. Baldwin, tne cashier, had used of the bank's funds In the speculations of Nugent Co., a leather firm. Baldwin served ten ytara in prison, was pardoned, and la living here now. The receiver has paid depositors of 5200 or less In full, und other depositors 80 per cent. He offered ot auction to-day the "nominal nssetb" remaining in his hands. A bunch of checks and bills receivable hav- ing a face value of were sold for 10 cents. The second ascet was a Judgment for against Baldwin. Judge Frederick F. Guild bid Do you realize that the paper Is worth- Inquired the receiver, who was sur- prised. I want 11 merely as a souvenir of the greatest failure In the replied the Judge. Mr. Frcllnghuyspii was satisfied, and Inquired for further bids. There were others, and Collar by dollar at first, then ty 55 and the bids mounted to ?501 by Judge Guild. Mr. Frellnghuysen said that for some rea- son the Judgment had a far greater value than he had thought, and he would post- pone the sale for two weeks that he might consult with the Controller, reserving the right to accept the last bid. BIGGEST LENS IN THE WORLD. Juat loss for th'e 'day. THREE A FOURTH DROP HERE. Irregular Market In December Op- tlon> and Total Sale, of The wheat market wad feverish at its opening. The traders seemed all at sea over the prices and- Just how to take the foreign advices. The cables had quoted higher, but perhaps not generally satisfac- torily so. But Chicago was soiling at a, decline, where there was a pressure to realize, and the New-York traders followed the West in Its closing out for profits. On the curb here December had stood at bid, or %c. above last night, but with tho opening of the Exchange It first sold at 44Kc, or 2c under the curb price, jumped up to and down to all In two or three minutes, with a good deal of nervousness, after which It quieted down, and the trade, waited for new feat- ures. After the very Irregular and unsettled condition at the opening, the wheat market continued to ease off, and the close was at the lowest of the day, or 3Vlc below yester- day. With heavy liquidation for foreign and local account, December sold from SIVic. down to and closed at and May from to 85M.C., closing at 85M.C. Total of sales Is bushels. That for the Tclcicopc of the Geneva BOSTON, Oct. 21.----The lens for the great telescope of the observatory nt Lake Geneva. .WIs., tho finest and largest tele- scope lens In the world, has been completed, after two and a half years' labor, and now lies at the workshop of Prof. Alvin Clark In Cambridge, awaiting the orders of the Chicago University authorities. Its focal distance is 01 foot, the extreme diameter of the clear aperture is 41% Inches. Tlio crown la about ,'i Inches thick at the mid- dle and Hi Inches thick at the outer eilgea, and weighs pounds. The flint weigns 310 pounds. The lens and its Iron ring and cell weigh about pounds. Tho cost of the glass plates In Paris was and the entire cost of the lens Is estimated to have been For Us Journey west It will be wrapped In flannel and bedded In curled hair, In a box mounted on springs, and flacked with excelsior In a large box. It will ride In the centre of a car, and will be accompanied by four men. _____________________ THURBER WILL BOLT. The President's Private Secretary De- clares Ills WASHINGTON. Oct. Secre- tary Thurber Intends to bolt the Chicago tlcHet. When, Immediately after that con- vention, a newspaper correspondent asked Mr. Thurber for a declaration of his Inten- tions the Secretary declined to talk. I he said, to keep out of the flght this time." From then until a few days ago he stuck to his resolution. Before leaving with the President for Mr. Thurber said: I have been persuaded that It la my duty to declare myself. My many friends In Michigan havo urged mo to this, and per- haps it is well I should comply. I have pre- pared my statement. I have It In my desk at the Expoutlvc Mansion. I have not de- cided Just when to promulgate It, but shall doubtless do so before long." After stating his reasons for bolting the Chicago ticket Mr. Thurber will declare for Palmer and Buckner. NO INTEREST A WHEAT CORNER. Flnnl Sentence for a Murderer. LONG ISLAND CITY. Oct. Mayhew. the negro convicted of the murder of old Stephen Powell at Herapstead Ma.rch 7 last, was brought from Sing Sine prison this morning to th- Queens County Court of Oyer and Termlncr to be sentenced. Ho was called to the bar at a.nd told that the Court of Appeals at Albany had ap- proved his conviction nf murder In the first degree. Lawyer Brooke of Npw-York moved for a now trial on varlouty grounds, but Justice Gaynor denied the motion, and fixed the week beginning Nov. 30 as the time for the execution. John Wayne. Mayhow's ac- complice, who confessed his part In the crime and gave evidence that led to May- hew'a conviction, la serving term for manslaughter at Slnjt Blng. Injured on Her Bicycle. HALIFAX, N. S., Oct. Ersklne, the wife of Vice Admiral Sir J. Ersklne. while riding a bicycle along Brunswick Street to-day was thrown from her wheel by a horse that was being led suddenly shying and striking her. She struck tho ground with much forco and, sustained a sprained anklo and Injury to her side. To Build His Mnnsolcnm. NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 21.-There was filed In the County Clerk's office to-day a contract for a family mausoleum to be built by Judge Kreuger In Falrmount Ceme- tery. It will cost, when completed. In tho neghborhood of Tho masonry work, without the granite, will cost about President Jiimcs J. Hill Soya the Story la Alisurd. ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. attention of James J. Hill, President of tho Great Northern Railway, was called to a sensa- tional story printed In a New-York paper yesterday to the effect that he, Charles A. Plllsbury, and other men of wealth had entered into a gigantic combination to cor- ner wheat. Mr. Hill characterized tho story as wholly absurd. He said that reports from the various sta- tions along the Great Northern Road Indi- cated thtt there was far less wheat In the elevators than at any time for the last three years, and that he had no doubt that the grain was moving to market with unusual speed, owing to the great rise In the price of wheat since last Friday. Grain wao even moving In large quantities from as far west as Idaho and Washington, some of It going dlract to Portland, thonco to be shipped to India. Mr. Hill rejects the Idea that there Is any politics In the rise In the price of wheat. Both Mr. Washburne and Mr. Plllsbury last evening denied lhat they had any in- terest whatever in a wheat garner. Stabbed Dorlnn a Rnrr. William McNally, thirty-two years old, who lives on Claromont Avenue, Brooklyn. was taken from 9 Bowery, a lodging house, to Gouverncur Hospital early this morning suffering from two stub wounds In the neck. statement to the Eldrldgc Street police was that he had received his Injuries during a row In Cunningham's'sa- loon at Chathum Square and Oliver Street. The name of his assailant he refused to give. The police of the Oak Street and El- drldge Street Stations are trying to find the man who stubbed him. Mnclierel Plenty In IVew-Jortiey. WOODBRIDGE, N. J., Oct. bridge Creek was filled with mackerel this morning. They were so thick that as the tide went down and left the fish In the shallow water, people caught them with their hands and In Mackerel were never seen In this section before. THE WEATHER. Hawk AttnclH a. Han. WESTHAMPTON. L. I., Oct. 21.-Farmer 3. Jackeon of Eastport was aroused early this mor.-ilriF by n noise In his poultry house. He seized hla gun and went out- side, where he found a big hawk circling about. He tried to kill It with a blow of MB gun, and It attacked him. He retreated a few atepa and then shot the hawk. Wheat am a Political Factor. WASHINGTON. Oct. attack of Chairman Butler on tho wheat bulls. In which he charges that the present rise in wheat is due to manipulation for political effect, causes, surprise and amusement in Chicago. The free Bllverltes have been making efforts to secure help from tho Agricultural Department to bolster up the absurd claim that tho rise In wheat Is pure manipulation. Quotations from the officials of the Bureau of Agriculture on the wheat situation are carefully suppressed by the Bryanltes. One effect of the Introduction of wheat prices Inlo the campaign as a political factor will ne to're- vlve anti-option agitation.In Congress. Sen- ator Butler, In his Interview, mnkea sugges- tions to that Import, and It Is altogether likely that ha will personally Inaugurate another campaign against tho commercial Exchanges along that line. PRINCETON'S BIG JUBILEE THE SESQUI-CENTENNIAL CELE- BRATION OF THE The IndlcnUonn for to-dny arc fair and cooler wentlier. The barometer has fallen on (he New-Knglnnd coast and from the Lower Missouri Valley west- ward over Southern Rocky Mountain districts; it has risen from the lake region southward to tho Gulf coast, and wcstuard of tlie Hocky Mountain districts. The barometer la lowest In Arizona and highest north of Montana. A sec- ond nrea of high pressure covers the Ohio Vnllcy. The depression which was central to the north of the lower lake region this mornlnR has moved eastward, nnd now covers New-England and the Lower St. Lawrence Volley. It la colder In the lower lake region, the Middle Atlantic Slates. and Upper Ohio Valley, and the plateau regions, and It Is warmer In the Mississippi and Missouri Volleys. Local Bhowera prevailed dur- ing the day In New-England nnd the lake re- gion. The weather Is clear to-night, except In North- ern New-England. In the northern portions of the lake region, and In Eastern Teuxa, where cloudlncea continues. The weather will be fair and cooler Thursday from New-England southward to Florida, and It be fair from the lake region southward to the East Gulf coast. The record of temperature for the twenty-four hours ended at midnight, taken from THE NEW- YORK TIMES'3 thermometer and from the ther- mometer of tho Weather Bureau, la as follows: TIMES. The LqRilon Wheat LONDON, pot. 21.-ln the grain market to-day there Un activity than' day, but woa no abatement' In firmness of. Ha tono, and the tendency was hlffher. Foreign wheat! wero Od d.earor and Hour WM firm and a shilling dearer, Last Night's Grand ProccbsiulT of the Alumni nnd Re- viewed by President Cleveland, Qov. Griggs, and President Patton The Largest Parade Ever Wit- nessed at Princeton Fireworks Close the Exercises. PRINCETON', N. J., Oct. All that goes to make up a pleasant Tall evening conspired f.-nlght tJ the closing exer- cises of the itlumnl ar.d Eludent of tho 1'iliiciilun betqul-ixriUMnJa! a glc'lo'js bcnj- oft. All the clemt.r.tb wl.i'jn ujijieal to the poetic; fancy were there, tlie fuM-urbt-J moon binileU through the elms, toll brteze-j played amons the leaves anil tl.o ulr not cool enough to make It All day long the ennuis haJ bcu.i In from nil di- rections. nnJ at 7 o'clock It estimate J that lliere verc Lutwoi n U.oixi an 1 visitors In town. They swarmed tiie ht reels and the campus su one coJiJ scarcely got through. The great event of tho the Iirocebhlon of alumni and with of otln.-.- nnJ the Illumination of tlie campus iiid N'asbau Hall. At 7. lj o'clock 1'icslJeni CNn ulantl, ac- companied Ijy hl-i arrKiM at tilt- hta- tlon. und xsas tsco.tod to tlie ro stand In from of Nassau Jlali by tnu i- delphla. City Troop of On Uio platform with tin- I'reMdi-nt ClrlHijH. Dr. I'aUon. Mr. JUnry Jl Cor, Dr Ch.'.rlcs U. tiiccn, 1'iof Aii- with tu-i- j uti.-- an Informal on en tlu- bland tho ouiaslcn w.i.-, j, Nassau Street, and th  of Iholr pranks fro.sh In thoii inlricb. could got up. Tho parade was headed by tne only-first ICglment Hand of Nevv-Yoili and following this was tho company 01' under-graduates knoun us the ".Mercer liluts. wearing cocked hats and tho buff and blue uniforms of Colonial daya. Aa these passed by tho band struck up the tune, Jus; Tell Them lhat You Saw Me." Following then came a company of Yale men In caps and gowns, followed by the un- dergraduates of Princeton. The Old Guard comprised of classes from 1S23 to Ib.VJ, passed by next, commanded by Adjt.- Gcn. W. S. Strykcr, 'M. and marching to the time of Auld Lang SJIIP." Tho clasa of 'SI provided one of the most Intereatiiis 'catures of the occasion. An advance guard of men dressed In short breeches and long coata of George Washington style, pre- ceded the coach In which the Rev n. D. Harlan of Rochester was seated, taking the part of George himself. The coach was drawn by four gray horses and two darkles were perched upon the high Koat In front. The motto on one of the trasparcnclcs car- ried by the- clasb of '93 excited conMdLra- ble merriment. It was addressed to the President, und read: Grovi-r, Si ml Your to at which His Kxcel- cncy smiled as If lie would take the matter nlo consideration at a later day. lilvt'll. 1805. 8 A. M 0 A. M 43 Jb90. 04 47 67 CO G2 02 03 60 01 47 4 P. M........ 6 P. M........ 0 P. 12 P. THB TlMEB'B thermometer la 0 the itreet level; lhat of Ihe Weather Bureau l> 283 foot street lavol. temperatures yoitenlay were i.e fol- lowi: Printing Houea Bquare Weather Bureau Correfponfllnff date date for twenty CerepleU umn k T, Col After the procession had passed by tho band commenced playing Old nnd of voltes look up the refrain, I '.Ml by Henry M. AU-x. aider, from sltps of Nassau Hall. Other --ijiigv, fol- lowed, after which Mr. Alexander piopo'-iil thiee chirrs "ion lor CltM-laml, .Mrb Cleveland, the >jiie-is Horn universities. Dr. Patton. Hall, Grlggs. and Pi of. all of which were given with a rousing w.ll. A line pyrotechnic display, cont.unmir several appropilute set pleii's. completid tho evening's programme, and the peopld were compelled to go away dis- appointed at not been ablo to hear the President. During the entire evening1 Nassau Hall was brilliantly lllumln.Ui d by thousands of electric which outlliioJ windows and towers, bringing the historic old building Into stiong iclief against tha sky. THE ALL MM HAY KXIIHCISHS. Graduates from ClnsNcn for Seventy Yours I'rOBfiit. N. J-, Oct. Hall was not near large enough to hold all those who desired to pink-Irate in tha Alumni Day exercises held there morn- ing as a part of the Princeton si'sqiil-cen- tennlal celebration. The town was full of alumni. Graduates In almost every class of the last seventy years were present and appeared In the academic procession with which the ceremonies bi-gan. The procession, htaded by Gov. Grigs1'. President Patton. and Grand Marshal Pi of. Llbbey, formed at Marquand Chapel, and proceeded to Alexander Hall. The procession was even more dignified and stately and spectacular than >ester- day's because nil the delegates had arrived nnd were In line, In their flowing robes of variegated colors. The stately Interior of Alexander Hall was a scene of surpassing grandeur. Here was the aged scholar nlth honors thick upon him; the gray-haired statesman; min- isters of every denomination; profohsors from every Important college nnd unUer- America; delegates froi.i a score of foreign universities; nlumnl In every walk and station of life; the pravc old senior." the "stately the gay young soph- and tlie "verdant such as were to squeeze into the stray nooks and corners, for the visitors and del- egates were first to be cared for, nnd nearly the entire undergraduate body were on the outside. Gov. Grlggp, who Is by the char- ter of the college the nominal President of tho Board of Trustees, presided. The Scsqul-Ccntonnlnl Poem. After a prelude by tho orchestra. Gov. Orlg-gB Introduced tho Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke who, aa a representative of the Cll- osoph'lo Society, delivered the seaqulconten- nlal poem, entitled aa fol. lowi: Into the dust of the maklnr et man vnta hlq Ufa befun. lihmaatorful the wish to Itie of. hli raaktnt, man Mi wortu H tin SPAPFRf   

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