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   Ohio Democrat, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1890, New Philadelphia, Ohio                               OHIO DEMOCRAT. I" FRANK C. IRVINE, Editor and ProprWor, PHILADELPHIA...OHIO. ABOUT WILD ANIMALS. OF PERIL Foolhardy Trip Across Niagara lliver on a Cable. They Are Becoming Scarce and Bring High Prices In the Markets. Speaking of what be hoped to add to liie Central Park menagerie in the near future, Superintendent Conklin said re- eently that but few valuable animals are given to zoological gardens in this 'country, as they are abroad, for public interest in "zoos" here lags far behind tbe popular enthusiasm taken in similar collections throughout Europe. All rare atnmals for this menagerie must be purchased out of the which tnust also pay the keepers, buy food for the animals and keep the buildings in repair and the grounds in order. The New York menagerie is one of the four St in the world opened free to the public. The remaining three are at Vienna, Paris and Chicago. The one at Vienna is supported by the Emperor and is in the castle garden. Mr. Conklin is very anxious to secure a mate for the double-horned rhinoceros, but a most serious obstacle to his making the purchase of a very fine one offered in Bremen for is the present tariff of twenty per cent on imported ani- mals. This would add another to the cost, and make the immediate pur- chase of the animal impossible. This menagerie has no giraffes. The only pair owned by a zoological garden in this country is at Cincinnati. A good specimen of the giraffe about two years old would cost where ten years ago one could have been bought for 6300 or 8400. They have been growing scarce of late, as is the case with all North African animals. Mr. Conklin said that zebras, which ten years ago could be bought for to now cost One could hardly give away a lion ten years ago, but to- day males are scarce at each. The ostrich has remained unchanged in price, as have all animals brought into domestication. A pair is now worth 8600. The kangaroo has changed but little in value. The war between the English and the Mahdi not only drove the animals fur- ther into the interior, but destroyed the posts where those who captured the animals brought and sold them to the agents. These agents then waited un- til enough were captured to form a cara- van, when they started for the coast of the Red Sea, and there shipped the ani- mals to Marseilles and from there to Bremen. The animals from India, Australia, Ceylon and the East Indian Islands are sent to dealers in London and Liverpool. The areas inhabited by wild animals are growing less all over the world, and Superintendent Conklin thought it not at all improbable that in 200 years the menageries would contain all the wild animals in existence. The great auk, a bird living in Arctic regions and re- sembling the penguin, has become ex- tinct within the last fifteen years. Its eggs were nutritious and highly prized by the sailors. Of the fifty or sixty known varieties of deer the menagerie here owns but seven, and the superin- tendent is very anxious to increase this number. Speaking of menageries in other countries, Mr. Conklin said that Ger- many was the only country where the "zoo" was run as a commercial enter- prise. The London zoological garden is the largest in the world, and after that comes the one at Am- sterdam. The New York menagerie ranks fourth or fifth. The zoo- logical gardens of this country in order of their importance are those at Philadelphia, New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago and Washington. The Government has recently appro- priated for tho purchase of grounds and for animals to stock the menagerie in Washington. There are no "zoos" in Canada. Ger- many has about twenty, England four and France three. The fine collection that belonged to the King of Italy was sold at his death and one of the ele- phants belongs to tho Central Park menagerie. Holland has three large menageries; Austria and Hungary have one each; Russia has one at St Peters- burg and one at Moscow; India has one at Calcutta and ono now building at Bombay; Australia has five; China has one, and on Ceylon and many East India islands there are collections of local animals. In Switzerland bear pits are very Y. Times. Interostmtr Surgical Operation. An, interesting operation of flesh grafting, which was one of the discov- eries of M. Paul, Bert, has just been performed at the great gun-works in Paris by a surgeon named Dubousquet- Labordiere. A workman had his foot badly burned by molten-iron, destroying the skin over a surface of about eight inches by four. Tho surgeon took four strips of flesh from the thigh of a young man and as many from four different frogs, transferring them to the wounded man's foot By great care the wound healed in eleven days. The cicatrice obtained by the frog's skin was soft and inodorous; that from the hu- man 'flesh was much harder, producing irritation at many points. The result of the operation is of groat importance, showing the superiority of frog-skin and flesh for serious wounds where both skin and flesh have been torn or burned Louis Republic. The Bert Hammer Report. "I've bad a delightful time on my ?acation. No regular hours for meals. A largo, airy room. No charge for hot ind cold batbs. All fruits and vege tables. A well-stocked wine cellar and QO charge for corkage, and, above all, ao fees for the servants." Where is this 1 Y. Sun. a polite man Mr. Geestrlng the violinist, is." -Indeed? I had nof noticed it" "Oh, yes. Why, he's bow ing and scrsplng all Daring Antics While Crossing the Chasm in the Presence of Af- frighted Thousands. -i Toronto, the iu a Stout Succewiful ideal Samuel Dixon, of Wonderful Feat Manner. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Sept name of Samuel Dixon, a photographer of Toronto, has been added to the list of of for on Saturday he successfully performed the daring feat of crossing the cable stretched across Niagara river at a point midway be- tween the suspension and cantilever bridges. The cable is three-fourths of an inch thick and 923 feet long. It was erected by Stephen Peer, of Niagara Falls, three years ago, and he succeeded in crossing it on June 23, 1887. lie was so elated over his success that he went on a protracted spree and on the night of June 35 of the same year he was found bleeding and unconscious on the rocks below the cable, having gone asleep on the precipice and rolled over the cliff. On August 3, 1887, Prof. E. Delan at- tempted to walk the same cable, but was unnerved after getting out a few feet from the bank and gave up the at- tempt. Since then the cable has never been used and several of the guy ropes and sandbags disappeared. All were replaced, however, for Dixon's attempt, and the cable was drawn in six feet, thus raising it in the center about four feet A huge British flag floated from the Canadian end of the cable and the American flag ornamented the cable on the American side. Both banks of the river were thronged, especially the Ca- nadian side, from which the start was made. Tho time fixed for the feat was o'clock and a few minutes before tho appointed time Dixon appeared, dressed in yellow tights, a black silk waist band, red silk socks, a black coat and black silk cap. He glanced across the river from the lofty cliff and took oil his coat just at the minute appointed. Seizing the balancing pole he spoke a few words to the crowd and started on his walk. His logs trembled slightly as he walked out a few feet When about 200 feet from the starting place ha raised one foot and balanced the polo on his leg. A little further and he dem- onstrated to the crowd that he was full of nerve and confidence by bending ona knee to the wire and saluting the peo- ple, lie picked his way very cautiously as he went down the slope to a point near the center, when he sat down on the wire. A little further on he resumed his seat the wire and performed a few tricks, raising both feet over tho pole, the latter resting on the cable. Exactly twelve minutes after starting out, Dixon struck torra firma on the American side and was enthusiastically received by the Americans. After a rest of four minutes he reappeared on the wire and walked out to tho Ameri- can flair, where he rested himself and wrapped the stars and stripes around him. After a few tricks he went back to the American side and was conveyed in an open carriage across the bridge to the Canadian side. Without pausing 'or rest he again went out on the wire backward and when he reached the British flag he sat down and folded the lag over his shoulder, being photo- fraphed in this position as well as in an upright position. Dixon was then ionized by the crowd, and some qf his 'riends took up a liberal collection for turn. A DnngerotiN BOSTON, Sept. steamer Rial to arrived in this port Sunday from Ant- werp and reports that on August 20 she passed an abandoned- and waterlogged vessel, apparently an American of about tons burden. Her decks were swept and masts gone by the board. She had the appearance of having long been in this condition. As she lies in the track of vessels sue is a dangerous derelict. Weather Crop Bulletin. Sept. weather crop bulletin issued for the week end- ing Saturday says: The weather dur- infr "the past week in the States of tho Upper Mississippi, Lower Missouri and the Ohio valleys was generally favor- able for growing crops, especially throughout tho principal corn produc- ing States. Considerable damage is re- ported in North Dakota from hail and severe local storms.________ Reed's Campaign Closed. PoRTF-ASP, Me., Sept cam- paign in Speaker Reed's district closed Saturday night with a mass mooting at tho city hall. Over persons were present. Mr. Reed and Major McKin- ley came upon the platform together and were loudly applauded. Tho Speak- er delivered a short address. Mr. Reed then introduced Major McKinley, who delivered the most eloquent speech of tho campaign.____________ A New President Elected. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. meet- ing of tho executive committee of the Independent Order of Railway Conduc- tors was held here Sunday. Tho resig- nation of President Calvin S. Wheaton was accepted and E. D. Nash, of St Albans, Vt, was elected to fill the va- cancy. A committee of five was ap- pointed to prepare a circular setting forth tho principles and aims of tbe or- der. Doubly Fatal Shooting- Affray. PLEASANT WILL, Mo., Sept a quarrel in a disreputable house here Saturday night between John Parker, A. D. Wells and several other men, Parker was shot through the head and instantly killed and Oliver Hughes shot in the neck and fatally wounded. Wells and six inmates of tho house were ar- rested. ___ Resumed W0rk. BRI.LBFONTE, Pa., Sept 8.-Tho Bfillo- (onto glass worka has begun blowing the full twenty pots of the furnace., The furnace basnet run at full capacity for a year and a half. The prospect! for a prosperous season bright. ELECTION IN MAINE. Carry the State by an croasd Majority on a Light Vote-Speak- er Reed Again Elected to Congress. PORTLAND, Me., Sept. total vote of Portland is: For Burleigh Thompson Clark 143. For 3.648, Frank Hussey (Pro.) 77. Four Re- publican legislators are elected and ono Democrat, the latter on account of local dissatisfaction. There is great enthu- siasm in the city over the result of Reed's election and a bis meeting was held in the City Hall with an address by Reed. Forty-three of 53 towns in the First district give Reed Frank scattering 45; Reed's plurality The same towns in 1888 gave Reed 511, Emery scattering 356; Reed's plurality Forty-eight out of fifty-three towns in the First district eive Reed Frank Reed's plurality against in 1888. The remaining towns are small and will not materially change these figures. One hundred and ninety-sir towns give Burleigh Thompson scattering Burleigh's plurality The towns in 1888 gave Burleigh Putnam scatter- ing 3.770; Burleigh's plurality hundred and ten towns give Bur- leigh Thompson Clark 861, scattering 958. The same towns in 1S88 gave a Republican vote of Dem- ocratic Prohibition scatter- ing Republican plurality against Republican gain 501. If the towns to hear from fall off in the same proportion the final vote should stand: Republican about Demo- cratic scattering total 000. One hundred and thirty towns give Burleigh Thompson Clark 496, scattering 544. The last time Bur- leiph had Putnam Gush- ing 900, scattering 699. Republican plu- rality as against two years ago, a Democratic gain of 2S7. One hundred and fifty towns give Bur- leigh Thompson Clark 608, scattering 609. Last time Burleigh had Putnam Cushing scattering 844. Republican plurality 799, against two years ago, a Dem- ocratic gain of 21. In 1SSO, the off year, the vote stood, Republican Democratic Prohibition scattering 23: Repub- lican plurality This year the plurality will be about 19.000, a pain of and ahead of the Presidential vear. Tho members of Congress are re- elected by large majorities, M Reed's beinpr doubled. The county officers are mostly Republican. The Senators are probably all Republicans, as in the last Legislature, and the Representatives must stand full as strongly Republican, namely: 125 Republicans to 26 Demo- crats. AUGUSTA, Me., Sept. Manley, of tho Republican State Com- mittee, has sent the following dispatch to President Harrison: "Maine gives the largest Republican majority in an off year since 1860, and a larger majority than given in a Presidential contest since 186S, with the single exceptions of 1SS4 and 1SSS. Governor Burleigh is re- elected by a majority exceeding Speaker Reed is re-elected by the larg- est majority he ever received, exceed- ing Representatives Dingley, Bcutelle and Milliken are re-elected by majorities ranging from to Arrest of a Prominent Railroad- er at Hudson, N. OF THE Claimed That He la Responsible for the Recent Disaster on the New York Central. Stcry of Recent Events in Othci Ohio Cities. Alleged That He a Knight of Labor and a Excitement Caused by Arrent. ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. J. Reed, a brakeman residing at East Al- bany, was arrested yesterday at Hudson, charged with wrecking the train near Castleton Thursday night It that he has confessed his crime and has given the names of four companions, all of whom, it is said, are strikers. The greatest excitement prevails here and the strikers themselves make threats against Reed. He was brought to this city very quietly and is thought to be confined in the Central depot, although Superintendent Bissell denies it Mr. Bissell when seen last night by a reporter said: "I have nothing to say and would prefer to have things kept quiet. To-morrow may be a day of sur- prises." The facts are difficult to obtain, but it seems that as soon as the detectives went to work they found traces of Reed, who is a well-known railroad man, his whole f imily being in the business. He was tracked to Schodiack and then to Hudson and one of the detectives found him at a house of prostitution. The chief detective of the road slapped him on the back and said: "Reed, we want you at Albany." The man turned pale and said: "What for? that job at Castle- ton. Who Reed was brought here Sunday after- noon. Mr. Bissell's reticence in the matter, it is believed, arises from the fact that they are trying to get Reed to give the names of the others and fur- ther rumors say that prominent Knights of Labor are concerned. Master Workmen Lee said that Reed was not a striker, but had refused to go out with them in the late trouble. He says the knights sympathize with the road and hope that all concerned will be caught. Reed is unmarried and lives with his mother at East Albany. He has been missing ever since the night of the wreck. At his home last night it was stated that he was a Knight of Labor and a striker, despite the Knights' de- nial. Late last night a man named Lon Miller, a railroad man, a Knight of La- bor and a striker, was arrested at his home in Greenbush Hollow, charged with being one of the wreckers. It is thought that Reed has turned State's evidence and that this is the first fruit of the evidence. Other arrests are promised to-day. No information of any consequence can bo obtained from the railroad authorities. LAGONDA SCHOOL FIGHT. The Trouble a Sensational Arrest for Criminal Libel. SPRINGFIELD, 0., Sept Bal- leu tine school matter has assumed a nest sensational phase. Mr. Ballentine was assigned as principal of the Lagon- da schools by the unanimous vote of the school board of this city August 18 last. Two weeks ago, at the regular meeting of the school board, a petition signed by over 250 heads of families at Lagonda was presented to the board. Ballentine has had Dr. J. W. Nelson, who makes serious charges against him, arrested for criminal libel. Dr. Nelson stoutly maintains that he can prove his The citizens of Lagonda took their daughters from the school and refuse to send them while Ballentine is principal. Another Attempt to Wreck a Passenger Train. This Time It Was at Old Troy, X. Y., on the Central Road. TRAIN WRECKING SUSPECTS Two More Arrests at Albany, N. toctived anil Police Very Busy. ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. the alleged train wrecker arrested at Hud- son, is still kept in close confinement at tho Central railroad" depot in this city. Nobody is allowed to talk to him, and his family are not even permitted to see him. Superintendent Bissell and De- tective Pinkerton refuse to answer any questions, but hint to reporters of com- ing sensational developments. The gen- eral impression is that Reed is held for information and is voluntarily a prison- er. The reason for not jailing him is said to be fear of a suit for false im- prisonment The detectives are all busy and the Albany police focco is in use besides. As a result of the information fur- nished by Rood, detectives Pinkertoa, Humphreys, Devino and Jackson, to- gether with the local force, ran down two men yesterday. The men are John Cordial.' twenty-four years of age, a con- ductor, and John Kearnan, thirty-six years of age, a brakeman. Both are Knights of Labor and strikers. They were arrested on warrants sworn out at the instance of New York Central road and the charge is train wrecking. Frir.e Fight Ketween Young Women. NEWARK, N. J., Sept. Her bert and Mabel Brown, daughters of prominent residents of Ploasantville, N. J., fought a prize fight in a sixteen-foot ring pitched in an old barn on the out- skirts of that village Sunday. The cause of the fight was rivalry for the at- tentions of a young man named Goorge Woodward. Thircy-eight rounds were fought in which both girls were severe- ly punished, but neither had the advan- tage and the contest was declared a draw., Tho referee, seconds and tors were all females.______ Smuggled Sparklers Captnred. NEW YOUK, Sept customs officials made a seizure of diamond jew- elry yesterday from W. il. Medhurst, a young Englishman. The diamonds ag- gregate nearly in value. Mod- hurst arrived here on the steamer Tow- er Hill, from London. He brought with him a number of horses and vehicles, which he proposes using in traveling through tho country. He feels sore ovei the capture of his diamonds and he says as he is possessed of he will buy the jewelry in when it is put up at auction. Finishing Strike. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 500 fin- ishing boys at T. G. Evans', the Peer- less Glass Company and Attorbury A Co.'s chimney factories on the South Side struck yestoreay for an increase ol pay of flvo cents a turn. Should the itriko continue for any length of time tho chimney glass business would bo riously injured. LIFTED HIS HAIR, Section Foreman on a Western Kailroad Scalped by Redskins. SPOKANE FALLS, Wash., Sept While John H. Wclverline, a section foreman on the Northern Pacific rail- road, was walking on the track near Hope Station Saturday evening he met two Indians who appeared to be intoxi- cated and turned aside to allow them to pass. The Indians stopped him and de- manded liquor. Wolverline said he had none and was about to proceed when one of the Indians, named John Deer, struck him on the head with a club, knocking him senseless. Some time later Wol- verline recovered consciousness to find that he had been scalped. He crawled to a saloon some distance away, where he was cared for. The Indians escaped. Ttaam Will Not Kun Under Fire. WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. Concerning the statement that he was about to re- sign his office because of the charges against him, Pension Commissioner Raum says in an interview published here: "There is not a single word of truth in the whole story. I have not re- signed, nor have the slightest intention of resigning- I never yet have run when under fire and I have no intention of beginning that sort of thing just Horrible Method of Suicide FALLS, N. Y., Sept. temia Bennett, a farmer living- near hero, committed suicide Sunday in a horrible manner. Bennett cut his bowels open and pulled them out and stamped them on the ground, and after- wards cut his throat. Being in the best of financial circumstances and having happy relations with his familv, his act is thought to have been the result of temporary insanity.______ Coughed Up a Kail. HUDSON, Wis., Sept Ryan, aged twenty-two years, was taken ill with a strange disease four years ago that baffled physicians and microscop- ists. The case was considered hopeless. On Saturday Miss Ryan coughed up from her lungs a shingle nail, much corroded, that she is supposed to have swallowed about tho -time she was first afflicted, and hopes are now entertained for her entire recovery.___________ Sixteen Men Killed by Dynamite. SPOKANE FALLS, Wash., Sept orday evening a premature blast of dyn- amite in tho Northern Pacific yards killed sixteen men. It was just before tho hour for quitting work. A large force of men were engaged in blasting out a huge rock pile in the Northern Pacific freight yards, in tho eastern part of the city. Prom fifty to seventy- five men were at work in the cut at the time.______________ Dropped Dead In a CHICAGO, Sept 8. Saturday night during tho sensational horse race scone in "The County Fair" at the Columbia Theater, W. D. Harbcrt dropped dead in his seat in the parquette circle. Har- bert was subject to heart disease and tho exciting scene proved too much for him. _________ Collided With Street Car. Ct.KVRiAND, Sept. Nickel Plate switch engine ran into a Brooklyn motor car and trail car at the Willson avenue crossing of the railway Saturday evening. As tho result, ono woman died from her injuries two hours later, thirteen other persons ware Prominent Ashtabula Citizen Dies. ASIITABULA, 0., Sept. C. Warmington died Sunday evening from a stroke of paralysis and after an illness of short duration, aged seventy years. The deceased was one of the pioneer residents of this city and a highly re- spected citizen. He leaves two children, Mrs. Amelia Caughey, of Erie, and Mrs. E. F. Stoll, of the Stoll House, this city. The funeral services will be held this afternoon, the burial being conducted by the Masons and G. A. R., of which orders the deceased was a member in high standing. Large Charitable Bequests. CLEVELAND, Sept will of Laura Kerr Axtell, who died at Paines- ville on July 18, was probated in Lake County August 15. The estate left was a large one and was divided among a large number of relatives and friends. A copy was sent totheCuyahoga County probate court Monday for record, as a number of the legatees reside in Cleve- land. Two of the most important be- quests in the will are a gift of to the Case School of Applied Science, and to the Trinity Home for Friendless.______________ Charges Against a Preacber. MiLLERSBURCr, Sept. committee, appointed by the presbytery of the U. P. church, has been here taking testi- mony in the matter of the charge of drunkenness made against Rev. John Galley, which was made in New Lisbon some weeks ago. The object of the com- mittee's visit here was to look into sim- ilar charges by a member of his own church, and as having- occurred here. The committee visited New Lisbon and took testimony, the nature of which is not known. Convict Suicides by Inhaling Gas. COLUMBUS, Sept Mersman, a convict sentenced to imprisonment for life, committed suicide Sunday night by inhaling gas from a jet in his celL In his mouth was found a tube made from letters he had received. These he had attached to a gas jet in his cell, and after tying a handkerchief around the gas tube to prevent the gas escaping, he lay on his bed and inhaled it until dead. Mersman was sent up for killing Ben Ricking in Cincinnati, about two years ago.______________ Breach of Promise Case Settled. CLEVELAND, Sept celebrated breach of promise suit brought by Miss Anna Dusek against Dr. F. W. Daykin has been settled, the doctor paying the woman and also discharging all costs of the suit. The case was begun about fifteen months ago, and some very sensational charges were made by the plaintiff against the defendant. Trackman Who Warned the Engineer of Danger Shot at by Unknown Villiaus. Who Escaped In the Darkness. ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. six o'clock train out of New York, due here at last night, was thirty minutes late, and as this train is usually on time it looked suspicious. A blockade in- tended to wreck the train was discov- ered by a track walker at New Ham- burg and the train was flagged just in time to prevent a serious accident. At a point called Old Troy, near Ham- burg, the train was stopped so quickly that the passengers were thrown from their seats. There was great excite- ment, the people on the train believing that there was another accident. The cause, however, was the appearance of a trackman with a red lantern and with blood streaming from a wound in his shoulder. The engineer said he heard several shots fired and then saw the man. When the trackman could speak he said that there was an obstruction on the track, and a searching party soon found a pile of ties laid across and braced from behind with pieces of rail- road iron. The obstruction was removed and the train proceeded with a thorough- ly frightened lot of passengers. Two men out rowing on the river near that point saw some men busy on the tracks, and waiting until they disap- peared they crawled quietly up. They found a steel rail wedged in the cattle- guard in the same way as at Albany, and braced up in the same way by pieces of iron. With all their strength they could not move it and started down the track to warn the Chicago limited ex- press. They met a trackman and he, swinging his red lantern, started to stop the train. In an instant several shots rang out and one took effect in the trackman's shoulder. However, the train was stopped about 100 yards south of the obstruction. An official report just received shows that the obstruction was not placed like the ono at Albany. There is a culvert at this point and into that culvert were jammed seven heavy ties. These ties were placed so that their butts pointed towards the approaching train, and if he engine had struck it the ties would inly have been driven in harder and the rain would have gone into the river. Call for a Congressional Convention. LIMA, O., Sept call has issued for the Republican Congressional convention of the Fifth district to be held in this city September 23. The can- didates spoken of are Hon. Horace A. Reeves, of Delphos; General Lester Bliss and Hon. James L. Price, of Lima. Colonel Fred Layton, of Wapakoneta, is the Democratic nominee. Itrown County Solid for White. RIPLEY, 0., Sept. re- turns received from the various town ships throughout the county as to the result of the Democratic Congressional primary show that Hon. C. A. White has received a majority of tho popular vote, and consequently will have the solid delegation of Brown County in the cew convention. (Jore-l to Death by a Bull. NORWATK, 0., Sept. 9. Sylvester Miles, a prominent farmer of Hartland township, residing at Woodford station, on tho Wheeling Lake Erie road, while passing through a field with a basket on his arm, was gored to death by a Durham bull Sunday. His body was badly bruised by tbe infuriated an- imal. ______________ An Oil Pumper's Suicide. FrsDLAY, O., Sept Gil- bert, aged twenty-two, an oil pumper, suicided Monday morning by taking thirty-two morphine pills. He formerly resided in New York, and was tho son of wealthy parents. Brooding over loss of money was the cause of his suicide. Hunter's Hand Shot OtT. CANTON, O., Sept out hunt- Ing Monday James Aokelson, a prominent citizen of had his left hand torn completely off at the wrist by a premature discharge of his gun as he was reloading. Green Switchman Causes a Wreck. TIJOY, N. Y., Sept. morn- Ing a green switchman, who took the place of a striker at tho State street crossing in this city, threw a switch be- fore the rear truck of an Albany local had passed. Tho end of the car was car- ried over against a locomotive standing on the other track and was partially turned over against the stono wall at tho north end of tbe Congress street tunnel. The last car was completely wrecked and the next one ahead badly damaged, of tho twelro passengers io the rear car at the time all escaped but who was slightly injured. SPLIT ASUNDER. The Barge W. E. Tremble is Sank in Col- of the Crew Drowned. PORT HUKOX, Mich., Sept. barge W. E. Tremble, in tow of the teamer Blanchard, was run into by the steam barge W. L. "Wetmore in the rapids opposite Fort Gratiot at an early hour Monday morning and sunk in ;hirty-five feet of water. The Tremble was split open and went to the bottom. n two minutes. All the crew escaped xcept a young man named William M. McMaw, who was drowned. The Trem- le is owned by J. C. Fitzpatrick, of ileveland. She lies about 300 yards from the American shore and is directly in the way of vessels passing the rapids. The bow of the Wetmore was badly lamaged and she was drydocked for re- pairs. At a later hour the R. P- Ran- ney, in trying to avoid tho wreck of the Tremble, ran into the transfer steamer Huron and was damaged to the extent Of RUINED BY FIKE. Lightning Strikes the Offices of the Penn- sylvania Kailroad at Altoona, Pa., Do- ing- Great Damage. ALTOOX.V, Pa., Sept. struck the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at noon Monday and in a few minutes the building was iblaze- The building was badly gutted oefore the fire could be extinguished. 3-reat damage was also done by water j.nd it is feared valuable records and memoranda are ruined. The loss, which ;an not be estimated at present, will be heavy. There was great excitement for 5, time among the hundreds of clerks employed in the building, but all es- :aped, though there were several nar- row escapes from suffocation. Alt rail- road business is temporarily suspended. The lightning entered the telegraph room, in which are stored tons of paper, and the fire gained great headway. His Second Murder. Sept quarrel- ing over the Stone-Shiras contest in the Twenty-third Congressional district last night, John Thompson stabbed James Ford six times in the back and once in 3 leg. Ford will die. Ho was em- ployed as barkeeper at Jones Stan- ford's saloon, Allegheny, where the fight occurred. A warrant is out for Thomp- son's arrest for violating the election laws at the primaries on Saturday last. About three years ago Thompson shot and killed Jimmy Weeden, a noted fighter. Thompson was arrested. Collided lu a Tunnel. WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. freight wreck occurred at Boardtreo tunnel, on the Baltimore Ohio railroad, early Monday morning. Two fast freights collided at the entrance of the tunnel and both engines and ten cars were wrecked and burned up. Engineers Charles Luthko and Dominick Kelly, together with both firemen, were badly injured. ______________ In Memory of John Boyle O'Reilly. NEW YORK, Sept immense au- ditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House was crowded last night on the oc- casion of the memorial meeting of tho citizens of Now York in honor of John Boyle O'Reilly, the poet, soldier and pa- triot. There were persons present, including a large number of New York's best citizens. Small-Pol on Shipboard. BALTIMORE, Sept schooner 8. Johnson, from Havre, Prance, arrived here yesterday with several cases of small-pox aboard. One of tbo sailors came ashore and wandered about the streets for some time. Ho was exam- ined and found to be suffering from varioloid, IKWSPAPFRI   

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