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Salem Daily News, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1890, Salem, Ohio THE SALEM DAILY NEWS. VOL. IL NO. 212. SALEM. OHIO, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1890. TWO CENTS. JOIM OF PERIL Foolhardy Trip Across Kiagara Kiver on a Cable. Darinfif Antics While Crossing the in the Presence of Af- frighted Thousands. Toronto, Performs the in a Moat Successful the and Dixon, of Wonderful Feat Manner. NIAGARA FALT.S. N. Y.. Sept The name of Samuel Dixon. a photographer of loronto, has been aided to the listoJ of Niagara." for ua Savjrdav he successfully performed the daring feat of crossing the cable stretched aero--; Niagara river at a point midway bo- tween tho suspension and cantilever bridges The cable is three-fourths of an inch thick and iii'i fent long. It erected by Stephen Peer, of Niagara Falls, three years ago, and he succeeded in crossing it on June 20, Lie was 90 elated over his success that he went on a protracted and on the of June of tho same year he fo ind bleeding anc! or. the rocks below the cable, "navinif ijonc asleep oa the precipice and rolled over the c-liif. On August 2. 1SST, Prof. E. Dplan at- tempted to walsc the cable, but was unnerved after getting out a few feet from tbe batik and gave uu thv at- tempt Since then the cable has never been used and of the guy ropes and sandbags disappeared. All were replaced, however, for Dixon's attempt, and tbe cable was drawn in six feet, thus raising ii in the center about four feet A huge British flasr flo-ited from the Canadian end of tbe cable and tho America" 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. The 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 tho lofty cliff and took oft his coat just at the minute appointed. Seizing the balancing pole he spoke a few words to tbe crowd and started on his walk. His trembled slightly as he walked out a few feet When about 208 feet from tbe starting- place ho raised one foot and balanced th.3 pole on his leg. A little further aad he dem- onstrated to the crowd that he was full of nerve and confidence by bending one knee to the wire and saluting the peo- ple. He picked his way very cautiously as he went down tbe slope to a point near the center, when he sat down on the wire. A little further on he resumed his seat on the wire and performed a few tricks, raising both feet over the pole, the latter resting on the cable. Exactly twelve minutes after starting out, Dixon struck terra flrtna 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 the 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 carriane across the bridge to the Canadian side. 'Without pausing for rest he ag-ain wont out on the wire backward and when hp reached the British Hag he .sat down and folded tho flag over his shoulder, photo- graphed in this position as well as in an upright position. Dixon was then lionized by tbo crowd, and some of his friends took up a liberal collection for him. NICARAGUA CANAL. Ylreml.7 Made oa of Conr.ortinjr 'he Atlantic Pacific Ocer.os nt the Isthtniu. A. J. Menoeal and several :.v.-n of the en- gineering of Nio-.ragua canal construction corps hav yj-it -'icd Washington fro'o "i i -bort leave of report com- mendable already on the engineering- procos-v Several million dollars have alrcr.dv anA the active work of caual co-K'-i-uetion is now well under way and so wch and under such favorable financii' ..apices that ihe of tho sc .r is as- sured. Thr> NiL-arasrua c-i'n-Ti re- cently purchased a: in or. vi- penso the plant of tho Anr-rl--.-. oag- ing Company, which "i tuu work on the abandoned canal. The dredges are .loliviwod a' G-roytown and the will operate them itself, instead ot let- ting contracts for siu'b of t.'itj -.vork as thesn dredges are adapted to. Already the or breakwater ex- tending out into the at Groytown Is nearly completed: the actual dredg- ing for the canal on the gulf siao basbe- g-un: trio telegraph lino frox O.-jytuwa to Lake Nioaraiua. vith the lines of tbe coast, is conjDleted and the railroad from Grevtown to the lake along- the line of the canal is well under way. At pro-sent about men and a corps of ni-ihty officers and unjji- noers are on the jrvound and at work. IT mill Al Vote on the TaruT Bill to Taken This No Dnubr That tlie Measure Will I'a.-s the Senate by a Strict t'urtv Vote. A Derelict. IN, Sept. S. The steamer Rialto arrived in this port Sunday from Ant- werp and reports that on August 26 she passed an abandoned and waterlogpod vessel, apparently an American of about tons burden. Her decka were swept and'mastsgone by the board. She had the appearance of having long been in this condition. As she lies in the track of vessels she is a dangerous derelict Crop Bulletin. WASHINGTON, Sept. The weather crop bulletin issued for the week end- inz Saturday says: The weather dur- ing the past week in the States of the Upper Mississippi, Lower Missouri and the Ohio valleys was generally favor- able for growing crops, especially throughout the principal corn produc- ing States- Considerable damage is re- ported in North Dakota from hail and severe local storms. Closed. PORTLAND, Me.. Sept. The cam- paign in Speaker Reed's district closed Saturday night with a mass meeting at the city hall. Over 3.000 persons were present. Mr. Reed and Major McKin- ley came upon the platform together and were loudly applauded. The Speak- er delivered a short address Mr. Reed then introduced Major McKlnley, who delivered the roost eloquent speech of the campaign. A HAVEN. Conn.. SODZ. A tceet- iag of the executive coaruittee of the Independent Order of Railway Conduc- tors was held here Sunday. The resig- nation of President Calvin S. Wheaton was accepted and E. D. Xasb. of St Albaas, Vt, was elected to Sll the va- cancy. A committee of five was to prepare a circular set forth the principles and aims of the or- der. r- Pa.. Sept. 3. -Toe Belle- works Twfnti blowiaj? UK full twenty pots of tbe foraace. Tbe furnace bMaot ron at tell capacity Tear sad tell HM FORTY A STATE. Brilliant Cilifoinia of Its Admission to the SAN Sept The celo- iration of the fortieth anniversary of he admission of California to Statehood s in progress here, under the auspices if the Sons of the Golden West, rvn order oraposed of native-born Californians, assisted by the California pioneers and ither organizations. The city is pro- usely decorated with flags, banners and >ainting3 illustrating and inci- .enfcs in the early of the State. ''sext to the thousands of American ,he most conspicuous decoration is the jld "bear flag of Hundreds of stuffed grizzly bears, nsignia of the Native, are also visible. The decorations aro not eon- ined to the city, but extend to the ship- g. The celebration of Admission Day proper will not take placo until Tuesday, but the holiday wiv, formally opened Saturday night with a ,orchlicrht procession, an open air con- cert and a of fireworks which at- tracted people. BULLETS FOK WOMEN. _ Milwaukee mud Mothir-lu-Law, but Fmlls. MII.WAUKCK, Wis., Sept. Ed Hon- inpor, a laborer living 10H 'thirtieth street, yesterday went to the house of his mother-in-law, Mrs. R.vmors, and re- quested his wife, who deserted him sev- eral weeks ago, alleging cruelty, to come back and with him. Mrs. Ren- ingor refused, whereupon be drew a re- volver and fired three times at his wife and twice at his mother-in-law. Mrs Reninger received two bullets in the bead and one in the arm, her mother re- ceiving two in the head. The two women were taken to the Passavant hospital. Both will recover. Reningcr was cap- tured at Rrookfiold. a small station fif- teen miles west of here, last evening- He charged his wife with infidelity. nnrned to DeaMi. NKW YORK, Sept 8. evening a young woman who is known at her boarding house. No. 51 Lexington ave- nue, as Ethci Curtis, was reclining on a sofa in her room reading a novel aad snoking a cignrc'-tc. She fell and tho cigarette, falling from bcr Rn- gers, sot tier clothing on fire Sho awoke and rushed to tho window, where she was seen by two young mon, who ran to her rescue. When they reached the room the girl's clothing was burned from her bo'iy snd flesh almost roasted She was taken to Bellevu" Hospital where she dit-d. Trajcedr to flml TJqnor. S-'Dt 8. John Tracey and John Cornelius, employed on tho dairy farm of David Stephens at Hatnp- den, near this city, became involved in a quarrel Sunday which requited in the death of Cornelius. The men had both been drinking heavily and Cornelius was unable to do his work. Tracoy be gan abusing Cornelius and ended hi brutally assaulting hitn. When he bar. finished Cornelius was dead. Tracey is locked up. A FInM In Chinatown. SAN FRANCISCO. Srpt. 5. Sunday morning there was a fight in Chinatown and two Chinamen were shot The Ping King Tong society were holding an out-door religious service when members of the Cbee Kong Tong com pany interfered. Chinese flocked to the scene from every quarter and watchmen, who drew revolvers, were swept away by the mob. Horned. UNIONTOWN, N. Y.. Sept. s. Toe Rich distillery at this recently purchased by tte Mctisal n Company- of Philadelphia, was Sunday aiorninjr. Tbe bonded w boose, coa -.aiaing 30.000 barrel? o whfekj. and the ffranary. containing quantity of wheat and cora. were saved. From nfth-Jtory Window. S. T.. Sept. E.JE. Smith of a gnest, at the Kr Hotel, fell from the Sftb-storv wiadow of hotel to the pavemeat abont one o'clock Sunday zsoraiajf aad was i ttaallj killed.' to Occupy llini" ot Prob-iblo That Kepubllcnn Sept. Senate will ci-po-.-" :bc tarii! bill this week. To-iiv devoted to debate on the r.-a the reciprocity prop- oast'.op. 'lio :r.'.rty-unnutc rule, tho bi'la-; "UiE a final vote tbo :iili -....ven T'..osday. Tho CT.TIC i. .n a vote will not be had or Thursday, and it may be that some time will be allowod for geae.-al debate. Tuere is no doubt that the Mil will ya-ss. the oxpeo- tatio-i boing thai tho division on the final vote will be on strict party linos. Mr Plu-'ib ill fall up fie confsronco report on L-inJ Onnt Forfeiture bill when the UirirT bill is out of tho way, and Mr. Sawyer has announced his intention to ask immediate considera- tion for the Anti-Lottery bill It is probable that before the ond of the veek the "steering" committee will ur- a new order of business. District of Columbia business "vill be before the House to-day. Tuesday the on tested election case of Langston igainst Venable. from the Fourth dis- rict of Virginia, will bo c.illed up, andv t will be immediately followed by the sase of Miiler against Elliott, from the Seventh district of South Carolina. The lepublican members of the Committee in Elections have declared in favor of Messrs. Langston and Miller, both ne- rroes. and it is safe to say that they will >e seated, although General Mabone is opposed to tho seating of some breaks among the may is the vote on this case. Iflujyery contested election case that before the House this session, ihe House his sustained the majority of the Elections Comtnittne. The confer- ence report on the General Deficiency l is expected before the end of the week and it is possible that the tariff bill will come from the Senate. There .s but little disposition on the part of the Democrats to delay tho bill and it will probably be referred to tho Com- mittee on Ways and Means under the rules, reported back with a general dis- agreement, dcbatsd briefly and sent to conference. DEATH IK A CTCLONB. Snllltmn to MI Sept S father of -lobn Sullivan, dted at typ WM bora la rad to Boston forty yean AT THE PLATE. Record of ISase Ball (jiamea the Following are the scores of Saturday's events. NATIOXAt, t-EAGTJB. At Cincinnati 0, Chicago 1 At Boston 6. Philadelphia ft. At New York 5, Brooklyn i. At Pittsburgh -No game -wet grounds. LEAGUE. w At Cleveland 4. Buffalo 3 At Chicago 4. Pittsburgh a. Second Chicago 2. Pittsburgh 3. At York 15, Brooklyn 4. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Columbus 3. Rochester 2 At St. Syracuse 30. At Toledo 2, Baltimore At Athletics 0. SITSrUY GAMES. At N. J 9. Athletics 6. In Collision. LL.xcsrvi'ox, Mo., Sept. was a terrible accident on the Missouri Pa- cific railroad at this place Saturday in a cut between tho depot and Myric. An engine was bar-king up a coach and caboose to tho depot, with the caboose in front. Another engine running at a htjrh rate of speed toward Myric into the caboose, demolishing it and knocking tho coach off its trucks, mak- ing kindling wood of it. William Whit- sett was killed. Mrs. Law was badly injured and her babe killed. Mrs. Wheoden was seriously injured. Will Said to be a HELENA, Mont, Sopt A. Root, of New York, who represents him- self and other eastern heirs of the late Andrew 3. Davis, has been in Montana several days examining the will filed by John A Davis malting Davis heirs to his dead brother's millions. D. W. Car- valho, the New York expert in hand- writing, after a thorough examination pronounced the signature to the will a forgery and tho document lUelf spuri- ous. This conclusion of the erpert will cause stil! more litigation. IXxtracttoa te the of Mora IB Foor Mortmlly. snvito. W. Va., Sept. A re- port of a terrible cyclone reached here late Saturday night from Roaae and Jackson counties. The storm passed near Leroy and Meadowville in Jackson County, going in a northeasterly direc- tion. It struck the earth on the farm of H. Davis, near Leroy, and swept away every thing in its path. Hay Stacks, fences, crops anrj timber were flattened out or destroyed. A number of cuttle were picked up and carried Several hundred yards and crushed to death. On the Adams place barns, cat- tle, hay and outbuildings were crushed and carried away. At George Bojrgs' farm, sheep barns and a large fleck of sbeep and his gran- aries were carried away. Not a living thing was left in tho path of too storm. Prom the Boggs place the cyclone in ,-ir.d c-irried away tho dwelling of farmer Kobauch, not leav- ing a 'stick of timber. There were nine people IT. tho hoube, Kebnu.-h, his wife, two children and five others, all of whom were torruily i-ijurec, four reported fa- tally. The eye-lone and cloud burst was tho most dnsti'ucttve nr.d fatal that has struck this section for many years. COLLIDED AT A JUNCTION. Two PiMitenger Badly Wrecked and Thirty People Injured. SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Sept. S. Tho express train due hero from Boston Saturday evening ran into a Danbury Norwalk railroad train at the junction in this city. About thirty passengers were injured and both trains badly smnshed. The over an hour late and the accident due to the fact that the Danbury A Norwalk train was being nade up oo the main track without proper regard for safety. The engineer of the express train was unable on account of ft curve to see the other train until too late to pre- vent the collision. The express dashed into the second coach from the rear of the Danbury train, throwing it from ite trucks. The passengers on both trains were badly shaken up, but only those In the wrecked car were injured, none, however, seriously. COSTLY WRECK. A freight Train Through Into tho if CHARLOTTE, N. C., Sept 8. en- gine and thirty-six cars of a northbound freight train on the Richmond. A; Dan- ville railroad through a bridge near Salisbury into the Yadkin river The caboose was saved, con- jv Scott unooupl4nir it just in tirne.- to prevent ite going down with the train. The fireman and engineer saved themselves by jumping and wore but slightly hurt. Brakeman Arrington went down on a car, but came to the surface of the river unhurt, despite his fall of sixty feet. The loss to the com- pany is estimated at and it is said to be the biggest freight wreck the road ever experienced. Worst Storiu In NEWARK, 0., Sept. The heaviest rain storm in years visited this section Saturday, causing untold damage. All streams are raging torrents. The Bal- timore
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