Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 1, 1896 · Page 1
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'INDEX OF TO-DAY'S NEWS Page 1. Telegraph News. Page 2. Telegraph News. Tage 3. Telegraph News; Want Ada. Page 4. V.'estern New . York News, rage 5. Executive Board. ' Tage 6. Editorial; Selections. Tage 7. Local News; Telegraph. Tage 8. Correspondence; Miscellany. EX OF TO-DAY'S KBVS Iage 0. Miscellany. I'age 10. Local News. Page 11. Local News. Page 12. Local News. Page 13. Local News. Page 14. General Hportlng News. l'age 15. Spotting News; Local. Pago 16. :Market Keports. A OL. 64. NO. 275. 10 PAGES-KOCIIESTER. N. Y.. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1896-10 PAGES. THREE CENTS PER COPY. It Swept State. the FIFTY ARE DEAD - m Sad Story of Devastation. TOWNSWIPEDOUT Very Large Property Less. MORE DEATHS FEARED Returns Just Received at Atlanta Show That Tuesday's Hurricane Wrought Destruction and Death In Florida Some Terrible Details. Atlanta, Oct. 1. A special from Jacksonville, Fla., to the Constitution says: The West Indian, hurricane which, entered Florida at Cedar Keys yesterday morning and swept through the southern part in a northeasterly direction left death and destruction in its path. Owing to the prostration of telvgraph wires and delay of trains due to washouts, only meager reports have been recei7-ed.and yet meager as those reports are, they show that over twenty towns and villages have been wrecked and forty or fifty persons have been killed, while probably thrice as man more received wounds more or less serious. At Fort White in Columbia county it is reported that six persons wen. killed, but the report has not been confirmed. From Columbia county the hurricane dashed across Duvall, its ?dge striking Jacksonville, but doing little damage and causing no loss of life. About 4 o'clock in tbe morning the hurricane, which had been churning the gulf, left the water and swooped down upon. Ceoar Keys, i town of 1.5H) inhabitants, about ltM) miles outhv. est of Jacksonville. Thirty-six Lours have elapsed since the storm struck Cedar Keys, but not one word has been received directly from that place as to the damage done or the number of lives lost. No trains have ber-n able to reach there because the tracks are covered with heavy timber. Tbe only report from Cedar Keys comes by way of Gainesville, fifty miles northeast of the gulf town, and is to the effect that Cedar Keys has been swept a'ay and many persons killed and wound-This report reaehet Gainesville by Courier from Williston, which is twenty miles north of Cedar Keys. The report is hardly exaggerated, as Cf'ar Keys was directly iu the path of the hurricane and receive.! its full force as it leaped ruling from the gulf. After demolishing Cedar Keys, the storm, moving In a northwesterly direction, etruck Willis-ten, a village of -4) inhabitants. At that place eleven houses were wrecked, one person killed and fifteen woumred, some, it is feared, fatally. Near illiston is a large turpentine farm n which ' many state convicts are employed. Twenty of these convicts were huddled in a cabin across which the storm Hew a great tree, crushing nix of the in-mate,-. ffc&J1'11 Loavy county the hurricane da.. u across Alachua, one of the most P"lu!ous counties iu the state, where a . number of jK'riis were killed and many toorp severely injured. In Nassau county, however, just iiorlh tjt Jacksonville, the hurricane seemed t gather additional force and did awful work. At Boulogne, the school house, in which 'ere wa over thirty chillren, was wreck d and five children killed. Miss Ada Stewart, the teacher, escaped with a brok-Q arm. Lilla Rains, a 12 year-old girl, ran(t'fhTO5iiStlyTiouse just before it collapsed to her borne. As she entered her home it was wrecked and the child was killed. Harry Johnson, w ho was with her, was also killed and Mrs. Rains was fatally injured. At Milliards the school house was wrecked and four children were killed. At Kings Ferry, on the St. Mary's river, Andy Johnson, Moses Sassiter, Simon Henderson. Mary Jones and her child, all negroes, were killed. Mrs. Fisher was nursing a sick child and the infant died as the hou:.-collapsed. The mother escaped. Two schooners loading lumber at Kings Ferry were Mown from their moorings and k-nded in a marsh, three of the sailors " ing killed. From Nassau county the hurricane passed into Georgia, destroying a logging settlement in Camden county, just across the line and killing four iersous. Folkesbon, (la., irear the Florida line, was also struck, the school , house being wrecked and four children killed. It is impossible to accurately estimate the property loss in Florida, but conservative men pay it will exeved two million dollars. AT NEW YORK. The New Hurricane Signal3 Not Set ia Vain. New York, Sept. 30. The cyclone and rain storm of which Forecaster Dunn w arned New Yorkers yesterday, arrived on time. The wind reached a velocity of more than sixty miles an hour, while the rain poured in drenching torrents. The new hurricane signal, which sends out streaks of bright electric light, was in operation nearly all night long, and its brilliant beams shone down the harbor, while the explosions of the big danger signal rockets could be seen for miles up and down the coast. Reports show that much, damage was done along the New Jersey and Long Island coast by the suddvn blow. Details of the damage done are meager, however, owing ro the crippling of the telegraph wires. Incoming steamships report the severest weather off the coast that has been experienced in many years. Serious damage is reported to the British steamship Alccdcne from Hamburg and the Italian bark Harrington. t'h British bark Stathmuir and the British schooner Arthur M. Gibson lost sails and topmasts in the fierce gales which they encountered. The gale in the city did considerable damage to property and especially worked havoc with windows and campaign banners. Mariners were anxious to learn if it were advisable for them to leave port today, and many shipping masters called at the woatlrer bureau this morning'. Local Forecaster Dunn replied to inquiries that vessels might leave port in safety as the storm had passed off to the lake regions. The storm lasted until sunrise this morn ing and did much damage throughout the South. All direct connection Utween this city and Washington was shut .off. Western Union poles and wires were blown down in almost every city along the coast. It was not until noon to-day that telegraphic communication was established between New York and AYashington. The capital was reached via Chicago and New Orleans. The storm center this morning was over Michigan. It passed from the coast to tne lake region and joinevl a second atmospherical disturbance there. The wind at 3 o'clock this morning blew at the rate of fifty-six miles an hour in the city. At n time during the storm last night did it drop below thirty miles an hour. From one to two inches of rain fell during the storm and in the West the downpour was much heavier. FATALITIES AT BRUNSWICK. Four Lives Lost and Property Greatly Damaged. Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 30. Four persona were killed outright, William Daniels, Abel Davis, J. L. Jefferson and a baby, in the etorm which struck this place yesterday. A careful estimate places the damage at ?500,OO0. Many persons were dangorwisly injured. One lady was killed at Kverett, a small station a few miles from Brunswick. The railroad tracks were obstructed b trees and poles and tbe only train which came through from Brunswick was preceded by a wrecking train and a crew for a distance of twenty miles.. The city is badly damaged and three big vessels were sunk in the Brunswick harbor. The waves of the sea and the wind destroyed much of Brunswick's shipping- interests. The famous old gunboat, the Monitor, was bliwn away from her pier and placed in danger of going to the bottom. BRIDGE WRECKED. Damage Done by the Storm at Lancaster. Lancaster, Ta., Sept. HO The bridge over the Susquehanna river at Columbia, which was nearly a mile in length, wa almost completely wrecked by the heavy wind etorm early this morning. The bridge was used by the Frederick division of tile Pennsylvania railway and was used as a public wagon road. The bridge connected Columbia with Wrightsville, Pa. Only two iron spans of the bridge remain. The bridge was rebuilt in 1800 at a cost of $lf0,000. The piers are not injured. It la believed .several men were on the bridge when it was swept away. Reports received from all sections of the county show that the damage done will reach In the aggregate nearly a million dollars. Hundreds of farmers have lost their entire tobacco crop which was ready for the marker. In addition to frame buildings numerous brick structures were razed to the ground. HIGH WIND AT CHARLESTON. No Loss of Life But tbe City Ha3 a Bad Scare, Charleston, S. C, Sept. 10.-Sixty-two nr.ileh an hour was the velocity reached hen? last n'ght by the Lurricane. Aliout II o'clock the ftky filled up with swiftly moving clouds and the wind Ix-caine more lis-ttrous. From noon until alout H o'clo. k the wind rose rapidly end the ollicial record showed that sixty-two miles per hour wan reached. Continued on Second Pago. CONFESSION OF FAILURE COMMENTS OF A SPANISH CRITIC ON THE WAR IN CUBA. WEAKNESS OF WEYI.ER THE INCAPACITY OF THE SPANISH GENERAL CONCEDED. A TRIBUTE TO GOMEZ An Admission That the Patriot Leader Has Set All the Plans of Spain at Naught None of the Promises of the Captain-General Fulfilled. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle Madrid, Sept. 30. The following para graphs from an article upon the situation in Cuba by Senior Gonzalo Reparaz, the Herald s mihtarv critic, have caused a great deal of comment. As is always the case here, whenever any one has the cour age to tell the truth about what is going on in Cuba, Senor Reparaz is accused of nn consciously aiding the insurgent cause, let his allusions to Weyler's failure are con sidered to be justified. He says in part: " Had we acted as Maximo Gomez did, the course of the war would have beeu far different, and there would now have been no war. But as Maximo Gomez had the advantage of organizing the campaign the strategic initiative was his. Ever since he frustrated the weak-hearted opposition of two of our chiefs who were not very anxious to find him, and passed the Canto river eighteen months ago, Maximo Go mez has done as he pleased and our task has been reduced to opposing his purposes without being able to pre ent his achieving them. To deny this would be puerility un- w orthy of us. "Nobody can say that we have achieved anything we purposed doing at the begin ning of the campaign. Everybody knows that while Maximo Gomez intended to raise the six Cuban provinces against us, our purpose was to corral him in the most eastern part of the island before May of this year. Not only did we fail in this, but we also failed to clear the insurgents out of a single province, though promises were made that this should be done before the last rainy season began. " To have organized the war is the enemy's great superiority. To compensate this we have had to throw men and more men on the other side of the scale. If there Is not among us a leader to organize an effective campaign the soldiers we have sent do not) suffice, and heaven only knows how mauy more will be required. With the men we have in Cuba a good leader would soon restore the prestige of our r.rmy and destroy the prestige of Gomez. Coining events will soon reveal to the world the quality of the leadership of our army in Cuba." La Correspondencia de Espma says that M. Bauer, Rothschild's representative here, has informed the government that the $2HU00.000 loan cannot be floated now in Paris, because all the bankers are out of that city. VENEZUELAN MATTERS. The London Chronicle Takes a Hopeful View of the Situation. London, Sept. 30. The Chronicle says: "There is some reason to believe that the Venezuelan negotiations have reached a promising stage both with reference to the boundary dispute and an arbitration treaty with America." The wording of the foregoing does not suggest that the statement is inspired. Everybody believes that the boundary dispute will be settled amicably, but such steps will not be taken, pending the report of the American Venezuelan commission. Only the permanent otticials of the foreign and eolonial offices are on duty ia those departments at the present time, and they will tct ia merely routine matters until the return of the ministers. Lord Salisbury is too busy with Turkey now to attend to Venezuela, even if Secretary Olney should Vprcss the Venezuela, matter. No such action on the part of Mr. Olney is expected at present, however, as it would be a slight to President Cleveland's commission. A PEREMPTORY NOTE. Belgium's Peremptory Demand on the Sultan for Release of an Armenian. Constantinople, Sept. SO. Tlie government tribunal to-day sentenced to fifteen years' Imprisonment each a number of Mussulmans who were convicted of taking part In the recent riots. These are the first rioters who have been tried and found guilty since the late massacres. The tribunal also passed sentence of death upon all of the Armenians who are known or suspected of having taken part In the seizure of the Ottoman Ituuk. In this list Is included an Armenian who was surrendered by the Itelginn legation, with which he had taken refuge, upon condition that he would be released after he had been examined by the tribunal. The Belgian minister has sent a peremptory nota to the porte demanding the man's liberation. FIRE AND PANIC At Least Three Killed in an Aberbeen Theater Disastei. Aberdeen, Sept 1:0. During the progress of the performance In the People's Palace variety theater In this city this evening, a fire broke out and the audience were thrown into a panic and made a rush for the exits. A number of those preseat were seriously burned and many others, were crushed by the wild endeavors of the frantic crowd to reach the street. It Is Mated that at least forty persons were Injured, four of them fatally, while a. number of oUur .who are kuuinu io have been In the theater when the fire start ea are reported to he missing. The build ing was completely gutted by the flames. Aberdeen. Oct. 1. 3 A. M. Up to this hour three bodies have been found in the ruins of the theater and fears are enter tained that the search which is beinsr ac tively carried on will result in the discovery oi outers. LOSS OF A BARGE. The Sumatra Sunk at Milwaukee and Four Lives Lost. Milwaukee, Sept. 30. The large barge Sumatra foundered off the government pier this morning and four of her ' crew were drowned. The dead are ail from Bay -City, .Mich. They are: Arthur Burnsted. Charles Hemmcr, Patrick ret er son, Peter Anderson, Captain James Johnson and John Btirbebeek. The cook was rescued by a tug. The Sumatra was brought down from Chicago with a load of railroad iron. She was leaking on the way up and had1 her pumps working all night. The Pea was runnring high and the crew had great difficulty in keeping her from sinking. Finally the hatches were washed oil and her rails cast away. The steamer sounded her whistle and the tug Simpson at once put out for the wreck. - The sea at that time was running very h5gh and great trou'ble was experienced in getting near the sinking barge. Just as the Simpson reached the Sumatra the latter foundered. The tug men succeeded in saving the cook and mate from the wreckage. The Sumatra is badly broken up and only her mast can be seen out of water now. The wreck occurred about a mile and a half out from the harbor entrance. The O-fated barge went down with scarcely a moment's notice, and according to the statement of Captain Johnson and the mate the crew did not even have time to mount the rigging. ON THE CHESAPEAKE. The Storm the Most Severe Experienced in Many Years. Baltimore, Sept. 30. The damage by last night's storm iu this city, outside of the prostration of the electric wires, was chiefly confined to the shipping in the harbor and property on the wharves and in warehouses along the water front. No close estimate of the can yet be given, but it will amount to many thousands of dollars. There were many narrow escapes, but no fatalities. A number of steamers arrived this forenoon from points along the ChesapeaKe bay, most of them five and six hours behind their scheduled time. Light street wharf was thronged with anxious friends and relatives of the passengers, inquiring for them. As the telegraph wires were down, no information could be received of the overdue vessels. Old plains and pilots say hut night's gale swept over the bay with a fury unequalod in their experience. The force of the wind was terrific, and the lookout men on the steamers exposed to the fury of the gale had to lash themselves to the railings to keep from being washed overboard. Even then they were nearly drowned by the seas and spray sweeping over them. GRIFFIN IN NEW YORK. The Candidate for Governor Called at Go:c Democratic Headquarters. New York, Sept. o0. Daniel G. Griffin, the gold Democratic candidate for governor, called at the headquarters of the Gold Democracy this afternoon. He expressed himself as pleased with the work so far done at iiio headquarters of the party. "We shall have a magnificent organization iu the state," said Mr. Griffin, "and a very large vote must be given Palmer and Buckuer as the result of very systematic work by the state committee and local committees throughout the state." Arrangements are being made for the formal ratification of the nominations of the Brooklyn convention. The meeting will probably be held in Cooper Union next Wednesday night, when the candidates for governor, lieutenant-governor and judge of the court of apitoals will be present and will be formally notified of their nomination. THE NAIL MAKERS. Meeting of the National Association at New York Yesterday. New York, Sept. BO. At a meeting of the National Cut and Wire Nail Manufacturers' Association at the Hotel Wal lorf today about twenty firms in the Eastern, Middle and Southern states wore represent ed. The cut nail section of the association decided to maintain the prices and output at the present figures until the first of No vember. About the last week m October another meeting will be called for the pur pose of deciding uKn a policy to be pur- sued after November let. The members of the cut nail section were practically unani mous in resolving to make no changes at present. It was conceded' by nearly all pretient that there was no immediate prospect of a great increase in the dt-mand for nails, but on the other hand it was urged that the Troy manufacturers having ceased to largely supply the market, there was more business for other places. To Annul a Contract. Albany. Sept. 30. Captain Clark, of RnfFaln an d Former Senator Boyd, of Knffalo.' were at the capitol this afternoon for the purpose of appearing- before the at torney-general and asking mm to set a, date for the hearing upon the application for him to becin proceedings to annul the grant of the state to the Cataract General Electric Company to equip the canals of the state with electricity. The visitors were unable to see tne staoe s legal omcer to-day, he being at his home in Syracuse. Federal Finances. "Washington. Sept. SO. The receipts of the government for September aggregate $24,r00,0O0, or $3,000,000 less than for SeptenilM-r, 1N'X. The expenditures foot ip $2,t HUM m K l, r nearly $l000,0 K) more ban for Soptemler. The deficit for Jeptombor, P!, is in round figurrs !?l,5i)0,-HKI and for the fiscul year to date SM.tKtO,- (uui Customs receintu for Sent ember. 18!M. were $11,374,000. against 14,613,-000 in Septemlwr, 1S03. During October quarterly anterent is to be paid to the 2-cunt of nearly $o,vw,uuu. HAS NO USE FOR WASHINGTON THE POPOCRATIC CANDIDATE DID NOT LEAVE HIS CAR. ON TO THE MIDDLE WEST BRYAN'S FRIENDS AT THE CAPITAL WERE DISGUSTED. THAT CAMPAIGN BOOK The Boy Orator Declined to Even Examine the Advance Copy of the Carefully Prepared Volume Quiet Exit From the Enemy's Country." Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle Washington, D. C, Sept. 30. Candidate Bryan passed through this city to-day on his way out of the "enemy's country" en route to West Virginia and the Middle West. His advance agents had announced in the papers that Mr. Bryan would appear upon the platform at the station and make a short) address, provided the crowd in attendance was sufficient to justify him in making the effort. The-crowd was not present when the Bryan train rolled into the station and the guardians of the Topo-cratic candidate announced that the "boy orator" was sleeping. There was, at least, one greatly disappointed individual at the station, and that was Lawrence' Gardiner, the ever-faithful secretary of the Democratic congressional committee, who worked all night to get an advance copy of the now practically worthless campaign text book. Mr. Gardiner hurried to the station for the purpose of placing in the hands of Mr. Bryan the pink- covered volume. To his dismay he was curtly informed by the candidate's body guard that Mr. Bryan was sleeping, and could not be seen by any one. In vain Mr. Gardiner insisted that it was important that Mr. Bryan should see the book, and comment upon it before additional copies are printed. His pleadings were of no avail;, so he was not permitted to board the train.. Some of those who were fortunate enough to gain admission state that Mr. Bryan was not sleeping, but simply resting in his state room when the train reached Washington. Mr. Gardiner's chagrin was increased when he saiw his hated local rival, James L. Ntrris, who was formerly a member of the national committee from the district. but who is now assistant treasurer of the Popocratie committee, disappear into the Bryan ear. The Democratic text-book is regarded as worthless, so far as the present campaign is concerned, because it comes too late to be of any practical benefit to the free-silver orators. It is conceded at Popocratie headquarters that the work should have been in the hands f the speakers tihree or four weeks ago, but Representative McMillan, of Tennessee, who superintended its preparation, was hampered by the'dilatory tactics of the managers. The result is that those who devoted their time and patience to the preparation of the work are practically told that they have labored in vain. . The passing of Bryan did not create a ripple upon the political surface at either Republican or Popocratie headquarter. The Popocrats were too much disgusted with the treatment they received at the hands of Mr. Bryan and his immediate followers during his previous visit to this city to show him further courtesies. At Republican headquarters Chairman Babcoek was jubilant over the assuring returns he is daily receiving from the Middle West. While he was in New York he informed Mark Hanna rhaf he had in his possession sufficient reliable information from safe Republican districts alone to warrant him in claiming a good working majority in the next house of representatives. UNUSED FIREWORKS." The Way Superintendent Aldridge Treats Canards. Albany, Sept. 30. Superintendent Aldridge of the state department of public-works, was at his office to-day. When questioned regarding the rumors of yesterday alleging a defalcation in his department, he said: "The rumor undoubtedly was the work of those persons who were engaged in firing off pyrotechnics against me when 1 was a candidate for governor at Saratoga. This was one of the pieces of fireworks they did not get an opportunity to discharge at that time." The superintendent awarded the contract for repairs to the Cohoes dam to Cunningham & Monty, of Sandihill, for $11,710. A Railway Statement. New York, Sept. 30. At the annual meeting of the New York, Ontario & Western road to-day the following statement for the year ended dune 3th was submitted: Gross earnings $3,779,538, an increase of $9tjlUS;3; expenses and taxes $2.09S,roS, increase $o4S,lS!; net earnings $1.0SO,777, increase $420,447; total income $l,li2.14, increase $432,913; total charges $7.S),t573, increase $157,782; and balance $375,509, increase $275,130. The directors were reelected. John D. Eart Arrested. Philadelphia, Sept 30.Jolin D. Hart, head of the Hart steamship line, was arreted to-tlay on a warrant charging him with engaging in a Cuban filibustering expedition on tbe steamer Laurada. He gave bail. Republicans in Colorado. Colorado Springs, Col., Kept. 30. The McKinley Republican state convention met here this morning and was largely attended. United Slates Senator .Wolcott was made temporary chairman and was received with enthusiastic applause. He made a brief speech. The usual committees were appointed and the convention ai-jcurned until this afternoon. Senator Wolcott informed a United-Associated Presses reporter that Judge Allen, of Denver, would doubtless be nominated for governor at this afternoon's session. Fifty-five of the sixty-five counties of the state were represented at the convention. JOHN L. SUILIVAN FINED. The Ex-Pugilist Had an Encounter With a Car Conductor. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chroulc'e. Boston, Mass., Sept. 30. John Lawrence Sullivan faced a judge to-day in a Roxbury polico court, and was lined $25. John did not have the money about him when the sentence was pronounced, but his friends did and the fine was jiromptly paid. About a week ago John and an electric car con ductor had a disagreement about the right of a big dog to occupy space in the car. John offered to pay the dog's fare, but the conductor would not have it. Words fal lowed and the conductor, who in comparison to John is a feather-weight, clinched the dog by the collar to drag him off the platform. Sullivan fired a few choice im putations at the ringcr-in of fares and followed up the vocal onslaught with a punch in the chest. The police were called and John was taken to the station house. He was bailed out, and at the preliminary hearing, appealed his- case. John's popularity is just as intense as ever. While the case was being heard the street outside was . crowded with iocple. Two women who had volunteered to totify in the conductor's favor were sure they saw John hit the conductor, but the judge seemed to believe that the alleged blow wae nothing more than a push. Diocese of Western New York. New York, Sept. 30. The annual convention of the Protestant Kpiscopal Church of the diocese of New York oiened this morning in the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth avenue and Forty-fifth street. The morning was occupied by prayer and the celebration of the Holy Communion. Following the morning prayer the convention was formally opened and organized. A Great Fire in Hayti. New York, Sept. 30. A report reached here to-day, per steamship Ilolstein, from Kingston, that a great fire broke out at Jacmel, Hayti. on September 19th and destroyed two-thirds of the town and .was still burning on Seipteimber 22nd. Business was at a standstill and 2,000 people were rendnrod homeless. Excise Agent Appointed. Albany, Sept. 30. State Excise Commissioner Lyman has appointed E. Alward Manchester, of Aurora, as a special excise agent under the Raines law. GOVERNMENT WEATHER REPORT. Department of Asriculture, V. S. Wentiier iJureau. Kochester, N. V., iept. 30.-8:03 P.M. Si Wind, s; Name of Station, State of AVeather. a tew Rochester Uoston New York Washington ... Oswego Buffalo.. Cleveland . . Detroit Cincinnati Chicago St. Louis. Omaha. DcdireCitr North Platte. . Chevemie Sydney. Montreal.. St. Sto Marie.. Dulnth St. Paul Hismarck Helena Norfolk Jacksonville.. . Memphis New Orleans.. Galveston .129.661 .K9.72! ,K9.ta .120 64j .129. ft .i29.CS 2.0J ,;29.St0i S3! 61 SE .0: Rain 7NS 72SW 70SYV Clear Cleir 'lear 6T,S .16 Cloudy .1(8 Haiti .04 Cloudy T I Rain .14 Cloudy .08 Ciear ...Clear .. iClear ...Clear .. Clear ...Clear '. iFair .OSiCicar iClear ...iciear ...IClear ...jFair ..IClear ...iClear ...iClear ....Iciear . IClear 541 ai.svr 52 SW 5ri W 5SW 6(NW 31.02 72j 73 W 70! X 73 8S SR 7(j 82 XE 64 72 S 311. 00, ,30.10 30 :'1 JO. fit erf 70 52 fiO H4; fi 64( 72 H2i 72 74! 78 64) 74 7fii 80 741 78 72 80i 74i 78 W NVT X 128. S3 30.(Hi 30.0ft iSl.OS 39.94 129.841 S w sw SE SE IR0.08 iai.06 30.14 130. 141 T Indicates traaa. It Ujrut. (-) Uelowzero. ' Weather Forecast. Washinjrtn, Sept. 3o. S P. M. Forecast for Thursday: For Western Xew York, showers, followed by clearing weather; fresh to brisk northwesterly winds. Local Observations. Yesterday the highest temperature was 61 decrees; the lowest ii3 degrees, with rising barometer, soutliorly wind. and rainy weather. Mcxiranni velocity of the wind. 34 miles per hour at 8:13 A. M.: nien daily barometer, 30.10: mean daily thermoineter, 07; mean, daily humidity. 8.'; per cent. Rainfall or melted now since last midnight report, .tsa iiuchtu. Weather at 8 P.M., Sept. 30, 1896. The storm has moved on northeast and Is central north of Montreal with 2U.6 Inches. It has lost nearly all its force and is of little further consequence to this section. It entirely failed to siart any eoid down from the north in Its western half aaid temperatures are higher from the West almost up to its center. Ught rains fell about the lakes and down the St. Lawrence during the day, mime O.OO Inch at Alpena a-utl 0.4S at Orand "llnven; elsewhere over tne country lry weather has prevailed. A storm is entering over the distant Northwest with 2U.0 inches. The highest pieures are 30.1 inchett at ttalvestou and In Colorado audi are without special sijtuui-cucce. Temperatures Iwive risen largely over the. Southwest, to 78 degrees at Kansas City, and are high, over the Northwest with 74 desiees In Montana and 72 degrees In North Dakota. The lowest is 44 degrees at Father Point. The chances appear good for two or three dye of tine went her. growing warmer after Thursday to quite warm. - Rochester Weather for September for Twenty-Five Years. Temperature, degrees: Mtxiinuin or highest day: Average In 1S1X5, f9 ugaiiist 72 for twenty-live years; wannest day, nls iu lvl; coolest day, 02, 4(i In lsss. Minimum or lowest night: Average, 52, f3 for 25 yewrs; warmest night, US, 75 In lsSl; coolest night, 34, 34 in 1&T8. l'ally mean or half day plus night: Average, tk, 2 for 25 yettw; wannest September, 72 in 1KS1; coolest, Wi in ls71; wannest day and night, 80, 80 la 18.S1; coolest, 44, 41 ia lUlnffill, laches and hundredths: Total past September, ;j.5o ajrnhist greatest 5.f.y iu Wb and least 0.51 In ls"l; 2.44 average for 25 yea r : greatest dstily, 0.7U &.'"! not 2.10 la ls'.K); fell on 37 per cent, days against 3S for 25 years. Cloudiness iu percentage: In 1S!H, 55, 47 for 25 yenrs; percentage of dsiys elestr, 27 against :: partly cloudy. 37 ujfalnst 3."; deedy, Sf, 20 for 25 year. Iav three, nlhts one, degrees cool, past mouth. 4a per cent, excess of rainfall aud S of cloudiness. September cloudiest with !5 per cent, clouds 4u ls7i and cleirrettt with. 34 la OBIN-PAUXEK, Ooserrer. FIFIEEN MEN : POISONED THEY ATE ROUGH ON RATS-''. FOR DINNER. IT WAS IN THEIR SOUP SOME OF THEM IN A PRECARIOUS CONDITION AND WILL DIE. THE MISTAKE OF AX00K The Terrible Accident at the Boarding-House of a Lot of Canal Boatmen at North Tonawanda The Men Suffer Agonies of Pain. Special Dispatch to Democrat and" Chronicle. North Tonawarda, N. Y., Sept. 30. Fif-tet n men w ere poitsoned by eating soup con-tainiiig "Kough on Kats" here this noou. They were all boatmen and lived together at a saloon on North Canal street, owned by Li. liroadbeck. Following is a list of the victims: Charles "an Valkenlierg, Charles Mullen, L'aniel illiam!, t.ilbert Snyder, Arthur llortell, W.'Uiam .Smith, David Mitchell, Charku O'Conuell, (..Jiurl Townsend and Henry Jones. Two of the victims are not xiected to live till nioru-ng and one of them is still iu an uucou-scioiiH condition. The toison was accidentally put into some roup which was .served for dinner, and in about twenty minutes every man at the table began to feel the effects of the deadly ttuff. Drs. Doss and Taber were immediately summoned. Antidotes were administered and in a' few minutes Hrond-beck's saloon on North Canal street, where the fatality occuired wa converted into a hospital. When the doctors arrived the men were all nearly dead. Some were sitting ,u chairs with their heads resting between their hands, some were lying face down over boxes, while still others were walking the floor in agony. One old man whose name is Gilbert Snyder was lying upon an ' old box struggling hard for life. The poisoning wa.s purely accidental. The crnalers have quarters above IJroadbeck'a saloon where they take their meals while they are in Tonawanda. One of their number always acts as cook. Th-day Thomas Simmon, a man of probably 5-1 years of age, was preparing dinnen. He v as making some kind of soup. Opening a cupboard where all the eatables are kept - he took down a box that contained corn rreal. lie dumped about two quarts into a kettle in which the soup was leing cooked. By mistake Simmons got hold of the wrong box. The meal which he used contained a mixture of "Rough on Rats," which was used to poison the rodents which infest the place. The mistake was not discovered until after the men had nearly finished eating. IN DEEP WATER. Attachments Against the Property of Ex-Police Commissioner McClave. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, Sept. 30. Attachments against the property of ex-Police Coufluis-sioner John McClave were granted by Justice Iteekuiau, of the supreme court, today, in two actions brought by the Garfield National Bank to recover $3o,0U) lor money loaned. The writs were granted on allegations that McClave, in contemplation of his assignment, had deeded away real estate to the value of i?150,(X) to his wife, Charlotte L. McClave, and had given mortgages for the purpose of defrauding his creditors. The money was loaned by tiie bank from October 3, 1JS05, to July 13tH last on notes. Some of these notes were made by McClave s non, S. Wood McClave, which the father indorsed. The time of payment had been expended at the request of John McClave. He made a statement to the bank October 3d last, in support of these loans, according to the plaintiff papers in which he put the value of his business plant at $175,0X. His stock of lumber he valued at $oO,000 ami his equities in property in this city, Newark, and ia Greenwich, Conn., at upward of $2Ut,(KM. His total assets were estimated , at $435.-0K). He stated that his liabilities were ?3.-,000. It is charged in the actions that on April 1st last McClave secretly transferred to his wife property valued at $ir0,00, but the deeds were not recorded until September 11th. He made an assignment on September 17th. More Troops for Cuba. Madrid, Sept. 30. The government has d-clded to send forty thousand more troops to Cuba to re-enforce the Spanish army In the island, and also to strengthen the forces IU IVrto Rico and the I'hilippine Islands with two thousand and three thousand men respectively. A free pardon has been ofTered to all who have evaded service in the army, upon provision that they return and complete their term of service. Advlees from Havana say the Insurgents have executed the rebel leader Kodrigucz by hanging. The reason for the act is not stated. A Trolley Permit Granted. Albany, Sept. 30. TUe railroad eouimis-eion has granted permission to the Third Avenue railroad of New York city to use the overhead trolley system for ten years on its Kings bridge extension above One-Hundred and Twenty-sixth Miwt. At the end of ten years time the commission will again look -into the matter and extend the permission or annul the right. . The Will Swan Injured. . Victoria. It. I.. ::o. It Is reported here that the Krltlsh cruiser Wild Swan struck a submerged roek iu Callas bnrbor while uuder fuh speed. Thotie who know the place say tLat her chances for escape from total de-strrcUon are few. The Wild Swan is the smallest vessel of the Pacific coast squadron, and rather an Inferios type of Teasel. ! J

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