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Piiiltliiif The Inquirer Almanac , FOR 1100 ' WUl be presented FREE to all Inquirer Readers. distribution is now being made and your copy will be delivered at the earliest possible moment The Inquirer Almanac FOR 1900 Will be presented FREE to all Inquirer Readers. Distribution Is now being made and your copy will be - delivered at the earliest possible moment. . 5r State Librarian j ti VOI- 141 180 1-4- PAG PHILADELPHIA, WEDKESDA.T, : BECEMBMJ 27, 1899- r MSSiM;ft WEDNESDAY Fair and colder OITE CENT BUILDER ALLEN B. BUT HIS Prominent Contractor Responds In the Night to the Inexorable and Entirely Unexpected Summons ' Sketch f His Long!, and Busy Career Allen Ti. Porte, the leading builder in this city during two decades or more, died of apoplexy at his residence, 131 South Eighteenth street, yesterday morning at 2 o'clock. He was at his office in the Bourse on Saturday, attending to business and looking as well as usual; spent Sunday with his son; Allen B., Jr., in est PhiLv delphia; returned to his own home early in the evening, and after an hour's chat with Mrs. Iiorke and his son Frank, re tired, feeling "only a little tired." A few minutes after retiring he complained of feeling ill, made an attempt to go to the bathroom and fell to the floor. Christmas morning at ! A. 'M. the second stroke came and caused a total loss of conscious ness, and, so he remained until 2 o'clock yesterday morning, when he passed away. Drs. Bennett, Willard, Mills and Da Costa had been summoned in consultation, but the case seemed to them hopeless from the first. Paralysis rapidly extended on one side from the moment of the attack until the end Mrs. Rorke, the sons, Allen B. Jr.,, and Franklin M., were present, ministering to the sufferer and hearing ius hopeful words until the moment when the second stroke rendered him wholly unconscious. The only complaint that had given any warning of approaching" trouble was that he frequently said he felt a little tired. He had suffered formerly from neuralgia, and when the partial stroke of Sunday evening came he attributed it to that trouble. His physicians quickly informed the family of the serious nature of the ease. The funeral will be held on Friday from Jus Jate residency on bouth iuighteenth street.. The interment will be at West Laurel itill. ---- JtT'-,o"'-ny--ref' Allen B. . Roxke was -the fourth, in line of his family to be builders. He was born in Philadelphia March 21. 1&46. His greatgrandfather, emigrated from Dublin, Ire land, and located near Reading, Pa., where ne, ana his son James atter mm, became widely known ai builders. The latter moved to Philadelphia at 18 and married ine naugnter oi james JVitcnen, also a builder. Their son, Allen B., attended the common schools till the agre ot 14, then apprenticed bim'self to a carpenter and ntterward engaged with his lather. At 21 he had charge of important operations, such as the Pardee Scientific School, at Easton and Horticultural Hall, of the Centennial buildings. He started in busi ness for himselt in 1S79, and soon won a place m the tront rank. His contracts were always carried out with a disposition to do more rather than less than his specifications called for, and since that time he erected some of the greatest business structures in the city. His varied talents seem to have betn inherited from both lines of his ancestors, and to have been remarkably developed by his own experience.. The bold outlines and the finish of the structures erected by him seem to speak of his daring, sagacity and cultivation. Among the more conspicuous of these memorials are the Betz Building, the Philadelphia Bourse, the Spreckels sugar refinery, the Xationr.l Export Exposition buildings, new Capitol buildings at Harrisburg, the new Trnited States Mint at Seventeenth and Spring Garden streets, the new wing of the Aldine Hotel and many others. Among the unfinished undertakings of the great builder is a big hotel at Atlantic City. A vast amount of work on the City Hall lias been in recent years awarded to him. The following residences or business places mark his work: The residence of Thomas Dolan, on Walnut street above Eighteenth: the extensive cordage works of Edwin Fitler & Company, at Bridesburg; the group of buildings of :-McCallum. Crease & Sloan, at Wayne Junction, German-town; the beautiful armory of the State Fencibles. on iNcrth Broad street; Thomas Dolan & Company's mills, the smokehouse, packing-house and stables of John H. Michener & Company, the Second and Third Streets Passenger Railway Company's depot andstables, John T. Bailey BIG BLACK BEAR FOR ADMIRAL DEWEY Eer0Cl'0US Christmas Gift From V5SJ$innesota Admirers Reaches IS? Washington s loTASHINGTOX, Dec. 2b. The big black bear sent to Admiral Dewey as a Christmas gift from his admirers in Ber- nidgi, Minn., has arrived, and now basks in the wintry sunshine, at the National Zoological Park. The Admiral had been notified of the coming of "Billy," as the big bruin is called, and had made arrangements with the officials of the Zoo to receive and care for the animal, for which he has no accommodations at present. Admiral Dewey has not seen his present as yet, for when the beast arrived Christmas eve it was in a very-bad humor, pangs of brutish hunger having transformed his erstwhile even and unruffled disposition into a very sanguinary one. Coupled with his hunger "Billy" had a truly Western ' thirst, and a Western thirst, if not soon quenched, is liable to make trouble in almost any community. "Billy's" demonstrations were not at all to the liking of ttv express messengers, notwithstanding the fact that the animal was securely incarcerated in an iron cage. The Zoo was notified and two keepers soon arrived at the depot. Food and water were given the bear and he was soon pacified. Admiral Dewey has not notified the Zoo officials as to what disposition will be made of the animal. - .AXXSOFP'S CEKBliATI DKJf GUSRALI on draught at libels. Beetaurauut and Calea. HE IS DEAD WORK WILL LIVE ALLEN B. RORKE f fi Company's larire eordaee works. HeneeJ. j Colladay & Company's large . building on Seventh street. John T. Bailey's residence at Fifteenth and Master streets. Justice, Bateman fc Company's w-arehouse, - on Gothic street; the elaborate building of Str.Sr?& of- fice building of the Traction Company, at 423 Walnut street; the large spice ware- house of O. S. Janney & Company, on Leti- tia street; the store of Sichel & Meyer, on Arch street, below Eighth; the granite an- nex of the Bank of Northern Liberties, the six dwelling-houses at Thirty-eighth and Locust streets, for Messrs. Henry B. Bunting and Joseph Smnott; the store building for Jacob Reed's Sons, at Second and Spruce streets: the Park Theatre, at Broad street and Fairmount avenue; the retort and purifying houses of the gaa works of the Twenty-fifth ward: Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, at Fifteenth and Mount Vernon streets; Marks Broth- ers' store, at Eighth and Arch streets; the large factory of the Hope Manufacturing Company, at Woodbury, N. J.; the office building of the Poth Brewing Company; the old and new Times Annex, on Sansora street,-west of Eighth, for the Times Publishing Company; the stables on Carpenter street, above Fourth, for the Item; the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, on Tenth street, below Race; the immense building and plant of the Philadelphia arehousmg and Cold storage Company, extending over a square, between Delaware avenue. Noble and Beach streets: the store hmlriincr for .lamps S Wilsnn A- Son 44 r.k s0ttOt,T .fr00f. t-v, r "r "-;""" ""'t" -v-.-o, tory, tne corner-01 cnerry ana carmen streets; for J. R. Jones; the six-story ofrics building for William Cramp. &. Sons' Ship and Engine Building Company: the orna- mental majmfar-torv hnil.linu at Twrifth me, UIaC lAruJKr1ig' at .-A .ltQ Jt A t A fill.-.. T dom's ATills. at Bristol-: the- ritra-ntir.ctT-ai3i warehouse ct the X iaelitv Comoanv. un Market street, above Eighteenth: Mer- i . o r, , r v. -1 j- chant & Companys warehouse; Building -o. , at Girard College, the dining hall of which will accommodate 1000 boys, and 1 1 -it- -v-r v. - aiso ouuamgs os. y ana on the same grounds; the attractive building occupied ""u viuu, i 'viuiui street. West of Broad; the artistically de-j fTT 1 it mi C'l.-. . , I if signed and massively built edifice of the Western Savings Fund, at Tenth and Wal nut streets; the immense store on the Gi rard estate, at Eleventh and Market streets, occupied by Hood. Foulkrod fc Company, and the six roomv stores which cover -the rest of the block to Twelfth street, and which are so constructed as to give the appearance ot but one store. Wan Active in Politics For years Mr. Rorke took a live inter est in public affairs. He had long been a irienci or jdwm rl. iitler, and when the latter was elected Mavor in 18S7 Mr. Rorke was prominently mentioned in connection with the position of Director of Fublic Works. He withdrew his name, however. The following year, when there was a reorganization of the Republican City Committee and it was desired to place a business man at the head of the organization, he was the' choice of James McManes and ex-Mavor I ltler for the do- smon or cnairman. ihe Jate William R. Leeds was the candidate of the opposi tion, but Mr. Rorke was elected. He re mained the head of the committee until the rail ot LbSU. when be resumed. Sinre that time, however, he has continued to take an active part m Republican politics. He was several times urged as a candidate for the Mayoralty, and in 1SS1 ii i.i - , 1 - ine iaDor men wantea mm to run as an independent candidate, but he declined to oppose Edwin S. Stuart, the regular ivepuDiican nominee. for the past ten years he had been closely associated with United States Senators Ouav and Penrose ana insurance Commissioner Durham. His advice was frequently sought by these men when any important political movement was being considered. Mr. Rorke was a member of th "Mason if Order, of the Odd Fellows, of the Lesion of Honor, the Clover Club and a great many political clubs and organizations. SLAIN, HER BLOOD BESPATTERING A BIBLE Aged Cromby Woman Found Murdered, Husband Clinging to the Body Special to Tho Iuquirei-. PHOEXIXVILLE, Pa., Dec. 26. This afternoon the blood-stained body of Mrs. Margaret Shannon was discovered in a small house at Cromby, a mile from here. The woman, who was about 60 years of age, was lying on the floor with a terrible j cut across her forehead. I The room showed that a terrible strncr- L , , , . , , , , y.iK nail iawc piatx, an uiuuu was uespat- 1 tered over the walls and floor and long tresses of her hair were found clinging to the clasp of the family Bible which was also saturated with blood. The woman's husband was taken into custody, and he ii now in lail hprp. Some one had attempted to wash the u:uuu nuui me ueiiu omaus doming, and they were found half dried on the p clothes line to-dav. t Deputy Coroner How ell will hold an inquest to-morrow nieht. - hen arrested the husband was climr-1 ing to the dead body of his wife, saying I that some one had killed her. Mr. Hackrtt'n Sew Play Special to The luqulrer. - BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 2C. James K. Hackett produced "The Pride of .Jeuuico" to-night at Ford's Opera House and the play scored a tremendous success. It will be presented In Philadelphia week after j next instead ot "liupert of Hmtzau. A larse audience was present to-night. f ' f - '. I - "fci , ' ' - Ef;hZ? . , ' I ' - I -' -' , a CITIZENS MEET FOR COHVEHTIOH WORK The Association Which Cap tured the Prize Gets Down to Business SOME NEW OFFICERS Two Vacancies by Resignation Are Promptly Filled f TO PUSH THE PROJECT Mayor Ashbridge, While Retiring as a Committeeman, Will Give the Movement Cordial Support The Citizens" Republican 'National Con vention Association met at the Manufacturers' Club last evening with President Henry Burk in the chair. After the min- ! utes of the last two meetings had been read and adopted a letter from Mayor I Ashbridee read resieninsr his Dosition on the committee and stating that, though be was eorry to be unable to sit in any committee be desired the association to know thaLhe was fully in accord with tfae movement and would do all -in his power- to further their object. Senator Boies Penrose also wrote regretting , ina- bility to be present at the meeting, having been called away from the city. Other letters having been read, President Burk once again impressed upon those present that the object of the association . to get , ; , ti.;i. jiv.; ua v, the convention to Philadelphia had been achieved and he hoped that every one would work to make the convention a success. - Ex-Mayor, Warwick then proposed a vote of thanks to the committee which went to Washington to prepare the way for the big deputation from the ' association to ; the National Committee. The vote was unanimously accorded. - Praise for the Victors - Theodore F. Justice offered resolutions which declared that Tne Republican National Committee has agreed, unanimously, that the Republican National Convention of 1000 shall be held in Philadelphia. That tn is conclusion or tne National committee was brought about by the efforts I of a committee of Philadelphia citizens in 1 connection with United ' States Senator Boies Penrose and Congressman Henry H Bingham. Robert Adams, Jr., and James R. Youu.- of Philadelphia, and Thomas E. Butler and Irving P. Wanger, ot Pennsyl- vauia; Mayor Ashbridge and Horace Gaw. That the thanks of this meeting be ex- tended to the above-named -Congressmen I ana a,so 10 aers. nenry onrs, Shields. Robert M. McWade. A. J. Ennls. I r a t- s" m- 1 mittee. " '- ' , . I J- lulr.'!u': iBurui.v lnuorne xue effoTts of 'President Burt ;nd the Execn- live uomniuice, ana inax it is tne sense of this meetins that the work so well be- gun by President Burk and the Executive Committee should be continued by them, J. 1 I'll ' j tive Committee; and that ' it is- the sense ttu" lu?1: "jet-Liug comiany ana earn- 1?"?, 1117. mittee's efiforts to make the- National publican Convention of 1000 k success. - . . " u-- Re These- resolutions were oromPtlv adopted. . . - . - Letters were then read from Thomas Martindale and Mahlon H. Kline resign ing tneir positions as nrst ana second vice-presidents, respectively. - President Burk explained that he was under the impression that these eentlemen had ten dered their resignations because pressure ot business would not permit of their giv ing their time to the work. Iheir resignations were consequently accepted without further comment. - Horace D. Gaw having been proposed for and having declined the : position of first vice-president, a motion was made that ex-Mayor Charles F. Warwick and Ed. T. Davis be elected first and second vice-presidents, - respectively, and .'their election by acclamation followed. Mr. Warwick,,- in a few words in which he said: "The Mayor-likje quality improves like that of beer by the addition of an 'X,' " accepted the election. W. S. P. Shields made a few remarks of congratulation before the meeting adjourned. Mr. Martindale' Position After the meeting Thomas Martindale. who did not attend, said: - ' I have sent in my resignation as first vice-president - of the Citizens' Republican Rational Convention Association because I feel that if I had remained in of fice I should have been compelled to en- j erereticaliv protest against the acts of the selt-styled executive committee, and rath er lhan do that and appear to antagonize the - convention movement, which 1 am . . a - . intensely interested in, 1 decided to take this action EARTHQUAKE DID $60,000 DAMAGE Not a Brick Bxrtlding Left San Jacinto in SAN JACTVTO. Cal., Dec. 26. Esti mates of the property loss here 3-ester day total $60,000. Every brick building in the town was ruined. .Electric wires are down and some of the power houses collapsed. There are but two chimneys standing. Only the six squaws were killed, as reported yesterday. It is said that rumblings had been heard for several days a,bout Toquils Peak in the San Jacinto range, suppos ed to be an extinct volcano. Between San Jacinto and Hemet eevsersN of hot sulphur water have appeared, and the fumes were so strong that no one can get near the geysers. - Preparations are already, being made tor the reDuiiamg 01 most ot the ruined gtrUCtureS, HALTED SERVICE ' TO CATCH THIEF EpiSCODai PaStOT Nabbed a Man Ci 1 U T'J n . WhO btOle Holiday Presents MARINETTE, Mich., Dec. 26. Dr. Schepler, pastor ot fct.- .Paul s-- Lpiscopal Church, interrupted his Christmas service long enough to give chase to a sneak thief who was carrying off a number of holiday goods from ;the parsonage. The preacher while at . the altar saw the thief leaving the parsonage with a lot of stuff under his overcoat. Putting aside his robes he gave" chase. caught, the. fellow and after :a. tussle LUi ilCU U 1 1 IU LUST jJJXl;c Lilt. li returned and hmshed dmne service. GENERAL LORD ROBERTS - - ...... Who In assaminK supreme command In South NO RED TAPE WILL Supreme Command and No Instructions From Home Was His Ultimatum Before He Would Go to South Africa Special Cable to The Inquirer. CopTrtjrht. 180O. by Jiraes Gordon Becnett. LONDON, Dec. 26. From behind the scenes comes a story ot the new-war, as it is popidarly called here. Interest ing facts concerning it have leaked out. Lord Roberts simply refused o go to take the command in -South Africa." That change was the fit jarticular point, urged oy ine ar umce autnomies.; ne saia ty 'tkefn: ." ' , 'The only- conditions under Tvlilcfa I Trill fgo ant are that I shall li ye abaolately mprerae commiml and receive - no instructions. from hoine.'V ; ." . - 1 " That was his ultimatum. General Bul-ler had been hurried to the awful trouble that awaited him by urgent orders, it ap pears, from home,, to retrieve the loss of prestige by other generals and by England But Roberts will have none of this. Stormy War Office Meeting There was a very momentous meeting at the War Office, " at which were " present Lord Lansdowne, Secretary of State for War, and Lord Wolseley, commander-in-chief. It lasted for hours, during which it was demonstrated by the arguments that the opinions of those present were far from being unanimous. . ' -. "Then -1 will go," said Lord Roberts. That was after the gathering of great men at the Ministry of War had agreed to give up any further attempts to lead the campaign from maps studied in those dingy quarters called the War Office. Wolseley Hampered - But it had been an awful struggle.' Lord Wolseley may be well enough inclined, but then he has to do with the whole nest of permanent high officials who have, lived all their lives amid a halo of red tape, and who-love and revere that atmosphere. Having gained the victory and being in a position to dictate to the War Depart ment instead of the reverse, Lord Roberts said: ' Demanded Kitchener "Now give me Kitchener." Thus he was given Kitchener. -- It is believed that Lord Roberts holds his ideas all through. This means that the war the "new war' will not be com meuced till perhaps the besrinning of March. The presence of "Lord Kitchener is looked upon as that influence which will not allow the' campaign to commence until everything is absolutely ready, mat is Kitchener all over. ' Lord Roberts knows him and his methods intimately. Confidence in Hooerts Roberts will be the man to restore con fidence and esprit de corps among the men. His name in "the English array is as that of the Mahdi to the Soudanese But Kitcheners role will be thoroughly to organize the forces. Kitchener Will Give the Word Not until he says that all is ready and until the last mule and man has been placed in proper position, the last train started and the final gun sent forward will Roberts and Kitchener give the word to advance. Such is a brief outline of the coming campaign. 8000 EUROPEANS IN" RESERVEAT PRETORIA Included are Officers Highly Skilled in Tactics and in Ar- . tillery Srwial Cable to The Inqnirer. Copyright, 1893. vby. James Gordon Bennett. LONDON, Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Daily News publishes this dispatch from its special correspondent: ' - Cape Town, Wednesday. I learn from Afrikander Bund sources, which have been hitherto singularly well informed, that 8000 European officers and men skilled in modern military tactics and particularly in artillery are in Pretoria as a reserve force. . Undoubtedly the ""' tactics at mmm .V Africa dictated terms, to the British War Office. HAMPER ROBERTS Colenso and Magersfontein were directed by men of this class, as these tactics are quite unknown to the Boer generals. . LADYSiVHTH safe GARRISON CONFIDENT Brliisfr " Guns Shelf'Trenchest Colerso Boers More Active . - . ,- Soeclal Cable to Tie Inoolrer. Copyrlcht. 1899. Iir Jam8 Gordoo Bennett. Republication pt . this dispatch 40 prohibited. LONDON, Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Daily Telegraph publishes this dispatch, from its special correspondent; CHIEVELEY CAMP, - Wednesday-Firing is still heard from Ladysmith. Na tive runners report that the garrison there are tit and confident. . ' The big guns at Chieveley Camp have again been throwing lyddite shells at the Boer works and trenches opposite Colenso. The enemy are showing signs of more activity to-day. Their scouts fired upon our patrol to the east and west of here, but were driven off. Boers Bnild Bridge The Boers have constructed a rough temporary bridge across the Tugeia River, near Pieter's Station, and from that point ..... nave sent a commanao iorwara which is intrenching on the Llandwana Range and the scrub-covered hills further east. The number of Boers killed during last Friday's action was undoubtedly heavier than ours. Certainly more than 300 were slain, while their wounded were relatively few. -This puts a hopeful complexion on the result of the battle. The majority of our wounded are expected to return to duty in three days time. GATAC RE'S MEN . OCCUPY DORDRECHT Centre of Dutch Revolt in Cape" Colony Now in British Hands Special Cable to The Inquirer. Copyright 1899. by James Gordon Bennett. -LONDON, Wednesday, Dec. 27 At last this country has received good news from the disaffected districts in East Cape Colony, because it proves that General Gatacre is doing something more than merely" holding' his ground. - - A War Offke; telegram states that a body of 150 police, under Dalgert's command, has occupied Dordrecht without any loss on the British side and that the Boers are retreating.- - - Dordrecht lies between thirty and forty miles to the eastward of Sterkstroom, and is a centre whence the revolting Dutch farmers have been extending their opera tions. If so small a force, having doubt less planned a sudden surprise, has been able to seize the town, it would seem that the Boer commandoes in the district are by no means large, and that the prox imity of Gatacre has seriously interfered with their policy. SEDITION SPREADS . IN CAPE COLONY Three Members of Cape Parliament Are Said to Be Implicated LONDON, Dec. .2(5. A dispatch received here and dated December 20 says that sedition is spreading in Cape Colony. Three members of the Cape Parliament are alleged to be implicated, and one of them is said to have presented a Free State-flag to a Boer commander, at" the same time expressing the hope that he would carry it to glory and victory. .' Ajiother member of Parliament is said to be recruiting for the Boers. In addi- COXTIXUED ON" 3d PAGE 6th COL. RIVER PIRATES SLAY THE MYSTERIOUSLY Theory That He May Have Found Men Robbing a Boat-house SKIFF WAS STOLEN - : George B. Eyre, well known in Chester military and social circles, ' has been missing since last Thurs- "day," when he went ducking on the Delaware. He had with him 6ome jewelry and several valuable guns " and -was to have returned in time :to attend the theatre in Philadel- ' phia. f Since his disappearance it" has T been learned that a boat house ' owned bv a friend of Eyre's had been broken open by thieves and a skiff removed. It "is believed by many that Eyre came upon the - thieves at work, attempted to pre- vent the . theft, was killed and thrown overboard. - Mrs. Evre. the missine man's . mother, has offered $100 reward for a clew leading to the finding of her son. , Parties are searching on the Del- aware and along the shore for the missing man's body. " From a Staff Correspondent. CHESTER, Pa., Dec. 20. An anxious mother, and a distracted sweetheart are awaiting the return of young - George B. Eyre, whose body is believed to be either lying at the bottom of the Delaware or resting among the reeds on the frozen marsh lands over on the Jersey shore. All Chester is aroused over the mystery of this popular young man, whose disappearance was noted at length in Monday's Inquirer. Fears of foul play to Eyre were mentioned in this paper on Tuesday. To-night his friends are discussing . various phases of the case that point to murder. Chief of Police Thomas H. Berry returned this evening from a search for the body along the Jersey shore. Eyre had announced last Thursday that he was going across -the river to shoot ducks, and this led the Chief of Police, to make the search among the reeds along the Jersey fehore. The naphtha launch Viola, owned by B. F. Siddell, was chartered, and on this a large party, which included Chief Berry, District Attorney W. I. Schaffer, Senator W. C. Sproul, members of the lodge of Elks, Alpha Boat Club and. other-organization to -which Eyre belonged crossed the. river-to- Raccoon Greek. . They reached the other sidf at. low tide, searched along the-frozen jnarsh from .Birch Greek, opposite Marcuj Hook, . to a point opposite Eddystone a "distance of -about seven miles.- The search, occupied about five hours, bat no trace of the body cpnld be found. ' ' . ". '-" V Eyre's Oar Found? -To-night a -telephone message was . received from Edgemoor stating that an oar' had. "been found by the wife of the lighthouse? keeper on Cherry Island flats. This may -furnish-.a. clue which will be investigated in the morning by Chief Berry, BOUTELLE IS IN. A l CRITICALC0NDITI0N Maine Congressman Is in a Bos ton Sanitarium Special to The .Inquirer. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 26. It was learn ed late to-night . that Congressman Bou telle, cf Maine, who was taken suddenly ill ifi Boston several days ago, and subsequently removed to his home in Bangor, was brought to Boston last night -- and placed in a private sanitarium in one of the outlying districts. His brother, L P. Boutelle, and Dr. D. A. Robinson -ac companied him, and every effort was made in Bangor, as well as in Boston, to keep the matter secret. There are several private sanitariums in and about Boston, but it was impossible to learn to-night in which one Congressman Boutelle is confined. It is believed that notwithstanding the favorable reports given out by the attend ing phjsician after his return to Bangor that the Congressman's condition is some what alarming, HIS YAWNA FIXTURE John Clark's Jaw Gave Him Lots of . Trouble . - - The old story that a yawn is good for one's health and should not, under any circumstances,, be ahbroviated. Is declared by John Clark, of 403 Xoblo street, to be a delusion and ! a snare. Yesterday afternoon Clark walked Into the Hahnemann Hospital, his mouth wide open and an expression which was simp!y indescribable.- The playful zephyrs which looked around the coraers yesterday sought refuge 1n his mouth and coyly toyeti with his tongue until It took on a decidedly blue' appearance and refused to answer the demands of articulation. His teeth, prompted to the utmost by the sepbyrs to chatter, displayed every effort to respond, but were unable to complete the circuit. -- "Awned; 'kokated aw." was all be could say when he reached the dispensary; but tin?, doctcrs understood and after . some difficulty succeeded- in getting - the dislocated member into Its normal condition. Once there his story was soon told. He had indulsed in a pood old-fasbioned yawn when suddenly, with a clik. his lower Jaw dropped, and try as ha would, . he could not replace it. - EMINENT SCIENTIST DEAD Prof. Elliott Cones, of Washington, . Passes Away Id Baltimore BALTIMOUE, Dec. 26. Professor Elliott Coues, of .Washington, D. C. the world-famed ornithologist and scientist, died last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Professor Cues was one of the most distinguished scientists la' the United States.-He was a naturalist of high repnte and. an expert In -geology, anatomy and many other sciences. He. was connected with the Smithsonian InstItutionTthe United States Geclogical and Geographical surveys, and . was professor of biology In the Virginia Agricultural and sleebrmlcal College. He was one of the associate editors of the Century Dictionary and other, publications. Lanion's Faaeral December 30 MANILA. Dec. 26. The funeral of Major General Lawttra will take place December 30. - .. The remains will be embarked on the transport Thomas. - CEORC E T& y ' i ' " - - -" 1 " '- n THE CROSS INDICATES GEO. a EYRE AS HE APPEARED WHEN IN CAMP WITH THE - , SIXTH REGIMENT DURING THE SPANISH WAR. who will make another trip to the' Jersey side .with the hope of finding eoem trace of the body. . Samuel Shoulders, of Bridgeport, N. J., this evening made a statement which the police authorities believe has-an important bearing on the case. Last Thursday, between 4 and 5 o'clock, Shoulders says he .was returning from Chester- in his trucking boat,- when - he saw a .man answering -Eyfre s description sitting in a gunning skiff near Raccoon Creek, on the Jersey side: Eyre, if it was he, was heading toward Chester. . Boat Thieves May Have Slain Him Right on top of Shoulders statement the information leaked out to-night that the locker in the boat' house where Bon-sall G. Ladomus, assistant city engineer, kept his boat with "Eyre's, was found to have been broken open and the skiff removed from the house. Many people advance the theory that Eyre reached the boat house about the time some person or persons were making off with Mr. Lad-emus skiff, and that a tight ensued. ': Eyre was a young man, of athletic build, and had no fear of river pirates. In the scuffle it is hinted Eyre may have been killed and his body thrown into the river. George Eyre lived with his widowed mother at' Seventh" and Barclay streets. His father was the late H. C. Eyre, a Philadelphia contractor in the sewer department who died last spring. Last W ednesday Eyre went to Philadelphia on business" and purchased two tickets for the theatre for Thursday night. He was to be accompanied by his friend, Ralph Seottney,v of Moore's.- They vhad plarme-d-to take.a couple of youngMvomen with them, v - . . ' 1 ;- - Eyre did Hot return from Philadelphia until early Thnrsday- morning. On his arrival he- telephoned to his mother; that he would be home that evening for sup-' per, and go to Philadelphia. That was the-last she heard of him. Eyre went down to Miller's-commisaion house at Second and Edgemont avenue- and inquired for James . Pierce, a river man, whom he desired to accompany him on his gunning trip. Pierce was not to be found just then. . NEW YORK WOOL FIRM FAILS James and Allen- MacNaughton File a Petition in Bankruptcy NEW VORK, Dec. 26. .Tames and A Al- Ian MacNaughton, of the Tradesmen s N a tional Bank and the Wool Exchange, to day filed a petition in bankruptcy. THE WEATHER Forecast from Washington Eastern New York, Xew Jersey. Eastern Pennsylrania, Delaware and Maryland, fair, continued cold -Wednesday end Thursday; ' Ueht to fresh west to north Winds. Western Pennsylvania and Western New York Generally fair Wednesday and Thursday; fresh westerly winds. . New York Herald Forecast: In the Middle States and New England to-day fair weatber and fresh to light westerly and eoutnwesterly winds will prevail with temperature slisntly lower in the mornine. but afterward rising slowly. 'On Thursday fair to partly cloudy weather and sllehtly higher temperature will prevail, with light and fresh variable winds, becoming mostly easterly and followed by snow in the western districts of this section, and on Friday probably partly cloudy and warmer, followed by enow or rain.- '. - European steamers now sailing will have mostly fair weather and fresh westerly breezes to the Banks. Yesterday's Temperature a c S 33 Time. Weather. 8 A. M. . 29.90 20 fi 8 P. M . . 30.07 23 64 N.W. N.W. 12 .00 Clear. 12 .00 Clear. Maxlrnnm temperature. 2.30 P. M...... Minimum temperature. 8.00 A.M... 26 20 23 S4 J4 11 132 Mean temperature Normal temperature Sunshine (per cent.) Pefleiencv of temperature Excess-of temperature since December 1.. L mril i t fit pxress of temnerature since Jflntmrv 1 - .... 40 Deficiency of rainfall since Decomber 1... 0.89 Accumulated excess or rainfall since jan- iirv 1. .... . Correction Total rainfall December 24 0.63 SPECIAL UNITED STATES WEATHER BU- DELPHIA INQUIRER. PHILADELPHIA. DECEMBER 26. 1899. 8 - P. M. (Eastern Time.) PLACE. ' cL Weather. Eastport. Me...... 24 W. 10 .16 P.C'londy. Boston 24 W. 10 .00 Clear. New York City ... 24 -N. 16 .00 Clear. Atlantic City ..... 20 N.W. 8 .00 Clear. Cape May 26 N.W. 12 .00 Clear. Norfolk. Va... ... SO W. 8 .00 Clear. Jacksonville 5J N.W. .00 Clear. Atlanta 84 5 c.lear- Palestine. Tex. . . 64 K .00 Clear. New - Orleans 58 E. 8 .00 Clear. Memphis .... .... 36 , N.E. 8 .00 Clear. Cincinnati 24 W 8 .0O Clear. Detroit .- 14 S.W. 16; Clear. Chicago .... IS W. 23 .-.00 Cloudy. . fit Paul .-1 N-W. -.O0 Clear. St! Louis ........ 24 N.E. .oO Cl udy. Washington 2 N.W. .00 Clear. . -Denver .....a- 8.E. 8 .00 Clear. Pittsburg .... ... J N.W. " Clear. JnPiter PI . : 64 N. 8 -.OP Clear. Light wind. : Trace of rain. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMERS Arrived ittrU' Urertjool from New Terk. Ksiaer WUbelm II Uibraltar from New York. Friesland Antwerp from New York. . - Sailed Karamania Sew York for Glasgow. B. EYRE MISSING CHESTER M ? "Eyre then "went to the' winter quarters of the Alpha Boat Club, on Third street, where he changed hi clothing, donniue a gunning-suit. In hie clothing he left $254 in money and a diamond ring recently purchased for a Christmas gift. These were found where he left them. Eyre took with him upon the river- two valuable guns, an expensive gold watch, and wore on his finger a diamond ring. Both the ring and watch had belonged to bis father and were highly prized as heirlooms. Pierce called at Miller's soon after Eyre departed, having had an appointment to meet him. Eyre had gone on the river by the time Pierce reached the club house. When . Eyre failed to keep his theatre engagement with Mr. Scottney the latter began to suspect that something had happened to his friend. Eyre had always be-fore been punctual. . Mother Offers Reward Young .Eyre's home is enshrouded with gloom, and the anxious mother and the sister eagerly seek information . that will lead to the hope that the son and brother is still alive, Mrs. Eyre, the mother, has offered a"-reward; of ? 100 for information that will lead tq the recovery of the body if death has overtaken the missing man. The missing young man has long been prominent in military circles in this city. He the Sixth Regiment, N. G. P., and became " quartermaster-sergeant. He was then advanced to the position of sergeant-major on the staff..,. During the iSpanish-Auierican war. Eyre was appointed battalion ad jutantr by Major T Edward Clyde, r and . ilad- charge of . the commissary department of the regiment at Camp Algejr, at-Falls,' Church,' Va,v - .Upon the ' reorganization of tne regiment at the close of the war Eyre wag appointed Commissary of Subsistence. He inheritedTA small fortune some time ago from an uncle. Squire Isaac Eyre. . Eyre was1 27 years old, a 6ocial leader, having" taken -part in numerous big society events in this city. Only a few da vs before his disappearance he was an usher at the fashionable MacDade-Troth wedding at Eighteenth and -Spring Garden streets, Philadelphia H.C.J. BIG FIRE RAGING IN AUGUSTA, G A. Lumber Mills Burning and Other Large Factories Threatened - AUGUSTA, Ga., Dec. 26 (midnight). Augusta is visted by ' another big fire. Perkins Manufacturing Company's lumber mills are now burning. An Augusta factory and a $(300,000 cotton mill is in close proximity. Both are threatened. The loss will be heavy. REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOT Police Cannot Tell Which of Tira Brothers Used Pistol Special to The Inquirer. . NEWARK, N.. J., Dec. 20. A sbootln which may end . lu murder occurred tonight in the real estate office of Uichard Hopwood, at 09 Bloomficld avenne. Hop-wood was the victim. He had foreclosed a mortgage on property owned by Samuel K. and - George II. Knott, brothers, and they . came : Into his office and quarreled with him. One of the brothers, the police do not know which, whipped out- a revolver and shot Hopwood in the jaw. The Knott were arrested and held to await the result of Hopwood's injuries. The pistol was in Samuel's possession. Two Men Hart In a. Crash Special to Ttie Inquirer. POTTSVILLE. Pa.. Dec. 26. A tool car crashed Into a trolley car of the Pottm-ville Union Traction Company neat thin place. There were four men standing on the rear platform. Henry Mattern and Charles Reibkie. of Schuylkill Haven, were severely Injured. Other passengers were badly bruised. " LOOM-TO-WEARER " Paddocks and Overcoats! OTHER GOOD KINDS OF CLOTHES f OF SAME MAKE f DIAMOND BROOCHES zrnVe very low In price. Therefor extra fine for price SlOO to8200. MITCHELL'S. 108. K Rhth SC. COLD AS CHRISTMAS!" "Didn't rour Overcoat feel good yesterday?' "You betl" Anybody need a new one ? There's a plenty to choose from here! - ' . -"' - MontaRnaes S22.0O to $-'j0.00; Elyelans $13.00 to 3S2.O0: Vicunas $25. OO to $3S. 00: Cheviots $13.50 to $30.00: Friezes $7.50 to $25.00; Kerseys $7.50 to 530.00! Paddocks' S15.00 to $3S.OO: Kaclans $25.00 and $o0.00: Ulsters $12.00 to $20.00! Cut over our Incomparable "N. ' B." T. pet-terns which sive the best results ever stlaineti in Men's Garments! ' PERRY CO, 1S20 Chestnut Street.

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