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The Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD lilVEIV OK-KGON, FIUDAY, FE1MIUAHY 5, 1897.
From All Parts of the Nevf
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST1 TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Colled From the Telegraph Golnmns.
The Oregon state senate on Tuesday,
by a vote of 18 to 12, refused to pro
ceed to the eleotion of a United States
senator.' The Benson house, with
thirty members present, took a ballot,
and cast! 29 votes for John H. Mitchell
and 1 for George II. Williams. The
one vote "came from Huntington, of
It is understood among Massachusetts
Republicans that ex-Congressman John
D. Long has been tendered and has ac
cepted the office of secretary of the
- navy in the incoming administration.
The Chine'se New Year in San Fran
cisco was a gloomy festival. . No fire
crackers were discharged, the edict of
the chief of police positively forbidding
v any noisy demonstrations. A high
binder riot was feared and many sus
picious characters have been arrested
' by the police. '
.The statement of the public debt just
issued shows the debt, less cash in the
treasury, on January 81, to have been
$1,007,008,817, an increase for the
month of $14,078,785. This increase
ig partially accounted for by a decrease
of nearly $18,000,000 in the cash on
A Berlin dispatch says the court at
Mayence has condemned Percy Bar
tholow, United States consul at that
' place, to pay a fine of 200 marks for as
saulting and severely injuring an in
' mate "of his house by striking him on
the head with a revolver. The assault
was committed in October last, and in
November it was reported that pro
ceedings had been abandoned upon his
settling with the man privately, but
this appeared not to have been the caBe.
Ex-Congressman James Wilson, of
Iowa, has announced his acceptance of
the cabinet portfolio recently tendered
him by President-elect McKinley. Mr.
Wilson in an interview said: "It is
true I have been invited into President
elect McKinley 's cabinet. I have ac
cepted. That is all there is to say
about the matter." ' It is generally
known that Mr. Wilson will be seore
. tary of agriculture, he having wired to
Senator Allison that that portfolio
had been offered and accepted. ,
Attorney -General Harmon has given
instructions to the United States attor-
ney at Jacksonville to proceed against
the alleged filibuster Three Friends,
under section 4297, of the revised stat
utes, for engaging in an act of piracy.
, ; The action is taken by the attorney
general in view of the recent decision
of Judge Locke, of Jacksonville, which
held in effect that the Cuban insur
gents were not a people, state, district,
or colony within the meaning of sec
tion 5288 of ' the revised statutes, un
der which the libel was, brought In
other- words, that the expedition in
which she was engaged was ' not a po
litical one. t .
; Two men lost their lives in a hotel
fire in Fort Smith, Ark.
August Baltz, driver of a brewery
Wagon in Seattle, fell from his .wagon
through a hole in a wharf at the water
front and drowned before he could be
rescued. , '
Two painters at work on a building
100 feet above the sidewalk in San
Francisco, fell to the pavement, one
being killed instantly and the other
fatally injured. , The suspending rope
. broke. .
' 1 The secretary of war has authorized
the removal of a strip of earth fronting
Percival's dock, in Olympia, not includ
ed in the present oontract for harbor
j improvement, to facilitate the landing
of vessels on the whole frontage. ' This
will give an available dockage of 1,000
' feet, with a depth of water of ten feet
V) ' at low tide. , ;
, . An unparalleled accident occurred at
the Illinois steel plant, at Joliet,
,, whereby Nelson Johnson was decapi-.
tated. r ! He was employed in ' the rod
, mill, and in falling from a high plat
form his head came in contact with the
edge of a platform, and the connecting
rod of the engine out his head off at
the neck. ; . ' . . '
'Among the bills recommended for
passage in the lower house in Indiana
has been one making it unlawful to
play football In the state. The bill
went to the committee on rights, which
decided that it was only fair that the
house should have a fair chance at the
bill. The bill as it, stands does not
discriminate in favor of professional
football. ' .
' Delegate Murphy, of Arizona, has
: introduced a bill in congVess to assist
the wandering Papago Arizona Indians
to establish homes and induce them to
cease their depredations upon the cat
tle herds of white citizens. Twenty
five thousand dollars is appropriated to
purchase the Quijatoa well and ma
chinery, in Pima county, and the com
x missioner of Indian affairs is author
ized to appoint a fanner to assist and
to pump water for tkeir use.
Vilas and Daniel Prevent Progress on
the Canal Bill.
Washington, Feb. S.-J-The Nioaragua
canal bill occupied the senate most of
the day, but no progress was made to-,
ward a vote. Morgan, in charge of the
measure, sought to secure an agreement
to vote tomorrow, but the opponents of
the measure, led by Vilas and Daniel,
resisted any agreement. While dis
claiimng any purpose of obstruction or
filibustering against the bill, the Oppo
sition insisted it was of such grave mo
ment as to demand complete discus
sion. Vilas was appealed to from many
quarters. Hoar added a high tribute
to the Wisconsin senator, and it was
hoped Vilas' term, about , to' close,
would not develop any obstruction to
defeat not only the canal bill, but also
the bankruptcy bill,- and many other
important questions. Davis, in a sim
ilar strain, said the sentiment in the
West was -most urgent for speedy con
sideration of the bankruptcy bill.
Daniel reinforced Vilas in saying
that ho present arrangement for a vote
was possible. Many new diplomatic
questions connected with the canal had
arisen. He had several amendments
to propose. The measure was" too mo
mentous to be hurried to a vote. . The
debate became general, the California
senators, White and Perkins, urging
speedy ' action, and Cattery and Vilas
opposing precipitate action. - ; .
1 - In the House. .
Washington, Feb. 8. This was com
mittee suspension day in the house.
Immediately after reading the journal
the committee was called. The senate
bill to provide times and places for
holding United States court in Utah
Sherman, Republican, of New York,
of the committee on interstate com
merce, called up what he called the
"anti-soalper" railroad bill. Half a
dozen members jumped up. , "I suggest
that a time be fixed for the considera
tion of - that bill,'? said Terry, Demo
crat, of ' Arkansas. "It is a very im
portant measure, and should not pop
up here like a jack-in-the-box without
W. A. Stone, Republican, of Penn
sylvania, raised the question of con
sideration against the bill. The house,
by a vote of , 84 to 88, refused to con
Bills were passed to authorize the Co
lumbia & Red Mountain railroad to
construct a bridge across the Columbia
river; to : prevent the carrying of ob
scene literature and articles designed
for indecent and immoral use from one
state or. territory to another state or
A CURE FOR DIPHTHERIA.
Alleged Startling Discovery or an
'. i Cskland Physician.
Oakland, Cal. ,' Feb. "3. An interest
ing problem is suggested to the medical
world,by a rceent experience of Dr. F.
H. W0laey. He was called to treat two
children suffering from the fever which
follows vaccination, and while they
were under his care both developed
diphtheria, from which they recovered
quickly. . -
The physician is now almost con
vinced that there was a clash between
the two ferments in the blood, and that
the virus of the vacoine vanquished the
toxine of the diphtheria. ; He watched
the cases very closely, and he felt so
certain of the correctness of his conclu
sion that in the notice of the cases
which he sent to the health office he
announced that the diphtheria had been
lightened., by vaccination. The pa
tients are now strong and well at a time
when such sufferers are usually weak
from the effects of the disease.
In discussing the matter Dr. Wolsey
said: "The thought suggested by
these ' recent cases of mine is the an
tagonism, of one disease for another,
like ; erysipelas to cancer, which is an
entirely new idea as applied to diph
theria. Whether or not it will prove
of any proatical value is a question,
upon which I feel rather doubtful, but
it is nevertheless of great interest scien
tifically and throws new light on suoh
subjects. It may incidentally ' be a
point of vantage for experiments in
other directions. "
Are Revivalists Insane. .
Berkley, Cal., Feb. 8. Dr. David
Starr Jordan has declared that revivals
are a species of insanity or moral
drunkenness rather than the result of
a change of heart. This startling state
ment was made by the president of
Stanford uiflversity in a lecture deliv
ered at .Berkley yesterday,, under the
auspices of the Unitarian society.
His audience, which filled Stile's
hall, was oom posed largely of members
of the university faculty and students,
but even these exponents of advanced
thought were rather startled by the em
phatic views expressed by the head of
the Palo Alto institution, and a decid
ed furore was predicted when the re
port of his utterances reaches-the ortho
dox ministry.' . "
Advised Against Emigrating.
London, Feb. - 2. The emigration
officii," acting on information furnished
by J. A. Van Sittart. British consul at
Chicago, has issued a warning advising
Englishmen against emigrating to
South Dakota, under conditions involv
ing payments to colonizing agents or
THE BOUNDARY OF ALASKA
Treaty Signed for the Set
tling of the Dispute '
NORTHERN PORTION ONLY
Its Report Will Be Followed, by
Negotiations ' for the , Settlement
of the Southern Section of .Line.
Washington, Feb. 2. Secretary
Olney and Sir Julian Paunoefote, at 11
o'clock today, signed a convention for
the definition by a commission of so
much of the boundary lino between
Alaska and the British possessions as is
marked by the 141st meridian. ,
The treaty provides for a commission
of four members, whoase names will
be agreed on hereafter. The commis
sion , will meet in London or Washing
ton. ,-, ,
The formal name of the treaty is:
"A convention between the United
States and Great Britain for the de
markation of the 141st meridian west
longitude, as may be necessary for the
determination of the boundary between
their respective possessions in North
Its purpose is to settle beyond doubt
the exact location of the meridian, and
thus prevent the clashing between the
miners who have been attracted in
large numbers to the vicinity of the
boundary; and the location of these two
countries. The 141st west meridian is
to be selected as the boundary line by
Secretary Olhey and Sir Julian Paunce
fote, but was laid down as the line of
division in the treaty of cession by
which Alaska was passed by Russia to
the United States. The difficulty has
been to tell just where the meridian
actually runs, by no means an easy task
in suoh a country as Central Alaska.
In even more hospitable climes, the
task of defining physically suoh an ab
stract line as a meridian is beset with
difficulties; It was a matter of no
surprise .that in the present case the
two oountries should clash often, now
that the territory is known to include
extensive and valuable gold deposits.
As laid down on the charts, the mouth
of Forty-mile creek, the Mecca of : the
goldhunters, debouches into the great
Yukon river just near enough the mer
idian to cause each side, American and
British, to set up the claim that it is
in their territory.
As at present marked, the northern
limit of the meridian which forms the
boundary is 800 miles west of Macken
zie bay, and the southern extremity
close to Mount St. Elisa.
It is said at the state department
that there, is no reasonable chance for
friction or a radical difference among
the scientists who are to undertake the
work of laying down the meridian, as
this is mainly an astronomical calcula
tion. The work of the commission will
be final, for no appeal will lie from
The convention just signed does not,
however, settle the whole Alaskan
boundary question, which has been
pending for many years. It does pro
vide for the setltement of that portion
relating to the northern boundary,
about half of the aotual boundary line
between Alaska and the British posses-'
sions, and fortunately the portions
which demand instant treatment to re
move the possibility of dangerous fric
tion. The south portion of the line,
however, remains to be fixed, for it was
not only very insufficiently described
in the Russian treaty of cession as a
line running laong the tops of a moun
tain range skirting the coast from the
southern edge of Alaska . to a point
where it connected with the 141st mer
idian, but investigation by the coast
and geodetic survey is said to have de
veloded the fact that there is no such
mountain range. Superintendent Duf
field, of our coast survey and Mr. King,
one of the British crown surveyors,
under a special treaty, made a careful
survey of the territory, in the vicinity
of the supposed boundary, with a view
to the gathering of ; information on
which , to base negotiations for the
drawing of a new. boundary line,- for it
had become apparent that the Russian
definition was wortlhess, arid that the
subject must be treated do novo. The
reports of the surveys are expected to
be made very soon, and then . negotia
tions will be set on foot for the crea
tion of a commission to locate the
southern seotion of the boundary line.
Klamath Commission Dissolved.
Washington, Feb. 2. The Klamath
boundary commission has been , dis
solved. Secretary Francis has accept
ed the resignation of Chairman Cole
man, to take effect tomorrow, and the
members, ex-Surveyor-General Ham
mond, of Claifornia, and Captain Ap
plegate, of Klamath Falls, Or., dis
continued their connection some time
ago. Mr. Coleman will remain here,
acting in a confidential capacity with
Secretary Francis until the latter
leaves office. . The commission investi
gated the boundary lines of the Klam
ath Indian reservation in Oregon, and
their report was approved a few days
ago and forwarded to congress. .
1 An elaborate scheme has been form
ulated for providing Johannesburg,
South Africa, with a comprehensive
lyttim of slsetria railroads.
A BEER MONOPOLY.
Another Engli-h Syndicate Buying
, . Up Breweries. '
. ; Cincinnati, Feb. 2. The Enquirer
says: Three representatives of a gigan
tic London syndicate are in this city
for the purpose of gobbling up all the
biggest breweries here, and success has
so far crowned their efforts. . They
have purchased an option on sixteen,
and the deal has progressed so far that
the dealers have begun taking stock
and summing up all the saloon chattel
mortgages they hold, for the purpose
of knowing just how they stand. The
deal will be closed the coming week,
The amount to be paid for the lot ag
gregates $9,000,000. One-half will be
paid in cash, and the other half in pre
ferred stock, with guaranteed interest,
so that the present owners will have
some voice in the future administra
tion of affairs. The syndicate intends
consolidating, under the laws of, the
state, and making them all one grand
corporation. The older breweries were
the more eager to make the sale, ow
ing to the condition trade has been in
generally for some time. -'.i - '
. The deal has been under way with
local brokers several months. One of
these brokers Was "in ( London during
the summer. . It is stated that the syn
dicate also has options on the Fay-Egan
woodworking machinery plant of this
city, the Hoven, Owen & Rentschler
engine works at Hamilton, and other
CORN AND CHEMICALS."
Said to Have Supplanted Barley and
Malt In Beer-Making.
St. Louis, Feb. 2. A dispatch from
Milwaukee says: The tremendous drop
in the barley malt product has stirred
up the maltsters, and they evince a
disposition to make some interesting
disclosures. They freely declare that
in many breweries a barrel of beer is
being made with the use of but a half
bushel of barley malt, while the Ger
man standard for pure beer is three
bushels. The claim is as freely made
that corn and chemicals have practical
ly supplanted barley in the production
of the beverage of the world. , ,
When the attention of Mr. Aug. A.
Bnsch, vice-president of the Anheuser
Busch Brewing Association, was called
to the above article, he expressed no
surprise in seeing the dispatch from
Milwaukee, calling attention . to the
tremendous drop in the barley malt
product, but wondered" why more had
not been said in public print with ref
erence to the matter. Continuing he
said: "We do not now, nor have we
ever, used corn in the production of
any of our beers, and we have always
contended that first-class beer canhot
be made by using corn as a substitue
for barley malt." ? ,
THE PULPIT AND THE STAGE.
Aotor Bearne Lectured In a Kansas
City Church. '
Kansas City, Feb. 2. Before the
richest congregation in this part of the
country this evening, , James A.
Hearne, actor and : playwright, deliv
ered a lceture'on "The Theater as It
Is." ' The lecture was one of a series
of popular discussion which have been
running at the First Congregational
church, of which Dr. Henry Hopkins,
LL. D., a relative of the founder of the
Johns Hopkins 'university, is pastor.
The greatest interest . had . been
aroused by the announcement of the
lecture, and the audienece that greeted
Mr. Hearne was probably the largest in
number that ever gathered at a church
edifice in this city. Mr. Hearne, with
his "Shoreacres" company, is making
a tour of the West. In the course of
his address he said: .
"The province of the theater as an
institution is to jdo good, but greed on
one side and vicious tastes on the other
have somewhat corrupted the theater.
The theater is a factor of society just
as. much as is the church,' and, in spite
of all the stigma that is attached to it,
and all the vice and pernicious -power
it is charged with, it is still an educa
tor, and its influence is for, good, and
not for evil. The church and the the
ater should work together. I claim
they have, stood too long .apart; that
for the good of the race - they should
join hands at once and aid each other
to free mankind."
Mad Two Suceess'ul Flights of Over
a Half Mile.
.Washington, Feb. 1. The report of
Professor Langley, secretary of the
Smithsonian institution, just submit-N
ted to the board of regents; contains the
following about his flying machine: t
"The writer has, during the inter
vals of his official duties, continued to
experiment in this manner until he
has reached a measure of success which
seems to justify him in making the
statement here that mechanical fights
have now been attained."
On May 26 last a mechanism built
chiefly of steel and driven by a steam
engine made two flights of over half a
mile. Since thai time the result has
been - nearly doubled.. . In each case
there was no support from gas. The
machine was 1,000 or more times heav
ier than the air in which it was made
to move. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell
witnessed the first of these, and commu
nicated the statement of results to the
academy of France.
Southern Pacific Train in
Hands of Highwaymen. '
WORK DONE NEAR ROSEBURG
Express Car Burned and Safes Blown
-Open No '.Passengers Were Hurt
and "the Highwaymen . Bsosped.
Grant's Pass, Or.; Feb. 1. The
north-bound overland, due at Roseburg
it 11:40 P. M., was held up two miles
west of Rosebnrg tonight. The train
was in charge of Conductor Sam V eaten
and Engineer Morris.
As soon as possible after the hold-up
began, Fireman Hendricks, of the train
crew, slipped out of the engine and ran
on to Rosebnrg and gave the alarm.
Arming himself quickly, he started
back to the scene of the trouble.
- Superintendent Fields, who was at
Roseburg, ; quickly took a posse of a
dozen armed men and an engine and
started for the trouble.
Heavy explosions of dynamite or
powder were distinctly heard at Rose
burg when the hold-up was in progress,
and a light of either torch or fire was
Been from the city, but .just what oc
curred was not then kown.
7 Fireman Hendricks stated that the
train was first flagged by the highway
men, but he was in too great haste to
make any detailed statement. ' , '
It is learned that the express-car was
looted and burned, and the safe blown
open. No one was hurt, and the high
v As Told by Officials.
Portland, Or., Feb. 1. The following
particulars were given out ' by the
Southern Paoific officials here: . t
Train No. 15, north-bound Oregon
express, was held up last night at Shady
point by two or three men? two miles
south of Roseburg. The express car
was detached from the train by the
robbers, and the door blown open with
dynamite. The two smaller safes i
the car , were then blown open and
looted, though it is hot thought the
robbers secured much.
The express car then took fire. The
conductor and trainmen "worked hard
to save it after the robbers had gone,
but the flames had too good a start, and
the car and contents were destroyed. '
The train was on' time at Shady
point, where Engineer Morris saw s
man at the side of the track, waving
He slowed up for the signal, and just
as he brought the train to a stop, a
man farmed with two revolvers came
over . the back of the car and covered
him. At the . same time, another
armed man, who was the man who had
flagged him, appeared at the side of the
cab, and, presenting a revolver at him,
ordered him not to attempt to move the
train, but to come down at once and go
with them to the express car. The
fireman in the meantime had got down
on the other side.
The two robbers and the engineer
then went to the express oar, where the.
robbers ordered the express messenger
to open the door. This the messenger
refused to do. ... .
; The robbers then uncoupled the ex
press car, returned to the engine and
kicked the train back, leaving the ex
press clar separated. ''
In the meantime, the express mes
senger had seized the opportunity t
step out of the car. , .
After breaking the train the robbers
returned to the express car," and, with
heavy charges of dynamite, the detona
tions of which were heard at' Roseburg,
blew the door open. ;, Entering the car,
they attacked the two smaller safes,
which they succeeded in entering. The
messenger thought the robbers did not
succeed in getting into the big safe,
and consequently they could not have
secured muoh. The mail oar was
also visited by the robbers,' and it is
believed some registered -, mail ' was
taken. But they did not pay muoh at
tention to the mail car. ;
The explosions set fire to the express
oar, and when the robbers drew off, it
was a mass of flames. The train crew
worked liked , trojans, but were unable
to save it, and the car and contents
were almost totally destroyed. :
Superintendent Fields, who was in
Roseburg at the time, took a special
engine and went to the wrecked train
as soon as he heard of the robbery.
The passengers were considerably
shaken up, and some of them frighten
ed, but no one was injured. : The hold
up will make the, train from eight to
ten hours late in' getting into Portland.
An imperfect description of one of
the robbers ' was secured. It is pre
sumed they were masked.
Gage for Treasurer.
Canton, O., Feb. 1. At 7:80 o'clock
this evening, Lyman J. Gage, president
of the First National bank of Chicago,
emerged from the dining room of the
McKinley home here, and, said to a
reporter: "Mr. McKinley offered mo
the treasury portfolio. 1 I told him I
wou,ld accept the high honor and fill
the position to the best of my ability."
Beyond this Mr. Gage had little to say.
He declined to dismiss any feature of
the polioy of the incoming administra
ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS.
The Tariff Blll'i Chances In the Senate
" Are Good -. i .
AVashington, Feb. 2. It is now ab
solutely certain that a majority can
now be counted on in the senate to pass
a tariff bill. It is not certain just
where the votes are coming from, but
the Republicans say that votes will be
secured. ' It is certain that some of the
Democrats may vote for a tariff bill,
or, at least, refrain from voting when
the bill comes up. There seems also a
probability that the silver faction will
either vote for the bill or allow , it to
pass without their opposition.
Senator McBride has reported favor
ably from the committee on public
lands, Senator Mitchell's bill, extend
ing $he time for payment by settlers
on forfeited lands. It is expected that
the bill can pass both houses at this
session. ; It will be signed because the
interior department has recommeded it,
and has suspended entries on the
lands pending the passage. .
The committee on Indian affairs has
reported favorably Representative Her
mann's bill to provide for a final set
tlement with the Kehalem band . of
Tillamook Indians. It appropriates
$10,500 as a settlement in full.
Senator McBride 's bill for the classi
fication of mineral lands in Oregon is
now in the house awaiting action by
that body. It passed the senate' with
out .any difficulty. There has been
Home lime nitcii vu see n uie uluiuuub
bill for California and Oregon can
pass, but as this seems, very doubtful,
an effort will now be made to pass the
Oregon bill as a separate measure.
Mnch depends upon the willingness of
the speaker to allow the bill to be
called up in the house. As usual, the
speaker is the arbiter of legislation,
and very little can go through whioh
he does not approve. v i -
The bill of Senator McBride- appro
priating $30,000 for a quarantine sta
tion at Astoria went through the sen
ate one afternoon without creating
even a ripple. There were very few
persons present, and no one cared to
object to the measure. The next ques
tion which arises is whether it. -can re
ceive consideration in the house. This
is scarcely probable. Not that there is
any prejudice against Astoria in the
matter, but the house is spending
just as little money as possible these
The house has passed two of Mr-
Herrmann's pension bills, both for sur
vivors of the Oregon Indian wars of
1855-66. The beneficiaries are Dan
Giles, of Coos county, and James L.
McKinney, of Douglass county.
A CRUISER DISABLED.
Serious Accident to the Brooklyn In
the Delaware River.
Philadelphia, Feb. 2. The United
States steamship Brooklyn, the latest
pride of a peerless navy, calculated to
withstand the fiercest onslaughts of
shot and shell, today lies almost en
tirely helpless because of a narrow
ledge of sunken rock in the Delaware
river, above Marcus hook,: Pa., on
whjch she struck heavily yesterday
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par.tments forward were stove in, and
it was only by the merest good fortune
that the big vessel did not sink. This
would undoubtedly have been the re
sylt had not her inner compartments
fully withstood the shock. As it was,,
she was pulled clear of the rocks and is
now tied to the big stone icebreakers at
Marcus hook, protected from the heavy
ice gorges in midriver. !
The vessel is seriously damaged, and
it is impossible to say when she will
be able to go into service. At present,
she is in no danger of further damage,
being protected in the safe anchorage
afforded by the icebreakers. How the
accident occurred can only be estab
lished by a court of inquiry, find this,
Captain Cook, of the Brooklyn, has
already asked for.
The exact place where . the vessel
struck was on , Schooner ledge rock,
between Chester and Marcus hook, and
the time about 1:45 o'clock. '
What makes the accident even more
deplorable is the fact that itvwas the
first time the ship had been handled by
the present officers and crew since go
ing : into commission in December.
Sinoe then she had been lying at
League island navy yard, and certain
small repairs had delayed her sailing.'
' Burned to a Crisp.
New York, Feb. 2. John Connors,
50 years old, met a shocking death on
the steamship Eastern Prince, lying at
the East Central Pier at Atlantic dock,
Brooklyn. Connors was sent , with
others to make repairs to the interior
of one of the boilers. Before begin
ning operations the men lowered into
the boiler a charcoal furnace with
whioh the iron work was to be heated.
Connors climbed through the manhole,
and when at 12 o'clock one of the
workmen called to Connors and re
cieved no answer a workman was low
ered into the boiler and Connors was
found dead. The upper part of the
man's body was burned to a crisp. He
had evidently been overcome by the
fumes and had fallen on the furnace. '
It is estimated that the total wealth
of our forty-fire States ii $64,062,103,.
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