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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
nOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1897.
A BULKHEAD GIVES WAY.
A BIG EXPEDITION.
OUTLOOK IS BETTER.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
, News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
n Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the Old World 'In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
The food of San Francisco laborers la
to be analyzed by the professors at the
State University. .
The Fort Randall military reserva
tion, which contains over 100,000 acres
in South Dakota and Nebraska, has
been opened to settlers. .
Negotiations of the Chinese govern
ment with the Hooly syndioate for a
loan of $80,000, 000 have fallen through.
The government fs now negotiating
with the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank.
The Washington state grain commis
sion announces that it will not lower
No. 1 wheat grade from 69 to 58 pounds
to the bushel; notwithstanding' the agitation-
to that end in the eastern part
of the state.
Trie Long Island coast for a distanoe
of six miles, between Far-Rockaway
and Rockaway beach, was more or less
damaged by a very high tide. The
Edmore hotel was damaged to the ex
ten t,of f 25,000. . :, ..;,,
Speedy, the professional bridgejump
er, jumped from the Louisville & Jef
fersonville bridge in Louisville, Ky.,
before an audience of 18,000. , Speedy
made the-jump of 130 feet in safety,
and was mingling with the crowd a
few minntes later. ,
Frank Moon, aged 50 years, and Mrs.
Wells, were found dead at the bottom
of a 80-foot well on Moon's farm, near
Derby.rKan., having been asphyxiated.
Moon had been overcome while' work
ing, and the woman, fearful at his not
returning home, went, to the well late
at night to investigate, and fell in.
Admiral Matthews, chief of the bu
reau of yards and docks, in his annual
report to Secretary Long, recommends
the construction of four drydocks of the
best type. ; He recommends that con
crete docks be built at Boston, Norfolk
and Mare Island, and that a floating
dock be placed at either Key West.Tor
tugas, or Algiers, La. The estimates
for the maintenance of the yards next
year aggregate $2,864,202. - : '
Following close upon the recent an
nouncement of a great syndicate to con
trol the trade of Honduras comes the
information 'reoeived from reliable
sources that a gigantic syndicate is in
process of organization for the purpose
of promoting direct trade between the
United States and Russia. The project
originated with Russian merchants and
has the sanction, if not the direct sup
port, of the imperial government.
A dispatch from Managua, Nicaia
gua, says John AuguBtine, an Ameri
can citizen,' was arrested at San Carlos,
at the mouth of the, San Juan river, by
order of President Zelaya's brother,
and, without any pretense of a trial,
was imprisoned in the penitentiary.
Mr.! Augustine was formerly United
States consul at Bluefields, Mosquito
territory, and is at present in charge of
the navigation company's steamers on
the San Juan river. .
John Griffith essayed "Riohard III"
at the opera house in Butte, Mont In
the closing soene Griffith's sword struck
John Fay Palmer, who was doing Rich:
mond, in the face, cutting a gash ex
tending from above one eye across the
nose and cheek. ' The bone of the nose
was broken and : a little more fore
would have penetrated the brain..
Palmer turned bis back to the audience
and finished the soene without any on
knowing whafc had happened. s ,
Sheldon Jackson, United States su
perintendent of Alaskan schools, who
has just returned from Alaska, says:
There is but one solution to the trans
portation problem in Alaska, and that
is the reindeer. , ,
A special to the Kansas City Journal
from Muskogee, L T., says: The
treaty between the Dawes and Creek
commissions, , which, was conoluded
here last month, was rejected by the
Creek council in session at Okmulgee.
A patrol of dervish horsemen raided
a village seven miles from Berber, kill
ing 11 men and capturing many
women, children and cattle. A detach
ment of Anglo-Egyptian cavalry sent in
pursuit of the dervishes overtook them
and routed them with heavy loss. The
dervishes abandoned their booty and
The body of William J. Lyons,
employe of the Pacific Gas Improve-,
ment Company, of San Francisco, was
found in the hills back of Berkley with
a bullet-hole in his head. He was
short in his accounts and attempted to
burn his books to hide his.orime. Be
ing discovered in this he killed him
self in despair. - ; ..
Senator Morgan, who has just re
turned from an extended visit to Ha
waii, has expressed himsetlf as well
pleased with what he saw and the man
ner in whioh ha was entertained on
the islands. He is more than ever en
thusiastic on the subject of annexation,
and intimates that Hawaii will become
part of this country before the olose
pi the coming year.
two Men Were Drowned and Five In
.' Jured One Seriously. ?
: Oregon City, Oct. 28. A terrible ao
nident occurred at noon today, causing
the death of two men, and injuring five
others. , .-'-,'
A gang of men had been working
night and day for a week to remove a
bulkhead, expecting to finish the work
this afternoon. ; The bulkhead was 60
feet long, and extended from the power
station on the east to the east wall of
the boat canal on the west. At the
lower end of the new extension of the
power-house another bulkhead had been
constructed, and it was the intention to
take out the. old one, in order to let the
water into the new section for the tur
The workmen had removed a consid
erable portion of the foundation of the
old bulkhead, and today were engaged
in taking off the nuts and cutting the
bolts, intending to remove the entire
wall tonight. ''.' .
- The work gave way and a flood of
water rushed in upon the workmen,
filling the section. At first it was sup
posed that every man was drowned.
An alarm was given and the water 'was
drawn from the canal as soon as posssi
ble, as it was found that the work of
removing the mass of broken timbers
and recovering the bodies of the
drowned men would be facilitated by
floating the mass of debris. After this
was done a count of the men in the
zang was made, and it was found that
two men Anton Natterlinand . Jacob
Macomb were missing.
.These two men were evidently
drowned, and are no doubt beneath the
pile of broken timbers, whioh a large
number of workmen are now engaged
in removing. Natterlin an unmarried
man, and Macomb leaves a wife and
Among the five injured men, ' the
most seriously hurt are Carl Newberg,
whose head was severely cut and
bruised, and Harvey Little, "whose left
arm was bruised and whose head and
face were badly cut.
' The three men who escaped unin
jured were: Jacob Weidick, Alvin Rich
ardson and Jacob Keane.
. Thomas Smith bad his spine hurt
and William W. Smith had one bone
of his right leg broken.
The accident was owing either- to a
miscalculation of the . weight., of the
water behir.d the men or ; the strength
of the bolts and timbers. Upon the
giving way of the wall the water rushed
info the ; lower section with terrific
force, carrying the timbers and all be
fore it to the lower section. The men
who escaped fought their way through
the floating timbers and finally reached
a point where they received assistance.
Pitched Battle Fought in Arizona With
Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 28.- A pitched
battle at Mammoth tank, 45 miles west
of Yuma, between :.Yuma county offi
cers and 270 Mexican railroad laborers,
resulted in the death of five to seven
Mexicans, the wounding of several
more, and the dangerous , wounding of
Deputy Sheriff Wilder, of Yuma.
Sheriff Greenleaf, of Yuma, was
called upon to arrest the ringleaders of
a gang of striking Mexican railroad
laborers. . With his deputies, George
Wilmer and James Jones, he advanced
on the strikers, when the latter attack
ed them with rooks , and revolvers.
With the first volley from the Mexican's
revolvers Wilmer fell. Jones then ran
for the section foreman .who had ac
companied the officers:'.., .'"
. Jones in the meantime had secured a
shotgun, whioh he discharged ' at the
advancing strikers. Three men fell
and were picked up by their comrades,
who continued to advance. Another
shot brought more to the ground, and a
stampede followed. ( .
Sheriff Greenleaf, who had in the
meantime conveyed the . deputy to a
waiting train, called upon ' his men to
board the" train, : which immediately
pulled into Yuma. A posse' of 25 men
is being formed in Yuma, and will
soon leave for the scene of the trouble.
More and sensational developments
may be expected. .' :
FIVE BRAVES SLAIN
Battle Between Colorado Game' Protec
tors and Indians.
Rifle, Colo., Oct. 28. Reports from
Snake river are to the effect that Game
Warden Wilcox attempted to arrest
some Indians near Lily Park fcfr vio
lating the Colorado game bws.and was
fired upon by the Utes. Game Warden
Wilcox with several posses of deputies
and ranchmen are after the Indians,
and a further confliot seems inevitable.
The excitement here is intense, and
parties are organizing to go to Wilcox's
assistance, fearing a general uprising
of the Indians. ' - !
The trouble commenced last week,
when the White River, Uncompahgre,
and Uintah Utes began pouring over
the line from Utah on their annual fall
hunt. The White-River Utes are ex
ceptionally ugly, and have apparently
been anxious to pick trouble with par
ties of whites with whom they have
come in contact. The Utes were in the
Meeker massacre and have never been
anything but ugly and waiting for an
opportunity to do mischief. There are
several hundred of them now in the
Train on New York Central
Plunges Into a River.
rWENTY-EIGHT LIVES LOST
More May Be Barled In the Wreck Dis
aster Was Caused by an Embank -ment
Giving- Way Worst in Tears.
Garrison's, N. Y., Oct. 26. From
the sleep that means refreshment and
rest to the eternal sleep that knows no
awakening plunged in the twinkling of
an eye this ' morning 28 souls, men,
women and children. In the slimy bed
of the Hudson river a train laden with
slumbering humanity plowed, dragging
through the waters the passengers.
There was nothing to presage the ter
rible accident which so suddenly de
prived these unfortunates of life. .
The New York Central train left
Buffalo last night, and bad progressed
nearly nine-tenths of the distance
toward its destination. The engineer
and his fireman had just noted the gray
dawn breaking from the east and the
light streak of red denoting the sun's
appearance, when the great engine,
a servant of the rails, plunged into the
depths of the river. Neither engineer
nor fireman will ever tell the story of
that terrible moment. With hand upon
the throttle the engineer plunged with
his engine to the river's bottom, and
the fireman, too, was at his post. Be
hind them oame the express car, the
combination car and the sleepers, and
these piled on top of the engine.
It is known that it was a trifle foggy
and that the track was not visible, but
if there was any break in , the lines
of steel it must have been of very re
cent happening, for only an hour be
fore there passed over it a neavy-' pas-,
senger train laden with human freight.
Neither is an explanation ready. All
is conjecture. The section of road was
supposed to be the very best on the en
tire division. There was a great, heavy
retaining wall all along the bank, and,
while the tide was high yesterday, it
was not unprecedented. ;' What seems
to have happened was. that underneath
the tracks and ties the heavy wall had
given way. When the great weight of
the engine struck the '. unsupported
tracks it went crashing through the
rest of the wall and toppled over into
the river. , ...,';''' .'
Then there happened what on the
railroad at any other time would have
caused disaster, but now proved a very
blessing. As the train plunged over the
embankment, the coupling that held
the last three of the six sleepers broke
and they miraculously remained on the
broken track. In that way some 60
Ives were saved. ; m 1
Following is a list of the dead as far
is ascertained up to midnight: ' '' .
Thomas Reilly, of St.. Louis.
E. A. Green,, of Chioago. :"'
W. H. Myers, of Tremont, N. J.
' .Woman, unidentified ' ' '';"'
Woman, unidentified. '."
Guiseppe Paduano, of New York. ;;
W. S. Becker, of Newark, N. J. ,
Unknown man, died while being res
cued. '. "-' ' : ' ;,
A. G. McKay, private secretary to
General Superintendent Van Etten;
body supposed to be in the wreck.' ' ; j ;
John Folye, engineer of. East Albany;
body not recovered. " - i ', -;
John Q. Tompkins, fireman, of East
Albany; body not recovered.
Wong Gin and eight unidentified
Chinese-M O , &
' Of eye-witnesses there were hone ex
cept the crew of a tugboat passing with
a tow. .-. They saw the train,, with its
light,' as it came flashing about the
eurves, and then saw the greater part of
it go into the ; river. Some of the cars
with closed ' windows floated, and the
tug, whistling for help, cast off its
hawser and started to the rescue.'
A porter jumped from one. of the cars
that remained on the track arid ran into
the yard ' of Augustus Carr's . house,
near whioh the accident occurred, and
stood screaming for help, and moaning:
"The train is in the river; all our pas
sengers are drownedl" -
In a few minutes Carr had dressed
himself, and getting a boat, rowed
with the porter to the scene. As they
turned a point into .the bank, they
came upon the express car and the com
bination oar floating about 20 feet from
the shore, but sinking every minute.
One man was taken from the top of the
car, and efforts were - made 'to rescue
those inside. A few were gotten out,
the passengers left on the track making
a human bridge to the shore to take the
wounded on. ;.. ' : ' ' .
The day coach and smoker had gone
down in deep watev and rescue was
impossible, j In. the latter coaoh the
condition must have been horrible.
The car , turned completely over, and
the passenger end of it was deep in the
water, while the baggage end ' stood up
towards the so r facet The men in that
lower end must have fought like fiends
for a brief period, for the bodies, when
taken out, were a mass of wounds.
The closing scene of the first day of
this tragedy is drawn around a common
oar that stands near the scene of the
accident, where nearly a score of badly
mutilated bodies cone of them yet
claimed by friends, are lying in a long
row, grewtome evidences ef the disaster,
Klondike Party With 345 Horses
. . Leaves Yakima for Victoria..
North. Yakima, Wash., Oct. 27.
One of the greatest of the Klondike ex
peditions yet organized made a prelim
inary start from this city today,
through the shipment of 10 carloads of
horses, numbering 245 head, and 23
men, headed by J. W. Cameron. They
go to Seattle, and will sail tomorrow
fiom Victoria by the Bark Colorado,
which has been chartered and espec
ially fitted for this purpose. . Few sup
plies will be taken at . Seattle other
than those shipped from Portland, the
main outfitting being done at Victoria,
where 125 head of oattle will be loaded.
: The expedition is backed by Boston
capital, and the men employed are un
der one and two-year contracts. Tbey
will take the Dalton trail, and each
animal other than those to be used for
saddle purposes will have an equipment
of pack saddle and sled. , Even the cat
tle are to be used in the transportation
of supplies. Permanent stations are to
be established along the trail, and it is
the intention to kill the horses when
they are no longer of service for pack
ing, freeze the meat and, by means of
sleds, take it to the gold-producing re
gions, where from 80 cents per , pound
upwards is expected to be realized.
Forty wagons will also be taken for use
in , the first 18 miles after leaving
Pyramid harbor, ' and then bobsleds
will be utilized for transportation over
the snow and ice. ' "'. , '
The men taken from here are mainly
packers, miners and mountaineers, who
are insured to all kinds of hardships.
Their contracts specify that they shall
have sleeping-bags, rubber and canvas
clothing, tents and everything necessary
to give them as much' comfort as pos
sible in the region to which they are
going. A provision in the contract of
many of them is that they shall be
outfitted for a year's prospecting on
shares. Some think the plans are chi
merical, but those who are in charge of
the expedition are Alaskan pioneers,
who thoroughly understand their busi
ness, and the financial backing is un
questioned. ; '' .
' A GLOOMY TALE.
Starvation and Death Staring; Many in
. ' the Face at Dawson. "
' Victoria, Oct. 27. Miners who came
down on the Farallon from Dyea, and
who left Diwson City about 40 Jays
ago, say that the day before they left
Hansen, one of the managers of the
Alaska Commercial Company arrived
in a canone and told of the abandon
ment of the efforts to get food up the
river. Fully 400 miners at once made
preparations to start out. over the trail,
but the citizens' committee refused to
allow them sufficient provisions for
the journey, so, save those who had al
ready started, all will have to remain
and share in the privations at Dawson.
"' Charles Fries, of Tacoma, who came
out with Bert Woods and Archie
Burns, says that besides the famine, a
mysterious disease has broken out
which is carrying off five men daily.
xwenty-tour nours alter the victim is
attacked he turns black from the waist
to the throat and in two days, in a ma
jority of cases, is dead. ,
. On the way over the Dalton trail,
which in many places runs along the
Yukon's bank, Fries' party met many
boats bound down. He estimated that
about 800 boats are going down the
river with from four to seven men each.
The Fries party was the : last to leave
Dawson, v At Five Finger rapids they
fell in with the party headed by Kay
Stuart, of New York, which left five
days before; and caught up with the
party made up of John Fry, F. L. and
J. Trippe and C. Holden, of New
York, , with an Indian guide. s, The
party ran short, of. food and for four
days none had any food save an owl
which they shot and some soup made
from a rawhide strap which ' they were
using in paoking their goods.
The Farallon brought down about
$20,000 in gold. ' : '
- The Alaska Boundary.
Washington, Oct. 27. It is believed
here that, in view of the great promi
nence Alaska has achieved, owing to
the recent gold discoveries, and the im
portance of definitely fixing the bound
ary line between our territory and that
of the Dominion of Canada, the senate,
when it assembles in December, will
take early action on the treaty pending
between Great Britain and the United
States and marking off the 141st merid
ian. This treaty was sent to the sen
ate almost two years ago.
The work of adjusting the differ
ences between the countries regarding
the southeastern line has been in prog
ress for two years. In 1898, each gov
ernment appointed a commission to
survey the territory through which this
line runs, and each made the geograph
ical maps of the country, which were
submitted to the government Decem
ber 81, 1895. These commissioners,
however, had no power to propose a
settlement. .Their work was confined
strictly to furnishing information upon
which subsequent negotiations could
proceed. ' - -;' ' '
' The Porte's Demand Ignored.
The porte has demanded the recall of
two American missionaries from the
province of Aleppo, on the pretext that
their mission for the distribution of re
lief is likely to cause disturbances. The
United States legation has ignored the
Experiences of a Party of
WERE CAUGHT IN A BLIZZARD
Three Times They Ban Out of . Food-
Rescued by Indians Gold Was of
No Use to Them.
Seattle, Oct, 26. Only the merest
chance and the lucky discovery of the
half-hidden trail by one of their num
ber, saved six members of a party,
headed by F. L. and Julius Trippe,
from a horriole death by starvation on
the Dalton trail late in September.
The party was headed by the Trippe
brothers, formerly of Chicago, and in
eluded Charles Wilkes, of Whatcom;
Charles G. Dugas, a miner from Ju
neau; John Fry, of this city; W. Gil
lies, of Woodsmaiin,: and a prospector
living , at Fort Wrangel. They ; left
Dawson City for the States in a small
steamer, August 28, and after reaching
Fort Selkirk prepared their outfits for
the long and arduous journey over the
A week after leaving the Yukon river
they encountered a deadly Alaskan
blizzard. The trail was covered with
snow and tbey lost their bearings.
Their provisions ran out, and after
groping for three days through a blind
ing snowstorm,' they were finally res
cued by Indians and taken to Daltons
trading post, where they were given
The experiences of the Trippes, who
reached Seattle on the steamer Farallon
todav, would make columns of good
reading matter. In many respects the
story they tell is not materially differ.
ent from the experiences, encountered
by men nearly every winter in crossing
the long, bhzzard-s wept range of coun
try lying between Five Fingers and the
Chilkat mountains. Unquestionably,
their plight was extremely serious, and
their hazardous escape from death by
actual starvation and exposure will be
a warning to miners coming overland
without experienced guides and plenty
As related by one , of the party, the
trip up the Yukon to Fort Selkirk was
without unusual incident. At . this
place they secured a rough map of the
route over which they were to travel
With only 40 pounds of provisions
eaob,' they started over the trail, leav
ineFort Selkirk September 18.' The
weather was clear and there , had been
but little snow to obscure the trail over
the brush-covered range. ):y.a
They made good time for the first
three days, but soon found that they
would be unable 1 tp reach Dalton's
cache before their provisions gave out.
Their only hope was to meet incoming
prospectors and surveyors, from whom
they expeoted to secure enough food to
take them to the cache. On the third
,day from the river, it began snowing,
and the wind was ' icy cold. ' They
struggled bravely on, making the best
time possible until they reached Hoot
ohai. Here they met a party of four
men, and secured ' three days' rations
from them. ''
' ; Again they started for Dalton's post.
The snow was getting deeper and walk
ing ( was' extremely difficult. " Worse
than this, the landmarks by which
they expected to keep . on the Dalton
trail were becoming obscured by snow.
Soon after leaving . Hootchai, they
found it impossible to keep the trail,
and finally they found themselves wan
dering aimlessly over barren snow-covered
wastes, their bearings gone and
their food exhausted.' "-:
' Just as it seemed as if they were des
tined to have the snow for a shroud and
end their lives in that God-forsaken
country they came upon an, Indian
camp.' Here they purchased 15 fish,
and withtthat as their only sustenance,
again headed for the direction where,
they believed Daltons' trading post was
situated. The snow storm had parti
ally ceased before they -met the Indi
ans. Their simple diet of dried salm
on was not enough to keep up their al
ready wasted energies, and after an
other day's traveling, they found that
they were confronted with danger as
great as ever.
On the seoond day after leaving the
Indian camp, they ran out of food for
the third time. The trail was entirely
covered with snow, and they were una
ble to locate the Dalton cache by the
directions given them on the chart.
They camped in the woods, and . while
one party went in search of the trail,
another started out with a gun after
food. Tbey at last obtained two salm
on in a small; stream, and they had
these for supper, and out of the scraps
made breakfast the following day. This
Was the last food they tasted for three
days, with the exception fit an : owl
which they shot and made into soup.'
Mr. Trippe said tonight that he was
ready to give up as the third day passed
without their having eaten solid food.
It was bitter cold, and only by the ex
eroise of will power were they kept
from being frozen stiff. Towards even
ing of the third day in camp, Gillies
discovered the location of the trail,
and with the help of Indians whom
they met, they made Dalton's trading
post. Here they obtained the first real
food tbey had for nearly four days.
Spain's New Cuban Policy Is Regarded
' With Favor. ; .
Washington, Oct. 27. Developments
in Cuba within the next 80 days will
definitely determine President MoKin
ley's attitude upon the Spanish ques
tion, but he expects no trouble. : The
administration looks with favor on
Spain's change of policy, and believes'
the ministry is sincere ' in its endeavor
to bring about a speedy termination of
the strife in Cuba by granting substan
While not fully advised as to Spain's
replv to Secretatry Sherman's note,
presented by Minister Woodford in
September, its general '. character is
known here, and it is not anticipated
by the president that any friction will
arise between the two countries as a re
sult of the exchange of notes.
The prime object the president had
in view when General Woodford went
to Madrid was bringing about an im
proved condition of affairs in Cuba be
fore congress reassembled. Spain's re
ply and her instructions to the new
captain-general . of Cuba will show an .
advanoed step in that direction.
But the administration is more con
cerned about the rapid change of policy
than it is about the character of Spain's
reply to Minister Woodford's represen
tations. The government has no reason
to fear that Spain will take an aggres
sive stand against the United States. .
On the contrary, it is ' sure of a note
friendly and coaciliatory in tone. The
president realizes, however, the danger
of further agitation by congress and a
further disturbance of our interests if
something more substantial than these
mere promises of Spain to grant genu
ine autonomy cannot ' be furnished
when the new session begins. j
It can hardly be expected that Gen-1,
eral Blanco within a month after his
arrival will be able to end the war, but
if it can be shown that an advanoed
step has been, taken in that direotion,
President McKinley may, by forward
ing the correspondence which has pass-' (
ed and calling attention to an improved
condition in Cuba, be able to paoify
congress long enough to give Spain a
chance to thoroughly establish her nev
reforms. Hence it appears that the
wording of the president's forthcoming
message depends mainly upon the im
mediate effect of General Blanco's ar
rival in Havana, the promulgation of
an amnesty pr oclamation, of new auton
omist reforms and the abandonment of
the reconcentralo policy.
FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT.
Ancient Document Found in Recently
Denver, Oct. 27. Dr. Cobern, pastor
of Trinity Methodist "church,, who has
recently returned from England, tells,
of a wonderful papyri discovered last,
January, and gives out information,
whioh is new to the world. This ial
that in the logia, which was unearthed!
by Messrs. Grennfel and Hunt under
the direotion of Dr. Flinders Petrie, of!
Oxford university, last January, thera
was found j, beside the notebook , leaf,)
containing what purported to be the,
sayings of Jesus Christ, a leaf from thej
New Testament. .The leaf contained
nearly the whole of the first chapter of
Matthew, and was written exactly the
same as our Greek testament of today.,'
: Dr. Cobern says that this is our earl-'
iest record of the Bible, and that in the
61 basket; of papyri that 'were taken
out there may be found a copy of the
scriptures. He also points out what a
blow to infidelism it might' be, and
what a strengthening of the Christian
cause. He says there is no doubt of
the genuineness of these findings; that
such critics as Professor Harmack and
Thompson have passed upon them and
deolare that they could not have been
written later than 200 A. D.
DR. NANSEN IN NEW YORK.
Tendered a Reception by the American
New York, Oct. 28 Dr. Nan sen, the
Arctic explorer, arrived tonight on the
steamship Lucania. He was taken off
the steamer at quarantine. He reoeived
an invitation to be present at a reoep- .
tion tendered by the American Geogra
phical Society at Chickering hall to
night. ; Dr. Nansen was due at the hall
at 8:80 p. m., and arrived 10 minutes
ahead of time. His entrance was the
signal for the heartiest applause, the
entire audience rising to greet him. .
A gold medal was presented to Dr.
Nansen from the Geographical Sooiety.
Dr. Nansen replied briefly, ' thanking
the society for the honor conferred upon
him. He spoke in very fair English.
Lieuteant Peary and Captain D L..
Brainard, of the United States army,'
who was one of the party which held
the record for northern latitudes prior
to the Nansen expedition, also spoke
Decision" Reversed. r .
Carson, Nev., Oct. 27. The supreme
court reversed the decision awarding
damages against the Western Union
Telegraph Company to the plaintiff
Burns. The latter had urgent business
at Lovelock, and telegraphed a friend
from Grand Junction for money. Re
ceiving no reply, he attempted to beat
his way on a train, and falling off, was
seriously injured. He then sued the
telegraph company for failing to de
liver ms message, and received judg
ment, which has just been reversed,