Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 20, 1889, Image 1

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German Forces at Samoa Shoot
and Tear Down the Stars
and Stripes,
Americans Cut, Beaten, Ar resit
and Their Houses Burned.
Sensational Stw from Samoa Cause for
War Between the United Statci nnd
Germany German Men-ot-Wnr Fire
Upon the American Fine The Stars and
Stripes Trailed In the Dust German
Bailors Attempt to Assassinate Ameri
can Citizens Americans Held ns Prison
era OurConsnlTrcated With Contumely
Secretary Buyard Notified.
The sews from Samoa this morning is of
the most startling character. The German
forces, which have espoused the cause of
Tamasese against Mataafa, hare deliberate
ly insulted and outraged the American
cation. The Stars and Stripes haTC been
treated as a rag worthy of no respect. It has
been fired ftpon by German men-of-war,
torn down from above the homes of Ameri
can citizens, and trailed in the dust. The
fragments hare been secured and sent to
Secretary Bayard for his action. In addi
tion to this Americans hare been stabbed,
beaten and imprisoned, and the American
Consul has been treated with the utmost
disrespect In contradiction to this course
of action, when the Germans accidentally
fired in the direction of some English
officers, the most profound topologies were
at once made.
AriA, Samoa, January 19. The most
serious state of affairs exist in Samoa. On
the night of December 18 the sailors from
the German men-of-war Adler, Olga and
Eber attacked Mataafa's soldiers, under the
direction of the German Consul and Cap
tain Fritz, the senior naval officer in the
port. As the result of the encounter, 22
German sailors were killed and 32 were
wounded. Since then the German war
ships hare burned American houses, torn
down the United States flag, seized Ameri
can citizens in the neutral waters of Apia
i arbor, taken them prisoners on board the
German men-of-war, and fired upon the
American flag.
King Mataafa's party, who had been
fighting almost constantly since the battle
at Lautcnua, killing and wounding many
ofTamasese's men, began to fail of ammu
nition, but were able to obtain 20,000
Snider cartridges, mortgaging their lands
to pay for ammunition.
Tamasese's Men Deserting.
Tamasese's men were reported becoming
more dissatisfied daily and desertions from
his ranks became very frequent, several
villagers leaving his body in a party and
going to their homes. '
A detachment of Mataafa's men succeeded
in carrying the upper end of Tamasese's
big fort, Lantuando, on December 12.
On the same day the German man-
Olga arrived from Marshall
. .
The boat had on board
the deposed King Malietoa, whom the Ger
mans had decided to bring back from Afri
ca, where he had been taken. Malatioa had
been left at Marshall Islands, not having
been brought back to Samoa.
On the night of December 16 a large party
of German sailors, numbering 180, came
ashore at Apia, and entered the stores, sa
loons and native houses in search of Ameri
cans, Englishmen and half-castes. They
entered the residence of George Scanlan,
United States Marshal in Apia.
Kilting; Americans.
He was not in, but the sailors found him
nnd his brother, Morris Snider, alo an
American citizen, further up the street, and
fctartinr a mmrrpl KtnMipil hnili f 41.
Americans in the back. The Scanlans
escaped to a native church, where their
wounds were dressed and found not to be
fatal. The German sailors ran through the
streets, attacking all persons ihty met, ex
cept the Germans, and injured the adherents
of Tamasese. and among th number were
native women and children. Some of the
Mataafa's soldiers came in from the bush and
were anxious to begin shooting, but were
urged by United States Consul Blackloek
not to fire.
On December 17 the United States con
sul sent a protest to the German consul, as
serting that the conduct of the Germans
had been outrageous, and had placed Amer
ican lives and American property in great
At 7 o'clock on the morning of December
17, the Olga left Apia, steamed up the
coast and returned that evening with
Tamasase's secretary on board. That night
the secretary wrote a letter to his wife in
Apia, stating that the Germans would at
tack the town named Matafagatele during
the night and would attack Mataafa's men
w hile they were sleeping. The woman told the
news to one of her relatives in Apia, who
in turn sent word to Mataafa's soldiers.
A Midnight Attack.
Before midnight 200 armed men had as
sembled on shore, a short distance above the
English Consulate, and, concealing them
selves in the bush, waited for the appear
ance of the German boats, which, it was
said, would contain a number of Tamasese
men as well as German sailors, who had
been brought from Saluafata by Olga. An
American newspaper man named John C.
Klein accompanied the Mataafa men to wit
ness the proceedings in the interest of his
About 2 o'clock in the morning three Ger
man men-of-war boats approached about
half a mile above the British Consulate, and
were distinctly seen by the British Consul.
It was evidently their intention to land, and
proceed to Matafagatele on foot. Soldiers
of Mataafa gathered on the shore, and
asked Klein to ask the Germans not to land,
as it would be regarded as a hostile act, and
that they would be fired upon. This was
shouted to them when the boats were 50
yards from the short, The boats came on to
ward the shore, when they received a
second warning.
A Rase.
Two" boats pulled out toward the sea
and went to a village called Vailele, lour
miles from Apia. A third boat kept along
the coast, being still followed by Mataafa's
soldiers. "When opposite Mataafatele the
boat pulled straight across the bay to a
point-on the other extremity. AMataafe
chief, followed by eight or nine men, ran
around the edge of the bay to intercept the
boat "When opposite the village of Fageli
Vailele the boat pulled rapidly forthe shore.
At the same moment three men on horse
back, carrying lanterns, rode out of the
bush and signaled the men in the boats.
Simultaneously a number of German
soldiers rose from the bottom of the boat,
where they had been concealed, and began
tn wade ashore. Some of Mataafa's men
had come up in the meantime, and the Ger
! mans began shooting at them. The natives
did cot leturn the fire. The Germans were
soon landed, and took shelter behind some
rising ground.
The Germans Defeated.
As soon as they gained this position they
at once opened fire on Mataafa's men. With
in a minute fully 200 shots had been fired
by Germans and black laborers, natives of
other islands, who were employed on Ger
man plantations.
A hot fight then ensued, and the soldiers
increasing in number, began firing from
behind trees at the German sailors, who
number 150, having been reinforced. The
sailors finally became panic-stricken, threw
down their arms and took to the bush, where
they were followed by the natives and
slaughtered when overtaken. A few of the
sailors managed to escape by taking to the
The next day the German Consul sent
word to United States Consul Blackloek
that he was going to send men-of-war up
;tbe coast to stop the fighting and to disarm
.1... "Hr r 1 m .
Blackloek protested in the rfhme of the
United States against the action of the
German Consul, which would place the
lives and property of the Americans in
greatest danger, and that their action was
in direct conflict with powers conferred upon
the representatives of the three treaty
nations. Soon after the Nipsic arrived at
Latongo Captain Mullan, with three-of the
ship officers' went on board the Adler to de
mand Consul Knappe's reason for having
declared his intention to stop the war with
out consulting the Consuls.
German Discourtesy. '
The German Consul reolied discourteous
ly to Captain Mullan, and said he would
hold no communication with an American
naval Captain, and would be responsible
for his acts to his Government Soon after
this the Captain of the Adlef sent word to
I Captain Mullan, who had returned to the
nipsic, tuai uc imenueu iq uoiuoaru xiauiy
before dark.
A protest was sent to the Captain of the
Adler, and as the latter had shown no incli
nation to notify Mataafa to remove the
women and children, Captain Mullen sent
one of his officers ashore for that purpose.
The Adler did not bombard the town that
night, but returned ou the following morn
ing and began to bombard Ladly, which
had been evacuated the night previous.
Thirty-four shells were fired by the Adler,
and then four boat loads of "sailors were
landed from the Olga and Adler, who
burned the village, including two small
Boman Catholic Churches. The ships then
returned to Apia.
Fighting for Their Liberty.
On December 18 Consul Knappe had sent
a letter to Mataafa telling him the German
ships would shell his villages unless he
came on board the German man-of-war be
fore noon on December 20, and cause his
people to give up all their guns. Mataafa
did not replv to this letter, but sent back
word after the battle that he was sorry to
kill the German sailors, but that the Samo
aus intended to fight for their liberty, and
would fight whoever attacked them.
Ou the afternoon of December 20, the
three Consuls met to arrive at some settle
ment of the trouble, Mataafa's presence
was desired by the United States and the
British Consuls, but the German Consul re
fused to meet him, and the meeting had no
On the followine day the German Consul
issued a proclamation ordering the Samoans
to bring their firearms on board the Olga
during the day, and that if this was not
done the ship would bombard the village of
Matafagatele. Consul Blackloek at once
returned a protest, and at the same time in
formed him that E. L. Hamilton, an Amer
ican citizen, and formerly the United States
Vice Consul iu Apia, owned three houses in
Matafagatele, over which the American flag
has been placed, and adding that if this
property was damaged, the German Gov
ernment would be held responsible. The
German Consul made no reply.
Tore Down the American Flng.
About 7 o'clock on the morning of the
21st the Olga went to Matafagatele, anchor
ing one mile from shore. At 9 o'clock she
began throwing shells, no Samoans having
come on board with arms. After firing 25
shelis the vessel sent three boatloads ashore
and destroyed the village by fire. Hamil
ton went to the destroyed village in the
afternoon and found his three houses in
A large American flag formerly used for
consular purposes, which had been placed
on one of the houses had been burned by
the German men-of-war,and then torn down.
Fragments of the flae were taken to Ariia
aud'delivered to Consul Blarklock, who
has forwarded it to Secretary Bayard. The
German Consul afterward wrote to Consul
Blackloek declaring that he had been in
formed that the Americans had led the
Mataafa's forces on the night of the 18th,
and fired the first shot Consul Blackloek
replied that he had investigated the rumor
and fonnd it to be untrue.
An American Arrested.
On the 21st a boat from the German man-of-war
Olga was chasing a native boat in
neutral waters opposite the American Con
sulate. The Germans fired a number of
shots at the boat, which was in direct range
of the boat containing two Englisn officers,
the latter of whom narrowly escaped being
shot The commander of the Olga after
ward apologized to the English officers.
Charles Brown, an American citizen who
was on the shore, was requested by the
English officers to ask the Germans to "cease
shooting. The Germans seized Brown, car
ried him on board of the war ship Eber,
and after handling him roughly released
The Germans have made no further as
Eaults upon the villages since the bombard
ment of Matafagatele, and are evidently
awaiting reinfercement Should they make
the second attack upon Mataafa's forces they
would certainly be defeated, as the latter
hare 4,500 well armed troops. It is claimed
that about 1,000 of Tamaseses forces have
joined Mataafa since the bombardment by
the Germans, not sympathizing with the at
tack upon their countrymen.
The United States Consul, Blackloek, has
telegraphed all the facts respecting the situ
ation here, informing Secretary Bayard that
the American flag had been shot at and torn
down and burned by the Germans; that
American citizens have been taken prison
ers by the Germans, and states that the
lives and property of American citizens are
in great danger.
Tho Standard Faying 8150 an Acre for Land
in Bellnirc,
Bellaibe, January 19. The Standard
Oil Company has a great deal of faith in
the oil find,at Glcncoe and is paying 150
an acre for all the land in that vicinity.
Several capitalists of 'Washington, Pa.,
are here leasing territory, but are not so
bold as the Standard .men. Some sconts
from Pittsburg were at the well, but were
summarily bounced. '
Dies In Poverty Near Baltimore Jailed far
It rrcnllor Swindle, She Come to
This Country nnd Spent Her
Days in Poverty
nnd Prayer.
rsrraAL teleoiumto the dispatcii.i
Baltimore, January 19. Madame Pey
nand, better known in Paris as Madame
Guinaud, died last night in a little hut
near Catonsville, Baltimore county. For
eight years she has lived iu seclusion, shun
ning her neighbors, and venturing out only
when it was necessary to lay in a supply of
food or when going to church.
Madame Peynaud was born in Paris, and
up to the time of her marriage enjoyed the
respect of all who knew her. Soon after
her wedding her husband, a barber, died,
leaving her in possession of the secret of
beautifying the complexion. She continued
the business, but ft wasn't sufficiently re
munerative, whereupon she conceived the
idea of compelling her customers to pay
more liberally.
Selecting the wealthiest of her patrons,
she gave them a mixture which, when ap
plied to the face, brought out blotches in
stead of roses. When they applied for re
lief she would demand an exorbitant sum
to effect a sure, which her victims only too
gladly paid. She continued this business
successfully for some time until a MibS
Nichols, who was victimized, had her ar
rested for swindling. She was tried in
Paris in 1875 and sentenced to prison. After
serving several years she managed to escape
and sailed for New York where she lived
very quietly.
One day she attended ehurch and over
come with remorse, sought the officiating
priest and confessed ner sins, stating at the
same time her readiness to do penance. The
priest advised her to forsake, her evil ways
and spend her days in prayer. She at once
came to this ritv and bought the hut on the
Catonsville road in which she passed the re
mainder of her life.
McGlynn's Friends Say That It Will Have
No Effect oa Them.
New York, January 19. The publica
tion of the circular addressed by Archbishop
Corrigan to the priests in this archdiocese,
directing that all Boman Catholics who at
tend the meetings of the Anti-Poverty So
ciety meetings be refused absolution by the
confessors, caused something of a sensation
among Dr. McGlynn's followers.
Archbishop Corrigan has taken no new'
stand, or, in reality, no new departure. It
has long been perfectly clear to all the
priests and to all the Boman Catholics in
the arch-diocese, that the goings-on
at the Anti-Poverty meetings were re
garded by the Holy See and its
representatives here as a public scrndal, and
that attendance there on the part of Boman
Catholics was a sin, A Dispatch reporter
who talked with some of the McGlynnites
to-day, found that they fully appreciated
the case as the Catholic authorities stated
it Though most of them were somewhat
reluctant to talk about the matter, they
manifested all their old defiance of Arch
bishop Corrigan and for whatever he might
do. Said one of the most prominent of Dr.
McGlynn's friends:
I am clad that the case has come just when
it has. The weaker and trembling ones among
us will drop out and we will form one compact
and united bodv. But there will be few seced
ers. If any. Nobody has left us, to speak of.
since the decision in the McQuira case, and
that was a trial severe enough. If people had
been going to abandon Dr. McGlynn. they
wonld nave done so before skis. Archbishop
Corrigan will find we don't scare worth a
cent, and I should think he wonld bare found
this out already.
Discc vercd bnt Not Trnnslatcd by President
t'ottetill, of the Sugar Company.
New Yoek, January 19. The latest de
velopment in the electrio sugar quicksand
yesterday was in the shape of a dispatch
from Detroit It mentioned that great ex
citement had resulted there from the belief
that President Cotterill had found, in some
unexplained manner, a paper apparently
containing the sugar refining process used
by French. The momentous information,
continuing, said that the secret was in
cypher, and that Mr. Cotterill was making
great efforts to translate it. Treasurer Eob
ertson had heard the news, but was calm.
"I always understood that the news was
to be given us in cipher," he said, "and
perhaps the paper now in Mr. Cotterill's
possession will help clear up matters." '
President Cotterill, before he went to
Michigan this last time, said the whole
business was a fraud, perpetrated on him
and his associates by the Friends and
the Howards. Mrs. Friend and the How
ards, according to him, were in "Windsor,
Canada, and he was to start straight off and
have them arrested. Instead, he discovers
a cipher. Mr. Bobertson has repeatedly
said that shares in the company were not
worth a centj and that the company would
never be revived. But he backed the news
abont cipher business yesterday.
To bo Selected by a Committee In Com
petitiTO Examination.
Ann Arbor, Mich., January 19.
J. L. Babcock, who is to receive 5500,000
from his uncle's estate provided he marries
in five years after the latter's death, has
received so, many letters from lovelorn
maidens that he proposes to select his wife
by means of a competitive examination,
held by a committee. All the letters have
been filed, and in due time all the writers
will be notified to appear and be examined
as to the general health, intelligence,
beauty, age, disposition, etc.
One Cincinnati beauty wrote to Babcock
recently: "I am tired of reading articles
about you in the papers. If.youwanta
wife, why don't you get one in Ann Arbor,
where you are? If you are not suited, write
me a line."
A Boston publisher has offered an Ann
Arbor photographer 10 for a picture of
Babcock. but the latter modestly declined
to furnish a photograph. Babcock said to
day: "I am still receiving an immense
number of photos and letters, and I could
have more photos if I requested the fair
writers to forward them."
A Handsome Heiress Rons Away With tho
Married Driver of a Stage.
Le Eaysville, January 19. Herbert
Gilman has for many years driven the stage
that connects this village with Owego, N.
Y. He Jived in Owego, where he has awife
and children. Miss May Sibley is the
daughter of Samuel Sibley, a rich and
prominent farmer, whose splendid estate is
along the road between this village arid
Owego. She had for some time been going
to Owego to take mnsic lessons and always
rode to and fro in Gilman's stage. She is a
handsome girl of abont 20.
On Wednesday Miss May went to Owego
as usual but did not return. Gilman did
not appear at his hope that evening as
usual. Yesterday morning it was learned
that he and Miss Sibley had taken a west
bound train on the Delaware and Lacka
wanna Bailroad. Nothing has been heard
of the runaway couple since.
The Soul's Light of a Fair Girl Ex
tinguished by Unrequited Love.
She Becomes Infatuated With a Son of
Chief Justice Williams.
And Flatly Denies That Ho Brer Promised Her Hs
Wonld Many Her.
A beautiful young woman is consigned lo
an insane hospital as the resultof loving the
only son of Chief Justice "Williams, by
whom her affection was not reciprocated.
Dr. "Williams, indeed, claims he never' told
Miss Haffa he wonld marry her. She de
clares he did, and that he has wrecked her
young life. Her mother confirms the girl's
story, but the love-sick maiden is carried
away to an almshouse "crazy ward,"
Philadelphia, January 19. Florence
E. Haffa, a lovely young woman, richly
dressed, was taken to the insane department
at the almshouse, to-day. She had been
arrested at the request of Dr. Charles N,
"Williams, of the northwest corner of
Twenty-fifth street and Columbia avenue.
Dr. "Williams is the only son of Chief
Justice "Williams, of this State, and Miss
Haffa is a daughter of the late Judge Haffa,
of the Federal Court at Vieksburg," who was
assassinated by the Kn Klnx during the
reconstruction days of the South.
The commitment of Miss Haffa to an 'in
sane asylum is the sequel of a strange story
of love. She first met young "Williams
when he was a medical student at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, and both are said
to have fallen in love with each other at
their first meeting. Miss Haffa claims that
Dr. Williams has repeatedly promised to
marry her, and it was while she was beg
ging him to keep his alleged pledge to wed
her that she was arrested by the police.
It was on Thursday evening, about
8 o'clock, when Twenty-third District
Officer Brown was called by Dr. "Williams
to take away a young woman who had
refused to leave his doorway. Dr. "Williams
charged that the young woman was annoying
him, and she was taken to the station house
at Twentieth and Jefferson streets by the
officer, who said that she had been
at Dr. "Williams' place all the evening. She
was a gentle-mannered, brown-haired, dark
eyed girl, with a graceful figure. She at
first refused to fell who she was, but finally
gave her name as Florence E. Haifa, of 1941
Norris street
She told Captain Brown and Lieutenant
Lyons a story of how she had called on Dr.
Williams and recalled his promise to many
her, and how he had turned her into the
street Lieutenant Lyons sent the young
women to her home on Norris street The
next morning, Friday, she was again
brought to the station house by Officer
Kelly. She had called on Dr. "Williams,
at his office and drugstore, just after break
fast, and the patrolman was asked to" take
her away.
Dr. Williams failed to make a charge
against Miss Haffa, and she was released
and once more sent'home. -Late in tho-afternoon
she-appeared at Dr. Williams' borne,
and they were having a quarrel, when Of
ficer Blattean was summoned.' He took the
young woman in charge and had Dr. Will
iams also accompany her to the Jefferson
street station house. Lieutenant Lyons had
exhausted all his efforts to settle the
mysterious trouble of the doctor and the
young woman, and he sent for Magistrate
Biley. The magistrate sent for the mother
of th'e young ladv. She is now the wife of
David S. Boot, the arjist She charged Dr.
Williams with having wrecked her daugh
ter's happiness by his failure to keep bis
promise to marry Florence.
The mother said that Florence was at the
home of her aunt on Walnut, above Thirty
third street, when she was introduced to
Williams, about eight years ago. She was
then arosy-cheeked, light-hearted, generous
natured girl, who fell deeply in love with
young Williams, who was a university
medical student. He seemed to return the
love of the young girl and is said to have
asked for Florence's hand and heart the sec
ond time he met her. He wrote to her con
stantly. "One night recently Florence remained
away from home all night," said the mother.
"The next day she told me she had been at
Dr. Williams' house all night One even
ing later, when he called to see her,
Florence asked him if he would not fulfill
his promise and make her his wife. He re
fused, and said the promise he made was
but a freak of his youth."
Dr. Williams denies thathe ever promised
marriage. He says the girl has been per
sistent in her efforts.
For Fort Hajticn This Morning, and Will
Then Go to Asplnwnll.
New Yoek, January 19. "To-morrow
morning, bright and early." This was
Admiral Bancroft Gheradi's reply to-night
to the question, "When will the Atlanta
Decks were cleared up, running gear was
overhauled, and just at sundown topgallant
masts were housed aboard the big cruisers.
"All officers must be aboard at 10 o'clock
to-night," said Lieutenant Conden, "and
none of the ere w will be allowed to go ashore
before sailing."
Sweethearts and wives went aboard to say
farewells during the day, nnd the men were
getting their clothes and bags stored awav.
Captain J. A. Howell, who commands tfie
Atlanta, was found in his cabin on the Btar
board quarter, under the spar deck.
"We shall sail for Cape Haytien," said
he "and then find the Admiral. I don't
think we shall stay there very long, but go
on to Aspinwall, where there may be trouble
when the Panama Canal men are dis
charged." The Atlanta carries a crew of 286 men
and the following officers Captain J. A.
Howell, Lieutenants A. K. Conden, N. E.
Niles, G. A. Cahoun, G. H. Peters, En
signs H. S. Knapp, A.L. Lev, F. M. Poyer,
Chief Engineer J. P. Kel'ly, Paymaster
Edwin Putnam, Surgeon M. G. Drennan,
Lieutenant of Marines Morris S. Mercer,
Surgeon S. H. Dickson,- First Assistant
Engineer W. F. Worthington, Assistant
Engineers C. F. Talcott and A. McAlester,
Naval Cadets Bobertson, Hubbard, Miller,
Crose, Franklin, Eeid and Morgan, Carpen
ter Craic, Gunner F. Messinger, Pay Clerk
A. V. Chester.
Creditors of Two Boston Firms Wlll Tnko
40 Cents on the Dollar.
Boston, January 19. The BellowB Falls
Brewing Company, 63 Haverhill street,
with brewery at Walpole, N. H., has
failed. The liabilities are about 94.000
and the nominal assets about 200,000. The
creditors have agreed to accept 40 cents'.
Alvah, Walker & Co., oil dealers, 40
Clinton street, have failed with liabilities
of 36,000. The creditors have agreed to
accept 40 cents.
jumped the teack.
A Passenger Conch Makes a Fntnl Plungo
From tho Halls Lieutenant Gover-
sor of Michigan and a From!
ncnt Iron Man of Cleve
land Among tho
Marquette, Mich., Jannary 19. As
the east-bound passenger tr.iiu on the
Northwestern Bailroad neared Elmwood, a
station 16 miles east of "Watersmeet, at 1
o'clock this afternoon, one of the tracks
under the rear coach broke and threw the
coach off the track. The coach was derailed
about five car lengths, when it struck a
stump and was smashed to pieces, killing
or injuring all the occupants. The killed
are: ,
JOHN A. MCDONALD, Lieutenant-Governor
of Michigan,
H. A. TUTTLE, of Cleveland.
The woanded are: Mrs. Percy Beaser, of
Ashland, Wis., spine injured, very bad: Mrs.
McClurc, of Watersmeet wife of a train
brakeman, badly cut and severe internal In
jury; Mrs. E. P. Foster, of Iron Mountain, se
vere cut in head and Injury to spine; Conductor
A. B. Armstrong, injured in head and leg
Mr. O. C. Davidson, of Commonwealth,
nt the time of the accident was playing
cards with Lieutenant Governor McDonald,
Mr. Tuttle and Mr. Corcoran. He says that
the first intimation that he had that any
thing was wrong was a jolting sensation.
The car then arrayed two or three times and
thenturned on its side. He remembered
nothing more until he found himself 200 or
300 feet in the rear of the train in the snow.
It seems that the car in turning over struck
a stump, which penetrated it between the
men who were playing cards.
Mr. Tuttle. who was seated in the seat to
the rear of the table, was instantly killed,
his neck being broken. Mr. McDonald
was in the same seat with him, and his arm
was torn out of the shoulder, and was found
at least 40 feet from the body. He lived
about one hour, and was conscious for a few
minutes. The whole side of the car was
torn out by a second stump, and it seems
miraculous that any escaped. The dead were
picked up and brought to Watersmeet,
where they remained up to this writing. A
special train will convey Mr. McDonald
and Mr. Corcoran to Escanaba, where they
resided, to-night. ,
Mr. JIcDonald was elected Lieutenant
Governor in 1886, and re-elected last No
vember. He was 62 years of age, and leaves
a widow and a son and daughter. His
estate is valued at over 500,000. Mr. Tut
tle was well known in Cleveland and in the
Lake Superior mining districts. He leaves
a widow and one child. E. P. Foster, of
Iron Mountain, is a prominent mining
man whose operations extend over the Mar
quette, Menominee and Gogebic ranges.
The message informing Governor Luce of
the fatal accident to Lieutenant Governor
McDonald contained no particulars. He
immediately wired Mrs. McDonald, extend
ing his sincere sympathy. A proclamation
covering the sad occurrence will be issued
from the Executive office Monday.
In the Court Boom She Cnlli Mr. Bellow
Her Love, Her Life and a Reptile.
New Yobk, January 19. Miss Harriet
B. Coffin, who threatened to shoot Kyrle
Hellew last night, because he didn't recip
rocate her love, made a scene in the police
court this morning. She shrieked Mr.
Bellew's name all the way from her cell to
the prisoners' pen. She tried to tear her
self away from the policeman who accom
panied her. At the entrance of the court
ftSom she attempted to throw herself on -the
floor) called Mr-Beltew her love, her life
and a reptile, and then cried hard. A big,
curious crpwd, which had gathered in the
court room to stare at her, was quite still
during the rumpus.
When Miss Coffin was taken away to the
Commissioners of Charities and Correction,
she shouted her protests and jabbed the
keeper in the arm with a hat pin. She will
be examined as to her sanity.
Late this afternoon Miss Coffin was ex
amined by Dr. Stewart Douglass, who has
charge of the insane pavilion, and Dr. M.
D. Field, as to her mefital condition.
She was found to be insane. Her
disease is akin to monomania. Her
mother and two friends were present, and
her mother signified her intention of having
the daughter removed to' a private asylum.
Miss Coffin was consigned to-night in ward
39 of the insane pavilion. She will prob
ably be removed on Monday. At the hos
pital she has been quiet and supercilious.
He Has Set Up as a Parisian Swell of the
First Water.
New Yoek, January 19. The buyer for
a large commercial house, who has just re
turned from Paris, remarked to-day that
Maurice Bernhardt had jumped into the
foremost rank of Parisian swelldom.
"His mother," the traveler said, ''allows
Maurice an income of 1,200 a week, and
the young man is spending every cent
of it. His manner of dispensing the
money is not particularly modest
either. Instead of driving in the Bois, he
is a familiar figure on the boulevard, and
in most of the business streets. Every
where that he goes he is surrounded by evi
dences of wealth.
"He has lived long enough in America
and England to have a correct idea of
horses and carts, and his stable is now one
of the best in Paris. When he drives down
through the Boulevard Capucines,he usually
holds the reins over a pair of perfectly
matched English Cobs, and he is clad In the
prevailing London mode. He is not re
ceived at all in society, by the way,
despite the fact that his wife has
some soft of right to call herself a countess,
but he is probably as thoroughly contented
as any man in the French capital."
When She Fonnd the Body of Felix Rolchert
Hanging In the Cellar.
New Yobk, January 19. Mrs. Catharine
Bikert, of 105 Orchard street, went into the
cellar this morning to get coal, and thought
she saw a very tall man standing in the
dimly-lighted passage through which she
had to pass. She waited a moment, and as
the man did not move, she attempted to
brush past him. When she touched the
figure it swung from her and back against
her. It was the body of Emil Beichert, 54
years of age, a shoemaker, who had hanged
himself by a rope from the gaspipe. Ex
cessive grief over his wife's death is be
lieved to have been the cause for his sui
Stinging Rebnko of Extravagance in a Very
Conspicuous Place.
Washington, January 19. The com
mittee appointed to investigate the work of
construction of the new library building to
day submitted a report to the House. It
says that in this case many men with high
salaries were employed, resulting in an un
warranted expenditure of the money which
Congress intended should be faithfully used
in the construction of the building.
The committee regards the example of
extr vagance iu this case more reprehensible
and demoralizing in its effect because it oc
curred within sight of the Capitol of the
nation and under the supervision of.men in
high positions.
Thomas Hollowell Kills and Almost
Decapitates Adam Slater
Paddlers at Cork's Run Fall ' Out,
Drink aud Enact a Tragedy.
The Batcher Knife Unwittingly Varnished by a
Woman While She Laughed,
Adam Slater's head is reported to have
been cut almost off his bodyabout 11 o'clock
last night by Thomas Hollowell in a Cork's
Bun boarding house run, by a man named
Golden. They had quarreled; they drank and
Slater talked of death, not as if he in
tended to inflict it upon anyone else, bnt as
if be courted it himself.
A horrible homicide, in which a man's
head was cut almost off by one swoop of a
butcher knife, occurred in Chartiers about
11 o'clock last night.
At that hour, Thomas Hollowell and
Adam Slater were sitting in the sitting
room of their boarding house, on the river
road, near Cook's Bun, in Chartiers town
ship. Both men had been drinking heavily,
and when they enterea the bouse, were
quarreling about some trifling matter. They
continued the heated discussion, and at
tracted the attention of Mrs. Golden, wife of
the proprietor of the place, who entered the
room with a butcher knife in her, hand.
Slater complained to her that some persons
had threatened to whip him, whereupon
Hollowell, who was sitting opposite him at
a table, laughed. Mrs. Golden also joined in
the merriment, and Slater became exasper
ated. He exclaimed to Mrs. Golden:
"Why don't you cut me with the butoher
Mrs. Golden laughed a( the question, when
Slater said:
"I'm tired of living, anyhow. I would
just as soon die now as not!"
Hollowell arose to his feet, and, steadying
himself, said:
"Give me that butcher knife!"
With that he turned aronnd very sudden
ly, and hastily grabbed the knife in his
right hand. .He swung it in the air, and
then brought the sharp edge of the blade
against the back of Slater's neck. The force
of the blow was so great that Slater's head
was almost severed from the body. When
the corpse of the victim dropped to the floor
the head rolled around as if already de
tached from the body by severing the few
chords that yet bound it
"Upon realizing what he had done, Hollo
well gave a gasp of horror, and, throwing
up his hands sank to the floor. The knife
fell from his grasp and rolled over towards
the head of the murdered man. Mrs. Golden
was speechless with terror at what she had
seen done, but ran- screaming from the
house. She sent a messenger to the office of
'Squire Bryan at Chartiers, and that official
immediately repaired to the scene of the i
murder. When he arrived at the house
Slater had breathed his last.
of everything, and placed all the inmates of
the house under arrest These were brought
to this city at an early hour this morning
and locked up in the county jail.
Hollowell did not try to escape, but, when
'Squire Bryan approached him he seemed
to be dazed. He resisted slightly at first,
but soon found that was useless and quietly
consented to go along with the officer.
Both Hollowell and Slater were pundlers
in Long & Co.'s mill, at McKee's Bocks.
A slight disagreement had existed between
them for some time, and it is supposed that
the homicide last night was the result of it.
Slater was a married man; but, a short
time ago, he separated from his wife. The
latter refused to live with him, on account
of his drinking habits.
At 3 A. ii. the Chartiers officer arrived at
the jail with the alleged murderer and four
witnesses of the tragedy, including Mrs.
Golden. Chris. Steinmiller, it seems, was the
first neighbor who dared go into the bloody
room after the butchery to lay out the
corpse, or, as he found he might .do. hold
the yet dying man while he gasped his last.
Probably no company that has ever been
brought to jail shivered more on the road
than the quintet that came up from the
scene of the homicide this morning. It was
in a large spring wagon that Constable
Klishum, of Chartiers, came up with his
five prisoners. They were the alleged mur
derer, Hollowell; Joseph Golden and bis
wife; Joseph Bolleson and John Cochrane.
The men were arrested as witnesses of the
While coming up to the city Hollowell
is alleged to have said to Assistant Constable
"Did you see Slater? Didn't I make a
good job' of it? That is the first man's head
I ever cut off, and I think that it was done
all right!"
The constable asked him why he commit
ted the deed, and he is said to nave replied:
"Well, you see Slater asked me to do it.
I didn't want to kill him; but when he said
he wasn't any good in this world and
wanted to die I thought that I might as
well kill him. I was sorry for it after
ward; but I do not feel sorry now."
Mrs. Golden is a small Irish woman and
would not talk to The Dispatch reporter.
one seeoieu iu ue uut oi ner minu over
OnoMan Who Got More Mall Than
Firm in Canton.
Canton, January 19. Copies of recent
city papers have contained advertisements
in want columns in which the Traveler's
Bureau, of Canton, promised situations to
the unemployed as commercial travelers in
various lines of business, the bureau being
represented as agency for a vast number of
large wholesale and manufacturing con
cerns daily in need of traveling salesmen.
As the concern was unknown to the public
here, and the bulk of mail lately arriving
for it exceeded that of the largest manufac
tory in the city, a postoffice inspector was
sent hers to investigate. Decoy letters elic
ited the fact that D. B. Bosche, an employe
of the Hampden Watch Works, constituted
the alleged bureau, and is alleged to have
been gulling the guileless public. ,
In answer to' applicants for positions, he
sent circulars asking for a remittance of S3,
merely as guarantee of good faith, adding
that iu only a few special cases had he
failed to secure employment for those de
siring it. As all his statements are false
and misleading, the Postoffice Department
will withhold his further mail and prob
ably arrest him tor misuse of mails, if not
on graver charges. Just how much money
was raked in is not known, but remit
tances to him were numerous.
Ho Takes a Flying Pleasure Trip to Ten
Haute The New White House Team
Makes Its Appearance One
Non-Political Tlsitor
nt I.ast.
Indianapolis, January 19. It is possi
ble to make a definite announcement that
no Cabinet positions were slated here to-day.
At an early hour this morning General
Harrison started out for a day of pleasure
and to visit hi3 old friend, the
Hon. W. B. McKeen, at Terre
Haute. Besides Mrs. Harrison,
Dr. Kitchen, Judge Martindale and Mr.
Mose McLain accompanied him. A hand
some special car was used and the party
were met at the station by Mr. McKeen and
Colonel Thompson. Carriages were in
waiting and the party drove direct to
"Edgewood," some distance east of the city,
where they dined with Captain Boyes, who
has charge of the farm.
After dinner they visited the stables and
inspected the fine horses and cattle. A pair
of spanking thoroughbreds were hitched np
and the General took a drive with the
venerable ex-Secretary of the Navy.
While General Harrison was looking at
Mr. McKean's horses, down at Terre Haute,
the team behind which he will himself most
frequently appear during the next four
years, was being driven for the first time.
General Harrison secured one horse for the
White House team some time ago, and there
has been a search kept up ever since for a
good match for it. One that would do was
found a few days ago, and to-day it was
brought to this city, and the two animals
were hitched together for the first time.
They are bright bays, 16 hands high and
finely formed. They went well together
and will make a worthy successor' to the
famous seal browns of the Clevelands.
General Harrison has not yet seen the team.
It is not known that General Harrison has
yet secured a driver for tne two bays, but
sevsral of the personal attaches of the
White House arc sure of their jobs for the
next administration, whether Albert Haw
kins transfers his allegiance from the seal
browns to the bays or not. When Buther
ford B. Hayes was here some time ago
he put in a good word forseveral people who
had been put into the White House by him
and retained 'by Mr. Cleveland, and it is
understood that these thus "spoken for" are
all right. This was one of the matters that
occupied tne attention of the President
elect and the President-never-elected during
that famous conference when they were sup
posed to be talkiug Cabinet and other State
One of the callers who wished to see Gen
eral Harrison to-day and didn't was the
Bev. A. W. Mann, a deaf mute from Cleve
land. His visit wasn't political.
Who is Supposed to Havo Embezzled S165,
O0O From His Employers.
New Yoek, January 19. D. Morgan
Hlldreth, counsel for W. S. Lawson &Co.,
stock brokers at 49 Exchange Place, 945
Broadway and 179 Fifth avenue, called at
police headquarters yesterday afternoon,
presumably to find out whether he could
get a mysterious prisoner who is confined
there released on bail. The prisoner's
name is said to be Wyatt or Wyath,
and it is alleged that he is
an embezzler, whose offense dates back-a
couple of years. The amount of his alleged
embezzlement is variously stated. Detective
Sergeant Mangin, who was in charge at po
lice headquarters last night, admitted that
there was a prisoner there, bnt would not
say anything about him or what he had
done. It is said that the younsr man is of
good family, and that bis victims wish to
settle the matter.
Wyath was arrested by a private detective
named Irving, who said that the amount of
the embezzlement was $163,000, and that the
money was embezzled from W. S. Lawson
& Co. An official of the police department
said that the embezzlement amounted to less
than $100,000. The firm, it is said, is not
anxious o press the case against Wyath.
A New York Jeweler Loses $10,000 Worth
of Dlnmonds nnd Falls.
New York, January 19. The failure of
C. Eosswog & Son, manufacturing jewelers
and dealers in diamonds at No. 5 Maiden
lane, has caused much comment in the
trade. Yesterday it was reported that the
senior partner had lost or had been robbed
of a large quantity of loose diamonds in an
elevated railroad car, about two weeks ago,
and that this precipitated the failure. The
value of the diamonds was variously stated
to be from 510,000 to S20.000.
Mr. Bosswog, it is said, was in the habit
of carrying the loose diamonds home every
night in a satchel from the store, and about
two weeks ago, on bis way home iu a Third
avenue elevated train, he missed his satchel.
He could not tell whether he had left the
satchel somewhere or whether it had been
stolen. It is said that he kept the matter
quiet, hoping to recover1 the diamonds and
did not even notify the police. His loss
caused the failure. Some of the creditors
yesterday said that Mr. Bosswog had just
informed them of the loss of the diamonds.
Movable Dams In the Ohio Hirer a
Thing but Too Dear.
Washington, January 19. The Secre
tary of War has sent a communication to
the House relative to the practicability of
improving the navigation of the Ohio river
by movable dams. He quotes Colonel Mer
ritt, of the Engineer Corps, as reporting
that the four additional dams proposed
would increase from one to three months the
time during which coal tows may reach
Cincinnati. This increase in the capacity
of the river might amount to 25,973,200
bushels of coal annually, worth $1,818,124.
The Secretary says the estimated cost of
the improvement is 3,600,000, and thaj un
less there is a very great increase in the
means of transportation of coal by boats and
barges, the large expenditure proposed
would not be justified.
Tho Author of Bobert Elsmer Too Busy for
an American Trip.
New Yoek, January 19. Mrs. Hum
phrey Ward, author of "Bobert Elsmere,"
writes from London: "I have been much
gratified by the pleasant sentiments evoked
in the American newspapers by a report that
I am shortly to visit your country. There
is, however, no foundation for the statement,
and I should be very glad if you would be
so kind as to contradict it through the
American papers."
Mrs. Ward is devoting all her time to the
new religious novel she has under way, and
this is the principal reason for her inability
to come to America.
A Mad Act.
Bellaire, O., January 19. A tramp
pulled the throttle of a yard engine on the
C.L.,& W. road, at Bridgeport,this morning,
and then skipped. The iron horse run to
this city at Hghtning speed, and collided
with some loaded boxcars. The engine and
several cars were wrecked, but no one was
Qx .yandMageeBecomeEecon
ciled Through Cameron.
Goyernor Beaver and Don Cameron
Bow Humblv Before Him.
The Senior Senator Wants to Recover Hii
Lost Heritage.
The staff correspondents of The Dis
patch at Harrishurg and Washington are
assured that a reconciliation has been ef
fected between Senator Quay and C. L.
Magee, and harmony now falls with sooth
ing effect upon Pennsylvania Republican
politicians. Senator Cameron and Gover
nor Beaver are both bidding for Quay's
friendship, the former because he wants to
succeed himself in the United States Sen
ate, and the latter because he wants to suc
ceed Cameron.
rrsou a BTAir coBSEBrorosxT.
Haeeisbubo, January 19. If doubt ex
ists anywhere that Mr. Quay is in charge of
the State of Pennsylvania, it is not shared
in and about the Capital of the State. No
one looks to any other quarter for instruc
tions, and anything Mr. Quay wants he can
have. There seems to a general belief that
nothing is too good for the silent man from
Beaver, and the impression is very general
here that if he wants the earth fenced in he
has only to say the word and the fence will
go up. He and C. L. Magee have fallen
out many titne3 and fallen in again, but the
last fallout is largely held to have been
final, and Mr. Quay has frequently been
quoted as determined on the political anni
hilation of the Gas City statesman.
While minor politicians and the general
public have thus ostensibly determined
that if Mr. Magee is not a political corpse
he has at least had a bad stroke of paraly
sis, Senator Cameron has not given up the
case as hopeless. Mr. Magee went to Wash
ington this week on the senior Senator's in
vitation, and the latter has endeavored to
act as mediator between the triumphant
Matthew Stanley and the man who is so
often referred to as his fallen foe.
A gentleman who is spending bis second
session here and who has mingled more or
less in politics for a. much longer time, to
day asked the interesting question: "Have
you ever thought what would happen if
Quay should head an expedition in search of
Stanley or drop out of sight in some other
way? Why there would be chaos in Penn
sylvania politics. Now everybody looks to
him for direction. Then there would be no
one to look to. There wonld be endless
quarrels and combinations and the politi
cians would be in the dark half the time
while trying to solve vexed political prob
lems." "But who," was asked this prophet, "do
you think would at last bring order out of
"I think," was the emphatic reply, "that
the only man capable of doing so is Chris
Magee. Watch him; he's not dead yet"
Mr. Magee is now, I am informed, in
New York, but whether before his depart
ure from Washington Mr. Cameron suc
ceeded in restoring peace and thus provid
ing for harmony against the time the Legis
lature meets to' elect a United States Sena
tor to succeed him is yet an open question.
In this effort at reconciliation Mr. Cam
eron is not working exclusively in the in
terest of the contending statesmen or even
of the Republican party. The senior Sena
tor has permitted the -political heritage
turned over to him by his father to slip
from his grasp, until now the name of Cam
eron 13 little better than a political memory.
J. Donald Cameron is almost as de
pendent on the will of his junior col
league as though he had never held
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in
the hollow of his hand. He desires to
succeed himself in the United States Senate,
and since the true condition of affairs in the
political world impressed itself upon him
after the November election, he has paid
assiduous court to the man who forced him
from his place as the chief of his party in
the State, and wrested from him his politi
cal power.
His attentions to Mr. Quay have been
marked, and he has clearly shown that he
depends on the latter to send him back to
the United States Senate. No one can say
that Quay will do so. No one can say that
he will not. The time for the election is yet
far off, and many things may happen in the
meantime to change the whole political situ
Another prominent person who would
like to be United States Senator is the Gov
ernor of the State. General Beaver has
been very kind to Mr. Quay. He obligingly
appointed to a vacant Philadelphia Judge
ship a relative of the Beaver man who had
been one of his bitterest opponents, and has
in very many ways shown Mr. Quay that he
has unbounded confidence in his judgment
and advice. Whether this will count atjhe
proper time is considered in confidential
quarters more doubtful than the problem of
whether anything is likely to come of Mr.
Cameron's courting. The story that Gover
nor Beaver is likely to oppose Mr. Quay in
anything from now until after the Senato
rial election may be set down as more imag
inary than real, and the story that he and
Cameron are likely to combine with Magee
to down Quay may be placed alongside it
Senator Cameron and Governor Beaver
are rivals for the Beaver man's aflection,
and each is most likely to endeavor to out
do the otherthan to fight Besides, Beaver
has not been a Cameron favorite for a long
time because of a certain disavowal of the
Cameron collar which he made years ago.
It may be remembered that it was thought
particularly hard in some quarters that he
should have been defeated by Pattison oa
Cameron's account, while not a Cameron
Wharton Barker is another man men
tioned for United States Senator, on whom
Jlr. Quay has as yet cast no frown, andit is
said in no whispered tones that the light
ning may strite Hon. Thomas M. Bayne, of
Allegheny, if he is not careful.
That Mr. Delamater, of Meadville, is
Quay's candidate for Governor, has long
been talked in all corners of the State.
That Adjutant General Hastings has also
been looked on with a great dsfree of favor
by the same gentleman since his fine speech
in the Chicago convention, is not so gener
ally known. Gossip has it, however, that
General Hastings has drawn himself out of
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