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tising in THE DISPATCH.
Dr. Maharneke is Suspended by
Warden Wright After
an Awful Ordeal,
PAINFUL IN ITS PUBLICITY.
Another Shut-Out Fails, and
the Investigation Pro
ceeds in Fairness.
THBEE DRAMATIC STOEIES
With McPhillamy, Miller and Mrs.
Mair the )Yitnesses Pre-
Eminent in Disclosures.
BRIBERY THE MILDEST CHARGE,
For Miller Tells of Men He Believes Were
Killed by the Frison Punish
ment and Baths.
EVIDENCE WITH SO RECENT PAEALLEL
The prison investigation has reached
crisis. Dr. Maharneke is suspended. TliL
dramatic inquiry lasted from 3 P. si. jester,
day until after midnight. McPhillamy,
Miller, Mrs. Mair and others gave
startling testimony in some re
spects. The inspectors at first sought to
shut out several most essential visitors, but
reconsidered. The case goes on to-morrow.
Upon its issue depends Maharneke's re
storation to position or dismissal and prose
cution. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon there
was a gathering in the large room in the
hospital building of the "Western Peniten
tiary. It showed at once that some business
of great import was to be transacted. The
sequel showed this surmise to be correct,
and it showed much more, for it brought
out some most amazing testimony from con
vict or from freeman in regard to the
charges brought against Dr. Maharneke by
a convict, McPhillamy, in regard to cruelty,
bribery and general corruption.
The Board of Inspectors was gathered
about a large table, and directly facing
them was the unflinching convict prosecu
tor. Then the sweet-faced ladies of the
Visiting Board, and their lawyers em
ployed, and the scribbling reporters went to
make a most remarkable picture, and one
not to be easily forgotten.
There were dramatic situations also that
might well be written up for the stage, they
were so absolutely thrilling. Not the least
of these was the remarkable story of J. W.
Miller, an ex-convict reformed, ana to cap
it all, the quiet announcement, at the close,
that "Warden "Wright had suspended Ma
harneke, formed a climax that could not
have been worked up even by a master
hand, it was all so unexpected, yet, after all,
The Effort to Exclude.
Besides "Warden "Wright, there was a full
board present, composed of George A. Kelly,
President; James It. Reed, Secretary; John
S. Slagle, James McCutcheon and "W. L.
Trimble. Also the auxiliary to the State
Board of Charities, Mrs. Catherine Ondry,
Mrs. E. D. C. Mair, Mrs. F. L. Swift and
Mrs. E. Holden. There were present also
representatives of the daily papers, and
Stenographer Donnelly, by order ot "Warden
"Wright and President Kelly.
President George A. Kelly advanced to
the Hon. B. C. Christy, who was present as
nn attorney, and said:
"Mr. Christy, you are requested to leave
the room. There are others who wish to
come in, and we will not allow them."
Mr. Christy I am counsel for Mrs. Mair,
but I will go.
Mr. Kelly Mr. Turner, you also will be
obliged to leave.
Rev. J. B. Turner (to reporters) Gentle
men, you see they shut the rest of us out.
Mr. Turner is a son-in-law of Mrs. Mair,
and Mr. Christy was especially requested
bv the sweet-faced lady to be present as her
After some discussion it was agreed that
the Messrs. Christy and Turner be allowed
Mr. Slagle became involved in quite a
discussion with the ladies at this point as to
whether George I. Reid should be'admitted
to the hearing.
Mr. Slagle He is not a representative of
Mrs. F. L. Swift It seems to me that he
should be admitted, as, in my mind, he is
the only gentleman who is able in any way
to represent the prosecutor in this case
(McPhillamy), and he should be represented
Ilnd to Admit 11 1 m.
The discussion ceased and Mr. Slagle be
gan to confer with the rest of the board, and,
as a result, "Warden "Wright left the build
ing and soon re-entered with Mr. Reid, who
quietly took a seat beside Mrs. Mair, and
Mrs. Swift said she had demanded his pres
ence. Indeed, Mr. Reid had himself made such
s demand, and with a good showing, as the
following letter will clearly show:
PlTThBtJBG, Febrnarj- -5, 1SS9.
To Iloird or Inspectors of Riverside Penitentiary:
Gr.Mi.KMEX Realizing that it is virtually
impossible for James McPhillamy, a prisoner
who is closely watched, to prove his general
charges of cruelty and corruption against Dr.
B. B. Maharneke, because denied all means of
obtaining outside testimony, I hereby ask, as a
citizen, the right to prosecute the charges
made by McPhillamy, or otherwise to act as a
co-prosecutor in the case. I assert I can pro
duce ample snorn testimony of free men to
snttain the said charges. These men I havo
within easy reach, and can produco at a mo
You have asked for testimony against Dr.
JIaharneke. yet you hare not asked witnesses,
whose names I gave you at the last meeting, to
attend at this meeting two hours before tb I
time for the resumption of this investiga
tion. I have understood, from newspaper inter
views with some of you, particularly Mr.
George A. Kelly, that you want evidence
brought forward. It is here. As I know what
the people can testify to, 1 ask that I be per
mitted to examine them and to draw out all
they know about the matter in hand.
Mr. Kelly has curtly told me that "when he
wanted me he would send for me." I have not
been sent for; but am here, to substantiate
these charges, if you tcant them subttantiatcd.
George L Reid.
A sensation was created here by the en
trance of a large, broad-shouldered, hand
some man, with a long, flowing mustache
and mild, brown eyes. It was James Mc
Phillamy, and he wore the queer stripe of
the convict He sat down, and unflinching
ly faced the full board sitting just opposite
across the table.
Then another gentleman came briskly in
and sat back of the board. It was the
"Little Dutch Doctor."
Mr. Kelly The board has convened to-day to
continue the. investigation against Dr. Mahar
neke. "While the board considers itself proper
to continue the investigation, owing to the
wide publicity that has been given to the
charges, wo have deviated from our rule and
allowed reporters to be present. Tho board
has been anxious to ferret out all in this mat
ter, and no one will deny that who knows any
member of the board. Wo also have present
Mr. James B. Scott and Mr. Sawyer, members
of the State Board of Charities.
Sir. Scott Mr. Chairman, would you please
order the charges read?
Mr. AVright then read tho demand from
Maharneke. but Mr. Scott objected. "Mr.
Chairman," said he, "I want to hear the charges
Mr. Slagle As I understand the case
Mr. Scott What are tho charges, and by
"McPhillamy Mr. Reld has them.
Mr. Kelly The board has thought it proper
to proceed with an informal Investigation.
Mr. Scott Are we then to proceed in a loose
way? "What aro we here for, and what are tho
charges? Ho emphasized his words by tap
ping the table.
Mr. Kelly "We propose to go on as wo
Mr. Scott I am hero to find whether and why
this man is guilty or innocent. McPhillamy is
here as a witness, fanning is ail right as a
witness. If there are no charges, you must
wait until someone makes the charges defin
itely. If nothing definite, let this court ad
journ until to-morrow. I am ready and willing
to proceed; but I don't want to listen to gutter
Mr. Kelly It has been our custom heretofore
to listen to charges without reference to any
legal form. Tho charges are thoso of bribery
and of other matters.
Mr. Scott Read then, please
Mr. Kelly I don't suppose we can wait for
any formal charges. Mr. McPhillamy, have
you read the testimony given in a former in
vestigation in the Sunday issue of TheDis-
McPhillamy No, sir.
Warden Wright then read the charges, as
printed, that McPhillamy had been transferred
to the hospital from a sick cell, and that Ma
harneke had asked him for 525: that he gave it
to him, and how he fumbled with a dictionary
in order to conceal it. Then he spoke of his
conversation in regard to escape, and of how
the doctor promised his assistance to escape.
A Natural Contrast.
During this reading Maharneke sat uneasily
in his chair, and smiled bitterly when some
telling points were reached. McPhillamy, on
the contrary, nodded bis head at these very
points, or murmured his approval, especially
where he had given Maharneke $200 or other
moneys, and all this time McPhillamy never
moved a niusclo of his impenetrable, calm
face, in direct contrast to the excitable Ma
harneke. Tn order to gctt the specific
charges, almost the entire testimony of the
former hearing was gone over.
Mr.Kclly then asked Met" hillamy if his former
statements were correct, and he said they were,
and ho had no other evidence to give on this
Mr. Scott As I understand, McPhillamy
makes three charges against Maharneke: Aid
ing prisoners to escape, general cruelty to tho
prisoners, and extorting money.
Mr. Kelly then asked McPhillamy to produce
his witnesses, and he said: "Dean, one of the
keepers, and Deputy Warden McKean."
Mr. Kelly What do you propose to prove?
McPhillamy The deputy will show that on
Monday forenoon he saw the Doctor at my cell ;
also by prisoner 7,469.
McPhillamy was then sharply questioned by
Mr. Kelly as to whether the doctor ever came
to his cell before, and ho answered, "Occasion
ally, when I was sick."
Keeper Joseph A Dean was then called as
the first witness, and the littlo party gathered
closer, that one word might not be lost. Mr.
Kelly then said the law on the subject should
be read, which was duly done by the warden.
Mr. Dean was sworn by Mr. Kelly, who is com
petent to administer the oath.
Tho Keeper Story.
Mr. Dean then, under oath, said his occupa
tion was in the hall, or cell house. He bad
been here ten years and examined by Mr.
McPhillamy asked him if he remembered the
occurrence when he had called him in in order
to have witnesses.
Dean You asked me to come in the cell.
McPhillamy And I told you the doctor had
beaten me out of several hundred dollars, and I
told you all about tho transaction.
Dean Yes, sir.
Mr. Kelly Please tell that conversation.
Dean I don't just remember the amount.
He stated some amount over 200 I believe.
He said the doctor had beaten him out of the
Kelly Did you report that statement?
Dean I told the warden of it afterward last
week, I believe.
Kelly Why did yon not report it sooner?
Dean I Baw the warden talking to McPhil
lamy, and it seemed to be generally known. Of
course we are expected to report such things
to the warden or deputy. I did not agree to go
into McPhillamy's cell, because I did not think
Kelly Why wasn't it proper?
Dean In my experience I did not consider it
McPhillamy Do you remember seeing tho
doctor at my cell?
Dean Yes, sometime in January.
McPhillamy Was it thedayafter I had been
out to see the warden?
Dean 1 don't remember. The presence of
the doctor at his cell would not have arrested
my attention, as he has a right to go to any
Ills Frequent Calls.
Kelly Does he go the cells frequently?
Dean "ies; I tell him patients are ill many
times. Yes, I have probably told him McPhil
lamy was sick.
Scott Are you personally cognizant of any
of the facts in McPhillamy's story?
Dean The story is only as I received it from
him. I have no other evidence but his word.
I accepted his statement, but did not think it
necessary to repeat every word I heard.
Kelly Would the doctor's presence be extra
ordinary? Dean No, sir. When McPhillamy asked me
to go in the cell I think be wanted me to con
ceal myself. 1 wasn't afraid of the prisoner,
but didn't think it proper to do so. I did not
report it because I tbonght the warden knew
it, as almost everyone knew it.
Mrs. Mair You thoucht it was generally
known. Was it the subject of common conver
sation? Dean It was generally known. It becamo
well circulated. It was made so by McPhillamy
himself at first. I don't know who else he told.
Slagle Was it circulated among the officers?
Dean Yes. they knew of it.
Mr. Dean answered every qnestion calmly
and in a very straightforward, cool manner.
II. S. McKean. deputy warden, was then
sworn and said ho had been connected with tho
penitentiary for 24 years and deputy warden
since 1So3. His duties were only those of a
deputy warden on the inside.
McPhillamy Do you remember the day the
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doctor came to my cell and held a long conver
sation? McKean I do not
McPhillamy That's all.
Warden Wright Did I not suggest that you
learn about this money business and what it
McKean One theory was that tho money
was sent outside and lost
Wright Yes, it has been a question to ascer
tain what became of the money. One ideals
that it was lost on bets.
Scott What money do you mean?
McKean The supposed money Maharneke is
supposed to have got Ineversaw McPhillamy
have any money. ies, we tried to find how
the money went out though we don't know if
the money came in.
The Warden's Story.
Warden Wright at his own request was then
sworn as a witness, and said he had been
warden 20 years last Sunday. Ho said: "I de
sire to make a statement, in justice to my con
fidential officer, who is apt to get mixed. I
have a letter here that I received January 2,
which made me bclievo the-e was money in
the prison. The prisoner McPhillamy is a great
Democrat, and ho lost his money, and my
theory is ho became indignant, and invented
McPhillamy That is you theory.
Mr. Kelly Here!
Warden Wright Yes, it is my theory.
McPhillamy Did I not tell you I asked Mr.
Dean to come into my cell?
Warden Wright Yes, I think you said so.
McPhillamy Then, didn't you fly off and ask
me how much money Mr. Dean had, and didnt
I drop the conversation richt there?
Wright I became a littlo ruffled at your
charge against the doctor.
McPhillamy Did you learn whero I bet
Wright You told mo you lost $13.
McKean, recalled, said he knew nothing at
all except what he had heard from others. He
was not aware of any betting going on during
the election. Heard officers talking, but did
not know if any bets were placed. The first he
knew of the charges against Maharneke was
Kelly That's all.
McPhillamy Excuse me, did you not como
to my cell the night I saw tho warden and ask
me what the trouble was?
McKean Yes, I did. You said tho warden
had tried to get it out of you, but you wouldn't
give it up, but would wait awhile longer. I
did not know until that evening the gentlemen
were here that Dr. Maharneko was interested.
McPhillamy Was there an agreement be
tween Mr. Reed, yourself and mo that there
was to be nothing said until I would seo if I
could get the money from the Doctor?
Warden Wright hesitated (for several
minutes, then said: "I am notj positive of
that. 1 was looking for the monqr for somo
weeks before that." ',
McPhillamy I never told you.
AVright I heard it from other sources.
An excited little conversation turn ran aDout
tha room, with the result that ad opinion was
expressed that McPhillamy had scpred a point.
Prisoner 7465. i
John W. Wright, prisoner 7465, said ho had'
been here for five years. I
McPhillamy Do you remembok the daj
after I went out, that I called people's atten
tion to Dr. Maharneke calling at mf cell?
Answer Yes; you asked me to tdl an officer,
but I said it was not necessary, &nd Dcpiiy
Warden McKeano and Dean both saw tm
Kelly Would you consider it suspicious to
sec the doctor at a prisoner's cell? '
A Not unless he acted as ho did at
Jim's cell. He was moving around and gfiall
whitewash. If I had seen him acting thatway
at any man's cell I would havo considerd it
suspicious. Ho shoved in his hands ant out
Maharneke Aro you not good friendwith
Answer Yes, I am. I stop at his cell ace a
day. I havo to do that. I stop at his cclfonr
or five times a day. f
Maharneke Did you ever carry notcsfrom
McPhillamy toother cells tt? j -
Answer I refuse to answer. '
Wright You, gentlemen, havo a rlit to
order that no punishment shall follow, j
This was so ordered by the board, ah tho
pale young prisoner turned still paler is ho
said he carried notes no more for him thin for
Mr. Sawyer How often have yon orried
notes for him in the last three months?
A I never carried them before Dcem
ber 26. I can't say how many, but I haw car
ried more for other men than I did forhm. I
fixed the date because Dr. Rankin hid mo
locked up on the 16th, and he let me out b the
26th. I carried the notes to Fanning, al but
one, I believe, and that I took to Jim's partner.
I never carried a note from McPhillanyto
Kelly Did you carry any notes to prsons
who would take them outside?
Prisoner I won't answer.
Kelly I understand there will be no pinish
ment Prisoner Pve been promised that befoie.
Scott Mr. President I wish you wourl not
push that question. He has answered, I bink,
straight and fair, as far as our purpose) are
A Queer Proceeding.
Mr. Sawyer When the doctor was tefore
McPhillamy's cell gesticulating how loig did
A I should say from a half to three-quirters
of an hour. 1 called Dean's attention to it.
The doctor was gesticulating first witu one
hand, then the other, and I thought the must
be quarreling, they were so excited. Yes, I
havo seen the doctor excited before. It is a
common occurrence to see him excited.
McPhillamy Did you not take a noto from
me to Auchenbaugh, No. 061, and did he not
open and read it?
A I remember of him and you having some
words, and Frank mumbled something about
giving it to the warden.
The prisoner, after leaving the stind, re
turned to say he did remember carrying the
certain note that McPhillamy mentioned. He
said, amid a general laugh, he had carried so
many. McPhillamy, in answer to a question,
said he had received money at various times,
$204 being the largest, and he swore he had
given Dr. Maharneke S305.
Mr. Sawyer wanted to know how they got the
money, but McPhillamy said he didn't care to
tell just how.
Mr. Kelly asked a question, and McPhillamy
auswered that he could get the money in spite
of any guards.
Kelly Was there any relaxation of vigilance?
McPhillamy He was looking right at me
when I got tho money, but he did not see it
Wright I want to get this note read, so I
askedlthe ladies to leave.
McPhillamy That note has nothing to do
Wright It has. It is a very vulgar note,
and it bears upon the fact that he accuses
Frank of having got some money from him.
Scott-We musfcremember we are hearing
McPhillamy's side of the case.
This was agreed to, and, at McPhillamy's re
quest No. S10S was 'called, in order to sub
stantiate ljis charge of cruelty.
What Slaltcry Said.
Edward Slatterly, a clean-shaven young fel
low, then was sworn, and said he had been an
inmate for nearly three years.
In answer to McPhillamy, he said he had
been in the hospital; saw the battery put on
until the men bled at the mouth and nose, and
saw Dr. Maharneke pull a man's hair in the hos
pital, and saw him hit men in the houpital with
a strap with a buckle on,
McPhillamy I do not know what the man
knows: but he stopped at my cell and said I
could subpoena him. Frank Onchenbach pre
pared medicine when I was there. I saw Dr.
Maharneke wrap up several bottles, and take
Scott How manycases of cruelty on the part
of the doctor have you seen?
Answer I have seen half a dozen. He struck
them with his fist. I saw him hit two or three
men with his fist when they would not submit
to the battery. If they objected he would kick
Scott What was tho object?
A Dr. Maharneko said it was his way
of bringing them to terms. He would put it
down their throat, on the face, nose or cheeks,
or down the back of their necks. I understood
Continued on Sixth Page.
PITTSBURG, "WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1889.
QUEEN OF OUTLAWS.
Romantic Career of Belle Starr, tho
Border Bandits' Sovereign.
A TERROR TO THE OFFICERS.
Dashing Mustang Eider, Crack Shot, Fear
less and Eevengefnl,
SHE ALWAYS ATTRACTED ATTENTION.
Three limes Harried to Outlaw Chiefs, She Died as
Ebo Had Lived.
A criminal romance of interest had "The
End" written on it at the death of Belle
Starr, the leader of the border outlaws.
Love of wild life and adventure swayed
this pretty, graceful female from a career of
peaceful homelike womanhood, and she be
came as dashing a bandit as any of the three
famous men whom she called husband dur
ing her life. A crack shot with the rifle
and a daring horsewoman, she held her own
with the members of the Jesse James and
Younger boys bands.
rSPECXIL TELEGBAJI TO THE DISPATCn.1
Eaufala, Ind. T., February 5. Belle
Starr, the leader of border outlaws, was
killed here last "Wednesday. The particu
lars of her death are not known, but it is
supposed that she was shot by deputy
marshals, while resisting arrest, or that one
of her ruffianly companions cut her down
during a drunken orgie.
Belle Starr was the most remarkable
woman who ever figured in the history of
border outlawry. Married in girlhood to a
dashing Captain of Quantrell's cutthroat
band, and associated all her life with
bandits, she became a governing power on
the border that made her a terror to officers.
She was naturally pretty and graceful, and
in her womanhood she became a dashing
mustang rider and a crack shot with the
rifle or revolver.
For the past 12 years Belle Starr has lived
at Younger's Bend, near this place. The
house was all this time the headquarters of
tbe most desperate criminals. Jesse James
spent six weeks there while officers were on
his trail. Beside looking after the needs of
the outlaws, Belle Starr often took part in
many of the famous raids in which the
James and Younger boys were famous.
CHARGED 'WITH HORSE STEALING.
About two years ago Belle was in Fort
Smith, Ark., to answer to indictments
charging her with stealing the notorious
John Middleton's mare, after he was
drowned in the Prateau river, and robbing
old man Farrell and his three sons, near the
northern border ol the Choctaw Nation. It
was charged that she was disguised in male
attire when she committed this robbery.
Belle had her cases continued for a month
and returned to her famous home on the
Canadian river. Before she left Fort Smith,
however, she bought two double-acting re
volvers, which she alterward called her
Belle always dressed gaudily, and where
over she went her dashing appearance in
the saddle attracted much attention. A
broad brimmed white hat such as is worn by-
cowboys, and feathers, revolvers and Mexi
can gewgaws were never left behind when
she went out on an expedition. Belle never
courted notoriety, and had a holy horror for
reporters, whom she claimed had often mis
After Quantrell's murderers surrendered,
Belle, who was then about 18 years of age,
fell in love with Cole Younger, who was
oue of the most daring of all the guerrillas,
and though her father objected to the court
ship, she ran away with the desperado, and
was married to him on horseback. John
Fisher, a famous Texas stage robber, held
her horse while the ceremony was per
formed. SEPARATED BY STRATAGEM.
Less than six months after the marriage
Younger became mixed up in a gun fight
which ended in four men losing their lives,
and he had to run away to Missouri, leaving
his bride behind in Texas. She prepared to
follow him, but her father sent her a. mess
age to the effect that her mother was dan
Belle returned home as quickly as her
horse could carry her, and found that her
mother had not been ill. She made prepar
ations to rejoin her lover, but her lather,
who was violently opposed to the union,
thrust her into a closet and kept her in close
confinement for two weeks. He then gave
her the choice of attending a small school in
Parker county or a seminary in San An
tonio. She chose the former.
Cole Younger returned to Texas while his
bride was still pursuing her studies in the
schoolhouee, and learning of her where
abouts, put spurs to his horse and dashed
away into the school district Belle, by this
time, had lost much of her love tor the good
looking outlaw, and when they met she re
fused to accompany him, but Younger was
so persistent in his attentions that the girl
finally consented to run away with him
again. Borrowing a horse from a young
man at the school, one day, she mounted the
animal and rode away to join Younger and
his companions, who were waiting to escort
her out to Texas. The party consisted of
Jesse James, Frank James and Bob
NOT ALLOWED TO REFORM.
Cole Younger bought a farm in Missouri
and tried to lead a better life. He loved
his girl wife as passionately as a man of his
nature could love anybody, but his ene
mies, who were all about him, wouldn't let
him live in peace. One day a posse killed
Cole's 17-year-old brother while he was re
turning to his father's farm from Sedalia.
As soon as the news of the tragedy reached
the Younger farm Cole set out to wreak
vengeance. He killed four of the assassins
in as many weeks, and wounded five others.
He then joined Jesse James and partici
pated in all the great crimes of that famous
band until he was shot, which was unex
pected, while attempting to rob the North
field, Minn., bank. Hewas then captured
and is now serving a life sentence in the
Belle Starr was true to Cole until the iron
gates of the prison closed behind him. She
spent a large amount of money for his de
fense, and accompanied him to Stillwater,
heavily armed, in the vain hope that she
might effect his escape. Failing in this,
she returned to the border to resume the ca
reer which her husband tried in vain to
shun. She spent most of her time among
the Indians and finally married a worthless
fellow named Jim Starr, who was shot down
by her side about two years ago. Belle, in
later years, always declared that she was a
friend of any dashing outlaw, but that she
had no use lor sneaking, cowardly thieves.
A Disastrous Mining Convulsion.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DI8PATCH.1
Scranton, February 5. The entire
mountain west of Carbondale is disturbed
by a great cave-in at the White Bridge
mine. It is the most disastrous mining con
vulsion that has ever occurred in this
Ilrngglns Sentenced for Eight Years.
Cleveland, February 5. F. H. Brag
gins, a late Chairman of the Cayahoga
county Republican Central Committee, was
sentenced to eight years in the penitentiary
to-day for forgery.
THE EIPPEB MOVES.
VVhitecunpel's Murderer Believed lo bo In
Central America Six Mutilated
Bodies of Women Found lu
Managua in Ten
SPECIAL TELEORAM TO Till DISPATCn.l
Managua, Nicaragua, January 24.
Either Jack, the Ripper, of "Whitechapel,
has emigrated from the scene of his ghastly
murders, or he has found one or more imi
tators in this part of Central America. The
people have been greatly aroused by six of
the most atrocious murders ever committed
within the limits of this city. The mur
derer or murderers have vanished as quickly
'as" Jack the Hipper, and have left no traces
All of the victims were women of the
character who met their fate at the hands of
the London murderer. Like these women
of Whitechapel, they were womerl who had
sunk to the lowest degradations of their
calling. They had been found murdered
just as mysteriously, and the evidences
point to almost identical methods. Two
were found butchered out of all recognition.
Even their faces were most horriblyslashed,
and as in the cases of all the others, their
persons were frightfullydisfigured. There is
no donbt but that a sharp instrument, vio
lently but dexterously used, was the weapon
that sent the poor creatures out of the
Like Jack the Ripper's victims, they
have been found in out-of-the-way places,
three of them in the suburbs of the town
and the others in dark alleys and corners.
Two of the victims were found with gaudy
jewelry, and from this it is urged that the
mysterious murderer has not committed the
crimes for robbery. In the case of the other
four a few coins were found on their per
sons, representing, no doubt,the prospective
consideration irom the murderer ot murder
ers. All of the victims were in the last
stages of shabbiness and besottedness. . In
fact, in almost every detail, the crimes and
the characteristics are identical with the
All of tho murders occurred in less than
ten days, and as yet the perpetrator or per
petrators have not been apprehended. Every
effort is being made to bring him or them to
justice. The authorities have been stimu
lated in their efforts bv the statement,
which seems to be generally accepted, that
Jack the Hipper, must have emigrated to
Central America and selected this eity for
his temporary abode.
TVIND0J1 AND BUSK SLATED.
They aro Thought to bo Reasonably Suro
of Their Respective Plums.
Indianapolis, February 5. So far as
can be learned here, "Windom, for the
Treasurv, seems to be a fixed fact. That he
has been, or will be, tendered trie place is
accepted on all sides. There is a diversity
of opinion as to the advisability of such an
appointment, but, on the whole, the senti
ment among Republicans here seems to
favor it On the other Cabinet places noth
ing new developed, and, while it can be
traced to no certain source, all agree in the
opinion that Rusk will be the next Secretary
of War. There was a rumor this evening
that word had been received from Mr. Blaine
that he would not accept the State depart
ment, but it could not be verified. On the
strength of the rumor there was consider
able discussion as to who wonld get that
place, and it is the general belief that,
should he finally decline, Evarts would be
the choice of General Harrison.
Colonel John V. Mosby arrived this even
ing and called on the General. Ho is a
relative, his grandmother being an own
cousin of General William Henry Harri
son. As to the South, he thinks a Cabinet
officer in that section would greatly
strengthen the Republican party, and
while he would not say he is opposed to
Mahone, he certainly does not favor him as
the one who should go into the Cabinet.
GATHERING FOE A GOOD CHAT.
Senator Miller In Washington, and 1'latt and
New Expected Also.
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"Washington, February 5. The pres
ence of ex-Senator Warner Miller, of New
York, in the city, and the rumored arrange
ment for the meeting here to-day of Hons.
Thomas C. Piatt aud John C. New, have
set the Cabinet makers all agog again, and
there is no end to the stories that are being
sent out to the public, all of them manu
factured to suit the peculiar fancy of the in
ventor. Mr. Miller is the gnest of Senator
Palmer, Chairman of the Committee on Ag
riculture of the Senate, and this is urged to
mean that Miller is a candidate for the posi
tion of Secretary of Agriculture, and that
Palmer is to press him for that place with
all his might. But as Palmer and Mil
ler were close friends while the latter
was in the Senate, it is probable that
that is the sole explanation of his lodging
with the genial Michigander, though he is
probably here to talk over the Cabinet situ
tion. Neither Piatt nor New has as yet ar
rived, though they are both expected, and
it is possible that something substantial
may be the outcome of the meeting.
WOMAN SDFFEAGISTS AT W0EK.
Their Advocates In tbe Sennte Allowing No
Grass to Grow Under Their Feet.
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Washington, February C There are
27 United States Senators who ore in favor
of woman's suffrage. Senator Hoar is at
present busily engaged in circulating a pa
per in the chamber asking the signatures of
these gentlemen to a recommendation to the
Committee on Territories that the women
be represented in the convention that will
be called in Washington Territory to pass
upon the Statehood Constitution. Women
suffrage existed for a time in Washington
Territory, but they were recently disfran
chised aud are now desirous of taking part
in the movement for converting the Terri
tory into a State.
The leaders in the Senatorial movement
in favor of the women are Senators Hoar,
Palmer, Blair, Dolpb, Brown and Black
burn. If their movement to secure rep
resentation in the convention succeeds, it
will be in the shape of an amendment to
the omnibus bill now being considered on
the Committee on Territories.
PLAYING POKES IN PEIS0N.
Tinker, the Condemned Murderer, Lost Ills
Money and Is Kicking.
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Wheeling, -February C To-day Van
B. Baker, the man convicted of the murder
of his wife and mother-in-law in Hancock
county and in jail heie for safe keeping,
sent for an officer and wanted Rich For
sythe, a well-known crook, arrested for
robbing him of 522 last night. The funny
part of it is that Forsythe is in jail for
Last night he and Baker played poker
and Forsythe won all Baker's money. The
latter claims the cards were marked.
Baker has been allowed to remain in the
corrider and act as turnkey. When the of
ficer refused to make thearrest Baker said
he would kill Forsythe if. the money was
not returned by this evening.
Aincricnn News From Europe.
London, February 6. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Chronicle says he under
stands that tbe United States Government
has consented that the Samoan conference
be continued in Berlin.
A LACE OF HAKM0NY
The Chief Feature of the Prohibition
Conference at Harnsburg.
THIRD PARTY PEOPLE SNUBBED
And Treated-Very Cavalierly by the Amend
ADVANCES MADE F0I1 WOKE TOGETHER.
A Fall and Complete Understanding Considered Neces
sary for Success.
Harmony was decidedly lacking at the
conference held by prohibition people at
Harrisburg yesterday. One of the party
Prohibitionists present went so far as to de
clare that the Constitutional amendment
would lose 10,000 votes ou account ot the
stand taken by his friends. A committee
was appointed to negotiate with the Con
stitutional Amendment Association for a
joint meeting in order to formulate plans to
'SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Haerisdueo, February 5. There was a
decided lack of harmony in the proceedings
of the prohibition conference, held in this
city to-day, under the auspices of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Prohibition party
of Pennsylvania. The call for the meeting
was issued by A. A. Stevens, who is Acting
Chairman ot the committee because of the
indisposition of Chairman Barker, and he
was the subject of much criticism for having
assumed a responsibility which, it was
claimed by several persons in the confer
ence, would militate against the success of
the prohibitory amendment.
The party Prohibitionists were in a com
promising mood, and elected John Shall
cross, Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of
lemperance, President ot the conference.
Mr. Shallcross made a pointed and discreet
speech, in which he strongly urged the im
portance of co-operation between the various
temperance organizations in pushing the
amendment to the front, because of tbe
desperate contest impending. If harmony
was not secured the cause of prohibition
put in jeopardy.
Neither side of this great moral question
was sanguine as to the result, which would
be determined by the mistakes of either the
friends of the amendment or its enemies.
Charles F. Steel, Grand Secretary of the
Good Templars, and Clarence J. Redding,
Secretary of the Prohibition Executive Com
mittee, were chosen secretaries.
A. H. Leslie, of Pittsburg, suggested the
appointment of a committee to adopt a plan
of campaign, to be submitted to the Confer
ence for its consideration. This suggestion
was followed by the introduction by Acting
Chairman Stevens of a resolution which was
adopted, giving it as the sense of the Con
ference that there should be a complete
union of all persons, associations and unions
favorable to tho adoption of the Constitu
tional amendment, regardless of partisan,
sectarian or other possible conflicting in
terests. judge black's views stated.
Luther S. Kauffmau, who represented
Judge Black, President of the State Tem
perance Union, stated that the veteran Pro
hibitionist was unable to be present on ac
count of ill health, and suggested that the
conference fix on the 22d of February as the
time for the meeting of a convention to fur
th the interests of the prohibition cause.
Juuge Black had suggested this day in a
largenumber of letters written to prominent
Prohibitionists in the State, and favorable
responses had been received from all who
answered the communication, except John
Fulton, President of the Constitutional
Amendment Association, who showed no
disposition to co-operate with the Prohibi
tion party in the battle against the legalized
traffic of intoxicants. Fulton's reply, he
said, indicated that his associates were the
fathers and mothers of prohibition. Any
alliance with the Constitutional Amend
ment Association .was discouraged in view
ot the treatment J uuge is lack had received
at the hands ot its president.
Mr. Kauffman wonld have had read a let
ter to show the uncompromising spirit of
Mr. Fulton, but in the interest of harmony
its contents were suppressed, only to be
made public at another stage of the pro
ceedings. mistakes must be avoided.
J. R. Johnson, of Pittsburg, a member of
the third party, favored co-operation with
the Amendment Association and Women's
Christian Temperance Union at the pro
posed convention on the 10th instant, and
ex-Representative Stubbs, of the Good
Templars, took a similar position. As these
organizations had induced the Legislature,
by their efficient work, to submit the amend
ment to a vote of the people, no mistakes
should be made at the conference, as it
might result in great harm to the cause. In
this county (Chester) there would be 10,000
majority in favor of the amendment if the
campaign were discreetly conducted, or
2,000 against it if serious mistakes were
made by the temperance people. A conten
tion between Philadelphians and Pitts
burgers eight years ago in this city was
mentioned as showing the danger of quar
rels, when the campaign in the interest of
Constitutional prohibition was abandoned
on account of the unseemly wrangle. With
out the assistance of the Amendment Asso
ciation and the Women's'Christian Temper
ance Union, the cause could not triumph.
Rev. Sayres, Chaplain of the Grand Army
of the Republic, and Captain Irish, ot New
Castle, thought there was entirely too much
sensitiveness among the friends of the pro
a brisk breeze springs up.
Rev. Stephens, of Mechanicsburg, caused
a decided breeze by reflecting on the good
sense of Acting Chairman Stevens in is
suing a call under the auspices of the Pro
hibition party for this conference. The call
of the Amendment Association was broad
enough to enable all friends of the cause to
respond favorably to it.
Acting Chairman Stevens, with apparent
deep emotion, regretted that he should be
blamed for the course he had taken. This
was not the place to discuss the expediency
of his action, which was due entirely to a
desire to advance the interests of the amend
ment. The enemy was in front, and he was
surprised to see men marching under the
banner of prohibition listening to the whis
perings of enemies of the amendment. .He
should have been glad to attend a confer
ence called either by Quay or Brice, if the
purpose was to advance the interests of the
abolition of the liquor traffic. His course
had been commended by many prominent
friends of prohibition, because his call con
templated a meeting of representatives from
all the temperance organizations of the
partisan references excluded.
Rev. Ziegler, of Mechanicsburg, greatly
excited the third party by intimating that
as that organization had attempted the de
feat of the party which had submitted the
amendment to tho people, its prominent
participation in the impending campaign
was of doubtful propriety. Party Prohibi
tionists all over the place of meeting indig
nantly arose and called the minister to
order for his reflections, when the Chair in
formed him that he must cease to make any
further partisan references. Rev. Ziegler
then caused much merriment by stating that
he would obey the command of the Chair
man of the conference, but there was great
force in the remarks he made, anyway. -
After the appointment of a committee to
formulate a plan of campaign, the confer
ence found it prudent to adjourn for dinner,
bnt the afternoon sessiou'was no improve
ment on the morning session. In fact, there
was a greater freedom of Bpeech, caused by
the representatives of several temperance.or
ganizations and churches trying to crowd
out the party Prohibitionists. The efforts
of these people were generally directed to
ward an apparent concerted movement to
prevent the Prohibition party from having
any part in the contest for the adoption of
the amendment to give 'the Constitutional
Amendment Association and the Women's
Christian Temperance Union a monopoly of
the plan of campaign.
The committee appointed to adopt a plan
of campaign submitted a report providing
for the appointment of a committee of one
from each organization represented, to at
tempt negotiations with the Constitntional
Amendment Association, with a view of
meeting together. A substitute was offered
looking toward a joint convention on the
day fixed by the Amendment Association,
and an acrimonious discussion followed.
Acting Chairman Stevens and others did
not see how they could ask to be committed
into a convention in which they were not
wanted. He was finally goaded to read the
letter written by Mr. Fulton, which was the
cause of much of the bitter feeling shown at
the conference. Following is the objection
able paragraph in the communication:
Wo will hold our convention on the 19tb,
without fail. We intend to shape out a cen
tral committee to manage the canvass, and will
be glad to have meet with us all ft ho believe in
Constitutional prohibition by tho non-partisan
method. As to tho third party, wo will have
nothing whatever to do with them, and it may
bo as well understood now as at any time, that
as long as they maintain their Independent and
antagonistic political attitude we can have no
affiliation with them whatovcr.
Every one of the men who had been
fighting the party Prohibitionists all day
was obliged to criticise Mr. Fulton for his
alleged unbecoming conduct, but the read
ing of the letter did not stop the fight
against the party Prohibitionists, whom it
-was sought to exclude from all committees
as representatives of the organization.
A change of date wanted.
A resolution was finally adopted substan
tially similar to that reported by tbe com
mittee appointed at the morning session,
and Acting Chairman Stevens had T. W.
Murray placed on it as the representative of
the Prohibition party of Pennsylvania,
while Mr. Stevens was-made the representa
tive of the Young Men's Prohibition League
of the State. Tbe other members of the
committee, which is to try and have the Con
stitutional Amendment Association change
its date for its convention, because it would
fall on election day, and select
a time satisfactory to all parties,
are Rev. Walter Calley, of the
Baptist Association, Philadelphia; Luther
& Kauffman, State Temperance Union;
Miss Matilda Hyndman, Women's Christian
Temperance Union; John Shallcross, Sons
of Temperance; Theodore K. Stubbs, Good
Templars: Ministerial Association, of this
city, S. C. Swallows; Philadelphia Metho
dist Conferencej J. W. Sayers; Murphy
Temperance Union, A. H. Leslie. This
committee appointed a sub-committee to do
the necessary work. Very few persons who
participated in the conference are satisfied
A party Prohibitionist said after the con
ference that the amendment would lose 10,
000 votes because his friends took such a
prominent part in it.
TVAEEING LABOB MEN.
Miners and Operators Meet la Convention
at Indlannpolls A Struggle Betweea
the Union and K. of I
A Reduction Probable.
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Indianapolis, February 5. Forty-five
representatives of the National Progressive
Union, an organization which has taken
the place of the Federation of Miners and
Mine Laborers, together with a number of
members of the Miners' District Assembly,
No. 135, K. of L., are In session here, en
deavoring to adjust various differences
between employers and employes. The old
troubles are up again. The representatives
ot the Knights of Labor are endeavoring
to discourage the miners from going into
the new organization, but thejr work here
has been unsuccessful here, as there is a de
cided sentiment in favor of the union, in
stead of relying on the aid or protection
that would be afforded by mixed assemblies
ot the K. of L.
The mine operators held a preliminary
meeting this afternoon to determine some
questions affecting themselves exclusively,
and it was decided by those who are com
pelled to ship by rail that they could not
agree to enter into any arrangements with
those of their competitors in Pennsylvania
and Southern Indiana who reach their mar
kets by water transportation. The fight was
carried into the'inioii, but at midnight had
not been determined.
There will be a readjustment of the scale
of wages before adjournment, and possiblya
reduction. According to tho Hocking Val
ley scale the winter rate is 70 cents and the
summer rate Gj cents a ton. Probably 67)4
cents as a compromise for the year round
will be adopted.
AN TJNFOETDNATE MISTAKE.
The Dody of a Plttsburgcr Is Nearly Buried
in Potter's Field.
New York, February 5. By a mixing
of bodies at the morgue the body ot Editor
Gustave A. F. Friedericks, of the Pitts
burg Volksblatt, was taken from Bellevae
Hospital to Hart's Island to-day for inter
ment in potter's field. It was only by active
work of the friends of the dead editor and
by telegraphing to tbe island that the burial
there was prevented.
Mr. Friedericks was a prominent German
ot Pittsburg. He had been under treatm ent
at Bellevue Hospital for Bright's disease,
and died there Sunday. The members of
Lincoln Company branch in this city of the
Schuctzen Bund, of which Mr. Friedericks
was a member, bad made arrangement at
the hospital to take charge of the funeral
to-day. When the undertaker called at the
hospital he learned that the body had been
taken in the city's steamer to be buried in
potter's field. The mistake rendered it
necessary to postpone the funeral until to
morrow. MRS. HARRISON LEAVES NEW YORK.
The Shopping Over, the President-Elect's
Wlfo Starts for IJoinc.
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New York, February S. Mrs. Benja
min Harrison and her daughter, Mrs. Mc
Kce, left for Indianapolis at 7 o'clock to
night on the special tram from the Penn
sylvania depot in Jersey City. She re
mained in Whitelaw Rcid's house until
5:30 o'clock this afternoon, entertaining
callers; then she and her daughter drove to
the station, accompanied by Mr. Reid and
Mr. Russell Harrison. Mr. Reid gave a
supper in honor of Mrs. Harrison on Mon
day night at his house, and Mr. Russell
Harrison and Mr. W. J. Arkell were among
The Governor of Montana Territory has
appointed Russell Harrison, the son of the
President-elect, a commissioner to the cen
tennial celebration here as a resident of
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WHERE HIS CHURCH STANDS
Catholics Can Tote as They Please on
ABSOLUTE PROHIBITION NOT FAVORED .
Wlint Archbishop and Cardinal Say Not m.
Mortal Sin to Drink a Glass of Liquor
Social Customs' Working Great Evil
Where Reform Is Needed High hi'
ceaso Indorsed Moral Suasion and Re
Hgious Influence tho Best Weapons to
Use Against Intemperance The Church
Will Not Dso Its Influence For or
The attitude of he Catholic Church
toward the Constitutional amendment is
given herewith. Archbishop Ryan, while
not in favor of absolute prohibition, says the
authorities of the Church will remain pas
sive. Cardinal Gibbons, through his Vicar
General, voices the same sentiment The
Church favors temperance in all things, and
its rank and file are at liberty to act as their
conscience dictates. Ko official action for
or against prohibition will receive the sanc
tion of the highest Church authorities in
State and nation. Those who count on active
and concerted co-operation of Catholic;
temperance societies in the coming campaign,
and all interested in the issue, will profit by
a perusal of the interviews appended.
FBOM OUR SPECIAL COMMISSIOSBK.3
Philadelphia, February 5. The atti
tude of the Catholic Church on the question
of Constitutional amendment has, from the
outset, been a matter of uncertaintity.
Throughout the State there is great curi
osity to know its position. Would the Ro
man clergy declare for prohibition, and as
sist the Protestant ministers in the war upon
a common foe? Would the great Total Ab
stinence Society, which has its auxiliary
branches in every parish of the State, join
with all other temperance organizations in
the campaign? Would the powerful demon
stration regard this as a political or a social
These are questions that have been asked
in every county canvassed by The Dis
patch up to the present time. Everywhere
the clergy of all Protestant denominations
are the leading campaigners for the amend
ment. They arc counting on the full vote
of churchmen as their great hope of winning
the issue. Not a few have eagerly looked
toward Ihe Catholics for aid, independent of
the religious differences between them.
THE ARCHBISHOP'S UTTERANCE.
Archbishop P. J. Ryan, the highest au
thority of the Catholic Church in Penn
sylvania, does not encourage any such
hopes. The Most Reverend Father leads a
very busy life at his magnificent residence,
No. 225 North Eighteenth street in this
city, and had but very little time to give me
when I called upon him this morning.. All
he said, however, in the few minutes was
right to the point, and full of significance.
I asked the Archbishop if the Catholio
Chnrch was in favor of prohibition, and to
this, and other questions bearing upon the
position of the Church in regard to the pro
posed Constitutional amendment, the dis
tinguished prelate replied:
The church does not favor absolute prohibi
tion. It never has. It does all in Its power in a
religious and persuasive way to suppress in
temperance, and to discourage tbe sale and
manufacture of liquor, bnt beyond that we do
not go. The kind of prohibition they have in
Maine, for instance, is not indorsed by us. The
Church could not regard it as a crime against
the law, or a mortal sin, to exercise the right of
taking a drink of liquor. It Is temperance that
we aim to teach: temperance not only in liquor,
but in all things. Total abstinence Is the best
way, but it lie with every man individually
whether be Shall abstain from tbe use of
liquor. Laws will not force him to do it
THE CHUECn'S POSITION.
The position of the Catholic Church on the
temperance question has been stated time and
again by the newspapers, and shonld be well
nndcrstood by this timo. Our church temper
ance societies occupy this very Dosition. Their
objects, you will ilnd, are set forth as follows:
To lessen the evil3 of intemperance by re
claiming the drunkard; preventing tbe mod
erate drinker from becoming intemperate; and
inducing tho total abstainer to lend bis assist
ance lor example sake. To aim for a
reform of the present social drinking
enstoms which lead so many to ruin.
Tho practice of treating; of regarding
intoxicating liquors as an essential part of a
festival or gathering; of making the visits of
friends the occasions of carousal of sending
children to the tavern for liquor; of the indis
criminate prescribing by physicians of alco
holic and malt liquors these are among the
customs we seek to reform. We rely upon tho
frequentation of the sacraments to give ns the
strength to combat these evils and to save U3
from their blighting eh ccts.
Every applicant for membership shall, before
bis admission to the temperance societies of
the chnrcb, take the following pledge:
"I promise, withGod's help and In honor of
the sacred thirst of our Savior to abstain from
all intoxicating drinks ,to prevent as much as
possible, by advice and example, the sin of in
temperance in others anu to discountenance
the drinking customs of society."
This pledge binds a person so long as be re
mains a member to abstain both In public and
in private from all intoxicating liquors, includ
ing weiss beer, cider and like drinks. The only
exception is where a physician deems it abso
lutely necessary to prescribe liquor as a medi
cine in sickness or disease, when its use will be
permitted only for such time and In such qnan- .
tities as the physician shall in writing oraer.
THEY FATOE HIGn LICENSE.
There are 28,000 members of the Catholio
Total Abstinence Union of the State of
Pennsylvania. A leader among them, in
Pittsburg is Rev. Morgan Sheedy. A
clause in their constitution prohibits them
from taking part, as an organization, in any
political campaign, or to discuss and act at
any of their meetings upon matter of
Archbishop Ryan wields a powerful in
fluence in the union. Although he does not
attend its-meetings, or personally direct its!
policy, only he has the authority ,to appoint -the
Spiritual Director of theArchdiocesan
Union, and the written enpsent of that
director is required to all law or actions of
the union. The rector of tha Archbishop's
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