Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, March 26, 1889, Image 1

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"Who has a good article to sell, and who adver
Uses vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
truly the life of trade All enterprising and
judicious advertisers succeed.
Almost a Race Riot Precipitated
by a Shrewd Patent Medi
cine Fakir.
By Getting the Colored People to All
Bat Worship Him.
Yellowstone Kit, the Hero of the Atlanta
Prohibition Campaign, Selling Liver
Pads in Shreveport He Gains a Great
Ascendancy Orer ibeXesrocs and Wields
It to His Pecuniary Benefit All Efforts
to Knock Him Onl Redound to His Ad
vantage He Nearly Causes n Riot Be
tween the Whites and Blacks.
During the prohibition campaign in At
lanta some time ago a power for 'the
"antis" was "Yellowstone Kit." He is a
patent medicine fakir, who has gained a
wonderful power over the colored people,
and they voted as he advised them to do al
most to a man. He now turns up at Shreve
port, La., and has almost caused a race war.
He cannot be squelched and every attempt
to get rid of him only endears him more to
the heart of the negro.
Kew Obleans, March 25. Shreveport,
the leading town of North Louisiana, has
been excited for some time past with possi
bilities of race trouble growing out of liver
pads. Liver pads are the only subject of
conversation on the streets to-day. and the
State, city and parish authorities, backed
by the unanimous press and the white peo
ple of that section, have sworn to drive the
liver pads and their Tender, "Yellowstone
Kit," from the town.
"Kit" is well known from one end of the
cotton country to the other. Traveling
through it as a fakir and a vender of liver
pads and popular medicines, he has made
both reputation and fortune among the
negroes. He pitches his tent a big one,
too in some Southern city, gives a free
circus, minstrels, and all that, makes
speeches to the negroes, and then sells his
pads to them by the thousand. In this way
he has accumulated in a few years a large
A Wealthy Fakir.
Kit claims to be worth 55,000,000, wears
the purest diamonds in the South, and has
made himself the ideal of the negroes. It-
is impossible to overestimate the admira
tion they feel for him. lie is regarded by
many of them astheir Messiah, the man
who not only can cure their ills by his
medicines, but who is destined to lead them
to new freedom and prosperity. His influ
ence with them was well shown in the great
prohibition election in Atlanta, Ga., a
year ago. Both the Prohibitionists and
the "antis" bid for his support, and
every inducement was offered him
to come out on either side, but he kept si
lent on the subject until the very night be
fore the election. Then he burst forth to
the thousands of negroes present, with a
short but strong speech against prohibition.
He is a vigorous speaker before a black au
dience, and he settled the election. The
negroes voted solidly against prohibition,
and downed it, and everyone in Atlanta ad
mitted that to Yellowstone Kit the result
was due.
He Talked Right Oat.
Such is the man who opened his tent in
Shreveport a couple of weeks ago, gave his
usual free show with some theater per
formers, made speeches to the negroes, and
sold his liver pads. The show soon ac
quired an even greater notoriety than Kit
had bargained for. He is a strong advocate
of "the rights of the negro," and in his
speeches usually touched on this subject.
He went a little further than usual in that
line in Shreveport, and declared that the
negroes were being ill-treated, defrauded
and persecuted by the whites.
The colored people are in a majority in
Shreveport and the neighboring country,
and there has always been some offishness
there on the race question. Kit's speech
caused some little alarm, and was de
nounced by the press as incendiary. He
replied with a stronger one, and the white
people then became much alarmed lest he
might stir up trouble with the negroes,
while the latter got the idea that some harm
was about to be done to their Messiah, and
became boisterous.
A Hard Man to Bounce.
Thus the race feeling grew more bitter and
intense. Jt was finally decided to get rid
of Kit on the charge that he was a nuisance;
that he had violated the license law, etc.,
and he was arrested and taken before the
court, charged with a number of offenses.
It was then seen that the situation was
really serious. The negroes flocked to his
assistance by th6usands and expressed a
strong desire to release him from arrest by
violence. Had he given the word or en
couraged them a serious race not would in
evitably have followed. He saw the result,
persuaded the negroes to be quiet, and went
to court and bonded himself by paying
down his bond in cash, for he could ge
no white man to go his security.
By this time all parties were excited by
the affair.., The episode had only made Kit
dearerto the negroes, giving them greater
confidence in him, and advertised him
through all the country around Shreveport.
For every dollar qf business he had done
before he now did ten, selling from $500 to
$1,000 worth of 'his medicines a day. The
negroes flocked into Shreveport from the
surrounding-country, his tent was always
crowded with thousands of persons, and his
speeches followed each other in rapid suc
cession. The Idol of the Colored Race.
Yellowstone Kit is to-day the idol of the
North Louisiana negroes, and tens of
thousands of them would do to-morrow
whatever he tofd them to do. Says a
Shreveport paper on this subject:
"If Abraham Lincoln could rise from
the grave to-day, thejnegroes of Caddo par-
isgTorJnotregard-h!mTvlth more blind
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idolatry than that which they bestow upon
this fakir, who, under the forms of law, is
robbing them of their money."
There has been genuine alarm ever since
over the subject. The whites declare that
the negroes have become aggressive and tur
bulent. The view taken of the situation by
the white people of Shreveport is well
shown by the following extract from the
Democrat of that town. The pther news
papers agree cordially with all it says, and
Kit has the benefit of two or three editorials
in them every day:
A Time of Peril.
"That these things have come to pass no
intelligent man who has seen the countless
multitude of negroes pouring into the city
from surrounding plantations, who hasnoied
the ominous scowls on their faces when con
servative men talk of suppressing Yellow
stone Kit, and who heard their shouts of tri
umph with which his deliverance from jail
on bond was greeted, can for one mo
ment doubt. For a while the situa
tion last evening was lull of gravity,
if not of actual peril to the city. At the
daily and nightly meetings of this man
thousands of whites and blacks are mingled.
In view of the condition of public sentiment
and the marked aggressiveness of the ne
groes, due to the teachings of this man, a
proper regard for the public safety should
suggest to the city authorities the impro
priety of permitting a continuance of these
meetings. A difficulty between a white and
black man, which, under the present condi
tion, is liable to occur at any moment,
would result in a bloody riot between the
The Situation Becoming Threatening.
So far Kit has stuck to his past, although
the situation has been growing more threat
ening from day to day. No legal way of
getting rid of him has been found, ' as he
bonds himself out with cash whenever ar
rested. During the last few days there has
been a disposition to get rid ot him by ex
tra legal means, and "White Cap notices are
pouring in on him, warning him to leave
the town. He is demoralizing labor, the
whites say; he is creating an ill feeling be
tween the races; he is capturing all the
women of the negroes; he must be com
pelled to leave.
The iakir, however, finds Shreveport a
good field, and he intends to stay.' Should
violence be tried against him, he has the
negroes at his back, and could cause a great
deal of trouble. A race riot growing out of
liver pads is not at all improbable in Shreve-'
port. Politics is quiet and business slum
bering while the citizens discuss the ques
tion of how to get rid of the dangerous
Frlgbteued by Burglars, a Girl Locks Her
self Up and Has a Long Fast.
New Yobk, March 25. Last Friday
evening a young woman named Susan
Silker, a Hungarian, locked herself into a
closet in her room at the house of Isaac Brun
ner.on Bergen street,Brooklyn, where she was
employed as a domestic. She was alone at
the time, and it is supposed that she be
came alarmed, imagining burglars were in
the house, and, therefore, concealed herself.
On the return of the family they were
greatly surprised to find no trace of Susan.
It was not until 6 o'clock this evening
that tfae-discovery was made that the poor
girl was in the closet While little Joe
Brunner was playing on the second floor he
heard a peculiar noise in the back room,
and, going to ascertain the cause, he was at
tracted to the closet by the familiar voice of
the Hungarian girl.
"Joe," she said to the child, "go tell mv
sister to come and take me away."
"Indeed I won't," said the boy. "I will
go and tell mamma."
The boy flew downstairs and told his
mother that Susan was in the closet. Neither
Mrs. Brunner nor her husband were able to
force the door open, and so a policeman was
summoned, who broke the lock. The girl
was found so weak she could iardly stand,
and a wild expression on her face
showed the effect of the terrible
and prolonged fright through which she had
'passed. After partaking of a little nourish
ment the girl was taken to her sister's house.
It was sometime before she conld talk ra
tionally, and it was with difficulty that her
sister was able to elicit the strange circum
stance attending her long imprisonment.
A physician who had been summoned said
that her mind had become partly unbal
anced, but he expected that a few days rest
and careful treatment would restore her
to her reason.
A Georgia Community Greatly Excited by
a BIysterions Combination.
Valdosta, Ga., March 25. Baptist
Neck, the colored quarter of this city, is al
most in a state of riot over an attemnted
conjuration practiced by Mammaloi'Jav
Cox upon Willis Mitchell. The Town
Marshal was sent for and found in Mitch
ell's yard a large living toad with a red
flannel strip about twenty inches long, se
curely fastened to its right hand foot. The
other end of the strip was fastened to the
center of a light wood splinter about ten
inches long. Knots were hid at intervals
along the red strip and here and there short
pieces of white X sewing thread was at
tached. Fastened to this lavout was a lot of nni
and sewing needles, done up in a piece of
reu uannei aoout as large as two hands.
These things were found laying at Willis'
doorstep, and he was very certain that
Mammaloi Jay Cox had put them there in
accordance with a threat to conjure him.
When the Marshal went to interview Mrs.
Cox, and stated the complaint against her,
she flew into a violent rage. The whole
neighborhood is stirred up over the affair.
They Protest Against Receiving Orders
From a Military Commander.
Washington, March 25. No little dis
satisfaction is felt among naval officers over
the details of the programme for the cele
bration of the Washington inaugural cen
tennial in New York next month. Accord
ing to the programme the army and navy
are to figure prominently in the demonstra
tion. Major General Schofield, the highest
-commanding General of the service has
eeen selected to take charge of the military
forces, and against that selection no criti
cism is made. But the naval officers com
plain that their branch ot the service, which
will make an exhibition of particular inter
est because of its comparison of the old and
hpw navy, has been placed in charge of a
retired army officer.
They argue that a naval officer of the
highest rank should have been chosen to
match the selection of Major General Scho
field. and they have begun an agitation to
have Admiral Jouett replace the retired
army officer in command of the naval
A Cleveland Follnrr.
-Cleveland, March 25. The drygoods
store of Schedeler,& McWatters, corner of
Pearl and Bridge streets, was closed late
lttnTwM nmeutS
The Last Rites Performed Over Justice
Matthew Remains Brief but Im
pressive Ceremonies Many ot
His Former Comrades
at the Funeral.
Washington. March 25. The funeral
services over the remains of the late Asso
ciate Justice Stanley Matthews were held
this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the family
residence, corner of Connecticut avenue and
N street. The remains lay fn the sick
room adjoining the reception room on the
south, and the apartment was almost filled
with flowers. The casket was cloth-covered
with silver rails and handles, and on the
cover wjis a silver plate bearing the inscrip-.
j Born July 21,1821; I
: Died March 22, 1SS9.
The face and bust of the deceased were ex
posed to view and presented a life-like
aspect. In the casket were bunches of
Easter lilies and lilies of the valley, and a
laurel wreath and a large wreath of white
roses lined with purple ribbonsfrom Justice
and Mrs. Field. The piano was covered
with offerings from friends, the principal
one being a massive pillow of white roses
from President and Mrs. Harrison. On the
face of the pillow, in purple immortelles,
was imbedded the sentiment:
Say not good night, but in some brighter clime
bid me good morning.
A large wreath of white roses from Justice
Matthews' surviving comrades of the Com
mandery of the District of Columbia Order
of Legion of Honor, was prominent on the
music stand.
Among the earliest arrivals were the
members of the Supreme Court, who had
seats in the room where the bier stood. In
this room were also the President and Vice
President, members of the Cabiuet and the
family. The Presidental party came in in
the following order:
President Harrison and Mrs. Blaine, Secre
tary Blaine and Mrs. McKee, Postmaster Gen
era! Wanamaker and Mrs. Russell B. Harri
son: Secretaries Windom, Proctor, Rusk and
NobletAttorney General Miller, Private Sec
retarv Hal ford and Russell B. Harrison. Gen
eral Schofield renresented the Army and Ad
miral Porter the Navy. Among others pres
ent were Senators Butter, Hoar, Farwell,
Sherman, Payne, Evarts, Morrill. Hale,
Manderson, Chckrell. Call and Paddock;
ex-Senators J. E. McDonald and Conger: ex
Speaker Carlisle, Representatives McKlnley.
Spnnper, Cabot Lodge, Butterworth and Cox;
Inter-State Commerce Commissioner Schoon
maker, ex-Attorney General Garland; Judge
Davis, ot the Court of Claims; Judges Hatmer
and A. C. Bradley, of the District Court; Judge
Wylie, ex-Secretary Hugh McCnlloch, ex-Postmaster
General Horatio King; Rev. Father P.
S. Cooney, of Notre Dame University, Indiana,
who was chaplain of Colonel Matthews' regi
ment in the war: B. H. Warder. Prof. Alex
ander Graham Bell; Mr. Carter, the Hawaiian
Minister: Colonel John Hay, Admiral Calhoun:
President Welling, of the Columbia Univer
sity, and Rev. Mr. Wynkoop:
The services were conducted bv Rev. T.
S. Hamlin, of the Church of the Covenant,
pastor of the deceased, and Bev. Dr. Leon
ard, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church,
and were brief. Dr. Hamlin began with a
short invocation and closed with the Lord's
prayer, in which many rjersons nresent
joined. The Schubert male quartet sang
"Jerusalem, the Golden," Justice Mat
thews' favorite hymn. Dr. Leonard read
Paul's assertion and description of the res
urrection in the fifteenth chapter of the
First Epistle to the Corinthians beginning
at the twentieth verse. Then the quartet
sang "Abide With Me," and Dr. Hamlin
made a closing prayer.
The remains were taken to the Baltimore
and Ohio station, arriving there at 2:45 P.
m. At 3 o'clock the special train pnlled
ontof the station' and startedon its solemn
journey westward. Two Pullman cam
.were occupied -hy the family and the mem-
Ders oi me supreme uourt, who accom
panied the remains.
An Assertion That He Will Control Appoint
ments to Federal O fficea In Grorgin.
Atlanta, March 25. The political sen
sation of the day in Georgia is the announce
ment that Senator Colquitt has gained the
ear of President Harrison to such an extent
that he will readily dictate all the Republi
can nominations from this State. The state
ment is all the more surprising in yiew of
Colquitt's peculiar record. For four years
past he has been a pronounced free trader.
Less than a year ago, when Senator Col
quitt was requested to present, on behalf of
a Chatauqua assembly here, an invitation
to Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, to speak in At
lanta, he indignantly declined, alleging
that he did not want to introduce Bepubli
cans or protectionists into Georgia to breed
discord among the Democrats. He pen
sioned off bis relatives and retainers in
various Federal offices. He had nothing
but contempt for Democrats who thought
kindly of Sam Randall, or who believed in
protecting American labor.
The election of Harrison, however, finlls
Colquitt still at the front, pleading for Ms
retainers that they may remain in offick
Among those who are now applicants for
pffice is Edgar A. Angier, formerlv City
Attorney, who- seeks the place of Unite!
States District Attorney. He joined thu
Republican party on the nomination of
Harrison. On Saturday his nomination
would have been sent in, but Senator Coll
quitt took the field against him and secured
a postponement. It is now asserted by Col
quitt s friends that he will dictate the ap-l
pointtnents under Harrison as he did under
Cleveland, and that bis hold upon Harrison
is mrougu.uuurcu inuuence.
Ole Decoys HI Stepmother to a Horrible!
Charleston, W. Va., March 25. InA
formation reached here to-day.that last Sat-)
urday Thomas Woods, who lives on Don-!
nelly's fork of Mud river in Lincoln county,'
UH1 AUtllftUtf AUDWWV5, Kttl WUrU Ml HIS
stepmother. Mrs. Woodspn Woods, that ona
of her neighbors across the hill was sick
-and wanted her to come immediately. Hi
concealed himself behind a tree, near a
psth, to await her coming, and when she
approached, stepped out, fired a revolver)
full at her left breast, the. bullet takinrf
effect just below the nipple.
one ieit io me ground, ao mate sure off
his wort, woods shot her again in tb
neck, and afterward dragged her to a cliff
nearby and dropped her to the ground ba
A Despondent Drummer Shoots Himself In a
Fnbllc Library.
New Haven, Conn., March 25. Johh
F. Bond, a Boston drummer, went into the
public library here this evening. He drew
a 38 caliber hulljdog revolver and shot himt
self in the head. The noise of the shot nti
traded ine attention of other people in the!
room, and before he could discharge the pis-)
tola second time it was wrested from his
grasp. He cried: "Let me shoot myself."
Bond is despondent, and an incurable!
victim of the morphine habit The wound
will not prove fatal, 1
A Blc Seizure of Oleomargarine. 1
New Haven, March 25. Internal Eev-1
enue Collector Tecoup to-day seized 11,000
pounds of oleomargarine at the factory of)
N. J. Nathan & Co., this city. 'The seiruie
was made by order of the Washington au
thorities, and neither the Collector nor thJe
firm understand the nature of the' charges. ,
. .
As Well as a Speedy Offer of Some
what More Liberal Rewards,
The Commissioners Dread to Increase the
Promised Bewards,
At Least One Hundred Members of the OrjintKd
Band of Outlaws,
Two plans to rid Fayette of its band of
outlaw robbers are suggested. The first is
to increase the offered reward to $150 for
each man convicted. The other is to wait
until the robbers make another dash on
TJniontown, and then rely on the pride Of
the county to use the means at its command
to rid itself of its foulest blot.
TJniontown, March 25. It is necessary
for one of two things to happen in Union
town before any strenuous measures -will be
taken to capture the Cool Spring gang. One
of these events is a general uprising of the
populace in Fayette county for an effective
demand from the authorities to employ the
means at command to bring the perpetrators
of such fiendish outrages asthe McClelland'
town robberies to a speedy justice.
That such an occurrence is likely to nan
pen was very plainly demonstrated to me
while I was in the office of the Penn De
tective Agency on Main street A gentle
man, who owns a manufactory near TTnida
town, while speaking about the mysterious
disappearance, to Mr. Chisholm, said:
"Why don't you go for these Commission--ers?
It is only their fault that the men
have not been caught long ago. Who ever
heard of such a thing as offering $200 for the
capture of half a dozen whose desperate
characters are so well known to us all?"
"I have been frying for 15 years to prove
to the whole county that at least two of
them are unfit to hold such a position, on
account of their fear and timidity. As
taxpayers we have a right to demand the
protection of our lives and property. It&s
for that use the taxes are collected by Ae
county. Why, do you know what J he3
Mr. Morris remark when he was urgeoho
increase the amouut ot the reward? Simply
this: 'I have a house of my own.'
"Is this not a-olear admission thai he is
afraid these men might pay him a visit
some night? I should think so, anyhow.
But pshawl He is not the only one; there
are hundreds of people right around us
who are just as timid, and instead of show
ing these outlaws a bold front of defiance
they would knuckle down to them and pray
for their miserable lives." .
At the postoffice door I met Commissioner
Elijah Hatfield again. Said he:
"I shall try my utmost once more fo-day
to induce my colleagues to increase the re
ward for the capture of the men, but I do
not believe that I shall have any more" suc
cess than I had before. Tbey "seem to be
imbued with ah erroneous sense of economy
which I cannot indorse,"
What-wpDsitlori"do'yauirrean to'make
to them?"
"Simply this: X will ask them to put up
a reward of $150 for each member of the
gang who iscaptured and convicted. That
would certainly be some inducement On
my way into town I heard that the farmers
in German township are willing to give the
party who catches the gang a handsome re
muneration how much or what I do not
know, but the people out there are in a state
of great fear and anxiety, the consequences
of which cannot be quite realized.
"The farmer will be afraid this spring,
during planting time, to leave his wife and
children at home- ,by themselves, for tear
these men might enter the houses and plun
der and outrage to their hearts' content,"
continued Mr. Hatfield. "He cannot take
the whole family into the field, because that
would leave the home at the mercy of these
fiends. But last of all, it will also be dif
ficult for any farm house to hire help, be
cause not even a farm laborer will like to
work in a district where he is liable to be
killed at any time.
"I tell you, the condition of our
county is very sad, and the more I
think it over and contemplate the imme
diate results the more disastrous, terrible
and unpromising seems to me the outlook.
Sou traveled right over the track of the
robbers yourself, yesterday. Did it not
strike you as very peculiar that you never
saw a human being outside of all the
houses you passed?."
The Commissioner was interviewing me
now, and I replied that I had .noticed such
a state ot anatrs.
"Well, I will tell you the reason. The
Eeople were afraid to come out of their
ouses. It has always been a lingular char
acteristic of all country people to look and
stare at anything strange that passes them.
I was surprised at it myselT this morn
ing. Where I formerly met smiling
children hanging on the gate and
staring at me and my horse and buggy, I
found nothing but the bare farmyard. The
houses were completely locked up, front
doors barricaded and the blinds drawn
down. Every house gave one the impression
that sickness or eyen death had crept -in.
Wei), all this is caused by nothing but the
late robberies, and the fact that thege de
mons are still at large. No one leaves his
house who is not obliged to do so. It is sad,
very sad, aud I fear that its effects upon
the crops and the general business ot our
county will be bad. Unless the men are
caught and put behind the bars we will not
feel as if we were breathing free air."
I again went to the detectives and tried
to get one of them to say something more
about the present hiding place of the can?.
During this conversation I gathered the.
loiiowing irom. Jiir. imsnoim:
"There is no doubt that it will be a great
feat of detective work if the men are cap
tured. You see this county has always
been known for the many tough characters
living in it You must "not forget that the
National Pike, that glorious monument to
Henry Clay, built by himself, runs ri?ht
through here. There have been more rob
beries committed along that road, up in the
Blue Ridge mountains, than in any other
part of the State. But now to our Cool
Spring gang. There is not a set of men in
the country-so desperate and daring in
character as they are, and what is more;
they have friends living around here for
over a hundred miles. The cantr has reallr
over a hundred members, of whom Charles
Lewis is the head. He has more brains and
executive ability than all the rest pnt to
gether. The gang goes once every vear
from Dunbar to West Virginia and right
into Maryland."
"How was it you did Tiot make any at
tempt to catch them up in Markleysburg?"
"Why, it was of no use. They had bet
ter arms and plenty of ammunition, and they
had also a larger force than we had. In
addition to that, they hatrfriends all around
Markleysburg. This a house, where they
stayed, is a building as strong as a fort It
is eminently suited for. a resort of law
breakers "of any "kind. Why? 'Because,
within a little over a 'mile ot that place the
three States Maryland, West Virginia and
Pennsylvania, come together iu a point
The place lies in a hollow. About 200
yards in the rear of it a big forest com
mences that stretches all alone the moun
The other event which I suggested a a
necessity to force the Union authorities to
8trong measures was now touched upon by
Mr. Chisholm himself thus:
'I have no, doubt that they will come
back again. The most of them have wives
or sweethearts here, and woman is a very
attractive subject, even to outlaws. We
have not given up the idea of following
them, and still hope to capture them, but
alone we are powerless. They did not make
mush of a haul the last time, and that will
soon be gone, but I believe they will make
another dash, and, made bolder by their last
success, it is probable that their operations
will be on a larger scale. Then I dare say
the county authorities will become alive to
the danger, and they will lend us a helping
hand." Heineichs.
Death ot a Miser Who Warn Visited by the
McCIellandtown Outlaws Another
Bold Hlghtfray Bobbery
In Fayette County.
rSFECllt, nilGUK to the disfatchi
Uniontown, March 25. Samuel'Hum-
bert, who was one of the victims of the same
gang who raised terror at McClellandtown,
died at Faircbance last night He was 80
.years old, has been a miser, and is supposed
to have had a large sum of money Saved and
stored away somewhere, being distrustful
of banks. This fact led to his capture in his
house near Fairchance one night last sum
mer by the robber gang, who burned his
feet with candles and held him over a fire,
using every device conceivable to force him
to disclose where his wealth was hidden,
but in vain. The old man never fully re
covered from the shnolr thns received, and
Tieart disease was thecauseof his death. .
Bather than touch his hoard he allowed
his house to be sold by the Sheriff a month N
ago. ue Knew death was staring him in
the face, for the past week, and several times
twas on the point of disclosing its hiding
piace, once going so lar as to say it was put
away in a box, but he became choked up
and could not speak further. When he
was gasping in the throes of death last
night he tried to tell his attendant, but had
only gasped "Bob, the box is ," when
hewas seized with a choking fit and died.
His relatives are now hunting for the con
cealed treasure.
The renort reached here this eveninc that
while William Kiffle was on his way home,
near New Salem last Friday, he was stopped
on the road by three men who sprang from a
thicket, seized his horse and alter searching
his pockets and securing $40, allowed him
to go. The robbery occurred not far from
The Collapse of the Copper Trust Comparn.
lively Harmless Monetary Situation.
ISPECUlL txlioksji to TBX DISriTCH.
New Yobk, March 25. Henry Clews &
Co. say -to-day that compared with a week
ago, there has been some improvement in
the situation. The copper collapse in Paris
had surprising small effect on the money
markets ot Europe, owing to the fact that
the losses "were confined to wealthy par
ties, and that the French Govern
ment, the Rothschilds and others
all combined to avert panic
Such a"combina'tionJfor-"-resisling disaster
was urobablv never before witnessed. ' Com
ing so soon after the bursting of the Panama,
wui uuuuac, mc iuatcs vi wuiuu neruuis-
tributed among the masses, there was a nat
ural apprehension that the former might
end in wide disaster. The crisis, however,
has been passed, and the effect outside of
Paris (proved much less than anticipated.
The monetary situation, -although prac
tically unchanged from a week ago, is still
a source of considerable solicitude. Money
appears plentiful in spite of increased re
quirements; but confidence in Secretary
Windom's policy regarding the surplus has
not vet been fully established. There is
less doubt about his intentions to buy bonds
than about his method in reducing
the depository balance. The new
administration is already committed
to reduce this balance to about $15,000,000
)or 30,000,000, the present amount being
about SW,000,OOOj but there is the best
of reasons for believing thai Mr. Windom
will make any such reduction gradually,
and at least defer such operations until the
spring demands for money are passed. All
things taken into consideration, the mone
tary outlook is more satisfactory than usual
at this stage of the season.
Over Thirty or Them Arrested and Jailed
la One Week.
Montgomeet, Ala., March 25. Five
United States deputies captured 8 stills
with a capacity of 600 gallons, 8 fermenters,
10,000 gallons of beer and 200 gallons of
corn whisky during raids last week. They
also confiscated $25,000 worth of apparatus.
Threestill owners', Bill Tucker, John Cole
and Bert Lovelace, were arrested and jailed.
One Tidwell escaped at the price of a couple
of pistol balls. Two others escaped after
being shot at, but none were killed so far as
known. The captured stills each had a
larger daily output ranging from 15 to 25
gallons, than any before broken up in the
State. The apparatus was also better and
more costly than is usually used.
Another set of officers went up into the
counties of Clay, Chamber and Bandoloh
the last three days of last vee,k and de
stroyed several, stills and captured aud
brought here upward of 30 moonshiners,
who are in Jail. The stills were medium
sized. The reason illicit distilling is now
going on in Alabama is because there is a
belief among moonshiners that the Govern
ment appropriation1 for the prosecution of
criminals has been exhausted, and that if
they are caught they cannot be prosecuted.
This is not the case, however.
Ho Thinks Be Will Yet be Governor of
Wheeling, March 25. General N. Goff,
the Bepnblican Gubernatorial candidate
who is now engaged in a contest with Judge
Fleming to .establish his claims to the office
of Governor, arrived here this evening for a
conference with his friends' in this part of
the State.
In an interview this evening he asserted
in the strongest terms his determination to
push his claims in all possible ways and
before all proper tribunals and said he felt
confident that the Legislature would from
the evidence he would place before the
special committee, finally acknowledge the
justness of bis position and the sound
ness of his claims to be legal Governor of
the State. General Goffl will remain here
for a day or two and will then return to his
home at Clarksburg.
Trnrap Floccod by Citizens.
LrNCOLN,NEB., March 25. Eight tramps
were publicly floeged on their bare backs in
Fairbnry last- Saturday afternoon for their
impudent and boisterous conduct. The
flogging was'done by a citizens' committee,
who led the pedestrians to the end of the
eitrand. advised them to keep without the
uuiu iu me wiure,
The President and Postmaster Gen
eral Decide a Knotty Point
A Frotest Against Judge Gresham as Jus
tice ot the Supreme Court.
Colonel Hew on the DefensiTt, and Quay and Wans
maker Fall Oat
President Harrison and Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker agree that offensive
partisanship alone is not sufficient to cause
the removal of a postmaster. Practical
politicians protest against the elevation, of
Judge Gresham to the Supreme Bench.
Murat Halstead is likely to find it hard to
be confirmed when he is appointed,Minister
to Germany, John C. New is on the de
fensive. Quay and Wanamaker fall out
over the Philadelphia Postoffice.
Washington, March 25. Bepnblican
Congressmen are agitated over the unex
pected announcement of Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker thatoffensive partisanship
is not to be considered as a valid charge to
secure the dismissal of postmasters before
the expiration of their commissions. A few
days ago Bepresentative Payson succeeded
in securing the removal of the Democratic
postmaster at his home ic Illinois, upon the
grounds that he had beenover-active during
the last election. The man was very active
during" the campaign, and wasvne of the
proprietors of a paper that was especially
bitter in its partisanship. When Mr. Pay
son asked for his removal some reluctance
was shown by both the President and Post
master General Wanamaker to take any im
mediate action in the matter.
Mr. Payson was asked if there was not
some reason beside partisanship for the re
moval, but he refused to make any other
charge, and, as will be remembered, the re
moval was made.
The action of the department in this case
has led to the filing of many charges of
"offensive partisanship," and there was a
very general exultation on the part 6f mem
bers who wanted to "clear up matters" in
their districts as speedily as possible. They
have been pressing these cases upon the at
tention of the President and Mr. Wana
maker, and have been looking for a rapid
clearing out of old postmasters.
On Saturday Mr. Wanamaker made the
positive announcement to a member who
had a very offensive partisan postmaster
that he was working to have removed, that
the charge of offensive partisanship would
not be regarded as sufficient cause for re
moval. Some other good reason would
have to be given, and it did not matter
whether or not that charge was attached.
The member than called attention to the
removal made for Mr. Payson. To this
Hr. Wanamaker'-said that the President
and himself had talked the matter over
since then, and had decided not to begin
making discharges of postmasters on those
grounds. He stated the case very positively,
leaving no hope that the partisanship
charge would be considered.
Some criticism was provoked in certain
newspapers by the Illinois case, and mem
bers think that it is sensitiveness to this
criticism that has caused a halt in such re
movals, ThW policy applies, of course, to
those officers who are commissioned for four
years. It is likely that removals of fourth
class postmasters will be speedy. It is ex
pected that allrthe division superintendents
of the railroad mail service will be replaced
within a few days.
Practical Politicians Don't Want Him on the
Supreme Bench.
Washington, March 25. It is rumored
that the President has been strongly in
clined to appoint Judge Gresham to succeed
Jnstice Stanley Matthews on the Supreme
Bench, but that the strong opposition of
personal and political friends to the selec
tion may induce him to change his purpose.
General Harrison has been informed, it is
said, that the appointment would not pro
mote harmony Or strengthen the party in
Indiana, but would rather 'give offense to
some of the President's best friends. 'Sev
eral Republican Senators are also opposed
to the appointment of Judge Gresham.
In view of these complications the name
of Secretary Noble has been considered in
connection with the Justiceship. He is an
able lawyer, a man of high character, and
there would be no opposition to him within
the party. His elevation to the bench
would make a vacancy in the Cabinet for
James S. Clarkson, of Iowa. The Interior
portfolio is jnst the place Clarkson wanted,
and there is little doubt that tbe President
would give it to him if he should put Mr.
Noble on the bench. The Michigan. Sen
ators have recommended Allred Russell, of
Detroit, for the Justiceship.
Secretary Tracy Approve tho Job Com
pleted by the Cramps.
Washington, March 25. The Secre
tary of the Navy has approved the report
of tbe trial board of tbe Yorktown, and the
vessel.including her fittings and machinery,
excepting the electric lighting plant, will
be accepted subject to the special reserve of
520,000 and to a further reservation of 85,-
000 to be held until the lighting plant shall
be completed and tested.
, Messrs. Cramp & Sons, are required be
fore the vesselleaves their yard to place on
board all duplicate pieces and other articles
Belonging to the vessel, and at as early a
day as practicable to deliver her to the com
mandant of the League Island Navy Yard,
when she will be formally accepted, subject
to the above mentioned conditions.
Philadelphia Postoffice
Block for Them.
WASHlNGTON.March 25. There appears
to be a misunderstanding between Senator
Quay and Postmaster General Wanamaker.
The latter has tendered the office of Pout
master at Philadelphia to Henry Field, a
merchant of that city whomever had much
to do with politics, whereas Senator Quav
has recommended the appointment of Bill
Leads, a well-known politician.
It is not supposed that Senator Quay,
when he secured the appointment of Mr.
Wanamaker to the Cabinet made any con
ditions with him about the Pennsylvania
appointments, but the. Postmaster General
shows a purpose of haying his own way.
The Adjutant General Succeeds, as Usual,
In Having- HI Own Way.
Washington, March 25. During the
administration of Secretary Endicott there
was constant warfare between Adjutant
General Drum and the other brigadier
generals who preside over the various corps
of the army, and General Drum came out
on top every time. He seemed to have un
limited influence with the Secretary of
War, and was able even to set aside the
orders of General Sheridan. Although
Secretary Proctor has been in office only
three weeks, General Drnm,appears to have
captured him. and has downed General
Schofield in what may be called a hand-to-hand
There has been sitting at the War De
partment for about eight months, a board of
eight officers engaged in revising the tactics
of the army. Under the expectation of re
maining here two or three years, these offi
cers have brought their families, and some
of them have rented houses and made prep
arations to stay until the end of the detail.
Their surprise was very great, therefore, the
othe'r day, to receive orders irom the Secre
tary of War to pack up their traps and move
out to Leavenworth. They immediately
entered a protest, and upon inquiry learned
that the order had been issued at the in
stance of General Drum, and that the only
reason given for it was that the rooms they
were occupying were needed for the court
martial of Major Lydecker.
The tactical board sent a committee to
General Drum and asked him to have the
order revoked, but he declined to do so.
Tbey then appealed to General Schofield,
who made such representations to the Sec
retary of War as to secure a revocation of
the order, and the board settled down in
blissful serenity a?ain. but their peace of
mind was soon disturbed, and a new order
came sending them to Leavenworth. Tbey
again appealed to the Secretary of War
without avail, and again sought the good
offices of General Schofield. but hewasun-
.able to secure another reconsideration. He
then requested the Secretary of War to send
the board to West Point, where they could
have the advantage of a large military
library, bntthe Secretary declined to inter
fere, and now the officers are packing up
their traps and tryingo sublet the houses
they have leased.
General Drum retires on the 5th of May
next, and no tears will be shed by the offi
cers of the tactical board when he finally
leaves his desk.
Charges Against Him as a Banker, and on
General Grounds.
Washington, March 25. The Capitol
was deserted to-day, there being no session
either of the Senate or of the Supreme
Court, owing to the funeral of Jnstice Stan
ley Matthews, bnt the Committee on Com
merce met to consider the nomination of
John O. New to be Consul General to Lon
don. John Q. Thompson, the man Harry
New once thrashed in Indianapolis, made
his appearance with charges involving Mr.
New's integrity as a banker, and his char
acter generally. When asked for evidence
io sustain his allegations, be referred to the
records of various courts and connty officers
in Indiana, and stated that plenty of wit
nesses could be found, althongh he was not
prepared at present to mention the names of
The committee was about to adjourn, hav
ing concluded to report Mr. New's nomina
tion favorably, when the latter gentleman
put in an appearance and" requested that
certain witnesses for the defense be heard.
He named Senator Voorhees, ex-Senator
McDonald, Bichard D. Bright and a num
ber of other Indiana Democrats, all of
whom, he said, would testify to his good
moral character and qualifications for the
office to which he had been appointed. He
did not bring any witnesses from his own
party, but only men of opposite politics.
( The committee decided to hear what these
gentlemen had to say, and will meet at 2
o'clock to-morrow for that purpose, and as
another meeting is to be held, it was decided
to send for Attorney General Miller, who,
Thompson said, would swear to the truth
of many of the charges he made against
Mr. New.
A Suggestion of the President's Son Doesn't
Sleet With Approval.
Washington, March 25. The .Mon
tana gubernatorial question is about set
tled, and to-morrow the President will
probably send to the Senate the name of B.
F. White, of Dillon, Montana, to be Gov
ernor in place of Leslie, resigned. It
looked at one time as if there would ba- a
good deal of disagreement over the matter.
Bussell Harrison desired the appointment
of McCutcheon, while Delegate Carter was
equally anxious for the appointment of
L. S. Heisbfield, of Helena. Captain
Cole, Speaker of the last House
of the Montana Legislature, was
spoken of as a csmpromise candidate, and it
looked once as if he would be appointed.
Some objection arose, however, and to-day
Hershfield declined absolutely to allow his
name to be used, and McCutcheon and Cole
withdrew unconditionally from the race. It
was then decided that the name of White
should be submitted to the President and
this was done.
The selection of a Secretary has not vet
been made, but it will be decided upon be
fore the Senate adjourns. The Secretary
will be selected from Lewis and Clarke
county, as Helena thus lpses the Governor
ship. White is an old resident of Montana.
He has been a member oi the Legislature,
and is engaged in the banking business at
Marat Halstead's Chances of Succeeding
Pendleton Not the Best.
Washington, March 25. It is expect
ed that Editor Murat Halstead will be
nominated for Minister to Germany to-morrow,
and there will be a lively fight over
him. His attacks on the Republican Sena
tors who voted to keep Senator Payne in
his seat were very sharp, and at least four
of them have declared their purpose to vote
against Jttaisteaa.
Tbe Democratic Senators, out of courtesy
to Mr. Payne, will all vote against confir
mation, and if the Bepublican Senators are
brought into line this will defeat the nomi
An Old Engineer Expires In His Cab on a
MoYlng Train.
Kochestee, N. Y., March 25.--When
the St Louis express on the New York
Central Road reached Chili, a town just
west of this city to-night, the passengers felt
a sudden slight jolt and a moment later the
train came to a standstill. The passengers
and train crew rushed ontof the cars and
saw the fireman holding the head of the en
gineer in the cab. Physicians examined the
engineer and found him dead.
It appears that the deceased whose name
was Levi Lewis, took the train out of Buffa
lo.. He was then feeling "as well as usual,
but just belore reaching Chili fell from his
seat without a word. The fireman then
stopped tfie train at once. Lewis was one of
the oldest and best engineers on the road.
He had been in the service nearly 40 years.
Of any kind can best be
satisfied by advertiis i
the columns of The Dis.
Furnf1 e Applicants for
re Judge
As They Flit Before His Honor, Jib
Frowned Upon and Ketire.
Inside GUnijiaf s of the Camera to andLGsera
From That Utile Tellatr Table A Ee"
cording Angel and BI Trlple-Entrr
Books How Applicant Get All Tangled
Up, Till They Don't Know Whether
They Lie or Stand One Man Who
Brought Wrinkles to SeyeralSweetjr.
C T. U. Foreheads Scenes and Inci
dents. It's a real study. You may sit and watch
it for days and hours. Its panoramic,
kaleidoscopic variety, which goes so far to
make up the spice of life, rises superior to
the routine of cross-examination. Hence,
every person in the License Court listens
attentively, right straight through. Tester
day's scenes presented a picture which,
though part aud parcel of tbe same pano
rama the public has studied for a -week, was
new and interesting in every feature.
Goddess of Justice is said to be
blindfolded. The eyes of Judge White in
the License Court, however, are wide open
and aided by a pair of eyeglasses with good
lenses. Bandaged optics evidently find no
favor with His Honor, who is not only not
blindfolded, but yesterday, in the examina
tion of witnesses, remarked that in all his
judicial career he had never seen a worse
looking body of men and women than those
who stood before him as applicants for
license from day to day. "You are a re
spectable looking man," he said to one pre
possessing fellow; "why do you want to be
come a saloon keeper?" And then followed
the remark regarding the appearance of the
applicants generally.
His Honor cannot bnt know that some of
the men standing before him are perjuring
themselves, for they swear to contradictions,
and occasionally an observer will notice
that, when he knows a witness is telling un
truths, his eyes have a dangerous sparkle,
and an ugly smile hovers about his mouth.
Men who are applying will, with the mest
refreshing deliberation, swear in effect that
they have restaurants that for order and
style, would cause Delnionico to sink into
insignificance. His honor remarked yester
day to a witness: "I admire your candor
when you say yon cannot call your lunch
counter a restaurant, as I am perfectly
aware that many who say they have restau
rants have not even as much as you. -.
The number of applicants who do not
drink, is on the increase. The fact -has be
come very noticeable, and, of course, in
many cases'ls doubted.
'License Conrt produces many strange in
cidents. There is a little yellow table di
rectly in front of the Judge, which will be
remembered by many for a lifetime. It has
been caressed by applicants when their ex
amination was proceeding; smoothly scratch
ed when they wae excited, and squeezed
when they grew angry. It has proved a
blessing to some, for, if it had not been
there, tbey would, ontof sheer nervousness,
have dropped to the floor. The License
Court is an inquisition in one sense of the
word, and that large, bare room a chamber
of torture.
It has its ludicrous scenes to be sure, and
what makes it all the more interesting, they
are real. The stream of oaths goes on, but
now and then the smoothness of its flow is
disturbed for a moment by some incident
which brings a smile to the lips of an ob
server. '
The applications heard yesterday were:
Eighteenth ward John Albrech, 5302 Butler
street; Patrick Brennan, 5168 Butler street;
M. C. Dwyer. corner Bridge and Butler streets;
P. J. Donnelly, 5121 Butler street; John B. .
Golden. 5102 Butler street; Denis Haggerty,
5164 Bnjler street; Andrewlmsmnd,5159 Batler
street: Peter Miller, Butler street extension;
Mrs. Louisa 6. Miller, 5103 Butler street; John
Mclntyre, 5166 Butler street; derrick Schwep
pl. 5321 Butler street; Martin Schuster. 6130
Butter street; Michael RtacK, 60o8BatIer street;
Joseph Sipper. 5125 Butler street; John TJtxlg;
5333 Batler street.
Nineteenth ward John Jacob Arnodt 155
Frankstown avenue; Timothy Barrett. 6027Penn
avenue: Melkar Ballf, 5123 Penn avenue; Lewis
Crist, 67 Frankstown avenue; James Fleming;
49 Frankstown avenue; Peter A- Ganster, 35
and 37 Frankstown avenue; John F. Ganster, 27
Frankstown avenne; Henry Luchsihger; -77
Frankstown avenue; Peter Lauerman, 56
Frankstown avenue; Nicholas Leech, 1M
Frankstown avenue: Fred Mausman, 6347 Sta
tion street; Henry Meyer, corner Broad street
and Frankstown avenue; Charles Neef, 6021
Penn avenue; Joseph McKee, 6343 Station
street; Henry Schusler and Cyrus Pool. 15 and
17 Frankstown avenne; Jacob Scnulz, VIZ
Frankstown avenue. Adolph Traneer, 44
Frankstown avenue; Anton Wolf, 6007 Penn
Twentieth ward Aueustus Brill. Center ave
nue; Peter Batterhof, 4701 Liberty street Louis
Engel, 6374 Penn avenue; Jane Fallen, 4326
Penn avenne;John Grant; 6204 Penn avenue;
Christian Haus, MIS Penn avenue; Louis List,
5C40 Penn avenue; Joseph Motzel. 6340 Penn
avenue; Michael Miller, 5000 Penn avenue;
Henry J. Thoma, 6103 Ellsworth avenne.
Twenty-first ward H. J. Branthoover,-264
Frankstown avenue; Jerry Beacom, 263 Franks
town avenne; WrfllamDersam, 306 Frankstown
avenue; Joseph H. Einstein, at Stock Yards;
J. H. Hnsmann, corner Pntnam street and P.
B. R.; Bertha Heinz. 350 Frankstown avende;
Joseph Kreuer. 05 Larimer avenue; John Ker
ner, corner Mnrtland avenue and Grazier
street; John A. Miller, 383 Frankstown arenas;
Frank Mersinger. 307 Larimer avenne; Victor
Miller. 221 Frankstown avenue; Anton Menl
kus, 538 Homewood avenue: Thomas Mnlvehill.
704 Tioga street; B. B. McDowell, comer Benn
and Brusbton avenues; Martin J. Belber, Ball-
road street; Wilhelmlra Schoeller, 6379 Penn
avenne; William Van Baren, Penn avenue;
Theodore Weiss, 200 Larimer avenne.
Twenty-second ward Michael Jolce, 33 and
35 Forward a'renne.
Twanty-third ward Frank Blessing. 2290 Sec
ond avenue: Hugh Dngan, 1360 Second avenue;
John Donlon, corner Yada street Foar-Mils
Ban road; Nicholas Delehanty. 1598 Second
avenue: Peter Dncan, 1896 and 18U8 Second
avenue;John FianegaB, 2294. Second, aveauefl
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