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tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
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judicious advertisers succeed.
TOO MUCH ON HMD,
Mr. Christy's Time is So Much
Occupied That He Says He
CHARGES VERBALLY IVIADE
Against the Management of the
Penitentiary at Biverside.
NO INVESTIGATION KOW PBOBABLE.
The Pittsburg Lawyer Write Chairman
Deardea a Letter Which Be Doesn't
Want Published He Thinks the Officers
of the Institution Have Been Taught a
Lesson The Bill Making nn Appropria
tion for the Prison JCot Likely to Meet
With Opposition Statements Blade by
the Legal Gentleman In Ills Own Behalf.
Apparently no charges will be preferred
against the management of the "Western
Penitentiary, and consequently there will
be no investigation of its affairs by the
Legislature. Mr. Dearden has received a
letter from B. C. Christy, Esq., of Pitts
burg, who states that he is too busy to give
the matter his attention now. The bill
making an appropriation for the peniten
tiary passed second reading in the House
tritOM A STAFF COERESrOKDENT.l
Habbisbubg, March 26. Appropria
tion bills on second reading were the order
this afternoon, and Mr. Graham called up
the "Western Penitentiary Appropriation
bill, providing funds for building pur
poses. Chairman Dearden had received in
formation from Pittsburg, and arose im
mediately. He referred to the prominence
that had been given by the Pittsburg
papers to the recent investigation, and the
interest thereby aroused all over the State,
as justifying, in connection with the other
matters that had been brought to his atten
tion, the stand he had taken on the appro
priation. After the debate of last Tuesday, Mr.
Dearden said he had expected to immedi
ately hear something definite from Pitts
burg, but not hearing, had telegraphed on
March 21 to Hon. B. C. Christy, of Pitts
burg, reminding him of his promise to
formulate charges, and asking did he in
tend to fulfill it. The same day be received
An Answer From Mr. Christy,
saying he would write fully the next day,
and that he would keep his promise. On
returning from Philadelphia yesterday,
Mr. Dearden found waiting for him the
PrrrsBUBO, March 23.
Eon. Bobert Dearden:
Sib When I returned from Harrisburg I
found there had been a death of a near rela
tive, and I had to go away, so that my atten
tion was taken from the matter for that week.
Since that time l have been In License Court,
and will be there for at least four weeks yit.
A party who can give the most valuable
information about affairs has been called away
on business, and I cannot tell when he will re
turn. Under the circumstances I believe it to
be best not to take any steps at present, as it
is simply impossible for me to give it any at
tention, and I would not like to stir the matter
up and get left in the end. If the party spoken
of above returns soon, I will then write you
again. I see the bill has passed the House, and
perhaps the end has been accomplished, to
wit to make the management be a little more
careful in the future. When 1 answered your
telegram I thongbt I could get a party to give
the matter some attention, but in this failed.
tVith best wishes, I am, yours truly,
B. C. Cheistt.
"Now then," said Mr. Dearden, "I feel
justified in all X have done. I undertake
to aver afresh that Mr. Christy, in this
House, having come here especially for the
purpose, charged to me against the Western
Penitentiary management, crnelty, misman
agement and corruption. I asked him to
specify these matters in detail, in writing,
and to ask for an investigation. He promised
to do so, and
The Outcome of His Promises
is now before the House. I realize the
-delicacy, of course, of bringing up this,
matter, but do so injustice to myself and as
a measure of fair play and common justice
to those who are perhaps wrongfully ac
cused." Mr. Dearden withdrew his opposition to
the passage of the bill because of these
statements, and left the whole matter in the
hands of the House, to investigate or not,
as deemed best. Mr. Christy's reference to
the bill having passed was an error on his
part growing out of the publication of the
passage of the salary bill for the peniten
tiary. Captain Clay, of the Appropriations Com
mittee, confirmed Chairman Dearden's
statement concerning the purpose of llr.
Christy's visit, and the charges made by
him. " He had been present when Mr.
Christy had made his assertions.
The House, without lnrther debate and
without a dissenting vote, passed the bill on
second reading. It is not likely there will
be an opposition to the bill on third reading,
and the Western Penitentiary will get its
appropriation of $70,000 for building pur
SOT A PUBLIC PEOSECUTOE.
Latryer Christy Writes a Letter That He
Did Not Want Published.
B. C. Christy, Esq., was seen last night
in regard to the letter, and said: "I received
a telegram, from Chairman Dearden, of
the Legislative Appropriation Com
mittee, asking me about charges
against the management of the
"Western Penitentiary. I am not a public
prosecutor, and do not want to appear in
that light, I replied to Mr. Dearden, but no
reference was made to the penitentiary. If
he has made my letter to him public I
consider his action a breach of confidence. I
am too busy with the License
Court, and my private business
to engage in a penitentiary investigation.
Warden Wright is a personal friend of mine
and I do .not believe him guilty of 'any
crookedness. I haveheard of serious charges
against the management of the institution,
but it is merely hearsay, and I decline to
prosecute. If the Legislature wants to in
vestigate they have the privilege of doing
so, but I will not interfere in any way. One
of the persons who makes the charge of
mismanagement is absent from the city at
Mr. Christy declined to talk any further
on the subject, and the nature of the
charges that may necessitate an investiga
tion by the Legislature could not be learned.
A TRIPLE TEAGEDY.
A Business Man of Gnelpb, Onfc, Fatally
Shoots His Wife and Two Daugh-
tcrs He is Caught at Toron-
to, Cool and Uncon
cerned. rSFXCMX. TXXZGRAM TO TOT DISPATCH, t
Guelph, OST., March 26. The flourish
ing town or Guelph was to-day the scene of
one of the most horrible tragedies that has
ever been recorded in Canada. There was
great astonishment when it became known
that W. H. Harvey, bookkeeper for J. "W.
Lyon, a leading merchant, had been arrest
ed for embezzlement. Harvey was a well
known citizen, a superintendent of the
Episcopal Sabbath School and highly re
spected. He was charged with embezzling
540,000, but was at once bailed out. Harvey
was the father of an interesting family, and
a terrible sensation was caused vhen it be
came known that the sequel of the arrest
was a blood-thirsty murder, of which
Harvey was the principal and the members
ot the family, the victims.
Shortly after beinsr bailed out Harvey
proceeded to John Bond & Co.'s ammuni
tion establishment and asked for a revolver.
As he was well known no hesitation was
felt in selling him one. Harvey, who acted
in a perfectly rational manner, chose
a 32-caliber, double action, silver-plated
Smith & Wesson revolver, stating that it
was for a young man whom Lyon had em
ployed to go to Mexico, and that it was to
be charged to Lyon. After purchasing the
revolver he quickly left the store. "When
the news of the charge against him reached
the proprietors they at once notified the po
lice of the revolver incident.
This afternoon the Chief of Police pro
ceeded to Harvey's residence on Woolwich
street. The house was locked np and an
entrance had to be forced. All was silent
as the crave. An examination of the house
was instituted and a horrible discovery was
made. Harvey's fairhaired daughter of 13
was found in her room, dead, with her head
in a pool of blood. In another apartment
his eldest daughter was also discovered.
Life was extinct. Both had been shot. The
body of Mrs. Harvey was found in the
kitchen. She also had been murdered.
A press dispatch from Toronto says: Har
vey, who murdered his wife and two daugh
ters this morning, was arrested here Wis
evening by Detective Black. He was
standing unconcernedly at the corner
of King and Yonge streets, smoking a cigar,
when arrested.. On his person was found a
new five-chambered revolver, with three
empty chambers which had been recently
discharged, and two chambers still loaded.
He is apparently insane.
ODDEST 0BITUABT ON EECOED.
A Centenarian Writes the Inscription That
Will be Cut on Bis Monument.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIP EISFATCH.1
St. Joseph, Mo., March 26. Perhaps
the oddest obituary ever written was that
written by Husselton Compton, who died
here Thursday, at the age of 101 years. It
was dictated by himself on his 96th birth
day, and Mrs. Mary "Walcott penned the
words. Here it is as it will stand on his
Husselton Compton lived to a very great age,
and when he died no one could point a finger at
him and say that man did not try to be honest:
He did try to be honest. He was honest, if his
deeds looked to people what his intentions
looked to his own mind, and no man can do
better than that. He suffered many wronjrs,
owing to the confounded civil war and other
things, but though be was robbed and mal
treated by maltreating someone else, he wonld
have scorned such low-lived, thievish tricks.
He marriea a good woman and raised a large
family of girls and boys; a good provider for
them as ell as for the grandchildren that
came after them. He taught all what was
right, just as his parents did him and his broth
ers and sisters, and if any of them should ever
vote the Abolition ticket he wouldn't be to
Husselton Compton was born of an honorable
marriage. May 17S8, and died (put In the date
when the time comes). Missouri, Kentucky
and far west papers please make note of my
death, that is such papers as are Democratic
A man's name is his own, and he is not bound
to have it in Abolition papers if he don t
Mr. Compton had two sons who served in
Quantrell's band, and the outrages to which
he was subjected by Federal soldiers embit
tered his life.
A WILL IN A ST0EI BOOK.
Not n Very Formnl Affair, but It Fulfills All
rsrECIAX. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.
New Yobk, March 26. A German story
book, "La Bonte, der Trapper," was handed
np to Probate Clerk Tinney, in the Surro
gate's office, to-day. On the inside of the
cover and on the flyleaf he found this writ
ten in lead pencil:
November 23. 1SS8.
I leave ail my monev and house, 414 East
EiEhtj -second street, also my half interest in
the butcher business, 24B Avenue A, New York
City, and all moneys that I may possess, to my
wife and child. My brothers. Christopher and
Charles, to be executors. In case my wife
should die then all my property should go to
my child. This is my last will and testament.
George J. Moser, M. D.
This is not a very elaborate will, and was
apparently written by Dr. Moser, but it was
a better legal document than a more formal
affair which Beal Estate Agent Geinselmann
had Mr. JRoth sign on the next day, shortly
before he died. The purport of both were
the same,- but Mr. Geinselmann, after the
testator signed, went into another room and
got witnesses to sign. The document was
not formally declared to be a will, while the
lead pencil writing was. So the little Ger
man story book is awaiting the day of pro-
ONE CONTEST SETTLED.
The Straggle for the Alliance FostoBee at
ikfzctai. telxqkaii to thx dispatch, j
Alliance, March 26. A telegram re
ceived here from Washington states that the
fight for the postoffice at this place has been
settled by the appointment of Harper Bro
sius. The President sent the nomination to
the Senate to-day. Mr. Brosius was the
soldier candidate, and had been indorsed;
bv the members or the G. A. jr. He
has been hustling with considerable vigor
and presented a very large petition to Con
Alliance had no Democratic postmaster
during tne uieveiana administration. The
term of J. K. Allen expired after Cleveland
was elected, but before he was inaugurated,
and President Arthur reappointed him for
four years, the Senate immediately confirm
ing the nomination. The Pendleton and
Payne factions of the local Democracy
failed to agree on a successor, and that, with
the Civil Service idea,enabled hjm to finish
his term. B. G. Williams was then bt
pointed,but his nomination was one of those
hnng up by the benate preceding March 4.
Allen was'a candidate for another term, to
gether with several other aspirants, but, as
seen, iSrosius gets the plum.
A Monopoly In Clerical Education.
Rome, March 26. A Papal rescript will
be issuedgiving the new Catholic Univer
sity at Washington a monopoly of the su
pervision of the education of the clergy in
EIGHT IN A OHUBOff.
The Bloody End ofa West Virginia Family
Feud An Astonished and Terri
fied Sunday School A
Sceno of Wild
ISTXCIAI. TSLEGIULU TO THXDISFATCM
Uniontown, March 20. About two
years ago a feud arose between Dolph Sis
lerand John Dietrich, well-to-do farmers
living near Stewarts ton, in West Virginia,
over the trespasses of Sisler's hogs. The
feud extended to their families and connec
tions. Pile was added to the feud not long
ago by the Sislers preferring a charge of
illegal liquor selling against Dietrich, who
owns a distillery, but which failed to be
established, and Dietrich was acquitted.
Last Sunday Allan andAlonzoSisler and
George and Flora Dietrich, all nearly grown,
attended the Baptist Sunday school at
Stewartston. Soon the bad blood showed its
elf and the congregation were astonished to
see the youths of each family brandishing
revolvers at each other and starting into a
fight. A scene of wild confusion arose,
women and children screaming and frantic,
and the few men present could not quell the
disturbance. They soon had the church to
themselves and in the desperate fight that
ensued the Dietrich family were badly used
up, George's head being beaten with a re
volver and the other being severely hurt
Assistance arriving, the gang was put to
flight, the Sisler boys fleeing to Union
town yesterday, and are; now thought to be
secreted at one of the numerous coke works
in this region. Blood bespattered the walls
and ceiling of the church, showing the des
perate nature of the contest. Great excite
ment prevails in the neighborhood over the
outbreak and the end of the trouble has not
THE MISTAKE OP A MOB.
It Nearly Lynches a Chinaman for Slaugh
tering a Pig.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Jeeset City, March 26. Jan Lee is a
Chinese laundryman in the Horseshoe. Sat
urday one of his neighbors saw him carry a
bucketful of what to his imagination was
the internal organs ofa child into his back
yard and bury them. Ten minutes later a
report that Lee had murdered a child and
buried it in his back yard spread through
the Horseshoe, and soon there was a mob of
300 in the street in front of Lee's house,
yelling tor vengeance. Lee locked his doors
and hid under a washtub. Finally a tall
man with red whiskers took the lead and
made a rush tor the door. The lock didn t
give. The crowd surged back for another
rush, when Policeman Lowery pushed his
way to the Iront. borne ot tne men torn
him that Lee bad killed a child. Using
his club as a lever he broke the lock and
got into the house. The mob stayed in the
Xee was pulled out from under the wash
tub, jabbering pigeon English. He was
taken to the Grove street police station, fol
lowed by the constantly increasing mob.
The mob blocked the street in front of the
station. Lee trembled like a leaf in front
of the sergeant's desk. He explained that
he had killed a pig and buried its entrails,
and he didn't know why the people wanted
to kill him. Finally a patrolman succeed
ed in explaining to the leaders of the mob
j si, what Lee had done. The crowd melted
awaj, and in half an hour it was safe for
Lee to go home.
A HOEEIBLU WABNING.
The Ghastly White Cap Notice Sent to a
."hfrSCTAttltkOKAilTO TBS btSFATCa.1
F.lm Grove, "W. Va., March 26. There
has been a good deal -of excitement in this
community during the past few days, grow
ing out of a horrible and business-like
"White Cap" warning received by two well
known citizens of the town. A week ago
last Friday Fred Hartlieb, proprietor of
the Stone House Hotel, received a box by
express which had been shipped from some
way station on the Baltimore and Ohio
road, between Wheeling and Baltimore.
Hartlieb opened the box and was paralyzed
at its contents. There was a horrible odor
of decayed human flesh. Inside was a pair
of human ears, two big toes, the second
finger ofa man and a piece of human cuti
cle, about four inches square, on which was
scrawled a warning to leave the place at
once. Hartlieb said nothing to his friends,
but he and his wife were about frightened
to death, and since then, up to last Satur
day, he has been standing guard over his
premises with a rifle, while his wife slept.
Matters drifted along until Saturday night,
when a bundle of hickory switches were
hung on the Hartlieb doorknob, and a
paper posted up again warning him to
THE FAiETTE BOBBERS.
Crlmo Seems to nave Become Epidemic In
f SrZCTAL TELEGRAM TO TnX DISr ATCH.l
Uniontown, March 26. Bobbing ap
pears to be becoming epidemic in Fayette
county. Lewis Hunter was in Uniontown
Saturday, and late at night started for his
home at "White Bock. When beyond
Hoydentown, a mountain hamlet, he
turned into a bridle path through the forest
to shorten his route, and had only proceeded
a short distance when three men sprang out
of the bushes, grasped his horse on each
side and demanded his money. Mr. Hunter
fought, dug his knees into the horse, and
the spirited animal sprang off and started
on a dead run through the forest.
The highwaymen shot half a dozen
rounds alter him, but did not hit him owing
to the darkness. Hunter claims to know one
of his assailants, but has not yet made any
information. It is evident others are profit
ing by the terror inspired by the McClel
landtown band, and, under cover of their
fame, are operating, hoping the blame may
attach to the other outlaws.
A GIEL'S H0EEIBLE PATE.
Every Effort (o Save Her From a Burning
Building Proves Futile.
IHr-ECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISP ATCH.l
Habbisbubo, March 26. At an early
hour this morning the farmhouse and-barn
of Ephraim Laudermilch, at Lyonsville,
were totally destroyed by fire. In attempt
ing to rescue his wife and two children from
the burning house, Laudermilch was prob
ably fatally burned.
Ella Shade, a servant, was sleeping in the
attic, and though every effort was made to
save her, she perished in the flames. When
her body was recovered the flesh of some
parts of it was entirely free from the bones.
The bones of one leg and arm, the skull, and
several teeth .were found lying some distance
from the trunk of the body.
,N0 MONET FOB EELATITES.
A Kentucklan Leaves 830,000 to His Thir
teen Former Slaves.
SPECIAL TZLiaRAM TO TUX OISrATCH.1
JEFFEBSONVTLLE, Ind., March 26.
James Soman, a bachelor of Middletown,
Ky., died some time ago, leaving an estate
of $30,000 and an only relative, a niece.Mrs.
"William Hydron, of this city, but she did
not get anything.
Boman made a will dividing his estate be
tween 13 negroes, who had been his slaves
before the war. Mrs. Hydron is contesting
the will. T
PITTSBUBG, WEDNESDAY, MARCH; 27, 1889.
DEAD MEN DWPT-TAEK
Bnt General Sowders isLoquacioiis'
Enough to. Make Up for
THE EIGHT MEN HE HAS KILLED.
He Cheerfully Acknowledges That He is
EesponsiMe for the '
DEATH OP BOME OP HIS YICT1MB,
Bat Eefases t Father Borne of the Bloody Crimes
laid at His Door.
General Sowders, the Kentucky outlaw,
has been safely lodged in the only brick jail
in the region of his capture. A Dispatch
correspondent obtained an extensive inter
view with the individual who has killed
eight men. He talked pleasantly, and
justified his actions by saying he never sbot
anybody who did not want to shoot him.
tSrECIAI, TELEGRAM TO THX DISPATCH.
COBBIN, Ky,, March 26. There was con
siderable excitement here, when Sheriff
Hargus, of Pineville, and two deputies
stopped off between trains on their way to
Stanford, Ky., where they went to place
General Sowders in the brick jail, all the.
jails in this section being simple frame
structures. Albert Turner, the leader of the
arresting party, and whose father Sowders
is accused of killing, was one of the depu
ties, but, notwithstanding their relations,
Turner, a little fellowwith white hair and
blonde fuzz on his face, was as friendly to
Sowders as if they were fresh acquaintances.
The people here carry whisky with them
in square bottles labeled "bitters," and
Turner's bottle, likewise his tobacco, fre
quently found its way to Sowders' mouth.
It was a rare sightvto see a prisoner, partic
ularly one who has the reputation of having
killed eight men, being taken to jail un-
handcuffed. The Sheriff had handcuffs
with him, but they rested unmolested in the
capacious pockets of his stout trousers, and
to all appearances Sowders was as free as
anybody. The Sheriffs, however, were
walking arsenals, and to a person, unused to
such sights the careless display of their
murderous-looking Colt revolvers started
shivers up and down his backbone.
JUST A SQ.TJIEBEL HUNT
The Dispatch correspondent was intro
duced to Sheriff Hargus, and before learning
that Sowders was in the party, asked, that
official where he was going. The six-footer,
a rather handsome fellow, well-dressed and
nli ltiet ffninf v
Oh. just going on a little squirrel
Afterward, however, he told that he was
taking Sowders to the Stanford jail, and
asked ihe prisoner 'if he wanted to have a
talk with a reporter. General Sowders the
"General" is not a title; that is his given
name a tall, blonde man, with a careless
air, said it din't make any difference to
him, and the circumstances connected with
his arrest were mentioned.
"They've been tryin' to get me for over a
year," said Sowders, "but I've managed to
keep out ot their way. Sometimes I had
tolerably hard times, I can tell
tell you. sleeps
in in the mountains, and
home now and then between days. You
see,both the Tennessee authorities and those.
oi this otate were -aiicr "nrcr an,u a irau va
.wfltchrWlrTlides." Ofiee T had jnst left
home when a dozen men surrounded the
house. I 'was 'within sight of 'em all the
time, bnt I knew the mountains better than
A CLOSE SHAVE.
"I've had 'em ride right by me, so close I
could hear 'em talk. I didn't need to have
been arrested when I was. I had my pistol
ready, and I don't doubt but I could have
fought my way out; but you see I wa3 stop
pin' at Mr. Birch's,and his sick wife and
two childen were there, and some ot them
would have been sure to be killed if we had
got to shootin", so I just give up when they
promised they wouldn't take no advantage
of my being disarmed."
"Are these stories, that you have killed
eight men, true?"
"No. j.diunt Kin iiee xurner, tnougn
that's what I'm arrested -for. I don't know
who killed him. "We had had a quarrel,
and I don't say but I would have killed
him, or him me, whichever had got the
drop; but I didn't know he was in Pineville
the night he was shot"
"It is said you killed your wife's brother.
Is that so?"
"Yes, I shot him; but I had to. He shot
at me and threatened to kill me, so I
thought I'd rather kill him than be killed."
"You said awhile ago that you are wanted
in Tennessee. "What are you wanted there
"I got out of jail at Tazewell once. They
hadn't no right to arrest me, and so when I
got a chance to get out, I got."
"Does this Andrew Johnson, who lives in
Pineville, and who has killed five or six
men, belong to your set?"
"No, sir. Andy Johnson don't belong to
no set as I know of. He's got a bad reputa
tion, and there's lots of people as would
like to get the drop on him, but he's a good
fellow. He hain't killed nobody; he didn't
have to, and he won't. He don't owe no
one, and he's a nice man every way. "Why,
he's been shot several times. He is blind
in one eye now as a result of a shoofln by
one of the men he afterward killed. But
your won't find a kinder-hearted man or a
squarer one in Pineville."
"Sheriff Hargus tells me you are a pretty
good fellow yourself; and that he don't be
lieve you ever shot anybody without pro
vocation." "And he's right about that too. I don't
say I hain't shot several men, but I never
pointed a gun at a man as I didn't know
would drop me first time he got a chance.
I knowed they waslookin' for me. I don't
owe no man anything and there ain't no
body that can say I ever harmed them in
any way'withont they first done me some
"General, can you tell me anything about
any of the-riots of several years ago when
six or seven people were killed?" .
"I don't know anything about them only
by hearsay. A couple of years ago there
was a number of people killed up a meet'in
house on Yellow creek, that's about 12 miles
from Pineville. Meetin' was bein' held
when some men, I expect they were about
half drunk, shot through the windows. Of
course there was more or less excitement,
and a regular fight followed, so they say.
A FIGHT AT CHUECir.
"The people in the church, bein' the
biggest number, got the best ot it, so far as
whippin' was concerned, fur I guess five or
six ot 'em were killed, while only one of the
attackers got hurt I guess that got in the
papers; but there's been a lot of trouble like
that, only not always so bad, that never got
in the papers."
"It will go hard with you to be shut up
inside a brick jail after being in the open
air so much, won't it?"
"I don't think I'll have to stay there
long. I will trvto get a hearin' right soon,
and don't believe they can hold me for kill
ing Lee Turner. Some of my enemies start
ed that story. There's always folks that
don't like men who stand up for their
rights, and some of them started the report
that I shot Lee Turner", but I didn't. Some
of them, too, shot .holes through the win
dows of my father's house, and bothered his
'Stock and crops so he had to sell out and
move to Knox county. I s'pose some folks
might say he was a bad man, but I'll leave
it to Sheriff Hargus or any other man whose
word's good, if my father wasn't as good a
man as there Vas in the county. He was a
TAKEN TO JAIL.
"Well, General, here's our train; I guess
we had better get aboard," said the Sheriff,
and the uncouth and rough looking, though
withal genial, party boarded the Louisville
and Nashville train for Stanford. -
Sowders really bears a fair reputation,
though at times, when under the influence
of drink, he committed some violences. A
story is told of his going into an eating
house along the line ofa new railroad in the
Cumberland Valley not long ago, and or
dering some eggs. A man named McCabe,
working under Contractor John Michals,
formerly of Bergln, Ky,, now of Pineville,
was in the place. Turning to McCabe, Sow
'My friend, come and eat some eggs with
McCabe had a drink or two, and for a
moment forgot he. was addressing General
Sowders, soke said":
"You ask me like a gentleman, andXmay
"I guess you had befter eat these eggs,
and eat all of 'em, too," said the General,
as he leveled one of his formidable revolvers
McCabe caught a glimpse at the ugly
gun, and, trembling in every limb, ap
proached the counter with the remark:
"I guess I am egg hungry after all."
NONE HILLED FOE 36 HOTJBS.
Advices from Pineville say hostilities
have ceased at least for a time between the
warring Turner and Sowder factions in the
Yellow Creek neighborhood, and at present
there are no indications of a renewal. No
one has been killed for at least 36 hours and
interest in the feud is flagging.
The killing of James Burch unmanned
other leaders of the Sowder crowd and so
far as that faction is concerned the war is at
an end unless the Turners start it again.
Alvin Turner's death at the hands of Bnrch
deprived the followers of that young hot
spur of their chief source of revenue and
the people of Bell county seem at present to
tnins that as soon as tne supply ot am
munition now in the hands of the Turners
has been burned the end will have been
Jeff Kin?, who alone survived the last
affray, -hasTieen a fugitive from his former
friends and foes alike, evidence having been
produced to the effect that he robbed the
dead body of his fallen leader, as well as
that of Burch.
ONE MOEE CAPTUBED.
He was captured this afternoon on the
Northern slope of Pine mountain, seven
miles south of Pineville, by Deputy Sheriff
Frank Moss and Thompson, the Marshal of
Pineville, assisted by John and Mark Tur
ner, sons of Ben Turner.
They struck his trail on Clear creek, on
the north side of the mountain, and followed
it across through Bear Wallow Gap. The
pursuing party there learned that they were
close on him, and left their horses and took
to the foothills, and soon "discovered him
slipping along a rocky ledge. Marshal
Thompson called to him to surrender, and
he drew his gun as if to offer fight. The
Marshal and Sheriff both fired at him, and
he fell, and they thought they had struck
him, but he sprang up and ran to a tree.
He then waved his hand in token of sur
render, and they commanded him to unlim
ber his gun and throw it away, which he
did. They then took charge of him and
brought him to Pineville and lodged him
in jail. Harvey Turner is still in jail at
Tazewell, and so far as leaders are con
cerned the Turners seem to be as badly off
as the Sowders.
THE BAN OF BANDITS.
A Murder Eald to Have Been Committed by
a Band of Italian Criminals.
tEPKCIAL TELICEAM TO TUB DISFATCBJ
New Yobk, March 26. The trial of Vin
cenzo Quartararo, for the murder of Anto
nio Flaccomio, under an electric light in
front of Cooper Union, on the night of Oc
tober 14 last, was begun before Becorder
Smyth to-day. The crime was attributed at
the time of its commission to the Mafia So
ciety of Italian bandits, of which there are
traces in New York. Carlo Quartararo, the
prisoner's brother, jointly indicted with
him, has never been captured. It is be
lieved that he did the actual stabbing, and
that he escaped to Italy.
Assistant District Attorney Goff said he
doesn't expect to convict the prisoner of
murder, and thai the witnesses for the pros
ecution deny that they ever heard of the
Mafia. Such denials are common, but an
Italian will testify In this case that his
death was ordered by the Mafia for .giving
information to the Government concerning
an Italian criminal who came to this coun
try. This witness bears a large scar on his
cheek as a memento of his escape. Eleven
jurors were obtained to-day. The case will
go on to-day.
THE JEBDITS IN CANADA.
A Member of Parliament Wants Them De
clared to be Dangerous.
OttatvA, March 26. When the O'Brien
resolutions to pay for the estates of the
Jesuits, were called up in the House of
Commons this afternoon, Colonel O'Brien
moved an amendment declaring that the
Jesuit order is a sect organization, and is
fraught with danger to Canada. He said
that he moved his amendment oVing to the
convictions of his constituents, and what he
believed to be the sentiments of a majority
of the people of the Dominion, although he
was elected as a supporter of Sir John
He spoke at great length in support of his
motion, reviewing the entire history of the
A GHASTLY CONFESSION.
Negroes Who Will Hiring To-Duy
Tell Their Story.
Lebanon, Tenn., March 26. Jim
Turne and Mack Francis, the two negroes
who are to be hanged to-morrow, have con
fessed their crime. They killed Lem Mar
tin at Bound Top August 31, 1888. Martin
was d half-witted, inoffensive young man
who was known by all the negroes of this
It seems that on the evenincr of this
f heathenish atrocity, Martin went to a negro
him about . He was killed for this paltry
sum by the two negroes, who will expiate
their crime to-morrow.
MERELY A FALSE ALARM.
Governor Fornker Not a Candidate
Stanley Matthews' Shoes.
tSPECIAL TELEGKAU TO TUX DISPATCH.
Cincinnati', March 26. '"Are you a
candidate for the Supreme Bench, to sue-'
ceed the late Justice Matthews?" was asked
of Governor Foraker to-dav.
"I am not," was the reply; "I have seen"
it stated that the .Lincoln uiud was urging
my claims for the position, but I know
nothing about it of my own personal
THDEMAN STILL MOVING ABOUND.
TheJadgo Visits the Ohio Legislature and
Is Warmly Wclcomsd.
Columbus, O., March 26. Judge Allen
G. Thurman, accompanied by Judge Pat
ten, of Defiance, visited the House of Rep
resentatives to-day, and were most cordially
received and made speeches of acknowledge
ment. J.udge Patten- is 80 years old and
was Territorial Judge under Andrew Jack-"son.
lABEL'S 'MAD I0YER.
An Illinois Farm Hand, Furious Be
cause He Lost His Situation,
KILLS HIS SWEETHEAET'SFATHEB,
And Plies a Ballet That Causes the Death
I of a Beautiful Girl
AFTEE BIX IEAES OP SUPPEE1NG.
The Murderer Kills Himseir ia Jail, and Bis Body
is Stolen From the Grate.
A story of a cruel, cold-blooded murder is
recalled by the death ofa young girl named
Mabel McGregor, of Ogle county, Illinois.
Six years ago her father was shot dead by a
farm hand named Swartzell, and at the
same time Mabel received the wound which
eventually caused her death. The mur
derer, after a narrow escape from lynching,
committed suicide in jail. His body was
removed from the Potter's field by grave
tSFECIAL TELIOEAMTO TUX DISPATCH.!
Chicago, March 26. Young Mabel Mc
Gregor was buried to-day. She died yester
day from the effects of a bullet that was
lodged in her brain six years ago when the
snow lay deep on the ground in Ogle
county, this Sjate. At that time a tele
phone message to the Sheriff's office at Ore
gon one morning conveyed the, information
that old Farmer McGregor, who lived in a
log house in a lonely district of the county,
had been murdered. Officers and neighbors
went to the place and found the old man in
bed with six bullets in his body. He was
dead. Up stairs the searchers found pretty
14-year-old Mable McGregor with a bullet
in her head. She appeared to beat the
point of death, but careful nursing and a
remarkable vitality spared her life for a
Normal Swartzell worked for the Mc
Gregors. He was a slender fellow about 30
years old. He became passionately fond of
little Mabel. He followed her about the
farm and to her school, and one night the
girl saw his face against the window of her
room. "Old man McGregor was annoyed at
the attentions Swartzell paid to his daugh
ter. He reprimanded the fellow, but this
having no effect, the servant was discharged.
On the Saturday night before the murder
Swartzell went to Bockford to a dance. He
was accompanied by several friends.
fathes and dauohtee mtjbdebed.
About 10 o'clock that night Swartzell left
the ballroom, and after taking several
drinks of whisky, started through the deep
snow to old man McGregor's farm house.
He covered the distance in three hours.
When the maddened lover reached the
house he rapped boldly at the door. Old
man McGregor refused to admit the fellow.
Then Swartzell burst the door open
with his knee and shot at the
aged farmer until his revolver was empty.
Little Mabel, who had been awakened by
the rapid firing, fled down the stairs to the
room where her father lay. She met
Swartzell. nt tne door, -tie snot her in .the
head, and, supposing her to be dead, lied
from the house. 'There were no lights In
the room a where, 'the shooting occurred.
Mabel "recognized her jmurderer by the
flashes from his Revolver. "When she re
gained consciousness the little girl told the
officers that Swartzell had done the shooting.
Two weeks later, after one of the most fa
mous man-hunts in the history of crime in
the West, the murderer was caught in St.
Louis, while On his way to the Indian Ter
ritory. He narrowly escaped being lynched
in Oregon. Then he fell ill. Doctors tried
to save him from the gallows. He cheated
the rope and the law. His death was a mys
tery until the post mortem examination re
vealed the fact that the murderer had delib
erately committed suicide. An old pipe
had been allowed him in his cell, and he
had slowly poisoned himself with the nico
tine from its bowl. He did not rest in
no best in the geave.
His post mortem career was as sensational
as his last days on earth. His relatives
never accepted his body. He was buried in
the potter's field. Ten. days later it was
discovered that grave robbers had emptied
the grave in which he was bnried. Local
physicians were suspected. Then Chicago
medical students were shadowed as the
body snatchers. Five weeks later a naked,
headless body was cast on the shore of
Bock river, a few miles below Oregon. A
coroner's jury was about to return a ver
dict of "death of an unknown man, by un
known means," when the undertaker who
had probed Swartzell, to inject fluids while
the body lay in the jail, testified that the
remains were those of Swartzell. What
was left of the outlaw was carried back and
a second time buried in the same box.
Little Mabel McGregor lingered in in
tense agony until yesterday. The bullet
had lodged in her brain, and she found no
release from her suffering until the surgeons
of the Bush Medical College gave her an
anasthetic preparatory to performing a
heroic operation to recover the missUes. She
FIYE CANDIDATES IN THE FIELD.
ABolt In Each Parly In St. Louis Results In
a Plethora of Tickets.
(SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
St. Louis, March 26. The picturesque
spectacle ot five candidates running for
the office of Mayor will be presented here
next week. Two-are Republican, two Demo
cratic and one Union Labor. Captain D.
P. Slattery was conceded the regular nomi
nation of the Bepublicans on the morning
the convention was held. He rounded up
his delegates and found that he had six
more than he required. Then came the
boodlers. "Votes were bought right and
left and James G. Butler was nominated on
the first ballot. Captain Slattery has the
boodle evidence in his possession, and now
proposes to rnn independent.
Mayor G. W. Allen is conceded the regu
lar Democratic nomination in to-morrow's
convention. Judge E. A. Noonan, who has
a large following, said that if his judges
were ejected from to-day's primaries he
would run independent. They were ejected
and he will probably hold a convention by
himself to-morrow. The situation is very
mixed, and there is no telling who will cap
ture the municipal persimmons.
PIPTI 0E MOEE DE0WNED.
A Crowded Fleasnre bieamer Wrecked on
a Mexlcnn Lake.
City of Mexico, March 26. The
steamer Ocotlan foundered on Lake Chapala
near Guadalajara. A large excursion party
was on board at the time. Fifty bodies
have now been recovered from the wreck, of
the steamer. Efforts are now being made
to raise the steamer, when it isexpected addi
tional bodies will be secured.
They Tried to Cross the Track.
Goshen, iNp., March 26. Bobert Mc
Caffrey and Delia Love, aged about 19 and
20, respectively, while attempting to cross
the Lake Shore Bailroad track in a carriage,
six miles from Goshen, at 11 o'clock last
night, Tvere struck by a west-bound passen
ger train and instantly killed.
FT. PITT FOUNDBY BUBNED
One Entire Side of tho Quadrangle De
stroyed This Morning) Entailing a
Loss of at Least 8100,000 The
Insurance and Other Inci
dents Several Suspi
About 2 o'clock this morning an alarm
was turned in from box 46, located at the
corner of Thirteenth and Penn, and almost
simultaneously the sky in that direction be
came" red with flame. The pattern
shop of the Fort Pitt foundry, owned
by Mcintosh, Hemphill & Co.,
was on fire, and on fire in a manner that
promised its speedy extermination, together
with adjoining buildings. In 20 min
utes the flames were shooting forth
from every window of the pattern shop,
and the heat was so intense that it could
hardly be borne at a distance of 100
feet. The first alarm was speedi
ly followed by others, as soon
as the nature of the conflagration became
apparent, and the fire department was
called in from every quarter of the city.
HOW THE FIEE STABTED.
M. J. Bakey, the night watchman em
ployed by the firm, was seen by a Dispatch
reporter, and in response to questions, said:
""How do you think the fire originated?"
asked the reporter.
"I suppose that the only way it could have
started was from the cupola. That
was the only fire in the building that I
know of. The foundry Is operated in the
day time, but not at night, and I was the
only person on the premises.
"I made my rounds at 1 o'clock, and at
that hour there was no sign of any fire. Short
ly before 2 o'clock I saw a light in
the pattern shop, and immediately started
to pull the alarm. Bnt I dis
covered that my key would not work,
and had to run for a policeman. I finally
found one, and he sent in the alarm. It
seemed to me that the Fire Department was
a long while getting here.
FOUB SUSPECTS ABBESTED.
This morning at 2:30 o'clock Officer Ed
Cross arrested three suspicious characters
on Market street. When taken to the
Central station they gave their names
as George Merriman, Lew "Walters and
John Keylor, and said they worked in
Macbeth's glasshouse, on the Sonthside.
Shortly after the same officer brought in a
man who gave his name as Curtis Snyder.
He had not been able to give account of
himself to the officer. Whether any ot these
men had anything to do with the great fire's
origin can, as yet, be only a matter of con
jecture. VALUE OF TnE BUILDINGS.
According to the statement of a
gentleman employed in the office of
the foundry, the entire build
ings were ' insured for about
5110,000, the amount being placed in
sums varying from $5,000 to 915,000
with local agencies. Among the
companies are the Phoenix, Frank
lin and Western Pennsylvania The
value of the building in which the fire was
started is estimated at about $40,000.
The value of the patterns, machinery and
other material destroyed could not be esti-
tnfttid nffliftnd. hnt this 1or nnnlri nnt fail
I to be very heavy.
THE VALUES iTATTEBNS SAVED.
At 3 o'clock this morning the fire was
under control; but it required hard work
on the part of the firemen to save the
large three-story building that was used as
a storeroom. This building contained sev
eral hundred thousand dollars' worth of
A wall fell in shortly before 3 o'clock,
and one of the firemen, Melvin Harvey, of
the Seventh Avenue Company, was struck
by a piece of timber and seriously
hurt. He was promptly removed to the
West Penn Hospital. The injured man
lives on Center avenue.
THE LAST BITES.
Justice Matthews' Remain Laid to Res
In Spring Grove Cemetery Many
. Distinguished Persons
Cincinnati, March 26. The burial of
Stanley Matthews, late Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court of the United States,
was a simple, beautiful ceremony. The re
mains arrived this morning and were taken
by rail to the cemetery station of Winton
Place, where the Undertaker's hearse and 26
carriages met the train. At Spring Grove
Cemetery a very large assemblage of friends
and acquaintances of the distinguished dead
The burial service of the Protestant
Episcopal Church was used, the rector be
ing the Bev. Dr. Pise, of Glendale. The
day was delightfully clear and balmy, and
the assemblage at the grove was one of
more than ordinary interest. Beside the
members of the family and the Justices of
the Supreme Conrt and others from Wash
ington, there were present Governor For
aker, Lieutenant Governor Lyon, members
of the Ohio Senate, a 'committee of the
House of Bepresentatives.Henry "Watterson,
from Louisville; Marat Halstead, ex-Presi-
dent Hayes, and a committee of the Ohio
Commandery of the Loyal Legion.
The latter placed on the grave the usual
emolem of a white pillow of flowers with
the words: "Loyal Legion," in purple.
Flowers from the President and Mrs. Harri
son and from the district committee of
Columbia Commandery were also left at the
grave. The family went to Glendale after
the ceremony, and the others came to the
city and will return to "Washington to-night.
OLD D1EECT0ES EE-ELECTED.
The Annual Official Meeting of the Penn
Philadelphia, March 26. More than
usual interest was manifested in the elec
tion for Pennsylvania Bailroad directors
to-day, and the result was a larger vote
than has ever been cast. The present
Board of Directors was re-elected without
opposition. The vote was 773,139 shares;
60,000 were of American stockholders and
213,000 of European and foreign holders.
GOING TO SEE BISMAECE.
The American Commissioners on Samoan
Affairs Sail April 13.
NeW Yobk, March 26. Ex-Congressmen
William "Walter Phelps and John A.
Kasson, and Mr. Bates, of Delaware, Com
missioners to represent the United States at
the Samoan conference at Berlin, have en-
fased passage on the Cunard steamship Urn
ria, to sail from here on April 13.
H0N0ES P0E GE0TEE.
The Ex-Fres!dental Party Are Being Well
Entertnined In Cuba.
Havana, March 26. Ex-President
Cleveland and party returned to-day from
Santa Bosa, to which place they went yes
terday. This evening Captain General
Salamanca gave a dinner in honor of ex
President Cleveland. All the members of
his narty-attended. The other guests were
the high officers of Cuba.
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Judge White Calls a Saloon!
Man's Attention to a Youth's
Drink and Insanity,
107 SEEKERS FOR LICENSE
Go Through the Inquisition so Bap
idly as to Break the Eecord.
A PENtOETBAlT OF THE FBONT E0W.
The Sonthslde's Blbnloua PtocIItI tie Raked
Up by His Honor He -Pilches Into
Rhnlandt and the Lotus Club for Keeps
One Man Who Could Only Exclaim la
Reply to Queries The Mountain Dls-
trlcts Next on the Judge's Invitation'
Card Reformers Qalte Inactive for u.
There have been some biting judicial ut
terances in the License Court, at one time
and another, in addressing men who con-
fessed, after dodging, that they had broken
the laws. Of all these utterances yester
day's closing one was most impressive. It'
was the climax in a melodramatic-situation.
A boy's drink and insanity, worse than
death, were laid by His Honor at the door
of the saloon, in a manner to be remem
bered. There were 107 applicants from the
Sonthside heard yesterday. It beats the
record. The Lotus Club and Mr. Bhu
landt were scored severely by His Honor.
It was a long, hard day, One hundred
and seven applications were heard. Only
80 have gone through on average big days.
"When the court adjourned everybody was
tired. The number of spectators was un
usually large and noisy. The applications
were all from the Sonthside. The quantity
of beer which is consumed on the Sonthside
is surprising. Almost every applicant ad
mitted he had purchased beer in some way
or other during the year.
Many have applied; but it is feared few
will have been chosen when roll call comes
next May. Some will have fallen by the
wayside, and the result will be surprising.
His Honor proposes to cut down the nunv. -ber
of saloons on the Sonthside.
The silence of the "W. C. T. U. and the
Law and Order Society regarding that sec
tion is surprising. It looked ominous at
first; but they took but little part In tha'
the longest list.
The applicant: heard yesterday were: -Twenty-fourth
ward Richard M. Arthur,
2710 Carson street; George F. Coleman, .2S33
Carson street; Joseph Dleterle. Jr., 3022 Carson .
street; David P. Evans. 2702 Josephine street;
Michael -Kud, 2S02 Carson street: Henry
Gestlehr, corner Sarah and South Twenty
eighth street: William Hirt, 2715 Sarah street;
Martin Heck, 2916 Jane street: NIcklaus Hary,
corner Jane and Twenty-eighth streets; Fred
erick Kraus. 2SiS Carson street; JohnB-Lutz,
2719 and 2721 Carson street; Michael Leofsxy,
2907 Sarah street; Edward Manl. 3329 Carson
street; Thomas Murpny, 2731 Carson street;.
John McFarland. 2731 Carson street; James
McDermott, 2306 Carson street; John P. Smyth,
2913 and 2915 Carson street; Stephen Schmltt,
2715 Jane street; John P. Trautman, 3021 Carson
street; Frederick Wirt h-2910 Carson street;
'Owen Waters, 2739 Carson street,
Twenty-fifth ward Henry Ahreoboltz, 2312
Carson street; Henry Becker, 2130 Carson street;
JacobBraun.2301 Sarah street; Frank Comtesse,
79 Twenty-second street: Elizabeth Coxon,
corner Sidney and Twenty-Sfth streets: Jans
Craig, 2319 Carson street; Thomas Carter. 2103
Carson street: Peter Fromm, 36 South Twenty
seventh street; Louis Funk, 2401 Josephine
street; Frank Helllg, 2118 Carson street;
Andreas Kunzelman, 40 Twenty-second street;
Louis Sorb. 23 South Twenty-seventh street;
Phillip Kelly, 2626 Carson street; Sophia Meyer.
2311 Carson street; Samuel M. McDonald, 21K2
Carson street; Kate Nehren, 2529 and 2S31
Carson street; Doretha ScbeidemanteL 2630
Carson street; Simon Selferth, 2506 Carson
street; Frederick Slgwartb, 123 and 125 Twenty
first street: John L-Uchott, 2133 Carson street;
Bernard Schmid, 2308 Sarah street; Bernard '
Remark, 137 Twenty-first street; John Base,
corner Jane and Twenty-second streets;
Charles H. Udick, 2131 Carson street; George
Walker, 113 Twenty-fifth street; Lorenz
Walker, 2211 Sarah street; August Weil, 2406"
Jane street; John Weber, corner Twenty
seventh and Sarah streets.
THBEE OTHER 1VABTJS.
Twenty-sixth ward Jacob Anienbacher, Jn,
108 "Eighteenth street; Anton Artman, 173
South Nineteenth street; Leonard Burgart,
136 South Twentieth street; Frederick
Buebler. 1931 Carson street; Louis Bnch
ner, 151 South Eighteenth street; Charles
B. Dietz, 1919 Jane street: Timothy
Doyle. 31 Eighteenth street; Freder
ick W. Drewes, lSll'Carson street; Reinhardt
Dipper, 140 Eighteenth street; Christian Engel,
2021 Josephine street; Frederick Hoffman. 127
Seventeenth street; George Jung; 113 Sonth
Nineteenth street; George Kunkel, 1800
Josephine street; Henry Lipps, 137
South Nineteenth street: Joseph D. McCarthy.
53 South Seventeenth street; Charles Boh
landt, 117. Sonth Eighteenth street: Mar
garetta Ranch, 2024 Sarah street;
John Rudolph, 1827 and 1829 Sarah street; J.W.
Ruhlandt, 1832 Carson street; Henry M. Sell.
182 Josephine street; Henry Straucb, 2001 Car
soa street; John Satter, 61 Nineteenth street:
John Stafford, 43 Nineteenth street: Franx
Tompel. 158 Twentieth street; Henry W. Vieh
man. 1723 Carson street: Martin Voetsch, cor
ner South Twenty-first and Jane streets.
Twenty-seventh ward Wendell Daub, cor
ner Mr, 'Oliver and Sharon streets; Gustav
Friedel, ISO Arlington avenue; Louis J. Geltz
hlser. Jr.. 167 Pius street; Joseph Hock. 163
Pius street; Louis Hoer, 10 Pius street; Theo
dore Jnngman, 33 Mt. Oliven Lorenz Manx, 107
Pins street; Frederick Staudt.Washinjrton ave
nue; Michael Weinbauer, 223Washlngton ave
nue. Twenty-eighth ward T. and A. Bodenhagen,
1401 Carson street; John Bercher, 107 South
Twelfth street: John Callaghan. 49 Fifteenth
street; John Diemer, 72 South Fourteenth
street; John F. Donahue. 1609 Carson street;
Frederick Dietz, 1311 Sarah street; John.
Fischer, 128 Seventeenth street: C S.Kennedy,
1321 Carson street; Fritz Kauffeld. 1506 and 15C3
Carson street: Fred W.Klpbeh, 1201 Sarahr
street: Peter J. Keitz, 51 Sonth Fifteenth street;
Jacob Miller, 145 South Twelfth street Edward -Moritz,82
South Fifteenth street; Terrenco.
Murphy, 1407 Carson street; Jacob Roth, 1221 1
Carson street; John Schuetz, 16 Thlrteentb;
street; Adrian Wasserman, 1210 Sarah street;
John Wilson, 1209 Carson street; John Thren
hauler, 1. 2 and 3 Diamond square; A. Zimmer
man, 1207 Carson street. :
A GLIMPSE OP THE BOW.
Previous to that brief spell when life, for
the future caterers to publio appetites is
but a hollow mockery and things are not'
what they seem, they are seated in a row of
chairs, facing the Judge. An old English
writer devoted his lifetime to a work In which"
1 he endeavored to teach the world that a, man's