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1 BRMDJEW DEAL
William Flinn Takes Charge of
the Politics of Alle
MR. MAGEE'S HANDS FREED
That He May Show Chairman Quay
His Ability as a Eighter
IN THE ARENA OP STATE POLITICS
The New Lender Given n Chance to Show
tbe StnnHe Is Made or-His EITons Ap.
proved and He is Virtually in Command
air. Mas.ee Will Go lo Europe, and Will
Not Take Fort in tbe Fall Cninonicn
Next Year lie Will Do His Best, Wben n
Number of Important llii.ss Arc to be
Attended to Courting Defeat en Senate
Bill No. 70 Why Cox Wns Permitted to
"Win. Flinn was permitted to show the
stuff he is made of and as a result ol the
Magee victory of Saturday will hereafter
have charge of the politics of the county
under Mr. Magee, whose hands will here
alter he left free to engage in the weighty
task of winning the State from Quay.
There is a new deal in Allegheny county
politics. William Flinn is in control, but
he has not quarreled with Mr. Magee. Far
Local papers opposed to C. L. Magee dur
ing the past week industriously gave pub
licity to the report that Mr. Magee and Mr.
Flinn had had a serious difference. Mr.
Magee denied it and Mr. Flinn denied it on
its first appearance and subsequently, hut
that made no difference in the positiveness
with which the story was restated. Even
so recently as yesterday morning the
tale was freshly aired. The Republican
politicians who tried with all their might
during the past week to wrest the local
management from Mr. Magee not only
countenanced the story but labored in many
instances to make it appear true. The de
nials of Messrs. Flinn and Magee only had
the effect on them to make them redouble
their efforts to prove the truth of their alle
gations. They had for their justification
the undeniable fact that Mr. Magee was less
active than usual in the political contest in
irogress and that Mr. Flinn was devoting
ore attention to the general details and the
active work of the campaign than was his
The Trne Season
for this was not at once understood. Hence,
5bosT p&'9Jvnp at 4Quelnitm.iiiade"Up'
Ltheir minds that Mr. Magee had been forced
-on the retired list and that, thoroughly dis
gusted with his lack of success and his (to
use a stereotyped expression) relegation to
the Tear, he had thrown up both hands and
was going to Europe, a broken-hearted
man." What made this view more readily
accepted among those who industriously
circulated it is the circumstance that the
fact would have been very acceptable to
them. The wish was father to the thought,
in a very large measure, and so blinded
To understand the reasons for the new
deal some other things must be called to
mind. It is well known that in the last
Bepublican State Convention Thomas V.
Cooper submitted to a compromise which
was in effect a defeat, and permitted Senator
Quay to name the State Chairman. There
lias always been a claim that there were
enough votes in the convention to have
made Mr. Cooper chairman, and that he
was either too easily frightened or received
a reward or promise of reward that he con
sidercd ample compensation. However
that may be, the facts remain that Mr.
Cooper did not consult Mr. Magee before
taking the decisive step, and that his action
A Triumph of Quay
over Magee. Mr. Quay's object was to
eliminate Mr. Magee as a factor in State
politics, and he has been industriously
laboring to that end. He had the last Leg
islature so set up that nothing Mr. Magee
wanted could pass. Wherever a Magee
head appeared the order was to hit it, and
the order was faithfully and painstakingly
obeyed. So thoroughly had Mr. Quay's
followers done their work that, to all ap
pearances, Mr. Magee s political influence
was confined to the city of Pittsburg and to
a minority in the county of Lancaster.
Flushed with these various successes the
last step in the Quay plan of campaign was
to invade Mr. Magee's stronghold and cap
ture it The attempt was made last week
and in the decisive engagement at the pri
mary election on Saturday afternoon, it
failed. The apparent issue, as made by the
Quay lieutenants, was a change in the new
county rules, but this was only a very
gauzy mask for the real issue. Everybody
understood what that was, and everybody
acted accordingly. The man who voted
simply made a choice between Quay and
The Gnmc That Is Afoot.
Mr. Magee, as is very well known, has
large and varied business interests. It is a
physical impossibility for him to give these
proper and necessary attention and at the
same time give both local and State politics
that amount ot his time absolutely requisite
to maintain his prestige. Mr. Quay has not
permitted business to intcrlere with politics
and hence has become pre-eminent as a
politician. Mr. Magee sees the point and
lias taken , steps accordingly. His long
association with -Mr. Flinn in business and
politics has given him a proper appre
ciation of that gentleman's abilities in both
lines. Mr. Flinn has been one of Mr.
Magee's most faithful lieutenants and
promises to long continue-as such. In the
new deal that has been made9, Mr. Flinn is
to take charge of the politics of Alleghenv
county, thus leaving Mr. Magee free to
enter the arena of State politics and contest
on more even'terms with Mr. Quay. The
final test of Mr. Flinn's ability to bear
bit; (share of the burden was made last j
week when Mr. Magee transferred to his
shoulder the greater part of the burden of
the fight against Colonel Baync and the
other lieutenants of the silent man from
Beaver. With the result Mr. Magee is
more than satisfied, while Mr. Flinn is jubi
lant Henceforth, therefore, the latter will
look after Allegheny county, while Mr. Ma
gee will go once more into the larger arena
of the State,from whichhe had been crowded,
and contest with Mr.Quay for the supremacy.
This JTcar nnd Next.
Mr. Magee, however, proposes to let mat
ters take their course this year. He will
not interfere with Speaker Boyer's candi
dacy for the State Treasurership. The
delegation from Allegheny county to the
State Convention will be for Boyer.aud Mr.
Flinn will see to it that he gets Allegheny
county by a handsome majority. Mr. Quay
will have to take care of the rest of tbe
State. On July 10 Mr. Magee will sail for
Europe, and if he gets home before the fall
election it will only be in time to vote.
Senator Cameron is in Europe, and while it
cannot be said Mr. Magee is going across
the water to see him, it is not likely the two
will avoid politics should they meet
Next year there is a Legislature, a Gov
ernor and a Lieutenant Governor to elect,
'ilthe Legislature will choose a United
S ites Senator to succeed Senator Cameron.
Mr. Magee will be at home this winter and
next summer will not be in Europe.
Mr. Magee does not, regret the manner in
which Colonel Quay's lieutenants played
football with him in the last Legislature.
In fact, when he returned from Harrisburg
after the final and crushing defeat of Senate
bill No. 70. he explained to a friend that
the treatment he received was exactly what
he courted. He expected the Quay people
to jump on him with all their feet, and they
Mr. Macee'n Philosophy.
"Sometimes," said Mr. Magee to this
friend, "a lot of school boys will all jump
on one of their number and give him an un
merciful drubbing. They will kick him
and pound him to their hearts' content; but
while they are doing it they are certain to
create sympathy for him,andhe will receive
assistance that will turn the tables on them.
I had no idea at any time that the bill was
going through. I made the effort to force
them to do just what they did."
Mr. Magee, as everyone understands, is a
practical politician of the most practical
sort He is no sentimentalist, and believes
firmly that whatever a man gets in the
matter ot office he should be made to earn.
Because Mr. Magee believes that way,
John F. Cox did not get the nomination for
District Attorney. The story told is that
no abso1rite promise was made Mr. Cox that
he shoul have the nomination, and that he
was let go simply because it was found that
he could not take care of himself, much less
aid the Magee organization in its fight for
the County Committee.
State Chairman Andrews left the city
yesterday morning. Simpson.
THE FIGHT IN ALLEGHENY.
Candidates Hastllng for Totes No Material
Chance In the Situation How They
Spent Sunday Complications
Which Have Arisen.
The contest on the Northside is more inter
esting and complicated than it was on Satur-
43 V. nightjOnndidatorwere Insy-yesterday
searching for delegates to secure pledges;
but delegates were hard to find.
Some of them are only pledged
to two or three candidates and as they each
have the privilege of voting for ten men
there may be some changes when the votes
are cast to-morrow. The apportionment as
made out may not be strictly adhered to,
and some wards will likely have one or two
more members, while other wards will have
a less number.
It was hinted yesterday that some new
uuuuiuaira wouia oe sprung to-dav in
First Legislative district and all
would be strictly Magee men, as that
taction will have a majority in the conven
tion. Several delegates who were on the
fence Saturday have openly declared for
the Magee side, but this does not mean an
indorsement of the present rules. Not a
candidate for a seat in the committee conld
be found yesterday who favored the present
ruies. most oi tneni seemed to lavor the
abolishment of the delegate system entirely
and the adoption of the Crawford county
Several lively tilts between leading poli
ticians occurred yesterday and in one or two
cases blows would have been struck had it
not been for the interference of friends.
A strange feature of the contest is that
persons who fought each other bitterly dur
ing the Councilmanic election and in the
Chairmanship election are pulling together.
As is known Health Officer Bradley champ
ioned the election of James Hunter and
aided in unearthing and pushing the brib
ery charges against E. B.'Scandrett He is
now supporting him for a position in the
committee. Chairman Hunter is not tak
ing a hand in the contest nnd has
not been near the City Hall during the
past two days. Several persons who op
posed him for Chairman are on the slate in
his district and have no opposition. None
of the politicians who were asked how this
change was brought about could explain it
The friends of JohnN. Neeb, against
whom a bitter fight was made, canvassed the
district yesterday and are more sanguine
than ever. They believe he will lead the
ticket and have fully 1,000 votes to spare.
County Detective Langhorat, Street Com
missioner Meese, Hugh Kennedy and
Daniel T. Mulvey will also land as winners
with many more votes than they need.
THE QUAY CONTINGENT.
Chalrmnn Andrews nnd His Friends Claim
a Big Victor Tho Chairman De
nies Thnt lie Took a Hand
In the Recent Fight.
Chairman Andrews was seen at his room
at the Seventh Avenue late Saturday night
With him were Sam Warmcastle, James
Bradley, Edwin F. Hayes, N. P. Beed and
When Chairman Andrews was asked
what he thought of tbe light he replied: "I
don't know anything abont it I do not
know what the returns show, but I
feel sure we have made a sweep
ing victory. My friends here claim that
we carried the first district in Allegheny
and tbey claim one-half the men on the
County Committee. As for myself I am not
at all interested in the fight."
"But Mr. Magee says it is a home rule
victory for him, against.outside influence."
"I don't care what Mr. Magee may say or
insinuate. Lrepeat again, as"I have before,
that I have been in the city on private busi
ness, and I have not taken a hand in this
Mr. Warmcastle was found lying on a
sofa taking matters very coollv. Hp &
anxious to know what the returns were from
McKeesport Speaking of the battlef he
said: "We did
not mace anv effort
to carry Pittsburg. I knew it was us
to throw myself against a stone -i
i.ast Tuesday I set up
gates in the East End for
purpose of diverting the other sida frn
country districts, and the plan unco
nicely. J. Know 1 kept Mr. Flinn h
for 48 hours in his own ward. We claim
half of the County Committee.and when the
returns from the country districts come in
the truth of this claim will be seen. I am
not at all surprised at the result in the
East End. Our delegates were hardly
known, so short was the time they had been
placed before the people. We have carried
the war into the enemy's camp with a ven
geance, and won."
John Neeb was discovered going home
after midnight "It is the biggest victory
Magee ever won in the county," he said.
"We expect them to pull down some
of our delegates to-day. but that plan won't
work. They worked against me personally,
but I had no trouble to get there. "
ANDEEWS POLLS OCT.
He Goes Homo When He Hears tho Result
of the Election.
State Chairman Andrews left for home
early yesterday morning, after spending a
week at the Seventh Avenue Hotel. He
denied to the last that he had come here to
take a hand in the local political fight He
claimed that he was not interested in tfae
result, and whatever it might be he was sat
isfied. THE CIRCUS LOOSE.
A Railroad Train Mrnclt tho Wagons.
Freeing tbe Animals Wolves, Lions and
Panthers Roaming About Chicago (
Streets One Man Injured.
Chicago, May 19. Th;o gray wolves, a
mountain lion and a panther had a brief
spell of liberty, and for half an honr ex
plored the streets of Chicago last night at
their will. The passenger train on the Chi
cago and Evansville Bailroad had dashed
past the intersection of Division and Hal
sted streets just as the wagons belonging to
a circus were crossing. The train struck
one of tbe vehicles, loaded with wild ani
mals, and smashed it to atoms, throwing the
driver a distance of 15 feet.
He was stunned by the shock and lay un
conscious on the street while the former oc
cupants of the wagon, liberated from the
various compartments.scattered in all direc
tions. Their howls were taken up by tbe
animals in the other wagons and a horrible
medley resulted. A panther and several
other animals were stnnned by the collision,
but two of the largest wolves, another
panther and a mountain lion made a break
ibr liberty. The wolves went down Divis
ion street at a brisk run and finally secreted
themselves in an alley.
The panther and lio'n ran down the tracks
to a lumber yard, where they also were lost
sight of. The wolves were discovered first.
They were in a corner, and the circus people
had them speedily in hand. It was a differ
ent matter vita the larger animals. A long
search finally revealed them crouching on
the top of a lumber pile, where their cap
ture was no easy matter.
At last, however, they succumbed to the
influeree of the whips, and were carried by
the circus men and submitted to imprison
ment in an undamaged cage. The few citi
zens who caught sight of the beasts had a
bad scare. Fortunately the district is not
thickly populated and there were not many
people on the streets. The injuries of the
driver were severe but not fatal.
EEDDCED FAEES FOE AOTOES.
Theatrical Manngers Will Ask Concessions
Prom the Inter-State Camm'sslon.
special telegram to the dispatch, j
New Yobk, May 19. Ever since the
inter-State commerce law was enacted
theatrical managers have complained of its
effect upon their business. Under it rail-
rosd' companies have- been compelled" to
charge theatrical parties full fares, whereas
a liberal reduction was granted before.
Besides, extra rates are now charged
on all excess of baggage and
scenery carried by theatrical troupes,
so that manv managers have been obliged
to withdraw their companies from the road.
Manager Edward E. Bice, who has three
traveling theatrical companies has invited
all the managers in this country who are
opposed to the working of the inter-State
commerce law to a meeting at the Madison
Square Theater, Monday, May 27, at 1 p.
M. It is proposed that the managers organ
ize a protective association and employ an
attorney to represent them before the Inter
State Commission, in the hope of getting
some concession before the opening of the
next dramatic season.
"We have to pay the same railroad fares
as any private citizen," said Mr. Bice to a
Dispatch reporter to-day. "Traveling is
a part of our business, and if the people of
Western cities want to see our plays as well
presented as they are in New York, the rail
road companies ought to be able to afford
special rates to the theatrical profession.
The Inter-State Commerce Commission
should relax its vigorous policy and allow
us some rights. A drummer traveling for a
wholesale house is entitled to a mileage
book, but a railroad company cannot sell a
mileage book to a dramatic troupe ot 50
ONCE M0EE IN THE FOLD.
A Southern Episcopal Church Sustains Its
Delegates In Their Action.
tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Charleston, S. C.,May 19. The negro
bobbed up serenely again to-day in St
Philip's Episcopal Church. It will be re
membered that St. Philip's delegates led
the secession from the Diocesan Convention
in 1887. At the convention held early in
May, this year, a compromise was agreed
upon by which the sitting colored clergyman
was allowed to remain, but that no other
need apply. Several of St Philip's dele
gates accepted the compromise and returned
to the convention. The others refused to
agree, and the fight was between these two
A meeting of the congregation was held
to-day, after service, and the matter was
warmly discussed. Finally a resolution
was passed indorsing the action of the dele
gates who returned to the convention, and
thus St. Philip's, which is 'the oldest and
pernaps ua ncnesi pansn in tne diocese,
returns to the fold after an absence of three
years. The seceders, it is thought, will
secede from the parish and join some other.
Chief Justice Fuller attended the services
at St Philip's to-day, but of course did not
-participate in the discussion.
STEUCK FOE FEESH AIE.
Girls In a Mill Object to Bavins the Win
dows Closed in Hot Wrnther.
tSPECUAL TELEQRAM TOTHEDlSPATCn.J
Bockvxxle, Conn., May 19. A pecul
iar state of affairs exists in the silk mill ot
Belding & Co. at this pjace. Twenty-five
girls have gone out of the doubling room on
a strike, Aot on account of pay, with which
they are' perfectly satisfied, bnl thev have
struckor fresh air. The mill is buflt near
the stoop line of the street and manv people
passthe mill at all hours of the day. The
dou&ling room is on the ground floor and
the Superintendent has ordered that the
windows be kept closed because the girls
Day more attention to the passersbv than to
their work. This the girls deny, and the
last lew aays oj extreme not weatner with
the windows closed has made the room a
The girls protested against the uncom
fortable state of the atmosphere and the
liability to sickness in the close and vitiated
air and have struck. This will cause the
doublers, over 100 in number? to shut down
as soon as the stock in hand is worked up.
There are 400 persons employed in the mill,
most of them girls, and they threaten to
support the doublers unless the windows
a,re kept open and the room made more'
PITTSBURG, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1&89.
When the Heavy Fog That Caused
and Hid it Was at length Lifted.
SOME PERILS OP OCEAN TRAVEL.
Two Big Steamships Crash in Each Other's
Thick Iron Sides, and
A PILOT BOAT IS SUNK BI A LINEE,
Crowning Iwo Poor Fellows Who Failed to Hake
Their Escape in a Tawl
Saturday's heavy fog, that settled over
New York bay, caused more damage than
was anticipated. When it cleared up, yes
terday noon, a number ot ocean steamers
put into their piers for repairs or to report
disaster. One pilot boat was sunk by a
Frenchliner, and two men wero drowned.
Two big steamers ran into each other and
crashed in their iron sides.
rSrECUL TELEGRAM TO THE DI8FATCH.1
New Yoke, May 19. The fog lifted
enough this morning to disclose that it had
hid disaster. The French liner La Nor
mandie had sunk a pilot boat and drowned
two men; two outward-bound steamships
made their way back to their piers with big
boles in their sides, and reports of minor
The outward-bound steamers began to
crawl seaward soon after daylight The fog
lessened in density enough to increase the
radius of vision to about a ship's length,
and La Normandie, the Werra and Ethi
opia slowly found their way beyond the
region of mud banks to the open sea. The
unlucky Servia was not far behind. She
had rested softly in her bed of mud for
nearly 12 hours. She suffered not in tho
slightest damage, and at 7 o'clock in the
morning Cunarder Etru.ia, in-bound,
passed her proceeding on her way East.
NONE IN UNTIL NOON.
Not until about noon did the inward
bound steamers begin to cross the bar. Then
tbe Celtic, the Etruria, the Augusta Vic
toria, the Marsala, the City of Chicago and
La Champagne came up the harborin a fine
The Normandie sank the pilot boat
Charlotte Webb at 1130 o'clock Saturday
night eight miles off Sandy Hook. Pilot
Alexander Scott was in charge of the deck,
when, at 11 o'clock, the boat lay becalmed.
About 15 minutes later he heard theNor
mandie's whistle and feared she was bear
ing down upon them. He ordered a torch
burned, and the fog horn was kept going
frequently. The next blast ot La Norman
die s whistle indicated her rapid approach.
and Scott fired a bomb which he says should
have been heard on the steamer. Ten
minutes after she was first heard La Nor
mandie was close at hand. Scott fired an
other bomb, burned another flash light and
ordered the yawl cleared away.
SENT TO THE BOTTOM.
The oncoming steamship could be heard
rapidly approaching. Scott and five others
jumped into the yawl and prepared to shove
off. A moment later the lights orihe
steamship Ioomedup, ft seemed"Wglff over
the heads ot those on the pilot boat Scott
and his companions saw them just in time
to give the yawl a push from the side of the
boat when the crash came. The Nor
mandie's sharp bow, like the knife of an
enormous guillotine, cut off the forequarter
of the Charlotte Webb, and sent her to the
bottom in less than three minutes. The
yawl bearing Scott and his companions was
The five men remaining on the Charlotte
Webb were also swept from the deck by the
collision, and tbe entire company of 11 men
were struggling in the water. La Norman
die stopped as soon as possible, lowered a
boat, and made search for the survivors.
But it was more than half an hour before
the rescuers reached the drowning men.
Two of them had
GIVEN UP AND GONE DOWN.
Thev were Captain Albert C. Malcom,
one of the best known pilots in New York
harbor, who has sailed these waters 40 years,
and Charles Fitzgerald, a boatkeeper, who
had served on the Charlotte Webb for a
The two big steamers which tried to go to
sea on Saturday and are back at their
wharves with gaping wounds in their iron
sides are tbe (JomaL, ot the Mallory .Line,
and the Guyandotte, of the Old Dominiou
Line. The Comal left her pier in, the East
river about 4 o'clock. She was bound for
Galveston. The Guyandotte got off for
Norfolk at 5.10.
"There nas a little fog up here when we
started," said Captain J. A. Kelley, of the
Guyjndolte, to-dav, "but as We got down
the bay it came rolling in in solid chunks.
I sighted the Bay Bidge buoy before it shut
down around us, and we were about ten
minutes' run beyond it when I heard the
fog bell on a vessel at anchor at starboard.
We had been running slowly from the start,
but after the fog became so heavy that it
shut out all view, I had the speed reduced
until we had only just steerage-way on.
about ready to anchor.
"When we heard the bell I was about maK-
ing up my mind to anchor for the night I
was debating with myself whether to anchor
or to drilt along, as 1 did when I went out
last week. In that case I ran through the
fog in a tew minutes and got out all right.
The moment I heard the bell I ordered the
wheel to starboard, to port my bows. Al
most at once the hull of a ship hove in
sight It was just about slackigter, and
she was lying across the channel, with her
nose to the west.
"My bow was swinging in answer to the
helm, and I expected to clear, when sud
denly the other vessel seemed to be backing.
We crashed intp her at right angles. It I
had held my course we should have struck
her about midships. As it was, we struck
heron the starboard quarter, just opposite
The crash was heard on the South Brook
lyn ferry boat, which was in the stream, but
they did not know its cause. Fortunately
the Guyandotte struck the Comal so far
astern that the overhanging of the stern
protected her water line. The Guyandotte's
prow cut through the Comal's heavy iron
guard rail and
BANE DEEP INTO HEE HULL,
splintering her after cabin and tearing away
the plates to within a foot of the water line.
In turn, the Comal's broken guard cut
through the Guyandotte's bow plates on
either side and crushed long dents and gaps
id them. The holes are seven or eight feet
long and several feet above the water line.
The Guyandotte came to anchor, and at 6
o'clock this morning she steamed back to
her pier. She had about 50 passengers,
mostly emigrants, aboard. The Comal had
been at anchor about 45 minutes before the
collision occurred. Her crushed and twisted
plates hooked into the gaps in the Guyan
dotte's bows and held on. It took lf hours
to separate them, and before this was accom
plished the swingingof the vessels pried the
plates of tbe Comal out until there was a
hole in her side as big as a barn door. The
prow of the Guyandotte went into the Co
mal, through tbe decks and cabin, almost
to the center of the ship. The Comal's
steering gear was disabled and she was
towed back to her wharf at 11 o'clock this
morning. The big hole was covered with
canvas when she came up. Her passengers
NOT ALLOWED TO LAND,
and no one was allowed to go on board. It
was said about the piers that she had an
other reason than the fog for coming to
anchor. "There was the deuce to pay in
her fire room," "said one of her crew, "and
the firemen were all fightirj drunk." This
is the steamer whose chief engineer was ar
rested in Gjlveston, two years ago, accused
of having kftled a fireman by shoveling hot
coals on his breast as he lay helpless on the
fire-room floor. The engineer committed
suicide before trial day.
A FIGHTER OF FIRES.
Caricaturist GHInm haves the Little Daugh
ter of W. J. Arkell From a Fearful
Fate Similar Occurrences in
the Same House.
rSPICIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Canajohabie, N. Y., May 19. The Ar
kell residence, in this village, was again
baptized with fire to-day, and a most re
markable escape from a terrible death was
had by Miss Margherita, the lovely 4-year-old
daughter of W. J. Arkell, of Judge and
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Soon
after dinner a grandson of Senator Arkell
and little Margherita were in the upper por
tion of the Senator's home, when the lad en
deavored to use wax in sealingan imaginary
letter. The little fellow secured a candle,
lighted it and the two children began burn
ing the wax, which dropped while in flames
to the floor.
A window was oped, and it is presumed a
small drop was blown on Margherita's
dress. In a moment the child was a mass
of flames. She ran screaming into the hall,
where she was met by Artist Bernard
Gillam, of Judge, who with remarkable
presence of mind seized the child, threw her
to the floor, and grabbed a rug, instantly
wrapping it about her, subduing the flames.
The child is badly burned about the body,
but the doctors agree that she is not danger
ously hurt Mr. Gillam's cuffs were entire
ly burned from his wrists, his hair was
singed, and his hands horribly disfigured.
He will be able to resume his labors as
usual, the latter part of this wees:. It is a
singular fact that this is the third similar
fire which Mr. Gillam has extinguished,
once in New York and twice in Senator
The readers will recall the previous fire
here. It occurred two years ago in June.
Vice President LeviP. Morton, Hon. Frank
Hiscock, Senators Hendricks and Carroll
E. Smith, of Syracuse, were guests of the
Senator. It was a Fresidental tea party.
The wind blew a lace curtain against a gas
jet in the room occupied bv Morton, and the
carpet was soon on fire. Mr. Morton went
into the room for some purpose and discov
ered the fire. He quietly walked down
stairs and said to the tamilv: "I think there
is a fire in ,my room which ought to bo put
out" Mr. Gillam took the cue, rushed into
the room, and intelligently subdued the
The remarkable part of that fire was that
the letters "V. P." were burned and well
pdefined on Mr. Morton's traveling bag. As
soon as Air. iHscocK discovered this ne
claimed that it was his grip, hnt it proved
to be Morton's.. A well ontlined dragon
was burned in the carpet, which at the
time was referred as a Democratic animal
endeavoring to swallow the Vice Presidency.
This time Vice President Morton was not
here, but an administration connection was,
in the person of Bussell B. Harrison, son of
I AbonVifiilfr'tho Plhc'es'lnCInclnnntl Were
Open Yesterday The Position Taken
by the Mayor Fivo Arrests
Slade ns Test Cnses.
Cincinnati, May 19. The situation
among the saloons was peculiar to-day. The
Mayor yesterday wrote a long letter to the
attorney of the Law and Order League,
bitterly complaining of its course in urging
the dismissai of the 700 cases pending since
His decided opposition to the policy of
the League gave color to the assertion that
he was also opposed to its object, the en
forcement of the law; but he also gave an
order to the police that if requested to do so
by any responsible citizen tuey should ar
rest violators of the law, taking care that
the citizen asking for the arrest make a
charge and agree to appear to-morrow in
court Thus the day opened with no certain
policy to he depended on.
Probably more than half of the saloons
in the city did not open at all; others, see
ing that no arrests were made, opened their
doors during the day. About 6 o'clock in
the evening, by order of the attorneys of
the Law aud Order League, five saloons in
the central part of the city were entered by
the police and their proprietors were ar
rested. They were all allowed to give bond
and were not kept in prison all night, as it
had been suggested by some that they
These will furnish a sufficient number of
test-eases to show what can be done by the
Police Court in securing convictions. As a
workhouse sentence will follow conviction,
there is a deep interest in the result
SILENT WITNESSES OF A CKIME.
Some Denf Mute Children See a Murder
Committed nnd Tell of It.
TSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THIDISrATCH.l
Bochestee, N. Y., May 19. Some Sun
day pleasure-seekers while strolling along
the bank of the Genessee river to-day, found
a man lying at the foot of a
high bluff. He was unconscious and
appeared to be badly injured. The
side of the bluff gave evidence that he had
rolled down it The man was taken to the
city hospital, where an examination showed
that he had concussion of the spine and
had received other severe injuries. Some
men who were seen near by said that he had
accidentally fallen from the bank.
The localities within sight of tbe deaf
mute institution. To-night some deaf mute
children came to Prof. Westervelt, the
principal or the institution, and by signs
told the following story: Several men they
had seen across the river acting very ex
citedly. Finally one struck another and a
general fight ensued, which ended in one
man being pushed over the bank.
xue principal at once notined tne ponce
of what the deaf mute witnesses had seen,
and the latter are investigating.
BEATEN 0DT OF HIS BOOTS.
How a Connecticut Railroad Man Missed a
Great BIb Denl.
SPECIAL TELEQBAU TO THE DISPATCH.
Hartpoed, Conn., May 19. Colonel
Stevenson, of the Housatonio road, is one
of the most sore and disgusted of railroad
men. He went into the biggest lobby fight
that has ever come off in Connecticut, with
ample sinews of war at his command, and
he has been beaten out of his boots. Just
how the great defeat was managed may not
be told in all its detail, but the story now
generally believed is probably pretty near
the facts. It is to the effect that when the
Housatonio was chosen as a catspaw to get
a charter for a parallel railroad from New
Ydk to New Haven, the managers offered
Colonel Stevenson 50,000 for use where it
would do the most good in the fight Col
onel Stevenson thought $15,000 enough, and
operated on that basis. Now the Houta
tonicis beaten, and, continues the accepted
story, Bostwics and Starbuck are impatient
for tbe gore of the gallant but mistaken
The Chancellor Makes a Fierce Speech
Before the Reichstag.
SOCIALISM TO BE SUPPRESSED.
All of His Enemies Were Treated to a Bit
AHEEICA AHD FEAKCB WEEEIGNOEED.
Diplomats Kefase to Attend tbe Banquet in Honor
of the EcEnMics.
Prince Bismarck's speech before the
Beichstag has created a sensation. He
used very strong language toward all those
who opposed him. He denounced socialism
and said that measures would be taken
inside of three days to prevent the spread
ing of strikes. The representatives of the
monarchial powers refused to attend the
banquet given in honor of the American
republics at Paris.
Beblin, May 19. The "scene" in the
Beichstag yesterday between Prince Bis
marck and Herr Bichter is the sole topic of
conversation in political circles here. In
consequence of Prince Bismarck's remarks
the Liberals have resolved not to attend the
Fruhschoppen to be given by the Chancellor.
Prince Bismarck's speech was in his old
broadsword style. He compared the
Socialists to the French ready to strike
whenever they became strong enough. He
referred to the rashness of the Beichstag in
admitting Alsatians as members, and said:
"We did not light the French in order
to have onrselves inoculated with 14
Frenchmen." He described the Conserva
tive opposition to the workmen's insur
ance bill as a village belfry policy. He
touched upon the undeveloped water power
of West Prussia, the employment of which,
he said, would diminish the far-reaching ef
fects of strikes, and added: . "Further
measures must be taken to prevent the min
ority in the coal districts from paralyzing
all industry, down to cook and washer
women, in three days."
When Herr Bichter uttered the exclama
tion which aroused the wrath of the Chan
cellor, the latter, turning angrily toward
the Liberal members and pointing his finger
at them, said: "I do not know what 'pfui'
refers to, hut I regard it as an expression of
the hatred you gentlemen have borne me for
yea's. As a Christian I can pocket it, but
as unancellorl will strike a striker and in
sult an insulter."
Prince Bismarck appeared to be in the
best of health. He was in good humor
after the debate, when a photograph was
taken of the Chancellor, tbe Ministers and
the members of the Beichstag in order to
preserve the appearance of the House prior
to going into the new Parliament building.
SNUBBED BY THE M0NAECHIES.
Their Diplomats Bcfuse to Attend a
quet Given by the Republics.
Paris, May 19. The banquet given in
honor of the Cabinet on Saturday by the
delegates of the American republics taking
part in the Exhibition seemed to be a
demonstration of republics against mon
archies. All the European Ambassadors
were invited to' 'attend the banquet, but
with the exception of the Belgian Minister,
who was present, they consulted their Gov
vernments and were ordered to ignore the
The Brazilian Minister also beld.aloof.
Mr. McLane, who presided at the banquet
was supported by Mr. Whitelaw Beid, the
new TJ. S. Minis'ter to France.
KING HTJMBEET'S TEIP.
Together With His Minister He Starts for
His Visit to Berlin.
Eome, May 19. King Humbert started
for Berlin to-day,accompanied by the Prince
of Naples and Premier Crispi. A large
number of societies, with bands and ban
ners, and a larce and enthusiastic concourse
of citizens gathered outside the railway sta
tion to witness the departure. Inside the
station were assembled the Cabinet Minis
ters, members of the Chamber of Deputies,
the Syndic of Borne and others.
TEEI SEFEEE FLOODS.
Great Loss of Life and Property In Sections
Vienna, May 19. The latest reports
from the flooded districts show that the loss
of life is much greater than was supposed.
The rivers are still greatly swollen. In
many places the bursting of dykes has
flooded the surrounding territory and utter
ly destroyed the crops.
Many narrow escapes from death are re
ported. The deepest distress prevails
throughout the submerged districts and
steps are being taken to relieve the immedi
ate wants of the sufferers.
The Czar's Plan of Go vrrnment.
St. Petersburg, May 19. The Czar
has addressed to M. Durnovo, the new Min
ister of the Interior, a rescript in which he
eulogizes the late Count Tolstoi and charges
his successor to continue his policy. It is
reported that General Ignatieff will be ap
pointed Chief of the State Police for the
purpose of assisting M. Durnovo in the per
formance of his duties.
Strong Proof of Her Guilt.
Liverpool, May 19. Mrs. May brick,
who was arrested yesterday on the charge
of poisoning her husband, has been lodged
in jail. Arsenic has been found in beef tea
which she prepared for ber husband, and
also in a bottle in an ante-room.
Tho Great Strike Nenrly Settled.
Berlin, May 19. The Westphalia mine
owners' association has -accepted all of the
miners' proposals with the exception of those
in reference to over time, which have been
referred to a committeo of miners and
A Little Gift Between Monnrchs.
Berlin, March 19. The Sultan's pres
ents to Emperor William exceed $200,000 in
value. The Prussian Government has tem
porarily reduced freight rates on all lines in
order to alleviate the distress from the dearth
A Banquet for Senator Sherman.
London, May 19. The Badical mem
bers of the House of Commons propose to
give a banquet in honor of Senator Sherman
on his arrival in London.
A PAIE OF TRAGEDIES.
One Wife Murdered and Another Conplo Try
to Commit Suicide.
Ne-w York, May 19. This evening a
yong man entered Barrow's Hotel at No.
159Bleecker street with a young woman. He
registered as Thomas F.Conner and wife. At
11 P. 31. the clerk of the hotel fonnd the
gas turned on, young Connor dead, and the
girl unconscious. She was taken to St'
Louisa Wilson, 19 years old, was shot and
instantly killed by her husband Charles, at
Boulevard and Eighty-first street The
IT IS STILL AMYSTERY.
Many Theories to Account far 9IIm Tobln's
Death, but No Facts Dr. Bryan
Eecounts His Last Meeting:
With tfae Girl.
ISrrCIAL TXXZGBAU TO TUX DISPATCH.
New Yobk, May 19. The Staten Island
air was full of rumors to-day of startling
things that are to be developed at to-night's
inquest in the mysterious case of Miss Mary
E. Tobin, whose body was found a week
ago Sunday floating in the water off Clifton.
It wae hinted that there were some people
in West Brighton who could tell a great
deal about the case if they would onlythrow
personal considerations to the winds, but
who these people are nobody was willing to
If Dr. Bryan is called at the inquest to
night he will be found ready and anxious
to submit to the most thorough cross-examination
as to his final meeting ith Miss
Tobin on April 15. He enjoys the fullest
confidence of the community. A detective
says that Dr. Bryan told "him that when
Miss Tobin called upon him the night she
disappeared she found him lying on the
lounge in his office. He says that he was
feeling unwell and perhaps did not greet
her as cordially as was his wont. She
might have taken offense from this, Dr.
Bryan thought, but she certainly did not
show it, as they parted at the station the
best of friends.
The theory advanced by some is that after
leaving Dr. Bryan she started to walk
across the .railroad trestle work to Snug
Harbor and, missing her footing, fell into
the water and was drowned. The clothing
on the body when found is now said to be
saturated with sludge acid, which is seen
constantly floating on the water in the Ellis
about Suug Harbor. As to the little purse
which Miss Tobin wore about her neck at
all times, and which was missing from her
body, it is thought that, as there were
abont $50 in it besides her own picture and
that of Dr. Bryan, it was abstracted from
the body by some boatman who found the
body floating in the water before it was dis
covered at Clifton.
It is expected that the inquest will be
finished this evening at Eose Bank.
THE TEANCE WOMAN EECOTEEING.
Mrs. Allhonse Much Improved and May Get
;SPICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Attica, N. Y., May 19. Mrs. Emma
Althouse, whose continued trances during
the last two years have attracted so much
attention, has taken a change for the better,
and there is a chance that she may entirely
recover, though it is very slight For the
last month her condition has gradually im
proved, until now she can again partake of
some nourishment; her breathing is more
natural, and her trance periods are less fre
quent and shorter. Two months ago she
was given up for dead, and her vitality
became so low, subsequent to her rallying
on that occasion, that all of her relatives
became convinced that she conld not live.
Mrs. Althonse partakes of small quantities
of nourishment, is able to move her hands,
and seems much stronger, but she is wholly
fiowerles3 to sit up in bed, where she has
ain during the two years of her illness.
Lately she has had no medical attendance,
and strangers have been more rigidly ex
cluded from the bouse than ever before.
Mrs. Althouse's last trance lasted only a
week, and she had several short naps of
three or four days. In one of them she
plainly saw the scenes attending the in
auguration of President Harrison, but her
strength was not sufficient tofullyde,scribe
them. She also knew about other events
which had transpired, and which were not
mentioned in the sick room. The longest
trance she has had was the first of the year,
and lasted 35 days. Another continued 33
days, but the average until lately was be
tween 15 and 20 days.
A CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL.
The First Institution of the Kind lathe West
Chicago, May 19. Archbishop Feehan
to-day, in the presence of 30,000 people, laid
the cornerstone of the De La Salle Insti
tute, the first Boman Catholic institution
in the West designed for exclnsive use as a
high school. Other thousands of people
witnessed a brilliant procession of religious
and other societies preceding the placing of
the stone. Many prominent laymen and
clergy, including heads of vaifJas orders,
were present from outside points, Notre
Dame, Ind., being particularly well repre
sented. Bev. Thomas F. Cash, pastor of St Jar
lath's, Chicago, was chaplain of the proces
sion, and Bev. Maurice J. Dorney, of St
Gabriel's, Union Stock Yards, iil., deliv
ered the address of the day. The institute
is to be a mammoth stone edifice fronting on
Wabash avenue and Thirty-fifth street It
will cost $125,000, and will be in charge of a
brother adjutor of the educational order
known as the Christian Brothers.
FANNY DAYENPOET AGAIN ATAEEIED.
The Ceremony Thnt Made Her Mrs.
Dowcll Performed In Harrisbdrs;.
IS rKCIAL TELEGBA1I TO THE DISPATCH.I
New York, May 19. After Dr. Hough
ton's refusal to marry Miss Fanny Daven
port to Melbourne McDowell, who was her
leading man in "La. Tosca," because both
had been divorced, the actress became re
ticent about the date and place of her mar
riage. It was reported in this city to-day that the
ceremony was performed in Harrisburg last
Thursday, and that Mr. and Mrs. McDowell
are now at the home of tbe bride in Can
A DEI SUNDAY AT FT. WAYNE.
For the First Time in 35 Years Not a Drink
Ft. Wayne, May 19. Mayor Harding's
proclamation ordering all saloons, drug
stores and cigar stands to close on Sunday
went into effect to-day, and for the first
time in over a quarter of a century not a
drink was obtainable in this city under any
pretense. The Mayor's jutisdiction extends
two miles beyond the city limits, and all
road houses, summer gardens and breweries
were likewise closed.
The Liquor Dealers' Association had
officers out to-day and will prosecute milk
men, bntchers, streetcar companies, news
papers and all prsons who followed their
usual avocations to-day.
EAETHQTJAKE IN CALIFORNIA.
Reports of Severe Shock In the Central
Part of the State.
San Francisco, May 19. Telegraphic
reports from what is termed Middle Califor
nia report an earthquake about 3:15 this
morning. At some points, especially in the
San Joaquin Valley, shocks were quite se
vere, and in a few cases the tops of chim
neys were thrown down. The shock was
sufficiently heavy in this city to awaken
nearly all slumberers.
Too Severe on Captain Armei.
Washington, May 19. The promulga
tion of the sentence in the conrt martial
case of Captain Anncs still hangs fire at the
White House. It Is understood that Presi
dent Harrison is giving the matter careful
attention, and is not inclined to accept the
verdict of the court, which, it is stated, is
dismissal from the service.
Of any End can best be
satisfied by advertising in
the columns of The Sis-patch.
THIESTT FOR BLOOD.
egro "Who Incited the
forest City, Ark.,
LITERALLSgI'ED WITH SHOT.
Lie Eefased to
s by a
Governor Eagle Is
Neely, the colored man who participated
in the riot at Forest City, Ark., was killed
yesterday by a Sheriff's posse. He refused
to surrender and was fairly riddled with
bullets. Great excitement prevails, and
Governor Eagle is now on the ground. A
company of military has been ordered to
hold itself in readiness for instant action.
Little Bock, May 19, One more man.
has met his death at Forest City, making;
four in all. The last victim is A. M. Neely,
the negro who started the whole trouble.
Neely, his father and brother took refuge in
the Advocate building when the killing of
D. M. WiIsod, Thomas Parham and Frank
Folbre occurred yesterday evening.
Every effort was made to get at Neely,
but all proved unsuccessful, as the negroes!
were well barricaded. Between 1 and 2
o'clock this morning several shots wero
fired into the building, without avail, in,
the hopes of scaring the negroe3 to a sur
render. At 8 o'clock this morning acting;
Sheriff Van B. Isard persuaded old mart
Neely and his other son to come out, prom
ising them safe conduct to the jail and a fair
riddled with bullets.
A. M. Neely did not appear. The Sheriff's
posse was not more than a hundred yards
distant with the two prisoners when a num
ber of other members of tbe posse raided
the Advocate building. A. M. Neely was
discovered extended under tbe floor, and
was riddled with bullets, at least ten shots
being fired into him. It was thought that
others of the Neely gang were concealed un-.
der the floor, and the posse made an ex-f
tended search, but found no more.
This last killing created a great deal mors
excitement, and the people wereTafraid of a
raid upon the town by the negroes. Tha
acting Sheriff wired Governor James P.
Eagle the facts, and asked that a company of
militia be ordered there. The Governor re
plied that he thought the civil authorities
could preserve the peace, and he did not
want to order out the militia unless allother
the governor there.
Governor Eagle thought he could be bet
ter able to judge of what was needed by be
ing on the ground, so he took the first train
for Forest City and is now there, and will
remain until quiet is restored. He is
in constant communication Willi Adjutant
General John C. England, and if they are
needed the McCarthy Light Infantry aret
ready to move by special train at a mo
ment's notice. The company is well
equipped and will be able to handle alxaost
any kind of a moD. -
It i? thought now that there will be no
farther trouble. The feeling was so high
against Neely that his death was looked for
every moment after the beginning of tha
riot, and now that he is out of the way it is
thought the feeling will subside, unless
there is a negro uprising, aud in that in
stance the military will be called out
Governor Eagle's presence on the ground
will have a reassuring effect and-will restore
order, as he is a-wonderfully cool-headed
and courageous man.
THE aiOVINO CAUSE.
The cause of this trouble, in which the)
lives of three good men have been sacrificed,
is-the desire of the negro toTule in politics.
Neely was the head of the negro element of
the insionists in San Francisco county.
Captain John Parham, father of Thomas
Parham, and Sheriff D. W. Wilson headed
the white element This element was op
posed to the Democrats or white people of
the county in all matters.
Yesterday was the day for the election of
school directors. In tbe Forest City district
the white people p3y99 per cent of tho
taxes, but the negroes are given representa
tives on the school board, and have as good
if not a better school than the white people.
Two ot the six directors were to have been
The candidates for re-election were two
white, members of the board, but Neely and
his side desired to replace these men with;
their candidates. Neely said: "We pro
pose to secure the control of the board, and
manage the school to suit ourselves."
PROMINENT IN POLITICS.
A". M. Neely and G. W. Ingram made)
incendiary speeches on the subiect and
stirred up a verv bitter feeling, which re
sulted in a difficulty Saturday between
James Fussell and Neely, in which Neely
was knocked down, and this was the begin
ning of the tragedy, which ended in
Neely's death this morning. Neely was a
prominent Bepnblican. He was a member of
the State Central Committee and of the Ex
ecutive Committee, bad secured the recom
mendation of that body for Begister of the
Land Office at this place, and would doubt
less have been appointed, as President Har
rison has observed the recommendations of
this committee in making appointments for
Thomas Parham's funeral occurred fhia
morning and was largely attended. He
was a splendid young man, and was for
merly Deputy United States Bevenue Col
lector for this district under the present
Collector. He did not indorse his father's
views, but naturally defended him when he
was in trouble. And it was, as he thought-,
in tbe performance of this duty he died.
Captain John Parham was also shot in the
fight yesterday, but not dangerously.
JUSTICE ASKED OF ITALY.
Citizens of Wlikesbarre Determined toHave
Ited-Koio Mike's Accomplices.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIt.l
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 19. Efforts
are being made to induce Secretary Blaine
to demand of the authorities at Italy the re
lease of the two Italians recently arrested in
that country on the charge of aiding Bed
Nose Mike in the murder of the two pay
masters, McClure and Flannagan, near
Wilkesbarre, some time ago. Bed-Noso
Mike has been sentenced to be hanged on the
23th of this month. Contractor McFadden,
in whose employ the paymasters were, said'
yesterday that be has already spent consid-
. . . .T J . S 1
erable money to Dringme muruerers in jus
tice, and will not be satisfied till Mike's ac
complices are brought back from Italy to
Mr. McFadden holds a letter from Sena
tor Matthew S. Quay to Mr. Blaine in rela
tion to the matter, but win not give it to-:
Mr Blaine until he ascertains what tha
Board of Trade of WilkesTiarre will do. Tha
board hadVa meeting a day or two ago, and
urged thatyf Italy will not give the mnr-,
derers up tkat our country should adopt re
taliatory measures. The matter is exciting.
Mnxiderahle l attention fmt.Ti tr Yirt!l!