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The Alleged Head of the Plot to
Murder Dr. Cronln Re
leased on Bail,
DECISION OF THE JUDGE.
He Holds That the Evidence at the
Inquest Was Mainly Hearsay.
NO DIRECT TESTIMONY AGAINST HIM.
After Considerable Kicklnc the Atnonnt of
Bail Warn Fixed nt S-0,OOu Not Quite
Three Days In Jail The Work of In
realisation Continued by the Grand
Jury Effort! to Secure the surrender
of Maroney and McDonald, the New
York Prisoners Other Suspects.
Alexander Sullivan is no longer confined
in the murderer's row of the Chicago jaiL
His application for release on bail, made
through a writ of habeas corpus, proved
successful. Judge Tuley holds that the
evidence given before the Coroner's jury
was largely irrelevant The amount of bail
was fixed at $20,000, which was promptly
furnished. The grand jury pursued its
work of investigation without any lurther
Chicago, June 14. Alexander Sullivan
has been restored to liberty by Judge Tuley.
The release was the immediate result of
Sullivan's application for a writ of habeas
corpus. Bail was fixed at $20,000, and was
promptly furnished by four well-known cit
izens, each of whom represented many times
the total amount asked. Mr. Sullivan
walked out of court after having been less
than three days in custody. The Judge
held that the Coroner's jury had been influ
enced by outside sentiment.
Seldom, if ever, has a case drawn such a
crowd as that which assembled this after
noon to hear the expected decision. The
court room was jammed and a great con
course of men assembled in the corridors ad
joining, seeking to catch from aiar the
words irom the Judge's lips. State's Attor
ney Longenecker and his assistant, Mr.
Baker, were in close consultation with
Judge Tuley before he came on the bench.
Several unknown men also entered his
chamber. They were presumably members
of the Coroner's jurv who returned the ver
dict in the Cronin case.
Mr. Sullivan was earlv on the scene. He
was brought in bv Sheriff Matson person
ally, who escorted him through the Judge's
chamber before the Chancellor's arrival on
account of the crowd at tbe other doors. On
Mr. Sullivan's arrival he took a seat in the
center of a circle formed by his lawyers,
Messrs. Trude, "Windes and Gilbert, with
whom he entered into a whispered consulta
tion. A score of members of the bar evinced a
professional and lriendly interest in Mr.
Sullivan by being present. Coroner Hertz
occupied a seat by Judge Longenecker and
Congressman Prank Lawler came in when
' evervbody got seated, calling from the jocu
lar Trude tbe observation, "Lawler is here;
now let the proceedings begin "
There wasa wait of three-quartersofanhour
before Judge Tuley reached his court room,
finally at 3:45 p. 31. the Judge ascended to
the bench with a written opinion, which it
soon became apparent had been made after
a careful analysis of the whole mass of tes
timpny in the case, and not as first supposed
merely that relating to Sullivan alone. Sul
livan braced himself in his chair and kept
his eyes fixed on the Court.
JTO FUETHEE EVIDENCE.
Judge Tuley said: "I suppose there will
be no further steps taken beyond this evi
dence belore the Coroner's jury." Judge
Longenecker replied, "That is alL There
is no additional testimony."
"Because if you had any the Court would
be compelled to hear it," said the Court
Judge Tuley then, in his characteristic
matter-of-fact manner, began reading his
decision, and had not proceeded two min
utes when the frowns of those identified
with the prosecution told which way was
the drift The following is an epitome of
the main points covered by the decision:
This is an application for a habeas corpus
writ and discharge upon bail of the respondent.
Alexander Sallivan, under that provision of
the bill of rights of tbe State Constitution
which provides that "All persons shall be bail
able by sufficient sureties, except for capital
offenses where the proof is evident or the pre
sumption great." The prisoner is, as appears
by the return, held upon a warrant charging
him. together with three others, with the crime
of murder of the killing of Dr. Cronin.
The evideuce taken before the Coroner's jury
.was submitted to the Court in order that
the Court might determine upon that evi
dence whether or not the prisoner should be
entitled to bail. In other w ords that the Court
should decide whether or not the case as pre
sented against the respondent Sullivan was a
case in which the proof is evident or the pre-'
sumption of guilt great.
A PLOT OB CONSPIRACY1.
1 was obliged to read that entire evidence
not that much of it or, indeed, very little of
it. appears to relate to the defendant Sullivan,
but for tbe purpose of determining whether
this murder, from the evidence, Mas a murder
committed in pursuance of a plot or a conspir
acy. There was much evidence taken by tbe
Coroner's jnry that is irrelevant. And it is
clear that it was Irom hearsay evidence in this
case that tbe Coroner's jury obtained the im
pression or supposition ultimately that a con
tplracy had been formed to murder Br. Cronin.
The question here is as to how far that evi
dence affects the respondent Sullivan. There
are a number of persons who testified to the
declarations of the deceased, to remarks and
statements that he made in connection with the
respondent Sullivan. .Mrs. ConUin,testified to
the (act that for three years Dr. 'Cronin said
bis life was in danger; and amongWher per
sons whom he mentioned as those who had in
jured him was the respondent Sullivan. Mr.
T F. Scanlan testified substantially to the same
thing; that he spoke to him in connection with
the statement that his life was in danger and
said that Sullivan wonld be glad to get him out
of the way, as he, Cronin, had something that
be could pi ute against bulln an.
air. Conklin testified to the fact that Cronin
believed his life in danger from Sullivan not
troni Sullivan personally or directly, but that
Sullivan would instigate the tilling of him.
Cronin. And Mr. Barry testified substantially
to tbe same thine that there were a number of
men bribed to assassinate him, and that back
of all he believed the respondent Sullivan was
tbe instigator. .-Mr. Morris testified substanti
ally to tbe same thing.
ANALYZING THE TESTIMONY.
Another witness, Burns, testified that Cronin
said he was inf ear of two rascals, one Boland
and tbe other Sullivan; also that Dr. Cronin
said that not onlyxBfclllvan but a man by the
name of Bucklejcwas trying to get him out of
the way. Mr. ff Conner testified that Cronin
said that the exposures he had made rendered
him afraid of his life. None of tbe parties di
rectly implicated there have been called to
show whether Sullivan was back of it or not
I only cite this as showing that he was not
only in fear of his life particularly from Salli
van, but also from others. Mr. Dillon testified
that Cronin said that Sullivan would be tbe
cause of bis death. He sajs Cronin talked
about it so that he thought that he bad Alex
ander Sullivan on the brain. Mr. Moore testi
fied that Cronin believed there was a conspir
acy to put him out of the way.
That Sullivan was prominent in a faction
of what was called tbe Clan-na-Gael or United
Brotherhood association is beyond question
from the evidence; that there was a disruption
or hreach in that organization caused by Cronin
and others, and savoring to investigate actions
of Sullivan's, Boland and Feely, who composed
the triangle. Is also shown; that a number of
camps were expelled, and that Cronin himself
was expelled because of an attempt to pursue
these Investigations Is also shown. And he was
expelled by a committee before whom the re
spondent Sullivan prosecuted.
From what took place before that commit
tee and from the other evidence in the case, it
seems to be a conceded fact that Sullivan con
sidered Cronin his bitter enemy; that he be
lieved he was trying to injure him is beyond
question. And, as I have said, the fact is
patent that Cronin considered Sullivan his
most bitter enemy, and one who was seeking
his life. Cronin is murdered in pursuance of a
plot or conspiracy. Now, what was the nature
of that conspiracy from this evidence. The
evidence may be &aid to tend to show:
First lhat he was murdered by personal
enemies for revenge, growing out of matters
connected with this United Brotherhood Asso
ciation. If this was a conspiracy merely of
personal enemies, the question occurs, what
connection had, or does tbe proof show that
respondent, Sullivan, had with those personal
enemies or the conspiracy which they formed
to murder Cronin? The three parties who are
held by the Coroner's jury in connection with
bim tbe parties whom the evidence may be
said to tend to show as connected with the
murder of Cronin directly or indirectly-ire
none of them proven to have been in particu
lar social, business or other relation with re
spondent, Sullivan. There is no act of his
traced home to any of the acts disclosed by this
testimony, He is not shown to have been con
nected In any way with the obtaining of the
horse and bueey with which Cronin was de
coyed away. He is not shown to be connect d
in any .way with any of the parties held with
him, Sullivan, to have been connected in any
way with the renting of the Carlson cottage, or
with the parties who hired it Tbe evidence
would be just as complete as to the other three
defendants if all testimony in this record as to
Sullivan were obliterated.
Second The second theory may be said to be
that be was murdered to prevent exposure as
to the doings of the so-called triangle. I have
considered that theory thoroughly, and it ap
pears to me a very unreasonable one. It does
not appear that the deceased, Cronin, was in
possession, as a matter of personal knowledne,
of any facts which would die with bim. So tbe
object of removing bis testimony could not be
said to be very apparent. All the testimony
w hich it appears that Cronin had would exist
the same alter be was taken away. The testi
mony that was before the committee of six
that tried Sullivan. Boland and Feeley was
taken not only by Cronin. but bv the Secretary
and Dr. McCabey, of Philadelphia. And ft
does not appear that any particular object in
suppressing evidence could be attained by the
killing of Cronin.
I think tnat the Coroner's jury in bringing in
their recommendation or in bringing in their
finding that Sullivan either was an accessory or
nao. uumv Knowieage or tne muruer, were
largely influence! by hearsay evidence. There
can be no doubt from this testimony that sus
picion points strongly toward the respondent
ana strange to say, one ot the strongest evi
dences of his intense hatred of tbejdeceasen
appears to have been furnished by Sullivan
himself since the murder of Cronin. At the
time of Sullivan's trial in 1SSS at Buffalo, Dr.
Cronin was one of the jury orcommittee of six.
Sullivan remonstrated or protested against-kis
serving as such, and when the committee met
on the Sth day of May to consider their report
they received for tbe first time a communica
tion or protest from Sullivan, in which he
charged not only that Cronin was an enemy of
his but that he was
A PERJURES AND SCOUNDREL
and went into soma specific charges in detail.
Certainly a protest or a document which shows,
as I said, a most bitter and malignant hatred of
Cronin. The evidence points to Sullivan as a
person who in connection with Dr. Cronin,
might have a revenge to gratify but fails to
show anv direct threats or any overt act toward
the gratification of that revenge, or any con
nection with any act showing by the evidence
to have been committed in connection with the
But the Coroner's jury evidently knew this
fact and it is evident from their verdict that
they had not got to tbe bottom of this con
spiracy. There is no doubt but that they un
doubtedly believe that Alexander Sullivan was
connected with this conspiracy and. as I said.
largely upon hearsay evidence. Nor do 1 say
that tbey failed in their duty in recommending
that he be held to answer to this charge.
The mere fact that a party is an 'enemy of
another person who gets killed is no proof of
his having killed, aided or abetted, or having
been engaged in a conspiracy to kill that per
son. The Coroner's jury do not determine
guilt any more than this court does upon this
investigation. The Coraner's jury knew that
tbey had not got at anything near tbe bottom
of this conspiracy or the facts connected with
it. Tbey expected that new facts would de
velop, and they will develop beyond a doubt
THE MAIN POINT.
But you cannot deprive a man of his liberty
if be is entitled to it under the law or Constitu
tion, on the ground that more evidence may be
produced to show him guilty. The evidence as
it is produced to the Court or committing mag
istrate, is tbe sole test for the exercise of the
judgment of the official officer.
In conclusion, I say, after mature considera
tion, and after some hesitation and very con
siderable hesitation but in a case of this kind
a hesitation should always be resolved in favor
of human liberty, I have come to the conclusion
that this defendant should be entitled to baiL I
think the ball, though, should be of such a
character as to positively assure his appear
ance. State's Attornev Longenecker suggested
$25,000 bail, bnt Mr. Trude thought that
excessive. He said that Mr. Sullivan was
not rich, that he had persons other than his
family dependent upon him, and that any
thing above $10,000 might be hard for him
to get Mr. Trude wanted to know whether
if the bail was fixed it would continue if the
grand jury found an indictment.
Judge Longenecker said that he would
consent that the bail shonld remain as fixed
provided the indictment were found on no
other evidence than that already before the
Coroner's jury. If additional evidence were
introduced he would reserve his right to se
cure a capias, and then settle thequestionof
additional bail if it became necessary. The
Court fixed the bail at $20,000.
THE GEAXD JUEY'S WOBK.
Indictments Will Surely beRctnrned Aculnst
DIaroncy nnd McDonald A Large
Nntnbcr of Witnesses Testify
No New Developments.
Chicago, June 14. The grand jnry en
gaged in the investigation of the death of
Cronin remained in session to-day lrom 9 A.
JL until 6 p. M., with an intermission, of
two hours for dinner. Daring the forenoon
a good deal of time was taken up in hearing
witnesses in another case haring no relation
to the Cronin matter. Early in the day
State's Attorney Longenecker and Luther
Laflin Mills were in consultation in the
latter's private office and agreed to indict
Maroney and McDonald as soon as possible.
Accordingly all the witnesses who had tes
tified in the Cronin investigation in regard
to "J. a. bimons were, summoned, includ
ing Throckmorton the real estate man.
Xhebtate s Attorney said that he expected
to have Maroney indicted before night, but
the jury adjourned without returning any
indictments, and seems to have determined
to get along without extra assistance from
the State's Attorney's office. During the
atternoon Samnel Brown, the officer from
the Stanton avenue station, who some years
ago preferred charges of treason against Dr.
Cronin in the Clan-na-Gael order, was
called. Other witnesses during the after
noon were W. C. Dennison, who was taken
to-thejail to see Coughlin, and Mrs. John
Crowley, the wife of a street car conductor,
living at 444 Seminary avenue.
W. P. Hatfield, salesman for A. H. Ee
vll & Co., the furniture dealers, was be
fore the jury this morning and testified as
to the particulars of the purchase by "J. B.
Simons" of tbe furniture of the Carlson
cottage. He was shown a photograph of
John J. Maroney, the New York suspect
and testified that it resembled greatly the
individual who paraded under the
alias of Simons. The likeness is
acknowledged even by those who
know Maroney, to be a somewhat defective
one. and Mr. Hatfield, who had no cause in
scrutinize Simons, can hardlv be expected
to testify positively as to detailed resem
blances. His evidence, however, is deemed
conclusive enough to leave no doubt that a
true bill will be rendered against Maroney;
ana inuicimems may oe reponca at any
time against this man and his suspected ac
complice in crime, Charles McDonald.
Interest in the proceedings revived when
Byron L. Smith, receiver of the defunct
Traders Bank, mounted the step followed
by a messenger bearing the bank books of
1882 the date of Alexander Sullivan's
speculations on tbe Board of Trade. Luke
Dillon ascended with eager footsteps a mo
ment later and was shortly followed by John
W. Moore, of the firm of J. T.Lester&Co.,
Sullivan's brokers. The advent of the wit
nesses njeantthat the attention of the people I
had momentarily been
roney into an investigation into Alexander
Sullivan's speculations -with Clan-na-Gael
Looking After Suspects In Brooklyn.
New Yoek, June 14. Three Chicago
detectives, connected with the Pmkerton
Agency, began an investigation into Clan-na-Gael
affairs in Brooklyn yesterday.
They are of the opinion that at least one of
the men who murdered Dr. Cronin came di
rect to Brooklyn from London, and tbt the
details for Cronin's removal were arranged
by Clan-na-Gael men in that city.
SUICIDE BY FASTING.
A Determined Man Finally Succeeds
Dying After Making a Number of
Fatal Attempts He Tasted No
Food for Thirty Days.
tSPICIAI. TXLXaRXH TO TIIE DISPATCH. 3
Gaedinee, Me., June 14. The death
to-day of 'Watson Goodspeed in North Pitts
ton, closed a fuf t that had lasted 39 days,
and was probably the most lingering death
by suicide that has vet been recorded. Last
summer he became despondent, and on the
1st day of November he tried to take his
life by swallowing a big dose of tincture of
But the poison didn't work as he had
planned. The overdose acted as an emetic,
and he didn't die. That made him mad, and
he thought he would try fasting as a sure
road to death. He was a powerfully built
man, weighing 200 pounds, and the fasting
process only served to reduce his weight
without removing him from this earth.
Then he gave up that method of self-destruction,
'and set his brain to work to de
vise some new system. All winter he
labored with the subject, but he couldn't
bring himself to trying any of the ordinary
means used in shuffling the mortal coil.
On the first day of April he returned to the
fasting process and tried it tor a month
without finding what he sought death.
He grew weaker every day, but he held
on to (life with a surprising grip. His
brother, who lives in Boston, beard of the
suicidal mania which had taken hold of
"Watson, and visited him May 1. He pre
vailed upon the faster to abandon his at
tempt at suicide, and induced him to take a
small quantity of gruel and an orange, but
tne stomacn remsea to noia tne looa.
Tbe would-be suicide then became con
vinced he would succeed in his wild ven
ture, and on May 8 he took to his bed, re
fusing food and drink. Since that day
when his stomach rejected the gruel, the
only thing that passed his lips was water,
which was taken but three times. At
tendants kept his lips moist, but that was
The man's vitality was wonderful. Only
once, on June 5, did he leave his bed, and
then he remained up but a minute. This
morning he asked for a drink of water, and
when the cup was placed to his lips he made
an effort to swallow. That was the last act
of his life. Before the cup was removed
from his lips he was dead.
A MBROWESCAPE. .
The Stenmer Saale Encounters an Iceberg
In Mid Ocean The Vessel Barely
Saved from Dcstrnctlon Pas
sengers Badly Shaken Dp.
ISFICIAL TELEQEAll TO TUB DISPATCH.!
New Yoek, June 14. When the Nord
deatcher Lloy.d steamer Saale arrived at 8
o'clock last evening at quarantine there was
a large patch of paint wanting on her port
bow. It was an insignificant looking abra
sion, but it was the mark of as
narrow an escape as a great Atlantic
liner has had in many a day.
The Saale left Southampton on Friday,
June 7, with 911 passengers. At 11:15 A.
li. Tuesday Captain Bichter detected ice in
the water close under the bow. He sprang
to the signal apparatus and stopped Jhe en
gine. Almost immediately the fog seemed
to lift a little, and right ahead the Captain
saw with his nightglass the gray outline of
a huge iceberg. He gave the order, "Hard
aporf'and "Reverse, full speed."
The iceberg was about six lengths away
and the Saale was headed straight for it. It
loomed higher and higher; it reflected the
lights of the ship, and it gave back the sound
of the wash of the parted waters at her bows.
But slowlv she swerved to starboard and
then, as if by magic, she gave a
great surge, shrank away, as it were,
irom the great hanging ice, and, with a
great careen to starboard and a terrifying
crunching and grinding along her iron sides,
forged away into clear water, while the ice
berg, all glittering with the ship's light,
and with the waves lashing furiously about
its base, vanished astern and was lost in'the
fog and darkness.
Passengers on deck were thrown down,
passeugers in their beds woke up on the
floor or in avoiding it Everything loose
fetched over to starboard with a deatening
clatter, and everything stayed to starboard.
including, probably, a good deal in the
hold, for the Saale maintained her list to
starboard, and brought it into port with her
Is Charged Against Cincinnati Mediums by
' a Victim.
rErECUX. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Cikcisnati, Jnne 14. A bombshell has
exploded in Spiritualist circles in this city.
Prof. Fletcher and "W. O. Fiedeldey, a well
known lawyer of this city, have preferred
charges before the board of trustees of the
Union Spiritualist Society against all the
"mediums" of the city in general, alleging
they are frauds and that they practice their
profession by trickery.
The charg'e is against Mrs. Seery, in par
ticular. The latter is quite a well known
medium. The charges against her are sub
stantiated bythe evidence ot Mr. Fiedeldey,
whose credulity was so far imposed upon by
her that he became an enthusiastic Spirit
ualist until he discovered the tricks. He
claims to have lost considerable money at
their hands. The outcome will be watched
with the greatest interest by the Evangeli
cal Allegiance of Cincinnati, which is back
ing up the charges against the mediums.
Mar Lone HI Sight.
John Kirker, a butcher employed in the
slaughter house of J. D. Fesh at the head
of Sonth Nineteenth street, had Jiis head
badly cut yesterday. He had hung a 1,400
pound bullock up on an iron hook. The
hook broke, and a piece of it cut Jus fore
head just above the eye. He may lose his
Bedfoed Springs, Pa., June 14. A
number of Pittsburg, Baltimore and New
York people are already at the Springs
Hotel, and the season promises well owing
to the great improvements. Fortunately no
damage was done by the late flood, and the
lawn was not even injnred.
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A complete set of large, finely finished
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every purchase of ?5 or over, at Kanfmanns'
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water, Cantrell & Cochrane imported gin
ger aie ana ciuo soaa.
SCHPETZ, RENZIEHAUSEN & Co.,
100 and 102 Market st,, cor. First ave.
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A complete set of large, finely finished
photographs of the principal views of the
Johnstown disaster will be presented with
every purchase ot $3 or over, at Kanfmanns'
ler from England, published in to-morrow's
Dispatch, in which he tells of the work of
rich and educated young men in London's
FIXIJfG THE SLATES.
Senator Quay Passes a Busy Day in
. the National Departments.
FIELD AND COOPER ALL EIGHT.
A Number of Western Appointments Will
be Made Shortly.
THE SILENT MAN U0ING HOME TO TOTE.
A Heap of Trouble in Virginia Concerning the
Senator Quay was running around 'Wash
ington yesterday trying to gobble a few
offices before going home to vote for pro
hibition. The appointment of Field as
Postmaster at Philadelphia may be re
garded as settled. Tom Cooper will also be
fixed. A few,plums maybe expected in
Allegheny county soon. The anti-Mahone
Republicans in Virginia are in a belliger
rSPECIAIi TELEGKJUI TO THE DISrATCH.l
Washington, Juneli Senator Quay
to-day passed his busiest day of the week,
making the run of nearly all departments
except that where Uncle Jerry Busk pre
sides. He gave special attention to the
Postoffice, Treasury, State and Justice De
partments, where postmasters, collectors,
consuls, marshals and district attorneys are
made, and then turned up at the White
House in company with Postmaster General
"Wanamaker to discuss the Philadelphia
There has been quite a clear understand
ing for some that Mr. Wanamaker is to
have his choice for the office ot postmaster,
and that the choice is Mr. Field. So there
was no quarrel to settle at this White House
meeting, but merely a desire to know when
the appointments should be made. It is
probable that Field for postmaster and
Tom CooDcr for collector will be announced
in a few days.
Whether Leeds is to be made Surveyor is
not apparent yet, but that he will be taken
care of comfortably, there is no doubt. In
regard to the offices for the western part of
the State there is less probability of speedy
action, though the chances are the office of
postmaster, for Pittsburg will be filled
promptly alter the expiration of Mr. Lar
kin't four years of incumbence.
THE TVESTEEN OFFICES.
The same rule will be applied to the Alle
gheny Postmastership, which will, there
fore bring no change to that office until
April, 1890. Perhaps the first movement
will be the filling ofone or two more con
sulates from Alleghenv county. But there
does not seem to be a fixed time as yet, with
the exception, perhaps, of the Pittsburg
Postmastership, for which Senator Quay
will undoubtedly name the man.
The Senator will probably leave for home
to-morrow evening, or at least at such time
as will enable him to reach Beaver before
Tuesday, as he would not allow any con
sideration to stand in the way of his casting
one whole vote for the prohibition amend
ment. If President Harrison meant to steer
clear of the Republican factions in making
appointments for Virginia, he appar
ently showed it in a queer way in selecting
Thomas Jefferson Jarrett for Collector of
Customs at Petersburg. The anti-Mahone
faction is up in arms against the appoint
ment, though they still desire to be discreet
enough not to seem to be at open war with
the administration. Hon. J. M. Langston,
the colored lawyer and orator, is a resident
of Petersburg, and is one of the most ardent
and outspoken opponents of Boss Mahone.
It is due to the bossism of Mahone that he
now has a Congressional contest on his
THEIB BITTEB ENEMY.
To offer as gross an insult as possible to
Langston, and through him to Generals
Brady, Groner, and anti-Mahonites gen
erally, Mahone selected the man of all
others in Petersburg most offensive to them.
Jarrett took every means to defeat Langston
for Congress and is only one of the most im
portant witnesses for the Congressman-elect
for whose seat Langston is contesting. Mr.
Langston confesses his regrets in very forci
ble language tnat tne administration should
have made such a selection, but wishes to
ayoid thrusting his grievances on the public-.
"I will say, however," he remarked to
The Dispatch correspondent to-day,
"that if the administration continues to
make such appointments as Jarrett it will
put harmony utterly out of the question,
and all hope of making Virginia a Republi
can State may as well be abandoned."
The anti-Mahone Republicans say that
while Jarrett has been elected Mayor of
Petersburg two or three times, that result
has been accomplished by questionable
means, and that among the best classes of
the community Jarrett has no standing.
Since the character and associations of the
new collector have became fully known it is
a general opinion among many Republicans
that notwithstanding the earnest and re
peated protests of theanti-Mabone men and
Harrison's assurance of impartiality, the
President has shown his determination to
play into the hands of Mahone in the mat
ter of Virginia office holders.
AN UNKIND FATHER.
Ho Forbids the DIarringo of Knock-Kneed
Son to a Red-Headed Girl.
Chicago, Jnne 14. The banner notice
was received by Marriage License Clerk
Salmonson this morning. It is printed, and
no doubt was generally circulated through
St. Louis, June 12, 1SS9.
To the County Clerk or Kecordcr of Marriage
Licenses, County of Cook, btate of Illinois;
Bear Sir If my son, Edward H. Voepel,
born Jnne 8, 1870, height about 6 feet 2 inches,
fair complexion, slightly knock-kneed, druggist
by occupation, should, in company of a rather
red-haired girl, call on ynu for a mar
riage license, I aemand herewith a refusal of
the same, since be is not of aee until June 6,
1891, has not my consent, and will not get it
until he becomes of age.
"John Voepel, 2211 Alberta street"
Neither the knock-kneed man nor the red
haired girl have appeared as yet.
A TW0-LE6GED C0LT.v
A Strange Freak of Natare on nn Indiana
Shelbtvilxe, Ind, June 14. A freak
of natnre in the shape of a colt with only
two legs, and those the hind legs, was foaled
nine miles west of here this morning by a
mustang mare 10 years old, belonging to
Arch Evans. The colt is devoid not only of
front legs, bnt also of shoulders, the neck
commencing where the ribs end. It is held
up to take its natural nourishment, which it
does as vigorously as any colt with a full
complement of legs, and can already almost
stand alone. At first Mr. Evans was abont
to kill the animal, but was persuaded not to.
A Well-Known Abolitionist Dend.
Faemeb's, III., June 14. Levi Bath
bun, once prominent in the anti-slavery
movement in Ohio, and a correspondent of
Garrison, Horace Mann and other leaders,
is dead. He was born in 1811, and for many
years was a prosperous merchant of Me-'
chanicsburg. unampaign connty, umo, ana
a leader in the Methodist Church.' He came
to' Illinois some time ago, and has been liv
ing a retired life here.
BASEBALL BRAIDS, ofstrate'gyand
Judgment on the diamond, aredesenbed in lo
morrovf Dispatch by Jake Morse, and will
be of interest to' evert- (over of the national
A Military Company Composed of School
Girls mastered Oat Their Parents
Object to Too JUacli Notoriety.
Kew Yoek, Jnne 14. The Brighton
Blues are about to be disbanded. At least
their superior officers that is to say, their
parents, threaten to muster out the command.
And tbe reason assigned wonld be a curious
and unmilitaryone if any other organiza
tion than the Brighton Blues were con
cerned, being nothing more nor less than
that the command has become too well
known to fame.
The Blues is a unique organization.
There is probably nothing like it in mili
tary circles in the United States. It is a
company of 36 very young ladies whose pa
rents are among the most respectable people
on Staten Island.
The members are school girls ranging in
age, or rather in youth, from 12 to 16. The
Captain is Miss Jennie McNamee, daughter
of the well-known lawyer; the First Lien
tenant is Miss Anna Johnson, and the Sec
ond Lieutenant is Miss Laura Lawrence,
whose father is a prominent member of the
Stock Exchange. Amonsr the vouncr misses
whose names are on the muster roll are
Misses,Vanderbilt, Durant, Satterlee, Trask,
"Whittemore, Townsend, Carson and others,
representing well-known Staten Island
They organized themselves as a military
company of infantry in the spring of last
ear, and they have been drilling pretty
regularly ever since at the Pavilion Hotel
last winter and on the parade ground at
Fort Wadsworth during the pleasant
weatner. uorporal xremaine, who be
longs to the regulary army post sta
tioned -at the fort, has been their drillmas
ter. He says he never had a more intel
ligent and apter squad of recruits. The
girls think it great fun, and have become so
proficient that they execute the maneuvers
and go through the manual of arms with a
precision and grace that would do credit to
national guardsmen. They have got so that
they can fire off their muskets without
screaming, or even so much as winking.
The uniform is blue, with white and gold
trimmings. The jackets are of blue melton
flannel and the skirts are like those worn by
Highland, chieftains, except that they are
longer, reaching down to the top boots. The
lieutenants wear white pompons in their
caps and the captain a white plume falling
over her visor.
The Blues have made several public dis
plays and have given exhibitions for char
ity. Now the fine' military appearance of
the girls and the novelty of their organiza
tion has necessarily made the Brighton
Blues quite famous, and of course their pub
lic exhibitions and drills have resulted in
unavoidable newspaper mention.
This has displeased the parents of the
girls, and some of them have reached the
conclusion that their daughters are too
young to have their names in print, and so
they have resolved to break up the Brighton
Blues. The girls pout and are very sorry,
but unless they arrange to have no more
public appearances the organization is
A DOUBLE LYNCHING.
Two Desperadoes Taken From Jnll and
Hanged Over n. Chasm One Dies
Unconcerned, While the Other
Hew Albany, June 14. At 2 o'clock
this morning the county jail at Corydon, 20
'miles west of this city, was broken open by
about 125 farmers of Harrison, none of whom
were disguised, and James Devin and Charles
Tennyson taken from it and hanged irom
the iron bridge over Indian creek, for their
attempted assassination of James G. Lamay
and his niece. Lucy Lamay.
The jail doors were ba'ttered down with
railroad ties.' It took the lynchers half an
hour to effect an entrance to the jail, and
in their work they met no opposition.
When Devin's cell was broken open he
sprang out upon the gang of men, knocking
one of them down. He was quickly seized
bv the others, and remarked: "I expected
this. Hustle along." This was the only
words spoken by Devin, but he left a note
in hi3 cell which said: "I am not afraid to
die. thank God."
Tennyson had been feigning insanity
since Monday. When his cell was broken
open he was discovered in one corner of it,
chattering like an idiot, and seemingly not
appreciating the purpose of the mob. He
kept up this chattering in an insane man
ner until .the last moment.
The ropes were put around the necks of
the prisoners in the jail, and the nooses
drawn so as to keep them in place. Ar
rived at the bridge, the ropes were
made fast to girders. Men stood be
hind the prisoners, and at a given signal
pushed them from the bridge. The necks of
both were broken in the fall of ten feet they
made. The lynchers remained until the
swinging of the bodies ceased, when the
leaders pinned a note on the bridge which
read: "Don't remove these bodies till 9
o'clock." The lynchers then quietly dis
persed. Devin's body was brought to this city to
day, and will be buried to-morrow atLanes
ville, Harrison county. Tennyson's body
will be sent to his former home, Tennyson
station, "Warrick county. The hanging of
these two notorious desperadoes, both of
whom had served three terms in the peni
tentiary, gives general satisfaction to the
people in this part of Indiana, which was
the field ot their lawless and murderous
SHOT A CROOK ON SIGHT.
A Uotnrned Convict Wounded by a Man He
Had Sworn to Kill.
tSFECIAL TELEOItAM TO THE DISPATCB.1
Pbovidence, B. I., June 14. There was
a murderous assault in this town this after
noon, in which a notorious crook was shot
down by one of the leading busi
ness men. Martin Mullen was the vic
tim and Albert H.01ney is the man
who fired tbe shot. Mr. Olney was at his
desk and his attention was called to Mullen,
who was apparently bent on mischief of some
sort. He had finished a term of 2 years,
only a few days ago. Mullen threatened
to get square with 'those who had
aided his wile in obtaining her divorce. Mr.
Olney was her employer, and had helped i
her. To-day when he came to the store he
lound Albert xi. uiney present, ana witn
out wasting words, he made a break for
' Mr. Olney, drawing a pistol, fired. Mul
len staggered to the door and fell. The
ball entered the left side, two inches below
the heart, and thence pierced thediaph
ragm. He was sinking when he arrived at
the hospital, and will die before morning.
EASTERN DAIRYMEN ORGANIZING.
Tlio New York City Blllk Supply to be
ISFXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Middleton, Conn., June 14. The
movement for organizing tbe dairymen of
Hew York, New Jersey and Connecticut,
engaged in supplying the New York City
Market with milk, in an association formu
tual protection and advantage is rapidly
gaining. Abont 40 town or local branches
have been formed. The three latest towns
to organize local associations are Marathon,
Holmesville and Hobart, in this State.
The grievance to be amended lies in the
fact that the milk dealers of the city, acting
through the agency of the New York Milk
Exchange, arbitrarily fix the market price
at figures so low as to be unprofitable and
oppressive to producers. Under this state
of things the producers get only about 2
cents a quart for milk in summer and 3
cents in winter.
Plait's Chlorides, a true disinfectant.
An odorless liquid, very cheap and efficient.
1H T WPP 'n to-morrow's Dispatch,
DiLlj 11 111, Ullxhnw authors write, and
describes some of the literary methods of his
The Governor's Belief Commission
Now Taking Its Own Time.
A START TO BE MADE MONDAY,
Bat Johnstown's the Last of the Flooded.
Districts to he Visited.
WHY THE BOND WAS ABANDONED.
A Fall List of Those Who Were Beady to Help the
The Relief Commission appointed by Gov
ernor Beaver will not leave Philadelphia
until Monday evening. Johnstown will not
be the first place visited. Indeed, it is to
be the last place on the list. State Treas
urer Hart says the reason the Governor's
pet scheme for raising money for the suffer
ers fell through was.becanse Mr. Hart knew
the plan was unconstitutional.
IFBOU A ST ATT CORKXSFOXDEXT.
Philadelphia, June 14. Captain
Hart, State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, was
at the Lafayette Hotel to-day. "No," he
said to the correspondent of The Pitts
bueo Dispatch. "I am not taking any
part in the raising of the loan to do the
sanitary work at Johnstown."
"The State Treasury, of course, has no
further interest in it now?" .
"No," replied Captain Hart "I soon
settled that. It would be clearly unconsti
tutional and illegal to advance the money
from the State Treasury. T consulted with
my bondsmen, who were of the same opin
ion. I do not know who my successor is to
be, and while the State Treasury changes
hands in May, the Legislature does not
meet nntil the succeeding January. Aside
from what the Legislature might do when it
meets, my successor might not relieve me
of the responsibility, should I advance the
Tlio Whole Matter la a Nntsbell
is simply this, that I would be a defaulter.
I told the Governor this when the subject
was broached to me. That i3 why the plan
The Dispatch correspondent called on
Mayor JFitler to-day, and found that gen
tleman on the point of departing for his
home, to take a much needed rest. Since
the disastrous floods he has been hard at
work with the Belief Committee of Phila
delphia receiving contributions and sending
supplies to various points.
"Whose plan is the one adopted at the
meeting of the commission yesterday?" in
quired the correspondent.
"The suggestion," said Mayor Pitler,
"came from the Governor. He seemed to
have the plan well arranged in his mind.
He consulted me concerning it, and I in
dorsed it at once. It seemed to me an excel
lent solution of the difficulty, and a much
better plan than the first proposed."
A Good Word for the Governor.
Mayor Fitler spoke in very complimenta
ry terms of Governor Beaver, and when
asked when the commission would go to
Johnstown, replied : "We will leave hereon
Monday. The arrangements for our trip are
in the hands of Mr. Latta, General Agent of
the Pennsylvania Bailroad. We will first
visit Williamsport, and Johnstown will
probably be the last point reached. The
reason for that is that we desire to make our
trip uo longer than is absolutely necessary.
Should we go to Johnstown first we would
have to retraverse a portion of the ground."
"What will be the relation of the com
mission to General Hastings ?
"General Hastings is subject to the Gov
ernor, and nnder him will nave charge of
the expenditure of the money of the State.
The commission will have charge of the
charitable work. What we may do is yet
in the future. -Our first meeting will proba
bly be on the SDecial train that takes us out
on Monday. We will then discuss our pre
liminary plans, and after we have looked
over the situation will determine just what
A Question He Can't Answer
"How far will relief extend?"
"That is a question I cannot answer. I
have not made up my own mind on the sub
ject, and have not talked with the other
members of the- commission. General
Hastings has established a system of relief
for the immediate wants of the people, and
there will, now be regularity of supply. It
will not be too much of one thing to-day
and too little of something else, with the
conditions reversed to-morrow. General
Hastings knows just exactly where he
stands, and he and the military machinery
will probably continue to . be the channels
through which the relief will flow to the
people of Johnstown. The object of the
commission will be to put the people on
their feet again; to start the wheels of busi
ness in Johnstown. I will meet on Monday
at noon with tbe General Belief Committee
of Philadelphia, and in the afternoon or
evening the Governor's commission will
Backers of a Forsaken Scheme.
Mayor "Fitler gave The Dispatch corre
spondent a list of the persons who were will
ing to guarantee the amount of the money
it had been proposed to borrow from the
State Treasury. Mayor Fitler at the time
made no reference to State Treasurer Hart's
position, and seemed not to be aware that
the Governor's first plan had been stopped
by that gentleman. It was after the meet
ing with the Mayor that Captain Hart was
seen. There are 85 names on the list, and
they are as follows:
Edwin H. Fitler. E. T. Townsend, Cambria
Iron Company, Thomas Dolan, J. Lowber
Walsh, Samuel Walsh. A. J. Drexel, William
M. Smgerly, George C. Thomas. George W.
Cnilds, d. H. T. Stokesberry, George Myers,
John it. Fell, James W. Paul, Jr., the Times
Publishing Company, Henry D. Welsh, Brown
Brothers & Co., Daniel B. Camming!, Henry
Lewis, of Lewis Brothers & Co.: Josiab S.
Bacon, George D. McGeary, Provident Life
and Trust Company, Max Liverieht, Alex. K.
McClure, H. H. Houston, William L.
Elkins, Clement A. Griscom, John P.
Green, Joseph Pulitzer (New York
World), E. W. Clark & Co., John
Wanamaker, L. R. Wanamaker, Thomas B.
Wanamaker, Robert C. Ogden, Dallas Sanders,
Fitzgerald & Sons, Henry C. Terry, Joseph G.
Darllnfrton. Jacob Reid i Sons. Robert Glen-
denning, William E. Littleton, The Press Com
pany, LimitedJohn Y. Huber. William McH
vain, James F. Sullivan, John G. Croxton,
Charles H. Bames, Joeph D. Potts, Seth B.
Stltt; George W. Hill, Edmund Smith, Robert
R. Corson, Peter S. Dooner, John H. Converse.
William P. Henszey and William C. Stroud, of
the Baldwin Locomotive Works: Joseph I.
Keefe, Samuel Josephs, Francis Kennedy,
William Mann Company. ex-Governor Alonzo
B. Cornell, of New York; Thomas V.Cooper,
M. E. McDowell & Co.. Thomas R. Fatton, John
H, lieyourn, tne rniiaaeipma inquirer com
pany, the Union Trust Company. J. Simpson
Africa, President Edwin S. Stuart, Colonel
Thomas Potter, Jr., Dr. William Thomson,
Joseph F. Tobias, James Spear, George S. Har-
bias, James Spear, ueorge a. Har
DoB. Kelm, W. B. Crooks, John
Washington, D. C; Sharp & Alleman.
rge ven, neim. vv. sy. vrooics. uonn
Dr. J. it Weaver, Noriistown; Wetherell &
Brother, Hamilton Disston, John H. father-
Liiiaicifi i ituiubiru
wood, William Massey, Lewis Royer, Worrls
town, and E. J. Matthews.
Not So Fanny na It Was.
Hon. John Fow recently advanced the
idea that the losses of the Johnstown peo
nle and the insurance on their nrnnertv
should be ascertained and a pro rata divis-1
ion of tbe relief money be made on that
basis. "At first," said he, "the idea was
laughed at, but gradually they seem to be
coming around to my idea. I gather that
from the report of the meeting of tbe Gover
nor and the commission yesterday."
A CONTINUOUS GOLDEN STREAM
Pours In From Charitable People All Over
Little Eook, Aek., Jnne 11 The fol-
lowing letter was mailed to Governor Bea
little Bock, Ark., June 14.
Hon. James A. lieaver. Governor of Pennsyl
vania, Harrishurg, Pa. :
Dear Sib We send you herewith a draft
on the Third National Bank of New
York City, for J1.500. This money was
voluntarily subscribed bv the citizens
ot Little Rock to relieve distress
occasioned by tbe recent flood at Johnstown
and other places in that part of tbe United
States. Our States ara wfrlplv Renamed by
distance, but our citizens fully realize tbey are
brethren of a common country, and in any
calamity lilte this, most cheerfnllr contribute
of their money and sympathy for the relief and
condolence of the survivors. Tbe money is to
be expended underyour direction for the'relief
of the destitute, and you are not limited to any
city, town, or State.
James A. Fones,
P. K. Roots.
Charles F. Pextzel,
A. S. Gallati.
GZOROE R. BE0W3T.
A telegram from Harrisburg says that the
total receipts to the Governor's fund for the
relief of the flood sufferers yesterday and to
day amounted to 5124,000, making the
grand total about 5023,000. Tiffin closed
her flood contributions by sending another
carload of eoods to Johnstown. Two thou
sand dollars in cash and $2,500 worth of
clothing, bedding and provisions were sent
from that city.
THE UNKNOWN DEAD.
Description of Bodies Taken xo tbe Moreno
During tbe Day.
fFBOil A"STATF COEEXSP021DEST.1
JonirsTowif, June It Reports from the
Fourth ward schoolhouse state that the num
ber of bodies broneht to the morgue is on tbe
increase. The hard-working embalmers dressed
five bodies to-day, which were found in a space
20 feet square at the corner of Adams and
Railroad streets. Tbis was the locality wbero
tbe Conemangh divided when it rushed into
Johnstown, one section going down Railroad
street and the other part branching off into
Adams street. A huge pile of logs and trees,
jammed full of people, lodged at the point
where the two streets come together. It is es
timated that 100 bodies are fastened in tbe
mass, and tbev are being dragged out as fast as
tbe rubbish can be removed. Only one of tbo
corpses brought to the morsrue was identified.
It was that of Mrs. Trowater, the mother of
Carl Trowater, of Pittsbunr. Her son has been
in Johnstown since the flood searching day
after day for bis mother. She was buried at
Prospect Cemetery, where all the other bodies
were interred. Following are the descriptions
of the unknown:
237, young man. abont 5 feet Cinches in height,
striped coat and pants, open-face silver watch,
heavy plated chain with black stone settinp.bnncli
of keys, Dackaerefef Japanese healaclie cure, rubber
eraser, indelible pencil, cash 54 cents, penholders
and button book. 2S3. Mrs. Trowater. 2S9. col
ored boy, 10 to 12 years old, very much decom
posed and hair cat short, gray pants and coat, bine
waist shirt. 2i, man, with face very much dis
Sgnred. medium size, lean pants and coat, coarse
laced shoes, small piece of green ribbon, black
handled knife with one blade, wooden pipe, pad
lock key and 13 cents cash In his pockets. 291.
heavy-set woman, aee unknown, about S feet 5
Inches in height, light brown hair, weight 160
pounds, plain gold ring, breast-pin with brilliant
set, and a plain, old-fashioned earring.
A LITTLE GIRL POISONED.
Sbe Swallows n.Dose of Opium That Causes
rFBOli- A STXTT COBBESPOZJMST.J
Johnstows; June 13. A peculiar death,
which was an indirect result of the flood, oc
curred at East Conemaugh yesterday. A
little 2-year-old child, the daughter of a Mr.
Bowser, of Franklin township, took a dose of
opium, from the effects of which she died to
day. Her father was one of tbe survivors of
the flood, and a few days ago became ill. Dr.
Davis, of East Conemangh, attended him and
preset Ibed a mixture of opium.
On Wednesday night, while the father was
sleeping, bis little girl entered tbe room, and
seeingtbe bottle on the table determined to
taste the contents. She did so and tbe medi
cine so tickled her palate that she took a good
swallow. Sbe became violently ill in a few
minutes and despite the efforts of tho phvsi
cian, who labored with her all night, she died
in the mommg. McSwiqak.
Tbe Cnmps Left In Darknens.
tFEOM A STAFF COEBESPONDEXT.I
Johnstown, June K The electric light
which has been lighting up the camps during
the night and helping the men at tbe drift to
prosecute their work, has been cut off to-nlghi
because the machinery had to be removed
away from tbe Adjutant General's headqnar- L
ters, wnere u maae too mucu noise.
The First Train From the Enst.
IFEOM A STAFF COIUtESFOSDENT.J
Johustowit, June 14. The first train from
the East came into Johnstown at 12.15 tbU
morning, and continued its way toward Pitts
burg. This is the first train that has came over
the new track between South Fork and this
' The New District Attornev.
Johnstown, Jnne It The vacancy cause
by the death by flood of District Attorney
Harry M. Rose, of Cambria connty, has been
filled by the appointment of Hon. John Fen
ton, of Ebensbnrg. He is the oldest prac
titioner in tbe county and a Democrat. He
served two years in the State Legislatures
ECHOES OP THE FLOOD.
Items of minor Interest Pertaining; to tbe
A carload of new potatoes was yesterday
sent to the Johnstown sufferers by the citizens
of Mobile, Ala.
An entertainment will be held in the Turner
Hall, Jane street, Southside, on June 17, for the
benefit of tbe Johnstown sufferers. Alderman
Succop, J. Bradley, Wm. Rublandt and other
prominent Southside gentlemen are engaged in
The two Councils of the Jr. O. V. A. Jr. and
Braddock Conclave Improved Order of Hepta
sophs gave a successful entertainment in tbe
Lytle Opera House, Braddock, last night for
the benefit of the Johnstown survivors.
Major E. A. Montooth was present and made
na address. About 5600 was realized from the
sale of tickets.
An Ollapodrida of Bird fihoollDST, Baseball,
Teacbera' Flection. Etc
Tbe first annual tournament of the Braddock
Gun Club will be held in Kinney's Grove, op
posite Braddock, one week from to-morrow.
There will be no handicaps. The division of
money will be SO, 40, 20 and 10 per cent. Amer
ican Shooting Association rules will govern the
contests. The first contest will be at 6 bine
rocks, the entry to be SI: second, 9. $1 25; third,
12, SI SO: fourth, 9, SI 23; fifth, 12, SI SO; sixth,
The Braddock Blues and the Sewickleys play
at sraaaocK to-morrow, it win oe tne nrst ap
pearance of tbe Sewickleys there.
The Borough School Board last night elected
Prof. J. G. Anderson, of Jefferson county.
Principal. Prof." Edwin Tortmyer, who has
acted in that capacity for the past two terms,
was not an applicant, owing to falling health.
He will go to Montana, where he will engage
in newspaper work. Miss Stacia Bridges and
Miss Ella Canan were elected to fill tbe va
cancies in the Third ward school caused by the
resignations of Miss Sarah Morrow and Miss
Jennie Fritzlns. Tbe latter is to be married
He Had Genuine Snakes.
Officer Shultz, of Allegheny, arrested four
young men early yesterday morning for dis
orderly conduct, and they were locked up.
After they had been pnt behind tbe bars it was
discovered tbat one of them had snakes in his
pocket genuine snakes. The turnkey was
called and promptly chopped the heads off of
two unnsually large carter snakes. Tbe
owner, Edward Bushman, threatened to sue
for damages, but cannot execute bis threat for
SO days, as the entire party were sentenced to
the workhouse for one month.
Slay Close Down To-Day.
It is stated on pretty good anthority that the
Allegheny Bessemer Steel Works at Dnquesno
will pay off its men to-day and close down the
works for an indefinite period. Heavy ex.
Senses entailed by tbe green hands who have
ecn operating the works is the reason as
signed. School Board Organized.
The Allen School Board, Thirty-first ward,
met on last Thursday evening and organized
by electing Mahlon Garland President, Thomas
G. Jones Secretary and John C. Thomas Ireas
urer. Tbe principal, Pror. W. W. Keenedy, and
allthe old teachers were re-elected.
A CHARMING STORY, XZttlX
entitled "My Hearts Delight" wiU be pub
lished complete in to-morroufs Dispatch:
White lads and Colored Paraders
Have a Bow at Wilmin gton.
TWO OF THE F0R1IEB KILLED
And a Namber of Others Were Injured by
THE NEGE0E3 STARTED THE TBOUBLB
By Emming Into a Crowd of White People Wl Were
A little feud is in progress between col
ored and white factions in "Wilmington,
Del., and a race war is imminent. In a
row between a party of colored paraders and
some white lads, the former drew revolvers.
Two of the boys were killed and others fh
jured. A number of arrests have been,
ISPZCIAI. TZLXOBAM TO TILE DISPATCH.I
"Wilmington, del., June 14. Aa
alarmingly dangerous youthful race war -exists
in this city, and so far it has culmi
nated in the death of two white boys
and the serious injury of two others, as
a sequence of last night's riot itt
which "Walter Wright wa3 killed and
Joseph Lawler and Thomas Malory all
white lads, injured. The trouble is the out
come of a street fight which occurred be
tween the white and colored men about a '
month ago, when the combatants were sep
arated before any decisive result was
Since then the two parties have been at
bitter enmity. The colored men were par
arding last evening, and marched past a
merry-go-round where the white lads and a
number of women had gathered. They
surged into the crowd, jostling the latter
and crowding the boys into tbe gutter.
BEADT FOE A P.OW.
The drum corps had stopped playing just
before reaching tbis point, and it was ob-'
served that each of the colored men had his
hand in his pocket. The young men re
sented tbe treatment, and following the
band made demonstrations of violence, but
not carrying them into effect. Jnst on the
edge ot the crowd one of the colored men
palled out a revolver and,aiming it into the
The bullet took effect in the arm of
Joseph Lawler, aged 8 years, shattering the
bone and prodncing a serious wound. The
colored men then retreated, pursued by the
crowd of young white lads. Two squares
further away one ot the drummers halted
under a lamppost, and drawing a re
volver, held it directly at the
bead of "Walter "Wright, aged 16,
and fired two shots. Both bullets
went crashing into the brain of "Wright,and
he fell mortally wounded, dying within a
short time. Aiming his weapon again, the
colored man fired a third charge and Thomas
Maloney, aged 17, fell with a wound in his
The bone was splintered and the wound
is a painful one, which may render neces
sary the amputation of tbe arm. The col
ored man then took up a hasty retreat, the
crowd pushing in its pursuit, taking the
wonnded lads. ;
A BITTEE FEUD.
John Doardan, aged 15 years, died to
day from the effects of a stab wound in-'
flicted about three weeks ago by a colored
boy named Robinson daring an altercation. ,
Robinson has not been captured and is re
ported to have fled to Chester. The Core-,
ner's inquest in Wright's case began to-day,
but it will be several days before any de
cision is arrived at.
In the meantime the following negroes
will be held to await the action of the
Coroner's jury: Robert Coopef Grani"""
Bantam, George H. Williams, John Banks,
Charles H. Govern, Wade Thomas. Dink
Walker, George Benson, Kelson. Govans
and Richard Govans. Subsequently Charles
. uo vans, faeweil nail ana Wni. (iovans
The general feeling against the obstreper
ous negroes is assuming intense proportions,
and it is very likely that last night s rioters
will be made an example of.
A FORTUNE FOR A PRODIGAL.
An Old Sinn Bequeathes His Property to His
Bipley, O.. Jnne 14. James Hiatt, of
near Minerva, Ky., the old man who has
been robbed so frequently, and whose son
disappeared from home over a year ago, died
yesterday. In his will the old man be
queaths his estate, valued at about f 30,000,
to his missing sou, provided the latter ap
pears and lays claim to it within two years,
otherwise the entire estate is given to an
educational institution in Minerva.
A PERSIAN MASCOT.
The Shah's Superstition Gives
a Boy Si
I.uinrious 1.1 fc.
A new and noticeable figure among the
numerous dignitaries and officials in the suit of
the Shah of Persia is a boy of 12, whom the
Shah has covered with dignities and titles, and
who is an object of envy and fear to most of
His Majesty's Ministers. His name is Goolamall
Kban. Ho is tbe Director of the Corps of
Royal Pages, and one of bis titles is t.2izn3
Sultan, "Favorite of the Monarch." Neither
Minister,. Vizier nor royal Prince has ever yet
been allowed to sit at the Sbab's table, but
Oeolamali Kban is an exception to this law of
tire Persians. He is constantly by his master's
side, and has more servants to wait upon him
than anv two of tbe royal Ministers.
Tbe explanation of tbis extraordinary treat
ment is to be found in tbe Persian monarch's
conviction that bis life is inseparably and mys
teriously bonnd with that of Goolamall Kban.
and that wise men have foretold that tbe Shah's
death will be preceded only a few days by that
of his young favorite; that tbe health and pros
perity of tbe latter will mean the health and
prosperity of tbe former; and that generally
wbatever befalls tbis little one will also happen
to his royal protector. This belief has resulted
in the boy's leading a life of luxury and ease
unknown to tbe most f ortunate courtiers la
Teheran. He was seated on the knees of two
magnificent grandees on the Shah's entry Into
ABUNDANCE OF ROSES.
The Molstnre and the Heat Prodace Rapid
Growth and Development.
Tbe abnormal moisture of the pastfew weeks
has bad the natural effect of bringing forward
plants and flowers of all kinds, and as a conse
quence tbe Allegheny parks, under the foster
ing care of Superintendent Hamilton, are now
about looking tbelr best. A new and notice
able feature near tbe lake is the bed of alter-'
nanthercB and ecbeverice, planted in imitation
ot a Grand Army badge, flanked by six corps
badges. The effect is most artistic and the re
semblance to tbo badge quite striking. Similar
plants have been laid down in Imitation of a
horse's bead, very cleverly done, in a bed close
by. Alluding to the fine bloom of Antolne
Mouton and General Jacqueminot roses, Mr.
"We have never in anv season had a finer ex
hibition of roses than in tbis," said Mr. Hamil
ton, "nor do 1 remember any year when the
bloom had matured so early as In the present. 9
The reason for this is found in tbe almost con
tinuous moisture m tbe atmosphere since
the beginning of tbe month and tbe unusually
high temperature which prevails, both causes
combining to favor a luxuriant growth and -
.-,rneA hlnnm ami n. hlnnm. tnn whfoh lasts t4
much longer than in most years, owing to thejfl
hot, dry nays to wmen one in wis climate Mffl
A Lighted Pipe Caused a Fire.
A new tin roof is being put on tbe Allegheny
Market house. Last evening one of tbe work!
men put bis lighted pipe in his overalls and left!
them on the roof. About 7 o'clock the over-
alls Ignited and set fire to tbe roof. The blazes
was extinguisnea oeiore much damage nad '
1 II llTYTFn OTTV forms the theme t
ix llalli' 1 JJl Vll X a soul-harrourintil
article by Olive Harper in to-morrow's Dis-'l
patch, in which she relates some stories oJ