Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, June 23, 1889, Image 1

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Jest Cases to be Shortly Be
. gun by Several Damaged
by the -Flood.
Jolin Thomas & Sons, "Who
1 Lost $150,000, Vffl at
Once Enter Suit
If They ,Are Successful, Scores of
Similar Suits Will Sure
ly Follow.
be Satisfactory to Most of
Plaintiffs, trat That Would
Hake the Sum Total
MT 1 CENT LESS 'THAU' 20,000,000
A movement is now on foot among the
citizens of Johnstown to cue the South Pork
Pishing Club for damages caused by the
latejdisaster. The firm of. John. Thomas &
Son, who lost heavilv, will set the ball roll-
fng'by bringing a suit for $150,0001 A
strong legal fight wiir be made, and if the
plaintiffs sncoeed their example will doubt
less be followed by other business men.
JOHSSTOWr, Jnne 22. "As soon as
Horace Bose, attorney, recovers, we will
take steps to bring a test suit for 5150,000
damages against the South Fork.Fishing
Club," said W. B. Thomas, one of the firm
of John Thomas & Son, this afternoon.
"We were doing a business of $200, 000 before
the disaster. "We lost the profit of 21 tenants
in the flood, and a fertilizing mill ontside
of our store stock, and altogether we place
our loss at 5150,000. We will comcromise
With the club for half that amount, bnt if
rhey do that they will break their necks
wd we don't expect any such move on their
p "Over 100 merchants in the town have
offered to contribute 550 apiece to bact us
tip in the test to be made. The merchants
will hold a meeting in a few days to decide
what course of action to pursue. The opin
ion is prevalent that we ought to make the
-first move, and
Material AsslMance I Promised
by everybody interested. The Cambria
Iron Company will not sue because they
held a few shares of stock, which they
bought, I am told, for the purpose of know
ing what the club was doing. The suit will
"be entered in Cambria countyand the very
best legal talent in the State will be em
ployed. "We seem to thint we can make
out a good case, and we propose to see what
Can be done. Nothing will be started in a
lurry and we believe our chances ol success
pie good,"
The firm of John Thomas & Son is worth
about 5500,000. They have lost heavily,
and owing to their excellent standing in the
community, the merchants naturally se
lected them to make the fight The suit
will be carefully prepared, and, if it stands,
every man in Johnstown who lost a cent
will come in for his share of damages. It
Is surprising how determined and united
the people are on this subject, and they are
.earful lest some blunders in the legal pro
ceedings should be made.
Determined to Fight the Ctnb.
' Not many davs will elapse before some-
-ting is done and the fishing clnb will find
.they have a big fight on their hands. Some
of the people think the entire town will
compromise for 520,000,000. It is difficult
to estimate what the actual losses will be.
They are placed anywhere between $40,000,
000 and 550,000,000.
Dr. "Wakefield, who is doing such heroic
. work in Kernville, is very much interested
in this snbject The doctor lost his home
and library amounting to 56,000. In an in
terview he said:
"The people have talked all along of
bringing damage suits against the club, and
4f they can secure the slightest hold they
will do so. The citizens are bewildered,
and don't enow whom to sue, and it is a
question with some whether they can do
anything with a limited corporation. The
millionaires in the clnb ought to reimburse
the losers to a certain extend withont any
suits. If they would do the best they could
I think.the people will be satisfied."
A Verdict Anxionsly An-nttcd.
. "Everybody is waiting for the Coroner's
decision. The people will keep Dr. Evans
Vtirred up until the verdict is rendered.
Those who know best claim the South Fork
club exceeded its charter rights. This fact
Vill be determined by the bestlawyers, and
If they have done so in the slightest degree,
'they will have to pay for it
Colonel John P. Linton, in all probabil
ity, will assist in the suit of John Thomas
& Son, This firm has opened its store
and resumed business. A carload of store
goods was received from Pittsburg, but in
the present condition of the town there are
not many puyers. isuael.
About CO citizens have subscribed 510
apiece for the purpose of suing the South
Pork Pishing Club for damages. A paper
is being circulated and there is not much
trouble in securing signers. Israel.
finch Is the Estimate Made by the Physicians
Johnstowtt, June 22. All the local
physicians met accidentally at the Bedford
Street Hospital last night They repre
sented all parts of the stricken city, and
after discussing the calamity, all joined in,
the conclusion that not a soul less than
10,000 people were lost in the flood.
On account of the general knowledge of
the people possessed by the "physicians, the
estimate is looked upon as reliable.
Report of a Committee of the American Eo
ginecrlna .Society on the Breaking
of the Dam Farther Sur
veys Necessary.
rerrciAL txlegbam to tot dispatoi.i
Seabkight, 2T. J., Jane 22. This was
the second day's session of the thirty-seventh
annual meeting of the American So
ciety of Civil Engineers, which is being
held at the Octagon House. The
parlor of the hotel was crowded
when Chairman Croes called the
convention to order. George W. Eafler, of
Bochester, read a paper on "The fresh water
algae and theirrelation to the purity of pub
lic water supplies." Desmond Fitzgerald,
of Brookline, Mass., read an essay upon
"Some maximum rainfalls in Boston."
A. Fleley, the Chief Engineer of the
Aqueduct Board of New York City, who
was the Secretary of the Special Committee"
appointed by the society to investigate the
cause of the Johnstown tiam failure, made
a verbal report He said the engineering
press had shown great enterprise in going to
the spot and taking views. Their accounts
could be taken as accurate. The
committee had visited the dam, and had
taken a survey of it and its surroundings,,
but it iound that no final report could be
prepared until they had made extensive
surveys of the reservoir and its watershed.
There was no question that the rainfall at
the time of the disaster was very heavy.
This is shown by the fact that on the Juniata
river, on the main line of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, not less than 26 high iron Bridges,
which had stood for many years, had been
washed away.
The question which remains to be investi
gated is whether the flow of the Conemaugh
river at the dam, although large, could
have been foreseen or whether it was ot un
precedented magnitude. This questioff was
to be solved by the result of the surveys in
which the committee was engaged, audits
report would be given to the society as'soon
as the committee reached its conclusions. '
Twenty-one Bodies Recovered and Severn!
of Them Identified.
Johnstown, June22.-Twenty-one'bodies
were recovered to-day. Twenty were taken
to the .Mill ville morgue, and one child was
found in Kernville. The condition of the
bodies was horrible beyond description.
Still a few "were identified, as follows;
The daughter of Jphn Hannon, 'Annie Len
hart, James Martha, wife' and three children,
Jacob Hamilton, Maggie P. Hippie.
The balance are unknown. One was' a
woman with acbild. She wore brilliant
eardrops. Another body was supposed to
be Hiss Lenton. An unknown man died at
the hospital. "He had a check marked J.
McK.,.jib.'l,698r - - -Israel.
Such Will be the Charge for Site for the
Portable tlonses. ,
Johnstowx, June 22. Dr. Lee, of the
State Board of Health, sent Dr. Matthews
to Cambria City this afternoon to select sites
for the erection or portable houses in that
neighborhood. Mr. 3f otbam trill lease Jots
for this"pnrpose-at"l cent per month.
Dr. Lee is anxious to .have the cellars of
all available houses cleaned out There are
a number of such houses in Kernville, bnt
the tieadsof the families, in many instances,
are employed in the mills, and can't do the
work themselves. The doctor will not allow
these houses to be occupied until the cellars
are cleaned. " Israel.
Sir. Filnn Proposes lo T.ay Off 500 of His
Men To-BIorrovr.
Johkstotvx, June 22. Philip Flinn on
Monday will cut down his force of men 500.
He relieves 15 timekeepers and 11 hoisting
engines will be discontinned. This will
leave 4 engines and a force of 500 men. All
the contractors have been ordered to cut
down their forces. Mr. Flinn thinks the
men will be added again in a few days.
Guy Deomies and two ot his Italian com
patriots were lectured by General "Wiley
this afternoon for creating discord among
the workmen. He threatened to put them
in jail and they promised to behave them
General Eastings Assnres the Boys That
They Will Get What ! Dae.
Johsstowk, June22. General Hastings
assured the boys of the Fourteenth Regi
ment that they would be paid. The money
will be paid next Saturday, if the men want
it At the close of camp life here they will
be furnished with new suits.
The General told Colonel Perchment that
the regiment could go into camp this sum
mer if they so desired, or be would inspect
them in the fall. This arrangement is per
fectly satisfactory to the men. Isbael.
Fifty Bnslness Houses Uecun.
Johnstowtt, June 22. The Building
Committee this morning commenced the
construction of SO business houses on the
public square.
Tho Nez Perces Protest Apnlnst Their Re
cently Appointed Agent.
"WASHiKGTOir, Jnne 22. James Ben
bens, a ixez Perces Indian from Omaha,
called on Secretary Xoble and Acting In
dian Commissioner' Betts to-day, and
warmly protested, in the name of his
tribe, against the retention in office of
Charles F. Monteith, aS.agent for his peo
ple. Mr. Monteith was the agent for the
l!ez Perces during the four years imme
diately prior to 1886, when he was suc
ceeded by George W. Norris. His
present appointment was made since
the incoming of the present administration.
Benbens represented that dnriug Monteitn's
former term he had forfeited the respect and
good will of the tribe by repeated acts of
crnelty, and on many occasions he had
demonstrated the fact that he bad no in
terest whatever in the welfare of the
Andians. lie said that He was a man
totally unfitted by nature to occupy the
position he held, as was demonstrated by
the fact that during his former term he had
gained the ill will and enmity of nearly
every member of the tribe.
Secretary Noble, at the conclusion of Ben
ben's statement assured him that his
charges against Mr. Monteith would receive
his careful attention, and if it was lound
that Mr. Monteith was unfitted for the po
sition to which he had been appointed he
would not be permitted to continue in it
Taking Down Ihe Wires.
New York, June 22. The newspapers
of this city which have private wires run
ning into their offices have been put to se
rious inconvenience by the cutting of tel
egraph wires along Park Bow, which was
begun on Friday and practically completed
to-day. Nearly all of the papers suffered
to a greater or Jess extent
I to-day. Nearly all of the papers Buffered and Plannagan threw himself npon his cot I
to a greater or Jess extent j and began to cry bitterly.
Negroes', nnd White People Deaert Their
Work to Follow a Preacher Who
, Claims to Be Christ The '
Man Arrested tu
a Ya Brant.
Chableston, June 22. Down on the
banks of the Savannah river the negroes, are
in a peaceful state of mind. For a month
or so a white man who calls himself Jesus
Christ has been going through the country
preaching. The negroes have come to be
lieve in him and have accepted his words as
inspired teachings. "Give up everything
and follow me," he commanded. "Let your
crops go; turn your cattle in the patches; the
Lord will provide for you." And, obeying
him, hundreds of negroes have quit work.
Their little crops have grown -upwith weeds;
the planters have been deserted by their la
borers, who absolutely refuse to work; the
turpentine manufacturers and the sawmill
men have difficulty in getting men enough
to continue operations.
The colored people have been demoral
ized for three weeks. To such an extent has
the craze spread that the intelligent colored
people and the whites joined in discussing
some plan to put a stop to it It was decided
to arrest the crank or send him oat of the
country. Some were readr .to lynch him,
but better counsel prevailed. &. warrant
was issued for his arrest -and put-in the
hands of the Sirann. m '
The women were more emphatic than the
men and had armed themselves with gnus,
but the newprophet told his people not to
oner any resistance as-he would not be put
to death. When the officers Went to arrest
him no resistance was offered. After his
arrest he gave vthe name 'of' Campbell and
said he came from the "West He shows
scars in his hands wl'ich he says were made
by nails when he was crucified'on Calvary.
His hair and beard are long and' shaggy,
although he evidentlv endeavors to trim his
beard as the Savior's is represented in some
old pictures. -
The negroea fall down and worship hjm
and kiss his bands .and feet and anoint
him. He dresses shabbily some times: and
at all times poorly. He refuses money pub-J
jiciy, dui is saia to nave money, imu.ii tvas
feared the charge of vagrancy could not be
sustained. At his bidding, women have left
their husbands and mem their families to
follow him. His familiarity with the
Scriptures is exceptional. . He has toldthe
people that he will go back to , heaven in. a
chariot of fire at an early date.
Mrs. Hayes Is Still lylnc in an Uncon
scious State It is Feared That the
Paralytic Stroke Will be Fatal
injts Results Many Mes
'sages of Sympathy.
Fremont, June 22. Mrs. Hayes is now
resting very quietly. Last evening, several
hours after the stroke, General Hayes
thought sh. understood what he-said. He
asked her if she understood him, anH if she
did to press hi i hand, which she did with
her left ' hand. )He also thought she 'in
dicated in the same manner that she
was without pain. Her son "Webb came
from Cleveland last night, and he said she
had not recognized him in aDV way. If she
is conscious now it is hard to determine. It
is dffficult -to distinguish much change
from yesterday. Webb thought if there
was it was possibly for. th- tetter. This
afternoon she was unable to retain any
aedicini. !wn ' i
The General said last night thaFduring
the past winter both he and .Mrs. Hayes
had enjoyed better health than for years Be
fore, and that for three or four weeks alter
the Hew York Centennial they both felt
splendid. But for the past two
weeks Mrs. Hayes had been feeling
poorly, but no serious illness was thought
of. All the children are at home: Burchard
from Toledo, Webb from Cleveland, and
Scott from Cornell. Bud and Miss Pannie
were at home in constant attendance on
their mother.
Intimate friends of the family entertain
the gravest doubts of her recovery. A
brother of Mrs. Hayes, Dr. Joseph Wtbb,
died from the same trouble nine vears ago.
iiving only ten hours after the attack.
Many letters and telegrams containing ten
der words of love and sympathy for the
family are being received from friends.
President Harrison Distributes aFewPInms
Among the Eager Politicians.
"Washington, June 22. The following
appointments were announced to-day: John
T. Stevens, of Maine, to be Minister Besi
dent to the Hawaii Islands; George Money,
of Tennessee, to be Minister Resident to
Paraguay and Uraguay; John Martin Craw
lord, of Ohio, to be Consul General at St
Mr. Steven? was formerly Minister to
Paraguay and Uraguay under the adminis
tration of President Grant, and under the
Hayes administration he held the post of
Minister to Sweden and Korway. He has
been a member of the Maine Legislature,
and has held other State offices of im
portance. George Monev, of Tennessee,
was also in the diplomatic service
before his present appointment,
having been Minister to the
Republic of Colombia during Garfield's ad
ministration. He was chairman of the
Tennessee delegation to the National Re
publican Convention of 1888, and has been
a prominent hgure in politics.
John Martin Crawford, who is appointed
Consul General at St Petersburg, is a
scholar of distinction, and translated the
Scandinavian National Epic.
He and Sir. Wannmaker Drop In on a Baso
hall Gamp.
Cape Mat, N. J., June 22 The Presi
dent this afternoon visited the Athletic
Park, where a baseball game was in pro
gress between the Cape May team
and a team of Indian boys from the
Lincoln Institute, Philadelphia. It was
ten minutes past five when Manager Hamil
ton's conpe, containing the President, Gen
eral Sewell and Postmaster General Wana
maker was driven through the eutrance.
The game of baseball was abandoned while
the President and party -was driven up be
side the grand stand and halted.
Cheers were given by the assembled
crowd, a college cry, and a campaign yell
were given bjr the players, and the Presi
dent bowed his acknowledgments. There
was a large amount of handshaking done
Ty the boys, who crowded around to see the
President of the Union. The party re
mained upon the grounds but 10 minutes,
and then pursued the pleasures of the
drive. Baby McKee was taken along, as
He Cries Bitterly After His Death Warrant
Is Rend o Him.
WrxKESBABBE, Pa., June 22. The
Sheriff to-day, accompanied by several news
paper men, entered the rell ot "Bed Nose
Mike" and red to him the death warrant,
by authority of which he will be hanged on
Tuesday next During the reading of the
document the prisoner kept his eyes stead
fastly fixed on the Sheriff and neverflinched.
His only words after the reading were "All
right sir."
After the party bad withdrawn from ,the
cell the murderer of Paymaster McClure
and Plannagan threw himself npon his cot
and began to cry bitterly.
By a Proposal to-Have Disputes Be
tween Landlords rind Tenants
Thousand- of Bifles Stored Away for Future
Use by Boulangists.
Somen tf War Quieted ty Calm Reflection on Its
Inevitable Cost
In the House of Commons a motion to
settle disputes between landlords and
tenants by arbitration greatly excited the
members, and was of course voted down.
Pretty1 Princess Stephanie is kept in
Vienna, against her desire, by a peculiar
law. The var rumors of- a week ago have
alFdied down into a peaceful quiet
London, Jnne 22. The House of Com
mons came out ot itsi usual languor la3t
night and got much excited over the big
debate on Ireland. James Ellis, just back
from Ireland, where he had witnessed
numbers 'of evictions, proposed that the
House should make a law of his proposition
to ' refer disputes between landlords and
tenants to arbitrators. This suggestion,
eminently fair to every right-minded person,
was"1 vigorously opposed, of course, by the
Tories, and a big word fight was the result
The one thing missing was a speech from the
Grand Old Man, but Sextou's eloquence
almost atoned for Mr. Gladstone's silence.
Arbitration, of course, would not suit
Balfour, who likes to play at being
fancying himself somewhat Bismarckian,
and he opposed the arbitration proposal in
trne Balfourian style. The trouble was all
due to ihe Irish agitators, said he, and to
the natural stnpidityof the Irish tenants,
who did not know what was good for them.
The Government, of course, obtained a
majority ,on a vote, thanks to the Liberal
Unionists, but the debate has produced a
good effect, thanks to the facts brougnt out
That arbitration would, in nearly every
case, prevent evictions is undeniable. It
has already restored peace on more than one
nclntA'mhAKrt if kns Kaah ttAii ThA Pftn.
sonby tenants have offered, to pay 104,000,
and the landlord's agent demands 110,000.
The difference of 6,000 t
if arbitration had been In fact agreed to
on both sides, when Smith Barry, the Tory
County Cork landlord, who, unable to ob
tain an election in his own country, sits for
an English constituency, interfered, at Bal
four's suggestion. Consequently evictions
are being carried on with energy.
Twenty families have been pnt out of
their homes this week, and that number
will be doubled next week. Detailed re
ports of evictions, even as toned down in
the Tory papers, have so damaging ah effect
in the minds of Englishmen that the Gov
ernment has adopted the plan of putting a
cordon of soldiers around each cabin that is
to be operated on by the evictors, and so
keeps uncomfortably inclined spectators at
a distance.
The City of London Overrun by Ker York
Theatrical SInnngers.
London, June 22. London each day be
comes more and more the property, tempo
rarily,of Americans. They are climbing over
every monument, filling the theaters.crowd
ing the boats and rejoicing the shopkeepers
beyond all description. Men who act, and
especially those who manage actors, are a
peculiarly pervading feature this week; A.
M. Palmer is here, with all his family, and
Charles Overton and Henry C. Jarrett
Eugene P. Tompkins is at work, if his
friends are not mistaken, in getting together
English money to turn the New York
Academy of Mnsic ownership into a stock
company, and then to tnrn the Academy
into a concert hall, after the fashion of the
London Alhambra.
Imre Kiralfy is on his way to collect a
Hungarian ballet in Buda Pesth. His
brother Bolossy, with whom he quarreled
so saaiy, saiiea mis morning lor JNew xorc.
They are not quarreling now. Thev met
here in the smoking room, had a drink,
made up, signed new partnership inden
tures, and made arrangements to work,
harmoniously, that inexhaustible gold
mine, the American public.
Tony Pastor is here, and Helen Dauvray
Ward, whose sister is doing a bust of
Horace Greeley for the New York Press
Club, and James Powers, of the Casino,
who wants to act in London, just to see
how it goes, and Henry Abbey, whose last
feat has been to get Sara Sate, the violinist,
for America, and Evans and Hoey, and, in
fact, almost everybody.
War Costs Far More Than Frequent Bnmora
of Approaching War.
London, June 22. The promising war
scare which required writing up last week
has gone the nsual way oi war scares. It's
dead. The markets are strengthening.
Russia, for the time being, has pulled in
her claws and disclaims the acts of her paid
agitators in the Eastern States. The war
talk has calmed down in Berlin, and the in
dustrious correspondents are pooh-poohing,
in chorus, the happenings which made them
hysterical a week ago. The signs and pre
dictions very apparently amount to nothing
at present, and it is well, to resign one's
self to the fact that we shall not know
when trouble is coming until it is actually
here.' This wonderful calming down of the
big scare is generally attributed to Bis
marck's influence over the young Emperor.
The latter wants glory, and listens gladly
to General Waldersee, the principal friend
of war in Germany at present, but Bismarck
thus far appeirs to rule.
The 'patient gentleman who collects sta
tistics brings out to-day some figures to help
the cause of peace. It seems that trom 1852
to 1877 war killed 1,948,000 people, and what
is still more wonderful, that the killing of
each man cost more than 2,000, a total cost
of 2.413,000,000, so that peace has its good
points, from an economical side.
Old Rogue Who Feigned Insanity la
Order to Evniio Work.
London, June 22. At Garstong, Lan
cashire, to-day, Daniel O'Neill was com
mitted to take his trial on a charge of
swindling. O'Neill, who has ten aliases,
has for 20 years lived well without the
necessity of working by feigning epilepsy
and insanity. f
He has been a voluntary Inmate, from
time 'to time, of nearly every lunatic asy
luhi in'this sxrantry. "r "
The Beaotlfni Princess Stephanie Not
Allowed" to Leave Vienna for Awhile A
Law That Prevents Her From Flying
Pram a Place She Detests.
London, June 22. The unfortunate
Crown Frinces3 Stephanie, whose husband,
Budolpb, was such a bad lot during his
life, which ended in a disgraceful murder
or suicide, will soon be able to leave Vienna
and the Austrian Court, which she detests.
According to the law of the country, she is
obliged to remain in the capital as long as
there Is the slightest possibility of a posthu
mous heir being born to Prince Budolpb,
for this baby, if it should come along,
would actually be the Emperor of Austria.
The doctors have certified already that no
heir is possible, bnt that is not sufficient;
and the young woman must remain for ten
months of her widowhood, to make sure.
At the end of that time she will take up
her residence on the little island of Lac
rima, and it is supposed that she will not
live in Austria any more, but spend her
time on the Biviera and in Switzerland,
where a villa on Lake Lucerne is being
built lor her.
J- This young woman, so unfortunately mar
ried and so tragically widowed, is only 25
Veara old and good looking, so that she may
still make uplor early hardships. In fact,
Vienna gossips are already arranging the
matter for her in advance and have discov
ered one or two successors to Prince Bu
dolpb who would do admirably.
The house inwhich the dissipated young
prince killed himself, at Myerline. is being
pulled down The orders of the Emperor
are to make every effort to obliterate the
scene of the midnight tragedy and to cause
it to be fnnrnrton
''The Empress of Austria, Princess Steph
anie's mother-in-law, whose marriage, by
the way, has also been a decided failure, is
greatly improved in health, which is at
tributed to fte massage treatment The
paralysis ol the limbs, which she was sup
posed to nave, has been, removed by rub
bing, and she is now abler to go about and
indulge in her favorite mountain climbing,
although not as yet to ride. "
He Finds Gold Pieces Too Seldom in tho
Contribution Box.-
London, June 22. TheBev. I)r. Parker,
who, in 'a religious way, rather recalls
Boulanger's political characteristics,, and
who went over to America with the sup
posed idea of gathering in Henry "Ward
Beecher's vacant church, appears to have
some deep move ia'bis mind. He has made
several references'Of late to the possibility
of his leaving the City Temple, and only
last Thursday he again remarked to his con
gregation that it was no easy work that he
was doing there; and that he is daily con
sidering the probability of giving it up.
He told them this so that when he did no
map need say it came upon him as a sur
prise, and that no notice had been given.
Curiously enough this announcement fol
lowed a facetious allusion to the discovery
by the reverened gentleman in the collection
box of two gold pieces, a thing which he
said had happened only half a dozen times
in 20 years. It is to be hoped that this lack
of gold has had no influence in making Dr.
Parker look npon the City Temple as not
good enough.
A Conrt Found Not AfraTd to Summon the
Queen's Coasin.
London, June 22. Mr. Sims, author and
journalist, never heard of by anybody until
the Duke of Cambridge assaulted him with
a sties: in a crowd, may perhaps get satis
faction out ot his Royal Highness after all.
Police Court Magistrate Bridge declined to
summon the Duke when asked to, on the
ground he did not think he could be con
victed. Now a more respectable tribunal,
composed of the Lord Chief Justice and Mr.
Justice Hawkins, has decided that the Duke
must be summoned and excuse himself the
same as any ordinary mortal.
The Chief Jnstice was very careful not to
be disrespectful to the Duke, but made it
very plain that where he was running things
all subjects of the Queen, including her
cousins, must have the same treatment, and
must expect to come to court, even if they
assault only a small-sized author.
A Member of Parliament Tries to Starve
Himself and Retires From Ihe Honse.
London, June 22. At the beginning of
the week the resignation of Mr. Brnce, Lib
eral member of Parliament, was announced.
To-day the story of his leaving the House
which, by the way, will bring on some very
interesting competitions, as the Tories are
going to be silly enough to contest for For
farshire was first made public
It seems that the unincky man, who was
the second son of Lord Elgin and who prom
ised to have a brilliant career, was seized
two years ago with a fit of depression.
Lately he has attempted to starve himself,
refusing food until it became necessary to
use force to make him take nourishment,
and during the early part of this year, while
still a member of Parliament, he was placed
under restraint, and has now gone abroad.
His Majesty Very Slowly Annmlng
Habits of Civilization.
London, June 22. The Shah will soon
be here, and preparations go on apace. The
increasing eagerness to obtain seats at
special operatic performance has put the
price of stalls up to 5 each, and everybody
has invited his semi-civilized majesty to
endless entertainments. The Shah has got
a whole valise lull of decorations of the
Orderof the Lion and the Sun to distribute.
In the course of his visit in Holland, where
he has been having a cheerful time, he has
given away a great many of them, and made
some prosperous Dutchmen very happy.
Although the Shah has taken to wearing"
a pot hat and patent leather boots, a hand
kerchief does not yet form any part of His
Majesty's personal goods, so that there is
considerable room lor improvement
Thousands of Rifles Reported Secretly
Stored Away In Case of Need.
London, June 22. Our friend Boul an
ger, is wonderfully quiet of late. He goes
about to little afternoon receptions, bnt is
not making very great headway socially;
The latest story from Prance concerning
him relates to his tremendous purchase of
arms, secretly, after the Schnaebele inci
dent, which threatened war between France
and Germany.
Thousands of thousands of rifles pur
chased by the general at that time arc al
leged to have mysteriously disappeared, and
it is said are stored away in secret places, to
be distributed among Boulangists when the
time shall Come for action.
A Schemo to Save iTonngSIen.
London, June 22. A scheme is on foot
for a great international conference in the.
interest of Christian young men who are
imperiled by the universal evils of gambling
and betting.
Harry Elamm, a Bank Bookkeeper, in
The Sufferer By Trying to Help a Half
AEnnaway Wedding Hatch With Colonel KHgore's
Daughter One of the Features.
Harry Flamm, bookkeeper it "the Marine
National Bank, was placed in jail last even
ing on a charge of embezzlement It is
claimed that he falsified the books and
appropriated to his own use in two years
535,000. He is not yet of age, but had dis
tinguished himself before by running away
with Colonel Kilgore's daughter, and mar
rying her in New Jersey. Bail was fixed
at 520,000, but he was unable to get it
"What he has done with the money will yet
make a good story.
Harry ITlamm, bookkeeper of the Marine
National Bank, was placed in jail last
night on a charge of embezzlement of 135,000
of the (unds of the bank. The information
was made yesterday afternoon by W. W.
O'Neill, one of the Directors of the bank,
before Alderman McMasters. A. A. Heiner,
i '
of the Heiner Detective Agency, was given
the warrant and found Mr. Plamm in the
office of J. H. Porte, on Grant street,
Mr. Porte and Mr. J. Scott Ferguson
were Mr. 'Flamm's attorneys, and insisted
that he should not be arrested, saying that
they could make an arrangement on Mon
day by which he could go free. Mr. O'Neill,
however, was not inclined to look at it in
that light. Colonel E. A. Montooth, the
attorney for the bank, was also anxious that
Flamm be either locked up or give the bail
required, which was $20,000. Detective
Heiner concluded, in view of the fact that
Mr. Flamm could not get the bail, that the
best thing to do was to place him in jail,
and accordingly did so. '
only a bot,
Harry Flamm is a mere boy. As near as
can he ascertained he is not over 19 years of
age. Something over a year ago he helped
to make a social'sensation by running away
with the 16-year-old daughter of Colonel
Kilgore, ei-County and ex-City Treasurer,
and marrying her in New Jersey. His
father, who was well known in Pittsburg,
but not a wealthy man, died seven years
ago. Young Flamm was one of the persons
who attracted confidence. He had a good
education, and was especially quick at
figures. On account of his orphanage and
his perfonal bearing he was given a .position
in the Marine Bank, and was quickly ad
vanced to the position of bookkeeper. Every
confidence was placed in him, And he was
honored and advanced.
The directors of the bank had no reason to
suspect that anything was wrong with Mr.
Flamm's accounts until they learned that
he had bought a house in the East End for
$6,500. As his salary was only $75 a month,
they couldn't understand how he could make
so much money in so short a time. They
accordingly put detectives on his track, and
found that Mr. Flamm was not so attentive
to his home as he might be. They learned
that he went around the city at nights with
$200 to $300 in his pockets and made an ex
hibition of his wealth. It was learned that
he had spent as much as $100 in one night,
and more than two-thirds of that sum in one
The removal of the Marine Bank to its
present location gave opportunity for look
ing over the accounts. The tearing down of
the old building at the corner of Third ave
nue and Smithfield street, cut off business
in a large measure. The directors had more
time to look into the books. They found
that Mr. Flamm had been systematically
falsifying accounts, .making false records
and forcing false balances. It was only yes
terday afternoon that these facts were iound,
and the Board directed Mr. O'Neill, the
President, to make the information, which
was accordingly done.
Mr. Flamm's case is one out of the ordi
nary rnn of bank defalcations. He had
been in the bank only two years and is not
yet of age, and was not of his own merit
placed in such .a responsible position.
When arrested he said to Detctive Heiner,
"I suppose my house will have to go."
Heiner says, however, that he under
stands that Flamm has made only a small
payment on the property.
Became Despondent, aad Pnt an End to His
Earthly Existence.
New Yobk, June 22. Waldo Wells,
lately an opener and packer in the Custom
House,disappeared from his home in Brook
lyn last Tuesday. To-day his body was
found half buried in the sand on the beach
near Norton's-Point, Coney Island. It had
evidently been in the water several days.
Wells had been in the Custom House about
eight years, having been appointed under
the last Republican administration and
holding over through the administration of
Cleveland, but he was dismissed by Ap
praiser Cooper.
Mr. Wells lived at 11 Lafayette avenne,
where his wife keeps a boarding honse. He
lelt two grown daughters: The friend who
saw him last was Mr. Baird, and to him he
spoke very despondingly when he left to go
to the rae.es on Tuesday. There appears to
be little doubt that Wells committed sui
cide. '
A DIan Under Surrclllnnce for a Murder
Committed a Generation Ago.
Woodstille, N. H., June 22. About
40 years ago a German peddler disappeared
from this neighborhood. Abont ten years
afterward the bones of a human being were
dug np near the point where the team of
the peddler was found. Bings found on the
fingers, engraved with the name of the mur
dered man, served to make identification
complete. Alexander M. Greenougb, who
was suspected, went to Canada, and after to
Central America, and from there to Chilli.
A few weeks agohe was taken violently
ill, confessed to the murder of the German,
bnt did not die, and the written confession
is now on its way to this country, while
Greenough is under the surveillance of the
Chillian officials.
Connecticut's New Ballot BUI.
HabtfobtJ, Conn., June 22, Governor
Bulkely signed the new secret ballot bill today.
The Republican Party Taken to Task and
Cbarsed With Failure lo Keep
Promises Foreign Ship Build-
era Said to be. Preferred
to Americana.
New- York, June 22. The International
Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron
Shipbuilders was in session in Chicago
when the Bepublican National Convention
nominated Benjamin Harrison for
President. The delegates from Cali
fornia asked the Republicans to
insert a plank in their platform
favoring the employment only of citizens of
the'TJnited States npon Government work.
Tbey came loaded with facts and figures to
show that the Union Iron Works, of San
Francisco, which was building three steel
cruisers for the Government, employed
immigrants, while competent workmen,
citizens oi the United States, were idling
about the streets unable to find employ
ment The desired plank was promptly put
into the Bepublican platform.
At the 'convention of the brotherhood in
this city to-day some of tbe speakers ac
cused the Bepublican party of bad faith, al
leging that immigrants had been hauled up
by scores from Castle Garden and set to
work at boiler making and iron shirjbuild
ing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, while citi
zens of the United States were willing and
able (b do all the work on the new
cruiser Maine, in course ot construc
tion there. Thomas J. Curran, Chairman
of the convention, said that Acting Naval
Constructor Hoover had reduced the pay of
the workmen from $i 26 to $2 80 a day. Ho
member of a boilermaters' union, he said,
could afford to work lor such wages. It wa3
decided by the convention to ask Secretary
Tracy to carry out the avowed policy of his
party by employing boilermakers and iron
shipbuilders who are citizens.
The convention discussed the eight-hour
question, and agreed to support whatever
action the American Federation of Labor
might take on the subject The delegates
attended a picnic of the local union in Lyon
Park last night Their labors here are
practically over, but there will be a session
to consider a proposed revision of the con
stitution of the brotherhood.
An International Conference Proposed
Decide the Behrlne Sea Dispute.
Ottawa, Ont., June 22. Imperative
orders have been received from England
that no steps be taken for the present to pro
tect Canadian vessels sealing in Behring
Sea. The British Government suggested a
joint commission of all the maritime powers
of the world to decide on the validity of
the claim of the United States to exclusive
jurisdiction in these waters. It is pointed
out that it is a question affecting or likely
to affect tbe interests of every maritime
nation, and that a joint conference or con
vention is the only practical way of de
ciding the question, to whom the claim for
damages of tbe owners of the vessels already
seized would also be referred.
There will, therefore, be no interference
on the part of British or Dominion cruisers
with the United States vessels carrying out
their instructions in excluding British seal
ers from Behring Sea. Next week the Brit
ish men-of-war stationed at British Colum
bia and on tbe Pacific coast will start on.
their annual cfhise north, but.will not go
to Behring sea, as has been stated.,. It is
Stated on good authority that France and
Germany support Great Britiin in her con
tention that Bearing Sea is anopen and not a
closed" ee'a, as held by the United States
Government. It is partly in connection
with the. Behring Sea difficulty that Sir
John McDonald visits England shortly.
Bnt They Were Married, and Now He la
Sued for DIeamy.
CrNdNNATl, June 22. On the 8th of
last October Mrs. Alice . Ladd, organist
of St Paul's Episcopal Church, this city,
married Edward M. Beynolds. Mrs. Ladd
knew little of Beynolds. She had" met him
in Chattanooga and he had led her to be
lieve that he was rich. After the marriage
Mrs. Beynolds gave her husoand a check
for 51.000, and "taking this, he left her?
After weeks of search the deserted wife
found her husband in an inebriate asylum
at San Francisco.
She gave him more money, and in a few
days learned that her husband had married
again while in California. She at once had
him arrested on a charge of bigamy, and she
applied to the Probate Court here to-day,
through Attorney William Tugman, for a
certified copy of her marriage license.
Anchor XJne.Acenta Believe That the Vic
toria is Ail Right.
New Yobk, June 22. The report of the
finding off Nantucket, on Thursday, of
wreckage, consisting principally of doors
and door casings, old bills of lading, and a
writing desk, apparently from the steam
ship Victoria, of the Anchor line, does not,
in the opinion of the Anchor line agents
here, necessarily signify that the Victoria
has been wrecked. She sailed from this
port on Wednesday last with a cargo of
cattle for Avonmouth, England.
Her agents think that the purser of the
vessel probably threw the. old desk and the
worthless papers it contained overboard be
cause they were in the way. If the Victo
ria had been wrecked the agents say that
some of the cattle probably would have
come ashore with the other wreckage.
The Code of Honor Revived la the
Orleans City Park.
New Orleans, Jnne 22. The first duel
fought here for months occurred at the
Lover's Oaks, in the lower city pork, at
S o'clock this morning. The principals
were H. L. Salvant and E. J. Lebreton.
Three shots were exchanged and the men
were prepared for the fourth shot when they
were interrupted by the police, and princi
pals, seconds and surgeons were carried to
conrt and placed under bonds.
The duel was due to a misunderstanding
arising over the Presidency of a benevolent
association, for which the two duelists were
candidates. It was thought here that the
code of honor was dead in Louisiana, but a
revival is threatened.
To BcSeea at the Queen's Forthcoming Agri
cultural Show.
London, June 22. Queen Victoria is
coming back from Scotland next week, and
is going to personally superintend the or
ganization of a big agricultural show in her
castle park at Windsor. This will be the
biggest show ever known in the world. If
the present plans are carried out. Visitors
will be able to walk past 20 miles of ploughs,
fat pigs, oxen, etc.
The Queen's daughter, Beatrice, who has
been dangerously ill since tbe birth of her
last child, has got better and is going abont
a great deal, which, it is said, has cheered
the Queen up immensely and helped to con
sole her for having to meet her imperial
friend, the Shah, a prospect which she does
not care for.
The loung Tariff Qhmpion WiLIITtf
be a Candidate for
He Has Pledged His Snpport in the Contest
to Another Man.
And the Efforts of His Friends Hare Been yntluat Hlf
Major McKinley will not be a candidate
for Governor of Ohio. His friends hays
been pushing his name for the honor, hut
he positively refuses to even consider tha
snbject He will attend the convention,
however, and has pledged his support to
another man.
Canton, O., June 22. After persistently
declining to talk about the Governorship,
Major McKinley, the tariff champion and
the Sherman disciple whose refusal of sup
port for President at Chicago nearly took
away the breath of the Bepubli
can National Convention, to-night first
allows himself to be quoted
by your correspondent Of course it is
known here that for weeks he has been be
sieged by solicitations to come out a can
didate and that he has declined, but as he
would never consent to be talking about
himself and the Governor's office, no one is
ever thought to have received an atom of
encouragement that he might become a can
didate. He talked to-night because of the story
from Cadiz of the gathering of Eastern
Ohio .Republicans to urge his nomination
against his declarations and claiming to
know what they were about and that he
would accept This report stirred up the
hopes of the local McKinley boomers and
they wanted to know why Cadiz had. the
first Knowledge on the subject, but McKin
ley gave them no hope and said to your cor
re spondent, who called on him:
"I am not a candidate for Governo-, nor
will I permit the use of my name before the
Columbus convention for that office. I
mean this, and every word of it There are
many reasons to influence me to this conclu
sion which I need not name. Those I shall
name are sufficient it there were no others.
"I have said to some of the candidates
now in the field and to their friends that
under no circumstances would I be a candi
date, and could not accept the nomination.
To what extent, if at all, this may have
influenced the candidacy of others 1 do not
know, but whether little or nothing, it is
ample reason why I should not be a candi
date, and should demand that my friends
shall desist from the use of my name in
that connection.
"AH of the candidates are my personal
friends, and one of them is a citizen of my
district who early advised me of his candi
dacy and to whom I promised cheerful sup
port, and no contingency can arise which
would indnce me to place myself, or permit
myself to be placed, in even apparent oppo
sition to him or the other honorable gentle
men contesting for the nomination."
"But, Mr. McKinley, it is said that it is
your duty to accept the nomination if ten
dered you, notwithstanding you are not a
candidate; in fact that it is a call to daty
which you must obey."
"Yes, but, my dear sir, don't you know
there is no public duty wbich demands the
sacrifice of good faith to party associates?"
The Major would not risk opinion as to
who the nominee would be. He said, how
ever, that he expected to attend the Colum
bus convention.
A Meeting; to Decide What Shall be Done)
With Remaining; Funds.
Chicago, June 22. The Chicago com
mittee of the Johnstown relief fund will
meet to-day to decide upon what shall be
done with the $34,060 remaining in the
Mayor's hands. The total subscription to
date is 5121,254 for Johnstown and 51,201
for Seattle.
The Mayor has received another letter
from J. H. Ferguson, of Benovo, Pa., urg
ing that some money be sent to the citizens
of that town, as nothing could be secured
from the Pittsburg committee. The matter
will be snbmitted to the relief committee.
A Directory for This Mammoth, T:pIo
Number of The Dispatch.
The Dispatch this morning offers Its read
ers an intellectual feast. The first part contains
the latest news by cable from the old world,
and reports some sensational events transpir
ing in the Unltod States and in the immediate
neighborhood. All the news. Including the
editorial comments thereon, are presented la
a bright original vein. The second and third
parts contain contributions from the brightest
writers of the day, as follows:
Part II Faces 9 to 1G.
Page S
Some ArtUtlc Gems HexbtHatxtb
A Tureen Favorite J. TV. A.
At Hollyhock Hall Feezokise qctu
Page 10
Clara Belle'3 Chat Clara Belle
Americans Abroad ULAKELT Hall
Homes of Bachelors ilAKT Gat UuxrHBXTa
Last Drops or Oil K. VT. Cbiswell
Page 11
The Music World STAIT'WBITXX
Boys, Good and Bad PAUL I ASTXOB
Classified Advertisements.
Page 13
Something About Beaax Has. FkaskLxslis
Noble Sbopkeepers M. M. DtLXX
Society Gossip, Q. A. B. News,
Art Notes, Bnslness Cards.
Page 13
A New Bond of Union Johx Hoi
Secret Society. Financial,
Business Cards.
S porting Review Pbetolx
Baseball News STAFF COKbisfovdsXT
League Uossip staff cobsxspoxdex?
A .National Garden .N. Teibla
Business Cards.
Page IS
FlorlmarofFlorlngen Ekxxst H.HzxziCHS.
Among tbe Indians. .... Staff Coeresfo"JDi'nt '
A l'rlmitlve Craft. Educational Notes. -.
Business Cards.
Page IS
Astronomy fur All BeetV. LUTT
Amusement Announcements.
Business Cards.
Fart III. Fages 17 to 20.
Page IT j
Wizards in India Frank G. CABPrsTBB
Page 13-
Lessons of Nature Gioeok Hodoxs
Famous Heidelberg BXLVA A. Lockwood
Page 12
Xew York So natters MrsiR va Spescih
A Charming Study .'. ShirlctDabx
SHUUSJ inniiym. . , - 1..HHI.1. ,
The Fireside Sphinx.
Page 30- ,v
Tourists Troubles L. B. Fraxcx
Chinese Medicines J. C.Thomas
Bill Nye as a Sport....... Bill Nti
Everyday Science Statt Warns