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also be reached,
through THE DISPATCH.
Kilrain's Backers Show Shyness
in Coming Forward With
JAKE ON HIS WAY SOUTH.
Thinks He Has Good Luck Thrnst on
Him by an Old Priest
LOWRI'S MILITIA TO STOP THE FIGHT
The Baltlraorean Appears to be a Trifle
Overtrained Intest Advices From feul
Ilran Indicate He is In Perfect Condition
A Great Deal of Secresy Bring Ob
servedThe Authorities Vigilant Baby
McK.ee Travels on the bane Train With
Jake Four Photographers to Take In.
taataneous Views Receptions to the
Kilrain's friends are thus far not betting,
unless they can get odds, which the admirers
of Sullivan feel free to give. Sullivan has
arrived at Chattanooga, and Kilrain left
Baltimore yesterday for the South, whither
he is now speeding. Kilrain looks a trifle
overtrained. Governor Lowiy, of Louis
iana, is preparing to use militia to stop the
fight, if necessary, and hence there is great
secrecy. Mrs. Harrison travels on the train
with Kilrain, and good luck enters his car
in the form of a priest.
ISrXCIAI. TELZCHAU TO Till DISPATCH. 1
Kew Okleans, July 3. The sporting
men here are waiting anxionsly for Sulli
van, whose arrival is expected to-morrow.
The best of news was telegraphed of him
from Cincinnati as to his condition. It sent
Sullivan stock up and considerably im
proved the odds in his favor. The cham
pion is going to be given a rousing recep
tion to-morrow. A special train oi his ad
mirers will go out as far as Hattiesbnrg to
receive him and escort him to his quarters
at Spanish Fort. His manager and train
ers have tried to avoid the display, but the
Sullivan enthusiasm promises tc be too
much for them. Sullivan is evidently the
public favorite here, for those who saw his
fight with Paddy Byan seven years ago will
sever be convinced nntil they see to the con
trary that he is not the greatest pugilist in
the world. The Olympic Athletic Club
gave Barnett, Stevenson and other sporting
men here a reception last night. When
Kilrain's name was mentioned it drew forth
many cheers, but the applause at the men
tion of Sullivan's name was twice as vocif
erous. A welcome will be given Kilrain
also on his arrival Friday. Bad Benaud
has been out of town to-day putting the fin
ishing touches on his ring arrangements.
Krcping It From the Governors.
Tips are not in order, and the railroad
officials refuse to discuss the site of the
fight. As for the mysterious ampitheater
going up at Abita Springs, people from
there say it is really a bull ring, and that
two St. Tammany bulls will meet there in
mortal combat on Sunday. If the prize
fight is held here it will be a splendid lo
cation, with the single objection of bad
telegraphic communication with New Or
leans, as there is only one wire to the city
and that a private one. The managers of
the fight, however, have about come to the
conclusion that the telegraph is more in
their way than otherwise, that it will give
the Governor a chance of knowing where it
may come off early in the morning, and
will thus increase the danger of interference.
The proclamations of Governor Lowry, of
Mississippi, and Governor 'Seay, of Ala
bama, are generally attributed here to a
warning from Governor Kicholls and a de
sire on his part to seenre a co-operation of
the three Governors to prevent the fight.
Governor Kicholls has little power in the
matter, however, for, while Mississippi and
Alabama have laws against prize fighting,
Louisiana has none. The pugilists can be
put under bonds to keep the peace, but this
will not prevent the fight Indeed the
managers insist that it will come off if they
have to take tne men to Oklahoma.
Tickets and limine.
The ring tickets will be for sale at the
office of the Queen and Crescent Bailroad,
St. Charles street, Friday and Saturday; at
Leon la Mothe pool room, under the St.
Charles Hotel, Sundaj, and at the train
Monday morning for late arrivals. .There is
no danger of counterfeits as at the Sullivan
Byan fight of 1882, for the tickets were
printed by the New York Bank Note Com
pany. Four photographers will be on the
grounds to take instantaneous pictures of
the fight, and at its most important stages.
Betting has freshened up a great deal
lately, there being several $1,000 bets nt 10
to 9, and 10 to 8 on Sullivan. Barnett, his
representative, seems to have had a new tip
to-day, for he offered 200 to 100 on Sullivan,
which offer was accepted by Harding, of the
Police Gazette. Another bet of his of $75 to
100 that Snllivan would win in 20 min
utes was declined. He has also offered 10
bets of $100 to $75 that Sullivan will win in
the first fall and $3,000 to $1,800 that Sul
livan whips Kilrain in an hour. A large
sum was put up in the Turf Exchange to
day at $25 to $20 on Sullivan.
The Question of a Rrferee.
Sporting men here think that the referee
matter is more likely to cause trouble than
gubernatorial interference. A nnmber of
names for referee have been mentioned,
The disposition is to choose a New Orleans
man. The crowd in attendance will be
largely from this city, and the decision of a
city man who commands respect here will
be well received and tend to prevent any
complaints or growling. Captain Jamieson
and his 20 Mississippi Bangers will be down
here Friday and will be placed in charge ot
the special train. They will come heeled
to prevent any disorder, and are sworn to
obey instructions strictly. Quite a number
of dispatches were received to-day from St.
Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Sioux City.
Bismarck, Sioux Falls, and from Oregon,
asking about the arrangements htre and an-nounclng-that
parties had left those cities
for New Orleans to see the fight.
The belief that the three Southern Gov
HE ODDS ON JOHN
ernors, Lowry, of Mississippi; Bea, of Ala
bama, and Kicholls, of Louisiana, are act
ing in co-operation to prevent the fight was
increased to-night by the telegram of Gov
ernor Lowry to his brother Governors, ask
ing them for a permit to allow Mississippi
troops to pass through their States between
July 5 and July 10, should it become neces
sary. He announces his determination to
prevent the fight from coming off in Missis
sippi at every cost. He will have a portion
of the Mississippi militia called, ready for
duty; will have men stationed at every point
on the Mississippi line where a railroad
enters the State from Louisiana, and at a
word from these men that the pugilists have
crossed the State line will send troops there.
In order to do this they will have to go
through a portion of Alabama or Louisiana,
and it is for a permit to do so that he tele
graphed to-night. He has been granted the
privilege asted for, and he thinks he has
fixed the matter as far as Mississippi is con
cerned. Nothing has been heard from Gov
ernor Kicholls since his first proclamation,
in which he left the matter entirely In the
hands of the Sheriff, and it is not known
whether he intends to take any further pro
ceedings to stop the fight.
JAKE TOO PINE.
Tut Baltimore Champion Looks as Though
lie Hsd Gone Too Far Parting
From Ills Wife Odds
I SPECIAL TELXOBAM TO TBI PISrATCU.l
Baltimore, July 3. Six hundred lo
cal sports assembled at Camden station to
day to see Kilrain off. They had gotten the
tip that the train would pull out at 2 r. jr.,
and half an hour before that time quite a
tough-looking crowd had collected on the
steps and in the waiting room of the depot.
It was about 2 o'clock when the carriage
bearing Kilrain drove up, and as he stepped
from the vehicle the boys gave him a
cheer. Accompanying him were his train
ers, Charley Mitchell and Johnny Murphy,
and Pony Moore, the Englishman, was the
busiest man in the party. He wore a little
white jockey cap on the side of his head and
Kilrain's colors about his neck. He hur
ried along the platform carrying Jake's
luggage. One of the porters volunteered to
relieve him of his load, but Moore waved
him aside with an emphatic, "No, sir, I'll
attend to that work myself," and he did not
rest until the baggage was deposited in the
car near Jake's berth. Then he went for
ward and was introduced by Mitchell to the
New York sporting men who had come here
to accompany Kilrain. They were B. H.
Parker, Hugh Cullom, William O'Neill,
James Hill, of Albany; Dominick McCaf
frey, who said he represented a Kew York
paper; Billy Madden, Ed Sharkey, Dave
Hollins, Bob Turnbull, Oily Wilson and
Pat Booney, the comedian. Ed Plummer,
representing the Sporting iie, of London,
was also present
Trained a Trifle Fine.
Kilrain was the object of all eyes and
went through an ordeal of handshaking.
He was attired in a dark sack coat, light
trousers, flannel shirt and flat straw hat,
worn on the bact of his head. He had
come in from the track this morning, after
going through his regular exercise, and
stopped at his bouse until train time. The
partin g from his wife was a pathetic one.
Notwithstanding cveiy effort to repress them,
tears rolled from the eyes of the little
woman and nearly unmanned Jake. She
accompanied him to the oobrand, wltli Mrs.
Mitchell, who remains here nntil after the
fight, watched the carriage until it turned a
corner and passed from sight.
Kilrain feels confident as ever, and left
in the best possible spirits. His face was
unshaven, and he looks tired and serious,
though he assured everyone that he lelt tip
top. He is as hard as a rock, but looks a
trifle too fine. His cheeks are sunken, and
the color only fair. His eyes lack luster,
but that is characteristic of the man, even
when out of training. Mitchell has very
nearly decided to work his man up to Sun
day, and has taken every possible precau
tion to keep him in just that shade of physi
cal condition, which, in professional par
lance, is known as "on edge." Conserva
tive judges consider Jake's stomach and lees
his strong points. If Kilrain's blows should
lack steam, or late in the fight his massive
head should drop forward, he can only
blame the prowess of his burly antagonist,
or perhaps that six or eight pounds has
gone to the bad in this final week of prepar
ation. It looks as though Kilrain had
trained for a sprint, and in sporting par
lance may find it difficult to last a distance.
Aside from this one blemish, the man looks
strong and fit for a bruising battle.
The party have a car all to themselves,
though it was not specially chartered. It
pulled out at 2:15, and as it passed out of
the depot the boys gave Kilrain three
cheers. Cincinnati will be reached on
Thursday morning. The party will break
fast at the Grand, and then change to the
Qneen and Crescent road. They leave Cin
cinnati at 7:55 .A. M., will reach Chatta
nooga on Thursday night, and Kew Orleans
on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Frank
Stevenson notified Kilrain that he had se
lected quarters for him In the western part
of the city, and that he could resume exer
cise almost Immediately after his arrival.
There is no truth in the report that Kilrain
is to appear at the Donovan benefit on Sat
urday night Jake is to be kept away from
the public gaze until the time of the fight
He will not drink Mississippi water, Mitch
ell having provided himself with a quantity
of water for Jake's use.
There was some brisk betting about town
this morning. The odds were $100 to $90 to
Snllivan, and about $4,000 in the aggregate
were placed. The sporting-men seem rather
inclined to stick to Sullivan, although the
majority of the "big fellow's" admirers ad
mit that the longer the battH the better will
be Kilrain's chances.
Celebrities of Various Kinds.
A Cumberland, Md., dispatch says: The
B. & O. train due here at 7 p. m. was de
layed by the storm. Kilrain and party
were on board in the car Sarvy. The party
took supper at the Queen City Hotel. Kil
rain ate heartily of beefsteak, soft shell
crabs, scrambled eggs and hot rolls, with
two cups of tea. William Taylor waitedH
upon him. The dining room was crowded
and had to be cleared by police. Kilrain
said he did not want to talk. He wanted to
eat, but felt first rate, and expected a good
night's sleep. Mitchell and Moore were
well pleased with the way he is standing
the trip. He looks rough with two day's
growth of black beard.
Kext to this car was the Eurydice, with
John Q. Cannon, candidate for the next
speakership of the House of Bepresenta
tives. On the rear of the train, in the
private car Baltimore, were Mrs. Harrison,
BabyMcKec, Private Secretary Halford,
Dr. Scotf, Mr. Harrison's sister and others.
Mr. Halford said the trip had been a pleas
ant one, bnt hot All stood it well. The
President will join them at Deer Park In a
few days. They did not leave the car, but
ate lunch therein. Baby McKee was in
high glee over the crowd assembled to meet
the train. "
KILBAIN'S PEOPLE SHY.
That Is Why Sullivan's Backers Are Forced
to Give Odds Receptions to the Two
Great Men Preparing- to
Kew Obleans, July 3, Betting on the
result was not very lively to-day, there be
ing plenty of Sullivan money, but little
Kilrain money in sight. The Kilrain men
are holding back for the advent of the book
makers and knowing ones who are expected
in to-day. One bet of $300 to $250
on Sullivan was placed to-day, and
bets of $100 1 to $70 and $100 to $60
on Sullivan were offered but found no
takers. The Sullivan men are not offering
odds because thev underrate Kilrain, but
because the latter"' s friends are shy just now.
One friend of Kilrain said: "It would be
impossible for a man fed on Boston baked
beans to get away with a man fed on canvas
back ducks and Chesapeake oysters," and
he laid a small wager on bis opinion.
Prof. Butler will have charge of the ring
police, who will number 200 men. They are
to be sworn in on Sunday next at the office
of the Spirit of the South. The managers
of the fight give assurance that the utmost
order will be maintained. A special train
left over the Queen and Crescent route to
day, having a passengers the managers and
friends of the two sluggers, and they did
not return until late in the night The Young
Men's Gymnasium Club held a meeting to
night to arrange for the reception of
Sullivan, who will reach here to-morrow.
He will be met at the depot by a large dele
gation ot officers and most prominent
members and be driven to the club rooms,
where the champion will be welcomed in as
quiet a manner as possible. After that he
will be taken to his quarters at Spanish
Fort. Three rooms have been prepared in
the Casino for Sullivan and trainers. They
connect, with each ,other and ate com
The Southern Athletic Club will receive
Kilrain, and a large delegation will go out
on a special train to meet him and party on
Friday. Kilrain and party will embark on
a special train at the meeting point and
come- to the city, where carriages will take
them to the club rooms, where quarters
have been prepared for him.
It is a curious thing to note the sudden
faith that has sprung up in .the curative
waters of the Abila Springs, and the desire
that has suddenly seized a great number of
people to seek the perfume of the pines.
Most everyone met on the streets is going to
Abila Springs on Monday.
A PRIEST AS A MASCOT.
Aged Clergyman Considered by the
Sports as a Sign of Good Luck.
rSrECIAL TXLXOBAX TO THE DISPATCH. I
Baltimore, July 3. Soon after -the
train with Kilrain on board pulled out the
occupants of the car noticed a stranger
seated immediately opposite Kilrain. The
latter had already started a game of auction
pitch with Pony Moore, and paid little or
no attention to his neighbor,. bnt the others
did; and when Mitchell discovered that he
was a Catholic priest his joy was unbound
ed. Prize fighters, as a rule, are super
stitious, and Kilrain considers the presence
of a priest on his way to a fight as a sign of
good lack. When crossing the English
channel on his way to fight Smith he met a
priest on the boat, and it inspired him with
The newspaper men on board tried to get
the priest's name, but he positively de
clined to give it He was on his way from
Emmittsburg to St Louis and had acci
dentally gotten among the sports. He
looked over his traveling companions with
much interest, it being the first time, ap
parently, that he had been caught in a
crowd of this kind. He was treated with
the utmost consideration by all on board,
and his presence was not without its effect
on the sports. There was no profanity in
the car, and the venerable priest was as un
disturbed in the contemplation of the scene
within and the scenery without as though
seated at the window in his own study.
MILITIA BEADI JOE WORK.
Mississippi's Governor Itlny Rtnrch Troops
Into Alabama and Lcnlslann.
(ErXCXU. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCn.l
Jackson, Miss., July 3. The Gov
ernors of Louisiana and Alabama have con
sented to allow Mississippi State troops to
pass through their respective States in re
sponse to a request from Governor Lowry
for such permission. His inten
tion is to prevent the Snlli
van Kilrain combat taking place
in Mississippi, and with that object in view
the State troops have been advised to hold
themselves in readiness to move to such
point adjacent to Kew Orleans as may here
after be designated, and where they will be
available in an emergency.
SULLIVAN AT CHATTANOOGA
The Betting is S to 3 on Him, and He Is In
Better Shape Tunn Ever.
Chattanooga, July 3. John L. Snlli
van and party passed through here to-night
en route for the scene of battle. They will
reach Kew Orleans to-morrow. Sullivan is
trained to 205 pounds. His flesh is hard,
and he is in most excellent condi
tion. His friends claim that he is
in better condition than he has been in
any previous fight He sleeps well and
eats heartily. He declares his intention of
winning the fight or dying in the ring. The
odds in local betting are about 5 to 3 on
Sullivan. Muldoon declares if the fight is
interfered with they will go into training
quarters and select another ground.
P1TTSBDEG SPORTS NEXT.
Ex-Sherlfr Walker, of Yonngstown, Wants
to Recover His Lost Boodle.
(SPECIAL TELIOBAM TO TOE DISrATCn.l
Younostown, July 3. Ex-Sheriff Walk
er, who became financially embarrassed by
reason of heavy losses at the gaming table,
has commenced prosecutions against the
parties who won money from hisn. Suits
have been entered at Columbus, and to-day
an action was commenced vy Walker
against Lawrence J. Washington, of Cleve
land, whom he claims won $1,200 from him.
Walker dropped several thousand dollars
among Pittsburg sports, and suit will be en
tered to recover It
An Accident to the Buggy la Which lie
Was Taking a Ride. '
Sandwich, Mass., July a While ex
President Cleveland was enjoying a carnage
ride near Buzzard's Bay to-day with Joe
Jefferson, with whom he has been visiting
the past few days, one of their horses be
came unmanageable and both men were
thrown out They fortunately escaped with
slight bruises, but received a severe shaking
up. The carriage wasconsiderably damaged.
Mr. Cleveland left for Marion this after-
Sheriff Agnew Refnoes 85,000 a Year.
Washin OTON, July 3. Ex-Sheriff J. B.
Agnew, of Forest county, Pennsylvania,
who was offered the position of Superin
tendent of the Dead Letter Office, in the
Postoffice Department, has declined the ap
pointment The position pays $5,000 per
PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, JULYs- 4, 1889.
A MOTHER MURDERED
The Assassin Shoots Himself Just
Seven Hours Afterward,
IN ORDER TO ESCAPE CAPTDRE.
The Very Remarkable Letter Left J the
CLOTHING FOR JOHNSTOWN VICTI1
He Killed His Mother to Sate Her From All Furtier
Herman Trobtt deliberately killed ms
mother yesterday morning, and seven hours
later shot himself. He left a letter stating
the deed was committed to avoid further
suffering for both, and requesting to hire
his head examined. He wished his clothing
to be given to the Johnstown sufferers.
(SFKCtAt. TELEOKAM TO THE BtgrATCB.
Jebsey City, July 3. Herman Probst,
an expressman, shot his mother to death at
their home, 58 Webster avenue, Jersey City
Heights, early this rooming, and seven
hours afterward, when Police Cap
tain McKnlty and Policeman Mc
Donald were battering in the door,
to the room where the murder
had been committed, and where the mur
derer had remained since the s"hootlng, he
shot himself in the head twice, inflicting
wounds from which he will probably die,
The honse is a three-story frame
structure at the corner of Webster avenue
and Ferry street Charles Melsel, a butch
er, owns it and uses the first floor as a
He lives on the second floor with his wife
and three children. Last October he rented
three rooms in the rear of the third floor
to Probst and his mother. The two
front rooms of the third floor are
vacant About 6 o'clock this morning Mrs.
Meisel heard a loud noise upstairs in the
rooms occupied by the Probsts. It sounded,
she said, as though someone had taken a
table and was slamming it down on the
riSTor, shots in plenty.
A little piece of plaster dropped from the
celling in the room in which her
little daughter Clara was sleeping, and
she pulled the child out of bed
and ran with her into the front room,
fearing that the whole ceiling was coming
down. At the same time she heard the
noise. Mrs. Scherur, who lives on the sec
ond floor of a honse in the rear of 60 Web
ster avenue, saw Herman Probst standing
near an open window of his mother's room.
He pointed the pistol toward the Elevated
railroad track and fired two shots. Then he
disappeared and she heard three more shots.
Her brother was in the room with her and
she said to him: "What's the matter with
Herman? I guess he thinks it's the Fourth
of July." She had never heard of any
trouble between Herman and his
mother, and she did not suspect anything
v as wrong. Mrs. Melsel did not hear any
one moving around upstairs after the strange
noises ceased, and about 10 o'clock she be
gan to suspect that something was wrong
She went up to the hall door and knocked?
She got no answer. Then she called, but
received no response. She told her husband
about it. He saidjt wasjione of their bns
ness, and told her not to mind. She did
mind, though, and went to Mrs.
Bechtoldt'a house, four doois away,
and told her what she had heard.
TWO ANXIOUS WOMEN.
The two women returned to the house and
knocked at the door and called without suc
cess. Mrs. Scherur met them as they came
down stairs and she told them what she had
seen. They all decided something was wrong
and then went to their homes. Mrs. Meisel
was making a bed in the room, where the
plaster had fallen, about 1 o'clock, when
she found a bullet on the red quilt It
was flattened on one end. She 'felt
sure then that something serious
had happened, so she went to Mrs. Bech
toldt's house again and got her to go to the
Sixth precinct police station with her.
Captain McKulty was there, and he took
Patrolman McDonald with him to the house.
Captain McKulty knocked and rapped on
the door with his club, and then put his
foot against it and pushed it In. Just
as the lock gave way two pistol shots were
heard. The first room they went into was
used as a kitchen by the Probsts. The
policemen passed through this room
to a larger one. There they found
Mrs. Probst lying in blood which came
from two wounds in her head. She was
lying on her right side, her face turned to
ward the door, and her head toward a win
dow. She had been dead several hours
and her body was cold and stiff. The police
found a letter on the bureau. It was in an
unsealed envelope and was addressed to
August Probst, 87 Kearney avenue, Jersey
A. PREMEDITATED CBIMB.
It was dated June 30, and showed that
Probst had already made up his mind to
kill his mother and himself. It was as fol
lows: Dear Beotheb August I hope you and
all the folsa are getting along well. Have us
bnrted in Greenwood Cemetery, in father's
grave. Be sure and hare us as cheap
x funeral as possible. Have a doctor ex
amine my forehead. That will tell all
the tale. We will be better off dead. I did
not want mother to live after I am dead to
worry to death In this wiclred world. Also
have mother's left side examined. That will
tell all about ber suffering. Me and mother
would have been better off dead years ago
when father died.
Mother then would not have bad all the suf
fering to go through she has had all these
years, all for my sake. Mr. Collard, of tbe
American Express Company, is a Christian. If
there ever was a Christian, he is one. and be de
serves reward. Mr. Herman, of No. 411 Ea?t
Fourteenth street, New York City, is a gentle
man, and also a man to give good advice.
He deserves a reward for his good acts in this
world. All too things in tbe house let my
brother have charge of. Give some oftoy
clothes to the Johnstown sufferers, and some
of my books to Mr. Collard in remembrance ot
me. Good-bye. Heuxan Pbobst,
DEN BUTLER'S PORTRAIT.
Tie Presents It to Colby University With a
Watebville, Me., July 3. At Colby
University commencement dinner to-day
General Butler presented a large oil portrait
ot himself in army uniform, painted on tbe
field at Dutch Gap. He stated that his
failure to open Dutch Gap, for which he
was criticised, was not from inability, but
because the commanders of the Union gun
boats on the James river feared rebel vessels
would come down through it and destroy
our squadron, and requested General Butler
to desist from his work to open the gap.
Arrested After Eight Years.
St. Louis, July 3. Four negroes, John,
Elias and Burrell Brown, brothers and
Sam Gllliespie, a brother-in-law of the
Browns, were arrested to-night for the kill
ing of seven white men in an election riot at
Marion, Londesdale county, Miss., in Ko
Went Agnlnst the Germans.
Vienna, July 3. The elections for
members of the Bohemian Diet resulted in
fi virtnrv for thff rtartr ormnfrerl to the fler-
U1UU UUJtkUbCt '
THE TWO DAKOTAS.
Constitutional Conventions Will be Held In
Both Sections To-Day A Contest far
tbe Officers at One Meeting
- ,,420,000 That Must
Bismabck, Dak., July 3. To-morrow
the Constitutional Convention for the new
State oKorth Dakota will assemble In this
city, ana already a large number of the del
egates are on hand and ready-for duty.
According to agreement, the Republicans of
tbe Territory, who are in the majority, al
lowed the Democrats to have one-third of
the delegates to this convention, and there
will be a strong effort to keep up the minor
ity representation idea in the new Constitu
tion. Minority representation is one of the
subjects concerning which there has always
been something of a fayorable sentiment in
the Territory, but the Bepublican papers
have more recently been advocating regular
Just what will appear in the Constitution
depends on the decision of the Bepublican
majority. At the present time there is more
time and attention being paid to the ques
tion of the officers of the convention than to
any of the principles to be embodied in the
new constitution. The Republicans will
probably settle on the officers by caucus, but
tbe Democrats are hoping that there will be
a bolt from the decision of tbe caucus, and
that In that way they may be able to secure
enough votes to elect at least the presiding
A dispatch from Sioux Falls says: Many
of the 175 delegates at the South Dakota
Constitutional convention, which is pre
paring to pin another star upon Columbia's
bosom, are arriving on the trains that are
streaming in from all directions to-day.
Tbe people, bv voting to adopt the Sioux
Falls constitltution, have left little for them
to do. But ambitious brains are seething
with pyrotechnic oratory' that must be
turned loose, while politicians are anxious
ly canvassing the probabilities for the first
campaign of the new State of South Dakota.
It seercs now that Hon. A. J. Edgerton, of
Mitchell, will be the president of the con
vention to-morrow. The convention won't
quarrel. It will keep in session, doing not
much, if anything, for three weeks or more,
using up Uncle Sam's $20,000. Then after
Its committee to divide the territory's
money and valuables gets back from its
Bismarck conference, tbe convention will
MR. BOWEN'S PICNICKERS.
"President Harrison and Other Distinguished
People Gazed at la Kew York.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATC3X.lv
Kew Yobk, July 3. Mr. Tracy was the
first of the Woodstock Fourth of July cele
brators to arrive at the Grand Central sta
tion this morning. He reached there about
9:30 o'clock, and sitting down In the wait
lug room of the Kew Haven Bail way, begin
to read a morning paper. President Harri
son and the rest of the party arrived
a quarter of an hour later, and in
a minute or two were admitted to the
Slatiorm outside the waiting room, where
le President held an informal reception.
Among those who shook hands with him
were Collector Erhardt, Colonel Elliott F.
Shepard and Josh Choate, who happened to
be going East on the same train. Clarence
W. flowen finally led the party, which
numbered between 30 and 40 persons, to the
two drawing room cars of the second section
of the 10 o'clock express reserved for It T;
reach tbe cars the party passed through two
lines of colored porters, who stared at the
President without raising their hats.
The President passed at onoe into the car
he was to occupy, but the members oi his
Cabinet stayed outside to gossip with Col
onel Shepard and the other Kew Yorkers
until the train, moved off, which it did at
10.-03 o'clock exactly. The Colonel removed
his hat as it did so, but his example was not
The occupants of the two reserved cars,
beside President Harrison and Secretaries
Tracy and Koble, were Mrs. Koble, Con
gressman McKinley; Will Carleton, Mrs.
Carleton, Justice Miller, Senator Hiscock,
Llspenard Stewart,Lieutenant Mason, John
F. Plummer, James M. Varnum, George O.
Holt, W. E. D. Stokes, Mrs. Wllmerdlng,
the Misses Brookman and Miss Ethel
Moore, of Brooklvn; President Gates, of
Butger's College; Charles Butler, Dr. Will
iam Hayes Ward, John F. Salisbury, Mrs.
Salisbury, Adjutant General Lucius A.
Barbour-of Connecticut, who wore his uni
form; Henry C. Bowen, Mrs. and Miss
Bowen, Herbert Walcott Bowen and
Clarence W. Bowen.
TRUE LOVE PREVAILED.
A Wealthy Widower, Forced to Fight for
Ills Second Bride, Wins Her.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX SIsrATCXt.1
Louisville, July 3. Mr. C B. Har
mon, a wealthy widower of Maxwell,
Washington county, and Miss Unite Kim
berlin, a young lady of the same place,
eloped to Louisville this morning and
crossing to Jeffersonville, were married.
Mr. Harmon had to carry off his bride al
most by force from her relatives. The day
before yesterday, while Miss Kimber
lin's father was absent, Mr. Har
mon, who had long been her suitor
and had been objected to by her parents,
called and asked her to marry him. She
agreed, but her mother and sisters, who
were present, objected and attempted to
carry he': off by force to her room. Mr.
Harmon, likewise laid hold of her, and at
tempted to pull her away from them and
into his buggy which was waiting in front
of the house.
Between the two parties the young lady
came near being torn to pieces, but as she
lent her own strength to that of her lover,
the latter prevailed and drew her from the
grasp of her mother and sisters, carryingher
off in triumph to his bnggy. He placed -her
In It, sprang in himself and dashing off to
Lebanon, took the first tram to this city.
Last night they telegraphed to Mr. Kimber
lin that they had just been made man and
A WICKED PHYSICIAN. '
Damaging Ri velatioua Concerning
Sugene n'nm, of Ralelgb, N. C
f SPECIAL TELXOBAK TO TOE DISPATCH. 3
Baleiob, July 3. The city is excited
over the investigation of charges against
Dr. Eugene Griisam, Superintendent of the
Korth Carolina Insane Asylum. This
morning Mrs. Perkitison, wife of an ex
employe at the asylum, gave damaging
testimony as to Dr. Grissam's immorality.
Miss Ella Edwards, ex-attendant at the
asylum, also gave similar testimony, not
only concerning Dr. Grissam's conduct
toward female employes o( the institution,
bnt also toward one of tbe patients. A man
named Hogan. an old employe of the
asylum, gave testimony as to the superin
tendent'! cruelty to patients, and James
West who has been employed as engineer at
the asylum for 11 years, gave evidence of
his personal knowledge of great misappro
priation of supplies.
A Refuge far the Popo la Spain.
Madbid, July 3. The Impartial asserts
that the Government, having received a tel
egram from the Vatican authorities inquir
ing whether the Pope would be allowed a
place of refuge in Spain in the event of his
being obliged to leave Borne, Premier Sa
g's sta, after consultation with the Queen
and Mfnintry, replied in the rffirraative,
granting the Pope an asylum in Valencia.
THE IAJ0RJS DONE.
Dynamiter Phillips Ends His Good
Work and Then Resigns.
JUDGE CUMMIN" ON THE GROUND,
And Philadelphia's City Engineer is Com
fng to Help Things.
BODIES DISCOVERED BI RISING WATER.
Mr. McClelland Bala Dream la Which He Foresaw
The work of clearing the jam at the stone
bridge at Johnstown has progressed so well
that Major Phillips feels free to leavf.
General Hastings will soon be through.
The Governor's commission begins to do
business. Last night's flood floats a house
and reveals more bodies. A gentleman
named McClelland saw the dam break and
Johnstown washed away in a dream.
rrnon a statt cobkesposdext.i
Johnstown, July 3. Major Phillips,
the engineer in charge of the work at the
bridge, this evening sent a letter to Adju
tant General Hastings, stating that the
work was about completed and there was no
further need of his services. If the arrange
ment was satisfactory to tbe officers of the
State his connection with the work would
be severed after 6 o'clock this evening. The
river has been cleared of the greater pirt of
the obstructions, and any contractor can
now take hold of the work and complete it
General Hastings receiyed the Major's resig
nation, and expressed much regret that the
latter had made up his mind to go home.
He will stay.in town several days longer to
assist General Hastings in the work. Gen
eral Hastings will also have to get away in
about a week, and It is expected that all the
State's officers will be relieved from duty
about that time. The General will neces
sarily have to be present at the Third, or
Central, Brigade encampment, which will
be held, beginning the 13th instant The
officers are sticking faithfully to their posts,
but theylire wearyof their positions.
To-day General 'Hastings officially closed
a contract with Hoover, Hughes & Co. for
the erection of 200 two-storied houses, at a
cost of $250 each. The buildings will be
leased totheresidentsof the town, to be used
as dwellings. The lease will run for 18
months, and at the expiration of that time
they willjbe given to the lessees for the con
sideration of $1.
A conference was held to-day between Ad
jutant General Hastings, Commissioner
Cummins and Mr. Johnston, of the Finance
Committee. The question of how to give
the houses to the people and make sure that
they would not be taken from them was dis
cussed at great length. It was stated that if
the people were given a clear title to
the dwellings creditors or others might come
in and take them from the poor people.
It was then decided to lease them, and
regular contracts will be made out Com
missioner Cummins stated to-day that he
had visited the different places ot registry
and was much pleased with the work. He
thought the reports when submitted to the
State Commission at Cresson, Tuesday
next, would be In every way satisfactory.
If the latter proves to be the case the com
mission will authorize the distribution of
funds according to the returned blanks. If
the basis is not -satisfactory, another regis
tration will fcewide. It is very probable,
however, that the 'people will be jingling
bright silyer dollars in their- pockets two
weeks hence. '.
The committee on temporary business
stands, met this afternoon, and decided to
have a drawing for the best locations to-day.
Three hundred more portable houses arrived
A FLOOD AT JOHNSTOWN.
The Conemaagh Rises Four Feet In One
Hoar-and Floats a House. -
rrnoM a statp cohhisfoxdent.
Johnstown, July 3. A quarter of an
inch cord had to be tied around two of the
portable honses In Woodvale last night to
prevent them from floating away with the
water in the Conemaugh, which rapidly
rose to an alarming height and overswept
,the banks. The heavy rains in the mount
ains caused the river to swell and cover a
great portion of its former bed. The houses
were being erected close to the water's edge,
and the small flood carried one of them
along the bank sbout 30 feet A clothes
line was secured, and the "doghouse," as the
small portable buildings are called, was
corralled before it could be carried
down into the gorge. The two houses are
being put together for the use of E. O.
The newest flood washed ont the cellars of
eight houses, and covered Bailroad street to
a depth of one-foot in Cambria City. In
some of the cellars people who had no
homes were living, and they lost considera
ble provisions and what little goods they
owned were damaged. The names of the
people who were flooded ont the second time
are John Karl, Thomas McBride, Frank
Stein, Alex. Hess, John Hecker, John
Ward, Mrs. Clark, George Bulyon and a
Hungarian family. The cause of the flood,
was a heavy downpour of water from the
mountain side, and the clogged sewers could
not carry off the water. The temporary
bridges were almost carried away by the
water, which rose four feet in one hoar.
The officers at general headquarters had all
their papers, documents, etc., in shape to be
removed at a moment's notice. All of the
bridges were more or leas damaged, and
vehicle travel was suspended on one of
AID PROM CONURESS.
The People of Johnstown Propose to Ask
Assistance From the Nation.
1SFXCIAL TEXXQKAX TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Johnstown, July 3,--The people of
Johnstown will doubtless call upon Con
gress to dredge the Conemaugh river and
Stony creek. General Hastings has ad
vised such a course. In a conference of the
Citizens' Committee, he said he feared the
Legislature wonld not have the power to
appropriate money to dredge the channel of
the river and widen its banks. All the
work done in the valley, he said, would
have to be sanctioned by the Board of
Health, in order to be paid for by the State.
He thought the Government ought to do
the work, and expressed the belief that if
Congress were appealed to it would
make an appropriation which would be
sufficient to put the river within banks that
would not be overflowed by every rain
storm. The citizens, acting upon General
Hastings suggestion, have requested
Samuel Bmedley, Chief Engineer and Sur
veyor of the city of Philadelphia, to come
here and make a careful survey of the two
rivers. Mrl Smedley has agreed to come
and will probably be here the latter part of
this week. When he submits the result of
bis work to the citizens they will forward
the papers to Washington with an appeal
for an appropriation from Congress to
dredge the river and straighten its course
and to widen the banks. Inasmuch as
Congress made appropriations to relieve the
sufferers from the Charleston earthquake,
the sufferers in Florida and from other
great calamities, the Johnstown people feel
sure that they will Teceive the assistance
they propose to ask for. It Is estimated,
that it would take from $500,000 to $800,000
to make the proposed changes in the river.
WHAT THE RAINS DID.
Rubbish Washed Away and a. Nnmber of
Bodies Brought to View,
Johnstown, July 3. The rains of last
night And to-day filled the streams to over
flowing, and in consequence much of the
rubbish in the bottom creeks was disturbed
and a great deal of it was floated down
stream. At the stone bridge much of the
stuff that had been loosened was parried off,
which has helped the prosecution of the
work there largely. It was also thought a
number of bodies were carried down stream,
as several were found along the banks at
Cambria City. Eight bodies were brought to
the morgue to-day, and among those identi
fied were little Sammy Young-, a Johns
town Tribune carrier boy, and nephew
of Mr. Frank L. Bridges, of
Braddock. The body of Miss Jane Potts,
daughter ot ex-Judge James Potts, was
also" identified to-day. It is thought that
wDen the waters fall a number of other
bodies that have been dislodged by the
swift current of to-day will be found. Some
progress was to-day made on the work of
clearing up the wreck at the point, but
there is still a vast amount of labor to be
performed. Tbe cleaning of the beds of
the rivers will save a great deal of time.
At the bend In Stony creek, below the site
of the Franklin street bridge, there is a
great deal of rubbish, and many dead peo
ple will undoubtedly be found there.
ALL SEEN IN A DREAM.
O. L. MeClellnnd's Prophetic Vision of the
Great Disaster at Johnstown.
Johnstown, July 3j O.iL. McClelland,
formerly a storekeeper in the Seventh ward,
relates a most remarkable dream which he
had during Thursday night. "Just as
plainly as if I were looking at, it with
my open eyes, and in possession of
all my senses," said Mr. McClelland,
"I saw the breastwork of a dam give way, a
great body of water sweeping houses in
every direction, hundreds of people
drowned, and houses floating up the Stony
creek toward the Seventh ward, felling tbe
town." Mr. McClelland says he related his
dream to his family at the breakfast table
Friday morning, but they paid no more at
tention to it than to simply remark that it
was "very singular." ,
Afterward, the same morning, Mr. Mc
Clelland says he told his dream to Mr.
Adam Hnebner, Mr. Charles Scott. Mr.
John Fritz, Jr., Mr. Charles Benford and
others, all of whom thought the dream
"very strange," and some of them said in
view or the fact that the river was then
overflowing Its banks, that "it might come
true," and. sure enough it did, only in
more terrible magnitude than that pictured
to Mr. McClelland in his slumbers. Mr.
McClelland is now employed at the Walnut
street headquarters of the Bed Cross.
TO CELEBRATE THE FODRTH.
The Johnstown Small Boy's Ardor TJnsnp
pressed by the Great Disaster.
rrSOK X 6TATF COBBXSrOXDEXT,
Johnstown, July 3. Although no gen
eral celebration of the Fourth will break
the Sabbath-like quietude of Johnstown, the
small boy Is to-night showing that the
water could not wash away his enthusiasm
over the fizz of the pinwheel and the crack
of the firecracker. To-night they are boom
ing away in a style to ruffle the old eagle's
feathers. There 'will be no demonstration
except a small one. Major Phillips is ar
ranging for, a salute in the morning. Work
will be continued as usual.
Are Trying to Unearth the Secrets of the
Famous Wheat Comer That Broke
the Fidelity Bank Some Rumors
Denied Sensational Develop
ments Expected Yet.
Chicago, July 3. The Chicago credit
ors of E. L. Harper, who believe that there
were wealthy parties back of Harper in the
Fidelity Bank, are making every effort to
discover the identity of the supposed back
ers. A story, which purports to be an in
terview with Beceiver Armstrong, of the
Fidelity Kational Bank, was telegraphed
from Cincinnati last night to the effect that
some of the Standard Oil crowd were the
parties the Chicago creditors were after, and
that the corner was rnn by the Standard Oil
people in order to injure the American Cot
ton Seed Oil Trust by ruining its President,
John V. Lewis. Attorney Swift, who rep
resents the American Exchange Kational
Bank in tbe investigation, it is claimed, has
received tbe full history of the deal. When
asked what the facts were concerning the
Cincinnati story, Mr. Swift said:
"The story is not correct The famous
corner was not planned in Cincinnati, and
John V. Lewis was not a party to the
original clique which organized the corner.
Lewis' connection with the deal was only
that of a 'Uileron.' Lewis and some others
bought wheat independently after the
operations of the corner were well under
way. They bought about 3,000 000 bushels.
I would not say that the men who organized
the corner were not glad to see Lewis ruined.
I am sure that they were. Bnt the wheat
corner was not organized with his ruin for a
motive. Lewis was a dupe. Harper was
both a dupe and a rascal. There is nothing
in the whole affair which will show to Har
per's credit He organized the Fidelity
Bank by fraud, he increased Its stock by
fraud, and he had ruined it before the wheat
corner was run."
"As further facts in the case are brought
ont will there be some sensational develop
ments?" was asked.
"That is a hard question to answer. I
will say this, though: As tbe case proceeds
there will "be but few new names connected
with the swindle other than those at which
public suspicion is now pointing. It will
be proved that the eorner was deliberately
planned with the idea that part of those in
terested should be betrayed that the money
should be made when the crash came. It
will be shown, too, that the condition of the
Fidelity Bank was known, and it was de
liberately planned to make the completion
of the bank's ruin a part of the scheme."
ANOTHER BIG TRUST.
A Dayton Firm Decides to Join the Ameri
can Strawboard Comaaay.
Dayton, O., July 3. The HawesyCom
pany, of this city, manufacturers of straw
board, this afternoon deeded all their prop,
erty and mills and transacted business and
good will to the trust organized as the
American Strawboard Company, capital
stock $6,000,000, O. C. Barber, of Akron,
O., president. The 15 largest mills in Amer
ica are In the deal. Their daily production
is300tonsofstrawboards. There are only
five Httle mills left out
FOOLED WITH THE FLUID.
One Maa Dead and Another Unconscious
Who Touched an Electrlo Wire.
reriClAL TELXOBAK TO TBE DISrATCH.1
Columbus, July 3. In a crowd of young
men to-night one of them accepted a banter
to take hold of an electric light wire, which
was hanging from a pole. He was pulled
up a distance, and was thrown unconscious
to the ground. William Frost endeavored
to pick nim up, and in doing so touched the
wire accidentally .with one hand, and was
Instantly killed. It was some time before
anyone could be found to remove the dead
or rescue the injured mail.
Win be reatied by ail wfce
advertise to The Djw atcs.
It reaches, every boss and
11 read ny eTeryoony. n
yon are la business 1st the
ubl io know It through THB
THREE .CEJtfTS m
WBF.PT7. TTTTT.Y TJRfti
. . . . i 1 1ff 'i
ine supreme uiiicers or tne oraer i
Tonti Make a Mistake ij
IN CONCEALING A DEPALCATIOnM
Surety Companies See a Loophole and WHlTi
Refuse to Make Good
THE AMOUNT TAKEN BI MR. WEIGHT.'
IT- TT..1 M?mrA VJ iWl RM,rltf- A T.m- I
MW ... WMV..I W0VVY . WVVU.M,b .M.W UN .W V f.
May be More.
On February 18 last the supreme officers
of tbe Order of Tonti knew that Treasurer
Wright was a defaulter. He offered in set
tlement $50,000 bonds of an etching cobs- '
pany. Affairs ran along until a week ago,
when the security companies who indorsed
Wright were asked to settle. They learned
that the loss had been kept quiet for three
months and refute to pay.
ISrECIAL TELEQHAM TO THE CISPATCU.l
Philadelphia, July 3. It came oat
to-day that on February 18 last it was
known to the officers of Tonti that Supreme :
Treasurer George W. Wright was criminal
ly involved to a large amount, and that the
accounts of the order were in very bad
shape. On that date there was a consult?
tion of the chief officials, and Treasurer
Wright then and there offered to make good
the deficit by surrendering to the order
stock held by him in the International
Etching and Publishing Company that had
a face value of $50,000. Affairs were al- ,
lowed to run along until a week or so ago,
and, as there was no apparent improvement, .
it was deemed expedient to announce that '
Treasurer Wright was a defaulter, and to
looking to a settlement
of the amount of defalcation 'with the three
surety companies that had guaranteed that, f
Wright would faithfully perform his duties
as custodian of the order's funds. Counsel,
for the companies were consulted, and tbe
officers of the order were required to draw
up an affidavit setting forth the facts on -which
a warrant was to be issued for the
arrest of Wright. When the affidavit was
being considered one of the legal lights
asked some questions that were not
promptly answered by Henry K. Wheeler. -
Miller Burkherdt and the other su
preme officers were present They were
astonished when asked whether or. not
they had agreed on February 18 to accept
from Wright the Etching Company's stock
in lieu of cosh. They hesitated'and sat
silent for at least five minutes and then
withdrew for consultation, and finally
answered that they had refused to accept
the offer made at the time, and offered in
proof the assertion that it was so recorded is,
the minutes of the Supreme Council. There
was then left one of the Iwo horns of the-"
dilemma lor tne xontt omciais to accept.
Either they must say that Treasurer
Wright's accounts on February 18 were all
straight and did not require the production
of any security, or else that he was a de
faulter, and the collateral he offered in the
shape of tbe Etching Company s stock wag-
A VEBY BAD PLAY.
The action of the Supreme Couneil in re
fusing to accept the itching company a
bonds for the default of Treasurer -"Wtigtitf
Is taken by the suretr'comimnTrs as proof
positive that, on February 18, the Supreme
Council, the recognized head of the order,
knew that Treasurer Wright was a de
faulter. On that date they considered ft
proposition from the defaulting treasurer to
secure the order against loss through the
Etching Company's stock. That with this
knowledge in their possession they carried
the defalcation, or permitted Treasurer
Wright to do so for three months, without
either notilying the securities or the various
lodges of the organization. In view of these'
facts, the snretv comnnnies will refuse to
pay Wright's shortage, and it is freely pre-i
oictea mat ine uroer oi lonu. wnicn nnm- -
bera its members by the tens of thousands, ,
A MURDERER IDENTIFIED.
He la Jnst Now Serving an Eight-Year Sen
tence In tbe Jollet Prison.
rSrECIAL TELEOBAJJTOTIIE CISrATCH.
Chicago, July 3. Martin Foy, alias
"Dirty Eddy, the man who murdered and
robbed Druggist Clark last winter, is la :
Joliet prison on a charge of burglary. He v
was sentenced from Wheaton, 111.,
March, with Bobert Bussell, both for a term.
of eight years. The fact that Foy committed
the murder was revealed by Bussell when ha :
was brought to Chicago a few days ago to
testify In a burglary case in which two
members of Fov's gang were on trial. The
police have managed to keep Bussell 's con--fession
a secret nntil to-dav. when
a detective and Cowlln, a restaurant keeper,
who was held up on the night of Clark, a '
murder, went to Joliet to identity .toy.
Uowiin had no trouble in identifying
as the man who robbed him, and tbe pris
oner trembled like a leaf when he eaueht
sight of his victim. In his confession Vi
Bussell said that on the night of February .
21 Foy passed Clark's drug store and saw ' ?
Clark counting his money. He immedi-t
ately summoned bis gang and they went la'
and covered Clark with revolvers. Clark.
made some resistance and Foy fired, killing 1
him instantly. The gang nn out of tMJ
store and, a few days after went to Wheat
Here Foy and Bussell were arrested fr
burglary and received sentence.
A DAMAGED LOCHINVAS,
N. C. Amos Elopes With a lS-Year-8M.
rtt m . w - .?.. - H
uin nnn is raiaiix onot,
SrXCTAL, TXXXQBAX TO TOE DUrATSH.1
Waco, Tex., July 3. There Js.oaetJ
Locbinvar who came out of1 the West, a
who is now returning on a stretcher witkl
two bullets in his back; His name fa K. G.!
Amos, and he ran off with Hiss Ada Beard,!
the 15-year-old daughter of J. H. Beard.'
The father opposed Ames on account of Ife'
youth of the girl. The pair eloped sad"
started for the Indian Territory, where agen
is no bar to marriage. The father sad '
friend named Crabtree followed. They ore
hauled Amos, who showed tight He wagi
shot twice in the affray, and tnenarsuem
took possession of the girl and the lover aadJ
brought them here, Amos is believed to be I
BURGLARS GET EVEN. ,
A Mob Who Confederated With' Them I
BetrayThem Meets His Death.
, rsrxcux. txi.eo.iiam to the stsrATew.t -Ozabk,
Mo., July 3. James H. Dewta
an amateur detective of Taney county, 1
a tragic fate Monday night He
himself into the confidence of two ba
named Coombs and Hockstilf and i
into a plot with them' to rob a country i
then he informed the sherihT and
surrounded the store and awaited Mm
bets. Dennis was' to stay outside
watch. Coombs and Hockstill entered
store, and the cosse began firintr ea 1
Ihey reslized that they had been beteav
and retreated urougn the baefcdeer, -thev
found Dennis. Thcv shot him
wounded three ot the posse and eseaptfe