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STOPPING THE FIGHT,
All Kinds of Ways Being Tried
to Prevent the Sullivan-
THEIR ARREST IS ORDERED
By the GoTernor of Mississippi, Ti ho
Offers Kewards for Them.
JETTING STILL FATOES SULLIYAK.
Governor Mcboll'a Intlmntea That Ha Ha
a Surprise In Store Tho Louisiana Law
B Prize Fighting Sullivan's Backers
Think the Kllraln Party Has Conrted
Too Much Publicity Mnldoon Constantly
With the Champion John I Pats In An
other Dny of Vigorous Training To
morrow to be a Dot of Seat Kit rain's
Fnrtx Scheming to Get Through Gov
ernor Lowry's Domain Without Being
The principal point of interest in the
Kilrain-Sallivan fight at present is the fear
that Kilrain will be arrested in Mississippi.
The Louisiana anthorities are also aroused,
and some of them declare .the fight will not
take place in that State. The odds are yet
10 to 7 on Sullivan, with little Kilrain
money in sight. Kilrain's friends still
think they will even up when Jake reaches
rtrxCULL TZLXOBAX TO TITJE DISPATCH.:
New Orleans, July 5. Governor Nich
ols came down here to-day from Baton Bouge.
and was seen by The Dispatch reporter,
who asked him what course he proposed
taking in regard to the Sullivan-Kilrain
prizefight. "I cannot tell you just now,"
lie said, "but I will say this much, that if
the people of New Orleans and surrounding
country read the New Orleans papers on
Sunday next they will speedily learn what
action I shall take."
The Attorney General having said that
there is nothing in the law to prevent prize
fighting the Governor has studied up the
statutes and found all the laws bearing upon
the subject. These he has had struck off in
the form of a circular and sent to a number
of prominent men in New Orleans, and to
the Sheriff and local officers in St. Tam
many. Even Spectators are Lawbreakers.
They declare that where any ten or more
persons assemble unlawfully, for any un
lawful purpose, or with intent to disturb
the peace or to cause public disturbances,
the persons so assembled shall be deemed
guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction,
be punished by a fine of from $100 to $500,
and imprisonment from three to six months.
Persons present at such unlawful or riotous
assemblages who refuse to assist the officers
to suppress it, or neglect or fail to do so, are
subject to the same fine and imprisonment,
and officers present to imprisonment from
eix months to three years.
The Governor is required, whenever any
such meeting is called to his attention, to
suppress it and to call out the militia if
necessary to do so, and any member of the
militia refusing to turn out is also subject
to severe punishment.
Considerable Surprise Caused.
The Governor's quotation of the law on
this subject caused some surprise, but did
cot seriously discourage the managers.
Bud Eenaud is satisfied that the
fight will not be stopped. "I have
positive information," he said, "that
the Governor will not interfere. Jimmie
"Wakely, of New York, who is putting up a
portion ot the stake for Sullivan, says that
he will not be surprised if the Governor in
terferes in the fight, it has been
so flaunted in his face. "Why,
they have even posters out all over
town announcing that the fight is going to
come off on the 8th. The Governor cannot
help knowing all about it; he is positively
invited to step in and stop it. I think they
are taking too many risks with the Gov
ernor." Wakely is convinced that if Sullivan had
not gone through Mississippi as he did,
Be Would Have Been Arrested,
ind if the fight had been delayed by his
arrest, "they would have said." Wakely
continued "that we were afraid to fight, and
glad to have the authorities stop it. No
risks ought to be taken in this matter."
Charley Johnston, another of Sullivan's
backers, is generally dissatisfied with the
arguments. He thinks that too much pub
licity has been gwen the fight, and he also
objects to the posters. The managers re
ceived several warnings to-day to get their
men out of town well In advance of the
fight, but paid them no h;eding. They
take he view that there is no (danger of
There is certain to be no trouble from the
the New Orleans authorities. Neither the
Mayor nor the Chief of Police will meddle
with it in the least. The fight is cot to take
place in the parish of New Orleans, and
Their Power Is Limited,
to the parish. They will have police down
at the excursion train Monday morning, to
prevent any disturbance there before it
lilaves the city, but that is all they will
have to do with it.
There is more mystery in regard to the
coming fight between J. L. Sulliran and
Jake Kilrain than marked the Samoan con
ference or any other meeting of diplomats
to settle knotty questions of State
within the past deeade. John L. is
quartered at John Duffy's house, No. 35
Bampart street, opposite the Young Men'g
Gymnastic Club, a.nd nobody save
his immediate -friends have been per
mitted to see him, althongh there is a
group of sevc-al hundred whites and blacks
standing before the door of the typical
New Orleans home, with its roomy verandas
and close-fitting green blinds.
Muldoon Always With Him.
Tho big fellow is constantly under the
espionage of Muldoon, who keeps him con
stantly under his control and watches his
every movement He said an early good
night, and aroeat 7 o'clock full of animal
spirits. He frolicked and joked with Mike
Cleary, and after a sponge bath went across
the street to the room of the Young Men's
Gymnastic" Club, and began work
ing with an earnestness that shows
how Muldoon has wrought on him.
Hastily donning his green breech
clout, he tossed the ball with Cleary
and Muldoon for half an hour, a light rub
down, followed by a plain but wholesome
breakfast, following. An hour after the
morning meal the skipping rope was
brought into play, bringing the perspira
tion in rivulets.
The club, anxious to have everything
that could be done for Sullivan's comfort
Had n Track Mapped Oat
in one of their largest rooms, and by
tightly stretching a carpet over a ground
work of sawdust a fairly good trace was
secured. Sullivan jogged five miles, and at
the end of two hours' constant ex
ercise Muldoon expressed himself as
being satisfied, and he and Cleary,
towels in hand, began the process so dear to
every athlete the rub-down. Sullivan was
chipper, and as the twain rubbed and
kneaded the bunches of muscles the bigfcllow
assured them that their hopes of salvation
should be good, for he had it on reliable
authority that Irishmen were too green to
Dry clothing having been donned, the
trio walked through the beautiful garden
between tho clubhouse and the gym
nasium, and Sullivan stopped a mo
ment to admire huge clusters of a
geranium, blood red in color, peculiar
to the South, with which the garden
abounded. They were cheered at the
gate and elbowed their way through the
motley crowd to the door of No. 35.
Sullivan Reads the Papers..
Sullivan, after a good dinner, read the
local and New York papers, which are two
days old by the time they reach the
Crescent City. At 4 o'clock he again
repaired to the gymnasium, and once
more had to push his way through the party
of colored idlers and curiosity seekers which
lined the street For two solid hours he
worked as valiantly and vigorously as any
body could desire, punching the bag,
skipping the rope and throwing the
ball. After work he returned to the house,
and after supper and conversation with
friends went to bed at 9 o'clock. He is now
down to 202 pounds, and will fight at 200.
Barney Maguire. of New York, to-day
offered to bet $100 to $1,000, as many times
as anybody wanted it, that Sullivan will
get first knock down, first blood, first fall,
and win the fight. Several thousand
dollars were received to-day from out of
town parties to be bet on Sullivan, but it isH
absolutely impossible to lay any big money
here. The propects of getting it off during
the excitement at the ring side will be much
Small bets are freely offered at 5 to 3 and
2 to 1 on Sullivan. Attempts to sell pools in
Lamouth's Turf Exchange, underneath the
St. Charles Hotel, were well nigh as futile
as previous efforts in this section, only a
few being disposed of, at 10 to 7, 10 to G,
with Sullivan the favorite.
Railroad OfflcInJs Try to Get Kilrain
Through MlssiselppI as Easily and
Safely as They Did Sullivan
Muldoon Thinks Jake
Means to Fight-
SPECIAL TZXXGBAX TO Till PISPATCII.1
New Orleans, July 5.-1 Kilrain and
Mitchell are arrested by the Mississippi
authorities to-night, it will hardly be the
fault of Mr. Robert H. Garrett, the com
pany's local agent. This official arranged
this afternoon with Superintendent Tyler to
meet the Kilrain party at Yorke, just
beyond the Mississippi border, with engine
210, the same that drew Sullivan's car, and
the party will be brought through "special,"
as Sullivan was, running in advance ot the
It may be that Governor Lowry's offer of
$1,000 will so stimulate the Sheriffs that
they -will think of waiting in the shadows
of one of the isolated water tanks where the
engine must halt fcr a Iresh supply; but if
everything goes well, Kilrain and Charlie
will be with us at 1030 to-morrow morning,
and then New Orleans will wake up in
earnest, and perhaps even the drivers of the
street cars may stop larruping their long
eared charges long enough to express an
opinion as to the merits of the men.
Mnldoon Has Faith la Kilrain.
Billy Muldoon was seen this evening and
asked if he thought Kilrain would toe the
scratch on Monday. "He will be here, I
am certain," was the trainer's reply, "and I
am certain that he will do his be3t, but I
can't help thinking-that he is being sacri
ficed." Colonel Andrews, of San Francisco, has
been one of the most prominent men on the
streets to-day. He carries an immense
ebony cane with a gold head weighing 5U
ounces, which he proposes presenting to the
loser in the fight. Colonel Andrews is
unique, if nothing else.
JackBarnett was out of town all day,
engaged in the pleasant amusement of ex
amining sites. A prominent gentleman of
New Orleans, who has offered his place in
the country for the fight, has offered to give
bond that there will be no interference. It
is fenced in, and the officers cannot enter
his grounds without a warrant and some
charge of a violation of the law.
Two Big Points to Dispute.
At present it looks as though there were
but two points open to dispute. The first
is the choice of referee. It is certain that
each party has a dozen available men in
view for the position, but at present neither
will suggest a nacre. When it is remem
bered that Prank Stevenson objected at
the outset of the match to such men as
Phil Dwyer and Captain Connor as
stakeholders, it is certain that he
will cot be easy to please in the deciding'
judge of a contest. The Sullivan party
aver that they will accept any honorable
man. Charley Johnson, before coming
South, said that sooner than have any
trouble he would be willing to take Prank
Stevenson himself, but of course that asser
tion was not meant to be taken literally.
Most Likely a. Southerner.
It looks as though a Southern man would
be the referee; first, because nearly every
Northern'man who is here or will be at the
fight will be a partisan of one or the other
ot the contestants, and secondly, because
the admirers of each party are Southern
sporting men, who would naturally suggest
lor the postion men of their own locality
with whom they are personally acquainted.
It may be that the Gordian knot of the
refereeship may be cut, as it was in 1882, in
the Sulltvan-Byan fight, by agreeing on two
gentlemen to act as referees.
As fully an important point tcvbe decided
as the refereeship, probable even more so.
is an agreement as to when the 30 seconds'
rest between each round shall begin. In all
American ring fistics and in all fights in
England under the London ring rales, prior
to the contest between Kiltain and Smith,
tho 3Q seconds' rest was computed from, the
time the round was ended by a knock-down
or . throw. In that fight, aad also-in the
contest between Sullivan and Mitchell, the
30 seconds were computed from the time the
men reached their chairs in their corners.
Mny bo Very Important.
The decision of this disputed point may
or may not be very important. If Sullivan
is able to smash his man from the word go
it will make very little difference to him
how the SO seconds' rest is computed, tut
if, on the contrary, the battle is a long
one, and Jake is able to bring
his wrestling abilities into play, it
may be vitally important to Sullivan to'have
the rest come as soon as possible after he
reaches the ground, for should Jake fall
upon him his seconds might be tardy in
raising off his prostrate antagonist, and this
might give him an ooportunity to shut off
the big fellow's wind by lying heavily across
his chest or pressing against his throat with
his arm, or even by putting his hand over
his mouth and slyly pressing his nostrils to
gether. These tricks are not the most manly to
practice, but in a close contest Jake might
be inclined to take advantage of everything
that a lenient referee, or one not fully posted
in the rules, might permit him to employ.
The Sullivan party may yield a little on the
referee question, but they will hardly per
mit Stevenson to force Jack Baldock's
theory ot the rules on them.
Complaints That Lynch Has His Price-Too
High How the Three Rings Will
be Made Arrangements to
Prevent Disorder During-
rrcow a staff connzsrosDiNT.j
New Orleans, July 5. When it was
learned that Kilrain had missed his Cin
cinnati connection and wouldn't leave until
this morning there was a chorus of "I told
you so" in the corridors of the St. Charles,
and offers to bet that Kilrain would never
step into the ring were fully made, but
these were dissipated when word was re
ceived that the Baltimore man had left
Cincinnati at 7:55, and would be here to
morrow forenoon at 11 o'clock.
There is some growling about the cost of
erecting the ring in which the men are to
fight Mr. Lynch, who built the arena in
which Sullivan blasted Paddy Ryan's
career at Mississippi City, and the rapid
inclosures in which nearly every other
prize fight of any note which has taken
place, demanding $150 for his labor. The
Sullivan people deem this sum excessive,
and were not slow in saying that they
wouldn't pay it
Considered Quite n Job
Lynch says the ropes for the three rings,
for their will be three rings, one within the
other, will alone cost $63. Then there are
81 stakes and other material to be bought,
to say nothing of the labor involved in con
struction, and their is no doubt to-night
but that he will get his price, but before
they can build a ring there must be a battle
ground selected, and on that point there
may be some interesting developments be
fore next Tuesday.
The articles of agreement specify that the
party winning the toss for the selection of
the battleground mnst notify their oppo
nents of their choice ten days before the
fight This was formally done in black and
white at the appointed time, but at the time
of writing Stevenson is at sea, and has
abandoned his first choice, and is now
Prospecting for Another Site.
The Sullivan people, if they care to bo
ugly, can take their man to the place men
tioned in Stevenson's dispatch, at the
official grounds, and if Jake doesn't appear
they can claim the stakes. The Sullivan
party are so anxious for the fight, though,
that such action is almost improbable.
That is, it is improbable if the Kilrain side
doesn't try to give them the worst end of
any other part of the deal.
At noon to-day 20 stalwart men, with a
tall, muscular looking man at their head,
walked into Bud Benaud's office at Caron
deiet street. They were Captain Jamieson,
of Meridian, and his famous "Bangers."
The members of this resolute band are men
who can look as far into the muzzle of a
gun as anybody south of Mason and Dixon's
line, and they propose to see that nobody
interferes with either of the principals or
their seconds Monday. '
Tbey Are Picked Men,
in every sense of the word, and as Captain
Jamieson puts it: "We are total strangers
to both Sullivan and Kilrain, and those who
are behind them. We are even unknown to
anybody here in New Orleans, beyond two
or three gentlemen, and that is surely a
guarantee that we will do our duty without
Beside Captain Jamieson and his men,
who.as stated in The Dispatch some time
ago, have exclusive charge of the charmed
inner circle between the $10 seats and ring
containing the $15 seats and the 'reporters,
100 men were selected last night by Mr.
Benaud to see that order is maintained in
the outer ring, where the Hoi Pollci will
rustle and exchange compliments, if noth
ing more dangerous, although it must be
said that there is a startling array of guns
in town already. The managers of the fight
do not anticipate any trouble at the ring
side, and Captain Jamieson says that he
will guarantee that the gathering, will be
Quite a Love Feast,
and that any gentleman who attempts to
improve his marksmanship by using an
other distinguished gentleman's liverpad
for a target will be frowned upon.
There is going to be a very large time of
it trying to get telegraph facilities, and the
chances are that there will he little or no
chance of getting anything away from the
ringside. The telegraph authorities are will
ing to -pledge themselves to secrecy if those
in charge will disclose the location selected,
in order that half a dozen wires may
be laid, bat as the place has not
yet been agreed upon this is impossible
Besides one man who is indirectly interested
in the stake said to-day: "That would be a
great scheme to disclose the battle ground.
We are here to make money, and we don't
propose to give anybody a chance to give
the public the tip where the mill will come
oft The moment the telegraph people be
gan to string wires there would be 1,600 men
and boys following them if they had to
walk 100 miles to get there."
How Many May be Present.
There was some talk to-day that the
Queen and Crescent would not be able to
handle the throng on Monday,, some persons
placing the number that will want trans
portation at 20,000, but as the day draws
near and there is no startling influx of visi
tors, the probabilities are that the number
will fall far below-those figures. Mr. Een
aud has secured a private car for 30 press
representatives, who will be admitted to the
Inner ring, and the overflow, which it is ex
pected will reach 70, will have to be content
with perches on the lofty stand, some dis
tance in the rear.
ST. LOUIS MONEY FOE SULL1YAN.
Dan Daly Looking In Tain for a Place to
St. Louis, July 6. Two St Louis dele
gations to the Kilraln-Snlllvan fight de
parted this evening. One party is in charge
of Dan: Daly, middle-weight champion of
Missouri, and the other is looked alter by
Tom Allen, ex-champion heavy-weight, and
Tom Kellv, ex-champion middle-weight
Daly ha's $2,000 to wager on Sullivan, and
offered it at odds of '$100 to $70 last night
CHAMBERS' HEAD GETS 8WELLED.
Ho Refuses to Second Sulllvnn Only Under
(SPECIAL TZLXOBAX TO TUX DISPATCH.l
New Obleans, July 6. Jim Wakely
Conlf nued on Seventh page. ,
SHOCKING THE SHAH.
Tho Persian Minister Has Not let
Resigned, but Will at Onco
EEPORT TO HIS BOYAL MASTER.
The Many Horrid Things Printed About
Both in this Country.
NO DIPLOMATIC TKOUBLE IS FEAEED.
District attorney Lyoi Is U InTCstigtte
Hadje Hassen Khooly Khan has not yet
resigned, but will proceed at once to Paris
to lay his troubles before the' Shah. It Is
very unlikely that he will return to this
country. No International complications
are feared because of his anger. District
Attorney Lyon will be instructed by the
department to investigate the importation
oT glassworkcrs at Jeannette.
rSriCIAL TXXXOBAU TO TUX DISPATCH.l
' Washington, July 6. Hadjc Hisseln
Khooly Khan, the Persian Minister, has
not resigned, as has been reported generally
in the press of the country. He could not
take that step of his own volition. He is
going to Paris to meet His Imperial Majesty,
the Shah, by arrangement, and there It will
be decided whether Persia will continue to
be represented in this country by him.
"I am a soldur," said the Minister this
evening, "and am at the command of my
General, who is His Majesty, and if he says
go back to America, you will have the op
portunity to meet me here again." But tho
swarthy face of the Minister gave no indica
tion that he had the least desire to return to
this land of the free, where every Tom, Dick
and Harry who gains control ot a newspa
per is at liberty to say distasteful things of
foreign ministers and their sovereigns.
DOES NOT LIKE JOKES.
The Minister is an intelligent gentleman,
but ever since his arrival in Washington
has been treated as thougn he were just a
"fresh." He was unaccustomed to the ways
of Americans and knew almost nothing of
the languaga and was constantly making
grotesque mistakes. When he was laughed
at ever so little he would take deep offense.
He could not appreciate the eternal hanker
ing of the American to perpetrate a joke on
any one that seemed to offer a good target
for fun, and he was driven almost to frenzy
by several stones printed by newspapers
that brought him into ridicule.
One of these at least is vouched for as be
ing true, though it has not appeared in
print in correct form. The Minister was
deeply impressed with the charms of two rash
ionable young ladies with whom he became
acquainted, called frequently to see them
ana was a welcome guest One day when
he presented him self the regular attendant
at the door was absent temporarily, and in
his place was an Irish damsel from the re
gions of the kitchen.
She was struck speechless by the request
of the dark-skinned man to see the young
ladies, and with great indignation ordered
him from the door, using some rather vig
orous language in so doing.
A VEET LOTAL SUBJECT. ,
Of course the Minister knew It was a
mistake. Apologies came promptly and
nothing was thought of the matter until it
crept into print lend?" then the query' was to
know who could have been so mean as to
retail it to the public. It must have come
either from the family of the Jadies on
Whom he had called, or from his own house
hold and either view of the affair was very
humiliating to the Minister.
According to his own story, however, he
would have passed over all that had been
said about himself had it not been for the
constant insults that have been offered to
his "father," the Shah. "He is our father,
onr sovereign," said Hassien, with much
feeling, "and we love him as a father. I
know he loves me in return. Permit me to
Bhow to you a gift he sent me only a few
The Minister stepped to his desk and took
from it a beautiful plush covered case and
passed it to the correspondent "That," he
continued, "is a portrait of our sovereign,
painted on ivory. You see it is set witn
valuable diamonds. It Is a beautiful gift,
and is proof of the esteem in which he holds
so humble a person as myself. On the other
hand, look at the portrait of him which is
presented to me by the American news
papers." AK INTERESTING COLLECTION.
The Minister bronght forth a scrap
book, in which was pasted scores of clip
pings from the publio press, some of them
Derating England for her waste of money on
the barbarian sovereign and others depict
ing the vnigar, uncleanly and immoral
habits of the Shah.
"Every way I turn," said the Minister,
"literature of this kind meets my eye. Yes,
as you say, the press is not the Government
and its utterances are often thoughtless, but
that does not remove the soreness from my
heart nor calm the anger that I must feel
when I read such lies about our sovereign,
to say nothing of myself. I speak as a man
and not in my official capacity in regard to
this subject I know riot how my sover
eign may look upon it That I will know
when I see him soon in Paris."
In diplomatic circles the chatter of Hadje
Hassein Khooly Khan for the publio press
is treated very lightly. It is taken as evi
dence of his childlsh'character and his un
fitness for a diplomatic position that he has
allowed himself to take so deeply to heart
utterances for which the Government Is iu
no wise responsible.
HE IS HOMESICK.
Of course, no official in the State Depart
ment will express an opinion openly as that
would be sufficient to cause his removal, but
privately the opinion is freely given that
such ababyiu diplomacy will not be able
to interrupt friendly relations between the
two countries. It is said that Hassein has
been morbid and homesick for some time,
and that this outbreak is merely tor the pur
pose of securing his return to Persia or his
transfer to some country where every dark
skinned person is not confounded with a
race against which there is a deep-seated
The conduct of the Persian Minister is in
sharp contrast to that of the members of the
Chinese and Corean Legation, who are
ranch more objects of curiosity and ridicule
than the Persians, but who view with the
loftiest indifference both curiosity and criti
cism and invite the friendship of the people
here la the most cordial manner.
TO CITILIZE GES0NIM0.
Indian Rights Association Will Take
a Hand In the Matter.,
rSFKCTAX, TXXXOBAU TO TUX DICFATCH.1
Washington, July 5. At the instance
of the Indian Bights Association, of Boston,
it is probable Chief Geronimo and his band,
whose capture was one of the famous ex
ploits of a cavalry company now at Port
Myer, will be transferred from Mt Vernon
barracks, in Alabama, to a portion of the
Cherokee reservation la North Carolina.
The scheme is to purchase about 2,000 acres
of the reservation and endeavor to teach the
savage chieftain and the remnant of his
land with him the gentle arts of hus
bandry. Soldiers who know Geronimo, and who
have seen the band in captivity at the
Pensacola fort aad at Mt Yeraon barracks,
the Indian Rlcrhts Association will need
its money and all its patience to civilize
: particular savages, wuo are me uuai
ETJTAK AT THE CAPITAL.
Hat.WillLeaye on Next Wednesday for a
X Trip to Europe.
JsriClAL TXLXGBAK TO TUX DISPATCH.!
jTashinoton, July 5. -Hon. James S.
Boiaa and Hon. J. V. T. Marshall, of Al
legieny, arrived in the city this morning
and spent most of the day in the department,
where they were introduced and entertained
by Commissioner Holliday, of the customs,
in aJvery agreeable way. Senator Butan
would say no more than that they were here
on 'business in the department, bnt just
what candidates for appointment tbey were
opposing and what others they were support
ing could only be guessed at, as the gentle
men were frankly mysterious, and at great
length declared they had absolutely nothing
Colonel Holliday spent the evening with
them at Willard's. They retired early, and
to-morrow morning will go to Harrlsburg,
whence Mr. Marshall will return to Pitts
burg, Mr. Butan will be met at Harris
burg by Mrs. Butan, and the two will go to
Philadelphia and New York, calling on
friends and shopping, preparatory to sailing
next Wednesday on the City of Paris for
Prom Liverpool they will secure passage
by water all the way, if possible, to Bremet
hafen, and go thence to Carlsbad, when the
Senatbr will take the benefit of the waters
for some time. "Not icause I need it," as
he says, "hut as a preventive." Later Mr.
and Mrs. Butan will spend a month or so in
Switzerland, most of the time at Geneva,
and will then return home by way of Paris.
THE FOREIGN GLASS W0EKEI1S.
District Attorney Lyon is to Investtgato tho
ISTECTAt, TXLXG&AM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Washington, JulyiS. The papers filed
at the Treasury Department in the case of
the alleged importation of foreign glass
workers under contract, contrary to law,
were returned from Boston to-day. They
were sent there a week ago to aid investiga
tion by the Boston collector and inspectors.
Those authorities report that inquiry of
emigrants when they landed failed to elicit
any proof of the existence of a contract, and
that so far as they could discover, there was
no evidence of a contract
The papers submitted by Attorney Bren
nan, however, were considered sufficient to
warrant careful investigation, and after ex
amination by Assistant Secretary Tichenor
they will be forwarded to District Attorney
Ljon with instructions to proceed in the
matter. Among the papers are affidavits
from two of the workmen, ot Jeannette, who
swear positively that they and other work
men came here under arrangement equiva
lent to a contract
AN ADEQUATE SDPP0ET.
Pension Department Holds That
Means a Comfortable Living.
Washington, July 5. Assistant Sec
retary of the Interior Bussey has rendered a
decision reversing the action of the Pension
Office in rejecting the claim of Mary,
mother of Stephen Nobbs, late private
Company K, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cav
alry. -His mother claims she was in part de
pendent upon the deceased son for support
because of the poor health of her husband.
Mr. Bussey discusses the meaning of the
phrase, "Adequate means of support," as
applied to cases arising under the pension
-IawsTlnid sftyvhe believes it was intended
to mean a reasonably comfortable1 support
It is not believed, he says, that Congress
intended to provide a luxurious competence
for any dependent relative of a deceased
soldier, cor on the other hand to restrict the
benefactions to the bare necessities of life.
Is Choosing Home Assistants for the
Washington, July 5. Superintendent
Porter, of the Census, has offered the po
sition of expert and special agent for the
collection of statistics relating to railroads,
canals, telegraphs, telephones and steam
navigation to Prof. H. C. Adams, of Ann
Arbor University. .Mr. Adams has the
offer under consideration. He is at present
the Statistician of the Inter-State Commerce
John S. Lord, Chief of the Bureau of
Labor Statistics of Illinois, has been offered
the position of special agent for the collec
tion of statistics relating to the recorded in
debtedness of the people for the State of
To Study Our Commercial Customs.
Washington, July 5. Mr. Teisuke
Minauri, Vice Director of the Commercial
Bureau of the Japanese Department of Ag
riculture and Commerce, and Mr. Tamejlrs
Oganra, one of the promoters of the Toklo
Exchange, have left Ybkohamo for this
country for the purpose of investigating
the laws, regulations and customs of ex
changes and chambers of commerce in the
He Will Not be an Assistant.
Washington, July B. Mr. C. B. Heer
mans, recently appointed Assistant Dis
trict Attorney for the Northern District of
Virginia, has written a letter to the Attor
ney General declining to accept the ap
pointment He says in his letter that he
thinks he was entitled to 'the District At
torneyship. THIRD TIME THE CHARM.
A Business Failure Drives a Bookseller to
Kansas Cut, July 5. After making
two unsuccessful attempts within the same
hour this morning, Henry Kleinpell suc
ceeded in committing suicide. His dead
body suspended from the ceiling by a rope
around his neck was found in his book
store at No. 18 East Eleventh street this
morning. Another rope, which evidently
had been fonnd to be too long for the sui
cide's purpose, dangled from another place
in the ceiling.
Two blood-stained pocket knives, several
gashes across the left wrist and blood stains
on the second rope showed how he had made
the second attempt to take his life. The
third attempt was successful. Desperation
at his business failure caused the act
A CLAMOROUS DEBATE.
The Wild Scenes of Contusion In the Span
Madrid, July 5. An exciting scene oc
curred to-day in the Chamber of Deputies.
The Marquis De Armljo, Minister of For
eign Affairs, was defending the Government
against an attack made npon it by Senor
Martos, when the members of the opposition
raised such a tumult that the speaker was
compelled to stop. The excitement spread
to the galleries.
The President's cries for 6rder were un
heeded by the members and the ushers were
unable to rertrain the visitors in the gal
leries. Finally the police were summoned.
With great difficulty they succeeded in re
storing order, when the debate was resumed.
flf IsM TJDIITJ in to-morroufM DlS
JsJAAO. nWtuliWi patch, diteoune on
the danger of railroad travel, and give tome
valuable Matt to ladie who vrovote to ao to
QUAY MEN 'SELECTED
To Complete the Work of Clearing
Up the Debris at Johnstown.
HAGEE'S FRIENDS TO COME HOME.
Contractors McKnlgM and Ridge Complain
of Unfair Treatment.
THE! "SAY THEI WERE GIYEN NO 8H0W,
iad Ibat Taey Went to Great Expense, Erpectlnj
Bix Months' Work,
The Quay firm of McLain & Co. was
yesterday given the whole contract for
clearing up the debris of the city of Johns
town, thus throwing out of wort the Magee
firm of McKnight & Bldge, who say they
went to Johnstown up'on the information
that they would have from three to six
months' work there, and had made prepara
tions for a stay of that length. Their men'
are to quit work to-day, though, and must
stay in Johnstown till Monday to get their
ITROU A STAFT COBEESFOXDIirr.l
JonNSTOWN, July 5. To-day the whole
contract for the work of clearing away the
debris of the town was given to McLain &
Co., and there is great indignation among
Pittsburgers here in consequence. The in
dignation is growing more intense each
hour, especially among the men employed
by Contractors James McKnight and Pat
rick Bidge, of Pittsburg. The contractors
say that when they came here they were as
sured that they would be employed tor at
least six months. After going to consider
able expense in transporting tools, ma
chinery, etc., they were notified of their
discbarge to-day. On Saturday evening
they will be relieved from any more work,
and will be paid off for their services.
The first notice the Pittsburg contractors
received that the work was to bs given to
one firm was upon reading the announce
ment in The Dispatches morning and
they supposed, of course, that their names
would be given some consideration, in view
of the fact that they were
the first to send men nEBE
to clean up the streets and their surprise
can better be imagined than described this
afternoon, when they received the following
The Governor will relieve allot your forces
on Saturday evening; July 6, on which date
your contracts with General D. H. Hastings,
acting for the State of Pennsylvania, will ter
minate. You win return, on forms furnished
yon, a statement of the time of your forces
from Juno 23 to July 6, both inclusive, and
jour men will be paid on Monday, July 8.
The notice was signed by H. T. Douglas,
Chief Engjnier. The letter received by
Mr. McKnight was written on the letter
lead of Bvan & McDonald, of Baltimore,
for whom McLain & Co. do considerable
work. This fact makes it appear as if the
matter had been arranged to give the con
tract indirectly to the Baltimore firm. One
of the officers at the camp said to-night:
SAYS POLITICS DID IT.
"Politics is back of the matter. Nearly
every person i,nPittsburg knows Contractor
McKnight was aluD-contractor for Booth &
Plinu. In political matters he was one of
the latter's atanchest workers, and threw
what influence he had to that branch of the
Pittsburg municipal government On this
account he has earned the Ill-will of the
Quay ,"orces, who are now dealing the Pitts
burg home rnlers a blow through the Com
missioners and Mr. McKnight. Nearly all
the State officers now on the ground are
Quay men. General Hastings cannot be
blamed, as he is only following out a pro
gramme of instructions from the State Com
missioners." General Hastings says the firm is com
posed of two Pennsylvania men, and not
Baltimoreans. In an interview with your
correspondent he said: "The contract was
given to McLain & Co. because they have
shown themselves to be first-class men in
every way and are ,
CITIZENS 07 THE STATE. -
Mr. McLain was born In Ireland, and is
now a resident of Philadelphia. He made
a record for himself as a contractor by being
connected with the Baltimore and Ohio
station in Philadelphia, and Captain
Keenan is the other member of the firm. He
was born in Harrisburgand is now a citizen
of Lancaster county. The contract made
with them to-day is the same contract that
was made with the others, ?- i they will
employ 500 men and get 10 per cent of the
payrolls. There was no special reasons
why the Pittsburg contractors did not get
the jobs. Mr. McKnight stated that he
wanted to go home when I left, and did not
ask for the contract Contractor Bldge is a
very able man, but neither he nor Mc
Knight applied for the work. McLain &
Co. have all the modern appliances to carry
it on, and In the district where they worked
I have heard
NOTHINO BUT "WORDS OF PRAISE.
"When I made the contract with the firm
to-day I expressly stated that Johnstown
people were to be given the preference in
the matter of work."
Contractor McKnight, in speaking of the
matter, said: "I have no fault to find with
General Hastings, but I think the work
could be given to those who were the first to
volunteer their services. I did not think it
necessary to apply for the contract to-day,
as I thought Pittsburg people stood the best
chance of getting it The fact of the letter
being written on the letter head of a Balti
more firm is plain enough to me that Mc
Lain & Co. arc their sub-contractors. If
this is not
OIVINO THE "WORK TO OUTSIDERS,
I do not know what it is. When we
came here we were given assurance that the
job-would last from three to six months.
We transacted our business upon this sup
position, and bought supplies by the whole
sale. This morning I received a carload of
provisions and a carload of horse feed. I
do not know what to do with this. If the
commissary department will not buy it, I
will be stuck. It I had known we were to
be dished In this manner I would not have
taken the job at all, As it now stands, I
would be satisfied to qnit even, and say
nothing about losses or profits."
The men working for the three contractors
whose services have been dispensed with
will not be paid until Monday. They will
have to stay nere oyer Sunday, and cannot
get away to their homes before Monday
Captain George C. Hamilton, aid de camp
on General Wiley's staff, was to-day ap
pointed chief engineer of the work, to take
the place vacated by Mr. Douglass. Captain
Hamilton is a resident of Warren, Pa. He
constructed part of the Nickfe Plate road,
all of the Jamestovn and Chautauqua Bail
road, and was associated in a number of
A Suicide Wants to be Cremated.
St. Louis, July 5. Charles Eggers, a
brewer, committed suicide to-night by hanging-
Domestic troubles are said to be the
cause. Eggers left the following note ad
dressed to his wifa: Mary In order that
all recollection of me may be wiped out,
have my bod-r cremated and scatter the
ashes to the winds, Cbaslss.
He Visits Newport and Has a General Good
Time Received by the Elite A .Visit
to the Training Ship a Be
ceptlon and Dinner.
SrXCXAI, TXLXOXAlt TO THE DISPATCH. J
Newport, July 5. President Harrison
arrived here on the Dispatch at 4 o'clock,
the manning of the guards of the Juniata
being the signal of his approach, and then
the gnns at Port Adams belched forth.
The weather was fine and in marked con
trast to that which has been experienced
here daring the past few days. On the Dis
patch came President Harrison, Secretary
Tracy, United States Senators Aldrich and
Dixon. Congressman Tom B. Beed,
W. E. D. Stokes, Lispenard Stew
art and Lieutenant Mason, of
the navy. The landing at the torpedo sta
tion was soon effected, and Captain Good
rich, of that place, took charge of the party
after Governor Todd had made his official
welcome. Among those at the torpedo
station were Admiral Porter, Admiral
Luce, Captain Belfridge, Governor Wet
more, Mrs. Aldrlcb. Mayor Coggeshall,
Mrs. Paran Stevens and a host of society
people. A salute of 21 torpedoes was fired,
about the best in the history of the station.
At the headquarters Captain and Mrs.
Goodrich held a reception in honor of the
President Later there were some practical
exercises with gun cotton. The party next
boarded the Stillettoand went to the United
States ship New Hampshire, where the
500 boys were inspected, as was also the
training station. Betnrning to town the
President, escorted by Governor Ladd and
accompanied by Secretary Tracy and Sen
ator Aldrich, went to the State House and
held a public reception. This was attended
To-night Governor Ladd gave a dinner at
the cottage iu honor of the President Pm
ard was the caterer. At 11 o'clock the
Presidenlal party retired and the President
boarded the Dispatch and shortly afterward
sailed for New York.
M'DOW TO BE OSTRACISED.
He Will Not be Acquitted of the Murder by
isnciAL. nxxouAx to tux dispatch.1
Charleston, S. C, July 5. It begins
to look as though Dr. McDow's "little in
discretion," which he so confidently ex
pected his friends to overlook, may give
him more trouble than he anticipated. The
publication oi an interview with Clerk of
Council Simmons to-day, in which he says
that the best people in Charleston indorse
the verdict, has raised a storm of indigna
tion in the community that will probably
find vent in a publio indignation meeting.
The publication, too, of the editorial com
ments of the newspapers of the entire
nation has had a very perceptible effect
The newspaper here which has defended
McDow from the very day of the murder,
and which is the exponent of the McDow
element in the community, is out in an
editorial article denouncing these editorial
Dr. McDow is also in, trouble with the
medical society, of which he was elected a
member only a month or so before he slew
Captain Dawson. It is said that ha sent in
his letter of resignation on Monday last,
but that the society refused to receive it the
intention being to expel him. The letter
was laid upon the table, but it will proba
ble be accepted later on, In order to avoid
the tedious process of going through the
process of a trial, which is required by the
society's constitution. It is rumored, too,
that several members of St John's Luth
eran Church, at which McDow attended
services on Sunday last, have severed their
connection with the chnrctu.
ANOTHER DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
A Deserted Husband Mnrders His Wlfo
and Then Commits Suicide.
Memphis, July 5. A donble tragedy,
horrible in its .details, was committed to
night on Third street, near Monroe, the
murderer and suicide being Prank Brenish,
formerly an express driver in the employ of
the Southern Express Company, and the
victim his wife. Brenish's wife left him
some time ago, because of hisfallure to sup
port her and their two children. This even
ing Brenish met his wife on the street, near
where she was employed, and requested her
to return home with him.
She refused to go, and grabbing her by
the hair he pulled her head over backwards
and, with a large butcher knife, cut her
throat from ear to ear. She died within a
few moments. Brenish then slashed at his
own throat, causing a wound from which he
will probably die before morning. He wrote
a statement declaring that his wife was un
true to him, and that he had nothing to
WORSE AND MORE OP IT.
The Grand Stand Disaster Greater In Extent
Than First Supposed. '
Oklahoma Cut, Ind. T., July 5. The
number of victims of yesterday's disaster is
greater than was at first supposed. It is
now estimated that about 150 people were
more or less injured. Fully a dozeu were
dangerously hurt and are lying in a critical
condition. It has been rumored that three
victims died to-day, bnt diligent Inquiry
fails to confirm the report Several received
serious spinal injuries from which they may
never fully recover. Several of the injured
were placed in cars on stretchers and re
turned to their distant homes.
To-day much praise is being awarded
Captain Stales for his prompt action in
placing troops at the scene of the disaster
to assist in rescuing the injured and for per
sonally taking charge of the work. No
effort has been made to-day to continue the
festivities which were to occupy the balance
of the week.
SLAUGHTER OP THE INNOCENTS.
A Number of Children Killed and Injured by
a Bursting Shell.
Salem, Mass., July 5. While the fire
works were being set off in the common to
nigh a shell exploded in the moi tar, blow
ing fragments into the crowd. Georgie,
son of Charles Sewall, was instantly killed,
as was also Frankie Anderson, 5 years old.
Martin Byan's right arm was shattered and
it was amputated. Christiana Anderson,
sister of Frankie, had her fingers broken.
Willie Thompson, 10 years old. had several
broken ribs and is fatally injured inter
nally. Victor Tremblay's cose was broken
and lip cut
To be Settled by Arbitration.
Lisbon July. 5. Prime Minister De
Castro and Senor Carcia, Minister oi
Colonies, agree with Senor Gomes, the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, to submit the
Delagoa Bay question to arbitration. The
proposition is that there shall be two arbi
trators on each side, the four to elect a filth
to act in the capacity of empi-e falling In
which the high court to elect the umpire.
Death of a Prominent Canadian.
Winnipeg, July 5. Hon. John Nor
quay, for nearly 20 years Premier of Mani
toba, and one of the best known men in the
Canadian Northwest, died suddenly at his
residence to-night of heart disease at the
age of 48. Mr. Norquay took a prominent
part in the Blel rebellion and was instru
mental in supprrssing the uprising.
FROTH F0I THE FOOL 2VS2!
aeleritte, fairy etory by Brneet S, Meinrichi
published in (o-marrfWs Dispatch.
Which May cSfrouble in; ,
Several Directions, on 'J' J
Naturalization. ,"J U
JUDGE STOWE IS IN DOUBTS
About the Action of the Statute it1
License Court Hearings.
POSSIBLY SOME EFFECT ON ELECTIONS.
S everal Unexpected Results Wbb:h Cause
Consideration An Important, Perhaps a"
National, Question The Rapid Disposal
ol a Big Batch of Wholesale KeappHea
tlons Yesterday What Led the Court to
Look Into a Citizenship Conundrum.-
The hearings in the License Court brought'
out two or three points of law yesterday of
more than ordinary interest One of thea
was of a far-reaching character, and may
have an effect all over the United States.' .
It is as to whether or not the act of Con-,
gress of April 14, 1803, was intended to bo
progressive or simply retroactive. Judgoi ,i J
Cfnw. .a..- I.u I. in 4jlif ttllint If .nil fTA vf
decisions recorded are conflicting. It ap v &$i
plies to the naturalization laws of every
State in the country. ' '
There were several important points of
law brought out at the hearing of persons
who were applicants for licenses as whole-'
sale liquor dealers, which took place yester
day before Judge Stowe. On9 was as to
whether or not a license could be granted fort
a brewery in Elizabeth, which is in a pro
hibitory township. Another was in regard
to granting two licenses to a brewery, D.
Lutz & Son having a storage warehouse in
Harrison township, for which they desired
license. The most important question of
all, however, was one which raises the ques
tion of what constitutes citizenship. Pat
rick Brennan, of Braddock, had applied for,
a wholesale license. His father was nat
uralized in March, 1888, just one month
before the applicant become of age. Judge
Stowe was in considerable doubt
as to the legality of the
license under the circumstances, and
said: "I will not grant a license to a man
not a citizen of the United States. We
have enough Americans to do our business,
and I shall not turn it over to foreigners."
A short appeal was made in behalf of
Brennan on account of his youth and good
business qualifications. Judge Stowe re
luctantly promised to consider the case.
AN AMBIGUOUS LAW, " V
After the adjournment of court Judge
Stowe said to an attorney that he was as
tonished, after reading the law governing
the naturalization of the sons of foreign
born citizens, to find that it was so ambigu
ous In its terms, and that there was room
for question as to whether it was prospect
ive or retroactive. The law in question is
found on page 382 of the Bevised Statutes
of the United States, and on page 1,718 of
Purdon's Digest of Pennsylvania laws.
The paragraph that is in question is as fol
lows: The children of persons who have been duly
naturalized under any law of the United States,
or who previous to the passage of any law on
the subject by the Government of the United
States, being nnder 21 years of ago at time ot
naturalization of their parents, shall, if dwell
ing in the United States, be considered as citi
zens of the United States.
This statute became a law on April 14,
1802. There are only three cases recorded
in which an interpretation was given to it
by the courts. In each of these the ques
tion to be decided was as to whether the)
statute was progressive or simply retro
active. The language is, "The children of
persons who have been duly naturalized,"
but the act does cot say "who may here
after be naturalized. The decisions re
corded are West vs West, 8 Paige; ch., 433.
In this it was said: "This act is prospective
in its operations, and applies to subsequent '
as well as precedent naturalizations." In
the case of Brown vs Shilling, 9
Md., 74, the contrary opinion was
held, and it was decided that the act was
solely retroactive, and did cot apply to
subsequent naturalizations. In the case of
the State versus Penney, 10 Arkansas, 621,
the decision was that "the naturalization of
the father ipso facto makes the son then
residing in the United States a citizen."
NO DEFINITE DECISION.
More than a dozen lawyers were seen by a'
Dispatch reporter last evening, and not
one of them could find a case in which the
law had been interpreted by the United
States Supreme Court There was much
surprise maniiestea Dy mem over tne insv j-
bility to find something really decisive.
"What has been the custom?" said Mr.
C. F. McKenna, interrogatively. "All the
election laws of the State, or, at least, the'
practice of all the election boards, is based
on the theory that the son of a naturalized
citizen who was under age when his father
was natnralized, is a citizen and entitled to
vote if he lives iu the United States at the
time of reaching maturity. Custom makes
law in many cases, bnt in this case I thick,
it was the intent and purpose of the law
that it should be progress! ve.notwithitanding
the ambiguity in the wording."
"It is clear to me," said another lawyer,
"that the act was simply intended to make
citizens of the persons living in the United c
States who would be affected by it at thev
time of its passage. If it was Intended that .
it should be progressive there would hava.;
been some indication of it It is a remark
able thing. If the law is not progressive;,
and I think it is cot, it might upset many
elections. Heretofore the sons of foreigners
have voted on the naturalization papers of, -
or daughter of a naturalized citizen, who"
was not born in this country, to take oat
naturalization papers on arriving at age?
It is the safer way to do. '
SOMETHING LIKE CHARTER MEMBERS.
ml .,, ,1 -Sr- k -
J.ne question, is a new one, sua air. .a-
Israel, one of the attorneys lor tne w&oiesatt.
liquor dealers. "If the law is progressive,
then Patrick Brennan is clearly a citizqa of
the United States, and cannot be re-fasedi
license if he was under age and living
the United States at the time his fetber