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PITTSBUEG, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1889. .
. .- i ,Sk . fa -
II FICHTJB FIZZLE,
Its Managers Confident It Will
Come Off This Morning,
THE RING1SAT RITCHBURG,
And the Principals Are There, Too,
But the Spectators Aren't.
ARREST OP THE PRINCIPALS CERTAIN.
Vigorous Efforts of Ibe Governors of Louis
iana nod Mississippi to Proven t tbo
Meeting ulllvan and Kilrain Leave
New Orleans on the Same Trnin and
Reach iho Ring; in Good Shape isix
O'clock Set as the Time for the
HI en to Shake Hands nnd Begin Uostili-tles--Too
Much Money Depending on the
Result--Three Thousand People Buy
Tickets at Fancy Prices to Seethe Great
est Fight or Fizzle of tbo Ae--Prrs
and Teleernph Facilities Extremely
Limited, to Avoid Arrests and Legal
Sullivan and Kilrain left New Orleans
yesterday afternoon, on a special train,
for the scene of their proposed
fight this morning. The ring is
pitched at Bichling, Miss. It is
raining all around the vicinity, and as
soldiers, under orders from Governor Lowry,
are hastening to the .scene to prevent the
mill. The 3,000 spectators have not reached
Bichling, and it seems to be a. question
whether Ihey will get there in time.
IFrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TnB DISPATCH. J
New Orleans, July 7. Ere the ink is
dry on to-morrow's issue of The DisrATCH,
Sullivan and Kilrain will be slugging each
other vigorously, at some point on the bor
der line between Mississippi and Louisiana,
in the presence of almost 3,000 persons, for
the largest stake ever fought for iu the prize
ring, and the championship of the world.
No battle in the history of the ring has
ever excited the interest this one has, and
the probabilities are that not another of its
kind will ever take its place, as the amount
of money at stake is stupendous and the un
dertaking is fraught with dancer, as there
will be COO men at the ringside who will be
Handy With Both Gun and Knife,
and more than one has a long list of killed
to his credit, the palm being borne off by a
"Westerner, who has taken 22 lives, and is
not particular about assisting a few more
men out of this world of care and prize
flghting, as a glance at the arsenal, easily
visible beueath the diaphonous folds of a
gray silk coat, show that he is loaded for
anything, from sporting men of equivocat
ing disposition to bear.
There was little sleep last night, with
the tho usands who have come here to see
the fight discussing the probabilities of the
meeting and expressing their opinions as to
The Respective Merits of the Men.
The streets were lined with men from
every quarter of the United States, the
Northerners, Southerners, and men from
the West easily distinguished, although
they were not the same color and did not
speak the same tongue. The many idiosyn
cracies of his character betrayed the West
ern man, who swung through the broad
rotunda of the St. Charles' Hotel with hat
tilted back upon the top of the
head, the collar of his shirt un
fastened, and hands thrust deep into the
top pockets of his trousers, turning neither
to the left nor the right, while the Eastern
sporting man, neater in dress and more sub
dued in swagger, but the possesser of the
gait, nevertheless, which makes sports akin
throughout the continent, more affable than
his Western confrere, was not looking for
trouble, and as a rule was more friendly
with the Texas and Louisiana sporting gen
tlemen, who formed a distinct class by them
selves. Nobody Ablo to Steep Very Well.
Everybody was anxious for the day to
break, as it was insufferably hot and close,
and sleep was out of the question. When
the chimes of the Trench Cathedral were
ringing 5 o'clock, there were as many peo
ple in the street on their way to the French
market for coffee, as would be found in the
Cresent City at midday on any other occa
sion save Mardi Gras week, aud it was evi
dent that the sportingmen had taken the
town by storm.
There was a great rush for tickets to the
fight, and the 700 inner-ring tickets were
sold at $15 each inside of two hours, and
hundreds of dilatory sports were left out in
the cold and were compelled to take the $10
tickets, which will admit them to the outer
ring, or forego the pleasure ot witnessingthe
battle. Three thousand of these were dis
posed of shortly before noon, and the Queen
and Crescent announced that of that num
ber some 1,000 or more would have to take
the chances of
Hanging On by Their Eyelids,
Cr getting left behind when the hour for
departure arrived, as there are not enough
cars to transport them all.
The newspaper men were notified by Bud
Benaud that their tickets to the special ring
would be given out at 10 o'clock this morn
ing at his office on Carondelet street, and at
that hour fully 200 correspondents, from all
points ot the United States, were seated in
different parts of the room, or endeavoring
to keep cool on the piazza overlooking the
street. Mr. Benaud did not put in an ap
pearance at all, but his Secretary, Mr.
O'Neill, turned up at noon, and was at once
pounced upon by the warm and angry
scribes, who did not relish waiting upon the
pleasure of anybody when there was lots of
news to be picked up about the city.
Consternation was written on every face
when Mr. O'Neill called name after name,
and stopped when the thirteenth ticket had
been allotted, with the exclamation: "That's
all, gentlemen." Out of 30 tickets for the
reserved space tor the entire press of the
Union, 13 .went to New Orleans papers and
the rest of the country.
Some Very Hard Things Said.
Representatives of prominent dailies in
nearly all the big cities of the country were
overlooked, and there were some pretty hard
things said about the management. Mr.
O'Neill said that while Mr. Benaud
regretted the state of affairs sincerely, he
was powerless hr the matter. Mr. Benaud
said that it was originally his intention to
have 75 or 100 seats for newspaper repre
sentatives, but that the Sullivan crowd
kicked vigorously at the waste of space, as
they termed it, and remarked: "We are not
fighting for the benefit of the press of the
country, nor the "Western Union Telegraph
Company, and that number must be cut
down. We are here to get the money."
Mr. Benaud then reduced the nnmber to
30, and those who were not included in that
fortunate band, after a great deal of scurry
ing around, succeeded in securing tickets of
admission to the special stand in the rear of
Hie triple ring some distance back, it is
true, but still
Close Enough to See
some of the battle. They will have to pay
$10 each for transportation to and from the
battle ground, though.
The 30 elect will occupy the directors' car
on the first special, which leaves St Ferdi
nand street depot at midnight for the battle
gronnd. The balance of this train will be
filled by holders of $15 tickets, and the $10
crowd will follow later, in two sections of
20 cars each.
It is asserted that each train will stop on
the trestle bridge over Lake Fonchartrain,
and every man must show his ticket or get
out and test his judgment of distance while
traveling back to the city over the ties.
Luckily the water is not very deep, and as
it is tepid, an involuntary bath will do some
of the long-haired gentry good.
TOO MUCH MONEY.
Tbe Amount Involved a Great Drawback
to a Finish Fight Over 830,000
Fought For Ontside of Bets
Off for tbe Battleground.
tsrcciAi. telegram to tux dispatch.!
New Orleans, July 7. Up to midnight
last night there were grave apprehensions
that there would be no fight to-morrow, but
at that hour wcrd was received that Gover
nor Nicholls was "conciliated,' whatever
that means, and that there would be no
"interference. There is not much" betting on
the result so far, but the Kilrain people say
"Wait until we get to the ringside" so signi
ficantly, that there is good reason to believe
that Pony Moore and other followers of the
Baltimore man will open their barrel when
the men strip for the fray.
Barney Maguire, of New York, has
backed Sullivan to win $5,000, having to
put up $7,000 against it. What little bet
ting that was done to-day has been at the
standard odds for the pact three days, 2 to 1
on Sullivan, and there are not many takers
at that. One thing is certain, and that is
that there will be trouble at the ringside if
the betting is very heavy, despite Captain
Jamicson, his regulators, and the 100 special
officers, and one man who is an authority'on
ring matters said: "Iu my opinion, this
fight will be stopped before either man is
knocked out, as there is too much at stake
to let either man have a victory."
Too Much Money Involved.
The amount of money involved in this
battle is enormous. The stakes are $20,000.
The 700 inner-circle tickets increase the sum
$10,500, and the 2,000 at $10 each adds
$20,000 more to the amount, making a
grand total of$50,500, an amount unheard
of in he previous history of the ring. The
managers of the affair will not fare very
badly, as they get a good percentage of the
receipts frcm the sale of tickets.
Sullivan says-he will get the bulk of the
money, though, as he is determined to win,
and did some lively work again this morn
ing at the Young Men's Gymnastic Club,
an hour and a half before dinner. He
weighed 205 pounds, clad in a heavy sweat
er end trousers. He is as confident of win
ning as that to-morrow will be Monday.
His hands and face are very dark from
exposure and the hardening process to
whjch they have been subjected, and the
skin on both is hard and tough.
Sullivan's Sunday Dinner.
For dinner, which he ate in company
with Mnldoon, Cleary and Dan Murphy,
the big fellow ate a broiled chicken, a cut
of rare roast beef, a boiled potato, some dry
toast, and washed it down with a bottle of
Bass' ale. When the mpal bad been dis
patched, he was visited by a few friends.
An hour or so was passed in discussing the
fight, a large crowd standing outside the
house all the time, blockading Bampart
When the hands of the clock marked 2
o'clock, Muldoon quietly told the visitors
that their departure would be acceptable,
and Sullivan was taken to his bedroom, and
Cleary, Muldoon and Dan Murphy began
packing their traps into two large hand
bags. When they had almost completed
stowing away sponges, towels, fighting
shoes, and other paraphernalia of the prize
ring, a team halted inst around the corner
from Bampart street, beyond the observance
of the crowd, and Muldoon shouted: "There
they arel Hurry up, boys."
Taking; Time by the Forelock.
An additional sweater was put on Sulli
van, and the party were soon elbowing their
way to the carriage. They were taking time
by the forelock and getting away to the
battleground, and while the New Orleans
public at large thought Sullivan was at his
quarters he was on his way to the battle
ground. The driver whipped up his horses,
and with the cheers ot the multitude ring
ing in their ears, they were whirled away to
the Queen and Crescent depot, where a
special train awaited them. As Sullivan
lay back on the cushions a smile played
around the corners of his month, Cleary re
citing one of his droll Irish tales for his
An engin e and two sleeping cars, separated"
by an ordinary box car, were in waiting at
the depot It was the train to convey the
men to the battleground. Sullivan took
the rear coach, and was accompanied by the
six men whom he was entitled to, according
to the terms of agreement. They were
Srlected by the Big Fellow Himself, .
and are: Leonard Tracy, of Brooklyn; Jim
Wakely, Mike Cleary, Jack Barnett and
Billy Muldoon. Tracy, who will be
Sullivan's umpire, was induced by Charley
Johnston to remain over until the I o'clock
train, "to accompany him, and the good
natured Brooklynite acquiesced.
In the Kilrain party there were at least
20 men, exclusive of the ten men in charge
of Contractor Lynch who are to build the
ring, and Johnston, In company with
Tracy, passed through the Baltimore man's
car and protested against more than the
stipulated number of persons going in the
W. E. Harding, the Police Gazette repre
sentative, was not allowed to go on board
Kilrain's car, and he was standing on the
platform of Sullivan's coach, with a hand
John L. Sullivan.
on the knob of the door, as though prepared
to prevent anybody entering or leaving the
coach. Wakely aud Johnston came along.
Wakely took hold of Harding by the coat
collar as the train started, ana
Hustled nira From the Train
with no gentle hand. Mike Donovan and
Johnny Murphy, Kilrain's second and bot
tle holder, respectively, came up just as the
train disappeared, and had to wait until the
1 o'clock train.
The conductor waved his hand to the en
gineer, and with a few fierce snorts the
ponderous wheels were revolving swiftly,
and the principals in the battle were off for
the battlefield which will prove a Waterloo
for one of them before these lines are read
iu Pittsburg by the mass of The Dis
rATCll's readers. As tbey began to cross
the trestle at Lake Pontchartrain, the black
smoke, clearly outlined agains the blue sky,
formed a halo to the swiftly moving train.
THE HOUR IS FIXED.
Six O'clock Selected as the Time for the
Two Pugilists to Shake Hands Tbe
Battleground Decided Upon
Tbe Time Question.
rSFXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New Orleans, July 7 It was stroagly
urged by Johnson that the men be got t&
gether at 5 o'clock, just? at break of day,
but. Stevenson insisted on an hour later,
and, as usual, tho Sullivan party, in their
eagerness to have a fight, conceded tbe
point, and the men will shake hands at 6
o'clock, as ctated in The Dispatch some
Muldoon and Cleary will second Sul
livan, and Johnson will be bottle holder,
so that he can give the big fellow good ad
vice. Mike Donovan and Charlie Mitchell
will second Kilrain, and Johnny Murphy,
the Boston bantam, will be his bottle
holder. The fighting ground was reached
at 7 o'clock this evening, when, according
to Charley Johnson, the big fellow was put
to bed to avvait the dawning of a new day,
when be will meet his rival in the 24-foot
ring. The men got away so quietly that
scarcely anybody knew they had; left "town.
Stevenson had a conference with Johnston
and Wakely at 10 o'clock this morning, aud
the site of the new battle ground was di
vulged. Kilrain did not take any work again to
day, and noon found him down in the heart
of the city, taking things very easily. He
dined at Moreau's restaurant, on Canal
street, in company with Mitchell, Donovan
and Stevenson. They laughed and chatted
good naturedly, and they were the last per
sons a stranger would select as about to en
gage in a bare-knuckle prize fight. Kil
rain remained down-town until 2 o'clock,
and then returned to the Southern Athletic
Club and prepared for the flight to the
The scene of the fight, it is said on good
authority, will De either Money island,
neutral ground between Louisiana and
Mississippi, about 40 miles from this city,
or a point near Bichburg, 60 miles beyond,
depending upon the circumstances. The
ring will be pitched within 300 yards of the
railroad track, and the managers of the
affair claim that there will be no interfer
ence on the part of the authorities.
Sullivau will wear a huge chamois
strengthening plaster, lined with pitch,
about bis loins during the fight. His op
ponent will not have this appliance to sus
tain him, should the battle be a long one,
Mitchell claiming that Kilrain is all right
Kilrain will strip at 195 pounds to Sulli
van's 200. The time computation question
has been settled. The rules governing this
point will be adhered to strictly. The time
will begin from the end of the round, when
one man is cither knocked down or thrown
to the ground.
CAUGHT IN A TBAP.
Sullivan and Kilrain Are Hemmed In by
' Soldiers--Thelr Eseapo Impossible--Foor
Prospects for o. Flght--Thousands
rsrxcui. telegram to the dispatch.1
New Oeleans, July 7. "Will the big
fight come off to-morrow morning?" is the
question every one is asking. The most
extraordinary efforts are being made to pre
vent it, but just as earnest are
those ,to have it come off. Gu
bernatorial proclamations have been
flying around everywhere during the last
two days. Governor Eagle, of Arkrnsas,
and Governor Boss, of Texas, hearing
that the prize-fight trains might be run over
into their States, have joined their brother
Governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama, in proclamations againstthe fight
The military preparations in Mississippi
are on a grand scale, and look as though the
State was resisting a big invasion. Troops
were kept moving along the various
railroad lines in the southern portion
of the State aud finally concentrated at
three points, where railroads enter Missis
sippi from Louisiana Tbe Jeff Davis
Bifles on the Illinois Central Bailroad, tbe
Scranton Guards and Bay St Louis Bifles at
Nicholson, on the Queen and Crescent City
route, the Scranton Artillery, of Pass Chris
tian, at Waveland, on the Louisville
and Nashville Railroad, near which line
the Sullivan-Ryan fight of 1882 took place,
and the Vicksburg Bifles at Whitaker sta
tion on the Louisiana, New Orleans & Tex
as Bailroad. All these troops were moved
to these special points last night 'or this
Continued' on Sixth Past,
A GREAT SENSATION
About to Be Sprnnjj Over the Ruins
of the Pretty City of Johnstown.
LOTS OF STATE PROPERTY GOBE.
Thousands of Dollars' Worth of New Tools
Vanish as if in a Night.
CARTED OFF A3 IF THEI COST NOTHING
A Discrepancy of $20,000 in the Accounts of One of
tie Contractors. (
A sensation of no small proportions is
brewing at Johnstown. It is claimed that
of $9,000 wprthof new shovels, picks, der
ricks, etc., purchased for the State for work
in clearing away the debris, only $1,000
worth yet remains, the rest having mysteri
ously been carted off. A difference of $20,000
has also been discovered between the ac
counts of a contractor and those of the State
FROM A STAFF COKBXSPOST3ENT.3
Johnstown, July 7. A sensation may
be sprung at any time within the next few
days, caused by a misunderstanding arising
between the officers in the Quartermaster's
department and the contractors who have
been doing the work, owing to the disap
pearance of the materials owned by the
State. Out of $9,000 worth -of tools pur
chased by the Pittsburg Belief Committee,
less than $1,000 worth are now ou the
Where the missing 'implements are is a
mystery that the .State officers cannot solve.
Some of them were recovered to-day while
being loaded on a car for Pittsburg. The
stuff was taken out and turned over to the
Quartermaster's department The man
vtho was shipping the stuff had already
started three carloads of material away.
It is supposed, through a mistake of his
employes, some of the missing tools were
in these cars.
KNOWN FOB SOME TIME.
The fact that some persons have been ap
propriating the- property ot the State has
been Known by the officers for several days,
and they instructed their men to keep a
sharp lookont for the stuff. Colonel Hill,
the Qnartermaster General, had an ad
venture this afternoon with a man whom
he snpposed was stealing tools. Colonel
Hill and Colonel-Gray, ex-Sheriff of Alle
gheny county, took a carriage this afternoon
for a trip to tbe South Fork dam. They
proceeded to the dam via the Franklin
street roa'd, and when out about six miles
they came upon a man driving a two-horse
wagon. In the latter was a tool-box, about
the size used by street contractors. In the
wagon and About the box was scattered
straw, making it look as if there was some
thing being concealed underneath. The
wagon was one of the vehicles which had
been employed by one of the contractors
who had been returned, and thn Colonel
"supposed that the man was stealing. He
drove up alongside the wagon ana tried to
lift the straw with his cane, while the
driverVattention was directed elsewhere.
ALMOST A TBAGEDY.
The Colonel conld not see anything in the
bottom of the wasti. althouch he was sure
that some of the tooife were there. As he"
had no authority w institute a careful
search, he allowed thfc wagon to fall behind.
His carriage had not preceded the wagon
100 feet until the driver of the latter whipped
out a large revolverl and waved it in the
air as if he intended to shoot Colonel Hill.
He did not discharge the weapon, however,
and tho Colonel smiled at him as he
Colonel Hill stated ito-night that thous
ands of dollars' wort b of tools were being
stolen by people who have been engaged in
the work. When Booth & Flinn began to
clear up the debris the Pittsburg Belief
(Committee sent them tools and implements,
for which was paid $9,000. The most of
this monev was spent for picks, shovels.
crowbars, derricks, etc. Two thousand dol
lars were expended for wire cable, COO feet
of which, that had never been used, was
pulled out of tbe car being, loaded to-day.
Fifty sets of tools were also taken out and
turned over to the Quartermaster General.
NOTIFIED TO TOE THE MASK.
Saturday all the contractors, with the
exception of McLain & Co., wyre notified to
return all the tools in their possession be
longing to the State between tub hours of 8
and 10 this morning. One oil them coolly
ignored the order by returning nothing.
The others sent in all the stufa tbey had,
and McLain & Co. made an inventory of
what they naa on nana, xnef quarter
master General received word thai the con
tractor who had made no return wss to ship
his stuff away at 2 o'clock, and hoy men on
hand to inspect the car. The mn found
considerable property, ana as It was given
up peaceably there was very little said
To-night it was learned that so mlich stuff
had been shipped and carted awuy that
some persons will get into trouble when the
round-up is made to-morrow. It will be
found that tbe State will lose.aboutl $8,000
on lost tools.
There is also considerable dissatisfaction
over the payrolls of one of the contractors
who is mixed up in the tool disappearance.
Since the dav the State took hold W the
work Colonel Douglass, the former engineer,
had three timekeepers at work to keep tally
on the number of men employed. tThey
rendered a statement each day of .
THE TIME OF EACH "MAN '
on the job. This was independent jof the
time kept by the timekeepers employed by
the contractors. The State officers have
kept their own time, and paid the contract
ors accordingly. To-day a difference of
over $20,000 was found between the con
tractor spoken of and Colonel Douglass' ac
counts, The former demands payment ac
cording to his own accounts, and said to
nighf that be would bring tbe matter before
the meeting of the Commission at Cresson
on Tuesday, As an instance of how His ac
counts were kept, he turned in time for
several hundred men who were supposed to
be working on June 30. This was found to
be Sunday, and no men were working that
To-day the men workincr for Contractor
McKnight were paid off, and they left for
their homes on a special train this evening,
and the new contractors, McLain & Co.,
have secured all tbe men they need, nd the
work win proceed as usual to-morrow morn
COULDtfT SUETIYE HER LOIS.
Mrs. Lrdwlck Grieves Herself toff Death
and Joins Her Children.
rrSOK A BTAFT COBBISFOXPIITI 1
Johnstown. July 7. Mrs.Ludt ick.the
woman -who had possession of the k y of the
German Lutheran Church, the onl f thing
left of the edifice, died this mornii ig from
grief caused by the loss of four chi dren in
the flood. Mrs. Ludwick lived on Main
street and is a very old lady. (She lost
three sons and one daughter in tbe flood,
and, since then has been mourning over
She was a very pious woman, and when
the key of the church was turned over to
her, her grief was assuaged. Shi) .became
more melancholy as the davs wore on.
though, Ad. this morning she breathed her
DISTRIBUTING ITS OWN FUNDS.
The G. A. R. Doesu't Believo In Waiting
Too Long; With Relief.
IFBOX A STArr COBBXSFOXBXNT.t
Johnstown, July 7. A committee of
Grand Army men reached here to-day with
a fund amounting to nearly $15,000, which
will be distributed among the veterans of
Post 30, who suffered loss by. the
flood. The committee consists of De
partment Commander Thomas J.
Stewart, Assistant Adjutant General
James McCormick, Senior Vice Department
Commander John G. Miller, Assistant
Quartermaster General H. G. Williams,
Council of Administration, Eli G. Sellers.
William Emsly, John F. Hunter, Levi
Shingle, and Benjamin Myers. Upon their
arrival here they went at once to the head
quarters of the local post, in Alnea Hall,
where they met a committee of the post.
One hundred and twenty-three living
members of Post 30 have reported their
losses, and the aggregate is $254,000.
Eleven members of the post were drowned.
The local men gave a registration of their
losses to the committee, and it was gone
over very carefully by Commander Stewart
and the other visitors. The statement of
the sufferers was so clear and so
satisfactory that Commander Stewart will
to-morrow morning begin a distribution of
the fund of which bis committee has charge.
It is the aim of the G. A. B. people to re
lieve first those who are most needy. The
committee will distribute all its funds before
A HEARTLESS HUN WANTED.
Searching; at Johnstown for a Man Wanted
rSFXCUI. TIUGEUt TO TITS DISPjLTCU.1
Johnstown, July 7. Superintendent
Mason, of the Mann Detective Agency, of
Philadelphia, has been here for the past few
days looking for John Decker.an Hungarian
coal miner, who is wanted iu Schuylkill
county for manslaughter. It is expected
that the man is working in the vicinity of
the town, and descriptions of him will be
posted throughout the country.
Decker was a'miner in the employ of the
Kaska Williams Colliery Company. About
five weeks ago he allowed a car of coal to
drop down on the cage, which was ascending
with ten men in it At the time the car'
struck the cage it was within 15 feet of the
top, and the weight of the car bore it to the
bottom. It dropped a distance of 500 yards,
and tbe men were instantly killed. The
force of the shock tore the boots from the'
feet of one of the men. Decker was jailed
on tbe charge of manslaughter, and was re
leased on $500 bail to testify In a damage
suit against the company. As soon i as re
leased he jumped his bail.
POOR PAT FOR GOOD WORK.
Private Soldiers Building: Bridges for Only
40 Cents Each a Day.
CTBOM A STAXT COKBisrOSDENT.'.
Johnstown, July 7. Lieutenants Pat
rick and Beese, who are in charge of the
engineering corps of the regular army, ex
pect to return to Washington 'the last of this
week. They have about 30 or 40 privates
under them, and they have erected three
wooden bridges, one across Stony creek and
two across the Concmaugh river. They are
now at work on a bridce across Stony creek
at Franklin street As soon as this bridge
is constructed the work of this corps will be
The privates who have been putting up
these bridges receive the munificent sum of
40 cents a day. They are receiving the reg
ular army pay of $13 a month. These men
have been hero more than a month, and for
days they hare worked in tbe water up to
their waists. They have done" excellent
work, and have been commended for their
services by General Hastings and the citi
zens of Johnstown.
HOUSING THE HOMELESS.
A. Few More of the Portable Huts Arrive
and Lumber for Others.
tFBOIt A STAFF CORKESPOHDIST.l
Johnstown, July 7. Six carloads of
portable houses reached the Baltimore and
Ohio station this morning. There are three
houses in each car. They will be unloaded
to-morrow, and promptly put together by
Contractor Hughes. About 40 of tbe port
able houses now here cannot be occupied
yet, because they are without sashes. The
windows were shipped in a separate car,
which has not yet arrived.
There are nine carloads of lumber on the
Pennsylvania tracks for the two-storv houses
to be constructed by Contractor Hughes.
Mr. Hughes said to-day that he wanted to
get these cars unloaded to-morrow morning,
if possible, when he would immediately be
gin the erection of the houses. He says he
will put up ten houses on Tuesday and ten
every day thereafter, providing there is no
delay in the arrival of lumber.
NOW TOO LAZI TO WORK.
Ono Hundred Men Who Have Been Spoiled
by Too Much Charily.
nrnox a staff cobeespondkst.i
Johnstown, July 7. Captain Kuhn,
chief of the commissary department, to-day
furnished his officers with a list of 100 men
who were formerly employed by the Cam
bria Iron Company, but within the past
month have grown too lazy to work. The
men do nothing but lounge about the town
and secure their subsistence from the com
The officers in charge will be requested
not to give them any more supplies, and the
local authorities will be asked to enforce the
tramp law in regard to them. This means
that tbey will be put to work and be fed
ugon bread and water or else forced to leave
Philadelphia Firemen Go Home.
rFBOIt X STAFF COKnESPOXDENT.J
Johnstown, July 7. The Philadelphia
firemen who have been here for the past
three weeks under the command of Captain
Howard left for their homes this morning.
They left their four engines and 1,500 feet
of hese here in care of the local fire depart
ment The machines will be allowed to re
main here to protect the town until the au
thorities can purchase new ones.
U'DOW FEARS HIS NEMESIS.
He Complains to the Postofflco Authorities
of Threatening Letters.
rSFECiAi. telioham to tux disfatch.1
Chaeleston, July 7. DcDow, Daw
son's slayer, has been compelled to complain
to the postoffice authorities here about the
number of anonymous letters, all of threat
ening character, that he has received since
his acquital. Strangely enough most of
these come from New York. Two of these
are published this morning in a local paper,
to whom they were given by McDow. In
one the writer tells McDow that he will
die from poison, the other is signed "A
Southern W. D." In another from New
York the writer savs:
You know you are a perjurer. You, know
and xeel you are a moderer guilty without one
plea of justification. Yon' know your sole
object was to gratify your base passions, car
ing not whom yon would ruin. You know you
are no gentfeman, not entitled to be recognized
as such. You should be abhorred; shunned by
all mankind. Your name should never be men
tloned by decent men except to condemn, and
never allowed to pass the lips of a virtuous
woman. Even your own wife and offspring
should spurn and enrse you. What worse
degradation could you bring upon them? Your
heart should be filled with remorse and self
condemnation, for you know yon bad no Inst
reason for murder. Yon dare not- appeal i to
your own heart's judgment. May all tlio corses
QUAY'S MAILED HAND.
The Junior Senator Keeping an Eye
on Philadelphia Politics.
A CALL ON M'MAMS AHD FITLEE.
The Silent Statesman From Beaver May
Not Taka an Extremely
ACUTE PART IN THE LOCAL CONTEST.
The Situation is a Very Fnzzllnz Ono for Quaker
Senator Quay is in Philadelphia. He
asserts that his visit has no connection with
politics, but he will call upon Filler and
McMaaes. The local politicians are very
much worried, aad various opinions are ex
pressed. Senator Butan is also in Phila
delphia, on his way to Europe, where he
will accompany Mr. Magee .nd others. -
ISFXCIAI. TELIQHAM TO TUX SI8FATCS.1
Philadelphia, July 7. United States
Senator Matthew Stanley Quay is at the Con
tinental Hotel. He arrived here this even
ing, having come east from Beaver county
on tbe day express. Senator James Butan,
of Allegheny county, who is on his way to
Europe, was on the same train. Senator
Quay was busy with his mail when called
on, but stopped long enough to say that he
would remain in town all day to-morrow,
and would try to get away to Atlantic City
Senator Quay said that his visit was
mostly for the purpose of transacting some
private business, but that he would, during
tbe day, call oc both Mayor Fltlerand
James McManes. The Senator declined to
say anything regarding the local political
fight, but an intimate friend of the Senator,
said that, not being a resident of this city,
Senator Quay had no intention or deslre'to
mix himself up with the local political
fights, and that the Senator was not in any
way engaged in the fight against McManes.
not quay's fight.
"The fight which is being made against
McManes is being made by the local politi
cians and upon their own responsibility."
Collector of Internal Bevenue David Mar
tin, Hamilton Bdsston, B. Frank Gilkeson,
of Bucks county, recently appointed Second
Controller of the Currency; AlonzoB. Shot
well, who is a candidate to succeed General
Joseph E. Johnson, as Bailroad Commis
sioner; H.B. Thorpe, a prominent politician
of Mercer county; John J. Uetzger, Presi
dent Judge of the Twenty-ninth Pennsylva
nia judicial district, and H. C. Parsons, ex
Mayor of Williamsport, were among the
caliers on Senator, Quay. .
With the Senator during the evening was
J B. Harrah, of Beaver county, who came
east with him. Mr. Harrah is to be ap
pointed marshal of tbe Western Pennsyl
vania district, vice United States Marshal
Miller, whose term expires on Decembei 7
of this year. Senator Quay's expressed in
tention of calling on Mayor Fitter and Mr.
McManej is accepted to mean that there
will be a halt called in the fight now going
on. Mr. McManes made a public declara
tion a few days ago that he was not bother
ing with politics fust now. and many of the
Bepublican leaders who read between the
lines accepted the declaration to mean that
Mr. McManes would bide his, time, and that
be would be in a position to force recogni
tion for his friends in the near future.
Others say they cannot see what will be
gained by" Senator Quay's calling on
McManes in view of the tact that McManes
has been practically shut out in the matter
of naming heads for the Federal depart
ments oi mis city, isoin men are recog
nized as Bhrewd, far-seeing politicians, who
lin nrrhlv nnrlp.afonil 4liA rrmma nn.4
McManes friendship for Quay in previous
contests, notably at Harrisburg and Chicago
last year, must not be overlooked. Those
who are not on tbe inside are completely
'mystified by passing political events, and
numbers of them who are, politically
speaking, "on the fence," are anxiously
awaiting the onicome of the interview be
tween the junior Senator and veteran
Senator James Butan and his wife, Will
iam X. Shaw, Vice' President of the Penn
sylvania Company, and who is also
Director of the Pennsylvania Bailroad
Company; Charles J. Clark, Christopher
L. Magee and wife, his sister, Miss Mar
garet Magee, George von Bonhnrst and Mr.
Graves, a leading lawyer, all ot Pittsburg,
will sail for Europe from New York on the
City of Paris on Wednesday next The
Magee party and Senator Butan and wife
will return by October L
WRECK OH THE RAIL.
A Train on the Pittsburg- and Western
Meets With an Accident.
rSPXCIAL TXXXORAX TO THX DISPATCH. 3
Akson, O., July 7. In a cut two miles
east of this city the west-bound passenger
train on the Pittsburg and Western road,
that left Allegheny at 12:40 was wrecked to
night ct 8 o'clock. A broken axle threw
the engine, and after imbedding its truck in
an embankment it fell over on its side stand
ing square across the track. Engineer John
Bissell, a bachelor, whose parents live in
Williamsport, was killed, the engine crush
ins him. He lived a little while, making
an ineffectual battle against the scalding
Steam. Fireman N. H. Noss, of Alle
gheny, was hurled several feet,
alighting on tho bank stunned
and suffering from a hurt in . his
side, which will not be serious. Fireman
Butler, who was also in the cab, riding to
OnvUle to take out his engine in the morn
ing, was also scalded by steam and hurt in
ternally. He was taken toCuahoga Falls.
Tbe conductor, J. S. Gulick, and brake
man, John Gallagher, of Allegheny,escaped
unhurt There were from 50 to 60 passen
gers on board, and all escaped, though the
combination coach and tbe day coach left
the track, bumping on the ties for five car
lengths. The sleeper did pot leave the
track. The wreck: was one of the worst
looking that has occurred hereabouts, and it
will take hours to clear it up. The body
of the engineer was still nnder the debris at
a late hour tonight.
FELLED WITH HIS FIST,
A Seemingly Harmless Blow That Frac
tured a Man's Skulf.
New Yoke, July 7. Last night a
drunken ice peddler, named Henry Eschen,
a young man, got" into a quarrel with an
old man named Frederick Scbopp. He.
struck the old man in the face-and followed
it up with beating him about the face. At
this moment the other man's 19-year-old son,
Frederick, seeing the assault, sprang at his
father's assailant and gays' him a blow un
der the chin.
Eschen fell to the ground and lay motion
less. He was taken in an unconscious con
tion to the hospital. The doctors reported
that he was not hurt, but was only uncon
scious. No arrests were made; but to-day he
died, -and an autopsy showed that his skull
was fractured. Now the police are looking
for the boy that struck the blow. The trou
ble arose out of tbe fact that the Echopps
stopped taking ice of the peddler.
A SHAEP COtfTEAST.
How the American Minister nt tbe Persian
Court Hns Been Treated No Wonder
Hadjle Hassein Ghooly Khan
Is Slightly Indignant.
f 3PICIAI. TJXIGBAit TO Till D1SFATCS.J
Washington, July 7. Hadjie Hassein
Ghooly Khan, the Persian Minister, still
keeps up his chatter to reporters as though
he had become partially crazed on the sub
ject of his wrongs. His latest contrast is
that between his treatment here and that of
Minister Pratt He says: "The Shab, as a
mark of respect and his kindly feeling for
the United States, presented Mr. Pratt with
a gold snnff-box, studded with diamonds
and precious stones, worth nearly $4,000.
This in lieu of the decoration, the United
States Government prohibiting its repre
sentatives from receiving orders of nobility
or decorations. When Miss Pratt visited
her brother, the Minister, last year, on
being presented at the court, His Majesty
presented her with a diamond ring, esti
mated by experts to be worth $2,000.
"The merchants, the best men of Teheran,
have given Mr. Pratt, as the representative
ot the United States, many tokens of regard
for them in the way of cashmere shawls,
laces, carpet rugs, etc., some of the rugs
worth as high as $300. At the change of the
administration last March the Shah, as an
earnest of his respect and 'high regard of
our Minister at his court, directed the Min
ister for Foreign Affairs to cable an earnest
request to President Harrison, requesting
him to be good enough to allow Mr. Pratt to
remain at Teheran during his term ot office,
which Mr. "Harrison gaciously agreed to do."
Hassein Ghooly thinks that his reception
here and that accorded to Mr. Pratt by the
people and press of Persia carries with it
the weight of its own criticism as to which
is the most courteous nation, as to
Western or Eastern civilization. Ghooly
Khan is a general of the regular army
oi Persia, a nobleman by descent, and
is married to a Persian Princess ot the blood
royal, by whom he has one child living, a
beautiful daughter 10 years old. He is a
gentleman of great wealth, owning two or
three villages and several farms rented out,
and from which he receives a large revenue.
He appears to have been reallv a good and
influential friend of the United States.
While certain European capitalists were
negotiating at Teheran for concessions lost
winter for a grand trunk railroad and
branches throngh the Persian Empire,
Hassein Ghooly must be 'credited with hav
ing prevented the concessions to such near
jealous foreign rivals and keeping it open
for the future grar ing of these franchises to
what he thought better American com
panies. Actiug Secretary of State Wharton
says that Ghooly Khan is one of the keenest
and brightest envoys accredited to the
United States Government. Besides being
fluent in bis own native tongue, he is master
of the. Arabic and the French languages.
There Are Fears of Further Trouble at the
Scene of the Dclnth Riot The Police
nrfd Militia Reinforced by a
Sound of Deputy Sheriffs.
Duluth, July 7. The smoke of the bat
tle of yesterday has cleared away, but the
situation is still ominous. There are rumors
that the rioters will be reinforced from
neighboring towns to-morrow, and, armed
with Winchester rifles, will again attack
the police. There is little foundation for
the reports, however. With 100 well-armed
special policemen sworn in to duty to-day it
is believed the authorities, with the assist
ance of the militia, will hi able to with
stand any attack. The militia are lying on
their arms, ready to move at a moment's
notice, and the police are well deployed in
the neighborhood of yesterday's disturb
ance. The Mayor has given orders to disperse all
assemblages promptly and there is little fear
of further trouble- The contractors will re
sume work to-morrow morning under police
protection at tbe former rate of wages. It
is a difficult matter to get at the true facts
concerning the number of dead and wounded
among the strikers. Many ot them were
taken away during the battle and could not
be traced to their homes or boarding places.
From what can be learned at the prominent
boarding house, however, a fair estimate of
the wounded would be 25 and several more
seriously injured than was at first supposed.
It is not positively known that more than
one man is dead Ed Johnson, aged 25.
The death of Matt Mack, aged 35, and Tom
Fitzsimmons, aged 18, is momentarily ex
pected, and it is probable that all the others
will recover. Of the police, all are doing
well and several have returned to duty,
limping slightly or carrying an arm in a
sling. The action of. the police is unani
mously commended and their bravery
praised. It is settled to the satisfaction of
everybody that the strikers were the aggres
sors, the police not having fired until they
were charged upon by the strikers. Late
this evening, as an additional precaution,
the Sheriff swore in 30 extra deputies, and
tbe force now numbers nearly 200 deter
ROBBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
The Bold Deed Accomplished on the Open
Streets ef Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, July 7. The boldest,
most successful and most reckless highway
robbery ever attempted in this city oc
curred in tbe glaring light of day last Tues
day morning, and has just come to light.
Henry Hage came here to be married.
Tuesday morning he left the house for
the purpose of getting shaved. He found no
one at the shop and started homeward. Soon
afterward he was accosted by a stranger, who
told him he was a barber and would take
him to bis house and shave him. Hage ac
companied him, and they had proceened
but a short distance when the newly made
acquaintance dashed a quantity of vitriol
in Hage's face.
Hage was then taken out iu the woodsby
the robber and his.accomplices. After robbing
him of about $20,000 the brutes bound him
band and foot and tied him to a tree. Hage
remained in tbe woods unconscious, bound
and helpless, for three, days. Friday he
succeeded in treeing himself and wandered
home. He has not yet regained conscious
ness, and may become permanently de
ranged. There is no clew to the thieves.
The $20,000 of .which he was robbed was in
the form of two negotiable drafts, one on n
Milwaukee and the other on a New York
SHE LOVED THE WIDOWER.
A Society Belle Defies Her Parents and
Elopes With Her Lovsr.
ISFICIAL TELXQHAU TO TUB DISPATCH.:
Elizabeth, July 7. German fashion
able society circles in Elizabeth'are greatly
agitated over the elopement of Miss Lucy
Engel, youngest daughter of John Engel,
ex-Becciver of Taxes and one of the princi
pal merchants of the city.
Miss Engel was in love with a dashing
widower, John Friser, of Springfield,
Mass., who has two children. Her parents
hated Friser and did everything to break off
the match, but failed, as Lucy, while the
family were attending confirmation services
at St. Michael's Church, bundled up her
clothing and jewelry and boarded a train
for Newark, where she is now temporarily
stopping with a married sister. Her lover
is also in that city, and the pair, having
outwitted their stern parents, will get mar
ried, while the groom, who is now under
instruction, becomes a Catholic in accord
ance with the wishes of his intended bride.
Sise-Engel's family have disowned her in
consequence di her act She is 20 and her
lover 27 years old.
TheV "Vho Officiated as Cashier
s. ..aying iener on
7b o tC
A SALA1V $1,000 PER YEAR
Has YanisheA'r 'here is a Hole In the'
Ins .a s Funds.
HE WAS THE CONCERN'S 0NLT EMPL0IB
And thojlctal Figures of His Defalcation Hay Amount
to $50,000. :
Another trusted bank official has gone
wrong and to parts unknown. He was the
only employe of the institution, and acted1
as cashier and paying teller. The amount
of the shortage is between $32,000 and $50,
000. Mostol the money was used in ex
rSFICTAI. TZI.ZOBAU TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Zanesville, July 7. A man has been
found who can give some points to Harry,
Flaun, that adroit young citizen of Pitts
burg. One the of mostremarkabla incidents
in the history of bank defalcations has come
to light in the little town of Malta, 20 miles
south of this city, on the Muskingum river,
in which stealing to the amount of $32,000
has been discovered, and which may amount
Thirteen or fourteen years ago' Heil D.
Miller was macje cashier of the Malta
National Bank, with his father, John Mil
ler, and his biother-in-law, Hon. E. M
SLinberrv. as bondsmen. In the sum of
'$20,000. Although the bank was not noted
for paying large dividends, everything ran
smoothly with the cashier, who was
THE ONLY EMPLOYE
of the bank, acting as paying teller as well
as cashieruntil last fall, when he was thrown
from his buggy in a runaway and confined
to his house for several months. For a
short time after the accident he pretended
insanity iu order to keep the combination
from the knowledge of Hon. W. P.
Sprague, who, Us President of th.3 bank,
took charge of its affairs.
Late'r, as an expert was about to be sent
for to open tbe safe, he recovered sufficiently
to give the combination. Mr. Sprague was
surprised at the manifest unbusiness-like
methods in which the books bad been kept,
and as he pursued his investigations dis
covered a shortage of $1,000.
Miller, when confronted with the fact,
confessed, and gave his note, with his father
as security. By the time Miller was able to
resume his- duties as cashier, affairs took a
decidedly unpleasant turn. He confessed
to his sureties that he was a defaulter, and
deeded his property and $10,000 etock in the
bank to Stanberry to cover any amount that
be, as surety, might have to put up.
A missing man. '
Soon after he went away. No one knows
exactly when he went, but some of the stock
holders say he is now located at Eugene
City, Ore., while others say he is in British
Columbia. Tbe bondsmen made good the
defalcation to the amonnt of $20,000. . A.
close examination of the books resulted in
showing that the amount taken is at least
For weeks at a time, it is alleged. Miller
pocketed the discounts, never making a
record of them. The remaining $12,000 was
made good by the stockholders. Some of
the latter claim that the total loss to the
bank Irom this source will swell the total to
$50,000. It is not thought that Miller took
a large amounts! his stealings with him, as
he lived extravagantly and his salary was
only $1,000 per annum. A large part ot it
is supposed to have been lost in speculation
'A SENSATIONAL SUIT.
A Strong; Claim Presented Against Yoang
town and Mahoning County A Salt
for the Land on Which the
Court Honse Is Built
Tho Baals of the
rSFXCIAI. TIL tO RAM TO THE DI3TATCH.I
Youngstown, July 7. The papers were
prepared here to-day and will be filed in the
United States Circuit Court at Cleveland
to-morrow by the counsel of Charles C.
Young against the Board of Commissioners
of this county, and the city of Youngstown,
in which the plaintiff claims possession of
the site upon which the Court House here
is located, and also a valuable lot owned by
tbe city. Mr. Young resides at.Watertown,
N. Y., is a grandson of John Young, after
whom the city was named, and bas been
here for the past three months preparing
John Young located here in 1802, and
purchasing a large tract of land on which
the present city is located, surveyed and
plotted it Later he set apart two large
lots for cemetery purposes. It is claimed
by the plaintiff that John Young gave
Youngstown the title to the two lots condi- .
tional that they should be used for cemetery
purposes, and when this use ceased they
were to revert to his heirs. In 1869, by an
ordinance of Council, the property was
vacated as a cemetery, and the bodies ex
humed and bufied elsewhere.
Later one of the lots was utilized for the
location of the Court House, and transferred
by the city to the County Commissioners.
The other lot is unoccupied- and still held
by the city. The plaintiff asks judgment
of ouster against the commissioners and the
qitr, and tor $100,000 damages, which he
claims by having been deprived of the use
ot it, and the rents and profits.
A piRX SAD ACCIDENT.
Two "Young; People Drowned In Sight
. Thousands of Spectators-
Minneapolis, July 7. A peculiarly
sad accident occurred at Lake -Harriet, a
few miles' (ronf this city, about 5 o'clock
this afternoon. Charles Ide, Assistant
Superintendent ot the Minneapolis Gas
light Company, and Miss Langdon se
cured a boat and started for a ride. When
but a few rods from shore, and while at
tempting to pass each other to change posi
tions, the boat was overturned, the couple
being precipitated into the water, and be
fore assistance could be rendered both were
drowned in plain sight of the thousands of
spectators on shore.
Tbe body of Miss Langdon was recovered,
atG o'clock, but Ide's body has not yet
been found. The young couple were lovers
and were to hare been married shortly.
Could Not Pas. the Examination.
Washington, July 7. Harry Dixea.
the young Mississippian recently appointed
to a West Point cadetship by the President,
upon tho statement of the boy's grand
mother that her huiband and son (the boy's
father) had both been assassinated beeaase
of nplltics, failed to pass the physical ex
amination required cf cadets.