Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, July 10, 1889, Image 1

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Sullivan Expresses Great Sym
pathy for Kilrain, and
Hopes He Isn't Hurt.
He Declares He'll Challenge John L.
for Another Go for $40,000.
XUIrnln Leaves for tbe North by Wny of
Texas Salllvan lo Go Home by sea In
Order to Keep Sober The Costly licit to
be Given n a Prlzn for a Bowery Boot
blacks Sparring Contest AKew Reason
Given for Kllrnla's Sickly Appearance
In the Ring Sarcasm Hung Wholesale
at tho Two Governors Who Didn't Pre
vent tbe Mill.
Although the championship of the pugil
istic world was very decidedly settled in fa
vor of John L. Sullivan, of Boston, in a 21
foot ring in Mississippi Monday afternoon,
there is considerable left to talk about. Sulli
van leaves New Orleans to-day by steamer,
to avoid arrest, and probably temptation to
dissipate, also. Kilrain has left for Balti
more, feeling as if he had been badly
trained and anxious to meet Sullivan some
time when he feels better. The Fox belt
Sullivan intends to offer as a prize for a
Bowery bootblacks' sparring contest.
New Obieans, July 9. New Orleans
Las quieted down from its prize-fight ex
citement, but the affair is still being talked
over, and many incidents not previously
mentioned are coming out. Most of the
sporting men here have left, and the visit
ing journalists took their departure this
evening. All the best authorities agree that
it was a grand fight, and that it was a pitty
that Kilrain was not in better condition.
He was not in good shape in many respects,
but even in the best shape would not have
been a match for Sullivan.
The champion leaves to-morrow by the
steamer Hudson for New York. He has been
compelled to abandon the public reception
tendered him here by some of his friends
and admirers, for
TI-9 bituntlon Is a Little Crltlcnl
lis to an arrest, as Governor Lowry, of
Mississippi, who is furious over the way in
which his troops were tricked yesterday,
swears thai he will arrest thc'jugilists and
their seconds.
A voyage by sea will prevent any arrest oi
Sullivan on the way home, and his friends
think further that a sea trip will do him
good and prevent any chance of dissipation.
So many persons are greeting Sullivan now
that it requires great strength of mind to re
sist the many invitations pouring in on him.
The champion has got rid of the marks of
the fight. Both his hands and his cheek
are slightly swollen and discolored, which
would not be the case but for the bad man
agement on the railroad yesterday. There
was no water on the train, and it was im
possible to bathe the wounds.
Sullivan's Parents Congratulate Him.
Congratulations have poured into Sulli
van from every portion of the United
States. Among those a telegram from his
father, Michael Sullivan, seemed to affect
him most. He telegraphed as follows:
Dear John I have waited all day at the
office for news of the fight. I knew you would
win. Yonr mother sends love and congratula
tions. Come straight home, and don't drink
until you get here. Michael Sullivan. 1
After what Sullivan has said about Fox's
dog collar, it was natural to suppose he
would not keep it. Now that the fight is
over, Sullivan said: "I feel sorry for Kil
rain, and while I am of course naturally
glad I won, I feel kindly toward Kilrain,
and I hope sincerely that he is not badly
punished and will be himself again in a few
days. Kilrain is a good man, and made a
plucky fight, and he gave me the only hard
thumping I ever got in the ring. I don't
care to fight any more. As to the belt we
fought for, I don't want that I've got rep
utation enough without taking anything
from Mr. Fox. I would not wear the belt,
and I wouldn't even put it on my bulldog."
The Happiest Man In New Orleans.
Charley Johnson is the happiest man in
town. He said that it was a good fight, and
he, of course, was satisfied. He said Sulli
van's hand was not grievously injured. He
hurt the knuckles in striking Kilrain, and
they were swollen some, but would be back
to their normal condition in a few days.
Sullivan offered Johnson the belt, but he
declined it, and it is understood that Sulli
van will offer it as a prize for a sparring
contest between Bowery bootblacks. Tbe
colors worn by Sullivan in this fight, which
are the same as be wore in his maiden fight
and in his battle with Byan, will go to
Leonard Tracy.
The impression is very strong here that
Mitchell did not care to have Kilrain win,
and even Kilrain is disposed to complain of
the Englishman. He said to-day, in the
presence of Stevenson and half a dozen
others, that Mitchell had not put a towel on
him in ten days, and that he had
Nothing- Ont Water to Drink
for 40 hours before the fight Mitchell's
neglect of him on the train has been the
Eubject of general comment Mitchell rode
with Kilrain from Bichburg to New
Orleans, and never went near him during
the entire trip, nor displayed the slightest
interest in his condition.
So general have been the unfavorable
comments that Mitchell has felt called on
to deny the statement that he did not want
Kilrain to live. He said! "These reports
are all lies. Kilrain was carefully trained,
and before the fight I would have staked
my life on him, so confident was I that he
would win. The battle was fairly fought
and Jake was not a match for Sullivan. He
was beaten on his merits." He called at
tention to the fact that he and his father-in-law
had put up their money on Kilrain.
"X never r-ally meant to fight again,"
said Mitchell, "and Jt was my idea that
Jake would be chacmion, and that I would
fettle down, Now, hoHeyer, that Sullivan
has won, I have another challenge for him
Somethlnc Interesting; to Came.
Mike Donovan would not say much, but
he intimates that some interesting points
would come out in a few days. He said
Kilrain would be all right in two or three
days. Donovan did not seem satisfied with
the referee.
Denny Butler said Kilrain had not been
trained properly, and was in no condition
to fight Sullivan yesterday. He was
handled poorly, and was far from his best
Kilrain is not satisfied with the fight, and
believes that he was not fit He says he
wants another go at Sullivan, and will issue
another challenge to ficht him for $20,000 a
side in a month. He finds no fault with
his treatment in New Orleans, and wants
to fight down this way again.
Mitchell has an offer of $300 from a Yicks
burg gentleman to appear in that city one
day. Governor Lowry, of Mississippi, is
furious over the fight, and threatens to ar
rest all the persons implicated in it Colonel
Merrill, of the State militia, who was in
command at Nicholson, where the pugilists
crossed the State line, throws
The Whole Responsibility and Blame
on Sheriff Cazeneuve, of Hancock county,
who refused to interfere and arrest the pugi
lists, and without his order the troops could
do nothing. The Governor thought he had
the men bottled up. At Meriden, the
northern end or the line, the Sheriff of
Lauderdale county had summoned a large
posse and had tbe railroad track obstructed.
If the same thing had been done at Nichol
son, on the southern end of the line, it would
have been impossible for the pugilists to
have got out of Mississippi by railroad.
Sheriff Cazeneuve, however, left the door
open for them.
They have escaped, but Governor Lowry
has issued a fourth proclamation, in which
he announces that he will make out a requi
sition for them in any State in which he
nears they are. Sullivan leaves to-morrow
morning, to avoid any requisition here, and
both men will receive the timely warning
of any legal movements against them.
A Great Deal of Indignation
has bubbled out to-day over the shabby
treatment by the railroad company of the
passengers on the excursion train, and both
Sullivan and Mnldoon, who were on it,
complained loudly. It was eight hours
making the trip from Bichburg to New
Orleans, not reaching the city until 9:30
o'clock. There was not a drop of water to
be had, and the swelling on Sullivan's face
is due to the fact that Mnldoon could not
bathe it There was no way of getting a
morsel of food; the train was nnlighted, and
had 2,503 people aboard, whereas there were
accommodations for only 1,200. The result
was the greatest possible discomfort, and
growling was universal.
The train was side-tracked near Purvis
for several hours. While there, an engine
came darting down on it, and the hundred
or so tramps who were on top stealing a ride
became alarmed, and, crying "collision,"
jumped down from the roofs of the cars.
This created a decided panic. People
jumped from doors and windows, and even
the great John L. himself was half way
out of a side window before it was discov
ered that it was a false alarm. A number
of people were bruised, but no one hurt by
the panic. -
Bad Renand Talks About the Management
of tbe mill Complimented oa Every
Side for Ills Shrewdness
Sullivan Celebrating;.
New Obleans, July 9. Your reporter
this evening interviewed Bud Benaud, who
managed the fight so admirably.
As to the financial result, he said,
that after paying all expenses
there were $8,000 to divide between the
principals. This money was paid up, and
all the accounts settled to-day, $4,000 being
paid to Johnson, Sullivan's backer, and
$4,000 to Stevcuson, representing the Kil
rain side.
Mr. Benaud said that he had been com
plimented by nearly every person at the
ring, all of whom said that it was the best
managed prize fight they had ever seen.
He makes a statement in effect as follows:
First of all, perfect order was preserved.
There was not tbe least difficulty going ont to
disturbance of any kind. The grounds and
me ring or at me ring sine, not a quarrel or
trains were perfectly policed, and any hood
lums or tougns wno were present were over
awed and kept in order.
Everyone Could See the Fight.
Again, it was a prize fight at which everyone
who was present conld see tbe ring and see
every blow struck and received. At most other
fights, where the crowd are all standing In a line.
It Is difficult for all of them to see the battlcbnt
on this occasion, where they had rows of
benches rising one above tbe other, everyone
could see. Mitchell, when he entered the ring,
said it was the finest he had ever entered, at
home or abroad.
Mr. Renand had intended to erect a hand
some amphitheater, but the secrecy required
lor the fight prevented him from doing so, and
he had to be content with tbe rows, of benches
rising one above the other. He takes
the position that New Orleans ought
to be pleased with the fight as it has been of
great advantage to tbe city. It brought a large
number of people here, more than ever
were seen at tms time of tbe year, and
the hotels boasted of more patrons than
during tbe heretofore winter season, and
they ucro generally visitors of an excellent
class, who spent their money liberally. The
tight had given New Orleans some life during
the dull summer season and dropped a great
deal of money here.
Couldn't Have Been Prevented.
As for interference, that had been fully pro
vided against. Even If the Mississipi troops
had come upon the scene, Renand would have
been prepared to resist them, and the fight
would have come off. Mr. Renand
thought it best to have no telegraphic
communications with tbe grounds, both
on account of possible interference
and because the wires wonld not have
been able to take all tbe bnsiness given them.
By tbe absence of telegraphic communication
at the grounds, and the fact that the corre
spondents had to go to New Orleans and
went together, placed all the papers on
terms of perfect eqnality. Hefeltproud of tbe
fight, and bad been told by hundreds that It
was the grandest ever fonght in this country.
Bud Benaud and John Fitzpatrick raised
$510 on the train coming from the ring yes
terday, as a gift to Mrs, Kilrain.
Sullivan is in perfect condition to-night
He spent a portion of the evening at the
Young Men's Gymnastic Club, and after
ward went ont to the lake. He has been
the recipient of many congratulations,
and has been celebrating his victory
to-day in a somewhat too enthusiastic
manner. His friends want to get him home
again without the frequent interruptions,
welcomes and receptions he is likely to
meet with should he go by rail. It was for
this reason that they applied for a room on
the steamer Hudson, but it was too late, as
every room was taken.
She Cannot Understand Where Her Jake
Did Any Fighting;.
BAlrraoEE. July 9. Mrs. Kilrain said
I cannot understand by tbe accounts of the
fight by rounds where 7oun(as she calls her bus
band) did any fighting at all. It was simply
running away and falling down nearly all the
John was not himself, be was a dummy
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A Flood Sweeps the Empire State Name
sake of Cambria County's Devastated
City Dams and a Bridge With
People Washed Away.
rsracuL telegram" to thb dibfatcb.i
Teot, N. Y., July 9. There are reports
here that three big dams were washed away
near Johnstown, and that crowds of people
got on a bridge to watch the flood and it was
carried away and several people were
Johnstown, N. Y., is situated in Fulton
county, on the Cayadutta creek, a tributary
of the Mohawk river. It is a thriving town
of 6,000 to 7,000 people, its principal
industry being the manufacture of kid and
buck gloves and mittens, though Glovers
ville, four miles to the northward, usurped
supremacy in that line some years since,
and has now double or treble as many glove
factories as Johnstown.
Excepting the localities of the State's
chief interior cities Bochester, Syra
cuse, TTtica and Albany the com
munity of which Johnstown
is the center is one of the most thriving and
populous in the Empire State, outside of
New York and Buffalo. Indeed,
the towns of Amsterdam, Johns
town, Gloversville, Forda and Kingsboro
are not only full of life and thrift, but so
close one to the other that they must all
unite some day to form a great city.
The dams at the glove factories and tan
neries were quite formidable bodies of
water, with a very narrow but deep gorge
below them. The old reservoir of Johns
town, fed by the Cayadutta creek, was
a rather insignificant affair, and, although
not far from the heart of the town,
could only have been made danger
ous by a very feat rising of its
tributary stream. This, from the above
advices, has evidently taken place, though
just how serious its results may have been
can only be conjectured.
A telephone from Johnstown says: The
town is in total darkness and nine
bridges were washed away. The elec
tric light plant has been washed
away; also three skin mills at Mayersville.
One body has been recovered. The water is
three feet deep in the town of Fonda.
A New York dispatch says: "Efforts to
communicate with any point within the
localities of Johnstown, N. Y., and
Amsterdam, where rumors wonld lead
to the impression that there has
been a disaster of no small proportions, are
unavailing on account ot the fact that the
telegraph wires throughout the section have
been destroyed. Some reports have
reached here that a cyclone caused the
disaster, while a more serious charac
ter is given to the story by indefi
nite, and as yet, unconfirmed rumors that
there has been considerable loss of life.
At 12 o'clock to-night rain is falling in
torrents in Johnstown, and the flood
is assuming a terrible aspect
Mills and sheds are baing carried
rapidly away. It is beginning to rain here
(Troy), and looks to be a heavy storm.
The west-bound limited and two other
express trains which left here about 8 o'clock
in the afternoon came back here between 7
and 8 o'clock and were sent "West over
the "West Shore road. Some of the trains
hurrying to make up lost time narrowly
escaped the cloudburst, but all
did escape. Four hundred miles of track
are washed out at Aiken, and there are no
trains west of Amsterdam.
Communication Cot OfG
Teot, N. Y., July 102 a. jr. The
long-distance telephone wires went down.
Nothing more to-night
A late special from Schenectady tells of
the washing away of three bridges at Johns
town. The rumors of loss of lite, the corre
spondent says, are without foundation.
The nammcrsly Will Is Sustained and His
Wife's Income Is All His.
(srzciAL telegram to the dispatch. 1
New Yobk, July 9. The general term
of the Supreme Court to-day handed down
a decision in the case of Henry Mason
against George G. "Williams, which was an
appeal from a decree of the Surrogate's Court
admitting to probate the will of the late
Louis C. Hammersly. By the will the tes
tator gave the income of his property to his
wife (now the Duchess of Marlborough) for
life, and at her death to his own issue, if
any, and in default of such issue to the issue
of his cousin, J. Hooker Hammersly, and
in detault to such charitable institutions as
his wife by her will might designate. iThe
probate was contested on the grounds that
the will differed from a holographic will
written by tbe testator some time previous
ly, but which he was prevented from exe
cuting; that Louis C. Hammersly was of
weak mind, and that he was unduly in
fluenced by his wife. The Judges who
heard the appeal were Van Brunt, Brady
and Macomber. The opinion was by Judge
Van Brunt It says:
The evidence shows that the testator was
not of weak mind, but that he was a man of
stubborn will. Tho due execution of the
will was proven. The objection that the
will was different from the holographic will
was not sustained by the evidence. No un
due influence on the part of the wife was
established. The wife has the right to con
sult and advise with her husband in such
cases. To overthrow the decision of the
Surrogate there must be grave doubts as to
whether it was the will of the testator.
There is nothing on which to base a claim
that it was not. It is sufficient to sum up
the whole matter, to say that there was no
evidence of undue influence on the part of
Mrs. Hammersley, and tha necessary con
clusion is that the will was duly executed,
the testator having full knowledge of its
The decree of the Surrogate is affirmed
with costs. Judge Macomber gave a dis
senting opinion on some points ot evidence.
France Is Evidently Going to Have Some
thing ot a Navy.
PABIS, July 9. In the Chamber ef
Deputies to-da7 Admiral Krantz, Minister
of Marine, declared that there was need of
several new war ships, the cost, of which
would be about 58,000,000 francs. M.
Sallis urged that the Government demand
a supplementary vote for this purpose.
Premier Tirard replied that the Govern
ment was bound to consider the financial
side of the question.
They sought to raise the necessary funds
without recourse to an extra budget, but
failing in this, they would not hesitate to
appeal to the patriotism of the Chamber for
the required amount.
To be In Attendance at the Meeting of the
Society of Christian Endeavor.
Philadelphia, July 9. The eighth
national convention of the Christian En
deavor Society began in the First Begiment
Armory Hall to-day. Nearly 5,000 dele
gates are here, and more are expected to
morrow. The convention was formally
opened at 4 p. SI., when Bev. F. M. Clark,
of Boston, was elected President
It is expected that when all arrive nearly
0,000 delegates from every State and Terri
tory, representing' a membership '0t over
iw,wu4,wiu db in. auenaauoji
To Do a Great Deal of Good
Judicious Use of Money
by a
State Belief Commission Meets
Cresson. and Decides That
From th Fund Ihit Ess Been Swelled t Millions In.
Beren Weeks.
After almost seven weeks of continual
collections of money from all parts of the
world for the sufferers by the Johnstown
flood, a portion ot the fund is to be dis
tributed among the needy. The State Conr
mission appointed by Governor Beaver met
at Cresson yesterday, and decided to appro
priate $500,000 for the Conemaugh Valley
sufferers for immediate distribution accord
ing to their needs. Williamsport people
get $50,000, and other Eastern sufferers $50,
Cbesson Spbinos, July 9. Governor
Beaver and the members of his State Be
lief Commission, who, it was popularly
supposed, were organized into a public
spirited body for the purpose of distributing
relief to the homeless people in the flooded
Conemaugh Valley, arrived at this place
to-day, where they held another star cham
ber conference in the forenoon, and alter
dinner immediately retired to hold another
executive session.
"Why these meetings are secret probably
no one but the Governor himself knows.
The people of Johnstown, some of whom
have grown tired of the red tape surround
ing the disposition ot the money intended
for their wants, have asked this qnestioD a
number of times, but nobody has answered
it The work of Jhe Conemaugh is supposed
to be open to the public, in order to let the
people know what is being done with their
The newspaper correspondents, when
asked to be admitted, were met with a firm
refusal. The commission sat in session all
day and part of the evening.
At the conclusion of the conference, a re
port was furnished by the secretary of the
body. It was in substance that the commis
sion had appropriated $500,000 for the
sufferers in Johnstown. The amount is to
be distributed bv check, according to tbe
plan recommended by the Board ot Inquiry,
and approved by Judge Cummin. The lat
ter will have charge of the fund, and will
order its distribution.
Bepresentatives of the Chicago Belief
Commission were present and stated that
they would be perfectly satisfied with thn
arrangements. A check for $25,000 was de
posited with the Pittsburg committee, and
the balance they said will be turned over in
a few days.
Judge Cummin submitted a form of blank
which he had prepared for the distribution
of the money, and the board adopted it, and
will mail a copy to each applicant for relief
and each applicant will be
and askei to fill out the blank and this will
be a statement of his business, his employ
ment, wages earned, whether or not he owns
any real estate, to what extent he has suf
fered loss, whether he contracted any debts,
what his family consists of, how many were
lost in the flood, what aid he has received
since the flood, etc.
When the blanks have been filled they
must be returned in person to Judge Cum
min, who will go from place to place dis
tributing money according to the plan
adopted to-day.
Those applying for relief will be divided
into six classes. The first class will com-
Erise the most needy, generally women who
ave lost their support and are left with a
large family and no property. A few men
who cannot earn a living on account of a
physical disability will also be assigned to
this class.
The second class will embrace those who
lost some of their family and saved a little
of their property. Class three is the class
to which the committee assigned the next
most needy, those families who had recov
ered bomething from the flood, but to whom
a small amount of money will be
Class 4 will take in small families in
which one will be able to work and either
had no property saved' from the flood or
very little. In some cases the families
owned a lot which has no present value, but
upon which they could possibly borrow a
little money to help them erect a building,
and soon be in shape to be self-supporting.
In Class 5 will be assigned the parties re
quiring assistance immediately, but in
smaller amounts, generally in a case where
a man was employed and had lost heavily,
having a smaller family to depend upon him
than in the other classes, and to whom a
small amount of money would result in great
present good in providing tbe family with
some of the necessaries of life. In Class 6
will be assigned all other cases, no matter
how heavy their losses were, but who were
not considered objectsot immediate chauty.
This class contains a great many who should
be considered and assisted after tbe first five
classes have been provided for. These are
considered the wealthy people, and it is not
at all likely that they will get any of the
The $500,000 will be distributed on account,
pro rata, according to the following plan:
Two hundred and five cases in class 1, at
$1,000, $205,000; 737 cases in class 2, at $600,
$142,200; 372 cases in class 3, at $400, $148,
800; 1,163 cases in class 4, at $300, $350,400;
1,698 cases in class 5, at $200, $339,600.
The total number of applications in the
five classes will aggregate $1,186,000. After
the first payment on account has been made
the commission will meet again and au
thorize tbe distribution of more money.
The money will be payable by check on a
Pittsburg bank, through one of the local
banking houses here.
After the meeting Chairman McMillin,
of the Finance Committee, said:
We are now perfectly satisfied with the work
of the commission, and the people of our
stricken valley will now know that something
is being done for them. Tbe distribution of the
$500,000 will infuse new life into them, and there
will be a decided change in their condition.
The distribution of the $150,000 by tbe local
committee raised them out of the sea of de
spondency and
in their condition. No doubt seven-tenths of
the money they get will be put Into new houses.
The committee will continue distributing the
temporary bouses that are now in course of
erection. A great many, of course, will not be
provided with housed like those they wonld like
to get and as soon as they receive the money
they will begin to build. They will then be
laced upon their feet, and the town win soon
e again what it was.
Mr. McMillin was really instrumental In
having the plan adopted. Several of the
members of the commission did not want to
distribute the money. They advocated
building houses for the people and supply
ing them with furniture, etc. They stated
that if the people were given money some of
them would move away and the money
would do the town no good. The members
of the local committee scouted this idea.'
and after .considerable wrangling carried
i their point t '
n A committee oleitizwu fromr"WilliBa..
port was also at 'the meeting. They pre
sented an appeal for funds, stating that the
actual damage done by toe noons in tneir
vicinity was underestimated, and
had never been told. They presented new
facts showing a great increase in the reports
of the damage tfiere. After more talk on
these statistics the commission decided to
appropriate $100,000 for the people east of
me mountains, if my thousand dollars will
be assigned to 'Williamsport, partly on ac
count of the large country district sur
rounding the town. The other $50,000 will
be used in other localities.
Qnartertermastcr Hill, who bashad charge
of all vouchers and accounts expended,
made his report of contracted debts' and dis
bursements. The report shows that the
total amount of money expended for the
relief ot the sufferers was "$74,173 84. The
disbursements for the work of reopening
the Conemaugh river and highways through
the town was $172,209 33. This makes a
grand total of $246,443 17. This does not
include what has been expended outside the
town by different relief committees.
The $74,173 84 expended for the relief of
the sufferers was taken from the contribu
tions now in the hands of Governor Beaver.
The $172,269 33,for the reopening of the Con
emaugh and streets, was taken from the
fund raised by the Governor to prosecute
that work.
The disbursements for relief were divided
as follows:
Commissary Department S 23,397 93
Bnreau of Information 637 88
Adjutant General's office 262 00
Medical Department 1,033 67
Department of Public Safety 8,168 80
Quartermaster's Department 36,133 21
Department of Valuables 537 30
The money expended for work was di
vided as follows:
Quartermaster's Department 155.525 33
Adjutant General's office 2,518 02
Accounting Department 1.219 65
Department of Public Safety 178 50
State Board of Health 7,220 70
Medical Department 5,607 IS
The following bills are yet dne on account
of work:
Thomas Carlin & Sons, hoisting engines,
approved, $1,893 50; Jos. H. Jones, generai
foreman, $150; James McKnight, contractor,
$7,820 56; W. K. Gillespie, subsistence of
Fourteenth Begiment, $232 14; Swank,
Holden & Co., padlocks, 65 cents; E. E.
Eldridge, laborer, $41 85. Total, $10,137 70.
The latter amount will be added to the $74,
173 84, and includes every cent paid for
work up to and including yesterday.
Thomas Carlin & Sons' bill is for $4,087 83,
and will be contested.
The amounts paid to each contractor for
State work since June 12 are as follows:
B, O'Donnell f 1.47564
McLaln tCo 84,637 10
Patrick Ridge 9.368 47
Cobnrn 4 Co 25,745 43
James McKnlght 41.91149
Charles Snppes, for cleaning cellars... 2,067 23
J.H.Benford 243 10
As It Is Understood and May be Copied In
the State of Rhode Island An Im
aginary Jary or 12 Citizens to
Act Upon Applications.
Peovidence, July 9. The voters of the
smallest State in the Union are so anxious
to be freed from the effects of the "dry"
season which they have suffered the past
three years that their legislative representa
tives met to-day, pursuant to a proclama
tion by Governor Ladd, for tbe purpose of
framing a liquor license law to take the
place of constitutional prohibition, repealed
at the special election held June 20,
There was a very full attendance ot both
branches, and a disposition was manifested
to push the bill through with all possible
expedition. Before the Legislature was
convened a bill was framed to be offered as
a starter to get tbe sense of the members,
which included many features of a desirable
character, especially those requiring that
no liquor dealer should go on the bond of
an illicit seller when arrested, and that to
sell to another who had no licence vitiated
the license ot the wholesaler.
The best features of the Brooks, of Penn
sylvania, will be urged, but not the feature
which provides for a jury of 12 residents of
a ward to act upon and favor an applicant's
petition. A joint committee was appointed
which will consider the bills offered for a
liquor law, and report the same at to
morrow's session.
Montana Is Already Preparing; Some Re
striction In This Line.
Helena, Mont., July 9. The conven
tion assembled at 10 o'clock to-day. The
following resolution was offered by Hersh
field as a preamble to the Constitution:
We, the people of Montana, grateful to
Almighty God for onr own freedom, in order
to seenro its blessings and a more independent
and perfect government, establish justice, in
sure tranquility, provide for tbe common de
fense, promote tbe general welfare and seenro
tbe blessings of liberty to onrselves, and our
posterity, do order, ordain and establish this
Constitution for tbe State of Montana.
Delegate Joy offered the following:
We, the people of the State of Montana,
grateful to Almighty God for affording us an
opportunity so to do, hereby ordain ana estab
lish this constitution.
Both were referred to the Committee on
Preamble. Motion for appointment of an
additional Committee ou Irrigation, was
referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
Member Goddar, from Yellowstone, offered
a resolution in relation to county officers
that they may hold office and draw salary
until the end of tbe term for which they
were elected, and that their bond be in lull
force for the same period. Properly re
ferred. This is an important question, as
the terms of the present officers do not ex
pire until 1890. A resolution was intro
duced by Watson in regard to trusts and
combinations that may raise or control the
prices of necessaries of life, that laws be
enacted that may keep these trusts or com
binations nnder State control.
It Is Fosstble That More Than Four Will be
Dispensed With.
TJniontown, July 9. C. C. Kaufman
and Thomas G. Sample, of Pittsburg; A. C.
Boenoehl, of Lancaster; John Gricr, of
Butler, and Senator Gobin, of Lebanon, ar
rived here at noon to-day, and proceed to
Jumonville to inspect tho school buildings
and conveniences there under their duties as
members of the Inspection Committee of
Soldiers Orphans' Schools. "While here
Senator Gobin said that the school at Butler
was, of all so far examined, the best fitted in
all respects to meet the requirements of
such schools, although all the buildings ex
amined would require more or less altera
tions. Ha estimated that it might be possible
that even more than four may be wiped out,
'but gave no indications what ones they
proposed to dispense with.
Andrews Among the Faithful.
Meadville, Pa., July 9. The Be
publican County Committee met in this
city to-day pursuant to call, and fixed
Thursday, August 1, for primaries to choose
delegates to the State Convention. State
Chairman Andrews was present, and was
called upon to preside. He arrived in the
elty last evening, and during his stay his
rooms were crowded with the political lead
ers oi urawiorn, wnose greetings were oi
tho Most cordial characters', -
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A Doctor Who Wooed it With Mor
phine and Cocaine, and Then
He Leaves a Complete Journal of His Pro
longed Suicide,
Of the Various
Sensations Caused
Powerful Drnxs.
by Taking the
The suicide of Dr. Joseph N. "Waters, of
New York, is most remarkable. Discouraged
by financial failure, he deliberately took
his life. For 40 hours he experimented
with various means for accomplishing this
end, finally using a revolver. He left a
journal describing his progress through the
dark valley from a medical point of view.
New Yobk, July 9. Dr. Joseph' W.
Waters, the physician who shot and killed
himself in his attic room in Mrs. Catharine
Beeker's lodging house, 30 College place,
left two letters addressed to Dr. G. W.
Wells, Medical examiner of the Mutual
Life Insurance Company. One of them is
a sort of journal of his suicide, beginning
with an attempt to kill himself by taking
morphine and cocaine. It was only when
both these failed that he resorted to the re
volver. He says of his reason for trying the
"The revolver would be perhaps the best,
but I have a strong prejudice against using
it Besides, it wonld alarm the house. I
want to make my exit quietly, if possible."
He took the morphine first, he says, wish
ing to study out for the benefit of the medi
cal profession all the symptoms attending
his death. He was inclined to think that
cocaine would act too quickly for his pur
pose. He took his first dose of morphine at
10 o'clock at night He says:
"As near as I can estimate I took 58
grains ot morphine between 10 and 12
o'clock. It required nearly that number of
injections, as my syringe only holds half a
drachm. The actual number of injections
was 54. I drank 3 drachms of the solu
tion, indicating that the quantity was rather
larger than estimated.
''At 2 A. M. I feel the morphine strongly.
No soporific effect is yet manifest My skin
has been covered with an itcninc prickly
rash, very fugitive in character, disappear
ing quickly, or passing from one place to
appear elsewhere, extending, shifting,
blending and disappearing, so that I could
not follow its changes. My hand shakes so
that I can scarcely write. This is copied at
8:30 o'clock on Saturday night, my former
scrawl being illegible to any one else."
He went on giving his physical condition,
his feelings, and his thoughts for 24 hours.
His thoughts wondered from one method of
killing himself to the other. At one time he
was inclined to think that the injections of
morphine would do the business for him.
At another he inclined toward cocaine, and
wrote this:
"Some time ago I read of a victim of the
cocaine habit, who took an overdose and
died after a protracted and horrible agony.
I must try it, however, before lean use the
At 4:20 A. M. Saturday Dr. Waters wrote:
a tedious task.
"I presume no one ever had so tedious an
exit I am at a loss to understand it Of
course I knew that I could take a large dose
of morphine without danger."
At 9 r. si., just 23 hours after taking the
first of the morphine, he took five drops of
cocaine. Half an hour afterward he wrote
that it had an "agonizing effect" Toward
midnight it dawned upon him that he could
not die by cocaine either. He wrote this
"It seems that misfortune and failure at
tend mv efforts even in ending my exist
ence. How, if the cocaine tails, why may
not the revolver, also? The cartridges are
ten years old. Yet they have always been
well wrapped in the original box, and may
be good yet The revolver never has been
fired. I havo only eight hours in which to
effect my purpose before I shall be dis
turbed. Wonder if any amount of mor
phine conld kill me?"
At 8 o'clock in the morning he was not
dead. He was very thirsty, as a result of
violent perspiration.
"What would I not give for a soul-throbbing
glass of brandy or champagne?' he
wrote. He added this. "lam a tough one,
it seems. I wonder if a bullet through the
heart or one through the brain would really
kill me? I must try it, for I cannot endure
the suffering I have at present It is now
8:50 A. M. I am no nearer death than I
was at 8 o'clock."
"It is now 9 o'clock. I will not fool with
death any longer. I will try the revolver.
I shall aim for the heart just below the fifth
rib. One thing I forgot A symptom not
mentioned heretofore was my inability to
judge of distances. Everything appears
nearer to me than it actually is. In taking
up anything was it taking up the pistol
that reminded him of it? I reach beyond it.
This is modified bythe quantity of morphine
I take."
At 8:50 A. M. Dr. Waters wrote that he
was ready to fire the revolver, but it would
not work, owing to his nervousness. He
"Will use it surely at 10 o'clock. I have
not eaten anything for 48 hours. My ner
vous system is in a complete state of col
lapse." Mrs. Beker found him dead ct 6 P. M.
One shot had been fired into his breast from
the revolver. In the letter addressed to
James M. Tully, 247 Broadway, Dr. Waters
wrote that he had no farther reason for liv
ing, and, in fact, had not the means to keep
body and soul together. He desired that
his body be buried in Pottersfield. He
asked th'at the reporters be not permitted to
see this letter. Dr. Waters had lost all his
money, and found himself unable to begin
life over again at 65.
He Will Have to Put on a Little More for
Customs Duties.
New Yobk, July 9. The Board of Ap
praisers met to-day at the appraisers' stores.
Marvelle W. Cooper, of New York, was
Chairman. The other appraisers present
were George C. Jotlin, Boston; J. G. Leech,
Philadelphia; Thaddeus S. Sharretts, Balti
more; J. S. Haynes, Chicago; James F.
Griffen, New Orleans, and J. M. Poe, of
Cleveland. The object of the gathering was
to arrange, if posible,a uniform schedule of
charges which should apply t) every port in
the Union. There were as well severalques
tions which the Secretary of the Treasury
desired the board to answer in cases where
an appeal had been made to him.
In one case before the board, a wicker
work basket, one of many imported by Post
master General Wanamaker, was appraised
by the Philadelphia official under tbe head
of boxes, and assessed at 35 per cent ad
valorem. Mr. Wanamaker appealed, de
claring it was a basket, and, therefore, only
dutiable at 30 per cent The board held
with the Philadelphia appraiser, and Mr.
Wanamaker will have to pay the high ratex
xne worK ot tbe board will tatcc at least two
weeks, and many vexed questions will prob-
ablj W settled
The Military Men Lenve Johnstown to Look
Oat for Herself The Adjutant Gen
eral Holds a Levee at the Depot
Farewell Notes.
Johnstown, July 9. The officers about
Johnstown headquarters were up early this
morning. They began packing their grips
and trunks, and before breakfast all hands
were ready to start for home. General
Wiley and Major Greenland, who have
been in charge of the Department of Publio
Safety, and have rendered excellent services,
went home on an early train. General
Hastings and a number of the other officers
started to take the day express to Cresson.
At the station General" Hastings held a sort
Those who accompanied General Hastings
to Cresson were Quartermaster-General Hill,
Assistant Commissary General Spangler,
Colonel B. Prank Eshelman, Colonel
Paxson, Major Horn, Major Heidekoper,
Major Evans, Colonel Gray and Major
James Hastings. The members of the local
Pinance Committee also went down to
Cresson to meet the commission.
The men and women crowded about him
to shake his hand and bid him good-by, and
one man presented him with with a small
bouquet, in which was a card saying: "To
General Hastings, for kind words, from the
workingmen on Prospect Hill," and this
man presented the General with a floral
wreath. Not a few of the men and women
wiped tears from their eyes as they shook
the General's hand and told him they were
sorry he was going to leave.
At Least He Says Ue Has Never Has Been
in the Common Every Day Fashion.
Habbisbubo, July 9. Senator Cameron
returned to this city this afternoon and re
paired to his beautiful home at Lochielsoon
after his arrival. The Senator had in
tended to remain in Scotland three months,
but the death of his father cut short his
stay a month. His return voyage
across the ocean was not tempestuous,
but the weather dnring a portion of it was
decidedly disagreeable. The Senator is in
excellent health, and seems to have profited
greatly by his trip. It is exceedingly diffi
cult to tempt Senator Cameron to talk on
political matters, and when his own in
terests are concerned in a discussion
he manifests a decided disinclination
to unbosom himself. The Dispatch cor
respondent this evening, while taking in the
magnificent view which unfolds itself in
front of the mansion at Lochiel, delicately
approached tbe subject of the alleged
retirement of the Senator as a candidate for
When told of the report that the Senator
had determined not to make a contest for
the office he has so long filled, he said the
papers mutt have something to talk about
and keep them occupied. He would not
commit himself, but remarked that the
election was away off. He had never been
a candidate for the Scnatorship In the sense
of some aspirants for office. He had not
worried himself about the position, and cer
tainly had lost no sleep on account of it.
This was all he could be induced to say on
the subject of the United States Senator
ship. As to the change tn appointments
made by the President, he thought there
had been very few since his departure for
Europe, but he mentioned the selection of
General Cooper as Collector of the Port of
Philadelphia with evident satisfaction. The
President, he said, seemed to be permitting
the incumbents to serve out their terms.
Senator Cameron will remain at Lochiel
during the summer. -
The Sonth Dakota Constitutional Conven
tion Slay Adopt the Australian System.
Sioux Palls, Dak., July 9. The Con
stitutional Convention of South Dakota
was in session to-day less than an hour.
President Edgerton announced the member
ship of 32 standing committees averaging
ten members each. The Committees on ap
portionment and submission of the Consti
tution number 25 each. The purpose is to
do the chief work of the convention in the
committees. The Submission Committee
will provide the details of the October
election, and is determined to erect every
possible safeguard about it; some even sug
gesting tbe adoption of the Australian bal
lot system. The Constitution of 1885 will
be read to-morrow and referred in detail to
appropriate committees.
A petition was received to-day from the
naturalized Bussian Mennonite residents
asking the insertion in the Constitution of a
provision exempting them from military
service.asthey left the old country to escape
such service. A memorial was presented
asking the President to suspend all cash
mineral entry on school lands, until the
State is prepared to contest the claims of
parties making the same.
The Case of the Amerlenn Journalist Who
Was Bounced from Guatemala.
New York, July 9. Mr. J. A. Hol
lander, the American publishing a news
paper in Guatemala, who was recently ex
pelled from that country on the indefinite
charge of being a "pernicious foreigner,"
went to Washington last night in the inter
est of his case, which is now in the hands of
Secretary Blaine. His tronbles arose, he
said, through reliable information that
United States Minister Henry C. Hall was
not worthily involved with certain officials
of the Guatemalan Government
The Guatemalan Government owed cer
tain Americans the sum of $150,000 for a
contract on a railroad. An issue of bonds
was decided upon for this payment, but the
bonds aggregated $SO,000 more than was re
quired, $20 000 of which, it is alleged, fell
to Mr. Hail for his share in the transaction.
After July 15 rig; Iron Will Go West SIoVo
Philadelphia, July 9. A prominent
officer of the Pennsylvania Bailroad Com
pany said to-day that on and after July 15
the rates on iron from the seaboard to the
West will be put on the same basis as now
charged from the West to the East At
present the rate to the West for less than a
carload is 30 cents per hundred weight, and
for a carload or more, 25 cents, while the
rate from tbe West to the East is 25 and 20
cents, respectively. These low rates apply
only to pig iron and articles covered by the
special iron traffic, which will expire on
August 31, 1889.
The Decision on the NorthRlTerSogur Com
pany Is Sustained.
New Yobk, July 9. A decision was ren
dered in the General Term of the Supreme
Court to-day, in the matter of the dissolution
of the North Biver Sugar Befining Company,
which came before the court on an appeal
from an order denying the application for a
stay of proceedings pending an appeal. The
court affirmed the order, the three Judges
The Judges declare the order placing the
concern in the bands of a receiver as lenient
as could be made under the circumstances.
A Nlne-Year-Old Horse Thief.
Habbisbubo, July 9. David Shanb,
aged 9 years, who during the past few
months has stolen four horses belonging to
farmers attead(ng the Harriiburg market,
was ordered to oe sent to" the House of
lEefuge, .
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Cruel Dou.der and Sui
cide C$&Ved on
Eichard Lewis Shoots His Love, Her
Sister and Himself
A Deed That Baffles Retributive Justice
and Shocks tho Community Screnms Be
tween the Shots Deadly Execution Fol
lowed by an Awfal Silence Romance
Behind the Black Trasedy The San
sulnary Scenes at the House Stories'
Told by tbe Horrified Zye-Wltnessea.
Eichard Lewis, a colored man old enough
to be cooler, shot and killed Mrs. Elmira
Mosby, Emeline Morgan, and finally him
self, at No. 5 Arthur street, yesterday alter
noon. He was madly in love; his jealousy
was stirred, and be removed all the obstacles.
The story of romance behind the tragedy,
and the narratives of the witnesses of the
cruel crime are all drawn out
The hand of the law drops nervelessly in
the face of such a tragedy as that of yester
day on Arthur street the colored quarter
of Pittsburg. The authorities are robbed
of their legitimate prey, for Bichard Lewis
was not content with his slaughter of two
innocent women, but his thirst for human
blood was not appeased until he had turned
the muzzle of his reeking revolver upon his
own templo and sped his soul unannounced
into the presence of his Maker. The Mosaic
and human law are baffled, and the Cor-
Interior View, Ajler Two Bodies Were Laid
oner the dreaded representative of law
could only come, see and go away just the
same as any bystander, although the for
mality of an inquest will be gone through
with this morning.
The elements of human passions in the
triple tragedy are seemingjy distorted.
Given a man of mature age who has
weathered once the vicissitudes of matri
mony, a woman with a similar experience of
life, and a prosaic acquaintanceship of over
ten years, and who could expect that the
crucible of human nature could concoct such
a wotul tragedy as the frenzied sacrifice of
both lives arid the direction of a murderous
instinct against a third life. Such a case
upsets previous precedents and makes the
on-looker reflect in awe upon tbe composi
tion of the human mind and the distortion
of which it is capable.
At a little before 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon Ellen Lavett, living across tbe
way trom No. 5 Arthur street, saw Bichard
Lewis enter the small gate at the side of the
Exterior Pi'eur at (Ae Tragic Spot
house, carrying in his hand a brown-paper
parcel. Lewis slammed the gate behind ,
him with angry emphasis, and went into -
the house, ascending to the room he has oc- a
cupied ou the third floor for over seven?
yearsr-Ten minutes later a pistol shot sounded
in the back of the bouse, quickly followed by
another. Childish exclamations of horror
were heard at the rear of the house, -
and Robert azed 12, and George, aged
1G. sons of Mrs. Elmira Mosby, who with her
unmarried sister. Emmellne (Morgan, owned
tbe honse, rnsbed ont of the gate with tbe live
liest horror depicted on their faces. Just then Vj
one more shot was beard and then the oratnoos
silence of death fell upon the scene. A rush was'
made the for narrow alleyway, and at a door
way lay Lewis in a pool of blood, quite dead.
Near him lav Mrs. Mosby. stul breatfchig, and.
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