Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, July 18, 1889, Image 1

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Advice to Summer Tourists.
Don't fall to notify TnE Dispatch office
of your chance of location, and your paper
will be forwarded to you without extra charcer
A Colored Man Who Thinks He
Hasn't Been Made a
Postmaster Because
Thai Such an Appointment Would
Injure Bis Business.
Colored Citizens of Newberry, S. C, Hare
a Bod in Pickle for the Postmaster
General 'Lice Hnlford Denies flint lie
Edits the BlcKee-nnrrison Telegrams
Sixth Auditor Conker Once More Col
lides With the ClTii Serrice Commis
sionPresident Ilarrtson Thinks the
Late Campaign Wasn't Bun for the
Benefit of x-Officeboldora The Ga
lena Being: Bashed to Bendlness for
Dnty la Haytian Waters Bill Jones,
the Avenger, Once More Heard From.
Postmaster General Wanamaker is now
under fire. The colored Republicans of a
little South Carolina town, where there ore
so white Republicans at all, accuse him of
withholding the commission of a colored
postmaster because the Philadelphia busi
ness house of the Postmaster General was
threatened with a boycott it he didn't with
draw the appointment Secretary Haliord
declares he is not quite a fool. Sixth Audi
tor Coulter again runs amuck with the Ciril
Service Commission.
Washington, July 17. The colored
Republicans of the county of Newberry, S.
C, have a rod in pickle for Brother John
"Wanamaker, President Harrison's Postmas
ter General. According to the stories told
here by colored men, they have been led to
believe that the Postmaster General is mir
ing the affairs of the Postoffice Department
nnd his Philadelphia business hduse to
gether. Henry Kennedy, a colored man from
Newberry, who was a delegate to the Chi
cago convention, is in the city at present,
the bearer of a set of resolutions adopted at
a mass meeting in Newberry, on the Pourth
of July, recommending one Charles W.
Whitmire for postmaster of that lively town
of 4,000 inhabitants. In connection with
Whitmire's candidacy for the appointment,
Kennedy and his 'friends tell the following
interesting tale:
A Threatened Bsycott by the Whites.
Whitmire was appointed (Postmaster at
Newberry by Postmaster Oeneral Wiraaina--ker,
last Hay. His numerous friends re
joiced at his success, for he was very popu
lar. The population of the town of New
berry is two-thirds colored, and they control
the county by overwhelming numbers, but
the white people of the town objected to the
Postmaster General's appointment, and the
newspapers of the State advised the pre
dominant element to withdraw to a man
their patronage from the princely merchant
of Philadelphia.
The idea took, and Mr. Wanamakerfound
his mercantile interests the subject of a
boycott. Before this he had written to
Whitmire, notifying him of his appoint
ment and requesting him to come on here to
receive his commission. Before the young
man arrived, however.
The Bovcott Hnd Been Declared,
and when Whitmire put in an appearance
the Postmaster General told him that he
would be compelled to withhold the ap
pointment for the reason that he had learned
that there were white Republicans in the'
town, and he preferred that a white man
should hold the post
Mr. Wanamaker was told there was not a
white Republican in the town of Newberry,
nor was tnere one in the county, for that
matter, who was identified with the party
before the election of President Harrison.
Whitmire was then told to return home,
with the understanding that his commission
would be forwarded to him. Days and
weeks went by, and still
The Commission Was Withheld.
Then letters and telegrams began to pour
In to President Harrison and the Postmaster
Genera, giving the strongest indorsements,
and asking that Whitmire should be made
postmaster at Newberry.
Some three weeks ago the young man re
turned to Washington with the names,' as
indorsers, of more than 4,000 of the people
of his State and county, and with those the
names of every member of the Republican
Executive Committee of his State with the
exception of two.
Robert Smalls, the colored leader of South
Carolina, who had been appointed as Col
lector of the Port of Beaufort, called on the
Postmaster General and said: "Mr. Wana
maker, I indorse Whitmire for postmaster
of Newberry, as does every colored man in
his section. There is
Not n White Bepnbllcan
in the town of Newberry, nor in the county.
If you can find one I will pledge you my
word to resign my position the very day you
find him."
But still the boycott was not removed, and
the Postmaster General failed to issue
Whitmire's commission. Kennedy, there
fore, came to Washington in his behalf. He
says frankly, however, that judging from
what the Postmaster General has told him
be does not believe Whitmire will get the
Kennedy insists on connecting Whit
mire's failure to the fact, as he expresses it
himself, that Mr. Wanamaker has goods to
sell in Philadelphia.
Got Just as Good a Job.
Washington, July 17. Mr. William
M. Henry, of Kittanning, one of the dele
gates to the Chicago Convention, mentioned
in these dispatches last evening as being
booked for a good place in the Treasury
Department, was to-day appointed Chief of
the Indian Division, which is the office of
Second Controller Gilkeson.
The President's Private Serectarx Hasn't
Lost All Self Respect ne Doesn't Con
sider That He Has Been Editing
Telegrams to Newspapers.
"Washington, July 17. Quite a flutter
.was occasioned among the correspondents
this morning by the appearance of a special
telegram from Deer Park in an Albany
newspaper, asserting that Secretary Halford
had edited the telegrams which were
sent from that point on the
day of Mrs. Harrison's arrival.
The story ran that the correspondents
.who were on the Kilrain train, on which
Mrs. Harrison and her companions also
were, filed a lot of specials at the telegraph
office in regard to the bump of the head of
Baby McKee, giving various sensational
versions of how it occurred, telling how the
baby was examined and prescribed for by
the doctor who was in attendance on Jake
Kilrain, and that all of these specials, save
one to a New York City paper, were scanned
and edited by Mr. Halford before they were
put on the wires.
"It is a lie," said Mr. Halford, warmly,
when his attention was called to the very
serious charge this morning. 'The only
foundation for the story is this: When we
arrived at the station a young man came to
me and said he was the station agent, and
would be glad to aid me in any way possi
ble. After a moment's conversation he
showed me some manuscript which he
said contained some account of the
trip. from .Washington to Deer
Park, and asking if it was reasonably
correct as he wished to send it to a news
paper. I scanned it hurriedly, and sug
gested' that one passage, where Kilrain's
doctor was referred to as attending the
child, be slightly changed, as it wasn't
necessary to connect the name of Mrs. Har
rison with Kilrain in any way. I ran my
pencil through this passage., and made one
or two other trivial corrections, as the young
man was apparently anxious to have a cor
rect account That is all there is of it I'm
not quite a fool, and would therefore hardly
presume to alter telegrams that had been
filed." '
Captain Coaiter Bringing Down Vials of
Wrath Upon His Head.
Washington, July 17. Captain T. B.
Coulter, of Ohio, the Sixth Auditor of the
Treasury, seems determined to run amuck
with the Civil Service Commissioners. A
day or two ago he requested the resignation1
of a colored Democrat- who was a clerk iff
the classified service in his office. The
young man laid the case before the Com
missioners, and it is probable that a test
will be made of the power of the Captain
in the premises. It was not claimed that
there was any other charge against the clerk
than that of being a Democrat
Notwithstanding this near prospect of
trouble, Captain Coulter to-dav demanded
the resignation of another clerk in the
classified service, and does not admit that
there is any other reason than the clerk is a
Democrat This last person decapitated is
E. J. Mossman, of Gallipolis, O., who re
ceived a salary of $1,800 and is said to have
been a very efficient clerk. These two re
movals are the boldest violations of the
civil service law that have been known, and
it is probable the commission will take
them up in an energetieway..
The President Thinks Ex-Officeholders Need
No General Vindication.
Washington, July 17. Major Clark,
who was discharged from his position as
Chief of Division in the Xand Office, has
been treated to a piece of President Har
rison's mind The Major went up to the
"White House and told the President that
he wanted vindication, and furthermore,
that the particular variety of vindication
which would suit his case was reappoint
ment to his old position. The President
inquired: '"How long were you an office
holder?" I
Clark replied: "About 23 years."
"Then'' said the President, "I think
that you have had your full share, and you
must step aside and let some other equally
good Republican and equally capable man
have an opportunity There seems to be a
mistaken idea that lh- ficht last fall was to
put, the ex-officeholders back again."
In this connection it is a significant fact
that not one old chief of division has yet
been appointed in the Treasury Depart
She Slay be Sent to Hayti to Believe the
Washington, July 17. "We are
getting the Galena ready for sea as rapidly
as possible," id Commodore J. G.
Walker, this afternoon, "and it may be
necessary to send the vessel to Hayti to
relieve one of the ships now stationed there.
The Ossipee has been in that fever-infected
part of the world long enough, and if an
order to change station is made, it will be
with a view to relieving that vessel. On
the other hand, the Kear targe has been but
a short time in Haytian waters, and' is
likely to remain a few weeks longer.
"Under existing circumstances no vessel
should be kept at Hayti over a month, and,
if matters are expedited at New York, the
Galena may be put in readiness for a cruise
to Hayti. Tnus far no order to that effect
has been issued, but there is a possibility of
it if the necessary repairs are completed in
He Appears This Time In the Bolo of an
Amatenr Pugilist.
rsrxci.ii. mjcatiAic to tux dispatch.!
Washington, July 17. Bill Jones, "the
avenger," who shot a bullet through a
window of the District jail at the assassin
Guitean, was heard from again to-day in the
Police Court, where he was arraigned on a
charge of assaulting Christman Luttman.
Last evening at a picnio at Berry's
Woods, it was testified, Luttman was mis
behaving" at the picnic; that Jones was
called on as he was driving along in a
buggy, and he took Luttman off the ground,
and that when Luttman endeavored to
strike him with his cane, he held him, and,
after receiving two blows from the cane,
Jones struck and knocked him down and
left him. "The avenger" was discharged.
He Will Betnrn to Deer Park for a Couple
of Weeks' Stay.
"Washington, July 17. "While the
President has not yet definitely determined
upon his plans for the summer, he has in
part mapped out his movements during the
hot weather. It is probable that he
will leave "Washington for Deer Park on
Saturday. Ha does not expect to return
to the city for about two weeks, and
will transact at Deer Park any business re
quiring his immediate attention. This
visit to Deer Park and the President's con
templated stay at Bar Harbor as the gnest
of Secretary Blaine will constitute the
President's vacation.
There will be no Cabinet meetings held
there, and if any heads of departments de
sire to bring matters to the President's at
tention it can be done over the
telegraph wires or by visit to the President
There will be no formal Cabinet meeting to
morrow. Private Secretary Halford will spend a
few days of each week at Deer Park.
All the Usual Marks of Mutilation, but No
Parts Missing-.
London, Julv 17. A woman whose
body was found in Castle alley, in the
Whitechapel district last night, Was
middle-aged. Her throat was cat to
the spine. When the body was found it
was lying on its back. The body had been
mutilated in the fashion of former White
chapel murders, but no part was missing.
Warm blood was flowing from the wonpds
when the body was discovered. A police
man, who with the watchman of
an adjacent warehcuse, must have
been within a few yards of the
spot where the murder took place when it
was committed, heard no noise. Policemen
have been placed at fixed points in "White
chapel since the murders of this char
acter began there, and since the
murder preceding that of last night officers
have been stationed at a point with
in 100 yards of the scene of the
latest tracedy. An old clav pipe
smeared with blood was found alongside
the body. It is supposed by the police that
this will furnish a clue to the murderer, al
though it may have belonged to the vic
tim. Several arrests of suspected per
sons have been made, but they
have been discharged from 'custody, there
being no proof on which to hold them.
It is stated that a letter was received by
the police officials before last nicht's murder
in Whitechapel, signed "Jack theRIpper,"
in which the writer said that he was "about
to resume his work." ,
The Bodies of Tiro Murderers Not Wanted
Near tic Innocent Dend.
rsrxcxu. telegram to tub DispATqn.i
Boston, July 17. The burial of Augus
tus Rosenberg, the threefold Somerville
murderer, has caused a kick of goodly
size on the part of lot owners whose
relatives are buried in the vicinity
of the spot selected for the murderer's last
resting place. Astral Place is the name of
the avenue, but indignant lot owners'call
it "Murderers' Row," from the fact that
Ndland, the other Somerville murderer, is
also buried there. In factNoland's coffin was
partially uncovered while the grave which
was to hold Rosenberg's body was being
There is a feeling tbatf the stigma-which
always follows such a crime will attach to
the memory of the innocent ones who in
life were far from being associated with
murderers, Such strenuous objections are
being made that it is probable the mur
derers' bodies will be removed.
The Wrought-Tron Manufacturers Meet and
, Acres to Balsa Prices.
New York, July 17. A meeting of the
Wrought Iron Pipe and Boiler Tube Manu
facturers' Association took place this
afternoon at the Oriental Hotel,
Coney Island. Those present were Joshua
Rhodes, C. B. Herron, J. H. Murdock,
and D. E. Lyon, of Pittsburg; J. Don. of
Troy; G. Timmins, of Syracuse; A. Wheeler,
J. Roland and L. J. Piers. of,Philadelphia;
A, lu Murphy, of Conshohocken; L. J.
Hearne, of Wheeling; J. J. Spowera and C.
Wharton Hoover, of Norristown.
It was agreed that an Increase of from 2
to 2 per cent should- be placed on tubes
and pipes.
France TJnabio to Pay for the GreatMaster
piece of Millet.
London, July 17. Copyright J. T.
Sutton, of American Art Association, New
York, telegraphs your correspondent to
night: "It is settled. Millet's masterpiece
TAngelus' is mine. It will be exhibited
in the American art gallery this summer."
The picture comes to Sutton by rea
son of the fact that he is the next
highest bidder to M. Proust, the
Minister of Pine Arts of Prance, to
whom it was knocked down for 551,000
francs. Sutton bid 553,000 francs. The
Prench Government has not been able to
pay for it
Poor Men Perish In a Cessnool and Three
Others Narrowly Escape. ,
Lincoln, Neb., July 17. This afternoon
one of a party of four, trying to recover a
watch from a cesspool, was overcome by foul
air and fell in. A friend tried to rescue
him and fell in. Others came to help and
one by one seven men fell into the water,
which by this time was full of muck and
slime from the vault Three were rescued,
some by men who afterward perished in
attempting to save the others. The dead are
James Crawford a bricklayer; Albert Kunk
ler, a laborer; John Cieary, a blacksmith
and Prank Maloney, a plasterer.
Passenger Cars Go Over a Ten-Foot Bank
Passengers Cat Out.
Vincennes, Ind., July 17. At 11
o'clock to-day (the Cairo and Vincennes
north-bound passenger train No. 2 met with
almost complete demolition two miles south
of Mt Carmel.lll. Twelve to 15 passen
gers were seriously Injured. The passenger
train was rushing along at a speed of about
35 miles an hour, and went down a ten-foot
embankment Most of the passengers were
extricated only by cutting into the coaches
with axes. The engine did not leave the
The Next Scandinavian Saengerfest Will
be Held at Minneapolis.
Chicago, July 17. It was decided to
day that the next Saengerfest of the Scandi
navian singers of America should be held at
Minneapolis, July 4,, 1890. The other con
testants were Philadelphia, New York, Mc
Keesport and Omaha. A promise of a guar
antee fund of $10,009 and a per diem to all
visiting singers secured the pripe to Minne
apolis. To-night the singers concluded
their festivities here with a grand "sexa'or
stag party at Aurora Turner HalL
Lover and Father Killed.
Phix.adei.phia, July 17. Last night
Louis Clabrado, while pursuing his
11-year-old daughter, who was
eloping near Waterford, N. J.,
with Michael Vinopolo was shot by the
lover, who in turn was battered to death by
Ciabrado's friends. All are Italians.
A Life Prisoner Breaks Jail.
Louisville, July 17. Dr. J. Pouragan,
who was recently convicted at Bardstown.
Ky., of the murder of his brother-in-law, J.
H. Hayes, and sentenced to the penitentiary
for lifer broke jail at that town last night
A 840,000 Firo In n Small Town.
Shellbock, Ia., July 17. Seven, busi
ness buildings were burned here last night
Loss, 540,000,- insured only ia part, - --.
Mrs. Barry Bearing a Charter to a
New Assembly in France.
And Thinks Greater Secrecy About the
Ballot Box Necessary.
A Beformei Socialistic Idea Concerning Stats
Mr. Powderly tells the reporters that Mrs.
Barry is taking the first K. of L. charter to
Prance. He points out the need of educat
ing workmen and advocates ballot reform.
He tells how coal fields might be operated
bythe Government
Chicago, July 17. General Master
Workman Powderly, of the Knights ot
Labor, and his coadjutors, Holland, Wright
Hayes, Devlin and Costello, got fairly down
to business at their Sherman House head'
quarters to-day. "The charter of the first
assembly of France," said Mr. Powderly to
a reporter, "was prepared this morning and
started on its way to the old country. It
was given to Mrs. Barry, the general
director and instructor in woman's work,
and she started for Philadelphia, from
whence she starts for Paris. The first as
sembly has been organized for some time,
but we have held back the charter, pre
ferring to send it by a speeial messenger."
"Is anything being done, or will anything
be done, by your board to bring back the
seceding members of the Knights of Labor
who have organized a rival order?"
"Oh, no. We do not want them back. "We
are stronger without them. They formed
the disturbing element In the order and we
were glad to have them go. They were
hostile to the principles of the Knights of
Labor. Now thatohey -are out we have no
hostile feeling toward them, and are per
fectly satisfied to have them succeed. ' It is
not our purpose to do them any injury."
Then there was a general running talk on
the course to be pursued by the order to
solve the problem of labor troubles, and it
developed that no single line will be fol
lowed out,but a series of educational efforts,
the most important of which is ballot re
form. education a necessity.
"That something of this kind is necessary
can be seen by the state of affairs in my
own State, Pennsylvania," said Mr. Pow
derly. "There, in the coal fields, the laborer
is under the grind of the millstones.' Every
effort has been made to convince him that
his remedy is in his own hands at the polls',
but when election day comes he walks up
and votes, as usual, for the old
parties and for men who go to Con
gress and sell out There laborers
cannot plead ignorance. Every man over
18 years of age has had a chance to post
himself, and why is it that he votes against
his own interests? It is a question easy of
solution to the thinker and reader of to-day,
and the only remedy is the secret ballot,
where the citizen can vote without fearing
to express his own feelings and bring
misery upon himself by his vote. Several
bills have been prepared for the develop
ment of this theory, but not one of them
covers the requirements. It is only a pre
tense. - -
"Another lesson in the Knights of Labor
school will be the teaching of the members
in regard to some reformed socialistic theo
ries that the coal fields belong to the Gov
ernment, for instance, and should be oper
ated by the Government without profit, or
that it should lease the lands to firms which
shall continue their operation steadily, a
lock-out or a shut-down to result in a for
feiture of the lease."
It was decided by the Executive Board
that the next general executive session of
the Knights would be at Atlanta, com
mencing on the. second Tuesday in Novem-
Mr. Powderly was asked about the joint
circular issued some months age signed by
the chief -officersdf thedifferent labor ortran-
tizations calling on the member tn'wnrt in
harmony and declaring that the interests of
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all were common. "We did issue such a
circular in March," he said, "but it did not
in any sense look toward a fusion of all the
bodies in one organization, as I have heard
intimated. It will not be referred to in this
This refers to the statement of a local
paper to-day that the leaders of all. the labor
organizations, save the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers, had agreed to combine
to oppose the encroachments of employers.
A Quartet of Unldentlfled 'Victims of Water
and Fire.
Bondout, N. Y., July 17. The bodies
of three unknown and unidentified men
have been taken from the Hudson river and
Rondout creek, within the past three days.
Prom their clothing and effects found upon
their persons they are all believed to have
been laboring men. The last was taken
from Hudson river, offFlatbnsh, last night,
and is supposed to be John Donnelly, late
of Brooklyn, who has been working in
brickyards in this city, and is now missing.
The body is apparently that of a man 28 to
30 years old, 6 feet tall, full head of brown
hair, and reddish mustache.
Another mysterious death is believed to
have taken place. early this morning. A
barn was totally destroyed, with its" con
tents, and in the debris were a skull and
human bones, burned almost to a crisp. It
is thought tbajt a tramp sought refuge in
the barn and the fire was started from a
pipe he had been smoking before falling
Too Colorado River en a Rampage and the
People Take to the Hills.
Columbus, Tex., July 17. The Colo-"
rado river at this point is 31 feet high and
rising. The low lands are all inundated
and crops are entirely destroyed. The dam
age alone to the cotton crops in this county
is estimated at $500,000. People are moving
to the high lands, expecting the river to
wash over everything before morning.
Melons, fences and ferry boats are coming
down the stream too numerous to connt.
It has been raining here for three weeks, J
anu crops vast ure not uooaea are almost
lost in the woods. One foot more will cut
off all railroad communication.
He Swore la the Famous Backtnlls An Iron
Wan and Politician.
Ebie, July 17. Colonel James Hemp
hill, a well-known Iron master, politician
and citizen, died to-night, at the age of 72.
Deceased was a native of Philadelphia.
During the war he commanded the Thirty
seventh Pennsylvania VoUrnteers, raised in
the Vicinity of Lock Haven. As Marshal
under Governor Curtin he swore in the
famous Bucktails. He was a prominent'
jaason. .ne leave a widow ana son and
daughter. . T. ,". . u ;:
Two Prominent Phlladelpblans Arrested on
the Charge of Abduction.
Philadelphia, July 17. William D.
Stevenson, a druggist at 1500 SouthNinth
Wreetand Dr. Charles A. TJsllton, living
at 1232 South Tenth" street, were arrested to
day, on warrants issued by Magistrate
'Smith, on the oath of Lillie Connor, em
ployed as a domestio by the physician,
charging them with conspiring to ab
duct her new-born .babe, and accusing
tie druggist of being the fatherof the child.
Both defendants waived a hearing, and Ste
venson was held in 12,200 and Dr. TJsllton
in $800 bail to answer at court Miss Con
nor's parents live in Ashland, this State,
and about a year ago she came to this city,
working as servant In the doctor's family,
"he girl says she became acquainted with
the drngirist through visits to his store to
have her employer's prescriptions com
pounded. The girl alleges that she was subsequently
sent to the house of Mrs. Mabry. 512 .Can
trell street, where, on January 14 last, she
became a mother. Dr. TJsllton attended
her, and five days later a woman visited her
and exhibited a note, written on one of Dr.
TJsilton's blanks, setting lorth that "Mrs.
Jones, of 1624 Germantown avenue, will
take your child and care for it properly."
She was very weak and unable to offer any
resistance, and against her will, she says,
the babe was taken away. When she had
recovered she went to 1624 Germantown
avenue, and was astonished to find that no
such person as Mrs. Jones lived there,fnor
did anyone in the neighborhood know the
woman. She communicated her case to rel
atives, who advised her to prefer charges
against Stevenson and the doctor.
Last Season's Ontpnt the Largest Ever
Known Plttsbnrcers In Office.
New Yoek, July 17. The semi-annual
convention of National American "Window
Glass Manufacturers was held to-day at the
"Windsor Hotel, President P. L. Bodine,
of Philadelphia, presided and there were
present representatives of the following
cities: Philadelphia; Bridgeton, N, J.;
Blossburg, Pa.; Pittsburg; Ravenna, O.;
Zanesville, O.; Barnesville, O.; Massillon,
O.; Quaker City, O.; Toledo; New Albany,
Ind.; Rock Island, 111.; New Castle, Pa.;
Meadville, Pa. The business of the meeting
consisted of 'a report of the glass situation
by President Bodine and the election of
officers. P. L. Bodine, President; Thomas
"Wightotan, of Pittsburg, TIee President;
"Win. Loeffler, of Pittsburg, Treasurer, and
O. P. Frazee, of Canestota, N. Y., Secretary,
were elected. The President's report stated
that the general production of the season
was the largest ever known. The
imports were also large, being
30 per cent ot the entire con
sumption. Almost all of the Increased
production and consumption was west
of Pittsburg. The prospect of the
trade during the coming year was bright
Since the 1st ot January 1,250,000 boxes of
French glass have been imported, and since
the starting of the fires in September last
3,200,000 boxes of American glass have been
put out The next meeting will be held in
Washington, January 15, 1890.
The California, Supreme Court Again De
cides Against the Woman.
SAN Feancisco, July 17. The notori
ous Sharon divorce case was probably
ended to-day by the State Supreme
Court decision reversing Judge Sul
livan's ruling granting Sarah Althea
the rights of property of a
wife and ordering a new trial in the case.
This is the second decision of. the Supreme
Court The first affirmed Sullivan's
decision in the case. Then the
Sharon heirs appealed on the ground
that the findings were not warranted by the
evidence, and on this ground the Supreme
Court to-day upheld their appeal.
This decision dealt a death blow to secret
marriage not solemnized by Church or
State. The best lawvers here believe
that this ends Sarah Althea's case, as she
would have to prove on a new trial
that the marriage with Sharon was known
to the public, which would ho Impossible.
Nearly all her witnesses have deserted her.
Sharon's estate was worth $15,000,000, and
she would have received one-third of that
amount if she had won the case.
Investments in Mines. Garden Iiands and
Fisheries in Lower California.
City of Meico, July 17. Advices
from Lower California state that the Chinese
syndicate, wljo have bought a half interest
in the Masao concession, regard the ore in
the Real mine as looking well, and miners
will soon be put to work there, receiving as
wages from $2 to 53 per day. The China
men are already talking of importing Chi
nese laborers direct from China to Ensenda
by the projected oceanic line to be put on by
Claus Spreckles.
The syndicate ha7e also bargained for ex
tensive tracts of land to be used for market
gardens, and for valuable fishing privileges
along the coast of the peninsula. All this
will necessitate an investment of no less
than $1,000,000 of Chinese capital. .
Tfao Joint Committee on State Charities
Clnsslfles the Poor and Vicious.
rsrxcxAL telxoram to tux Disprca.i
Cape Mat, July 17. The Joint Penn
sylvania Committees of State Charities met
at the Stockton to-day and made suggestions
to one another.as to the best course to adopt
to secure information in reference to the
mode adopted by the United States Gov
ernment and the several States and foreign
countries and to get the latest reports and
information as to the disbursementfif funds.
The report prepared classifies the dependent
section of the population of Pennsylvania,
and the measures taken by the State and
charitable institutions for their relief or
The committee met again to-night but
simply adjourned out of respect to the
death oi Senator John M. Staunton, of Lan
caster. MRS. PILLOW WANTS 100,000.
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The Widow of a Confederate General
Brings Suit tor Slander.
Memphis, July 17. The attorneys for
Mrs. Mary Pillow, filed a bill in the Circuit
Court this morning against Colonel Clay
King for $100,000. damages for defamation
of character and slander. The present suit
is the outcome of a suit commenced in
Chancery last month by Colonel King, en
joining Mrs. Pillow from taking possession
of certain property in Arkansas which she
claimed had been deeded her by King.
Colonel King in his bill made some severe
charges against Mrs. Pillow. Mrs. Pillow
is the widow of General G. J. Pillow of
Confederate fame and is connected with
some of the best families ia Tennessee.
Fatal Kittanning Point.
Axtoona, July 17. John Duffy, aged
28, was killed, and Thomas Towey, aged 32,
seriously injured at' the Kittanning Point
this morning. Jn getting put of the way
of a train on one track the got in front of a
moving engine. Both were frosa Cleveland.-
Death Swoops Down on a Lehigh
Valley Railroad Passenger Train.
Run Down a Bteep Grade and Telescope
Two Cars Filled With People.
Fenr Bore Mortally Wonnaed, and Fifty Cthcrs
Serioasly Injured,
Two gondola cars, loaded with coal,
crashed Into a passenger train on tie Lehigh
Valley Railroad, near Shamok5n,'resteruay,
Killing two men outright, mortally wound
ing four others, and seriously injuring 60
more. It is supposed that mischievous
boys started the coal cars dot',rnva grade,
causing theawfol accident
Shamokin, July 17. An accident on
the Lehigh Valley Railroad one mile east
of this place, at,6 o'clock this evening,
caused by two gondolas loaded with coal
crashing into a passenger train, resulted in
the death of two and the mortally wound
ing of four others,.whlIe fifty were more or
less seriously injured. The dead and
wounded are:
AARON SHlPE,single,acaTpenterat Hickory
Swamp colliery, killed by being crushed be
tween a tank of the locomotive and the plat
form, of & car.
JOHN ROUSH, married, employed as a car
penter at Hickory Swamp, killed In the same
NORTON 'WEAVER, legs and face f earfuHy
LEVI ALBRIGHT, head cut and leg broken.
1RV1N KA8HNER, both legs broken and
head cut
JOHN BAKER, slate picker; shoulders bro
and wrist broken and head badly cut.
JAMES HODGE, legbroken and face out
PATRICK BRITTAIN, legs frightfully man
Bled: will probably die.
MIKE BRITTAIN, back broken: Injuries con
sidered fatal.
WILLIAM LINDEKMAN. conductor, bruised
about tbe bodv and face cut.
face and head badly cut
MICHAEL GABLE, head cut and badly
MRS. JOHN McHUGH, serious Internal in
juries. JOHN MILLER, Polander.collar-bonebroken.
JOE FREDERICKS, back broken; will die.
JACOB KULP, head, face and legs cut and
JOHN DARAT, legs mangled.
JOHN THOMAS, fracture of jaw and face
The above list of wounded was all that
could be obtained up to the time of filing
this dispatch, as many of the injured pas
sengers left the scene of the disaster imme
diately after the collision, some living at
Springfield, Luke Fidler and other mining
hamlets surrounding this city. The
wounded were principally miners and la
borers employed at different collieries be
tween this place and Mt Carmel, and were
coming home from work. '
The train left Hickory Swamp, a village
four miles east of here, several minutes be
fore 6 o'clock. After a run of one mile the
train ran on the main track, previous to
which -timi .thb oranch road was con
cealed fromthi main track by a ,rV"
shaped mountain. As the last car passed the
switch, Plagman John Aletz, who was on
the hind end, glanced. up tbe main line and
was paralyzed at the sight One hundred
yards behind, enveloped in a cloud of dust,
came two loaded coal cars, rushing down
upon the doomed tram like an arrow from a
The passenger train was somewhat behind
time, and was skimming down the tracks at
a speed of 40 miles an hour. Without a
second thought Metz yelled to the inmates
of the car and then jumped. He landed
safely alongside a pile ot railroad ties, four
of which he at once threw, over the rails,
but the runaway cars cut them like a knife.
By this time the inmates of the two pas-
beheld the danger, and a wild scene of con
tusion ensued. A simultaneous rusn lor
the doors was made. A few succeeded in
gaining the platforms and safely jumped
off when a jam occurred in the doorways.
Then a number leaped through the open
windows and roiled Qowiva steep emDauic-
Mrs. John McHugh leaped from her seat
and shouted to the men in the rear car:
"Clear the way for me." Instantly the men,
who were fichtine like demons to tret out
cleared a passage way, through which the
woman ran onto the platform and jumped
off the flying train into the creek.
andin a second many of the tenants were
writhing about the floors, while others were
rushing over their bodies to gain the open
Alter the runaway cars struck, they
passed through the passenger cars like a
bullet, tbe coal flying abont as though
fired from a battery of Gatling guns. The
scene that followed was terrible.
All this time the wrecked train kept tbe
track and rushed on toward Lakefield sta
tion at full speed. Two miles down the
line the engine left tbe track and the cars
telescoped. Here is where the most dam
age was done. After the clouds of dust had
cleared away the uninjured went bravely
to work, and in an hour succeeded in extri
cating the dead and wounded.
The cars that caused the wreck started
from the Excelsior colliery, two miles east
of Coal Run switch. There were four cars
standing on the siding below the colliery,
and it is supposed that mischievous boys, in
order to procure a ride, uncoupled two
and loosened the brakes. When nearing a
patent switch leading to the main street,
the brakes were put on, but' the boys, un
able to tighten them, became frightened,
jumped off, and took to the woods.
Wrecking crews are at the scene of tbe
disaster, and will have the road, open for
traffic by morning. The road will sustain a
loss of 515,000.
Tho Chicago and Alton to Be Sold to the
Missouri Pacific
Chicago, July 17. A private dispatch
from New York states that Vice President
McMullin, in obedience to cable advices
from President Blackstone, of the Alton
road, who is now in London, held &', long
conference with leading Eastern bankers, at
the office ot Drexel, Morgan & Co., regard
ing the sale of tbe road. Various reports
were current in regard to the pending deal,
but nothing very definite coud-be ascer
tained. It is surmised that the purchaser
of the Alton will be either the Missouri Pa
cific or the Northwestern.
The Alton is conceded to be in splendid
condition and able to earn at hast 6 per
cent on its stock In almost any condition of
railroad affairs. Its purchase at 125 (or the
purchase of a controlling interest in the
stock) would, it is thought, be an excellent
investment as it would insure the elimina
tion from the Western railroad situation
of a troublesome factor and enable the
Western roads to once more secure paying'
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A Company Organized at Boston to Build
Air Ships Peter Campbell's Aerial
Vessel Stakes a Trip and
Seems to be Lost.
Boston, July 17. The Aerial Exhibi
tion Association has been organized in this
city, with C. M. Ransom, of Modern Light
and Beat, Treasurer; R. N. Bowlby, Chair
man, and Charles B. Basford, Chairman of
the Board of Trustees. The object of the
association is to assist Dr. A. De Baussett to
construct a steel air ship upon the vacuum
principle. The ship is to be con
structed entirely- of thin steel plates
of the strongest possible tensile
strength and thoroughly braced inside by a
new development in mechanics to resist the
stress of the pressure of the atmosphere
when a partial vacuum Is obtained. It is
expected to Hit 200 passengers and SO tons
of mail or other matter, and also to carry
all the machinery and apparatus, With
electrical power sufficient to give a speed. to
the ship or at least 70 miles an hour. Br.
DeBausset has applied for permission to
build the ship at the Charlestswn Navy
Yard. The cost is expected to be $250,000.
Br. DeBausset claims that his plans are ap
proved by the most eminent scientists and
engineering experts in this country.
A dispatch iron. New York tells of the
experimental trip of E. D. Hogan, of Jack
son, Mich., in the air ship invented by
Peter Campbell. The ascent was made from
the yard of the Nassua Gas Company's
works, at the foot of Morton street, Brook
lyn, where the egg-shaped balloon was filled
with gas. About 15,000 feet were forced
into it It was estimated that there was
gas enough to carry 700 pounds, and 250
pounds of sand bags were put in the car
with the teronaut and the electric motor to
propel it The ascent was successfully
made, but after the ship had risen sev
eral hundred feet the propeller fan,
used for raising and lowering the
ship, was lost and fell to the ground in
Hoop street This lelt no means for raising
or lowering except by the sand bags and by
letting It out The air-ship started on the
way toward tbe ocean. There wai some dis
agreement among spectators as to the exact
direction taken by the air-ship, but the
general opinion was that it went toward
Coney Island. It was thought by some hat
the machine had'gone ont to sea. but it was
said, on the other hand, that tjje tcronant
could steer it wherever he pleased. Camp
bell, the inventor, was anxiously waiting to
day for news, and telegraphing to different
points, but learned nothing of the ship.
Tbe Reading RallroadCompanr Purchasing
Claims for Taxes Pnld to tbo State.
Philadelphia. July 17. The Reading
Railroad Company, through its agents,
Messrs. C, & H. Borie, is purchasing the
claims of the bondholders of the Schuylkill
Navigation Company for the taxes retained
from the interest payments due by the navi
gation company during the years 1879 to
1883, 'inclusive. Only a portion of the
interest retained at that time to pay
the taxes was used for that purpose
by the company, which regarded the im
position of taxes by the State as illegal,
and contested it on these grounds. The case
has been pending in the courts for a long
time, and from recent decisions in parallel
cases, declaring the exaction of taxes as un
lawful, it is hoped that the amount paid to
the State in taxes may be recovered.
The Beading Company is purchasing the
claims for the purpose of effecting a com
promise on the portion of the'interest money
retained but'nbt used in the payment of
taxes. It claims that a considerable amount
has already been purchased by their repre
sentatives, and it is said, provided they are
successful in making the compromise, they
will begin litigation in the courts to re
cover from the State the amount paid in
Twenty Men, While Whipping a Cruel Has
band. Engage in a Free Fight.
Evanston, Wvo., July 17. John
Lewis, keeper of a saloon and gambling
house at Passll, frightfully maltreated his
delicate wife to-day. She received an un
usually severe castigation last night,
being detected in teaching her little
boy a prayer. Late last night men of
Passil to the number of 20 visited Lewis'
place, armed with blacksnakes, buggy whips
and willow switches. They overpowered
the fellow and gave him a good thrashing,
leaving stripes all over his body, and cut
ting his face and head badly. Lewis re
sisted with all his strength and cursed
loudly. Becoming personal in his
-abuse, some men present essayed to quiet
him, threatening the use of a rope. A few
of Lewis' friends came to his rescue. Re
volvers were drawn, and the barking of
six-shooters was loud and lively. The room
was filled with smoke and the lights were
extinguished. '
When order was restored, among the
men to crawl out from under the billiard
tables was one with a shattered shoulder
and another with awounded arm. A bullet
passed through the hich coiffure of one of
.the women. The fright and shock caused
the woman's prostration, and her condition
is now Critical.
In a Scuffle In a Foundry One Man Is Nearly
Burned to Dealb.
Elizabeth, N. J.t July 17. A desper
ate affajr took place last night among some
of the molders employed in tbe Singer
factory, Elizabethport, which resulted in
one of ihem, George W. Lake, being thrown
among some red-hot castings, his hand
frightfully burned, and the arteries of his
wrist severed. He is now at Elizabeth Hos
pital. The fight began by someone calling
Lake a scab, which he resented with a blow.
He was them set "upon by William John
son and Henry Alwards, who hammered
him even while he was prostrate.
Lake nearly bled to death before reach
ing the hospital. Both his assailants were
discharged from the factory to-day, and
were afterward arrested and held in $700
bail each for atrocious assault
Something That Has Puzzled and Fright
ened East Liverpool Explained.
East LrvEBPOOL, July 17. The mys
terious gas supply that since last winter
has been feeding into the defunct East
Liverpool Gas Company, a system of pipes
laid by J". H. Connelly, of Pittsburg, nearly
20 years ago, has been burning con
stantly ever since from escape pipes in
the streets. It was claimed that the earth
was permeated with gas in many parts tof
the city, and that this portion of the Ohio
Valley was liable at any moment to be
blown up. In excavating for the new paved
streets the trouble was located. It was
fonud in an old connection at the Thompson
House, which has been fed for two years
from the Ohio Valley pipes, where they con
nected with the hotel. The danger is over
and East Liverpool is still here.
6,009 Idle From a Glutted Market.
Wilkesbabee, July 17. Tbe Lehigh
and Wilkesbarre Coal Company suspended
mining to-day for the balance of the week
on account of a glut in the market Some
6,000 men kad boys aiejaffeeted, -
Who hii a good article to seU. and who adver
tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising U
truly the Ufa of trade. All enterprising and
judicious advertisers succeed.
theSee gents
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Cn. V.noiT finotilcf o nTT tn WoDn-
Venied to all Callers.
By Eefnsing to Allow His Intimate Friends'
Cards to be Brought in.
By Quay, Clarfaou and Dudley, Who Decide t
Secnizs Uahoae.
Senator Quay was in Washington yester
day, but he was invisible to most of those
who wished to see him. He held a session
with Messrs. Clarkson and Dudley, and de
cided on a plan of campaign in Virginia.
It is said to be a ruse, in that while the
executive committee will nominally have
charge' of the coming Gubernatorial fight,
Mahone will really have his own way, nd
the wool will be pulled over the eyes of the
Washington, July 17. If the fate of
the universe had depended on the secrecy of
tbe movements of to-day, Senator Quay and
all around him could not have been more
exclusive and mysterious. It was impos
sible for anyone to imagine him the same
man who, a few weeks ago, opened his whole
heart to the correspondents on the grave
subject of the treason of Senator Sherman.
At the earliest hour when callers began to
make their appearance the Senator became
invisible. Some of his most favored and
warmest political and personal friends were
chagrined when the colored porters, with
scarcely concealed grin, would take cards to a
the Senator's room, come back, and report
that he had an engagement, was going out
and could not see anyone. Even bis stanch
and loyal friend, Hon. Charlie O'Neill, of
Philadelphia, was "turned down" in this
way, and be looked very mad as he walked
out of the Arlington.
This evening it was the same way, only
more' so. Callers waited until their pa
tience was exhausted, and could not even
get their cards to the apartments of the
Senator; nd to put on the last straw, an
order was given that cards should not be
sent to Private Secretary Leach.
There was a deal of grumbling around the
corridors among those who look upon a Sen
ator of their own selection as a servant who
ought to respond to their call, .but the best
of them had to pocket their affront and wait
for another time.
Senator Quay went to the Interior De
partment during the day, and also called on
the Postmaster General, but what he said or
did remains locked in the inner recesses of
of his capacious knowledge box. He will
probably go to the Department of Justice
to-morrow to say a word in regard to the
appointment of a successor to Marshal
Miller, and he may be ready to start for
home to-morrow evening or Friday morn
ing. As the President is now here the Sena
tor will see him before his departure.
This evening was passed with members of
the Executive Committee of the National
Republican Committee, the only prominent
members present being Messrs. Qnay, Clark
son and Dudley. The principal theme of
discussion was the situation in Virginia.
The Mahone men, six or eight of them,
held a consultation at Chamberlain's to-day
and decided they would permit the Execu
tive Committee to dictate the management
of the campaign, and that ostensibly Ma
hone would retire from all manage
ment of the primaries or the
convention. The Executive Committee
will call the convention, and it will be
given out that all Republicans will go to
the primaries uninstructed, untrammeled
and uninfluenced, and that Mahone and his
friends will abide by tbe resnlt The anti
Mahone faction some time ago signified
their willingness to acquiesce in anything
tbe Executive Committee would do, and so.
it is expected that all will go merry and ' s
harmonious asa marriage bell.
aiEBELT A mahone euse.
Of course it is apparent to everyone that
this is a mere ruse, and that Mahone will
eet in his fine work all the same, but it is
'some solace to the anti, and gives them the
opportunity to work with the Mahone fac
tion, for the success of the party, without
abandoning their position. Just what
course the Executive Committee will pursue
in its dictation of the methods of the cam- ,
paign is not fully decided.
The members of the committee present
also discussed in some measure the situs- '
tiou in the prospective new States, and in
the Third district of Louisiana, but did not '
conclude at this time to go farther than to
give their moral support In fact nothing
more has been asked, but it is probable that
before the campaign is well under wav,
some of the sinews of war will be furnished,
as it is of the utmost importance that as.
many new Republican Congressmen be
elected as possible.
Senator Quay has not yet selected a house
for the coming season, but will probably d?
so to-morrow.
Two Brothers Charged With Murdering
Their Father and Stepmother.
Dubuque, July 17. John Elkins and
wie were brutally murdered last night on
their farm in Elk township, Clayton
county, this State. Elkins' second son, a
boy of 15, by a former wife, slept in the
barn and states he was awakened about 3
o'clock by a rifle shot Going into the
house the fearful sight met his eyes of his
father lying on the bed with a bullet through
his brain and his wife also on the bed with
her head smashed in. A babe was still
sleeping, the boy says, between them.
Grasping the babe he made his way to the
neighbors and gave the alarm. The Coro
ner's jury is investigating the matter. The
murderer is not found, but suspicion rests
on the boy and his elder brother, a young
man of 24, who both had a grudge against
their stepmother. Elkins ijos a man of 0
and his wife 27.
The Union Prohibitory Iagno Divides the
State Into 10 Districts.
Altoona, July 17. At its meeting here
to-day the Union Prohibitory League was
presided over by Rev. A. J. Kynett, of
Philadelphia, and decided to diyide the
State into ten districts, with a superintend
ent for each, for non-partisan, non-sectarian
work. A State convention will be held in
Harrisburg September 25. B. C. Christy,
of Pittsburg, was present The ten districts
are Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Altoona,
Pittsburg, Erie, Franklin. Bradford, Will
iamsport, Reading and Wilkesbarre.
A Failure to Convict.
Ebie, July 17. The United States Court
failed to convict Curtis 'fox and Perry H.
Porter, ot Butler county, of counterfeiting.
The Government tried to convict upon the
evidence of an ex-convict Noble Ricker
son, of Corry, indicted for making false pear.
uoa Gituui9 noa uavcniso acquiweu
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