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The Prices of Steel Plates Re
duced by the Great
A $6 A TON REDUCTION.
Competing Manufacturers Who
Signed the Scale Are Very'Hot.
UrECIS OP THE IMPORTANT MOTE
A Slsniucnnt Step Toward Controlling tho
Steel Trnde of the Country Mnde by Car
negie, Fhippa & Co. Although the
Workers Fought for the Wages to bo
raid, the Company Is Able to Reduce
Prices An Unprecedented Cut Othr
Steel Manufacturers Condemn tho Action
Some Slay be Compelled to Quit
Making Steel A Statement From Chair
The great firm of Carnegie, Phipps & Co.
makes another startling move. It is a re-J
duction of $0 per ton, made in the price of
steel plates. Manufacturers who come in
competition with this firm are angry, and
Bay their trade will be greatly injured.
Chairman AbDott explains why a reduction
was made. Bis explanation, however, is
not at all satisfactory to the other steel
makers. The cut may materially affect
wages based on a sliding scale.
Carnegie, Fhipps & Co. have caused an
other sensation, and a big one, which, it is
said, will place all other firms who produce
steel at their mercy. A seemingly sweeping
reduction in prices has just been made, and
when the great Homestead works are started
to-day or to-morrow steel plates will be
quoted at $6 per ton less than the price when
the mill was closed.
This is considered by manufacturers as
one of the largest, if not the largest, cut in
prices that has of late years been made in
the iron and steel trade, and leaves the SI 50
a ton cut by the Thomas Iron Company re
cently, which caused such a stir in manu
facturing circles, away down in the shade.
In addition to the reduction in the price
for steel plates, it is also said that the prices
on everything produced by this company
have been cut down; but this information
cannot yet be verified. The first part of the
big news was
Kept Very Qnlcfi
but several of the manufacturers who come
in competition with Carnegie, Phipps &
Co., learned of it yesterday afternoon
through some of their customers, and it
almost took- their breath away, as it cer
tainly made several of them turn pale.
By this move Mr. Andrew Carnegie will
undoubtedly control the steel trade of the
country, and fix the prices, and all com
petitors will be compelled to either make
and sell nothing at all or dispose of their
product at the prices arranged by this con
cern. Several large firms are very seriously
affected by this move, and they are also very
indignant and unable predict anything but
great injury to their interests, and the loss
of considerable money before the close of
Crippled by tho Scale.
All the firms directly affected by this re
duction, with but one exception, have signed
the Amalgamated Association scale for the
year ending June 30, 1890. Carnegie,
Phipps & Co., as already stated,
have signed a sliding scale,
which gives them an advantage
over all competitors. Their Homestead mill
will be started in full either to-day or to
morrow, and the men are perfectly satisfied,
as has been reported, with the terms of the
By these, terms the Carnegie firm will
have a slight advantage over other concerns
during the balance of this year, and, on
January 1, when a change is made in the
sliding scale, based on the average selling
price during the previous six months, the
other firms will have an advantage over the
Carnegie firm only if the average selling
price of steel billets is greater than ?26 CO
llow It Reaches Wages.
By this great cut in prices, started so
early, there is every indication that if it
can be maintained, the average selling price
will not be $26 60 and will probably hug
the $25 mark, the minimum price in the
Chairman W. L. Abbott, of Carnegie,
Fhipps & Co., was spoken to on the subject
lya Dispatch reporter last night and
asked if the report was true that they had
made a reduction in prices.
Mr. Abbott admitted that a reduction had
been made in the price of their product, but
added: "We are merely following the
market and making a price that it will
stand; nothing more."
The firms directly interested by this move
are Jones & Laughlins, the Spang Steel and
Jron Company, Moorhead, McCleane& Co.,
Shoenberger & Co., and Oliver Bros. &
Phillips, all of this city, and the Junction
Iron and Steel Company, ot Mingo Junc
tion, all of which firms have signed the
straight Amalgamated Association scale,
with the exception of Shoenberger & Co.,
and, as stated yesterday, this firm has
Decided Not to Sign,
unless it can get as good terms as Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. (a material reduction), and a
eliding scale running for a period of three
One of the members of a large firm that is
affected by the cut was seen yesterday, and
"I have just learned positively that Car
negie, Phipps & Co. have reduced the prices
on plates $G per ton, and I understand, but
will not give as authentic, that a general re
duction in prices was made on everything
that the firm produces, at the Homestead
mill, and on some of the products of the
Union Iron Mills. This action on their part
is outrageous! They will, of course,
Control the Iflnrlirt,
and their Competitors will be perfectly help
less. If the demand for steel plates exceeds
their output, then we will have achance to
ell something; but will have to meet the
prices made by the Carnegie firm. I do not
see how we can do it at present wages, and
will not venture a prediction as to the re
sult, as the thing came on us so suddenly
that we did not have time to think. I may
have something more to say later, alter
having considered the matter."
Another manufacturer, when spoken to on
the subject, said: "It is diabolical, and I
cannot understand why such a big reduction
has been made."
GAS FBOM NAPHTHA.-
The Standard Makes the Latter at Its Lima
Refinery and From It Mnkes tho
Former Attempts to Buy
Up Gas Plants.
Lima, July 18. The working of the
Standard's Solar Refinery, which has al
ways been very mysterious, has been re
vealed to your correspondent, It has been
a question whether they made illumi
nating oil out of Lima oil or not.
The revelation settles the fact that
it is a fine quality of naphtha
that the Solar makes. The naphtha made
from Iiima oil is very cheap, and is used in
the manufacture of artificial gas. A syndi
cate, composed mostly of Standard men, has
been organized to buy up gas plants and
furnish cheaper gas than the old companies.
The reported English syndicate which was
going to buy out the Chicago gas companies
should have been styled a Stand
ard syndicate. Agents of the Stand
ard have gone to"1 Chicago and
Detroit to negotiate for the gas companies'
plants in those cities, and if not successful
in purchasing, will try to establish new
companies. The process by which the syndi
cate expects to make cheap gas has been
tested here for more than a year by the Lima
Gas Light Company, of which Calvin S.
Brice is principal stockholder. The gas is
of very fine quality, much superior to the
old coal gas and burns brighter.
LABOR INTERESTS ONE.
Mr. Powderly Explains a Circular ns Only
Inculcating the Fraternal Idea.
Chicago, July 18. The only matter of
general interest in the great mass of business
disposed of to-day by the K. of L. Execu
tive Committee was the leasing of
the coal mine owned by the
organization near Cannelsburg, Ind.
The mine was let to the present lessees. Mr.
Powderly, this evening, emphasized the
statement made by him on his arrival in
this city in reference to a circular which, it
is said, suggests an amalgamation of all the
"The jjeople who are talking most about
this." said Mr. Powderly, "know the least
of it. There is an impression that the
Knights oi Labor is only one of many differ
ent associations. Everybody ought to know
that the Knights of "Labor is a general
association of all trades and crafts. Within
the Knights ofXabor, and composed of its
members, these other bodies, such as the
Federation of Labor, the Federation of
Kailway Employes and others sprung
up. There is of necessity
nothing inimicable in their rela
tions, but as there began to exist an idea
that if a man belonged to a trade's associa
tion he was opposed to the Knights of La
bor and vice versa, the chiefs of all these
bodies prepared a circular stating the fact
that they were, and would be expected, to
work in harmony. There was no intention
of fusing the organizations. That idea is all
HE TOOK THE BOLL.
The Manager of a New Tork Poolroom
Leaves With the Cash.
rKPECTAL TEI.EOBAX TO TUB DI6FATCTT.1
New York, July 18. There was an
angry crowd this afternoon in the poolroom
owned by a man named Hall, at 80 Park
row, on account of the disappearance of
Benny Faulk, the manager, with the bank
roll. The book had been hit to the extent
of about $800 up to the fourth race, when
Faulk left the rooms, savins that he had
got to get a $1,000 bill changed. -He went
without his hat or coat and failed to return.
Jake Cohen, better known as "Blackie,"
was taking in all the money he could get on
the fifth race, and as it came he handed it
over to the cashier who paid out on the
other races. When the operator sung out
that Bizpah was first and Ernest second in
the filth race, there was no more money in
the box. An explanation was demanded
and Blackie said that Faulk had gone with
the money, and that they would have to de
fer the paying of all bets until morning,
when all would be right It was said that
the mysterious Mr. Hall was worth $30,000,
and that if he did not make good all bets
why Cohen would do it himself.
A HOT WEATHER SENSATION.
Sidney Do Kar Blackballed br a New Tork
rer-EciAi. telegram to the msPATcn.i
Kzw York, July 18. The special elec
tion held at the Bepublican Club to-night
produced a hot weather sensation in the
blackballing of Lawyer Sidney De Kay.
Mr. De Kay lives at New Bright, S. L,
is a brother-in-law of Bichard Watson
Gilder, and brother of Charles De Kay, the
poet and editor, who is a mugwump po
litically. He was proposed for membership by John
S. Smith, of the State League of Bepub
lican Clubs, and seconded by Philip Cross
and ex-Judge Gedney. All three vouched
for the fact that he was a good square Be
publican. FOR AMEEICAN WORKMEN.
Glass Manufacturers Against Advancing
Wages and Favor More Apprentices.
NetvYoek, July 18. At the semi
annual meeting of the Eastern Association
of Glass Manufacturers to-day the demands
of the workmen both in regard to wages and
the limitation of apprentices were con
sidered and the association decided very
strenuously to resist. The meeting also de
cided that in the future the manufacturers
shall insist that American boys be allowed
to learn the trade instead of importing
foreigners when there is a scarcity of work
men in this country.
Lincoln Visits tho Ameiican Team.
London, July 18. Mr. Lincoln, the
United States Minister, visited the camp of
the Massachusetts riflemen at Wimbledon
to-dav, and was accorded a hearty reception.
The American team afterward visited the
Crystal Palace. They go to Paris on Sat
urday, and will sail from Liverpool for
home on July 31.
Sir Jnllnn Goes Home.
Washington, July 18. Sir Julian
Fanncelote, British Minister to the United
State, visited the State Department to-day
and bade adieu to the officials for a season.
He sails from New York on the Etruria for
England. He will return to Washington
in October, bringing his family with him.
Counterfeiters Broken Up.
Datton, July 18. Secret Service Officer
Bell captured $25,000 in bogus money to
day, two miles from here, and Beveral of the
counterfeiters. Guyon, the principal, es
caped, firing at the officers as he went
The Enrl of Fife to he a Dnkr.
London, July 18. It is officially an
nounced that the Queen will confer a Duke
dom upon the Earl of FKe. who is to marry
Princess Louise of Wales.
SUICIDE AND MtfBDEB.
Mrs. Gilchrist, of Youngstovro, Drowns
Herself and Two Children A Loss
ofS330 the Probable Cause
Tier Ilnsband's Story.
Youngstown, July 18. The drowned
body of a "woman in whose arms were two
lifeless children, both girls, was found
early this morning in Yankee run, a small
stream six miles north of this city. It was
apparent from the position in which they
were found that the woman had first
drowned the children and then deliberately
lain down in the shallow stream until death
came. The water was less than ten inches
deep. Late this afternoon it was learned
that the remains were those of the wife and
children of William Gilchrist, a stone
mason residing on West Wood street, who
identified them by the descriptions given.
Mr. Gilchrist said that his wife and the
two girls, 7 and 4 years of age, left him on
Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Hansel, in
Sharon, and he expected to receive a letter
from his wife this morning, but none com
ing, he decided to go to Sharon to-night and
ascertain what was the matter. Mrs. Gil
christ and her two children were seen ves
terday in the vicinity of where the bodies
were found and stopped at a farmhouse,
where they were given something to eat
About 7 o'clock last night they were met by
two ladies in that locality who, noticing
that they were tired, tendered them hospi
tality of their home. Mrs. Gilchrist de
clined, stating that she intended to walk to
Hubbard and take the train for her home in
Youngstown. As far as known this is the
last seen of them alive.
Mr. Gilchrist said this afternoon that he
had $550 in the house, and on Tuesday his
wife said she would place it a bank, but he
had made inquiries and was unable to find
it He believes that she carried the money
with her, and that it was either lost or
stolen on the train, and that the loss affected
her until she became demented, and finally
drowned herself and the children. There
were no marks of violence on the bodies.and
the theory advanced by the husband seems
to be the only solution of the matter. A
daughter 12 years old was left at home with
her father. Mr. Gilchrist to-night positive
ly identified the bodies, and had them
brought here and prepared for burial. He
states that theyWere married 15 years ago,
and their domestic life has been a happy
one in every respect Mr. Gilchrist is an
industrious mechanic, and sustains an ex
A HEARTLESS WIFE.
She GWes ITer Old Husband Arsenfc nnd
Calmly Awaits Ills Death.
rsrEciAi. tei eobam to toe DisrATcn.i
Toronto, O., July 18. A story of a ter
rible poisoning case has just reached here
from Cobourg. George Breeze, aged 60
years, an industrious workingman, lived
with his second wife, who is about 30 years
old, near Brighton, and Lena a 10-year old
daughter of his first wife. About a week
ago he died and his wife told the neighbors
that he had committed suicide with rat
poison, saying that he was tired of life, and
dying in her arms. This story was not cred
ited by some and an inquest was held.
Lena, the daughter, told ner -story, con
cocted by the woman, and persisted in it
for several days. At length she divulged
the terrible secret.
One evening, she said, her mother told
her not to eat any of the berries provided
for tea, as she had put rat poison in them to
get rid of her husband. Breeze ate the ber
ries, was taken sick and at different times
subsequently he was given water, and a
biscuit which his wife had dosed with ar
senic. For five nlghtsnnd four days Breeze
was dying. He suffered intense agony, his
wife all the time displaying the utmost in
difference to his condition and refusing to
call a doctor. When Breeze died he was
alone in his bedroom and his wife and
daughter were down stairs waiting for him
The Coroner's jury found Nellie Breeze
guilty of the murder ot her husband and
she is under arrest
A SUCCESS IN ETERI WAI.
The Glassblowers Convention Holds Its
Last Session at Atlantic City.
ISFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO T1IE DISFATCII.3
Atlantic City, N. J., July 18. The
glassblowers' convention of District No.
143, west of the Alleghenies, adjourned to
night, and most of the delegates left for
home. A delegation of them will hold a
consultation with President James Camp
bell, of the Window Glassworkers Asso
ciation, for the purpose of settling several
matters of interest to both organizations.
Arringtonwas re-elected President of 143,
to serve during the coming year, when it is
more than probable that both organizations
will be merged and Coffey placed at the
head of the whole association.
The convention has been a success in
every particular, and the result: accom
plished will be of great service, to the craft
during the coming year.
SUICIDE BY HIS CHILDREN'S GRAVES.
A Disconsolate Father Concludes He Has
Nothing to Live For.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.!
New Yoek, July 18. James Coupland,
of Amityville, 43 years old, attempted sui
cide about 6 o'clock this evening by shoot
ing himself by the graves of four of his
children in Greenwood Cemetery. He will
die. Mr. Coupland was formerly a pros-
fierous fish dealer in Fulton Market, and
ived in a fine house, which he owned,
in Brooklyn. Three years ago his
14-year-old son, Edward, was accidentally
shot and killed. Within a month from this
occurrence three of his other children sick
ened and died, and it is thought that his
mind has never recovered from this shock.
Soon afterward he sold out his fish stand
in Fulton Market and also his Brooklyn
AN ERIE OFFICER SnOT.
Detective Golden Fatally Wounded Whllo
Handling a Revolver.
Erie, July 18. Hubert Golden, detective
on the Erie police force, was fatally shot
to-day. He and another officer had gone to
the Pittsburg docks to quell a riot and
while returning stopped at the camp of the
Beaver Falls Fishing Club. Louis Craft
one of the campers, exhibited his revolver,
and while handing it to the officer uninten
tionally discharged it The ball pierced the
lung. The officer was one of the best on
Salllvnn'a Abettors Give Ball.
PtJEns, July 18 The employes of Bich's
sawmill were arraigned to-day for
aiding and abetting the Kil
rain fight They pleaded not guilty and
were held in bonds of $250 each. Mr. Bich
and two local merchants went on their
bond. John Fitzpatrick, referee, and Bud
Benaud and Pat Duffy, managers of the
excursion and the prize fight, gave bail in
the sum of $1,500 each.
An ineffectual effort was made by process
of court to secure the $2,000 bet by Sullivan
and Kilrain. Charges will be preferred
against Sheriff Coward for receiving a
bribe. The Sheriff denies the charge.
Pulllvnn oa the St. Lawrence.
Utica, July 18. A special from Ogdens
burjr says that John L. Sullivan, accompa
nied by William Muldoonl passed down the
St Lawrence this morning on the Boyal
Mail Line steamer Passport, en route to
PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1889.
THE GREED OF GOLD
Causes a family of Brothers anil
Sisters to Forget Their Duty.
A KEFINED AND CULTURED LADI
Gives Up Oyer One-Fourth of a Handsome
Fortune Rather Than to
HATE HEE GOOD NAME TARNISHED.
How She Talari It Has Gone loo Fir.iand Asks the
Law to Protect Her. ,
The sad spectacle of a refined and cultured
lady being ob liged to go into court 'With a
complaint that her own brothers and sisters
have for some time been blackmailing her,
is to be seen in Duchess county, N. Y. The
plaintiff cla ims that $110,000 out of $400,000
left her by her deceased mother, has been
forced from her by her relatives, who threat
ened to blast her good name t she didn't
divide her wealth with them.
rsrXCIAIi TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Newbtjbo, N. Y., July 18. A ease in
volving over a quarter of a million in money
and the good name of a refined and cultured
lady, has just been launched in the Supreme
Court of Duchess county, and when given
to the public for tho first time, through these
dispatches, will create the greatest sensation
known in this section of the State for a long
time. The parties interested are very re
spectable, members of churches and business
men of integrity.
The action is the outcome of alleged
fraud, as practiced by the defendants upon
a lady who did not discover her rights in
the matter until $110,000 of an estate valued
at $400,000 had .been given up. The action
is brought to recover the sum paid out, and
Judge Barnard has issued orders of arrest
against some of the defendants.
a family at tab.
The suit is entitled Mary L. Mowalt,
plaintiff, against Theodore O., Augustus W.
Wines, B. and John M. Mowett, Hester C.
McFarland, Adelia Hopper and Nicholas
her husband, and Helen B. Saunt These
are sisters, brothers, and a brother-in-law of
the late James C. Mowatt, of Matteawan,
Duchess county, opposite this city.
Miss Mowatt, the plaintiff, has retained
Counsellor John M. Gardner, of Newburg,
to prosecute the case; She is a lady of 45
years, and has a commanding presence.
She is not handsome, but what she lacks in
looks the makes up in refinement and
culture. She speaks several different
languages fluently, among them Spanish.
SI The whole Mowatt family are of Scotch
descent, and for many years have held an
enviable place in the" community at Fish
kill and .Matteawan. The trouble ensued
shortly after the death of James C. Mowatt,
which event occurred March 25, 1888. He
TEEY SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS,
and died leaving an estate worth about
$400,000. His sister, Mary L. Mowatt, was
appointed his sole executrix and legatee.
Although he had several brothers and sis
ters living at Matteawan, Brooklyn and
elsewhere, he had, it is claimed, singled out
his sister Mary as his favorite. He educated
her and spent mush of his time with
her in Mexico, where his business as a
manufactory was located. He also traveled
abroad much in her company, and in va
rious other ways gave strong evidence of his
favoritism to her over any ot the rest of his
kin. It was not thought, therefore, strange,
nor was it unexpected, that he should leave
his estate to her. He made his will in 1864,
devising all he had to her, and on the 18th
of June following the will was admitted to
probate in the Surrogate's Court of Duchess
county. He was, as the complaint says, a
man of unusually sound mindand executive
business tact and Judgment, and he acquired
his fortune through his own efforts.
A SYSTEM OP BLACKMAIL.
The will was probated, but the complaint
charges that the two brothers, Augustus H.,
of Matteawan, and Theodore C, of Pough
keepsie, together with Nicholas Hopper, of
Fishkill Landing, conspired together at
various times to fraudulently intimidate
and force the legatee to make an eqnal di
vision ot the estate to and among all the
heirs of the deceased, which were eight in
number. She says an instrument drawn up
by Lawyer Cook was presented to her, which
released her claim as the legatee, and which
divided the estate, share and share alike,
and she signed the document under the
threat that disclosures would be made that
would subject her to everlasting infamy and
disgrace, as well as her deceased brother.
To a lady of refined sensibilities the
threats made by her relatives seem to have
had effect, and her signature was thus pro
cured to the document before she took coun
sel upon her rights. Through this means
she alleges that $110,000 have been fraudu
lently taken from her, although the state
ments thus made in secret were basely false.
Being thus frightened into
SAVING HEE REFUTATION
and character, she says she at once made
over, among the seven heirs named, the sum
There also remains about $200,000 worth
of business property in Mexico yielding an
annual income of about $20,000, which the
defendauts have been collecting during the
past year. But this supply has now been
cutoff through this action, which has also
been brought to restrain them from collect
ing it and from interfering with the Mexi
can property ia any way. Of the sum
named, Miss Mowatt says she first drew
$43,000 in cash from the Quassik National
Bank, this city, and the Test has been made
up or securities convertible into cash.
The testator was a man of great executive
ability, and eminently qualified to make a
will. It was drawn according to law, and
in the form prescribed by law. Judge
Barnard has issued orders of arrest for the
two brothers, Augustus H. and Thomas C.
Mowatt, and Nicholas Hopper, the brother-in-law.
The latter is a prominent officer in
the Methodist Church at Fishkill Landing
and a retired merchant One of the de
fendants lives at Elmsford, near Tarrytown,
one out West, and another in Brooklyn.
AN ABANDONED FACTORY.
Glass Workers' Resolutions Will Prevent Its
Being Opened for Bnstness.
New Castle, July 18. It is now pretty
generally settled that the Union Glass
SVorks, of this city, will not run during the
next fire. The resolutions passed in the glass
workers' convention at Pittsburg settled
the matter. Messrs. George Greer and
William Becker, of this city, were anions
to purchanse the works, but the resolutions
as passed will not permit a union man to
work in the factory until the entire indebt
edness of Forbes Holton to his former em
ployes is settled in full. The resolution
is looked upon by a number of
glass workers in this city as an unjust one.
Mr. Holton owed in the neighborhood of
$40,000, and no man in his right mind would
pay that much for the enure plant The
establishment will be sold at Sneriff's sale
in this city August 2. The works, when
running, employs 100 hands.
Diphtheria in Xrxr Castle.
New Castle, July 18. Four children
of Bobert McCracken, near this city, have
died within a week of diphtheria. Others
in the family have the disease.
STABS m THE FLAG.
Division of Pnbllc Property and Obliga
tions Between North and Sooth
Dakota a Difficult Matter
Judges and Edu
cation. Bismarck, July 18. A great many
things were discussed in the convention to
day, including abolition of the lahsr black
list and of trusts. A resolution to establish
boards of arbitration to settle differences be
tween employer and employe was also in
troduced. The joint commission for the
division of 'property between the States
of North and South Dakota met again
to-day, but is still a long way from an
agreement as to the basis of division. They
are now far apart as to facts as well as to the
method ot dividing. The dispute is now
over which of tho two sections has re
ceived most from the Government It
will be some time before the joint
commission agree, as an azreement
cannot be reached without a majority of
each commission. The Committee on Leg
islative Apportionment is embarrassed by
the delay of the convention in settling the
question whether the legislative power shall
rest with one or two bodies, and deciding
upon the number to be elected.
An Olympia dispatch says the convention'
has decided on five instead of three judges,
with power given to the Legislature to in
crease the number. A proposition for mi
nority representation on the Supreme bench
was defeated by a party, vote. A Bepubli
can conference on United States Senator
ships will take place to-morrow, but it is
virtually settled one will be chosen from the
eastern part of the State and the other from
A. dispatch from Helena, Mont, says:
Mr. Bickards, Chairman of the Committee
on Education, reported on Byan, article
nine, of the constitution of '98, providing
for the maintenance ot a general system of
public schools free for all children from 6 to
20 years, with three months as the mini
mum school term in each district
A TEXT WITH MODERN TRIMMINGS,
Gennlne Sensation Caused br a Preacher
Who Drew Local Conclusions.
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
S chaefferstown , July 18. The Key.
S. Ilcrnel, of the Bed Forest Church, cre
ated a sensation last Sunday morning. His
sermon to a large congregation was entirely
unexpected, and the pastor's impassioned
wards will be the subject of talk for months
to come. After reading a portion of the
thirty-eighth chapter of Genesis, the
pastor proceeded to - speak upon
the sin of the woman "Tamar."
He said: "The unwomanly act of Tamar
was a sin then in the sight of God, and such
conduct now is equally a sin. Christian
people abhor all the modern Tamars. If a
woman rants to be wedded she must take
no part in offering herself to any man.- The
man must first note her virtues and her
good qualities, nnd she will be sought for in
The sensation was caused in a strict local
application of the Biblical story. When
the pastor had concluded, he dismissed the
congregation at once amid the most intense
excitement No names were mentioned,
but all present knew who was meant The
old farmer who was accused moved
sullenly to his carriage .and drove
away without a word. The wom
an took the back path up the hill
alone. Publio sympathy is with her. There
is to be a congregational meeting soon to
take the matter in hand, but there is a
rumor that the old man will marry the
woman. If he does it is likely the subject
will be droppl, and the church will do
what it can' to "raise them once more into
favor among the congregation.
IN LOYE WITH A BABI FACE.
A New Castle Woman rinds Her Husband la
Chlcngo, Only to Lose Him Again.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Chicago, July 18. For nearly a week
past Mrs. George C. Hagan, of New Castle,
Pa., has been seen about he detectives'
headquarters in the rotunda of the City
Hall. Her business here has been to find
her husband, who eloped some time ago
with Bachel Vogau, the family servant
girl. Detectives found Hagan had recently
purchased a $3,500 interest in a confection
ery store on Wabash avenue, where tho
servant girl was known as his niece. At
Hagan's apartments the girl was introduced
as his wife. Mrs. Hagan, on her arrival
here last Saturday, went directly to the
store, and the customers thought thai a cy
clone had suddenly burst upon them. "Miss
Nellie Hagan" was none other than the
servant, Bachel Vogan.
Mrs. Hagan, in telling her story to-day,
said that she married Hagan 17 years ago.
She furnished her husband with funds to
start a shoe business, but he left her and a
pleasant tome for a servant girl whose only
recommendation is her baby lace. "I'll tell
you how it was he got away again," she
said. "On Monday I saw him again, and
he began to talk nice and tell me he knew
he had done wrong, and said he had
sent the girl away and would never
see her again. I believed him. I
theught we could make up and go back
home again, so I said: 'Let's go out to the
park and talk it over. I can't talk here
without crying.' I had left my shawl at
the store and wanted him to go back with
me. He said he would wait for me. I went
for my shawl, and when I got it he was
gone. They went to Omaha. He had to
stop there to get a draft cashed, but I have
telegraphed to the chief of police to arrest
WANAMAKER'S OCEAN BEST OPEN.
A Summer Resort for Members of tho Post
master General's Philadelphia Church.
ISPECtAL TE1EGBAM TO TUX DXSFATCIt.1
Ocean City, N. J., July 18. Postmas
ter General Wanamaker's Ocean Best, a
seaside summer resort for the Bethany Pres
byterian Church, of which he is Sunday
School Superintendent, was opened to-day.
The Ocean Best is beautifully located, about
a mile from the town, and commands an ex
tensive view of the ocean aud-surrounding
country. In architecture it is of modern
design, with the interior furnished through
out in terra cotta and hard oil finish.
Members of the church will be boarded at
a small compensation. The cottage will ac
commodate about 50 persons. It will be in
charge of two matrons, and remain open
until October. Any expenses will be borne
by the congregation, although the managers
expect it to be self-sustaining.
TWO POOR OLD MAIDS.
They Preferred Death to a Llfo of Single
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Point Pleasant, W. Va., July 18.
Annata and Miriam Boggs, maidens, sisters,
living just over the line in Jackson county,
committed suicide last Tuesday by taking
arsenic. They left a letter signed jointly
saying there was nothing in life for old
maids and that they were tired of it
The sisters were in fair circumstances but
had no relatives livingg.
Miners Refuse to Go to Work.
Bbazil, Ind., July 18. A secret ballot
has been taken in the block coal region to
determine whether the miners should resume
work at the prices offered by the operators
70 and 75 cents a ton. The returns are
rot complete, but enough has been received
to indicate that the proposition to go to
work was defeated by at least & to X.
PREPARING THE CALL
General Mahone Seeks Senator Quay's
. Advice on Conducting
THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA.
No Interference From the National Execu
A PROTECTIVE TARIFF THE ISSUE.
Big ImproTcments Btlnjr Made on the Ohio Hirer by
The National Executive Committee has
decided that it will not take an active part
in General Mahone's campaign in Virginia,
as defeat would reflect too severely upon its
political -wisdom. An endeavor is being
made to reconcile the two Bepublican fac
tions .in the Old Dominion and to unite
them under the protection binner.
rSFECIAZ. TEtEQBAX TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington-, -July38. Senator Quay
made a busy day of it, but as his business
took him for the most part away from his
hotel he was not besieged with Cillers, and
was not forced to shut the doors on all
comers. Early in the forenoon the Senator
and Private Secretary Leach took a drive
about the northwest section of the city and
looked at several large houses that are for
rent, but no selection has yet been made,
and it is probable the completion of the do
mestic arrangements will be left for a future
The Senator and his Secretary called at
thePostofiice Department, -the Department
of Justice and the Treasury Department,
partly to say a friendly word to a number of
high officials, one of whom was Colonel
Holliday, Commissioner oi Customs, and
partly in the interest of some minor appoint
ments,'but in regard to these no definite ac
tion was taken, and therefore nothing could
be said about them.
.PLANNING TIIE CAMPAIGN.
This evening the Senator went outdriv
ing. At 9 o'clock Clarkson, Dudley and
Fessenden, of Connecticut, joined him in
his rooms at the Arlington. A little later
General Mahone and the sub-committee of
five, appointed at the recent meeting of the
Virginia Bepublican Committee to confer
with. the National Executive Committee in
regard to the conduct of the campaign, came
for a consultation and are still engagedin
advising with the Senator and his distin
The Mahone men were in consultation to
dav at Chamberlain's and drafted a call for
a State Convention, which it is proposed
the State Committee will issue to the people
of Virginia. It is in regard to the form and
language of this address that the conference
is being held this evening. It was finally
concluded to-day that it wouldn't be judi
cious for the National Executive Committee
to issue the call for the State Convention, as
that Would be a rather extreme, interference
with -the politics of the State, which, in the
event of disaster, might reflect on the wis
dom of the National Executive Committee.
It is well to say that there was no call issued
for a meeting of the Executive Committee.
The conference is informal, and merely in
the way of affording the Virginians the ben
efit of the experience of men versed in the
management of State and national politics.
A DISCBEET CALL.
The call for a convention will be in the
nature of an address to the people, reciting
discreetly the complaints that have been
made against old methods of holding the
primaries and controlling State conventions
and prescribing methods which will tend to
give vent to a free expression of the will of
the people in the election of delegates. It
is believed that the conference of this even
ing will result in the construction of a call
that will be satisfactory to both the Mahone
and anti-Mahone factions, and that they
will be brought together to work for the
success of the party in the interest of a pro
It is probable the call will be submitted
to the anti-Mahone men now in the city pre
vious to its i substance being given to the
One thing in controversy among the Vir
ginians is as to who shall sign the creden
tials of the delegates to the State Conven
tion. One of the Mahone adherents said at
a very late hour that he thought this would
be settled by having the credentials signed
by the Chairmen of the various county con
ventions. At midnight General Brady said
he thought that the result ot the commit
tee's deliberations would be to secure har
monious action in the next campaign.
Senator Quay hopes to be able to leave to
morrow afternoon for Philadelphia, bnt
isn't yet certain of his departure.
IHPB0YING THE OHIO.
Making; a Safe Channel for Conl Boats Over
the Londonvlllo Falls, .
rsrlCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, July 18. The report
that Major Stickney, the Engineering Of
ficer in charge of the improvement on the
lo wer Ohio river and its tributaries, says in
regard to the Portland canal at the falls for
the Ohio, at Loudonville: "The plant of
enlarging the upper portion is ready, and
work will begin as soon as the stages of
water will permit About 90,000 cubic feet
of rocks is to be removed. The contract for
constructing the new canal wall has been
renewed and the wall will be completed
about the 1st of October.
Major Stickneysays it is probable work
will begin daring the year on that portion
of the new canal not included within the
existing contract A modification of the
projeet for enlarging the head of the canal
has been submitted to the Board of Engi
neer Officers in connection with the im
provement on the Indiana chute. Three
hundred thousand dollars is asked for the
continuation of the work of enlarging the
canal basin for the next year. It has been
impracticable to do any work on the falls of
the Ohio during the year, on account of
the continuous high water.
A project for making a channel sufficient
to take coal tows oyer the falls at the lowest
stages of water is under consideration, and
another meeting of the board of officers
will be held to consider it If this could
be accomplished, it would relieve the canal
of tbe coal business, and reserve it for other
commercial business. One hundred thou
sand dollars is asked for next year's work
on the falls. The canal was closed for 46
days during high water. Excavations at
the lower end of the canal which have been
delayed by the high water, will probably
begin this month.
Treasury Omees for Pennsylvania.
Washington, July 18. The Secretary
of the Treasury has appointed E. M. S.
Young, ot Pennsylvania, to be chief of a
division of the Sixth Auditor's Office, and
William M. Henry, of Pennsylvania, to be
chief of a division in the Second Control
ler's Office, vice William J. Neil, resigned.
Chinese In Transit.
Washington, July 18. The Secretary
of the Treasury has decided to ask the
Attorney General for an opinion as to tho
right of Chinese to pass in transit through
United States territory.'
jaoksonand polxU CARDINAL'S BOOK.
The Educators Honor the Great Gran A
or the one and- the widow of ue Primate of the Catholic Church
Nashville, July 18. Secretary Can
field aroused much enthusiasm in an appro
priate speech informing the Educational
Convention and President Marble that a
great grandson of "Old Hickory" Jackson
was yesterday born at the Hermitage, and
that the child had been named Albert
Marble Jackson, in honor of the President
of the association.
A committee of one delegate from each
State and Territory and Canada was ap
pointed to call upon Mrs. James K. Polk
and convey to her the respects and compli
ments of the association. At 4 o'clock the
Polk mansion, filled with its mementoes of
historical interest, was thrown open to the
reception of a committee of 75. Mrs. Polk,
still beantifnl and strong in her 87th year,
stood in the west parlor for an hour and- re
ceived, with a pleasant word, each guest as
they were presented by General Eaton, of
Ohio. Mrs. Polk was assisted in the recep
tion by her daughter, Mrs. Hall; her grand
daughter. Miss Fall; Miss Clara Conway, of
Tennessee; Mrs. James H. Canfield, of
Kansas; Mrs. Colonel Parker, of Illinois,
and others. Mrs. Polk requested your
correspondent to convey to the country her
congratulations, or to uie her own words, "I
am very well, indeed, and feel highly
honored to receive the educators of America,
I look upon the teachers of our land most
kindly, as people descrying of the highest
Secretary Canfield has been tendered an
important Government position, which he
has declined in favor of his work in the
State University of Kansas.
At to-day's session, Hon. John Jay, of
New York, quoted Prof. Dwight, President
of Columbia College law school, "that it is
well settled by the decisions of the leading
States of the Union that Christianity is a
part of the common law ot the State."
W. H. Payne, of Nashville, said that ed
ucation has become a function of the State,
and, as the tendency of the Government, the
general tendency is toward universal educa
tion, supervised and controlled by legisla
tion. The need for a complete education in
High Schools was discussed in the after
noon. The exhibit of school work in the Hall of
Bepresentatives at the Capitol is the finest
ever seen in this city, including, as it does,
every class of work from primary schools
and kindergarten work to that of more ad
vanced scholars in schools and colleges.
The most attractive is that from the State of
Oregon, which consists mainly of drawings
of public school children, and is conceded
by all to be the finest in the hall. The kin
dergarten exhibits are also very extensive
THE JCSI0R MECHANICS ADJOURN.
Officers Elected, and Wllllamsport Selected
as the Next Place of Meeting-.
ISFECIAZ. TELEGBAM TO TBS DISFATCH.1
Haemsbueg, July 18. The State
Council of the Junior Order of United
American Mechanics to-day adopted the
following resolutions: Providing that any
council selling intoxicating liquors at its
entertainments shall iorfeit its charter. The
resolution asking that Congress enact a law
compelling a foreigner to remain a longer
term of years than now before naturaliza
tion, and that measures be taken to restrict
the admission into this country of hordes of
criminals and paupers from Europe, was
referred to the Committee on Objects of the
,lt haying been stated at the meeting of
the State Council that the reports of rob
beries of bodies of the dead at Johnstown
were untrue, a member of the order from
that place remarked that an American Me
chanic who was on guard after the flood
captured a Hungarian who had in his
pocket five human fingers containing rings
cut from the hands of drowned people.
Officers were elected as follows: Bepre
sentatives to National Council, Peter llerk
myer, Slatington; I. "V. Bobbins, Wilkes
barrc; State Warden, A. J. Laubenstein,
Philadelphia; State Sentinel, G. W. Eow
Williamsport was selected as the next
place of meeting. The terms of subordinate
councils were increased from three to six
months. The number of representatives to
the State Council from subordinate councils
was reduced from two to one. The State
Council, having completed its business, ad
ONE WAI TO EN0CK HIM OUT.
A Novrly Appointed Postmaster lias a Queer
Chnrce to Meet.
rSPECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCIT.l
Birmingham, Ala., July 18. The Be
publican postmaster of Birmingham, Bobert
L. Houston, is charged with throwing
spoiled eggs at Bepublican speakers. The
charge is made by Bepublicans who were
displeased by Houston's appointment. The
charge will be brought to the attention of the
Senate next winter, and Republican Sen
ators will be asked not to confirm Houston's
appointment One night last summer two
rival political meetings, were held in the
streets of this city. Prominent Bepublicans
were addressing a crowd of their followers,
when the Democrats got up a meeting on
the opposite corner. The Bepublican speak
ers were pelted with rotten eggs, 'which
came from several directions, and the meet
ings broke up in a row, during which sev
eral shots were fired, but no one was hurt
B. L. Houston, now postmaster, is a
young man, and is known as "one of the
boys." He was in one of the crowds on the
night mentioned, and since his appointment
a) postmaster a number or Bepublicans
have charged that he is a Democrat, and
was one of the men who threw rotten eggs.
The charge is on file in Washington, and
will be used against Houston' in the Senate
to prevent his confirmation, if possible.
RATES ON HARD COAL.
Appeal Cases to bo Heard by Chairman
Walker, ot the Inter-State Association.
Chicago, July 18. Chairman Walker,
of the Inter-State Commerce Bailway Asso
ciation, announces that the Executive
Board will meet next Thursday and hear
two applications from the Chicago, St Paul
and Kansas City road. One of these is a
request to put into effect the special com
modity rates from Chicago to Des Moines
and St Joseph and intermediate points; the
other is'an application for the privilege of
adopting the Chicago basis of rates on hard
coal between Duluth and Southwestern
Missouri river points.
Both of these propositions came before the
Board of Managers last week, and as the
managers failed to agree an appeal was
taken to the Executive Board.
AN ORIGINAL HARRISON MAN
To Beeelvo Ills Revrnrd as Purveyor of the
i Port of Philadelphia.
(SPECIAL TELEQKAM TO TUX DISPATCn.1
Philadelphia, July 18. Captain
Lewis Walters, of Phcenixville, will be ap
pointed to succeed John M. Campbell as
Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia, when
the' term o! the latter expires. His appoint
ment is directly due to the influence of Sen
Captain Walters, who bad been a candi
date for the position of Naval officer here,
was a delegate to the National Convention,
and voted for Harrisoa ia every ballot that
V.. ' in America Writes on
BEAK TO CHRISTIANS..
One Heritage of Faith and IU Superiority
to Pagan Errors.
FD5DAMEXTAL TROTHS EASILY SEES
In the Christian Lfcht Giien to Illumine the Fathvay
An interesting and instructive book,
written by Cardinal Archbishop Gibbons,
is now in the hands of the printer. It is
designed not for professional free-thinkers,
but for the large classes that is only nega
tively Christian. The Cardinal combats
errors born of paganism and unbelief, and
points out the better way.
Baltimore, July 18. Parts of the new
book, "Our Christian Heritage," written by
James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of
Baltimore, which will appear next October,
were bubmitted to an Associated Press re
porter this evening. This book is not
polemical. It does not deal with the con
troversies agitated since the reformation
nor aim at vindicating the claims of the
Catholic Church as superior to those of the
separated branches of Christianity. It has
nothing to say against any Christian de
nomination that still retains faitb in at
least the divine mission of Jesus Christ
On the contrary, most of the topics treated
(Still find zealous advocates in Protestant
writers. Nor was it written in the hope of
influencing professional free-thinkers, ag
nostics and other avowed enemies of Chris
tianity, but those who, through association,
the absence of Christian training, a dis
torted education and pernicious reading,
have become estranged from the teachings
of the Gospel those who have never shared
in the Christian heritage of their fathers.
CHRISTIANITY AGAINST HEREST.
This book shows that such fundamental
truths underlying Christianity as the ex
istence, the providence and the omniscience
of God, the immortality of the soul, the
existence oi free will, and the essential dis
tinction between moral good and evil, are
all susceptible of being demonstrated by
our unaided reason, while they are made
still more luminous by the light of Chris
tian revelation. It furnishes Christians
with arguments to 'meet the sophistries ef
free thinkers, and seeks to enlighten the
sincere inquirers after truth.
To those who think Christianity has out
lived its day and is unsuited to our times,
and would fain supplant it by Buddhism,
which they regard as less exacting in its
tenets and as appealing to the highest as
pirations of man's nature, the Cardinal re
plies that there is no good feature in Budd
hism which is not eminently found in the
To show what blessings Christianity has
conferred on the human race, even in a
temporal point of view, the latter part of
this volume contains a series of chapters
exhibiting the superiority of Christian over
pagan civilization. Then there is an im
portant chapter on labor.
PROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM.
The Cardinal concludes the introduction,
with' this: --.,-
"How rapidly have the sectional hate and
fierce animosities engendered by onr late
Civil War been allayed ? In both Houses of
Congress and several of our State Legisla
tures are found to-day representatives who
fought against each other, but are now
framing laws for the welfare of our common
country. In passing from pagan to Chris
tian civilization we have emerged from
Egyptian bondage to the liberty of the
children of God. Let us no t grow weary
of the salutary restraints of Christian lite.
Let us not cast -wistful glances toward
Egypt, from whose bond we have been
rescued, nor long for its flesh-pots. Let us
glory in our Christian heritage, and. above
all, let us not be guilty of the mockery of
leading pagan lives while making pro
fession of Christianity."
CAUGHT IN AN OLD TRAP.
A Man Who Thought His Eye Teeth Wers
Cut Finds Out Ills Mistake.
rEFECIAI. TXLEQHA3I TO THE DISrATCH.J
Lansing, Mick., July 18. William
McKellon is President of the First National
Bank of Corunna, is one of the most exten
sive farmers of Shiawassee county, is pro
prietor of a flour mill, and is a man whose
eye teeth were cut before the war. He cams
to this city to-day accompanied by a pleasant
laced young man who registered at a hotel as
James Streeter, of Chicago. The pair visited
all the bars in the city, and McKellop in
troduced Streeter to his many acquaintances,
announcing that the stranger was a rich
Californian, and hinted that a big trade was
in progress. Early in the evening the two
retired to a room in their hotel. This morn
ing McKellop came to the office to inquire
about his friend. Investigation proved that
he had gone, and McKellop chuckled that
he guessed he'd made something, and then
in a confidential way told the clerk that he
had bought a $20,000 gold brick from
Streeter for $4,000.
Several hours later the brick was exam
ined and revealed how woefully the Corun
na banker had been swindled. He says
that Streeter was introduced to him at a Co
runna hotel, and that the stranger explained
that he bad with him, in the shape of a gold
brick, the result of his work in California.
McKellop tested the brick and thought it
was solid gold, and a deal was arranged.
The deal was completed in Lansing, becanse
Streeter said he had business at the State
House. The swindler is probably in Canada
by this time.
A CONSTITUTIONAL POINT.
SherlflTKurtz Claims His Fees Can't be Re
duced During His Term of Office.'
Chambersddrg, July 18. The suit of
ex-Sheriff Kurtz against Franklin county
was renewed to-day. The claim is for ?10,
624 76 for boarding prisoners, payment of
which was refused by the County Commis
sioners. The point to be decided is a novel
one, involving the constitutional rights of
an officer not to have his fees diminished
during the term for which he was elected.
The plaintiff claims that his fees were re
duced by the repeal of a special act of the
Legislature, which allowed him a certain
amount per diem for boarding prisoners. A
number of other counties in Pennsylvania
are interested in the result of the suit
A BLOW AT DR. M'DOW.
The South Carolina Medical Society Expels
Him From Its Membership.
Charleston, S. C, July 18. Dr. Mc
Dow, the slayer of Captain Dawson, was
expelled from the South Carolina Medical
Society to-day. At a special meeting of
the society the following resolutions were
Whereas It has been brought to tho notice
of the society that Br. T. Ballard McDowhas
been proven by bis own confession euilty of
immoral, unprofessional and uneentlemanly
conduct and that after dne notification the
said Dr. McDow has failed to appear befors
the society to exonerate himself from thersaid
charges, . ,
Besolved, That he bo expelled from tho body.
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