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I Many Lives Washed Out by
the Raging Waters of
the Little Kanawha.
I A DELUGE FROM THE SKIES
Swells Small Streams to Torrents,
Spreading Wreck and lioin.
A COXEilAUGH YALLEI IN MINIATURE
Xlousrs Bnrled Together nnd Dashed to
Pieces Bridges Washed Oat Bnlldlugs
Set Down In Fields More Tban Eleven
People Lost at One rince A Family of
Four Carried Awny in a Boathonse
Dead Bodies Fonnd A Train Goc
Through a Bridge Thousands of Lob
Washed Away An Immense Amount of
From Parkersburg come the meager de
tails of what is in all probability the great
est disaster that ever visited the Valley of
the Little Kanawha. A cloud burst
swelled all the neighboring streams to
raging torrents, and there has been great
loia of life and property. A village near
the' head of Tucker creek seems to have
been treated on a smaller scale like Johns
town. Houses were carried away and
dashed together, and how many lives were
lost can only be surmised.
rSFZCtU. TXLXOBi.lt TO TITS DISPATCH.1
Pabkebsburo, July 19. The greatest
disaster that ever befell the Little Kanawha
Valley came last night in the shape of a
terrible cloud burst, which has completely
flooded the county, destroying many lives,
carrying off thousands of dollars in prop
erty and ruining the crops for many miles.
The deluge from the clouds fell here about
dusk and continued to fall in torrents, do
ing much damage in the city. The worst of
the storm struck the lower side of the Kana
wha, filling small tributaries from bank to
bank, and ending in the worst flood
within the recollection of the oldest inhabi-,
t&nts. In three hours the Kanawha rose six
feet and ran out with such velocity that it l
carried everything before it. The worst
story of all comes from Morristown, a small
Tillage near the head of Tucker creek,
where the cloud burst concentrated in all
BB A Miniature Johnstown.
It came down in the devoted village about
'midnight and totally destroyed it, together
with many of its people. The "first report
Cave the loss at 11, but later news seems to
lii the loss at a greater number.
The houses of the citizens are said to have
been picked up and hurled against each
other in such a short space of time that no
chance to escape was given. Among those
lost at Jlorristown are Jake Kiger, his
brothers, Joseph and Thomas, a man named
Bailey and Orville West, wife and child.
The body of a man believed to be another
Morristown victim was found on the Eich
ardson farm this morning in a pile of brush.
All the bridges and culverts are washed out,
and it is impossible to reach or communicate
with that point or any other on the upper
waters. It is impossible now to enumerate
' the loss even here, as the river is still rising
Tea ring Everything Loose.
A family boat containing three or four
" persons went out during the night, and it is
believed all are lost, as the last seen of them
was when the woman took up a child in
; her arms and beckoned for assistance as they
disappeared in the flood.
A freight train on the Ohio Biver Kail
road broke through a trestle at Harris
Terry, completely wrecking the train and
fatally injuring "William Neptnne. The
wreck was caused by a heavy washout. B.
& O. trains are delayed by washouts at
Kanawha station. It is reported late to
night that Lock No. 1, above the city on
the Little Kanawha, has given way before
At this point tnousands of logs and a
number of boats went out or were sunk. The
; Little Kanawha Lumber Company lost 2,000
logs; West's Mill, 10 rafts; Barringer,
several fleets; W. P. Padden, 5 barges of
ties, several of which were caught below.
Keever & Co. lost 4 barges of coal, wrecked
against the Ohio Bailroad bridge; Miller,
, 3 rafts and 2,000 ties; Taylor, 1 fleet ot
timber; Charles Wells, 4 barges and 1 full
Terrors of the Flood.
In one hour 5,000 logs went out Mrs.
Isaac Tucker, Martin Lawless and an un
, known man were drowned.
$Above, the destruction was still greater.
Big Tygart Valley is completely ruined.
The big mill near its mouth went out and
i took the Tygart bridge along with it In,
' the valley all the fences, crops and much
i live stock was lost At Chesterville,a small
' town about ten miles above, half the resi
dences were carried off bodily and left in.
corn' fields many yards distant In the
Clay district a fine church and three dwell-
Ings were wrecked. About noon informa
; tion was received that the steamer Oneida
had been wrecked and sunk at Enterprise,
above. Still later a report came that the
, steamer C. C. Martin was sunk at Burning
(Springs. Little Tygart was also reported
completely ruined. Heatherington's store.
Captain Spencer's residence, C. P. Cooper's
iresldence and that of J. W. Smith were
completely demolished, but no-lives are re-
SjlVmV AV9. H VCW
k. "A TEAIR1E THUNDER STORM.
Inns Terrified by its Wlldness and Five
of Them Struck.
jBlflMAECK, July 19. A wild, terrorizing
scene was witnessed near the Standing
Jiocc, Agency late yesterday afternoon when
. a' terriffic thunder storm was at its height
iThb lightning was darting hither and
ttliithsr, striking in numerous spots near by,
anenh'e Indians rushed en masse, howling
and whooping in abject fright and super
stition to the shelter of their wigwams.
At last a blinding flash of lightning, ac
companied by a deafening clap of thunder,
came from th'e heavens and actually shook
the earth. The lightning struck a wigwam
below the agency in which were huddled
five terrified Indians, instantly killing
White Horse and Black Eagle, and stun
ning another so that he will not recover.
The other two were unconscious for many
hours and were resuscitated after hard
Republicans nnd Democrats Write Unkind
Letters to the Administration Horr's
Declination A Bounced Dem-
SrSCIAI. TXXEOBAX TO THE DISrATCn.l
Washington, July 19. It will be
necessary to add a new chapter to future
editions of "The Handy Political Letter-
, Writer"' to insure its sale in Michigan.
Politicians in that State, including the
Democrat who objects to leaving office and
the Republican who aspires to assume
office, have taken to writing would-be sar
castic letters to Washington, each seem
ingly having in mind the old couplet:
"Perhaps it was ritcbt to dissemble your love,
But why did you kick me downstairs f"
One of these dissatisfied gentlemen,
ex-Congressman Horr, who refuses the pal
try piece of Consul to Valparaiso, has finally
unbosomed his wrath in a letter that reached
here to-day. Mr. Horr intended at first to
get up a two-column letter ringing the
changes on the faults of the administration,
and their ingratitude in not giving him a
better place, but finally decided to follow
Senator Ingalls' example when he wrote to
the defender of Hancock, and, therefore, put
his sarcasm in two lines, which he did. He
Hon. 'William F. Wharton, Acting' Secretary of
Dear Sib Your notice of my appointment
by the President of the United States as Consul
to Valparaiso. Uhiji, is just received. I must
respectfully decline to accept the position.
Yours most truly, B. G. Horr.
Another and most interesting letter from
a disappointed Michigander was received
to-day. It is from the Democratic Collector
ot Internal Revenue in the Grand Bapids
district He addressed his letter to plain
Ben Harrison, President of the United
States, and says: ,
Your letter of the 11th inst, notifying me of
my removal from the office of Internal Reve
nue for the Fourth district of Michigan, is at
hand. The information is not a surprise to me.
as I have seen by the press dispatches that yon
had appointed my successor. 1 am suspicious,
however, that I am removed because I am a
Democrat and I therefore regret that you have
seen. lit to appoint a person to succeed me who
had the reputation of not being in sympathy
with the union cause during our late civil war.
I am an old soldier and would have been glad
to see an old soldier appointed to relieve me. or
at least who was in sympathy with you and me
when we were at the front
George N. Davis,
Late Captain Company D, First Michigan Sharp
Citzens of Orand Bapids now in Wash
ing bear out-Mr. Davis' assertions, and say
that Stekette was not only a copperhead, but
has never been a true blue BeDublican.
INTERESTED IN HOGAN.
Jackson People Know the Air Navigator
Wcll-A Telegram to Bis Wife.
Jackson, Mich., July 19. The people
of Jackson are deeply interested in the fate
of Prof. Hogan, the celebrated aeronaut,
who started out"Tucsday from New York in
Campbell's ai ship.. Opinion, is .largely
divided as to his fate. Many think he has
gone down in the ocean, while others are of
the opinion that he is in hiding somewhere
for the purpose of creating a sensation, and
securing advertising. Still others believe
him cafe and that he will'turn up all right
in a few days. Hogan is known to be a man
of iron nerves, and no matter in what pre
dicament he finds himself, never loses self
control. He was deeply interested in the
air-ship and before leaving Jackson ex
pressed his utmost confidence in its success.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Hogan; received a
despatch from Campbell as follows:
"Have heard from Hogan he is all right
and may be here to-day. When hear
further particulars will wire quick."
Late lastnight Mrs. Hogan had heard
nothing further. Sheisnearly prostrated with
fear and anxiety, but is still clinging to hope.
Prof. Hogan was billed to make an ascen
sion at St Thomas, Ont, to-morrow, and
his brother William departed last night to
fill the engagement
THE GOVERNMENT WINS.
Mr. Ryan Not Permitted to Crawfish Be
cause His Property Adrnnced.
Marquette, Mich., July 19. A jury
in the United States Court to-day rendered
a verdict in favor of the Government in
the case of the United States vs Thomas
Byan. Byan made the Government an
offer to sell certain real estate at Sanlt Ste.
Marie as a site for the new Port Brady for
$12,000. The Government accepted the
offer, but found flaws in the title. During
the delay occasioned by the investigation of
the title the great "boom" struck Sault Ste.
Marie and real estate rapidly appreciated.
Bvan's property had attained a valuation
of $80,000, and his attorneys notified the
Government of the withdrawal of his offer to
sell for ?12,000,but the Government claimed
the proceedings had reached a stage where
Byan had no power to withdraw. In the"
meantime Byan had conveyed to the city of
Sault Ste.;Marie a strip of land 80 feet wide
through the property for street purposes.
The Government induced the city to re
linquish its claim, and commenced an
ejectment suit against Byan, which has re
sulted in the Government's favor.
QD1I GOES HUME.
He Leaves Washington for Philadelphia and
Will Stop Off at HarrUbnrg.
tSFXCIAt. TZLEGBAM TO THB DISPATCH.1
Washington, July 19. Senator Quay
and his private Secretary, Mr. Leach, left
Washington this afternoon for Philadel
phia. The Senator made two or three calls
at the departments this morning, and had a
brief interview with the President, but no
action was taken in regard to any appoint
ments that was sufficiently definite to make
the matter public
The Senator will probably stop off in
Harrisburg on his way home to call on Sen
GIVING ORDERS TO AUTOCRATS.
Missouri's Railway Commissioners Order a
Redaction In Freight Rates.
(Kansas Citt, July 19. The Missouri,
State Board of Bailroad Commissioners has
been in session at Jefferson City for the past
ten days considering the question of freight
rates. The board adjourned last night and
makes public its decisions to-day. In effect.it
is that all the railroads! n the State must' re
duce their rates on grain 10 per cent, on live
stock 25 per cent, and on coal 25 per cent.
The new rate is ordered to go into effect as
soon as the railroads can publish their
new tariff sheet
An Office for a Cnrollnnn.
Washington, July 19. Ex - Bepre
sentative John Nichols, of North Carolina,
has been appointed chief of the mail division
of the Treasury Department, vice Major
promise. it described in to-morrow' t DISPATCH
y tienry jxorman.
According to the Terms of the Arbi
BRADI Wins IMPORTANT POINTS
Bj Concession of Greater Freedom to
QUAY AND CLARKSON TALK OF HARMON!
And Everybody -Appears to Hare Been Uado a Great
The Arbitration Committee, composed of
Quay, Clarkson, Dudley, Hobart and Fes
senden, has fixed the Virginia difficulty by
indorsing Mahone's call for the State Con
vention, but at the same time taklng.aetion
to, satisfy Brady and, the objectors by se
curing greater independence to the county
Washington, July 19. A committee
of five from the Bepublican National Ex
executive Committee, consisting of Chair
man Quay, Vice Chairman Clarkson, of
Iowa; Treasurer Dudley, of Indiana; Mr.
Fessenden, of Connecticut, and Mr. Hobart,
of New Jersey, has been in conference here
for three days, with a view to harmonizing
the troubles in the Bepublican party in Vir
ginia. Wednesday was devoted to hearing
what are known as the anti-Mahone Bepub
licans, headed by Colonel Brady, member
of the National Committee for' Virginia,
and. V. D. Gtoner, Chairman of the
anti-Mahone State Committee. Thursday
was devoted to hearing the Mahone, or reg
ular Bepublican case, represented by Gen
eral Mahone, Congressman Bowden and two
Bepnblicans from each Congressional dis
trict in the State. The Brady and Groner
anti-Mahone element first submitted to ar
bitration and pledged themselves to abide
by the decision of the National Committee,
and the Mahone side showed a similar de
sire to reach nnity through the aid of the
IN PAVOE OF MAHONE.
To-day a conclusion was reached by the
National Committee approving of the call
for a State convention to be issued by Will
iam Mahone as Chairman of the Begnlar
Committee, and Mr. Brady on behalf of the
other side,-concurred in this action of the
committee. The complaint of the anti-Mahone
Bepnblicans was that they had not
been allowed to have free and open conven
tions in precinct, county and State; that the
Chairman of the party committees, ap
pointed by General Mahone's Chairman
always named the temporary chairman and
secretary ot the precinct and county con
ventions, and did not .give free and open
conventions for the expression of in
dividual Bepublican preferences. The
call for the State Convention to be held on
the 22d of August is so broadened as to give
the protection thus asked. It provides that
the precinct and county conventions shall
elect their own officers, and that their Per
manent Chairman and Secretary shall
certify the delegates elected to the. Chair
man of the State Committee. It also pro
vides that the first duty of the State Con
vention, after the reading of the call, shall
be to have read a list of the delegates certi
fied bythecpnnty conventions to. the t State.
Committee. TFiflso."provideaThal rdissent
ing delegates shall be admitted to seats on
the floor of the convention..
THE TEXT OF THE DECISION.
The National Commlttee'gives the follow-,
ing approval of the call, signed by Messrs.
Qnay, Clarkson, Dudley, Hobart and PeS
Washington, July 19, 18S9.
The Republican National Executive Commit
tee, while disclaiming any jurisdiction in local
party action or control in the various States,
has felt it to be a dnty to consider the cause of
dissatisfaction in Virginia. After conference
with tbe recognized representatives of
the different elements of the party
in that State,- and finding all of
them sincerely desirous of party nnity
and success, we approve of the call for a State
Convention to be held at Norfolk on tbe 22d of
August, 18S9. signed by William Mahone,
Chairman. It gives ample assurance of free
and open conventions in precinct, county, city
and State. We ask all Kepubltcans and all
friends of protection to American Industries in
Virginia to unite under this call for success in
Under the signature of the other members
1 concur heartily in this action of the Na
tional Committee. James D. Brady,
Member National Committee for Virginia.
Of the five members of the National Com
mittee signing the above statement and ap
proving the call Senator Quay has always
been recognized as identified in sympathy
with the Mahone element,, and the four oth
ers have always made the record in national
conventions and committees of sympathy
with the other side.
AM FOB THE PASTY'S GOOD.
Chairman Quay and Vice Chairman
Clarkson, in conversation with a representa
tive of the Associated Press this evening,
said: "We found both elements sincerely
anxious to effect party unity. Mr. Brady
and Mr. Groner and their friends submitted
themselves to the arbitration of the Na
tional Committee and in every way showed
themselves not only reasonable but intelli
gent and anxious to accomplish complete
harmony. General Mahone and his friends
snowed equal sincerity in trying to unite
the party. The whole session of three days
had been harmonious and nothing in the
least unpleasant has occurred. We believe
it is an honest and independent reconcilia
tion which protects the honor and inde
pendence of all the Bepnblicans in Vir
ginia, and which ought to (and we believe
will) thoroughly unite the party." ,
A CONTENTION CALLED.
General Mahone Issaes the Summons as Di
rected by the National Committee.
Washington, July 19. General Ma
hone has issued a call for a State conven
tion of the Bepnblicans of Vir
ginia to be held at Norfolk, be
ginning Thursday, the 22d of August,
at 12 o'clock noon. The provisions ot the
call are framed in accordance with the
agreement reached by the leaders or the op--posing
factions and members of the Bepub
lican National Committee.
MURDERED FOR 1I0NE I.
Edward Glynn and His Wife Charged With
Killing Parents for Insurance.
SPECIAL TX1.IOBAH TO THX DIBrATCB.t
Wilkesbabbe, July 19. The Coroner's
jury investigating the wholesale poisoning
case, returned a "verdict to-night that Mary
Craighn and Bridget'Glynn were poisoned
for the insurance on their lives, and that
Edward, Glynn and his wife were the per
sons who administered the poison. Bridget
Glynn was Edward's mother and Mrs.
PARNELL AT EDINBURGH.
Is Enthusiastically Received and -Ad
dresses si Lot of Worklngmen.
ErJlNBTKOH, Julyl9. Mr. Parnell 'ar
rived here to-day to receive the freedom of
tbe eJty. A large crowd had gathered at
the railway station to greet' him, and' he
was. accorded an enthuiasticiTeception;
Shortly- "after his' arrival be addressed an'
open-air meeting of werkiagken .
Decided by Third Party People la New
Jersey to be the ,OoIyv .Practical
Klnd'-tCansesoi Their Recent
trrrciAL txlxqbax to TM.nisriTcn.
Asbuby Pabk, n J., July 19. The
State Convention of theliew Jersey Prohi
bitionists permanently organised in Educa
tional Hall to-day; The Committee on
Besolutions reported a platform containing
the following planks, among others:
That the success of prohibition depends on
separate party organization, and action, as the
result of recent contests in several States for
constitutional prohibition bave demonstrated
the inherent weakness of nori partisan effort,
and have also proved the .subserviency ot the
old parties to the liquor power, and that union
with either of the ofd parties would be to aban
don our principles and betray our trust.
That the modern combination, of capitalists,
called trusts, we believe to .be, unfriendly to the
interests of the people, and should, be pre
vented by stringent laws.'
That we are opposed to any' of ,our citizens
beinc disfranchised by usurpation of autherity
by officials ot this State, and the same principle
of. right that allows women' to vote at school
meetings should be extended to all other ques
tions. Ab each resolution was read it was greeted
with cheers,- which -became uproarious
when the ninth, the one indorsing woman
suffrage, was reached. After much discus
sion it was resolved to vote on the resolu
tions seriatim. The first eight were adopted
without Opposition, but tbe ninth provoked
much talk and considerable uproar. Tbe
Bev. Mr. Morgan opposed It, on the ground
that its, adoption would hamper him when
ho entered the canvass. The resolution was
finally adopted, amid cheers.
When all the resolution's had been adopted,
somebody re-opened the woman question by
Resolved, That tbe ninth resolution does not
commit this convention to an indorsement of
The delegate's nngallantry 'was punished
by an overwhelming vote in the negative.
The ninth Tesolutlon was then reaffirmed
with more1 cheers. George Ia Monte, of
Somerset, was nominated for Governor.
EXECUTION AGAINST STATE FARMERS.
The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad
Company After Its Cash.
I8FXCIAI. TELXOBAX TO TBI DlSrATCH.l
Philadelphia, July 19. George Defy
Eeim, Stephen A. Caldwell and Austin
Corbin, receivers of the Philadelphia and
Beading Bailroad Compahy, to-day issued
an execution against' the' Pennsylvania
State Agricultural Society, on a bond and.
warrant dated July JSy 1884, for $25,000.
The suit is for money loaned .the society for
tbe purpose of erecting buildings when: the
grounds at Broad street and Lehigh avenue
were leased lor ten, year!, and the railroad
company, to secure itself, took a mortgage
on the leasehold and buildings, with the
understandipg that if the cash was not paid
within five years, the holders of the mort
gage would be at liberty to sell the lease
and the buildings. . '
The plaintiffs suggest Austin Corbin, now
President of tbe road, as a receiver in place
of Edwin -M. Lewis, who died since the
document was executed, and the assign
ment of the property to the railroad com
i i ii
CHARTER FOR A SALT TRUST.
The Capital Is 811,000,000 and It Will
Operate All Over Nijrth. America.
Albant; .July 19. The Northern Amer
ican Sal t Company filedaiiSoWorrnearpor
ation in, the Secretary o' State's office to
day. Pranklin. Woodruff, Horace K.
Thurber, William A. Hazard 'and Charles
P. Burger are the incorporators, with a cap
ital of $11,000,000 divided into 275,000
shares of $50 each.
They state that they are to manufac
ture and sell salt and salt products
in their various ramifications. The
principal part of their business will
be located in Warsaw, N. Y.; but thev
will also carry on their business in the fol
lowing places: Meigs and Tuscarawas
counties, Ohio; Mason county, West Vir
ginia; Beno and Bice counties, Kansas;
Hidalgo county, Texas; St. Clair, Huron,
Saginaw, Bay and Iosco counties, Mich
igan. MRS. LOGAN HOME AGAIN,
After Meeting All the European Celebrities
rsr-XCTAI. TZLXOBAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, July -19. Mrs. John A.
Logan and Miss Pullman were among the
arrivals to-day by the North German Lloyd
steamship Trave, which left Bremen on
July 10. The two ladies went abroad in
October. Mr. John A. Logan, Jr., his wife
and other relatives were at the wharf to
meet Mrs. Logan. The party went to the
Pifth Avenue Hotel, and in the evening to
Washington, where Mrs. Logan will spend
the summer at home.
Mrs. Logan was entertained abroad by'
great folks of the varions countries she vis
ited, chatted with Gladstone, met Queen
Victoria, the Prince and Princess of Wale's,
the Shah of Persia, Prince Bismarck and
many other people whom the world talks of.
She was received everywhere with the great
est courtesy and consideration.
SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKERS.
Thev Resolve to Join the American Federa
tion of Trades.
Chicago, July 19. The National Asso
ciation of Saddle and Harness Makers, at
thejr closing session to-day, decided to be
come a body of the American Federation of
Trades and Labor. An educational move
ment was adopted in local organization's,
preparatory to the inauguration of the eight
hour system on March 1, 1890. The officers
elected for the ensuing year were as follows:
President, C. Burgess, Chicago; Vice Presi
dent, J. D. Landry, Nashville; Secretary
and Treasurer, George Goscellyn, Boston.
The next convention will be held at Nash
ville, Tenn., on the third Wednesday in
GAS LEASES FOR 500 ACRES.
The Wheeling Compnny Gathering In Land
In West Vlrglnln.
SPECIAL MXianAM TO TB DISFATCII.3
Wheeling, July 19. The Wheeling
Natural Gas Company is actively at work
leasing territory through the portion of this
county adjoining y the Pennsylvania line,
and to-day leases for about 500 acres were
put.on record. Leasing is also active in the
northwest part of Marshall county.1 There
aref ndica'tions that active operations npon
a large scale will be undertaken in this re
gion within a short time.
GREAT HOME RULE GAINS.
The Election for ".accessor to Lard Charles
London, July 19. An election was held
to-day in tbe east division of Marylebone
to fill the Parliamentary seat made vacant
by the resignation of Lord Charles. Beres
ford. Mr. Boulndis, the Conservative' can-didate.-received
2,579 votes against 2,086 for
Mr. George Levenson-Gower, the' Gladston
ian candidate. In 'the last election Lord
Charles polled 3,101 votes, and. Professor
Beasley, Home BuIeYyl,fle6. I
'fain) iters writtM bySrnni SiMZnruAt and
: nMAwt in to-mmxr Mv'l IUap aib.: c -' .!
JOHN L. IN MW YORK
Boston's First Citizen at Last Arriyea
in Gotham Unannounced.-
SOBER AHD IN HIS BIGHT MIND.
He Talks Some With a Dispatch Reporter
- About Present Matters.
HIS DRINKING DAIS ARE. OYER,
And. He IsJfow Out for the Staff and Means to Get It
If He Can.
John L. Sullivan, the first citizen of Bos
ton, arrived in New Vork last evening. He'
was sober; so, was" the'rest of his party. The
champion of the world was' unshaven and
far from pretty. A Dispatch reporter in
viewed him him at the hotel where he spent
the night. Sullivan denies that he has
been drunk since the big fight, and his eyes
and general appearance indicate that he
tells the truth.
tSFXCIAt. TXLKOBAX. TO THE DISPATCH. J
New Yosk, July 19.. John L. Sullivan
came to town to-night on the New Vork
and Chicago limited, on the Pennsylvania
Bailroad. He and two of his friends occu
pied seats in the rear drawing room car on
the train all the way from Chicago. They
were all sober, .and very few persons on the
train knew that they' were traveling with
the first citizen of Boston.
The train was more than an hour late
when it reached Jersey City at 82 o'clock.
No one at the depot knew that Sullivan was
on board, and the party walked down the
long platform unrecognized until they
reached the depot waiting room, when one
of a group of Union News Company boys
yelled: "Gee! there's Sullivan."
Sullivan and his friends had stopped
when they reached the end of the platform,
and were talking there when the newsboys
recognized the champion. They heard the
exclamation, and so did 60 people in the
waiting room. There was a rush for the
doors and windows.
IN some-what or A hubby;
The Sullivan party stepped quickly to
the baggage room, and one of them grabbed
a gateman by the arm and said: "Get a
two-horse cab, and for God's sake be quick
Sullivan's first intention was to drive
about in Jersey City and take the boat after
the one which bore the passengers of the
limited. But he saw that the crowd was
onto him, and feared that they would follow
him all over Jersey City, beside
stirring up the people there, so he deter
mined, as he said, "to front it out," and
have it over. On the boat he had a com
parative let up, however, and when Be
reached New York his driver quickly lost
those who attempted to follow the Boston
He drove across the city and over the big
bridge, stopping near the. hostelry of his
backer, Charley Johnston. Without letting
anyone .else- know of his arrival, he managed
to get word to Johnston, who joined him in
the carriage. The' party returned at once
across the bridge, and drove without a stop
to the Vanderbilt Hotel.
Sullivan Went right upstairs to a room on
the next, floor, at the corner. Jimmy Wake
ly, Mike Sullivan and Jack' Barnett soon
joined them. There were many inquirers
about Sullivan at tbe office, but all were
answered with a denial that he was there,
This was persisted in until nearly midnight,
when an ingenious telegram was received,
saying that there was a story in' circulation
that Sullivan was so drunk in Jersey City
that it took .two men to get him into the
Sullivan and his backers came to tbe
conclusion that it wonld be better to have
anybody and everybody see him, since they
no longer feared arrest, tban to have such a
story go uncontradicted. All subsequent
inquirers were conducted up stairs by
Murphy to the big fellow's room. , Among
tnem was a Dispatch reporter.
John L. sat on a plush-covered divan, on
one side of the room. A center table,
marble-topped, and holding a number oi
half-emptied beer glasses, separated him
from bis brother Mike, Johnston, Wakely
and the rest
Nearest to Sullivan was a larger glass,
with a big heel-tap of sarsaparilla in it
The big fellow looked hard as nails. His
unshaven face made him far from pretty,
and his costume was nothing of an adorn
ment. His tourist flannel shirt was opened
at the neck, and his big hard hands toyed
with a black derby hat '
"That is a scurrilous story to start about
me," said he. "Do I look as though I was
stiff drunk three hours ago? .It is like
those lies about what I did in Chi
cago. I shnt myself up in a pri
vate house, the same as I locked myself
up in a compartment on the train. Every
body wanted to see me and bother me, and
I was afraid of getting tbe collar. I ain't
going to go on any racket, and I haven't
been on any. But I suppose' the stories
will be told about me, just the same. Some
fellows couldn't see me take a glass . ot beer
without saying that I was dead drunk-. But
I am through with that I am k
OUT FOB THE STUFy
now, and mean business." ' f
"Do yon think they will arrest yon hefe?"
"No, I guess not My friends say that I
am all right I am going to Boston to
morrow to see my father and mother. I
don't know what time Ivwill go or how long
I will stay."
"Will you get the stakes to-morrow before
"No: I will wait until I come bacc.
There is no hurry about that"
The only marks beyond those of travel
that were visible on Sullivan were two
little scratches on his face. His eyes were
clear and bright
GOT. LOWRI LATINO PLANS.
The Attorney General hud District Attorney
Consult Willi Him The Wicked Railroad.
Jackson, Miss., July 19. At the bv
ernor's office to-day were to be seen that of
ficial, J. M. Moller, Attorney General; J.
N. Neville, District Attorney, of the
district which embraces Marion coun
ty, where the Sallivan-Kilraln prize
fight took place. Quite an array of law'
books were piled, up on "the Governor's
table, and each of the three gentle
men seemed intent on their investi
gations. Neville came here direct, from
Purvis, where he is engaged in getting up
evidence against those taking part in the
fight, diiectly in answer to a summons from,
The telegram in the'papers abont Detec
tive Komi being after Charley Mitchell
and Donovan in the city .of New York
was read in the Governor's presence,
but elicited no remarks. It" is
believed the conference to-day was in refer-,
ence to instituting proceedings against the
New Orleans and Northeastern Bailroad.
for a forfeiture of .its charter, and
that' the papera will be filed in
the Second judicial, .distrlct'within the next
twodaj-s. It is said that the Governor re
gards the railroad authorities more
culpable .. than .' any sand' all "the rest'
iMTJiiMe it posime to save tne nsrnt
and viale the lawsaad that,. too, ,wl
tbey had more property- in the State than
nil thn innrfi inpctatArs and citizens of
Marion ' conntv together. and such.
nronertv in the verv nature, of
things had to be protected by the.most con
servative laws ot the State. The Governor
has never been shaken in his determination
to pursue the railroad, and thinks that Sulli
van, Kilrain and others sink into-insignificance
when compared to that defiant cor
poration. DEPENDENT PENSIONS.
Commander-in-Chief Warner Thinks the
G. A. B. National Encampment Will
Relndorso Them Recogni
tion of Sons of Veterans.
Minneapolis, July 19. Commander-in-Chief
Warner, who is on his way- to
Standing Bock Agency, stonped over in
this city to-day, and was given a reception
by the local G. A. B. posts this evening.
When asked what fie thought the attend
ance at the coming Milwaukee Encampment
would be, he said: "Well, there are over
400,000 members of the order, and if the 1
cent rate had been carried into effect, I
think fully 100,000 members would have
been in attendance, which, with their wives,
meant 200,000. Yet, I think there will still
be a good attendance. There are abont
1,000 delegates, who will probably all be
there. Now, I want to say that the people
of Milwaukee are in no way to blame for
this condition of affairs. They are anxious
to do all in their power to have the encamp
ment a great success."
"What pension measures will be advo
cated by the encampment?"
"I think the dependent pension bill will
be reindorsed, and I think the old soldiers
are all in favor of the service pension bill."
"Will there be any attempt at official
recognition of the Sons of Veterans to the
end that they may be able to take up the
work of the Grand Army when it dies?"
"The Sons of Veterans have- never yet
been officially recognized at an encampment
I think, however, some action will be taken
at Milwaukee looking to the recognition of
the Sons of Veterans in such a way that
they may be brought into closer relation
with the G. A. B. The time is rapidly
coming when the Grand Army of the Be
public will expire by the statute of limita
tion." NO PARDON FOR HARPER,
The Bank-Wrecker's Petition Meets With
I SPECIAL TKLZanAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, July 19. The report in
the case of E. L. Harper, ot the late Fidel
ity Bank of Cincinnati, who has made ap
plication for a pardon, has been returned to
tbe Department of Justice by United States
District Attorney John W. Herron. The
application for pardon on Harper's part was
accompanied by a number of petitions,
which his wife and other friends had
circulated throughout the judicial district
of Southern Ohio and a number of signers
were obtained on each petition. "These
were sent to the Department of Justice, and
by direction of tbe President referred to the
District Attorney for his opinion, and also
those of Circuit Judge Jackson and District
Judge Sage. After the papers were received
in Cincinnati, the new District Attorney
forwarded them to Judge Jackson at his
home in Tennessee. He returned them with
a statement of the case which, it is said, is.
altogether adverse to grantipg Harper a
pardon. The papers were then referred to
Judge Sage, who added another chapter,
more severe even than what Judge Jackson
;aid. To -.this -Mr. Herxon-r-adds a third
chapter, in which he declines to recommend
favorable action. "
Meantime Miss Jessie Holmes, who' was
Harper'sconfidential clerk in the Pidelity
Bank, sojourns in Washington. It is said
that she has visited the Treasury Depart
ment once or twice since, she came here,
making inquiries as to tbe procedure of
disposing of certain Government securities.
She has not, however, called at the division
where Government bonds are redeemed.
Mrs. Harper was there several months ago.
DUST CAUSES DISASTER.
A Tannery Explosloa in Which One Man
Is Killed nnd Two Fatally Burned.
ISFECIAI. TUISIIUI TO TBI DISPATCH.
Bidqewat, Pa., July 19. An explo
sion took place in the bark mill of the
Eagle- Valley Tannery, owned by W. H.
Oastenhout & Co., at 7 o'clock this morning.
It is supposed to have been caused by the
dnst particles, which were ignited spontane
ously. Plames immediately burst ont in all
directions, and before it coufd be brought
under control the bark mill, engine room.
leach room, cooler house and bark sheds,
containing cuv coras oi oac DarK, were
burned. Of the employes, John Striker, a
single man, aged 20, was burned to death in
the boier room; Andrew Striker and John
Bargesson are supposed to be fatally burned,
and John Westerline, John Fisher and
George Smith, the engineer, are seriously
The telegraph office of the Philadelphia
and Erie road was also destroyed. The loss
will reach 1 20,000; fully insured.
A RUNAWAT TRAIN.
Cannes a Collision In Which One
and Maybe Two Are Lost.
Indianapolis, July 19. At 930 o'clock
last night, near New Point, on the Cincin
nati, Indianapolis, St Louis and Chicago,
a serious collision occurred. An east-bound
freight train broke in two a few miles south
of Greensburg. The train was descending a
grade and the engineer put on steam to run
away from the wild cars behind him. He
hoped to reach Batesville, where he could
put his train on a siding and open a switch
and turn the wild cars from the main track.
The west-bound night express passed Bates
ville before the freight reached that point,
and the trains came in collision with great
lorce. The engineer jumped and escaped
with slight injuries. A'tramp named Mc
Donald was killed, and P. G. Ketcham, a
postal clerk, residing in this city, seriously
injured. He is crushed abont the chest and
abdomen, arid is nnable to apeak. The track
was not cleared until late this afternoon.
0TERTAKEN IN OMAHA.
Mrs. Hagan'e Runaway Husband Torn From
His Charmer's Arms.
ISFXCIAI. TXLXOKAX TO Tpi DISPATCH. I
Omaha, Neb., July 19. George O.
Hagan, of New Castle, Pa., and Chicago,
who deserted his wife for a pretty blonde
servant girl, Bachel Vogan, was arrested
here to-day on a telegram charging him
with stealing his wife's jewels.
Hagan was caegbt while' attempting to
cash a draft for $1,200, and was much sur
prised to .think that his giving his wife the
Blip so cutely in Chicago had been foe
Frizes for Catling Coats.
ChicaqO, July 19. At to-day's session
of the National Tailors' Convention, Mr.
James Veals, of Decatur, 111., was awarded
the first prize in the coat-cutting contest
Mr. Edward Quivet, of Chicago, took the
second prize. The convention then ad
journed to meet here in January next.
An Ex-minister Honored.
Pabis, July 19. M. Spnller. Minister of
Foreign Atiairs, as a mark of esteem, has
presented) Mr. McLane. ex-United States.
'Minister here, with a handsome Sevres vase.
.iMTIla ."! up and in a forcible maimer
,Wimlkdcfendi;the Italian individually
'and a a nation from the slurs' of their trar
aueen.t aee K-morrewt jUbsfatch.
FlltS IS EEL
The Political Refugee is Charged
With Murdering a Negro
THE PRESIDENT IS
By Congressman Dalzellto Bring
Federal Machinery' to Bears
,THE STARTLING ST0RT OF THE MURDER
The Identity of Flemon With Teldell Cornea
Ont la a Remarkable Story of the
Murder Congressmaa Dalzell Hears the
Trathand Will Lay It Before the National
Government A Knce-Wnr st Daybreak
la South Carolina One Week Before the
BUIae-CIeveland Election Day Flemon
Bitot In the Affray Which Cost Toons;
Blackwell His Life Terrible Vengeance
Upon the Colored Party Which- Flemoa
Led la Prayer and to Battle,
The aid of the National Government will -be
sought for Plemon, who is really Yeldell,
and whose remarkable story is told to Coo
gressman Dalzell as a means ot obtaining
Federal aid. The affray in which James
Blackwell died and Plemon was wounded
graphically and dramatically told by. a
colored minister. It was incidental to the
Blaine-Cleveland election excitement The
Governor of South Carolina is severely re
flected npon. Bert Strom, one of the depu
ties after Plemon, was a leader of thit
midnight shooting party. Details of a re
markable revelation thow little hope from
the Supreme Court, but no stone will be left
unturned to prevent Plemon's extradition.
That already famous Plemon extradition
case has passed with marvelous rapidity
through the possible legal stages since the
arrest of the colored preacher, E. F.
Plemon. It will reach United States At
torney General W. H. H. Miller at the
Department of Justice, Washington, to
night, by the hands of no less a person than
Congressman John Dalzell. That familiar
theme, "Election Outrages in the' South,"
will be so prominently brought forward as a
leading feature of the Plemon case as to
set in motion once more the wholesale de
nunciations of Southern election methods
and Southern justice.
The truth is out at last Plemon is-a
political refugee from Sonth Carolina, and
.PresidenfHarrison and -the Federal Gov-"'
ernment are now relied npon to save'
Plemon's life, it being considered almost
hopeless to look to the Pennsylvania Su
preme Court for any reversal of Judge
Swing's ruling that Plemon must be re
turned to South Carolina to stand trial for
CHANGE OF VENUE SESIBED.
Nor is there believed to be time enough
now to interpose legal obstacles to Plemon's
extradition. His friends now feel that con
cealment of the sensational facts in the case
will only injure Plemon, and that the Fed
eral machinery can be used to secure to him
a change of venue from Edgefield bounty,
S. C, in order to remove local prejudices
from the trial. The true story of the mur
der with which Plemon stands charged is
thus necessarily made public.
After a long consultation with counsel ..
yesterday morning the committee of local
colored ministers, who are straining every
nerve to prevent Plemon's forcible removal
to the field of South Carolina justice; de
cided to adopt the suggestion made by
Charles P. McEenna, Esq., and make an
effort to interest Congressman Dalzell in the
case, with a view to invoking the aid of the
national Government The following named
committee, comprising the entire clergy of
the A. M. E. church in Alleghencounty,
waited upon Hon. John Dalzell, and were
presented to him by Mr. McEenna: Eev.
Messrs. G. W. Clinton, D. S. Bently, Jehu
Holliday, John Turfley, W. O. McMullen
and Mr. Archie Ball and Samnel Hallan,
the latter editor of a colored newspaper
printed in this city.
IS THE CONOBESSIIAN'3 OFFICE.
The office of Mr. Dalzell was reached at
1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and after a
few preliminaries the genial representative
from Pittsburg asked why the committee
came to him.
"We want yon to save the life of a South
ern Bepublican, now a political refugee
from his native State," solemnly answered
Eev. G. W. Clinton.
"But," said Mr. Dalzell, somewhat aston
ished, "from all I can hear, this mnrder is
alleged to have been committed in 1886, an
off' year, politically."
''That statement is designedly wrong,"
said the spokesman of the committee. "The
omission of the date in Governor Bichard
son'g requisition was a portion of the plan '
io take this man's life for a political mur
der. The fact is that the killing
of James Blackwell was an incident of the
Blaine-Cleveland campaign, and "happened
on Monday, October 28, 1884, iust a week
and a day before election. Here is Bev. Mc
Mullen, Mr. Congressman, who was living
in Chester county, S. C., during that year,
and was in Edgefield county at the time of
the, killing; and can tell yon the whole
story of the death of Blackwell."
A RACE WAS OBA?HICAXI,T SKETCHED.
Thui introduced Bev. Mr. McMullen. by
his own words an eye-witness of the fatal'
affray between the whites and blacks, stood
forth from the group and gave his simple t
but deeply interesting narration. He said:
Political excitement was at fever heat Id
.Edgefield county, for the negroes thereabouts
idolized Mr. Blaine. There had been frequent
bloodless conflicts between the races during
the month of October, and tbe trouble cul
minated on Sunday morning a week and two
oars before election day.
As a party of colored men, among whom was
Mr. Flemon, were going borne from church, a
party of whites, heavily armed, met them, and
passed the colored men cursing them roundly.
At the distance of a few hundred feet the
white men fired playfully at the colored men,
and a mlnle ball passed throngh Flemon's bat
The colored men were frightened and scattered,
and tbe white men. ran amuck, claiming that
the colored .men were armed.
On the next day a dozen or more colored men ,
were working in the fields, with Flemoa again
among them. A gane of white men rode into ,
the field and chased the colored men Into the
woods, siring at them reneatedly. The fugi .
tires ported on for several miles; and, when j
white man's farm. Seeae .slept, while othsis
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