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NOT ALWAYS FATAL
Electricity Has Been Accidentally
Applied to Many an Electrician,
IN KEALLY WHOLESALE AMOUNTS,
And Although Great FainWas Caused,
lien Live to Tell ofit.
THE WAE TO BE CAKEIED TO BUFFALO.
Boarke Cochran Fiihtlni lor the Djnamo Jialers
With Great Tact.
The electric light and power companies
continue their fight against legal executions
by electricity in New York. A number of
witnesses produced by Lawyer Bourke
Cochran testify that they have been very
seriously shocked, but not killed, by a large
number of volts of electricity applied to
them by accident.
rsFXCUL TZLIQRAM TO TBI DISPATCH.
New Xobk, July 19. There will be only
a few more sittings here in the hearing to
determine whether or not killing Kemmler,
the murderer, by electricity, will be a cruel
and unusual punishment. The investiga
tion will be completed in Buffalo.
Mr. Cochran's first witness to-day wa
Alfred West, of 441 West Forty-seventh
street. He told a story of being struck by
lightning in June, 1880, at Ft. Lee. He
was under a tree in a thunder storm, and
was knocked 20 feet Two persons near
him were also hit and injured. First he
was unconscious; then life came back, and
he heard somebody say, "West is dead."
The lightning struck him on the breast,
making a mark two inches square. It
spread from there in a streak lour inches
wide, down his body, burning as it went,
struck down: his right leg, tearing his
clothes cfT, ripping off the shoe on the right
foot, and winding like a ribbon up around
7 his left calf.
ME. SMITH'S EXPERIENCE.
i Lawyer Cochran's second witness was T.
Carpenter Smith, a Philadelphia electrician.
; He said he had never known personally of
any case were a man has been killed by
'? electricity, but he had had personal ex-
perience with the currents which led him to
believe that the shocks, while painful,
might not necessarilv be fataL He said he
4 had been getting shocks ever since he had.
gone into the business, 14 years ago.
I The first serious one was at the es-
talishment of the Kevstone Light and
I Power Company, in Philadelphia. He
came into contact with the wires of a
dynamo of the Westinghouse make, cata
logued as a "No. 1," and exactly like that
which will be used in the State prisons, in'
case the Gerry law in pronounced constitu
tional. Mr. Smith's contact was through the
t hands perfectly unintended, he said, but,
nevertheless, quite as perfect as it could be
1 and he got
THE FULL STRENGTH.
' of the curreut It was a dynamo whose
ordinary capac'ty was between 1,000 and
1,050 volts. At the time of contact its volt-
age, he thought, was possibly 1.000. First,
he couldn't let go couldn't do anytbmgin
fact, except sfav there and let the current
sweep through him.
He savs he remembers feeling as if
He had been hit by a pile of bricks;
then as it all the fillings in his
teeth had been jerked out without
ceremony; then as if he had bteiT
suddenly tied up in a knot, scocrgiyall
over with a bundle of loose steeirods, and
finally throwTT-'w'rtn. "extreme force to the
groumJrf-Consciousness did not leave him,
buttle became stupid. When his grip on
yf the wires relaxed he did not appreciate
" what had occurred, and mechanically went
to work on what he had been thinking of
before the accident.
A CASE IN PITTSBUKG.
MrSmith told of another case when he
touched a wire supplying 30 lights. This
was in Pittsburg. The strength was, at the
time of contact, 1,400 volts. He wasn't
made unconscious, and he yelled to a man
to turn the current off". The man got rattled
and turned the whole current on. Smith
had not been able to let go, and when the
entire current was turned on he got the
heavier shock. The voltage was ever so
i much more than 1,400, but how much more
he could not tell. A man came up after he
4 had been released and asked "Are you
' killed?" Smith kaid: "No, but I feel like
,, Mr. Smith said his experience convinced
- him that a discharge of 1,500 volts would not
kill, even if it were from the alternating
current The voltage proposed to be given
to murderers, Mr. Smith declared, has been
received bv many a lineman and employe
about electric plants.
' COT AU HE 'WANTED.
Benjamin D. Acker, of the construction
department of the Keystone Light and
" Power Company, of Philadelphia, said they
used the Westiqghouse 1,000-volt dynamos.
Mr. Cochran asked: "Did you ever get a
full-sized shock?" "Well, I suppose I did
once. I cot all the electricitv there was
nround; all I wanted, anyway. I got hold.
01 00m pcies oy accident ana received 1,000
Question What were your sensations?
Answer Well, if you had ever got struck
in the pit of the stomach with a baseball
, bat, you would know. All the wind was
; knocked out oi me. I felt as if my muscles
and flesh had been stretched and torn; as if
roy arms had been pulled out two feet
longer than they are. I gasped for breath,
but couldn't get it
Mr. Acker related the experiences of an
other man who got 1,000 volts, but was more
', injured by striking a nail in his fall than
Cj. by the electricity.
BURNED ALL HIS FINGERS.
- Then Frank H. Mackin, an incandescent
? wire workman for the Manhattan Electric
' Light Company, recounted his experiences
a few days ago. All his fingers were burned,
and he came into the office with a bandage
nrnnnrl wrt fincrpr anrl n 1nl. .....a
around each fist He took the bandages off
and showed his fingers to the lawyers and
Eeferee Becker. There were burns and
blisters where the wires had touched him.
He said some of his skin was found sticking
to .the wires.
JIM G0X0N GONE.
The Police Have His 840,000 In Notes, bni
Not the Flaiei.
DAYTON, O., July 19.--Captain John S.
Bell, Chief of the Government Secret Ser
vice, will take Nelson Driggs and wife and
baby and Mrs. Mary Brown to jail at Cin
cinnati for complicity in the counterfeiting
deal that was turned up yesterday. Driggs,
who is 80 years old, is under escort ot a de
tective viMting friends, and hopes to ret
$10,000 bail. b
All hopes of capturing Jim Guvon, alias
Jim Hank, alias Jim Hamilton, with whom
the detectives had the skirmish yesterday,
have been abandoned. All of the last issue
of 540,000 counterfeit $10 notes is now in
the hands of the Secret Service Bureau, but
the plates have not turned up.
Charged With Aidlnc a Defanlter.
Lebanon, O:, July 19. Charles Thomp
son, Treasurer of Warren county, was to
day arrested charged with complicity with
the absconding Auditor, A. L. Graham, in
defrauding the county of 513,000. Hi bond
was fixed at $25,000, and he gave it
E. BERRY WALLftSSSSaSS
inner mytleriet connected with the proper cot
turning of man.
Tom Simpson Kill Two Howtons and !
Himself Killed His Friends Are
Fortified and Defy Arrest.
Birmingham, Ala., July 19. For
several years a feud has existed between the
families of Simpson and Howton in the ex
treme western portion of this county. It
began by Tom Simpson killing one of the
Howtons, for which he was tried in the
Criminal Court here. A mistrial resulted
and Simpson was released on bail, which he
subsequently forfeited and a reward of $200
was offered for his arrest
The next tragedy was the death of another
Howton by a snot from ambush as he was
riding along the road. Recently the offi
cers of the law have been trying to arrest
Tom Simpson, who was known to be in the
vicinity of Mud Creek. Yesterday Sheriffs
Glenn, Scroggins and W. B. Morgan
went down Jo Mud Creek and se
cured the assistance of two of
the Howtons and last night sur
rounded Simpson in a ginhouse, where he
was sleeping in company with another white
man and a negro. At daylight Tom came
out, looking around, and was promptly or
dered bv Deputy Scroggins to throw up his
hands and surrender. Instead of doing so
he rushed around the house, with a bullet
from Scroggins' pistol whistling after him,
and was met by a bullet from J. B. How
ton's gun and fell dead.
Almost at the same instant two guns were
fired from the ginhouse, killing Deputy
Morgan and fatally wounding J. B. How
ton. The inmates of the ginhouse, whoever
they are, have barricaded and defy arrest.
J. C. Howton at once came to Birmingham
for assistance, leaving Deputy Scroggins on
guard, assisted by several of Howton's
friends. Sheriff Smith at once dispatched
seven deputies armed with Winchesters to
the scene of the difficulty.
THE TEAKCE WOMAN MUCH BETTER.
Mr. Emma Allbome Recovering From Her
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO Till DISfATCII.l
Attica, N. Y., July 19. Mrs. Emma
Althouse, the sensational long-distance slum
berer, has so much improved that her par
ents expect to dispense with the medical
services of Dr. M. Betel, ot Buffalo, in
about two months. Mrs. Althouse no longer
has snch lengthy trances, and her trance
periods have been reduced gradually, until
now she sleeps only 20 hours or so, at inter
vals of two days. Her sickness besan two
years ago this month, and was induced by
exhaustion, resulting irom inability to as
similate food. This was due to an ulcera
tion which the doctors were unable to ex
plain. Her longest trance was 35 days, and
several ranged irom 10 to 25 days. From a
woman of 190 pounds she became a skeleton
of less than half that weight lost all move
ment of her limbs, and could not speak.
She is able now to whisper and incline
her head. Her body is almost bloodless.
If she continues to absorb nourishment, and
reduces the length of her trances as well as
she has in the last month, her recovery is
certain. The recovery is nature's work, for
her parents have little faith in physicians,
who have net agreed in diagnosing the case.
During several of her trances Mrs. Alt
house saw visions of heavenly things, and
knew about events of which she could re
ceive no information in the sick room.
ONLY A DRUAKEN LUNATIC.
The Sinn Arrested as the Wbltechapel
9Inrdcrer So Styled by Police.
London, July 19. An Englishman was
arrested this morning on the charge of
having murdered the woman whose body
was found Tuesday morning in Castle al
ley, Whitechapel, which he admitted. He
said the weapon he used was an ordinary
pocket knife. He carried no other weapon.
He declared that he lived nowhere, and
that he had just arrived from abroad. The
prisoner is six feet tall, of fair complexion,
and carried himself with a military air.
His actions indicate that he is insane.
He gave the names of the other White
chapel victims, saying he had killed them
all, gave the dates upon which he had killed
them and all the ghastly and indecent de
tails connected with" the terrible crimes.
The police to-night say he is only a
drunken lunatic, and they attach no im
portance to his confession. The man will be
arraigned in the police court to-morrow on
the charge of vagabondism.
. A COUNTY SEAT WAE.
Two Tonus Straggling for Possession of the
rtrZCIXL TELEGRAM TO THE JJISPATCH. I
Topeka, July 19. A telegram was re
ceived here to-day from Garfield county
stating that another county seat war is
threatened. The bitterest ieeling exists be
tween the towns of Bavenna and Eminence
and trouble is imminent.
The Supreme Court decided a few days
ago that Eminence is the legal county seat
of Garfaeld county. Thi& decision makes
it necessary to remove the county records
from Bavenna, where the county seat has
been for three years. The Bavenna people
propose to resist the removal
and ask for a new trial. Emi
nence is determined to have the
county records, which are now guarded in
the Court House at Bavenna. The citizens
there have organized and are heavily armed
to prevent any attack. Pickets are sta
tioned around the town to give warning in
case an attack is made by a force from Emi-
T0 BE BOUGHT BY CREDITORS.
The Cincinnati, Washington and Bnltlmore
Will Tons Leave the Receiver's Hands. l
Cincinnati, July 19. An eutry, by
consent, has been made in the case of the
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, of New
York, against the Cincinnati, Washington
and Baltimore Bailroad Company, by the
terms of which the road is to be sold on
August 1G. It is arranged that the road
shall be bought by an organization of credi
tors through trustees. The plan as agreed
on at Baltimore includes a reduction in the
rate of interest on bonds. The road will then
pass from the hands of the receiver.
A NOVELTY IN POLITICS.
Mississippi Republicans Want a Fmlon
Ticket With the Democrat.
Jackson, Miss., July 19. The Be
publican Executive Committee met here to
day and will make a proposition to the
Democrats to make a fusion ticket for mem
bers of the Legislature and county officers,
and if it is not accepted will run a straight
It is a settled fact that the Bepublicans
will run a State ticket
A Threat for Pope Leo.
HOME, July 19. The.Riorma says: If the
Pope, in the event of his departure from
Italy, should contemplate returning in arms
to win back- temporal power, he would find
himself confronted with insuperable ob
stacles. He Is the Duke of Fife.
London, July 19. The Earl of Fie,
who has been created a Duke bv the Queen,
takes the title of the Dnke of Fife.
S2 10 to TJolontovrn To-Morrow via Bnlll
more and Ohio Railroad
To the encampment of the Eighteenth and
Tenth Begiments. Train leaves at 8 A. It.
F. fc V.'a Pilsner Beer.
Call for this celebrated beer. It Ii to be
found on draught at all first-class bars.
White and fancv dress vests.
Jaues H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth aye.
UTTTIiA rUet up and in'a Jorcible , manner
JVlU A. defend the Ilaliant individually
ana at a nation, from the Hun ef their bra
ductrs. Be e to-morrow's Dispatch. '
A NEW YORE SOLOMON.
He Leave a Higher Conrt to Settle the
Ownership oi a Child.
rsriciAt, Tii.itoiu.it to the pisrATcn.i
"New'Yobk, Jnly 19. Harry Carpenter,
a bronzed engineer of Bahway, N. J., who
said-that he was an employe of tbePennsyl
vania Bailroad, came into Jefferson Market
Police Court in a big hurry this afternoon
and asked Jndge Gorman to make his wife
Helen, who is living with her twin sister
in Elizabeth, N, J., give up his child.
He said his wife had quarreled with him
and kept the child so that he could not get
it He said he had another child living
with his mother in this city. He called his
mother, a very fat woman dressed in black,
to corroborate his story that her daughter-in-law
had hidden her other child from
Carpenter, and that the husband and wife
"You want my advice?" said Justice
Gorman, fitting the tips ot his fingers to
gether very accurately and holding up his
hands like a stained-class saint "Well.
my advice is to wait until the divorce pro
ceedings you say you are going to bring
against your wile are in conrt. Then the
nigner conrt win aeciae wno snau nave ins
child. This court hasn't the power to in
terfere in such matters."
Carpenter hurried off, saying that he
would push the divorce suit
Two hourslater Carpenter's wife appeared.
Her sister was with her. They had bundles
in their hands and had apparently came to
town on a shopping tour. Both went to the
bench and shed tears before Justice Gorman.
His Honor looked grieved and and asked
what the matter was. Mrs. Carpenter said
she had come to get a warrant to compel her
mother-in-law to give up her child.
"My husband "has kidnaped him," she
exclaimed, bursting into tears afresh, "and
keeps him locked up so that I can't get to
see him at all. He is doing it just to spite
me, too, lor he don't care enough for the
child to support it"
His Honor struck the same unusual
stained-glass attitude and studied the ceil
ing in despair, while Mrs. Carpenter con
tinued to weep copiously. Itwas evidently
a touch nut for the Court to crack.
"It's no use crying, Madam," His Honor
said at length. "1 have not the power to
help you. I advised your husband to let
the higher court settle the dispute. I'll
hive to give you the same advice, that's
Then the Court put on its tall white hat
and abruptly adjourned.
It Cause the Death of Two Men and the
Injury of Many More.
Washington Court House, O., July
19. A terrible boiler explosion occurred at
half-past 5 o'clock this evening. A porta
ble saw mill boiler of 25 horse power, of
H. P. Duval make, was pumping out water
from wells for the new waterworks in pro
cess of construction at that place. Suddenly
the boiler went to pieces with a terrible re
port The dead and injured are as follows:
FRED W. MOBEELL, engineer, torn all to
NATHANIEL TAYLOR, of Bloomingburg.
John Taylor, colored, badly hurt, both legs
broken; Sam McClran. braised badly; Dan
Hopkins, colored, bruised and scalded badly;
Chas. Roblnon. bruised slightly; George Bowe,
arm injured badly; James Harper, side bruised
badly: William Lemott, Bridgeport, I1L, by
stander, bead and ankle badly hurt; John P.
Morton, contractor for construction of water
works, very seriously.
The latter was hurled with great force
against a truck and held until he became
unconscious, iu which condition he remained
until 8 o'clock to-night The boiler was
hurled through a forest for 150 yards and
the firebox was sent 100 yards in the other
Cause an overheated boiler, low water
and an inexperienced engineer, Fred Wor
rell, who lest his life in this casualty.
3.000 KNIGHT8 OP LABOR
Given a Charter by,the ExceotlTe Board
Settling Carpenter' Trouble.
Chicago, July 19. The Executive Com
mittee of the Knights of Labor at this
morning's session granted a charter to the
Ship CalkerS and Carpenters' National
Trade Assembly. This means an accession
of about 3,000 members lor the Knights,
1,500 ol them being already organized at
Detroit, Buffalo, Bav City, Saginaw, Cleve
land, New York and Jersey City. ,
After long" consultation with local car
penters to-day, the board recommended a
union of the K. of L. carpenters with the
"United Carpenters' Council." They sug
gested that the two elements be under the
control of an advisory committee, to be
made up equally from each body, which
will issue the working cards to members.
The committee is to have no legislative
power, and can take no action that shall be
binding on either element, until mutually
ratified. The action of the board, it is
thought, will heal the existing breach in
the ranks of the carpenters.
WALKED FROll' JOHNSTOWN.
A Young Motbernnd Father Who Escaped
and Are Now la Braddock.
There arrived at Braddock yesterday from
Johnstown Mr. and Mrs. Bobert Duncan
and 2-months-old baby. When the flood
came down upon them Mrs. Duncan was
confined on a bed of sickness, her, babe
being only a week old. They had a hard
time'of it in reaching Braddock, having
walked the entire distance. At one place
they were compelled to sleep all night in a
barn. The mother is about 19 years of age.
They were taken in charge by the Belief
Committee, who will temporarily provide
Roswell Horr' Refusal.
Washington, July 19. The following
letter has been received at the State Depart
ment: East Saginaw, Mich.. July 18.
Hon. Tm, F. "Wharton, Acting Secretary of
State, Washington, I). C.t ,
Dear Sib Your notice of my appointment
by the President of the United States as Con
Bul to Valparaiso, Chili, is Just received. I
most respectfully decline to accept the posi
tion. Yours most truly, K. G. Hokb.
Insurance In the Soma.
New York, July 19. A meeting of the
fire insurance. companies doing business in
the South was held to-day. The subject
under discussion was the forming of a
survev bureau to cover the Southern
States. A committee was appointed to
urge upon the Southeastern Tariff Associa
tion the necessity of adding inspection of
risks to their rating of the same.
, Whisky Dealer Assign.
Nashttlle, July 19. Pearce & Byan,
wholesale whisky dealers, to-day made an
assignment for the benefit of creditors, J.
N. Sherry being named as assignee- Lia
bilities, $103,089 31; assets, $133,149 66.
About $60,000 of liabilities due parties out
side of Tennessee.
Mlcbener Succeeds Hnston.
Indianapolis, July 19. At the meet
ing of the Republican State Central Com
mittee to-night, Hon. James N. Huston,
Treasurer of the United States, presented
his resignation of the Chairmanship. Hon.
Lewis T. Michener. State Attorney General,
was unanimously chosen to the vacancy.
Engaged to Emmons Blaine.
Chicago, July 19. The reported en-
'gagement of Miss Anita McCormick,
daughter of Cyrus a. .McCormick, of this
city, to Emmons Blaine, son of. Hon. James
G, Blaine, was confirmed to-night by the
yoMf lady herself.
V SCUT, WITT to-morrevft Dis-
JiDftBll nJLLlJ patch rfewrieettfte
inner mytleriet onntfed with the prefer ow-
IMPROTING THE OHIO.
Colonel Merrill's Report of the Work
Done on That Stream and on the
ALLEGHENY AND HONONGAHELA.
A flew Argument Against the General Use
of Uotural (jas.
THE DAYIS ISLAND DAM ffOEKS WELL.
A Sajjertisa as to the Completion of Bert's Island
Colonel ,Merrill. who has charge of the
improvements in the Ohio, Allegheny and
Monongahela rivers, has made his report.
He recommends some changes in the Davis
Island dam, and advises that the work of
improving the rivers be pushed. He also
recommends that the dispute between the
Government and the poperty holders on
Herr's Island be pushed to an issue.
rSFXCIAt. TELXQBAM TO THI BISFATCH.J
Washington, jJuly 19. Colonel Mer
rill, the engineer officer in charge of the im
provements of the Ohio, Allegheny and
Monongahela rivers, has made his report to
the Secretary of War. After reciting the
act of Congress of August 11, 1888, appro
priating J380.000 for continuing the im
provement of the Ohio river, with its va
rious provisions, one of which is that $20,
000, or so much as may be necessary, shall
be used for a drift gap for Davis Island dam,
the Colonel says of this project.
"The universal use of natural gas in and
around Pittsburg has put a stop to the de
struction by fire of packing boxes, straw,
refuse from building operations, and so
iorth.and most of these materials are thrown
into the river and ultimately find their way
to the Davis Island dam, embarrassing the
maneuvers by getting into the culverts and
amonor the wickets, trestles and lock gates.
Such material cannot well be passea over
the dam, and the lowering of the wicket at
low water is objectionable on account of
raising it under the low water head. The
drift gap consists of wo parallel walls
of masonry, between which is a bear trap,
closing a clear opening of 62 feet. This
gate is handled by opening or closing the
valves which control culverts built in the
masonry walls and connecting with the
space under the gate. With this device it
is practicable to fill the bay above the bear
trap gate with drift and flush it through by
closing one valve and opening another.
The advantage of this apparatus over any
other is that it can be lowered and raised by
one man without any special exertion, and
regardless of the head of water."
WORK DELATED BY HIOH TVATEB.
Work was begun on the drift gap soon
after theappropriation was made, but during
the winter has been delayed by high water.
It was begun again last April, and was pro
gressing favorably when the flood of May
31, assisted by the breaking of the South
Fork reservoir, again broke down the coffer
dam and stopped work. At the close of the
fiscal year the debris had been cleared away,
the machinery repaired and some progress
made on rebuilding the coffer. In regard to
improvements, Colonel Merrill reports as
"The contract for the dam between Davis
and Neville Islands has been let to Oliver
Beed, but high water has preventel prose
cution of the work. 'The dam at Marietta,
which was so badly worn as to be almost in
operative, is now being repaired. Manv of
the dykes and dams are reported injured by
the flood, and every effort is being made to
get them in good condition. The bar at
Brown's Island, where so many coal barges
stranded inMarch, 1888,. is reported com
Engineer Martin, in charge of the Davis
Island dam, reports: "The constant succes
sion of high water made it necessary to
handle the dam frequently, but this was
done without accident or difficulty. After
the last lowering the dan was left down in
order to build the gap for the passage of
drift, but the continuance of rises made the
raising of the dam unnecessary, although
unfortunately at the same time it prevented
the completion of the drift gap."
THE DAM WORKS "WELL.
During the year the lock has worked very
satisfactorily. The recommendation that
the guiding crib below the lock be extended
is renewed. By the new method proposed
for handling the dam the boat will be
moored below the dam and out of reach of
the overflow. The boat is fastened to the
wicket adjacent to the one to be lowered and
out ot the way of the fall of the latter. By
means of a wrought-iron beam operated by
the.proper mechanism from the maneuver
ing boat, the wicket is pushed forward until
the prop drops from the second
step of the wicket, the steam
is shut from the engine and the pressure of
the water on the wicket reverses the ma
chinery. In regard to the extension of the
system of movable dams down the Ohio, it
is recommended that work on all of them be
begun at once, that navigation may not be
more interrupted than necessary.
The estimates for the next fiscal year are:
Low dams and dykes, $500,000; commencing
movable dams Nos. 1 and 2, $100,000; Bock
bar, Licking river, $50,000; snagging, $25,
000; dredging, $19,000; miscellaneous, $85,
000. Total, $779,000.
IMPROVING the ALLEGHENY.
Little has been done in the improvement
of the Allegheny beyond the accumulation
ot materials. Further construction of dykes
and dams is recommended in a general wav.
An estimate ot this work or $50,000 is sub
mitted. The balance now available is very
small. The estimate for the Monongahela
for the next fiscal year is about $53,000, and
about $31,000 is available.
In regard ' to the dam at Herr's Island
little progress is reported on account of the
dispute iu regard to the acquirement of land,
and the dividing line between the land
owned by the Government and that of
private individuals. A suggestion is made
that the United States District Attorney
push the matter to some conclusion. The
oaIanceavailable for this work is $70,000,
and the estimate for the next fiscal year is
Tne statistical tables accompanying the
report show that the shipments of coal from
Pittsburg to Cincinnati and Louisville in
creased from 66.000,000 bushels in 1883-4 to
91,000.000 bushels in 1888-9.
XXX, 1855, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts $2 00
I860, McKlm's Pure Bye Whisky,
full quarts 3 00
Monogram, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts.... Y 1 75
Extra Old Cabinet, Pure Bye Whisky,
full auarts 1 50
I Gibson's, 1879, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 2 uu
Gibson's Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 50
Guckenheimer Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts , 1 00
'Guckenheimer Export.Pure Bye Whis
ky, full quarts 1 50
Moss Export, Pure Bye Whisky, lull
quarts 1 25
1879 Export, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts ..., 1 25
1880 Export, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts ...,.... 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. ,95 and
97 Fifth ave.
Store Close at S O'clock To-Day
Come in time see bargains in ladies' and
children's summer suits.
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AFTER GREAT INAGUA.
France and America Each Striving for
Legitime' Favor and a Port From
Which Commerce Toward Pan
ama Blay be Watched.
Baltimore, July 19. The Sun's Wash
ington special says:
In the diplomatic circles the Impression Is
growing that the United States and France are
making preparations for a controversy over a
small island under the jurisdiction of the
Haytfan Government. Ever since the proposi
tion was made to construct a canal at Panama
the United States has been endeavoring to get
possession of the v island in question
which is situated in the immediate
vicinity of St. Nicholas Mole, and is down on
the naval charts as Great Inagua. A naval
station on the latter island has been the ambi
tion of this Government for many years. It
would not only givo the United States a posi
tion of vantage at the northern en
trance to the windward pass, flow
ing between Cuba and Haytl, bat it
would enable onr Government to scrutinize all
the commerce jroine through the pass at Pan
ama ana beyond. This most desirable location
for a naval station has not been overlooked by
France, who also has an interest in the Panama
Canal, and the French Government has been
figuring on outbidding our Government for the
purchase or possession of it.
A gentleman well versed in diplomatic mat
ters stated to-day that, just before Preident
Salomon, the late executive of Haytl. left the
Island, he forwarded to this. Govern
ment a proposition by which it was
intended that the United States should
acquire control of the Great Inaeua
Wand. Before action could be taken by this
Government, President Salomon was expelled
from Hyti, thus puttinjr a stop to any negotia
tions. France at once took advantage of the
situation and placed the Legitime wing of the
Hayttan party under obligation to her andat the
same time made a tempting offer for the island
in question. Just now the sitnatlon appears to
be very much complicated by the recognition
of the Legitime Government by .both the
United States and France. It was to find out
where onr Government stands and what chance
there 1b for the can-vine out or the late Presi
dent Salomon's wishes on this subject that
Secretary Blaine prepared to send three com
missioners to Havtf.
Commodore walker was reticent concerning
the statement that activity among the naval
vessels at the New York Navy Yard may have
something bearing on the Haytlan question.
When asked if the desire to have the work on
the new ships pushed forward is dne to the In
tention of the State Department to have a sub
stantial naval squadron accompany a commis
sion to Haytl. he answered evasively.
Secretary Tracy said to-day: "The order to
prepare the vessels for sea has no bearing on
THE INSURANCE LOSSES.
Conemaugh Taller ufferera Having; Their
Bnalnesr Settled Up.
Over $250,000 is the total of the losses, up
to date, of the following life insurance com
panies by reason oi the Conemaugh Valley
The Provident Life and Trust, 17,000; New
York Life. C13.000; Home Life, I2.0U0: Fidelity
Mutual. S3.000; American Life. 810,000; U. B.
Mutual. $6,000: Etna Life. $9,000: Travelers. $1,
000; United States Life. 518,500; Equitable. $25.
000; Mutual Life, S33.000: New England, 82,000;
Penn Mutual, 811.000; Washington Life, $8,000;
Pacitic Mutual. 83,000: Standard Accident. $5,.
000; United States Mutual Accident, 87.500;
People's Accident, 815,000; and various assess
ment associations, 820,000.
The money is being paid out as fast as
proof is sent in, and already $175,000 has
been disbursed. The Metropolitan Life In
surance, which had more than 1,000 policies
in the district, has had only three losses.
H0AK ON ANNEXATION.
It Is a Bigger Thins Than Most People
Imaalne It to Be.
Boston, July 19. Before the Massachu
setts Club at Point of Pines to-day, Sena
tor Hoar spoke' at length upon Canadian
annexation. He outlined the differences in
the forms ofj government of the two coun
tries, in thejr political systems, and said
that Great Britain is undertaking to' make
of Canada a great link in the chain which
she is forming around the planet of com
merce and of military power. He said:
"It is something more than gathering a
plum or picking up a ripe pear, as we have
to do when we annex Canada. There are
obstacles which have been enough to keep
Europe divided into 60 nationalities at the
present time, with which we are to contend
and which we must overcome before we
PITTSBDEG IN FIFTH PLACE.
Her Becord Among the Western Cities for
the Lost Postal Quarter.
Washington, July 19. Following Is a
statement of total gross postal receipts in the
chief Western cities for the quarter ending
June 30, 1889: Chicago, $696,623; St. Xouis,
$255,139; Cincinnati, $190,740; San Fran
cisco, $169,672; Pittsburg, $121,638; Cleve
land, $104,313; Detroit, $90,713; Kansas
City. $98,805; New Orleans, $86,123; Mil
waukee, $78,048; Minneapolis, $73,065; St.
Paul, $73,298; Louisville, $72,060; Indian
apolis, $49,749; Toledo. $37,547.
- The total of 30 leading cities, in which the
above are included, is $5(40Z,70S, and the
average rate per cent of increase over the
same quarter in 1883 is 8.
SO 0R0NIN WOKE. '
The Cook Connty Grand Jury Will Have
No Evldenco Before It.
Chicago, July 19. The next regular
grand jury is to be impaneled Monday
next. States Attorney Longenecker was
to-day asked if this jury would be
called upon to further investigate the
"I assure you they won't," said he, "un
less I secure more .evidence than I have
now. I have obtained much valuable evi
dence since the last grand jury was dis
charged, but it has been chiefly against the
men whom they indicted, and who are
already in jail."
O'BRIEN'S SUIT OPENS.
He Says lie Never Incited to Murder Sails
bnry'a Counsel Poshes Him.
London, July 19. The trial of the action
of Mr. William O'Brien against Lord Salis
bury for slander began to-day. Mr. O'Brien
testified that he had neverincited to murder
or robbery, either upon the platform or in
his paper. United Ireland. He never advo
Sir Edward Clarke, Solicitor General,
counsel for Lord Salisbury, subjected Mr.
O'Brien to a searching cross-examination.
He aimed to show that the witness' editorial
articles and speeches justified the language
used by Lord Salisbury. .
JUDGE FLEMING GAINS.
In the Contest for Governor of West Tir
cinla lie la Ahead 6S Votes.
(SPZCUIi lELIOnAM TO THE DI8FATCIT.1
Terra Axta, W. Va., Jnly 19. In the
Gubernatorial contest so far Judge Fleming
has made a net gain of 68 votes. Han
cock, Marshall and Wetzel counties were
disposed of to-day."" In Hancock each con
testant lost two votes. In Wetzel Goff lost
two, and in Marshall Goff lost seven votes
and Fleming lost one.
A $120,000 Lightning Stroke.
Alpena, July 19. The large and splen
didly equipped mill of W. L. -and H. D.
Churchill, corner of First and Wales
streets, was struck by lightning this morn
ing and burned to the ground, only the
boiler house being saved. One hundred
and thirty-five men" are thrown out of em
ployment. It is expected the mill will be
rebuilt immediately. The loss is given at
$120,000; insurance $30,000.
Finances of the Indlnnapolltani.
Indianapolis, Jnly 19. It is stated
to-night authoritatively that the Indianap
olis club has made more than expenses and
has money in its treasury, and is likely to
pay, a dividend at tne ciese 01 tae season.
it is aiso oacKea oy sea res
ml thousand delhn easital.
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GRAIN BATES NOT TET CHANGED.
They Will Not be InereasedJiefsre the First
ItTXCUJ. TBLSOBAX TO THI DISPATCH .1
Philadelphia, July 19. General
Freight Agent Joyce, of the Pennsylvania
Bailroad, this afternoon, authorized
the announcement that the Pennsyl
vania would, inconjunction with all
the other trunk. lines, postpone
the restoration of grain rates I till August 1.
This decision was reached as the result of a
telegraphic communication carried on all
day between Chairman Blanchard and the
officials of the various trunk lines.
Mr. Joyce explained that, while
the notice of an advance could be
issued first, and subsequently a notice of re
duction be put out, and tne conditions ot
both be carried out within the prescribed
ten days, yet when the notice of a reduction
was issued first, and that of the advance fol
lowed, the latter only dated from the day
the reduced rate went into'effeet, therefore,
making 13 days in all before the restora
tion. In the meantime, there will be no further
reductions,"-but the Pennsylvania will re
tain its rate on wheat and corn at the 20
cent basis to New York, though on other
roads the reduced tariffs apply to wheat and
corn, and also other products.
A SCARED CONGRESSMAN.
Indiana Politician Create a Sensation In a
SPICIAL TSIXOEAM TO TOT DtSPATCH.1
Indianapolis, July 19. A sensational
scene occurred in a hotel to-day in which
Congressman Cheadle and State Senator
Boyd were the actors. It appears that Chea
dle has recommended for appointment as
Postmaster at Noblesville a man not
living in the city, while at Westfield, in the
same county, he caused the appointment of
a Democrat's widow as postmistress. This
angered Boyd, who talked freely about the
Cheadle and Boyd met in the hotel, and
the former extended his hand. Boyd drew
back and replied: "No; I'll not shake
hands with any such d d. scoundrel.
I consider you a dirty liar, sir.
You promised to recommend soldiers
tor office, and you have lied about it."
Baisinghis hand and advancing.he howled:
"You are a contemptible, lying sconndrel.
Now, go, and don't you ever dare to speak
to me again."
Cbeadle made no reply, but walked
away pale and trembling. Boyd is a very
small man and Cheadle weighs 206,pounds.
SERIOUS RAILROAD ACCIDENT. ,
A Locomotive Jnmps From a Trestle and
Three Men Are Killed.
ISFICtAI. TELEGKAM TO THE DISrATCIT.I
Waterbury, Conn., July 19. The
first serious accident on the Meridan, Water
bury and Connecticut Biver road occurred
to-night, when the locomotive of the evening
eastbonnd mixed train left the track on the
trestle crossing the Consolidated road, near
Meridan, and dragged with it 20 feet, to
the ground below, a loaded box car
and two empty coal cars. The train
was' thrown from the rails by a
defective frog, and ran for some distance on
the ties, until the first of the two passenger
cars collided with the abutment of the
trestle and broke the coupling, releasing
the forward part of the train.
The breaking of the coupling saved the
two coaches and the 20 passengers. The
engineer, Michael Ledwith, of Cromwell,
the fireman, James Fitzgerald of
Cromwell, and a train hand,
Michael Lynn, of Cromwell, are fatally in
jured. The doctors say Ledwith has a
broken back and is injured internally.
Fitzgerald's back is broken, and Lynn is
badly cut and bruised and his back broken.
CREEKS WANT $400,000.
They Have S3.000.000 With the Govern
ment and Ask for Part of It.
Washington, July 19. A delegation
of Creek Indians from the Indian Territory
to-day called on Secretary Noble and the
officials of the Indian Bureau and urged a
per capita payment among the Creeks of
$400,000 from their fund of about $3,000,000
to meet the present needs of their people,
who now number about 14,000. The Secre
tary expressed himself as tavonng the pay
ment provided it could be done by execu
tive authority, but said that it was doubt
ful whether any portion of the principal can
be so paid without legislative action.
The delegation, anticipating a decision
that legislative action would be necessary,
asked the Secretary for snch indorsement as
would enable them to borrow the money
from capitalists pending such action. This
proposition, however, did not meet with the
PROF. HOGAN'S OIIANCES OF ESCAPE.
Inventor Campbell Thinks That They Are
Good Enougb for Hone.
rSPKCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THI DISPATCK.l
Netv York, July 19. Whether"Prof. E.
D. Hogan is yet alive, after his perilous
ascent in Inventor Campbell's ait ship from
the Nassau Gas Company's worksln. Brook
lyn, Tuesday last, is still a problematical
question. Inventor Campbell was seen at
a late hour to-night, at his home, 455 Fifth
avenue. South Brooklyn, and, although he
was still under great excitement over the
unfortunate affair, as he termed it, he was
decidedly of the opinion, from all that he
had beard, that Prof. Hogan may be yet
Since Pilot John Phelan. of the pilot boat
Caprice, reported seeing the air ship break
away from an obstruction in the water, sup
posed to be the car in which Hogan was
carried, nothing definite has been heard from
THREE SISTERS GO INSANE.
The Death end Bnrlal of Their Brother Has
a Sad Effect on Their Minds.
Washington, July 19 A week ago to
day W. G. Selden, a member of a well
known family in this city, and a brother of
Mr. John Selden, who" was prominently
connected with the Spanish Claims Com
mission, died at his - residence
in this city, where he lived with
nnother brother and three maiden sisters.
He was buried, and since then no one has
been seen to either enter or come
out of the house. The circumstances
aronsed considerable interest among the
neighbors, who to-day had the police break
open the house. They found the three
sisters wandering about the place in a wild
and demented state. The police are inves
tigating the case, which is very mysterious.
HUGE FREIGHT STEAMERS.
A Line of the Largest Afloat for Service
Between Liverpool and Baltimore.
Baltimore, July 19. The Bossmore,
the largest freight carrying steamship
on the Atlantic, the first of the
new steamships for the Baltimore service
of the Johnston Line, sailed from Liver
pool for this port on the 12th Inst. She is
constructed to carry 1,225 cattle. Her di
mensions are 413 feet in length, 46 feet 3
inches in breadth and 37 feet to spar deck.
She has a weight carrying capacity of 6,800
tons and her speed will be 12 knots
per hour. Her engines will develop 2,500
none power. The Queensmore, sister ship
to the Bossmore, will soon be completed at
Belfast by the builders of the White Star
fleet. Two more ships, the Parkmore and
the Sedgemore, are being pushed to com
pletion. Paying; for a Torpedo Boat.
Washington, July 19. The Secretary
of the Navy has made the fourth payment
-of $16,550 to the Herreschof Company,
at Newport, for the construction of the tor
pedo boat being built for the United States
Government. There were to be but five
payments on this boat, and the lst will be
withheld until her acotpUaes. ;
A Pet Monkey Becomes the Prey of a
Kewly ArriveiBoa Constrictor.
DULL M050TONI HAS A BIG BREAK.
Injured Feelings and a Craving Appetite
HOW A SERPENT G0I.A SQUARE HEAL. '
A Slow Job Completed, His BaaxesMp Settles Dowa
A 20-foot, boar constrictor jest arriTed
from South America and placed in a New
York animal store proceeds to make a
hearty meal of a, pet monkey called "Chest
nuts." 'The manner in which the poor lit
tle monkey became the prey of his country
man is told in an interesting manner.
riPKCIAI. TILKJBAM TO THX. BISrATCH.1
Ne-w-York, July 19. "Chestnuts," th
little ring-tailed monkey that has played
the part of a pet in Seiche's animal store,
is indeed a "chestnut" now, for bright and
early this morning he was swallowed by a
20-foot boa constrictor.
Chestnuts was born in South America,
where he was captured before he had grown
big enough to enjoy the pleasures of being
a link in a monkey chain formed for the
purpose of crossing some wide stream, in
the manner well known to all readers of
Mayne Beid. He never knew the joy of
courting some brazenfaced hussy of a female
monkey, or entering the prize ring with the
Sullivan of his species. He was too young
for man-monkey joys. He arrived at Mr.
Beiche's store six months ago. with a set
tledjair of melancholy upon him, but a dis
position to make himself agreeable.
He won the friendship of the employes of
the store, and whenever a batch of monkeys
was made up to send to some show or park,
Chestnuts was careiully left out. He was
INSTALLED IN A DOGHOUSE
in the brick-paved yard back of the store,
and here he spent his days. He wore a
wrinkle of simulated pleasure upon his face
whenever anyone approached, and when he
was alone he was stealthily occupied in try
ing to escape. O'Toole, the' chimpanzee, a .
young wild cat and a piping flock of birds
were his fellow citizens In captivity.
There was a break in the dull monotony
of Chestnuts' life on Thursday evening, when
a weird assortment of anacondas from South
America arrived at the store. As country
men of his, he was at first disposed to pity
them, but after a moment's intense thought
the idea that these moguls, who used to
bluff everything in the old country and put
on high and lofty airs, were helpless prison
ers, tickled Chestnuts so that he could not
keep from laughing.
A particular object of his mirth was the
20-foot boa constrictor. The boa evidently
observed the fact that the monkey was
hating fun with him,
and, being hungry, resolved to satisfy his
injured feelings and his craving appetite at
the same time. Mr. Beiche's men are indif
ferent to the passions of the lower animal?,
and paid little attention to Chesnuts' mirth
or the vicious gleam in the boa's bead-like
Mr. Snake made a spring that landed him
out ot the box on the brick floor of the yard.
He wound around at a great rate among the
boxes and barrels. The only way to handle
one of these tremendous serpents is to catch
him just back ot the head and then to hold
on hard. This serpent was so big and strong,
and made such threatening movements when
any of the attendants approached him, that
they preferred to be cautious.
The boa crawled toward the poor little
monkey under cover of the barrels and r
boxes. Chestnuts had been watchin? him '
with much pleasure, and his little old-man
face was screwed np into a gleefnl wrinkle,
when suddenly the head of the boa opened
directly over him.
' ONE QUICK GLANCE
into the opening was enough to scare all the
mirth out of Chestnuts, and fill him with a
great fear. He stopped his chattering and
began screaming for help. He plunged
maaly at the leather thong which held
him, and then, tailing to break it, jumped
over his house in order to hide between it
and the wall.
Imagine the horror that filled poor Chest
nuts when he found that he had jumped
right into the folds of the snake. He
screamed shrilly and wriggled, but the boa
had pinned him close, and, wrapping fold
after fold about him, crushed him alive.
Then the serpent unwound himself, and
catching his prey with his teeth, dragged it
"ut in plain view of the attendants, stretched
his mouth over the remains,, and then began
walking up around them. t
It was a slow job. In about9S0 minutes
Chestnuts had disappeared from sight for
ever. There was a big lump in the boa'
body that stood up like a headboard.
SETTLED DOWN TO DIGESTION. -
His meal finished, the snake settled him
self comfortably down to digest. Then the
attendants seized him and lifted him into a
box, but he was still vicious, and perhaps
hungry, and succeeded, before he was safely
secured, in seizing Mr. Beiche's hand and
holding on so desperately that his jaws had
to be forced open. The bite of the boa is not
poisonous, and the wound will heal quickly.
All the serpents are very hungry, and the
work of feeding them will shortly be begun.
This is a tedious job, and if the big fellow
bad not been aggravated, or had been less
hungry, he would not have eaten Chestnuts
until after he had bathed and drank. The
serpents are not only dirtv, but they are
doubtless very- thirsty. They will not
drink unless there is enough water for them
to crawl into and bathe at the same time.
For this purpose a big tub is used. After
this is done they will be fed, probably, on
live rabbits, for they will eat nothing that
they have not killed themselves. If Bergh's
officers come around, perhaps they will do.
He Can't Find His Home.
A 10-year-old lad. giving his name at
Hugh Grant, was brought to the Allegheny
lockup last night by a citizen living on the
Perrysville road. The boy said his mother
had moved from their home on Liberty
street, near the Point, to East street, Alle-
citizen took the boy to his home and will
keeo him until his mother is found.
FOB THE HOT WEATHJKK.
Are Yon Wasting Tlmtf
Are you using Marvin's pure rye bread?
If not, you are missing one oi the most de
lightful things of this life. Don't waste
any more valuable time. Get a few loaves
from your grocer and try them. You will
never gret it. Tissa
For To-Day Special.
We have put on sale 560 men's suits, sizes
from 33 to 44 breast measure,made of Scotch
cheviots, Blarney tweeds.Harris cassimeres,
corkscrews, worsteds and blue flannels, cut
in sacks ana cutawav frocks, for the very
low price of $8, $8, $8. Bear in mind,
please, that this great special sale of regu
lar $18. $17. $15 suits for $8. Store open, to
night till 11 o'clock. P. O. C. C, cor. Grant
and Diamond its., opp. new Court House.
MTJLVANEY On Friday evening, July 1ft,
1889, at 11:30, Michael MUXVAXZT, aged 90
years, at his residence, 481 Webster aveaue,
Notice of funeral hereafter.
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