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1 EXPENSIVE SNUB,
Representative Brower's Coign
of Vantage a Thorn in the
Flesh of His Party.
)HIS POWER TO BE FEARED.
The Control of tho Kext Delegation
Prom Bis State at Stake.
A MARGIN TOO HARROW TO FOOL "WITH
The Kicking Candidate for Speaker Cred
ited With a Very Shrewd Dlove Even
Hrowcr Better In Congress, Despite Ills
DIUIs BUI Vote, Than nn Onl-nnd-Oat
Democrat Tho Tvro Factions in North
Carolina and What They Kepresent
The Abolition ot the Internal Kevenuo
Very Popular In the Stntc Brower Act
Ins Only In Self-Dcfense A Move to
Freeze Htm Ont of a He-Election One
of Wnnamnker's Customers Knows
Which Side His Bread Is Battered On
Tnnner to be Vindicated.
Representative Brower is credited with a
Very shrewd move in his canvass for the
(Speakership. The administration is
thought to have designs on the North Car
olina delegation, and much depends, there
fore, on the outcome of this engagement
Postmaster General Wanamaker, in spite
of his multifarious duties, has not forgotten
how to work for his Philadelphia clothing
rsrxciAX. tkixgbam to the DisrATcn.i
Washington, July 24. The proclama
tion of Representative Brower, of North
Carolina, that he is to he an independent
candidate for Speaker, and that he will not
enter the caucus of either party, serves to
call attention to the very narrow margin by
which the Republicans will control the
House of Representatives. "What is the
matter with Brower?" is the question that
Republicans are veiy generally asking.
They will probably ask it with much more
persistence if Mr. Brower shall adhere to
the position that he now occupies when the
Fifty-first Congress convenes.
A gentlemen well informed in North Caro
lina politics has this to say in explanation
of the course that Mr. Brower has thought
proper to pursue:
The Cnnso of Mr. Brower's Complaint.
-"Mr. Brower makes no concealment of
the fact that his ground of complaint
sgainst the administration is that he has
been ignored in the distribution of federal
patronage in his State. There arc two in
ternal revenue districts in North: Carolina,
parts of which are included in his Congres
sional district. He had candidates for both
of these offices. All of his recommenda
tions as to the collectors themselves were dis
regarded, and now he says the deputies ap
pointed by the new collectors are not only
opposed to him, but are endeavoring to or
ganize a movement in his Congressional
district to defeat his renomination. They
are, it appears, working for another Fed
eral appointee of the Harrison administra
tion. Two Factions Fighting Cor tho State.
"There have long been two factions in
the Republican politics of North Carolina.
This State has always been one of the
strongholds of Senator Sherman in the
South, and the Mott iamilv have been his
political managers. Tom Kehoe, the editor
of the Republican newspaper at Greenville,
and one of the shrewdest politicians in the
State, has represented the other faction.
The North Carolina delegation to the Re
publican National Convention at Chicago
was at first for Sherman, but afterward it
became divided. The anti-Shermanites
went for Harrison; one of them had how
ever, voted for Harrison; from the be
ginning. "It was the expectation of the anti
Sherman part of the delegation that they
would be recognized in the distribution of
Federal patronage. Brower was prominent
among them, but
Hi Uccommendatlons Were Disregarded,
and he insists that General Harrison has
for some purpose of his own transferred the
patronage of the State back to the old Sher
man machine, and read all other Repub
licans out of the party.
The internal revenue officials of North
Carolina are important political person
ages. Owing to the great number of small
'distilleries that are run in the mountain
districts, they have the appointment of at
least 50 deputies. Each one of these depu
ties is a local political force. Having voted
for the Mills bill after his renomination,
Mr. Brower is out of line with the Repub
lican leaders of his district. There was
come suggestion that his name should be
withdrawn, and a meeting of the State Re
publican Committee was held to decide
whether this was expedient There was also
A Consultation With tbeRepubllenn leaders
in Washington upon that subject It was
decided that if Brower should be taken
down after having been regularly nomi
nated, he would continue to run as an inde
pendent and that the result would probably
be the election of a Democrat
"Word was given to the Republicans by
such men as McKinley that it would be bet
ter to have Brower in Congress, even if he
did vote lor the Mills bill, than to have a
Democrat Accordingly, Brower received
the support of the Republican organization.
He is very strong in his district, because he
has beeu a consistent opponent of the inter
nal revenue law. He favors the absolute
repeal of all internal revenue taxation.
This policy is very popular with the small
distillers, particularly in the mountain dis
tricts. But it is the general understanding
that he will not again receive the regular
Republican nomination. Combinations have
already been formed to prevent it The
-Federal appointments have apparently been
flixed with this end in view.
Forrrd to Act in belf-Defcnsc.
"The result is that Brower is acting in ac
cordance with the law of self preservation.
He is looking out for himself. He undoubt
edly intends to run for Congress as an Inde
pendent. He has a very constant following
among the Republicans, which he would be
likely to retain under all circumstances. He
expects the indorsement of, the Democrats
because ot his vote in favor of the Millsbill.
His theory is that the Democrats will prefer
to indorse him, with the probability of his
election, rather than to nominate a regular
Democrat, with the probability of defeat
"There is another way of looking at this
threatened revolt of Brower. It may be in
tended for effect upon the other candidates
for Speaker. Having failed to get such
patronage from the administration as Mr.
Brower and his followers had hoped, they
will now endeavor to secure a part of
The Fatronago of the Hoaso
of Representatives. They desire not only the
choice committee places for themselves, but
wish to be represented in lucrative positions
about the House. The Northern Repub
licans will not fail to regard their position
in this light But while they do not admit
that . Mr. Brower will npt enter the Repub
lican caucus, Brower himself, who came
here evidently for the purpose of calling
public attention to his views, says that he
"There can be no doubt that the move
ment of Brower will be regarded as very un
welcome to the Republican managers, who
have been so confidently predicting that
they would secure the control of the House
of Representatives without any trouble.
Brower's attitude may have some influence
upon an extra session. One certain effect
will be to postpone the calling of Congress
until after all the Republicans from the
new States have been elected.
Failed to Get What They Wanted.
"There was a conference of Southern Re
publicans immediately after the 4th of
March, when an attempt was made to form
a pool among the Congressmen lor the
distribution of Southern patronage. A
committee from this conference waited upon
President Harrison, and indicated to him
what the desires of the Southern Congress
men were. They do not appear to have
been very favorably received, for their
recommendations have been more frequently
diregarded than followed. Southern com
binations have been formed before, but they
have proved more formidable on paper than
in fact and Mr. Brower will undoubtedly,
when the Congress convenes, find the South
ern cohort dwindle to Fallstaff's three men
in buckram. There is one point in connec
tion with this quarrel among the Republi
cans of North Carolina that ought not to be
overlooked. It is the purpose of the Harri
son managers to secure the
Control of the Sherman Machinery
in the Southern States. It is apparently
assumed that Sherman is no longer to be
feared as a Presidental candidate. He has
himself announced that he is not to be again
considered as a candidate. The Sherman
machine is therefore to be rechristened, and
the Federal appointments in North Carolina
make it probable that if Harrison is to be a
candidate for renomination he will secure
the delegation from that State to the Repub
lican National Convention."
There is no doubt whatever that Brower
can get enough support to carry out his
project and hold the balance of power in the
House in all cases when there is a strict
party vote. As the House now stands there
are 160 Democrats and 1G4 Republicans.
Even admitting the Republicans will win
in the Third Louisiana district' and elect a'
successor to the late Representative Gar,
the Republicans will have only two more
than a quorum.
Got Them by the Ears.
Supposing, also, that the Republicans
elect all five Republicans from the
States which will be admitted to the Union,
they will have 170 members, but the num
ber necessary to constitute a quorum will be
advanced from 163 to 166, and therefore they
will have only four more than is necessary
for a quorum, and a majority of ten. A de
fection of five Republicans will destroy the
power of the Republicans to secure a
quorum, even when every member is pres
ent and voting, and five Republican votes
thrown to the Democrats will make a tie
There is little doubt that Brower can se
cure a following of four Republican mem
bers from the South, and give a good deal of
trouble, it he be not satisfied, previous to
the meeting of Congress, by recognition in
the form of patronoge lor his district and
State. His little coup will probably have
its desired effect Everybody agrees that it
is a shrewder move than could have been
expected of the man.
THE MARTINETS INCENSED.
They Don't Relish the Idea of Having a
Civilian Over Them.
SrECIAi TELEOEAM TO TUB DISrATCH.l
Washington, July 24. The martinets
of the War Department are all torn up in
their minds on account of the fact that an
obscure civilian isnowtheActingSecretary
of War. When Secretary Proctor left for
home in Vermont General Schofield was in
New York on official business. Under an
act of Congress, the Chief Clerk of the War
Department is empowered to attach, when
necessary, his name to official papers, draw
drafts on the Treasury, etc., and that his
acts shall have all the effect as if they were
the acts of the Secretary of War. It has
never happened before that he has done so
in the absence of the Secretary and any As
sistant Secretary of War, as in the present
case, and for the first time a civilian clerk
is actually Secretary of War.
'lhe army officers in the War Department
are incensed atthe innovation, and are intent
on raising such a row that the offense will
not be repeated. Tweedale is a Philadel
phian who has been the chief clerk of the
War Department for years. He succeeds in
fixing himself with any and all adminis
trations, making himself "solid" alike with
Endicott and Proctor. His chief exploit,
however, was changing the war records in
regard to a Pennsylvania cavalry regiment
which was disbanded for cowardice, making
the history read that the regiment was a
band of heroes.
TO BE MET BX BLAINE IN BOSTON.
President Harrison's Flans for a Reception
on His Way East.
tSFECXU, TT.LIGBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Washington, July 24. Unless the pro
giamme be changed, President Harrison
will leave for Boston on the 6th of August
He will be accompanied br Private Sec
retary Halford, and possibly by Mrs. Har
rison and Secretary Tracy. It is expected
that the party will be met by Secretary
Blaine in Boston, if he be feeling well, and
that a reception will be tendered by Gov
Mr. Walker Blaine WTOte to Governor
Ames to-day, suggesting that if any recep
tion be held it must be for the general pub
lic, and not exclusive.
A New National Bank.
Washington, July 24. The Controller
of the Currency has authorized the First
National Bank of Liberty, Neb., to begin
business with a capital of 50,000. -
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS.
A Texas Office Seeker Obtains Bis Reward
by Fat-chasing His Clothing of Wana-
makcr's Establishment A
Politician Who Knew
How to Work
tSFXCI.il, TXLZQBAM TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Washington, July 24. Of the numer
ous stories put in circulation alleging favors
bestowed by Postmaster General Wana
maker on patrons of his bazaar, the latest'
has more appearance of truth than any ot
its forerunners." Joseph W. Burke, a
clothing merchant, was last Saturday ap
pointed Collector of Internal Revenue of
the Third district ot Texas. He was backed
by Chairman Degress, of the Republican
State Committee. His chief opponent was
Lock McDaniel, of the First Congressional
district, who made a gallant though fruit
less struggle for the representative of his
district in the House.
McDaniel was backed by Cuney. the col
ored boss, now collector at Galveston, Brew
ster, Tom Ochiltree, and others, and Burke
and Degress alnipst came to the conclusion
their cake was dough. One day a happy
thought struck Degress. "Burke," said he,
"you are a clothing merchant Where do
you buy your goods?"
"Well, sometimes in New York, some
times in other places," said Burke.
"I think it would be a good plan, just at
this time, to buy from Wanamaker, in
Philadelphia," said Degress, winking with
"I'll do it," exclaimed Burke. "De
gress, you are a brick. I never would have
thought of that."
Burke forthwith started for Philadelphia
and boueht his entire fall stock at the great
Wanamaker bazaar! In doing so he became
intimate with Mr. Robert C. Ogden, Wana
maker's business manager, and confided to
him his anxiety to secure the Collectorship
of Customs forthe Third district. Mr. Og
den gave Mr. Burke a fervent letter ot in
troduction to Mr. Wanamaker, and that dis
tinguished minister, expressing his delight
at the opportunity of commending a reputa
ble business man for the office iustead of a
doubtlul politician, wrote a hearty letter to
Secretary Wmdom in support ot Mr.
That did the business. Mr. Burke was
appointed. Mr. Degress felt so good that
he let the cat out of the bag himself, and
Cuney, Brewster, Ochiltree and McDaniel,
though defeated, gave Degress credit for
very fine political work.
TANNER TO BE VINDICATED.
The Administration Not Expected to Con
vict Him of Anything Wrong.
ISFXCIAI. TU.EGBAU TO THE DISPATCH. J
Washington, July 24. The smelling
committee in the Pension Office began its
work of investigating Tanner in earnest to
day. The first thing they discovered was
the fact that a chief of division had re
cently had his pension re-rated at an in
creased amount They proceeded to ex
amine into the evidence upon which the re
rating was made, bnt will make public no
results until their final report is made to
Secretary Noble. There is very little donbt
that this report will be a whitewashing of
the corporal, so far as any direct violation
of law is concerned.
There is no lack of evidence that he
started in to re-rate pensions and raise the
wind generally, and the administration has
ordered the investigation in order to cut
short the liberal-handed Commissioner in
his mad career. They could not stand the
effect of his wild net. But the administra
tion cannot afford to convict Tanner of anv
direct and willful violation of the law, and
they cannot afford to unload him, no matter
what his faults are. The present investiga
tion will temporarily stop the public clamor
about Tanner's recklessness, and relieve the
administration of the exceedingly great crit
icism to which it has been subjected.
JACK BURGESS ARRESTED.
He Is Charged With Stealing His Sistcr-In-Law's
New Yoke, July 24. A dispatch re
ceived at police headquarters to-night from
Detroit announced the arrest of Jack Bur
gess the notorious prize fighter, who is
wanted here for the robbery of 53,000 worth
of diamonds last January. Burgess and
his wife robbed Mrs. Louisa Hurtt, the wife
of Frank D. Hurtt a millionaire. Mrs.
Hurtt is a sister of Mrs. Burgess. At the
time of the robbery Mrs. Hurtt lived in a
flat at 207 West Forty-eighth street. She
told Inspector Byrnes that she had been
robbed bv her sister and her notorious hus
band. Her Bister, she said, met Burgess in
New Hampshire some years ago, became
infatuated with him and married him. The
two sisters are the daughters of Rev. Wil
liam Megg, of Massachusetts. Burgess and
his wife lived at the time of the robbery
with Mrs. Hurtt, who is divorced from her
husband. Burgess' wife is also under
FOUL l'LAT AT SEA FEARED.
A Kluntlny nnd Murder of the Captain of
the Marv F. Kit chin Suspected.
Philadelphia, July 24. There is a
suspicion in the shipping circles that the
Philadelphia bark Mary P. Kitchin, which
had been given up for lost is still afloat
under the name of Kissan. When the
marine underwriters who had risks ou the
vessel were about paying the insurance due,
information was received hero from London
through Lloyd's Shippinij Register, that the.
Jvitclnn had arrived at Montevideo on .May
2 under the name of Kissan. It is now
feared that Captain Ryan has been mur
dered on the passage, and the vessel's name
has been changed and that one of the crew
is in command.
ARMS FOR ALASKANS.
The Governor of Alaska Evidonlly Intends to
Have a Territorial Rlllltla.
Washington, July 24. The Governor
of Alaska has requested the officials of the
War Department to furnish that territory
with 250 stand of arms with which to equip
the territorial militia. There is no record of the
existence of any military organization in
Alaska, but inasmuch as the War Depart
ment will be secured against loss the arms
will probably be issued in accordance with
THE! OBJECT TO FURLONG.
Maryland's Federation of Labor Protests to
Harrison Against Him.
Baltimore, July 24. The following
dispatch has been sent to the President and
Secretary of the Treasury:
To Hon. Benjamin Harrison, President United
The Federation of Labor, of Maryland, em
phatically protests against the appointment of
Furlong as Chief ot Secret Service Bureau.
Resolutions by mail. N. B. Tat.bot,
J. D. Wadb, President
THREE, WHALING SHIPS LOST.
The Vessels Carried 60 OQlcers and Men
nnd Disappeared la the Arctic.
Bait Feancisco, July 24. News from
Ounalaska by the stearmer Bertha confirms
the recent reports of the loss of three whal
ing schooners Thomas A. Hamilton,
Otter, and Annie. No trace of them hare
been seen in the Arctic and it is generally
believed they are lost The vessel carried'
about 60 officers and men. - - -
PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1889.
Terrible Tales of Inhuman Cruelty
in a New Hampshire Poorhouse. ' '
INMATES ARE ALMOST MUBDERED.
Monkey Wrenches Used to Beat Somo of the
Eefractorj Witless Ones With.
OTHERS FLOGGED TILL THEI FELL
Little S-T ear-Olds Whipped With a Whalebone 23
Inches in Length. '
Terribly revolting tales of inhumanity in
a New Hampshire almshouse are beingMn
vestigated. The stories of the' Chicago In
sane Asylum and Tewksbury.'Mass.are
laid in the shade by the affidavits in this
rSrECIAL TZLEOKAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Woodyille, N. H., July 24. A Legis
lative committee will to-morrow start an in
vestigation of the stories concerning cruel
treatment . of the inmates of .the
Gafton County Almshouse, and if
the affidavits which have already been
presented can be supported by evidence,
the history of Chicago and Tewksbury will
be repeated. Charees of horrible crnelty
are laid at Superintendent Brown's door.
William Thomas, one of the assistants,
makes affidavit as follows:
The day I arrived at the farm Mr. Brown had
terribly pounded an inmate by the name of
Frank Morey. The instrument used in this
work was a large monkey wrench. Mr. Brown
invariably carried this with him when
he went into the insane ward.
After Morey had been whipped his
hands were handcuffed behind him and be was
chained up to the grates of the door, the chain
running from the cuffs to a point some four
feet above the level of the floor, and there fast
ened to the grates. This kept him in
a standing position, and he- was kept
there without being released for three days.
I examined Morey's back while he was still
chained to the door. Tho skin was badly torn
off. There were large brnises where the
wrench had cut its way into the flesh. Blood
had been flowing considerably, and was
CLOTTED ON THE SKIN,
when I saw him. I do not think he had any
treatment for he wounds. He was taken down
the third day, I think, and at once took to his
bed. He was so weak from the terrible whipping
inflicted that he could not stand. It was three or
four weeks before be could pat his clothes on,
and when I left, after two or three months, he
was still confined to bis room, and to the becT
roost of the time. Morey's offense consisted,
as I understood, in fastening himself in his
Kelson Dewing.an employe at the farm, says:
One day old Mrs. Hiram Clifford, of Bristol
or Alexandria, was walking down the road
against orders. She was, I should Judge, 83
rears of age, a weak, tottering old woman.
Brown followed her, and wheeling her around,
pushed her or struck her so hard that she fell
with terrible force to the ground. She was
raised up and shoved along toward the farm by
Brown, much faster than she could possibly go,
and often stumbled and fell. She was soon
afterward found dead in bod.
INFANTS UNDER THE LASH.
Mrs. Brown, who kept an eye on the
younger inmates of the farm, at one time
drew a line across the yard and threatened
to punish any oCild who crossed the line.
Mrs. Parker, a former cook, says that Lena
Barker and Willie Stevens, each 3 years of
age, ran across the line in their play, and
she describes the punishment as follows;
on the refactory children. These two children
were taken into a small room and cruelly
whipped. I heard them screaming so loudly
that I shall never forget the way they cried,
with their shrieks of anguish, as long as
I live. I saw the children afterward.
The eirl was covered with ridges as big
as one's forefinger, one over the neck and side
of the head, and another over the cheek and
nose. Her hare legs were badly cut. The
little- 3-year-old boy was as badly marked. His
person showed clearly where the whip had
fallen. I felt very bad over it. The boyat best
was a cripple, and I thought it inhuman to
whip him. He was too young to know what he
was being punished for.
Mrs. Thomas says:
Another case of inhumanity or downright
deviltry was when Brown, for some cause, took
a little boy. George Cross, to the barn,
and then took the horsewhip and pun
ished him severely. The boy screamed
for help, to which Brown responded:
"Shut up shut up.or I'll cut you in two." This
took place on Sunday. After the whipping.
Brown took the little hoy into the insane yard
and kept him confined there until the
folllowing Thursday. The boy had noth
ing on but bis shirt and pants, and was
not permitted to go' into the house to sleep,
but was kept out of doors durinc this entire
time both day and night. On Wednesday the
mother of the child went to Brown and asked
him if he "wouldn't let Georgie come in." He
replied: "rou shut up or I'll serve you the
same as I did him."
All these instances,and more, too, will be
detailed before the investigating committee.
and something of a sensation is expected
when the real character of the treatment is
REDUCED GAUGE AND A TRUST.
The Outcome of tho Western Cat Nail Asso
ciation's Meeting at Wheeling.
rSFECIAL TSLKOHAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Wheeling, July 24. At the adjourned
meeting of the Western Cut Nail Associa
tion held here to-daythe reduced gauge
for nails hitherto adopted was reaffirmed
and is now going into general adoption in
all cut nail mills in the West It increases the
number of nails per pound on all sizes to
the wire gauge standard. The preliminary
steps looking to a combination of all the cut
nail mills, by which the product will be
handled by a single central organization,
were also taken. Report will be made to an
adjourned meeting to be held August 7.
THE WIDOWS HORROR.
Fear to Face Her Husband's Murderer
Canscs Her to Attempt Salcide.
Cincinnati, July 24. The trial of
Thomas Frey for the murder of Charles M.
Cooper at Milford, O., June 15 last is now
in progress at Batavia, O. A subpoena was
sent to Mrs. Cooper, the widow of the mur
dered man. TTpou receiving it she appeared
to be stricken with horror, and, exclaiming,
"I'd rather die than face the murderer of
my husband," she rushed into the yard and
threw herself into a cistern. Help was at
hand immediately, and her head kept above
water until she could be taken out, but she
was unconscious, and there are fears that
her reason will leave her.
WORKERS TO YIEW EUROPU.
Forty-Two of Them Start for the
World to Sco the Sights.
New Tohk, July 24. The steamship
City of Rome, leaving here to-day, had on
board a party of 42 representative working
men bound for atrip through the big manu
facturing centers of England, Scotland,
France, Germany and Belgium and the
Paris Exposition. With the party arefour
stenographers and typewriters, who! will
keep the records of the party during the
tour. The date set for their returnis Sep-
A Warrior Guarantees Fern
Berlin, July24. General Vdn Schel-
lendorfina speech at Koenigsbuig'to-day,
said that all fears of war are groundless.
He hoped: that . this assurance would be
iwidely circulated. "
6,000 LIVES LOST.
Revised Figures of the Johnstown Board
of Inquiry on the Great Disaster
Boston Surprised That Its
8150,000 Fand Has Sot
Been Drawn On.
SPECIAL TKLZQBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Johnstown, July 24. According Jo the
latest statistics, carefully compiled by the
Board of Inquiry, the number of lives lost
in the devastated district is put above 6,000.
These figures may be changed some little in
the near future, as it is possible that a few
who are reported missing may have been ab
sent on a visit when the compilation was
made. No work has been done for some
time above the stone bridge, although a
large amount of stuff is still collected in the
river there. From several places a strong
stench arises, and there is little doubt but
that there are many bodies still embedded
in the sand.
It has been discovered that frauds have
beeu practiced on the commissary by
different members of a family registering
and thus securing extra allowances to be
kept in stock. The fraud has been practiced
on the distributors of financial relief. In
one case a family that should have received
but $80 got 8240. Against this picture may
be set the cases of people who thoughsuffer
ing, have not registered for relief. Some
of the committees have moved about from
place to place and no public notice given of
removal, thus entailing on the sufferers
no little amount of inconvenience. It will
take a wise man to see the end of this busi
ness, and yet it is a difficult matter to place
all the blame where it properly belongs, as
all local employes are working like beavers
to finish the task.
All the reports of complaints against the
Oklahomas are not true. The demand for
those 16 by 24 cannot be supplied fast
enough. Dissatisfaction is confined to the
The amount paid out on orders to-day was
$15,144. A special dispatch from Boston
The subscription to the Johnstown fund from
Boston and vicinity amounted up to noon to
day to $153,498 CO. and the entire amount H still
m the hands of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Not a
dollar of it has been drawn upon by the Johns
town Relief Commissioners up to tho present
time, and this fact is beginning to cause more
or less discussion among the few persons who
are cognizant of the circumstances. Seven
weeks have transpired since the fund was
started, and the money is now lying idle.
Kidder. Peabody & Co. are prepared upon the
first order from Johnstown to send a draft tor
any portion of the amount in their hands, or to
send the whole of It at a moment's notice. The
subscription list was opened June 3 under the
auspices of the citizens of Boston.with Kidder,
Peabody & Co. as Treasurers. Money at once
began to flow in freely, and citizens everywhere
contributed in a most chariufble manner. The
subscription list Is not yet closed, and small
sums are coming in from day to day.
A telegram from Chicago gives this in
formation: The Johnstown Relief Committee met in the
Controller's office this morning, and decided to
send the balance of the subscriptions in their
hands $25,000 to the Pennsylvania authori
ties. A MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE.
Col. Babcock Seems to Have Wedded Ono
Slster.bat Which Is the Question.
Chicago, July 24. Colonel Babcock, a
supposed bachelor, died at Gardner, 111., in
August, 1887, of a pistol wound mysteriously
received. He left $60,000 and his sister
secured letters of administration. Pending
settlement-Mrs. Naomi Fairchild, aged 60,
sued for a share of the estate as deceased's
wife, saying she had been privately married
to him in a house on Wabash avenue, at
midnight, some time before the great fire of
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the circumstances described, he had married
Mrs. Fairchild to some person, but whether
or not it was Colonel Babcock he could not
affirm. On top of this came the testimony
of Mrs. Julia Brattan, the claimant's sister,
that it was she who was married in the
bouse on Wabash avenue at night under
the circumstances described by Mrs. Fair
child. The Court decreed that the claimant
was not the wife of the deceased.
THE VISIT TO BAR HARBOR,
Programme of tho President's Trip Commu
nicated to Walker Blalac.
Washington, July 24. Mr. Walker
Blaine to-day received from Private Secre
tary Halford an outline of the President's
trip to Bar Harbor next month. The Pres
ident will leave Deer Park August 6, and
proceed to New York by rail, then to Bos
ton via the Fall River line of steamers.
He will stav in Boston one day, and there
will probably be a public reception in that
city. The President prefers that any enter
tainment may be under the auspices of the
authorities and public in character. He
will probably stop at'the Hotel Vendome.
The portion of the trip between Boston and
Bar Harbor will be made by sail. It is
not certain that Mrs. Harrison will accom
pany the President, but it is probable she
will do so. Mr. Walker Blaine will leave
here the 1st of August to make the neces
sary arrangements for the trip and will
meet the President and party in Boston.
COLOR LINE ON MAIL CARS.
It Is Frequently Drawn by Southern Clerks,
bnt They Either Snbmlt or Go.
Washington, July 24. Superintend
ent J. Lowrey Bell, of the Railway Mail
Service, said to-day that there was nothing
exceptional in the case reported from Lynch
burg, Ya., alleging that two white postal
clerks had refused to instruct a newly ap
pointed negro clerk. It frequently hap
pened in the South that white clerks at first
refused to instruct negro clerks, but a little
persuasive talk usually convinced them
that they were unreasonable. A persistent
refusal, of course, he said, could have no
other result than dismissal from the service.
RAINS DO HARM TO CROPS.
Welcomed as Their Savior They Contlnne
Longer nnd Heavier Than Needed.
SAS Citt, July 24. The heavy
ram jof the past few days in Kansas,
which) was welcomed as a sure preventive
of thfc hdt winds and as the savior of the
corntrop, seems to have done almost as
much harm as good. The rains were the
heaviest in the small grain sections of the
State, where much of the wheat and oats
hadr been stacked. The damage in this di
reoiion will be considerable.
DIED FROM niDROPHOBIA.
11 Thyne the First Victim of a Iliad
Two Others Were Bitten.
Kansas City, July 24. During the
latter part of last month a pet dog belong
ing to Mr. Charles Thyne show'ed the
symptoms of rabies, and afterward went
mad. Before it could be killed, it bit Willie
Thyne, aged 6 yerrs, Brockheimer, a neigh
bor, and Bennie Hocker. To-day Willie
Thyne died of hydrophobia in the most
virulent form, and there are some fears for
the lives of the two other persons bitten.
Christian Philosophers Meet.
Key East Beach, July 24. The
eighth anniversary of the American School
of Christian Philosophy was celebrated
here to-day. At the annual election the
Re,v. Dr. Deems was unanimously re-elected
President Bishop Bedell is Viae President
rom Ohio, and Bev. Robert L. Damey from
Texas. Cornelius Vanderbilt was elected a
trustee. - - - - ? "
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THREE HOURS INLINE.
The Eighteenth and Tenth Regiments
Go Through Quite an Ordeal,
COMING OUT WITH FLUNG COLORS.
Goyernor Beaver and Staff Highly Pleased
With the Inspection.
THE EIGHTEENTH A PEW POINTS AHEAD
A Knmber of Exciting Incidents Pnnctnato the
Governor Beaver and staff yesterday in
spected the camps of the Eighteenth and
Tenth Regiments. The task was long and
tedious, but both regiments acquitted them
(Special telegham to the dispatch:. l
O. H. Rippey and J. B. Howell,
Neae Uniontown, July 24. )
The Eighteenth and Tenth Regiments
were inspected here to-day. The tardy in
specting party which failed to come yester
day arrived this morning over the Pennsyl
vania Railroad in the special train of two
cars in which they are making the round of
inspections. The party, consisting of Gov
ernor Beaver and staff. General Wylie and
staff and General Snowden and staff, left
Bedford last evening at 9 o'clock. When
the Governor was asked for a reason for the
delay, he said they had come to the con
clusion that the inspecting could be done in
one day, and so they took a little more of
the pleasant time they were having at Bed
ford. Everything in the matter of the inspection
passed off to the seeming satisfaction of the
officers and the men. It appeared as
though the officers had nothing but praise
for all, and criticisms on the appearance of
the men were very scarce.
the tenth inspected piest.
The Tenth was inspected first, and
marched out on the parade ground at ex
actly 9:45, where they formed in line for
inspection, and remained in that position
for more than three hours. Colonel Haw
kins, after his disappointment yesterday,
had decided that he would not order out his
men for this inspection until he knew the
Governor was coming, and accordingly the
Governor had to come in sight of the camp
ground before the regiment was mustered
out However, he did not have lone to
wait, for the regiment was soon on the field
and ready for the ordeal.
Governor Beaver, General Wylie and
General Snowden and their respective staff,
officers walked out into the beautiful parade
ground of the Tenth to a position where a
large flag was planted, which designated
the place of review, and were immediately
followed by the regiment, marching four
deep. The whole regiment was formed iu
line on the crest of the parade ground, fac
ing the Governor's party, which was prob
ably 25 feet higher than the regiment stand
and about 200 feet distant The morning
was beautiful, and with the bright gun bar
rels and bayonets glittering in the sun light,
WITH PLASHING SWORDS
and the gay uniforms of the officers and tho
steady tramp, tramp of the men, accom
panied by the lively music of the Tenth
Regiment Band.all was of such an inspiring
nature that none could help for the moment
from feeling patriotic. The regiment was.
then marched in review, past the inspecting
After takingtheir positions on the knoll
and forming in rear open order, Colonel
Hawkins faced Adjutant General Hastings,
and saluting him, said: "Sir, the line is
now formed for inspection." After which
the inspecting officers proceeded to the head
of the regiment, where Colonel Hawkins
had also repaired, and proceeded to inspect
the Tenth Regiment, N. G. P.
The inspection was most thorough and
searching. General Hastings inspected the
arms and accoutrements of the men, assisted
by Colonels Krumbhaar and Elliott Every
man's musket was taken from him and
critically examined. Capes, coats and knap
sacks were carefully looked over, and the
most searching scrntiny made of the beariue
and steadiness of each individual member
of every company.
After the inspection Governor Beaver
said to a Dispatch reporter: "There is a
very marked improvement in the appear
ance of this regiment since last year's in
spection." General Hastings was enthusi
astic in commendations of the regiment "I
have never seen it iu as good condition as
AS GOOD AS ANYBODY'S.
.To Captaint3berwood, of Company B,
New Brighton, Adjutant Hastings said:
"Captain, your men will be given as high
numbers as are given to any company.
They will bear favorable comparison with
those of Captain Maloney." Captain Molo
ney commands a company in the Eighth
Regiment It has charge of the Harrisburg
arsenal, and has been ranked as the highest
in the militia.
At the close of the Tenth's inspection the
-quarters were inspected by the Governor
and party, each company's men standing in
line in front of their tents while the inspect
ing party passed through the streets. As
fast as the men and quarters were
thus inspected they were sent to dinner
with wonderful appetites. General Beaver
messed with Colonel Hawkins, while his
staff, with General Wylie and staff, sat at
tne xentn s neauquarters tame. Ueneral
Snowden took dinner with his old friend,
Mr. Yandusen, of the Beeson works, near
by, while hundreds of the visitors present
lunched at the company tables. The crowd
had been large all morning, but soon after
dinner it grew to immense proportions,
numbering from 5,000 to 8,000.
The inspection of the Eighteenth did not
take place until 3 o'clock, so that the crowd
had a good lone wait and some little excite
ment. Uoionei .need, Brigade burgeon,
drilled the surgeon's assistants in carrying
a wounded man off the field on a stretcher
on back. The first trial or two
CREATED GBEAT EXCITEMENT.
As the man lying on the ground appeared
dead, that report went round, and on every
hand questions of "How did it happen?"
could be heard. From this attention was
turned to Governor Beaver, who sat at regi
mental headquarters chatting with the of
ficers gathered round him. Some one began
introducing his friends, end the people
thought it was a general reception, and the
Governor of Pennsylvania did not get to sit
down till fully 3,000 women and children had
grasped his hand.
At exactly 3 o'clock the Eighteenth
formed in iront of regimental quarters,
marched to the inspecting ground, where
they were formed in the same manner as the
Tenth. The crowd was now so great that a
heavy guard had to be put on to keep the
people from interfering with the inspecting
party. In tact, for a time the whole party
was swallowed in the mass and could not
be seen or told from their neighbors. Order
was soon brought oat of the confusion by
the details of Tenth boys. Adjutant Gen
eral Hastings faced the regiment 6n the
brow of the hill, while directly behind him
stood Governor Beaver, with General
Wylie, General Snowden and Major Cahff,
of the regular armv, the other staff officers
standing still farther bark.
THBEE HOURS OP AGONY.
Right on the crest of the sloping field
stood the old Eighteenth from 3 until 6
o'clock undergoing a most rigid inspection.
The sun was very hot a portion of the time,
and one man of Company A had to lie down
a short time' for fear of sunstroke. The
Eighteenth made rather a better appear
ance, owing to several little equipments
that the Tenth does not have. Company A
took the highest honors, followed very close
ly by Companies G, I and C. All were
pronounced in excellent condition, and the
boys received many compliments from the
Although the inspection lasted three
hours, the crowd of people remained until it
was all over. After the inspection
the Tenth had battalion drill
after which the Eighteenth had dress par
ade. It was after 7 o'clock when the in
specting party got through their work, and
9 o'clock before they were on their way to
Grove City. It was a hot, hard day's work,
but everybody seems pleased atthe result,
and at the idea of the trial being over. At
the time General Beaver was being used as
acuriosity by the people, Colonel Hastings
had a handsome bouquet presented to him
by 6ome ladies.
The incidents of the day, other than the
inspection, were many, and some were acci
dents of a serious nature. A dozen teams
ran away, demolishing vehicles and injur
ing a number of persons. Ono man, named
Williams,, of Brownsville, will diet
Women fainted from heat and exhaustion,
and sutlers and commissaries were eaten out
A NIGHT ATTACK.
Soldiers Routed Oat at Dlldnisfat to Prepare
to Meet the Enemy.
GboveCity, July 24. The long roll
was beat about 12 o'cloctc last night, and
the regiment was called out without pre
vious notice and put through all the tactics
used in preparation for action. Some of
the boys were considerably surprised, but
got through the maneuvers well, consider
ing the dense darkness. Campfire is being
held to-night, and a number of G. A. R.
visitors are present Governor Beaver and
staff will arrive by special train at 6 o'clock
in the morning. The regiment is in good
trim for inspection to-morrow.
DEATH m A MINE.
Tvro Men Killed nnd Six Serlonslx
Wonnded by an Accident at Scran
ton What Caused tba
FECIAL TELEGRAM TO TITS DISPATCH.
Scbanton, July 24. By an explosion of
gas in the 14-foot vein of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Company's Cen
tral mine, at 4 o'clock this afternoon, two
men were killed and six seriously burned.
The following are the names of the killed
Killed Robert Roberta, aged 42; John
Williams, aged 23. Injured Patrick Bar
rett, John Dovle, Benjamin James, Thomas
James, Robert Moran, Lewis Roberts, fore
man. The men were putting up
brattices and taking up the tracks
in the gangway, a short distance
from a part of the mine where a cave-in oc
curred early this morning. Falls were con
stantly occurring in the collapsed chambers,
and a particularly heavy one drove
gas from the disturbed district upon the
naked lamps used by the workmen. The ex
plosion that followed was felt in the engine
room on the surface, 300 feet from the vein
and 1,000 feet from the gangway.
Assistant Foreman Ellsworth Davies and
other workmen who were at the foot of the
shaft immediately started toward the scene
of the explosion. At the foot of the slope,
running from the foot of the second
vein to the 14-foot vein, 700 feet from the
scene of the explosion, they met Foreman
Lewis, who wa3 helping out Barrett jind
Doyle. The rescuing party took
these men to the foot of the shaft
In the meantime, Fire Boss Morganfwent
around through an old gangway and found
Thomas James, who was also crawling out
Two hours elapsed before the current of
fresh air was restored in the gangway.
Then an exploring party went in.
Alter clambering over displaced props and
overturned walls they came upon Benjamin
James and Robert Moran, in a ditch. Fur
ther on they found John Williams' dead
body under a wall that had been blown over
him, and still further Robert Roberts' body
was lound. lying across a heading.
Thousands eathered about the shaft as
the dead and injured were hoisted to the'
surtace. itoDerts was married and Will
iams was a single man. All the in
jured men have families. The place where
the explosion occurred was under the corner
of Maine avenue and Luzerne street The
cave-in that caused it disturbed about five
acres, and damaged a large number of
dwellings and gardens. The disturbance is
due to what i termed "robbing pillars."
This is the taking out of coal that was left
standing while the vein was being worked
to its full length.
A HUMAN SACRIFICE.
As a Ecsalt of a Negroes Snerlleslons
Preaching; a Chlidls Killed.
Savannah, July 24. The negroes of
Liberty county. Georgia, are in a state of
excitement over the preaching of a man
named Bell a psando, "Christ" who has been
inciting the ignorant people of the county
and telling them he will lead them into the
Promised Land of Canaan next month.
Hundreds have leit their farms and occupa
tions to follow the false Christ
Bell was tried for lunacy and sent to an
asylum this week. His successor, a negro
named James, began preaching and telling
the people that human sacrifice was de
manded. Several days ago in a remote part
of the county a woman who was one of
James' followers, slew a little child,. her
niece.cutting symbols on the head and body
and then throwing the body into a ditch".
The woman was arrested and is in jail. The
white people fear the violence of the ex
cited negroes, who are crazed with Bell's
and Jamjss' preaching.
THE B. & 0. IS NOT AFRAID.
Huntington's Transfer of Stock Considered
No Menace to Iu
Baltimore, July 24. The transfer of
C. P. Huntington's interest in the Chesa
peake and Ohio road to the Vanderbilts
gave rise to much comment in financial cir
cles to-day. An official ot the Baltimore
and Ohio summed up the case in this way:
The transaction seems to mean nothing more
than a general unloading of Huntington's
Eastern Interests. So far as onr own line is
concerned the Chesapeake and Ohio can injure
us no more in one party's bands than in an
other. Tbero is plenty for both lines to da
The Chesapeake and Ohio as a coal route has in
jured our traffic in that production a little. I
do not anticipate, however, that Newport
News, Va.. which is tha terminus of the road,
will ever supplant Baltimore as a magnet for
THE PIPE MILL FAILURE.
Assets Nominally About the Same as
Liabilities 75 Per Cent Offered.
New York, July 24. A meeting of the
creditors of the F. G. Faulkner Company,
iron pipe makers, 41 Dey street was held
to-day. The company said its liabilities
were 560,000 and nominal assets of about
the same amount They offered to compro
mise for 75 per cent No agreement was
reached. Mr. Faulkner was severely
criticised for falsely representing the con
dition of the company.
Frof. Johnston Burled.
Princeton; July 24. Prof. Johnston, of
the'College of 'New Jersey, was buried here
this afternoon. President Patton officiated.
df;w ' '-ifeiivW-
the FatalV. & s r "tricity.
SOME WHO flA,C ; SHOCKED,
Or Have Seen Their, Ones Struck
Down Dead Befoi.ft Eyes,
KNOW SUCH DEATH MUST BE PAINLESS.
The Shock That Paralyzes a Maa for Two Days, Ho
Doesn't Feel at AIL
Another relay of witnesses in the electrical
execution trial in New York City testifies
that electricity is undoubtedly fatal if ad
ministered in proper doses, and as certainly
painless in its operation.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, July 24. In the inquiry
held to ascertain whether or not the mur
derer Kemmler can constitutionally bo
killed by electricity under the general laws,
to-day's witnesses were a Westchester
county shoemaker who had been struck by
lightning, a physician, and two professional
electricians. The shoemaker was Lavenda
Adams, of Ponnd Ridge, a man with broad
shoulders and a bigbrown beard. His story
was substantially this:
While I was at the teatable with my uncle,
TO years of age, my wife and three sons and two
daughters, on the evening of April 10 last a
bolt shot down the chimney. We had finished
supper and had moved back from the table.
My chair was tipped back on its hind legs, and
my fingers wero interlocked on the top of my
head. The next I knew I was in the yard,
lying in the rain. One of my sons
had carried me there after tha
bolt struck me. I was paralyzed for
three days, and did not leave my bed for three
weeks. My uncle and one of my daughters
were struck, and they died the day after tha
storm. My wire was also struck, but she has
recovered. The same bolt, we found after
ward, had torn the chimney to pieces in the
attic, broke the dishes on the table, and
scattered the knives and forks, struck three
tree3 near the house, and split a log to nieces
in a wood pile, 20 feet from onr front door.
DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HIT Hilt.
"I never knew what hit me," Mr. Adams
continued. "From its marks left on my
body, I found that the bolt had struck me
on the head, and tne electrical fluid ran
down each arm to my breast, where it di
vided again and, apart, skipped over my
abdomen on the left side, and striking my
thigh, ran down my left leg and passed off
at the heel, tearing the shoe to pieces. Part
of the charge went down my right side,
skipping the abdomen also, and jumped
from my right knee to the floor, doing no
damage' to me below the right knee. I got
a bad burn, also, on the back of my neck."
Question Did you suffer much after you
were struck by lightning;
Answer I suffered frightfully.
Dr. Cyrus Edson, of the Board of Health,
was called by Deputy Attorney General
Poste. Dr. Edson said he knew a good
deal about electricity, having witnessed ex
periments with it and used it in his practice.
He took part in the experiments on dogs is
the school of mines. He described theso
experiments anew. He said:
Two dogs died at once under the heavy
charge, but one did not die at once, because wo
wanted to experiment on a feeble current and
increase it gradually. The dog was thrown
into convulsions, and as the penons present
seemed to be moved by the animal's sufferings,
it was at once put out of its misery by a power
"Brutal! brutal!" exclaimed one of tha
HE'S A YTVTSECTIONIST.
"Yon are a vivisectionist?" queried At
torney General Poste?"
"I have done a good deal in that line,"
said Dr. Edson.
Question Did you dissect the dogsr
A. Yes. one of them. They were ail dead,
killed by electricity. All the cause of death to
be discovered was that tho heart had stopped
beating while contracted.
Q. Do vou think death could bo brought
about artificially, without pain?
Q. How much electricity would be required
to kill a man; s
A. Less than half an ampere.
Q. How much voltaee;
A. Six or seven hundred volts. He might ba
suspended by the feet from an electric light
wire through the enrrent contracting tho
muscles of the feet and making them pre
hensile. Q. Do you think that possible?
By Mr. Cockran What Is the cause of tha
death by electricity;
A. I think it is a paralysis of the nerva
centers, but I don't claim to know.
Q. in fact you don't claim that you are dis
cussing an exact science?
A. N-o. I don't think electricity is an exact
Q. You would not be astonished if at soma
time the effect of an earthquake could be pro
duced at will by electricity?
Q. And with regard to the human body, tha
science is equally undeveloped?
A. Hardly so far as that. I think we know
that, because animals have been killed under
Q. Ab, but could you by seeing what would
be fatal to an animal tell certainly what would
happen to a man?
ENTIRELY TOO TECHNICAL.
Dr. Rudolph A. Witthaus, professor of
chemistry and physics iu the University of
the City of New York, testified that he did
not agree with Dr. Saches, who had declared
that death resulted, in electrical cases, from
a chemical change in the blood. He pro
ceeded to state reasons for his belief in lan
guage so techical that when he had finished,
and Attorney General Poste asked Lawyer
Cockran if he wanted to cross-examine tho
witness, Mr. Cockran said: "I would If I
had understood a word he has been saying,"
and then, addressing the witness:
Q. Prof. Saches has his theory about this
Q. And you have yours?
Mr. Cockran I congratulate you both.
Expert Wheeler, of the Board of Elec
trical Control, testified that with 1,000 volts
and one ampere young Kemmler could be
killed immediately without pain. To-morrow
will probably be the last day of the
hearing in this city.
DESPERADO ST. L0PEKI KILLED.
He Once Slaughtered n Deputy Called States!
marshal and Posse Tbonsb Handcuffed.
St. Louis, July 24. Late news from the
Indian Territory is to the effect that tha
famous desperado, St Lopeki, was killed
last night by the captain of the Creek In
dian Light Horse Company. St Lopeki
was a TJte Indian, a member of the notorious
Wesley Barnett band of outlaws, and one of
the mo'st dreaded desperadoes in the Terri
tory. It was he who, while under arrest and
in irons, murdered Deputy United States
Marshal Phillips and posse a year ago by
beating them down with his handcuffs.
5,320 SEAL SKINS.
The Catch of Fonr British Yessels Received
at Victoria, B. C. '
Victoria, B. 0., July 24. The schooner
Wanderer arrived here from Sand Point'
this morning with the catch of several Brit-" jj
ish sealing schooners, consisting in all of',
5,320 skins. A syndicate of four sent the.
Wanderer to Sand Point for the purpose of
securing a catch before entering Behring,
Sea. One catch of 21 British and American,
schooners at Sand Point amounted to 8,812
or axil. ZLk