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PITTSBURG, "WEDNESDAY,. JULY 31, 1889.
ingtothe Friends of the
REFUSES TO INTERFERE.
The Requisition Hust be Obeyed, Ac
cording to Law
A COLORED PATEOL AT THE JAIL.
Streauous Efforts to Prevent the Prisoner'
Return to South Carolina Prove of No
Avail GoTernor Beaver9 Right In the
Cane Not Higher Than Those ol the Su
preme Court No Trouble Anticipated bx
the Officer Colored People xet Fear
Lynching, but n South Cnrollnn Official
Makes a Fair Proposition ne I Willing
to be Unnced In Pennsylvania If Yeldell
i Straus Up In South Carolina Without
Due Process of Law A Constant Watch
Kept About the County Jnll by Pittsburg
Governor Beaver decides to stand by his
action in the Flemon or Yeldell case. The
prisoner must be returned to South Caro
lina for trial on the charge of murder. The
colored people of Pittsburg are much ex
cited, but the officials anticipate no trouble.
rsrXCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DI8PATCH.3
Harbisbueg, July 30. At 4 o'clock
this afternoon, the time set for the hearing
oi arguments on the application for the with
drawal of the warrant issued by Governor
Beaver for the delivery of Key. E. E.
Flemon, alias Yeldell, charged with mur
der, to the Sooth Carolina authorities, a large
number of colored people had congregated
in the reception room of the executive de
partment. There were present, among others "!
Eev. John Holliday, of Allegheny City,
Eev. John Pryor, Rev. James McMullin,
Eev. James Watson, Eev. Daniel Bentley
and Eev. J. H. Eobinson, of Pittsburg;
"Broadax" Smith, Henry Brown and W.
H. Jones, of Pittsburg; Eev. W. H. Brown,
of Beaver; Eev. George "YV. Jenkins and
Eev. J. J. Jones, of Allegheny. These
gentlemen are all colored. There were
also in the room Messrs. Wurtzel and Bald
win, counsel for the friends of Eev. E. F.
Flemon, and Mr. Echols, who represents
the State of South Carolina, and a de
tective interested in the case.
A DELAY IN THE PROCEEDINGS.
A numberof prominent Ha rrisburg colored
men were also present to listen to the ex
pected arguments. These did not take
place, because of the failure of the arrival
of Eev. George W. Clinton, on the way
from South Carolina with evidence to show'
the innocence of the prisoner charged with
murder. An hour had elapsed when Attor
ney Baldwin received a dispatch from Mr.
Clinton, stating that a belated train would
prevent him from making his appointment.
The news was conveyed to the Governor,
who sent word from the executive chamber
by his messenger to those in waiting for the
hearing, that it would begin at 8 o'clock in
"While waiting for the arrival of Mr.
Clinton, the colored ministers and others
present discussed the probabilities of the
Governor's action, and the belief expressed
was generally against a favorable consider
ation of the application for the withdrawal
of the warrant calling for the delivery of
Flemon into the custody of the South Caro
ONLY ONE TOSSIBLE WAT.
One Harrisburg minister intimated that
the meeting would prove a farce, as the
Governor had no intention of receding from
his action. This same individual expressed
the opinion that the fugitive would not be
taken from Pittsburg alive, and that his
surrender to the South Carolina authorities
would culminate in a riot which would
teach the Southern people a salutary lesson.
The night hearing in the extradition case
did not begin until near 9 o'clock. 'The
room was then crowded with colored men.
Governor Beaver took his seat in an eligible
place, and his Attorney General occupied a
position close by him during the hearing.
Attorney Baldwin, of Pittsburg, opened
the ball by stating that the two questions
involved were whether the requisition of the
Governor of South Carolina was sufficient
in law, and whether it had been made in
good faith. As to compliance with the law,
he had no doubt it filled the bill, but he
doubted the good faith of the men who had
inspired the indictment against the pris
oner. He had
NO REFLECTIONS TO MAKE
on the Governor of South Carolina. An
other question was whether the prisoner
should have a safe conduct to South Carolina-Governor
Beaver here wanted to know
what Mr. Baldwin had to offer in support of
the petition for the withdrawal of the war
rant, when the latter stated that Eev. J. W.
Clinton, who had just returned from the
scene of the murder in which the prisoner
is alleged to have participated, would give
the circumstances of the killing, and show
by evidence recently collected by him how
dangerous it wonld be to deliver him into
the custody of South Carolina officials.
J. W. Echols, counsel for the Sheriff of
Edgefield county, was asked by the Gov
ernor whether he had any objection to hear
ing Mr. Clinton, and promptly answering
in the negative, the colored minister pro
ceeded to submit several statements he had
received from a number of people in the
vicinity of the murder, the Governor's sten
ographer taking down the testimony.
A DARE SUBJECT.
While he was saying that he had returned
from Sonth Carolina to-day, the electric
light went out, which some wag suggested
was in harmony with the occasion. After
the establishment of telephonic communica
tion with the electric light works, the room
was again illuminated, and the colored man
continued his story. He said an ex-member
of the Legislature had told him that In his
opinion Flemon would be murdered before
he could reach the jail at Edgefield. The
prejudice was very strong against him in
In answer to question of Mr. Echols,
Mr. Clinton said his informant was a colored
man. A man named Brier, also colored,
witness said, corroborated the statement with
decided emphasis. Eev. Watkins, colored,
.made a similar statement in his hearing,
and added that he heard white men say that
if Yeldell had remained in Edgefield after
the killing of James Blackwell, he would
have been lynched.
LIFE HELD TRETTY CHEAP.
Eev. J. H. White, Eev. J. D. Brown and
Eev. J. P. Crawford, colored, made "several
similar statements, the first named remarking
that he would not give $50 for the prisoner's
life. Eev. Brown said that people about
Edgefield had expressed the belief that the
prisoner jpught to be lynched. Several
white men whom he had interviewed stated
to him that there was no danger of lynch
ing, but one, whose name he could not re
call, said that it would not be safe for the
prisoner to return to the scene of the crime.
Mr. Clinton had nothing to say concern
ing the reputation of Mr. Strom, acting
deputy sheriff in this case, but people of
Edgefield and vicinity had told him that
Lyons, another South Carolina officer con
nected with the arrest of Plemon, was a
persecutor of the negroes.
Mr. Baldwin here elicited a rem ark from
the witness that the fight which caused
Yeldell to flee to Pennsylvania grew out of
the political persecution of colored men.
ONLY HEARSAY EVIDENCE.
After the conclusion of the testimony Mr.
Echols remarked that it was simply hear
say, and Governor Beaver added that it
would not be received in court.
Mr. Strom here made a statement under
oath, in which he said that the trouble which
led to the killing of Blackwell was the
crowding of white women from the side
walks by negroes, and the firing off of pistols
by the latter. Ha said there was no bitter
feeling against Yeldell in Edgefield, and
guaranteed that he would land him safely.
After Mr. Echols had presented to the
Governor Judge Ewing'g opinion in the
case at is.ue, Mr. Baldwin requested that
several colored men present be given an op
portunity to be heard. "Broadax" Smith
was first introduced. The Governor created
a laugh by remarking that if Smith made
as good a legal speech as he did a political
speech there would be
and added that he once heard him make a
speech in which he said there were three
great men James G. Blaine, Governor
Beaver and "Broadax" Smith. Everybody
roared at this effort of the Governor's.
Smith made a bitter attack on the South
ern white people. If he wanted to go to
heaven he would take the short route byway
of Edgefield. He did not believe that either
Strom or Echols believed that the prisoner
would be protected lrom harm if taken back
to South Carolina. The prisoner was being
pursued because he dared to be for Blaine
lor President. As to Eev. Clinton, he got
out of South Carolina in time to save him
self from dangling from a rope. He hoped
the Governor would see that Yeldell was
properly protected if the warrant was not
withdrawn, or the prisoner would be killed
like a demon.
Eev. D. S. Bentley. of Pittsburg; Eev.
W. H. Brown, of Beaver; Eev. Holliday
and Eev. Jones, of Pittsburg, pursued a
similar line of argument
A SIGNIFICANT CIRCUMSTANCE.
Toward the close of the hearing, Gov
ernor Beaver remarked that as two of the
men accused of the crime were living in the
vicinity of the mnrder without being
molested, it seemed as if the community
Mr. Baldwin explained that these men
enjoyed immunity from attack because
they turned State's evidence against Yel
dell. Deputy Sheriff Strom said he would be
willing to be kept as a hostage in Pennsyl
vania, and if Yeldell were lynched in South
Carolina he would not object to being
hansed in Pennsylvania.
"Broadax" Smith, said that wonld not
The Governor and the Attornev Genera
then retired to the executive chamber, and
in a few minutes the announcement was
made that the Governor had decided not to
withdraw the warrant, but to telegraph to
Governor Eichardson. ot South Carolina,
requesting that the prisoner be afforded
necessary protection on his way to Edge
NO DOUBT OF SAFE CONDUCT.
Governor Beaver made a brief speech to
the Pittsburg delegation after he had ren
dered a decision in the Yeldell case.
He said the only thing he was
concerned about was the safe conduct
of the prisoner to South Carolina. He had
no doubt he would be ably defended and
acquitted of the crime with which his name
was connected. He and his Attorney Gen
eral had concluded to have a telegram
sent to Governor Eichardson stating that a
fear existed among the people of this Stats
that Yeldell might suffer harm while in
transit, and asking him for necessary pro
tection. Governor Eichardson would no doubt
properly guard the jail in which the pris
oner will be confined, said General Beaver,
if he thought such precaution neces
sary. The honor of South Carolina
was at stake. Yeldell would not be
taken to South Carolina nntil a favorable
answer was received from the Governor of
that Statejjto the telegram sent. The re
marks of the Governor were enthusiastically
A CONSTANT WATCH
Kept on the County Jail by a Patrol of
Colored Sympathizer The Officer
Anticipate No Trouble Beyond
a Little Crotvdiug.
At 1 o'clock this morning at least half a
dozen colored men were within a stone's
throw of the County Jail, keeping a close
watch on all passers-by. One of
them resisted the interviewing process
for some time, but finally owned up that
a certain element of the colored people did
not want to sec Eev. E. F. Plemon. alias
Yeldell, removed surreptitiously from the
jail, even on correct authority from Gover
nor Beaver. He also said that he fully be
lieved that some trick would be resorted to
in order to remove the prisoner, If his extra
dition was finally allowed. A vigilant
watch was kept upon the Bastile up to 3
o'clock this morning.
The colored population was on the anxious
seat last evening and little knots of people
stood around corners on Wylie avenue with
eacer expectancy on every countenance.
The1 absorbing topic-was preacher "Plemon"
and his extradition to the State of palmetto
trees and "pore white trash," nnd many
chunks of wisdom were broken off.
TIME TO GO TO BED.
There was another meeting at the Frank
lin schooihouse where a number of leading
colored citizens waited patiently for news of
the hearing before Governor Beaver. But
no news came, and the brethren nodded
sleepily with exhaustion until the janitor
announced that it was time for honest peo
ple to be abed, and that he, for one, had a
character which would bear no further en
croachment upon his legitimate slumbering
hours. The brethren took the hint and
streamed disconsolately into the outer dark
Most of the colored peosle appeared to
have civen up hops of any favorable news.
and discussed dark schemes of rescne from
the bouth Carolina omcers with
breath. One man said he would be one of a
party to carry "Flemon" and his guard off
to Ohio, where, as he expressed it, "Little
Breeches" would never surrender the ac
cused to South Carolina, no more than he
would a rebel flag.
THE SILENCE CLAM-LIKE.
All sorts of rumors filled the air in re
gard to a race riot to-aay wnen a lemon is
turned over to the United States Marshals
from South Carolina, but when a specific
question was asked any colored man as to
the probability of an attempted rescue the
silence became clam-like and intense. None
of the acknowledged leaders of the colored
contingent would consent to be quoted on
the subject of possible resistance.
When Ajar Jones was informed that the
hearing had been adjourned in order to
allow Eev. Clinton to reach Harrisburg
from South Carolina, Mr. Jones, with his
eye in a fine frenzy rolling, began a para
phrase upon J. Buchanan Eeid's 'great
poem of "Sheridan Twenty Miles Away,"
and made a brilliant and logical argument
tending to show that Sheridan's advance
upon Winchester and Eev. Clinton's sortie
toward Harrisburg were iu every sense
analogous. The colored patrol at the jail
did not relax its vigilance. It is evident
that Lyon and Strom will not get their man
out of town without the colored population
knowing what is in the wind.
OFFICIALS POOH-POOH TROUBLE.
Captain Dan Silvus and Detective Coul
son leaned back in a couple of chairs
planted on the surface of Diamond street
and talked about the chances of trouble in
case the extradition of Flemon proceeded.
Both officers agreed that there would be no
trouble, but declined to state whether any
police precautions had been or would be
taken in view of the threats made that Lyon
and Strom would not get away with their
prisoner unmolested. Captain Silvus said
that he did not believe any real opposition
would be made, but of course expected that
there would be a crowd of people on hand to
witness the termination of the long fight
against the extradition of YeidelL
United States Marshal Lyon sat in front
of Central station for some time, his butter
nut suit and Panama hat making him the
center of observation. He was verv tired.
When asked whether he feared any violence
irom .rittsDurg colored people, his answer
was, "No, indeed."
HTJNDEEDS GOING CBAZY.
Startling Result oftke Work of the Georgia
Messiah A Crlsl Expected Arrest
Betas; Made Disciples Charged'
With Intent to Murder.
rSFECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.)
Savannah, July 30. The trouble in
Liberty is still on. King Solomon and
nine more wilderness worshipers were ar
rested this morning. The n egress, Laura
Eoberts, who claims to be the blessed Vir
gin Mary, is now leading the darkies. She
has powerful influence over the negroes and
promises to give more trouble than any of
her predecessors. She stalks about with a
lantern on her head lighted, and claims to
be gifted with supernatural power. She is
called "Queen Mary" by her followers.
Of the crowd arrested this morning only
King Solomon was detained in jail. The
others under arrest are Ed Jones, who bit
off a woman's nose and broke her jaw; Jack
Pray, Dick Maxwell, a negro named Doug
las, Simon Walthour, John E. Mallard and
Sam Jones. A special term of the Superior
Court will be asked to try the prisoners now
in jail. Mallard and Jones are charged
with riot The others are in for assault,
with intent to mnrder. Jones still ad
dresses those who can get in reach of his
voice, his incantations being heard from the
jail at all hours pt the day and night. Last
night he had a terrible fight with the jailer,
in which he was rather badly injured before
he could be subdued.
Things are coming to a climax. So soon
as one pretender" is jailed another springs
up. The people, the whites and the best
blacks, are terribly tired of the whole affair.
The Whitecaps have published notices that
they will soon take the matter in hand.
Crazy Ellen Eoberts is at present the
greatest factor in this peculiar fallacy.
Especially is this so now that Orth, James,
King. Solomon and many others have been
secured. She has left the hut to-day and is
roaming and raving about the woods. This
daily preaching and catechising was started
in May by Bell or Orth, as he was known,
who claimed to be the Messiah. Four peo
ple have gone raving mad and over 300
have had their minds unbalanced. The
worshipers of the wilderness have stopped
throwing away their money.
FOE LAW AND 0EDEE.
A Party of Louisiana Lyncher Arrested by
the Authorities With the Aid of the
military The Governor De
termined to Stop the
New Oeleans, July 30. The first
really severe blow at the suppression of the
lawless regulators has been Btruck at
Lafayette, and from the determined stand
taken by Governor Nichols and the parish
authorities in the matter.it is safe to assume
that the turbulent element had a check
pat upon it that will serve as an
example to its emulators in other parts of 1
uic oiuie. x oijowing me regulator out
rages early in June by the Lafayette out
laws, came the lynching of the negro Felix
Key, on the afternoon of Thursday, July,
11. Key brained his wife with an ax on
the Tuesday preceding the lynching.
Tfic outlaws came in force, broke open the
jail, took Key out and lynched him. The
Sheriff then set about capturing the parties,
most of whom were known to him. The
movement was consummated to-day by three
militia companies, assisted by the Sheriff.
They were arrested at Carensro this morn
ing, placed on a special train, brought to
this city, and are now in the parish jail.
The prisoners are charged with wilful and
malicious murder. When seen at the
parish prison to-night they declined to make
any statement, saying they were taken by
surprise, that they knew nothing or the
movement to arrest them until to-day and
conseauentlv were entirelv unnrenared.
They did not even have a chance to change
their clothing or make any arrangements
whatever for their forced departure from
their homes, and they evidently feel that
they have been treated outrageously by the
A TENNESSEE MONSTROSITY.
The Description of a fietna That 1 Half
Human and Hnlf Bear.
Nashville, Tenn., July 30. A special
to the American from Camden, Tenn., gives
the particulars of the birth to a young
white woman near there of a monstrosity,
half human and half bear, the
resemblance to the latter predominating.
The eyes are prominent and set far back in
the crown of the head. A human nose m
faint outline is seen in the center of the
head. A prominent snout projects where
the face should be, and from this a lone
The arms and legs are those of a human
being, hut the feet and handsfexe those of an
animal, except that the fingers and toes are
perfectly those ot a man. The creature was
TEET UNEASY NATIVES.
The Egyptian Scared by the Continued
Adrnnce of the Dervishes."
Cairo, July 30. The advance of Wad-el-N'Jumis'
forces, combined with the con
tinual departure of British troops for the
front, excites great uneasiness among the
natives of the Delta, which region is almost
completely denuded of troops. Only two
battalions of infantry are Ie.t while all the
cavalry and artillery have departed.
DOGGED BY HIS DUNS.
J. Milton Tamer, a Famous Colored
Democrat, Caught in a Corner.
HE HAS $15,000 COMING TO HIM,
And Doesn't Dare Draw It for Fear He
Won't Get Much, of It Himself;
4.' BLUNDER OF" SECRETARY PBOCTOE'S
Corrected by the Appointment of as Army Official
Secretary Pro Tern.
Although awarded a $15,000 fee in an In
dian case, J. Milton Turner, a colored Dem
ocrat, doesn't dare to draw his greatly needed
wealth for fear his creditors will get hold of
it. War Department employes are pleased
to have once more over them an army official
instead of a civilian.
rErECTAX. TELEGRAM TO IU DISPATCK.I
Washington, July 30. J. Milton
Turner, the colored Democrat who organized
the Colored Men's Convention in Indian
apolis last summer, in the interest of Cleve
land and the Democratic ticket, was
recently awarded a fee of $15,000 -rfor
his services in assisting the passage
through Congress of the bill making pay
ment to the Indians of the Cherokee Nation
for what was due them by the Government,
The money has .not yet been drawn from the
treasury, and according to the statement of
the officials there, it may not be for some
time to come.
Last week the Secretary of the Treasury
informed Mr. Turner that one-half of the
amount, $7,500, was ready to be turned over
to him, but that the other half was to, he
withheld until the equity of another man's
claim for a like amount for services ren
dered should be ascertained. ' ''
The Treasury officials sav that Turner has
been somewhat lavish in his expenditures
during the six months he has been about
Washington waiting for his fee, and that
he is lJ
so heavily in debt
that he dare not draw his money, for fearof
his numerous creditors, who are ready o
pounce upon it. A watchman at the Treas
ury building says that two men. one the
servant of a Congressman, who claim that
Turner owes them 51,000 each for
services, are determined not be
shaken off or. eluded. They take
turns in watching the Treasury, from the
time its doors are opened for business in the
morning till they close in the evening, "to
see that Turner does not get his money
without their knowledge, but to make sure
they have paid more than one of the
Treasury employes to keep a sharp lookout
and to inform them if Turner should call
for his money.
Beside ihese creditors there is said to be a
woman who has a claim for $150 for board,
etc She has threatened, if she does not get
her money, to use a horsewhip. It is said
there are also other boardinc house keepers
and money lenders who are swarming after
the colored Democrat like sharks.
Colored men, friends of Turner, said that
if he drew all of the $15,000 and then pays
his debts he will have to borrow money
with which to go home.
A BLUNDER CORRECTED.
A dispatch from Deer Park, announcing-!
thedeairnatiottbrthe PresideirTOf General
McPeeley to be Acting Secretary of War, is
a confession of the colossal blunder recent
ly made by Secretary Proctor. By desig
nating Chief Clerk Tweedale to be Acting
Secretary of War dnring his absence in Ver
mont, the Secretary has stirred ud the armv
eud of the department to a sudden flood of
meeting. A certain bureau chief in the War
Department was the first to make a stand
against the authority or the civilian secre
tary pro tern. On receipt of an order from
Tweedale he promptly returned it, indorsed:
"Eespectfully awaiting the signature of the
Secretary of War." Taking their cue from
this, a number of bureau officers and chiefs
of division have caused the intimation to go
lortn tnattney ao not propose to take orders
from an up-start civilian.
This revolt is not only a protest against
the inefficiency and unpopularity of
Tweedale, but it is a revival of the old jeal
ousy between the army coterie and the
civilians that has pestered innumerable
secretaries of war. Tweedale is a chap of
the sort that
STBTJT AND SWAGGER
with a little brief authority, and make
themselves disgustingly offensive. More
over, he is inclined to wreak small personal
revenges at the first opportunity, as for in
stance, the discharge to-day of Dr. Arm
strong, for nearly a quarter of a century a
chief of division in the office of the Adjutant
General. Though this action was nominally
taken by the Adjutant General, Tweedale's
hand was in the job, simply because Arm
strong once criticised the phraseology of a
letter written by the chief clerk.
Tweedale is the one who was caught a few
years ago venting his spite at certain officers
by having printed in the "Eebelllon Eecord"
a number of unofficial papers. For thus ex
ceeding the limits of his authority he nar
rowly escaped discharging at the time, and
now that the President has relieved him of
the Acting Secretaryship of the War De
partment, an authority whbh nobody but a
Diunacrer iikc .rrocior wouia nave placed
in his hands, there is general rejoicing.
1MPE0TING THE CAPITOL.
Another Scheme for the Expenditure of a
Lnrse nam of Money.
I6PECIAI. TELEGRAM TO Till PISPATCn.l
Washington, July 30. The report of
the Architect of the Capitol, which
appeared to-day, discloses the fact that
another scheme is at hand for the
expenditure of a large sum in improvements
of that costly building. After reciting
the progress of the work on the marble ter
race and grand stairs of the western front,
which will soon be finished, he states that
this change in the western front would
seem to demand that something be done to
improve the western facades of the
central portion of the building, or
that part on which the dome rests', bv ex
tending from it a portico of marble, with
Corinthian pillars, in harmony with those
on the wings.
Plans have already been prepared for this
improvement, which will be presented at
an early day of the coming session of Con
gress. DONNED THE WAR PAINT,
Indian In Washington Territory Burn
Eight Mile of nay Land.
Washington, July 30. General Scho-
field has directed the Commanding General,
division of the Pacific, to take such action
as may be necessary, alter investigating the
facts contained in the following telegram
received from the Interior Department:
Caspell, Stevkss County,
WASnESOTON 'jKnETTOBT. July 15. 1S89.
To the Commanding General, Fort Spokane,
The Indians have burnt eieht sqnare miles of
hay land, and threaten the lives of the settlers.
Jianyot the settlers are guarding their hay
stacks and dwellings. The settlers have signed
a petition requesting a company of soldiers to
be sent them to protect their property and per
haps their lives. R. N. A. Habvet.
By order of the Commander.
Mot Selliiis to Jay Gonld.
St. Louis, July 30. Governor Francis
has returned from New Zork and vigorous
ly denies ttie report that he was there to sell
be Merchants' bridge to Jay Gould., ;
FLOODS IN JEESEY.
A Heavy Storm Raise All of the Stream
Surrounding Newark Some Dam
Bare Already Burst and More
' Are In Like Dancer.
Newark, N. J., July 30. The most
disastrous storm that has visited this vicin
ity occurred this afternoon and evening. In
this city cellars were flooded and sewers
burst. Work' had to be suspended in the
factories in the lower section. A washout
occurred on the Morris and Essex Ba&road
at South Orange and trains were delayed for
many hours. In South Orange several
buildings, including the postoffice, were
carried away, and 250 barrels of flour were
washed out of one store house. In Orange
valley the water is up to the second-story
windows, and great damage has been done
to the stock in the numerousthat factories
there. People were compelled to paddle
around on planks and swim in order to get
to places ot safetv on hiirh erround. Bloom-
field and Mont Clair also report great dam
age to property. No lives are known to
have been lost.
The greatest alarm prevailed around Mill
burn. Above it is the Orange water reser
voir dam, which is not regarded as safe.
Should it burst it would overflow Millburn
and other small towns 'along the Eahway
river, of which it is the source, and the
damage would reach as far as Eahway. At
10 o'clock to-night the dam was reported all
right, but the inhabitants of the towns were
preparing to move to high ground. Nearly
every road in ihe country is impassable, as
all the bridges have been washed away.
A dispatch from Plainfield, N. J., says:
The greatest flood ever known here came
this afternoon. At 4 o'clock the dam at
Stony brook, above the Green Valley mills,
gave way, carrying with it Coddington's
Icehouses and many barns, and seriously
undermining the mills. At 5:40 a dam on
Green brook:, in the heart of the town, also
gave way and caused much damage. Many
wooden buildings were carried away.
Shortly after 6 o'clock the immense dam at
Westfield," back of Scotch Plains, collapsed,
and an additional body of water was thrown
into the valley below. Green brook could
not contain it and the wattr rushed across
to Cedar brook, and thence through the
finest residence portion of Plainfield. The
damage here is "very great, two or three
square miles of thickly settled territory
being submerged. There were many gal
lant rescues of life.
NO HOPE FOB BURKE.
It I Finally Decided That He Matt Go Back
to Chicago Special Precaution
Taken to Prevent Any At
tempt to Rescne Him.
rPPXCIAI. TELEGBJllt TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Winnipeg, July 30. Martin Burke's
application for a writ of habeas corpus was
dismissed to-day by the decision of the full
court and the prisoner was remanded
for extradition. This settles the case
here and Burke will be taken
back to Chicago as soon as the
formalities with the federal authorities at
Ottawa are completed, which will take about
eight or ten days. The decision caused
great rejoicing among the Chicago officers.
Chief Justice Taylor reviewed the grounds
urged in support of the rule, and proceeded
to analyze them in detail. He said:
The circumstances taken together are. In
my opinion, of such a character as fully to
warrant the applicant being committed or
held for trial, although they may not,
without something more, be used as
wonld assure bis conviction when put on
trial. There is evidence arainst thn annlicAnt
which Judge Bain deemed jaffldtoncta Justify
gronnd of his being accused .of murder. I
would not oe warranted in reversing! is finding
and discharging Burke. Whether he so de
tained mm on tne grouna oi oemg a principal
In the strict sense, or only accessory, seems to
me ot no moment, as In either characterhe is
liable to he extradited. The rule should, In
my judgment, be discharged.
The Chicago officers were ready with a
warrant to rearrest Burke if he had been
discharged. Special precautions will be
taken to prevent any effort at rescue.
Chief Hubbard with a picked party of
guards will arrive to-morrow for the pur
pose of accompanying the prisoner back.
It is understood that a special car will be
secured on the train for the accommoda
tion of Burke and the Chicago party,
so that no one may be permitted to inter
fere, and in order that the Chicago officers
may give Burke full opportunity to squeal.
It is learned that Chief Hubbard
would probably not have come but
for the presence of Senator Ken
nedy and the great desirability
at this stage of inducing Burke to talk. It
is not expected that the party will get away
from here before Friday or Saturday, and
probably not before next week. The ver
dict has been wired to Ottawa in order that
the extradition papers may be forwarded at
A BOLD COUNTERFEITER.
He Serve Out HI Term and Then Resumes
His Former Business.
Kansas City, July 30. For some time
past the conductors of the Metropolitan
Cable Eailway have turned in among their
collections large numbers of counterfeit
silver dollars, which resemble the genuine
so nearly that detection ot them is almost
impossible except by experts. Spotters and
detectives were put on the cars, but they
con Id not detect the person who was passing
the counterfeit coins. A reporter, detailed
on tne case, discovered that Jack Bellies
gang of counterfeiters were responsible for
the appearance of the spurious coin. Bellies
was arrested some years ago tor issuing bad
Belore he attempted his escape, having
heard that the officers were on his track, he
buried all the money he coined. Becently
he re-appeared in his old haunt, near Ar
gentine, having served his time, and simul
taneously appeared the counterfeit coin, the
same as he had passed years ago. He sus
pected the reporter, who was watching his
actions, of being a detective, and when the
reporter took an officer to Bellies' haunt to
arrest the counterfeiter, he had disappeared.
Detectives are following him.
HIS ASSAILANT IN JAIL;
Colonel John Atkins Will Becover From the
Effect of HI Id j arte.
Denveb, July 30. The assault made
upon Colonel 'John Atkins by Jeff Smith
has caused a great deal of excite
ment. The injured man's wounds were
dressed and after regaining consciousness he
was taken to his heme, where he rested
easily during the night, and to-day no one
is permitted to see him. His physicians to
night report him doing well and in a fair
way to be out of danger in a few davs.
Smith was arrested late last night and at
a preliminary trial to-day he waived exami
nation and was bound over in the sum of
They Like to be Taxed.
London, July 30. Mr. Balfour address
ing an East End delegation to-day, main
tained, with reference to the royal grants,
that an adequate sppport of the dignity of
the throne was agreeable.to the mass of the
The Cincinnati, Satooa Case.
Cincinnati, July 30. In the case of
Morris E. Eichler, who is charged with
violation of the Sunday closing law, the
jury failed to agree to-day, and was dis
charged. France and RnssIaNot Allied.
St. PETEBSBUEGt Jnly 30. A semi-official
denial is given here to the statement
that an alliance had been firmed by France
mil Snui, " ..- ' 1
WE KEEP OUR GKIP.
Pennsylvania Maintains Her Su
premacy Oyer the World in the
PB0DUCT10N OF IRON AHD STEEL
Secretary Swank Presents Some Flattering
THE BAPID GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRY
In the South and West and Especially la the Keystone
Secretary Swank, of the American Iron
and Steel Association, has compiled some
comforting statistics which show that Penn-
Svlvania still mnintaina tier annwm!uv tn
" '"' - r- ' J
the production of iron and steel, notwith-
h,nlnn. th ,-,?. ,.. .: a ,-..
uwtuh ,uv tajitu U!VtI, UCIU AAAaftUC AAA
other sections of the country.
rSPECIAt. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCU.l
Philadelphia, July 30. James M.
Swank, Secretary of the American Jron
and Steel Association, has compiled some
statistics of pig iron production, which dis
prove the popular fallacy that Pennsyl
vania is losing her lead in this line.
Mr. Swank's figures show that Pennsyl
vania has increased her production of pig
iron from 2,083,221 tons in 1880 to 3,589,186
tons in 1888, a gain of 1,506,065 tons, or 72
per cent. Her production was, in
1887, even larger, says Mr. Swank,
than in 1888. The growth of. the
pig iron industry of Pennsylvania
was of a most aggressive character from
1880 to 1835, and it has since been phe
nomenal in its magnitude. Six Western
States, according to Mr. Swank, have in
creased their production of pig iron from
1,193,081 net tons in 18S0 to 2,119,456 tons in
1888. A gain of 925,372 tons, or 77 per cent.
THE "WEST DOING BIG BUSINESS.
This is a greater percentage of increase
than that of Pennsylvania, which was 72
per cent, but the increase in quantity of pig
iron produced was 580,693 tons less than the
increase in Pennsylvania. Almost the en
tire gain in production in the Western
States has been made since 1885 and it has
been very great The Southern States, by
the same estimate, have increased their pro
duction of pig iron from 397,301 net tons in
1880 to 1,132,858 tons in 1888,
a gain of 735,557 tons, or
785 per cent This percentage is nearly two
and a half times as large as 'hat ot the
Western States, and more than two and a
half times as large as that of Pennsylvania,
but the increase in the quantity of pig iron
produced by the Southern States from 1880
to 1888 was 189,815 tons less than that of the
Western States, and 17,475 tons less than
the increase of Pennsylvania in the same
PENNSYLVANIA IS SUPBEME.
"The comparisons," Mr. Swank said to
day, "while'indicating rapid progress in re
cent years in the manutacture of pig iron
in the West and South, do not show that
Pennsylvania losing her leadership as a
pig iron producer, and in 1888 her percent
age of the total production in the United
States was 49.3 per cent within a verv
small fraction of one-half the entire output.
centage from yeacto year and still remain
for many years to come the dominant leader
of all the sections in the manufacture of pig
Mr. Swank has also compiled tables show
ing that since 1877 Pennsylvania has an
nually produced more than one-half of the
Bessemer steel that has been made in the
United States, and that the competition of
no other State has seriously weakened her
position as the great leader in the Bessemer
steel industry, rapid as has been the progress
of Illinois and some other States. Last year
Pennsylvania produced 66 6-10 per cent of
the total Bessemer steel product of the
Argument on the Technical Plea Advanced
by the Cronln Suspects.
Chicago, July 30. The motion of P.
O'Sullivan's attorneys for a change of venue
was argued before Judge Horton this morn
ing. All the five prisoners were brought
into the conrt room, which was packed to
suffocation, partly with the friends of
the suspects and partly with people
who had been drawn thither by mere idle
curiosity. Judge Longenecker made a short
speech opposing the motion for a change of
venue. He said that the two citizens who
signed affidavits to the effect that they be
lieved O'Sulli van could not get a fair trial
before Judge Norton or Judge Hawes were
unknown. They had neglected to state who
they were and what their business was. For
all the Court knew, they might have been
imported from Indiana or Wisconsin, for no
other purpose than to make these affidavits.
The attorneys for O'Sullivan declined to
enter upon an extended argnment, but pre
sented to the court a few opinions in sup
port of their motion. In regard to the mo
tion to quash indictments against the other
prisoners, the counsel for the defense on-
posed the immediate consideration of the
matter. The Court took the whole matter
He Think That the Conservatives Should
be Bold and Aggressive.
Bibmingham, July 30. Lord Ean
dolph Churchill made a speech here to-night
He said that the Conservative party in Bir
mingham ought to receive a larger recogni
tion than the dissidents appeared will
ing to accord. The elections ought
not to proceed on the principle
of men before measures. The Conserva
tives had a right to ask the dissidents to
define decisively the platform on which the
latterappealed to the electors. Otherwise
the dissidents conld not expect the Con
servatives tbvote for policies which apart
from unionism the Conservative party
would strongly and even desperately
If the Conservatives chose to exert them
selves they would carry more than half the
seats in Birmingham.
DEPUTY TUEQUET BLAMED
For the Defeat of Bonlangcr, Whose Friend
Are Being Ousted From Office. ,
Pabis, July 30. The Boulangists throw
the onus of their defeat on Deputy Turquet,
who insisted that General Boulanger con
test over 400 cantons. They hold that the
General should have become a candidate
only in districts where his political strength
was sufficient to warrant hope of success.
The Government is more active than ever
in the work of getting rid of Boulangist
office holders. The Mayors of Eennes, An
train and Treignac, all Boulangists, have
A Violent Storm In Missouri.
St. Louis, July 30. A very violent
storm passed over New Madrid, Mo., and
vicinity last evening, doing great damage to
the cotton and corn crops. Two little steam
boats, the Arkansas City and Carl Schurz,
lyiftg a$ New Tdadrid, were totally de
stroyed; loss, $14,000. Warehouses at Tip
ton viiIeand-LuceileLanding .were blown
A Big Boot and SBo
IKLvVtj7" to the
Wall Lobar Trouble
oil Labor Troubles; tv -u
Speculation the CauJsi'C,.
Very Probable. JglX
boot and shoe firm of F. &TH. A. BSjjaY
&Co.. Boston and North Brookfieldiv f I
announced this morning, with liabilities-of
$1,000,000 and nominal assets of probably
about the same amount. An assignment
has been made for the benefit of creditors to
ThomasE. Proctor and Eohert Bachellor,
of North Brookfield, and a meeting of
creditors will be called as soon as a definite
statement of the firm's aflairs can be pre
pared by the expert accountants now en
gaged in examining its books. The factory
at North Brookfield is one of the largest
and best equipped in the country, and gives
employment to 1,100 hands, calling for a
weekly-pay roll of over S10.000. This is
I tuc UUi V AUUUSUJT VI IUG
we. will be a heavy blow.
Until recently the p
the only industry of the town and the fail-
tlv the production of the
factory was mainly heavy boots and shoes.
but lighter styles of goods have largely
taken their place. The product has always
enjoyed a high reputation for excellence and
durability. Thjs was one of the ten firms
in Worcester county that had a long contest
with the Knights or Labor in 1887, lasting
some five months; and this struggle, which
resulted in favor of the manufacturers, was
very expensive, and has undoubtedly con
tributed directly or indirectly to the present
embarrassment The immediate cause of
the failure is large losses sustained by A. H.
Bachellor outside of the business, and the
fact that the recent large failures in the
leather trade, followed by the Lewis Bros,
failure, added to the ill health of the senior
member of the firm, have rendered it diffi
cult to obtain money on the firm's com
It is undoubtedly true that the manu
facturing business of the firm has been
profitable, and this makes it likely that the
business will be established under some ar
rangement between the firm and its credit
ors. The paper is nearly all held by banks,
very little being owed lor merchandise. It
is expected that by the last of the week a
statement of the firm's affairs will have been
prepared, that the liabilities and assets can
then be stated with something like exact
ness. It is expected that the creditors will
allow the contracts for goods for the present
season to be completed, as otherwise much
unnecessary loss must ensue.
THEIR PITTSBURG FRIENDS.
Two Large Customer of the Firm Startled
by tho Failure.
H. Childs & Co. and W. E. Schmertz &
Co., of this city, were both large customers
of E. & A. H. Batcheller & Co. Both
firms were startled yesterday by the intelli
gence of the failure. Mr. Childs said: "It
was without doubt the whitest and cleanest
firm in Massachusetts, and had the largest
factory In that State. To the best of my
knowledge it was the squarest shoe firm any
person could point out I do not know of
any disastrous deals that may have com
promised the firm, which composes a father
and three sons. I was just examining an
invoice of July 26 and one of July 27 from
them, and was placing it in the books when
you came in."
OERVAlTn WAS UNSHAKEN.
The Pecular Outcome -of a -Sensational
rirTCTAX. teleokamto the nisPATcir.i
Buffalo, July 30. In the sensational
Belmont divorce case Judge Daniels this
afternoon decided that the jury's verdict
should stand and granted art absolute
divorce to Banker Charles S. Whit
ney from Sarah E. Whitney. The
co-respondent was Ira H. Meyers, a
good-looking young lawyer who was the
betrothed of Miss Florence Whitney, the
petite and pretty daughter of the parents at
law. Florence took sides with her mother,
and when the verdict wa announced, the
girl went with Ira before Justice Washing
ton Moses and married the co-respondent
with whom her mother had been adjudged
Judge Daniels sustained the verdict, but
allows Mrs. Whitney $275 for expenses.
Her counsel will appeal the case. The trial
revealed a state of affairs which rivaled the
Carter divorce suit in Chicago. The Whit
neys are wealthy; have been social leaders
in Belmont, and their house was luxurious
in its appointments. Mr. Whitney is old,
white haired and respected. He is presi
dent of the Board of Trade. The defendant
is his fourth wile, jrounger than he, gay,
vivacious and disliking her husband's so
ciety. BOTH WERE KILLED.
A Shooting Match In Oklahoma Besnlts in
St. Louis, July 30. A special from
Purcell, I. T., says: At the little town of
Lexington in the Oklahoma country
just across the river from this
place, a serious shooting -scrape
occurred this afternoon about 2 o'clock, by
which Henry Simmons was instantly killed
and Francis S. Jones received a fatal
wound. The trouble arose over a settle
ment between the two about cattle. Jones
made some threats, and Simmons, who is
City Marshalj attempted to arrest him.
Jones shot him with a Winchester, which
he had in his hands at the time.
Almost simultaneously Simmons fired a 44
Smith & Wesson revolver, shooting Jones
through and through, from which wound he
cannot possibly recover. After snapping
his revolver twice more at his adversary, is
fell to the ground a dead man. Both have
families living near here.
THE LAST OF THE C0ENPLANTERS
I Murdered In a Shanty Boat and Hi Body
Cast Into the Ohio.
rSFECIAI. TELIOBAH TO THE PISPATCH.l
Wheeling, July 30. The last Corn
planter Indian remaining along the Upper
Ohio has met his death at the hands of a
murderer. On June 15 the Indian, Jacob
Jamison by name, left East Liverpool to go
to Hulton, Pa., to visit his wife. He
had about $12 with him and was to return
the following Monday.
Nothing more was seen or heard of him
until to-day when his body was found in
the Ohio at Steubenville. He had been in
duced to visit a house boat called "Annie
L.," a resort for thieves, and had there been
killed, robbed and his body thrown into the
Sinn and Money Missing.
Kansas City, Jnly 30. An drew C.
Drumm, who has full charge of the cattle
commission business of A. Drumm & Son,
has disappeared, and $15,000 with him. The
missing man announced Saturday that he
was going away for.a time, but gave no inti
mation where. Since then he has not been
seen or heard from.
The Shah In France.
PABIS, July 30. The Shah of Persia ar
rived in, this city from England to-day.
He was received by President Carnot, and
was welcomed heartily by crowds which had
'gathered to witness his arrival.
Somewhat Different From Sackvllle.
London, July 30. Sir Julian Paunce
forte, the British Minister to the United
States, visited Lord Salisbury at the For
eign -Office to-day. He, was warmly wel
comed oy ms oia colleagues.
GUNS WERE POINTED.
A Show of Force Was Necessary to
Capture a British.Sealer.
THE BLACK DIAMOND'S CAPTAI5
Would Hara Showed Fight Had There Seek A
Any Hope of Success. ";
0THEE TESSELS WERE HOTLY CHASED.,
The Feeling at Wuhlnjton as to the Oatcome of tha
Serious' trouble may yet arise from tho
dispute as to the jurisdiction of the United
States over Behring Sea. Nothing definite
as to the intentions of the administration
can be learned at Washington. The seizure
of the Black Diamond was not affected
without a show of force.
rsrxciAZ. telegbaji to thxdupatch.1
Washington, July 30. The dispatch
from British Columbia announcing that tha
United States revenue cutter Bush has
seized a British sealing vessel, charged with
capturing seals in Behring Sea, shows that
the instructions which were given last sea
son to the Captain of the revenue.cutter have
not been revoked or have been repeated.
The full instructions given last year have
not been published, but the understanding,
from what was testified to before the House
Committee, which investigated the subject
last winter, was that the United States
claimed the right to all seals captured in tha
The dispatch announcing this seizure
states that it was made because the seals on
board were taken in Behring Sea. That is
the issue that was raised in the court by the'
Canadian Government Great Britain de- '
nies that the jurisdiction of the United
States includes the whole of T?ehring Sea.
The action of the revenue cutter will un
doubtedly make it necessary for the present
administration to proceed with this discus
sion from the point where the last adminis
tration laid it down.
a troublesome question.
The expectation, both in Canada and is
this country, that the question would not be
raised this season has not been realized.
There is reason to believe that the State
Department had hoped to make some dispo
sition of this question, or at least to put it
in the way of an adjustment, without the
intervention of Congress. Intimations of
that sort are said to have been pretty sharp
ly made to certain Senators by officials of
tne State Department
But, unless Sir Julian Pauncefote was
misunderstood, he said here a few days be
fore he sailed lor England, that owing to the
preoccupation of the Secretary of State
with other matters, no protocol had been
agreed upon as. to the fisheries or as to any
other pending matter between the United
States and Great Britain, and that in fact
questions of that sort have not been consid
ered by him with Secretary Blaine.
A dispatch from San Francisco says: The
steamer Dora arrived from Behring Sea last
night, and brings the first detailed news of
the captare of the British ienJerBUrfc .
..Diamond by ths "United' StateYfCTranesiJRy-
ter Kichard Bush. July 11 the Bush over
took the Black Diamond, and ordered her
to heave to. The captain of the Black Dia
mond refused to do this.
sho-wed heb guns.
Thereupon -the commander of the Bush.
ordered a lowering of ports and running out
of guns, which caused the schooner to heave
to. Captain Sheppard and Lieutenant Tuttle
boarded the English craft, and asked for
her papers. The officers of the Black Dia
mond offered no armed resistance, but re
fused to deliver the ship's papers. Captain
Sheppard at once broke open the cabin, and
forced the hinges of the strong box and that .
captain's chest, thereby securing the papers.
A search of the vessel disclosed 103 seal
skins which had been taken in Behring;
Sea. a Captain Sheppard placed a non-commissioned
officer from the Eush in charge of
the Black Diamond, and ordered the vessel
to be taken to Sitka to await further in
structions. The captain of the Black Dia
mond made the statement that when in Vic
toria he had been ordered to pay no atten
tion in case he was overtaken by the Eush
and requested to heave to. He said he
would not have surrendered if the Eush had
had an inferior force to that of his own.
On July 13 the schooner Triumph was
also boarded by Captain Sheppard, but no
arrest was made, the skins on board the
vessel having been captured in the Pacific;
and not in Behring Sea. A passenger who
arrived here last night on the steamer Dora,
said. "On our way down from St Paul's
Island we saw six sealers, and the Eush
was closely in pursuit of them. We left
St Paul's Island on July 14, and on the
following morning saw the Eush in pursuit
of her prey. Undoubtedly by this time tha
Eush has made additional captures.
ONE CAPTAIN'S SCHEME.
Ho Outwitted the American Revenue Cutter
and Saved HI Seals.
Victoria, B. C, July 30. Captain Mc
Lean, of the British sealer Triumph, which
has arrived here from Behring Sea, is ret
icent about affairs in the north. It is re
ported by others on the vessel, however,
that when the Triumph was sighted by the
Eush, there were 30 seals dead, lying on the
Triumph's deck. These were hnrriedly
skinned and the pelts hidden among a large
quantity of salt This salt also formed a
heavy coating to about 800 seal skins which
lay at the botton of the schooner. Lieuten
ant Tuttle made an examination, but seeing;
nothing but salt departed. The men on the
Triumph say that Captain Dodd,or the Mag
gie.had said he would fire on any American
officers attempting to board his vessel.
Lieutenant Tnttle told Captain McLean
be had seen five schooners entering Behr
ing Sea. viz: The Maggie, Mac, Triumph,
Mary Ellen, Lillie L. and Black Diamond.
The latter was captured, but the fate of the
others is unknown. The Corona arrived to
day. Captain Carroll says when he left
Juneau Wednesday the British men-of-war
Swiftsure, Icarius, and Amphion were
there. They left for Port Symphon on the
following aay. xne uorona had heard noth
ing of seizures. A number of prominent
sealing men waited on the Captain of the
British man-of-war Champion, which sailed
to-day for the north to join the fleet, and gave
him full particulars in writing. He will
convey them personally to Admiral Hene
TWO WAR TESSELS DEMANDED
By the Canadian Cabinet, to Blan United
State Cutters. .
rSPECIAL TELEQUAM TO THE DIJPATCH.t
Ottawa, July 30. A meeting of the
Cabinet was called to-day to discuss the
seizure of the Canadian sealing schooner ia
the Behring Sea by the United States reve- ,
nue cutter Eush. To-night a brief '
aispatcn was received, announcing; v,i
thai the vessel had been seized
70 miles from the nearest land. A demand ,
will at once be made on the British Govern- '
ment for two war vessels to proceed to Beh
ring Sea to look after and protect Caaadiaa
vessels from United States cutters.
The .British Government has been advised .
ui uio WI.U1C, nuiuu kiia autuuriiaea aero'
contend was illegal, but until fuller details '
are received no definite step can I
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