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DEATH 1NJHE DITCH,
An Explosion of Compressed Air
Kills Two and Mangles
Ten Other People'.
BODIES BLOWN IN THE AIR.
Tho Imprints of One of Them left
High Up on a Building.
THE DAMAGE TO PEOPERTI TRIFLING.
The First Accident of the Kind Ever Known
to Have Occurred to a Gnu Pipe A Dc
fectlre Bolt In the Cap and High Pressure
tho Came of the Accident The Monen
gahela Company Own the Line The Be
ponslblllty for the Accident Hal Not Yet
Been Placed Coroner McDowell Will
Hold u Inqneit on the Bodice To-Day
Sad Scenes at the Home of One of the
Unique in the category of accidents which
have occurred lately was the one which
took place on the Southside last night
Sixty-two -pounds of compressed air ex
ploded in a 30 inch main of the Mononga
hela Natural Gas Company. Two men
were killed instantly, one being hurled25
feet into the air. Two others were fatally
hurt and taken to the hospital, while the
number of those slightly injured cannot be
ascertained, though it may reach 100.
The list of local or neighborhood accidents
which has already made this year a remark
able one for calamities, was increased last
night by a compressed air explosion at the
dead-end of a main of the Monongahela
Katural Gas Company on tbe Southside.
How many victims of the catastrophe will
be discovered cannot be estimated as yet;
but those more or less injured amount to
little less than a hundred. Two were killed
outright, one being buried under a pile of
dirt in the trench of the gas main, while the
other was hurled 25 feet against a building,
whence he descended, a brnised mass of life
The number of injured was greatly aug
mented, as all the surrounding mills were
Just closing, and the streets were crowded
' all mound.
It was 6 o'clock in the evening, and the
men in the gas trencn were apom io icavs
The Surgeon at Work.
lor the night One of the big scions of
the 30-inch main, which is beii laid alone
I Bingham street, had just l,een lowered into
the trench. Before leaving, however, the
foreman was advised to test the pipe with
air. Paddy Ryan, the foreman, got a dead
cap and had it fixed to the head of the
Tho Fatal SlgnnL
Fastened with heavy iron bolts and tight
ened again with heavy cross bars, the dead
cap appeared strong enough to withstand
any pressure. The signal was given to the
man at tbe airpump, and immediately after
a whizzing sound, like the rustling of wind
in dry autumn leaves, denoted that the air
was entering the pipe.
"Now, get out of the ditch and come up
on the bank !" said the foreman. The men
obeyed, and eager eyes looked down into the
hole upon the dead-cap to see how
it withstood the gradually increas
ing pressure. Nobody dreamed of an
accident All were old, experienced men.
who had tested pipes nearly all their lives.
Three men Martin Garvey, "William Jones
and John Connors remained in the trench
to watch the pipe closely and attend to the
bolts if they should not be strong enough.
Slowly the pressure in the pipe increased,
and all were still standing on the brink of
the ditch, waiching the big pipe in the
trench. Now the bells and the whistles in
the surrounding mills announced 6 o'clock.
From Hlpley's glasshouse, Oliver's Ninth,
Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth street
mills, Oliver & Roberts' wire mill, Scott's
wire mill and various other factories the
Ken Came Bashing Ont
in stirring streams, starting for their homes,
their families and their suppers. Host of
them passed the trench at the corner of
Bingham and South Eighth streets, and,
attracted by the group standing on the
bank of the ditch, stopped with a natural
curiosity to see what was going on.
In the meantime the airpump had been
continuing. Now 40 pounds of pressure had
been obtained, and the deadcap still stuck
as fast as a rock. The pressure went up
from 40 to CO, then to 60 pounds. Then
somebody remarked that he had seen the
deadcap move; bnt nobody paid any atten
tion to him. It seemed absurd to suppose
such a thing. Then somebody else repeated
the observation. Should he also be mis
"What the men on the brink of that gorge
thought just then has not been learned;
whether anybody else was ready to give a
warning has not been said; but it it certain
that before that group of men realised how
near they were to death's door, an explosion
occurred. It came like a spark from an
electric battery; so suddenly that in a mo
ment the scene around that ditch presented
a ghastly change.
The place of peace looked like a verit-
"l PPlWlr f
able battlefield. In all directions men were
lying on the ground, some screaming and
groaning, others moaning or crying; 'while
yet others lay there, stunned and stiff as if
the cold hand of Death had already pressed
itself upon their brows.
Ths effects of the concussion were simply
terrific. The banks of the ditch had been
broken loose and thrown into the air, to fall
a rain of gravel and sand. The men had
been completely" lifted from the
ground. All of them and there
were at least 100 were hurled around and
scattered to the winds. A boy was thrown
up against the second story of Ripley's
glass house as if shot from a catapult He
died. A dog was thrown about SO feet
away, into the doorway of a house, where
he was seen lifeless. Dozens of men were
afterward seen who said that they appeared
to have been picked up and thrown into the
air like feathers.
The concussion had aroused tbe entire
SCENE OF THE
neighborhood, and people came running
from every house. One of the first to
arrive was Mr. Jackson, the livery
owner from Carson street He noticed the
men lying around the ditch, some of them
wounded, others stunned, and he at once
called assistance. In the meantime the
many who had gotten off by being only
stunned got up from the ground, and as
they were seen rubbing their eyes clean from
the dirt they looked as if they werjs getting
up from a very sound sleep. How sound it
came near beingl Then the work of rescu
ing the dead and caring for the wounded
JOHN CONNORS, had been In the dltcb;
discovered under a heap of clay, embedded in
dirt and wter( taken to Jacksou'sllverystable;
resided in the East End.
JOHN MUXER, aged 16: thrown agalnstthe
Ripley Glasshouse. 25 feet high; taken to Jack
son's livery stable; parents live on Eighth
JONN GRE1NER, laborer at Oliver fc
Roberts' wire works; was going to his borne on
Mt Washington; injuries fatal; taken to
Southside Hospital; physicians " '"J
night he was dying of internal hemorrhage; has
a wife and three children.
HARRY RECH. a water carrier at the ditch,
lives nn Eighth street: serious internal Injuries
and skull was fractured: probably "tally hurt,
v as taken to Soutbslde Hospital.
RANK DOYLE, wOrfcedvOT the pips iltae;
bad a foot smashed; lives at 38 8outh Eighth
street; taken to Soutbslde Hospital.
JAMES H3NDB1CK8, a passer-by; taken
to tbe Soutbslde Hospital with a crushed foot
JOHN BCHOWALTEH; token to the South
side Hospital with a fractured thigh; was on
his way to Ills home on Eleventh street
WILLIAM JONES, worked in ditch: had
his eyes filled with gravel; taken to Homeo
pathic Hospital; may loso both eyes; 57 years
of age and single. . .
JOHN URANEY, of Oliver fc Roberts; badly
r'RED DUFFY, of Oliver's Mills; face badly
bruised with gravel.
FRANCIS GREEN, slightly injured; went
PADDY RYAN, foreman: eyes filled with
gravel: went home to Second avenue.
THOMAS WALSH: face filled with gravel.
LEVEREUX MUNICH, Frenchman, and
glassblower, leg broken.
Others Who Got Awny.
There were a large number of others
slightly injured by the flying gravel and
dirt or by being thrown to the ground; but
as they were all able to go home their names
were not obtainable.
"When the first shock of the explosion was
over, and the few men who had been at the
brink of the trench were able to think and
talk again, the first exclamation was:
"How on earth did that happen?"
There were all kinds of theories afloat, but
it appears to be conclusive that the dead
cap had not been sufficiently tightened to
resist the pressure. The pressure at which
the pipes are tested is 75 pounds, and the
fact that the cap flew off with only 63
pounds pressure, makes that explanation
very possible. However, when Mr. Ryan
was seen at his home and asked about the
matter he intimated that one of the bolts
had been smashed. But Mr. Ryan was
still so dazed by the accident that his re
marks were very incoherent
AS WITNESSES TELL IT.
Clenr Description of iho Spectacle as
Viewed by Those on the Spot Johnny
Rimer's Ghastly Imprint on the
The main pipe was being laid along
Bingham street, and a number of beams
are being laid across on each side upon
which pedestrians crossed. As most of the
crowd wanted to get to their homes as early
as possible, they did not take time to walk
across the plank, but jumped over the
ditch. "When the cap blew off young
Johnny Miller was on the plank.
Near him, but standing on the
bank of the ditch, was John Greener, chief
carpenter of the mill. The cap of the pipe,
whet Ulown off by the pressure, struck one
of the timbers put in to brace the sides of
the ditch. The timber was forced out, and
tbe flat portion of 1 hit young Miller.
The latter was knocked off the plank and
thrown fully 25 feet in tbe air. The
course of his body was to the
left and he struck the side of
Ripley's glass house. The mud and water
on his clothes left the imprint of his body
on the sheet-iron work just as plainly as it
could possibly have been done. At even
the height or 25 feet it could be seen dis
tinctly last night The imprint reminded
one of the impression made by laying flat
down in several inches of snow.
His Neck Was Broken.
The print of the head was in a side and
hanging position, showing as plainly as
anything could show that the neck had
been broken. The body fell back into the
ditch, and was found in a sitting posture,
with one leg bent under the other. The
boy's hand was hanging over on his breast,
and one head appeared to be supporting it
When taken out of the ditch the lad lived
but five minutes. His body was very badly
brnised and mangled.
The other man killed was John Conners.
He is 35 years of age, lived on St Clair
street, East End, and was a "man head" by
occupation. His business was, in other
words, to attend to tbe deadcap and see that
it was bolted on properly. He was in the
ditch at the time, but was standing a
little to the side of the pipe. He
was blown several rods along the
ditch, but not out of the hole. The
debris falling all around him, completely
covered him from sight He was dug out,
and with the body of young Miller, removed
to Jackson's undertaking rooms on Carson
street It was found that the man's jaw
had been broken and his skull crushed right
over the left eye. He was killed almost in
stantly. Rescued in Time.
John Greener, one of the victims, was
iust about to jump over the ditch, within
talfa dozen feet of the mouth of the pipe
when the cap went off. He was knocked
into the ditch, and. had it not been for very
prompt aid, would probably have been
smothered. He was dug out and removed to
the hospital. Hewasinjuredinternallyand
had a number of hemorrhages. The doctors
at the hospital expected him to die before
morning. He cannot possibly live many
more hours. Greener lived on the hillside,
near Mount "Washington, and has a wife
and th ee small children. He was ea-
in the wire mill as chief carpenter.
e had a colicv for 2.000 in nn accident
On the second story, in the rear ot a little
brick house which stands on South Eighth
str eet, above Carson, lived Johnny Miller.
He was just 16; the only child his
parents had. The lad had worked
with his father in the wire
mill as spool threader and earned what he
could to help support the family. A Dis
patch reporter climbed a long flight of
stairs last evening after the accident and
found the neighbors consoling, as best they
could, the boy's parents, who were hysteri
cal with grief. The good German family's
lamentations could be heard last night all
hrough the neighborhood.
John Wright' Story.
The reporter could not bear the very sad
scene, but turned away to hear the story ot
one of the men who left the works with
Johnny. The "man's name is Jchn Wright,
and he is employed in the mill. He said:
I was coming home from work, and had got
on tbe Carson street side of tbe ditch before
the explosion occurred. IwasonSonthEichth
street a little above Bingham, when I heard a
shock llko the report of a cannon. I turned
around to see what it was, and saw a black mass
of planks, dirt rocks, etc, in the air. In the
midst of It I cocld plainly see the
forms of two human beings, which I
afterward found to be my good little friend,
Johnny, and our chief carpenter. The pressure
of the explosion was toward Brownstown, and
it It bad been turned the other way I and a
number of others would undoubtedly have been
-killed. Tho flyinc boards broke the telegraph
wires and caused them to 'fall to the ground
One of the bodies was blwn to the height of
the telegraph pole
1 was badly scared, but ran to the asslstanee
of the injured men, who appeared to be scat
tered about everywhere. A water main which
ran across the ditch was broken, and soon
flooded it If there had been any injured per
sons in the hole then, they would probably have
The Saddest Scene.
The parents of Miller could not Bay any
thing, bnt only wrung their hands. Sev
eral of the neighbors had already advised
them to sue tbe company for damages: bnt
it is not known whit they will likely do, or
whether there is ground lor any suit
One of the peculiar features of the explo
sion wa the killing of the large Newfound
land dog, which was blown high into the
air. The dog was seen a few minutes be
fore the explosion on the top of one of the
piles of mud, rolling himself on the soft
earth. He was playfully barking at the
boys who were rushing pell mell up the
street, and seemed to tie in an unusually
frisky condition. He was a great favorite
with some of the boys who worked in the
mill, and was owned by one of the work
men. When the explosion occurred he
went into the air and alighted over 100 feet
from the end of the pipe's dead end. The
dog was killed instantly, and never made a
kick after alighting. Several of the boys
rushed over to him; bnt the poor beast was
motionless. Part of his shaggy coat had
been torn off in the explosion.
Coroner McDowell and two of his depu
ties were at the scene of the accident within
15 minutes after it occurred, and they ren
dered all possible aid. He viewed the body
of John Coniers at Jackson's livery stable,
and will hold an inquest on the dead this
TIEED OF HIS BARGAIN.
A Stan Who Purchased a Wife, bat Not Her
Love, Gets tbe Worst ot It.
rSFJECXU. TELZQBAM TO THE DIBrATCII.1
Tacoma, Wash., August 9. A singular
case was tried here to-day in Justice's
Court Santos Cordova, an Italian, was be
trothed to a pretty dark-eyed girl
of 16 of his own nationality. He
clothed her and was educating
her. About the 1st of April Martin Pet
rick met the girl and became infatuated
with her. She resisted his advances, plead
ing Cordova's claim upon her affections.
Petrick asked Santos what he would take
for love and affection. He set the price at
$150. The bargain was made April 1st
Petrick paid Cordovas $50 in cash and
issued notes for $100 payable in two years.
for which consideration Cordova gave up
ali the claim on the maiden.
Petrick was happy after the transfer, as
he expected to be. The maiden did not lav
ish upon him the same affection that she had
shown for Santos Cordova. He got tired of the
bargainand wanted to trade back. He finally
secured a note for 8100, bnt Cordova was
obstinate as to tbe $50 which had been paid
in cash. A suit was the result The
court decided that an illegal contract
had been made, the terms of which
could not be enforced. Cordova won the
suit and the plaintiff had to pay the costs.
The maiden thinks Petrick had a mercenary
interest in her affection, and still clings to
Santos Cordova, ner nrst love.
AN AUGMENT TO SETTLE.
Two Southern Gentlemen Leave Georgia on
a Llttlo Blatter of Business.
SrXCIAI. ISLZQEJLK TO THE DISPXIC1I.1
Atlanta, Ga., August 9. Wednesday
evening, before a legislative committee,
President Williamson, of the Chattanooga,
Rome and Carrolton road, denounced a
statement made by Pat Calhoun, general
counsel of the West Point Terminal, as be
ing absolutely false.
- A demand was made upon Williamson
for a retraction to-day, which he refused,
when the parties left for a point outside the
State to conclude the correspondence. Cap
tain Henry Jackson is Mr. Calhoun's sec
ond and Jack King Is Colonel William
IJITTSBURGj SATURDAY, ATTGIIST 10, 1889 TEN
Ohio's Governor Quito Confident .of
Securing a Third Term,
NO MATTER WHO OPPOSES HIM.
Halstead Opposed by Charles Poster in
Bis Senatorial Canvass.
HOW MAHONE HOLDS THE NEGRO TOTE
Senator Delimiter Mallng Friends In a Bontoota
Governor Foraker was interviewed in New
York yesterday. He says the Democrats
can't defeat him, no matter who is their
nominee. He thinks Halstead won't be the
only Beoublican candidate for Senator.
Senator Delamater was in Bedford, yester
day, making friends in what is considered
Major Montooth's own territory.
rSrXCLU. TILED BAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, August 9. Governor J. B.
Foraker, of Ohio, who is here on private
business, is stopping at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, where he has been the recipient of
numerous calls to-day from New York
friends and acquaintances. He is accom
panied by his son Benson. To-morrow
morning, by request of Governor Hill, he
will visit the State camp at Peekskill, and
afterward will lunch with Vice President
Morton at Bhinecliff. He has also ac
cepted the Invitation of ex-Governor Cor
nell to attend the reception to General H.
A. Barnum In the Catskills to-morrow
Governor Foraker wasr in the first grad
uating class at Cornell University, and was
'in the same army command with General
Barnum. He was asked this morning about
the Ohio political situation, and replied:
"TheBepnbllcansof the State are united,
DETEBMINED, AND CONFIDENT,
but not bo over-confident as to be weakened
in any respect "We shall carry the State,
"both for the State and legislative tickets."
"What about the Senatorship?"
"That question is talked about in
"Then Mr. Halstead is not the one candi
date7" . .
"Oh, nol Governor Foster and others will
undoubtedly be before the Legislature when
It IS ClCCtcu. aju, ..will. w u.u. .w .r---
to inject the subject prematuroly into this
canvass. They will leave it to be settled
when the Legislature shall meet. One
thing about it is absolutely certain, which
is that a Republican will succeed Henry B.
Payne. As you know, Mr. Halstead had
an enthusiastic reception on his return to
Cincinnati last Saturday night He is in
excellent health and spirits."
"What about home rule in Cincinnati?"
AIT OLD, OLD STOBY.
"That cry was worn out years ago. It is
twaddle and nonsense. It was one of the
prime issues in Cincinnati in 1887, and was
settled then in favor of the Republican
ticket There are only three boards in Cin
cinnati appointed by the Governor. Two of
them, the Police and Election Boards, are
non-partisan. The Board of Public Affairs
is partisan, but it has nothing to do with
1U1QU luc late ut .ohwij,.uu JW JJVIVt. J
that It could use "to the detriment of the-.
community, xsui as x nave aireauy saia,
these boards were already in existence two
years ago, when I was- elected for a second
term. The people of Cincinnati then in
dorsed me by some 7,000 majority. I am
sure they want no changes now. Everybody
acquainted with Cincinnati knows that four
years ago it was
THE TTOBSX GOVERNED CITY
in the United States. To-day it isHhe best
governed city on the continent They have
honest elections, a creditable police force,
and honest and satisfactory business man
agement in all departments."
"Who will be the Democratic- nominee
"Probably Mr. Campbell, although Mr.
Neal and Mr. Kline are also in the field. I
have nothing to say abont either of them,
except politically. X do not think it will
make any difference who is chosen so far as
results are concerned."
"What will be the campaign issue?"
"Those which usually arise between the
Democratic and Republican party, with
some others arising from State affairs."
GOVXBNOB rOEAKEE BANQUETED.
One of the pleasantest midsummer din
ners that New York has was the one given
to-night, at the Union League Club, to Gov
ernor Foraker by ex-Governor Alonzo B.
Cornell, oY New York. The banquet was
given in the spacious and handsome alcove
dining room of the club. The table was
beautifully adorned with roses and lilies,
and the host and his guests tried in every
way to show their esteem and regard for the
chief guest of the evening. Very general
regret was expressed at the absence of Secre
tary Tracy. Up to the last moment tbe
Secretary had expected to be present, but
his health warned him that he must leave
town at once.
Governor Foraker said to The Dis
patch correspondent that the dinner was
only and thoronghly a social affair, and
without political significance. Many of
the New York Republicans who strolled
through the main corridors of the clnb were
exceedingly pleased at the affair. They said
it was a vast emphatic evidence of harmony
existing.among all Republicans at Gov
ernor Foraker's renomination.
A BEQULAIJ LOVE FEAST.
There were at the table leaders and tbe
representatives of the powerful leaders in
the party. There were a number of speeches,
all more or less informal, and all breathing
the warmest sentiments for the grand old
party and the administration at Washing
ton. There was so more donbt of the Gov
ernor's triumphant re-election than that he
was at the table to-night Ex-Governor
Alonzo B. Cornell presided, with Governor
Foraker on his right, and Governor Beaver
was one of those gathered around the board.
DELAMATER IN BEDF0ED.
The Handsome Senator Looking; After Major
tsrxcui. TXLxanxv to tub disfatch.1
Bedfobd, August 9. Senator Delamater
arrived here late last night, fresh from the
State convention. This morning he had a
lnegthy conversation with J udge John Stew
art, of Franklin county. The rest of the
day he was under the watchful eye of Dep
uty Secretary of the Commonwealth Long
necker, who was piloting him aronnd, in
troducing him to the prominent Republicans
of the town. He left this evening for Phil
The flying trip of the Senator here and
his talk with Judge Stewart has caused a
flutter among some of the politicians. The
Senator made a good impression among the
persons he met bnt the impression among
the local leader is that the county will
again cast her vote for Montooth.
HOW MAH0NE W0KK8 THE HEGE0ES.
Political Clnbs Organized In the Churches lo
Vote With tbe Little Boss.
rSrXCXIIi TTLIQBAX TO XHX DISFATCSI
Richmond, Va., August 9. Mahone
has begun to organise, negro Eepabliaup
" ,VASi fff?'
leagues throughout the State, much to the
disgust of the anti-Matmnitesr 'These negro
Ijguers have been very effeclYe heretofore
in Mahone's service, and are wfe-kid in such
a way that Jew negroes && agajhst it
They are very secretrinrtbWfc"bveiaenti
and are worked through thfc6-chutcJies.
The ministers and elders Inft HrsMeuted,
and then each congregation is districted into
small squads, over which an officer with a
big title and a shining badge is placed.
Prizes of banners are given for the best
record, and by the day of election tbe
negroes are thoroughly organized and made
to understand that they must vote the
Mahone ticket Many of them still believe
that the trirraph of the Demooratie party
will result in the re-enslavement of the
AK INFUEIATED B.ULL
Causes a Paolo In a Bnsy LouIstIIIo Thor
oughfare A Funeral Procession De
moralized Women Fright
ened Half to Death and
Severn! Badly Hurt.
!ErECIAZi TZXXSBAH TO TKX DISPATCILl
Louisville, Kr., August 9. A great
sensation was created by a mad bull on East
Green street this morning. Green street,
between Hancock and Jackson, was filled
with carriages waiting the close of funeral
services at St Boniface's Church. Just as
tho hearse was ready to receive its freight
the horses were almost stampeded by the
sight of an infuriated bull galloping head
long down the street
The maddened animal dashed to and fro
among ths carriages composing the proces
sion of death, but did no harm except to
cause several women to faint from fright,
until just above Jackson street it dashed
two small girls 'to the sidewalk.badly bruis
ing them about the head and body. The
bull then rushed on, and all efforts by the
citizens and policemen to stop him
were unavailing. At Jackson street
two old. ladies were returning
from market with baskets on their arms,
when, without warning, the beast rushed
upon them. Mrs. Wilbertswas thrown
against a brick wall andjher shoulder badly
.bruised and crushed and her ribs injured.
After dealing thus summarily with Mrs.
wilberts, the beast turned his attention to
'Hrs.Bebben, and tossed her on the street He
was proceeding to gore Ser in a terrible
way, when fortunately F. M. Eaton, of the
Merchants' police, arrived, drew his re
volver, and fired , five shots in quick suc
After the second shot the animal fell over,
stone dead, upon Mrs. Rebben's uncon
scious body. Many ready hands lifted her
from her dangerous position, and everyone
was ffurprised.to find her alive, and as far
as could be ascertained, no bones broken.
Her shoulder and one of her legs were badly
crushed and it was long before she recov
ered from her fright " .
". WANTED TO STAI IB JAIL.
ASalvntioa Army Crank Who Refused to
' Sign a Ball Bond.
ISrXCLU. TXSJtOBUt TO TOM DISfATCB.!
Pouohkekpsie, N. Y., August 9
Charles N. Burnett, put up a gospel tent on
Market street, some time ago, and every
night since has been conducting a faith cure
service there Most, of the leaders of the
meetings have been members of the Salva
tion Army. The meetings have been kept
going until 12 o'clock at night Neighbors
being greatly annoyed by the shouting and
yelling, requested Mr. Burnett to reduce tiih
hours of service to 10 P. M. He declined to
Ldo so, and they have been indicted for main
taining a nuisance. He was arrested to
day, and taken before Judge Barnard, who
fixed his bail at $500. He positively de
clined to give bail, and told the Judge he
hsd committed no crime, that he is in the
hands of the Lord. The Judge told him he
was foolish, and urged him to give bail,
tbat his case would be fairly tried in Octo
ber. Burnett told him he would stay in
jail till October, and wonld have the Lord
with him all the time.
Late this afternoon Edward Crummey, a
well-known lawyer, appeared as bondsman
for Burnett He was accompanied by two
ladies. His bond was accepted, but Burnett
would not sign it The Court, however, re
A GLASSWARE TBDBT IMPOSSIBLE.
Manufactories of Tableware Can be Too
Cheaply and Quickly Erected.
TSFSCIAI. TH.IQBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, August 9. A report has
been received in this city 'rom' Pittsburg,
announcing that a combination of the table
glassware manufacturers of Ohio, Pennsyl
vania and Western Virginia is to be formed
in t. trust for the purpose of controlling the
trade. J. M. Young, a leading dealer on
Murray street, said: "A trust to control
prices cannot exist long. Independent of
the fact that all agreements will be vio
lated, under the principle of 'whipping
the devil around the stump,' a charac
teristio of far too many business men
here, the probability of competition is
too great for anv manufacturer to live up to
the prices which might be fixed by the
tresis. A glasshouse can be erected in ten
days, with only $2,000 worth of capital, and
in less than a month there will be a large
number of small glassware manufactories
started to oppose the trust
"To crush these small men the trust will
haye to meet their prices, which will, of
course, be lower than those of tho combina
tion, and then the whole thing will go to
pieces. Such a trust can't exist But the
glassware men may unite to protect them
selves against iraud and bad credits, and
that union may exist"
AX0THEE TEST OP THE ELIXIR.
Two Indlnnapolla Physicians Have Made
Some Very Successful Experiments.
Kansas City. August 9. Doctors L. A.
Berger and O. W. Adams have for three
weeks past been conducting a series of ex
periments with the Brown-Sequard elixir
of life at the Home for the Aged. Experi
ments were made upon two inmates of the
Home, aged 71 years. The elixir was
hypodermically injected twice a week, the
patients being ignorant of the nature of the
The effect has been quite satisfactory and
the vitality of the men seems to have im
proved considerably. Dr. Berger thinks a
mixture of opium, cocoaine and brandy will
have the same effect as the elixir. He will
try it on two others of the inmates and
GONE WITH THE DOODLE.
A Minnesota Village DIonming for Both
Treasurer and Cash.
Mankota, Minn., August 9. Henry
Kusel left Numesta Lake, July 27, and it
has transpired since that he took $1,900 of
the village's money with him. He was
treasurer of the village and had just re
ceived $1,500 from saloon licenses. His
wife's sister left a few days before he did,
and it is thought they met somewhere and
have gone to the old country.
Kusel sold his interest in his store to his
partner before leaving, but the village
authorities haver got out papers for the
seizure of the stock, and they hope to get
their money back, as there are circum
stances pointing to Zemple, the partner,
4 FKOMIEHftOMAMF,. fe
entUltit "GueiU at f?imr Nineteen." tntll hi
ptiiiliihti in to-morrow's Dikaxce.
YELDELL IN COUKT.
The Pittshnrg Colored Treacher
Arraigned in Edgefield, S. C.
TWO OP HIS WITNESSES MISSING,
Sat the Accused and His Lawyers Agree
to Proceed With the TriaL
A DAI SPENT IN SECUEING A JDET.
Kitten of tbe Twelrs Selected, bat One of Tboss
Chosen Sans Away,
The trial of John Yeldell, alias Rev. E.
F. Flemon, who was taken from Pittsburg
on a requisition, charged with murder in
Edgefield, S. C, was begun yesterday. The
work of securing a jury was almost com
pleted, but the jurymen were not all se
cured, one of them eluding the officer sent
to summon him.
israelii. W.Z6IUX TonrssisrATCB.1
Columbia, S. C, August 9. In the
Edgefield Court, to-day, before the case of
John Yeldell, alias Parson Flemon, was
called for trial, ex-Governor Sheppard, of
counsel for .the prosecution1, presented to
the Court certificates from the Supreme
Court of Georgia and Pennsylvania, show
ing that Colonel J. W. Echols, of Pitts
burg, was a member of the bars of these re
spective States, and he was introduced to
the Court by Mr. Sheppard, on whose mo
tion an order was signed by Judge Pressley,
allowing him to appear at the bar of this
Thacaso of the State versus John Yeldell,
indicted for murder, was then called. About
this time the Blackwells came into court
with Josh and Lige Briggt, the principal
witnesses for the State. Solicitor Nelson
then stated that the prosecution was ready,
but at the same time he desired to say to
counsel on the other side, and especially to
Colonel Echols, who was sent from Pitts
burg in the interest of Yeldell, that if the
defense were not ready to go to trial, that
the State would take pleasure in agreeing to
TWO WITNESSES ABSENT.
Defendant's witnesses were thee called,
and it was ascertained that two were ab
sent, Messrs. Benet and Tompkins. Yel
dell's counsel then retired with Yeldell into
a private room, and after a brief consultation
returned to court and announced ' that they
were ready provided the State would agree
to admit in evidence the testimony of one
of their absent witnesses, Mitty Briggs, con
tained in the printed brief of the former
trial. This the State consented to do, and
the case was ordered to trial.
There being a deficiency in the panel of
jurors, the names of seven additional jurors
were drawn, and a recess was taken to en
able the Sheriff to summon the extra venire.
Yeldell and his counsel have been hoping
that the Blaakwells would not be able to
find Josh and Lige Briggs, and since they
have arrived, counsel as well as Yeldell
have appeared very uneasy. Josh and Lige
took seats near the dock in which Yeldell
was sitting,-imt there was no recognition on
either side. This morning was the first
time that the briggs and Yeldell have seen
one another since the morning of the 30th
of October, 1884, when the three separated
after the shooting of James Blackwell.
BECUBIKO A JUET.
On the reassembling ot court, the im
paneling of the jury was entered upon. As
the murder for which Yeldell stands indict
ed was committed before the enactment of
the law cutting down the number of chal
lenges in capital cases to ten, the Court
ruled that the prisoner was entitled to 20.
In one hour's time the panel had been ex
hausted. The defense at this stage dad ac
cepted 11 jurors, and objected to 20, and the
State had exercised two objections, both of
which were colored men. The defense took
two exceptions to the drawing of the jury.
The first was-in reference to a juror who had
sat on the case when Josh and Lige Briggs
were tried under the same indictment The
defense claimed he should stand aside for
cause. The Court ruled that the juror was
not disqualified. The other exception was
noted when Mr. O. F. Cheatham was pre
sented. He admitted that he had stated
publicly, and to the solicitor, that he did
not think Yeldell would be convicted. The
Court ruled him incompetent to sit on the
THE DEFENSE EXCEPTED,
because the juror had not said that he
thought the prisoner ought not to be con
victed, but had only expressed the opinion
that he wonld not be.
Two jurors were stood aside because they
were related to the parties to the case. The
State asked the Court to question Juror A.
H. Smith as to whether he was opposed to
capital punishment Judge Pressley re
fused to do so, saying that he would not
permit any citizen to say he was opposed to
the law of the country.
The Jury Commissioner was called into
court for the second time and drew five ad
ditional names. The State and the defense
agreed to take the names of Messrs. Allen
and Hamilton, who were within calling dis
tance of the court, put them in the box, and
accept whichever one was drawn out The
name of J. K. Allen was drawn.
ONE MOBS rUBOB NEEDED.
A delay of three hours and a half was oc
casioned "by unsuccessful efforts to find
Allen. The defense refused to accept the
name of Mr. Hamilton in lieu of Mr. Allen,
and 5:30 court Was adjourned until 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning, when the new venire of
five jurors will be on hand, and the twelfth
juror drawn from them.
It is doubtful if Mr. Allen, who was
drawn and accepted as tho twelfth juror,
will be reached by the Sheriff's constable
this week. The intelligence evidently had
reached him that he bad been drawn and
accepted, for when the constable approached
him he ran to the woods, and when last seen
he was fast reaching the limits of the county.
He was sitting in a house half a mile from
the Court House eating watermelon with
some ladies, when he caught sight of the
constable, and the melon was precipi
tated several yards in his haste to get away.
A SCHEME THAT DIDN'T WORK.
Friend of Yeldell Foiled In an Attempt to
Lynch the Briggs Boys.
ISrXCUL TZXXOBJJt TO TBX DISFATCH.I
Columbia, 8. C, August 9. Jpsh and
Lige Briggs are attracting more attention
among the negroes than John Yeldell is.
There were at least 1,000 negro men around
the court house when court opened,andonly
about 500 could gain admission to the build
ing. This afternoon, when court 'reassem
bled, the number of blacks had been in
creased 200 or 300.
The netrroes are dtnouncing Josh and
Lige JJriggs for appearing to testily
against xeiaeii. xtnas neen Deueveu an
along that this feeling against the Briggs
might assume a serious nature, and rumors
this evening, which have been substan
tiated, have developed a plan among the
necrroes to get the two men out of the way,
peaceably if possible, or by lynching if
Sellable information was conveyed to the
proper parties this evening, that an attempt
would be made by the negroes to inveigh
Josh aud Lige off to a certain negroe's
house, three miles from town, and then and
there anaainate them. The purpose will
now be defeated, for the friend of the men
have taken them in charge and several bold,
fearless and brave men will sit up with
them to-night, so that no harm may befall
The colored people in this vieenity have
been quietly making up a purse for Yeldell,
and it is understood tbat a meeting was
held last night for the purpose of raising
money for him. The pnblio park In front
of the court house is densely' packed with
negroes, and a large crowd of whites are on
the street. ' '
MUCH TALKED ABOUT. '
Great Gossip In Washington Oceusln4 y
the Proposed Snltof tbe White HMO
Cook 'far Wages Her Claims
Are to Be Pressed.
tSrlCLU. TXLXQZAX TO TUX DISrXTCII.1
Washington, August 9. The news
sent out last evening that Madame Pelouard,
the late cook of the British legation, em
ployed by Mrs. Harrison after the change
of administration, was about to bring suit
to recover salary for the summer season, for
which she was employed but who was dis
missed when Mrs. Harrison went to Deer
Park, created fi great sensation here to-day.
Friends of the White House, without in
quiring into the matter, deny that there is
any truth in the story except that Madame
Pelouard had been employed and bad been
dismissed when the White House was
closed for the country visit ol the occupant,
as has been the case under all former ad
ministrations. Notwithstanding this denial, the story is
absolutely true. Marcel Pelouard, Madame's
husband, came on from Paris to see to her
rights. Marquis De Chambrun, the legal
representative of the French Government,
has addressed a letter to the President ask
ing an explanation, and the matter may
come into the courts, as Madame Pelouard
can prove a verbal contract for the summer.
As to the claim that cooks have usually
been dismissed from the White House at
the beginning of the summer outing, that is
not the case. Cleveland retained his cook
and paid his wages for the entire time, and
took him back for the winter. So did Arthur
and other Presidents.
In fact, it can easilv be shown that the
Presidents are few who have tried to econo
mize by dismissing a cook merely to save
his or her salary during two or three months
of summer absence. But, in the case of
Madame Pelouard, it seems to have been a
clear understanding that she should remain
for the summer, and hence the prospective
suit, which occasions great gossip here.
An Attempt to Overthrew Hla Government
-Half-Breed Lead a Revolt Tbe
Palace Captured bnt Batokan
by the King' Traop.
Ban Fbanckco, August9. The steamer
Australia from Honolulu brings news that
on July 30 two half-white Hawaiians named
Bobert W. Wilcox and Bobert Boyd, with
the aid of 150 natives, made an armed at
tempt to overthrow the Government The
palace groundsand Government houses were
taken possession of by the riotew.
The Honolulu Bifles were called out and
a skirmish ensued, in which seven Hawaii
ans were killed and 12 wounded. The
rioters were at last compelled to surrender.
IVES DEFEATS SCHAEPER.
The Latter In Bad Shape Becanse ol HI
Wife's tferleaa Maes.
rsMCUi TXLXOKAXTOTKB DISPATCH.
New Yobk, August 9. About 300 lov
ers of the game of billiards went through
the rain to Zeltner's brewery hall, One
Hundred and Seventieth street and Third
avenue last evening to witness an exhibition
game of billiards between Sch'aefer and
young Ives. ThegamewasaH-inchbalkline
for 400 points. The regulation table and
ball were used. Ives won in a little over
two hours to Schaeier's 287. Early in the
evening Schaefer had received a dispatch
from Pittsburg saying that his wife, who has
been sick a long time, was dying. He was
unable to catch the train and did his best
to keep his engagement to play.
The object of the game waa to boom
Zeltner's Hall. Zeltner is an old billiard
ist Schaefer played very poorly. His
highest run was 35. Only a few intimate
friends knew of his wife's sickness, and
everybody wondered at his poor playing.
After the game jie gave an exhibition of
fancy playing, free played in remarkable
form. The balls used in the game were
slightly defective, but Ives managed to
twirl them about amazingly. His highest
run was 57. Ives, who was down on the
programme as the "boy wonder," is 22
years old. He is the youngest professional
TO SHOOT EACH OTHER.
A Manager of a Kallroad Has a Lively
Scuffle With HI Wife.
Indianapolis, August 9. As George
C. Bradbury, General Manager of the Lake
Erie and Western Bailroad, entered his
office this morning he was confronted by his
wife, who is now living in Chicago, and
with whom he has not been living tor some
time. A scuffle immediately ensued, which
was stopped by the appearance of a police
officer, who discovered Mr. Bradbury with
a revolver in his hand. The officer refured
to arrest either party, although Mrs. Brad
bury demanded the arrest of her husband.
Mrs. Bradbury went at once to the police
station and swore out a warrant, charging
Mr. Bradbury with threatening her life with
Mr. Bradbury's Etory is that when he
reached his office he found hiswife standing
behind the door with a pistol in her hand,
threatening to shoot him. He wrested the
weapon from her and her screams brought
the officer. Mrs. Bradbury's story is that
Mr. Bradbury attempted to shoot her. At
the trial this afternoon sensational charges
against each other of infidelity were made
by both interested parties. The case against
Mr. Bradbury was dismissed. Mrs. Brad
bury arrived from Chicago last night and is
stopping at one of the leading hotels.
He Think the World's Fair of 1892 Shonld
, be Held at Washington.
Chicago, August 9. M. H. De Young,
of the San Francisco Chronitle, and the
California Commissioner to the French Ex
position, was in Chicago to-night returning
home after a five months' stay in
Europe. Mr. De Young was in Wash
ington Monday, when he had a conver
sation with President Harrison. The mat
ter ot the World's Fair in 1892 was a topic
discussed. General Harrison took a great
deal of interest in tbe discussion as did At
torney General Miller, who was present
"Where does the President want the Ex
position?" Mr. De Young was asked this
"That is hard to say. He talked a great
deal of it and I concluded from his expres
sions that he favored Washington. At
least I was so convinced that Washington
was where he wanted the exposition that I
entered into an argument to show him why
it ought not to be held there."
Mr. De Young thinks the fair should be
held in a city of railroads and hotels.
SI MED 1 " to-morrotv's Dispatch, will
aJaSiM At ttetcribe the manner ana cut'
tomi prevailing at long ironeA,
WANTS, TO LETS, FOR SALES, ETC., FOR
Should be banded in at tbe tnain advertising
office of The Dispatch, Filth avenue, up to
BILL NTE NOWHERE.
llfl UAlflhmfPri HnmYMV
Formidable Rival in
HE'QOiTS BUSINESS AS P0
In Order to Give One of the P
Kith and Eli & Chance.
THJyjJjWFICE HAS AGREED WITH HUT,
Bnt Ee Belleres In Sometimes Froctidnj What Be
The Democrats of Mt Carmel, 111, are
enjoying a hearty laugh. The postmaster
of that place, in resigning to resume edito
rial duties exclusively, has written a wit tv
letter to the President, which the natives of
"Egypt" think ont-Nyei Bin Nye.
rsrXCUI. TXXEOSUC TO TBS SISFATCH.1
Mt. Cabhel, III., August 0. There
is a large and expansive grin on the face of
tbat portion of the Democratic party who
hold possession of "Egypt" This indica
tion of pleasure is caused by a letter written
by Editor Havill, of the Mt Carmel Beg-
Uter, to President Harrison, explaining
why a Democratia editor could not hold
office under the Harrison administration.
The publication of the letter has set the Re
publicans wild, and they are making all
sorts of threats against the former post
master. Here is the editor's reason why:
11t. Cakmel, III., July 17, 1SS3,
To Hon. B. Harrison, President:
Sin By tbe grace of God and Grover Cleve
land I am postmaster at MtCarmeL My ofa
cial term will expire January "30. 1830. In ad
dition to editing the malls of this city. I am
also editor of ths Mt Carmel Register, a livo
local Democratic newspaper, established in,
1839, and published at f I 25 a year, cash in ad
vance, a discount of SO per cent to ministers
A MUTUAL AGBEEMENT.
WMle the office has agreed with me I nave in
the main agreed with the office, and while I
might reasonably entertain the hope of holding
on for eight months longer, yet I feel It my duty
to tender you my resignation.
Being a Democrat I have preached that "to
the victors belong the spoils." I feel disposed
to practice that which I preach. Your Imme
diate predecessor hoped to build up his party
by keeping tbe opposition In office. You are
probably aware, it you are at all familiar with
the vocabulary, of the true and trite saying that
his name is now "Dennis."
I am moved, further, to tender you my reslg
nation, because of the anxiety of a barnyard
full of patriots to succeed me. I believe tbat a
tariff is a tax. They do not Therefore, they
are of your own kith and kindred, and he who
provides not for his own household Is worse)
than an Infidel. I am told that you are not
built that way.
FEELS FOB HIS ENEMIES.
Bnt to resume the thread of my discourse.
The boys who are anxious to be my successor
are very hungry; they have been feeding on
shucks and icicles for four .long, weary years.
The official calf is fat, and they yearn to tasta
its tender joints. They fought (among them
selves), bled (at tho nose), and are willing to
die for the G. O. P.
When I asserted that you were the China
man's candidate, and ate rat-tail soup with.
chopsticKS, they swore by Dudley and Foster
that it was a campaign canard, and threatened
to detail blocks of five to fry the fat ont of me.
Fortunately for me, thstt threats were never
earned into execution. They carried torches,
drank with 'coons, sang "Grandpa's Hat Will
Just Fit Benny," and did
DIVEES MANX FOOLISH THINGS,
none of which they would have been guilty of
doing had they not scented an aroma ot post
offices on tbe crisp morning air, and the pseona
of praiso which they Sounded when it became:
known that you "had got there Eli" will never
be Sahara in my memory.
For these and other reasons unnecessary to
mention, I tender you my resignation, with the
hope that my successor will be animated by a
similar spirit in 1893. If he isyour Democratic;
successor will be spared the painful necessity
of "tnrning the rascals out"
I am, respectfully yours,
F. W. HATHA. P. M.
N. B. I would rather be right than be posbj
CAUGHT AND SPAMED.
The Adventare of Three Banavray Boysj,
WItb 8700 That DIda't Belong to
Them They Travel and Havo
.Quito a Time Their
rSTXCTAIi TXLXORJJC TO THB DISPATCKI
New Yobk, August 9. Wm.Vaughanan,
aged 11, James Grimes, 12, and Nicholas
Levick, whose parents live at 166, 203 and
199 Forty-third street, Brooklyn, attend the
same puhlio school in Gowanca,
Wednesday afternoon they started for
Philadelphia with $700 in their possession
The boodle belonged to Mr. James Grimes,
a prosperous plumber of Broad street, and
had been abstracted from the safe la his
house in Brooklyn on Wednesday morning:
by his enterprising boy, who found the safe
open. There waa a $500 note and two $100
Young Grimes sought ont the Vaughanan.
and Lavick boys, and it was hastily deter
mined to go to Philadelphia. They crossed
to this city, where the boys succeeded in hav
ing one of the $100 notes changed in a
saloon in Broad and Pearl streets. On
reaching Philadelphia, the boys enjoyed
themselves around town until darkness
came on, when they took shelter in a
vacant shed and slept there for the night,
They were afraid, they say, to go to a
Thursday morning they left Philadelphia
for Hackettstown. The atmosphere ot the
little New Jersey town seems to have had a
bracing effect, for they boldly stepped into
the American House, registered their right
names, and paid for two weeks' board and
lodging in advance. Next they went to a store
and provided themselves with a new suit
of clothes each. In the evening police at
tention was directed to the youthful adven
turers, and they were invited to tbe station.
They were questioned separately, and, as
their stories were confused, they were locked
up as vagrants.
Soon Grimes made a full confession. He
also told how he had become frighted at the
hotel, and had torn up the $500 and $100
notes and thro wnthepieces do wna was tepipe.
The police hired a plumber, and with his aid
nearly all the pieces of the torn notes
were recovered. The next step was to
telegraph to the boys' parents in Brook
lyn. Mrs. Grimes hastened to Hacketts
town, and early this morning returned with
the runaways, who were all soundly dis
ciplined before being sent to bed.
Wreck sf a British Ship.
BrLOXi, Miss., August 9. Information
was received here this evening that the
British ship Prince Lucien, which sailed
from Ship Island on the 7th, fonjSreenock;
with timber, went ashore on'Vhandeleur
Island on the night of the 7th, a strong' east .
wind prevailing at the time.
Arrested on a Charge of Embezzlement.
Philadelphia, August 9. Dr. Will
iam H. Bradley, manager of the Weekly
Frets, of this city, has been placed under
arrest on a charge of embezzlement pre
ferred by the Press Company, He ia.ualef
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