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Mrs. May brick's Execution for a
Crime Not Fully Brought
Home to Her
LIKELY TO CHANGE A LAW.
Her Chances for a Eeprieye None of
THE TEODBLB IS CRETE EXAGGERATED.
Bovlanscr'a Chief Crime as Viewed by the
French Government London Trnmcnr
Slen Score a Sweeping Victory Through
Thorough Orcsnlsatlon The.Frlnee of
Wales Shoulders a. Bnrdenaome LoaS
American Working-men Recelred Royally
la Londoo The French Working Hard to
Make the Coming; International Cereal
Congress a Success Rnssell Harrison a
Creators of Grandeur His Purchase to
Startle Americans When He Returns.
If Mrs. Maybrick is hanged, the pre
cedent established in her cue may lead to a
change of law, allowing prisoners to testify
in their own behalf. The trouble in Crete
is not as bad as it has been represented.
Boulanger's chief crime is described as a
slavish regard for trnth, where it farthered
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.:
London, AugnstlO. Copyright The
sensation of the week in England is the ver
dict in the Maybrick case, and the general
opinion seems to be that thongh the unfor
tunate woman was tried for murder, she is
to be hanged for anotBer crime, to which
she confessed. The truth is, Mrs. Maybrick
has been a very bad woman. The letters
that were cot read at the trial show her to
have carried on a number of intrigues with
different men, and that she was depraved
'and conscienceless; nevertheless, she has
popular sympathy, and it is even possible
that her case may result in a change in the
j English code of criminaljprocedure, so as to
J allow the accused persons to go on the wit
ness stand in their own defense.
Begging: for a Reprieve.
f To-day petitions for her reprieve have
Leen circulated widely and numerously
signed throughout London and the prov
inces, and there is little doubt that hundreds
of thousands of names will be obtained.
The petition will be presented nominally to
the Queen, though the decision lies with
Home Secretary .Matthew- who-accordine,
to official etiquette, must consult with the
justice who sentenced the prisoner.
As both. Justice Stephen and Secretary
Matthews are firm and severe men, it is not
altogether improbable that a reprieve will
be refused. Matthews will be supported by
the Lipski case, in which he resisted popu
lar clamor to the last, and was rewarded for
his temerity by a full written contession
from the murderer.
A Peculiar Medical Treatment
That there was sufficient doubt as to the
cause of Maybrick's leath to warrant a ver
dict of acquittal must be admitted when the
medical treatment of the unfortunate man is
considered. The evidence shows that dur
ing his 13 days' illness he was given 22 dif
' The" Chemist andDruggist, which devotes
an elaborate article to the scientific aspect
of the case, says: "The entire course of
treatment is the saddest commentary on
modern medicaKscience which we have had
for many years. The old school and new,
allopathy and homeopathy, vegetables and
minerals, calmatives, and explosives, acids
and purgatives were tried. The whole thing
has been a jumble of irrational empiricism,
utterly destitute of scientific order or de
sign, and bringing home to us far too'forci
bly the fact that the medical treatment of
to day is as great a toss up as it was in the
days of polypharmacy."
Need of a Change of Lavr.
The Law Times also discusses the matter
at length, and decides that from the law
yer's point of view the Maybrick trial is a
case of limited importance, "but from a med
ical standpoint it is of enormous moment,
because it proves that scientific evidence is
practically useless in difficult cases, and
that it is an alarming fact that upon almost
any issue involving medical opinion, con
trary and diametrically conflicting views
may be laid before a jury to almost any ex
tent. Nevertheless, the Law Times advo
cates a change of law to allow prisoners to
testify in their own behalf, though it is of
the opinion that the verdict of the jury is
One discussion of the case in Parliament
enabled Arthur O'Connor to make a cood
point for the home rule movement "When
Home Secretary Matthews stated that the
prisoner was cheered, the jury who found
her guilty hissed, and Her Majesty's Jndge
mobbed and hooted, Mr. O'Connor arose to
remark that such scenes often occur ira Ire
land, and when they do '
The Mob Is Mode to S offer.
Had the honorable gentleman heard, Mr.
O'Connor asked, whether on this occasion
the police on duty had either batoned, or
bayoneted, or shot any of the crowd? Mr.
Matthews made no reply, but sat down
The Junior Travelers, one of the aristo
cratic clubs of London, is anxious to and
out who the "John" is who wrote to Mrs.
Maybrick from that institution,- and whose
letter was read in court ,lu this letter,
which was simply signed "John," and was
written on club paper, Mrs. Maybrick was
warned that she had put her foot in it by
telling conflicting stories concerning her
whereabouts on certain nights to an aunt of
the writer.' As there are more than 100
Johns in the club, the guilty one stands
little chance of detection, while all of them
are said to be more or less uneasy.
Aracnlr and Its Uses.
Should there be any women anxious to
experiment with arsenic, either on their
husbands or on their own complexions, they
will have henceforth comparatively little J
difficulty in obtaining the poison and learn
ing how to use it The newspapers have
been full of learned disquisitions upon
arsenical poisoning, and people who believe
in Mrs. Maybrick's guilt have been writing
letters suggesting various cunning ways in
which arsenic could be administered with
certainty and with a minimum amount of
risk of discovery..
It has been discovered that' there are cer
tain districts in. Cornwall where crude
arsenic- may be found on the hillsides in
considerable quantities, and the localities
are indicated by name. Patent medicines
containing arsenic have obtained an unde
sired advertisement, and manufacturers of
cosmetics have let the public into some of
the secrets of their trade. Druggists have
told of the mysteries of pickmeups.
Swallowed Dally by Many People.
On the stock exchange, it seems, the
jaded brokers prefer pyretic saline, dashed
with lime juice syrup, or quinine and nux
vomica, or a fearsome compound of sal vo
latile, chloric ether, and essence of ginger.
Most of the pnarmscists who have been in
terviewed on the subject declare the use of
arsenic as a pickmeup is very rare, but one
tradesman, who,it is interesting to learn,
is largely engaged in dispensing American
prescriptions, states that among his custo
mers is a surgeon who swallows daily a
tonic mixture composed of gentian and
liquor arsenicalis. , .
The opinions of medical men who have
practiced In India have been eagerly sought,
and in view of their large experience it is
A Matter for Wonder
That none of them were called at the May
brick trial. Of the deaths by poisoning in
India 52 per cent are due to arsenic In the
Bombay Presidency alone, 652 cases of pofs-'
oning by arsenic have occurred during the
last ten years. In 806 cases the victims
died, and in six the irritant symptoms were
slight Accidental deathfe are frequent in
In Bombay a number of school children
were poisoned by eating some arsenicous
oxide which they found lying on the ground.
A woman who died at Jamsetjet Jejeebhoy
Hospital had eaten arsenic in mistake for
pipeclay, which Hindoo women are rather
fond of devouring. Another case is men
tioned of a woman who was accidentally
poisoned by the external application of a
solution of arsenic, but she did not die of it
until two years afterward.
RECEIVED TERI CORDIALLY.
American Working-men's Expedition
Treated Well Abroad.
f BY CABLB TO THE PIsrATCH. !
London, August 10. The 50 working
men who have been sent by James E.
Scripps, of Detroit, to visit the Paris Ex
position and mercantile centers of England,
Germany and France, for the purpose of
observation and study, arrived in London
on Wednesday. They dined at the Tavi
stock Hotel in the evening, and Minister
Lincoln and several members of Parlia
ment dined with them. The expedition re
ported that it had been received with the
utmost cordiality on British soil, and Min
ister Lincoln made a speech, in which he
dwelt upon the fraternal relations existing
between 'English and American working
men, who formed the real basis of both
Mr. Biggar, M. P., pointed out to the
American workingmen that the English
Government was virtually the same as that
dw United PtatCTT-ulrog tlip ''tuyaiTainUy
Jiad no more to do with the Government
here than there, and he wound up with an
allusion to Abraham Lincoln, in the midst
of which he burst into tears and Fat down.
It is due to Mr. Biggar to say that his
emotion was not vinous, because the only
bottle of champagne at the table was
placed before the Minister of the United
States, in graceful recognition of his official
standing, and was consumed by him and
his right and left neighbors.
A SPECTACLE OF, GRANDEUR.
Russell Harrison ns He Appears on His
Trips to London.
CBY CABLE TO .THE DISPATCH. 1
London, August 10. Russell Harrison,
as he occasionally appears in London from
the country houses of the nobility to get
clean collars and things, is a spectacle of
cheerful grandeur at once beautiful and ele
vating to behold. The son of the adminis
tration is still human, however, and he ven
tured to visit the Empire "Variety Theatre
incog, one night, to see the performance
which pleased his friends, the Prince of
Wales and the Shah, but it is
the fate of greatness to court self
communion in vain, and Harrison was
horrified to be seized, upon his entrance
by a vulgar American, who introduced
him by his full name and title to an admir
ing group of his countrymen, one of whom
had the impudence to salute him the next
day at Aldershot while he was talking to the
uuce 01 uamDriage.
Harrison has purchased eight suits of
clothes, 14 pairs of trousers, four top coats,
and boots enough tofit cut a centipede, and
the name of his white waistcoats is legion.
The Customs department is informed that
he contemplates smuggling an Inverness
cape and evening suit into the United States
for his father. .
ANXIOUS FOR A SUCCESS.
The French Government Preparing a
craning of Great Interest,
rnr cable to tob pisfatch.i
London, August 10. The French Gov
ernment is very anxious to make a big suc
cess .of the International Congress upon
corn, flour and meal, which meets in Paris
on the 20th inst In connection with the 1
congress there will be an exhibition of ce
reals, machines and tools for use in flour
mills and bakeries and in agriculture. iThe
committee of the French millers promise to
do their best to make the American and
other visitors comfortable, and already a
most appetizing programme of dejeuners,
banquets and excursions has been drawn up.
t The French Government has just issued a
special circular on the subject, a copy of
which has been sent to The Dispatch by
the French Ambassador in London. ,
ALMOST A HOPELESS TASK.
The Frlnco of Wales' Endeavors to Aid n
JBr CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.:
London, August 10. The House of
Lords has dutifully passed the royal grants
bill, and the Prince of Wales, by a piece of
sharp practice characteristic of the whole
business, will receive his first quarter's
increased allowance next month.
The Prince of Wales has been lending
countenance to Sir George Chctwynd, and
lately the rumor la that his royal high
ness means to get Sir George re-elected to
the Jockey Club, but as two black balls are
sufficent to bar him, his chances of election
appear somewhat remote.
OUR LOSS KOT LONDON'S GAIN.
Mrs. Langtry to Kemala In England the
rBT CABLE TO THE DlSFATCn.1
London, August 10. The American
public is to be congratulated upon the cir.
cumstanco that lit. Langtry i looking tor
a theater in London, and will play here
Charles. Wvndham made his farewell ap
pearance before his American tour, on Wed
nesday evening, in a revival of "Wild
Oats." He will play "The Headless Man,"
"Wild Oats" and "Betsy" in America.
MUCH MORE SMOKE THAN P1EE.
Tronble Over Crete Not nearly So
Serious ns Represented.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, August 19. Little Greece Is
making desperate efforts to cause an inter
national row over Crete. Telegrams, mostly
emanating from Athens, hare been-pub-lished
in the newspapers of Europe giving
bloodcurdling accounts of Turkish attroci
tles in that fair islanJ, but these stories al
ways turn up opportunely whenever Bnssia
desires to trouble the Eastern waters. They
are, as usual, grossly exaggerated. There
has certainly been some throat-cutting,-but
it has not been confined to one side. The
Cretan, for the Christian, can handle a knife
as dextrously and determinedly as his Mus
The strife has been deliberately stirred
up by agitation from outside, and Europe is
now waiting, with ill-concealed trepida
tion, to know what use Bussia intends to
make of it Greece professes to be anxious
to fight Tuikey, but Greek valor is largely
tempered by discretion. All the Powers
except Bussia and France have admitted
Turkey's, right to suppress insurrection
and restore order in Crete, and the Sultan
has sent his troops to do the work. The
next mov rests with Bussia.
IN UNION LIES STRENGTH.
London Tram Car Men Triumphant
Along the tine.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, August 10. The agitation of
London tram carmen, to which reference has
been made in this correspondence from time
to time, has triumphed all along the line. In
most cases wages have been increased and
the hours of labor diminished'. The right
of the men to combine has been everywhere
recognized, and the biggest company in this
country has decided to set apart $10,000
from its yearly profits toward theormation.
of a provident fund for its employes.
A few years ago tram men were veritable
slaves, and their improved condition U
solely due to persistent soberly 'conducted
agitation, backed by- "the -forced of public
BOULANGER'S CHIEF CBUIE,.
He Never Allowed a Regnrd.for Train to)
Thwart His Designs.
tBT CABLE TO TUB DISFATCir.f
London, Angnst 10. The trial of Gen-v
eral Boulanger, Henri Bochefort and Comte
Dillon has commenced, bnt the newspapers
long ago published the indictment and Pro
cureur General Beaurepaire, unable to tell
the world anvthing new, has sought conso
lation in ferociously strong language against
the three defendants.
The chief piint proved against the Gen
eral so far has been that he .never allowed a
slavish regard for tbe truth to interfere with
his designs, but it is generally admitted that
he has good answers to some, at any rate, of
the more serious charges.
QUITE HAPPY AND Y1RTU0UG.
Flnnger Benzon's Experiences Abont to be
Given to thp World.
JUT CABLE TO TOE PIsr-ATCB.l
London, August 10. Jubilee Plunger
Benson says he has nearly finished writing
the bookjn which he. tells how he spent
"SlJKiO.'bOO orThorse racing aniTbetting"in
two years. He feels very nappy and un
usually virtuous; happy because be is as
sured of an immediate profit of some $30,000
from the book, and virtuous because he has
refused the bribes offered by certain aristo
cratic blacklegs to keep their names out of
Benson will first bring out a half-guinea
edition and then issne the bock in popular
form and price.
A MABSHAL MTJBQERED.
West Virginia Again the Scene of a Bloody
Crime A United Slates Official Am-
bashed nnd Killed Tbe Canse
and Perpetrators of the
rSTZCIAL TXLEOBAK TO THE PISPATC1M
Charleston, August 10. One of the
most brutal murders in the history of the
State occurred near Oceana, the county seat
of Wyoming county, yesterday morning at
daylight. The victim was Deputy United
States Marshal James O. Hager, who was
ambushed and wounded three times, the
ball striking him entering his back, and
penetrating through the lungs to the stom
ach, inflicting awountl which caused death,
in 24 hours.
Marshal Hager had recently been ap
pointed by United States Marshal White,
and had gone to his home from this city to
arrange some business matters. About 5
o'clock in the morning he left the house and
proceeded to the stable to attend to the
horses. As he set out to return he was'
fired upon from a clump of bushes bv five
men, each firing two shots. One shot struck-
Hager in the thigh and the other in the
lower part of the body. He ran toward the
house, and just as he reached it he received
the third and fatal ball. He had strength
vtnough to enter the house and get his gun.
out was powerless to use the weapon, and
was unconscious when found. There is no
clew to the murderers.
A PECULIAR SURRENDER.
Two Men Accused of Murder Walk Into a
Chicago, August 10. Two young men
quietly walked into tbe Deering street sta
tion this afternoon. One of them remarked:
"I understand you fellows want us. My
name is McGrath and this bloke is Mar
tell." The sergeant in charge of the station
leaned from his place behind the desk and
took hold of the two men. "You need not
grab us in that manner," said the young
fellow who had first spoken. . "We came
here to give ourselves up. We hear you
want-usfor the -murder of Officer Fryer,
and here we are.''
Though questioned closely the prisoners
denied emphatically that they had. anything
to do with the brutal killing of the police
man. They will probably receive a course
of treatment in ,the "sweat-box," but as
they have, if guilty, had time to concoct a
cood story, the chances of confession are
TOLEDO'S NEW GAB LINE..
Something: of a Mix Over the Issuing pf the
Toledo, August 10. There is much com
ment here over the half-million Issue of
bonds to furnish natural gas by pipe line.
Spitzer & Co., bankers, were the successful
bidders, but refnsed to lake them-unless the
words "natural gas bonds" on their face
was changed to "general purpose bonds."
This was done,' hot they sent a letter to the
Ways and Means Committee to-night re
fusing to take them, alleging they had legal
advice that the bonds are invalid because of
defective wording of the ordinance author
izing them. ,
TKo tftTYimf t Acs s ftos a Trini aTinlsi A a
elded to readvertue them under the samp
There is much feelinir -ens-eni
dered by the muddle becamse of the sup-'
posed injury to the cUj'aariit,
Jury of Whiter Men Finds
Preacher Not' Guilty
HE MAY HAVE SHOT BLACKWELL,
As the Evidence Goes to Prove, Bat the
Judge Bays That if He Did
HE WAS NOT THE MUDRERER
The Verdict Beee'ied With Pleasure by the Colored
Pecjls of Edgefield,
John Yeldell. alias Eev. E. F. Flemon,
the colored Pittsburg preacher, over whose
requisition from the Governor of South Caro
lina so much disturbance .was made, has
been tried on the charge of murder, in Edge
field, S. C, and acquitted. The trial was
short, sharp and conclusive. The late pris
oner is well guarded, but some fears of vio
lence aro expressed.
IFFXCIAL TELSGBAM TO TOE PISrATCILl
Columbia, S. C, August 10. John
Yeldell, alias Preacher E. F. Flemon, has
been tried forthe murder of James S. Black
well, in Edgefield county, In 1884. and ao
quitted. The Edgefield Court House was
as densely packed with spectators to-day as
it was on yesterday, when the trial began.
The twelfth juror was selected immediately
upon tbe assembling of the Court this morn
ing, and the taking of testimony commenced
at 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Benet conducted the
cross-examinations for the defense. The
State's testimony was closed at 1:30. Im
mediately upon the announcement by the
solicitor that the State rested, Mr. Benet
arose and said that the defense would intro
duce no evidence. This was not a surprise,
as the defense took the same course when
tkeBriggs were tried.
gTJBATJMONT beottohx out.
The) following is a summary of the testi
mony adduced by1 the State: The attending
physician testified a to the nature of the
gunshot wounds which caused Blackwell's
death. W.B. Parks testified that he was
the trial justice who, issued, the warrant for
Seidell, Briggs and Harris for disturbing
the peace and parrying concealed weapons,
and, that he appointed his brother, F. M.
Parks, as his constable to execute the war
rant; and upon nis report that he could not
make the arrest by himself, he -instructed
his constable to get a sufficient number of
men to assist hirudin making the arrest
F. M. Parks, the Constable,' testified that
he proceeded to make the arrest, but could
not effect it withoutaid, and under instruc
tions from the Trial Justice he summoned a
posse of five men, among whom was James
Blackwell. The posse left Parksville be
fore day on the 30th of October, 1884, and
proceeded to Josh Briggs' house, where
Yeldell, Allen, Harris and Lige
Briggs had taken refuge. Before Teaching
tbe house, the posse was fired into from am
bush, ana Blackwell was shot down.
BIOHT TO THE POINT.
Josh Briggs was the next witness. He
testified as follows: John Yeldell, with
other negroes, came to his house a little be
fore sundown on the evening of the 29th of
October, and stayed all night Before day
light next morning Yeldell waked him up
and said he heard a noise. They were ex-
the lot As Blackwell and a Mr.
Slone were seen approaching, Josh said
"Halt," and immediately Yeldell fired and
Blackwell fell. Then he (Josh) fired the
second shot at the same parties near the
Josh was asked by the State whether anj
of the negroes in his party were hurt or hit
by any bullets which were fired at them
by the whites, and he replied that-cone of
them were hurt.
Lige Briggs was not put up to-day to tes
tify. J. L. Stone testified that he and Black
well were together and were seeking to sur
round the house, when a voice said "halt,"
and two shots were fired, almost together.
He recognized Josh by his voice and also
recognized Sohn Yeldell, who fired.
SPEECHES OF THE HAWTEBS.
These were all the salient points disclosed
by the testimony. ' It was agreed that each
side should be allowed two hours for argu
ment As the defense had offered no testi
mony, they were entitled to both the open
ing and closing address to the jury.
Mr. Tompkins submitted the legal propo
sition relied on in the case by delense, and
was followed by Colonel Echols, who spoke
for one hour and made a magnificent argu
ment The Solicitor presented the case of the
State in a half hour's speech, at the con
clusion of which court took a recess for din
ner. After the dinner hour a battle of rhetoric
took place between ex-Governor Sheboard.
for the State, and Hon. W. O. Benet, forthe
defense, both making elaborate and exhaus
The charge of Jndge Pressley was fair,
but favorable to the prisoner on two impor
tant points. If the jury believed that they
met at Josn Juriggs house, supposing there
was a party on foot determined to lynch
them or do any violence to them, the negroes
assembled had a right to congregate together
there and resist arrest, if possible, and if
Blackwell had his gun presented at the time
he was shot, then it was not murder for who
ever killed him. t
A VEBDICT SOON BEACHED.
The case was given to the jury at six
o'clock, "and at 9:30 o'clock to-nignt they
brought in a verdict of not guilty.
As soon as it was announced on the
streets that the jury had agreed -the "court
room was quickly filled with about 400
negroes and whites. The judge warned
the crowd before the verdict was published
that he would permit no demonstration of
any-kind, and consequently the verdict was
heard by the negroes without applause.
They are greatly rejoiced at it, however,
and to-night on the streets they are stand
ing in groups, shaking each other's bands
Yeldell was not in the Court House after
the evidence in the case closed, and. was in
formed of the verdict by a constable. The
jury was composed entirely of white men.
On the first ballot 11 were for acquittal and
1 for conviction. It stood that way at
every subsequent vote until 920 o'clock,
when the solitary juror who had been hold
ing out for conviction went over to the ma
SOME TEAB3 OF VIOLENCE.
There is a feeling of uneasiness among the
people here to-night Yeldell will spend
the nieht In fall, and will start on hf re.
j turn trip to Pittsburg to-morrow.
At lziw a. M. there are gathered in front
of jail about 200 whites and blacks. Two
thirds of the crowd still lingering in the
public square of the village are whites, and
it is feared there may be trouble before
morning. The jail is guarded by 20 picked
men ot the Edgefield Rifles, armed with
Springfield rifles and supplied with an
abundance of ammunition. The Sheriff has
taken every precaution to keep Yeldell safely
until he can be quietly gotten out of harm's
A Bride's Fatal Headache.
rsTKCtAL TZLZOEAM TO TUB DISPATCH. J
Wabash, August 10. Mrs. Farley was
to have been married to-night She toek
I morphine last night to relieve headache and
Idled to-day. v.
Wonderful Effect of the. Brovrn-Seanard
Treatment oa a Philadelphia Be
porter An Old Man Made
Young Again A Mar
rSFZCIAL TZXXOBAK TO TUB PISrATCS.)
Philadelphia, August 10. Dr. p.
Ellsworth Hewitt, of this city, has been ex
perimenting with "the elixir" for over a
week, with marked success, and to-day he
experimented on a reporter who had been
affected with loss of sleep. The reporter
loosened his clothing and exposed
his left breast The doctor filled
a syringe with the fluid ' and
thrust it under the reporter's skin. For the
moment .the pain was acute. The physician
rubbed the spot vigorously to quicken cir
culation, and awaited the result. After a
brief feeling of faintness there came an
awakening of circulation in every part
of the bodv. The pains departed
within 15 minutes, and in half an hour
the reporter felt like one who has arisen
from a healthy sleep. An hour before the
experiment he "had taken a car to ride two
blocks, but now he was ready to walk a full
mile. There was a disposition to go to work
with a rush, and to look on the bright side
of things. .
Dr. Hewitt has had wonderful success in
treating an old man who was sorely stricken
with rheumatism, The man was a charity
patient at a city infirmary, and did not
know that he was being treated with the
elixir. He has received seVen injections,
and, although three weeks ago he was very
feeble,, is now decidedly strong. Another
of Dr. Hewitt's eight patients is a packer"
in a cigar factory who has been treated for
catarrh. He knew nothing of the character
of the injections, and in three doses' has been
transformed from a lifeless young man into
a sprightly one.
Dr. Hewitt is a modest young man, and
makes no claims to being the first to use the
elixir in this city. He is pf the opinion
that it will como into geperal the by
physicians, and that it is a
marvelous tonic; the best and
most rapid yet known. He does not be
lieve tbat it will restore structural decay,
but looks upon it as a stimulant which is
the most effective yet discovered. He has
made no investigation a's to the extent of
AMERICAN SCHOOLS IN TUEKEti
Ex-MIoister Strauss Talks an Bis Pet
Scheme of Education, i
IS FECIAL TZLEQBAH TO TIIE'DIGPATCII.J
Nevt Yobk, August 10. Mr. Oscar
Strauss, lately Minister to Turkey, was
among the passengers on hoard the steamer
Etruria to-day. Mr. Strauss says that his
sojourn in Turkey will always be a pleasant
memory to him. In speaking of his pet
sclxme, the growth of the school
syitem founded on the American idea,
Mr! Strauss said that there are
nor 200 American schools. In Turkey, all
of Which except one are open daily. An
order was recently made by the Turkish
Government prohibiting any local interfer
ence with the schools. This was a great aid
to tie school system, for it had been impeded
and interfered with by the local authorities.
Mr. Strauss was asked what he thought of
the jkorld's fair idea.
"Everybody speaks well of it," he re
plied, "and 1 see no reason why it shouldn't
be agreat success. It should beat all the
fairi ever heard of before. This city is the
placb for it, and there couldn't be a
bettor time to start it for there are at
presintno political animosities or foreign
plications.,'1 ThevParis:Brp-ositlon has
'tet.Jhe -people's thoughts in the right direc
tion, and we could have a fair that would
go far ahead of anything "ever heard of
KILLED BY A BLOW.
An Kx-Conrlct's Fatal Fistic Aasanlt Upon n
rSriCIAL TILEQKAU TO TUX DlSFATCn.1
Fkeehold, X. J.. August 10. With
one blow of his fist Asher Haggerty, an ex
convict, struck and killed Edward Baggett
on the porch of the Monmouth House this
afternoon. Baggett, who was but 20 years
old, came from" the barroom with George
Doane, who keeps a shooting gallery
below the stairs. As they cNime out on the
porch Huggery approached Baggett and
began to talk to him in low, angry tones.
Doane left them and was going down stairs
when he heard an oath and saw Baggett
fall, evidently from a blow dealt by Hag
gerty. A half minnte afterward Constable John
son, who saw the assault from across the
street, came to arrest Haggerty, who was
trying to escape into the barroom. Hag
gerty turned on the officer and fought him
like a tiger. The officer and the prisoner
rolled off the stoop into the street, but the ex
convict was handcuffed and arraigned before
Justice Lawrence. It was not then known
that Baggett was dead. He was locked up,
lor disorderly conduct scarcely had the
jail closed upon him ere news came that
young Baggett was dead. .
Haggerty struck Baggett one blow on the
left cheek, followed by three terrific full
arm .blows on the neck in the immediate
vicinity of the jugular vein.
Allegheny Ohserralorr Professor to
Photograph the Skies at Paris.
Washington, August 10. Invitations
to attend an "International Congress for
Photographing tbe Skies" have been sent
through official channels to Profs. Brashear,
Allegheny Observatory; Eastman, Hall,
Kogers and Hotchkiss, Naval f Observatory;
ElkinsYale Observatory; Gould, Harvard
Observatory; Holden, Lick Observatory;
Langlev and Winlock, Smithsonian Insti
tution; Morton, Stevenslnstitute; Newcomb,
Nautical Almanac; Peters, Hamilton Col
lege; Pickering, Howard College; Eowland,
Johns Hopkins University; Young, Prince
ton; Profs. Curtis and Kutherford, of New
York City, and Lieutenant Winterwalter,
of the Navy.
This Congress will begin in Paris Septem
6er 2, and is supplemental to the "Congress
for Mapping the Skies," which met at Paris
A TE8I CUBI0US QUESTION."
Can Electricity Generated la Canada be
Used In tho Dolled States.
"Washington, August 10. Solicitor
Hepburn, of the Treasury Department, has
been called upon to decide an interesting
question in regard to the introduction into
the United States of electricity generated in
a'foreign country. It seems that an associa
tion of gentlemen have established an
electrical plant at Niagara Falls, ou the
Canadian side, and propose to extend their
wires to uuilalo for the purposes ot illumi
nation, etc Before doing'so, however, they
desire to know whether the electrical cur
rent thus transmitted into the United States
should be subject to duty or other tax.
It is believed that the solicitor will evade
the question by informing the persons inter
ested that it is contrary to the rules of 'the
office to answer hypothetical questions of
this character. . .
Did Not Want to be Talked Abont.
BPICIAL TXLXOBAX TO TBS JI8P ATCU.1
Tiffin, O., August 10 James Law
rence, a prominent married man of Mel
more, to-day tried to shoot himself, and
then took poison because the neighbors
talked about him. The dootors pumped
him ojVyj xwKbiBjye, i
OPPOSITION TO ME. BOYER.
No Expectation of Beating the- Speaker for
His Slated Office.
PEEPAEING FOE NEXT TEAE'S FIGHT.
Chairman Eisner Hot Likely t Conduct Senator
The Democrats of Pennsylvania will
meet at Harrisburg in less than four weeks
to name a candidate for State Treasurer, in
opposition to H. K. Boyer, the Bepublican
nominee. There is not that cut-and-dried
air in the Democrat camp that the op
position developed. There are a number of
candidates for the nomination.
tSFXCIAL TELZQUAM TO Tin DIBPATCH.
Philadelphia, August 10. The Demo
cratic State Convention will meet at Har
risburg September X to name a candidate
for State Treasurer in opposition to Henry
K. Boyer, the Bepublican nominee, and to
declare a platform of principles expressive
of the opinion of the Democracy in relation
to corporations, high license, trusts, etc.
Since Cleveland's defeat last November,
very little interest has been taken by the
Democratic leaders regarding the organiza
tion of the party in the State .until this
weelc,.when it was announced that ex-Senator
William A. Wallace, of Clearfield
county, would accept, the Democratic
nomination for Governor next year,
if tendered to him with any
degree of unanimity. Since the announce
ment there has been considerable talk re
garding the selection of a candidate for the
office ol State Treasurer, and, quite a large
number of names have been canvassed, with
a view of putting up a strong candidate, in
order that the party organization mav be
gotten into good shape for next year's fight.
NO IDEA OF BEATING BOYEB.
The Democratic leaders have no great
idea of beating Boyer for State Treasurer at
this date, because there is no opposition to
him within his party, coupled with the fact
that McManes, Magee and Loesch were just
as anxious for Boyer's nomination as
was Quay. But next year they an
ticipate plenty of bad feeling after
tbe Bepublican State Convention has done
its work, and the Democrats propose this
year to make an effort to so shape their or
ganization that they will be able to take ad
vantage of any internal dissensions that
may arise within the ranks of the Bepub
The Prohibitionists also will nominate a
State Treasurer this month,-and he will no
doubt be fairly supported by his party, but,
like the Democrats, their opportunity, they
think, will cpme next year, when there is
to be an entire State ticket nominated and a
successor chosen to J. Donald Cameron, the
senior united mates benator.
KISNEB "WANTS NO UOBE OP IT.
The Democrats have Elliott P. Kisnerto
manage this year's fight, but it is under
stood that Kisner will retire, and somebody,
as. yet not named, will bo selected to man
age the State, fight next year. Kisner has
been in ill-health for some time back, and
is anxious to be relieved of the disturbing
cares of the position.
Among the most prominent of the names
suggested for the State Treasuryship nom
ination are: BobeTt E., Wright, of Allen
town; ex-Senator Homer J. Humes, of Craw
ford county; Bepresentative Clay, of Elk
county; Bepresentative Wherry, ot Cumber
land, and John S. Davis of Philadelphia.
Bobert E. Wright, oi Allentown, has
entered the lists as a candidate for
the nomination, and will be backed
by nearly all of the. counties representing
the "Old .Tenth Legion." Wright's name
has been often mentioned for State offices
by the Democracy, but he has had hereto
fore to fight against the pre-arranged pro
gramme of the leaders, ' but this year his
friends hope that, with as open fight, he
may be the winner.
HUMES BID FOB Tb5s TTEAB.
Ex-Senator Homer J, Humes, of Craw
ford county, is well known throughout the
State as tha author of the "Humes funding
bill." He has repeatedly publicly charged
the present State administration with mis
management of the State finances, and
is regarded as thoroughly equipped to
perform the duties ot btate Treasurer.
Not long since he informed one of the city
leaders here, when spoken to regarding his
acceptance of the nomination, that he would,
if the party saw.fit to make him its stand
ard-bearer, go Into the fight willingly.
Bepresentative Antonia Alexander Clay,
of Elk county; is not so well known
throughout the State as those whose names
have been mentioned, and his name has
been v brought forward by some of hjs
colleagues of the Lower House,
who think that he would make
an acceptable candidate because of
his- non-identification with the factional
strife of the party organization. Bepre
sentative Clay is a son of 'the late Hon.
Bandolph Clay, and was born in Vienna,
where his father was at tbat timeSecretary
of Legation. He was educated in Phila
delphia, and has an honorable war record.
WHEBBT COULDN'T GET IT.
Samuel McCune Wherry, one of the
present members ,of the Legislature from
Cumberland county, and a recognized
leader of the minority, can, it is believed,
have the nomination if he will consent to
accept. During his term of service at Har
risburg he has made himself known as
a faithful, conscientious legislator, well up
in matters of State craft, and, as he is
a practical farmer, would no doubt be
supported largely by the granger element.
Ex-Select Councilman, John S. Davis, of
the Twenty-ninth ward, Philadelphia, has
also been mentioned. forthe nomination,
and many of 'those who favor Wallace's
nomination for. Governor are in favor of
I la .., nnmln.tinn .... 41.n .Miln. In.f
should Philadelphia name the candidate
for State Treasurer this year. she
would, not be likely to ask the
naming of the candidate for Governor next
year. It is doubtful if Davis would accept
the nomination if tendered. His training
in politics has been in the practical school,
and he would hardly care to make the fight
with a doubtful show of winning,
The Philadelphia delegates to the "State
Convention were elected in January last,
and as yet they have not held a meeting for
the purpose of outlining a" programme, but
it is expected that a meeting will be called
shortly, when the question of presenting the
name of a candidate for State Treasurer
from this city will be thoroughly discussed.
THE TE0UBLE ALL OYER.
An Ofllclal Report of tbe Honolulu Rebel
lion Received at Washington.
Washington, August 10. The follow
ing telegram has been received at the Navy
Department from Admiral Goldsborough:
San Fbancisco, August 9.
Honorable Secretary of the Navy:
Unsuccessful revolution at Honolulu. The-f
Adams landed men for the protection of the
United States consulate and American citizens.
The Alert and Nlpsic arrived the day the Aus
tralia sailed. All well. Leaders ot the revolu
tion are prisoners.
No further trouble.
A "W. Owsbobotjok.
Slaldoon Thlaks the Champion Will Get a?
SUtTeientence-Why Governor "dowry
Was So Persistent Bulldoz
ing; a Connur Jndge.
rerXCIAL TKLEOKAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Bochesteb, August 10. William Mul
doon, the trainer of Sullivan, was in Roch
ester a few hours to-day. He had just come
back from New Orleans, where he went to
look after Sullivan when the champion was
arrested and taken to the State of Missis
sippi at the instigation of Governor Lowry.
To your correspondent Mr. Muldoon, said
he did not see any bright prospect of Sulli
van getting off easy.
"You see." he went on, "Governor Lowry
did not so much care that the fight took
place in his State in spite of his proclama
tion, but he smarted under 4he gibes of the
newspapers, and especially annoying to him
were the humorous rhymes that everpwhere
appeared in ridicule oi him. At
first the Southern newspapers claimed
that he was making so much noise for the
purpose of getting a renomlnation. Well,
when he failed to secure that the papers said
he would drop the effort to punish the fight
ers. That made him mad and he said: 'I'll
show them whether I will drop 't or
not and with that he redoubled his
energy and determination to punish
both Sullivan and Kilrain. We had 'it
all arranged to have the trial come off be
fore the County Judge in the same county
where the fight took place.and it was under
stood that this J adze would only impose a
fine. But on the day fixed for the trial
the Governor and the State Prosecuting
Attorney went out to this Judge's
court and they frightened him. He was not
used to dealing with such big men as Gov
ernors and Attorney Generals, and therefore
he weakened and sent the case to another
court, in which Sullivan will not fare as
well. The trial comes up next Tuesday, and
if convicted he will probably be imprisoned
a year and nned 51,000."
F1FTX MEN IN A FIGHT.
A Sheriff and an Inspector Killed and
Jllany Others Are Wonnded.
FbAnkfobt, Mich., August 10. A ter
rible encounter occurred at Otter Creek, 20
miles' north of Frankfort, this morning, in
which' Charles T. Wright, President of the
Otter Creek Lumber) Company, of Bacine,
Wis., shot and instantly killed under Sher
iff Neal Marshall and Dr. Frank F. Thur
ber. It seems that Wright had not paid taxes
on his mill property at Aral Lake town
ship'for several years, and had a suit with
the township in regard to it. About three
weeks ago the Sheriff attached a large lot
of logs.- Wright tried to replevin them,
bnt could not get the proper bonds, and his
mill lay idle for want of logs to cut.
It is thoueht that Wright, with a force of
men, attempted to gain possession, and in
the melee Supervisor' Thurber was killed
first and Marshall soon, after. It is
rumored tbat 50' men were engaged
in the tray, and there may have
been others wonnded. Tho propeller
Dewar, with a force ot officers and a picked
company of' men, are leaving for Otter
creek to capture Wright dead or alive. It
is said that the barge Seymour, owned by
Wright, has taken him on board and de
parted for the Wisconsin shore.
NO TELIOW FEYEE THEEE. -
Not Even n Sporadic Case Is to bo Found
. W-BHINOTON, Aueust 10. Dr. F. J.
Combe, who was detailed by the Surgeon
General of the Marine Hospital Service to
make an investigation of rumors of yellow
fever at. the port of Tampieo, Mexico, has
made a detailed report on the subject. He
says that on his arrival at Tampieo he made
himself known to the members of the pro
fession and was condncted through the hos
pitals, civil and military; that he examined
the records and made as thorough an investi
gation as possible. On all sides he met with
assurances of the non-existence of yellow
fever in any of its forns.
At present, he says, there is not a suspicious
or even a sporadic case of yellow fever in
Tampieo. This, however, he regards as sur
prising, as the city is in constant commu
nication with Vera Crnz, where the disease
is said to be epidemic and annually preva
lent. Malaria abounds, he says, very fre
quently assuming its most complicated
forms. This is principally owing to negli
gence among the lower classes and the stub
bornness of the ignorant natives who are
Buperstitiously free from medical attention
or advice. The sanitary condition of Mex
ico is said tojbc good.
AN EARTHQUAKE IN NEW I0EK.
Gnosis at the Uountaln Resorts Are Terr
Badly Scared. j,
ISFECIAL TTXraBAt TO TUB DISPATCH. J
Sabatooa,- August 10. A large portion
of tbe Adirondack region had the expe
rience of an earthquake to-day. The shocks
were felt at 8:10 A. M. and were continuous'
for 45 seconds. The earth-move was from
west to east The shock were so successive
as to have more the effect of an undulation,
the surfacex)f the earth seemed 'to take on
the nature oi the long rolling surface pf the
sea after the subsidence of a storm. Trees
and forests swayed as they might in a heavy
gale of wind. Horses were restless with
terror, and cattle ran about the fields bel
lowing' with fright. People rushed out of
houses, expecting that they would be thrown
It is not as yet learned that any lives were
lost, or any considerable damage done. As
far as ascertained the shock was severe at
Jessups. Landing, Warrensbnrg, Chester
town, Biverside, Bacquett Lake, Cedar
Biver and Bide Mountain Lake, and was
felt with more or less severity throughout
the north'woods. AH the summer resorts in
that region have many guests, among whom
tho consternation amounted to a panic.
NOT THE EIGHT TASCOTT.
Tho Man Arrested la Texas Is Just What
He Claimed to Be.
Emfobia, Kas., August 10. The young
man arrested in Laredo, Tex., supposed to
be Tascott, is believed htre to be one of the
sons of James Dolphin, of Concordia, Kas.
When arrested thb suspect gave his name as
Dolphin and said he was in the railroad
business and formerly lived at Concordia,
where -he Was employed on the nfght of the
Dolphin was seen by a reporter to-day.
He, said he had two sons in the railroad
business in Texas, one of whom might be
taken for Tascott. He believes it is one of
his sons who is under arrest.
NEW1 lOBK'S WOELD'S PAIE.
Mayor Grant Names a TJost of Prominent
Men Upon the Committee.
New Yobk, August 10. Mayor Grant
appofnted the four committees to do the pre
liminary work for the International Expo
position in 1892 late this afternoon. Among
the members are Grover Cleveland, Abram'
S. Hewitt, Calvin S. Price, August Bel
mont, William Bockafeller, Elliott P. Shep
ard, Cbauncey M. Depew, Charles A.
Dana, Joseph Pulitzer and Thomas C.
It is proposed by several members to make
Mr. Cleveland Chairman of the Committee
On Permanent Organization. He baa not
jet beea, consulted oa the subject,
HANUFAXaNG OF CAR FEAMES
13 the .Business Which Has a Golden. Proa
pect in the Future.
AIUMIHUM MAI BE THE COMING METAL,
Some Interesting BnestIons E gardinj the World't
Fair of 1803.
Ex-Mayor Hewitt has returned from Eu
rope and the Paris Exposition. He says
that under new processes soon to be intro
duced in America steel can be manufac-i
tured from Southern pig iron at a cost ol
15 a ton. The manufacture of car frames
from steel is a coming industry of great
magnitude in his opinion.
ISnCTAL TELZOBAM TO TKS DISPATCB.1
New Yobk, August 10. ExMayo?
Abram S. Hewitt returned on board thg
steamship Etruria to-day, after a four
months' stay in Europe. That the trip had
benefited his health was shown by his im
proved color and by a more erect carriaga
than he had in the closing months ofhisj
When asked about his trip he said: "My
family were with me and we had a very en
joyable time. We did not travel around
very much, but spent most of the time irt
England and France. We were a month in
Paris. I passed most of my time there aft
The Exposition is a wonder. It is tho
best exposition of the arts and mechanics'
that could be got together. The fines'
specimens of the products of modern induiHi
try are to be seen there. The most impor
tant feature of the Exposition is in the fact
that it illustrates the progress made in the
arts. A special effort was made by the)
managers to get together
and processes from among the partly civif
ized and the savage nations of the world
The methods of the rudest mechanics in thcr
world are, there, where they can be com
pared with the best of civilized countries.
I cannot imagine anything .more instruct
ing than this. After an examination of tha,
exhibits it must be said there is a compara-i
tively little to be seen that is actually new.
"In 1867 we first saw the Bessemer process
and the open-hearth system for producing
steel. Electrical appliances and apparatus'
.ilso made somewhat of a showing then. Of
course, in these matters the present exposi.
,tion is now much more extensive than was!
that in 1867. The machines are larger and
the producii are finer, but there are few, Ix
any, new principles. ,
"The one new thing that was likely to at
tract .notice from engineers was a process
for making frames for locomotives and cam
of all sorts from sheet steel. The frame is
cut out of a sheet of steel by hydraulic pres-,
sure. This would have been 'impossible 20'
years ago, because the iron plates of that?
time would not have stood the strain of sucb
A STBrXTNO TIIING.
"That wes to me the most striking thing
in" the Exposition. People have been won-
dering where the next opening for the nso
of steel was to be found. There Is no doubt
that it is in the manufacture of car frames.
The ordinary frame will rot out, say in tea
years. I should think that a steel frame)
might still be in excellent condition after
being used 100 years.
Another important feature of the Expos'-,
tion is that which shows how much the cost
of steel has been cheapened. The reduction
in prices of steel fa this country have been
made through tbe adoption of foreign pro
cesses,' but steel is to be cheapened very
much more. I saw steel made repeatedly
from low-grade pig at a cost of 84 a ton. On
account ot the difference in the cost of labor
we cannot do that here, but we can take the)
pig iron of the South, costing say $8 a ton,
and 'convert it into steel, at a cost of $7
This process will be introduced here at
once. I look for an unprecedented extend
sion in the consumption of steel in thid
country. It will be produced at a price sa
low that it will be used in an almost infinite
number of places not now thought of. Tha
process of producing aluminum has reached
a point where the metal costs only $1 ft
A POSSIBLE BETOLTTTION,
Should it reach the cost of steel, of which
there is now a possibility, it will create a
revolution in the arts. The world never"
gave snob, a promise of producing wealth at
so low a cost as it does now.
"I have seen nothinir about the proposed
exposition in New York in 1892, save a few
dispatches to papers on the other side, but Z
am in favor of the exposition. I was con
nectedwith that of 1876 in Philadelphia,
and I know that it produced a remarkable,
development in the arts in this country; If
one is to be held here we must determine)
whether we will try to make it international
or American onjy, as that of 1876 was.
If we make it international we' are likely
to have some difficulty in getting foreigners) -to
come here with their products. They
will care very little about seeing our some
what less advanced processes and cruder
products. They will not bring their pro
ducts and processes here because we say to
them by our tariff that we don't want ta
buy their products, but would like to sea
them onlr, so that we can steal the model.
If we make it an American exposition it
will be a grand undertaking, and well,
worth the doing.
THE CHAMPION PASTES.
An Indianapolis Slan Completes His Filly,
Seventh Day Without Food.
(SPECIAL TXLianAK TO TILS DISPATCH.1
Indianapolis, August 10. This Is tha'
fifty-seventh day of the fasting of Bobert
Marvel, aged 86. "I don't think he will
live much longer," said Dr. Hardy: this
morning. "He is shrivelled up like a dried
peach and is getting weaker, but even yet
he shows some energy. He is not so ready 'to
fight as he was formerly, bnt if heishandled
much he will push one away. He has not
even talcen any mus: ot late. .During tha
whole time he has taken 3J4 quarts of milk.
It is a remarkable case and I have heard of
nothing like it. Many can't believe tha
story, bnt neither the family nor I have any
motive for misrepresenting the facts."
IN GOOD OLD S0DTHEEN STILB.
Two Presidents of a Railroad Corporation?
Fight a Cesnlnr Daek
Atlanta, Oa., August 10. Pat Cal
houn, general counsal for the West Point
Terminal Eoad, and J. D. Williamson,
President of the Chattanooga, "Borne and
Carrollton Eoad, fought a duel at Hokea
Bluff, on the Coosa river, this evening, in '
which Calhoun wonnded Williamson in tha
The trouble grew out of Williamson's de
nouncing a statement made by Calhoun bey
fote a legislative (Committee as false. ' Cap
tain narry uaosjson, oi Atlanta, was ual
boun's second, aid Captain Jack King, off
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