Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 21, 1889, Image 1

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ADVERTISE your bnilneu In THE DIB
PATCH. Prompt return assured.
WANTS are always promptly responded
to when advertised la THE DISPATCH.
Beat Estate eaa be o!d through adver
tisement la THE DISPATCH.
A Labor Trust Formed by the
Different Glass Workers'
Meanwhile the Manufacturers Meet
in Cleveland and
President Campbell ConBrms the Philadel
phia Conference Reports He Denies He
Was in Washington Attending to tho
Jennnette Matter Prejudice Against
Him Dies Away One Firm Telegraphs
It Will Sign tho Scale As Bad a Break
Made at the Manufacturers' Meeting la
CleTeland The Proprietors Make n De
cided Stand Against aa Advauce A
Threat Made by One of Them District
Attorney Lyou Indifferent as to the Out
come of the Jennnette Matter.
President James Campbell, of the Win
dow Glass Workers' Union, has returned
from the Philadelphia conference of glass
workers, where it was decided to stand by
each other for mutual protection. The
manufacturers in Cleveland yesterday de
cided not to pay an advance in wages when
they start up.
James Campbell, the President ot the
Window Glass Workers "Onion, returned
from Philadelphia yesterday. A reporter of
The Dispatch, who called on him last
night, learned that he had attended a pri
Tate conference of a committee of the Green
Bottle Blowers' D. A. 149. This conference
was held Monday afternoon in the Windsor
Hotel, Philadelphia, for the purpose of dis
cussing the advisability of forming a com
bination for the mutual protection of the two
organizations. Messrs. John Coffey, G. H.
Poster, Edward Grenner, Joseph Troth and
Henry Kaltenbach represented the green
bottle blowers, and Mr. James Campbell
represented the window glass workers.
In regard to the meeting Mr. Campbell
said: "The meeting was called for the
purpose of forming an arrangement for onr
mutual assistance, either in strikes or other
difficulties concerning the membership of
onr respective organizations."
"Had this meeting anvthing to do with
the conference held in Philadelphia last
week, for the purpose of forming a combina
tion of all the glass workers?"
"I do not know anything about that, but
if you want to knot? whether we would
help the flint glass workers, I may as well
tell you that we would help any glass or
ganization that is in trouble, ctcn ifjhdr
officials are not always friendly to us."
It has been stated, however, although Mr.
Campbell did not say so, that by his agree
ment to the advances made at the confer
ence, the three glass workers' organizations
are in a combination to protect their mutual
benefits and interests against the manufac
turers on any infringements ot their rights
as a body of organized labor. The Green
Bottle Blowers, D. A. No. 149, is composed
of workers from Baltimore, Philadelphia,
New York and Canada.
"Was there any talk in that conference
regarding the importation of foreign glass
men?" Mr. Campbell was asked. '
"Yes, there was, and the men were preju
diced against me at first on that account,but
when I told them my side of the story they
were satisfied that I had done right"
"There are a good many stories told in
the city to the effect that while you osten
sibly went to Washington Springs with your
family, you really went to Washington, D.
C. How is that?"
"Well, you can say in your paper to
morrow morning, that there is no truth
whatever in those stories.' There is Mr.
Conaway sitting beside you, who was with
me in Washington Springs. Ask him
whether I was away for more than an hour
at a time."
"That is to," said Mr. Conoway; "we
were together all the time. There was not
an hour during the day that Mr. Campbell
was faither way from me than he is now."
"Will you tell me, Mr. Campbell, when
you were in Washington, D. C, for the last
"Yes; I was there last Friday and Satur
day. But if you mean to imply that I went
there to see the Treasury Department offi
cials in regard to the foreign importation
matter, I can safely assure you that such is
not the case. However, if somebody said
that I had been in Washington over a week
ago, you can inform them truthfully that it
is not so."
"Now, Mr. Campbell, what do you think
will be the outcome of the manufacturers'
meeting at Cleveland to-day?"
Instead of answering the Question right
away, Mr. Campbell arose, and reaching
across the table, he handed the visitor a
telegram. "Bead that," he said. The
wording of the dispatch was about as fol
lows: .
Please send us copy of scale of wages im
mediately tor signature.
"Now you can print that if you will
promise me to omit the name of the firm and
its address."
"But what do you mean to imply by that
"Why. that the manufacturers will all
follow the example of that firm, and sign
the scale. In other words, there will not be
any strike, I think."
The following is a special telegram from
Cleveland last night, containing a report
of the manufacturers' meeting:
The window glass manufacturers at their
meeting here to-day decided that there will
be no advance in the wages of the glass
workers this year. The threat to reduce
wages 10 per cent below the scale of last
year mi) not be carried out, but it is cer
tain that the present scale will not be
signed. There was a good attendance, all
but three or four factories in the district
west of Pittsburg being represented. The
only object of the meeting was to disenss
the wage question and fix the policy of the
association for the coming year.
At the afternoon session important action
was taken. It seemed to be the general sen
timent of the meeting that the condition of
the glass business at present would not war
rant any increase in wages, though it was
thought possible to run the factories on last
year's scale. An agreement was drawn up
pledging every signer to stand by the Wage
Committee's action in rejecting the present
scale, and every manufacturer present
signed it. Nothing was done regarding the
threatened reduction, the sentiment not
being favorable to the proposed cut, pro
vided the factories could be started on Sep
tember 1, as usual.
The Van Cleve Glass Company, of this
city, extensive wholesalers, distributed
among the manufacturers a circular reading
as follows:
If manufacturers decide to start on Septem
ber 1, we shall issne a circular broadcast,
offering glass in any quantity at 60 and 15
single, and 83 and IS at double strength. Much
as we regret the necessity for such action, wo
have a choice of two evils to sacrifice the
glass now or hold and inventory it at an aotual
loss on January L
This precipitated an animated discussion.
Many manufacturers at once saw that
such competition in the market would be
to them, and they dpposed the starting of
the factories in September. The discounts
mentioned in the circular are said to be
from 15 to 20 per cent below cost. There is
co doubt that such a reduction would
cripple many factories, and although no
action was taken regarding the time of re
suming operations in the factories it is safe
to say that they will be opened later than
usual, even if there should be an adjust
ment of the wage difficulty within the next
ten days, which is not altogether probable.
District Attorney Lyon Perfectly Indiffer
ent ns to the Jennnette Matter Not
Interested oa Either Side
Thinks HI Duty
Was Done.
District Attorney Walter Iiyon was seen
yesterday afternoon iri regard to the state
ments sent out from Washington Monday
night, in which it was stated that the pro
ceedings in the Jeanette window glass
blowers' case would be dropped for lack ot
evidence. Mr. Lyon would not divulge the
business of the department, and said:
"I would like to lay the whole corres
pondence between the department and my
self before the readers of The Dispatch,
but in my position I cannot ,do it. I am
under orders from the department, and, if
they wish to give out anything, that is their
business. I have received but one letter
since T sent my report, and that was a com
munication acknowledging the receipt of
the report.
"It is .nothing to me whether the depart
ment act upon my recommendation or not.
I made a report in accordance with the evi
dence ns I found it. I recommended that
the men should be sent back. Whether
they go back to England or not I do not
care. I am not interested in either side.
When I asked Mr. Cotton, who was Mr.
Campbell's,, attorney if he would offer any
thing in evidence for his side, he replied
that lie had nothing. It was a lame excuse
to set up afterward that they had not been
givpaa.chrnce toexujftjajbejr position. ,1.
think most of the stuff that has been tent
out by the Washington correspondents is
The Mnnner In Which a Clergymen Saved
His Children From Death In the Flames
His Father-in-Law Fatally In
jured A Powder Explosion.
Tecumseh, Ont., August 20. About
12 o'clock last night fire broke out in Bee
tor Bobinet'c house, this village. Bobinet
was awakened by the smoke about the time
an alarm was given from the outside, and
groping to the kitchen he opened the door.
A sheet of smoke and flame blew into his
face, driving him backward and singeing and
burning his face and head. He then went
to the rescue of his family. By this time a
crowd had gathered and were horrified to
see Bobinet open one of the windows in the
second story and throw his three children,
one by one, out
Fortunately there were persons there to
catch the children and they escaped injury.
Some of the crowd rushed into the building
and dragged out Mrs. Bobinet, who was un
conscious. Mrs. Bobinct's father-in-law
was fatally hurt. The flames next seized
upon a wine house and shop adjoining.
Then word went up that there was a keg of
powder in the former. Almost as soon as
this was announced the wine house blew up,
scattering the bricks and debris in all direc
tions. The people saw the uselessness of trying
to save the three buildings, and devoted
their attention to others in the vicinity,
which they saved after two hours' hard
work. The property loss will be about $8,
000. Aobinet says he does not know what
started the fire, and that he was crazy when
he threw the little children from the
A French Gnmbler Arrested on the Charge
of Instigating a Robbery.
isrzciAi. thiosjji to thx disf-itcb i
New York, August 20. United States
Marshal Bernhardt,strolled along the sands
at West Brighton. Beach, to-day, studying
the bathers who were tumbling on the
waves. At last he caught sight ot a dark,
well-built Frenchman, and stepping np to
him as he came out of the surf, put him under
arrest. The bather was Paul Haimont,
alleged to be a Parisian sport who lives by
his wits. The arrest was on a warrant is
sued on the application ot the French Con
sul, in behalf of the Minister of Justice, of
France, who cabled that he had secured
proof of Haimont's complicity in the rob
bery of 103,000 francs from Belisaire, Jour
nell & Co., Parisian bankers, by a clerk
named Noll. Noll and his wife were ar
rested here recently and sent back to
France. It was alleged at the time that the
real instigators of the robbery were Hai
mont and another French sporting man
named Piau. These two, it is alleged, were
lovers of Mrs. Noll, who was passionately
fond of all sorts of gaming, and bet heavily
on the horse races and lost. It is alleged
that she induced Haimont and Piau to
make her husband rob his' employer to
supply her fresh capital for future gamb
ling. It is believed that the Nolls have turned
State's evidence against Haimont and Piau.
He was arrested here when tbey were, but
they said he was innocent United States
Commissioner Osborn committed Haimont
to jail for an examination on Saturday.
TheKew York Democratic Convention.
New Yobk, August 20. The Bepubli
can State Committee having called its Slate
Convention for September 25 at Saratoga,
the Democratio State Committee, in session
this evening at Saratoga, issued a call for
its State Convention to. meet at Syracuse,
October 12,
f 1 PPptttjg
Andrew McDonald, of Frankfort, Pn,
Searching for His Parent and Sisters
Separated iu Childhood and
Sent West by an
Aid Society.
New Yobk, August 20. To-day Andrew
McDonald, a well-to-do citizen of Frank
fort, Pa., and the Superintendent of the
Friend's Asylum for the Insane at that
place, called at polire headquarters. He
was in search of his father, a sister and a
brother. The story told by him was one of
a decidedly romantic nature.- In 1867 His
father, Owen, his mother, two sisters and
two brothers came to this city. Times were
hard then with the McDonald family, and
on May 2 of that year Andrew, who was 6
years old, his brother Edward 9, and his
sister, Mary, still younger, were found
wandering on Mulberry street without
friends and a home. They were picked up
by the police and sent to Randall's Island.
Eleven days afterward Andrew and Ed
ward were taken by the Children's Aid So
ciety and put on a farm in Greenville, Park
county, O. There they remained until 21
years of age. They had managed to save a
small sum of money during their apprentice
ship, and shortly afterward bought a farm,
which is cared for by Edward. A few years
ago Andrew began a search for his missing
relatives and discovered one of his sisters
living in Baltimore, married to Chris
Bhein. From her he learned of the death of
his mother, who had died of a broken
heart because of the loss of her children,
but that their father was still alive in New
York, as was their brother Patrick, who had
married, but she could give no clue to the
locality of their residence.
The sister said that when their mother
learned that her boys had been taken away
by the children's aid society, she made
every effort to find their whereabouts, but
the officers of the society deolined to give
any information. When Andrew asked his
sister as to the whereabouts of their sister
Mary, she said that the little one had been
taken from Randall's Island and had been
placed with the Catholic sisters.
In 1884, according to the narrator's story,
she sent a lady friend of hers to the Home
of the Good Shepherd to learn if any traces
of the lost one could be had. There she was
told that Mary was there, but could not be
seen, as she was in retirement. To-day
when Andrew called at the institution the
Mother Superior informed him that his
sister had left the institution in 1870, This
was in direct contradiction of the story told
to the lady who visited the place in 1884.
McDonald will continue the search for his
He Claims That Judge Noah Davis Owes
, Him 8125,000.
tsrici.it. nxtaxAX to tub DisrATcn.l
New Yobk, August 20. Henry Villard
has sued Noah Davis, formerly presiding
Justice of the Supreme Court in this Dis
trict, for 5125,000, which he alleges is due
on certain stock transactions. Mr. Villard
bought some stock for Judge Davis six
years ago, and he alleges that $125,000 re
mains due from Davis. Mr. Villard was
in town to-day, but he refused to make any
statements in regard to the case. He re
ferred all callers to his counsel, Mr.
Lawrence Godkin, hut the latter was out
of town, and his associates declined to say
anything. Mr. Davis was much annoyed
when he heard that the matter had become
public. He said that he had just been
served with a copy of the complaint. He
denied emphatically that he owes Mr.
Villard any money,
!""' "MK Villard has never Before claimed:
that I owed him any money, he said,
"and I knew nothing of it until this suit
was begun. I owe him nothing, and I will
prove it in court. The transactions I had
with him were all settled up at the time,
and I was amazed when I heard that he had
put a claim against me into the hands of
his lawyer for collection. I shall put in my
answer at once." The suit is brought in the
Superior Court, and will be tried probably
in the fall term.
He Shoots a Young Man With Whom He
Had Quarreled.
Council Bluffs, Ia., August 20.
Bev. D. Nelmick, pastor of the Methodist
church at Neola, shot Earl Palmer, a popu
lar young man of Council Bluffs, at Neola
last night. Palmer was the suc
cessful suitor for the hand of
Miss Ella Porter. The preacher objected
to the match and in his opposition used
strong language against Palmer. The
yonng couple were married in Council
Bluffs, July 8. From that time the feeling
intensified. On Sunday last tho minister
says some one gave him a revolver, with
the suggestion that he might have use for it.
Monday evening Helmick returned home
from the country and saw several men near
his barn, one of whom was standing in his
doorway. He called to him to go away,
when he was struck by an egg. He then
drew his revolver and fired, and the man in
the doorway, who proved to be Palmer, fell
dead with a bullet in his head. The feeling
in jthe community is very strong against
A Pistol Shot Onuses a Leviathan to Nearly
Wreck n. Yacht.
Mabblehead, Mass., August 20. Two
finback whales nearly caused the deaths of
several gentlemen who went out from this
place Sunday in the yacht Tantrum for a
fishing trip. The whales were sighted about
two miles offshore, and the yacht bore down
upon them. The yacht passed quite close,
and one of the gentlemen, having a revolver,
had the temerity to discharge the weapon at
one of the whales. The distance was a little
more than 50 feet. The shot appeared to go
wide, but the finback seemed to be enraged,
and instantly turned and came straight for
the yacht
Had not the skipper luffed sharply a col
lision would have occurred. The whale
passed within a-very few feet. Its mate
dove and came up some yards astern. The
yacht was put before the wind, and sped
away pretty lively. Those who were on
board claim it was the narrowest escape
they ever had.
ASon of Governor Tjowit Weds a California
Lady la the South.
rsncxii, txxxqkak to thx DisrATcn. j
Jackson, Miss., August 20. Quite a
romantic ceremony was performed here last
night by "Bev. Frank Hallam, of St.
Andrew's .Episcopal Church, the contract
ing parties being Dr. Bobert Lowry, of Can
ton, and Miss Mary J. Foote, of Oakland,
Cal. Miss Foote, who is the daughter of
Henry S. Foote, one of the California State
Supreme Court commissioners, and formerly
a citizen of Mississippi, was visiting rela
tives in Canton, where she met young
Dowry, son of Governor Lowry, and a prac
ticing physician of that city. An attach
ment sprang up between the two, and it is
supposed here that on account of the youth
ful age of the young lady, her relatives ob
jected to a wedding, but love laughs at lock
smiths, hence the elopement to Jackson.
Governor Lowry has 11 children, nine fit
whom are sow married. One of his
daughters and two of lis boys eloped, .
Politician Mike McDonald, of Cnica&o,
Finds He Harbored a Yiper.
Instead of a Minstrel She Elopes This Time
With a Man of the Cloth.
An Elegant, Happy Home, Four Children and Tiro
Mike McDonald, the famous Chicago
politician, mourns the loss of his wife, who,
he says, has eloped with a French priest. It
is not her first escapade of the kind. She
once before ran away with a minstrel, whom
she married in Cincinnati.
tsrrciAL telecbjlu to tux pzsfatcs.1
Chicago, August 20. Mrs. Michael
McDonald, wife of the famous politician ot
this city, has, it is said, eloped with a priest.
On July 21 Mrs. McDonald left her home,
ostensibly for the purpose of visiting her
mother at Tiffin, O. She did not go to
Tiffin, but joined the Bev. Father Joseph
Maysant, assistant pastor of the Church of
Notre Dame, in Vernon Park place and
Sibley street.
Since the day Mrs. McDonald left her
home no one has seen her in the neighbor
hood except once, three days after her de
parture, when stje returned to the house
dressed in the garb of a nun. Her visit
was so timed that her husband would not
see her.
Mrs. McDonald is 44 years old. Her
priestly lover is 17 years her junior, and not
at all a man who would ordinarily fascinate
a woman. Mrs. McDonald is the
and grandmother of two. Hngh Mullaney,
the coachman, and Mrs. Johanna Gaudy,
the housekeeper, knew of Mrs. McDonald's
intrigue, but neither said anything to Mr.
McDonald until his wife had been gone two
week. Mullaney said Mrs. McDonald had
sworn him to secrecy.
Mavsant had been stationed at Dix
on, III., for three months. He was
sent from Notre Dame into retreat at Bour
bournals Grove, sear Kankakee, for neg
lecting his duties in the church, and, it is
said, because of his bibulous habits. He
did not return to Notre Dame, but went
from Bourbournais Grove to Dixon, where
he remained until the elopement.
Mr. McDonald said to-night: "This fat,
greasy French priest has sat at my table
countless times. He has blessed my food,
and has even had my little boys get down on
their knees that he might bless them. He
first came to my house two years ago last
July. My wMe.who had been" to church,
came home and t'old me she had met a poor
priest whom she had invited to visit us. I
made no objections. The fellow came. His
shoes were filled with holes.
his dbess -was slovenly,
and his manners were very offensive, but in
spite of all this my wife fell violently in
love with him. He seemed to have "her
charmed. He even put her up to rob me in
the night, not onlv of the money that was
in my clothing, but of shirts, handkerchiefs
and stockings. Ha was a frequent visitor
at the house. He would eat five and six
meals a day, and drink my beer by the
bucketful. --,
:"Theyhttd thelrrneetlng 'places at the
Grand Pacifio Hotel, the Palmer House,
and the Sherman House. My wife kept all
these clandestine engagements in the garb
of a nun. The scoundrel, I am convinced,
planned to poison me or get me ont of the
way in some manner, for he circulated a
ltory that it wouldn't be a great while be
fore there would be a funeral at
'Papa Mac's.' He always called
me 'Papa Mac, and my wife 'Mamma
Mac.' He told me I had heart disease and
was liable to die at any moment. He lied
when he told these stories, and I am positive
he tried to get my wife to murder me. She
either would not or did not have the nerve
to make the attempt.
"As soon as my servants told me about
my wife's relations with the priest I went
to the Archbishop and laid the case before
him, and I now enjoy some satisfaction in
knowing that the fellow has been un
frocked. "Mrs. McDonald when she left home had
abont 1250 in money and between 94,000
and 55,000 worth of jewelry. Shehad prob
ably turned all this stuff over to the priest.
In 1875 Mrs. McDonald ran away with
Billy Arlington, the minstrel, and married
him in Cincinnati, although she was then
the wife of Mr. McDonald. She was at this
time an invalid, and it was thought she was
near the grave. "When she returned
to Chicago she said nothing about her
escapade, but complained about her lungs.
Mr. McDonald sent her to Denver for the
mountain air. The next thing he knew
she was in California with Arlington. Mc
Donald lost no time in going to that State
and reclaiming his wife, whom he brought
back to Chicago.
It was learned to-night that Father
Maysant led Mrs. McDonald to the altar of
Notre Dame Church just before they left
town, and there performed the marriage
slipping a plain gold btno
on one of her fingers and pronouncing her
his wife. It is believed that the priest and
his victim have gone to New York. It is
also learned that, before she left town, Mrs.
McDonald pawned $2,000 worth of diamonds
for $400. She told the pawnbroker that she
wanted the money for her brother, who was
in trouble.
Mr. McDonald is utterly prostrated by
the revelations. He lives in fine style, on
Ashland boulevard, and could write his
check for a cool million. He will make no
search for his wife.
Arrangements Completed for Bis Trip to
Cincinnati and Indianapolis.
Cincinnati, 'August 20. The Presi
dental party will leave Cincinnati for In
dianapolis to-morrow evening at 5 p. m.,
via. the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
Bailroad. The train will consist of the
Baltimore and Ohio private car "Baltimore,"
and the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
parlor cars "A" and "B".
The train will be hauled by engine 129.
and the most efficient officers of the road
will personally attend to the comfort of the
party. The President has expressed a de
sire for a safe easy ran, and arrangements
have been made to that end.
The Presldental Party Leaves Deer Pork
Shortly Before Midnight.
Oakland, Md., August 20. The train
bearing President Harrison and party left
Deer Park at 11:30 p.m. Secretary Busk
and Captain William M. Meredith, recently
appointed chief of the Bureau of Printing
and Engraving, dropped into the private
car Baltimore, as it was attached to the
regular tiain.
The captain had not previously had an
Atu4 I 4a mvAsu hi 4YisiVs A aA
the others on the train are Marshal J. B.
uocxron ana uourau a. a. vuiJC
The Peculiar Hallucination of si Crank
Who Wanted to See the President
Thought Ha Had to Marry All
the Girls in Massachusetts.
raracLu. TzutasAic to tbx sisrATca.1
"Washington, Angnst 20. The latest
and the most unique of the cranks arrived
in the city to-day and wanted to see the
President in regard to a law which com
pelled him to marry more than 1,000,000
wives. For this he was to receive $2,000,
000, but he was not willing to marry such a
vast number of wives for any money in the
world. He wanted to see the President and
secure the repeal of the law and save him
from so horrible a fate.
He was arrested, and at the station house
gave his name as "J. A. Schach, of all over
the country." He is 23 years old, and has
been in this country for seven years. "He has
spent most of -his time abont the cotton
mills of Springfield, Mass." Every mill he
worked in he imagined that all the females
at work wanted him to marry tbem In this
way he was driven from place to place, and
was not permitted to work in any factory
more than three months. Finally the poor
fellow imagined that Congress passed a law
requiring him to marry all the females in
the Massachusetts mills. "When he mar
ried them he was to receive the (2,000,000.
Then his prospective wealth gave him
more trouble than his prospective marriages.
He Imagined that he was to be the victim of
a murderous conspiracy, and that he would
be Bhot and robbed of his wealth. What to
do he did not know. Finally he concluded
to leave the State of Massachusetts and seek
an interview with the President He then
discovered that the emptiness of his purse
prevented his visiting Washington, and so
he started for one of the other New England
States. He first wrote a letter from Spring
field to the President. The letter was reg
ularly registered and sent off by the post
master at Springfield. That letter was
dated January 12, 1889.
Not receiving an answer to the letter,
Schach went to Hallowell, Me., from where,
on the 23d of April, he addressed a letter to
President Harrison. Then he continued
sending registered letters from time to time,
until he bad sent nearly a dozen. Not re
ceiving a reply to any of them he made up
his mind to visit Washington and call upon
the President. He made the start two
months ago, and last night reached the city.
Sensational Buicide ot a State's Prisoner In
New Jersey.
israelii. Tzxzoiuit io tbx pisfatcs.i
Tbenton, N. J., August 20. Austin A.
Myatt, who was sentenced a few months ago
to ten years in the State prison, for shooting
and killing James E. Cavanaugh, shop mate
in the Trenton China Works, with whom
he disputed as to the ownership of a sail
boat, slashed his throat with a shoeknife
while in his cell in the right wing of the
prison, at 11:15 this morning. The blood
spurted from his throat in a stream, and
hut for the prompt work of Dr. Sheperd, the
prison physician, he would have bled to
death. Myatt has been contemplating sui
cide for some time. His family and several
of the prison keepers believe he Is deranged.
Last Saturday a razor was discovered in his
cell, and was taken out by a turnkey, after
a struggle with the prisoner.
Jonathan Hpghes, a forger from Camden,
and James Smith, an Essex housebreaker,
shared Myatt's cell, and they were in it
when he suddenly flourished the knife this
morning. He had had it concealed on his
person it is thought since Saturday, when
he worked in the prison shoe shop. Before
they could interfere he ent into his neck,
severing several arteries,'' but sot the "jugu
lar. "I am sick of this, and must die,' he
exclaimed. Dr. Sheperd said to-night that
he could not survive long. He was Very
low. Mvatt has a wife and several children
living in this city.
Thrilling Experience or a Texas Fatally In
a tsevere Storm.
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Denison, Tex., August 20. Mr. J. O.
Abernathy, who resides several miles east
of Denison, had a thrilling experience at
his house last night during a severe storm.
"I had just returned from the funeral of a
little child," he says, "when the storm
came up. The Tain came down in torrents,
and the lightning was appalling. - There are
three cedar trees growing in the front yard,
near the house. The largest of the trees was
struck by lightning, when a ball of fire
seemed to dance before the window. The
lightning went from the tree to the top of
the roof, and ripped up the shingles. It
then descended to the ceiling in the front
room and tore the clock into pieces. Stand
ing near the clock was a sewing machine.
The lightning melted the. large wheel,
and after this performance it melted the
metalllo rim which encircled a lady's hat.
The fluid then went through the floor,
burning a large hole.
"Mrs. Sherrill, who was sitting in
another room, was prostrated by the shock.
It was all done in a second, and it was the
most thrilling experience of my life."
Several Scrnnton 'Cyclists Travel 600 Miles
Through Six States.
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Bondout, N. Y., August 20. Several
members of the Scranton Bicycle Club are
making a tour on their wheels ot over 600
miles, extending through the States of
Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware.
They left their homes Saturday, August 10,
since which time they have visited Trenton
Falls, Bichfield Springs, the Catskills,
Lebanon Springs and the cities along the
valley of the Hudson. To-day they stopped
at Newburg and proceeded to West Point.
They expect to reach New York to-morrow,
and stay at the Grand Union Hotel;
Thursday will be spent at Coney Island,
then they go direct to Scranton, reaching
their home' on Saturday. All of the
bicyclers report having enjoyed a fine ride,
without meeting with any serious obstacles.
Different Ways of Looking at the Cause of
an Electrician's Death.
New Yobk, August 20. Coroner Hanly
held an inquest to-day, in the case' of Ed
ward Quinn, a late employe, of the Brush
Electrical Illuminating'Company, who was
killed by an electric shock at the plant of
the company on June 23, while adjusting
disabled wires. A jury of electricians con
sidered the case half the day, and brought
in two verdicts.
Eight jurymen censured the company for
not having duplicate appliances to use in
place of those destroyed, while three jury
men recommended that the company shonld
have duplicate switchboards, and should
compel all employes to use rubber gloves in
the shop. .
The Wife of Shrrlsr.Flaek Begins a Beat
Suit la Court.
New Yobk, August 20. Sheriff Flack's
wife to-day, took steps toward divorce pro
ceedings against her husband. A divorce
to her and ofwhiphshe said she had no
knowledge, was recently annulled,
& L t r r m
The Chairman of the Local Finance
Committed Bays That
All the Needy Have Been Supplied With
Food and Clothes.
From Harsh Criticisms on Their Distillation of the
James, McMillan, Chairman of the Johns
town Local Finance Committee, says the
stricken city is rapidly recovering itself.
He asserts that there is no suffering from
want of food or clothing, and defends Gov
ernor Beaver and General Hastings from
the harsh criticisms npon their conduct of
Philadelphia, August 20. James
McMillan, one ot the officers ot the Cam
bria Iron Company, and Chairman of the
Johnstown Local Finance Committee, was
in the city to-day. In reply to questions by
a reporter Mr. McMillan said:
"The people of- Johnstown are finding
their way back to the path of prosperity as
rapidly as possible, and I feel' co hesitancy
in stating that our condition at the present
time is as favorable as can be expected when
the awful nature of our visitation is taken
into consideration. I don't believe
that anywhere in the world could
be found another set of people who
could display si much vim and courage.
Never in a Christianized country did such
a catastrophe occur, and vet. while suffer
ing almost inconceivable inconvenience, J
people who lost their ail aid not Become
discouraged, but bravely went to work to
help one another. Lots of people are erect
ing new houses on the sites swept bare by
the awful rush of. water, and business is
going along prosperously and methodically.
There is no further seed of clothing, but
two of the commissary stores are still open,
and the demands of the needy are freely
supplied. The public square has been
donated by the authorities for the erection
of buildings, and $660,000 has already been
distributed in cash.
"Of course there is some complaint
about the distribution of the relief fund,
but it would simply be impossible to please
everybody. A committee is now actively
engaged in endeavoring to determine upon
a better system of distribution of the
balance of the fund, and I honestly believe
that everything ia being done in the best
possible manner, and that Governor Beaver,
who is being harshly criticised, is doing as
well as a man can possibly do,
"The work done by General Hastings was
of the phenomenal order, and too much
S raise cannot be awarded him. The Bed
ross Society, Ladies' Aid Society, Odd
Fellows. Knights of Pythias, Knights of
the Golden Eagle, and all other societies
who were represented in. the district did
nobly in providing for sufferers, and have
distributed money most generously. The
contractor and workmen have more work
than they can attend to, and stories about
their unfair treatment are absolutely false.
When contracts for work were awarded im
mediately after the flood the local people
were in ao cotuUtion, taacceDt work.. Evorv-
1' thing was Jfl confusion; mechanics had lost
their tools ana materials, ana outsiders naa
to be called upon if progress was to be made.
"Besides, the natives were nearly all pros
trated by their losses and their minds would
not permit them to engage in active busi
"Three hundred frame houses were built
by Hughes & Co. of Bellefonfe, at a cost
of (250 each.- As fast as they were com
pleted they were accepted by the commis
sary department, furnished and turned over
to the people- on -whose ground they were
built, or to people who had no homes at all.
It is nottrae that rent is charged for them.
It was distinctly understood that they were
to be occupied free ot cost, and I, as a cit
izen of, Johnstown, am emphatically op
posed to the idea of charging rent for them.
The houses now occupied by many people,
are of course, not to be compared
to their former houses and are
not intened to be permanent, but they will
answer lor winter and are as comfortable as
houses of their size can possibly be made.
Several brick houses are being erected, but
the real building is 'not expected to com
mence until next summer, when we expect
a wonderful rebuilding boom.
"The Cambria Iron Company is, rapidly
getting back to its former condition and is
now nearly in full operation. Guise,Foster&
Quinn, drygoods,and Guise & Fry, clothing
dealers, have put up large stores, and are
. "Several other small merchants have re
sumed in temporary stores and seem pros
perous. The general population has been
treated with a generosity that has never
been equaled in the history of the world,
and if there is any suffering now I have not
been able to learn of it. Everyone has
enough to eat and sufficient clothing to
keep them warm, and I believe the stories
about the hardships suffered by some of our
people to be entirely without foundation.
"About 600 men are still employed in
clearing up the valley, but the work is
necessarily slow. Bodies are still being
recovered every day, and it will be some
time before the district is thoroughly
cleaned. I don't know how the balance of
the relief fund will be divided up. No plan
has yet been adopted, but I feel safe in
making the assertion that it will be dis
tributed soon and in a perfectly equitable
That Was the Fuel Used la a Bun From
Washington to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, August 20. The Balti
more and Ohio limited express was drawn
from Washington to Philadelphia to-day by
an engine which used coke for its heating
and steam generating purposes. The train
leaves Washington every morning at 8
o'clock, making the run to Philadelphia in
three hours. From Canton to Philadelphia
the time is jest two hours and five minutes.
The distance is about 92 miles.
The steam gauge indicated 145 pounds at
the start, but before Philadelphia was
reached the pressure had fallen to 130; but
this was enough to roll the train into the
depot at Philadelphia three minutes ahead
ot time.
A Missouri Jailer Will bo Arrested on That
Kansas Cut, Angust 20. District
Attorney Kimball will authorize the issue
of a warrant for the arrest of the jailer at
Pineville, Mo., on the charge of violating
the postal law, in ope ning the mail of John
Mitchell, a prisoner in the jail there await
ing trial. Mitchell claims that he cannot
do so under tbe law. until he is convicted.
and that the jailer has no more right to
open nis letters than any private person.
This question has never been before the
Missouri courts and It will be Blade a test
ciUe. ,
EUrain Will Not Go to Ml
tst Nor
If He Can Helo It-Sail! -,
Bostoa Last BTeuln""?s
do on .Has a TrainUS
Scheme In H
Mind. V
Baltimobe, August 20. Kilnu
not go with Detective Childs to-day,
latter confidently predicted, nor doer,
he has secured someone in Mississippi w
furnish a personal indemnity bond. His
counsel, Joe Wbyte, has entered into nego
tiation with several lawyers and he hopes to
effect a satisfactory arrangement. He had
previously advised Kilrain to go, but on
learning that the present term of court
would end on Saturday he concluded it was
best to leave off the trial if possible. Hence
his efforts to obtain a bondsman, and, if he
can, avoid the trip South.
Childs is hopping mad. He says Kilrain
is making a big mistake and will regret not
going with him, as he has promised. As
matters now stand Kilrain is sparring for
time, his object being to keep away- from
Mississippi until aljer court has adjourned,
and if possible to stay away altogether.
How he will succeed remains to be seen.
Sis counsel thinks that If his plan works
the case will never come to trial.
A special dispatch from New York says:
John L. Sullivan left for Boston to-day on
the 4 P. M. train. He was recognized by
only a few newsboys, who set up a wild
cheer. Sullivan expects to be away two
weeks, when he will return here. A pastel
portrait of John L. 7 feet by 5. was unboxed
in the barroom of the Vanderbilt Hotel this
afternoon. It is by a Boston artist. Mul
doon says that Sullivan, before going back
to Mississippi, will give exhibitions in Bos
ton, New York, Philadelphia, and Western
,Muldoon says a Wall street broker has
offered him $1,500 for three months' training,
Sullivan style. Muldoon thinks he will
accept He said to-day: "I shall never
train another man for the ring under any
circumstances. I am thinking strongly, after
I get through with Bullivan, of taking
some prominent men and putting them
through the same course I gave him. I
have received hundreds of applications
from physicians, bankers and so on, who
want either to develop themselves or repair
the ravages of fast living and excesses."
A special dispatch from Boston says:
John L. Sullivan arrived in this city at 11
o'clock to-night, and is with his parents at
their home on Parnell street. He left the
train at Providence Junction, where he was
greeted by a coterie of friends and driven
directly home John L. looks well, was
sober and weighs 2?5 pounds. He said,
when questioned as to a possible fight with
Peter Jackson, "John L. Sullivan will
never fight a negro. I want to whip Jem
Smith, and then I'm done with the ring."
He is receiving friends to-night. Corks
will fly before morning.
Employes of the Government Printing Odes
Said to Lire In Great Danger.
Washington, August 20. A great deal
of anxiety is manifested by the employes of
the Government Printing Office in regard to
the safety of the building. This is some
thing of & chestnut, but just now there are
more substantial grounds for it than ever
before, as the walls have recently been
cracking and the floors have had to be
propped up with additional pillars. While
the building inspector has pronounced it
safe, few building? inspectors realize the
weizht of material- and the effect
of the jarring- the presses in such
an immense establishment, and good judges
who have watched it closely predict that an
awful catastrophe will one day occur, which
cannot be made good by act of Congress pro
viding for a new building.
There are more employes in the printing
office than in any other single department of
the Government, and tney wors: an nour
longer each day than department employes,
yet they are Jammed together in miserable
quarters, and every day they enter the
building they do so with a knowledge they
may not come out alive.
A Team Belonging to O'SuIliran In Use on
the Fatal Might.
Chicago, August 20. The police have
secured some important evidence in tbe
Cronin case. It is said to be to the effect
tbat on the night of the murder of Dr. Cro
nin a pair of horses belonging to O'Sullivan,
tbe iceman, now in jail as one of Cronin's
mnrderers, were attached to one of his ice
wagons and were driven rapidly in the vi
cinity in which tbe murder was committed
by th'ree excited men; that the horses were
driven up in front of a saloon in Lakeview
about 9 o'clock; that they were covered with
foam, and that the men in the wagon went
in and had a drink.
It had been supposed ever since the mur
der that these horses remained in the barn
all night that night. The police admit the
substantial correctness of these statements,
but decline to speak further about the mat
ter, except to say that neither of the men in
the wagon is in j ail. ,
The Indebtedness on the Wabash Hallway
in a Consolidated Form.
8t. Louis, August 20. Two mortgages
for very large amounts were filed here to-day
on the Wabash Bailway Company's prop
erty. One is a first mortgage for $34,000,000
to Central Trust Company, of New York,
and the other a second mortgage of $30,000,
000 to the Mercantile Trust Company, also
of New York The first mortgage covers all
the real and personah property of the con
solidated lines east and west of the Missis
sippi river.
It is to secure the issue of $34,000,000 60
year 5 per cent gold bonds, dated November
1, 1887, and $11,741,000 of the issne will be
used to pay the bonded indebtedness on the
lines west ofrthe Mississippi river, while the
balance, $22,259,000, will be used to take
first mortgage bonds on the lines east of the
Four Negroes Already Arrested aud the
Military Held In Readiness.
Sexma, Ala., August 20. Selma is
still stirred up on account of race trouble.
Warrants of arrest were issued to-day for
Bryant, Clark and Jones, of the Independ
ent, for inciting race animosities, but they
could cot be found in the city. Four col
ored persons were arrested this evening for
obstructing tbe service of process by the
Sheriff, and their trial will come off in the
morning. The military is kept in readiness
for an emergency.
The Train Held Up and the Pouches Ran
sacked at Leisure.
Pobxlakd, August 20. The mail coach
running between Canyon City and Baker
City, was held up yesterday and the entire
mail captured and gone through. Post
master Koby, when the news was received
here, started out Postoffice Inspector Trent
land for the scene of robbery.
Nothing has yet been received as to who
tho robbers were, or the amount of money or
valuables they secured.
It ion waot Board, Boonu, Horaea or
Help, advertise la THE DISPATCH.
Purchasers can be found for everything;
arered For Sale in THE DISPATCH.
THE DISPATCH U the best advertising
Bedlam in Western Pennsylvania. Try It.
How .Seymour Hitchcock Became,
While Young, a Candidate for
taught la the Matrimonial Net by an
Artful and winning Girl,
Eocxers From ill Orer tie Country Contribute U
Their Support.
The history of Seymour Hitchcock and
wife, arrested recently at Mesdvllle for
fraudulent use of the mails in securing;
money through matrimonial advertise
ments, is coming to -light. Mrs. Hitchcock
is described as an adventuress who has
brought her husband to grief. ,
Delhi, N. Y., August 20. The arrest?
at Meadville, Pa., of Seymour Hitchcock
and wife, on the charge of using the United
States mails for purposes of fraud, is a mat- 1
ter of special interest in this vicinity, where
the offenders are well known and where tbey
began their career of swindling.
Seymour Hitobcock is the son of Matthew
Hitchcock, a well-to-do and highly respects-,
ble farmer, of the town of Franklin, this
county. He grew up to be an idle but inof
fensive young man, and is now, it is be
lieved, the victim of an unscrupulous ad
venturess, rather than of his own evil pro
pensities. Several years ago young Hitchcock, while
still living with his parents, saw an adver
tisement in a so-called matrimonial news
paper, setting forth that a young woman
wanted a husband, and invited correspond
ence. He wrote to the advertiser, who
proved to be Sarah Hugell, a young
She is the daughter of respectable parents
living near Smethport, Pa. When 16 years
old she made a runaway match with a good
looking fellow who first ill-treated and then
deserted her. For a year or two following,
it is said, she led a gay life on the strength
of liberal drafts upon the bank account of a
wealthy oil operator. When this resource
failed. she sought a husband through the
columns of the matrimonial newspapers.
She is not noticeably handsome, but she is
bright and artful, and of winning ways.
She quickly perceived that a marriage with
young Hitchcock would bring money and a
degree of respectability, and she spread a
net that landed him.
After a time old Mr. Hitchcock got tired
of maintaining an idle son and a gay and
extravagant daughter-in-law, and cut off
the supplies. The clever and unscrupulous
woman was
Doubtless tbe novel and ingenious schema
she put in practice was suggested by her
own successful experience in matrimonial
advertising. She took her husband to
Oneonta, and from that point sent advertise
ments to Cbicago and San Francisco pa
pers, saying tbat a respectable young1
widow desired to hear from a Western gen
tleman of means and good standing, with a
view to matrimony.
She gotetters by the score from all parts
of the West, and sent back ardent replies,
inclosing .the likeness of a beautiful
yonng woman. The deluded Westerner
who took the bait was prevailed upon to
send costly presents, or money to pay the
fare of his betrothed to the place where
they were to meet and marry. When the
swindlers had bled their dupe to tbe ut
most they paralyzed him by mailing a re
ceipt signed "Sarah Hitchcock, per Sey
mour Hitchcock."
The records of the Oneonta postoffice show
that during tbe two months they operated
there Mrs. Hitchcock received over $400 in
fiostoffice money orders, and 19 registered
etters containing remittances in cash of
unknown amounts, together with packages
of jewelry, etc.
When the business was at full tide they
got warning that an agent of the Postoffice
Department was after them for fraudulent
use of the mails, and they skipped out of
Oneonta, and repeated their operations at
Olean, Ashtabula, Erie and at Meadville,
where they came to grief at last.
When arrested, with characteristic cun
ning and audacitv, Mrs. Hitchcock at
tempted to shift the entire load of guilt
upon her husband, She induced him to
make a confession to the effect that he was
the chief criminal and sbe an unwilling
accomplice. The chances are that the ad
venturess will go scot free, while the weak
and infatuated husband will go to the pen
To Own the Valuable Stock of the Alaska
Seal Far Company.
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Washington, August 20. A report
that the Alaska Seal Fur Company is now
principally composed of Germans caused a
good deal of inquiry at the Treasury De
partment to-day, as, if this be true, it is con
trary to the law under which the company
secured its charter, which provides that
none but native-born American citizens
shall have the privilege of fishing ia
Alaskan waters. The report that the com
pany has been transformed from native-born,
Americans into citizens of Germany since
the charter was granted in 1870, is based oa
the allegation of a geneleman who claims to
know of what he asserts, but to verify his
words are impossible to-day, as nothing is
known at the Department of the nationality
of the members of the company,and General
Jeffries, the attorney of the company, is out
of the city.
An official of the Customs Bureau said to
the correspondent of The Dispatch that
if the allegation be true the department
could only act after charges had been made.
Then if the charges were verified steps
would be taken to void the charter. The
charter was granted in 1870, and was to run
20 vears, and will consequently end in 1890,
unless renewed. There is a great rnsh for
the privilege, and if it be found that even a
portion of the present company are foreigners
it will have no chance of a renewal.
Death of the Most Expert Negro Who Ever
Handled a Cue.
Chablestqn, August 20. James Den
nison, the most expert negro who ever
handled a billiard cue, died here to-day,
aged 53. He was known to the Southern
world as "Pug," and in the days of pocket
tables and the early days of carom tables
could discount almost any man in the
South. He had hosts of white friends, who
offered to send him North to give exhibi
tion, games, but he alwaysdeclared he would
not go, preferring to live here. He never
took up a cue, however, with any except
white men.
Before tbe war he won a diamond cue
offered by one of the billiard table manufac
turers for making the famous doublet-round-pocket
shot. When the award was &u4sj
it was not known that he was a negro.
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